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Can't update AVG anymore, cmd and regedit don't work anymore, ...

Q: Can't update AVG anymore, cmd and regedit don't work anymore, ...

Hi everyone,A few days ago, I suddenly couldn't update AVG anymore. It always gives me an error, telling me the connection with the server failed. I also noticed that I can't connect Limewire (P2P program) anymore and opening movie streams in Windows Media Player doesn't work anymore either.I searched some forums for a solution and I found someone with a similar problem, who also told he couldn't execute the "cmd" and "regedit" commands anymore. I tried it on my own computer and I can't run those things anymore either. When I try executing them, the explorer goes all weird and shuffles the program bars on the task bar.I've manually downloaded the latest updates for AVG, installed them and did a full scan, that didn't find a thing. I also ran AdAware, which said I had some malware, which I removed with it. Then I also ran Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, which found some more malware, so I removed it, rebooted my pc, but the problems still exist...I'm hoping someone can help me with this problem, because it's really anoying...Here's my HijackThis log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 20:37:26, on 11/05/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exeC:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exec:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exeC:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXEC:\WINDOWS\explorer.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://breedband.telenet.beR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://breedband.telenet.beR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://breedband.telenet.beR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Telenet InternetR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride =;;;;localhost;<local>R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName = KoppelingenO2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dllO2 - BHO: ClickCatcher MSIE handler - {16664845-0E00-11D2-8059-000000000000} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\ReGet Shared\Catcher.dllO2 - BHO: IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgssie.dllO2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - (no file)O2 - BHO: Microsoft Web Test Recorder Helper - {62355041-605D-4469-84FD-5D66ED67A7E3} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE\PrivateAssemblies\Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.RecorderBarBHO.dllO2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dllO2 - BHO: Windows Live Aanmelden - Help - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dllO2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Conversion Toolbar Helper - {AE7CD045-E861-484f-8273-0445EE161910} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dllO2 - BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dllO2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dllO3 - Toolbar: Adobe PDF - {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dllO3 - Toolbar: ReGet Bar - {17939A30-18E2-471E-9D3A-56DD725F1215} - C:\Program Files\ReGetDx\iebar.dllO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Apoint] C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Dell QuickSet] C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottimeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Acrobat Assistant 7.0] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exe"O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe"O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SmcService] C:\PROGRA~1\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe -startguiO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GrooveMonitor] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe"O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG8_TRAY] C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeO4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'Lokale service')O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'Netwerkservice')O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'SYSTEM')O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'Default user')O4 - Startup: Snelkoppeling naar BTTray.lnk = C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exeO4 - Global Startup: Adobe Acrobat Speed Launcher.lnk = ?O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exeO4 - Global Startup: VPN Client.lnk = ?O8 - Extra context menu item: &Alles downloaden met &ReGet Deluxe - C:\Program Files\Common Files\ReGet Shared\CC_All.htmO8 - Extra context menu item: Convert link target to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Convert link target to existing PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selected links to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECaptureSelLinks.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selected links to existing PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppendSelLinks.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selection to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selection to existing PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Convert to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Convert to existing PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Do&wnload met &ReGet Deluxe - C:\Program Files\Common Files\ReGet Shared\CC_Link.htmO8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xporteren naar Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000O8 - Extra context menu item: Verzenden naar &Bluetooth - C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie_ctx.htmO9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dllO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dllO9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLLO9 - Extra button: @btrez.dll,-4015 - {CCA281CA-C863-46ef-9331-5C8D4460577F} - C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie.htmO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @btrez.dll,-4017 - {CCA281CA-C863-46ef-9331-5C8D4460577F} - C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie.htmO9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exeO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exeO9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exeO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exeO10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\nwprovau.dllO16 - DPF: {0CCA191D-13A6-4E29-B746-314DEE697D83} (Facebook Photo Uploader 5 Control) - - DPF: {5D637FAD-E202-48D1-8F18-5B9C459BD1E3} (Image Uploader Control) - - DPF: {67DABFBF-D0AB-41FA-9C46-CC0F21721616} (DivXBrowserPlugin Object) - - DPF: {9A54032D-31F7-400D-B184-83B33BDE65FA} (MSN File Upload Control) - - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553550000} - - Protocol: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveSystemServices.dllO18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgpp.dllO20 - Winlogon Notify: avgrsstarter - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\avgrsstx.dllO23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Adobe Systems - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exeO23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeO23 - Service: AVG Free8 WatchDog (avg8wd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeO23 - Service: Bluetooth Service (btwdins) - Broadcom Corporation. - C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exeO23 - Service: Cisco Systems, Inc. VPN Service (CVPND) - Cisco Systems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exeO23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exeO23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeO23 - Service: Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service - Lavasoft - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exeO23 - Service: NICCONFIGSVC - Dell Inc. - C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exeO23 - Service: Sygate Personal Firewall Pro (SmcService) - Sygate Technologies, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exeO23 - Service: Apache Tomcat (Tomcat5) - Apache Software Foundation - C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 5.0\bin\tomcat5.exe--End of file - 11535 bytesThank you very much in advance for taking a look at this!Kind regards,Tom

A: Can't update AVG anymore, cmd and regedit don't work anymore, ...

Hi Tom,Welcome to BC HijackThis forum. I am farbar. I am going to assist you with your problem.Please refrain from making any changes to your system (updating Windows, installing applications, removing files, etc.) from now on as it might prolong handling your log and make the job for both of us more difficult.Please download http://OTListIt2 by OldTimer.Save it to your desktop.Double click on the OTListIt2 icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Type or copy and paste in the Custom Scans/Fixes section: drivers32Click Run Scan button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them to your reply:OTListIt.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimized[*]Tell me also if you have set a proxy server or you recognize these setting:R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride =;;;;localhost;<local>[/list]

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I just found this forum by googling a bit around today because I found this topic: my mom came bugging me, that her AVGFree 8.5 wont update anymore.Therefore everytime she turns on her Notebook, she get a red cross by Windowstelling here that windows is not safe (because the Virusscanner is not uptodate)and also a message by the AVG Virusscanner that the updates couldn't be downloaded.(She's running WinXP SP3 on a Sony Vaio Notebook).I told her just to wait a bit, because most probably the updateserver is currentlynot available. (I have AVG8.5 too - but couldn't explain why mine is updatingand hers not)Now 3 weeks later she's still bugging me that her AVG is not updating, so I sit a bit downto have a closer look. I uninstalled AVG8.5, reboot, download the latest version, install it,reboot again - but it still can't download the updates...Next I wanted to ping the updateserver and went to START - RUN and wanted torun CMD, but noticed that this makes the desktop go away for a few seconds(no Console appearing, instead ALL Icons disappear from the desktop including the Taskbar). I never saw that before and my first thought was that she seriously muckedup something... Next I wanted to have a look in the Registry and tryed START - RUN: regedit,but that also just makes the desktop icons disappear for a few seconds(in both cases, the desktop icons and the taskbar appear after 5 seconds again,bu... Read more

A:AVG and Avira wont update anymore, also problem with CMD and Regedit

Just found one more guy having nearly the same problem:;#entry1259296

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Hello, I have a problem that I'm trying to fix...since 1 month. My first language is french so I decided to post my question on a French Tech Forum and nobody can help me... if you want to take a look what they ask me to do :

Probleme de MaJ avec Win 7 ??? - MicroClick-Qu?

I attached a JPG and you can see which last update that is installed. Suddenly stop after December 16 ?!

I check this forum and try this :

For 64-bit Windows, the second line differs due to the location of the DLL file:
net stop wuauserv
regsvr32 %windir%\syswow64\wups2.dll
net start wuauserv

That didnt work.

I want to tell you guys that I have some BSOD sometime but I have BSOD before my Windows Update problem. We will try to fix my Windows Update problem and after we will try to fix the BSOD

I don't know where to start with you guys lol..

I have Win 7 Pro 64 bits, 8 gig RAM...

In my task bar I have the little flag with an "red x" on it... saying, I will try to translate from french to english "Windows could not search for automatic update (important)"

Thank you very very much for help !

A:Windows Update don't work anymore since Dec 16 ?

Hello symetric, and Welcome to Sevenforums!

For windows update problems, you might try fixing common issues with these microsoft tools:Automatically diagnose and fix common problems with Windows Update
Troubleshoot problems with installing updates - WindowsUpdate_dt000
Windows Update - Reset
Further reading: Support for Microsoft Update
And please follow this tutorial to post your BSOD problems here. You never know, they might be related (perhaps, though unlikely):

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After downloading the avg 9 installer and installing it. AVG asked for computer reboot so I said yes and now when my computer boots the desktop opens but then nothing happens the start menu and that whole bar at the bottom of the screen won't load and clicking or opposite clicking on any desktop icons just freezes the mouse.
Also Windows Task Manager won't open.
Please some one help.
Also I get a program terminated error about not reading memory, right at the windows welcome screen to which I tried pressing canel and Ok, neither worked.

P.S. by booting into safe mod and disabling most things in the "msconfig" I was able to get windows tool bar to load, but clicking on anything in the tool bar once again freezes the mouse, and I can't get Task manager to open.

