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Interesting issue, pinning mozilla stuff to Taskbar

Question: Interesting issue, pinning mozilla stuff to Taskbar

So I have Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird pinned to my task bar. However, when I check, use small icons, the icons for ONLY FF/TB disappear and are replaced by like the windows generic file icon. Does this happen to anyone else? (Win 7 Ultimate x64)

However, on my MSI Wind with Win 7 Pro (x86), this does not happen to the firefox icon (no TB installed on MSI Wind)

Any ideas?
Can anyone reproduce this?

Another interesting thing is that if I right click the LARGE icon, it shows the program and the option to unpin, that icon there is also that generic windows file icon.

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Answer: Interesting issue, pinning mozilla stuff to Taskbar

I had some problems with icons disappearing on my with Revo Uninstaller for items pinned to the Start Menu. I deleted iconcache.db and rebooted to fix the issue.

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So I have Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird pinned to my task bar. However, when I check, use small icons, the icons for ONLY FF/TB disappear and are replaced by like the windows generic file icon. Does this happen to anyone else? (Win 7 Ultimate x64)

However, on my MSI Wind with Win 7 Pro (x86), this does not happen to the firefox icon (no TB installed on MSI Wind)

Any ideas?

Another interesting thing is that if I right click the LARGE icon, it shows the program and the option to unpin, that icon there is also that generic windows file icon.

Answer:Interesting issue, pinning mozilla stuff to Taskbar

Have you messed with your Icon Cache or played with any Icon Change apps lately?

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Hello-

Today we are having an issue pinning a Shortcut (SpeedTest) we created to the Taskbar. We established

a legitimate icon for the shortcut as well. The trouble is, when we drag the shortcut to the Taskabar we get a

word balloon that reads 'Pin to Opera'. I have searched, read tutorials here, checked 'gpedit.msc' options, etc.

to no avail. Please note attachment. Also, when right clicking the Shortcut, there's no option to 'Pin to

Taskbar'.

I don't recall ever having this issue before. Could someone please help me out here?

Thank-you!

tim

Answer:Taskbar Pinning Issue

Hi Tim,

May I suggest you follow this tutorial created by Brink:
Start Menu - Reset Pin To Area

This should resolve your issue. Please post your results back.

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How does one pin onto the taskbar the desktop? In other words, let's say I have several windows open and I want to get straight back to the desktop without having to minimise each of the windows first. How's it done?
 

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It keeps moving or resizing by itself whenever a screenmode change occurs such as when opening a game or enabling a second screen.

Can't quite put my finger on why.

When it moves (usually to the top) the properties also change to Top as well, yet when it returns to the large icon size, the icons remain small and the option for small icon remains ticked.

I think this might have started after installing Office 2010, but it was definitely sometime after NVD 257.15, however it occured again after uninstalling the drivers (screen mode changed) so i expect it might be a running process causing it :\.

anyone else seen anything similar?

Answer:Interesting taskbar issue lately.

No... Did you update your graphics card recently?

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I installed Word 2013 onto a new computer some time ago. Windows 7 Home Premium SP1. Pinning has never worked. I can drag, I can right click and select pin, I can do whatever I want, but nothing appears and it just stays blank. Neither do recently opened items show up on a right click of the icon. Pinning/recent items works on everything else (e.g. Adobe, Explorer), including Outlook. I tried reinstalling but it still wouldn't work. I couldn't find much to go on so I gave up and have done without pinning. Recently I turned on "store and display recently opened items in the start menu and the taskbar" and suddenly I was given another clue as to what the issue is - Excel still shows nothing BUT in Word's recent items I'm getting *Adobe* files (see screenshot, file names removed for privacy): http://i.imgur.com/3wOOU60.png) I can pin adobe files to word's icon. I googled again and I still don't see anything about this but I'm just wondering if anyone has come across this and can help. Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:Microsoft Office - pinning not working/or pinning wrong (eg adobe pinning to word)

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Does anyone know how to pin a site to the Mozilla jumplist? I thought you dragged the website icon from the browser onto the pinned Mozilla residing on the taskbar. Maybe that method worked once (as I have an old one still pinned) but it doesn?t work. Same across multiple pcs so I guess that rules out a local issue.

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Question: Pinning To Taskbar

Hi All

I am new to windows 8 but have been finding my way around, One problem I am finding is that some websites I visit to "Pin To Taskbar" seem to only show a blank icon! No name but text but when you change the text it doesn't change on the icon? strange one particular site is the Nationwide bank page cannot seem to get an icon with a name on it?

Anybody got any ideas as to why this happens on only a few sites?

cheers!

Answer:Pinning To Taskbar

Hello Gatewaya, and welcome to Eight Forums.

It depends on what favicon is used by the site for what icon the URL shortcut will have on the middle of it's page icon. I have a icon for Nationwide bank for me, so you might see if deleting your temporary internet files and history and reloading the site may help.

If you like, you could also pin the site in the jump list of the browser's icon on the taskbar.
Jump Lists - Pin or Unpin Items - Windows 7 Help Forums
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Question: Pinning to taskbar

Not a huge issue more of just something i was curious about, why cant the "computer" desktop icon be pinned to the taskbar? I know that it is possible to pin the windows explorer but i want it to have the computer icon or at least the c drive icon.

Answer:Pinning to taskbar

I haven't found the reason why it's not possible to pin the Computer icon to the superbar. Maybe it's because it belongs in the explorer - who knows. You can pin it, though, if you really want to. There are some guides already posted around here somewhere. You basically create a shortcut, then point that shortcut to where the My Computer icon points to, then pin it to the superbar.

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Hi guys, I'm having a serious problem here. I wanted to add a folder to my windows explorer pinned folders so that I can right click on the windows explorer icon on the taskbar and have my popular folders right there. When I first setup windows 7, I did this by right clicking on the folders I wanted and clicking "Pin to Taskbar." Now, when I right click on folders, there is no such option. Even libraries only have the option to "Pin To Start Menu" which is strange because I had already pinned a library to the windows explorer icon on the task bar, which means that must have been an option before because I don't know how else I would do it. Can someone please explain to me how I can add more folders to the windows explorer icon? This is very frustrating

Answer:Pinning To Taskbar??

Drag folder to the explorer icon on taskbar and it will be pined there.


http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ram-links.html

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Question: Pinning to taskbar

Since I last did a clear cache I can no longer get pinned pages to stay pinned in the form I pin them. In Facebook for example I pin it and it shows pinned but when I go out of IE it reverts to the generic page and I have to sign in again. This is the same with any of my sites that have a password and I have to sign in each time....help please

Answer:Pinning to taskbar

OmaW welcome to Sevenforums,

This happens every time when browser history (cookies in particularly) is deleted.

Please go to Control panel - Internet Options - General Tab - Browsing history section
and make sure that option Delete browsing history on exit is NOT ticked.

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Is this possible? By default, pins lock to the left side, but is it possible to lock SOME of the programs to the right? (Not in the notification area)

Answer:Pinning programs to the RIGHT of the taskbar?

This fine tutorial will show how to pin folders to the right.
Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Folder

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I've made a bunch of desktop shortcuts recently. Now, I would like to move them from the desktop to the task bar like I used to do in XP. Can't do it. Why, and are there any alternatives?

Answer:Pinning shortcuts to the taskbar?

Not clear what you have tried.

Works for me to rt click a shorcut and select pin to taskbar.

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Although the morning,
I would pin a few sites in the taskbar, looking, I found it had left click on the icon next to the site name in the address bar down to the taskbar and let go, when I do, the site will pin in the Google Chrome icon located in the taskbar, based on a short video when we stayed in the taskbar, there should be a small line that is inserted or is to be outside, I do not have that little line but a black disc with a diagonal slash, and in addition to that pin in Chrome is here I must descend all the way down below the last row of icons, if I put myself in the group of icons I crossed the black disk is really curious!. someone would have an answer. thank you
lecervier.
PS. I am under 64-bit Win.7 my browser is Google Chrome

Answer:Sites in taskbar pinning

Hi Le Cervier and welcome to W7 Forums

This is an English forum. Please provide a translation of your post.

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In prior versions of windows I was able to drag and drop an icon of an internet URL onto the task bar so that I was able to only click one icon to get to a spacific web site. I dont seem to be able to accomplish this in Win 7. Am I missing something??
How can I do this.
Thank

Dean

Answer:Pinning a url icon to the taskbar

Go to the site in question. Drag the icon of the site to task bar. It appears when you right click IE icon.

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When i pin a website to the taskbar it goes to the windows store and not the address it shows

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I cannot get some icons, My Computer, Control Panel etc., to pin to the taskbar in W7. It keeps pinning them to Windows Explorer.

I have just bought a new computer running W7 because my old computer running XP suffered from old age.

In XP all you had to do was click on the icon, unlock the task bar, and drag the icon to the taskbar, but that doesn't work in W7

So how do you pin icons to the taskbar in W7.

Thanks.

Answer:Pinning icons to taskbar in W7

im using win 8 atm so cant check, but if you open control panel cant you then right click the icon on the taskbar and select pin to taskbar.

im not so sure about computer, it may be possible to track it down in the "C//windows" folder then crete a shortcut , what i do is in an open explorer page , click computer in the left side of the window tree

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How do I pin a shortcut to the task bar? I have a shortcut on my desktop that I frequently use, and I want it to be on the task bar - it is the address to a documents file that I use all the time. When I drag and drop, it won't stick there.

thanks,
carl

Answer:Pinning Shortcuts to Taskbar

Hello Carl,

If you right click on the shortcut, does it have a "Pin to Taskbar" option?

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ram-links.html

If not, could you post a screenshot of the properties page (right click) with the General tab showing?

