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‘’ 2012-10-07 10:11:42 AM  
Personal best last night. Bit the head off of eight live chickens during the play of Prodigy's FIRESTARTER from beginning to end. What songs do you listen to while biting the heads off of chickens and does anyone do it pro? I think I am pretty good and could make my hobby my job. What do you think?
‘’ 2012-10-13 07:37:58 AM  
I'm trying to find a driver for my


For Windows XP on a Dell Dimension 2400.

For fairly obvious reasons, I can't just pop in the disk...

Device manager reports "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)"

Troubleshooter can't find another driver

Any help would be appreciated
‘’ 2012-10-13 04:39:37 PM  

jasonvatch: ATAPI_DVE'DD_2X16X4X16 = dhs
‘’ 2012-10-13 05:32:05 PM  

Sniffers Row: jasonvatch: ATAPI_DVE'DD_2X16X4X16 = dhs

Thank you!

It turns out I was an idiot, and merely had a bad registry entry, but the help is still appreciated - I do have some other driver issues that site will help with.
‘’ 2012-10-15 10:04:40 PM  

jasonvatch: Sniffers Row: jasonvatch: ATAPI_DVE'DD_2X16X4X16 = dhs

Thank you!

It turns out I was an idiot, and merely had a bad registry entry, but the help is still appreciated - I do have some other driver issues that site will help with.

No problem, thank you for the month gift!
‘’ 2012-11-08 10:25:50 PM  
‘’ 2012-11-19 03:59:50 PM  
Can't Put IE 9 on a windows 8 machine, eh?
‘’ 2012-11-19 04:09:37 PM  
In a Windows 7 VM inside of Windows 8, sure.  :)  That's how all of us install old browsers for testing.
‘’ 2012-11-19 06:28:36 PM  
Good to know.
We don't support 10, and a customer bought 2 Win8 PCs.
Thank you, Mike.
‘’ 2012-11-19 06:36:54 PM  
Why wouldn't 10 work?  I don't think we had to change anything -- but we try to keep HTML validators as happy as possible, which helps.
‘’ 2012-11-20 08:22:19 AM  
OH, I support a SaaS and we haven't tested 10 yet, so we don't ahve a checklist for it.
I suppose I could try the IE 9 checkklist.
‘’ 2012-11-28 02:56:26 PM  
Hey Mike and the rest of the geeks, lady Paryb's laptop won't load google in any browser. I didn't realize that she really couldn't load it until a couple weeks ago, but it's been like that for a couple of months. It stopped loading, and for some reason she downloaded chrome, which doesn't seem to work at all. I updated both FF and IE, and it really doesn't work. I ran a malware program, I forget which one, it didn't work either. Any ideas?
‘’ 2012-11-29 03:44:27 AM  
Run a different program?

Can you do a "nslookup" on the command line? What IP(s) do you get?
One possible reason could be that there was (or is) some malware that has screwed with your DNS settings or the hosts file to redirect requests meant for Google.
Have you had a look at the hosts file? (hosts file location)
‘’ 2012-11-29 11:00:52 PM  
Seconded on the hosts file.  Frequent target of malware.
‘’ 2012-12-02 10:57:47 PM  
Third hosts file
‘’ 2012-12-03 01:01:00 PM  
Thanks for the tips folks. I'll try it out when I get home.
‘’ 2012-12-04 07:18:44 PM  
hosts file was fine, double checked and pasted the standard text in didn't help...I'm running malwarebytes is that an effective program?
‘’ 2012-12-04 07:36:25 PM  
It's one of the better ones.
‘’ 2012-12-04 07:37:41 PM  
Did you try the "nslookup" or maybe a "ping"?

Should that look alright, another idea - since your problem seems to affect all browsers - would be to look for a (system) proxy that shouldn't be there.
‘’ 2012-12-04 07:45:31 PM  
ok my hosts file is fine. Still no dice, when I ping it I sent 4 received 1.
timed out the first 3 times.
‘’ 2012-12-04 07:49:03 PM  
ok, second time around it was all fail with ping...same with nslookup. Ptttt.
‘’ 2012-12-04 07:51:01 PM  
To what IP address was resolved?
‘’ 2012-12-04 07:56:09 PM  
it says can't find server name for address non-existent domain
non-authoritative answer:

Not terribly sure what all that means.
‘’ 2012-12-04 08:05:46 PM  
What does "ipconfig /all" say?

/ is not and the first line with the local 192.168 address sounds wrong (just don't know right now what should be there)
‘’ 2012-12-04 08:14:50 PM  
sorry took a second to get the ol wordpad going. here it is:

C:\Documents and Settings\Valued Customer>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : VALUED-3257E96B
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Cont
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-15-C5-14-F6-52

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-CE-5B-E2-E5
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, December 04, 2012 5:40:25 P
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, December 05, 2012 5:40:25

C:\Documents and Settings\Valued Customer>
‘’ 2012-12-04 08:48:32 PM  
That looks sane.
Sane as in: it seems to use your router and (which looks legit) as DNS servers.

I've no idea how you can screw with or override DNS under Windows besides the hosts file (are you sure you got the right file? Maybe try renaming it to "" or something. I vaguely remember stories about a Windows 7 feature designed to protect against host file manipulations..something about Windows 7 sometimes ignoring the file and that you had to rename the old and create a new one for the changes to be active. Sorry to be so vague. But I'm pretty sure that renaming the old hosts files and creating a new was the way to go instead of altering it with a text editor).
Or maybe you can override things via registry entries or something.