A:Update to AVG 9.0 free, Computer won't work anymore


Originally Posted by Special2God

After downloading the avg 9 installer and installing it. AVG asked for computer reboot so I said yes and now when my computer boots the desktop opens but then nothing happens the start menu and that whole bar at the bottom of the screen won't load and clicking or opposite clicking on any desktop icons just freezes the mouse.
Also Windows Task Manager won't open.
Please some one help.
Also I get a program terminated error about not reading memory, right at the windows welcome screen to which I tried pressing canel and Ok, neither worked.

P.S. by booting into safe mod and disabling most things in the "msconfig" I was able to get windows tool bar to load, but clicking on anything in the tool bar once again freezes the mouse, and I can't get Task manager to open.

Does it load OK in Safe Mode?

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I update (means clean install) Vista Business 32 bit to 64 bit and after that the network connection won't work anymore. Problem is that vista won't get the IP-address from DHCP (tried in small office network with some cheap Zyxel and big corporate network with expensive stuff) and said that the connection is limited and network is unidentified. I try to solve problem with google and already try some regedit things, update vista with SP2, update network controller driver and try to limit speed & duplex to 100 Mbps and 10 Mbps but non of those works. This forum is my last hope, if someone have any clues, please tell to me.

Checked also with linux and the computer gets the IP. So there have to be some problems with this Vista Business 64 bit.

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some hours ago, I tried to run regedit as usual by using "Start | Run", but it said:
regedit.exe - Unable To Locate Component
This application has failed to start because clb.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix the problem.
​I checked my running processes as well as restarted the PC. clb.dll was located at SysWOW64 (being a 32-bit dll, obviously) but not at System32 (where only 64-bit-files are stored), copying it to System32 didn't change anything.
After a while of searching the inet in vain I realized I hadn't tried to start regedit.exe or regedt32.exe in SysWOW64 (but regedt32.exe in System32, which gives the error), and surprisingly, it worked.

Still the problem remains: I can't start it using "Run" anymore (which worked since 18.05.2005), and I didn't change anything big but uninstalled WindowBlinds (a windows skinning software which worked quite well for many months). Could WindowBlinds be the reason, and if so, how? Moreover, will I experience further problems?
(msconfig still works normally and can be started by "Run"; often, this isn't possible when encountering the regedit clb.dll error)

I would appreciate any help, thank you in advance!

Edit: It is a serious problem, please read my next post.

A:"Run | regedit" doesn't work anymore @ XP x64

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The problem appeared in two different laptops (Lenovo and Fujitsu). The bluetooth hardware is not visible in device manager anymore, but unrecognized device appeared. Driver reinstall doesn't help. Driver installation setup says there is no bluetooth hardware.
PC Suite is installed , worked fine before.

How to restore bluetooth?

A:After Windows 7 update bluetooth doesn't work anymore.

Eventually Fujitsu went to service as it stopped booting even from CD and USB. Had MOBO replaced. Came back yesterday had win 7 installed. Everything was fine till I installed Nokia Ovi and tried to use Bluetooth. Then the same hapenned - first USB unknown device than no boot at all. I am desperate - I dont believe this is hardware (2 mobos?) but I can't access the machine at all. If this was software it should boot from Win 7 DVD - but it hangs displaying 'starting windows'. I can access BIOS setup and I can boot only some DOS emergency boot CD allowing me to copy or erase whole disc, but I can't reinstall OS. Please help!

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Hello,I was an idiot and accidentally clicked on an email link of an email I was trying to delete (knew it was a "bad" email). It then tried to open my Adobe Acrobat and I shut off the wireless connection after about 10 seconds, but it was too late, and I can no longer access Windows Update page (it just tells me IE cannot display this webpage). I also noticed that I can no longer hibernate my computer anymore. Windows Defender told me that something was trying to install and I denied permission to it. I ran Malwarebytes 1.45 with the latest updates and it found a few things which it deleted, but still can't access Windows Update. I also tried the (onecare) from microsoft and did the full system scan with that and it found 9 issues, but only fixed 2. It didn't actually tell me what those other issues were, so I couldn't manually do anything about them. Every once in a while, my expired (in Dec2009) Norton Anti-Virus will tell me I have a trojan and denies access to file "overlay.xul". I have also tried several other scanners to little or no effect (trendmicro's online scanner and hitmanpro3.5).I have hijack this installed, but have not ran it as of yet as I wouldn't be able to make heads or tails of the report anyway. I'm hoping someone here would be able to help me.Thanks in advance.

A:can't access windows update and hibernate doesn't work anymore

Hi ALT_EST,Let's first start with clearing out some temp files using TFC by Old Timer which you can find here along with instructions on how to use it. Just make sure you close and save any work before you run it as it probably will require a reboot.Please download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware FreeDouble-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.If it will not start, go to Start > All Prgrams > SUPERAntiSpyware and click on Alternate Start.If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here. Double-click on the hyperlink for Download Installer and save SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to your desktop. Then double-click on SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to install the definitions.)In the Main Menu, click the Preferences... button.Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and under Scanner Options, make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):Close browsers before scanning.Scan for tracking cookies.Terminate memory threats before quarantining.Click the "Close" button to leave the co... Read more

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I bought my Satellite Z930 in August and installed 2GB extra RAM in it. Worked fine, the Ultrabook detected it and had total 6GB of RAM.
Yesterday I stopped ignoring these Toshiba Tempro messages and installed the suggested BIOS Update to Bios 2.20 (don't know which version it was before). Now I have several problems:

*First one*, my Ultrabook doesn't start anymore with the extra RAM. I press the power button, then the power LED starts blinking: 2 times yellow, 1 time orange in loop. The screen stays black and the CPU fan raises to maximum level..Only when I remove the extra RAM, then it starts.

*Second problem*, without my extra RAM it starts, but sometimes with the CPU fan at maximum level. So i have to restart that it stops.

*Third problem*, Windows only detects 2GB of RAM. I have now no extra RAM istalled, so it should detect 4GB of RAM, like when I bought it. Now there are only 2GB...

So is this what happens when I install suggested updates? -.-
So what can I do now? At least I want my preinstalled 4GB of RAm back. Is there any BIOS downgrade, or something similar to revert the changes?

A:Satellite Z930 - after BIOS Update, Extra RAM doesn't work anymore

OK, solved the problem. I found a BIOS downgrade to 2.1 at this page:
Now I have my 6GB back :)

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A:why does acer quick access not work anymore after upgrading to windows 10 anniversary update

Hi First time hearing about this problem. A quick search turned up this link. Might give it a look and report back if it works, so others will benefit from this issue!
Welcome to the forum! Quick Access in Windows 10 is not working

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My son has a Fujitsu Amilo laptop with a built in web cam.
Recently (much like my own cam on my Acer) it's just stopped working for no apparent reason.

The message he gets is that it can't connect.

Hope someone has a bright idea as I had no reply to my similar query. Now neither of us has a webcam.

Thanks everyone!

A:Web cam won't work anymore

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it could be the latest Flash updates, I'm not sure, but SpeedTest won't load anymore in my Firefox (latest version), no matter if I enable or disable the Adblock Plus.
It comes to this and stops:

Any ideas, anyone?

A:SpeedTest won't work anymore

Have you tried to load it in a different web browser? Try using google chrome. 

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I need a way to activate My wireless Capabilities withough using the FN + F2 on the keyboard(Because apparently It doesnt work any more)
I have Vista

A:Fn F2 doesnt work anymore. I need help

Wait. Nevermind.
I found the switch.

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My cam doesn't work with msn messenger anymore! It says waiting then it cuts off any suggestion how i can fix it? Even the person i am trying to speaking couldn't put their cam on!

A:My cam doesn't work with msn anymore!

This has been happening to me
The only solution i have found is to restart the computer and retry

It seems to be a MSN problem

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I had a virus that redirected my yahoo/google searches to other websites. When I did a scan part of it was nfr.dll. I followed advice I found online after a search and deleted nfr.dll. Now when I start my computer I get an error loading nfr.dll message and cannot connect with IE. I also installed Chrome and cannot connect with that either. I am able to use messenger and update my avg so I do have internet access but not through IE/Chrome browsers. I have access to another computer so I am able to download anything required and access it through a network. I ran malware bytes & it comes up clean. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Removed NFR.dll and IE won't work anymore

They just helped me with this. worked great. Good luck

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im runnign xp proffesional and when i put a cd in the cd rom it doesnt run i have to open up the cd and find the set up exe, what have i done cannot get it to work again.


A:autorun does not work anymore

Hi .......could try

May work for XP worked for WinME

CD Autorun Fix: 10.

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Here is my problem. I used my computer one morning, all was fine when I left for work...screen saver came on and all. When I got home, I moved the mouse around to try and disable the screen saver, nothing happened. Not the first time I've had that problem, so I turned the computer off, and when I turned it on again, and everytime since, I get a series of 6-8 beeps...then nothing. Nothing pops up on the monitor even though the computer is on. I've tried opening up the pc and making sure all the connections are tight, to which in my knowledge they are.

Does anyone know what my problem could be? Do I need to take it to a repair shop or what? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

A:PC doesn't work anymore!

