I have this installed as the rewards appear good & have read the privacy agreement so it sounds OK to me. I just realised earlier that I logged into my bank account when I was on it. Should I worry?
I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.
I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.
You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/directdownload.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)
From what I've read it's a safe plugin. The only negative things I could find were that it may slow down your pc's performance, and people are not getting paid like they are supposed to be.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/497161/is-nuargo-web-tracker-safe/
I heard there's some certification to mount ESD safe equipment (ESD mats, etc) at computer workshops and other ESD safe environments. Could I get this certification myself in London? Is it expensive?
OR domestic (U.S) http://www.dekra-certification.us/en/electrostatic-discharge-esd
HI, I was wondering if it is safe to use an atx psu on a motherboard with an eatx power connector. The motherboard has a 24-pin eatx and a 4-pin atx 12v connector. I bought the motherboard and started using an atx psu and everything seems to work ok then realized after it was an eatx power connector on the motherboard. Are there eatx psu's? Thanks
EATX is a form factor (12"x13") not a power connector. I'm assuming you are talking about using a PSU with a 20 pin (old ATX) connector with a newer motherboard that has a 24 pin (current ATX) connector. If that is the case you will need to consult your motherboard's manual. Some 24 pin boards run fine with only 20 pins some don't. The issue is that each pin in only rated to carry a certain amount of current (Amps). If you overload one of these pins your risk burning or melting the ATX connector on either the PSU, Motherboard, or both.
I am working on a Toshiba L750 laptop with Windows 7, it was booting to the desktop for a few seconds and then turning off, if I boot into safe mode it works fine. Thinking it was software related I am in the process of reloading the software using the recovery partition software but it seems to be now doing the same now it loading the various programs on top of windows.
Any suggestions gladly received.
I would suspect the graphic card driver, or that the screen resolution is set too high.
Safe mode boots the pc with the minimum, but working MS drivers.
You could try safe mode, then device manager, and uninstall the graphic card driver. Then do a normal boot .
Windows should fall back to a reliable MS driver running in SVGA mode, or just above that. It should be stable.
I would also run 'sfc /scannow', to try to correct any simple Windows O/S problems.
Best source for the drivers would be Toshiba's site.
( Of course it could also be overheating but not if it's fine in safe mode.)
I am writing because from few weeks I can not solve this problem of connection:
if the computer is in safe mode there aren't problems, while in normal mode, the following programs don't connect / update:
Internet Explorer 11, Dropbox, Malwarebytes, Mozilla Thunderbird, Flash player update, Java update, StartUp Delayer.
While Firefox, Chrome, Emsisoft Anti-Malware (Antivirus), Online Armor (firewall), and other programs work and update normally.
I've tried and tried various "solutions" found in the Web and in the Forums, but without any result.
I noticed that Dropbox and StartUp Delayer "tell" me that's is probably a Proxy problem.
I honestly have never used a proxy, and tried in every way possible to disable any proxy, but nothing changed, same issue.
I tried uninstalling antivirus and firewall, but the issue still remain, the same as resetting the connection settings and even Windows Firewall (which is usually disabled).
This problem is present both with ethernet connection and wireless.
I use a HP dv6000 notebook with Windows Professional 64bit.
I thank you if you can help me, because I really don't know how to fix this problem =/
I MIRACULOUSLY solved this situation!
Among the many details I forgot to say that for the connection I use a router, and after several attempts to copy the settings from a computer connected to the same network, I tried to enter the DNS entry of the parameter TCP/IPv4 (in connection properties) 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.1.7 ..and all began to work perfectly.
I can not explain, howeve, why the other computer works even without these two values.
But I'm happy that this (strange) situation is solved, and hope this can help someone else
Have a nice day,
I bought a i5-3570k for future proofing so I could eventually curious. I am a tad bit curious, is it possible to slightly overclock/turbo my processor? Is the slight boost worth it? I wish to know I fit is safe doing so with a stock cooler.
I wish to know I fit is safe doing so with a stock cooler.Click to expand...
In my opinion, it is safe to slightly over-clock with a stock cooler. However I personally wouldn't even bother, until I had better cooler.
I tried to update a network controller driver on a homemade XP Computer I got the fatal blue screen after the NVidia slash screen It was an nforce driver Windows would not start I tried to get into safe mode to do a restore But no mouse or keyboard is reading Is there a way to do a system restore at start up with out going to safe mode use Can't Keyboard or mouse safe mode in By the way I don t have a XP CD I do have a product key HELP you XP Gurus Oh and Can't use mouse or Keyboard in safe mode it is really hard to get into even safe mode I saw BIOS once when pressing the Esc button But now it just goes to set up Every F button give me the option of boot menu F or Set up Delete But no matter what I hit it goes into setup The keyboard works fine in that screen But as soon as the safe mode boots up Can t use mouse or keyboard Someone told me could Can't use mouse or Keyboard in safe mode be motherboard did I do thaaaat Again HELP HELP HELP Thanks Ynotbme nbsp
You can download a windows 7 ISO onto a USB flash drive or cd or dvd. Contact where you bought your windows 7 and they will give you a link to download the iso. or maybe you can search the web for a ISO and enter your key later. I don't know if you will be able to navigate without a keyboard and mouse, maybe they will work in the windows 7 setup like your thinking.
p.s. I meant windows XP not 7. Iv done it with 7 I don't see why you cant with XP>
I want to overclock my AMD Athlon II X2 245 Processor Bus frequency in BIOS doing so will cause any side effects to my system? can I do so?
Motherboard: ASUS M4N68T-M V2
CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 245
RAM: 2GB DDR3
HDD: 80 GB
It's almost always safe to attempt an overclock on a CPU, however it is unsafe to be careless with your overclock.
You're likely to be limited by your CPU cooler if you are using the stock heat sink, and it is not good for your CPU to overheat. However you can probably still get a decent overclock that should make a noticeable difference
Increase the clock speeds nice and slow, checking the temperatures each time whilst running a stress test (such as Prime95). I'd recommend keeping the temperatures below 80 degrees (Celsius) at 100% load, maybe a bit lower if you live in a hot place (the temperature may increase during the hottest part of the day). When you've reached a nice temperature, run Prime for at least 12-24 hours to ensure that the clock is stable.
I just noticed: Bus frequency? Why not adjust the multiplier? I'd do that first.
How do I solve this? I have the following anti virus/malware programmes (I realise I probably have to uninstall some as I have too many, but which ones shall I uninstall?):
spybot - search & destroy
First, let's see about accessing the net itself - -
get a command prompt (start->run->cmd OR start->search->cmd)
enter PING 126.96.36.199
and then PING GOOGLE.COM
both of these should show timing results and neither should timeout or have errors.
post back with your results.
I hav a intel core i5 2320 processor 3ghz,a NVIDIA GEFORCE GTS 250 graphics card,8 gb ram....
bt when I play call of duty 4 modern warfare and check my cpu temperature with speccy program......my processor and graphics card temperatue is between 65-70c and sometimes processor temperature goes beyond 70c.......jst want to confirm whether its safe????
Are you using the stock CPU cooler or an aftermarket one? 70C on the stock cooler is probably expected and won't damage your CPU. 70C on the GPU is very normal.
I checked the voltage with both BIOS and Intel desktop utilities, it's 1.6V when set at default BIOS settings. The RAM is APACER 1333Mhz (2 sticks, 4 GB each), and the motherboard is Intel dh67cl.
Why is the default voltage for my RAM 1.6V? Should the default voltage be that high?
Well the only major difference between 1.5V and 1.65V RAM is that the 1.65V is a little hotter. also It draws more power.
I'm not a big RAM expert though, I only know the basics of latency and timings and stuff, so I'm sure someone else will be able to help you out.
Everything on it is OEM, but I plan on getting a new gpu soon, because my current one sucks. Specs:
CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 240 2.8 GHz
GPU: Nvidia Geforce 6150SE nForce 430
Mobo: Pegatron 2A6C Chipset Nvidia MCP61
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. v6.01 9/29/10
If its an OEM machine its likely that the options required to overclock your cpu in bios will be locked. Gpu should not be a problem with some third party software.
Read some overclock guides here at techspot, watch your temps and you should be good to go.
So i just got this nice little HP mini 110 netbook and i have a copy of the sims 2 double deluxe game. It's able to run just fine as long as i only play the base game if i go unto the nightlife expansion it's a bit laggy. systemrequirements labs says that my netbook cannot run the game because it requires a T & L capable graphics card. My question is, would it harm my netbook in any way to play the game without the T & L graphics card? And also why would it say i cannot run it if i can? My netbook has a intel atom N455 Processor (1.66 Ghz), 320 gb hard drive, intel graphics accelerator 3150 with shared graphics memory.
I f someone could please answer me, im so hooked on sims 2 but don,t want to ruin my pc playing it
No, it will not hurt the netbook
Hi there everyone.
I recently purchased a new PCI sound card, Asus Xonar DG 5.1, for my computer. I am pretty new to actually putting things in my computer lol and so I am asking for help . I have a GeForce GTX 280 and those who know about this card, its a pretty big video card and so I hardly have space for the PCI slot. I put in the sound card like this:
I was just wondering if this is safe and okay to do? Is it possible for the sound card to melt from the heat of the GFX card and the computer itself?
Thank you very much!
It should be fine. It's not blocking the GeForce card fan
Yo, all i could think of is to use keyboard menu shortcuts blindfolded, i found instructions from this forum to do so, but only for XP SP1 and SP2, which dont seem to work, i assume because i hvae SP3
can you revert to an old save point in system restore?
I am building a new rig. I can get parts from the US for free (no shipping cost), most parts are much much cheaper in the US. I am buying my video card here in The Netherlands. Will the parts be safe during shipping (by plane)? And are there certain parts that can easily break or might not work properly? I have seen some people on the internet complaining about parts not working properly when they bought them. In that case, I could send them back I guess, but that wouldnt be free. Any suggestions on what I do?
