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verifying sleep settings on multiple devices

Q: verifying sleep settings on multiple devices

Is there a script to run remotely that will return sleep setting results for multiple pc's on a network? I know we can manually check each PC but was wondering if there was a faster and easier way.


A: verifying sleep settings on multiple devices

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Are people changing them?

How would you want to distribute the patch?

You can do so with a simple batch program.

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Hi there!

As the title suggests, I've been experiencing multiple BSODs both before and after upgrading to Windows 10. This computer is fairly new, so I'm beginning to think it has something to do with a certain component - in my case, the RAM. As I don't diagnose BSODs often, I'm not sure, so I'm hoping to come here for some help on what to do, what steps to take, or how to explain my situation more clearly.

Basically, every now and then, I'm met with a black screen upon restart. There are times when it boots perfectly fine, and everything is normal, but sometimes on boot it'll just be a black screen where no amount of time will cause it to progress. As well, at random times during my session on the machine, I'm met with several different BSODs, these three being in recent recollection:


Upon looking these up, I figured I'd post on this forum a help request, wherein making an account I had to put in my computer's specs. I brought up Speccy to let me know, and it told me "RAM 16.00 Unknown @ 1066 Mhz", where I'm supposed to have a Corsair Vengeance LPX. I now assume that my RAM is what is causing the problem, but I'm not sure what steps to take from here. I have posted my log for additional reference.

I'd appreciate any help I can get.

Thanks so much!


A:Having multiple BSODs, verifying if my conclusion is correct

Many of the crashes were unable to create a minidump what explains why there is only 1 dump present.
Please run tests below.
With MemTest86 you need to pay for some functions.
I'm not sure if you need to pay to reach my suggested passes, if you do stop the test.

Event[2374]: Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-WER-SystemErrorReporting
Date: 2015-12-29T14:23:11.879
Event ID: 1005
Task: N/A
Level: Error
Opcode: N/A
Keyword: Classic
User: N/A
User Name: N/A
Computer: pc
Unable to produce a minidump file from the full dump file.

Diagnostic Test


Run MemTest86+ and MemTest86 - Offical Site of the x86 Memory Testing Tool to analyse your RAM. MemTest86+ - Test RAM - Windows 10 Forums


MemTest86+ needs to be run for at least 8 passes for conclusive results. Set it running before you go to bed and leave it overnight. We're looking for zero errors here. Even a single error will indicate RAM failure.

Run MemTest86 for 10-15 or more passes

Please fill in your system specsPlease follow this tutorial and download the tool. The tool will give you detailed information about your system specs, please fill in your system specs more completely.How to fill in your system specs:

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Hi there

Not sure whats happening here but getting multiple displays for the same devices !!!!

Any fix, or is system Broken.


A:Devices and Printers - devices being displayed multiple times

Looks like Ghosts of DLNA devices. Start by taking offline any DLNA capable gear, reboot the Gateway and also clear its IP Table.

Also clear out those ghosts from Devices and Printers.

For some reason this started in Windows 7, when Microsoft started to play games with DLNA and media Shares.

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I consider myself an advanced user, but this one I've never seen, nor can I find info out for...

I haven't been able to plug a video camera or external hard drive into my computer via FireWire. I then tried a different cable, nothing. I then tried a different device and cable, nothing. I then tried a different computer with two devices, nothing.

My USB2.0 works fine with each device and computer. I also took the new computer into CompUSA and they tried their firewire device and all worked. I bought a new firewire cable, but I have the same luck with each device.

How can 2 external hardrives, and one sony camera not work, after working for a year. What happened? What do I need to do?

A:Multiple firewire devices on multiple computers not working

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There are multiple websites that I cannot connect to, facebook, rottentomatoes, youtube, to name a few. Others seem perfectly fine. A few seem okay, but seem to be running slowly.

This is the case for both my computer (on which I am running Windows 7), which is connected directly to the router, *and* mobile devices which are connected wirelessly.

On my computer I have tried using several different browsers to no avail, but when I used the TOR browser to proxy, I was able to access them.

I apologize if this has been asked, but I haven't been able to find anything this specific.

Thank you.

A:Can't connect to multiple websites on multiple devices

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Our ISP recently updated their hard ware to work with the Sprint network. Note: our ISP is not Sprint, but the local phone company.

Our Hardware:
Internet: DSL 10.0 (highest speed available)
Modem: Comtrend (ISP provides)
Router: Belkin N
Computer: 10 yr old Dell running XP - service pac3 - wired connection
Kindle Fire (first edition, no HD, etc) - wireless connection
Xbox 360 - wireless connection

Xbox - went from constantly bumped from Xbox Live game by losing internet connection to not being able to enter a game at all
Kindle - went from occasional "network error' message during online tasks to having to restart download (multiple times) or refresh page for most any or all online tasks
Computer - have to click refresh to get most any page to load after the home page

What we've tried so far:
I have recently cleared the cache on both the computer and Kindle. XBox's new security measures have been met.

My questions:
Do any or all of these issues seem to be related?
Is there a piece of equipment or something we may be missing to make all of these things work? I am a networking novice.
Who should I call to get these issues corrected, my ISP or a tech service? Note: if I start with the ISP and they do not find an issue I have to pay for the call.

A:Multiple issues over multiple devices

First. You should try to NOT use a wireless connection for any type of gaming: PC, Mac, Console, etc. If you can hard wire the xbox you'll be waaay better off than using wireless.

Now... Yes, the issues could be related - there maybe an issue with the Belkin N router. I'd try to first reset the Belkin router to default settings, check on manufacturer website for instructions how, most routers you can press a "reset" button w/ a paperclip or ball point pen. Reconfigure the Belkin router, recreate the wireless network and see how everything works. If you are still having issues, humor me and connect the Dell directly to the DSL modem, bypassing Belkin router. See if you still have connection issues, if you do then it could be the DSL modem that is the problem and call your ISP to replace. If you don't have same issues then it's most likely an issue with the Belkin router. Replace it. Don't buy the dirt cheapest router at the store, but you most likely don't need the most expensive one either. Find a good middle ground router, ask sales associate to assist you accordingly.

Post back, Hope this helps!!

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Every time I turn my windows 7 to sleep mode (same issue in vista), and then resume after sleep mode, the autoplay for my external hdd comes up. It seems that the hdd disconnects as soon as windows 7 enters sleep mode and when it resumes, the usb connections starts again. Im tired of clicking through two autoplays everytime I resume...

A:Devices going to sleep

Quote: Originally Posted by Richter

Every time I turn my windows 7 to sleep mode (same issue in vista), and then resume after sleep mode, the autoplay for my external hdd comes up. It seems that the hdd disconnects as soon as windows 7 enters sleep mode and when it resumes, the usb connections starts again. Im tired of clicking through two autoplays everytime I resume...

You could set it off with the Group Policy editor (but not in a Home edition). For details see here.

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I have recently installed windows 7 home premium and when i wake my computer from sleep mode my USB devises like keyboard, mouse etc don't work.

Please help


OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ 2.2Ghz
Ram: 4GB
Mouse: Logitech USB MX320 Laser Mouse
Keyboard: Dell USB
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 210
Printer: HP Photosmart C4100
Monitor: Dell E197FP

A:Win 7 USB devices not working after sleep

I would double check some power settings, mostly the ones pertaining to "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" in the Device Manager and "USB selective suspend setting" in the Power Options.

Beyond that, I'm not too sure.

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Just bought a new PC with Vista. After resuming from Sleep, USB keyboard usually won't work and have also had error messages that USB cable to modem is not connected (even though it is). Is this likely to be a Windows problem or my hardware? Means Sleep function is more or less unusable on this computer. I've no experience of dealing with this, having moved straight to Vista from Win 98SE. Thanks for any help.

A:USB devices don't respond after sleep

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MY mouse and keyboard take about 45 sec to 1 min to become active after coming out of sleep mode. Funny thing is I use the mouse to take the PC out of sleep mode?? So basically I have to wait about a min before I can log into the PC.
Vista 64
Acer Aspire E380

A:USB devices and sleep mode

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So I've got a laptop (Asus N56VJ) running Windows 8.1 64bit, and my USB ports only work AFTER I put it in sleep mode. My laptop won't even send power to it. So when I turn it on, I have to close the lid and reopen it for the USB ports to work. I've got all the power saving settings turned off, so that can't be it. Strange, huh?

I'm thinking it's a driver issue, but I'm not really sure what direction to look for.
These are the drivers that are currently installed:
Thanks in advance!

A:USB devices only working After sleep mode


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I don't really know where to put this question, but here goes..

I have an Acer Aspire laptop with Win7 Professional x64 on it. Whenever my laptop goes to sleep, then I remove any USB device, a mouse or flash drive, it automatically wakes from sleep. Any way I can prevent this? Thanks.

A:Wake from sleep when removing USB devices

You may want to try going to device manager> mouse or key board; one at at time. Open them, right click properties>advanced> and turn off the wake feature. Maybe that will help

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I am facing a problem that my USB keyboard and mouse at times dont wake up.

What i mean is if I leave my PC idle then they dont respond at all. I have to switch of the PC and wait for couple of seconds, when I restart they start working again.

When this situation happens replugging, replugging on different USB slots etc just does not help.

Have been trying to google for solution but no luck. Then I was tinkering and found one error today and wondering if the error and my problem is co-related.