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Hi all;
I am going to assume that everyone is having trouble with floppy diskettes.
They used to work reliably (even from one machine to another), but since they have been more or less phased out I am unable to get any of them to work on any machine.

I have several 1.44M diskettes which I have attempted to format as system start-up disks so that I can run Hard Drive Mechanic.
I have tried all 3 diskettes that I have, and none of them will fomat.
If I take them to another machine, same thing.

It appears as though the manufacturers of floppy drives have colluded with the manufacturers of floppy diskettes to create a better market for CD devices.
Problem is, I am finding it rather bothersome to create bootable CD's.
The only way seems to be that you must first have a boot image on a 3.5" floppy! So how can I make a bootable CD when I can't get the image?

I have a USB flash drive and am trying to make it bootable, but not sure that my bios will allow booting from it.

The machine I want to work with is an older Dell Precision 330 wih bios version A09. I have not found an upgrade for that bios on Dell's site, but have not yet looked at the bios home site.

Thanks for any help/advice.


A:Why don't floppies work anymore?

No real problems here. But remember, floppy disks have a limited shelf life. If you are trying to use old floppy discs, they may be unreadable. This is because the ferrous oxide coating eventually falls off over time.

I have yet to run accoss a BIOS that won't let you use a floppy. Floppies are part of the core computing architecture dating back to the early days of computing.

In your case, you are using a USB floppy. This is not the same as a real floppy.
Your BIOS may not let you boot from a USB device depending how old your computer is.

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Internet Explorer 7 will no longer connect me to the internet. I can get on line via Firefox, but I cannot make IE7 work. I would like to uninstall it and reinstall, but Windows doesn't seem to include that option in Add/Remove software. I run XP Pro on a Lenovo W500 and connect via a wireless router. I have not changed any settings lately that I'm aware of. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Solved: IE7 won't work anymore

In my opinion Internet Explorer is not worth the trouble Try using Opera, its fast and comes with lots of great features.

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Once upon a time my two USB ports worked fine... but not anymore.

A few deatails quickly: I have an AMD Athlon 800 MHz PC, 512 Mb Ram, Soundblaster, N-Videa G Force 2, modem, Saitek X35 joystick and use Windows 98.

I use the USB ports for my joystick and my Palm Pilot cradle which allows me to back up the data from my handheld to the PC. About a month ago neither device was recognised for some reason. Under Settings it tells me that the devices work properly. What's going on? I've not installed any new hardware, only a couple of games.

Also, I don't know if this is related but my computer sometimes reboots for no apparent reason. Sometimes Windows won't even load but says 'Windows Protection Error...'

I really need your help, peeps!


A:USB doesn't work anymore...

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Hello guys,

I'm coming here after a while of looking around for a more feasible solution, and after talking to an M$ tech. Apparently a retail key can only be installed a number of 3 times, even if it's on the same computer.

Here's what's going on:

I have bought an OEM copy for my desktop, which had the Retail copy already installed and activated, and changed the product key on the desktop to have it activated on the OEM key, so this way I'd be sure I can use the retail on my laptop, on which I recently added the Crucial M4 SSD. A month later, after being sure that Windows works without issues, I decided to activate it, that was today. Issue: I can't use my activation key that came with the Windows Pro Retail that I bought in 2009, because, supposedly, it's been installed on 3 different computers, which is simply untrue. The M$ tech told me that the phone activation would work, but it was not the case. . If useful, the same tech told me that he couldn't activate it for me because "it had been used on 3 computers".

I have rearmed the evaluation period for the time being, but I do not want to use any illegal means of activating Windows. What I know is that I will never touch a retail version of Windows again, it is just an overpriced piece of garbage, but I am not willing to pay for a new key either. Right now I just feel like M$ just stole nearly $350 from me.

If you guys have any input to help me with this, so that I could reactivate Windows without the need t... Read more

A:Activation key does not work anymore

Hello Sbrideau,

A product key number can only be activated on 3 computers at the same time if it is one that came with a retail Family Pack copy of Windows 7.

Otherwise, you can only have a retail product key number activated on only 1 computer at a time, with it uninstalled or removed from any other computer it was activated on first. There is not a limit of how many times you are able to activate it as long as it removed from any other installation first, so I have no idea where the operator got the 3 limit from. With that said, you may have to do a phone activation if you have activated it often in a short period.

Either something is missing, or the MS activation operator misunderstood you. You should be able to activate it over the phone. Try doing the phone activation again and wait for a operator if available.

Hope this helps,

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My Internet explorer 6 wont work any more. Instead whenever I try to fire it up it comes back with an error message "the application failed to initialize properly(0xc0000005).Click on OK to terminate the application" If I start in safe mode it works ok. I reinstalled windows 2000 and it rolls back to IE5 which will work ok. As soon as I reinstall IE6 up comes the error message again. A trawl through the net shows that the error message is not confined to problems with IE6 but can affect other packages. Can anyone help?

A:Ie6 wont work anymore

Here's a link for How to reinstall or repair Internet Explorer and Outlook Express in Windows XP, see:

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ok, so i had a mic installed before and it worked fine, so i know it isnt my soundcard... anyway, i got a new headset and everything worked fine untill vista installed it's own driver for it automaticly, from which point on my mic doesn't work anymore (sounds still work though). i tried everything to even reinstalling vista itself (not the only reason why, but still one of them) but to no success. the headset i am trying to use is ednet's usb headset (it doesn't say much more), runs on cmedia's c108 chipset, or atleast thats what i found out...

any help would be greatly appriciated...

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I dont know what is up with my CD burner but it stopped working awhile ago. It seems like it is unable to recognize CD's. I am not sure if a setting got changed or if it just broke somehow. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks so much!

A:Can anyone help my with my CD burner... it does not work anymore

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hi there,
first of all im one of the fools that bought a computer of carrera ssc

the problem ive got is, since ive upgraded my mobo the recovery CD wont recognise my system anymore i just bought a externalHD to backup and then reinstall winXP home but now all i get when i put the CD in is:
' This is not a carreraPC' please......blah, blah
i phoned carrera but because they ve been bought out my warranty is void
and they wont helpme until i take out a new one for ?40, which im not happy with
my question is: if i get a copy (oem) of winXP home edition will my product key still work???
or is there any other way 2 get the recoveryCD 2 work???

A:recoveryCD don't work anymore???

The problem you have is not just with carreraPC but with Dell, HP, Compaq, Gateway, etc. You will have to buy a new full install XP CD with a new key. The old key will not work.

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I noticed my computer no longer automatically opens windows explorer when I plug in a removable drive like it used to.  When I clicked on the search in Windows 8 and put in autoplay, clicked on the autoplay settings from there it says there's no program associated with this and won't open.  However, if I go to control panel, it allows me to change autoplay settings, only they don't seem to actually be working.
Anyone know why this is happening and what I can do?

A:Why does autoplay not work anymore?

Have you tried the steps here:

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The other day i had a friend delete some programs from my Asus laptop on startup and running processes to make my computer boot up faster. I think we did something that makes the fn key not work anymore.

Can someone advise me on how to restore this functionality?


A:fn key doesn't work anymore

Have a look here:

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For about one - three weeks, my internet hasn't been working anymore ever since I clicked on this link in MSN. It was one of those "Are these your pics?" links with my email address attached to the link, so naturally I thought it was really my friend sending the link. The link took me to this blank website that wanted me to download a file. I went through the entire process and next thing I know my Anti-Virus program went off saying it was a Trojan Horse. I didn't know what was going on at first so I ignored it. The Trojan Horse sent the same link to all of my contacts who were online at the time.

Now ever since my internet only work for around five minutes and it brings up the "Internet Explorer Cannot Display This Page." Everytime I restart the computer, the internet works again. Then it repeats the process. My friend told me to do a system restore, which I did. But I'm not sure that it did very much to help my computer. I did a virus scan on my computer (for the local disk)last night and it found 17 infected files. I moved them all to the virus chest but the internet still won't work.

I use Windows XP and Avast! Anti-Virus.

Thanks for all of your help. =]

A:my internet won't work anymore

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I'm having problems getting my Usb MIDI to work in my music software. It used to work, but one day it just magically stopped working. I was about to make a dumb mistake and buy a new $60 Usb MIDI cable, but then I checked in device manager and I noticed that Windows WAS recognizing the Usb MIDI cable. It even said "This device is working properly." The MIDI Input light on the cable blinks when I press the keyboard's(piano) keys when I first plug it in, then stops after a while. It's supposed to be plug-n-play. When I first got it, no driver download was needed. I plugged it in, and it worked. I was thinking it may need a driver update? Or maybe a new driver? Whatever it is, please help. What do I do? Things you need to know:

Computer: Windows 7
Music Software: Mixcraft Pro Studio 5
MIDI Controller: Casio Privia PX-120 88 Key Digital Piano

Device Manager:

USB Midi Manufacturer: (Generic USB Audio)
Device Status: This device is working properly.
Driver Provider: Microsoft
Driver Date: 7/13/2009
Driver Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Digital Signer: Microsoft Windows

Please help! Thanks!It's frustrating because it used to work but now it doesn't! I greatly appreciate it!

A:USB Midi Won't Work Anymore

If it does not have any valuable files on give it a format with SD Formatter.

