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General Computer Support / sfc results
« on: September 07, 2016, 06:25:01 PM »
I'm starting to have trouble with a couple of system operations , one of which is Windows Update.  I tried a few  fixes but no solves. I ran an sfc scan. I got results that said "errors found, some couldn't be resolved" (or something similar). Looking through the CBS log I found that wdscore.dll was corrupted and was not able to repaired. I think with something called syswow64. Then I read about some new exploit that screws with syswow64. I don't know where to go from here. None of my scanners picked up anything. So, I don't know if this virus is responsible or it's simply a system glitch.
Any comments or suggestions are appreciated.
Tnx,
Dusty

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Tweaking.com Support & Help / Re: Programs Crashing <solved>
« on: November 13, 2015, 04:08:48 PM »
Thanks Folks,
Shoulda looked deeper. Uninstalled KB3097877 and all-in-one is acting fine. I was able to register and run without issue. I read somewhere that MS issued a KB update correcting the issues with KB3097877. Obviously not quite correct. That's what you get for trusting "trusted sources". Thanks to all who responded. Sorry for wasting your time. <sheepish grin>
Dusty

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Tweaking.com Support & Help / Re: Programs Crashing:Interesting
« on: November 13, 2015, 02:20:08 PM »
Been playing with this thing a bit. When I run All-in-one from the start menu or the desktop icon the program starts and immediately hangs. But if I use the notification tray icon to open it runs until I go to the registration screen then it hangs. Interesting. Ok, I'll leave it alone now till I hear from ya. <grin>. You know me, can't keep my fingers out of things.

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Tweaking.com Support & Help / Programs Crashing
« on: November 13, 2015, 11:50:42 AM »
Over the last week or so I've noticed IE11 crashing more and more. I've used Tweaking's All-in-One many times over the last several years always with great results. So today I turned to Tweaking.com again. Figured I've been a leach long enough so I purchased the pro version. I got the license key in the mail. Now when I go to apply the license the program crashes. The crash dialog appears and I have to "Close Program". I ran a full scan with Malearebytes and I'm getting ready to scan with Bitdefender. So far with no results. I tried safe mode but with the same results. I've run out of ideas. Any suggestions or comments? It seems like this crashing issue is growing exponentially. As always. comments or flames welcome.
Tbx,
Dusty

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit W/ 8 Gb RAM

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General Computer Support / Re: WiFi Speed >>> SOLVED <<<
« on: July 09, 2015, 08:22:13 PM »
There was a saying, when I started in IT back in the late 70’s. Hell, they didn’t even call it IT yet. “Look where it couldn’t possibly be”. The condo we’re living in till the house is ready is just about the right size for a hobbit family. I can get my wheelchair between the bed and the computer but just barely. If I plugged the WiFi adapter into the front of the computer I’d break the adapter off. I went to one of our storage lockers and dug up an old USB extender wire. Now, I’m clocking in at 16.6mbs down &1.5mbs up. I’ve learned a lot the last few days, thank you. Sorry to have wasted your collective time.
Tnx,
Dusty

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General Computer Support / Re: WiFi Speed >>> SOLVED <<<
« on: July 09, 2015, 07:26:53 PM »
There used to be an old saying way back when I started in IT in the late 70's "Look where it could never be".  This condo we just moved in to while waiting for our house is just about the right size for a Hobbit family. Therefore, out of necessity the computer is in a place where my wheelchair rubs both the bed and the computer face. I never even thought about the USB port on the front of the computer, I'd knock the adapter and break it off. Guess what. I went to storage and dug out one of those old USB extender wires. Hooked it up to one of the ports at the front of the computer. Yup, 14.8mbs down & 1.5mbs up.
Thank you all so very much, I learned a lot over the last few days. Sorry I wasted your collective time.
Tnx,
Dusty

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General Computer Support / Re: WiFi Speed
« on: July 08, 2015, 08:20:04 PM »
I appreciate the opinion. The Only reason I went USB was we're only in this condo situation for a month or two (they say, lol) it was easy set up and I didn't have to have a card installed by my neighborhood tech. My lady's using her laptop just a few feet from mine and she's clocking at 8.5mbs. I never expected to be envious if an 8.5mbs connection on a 15mbs signal, but I a. AND she's laughing at me. Go ahead and laugh girl. Remember that new laptop you wanted for your birthday this month? Keep laughing sweetheart <grin>

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General Computer Support / Re: WiFi Speed
« on: July 08, 2015, 05:55:49 PM »
Have you considered the USB compatibility aspect as suggested by Shane and perhaps RMAing it for something else ?

I certainly could try that. I bought that particular adapter because the router is the same brand (Linksys) and I figured that it would be much less likely to encounter hardware conflicts if everything came from the same manufacturer.

