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Media sharing option keeps shutting off by itself

Q: Media sharing option keeps shutting off by itself

I'm having an issue with my media sharing options in Network and Sharing on all my computers on my network. When I go to network & sharing to turn on media sharing for some reason by itself it gets turn off?? This is frustrating to have to continually reset it on all computers on my network. They all have the same Home Group password, but still it gets turn off somehow. Can anyone Please tell me what am I doing wrong or what the problem is causing this to happen???

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A: Media sharing option keeps shutting off by itself

I assume you are talking about Media Player setup. Did you see this?

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/media-sharing-option-keeps-shutting-off-by-itself.192232/
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A:Sharing printer and files between win 7 and win 8.1 computers

If the printer has Ethernet support, connect it to the router and then use Add Printer as a Network printer on every PC (ie not directly connected to any PC) and at least that will solve one issue. Remember to get the correct print driver for each system; Win/7 vs Win/8.

I'll surf for the sharing issue and post back ...
 

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A:Laptop not shutting down

Since XP was discontinued about a year or so ago I'd simply suggest re installing Vista & get used to it. It aint that bad.I've had it too.
 

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A:Nvidia crashes Epic Games' media event, announces Titan X graphics card

Soo... What are the chances of a 6GB "980Ti" variant? A bit like the 780Ti was to the Titan Black?
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Im happy to run any programmes/OS's in a VM if that were needed.

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A:Media in DVD Drive is not readable

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/media-in-dvd-drive-is-not-readable.207225/
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First, if your ISP is over a DSL line, make sure every device connected to the phone wall jack(s) have a filter installed.

Second, get the latest firmware for your Modem && the router installed.

Lastly, on your router, find and set the MTU to 1492 which will stop packet fragmentation.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/internet-shutting-off-every-five-minutes-or-so.205339/
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I've seen in earlier threads on this topic that some advice-givers suggested running the HWMonitor to check the temps, so I did that, but the figures don't mean anything to me. Here's a screenshot, if someone can tell me whether these temps are normal.
 

A:Laptop keeps shutting off

I am not really sure whats wrong, but I can reassure you that it is probably not the CPU overheating. As long as the sensors are correct, and they are displaying the right temperatures, you should be fine. The thermal limit of the i3 380M is 90C according to specs online. I hope someone else can chime in on other possible solutions.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/laptop-keeps-shutting-off.204846/
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A:My laptop keeps shutting off

Lift it up off the desk. It's overheating. Buy a laptop cooling pad.
 

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A:Accidentaly unplugged computer without shutting down. Computer will not start.

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I believe that it is not heat issue because I send this laptop to clean up fan and replace themal silicone at cpu with Dell Authorize shop.

** Last temp. before shutdown is 45 Celcius **

I have log this shutdown event with several condition and its still shut itself every exact 30 min

With Chillpad - 30 min
On/Off Wifi - 30 min
No Batterry 30 min
Power by Battery 30min
Shutdown even in BIOS mode

Solution I have try
Format and install Window 7/8
Flash Bios

Thank you for your help!
 

A:My Laptop keep shutting down at exactly 30 min

Are the power down, sleep and hibernate settings properly set?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/my-laptop-keep-shutting-down-at-exactly-30-min.203521/
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I think the issue is that I have no IP address on this computer (using Windows XP that has just been reinstalled). The result of ipconfig/release is:
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A:Wireless Connection Media Disconnected (Windows XP)

First disconnect any wired connection and THEN attempt the wifi.
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/wireless-connection-media-disconnected-windows-xp.203103/
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A:Laptop keeps shutting off

I need to do a search before I post a problem that everyone seems to be having LOL
I've taken the battery out and fired it up...we'll see what happens.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/laptop-keeps-shutting-off.195853/
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..."I took it apart, gave it a goo d clean"...Did you remove the CPU fan(s) or heat-sink assembly?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/toshiba-satellite-shutting-down.199905/
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A:Client-Server Media Streaming

Perhaps a Slingbox would work for this?

http://www.ehow.com/how_6187809_multiple-viewers-slingbox.html
http://www.slingbox.com
 

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A:Reliable large file-sharing site needed... Yousendit closed

Look at shutterfly.com
 

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Which version of Windows do you have? Make sure services for media share are enabled.
You might have to

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When did this happen? If you know roughly the time period, you can do a system restore to just before that period and that should fix it if it is software based. Also have a look in the Real tech audio 'control panel' and the Windows sound one in case something got disabled.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/realtech-hd-audio-rear-mic-option-grayed-out-in-mixer.194445/
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Post this question here: http://community.skype.com/t5/English/ct-p/English?profile.language=en.
 

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Which versions of Windows are on ALL of your systems?
 

