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Upper And Lower Case Switch - Music Notes As Periods!

Q: Upper And Lower Case Switch - Music Notes As Periods!

I have a weird problem on an XP Home system that was brought in for repair.
When you turn it on, it comes up with a message. The upper and lower case of the message is switched as shown. The periods are shown as music notes! (I have shown them as as %)
If I attempt to go thru safe mode, the options for safe mode, safe with networking, etc, com up - with the same upper/lower case lettering. Choose safe mode option and you get the same message as sbove.

I booted with the XP CD to attempt repair, came up with a different error message.

I am stumped! I would assume a virus, trojan, etc.
I know I can pull the hard drive and format it in another system, then go from there, but trying to avoid that if possible!

Any thoughts on what has caused this issue?


A: Upper And Lower Case Switch - Music Notes As Periods!

Since you're familiar with yanking the hard drive - how's about yanking it, installing it in another system, and doing an antivirus scan of it from the "clean" system?

Depending on the virus, you may need to do a repair install - do you have the original XP installation CD?

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I created a list of companies & phone #'s etc. in access 2000. The letters are upper case. How do I change upper case listings to lower case?

A:Access 2000- Change upper case to lower case

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I would like to know if it is possible to configure outlook 2003 to automatically change lower case i to auto upper case I whilst typing my emails

It does it on my pc at work (could be cos its a better version of outlook)but I would love to know if I can have the same facility on my home pc

I'm using Vista and windows 7

Thanks in advance

A:Solved: Auto change lower case to upper case

Look at the Auto Correct options.

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A:Upper/Lower case swaps


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is there any way to make excel know the difference between uppercase and lowercase letters? for example, as far as i know, A=a, B=b, etc.

i want to know if it can tell that A=A, a=a, and A<>a

thanks to anyone who knows

A:upper-/lower-case differentiation in excel

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I'm searching across thirty-some Word documents in one folder. How can I specify a search for words with specific case requirements? I'm looking for the word "lesson," not "Lesson," and I want to see what files it occurs in and where those occurrences are.

Thanks for any help.

PS: Bonus points to anyone who can tell me how to use Word itself to search across multiple Word files. Word's search is a lot easier to use.

Again, thanks.

A:Searching for upper- or lower-case words in files.

The only program that I'm aware of and am 100% certain can do case sensitive searches is GREP... but that requires doing it at the C:\ prompt.

But then again... I don't use Word for anything but term papers.

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Everyday I upload some files to my website and to simplify my website operations, I use the same filename and just upload a file with new information every day. The case of file extensions is of no consequence to Windows 7, but it matters to my website. I want to standardize on one case and it doesn't matter which as long it's the same all the time. I have one app, the snipping tool, which seems to generally make files using uppercase, but I have some existing files that are lower case. I have tried to get rid of the lower case extensions by deleting the file and then recreating it with the same name. When I do, Windows changes the case from upper to lower. If I simply create a brand new file with no previous instances of that file in existence (as far as I know), then the default case is upper. How does one go about converting all existing files of a particular type to a standard file extension case, be it upper or lower.



A:Change file extension upper/lower case

Not sure you can as Windows is case insensative, but have you tried doing it from a Command prompt, enclosing the filename.ext in double quotes as "filename.ext"?

If that doesn't work, maybe a two step process would.

ren "FileName.EXT" FileName.EX"
ren "FileName.EX" FileName.ext"

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When I try to change the case from upper to lower or vice versa of filenames n windows explorer, the changes are not accepted. Also, adding or deleting of spaces in existing filename words is also not being accepted. I have admin privileges.

Thank you for help.

A:Can we change the upper/lower case of filenames in Windows Explorer?

Hi Seymoria, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Filenames in Windows Explorer are not case sensitive. This means that for Windows, the filenames ThisIsMyDocument.doc, THISISMYDOCUMENT.DOC and tHiSiSmYdOcUmEnT.DoC are all the same, the file would be found and can be referred to using any of these or any other combination of upper and lower case letters, as long as the name itself stays the same.

Therefore, if you have a file document_1.doc but you'd like to change the first letter to upper case D, selecting rename and changing the first d to D does nothing. Windows simply does not understand it, for it there was no change as the first letter did not change.

You need to work around this by renaming the file first to something else, then rename it again to Document_1.doc, this time using the upper case D. I use a neat trick here, changing the first letter from lower to upper case: I select rename, delete just the first letter of the filename, the one with lower case, then rename again this time entering the upper case first letter.


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ive read all the forums. ive got registry editor, ive ran regedit, and when i go to delete my upper and lower filters they arent even there to delete I NEED HELP!!!!

A:upper.lower filters NEED HELP!!!!!

What is the problem you are trying to resolve?

Obvioiusly, you went to the web and somewhere it indicated the solution was to delete these filters, which if you do not have them, is most likely not the solution in your case!

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A:upper & lower filters

upper an lower filters are unnecessary and added by 3rd party programs like iTunes, and Nero etc. These are not necessary files. What Are the Upper & Lower Filters in Regedit? | eHow
Please tell us what the problem is so we can try and help you with it.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2046 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 9550 / X1050 Series, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 95597 MB, Free - 72333 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Computer Corp., 0F4491
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

My Win7 computer just died for good, so I had to pull out the old WinXP computer from storage until I can save up enough money to buy a replacement. Unfortunately, for unknown reasons, there is no cd/dvd listed in device manager. I've spent about 3 hours online trying everything I can find to fix the issue (no upper and lower filters, I've found). I've looked at the forums here, but my computer knowledge is limited and I was wondering if anyone could help me fix this problem?

A:no upper and lower filters

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Hello - I removed my upper and lower filters so that my DVD drive would read but now I am unable to burn CD's via iTunes - is there a way I can replace those filters?

A:Upper & Lower filters - Need to replace

Only thing I can think of, would be to reinstall the programs that added them in the first place. (The filters are cd/dvd drivers/driver add-ons that are installed by third party software). In this case, they probably came from iTunes.

Otherwise a system restore would restore the registry to the state before you deleted them. Start > All programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore.

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After having months of problems, my girlfriend finally got a replacement PC sent to her, but I've only gone and messed it up and now I'm in big trouble!

Upon arrival, the disk drive was not being recognized and wouldn't even open. I researched this and found it was a common problem, so attemted all the online fixes without success. Then, in another attempt, I STUPIDLY deleted the wrong upper and lower filters and now windows won't start at all.

Being a brand new computer there is no restore point to work from and, like I said, the disk drive won't even open to boot from disk!

So, is there any way I can fix the damage? All I can think of is borrowing and external disk drive and a copy of the CD, but I was hoping there might be a simpler way I can do this before the girlfriend comes home and kills me!

A:Deleted wrong upper and lower filters :-/

deleted the wrong upper and lower filters

Where did you do the deletion?

If the computer hasn't had much added to it you could do a Factory Restore. How you do that depends upon the brand and model name and number, check that companies Web site.

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After having months of problems, my girlfriend finally got a replacement PC sent to her, but I've only gone and messed it up and now I'm in big trouble!

Upon arrival, the disk drive was not being recognized and wouldn't even open. I researched this and found it was a common problem, so attemted all the online fixes without success. Then, in another attempt, I STUPIDLY deleted the wrong upper and lower filters and now windows won't start at all.

Being a brand new computer there is no restore point to work from and, like I said, the disk drive won't even open to boot from disk!

So, is there any way I can fix the damage? All I can think of is borrowing and external disk drive and a copy of the CD, but I was hoping there might be a simpler way I can do this before the girlfriend comes home and kills me!

A:Deleted wrong upper and lower filters :-/

The computer very likely has a recovery environment built in, so it's just a matter of using the correct Function key during boot to access it and then do a full restore.