The error message is there attached as pic. . I am on Windows 7 64bit edition. My Config
Intel Core I7 920, Gigabyte X 58 UD5, Gskill F3-12800CL7T-6GB, GTX 580 , Xonar Essence ST, Klipsch GM X Pro 2.1, Prolimatech Megahalems Mega Shadow, OCZ Vertex 2 50GB SSD & 2x1TB & 2x1tbExt, Corsair HX 850, Samsung PX2370 LED , Silverstone FT02, Microsoft Sidewinder X6, Razer Mamba, 2 Silverstone FM121B, Steelseries 7H Headset

Do let me know what you guys think.



Error Photo : Made out of two photos, dont have good camera presently

A:Strange Problem : USB devices going to Sleep

ok another update

yes bios are updated, power settings tweaked, in bios usb kb/mouse is on etc is done

I have a backlit keyboard and now while i was working n googling for solutions, suddenly mouse pointer started stuttering and then keyboards back lit lights started blinking n suddenly they all gone. and unplugging/replugging didnt help at all.

is it now mobo or ram or power supply issue ? any clues? i just opened my case removed rams , power mobo connector and cpu connector n started again lets see how long this lasts?

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I have an HP Pavillion Elite M9400f Desktop with Vista 64-Bit SP2. Recently whenever I put it into sleep, I usually resume it by clicking the mouse or pressing the power button. It sounds like it starts up, but my USB mouse, PS/2 keyboard, USB Speakers, and monitor; every device physically connected stops working. I then have to hold down the power button to shut it off and restart it.

I have noticed that it resumes normally if it is on sleep for a short period like 1 hour.

Any Suggestions?


A:Computer Devices Don't Work After Sleep

Don't put it into sleep mode, Sure it is faster by startup but it causes a lot of problems. like this, there have been problems with the sleep mode that it does not startup anymore untill you remove the battery(if laptop), hold the power button for 10 sec, and replug everything again. (complete restart)

Long story short. Don't put it in sleep mode

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Whenever my Windows7 64bit Dell XPS15Z laptop goes into sleep mode it loses all the
printer devices.
None of the devices load up and the only way to get them back is to do a restart.
Has anyone else encountered this problem and/or found a solution?

Thank you!

A:Sleep mode loses printer devices

Hello elwood and welcome mate what brand printers have you got? because I have had one or two that shut off after they haven't been used for a while and that doesn't include the machine in sleep mode.

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I currently use a ps2 controller to play some games on my pc, this controller is connected to my pc through a USB port. How can I enable this device to keep my PC awake.

Thanks in Advance.

A:Sleep Mode. Enabling devices to keep my pc awake

Welcome to TSF....

Try the manufacturers web site for the controller and look thru the FAQ's to see if there is anything that can help with this.

If there is nothing there than please post back here with the results and also some other info on the device and OS statistics.

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I have a Toshiba media center ir remote, logitech wireless keyboard, two logitech mice(MX anywhere, and M515) and a Rii non bluetooth wireless keyboard. When I first set the computer up I had no problems waking from sleep(S3/S4 hybrid) with the ir remote. I could put it in, and take it out of sleep. with the remote.
Also, I could get it to resume from sleep with all of the devices mentioned above. I'm not sure what has changed, but now none of these devices will wake the computer from sleep. I have to manually do it via the power button on the tower.
I have checked, and rechecked my power settings, and under device manager I have made sure the devices are checked as to being allow to wake the computer from sleep. Also, I have disabled selective usb suspend as I read that might cause the issue. But nothing worked. Last, the IR receiver blinks red when it "reads"(or receives) a signal from the remote, and when I try to power on with the remote it does blink as if it is receiving the signal from the remote. But it just won't resume. I have tried everything I can think of, so any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Oh, it's not an issue of being able to resume, I want to make that clear. I can resume, but only from the power button. It's just any user inputs that gives me issues.

Asus Fm1 pro Mobo
A8 amd
OCZ Vertex plus
Hitachi Green? HDD
Cooler master PSU
ceton infinitv4
huppage 1250
8gb kingston? ram
That's all I can remember off the top of my head, b... Read more

A:[Q] Problems resuming from sleep with wireless devices.

I see that no one responded to this problem, so I will give a possible solution. Use Hard Reset to Resolve Hardware and Software Issues (it works for all computers, not just HP Pavilions) can sometimes resolve these problems. Let us know if it works.

Also, any other suggestions from other experts in this forum would be greatly appreciated.

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The problem:

I shut the computer by putting it to the sleep mode. And then, I switch off the lamp on the table, or the bigger lights in the room by using the switch on the wall, or disconnect some device (which is not a part of the computer) from the wall.

... and the computer wakes up as I use the switches or disconnect something!

Somehow the computer is getting a signal from the power circuit to wake up.

How to prevent it?

System specs should be in the profile, ask for a more detailed overview.

A:Windows is in sleep, other devices in the room wake it up...

Hello johnmatrix. Welcome to the Forum.

It sounds like you have "dirty power" in your home. This is caused by either unreliable transmission from the electrical utility's supply lines, or improper wiring inside the walls of your home. Most likely a missing ground, an "open neutral", or arcing.

To address your computer, you should use a UPS (Universal Power Supply) connected between the wall and the computer.

But you should have an electrician check out the wiring in your home. Those symptoms are not normal and could be dangerous.

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When I come out of sleep mode on my computer, USB devices do not work, such as the mouse and keyboard. It just now started doing this so I have not installed SP1. I say why fix something that ain't broken? I have never had any problems before so I may have to install it.

Computer Specs:

Vista Premium (no SP1)
AMD Athlon X2 2.6GHz
Geforce 8800GT
500GB HD

What can I do or try to get it to work?

A:USB Devices do not work when coming out of sleep mode

If the mouse and keyboard don't work, how do you get it out of sleep mode?

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When I go to Settings, privacy, other devices, I can see four instances of my phone.
Can I remove these?

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the problem started when i reinstall my windows xp on my laptop dell inspiron 1525 3 times so i wanted to delete 2 of them i had 3 partitions (C) (D) (E)

i deleted (C) and (D) and the went successfully but when i reboot before the windows started it showed me that i have 3 windows so i select the first and it give me a message i don't remember what is it exactly something about this windows is no longer exist and the select the 2ed the same message appeared

the 3ed one worked perfectly so i wanted the windows to start without showing the windows selection screen so boot the windows CD again and i select repair hoping that the windows selection will disappear and windows will start immediately but i had a problem the didn't start so i quit and reboot again and i got 3 options F1 re-try boot F2 bois F5 something (i don't remember)

so i tried to boot again the bois can't see my HD (harddrive) so press F2
onborad devices>SATA operation> ATA I want it back to AHCI but when I do the windows won't start and the BOIS can't see my HD

i want to select AHCI mode and i want it to see my HD?

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I want to use the audio simultaneously from my ati 4550 HDMI, Sony blue-tooth speaker via usb BT dongle, 3.5mm jacks on my mobo, and also from a spdif and digital coax linked to the mobo via on board header to expansion bracket with ports.

I know this all may sound like overkill, however I don't have the funds for high end switches / replicators, etc. So manually changing them has been a hassle.

I have done some reading and I know se7en doesn't let you. I did this with xp x64.

Anyone know of a "work-around" or hack to enable all devices at once?

Intel E2140
Intel DQ965CO
4gb Kingston 667mhz
MSI r4550
Ultra MD3 Dashboard
Gyration RF MCE Universal Remote


From what I see, you can only have one "Default" Playback device so I doubt that what you want to do can be accomplished.

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I use w10 on 3 devices, a mid range gaming PC, linx7 tablet, and lumia640. On the whole the experience is pretty good, syncing works well, reminders, alarms, contacts etc. This was one of the reasons I opted for android early, using chrome on a PC gave a similar, yet skimmed down, one OS feel.
I've not had one BSOD since updating the 'rig', my mobile works great, and the tablet is amazing for ?49! I was talking to my father in law who uses all 3 main OSs every day, and we both agree that windows just feels more 'grown up' than iOS or android. He wants a win10 phone next to replace his android (he'll have to keep the company iPhone4).
So like I said, does anyone else have a similar experience?

A:Who else uses w10 across multiple devices?

yeah i have no probs with my Lumia 920, HP work laptop and 2 of table computers at home.

just pisses me off to have the same background on each computer and i seem not to be able to find a setting to keep that sync out

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I would like to connect a variety of wireless devices in my house to my work VPN while allowing other devices in the house access to my home network as normal.

I was hoping to find a wireless ADSL router that allows me to associate a LAN port to a VPN connection, then connect a wireless access point to that port. I could then run two wireless networks in my house, one that would connect to my work VPN and the other that would not.

Is there such a router?

If not, is there some other way of doing what I need?

A:Connecting multiple devices to a VPN

Sorry for the bump, but would this do the trick?

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I have an ethernet connection running from a router to another room and I wonder if I could use that single connection for multiple devices (computer, game systems, etc). Will a hub work for a connection coming from a router?
Is it possible to have them all up and running simultaneously or does it have to be one device at a time?


A:Single IP, multiple devices

If it's a standard SOHO router, and not a switch or a modem, you can have up to 253 devices attached. (There are 256 addresses available, but you can't use the first or last address, and one is reserved for the gateway--the router itself.) Note that the 253 addresses includes wireless devices.


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i have speakers connected to the hdmi and have a fm transmitter connected to the headphones jack. how do i get the soud to come out of both? Picture:


A:Sound from multiple devices

You can't have sound from both at same time - it's either one or other because the headphone jack is designed to mute the speakers when headphones are plugged into it.

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Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit. Home network. Already have 3 printer devices. One printer is All-in-One (HP). Want to keep that device installed and be able to use all functions. Want to add a desk top scanner for speed and versatility. The All-in-One is network cabled and also USB to my desktop computer. The desktop scanner is not network; would be USB to my desktop computer. I seem to recall reading somewhere (not sure of this - maybe HP literature to discourage buying other scanners) that you can't have more than one scanner. Doesn't seem logical. Is more than one scanner (using only one at any one time) OK?