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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Hi. Is it possible to pin a specific file to the taskbar like was possible in Windows Professional? I'm only seeing a way of pinning a program to the taskbar. Thank you, Grainne

Answer:Pinning a file to the taskbar

You can create a shortcut to the file and pin this to the taskbar.

Thare are also the Jump Lists for files for any applications that are pinned, these may be left to cycle through recent files or specific files may be pinned to the jump list

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP 1
New install as of today

Is is possible to pin a vbs script to the taskbar? I have a vbs script that opens a putty connection to a server. The reason I use that as opposed to a batch file, is that it keeps the command prompt from opening in the background. I have tried creating a shortcut to the .vbs and pinning that, but it's the same result. If someone could please let me know if this is possible I would greatly appreciate it!

Answer:[SOLVED] Pinning to taskbar

Hello welcome to TSF. Have you tried dragging and dropping it to the task bar? Which results do you get when trying the other ways any errors?

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Since Win7 does not seem to have the 'All Programs', it is a little clumsy to e.g. pin programs to the taskbar. Right now I do it via the program files. Is there an easier way??

Answer:Pinning programs to taskbar

Yes, open start menu, and type the name of the program you want. Right-click it, select advanced, and pin to taskbar.

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Man. I hate having to relearn how to do everything. I want to pin the snipping tool to my taskbar like I had on my old computer. It's throwing me that I have to go into the start checkerboard thing and go searching for the application every time. (Ugh, I don't even know the terminology anymore.) How do I do this? At the very least, I'd like it on my desktop - someplace where I can launch it quickly when I need it.

Answer:Pinning an application to the taskbar - Win 8.1

Never mind, figured it out. When I launch the app I simply right click to pin it. That was an easy one!

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I'm having trouble pinning items to my taskbar and getting them to stay there. Every time I turn my computer back on the items have disappeared from my taskbar.
 

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I'd like to be able to pin Gmail icon to the task bar, but it attaches to my Mozilla Icon. On windows xp and window 7, the icon link always showed in the TB. Have tried 4 or 5 times, but still no luck. Anyone know how to do this?
Thanks
Sonnyboy

Answer:Pinning Gmail to Taskbar

sonnyboy said:

I'd like to be able to pin Gmail icon to the task bar, but it attaches to my Mozilla Icon. On windows xp and window 7, the icon link always showed in the TB. Have tried 4 or 5 times, but still no luck. Anyone know how to do this?
Thanks
Sonnyboy



Look here, method shows from .exe file try that. Is this an application also in All Apps ?
'Pin to taskbar' and 'Unpin from taskbar" Apps in Windows 10

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I know about the tutorial explaining what to do using the toolbar method, but I don't like the separator between the Recycle Bin and the rest of the icons. There is another recommended method of pinning the Recycle Bin by creating a shortcut and using shell:recyclebinfolder, but this stopped working. In fact, all my folder shortcuts I created and pinned to the taskbar by using explorer.exe in the target stopped working.

Is there any other working methods out there so that I can put the Recycle Bin icon anywhere I want on the taskbar without seeing the separator?

Thanks.

Answer:Pinning Recycle Bin to Taskbar

Enable the Quick Launch toolbar, and put all of your pinned items there, instead of pinning them to the taskbar.

Quick Launch - Enable or Disable

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Hi,

I'm currently having a problem where pinning any kind of shortcut to the taskbar via its context menu doesn't do anything. That is, a pin doesn't appear on the taskbar, and in the location '%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar' no shortcut file is created.

I recently upgraded to Windows 10 Professional from Windows 7 Professional. That may be the cause.
Another potential factor is that previously, I have followed this guide (using both methods described) in order to further customize my system. The reason I mention that is because in researching I read the answer posted here. Unfortunately, I have not been able to fix the problem by undoing the first method of that guide; also there is no way to undo the second method of that guide, and I have been unsuccessful in fixing the problem by following the solution that answer describes (I couldn't find the 'Inkfile' folder). By the way, is it wrong that the 'link' key I deleted in following the process to undo the first method hasn't reappeared after restarting?

I'm not sure what to try next.
I would really appreciate some help... sorry to be foolish enough to try and customize my system a bit, if that is what caused this issue.
For now, I guess I'll have to use shortcut toolbars on my taskbar. Or is there a registry location where I can at least go in and, say, add a key with a shortcut address and icon address to add a pin with those properties?

Thanks in advance,
Felewin

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I am trying to pin a document to the taskbar. However, what gets pinned is the program that opens the document and not the document itself, so instead of just clicking on the icon to open the document I need to right click on it and then select the document.

Is there any way to pin the document itself so that clicking on the icon will open the document?

Answer:Pinning documents to taskbar instead of programs

No, but you can choose document from jump list...
Right click on the program icon and jump list with recent opened files will pop up...

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I currently have a .txt file that open up several times a day with Notepad. I want to pin this individual file to my taskbar so that when I click on the file it automatically opens up that file with Notepad. I cannot figure out how to do this.

I have tried making a shortcut to the file and then pinning that shortcut to the taskbar, but when I click on the Notepad icon, it opens up a blank Notepad page instead of the file. I can right click on the icon and then open up the file that way, but I want to be able to just click on the icon and open up the file.

Answer:[SOLVED] Pinning File to Taskbar

Hi xSORENSENx,

There is a good article here on how to do this. Just make sure that your target path is correct.

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I'm using Win7 HP. If I create a new folder on my desktop, I don't see a "pin to taskbar" option when I right click on it. How do I enable that capability? Thanks.

Answer:Pinning items to taskbar question.

Hello Jacatone,

Only programs will have the "Pin to taskbar" option, but you can use the method in the tutorial below to pin the folder as a toolbar on the taskbar though.Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Folder
....or you could create a shortcut of the folder in Quick Launch on the taskbar.Quick Launch - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi, I want to be able to pin the sound settings from the control panel directly onto the taskbar. There is no option though and the closest I've gotten is to pin the control panel to the taskbar. Is there any way to pin the actual sound settings?

Answer:Pinning the sound settings to the taskbar

The same options are there when you right click the speaker/volume icon in system tray.

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Hi:
I'm trying to pin a Gmail shortcut and a few forums shortcuts to the taskbar, but I'm not having any luck doing this.
I'm able to pin programs to the taskbar without a problem though so I'm wondering if somebody can tell me how this can be done in Win 7 Ultimate.

Answer:Pinning website shortcuts to the taskbar

It would show up if you right click the Internet Explorer icon

EDIT: The way to do this would simply be to save them as a favorite on the favorites bar and then drag them over the IE icon and drop them there

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How do I pin a shortcut to a website to the task bar?

Answer:pinning shortcut to website on taskbar

Hello tjs,

Welcome to Seven Forums. ]

Unfortunately, you cannot pin a shortcut to the taskbar. What you can do is pin your web browser whatever it is to the taskbar and then pin the shortcut to the browsers jump list. The other alternative is to create a new toolbar from a folder that contains the shortcut. Info here if needed: Quick Launch - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps.

Gary

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Is there any way to do this? I can't do it from the "Devices & Printers" windows and when I make a shortcut of my printer on my desktop I can't send that to the taskbar either.

Thanks

Answer:Pinning the Printer icon to the taskbar

Hello XNemesis,

You might see if creating the shortcut in the tutorial below may work for you. It opens the Printers folder where you can see your printer, and is able to pin to the taskbar.

Printers Shortcut - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I installed Windows 7 recently and am finally making it look and behave the way I like except for one thing I would appreciate help with.

You see, I'm on dial-up... Don't laugh it's still the only thing available where I live.

When I had Windows Vista and before that I always had shortcut icon in my taskbar I could click on to connect or to check the state of my connection. Now I have to click on the Network Sharing Center in the right hand corner, and it takes me 3 more clicks before I'm finally connected. I have to go through the same routine to check if I'm still connected or what speed I connected at. Also, I don't always manage to connect on the first try so I have to go through that routine many times. I did manage to create a shortcut by opening Adapter Settings and creating one from there but the problem is Windows 7 wont let me pin that shortcut to the taskbar. I don't know what is worse... Having to go through the 3 or 4 cliks to connect, or having to stare at that huge dial-up shortcut all the time on my otherwise pristine desk top? Oh, and thanks for the little file that allowed me to remove the Libraries Icon from my desktop. Was really happy to find that little gem.

Any suggestion with my current problem would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Pinning a Dial-up Shortcut to taskbar

Hello Ellebrius,

I'm not certain as to what specific area you need to have open to, but maybe this will help. It will allow you to create a shortcut that opens directly to your "Network Connections", and you can pin it to the taskbar.

Network Connections - Create Shortcut

If this is not where you would like to have the shortcut open to, then please post back to where instead. I'll see if I can get one for it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello,

I am currently trying to pin some remote applications to the taskbar. I have created shortcuts and pinned them to the taskbar only when I click them, they don't show active. Instead, a new item opens up on the taskbar... so now I have two icons to do the job of one. Any way around this?

Answer:Pinning RDP's to taskbar... not behaving as expected

Hello cokewithvanilla,

Are you able to "Pin to taskbar" the second icon that opened on the taskbar?

If so, does using that pinned icon instead, and removing the other, work to only open that one?

Hope this may help,
Shawn

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Question: Interesting Stuff

Hey Guys-

I consider myself a pretty savvy guy--I built my own computer and have solved dozens of malware-related problems. But this one keeps getting me.

A few months ago, Windows Update stopped working. I don't know if that's relevant to the problem but I'm about to mention everything. Naturally I still updated the computer using specific KB case numbers as to not cause holes in the system.

I had cable up until 2 weeks ago. When I moved to DSL in a new apartment, it worked fine for a few days but then wouldn't pull up certain webpages, some of the time. Resetting everything (including the winsock) made it work for a few hours but then it would go back to not pulling up certain webpages (e.g. Hotmail, gmail) but other browsing worked. I got mad at the ISP and they came out, gave me a brand new modem, and basically told me it was on my end (as everyone else in the apartments around me are fine).

