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VirtualBox failed to import OVA

On a fresh (re)install of VirtualBox 4.2.13 running on a Windows Vista host machine, I go to File > Import Appliance, and grab an OVA file that I downloaded. I am given the following super helpful ...
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DVD-RW does not read regular CDS/DVDs on Vista

I have a dell vostro 1510 laptop with windows vista. It has an "Optiarc DVD+-RW AD-7640A ATA Device" installed which used to work find. My vista has two user profiles on it. Now when I insert a ...
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549 views

Trying to get to the command prompt through recovery disk

I'm trying to reach the command prompt through a vista recovery disk I have, and it boots from the disk and gets to the point where it asks which installation I want to repair and then says the disk ...
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Windows Vista can only boot into safe mode

I've got a Dell XPS M1730 that will only boot into safe mode. Since I get a black screen when windows should load after the BIOS loads. I suspect this is a software problem only since I can boot into ...
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How can I get Windows to apply its settings?

I have a computer with a major problem; it gives a blue screen when the login screen loads. I've been using this guide to troubleshoot the issue, and now I've run into a problem. I have determined ...
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889 views

Troubleshooting “Verifying DMI pool data” hang

Last night after resolving a hijacked hosts file issue on my Vista desktop, I got a bluescreen (that I couldn't catch the details of) and my machine rebooted. Recently I've been having "Display driver ...
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417 views

How to repair Vista after broken SP1 install

I tried installing Vista SP1 and now my computer won't boot up in Safe Mode, let alone any other config. How can I roll back the changes to the OS? Extra info: it freezes after loading crcdisk.sys - ...
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How can I solve Canon MX870 printer only printing blank pages?

I have a Canon MX870 printer which I have connected to a Windows Vista laptop via a USB connection. Whether I print or copy, the result is the same: blank pages. The result is the same when I use a ...
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Why does my computer show a black screen when booting into Windows Vista?

Today, I removed some old software from dad's vista, and installed SP1. After which the computer restarted and it went into a "black" screen. I left it running for a few hours, and the laptop was ...
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How to solve my black screen at boot?

I've got a friend with a weird problem. When he starts his computer the screen is completely black until the computer is completely started. So the screen is black until it suddenly shows the Windows ...
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6answers
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How do I get to the root cause of high Deferred Procedure Calls?

I've got a Dual core processor, and one of the two is constantly at 100%. Looking in ProcessExplorer shows me that it's Deferred Procedure Calls. Reading around the net seems to give me tons of ...
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1answer
730 views

Why does my PC restart after logon or at the welcome screen?

I have the issue of the Vista rebooting everytime I get into Welcome login screen. I see a continous disk activity and then after a moment reboots. I can login within that time. However, I cannot do ...
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224 views

I am receiving an IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSOD

I've been trying to fix this myself, but I would like to yield some results and this blue screen doesn't come up unless I'm playing a game and right now I'm exhausted... I updated my Nvidia 880GTS ...
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Not able to see Videos in Windows Vista

I can run all different formats of videos in all different players but i dont get to see video in any, i can just hear the audio. Is it because of some codec or some missing driver? Also, i can see ...
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1answer
78 views

Vista: Improving troubleshoot approach skills

I'm not a Windows SuperUser, but neither just the regular user. I don't mind browsing the Registry, using Process Explorer, reading the Event logs, (un)installing new drivers and so on, but all this ...
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1answer
72 views

VPN connection disabled in vista

VPN connection in vista is disabled with the message like "you need active internet connection"... but i'm connected to the internet. Same issue in win7 I'm regularly solving just opening and ...
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1answer
81 views

Restarted computer, now wireless and Visual Studio is broken

I installed the new update for TortoiseSVN which requires a restart. Upon restarting a lot of things broke. I'm currently running a virus scan, but what would cause this? Among the things that no ...
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715 views

No Audio Output Device is installed

this is an intermitent problem in my Sony Vaio model PCG-5K1L. I keep on getting a "No Audio Output Device is installed" when hovering my loudspeaker icon in Windows Vista. I have tried System >> ...
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What is causing my wireless problems?

I have a Dell XPS M1330, since I moved to my new house, the wireless barely works on it, my housemates report no problems, so I guess it's something to do with my laptop. It's eratic in normal mode, ...
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2answers
315 views

Setting up Konico Minolta 1400w printer on Windows Vista 32-bit

One of my neighbors asked me to help them setup this old printer on their computer (their other printer is broken) so after fighting with it for about an hour but to no avail. Every time I try to ...
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1answer
162 views

Windows only successfully wakes up from sleep mode about 2/3rds of the time

On my Vista laptop, when it goes into sleep mode (for low power, or manually being put into sleep mode, it happens regardless of how), about 1 in 3 times it won't wake up properly from sleep mode, and ...
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2answers
801 views

