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Window 8.1 JPEG displays in wrong color. Prints wrong, too. Black added.

Q: Window 8.1 JPEG displays in wrong color. Prints wrong, too. Black added.

With Windows 8.1, I am now having problems displaying and importing jpegs. They show in odd colors, with a lot of black in them. This wasn't the case early on, but now jpegs are impossible to work with for me. I
only use -- Windows Photo Viewer, and place them in WORD documents. Nothing fancy. I cannot find a resolution here or anywhere. Can you help?
This is crazy. When I try to save the BAD image, it looks horrible (blue, purple, heavy black frame) on my screen in PHoto Viewer, but I import it here and it looks fine. Please, help.

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Preferred Solution: Window 8.1 JPEG displays in wrong color. Prints wrong, too. Black added.

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I am using xp media edition. Ever since daylight savings time started the guide is off by one hour. I have reset the guide and I thought that last night it might have corrected itself because this was the original night that daylight savings usually occurs.

A:Window Media Player displays wrong time

ftg799 have you reset your PC clock?

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(This is an update to a problem I had awhile back that never got fixed/answered: Old Post

Here are my specs and the original post:

"I have an HP Deskjet 6988 hooked to a Gateway GM5472 desktop that's running Windows 7 32-bit.

The printer is inherited and said to have not been able to print for awhile from its previous owner (an old teacher friend), but it did automatically install when I plugged it in. No error lights are on, and I'm positive that the ink is good. The problem is that it is printing (the carrier is moving back and forth just like it normally would) but not producing any text or graphics on the sheets that come out. I've tried printing test pages, from notepad, from Word - nothing works. However, when I print from Firefox it works. I can't figure out why..."

New Developments:

Somehow, the printer is printing from browsers, but prints nothing in black. Black text online turns to some sort of gray-ish color, whereas black text in a Word document or a .txt file won't show up at all. It's as if it doesn't recognize the black cartridge, but I haven't seen an error light or alert saying anything like that... I'm really at a loss here, and I'll probably have to throw it out if I can't get it fixed soon. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance, as well.

A:Printer prints color, but not in black

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canon ip1500
I have cleaned and deep cleaned and manually cleaned the heads - the nozzle check printout prints one color and black only - alternating colors. Any advice at all? posted this a few days ago under a different title and no one replied.

A:printer prints black and one color...

Perhaps the contacts for the color ink tank need to be cleaned?

Also, as a forum etiquette suggestion I'd say you should post the word "bump" on your thread every few days to move it back up to the top of the list instead of creating duplicate threads. You should now click the "Report" button on your old thread to ask the moderators to delete it.

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My work printer is printing out the wrong colours. I have made sure the cartridges are in the proper slots lol .. they are brand new and actual canon cartridges. When I print out something that say should be yellow it prints out orange and today purple. I have ran the head cleaners, deep cleaning, etc.. tons of time and have wasted alot of ink ( several cartridges) as this has been happening for a while now. After i print out say 6 or so copies it will print out the proper colour. anyone have any ideas what is wrong with this printer?


A:Solved: Canon MP730 Prints wrong colours

Have you checked the print head alignment? If so the print head may be bad and need replacing.

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ok i dont know anything about my computers and my computer is pretty slow, so i goout to look for some advise to make it faster. i find a video that tells me 4 ways on how to make my computer faster. first was 'run' '%temp%' which i knew about, but did and deleted some stuff. next was disc cleanup, the person who made the video said it should take about 5min but it took mine 40min, when it was finished it said i needed an anti-spywear,changed my backround to saying' need anti-virus, computer at risk' and automatically downloaded an anti virus(i did the disc clean up last) b4 i did the diesc clean up i went to internet opinions and deleted all my browsing or w/e.

now i tried 3 out of the 4 and at the time they seemd to work pretty well so i look for another video this guy made, he had a video with programs to use. i tried 2 out of 4. ad-ware, good but took my internet away so i uninstalled. then avg free version. it kept having a pop-up saying 'virus' and i pressed force out or something like that because if i didnt it would continue popping up. then it said 'could crash computer' i pressed yes because otherwise it would continue popping up. then it said 'couldnt heal'. btw i also had this program pop-up stopper to stop pop-ups yet they still came through.

anyways to the problem. my computer is now all messed up. i tried to scan my computer with avg, after a min and 40sec nothing was scanned, so i decided its just time to make... Read more

A:I Added Programs And It Went Wrong

now i tried 3 out of the 4 and at the time they seemd to work pretty well so i look for another video this guy made, he had a video with programs to use. i tried 2 out of 4. ad-ware, good but took my internet away so i uninstalled. then avg free version. it kept having a pop-up saying 'virus' and i pressed force out or something like that because if i didnt it would continue popping up. then it said 'could crash computer' i pressed yes because otherwise it would continue popping up. then it said 'couldnt heal'. btw i also had this program pop-up stopper to stop pop-ups yet they still came through.I would say you're infected, more probably than not. I'll move you to the proper forum

