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Anyone Know where this file could be from VFDFix.exe it was inside a folder on my machine I had not seen before until I tried to use a folder from inside drobox called vault. I am not sure if dropbox created it but I do not think so because it was dated 2/25/2016. Any help would be appreciated. I think I should delete it or not. I dont like executable files when I dont know where its from. Thanks in advance. Windows 10 operating system. 

Sorry, I must have misunderstood the title of the forum General computer support.

Im running windows 10 64-bit and have an elite desk 800 g3 and the power supply i believe is 180 watts.
I am wondering if I can update the power supply and or get a better GPU.
I have heard that this computer has a weird connection to the motherboard from the power supply that would have to be worked around somehow to switch the power supply.
At this point I am not sure if its worth updating or not? It runs pretty good except when I have multiple monitors plugged in and the data on the monitors is busy. Im told this processor will not work with windows 11 so I am not sure how long I will be able to keep using it.
I would update it if I can figure out what I need to do to replace the GPU VX2250 SERIES on NVIDIA GeForce GT 730.
There also is a built in GPU in the Intel HD Graphics 630.
can you recommend which way I should connect my monitors to have the most memory available? Is there a better way to connect the monitors to the 2 graphics devices? Should I connect 2 monitors to the NVIDIA or only 1 to the Nvidia or ?
If I can update this power supply can you recommend what power supply to get and what GPU to buy.
For now until I change the GPU and power supply should 2 of my monitors connect to the nvidia or 2 monitors connect to the Intel graphics 630 to make it have the most memory available?  Do you think a new power supply would be possible into this hp computer?
What graphics card is there now that would run with the existing power supply of 180 watts that would be worth switching to if any?
Also can you recommend an app or program that I can install that will help me to visualize what those graphics cards are doing? 
I ran Speccy and see that virtualization is supported but is showing that its disabled. Do you think I should enable it and if so what is that going to do?

Manufacturer   Intel
   Model   HD Graphics 630
   Device ID   8086-5912
   Revision   5
   Subvendor   HP (103C)
   Current Performance Level   Level 0
   Current GPU Clock   0 MHz
   Voltage   0.950 V
   Driver version
it has an
i7 7th gen Intel Core i7 7700 @ 3.60GHz
Kaby Lake 14nm Technology
Manufacturer   HP
Model   8299 (U3E1)
Version   KBC Version 06.29
Chipset Vendor   Intel
Chipset Model   Kaby Lake
Chipset Revision   05
Southbridge Vendor   Intel
Southbridge Model   Q270
Southbridge Revision   00
      Brand   HP
      Version   P01 Ver. 02.39
      Date   11/17/2021
   PCI Data
         Slot PCI-E
            Slot Type   PCI-E
            Slot Usage   In Use
            Data lanes   x16
            Slot Designation   Slot1 / X16PCIEXP
            Characteristics   3.3V, PME, SMBus
            Slot Number   0
         Slot PCI-E
            Slot Type   PCI-E
            Slot Usage   Available
            Data lanes   x1
            Slot Designation   Slot2 / X1PCIEXP1
            Characteristics   3.3V, PME, SMBus
            Slot Number   1
         Slot PCI-E
            Slot Type   PCI-E
            Slot Usage   In Use
            Data lanes   x1
            Slot Designation   Slot3 / X1PCIEXP2
            Characteristics   3.3V, PME, SMBus
            Slot Number   2
         Slot PCI-E
            Slot Type   PCI-E
            Slot Usage   In Use
            Data lanes   x4
            Slot Designation   Slot4 / X4PCIEXP
            Characteristics   3.3V, PME, SMBus
            Slot Number   3
         Slot PCI-E Gen 3 x1
            Slot Type   PCI-E Gen 3 x1
            Slot Usage   Available
            Data lanes   x1
            Slot Designation   Slot5 / M2 WLAN/BT
            Characteristics   3.3V, PME, SMBus
            Slot Number   4
         Slot PCI-E Gen 3 x4
            Slot Type   PCI-E Gen 3 x4
            Slot Usage   In Use
            Data lanes   x4
            Slot Designation   Slot6 / M2 SSD
            Characteristics   3.3V, PME, SMBus
            Slot Number   5
      Memory slots
         Total memory slots   4
         Used memory slots   4
         Free memory slots   0
         Type   Unknown
         Size   65536 MBytes
         Channels #   Dual
         DRAM Frequency   1196.8 MHz
         CAS# Latency (CL)   17 clocks
         RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD)   17 clocks
         RAS# Precharge (tRP)   17 clocks
         Cycle Time (tRAS)   39 clocks
         Command Rate (CR)   2T
      Physical Memory
         Memory Usage   36 %
         Total Physical   64 GB
         Available Physical   40 GB
         Total Virtual   73 GB
         Available Virtual   46 GB
         Number Of SPD Modules   4
            Slot #1
            Slot #2
            Slot #3
            Slot #4

General Computer Support / Re: Tascam Us-1800 Stopped Working Today
« on: October 07, 2021, 08:23:13 am »
I replied to you a few days ago but I think it did not go through, I was wondering what the process is to install using Safe Mode with Networking. I am not sure how to get to that spot Safe Mode with Networking. TIA again

General Computer Support / Re: Tascam Us-1800 Stopped Working Today
« on: October 04, 2021, 05:11:14 pm »
Yes Printer does work. When audio took a crap I did not realize that my audio interface stopped working for a day or so. 