I began to notice odd things...like for example, in Folder Options, where it should have the option to "Show Hidden Files" there is none.

I ran an exhaustive list of antiviral, antispyware, and anti-everything applications. Spybots S&D, AVG, Housecall, Windows Defender. At first, Housecall was the only one that caught anything, and it successfully removed it. Further scans with housecall show the system as clean. Then Windows Defender caught 4 other things after selecting Complete Scan (which took more than an hour and a half with almost 400,000... Read more

Answer:Interesting Stuff

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hey allno prob just somthing that might interest u lot ive been doing some calculations an come up with this for the Athlon XP.when AMD reach the 200Mhz bus speed they will(in theory)have a system of the following spec:AGP: 100mhzPCI: 50mhzS.Bus: 200mhzCPU: 2.3GHzfinally CPU multiplier: 11.5not bad is it??and for all you extreamists out there I did a super spec theory(but NOT an impossible not-so-far-off-futre theory)AGP: 162mhzPCI: 81mhzS.Bus: 325mhzCPU: 3.7GHzfinally CPU mutiplier: 11.5well there it is im still doing the math for the mega over-the-top theory but what do u lot think of what ive do so far interesting to see how dominant the Athlon could become isnt it?prof

Answer:interesting stuff

Well not 200 try 400...click here In May!

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Hello everyone,

First post here and thanks for allowing me to be a part of the community!

My first question is while attempting to pin a website to the task bar in Edge I followed the directions and selected the "3 dots menu" and then selected "open with IE" option as instructed.

When I click on the webpage icon in the task bar the site indeed comes up but it is in Internet Explorer rather than Edge. Is there any way I can pin the site to the task bar and have it launch in Edge rather than IE? I understand it opens in IE because I opened the website in Edge and then told it to open with IE.

When I tried pinning the tab to the task bar in Edge I got the universal red circle with the line through it so I couldn't pin it unless I opened it in IE.

Ive noticed when I pin a website to the Start Menu that it will open in Edge. Is it not possible to have this happen by using the task bar?

Thanks so much for your help.

Appreciate interacting with you folks very much.

best,

rick

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Something weird has happened to my taskbar. I have a few programs pinned there and everything was okay. Then today I unpinned Firefox from there because I wanted to change the icon I was using. After deciding I didn't like it I tried to go back to the one I was using but when I pinned it back to the task bar this problem occurred:

As you can see when I click on the silver Firefox icon, it opens up a new firefox icon (default icon) in a separate place, taking up unnecessary space. I can't figure out how to make it go back to the way it was where everything stayed within the silver icon.

Answer:Strange problem with pinning an icon to taskbar

It is indeed the browser being opened but the problem is it used to open up within the silver icon (the default firefox icon you see to the right has basically taken its place). It's a bit of an annoyance because it takes up the little space I have on my taskbar before things start getting combined and messy.

Sorry if what I'm explaining is confusing, it would probably be easier to show with a video or something.

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Recently something happened with my Windows 10, as I am not able to pin any PowerPoint documents to the taskbar (I still can pin the icon of the app) and can't see recent documents. Here's the result when I right-click on the icon ("Recent" and "Pinned" menus disappeared):

I would like the menu to look like the result of right-clicking on the Excel's icon (with "Recent" and "Pinned" menus; file names blurred on purpose):

How can I re-enable this kind of menu for PowerPoint?

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Hello all,

I just noticed this a while ago, and it has my mentor giving this guy a red flag. And I'd hate to tell this guy off though I can't stand him, but when more people tell me that he can't be trusted (my mentor and so many others), it's hard not to. The story is this. I went to Bing and did a search for airshock.net, which is the site of this guy who I know a little bit. He says that he is a web host, a radio broadcaster, and so many other things, and he has his own dedicated server from single hop. I looked at the blurb from Bing that is usually on the page once you click it, but upon clicking the page, I could see none of what Bing showed. All that is actually on the page is a bunch of links that flont the CMS he uses (Joomla!), and why it is the best and a list of hosting sites where you can have your sites hosted with Joomla! You can't find anything about his "Corporation". I'd be very nervous to tell him off till I can get proof from an expert here that this is fraud-like activity. My friend tried to tell him off by reporting his site as a forgery to Mozilla, but the guy caught him and when his server went down at the same moment, my friend ran (I personally believe that he ran from tech for good because he had something to do with the server takedownas well). But if this guy is a fraud and he really doesn't have a clue what he is doing, I want to be able to put a stop to him in the appropriate and professio... Read more

Answer:I see some interesting stuff on a particular web site, and I'd like to know if the owner of it is a fraudster

Hello all,

This is Logan Merrill, the owner of Airshock LLC, the company that chrome buster mentioned in the first post in this topic. I just thought I'd write this post to dispel any questions that may remain after reading the above post.

First of all, we are not a fraudulent organization. Rather, we are still constructing our main site, but haven't had much time to do so because we have been focusing on serving our clients and improving the quality, reliability, and stability of our network and services. As Katherine (chrome buster) stated in her post, we are a new organization that provides Web design, Web hosting, Internet radio, and audio production services to the online community. All of our services are provided at a fraction of the cost of our competitors, yet we still manage and strive to provide the highest level of service and support in the industry.

While our main site is still under construction, we do have a shopping cart where you can find additional information about the services we offer as well as order any of our service packages. I would encourage you to visit our shopping cart at http://clients.airshock.net/cart.php and place an order if you see something you'd like. I can even give those interested a 30% discount off their first month of service if they reply to this post and indicate their interest in our services.

In conclusion, we are far from a fraudulent organization. While attempts to hack into our network and server have been ma... Read more

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I have nicely pinned all my key stuff (Google Calendar, Gmail, google maps, etc. to the Win10 taskbar, but everything I open opens in Chrome.
If I click my iTunes taskbar-icon then iTunes opens and its taskbar-icon brightens and a little blue bar appears on its taskbar's bottom edge--iTunes opens FROM the iTunes icon.
If I click Google Calendar, G-mail, maps, etc., these icons remain black, and all this opened windows just stack up in Chrome very messily.
The intention was to have them open in Chrome but FROM their taskbar-icon, so they're nice and neat and separate and always right there conveniently.
How can I make pinned-to-taskbar stuff open from its own taskbar icon and not from Chrome?

Answer:How can I make pinned-to-taskbar stuff open from its own taskbar icon and not from Chrome?

Have you checked your default apps settings?

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From Halo's reply to "Remove Trash Can from Desktop "
originally posted on

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=66818


points to link, that can take you to M$ Power toys link below.


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http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

Microsoft Power toys. Only download what you want


Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP

Updated: May 17, 2005

They're back! PowerToys are additional programs that developers work on after a product has been released to manufacturing. They add fun and functionality to the Windows experience.

Note We've taken great care to ensure that PowerToys operate as they should, but they are not part of Windows and are not supported by Microsoft. For this reason, Microsoft Technical Support is unable to answer questions about PowerToys. PowerToys are for Windows XP only.

Important notes

?If you installed PowerToys prior to April 23, 2002, you must uninstall your old PowerToys before installing the versions available here. ​
?PowerToys will only work with US-English regional settings. ​
Just look at your PowerToy choices:

RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer

Are you a serious photographer? Now you can organize and work with digital RAW files in Windows Explorer (much as you can with JPEG images). This tool provides thumbnails, previews, printing, and metadata display for RAW images.

ClearType Tuner (New)
This PowerToy lets you use ClearType tec... Read more

Answer:Latest Microsoft Power Toys and other interesting stuff

Image Resizer is my 2nd fav of the powertoys after TweakUI


also the full package is avaiable from Microsoft Windows XP PowerToys 2.10 @ Majorgeeks where you can at the installer only get the bits you want installing.
 

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Hello All

So i am having some problems here. It is nothing big, but, it bugs me because i am so organized with my laptop.

When i have windows media player running, and i utilize the taskbar for windows media player (put the little play, forward, etc in the taskbar), it creates a gap at the bottom of my taskbar of about 10 pixels of grey. Everything gets pushed up, it is wasted space.

Now here is the wierd part, when i go onto my desktop (right click) - properties - appearance - advanced - "active title bar", it is set to size 18 with size 8 font. if i change this, apply it, then chnage it back to the way it was before (18 and 8), the little grey bar will dissapear. But once i restart windows, i have to do it all over again.

I want to be able to utilize the taskbar for media plyer, but i dont like ethis gap i have, can someone please give me a hand?

Thanks so much!!

Merry Christmas

Bryan
 

Answer:Very Interesting XP Taskbar Problem

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I've recently noticed, on a couple of sites, that Chrome displays some features that Mozilla misses or suppresses. As in showing a little tab on one site that allows access to other pages on the site.

Is this a well-known deficit in Mozilla, or do others find this alarming and strange, as I do?

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I've recently noticed, on a couple of sites, that Chrome displays some features that Mozilla misses or suppresses. As in showing a little tab on one site that allows access to other pages on the site.

Is this a well-known deficit in Mozilla, or do others find this alarming and strange, as I do?

Answer:Mozilla missing stuff that Chrome displays

Post the website and the page.

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Opps, maybe not so unique since I just noticed an ENTIRE forum for browsers...perhaps moving this is appropriate...if so, please do. I will be reading up in there.


Its interesting because I can't find any mention of it anywhere on this site. Specifically browser connectivity is lost after a little while (guessing 7 minutes, though it may be a number of browser pages displayed trigger i went 3 hrs today) after I start browsing. If I don't start a browser, the death clock doesn't begin until I start browsing. Now, at the same time, all shares, the other machines on the network, work fine. Also if I am playing an online game, I will not have any issues. Just IE and firefox can't display pages and other programs (like updates of AVG) are soon to follow.

