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  1. Hi, Have a problem that is driving me mad on Windows 10 Pro 64-bit. A few days ago, and I hadn't installed any new software or apps, I discovered I could not connect to the internet with either Microsoft Edge or Chrome - kept getting the message: 'Cannot connect to proxy server', etc (Mozilla Firefox is my default web browser, which is fine). But you are unable to change the settings. For example, when with Edge you go to 'proxy settings', you are directed to Network & Internet - which has Manual Proxy setup as 'on' and the following address: 'http=;https=' and in the box below it says: '<-loopback>'. But if you try to set the Manual Proxy setup to 'off' it just automatically reverts back to 'on'. Similarly with Chrome. When you go to Advanced Settings/Network/Change proxy settings, you are directed to the 'old-fashioned' IE-style Internet Properties/connections - but everything is greyed out except 'Add VPN'. I've spent days researching this but come up with no solution. Obviously I've ran anti-virus/anti-Malware, etc software (SuperAntiSpyware, Malware Bytes, Comodo Internet Security, and so on) but they have found nothing. This problem is a particularly pain in the arse as the Windows Update service no longer works ('cannot connect', etc) - the same goes for Java Updates, and a few other things as well (cannot add a new user account, for instance). Any idea as to what might be wrong? Thanks, DANNY
  2. No luck on any of that, I'm afraid. The command prompt did nothing ('netsh'), I have no System Restore points, and I never installed any router software, etc. Everything ends up at the same point - ie, when I view my connections, I get always this: Broadband connection - 'Disconnected' Local Area Connection - 'Network cable unplugged' Local Area Connection 2 - 'Unidentified Network'. Alas, I cannot log-in to my router, as I always get timed out. But, as I've said before, everything is fine on Windows 10. Very frustrating! DANNY
  3. Hi, What do you mean exactly by "reinstalling" router? I've unplugged/reset it a few times, but no luck. But I don't think it can be a hardware issue, as the router works fine on Windows 10. Thanks, DANNY
  4. How do I go about configuring IP settings manually? At the moment, nothing is working. I always get the same messages: "Unidentified network - public network", "no internet access", "Rest the Local Area Connection 2", "Local Area Connection 2 doesn't have a valid IP configuration" and "Error 651". Driving me nuts!
  5. Hello, Have an infuriating problem at the moment. I have a dual-boot set up with Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, and a Netgear N300 (DGN2200v3) modem router but wired-up. Using Windows 10 I can get connect to the internet but not with Windows 7 - which is my primary system, with everything setup and configured the way I like it, and so on. I lost my W7 connection when I uninstalled a free firewall (Comodo? ZoneAlarm?) which was causing me problems. Now, when I diagnose the problem, I get the message: 'Local Area Connection 2 doesn't have a valid IP configuration" (also had messages about "verify local network adapter" and "reset the local area connection"). Under 'Network connection' settings, it says my broadband is "disconnected" - but when I click 'connect', it whirls around for quite a long time then I always get a message about "the modem has reported an error ... Error 651". Naturally, I've Googled around - and looked at the existing threads on this very forum about this problem - but so far nothing has worked. Any ideas? My Specs are: Intel Core2 Duo E6750 \ Abit IP-35 Pro \ 4gb Corsair Twin2X2048 XMS Xtreme Performance (800mhz) \ Gigabyte Windforce GTX660 2GB OC \ Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer \ Corsair HX 620w PSU \ Samsung SpinPoint 2TB \ Antec 900 Ultimate Gamer \ Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro \ Samsung Writemaster SH-S223Q \ Acer 24" X243H Thanks, DANNY O'DARE
  6. Hi, Just tried installing Windows 10 Pro 64-bit from a USB stick (Patriot Supersomic Rage 32GB) - but no luck. Yes, I altered the 'boot priority' settings but that does not appear to have helped. I currently have a dual-boot setup, with Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and Windows XP Home 32-bit. Fairly obviously, I want to scrub the ancient copy of XP and replace it with Windows 10. I used Rufus software to 'burn' Windows 10 to the USB stick, seemed which to go absolutely fine. Yes, true, my motherboard and chip are a bit old too - Intel Core2 Duo E6750 with an Abit IP-35 Pro motherboard and 4GB of RAM (ie, Corsair Twin2X2048 XMS Xtreme Performance 800mhz). Any ideas? Thanks, DANNY
  7. Hi, Apologies if I've posted this in the wrong forum. I recently purchased a Hitachi 32' Smart TV - which is great. One problem though, when I try to stream video content from my PC (ie, 'avi' files) to the TV I only get audio - no video. By the way, i have a wired connection (ethernet cable). Any idea what is wrong? Thanks, DANNY
  8. Hi, Thanks for reply. I set up a Guest Network with no security, and it immediately connected! However, I still haven't got any internet connectivity, as I'm now getting the message: 'Error on page, no response - try again'. Hmm ...