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Go to this site: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/Product/inspiron-1545 and download the driver under BIOS. Make sure all apps are closed and your PC is plugged in before flashing and follow the directions carefully or you can ruin your computer. After this, download realtemp: http://www.techpowerup.com/realtemp/ and run the exe after extracting the file. Tell me your temperatures for each core. good luck
 

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Have you right clicked on "share this network connection" on the adapter in the connection manager:


 

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Let's start with a wired connection and get that to be stable+reliable - - the wifi will then just fall into place.

WIRE a connection and disable the WiFi device

now get a command prompt and enter IPCONFIG /ALL >myTCP.txt

followup on this thread and attach the myTCP.txt file or copy/paste its content.
 

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Typically this is a driver problem. find the driver from the print/scanner manufacturer and dl/install it.
 

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specs
OS: windows 7
manufacturer: e-machines
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A:Having problems with my laptop shutting down

1 is your graphics card suitable for playing the games I would say on the said laptop go to google then type can you run it then click on link thise will take u to a site that will help determine the games you can play so once on there theres 2 drop down boxes in the 2nd box look for your games then click then after click on canurunit tab and wait then the system will tell you pass or fail and on what parts for instance it might say core i3 pass but on graphics it might say fail .. if passes on all then let us know and then can look further
 

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A:Asus G73 laptop overheating on high end games and shutting down

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A:Laptop is shutting down suddenly!

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hmm; your wording is imprecise so need to make sure what you mean,

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Here are options I've been looking at.

Syba PCI Express SATA II 4 x Ports RAID Controller Card SY-PEX40008

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Adaptec 2240900-R 1430SA PCI Express X4 4-Port SATA 3GBS Low-profile Host RAID ControllerClick to expand...

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SCSI attached devices which give you hotplug support and dynamic raid recovery.[x]

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Hello, welcome to techspot. The first thing that comes to mind is the powersupply. E machines are known for having bad power supplys andi have experenced it.
 

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A:SCSI for a media setup?

What are you actually asking for help with?

I don't see the point in 4 296MB hard disks - You might as well bin them! They might sound good, but anything that old, with that capacity is going to be slower than a brand new SATA2/3 hard disk. The speed of new disks will come from the bandwidth of the interface, which will be severely reduced on anything as old as the 296MB hard disk.

A mechanical hard disk with 7,200RPM spindle speed in a homeserver is more than adequate alongside gigabit ethernet at running HD with bandwidth to spare. 10K disks, or SSDs are totally unneeded, and would be pointless in your case anyway, as your external hard disks are going to be throttled by the USB connections they're connecting to the computer with, not the speed of the network (assuming gigabit).

A 1TB hard disk sits around 30-40 these days (probably the same money in Dollars), so no need to be looking elsewhere at faster stuff.
 

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Thanks.
 

A:"Pxe-e61: media test failure" error help

Go into your Bios and see if Network is in the boot order and disable it. Then try to boot again and post back what happens.
 

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A:Shutting down randomly, don't think its PSU or overheating

This is a bit strange, but, most likely a problem with drivers. How did you install the driver for the Nvidia card in your wifes PC was it a download or from a disk. Also did you clean out the Nvidia driver before you re-installed the ATI and what source did the ATI driver come from.

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A:Not connected to the internet with adhoc sharing

do I read you to say the connections are like

Code:
modem--->PC<---->phone

 

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A:Windows Media Player 11 will not burn music on blank DVD-R

1. I would check current firmware version for the DVD and look for a firmware update
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2. See if this might apply CD/DVD or Disk Problems? How to Fix Problems Caused by Filters

3. You might also try a DVD+R disc

/* EDIT */
Oh! i also just noticed you posted in the Introduce Yourself forum. Next time please post in the forum for topic
 

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internal to the PSU and nothing you would recognize if you saw it.
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A:Iomega server showing as media device

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A:Does Realtek 6.0.1.5898 have a line-in option?

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A:Windows XP Media Center won´t recognize reinstalled slave HDD

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A:Momentary black screen when viewing media

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A:New Dell laptop is shutting down for no obvious reason?

It sounds like a heat issue. heat will make a system shut down fast. Make sure you are running this on a hard surface; not on the carpet, on the bed, or other soft surfaces. Get a cooling pad and tell us if the issue persists. Check the vents to make sure there is no dust build-up.
 

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A:File sharing won't enable

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You can't legally used your Desktop's recovery media on your laptop (also because usually manufacturer's build such medium for a particular piece of hardware, with all drivers etc. pre-installed).

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A:Media test failure

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A:I have no option to back up my computer

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A:File sharing over Linksys router. How to disable?

lol

stop surfing the porn sites and you have nothing to worry about, your dad seems to know heaps more about pc's etc and anything you do he will undo.

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A:Winsock error/media disconnected on "new" refurbished HP Pavillion

We figured it out finally. We had to reset the router to factory settings and then connect the hp laptop first and now everything is online.
 

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I bought a Genius Sound Maker Value 5.1 sound card with the CMI8738 chip. I acquired it only to be able to connect my old joysticks to the gameport because my motherboard doesn't have one.

