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Network advice, should I run my wireless router through my wired router?

I wanted to buy my own cable modem, so I can save money. So I don't have to pay for renting one out. The question is this, the cable modem that I rent out has 4 ports to it. I usually run that through another port instead of my wired router, which also connects to all of my personal computers via ethernet cable.

The only reason I use a wireless router (not always on) is because I use it for my smart phone. The question I have is that I don't like to run it through my wired router, because the theory is if someone ever hacked into my wireless router, I think they can get through my wired router and hack into my wired computers. That's my theory anyways.

Granted my wireless router is secure WPA2. And with random user name and very long password for login. And stuff like that. It's just my paranoia kind of. Don't know if it's true. Unless someone can shed some light on it.

Anyways, I wanted to buy a cable modem with an extra ethernet port. Not just one, but they appear to be expensive. I'm still doing research, mind you.
I found sbg6400, but that's +$120. Not the kind of range that I really want to spend my money on.
So I can buy a cheaper cable modem with only one ethernet port, or I can find a cheaper 2 ethernet port router. Not sure what to do, if anyone has recommendations on the cable modem to buy?
Or is it perfectly alright to just have my wireless router run through my wired router? If anyone has any advice or recommendations. Please let me know.

HD is failing (bad sectors) (probably), I have recovered all data except one folder (location is corrupt) and not readable.

Here is the story:
For a while I was getting blue screens, with various errors, that led me to believe my hard drive was failing, as not booting up at times, as well. So instead of just backing up my data first (which I should have done) I wanted to confirm that the hard drive was indeed failing. Or confirm my suspicion that the blue screens are coming up because of bad sectors.

So I ran a dos boot up cd (to check all the sectors, I got a lot of bad ones 133660 out of 78175679). After it was done, I reset my computer. And I get a strange message by Windows that there is an I/O error. Can't remember the exact message. 2nd time it said disk read error. It didn't boot up the hard drive.

So I turned the computer off for a while. And I decided to hook up another secondary hard drive (So I can get my data off of my primary hard drive). I started up my computer.

It loaded Windows 7. It started up. Then I backed up most of my data onto a secondary hard drive.

There is just one folder that I couldn't back up.  ---->*The importance of this data is sort of important. But there are videos that I downloaded from the internet, funny ones. Still, I kind of want it.

Another thing, every time I restart the computer, Windows tries to do an integrity check on the hard drive before it loads Windows. I keep canceling, as in fear it might screw something up.

Also researching the error "Location is not available, The file or directory is corrupted an unreadable" I read some things to do, that I'm unsure of.

So what is the best course of action here?  To recover the folder? Should I run a /chkdsk ? <---

Microsoft says  " This behavior can occur if the file, folder or file system index (Master File Table [MFT] or File Allocation Table [FAT]) is damaged. "

But also warns data can be lost. So that is a risk. If I use boot cd,  data recovery tools that is a risk as well.

My hard drive is 37GB. The folder properties does come up as 5.88 GB.

I always had this problem with firefox, that some stores encrypt and some don't. My firefox version is 27.0.
Now it's a problem with From what I understand it's suppose to show encryption padlock when I go to check out. But it doesn't work. Then when I go to checkout using paypal. Paypal isn't encrypted. Never had this problem with ebay.

Only link that works for me on newegg that encrypts is this:

Nothing else works on newegg. With In fact when I go to that link above. And then go to check out. It doesn't encrypt.

I get "The website does not support encryption for the page you are viewing"

Maybe that's not a big deal, but then when I checkout with paypal. It says this:

"Parts of the page you are viewing were not encrypted before being transmitted over the internet. Information sent over the internet without encryption can be seen by other people while in transit."
Connection Partially Encrypted

I tried contacting newegg. The only support I really got is, it's good on there end. Try clearing out cookies and disabling firewall. Tried both. Still doesn't work. Then the person suggested if that doesn't work use different computer or different browser <--- I consider that a lazy response to not fixing the real problem.

I tried disabling adblock plus, my firewall, and I deleted all the individual cookies all from newegg.