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General Computer Support / Re: WiFi Speed
« on: July 08, 2015, 04:41:16 PM »
Ran command you specified with virtually no changes in speed.

Yes the router in use is singer308. I don't have access to any of the others. I can't play with the router. whoever set it up changed the IP to keep the idiots (like me <grin>) out. The VPN I use seldom is PIA. I'll delete all of those VPN adapters. They'll reinstall if I ever light up PIA again.

Just on a whim, I installed Chrome but had the same speed issues. I think my next move will be to replace the router with my own that's been in storage just to compare notes. Mine is closer to the top of the line Linksys E series than the one here, who knows. The thing that bothers ne the most is with the same router my iPad 3 gets 15mbs vs the 2.5mbs I get with my PC.

I have no clue (obviously) but I was getting DNS errors so I did a DNS flush. Then MS diags said the default gateway was missing but MS Fixit solved that (I assume)
Tnx,
Dusty

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General Computer Support / Re: WiFi Speed
« on: July 08, 2015, 10:16:07 AM »
>>This one double posted sorry...

Oh, good! I figured it was my eyes going wonky after working on this Junk (read crap) for the last 48 hours. BTW I downloaded the driver from that link and when I try to update I just get a message that the driver is up to date. I considered removing and installing fresh but I'll wait to find more about the windows 7 driver.
Tnx for the reply(s) <wink>
Dusty

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General Computer Support / Re: WiFi Speed
« on: July 08, 2015, 08:06:34 AM »
Thanks for the reply. 1st, signal strength is 76%. Full report attached, other hosts edited out. Something I found this morning. In device manager, when I first installed the AE2500 there were 2 entries under network adapters:
Intel(R) 82579V Gigabit Network Connection
Linksys AE2500.
Then this morning these appeared:
Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
TAP-Win32 Adapter V9
These last 2 could have been there for up to 3 days, I don't know. Could this be a source of conflicts?

The router is a Linksys Wireless-N150 Router so I got the Linksys USB adapter figuring I'd most likely avoid hardware conflicts using the same brand. As for the firmware update, I don't have access to the router, who ever set this up changed the IP address to keep idiots (like me. lol) out. The owner doesn't have even a clue what a router is.

Shane mentioned the Windows 7 driver. I did the initial install using the Linksys disk. I'd be willing to try the windows driver but where do I find/install that one?

What saith thee all ye of great knowledge?   

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General Computer Support / WiFi Speed >>> SOLVED <<<
« on: July 07, 2015, 07:18:57 PM »
Win 7 Pro x64. I was running cable on this machine. Recently moved into a condo until the house is ready in a couple of months. This place is setup for WiFi. Since the machine was setup for cable I had to adapt. After a couple of days research I settled on a Linksys AE2500 wireless N USB adapter. Ok, here's the spooky part. My iPad 3 clocks at speedtest.net at 15mbs down  & 1.5mbs up. My windows machine clocks in at 0.5 to 2.5mbs down & 1.0mbs up. Terrible. My browser times out before some pages fully load. Some times email client times out trying to fetch. I have no clue what to do. Any one with any ideas? As usual comments or flames welcome.
Tnx,
Dusty












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Everything Else / Request for opinions
« on: September 08, 2014, 06:20:36 PM »
Hey it's Me & I haven't broken anything this time! I just installed a new mid-range Nvidia GTX card. I was just wondering what people recommend for GPU temperature monitoring. Any suggestions or comments are appreciated.
Tnx,
Dusty

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General Computer Support / Re: Another Update Problem
« on: May 12, 2014, 03:43:38 PM »
Have you tried the system readiness tool yet?
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-update-error-80070490#1TC=windows-7

ok, the readiness tool  referred to is the one I ran a couple of time without success. The article you referenced detailed how to do a repair install. I have developed a plan of Acton though.  I'm going to  contact Reimage support and find out if Reimage should replace a corrupted CBS Manifest. If that doesn't do it I'm going to take to the shop that I started using when I realized the guy I had been using is a cheat. I'm just not sure that he really did the repair install. I'd do all this myself but my win 7 came with one of those OME licenses that you don't get a disk with. I'll keep you posted on progress (when/if I make some).
Tnx,
Dusty

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General Computer Support / Another Update Problem
« on: May 11, 2014, 10:59:01 AM »
Ok, this on is unique. Windows update is being picky. Some updates install just fine, others fail (most with code 80070490)  I used the new MS windows update repair tool, same problem. I asked on other forums and the consensus was I needed to do a repair install. Brought the machine to a local shop because I needed a larger SSD anyway. He says the repair install went fine. I believe him even if I don't trust him. Ran update with the same results. So, just for S & G I renewed my license with Reimage (not a cheap option BTW). Ran the whole Reimage Repair. Tried Windows Update again with same results with the same error code. Looking at update history I see several updates install just fine but a number don't. I am completely stumped. Any ideas?

