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  1. I still programme in classic ASP because it does what I want and I dont have to learn a new language. I will move to ASP.NET in the future but just because something is "new" doesnt always mean it is better. RJ
  2. Dont you hate it when you get to the bottom of a thread of interest only to find such a useless response, or even worse "Its fixed" with absolutely no mention of how. RJ
  3. A really cool mobile phone aye? You know what, that post reminded me of just why I want to get out of support. See below... Staff - "my computer isnt working properly" Me - "whats the problem" Staff - "I dont know but i just clicked on the button and some error message popped up and then I couldnt do anything and I tried to fix it by...blah blah blah" How is anyone supposed to offer assistance to anyone with such dumbarse requests, with such little explanation, or such plain stupidity. Why dont you wave the phone around out in an open space like on the freeway during peak hour and see if you can pick up a signal. RJ
  4. Hi guys, This problem is doing my head in. Environment is Server 2003, XP clients with all the latest patches, service packs and updates. At present I have automatic updates scheduled from the WSUS server and have specified for this to happen Monday nights weekly ONLY at 9pm with no automatic restarts. As the title suggests, the **** computers keep restarting unexpectadly during paying user sessions. The machines are withing a public library. This causes issues as sessions are timed and as you can imagine, waiting for a machine to restart as well as losing all unsaved work is proving quite frustrating! Below is a screen shot of the Automatic Updates Group Policy settings on the server. Have I missed something here? Ive checked the clients within Automatic Updates and they all say scheduled for Mondays 9PM (grey shaded) It even says in the event viewer that updates have been downloaded and are scheduled to install Monday 9PM - but the bloody things seem to restart whenever they feel like it! Please help! John
  5. Already tried the DNS redirection thing. Didnt work. The Pharos application is pretty stubborn I must admit. Deletion of the computer account (domain controller) from AD is something that Ive never had to do before, and using the guidelines I found in the article I posted does just that. And yes, It only takes as you say "a few minutes" RJ
  6. Exactly, I just couldnt be bothered typing it. Also, if youre new at this, which obviously you are, I would strongly suggest trialing this in a lab, NOT IN A LIVE ENVIRONMENT. If you screw something up withing AD, the phone will be ringing off the hook! RJ
  7. Looks like this might be my answer... http://www.petri.co.il/delete_failed_dcs_from_ad.htm RJ
  8. No you cant run a duplicate scope within DHCP on the same segment. As for the other stuff listed there, thats straight forward stuff. You serious? RJ
  9. Hi guys, We have an interesting situation within our organisation at the moment. We are running a server based application called Pharos which basically administers and manages public space computers, registrations, money handling etc. Patrons have their own membership cards that contain credit. Unfortunately you can only run one instance of this application on the same domain, and it is not supported on 2003 clustering. This then presents a problem of having a single point of failure across the network, should the main server go offline. This would result in taking 50 odd public workstations down with it. According to the pharos documentation, to prevent this and ensure there is no downtime, they suggest simply creating a 'duplicate' server with the same computer name and IP address, then restoring the Pharos database accross from a backup of the mdf file from the secondary server. Supposed example. 1. Main server running pharos goes offline, taking down all of the clients. 2. Duplicate server is plugged in on the network and brought online with a restored backup of the pharos database. 3. The clients then point to the duplicate server as a seamless intergration. NOW HERES MY PROBLEM.... When trying to create this so called DUPLICATE server as they suggest, I am prompted with the following error ... "The following error occrurred attempting to rename the computer to "(servername)" ; the account already exists." I get this error for obvious reasons, however I still get this even when I do the following... 1. Unplug the server with the same credentials 2. Flush every instance of the name from the DNS listing on all servers 3. Flush the name from within AD. 4. Restart all the domain controllers Basically Im out of ideas guys. Where else would the name exist? I really need a solution here as we intend to go live the end of this month. Any suggestions? Thanks, John
  10. The main difference for myself being a web designer was that Windows XP Home Edition did not natively support IIS. It can be done, with registry tweaks but why bother when I know it will work as intended without any issues on Pro? RJ
  11. Actually my **** cd burners not working now for some odd reason!!!! Time for a look at Linux soon me thinks! John
  12. Hi aussiecanuck46, Yeah its been pretty ordinary. There were a few other things that I forgot to mention in the original thread. I had the primary drive hanging off the connection closest to that of the mainboard and the secondary off the last connection. The IDE cable has two port available for use on it. I think I might have had that the other way round, as I have 2 drives, my original 20Gb and a newer 80Gb. Theyre definitely terminated correctly, master and slave. So what I have now is the primary hanging off the very last available connection on the cable and the secondary off the other one. Ive probably just confused everyone ...but anyway. Still doesnt really make sense as Ive been using it for 12 months. One of the power connections seems a bit loose so Im not using it. I seriously dont know what else to check. The log file looks to be ok as well. Actually I just had a look in the event viewer...and found this. The DNS proxy agent was unable to read the local list of name-resolution servers from the registry. The data is the error code. Message delivery to the remote domain 'daum.net' failed for the following reason: The remote server did not respond to a connection attempt. TCP/IP has reached the security limit imposed on the number of concurrent TCP connect attempts. Application hang. Fault bucket 126637809. Faulting application kazaalite.kpp, version, faulting module unknown, version, fault address 0x00000000. Jesus, actually now that Ive found those, Ill have to take a look on google and see whats going on... I still think somethings screwed with the mainboard. (dry circuit or something) Thanks, John