This is a persistent problem I had with firefox even with the older version. I just don't know what the deal is. Some stores will never let me encrypt. Then I have to get opera or another browser to do it. I use firefox for everything and trust it a lot more.

I think paypal will encrypt after I login. But that's besides the point. It should already show encryption at the login screen just like through ebay or any other store I use. I mean does firefox work for encryption with newegg for anyone else?

I think it really is on my end. But I don't know how to solve it. Any ideas? Or suggestions?

Update: I go to login page on and that it's partially encrypted:
Then I reload the page, then it states it's encrypted again. Click on Cart, then it goes unencrypted. Then go back to login page. goes to unencrypted. reload that page. And it's encrypted again. It's on and off. But for checkout it's never encrypted.

Hi, I had this problem where if I load, certain functions on my operating system, I get this error message:
"The procedure entry point __CxxFrameHandler3 could not be located in the dynamic link library msvcrt.dll"
Functions still work, it just tells me that everytime I start it. Press okay, continue

First of I'm running Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3.

To solve this problem I ran a google search on it. Here is what I did to try and solve the problem:
I replaced the "msvcrt.dll" 7.0.2600.5701 (xpsp_sp3_qfe.081025-1544) file with "msvcrt.dll" 7.0.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
That didn't work.
Next I got :



From a fresh install of Windows XP with service pack 3. I noticed the files were the same CRC and same versions. So I didn't think it would matter. So I did it anyways.

Still no success same errors. So I figured it maybe malware.

So I ran spybotsearch and destroy, ran an update it. And then started a scan, during this time. This message kept on popping up
"The procedure entry point __CxxFrameHandler3 could not be located in the dynamic link library msvcrt.dll"

a thousand times, so I decided to try to boot up to safe mode. And try to run the scan, and it still does it.
Anyways, I clicked okay about a thousand times, and completed the scan. It said no malware found.
Then I tried opening device manager in safe mode. It still said the same errors.
regedit.exe - works no error. (not in safe mode, or in safe mode)
but when I run "regedit32.exe" both in safe mode and not in safe mode, still same error.

So I did more research on the internet, and found out that msvcrt.dll is linked to microsoft visual C++, so I uninstalled all a couple of versions, to see if it would work. Nope didn't work. Then I decided to uninstall all my versions. And now it still doesn't work. (By the way all of these Visual C++ are redistribution packs that were downloaded from Microsoft's website (so no malware should be on them)

So I decided to install a new version C++
Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x86) Version: 12.0.21005.1

That didn't work (so I uninstalled it), at this point I got a little frustrated (after spending 8 hours trying to solve the problem). I know the guide that I read said I shouldn't do it. But I went downloaded Msvcrt 7.0.6002.18551 (vistasp2_gdr.111214-0301) from So I loaded up computer to a command prompt before Operating System, renamed the old msvrct to msvcrt.bak, and copied that new one from my desktop to the system32 files. Result was disastrous.

Fatal System Error stop message.

So I restarted, and deleted that msvcrt and renamed old one to msvcrt.dll. Got operating system back. This time, I decided to run
SFC.exe /scannow, (annoying program that bitches about windows xp cd that I have in, where I have to click keeping retry.) Anyways, I completed it and restarted. Still same error message.

At this point, I started thinking when this error start occurring. I installed a program called "CE_APlusPracApp.exe". I think this has something to do with it (last program I installed). So I looked in the folder
"E:\Users\User\Desktop\downloads\Ebooks\Exam simulator\CertExams.220-702.A.Plus.Practical.Application.Exam.Simulator.v2.0.0-CRD\setup\Test Engine\220-702(A+PracticalApplication)\Support"