A:Are Multiple Scanner Devices OK?

As far as I know you have as many usb devices hooked up to one computer. There is a theoretical limit of 124, but it really is determined on how many usb ports you have as to how many usb devices you can hook up. Each device has it's own driver/software package, so I don't see any real reason you couldn't. I know for a fact you can have a printer (all in one) and scanner hooked up at the same time. My dad did using XP, Lexmark all in one printer and an HP scanner.

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hi, i'm relatively new here, so i'm not really sure how to do this but alot of my games are having problems i.e. ? has cause in invalid page fault in unknown. I am led to believe it is a soundcard problem, i use an onboard sound card with the VIA VT1612A 2-channel audio Codec and i look in multimedia properties under audio devices, i had two different ones, Audio for via Ac'97 Enhanced Audio Controller(WDM), and Audio for Vinyl AC'97 Codec Combo Driver (WDM), i was told by a friend to uninstall the drivers and then reinstall to fix this, i did, now on top of those two devices i have a second Audio for Vinyl AC'97 Codec Combo Driver (WDM). I also have three MIDI for WDM-based Device. ANd Mixer for VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller (WDM), along with two Mixer for Vinyl AC'97 Codec Combo Driver (WDM),this may be normal, but like i said i'm relatively new at this and it doesn't really look normal, so can someone please help me? Thank You

A:need help, multiple audio devices

Look at the back of your computer. Do you have onboard sound AND a seperate PCI sound card? If so then you need to disable the onboard sound in the BIOS setup and use only the PCI sound card.

Now go to Add/Remove Programs and uninstall ALL VIA AC97, AC97, Vinyl audio drivers and anything else that looks like it goes to sound drivers.

Then go to Device Manager and uninstall/remove all remaining VIA/Vinyl/AC97 devices listed under the Multimedia heading. Reboot only after all are removed.

Then download the latest VIA Vinyl drivers. When you first run the new driver setup program it will look to see if there are still drivers installed, if it finds any then it give you the option to uninstall them. Do that and reboot.

Then run the VIA installation again and install the drivers, and reboot.

At any point Windows may redetect the sound card and want to reinstall the drivers - let it. Do NOT click Cancel on the Found New Hardware Wizard. If all goes well prior to install the latest driver the sound card should be detected as a PCI Multimedia Device and that means all the drivers will have been removed.

Here's the latest drivers:
They are in a ZIP file, once extracted you need to run the SETUP.EXE file to install the drivers.

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I have 2 x 24 port hubs uplinked to each other. I wish to introduce a switch.

How can I do this with the uplink ports on the hubs reserved.


A:Multiple network devices

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I use laptop, with system speaker volume too low, almost inaudible.
It has inbuilt sigmatel HD audio, with 3.5 mm jack ( I do connect my headphone with it).
I also posses a bluetooth headset (DELL).

Is there any way I can get output to both the headsets?

I need this to watch movie, so that me and my room partner can easily listen via saperate sets fo headphone without difficulty.

A:using multiple sound devices

as far as i know you cannot output to two audio devices at the same time from one program unless the program alows this (eg. PCDJ)

To solve the problem you could get a 3.5mm spliter and another set of 3.5mm headphones but this would probably require a trip to an electronics shop unless you have one already.

also post what OS you are running in case someone else knows of another way.

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My system has a sound card and two USB audio devices. I can click the speaker -> options -> propertied -> mixer device and select 1 device and reboot and play via that device. However I would like to have all audio devices work at the same time. Is there a way to do this? If not, is there a way to switch without rebooting? (Windows 2000).

A:multiple audio devices

..................err? why do you need/want multiple audio devices from the one PC??????

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Ok, this isn't really pc related, but I'm sure it's an issue many of you face every day. I have a PDA/GPS, cell, bluetooth headset and blackberry. I use each every day, which means every night I have to plug all four devices in to charge. Does anyone know of some kind of charging station that would house all four power adapters neatly and allow me to charge all four devices from one outlet? Is there some kind of travel charger that would let me plug all four devices in to charge at once? Such a hassle taking all four adapters every time I travel.


A:Any way to charge multiple devices at once?

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Hi, I recently purchased a HP Pavilion dv6974 Laptop, it came installed with Vista 64-bit. It works fine and all, just one thing I want to figure out.

The laptop has built-in speakers, a built-in mic, 2 headphone jacks and 1 microphone jack. I plugged my headset into one of the headphone jacks, my headset microphone into the microphone jack, and my external speakers into the second headphone jack.

What I wish to do is to set it up in a way that I can play music through my speakers, and Ventrilo through my headset.

The way I did this before on my desktop was that there was this option in the Realtek Audio Manager called "enable playback multi-stream" that separated the two audio jacks on the computer (one in the back, and one in the front). Then I was able to choose a different audio driver for Ventrilo, and use the default one for music. This was on XP, and I only had one sound card btw.

And now for Vista, I've tried looking through the Audio Device Manager and the Realtek Audio Manager but couldn't find anything that would help much, except in the Realtek Audio Manager there's this "tie up all input jacks something something, etc" that sounded like it was what I was looking for, but all it did was mess up my microphone.

To add more to this confusion, there is actually another audio device in the Audio Device Manager, but it's the Digital Audio Receiver, and I don't really know what that does.

I've asked about this problem elsewhere, and some peopl... Read more

A:Multiple Audio Devices

Hi, ForeverRen, and welcome to the forums.

I think HP would be your best bet in this they would be able to tell you for sure if that can be done with their hardware or not.

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So here's the setup:

Windows Home Premium X64, 8GB Ram, I5-3570K CPU

Recently built. I understand there's been an issue with Windows 7 using different devices for audio outputs. I was told by MS IT to use Virtual Audio Cable (VAC) for 'combining' my programs/devices into the same output.

My computer is mostly built for Audio recording (Audacity, Adobe Audition), and virtual instrumentation (Reason 5, FL Studio, Abelton, etc...)

My issue is that while some of these programs work well with VAC, key important ones such as Reason 5 do not. With my particular soundcard and driver, there is a degree of latency between the time I press a note on the keyboard to when I can actually hear it.

FL Studio automatically bundles ASIO4ALL - an awesome '0 latency' driver pack that comes with a easy to use control menu. ASIO4ALL is automatically selected as the audio card driver.

However I am unable to use VAC whilst keeping the latency low at the same time.

I need some help if you please!

A:Multiple Devices - VAC not working for needs.

I have a Sonar X2 (Producer) studio. Something like your questions would be better answered on a board such as where recording and DAW equipment is the topic of the forum.

I don't like ASIO4ALL, it can cause problems. I've had problems with trying to use it when I had a Focusrite Saffire Pro 40. I've seen other posts (on other forums) about ASIO4ALL problems.

I have a Roland Octa-Capture and an MAudio Fastrack Ultra 8R and I only use the drivers supplied by Roland and MAudio.

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We receive Email on Desk Top, Ipad and Laptop that is repeated each time we open a computer and look at the mail . Also have two programmes on the Desk Top that again repeate the mail : Windows Live Mail and Mozilla Thunderbird. This causes untold mail and most annoying. How can I just see the mail once on either of the computers. We run Windows 7 on the Lap Top and Desk Top, the Ipad is the current model.

Hope you can assist me please, my husband and self are not very computer literate.

A:Email Across Multiple Devices

The closest thing would be to set them all up as IMAP instead of POP accounts. That way you get all the same email, the same deletions and moves, and the same emails marked as read across all devices. It doesn't quite prevent you from seeing the email more than once unless you move that email to another folder or delete it in which case the same thing will happen on the rest of the devices.

You would have to check with your email service to see if they support IMAP and to get the correct settings. Or post your email provider here.

Also, I changed the title of your thread from your name to something more meaningful.

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Anyone knows of a software or setting that will allow me to have different mouse settings (speed, mainly) for different devices (in particular, my regular mouse and my trackpoint - I want the trackpoint to be more responsive without having to slow the regular mouse down).

Since I use them more or less simlutaneously, it's too much of a hassle to change speed in the mouse control panel applet.

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I have a new, home-built, hi-spec desktop pc with Win 8 Pro OEM and MS Office Home & Business 2010 installed. I have a Canon Pixma MP990 all in one with Win 8 drivers installed and it shows up in my list of devices under PC Settings/Devices.

I have no problems locating my printer (device) and printing within Office applications . However, I am not able to print a .pdf via Adobe Reader or anything which uses the Win 8 Start page. Ctl+P doesn?t produce a print dialogue and WinKey+K produces Devices but no printers. If I go to Charm/Devices, it lists no printers either. It?s early stages but I?m beginning to regret moving to Win 8 on a desktop pc.

Any ideas, please?

A:Printer not in charm/devices tho list under PC settings

Hello Pedro,

It appears that the "Adobe Reader" Store app currently doesn't have a print feature available for it yet according to this link below at Adobe.

Adobe Community: Printing from Adobe Reader for Windows 8 Tablets

I would recommend to use the default Reader Store app that comes included in Windows 8 by default. It will allow you to print a .pdf in it.

Printing in Windows 8 Store Apps

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Just updated to Update 1 on Win 8.1 on two machines. When I open the PC Settings App from Start Screen or Taskbar all the options are ok except PC and devices. When I select this on the app menu the app crashes back to the desktop. Anyone suggest a fix I suspect it's the new Drive Manager in that menu option. Other machine works fine with this option. Any Fixes?