  9. Hello, I recently purchased a Hitachi 32' Smart TV Combi (32JYJ46U) and already had a wireless Netgear N300 modem router - and purchased the 'dedicated' Veezy 200 dongle to give me connectivity. When I plugged in the dongle to the TV, it immediately recognised my device/network ('Netgear 96') and indicated a strong signal. However, when I put in my password (for the network/device) and press 'OK' - nothing happens. In the TV manual it says I need to make my modem "SSID visible" - which I'm pretty sure it is. That is, in the device settings both 'this wireless network' and 'SSID broadcast' are enabled. Any idea what the problem could be? Thanks, DANNY
  10. Hi, I thought this would be easy but it has so far eluded me (it seems). All I want to do is transfer/move files - as opposed to merely sharing - from desktop computer A to desktop computer B which are connected by a Ethernet Crossover cable, and both of which run Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. The reason I want to do this is that computer A is almost full and computer B is almost empty. Just for your information, both PCs are sharing the same internet connection - but A has a wired connection and B has a wireless connection (via a USB dongle). Yes, I've turned on network discovery. etc. After clicking on Network 2, the other PC (ie, B) shows up in the Network and Sharing Center - what do I do know? Thanks, DANNY
  11. Hi there, For quite some time, I've had a dual-boot setup - with Windows XP 32-bit as my 'default' O/S (on Drive C) and Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on Drive D. And both are on the same HDD. Anyway, a few days - after a few problems - I loaded-up a back-up version of XP from an image file using Drive Snapshot v.1.40. No problems, except I could no longer boot-up into 7 (the menu/option disappeared). Unperturbed, I booted-up from my Windows 7 DVD disk and did a start-up repair/fix. However, I still couldn't boot into 7. Naturally, I fired up Easy BCD (v.2.1.2, non-commercial) and had a look. Oddly, or maybe not oddly, 7 was listed but XP was not. I added XP as an entry - but still the same situation. Then I reset the BCD configuration and manually added XP and 7 to the boot menu. After looking at this, under MBR Configure Options, I selected 'Install the Windows Vista/7' bootloader to the MBR' - but still no luck. NOTE: tried iReboot, selected Windows 7 (yes, it was listed!), but got the same result - back to XP upon boot up. Some additional info if it helps. I have a \boot\BCD folder on the XP partition, but I do not have a \bootmgr file - only, a 'boot.ini' file. Perhaps oddly, on the F partition/drive, where I have no O/S - which is on a separate HDD - I have a \boot folder, a 'bootmgr' file and a 'bootini' file. On my Windows 7 partition, however, I have nothing: that is, no boot folder, 'bootmgr' file or 'boot.ini' file. Changing the BIOS boot order in order to boot from the F HDD makes no difference nor nor does physically disconnecting it and then doing another EasyBCD 'repair'/'installing the Windows Vista/7 bootloader to the MBR (onto partition D,). Any idea as to what I should do next? Thanks,
  12. Hi there, I very recently reinstalled Windows XP Home 32-bit - having had a dual boot set-up with XP as the default OS and Vista Ultimate 32-bit as the other OS. If my memory serves me right, I had installed the OS's the 'wrong way round' - ie, installed XP after Vista after a botched attempt to do it the 'right way round' (ie, Vista after XP). After an initial panic, Vista Boot Pro 3.3 came to the rescue and everything seemed fine. However, after the re-installation of Windows XP I 'lost' my Vista boot-up - and VBP 3.3 could find nothing. So I booted up from my Vista Ultimate system disc, clicked on Repair, it found Vista (though, curiously, it thought it was on drive "G"), got the message "root cause: Boot Sector code for system disk partition is corrupt", clicked on Fix/repair start-up ("successfully", apparently), re-booted, etc. At first, it appeared that I was back to a dual-boot situation - as the Boot Manager screen appeared. But when I selected XP I got an error message - "\ntldr" is missing.corrupt, etc - and it asked me to put the system disc back, re-boot and do another "repair" (but it was obviously referring, confusedly, to the Vista Ultimate disc, not the XP disc). Anyway, using VBP 3.3 on the Vista 'side of the computer' I re-installed the Legacy System Bootloader - ie, I uninstalled the Vista Bootloader. However, almost inevitably, this resulted in the disappearance of the Boot Manager screen and I booted straight back into XP. Once there, I fired up VBP 3.3 and reversed the Bootloader sequence - ie, I reinstalled the Vista Bootloader (and hence uninstalled the Legacy Bootloader). Alas though, that had absolutely no effect and I just booted back into XP again. So, I re-booted again from the Vista system disc, clicked on Repair and so on. With the same result - unable to load up XP from the boot screen manager, so went back into Vista: and from there reinstalled the Legacy system Bootloader, thus enabling me to load up XP again but also denying me access to the boot screen manager or Vista again. And so on and so on - caught in a loop. Do you think there is anyway out of this loop, or cycle, short of reinstalling Vista all over again? I am very reluctant to do so as I have a lot of unfinished/half-finished games on Vista and seriously don't fancy reinstalling - and starting them - all over again. Anyway, I currently having four Hard Drives, one of which is divided into three partitions - with XP ("D"), Vista ("E") and "F" (full of games, music, etc). The other three Hard Drives are on on "C", "X" and "Y". Yes, I tried to re-letter/re-assign my XP system disc to "C" with Partition Magic - but the consequence of that was that I was totally unable to boot into Windows at all, and had to reinstall XP yet again! Presumably, I have some seriously messed-up boot files, MBR, etc. Any advice or help would be most appreciated . By the way, here are my Tech Specs: XP Home+Vista Ultimate (32-bit) \ Intel E6750 @ 3.47 \ Abit IP-35 Pro \ Antec 900 Ultimate Gamer \ Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro \ 4gb Corsair Twin2X2048 XMS Xtreme Performance (800mhz) \ XFX 8800GTS 320mb \ Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer \ Samsung SpinPoint F1 1TB \ Samsung Writemaster SH-S223Q \ Corsair CMPSUHX 620w PSU \ 24" Acer X243H \ ZyXel P-660RU-T1 Thanks, DANNY
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