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Good day I am experiencing issues with Microsoft Excel 2013 32- bit running on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. Whenever I start Excel or switch to it from another program the following error message pops up: "An unexpected error occured: Object reference not set to an instance of an object" To …
by Etienne_1 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Good Day DaniWeb Users, I'm having hard time to mount my 3 TB External Hard Drive/Disk I do mount my external hd using this command.. sudo mount /dev/sdc1 /media/Archive/ I do df -lh and seen my mounted device. Here is my Problem: When I enter fdisk -l ~ I saw …
by zelrick -1 in Linux and Unix ()
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Hello I am getting the following message when trying to boot from a Windows 7 DVD on a PC: "BOOTMGR image is corrupt the system can not boot". The PC is currently running Windows 8.1 x64, and I tested the drive with another DVD (non-windows), and it opened the contents …
by lordrt 34 in Hardware and Software ()
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I have a Toshiba Satellite P55W-C running 64-bit Windows 10 Home. I bought it new less than a year ago. I am the only user. It has an Intel Core i7 CPU, 8 Gigs of RAM, 2.4 GHz. I'm generally surfing the web and streaming audio/video. I'm not a gamer …
by AssertNull 99 in Microsoft Windows ()
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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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Hello I am currently facing an issue with an HP laptop running Windows 10, whereby the following keys are not responding at all when typing: R, T, F, G, V, B. Sticky keys and other similar features have been turned off. Any fix for this issue?
by lordrt 34 in Hardware ()
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There's a lot of chatter about W10 but just tripped over this due a complaint about network speed fluctuations. Here's a google about what I turned off. ...
by rproffitt 224 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Up until recently whenever someone on the network went to a site that required an SSL certificate it would say that there is a securuty risk confirm exception blah blah blah, I managed to fix that but only after confirming the first time. Lets use gmail.com as an example, every …
by commando1200 in Microsoft Windows ()
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After reading all the hype about the random ware virus I installed BufferZone Pro 64 bit. Worked o.K the first day but after booting today all my visual styles in windows 7 home premium disappeared ( aero glass etc) to make the opened windows really look poor. After uninstalling, everything …
by Minimalist 54 in Information Security ()
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Hello Daniweb, I'm going to moving houses soon, a house we might be moving into has a bungalow and I was wondering how I'd go about running ethernet from the house to the bungalow? My idea was to some how run the ether from the house to outside then dig …
by joshl_1995 22 in Networking ()
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my mac(2011) 13 inch running windows 10 has a weird fan. it turns on when in regular use like browsing online or word processing, having multiple windows kicks the fan on in a long but almost silent hum. at random times it is high pitched and very loud. is there …
by fallout4player in Hardware ()
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Hello. I have an issue, where I want to prevent domain users with administrative rights from modifying the password of the local administrator account on their respective computers. Any way of implementing this?
by lordrt 34 in Microsoft Windows ()
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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 31 in Microsoft Windows ()
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My brtother has Windows XP with a large number of art programs that don't work in newer versions of Windows. Last thrusday, he got a an art file from a friend with a .rar extension. He downloaded WinZip to open it. It would not open the art file. Now the …
by MidiMagic 579 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Do you guys have had experience with RMS systems? My boss asked me purchase a software for our company. We have to manage multiple shops and online stores. I have read about few standalone applications that can manage retail operations. But I have to purchase an application that can be …
by Frances0123 in Microsoft Windows ()
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telnet star wars not working. its saying 'connection lost' and something about cannot connect to port 23
by fallout4player in Microsoft Windows ()
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Hi, 1. I downloaded a free trial version 3.7 of WinRAR. 2. When i tried to open the compressed files, i could not open it, and got the message" WinRAR: Diagnostic messages" window open, and there are 3 options: Close, Break Operation and Copy to Clipboard. 3. Is it a …
by MarkOrban in Microsoft Windows ()
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In Linux, what's the difference in a service and a daemon? I know a daemon is a long running process without a terminal for servicing things such as requests from other processes or server type services such as a web server or dns server. I understand that you can change …
by Sphinx'LostNose in Linux and Unix ()
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Good Morning, As this is a homework question, I'm hoping for some guidance in the correct direction or a website. I was given an IPv6 address and I need to find the EUI portion of the address. And EUI is just the first 24 bits of a MAC address with …
by kes166 37 in Networking ()
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Hello Anyone knows the URL or IP of the server from which the Media Creation Tool connects to download the ISO of Windows 10? I need this to add it to the exception list of my proxy as currently the latter is denying access to download the ISO file.
by lordrt 34 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Please, help! I should restore very important file! My work depends on it. I use CorelDraw X3. Through it I can't correctly open the file, I see the unknown image instead my chart.
by DavidSpencer in Microsoft Windows ()
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My brothers laptop recently died, I believe due to a failed hard drive because when you turned it on you couldn't get out of the BIOS. I unscrewed the laptop's bottom from it's keyboard and replaced the hard drive but now it won't even turn on at all, I can't …
by lewashby 14 in Hardware ()
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Good Afternoon, I've been studying communications between switches and it seems relativly easy to understand with the exception of why they have so many modes. There's trunk, nonegotiate, dynamic desirable, dynamic auto, and access. (I think that's all of them). In addition to this, some switches can choose between dot1q …
by kes166 37 in Networking ()
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Hello, I've clean-installed a Windows 10 Home on a PC which had Windows 7 Home (with OEM key present), but now am unable to activate the Windows 10 with the OEM key available. I read that Microsoft is now allowing the use of existing OEM keys to activate Win 10, …
by lordrt 34 in Microsoft Windows ()
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I can't create a junction from one sub-folder to another sub-folder without an error that the system cannot find the path specified ? For example; Source Path: "C:\Users\<username>\Appdata\Roaming\<folderA>\<folderB>" Target Path: "C:\Custom Program Settings\<folderA>\" In other words, I want the Source path specifically the sub-folder to belive that the Target path, …
by Siberian 1 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Good Evening, I just can't seem to wrap my head around this IP addressing. Lets say I want to use 192.168.1.0 default gateway. Then Router IP Address = 192.168.1.0 Lets say my subnet mask is 255.255.255.224 = 32 IP addresses and 30 hosts. That makes my first line out g0/0 …
by kes166 37 in Networking ()
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Hello, just wanna try my luck if you can help me, i got my new ps/2 keyboard just a week ago ill cut right to the chase, so this week my keyboard is automatically backspacing for no reason, so i tried opening my keyboard.. blow some dust,cleaned... then plugged now …
by Man_1 in Hardware ()
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Good Evening, I hope everyone is doing well this evening. Regarding the subject of subnetting in a LAN, please bear with me as I try to quantify the question in which I have. While the question did spawn from a homework assignment that I am attempting to complete for a …
by kes166 37 in Networking ()
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... I have an empty file called backups in my backups directory to keep the tar file from trying to backup itself. Does anyone know why I'm getting this output? -> ... Note that there was a backtick between leading and ../ .
by lewashby 14 in Linux and Unix ()
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My inbox is completely erased after last night's windows update restart. I tried to reimport the inbox.dbx file but keep getting "no messages can be found" error. tried to copy the .dbx file else where, rename the old .dbx file and reimport, also didn't work. I even tried to delete …
by andrspalma in Microsoft Windows ()
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