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Hello everyone, I really need your help. My Sony Vaio laptop (model: SVE151G13M) did not recognize my dvd/cd-rom anymore and dumb as I am, I tried to fix this myself. On the website of Microsoft I read a step-by-step guide on how to remove the upper filters and lower filters to fix this problem. However, I may have removed too many, or the wrong filters. Now my laptop does not want to reboot anymore due to missing files. I read that I can recover the system by pushing the ASSIST button, choose troubleshoot/recovery etc. The system asks me to rescue my documents first, and of course that is my main goal.. Save as many files, photos, documents and videos as I can. I attached an external hard disk with plenty of space on there, chose to rescue the files and waited. However, I have tried multiple times but it is not working (error message). Does anyone know how to replace the deleted upper filters and lower filters, without having to reboot or recover the entire system and loose all of my files? I read something about 'Last known good configuration' but I cannot find this in the options when I press ASSIST. Please, I am desperate since I am also in the process of writing my master thesis and really need this computer.. :smileysad:

A:Laptop won't reboot after removing upper/lower filters

can you get to Refresh


and maybe choose No on the rescue documents?

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I check My Computer and i dont see my E: drive. I checked my BIOS (i think) and i went into system information -> components -> CD-ROM and it was empty. I also checked HK something local and i found the right file some long code like 4Dxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxx and i didnt see anything lower filter or upper filter.
I have a Dell 1735 studio laptop running windows 7
heres what happened. I got an ISO of rollercoaster tycoon which i burned onto a disc on my upstarts computer (which runs XP) and i installed fine on that computer and played the game and everything was all good. I take the CD-ROM that i burned with rollercoaster tycoon and I slip it into my aforementioned laptop. some rollercoaster tycoon thing comes up, I click install and think everything is fine. When i click the .exe file to play the game, it asks me for my E: drive. i check my computer and there is no E: drive. I also cannot eject my disk now because the computer isnt detecting an optical drive, let alone a CD to eject. I also have no cd tray on my laptop, the disc just slides in and im pretty sure theres no manual eject button. I looked.
Any Help? I tried to look a bunch of stuff online. I even did one thing relating to disabling integrity checks via the command window? i dont really know what else to do. restarting and system restores didn't work.

I would appreciate any help. Thank You!

A:No Optical Drive Detected - no lower/upper filters

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problem solved..forgot to change jumper settings

dont know how to delete threads.


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I cannot get my Dell Inspiron 1420 Laptop running windows vista to recognize my DVD drive, the light on it blinks, makes some noises but nothing ever shows up in "my computer" however they do show up on my device manager under DVD/CD-ROM Drives and both with yellow flags by them. One is called a "Base System Device" and gives a code 31. The second is called "TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-L632H ATA Device" and gives a code 10.

I found a thread on here that said to go accessories>run>regedit>HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE......but when it says to change the upper and lower limits is where i get stuck.....I HAVE NONE! they are nowhere to be found! The only thing on the right hand side is under the name column>default under the Type column>REG_SZ and under data (where i assume the upper/lower SHOULD be) all it says is "(value not set)"

If someone could please help me it would be greatly appreciated!! I have searched the web more on how to fix this issue than any research paper and I am at the end of my patience!!

A:Vista DVD Drive is not recognized and Upper and Lower Limits are not found!!

You need to navigate deeper then HKey_L_M, see here:

Or run the Microsoft Fixit from that site and it should resolve it for you.

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I have a Sony Vaio PCV-RS420 with a Pioneer DVR-106D dvd writer. I was creating a recovery disk when after writing the DVD, it asked for a cd-r. The drive kept having errors, and I checked the media on another pc and they were fine. I saw on several posings that removing the upper and lower filters from the registry (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318) would fix the problem. Now it wont even recognize the dvd roma at all. The device mgr. says all is OK. I have uninstalled and re-installed the device from there, and the IDE as well, and I have phicically removed the drive, rebooted, and re-connected the drive and re-booted but to no avail. Uh-Oh - i did not back up the registry (makes me a dummy) and the recovery is not functioning due to my c partition being too small.


A:Need to Replace Upper and Lower Filters Removed form registry

try sony site for info or pioneer and see if you can find sofware/firmware update also you could ask a friend for disc to help solve your problem

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hello mates, I'm a newcomer here, I have an ASUS laptop whose CD player has a hard time reading CDs, at the attempt to fix this issue following an online guide I accidentally deleted from the registry both upper and lower filters, now not only is the DVD player unable to read disks, both the pointer and the keyboard are irremediably stuck! it's the same problem as the following:

this user said to have fixed it but didn't quite explain what he exactly did, my boot sequence is set to start from the CD player but since it has trouble to read disks I'm unable to boot the xp CD, the only working things are USB ports, can anybody help me please? I'm desperate and need the data in my laptop

A:Solved: upper and lower filters deleted, keyboard and mouse frozen help

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i deleted the upper and lower filters aiming to fix a problem...only it made it worse because when i rebooted they didn't reappear.

help would be much appreciated

A:Solved: deleted upper and lower filters and rebooted they didn't return

hi what did not appear?

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I am running excel 2000. is there a way that I can make everything enter into a cell automatically turn to upper case.


A:upper case

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I have a series of Cells that are lower case text. They need to be Upper Case? How do you do that in Excel? (Also UC to LC)



A:Text to Upper Case

Use the UPPER and LOWER functions, e.g.


then copy the results & Edit > Paste Special > Values.

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Iam looking to build a custom button in a tool bar that will allow me to pick a range of cells then click on it and it will make the text upper case. Is this a hard thing to build? Can some one give a some guidance on how to do this or if they know where one exists already that would be better yet.


A:upper case button

Assuming you're talking Excel, ASAP has this --

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Ever since I've linked my MS and Skype account, my email is now always "seen" as [email protected] LIVE.COM.
Even my Windows Phone when I sign in with MS account, it gets recognized as @LIVE.COM at the end.

It's slightly annoying, I've checked all my settings on the web/computer/phone.. Nothing does the trick. I do sign in with lowercase email, but it somehow gets changed to uppercase LIVE.COM on it's own.

Anyone else experienced something like this?

This is a screenshot of switching local account to MS. Note that name before LIVE.COM is in lowercase, and I did sign in with all lower case email.

imgur: the simple image sharer

I've also asked on Microsoft answers webpage, but they have no idea what I'm talking about

I'm using Windows 8.1 Pro x64, and Nokia Lumia 930 (Cyan).

Any kind of tip is greatly appreciated.

Edit: add a space after @ in email to break the link.

A:MS account email always ends up in upper case

Sounds like it's just a simple advertising gimmick, draws more attention to

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I have recently had an issue with my Vista32 affecting Word in Office 2003. The fonts will only type in uppercase regardless of keyboard caplocks being on or off.

I can however highlight the letters typed and change the case through 'format'; it continues as normal from there on in. Any suggestions?

I don't recall installing a program at the time this started, but it is possible.

A:Upper Case locked in Office 2003

Hi Christine

Are you sure it only happens in Word 2003? Just to check, type a few lines in NotePad and WordPad to test. Let us know if you get all caps in those programs as well.

I'm not sure that System Restore will help for this problem, but if you've a recent Restore point that is just prior to the all-capitals trouble, you could try it.

Best of luck
. . . Gary

. . . and . . . Welcome to the Tech Support Forums.

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I would like to double click on any cell from b4 to b100 and it will turn it to upper case as well as double click on any cell from c4 to c100 and make it proper case. Can someone help me out with this)

A:Solved: double click for upper case

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using word in outlook and some fixes do not work.

Sticky keys are disabled and holding both shift buttons simultaneously does not work.

Ideas? using Win Vista.

A:Only upper case letters, but caps lock is off

now its gone as it came....

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Hi All.

I need info on how to change text, input into a form, to upper case and store in it's table(s) as such. I'm thinking I can use the Ucase function, but I haven't been successful.

Thanks to all who can help me!!!

A:Solved: Access 03 - Upper Case Text

Did you solve your last problem you posted?

Do you want all characters in Upper Case or just the first Character as in Names?

