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After running a custom Windows Update a few days ago, I am now receiving an error message when opening various PowerPoint files: "PowerPoint" was unable to display some of the text, images, or objects on slides in the file, "filename," because they have become corrupted. Affected slides have been replaced …
by LindaGood in Hardware and Software ()
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Hi guys, i own an iPod Touch 4G but its running slow (even apps and games) on iOS 6.1.6 but was running smooth on the 4.x Firmware, is there any way to downgrade my Device to an Older, Smoother iOS??
by iPoor in Mac OS X ()
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I just purchased an HP Envy 5642. I can print to it from Linux without a problem but I don't see a way to scan. When I hit scan on the printer it tells me to turn on the appropriate HP application in Windows which I am not running. I …
by lewashby 14 in Linux and Unix ()
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What tools have people had the most success with for repairing corrupt Excel files? I have had 2 people come to me recently with corrupt Excel files (oolone was XLS and the other XLSX). I tried opening the files with versions of Excel and repair but nothing. I then tried …
by ThomasBens in Microsoft Windows ()
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How do I repair a PPT file that has the error message:The file may be corrupt, in use, or of a type not recognized by PowerPoint.?
by davidburns in Microsoft Windows ()
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[B]Both computers connected to internet on same FIOS modem. Verizon can't help. Why is one computer connection much slower than the other one. Both are running Windows 7 (build 6.1 version 7600)Home Premium 64 bit. SLOW [/B]one is Velocity Micro (2010 new)Intel core i7 860 2.80 GHz 6.0GB Ram speedtest …
by David999 in Microsoft Windows ()
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When I started videogame on my computer, I used i3-3217U with Intel HD Graphics 4000. GPU works at 350MHz (1.05GHz with Turbo). Runned nicely on 50FPS. When I tried passing this game to a friend, from the very installer, the game has been installed and all it's requirements have been …
by Aeonix 39 in Microsoft Windows ()
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OK, this is specifically regarding Cisco Catalyst 2900s, 4500s, and 6500s. I've always matched my interface VLANs to my VLANs. Lets say I have VLAN 10 on a 2900, and all hosts on it have IP addresses on 192.168.10.0/24. I'd create a VLAN 10 on my 4500 and an Interface …
by Sphinx'LostNose in Networking ()
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Two of my USB sticks have stopped auto mounting. I can still mount them manually by running `mount | grep /dev/sd` and then looking for the device name to mount from but that's having to go a little out of the way. Not all USB stick have stopped auto mounting, …
by lewashby 14 in Linux and Unix ()
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How can I verify if programs that I'm using, if their traffic is going through VPN? I know I can go to random website using browser and check-up my IP. But it's a browser, I don't know if "my VPN provider" also "censors" traffic for/from all other programs besides browser. …
by Aeonix 39 in Hardware and Software ()
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When I want to sync my music directory to my SDcard I use the command `rsync -a --delete /home/garrett/Music /media/garrett/6BF6-AC8A` and everything works just fine. I got tired of typing all that in every time so I placed that command in the script ~/bin/music-sync and this is what the file …
by lewashby 14 in Linux and Unix ()
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We had a need to factory restore our PC. It is Windows 7 Home Preimum with SP1. We copied all data off ran the factory restore drive, reinstalled Office 2007, restored all data files and now when we open Excel files we cannot format them proerly. The page breaks will …
by falkyastra in Microsoft Windows ()
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I just added a generic 4 port wired hub to a linksys router. I can access the router configuration pages through the hub, but no internet access through the wired connection. Wireless works fine, and hub is obviously connecting to the router. I've done this on my own network many …
by ajaxkappasig in Networking ()
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I need some SSH help, from what I can remember, accidently I enabled a cloud feature on my NAS that put all existing files in the following folders, common problem amoungst many; \.wdmc\transcoded_files\944dfee7a3934671a1b910639b68a05a. The only solution is though SSH & delete the folders but keep the files that are hidden …
by Siberian 1 in Networking ()
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I am having an issue with a formula in excel and am not understanding what it is doing =COUNTIF(J28:L31,"w")+COUNTIF(J28:L31,"l") is supposed to give me a result of the number of cells with the value of either w or l in that range But instead of displaying a number, it is …