Skype does not start on Vista 64

I have a computer with Vista 64 and I have a problem with Skype on it. It does not start automatically. I have checked the corresponding option in the Skype settings (Start Skype when I start Windows) ...
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4answers
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Vista gets stuck in an endless loop while booting

I put my laptop to sleep last night, and when I woke up this morning... it didn't. So I tried to reboot, and everything went fine until it got to the Vista splash screen, where it's supposed to ...
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476 views

0x0000007b vista harddrive swap

I swap my hard drive to a new computer with vista 32 I get 0x0000007b stop error on bootup I tried using the cd to do the repair but it fails. I think it is because I have the wrong hard drive ...
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1answer
61 views

Major Vista issues with multiple causes

I have a laptop running Windows Vista Home Edition. Recently (out of the blue -- no software or hardware changes) there have been many issues with the OS: Logging in (as any user) sometimes does not ...
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3answers
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.NET applications stopped working on Vista

It all started this morning when I tried to open a C# solution I'm working on for quite some time now. Right after loading the solution I got the error: "vhost.exe has stopped working". Since then ...
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Computer connects to lan, but not the internet

I have a computer with Vista Home that can connect to the router, but it cannot get on the internet. I cannot ping google.com, the request times out. I've tried this on two separate networks and have ...
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Unable to progress on Windows XP to Vista upgrade

I'm trying to upgrade Windows XP Pro to Vista Ultimate, and I don't want to do a clean install. The upgrade gets most of the way through the last step in the list of tasks (after about two hours) and ...
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1answer
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Why does Aero switch off for no real reason?

Lately (past few weeks), whenever I play a video game, then quit, Aero doesn't seem to like sticking around anymore! For example, I was playing something an hour or so ago, and just now when I was ...
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Why is usable RAM less than total RAM?

My girlfriend bought a laptop last week. It's a core 2 duo with 4 GB We installed vista 64bit, and one of the first things we did was right click on "My computer" to see gthe properties. Immediately ...
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3answers
691 views

Vista pc hidden from XP?

I have a Vista-based media center, and two XP-based desktop computers, all on a simple home WLAN network (DSL/WLAN router). The Vista computer can see all other computers and transfer/modify files ...
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Why does my USB stick not show up in Windows Vista?

Just reinstalled a Lenovo laptop with Vista. Two separate USB sticks, that work fine on another computer, will not show up on this Vista computer. USB ports work fine for other stuff. USB sticks ...
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Vista install from DVD hangs on green loading progress bar

I have a HP TouchSmart IQ700 that needed the SATA hard disk replacing. With a brand new formatted hard disk I inserted the Windows Vista x64 DVD and it starts to load. It gets past the Loading Files ...
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Why can't I install shell extensions in vista anymore?

I think my pc is in a strange state. I can't seem to install any shell extensions (though I was able to at one point). Does anyone why this could be? Is there anything I can do to verify new ...
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Vista freezes when idle. How to find a source of the problem?

I'm using Dell xps 1530 laptop and everything worked fine until last week. Compleatly out of the blue Vista started to freeze. But it doesn't freeze while it's used but only if it's idle. Really ...
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Program has stopped working dialog on close - why?

On a variety of programs (mostly older games, but some other applications have it aswell) on Vista, when I close down the program, I see Windows "Program has stopped working" dialog, despite the fact ...
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4answers
873 views

Web pages never load despite internet access on Vista

A friend has asked me to have a look at his Vista laptop, which "can't connect to the internet". I have found that I can connect to a wireless network, and from a command prompt can ping websites ...
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3answers
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Vista doesn't sleep - how do I diagnose?

Please note: I am not looking for a solution to the problem. I am looking for how I can get extra information to figure it out... give a man a fish, he's fed for a day. You know the rest. This is ...
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2answers
191 views

No internet for 32-bit apps on 64-bit vista

I'm trying to help fix a machine with Vista SP1. After installing this weeks Windows Updates the 32-bit apps on the machine no longer connects to the internet. If I run the 64-bit IE then it works ...
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4answers
863 views

How to root cause a complete Windows Vista lock up

I have a fairly strange lock up problem with a Windows Vista Business installation. When I run a specific application, and only that application, the system freezes completely. I'm looking for advice ...
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6answers
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Windows vista stuck at the logon “please wait” screen

So, I got hit by a virus and it seems while I was trying to clean it, I removed something essential from the list of startup programs. So, when windows starts, it gets stuck at the "please wait" ...
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874 views

External monitor goes to sleep once vista loads?

My laptop's screen stopped working after a mishap with my dog, so I decided to turn it into a desktop computer. I recently bought an HP w2207h monitor and will mirror the monitor image from the ...
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Why do I get a Blank Page between each Content Page on my HP Network Printer?

The problem: I have an HP printer, networked over CAT 6. It prints, but every other page is a blank page. No, I do not have this option turned on under Printer settings on windows. I know it's not a ...