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Q: Help Needed!!! Alt+Ctrl+Needed disabled by administrator

Hi there think this problem is getting rampant I got systems at home and both are facing this problem just Needed!!! Help administrator disabled by Alt+Ctrl+Needed over the weekend The task mgr is disabled alongside the normal shutdown function Now i can only shut down the machine by logging off first as a user then shut down from that screen The Run function is also disabled as well as well as Help Needed!!! Alt+Ctrl+Needed disabled by administrator the Resident Shield in my AVG Free Help Needed!!! Alt+Ctrl+Needed disabled by administrator program Below is the HJT log Logfile of HijackThis v Scan saved at PM Help Needed!!! 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HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Default Page URL http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Default Search URL http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Search Page http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Connection Wizard ShellNext http g msn com SEENSG TBR FRWCompleteTBSiteFinalDEFAULT O - BHO Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - E F-C D - D -B D- B D BE B - C Program Files Common Files Adobe Acrobat ActiveX AcroIEHelper dll O - BHO SpywareGuard Download Protection - A E - F- - B - B DDD DB - C Program Files SpywareGuard dlprotect 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 - BHO Windows Live Sign-in Helper - D - C - ABF- ECC- C - C Program Files Common Files Microsoft Shared Windows Live WindowsLiveLogin dll O - 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Extra context menu item amp Windows Live Search - res C Program Files Windows Live Toolbar msntb dll search htm O - Extra context menu item Add to Windows amp Live Favorites - http favorites live com quickadd aspx O - Extra context menu item E amp xport to Microsoft Excel - res C PROGRA MICROS Office EXCEL 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 no name - e e dd -d - - b -f ba - windir Network Diagnostic xpnetdiag exe file missing O - Extra Tools menuitem xpsp res dll - - e e dd -d - - b -f ba - windir Network Diagnostic xpnetdiag exe file missing 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 - Options group INTERNATIONAL International O - DPF -C A- E-A -C C BBF Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool - http go microsoft com fwlink linkid O - DPF ED - B- DA -BF -BE C EC Windows Live Safety Center Base Module - http cdn scan onecare live com resource download scanner wlscbase cab O - DPF -B - D - B- A D Autodesk MapGuide ActiveX Control - http www can com sg mwf mgaxctrl cab O - DPF B-B - D-A D -FCFDF E C WUWebControl Class - http update microsoft com windowsupdate v V Controls en x client wuweb site cab O - DPF E A- D- EE - C-DC FA D FC MUWebControl Class - http update microsoft com microsoftupdate v V Controls en x client muweb site cab O - DPF A A - DA - DAF-B - F E E ActiveScan Installer Class - http acs pandasoftware com activescan as free asinst cab O - HKLM System CCS Services Tcpip D FBE- D - A - B -A NameServer O - Protocol livecall - A - C - - F- E F - C PROGRA MSNMES MSGRAP DLL O - Protocol msnim - A - C - - F- E F - C PROGRA MSNMES MSGRAP DLL O - Winlogon Notify WgaLogon - C WINDOWS SYSTEM WgaLogon dll O - SSODL WPDShServiceObj - AAA BA- A C- B - D - D DB - C WINDOWS system WPDShServiceObj dll O - Service AVG Alert Manager Server Avg Alrt - Unknown owner - -C PROGRA Grisoft AVGFRE avgamsvr exe file missing O - Service AVG Update Service Avg UpdSvc - Unknown owner - -C PROGRA Grisoft AVGFRE avgupsvc exe file missing O - Service AVG E-mail Scanner AVGEMS - Unknown owner - -C PROGRA Grisoft AVGFRE avgemc exe file missing O - Service InstallDriver Table Manager IDriverT - Unknown owner - - quot C Program Files Common Files InstallShield Driver Intel IDriverT exe file missing O - Service iPodService - Unknown owner - -C Program Files iPod bin iPodService exe file missing O - Service Machine Debug Manager MDM - Unknown owner - - quot C Program Files Common Files Microsoft Shared VS Debug mdm exe file missing O - Service WinFast R Display Driver Service NVSvc - NVIDIA Corporation - C WINDOWS system nvsvc exe O - Service Cyberlink RichVideo Service CRVS RichVideo - Unknown owner - - quot C Program Files CyberLink Shared files RichVideo exe file missing O - Service ServiceLayer - Unknown owner - - quot C Program Files PC Connectivity Solution ServiceLayer exe file missing O - Service Messenger Sharing Folders USN Journal Reader service usnjsvc - Unknown owner - - quot C Program Files MSN Messenger usnsvc exe file missing O - Service Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service WMPNetworkSvc - Unknown owner - - quot C Program Files Windows Media Player WMPNetwk exe file missing Thanks in advance nbsp