by showman13 49 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Hi I am trying to setup a multinode Hadoop cluster and I would like to know, how to install hadoop in all the slaves machine from the master machine itself. Ideally, all the slave machines should have same configuration, is there a way to provide instructions to all the slaves …
by Pavan_6 in Linux and Unix ()
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We have a Windows NT 4.0 Workstation which we forgott the admin password. The admin is the only user assigned to the machine. I want to know, is there any free software out there that will let me reset or change the password of the administrator? or how can I …
by johnny80 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Hello Anyone knows how I can get and install MediaCenter on a Windows XP SP3 machine? I've seen some versions of the OS itself, like Windows XP Media Center Edition etc, but since I already have a licensed version of Windows, is it possible just to get the Media Center …
by Ritesh_4 44 in Microsoft Windows ()
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My Mac address book syncs itself with my iPhone. Somehow (I think through Microsoft Entourage??) it silently added contacts to the address book for everyone I sent/received an email to/from. I now have thousands of contacts that have an email address only with no phone number, and I don't want …
by Dani 1,442 in Mac OS X ()
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I just replaced my hard drive and diid a new install. I now realise i left a couple of files i didnt back up. my question is , am I ok to replace my old drive boot up , then export the foiles then put back my new drive . …
by edbr 22 in Microsoft Windows ()
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The disk C was formatted. By means of R-Studio pulled out from it the ntuser.dat and Outlook.pst files. Through regedit I exported from ntuser.dat all branch [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem] to the .reg the file. I placed in the virtual disk the received file of the register and base with …
by DanielJohns in Microsoft Windows ()
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#import "Person.h" @class Asset; //i have used import "Asset.h" which contains definition for asset @interface Employee : Person { int employeeID; NSMutableArray *assets; } @property int employeeID; - (void)addAssetsObject:(Asset *)a; - (unsigned int)valueOfAssets; @end I got this snippet from objective c book. In the second line , author has used …
by ravi_14 in Mac OS X ()
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MS Outlook 2007. The user account domain was accidentally deleted, then created again. I received new SID. on a local computer the new local profile was created. on exchange the new box with the same name (to it access is) was created. in exchange there are 2 boxes now. How …
by AlbanWhitehead in Microsoft Windows ()
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Hello all. I am having an issue with the dual NIC's on my Gigabyte 890FXA-UD5. I'll start from the beginning to give as much info as possible. I had Server 2008 R2 installed and was given a copy of Server 2012 R2. Both NIC's were present in 2008 and were …
by Radio2006 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Hello all, The issue I am having involves a user that uses a CAC to log in to a network. When the account is created, a 10-digit number printed on the CAC is associated with the users account and replaces their User Logon Name in ADUC. This users number was …
by Radio2006 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Hello! All mail Outlook stored on a network server. The server crashed. Accordingly disappeared and the Contacts folder. However, when sending a new message when you type the first letter of the address in the email Outlook offers a list of addresses with this letter. Obviously somewhere this list exists …
by PatrickGlenn in Microsoft Windows ()
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Hi Has anyone of you having a problem opening firefox , google chrome and thunderbird since yesterday? coz almost all of our unit that is running in ubuntu and Zorin OS are experiencing the same bugs.. i already tried updating and upgrading the OS but still having the error and …
by ehpratah 48 in Linux and Unix ()
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About 3 days ago. My laptop started behaving strangely (I'm on it, right now). I let it fall couple of times, but that was really some time ago about 3 months. Everything worked fine, no errors, crashes, "instant deaths". But recently, as said, 3 days ago. Laptop popped me out …
by RikTelner 20 in Hardware and Software ()
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Does anyone know of aPST Repair utility for an oversized PST file ScanPST does not repair it I have "easy recovery professional" and the email repair within this tool does not work The client whose PST file it is cannot pay the £100+ for the cost of software for a …
by BarryFrank in Microsoft Windows ()
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How to view corrupted mpp file of microsoft project ?exported a large (4,000 tasks) mpp to xml and when I attempt to open it with Project I get the error “An unexpected error occurred… The file may be damaged.” I tried exporting it several times but get the same error …
by eskilddam in Microsoft Windows ()
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