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Optimized for gaming

Q: Optimized for gaming

I'm a very avid gamer and I've been trying how to configure my system solely for gaming and I was looking for some help with that such as which services I can stop/disable (so they don't run on startup) and etc. I'm not sure exactly what information I'll need to provide for someone to help me with this so yeah.

A: Optimized for gaming

It all depends on whether the gaming includes internet usage or not?

Plus you can create a batch file to stop the services before running the game and another one to start the services when you have finished with the game...this works out pretty well.

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PROGRAMS

Droid4x (For android emulation)
VirtualBox (For Windows emulation, Ubuntu emulation, Kali Linux emulation)
AOMEI Backupper (For backups)
AOMEI Partition Assistant (For managing partitions)
EagleGet (For managing downloads)
AutoHotkey (For automation)
Pulover's Macro Creator (For automation)
Cheat Engine (For modding)
Classic Shell (For shell customization)
ShareX (For sharing basically everything)
Patch My PC (For updating)
Iobit Uninstaller Portable (For uninstalling)
Revo Uninstaller Portable (For uninstalling)
...and more

IMPORTANT NOTES:
I virtualize everything except for updating and gaming.
I might have forget my other stuff since I test software too much and busy with school.
Android OS is Cyanogen.
I have a backup schedule every month.
System is backed up by AOMEI Backupper.

WAITING FOR:
Stable release of NVT ERP free!

MY DESKTOP
I AM OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS!​
 

A:XavierGaming's Free Gaming Optimized Configuration - UPDATE 7

Forgot to mention that this configuration uses very little system resources
 

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PROGRAMS

Droid4x (For android emulation)
VirtualBox (For Windows emulation, Ubuntu emulation, Kali Linux emulation)
AOMEI Backupper (For backups)
AOMEI Partition Assistant (For managing partitions)
EagleGet (For managing downloads)
AutoHotkey (For automation)
Pulover's Macro Creator (For automation)
Cheat Engine (For modding)
Classic Shell (For shell customization)
ShareX (For sharing basically everything)
Patch My PC (For updating)
Iobit Uninstaller Portable (For uninstalling)
Revo Uninstaller Portable (For uninstalling)
...and more

IMPORTANT NOTES:
I virtualize everything except for updating and gaming.
I might have forget my other stuff since I test software too much and busy with school.
Android OS is Cyanogen.
I have a backup schedule every month.
System is backed up by AOMEI Backupper.

WAITING FOR:
Stable release of NVT ERP free!

MY DESKTOP
I AM OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS!​
 

A:XavierGaming's Free Gaming Optimized Configuration - UPDATE 8

Forgot to mention that this configuration uses very little system resources
 

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PROGRAMS

Droid4x (For android emulation)
VirtualBox (For Windows emulation, Ubuntu emulation, Kali Linux emulation)
AOMEI Backupper (For backups)
AOMEI Partition Assistant (For managing partitions)
EagleGet (For managing downloads)
AutoHotkey (For automation)
Pulover's Macro Creator (For automation)
Cheat Engine (For modding)
Classic Shell (For shell customization)
ShareX (For sharing basically everything)
Patch My PC (For updating)
Iobit Uninstaller Portable (For uninstalling)
Revo Uninstaller Portable (For uninstalling)
...and more

IMPORTANT NOTES:
I virtualize everything except for updating and gaming.
I might have forget my other stuff since I test software too much and busy with school.
Android OS is Cyanogen.
I have a backup schedule every month.
System is backed up by AOMEI Backupper.

WAITING FOR:
Stable release of NVT ERP free!

MY DESKTOP
I AM OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS!​
 

A:XavierGaming's Free Gaming Optimized Configuration - UPDATE 6

Forgot to mention that this configuration uses very little system resources
 

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WARNING

As I've test the incompatibilities, patches, and scripts on my virtual machine, I have made tweaks to this configuration both concerning system and settings. The tweaks I've made to this system are critical and will cause system instability if not configure automatically. In addition to that, I've made custom scripts made with AutoHotkey to optimize the compatibility of some of my security software. These scripts are unique to each software and are converted to an executable. If you wish to copy my configuration, PM me or do extensive research as the scripts and settings that I made for my configuration are critical to compatibility and optimization.

MY GOAL

My goal is to achieve a high level of security without compromising usability and comfort.

PROGRAMS

Droid4x (For android emulation)
VirtualBox (For Windows emulation, Ubuntu emulation, Kali Linux emulation)
AOMEI Backupper (For backups)
AOMEI Partition Assistant (For managing partitions)
EagleGet (For managing downloads)
AutoHotkey (For automation)
Pulover's Macro Creator (For automation)
Cheat Engine (For modding)
Classic Shell (For shell customization)
ShareX (For sharing basically everything)
Patch My PC (For updating)
Iobit Uninstaller Portable (For uninstalling)
Revo Uninstaller Portable (For uninstalling)
...and more

IMPORTANT NOTES:
I virtualize everything except for updating and gaming.
I might have forget my other stuff since I test software too much and busy with school.
Androi... Read more

A:XavierGaming's Free Gaming Optimized Configuration - UPDATE 10

Forgot to mention that this configuration uses very little system resources
 

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PROGRAMS

Droid4x (For android emulation)
VirtualBox (For Windows emulation, Ubuntu emulation, Kali Linux emulation)
AOMEI Backupper (For backups)
AOMEI Partition Assistant (For managing partitions)
EagleGet (For managing downloads)
AutoHotkey (For automation)
Pulover's Macro Creator (For automation)
Cheat Engine (For modding)
Classic Shell (For shell customization)
ShareX (For sharing basically everything)
Patch My PC (For updating)
Iobit Uninstaller Portable (For uninstalling)
Revo Uninstaller Portable (For uninstalling)
...and more

IMPORTANT NOTES:
I virtualize everything except for updating and gaming.
I might have forget my other stuff since I test software too much and busy with school.
Android OS is Cyanogen.
I have a backup schedule every month.
System is backed up by AOMEI Backupper.

WAITING FOR:
Stable release of NVT ERP free!

MY DESKTOP
I AM OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS!​
 

A:XavierGaming's Free Gaming Optimized Configuration - UPDATE 5

Forgot to mention that this configuration uses very little system resources
 

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Feel free to recommend free security softwares in the comments section!
 

A:XavierGaming's Free Gaming Optimized Configuration - UPDATE 4

Forgot to mention that this configuration uses very little system resources
 

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MY GOAL

My goal is to achieve a high level of security without compromising usability and comfort.

PROGRAMS

Droid4x (For android emulation)
VirtualBox (For Windows emulation, Ubuntu emulation, Kali Linux emulation)
AOMEI Backupper (For backups)
AOMEI Partition Assistant (For managing partitions)
EagleGet (For managing downloads)
AutoHotkey (For automation)
Pulover's Macro Creator (For automation)
Cheat Engine (For modding)
Classic Shell (For shell customization)
ShareX (For sharing basically everything)
Patch My PC (For updating)
Iobit Uninstaller Portable (For uninstalling)
Revo Uninstaller Portable (For uninstalling)
...and more

IMPORTANT NOTES:
I virtualize everything except for updating and gaming.
I might have forget my other stuff since I test software too much and busy with school.
Android OS is Cyanogen.
I have a backup schedule every month.
System is backed up by AOMEI Backupper.

WAITING FOR:
Stable release of NVT ERP free!

MY DESKTOP - WINDOWS 10 HOME

MY BROWSER - SLIMJET


 

A:XavierGaming's Free Gaming Optimized Configuration - UPDATE 9

Forgot to mention that this configuration uses very little system resources
 

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I have recently uninstalled AOL 9.0 Optimized SE and installed AOL 9.0 Optimized VR. Now the trouble is that it can't find my modem. I do not have any of my access numbers to the internet either.
 

A:AOL 9.0 Optimized VR

The problem is using america offline in the first place. You would think by now people would know NOT to use that inferior crapware. Get rid of it and you will be fine.
 

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I have searched a lot in the internet and i found these software were the most well-known software to optimized PC.
Tuneup Utilities
Advance system care pro
Window 7 Manager
Enhance my seven
Tweak 7
Glary Utilities free/pro

However i have tried tuneup but i see that sometimes it slow down my computer. So i don't know which soft is should used.
Any one have experienced about this problem? Can you give me the best software. Thanks a lot
My system info: Asus K56CM, Ram : 4gb, CPU i5 3317U, 1.7Ghz. Win 7 pro 64bit :

A:Which of these optimized software is the best ?

Welcome to the Seven Forums

Windows 7 does not need any optimizing software. You will do more harm than good with any of them, then you will be back here asking questions why your computer is not working right.
Do not use any of them.

Jerry

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does anyone know how to access the bios on a cisnet aol optimized pc?
 

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Does anyone know tips for optimizing my router? like optimized settings. Its a Netgear N300 wireless router wnr2000v3. I have been experiencing lag on my xbox 360 and some games on PC.
 

A:Optimized Router

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"If you are not going to be better tomorrow, then why have a today? " Brooklyn RabbiClick to expand...

I have aol 9.0 and so far it is a horror. It freezes when it is not lurching, and this happens every time I employ it. Am I the only one having repeated, continual problems with this program? Is it something I did or said? Did I install a lemon? Somebody tell me: am I the only one suffering these problems with aol? I'm sending this by old reliable aol 8.0 'cause 9.0 is breaking my heart.
 

A:AOL 9.0 OPTIMIZED-Am I the only one it messes with?

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When I installed Crysis demo, I knew it wasnt going to run great. But when I clicked on optimized settings, it put everything in medium quality. It was slooow. Then I got Medieval War II and clicked on optimized settings and it set everything to high which makes the game very laggy. It seems like no matter what the game is, whenever the game optimizes itself, it always thinks that my computer can do better than it actually does.

My question is this. Is there something I have to change in the setting of my computer or do all games do that? Maybe graphics card settings? I know my computer is not a gamer rig but it can barely play RTS games even though I have recommended system requirements for all of them.

My Specs:

Pentium D 3.4 Ghz
2 GB Ram
250 GB HDD
ATI Radeon 2400 Pro PCIe with 256GB

Thanks
 

A:Optimized settings

Dang, if that system can't play games then very few can. You have the hardware, have you checked for updated drivers for the video card? That could help, but I can't imagine it would fix that extreme of a problem.
Have you checked to see if anything else was using the CPU while you are trying to play the game? Are you playing local or over the network? Sorry .... more questions that answers.
 

