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Response to Computer Hospital: Part Two Oct. 23rd, 2006 @ 09:08 PM Reply

ok i've spent alot of time finding out all i can for these problems so i could really dumbfound you guys. =) So check these out:

First and formost i can't use themes on this computer even if my life depended on it. I've already gone to msconfig and triend to re-start, and end the theming service to get to re-start it but nooooo. Stupid windows says some bull like the service is taking too long to respond. My sspects for this haneous crime are three people either my brother, my mom, or my good for nothing sister. I don't know wtf they did i'll put a pic later on to show you how incomplete is looks. I have Microsoft Service pack 1 (I can't DL #2 'cus my mom has dial-up i know, i know i havn't killed myself yet because i can still get pretty fast porn. =) I don't have media center so i can't get that glossy looking effect on my, or rather my moms comp. =( Hopefully will be solved later on.

Second and emo is not really a problem but a question. How do i get the glossy looking effect on my PC do i need to install the new media center or something because i can't DL anything even if my life depended on it. (I would try DLing SP 2 while i'm at school like how i've done to get Openoffice but that DL is OVER 200MB!!!!! ) WTF is that bull$#&@! Anyway i just wanna know if i can get the look on SP 1 if i just DLed media center because i wouldn't mind doing my school wait method. If you couldn't focus your mind through the entire post then get the drugs they have for ADD and take some they make you feel great man. =)

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Response to Computer Hospital: Part Two Oct. 23rd, 2006 @ 09:39 PM Reply

This is the screenshot i was talking about see how i have the FireFox background i found on Deviant Art and all those cool apps plus the usual protection, oh and BTW i have Zone alarm i am just installing it today though so it won't show on the desktop. And what a shame too i wanted to use Luna Elemental as my theme 'cus it's cool. Really cool, as in so damb cool its even better than Latin po&$ography. =) \

The screenshot is <img src="http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/53 07/untitledqt0.th.jpg" border="0" alt="Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.us" />

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Response to Computer Hospital: Part Two Oct. 24th, 2006 @ 06:13 AM Reply

Don't know about the glossy thing, but for your first problem, try setting all aspects of the theme manually via your control panel(they can all be set individually), takes longer than making your PC load the theme, but much less time then trying to fix the problem your facing.

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Response to Computer Hospital: Part Two Oct. 24th, 2006 @ 04:48 PM Reply

Great now how do i do that, i mean what do i have to do once i get into the control panel. And as for the glossy thing if you didn't understand then i'll find a better way to explain.

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Response to Computer Hospital: Part Two Oct. 24th, 2006 @ 05:07 PM Reply

Your sound and display settings should cover it.

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Response to Computer Hospital: Part Two Oct. 24th, 2006 @ 05:17 PM Reply

Ok i'll try it right now, i'll tell you what happens.

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Response to Computer Hospital: Part Two Oct. 24th, 2006 @ 05:42 PM Reply

It didn't work Jerkclock i've tried almost every possible way known to the human race. Not even stupid Microsoft can fix it. It's totally fucked up there is no xp style in the display options i've even went into the folder with the files and all i got was a bunch of windows popping up and saying stuff like "this service cannot work, please configure it in the control panel" grrrrrrrrrrr. Damb Microsoft. Damb IE. Damb the whole damb company. Ok now that i've gotten that out of my system here is the link to the screenshot of me trying to change the windows classic look, notice that not even the control panel is displaying its' regular blue color.. Hope i can get this fixed. Thanks for all your help.

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Response to Computer Hospital: Part Two Oct. 24th, 2006 @ 05:54 PM Reply

Right-click "My Computer" > Properties > Advanced > Performance Settings > Ensure The last checkbox, "Use visual styles on windows and buttons." is checked.

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Response to Computer Hospital: Part Two Oct. 24th, 2006 @ 06:03 PM Reply

It is i don't know what i'm going to do, i love to theme that's kind of the most reason i got FireFox.