Checking file system on C The type of the file system is NTFS One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency You may cancel the disk check but it is strongly recommended safe? log CHKDSK? data saying? SSD What my is Is the that you continue CHKDSK? What is the log saying? Is my SSD data safe? Windows will now check the disk CHKDSK is verifying files stage of file records processed File verification completed Deleting orphan file record segment Deleting orphan file record segment Deleting orphan file record segment Deleting orphan file record segment Deleting orphan file record segment Deleting orphan file record segment Deleting orphan file record segment Deleting orphan file record segment Deleting orphan file record segment Deleting orphan file record segment Deleting orphan file record segment Deleting orphan file record segment large file records processed bad file records processed EA records processed reparse records processed CHKDSK is verifying indexes stage of Index entry hiberfil sys of index I in CHKDSK? What is the log saying? Is my SSD data safe? file x points to unused file xa Deleting index entry hiberfil sys in index I of file Index entry pagefile sys of index I in file x points to unused file xa CHKDSK? What is the log saying? Is my SSD data safe? Deleting index entry pagefile sys in index I of file Index entry diagerr xml of index I in file x c points to unused file xa Deleting index entry diagerr xml in index I of file Index entry diagwrn xml of index I in file x c points to unused file xa Deleting index entry diagwrn xml in index I of file Index entry MainQueueOnline que of index I in file x c points to unused file xa Deleting index entry MainQueueOnline que in index I of file Index entry MAINQU QUE of index I in file x c points to unused file xa Deleting index entry MAINQU QUE in index I of file Index entry setup etl of index I in file x c points to unused file xa a Deleting index entry setup etl in index I of file Index entry setup exe of index I in file x c points to unused file xa Deleting index entry setup exe in index I of file Index entry setupact log of index I in file x c points to unused file xa Deleting index entry setupact log in index I of file Index entry setuperr log of index I in file x c points to unused file xa Deleting index entry setuperr log in index I of file Index entry setupinfo of index I in file x c points to unused file xa Deleting index entry setupinfo in index I of file Index entry SETUPI of index I in file x c points to unused file xa Deleting index entry SETUPI in index I of file Index entry MountPointManagerRemoteDatabase of index I in file x c points to unused file xa Deleting index entry MountPointManagerRemoteDatabase in index I of file Index entry MOUNTP of index I in file x c points to unused file xa Deleting index entry MOUNTP in index I of file Index entry Microsoft VisualStudio Tools Applications Runtime v ni dll of index I in file x b points to unused file xa b Deleting index entry Microsoft VisualStudio Tools Applications Runtime v ni dll in index I of file Index entry MICROS DLL of index I in file x b points to unused file xa b Deleting index entry MICROS DLL in index I of file index entries processed Index verification completed unindexed files scanned unindexed files recovered CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors stage of file SDs SIDs processed Cleaning up unused index entries from index SII of file x Cleaning up unused index entries from index SDH of file x Cleaning up unused security descriptors Security descriptor verification completed data files processed CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal USN bytes processed Usn Journal verification completed CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the master file table MFT bitmap CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the volume bitmap Windows has made corrections to the file system KB total disk space KB in files KB in indexes KB in bad sectors KB in use by the system KB occupied by the l... Read more
you might have had some corrupted files or sectors. if CHKDSK does it's thing, you should be ok.
Dell XPS an GT Nvidia video card Computer will be fine then all the sudden i get all of these lines and weird colors at top and bottom screen and computer freezes I reboot and all through the splash screen and where i enter password i have weird lines and shapes When the logo comes up i have a double of it on side of the screen but its all distorted Right when Window goes to load my monitor goes dark and just get the orange lite on the monitors on off button When i again reboot and go into safe mode i still have all those wavy lines and if i move the mouse around the screen even lines mode! an colors in Wavy safe weird it clears it up some Its like im getting interfernce on my screen Wavy lines an weird colors even in safe mode! Now ive disabled through Device Manager my Wavy lines an weird colors even in safe mode! video card but still have the issue But i dont always Wavy lines an weird colors even in safe mode! have this issue Right now its working but then after awhile it just hit and freeze computer Talked to Dell and he just did the updated Drivers for Video card which i did a week ago He know wants to reset my computer back to factory settings which sucks cause i lose all the video s i have Is it my Video card going bad a Virus or something else Please help before Dell talks me into something stupid nbsp
Normally a virus won't do such things.. It is your card but disabling the video card in device manager and continuing using the video card port wont change anything you must go back using the onboard card port if your mobo have any then you may see the difference.
Also if you recently update try to rollback to previous version to see and if the same then use the onboard video to see and if it work on onboard video therefore your video card is faulty.
What are the maximum safe operating temps for most GPUs?
Namely I am talking about the GTX460 1024 MB or the 560 Ti...
You'd think this information would be easy to find but I can't seem to.
I just want to know what is safe and what isn't to see if I have to adjust the cooling in my system to accommodate these cards...
Both AMD and Nvidia list the max TDP of their GPU's as 105C. on average most cards will run @ 65-85C under load.
Gateway GM e Windows Vista Home freezing and Mouse mode safe in of out Premium Intel Core E dual core processor Installed MB DDR MHz PC - dual channel memory GB RPM SATA II hard drive All appears normal but after touching the mouse the problems are apparent The mouse freezes all over the screen I have to do a large sweep and then tiny micro-movements to select and icon The programs load super slow and the mouse is skipping all over the screen When the Pc is turned on the gateway screen is on for over a minute then the monitor turns off and then back on the loading bar pauses many times as it starts up It eventually loads but then the mouse doesn t move The pc makes a grinding clicking sound when the mouse moves but then the mouse freezes and the noise stops I am at a loss for words I have been through a lot with this pc from last month when it stopped turning on It has come a long way and I feel like it am almost done but something isn t right I am hoping it is not the motherboard but I cannot think of anything else it could be These are the steps i have taken to fix my pc Checked PC to make sure drivers were up to date Defragged the hard-drive registry cleaner Removed all dust replaced thermal paste on cpu Did a recovery that formatted the hard drive and reinstalled the OS Installed Antec PSU Replaced CPU Fan Opened safemode and mouse still freezes It seems that as soon as the Pc starts the problem is already at work It all started after I install some phone software but after the format I would think if it was a software issue it would have been resolved Thanks for any help you can Mouse freezing in and out of safe mode offer nbsp
First I would advise you never use a registry cleaner unless you know exactly what it is removing, they can do more harm than good.
My first thought is that your hard drive may be failing so please follow this guide to run the manufacturer's diagnostics.
Identify the make of your hard drive and then use one of the links below to get the manufacturers diagnostic for ISO CD. Burn the image file to a CD, boot the PC with the disc in the drive and run the diagnostics. You first need to set the CD drive to 1st in the boot order in the Bios setup.
If you do not have an image burner use this free software to make the CD.
Seagate, Maxtor & Quantum:http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads
Toshiba Fujitsu: http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=SoftwareUtilities#diagnostic
If you have a Toshiba hard drive I would suggest the use of the diagnostics from the Seagate link as this will work on all makes of drive and on any OS.Click to expand...
A few weeks ago, my wife's laptop had a problem with malware. Microsoft security essentials took care of it. After that she ran a full scan. Ever since she ran that full scan, she can only connect to the internet in safe mode. Other than that, her computer seems to be working fine.
She has Windows 7 and Internet explorer 8.
You are most likely looking at a driver issue. Tell us the make of your laptop.
Alright, So today i began playing brink- Had everything on Max settings etc. My comp got pretty loud due to sucky stock CPU cooler on my AMD 965BE processor, so i decided to check the temperatures during gaming. I seen my CPU hit 55c , which i think isn't exactly too bad considering my cooling situation, but I'm not completely sure if i should game with it constantly getting that hot.
I do plan to replacing it in the next week or two, do you guys think i will be fine until i grab my new CPU cooler?
Thanks In advance
At 55, I think you're fine.
I seem to be experiencing really high GPU temps when playing Brink. I have a GTX570 Superclocked, with 2 24" monitors. Case and card are both free of any dust build up. The card is only 3months old, it idels at around 50c and max temp ive seen even running Crysis 2 is only 65c/68c. however when playing Brink(1980*1050, everything on medium) my GPU temp went to 85c! Fan speed was set manualy to 85%(cant go any higher using EVGA Precision). Can anyone tell me if this is safe/ok? My specs E8500, Asus P5N32-E SLI, 4Gb DDR2 667Mhz, Corsair 650W PSU, Antec 900 with 4 120mm and 1 200mm
Seems a little warm on idle but that may be because your house is warm.
Other than that 85 sounds about right at 100% gpu load.
I would however turn your fan speed back to auto, and monitor fan speed in game to see if it rises above 85% speed itself, and also your temps.
I have an IBM T41 XP SP2 that was connecting fine then connected for 5 min or so and had to reboot to get back on line. Now it wont connect at all unless in safe mode. Have 2 other computers in the house that work fine one is wired one is wireless. The one having issues will not work wired or wireless. Have tried adware virus scan search and destroy, and malware. Still no go. Thanks in advance.
Attached is my Hijack this log
What were you doing that required you to reboot? A possible software installation or update that may have knocked the ethernet and wifi drivers out of wack.
have you checked your tcp/ip settings? are you getting an ip at all? is it set to dhcp or set to static ip?
Also when you open your browser in the network settings. It could be possible that theres a proxy ip in the settings. This can be caused by adware and spyware. Though you said scans came up clean, its still worth to check.
What browser are you running? Internet explorer, firefox, google chrome?
Also what antivirus/firewall software are you running.
I do see black ice in the hijackthis log.
Also have you checked device manager to see if there are any driver issues with the Ethernet card or wireless card? I highly doubt this is a driver issue. Not to often do i see both wired and wireless drivers go bad. But i have very rarely seen a computer lose all its drivers due to a virus.
Hijack this log really didnt really show me much that could cause the problem.
