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4155 No. 4155
Old thread is on autosage and can be found here: >>2433

/tek/, what's wrong with this piece of hardware? I saw a troll thread started with it but only managed to save the picture before it 404'd.
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>> No. 4156
I won't pretend to know what I'm talking about, but it looks like the equivalent of a siamese baby. It has.. two sides with connector points. Two sides with shields.

But for all I know that's how they build computers in yurp, or something. Maybe MC Escher is building a sweet rig.
>> No. 4157
One side is PCI, and the other is PCI-e. It seems convenient, but it looks retarded.
>> No. 4174
I guess >>4138 goes here then? I thought that was the general thread.
>> No. 4180
How the hell does one use ghostscript?
>> No. 4181
probably through a frontend, unless you have a love of command line.


GSView looks like the most widely used one for Windows.
>> No. 4182
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>this phone will probably never be released outside of Japan
>> No. 4183
Forgot to mention that I use GSView too. Trying to do something as simple as extracting pages from pdf files is like pulling teeth though, even with the front end.
>> No. 4189
uh, convert?

>> No. 4190
Does nothing but output a single file regardless of device and despite selecting all pages. Very tedious and somewhat useless.

I know you're trying to help, but it's pretty clear I'm not gonna get anywhere unless I use vanilla Ghostscript, because GSView seems useless for anything but Postscript conversion/printing
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>only converts to a single file

what's the purpose of that I wonder? You mean conversions only do a single page, they aren't multipage viewable documents? Bizarre. And, yeah just throwing stuff against the wall and seeing if something sticks. Looks ghostscript does have a fairly robust set of command line operations. There's nothing I've run across that outright states that PDF to Postscript is unpossible.
>> No. 4198
Can anyone recommend any wired mouses that cost $30 or less?
>> No. 4206
I think I accidently installed a virus on my computer. It started as I opened the SUPER converter recently. It told me that there was an update. At the time the build I was using was the February 21 build, I think. I downloaded and installed the update.

Afterwards this strange notification came up saying this program "IMinent" and some toolbar junk I wasn't aware of hadn't installed properly. When I tried to uninstall it, this "task killer" thing came up and the any uninstall things that came with it disappeared

I went into panic, and tried to kill it with the Task Manager [which I always have open mind you] and then this strange prompt from Live Essentials [prompt] came up asking me to log in. Not only that, it also opened Firefox [which is my main browser, but I was using Opera at the time.]. I killed the browser and the prompt. Shut off the WiFi connector too [on the laptop]. Scanned the installed folders in the Program Files with MSE but it came up with jack shit. Deleted those folders impulsively, which might have been a stupid thing to do

Now I'm doing a Full Scan check, but I'm scared as shit. I'd use Malbyte but I haven't used that in a while because MSE seemed fine, but I don't want to turn on the WiFi just to update it because I'm a big fucking babby.

So here I am, on another [old] Vista lappy with MSE Full Scanning the other one. I'm so scared I sound like a noob, but I sincerly ask for whatever help I can get.
>> No. 4207
slight update, calmed down a bit. In the process of scanning with S&D. I think I caught the virus, but I'll wait until the scan is done
>> No. 4212
Okay I think I've gotten rid of it, but I'm still checking around and keeping and eye on the Task Manager

Anyway, a question: Does anybody know of more worthwhile anti-virus/anti-malware stuff other than Malware Bytes, MSE, and Search and Destroy? MSE didn't notice shit throughout the whole ordeal, which worries me
>> No. 4214
due to the fluctuating nature of viruses, you really probably have the best set up at the moment for the lowest price. If you'd like to compare:

A big problem with anti-viruses and anti-virus companies is that they have no centralized intelligence bases. That is, their virus definitions databases are generally self-constructed, and there is currently very little communication between anti-virus and security vendors, for fear that they will alert potential infection vectors that they are investigating.

Even with a frontline protection like MSE, it's possible that a new virus or two can slip through, especially if you download and install them yourself. Don't worry, happens to everyone.

