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A friend's email address is on multiple emails to contacts

Q: A friend's email address is on multiple emails to contacts

A friend of mine recently started getting a lot of emails from people on her contact list saying that they look like spam. They asked her if she sent these emails and of course, she didn't. She has changed her password but the problem persists. She has run a number of different scans and that hasn't solved the problem either. Is there anything that can be done?

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A: A friend's email address is on multiple emails to contacts

If her contact list has been hacked, it can't be undone.  If they have the contact list, changing the password will not change anything.  Sounds like she needs to lock down her phone better.  She needs to be more careful, and check all her privacy settings.  Have her create a new email and let her contacts know.  People don't realize that they are granting the world access to their personal information with these phones.  Google+, Facebook, instagram, Pinterest, etc.... they all access ALL your personal info by default, and makes it simple for others to gain access.
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A:Feedback on build for a friend

First I have built a nice system using that board; it was great to work with. has this motherboard and that cpu as a special combo for $133.00.

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A:Need help solving a MAC address mystery

Oops...meant SSID is listed as SETUP.
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search the form for DHCP - - I've posted a solution here on TS.
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That's probably just your inside and outside IP address. Your home gets an 'outside' IP address which will be the same for every device connected. Inside your home, every device will get an 'inside' address like and

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A:Friend's graphics card

hopgop1 said:

My friend is interested in purchasing a new graphics card for his quite old PC, he has a 300W PSU which we determined and he has about 70 to spend. He will be buying the card from Currently I am thinking he should get a GT 640 because that way he shouldn't need to upgrade his PSU. Also he has just 3 SATA power ports free and we are planning to purchase two of these to make the power to molex and use a spare adapter I have which goes from 2 molex to a six pin GPU connector, which is needed for the graphics card. It is makeshift but I see no reason why it won't work also he plans to play dayz, rust, cs go etc. Will he be able to play the listed games even if it is just at low?Click to expand...

If I were you, I would avoid anything below a 650 mostly because the scaling drops off a cliff after that point. At your price point of 70, I would suggest the following while keeping within your 300Watt Spectrum.

Try one of the following:

HD 7770 71

Or if you want to go lower on price

HD 7750 61

The performance difference from a GT 640 is way above (In many cases double the performance on the HD 7770) it. The GT series below 650 just scale down to low to be decent gaming cards. You should be well within your 300 watt spectrum because these cards use 140 watts (Give or take) which is pretty close to the GT 640 watts (About 130).

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A:Static IP Address Changed

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A:Multiple issues over multiple devices

First. You should try to NOT use a wireless connection for any type of gaming: PC, Mac, Console, etc. If you can hard wire the xbox you'll be waaay better off than using wireless.

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A:Cannot Ping Friend's IP

It sounds like his wan ip changed from his ISP. If he is not paying for a static ip that public ip will only be leased out for a short amount of time. Have you friend go to ip and see if that ip matches the one you have for your game server. You can use a dynamic DNS service to resolve the ip changing issue such as dun DNS or no-ip. These services will allow you to use a host name that will sync with your always changing IP address so you won't have to worry. Let me know if this helped.
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Where did you reset the IP address? I mean in which device did you reset the IP address?
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A:Changing IP address

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A:DNS server pointing to domain controller instead of website address

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A:Multiple monitor question

What video card is it? If it's got 2 outputs then it should mean you can just plug one monitor into each.
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A:Acer Laptop is corrupted and opens multiple apps and more

UNless someone else has a better idea, how old is this computer & is it still under warranty? If so, I'd get a hold of the where you bought it & get it checked out. IF you don't & have "other" work done on it, it could VOID the warranty.
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A:First time using multiple monitors

im no expert but it could be your refresh rate on the second monitor is different from the first so that could be it,

1.go to control panel under appearance and personalization click adjust screen resolution the monitor you want to change advanced setting and monitor tab and change the refresh rate

and your gaming fps should not go down through the multi display set up unless your doing something graphic/cpu demanding task
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A:Unable to renew IP address

I'm an *****

Leaving this post up for anyone wanting a good laugh... and for anyone else who is also dumb.

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Starting from the modem;
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A:How do I find out my ISP's IP address?