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If I have data in excel that needs to be separated into columns that looks like this:18SampleStreetBIGTOWN18SampleLittleStreetLITTLETOWNWith the data wanting to look like:18 Sample Street BIGTOWN18 Sample Little Street LITTLETOWNIs there a way to separate the town which is all in Capitals?ThanksRobynmessage edited by Robyn69

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Im sorry this is in upper case (im not shouting) but my keyboard has suddenly decide to only give upper case letters i cant access anything lower case (like numbers) sticky keys are not on: Caps lock is not stuck: Im open to suggestions: Help: And mouse is selecting whole groups of text not individual items:

A:Solved: Keyboard only giving upper case

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What I first thought would be a simple keyboard problem apparently isn't. When I type the upper case D using the right shift button, I only can get a lower case "d". When using the left shift button, I get nothing but a cursor flash and no letter at all. If I hit the D key again (2nd time) holding down the left shift button, I do finally get the upper case D and as many as I want thereafter.

What I have done so far: Thinking this was a bad keyboard, I purchased a brand new keyboard.......same problem. I then borrowed the keyboard off my wife's computer which is working well.........same problem on my computer. So not likely a keyboard problem. I then uninstalled the keyboard driver and re-installed it THREE TIMES........still same problem. This is an HP Media Center computer with XP Pro so I downloaded the very latest keyboard driver for this keyboard and installed.........still same problem. Of course I rebooted after each install.

I then went to the PC Doctor diagnostic tools and did the keyboard test which puts a keyboard on the screen and as you press each key, it blanks out the key pressed on the screen. All keys work find except for when I go to upper case with either shift button and type the letter D. Instead of just the D going blank on the screen, the C key and the CTRL key go blank also at the very same time. So for some reason my D key is being translated somewhere into a D, C with the CTRL button signal. How can that be?

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A:Upper Case D is acting weird and its not the keyboard

Have you tried a system restore to a time this was not occurring (?)

if you have then although very unlikely have you done any virus scans (?)

hope this helps

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I hope someone can help or explain this problem for me.

I have a DVD I made of my website. The website is constructed with every thing relative to the local system so that it will operate from the DVD.

My XP system has 2 DVD drives. One is a read only (E:) and the other is a R/W drive (F:). The problem is that on the read only drive ALL the directory and file names are in upper case and they are truncated to 8 characters, DOS files? For instance ThisIsanImage.jpg wil be THISISANI.JPG and index.html will be INDEX.HTML.

If I copy the files to my hard drive the result is the same. Of course the html involved will not function with the case of names and directories being changed.

However, if I put the DVD in my R/W drive the directory names and file names are correct and in mixed case with names longer than 8 characters. The website works fro this drive and copies to my hard drive ok. I have never run into this before.

Any one know what's going on. Do I have a setting some where in XP that I don't know about.

Your assistance is most welcome as I want to be able to send this DVD to other people, but I can't be confident that they won't have a problem.


A:Dvd Displays All Upper Case Directories And Files

Open the Device Manager (Start > Run > type "devmgmt.msc"). Locate the DVD drive that's giving you problems, right click on it and select "Uninstall". After it has uninstalled reboot the computer (it will be automatically reinstalled on reboot).

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I have what i hope is a quick/easy question to answer. Whenever i transfer files from a CD-RW disk back to my hard drive, the names convert into upper case. This doesn't happen from the floppy drive or cd-r disks, only cd-rw & only on transfer back to the hard drive, not in transfer to the disk.

I have a HP cd writer (getting fairly old now) with adaptec direct cd software. i'm running windows 98. I DON'T have the "allow all upper case names" option in folder options ticked and it also happened on my old computer and is still happening on my new computer (same cd-writer transfered to the new computer).

Does anyone know how i can stop it happening? i know it's not a huge issue, but i've just bought a new computer (still getting it up & running) & i really don't want a PILE of files all with upper case names if i can avoid it, so really hoping it can be fixed


A:Upper case file names when transfering from CD-RW can i change it?

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Hi, I have been having a problem on and off on my Inspiron 1520. The problem is that when Itunes updates it screws up the CD-DVD drive so it wont read a CD or DVD and I need to go into the registry and delete the filters. Unfortuantly yesterday I attempted to rectify this problems once again and when I went into the registry, there was no upper or lower filters. Microsoft has a program that detects and fixes CD/DVD drive problems and that could not fix it either. Any Help? Im running Windows Vista 32-bit

A:DVD drive trouble with Upper Filter & Lower Filter Registry entries

Are all Windows Updates in, including Vista SP2?


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Using EXCEL, I have a need to copy the cell contents from upper cells in col. A down a few rows in col A. There are various changes in data in col A as you will see below. The periods in the following info are used as placeholders only. B1, A2, A3, A4, etc. are blank. I need a formula because I have 60,000 records in the spreadsheet. Thanks in advance.

Here is how the data looks now.


Here is how I want the data to look

...A ...........B

A:[Excel] Copy And Paste Upper Cell To Lower Cell

With the workbook open press ALT + F11 to bring up the Visual Basic Editor. Once the VB editor opens, click INSERT --> MODULE and paste the code below into the blank module. Close the VB editor and select the first cell in column A containing your data you want to copy down. Click TOOLS --> MACRO --> MACROS and select the macro from the list and run it. This macro will copy all your data except for the last value in column A because without actually seeing your workbook, I have no way knowing which line to stop at. Therefore, the code will end when it reaches the last value in column A.


Public Sub CopyData()

Do Until ActiveCell.Row = Cells(Rows.Count, "A").End(xlUp).Row

ActiveCell.Offset(1, 0).Select

Do Until ActiveCell.Value <> ""
ActiveCell.Offset(1, 0).Select


End Sub


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I dont know how it happened but one day my cd drive was not working. the tray will open fine and it even lights up however it will not read anything. When i go to my computer the drive that usually says (:e) or whatever for it, is missing. Ive been looking online on how to fix this and nothing worked, then i read to delete the upper and lower filters but my lower and upper filters are missing. How can i get them back? I read that deleting them solved the problem for some people

A:cd drive missing from MY COMPUTER. Lower upper filters missing??

It could be a hardware problem ie. seized motor in your drive.

Quick way to test this. Insert a a disc in the tray, make a note of any writing or picture you can see on the disc, push the tray in. Wait for a minute or so, then eject the disc. If the picture/writing is in the same position as when you first put it in, then your drive motor is most likely knackered.

If this is the case, only real fix is a new drive.

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I have been having lots of web pages won't open and other errors and page loading issues. Today as i was waking my computer up and typing in my password, it was keeping my entries as if I had caps on.. I am able to see the actual password as I type it, so I know it wasn't an error on my part.I tried typing with caps on and caps off-same thing .I did this about 4 times and it finally allowed me in
I also have been having issues with connecting to my network at home where the yellow flag on my internet connection shows and I lose my connection, but gain it back in 30 seconds. I keep being told I have a broken cable (I'm on Wifi) or I have a router or access point issue, but then I get back on my wifi in 30 seconds or so, and then am okay for awhile. I have Windows 8, connect wirelessly with AT&T. My nephew installed a hidden network and we have our house network. It says connected unless the yellow flag shows up, then it says limited, but then fixes itself. All these issues happen on Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Whew! I am sure its multiple issues.
It does seem like ever since my nephew set up the additional network and renamed the main house network is when the issues started happening.  I am right next to the router and the modem, so its not a distance or wall preventing me from connecting.
I have previously run several malware programs-Malware Bytes, Viprerescue, ATF cleaner, spybot and my antivirus is AVG. It says I am okay, but still... Read more

A:Malware? As I type my Windows password, the letters stay in upper case

Make sure your "House Network" is set as the first entry in Your Wirless Networks.
As Posted At

Open the command prompt (in the start menu type cmd Click on  "command prompt"
Type  netsh wlan show profiles and Press enter. This will list the wireless networks your computer connects to in order of priority

To Change the priority of a net work type this command (or Paste it)
netsh wlan set profileorder name="WirelessProfileName" interface="InterfaceName" priority=1 
Change WirelessProfileName in the command for the wireless network profile name displayed in step 2 above that you want to change the priority of.
Change InterfaceName in the command for the name of the interface (ex: Wi-Fi) displayed in step 2 above.
Enter the Priority number you want to assign 1 (one) in the command for what priority order number you wanted to have the wireless network profile name listed in.

