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  1. I have 4 devices (3 bluetooth and 1 IR) that work perfectly in Linux/Android but either won't show at all or work horribly in Windows, and all devices say they work in Windows (they have windows specific keys). I have a cheap IR (or is it RF?) touchpad/keyboard combo that will work for about 10 minutes in Windows then will repeat the last pressed key multiple times, and the mouse will become choppy. I have a full-sized keyboard with an integrated trackpad that has 2 bluetooth radios and it drops out almost instantly after it connects to Windows, key presses lag by as much as 60 seconds and the trackpad lags horribly, but it works perfectly in Android, in fact I'm using it to type up this post. I just purchased another trackpad/mini keyboard combo (that was recommended by Lew from Unbox Therapy, IS11-BT05) and the freaking bluetooth adapter in Windows (which is integrated into my brand new Intel Skylake motherboard) doesn't detect it at all, yet it finds my roommates Roku 2 and my Nexus 6. I enabled search mode on the keyboard and enabled it on my Google Pixel C and it literally shows up in about a second and paired about 2 seconds after that with no password. The final device is actually the Dolphin Bar so I can use Wiimotes with the Dolphin (Wii) emulator, but that may be a problem with the knock-off remotes. To make it even more odd, I have been using wireless Logitech mice for about a decade and never had any issues, but then again those are most likely RF. There's no reason why these devices shouldn't work perfectly in Windows. I've also tried a USB bluetooth adapter and it isn't any better. Why is the Windows bluetooth stack such garbage? This one reason why I switched to Linux years ago and pretty much everything I own runs Linux, except for my Gaming/HTPC PC (the one I'm talking about in this post).
  2. Thanks for the info Cluberti, I'll look into setting static routes then! Edit: I looked up how to do it and the process is simple but the idea behind it is confusing me. Using this page as a reference, should I define a route from the internal domain (10.66.160.xxx) to the external network (10.1.10.xxx) or vice versa? I'm trying to understand how this works since I'm a novice when it comes to routing and I have no idea how the routing tables for our network are setup since there are multiple domains and they span the entire USA. The only things I would like outside access for are web browsing and SSH (to my home computer) I need internal access for internal websites, remote desktop connections and SMB shares.
  3. My bad , I should have said "reset" TCP/IP: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;299357 jaclaz Thanks for the info, a TCP/IP stack reset seemed to fix the problem. I'm surprised that I never had to use that before, you learn something new every day The only problem now is that name resolution within the domain seems to be a little slow, but hell it's better than having to keep switching interfaces! Edit: I didn't really work actually, some pages were unblocked while others were still blocked :-/ As soon as I disabled the inside line, everything was accessible so it seems that it's still getting confused. @Allen2 thanks for the concern but keep ethical issues out of here considering it doesn't help answer the problem at all and just clogs up the thread. Also I can use the "outside line" whenever I would like, I just have to walk into our MDF and connect it. This solution just saves me a few minutes of time whenever I need to access something outside of our network.
  4. @uid0 A VM wouldn't be ideal, it would just be easier to stick with my current solution of disabling one interface when I need access to the other. @jaclaz I could try that. How would I go about removing and reinstalling the TCP/IP stack, in the 15 years of using Windows I've never once done that. That tool may be useful also but probably not considering the that IPs are different subnets depending on the which interface it is. @Tripredacus Even though I've met him and talk to him occasionally, I'm pretty sure he wouldn't be too fond of this, neither would my boss. So a static IP is out of the question, I don't understand how this would help with DN resolution though. Are you confusing DHCP (serves out IP address) with DNS (correlates domain names to IP addresses)? I actually just installed Arch Linux on one of the boxes here in my office (since I'm a Linux guy first and foremost, and my boss said that I could do it) and I know it would be easier to do in Linux but I've hit a roadblock since my domain admin account doesn't have the privileges to add computers to domains so I'm waiting on seeing if I can do that :-/
  5. I'm the IT guy at my job and I have dual NICs in my Dell 755. One NIC is connected to my company's corporate domain and is used to access internal sites and the file server (10.160.xx.xx subnet) and the other NIC is used to connect to the corporate network but bypasses the firewall/filtering software (10.1.xx.xx subnet). I'm using a program called ForceBindIP so that I can make specific programs use specific interfaces. The problem that I'm having is that when both interfaces are enabled Windows seems to get confused as to which DNS to use for which interface. Everything worked fine for a day or so until my co-worker disconnected one of my lines because other people in the office needed it, when I reconnected my line this problem started happening. If both interfaces are enabled and have the correct IP addresses, web browsing on both browsers linked to their respective interfaces doesn't work because it says that it can't resolve domain names to IP addresses, yet if you use IP addresses everything works fine. As soon as one interface is disabled, everything works fine once again. The NICs are assigned the proper DNS addresses (domain NIC uses the doman's DNS server, the outside NIC uses Comcast's DNS). I've tried reboots and ipconfig release and renew and it doesn't seem to fix the problem. Any other ideas?