A:Windows 8.1 Update 1, PC Settings, PC and Devices crash

Further investigation shows that if I create a new local account the app works fine and I can access the Device Settings etc. I tried deleting my main MS account off the machine and re-creating it but got myself in a bit of a mess so restored from a system image a few days ago. Is there a troubleshooting list somewhere. I seem to have found it on this site the other day but lost it again?

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I've googled this endlessly with no result and I'm guessing it isn't possible but I may as well ask.

My laptop has one audio/mic port. I'm cheap and had a splitter laying around, my headphones, and a set of ear buds with a mic on it I combined to use as a headset.

This works fine, however, since the sound output is being split to both my ear buds and headphones, it doesn't sound as good and some things are faint, which isn't good for gaming.

Is there a way to manage my audio devices so that my ear buds is mic only and no sound, and my headphones get all the sound? I've found no options in Windows, just playback (speakers) and recording (mic). I assume because it's only one jack it isn't, but it can't hurt to ask.

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Right now I have my computer hooked up to two sets of I/O devices (mouse, keyboard, monitor) and I was wondering if you can separate them so that for example I can surf the web on one set and have a friend play a game on the other. Currently they show and control the same things.

Both monitors are on the same graphics card, one mouse/keyboard is USB the other PS/2

Thanks for any help.

A:Using multiple input devices on one Computer

Nope, there is only one console manager. Since you already have the monitor and keyboard, why not find a cheap machine and just have two?

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Does anyone know if Windows 8 will intergrate multiple output devices to play at the same time? Windows 7 doesn't do it... which is stupid. Pirates will always find a way to bypass this, but I'm stuck without this important feature!!! This is absolutely CRUCIAL for HTPC (home theatre PC) people and/or DJ's or Music producers / Artists. I also use audio levelers like SRS audio essentials which is considered another audio playback device. This is truly ridiculous that I paid all of this money for Windows 7 and I can't play to 2 sets of speakers at the same time. And if I want to switch to headphones for a second for any particular reason, i have to go through a process... and make it the default device and when I want to go back to watching tv I have to go through the process again...... SO ANNOYING..... it's my computer, I should be able to play to ALLLLLLLL of my devices. That's why I buy all these devices so I can use them all simultaneously. This is so basic. Can you please update Windows 7 with multiple playback on all devices. I don't copyright infringe or rip dvd's to external sources, but even if I was a shady individual, which I'm NOT, I don't need multiple playback device to do this. You're only hurting ME, the consumer that pays for things I use. It's MADDENING. PLEASE UPDATE YOUR PLAYBACK DEVICES TO INCLUDE SIMULTANEOUS OUTPUT PLAYBACK TO ALL DEVICES.... OR AT LEAST SEVERAL... I mean really... for this stage of technology, this is totally ridiculous.

A:Playback Devices - Multiple Outputs

better to ask this question here
Windows 8 Forums

The people frequenting there have more direct experience with windows 8 than the average user here.

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Hi there.
I am using my phones 3G to type this and it's a real nuisance since I cannot research information for essays and other important aspects that I need when studying for my A levels.

Anyway, it started last night around 11pm, everything died and I thought it was because of the bad weather.
I woke up to sunshine however the internet was still not working.

The router is a SuperHub 2 and it had no problems up till now, the lights for 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz are flashing and so are the other lights on the router - this the router is working.

The problem is the connectivity, I use my laptop, iPhone and computer all together when studying and playing games. All of which has the same problem. All have the 5 bars connectivity however they all say "no internet access" and no response from the DNS servers.

What is the problem then?

What I've done:
- I have release and renewed the IPs
- reset router numerous times
- turned on: off router numerous times
- fiddled with wires to make sure they're plugged in.
- turned on and off computers and laptops.
- set IvP4 to automatic.
- waited hours.
- went onto the Virgin Media router page via 192.168.0.X. Then I started the router up in factory status, starting I up a few times.

How do I fix this nuisance? I need the internet now, for work purposes.
Please help, since it's affecting me and my family members and all of our devices.

A:No internet access on multiple devices

Does the Virgin Media router page give you a status of the WAN?

We had a bad storm last week and it took a few days after power was restored for Comcast to repair their lines.

I was able to get to my router, but the WAN address was - can't get there from here!

If you have a WAN address, turn everything off (no power) then
power up your cable modem, wait a few minutes for it to cycle through what it cycles through
power up your router (if seperate) wait for it to cycle through what it cycles through
finally power up your machine and check the network status on the Virgin Media router

If you don't have a WAN address, report the outage to your provider. They probably already know about your area, but a call never hurts.


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I have a dell dimension 2400 that I think is going kaput. I've had to format one drive twice and an alternate drive once (merely to test that the first hard drive wasn't the issue.) My primary problem and reason for my first reinstall was an OS hanging issue probably due to some hardware conflict somewhere - various solutions such as safe mode, repairing install and fixboot would not work (scared to use fixmbr without first checking all my options.)

Three soft formats later and both of my hard drive installs are ticking my ethernet adapter, among other devices, with a question mark. As an example, I've used the OEM disks provided for the 3com 4011 integrated ethernet controller, selected the appropriate driver and ended up with a code 10 on it. I boot to safe made and check all the hidden devices for obvious conflicts but no such luck, there are no other NICs installed on my PC and the rest cannot be removed ("you need this device to boot" message on uninstall attempt")

Does anyone know where I can find out which resources my device wants to use?
quick edit: it is XP
could it be a ghost device driver sucking up resources from a previous install?

question the third: HAAALP! according to the utility partition manager my system is in full working order (ha.)

many thanks for your gratuitous help.

A:Solved: Code 10 multiple devices...

I'm adding an everest report of the hardware for your viewing pleasure.

it can be viewed here:

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I've read through a could of threads but have yet to find any answers for my problem. Basically my internet runs fine when a device is directly connected to my modem. However, when running through a router I get 2-10 second disconnects at random intervals on all devices hooked up to the router, be it wired or wireless. I've already tired three different router, all different brands, among other various things like updating/switch firmware and changing the router over to a new wall socket with no luck. I had my service provider come out and switch the modem, but that didn't help any. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Internet cutting out on multiple devices.

what cable is between the router and modem - has this been changed ?
you mention "wall socket"
As you have made a lot of changes to the modem and to the router(s) - i can only think of cable

Before making each connection , do a powercycle - see how below

connect with a small cable between the modem and PC - and that works fine
then with a 2nd cable - do the same
now you have two cables that you know work on the modem
Also while in that configuration post an ipconfig /all - see how below

then using the same cables - connect from the modem to the router
and using the known cable connect the PC to the router
Now test again and see if this time it works
ipconfig /all

We would like to see the results from an ipconfig /all - post back the results in a reply here.

If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply
Note: you will see entries named Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface: we dont need to see that information - JUST the information above those entries

For Windows 8 or Windows 10
To open a Cm... Read more

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So my household needs to upgrade internet. Our internet speeds are slow (3mbps) and my mom works at home with various computer programs as she processes documents and claims.She cannot deal with the lag in her internet speed caused by my brother playing his new xbox one (which I've heard takes up the internet like no other) and me browsing the net all at once.

I'm asking because I don't know about internet speeds, our current plan in our area is the best one (I know 3mbps is not alot) but apparently that is the highest service AT&T U-verse provides.

So I'm wondering if anyone knows what would be a good speed for internet considering all of this, it know this isn't exactly a computer problem but I wouldn't know where else to ask.

Thank you for your help!

A:Would 5mbps be enough to support multiple devices?

Hi 12FindersKeepers,

12FindersKeepers said:

So I'm wondering if anyone knows what would be a good speed for internet considering all of this, it know this isn't exactly a computer problem but I wouldn't know where else to ask.Click to expand...

No problem, this is the right section to ask in.

Now I'm a bit confused as to whether your potential Internet speed would be 3Mbps or 5Mbps (conflicting information in title and post). Either way, you're right that that isn't very much bandwidth. Your mom should be able to do her computer work assuming the file transfers she performs involve smaller Word, PDF, and text documents. The primary factors here will be what you do while web browsing, and the Xbox One connection.

You likely won't be able to play Xbox and stream video well simultaneously - that isn't even taking into account possible file transfers of your mom's.

I'm not sure where you live, but most developed areas in the United States have Internet speeds much higher than this. I recommend doing some research online to find out if this truly is your only option. With modern Internet content, I would say ~10Mbps is a good minimum recommendation for a pleasant browsing experience.

If you cannot find/get an Internet connection with increased bandwidth, then you all may need to dedicate times for certain activities on the Internet.

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Under XP, when I played an MP3 it would come out of my headphones and my SPDIF port to my AMP at the same time. Under vista I seem to have to choose and keep changing them manually (setting one as default) . Also, when I change them, it doesn't seem to take effect till I restart that application, mp3 player, movie player or whatever.

I seem to have similar issues with mic vs line-in. and switching between them doesn't always seem to work if in use and Mute options also seem to not kick in.

I read some scare stories about DRM but I'm not sure that this is relevent or not .

In XP, this just worked. sound would go into the IN's and come out of the OUTs and could be muted where needed. Does this work differently now?

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Why do I have so many "base system devices" can I safely delete them ?

A:Multiple Base System Devices, why ?

first, we need to know your system specs, follow this tutorial

Second, why are you posting a Win 8 issue in sevenforums when there is eightforums?

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I'm not entirely sure if this is a Windows Sound issue or a hardware issue, so I'm asking this question both here and in a Windows Community Forum. Is it possible to output audio to multiple devices (i. e., can one assign more than one "Default Device")?  For example, can I output to the USB-S/P-Dif device connected to my stereo and the bluetooth device driving my outdoor speakers simultaneously? I have an Envy dv7-7255dx, with the IDT Hi-Def audio codec, running 64-bit Windows 10 Home. Thanks!