When the Limited Connectivity Icon shows up are you still able to load a web page? Are you using a local User account or Microsoft Live User account when loggin in?
EightForums.Com instructions to change Wireless Network Priority Instructions
Microsoft Technet for the Commands List

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I start up my computer and after the windows logo loads a message pop ups that says: lsass.exe system error- an invalid parameter was passed to a service or function. I am not sure how to fix this since I can't log into windows in either normal or safe modes. any help to solve this would be greatly appreciated.


A:lsass.exe (lower case L)

If it's "lsass.exe" with a lower case "L", then it is a virus in the Sasser family, most likely. You'll need to scan it with a good antivirus either by using a boot CD with an antivirus on it or take your drive out and hook it up as a secondary drive in another computer. That should get you back up and running. You may have to do a repair installation of Windows after you've scanned it.

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The lower case L on my computer has gone berserk. It will not function correctly in Windows. When struck nothing appears. However, if the caps lock key is activated and the shift key is held down, the lower case L works. The upper case L and all other keys work fine.

This is only true in Windows. Iím running Windows Pro 2000 and in the Windows login screen, lower case Ls can be typed in both the user name and the password fields. As soon as Windows comes up, it stops working.

I have tried three different keyboards, reloaded Windows 2000 and the keyboard software but the key still fails.

I would appreciate any help.

My computer:
AMD Athon Processor
AT/AT Compatible
256 MB RAM
The keyboard is a Microsoft Internet Pro PS2 (Brand New)

A:Lower case L does not type

You say that you have tried different keyboards, and that outside of windows the lower case L works, so the only thing that I could think of (and it's a long shot), is that when Windows has loaded (and any startup programs as well), a process or program has changed the mapping of the lower case L to perform some other function.
Have you tried booting into safe mode? This should stop any non-Windows programs from loading. Give this a try and see what happens. If the L works normally, then you need to see what programs are being loaded (in normal mode), and remove them one at a time (restarting and testing each time).

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When I try to use the lower case B it does not work, only if I use shift and upper case. It must not Be the keyboard or the upper case would not work. Short of reinstalling windows how do I fix it?? In case you are wondering, the word keyBoard I typed with a capital B and the spell checker changed it. I do not have a clue as how to fix this. TIA

A:Lost My Lower Case B

If it's only the one key, I'd still suspect the keyboard, whether it works with shift or not. Is it possible to try another to make sure?

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I am having a strange problem with Windows XP. After I reboot my computer, I will open some programs, and do searches on the internet. I will a type in small letters with no problem. Then, all of a sudden, whenever I attempt to type a lower case letter, the computer will open the My Computer section. This does not happen if I use capital letters. , right now I him having no problem typing small letters, but I will have problems later. I would appreciate any comments.

A:Problem with lower case letters.

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I tried to open an attachment in windows live mail and a small box appeared with a blue i and I can't get it off the middle of my desk top. It's icon is at the lower left and when I left click on it 3 boxes come up and will not close when I click on close all windows. what is this and how do i get rid of it?

A:small box with blue lower case i

Can you take a screenshot of them?

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I just upgraded my 8 year old iiyama monitor for a new Dell monitor with a bigger screen with higher resolution - oh and I have got new spectacles. I had replaced the capacitors twice in the iiyama (having to keep jabbing the "On" button to get the current surge going) as I don't care for these new wide screen type monitors but I had to get updated eventually.

Anway, with my fantastic new monitor, I now notice that on both the Desktop (of Vista) and in Winodws Explorer all the letters "i" and "l" have an almost imperceptible red fringe or hue. How weird is that?

This happens whether I use the VGA or the DVI cable connection.

Amazingly, this issue was raised by wguru and Saga Lout on this forum 18 months ago but it is not clear to me whether anyone ever came up with a solution. The possibility of a virus or registry corruption error was mentioned but I did not understand whether this was ever proven.

I run about 3 virus programs most days and I woudl be devastated if I unknowingly had a virus. It is difficult but not impossible to believe. Having said that, I have occasionally tweaked the Rgeistry e.g. to get rid of "klingons".

I suspect I have had this issue a while but only with the new monitor has it become noticeable.

Any suggestions on what to try next would be appreciated.

As a newbie, first poster, it seems that I am prohibited from sending a PM to wguru or Saga Lout.

A:Solved: Why are lower case letters i and l red fringed ?

check for updated video drivers and reinstall them
in the device manager uninstall the video card
reboot tapping f8 and choose low resolution mode
when windows finishes rebooting
disable a/virus
install your drivers
reboot the computer

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Hi I changed all lower case of "city" to Uppercase "CITY" USING Find and Replace. But when I tried to change the same "CITY" to "city" it didn't work. However I did get the message we have made 12 replacements but not even one "CITY" was changed to "city." When I tried to replace "CITY" with another word in lowercase, it replaced the different word but in Uppercase. Please help this novice in word. Thank you.

A:How to change words in Uppercase to lower case

Hello Mike, thanks for your reply. No I am not using Excel but Ms Word 2016. I think I found the solution to my problem. Find and Replace is case sensitive. Therefore to change Uppercase words to lowercase one has to go to "more" option and check the box "Match Case." I did that and I was able to change all "CITY" to "city" using Find and Replace.I hope this may be helpful to someone. If anyone has other solutions to this problem please do post it.Your novice in MS Word

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Iam Using, ASPIRE E 15, E5-571-31HF, i purchased from india, and upgraded windows 10, now my caps lock is not working for lower case letters, but if press SHIFT key, going on LOWER CASE, it is very problem for my office work, any one know solutions for this issue ?

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Iam Using, ASPIRE E 15, E5-571-31HF, i purchased from india, and upgraded windows 10, now my caps lock is not working for lower case letters, but if press SHIFT key, going on LOWER CASE, it is very problem for my office work, any one know solutions for this issue ?

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Due to age limited facilities I regularly post CAPS.. marvel at features now available for umpteen retro changes and languages but not it seems merely correction of this? so I understand.. If so? shows how limited technology actually is! AND who would not want updates by email?

A:rELACING Accident post CAPITALS With lower case

On the "Age" thing, don't even go there we have members in their 90's who get shot down in flames for calling the "Age" Card. I'm just 71 and, more than likely, there's a 17 year old reading this.
Unfortunately, in this Forum, once you've hit the "Post" button. That's what you've get, unless you grovel to FE and he makes the change with his Silver Mouse. But don't press your luck, he might weaken the once, but is unlikely to weaken a second time!
The technology is available but using it makes for sloppy composition and allows people to Post one thing and then change it, after others have replied, which might make them look stupid, which few of us admit too. Amateur - Yes, Enthusiasts - Yes, but Stupid - No. Unless you think that trying to help some damn-fool whose just done something unfortunate, is stupid.

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Every time I launch Earthlink Taskpanel it changes in my home page addr to

Prior to launch I check it via 'ctrl panel', 'internet options' and it is as I want.

NOTE: in anticipation of soon installing Trend Micro Internet 2008, I uninstalled WebRoot Spysweeper days ago, but this particular problem has existed for months. I currently have only KAV7 installed and running.

As I type Trend micro 'HouseCall' is running.

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My employer is planning to change the much costlier Lotus Notes email environment to a better and more cost-effective email platform of MS Outlook.

Now, if he transfers the data of all employees from Notes to Outlook, will it create the same cost issue for him or it can be done at a low price?

If anybody knows the solution then pls let me know i'll be very thankful to him....

A:Need help to switch from Lotus Notes environment..

I just did the exact OPPOSITE transition, so I might be able to be of some assistance if you run into snags along the way...

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I have an HP Envy Touchsmart 17 inch laptop.  The primary problem is the left notebook screen hinge has broken loose at lower case mount. This caused the left side to separate from the upper and lower case. 

A:Left notebook screen hinge has broken loose at lower case mo...



I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details).

If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, you can learn about that here.

Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.