  6. I'm on a computer running Windows XP with PowerShell installed and I would like to be able to grab the IP address from the output of ipconfig, then place it into a variable that will be used as an argument when executing a program. I use Linux on my home computers, so I would know how to do it with shell scripting, but PowerShell is completely different (it reminds me of Java). I've gotten as far as storing the output of ipconfig in a variable but I don't know how to "grep" it out of all the ouput since I'm not good with RegEx and then store that string into a variable which will be called upon later. C:\Documents and Settings\bran>ipconfig Windows IP Configuration Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain.net IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.6.16.2 Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.6.16.1 Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.42.24 Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.42.129 The IP address that I would like to be able to grab is that of Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2, the first three octets are always the same (192.168.42) it is only the last octet that changes. So in short I would like something along the lines of this: $ip=ipconfig echo $ip [grab IP address and store it in a variable] forcebindip $ipaddress c:\program.exe or for those of you that understand shell scripting ipconfig | grep "192.168.42"| head -n1| cut -c 30 > $ip forcebindip $ip c:\program.exe
  7. I actually forgot to install SP1, thanks for the reminder. I'll let you know if it still exists after.
  8. First off I do realize that this topic is over a year old but I just wanted to follow up and say that my problem still stands and it isn't related to hardware. It is a problem with Windows 7. I just did a complete overhaul on my system and switched the processor from an AMD Athlon x2 6400 to an Intel Core i7 950, switched the ram from 2GB of DDR2 to 8GB of DDR3, switched the motherboard from a Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-UD4H to an MSI Big Bang Xpower, and upgraded to power supply from a 400 watt Enermax Liberty to a 750 watt Silverstone. I also did a clean install of Windows 7 Home Pro 64 bit. Granted I didn't change the videocard this time but previously when I was testing this initially I did test this out using both my onboard ATI chip and my add-in nVidia 8600 GTS. My friend also recently built a brand new computer with a Sandybridge based Core i7 and he said he had the same problem (before I ever mentioned it to him).
  9. I disabled indexing on all my drives and ran the chkdsk as you suggested and still got the same results. Here's the files from the second standby trace. Edit: Here's a third trace after I downloaded the latest drivers and upgraded the BIOS to the latest version and it still happens, this is why I consider this a problem with the OS and a not driver/BIOS problem. This trace is way smaller than the other two for some reason, after I upgraded the BIOS it said it was restoring to the newest BIOS (which I verified was the the version I just upgraded to) and rebooted. I booted into windows and it immediately crashed on me and rebooted itself. Once I logged back in I checked the traces and there were two ETL files (im assuming it started to create one, crashed, then created another one), both were WAY smaller then the previous two by about 53-54 mb. I'll create another one if they aren't useful.
  10. The suspend state is S3, heres everything that the trace gave me. I compressed it as a zip since im in linux and dont have RAR support installed. Trace.zip
  11. Thanks for the info, I did a standy by-resume trace but all that stuff doesn't mean anything to me. What should I do with it?