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Pinging [] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from bytes=32 time=18ms TTL=244
Reply from bytes=32 time=15ms TTL=244
Reply from bytes=32 time=14ms TTL=244
Reply from bytes=32 time=35ms TTL=244

Ping statistics for
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A:No network/cannot renew IP address

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A:My computer won't get an IP address

Here is the ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Chris

Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :

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IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

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A:Brother Printer does not have an IP address

One more thing I tried

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A:Problems getting Internet access whilst using multiple OS's on one PC

Virtual Madness said:

Oh, and by the way, as strange as it probably sounds, yes, I would like to have XP Home, XP Professional and Vista Home Premium all on the same PC.Click to expand...

You could just use virtual machines for the other two operating systems -- assuming the hardware can handle the load of a VM (it should if you have Vista running) and you don't need to leverage massive resources for 3D or gaming on the VMs.

Your just tripling the complexities by running 3 host OS' in my honest opinion. While I agree they should all work, you'd only need to tackle one OS if you ran the rest as guests.

Out of idle curiosity why do you need separate XP home and professional versions, as well as Vista anyway?
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A:IP address conflict found

this kind of error is frequently caused by malconfiguration of a static IP address.

First start by making ALL systems attached to your router use DHCP. This will ensure
that the conflict can not occur

Now IF you need a static address, then use the Address Reservation feature in the router;
You need the MAC address of the system to have a static IP address,
to restrict the DHCP range to a small set of numbers, say 2-20, and
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get a command prompt (start->run->cmd) and enter IPCONFIG /ALL >MyTCP.txt

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A:Can't renew IP address

If you have not already tried, just set a static IP address. That should possibly get it to work for a temp fix. The problem also may be a DHCP/DNS issue which I have had in the past. cant remember how I fixied it though. These days when I get a 169 IP the IP release and renew command has fixed the problem.
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A:Wi-Fi not working "can't renew IP address"

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A:DHCP issuing wrong IP address

NotVeryWiseOne said:

Here is an interesting one for you. For a few days now I noticed that 1 computer on this network has been issued the wrong IP address. It is a Windows XP Pro SP3 PC using a internal Realtek LAN adapterClick to expand...


There is only a single LAN adapter in the system and ICS is not enabled. Have got them out of trouble by using a static IP address and everything works fine however doesn't solve the DHCP problem.Click to expand...

as dhcp ONLY serves to autoconf the client and you've setup static settings, actually you are DONE. The caveat of course is that you would like (I hope) to have one point of control from the DC side. Let's see ...

Using DHCP issued from a 2wire ADSL router
Default DHCP configuration
IP Address Range ->
Default Gateway << atypical here but valid; normally the router is the gateway
.....................................................and it would be at and the dhcp range 2-100

However this computer has been issued with
IP Address
Default Gateway
DHCP Server
DNS Server to expand...

one would hope the DNS would be on your DC or a public ISP; sure bizarre.
(there's a remote chance of something else, but let's defer that discussion for now)

Normally, the client BROADCASTS on x.x.x.255 port 68 and gets back
the DHCP address and proceeds from there.

=== that leads to this issue Node Type = = =

get Regedit
go to the key
set DhcpNodeType = 1 (if not found create a REG_DWORD and get the spelling and case as shown)
set NodeType = 8 (same comment " " )

Looks like the client has junk in the static config.
Use View Network Connections (on the ailing system) right-click Local Lan->Properties
scroll to Tcp/IP, click properties
On the General Tab, click both Obtain xxx Automatically and ensure everything else is empty.
Click the Advance button at the bottom
* IP settings tab: shows DHCP Enabled; default gateway is empty [x] auto metric
* DNS tab: everything empty and [x] Append primary & connection specific DNS suffixes
* WINS tab: at the bottom; NetBios setting [x] Default
.... you decide the WINS and Enable LMHOSTS lookup for your DC
* Options tab: shows TCP/IP filtering; click properties button
.... [x] all three Permit All

Click OK three times to get back to the top, click close

get a command prompt (start->run->cmd (using admin of course)

ipconfig /flushdns
net stop "dns client"
net start "dns client"
(yes, keep the quotes)

disconnect this system from the lan and wait 30 seconds and then reconnect
wait another 30 seconds and rerun /ipconfig /all

the Node Type should show up as Hybrid

Internet still works but network drive access doesn't.Click to expand...

because it is on the WRONG subnet

All computers are plugged into a NetGear 16 port network switch with 1 cable going to the 2Wire ADSL router.

Everyone else on the network is correct and so was this PC up until last Thursday. The system was being used in the morning. Had a blackout and ever since this problem has occured.