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A: Help Needed!!! Alt+Ctrl+Needed disabled by administrator

Hi, sorry to bump this. Is there anyone who can help me with the problem? Many thanks.

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A:How did my Windows key become disabled?

Do you mean Windows is asking you to activate again? What version of Windows are you running?
 

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A:I disabled my Nvidia Geforce GT610 graphics card accidentally and now I can't see a thing

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A:Keyboard not found - EPP - disabled - getting tired of this on my wife's computer

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A:Sound is disabled

Well, considering the fact that XP expires http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/enterprise/endofsupport.aspx
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Do you see any yellow (!) in the device manager?
 

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They were correct, 2GB is the max for your notebook.

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A:Graphics card update help needed

Yes that video card will work with your motherboard.

However, it may not be the best value for money compared to the current gen video cards on offer.

For example, the newer Nvidia GTX 660 is the same price as the 560 Ti and offers around 30% more performance. Alternatively, the AMD Radeon HD 7850 costs even less and still offers better performance than the 560 Ti. I would highly recommend you go with one of these (doesn't have to be that exact model of 660 or 7850).
 

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Firstly, why do you need to overclock it? I'm guessing its more because you want to, than necessity, but my thoughts are below.

I run the exact same CPU in my system 24/7 and while it might be long in the tooth compared with most systems on here, it's certainly not lacking at stock speeds as it is.

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"HP Inspiron crashes"...

You must mean Dell Inspiron, don't you? What is the model or service tag number?
 

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Is your budget set in stone?

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I know this does not answer your question but you may find it interesting.

If you have plenty of RAM to run all your applications, you wouldn't really need a pagefile. Pagefiles are needed when the system requires more memory than physically in the machine.

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A:Help needed trying to upgrade CPU/motherboard

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Note the solution presented in the previous thread is for a different make of laptop.

Problem: Wirless disabled by default on start up and resume.

I am having the same problem with my windows 7 reinstall of my SYX160001. Have tried similar remidies... ie power management, driver updates, enabling netowrk discovery, etc.

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A:Atheros AR9285 wireless disabled by default at startup

SOLUTION! (at least for me on my laptop)

I just had this problem when I reinstalled the OS from the OEM disc (not the factory install disc) I figured the OEM disc had a driver conflict. But I incorrectly pointed the finger at the wirless lan driver.

The HOT KEY strip (the one with the buttons that turn white when you touch them just above the keyboard) on my laptop also controls the Wi-Fi Radio on/off button. This was the problem. You need the origional driver for that strip, even if your volume on the strip is working.

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A:Wireless communication disabled

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A:I'm building a gaming PC. Advice needed

The motherboard you have selected is an LGA 1366 socket which will not support the i7 2600K. Pick an LGA 1155 motherboard (preferably a Z68 chipset). Also, for a gaming setup I would pick the i5 2500K as you wouldn't really require the horsepower of the i7 in games. Money saved could be spent on a better mobo/GPU.

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A:Unable to view administrator files on slave drive

User Permissions

Its more down to user permissions, you dont have permission to access it, Personally i would take the hard drive and slip it in a computer with windows 7, then reset the permissions to whicherever user i want ( this is done by right clicking the drive/folder and changeing under the permissions tab)

God luck
 

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What is the make and model of the adapter?
 

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Brand
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Series
Essentio
Model
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A:Disabled video card, can't see anything

Did you install the card into the motherboard? Try plugging in the monitor to the GPU, if you didn't do that.
 

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A:eMachines T3120 help needed

If the motherboard is faulty other issues won't be much further behind - if not already showing there ugly roots.

