What PC Hassles Do You Need Help Solving?
Posted 30 October 2008 - 12:53 PM
This is a Discussion of the article in the Business Center titled "What PC Hassles Do you Need Help in Solving?" This is not a Discussion for solving PC problems. If you need help in solving a problem, from the main Community page, go to the area that best fits your particular issue: Desktops, Notebooks, Networks, Printers, Peripherals, etc and click on the "Start A Discussion" button, which is haze blue. Make sure that it is marked as a question (default check mark should be in the box) and then give it a descriptive heading and describle your issue in detail. per rgreen4 on page 2 of this thread. Thanks!
Posted 30 October 2008 - 02:38 PM
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Posted 31 October 2008 - 05:42 AM
If you did not reformat your HD, it is possible that the Ubuntu installation deleted or otherwise damaged the hidden partition. Same result as above.
Better solution: If you found Ubuntu unacceptable, the best solution is to buy a retail upgrade version of Windows XP. XP, for all its faults, is a much superior OS to ME. To be kind, ME blows. When you use an upgrade CD, it will ask to see your old OS CD to verify your upgrade rights. Be sure to update to SP3 and all the latest updates.
Posted 31 October 2008 - 06:32 AM
One of the points of contention was that PCW wanted to reuse his columns without compensation. This is the same problem that the writers had with the movie and TV studios several months back. The writers won that one too.
One of the cuts/changes made was the editorial director and the new guy promptly hired Steve back as a contributing editor to write an occasional article. I will look forward to those.
Posted 31 October 2008 - 07:10 AM
>>One of the cuts/changes made was the editorial director and the new guy promptly hired Steve back as a contributing editor to write an occasional article. I will look forward to those.
Posted 31 October 2008 - 10:17 AM
Try this: http://support.mozil...n-US/kb/Firefoxcrasheswhenyouopen+it
or this: http://support.mozil...n-US/kb/FirefoxcrasheswhenusingYahoo+Mail
Also, IIRC, FIrefox previous to 3.0 (or some of the 2.x releases) were not compatible with Vista. Download a fresh copy of 3.0.3, uninstall your current Firefox install, then install the fresh copy. Make sure any Firefox add-ons you use are compatible with 3.0.3.
Posted 31 October 2008 - 01:23 PM
Toshiba PC is nearly impossible,with the
pointer and cursor
jumping all over the
page, spelling garbled
and words inserted in
previously typed text.
This Satellite Model
1135-S155, WIN XP with SP2 OS. Could
this be mouse/mouse-
pad problem? Both
plug-in mouse and
Posted 31 October 2008 - 03:33 PM
My HP Laserjet P2015dn... I print stuff to it from various PCs on my network, and it just decides to wait 10 minutes before it prints anything. Why?
My Linux FC9 installation will sometimes log on to the wireless network here at work, and sometimes it won't. Why?
My Firefox browser seems to crash every other time I download something, during the virus scan. Why?
My Wife's Vista laptop doesn't automatically connect to our home wireless network anymore, and she has to connect to it manually every time she restarts the computer. Why?
My older Tivo DT somewhat randomly disappears from view on the other Tivos for some unknown reason. Why?
At work I can print from Linux to certain work printers but not others. Why?
My iPod sometimes needs to be reset before it will play anything after a synch. Why?
My Apple TV seems to crash routinely when left alone for long periods of time. Why?
Want a serious question? Okay, I'd like to make sure that iTunes starts when my home computer is rebooted. So it will have the latest podcasts on it when I drop my iPod into the dock. But that means I need to automatically login, and I've got multiple accounts on this computer with passwords... Seems like what I need to do is automatically login to my account when the PC starts, launching iTunes, then IMMEDIATELY lock the screen. How do I do that?
Posted 01 November 2008 - 07:12 AM
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