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Hi,
This is not for Gaming but for Music creation but the same theme applies.

Is there any way to either set up Windows (7 in my case) so that I can instantly have the current drive, running only limited applications?
If I swap USER accounts I will lose administrative and personalised settings.
At the moment I open task manager and manually end processes each time I need to free up resources which is a pain.
If I could set up a preconfigured environment to run at the click of a mouse that would be great!!
Even better would be if, when I launch my Music Workstation it automatically launches this environment.

Any ideas?

Mike

A:Optimized 'template' ?

You can go to Start > Run > Type "Services.msc" and right-click properties on the services you want to halt. Under "Startup Type" change it from Automatic to Manual.
What this will do is not load that service until it is needed.
For example if you set Print Spooler to Manual the only time that service will start is when you open up a Word document and go to print. However once the service has started you'll need to stop it again.

There are programs like Tuneup Utilities which you can select services to be disabled and tuneup will automatically enable the service when needed and then disable it again.
This program is the safe option as it wont allow you to stop critical system services.
Tuneup also has the feature to add programs to the startup list on a Delayed Start to that your system has time to load first, then loads your music program.

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Hello allCan the following solution be optimized somehow or am I stock with this very slow working array formula?I have a sheet with the following data: A B C
1 111 2011 1
2 111 2012 1
3 111 2013 2
4 222 2015 1
5 222 2011 1
6 333 2014 1
7 333 2011 2
8 333 2012 3
9 444 2015 1
10 444 2012 1The first column is ID numbers, the second column is a year, the third column is a priority number, where 1 is first priority and so on. What I need is a solution that returns either the year 2011 or the year 2012, based on which priority number they have. 2011 is also first priority, so if 2011 and 2012 for a given ID number has the same priority, then 2011 has to be returned, but if 2012 has the highest priority, then that has to be returned. 2011 and 2012 will always be in the data set for all ID numbers, so no worries there.I then have those ID numbers (one of each ID number) in a separate list in the same sheet and in the column next to it, I have the following array formula to get the year I need for that particular ID number:{=INDEX(B:B;
IFERROR(MATCH(1;(I1=A:A)*(1=C:C)*(2011=B:B);0);
IFERROR(MATCH(1;(I1=A:A)*(2=C:C)*(2011=B:B);0);
IFERROR(MATCH(1;(I1=A:A)*(3=C:C)*(2011=B:B);0);
IFERROR(MATCH(1;(I1=A:A)*(1=C:C)*(2012=B:B);0);
IFERROR(MATCH(1;(I1=A:A)*(2=C:C)*(2012=B:B);0);
MATCH(1;(I1=A:A)*(3=C:C)*(2012=B:B);0)
))))))}It surely does what I want, but it is very very slow!Any suggestions on how to make this more efficient or maybe another approach?Thanks a lot in advance/Jacob

A:Can this approach be optimized?

Without even trying to understand what your doing,change your formula so you DO NOT use the entire columns.Do you really need to search all 1,048,576 rows?Just use the range of data required. MIKEhttp://www.skeptic.com/message edited by mmcconaghy

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When I upgraded IE, I got I automatically got IE, Optimized for BING and MSN. I do not use either BING or MSN. What does mean and does it affect my PC speed?

Thanks.

 

A:Solved: IE, Optimized for BING and MSN

No and no. Don't worry about it.
 

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My friend chose optimized defaults in his bios and now his pc wont start up. He would like to know what he should do. Would it be best just taking the battery out of his computer and then putting it back in?
 

A:Optimized Defaults in Bios (Help)

Try choosing 'safe' defaults in the bios. If he can't get into the bios then reset the CMOS as Rick suggests.
 

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Greetings to all, I have HP Pavilion p6787 c-b {with dual monitors}, microprocessor AMD phenom(tm) II X 4 840T Processor, system board is 2A92 1.01 and BIOS 6.09 I recently upgard the hard drive to SamSung 850 EVO 500 GB.    I do have two quick questions please: a. Is the motherboard compitable with data cable SATA 6.0 GBPS?  I read that the lack of optimization is due to the orginal data cable.b. Is it possible for that motherboard to handle both the new SSD and the old Hard drives internally?   Sorry for all these simple questions.  This is my first time to look inside the box. Thank you,    

A:Upgraded SSD is not fully optimized

Hi, 1. SATA III is backward compatible with SATA II therefore the answer is yes but it runs at SATA II speed.2. The answer is yes. Regards.

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Hi there. All of a sudden all google ads and many regular images are being replaced by ads that have optimized by .rmxads.com links. Other images are replaced by spyware warning ads. This is happening on a variety of different sites--the original ad or image pops up and then the replacement one takes over.

appreciate your help! thanks.

hijack log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:46:25 PM, on 3/10/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\VTTimer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ps2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ALCXMNTR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Deskjet 9800 Series\Toolbox\HPWQTBX.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.2\Apps\apdproxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
K:\Eraser\eraser.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-... Read more

A:optimized by .rmxads.com issue

hi again. waited 2 days and just giving a gentle bump and plea for help. slowing down more every day. ads and images are replaced everywhere--for example, half naked gals are dancing in your banner spot as I type.

thanks for any help.
 

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The volume C was not optimized because an error was encountered: The parameter is incorrect. (0x80070057)

I always get this error after trying to defrag and optimize my Local Disc C partition.
It was at first stucing at pass 1, I noticed I have just few GBs space, and I free up 100GB, now it is doing many passes like 7, but at end it will show:"Needs Optimization (Fragmented 39%), precents are sometimes different.

What does this mean?
Is there something wrong with my hardware, software, or it is normal?

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Hiya

This document provides suggested test cases for applications to meet the Designed for Windows XP - Optimized for Accessibility designation.

System Requirements

- Microsoft Word or Word Viewer

Operating System - Windows 2000, Win XP

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?ReleaseID=41323&area=search&ordinal=4

Regards

eddie
 

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What does "Load Optimized Defaults" do in BIOS? I am curious, I have a problem and this might be one of my options.

Thanks

A:Load Optimized Defaults

It loads the default settings...which are supposed to provide the best chance of booting.But...if the system was set up via a network install, then it may make the boot order one that produces an error...as the system tries to boot from a network connection, rather than the hard drive or optical drive.I would suggest to always check what the boot options are...after using/loading the optimized defaults. If the first option is not the hard drive, then I would change it (assuming that I have already installed Windows on a hard drive).More InfoLouis

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System:
Core 2 Duo E6600 3.2GHZ (Overclocked)
2GB DDR-2 800MHZ RAM
8800GTS 320MB DDR-3 (Overclocked)
500GB HDD
X-FI XTREMEGAMER FATAL1TY

I am trying to make Windows XP look as simple (disable Luna, no visual effects, etc) as possible. Windows XP will be fast and responsive this way. No anti-virus / spyware scanner running as I never get any viruses/ spyware yet. (Using Firefox for the win). Disabled all unnecessary services and startup programs. Disabled all BHOs as I never use IE.

Presenting, my Hijackthis log, unaltered. Don't be surprised!


My log from start to finish:


Quote:




Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:43:31 PM, on 4/12/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
E:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
E:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
F:\Multimedia\Winamp\winamp.exe
F:\Internet\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
F:\System\Unzipped\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RivaTunerStartupDaemon] "F:\System\RivaTuner v2.0 Final Release\RivaTuner.exe" /S




And this is after about 3 months of installing Windows. Absolutely no pop-ups, no signs of malware running and no slowdowns! Thanks to HJT!

Yes!!

A:Please take a look at how optimized my system is, thanks to Hijackthis!!

Quote:




No anti-virus / spyware scanner running as I never get any viruses/ spyware yet




You wouldn't even know since no scanner will tell you.

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I have a Compaq Presario Cq62-215DX. I want a good Os for my laptop, and 7 is too much for me, so i tried ubuntu. However, I'm going to college soon and have to go to windows. Another thing is, I have no drivers for windows xp for my laptop. What I'm asking is, how can I go to windows XP and support all my stuff like wireless and touchpad? Please help

Forgive my bad posting, not feeling so good.
 

A:How can I go to windows xp from a 7-optimized laptop?

If HP does not provide XP drivers (have you looked?) for that machine the probability that you can find adequate ones somewhere is low. Rather than buying XP and going through all the hassles of (maybe) finding drivers you would be better off upgrading the machine if it is underpowered and stick with Windows 7. What Windows 7 version do you have? How much memory?
 

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My computer is optimized to Windows Vista, when i try to put another Operating System on it comes up with an error.

How could i get XP or Windows 7 on? I've read that nLite is used, would that work? and how would i do that?

My PC is Acer Aspire M1640

Thank you
Mike
 

A:Optimized to Windows Vista

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How can I revert back to IE8 that is NOT optimized for msn and bing? I don't use either, I use google. Also, this IE8 is giving my weird issues, for example: when trying to type a post on a forum or on facebook it limits the number of characters I can type in the text field. Once I reach a certain number of lines it just won't display beyond it and I cannot type anymore. I know it's this computer (if not the version of IE8 on this computer) because I don't have that problem on my laptop.

I'd like to try installing the previous un-optimized version of IE8, unless anyone has any other suggestions?

Any help or advice appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Optimized IE8 no bueno

switched to Firefox, problem solved!
 

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I just reformatted a computer, and figured the AOL 9.0 Address book resided on the AOL end.

Apparently not, It is however on another computer in another room. Does anyone know how i could move the entries from one computer to the other correct path to make the address book still work when attempting to write an e-mail in AOL on the other computer?

Thanks
 

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DELL Inspirion 531s Windows Vista Home Premium SP #2

Recentlly uploaded AOL 9.0 SE on Vista, and everything seemed to go fine, but whenever I sign off, I keep getting a message saying do not turn off machine its installing updates. Okay, i've seen this message when I was using XP periodocally, but the process went through quickly and no problems. But with Vista, it seems to be everytime I sign off I'm getting this updating message, and it literally takes about an hour for the update to go through. I've uninstalled, and re-installed the software, but when I sign off its the same problem all over again. Being a long time AOL customer this is very strange, so my question is should I be using a higher Version of AOL with Vista?
Thanks in Advance..
 