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Response to Computer Hospital: Part Two Oct. 25th, 2006 @ 01:15 AM Reply

VERY weird problem.

I can not seem to log into any chat programs at all.

MSN, AIM, Yahoo, and Paltalk will not let me log in. Nor will Hotmail.

HELP!!! I have no idea what's going on or why!!


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Response to Computer Hospital: Part Two Oct. 25th, 2006 @ 06:28 AM Reply

At 10/24/06 05:42 PM, The-kool-fool wrote: It didn't work Jerkclock i've tried almost every possible way known to the human race. Not even stupid Microsoft can fix it. It's totally fucked up there is no xp style in the display options i've even went into the folder with the files and all i got was a bunch of windows popping up and saying stuff like "this service cannot work, please configure it in the control panel" grrrrrrrrrrr. Damb Microsoft. Damb IE. Damb the whole damb company. Ok now that i've gotten that out of my system here is the link to the screenshot of me trying to change the windows classic look, notice that not even the control panel is displaying its' regular blue color.. Hope i can get this fixed. Thanks for all your help.

So you can't change your desktop background? Sound effects? Icons? Or screen saver? Well, that would explain why the new themes aren't working either.

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Response to Computer Hospital: Part Two Oct. 25th, 2006 @ 09:41 AM Reply

No,No,No nothing like that i can configure stuff like my background and if i install CurserXP i can configure my mouse differently too. I can optimize my startup-shutdown i can theme my login tooooo. The only gosh-darn thing that i can't do at all is make my computer work with Luna with anykind start menu theming it will tell you bullshit a sceeming and it'll tell you that the theme is gayyy. That's why microsft is an asshole because they made windows say:"Well sir it seems that you have porn viri, may i download some fake software for you?" and what not. So it's not the whole thing just the task bar and stuff.

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Response to Computer Hospital: Part Two Oct. 25th, 2006 @ 06:13 PM Reply

Sorry for the song but i was really tired. But i may have found out why this is happening, you see when i first installed ccleaner and ran a registry scan it found hundreds of things not in use and the windows theming service may have been one of them because it hadn't been used in about a year. So mabye if i could just get registry files and dlls and exes and whatever else i may need to get it back it would be appreciated this problem is so obscure i'm sure noone has a cure for it. =( But i'm still hopefull.

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Response to Computer Hospital: Part Two Oct. 26th, 2006 @ 12:39 PM Reply

DHT

thank you so much!!!, you are honestly the niecest user on here!

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Response to Computer Hospital: Part Two Oct. 26th, 2006 @ 12:46 PM Reply

Ok,
i recently downloaded a program called ProcessGuard.

for all you hackers out there, you know what program i mean :D

But i tried to uninstall it, and it did, but not completely.
it left a few files behind, which are the active files.
I tried to reinstall the program to completely uninstall it, but it said that the last uninstall wasnt finished, and that i had to finish it...
I think you guys know my problem...
I searched the internets, but he didn't gave me good info about it.
Please help

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Response to Computer Hospital: Part Two Oct. 26th, 2006 @ 01:25 PM Reply

Ok. If any of you know about computer hardware, i need help.

Recently my HP computer blew up.

I was using it, then a balloon came up saying "power surger at port (somthing). Dlink (somthing) is taking over its required power (somthing)" (cant remember all of it).

It then went all laggy and crahsed, the screen whent black.

The computer turns on, powers up, just theres no display of any kind. Tried new grpahics card, tried everything i can think off.

The only clue i have to the problem is this:
I set it to turn on again if the power was cut. But, now if i pull the plug out and put it back in... it stays off.
So it might be somthing to do with the bios.

Any help? im desperate its an expensive PC.

(p.s all the 'computer guys' are stumped)

PPS, i have a theory. I plugged in my memory stick into the last USB port, then this happens. I have 4 USB ports, runing a:
Keyboard,
Dlink wireless network USB thing,
Memory stick (almost always in)
and a pair of speakers, USB powered.

