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The DLL is there.  I checked.

Same version and hash, but I tried it.  Didn't work.  Thank you though!

Hello.  I have an Alienware Aurora R4.  I have had no troubles with it, I love it actually. However, this morning when I started my computer the Alienware Command Center would not run. There is an error with d3d9.dll, same error for the thermal controller when I run it alone. This software is essential to control the fans, vents and lights. I am in serious need of help.

I have tried:

Repair install


Ran the .netFX repair tool from Microsoft

Tried to update DirectX

Tried compatibility mode with Windows 7 (I am running Windows 10)

Tried running all executables in the directory as admin

Ran DISM and system file checker

Ran DXDiag

No errors were found with any of the tools I ran. I am at the end of my knowledge.  What else can I do to troubleshoot?  I cannot seem to find the dmp files to examine them, but I do have the event logs.


            C:\Program Files\Alienware\Command Center\CommandCenter.exe

Alienware Aurora R4

32gb DDR3


Windows 10 Pro 64bit with the creator's update.

Video drivers are current. I am not overclocked.


Living Room / Re: GoFundMe For A Lurker's Son
« on: March 06, 2016, 03:56 PM »
Very much so.  App and Wraith have both used DC Credits.  Thank you so much!  :-*

Living Room / Re: GoFundMe For A Lurker's Son
« on: March 04, 2016, 04:56 PM »
Thank you to everyone who has donated so far!  I never thought this would work.. :-*

Living Room / GoFundMe For A Lurker's Son
« on: March 04, 2016, 12:00 PM »
Hello. My son has been accepted to IUP, into their prestigious music program. He is one of only 8 trumpets accepted. He wishes to be a music teacher, so he can share the happiness and fulfillment he received as a student. I am proud of him, and find this a noble pursuit.

The one piece of advice he was given by the professor at his audition was to "buy a professional grade trumpet". We have purchased his previous trumpets for a few hundred dollars off of eBay, when I was working.

I had surgery in January, and have been unable to work since then.  My wife is holding two jobs to make ends meet, but there isn't a lot left over.

We have started a "GoFundMe", in the hopes of raising money to help us purchase a professional trumpet for him.  We know nothing of trumpets, but he has the advice of his teachers, the professor at IUP, and is using his knowledge of trumpets. He is not greedy, and knows the value of a dollar, and status symbols mean nothing to him.  He just wants/needs an upgraded trumpet so he can do well at college in his chosen field.

Any donation is very much appreciated.

Thank you.

Living Room / Re: 10th Anniversary - long time member check-in thread
« on: November 09, 2015, 08:04 AM »
Woot!  I can check in here!  :-* :P

Post New Requests Here / Re: Idea For A Reddit Reader
« on: July 03, 2015, 01:00 PM »
Isn't that in protest of a mod getting fired?  I am hoping it is only temporary.

Post New Requests Here / Re: Idea For A Reddit Reader
« on: July 02, 2015, 07:50 PM »
Yeah!  :Thmbsup:

Post New Requests Here / Re: Idea For A Reddit Reader
« on: July 02, 2015, 05:11 PM »
Good luck to you then! I would just about give you my minivan for this.  Reddit is the best source of information for one of the games I play.

Anyone want to take up the cause?  Maybe show me what to do with the attached file?

Post New Requests Here / Re: Idea For A Reddit Reader
« on: July 01, 2015, 02:56 AM »
  :( All my hopes and dreams, shattered.  Hopefully someone can take up the cause! Thanks for looking at it Renegade, I appreciate the time.

P.S. Will it help if I beg?  Send you photos of my cats?

Post New Requests Here / Re: Idea For A Reddit Reader
« on: June 30, 2015, 05:16 PM »
Three are plenty, but not with this interface. My feeling is that with a familiar Windows Explorer interface it will be easier to read Reddit in a new way.

There is nothing like this as far as Reddit readers go, that I have found.  This would be unique, and I think popular.