***Important to note this is new, the network was fine for over a week before this started a couple days ago.

I notice, when it works, net info states Homegroup - ready to connect (I am using a workgroup to connect to other machines) but last night, during a browser outage it said it was connected. I notice now it calls my workgroup a homegroup (I think is used to say workgroup)

(This problem may have started around when I tried to synchronise a folder to "always available offline", but there are other things that were done in that period of time unfortuately, all have since been undone.


System...Win7 7100 all updated.

Browsers IE8 and Firefox are effected (updated)

Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family P... Read more

Answer:Interesting connectivity issue, just a browser issue

I would doubt if it is really a browser problem since I tried safari, firefox and IE and still giving me this dropage... But continue your search I will follow ur footstep

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Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum so please don't judge me for any failures according to the rules or my grammar aswell (not a native english speaker).
So basically, I've got a huge problem which I haven't found a fix for yet, that's why I'm posting the problem here, to hopefully get your support.
I'm working for a company that most of the workers have no idea how to fix stuff on PC because we sell stuff for children etc. so all we got to do on PCs is to fill/remove/whatever and that's basically it.
To be fair I'm not any better, well, I know how to fix basic stuff, crashing explorers etc. but I'm not advanced as in fixing stuff by myself, most of the times I just google the problem and I found the solutions posted by other users, that's how I've learned how to fix stuff.
Unfortunately as I've said earlier, I haven't found any solutions to the problem yet and I've tried loads of them.
So, basically what I've been told, one of my friend (a woman, so you know how they explain stuff) was just using the PC, and apparently at a random time, the taskbar just disappeared. I know that this may sound weird to you, that apparently out of nowhere the taskbar just disappeared without anyone causing the problem, but that's what I've been told. All the other stuff like icons are there working, but there's no taskbar.
Now what have I tried to do:
- rebooting pc
- restarting explorer.exe
- scanning pc with multiple AVs (Malware found 3 viruses, I have no idea which ones because I've left ... Read more

Answer:No taskbar, weird stuff.

Hello,
 
please download MiniToolBox by Farbar and save it to your desktop.
 
Run tool as Administrator and make sure that these options are checked :
List Last 10 Event Viewer Errors
Flush DNS
Reset IE Proxy Settings
Reset FF Proxy Settings
List Installed Programs

Post log here .

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Hi all,
I'm finding the taskbar is not automatically going away when I want it to. I'm studying online and have to use Firefox a LOT and don't want the taskbar preventing me getting to my other stuff.

So if I lock it to the left, is there a way to tell the desktop that I don't want ANYTHING going behind it on the left? I either want the taskbar to go right away unless I really want it, or to be there so permanently that it is almost as if the rest of the monitor believes that is unusable real estate and nothing goes 'behind' it. Any ideas?

Answer:Preventing stuff going behind taskbar?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Eclipse


Hi all,
I'm finding the taskbar is not automatically going away when I want it to. I'm studying online and have to use Firefox a LOT and don't want the taskbar preventing me getting to my other stuff.

So if I lock it to the left, is there a way to tell the desktop that I don't want ANYTHING going behind it on the left? I either want the taskbar to go right away unless I really want it, or to be there so permanently that it is almost as if the rest of the monitor believes that is unusable real estate and nothing goes 'behind' it. Any ideas?


Have you tried the auto hide feature?
Right click your taskbar>properties>tick the box for auto hide.

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hello, have those and others, need a lil help...Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 9:56:31 PM, on 6/2/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\dcomcfg.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exeC:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\shwiconem.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exeC:\WINDOWS\syste... Read more

Answer:New Taskbar Stuff, An Homepage

Welcome aboard! ===Please download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri) Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop. Open the SmitfraudFix folder and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd Select option #1 - Search by typing 1, and press Enter. A text file will appear, which lists infected files (if present). Please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.NOTES : process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes.Do not run the other options of this tool yet until you are asked to do so.===In your next reply, please include these log(s):HijackThis log (new)C:\rapport.txt

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my taskbar is messed up somehow and i dont know how to fix it. it shows 2 of every program is running, e.g if i have 1 firefox brower running, it will display that one browser twice on the taskbar and i dont know why. and when i unlock the taskber, there 4-5 dividers on it and i dont know how to get rid of them can someone help me?

Answer:weird bug in taskbar- shows two of stuff...

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Originally Posted by newguys


my taskbar is messed up somehow and i dont know how to fix it. it shows 2 of every program is running, e.g if i have 1 firefox brower running, it will display that one browser twice on the taskbar and i dont know why. and when i unlock the taskber, there 4-5 dividers on it and i dont know how to get rid of them can someone help me?





Things in this world is full of surprises...

1st thing .. Check if there any spyware or virus
2nd thing .. try do a System Repair...
3rd thing .. backup your important file before repair.. just in case anythings goes wrong.

2 choices you have : 1st choice : (Start Button -- > RUN -- > type in "SFC") this will try search and fix some corrupted files.
2nd choice : Insert your WindowXP CD do a repair.Try boot from the CD. *Notice: On the 1st message come out mentioning Repair.. just skip this part, by pressing ESC, then F8 for agreement, then it will prompt out founded previous Windows, Now you press "R" for repair. No need worry bout all the program you have installed, it will be there, window will just do a repair like upgrading.

Good Luck...

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i'm not really sure when or how this happened, but it's kind of annoying. the borders on certain popup items in the taskbar just disappeared. i seem to remember having the same issue on either the beta or RC and it was easily fixed by a driver update, but that didn't do it this time. anyone else have this issue? and if you have, how did you fix it? i mean, it's really no big deal, but i'm kind of OCD about stuff matching lol. the attached picture can explain things a lot better than i can if what i said didn't help (the network and action center popups are missing the transparent border on the volume one).

Answer:what happened to my borders of stuff in the taskbar?

Not sure but try - Check to see if the Visual Performance Options is set to Let Windows Choose or if the are set for Best Appearance. Right click My Computer - Advanced System Settings - Advanced - Settings - Visual Effect. Set for Best Appearance.

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Hi to all on the forum, this is my first post.

I hope someone can help me with what I believe to be a DNS issue with a Windows 2k3 Small Business Server.

The symptoms are that my clients (all Win XP SP2) are able to access some but not all websites. e.g. I can access google, yahoo, etc, practically any website except for:

1. microsoft.com
2. ebay.co.uk

I am however able to access all of these sites directly from the server?

The address of the DNS is set in the DHCP so the clients are getting the same DNS as the server, but even if I set the DNS addresses manually on the clients I get the same "Page cannot be displayed" error.

I have an SDSL connection which is protected via a Cisco Pix firewall. There is only one network card in the server therefore I do not suspect a routing issue.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks

Tom
 

Answer:Interesting DNS issue

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Okay guys, I'm trying to wrap my head around this one, but it just doesn't jive.
18 Workstation Environment with 98, 2000 and one XP station.

Windows 2000 Advanced server as the PDC.

Router as the gateway.

TCP/IP
NetBeui

Basically what happens is in some instances, you can no longer ping the server, however you can browse the server and access its public folders etc which means the Netbeui is working, however the TCP/IP is failing. This error happens randomly, and this is what i've done so far.

Changed network card on server and one of the workstations. (The test station)
Replaced cables.
Plugged into another jack.
Replaced the hub with a switch.
pointed the workstation's WINS and DNS to the server.

Now I have no problems browsing the server, however we're using the main server as an SQL server as well, thus it's adament we use TCP/IP

I'm running out of ideas, however I'm wondering if it has to do with the servers DNS settings some how, regardless any input would be helpful.
 

Answer:Interesting TCP/IP Issue

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Question: Interesting issue

I have just installed the RC of 64bit 7 on my desktop. All went well until I started getting bsods at every boot. They related to a video driver error. Now I know that there were some issues with ATI cards and windows 7 at first but I thought they were resolved. After trying 9.5, 9.6 and the windows update drivers all to no avail I finally pulled one of the 4850s and right now I have run for a few minutes without incident, so I think I have it solved for now. Naturally this is sub-optimal and I would like to use both cards. Is there a way to get crossfire working in windows 7 or is that not supported right now?

Answer:Interesting issue

That you will have to check with on ATi forums. From what i know SLi and Cross Fire are supported but i think only with the Beta Drivers released for Win7. I dont think you can use the final versions of the drivers.

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So apparently, in Win 7 my blackberry can't connect to Win 7 to be updated through Blackberry's application loader. Works just fine under my VirtualBox XP machine. Any thoughts as to why?

Some notes,

When I plugged in the blackberry, it found drivers and installed just fine, showing both media cards. Yet when trying to access the blackberry through Application Loader, it fails to detect anything. I've tried running it as admin and as compatibility mode under Vista to no avail. Others are reporting it works fine in the RC version. Any ideas?
 

Answer:Win 7 Interesting Issue with my BB

Works fine here. Retail x64.

Reinstall BDM?
 

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When my user hits the "Mailto:" on any site.
It automatically brings up outlook express.
I have set the outlook in the program list via .adm account.
All aspects of the normal fix for this have been covered ex:
repush/repairing.
nothing is working.

any ideas ?

Answer:Interesting IE Issue

tools>>internet options>>programs

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Question: Interesting Issue

I am trying to fix a computer's network connection. We do not have a DHCP server at our office, so I assign IP's and the DNS manually...

Anway, I put in an unused IP address and the proper DNS IP address. The machine can ping any of the networked printers around here, but it can't print to them.

Also, it can see network shared folders and access them, but Web Browser's do not work.

This machine was working fine yesterday, but someone at the other office did "something" to it...

What would be the best corse of action to take.