I just recovered from accidentally disabling my display adapter I logged into linux see, mode or Accidentally work disabled VGA safe adapter can't won't mode display and to get on the net and found the thread solved by Spike and also by glowingnissan on this issue and found that neither of these threads solved the problem exactly Spikes solution finally ended Accidentally disabled display adapter and can't see, safe mode or VGA mode won't work up working with one change and I thought I would post it here in case anyone else had the same gut wrenching experience thanks Microsoft Phenomena accidentally disabled the display adapter and after the XP loading screen you get nothing Dead monitor Safe mode hangs each time and quot VGA Mode quot does nothing different Solution Here is Spikes original solution thanks Spike with a note for step Also beware of quot found new hardware quot wizard etc popping up at system startup interfereing with these instructions I recommend pressing alt-f Accidentally disabled display adapter and can't see, safe mode or VGA mode won't work a few times after startup to make sure any startup programs get closed and then doing these instructions Good Luck Log Accidentally disabled display adapter and can't see, safe mode or VGA mode won't work in If you log in automatically all well and good if not use the up and down arrow keys to go to your user and hit enter to select if you normally have to enter a password then do it now and hit enter again press and hold the windows key and tap R this is the keyboard shortcut to the run box type quot devmgmt msc quot without the quotes and hit Enter this opens device manager wait a few moments to make sure device manager is open and then hit the TAB key once this brings the selection onto the device list cancel this step and jump to step with SP as you start in device view by type as default and pressing alt-v will pop you into the view menu new hit ALT V together which switches to viewing devices by type hit D TWICE which should bring you to Display Adapters hit the RIGHT cursor key to open the dropdown selection and right again to go to the first device in that selection hit Alt A together to open the context menu for your adaptor assuming it s the first in the list hit the Down cursor key which selects Enable note if you ve got the wrong device this will select disable for that device then hit Enter to enable it If you get a number of dialogues as I just did for a seperate device I m not about to disable my own display just use a combination of enter Y for yes until they are finished I found that pressing Y Y enabled the adapter and then proceeded to reboot your system Having speakers on may help for this process so giving you a few audio cues for what you re doing I just went through this entire process on my machin as I typed it so I know it works of course I know this because I was looking at it be carefull you don t mistype or hit the wrong keys nbsp
The shortcut keys in Device Manager apply only to English OS, of course.
i have uninstalled my norton and turned off every firewall i could find,turned addons off turned them on....can anyone help?
Define Internet? Your internet browser or your connection?
into command promt and see if you get ping replies.
If you do, it means you have internet but your browser doesn't, so it's either set up incorrectly or something (a crash?) caused something to be damaged. Try either reinstalling your browser or trying a new browser.
If you don't get ping replies, and you're not connected to the internet at all, that means that something that runs in normal mode (that doesn't in safe mode) is blocking your internet, or causing your connection settings to change. If your connection settings are all correct, then it may be a malicious program? I'm just guessing I dont know much in this field, but I would advise scanning for viruses and see what happens.
I have an HP pavilion dv2915nr laptop and I broke the screen so I removed that and hooked it up to a spare monitor.
Everything was going great until I accidentally knocked out the video cable when I was using the computer and now, every time I turn on the computer, the display shows there's no signal right after the windows loading screen. It'll only work in safe mode or if I uninstall the display adapter driver.
I don't really know what happened - I hope I don't have to replace the graphics card or anything. Please help!
Turn computer on, it only gets to the black screen w dell on it and lower right corner shows f2 set up and f12 boot options but those don't work,will not start up n safe mode
Were there any symptoms/problems prior to this?
Remove the battery. Hold the power button down for 30 seconds. Try to boot with and without the battery.
If F2 and F12 don't work you have a serious problem,
Have you tried booting from a CD/DVD?
I'm working on a little Gateway that doesn't have a cd drive and I can't find a style name. The computer was dropped. It boots in a loop of the Microsoft logo and the Gateway logo. Can't get to safe mode and not getting a post beep. It has usb ports. Can I take out the hard drive and slave it to my desktop?
It sounds like when the laptop was dropped the HDD was damaged, i have seen this happen a few times. Even drops from a foot or two can make the HDD useless. IF the HDD that you need to hook up to a desktop is SATA then all you need to do is put it into a desktop that has SATA too. then you could try to recover the data. If the HDD is IDE then you will need a Laptop 2.5" to Desktop 3.5" IDE Hard Drive Adapter Converter like this one for $8
I have a new at amp t u-verse wire hgv router modem w wifi a b g dissabled linked via cat cable to a netgear wndr a b g n because its better I set my connected netgear to dmz plus mode in the the wire lan settings I could nt find a bridge mode or a way to disable pvc search and i my & safe linked Are routers? for netgear settings 2wire turned off the dhcp in the netgears settings my desktop pc is wired to the netgear and all wireless ipad Are my settings safe for linked 2wire & netgear routers? iphones netbooks ps wii and dsi s are also through the netgear The netgear has a firewall right Is my setup as safe as it was when it was a cable modem Are my settings safe for linked 2wire & netgear routers? through the netgear will the netgear firewall protect me everything seems to be working ok but i don t want any suprises just to clarify when turning on dmz plus mode in the wire settings I had to choose which attatched device to give dmz plus access opens the firewall to in amp out traffic for that device as I understand it to but the netgears settings are not set to dmz plus mode just dhcp dissabled The netgear is used only for wifi and shared internet connection and not a home network Your help will be greatly appreciated nbsp
I think you'd be better setting up your AT&T router as a switch, and then running your Netgear router as your main router.
DHCP should be setup on the Netgear router, and then that used to assign IP addresses to your networked devices.
Your AT&T one should have wireless disabled, DHCP disabled, and be assigned a static IP address. You can then use a cat 5 ethernet cable to connect the two routers.
Most of all, I would be setting up the AT&T as a DMZ, because you want the extra security it provides by isolating the internet from your private network (Netgear router).
In your situation you want the AT&T router to act purely as a switch, and nothing more. Your Netgear router can handle everything else. You also need to be aware that setting up a DMZ is more for public network devices, e.g. for webservers, so you can place them in the "public" area for net access, and hide your private network (Netgear in your case) away from it. You do not want to be connecting any devices to your AT&T router if it has DMZ enabled.
Here is a good, brief read on what DMZ is.
Okay first of all I know nothing about PSU s I ve been doing some research but everything is so damn confussing to me I only want to upgrade my PSU because somebody pcper com said a to want help choose me Anyone PSU? safe that the Q-Tek Anyone want to help me choose a safe PSU? W that I have is very unsafe and will probably be the death of my new system and possibly burn down my house Lol Here is my system ASUS Crosshair II Formula This is all I really know that is connected Anyone want to help me choose a safe PSU? to the mainboard Maxtor GB SATA HDD SONY CD-RW CRX E ATA Device x x x CD-RW NEC DVD RW ND- A ATA Device NVIDIA nForce a a SLI Onboard Video two mm V fans one mm V case fan I want to upgrade the PSU to a realible branded PSU that can handle my current setup and possibly will be able to handle -way SLI i ll doubt i ll ever need to go as far as -way my problem is that I don t know Anyone want to help me choose a safe PSU? which brands are safe to buy and which PSU s will have the right connections for my mobo However i ve been told that this is my best option HERE but if i m honest I don t have - to spend right now on a PSU plus would it have enough molex connections as some i ve been looking at only have ONE and the rest are pins connectors I d like to spend something around - but obviously my biggest concern is how safe the PSU is when leaving the system running overnight Would any of these be okay HERE HERE HERE If not can somebody explain what wrong with these PSU s so that I can aviod similar PSU s also can anybody recommend a safe PSU within my price range Thankyou in advance nbsp
Its too low for SLI, but I fitted this to my missus' quad core PC the other day, and was seriously impressed with the number of connectors, and the length of them!
Looking at your spec's it would be more than adequate for use in your system.
For reference, my missus' PC:
Intel Core2Quad Q8200 (2.33GHz)
Foxconn motherboard mATX
2GB DDR 800 RAM
2x DVD drives
2x SATA HDD's (160GB & 500GB)
2x 120mm Fans
Nvidia GT220 GPU
If SLI support is a long way off, I would highly recommend this PSU.
This would be handy for moderate SLI support (e.g. GTX460's): OCZ ModXStream Pro 500w Silent SLI Certified Modular Power Supply.
I plan on getting this for my system, my aim is for 1GB GTX460's.
In regards to your links, both from Yoyotech.co.uk I wouldn't bother with, the OCZ is the same as I linked ironically, even though I never checked your links til after I'd replied.
Hi Recently my PC a Dell Dimension E started having graphical problems The problem started when I had left my PC to make a drink when I returned to the PC the screen was in Powersave mode but when I moved the mouse and used the Keyboard it did not return to the Normal mode it stayed in Powersave at Corrupt safe Dell for in boot Dimension E520 screen and problems mode and the PC sounded Corrupt screen problems at boot and in safe mode for Dell Dimension E520 like it was still running at full speed The PC power button was non-responsive so I had to turn the PC off at the plug After booting up I noticed the screen was corrupt with lots of distorted multi coloured lines or blocks and random rows of symbols anyone of or a symbol I do not know how to type It would be like this all through boot and even in Safemode However when I get to Login the random symbols disappear but the lines remain making it almost impossible to use Once or twice at login the computer screen went back and locked in to Powersave Once at boot it came up with an error with a message stating a certain function was repeating itself so was closed but I cannot remeber the function and this has happened once out of odd boots I have tried searching for this problem online but I cannot seem to find an answer I have attached a picture of the problem at Boot PROBLEMS Streaky distorted multi-coloured lines at Boot and in Safemode Random lines of symbols and other unknown symbol at boot and safemode Streaky distorted lines persist at and after login Any help would be greatly appreciated thankyou nbsp
looks like your screen card has failed.
is your computer still under warranty?
I have a Satellite A55-S3061. It will not boot to up correctly.
So I install a FRESH copy of XP pro. But now during the XP setup first state when it restart the laptop automatically. Then when it starts it loop at Windows Advance Option Menu. Does not matter I DO, even tried installing windows with another copy that I borrow from a friend. Same issue.
BTW tried all option including Last known good configuration.
I did say I install a fresh copy with now file on the hard driver. ( Don't I )
I even remove the HDD from the laptop and place it into a desktop to make sure it was completely formatted correctly.
Even had the ram replace.
oh.......hmmmmmm the laptop keep beeping
Any ideas? :suspiciou
The beep codes can tell you a lot. Look elsewhere on this site for Beep Codes
How old is the hard drive?
Could it be over-heating caused by air channels plugged with dust and lint?
How much memory do you have installed?