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Hello, my name is Robert. I was working on the computer late last night, rather this morning and it crashed and took all my documents, music & notes(.txt). I have tried cleaning with AVG and IObit. I have tried system restore but it won't restore to previous dates. A gray window opens up but I can't read it, it closes so fast. I have the system restore under System Properties set to the Max. 12% (9149 MB). I have done a DDS report and have attached it below. Yet I have held off from doing a Combo fix unless someone ask for it. Also under the virus vault for AVG 2011 it showed this: ALLUSERS\APPLICATION DATA\14147364.EXE. I don't know what that means or if that helps you at all.I have closed AVG now and only have Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, IObit Advanced System Care v4.0.1 Free & Smart Defrag 2 now on my system.My Operating System is:Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version2002 Service Pack 3Dell Dimension 4600 Intel? Pentium 4 CPU 3.00Ghz 1.96 GB of RamI've tried to run GMER Log twice but computer crashes before it finishes.Any help from you experts would be greatly appreciated. Thank You!!!Sincerely frustrated user Robert.Hello, my name is Robert. I was working on the computer late last night, rather this morning and it crashed and took all my documents, music & notes(.txt). I have tried cleaning with AVG and IObit. I have tried system restore but it won't restore to previous dates. A gray window opens up but I can&... Read more

A:Lost all documents, music &.txt notes

My problem is solved now.

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running win xp pro, recently, when ever i hit an upper case "p", media player starts. i can be in any program, doesn't matter... and there is NOT a shortcut setup for it... if i look at properties, shortcuts, it says "none"

any ideas would be great as this is very annoying. i had this happen about a year ago, and it just stopped one day... now it's at it again

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Now, this doesn't happen every day, but every few days it just doesn't go away. Groove just keeps skipping forward songs impossibly fast, where their names just blink across the play bar faster than I can click. It leaves me unable to do anything on Groove,
and as well as on Sticky Notes. It looks like something just keeps hitting the Tab key, since a little selector box rapidly flashes across the new note, menu, and trash selections, as well as the written area. I have tried unplugging my keyboard, unplugging
my mouse, but the issue still persists. Normally a shut down will solve it, but I really don't think this is something that should just be happening and it would be great if I could find a solution. It is difficult to word this issue, and I haven't been able
to find anyone online who has had the same problem.

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I'm trying to do a fresh install of windows 7; just formatted Vista off of a hp media center pc which had a gnarly virus in it.

All seemed to be going well until about halfway through, the install completely froze. After shutting down the machine and putting the disk back in to start over, I noticed that when the customary "press any key to boot" message appears, it looks just like I wrote the subject line. Alternating between CAPS and lowercase, and instead of an ellipse (...) it shows three music notes.

I'm not sure if it did it the first time I tried to do the install, but now if I try again it will freeze randomly and seems to be going much slower than it should be.

Any ideas what in the world that UppERcaSE LowERcAsE business is about?

A:[SOLVED] PrEsS AnY KeY tO BooT FrOM CD (insert music notes)

Hey. It sounds to me like that hard drive still has remnants of the malware you've had. The drive should be low level formatted with special software usually available from the manufacturer. This is much different than a normal format. It will put the drive as close back to factory condition as an end user could possibly make it. Then you'll be alright to proceed installing Windows 7 on it. Good luck! And let us know how it goes or if you need anything else.

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If I have windows 2003 server set up as DNS server & DHCP server, do I need a router or is just a switch okay?

A:In this case, is Just a switch okay?

Again, see my answer in your other thread.

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I am connecting a new MB to my old case Switch & LEDs
the Blk & Wht wires go to the PWR-BT pins
the Grn & Blu wires go to the PWR LED and
the Yel & Brn wires go to the HDD LED
The original connections for the LEDs are not marked + or -
however the pins on the New MB are... the only indication on the old board is GRN /YEL (but not actually where these pins are) would that mean that the Grn & Yel leads are positive (+)? would anything drastic happen if I hook the LEDs up backwards? (so far I just have the power on/off connected)

see previous post for added details:

A:Case Switch connectors

It shouldn't hurt anything to hook the led's up backwards, they just won't lite up. So if they don't work you can reverse them.

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Hello everyone, I'm here today because a couple of days ago my computer would no longer boot up, as in it just would not power up. It's funny because one day I shut my computer off for the night and then when I tried to turn it on the next morning it simply would not power on.

After reading various guides and forum posts on various websites I learned a few ways in which you could test to see if it was either the PSU, Motherboard or case switch that may be causing the problem. Now, I have already successfully tested the PSU by jumping the 14th pin (green wire) and one of the ground pins (black wire) on the 24 pin connector. After I flipped the PSU switch my case fan started to spin letting me know my PSU wasn't the problem.

So, my question now is how do I test to see if my case switch is causing the problem? My computer expertise is on an average level and I'm not sure whether my case switch connects directly to the PSU or via the mother board, although I'm assuming it connects to the mother board as my PC is a 2 year old Alienware rig.

Any ideas?


A:Assistance jumping case switch


There should be a wiring loom running from the front of the pc to the board, do a google on the motherboard and find out which connector is the power switch, it's usually next to the reset. speaker, HDD led and power led pins, once found short it out and if the mobo starts up its the case switch if not the mobo is dead.


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Can someone refer me to an online site that definately carries the power switch to mobo connector? I've searched and searched with no luck. Thanks

A:Can't find power switch for case

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I have a K450e Desktop (ideacentre) and I want to upgrade my computer i searched up the form factor for this mother board and it seems that it is compatable with the NZXT S340. I will also be upgrading my computer adding an SSD, new power supply, and upgrading to a GTX 1070. I was wondering if there will be anything getting in my way from upgrading and switching cases thank you.  Current Specs:i5-4460GT 7301TB storageWindows 108 GB of Ram 

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PC 1 Problem:
Hi, I recently built a new PC for a family member, but I have one problem the old motherboard fried due to a power surge, couple of days back I refitted a new motherboard but am having problems with the Case Power Switch I know where is goes on the motherboard but not which way, I know which is plus and minus on the motherboard but can identify which is which on the wire, at the back of the wire it has a small arrow on one side and nothing on the other. (Normally I have a sheet which identifies the plus and minus that come with the case.)

PC 2 Problem:
On another PC which I have built for someone else I could smell burning and I can't identify what is wrong I have built a few PC's but first time this has happened could it just be because its a new motherboard.

Thanks in Advance!

A:PC Case Power Switch & Burning smell

Case power switches, reset switches have no polarity needs. Plug them in anyway you want. Burning smells coming from computers is never a "normal" or good thing

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This is for an Antec case, where the inner, plastic coil on-off switch has come loose. The plastic pin retaining the flat, spiral coil on a side has broke (poor design, which is surprising for this make). The marginal mini pin snapped == case front is practically trashed. And if case front is no longer available, of course all components must be moved to fit inside another new separate case.

So looking for the best glue I can find to secure it back.

I hessitate to shoot glue, since every time the switch is depressed from the outside, finger pressure will be applied.

Anyway, what would be the best high strength glue for bonding plastic-on-plastic?
Is the glue gun better?

(notice that certain glues write out certain types of plastics under their recommended applications)

A:plastic pc case switch broke - looking for best glue

It is difficult to recommend a glue for this purpose for several reasons; but, my experience with vulcanizing plastics goes back over 50 years when I was assembling plastic model cars and I learned the difference between vulcanizing glues and what I would call surface glues.

Plumbers' glue for plastic pipes vulcanizes the plastic, meaning that it melts the plastic on the opposing surfaces and bonds them together with a chemical reaction. If done properly, the glued joint can be stronger than the rest of the object.

Read the label and apply the instructions as well as can be done for such dissimilar surfaces.

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Hi guys

got myself a silverstone ML02 case, Fatality F-i90HD mobo, quad core 6600 and 4 gig of ram. Problem is, it won't switch on!

I *think* i have connected it up correctly, the on-board red led lights up to tell me its got power, the front LCD screen lights up (everything showing). Problem is, when I actually try to turn it on, nothing happens. I tried also using the remote to turn it on with no luck. No fans spin up, no beeping, nothing....

The power cable appears to be an orange and white cable - which i've tried both ways round.

Any ideas?