Thanks in Advance

Stats: WinXP Pro SP1
2 PCI 10/100 NICs (netgear and 3com)
1 Integrated 1000 NIc (intel)

I already tried disabling two and then trying one individually. I did this for all three cards and all three have the same behavior.
 

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On another forum, this chick has that gaming mouse and keyboard.

the Razer Copperhead? gaming mouse brings gaming to new heights with its revolutionary 2000dpi laser sensor technology. Add 32KB of onboard memory, this intelligent mouse is a genre-defining weapon that makes for penetrating, explosive gameplay.

g15 keyboard.


REcently, she has come across a virus that hit her bios. She found out that the virus is actually in the keyboard and mouse. I asked her if she can reset them, this was her response.


*no. the minute I plug them in, they shut down my computer and scramble the bios.

i even tried just plugging one in at a time.

I never actually used CD's for them.

I talked to logitech about this, and they've had more than one person lately calling in with a similar issue. They are working on fixing it, but anytime you can store anything onto memory, inside the keyboard/mouse its possible to also store something malcious, like a keylogger as well and have it imbed itself.

so far, I don't know of (any) virus cleaner that will fix this issue. i've already talked to logitech, they said to trash them and either use ones with out memory, or replace them from scratch.

they didn't have any answers to fix it or safely clean them either.*


Any ideas on how she might be able to fix this problem? I'd hate to see her throw something like that away if she doesn't have to.

Thank for any advice.
 

Answer:Interesting issue..

I really don't have an answer at the moment, but I'll be more than happy to look into it, as you have piqued my curiousity. These are USB connected, yes?

I find it, well, let's just say less than impressive, that Logitech would give you only those options.

For them not to tell you that they are working on it and stand by their product is not the least bit respectable.

You may also want to post in Malware...
 

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Alright got a machine here. Specs dont know.

What i do know is that there are 2 HDD's in the machine. Now using GPArted the 2 drives show up. Both NTFS and both used.

Now logging into XP Home there is only 1 drive. The other drive, while being NTFS is labeled as foreign. That doesnt seem right to me.

Now the drive was previously used for XP Pro and is NTFS. So why cant it be recognized?

I have done everything i can within Windows. Short of trying to format the blasted thing again. But we want the information off of it. Any ideas?

Answer:Interesting HDD Issue

whats the bios say? does it match what the HDD is supposed to be? Sata? ide?

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I'm having a problem where when I open a new tab or a new browser window all together, sometimes it will load my homepage up. Other times it won't load anything, It will just say connecting forever and ever. I've noticed TONS of people having this issue when trying to open a new LINK in a new tab or page (which isnt my main issue, although that's also annoying) See, im having the issue when just opening a plain page. Why does it seem like no one ever has the problems I have? So annoying.

Anyways ive included a video link to a screen capture ive done of what my problem is. For those who don't understand what im talking about, as that seems to be pretty common since i can never explain clearly what my issue is. Here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np0uQ8dZMUo
 

Answer:Interesting IE8 Issue (IE7 too)

Simply try to delete temporary files

Steps to delete temporary files :

From the Internet Explorer 7 command bar, choose Tools and then Delete Browsing History....
In the Delete Browsing History window that appears, click on the Delete files... button, which should be the first button you see.
In the Delete Files window that is displayed, you are presented with the question Are you sure you want to delete all temporary Internet Explorer files?
Click on Yes to confirm .
The Delete Browsing History window may appear, showing you the progress of the deletion. When this window disappears, all of the files saved (cached) from your Internet browsing activities will have been removed.
Click Close in the Delete Browsing History window to complete the process and return to Internet Explorer.
Also go though this Microsoft Article

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310312
Also check Tab setting

Open IE click on Tools and select internet options
Click on Setting Tab in front of "TABS"
 

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Question: Interesting Issue

Hello all,

I have returned yet again with another interesting issue.

The Problem:

A humming mic ...

a) this only happens when the mic is enabled
b) this sound will go away if I touch any metal part of my case

Yes, I have figured it is a grounding issue, but I am unsure of exactly WHAT is causing this issue, since before I rebuilt my machine ... I did not have this problem.

I have both onboard sound and a proper soundcard (although I have onboard disabled).

I have tried both cards, as well as multiple headsets (although I have yet to try a USB one).

I have the mic in "playback" muted and the one in "recording" enabled.

I have tinkered with every setting I know to adjust to figure out the issue, but as I can touch the case and magically make the humming go away, I am convinced it's hardware specific.

I have tried reseating the motherboard, the cards, etc ... still doing it.

So, I have 1 of two options:

a) I find a way to ground my case, so I don't have to constantly be holding onto it so that I can use my mic

b) figure out exactly what the grounding issue is and fix it.

Ideas? Suggestions? Answers?

Thanks in advance,

Ej.
 

Answer:Interesting Issue

^Bump
 

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Hi, please help me! I have run through the topic and ran all the virus/spyware/scanners, and everything. I cannot delete pctools.dll even when running in safe mode.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:46:47 PM, on 10/27/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ec9b1.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter Wireless Network Monitor\WLService.exeC:\Program Files\Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter Wireless Network Monitor\WUSB54GC.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exeC:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\Program Files&#... Read more

Answer:No Taskbar/desktop Pctools.dll, Other Stuff, Rootkit?

Hi,Download Dr.Web CureIt to the desktop:ftp://ftp.drweb.com/pub/drweb/cureit/drweb-cureit.exeNext, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following:1) Restart your computer2) After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8.3) Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear4) Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode.For additional help in booting into Safe Mode, see the following site:? http://www.pchell.com/support/safemode.shtml? Doubleclick the drweb-cureit.exe file and Allow to run the express scanThis will scan the files currently running in memory and when something is found, click the yes button when it asks you if you want to cure it. This is only a short scan.Once the short scan has finished, mark the drives that you want to scan. Select all drives. A red dot shows which drives have been chosen.Click the green arrow at the right, and the scan will start. Click 'Yes to all' if it asks if you want to cure/move the file.When the scan has finished, look if you can click next icon next to the files found: If so, click it and then click the next icon right below and select Move incurable as you'll see in next image:

This will move it to the %userprofile%\DoctorWeb\quarantaine-folder if it can't be cured. (this in case if we need samples)After selecting, in the Dr.Web CureIt menu on top, click file and choose save report listSave the report to your desktop. The report will ... Read more

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Hi there

I installed Windows 7 on my Laptop today.
I have noticed that I am unable to pin anything to the start menu or the taskbar. Also the start menu is "nearly" blank. I have a attached a screenshot so show what I mean.

Can someone please help?

Thanks in advance and merry christmas

Answer:Unable to pin stuff to taskbar/start menu

Hi Eax,

If the 'pin to taskbar' menu choice is missing.
Try holding down shift when you right click on the icon that you wish to add to the start-bar. Is the option there now?

PS: I had to laugh when I saw what you called your attached picture.

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Before I installed window 7 on my laptop I could minimize my gmail in Mozilla and I was able to see if I had incoming mail by just looking at the bottom of the screen.

Now, I can minimize gmail in Mozilla or pin Mozilla to the task bar, but all I see is the Mozilla icon. I want to see if I have mail when I walk by my computer or am working with a different application.

Is this possible? If so, I'd greatly appreciate directions.

Thanks.

Answer:Mozilla tab open in taskbar

Maybe this would interest you.

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Greetings and salutations! I have come seeking aid for a problem that has been plaguing my laptop recently.

So let me begin with the story. The computer in question is a Toshiba Satellite, an M45 (model#PSM40U-07V001 to be precise). 2.2 Ghz processor, 1 gig ram.

Runs windows XP SP3 (whatever version is latest, I'm sorry I can't look at the exact version # atm, but I can try to get it if it becomes relevant.)

So the issue began about 8 months ago, after I installed a legit copy of Medieval Total War (Gold Edition) from the CDs. I had been playing the game for some time, and probably against better judgement, I frequently left the laptop on in sleep mode with the game running, rather than actually saving it and turning the PC off. I also did this for a much longer period of time than is likely advisable (span of weeks), and eventually, I began to encounter some odd errors.

Allow me to explain, as this is actually a multi-step issue. The first thing that began to happen, was that my keyboard functions began to act strangely. Keys wouldn't perform the actions they were supposed to, and the machine began to randomly launch empty instances of Windows Media Player. This effect would not only permeate the game, but any windows function or program I could open.
(I RECENTLY discovered that what is happening is my computer is acting like I am holding down the Alt key, even though I am not. I will explain more on this later.)

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Answer:Interesting BS and keyboard issue

The BSOD you mentioned is usually a sign of a RAM problem.

Download memtest and burn it to a CD. Boot from the CD (check the BIOS boot options) and let it run at least 7 times.

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Hello,
 
This is my first time posting here, so thank you for the time reading. I'm having a unique issue, or at least it seems unique to me. My computer will start up and show the first second of the boot up process and mention the RAM, and goes black. Then it shows a large screen of numbers/letters for the boot up I'd assume. It's normal to see it, then goes black again. 30 seconds later, the Windows XP loading bar shows up for just a second, then goes black. The "Starting Up Windows" prompt comes up, and I see my Profile there, but then the screen goes black. I can use memory to click on the profile, log in, etc, but the screen is still black but I can hear the windows start up music.
 
The whole computer is boot up, it's only showing me the first second, literally just a second, of the new screens as they cycle through and never come back until it gests to the next section. I've resate the video card as well as other portions plugged into the mobo, so I'm really at a loss of what to do since those are just simple ideas.
 
Let me know what you think could be. I'm fairly computer literate so I have some grasps.
 
Windows XP SP3
Radeon 5770 Video Card
Gigabyte MoBo
AMD Athlon II Black Edition
 
Thanks!
 