Did this happen after you upgraded something, or installed new software or a new device?
my pc never did this until now. it never showed any symptoms of anything.then when i turn it on it freezes on the bios screen, the screen with boot options, or if it goes successfully through all this it just goes to black screen and stay like that. the bios detects everything but when i insert the xp installation disk the pc doesn't even detect it. when i try to start safe mode it freezes on cfadisk. Please help me
If you have another computer available and are able to burn a CD .iso download this http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/downloads/dft32_v416_b00.iso
Burn to CD, boot to disc and run test. This is Drive Fitness Test and will tell you if you have a bad hard drive or not. It is free and easy to use. Be sure to run advanced test instead of quick test.
So last night I was on my laptop normal safe boot won't or Computer mode in Dell Latitude D and got a little malware pop up in the bottom right of the screen I knew from recent previous experience that this was a baaad thing I started exiting out of programs preparing to do a system restore or try something to prevent Computer won't boot in normal or safe mode a complete virus takeover Things started to freeze and in a panic I manually shut off the computer Then when I tried to start it up I get the Dell screen but after that there was just a black screen with a Computer won't boot in normal or safe mode white lined bar at the bottom which seemed to start loading something but then stopped I tried booting in safe mode and when I do that the about lines of the programming or whatever appear as usual but then it suddenly freezes and won t continue Can anyone help me Am I beyond help What did I do to my computer Also I run Windows XP I don t know if this matters but I m pretty sure Windows was doing an update when I turned it off not sure if that would make things worse perhaps Thanks for the help nbsp
boot directly off your os cd. if you have severe malware, you may need to reformat and reinstall.
Hi all, I was looking for information on why windows won't start in safe mode and happend on a post from this site (thread closed though). After reading it, I attempted to follow the instrutions givin about using recovery console. After entering "fixmbr" I recieved a caution message that this could potentually damage the partion and render all partitions inaccessable. "fixboot says it will rewrite a new boot sector. My question is should I continue with "fixmbr" and 'fixboot"? and will this reformat the HDD?
I'm trying despratly NOT to reformat and lose all my info on this HDD.
(long story as to how and why I'm at the point I am)
can anyone help???
First, see Troubleshoot: Windows Won't Recognize Your USB Hard Drive
As to fixing your hard drive... when you say it won't boot into safe mode are you saying the computer fails to boot? or just where during the boot into safe mode process does it fail?
As fixmbr only makes sense if disk failing on bootup.
Fixmbr only rewrites the Master Boot Record. (Corrupt MBRs are often the reason a disk won't boot up). Rewriting the MBR doesn't overwrite your data. (but is still wise to back it all up first)
I have a 250 GB trascend external storage that I use for remote daily DB backups. I need to take the device every evening when going home. Every time I use safe remove, Vista is saying that the device can be safely removed, but the LED indicator in the device is still ON. I tried it in XP SP3 and the LED indicator will turn OFF if i use safe remove. is this a bug in Vista? hofix?
Is this LED used to tell you that it's not alright to disconnect? I have one with an LED on it, and it just means it is plugged into the computer. Taking it out after doing a safe remove will not damage it.
It could just be that vista tells USB port to keep supplying power to it even when it has been safe removed. But that is just power, not an actual connection.
basically my laptop freezes shortly after starting up (even before I can get to safe mode),in the shop they said it could be overheating, I changed hardrive and it didnt make any difference (that was before I was told it could be overheating), After couple of days I managed to started up to the point where it displayed line that operating system not found (new hardrive installed), I was pressing F2 and DEL to get to Bios so I could begin install OS but then after few minutes there was a beeping sound coming out probably from fan? When I tried to reboot it again, it got frozen in the beginning again. its 2years old fujitsu siemens Amilo2515 laptop.It used to freeze in past but worked properly after i reinstall system until now.. Any idea whats wrong? thanks in advance
You need to press F6 (when prompted) during the Windows install, and then install your hard drive controller drivers
Here they are: http://support.ts.fujitsu.com/downl...82C2-D98CE773007C&Status=True&Component=Intel
I have had issues with my pc since I had it built in January but I ve just dealt with them and went on I should have never went to the local place that I did but you learn from your mistakes Anyway the main issue I ve had with the computer is that every once in a while it would freeze random times - never doing a specific thing and the screen would blink on and off I would have to force it to shut down and restart It sucked but it still worked very well Wedday night it got worse - the computer is frooze as soon as windows came up My backgroud appeared the icons appeared then shortly after it would freeze There was a couple of the times that I restarted that it would boot up completely then as soon as I would click on any program it would freeze I checked the fans they were working fine I blew out the - in Computer only Mode boot Will Safe Trouble dust and I checked the temp which was fine So last night I started in Safe Mode and ran Error Checking took about hours or so This morning - same thing - it froze as soon as windows came up I haven t installed any new programs in quite a while I haven t changed any drivers that I can recall recently I am just kind ve at a loss and don t know where to look next Sometimes my bios beeps but it s never consistant patterns I checked for an update and was told by e-support several weeks ago that my bios was current I have XP Nvidia GForce series and a Pentium Prcoessor Any suggestions what I might could do next Thanks Caren nbsp
boot into safe mode then take off all drivers then see if it still freezes?
I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 with Windows XP. I changed the msconfig settings to safe mode to try to remove a virus. When I try to turn it on i get a blue screen informing me that there is a reason that will not let windows start and to restart my computer, when i restart again, I get the same blue screen. No matter what option I choose; safe mode, safe mode with networking, start windows regularly, or last known good configuration, I get that same blue screen, and I was wondering if there is a way I can change the msconfig back to regular boot even though i can not get passed the blue error screen.
You are looking for Errors that correspond to the time of the BSOD. Try to find Error from the last normal Mode.
You will see Errors that are specific to Safe Mode and don't give us the information we need- such as "DCOM didn't start. DCOM won't start in Safe Mode." You are the second person in two days who enabled Safe Mode using msconfig instead of booting into safe Mode using the F8 key. It most like will be an Error in the System Log.
Start> Run> type in eventvwr
Do this on each the System and the Applications logs:
. Click to open the log>
. Look for the Error>
 .Right click on the Error> Properties>
. Click on Copy button, top right, below the down arrow >
. Paste here (Ctrl V)
You can ignore Warnings and Information Events.
If you have a recurring Error with same ID#, same Source and same Description, only one copy is needed.
You don't need to include the lines of code in the box below the Description, if any.
Please do not copy the entire Event log.
Errors are time coded. Check the computer clock on freeze.
IF you continue on this old thread, only those who have subscribed to it or who open it will see your post.Click to expand...
I have an older HP desktop that continually please continually mode, won't safe use reboots, allow to me help! Computer reboots when I try to turn it on I get a black screen and it gives me options of starting windows normally safe mode safe Computer continually reboots, won't allow me to use safe mode, please help! mode with networking last known configuration For every option I pick nothing works It just continunally reboots over and over again It s my kids computer but it does have some pics and stuff that I would like to get off of it If I do a system restore or configuration is that going to wipe out all the data I have saved It Computer continually reboots, won't allow me to use safe mode, please help! s an HP ghz MB GB Windows XP not vista It s a pretty basic computer about years old I would just chuck it but I want to be sure I get the data off it I have not added any hardware and wouldn t have a clue on how to do it I am not computer savvy at all other than the basics but any help anyone could provide would be greatly appreciated nbsp
Remove the old hard drive and put it aside... Get a new drive and install it. Install Windows and go to HP's support site and download and install the chipset, video, audio and network drivers for your HP model. After the computer is up and running, install the old drive as a "slave" and recover any data you need from the slave drive
Hi people, hope everyone is well...
I just noticed a strange buzzing noise coming from my computer a few days ago in the middle of the night so I pulled the power cable out and that fixed it, or so I thought.
Now when i start it up, it powers up, goes through post etc, but doesn't even start booting windows, then a sort of like dull click is heard and it turns off. Then when I turn it on again, it asks if I want to boot using last know safe config etc, and using the last known config is the only way I can get it to boot. Works absolutely fine other than that.
This leads me to believe its probably not a hardware problem but I have no idea what it could possible be...
Thanks in advance,
buzzing noise? Was it a bios beep? Was it an overheating alarm? Is your PSU failing? have you done any hardware diagnostics?
Last week My laptop crashed dont know why it just wouldnt log in amp only allows me to get in w safe mode Safe w networking is NOT available I cant run safe & know do Don't function to what can in only mode anything on it or Don't know what to do & can only function in safe mode any programs I dont know what to do I did check the Event viewer and it had a bunch of errors but i dont know how to address them Can anyone help point me in the right direction to at least start correcting them or fixing the issues while i m in safe mode Thanks Ghengisk PS- here is the list from the event viewer for System amp Application event viewer is after Type Date Time Source Category Event User Computer Error PM DCOM None Administrator O-VAIO Error PM DCOM None Administrator O-VAIO Error PM DCOM None Administrator O-VAIO Error PM DCOM None Administrator O-VAIO Error PM DCOM None Administrator O-VAIO Error PM DCOM None Administrator O-VAIO Error PM DCOM None Administrator O-VAIO Error PM DCOM None Administrator O-VAIO Error PM DCOM None Administrator O-VAIO Error PM DCOM None Administrator O-VAIO Error PM DCOM None Administrator O-VAIO Error PM DCOM None Administrator O-VAIO Error PM DCOM None Administrator O-VAIO Error PM DCOM None SYSTEM O-VAIO Error PM Service Control Manager None N A O-VAIO Error PM Service Control Manager None N A O-VAIO Error PM Service Control Manager None N A O-VAIO Error PM Service Control Manager None N A O-VAIO Error PM Service Control Manager None N A O-VAIO Error PM Service Control Manager None N A O-VAIO Information PM eventlog None N A O-VAIO Information PM eventlog None N A O-VAIO Information PM Browser None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Error PM DCOM None SYSTEM O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Error PM DCOM None SYSTEM O-VAIO Error PM DCOM None SYSTEM O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Browser None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Tcpip None N A O-VAIO Information PM Service Control Manager None N A O-VAIO Information PM Service Contro... Read more
You are probably going to have to take this in for service. You have a missing/corrupt driver, hard drive, or memory failure
Hi all I have a toshiba m -s laptop with a freezing problem It has ghz pentium celeron m processor gb ram usb ports two of which do not function for some reason i think they could be part of the problem had been running win xp corporate edition sp I suppose that is enough description anyways I have never changed any internal hardware only semi-dissasembled the thing to clean in Mode Laptop unless Safe Freezes - Toshiba the dust out I may or may not have messed something up while doing that a few weeks ago though today I read a how-to on dissasembling it and did it the right way and I feel like everything went back together fine For a long time the thing would sometimes boot up with the screen not at full resolution and just sit at the first screen that shows when its turned on Toshiba Laptop - Freezes unless in Safe Mode until I restarted it Also for a while if I closed the lid the screen would shut off when I opened it the screen wouldn t come back on had to restart As if that wasn t enough to go wrong weeks ago I came home to the computer sitting there frozen so I reach to hold down the power button for the seconds necessary to do the restart and it immediately shuts off I format try and reinstall different versions of windows it keeps freezing during installation etc So I do some reading online think its a bad hard drive so I bought a new one that wasn t the problem I then ran memtest on it and got no errors Today I tried it with and without the battery connected no difference it freezes either way Curiously it worked for like minutes earlier it usually freezes within a minute or two and then I pick it up to sit it in my lap and it instantly freezes But it never freezes in safe mode I know that was an essay anyone have some ideas Thanks in advance nbsp
USB port and freezing problem could be caused by corrupt XP software. Try repairing the XP installation
I'm currently waiting on a replacement graphics card. The technician put in a temporary one while I waited. It's really, really old--an ATI radeon x550 256MB. I had trouble with it from the beginning. Strange drivers issues, graphics freezing in the middle of games, etc. Anyway...a game froze at one point, and I restarted the computer. It gets to the windows startup (where the bars run horizontally underneath the logo), goes blank, and reboots. I can't boot even in safe mode.