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I'm trying to use my speakers for everything except one program. I want to use my headphones for a chat program called Ventrillo. any ideas or suggestions?

A:Trying to use multiple audio output devices

I've tried just about everything I could think of and still nothing. Tried changing audio output settings on everything and still cant figure it out. Anyone know if its even possible?

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New box is together. Windows 8.1 64-bit.

When I look at my drives in file explorer, a couple drives have multiple drive letters...

For example, my data backup drive, which is only one partition, shows up as drive "Int data backup (T(T(T" - unfortunately, it keeps changing the colon and closing parentheses to that goofy smiley face.

Same for a couple others... I've never seen this before in Windows 7, so what is this? Do I need to do something about it?


Also, in "Devices and Printers" from the control panel, I have FOUR occurrences of "DIRECTV2PC Media Server" and FOUR occurrences of "DIRECTV Mediashare Renderer"

Do they have anything to do with the multiple drive letters? What the heck are they for? And can I delete them?

A:Multiple drive letters and odd devices

It appears your PC is connected to a media Share network

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Is it possible to connect the ac511 to multiple devices?

A:connect ac511 to multiple devices?

The AC511 is USB Sound. Answer is no not ever.
So there is no splitting.  It cannot be attached to multiple usb ports.

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So on my home network, we have your normal cable modem, router, and gigabit switch setup. The router is a high speed linksys model (gigabit), and the gigabit switch is an 8 port. The ethernet goes all through the house, but I've recently built a media room. In this room I have a Zensonic High-def network dvd player for streaming media, a gaming/media pc, an xbox 360, ps3, modded xbox 1 for more media streaming and a wii. The wii isn't really relevant to the problem because it is wifi, but I'm proud of my media room.

The problem was that I needed to network all of these, and when the house was built, we only ran one ethernet port into the room. No big deal I thought, because as long as I'm just streaming media, a 10/100 switch would be sufficient. So I pulled out an old hub (not a switch). All of these devices were hooked up and it worked great. Then one day, it all just stopped. The hub was old, so I ran out and got a netgear fs605 switch on sale for 5 bucks at office depot. This still hasn't fixed the problem, but has helped me diagnose it. When I plug in the uplink, I get a blinking response. When I plug in the next device, it works and is recognized. However, every device after that causes the switch to stop working and just start blinking. No activity, it looks like an error code of some kind. Have I put too much on this little switch? It was working just fine for months on just a hub. Any thoughts?


A:Network switch cannot allow multiple devices!

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I realize this is a forum for Windows 7, but I don't know where else to ask this question lol.

Earlier I made a thread about my mom's computer being unable to reinstall Windows 7 after a factory reset. I think I've found a possible fix for this, but I'm not entirely sure.

I'm currently in the process of installing Windows 10 on my own computer via the Windows Creation Tool, and I noticed that it gave me the option to not only install W10 on my own computer, but another's through a Flash Drive as well.

So my question: after I've installed Windows 10 on my own computer, would it be possible to also put a copy onto my flash drive to install Windows 10 on my mom's computer as well? And if so, can I bypass the product key requirement to get to the desktop? I've got some code that I used to grab my own product key in order to install Windows 10 for myself, which I can also use to retrieve my mom's product key if I can get to her desktop to open Notepad.

I've never booted a computer via flash drive, so I don't know whether or not I can do this. I don't have her product key, and I can only get it if I can access her desktop (unless there's another way, because the product key on the back of her laptop is too faded to read).

Thanks in advance!

A:Installing Windows 10 on Multiple Devices?

Once you've made an install flash drive (or DVD or iso) from the Microsoft site, you can use it to upgrade any number of qualifying computers (genuine activated Windows 7 SP1) to Windows 10 without needing a serial. It must be the correct edition ie Windows 7 Home Premium needs a Windows 10 Home flash drive. A sneaky upgrade attempt from Home to Pro will appear to work, but won't activate (you will prob be nagged to buy the correct serial sometime in the future).

re : booting from flash - I found that the upgrade didn't work in that scenario. I had to run setup.exe from within Windows 7. If a clean install is your goal, once Windows 10 is installed, you can boot from the install media (flash, DVD etc) and install again, deleting all partitions. You don't need a serial for this, because MS 'remembers' the hardware and activates it accordingly. If you do this, all data and apps are deleted.

Edit - if your mom's computer isn't actually running, you won't be able to upgrade it to W10 for free.

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I have an Xbox One, Windows Phone, and Windows 10 laptop. I have Hey Cortana enabled on all of them. I use it all the time on Xbox to control my tv volume and channel. I use it while I'm driving on my phone. I don't use it that often on my laptop, but sometimes I will use it to change songs or something while I am working. The point is, I have fairly justifiable reasons to have it enabled on 3 devices.
So lets say I'm watching football. I have my fantasy stuff up on my laptop, and my phone is near bye because its always there. I decide I want to mute the TV, so I say "Hey Cortana, Mute". The result? My Tv mutes, my phone and my laptop both tell me that they cant perform that function. I do that same with volume up? Same result.
Later, I say "Hey Cortana, call Wife". The result? My Xbox and TV either try to open Skype or give me an error while my phone calls my wife.
So year, having the same "Hey Cortana" voice commands for 3 devices was a poor idea. "Xbox, Mute" worked fine. I mean, I do feel like Cortana does a better job of understanding what I am telling it to do, but couldn't it have stayed as Xbox commands rather than Hey Cortana? I could just turn it off on my laptop and be happy with it, but I actually use it for my phone and my xbox.
Imagine when people actually start buying Surface Phones (if that ever happens). What were they thinking?

A:Hey Cortana... multiple devices... what were they thinking?

Lucky sod, we have three Xbox Ones, two PC's two Surfaces and three Cortana enabled Windows phones in our flat, we have discovered the meaning behind the phrase "She who's name must not be spoken"

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I seem to have a bug in the USB drivers or such that I need help with analyzing. I have tried deleting the USB drivers and letting the system update the driver. I am rather a newbie at system diagnostics but somewhat proficient at computers so hopefully with your help I can iron this problem out. Thanks very much ahead of time

HP dm4 laptop
Intel i5
Toshiba 500GB HD

A:multiple BSOD USB bugcode USB devices not being used

You have both Norton Internet Security and AVG installed. Please remove one or the other and see if your system is then stable.
AVG Remover

Norton Removal ToolHaving two security programs that accomplish the same tasks can cause conflicts/freezes/hangs/crashes/etc. due to them using the same system resources simultaneously. If you had tried to remove one prior to installing the other, it may be that remnants remain and you should contact support for that product to get it properly removed now.

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Slowly lost app's now have no control. Or admin privilege. The screen looks fake. There's drives listed I can't access. And every download was hijacked. Now theres no real Network or bios driver installed. after multiple attempts and no system functions available I want to use another computer and try to download virus software there. Noticed something strange happen and both laptops havea Dll bug long story short my Android, laptops, printer and router have all been hijacked and I do not know what to do at this point

I haven't seen or been able to find anything on something so expensive enedina have any other laptops that are accessible at this time so even doing it from my phone is challenging

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I recently added several devices to my wireless-g network: Xbox 360, an HTC Smart phone, and an old laptop my buddy gave me (in addition to the 2 desktops that were already on the network). Since doing this, I've had occasional buffering problems when streaming music or video, even when I'm only using 1 of the devices. I suspect that the Xbox (or maybe phone) is downloading updates in the background, even when it's turned off, and that is consuming bandwidth. Is there any way I can see a list of devices that are connected to the network and maybe even the amount of data being transmitted to/from each so I can find the culprit?

The other question I have also relates to the Xbox... when I play online, it says that my NAT settings are not open and that this makes it take longer to connect to other players. What are the risks involved in loosening the NAT restrictions?

A:Solved: Wireless network: list of devices and NAT settings

I changed the port settings as described in this post:

And while I was fixing that, I found a list of active IP addresses on the network in the router configuration pages. Turns out the Xbox remains connected even while "off", so it was probably downloading updates. I haven't had any buffering issues in a while, so it's probably done updating.

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Hello,First off, I am technically savvy. You might get this lots from folks that post on these forums, but I've got over 10 years experience in doing this stuff. I'll read your instructions thoroughly and perform all actions exactly the way you tell me too. I'm working on a friend's computer and she's got a virus. I'm unable to get any external drives/usb drives/devices installed (tried a mouse and it gave an error, but still works). When attaching an External Drive i get the following error and it will not let me use it."Windows Could not load the installer for Volume. Contact your hardware vendor for assistance" The external drive works just fine on my laptop. I've uninstalled a few toolbars that were there. One called allweb, ask and google (google still installed). The computer also bluescreens when attempting to use safe mode. It's a Dell Inspiron running Windows XP, SP3. I'm also unable to download files using IE8, but works fine in Firefox 4 (I had to burn a CD on my computer to copy the files to it). There seems to be an issue with explorer (windows Explorer that is) as well. I tried to map a drive to a computer at my home and it just froze. I ran defogger with no issues. dds.scr results here. GMER log will be attached tomorrow morning - its now time for bed. I also attached a screenshot of another error that I came across in IE8. I've never seen this before (not surprising - I use Chrome mosttly an... Read more

A:Virus - unable to install devices/profile settings gone


I've been patiently waiting for a reply to this for a week. Is there backup really that bad? Please let me know! My friend is going crazy without her laptop.

Thank you,


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I cant change my playback settings on the audio settings, My laptop is connected through HDMI and has worked before, however lately when i press the set default button it does nothing. I feel like I've tried everything any suggestions would be grateful.