Have you tried resetting the CMOS?

A replacement motherboard will in my opinion be a wiser decision.
 

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You would require new RAM, a new motherboard and of course the processor in order to change to a new chipset.

I would suggest you look at the Sandy Bridge LGA1155 platform, which is current. Your graphics card is perfectly fine for now, and will be in fine in a new setup as long as you aren't expecting to play at full HD resolution with the settings ramped on highest.

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A:Laptop purchase. Experienced owners needed.

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supersmashbrada said:





I'm on the market for something mobile but I have a few questions.

I spend a lot of time using photoshop and dreamweaver. is 14" too small for production work?

Am I missing anything if I dont go for a 17" laptop, besides the obvious weight decrease?

I play some games every so often. SC II, Rift.

budget=1800.00usd. Doesn't have to max out my budget but it has to look good and do the things I need.

Please don't include anything made by appleClick to expand...

In my personal experience with Dell Inspiron E1505 ( 6400 ), it was so horrible that it kept killing my first, second and third power adapter for the laptop. Dell aren't that bad, except they're notoriously ignoring on improving the life of the power adapters, let alone of customers buying the $25 - $80 for new adapter once in every 3 - 6 months.

I do used the photoshop and lots of frontpage on that laptop, and i know for surely doing these things on 14" will be little too small for me. Have you considered Lenovo's or Toshiba? They're very solid and very reliable laptops than anything I touched in the past.
 

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ASUS P5GL-TMX/S
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Did you remember to connect the 4 or 6 pin aux12v line to the motherboard near the CPU?
 

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A:Wireless card needed for building computer?

You need a wireless card or wireless adapter to go wireless.
 

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You still looking at your original $200 budget mate?

If so, this is considerably under your budget:

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157202

second, same as above.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157187

third, almost seems to good to be true. Only shipped with motherboard. No software.
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I've moved your thread to the Audio and Video sub-forum, which is a more suitable place for your enquiry.

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This should help.


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The motherboard will work with your i5 2500k, says it supports (1155) so should be fine.

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750W should be fine, 520W might not be enough for the power of your graphics card.

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A:Accidentally disabled display adapter and can't see, safe mode or VGA mode won't work

The shortcut keys in Device Manager apply only to English OS, of course.
 

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You should be able to disable the touchpad in the bios but that will most likely disable the pad and the buttons but it should be permanent.

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A:New PC - advice needed

Does that ~$600 USD budget need to include a monitor and an OS?
 

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2GB PC3200 RAM
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You might have made a typo in describing your CPU. Is it an Athlon 64 X2 4600+?

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A:First build, guidance needed please

Hi Vale,
1)can you put a number on the "limited budget" for us?
2)You are in the UK correct?
3)I assume you will be buying components online?
4)What bits and pieces (if any) will you carry over from your current PC? ...Packard Bell if I recall?
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6)is there any other significant use for the machine?...ie gaming ect?
7)how 'future upgrade' minded do you want this machine to be?
8) do you have an online vendor you favor doing business with?

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There is an auxiliary port that may be similar (it has 11 or 12 pin hole openings).

Any help would be very appreciated!

I am a noob, so please explain any jargon please!

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-Ben
 

A:USB port disabled in BIOS, No PS/2 port, can't access BIOS!

If you remove the CMOS battery, your BIOS should revert to default settings and your keyboard should work so you can get into the BIOS. The CMOS battery is the shiny, disk shaped object on the motherboard.
 

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A:How do I enable sound device on Vista after I disabled it?

#1 Click on Start and then Control Panel.

#2 Click on the System and Maintenance link.

Note: If you're viewing the Classic View of Control Panel, you won't see this link. Simply double-click on the Device Manager icon and then proceed to Step 4.

#3 In the System and Maintenance window, click on the Device Manager link near the bottom of the window.

#4 look under "Sounds, video and game controllers" you should see Creative Audigy with a red X, right click it and enabled it.
 

