The Windows/PC support thread

The Windows/PC support thread

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F1GTRUeno

5,006 posts

185 months

Monday 28th May 2012
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Doesn't seem to affect it.

One of the clips for the lid snapped a while ago so you can't just close the lid when you want to leave it on standby as it doesn't close. Wonder if that's sent something haywire over time.

'Tis fairly likely I'll have to open it up and see if anythings loose but just wondered if anyone had had a similar problem in the past

PoleDriver said:
Is it an Acer?
Toshiba.


Edited by F1GTRUeno on Tuesday 29th May 00:42

Vipers

29,358 posts

195 months

Tuesday 29th May 2012
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In my yahoo mail, there is an icon which says print, which should print out the open email, and I am sure it used to on my other PC, all I get now is a new window with nothing it, absolutely ziltch, except stuff in the heading, like file, etc.

Any ideas, is something disabled I wonder, on the ocassion the OH wants an email printed out, I have to copy into a word doc and print.




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HereBeMonsters

14,180 posts

149 months

Tuesday 29th May 2012
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Vipers said:
In my yahoo mail...
There's your problem. You're living in the 90s.

Vipers

29,358 posts

195 months

Tuesday 29th May 2012
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HereBeMonsters said:
Vipers said:
In my yahoo mail...
There's your problem. You're living in the 90s.
..???




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HereBeMonsters

14,180 posts

149 months

Tuesday 29th May 2012
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Seriously, try it in IE or something - I find plenty of websites where they steadfastly to refuse the existence of any other browsers.

Jinx

10,479 posts

227 months

Wednesday 30th May 2012
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Vipers said:
HereBeMonsters said:
Vipers said:
In my yahoo mail...
There's your problem. You're living in the 90s.
..???




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Do you have a pop-up blocker on (might be on by default)? As the yahoo mail print requires pop-ups to be allowed.

Vipers

29,358 posts

195 months

Wednesday 30th May 2012
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Jinx said:
Vipers said:
HereBeMonsters said:
Vipers said:
In my yahoo mail...
There's your problem. You're living in the 90s.
..???




smile
Do you have a pop-up blocker on (might be on by default)? As the yahoo mail print requires pop-ups to be allowed.
Ta, will look at that tomorrow.




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Complex

511 posts

142 months

Saturday 2nd June 2012
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Need some help with a Windows XP boot problem.

I mistakenly reset my BIOS to factory default settings. Now whenever the computer starts it doesn't boot Windows XP, it just goes straight to 'Nvidia Boot Agent', which is fourth on the boot priority list in the BIOS after floppy/DVD/HDD.

When it loads this Nvidia boot agent thing, it's just a black screen with 'CLIENT MAC ADDR:' then a series of random characters.

I can still gain access to the BIOS by hitting DEL at the first start-up page.

I'm unsure how to get Windows to load back to normal from here, I presume it still exists in the HDD in its entirety but I have no idea how I can get it returned to normal without a full re-install of Windows.

Would appreciate any help.

karona

1,866 posts

153 months

Saturday 2nd June 2012
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ok once in the BIOS, find the boot order option (sorry I cant be more specific on the location, you don't specify which BIOS manufacturer) and change the boot order to
1)CD
2)Hard Drive C:
3)USB (if that is an option)
4) Anything else
Then save and exit
reboot
Windows should then restart normally

Complex

511 posts

142 months

Sunday 3rd June 2012
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Cheers, it wasn't actually a boot order thing but that for some reason some of the settings had 'defaulted' to RAID settings despite me never using, nor being set-up for, RAID. Switched them back and all is well (for now!).

North West Tom

11,092 posts

144 months

Sunday 3rd June 2012
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I'm worried that my laptop could be on the brink of borkedness. On Friday evening I was casually browsing Youtube and my screen had developed a pink and green 'burn' effect. When I closed Chrome, the burn was still there on my desktop. I reset my laptop, but when it loaded back up, my screen resolution was stuck on 800x600, and it wouldn't let me change it.

I then updated all of the Windows updates (1gb in total), and then when I restarted the laptop it froze and got stuck on 'Starting Windows'. At this point I was tired and angry so left it and slept. Come the morning, it was all fine. It was working fine all of yesterday, until it got to the evening and I was on Youtube again.

All of a sudden the taskbar changed to a darker shade of blue, and when minimising stuff, it had a smoother animation to it. Slightly odd I thought. But a few minutes later, my laptop just completely died! The charger was plugged in, but it wasn't recognising. The 'on' button was useless and nothing was happening. Again, I was tired and angry so sacked it off until this morning.