Trying a few things gives these results.
Restarting the router and network switch - Made no change
Restarting the PC - Made no change
Disable Windows Firewall - Made no change
Disable AVG AntiVirus - Made no change
Disconnected LAN cable - Address issued was the default 169 auto config address
Reconnected cable - Went back to
Repaired Connection - Made no change
IPCONFIG /RELEASE - Gave address
IPCONFIG /RENEW - Gave address
Used Setup Network Connection Wizard - Made no changeClick to expand...
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A:DHCP invalid IP address?

first use a wired connection - - that will allow easy access and show that DHCP (used for both wired and wireless) can actually work
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if the IP address is ALL you need, see

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You can use two routers, have the first one in control and allow wifi on both if

I'll defer until you clarify your usage . . .
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A:IP address conflict on network when laptop tries to connect to it

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A:Powerline adapter invalid IP address problem

The computer from the offline room gives me an IP address of 169.254, indicating no connection to DHCP (not totally sure about the DHCP but it definitely means no connection.)Click to expand...

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A:IP address changing on its own causes printer to stop working

Yes this can be resolved two ways
Address reservation and Static IP address assignment.

The former is much easier but I need the make/model number of your router to give HOW-TO details - - -
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Lan address: Is assigned by the DHCP service in your router, OR from a static IP configuration on the NIC. Etherway, your Lan - IP is not visible nor accessible from the Internet.

WAN address: is assigned by your ISP OR from the registration process. This is the address for ALL of the systems attached to your router. The NAT feature of the router keeps it all straight.
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I am new if i am in the wrong place sorry!!!
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Can anyone help me please.

A:IP address is not renewing

What operating system are you using?

Did it work previously, or is this the first time you've tried it?

Have you tried resetting the wireless router/access point to see if it resolves the issue?
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A:Adding additional PSU's when running multiple GPUs

Leeky said:

Having just spent 117 on that I'd rather not even consider replacing it. So can a system use a second PSU (like any decent PSU), or do they need to be built specially for the purpose?Click to expand...

I'm no expert in PSU's so I wont bull**** you on that, it's my weak spot, but is it possible to use multiple PSU's on one system? Yes. Both in your case? I don't know.
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Im thinking i may need a lan switch or whatever? if so can you link some good ones that are cheap?
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A:Limited no connectivity unable to renew IP address

You have a computer that appears to be sic years old... after six years, several components are often damaged... especially the hard drive.
Do you have the software to format and install a new hard drive?
What is your configuration...
And HP Presario should be a Compaq Presario... I would borrow a computer to download all the drivers, or get somebody to download them for you. If you don't have install disks, you can buy them from HP via a phone call... if they have any left.
When is the last time your computer worked properly and what happened to apparently make it stop working properly.
Do you have a friend who is tech smart to help you take a look at the computer and its components?
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A:Multiple PC problems

Is this the same problem as described in this thread?:
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A:Need help to setup home network with multiple Access Points or Routers

With Ethernet wiring available you have some nice choices;
use wires to access remote locations
and place wireless in the room(s) needed
Likely you can just wire to each floor and the garage and then let the wireless be accessed from those locations.

The Modem==>#1Router can control all the DHCP assignments and assuming that you only need four remote locations, you can use a 4-port router. If you need more than four, you will need a Switch, eg
modem==router---switch-- four connections
+---- three more connections
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disable the dhcp in each Wifi device
attached the ethernet from #1Router to any LAN slot on the WiFi (leaving its Wan slot empty)
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disconnect from the Wifi device and attempt a wireless connection.
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A:Limited or no connectivity/can't acquire an IP address

verify that the NIC is set to use DHCP for both IP & DNS addresses; remove any static values found
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A:Windows XP - Keyboard - some letters I have to type multiple times for them to appear

Laptop keyboard problem

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A:Trouble connecting. Invalid IP address

Check that the device settings for the network interface have not been set to a fixed IP address - go to control panel > network connections > select your device > right click > properties > double click on internet protocol (TCP/IP) and set the two obtain IP and DNS values automatically.
Reboot to reset the system
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Remove all the keyboard entries in the device manager and reboot, letting Windows reinstall the keyboard driver...[advice from forum]

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A:Keyboard multiple characters with 1 keystroke

If you haven't already, can you try another keyboard?
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A:Keyboard issues, multiple letters appearing

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A:Can't connect to Internet DHCP and renewing IP address issue

Are you using broadband? Wired or wireless?
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You may want to try taking a look here too.
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