I guess when i plugged the memory stick back in, there wasnt enough pwere to power them all..?

OS: Windows XP Home SP2
Hardware: 2.8 ghz (i think) with decnet £50 graphics card. Plus Dlink Wireless USB

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Response to Computer Hospital: Part Two Oct. 26th, 2006 @ 02:28 PM Reply

At 10/26/06 01:25 PM, Ozone wrote: Ok. If any of you know about computer hardware, i need help.

I found your thread in General first, so http://newgrounds.co../topic.php?id=594592

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Response to Computer Hospital: Part Two Oct. 26th, 2006 @ 06:27 PM Reply

At 10/26/06 02:28 PM, RageOfOrder wrote:
At 10/26/06 01:25 PM, Ozone wrote: Ok. If any of you know about computer hardware, i need help.
I found your thread in General first, so http://newgrounds.co../topic.php?id=594592

ive responded, orthough it doesnt beep when it turns on, i cant remember if it beeped anyway when it was working.

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Response to Computer Hospital: Part Two Oct. 26th, 2006 @ 06:56 PM Reply

Superflonic i'll answer your question first well almost all software leaves remaints of it's life short or long. Just download CCleaner from download.com and it'll take care of your problems but if you have installed- uninstalled alot of software then maybe TweakXP might work better i don't know which works better i personally use CCleaner. But with ALL software it comes with risks but this can be avoided with a simple back-up of the registry. Learn from my mistakes i used it and didn't back it up (Because at the time i thought registry files were big as hell, but i just found out they're just a few kb). And now i can't theme and i think it was that one tiny 3 second mistake that messed me up ALOT. Or do it manually by going to "My Computer" and clicking on the C: drive or your primary drive. Now depending on where you install your programs you shouldn't see much more than "Windows", "Program files", "Downloads", and other files like if you have AVG anti-virus you'll also see "AVG7QT". But the only place you need to go right now is "Program files", once there depending again on what programs you have installed you'll see either a lot or just a little. Now look for the folder "Process Guard" or try and find out the company, or makers name. Now once you navigate to that folder, don't go inside just right click it and then in the context menu that comes up click delete. If you can't get Unlocker as mentioned by DHT. Hope it helps.

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Response to Computer Hospital: Part Two Oct. 26th, 2006 @ 07:03 PM Reply

Now for Jonas restart your PC if that doesn't work look at your im's faq or help site. If it still yields no results, then just reconnect to the internet nothing yet still? Well from now on i'll speculate because i don't know much about iming programs or mabye you should just get trillian. Now re-install it or download any patches or updates. !! IMPOTANT !! ONLY DOWNLOAD PATCHES THROUGH OFFICIAL SITE. PATCHES ELSEWHERE MAY RESULT IN A VIRUS OR COMPUTER FAILURE. I can't think of anything else right now hope it helps.

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Response to Computer Hospital: Part Two Oct. 26th, 2006 @ 08:40 PM Reply

Whoa, when did this come back?

dht is still alive? Sheesh, I need to come back to Wi/Ht? more often, eh? :P


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Response to Computer Hospital: Part Two Oct. 26th, 2006 @ 11:14 PM Reply

At 10/26/06 08:40 PM, Buddhist wrote: Whoa, when did this come back?

dht is still alive? Sheesh, I need to come back to Wi/Ht? more often, eh? :P

Yea, and now he gets molested by his boss on a ferry on his way to Dover every day.

.... What?

..... Oh right, I'm the only one who listened to that recording.

And Ozone:
If you don't get a Post Code ( beep ), then something is wrong. A normal computer has one beep when you turn it on.

If you have the resources, change out pieces one at a time and try again, until you find the broken piece.
I'm still thinking it's your motherboard, so you might consider taking it in.