I'm wondering if this problem could be caused by the video card (and might, therefore, be fixed once my replacement comes in) or if this is indicative of a bigger issue.
Yes the temporary graphics card is causing all your troubles... you will be ok once the new card is installed. Hopefully the old cards drivers won't interfere with the new card
Ok i have a big problem with my laptop while surfing the web i accidently aquired a virus of somesort which repeatdly told me i needed to buy their software to stop viruses I googled it and was told how to remove it by using a certain malware removal program It also said its harmless however while trying to scan it closed a couple of times randomly and while i went on the internet again it crashed and restarted my computer It then did it again however when i turn it on i get stuck in an infinite loop It constantly restarts i have to choose wether to run it in safe modes etc or normal mode However all options flash up a blue screen after the windows loader and then restarts and i am back at the option screen Through i little googling i found it could be due to a power cord failure or something however im on a laptop so it still has recharged power I think its more likely to be a trojan called quot sasser quot talked about here cant post a link however if you google quot constantly restarting computer quot its the th result its by Pretty computer in problem, constantly big restarts mode even safe wikianswers Pretty big computer problem, constantly restarts even in safe mode However i cannot get onto my desktop or CMD in anyform even in safe modes it constantly restarts Im pretty computer illiterate but any help would be greatly appreciated Even if it is just to confirm my suspicion of it being completely screwed ps Sorry if this is the wrong section nbsp
try booting into Safe Mode but elect to start from Last Known Configuration
hi everyone i got this prob im trying to solve. When i start the computer it runs good then when i reaches the windows logo the computer shuts right down. I tried to go in safe mode but when it starts to load the drivers info the computer shuts down and that's the farest i can get.
I tried these:
Reseat the memory
Clean the heat sink fan
reseat the heat sink
Cant even get to safe mode to scan for virus
And none of these worked it still shuts down any suggestions anyone thank you
Brand and model? Operating system? Age of the computer, hard drive, etc.
Will it run in Safe Mode?
Will it run long enough to run MemTest86 for four passes or more.
i have an older acer travel mate 340 t i installed windows on it and now it just freezes on that screen any ideas what it could be
You have a hardware problem. Reseat the hard drive and memory to see if this helps the problem first
My son went to put his E system laptop on this morning and it wont boot up. It gets to the windows loading page and restarts. It wont even let me start it in safe mode. I know i installed the drivers for his web cam yesterday but after it installed it said it needed to restart and it was fine then.
Any idea what it can be or how to get on to it to delete the driver in case thats what caused it.
I tried f12 but it just keeps running through some strange letters over and over. Also tried f8 but like i say wont let me start in safe mode.
Thanks in advance
Have you tried, and will it let you start press F8 and choose restore Windows to a previous date?
I downloaded avg anti virus & a day later I tried logging into my side. I got all these error messages, after clicking ok to all of them the screen went blank n you cant get anywhere unless you shut it down by the button. what can I do to get it back to normal???
How to Start the System Restore Tool from a Command Prompt
Reference Here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304449/en-us
I ran some stress tests (Prime95) on my newly overclocked E7400 at 4074 MHz and 1.48v, and after about 9 hours of testing the CPU was perfectly stable, but the core temperature as listed by coretemp was 76C. That seems rather hot for a CPU core. So that leads me to ask: What is the highest safe temperature for an E7400?
Maximum case temperature at the maximum Thermal Design Power (TDP) value: 74.1°C
From here: http://processorfinder.intel.com/details.aspx?sSpec=SLB9Y#
hey guys so this is a strange issue and any ideas would help and ill try anything here So i start up this laptop and the hp screen comes up and loads then it goes to the safe Safe in Not even starting mode mode option screen and no matte what option i choose even last known good config windows begins to load then it shows an error for literally like of a second then goes back to the hp splash screen in regular mode it loads the winxp splash screen and the bar goes through once then stops at the beginning again then i see this split second error screen the back to the hp splash this has me confused because i tried doing an xp repair from disc Not starting even in Safe mode and it said no HD was found yet somehow i can get the xp splash screen I did a HD check in the bios and it came out good on both tests i tried to access the recovery partition from the hp screen and it doesnt recognize Not starting even in Safe mode the hotkey ive tried em all nbsp
When did this start happening? Did you recently install a new driver or encounter a virus?
You ve Been Hacked quot So now I know your name and the name of everybody in your little circle Suddenly I m building a picture of who you are just by you turning on Is Safe? Really? Your Wi-Fi your computer quot Purple pill Ferret blue pill hypervisor rootkit Dangling Cursors in Oracle Metasploit Framework Is Your Wi-Fi Safe? Really? Anti-Virus Software Is Ineffective Throughout the Black Hat conference hall laptops babbled incessantly about their users Errata Security s Robert Graham and David Maynor just sat back and sipped from the data firehose Except that is when they jumped to hide an attendee s user name and password for whatever wireless service happened to appear in the flow of information that was scrolling down the overhead projection of Graham s laptop screen It was part of a demonstration the duo gave on Thursday of the code-only version of a new tool called Ferret that prints data to a command line That data includes everything that seeps out of your wireless device Wi-Fi access points cached on your PC the last IP address you used requested by DHCP your NetBIOS name your log-in ID and a list of servers via a NetBIOS request you want connections to quot Think about what happens when you start up your laptop quot CEO Graham said quot The programs set to autostart look for resources like the intranet homepage and shared drives e-mail clients and IM clients quot With wireless devices looking for resources by name it s child s play for a hacker to determine his or her target s corporate server name for example quot People name their Exchange server Exchange or Exchange quot Graham said quot When we see people s laptops looking for queries for trying to start Exchange that tells me you re running Exchange and trying to run an e-mail client quot And if you have Outlook trying to talk to Yahoo it will try to disclose your log-in name quot he continued quot Clients are very chatty about what information they try to provide So now I know your name and the name of everybody in your little circle Suddenly I m building a picture of who you are just by you turning on your computer quot This list of quot data seepage quot is indicative of the data that quot people willingly broadcast to the world quot Graham said as opposed to data leakage which is data people are trying to hide quot Even if you then establish a VPN connection to hide everything else you ve already broadcasted this information to everyone on the local network quot Graham told the audience In fact the list of information Errata was displaying was that which wireless devices broadcast simply when they re powered on an example of how much data we expose to hackers The Ferret tool was rushed out for Black Hat Graham said and as such is quot feature-poor buggy and probably has a remote vulnerability in it quot Ferret is just in the proof-of-concept stage at this point he said and simply prints the data to the command line In the works is a quot viewer quot utility that correlates the data although quot it s fairly straightforward to parse the command-line output and do your own correlation quot he said In an interview with eWEEK before the Black Hat demonstration Graham said companies don t realize how much damage a hacker can do with this apparently benign information They don t realize he said how much of a complete picture a hacker can get of a person from the wireless network quot Say an executive is in an airport lounge quot he said quot The tool will extract everything the executive broadcasts in the lounge user names account names his MySpace account even his corporate e-mail account name I can find out where he s been by looking at the access points he s trying to connect to I can map his corporate network because in the lounge he attempts to connect to the corporate network quot Within moments I can build up a complete picture of who this person is by monitoring the wireless network quot All the data exported is public on the Web he pointed out From rea... Read more
There are a lot of scarier things out there than this!
hi, i am having trouble wth my computer. i don't know much about computer. actually if i want to restart it, it keep showing me "Warning! Now system is in safe mode. Please re-setting CPU frequency in CMOS setup." but if i plug off the power supply cable, and put it back, the warning was gone. but, then if i wanna restart it again, that warning will appear again..
so could anyone help me what should i do with this problem ?
The battery on the motherboard is probably dead. It's a coin-shaped and -sized silver metal lump on your computer's motherboard. Pry it out (make sure the computer is off and make sure you don't break anything) and take it to your local electronics/computer/watch store. They should be able to give you a replacement.