A:Can't change playback settings on manage audio devices

I suspect something has happened to the HDMI connection. Normally, when an HDMI cable is connected Windows will automatically switch the default playback device to HDMI.

Try recycling the HDMI Audio and see if that helps. Go to the Device Manager, Right click on the entry for the Intel Display audio and then RIGHT click "Uninstall". DO NOT uninstall the driver. Restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the Intel Display Audio. This will fix any Windows corruption.

If this does not fix it, reinstall the Intel video drivers. Then check to see if it works OK.

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This is so odd. I'm running Windows XP SP2 on Dual core INtel with 1 gb memory.

I've installed a front USB panel that has 4 ports in front and 2 more on the PCI card which it's attached to. (added on peripheral).

I can deal with the "this device can run faster if plugged into a 2.0 device" but what is really frustrating is that if I plug in 2 or more USB devices. At least one of them won't work.

This computer is in my family room and wirelessy networked to my other computer in another room. I use a Motorola USB device to connect for the purpose of printing stuff off the printer in the other room.

If I have too many USB devices plugged in - there doesn't seem to be enough power to allow the wireless connection - resulting in not being able to print.

This isn't the only issue. I have some software that requires the USB "key" in order to work. If I need to use that software using the "key" and then I need to print something from that particular software to the remote printer - I have to save it to my desktop firsti - then disconnect the "key" and then I can print.

Do I need a bigger PS? I have a 500W now. I thought that would be big enough. Perhaps the USB issue isn't related to that at all? Is there some way to regulate how much power is assigned to USB devices?

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A:Loss of power when plugging in multiple USB devices

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So I'll try to keep this short.

I have a HP B209a-m that I have just gotten rid of and now am trying to remove all the software from my system. I've run revo and the issue still persists.

It gives me a device install path of ROOT\MULTIFUNCTION\xxx where xxx is a number. I have about 20-30 of these instances in my device manager and all have different install paths. I'd really like to remove these. I've run the HP L4 Uninstaller multiple times and still the issue is here.

I'd just really like to remove HP from my life.

Thanks for the help.

A:Multiple devices listed as Unknown, all the same printer

hello and welcome entfy mate try first backing up the registry Registry - Backup and Restore

See my pic AFTER you have backed up that registry but please do that the very first thing I usually make two copies in say the desktop and a document.
Let us know what if any HP software is there you can also check that entry named Printers.

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I am using Windows XP,HomeEdition Version 2002, Service Pack 3.
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ 2.00 GHz, 3.43 GB of Ram
Firefox version 22.0.
We have noticed recently slow speed on our PC, Cell phones, laptop all connected to our wifi.
On this pc we have a search site called show up whenever we open a new tab.  There also an search bar and a search bar that has the icon of the site.   Occasionally we get a small window pop up in the lower right corner ( where the taskbar is) that will play a video commercial.
This is also new, within that last few months these two things have started.
We notice alot more pop ups while on you tube, the video is jumpy while trying to scroll to the bottom of the page.  When you go to click on a link it seems to move forcing you to click on a pop up. 
I tested at and got a ping of 245, download speed of .19 and upload of .42.  I've been noticing a lot of 404 issues (im not sure what you call says it cannot find where I wanted to go and leaves me at a search bar that says its powered by Bing.  (
Mostly though we get...
Server not found
  Firefox can't find the server at
 Check the address for typing errors such as inst... Read more

A:Multiple problems and slow speed on different devices

One computer per topic please.  Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is pl... Read more

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Hi guys. I have my TV connected via HDMI through my video card to my computer and also run sound through my computers speakers with the onboard sound. Normally I just change the audio device before opening a program depending on whether I want it on the TV speakers or computer speakers. The problem is that sporadically when I select the device for the TV speakers it doesn't provide any sound and no combination of turning the TV on and off, changing the audio device back and forth etc will let give sound on the TV speakers (but when i change to the computer speakers it works fine). I can't seem to reproduce the problem either, it just happens sporadically and the only solution is to restart the computer.

I have vista 32 bit ultimate. Any suggestions?

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When streaming Netflix, my computer is registering as a new device each time I play a movie. The Device ID is different when I check on all my registered devices (the only device that uses my account is my one computer). I have not changed any settings, reinstalled Windows, or made any drastic changes in the system. I do not use a router and am using Cox Communications as my ISP.

Does anyone know why this is happening? Does anyone have a solution?

For more detailed information, the original topic is posted here:

I was informed by the admin "Animal" to re-post in this forum.

Thank you for any help.

A:Netflix-Computer Registering as Multiple Devices

Have you contacted Netflix about this issue?

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Okay, so I moved my wireless router to a more central location in my house (I got low signal in my room) and since then I've been able to connect to the network but only with limited access. Trying to connect to a webpage results in the "DNS lookup failed" error message (Chrome). My brother's computer had had the same issue, and the PlayStation 3 has had connectivity issues also, however I have been able to use my phone with the WiFi without any issues.

I've tried unplugging/turning the router on and off to no effect. Using a different router does not change the situation either. When I try to diagnose the network connection, it says that it could not identify the problem. Any ideas?

Some information:

Both computers run Windows 8
My phone is a Nokia Lumia 620 running WP8
The WiFi status window states that IPv4 and IPv6 have no internet access
My computer uses a Qualcomm Atheros AR5B125 wireless network adapter and says it is working correctly. The adapter is set to work with IPv4/6. IPv4 is set to obtain IP & DNS addresses automatically.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:wifi limited access on multiple devices

For a Windows PC ...

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If your only email accounts are free (Hotmail, gmail, etc.) try this direct link. If you need help with a screen shot see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 8 or 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

Identify your network if it is not obvious.

Also show ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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Ok im not quite sure where this question should be posted but i noticed the problem when i was playin games so this is where i chose...

Basically i've got different sounds coming from my speakers and my headphones. I have teamspeak coming through my headphones but my game sounds and other sounds from the speakers. I cant seem to find a way to make them all come from the headphones.
Using windows 7 32 bit

Thanks in advance

A:Sounds coming from multiple audio devices

Have you tried changing any settings within the Windows Sound panel?

Start > Control Panel >Sound > Playback tab

Look for Speakers...right-click and Disable
Look for the Headphones....right-click and Set as Default Device

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I have been using Netflix for a few months. What I have noticed is that I will reach my device activation limit (6 is the max, I believe) rather quickly--specifically, it will tell me I have reached it after streaming 6 shows/movies. Apparently, my computer is being registered as a new device every time I stream a new show/movie.

I am wondering why this is, and how it can be fixed. The only solution I have found is to deactivate every device I have registered with Netflix (which is just my one computer I use for streaming)--only then will it allow me to watch another show/movie. This is a hassle, and if this is the only way, then that is alright. What I am most interested in is the reason my computer could be registering as separate devices like this. I can think of a few possibilities:
-Computer is registering by a dynamic IP address set by the ISP (I do not use a router)
-Computer is registering as a new device by some other means
-Silverlight is somehow acting fishy (which this does not seem like a local problem like a program on my computer)

It must be noted that the device ID number listed on Netflix is different with each registration of a new device (even though it is the same device every time).

I am currently in Louisiana. I am using Cox Communications as an ISP. I do not use a router. I pay my own utilities (so this is not an aprt complex-specific problem as far as I can tell). This same issue occurred when streaming on a friend's Netflix account, so it is no... Read more

A:Netflix-Computer is Registering as Multiple Devices

Should I re-post this in another forum that is more populated or that deals with problems like this?

Any help is welcomed.

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Hello there
I am having major issues at the moment and have been trying to fix this for the past couple of months.
my primary laptop a Tobisha was playing up a while ago when I plugged my apple iphone into it and was transferring photo's, it was taking ages to respond and then came up with error corrupt image.
I tried again and it said the file was already there and if i would like to replace it? I saw the file size and it was 100 X bigger than all the others.
I got a little concerned and downloaded malwarebites to scan my computer (I had avg already installed and nortorns).
as time went on and a little bit of research online and fiddling about, the virus was not budging and had locked me out of admin rights.
I tried take ownership, downloading various programs to run and it kept overtaking the programs until i couldn't delete any files anymore.
I found an old laptop dell and tried to fix that one up (as that too had a virus)
I ran malwarebites on it and it removed somethings and i was able to get it going.
I was using an exeternal hard drive to back up my files from the tobisha and wanted to transfer them to the dell
when i noticed i lost admin rights on the dell also.
at this point too I was having strange things happen to my iphone, background app transfers and greyed out features with location services always on.
I tried deleting a heap of things on the dell after running some programs, it seems it now had the same thing as the other laptop.
I gave up trying to fix anythi... Read more

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I'll try to explain this as simply as possible... Currently, I have speakers, headphones and the headphone microphone plugged in. I'd like to record my Skype conversations using stereo mix, but stereo mix only picks up what goes through my speakers and not what goes through my headset. I've tried tinkering with the settings and haven't been able to get stereo mix to record what goes through my headset instead of my speakers.
How do I get stereo mix to record headphone audio instead of speaker audio?

For the past few hours, I've also been trying to get Audacity to record both stereo mix and my microphone. From what I've read, Audacity can't record two inputs at the same time, so is there a way to combine stereo mix and my microphone?

I'm using the latest Realtek HD drivers, if that helps any.

Thanks for your time.

A:Multiple audio devices, stereo mix and a microphone

You might want to check out VAC(Virtual Audio Cable). It is not a "free" program, so depending on you needs, it might help. here is a link to info about it:Virtual Audio Cable - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
and here is a link to download VAC:
Virtual Audio Cable - CNET

I used it myself to share music I was listening to over video chats. The program can be used in a number of ways. I no longer use, since I currently have a laptop with Stereo Mix, and that meets my needs just fine. Hope this helps.

