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I keep getting emails kicked back undeliverable

Q: I keep getting emails kicked back undeliverable

I have Outlook for my email. I am having trouble sending email. The email is kicked back to my inbox with the message 'your message did not reach some or all of the recipients.' 550 recipient rejected: relay not allowed.

Then the send/receive progress window shows 'sending and receiving error Ox800CCC92.

I think this is where the problem is. Under tools/email accounts window, the logon information box refuses to hold the password. I check the password field later and the box is empty. How do I fix this?
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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.

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You may want to post your computers specs. Such as what os you have.
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Never been to keen on MSI mobos. Bad experience in the past I guess..
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This is more noticeable when I'm streaming and is more frequent.

This happens when playing games and streaming but not when idle or internet use.

My CPU jumps to 100% use and causing a massive fps drop froim 45-50 to 6fps for the few seconds that it is at full load.

CPU - FX 8320 @4.4Ghz
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any help would be great.

A:CPU jumps to 100% then back to normal when playing games

Alright, what's the process taking up 100% CPU?
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A:Monitor goes dark then comes back on

Just use process of elimination.

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Maybe worth a shot...
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A:How to get back data from a formatted SD card on Mac?

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Hope this helped!
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Thanks Heaps

A:Back up XP + email addresses to portable hard drive

What email program are you using?
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im having this problem with my fairly new computer, my speakers work on the front panel, but when i insert the 3.5mm jack in the back panel it wont work.
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back panel

the jack is registered but i cant change it from line in to enything else , it sends error

playback/recording resource has been fully occupied!

can i even plug it in in the back or it must be in front ?

and here is the pic of back panel just for some more info.

and this is my pc

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A:Recovered video files play back all black

It may be time to get another video camera. Today's smart phones do a good job taking video shots
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Sony camera problem.

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supersmashbrada said:

Is it worth paying 489 usd to have the lamp replacedClick to expand...

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if you have already reformatted (ie deleted the bootable info), then
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I'd recommend using third party backup software.
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A:Getting my pictures back after system restoral

When I formatted my W2k computer and upgraded to XP Pro years ago i woke up in the middle of the night and realized one CD wasn't big enough to hold all my photos. I had many GBs of photos. I bought a program ($30 to 35) called Active Undelete. found at:
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A:Monitors go into Stand By and can't come back


So far, I've updated my mobo's bios. No difference, problem still there.

I increased fan speed of my GPU with Catalyst Control Center. Temp cooled down alot, but problem still there.

I ran COD:WAW with CCC open on my 2nd monitor to watch the temp. Working 99% the GPU hit 79C and the monitors went to standby. However, right before they went to standby, it sounded as if the graphics card turned off. Fans were still spinning, hard drives on, but monitors on standby.

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A:Random shutdown then power back on

What power supply do you have?

It's normal for motherboards to reboot after changing RAM settings, mine does.

The reason your machine may turn back on, is that it may be set to reboot after a power failure. If your power supply is shutting down because it's being overloaded, the motherboard sees that as power failure.
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the front ports are most-likely canceling out the rear ports, unless you've dealt with a similar setup that worked fine.
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Why don't you go here (Antec PSU calculator) , ,plug in your system specs, and you'll likely be able to answer your own question.
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If your not concerned with the upcoming DX11 games

If you are.
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A:External HD Power Supply was kicked

jra64 said:

The hard drive has begun to click a little bit sometimesClick to expand...

Can you elaborate "clicking"
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A:Need good double back up solution

For XP: Start > Run > Ntbackup.exe

For Vista (I have done this)

Copying the files XP backup program to Vista

In order to copy files for XP?s Backup Utility, you need access to a working installation of XP Pro. You will then fire up Windows Explorer and navigate to the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Once there, you will need to locate the following files:
Ntbackup.exe ? Windows Backup Utility executable
Ntmsapi.dll ? Removable Storage Public Interfaces
Vssapi.dll ? Volume Shadow Coy Requestor/Writer

You can then copy them to a folder on a USB drive for easy transport over to a Vista system

Enabling the Removable Storage Management system

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Something is still holding this back on. Can any of you assist me?
I've found a user manual and a repair manual. but neither has the dis-assembly instructions.
I'd appreciate any guidance that any of you can provide.

A:How to open the back of a Compaq FP5315 LCD Monitor

Use a large flat-blade screwdriver, and press it firmly in the crack between the front and back plastic housings. Carefully release the plastic retainers. You might have to twist the screwdriver a bit, but be careful not to mar or crack the plastic too much
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Power supplies are less expensive than motherboards. For this reason, try another power supply first
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Toshiba has been having a lot of problems with that laptop, and the replacement of the inverter card is not a good fix. Can you trade it for a different model, as this is the second failure.
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outlook saves everything in a *.pst file which is located
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What operating system are you using? Have you formatted and partitioned your hard drive?

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A:Clicks are back after burn cleaned WAV files to CDA using Nero 9

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How to Start the System Restore Tool from a Command Prompt


Reference Here:
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Welcome to Techspot.

Just a couple of question:

Why was the orgigional motherboard replaced?

What is the make of the Laptop?

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Quote from Toshiba for floppy boot up, bios update

1. Insert the new created Flash BIOS Installation Diskette Vx.xx into the unit to be upgraded.
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I like Gparted:
Free Boot CD
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System Restore from Safe Mode command prompt only
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Have you looked at your Event Viewer for errors/warnings that occur at these freezes?
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hey serc...

I'm speechless.... i don't know if thats a good or bad thing

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Newbie, but just a thought.
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Reset the mother board a few times....Click to expand...

Do you mean you have tried resetting the bios jumper, on the Motherboard?
If not do that.

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