My computer kept shutting down randomly and now my 2900 Is an temporarily 430W with safe Quad use Core/ATI PSU Pro? to older it power supply unit Corsair VX W is not functioning at all The fan doesn t spin anymore etc I am in the process of getting that replaced but Is it safe to temporarily use an older 430W PSU with Quad Core/ATI 2900 Pro? I am looking to use my secondary PC s PSU temporarily It s spec is as follows Manufacturer Taurus Website www taurusx com Model name TX- -PFC-C Output Watt and I have retrieved this information from the sticker on the unit DC output V V V - V - V Vsb MAX A A A A A A A amp V COMBINED W I just wanted to understand any dangers there could be in doing this My power hungry graphics card concerns me the most it uses pin connectors from my corsair PSU But do powerful graphics cards not offer the option of operating quietly if they do not receive enough power I remember an old Nvidia card I used to have that required a pin connection for more speed but it was optional Thanks for any help I really hope I ll be able to use this PSU for a few weeks while the other one is replaced Schmutz nbsp
Don't know whether it'll be able to manage for too long. You could always remove the graphics card for a couple of weeks until the other power supply returns. It should be safe though, i can't see any problems occurring other than the 430W power supply also collapsing.
how can i safely, 100% sure it will work and won't break my system make a Overclock of my hardware in my PC,
Is it hard to overclock anyway??
this is my System:
CPU: Intel Dual Core E2200 2.2 GHz
Mobo: ASUS P5Q SE/R
Mem: 4 GB DDR 2 (but 32-bit OS reads 3.25 GHz)
Video: ATI Radeon HD4850 512MB
HDD: 2 x 80 GB, 1 SATA, 1 IDE
OS: Windows XP SP3 32-bit
PSU: EZ Cooling 650W
And i have 2 fans just cooling and 1 in the PSU and 1 in CPU and 1 in GPU, overall: 5 fans in my machine.
thanks and do you need any more info??
boy did you maybe open a can of worms! LOL to answer your question you cannot ever be 100% sure that you will not break anything when you overclock.when you apply a higher frequency and voltage to a cpu, gpu, or any solid state device, there is an inherent risk applied. so, you have to decide if you are willing to assume that risk, and decide what it is you want to accomplish. as far as it bieng difficult, its as easy or difficult as you wish to make it. the trick is getting a 'productive' OC that yields performance gains. I have been OC'ing for 12 years starting with my first 486 x 86 machine, so obviously I am of the willing. you can perform a less risky OC by taking it only as high as the stock voltage will go and remain stable and/or limiting it to 15-20%. when you start having to add voltage to get to a higher frequency, it becomes a 'diminishing return' scenario. that is applying a disproportionate percentage of voltage and heat for smaller gains. my suggestion in my humble opinion is to do yourself a favor and do some reading on it and educate yourself before you start cranking things up. I really like this article on OC'ing it is for AMD's but the the principles are the same and its as thorough as I have seen on the net. http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/102 If it turns out to be something you want to do, there are guides that processor specific to your CPU. Just for the record, this is MY OPINION ONLY. you will probably get a wide range of opinions on the subject.
My XP desktop had a BSOD. After the reboot the Intel RAID manager saids "Failed RAID volume detected. Recover volume? (Y/N):"
I don't want to choose yes if it will wipe all my data off both drives. I'm running a RAID1 and both drive states are "Error Occurred(0)"
If I recover the volume will it just repair the array and keep all the data or just wipe everything and make me start over? I searched for this problem but can't find a definite answer.
Not sure if anyone can give a definitive answer on that
Hence the reason to always have backups created
Raid1 (or any raid really) is not good when trying to recover data (ie nearly impossible)
Therefore, when you're brave enough press Yes :suspiciou
i'm wanting to OC a Q6600 using stock heatsink/fan (for now) but i've never did it before and this seems well... ***** proof.
but would it be safe to do this?
In a word... Yes!
my cpu is at 28-32 and system is at 40. is 40 a safe temperature for a mobo??
Have a good read of this - http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic13759.html
I am having this problem on my other computer. I just installed 2 cold cathodes into the case then wired it all back up with the cathodes connected into the power supply and now windows wont boot for me. The motherboard settings and bios load fine... then the normal windows XP loading screen comes up and loads then as soon as it finishes the screen goes all black and my monitor (flatscreen LCD) says that it is not reciving a signal... So I boot it in safe mode and it boots fine. I have already reinstalled my VGA drivers and still nothing. I have been attempting to fix this for a little over 3 hours now and still nothing. HELP PLEASE!
AMD athalon 64 3000+
Gig of DDR400
asus K8N mother board
Thanks in advance!
Disconnect the cathodes and the try to boot. If it works then your power supply isnt putting out enough juice for all the extras.
I urgently need help on this problem My PC won t boot Instead it first displays the Windows XP splash screen and then shows a message stating quot We apologize but Windows did not start successfully quot Then it gives me the option to start under various alternative states safe mode use of last successful settings etc I tried each of those but I only was able to boot in Safe mode with constant beeps My System Asus P P E Deluxe motherboard circa GB RAM X GB Kingston sticks in Safe boot Can get then beeps only mode, Windows XP Pro auto updated AMI Bios Socket P CPU Can only boot in Safe mode, then get beeps Antec TruePower Quattro PSU I have hard drives C Can only boot in Safe mode, then get beeps amp D partitioned GB total E - GB and CD DVD drives Sony CD DVD player master Pioneer CD DVD burner slave In addition I have the following PCI cards Nvidia GeForce Graphics Sound Blaster X-Fi sound Hauppauge TV tuner BEEP Alarm sounded When my system last worked quot properly quot I was having problems with my DVD burner I replaced it with the current Pioneer When I reassembled everything I got a steady continuous beep beep beep beep beep beep etc I went to my other system and researched beep alarms and determined that I had a power problem I Can only boot in Safe mode, then get beeps then rechecked all my power supply connections Windows would not boot After I rechecked all my power connections and after finding that the beeps continued I attempted some trouble-shooting perhaps right down through my foot I detached all of the CD floppy and DVD drives and powered up At that point Windows would not boot I reattached the same drives checked the power connections powered up again and still no success BEEPs continued in Safe Mode I was able to reboot in Safe mode but when I did the beeps started up again Now I m lost and need help nbsp
please refer to the BIOS beep guide: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic95391.html
(read only there - post here)
My laptop was working fine then the other day I went to use it and it froze so I rebooted and got this message Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt WINDOWS SYSTEM CONFIG SYSTEM When I was finally able to get to the point where I could choose safemode this is what came up Multi disk rdisk partition WINDOWS SYSTEM ntoskrnl exe Multi disk rdisk partition WINDOWS SYSTEM hal dll Multi disk rdisk partition WINDOWS SYSTEM KDCOM DLL Multi disk rdisk partition WINDOWS SYSTEM BOOTVID dll Multi disk rdisk partition WINDOWS SYSTEM config system Multi disk rdisk partition WINDOWS SYSTEM config system alt Then after a pause it would tell me to use the original disk to repair but that s not working I don t know what else to try but my financial files are there and I REALLY need those - don t care about the rest of it Is there something I will be able to do to regain access or some other way that the info will be able to be retrieved nbsp
The laptops hard drive is probably bad. You will need to have a new drive installed and the OS (operating system) reloaded. Can you do this, or will you need to take the laptop to a repair shop? After the laptop is up and running again, there may be a way to retrive you data on the old drive, by placing the drive in an external USB laptop hard drive enclosure. Backing up those important financial files might be a good idea from now on. Can you recover them from your financial institution?
i wanna know that is it safe to run a pc without ups.......i mean if electricity cuts happen during a power on pc then wud it effect any hardware or not?
UPS do 2 things:
1 - they stabilise the power supply by taking out peaks and troughs.
2 - the provide enough power for you to close your apps and power off the PC if you have to.
If you can be confident that your power supply is good and have, say, less than 4 power supply fails a year I would not bother. I would advise you to get a surge protector that covers the telephone cable as well as the power supply - this will protect you from surges caused by storms.
i googled it and saw a long list of sites with v1.42, can anyone direct me to a known safe download site?
nvm, i found a good place, this thread can be closed.
Just in case anyone else reads this and wants cpu z, it can be downloaded from techspot here
The device manager list shows double entries for:
- Primary IDE Channel
- Secondary IDE Channel
- Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Is it safe to uninstall all this entries, reboot, and let WinXP reinstall them? Thanks.
Yes, it's common practice when a HDD is running PIO mode as opposed to UDMA.
Does your board have 2 channel SATA as well as IDE? If so, that could be what's showing up
FS 740 monitor on an old compaq. The monitor works, loads the windows screen, then just about when the desktop is gonna pop up, it shuts off. It works in safe mode. The resolution is also very big, and it wont let me change it. When I click to change it, nothing happens. I'm assuming this resolution is part of the problem. Any suggestions?
When in safe mode windows uses a safe driver and a safe resolution. Try removing the graphics driver in device manager then rebooting and reinstalling it.