If I had one wish in the security field right now, it'd be a barebones Virtualization server that functioned on something as small as a laptop. The next best thing we have right now is Sandboxie:

Sandboxie works like Google Chromes sandboxed tabs; it places programs into a private "sandbox" wherein they cannot affect the actual operating system. There are of course, ways around this, but if you are really security conscious, you can always run any questionable programs with Sandboxie to limit their access to your overall system. Careful though; sandboxie adds memory overhead that can stagger lesser machines.
>> No. 4224
How do I go about reformatting my vista PC with an OEM disk. Is it possible?
>> No. 4225
How do I go about reformatting my vista PC with an OEM disk. Is it possible?
>> No. 4226
should be possible. After booting the OEM disk, Look under advanced options when selecting the hard drive and choose to format the local drive. This will delete all info on that drive, FYI.
>> No. 4228
>> No. 4229
How do I shrink the width of my Firefox scrollbar? I reduced the windows 7 default scrollbar width to its minimum but Firefox is woefully unaffected.
>> No. 4230
fear it may not be an option. If the windows resize did nothing than Firefox has no native setting for it unless you want to try dicking around in the chrome
>> No. 4232
So now that I've whiped my drive clean should I go back to Firefox or switch to Chrome
>> No. 4233
do you regularly use more than 10 tabs? Or is your system low power and requiring something more lightweight?
>> No. 4234
I am a heavy internet user.
>> No. 4235
Also, what are some recomended programs for a fresh system?
>> No. 4237
CCleaner is the only one off the top of my head that I'd put on every system. Since program bloat can lead to system slowness, you only want to install the programs you need on a given system. An office Suite, either Microsoft, Libre or OpenOffice, is generally needed, along with a web browser.

Chrome's faster start time is less important than its' low system overhead. On small systems, or for non-power users, it makes a better choice.

Firefox has been heavily concentrating on their system overhead, and vanilla firefox has a relatively low memory footprint. The issue comes from installing too many add-ons, or from installing poorly codded add-ons.

Oh, VLC player is nice too.
>> No. 4238
Thank you for all your help.
>> No. 4239
no problem man

Most of this isn't up to quite current standards, but those standards currently exist for problems out amongst the bleeding edge and at enterprise level. We're awaiting further developments in security and in human interaction software before a lot of this advice will really revolutionize for the home user. Wish I could've done some classes or something at some of my last jobs. Maintaining security and integrity for the home user is an evolving topic, but the basics of it haven't really changed yet.
>> No. 4240
Hm. my dock alarm clock is providing power to my phone but is no longer playing audio from it.
Which is quite annoying, I liked to listen to podcasts before bed.
At least if you keep it docked for a while the phone gives up on trying to stream audio and starts using its own speakers.
>> No. 4241
see if you can take a q-tip and floss out the leads to your phone. Pocket lint can get into it and prevent decent connections. Simple audio connections are, by and large, simple; that is, mostly they only have 2 points of contact necessary to carry the electrical signal.

If it's actual wear and tear on the device then idk what to tell you; replacement of such small pieces is mostly not an option. The connectors are usually soldered onto the mainboard, and as such, replacing them is ether delicate, or requires wholesale replacement, which is only so inexpensive.
>> No. 4242
why did my firefox suddenly start opening links in new tabs rather than going to them in the same tab? It's becoming every annoying, and it just started out of the blue...
>> No. 4243
I think that's a toggleable option. You should check your settings and see if it's been toggled somehow.
>> No. 4244
Oh no, that didn't help.
I found an old iPod, and the dock plays music off of that just fine, could it be the phone that's gone out of sync?
The phone still works off of my FM transmitter, though.
And the clock is phone certified...
>> No. 4246
the music player doesn't rely on an internal volume control, does it?
>> No. 4248
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I've turned the volume up on it, I wouldn't miss something that obvious.
Like I said, this iPod will work on it, so I guess I'll have to use that for my music listening and just leave my phone charging off the computer overnight.
>> No. 4250
Sorry, thought it might've been buried in the phone subsystems. Maybe a switch or something, got flipped. Didn't mean to imply anything, just an idle thought.
>> No. 4251
I'm curious, what are the deciding factors in choosing an internal HDD
>> No. 4253

Size and read/write speed, mostly. Also manufacturer's reputation for reliability.
>> No. 4254
It's also preferable to "bottleneck" your main OS drive in terms of size, and keep it in the 80-120 Gb range. 2 reasons for this:

1) In the case of viral infection/need to reinstall, the data lost on the drive is potentially minimal.
2)Classic hard-drives (non-SSD) are one of the last physically moving parts in computer. Imagine a stack of automatic record players, and that's essentially what it's like. The data is stored by being written and read from the vinyl, as it were. Now if the record is smaller, relatively, the robotic read/write mechanism has to move less to access data. This is good on a Windows OS because the OS will constantly be using the drive, so while there is a lot of movement, each movement requires minimal effort.