  13. Hey guys, Having some trouble with my home computer at the moment. Seems to have stabled after making a few changes recently, but unfortunately im still experiencing the odd system hang, blue screen etc. System is an ASUS P4P800SE mainboard, 3.2 Intel CPU, 1Gb ram (KingMAX), 100Gb HDD running XP Pro. Whats been happening... System blue screen a few weeks ago, tried resetting and restarting. Almost restarted, however hung at the Windows XP initialising screen, restarted again, hung at power on self test. Then wouldnt start at all. System would power up, but would not show a POST, all lights on the mainboard appeared to be active. CPU fan was spinning, everything looked ok, just had no signal. Yes signal cable was plugged in.... What I troubleshooted.... My initial thoughts were CPU but to investigate further, thought Id try a few things. I took the board back to absolute basics, keyboard, video and ram only. Same thing. So I tried different ram, again no different. After trying a few different things again such as swapping IDE cables, resetting the BIOS and swapping around the internal power outlets etc. still had no luck. Then what... I took the PC down to a local dealer here not far from where I lived and they popped in a 2.8Ghz processor and diagnosed the issue as the CPU. I was a bit dissapointed as the chip was only 12 months old. (3.0Ghz Intel) Anyway, I couldnt find the **** receipt so I opted to simply replace it with a new processor and upgrade in the process. Upon installing the processor, I went about resetting the BIOS to default settings (I had tried this with the previous CPU and again nothing) and the system powered up no problems. Stable system...? Not quite. Ive had this annoying problem for ages now and have just learnt to deal with it. When powering on the system, it hangs badly at the desktop for a good 2-3 minutes. Its just a case of having to "wait it out" until I can finally use mostly IE, (the other apps usually respond ok immediately). More troubleshooting... Adaware install and system clean up, DONE. CCleaner install and system cleanup, DONE. InoculateIT anti virus signature update and system scan ...guess what? Found 7 **** viruses. Oh well, I meant to do this earlier but got lazy!. Win32Gael Win32.BoxedAX!Worm Win32.SillyDL.DV!CABTrojan Win32.SillyDL.DV!Trojan Win32.Dyfuca.Variant!Trojan Win32.Dyfuca.Variant!Trojan Win32.SillyDL.DV!Trojan I have since cured these viruses and run additional scans which show the system as not being infected. Maybe this has fixed the issue.....? No not even close. Im now getting browser windows that hang badly, cannot close them, they close partially, IE doesnt respond, cant scroll, and also receiving these annoying reference memory cannot be read, click ok to terminate... Ive just run up hijack this. Im a first time user of this application so I would appreciate some feedback on this. Heres the log output... Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1 Scan saved at 2:24:30 PM, on 10/09/2005 Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180) Running processes: C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe C:\Program Files\Computer Associates\InoculateIT\InoRpc.exe C:\Program Files\Computer Associates\InoculateIT\InoRT.exe C:\Program Files\Computer Associates\InoculateIT\InoTask.exe C:\WINDOWS\LogWatNT.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Program Files\Computer Associates\InoculateIT\realmon.exe C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn\sqlmangr.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\dllhost.exe C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\ymsgr_tray.exe C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe C:\Documents and Settings\John *******\Desktop\HijackThis.exe R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.supraforums.com.au/forum/ O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [soundMAXPnP] C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [soundMAX] "C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe" /tray O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AGRSMMSG] AGRSMMSG.exe O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Realtime Monitor] "C:\Program Files\Computer Associates\InoculateIT\realmon.exe" O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinampAgent] C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\ypager.exe -quiet O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE O4 - Global Startup: Service Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn\sqlmangr.exe O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html O8 - Extra context menu item: &Translate English Word - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmwordtrans.html O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmbacklinks.html O8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000 O8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate Page into English - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html O9 - Extra button: Yahoo! Messenger - {E5D12C4E-7B4F-11D3-B5C9-0050045C3C96} - C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\YPager.exe O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger - {E5D12C4E-7B4F-11D3-B5C9-0050045C3C96} - C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\YPager.exe O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Chat - http://us.chat1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/cha...t/c381/chat.cab O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204 O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{8531D9E6-4A64-44CD-B6EB-E2EFF5CF0878}: NameServer = O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{8531D9E6-4A64-44CD-B6EB-E2EFF5CF0878}: NameServer = O23 - Service: InoculateIT Admin Server (InoNmSrv) - Computer Associates International, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Computer Associates\InoculateIT\InoNmSrv.exe O23 - Service: InoculateIT RPC Server (InoRPC) - Computer Associates International, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Computer Associates\InoculateIT\InoRpc.exe O23 - Service: InoculateIT Realtime Server (InoRT) - Computer Associates International, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Computer Associates\InoculateIT\InoRT.exe O23 - Service: InoculateIT Job Server (InoTask) - Computer Associates International, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Computer Associates\InoculateIT\InoTask.exe O23 - Service: Event Log Watch (LogWatch) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\LogWatNT.exe O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe O23 - Service: SoundMAX Agent Service (SoundMAX Agent Service (default)) - Analog Devices, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe Whats really annoying is that the CPU appears to be just idling along when the system hangs. 3% usage. Also the browser seems to hang moreso when using javascript "pop up" windows. Ive already tried clearing the IE temp files, history, and resetting the settings back to default. Apart from perhaps trying spybot, Im out of ideas. Thanks in advance, John

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