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Installation after downloading

Q: Installation after downloading

I am using XP home and not sure what to do when I have installed something. It tells you to exit all open windows - what does that cover.

I have Avast antivirus, Zonealarm, microsft antispyware, spybot S&D, Spyware blaster and Kodak running - do I have to exit all of these (surely I will leave myself unprotected). I have just been closing a few of them down but would really like to know the correct thing to do = do I also have to come off the internet?



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A: Installation after downloading

In general, "Close all open windows' refers to items that are actually open on the screen or things running in the menu bar. It does NOT refer to things you see in the systray (system notification area - generally lower right).

You should NEVER have to disable your antivirus or firewall to download or install an application. You *may* have to tell your AV and/or anti-malware apps to allow the installation, as they may be watching for and notifying you of this type of activity.
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odd thing has happened to my friend, whos pc I have handbuilt. Every time he starts downloading lets say 1gb or bigger file his RAM starts to fill up. No processes are visible to be the cause. Cpu usage stays on normal level, but the ram just keeps on filling. Until it is throttled by capping on 8gb and he is forced to pause the download and reboot the machine, and the RAM is cleaned.

I posted this under networking, because I doubt that it is a hardware related problem.
The numbers go some like this. 8gb of RAM = 20gb of download -> cap -> restart -> ram clear -> restore download. And the RAM gets used oddly like its ment to behave like this. Does it store something on the way?

It isnt actually a problem, my friend can cope with it. But I as a builder of the PC would really like to solve this. I have never encountered such memory behavior with downloads before.

Screencaps of the situation available when I get home from work.


A:RAM capping while downloading large files

Does the machine have an anti-virus installed? And if so, does memory usage have the same effect with or without active scanning?

When monitoring Task Manager, which process is using the memory allotment that appears to be accumulating? Killing the process should clear memory usage by that process.

Forgive me as I beat around the bush, not really knowing what to say.
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i'll answer your questions in reverse
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Model Number


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A:Keyboard and touchpad freeze during Win OS installation

Well it's still under warranty (I think)

Anyway Ubuntu works perfectly
Windows does not

Is that the general drift ?

Have you confirmed all your driers are up to date?

Hae you tried the Acer Disk Formatter ?
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:dead: Yea, great, another one.

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Here is the page of where I could get the drivers for my ATI Card:

(I picked Windows XP - Home/Professional then I picked Legacy [discontinued] then I picked Rage 128/Rage 128 PRO)

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A:ATI Rage 128 pro driver installation problem

You really running SP1 this time?

Will try gettin to the bottom of this! I'll download and look into those ATI drivers to see what the driver installation is doing/looking for and compare to what ya got (Tho driver install files aren't always the easiest thing to interpret but give it my best shot)

I need collect detailed info on your current hardware and drivers

Click to download and run devcon.exe. It prompts to extract some files. Indicate folder C:\devcon. Verify it creates C:\devcon\i386\devcon.exe
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A:Check disk & installation problem

kenaki said:

Hello everyone,

I don't know if this is the right forum for me to ask but I don't know whereelse to post this thread.Click to expand...

Never fear asking something in here its what we do for fun...

kenaki said:

I have 2 different issues that I need help from any "guru" here.Click to expand...

Not sure if i count as a Guru but here goes...

kenaki;61 47761 said:

. When I run the checkdisk from tool tab. It runs ok onphase 1 but at the end of phase 2 it finally says : "unable to complete test (or Check) " .Click to expand...

Thats because it cant lock the disk and access it fully as there are programs that are constantly writing to the disk...

kenaki;61 47761 said:

. but when I used TuneXP to check the disk, in the beginning it says " warning : F parameter not specified, running chkdsk in read-only mode " other than that warning, it doesn't say anything else till it finish.Click to expand...

again its running in read only mode as it cant lock the disk due to programs writing to the fisk

kenaki;61 47761 said:

. So I'm just wondering if my hard disk is really ok before I start defragmenting it . I also plan to defragment the boot files using ultra fast boot optimization and pagedefrag too but not sure if these actions are really safe considering the above checkdisk result .Click to expand...

To run defrag in full mode use the /f parameter when issueing the command, so its chkdsk /f at a dos prompt, you will be told it cant lock the disk and ask if you want to schedule a disk check at reboot, answer yes and then reboot.

kenaki;61 47761 said:

.2. The second problem I have with my laptop is whenever I try to diagnose problems using DELL's original Driver & Utilities CD, my pc just shuts down by itself after a few minutes running the diagnostic. I tried a couple times checking different areas but it always turns off at no regular time .

The same thing happens everytime I try to re install the windows xp operating system using the original CD from Dell.
Fyi, I am using Dell Inspiron 700m laptop with Home windows xp. .Click to expand...

Not sure what's causing that to happen though, it sounds as though it may be a power fault perhaps the test is consuming to much current and it shuts off.. someone else may have a better idea, out of interest have you tried contacting Dell about the problem.

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unless your laptop allows two hard drives to be connected at the same time, you have to use a Windows installation CD. Your laptop should have the activation code on the underneath so all you need is to borrow one from a friend. Does your laptop not have a system restore CD? This would work too.
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A:Windows XP installation Failure on Gateway FX7026

I'm using all SATA drives (CD included)Click to expand...

you mean the Vista required Sata harddrive CD ?

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stop at 0x00000116

in standard vga-mode the system runs

BIOS: default setting

what happened befor:
I played Vanguard after a patch, screen went into black, affecting all
system, so was forced to do cold reboots.
I decided to re-install display-drivers, which resulted in the discribed
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googled stop at 0x00000116, but getting almost links to quite
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A:Nvidia display driver installation = stop at 0x00000116

If you would please, tell me your graphics card?
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