I've never trusted larger drives for Windows installs. The way the NTFS file system works with the HDD physically is inefficient, which is why Windows needs to defrag. Linux' ext filesystem is more efficient, but the OS itself is a pain. Mac is unix based and actually just uses a special version of FAT, vFAT if I recall.

I mostly use Tb and larger drives for "cold storage": backups, extended file storage, sometimes game directories. Stuff I won't use constantly. Less wear and tear on the drives overall.
>> No. 4255
Actually what I should do is go to an electronics store, shove my phone into one of the dock radios they have on display and see what happens.
That'll make it clear which of the two is broken.
>> No. 4256
What is the best free file recovery software? My HP pc's hard disk has been fucking up for quite some time, basically it slows to a crawl sometimes, glitchy startups, etc. Anyway, I had about 240+ gigs full of 289 available space because I still have not had enough money to buy a new external drive.

Upon a recent start up I was logged into an ancient profile I barely remember, with a desktop background from HP, my C drive was still full but my main two folders with all my media were gone from the desktop. When I searched the C Drive they were still under users/my name/ desktop, so I moved the two folders back to my desktop. I don't know why I did this under those circumstances but I guess I figured I would just stay on the profile.

By the next start up I was back to my regular profile, with no other profiles that I can log into, and my C drive says it's now 244 gigs free.

I have tried recova so far but the problem is I don't think it recognizes a lot of media file types, remnants of what was in my folders are there, but just stuff like mp3s for example and I can't navigate to look at the video or lossless music files. I think it all still might be there but I need to try a more comprehensive software.
>> No. 4257

The FBI is tracking computers infected with a DNS Changer virus, and have been sustaining those computers connections. They're ceasing this in the summer. If your machine is infected, you will probably lose internet.
>> No. 4258
Make sure it's not still in the recycle bin or anything. If recuva is not seeing anything that looks like the complete stash, it might still be on the disc.

If that is not the case then Parted Magic (http://partedmagic.com/doku.php?id=start) is a Linux distro specifically designed for hard drive recovery.
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>> No. 4261
Okay, so I shoved my phone into a bunch of display dock speakers and none of them were able to make it play.
So that sucks.
Both are otherwise fully functional, but they just won't function together anymore.
Not sure what to do about that.
I guess I'll just keep as I'm going and then exchange to a version 5 when they invent it.
>> No. 4262
So like...
If i can't reset the BIOS on my laptop using either the boot-up utility and supposed backdoor psswords, or that jumper switch battery trick thing...what do I do with it?

Could I...get a new board and cram all the guts into a new shell?

Am I just fucked?
>> No. 4263
Yeah, if you can get the exact same board, you can swap out the stuff. But it basically has to be the exact same board, both due to specs and to how the plastic case is.

If not, you can still use a bunch of the components in other ways, just search the internet for alternative uses.
>> No. 4270
Sorry for the delayed response, I have had trouble starting up my laptop entirely as the hard disk is in 'imminent failure'. What happened was I got a temporary user profile (I'm running on one again right now) but I didn't read that if you make changes they are lost, so when I moved two giant folders from the C Drive to the desktop the next time they were gone (no recycle bin).

I'll be downloading the top link, from what you suggested here:

Just making sure that's the right one? I watched some youtube tutorials of testdisk's photorec which might work too as it seems to recognize way more media types than recova..but before parted magic or testdisk I need to get an external drive because from what I've read you can't do it on the same drive you're recovering?

Also I have not downloaded any new big files and my "free" space is the same, but do I risk overwriting something as big as over 200 gigs if I use the computer at all just for internet before attempting the recovery?
>> No. 4271
Windows temporary profile? Interesting, didn't know you could do that. Yeah, you might have completely deleted the files. The places to check would be in any guest account folders or in the system32/temp/ folder iirc, to see if they are stored there. If they're not, you may be s.o.l. Writing over deleted files on a hard drive is 1 to 1, so you shouldn't have to worry about browsing the internet on it too much, as the file usage for that is relatively minor. However, prolonged use of the hard drive will cause it to fail faster.