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so at my work I just found under a pile of junk a Power Macintosh G3 in fairly nice condition. The only problem is, it's missing its processor. I was wondering how much one might run for (I did look online for one but can't find one that would work for it) and on top of that, how much do you think it would be worth if it were running. (I have a running deal with my boss that if I sell old crap I can keep half of what ever I sell it for) I know they are in no way shape or form really usable, but then again fanboys buy this kinda stuff. Anyways, any info on this would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!

Stensland

p.s. there was just the case of one of these (the minitower edition which is the same I found) going for 400$ online.
 

A:Power Macintosh G3, processor needed

Is it a Blue&White one or a Beige? It makes a big difference. Beige ones are pretty worthless.

Here is a link of CPU upgrades. http://lowendmac.com/ppc/power-mac-g3-upgrade-guide.html These aren't the original processors for them, they are 3rd party ones, but they work. Some places still sell them, or you could check ebay.
 

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I have a perfectly working card, but now it's a brick as I flashed it by an accident.
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GV-RX13128D-RH
Already contacted Gigabyte's Techsupport, they want me to RMA the video card, too bad it's out of warranty, they are less than helpful and since I don't want to start cursing, I will stop here about their support.
 

A:Gigabyte's ATI Radeon X1300 128mb - bios needed

you can dump the card's BIOS easily with GPU-Z, so if you can't find the right file your best bet may be to just buy another one, used. i can't seem to dig up any BIOS files on any of Gigabyte's international sites or on Tech PowerUp either, and I don't have an X1300 but i may know someone who does. i will post back if i find anything out.
 

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A:Network drives disabled

Hi Samantha :wave:

Welcome to :grinthumb
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These follow is helpful advice which was once offered to me, and which I now offer to newcomers.

You may find these to be helpful links...

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Before posting you should read all the Posting Guidelines.

To access technical support Forums.

Many users like to post system specs in their Profile.
System Specs are always helpful when you seek support, (see the first two suggestions).
And helpers may ask that you post some of your specs in your thread.

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ThermalTake Frio - 39
Coolermaster Silent ProM1000k- 130
Samsung SH-S223C/BEBE 22x - 14
Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB - 43
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Emprex 9051H + 883U KIT Ultimate - 20
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eVGA P55 FTW 200 - 220
TOTAL - 1088

in the futere i will be upgrading to 3-Way sli!so tell me what you think
Killerclown OUT!!!
 

A:PC build help needed

I suppose if you were going to do sli you could go with 460's. So your budget is 1k?
 

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gtx 295
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-090-GW

gtx 460
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-040-ZT&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=1830

see!
so which would be better?
(i might buy 2 even for SLI who know?!)
so please help
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A:GPU pick for new build help needed

I would go for GTX 460 and then get another in the future when the price comes down.
 

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A:9800GT no power source needed?

is the 9800GT an ECO 'green version?
http://xtreview.com/addcomment-id-8383-view-Galaxy-GeForce-9800-GT-green-edition.html
 

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A:Gaming build questions, mobo guru needed

The GTX 460 would be a better pick over the HD 5770. However, the boards you're picking will not have SLI support if you want to add a second GTX 460 in the future. For a multi GPU setup it would be more sensible to pick an ATI card as the AMD chipsets support only CrossFire.

I suggest getting a Seasonic / OCZ / Corsair 650W PSU if you're looking at a single card setup with the GTX 460. The 850W would be overkill.

The 790FX boards are also very good but I suggest sticking to the newer chipset as you'll have USB 3.0 support.

Also, for the CPU, I would urge you to look at the Phenom II X6 1055T.
 

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XSPC BR525CL 5.25'' Single Bay Watercooling Reservoir - 20 pounds
Black Ice GT Stealth 240 Radiator - 33 "
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Heatkiller CPU Waterblock - 30 "
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A:Water cooling help needed

I will be overclocking my i7 760.Click to expand...

That'd be i5 760/ i7 920+.



I dont know which coolant i need to get so if any body can help me with that i would be very grateful(but it has to be Blue )Click to expand...

It'd most likely be water, its appearance will be dependant on the color of your tubes.
 