Download is on the left. Then try it.

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Hi, both my burners stopped working today. They stopped appearing in roxio and then in my computer. In the computer manager, the drives have an "!" beside them. When I try to troubleshoot I get a blank box. This is the message I got "Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)". Could this be a virus problem? I think I may have had this problem before but I formatted to correct the problem. I can't do this now because I haven't backed up my files (all 130 gigs of them). Please help, I'm panicing!!

p.s. I hope this is the right post!

A:cd burners don't work (or appear) anymore

Something I should add; my virtual CD drives also stopped working. There is the "!" beside them too in the disk manager.

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I hope someone here can help me with the following problem.

All of a sudden certain dos programs that I've used in Windows XP before (without any trouble) won't work anymore. If I try to execute these dos programs the screen just flashes briefly and I'm right back at my desktop.
I haven't installed ANY new sofware or drivers of ANY kind. Regardless of the above fact I tried a system restore to a previous date when the dos programs still worked, without any success.

I rebooted the machine and tried safe mode, uhm, all of a sudden the programs work! Logic tells me that a driver or software change might cause the problem, BUT!: as I've mentioned above I haven't installed ANYthing new and even tried a system restore without any success. No one else has access to the computer, so no one else could have installed drivers or software.

I then tried to change the compatibility settings and display settings
(even though I never had to change any settings before for the dos programs to work).
....., nope....., doesn't change anything.

I scanned my HDD for a possible virus infection (even though I have the
most recent NAV updates); nothing there either.

Finally I reinstalled my Windows XP (not a clean install), but, uhh, that didn't help.

If ANYONE can give me a sollution to this problem I would really appreciate it
because one of these dos programs is an accounting program I use for work and I can't afford not being able to use it, and I really would like to av... Read more

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Hey guys,

Sometimes I get audio problems where I cannot hear internet sound but can hear other sounds. When this happens the Device Volume under the volume tab of the Sounds and Audio Devices Properties window is grayed out. I usually just run Mats_Run.AudioPlayback (mr. fix it) and it fixes everything in 30 seconds and tells me the errors that occurred are because sound device was turned off, and because sound was set to really low level, and probably another thing too.

However, now when I try and run it it says "Mr. Fix it cannot continue because an error has occurred", and right underneath it it says,"the troubleshooter does not apply to this computer,". Is there a file that it cannot find perhaps? Does anyone know how Mats.AudioPlayback miracle fix it works? What file might be corrupt? Also sometimes some files will tell me to check if I have the proper authorization to run a program... WTF is going on? Please help someone.

The mats audio issue happend after I removed malware from my computer and and a rootkit. I removed it with malwarebytes and then with combofix. I can tell if there is a virus because I can sense when my computer is running 99.0 percent instead of 100%. Now it runs fast as hell and no viruses. Can someone tell me how to trouble shoot it with advanced techniques?

A:Mr. Fix it doesn't work anymore!

Just for future reference, Combofix should only be used under the direct supervision of one of Malware Removal Team members. Using this tool incorrectly can result in more problems than what you started out with.

Have you looked in the Device Manager to see if there are any driver problems?

Try running chkdsk c: /p

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My Quicktime 4 won't play any of my cd-rom videos or games which are specifically designed to use Quicktime. I get an error message saying "this beta version has expired" and it directs me to Apple/Quicktime website for a newer version, followed by an error code "666". It also gives a "failed to initialize" message when I try to launch Quicktime from the desktop. I have uninstaled and reloaded several times, but to no avail. It used to work fine, but not now. Any ideas out there?

A:Quicktime 4 won't work anymore.

I,m guessing it's not the free player. I,m also guessing the installation left a little something on your system(probably in the registry)so uninstall/reinstall still knows it expired. Wish I could help more.

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For some strange reason it stopped working yesterday after disconnecting the router's power. I wanted the internet to load faster so I unplugged the power to reset it. I spent almost the whole day trying to solve this problem and ran out of ideas. I'm using a laptop and it's connected "local only" right now.

Here's the info after msconfig /all....

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Newton>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Newton-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : domain_not_set.invalid

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5006EG Wireless Network Adapter

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-E3-E6-F6-CE
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::1d7c:d702:683c:3b41%9(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, July 12, 2009 1:07:20 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, July 13, 2009 1:38:08 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
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A:My internet won't work anymore

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Hello everyone.
Recently, my microphone (which is attached to my headset) stopped working.

I have this headset:

I have this motherboard:

A few days ago, I updated to windows 7 64 bit. I installed new drivers when I did that, including audio drivers. The next day or so, I noticed my mic wasn't working.

I had gotten the new drivers from the Asus website (the motherboard manufacturer), and they were just an updated version of the old ones I had.
However, now, I am getting no input on my mic whatsoever. It recognizes that they are plugged in, but no sound goes through (my friends don't hear anything I'm saying). It's not a volume issue: no words are being transmitted whatsoever.

It could be coincidence - the headphone might have finally just broke on me, but I'm suspicious. I think the driver may have something to do with it. I tried reinstalling the drivers, but that did not do anything, I still have the same issue.

The driver is called "VIA HD Audio Deck." Like I said, when I plug it in, it recognizes the mic has been plugged in, but no sound is transmitted.

Do you guys think my mic is broken, and I should start shopping for a new one, or is it a driver problem? If so... what on earth should I do to try and fix it?

PS: Yes, the headphones still work, just not the attached mic.

A:Headphone mic will not work anymore :(

Is what ever software you're using set up to use the mic correctly? Some software you need to manually select where the mic is in the audio options.

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Hello all, i have a problem with my usb root hub after i installed Win 8 from Win7. Only my USB 3.0 dont work anymore... I installed new driver, it detect my WD passport then 2 sec after, nothing anymore and error 19, uninstall then reinstall nothing happen.

Tx for help me, i used my usb 2.0, all work great!
P.S. sorry for my bad English, i speak french... MOBO info : Asus P8Z68 deluxe!

A:USB 3.0 dont work anymore...

Look at this thread:
USB3 - still missing a new Intel USB3 driver

In #10 is a solution. It worked for me

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I hope someone can help me. When I try to log on any site that I'm a member of, rather it be my email,, my bank account, anything that requires a password, the system just loops back and asks me for it again. It started with so I had them resend my password, still just looped back when I input it. After that one it happened on my email and then my bank account. I know my accounts work as if I check it from someone elses pc I have no problem. Thank you in advance for anyone who can help me.

A:None of my passwords work anymore

Unfortunately, this sounds a lot like a spyware/virus issue to me. It is especially scary that its going on with your bank account. Check out this thread: Am I Infected? What Do I Do?Perhaps try a scan and see what happens, try one of the following:

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Here's the deal. My laptop has a combo CD/DVD drive, the CD drive works fine, but my DVDs have started not to work so well anymore. Instead of going smoothly, it (both audio and video) works for like a second then stops, and keeps repeating that cycle. It used to work fine, and it's only a few months old. Does anyone know what happened here, and what I can do about it? Thanks.

A:Why won't my video work anymore?

try cleaning the laser head with a DVD cleaning disk - available at most computer and electronic stores.

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I recently downloaded a codec pack to help with my slow/lagging videos and now there isnt any sound playing at all. When i try playing music from my WMP library, the song goes orange with an exclamation mark and moves on to the next song. Can someone please help, maybe reccomending a new codec pack or the basics?

A:Sound does not work at all anymore

it does that for me too, i cant figure out whats wrong with it. so i quit using that i use winamp. try and see if they play in a different player.

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I don't know why, but I tried downloading some third-party themes, but the themes didn't work, so I picked up some tutorials on internet to see how to make it work, but... now, after tried using all these tutorials, my PC don't accept the use of themes at all. When I open the theme screen, it shows "This page is unavailable on this Windows edition", the themes worked fine to me before this happened. Now my desktop theme is the basic theme from Win7 and my desktop background too. I don't know what happened, I'm very sorry, this is so frustrating. If you can help me, I'll be very grateful.
Additional note: My pc is now Windows 7 Starter, it was Windows 7 Starter when I bought it. I lent it to a friend of mine, and he turned my pc from Win7 Starter to Win7 Home Basic, I don't know how, too. But since I fixed some errors with the Command Prompt, my pc returned to what it was (Windows 7 Starter).

Thank you again all for the help, support and for reading all this text.

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Let's start by saying hi, and thanks for replying.

i have a compaq mine with win xp, and i have, for some reason, lost my internet connection. it can detect my SSID and so fourth, i have disabled/enabled the icon through device manager and using command prompt.....i am at a lost........

A:Internet does not work anymore.

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None of my games work anymore, I either get a black screen, then am sent back to windows with no explanation or the games just don't run. These are all old games that I've played a long time ago and haven't touched for years and now when i try them they don't work! I've installed the latest version of directx and scanned my computer for viruses, but still no luck.

Thanks for any help!

A:games don' t work anymore

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Everything was all right then the autoplay does not work anymore... When I plug the iPod, there is an autorun but not with the CD/DVD. Its been about 1 year now that it does not work. Please help and sorry for my bad english!

A:Autoplay does not work anymore!

What OS do you have?