A:Problems with AOL 9.0 SE Optimized on Vista

The problem you are having may not be an actual problem or even with your AOHELL software. I have to say this or else I could not go on, GET RID OF AOHELL PLEASE.

Ok now we can move on

Log into your computer as administrator and run windows updates. On Vista it can be found under START > All Programs > Windows Update. Do not worry how long it will take as this is relative to each computer and what it needs. Just install the important/crital updates leaving the optional ones alone for now. Wait until Windows downloads and installs all of them and you may have to restart your computer once or twice.

BTW: Uninstall that software completely from your system. Then create a restore point if you dare to install it again Here are a couple of places for reference.

http://209.167.114.38/support/techsupport/tsbs/all/-TSB001003.htm

http://www.websiteperson.com/advocate/uninstallaol90.htm
 

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I've been trying to upgrade the AOL software on my girlfriend's computer from 7.0 to 9.0 optimized, and everytime I run the setup, it goes till about 85% and then it just stops and the following message comes up:

Thank you for trying America Online. We're sorry that you have decided not to install the America Online software at this time. We invite you to install the AOL software again at your earliest convenience.

If you have questions about installing the AOL software, connecting to the AOL Service or registering your account, please call 1-866-489-4698.

You can Print or Save this information by clicking on the appropriate buttons below.

Two easy ways to start AOL installation again:

1. Just click on the "Retry AOL 9.0" icon on your Windows desktop.

2. If you installed America Online from a CD-ROM, remove it from your CD drive. When you are ready to try again, just put the America Online CD-ROM back into the CD drive and installation will begin automatically.

Follow the easy instructions to install AOL, and if prompted, enter the registration number and password found in your AOL software kit.

Thanks again for trying! We hope to see you online soon.
Another thing that may be of interest is that I've also been trying to upgrade her Real One software so she can watch music videos and stuff, and everytime I download that upgrade, it can never carry out the installation cuz it says there are problems. I'm pretty sure this isn't ... Read more

A:Problems upgrading AOL software to 9.0 Optimized

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Hi,
I have been using Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit for an year now, and recently noticed that the "Currently Allocated" virtual memoy is 3063 Mb, while the "Recommended" VM is 4594 Mb. I have 3 Gb physical memory installed. Even after I check the "Automatically manage paging file size for all drives" option, the VM remains 3063 Mb. What should be the optimal VM setting in Win'7 for me to derive the best performance from my PC ? Please advise.

A:Virtual Memory - optimized settings

Quote:
How Big Should I Make the Paging File?

Perhaps one of the most commonly asked questions related to virtual memory is, how big should I make the paging file? There’s no end of ridiculous advice out on the web and in the newsstand magazines that cover Windows, and even Microsoft has published misleading recommendations. Almost all the suggestions are based on multiplying RAM size by some factor, with common values being 1.2, 1.5 and 2. Now that you understand the role that the paging file plays in defining a system’s commit limit and how processes contribute to the commit charge, you’re well positioned to see how useless such formulas truly are.

Since the commit limit sets an upper bound on how much private and pagefile-backed virtual memory can be allocated concurrently by running processes, the only way to reasonably size the paging file is to know the maximum total commit charge for the programs you like to have running at the same time. If the commit limit is smaller than that number, your programs won’t be able to allocate the virtual memory they want and will fail to run properly.

So how do you know how much commit charge your workloads require? You might have noticed in the screenshots that Windows tracks that number and Process Explorer shows it: Peak Commit Charge. To optimally size your paging file you should start all the applications you run at the same time, load typical data sets, and then note the commit charge peak (or... Read more

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Hard drive optimized DST failed

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hi guysi usually make a system image and save it to my storage hdd but on this occasion im not getting the option to save it to hdd.any ideas why??. if i click the drop down arrow it only says "refresh" with the same out come.im wondering it it could be anything to do with the tweeks i followed on this site for optimizing the ssd drive.http://www.disk-partition.com/kb/ti...pics of attempted imaging http://postimg.org/gallery/grn1e53s/message edited by martin16v

A:No Option To Save Image after optimized SSD HDD

What drop-down arrow are you clicking on? More information might be helpful.

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I have just defragged my laptop and in the Optimize Drives it reads that the drive, Windows RE tools, needs optimization. I thought this drive should not be optimized so why does it say that it Needs optimization (17% fragmented).

A:Should Windows RE tools drive be optimized?

You can optimize if the system lets you.. re tools is a few smaller files and a 300mb .wim file

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Hi, I would like to know if that Optimized pcie x4 NVMe SSD Bios update will work on my VN7-791G. It's listed for the VN7-792G as well as updated Realtek audio drivers that aren't listed for mine (although same Realtek audio) so I don't see why there would be a conflict. Same with the Synaptics touchpad driver. I'm thinking maybe the Acer update page just isn't up to date on my older Nitro. I can see  how the Intel Chipset driver would not work (I think) since I am running Haswell not Skylake. Any help would be appreciated. 










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A:Optimized PCIE SSD Bios update

Hi, It will not work to be short. The checkum will see that the BIOS is not designed for the 791G and it will not install it. Also from where are you sure that 791G has Nvme support?












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Hello

I ran PC Pitstop Optimize today and what ever it fixed its created a HUGE mess. I restored system settings from the program however the computer is worse.

Major issues:

cannot reinstall windows 7
error: Windows could not retrieve information about the disks on this computer.

disk management (see attached)
error: unable to connect to Virtual Disk Service

add/remove programs from add/remove (see attached)

cannot access "devices and printers" (a green progress bar at the top just keeps going and the screen never loads up)

This is what i believe was modified however i have since removed the program.
Invalid Class IDs(CLSID)
Invalid Program Identifiers (ProgID)
Invalid Type Libraries (TypeLib)
Invalid Interfaces
This is just the start but Im sensing a fresh windows install which i would like to avoid.


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A:Ran PC Pitstop Optimized and now have a million issues

I ran PC Pitstop Optimize today << People do not think Optimizers / Reg fixers are bad, but they are -Hi -Do you have Genuine Win7 disks or computer specific reinstall disks (eg Dell / Toshiba / HP)Please list the Make and model of the problem computer -Thanh You -

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I stared my notebook And It blocked on the start screen. There is The hp logo only and the circle turn indefinitely. So, I lounched The System Diagnostic Test And I had the following error message: HD unit DST control - ID ERROR: RUN7Q3F-72683G-MFPV61-61T503.

A:Optimized HD unit DST control Error

Hi, Is the error code actually:    RU7Q3F-72683G-MFPV61-61T503 If so, it does confirm a failure of the optimized disk self test which basically means that some areas of the HDD occupied by the operating system are un-readable - this may well mean that the drive is failing and will need to be replaced. If your notebook is still under warranty, contact HP and arrange to have the drive replaced - If needed, you can check your warranty status Here. If you live in the US, contact HP Here. If you are in another part of the world, start Here. If you are out of warranty and as long as the previous installation of Windows 10 had activated Ok after the upgrade from 8.1, you can try performing a clean installation as detailed in the guide on the following link.  Note: At the activation screen, select 'I don't have a Product key' - Windows will activate automatically once the installation has completed. http://www.howtogeek.com/224342/how-to-clean-install-windows-10/ If you still get the same error after a clean install, then the HDD will need to be replaced. Regards, DP-K

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Windows Explorer seems to automatically choose the display settings based on the content. When I open a folder that mostly contains mp3 files for example, the Columns display:
Name
#
Title
Contributing artists
Album
How can this "template" be changed to always include additional columns, such as "Duration"?

Is it possible to edit the Optimized Folder Templates to add or remove columns?

I am very interested to know if anybody knows the answer to this. Thanks

A:Optimized folder templates - editing

Yes, Antonimo, it is easy to add new columns or remove the ones that are already there. You right-click on any column header, choose "More" and then you have a near infinite list of possible columns. You can move them up or down the list, thus changing which column is shown first and so on.

Once you have achieved the set-up you want, you can go to Folder Options -> View and apply the chosen set-up to all folders of the same type. To choose the type, you click on the folder icon, then Properties -> Customize, but that you should do prior to choosing columns.

Hope that helps.

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hello forum,

all of a sudden my external HDD (USB) is no longer performance optimized.
usually the properties window of the device has a tab "policies" where you can choose between "quick removal" and "better performance".

after recent system changes (BIOS update, windows updates, formatting the external HDD) i observed very poor performance.
i then noticed the following:
1) the device no longer shows up in systray / notification area for safe removal
2) the properties dialog no longer has the policies tab!

so it looks like the operating system has permanently activated the "quick removal" (write caching disabled) now and won't allow me to change it to "better performance" (write caching enabled, systray icon for safe removal).
but why?
and how to change it back?
some additional notes notes:

a) windows 7 is still showing proper behaviour for other removalbe devices (e.g. USB thumbs driver). it seems to be specific to my external HDD.

b) the external HDD is formatted with NTFS.

c) this is a dual boot system (win7 x64, win xp x86). my external HDD doesn't show those symptoms when booting into windows xp. so i can rule out the bios update as root cause. it seems to be specific to win7.

d) my system has 12 GB of RAM. so the full memory is visible to win7 x64, but only 2.5 GB is visible to winxp x86.

A:external USB HDD no longer performance optimized

any ideas how to proceed?

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Specs:
Windows 7 64 bit Basic
AMD Phenom II x4 960T BE oc @3.2GHz
AMD Radeon HD 6800 series (6850's) Crossfire
700watt PSU (Modxstreampro)
8Gb of Patriot DDR3 ram

I play Dayz a lot. Amazing game, but terrible performance. I sometimes have to deal with ten frames per second. I rarely ever get over thirty frames. I have added in startup parameters in Dayz Commander to help the game perform better, I have tweaked my settings and tried several things to boost FPS.
Is there anyone else that falls victim to this as well? Can someone give me some suggestions on how to increase my performance? And I am already planning on getting an EVGA Gtx 680 2gb for the standalone, but I don't know how much of a performance boost that will be on the mod as it is.
Also, I run Core Temp and TechPowerUp GPU-Z constantly and I monitor the loads and temps on my second monitor. I notice that I rarely ever get over a forty percent GPU load. When I enter big cities with lots of action going on my GPU load goes straight to zero and that's when I get the worst FPS. My processor hits a little over fifty percent load but it varies between cores. It doesn't seem like I am using the most out of my hardware. This is frustrating. I think Dayz has to be the worst optimized game I have ever played. I can play newer better graphics games maxed out and get over sixty frames.
 

