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27-Nov-2009, 11:18 AM #1
People near me cannot work?
My laptop runs on windows vista.
Its a gateway.
Well for a couple of months its been expieriencing problems, the screen randomly goes blue with little white marks moving and then it goes off.
well yestarday i got on the internet and it wasnt doing anything so i restarted it, then it said PEOPLE NEAR ME CANNOT START, A SYSTEM CALL THAT SHOULDNT FAIL HAS FAILED, and it also says on the bar at the bottom that a system that lets users on cannot work or something like that and something about an administrator.
Now it says that every time i turn it on, and it wont connect to the internet, and help and support cannot open.
please help
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27-Nov-2009, 11:47 AM #2
That's definitely some kind of virus. Computers don't sense people around you. It's a hacker messing with your head and your computer.
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27-Nov-2009, 12:23 PM #3
Well when i click start and type people near me there is a program that is called that and it says its not able to open, but the caption when i move the mouse over it says that it helps with getting on a network or something like that.
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27-Nov-2009, 12:34 PM #4
Actually I just learned this but People Near Me is a P2P networking application that is part of Vista and Windows 7. Had to look around ten minutes on my Windows 7 PC to find it.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb726969.aspx

Now I have something new to learn...
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27-Nov-2009, 01:03 PM #5
More... If you open Control Panel and type "people" in the search box a link appears for "Change People Near Me settings". Clicking that link opens a settings window and under Options there is a checkbox for "Sign me in automatically when Windows starts". It is not checked by default.
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27-Nov-2009, 02:06 PM #6
That didnt work, and now its saying that winsdows firewall is turned off so what do i do now?
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27-Nov-2009, 02:14 PM #7
Sorry, I wasn't suggesting doing anything, just describing how it works. But I would uncheck sign me in if it wasn't checked before. I don't know what it would have to do with the windows firewall.
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