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When I click on a link whether in an email or a word document etc.... Internet Explorer does not open ???
I have to copy the link, open IE and paste the link to access the web page.

Any Idea ?

A:Link to IE don't work anymore

If you click on a hyperlink in a web page and only a blank window appears,

1. Go to Start / Run
2. Then enter regsvr32 urlmon.dll
3. Click Ok when finished
4. If that single change does not resolve the problem, repeat the process by running regsrv32 with the following dll files.

* Shdocvw.dll
* Msjava.dll
* Actxprxy.dll
* Oleaut32.dll
* Mshtml.dll
* Browseui.dll
* Shell32.dll (Windows XP and Windows 2000 only)
Hyperlinks in messages stop working (Outlook Express )

If clicking a hyperlink in Outlook Express appears to do nothing at all, there are likely one or more registered file associations that are configured incorrectly. To repair the associations:

1. Open My Computer and click Folder Options on the Tools menu.
2. Click the File Types tab.
3. Select URL:Hypertext Transfer Protocol in the list of registered file types.
4. Click the Advanced button (Windows XP), or the Edit button (other versions).
5. In the list of Actions, select open and then click the Edit button.
6. The Application used to perform action box should contain this, including quotation marks:
?C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe? -nohome
If instead it contains a short name version of that path, or an incorrect path, change it to the above.
7. Click OK, click OK.
8. Repeat steps 3-7 for ... Read more

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hey guys. my computer has been acting weird ever since this error message popped up sorry i forgot what it said. Then afterwards my explorer error comes out. I have Windows XP. I can't seem to be able to open any programs such as Spybot to even check if i have some sort of virus or what not( . After restarting, all my text on my desktop and everything seem to be minimized and couldn't read it but that problem was fixed easily with the font size text. The programs haven't been cooperationig. Much help appreciated. Thanks guys

Edit: Also I've tried downloading Spybot repeatedly and the window after the "save disk file" shows up, the window dissapears immediately....also no other program works as if the icons are only there but not the program literally. As if my computer is empty. Not really sure what i have. I can't even download Hijack... thanks for the help and effort again

A:programs don't work anymore

get hijackthis ...install it and scan your computer...copy and paste your log in the security forum starting a new thread

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Nero 3 OEM will temp copy to H.D. but wont burn to DVD. Also very slow. Used to be OK.
Attempting to burn will bring up a message that "Windows has encountered a problem and needs to close etc"
I have a habit of trying all these available free little programs. I wonder if that's the cause?
Can anyone help? It would be greatly appreciated!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:32:22 AM, on 5/2/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4ss.exe
C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4gui.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\dvd43\dvd43_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Dantz\Retrospect\retrorun.exe
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A:Nero used to work, but not anymore

Welcome to TSF

Your HJT log is clean, and your systems do not seem related to malware.

Please seek advice in the Windows forum.

Thread Closed.

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I recently installed Windows XP Home on my PC that used to have Windows 98SE, and the installation went OK, except that the sound card didn't work, and apparently didn't have a driver that would work. After doing some searches on-line, I found a driver that was supposed to work, but it caused a major system error that the machine had to recover from, and after that, my CD-ROM drive would not work!
It appears that the driver for it is corrupted, so I tried to find one on-line (it's a Mitsumi FX4820T), but all I could find were executables, which were DOS programs that were supposed to put the drivers on the hard drive, but none of them seemed to work. (I know very little about DOS).

Do I need a Mitsumi driver, or is there a Windows version that will work? (I do have another PC in the house that has XP Professional, if that would help, maybe to steal a driver from).
Or is there some easy way that I can get my CD-ROM Drive to work??
I was going to re-install Windows, but I can't do that without the CD-ROM driver working.
Any help with this will be greatly appreciated.

A:Help! CD-ROM Drive won't work anymore!

Most CDROM drives are able to use the drivers supplied by Windows and I believe that applies to your drive as well. For starters what actually happens when you use the drive? If you go into device manager, for what it's worth, is the drive listed as working properly?

Have you tried uninstalling the drive in Device Manager and then rebooting and letting Windows reinstall it? If you get to the point that you do need to do a Windows reinstall do you have a boot floppy?

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Hello everyone,

Yesterday I suddenly noticed that my ALT-TAB wasn't working anymore, Ive searched google for hours on how to fix it but i couldn't find anything that fixed my problem.
When I press Alt-Tab, I get a menu with File, Edit, View, Tools and Help in the window that I currently have open but the little taskswitch menu doesn't come up. The problem is not my graphics card since the problem happend so suddenly and 5 minutes earlier I could alt tab just fine. The keys do work individually and all other keyboard shortcuts involving alt still work.
Does anyone know a fix for this problem?

Thanks, QuadWar

A:ALT-TAB doesn't work anymore...


I'm pretty sure there is a tutorial to fix this...give me a few minutes and I'll find it. I can't find it......maybe it never existed

I'm sure someone will come along and offer a solution soon Quadwar. Sorry I couldnt do it quicker.


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Hi all
i have been trying to copy and save my dvd's to my puter and it worked only once sense then i have not been able to load any DVD's in the drive. only Cd's. when i try to load a DVD it just blinks for ever and locks up puter. i was using DVD decrypter when this happened. i have reinstalled the drive and even disconnected power and restarted. no go any help why this happened and how to fix it would be a great help.

I would like to rip these movies with and English sub titles for my girlfriend for she is deaf. ......

I have a program called super Dave's ripper i would like to use. but cant even do that until i can get DVD working again......

A:DVD doesnt work anymore

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My home wireless network works fine with IE 6.0 and it used to work fine with a hard wire connection at home and at my workplace and it also used to work at my workplace with their wireless network but now it only works with my home wireless network. I have gone into connections and tried that route, also I have gone into the wireless control area and switched it to my work wireless network but I still only get that the page is not available. Now, I can see that I have a strong wireless signal at work but IE refuses to open any web pages. I get the messge "The page cannot be displayed".
Under Network Connections in the control Panel the double computer screen icon shows tht the wireless network is enabled. I can see the light on my wireless adapter lit up and when I hard wire I can see that the "Local Area Connection" is also enabled. When IE is trying to open a web page I see a message in the lower left that says "Detecting proxy settings"

Thanks in advance for your advice and assistance.


A:IE won't work with all my connections anymore

Hello and Welcome to TSF

You definately have some type of setting wrong. I'm going to send your thread over to the Networking Forum where you will get better assistance.

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My VPN connection suddenly doesn't work anymore. The icon have a big red cross in it with the text: "Unavailable - device missing".
If I click on properties I get the message:"An unexpected error occurred".
The System Event Log show this errors:
-The Diagnostic Policy Service service terminated with the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.
-The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: WfpLwf
-The Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service service terminated with the following error: The system cannot find the file specified.
-The Remote Access Connection Manager service depends on the Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service service which failed to start because of the following error: The system cannot find the file specified.

I found out that it has something to do with the WAN-mini-ports. When I try to re-install them I get the message:"Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device".
"Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it. The system cannot find the file specified".

I'm lost.

A:VPN connection not work anymore

Which VPN?

Do you have any other VPNs installed?

Have you scanned for Viruses, Malware, Spyware?


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I am having this very lame issue with my computer. Every time I try to open AIM, it instantly closes after the AIM window appears. I open the task manager and I see it for a second and it closes again. Similarly, my WMP doesn't open at all. I think it my be some kind of malware, but I did a complete scan with my Kaspersky AV and it found nothing and the same results with my SuperAntiSpyware program. So I am pretty lost. I found some other person was having issues with their AIM on this site as well and you guys were able to help out. So I figured I would try it.
This is the log from HJT:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:17:48 PM, on 7/11/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\LCD Manager\LCDMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\G-series Software\LGDCore.exe
E:\Internet Utilities\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0\avp.exe
E:\Internet Utilities\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\LCD Manager\Applets\LCDMedia.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\LCD Manager\Applets\LCDClock.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\LCD Manager\Applets\LCDPop3.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\LCD Manager\Applets\LCDCountdown.exe
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A:AIM and WMP doesn't work anymore...

Edit: Just wanted to add that I am talking about AIM 6. I installed AIM 5.x and that one works fine. Now I am even more confused. I uninstalled both of them and then reinstalled AIM 6, but I still have the same issue.

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For some reason my digital camera has developed a weird problem.
It is only allowing me to take 1 picture before telling me that the batteries need replacing.
I have changed the batteries, tried rechargeable, ordinary duracells, same problem.
I have owned and used this camera for the past couple of years with no problems at all, the batteries lasted ages.
Anyone have any ideas before I commend the damned thing to the dustbin?
It's a Canon Powershot A40
I just tried taking out the memory card and now it wont even switch on.
Memory card put back in camera and still no life at all from the camera.

A:why won't my camera work anymore?

The contacts could be corroded. Clean the contacts inside the battery door and try to get inside with a pencil eraser and clean the contacts inside.

If that doesn&#8217;t help I would glue some fine sandpaper or emery cloth to the tip of the eraser and try that before discarding the camera.

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hi everyone.
some time ago i get a virus on an internet page.
i use mozilla firefox.
the pc was bloccked on an internet page and i could not do anything.
i took the virus away (i think)
but now i can't open mozilla firefox. it works only if i start it as a i think there is something that dosn't work as well.
thanx for the attention...i hope i write in the right section.

i post below the log from combofix!