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Response to Computer Hospital: Part Two Oct. 29th, 2006 @ 12:35 PM Reply

yo dht, you werent on AIM so i thought I'd post in here.

i'm currently making a site, and one of my "mates" said when i put it online hes gonna "DOS" it. i looked it up on the internet and this means "denial of service", but i couldnt much more about it.

can you explain what a DOS is and how it works? im interested.

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Response to Computer Hospital: Part Two Oct. 29th, 2006 @ 12:55 PM Reply

At 10/29/06 12:35 PM, JusticeofIrony wrote: can you explain what a DOS is and how it works? im interested.

Well, that certainly is a very interesting question. I learnt a fair bit about DOS attacks at my very short time at university. I still have a small 'essay' I wrote about them kicking about, here are some segments from it.

How it works is the router that's trying to saturate and force as much data down the connection, whatever its speed, the router's own buffers will overflow, and its strategy is simple. I just drop what I can't send. The Internet's protocols are robust in the face of dropped packets because it's understood that routers forward what they can in the best direction they know how to, but packets will get lost. And so the TCP protocol has a whole acknowledgment system and a retransmit logic. Protocols like UDP that don't have that built in, their applications, like DNS, know to resend a request if it hasn't received a response. So the notion of packets being dropped is something that the Internet can deal with.

The problem is, if somebody, for example, were flooding a DSL connection that can handle 384K, if they were flooding it with 384 megabits, that is, a thousand times more than it can handle, then there's very little chance, one in a thousand, for your good packets, that is, the valid packets you would like to receive down your DSL connection, there's very little chance for them to compete against this flood of attacking packets. And, you know, the attacking packets are nothing really but too many. There are just too many of them. And the router has no way of knowing, in a properly designed attack, which packets you want and which ones you don't. They all look the same to a router. It just sends what it can onward and drops the flood, basically.

So it's not that the denial of service attack is all getting through to you and, like, overheating your DSL modem or something. It's that you see a denial of service because the valid traffic can't compete, statistically, against this flood of attacking traffic which is trying to get through. Essentially, it's a bottleneck.

This is where the DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack comes into it. For example, say that somebody on a cable modem was attacking some one person on a cable modem was trying to directly attack some other person on a cable modem. Well, as we know, cable modems tend to have asymmetric bandwidth. You can download maybe a megabit, but you can only upload maybe 250K, or 256, so like one quarter of that. So the idea is, if one person were trying as hard as they could to attack another, well, their maximum upstream or outgoing bandwidth would be 256K, or 250K, for example, a quarter of a megabit, which is one quarter of what you're able to download. So you could accept that attack down your connection and still have three quarters of a megabit, that is, three quarters of your total bandwidth, available to you for valid traffic. So you might notice that, boy, you know, my cable modem or my DSL modem light used to be flickering, or normally flickers, now it's on steady. But you would still be able to use your Internet connection because it wouldn't be flooded, and your traffic would be able to get through.

And even if now, say, four attackers combined their bandwidth, and they were each a quarter megabit, well, now there'd be one megabit of attacking traffic competing with potentially one megabit of your valid traffic. And you'd probably feel a slowdown. It would feel like, okay, something's wrong somewhere. We don't know where or what, but boy, my connection is smoking. But I'm still sort of still connected to the Internet. So the idea is it's a matter of scale. It's a matter of how big the flood is that is competing with valid traffic.

Now, as we're seeing, you don't even have to give permission to partake in a DDOS attack. Hackers are now deliberately creating trojan horses that connect to an IRC channel, where commands are given to the infected machines to attack a particular site. So, if you don't have a firewall, or aren't very secure, you could be, without knowing it, being part of a malicious attack on a website.

That explains the main principals of a [D]DOS attack, I doubt very much indeed your friend could "DOS" your site, unless he is very good at computers and programming. I suggest you tell him to shut up.