There are all of these old dll files, and they are of course "MSVCRT.DLL" "MSVCRT40.DLL" The file version on MSVCRT.DLL (6.00.9782.0) CRC: D1BBDE44, and MSVCRT40.DLL (4.22.0000) CRC 163AC2D0. I know these files are sometimes are specifically used for their own program. The program is strange anyways, it seems old like a windows 95 or windows 98 program. Anyways, I really think this program had to do with it. I remember comodo firewall defense monitoring it when it went through it's complicated install process. I'm not sure, but I think it's a screw up on the registry. Furthermore, I always make sure before I install a program I use And it reported no viruses or malware over 0/50 detection ratio. I went to check it out now and it was 1 detection (Trojan.Nsis.Inject.cvxsmx ). Furthermore I'm just talking about the setup program. The original files came from a zip. I think the mistake I made was when I ran this setup, it could have used a program called crd.exe, which has a
Detection ratio: 15 / 50
Maybe that's the program it ran when I went to install the setup. With not thinking to check every file before I installed this.
I could have installed a trojan that compromised my registry. Anyways, I deleted crd.exe. And uninstalled the program

So then I ran malwarebytes, it didn't find anything then I ran: "Tweaking Repair All in One)" I selected
9. Remove Policies Set By infections
25. Restore Important Windows Services

And then I restarted, still I get the same error.

Then I decided to run a full virus scan using the program "ESET Smart Security" It found a few viruses that I don't use. That I'm aware of are viruses, flv player. Because I ran that through and never used them because of too many false positives.

E:\Users\User\Desktop\downloads\Flv player\FLV Player\setup.exe » INNO » {tmp}\setup__1406.exe - a variant of Win32/Amonetize.B potentially unwanted application

E:\Users\User\Desktop\downloads\Flv player\FLV Player\setup.exe » INNO » {tmp}\Lucky-Savings.exe » NSIS » LuckySavings.exe - is OK

Stuff like that, but nothing real serious. And now, I am where I am right now. I have no idea what's going on here. I have 90% certainty it was that program that caused the trouble. And no I can't go back to a restore point before that time because I don't have one.

I'm not a msvcrt.dll or C++ expert. What could be doing this? how does this work, why can't it find The procedure entry point __CxxFrameHandler3 ? Is it looking at the wrong msvcrt.dll? Did this program register a old windows 95 msvcrt.dll into the registry and it's ignoring the one in the system32 version? Should I some how replicate (reinstall this program)
"CE_APlusPracApp.exe" in a protected environment under deep freeze, so anything changed on the hard drive is reverted on restart. So I can monitor on comodo firewall to see what it does to the registry? And report back here?

There also is this ( in Tweaking Repair All in One)
26. Set Windows Services to Default Startup

"Set Windows Services To Default Startup:

This will set the Windows services to their default start up state. Special thanks to blackviper for having all the default information handy.

This will set the services startup by the "sc config" command and not by the registry.

To edit or view, all services and their startup are in the services_startup.txt in the files folder."

Should I do that? Backup registry and make a restore point. Anyways, I don't know what the problem is. I need a Microsoft Visual C++ Expert dll expert on the subject here would be helpful. If you know what is going on or having utility tools let me know.

By the way the file is

And it is an older version of the program I found on some where else, I went on their website and their new version is (I think I can't remember)

Anyways, after this I ran "in Tweaking Repair All in One" with all the defaults selected, it took about 50 mins. I restarted, problem still not fixed. Then I did windows update, 56 fixes, restarted, and still not fixed. Now, I'm very stressed. All I can do is be compulsive about the problem And not do anything else until I fix the problem. I saw the link in this program and decided to go here. And ask for help.

One thing I noticed:
When I try to load device manager through right click my computer, properties, hardware, device manager. It comes up as "rundll32.exe - Entry Point Not Found"
"The procedure entry point __CxxFrameHandler3 could not be located in the dynamic link library msvcrt.dll" Will come up, I press okay, and continue.

But if I go to right click my computer - manage - click on device manager. No error message.
regedit.exe no error message
regedt32.exe error message.

So it's three programs that do it, regedt32.exe, rundll32.exe, and spybotsearch and destroy.

I noticed if I run "dependencywalker" I can make the error appear. By dinking around with it. I also notice the __CxxFrameHandler3 is indeed in msvcrt.dll.

I don't know what to do at this point. Any help would be appreciated.

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