ComboFix 12-07-30.03 - super_vale 01/08/2012 11:34:33.1.8 - x64
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.39.1040.18.5920.3418 [GMT 2:00]
Eseguito da: c:\users\super_vale\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
AV: avast! Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Disabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
AV: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security *Disabled/Updated* {68F968AC-2AA0-091D-848C-803E83E35902}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Disabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security *Disabled/Updated* {D3988948-0C9A-0693-BE3C-BB4CF86413BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
* Creato nuovo punto di ripristino
((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Altre eliminazioni )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
c: ... Read more

A:firefox does'nt work well anymore

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Hey ! Can anyone help me with this ?
My usb ports (3) wont work. Nothing is recognize anymore. When I go in Device Manager, under universal serial bus controller, I have 5 tiny triangle with exclamation points.
When I check the specs it says:

Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)

I have an Acer Aspire One D150-1189
Win 7 Built 7100
Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 1.60GHz
1.00gb Ram

A:UsB port won't work anymore :(

Make sure the drivers are updated.

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Hi all,

My Catalyst Control Center doesn't work anymore since I updated it. If I click it, the loading mouse flickers a few times and then disapears. It's a common issue, but I didn't find a solution. I tried it all. Now, I found this one: Problems with installing Catalyst Control Center
But the problem is, when I try to delete the 90ba9c70f846762e files, It wont let me. I am the only user, and admin. Any solution? Other solutions to this problem are welcome!


A:CCC doesnt work anymore

- Updated from what to what?
- System Specs?
- PC or Laptop?


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Hi there, I have a little problem over here,
since I replaced my old graph card (Nvidia 7600GS) with my new (Nvidia 9600 GSO) my onboard sound has stopped working, Mobo : Asrock N68PV-GS.
As a temporary solution I removed my TV-tuner card from the PCI slot and I put in a Creative Audigy sound card (5.1) yet only 3 of the 5 speakers work with this one, please help !

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Hi there, I have a little problem over here,
since I replaced my old graph card (Nvidia 7600GS) with my new (Nvidia 9600 GSO) my onboard sound has stopped working, Mobo : Asrock N68PV-GS.
As a temporary solution I removed my TV-tuner card from the PCI slot and I put in a Creative Audigy sound card (5.1) yet only 3 of the 5 speakers work with this one, please help !

A:Onboard sound does not work anymore

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I got a Combo Printer/Scanner called Cannon LaserBase MF3110, but recently It stopped printering, and the whole printer disappeared from the menu while the driver is still installed. Whenever I try to re-install it in it printers and faxes menu he says that the printing service isnt active, when i go to services and activate it he says its automatic, and being activated upon bootup, BUT its also written Stopped right after it, so i press start and he boots up, only to crash a few secound later, secretly without telling me about it and that why when i go to try and configure that printer again he says that the service isnt active and so on in an endless loop in rotates.

when i look at the log the error message of the crash seems like this:

"type of Event: Error
Source of Even: Service Control Manager
Category of Event: None
Event Identifer: 7031
Date: 13/01/2007
Hour: 01:36:16
User: Not Avaliable
Computer: 1-c075641085BC4
Discription:The Print Spooler service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1342 time(s). The following corrective action will be taken in 60000 milliseconds"

anyone has any idea about the reason for this?

The OS is Windows XP SP2

A:Printer Doesnt Work anymore

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it worked fine with windows 8 but when i upgraded to 8.1 all i get is a black screen i've tried uninstalling and reinstalling drivers updating drivers and adjusting the settings through skype and it still doesnt work help please and thank you in advance P.S in the device manager there is no warning next to the integrated webcam and my laptop i a dell inspiron 15 4 gb ram 64 bit os

A:my webcam doesnt work anymore

1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy
2. Will it open outside of Skype
3. Maybe a compatibility issue Control Panel Devices and Printers - right click the webcam icon click Troubleshoot - see it reports a compatibility issue. If so it may change it to 8 compatibility.
4. windows key to tiles screen click search top right and type webcam - you should then see - webcam privacy settings
click that and ensure allow Skype to use is turned on

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Yesterday I downloaded a program from the internet that did strange things to my computer (the program was removed afterwards). My internet shortcut that was directing to google was directed to mozilla firefox. I deleted firefox from my computer. Now I can't put anymore shortcuts to internet sites on my desktop and the ones who were there don't work anymore. I can access internet explorer 8 without any problem from start - all programs. Some an idea what caused this? How can it be repaired?
I run on Vista.

A:Shortcuts to sites don't work anymore

Found answer: internet explorer 7 was not set to standard browser.

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I am not really sure what has happened, everything was fine last night when I went to bed, but when I got online this morning and tried to access a game site, I got an error screen telling me my java was not found or was not working. I uninstalled my java and reinstalled it, and this still did not correct the problem. I also have norton internet 2006 installed on my pc and was told by a couple of my friends that maybe it was blocking the java so I shut it off for awhile and it still wouldnt work, or at least i think I shut it off, but to be completely honest, I really dont know alot about computers. I have cleaned out all the temporary internet files, deleted the cookies, cleared the history, ran the scan disk, ran the defrag on it, and a full systen virus scan with no virus's. I just cant figure out what to do. Thank You very much for your time and help in this matter

A:Solved: Cant get my Java to work anymore

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Have used Lycos chat once in a while, now the link I use no longer works, tried other means of getting there and tried signing up a new name.. I get the following screen.. It's something I've inadvertently done to my PC.. can anyone decipher this and tell me how to fix it please?

Server Error in '/LSU' Application.

Configuration Error
Description: An error occurred during the processing of a configuration file required to service this request. Please review the specific error details below and modify your configuration file appropriately.

Parser Error Message: Unable to load file 'Lycos.Service.ChatV5.Community.Helpers.Web'.

Source Error:
Line 256: <add assembly="System.EnterpriseServices, Version=1.0.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a"/>
Line 257: <add assembly="System.Web.Mobile, Version=1.0.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a"/>
Line 258: <add assembly="*"/> (THIS IS HIGHLIGHTED)
Line 259: </assemblies>
Line 260:
Source File: c:\windows\\framework\v1.1.4322\Config\machine.config Line: 258

Assembly Load Trace: The following information can be helpful to determine why the assembly 'Lycos.Service.ChatV5.Community.Helpers.Web' could not be loaded.
=== Pre-bind state information ===
LOG: DisplayName = Lycos.Service.ChatV5.Communit... Read more

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A few years ago most proxy servers on proxy list websites would work. Now a days they never work. They are all dead. What has happened?
Im talking about anonymous proxys.... not those lame website proxy sites.

A:Why don't proxy servers work anymore?

Most likely your ISP is blocking proxies. check with them.

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The problem: All of a sudden I was typing along and then I just...wasn't. Like the laptop stopped showing what I was typing, but it still kept doing the little chime (or ding) sounds every time I'd press a key. I plugged in my back-up keyboard, and it did the same thing, still didn't show up what I was typing on the monitor but it would make the sound every time I press a key. The touchpad mouse built into the laptop still works.
I tried restarting my computer, and then it worked normally for a few minutes, and then stopped again. When it started up this time, it let me log in, but then it wouldn't let me enter any more info. I decided to restore my computer (the kind of restore where it keeps my file, but removes apps and resets settings to default.) After the restore it just doesn't accept what I'm typing at all, so I can't even log in with my password or do much of anything anymore, but it still does the chime when I try to type.

My wireless keyboard does the same thing (chime sound when keys are pressed, but nothing I type shows up on the monitor), but the very same wireless keyboard works on my other laptop, which is what I'm typing to you on now. So, we know that the keyboard works, and that the laptop in question is receiving the info I'm entering, BUT it's just not showing it for some reason. Please help!

The result: I just get stuck at the screen with my name and email address and a box for me to enter my passwor... Read more

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I don't know what happened, but one day I was typing away and my delete key just suddenly stopped working! I removed the button and tried pressing it other ways, but it still didn't work. Now I can't delete anything (which is what I do a lot of the times) and I can't use ctrl+alt+del anymore!!!

Someone PLEASE help me on this one! I won't want to have to change keyboards because this is the best one I have (that I bought at a semi-high price/semi-low price). I reloaded the program for the keyboard, but when I first plugged it in it didn't need to be loaded up.

It's a Logitech keyboard, a kinda' nice one too...

A:My Delete Key doesn't work anymore!!!

If it's a USB keyboard try reinstalling the drivers

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Fraps the video game recording program i have has stopped working now, it MAY be since XP sp2 but i dont think thats it.
what happened was i was on version 2.25, my mate then said there was version 2.50 out, he sent me it, i downloaded and installed. I tried to start Fraps, the icon appeared in the system, tray then as i went to open it there it disappeared. i tried a reoot and tried again, same thing happened i then called my mate ans he said his worked perfect, so i went and reinstalled version 2.25 to see if that would make a difference, it didnt and the icon dissappears like it does for version 2.50.

Anyway i have no idea hwat the problem is, maybe the version my mate sent me was tampered with, but even so i went to and dopwnloaded the lateset version there, same thing still happened, maybe if i cleaned my registery of it totally would it work again?