I remembered the event viewer today so I was trying to locate an event in the event viewer but am not very familiar really with the results it gives or really what I am looking for. Under device manager-Tascam us 1800 in the event viewer the most recent event was jan of 2021 however there was a critical event on 10/2/2021 at 1206:31 which was about the time I think it crashed. Kernel power thing and that was likely when it crashed but not sure what I should be looking for to find out what caused the event. At this point I cant even reinstall the driver for the tascam, I uninstalled it a few days after it crashed and stopped working and I should have tried to roll it back or something other than uninstall but I didnt and now when I go to try to reinstall it will not reinstall I keep getting the same 0005 message and I try to install for an earlier operating system or as the administrator but cant get it up and running. Its either fried or I have not done something correct.  .

General Computer Support / Re: Tascam Us-1800 Stopped Working Today
« on: October 03, 2021, 09:02:36 pm »
I think the Audio interface might be fried. I had a brother laser printer hooked up through a series of power strips and surge protectors and the same day my audio interface went out I printed something and it caused my whole computer to just shut off instantly and my audio interface was flashing on and off until i turned it off. I guess I didnt realize it until now but think that must have caused some damage to the device.

General Computer Support / Re: Tascam Us-1800 Stopped Working Today
« on: October 03, 2021, 02:24:08 pm »
I also have tried multiple ports. Do you have any other suggestions should I restore to an earlier point? I am not able to reinstall the driver I keep getting the same error message 0x0005 at the end.

General Computer Support / Re: Tascam Us-1800 Stopped Working Today
« on: October 03, 2021, 02:20:39 pm »
I have 1 restore from 9/16 one from 9/23 1 from 10/2 and 3 from today. They all have a lot of items .

General Computer Support / Re: Tascam Us-1800 Stopped Working Today
« on: October 03, 2021, 02:15:19 pm »
I did go there and scanned for affected programs and was told that programs and drivers will be deleted and some programs may not work. Depending on which restore point I would choose different programs would be affected. I am not that familiar with the option other than it keeps my system up to date.  I do know that the Audio interface is no longer updated by Tascam and it has not been for a couple of years I believe but it has continued working until the last 2 to 3 days.  This sucks, I dont want to screw my machine up and I hate windows for its constant updating this sucks!

General Computer Support / Tascam Us-1800 Stopped Working Today
« on: October 03, 2021, 09:52:58 am »
I have a Tascam US-1800 USB 2.0 Audio Interface that stopped working today or yesterday. October 3rd today 2021. I tried to reinstall the most recent driver but keep getting an error message Installation failed. Contact Tascam customer support (Error:Timeout-0x0005). I realize this is discontinued but it has been working well up to yesterday. Seems to be just an issue with some stupid windows update or something I cant figure out. Anyone out there know the procedure I should follow to get this up and running again?? TIA

 I have windows 10 Pro 64 Bit    Intel Core i7 7700 @ 3.60GHz   46 ?C
   Kaby Lake 14nm Technology
   32.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1196MHz (17-17-17-39)
   HP 8299 (U3E1)
   2236 (1920x1080@60Hz)
   ORION (1920x1080@59Hz)
   Intel HD Graphics 630 (HP)
   2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 730 (Unknown)   45 ?C
   SLI Disabled
   1863GB Samsung SSD 860 EVO 2TB (SATA (SSD))   31 ?C
   1907GB INTEL SSDPEKNW020T8 (Unknown (SSD))
Optical Drives
   No optical disk drives detected
   Synaptics HD Audio
      Sound Cards
         NVIDIA High Definition Audio
         Synaptics HD Audio
         USB Audio Device
         Intel Display Audio
      Playback Devices
         ORION (Intel Display Audio)
         Speakers (2- Yeti Stereo Microphone)
         Speakers (Synaptics HD Audio)   (default)
      Recording Device
         Microphone (2- Yeti Stereo Microphone)