Hello and thank you in advance to anyone who takes the time to assist me with my problem Specs A N SLI Deluxe mobo Enermax w ATX PSU desktop SP2) after (XP loads, works okay. mode reboots safe mb Corsair Memory Jaton PCI GeForce MX MB Win XP Pro SP The story is about a week ago my computer that has been great for the past year started rebooting when the desktop would begin to load all desktop icons would show programs start to appear in system tray and then it reboots I adjusted some settings and the problem seemed to go away only to reappear the next day Now it happens every single time in the same way that I described I (XP SP2) reboots after desktop loads, safe mode works okay. tried loading safe mode and it works fine ran an online virus scan and apparently there were viruses on my computer unfortunately I can t install or update any AV software while in safe mode I took turns removing both memory sticks from the system to see if that was the cause and nothing changed I tried uninstalling my video card drivers in safe mode and nothing changed Could it be the PSU is dying If it were wouldn t the computer reboot when using safe mode as well Much appreciation for anyones input thank you EDIT HiJackThis Log Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v BETA Scan saved at PM on Platform Windows XP SP WinNT Boot mode Safe mode with network support Running processes C WINDOWS System smss exe C WINDOWS system winlogon exe C WINDOWS system services exe C WINDOWS system lsass exe C WINDOWS system svchost exe C WINDOWS system svchost exe C WINDOWS Explorer EXE C Program Files mozilla org Mozilla (XP SP2) reboots after desktop loads, safe mode works okay. mozilla exe C Documents and Settings Conor Desktop HiJackThis v exe R - (XP SP2) reboots after desktop loads, safe mode works okay. HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Start Page google com R - HKCU Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Internet Settings ProxyOverride local O - BHO AcroIEHlprObj Class - E F-C D - D -B D- B D BE B - C Program Files Adobe Acrobat ActiveX AcroIEHelper dll O - BHO no name - - F - D - - D F - C PROGRA SPYBOT SDHelper dll O - BHO SSVHelper Class - BB-D F - C-B EB-D DAF D D - C Program Files Java jre bin ssv dll O - BHO no name - E D - A- EC-A -BA D E E - no file O - HKLM Run Launch LGDCore quot C Program Files Logitech G-series Software LGDCore exe quot SHOWHIDE O - HKLM Run Launch LCDMon quot C Program Files Logitech G-series Software LCDMon exe quot O - HKLM Run NVMixerTray quot C Program Files NVIDIA Corporation NvMixer NVMixerTray exe quot O - HKLM Run NeroFilterCheck C WINDOWS system NeroCheck exe O - HKLM Run amd dc opt quot C Program Files AMD amd dc opt amd dc opt exe quot O - HKLM Run Logitech Hardware Abstraction Layer KHALMNPR EXE O - HKLM Run SunJavaUpdateSched C Program Files Java jre bin jusched exe O - HKLM Run iRiver Updater Updater exe O - HKLM Run QuickTime Task quot C Program Files QuickTime qttask exe quot -atboottime O - HKLM Run KernelFaultCheck systemroot system dumprep -k O - HKCU Run SetDefaultMIDI MIDIDef exe O - HKCU Run MsnMsgr quot C Program Files MSN Messenger MsnMsgr Exe quot background O - Global Startup Adobe Reader Speed Launch lnk C Program Files Adobe Acrobat Reader reader sl exe O - Global Startup Logitech SetPoint lnk C Program Files Logitech SetPoint SetPoint exe O - Global Startup M-Audio Sonica Theater Control Panel Launcher lnk C Program Files M-Audio Sonica Theater STTask exe O - Extra button no name - B E C - FCB- CF-AAA - C - C Program Files Java jre bin ssv dll O - Extra Tools menuitem Sun Java Console - B E C - FCB- CF-AAA - C - C Program Files Java jre bin ssv dll O - Extra button Messenger - FB F -F - d -BB E- C F - C Program Files Messenger msmsgs exe O - Extra Tools menuitem Windows Messenger - FB F -F - d -BB E- C F - C Program Files Messenger msmsgs exe O - Unknown file in Winsock LSP c windows system nwprovau dll O - DPF A F DC- A B- D - F -A AD EEE System Requirements Lab - nvidia com content Driv... Read more
You may still be infected with viruses, spyware and malware. Safe Mode doesn't require much to load... You could have damaged Windows files that aren't loaded in Safe Mode
Hello all I just built a computer off volts? to Safe voltage to adjust memory 2.2 the an MSI Safe to adjust the memory voltage to 2.2 volts? K NBPM -FID Straight to the point I want to know if it s safe to raise the memory settings in my BIOS from v to v The BIOS AMI v gives me the following warnings for the different settings it offers v - quot default quot v v - quot safe settings quot v v - quot high-performance settings quot v v - quot not recommended settings system may be unstable quot When I first built the computer and turned it on it was set to v I ve been using the computer for a few days now at v and I ve always been getting a beep when I turn it on First it was one short beep then a day later it was short beeps or short beeps Now it s constantly short beeps at start-up I wonder if this has anything to do with the memory voltage the computer performs fine memory shows fine and i ran MEMTEST- and passed I have the following dual-channel memory both rated at v by the manufacturer x Patriot GB - PDC G LLK x Patriot MB - PDC G LLK An excerpt from the website regarding the board s memory quot Supports v DDR SDRAM DIMM Due to the High Performance Memory design motherboards or system configurations may or may not operate smoothly at the JEDEC standard settings BIOS Default on the motherboard such as DDR voltage memory speeds and memory timing Please confirm and adjust your memory setting in the BIOS accordingly for better system stability Example Kingston HyperX DDR - PC- operates at V - - - quot Thanks for your help in advance nbsp
It looks like 2 volts (or a littlte higher) may be stable. Why tempt fate. I know it's in the overclocker's blood but it can be expensive. Beeps @ startup are usually a memory warning. There is a code for the beeps (Google that).
Hi - I have a G81915P Duo Pro mobo, XP and Vista on separate drives. I was (happily!) changing the boot order to select the OS. Then I increased (exchanged) my ram from 1GB to 2GB. The bios saw the new ram but XP sys info did not. It was recommended that I update my bios. So I went from F1 thru F3, F5 to F6. After each change I booted in bios fail-safe to XP. I did not notice that my Vista drive (IDE under a sata controller) was not shown in the boot up sequence selection.
So then I changed bios settings back to my original ones, saw my other IDE drives and booted into Vista.
Now I can only boot to XP by resetting my bios to 'failsafe' and to Vista by changing any bios setting. All very irritating!!
I have changed my bios back to F1 but it makes no difference.
Any ideas? TKIA
Put back the latest BIOS version.
Start applying your own BIOS settings and see exactly which setting makes XP unbootable.
for starters im using a xp home edition
i just got back from vacation and no longer remember my password
.. this shouldnt be a problem normaly i would just restart in SAFE MODE and change the password from the admin account.. however:
when i restart in safe mode i get as far as that 'very' pretty log in screen and then i the mouse wont work .. so i cnt actually click on the admin accoun..
my mouse works finne right now but as soon as i start this in safe mode it stops working
is there anyway to fix this??
or way to log in without using my mouse??
the mouse is a USB
ive tried plugging it into different ports but nothings working
i should have noticed but the keyboard is not working either
it works when not in safe mode
and it works when i press F8 and select safe mode with the arrow keys
but after that.. nothing
is it possible that safe mode is not loddding the drivers for it and the mouse?
I was just wondering what the consensus is on safe temps for a video card.
I've been here before B*tchin about my GPU temps but now they've dropped after adding another exhaust fan (120mm).
My card idles now at 48C instead of 53C-56C and under load it gets to High 60's Low 70's instead of almost 90C (On Oblivion).
My card is a Gigabyte Geforce 8600GT which is passive cooled and it has a very low power usage.
I also wanted to know when should i prepare the cards casket (when will it die on me) with these temps?
u're idle tempt. is execelent.
(when will it die?) well the high temps. are not that bad and that card could last a long time.
Any body know why COD2 will only run in safe mode during mulitiplayer on my system? I just upgraded my cards to NVIDIA 8800GTX and unless I play COD2 in safe mode, while in multiplayer the screen will just freeze and I will have to restart my system. the system runs great in single player. I turned my antialaizing off but this does not help. Is SLI the problem? Do I need to just use one card while online? I know there must be a fix.
ok heres my sys. emachines t3410 w/ pny 7600 gs oc'ed to 450/900, 2gb corsair xms, sempron64 2.01ghz 3400+ (754). naturally i've got nada in the bios department so i oc'ed the proc w/ something called "ClockGen" to 2297 MHz. pi to A million places went from 42 s. to 37s. prime95 and [email protected] both run stable as well. load temp is 66 whcih sounds high but i haven't had any issues....what I want to know i guess is does any1 else have experience w/ this app.?
You have that computer nicely loaded woith a lot of the right stuff, but I must tell you the T-3410 has a high failure record, and its motherboards are known to fail for unknown reasons.
To overclock that unit only pushes up the date of death, in our experience. Your temperature is too high for such a basic, budget machine... so I would watch it very carefully.
What is the power supply. Some people (not me) believe that changing power supplies to a more reliable brand and more stable power regulation can help extend the life of the computer.
With the investment you already have in that unit, I would look at migrating to a better board in a better box.
Hi guys i am getting wireles so that i can use the internet at the same time on 2 computers.
My question is how can i make it safe?
Also can i use any wireles card with any wireles setup???
If you're going to use a router, which I think you are, you have to make sure both the card and router have the same letter, ie. 802.11G is the most used today, I think.
You can use MAC Adress filtering and WAC encryption, you can hide your SSID, so nobody can see your network name.
That's all I know. All of the above options can be found in the router setup, which you can acces by typing in the routers IP adress in your browser.
I have now performed my first video card overclock :evil: on my secondary computer! I was just wondering if it seemed safe. Using the ATI Tray Tool, I set the GPU from 325 to 342, and the memory from 200 to 225 on an ATI Radeon X300 128MB card. The temps have gone up about seven degrees on idle and I will soon run Aquamark to see if it's stable (system runs hot always. Typically around 155 - 160 on load).
ATI Tray Tool doesn't find much (if any) artifacts as well.
I just closed out the ATI Tray Tool and the system temperature (on SpeedFan) just stabalized to normal and the fans slowed down in the computer.
That's really not much of an overclock... but then that card does have low speeds so it probably doesn't matter... but I sure hope you mean Farenheit when you say your computer gets up to 155-160, cuz on celsius, that would melt your finger off BTW how many FPS do you get on ATItool?
This is my first time posting to this group. I have read many posts and they have hepled me tremendously. I have a question about booting into safe mode.
I have an AMD Atholon 64 Processor 3000 1.8Ghz, 2GB ram, MSI K8N Neo2 motherboard
I am trying to update my driver for my video card, ATI All in One Wonder 9600xt, I have found the best way to do that on this forum. However it requires me to boot into safe mode to remove some files. For some reason I cannot boot into safe mode using any F key. I understand that the usual key is F8 to get to safe mode. I have tried them all. If anyone has any ideas as to what I have done to disable the boot feature please let me know.
Have you tried all f keys, and delete?
I just found this off a repy from one of the moderators of the site:
Oh, Welcome to Techspot!
i have an athlon 64 3500+, 1 gig dual channel mushkin blueline ddr400, asus a8v mobo, and an egeneering sample 6800u. i have a zalman copper cooler, with antec silver thermel paste. i also have a lian li case. my have my system overclocked as follows(as best as i can remember): Cpu @ 2.38(216x11), cpu voltage is at 1.5, memory is at 2.7v. after an hour of far cry, my cpu temps are around ~45c, and my mobo is at ~26c. before, i noticed temps at ~40c when plaing COD2. are these safe temps for my cpu? thank you.