Win 7 x64
8 Gb ram
C: is  a 250 Gb SSD
Tnx,
Dusty

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General Computer Support / Re: Broken DLL's
« on: August 04, 2013, 04:54:53 PM »
Yup, they both look the same. I should clarify here: I'm using "Revo Uninstaller Pro" to get rid of an Nvidia extra program (as in not the drivers <grin>) the error message I get is something like "rundll32.exe has stopped working" Do you want to blah blah or blah blah. I need to explore some more cuz I just found another thing that's not working right. I have a service that's running but being reported as not started. Sorry to bother you before I was quite ready to report this stuff. <heavy sigh>. I think I need to look deeper for some infection or other. I'll let ya know
TNX,
Dusty

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General Computer Support / Broken DLL's
« on: August 03, 2013, 06:43:27 PM »
Yup, I broke it again, good news is I fixed all of it too. Well, except 1 thing. It appears Rundll32.exe got fubar'ed. Looked all over online and all I see is a bunch of sites saying that THEY have the best program to fix all my problems. Sorry, I just don't trust those kind of sites. Looking for information on how to fix/replace "rundll32.exe". Any comments or suggestions are welcome.
Dusty

Win 7 64bit

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General Computer Support / Re: Context Menu
« on: April 26, 2013, 05:41:56 PM »
Windows 7 64bit installed on an Intel SSD drive

I've thought about that a few times but I don't have a Win 7 install disk. I don't know why I guess the shop that built it for me didn't give me one. I'll call on Monday. The place I bring it to is not the one that built it.
Dusty

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General Computer Support / Re: Context Menu
« on: April 24, 2013, 07:31:18 PM »
Actually, I think it may be a remnant of some infection. A few weeks ago I got hit with a blitz attack. I spent a couple of evenings removing infections including a nasty rootkit. I thought I'd done a pretty good job but the system just isn't the same. Besides that "ghost" issue there's also some wait-states happening and it just doesn't feel right. I was hoping to get rid of the ghosting issue so I could use the machine for a few more weeks before turning it in (like waiting for payday <grin>) But, I guess the old credit card is gonna get some exercise soon.
Tnx again,
Dusty

PS. I love your all-in-one program. So far it's saved me hours.

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General Computer Support / Re: Context Menu
« on: April 23, 2013, 04:33:46 PM »
Nope, sure doesn't. I wish it were that easy. <sigh> Thanks though.
Dusty

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General Computer Support / Context Menu
« on: April 21, 2013, 06:39:58 PM »
I'm having a problem that I've never encountered before. When using a context menu, doesn't matter which or where I get a "ghost" of the item I clicked on. By ghost I mean the text on the menu entry I click on stays on the screen. The only way to get rid of it is to reboot, or it's the only way I've found so far. I'm getting ready to get this machine to the doctor for an in depth physical. Just thought I'd try here first. Any comments or suggestions are welcome.
Tnx,
Dusty

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Tweaking.com Support & Help / Re: chkdsk scheduled
« on: February 06, 2013, 01:42:09 PM »
Thanks for that last bit of information. I've been battling that "pup datamngr" for weeks. That took care of it. Thanks, thanks and thanks. System is back and booting quickly again.

Now I'll tackle that autochkdsk thing. I'll let ya know how that turns out. After that I have one more issue then everything is back to "normal". I have a feeling that getting rid of those infections might fix that as well. I'll let ya know.
Did I say THANKS?
Dusty

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Tweaking.com Support & Help / Re: chkdsk scheduled
« on: February 05, 2013, 05:53:42 PM »
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>Good luck and take care

Thanks, I found the key I was looking for but before I edited anything I wanted to breeze this past you. This is what my value looks like now

autocheck autochk /k:c *
autocheck 燙ᵧ绰ጯ 耀

Ok, am I being hacked by China or what? I underastand what I need to do but this was just too weird not to share.
Tnx,
Dusty

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Tweaking.com Support & Help / chkdsk scheduled
« on: February 04, 2013, 07:44:00 PM »
First I need to say the all-in-one program is great. Saved me alot of time doing repairs one by one, I love it. Now, chkdsk didn't run on reboot. I use "Diskeeper" from Condusiv to keep my drives sorted  and packed. My system drive is an SSD. Diskeeper can't do an analysys on my SSD because chdsk is scheduled to run on boot, but it dosen't. How can I un-cue chdsk? I haven't a clue.

While I have ya here, I'm battling something called "pup datamngr. Malewarebytes keeps removing it but it keeps replicating itself. I've been round and round with programs that are "guarenteed" to fix this but they don't. It slows boot times to to a painful crawl. Any ideas are welcome.
Tnx,
Dusty

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