If there is anything else you need to know ask me and i will try to answer you

Any help is greatly appreciated

A:Fraps doesnt work anymore

Uninstall it completely. Then look under the following registry key and make sure there is not one there for frap:


If there is delete it. Then look in c:\program files and delete any frap directories if they exist. Finally reinstall the app

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I have a 3-4 year old desktop running W2K with two USB slots at the front. In the past when I pop my USB stick in, the computer recognises it as a new drive and I can access it via My Computer.

Recently, for no apparent reason, it no longer works. Tried the slots with another USB stick and also doesn't work. So I tried another plugging in a USB mouse in the same slots, and works perfectly fine.

So I thought the USB sticks were faulty, but when I tried them on a Mac, they work.

I've made no changes to any configuration, and nothing's been changed as far as I know.

Anyone have any ideas why?

A:Solved: USB sticks don't work anymore..

ok. try insterting the usb sticks into different ports. including the back of ur pc. scan the usb stick for any viruses.

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after using ccleaner ( latest ) my vistaglazz stopped working. It wont start up anymore, ive already uninstalled and restarted then i installed it again, but it still wont startup?..

Does any one know how i can fix this?

any help greatly appreciated.

greetings. mellowbug.

A:VistaGlazz doesnt work anymore?

Go back prior to use of Ccleaner with A System Restore. Then I will tell you how to set Ccleaner to avoid problems. First do not check any registry entries on ccleaner. But lets get it fixed first, then we will set up ccleaner.

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I was unplugging my usb receiver for my usb keyboard and mouse, to and plugged it into a diffrent port when i notice popped up say that the usb driver was not installed correctly. Then another notice popped up saying that my internet was disconnected. (I have a usb router.) My mouse and keyboard didn't work now. I thought this was a fluke and restarted my computer.

Now and i cannot log-on. This happened a couple hours after installed Windows 7. I can however use the keyboard when the computer just boots up but not at the login screen.

Any solutions?

A:Keyboard doesnt work anymore!

Quote: Originally Posted by Eve402

I was unplugging my usb receiver for my usb keyboard and mouse, to and plugged it into a diffrent port when i notice popped up say that the usb driver was not installed correctly. Then another notice popped up saying that my internet was disconnected. (I have a usb router.) My mouse and keyboard didn't work now. I thought this was a fluke and restarted my computer.

Now and i cannot log-on. This happened a couple hours after installed Windows 7. I can however use the keyboard when the computer just boots up but not at the login screen.

Any solutions?

Is there a reset button on the receiver?

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hello friends!

After a maleware attack I have done a System restore (suggested by Microsoft). Now cannot connect anymore.
I get ''Error 711: Cannot load Remote Access Service Connection Manager. You may also be unable to install network adapters.''

It is impossible to manually restart the telephony services.

After having carefully checked Microsoft Support pages, they suggest to reinstall XpSp1! No other solutions.
Do you know another way to solve this problem?

Thanks in advance

A:Connection Manager Won't Work Anymore

Welcome to BC kokiage Hmm. Malware attack - cleaned or not cleaned? Regardless, if you had been disinfected, using system restore would have restored the malware as well. I suggest you follow the directions in this guide. Then create an HJT log, you will find the directions in the guide.Create a new topic in this forum, not here and give it a good descriptive title. Briefly summarize what the problems are, what you have done to try to solve it, and what worked and didn't work and paste in your HJT log.After you post your log, DO NOT make any further changes to your computer: deleting files, editing the registry, using special fix tools, installing or uninstalling software etc. as this will make it more difficult for the HJT team to help you.Please be patient as the HJT team is very busy. DO NOT bump your log as the team may think that someone is already helping you. If you have not had a response in five days, add a response to the five days no response topic and paste in the link to your thread.Once you have been declared clean and if you still have problems, please post in the appropriate forums so we can help you out.Orange Blossom

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I do not know what happened but now Firefox will not work. I have used it regularly for about 6mos then when I updated to 1.0 it just puked. I tried to uninstall and reinstall and still no luck. Once installed it just sits there and will not let me go anywhere. any suggestions?

Amd Athlon xp1466
40gb HD 512 mb
Win xp w/SP2

A:Firefox Doesn't Work Anymore?

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My laptop computer (Compaq 1710 running Win2000) will no longer burn CDs. Using Roxio Easy CD Creator, when I insert a CD, the program ejects the disk and tells me to insert one that is blank or has space on it. If I try to use the "DirectCD" program (which allows you to treat a CD-RW as a regular disk drive), Roxio tells me that the drive is in use (unknown error 0x8000001a); if I try to write to the drive via the Explorer, I get an error that says the drive is read-only.

I have no problems reading CDs. I have tried several CDs and I always get the same error. I have even tried inserting the CD upside down.

I have reinstalled the CD drivers and reinstalled Roxio and this has no impact on the problem. I was able to burn CDs at one point in time, but I don't have any good way of determining all the software I've installed between then and now (I don't burn CDs very often so I don't know when the problem started, although the computer is only a few months old).

Any suggestions on how to track down this problem?


A:CD burner doesn't work anymore

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Hello all, I'm very new to the board so I hope I placed this topic in the right forum:

For some reason, I cannot connect to the internet anymore on my hp laptop. It stopped working about a few months ago, but I have other computers in the house, so I just ignored it for a while, hoping that it will just fix itself (wishful thinking, lol). Every time I try to open up an internet browser, the message "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage" is the only thing that shows up. What's even more strange is that there are 3 other laptops in my house (all running off of a wireless internet router), but they all connect to the internet just fine....I've tired rebooting the laptop, restarting the internet, etc. I'm not a computer genius so it could be a number of issues. I don't know what's going on...

Some additional info:

-My laptop is a Microsoft XP [Version 5.1.2600] Home Edition, HP Pavillion dv8000
-My computer has been currently set to automatically add updates
-I recently updated my iTunes about two months ago (and I can't place my purchased songs on my iPod because I can't connect to the iTunes store (which requires internet connection))
-This is the only laptop that uses a Belkin N1 Wireless Notebook Card
-I got rid of a virus off the computer last December, but it did not affect my internet connection (it still was working at the time)
-It says the wireless signal strength is excellent, however it also says "Wireless Network Connection 2 is not conne... Read more

A:Internet will not work anymore on my HP laptop

<<Local Area Connection: A network cable is unplugged", but I don't use any cords for this laptop anyway. I use wireless internet for it.>>

Probably indicates that your wired, onboard NIC is not connected. You can disable this in the BIOS, if you like.

As for your wireless connection...try deleting the connection and setting it up anew.


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As I stated in the title, any USB mouse that I connect does not work.
They used to work just a day before.

I tried using wired moused and wireless mouse. Wireless mouse lights up when I insert USB into laptop.

Other USB devices work when I plug them in the same port.

USB mouse is recognized and it says "This device is working properly." in device manager.

I tried all 4 ports in my laptop

It plays the beep usual "usb device connected" beep when I plug in the mouse.

A:All USB mice do not work anymore on laptop

Control Panel->Mouse, under the Hardware tab, what is listed when you have one plugged in?

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When I try to log into .NET Passport (HOTMAIL) Sign-in I get the following error message:

Type your .NET Passport sign-in e-mail address and password correctly. Remember, passwords are case-sensitive.
I have tried to reset my password but the secret answer to my question doesn't work.

How come I can still get my mail through OE which uses the same password?

My other three HOTMAIL accounts still work.



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I been getting some help from another forum user on the 'Am I infected' pages and have been directed to post my problem here.
Basically, an official looking Australia Post email was sent to me notifying of a parcel to be collected at the local post office and I needed to get a consignment doc to pick it up. As we receive many parcels, we did not think anything of it.
So realising it was potentially a virus, I posted in 'Am I infected' to be find out and remove. There did not seem to be any issues, but a week later a whole heap of warning windows suddenly popped up and since then I have been unable to use firefox and ie.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16521  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.51.2
Run by unknown at 16:31:54 on 2014-03-14
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.1790.622 [GMT 11:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {641105E6-77ED-3F35-A304-765193BCB75F}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {DF70E402-51D7-30BB-99B4-4D23E83BFDE2}
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c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
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A:Help, My browsers dont work anymore

Hi there,
yeah your computer is still infected!
Please run the following scans:Step 1
Please download TDSSKiller and save it to your Desktop.
Start tdsskiller.exe with administrator privileges.
Accept the EULA and the KSN Statement.
Click on Change parameters.
Make sure that all available options (except "Loaded modules") are checked and click OK.
Click on Start scan.
If any threats are found don't delete them but choose the Skip option for all of them.
Click on Report to open the log file. (It is also saved at C:\TDSSKiller.<version_date_time>_log.txt).
Copy and paste its contents in your next reply.
Step 2
Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.
Start FRST with administator privileges.
Make sure the option Addition.txt is checked and press the Scan button.
When finished, FRST will produce two logs (FRST.txt and Addition.txt) in the same directory the tool was run from.
Please copy and paste these logs in your next reply.