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Hey guys!
I've got an HTC One X, an ASUS Transformer and several Windows PCs that I use for business. Depending on my location I receive googletalk messages on any of those devices.
What I need is a software, like Trillian, that will save the chat history of my conversations online to enable me to access it from any device I choose. I don't want to check all devices if I wonder what a colleague wrote to me in the morning.
The problem with Trillian is, that it isn't optimized for the Transformer or any Pad in that regard at all (correct me if I am wrong). It forces me to turn the screen to "vertical mode" which isn't helpfull at all since the Transformer is in "horizontal mode", because of the attached keyboard all the time.
I would really appreciate your help and advice. To be clear: I am totally willing to pay money for such a software, but I don't even find one single alternative to Trillian.
Thanks in advance

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A big hello to everyone. This is my second time coming here, albeit with a different problem, and one that is a lot more annoying!
A week or so ago i starting getting occasional redirects and popups to pages that start with "syndication.exoclick" whenever I browsed the Internet with Google Chrome. I cleaned it (deleted all browsing data, signed out of the browser and back on) and it was fine for a day or two. As of today, the problem has gotten much worse. I keep constant redirections to pages starting with "" - over half of the tabs I open are immediately taken over and redirected. Worst part is that it now works on Internet Explorer as well. It is also worth mentioning that I am not getting these redirects only on my desktop, but also on my Nexus tablet as well. The problem seems unconnected to my router, as today I've used my tablet on a completely different Wi-Fi half across town, while still getting the problem. I've ran TDSS cleaner, the Microsoft Security Essantials, Malwarebytes AntiMalware, which all reported 0 problems. I've also reinstalled Chrome, to no effect. 
As for the redirects, they ranged from Aliexpress to random cam sites, but now the started showing up, it only displays the page detailing how the system works (with a really annoying voiceover too) and nothing else. It doesn't even allow me the option to press the "Back" arrow, seems like it literally closes a tab I wanted to open and opens a new one with on ... Read more

A:Constant redirections on multiple browsers/devices

Here's the Attach.txt as well. I forgot to click the "Attach this File" button. >.>

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Hello, everyone.

I noticed a problem in my keyboard recently, but i'm not sure if it's really on the keyboard, and might be in the windows or software related. The problem is that the keyboard randomly starts freezing, it's hard to explain with words, basically the keys do not operate in the way they should, i notice this problem usually when i'm playing games, where my "W" that should move my character forward continuously. does not, instead of doing what it's supposed to do my character goes forward while freezing along the way. When i unplug, and plug it again on the USB port, even on a different one, the keybord start to operate normally again, but randomly shows this problem from time to time. It's not only with the "W" key, was just an example.

I noticed something yesterday, i don't if it's supposed to be that way, and i can't find any information about, it's that on device manager it shows multiple devices on the keyboard section, when the device is connected, as it shows in the image below:

One more thing, is all of them looks like the same thing, but i'm not sure if they really are, image below:

If i uninstall all of them, except that one that i marked with purple, he is the 4th one in the first image, the keyboard still operates, i'm not sure if the problem is fixed by that, cause it does not happen all the time.

Now that i described everything, i want to ask 2 questions:

1) Showing these multiple devices is normal? Cause i plugged anot... Read more

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I have a 20FB running Win 10 with a Logitech K810 Bluetooth keyboard that I've been using with a corded mouse without any problems. I recently purchased M557 Bluetooth mouse and now, intermittently, but consistently, my keyboard stokes are inaccurate, with multiple repeating letters and extra spaces. If I turn my mouse off, the keyboard again works fine. Disconnecting and reconnecting both devices did not solve this problem. The Lenovo System Update utlility indicates that the device driver is up to date. The Lenovo supplied device driver version is 18.1.1546.2762. Nonetheless, I was able to solve this problem by updating the device driver from Window?s Device Manager to Intel?s latest driver, version 19.0.1621.3340.  

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Sometimes I watch movies using HDMI output from my computer. When I connect the HDMI cable windows also discovers new sound device. I want to redirect some of outputs to the television so I can use its speakers.
For now, what I do is that I disable the internal sound card and system automatically uses HDMI then.
Thank you for any help

A:Assign applications to multiple sound devices

In many systems, when you plug an HDMI cable into the PC Windows will automatically set the HDMI as the Default audio playback device. If Windows is detecting a new device it suggests the Video drivers (usually where the HDMI audio is generated) may not be the correct driver.

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Good Afternoon,

The small office where I work has 1 wired desktop, 1 desktop connected over wireless, 2 laptops connected over wireless and two iphones that are always connected to the internet. Until about 12:45 pm EST the wireless internet was working fine, at that time the wireless went down. However, the wired desktop has had no trouble connecting to the internet. Please help, we need to be up and running and our IT guy has disappeared off the face of the earth! Thank you!

The router is a Cisco WRVS4400N. It is one MacBook Pro, a Toshiba Laptop and a Dell desktop that is connected by D-Link DWA-131. Its a Comcast X-Finity 56 MBPS connection. (we're really close to an airbase).

A:Connection Problem - Multiple Devices over Wireless

Reset or power cycle the router. Can you still detect the wireless network? If so, can you connect to it? If so, can you communicate with the router via wireless?

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Hey, so I've had this computer for only a few months now, but I've noticed something that I used to not have a problem with on my old XP, that has become a problem on windows 7. It isn't that big a deal, which is why I hadn't bothered asking about it until now, but it is still kind of annoying.

I've noticed that if I have the power settings set for sleep mode to start after a certain amount of time, it stops the computer from doing anything else. Similarly, if I have something such as a virus scan set to run overnight, if the computer is asleep it won't happen. I hear that you can supposedly set windows 7 to wake up at a given time, but if the task would take longer than the amount of time before the computer goes back to sleep, it would then of course stop again.

Ideally, I'm hoping there is a way to set it so that my computer will continue to perform certain tasks such as scans or downloads and just not enter sleep mode until after that, and also to wake itself up in the middle of the night specifically for a given task, and then of course to stay awake until the task is finished. Is this possible?

A:Sleep settings

If you set it to sleep after a certain interval, then it will do that no matter what the reason for waking it up or starting it. All you can do is turn off the automatic sleep time or increase its size so that it doesn't interfere with any tasks you want to complete.

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What exactly is standby? Can the computer sleep with the hard disks on?

A:Sleep settings

I never use any of it so I don't understand either. I was just reading about this.

What's the difference between sleep, hibernate, and hybrid sleep?

Sleep is a power-saving state that allows a computer to quickly resume full-power operation (typically within several seconds) when you want to start working again. Putting your computer into the sleep state is like pausing a DVD player—the computer immediately stops what it’s doing and is ready to start again when you want to resume working.

Hibernation is a power-saving state designed primarily for laptops. While sleep puts your work and settings in memory and draws a small amount of power, hibernation puts your open documents and programs on your hard disk, and then turns off your computer. Of all the power-saving states in Windows, hibernation uses the least amount of power. On a laptop, use hibernation when you know that you won't use your laptop for an extended period and won't have an opportunity to charge the battery during that time.

Hybrid sleep is designed primarily for desktop computers. Hybrid sleep is a combination of sleep and hibernate—it puts any open documents and programs in memory and on your hard disk, and then puts your computer into a low-power state so that you can quickly resume your work. That way, if a power failure occurs, Windows can restore your work from your hard disk. When hybrid sleep is turned on, putting your computer into sleep automatically pu... Read more

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I have a Gateway Laptop Model NX570X that I purchased three years back with Vista. August 2009 I was able to load XP Pro with no problems in the Gateway Laptop. I had to reload the OS again (XP Pro). This time on the Sounds and Audio Devices Properties window all settings are grayed out. When I started the reload I installed Bluetooth, which I do not use. At that point the Sounds and Audio Devices Properties window all where Bluetooth and with no audio. I have deinstalled Bluetooth but now all the settings are grayed out. The only CD I have for the laptop is Vista. What do I need to do to get audio back and or have the settings not to be grayed out.

Thanks in advance


A:Solved: All the settings on the Sounds and Audio Devices Properties are grayed out.

Here you go, the main page for the Gateway NX570X:

Then click the first link "Driver Downloads".

Then under "Sound Drivers" you need to download the XP-compatible sound driver, titled "D00664-001-001.exe - SigmaTel Audio Driver version: 5.10.5082.0"

Then, on the next page, click "Download Driver".

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It seems lee all of my USB devices are unknown. I try to update drivers and check their status, but it tells me everything is up to date and working properly. The reason I reset to factory default is because my wireless was not working and comp was slow etc. Now I checked for a wireless driver and its not there! I only have NVIDIA nForce networking controller and 4 unknown devices. I just want to surf tye Web for images and print them out. Please help! Also, I tried to connect my nook via Bluetooth (for image sharing) and it says paired but not connected, check Bluetooth radio. Oh and when I plug any type of USB device the pc doesn't even recognize it.

A:HP pavilion dv2000 restored to factory settings, now I have many unknown devices

Factory Recovery normally includes all the drivers for that particular laptop, except for any third-party devices that were added since it left the factory of course, like a printer or scanner etc. That would explain why certain USB devices don't work now.

You need to download missing drivers for internal components from HP support and install them: HP Support & Drivers | United Kingdom

Note 1: The website above is for the United Kingdom. If that does not apply to you, click United Kingdom at bottom left to open an interactive World map(or click United States if that's what you want).