Hi, i have owned a copy of Tweaking windows repair for a long while and have tried to use it but am worried I dont know what the heck I am doing and was wondering if you can direct me to the place I can learn to use the software effectively. I also am wondering if you can recommend a file manager to use. My cell phone is 32 GB and I am always almost always short on space. I have moved as many things as I can think of to a memory card but am wondering if there is something I can do to make more room inside my phone. I also was wondering about these programs if they work well with windows 10 and if you recommend installing these ? Thanks so much for iyour time!
Simple System Tweaker : - Simple System Tweaker is designed to bring only the safest tweaks to your system to increase speed and stability. You can get faster boot & shutdown times, faster network file sharing, snappier feel to opening Windows and programs, and more stability. The system in all should feel smoother. - Registry Compressor : The Windows Registry is a hierarchical database that stores configuration settings and options on Microsoft Windows operating systems. Just like databases, the registry can become bloated and large when there has been a lot of additions and deletions from the registry. This program does NOT remove or add anything to the registry. What it does is it rebuilds the registry to new files, when this happens all the overhead is gone, and the registry is smaller and faster. - (Right Click) Allow, Block or Remove - Windows Firewall : The point of this program is to make adding/removing programs to/from your Windows firewall easier than ever. This program will add a right click option to all .exe and .com programs, allowing you to allow, block or remove a program from the Windows firewall in 1 click.

Registry Backup : A free backup tool that will use the Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service to backup your system registry. By using the Volume Shadow Copy theregistry backup program is safer to use. - svchost.exe Lookup Tool : - svchost.exe Lookup Tool can show all currently running svchost.exe on the system and what service each one belongs to. If you have ever noticed svchost.exe in your task manager taking a large amount of memory or high CPU, you wonder what it belongs to. svchost.exe is used to run certain services in Windows.

Hi, I have this now, I had to reboot after installing the program. That made the quick links available. Thank you anyway for your time and help !!! :smiley:

I cant get the windows quick links to work anymore after a windows crash. I right click the tweaking icon in the taskbar and use to be able to go 1 of many options including the windows quick link but now when I open the quick link I am told that a pro version is required. I do have the pro version but my computer seems to have that part of the program left over in the cache or something like that. Can you tell me what to do to get that working again.

Thanks, I am ok for now!!

thanks for the info, I WILL SAVE THAT , I hate windows so much I cant even try to explain the amount, I just had to reinstall windows 10 to my computer I purchased a week or 2 ago. I spent several days trying to get things set up on it. I added a couple of drives and downloaded programs and installed them. It was set up in a way that I did not have to loggin to a microsoft account at first and for some stupid reason I changed it so I had to use a pin to login to it and add a microsoft password and user name. It soon crashed after that to the point that I was not able to log in with my pin. can you tell me how to set it back up like that so I dont have to log in to microsofts horrible site anymore. I hate how they have access to me and just dont want anything to do with them

Please disregard my last post, I was able to get back into normal windows mode eventually. Thank you anyway!

Im stuck in safe mode a I used the reboot to safe mode shorcut in the pro version to get there. any idea how to get out of it. I went to control panel and system admistrative  tools then system config and entered Normal start up but I keep going back into safe mode when I reboot

I have a subscription to Malwarebytes would that be adequate?  Its paid for already?

I have attached another image of the Tweaking site, It is most definitely still a problem

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

For some unknown reason, the web pages I look at have letters in the wrong place, the word the is often spelled like this (teh), the word TEMP shows up in front of some words and it was not suppose to be there. I would think its a driver problem but my drivers are reported to be upto date not sure what to do at this point---just a general odd layout. I have attached an image of some of the weird items. TIA! :confused: :undecided:

So I am wondering why I have so many Realtek things still in my computer. I used the add remove program feature to uninstall the realteck driver, sorry about the name may be spelled differently. I have attached a snip it of the folder that has a ton of references to that driver utility that I have installed but for some reason I still have the Icon on my desktop and there are ton of references to it even though I have uninstalled it prior to making the snip. Its like it did not really uninstall it. Is it possible to edit the registry somehow to make the computer think that its not installed anymore to maybe cause it to install it correctly? I am guessing for sure but also am lost as to why I cant get it installed correctly Thanks again for the help

It seems like the problem with this deal is that it is not uninstalling the old driver. It doesnt make sense that it runs on the ASUS computer fine and not the Dell. Is it possible to Delete that driver manually or replace a comple of the files inside of the driver?

I missed your last compatibility question about Dell and Asus. Dell says that it is not compatible after November of 2018 I believe thats what the guy told me today when I called. I was so pissed about it I couldnt think straight and dont remember for sure if it was November or not but I think he said it is compatible with windows 10 up to that November update. Right now I dont know about the asus I have not found out. I dont know what happened for the Ethernet connection adapter to stop and then start working about 5 hours later. This is odd for sure. I did reboot a few times and ran a restore point at 1 point today/ I cant believe that driver software cant be maintained by these large companies. Thanks again for any ideas or suggestions they are greatly appreciated.

when I try install the driver the software installer Realtek USB Wireless Lan Driver looks like the fonts inside of the installation window are huge and at the very end of the install it gets hung up and says Now installing Cisco EAP-FAST. That has been what happens every time I install. I have to go into task manager to stop it or reboot.

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