A:Fatality f-i90hd won't switch on (Silverstone case)

By power cable I hope you just mean the small wires that go from the case to the MB. Are you sure it is on the right MB pins? They can be hard to read.

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I have a K450e Desktop (ideacentre) and I want to upgrade my computer i searched up the form factor for this mother board and it seems that it is compatable with the NZXT S340. I will also be upgrading my computer adding an SSD, new power supply, and upgrading to a GTX 1070. I was wondering if there will be anything getting in my way from upgrading and switching cases thank you. 
Current Specs:
GT 730
1TB storage
Windows 10
8 GB of Ram 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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Hey guys,

I was organzing my mp3's into folders. I did it by band name then album name, I have a folder named Industrial Music A-M which is where I put all the A-M bands. So I got them all organized and I cut the folders and pasted them in there. Some of them were duplicates so I said no to not overwrite them. Everything seems dandy. I go to check on them and only some showed up(A's, B's and C's), AHHHH! Then I look further down the list, every folder that I had in there previously from letters D-M(including all the ones I have just pasteD) have also dissapeared. I don't know where they went, they didn't go into another folder or anything. My harddrive hasn't lost space so they haven't been deleted. Now when I go into the folder my computer lags and sometimes freezes up. So the solution to freezing is just simply restart my computer but once I restart it, it gets to the screen with Windows displayed on it and it has the 3 or 4 squares running across and then my computer restarts itself and this can go in for 5 6 sometimes 7 times before it actually starts up. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP! Any required information that could help just please let me know if I have forgotten it.

CPU : 1.7ghz
GC : Radeon 9200 PCI
SC : Onboard intel crap
HD : 80g internal, 200g external(this is where the files are stored on the 200g one)
Memory : 1022mb

A:The case of the missing music

Sounds like your HDD is on the brink of collapse!

Once you finally boot into Windows (Safe mode even), have you tried searching your HDD for *.mp3 or *.wma or whatever?
If your HDD is still showing the original disk size then chances are they are somewhere. Possibly written to bad sectors though.

You haven't enable System Restore have you? If so, roll back to a day you know everything was fine. If not ... remember it when you re-build next time!

Good luck! :grinthumb

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I just purchased a computer and am building it myself. Finished putting it all together yesterday, plugged it in, the LED on the Mobo turned on aswell as a blue LED on the case, however, when I go to turn the computer on...nothing. It won't even start a boot sequence, nothing. I know the mobo is getting power, and I know the pins are working as my blue LED is plugged in where the Power SW and the Reset SW plug in aswell. Need a little help, not sure if the Power SW is plugged in wrong or what, but I currently have it plugged in like so I:::I:::I from left to right starting with the HDD LED then the Power SW then the Reset SW. Any help would be appreciated, as I'm lost.

A:Power switch help, ASUS M2N-E and Antec Nine Hundred Case

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Happy Holidays Everyone! A friend of mine just converted a record album to a CD for me. The sound is great but after one song has played it won't go to the next track unless I manually forward it by the remote. After playing track one, for example, it will just go silent until I manually switch to track two. After track one has played, even though there is just silence the display counter is still working and moving forward.

Unfortunately, my friend has now left town for the holidays so I can't ask him what program he used. I'd sure appreciate any help as this is going to be a Christmas present (a late one it looks like).

I checked all the individual song files and they all look the same. "Read only" is not checked. Would that do the trick?

Thank you.

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I can't switch my iPod music from old to new comp. None of my music is from iTunes.

A few downloads, I thought I had got on to a data disc from old comp. Titles and artwork appeared on my iTunes list of tunes, but I click to play and get the message:

"The song 'The Final Countdown' could not be used because the original file could not be found. Would you like to locate it?"

I click to locate but try as I might, click on this and that, I can't find any trace of my music.

Also, with a bit of patience I could put the music from the CDs here on to iTunes but haven't been able to do it from old comp to new so far.

A:New Windows7, can't switch my iPod music

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About 1-2 weeks ago, I had 15GB of space left on my SSD that is solely committed to OS and drivers. Today, I have 2.9GB left. I have downloaded nothing, and I have changed nothing. What is going on? Any programs to help me take a closer look at why my SSD space is disappearing? I've had this OS for 2 months now and it wasn't a problem until recently.

SpaceSniffer Details:


C:\ [35.2Gb]
[ 6.3Gb] hiberfil.sys
[ 4.3Gb] pagefile.sys
[ 256Mb] swapfile.sys
[ 392Kb] bootmgr
C:\Windows [18.7Gb]
[ 2.2Mb] explorer.exe
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[ 864Kb] HelpPane.exe
[ 544Kb] WindowsUpdate.log
[ 312Kb] WMSysPr9.prx
[ 240Kb] notepad.exe
[ 156Kb] regedit.exe
[ 124Kb] splwow64.exe
[ 76Kb] bfsvc.exe
[ 68Kb] bootstat.dat
[ 56Kb] mvtcpui.ini
[ 52Kb] twain_32.dll
[ 44Kb] mib.bin
[ 44Kb] avastSS.scr
[ 32Kb] Starter.xml
[ 32Kb] Professional.xml
[ 20Kb] hh.exe
[ 12Kb] write.exe
[ 12Kb] winhlp32.exe
[ 4Kb] WindowsShell.Manifest
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[ 4Kb] system.ini
C:\Windows\WinSxS [10.2Gb]
[ 4Kb] poqexec.log
C:\Windows\WinSxS\Backup [385.2Mb]
[ 20.5Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-f..type-microsoftyahei_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16384_none_939ce994b9dd8090_msyh.ttc_e9e03d20
[ 20.3Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-f..e-microsoftjhenghei_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16384_none_be0a5fe769d9282a_msjh.ttc_ea675e59
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A:Hard drive just keeps running lower and lower on space

I don't know if you have tried Disk Cleanup or not.
It's worth a try.

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A game i was playing's website got infected with some type of malware, and ever since that happened and i was on it, I've been getting popup ads in the lower left and the lower right corners of my screen, no sound or anything. Occasionally i get redirects as well. I ran a malwarebytes quick and full scan and got nothing, a Microsoft security essentials scan and got nothing, and a adwcleaner scan and got nothing. I saw some other people had this problem, even on this website but they used combofix, which i'm not suppose to use unless told to. So yeah, hope you guys can help :3. 'Quick edit, the ads were from ad.yieldmanager, and ad.xtendmedia, if it matters.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16457 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.7.2
Run by Matthew at 23:48:09 on 2013-02-03
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.12286.9563 [GMT -5:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {B140BF4E-23BB-4198-90AB-A51A4C60A69C}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {0A215EAA-0581-4E16-AA1B-9E6837E7EC21}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
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A:Popups in lower left and lower right corners

Hello Vashal , Welcome to Bleeping Computer.
My name is fireman4it and I will be helping you with your Malware problem.

Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:
Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools.
If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing.
Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean".
In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Watch Topic.I suggest you click it and select Immediate E-Mail notification and click on Proceed. This way you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.

Finally, please reply using the ADD REPLY button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply, unless they do not fit into the post.
I will be analyzing your log. I will get back to you with instructions.1.Do you have a Usb Flash Drive you can use?2.Is this happening in every browser or just one of them? Firefox? Internet Explorer? Google Chrome?3.Download RogueKiller on the desktop Close all the running processesUnder Vista/Seven, right click -> Run as AdministratorOtherwise just double-click on RogueKille... Read more

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Sticky Notes Taskbar Hider allows you to recover that lost taskbar space used by the awesome Windows 7 Sticky Notes feature.

With complete functionality like launching on system startup, hotkeys, along with the super easy usability Sticky Notes Taskbar Hider can make your use of Sticky Notes a hell of a lot easier.

Sticky Notes Taskbar Hider allows you to easily from hotkeys, or via the system tray icon, show or hide the Sticky Notes item from the taskbar. Other hotkeys allow you to launch Sticky Notes and also bring Sticky Notes to focus.


How much does it cost?
Sticky Notes Taskbar Hider is free for download and use and does not cost a single cent. Although, a donation is greatly appreciated and will help continute future development.