  12. First off Ive been having this problem ever since the beta's were leaked last year and I thought that it might be a bug so I never really pursued it that much up until I tried RC1 and it was still there, I couldn't find an answer for it so just brushed it off since I use linux most of the time anyway. I finally bought a copy of home pro for $30 and was surprised to find that the bug was still there. Here's the symptoms: When the computer either hibernates or suspends to ram, it will power up fine but there will be no display on the monitor (its still in "sleep" mode) and the power and reset buttons are completely unresponsive, I have to use the rocker switch on the PSU to power down the computer. When the computer is sleeping with the hard disks spun down and the monitor turned off but the system is still powered up (not suspended to ram, ex. fans are still runnning), when waking it up it will turn the display back on and I can see my desktop, the cursor will move but everything else in the GUI is completely frozen. About 5% or so of the time it wakes up instantly and everything works fine, the rest of the time it takes between 30 seconds to about 10 minutes to become responsive again, usually leaning towards the 5-10 minute side. I know its not a video card problem since I have a PCI-E Nvidia 8600 GTS and an onboard ATI card and it happens with both of them, so it must be a problem with the motherboard. When I was researching this before I remember seeing that someone else had this problem and there was a suggestion to update the BIOS, I did so but it didn't seem to fix anything. Here's my system specs, my c:\ drive is on my 150gb WD raptor Computer: Computer Type ACPI x86-based PC Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium OS Service Pack - Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385 DirectX DirectX 10.1 Computer Name RA User Name Bran Logon Domain Ra Date / Time 2010-01-05 / 20:26 Motherboard: CPU Type DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2 Black Edition, 3215 MHz (16 x 201) 6400+ Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-UD4H (2 PCI, 3 PCI-E x1, 2 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, Video, Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394) Motherboard Chipset AMD 790GX, AMD Hammer System Memory 2048 MB (DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM) DIMM1: Corsair XMS2 CM2X1024-6400 1 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-18 @ 400 MHz) (4-4-4-13 @ 270 MHz) DIMM2: Corsair XMS2 CM2X1024-6400 1 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-18 @ 400 MHz) (4-4-4-13 @ 270 MHz) BIOS Type Award Modular (05/18/09) Display: Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS (256 MB) Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS (256 MB) 3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS Monitor Dell 2005FPW (Analog) [20" LCD] (T61304AR1W6L) Multimedia: Audio Adapter Realtek ALC889A @ ATI SB750 - High Definition Audio Controller Storage: IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller Disk Drive OCZ-VERTEX ATA Device (29 GB, IDE) Disk Drive SanDisk U3 Cruzer Micro USB Device (3 GB, USB) Disk Drive WDC WD10EADS-00M2B0 ATA Device (931 GB, IDE) Disk Drive WDC WD1500ADFD-00NLR5 ATA Device (150 GB, 10000 RPM, SATA) Disk Drive WDC WD5000AAJS-22YFA0 ATA Device (465 GB, IDE) Optical Drive TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B ATA Device (DVD+R9:16x, DVD-R9:12x, DVD+RW:20x/8x, DVD-RW:20x/6x, DVD-RAM:12x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:48x/32x/48x DVD+RW/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM) Optical Drive TSSTcorp DVD-ROM SH-D163B ATA Device (16x/48x DVD-ROM) SMART Hard Disks Status OK Partitions: C: (NTFS) 61439 MB (50326 MB free) F: (NTFS) 931.5 GB (341.4 GB free) G: (NTFS) 465.8 GB (223.7 GB free) Total Size 1457.3 GB (614.2 GB free) Input: Keyboard HID Keyboard Device Mouse HID-compliant mouse Mouse HID-compliant mouse Network: Primary IP Address 192.168.1.101 Primary MAC Address 00-24-1D-16-24-B6 Network Adapter Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20) (192.168.1.101) Peripherals: USB1 Controller ATI SB750 - OHCI USB Controller USB2 Controller ATI SB750 - EHCI USB 2.0 Controller USB Device Generic USB Hub USB Device USB Composite Device USB Device USB Input Device USB Device USB Mass Storage Device DMI: DMI BIOS Vendor Award Software International, Inc. DMI BIOS Version F3a DMI System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. DMI System Product GA-MA790GP-UD4H DMI System UUID 30303234-31443136-32344236-FFFFFFFF DMI Motherboard Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. DMI Motherboard Product GA-MA790GP-UD4H DMI Chassis Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. DMI Chassis Type Desktop Case DMI Total / Free Memory Sockets 4 / 2 This right here is the reason why I've never really liked Microsoft products, you pay massive amounts of money for one of their products (yes I know I only spent $30 for it, but if i spent $400 for ultimate and this happened I'd be HIGHLY aggravated) and it doesn't work correctly. Some of you may argue that Linux doesn't work correctly either, but then again I didn't pay a dime for it so I didn't lose anything except maybe time.
  13. edit: must have just been a fluke. I uninstalled the driver using device manager and then hit scan for hardware changes and it installed it and bam! i have i a network connection again. I put it to sleep manually 2x and woke it back up and everything worked, i shut it down and started it back up and it still works. I dont know why I didnt think of this in the first place.... thanks for the help
  14. I grabbed an early copy of the release client and at the same time also installed my new motherboard and everything worked fine for about a day. The internet worked at first then I went to sleep and the computer went into sleep mode when I tried to use it later I couldnt connect to the interent no matter what I tried. I know its a problem with windows 7 and not my router/cable modem since the internet works fine in XP and in linux. I've even tried to set a static IP and that still didnt work. This really sucks considering Ive been using windows 7 in place of xp since january and after being used to it for 5 months I suddenly cant use it anymore since the interent doesnt work
  15. I managed to register it, I needed the 2008 Runtimes, thanks. But sadly after all of this it doesnt work and the laugh track is still there to annoy me.