A:Dayz worst optimized game ever?

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I didn't see this ask nor a corrrection for the problem.
I've recently downloaded IE 8 Optimized for Bing and MSN,on my Windows XP Sp3 all updated.. so Secunia PSI tells me.. I'm at 100% with all my programs and updates.

Question.. When I go to QVC.. try to view my Account or Order Status.. I see this long RED
We're sorry. Your browser's current security settings may be preventing you from viewing pages or searching on QVC.com. If you'd like to correct this problem, please follow these helpful instructions.

PLUS I can't get logged in, it keeps telling me " One moment please".. never opens my account, What gives with this ?
I have done nothing new ... except to update a few programs lately.

Thanks for any help on this matter.

A:I E 8 Optimized for Bing and MSN Installed recently

Perhaps as part of the process of installing the new browser, IE8 was set to the current security or privacy settings and they are too high. I would think it would work with the defaults on the normal IE8 so first try to reset IE (tools/internet options/advanced/reset.) If that doesn't fix it, try lowering the security level or accepting more cookies under privacy. Perhaps the "helpful insrtuctions" will provide a clue as to how to change them.

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I'm trying to help my mother with her computer. I ran a scan on her hard drives and the hard drvie optimized dst check failed. The Failure ID is OGFB6C-000836-9XJ2XA-615903. Can anyone tell me where I go from here? Do I need to get her a new hard drive, ect??? Thank you.










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A:Hard Drive Optimized failed DST Check

Jenna, welcome to the forum. I believe that the hard drive has failed.  Here is the Troubleshooting section for the hard drive.  I suggest following the guide on testing it.  If it shows that it has failed, your only option is to replace it.  Here is a guide to help you replace it.  You should assure that the new hard drive is the same size or larger than the existing one. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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I purchased my laptop computer about 1 1/2 years ago. A few months ago it was running slow so I upgraded the internet explorer (the version that is optimized for Bing and MSN) and now I keep getting these messages that IE is not responding. I talked to Toshiba and the guy said it might be a virus, but since my 1 year warranty had expired, he could only help me if I agreed to a $35 fee. That was out. So I did a system restore with the disks from Toshiba to restore my computer to the out of the box condition. I am still getting these messages and it is getting frustrating, because whenever I try to read my emails in either gmail or aol, it won't load and when I click on it again I get an error message that IE (not responding) I have also noticed that I get a message about a tab being recovered. I don't have a clue as to what is going on and I really need help. I have anti-virus software and I always update the windows and the Norton 360 software. I am getting somewhat frustrated since I have online businesses that I need to check on (some daily), but it seems as though I am spending half my day trying to get the pages to load and refreshing pages and all that. I am on skype so if this is something that needs a step by step instruction, please send me a note and give me a good time to connect with you on skype. My skype name is in my profile. Thanks for your time....

HeatherN
The error message reads: Internet explorer optimized for Bing and MSN (not responding)

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A:Internet explorer optimized for Bing and MSN not responding

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Hi everyone

I'm experiencing several problems with an optimized win7 installation, though that i've been working on this through months.

I've already solved most of them, but there are some that i can't solve, and the system itself doesn't help (The error messages don't match with the actual causes, the troubleshooter doesn't work, etc)

My main problem now is starting some services, such as Windows Event Log and WLAN autoconfig.

All their dependencies are satisfied, all the associated files and dll's are working and registered, but i still get the same message error:
It doesn't specify what is the path that it can't find, but all paths associated to that service on the registry are working, i've checked it many times.

I can't update the system again, but the system was updated in october, and all updates were ok, there were no problems.

I have a single user, and there are no permission issues anymore, all the system and service profiles are also functional, and all drivers are updated and working.

I've also cleaned the registry and scanned for issues, none have been found.

The only other problem i have now is with the Windows Update system, once CBS Manifest is corrupted, and i just can't find a way to correct it (all given solutions on internet fail with me, nothing can correct this, but all files associated to CBS Manifest are ok, i don't know why it says it's corrupted)

So, do anyone know what can i do?

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A:Several unknown problems in optimized Win7 Professional 32-bit

Im pretty sure I ran into this a few months ago when I tried to use optimized mode. try control panel, system and security, advanced tools,open task manager, click on services tab, click on services tab with the security shield on bottom. use scrollbar to scroll down to WLAN Auto Config, right click, open properties make sure the start up type is set to manual unless you are on a Wire Less Area Network then set to automatic. if your system detects disabled it will give you this error. also check dependencies tab and make sure that the services that WLAN depends on and check to make sure they are set to manual or auto depending on if you are wired (manual) wireless (auto) even though i am not on a wireless network I still got the error code and the program I used also installed a floppy drive in my system where I have no drivers or support for one on my system at all and it put it first in my boot sequence. really slows the boot time. the time I spent fixing the problems with the optimized mode was about a billion times the time optimized mode saved me in my daily use. I have tried several different programs and configurations to get the most out of my system and have found that all of these programs do not work. they all take up space on your hard drive and embed them in your startup menu and suck on the efficiency of your system. I honestly spent over 100 hours researching, downloading programs, reconfiguring my system according to the "experts" and un doing such c... Read more

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Hi,
I created the images from Image Ready and then clicked on the save optimized and clicked on the only gif without the html and saved. How do I put them in the html code? I saw 1o of the images in the folder. Can somebody help me please?
 

A:Save Optimized problem from Image Ready?

Hiya

Are you trying to convert them from GIF into HTML?

I found this:

http://www.webreference.com/graphics/column47/4.html

http://www.pisceswind.com/rollovers6.html

eddie
 

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So after a reformat of my computer, anytime I shut the computer off and cut off electrical power from either the PSU or the UPS my system will not load directly to windows, BIOS will come up saying that it has detected changes and offers to load optimized results or enter BIOS, going into BIOS I am able to see that all my custom settings have been overriden and I have to start all over.

I am thinking this is electrical, but find it strange that it happened after I reformatted and cleaned my computer.

The motherboard is an F2A85X-UP4

A:Motherboard trying to load optimized results occasionally

It likely that your CMOS battery (button cell) on your motherboard needs replacing. It's what maintains the BIOS settings when the PC is off.

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Hi  My laptop does not fail but it keeps on hangging up. So i ran diagnostics test and it failed the Hard drive optimize DST check. Does this mean that my hard drive is not working properly and i need to replace it or this is  an operating system problem.  Regards

A:Hard Drive Optimized DST test failure

That means the hard drive needs replacement. Is the laptop still in warranty?

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As the title says, windows 8.1 reserved partition will not optimize on SSD. Even if you try to run it manually. Have the latest firmware update for the SSD and Trim in enabled. Has anybody else come across this. Have googled it and there's no resolution that I could find. Image attached.

A:System reserved partition windows 8.1 ssd not optimized

There's absolutely no reason to optimize that part.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8700 @ 2.53GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3996 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 7 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152424 MB, Free - 65264 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 30DB
Antivirus: Norton Security Suite, Updated and Enabled
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:08:17 AM, on 2/16/2014
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.16518)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\TomTom HOME 2\TomTomHOMERunner.exe
C:\ProgramData\Updater\updater.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\ICA Client\concentr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\ICA Client\wfcrun32.exe
C:\ProgramData\RHelpers\ChromeHelper\ChromeHelper.exe
C:\ProgramData\RHelpers\FireFoxHelper\FireFoxHelper.exe
C:\ProgramData\RHelpers\IEHelper\IeHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqToaster.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_12_0_0_44.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_12_0_0_44.exe
C:\Users\Database\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

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A:popup ads everywhere like your computer download speeds are not fully optimized

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Props to Teaser35
NGO NVIDIA Optimized Driver
he NGO NVIDIA Optimized Driver is a tweaked version of the NVIDIA ForceWare driver. The main purpose is to satisfy the users with better performance and image quality. The Driver has support for all Geforce cards.

PCI Latency Tool
We decided to include this handy tool so you could adjust the PCI latency in order to avoid PCI bus choking. It helps optimize performance and resolve stuttering and sound issues. **It's recommended to set latency values to 64 for all your PCI/AGP Devices. This tool doesnt support PCI Express cards.

nHancer
With nHancer the creation and management of profiles is very easy, and the user receives as much assistance as he needs, to understand what he's doing.

**I need more info before I switch my pci/agp latency timer from 32 to 64.
Any input?
Thanks

edit/update:I have 6800 gt OC, this driver dropped my idle core temps 5c!
 

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I have an Intel 865 and and Intel 955 based computers (the motherboards are themselves Intel) that are set up on a gigabit ethernet network. They are using the motherboard-based gigabit ethernet adapters. Are there any settings that I can make to the network adapters to optimize them for speed ? I need to transfer large .ts files between them. I was thinking things like enabling jumbo frames, etc.

Right now I am showing transfer rates of around 18-24 MB per second per my Vice Versa file transfer utility.

Thanks for any thoughts.
 

A:Network adapter optimized for file transfer speed

Jumbo Frames is pretty much the only thing you can set in the NIC configuration. Mind you, you need to enable it on all adapters connected to the network.

I assume you are copying files over Windows shares? You can apply some Windows tweaks to make SMB go faster, but it is just _slow_. You may have better luck using dedicated transfer protocols with no filesystem overhead like FTP. (Or iSCSI of course *g*)

Also, are you sure it is not your hard drives that are the bottleneck? 20MB/s could easily be the limit for a badly fragmented drive.
 

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When i did the hard drive short and optimized dst chech in the component test to check whether hard disk is functioning well by using HP PC HARDWARE DIAGNOSTICS UEFI in my hp pavilion 15 -e009tu laptop it showed "warning " for both short and optimized checks. My hard disk was replaced fiew weeks before because of some issues. If warning is there... what to do... ?