But what I can say for sure just from googleing "": it's definitely a malware issue.

The first thing I usually do when I've to deal with an infected computes is to burn a bootable anti-virus CD so that I can scan for viruses without having to boot the system of the infected computer.

Problem with those boot CDs is that the virus definitions on most of them aren't up-to-date and updating them can be a biatch if you have to configure a wireless network under that rescue system.
There are a couple of anti-virus companies who update their boot CD images daily to include updated definitions, but I always forget what companies do so.
From a quick search, it seems like Avira is one:
The Avira AntiVir Rescue System is updated several times a day so that the most recent security updates are always available.
Download links for the image:
‘’ 2012-12-04 09:00:09 PM  
Oh, I just followed the "Back to the Download Overview Page" on that Avira page and had a glance at what other things they offer for download.

This one might be relevant to your interests, too:

Avira DNS Repair-Tool
Free Avira-Tool which repairs your Windows-System from possible damages that the "DNS-Changer" malware may have caused.
Download link: e pairEN.exe
(sorry, Fark doesn't allow the linking of EXEs; this way you will have to remove some spaces from the URL which the Fark filter will insert)
‘’ 2012-12-04 09:05:51 PM  
Hey thanks! As soon as the other computer loads up I'll try that.
‘’ 2012-12-04 09:47:26 PM  
It's possible your router got its DNS settings changed (some malware is capable of logging into routers if the default passwords were never changed) so you may want to check that.
‘’ 2012-12-04 10:05:13 PM  
It's just the one computer that is acting like I know it's on hers. My laptop, the kids desktop, and the notebook are all fine.
‘’ 2012-12-04 11:44:35 PM  
Avira link didn't work...thanks anyway for the advice guys, she just can't use google, until I figure something out, but since she only uses it for facebook and pintrest, I guess it's fine. Thing is 6 years old anyway, and the battery doesn't work, it's time for her to get a new one.
‘’ 2012-12-04 11:45:25 PM  
let me rephrase, avira link worked, but wasn't effective.
‘’ 2012-12-05 12:01:18 AM  
The DNS fix thing or scanning for viruses from the rescue CD?
‘’ 2012-12-05 11:42:42 AM  
The DNS fix thing. I just reread the thing about the boot CD I misread it last night. I might try that. Heh, now she can only load IE, FF won't even open now. I think it's time she buys herself a new computer.
‘’ 2012-12-05 12:04:39 PM  
Yeah, that DNS fix thing sounds like something for afterwards and probably only for a specific piece of malware.
‘’ 2012-12-06 03:22:43 PM  
My oldest caught a nasty Google re-director on his PC a while back. For the life of me, I don't recall which one/what it's name was but it, sometimes, behaved liek you're talking about Paryb. There was also a virus blocking updates to MSE, Windows Update, and generally any update for security software.

I ended up throwing MalwareBytes, SpyBot S&D, Kapersky's Rescue disk (for the AV scan), TDSSKiller, and MSE scans at it. There were a couple of others in there, too, but I don't remember what they were.

It was a fun weekend, to be sure. But the system has been clean since then.
‘’ 2012-12-07 01:48:18 PM  
Thanks Current Resident I might try to go fullretard on it, depends on what she decides.
‘’ 2012-12-12 06:34:16 PM  
How in the fark did I find this?

And how do I get back here. . . .
‘’ 2012-12-15 06:21:25 PM  

Peki: How in the fark did I find this?

And how do I get back here. . . .

clicking the underlined link pictured below will get you here. 

/or did i miss a joke?
‘’ 2012-12-27 10:48:53 PM  

Mike: I found plugging my laptop into my HDTV gave pretty fuzzy text too, and looking at the screen a little more closely showed why: the LCD's pixels were kinda triangular instead of rectangular. Very weird, but probably a good way of keeping costs down and/or making downscaling to 720p look better, or both...

You could try running it in 1280x720 instead of 1920x1080 and see what that does. Most other resolutions aren't 16:9 aspect.

It's because of the refresh rate between a TV and computer screen are different. Your laptop is designed for the computer refresh rate so it looks funny on a TV screen.
‘’ 2013-01-12 04:40:43 PM  
Very sad about the Reddit guy. He was a real smart guy.
‘’ 2013-01-22 07:24:07 PM  
ZAZ [TotalFark]
‘’ 2013-02-04 06:12:56 PM  
Is there a setting that will cause an Apple developer to be tortured to death every time MacOS plays the beep/click/bonk/pop alert sound through my headphones when I am listening to something in iTunes? Failing that, can I direct the sound to the builtin speaker even when I have headphones plugged in? I don't see any way to do that. I'd rather not turn it off entirely. Often I am not listening to music or podcasts.
‘’ 2013-02-19 02:06:30 AM  
You should make an app for that.
‘’ 2013-03-02 09:15:01 PM  
Anyone have a legal method of obtaining Windows 7 Home Premium? Got a laptop that needs a refresh and I've got a valid key.

‘’ 2013-03-05 10:07:17 PM
‘’ 2013-03-05 10:23:32 PM  
‘’ 2013-03-05 10:29:42 PM  
and that was after trying to blow it out with an air compressor
‘’ 2013-03-13 03:12:53 PM  
My girlfriend used to light scented candles in front of her desktop. The entire inside of the poor thing looked like that.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
‘’ 2013-04-26 04:37:02 PM  
I just received a marketing email and/or spam with the phrase "certified ethical hacker."
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