Some of the transferred files may still be on the original drive, and it may be possible to recover them. You will need a backup drive to recover them to, as the failing drive is untrustworthy. This should probably be a new internal harddrive, and you may be faced with getting a new copy of Windows.

Programs you'll want to look at in parted magic are: myrecovery, ScroungeNTFS, and safecopy. Try doing a search on the harddisk first for the files, and then see about recovery. And remember that Parted Magic will also be a temporary environment, so you shouldn't save things onto its' desktop.
>> No. 4280
Sometimes I wonder if I'll ever be the guy who doesn't get technology and have to have things constantly explained to me.
>> No. 4285
One of the sites I regularly go to started giving me a "The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading." error out of the blue. Leave it alone for a few hours, same thing. Cleared cache and cookies, unplugged router for several minutes, and rebooted computer. Same thing. Try Googling solutions, and don't find anything I haven't already tried. One suggestion I found was to run a trace on the site, which I did, and it was timing out at the twelfth hop. I do not know what to do with this information, but there it is. I also tried connecting to said site through one of those free proxy servers, and it connected instantly.

If anyone can tell me how I might fix this, I'd be much obliged.
>> No. 4286
Update: it looks like the problem finally resolved itself... after a total of sixteen hours. If there's some remedy that can fix things faster than that, I'd still be most appreciative to hear it.
>> No. 4296
oh god that's the expansion card equivalent of having two asses and two heads
>> No. 4297
Who's your ISP?
>> No. 4300
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>build rig in winter
>works perfectly
>it's summer now
>constantly overheating
>> No. 4310
What kind of cooler are you using, and does your case have good airflow regions in front and behind it? Lack of airflow might be killing it in a cramped hot space.
>> No. 4311
Well I've run into a bitch of a Trojan:
*Almost all my files and programs disappeared. It claims my HDD was corrupted (even though I have an SSD), so I'll buy some software that does nothing. Considering I'm using the same amount of memory in C:/, they show up while doing a security scan, and Steam still boots up it probably just hid most of the files, but I've lost access to the settings that let me show them again.
*Security settings altered so I can't delete any of the files it's using; claims I need permission from SYSTEM. There are also some additional users given permission for other files like "TrustedInstaller" (which was specifically given listing permission for Program Files, while I myself have been denied permission to modify them).
*Windows Security Essentials is able to detect certain files, but the ones I can delete are just immediately restored.
*Task manager closed the instant that it's opened
*Safe mode not accessible either their F8 or msconfig (msconfig opens but the safe mode button has become unclickable).
>> No. 4312
Pardon me, sir. Where did you acquire this hell of an STD? Because it sounds awful.
>> No. 4314
I don't know, but it launched under the name "backup.exe" without any apparent downloading. I allowed since I wasn't paying attention because I have like twenty completely harmless program that require approval every time, then all my shit went invisibile.

Despite the death grip it has on most of my computer, most of the attempts at pretending it's your own computer are hilariously fake: it spams fake copying error messages with a caution icon all on them but mousing over the task bar shows they're just a regular program with a weird name like "VoWearx". When I try to change security settings it spews some crap about "mainting consistency" with messages that have file icons on the task bar.

>> No. 4315
Oh, and the fake error message progam's actual name is "VoEEamWPYBMsxw", but it might be something that changes every time.
>> No. 4316
Well, somehow I was able to get rid of the program that was spamming the fake programs (I found out I could still show hidden files, and everything was indeed still there), the files Security Essential detected have been removed permamently, and Task Manager is back. I still can't access safe mode, though.

Also, the security thing wasn't the malware. That's just how in was in the first place.
>> No. 4317
My imagination wandered your scenario. It brought to mind an alien species that tried to create an experiment to interact with, socialize and mate with you..
but for whatever reason, does not understand why the hot blonde with double Ds, with the voice of Gilbert Godfrey, frightens off potential suitors.