A:Hard Drive Short and Optimized DST Check : WARNING

Hi Gameji.... Welcome aboard... I would suggest to be cautious and proceed as following:- Backup ur essential data immediately on to an external drive.Check for the manufacturer of the HardDisk using Control Panel>>Device ManagerGo online at the manufacturer's web site and look for their diagnostic tools; it must be something like SMART check utility.Altrnatively u may download following, run CrystalDiskInfo, see what is shows for smart data, this is a portable version that does not install anything on your PC, just runs from the folder you unzip it to.Crystal Disk Info.zipFind out the exact cause of the warning and proceed as deem appropriate...Please let me know if u feel stuck or in case some problem Hope this helps.... Best Regards... Moodi




I do not work for HP and The suggestions are purely my own expression .....!Best RegardsMoodi

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Hi, i have hp pavilion g6 laptop and its upgraded from windows 8 to 8.1 then windows 10.  From last few days i was getting "Memory_Management", "Kernel_Data_Inpage_Error" and so many other errors with blue screen. Due to this i have to power off the system from main power button by holding for few seconds. Now i was getting hang problem. I saw in task manager that DISK UTILIZATION was 100%. I did a hardware test where i got below results : HARD DRIVE SHORT DST Check : WARNING HARD DRIVE Optimized DST Check  : FAILEDFAILURE ID: 9U3UWX-6KT85B-MFPWWJ-61Q003 Can anybody tell me how to resolve this or i need to replace the hard drive. -ThanksPankaj 

A:Hard Drive Short DST Check : WARNING and Optimized DST Check...

Yes you need to replace the hard drive. Since you have upgraded to Windows 10 it is very easy to get recovery media directly from the Microsoft Media Creation Tool. For most people, the problem is not physically swapping out the hard drive, but restoring the operating system since they do not have recovery disks. Post back if you want a service manual and/or video showing the replacement, purchase options for a new hard drive and step-by-step for restoring Windows 10. We would need the full model...g6-???? 

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After upgrading to Windows 8.1, I keep getting Event id 257, Defrag: "The volume TI10664900J (C:) was not optimized because an error was encountered: The parameter is incorrect. (0x80070057)" in Event Viewer errors.




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System














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Task
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Keywords
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TI10664900J
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00000000A40500005105000000000000629468641336AAB85B55B1B5B038000000000000





Any help would be appreciated.

A:More 8.1 problems: Event id 257, Defrag: "The volume TI10664900J (C:) was not optimized because an error was encountered: The parameter is incorrect. (0x80070057)"

Hi,
This issue could be caused if Defragment take operation on SSD. And as we know SSD cannot be defragged.

To check if your SSD has been defragmented, please run following powershell command:

Get-EventLog -LogName Application -Source "microsoft-windows-defrag" | sort timegenerated -desc | fl timegenerated, message
Judging by the drive letter, you can easily see if your SSD drive gets defragmented. The SSD volume below has been correctly re-trimmed first, but then erroneously defragged.
You can try following steps to avoid defragmentation of your SSD:
Exclude SSD from automatic maintenance
Open the disk optimizer (dfrgui):

      
Press "Change Settings".      
Press "Choose" and remove checkboxes from SSD volumes.
In addition, I will document it and confirm with product team if it is by design.
Keep post.Kate Li
TechNet Community Support

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Hi!I recently had to wipe my system and reinstall windows 10 on my Thinkpad L450. After the reinstall of windows, I had lost all of my Lenovo programs. Including the Lenovo Power Optimized power plan, which I really enjoyed using. Is there any way that I can get that power plan back?So far, I've tried to reinstall the Lenovo settings app, but it hasn't brought the power plan.I'm really hoping for an answer because the power plan gave me about 3 more hours of usage than the standard widnows power saver plan. Thank you in advance!Kind Regards,Jes










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A:L450 - Lenovo power optimized power plan

Hi,I want the lenovo optimized power plan too. The battery life in my laptop has come down a lot after the Windows 10 upgrade. I used to get close to 7 hours. Now i'm getting only about 4 hours. Any suggestions for this?  

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Hiya.

I reformatted my pc, but it was having a bit of a problem, so I selected "Load Optimized Defaults" in my XP Pro Bios, and now it's still having the same problem. I need to reformat, but because "Load Optimized Defaults" is loading, the bios doesn't come up, it just goes straight to windows.
How can I take "Load Optimized Defaults" off so I can reformat again?
I need to get back into my Bios settings.
(The problem is to do with my pc, don't need to solve it, just need to know how to reformat cause my Bios won't come up, so it won't load from CD.)
 

A:"Load Optimized Defaults"

Do you press keys to make the BIOS setup appear? Optimized defaults can cause problems if some hardware is not up to the additional stress that is put on it by trying to run faster.
 

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Hi Guys,
This is my very first post on Windows Vista Forums and I am eager to get into this thread!

First off....Windows Vista Ultimate.....is the very best you can buy for gaming.
This features the 64bit OS version which can process 14GB of RAM at top speeds you can find in a new OS. I would definitely recommend this OS for gaming and none other.

Now on to the main part of my thread: Compatibility Gaming! This is the most discussed issue for gamers across the US. The problem is how do you get games to work (specifically older games) on Windows Vista Ultimate? Well, there are 3 solutions. 1: You could wait until the company of the game makes a OS patch for the game although that could take a while. 2: You could go into the game files and put the game into compatibility mode for your OS. And 3: You could revert back to an older OS that works for your game. Which one would you choose? I would choose #2.

They are always going to make games work on a newer OS. Lets take the game Lord of The Rings Battle for Middle Earth 1&2. Electronic Arts (EA) has already made a patch for those two that will have 85% more chance of running on Vista! If doesn't work then it's the type of computer hardware you are using. The hardware would 100% guarantee be outdated! In that case just get more recent hardware!? It's not that difficult! With a bit of research, common sense, and problem solving skills you can get gaming compatibility issues out of your hair!

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A:Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Gaming and Compatibility Gaming

Very Smart Post!

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ok, so let me just throw my budget out here, est: $600

I'm not sure, i could be more or less thats just a rough idea.

MY NEED: I want it to be able to play games like HITMAN ABSOLUTION at 50% - 60% atleast. And i want it to be able to play grand theft auto v,

I need help in the costs of the parts im choosing, if it can be better then please suggest parts.

Any way, I need help in every aspect.

RAM
I know what RAM is,
Im going for 6 to 8 gb, will ddr3 do the job? how much will it cost?
Processor
I believe that a i5 should be okay, a 3.0ghz one?
its around $200 right?
Should i pick another one?
GPU
okay so currently I have in my laptop a Nvidia 410m.
Its an integrated card. I obviously want a dedicated one.
Im not sure which to pick, please recommend a card, hopefully from Nvidia.
What does 128bit, 256bit mean in GPUs?
And what memory should the card have? 2gb?

EDIT: i found this card, http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desk.../geforce-gt640
its price is around $150, can i go for this?
HDD
at the time of purchase Im thinking about 2 250gb hdds because if i need more I'll simply attach more.
so thats not a problem.
MotherBoard
I know s*it about these things. My plan is to tell my desired parts to the guy at the shop, from where im buying and getting it built (i'll just tell which parts I want). Then he'll just choose a good enough mother board for me? is this ok?
Did i miss anything? please help me

A:Building a Gaming Computer Gaming Low budget. Help.

The only thing that's missing is the power supply (the "PSU"), but we should wait until you select a CPU and video card - especially the video card. The PSU is an investment, so we have to make sure it's a good one.

Anyway,

RAM:

Go for a 2 x 4 GB kit or 2 x 8 GB kit. Your only choice right now is DDR3. The cost can vary from roughly $50 USD give or take $10-$20 to almost $200 USD and more.

CPU:

Which i5? 2nd Generation, 3rd Generation, or 4th Generation Core i5? The cost should be at around $200 give or take $10 to $20 USD.

Video card:

Try to avoid being loyal to one side or the other (NVIDIA or AMD) because some AMD GPUs are way better, but some NVIDIA GPUs are better.

The 128bit or 256bit is the bandwidth of the memory. The higher the number, the faster the memory can be in some ways.

The amount of memory you'd want is about 2GB, yeah. The more the merrier, but it mostly benefits textures.

You can go for any video card you want, but the GT 640 might not be an appreciable upgrade from the 410m. You'll notice it, but I dunno...

HDD:

Yeah, this is a little bit of a personal thing because take me for example: I have two 60 GB solid state drives and it's all I need. One is for Windows and programs, and the other is for things like My Documents and even my desktop.

Like the power supply, the hard drive is a bit of an investment, so try to get good ones.

Motherboard:

Not really. I would also like to see you build it instead of making someone do it for you.... Read more

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Hi guys,

This is my first post in this forum since I have not received any help from elswhere.
You guys are my only hope.

Okay, so I recently bought two G1 Gaming GTX970 graphics cards.
The first driver install went bad by windows using its own drivers, so I got the Display Driver Uninstaller from 3dguru, scrubbed the drivers in safe mode. After restart windows still used its own drivers at first but everything worked and I updated with the latest nVidia drivers.

Now to the issue...
After gaming for some time graphically demanding games (AC:Unity, FarCry4) the PC would freeze and I would have a BSOD on my hands. Interestingly enough this has happened with nVidia supported games, but I've managed to play Alien: Isolation for an extended period of time which is AMD supported. Have not had any problems with Borderlands Pre Sequel (nVidia supported) either but it's also not as heavy on the GPU. When the BSOD has happened it has happened approx within an hour of gaming, sometimes within minutes. The BSOD does not happen when I'm watching movies or browsing the net or working on the PC, just when gaming heavy does it occur, I run the system SLI enabled. I'm going to include two crash dumps below.

By the looks of it, it seems to be a driver issue, so what are my options here?
I've reinstalled the drives but still the problem has persisted.
Any help or insight into the BSOD errors I'm getting would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Nahkman


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A:BSOD with Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX970 in SLI while gaming

I've been having a very similar issue, I've only got the one Gigabyte 970 G1, and I've only really tested 2 games (AC Unity and Civ Beyond Earth) and while playing both after usually a few hours they'll freeze then I'll get a bsod. They're always Bug Check Code: 0x00000124 and all have the Crash Address: ntoskrnl.exe+4ae61c.

I've run windows memory diagnostic with no results, I've reseated my card, performed multiple clean driver installs, checked temperatures with no problems. I can't figure out what's causing it and this is the only similar problem I can find online. I really wish I could help but it seems we're in much the same boat

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Greetings All,

I posted this over at both the MSI and TomsHardware forums as I think it's a hardware issue but I want to make sure it's not a Windows 7 issue so I'm going to post it here in case anyone has some thoughts or ran into a similar issue in the past.