 
 
 
 
 

Answer:Interesting Boot Up Issue

Five ideas come to my mind
--- Check Device Manager and see if there are any Yellow or Red markers
--- Try Safe Mode
--- Use the VGA port, not the video card port
--- Remove the video card and use the VGA port
--- Try another monitor

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I'll try to make this brief. I'm attempting to do a startup repair using a Vista Disc (burned copy), from a friend, on my laptop....a Dell. I configured the boot sequence to start at the CD/DVD, and started her up. It did the whole Windows loading files. Came to the screen asking me language, keyboard etc etc. Came to the next screen asking if I want to do a install or repair, I picked repair and now......I'm looking at the background graphic that came up behind the two previous screens, my white cursor arrow....annd......it's just sitting there, for almost an hour now. It has yet to enter the next screen....see link below

Windows Vista Startup Repair - Wait for System Recovery Options to Locate Windows Vista on Your Computer

But, you see that background behind it, that is all I'm seeing right now. Am I just being impatient? I would think it should have moved to the next screen.Problem is, Windows and their infinite wisdom don't always tell you if something is in progress etc.

Answer:Vista interesting issue

Quote:





Originally Posted by quietus


I'm attempting to do a startup repair using a Vista Disc (burned copy), from a friend, on my laptop....a Dell. ...




You need to contact Dell Support and purchase a genuine Windows recovery disc.

OEM / Retail Recovery Discs + Recovery Instructions

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hello and thank you for reading my post in advance.

Yesterday I reinstalled my Windows 7. Everything went well, however, once I went into my BIOS settings after the install to set my primary booting device to the one which the OS is located on, it did not boot. I restarted and found a new entry along the booting drives, called Windows Boot Manager. I tried to start the system up from that and it worked but still it is weird. Windows is the only operating system I have on right now so there is no point in having to boot from the BM.
I tried a lot of things already to fix this but no luck yet. Do you have any idea how could I make it so Windows boots from my C:/ drive?

Answer:Interesting booting issue

Hello lymecore, welcome to Seven Forums!


If you have more than a single internal Hard Disk Drive connected the Windows 7 System boot files may have been created to another HDD and may need to be (re)created to the Windows 7 partition to sort this issue, start with a look at this tutorial linked below for some information on this; it would also be helpful to post a snip of Windows disk management for us to have a look at.


Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times




   Note

Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire Windows disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a maximized snip of that.
How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Seven Forums

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I recently had to reinstall windows. it was running fine for a while, then i got a BSOD. analyzed the memory dump to find that disk.sys had caused the problem. went to my cd, and took disk.sys directly from it and plugged it in. it was working fine for a while, then i got another BSOD,giving me the same error. Is there anyplace safe to get another disk.sys, or is that my problem. here is the analysis.




ERROR_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000185 - The I/O device reported an I/O error.

DISK_HARDWARE_ERROR: There was error with disk hardware

BUGCHECK_STR: 0x7a_c0000185

CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: DRIVER_FAULT

PROCESS_NAME: System

TRAP_FRAME: bacff894 -- (.trap 0xffffffffbacff894)
ErrCode = 00000010
eax=bacff920 ebx=8054a2e0 ecx=89ad8008 edx=89c33b50 esi=89c8ee38 edi=89c8eb70
eip=80570fe4 esp=bacff908 ebp=bacff918 iopl=0 nv up ei pl zr na pe nc
cs=0008 ss=0010 ds=0023 es=0023 fs=0030 gs=0000 efl=00210246
nt!FstubAllocateDiskInformation:
80570fe4 8bff mov edi,edi
Resetting default scope

LOCK_ADDRESS: 8055a4e0 -- (!locks 8055a4e0)

Resource @ nt!PiEngineLock (0x8055a4e0) Available

WARNING: SystemResourcesList->Flink chain invalid. Resource may be corrupted, or already deleted.


WARNING: SystemResourcesList->Blink chain invalid. Resource may be corrupted, or already deleted.

1 total locks

PNP_TRIAGE:
Lock address : 0x8055a4e0
Thread Count : 0
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Answer:[SOLVED] interesting issue

hello ,

what you need to do is run a (chkdsk /r) or a scandisk (same thing)

then do this

do you have a Windows Xp cd, not the restore cd's that come with some systems, the cd will have the Windows logo & 3D hollowgram/image on it

if you do not maybe you can barrow one from a friend/family member/co-worker as long as it is the same version that is on your system

if you have (Windows XP Home Ed. sp2 ) then the cd will have to be that / if you have a cd with (Windows XP Home Ed. )you will have to slipstream (SP2 ) onto a disk that you create

this also applies to (Windows XP Professsional )

http://www.helpwithwindows.com/Windo...p2-bootcd.html

now if you do have the Windows XP cd with sp2 please follow these steps

--------------------------------------------

performing a (sfc) system file checker

It is a scan that checks the core files & dlls of the (os) operating system and replaces them if they are corrupt or missing with the correct original version

start

#1 then select (run) , then press enter
a window will open
#2 type in ( cmd ) then press enter
another window will open
#3 type in ( sfc )then press enter
another window will open
#4 type in (sfc /purgecache) then enter / your pc will work like crazy / this helps in rebuiding the cache file (notice the space between (sfc & /)
#5 type in (sfc /scannow ) then press enter ( notice the space between the (sfc & / )

now a scan will start , have your (... Read more

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Have a client that has one of the more interesting usb issues i've seen. If the computer is on, and you plug in any usb key, it will not be recognized. If you turn the pc off, put any usb key in, and boot up, it will not be recognized. Howeveor, if you reboot the system, and add the key whilst the system is booting up, it will recognize it.

When it does not show up, it does not show up in windows explorer, nor can I map a drive to it. The OS is XP Pro. I have not tested any other usb devices in that port, only keys. But three of htose have replicated the problem.

any ideas?

tia,

v
 

Answer:Solved: interesting usb issue

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I have discovered that when I open a picture file (.jpg) from the desktop it opens fine, but when I go to close it Photoviewer freezes up. It only does it when opening picture files from the desktop.

If I open them from a folder anywhere else on the PC they open and close fine.

I've read tons of forums and help posts and tried everything recommended, but nothing fixes the issue. I have done a full repair/install on the system to no avail.

My system is Win7 Pro 64-bit.

This is driving me nuts!

Answer:Interesting explorer.exe issue

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Pretty odd behavior :/
Use the link above my signature to Fill in your system spec's page

Use Clean boot,
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
Click Start and type in the search box,
msconfig
Click on the suggestion on top or hit the Enter key,
Go to the Startup section and take some screen shots for a complete list,
Go to the Services section and on the bottom left Check the box to Hide All Microsoft services,
Repeat the screen shots,
See the links above my signature on how to take and upload screen shots here,
Cheers.

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A couple of days ago, the mouse cursor began making active just about any window it was passed over. For example, when in Photoshop, I'll have 2 or more images open and while moving the mouse from a tool pallette to the image I'm working on, if I pass the cursor over an image thats not at the front, the image thats passed over will become active.
I know there's a registry setting to change the mouse's behavior but I've looked/searched the registry for 'mouse' and I don't see any keys that look as though they are related to whats happening with this issue.
Can anyone point me in the right direction and help get my mouse behaving the way I'd like it to?
I did try a reapir install of PS, uninstalled and reinstalled the mouse drivers and tried another mouse. None of these things worked.

AMD 4600+ X2
BFG 7800GTX
ABIT Fatal1ty SLI
2 GB OCZ Platinum
Audigy 2
Logitech MX 1000 Laser mouse
Thunder 8 mouse pad
XP Pro
 

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Hi folks! As the title suggests, and I'm sure my post count will confirm, this is my first post on the forums here.

I'm having issues after an OS recovery with one of my Windows 10 machines. When I attempt to connect to my wireless router, it shows "Connected, Secured" but "no network connection" and no internet as a result. This same machine connects to my phone's hotspot just fine (This is, in fact the connection I am using to type this).

We have another desktop, a laptop, 3 Android phones, and 2 tablets all able to access the internet through the router (a Mikrotik Routerboard RB951Ui-2HnD provided by my ISP) with no issues.

I have reset both the PC and the router several times with no success. I tried changing the settings so that public and private networks would have the same levels of access...

Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated. I'm pretty much stumped at this point.

EDIT:
I performed a clean install and am still having this issue. Is it possible my router (which is set up for DHCP...) has somehow assigned a static/reserved IP for this machine and the PC is trying to get a new one and not being allowed to or something?

If anyone has access to IRC or something and would be willing to help, I'd love the input.

Answer:First post and an Interesting Issue

Hi, noted no-one's replied... seems strange it's not resolved with what you've tried.
Tends to suggest a hardware issue.

Presumably you've tried rt click the Wifi tray icon, Troubleshoot?
Have you tried an ethernet connection?
Presumably you see this in your tray.

I had some internet protocols mysteriously vanish over lunch when my PC was sitting idle..
I used
Tweaking.com's repair tool and chose just the appropriate repair.
(Saves recalling the commands).

Hope you've got it sorted by now.

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Howdy.
I've been running 7 for a while with no real issue except for a somewhat annoying bug that seems to be causing some kind of grief with desktop graphics.

Imagine the scenario; you boot up your computer, arrive at your desktop and decide you want to check your emails. You open up your browser, or email program and check your emails. No big deal. You now decide you'll leave your emails open and execute iTunes, WMP or play a game, great! 7 does it fast and doesn't beat about it. After a little while you're tired of your music or game and you decide to exit, on exit you discover you open window of your emails is completely corrupted, with stretched text, misplaced items or, completely unreadable.

Well this is what I have been experiencing from almost the beta versions. Now I am technically minded and have done a lot of testing on my hardware to be sure nothing is going ape with my graphics card. Games run fine, no artifacts or corruption.