Post New Requests Here / Re: Idea For A Reddit Reader
« on: June 30, 2015, 04:17 PM »
Really?!  I am honestly excited about this.  "Reddit Explorer". Tree view in the left frame, article in the right frame, media from the post in the bottom right frame, like Windows Explorer. 

Post New Requests Here / Idea For A Reddit Reader
« on: June 29, 2015, 09:03 PM »
I am a fan of Reddit, but I am overwhelmed by it's horrible web interface. My idea: organize it in an interface similar to Windows File Explorer.  Reddit is the root, each sub-reddit is a folder in the tree, a directory, each post a file.


The program (reader) could have a preview pane, like Explorer, for media such as photos and videos.  It would also have a "Favorites" or "Shortcuts" section for subscribed Reddits. Possibly even a download function, although that may be questionable.

Simple, clean, easy to navigate, with a nighttime theme of light text on a dark background, or just follow Windows.

I would sacrifice a beer to Dionysus for this.

DC Gamer Club / Free-Metro 2033
« on: November 09, 2014, 10:13 AM »
I have a copy of Metro 2033, an extra copy to give away to the first person who wants it.  

DC Gamer Club / Your Chance To BETA Test
« on: April 22, 2014, 12:13 PM »
I am currently testing a game called "Extraction".  It is an online shooter arena game. The folks I am testing for are trying to do a load test, and need 6000 testers to log in tonight. If you would like to test, here is a the link to use:


It is not spam, and at no time will you be asked for any payment of any type whatsoever.  I have been testing this for a few weeks now. 



Damn, cool site man. One of my favorites was (the unfortunately 16-bit) Jasc ImageCommander v2.00 (from 1996) until I jumped to a 64-bit machine here at work.

In for one, still working April 2nd 7:49am EST.

I still use Jasc animated GIF maker.  I got it with Paint Shop Pro back in the day.

Living Room / Re: A three drive system - the sweet spot
« on: March 25, 2014, 07:08 AM »
I have not yet owned an SSD.  Mine is:

D: 4TB GAMES (1.3TB free)

DC Gamer Club / Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
« on: March 22, 2014, 10:09 AM »
I am down for this.  That is one of the reasons I stopped playing it daily is the punks and trolls.  Private server with friends?  Yes please.  :Thmbsup:

DC Gamer Club / Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
« on: March 20, 2014, 02:05 PM »
I play this a lot.  If I had know someone wanted a copy, I would have chipped in.  I guess I need to read more often...

Living Room / Re: We've got roughly six weeks left, folks!
« on: November 22, 2013, 05:03 PM »
as an end user, I would just like to say


 :Thmbsup: :-* :P 8)

It is about monetization.  The Legal methods are, like everything else in the US, inundated with advertising.  Pirated recordings don't have the ever present pervasive advertising.

My children know they have absolutely no expectation of privacy when it comes to the Internet, their phones, the television Etc.  I monitor them, and then counsel them. After so long  being monitored, it has actually had the effect of creating trust and respect between my children and I, as well as teaching right from wrong.  When I was a child, we didn't have the devices and access we do now, yet I still was monitored and had no privacy.  As a child it got under my skin due to the fact our maturing brains work that way, but taught me the right lessons.  As an adult I see the benefits and reasons for monitoring.

I can honestly say, after watching what they do for so long, that I monitor them now more for keeping them away from links or people that specifically prey on children.  Whether it be for monetary reasons or for other, more sick reasons.

DC Gamer Club / Coming Soon: STEAM FAMILY SHARING
« on: September 11, 2013, 01:50 PM »

Share your Steam library of games with close friends & family


Share your Steam library of games with close friends & family
Share your computer?
Now share your games too.

Steam Family Sharing allows close friends and family members to play one another's games while earning their own Steam achievements and saving their own game progress to the Steam cloud. It's all enabled by authorizing a shared computer.

My kids are going to lose their minds over this!  :Thmbsup:

WHOA!  I cannot believe in all the time I have used Startup CPL that I never noticed that little gem.  :Thmbsup: I honestly appreciate you pointing that out, VERY useful little program.  I wonder if it can detect changes under 64bit as well...

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