I had XP x64, but I installed the 32-bit version (Professional SP3) after finding out that x64 didn't support the gameport.

I managed to set up the gameport and it's being recognized as 'Standard Game Port'. At first it had an IRQ conflict with the COM1 port, but I changed the COM1's configuration and fixed it.

But every joystick I plug in shows up as 'Not connected' even though they work fine on other computers.

I uninstalled and reinstalled the gameport and sound card drivers multiple times. What am I doing wrong?
 

A:C-Media CMI8738 gameport not working under XP

Check if that the COM port is well connected to the mobo.
 

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Hey,
Any recommendations on a router which is xbox live compatible and works with the virgin media connection? I bought a belkin which said it was compatible with both but was terrible with xbox live. I'm looking to spend at most 70, any ideas?

Thanks
 

A:Wireless Router for Xbox 360 and Virgin Media

would you define further



but was terrible with xbox live.Click to expand...

and the exact model of the Belkin, it may have been wireless issues, or other issues rather than just the router
- Are you sure a replacement will fix the issue
What country are you in?
 

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Hey I run WinXP on an HP a n with a SapphireRaddon graphics card and a Gateway HD LE monitor I just installed Diablo after my computer crashed I have DirectX and ran the tests that Diablo comes with It deemed my computer playable and I went on to try it The error messege Error popped up I went into dxdiag and it came up on Diablo, 640x480 25 Error wrong no display DirectX with nothing option, with this I was looking at a different forum about a similar thing on here http www techspot com vb topic html Error 25 on Diablo, no 640x480 display option, nothing wrong with DirectX thats how I found this place and tried a few things like changing the display and or the color resolution It was suggested to change to high color -bit but my high color is as seen here So I m not really sure what to do anymore but the install of diablo went fine and all my other full screen MMORPG s work just fine Error messege http www facebook com photo php pid amp l d bf amp id dxdiag http www facebook com photo php pid amp l a c f amp id display picture for the resolution color bit settings http www facebook com photo php pid amp l b e de amp id Oh and I put this here because its only the display issue-thing wrong with it and the program it also just happens to be a game nbsp

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Hi All I have here a new PC it s a Acer M for Acer slows down, gets an after media choppy M3802 hour the first hour into a Acer M3802 slows down, media gets choppy after an hour movie or Acer M3802 slows down, media gets choppy after an hour listeining to music it is fine but after an hour or so the pc slows down everything becomes all laggy and choppy also the sound gets distorted I did a reformat a month a go and it was fine if it happens now I have to restart the pc and sometimes wait for the machine to cool down Specs OS Name Microsoft Windows Home Premium Version Build Other OS Description Acer M3802 slows down, media gets choppy after an hour Not Available OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation System Name CORNISHCONNECT System Manufacturer Acer System Model Aspire M System Type x -based PC Processor Intel R Core TM Quad CPU Q GHz Mhz Core s Logical Processor s BIOS Version Date American Megatrends Inc P -A SMBIOS Version Windows Directory C Windows System Directory C Windows system Boot Device Device HarddiskVolume Locale United Kingdom Hardware Abstraction Layer Version quot quot User Name CornishConnect Lawrie M UHQ Time Zone GMT Daylight Time Installed Physical Memory RAM GB Total Physical Memory GB Available Physical Memory GB Total Virtual Memory GB Available Virtual Memory GB Page File Space GB Page File C pagefile sys Thanks Lawrie nbsp

A:Acer M3802 slows down, media gets choppy after an hour

If it's under warranty call tech support, before you do download Speedfan to see what your temps are so you can tell the tech. If the computer was out of warranty i would suggest adding a pci fan and mount it right above your video card. I would also update video drivers and make sure the inside of the computer is dust fee. If the computer is sitting on a carpet put it up on something to get it off the carpet for better airflow.
 

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Hi
I have just purchased a WD mini media player to play my movies on my HD TV.
I have a WD My Book 2T Hard drive and all my movies are AVI.
After setting it all up i have picture but no sound on any movie.
What am i doing wrong or what can i do to fix the problem?
thanks
 

A:No sound with WD mini media player

There are two WD's the WDTV and the WDTV Live. The Live version of the box can convert DTS sound on the fly but since your using avi that shouldn't be the problem. You have two ways to get the video and sound to your set. One is the HDMI and you need to have the high speed cord to get the best quality (10,000gb/s I believe). The others are Composite (yellow) and component (red/green/blue) for video and then you have to use the (Red/White) audio to get the sound into your TV. There is another option and thats HDMI to DVI and since DVI is just video (like a monitor) you have to use the (Red/White) stereo connectors to get audio to the tv.
 

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My Windows Media Player won't seem to play this file:
AudioOnly_Site_2006_AudioModule_16_AudioChannel_335_24-Jun-2010_07.23.53.700.WAV"

An error comes up: Audio Codec needed.

But i can open this file at work with Windows media player.

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.
You have not described your system and configuration so we cannot be of much help.
 

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