I guess being able to program something that can change the code is different from being able to program something with convincing aesthetics or behavior.
>> No. 4318
Yank the power (or press the power button til the screen shuts off) in the middle of booting the computer, right when the Windows Load Screen comes up. That should force a dialog on reboot where you can select safe mode. Run MSE or Malewarebytes once there. Doesn't sound like you're free and clear of this bug.
>> No. 4320
The only options that give are to start windows normally and launch startup repair (which never works, it just gives me a loading screen that never starts). However, this is the same thing that's happened before anytime Windows failed to boot, so I'm not sure it's because of the malware.

Looking around I'm not sure whether Safe Mode has been broken because it screwed with my registry, or it's just blocking off my access to it. Most I can find say the first should be result a crash/reboot anything I try to enter safe mode, while for me any input necessary to enter safe mode is just ignored.

Trying to fix that with the Windows 7 version of Safe Boot (which is supposed to restore the registry key for Safe Mode) isn't working. I'm getting the message "Cannot import xxx: Not all data was successfully written to the registry. Some keys are open by the system or other processes."

Using run regedit shows the Safeboot key has two files (Minimal and Network) and two other things: one named (default) with data (value not set) and also a second one called AlternateShell with data cmd.exe. Is anything wrong here?
>> No. 4323
F8 after the BIOS but before the Windows loading logo isn't getting you the advanced startup options?

If this is the case you may be looking at a full reinstall. Other options include running a remote virus cleaning, but those are still a little iffy.

The main issue here is that if you can't access safe mode, then the bug is likely still in your system, just allowing you to use the system more normally. It may be worth it to load a remote AV cd onto a disc or Stick and run it with your computer hardlined to the Net. Reinstalling tends to be difficult for the average joe.
>> No. 4325
I've heard good things about USB cards loaded with Kaspersky and a linux boot thing.
it's like unleashing a relentless ninja in a syringe for computers.
>> No. 4326

easy multiboot USB creator, can load multiple AV images including Kaspersky, Avira, etc. The only caveat is the age of the machine. Older machines don't take well to USB booting, so you might just have to go the CD route. Kaspersky would be a good one to go with here.
>> No. 4327
Oh wait, what the hell. Turns out F8 still works--I just wasn't button mashing enough--but advanced boot doesn't.

Anyway, I ran the latest version of Windows Security Essentials in Safe Mode and still got nothing.
>> No. 4328
"Advanced Boot" is just the boot menu - the one that lets you select Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, Last Know Good Configuration, Etc.

It was the lack of safe mode that was really troubling. Malwarebytes will give you a more in-depth clean in safe mode if you feel like you need it, but if you're not noticing any errant programs or strange network activity, then I'd give you a tentative bill of health.

Out of curiosity, did the infection come from an installer? You said you okay'd it when the UAC dialog popped up.
>> No. 4329
It wasn't actually any of these things. A spider crawled into my videocard and died. It was pretty disgusting.
>> No. 4330
>Out of curiosity, did the infection come from an installer? You said you okay'd it when the UAC dialog popped up.

Not sure actually. I was in the middle of can't-remember-what when a program called "download.exe" was asked for approval launching.

And when I said "advanced boot" I meant the boot menu from msconfig
>> No. 4336
At least it wasn't a snake.
>> No. 4337
Oh, I also had that TDSS rootkit keeping me from finding/removing a trojan which causes those stupid google redirects, but I managed to get rid of it.

For future reference: it currently keeps TDSSkiller from running even if you rename it with a ".com" extensive and run as an admin even in safe mode. I had to use FixTDSS, but it worked perfectly as far as I can tell.

Oh and some point before that I got back the ability to go into safe mode with msconfig. No clue why.
>> No. 4338
E3 2012: John Carmack Interviewyoutube thumb
Pretty interesting stuff about virtual reality tech.
>> No. 4339
My power supply bit the dust.

Any suggestions?
>> No. 4340
Stop feeding your electronics dust.
>> No. 4343
I don't understand Apple and several other companies' push for thinner and thinner phones, MP3 players, and computers. I'm worried I'm going to drop them and accidentally destroy them.
>> No. 4344

It's more convenient, and they get so much money off of insurance policies and warranty trolling that they can't hear your screams.
>> No. 4346
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>> No. 4347
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>> No. 4350
May I ask why NoScript blocks me completely from viewing Tinyurl?
>> No. 4351
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>> No. 4354
purchase new one online. Make sure it is at least the wattage of the old one.
>> No. 4356
in what manner? TinyUrl is similar to a proxy service. If you can see the links but the pages do not load, try allowing tinyURL with noscript.
>> No. 4357
Alright, having mic issues and I can't find ANYTHING on how to fix it or what's causing it.