Gents,

I've run into an issue on a new build that I can't nail down and need your advice on my next steps so I'll try to give you all the information I have and what I tried. This is a NEW build that was built about 3 weeks ago. Everything ran fine until today when it all went wrong after a game lockup.

Everything worked fine today when I booted up so I decided to play Witcher 3 which I've been playing with no issues (with the exception of a freeze for a second or two in big cities when the CPU hit's 100%) but those are few. Anyway at the main menu screen (not playing yet) today it locked up for the first time. Had to use reset button as CNT-ALT-DLT didn't work and on reboot the problem appeared.

Problem:
No matter what I do I can't get GTX 960 out of 800X600 resolution safe mode or resolve it's conflict.

Description of how it Boots Events:

1. Starting the PC (powering on) this is what happens between devices.
2. The GPU lights up and monitor is Blue (active)
3. Four seconds later GPU lights OFF, VGA on motherboard turns RED and Monitor goes AMBER (no signal)
4. Six seconds later GPU lights ON, RED VGA light goes OFF and Monitor goes Blue (active)

At this point it loads the bios screen at 80... Read more

A:MSI Z170a Gaming 3 or GTX 960 GAMING 100ME Issue?

7-31-2016 Update

Well no one replied yet to my post but I did some more testing and the result is as follows.

I did some more troubleshooting and cleared the CMOS, swapped monitors, tried another HDMI cable and reinstalled the 960 into the new build for testing but it still did not solve the issue. Still locked at 800X600 with error code 43 (Windows disable the device because of problems) in device manager and I'm concerned about how the card itself boots and lights the RED VGA led on the MSI board. I retested it in that PC that has the 600watt PSU and an Asrock board and while it did work at a higher resolution the card behaves suspiciously during powerup as.

1. Power on All Fans and MSI logo light up.... Monitor is Blue (active)
2. 5 seconds later MSI logo goes off... fans still spinning.....Monitor is Amber (No Signal)
3. 15 seconds later MSI logo comes on......Monitor goes Blue (active)
4. Once Windows loads fans stop spinning. (Normal)

**Note** This is similar to the way it boots in the problem system (no RED led on Asrock board)

So 20 seconds total to initiate a stable signal to me is problematic and this is on the test PC not the one I built BUT I still can't rule out a problem with this MSI motherboard as that RED VGA led still comes on for a few seconds when the GTS 450 is in there (even though it works fine) and I can't find an answer to if that's normal. Sent a "support" request to MSI and their reply was "Try the card in another sy... Read more

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I dont know why. I recently bought a new computer and it has been doing this since i first got it. I dont know why but hopefully you can help me.

My Computer Stats:
-Intel? Core? i7-3770K
-GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H Z77
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB
-Corsair Vengeance 8GB
-2TB Hard Drive
-Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 80 Plus 1,000 Watts
-Microsoft? Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Edition

Link to My SF tool file should be as a attachment

This the message that Windows gave me to check for solution after i restarted the BSOD

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA800BC59028
BCP3: 00000000FE200000
BCP4: 0000000000021136
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\012013-25521-01.dmp
C:\Users\dbzethioboy\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-42759-0.sysdata.xml

Read our privacy statement online:
Windows 7 Privacy Statement - Microsoft Windows

If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:
C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt

When the BSOD occurred i copyed the code:
Stop: 0x00000124(0x0000000000000000, 0xFFFFFA800DC59028, 0x00000000FE200000, 0x0000000000021136

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A:BSOD Occurring Randomly while gaming and when i am not gaming???

Hi Welcome to SF

Unfortunately the dumps you uploaded are all 0x124 errors which are hardware related
BSOD Index
My initial thought is as this is new machine i would return it to place of purchase as something is obviously not right, if you wish to look into this then...
Have a read of this thread it will give you some things to try
Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try
Analysing your dumps (they are all the same) they state an error with level 2 cache on your cpu

Code:
Section 2 : x86/x64 MCA
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descriptor @ fffffa800bc43138
Section @ fffffa800bc432c0
Offset : 664
Length : 264
Flags : 0x00000000
Severity : Fatal
Error : DCACHEL2_PREFETCH_ERR (Proc 1 Bank 6)
Status : 0xfe20000000021166
Address : 0x00000000a3edddc0
Misc. : 0x0000003206000086

Code:
Section 2 : x86/x64 MCA
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descriptor @ fffffa800bc59138
Section @ fffffa800bc592c0
Offset : 664
Length : 264
Flags : 0x00000000
Severity : Fatal
Error : DCACHEL2_DRD_ERR (Proc 4 Bank 6)
Status : 0xfe20000000021136
Address : 0x000000003d1bddc0
Misc. : 0x0000007007000086

Code:
Section 2 : x86/x64 MCA
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descriptor @ fffffa800bc22138
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Hi all! About 5 months ago I bought all new parts and assembled a PC for gaming / school work. The goal was to buy parts that are instantly available (sold older PC to a friend and I needed a replacement fast) and the price range was about 1000-1200€ (in Finland). I ended up with the following parts:

- Fractal design Define R4 Black Pearl
- Asus DRW-24F1ST/BLK/G/AS 24x DVD+/-RW
- Kingston HyperX Genesis 8 GB (2 x 4 GB)
- WD Green 1 TB SATA III 64 MB
- MSI GeForce GTX 760 Gaming OC Edition 2048 MB
- Kingston SSDNow v300 120 GB SSD 2,5"
- Corsair CX600W V2
- Intel Core i5 4690K 3,5 GHz LGA1150
- Asus Z97-K Intel Z97 LGA 1150 ATX
(Decided to save some money and buy heatsink/cpu fan later, since I also needed a new monitor)

- Running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

I haven't overclocked anything.

All seemed fine until I installed the first games and Bluescreens started coming up.
There are 3 different BSOD Im getting (more detailed info below). Always Machine Check Exeption 0x9C. The thing is BSOD only comes during gaming. First the sound loops and everything freezes followed by BSOD.

Searching for the problem I have:

- Formatted and re-installed everything 3 times
- Monitored temperatures with Bios, Realtemp, Open hardware monitor (60c-80c with heavy gaming)
- Run sfc / scannow, chkdsk, Seatools, Lifeguard Diagnostic, Memtest, Prime95, Heaven Benchmark, dxdiag; no errors in any of them
- Borrowed my old rams and graphics card back and replaced the new ones; sam... Read more

A:BSOD 0x9C during gaming, new gaming PC, nothing helps

hello, Lazzi and welcome to the forums. I'll try to help you, but would you please upload the BSOD Posting Instructions here. I can't download the file you linked to without an account, plus we prefer them here. This will tell you how. Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Also, please open an elevated command prompt ( click start, type cmd in the search box, right click on the cmd entry and select run as administrator) in the black box that opens, copy/paste sfc /scannow. If you decide to type it, notice the space between the sfc and the /. It is a system file checker which will scan your system files and attempt to correct any missing or corrupt files. What we want are the results to say windows found no integrity violations. If it says files were found but could not be repaired, close the box, reboot and run it again, after opening the administrative command prompt. You may have to reboot and run it three times for it to repair all system files. If it can't repair them after 3 reboots, let us know.

And also give as detailed a description as you can about your hardware including the Case, PSU and CPU Cooler, and place them in your system specs. These are the instructions I usually give and maybe it will help you.

Please fill out your System Specs


   Information
Your System Specs will help us to help you, and doing it in this manner will make them available to all helpers in ev... Read more

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My gaming PC has on a number of occasions shut down during gaming (assassin's creed III, batman arkham origins, mass effect 3, emulating ps2 games, etc.) so i decided to monitor it one time with CPUID while running batman arkham origins windowed with high settings.

While playing, my processor temp was usually in the range of 54 Celsius, but got as high as 58 on some occasions, and my vid card was in the range of mid 70s Celsius and got as high as 81 on one occasion. I checked the forums and googled and from what I've read, it seemed like these temps are supposedly in the normal range. But after a few hours in that constant temperature, my PC hung and then I had to shut it down manually. On the other occasions that I was playing other games, it didn't even hang but instead shut down on it's own.

What always happens after this is that when i boot my pc, the monitor says there's no signal and the CPU stops and restarts on it's own (either once or a couple of times). i have to move the cpu to another room which is a bit cooler and have to give it a couple of hours (sometimes half a day) before it boots normally again. There were times I've tried just leaving it in the original room before for a few days but it never boots normally when i do that.

I thought that the problem might be with my GPU but recently, I was browsing with google chrome and when i opened a lot of tabs in succession (about 10), the PC hung again and I had to manually resta... Read more

A:What should i change in my Gaming PC setup (i5, GTX 580)? It shuts down during gaming

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hello people...
im building a gaming PC and it is my first built.
Till now i had been playing on low end laptop(back in times of NFS underground n all) then i got XPS 15 L502x and xbox 360-S but they all have their limitations and the laptops cost a lot and dont withstand the threshold of the games of current time.It all becomes very confined and limited.
So i have decided to go for an ALL GAMING ONLY! PC built, and im going to do it myself (really excited about the complete project)
Now ill be playing games in 3D (ie on a 3D monitor) but im not a very big fan of the 4k or UHD resolutions and will be playing at 1920x1080p but at 120/144 HZ instead of 60hz monitor
so keeping all that in mind and with my research over the internet for couple of months i have decided what im buying and i need you guys to help me out finding any problem with this configuration

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7pV4GX
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7pV4GX/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Corsair Force LS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.49 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MS... Read more

A:first gaming PC built for gaming in 3D at 1080p at 120HZ......

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So I`m new to the forum and I was hoping my issue can be resolved or at least get some insight on what is causing my PC to crash.
 
The rig is brand new and I just installed windows and updated everything, so it`s getting really depressing gettting your new PC to crash this much.
During gaming or watching videos or downloading heavy programas (i.e. Games) my computer will just freeze out and I can`t task manager out of it, the only way out is to turn it off my holding the power button. Sometime when watching a video it`ll crash and a sound just loops from the speakers in the screen.
 
I`ve tried:
/Changing RAM sticks and only using one
/ Re/installing windows and all the drivers
/ WhoCrashed doesn`t give me any crash reports (not even when I had it open and the PC crashed)
 
Specs:http://speccy.piriform.com/results/vF0GuRJcFeP2FEXkKQf4rIZ

Any type of insight would really be apreciated!