Your temps are great, Average temps for that model 3500+ with stock cooling is about 55c. You should be able to clock your processor a little higher at those voltages. Go to the 220FSB and you should be able to squeeze a little more out of it. Your max temps for the cpu should be about 65c~ so about 40c is good. Most of the time you don't need to up the voltage for the memory. How much voltage have you gone over the original spec?
H, I just got done taking a CPU out of a old mobo i didnt want and I got some of that heatsink paste they call it or silver copound they use between the headsink and the cpu, if I got some on my hands will it hurt my skin orr anytihng, I found it very hard to get off my hands?
Thanks for reading
I don`t think it`ll do any harm, providing you washed it off properly. I wouldn`t recommend handling any food with it on your hands though.
I usually use a plastic bag over my hands when handling thermal paste. However, I have had it on my hands once or twice, without any ill effects.
I was running a virus scan and noticed my HD temp was up to 113 F, or 45 C. This is the first time its gotten this high, but it has been rocketing up the last few days. It is usually around 36 C. Is this safe or is a faliure iminent? I have noticed the computer slowing down more than usual when using the disk alot, or using the page file.
EDIT: It is about 75 F where I am using my computer.
heat is bad get a fan for hdd
the cooler the better most drives get hot
seagate drives run up to 50C the newer even hotter
that doesn't mean it's a OK thing
my computer boots in safe mode, and there is no sound,no webcam use and the printer doesn't work. something to do with safe mode and networking. Not sure how to resolve. thanks 4 any advice.
Hello and welcome to Techspot.
Those things won`t work in safe mode, because in safe mode the drivers aren`t loaded for the devices.
What happens when you try and boot into normal mode?
Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
If I boot in safe mode, will I get video feed through my PCI video card or onboard card? I didn't disable the onboard in BIOS. I just set the PCI as my primary in display settings.
the card that normally works should work in safe mode as well
Hey Guys ^^
Right I got myself a new ASrock Mobo and AMD 64 3700 Processor.
I was ready to put it together but something stopped me, I noticed a grey pad on the bottom of my AMD's heatsink, since I had invested in some Thermal Paste I wasnt sure if I should leave it on and put the processor together as it is, or somehow remove the pad and use the Thermal Paste.
Another thing that stopped me was the fact that the Pad had a slight fingerprint on it (I got it used but it's in perfect condition) ive heared that with Paste this can contaminate it but I wasnt sure about the Pad.
So what should I do?
Remove the Pad and use paste
or keep the pad on with the print on it and just place it onto the processor as it is...
use the pad, the fingerprint means nothing.
Is turning on printer file sharing ok when using a network hub that's not a router when connected to the internet if I am using a non MS firewall. I am probably going to get the activation key for AVG's firewall. I would rather not have to buy a new router as well. My current hub is a linksys EFAHO5W 10/100 Wally World special ethernet.
Why on earth would you want to turn it on on an internet-facing interface?
Yes, if you have firewall software then it should be OK.
I have a Dell Dimension 8100 that started giving me fits a few days ago. No problems whatsoever until one day it would only boot into safe mode--before I could tell it to do that the monitor died. Tried the monitor on another PC and it worked fine. Then I tried another monitor on the Dell, and the same thing happened as with the first monitor, only now the monitor dies before it even loads windows.
I haven't made any system upgrades recently, and it still has most of it's original hardware (I added 1Gig of RAM a year ago).
Any idea what the problem might be, or how I can get the monitor to stay on long enough to try and run a few tests? I'd appreciate any help I can get...
It could be a few typical things: PSU, these come with a cheap 250W generic PoCrap. The video card. It could also be overheating, try removing the side and putting a table fan on it. To troubleshoot for the PSU, try disconnecting the pwer line to Floppy drive and CD/DVD and any other hardware, but not the HDD (you need this to boot to the OS).
Hi all I just got my new PC with the basic following it Latencies?? safe Is change to Memory spec Processor Pentium C HT Mhz L Kb Mobo Asus P P -E DeLuxe Video Card MSI PRO Memory sticks of MB Samsung DDR The Model of my memory is recommended for Asus for Stable Overclock with my MoBo HD SATA GB Seagate I am very glad with my computer except Is it safe to change Memory Latencies?? by bad noise of stock cooler of my CPU but I would like to give some quot boost quot on it For to do it I can use some features of my MoBo but I am afraid of to do something wrong because I am not an PC expert far from this I have read some reviews and the most interesting I found at this site X-bit Labs where they did a nice and deep analysis of my MoBo They told that there is a feature in the BIOS where we can get some quot boost quot of performance but we need to have some pre-conditions to get success quot you can achieve better results with DDR SDRAM but only if you also enable the Performance Mode but you need support of - - - timings for that Not all memory modules are operational at such timings quot quot Performance Mode gives a positive effect only with MHz FSB and requires that the memory modules were stable with - - - timings at such FSB clock rate By setting the Performance Mode option to Turbo you reach noticeable performance gains quot So my question is Can I to change these settings of my current memory in a safe way Is there some danger of damage on trying it I use the CPU-Z utilitary and it says me that my memory have the settings - - - Can I try to change it into BIOS to - - - without any additional change Only to remember my memory is quot approved quot for Asus to support overclock Why doesnt my Samsung Model Memory approved by Asus dont have that settings - - - originally As an additional information I tried to enable the function TURBO without to change the memory settings and the system quot hanged quot So I think I need to change it if there is technical possibility of course to get success about it Well that s it Thanks a lot for any help nbsp
The lowest you should lower your memory latency to in the Bios are the rated latencies on your ram. The rated latencies for your ram should be on a sticker on your ram sticks or with the package of the ram.
If your ram is rated to do 3-4-8-8, setting anything more agressive in the Bios (e.g. 2-2-2-5) will cause your system to hang, have Bios error beeps, or have a bunch of memory errors in a memory testing program like MemTest86. Having memory errors will probably trash your OS and the data on your hard drive.
Just set the latencies in the Bios to the lowest settings your memory will support. If you still have problems, relax the latencies a little.
Btw not all ram will be stable with the Turbo feature of boards such as Asus, Abit, etc. The ram that can do 2-2-2-5 latencies are really expensive.
Is overclocking is safe on R9800pro & is it realy make difference in gaming?
I m going to overclock my MSI Radeon 9800pro (just bought 4 days ago) bcoz i m not getting good performance from it. What r the advantages and disadvantages of overclocking. From where can i get the bios of Radeon XT to overclock it into my 9800pro.
Well, overclocking video cards is MUCH easier than overclocking CPUs, and there is less risk of damage as well because vid cards let you know immediately when you have gone to far.
But before overclocking, you should try tweaking your game settings first. http://www.tweakguides.com/
If you do decide to oc your vid card, first you have to be sure you have good cooling for your case. And in order to be able to flash the bios to the 9800XT, you have to first be sure you have the R360 chipset (not the R350).
If you OC it, you'll get a little more kick out of it, but don't expect too much.
Hey guys i have a slight problem.. When i press the power button on the cpu to turn my computer on it takes about 20 seconds for the Display to actually show up.. and when the bios starts it always tells me to press F1 to continue or DEL to enter setup..
gives a message saying that " Setup is running in safe mode please change you overclocked settings or something like" i havent overclocked my computer and everything is in default what should i do to remove this message appearing everytime i start my computer
AMD ATHLON 64 3200+
512 MB DDR
If you go into your bios settings the save and exit that should cure the problem. If it doesnt then let me know and i will do my best to help further. Rik.
is CPU going from 33C to 54C safe?
when im jus surfing CPU idles between 33-37C but when i play games and do something that uses 100% on the CPU jus for a couple seconds.. it jumps to the low 50C's .. is that ok? or should i change the thermal compound to some arctic silver stuff ... for some reason.. i feel safer knowing it will only go up 10C degrees for a short time.. rather than 20C
also.. i have A/C in my room.. n i was thinking of buying some fat tube.. n run it from the A/C vent to my PC's Case on the side or something..
haha that sounds poor but yea.. im jus curious.. is that safe too?
First of all, this should belong in the cooling and modding forum.
Second, if you were there, there's a sticky "Read Before Asking "Is This Too Hot?"", which would answer your question.
Okay, since you're already here, might as well answer your questions.
Yes, it is normal to have your CPU temps between that range (mine's between 16 - 32 (winter), now surfing its 21, ambient 14).
and about the tube, I don't think its going to help much, at most lower the temps by about a degree or so if at all. unless of course the distance between your AC and the comp is really small (say, a metre?)
If not, you'd be looking at a huge fan to move that air, and it'll be really noisy, and you'd be better off with a new HSF, or better still, add more casing fans (dependant on room temp)
If you do decide to do it, check if you're actually getting lower temps, cos I'm really sure its not worth all that trouble.
I have four machines on my network, one 2k, one Linux, and two XPs. All four machines access the internet without problem, and the Linux and 2k machines both network just fine. The XP machines will only network in Safe Mode with Networking. In normal mode they either claim they don't have access rights to the other, or they don't see the other.
In normal mode I got both XP machines to ping after turning off their firewalls. I assume the problem is in XP. How do I get my XP machines to network in normal mode? :bounce:
Have a look at the attachment here:
basically i have had a clean install of windows 98se put onto the new 4o gig h/d and its missing a few drivers! i have added some of the drivers but the screen is only usiong half the area of the vga screen!(it has a black border around the whole screen. i have tried to play about with the screnn size in the display section and i have made the screen size 800x600 and now the laptop boots up but all i get is a black screen! and i can here the boot up screen music so i know it is booting! but is there anyway i can go into the o/s via safe mode and change the screen display???? or if i boot in safe mode will it be a black screen again????
to get into safe mode keep tapping F8 when your computer starts up. this will bring up the menu for windows startup options. i don't know if it will work in your case, but it doesn't hurt to try!
hi all. i have a compag white internet keyboard, older model, and it works fine in bios and any other time, but when trying to hit F8 to enter the windows startup options it doesnt work. ive tried enabling usb legacy device support in bios but it didnt seem to help. this keyboard doesnt need drivers to work, so i dont think its that. and my old keyboard could do it. any ideas??
Use a PS/2 keyboard instead.