Note 2: there are 15 different models in the DV2000 series so you'll need to look on the underside of your laptop for the exact model number.

Drivers for any external hardware like printer, scanner etc. will need to be re-installed from the CD that was supplied with that device, or downloaded from that particular device manufacturer's website.

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Hi, I very much want to know the answer to this problem. My setup is simple. I am working with my Mobo's onboard sound card (Mobo is Asus M3A32-MVP Wi-Fi) and here's the thing. I see multiple devices in both Vista and Seven (have a dual boot) - I see the front headphone jack, the SPDIF, the rear audio port (it's 5.1 surround) and also an HDMI. I've just recently bought two bluetooth headphones and I have paired them and see them in the audio devices panel too.

Now this is what I want to do. I want to hear the audio on all the devices simultaneously. If I turn on the audio system (connected to the SPDIF) then I should hear the audio there. If I connect multiple Bluetooth headphones, I should hear the audio from my comp on any and all of them.

So, why can't I do this? Apparently this was the default behaviour for Windows in XP. That is, any audio played was available on all connected devices. Now, here in Vista and Seven we have a major downgrade in that we have to select a SINGLE audio output device as the "default" device and when a device is selected as such, the audio stream is SOLELY passed into it. THIS IS SO VERY WRONG! It is so illogical to do something like this in today's world of changing and evolving multi-media environments. I mean, what if my Mom wants to hear my music from the kitchen at the same time that I'm listening to it as I work on my desktop. She should be able to simply plugin and start listening to what I'm hearing! This is RIDICULOUS!

I ho... Read more

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Hi Guys,
Simple issue: won't load on any device connected in my home, pc, laptop, mobile phone etc.
This can only lead me to believe it's a router realted issue though I can't seem to find a solution. I've factory resetted the router, changed it for a new one etc. and still is unaccessable.
If I run a 'cmd' ping test on the URL, it attempts four connections and fails. The windows host files are fine and I've tried turning of all firewalls, anti-viruses, malwares for a short time to test. Still fail.
Does anyone know a solution I can try?
- Milko

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I've read other topics about it here, but my situation is somewhat unique.

1) I can successfully ping websites from the command line (PC)/Network utility (Mac), but can't open any pages in internet browsers. This applies to all devices/OS/browsers (Win 8, OSX, iOS, Android) as well as apps and software that requires Internet access in the household.

2) The incoming e-mails (in Mac mail app) go through.

3) I have 2 routers ? AirPort Time Capsule and the standard router from ISP. I tried them both, same zero result (ping - yes, browsing - no).

ISP hesitates to send help, they don't see any issues on their side of the line yet.

Not posting any logs since it's a multiple devices/routers situation.

Any ideas?

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Switched over the internet service provider to Time Warner. We are using the same router we have used before the switch (which was also with Time Warner service provider) and everything was working FINE before the switch. But now, with the new modem from service provider something is wrong -- My roommate is unable to connect her laptop, and her phone to the wifi even though the network is being detected. I can only connect to my laptop, which was the laptop I had opened to verify connectivity when the Technician was there. Also, my I-phone is unable to connect to the network even though it detects it. It's very odd considering we had the technician come out to resolve this issue in the first place. Could it be that the DHCP server has been turned off, so it's allowing only one device to connect to the one IP address on the modem?
Or do we need to delete the wifi networks off of our computers and other devices? My roommate tried that on her devices and still didn't connect. Please help.

A:Unable to connect multiple devices to home wifi

Do you know if your new modem includes WiFi? Is so, when you tested the connection with the technician present, did they have you connect wirelessly to your existing wireless router or to the modem itself?

Assuming you are running some version of Windows on the computer that can connect, please go into the Windows DOS/Command prompt screen and run an IPCONFIG /ALL command. Then copy and paste the complete results of the command here.

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I'm trying to set up something at work and am looking for ideas. I'm trying to get multiple Roku devices to connect to a single computer which can then take control of them all (about 10 devices per computer). I'm thinking about something simmer to PuTTY where you can just connect to the devices and they will show up on different windows and from there you can take over control. No idea if there is any hardware/software that will be able to do something like this. Does anyone have any ideas?

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I didn't know which thread to post this topic in, thought this was the right one. Mods, if you think there is a more relevant thread to post this in, please make the necessary changes. Thank you. Onwards to my issue:

I just recently decided to dual boot my UEFI-based system between Windows 10 and Windows 8.1. Upon using EasyBCD to create a bootloader that only includes Windows 10 and Windows 8.1, I get this mess:

Can anyone help me figure out how I can get back a Metro-styled Bootloader that only includes Windows 10 and Windows 8.1? Thanks!

A:Multiple and unneeded boot devices on Metro Bootloader

Go back into EasyBCD and delete the entries you don't want.

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Hi there,
I find this problem very tricky to explain due to its weirdness, so my apologies if this explanation doesn't come across very well.

I have been dealing with a very strange problem in that for several hours of each day (usually in the evenings) my Ipad suddenly refuses to send and recieve mail via the Ipad mail app. Also, during these same periods my PS3 console is blocked from the playstation network. My PC running XP mostly remains fine except youtube is often inaccessible via my gmail login and some sites appear to slow down, while most sites (non-google related) appear to behave as normal.
Strangely, I am still able to access my gmail inbox via web broswers on both my PC and Ipad - but the Ipad app itself refuses to work at all.
The problem only exists for periods of a few hours each day and then everything returns to normal with no problems of notice.
After running a quick scan with Malwarebytes, it found "pup.offerware" which I removed.
Any help would be amazing! Many thanks and here is my log:
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.25.2
Run by Username at 21:50:49 on 2013-09-04
Microsoft Windows XP Professional  5.1.2600.3.1252.64.1033.18.3071.2111 [GMT 12:00]
AV: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2013 *Enabled/Updated* {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
FW: Online Armor Firewall *Enabled*
============== Running Processes ================
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A:Google/Gmail access blocked on multiple devices

My problem no longer exists. Could this thread please be closed/deleted? I could not find how to do that myself.

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Hi guys,

Our ISP has recently changed our router from Prolink H6300G to Prolink H5004N.
Our Prolink H5004N is wired to the phone line.
All devices connect to the internet via WLAN.
No devices are attached to the router via LAN.

The unusual problem is, some wireless devices connect to the internet just fine, others connect intermittently.
Below are the list of devices:

ASUS Notebook PCs x 2 (connect)
MSI Notebook PC (connect)
Apple iPad2 (connect)
LG LED SmartTV (connect)
Sony PlayStation 3 Slim (connect)
RedFox Netbook (intermittent)
Samsung Tablet PC (intermittent)
Sony XPERIA Smartphones x 3 (intermittent)

It is not that the red devices could not connect, they do so, but a very irregular and on/off internet connection.

I am stumped by the variety of devices that constantly connect and those that do not.

Does changing from G to N may in any way cause this?

A:Unusual Wireless Internet Problem with Multiple Devices

All devices you listed are connected WIRELESS to the same Prolink H5004N?

Try to move these devices closer to the wireless Access Point (built in router). Just for a test
RedFox Netbook (intermittent)
Samsung Tablet PC (intermittent)
Sony XPERIA Smartphones x 3 (intermittent)

Does that fix anything?

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I can connect to the Internet with my wireless router just fine, but only certain websites will load normally.  So far, these include Google, Gmail, Youtube, Facebook, and Wikipedia.  Most other websites just show that they are loading forever and nothing ever comes up.  I've already tried power cycling/resetting everything.  
As an example of what it says when I ping a website that doesn't work:
Pinging [] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from Destination net unreachable.
Reply from Destination net unreachable.
Reply from Destination net unreachable.
Reply from Destination net unreachable.
Ping statistics for
           Packets : Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),"
I also can't connect to Skype.  Itunes doesn't respond upon launch, but only while I'm connected.  It works normally while offline.
My phone has the same Internet problems while using wi-fi, but not while using data.
My Xbox One can connect to the Internet, but not to Xbox Live.  When I test its network connection, it says "DNS isn't resolving Xbox server names"
What's also strange is that my roommate isn't having these problems on his computer and phone even though we use the same wireless router.

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Hello, two days ago suddenly my Internet wireless connection stopped working. No Internet at all. After some research, it turned out that it was (and still is) working on one device (the iMac I am typing this message on), but has completely shut down for the other devices, for example iPads, a laptop, etc.

So far, I have unplugged the power of the wireless router, turned it back on after giving it a rest, pressed the WBS button, but there has been no progress. The connectivity is obviously up and running based on the one device. What actions should I take? Thank you in advance.

A:Wireless Connection Stopped Working for Multiple Devices

Make model of the router. If you plug laptop in via a cable can you connect, can devices see the router and what happens when you try and connect ie error message note if you have done a factory reset the password for wireless will go back to default or wireless could be disabled. Can you login to the router and confirm the wireless is active

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unplugging then plugging in HDMI cord to monitor.

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I have an HP 255 G2 Notebook PC that I bought like new from a game pawn shop, I since then formatted and reinstalled w7. For the first week or better, it was working fine. maybe an occasional lag here and there, but now for the past three nights, the computer sleeps even when the 'put the computer to sleep' is set to 'never'. when I wake up, it if off and then I hit the power button and it says 'resuming windows'.

My screensaver is set to: "Reshiram Blue Flare" a instant storm screensaver I made (a search on the web says it might be a screensaver issue with screensaver named 'blank'.) But blank isn't even an option for me

I am running on AC power and always have been

See system specs and attached power settings screenshot for more info

A:Computer keeps going to sleep even when settings are set to 'never'

restart your computer and before restarting it keep on tapping f8 advanced boot option will come up there you have to select disable automatic restart

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