The image attached shows what kind of unusual issue i am encountering. My first thought is nVidia's drivers. But there have been subsequent releases and bug fixes to iron out these bumps. I was wondering if anyone else has been encountering this kind of behavior. My graphics work fine under Vista, XP and Ubuntu, i've even run the win7 drivers in Vista and that was fine. So I'm thinking this could have something to do with WDM, because the same behavior can be induced if a window, overlapping another is closed or minimized.

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Answer:Interesting Graphics Issue.

Hello Xenova, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I have had a few distored windows like in your screenshot with old drivers in the beta build of Windows 7, but not nearly as bad. Usually moving the window or refreshing it fixed the issue. I'm using the latest NVIDIA drivers now, and do not seem to have this problem anymore.

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Hope anyone can help i have had this issue for some time.

First the problem:

Sometimes when i have had to restart my pc i have noticed my frame rate hits rock bottom, and also i have noticed alot of other things are sluggish. Ram seems slow, HDD transfer rates are slower, basically everything is slower. It normally takes turning off the PC, turning off the PSU and draining the power (Press the power till it beeps a few times) leave it for about 1hour and turn it all on again and then everythign is fine.
Everythign will stay fine untill either, PC crashes or auto update restarts it. I usually get 3-4days out of the machine until i have to repeat the cycle.
Now. The interesting thing, someone on the nvidia forums was complaining of low fps aswell, he also mentioned after looking at the Nvidia contorl panel it showed his PCI-E being only x1.
I decided to take a look. when my pc is running on low FPS sure enough my PCI-E is showing as x1. Today i have turned it on after being left off overnight and everything is fine and my PCI-E shows as x16

I first thought it was my PSU as it is one of the only items in the machine that was not originally replaced before Vadim went bust. Either the power is not supplying properly, i have a dodgy rail or something. But now i am pen to suggestions, I would liek to narrow it down as best i can as i dont want to pay out for a PSU i cant afford if it is not goign to fix it.

Any ideas anyone?

System Specs:

OCZ DDR2-1150 2x1024MB FlexXLC Editi... Read more

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Okay, so some time ago my computer would suddenly shut down on me. Whenever it wanted. Could be at boot up. Could be a few minutes on the desktop, a couple of hours in a game, a few seconds using MSN.

I find this NEVER happens in Safemode. And, I am not sure what the deal is. It only started happening recently. I can't even begin to describe what I think it might be. So, I formatted. And it KEPT happening. I re-installed all proper drivers for every device as is followed

CPU
cannot initialize CPU DLL -Amd Athlon 64 3500+
RAM
cannot initialize CPU DLL -Corsair XMS 1GB 2x
Motherboard
cannot initialize CPU DLL -Asus A8V-Deluxe
Graphics
This service cannot be started in Safe Mode HIS 4670 AGP1GB VGA
Hard Drives
cannot initialize CPU DLL 2 Maxtor Diamond HDDS.
Optical Drives
IDE DVD-ROM 16X
LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-812S
Audio
Creative X-Fi Audio Processor (WDM)

PSU is an X-Power 585.

I get the feeling something funny is going on with my soundcard drivers. I had to use the ones off the original disc it came with, (I am using an X-Fi Platinum), and that worked. Cause any new drivers I tried to use would not work, and I'd have to switch the card between PCI slots just for it to be recognized, and sometimes it was recognized as something else. Finally, it got recognized, I installed the original drivers, and for days it worked fine.

Now I am back to square 1, and I can't hardly stay in regular mode for...any amount of time really. Screen goes black, PC r... Read more

Answer:[SOLVED] Interesting Issue

Hi Des, I've worked on this problem a couple of times in the last month. There are a couple of different causes. Tell you what I;m supposed to be working with someone else on another issue pretty quick here. Let me give you some basic questions to answer for me, to help me help you. In the meantime I will do a little research on your specific problem and post back in an hour or so. At that point I should be free to work with you and help you resolve this issue.

Just answer them the best you can and if you dont know an answer its ok. If you already answered anything I'm asking in your first post just skip over it.

1). What kind of computer do you have? Laptop? Desktop? Dell, HP, Ect?
2). Whats your level of experience? Novice, intermediate, expert, or dont know squat?
3). What operating system are you using? Xp Home or XP Pro?
4). What antivirus are you using?
5) Please tell us a little about your computer. How old is your computer? Hard drive, processor, ram, Bios ver. Ect.
6). Do you have an Xp disk for this computer?
7). Does your computer have a floppy drive, CD drive, Ect.?
8). Do you have access to another working computer with an internet connection?
9). Did you noticed this problem occuring after installing anything recently?
10). Has your computer done a windows update recently?
and anything else that might help us help you. Remember we are trying to help from a forum so all we have to go on is what you can tell us.

Be back in a bit.

Thanks
Pat... Read more

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System...

MOBO : ASUS CUSL2

Processor : Celeron 566 ( OC'd to 756 )

RAM : PC 133 384MB

NIC : 2 x Netgear FA311

Modem : RCA Digital Cable Modem DCM305 ( one ethernet connection and one USB connection )

OS : XP Home Ed w/ SP1

Basic Setup : PS2 directly dedicated to one of the NICs and the modem directly in the other.

I'm new to networking so be nice ; - )

Here's the issue...

Ultimately trying to play FFXI using a PC and PS2. they work independantly very well and each NIC installed individually works beautifully, however w/ both NICs physically installed one of them cannot be installed. Do I need a switch/hub or am I missing something else. It seems to be a software issue but I am at a loss. I had it working with no NICs and connecting the PC by USB. I was hoping to have them both running thru ethernet ( the reason for the two cards ). Any help would be greatly appreciated...

this is what I have tried so far...

physically having only one card in and hooked to PS2...ok same thing but w/ PC...ok

one card ( and have tried both cards individually ) in different slot...ok

as soon as there are two cards physically in the machine when I reboot the first thing I get is...

Hardware Installation
"The software you are installing for this hardware: NETGEAR FA311/FA312 PCI ADAPTER
has not passed Windows Logo testing to verify its compatibility with Windows XP....Tell me why testing is important...blah blah blah...continuing may impair...blah blah...contin... Read more

Answer:Please help - interesting issue - NIC will not install

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Hellllloooo! I've got a somewhat unique issue on my hands here. I have an old HP desktop (used to be my parents) that I'm tinkering with and there are some interesting things happening with it. I'm usually pretty good with troubleshooting (plenty of builds under the belt) but this one leaves me puzzled.

HP pavilion 5000-series desktop
533mHz Intel Celeron processor
256MB ram

Okay so here's the issue: My parents decided to destroy the old HD (10GB) for whatever reason, which had WIN98 installed on it. Besides being old and slow, it booted up okay and had no serious issues. I had a spare 20GB drive from a different older HP, which I am trying to install on this machine. All up until this point is fine, and it powers up okay, POSTs all drives spinning and ID'd in BIOS. The tricky part is when I try and boot from CD. I have various linux boot CDs and DOS boot CDs. Every time I try and boot from a CD (even windows install discs) it will give me "no operating system found". I tried win98, win2000, winXP and various linux distros all with the same result. The boot order in BIOS is CD>floppy>HD so to my knowledge this should be working. I've checked all the jumper settings on these drives and they're all set correctly--and the live CDs shouldn't even need a HD. My gut reaction is that the CD drive is not reading properly, and the HD has a bad install on it. I honestly don't know what is on the HD ... Read more

Answer:Interesting issue, BIOS?

Start at the start.

Was the cd/dvd working BEFORE the HD changeout?

Did you check the cabling wasn't pulled loose?

Have you confirmed the boot disk works in another comp?

Can you slip the cd/dvd into another comp temporarilly to check it?
 

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I've got a user on a wyse thin client. On the wyse box, anytime she click on either 'attach' from the main ribbon or the insert ribbon, the attach window opens and the app freezes. When she opens a new email and drags and drops, it works fine. When she logs onto a pc on the domain, it works flawlessly. I've checked/done the following:

no disco'd network drives
reset nav pane
outlook in safe mode
dumping cookie and cache from IE
removing email profile and re-adding
cached/non-cache mode
switching between text, rich text, and html in the editor options
scanpst
repairing the ost
repairing outlook
repairing the entire damn 2010 office suite

Nada.

I'm thinking at this point it's her wyse profile that needs rebuilding, but given the endless vagaries of the dfs servers, I'd just as soon not do that. The wyse pulls it's image from our HQ, I've got hundreds of users on them, this one is the only one with this rather interesting and very frustrating issue.

thanks,

v
 

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Hi all,
Here is one for you:

I hope I can get all this straight in writing. My configuration is as follows:

1) Vista Business/Windows 7 (my machine)
2) Proliant DL360 (windows 2003 Enterprise sp2) Both net adapters hooked up.
3) HP Media Center Vista Ultimate/Windows 7
4) Home brew xp pro sp2
5) Home brew xp Home sp2
6) Home brew xp pro sp3
7) Macintosh G3 10.3.9
8) Xbox

Level One router WBR-3048
Level One usb net adapter
Netgear FS-16 switch

All this is fed by a comcast modem/router.

I have the comcast modem hard wired to the WBR-3048, from that router I am hard wired to #1, then also hard wired to the FS-16. The FS-16 is then hard wired to x2 to #2, #3, #5, #6, #7 and #8. As you can see I don't have #4 hard wired. The WBR-3048 is feeding a wireless to #4 via the Level One usb adapter.

So all this worked until today. Mind you all the machines have internet no issues there. However my network mapping on the entire network took a serious dump. On my machine #1, I can only see #3 now. Period. Ironically though I can remote desktop into #4, #2 and #3 with no issues. I have a printer hooked up to #2 (server) and everybody can print to it. I cant get into files on any of the other machines with the exception of #4 or use remote desktop.
In network on my machine #1 only #3 shows up now whereas as of this morning they all showed up including the damn G3.
Now on all the xp machines when I hit workgroup they all give me an error saying I don't have permission to do th... Read more

Answer:interesting networking issue

"Both net adapters hooked up."