I took my battery out then put it back in again, and it booted back up. The task bar had gone a lighter shade of blue this time, and just a few minutes ago it's gone back to the darker shade.

I'm a bit confused as to what it's doing.Is it something to do with youtube or is it just coincidence that I happened to be on it both times when it's buggered up? It's a pretty old laptop (Lenovo T61) but it's never missed a beat in the time I've had it.

LordGrover

32,347 posts

179 months

Monday 4th June 2012
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No idea. If not done so ready, ensure anything and everything important to you is securely backed up.

Donatello

1,035 posts

128 months

Friday 15th June 2012
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Hi all,

Having issues with our windows user accounts on one of the work computers. Old member of staff left, looks like he changed the admin password and nobody seems to have a clue what to do next.

I'm asking on here as I reckon someone can help. When trying to execute some windows network tasks we get the prompt 'The Requested Operation Requires Elevation'. It asks for the admin to enter user and password and I have entered what I believe the old login was but I'm having no success.

I have logged off and then logged back on within the same info and it allows it. I have tried to 'Run as Administrator' through the command prompt but I get the same message there!!!

I'm not an expert with computers so have no idea what to try next... Help??? Please!!

Thanks all,

Tom

karona

1,866 posts

153 months

Saturday 16th June 2012
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If I remember correctly this is a "User Account Control" thing in Vista (spit!)
To disable UAC open the Control Panel/User Accounts then click Turn User Account Control on or off. Uncheck the box. Click OK.

Edit to add that Google is your friend here, search for the complete error message, there's plenty of comprehensive answers there, relevant to your version of Windows.

Edited by karona on Saturday 16th June 06:26

fwaggie

1,630 posts

167 months

Tuesday 3rd July 2012
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andrewws said:
I have read the rules and hope I am posting this correctly?

I have a problem with Microsoft Outlook Express, my inbox has emptied after the wife got her hands on it. She swears that she did nothing untoward, but there were several thousand emails in it so it may have auto archived or such like??
All the other folders are intact (sent, drafts etc.)

What should I try?? as I don't want to do further damage??
Have you looked in "Deleted Items"? If she has deleted them, they should be in there.

Auto archive will only archive emails older that a certain number of days or weeks IIRC, so if that had happened I would expect to see the newest emails still in your Inbox.

If there is nothing there at all, and nothing in Deleted Items either the Inbox file that stores all the emails might have become corrupted or you didn't do the washing last night when it was your turn and the missus was *really* annoyed! smile

LordGrover

32,347 posts

179 months

Tuesday 3rd July 2012
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hehe I rather hope it's been sorted by now.

fwaggie

1,630 posts

167 months

Tuesday 3rd July 2012
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Donatello said:
Hi all,

Having issues with our windows user accounts on one of the work computers. Old member of staff left, looks like he changed the admin password and nobody seems to have a clue what to do next.

I'm asking on here as I reckon someone can help. When trying to execute some windows network tasks we get the prompt 'The Requested Operation Requires Elevation'. It asks for the admin to enter user and password and I have entered what I believe the old login was but I'm having no success.

I have logged off and then logged back on within the same info and it allows it. I have tried to 'Run as Administrator' through the command prompt but I get the same message there!!!

I'm not an expert with computers so have no idea what to try next... Help??? Please!!

Thanks all,

Tom
http://4sysops.com/archives/three-ways-to-reset-a-windows-vista-admin-password/

fwaggie

1,630 posts

167 months

Tuesday 3rd July 2012
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LordGrover said:
hehe I rather hope it's been sorted by now.
Oh yeah! smile

I didn't read the date, this is the first time I've read the stickies! LOL

Just shows that trying to keep all "Windows" help requests in a single thread ain't going to work!

MagicalTrevor

6,427 posts

196 months

Tuesday 3rd July 2012
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fwaggie said:
Just shows that trying to keep all "Windows" help requests in a single thread ain't going to work!
I was about to say the same thing...

Who me ?

7,288 posts

179 months

Wednesday 18th July 2012
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Right Gents, brain picking time.
OS -Win7 64 .Browser -FF & IE.Mail = Windows livemail.
BB- T-MOBILE dongle.

To get on net ,I have to open up T-mobile and connect . There is an option to open a browser on connection. Great if you're browsing, but not if I want to check e mails .
Any way of configuring FF & Mail to open T Mobile & connect ? Tried the Network options in FF without any difference .


Edit - it's one of the tools options on the T-mobile screen . Problem solved for browser, but not for Mail

Edited by Who me ? on Friday 20th July 13:09


Edited by Who me ? on Friday 20th July 13:10