 

A:New Gaming Rig crashes during gaming and videos

Here is a review on Newegg, about your motherboard ?
That may shed some light on your problem you are having.
 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/SingleProductReview.aspx?reviewid=3972564

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So over the past couple of weeks i've been getting alot of BSoD while gaming on my laptop, the most common being failure to reset display drivers.
It seems to be a driver problem but I've tried re-installing them and it hasn't had an effect.
I wasn't sure how to properly do a fresh install so if someone could recommend a way of doing a fresh install.
Also more recently my GPU hasn't been appearing on my device manager randomly, but after a reset it comes back.
I've attached the dump files following the guides, not sure if I have done it properly though.
Help would be appreciated soon as I don't want this ?1000 laptop to die

A:Various BSoD while gaming and some randomly while not gaming.

Yeah, you are having problems with the Nvidia driver.

Your msinfo.32 shows that as disabled though, that could just be at the time the report was created.

Where did you get that driver, it appears to be a beta driver from Nvidia.

Have you tried just using the driver from the manufacturer? They usually modify drivers for their hardware.

I can see it is an older driver but that may be your best option,

MSI Global GT70 0NC 64

How is your laptop cooling? Have you made sure the cooling vents are clean?

All that being said, here is a useful guide for Nvidia drivers,

NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems

Try cleaning your laptop vents and doing a clean install of the driver from MSI to see if it makes a difference.

If you still want to do a clean install, this tutorial can help with that,

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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HI BleepingComputer,
 
I recently bought a new gaming computer. I am really happy with it, but when I tried to test her out with some new games, my whole computer crashes. The games I tried it with are League of Legends and Counter Strike Global offensive. Here is a speccy for anyone intrested http://speccy.piriform.com/results/qLb4kYSzKDwZyFeBstSWHDf. I hope you guys can help me. Thanks in advance
 
Luke
 
Edit: I think it has to do with my graphic card; when run speccy while playing csgo it registered 97 degrees. Is there anything I can do?

A:Gaming Computer crashes while gaming

Look at the event viewer to find which part of you PC causes the problem, read this guide http://www.howtogeek.com/school/using-windows-admin-tools-like-a-pro/lesson3/

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First of all i wanna say hello and congratulations for this helpful site.

To the point
My pc specs are:
GPU Twintech 9600GT 512mb
MOBO Asus P5QL-E
CPU Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300
PSU Silverstone Element 850W
RAM Mushkin 4gb DDR2

So all of these except my graphics card are new.I m having for about 3-4 months now been getting BSODs after a period of time playing games.I ve formated my pc 2 times so i ve realised it is nothing related to software.I asked lots of ppl and technicians and told me that it was my old PSU (420W) So i changed it with the one mentioned.Same happened with the RAM,before buying them(1-2 moths ago) I had changed 2 sets of RAM i had,nothing still.So i really need your help on this coz if u ever had this problem u d knew how it feels to try play a game and suddenly a blue **** pops up disturbs u.
I really think it is the GPU but i gotta know what pros think.

PS:These are some of the bsod i get:

A:BSOD While gaming[moved from gaming]

Hello and welcome to TSF and thanks for the compliment.

I think this is your RAM. I need you to do a test...

Please download http://www.memtest.org// It's saved as an iso so you need to burn it to a cd and boot with it(yes it's legal). Make sure you run it for each stick, as in taking every stick but one then switching. I would recommend running them overnight(each).
You may want to dust your ram carefully!
Make sure you get no finger prints on the RAM as it may damage it.

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Hello Forum,

I have build a Gaming PC and i was trying to use the MSI Gaming app. It worked but nowadays when i change the mode it gives me an instant BSOD. i have uploaded the BSOD .zip file as instructed.

Thank you for your help,

Kind regards,
Jan L

A:BSOD when starting MSI Gaming App and change to gaming mode or OC mode

I already have runned the memtest. i had 10 passes and 0 errors

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Hi and thxs for entering to this topic. plz help me looking for the best or very good gaming parts for my pc try to make my pc operative for 100% games at max setts.
My pc now is way outdated, i only have $1600.

PC specs now:
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 Dual Cpu 1.60ghz perfomance rate at 2.4ghz
Mainbord: Intel D945gcnl
Memory:1016mb (1gb)
Video Card: Intel 82945g (128mb) is almost not having a video card
Hard Drive: 160gb
 

A:Help me upgrading my not for gaming pc to a gaming pc!

if what you are saying is that you want to upgrade your old machine....i would not attempt to do do that. with $1600 you can build a gaming behemoth that will play anything on max settings. this is about $1100 which leaves you plenty for a 24" monitor and CD/DVD drive if you need them. you could also add a SSD if you want to improve load times as well. The GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD4P also has 2 PCIE slots for a future Crossfire/SLI upgrade. Also, if your not in a huge hurry, you might want to wait until March to see how the GF100's perform.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128409
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161301
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835242001
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145260
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148433
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021
 

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hey i was wondering if you could help me with a small problem ive been having. i use a 8600gt on vista ultimate and have been using it for 1 year, but ive experienced a much slower gaming experience on games like cod 5 and gta 4 with vista ultimate and windows aero, yet when i reverted to using xp my problems were solved, but since windows vista basic doesnt use aero, would the gaming experience be any different on vista basic than it is on windows xp? thanks a bunch , raiyan =)
 

A:Vista gaming vs Xp gaming

Well i read that only the vista can use the all power of the new directx, so it should be better for games, anyway Windows Vista is heavier than the XP, even if you disable the Aero. How many RAM do u have?
 

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Q: Gaming

What is the best affordable motherboard, chip, video combination for games.
 

A:Gaming

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Can I run the following games in my laptop and how many fps can I play with it? -left for dead 2-Garry's mod-COD: world at war-battlefield: 1943-StarCraft 2-team fortress 2-enter the gungeon-don't starve-rougue stormers-gunscape Sorry I want to really ask you guys if I can run those because I lost my trust in system requirement testers in the internet because they once told me that my netbook isn't qualified in the minimum requirement in broforce but I did played it just right.

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hey, i have friends that having gaming computers and i wanted to get my own. I decided to order from IBuypower.com and i customized my PC. Please tell me if what i got is good for gaming.

Case ( Standard ATX Mid-Tower Case w/350W Power Supply [no side window] Black/Silver 2-Tone )

Case Lighting ( None )


Power Supply ( Standard Case Power Supply )

Processor ( AMD Athlon?64 X2 4200+ Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology )

Processor Cooling ( Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink )

Motherboard ( MSI K9N4 SLI-F NVIDIA nForce 500-SLI MCP Chipset w/7.1 Sound, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, Dual PCI-E MB )

Memory ( 1024MB [512MB X2] DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory Module Corsair-Value or Major Brand )

Video Card ( NVIDIA GeForce 7100GS With TurboCache Supporting 256MB w/DVI + TV Out Video )

Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA )

Hard Drive ( 250 GB HARD DRIVE [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 8M Cache] )

2nd Hard Drive ( None )

External Raid Hard Drives [USB 2.0/eSATA] ( None )

CD/DVD Drive ( None )

CD-RW/DVD-RW Drive ( [** Special !!! ***] 18X Dual Format/Double Layer DVDR/RW + CD-R/RW Drive Beige )

Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )

Speaker System ( 600W PMPO 3 PCS Super Bass Subwoofer Speaker System )

Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )

Floppy Drive ( None )

Monitor ( LCD Monitor Viewsonic 20" Widescreen Q20wb TFT LCD Monitor 1680x1050 w/Fast 5ms Video Rsponse [Black] )

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A:Also new to gaming PC

I cannot recommed wireless to anyone.

To put it simply, wireless is half the speed of internet through a cable, because cables can send/receive data at the same time.

However, wireless sends, acknowledges, then receives. So no, do not get that. I recommend some form of broadband.

And whats the pricing of the pc you bought?

edit: Wireless is used for laptops and convenience. Scour the internet with it, nothing more.
 

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Hi guys, I recently bought a pre-built gaming desktop. I usually get 40-45*C when idle, and around 60-70*C when playing games like Skyrim or Crysis 2. Is it normal?

CPU: AMD FX-4100 Quadcore

Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 Midi Tower black, 1X 120mm fan, Blue LEDs
Motherboard: M5A78L- M LX V2



GPU: Sapphire radeon 6870
RAM: 4GB 1333 Mhz
OS: Windows 7 home premium service pack 1
Power supply: Silver Power SP-SS500 500W


Any idea how I can keep the temperature down?


This is what I got after play Crysis 2 for around 45 minutes:

 

A:Too hot for gaming?

I wouldn't say those temps are horrible and will kill your system. However, staying cool will usually prolong the life of your parts and prevent all sorts of weird issues.
Take a look here: http://www.techspot.com/community/t...art-I-cleanliness-is-next-to-coolness.180136/
You may find some ways to lower temps. There's also a part 2 of that guide and you can find it in the "guides" section of the forum.
Hope this helps!

Oh and btw are you experience any overheating symptoms? ie. crashes, restarts, bsod's, FPS drop, etc.?
 

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Hello

My pc has been running games poorly after my clean windows 7 install.
I can run windows 7 perfectly but when I try to run games, it lags big time.

For example, when I run rust, I get 1 fps.
Even when I run a "small" game like Fistful of Frags, I get 30fps.
It's as if my pc is only running games on my cpu and not gpu.

I've downloaded all updates for windows 7 and have downloaded new drivers for my gpu as well.

I've tried to get help from other forums (Steam), but the "professionals" there told me to download a bunch of benchmarking programs for my fps.

This has happened before when I had a 750ti but it was fixed by tweaking the Nvidia Control Panel settings, I have tried today but it didn't work.

I've tried everything I have at the top of my head but they obviously didn't work.

Fyi: I built my pc a year ago and upgraded my video card.

Specs:
I5-2400
Asus Gefore GTX 950 OC 2gb
8gb ram
B75ma-e33 MOBO
500w PSU
Seagate 1tb
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
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On Asus Tweak 2, the clock speed and vram are only on 1 bar, but I think it's the stock numbers.

Out of fustration, ive tried putting my clock speed etc on max but nothing really happened......

Help me please, hopefully I don't have to get a new MoBo or cpu because I have no money.
 

A:Gaming pc help.