My Sticky Notes arent hiding!
If the Sticky Notes taskbar button is not hiding or isn't re-appearing in the taskbar, then you may need to click the button from the menu 'Bring Notes to Focus'. If this still does not work, then you may need to restart Sticky Notes Taskbar Hider by clicking 'Close SNTH'.

I can't find the tray icon for SNTH!
The tray icon for Sticky Notes Taskbar Hider is the squares in front of eachother . If this is not in the main tray area then you may need to click the arrow to show hidden icons.
If you still cannot find the icon then SNTH may not be running.

SNTH is crashing!
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A:Sticky Notes Taskbar Hider - Send Notes to Tray!

I keep one on my desktop at all times with To-Do list. Love how it expands as I type more items. I have room on the taskbar for now, but will bookmark this for later when my taskbar fills up since I really don't need it there.

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Hi, do you guys know of any Linux utility -or Windows- that is good for letting me jot down notes --simple ones, just a few words, no more than say 50-- but then later on allow me to search through all my notes for certain keywords? I know it sounds like a job for a mini database or a spreadsheet but I don't want to load a huge program for such a simple task. I'd like something lean and fast that has only those functions: New note, Edit note, Search in notes.

I would thereafter -when I have more time- organize and export my notes to a proper database or spreadsheet.

BTW, I'm using Kontact on FedoraCore6 right now, so it'd be beautiful if the proposed utility is compatible with Kontact.


A:Any utility to write notes and search in notes?

See if you can get hold of an old copy of ACT - anything before ACT2000. This would work as it can run as a TSR and also has a keyword search facility.

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I've been having popups in the lower left and right of my pc.  I ran malwarebytes and the popups still persist.  I thought I needed to remove the 5 things that it quaranitned so I did as was still getting these things.  Now the internet explorer screens look different.  mostly white.  It is hiding areas that can be clicked but I knwo they are there because the pointer goes from an arrow to the hand when I acroll over.  the worst thing is that the popups are still there.  Not sure where to go or what to do. Your site helped me on another issue I had in the past.  Oh I tried system restore and it didnt help the screen..I think the only system restore point was after all the above.
thanksMod Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to a more appropriate forum. ~bloopie

A:malwarebytes,speed test popup in lower left, and another popup in lower right of

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Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run
If threats are detected select Skip for all of them unless I instruct you otherwise
Click Continue
Click Reboot computer
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Double-click on Rkill. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
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Heya Guys.

Quick question for you. Had this laptop for about 4 years now, and it's still running great and able to do anything i need it too.

However i've noticed that now and then, it'll severely lag up for a week or 2, then after this period it'll be running fine. It'll run fine for a months or so, and suddenly lag again. I have no idea what causes it :S

I've ran virus scans (i have Mcafee) and made sure no background applications are running.

The only other thing that confuses me is the Laptop LED display bar (i don't know the technical name for the symbols) but the one that lights up when the laptop is using alot of it's CPU doesn't light up that often. I've check the power management, and it's still set to high performance.

Any tips/ideas greatly appreciated.

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Commercial leases are always written so that expiration ends the day before the beginning of the original commencement. For example a 10 year lease would be expressed 1/1/2000-12/31/2009. I need to add 1 day to the excel formula [=DATEDIF(REF,REF,"y")]. Can anyone help?

A:Computing mos./yrs. between periods

The days have a numeric value of 1

If you add a numeric 1 to the date (A1+1) where A1 has the date you wish to increment by a day, it should work correctly

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Recently I bought a Topcom Powerlan 200 85 mbps, (The one which works through the plug connection.)
It worked for the first minutesm but after that my conection went off for about a minute, then it went on again, this process kept repeating itself.

Does anyone know what to do against it?

Thanks Already

A:Connection goes on/off in periods

Are you a friend of Johnwill He does not rate powerline ethernet adapters. I have not had experience of the manufacturer you are using.

I have used Homeplug in the UK for 2+ years. In the USA The Netgear HDX101?

Try a different mains/power socket at both ends.

Is the electrical wiring old in your house?

Dare I say it.....Is wireless an option?

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I have a Dell Optiplex GX270. When I press the power button, the power button light turns amber, I hear some fans spinning, and the CD drive spinning. However, it never gets to the boot screen (or any screen). If I open the case and press the power button, however, the power button turns green and the computer works fine (loads all the way up and functions like normal). If I close the case after it has started, it continues to run fine. I'm guessing / hoping it's not the mother board or power supply that has directly gone bad... but maybe there is a connection or something? that changes from when it's closed to when it's open. I've heard of something like... the motherboard is shorting out by touching the case... but I'm not really sure where to look for that / how. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!

A:Solved: Computer boots fine when case is open, but won't boot when case is closed.

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I have an Acer Aspire X1700 (Details
It's about 2 1/2 years old now. Came with Windows Vista, I upgraded it to Windows 7. Also has a newer video card than what came with it.

Anyway, The PSU fan is getting really obnoxious, it gets really loud (more or less like a lawn mower). I have taken the thing apart and have tried every suggestion given to quiet it down, which it does for a whole week or two. This is a small form factor PC, so to even take the power supply out you have to basically take out everything else just to get to it. I have looked for replacements but they are very obsolete. It's only 220W anyway, so i'd like something a little more powerful.

What I want to do is get a larger case that I can use the same hardware is (motherboard, drives, etc) and purchase a larger power supply for that case. 220W really limits the PC. The small case holds a lot of heat even with all fans cleaned and working properly. Even just taking a CD/DVD out that was in it is very hot. I want a case with better airflow than this one.
I really am not sure what kind of case to get that will meet my needs. I don't want anything really fancy. If possible I'd like to get it off

Any suggestions would be great.

A:Solved: Replacing Small Form Factor Case with bigger case / new PSU

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HiThanks in advanceSorry for all the pokerrooms i haveLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 13:24:02, on 23/04/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 SP2 (7.00.5730.0011)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\AusLogics Visual Styler\themehelpersvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Virgin Broadband\PCguard\fws.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Command Software\dvpapi.exeC:\Program Files\Betting Assistant Beta\AUClient.exeC:\WINDOWS\runservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\tcpsvcs.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\Program Files\Virgin Broadband\PCguard\Rps.exeC:\Program Files\Virgin Broadband\advisor\Broadbandadvisor.exeC:\WIND... Read more

A:Internet goes down for extended periods

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the resul... Read more

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I'm experienceing LONG periods of CPU usage at 100%

Not sure what info is required, Here's a Hijackthis report during a hang:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:09:22 PM, on 11/1/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic Professional 6\IoloSGCtrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
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A:Solved: CPU at 100% for long periods

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My pc has been stalling recently for anything from 5 to 20 sec at a time before continuing as normal.
If I invoke Task Mgr (& resource monitor) while it is stalled they do not show any processes hogging the CPU or HDD etc. The PC is just not responding at all - a hardware fault?

I have done every test I can think of including a clean install of Win7x64 and low-level scans of my HDD's. All results were good except for the odd result I got HDTune.

Can anyone enlighten me as to what this result means?

A:PC stalling for short periods

Depending on how you did the "clean" install - and what programs you've installed - this could be a hardware issue.

Please provide the info from this report: SF Diagnostic Tool

It appears (to me) that the system is accessing the hard drive for some reason.
Try this way of using Task Manager:

Task Manager:
Also, you can monitor the system for excessive resource consumption. To do this, open up Task Manager by right clicking on the Task Bar.
Then select the Processes tab.
Then select the "Show processes from all users" button (in the lower left)
Then select the View menu item, then select "Select columns"
In the Select columns window, place checkmarks next to I/O Reads and I/O Other.
Click OK to accept the changes.
Resize the Task Manager window so you can see the most of the columns.
Wait for the system to freeze.
Look at all of the columns to see if there's anything that looks excessively high - if so, let us know the Image name of the process.
FWIW - System Idle Process is supposed to have high CPU readings - anything else with high CPU readings is an issue.

