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Hello, a few days ago my computer was being really slow so I decided to restart it, after doing so I could no longer open internet explorer. When I tried to open 'my computer' all the shortcuts on my desktop disappeared for a second and I could only see my …
by anty in Microsoft Windows ()
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A quick recap on a Dell Inspiron I bought in December 2014. So far I have had a video problem that was caused by the Dell Tech installing a bad driver while trying to fix a bad USB 3 port problem. I had to send the unit back to Dell …
by Reverend Jim 1,149 in Hardware and Software ()
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HI, We used to have a Win 7 Pro pc running as a file server in our small office - 4 or 5 client PC's attached, all running Windows variants. This was fine, but after 5 years I decided to replace the file server before problems started developing. This is …
by toomutch 8 in Networking ()
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Hi Friends, automated script for ssh trust setup?
by Prithiviraj_1 in Linux and Unix ()
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Hi there, I am having trouble with hp deskjet 3550 printer..the ink is full..but the problem when i print something it starts printing but when it's finish print an empty paper comes out...nothing on the paper...i tried several times but no success yet...so whats the best method to solve this …
by soton1986 in Hardware ()
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I am going to sell my old Mac Mini and i need to erase all the data stored on the drive. I heard that a factory reset is not secure enough. The data recovery software can still access the data on the drive. Is worth to a buy third-party app …
by holye459 in Mac OS X ()
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Here's a question for you: I often use remote desktop to connect to my office pc. Often times, I'm writing a document on the office pc and I need to include a screenshot of an application etc. Over RDP, how do I make the office pc take a screen shot …
by winbatch 7 in Microsoft Windows ()
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hi, yesterday the modem on my other computer could not be detected and I can't get on the inernet using it. I have a dial up modem 56k and I could get on the net fine for a long time, but something happened to my network connection and it isn't …
by the b in Microsoft Windows ()
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Hey fellas. I've been using Windows as my main OS since I sat on an PC with win 95. Now I think is time to finally change to Linux! The main reason I didn't change sooner was because the .NET dev env, but now there's Mono. So, I really would …
by AleMonteiro 238 in Linux and Unix ()
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Hi Guys, Can you please share your views on how you would solve the adblocking problem for publishers? The pros and cons of each solution you might offer. Thank you very much! Really appreciate your time. I am involved in the technology side of solutions to help publishers with loss …
by MrX123 in Hardware and Software ()
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HI guys, What is the best textbook for CCNA security preparation?
by twhentea in Networking ()
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One night I turned off my computer. The next day it wouldnt turn on. The power light comes on and blinks rapidly, now I cant get it to turn off or on. There is no boot up, no nothing. I real new to messing with computers so Ive been hesitant …
by trevalen02 in Hardware ()
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Dear Experts I am using windows 7 32bit. I have created database named "accounts" and 2 tables in it through pgAdmin III. The database is working well but I am unable to found it physical location on hard disk. On what path should I find it? Thanks
by tqmd1 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Hi All, The problem I have is that the port on my laptop NIC is meant to have gigabit capability, but I am only connecting at 100.0Mbps and I don't know where the bottleneck is. My Cat 5 ethernet cable connects my laptop to the RJ45 wall socket. The cable …
by toomutch 8 in Networking ()
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Recently I Bought Asus Motherboard (model P5RD1-VM).I Put This Motherboard And Connected It With All Parts.when I Started The Pc Everything Went Well. I Have Installed All The Necessary Softwares And After The Pc Runs For About Two Hours I Turned It Off. The Problem Now Is When I Pluuged …
by ELIGEBRE in Hardware ()
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Hello reader! I've been working in a laptop with 6GB RAM, i5, 500GB HD and I can't take it anymore! What I mostly use : Office Package (word, excel, powerpoint) Visual Studio Eclipse SQL Server / Analisys Services / Management Studio Adobe Package: PhotoShop and Illustrator (some flash) VMWare/VirtualBox (customers …
by AleMonteiro 238 in Hardware ()
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A Win7 Pro workstation was joined to a domain and the admins installed some Global Policies that block local administration. It can no longer connect to the PDC and we want to disjoin the workstation from the domain. Will the Global Policies from the PDC survive or not? There are …
by wyeknott 8 in Microsoft Windows ()
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I was stumbling trough the inter net the other day when I came across a company offering Free (3 systems or less) software to help find your Laptop, Tablet, phone, etc. should it be misplaced or stolen. Not a unique idea I know but they had some interesting features besides …
by rch1231 155 in Information Security ()
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Hellow : I hope u will be all Wright ; My qoustion is "when,I install any window in any system from booted usb .The working of system is so slow And as same steps,when , I install window from CD system working not perfect but avg" The Steps is : …
by saad_5 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Hi folks. Some urgent help needed. I'm using an Acer V193W monitor out of a Nvidia GFX 960 card. DVI output to VGA input via a converter. I've used this configuration before and it used to work perfectly. Correct 1440x900 resolution. Since then I've only changed the cable and converter …
by Ali_46 in Hardware ()
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Hi, I was hoping someone can help; I want to animate a scribble effect using CSS & SVG. I have an SVG graphic but it appears limited as to what CSS animation can do, that wouldn't otherwise require me to manually cut the SVG graphic into pieces and do a …
by Siberian 1 in Hardware ()
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Ok so I have a Toshiba A105 s4284 that I just bought from a friend that bought it in january and it was working fine until just recently, all of a sudden the screen just goes completly black when I'm in the middle of something, I mean the computer doesn't …
by tha503girl in Microsoft Windows ()
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When we install a Application Software in Windows 7/8, it installs automatically in C: Drive. More presicely in, C: Drive > Program Files > Application. Say for example Opera Browser. The main Files of Opera Browser get installed in, C: Drive > Program Files > Opera. Also the supplementary files …
by mu2 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Hello-- I am not sure if I am asking this in the right place or it can be answered. I have tried to search the Internet and can not find an answer. I have a few small short stories that are in *.mp3 format, but I would like to be …
by AQWst -2 in Cloud-based Applications ()
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so has anyone tried using orfox....? how has it been working for you?
by nudy.budy in Linux and Unix ()
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I use firefox from Linux and Firefox keeps dropping my downloads, I don't know if this issue is specific to the Linux version or not. Is anyone else having this problem? Also, I looked through the settings but I don't see an option to limit the number of downloads that …
by lewashby 14 in Linux and Unix ()
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Hi all, Now I have no programing experience, I know very little about this, so please bear in mind. I am trying to turn a particular excel spreadsheet I have made (the user inputs information and it creates a final answer(result)) and I want to be able to turn this …
by webinvest in Microsoft Windows ()
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I re-booted my XP Home based computer after shutting it down normallty and received the whire screen with the message: "Active Desktop Recovery". I clicked on the "Restore my Active Desktop" and received the following error message, titled: Internet Explorer Script Error Line: 65 Char: 1 Error: Object doesn't support …
by odegani in Microsoft Windows ()
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In order to further (artificially) inflate the number of Windows 10 installations, Microsoft is now showing the following pop-up on some users' computers: ... And even more heavy-handed, some users are getting the following: ... Smart users will realize that they can always click X and just close the window. …
by Reverend Jim 1,149 in Microsoft Windows ()
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