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Response to Computer Hospital: Part Two Oct. 29th, 2006 @ 01:06 PM Reply

At 10/29/06 12:55 PM, deckheadtottie wrote:
At 10/29/06 12:35 PM, JusticeofIrony wrote: can you explain what a DOS is and how it works? im interested.
Well, that certainly is a very interesting question. I learnt a fair bit about DOS attacks at my very short time at university. I still have a small 'essay' I wrote about them kicking about,

wow :O

i was expected a simple explanation not an essay!

youre awesome dht!!!

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Response to Computer Hospital: Part Two Oct. 29th, 2006 @ 01:35 PM Reply

What about my problems guys. =( I want an answer too.

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Response to Computer Hospital: Part Two Oct. 29th, 2006 @ 02:25 PM Reply

At 10/29/06 01:35 PM, The-kool-fool wrote: What about my problems guys. =( I want an answer too.

I think you're probably right with the CCleaner idea, it has probably deleted important theming files, which has, in turn, totally corrupted your abilities to theme. It's also good to consider that the use of third party theming software can also corrupt these capabilities.

I cannot, sadly, offer advice on how to get these back for certain, but try running the checkdisk command

Start > run > chkdsk /f

This is will check for corrupted elements of Windows, and attempt to fix them. (As long as you have your Windows CD).

Might aswell inform you about the Energy Blue exe, this will install the theme you want on your PC without the need of third-party "themers".


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Response to Computer Hospital: Part Two Oct. 29th, 2006 @ 02:26 PM Reply

Woah, great topic DHT!

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Response to Computer Hospital: Part Two Oct. 29th, 2006 @ 02:26 PM Reply

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DHTs Mega freeware feast
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// Virus/adware/apyware removal

// Installing RAM

// Check out page 1 for other tools.

+ ----------- +

More tools continued from page 4

Other freeware tools:

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12

+ ----------- +

Performance/Recovery/System Freeware Utilities : I want to ...

>> automatically logon without the login screen : Autologon by SysInternals
>> backup/restore the windows registry : ERUNT
>> boot machine from a CD : Ultimate Boot CD 4 Win
>> boot windows faster : StartRight
>> build custom install windows CD : nLite
>> burn/create CD/DVD iso image files : ISO Recorder
>> capture all text written to screen : Textractor
>> change system settings : Microsoft Tweak UI
>> completely wipe/delete a file : Simple File Shredder
>> customize windows install CD : nLite
>> defrag the hard drive continously : Buzzsaw-S
>> display CPU information : WCPUID/XCPUID
>> display Microsoft ProductID and the CD-Key of MS-Office, Windows, Exchange Server, and SQL Server : ProduKey
>> display NTFS compression ratio of folders : NTFSRatio
>> display TCP/UDP endpoints and applications using them : TCPView by SysInternals
>> display all file activity in real-time : FileMon from SysInternals
>> display all processes running : PrcView
>> display all startup programs that run on my computer : Autoruns by SysInternals
>> display all windows updates (hotfixes and service packs) installed : WinUpdatesList
>> display and automatically optimize memory usage : FreeRAM XP Pro
>> display system benchmark report : Fresh Diagnose
>> display system information : Everest Free Edition
>> display system information : Samurize
>> display system information : StatBar
>> display system information : SysMetrix
>> display system information : TinyResMeter
>> display system information : SIW - System Information for Windows
>> display which programmes are accessing the registry : Regmon by SysInternals
>> display/edit registry entries neatly : Registry Jumper
>> find which program has a particular file or directory open : Process Explorer by SysInternals
>> monitor bandwidth usage : NetMeter
>> monitor voltages, fan speeds and temperatures : SpeedFan
>> optimize the windows registry : NTREGOPT
>> recover passwords of network connections : Network Password Recovery
>> recover that password : Cain & Abel Password Recovery
>> remove unused files from the system : CCleaner
>> remotely control another computer : TightVNC
>> run benchmark tests : 3DMark06
>> run only approved programs : Trust-No-Exe
>> unlock the file/folder being used by another process : Unlocker
>> view/kill running tasks : Taskill


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