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Ok folks, I rarely log in to ask questions so forgive me if I'm in the wrong category. Ok, the pc is a laptop (HP Elitebook 8460p, i5-2520m CPU 2.50GHz, 4GB RAM, Crucial 240GB SSD) running Win 7 Pro 64. Now I've scoured the net and can't find a single …
by fuzebox40 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Synopsis: NEW computer build with good hardware While playing audio speakers pop, crackle and audio lags randomly and intermittently. Troubleshooting steps taken so far: Uninstall all audio drivers, let Windows install default audio drivers Install the latest Realtek High Definition Audio drivers (12/8/2015) Go into Sounds - Playback - Speakers …
by nathanial.humberson in Microsoft Windows ()
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hi I am Hoping some one here can shed some light on this. I have a toshiba satellite pro laptop but it's refusing to turn on. it was working fine 2 days ago and was last shutdown as normal. With the AC power supply plugged into the laptop the DC-in …
by swa in Hardware ()
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Hi everyone, I've got hours and hours of video clips that I want to edit with iMovie and then put on DVD with iDvd but they're all .wmv format. But iMovie isn't letting me import them, saying something to the effect of they can't be imported, or they're not the …
by NewMacUser in Mac OS X ()
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I would like to lock an application (e.g. Microsoft Word) with a usb flash memory. When that flash memory is available in one of the usb ports, the application is allowed to run. Otherwise, prevent the application to run. It should be protected from coping/duplicating as well.
by mbehnaam in Hardware and Software ()
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A couple days ago, my notebook keyboard suddenly stopped responding to ANY input at all. Tried pressing every key and combination I could see, but no reaction. The mouse was working and the PC showed no other strange behaviour. I pressed the power button to put it to sleep, and …
by The Biscuit in Hardware ()
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So, I've read Microsoft's documentation, and it ends up being a lot of words that don't explain anything. I've seen other places of people using DISM commands, but it doesn't explain what they do. I know DISM is used for working with images before deployment, but people are using it …
by Sphinx'LostNose in Microsoft Windows ()
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Hello Everybody, I am trying to run a simple script to monitor a log file, where I need to send an alarm every time specific line is being written into this log file, currently my script is working fine, the problem is with the miltiple lines that is being written …
by fo2sh -4 in Linux and Unix ()
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how to ms access right click menu? How can I add more items and modify this menu?
by hwoarang69 11 in Hardware and Software ()
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Dear all! I am gonna devlop a launcher in android studio in which icons of all apps are created(app's original icon+some effects) at run time. Kindly provide me suggestion, what should i do? I am having problem in making it's logic. Thanks in advance...!
by Za3mi in Mobile and Wearables ()
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Hi, I am connected to my internet router and my satelite set-top box using TP HomePlugs. My desktop computer is on the first floor, while my router and set-top box are on the ground floor. Sometimes I loose connection to my router, but not my set-top box. The ethernet interface …
by it@61@sec 14 in Networking ()
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Yesterday, my laptop cannot be opened. When I start it, ithis is what it shows: "Press any key to boot". What seems to be the problem? What part of my laptop? Is it the hard drive? Thank you for the answers.
by gann1 in Hardware and Software ()
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My number two son is looking to replace his old(ish) Alienware laptop with a new gaming desktop. He is leaning toward another Alienware (although desktop this time rather than notebook). Does anyone have any recommendations that aren't in the super-ultimate-deluxe-megabucks category? His reason for going to a desktop system is …
by Reverend Jim 1,173 in Hardware and Software ()
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hi i hope someone will be readin this and resolve my problem. i own a toshiba satellite c650 laptop. its front cover and hinges were broken so i plucked up some courage to repair it myself. i got the required parts and watched some youtube video tutorial to disassemblt the …
by jttslg in Hardware ()
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Hi all, I am trying to schedule a Task that will run a vb script to open a browser, send some keys, and finally close the browser. The task starts, but seems to hang. The task is created as follows: ... The script looks like: ...
by RudyM 45 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Hello, it's me again. I want to have your suggestions on my concern. Can you suggest any software that I can use in coding? Well, except for Notepad++ cause I've been using it for years. Thank you in advance. :)
by gann1 in Hardware and Software ()
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