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Alright, so my brother comes to me a couple of days ago with an interesting issue: He uses Vista Home Premium, and as of May 13th when he went to sleep, his computer was perfect. Upon waking up the next morning, his computer didn't recognize his mouse. He has a PS2 mouse hooked up, and the PC just quit recognizing it. Thinking it was the mouse, I swapped it out for a new PS2. Nothing.

Thinking it might be the port, I decided to try a USB mouse. Nothing.

Deciding I was too lazy to do anything, I did a system restore back to the 13th and it worked perfectly. Upon restarting the computer, it didn't work...again.

So I try to transfer my diagnostic tool to the PC and see what's up. The device manager says that the unknown devices (USB mouse/flash drive) are there, but they don't show up.

Determining that this is therefore above my head, I just decided to ask you guys before I screw anything up. Any ideas?

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Hello guys, i am using Windows 7. Last few days my internet was every day worse. for example yesterday i was able to use youtube, today i was able to open some sites and now i can't even open I don't know what is happening. even when i trying to reach my router ( still nothing happening. Some people told me that my ip address is hijacked. Is that true? Please help

A:Solved: internet don' work anymore

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I am running Windows Vista Home Premium on a laptop HP Pavilion dv6000 and it was bought around february this year.
My computer automatically installed some updated without me noticing, and it restarted and everything (could the next windows version include an auto-save function for notepad, please? i lost everything i wrote, because i forgot to save...)... And when i logged in again, and everything kind of started properly... I realized that my wallpaper doesn't show up, no icons on the desktop, and the toolbar freezes and explorer.exe takes 50% cpu without doing anything at all.
now i can manage without the toolbar, but it is quite annoying anyway. the security updates i installed are (i'll just write the code numbers, because i am running windows in swedish)

and i have not installed service pack 1 yet. i didn't have enough space on my disk at first, but now i have deleted some files and there should be no problem to install the service pack 1, but when i click on "start installation", it just stops at "preparing installation".
edit: i got an error trying to install it. currently going to try the stand alone installation.

everything else runs just fine, and i don't see anything suspicious in the Task Manager, so it makes me think that it is not a virus.

does anyone have any ideas?

thanks for all comments.

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i dont know if this has been asked before but i need help after i rebooted all my .exe files just get the unknown program error anyone know how to fix this

A:Solved: .EXE wont work anymore

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Since today windowscentral app on phone and Laptop doesn't work anymore.
App opens but doesn' load new Content.

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I've tried to play youtube videos using both Firefox and IE but they've stopped working for youtube only.  No one else in my household has this issue so I tend to believe it's isolated to my machine.  I'm running Javascript and have the latest version of it and of Flash (Shockwave flash for Firefox?).  I couldn't say exactly when it stopped working or what I may have loaded, etc. to cause it because I don't watch it very often.  I did make sure the settings allow content to be cached on my computer during playback.  I am able to view other flash and html5 videos from other websites, just not from youtube.
Here's what happens:
Once in a while, after a reboot, it will play one video for me just fine but no more.  Normally, however, it does one of two things:  either it shows a snowy display and tells me to try again later (which NEVER works) or it starts to load and about 1 cm of the video loads (red line on progress) but that's all and nothing else.  If I position the cursor over the length of the progress line, I can see pictures of what the video would display at that point if it were playing but the main screen is always black.  On the rare occasion, I will get sound but the screen is always black.
Any ideas?

A:YouTube videos won't work anymore for me

No thoughts from anyone?

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My question involves not being able to use certain sites on the web, particularly Crossword Puzzle sites, as typically are on Newspapers online. This used to work; but since I 'cleaned' some things off my computer which I thought I no longer needed, the crosswords no longer work. I suspect it has something to do with Java (???).

When I go to the crossword site, everything comes up but the crossword itself; all I get there is a little red/blue square in the upper left corner where the crossword should appear.

I have tried re-installing IE 6, which I am using. This does not help. I have tried re-installing Win98 with similar lack of success. I am obviously missing something. Could it be a 'virtual machine'? (Whatever that is).

Any assistance anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated. I promise not to delete anymore dll's, etc., if I get this working right again.

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A:(Solved) Some web features do not work anymore

I did a Google search for "download Microsoft Virtual Machine" and got a lot of hits. Among them was this page where it offers a link to the download.

I didn't try it so if it doesn't work, do the above Google search until you find what you need.

Yes, randomly deleting .dll files is a recipe for disaster, alright.

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I have a HP 250 G4 Notebook PC.My cd-writer doesn't write anymore.  The issue is that it can read cds and dvds but, strangely, it can't write cds anymore.Please help me.Waiting for a reply. Thank you.


Try a different brand of media. If that does not work, it is likely a hardware issue. There are different lenses for different functions and one laser can go bad while the others still work. What software are you using to write to disks? It can also be a problem with the burning program. 

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i recently discovered that my cd and cdrw drive no longer work. i went through some basic troubleshooting i.e. uninstalled and reinstalled both drives and there drivers( i also physically disconnected and reconnected them both, still same messages), tried upgrading drivers. even plugged my cd drive into secondary plug on the "ribbon" my hard drive is on. still get the following messages:Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39) also, after reinstalling them I get: there was a problem installing your hardware it may not work properly...does anyone have any more suggestions........p.s. when i disonnected and reconnected them to the motherboard, windows does see them and tries to install them.

A:cd drives dont work anymore!!

I think I would definitely try a System Restore back to a point where I knew the drives were being reconginzed.

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I recently bought a new graphics card for my computer, and since then I've updated windows and installed it's drivers.
The problem I have had since buying the video card, is that no USB headset's now work with my computer.

I've tried updating my audio drivers (which doesn't give me any sound at all). To uninstalling and reinstalling drivers for both the headset and the audio itself.
So far nothing has worked, I have full speaker functionality, but no headsets will work, nor will the microphone on my webcam anymore either.
Is there perhaps more I can do?

I have system spec's in my profile, but if there is anything else I should post please let me know.

A:USB headset doesn't work anymore

If your USB ports are working. I would try the easy fix first.

Check your device manager and make sure the headset and driver is loaded and functioning.

In the start search box type "sound" (no quotes) and select sound. Your headset should show up as a device. It should be selected as default. For some apps you have to change this default back and forth because the code in the app is not written for a head set. I'll post a clip of my sound panel but it does not show a headset. I have none on this machine. But if yours is loaded correctly you will have it.

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Hi everyone. My setup is windows xp professional fully up to date, all windows updates. My system is protected by NOD32. Since today, my notepad stopped working. I can't open a txt file, I can't start notepad from start menu nor from in explorer (windows\notepad.exe).Also, my nod32 icon is missing in the toolbar. I tried to start it from start menu (the control center) but nothing happened.NOD32krnl is running though (as you can see in processes list). I now got the nod32 on demand scanner to work, but nothing yet. I also did a hijackthis scan, since I couldnt open the log file i downloaded notepad++, and everything was green/shield.I'm also doing a scan with regcleaner & ad-aware, but nothing seems to help. Google is not much of a friend either today...Can anyone help?Thx in advance!grtztaskmanager:

A:Notepad Doesn't Work Anymore

i also tried to run notepad in safe mode, but didnt work..

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this is strange. i cannot search for anything. i don't know how to explain it but i type in a search in google using ie7 and nothing happens. i can't log on to some pages i's just strange. never ran across this before. can someone please help me?????????????

A:google search does not work anymore

Can you be more descriptive of your problem? When you search, does it seem to be trying to open a new page? What kind of sites can you not view?

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yo guys, i got a real problem here.

yesterday, i tried to send an email, but it said that my ip was blocked/banned/watever because it had viruses or something in it. it said that i could remove myself by clicking the button at the bottom of the page. but it also said that i should remove the virus, or i will be blocked again. so i thought is hould get rid of the virus before i remove myself from the list, and i got crazy! i ran avira, avg, windows defender, adaware, and norton internet scanning to get rid of it. result: 33 tracking cookies deleted.

so today, i turned on comp. I have three emails. Two are inbox accounts and one is a myway account. My Thunderbird has the two inbox accounts in it. So as a "test", I clicked my first email account (in thunderbird) and sent a message to the second. 15 minutes later, 30 minutes later, it still didnt show up in my second email. i was like WTF?

So I sent a email to my myway account. I went into and checked email, and it also didnt show up. So then i sent a email to my account THROUGH my myway accoutn, and it still isnt showing up.

guys, wtf is going on?

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Hello, ive been scratching my head on this for a while.

Last week while playing a game, my Display just all of the sudden died. now given the fact that my 19" samsung monitor has some issues before and that its also 10 years old. i thought it must be the monitor, because i used to be able to just fixed it with a simple fiddle on the DVI port from the monitor.

However this time it didnt come back no matter what i do. so anyways, naturally i was thinking it was the cable, the monitor or the GPU. the GPU was the last thing i was thinking, so i bought a new cable, didn't work, i also bought a new 23" Samsung monitor, and still didnt work,

Now i bypassed the GPU, used VGA directly to my motherboard and both display works fine.

I have a GTX260 it only has 2 DVI ports, non of them wokrs with either monitor.

with my 23" monitor however there is some display, but its like random colors flashing and its just weird and it givs me a head ache. |

so with all that being written is it just possible for a GPU to just "die"?

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