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I didn't know where to put this thread so I put it in gaming.
I'm saving up for some parts to build a Gaming Rig but I'm unsure weather everything is compatible and i it will run really fast.
Here are the specs:

Intel Core i5-4690K, EVGA GeForce GTX 970, Corsair SPEC-02 - System Build - PCPartPicker

Thank you in advance.

A:Gaming Rig Just right?

First thing that stands out to me is I would not go with minimum PSU. Not the place to try and save a few bucks. Also if a big gamer may be better off with a smaller SSD (128GB) just for OS then a 7200rpm spinner for your games.

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Which is bette for gaming and multimedia, Windows XP Pro or Home?
 

A:Gaming OS?

If you are going to buy one or the other you may as well get pro but it's not going to make a difference gaming either way.
 

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hi, i just built a new gaming rig and am having some problems with it.

Here is the setup:

P4 2.8 Ghz 800 Mhz FSB
Gigabyte GA-8IK1100 motherboard
Western Digital 36.7 SATA 10k RPM drive
1 GB Kingston 400 Mhz PC 3200 DDR RAM
Enermax case
Memorex CDRW/DVD drive
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128 MB AGP card
Running Windows XP Pro all patches

I am having the following problems when using system:

1. System hard resets in the middle of gaming
2. BSOD referencing a gnarly error which MSFT can't diagnose
3. ATI card shows up twice in the device manager

I tried asking Gigabyte for help, but their "tech support" is non existant.

Does anyone have any ideas why this might be happening?

Thnx
 

A:new gaming rig help

"3. ATI card shows up twice in the device manager " Is it as Primary and Secondary? If so, the dual display cards do this I believe but I haven't install the newer ones yet so I may be wrong.

Have you been monitoring temps? Check the temps in the BIOS.

Also to what does the BSOD refer to? It usually has some extra info on the error.
 

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Okay, this is the second time with a different game this is happening, at very specific points in the game, My Laptop's screen blacks out and goes off, the computer stays on with lights and stuff but the screen just stays off like when you put off a pc but the fans keep running, I then have to forcefully power my pc off to put off the entire system.

I don't think this has anything to do with my Laptop's temperature as I've just had the vents and heat sinks ventilated recently, also cause the laptop goes off at just one scene in a particular mission in both games, Assassins Creed and Far Cry 3.

I don't think its my PC's specs either cause I went through the requirements of these games before getting them. Please help me, I've not been able to go past the stages in the game where my PC goes off.

My Laptop's specs:

HP Envy M6-1105DX : AMD A10-4600M 2.3GHz, 6GB RAM, Windows 8, 64-bit.

A:PC Going Off While Gaming

We'll see what we can do.

Update the games to the latest patches, if they are not already in that state.

Then please see this thread, run the tool and post (in this thread) the results it gives, regardless of whether or not you've even had a bsod ever:

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Why do newer games require windows XP or 98 to run their games?
 

A:XP for gaming

Alot of the older games have not upgraded their software and are not compatible with XP. I have a drawer full of programs that are outdated,
same story with the hardware, outdated.
 

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Q: Gaming

Hi all, well let's start with the problem's.
In all my gaming applications I can run my games for about 30 min to an hour then Ill start to see my graphics and sound slowing way down , lagging or skipping.
At first it rides smooth with no problems then it just slowly starts to kinda slow down during an action command, like everything goes into slow motion including the sound with it.

At first I had a really Bad problem, lets take this game called
Starscape by moonpod. I'll play it for about 4 hours and a error would come up and say starscape.exe has caused a fatal error.
starscape will close. click OK. then it shuts the program off.

I got that fixed by going into properties on my computer and adjust the graphics setting to normal and that helped and taking out my old slave drive and getting a
program called Fix-It utilities 2000.
It defrags, scan, fix broken registers, and more. Well I also goto this website called
PCpitstop.com to do test, before I took the slave off and had that fix-it. I had really poor performance. But now its says everything is Great.

Now for online games say for Continuum It does the same thing as well. But at first like 2 min in to the game I typed ?lag
and it say like average is 150ms high is 230ms c2s 1.3% s2c .6%, but it looks like its running smooth but I see the lag just not bad, but wait 30 min and I'm spiked and lagged out real bad.

I'm stuck on what to do I'm pretty sure its some kind of setting somewhere th... Read more

A:Gaming

What kind of internet connection do you have?

You really might want to consider upgrading to Windows XP. I had ME, and games, programs, everything would would crash all the time. I upgraded to XP, and my computer never crashed again.

Also, you might want to check to make sure your computer isn't overheating. Since the game would work for a while, but then stop, heat could be a problem. While you're playing, stick a fan next to your computer with the case off, and if it doesn't crash, then that was the problem.

I'll play it for about 4 hours and a error would come up and say starscape.exe has caused a fatal error.
starscape will close. click OK. then it shuts the program off.Click to expand...

Maybe it was the game telling you that you've been on the computer too long
 

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I'm new to posting here, so if this is the wrong section, I do apologise. I am thinking about getting a basic gaming computer for games and demanding tasks such as HD video editing. I am looking into purchasing this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/4170-QUAD-C...NLQC/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1348519729&sr=8-8 Would it be a good choice?
 

A:New ~£400 gaming PC

That's not very good value for 380, it doesn't even come with Windows. You'll get a much better system if you're willing to build it yourself, what's your budget?

The FX-4170 is not going to be good enough for video editing/encoding, it's not even a real quad core processor. For gaming you should be looking at a 6850/6870 or GTX 650 to play at medium/high settings.
 

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I have recently bought Battle Field 1942, and have notice along with other games that when changing maps it takes forever to load. My friends computer is fairly similiar to mine but loads ten times faster.

I have a P4 1.5 G, 60 GB 7200 hard drive, Geforce 4 Ti 128 MB, and 256 RDRAM at 800 Mhz. Now I was wondering if RDRAM sucks for gaming or in general, because I know he does not have RDRAM. I believe this is what is slowing down my load times, does any one have any helpful info on RDRAM and what I could do to speed up my load times?

Thanks
 

A:Best Ram For Gaming

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Hello, I'm thinking on upgrading my pc, so i want to start with a graphic card. Mine at the moment is Radeon Hd 4800. So I'm thinking on buying between
ASUS HD5450-SL-2GD3-L / AMD Radeon HD 5450 / PCI-E 2.1 / 2GB DDR3 / 64-bit / Core 650 MHz / Memo 900 MHz / D-Sub / DVI-D / HDMI / HDCP / Low Profile or
ZOTAC GeForce GT 610 Synergy Edition, 1GB DDR3, (64 Bit), DVI, HDMI, LitePack. Btw if my mother board run Radeon Hd 4800 should it run these ones too?
 

A:Which one is better for gaming?? Please help

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Ok, so I have a list, the best of the ones that I know which fit to my liking with the smoothing and skiting, I want it to be smooth as SteelSeries SX cause it was the best, but after 3-4 years of 2 sets they are not making it anymore and what I have has lost the smoothing on some areas which is annoying, the middle areas.

So I am looking for the 1 best one to buy, and it must support Laser mice cause I saw that some aren't or ppl say they doesn't work as good with optical.

SteelSeries SP Gaming MousePad
SteelSeries S&S
Pegasus Rigid Gaming Mouse Pad
SteelSeries 9HD

Mionix Sargas 320 Material: Durable, smooth and flexible microfiber
http://mionix.net/products/sargas-320/

Mionix Propus 380 Material: PVC-plastic base
http://mionix.net/products/propus-380/

Mionix Ensis 320 Material: Aluminium alloy
http://mionix.net/products/ensis-320/

and is this glidez are better than the SteelSeries ones ?
MIONIX GAMING MOUSE GLIDEZ MOUSE FEET - ACC-GLIDEZ

I am preferring the Mionix Ensis 320 cause its aluminum just like the SteelSeries SX , so it's like even better and cheaper.
http://mionix.net/products/ensis-320

The thing is, what is better for Laser Mices ? Cloth - Plastic - aluminum ?
 

A:The best gaming pad?

Plastics are the best for lasers, I have a g700 also and use a standard anti-static mat from office depot for my mouse, I like the slight pull it take to get the mouse moving. You really have to try them until you like one, everyone likes a different feel.There are even differences into the smooth gliding ones. Mionix Propus 380 looks good to me.
 

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Is this setup a good setup? Ill be using this pc for mainly gaming and recording gameplay

http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2A7NUOW0CKKLW/ref=topnav_lists_1
 

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Not sure if this goes in the XP section of the gaming one, anyway i just bought pro evolution 2008, when i go to install it it says that " The operating system is not adequate for running pro evolution 2008". Can anyone help me with this please.

Im using windows XP 64.
my spec easily meets the game.
 

A:XP- Gaming

Hell Raiser said:

Im using windows XP 64.
my spec easily meets the game.Click to expand...

I am not too sure if this is the case, but it could be a possibility that the 64-bit is the issue here.
Have you tried running the game in a machine that runs a win XP 32-bit ??

~a
 

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Hey looking for a good psu for gaming.
Under 50 and >350 watts
Thanks !
 

A:Best PSU for gaming under £50

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Hi everyone,

I recently got a new computer (a friend put it together for me) and so far, it works perfectly. I don't intend to upgrade any time soon, but out of interest I was wondering if anyone could tell me if the RAM I have is optimal for gaming or not. It's two sticks of 'GEIL 512MB DDR 400 RAM'.

Everything seems to run fine, but in the future I hope to upgrade to either 2 or 4GB. It would make sense to use my 4 slots to best effect by starting with the best RAM I can. perhaps someone would be so kind as to recommend some 512MB and 1024MB options suited to gaming, taking into consideration that I know nothing about RAM (I tried to learn more, but it just went over my head). Money is not really an issue as of yet seeing as this is purely hypothetical.

The rest of my system is this:

Motherboard: Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3700+
GPU: Xfx Geforce 7900GT SLi 256MB DDR3 PCI-E

Thanks for your time!

Harry
 

A:Do I need better RAM for gaming?

Geil is excellent memory. You could benefit from larger modules that come in matched sets, but otherwise, it should make little difference.
 

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hey can anyone please tell me that , can I play games like crysis 3, battlefield 4 and thief with graphic card geforce 940m with 720p and 1080p resolutions . Is HP pavilion ab 030tx a good notebook for gaming.
 

A:Gaming req.

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