I'm on a laptop and it has an internal mic, but it sucks ass and I want to use a line-in mic. But when I do, and I speak into it, the audio echos constantly getting louder and higher-pitched every time.
>> No. 4358
I allowed everything. Nothing.
>> No. 4359
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See if you can disable the internal mic from this screen in the control panel. Echos are normally caused by both mics being active at the same time.

Can you access tinurl.com itself? And have you tried F5ing the blank pages, or giving them a second? Normally it will take you through a blank screen or a logo screen before it loads the page.
>> No. 4361
Does anyone know of text to speech software that is...

>good quality
>converts speech to a sound file
>runs on Windows 7 x64

Your help would be greatly appreciated!
>> No. 4362
Speech recognition software should be built into Win7. Under accessories and ease of access, there should be a speech recognition option. If that doesn't work, try one of these:


Haven't tried any of these personally, but Win S2T requires you to record it with the recorder thing, which only outputs to wav.
>> No. 4363
This is a probably a real simple fix, but I'm missing MSVCR80.dll, I guess? I tried replacing it in the system folder but no joy. Weirdly, the old one was still there with a lock on the icon, but it's gone since I moved it.
>> No. 4364
Looks like that .dll is part of the Microsoft C runtime. Copy/pasting .dlls into system32 is a quick dirty fix that is not generally recommended, even if it does work a lot of the time. It seems this issue is related to Visual Studio and the like, so I might try reinstalling that and making sure your .Net framework is up to date.

What are you trying to do, exactly? Most of the support seems to indicate this problem arises when building programs with Visual Studio: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/vcgeneral/thread/6d16ecce-f92b-4c53-a45b-40119c4566a6/
>> No. 4366
I have no idea what that is, so it's a good thing I'm not a programmer or else I'd really be screwed. I guess it came with the computer?

The only thing I can think of is that it appeared, with a bunch of other dll files, on an avast scan, but I had it let them slide since I was told these types of files are system vital.
>> No. 4367
Okay, if you know whether your system is x86 or x64, you should go to one of these two links, download the appropriate file, install it, and see if that works.



If you don't know what your system is, go to your Control Panel and click on System (remember to set your Control Panel to Large or Small icons instead of categories. The setting is in the upper right-hand part of the screen). It should say 32 bit (x86) or 64 bit (x64).

It's interesting that Avast caught a bunch of .dll files. They are system required, but some are more required than others. What did Avast say about the files, exactly? (This is just to rule out viral infection. It sounds more like the files got corrupted. Still, Avast shouldn't have caught something like that)

Sorry if any of this is old hat. I'm trying not to assume too much about your skill level.
>> No. 4368
No change, I'm afraid. I downloaded the corresponding file and the .Net update. The latter told me I was up do date but needed to repair the thing, sooo it did.
>> No. 4370
Can you screenshot the exact error message? If it repaired it then everything should be kosher.
>> No. 4371
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I was about to say no, but as it turns out mspaint still works. It's looked like this since it started, with the appropriate program of course, which is a lot of them I'd guess.

Also for reference, I used this .Net link: https://www.microsoft.com/net/
>> No. 4372
Interesting. This error is occurring for all programs that require the file then, yes?

You said the Visual C++ redistributable did nothing to fix this? Unfortunate, I thought that was the most likely to fix it. At this point I'd uninstall Paint.net, download the latest version and then reinstall it, see if that fixes the issue.
>> No. 4373
Alright, for some reason tinyurl is working just fine now. Huh

And now another shitty problem

For some reason XBox won't let me add points online without going to my other for a code.

I have to add my PC as trusted, and for that to work I need Live Essentials.

I download and install the whole piece of shit, restart the computer

Go back to my account, and I have to download Live Essentials to add my PC as trusted.

Why is my computer trying to make me stroke out, and how do I resolve this without wasting seven hundred dollars worth of electronics?
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A thought: Are you using XP?

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