  16. i planned on using it in media player classic, I attempted to follow these instructions but it fails at the regsvr step... To install, follow these steps: * Copy the LaughTrackAssassinator.dll file into your C:\Windows\System32 folder. * Open a command prompt window (Start->Run->“cmd”). * Type “regsvr32 LaughTrackAssassinator.dll” and press enter in the command box. * The Laugh Track Assassinator is now registered with DirectShow. Now that the filter is registered, most any DirectShow based media player should be able to use the filter on any media. We tested the filter with Media Player Classic, a free media player that can be downloaded here. Here are the steps to get it to work: * Open Media Player Classic. * Go to View->Options->External Filters. * Select “Add filter...”. * Select the Laugh Track Assassinator from the list of available filters. * Select the newly added filter, and select the “Prefer” radio button. You can now view any media that has audio and it will automatically run the Laugh Track Assassinator. In order to get video back in sync with the audio, you can set the audio delay to 500ms in Media Player Classic by using the + and – keys on the numpad of your keyboard.
  17. Im trying to slipstream all of the hotfixes that came out after SP3 but one (or many?) hotfix(es) seems to make the GUI portion of the xp install go into an infinite loop. Windows will reboot to get out of the text based portion and once it gets to the GUI portion it immediately reboots and I cant seem to figure out whats causing it. these are the hotfixes I'm trying to slipstream: KB967715 KB960225 KB958690 KB958687 KB958644 KB957097 KB956841 KB956803 KB956802 KB955839 KB955069 KB954600 KB954459 KB952954 KB952287 KB952069-v2 KB951978 KB951748 KB951698 KB951376-v2 KB951066 KB950974 KB950762 KB950760 KB946648 KB938464-v2 KB923789 KB898461 KB958215
  18. it made no mention of it in the installation instructions so i figured i didnt need it.
  19. XP Pro SP3 x86 yes im admin directx 9.0c no SDK (why would i need it in the first place?)
  20. there isnt a "halt on" option in the HP thats the problem, whats weird is that i was messing around with it last night and the hp seemed to boot up fine even when I had it switched to the dell, i guess it was just a fluke that it bugged out on me. thanks for the help though.
  21. I just bought a Trendnet TK-209K to use between my fathers two computers, a dell XPS Gen 4 (his main pc) and an HP Pavillion a6200n (the backup). Since his dell is getting slightly old and tend to crap out at times and not work, he went out and bought the HP but found it to be a PITA everytime he wanted to switch between the two. The KVM just came in today and everything is hooked up fine but the problem is that the HP halts the boot process because it doesnt find the keyboard and mouse, this could easily be remedied by the "Halt On ...." option in most BIOSes but this option doesnt seem to exist in the Pavillions BIOS. I had it working once (and of course I dont remember how I did it) but now only the Dell will work and the HP screams at me. Anyone have a solution for me?
  22. I found The Laugh Track Assassinator on a whim searching for if it was possible to remove the laugh tracks from videos since theyre really annoying. Everytime I try to load it using regsvr32 laughtrackassassian.dll I get this error message: Loadlibrary("LaughTrackAssassinator")failed - This application failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application might fix the problem. Does someone know how to fix this, I'd love to get this working.
  23. the BEFSR41 apparently had the same IP address as the WRT150N but i dont see how that could have worked correctly. Either way the BEFSR41 is dead, its been crapping out every few days since i bought it off of ebay and it was getting really bad.... so i beat the crap out of it with a hammer im going to buy a switch and make it simple, thanks for your help everyone.
  24. hopefully everyone can understand this, if not ill remake it using the computer. i just remembered there's an "uplink" port on the BEFSR41 but i forget what its used for.
  25. I have 2 linksys routers on my home network. The BEFSR41 is setup as a switch for my computer and my xbox360 (which has weird issues which ill get to later) and is linked to WRT150N (which is hacked with DD-WRT) via one of the switch ports. The WRT150N has my dads computer and my original xbox connected to it, along with the BEFSR41, all of which is then linked to the cable modem (also linksys). My problem is that when i have the BEFSR41 connected to WRT150N, I have no idea how to access the config pages of the BEFSR41, since there isnt any ip address for it listed in the WRT150N, yet i have no connection problems. the problem with the xbox360 is that when i set it up to receive an ip address, the WRT150N shows that it has an ip address but the connection test on the 360 fails and says that it couldnt receive an ip address. but if i set the ip address on the 360 manually the connection test works but it says that i have a moderate NAT and to enable UPnP (which is enabled anyway) or some stuff wont work, the 360 also doesnt show up in the routers dhcp list. also if i wanted to how would i go about setting up static ip addresses in windows for all of the devices?


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