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Forum: Hardware 08-06-2008, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,481
Posted By pctechmike
Re: random BSOD!

I found this, may work:
https://www.speedguide.net/read_articles.php?id=1497

Do you use a P2P program or something? If not, your computer possibly may be infected with something. Let me know if...
Forum: Hardware 08-06-2008, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,481
Posted By pctechmike
Re: random BSOD!

I found this, may work:
https://not42.com/2008/01/27/proximity-detection-failed-due-to-unknown-error-0x80004004/
Forum: Hardware 08-06-2008, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,481
Posted By pctechmike
Re: random BSOD!

You should be able to get some detail by viewing the event logs- Right click My Computer>Manage>Event Viewer>System Log. It will have some details there as a hint to what happened, and sometimes...
Forum: Software and Operating Systems 08-06-2008, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By pctechmike
Re: Problems With My Father's Desktop

I agree with A True Folder, you should try a repair installation. It sounds like explorer is corrupt- a repair should fix this easily- and you won't have to reinstall everything as you would with a...
Forum: Networking | DNS 08-06-2008, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,722
Posted By pctechmike
Re: Unable to connect to mapped drive

When the drive was mapped, was it set to automatically reconnect at login? I'm assuming this is setup as a small network, which doesn't use network scripts to map drives. It sounds like the drive is...
Forum: Hardware 08-04-2008, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By pctechmike
Re: Battery life...

Most people don't realize that if you work on your laptop all the time, and leave it plugged in, this will eventually damage the battery, and cause problems such as what you are experiencing. About...
Forum: Hardware 06-19-2008, 02:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 869
Posted By pctechmike
Re: Emachine Problem

How many times does it "beep"?

If it's just one beep, this means the computer passed the POST (power on self test), and then will attempt to search for a boot device (should be your hard drive)....
Forum: Software and Operating Systems 06-19-2008, 01:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By pctechmike
Re: windows xp, no sound

You need to find out what motherboard you have, and visit the Website to download the drivers- unless you have the disc that come with your computer. This is why you have no sound, 16 bit graphics,...
Forum: Software and Operating Systems 06-19-2008, 01:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,337
Posted By pctechmike
Re: Is your Windows legal?

I consider mine legal- the company I worked for several years ago used to purchase COA's only- which I don't think is totally legal, but a COA of XP Pro only cost me $45 US, and it validates as...
Forum: Hardware 06-13-2008, 01:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By pctechmike
Re: Problem with BIOS recognizing CD drive

Sounds like the controller, or the drive has gone bad. Have you tried the drive on a different controller? Trying another drive if you have one handy would be ideal too. Not much you can do other...
Forum: Cyber Safety and Computer Security 06-13-2008, 01:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 806
Posted By pctechmike
Re: I have a virus please help

Sounds like you have a bad case of spyware. Do you currently have antivirus protection? If so, which brand? I would recommend booting into safe mode (tapping F8 while rebooting) with networking,...
Forum: Software and Operating Systems 06-13-2008, 01:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,028
Posted By pctechmike
Re: Relogin share as different user/pass

You should be able to do this if the file server is XP Pro or Server version. Simply give permissions by user, and not by group. When you log out of your current session, and login as a different...
Forum: Hardware 06-06-2008, 02:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By pctechmike
Re: Corruption in file NTFS.sys.

Technically speaking- your computer does startup, or else you wouldn't see the message at all. From this standpoint, I was assuming you are able to boot to the CD ROM drive, with the Windows disc,...
Forum: Hardware 06-06-2008, 02:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By pctechmike
Re: Laptop has started shutting off at random!

If the laptop is suddenly shutting down- then this is usually a sign of overheating. Many laptops have a feature that will shut themselves down rather than "fry". Is the laptop very hot when it does...
Forum: Hardware 06-06-2008, 02:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By pctechmike
Re: Corruption in file NTFS.sys.

Have you tried this:
https://support.microsoft.com/kb/822800

I've had this happen a long time ago, and reloading was the only thing that solved it. The above may work for you though. Worth a try.
Forum: Hardware 06-06-2008, 02:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By pctechmike
Re: Help Please!!!

Even though it is new, it may have bad hardware- run a diag on the hard drive to see what it comes up with. Since it is so new, I would call HP and complain- maybe there is a defect in that model?...
Forum: Software and Operating Systems 06-06-2008, 02:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 946
Posted By pctechmike
Re: Unix or Linux

If you're just starting out exploring these options, I would recommend Linux first. Linux will allow you to have a nice looking GUI, with most of the command line options available in UNIX. Since...
Forum: Networking | DNS 06-05-2008, 12:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,724
Posted By pctechmike
Re: I Cannot Ping my IP Address...

Most routers come with an automatic block of ping- check inside your router for an option to allow ping (although this is not necessary, IMO). In order to view your Web pages on Apache from home, you...
Forum: Cyber Safety and Computer Security 06-03-2008, 02:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 914
Posted By pctechmike
Re: How do I fix what spyware has done?

I agree with mr pickles, somewhat. Your computer is heavily infected with viruses/spyware/adware, but I wouldn't recommend a reformat just yet. Before you do any of the below, try to backup as much...
Forum: Software and Operating Systems 09-20-2007, 11:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By pctechmike
Re: Which linux to use?

You may want to try PCLinux- it's pretty easy to use. There are many that like Ubuntu, but I prefer PCLinux over Ubuntu. Many Linux distros come as live CD's now, you should download several, and run...
Forum: General Hosting 09-13-2007, 12:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,736
Posted By pctechmike
Re: Difference between addon and parked domains?

I disagree- the main thing you have to do, is contact your host once your account is setup, and get the registar information. You can then change the infromation needed, such as DNS if you switch...
Forum: Cyber Safety and Computer Security 09-12-2007, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By pctechmike
Re: VMware Security

P2P file sharing in legal in Canada?!? Does the RIAA know?

Serious???

Learn something new every day:D
Forum: Software and Operating Systems 09-12-2007, 11:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 529
Posted By pctechmike
Re: Windows XP Requirements Help

Some info:
https://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/upgrading/sysreqs.mspx

There is no minimum file system type- you should use NTFS with XP.
Memory Management- you mean maximum memory?...
Forum: Cyber Safety and Computer Security 09-12-2007, 11:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By pctechmike
Re: VMware Security

Description under the Security/Hacking forum:

Discussion on security issuses/hack attacks and security consulting. Please note that we can't active promote, discuss hacking scripts with ilegal...
Forum: Software and Operating Systems 05-12-2007, 12:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By pctechmike
Re: Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Something has caused real problems with you browser- Internet Explorer. A quick fix would be to download a more stable browser, such as FireFox, Opera, or even Netscape- if the site you are going to...
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