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my computer will randomly crash and display BSOD. Generally, this will come in periods. As in, I get a lot of crashes during a short period of time and then it can be calm for sometimes even several days. This has been going on for as long as I can remember and I did seek help on the microsoft forums a while back. They were however unable to solve the problem there.
Due to keeping track of which dump files I already supplies to them, I deleted the old ones after every upload there as more crashes kept happening. Because of this, not all dump files from every crash this computer ever had will be provided with the attachment and if this huge amount I'm still providing you with is still insufficient, I can try to find the microsoft forum thread to recover the old dump files.

The actual error message on the BSOD's has been varying a lot.

A:Periods of random BSOD

Error messages on the BSOD include irql not less or equal, bad pool header, memory manager and page fault in nonpaged area.

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I have a Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit system that's been exhibiting periods of unusual slowness for the hardware I have.

It's a gaming system with an i7 quad-core processor and 6GB of tri-channel memory, which I also use for email, Internet, etc.

It was lightning fast when purchased two years ago but has slowed very gradually and now has noticeable slow episodes from time to time,

not just at boot but when using the Internet, retrieving email, processing documents, using Windows Explorer, etc.

I did thorough virus scans, disk cleanup and defrag, but it still hesitates a bit here and there. I suspect malware of some kind. I manually control

some startup services so I don't think I have that bogging the system. Can someone help me find out if something rotten has crept in?

Thanks, Gary

A:Periods of Noticeable Slowness

Hello Gary,lets look.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it. Checkmark the following checkboxes: Flush DNS Report IE Proxy Settings Reset IE Proxy Settings Report FF Proxy Settings Reset FF Proxy Settings List content of Hosts List IP configuration List Winsock Entries List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Run RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

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Link 4

Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next replyDo not reboot your computer after running rkill as the malware programs will start again. Or if rebooting is required run it again.If... Read more

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My computer was working fine up until two months ago, when it became slow and unresponsive. NOw every second there is a brief period where nothing happens and sound cuts out. I primarily use this computer for surfing the web and watching videos, dvds etc and the problem has made it harder to do so. I suspect there might be a problem with the video card but it may be windows as well, if the post has to be moved to the video card section that's fine. When i tried to update the drivers for the video card it worked for a brief period before returning to this general lag state. Please help me fix my comp, it still has to last for another year...

i've also noticed that in the task manager a process called system idle process seem to take up 98% of my cpu's resources, if IE7 isn't doing so.

A:Windows is Slow and Has Lag Periods please help

Have you cleaned the inside of your pc with can of compressed air for pc's lately?

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User Boopme sent me here from the "Am I Infected" forum to post my DDS and GMER Logs. Topic referenced is here: ~ OB I ran other diagnostics there and they didn't find any problems. Note: I'm having some severe health problems and they affect my ability to think clearly but I'll do my best to follow the directions. I don't know what I should have specified as the Topic Title. Please try to be patient. I'm doing my best at jumping between several browser windows and collecting the required information.The DDS.txt info follows. The Attach.txt file is attached. I was asked to run GMER on my 64-bit Win 7 system. The directions said to tick every checkbox except IAT/EAT, Drives/Partition other than Systemdrive, and Show All. Unfortunately, the only clickable checkboxes were: Services, Registry, and Files. The rest were grayed-out. I ran GMER with these options and it did not report any problems, so there is no rootkit scan report to attach to this post. My system still has times when it seems slower than normal, but maybe it isn't caused by malware. I do have another symptom - one that happened much more recently than the slowdown - of a false MSE Alert, but maybe you want to deal with that separately..DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64 Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421Run by Gary at 12:29:56 on 2012-08-11Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.6135.4458 [GM... Read more

A:Periods of Noticeable Slowness

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Ok, now I have a new build that has All new parts, brand new case and everything, it works fine when it's partially screwwed in or outside the case, but once I put everything else in (pci devices) it doesn't turn on? What could be the problem?

A:HELP!! The new build that worked fine out the case doesn't work in the case!

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Howdy, as the title says I've been getting blue screens during peak loading and off peak loading of both CPU and GPU usage. Temperature levels are reading normal (~34C for CPU/MOBO and ~45C for GPU during peak). Fresh install of Windows was done not long ago due to the increasing events of BSOD after upgrading graphics card and RAM. Graphics card was replaced due to a faulty fan which was thought to be the initial culprit, however since it was increasing in frequency. It became to the point of once every 2 hours so Windows 7 fresh install was done.

Since installation it has been running smoothly until tonight, where it has BSOD twice within 5 hours with similar or same messages as previously recorded. First time posting here so please let me know if I have missed a step out.

Have read previous posts and followed steps as seen so will be unable to determine if working as intended or errors still occurring. However as a safety I am attempting to give all information I can in regard to the issue. If I missed something I do apologise.

- OS: Windows 7 Professional SP1, 6.1, build: 7601
- x64
- Full retail version
- Motherboard and CPU: 22 days, Graphics Card and RAM: 31 weeks, Primary HDD: ~1 year, DVD Drive, Secondary and Tertiary Hard Disk Drive, and Power Supply: ~2 years
- Reinstalled OS with a fresh format on drive. 13 days since installation.

- Hardware: All Series, ASUS, ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., H97-PLUS
- CPU: GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4460 CPU @ 3.2... Read more

A:BSOD During both high and low usage periods

Extra things I failed to note and I apologise for not doing so initially:
MSI Afterburner Software and AMD Catalyst Control software is not installed. The driver however is the AMD 14-4 build.
All hard drives are Seagate Barracudas and SATA of varying sizes (no SSD).
Peak usage gaming is 4 EVE accounts on Medium/High settings and anti-aliasing off while playing.
Most previous BSODs occurred whilst web browsing or data logging for stellar tracking.
There have been increased instances of a "checkerboard effect" on limited parts of the screen. It mostly occurs on software running on my second monitor (Samsung S27C570H).

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Hey there!

I'm getting random BSOD's on Windows 8.1 that usually occur with an error of MEMORY_MANAGEMENT however I just had another one which resulted in Kernel Security Check Failure.

I have no idea what's causing this at all D:

Any help would be appreciated.

A:BSOD After Random Periods of Time

If you're using a disk cleaner (such as CCleaner), please stop while we're troubleshooting.

Only 35 Windows Updates installed. Most systems have 1=60 or more. Please visit Windows Update and get ALL available updates (it may take several trips to get them all).

Don't worry about the specific number, it's just important that you have checked and installed any updates that were available.

This device is disabled. Is this deliberate? If so, why?

Realtek RTL8192CE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8178&SUBSYS_76227392&REV_01\4&355A308D&0&00E1 This device is disabled.

If not needed, please uninstall the software for the device and physically remove it from your system (if possible) - or disable it in the BIOS/UEFI.

If it is needed, then please update the drivers to the latest, Win8.1 compatible version. Then feel free to disable it once the system has been stabilized.

MSI Afterburner (along with Riva Tuner and EVGA Precision) are known to cause BSOD's in some Windows systems (it's driver is usually RTCore64.sys). Please un-install them immediately!

If you're overclocking, please stop the overclock while we're troubleshooting. Feel free to resume the overclock once the system has been stabilized.

If you are using USB audio, please uninstall it and physically remove the device from your system in order to test if that is the cause fo the BSOD's

Beyond this, as there was only 1 memory dump ... Read more

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As well as I remember, the first one said that I was trying to use something too old to run on my system. After that things were fine for a few days, then it occurred again for no apparent reason. Repetitions have been occurring more and more frequently during all different sorts of applications, sometimes with no application running ... . The bsod message (which goes by faster than I can read it before restart begins) is different each time . This morning the system crashed again as soon as I brought up Firefox. I restarted in safe mode with networking and it crashed again. I restarted in normal Windows mode and it has stayed up for four hours without any problem. This is the usual scenario. sigh. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Muchas gracias, granny v

A:repeated bsods with rest periods

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Hi guys, I'll keep this one short and let the files talk for me, but I've been getting BSOD's at random intervals. Here are the dump files:


-edited with new ones-

A:BSOD After random time periods

We need more information to analyze your logs, they are incomplete. Follow Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions, let the tool run until it has completely finished and then upload the new logs.

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