Stop doing this and you will be fine. The server will become the browse master for the network due to OS. If the pcs are talking to one server ip and the server lists everything on the other ip there is no talking to the workstations when they request the browse list.
 

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Hi folks! As the title suggests, and I'm sure my post count will confirm, this is my first post on the forums here.

I'm having issues after an OS recovery with one of my Windows 10 machines. When I attempt to connect to my wireless router, it shows "Connected, Secured" but "no network connection" and no internet as a result. This same machine connects to my phone's hotspot just fine (This is, in fact the connection I am using to type this).

We have another desktop, a laptop, 3 Android phones, and 2 tablets all able to access the internet through the router (a Mikrotik Routerboard RB951Ui-2HnD provided by my ISP) with no issues.

I have reset both the PC and the router several times with no success. I tried changing the settings so that public and private networks would have the same levels of access...

Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated. I'm pretty much stumped at this point.

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I havea 333 (its a smoking machine i tells ya) and it was working fine in one case.

I removed the motherboard from the case along with all the other devices. I am a VERY anal person about removing / installing hardware and I amke sure I have a clean workstation, proper tools, the only thing i didnt do is ground myself.

Well, I have put it in a new case and now it is not working. The LED on the motherboard is not lighting up meaning what it is not detecting any power.

I have tried 2 different PSUs and still no light. I have removed it from its case, it is on my workbench and only has CPU and RAM in it as well as power, and still there is no light.

I have replaced CPU, RAM and PSU. I was VERY carefull when removing the mobo and highly doubt that i had scratched / damaged it in any way.

Does anyone have a suggestion?

Answer:Interesting Issue With Older Computer

You tried turning your header switches around.Did you use the spacer's so the motherboard dosent touch your tower.

Had twin Abit board's while setting them up. I pushed in to hard and flexxed the board .Just a tiny amount but enough to destroy the board.

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(was suggested I post this here as well... )

On another forum, this chick has that gaming mouse and keyboard.

the Razer Copperhead? gaming mouse brings gaming to new heights with its revolutionary 2000dpi laser sensor technology. Add 32KB of onboard memory, this intelligent mouse is a genre-defining weapon that makes for penetrating, explosive gameplay.

g15 keyboard.


REcently, she has come across a virus that hit her bios. She found out that the virus is actually in the keyboard and mouse. I asked her if she can reset them, this was her response.


*no. the minute I plug them in, they shut down my computer and scramble the bios.

i even tried just plugging one in at a time.

I never actually used CD's for them.

I talked to logitech about this, and they've had more than one person lately calling in with a similar issue. They are working on fixing it, but anytime you can store anything onto memory, inside the keyboard/mouse its possible to also store something malcious, like a keylogger as well and have it imbed itself.

so far, I don't know of (any) virus cleaner that will fix this issue. i've already talked to logitech, they said to trash them and either use ones with out memory, or replace them from scratch.

they didn't have any answers to fix it or safely clean them either.*


Any ideas on how she might be able to fix this problem? I'd hate to see her throw something like that away if she doesn't have to. ... Read more

Answer:cross post, - interesting issue

Razer Copperhead is not a Logitech product so you are talking to the wrong company if you have been talking to Logitech.





scynful79 said:





Any ideas on how she might be able to fix this problem? I'd hate to see her throw something like that away if she doesn't have to.Click to expand...

If there is truly an infection embedded in the hardware, the company that makes them needs to address the problem. In the meantime, the fix is to set the BIOS back to the proper settings and not use the devices. Hardware type infections cannot be fixed by malware scanners.
 

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Hello All,

I am having a weird problem with my internet connection lately. I have a Motorola Surfboard 5101 cable modem which was working fine for the last one year connected to a dlink 1310 router. From the last two days, I wasn't getting internet with my router, but I get everything when I connect the ethernet cable from the modem directly to my Mac. I thought the router had some issues and replaced it with a Belkin router. But I still face the same issue. Then I re-connected the ethernet cable from the modem directly to my PC now. And I can't get the internet unless the cable guy refreshes it or I do a manual reset. Everytime I change computers connected directly to the internet, I had to refresh. I thought the modem is at fault and replaced it with a Scientific Atlanta modem and I still face the same issue. Everything works with my Mac but nothing works with the PC unless I reset the modem.

One thing I noticed is that, Mac & PC both get a invalid IP the first time I connect, but some how with in 30 sec, Mac is able to refresh itself with a valid IP.

I called the cable guys and they tired for 2 hrs and left it to my own fate.
Please Help. Thanks In Advance
 

Answer:Interesting Cable Modem Issue

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Trying to get a friend fixed up here... she had her email account (inboxes and all) disappear from her Thunderbird 2.x. Local Folders are still there and she is receiving mail somehow, all her Inbox subfolders are still there and populated, but the mail account has disappeared from the tree and all her old Inbox contents are missing.

Now here's the thing: the entire original Inbox and the rest of the account are still there in the profile folder on the disk, but the folder tree in Tbird doesn't show them.

And now the really odd part: I created a new test account with fake settings... and it doesn't appear in Tbird's folder tree either.

Any thoughts on this?
 

Answer:Interesting Thunderbird mail issue.

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A friend told me that Firefox stopped working. It stated when launching Firefox that it could not load firefox profile and that another instance of it was running.  With no other instances running I asked him what was the last thing you did before it broke. He stated that he was hiding his data from others when it broke. I then looked into his system and his user profile was hidden from view even when logged in as him in C:\users for Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bitI asked him if he hid his profile and he said yes. I went into Windows and showed him how easy it is for anyone else to see hidden in the control panel properties for the system and then his profile was exposed to be hidden.I went to properties of his profile folder and unchecked hidden and it took about a minute to unhide all files and folders contained within it.Then went to launch firefox and firefox loaded with no problems.So for some odd reason Firefox doesnt like the user profile with hidden attribute. I personally would have thought that it shouldnt matter if the files and folders were hidden because they still remained with read/write permissions, but nope... If the user profile is hidden with all files and folders also tagged to have hidden attribute, it breaks Firefox version 40.0.1Figured I'd share this in case anyone else ever tries to hide their profile and data and gets in the same jam.Here is the procedure to show hidden files/folders globally on the PC http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windo... Read more

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Hi team !

This is the current scenario:

Installed Windows XP on an Arbor ITX board with an IDE 200gb HD.
All went fine, the installation went through, drivers were loaded and the computer runs great.
Several restarts later, all is fine, no problems found.
I decided to make a ghost image of the drive so i can back up the partition. I plugged an 160Gb HD, initialized and partitioned it and made the image via DOS with Norton Ghost using PARTITION to PARTITION method. All went fine.
Afterwards, i activated the 160Gb partition with Fdisk so it can boot. All fine.
I booted the machine with the new 160Gb drive, the windows XP blue bar appeared and all went fine.
After several seconds, windows blue screen with the small windows xp logo appears, however, it does not goes beyond that point. This screen is the one that should be reading "windows is loading" or "loading your personal settings", however, that legend never comes up and the machine stops loading the system there. I have to restart the whole computer and then I'm back to the same screen.
Curious thing is that the mouse is still working, i am able to move it around the screen, but cannot do a thing with it.

I can hit F8 to bring the boot menu and select Safe mode, however, it freezes during the safe mode loading and stays on the whole list of files being loaded.
Last Known Working Configuration does the same as loading normally.

Any ideas on what might have gone wrong?

Thanks a lot !
 

Answer:Solved: Interesting XP boot issue

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Hey there, everyone. I got a question I was hoping you could all help me out with.
So get this. Trying to install a Windows Vista upgrade on a Windows 2000 system. The only issue is, on the 2000 system, the boot file is corrupt or something. Now when running the upgrade installation, it cannot detect the 2000 OS to perform the upgrade. Windows 2000 System Repair does not detect the OS either. Should I just go ahead and start backing up everything on the hard drive, or perhaps would I be able to somehow avoid having to go through that?
 

Answer:Interesting issue with Vista installation

Brakian said:


Hey there, everyone. I got a question I was hoping you could all help me out with.
So get this. Trying to install a Windows Vista upgrade on a Windows 2000 system. The only issue is, on the 2000 system, the boot file is corrupt or something. Now when running the upgrade installation, it cannot detect the 2000 OS to perform the upgrade. Windows 2000 System Repair does not detect the OS either. Should I just go ahead and start backing up everything on the hard drive, or perhaps would I be able to somehow avoid having to go through that?Click to expand...

Are you using a full version of Vista to make the upgrade, or did you buy the upgrade version?
 

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A friend told me that Firefox stopped working. It stated when launching Firefox that it could not load firefox profile and that another instance of it was running.  With no other instances running I asked him what was the last thing you did before it broke. He stated that he was hiding his data from others when it broke. I then looked into his system and his user profile was hidden from view even when logged in as him in C:\users for Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bitI asked him if he hid his profile and he said yes. I went into Windows and showed him how easy it is for anyone else to see hidden in the control panel properties for the system and then his profile was exposed to be hidden.I went to properties of his profile folder and unchecked hidden and it took about a minute to unhide all files and folders contained within it.Then went to launch firefox and firefox loaded with no problems.So for some odd reason Firefox doesnt like the user profile with hidden attribute. I personally would have thought that it shouldnt matter if the files and folders were hidden because they still remained with read/write permissions, but nope... If the user profile is hidden with all files and folders also tagged to have hidden attribute, it breaks Firefox version 40.0.1Figured I'd share this in case anyone else ever tries to hide their profile and data and gets in the same jam.Here is the procedure to show hidden files/folders globally on the PC http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windo... Read more

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