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Intel Core i5 760 2.80GHz - 157
Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4 - 150
Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB - 48
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Samsung 22x DVD±RW - 13
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Nik11105
 

A:Another new PC help needed

Buy a better PSU, and drop down to a GTX 460 and an i7 750. Also consider getting an SSD instead of the WD HDD, unless you're going over budget because of it. And stick to 4GB of RAM; it's plenty.
 

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>> INNO3D 9800GT 1024MB BIOS

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Shader clock: 1500 MHz
Memory clock: 900 MHz (1800 MHz data rate)
Memory interface: 256-bit
Memory: 1024 MB
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A:Inno3d 9800GT 1024MB BIOS needed

You don't need to change your bios?
 

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-All devices can access the internet.
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-Devices connected to router C can ping devices on router A or B but cannot access shared drives or shared printers by name (possibly can by IP)
-Devices connected to routers A, B cannot ping devices connected to router C

Can this be resolved with static routing? Would like to create one network but can't figure out how to create a bridge in Netgear router.



 

A:Home networking help needed

Very nice diagram; well done!






-Devices connected to routers A, B, or C can ping any other device in the 192.168.1.X network.
-Devices connected to router C can ping devices on router A or B but cannot access shared drives or shared printers by name
(possibly can by IP)
-Devices connected to routers A, B cannot ping devices connected to router C
Click to expand...

Notice that A+B are on the same subnet (192.168.1.x)
This avoids routing issues and gives control to the firewalls on those systems.

C however is a different subnet (192.168.2.x) can creates routing problems.

Solutions:
a) move the C router onto the same subnet as A&B
and I would then run DHCP only from the A device and disable DHCP everywhere else

b) study the ROUTE program and add a route for 192.168.2.* and ensure it is retained across router restarts (hint: it's a static route)

Problem (2) is your firewalls on A+B systems needs to

Code:
allow tcp/udp in/out ports 137-139,445 from 192.168.2.*

 

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A:AC to DC adapter part needed

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A:Overclock help needed - Q8200, fan, FBS, BIOS settings?

What's affordable, how much are you looking to spend?

For a cheaper cooler I really like the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro. Another good one is the Cooler Master Hyper 212.

Something to keep in mind is that overclocking is not going to free up CPU cycles. It'll make things run faster but if an application is currently taking 100% of your CPU, overclocking is not going to clear that up.
 

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A:Dell Inspiron 8200 - configuration setup disabled

Since you are unable to boot, it will be difficult to help you.
Wait until you are rested, and relaxed, then take a look at your BIOS and setup, using F2 and F12.
There you will find ways to change the setup.
You may have damaged a ribbon cable to the hard drive, or it may not be properly connected, or the drive is worn out.
The reason the store laughed at your computer is the memory is expensive and inadequate when maxed out... But the 8200 itself is a decent computer for everyday work.
Take some time with a strong light to clean out the dust and dirt, then trace down all your computer cables so you can get the right cable to the correct spot.
Disconnect everything but the memory, the hard drive, and the power supply as a start so you don't have so many things to figger out... Then once it is working, we can help with the improvements.
 

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What am i missing?

Please Help!
 

A:Codec needed on Windows Media Player

You need to install your audio drivers for the device in the computer. Normally, you would use your install disk, or download sound drivers for whatever is installed in your system.
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A:Looking to buy a new rig, advice needed

My question, is this PC worth it for the price?Click to expand...

What price?
 

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i dont understand the problem

can anyone help?

thanks in advance for your time
 

A:Trying to set MTU settings - it says "run as administrator" - I AM administrator

I could be wrong, but do you not need to elevate to admin to do that command in cmd?

I didnt think it ran as admin all the time, but I'm more of a linux person...

This might be of help... http://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/run-cmd-as-administrator

It looks like you could shortcut cmd.exe to the desktop and in properties select to run as administrator...
 

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A:System software needed

Look for it on the ASUS support website
 

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A:Help needed with hard drive

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A:Email setup help needed, for iPod and PC!

Basicaly any email account with IMAP would be able to do that: Gmail, MobileMe & even Yahoo! offer such services.

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A:I've disabled my Computer Monitor Driver in Windows XP

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A:I have disabled my monitor by mistake

How did you disable the monitor? If you reboot the machine do you see a picture while the PC is starting?
 

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