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Comp freezes at startup, no responce, please help.
I removed some of 023 - Service lines, which i don't want to be running.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 16:29:51, on 9.5.2007
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
I:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
I:\Program Files\Eset\nod32kui.exe
I:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
I:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exe
I:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\sdhelp.exe
I:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.siol.net/
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A:Solved: Something is wrong - hijackthis log added

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I have had a SC3000 printer connectedin a network using PrintSir print server for several years. Today while printing a PDF from Arcobat Reader 6 some troubles appeared. The PDF itself took too long to print (about 30 minutes one A3). It stopped for about ten minutes, then printed one third of the paper and stopped again. Finally it printed the file out. The quality was usual. I have set the printer driver to 'BLACK' to have BW output. Afterwards I wanted to print out a DWG file from ProgeSoft IntelliCAD (I've never done it before). The printer started printing immediately, but the output was BW, however it wans't supposed to be. All colors were printed in black (even pure C,M or Y) and the print took too long. The printing head mover very fast, but the paper hardly moves. It seems like a very detailed printing method. After about 10 minutes the printing was finished and the outpud quality was usual. There was no distortion or skew, but all the colors were black. Since then all the printings look like that - regardless of the software I'm printing from. I've changed the printserver and tried even the original LPT cable. No change. I plugged the printer into different computer and tried original windows driver. No change. I've tried it under windows XP Pro, windows XP Home, Windows 2000 and now i'm about to try even Linux. There was no change. But when I press reset button on the printer, it starts to print usual ASCII data in PROPER spe... Read more

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The celephane has been removed from cartridge and the advanced tab has color
selected under printer. The Windows 98 Printer Test Page indicates
Color Support: No Cannot find printer instructions.... any ideas?

A:HP DeskJet 932C new color cartridge --only prints in black and white

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i formated my hard drve and reinstalled xp
now my keyboard types some characters wrong for example: " and @ are the wrong way around

anyone know what is wrong?

thank in advance

also sorry if this is in the wrong place or has already been answered

A:Keyboard displays wrong characters

in the control panel click on the k/board icon and check it is set for usa key board

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I have a pretty simple issue, but its bugging me..
I just got a new PC with windows 7 and got everything up and running fine, but the only problem is my Windows Live Mail desktop icon is replaced with a broken link or unrecognized file icon. The program functions fine, and if I right click on the shortcut and go to change icon, the right icon is displayed there.. but it doesn't appear on the shortcut. Same deal in my Programs folder and pinned to the taskbar. I attached screenshots to show what I mean (the desktop shortcut is under the open window).

Any quick fixes or does anyone know where the icon image is located so I can switch it to something else, then back to its default image?

A:Desktop Icon Displays Wrong

Quote: Originally Posted by murray2552

I have a pretty simple issue, but its bugging me..
I just got a new PC with windows 7 and got everything up and running fine, but the only problem is my Windows Live Mail desktop icon is replaced with a broken link or unrecognized file icon. The program functions fine, and if I right click on the shortcut and go to change icon, the right icon is displayed there.. but it doesn't appear on the shortcut. Same deal in my Programs folder and pinned to the taskbar. I attached screenshots to show what I mean (the desktop shortcut is under the open window).

Any quick fixes or does anyone know where the icon image is located so I can switch it to something else, then back to its default image?

You could try this tutorial Icon Cache - Rebuild first and if that doesn't work post back as others may have other ideas.

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I recently put in a new hard drive ( Maxtor ultra ata/133 80gb ) .
My bios is set to auto detect but it displays the wrong HD size; about 65 gb instead of 80. When I formatted and loaded windows none of the partitions display incorrect sizes, but the bios still does....
i put 5 partitions on the drive.

what should i do?
My Bios is Phoenix ver 4.0 release 6.0

A:Bios displays wrong HD size

Did you put the correct 80-prong ATA-100/133 cable on?
As far as I know, a BIOS only recognizes the combined size of the first 4 partitions of any HD, so if your 5th partition is about 15GB that explains dhe difference.

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my google chrome doesn't work

looks something like this

other pages are also missing things like text and layers

i deleted , something , i also reinstalled twice , clean install

A:Google chrome displays wrong!!!!!!!!!!

Looks to me like some Extension or setting that modifies what's to be shown.
I assume the easiest way to get back to the basics would be this way:
(The "regular" uninstall doesn't get rid of your personal settings/files)

Uninstall Chrome,
Delete C:\Users\<your username>\AppData\Local\Google
run CCleaner to make sure you got it all
Then re-install Chrome and see if that worked.


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Firefox occasionally (every 30mins) displays pages wrongly like theres noe frames - when i clear the cache and refresh its fine?

its FF3.01
Adblock Plus (its not this used it for ages and siabling does nothing)
McAfee site advisor
Splash screen

why does it do this?


A:Firefox Displays wrong occasionally


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I have a problem with which monitor shows an activated program.

For some reason, I have had a very small number of programs that when activated, it displays on my TV screen (2nd. option) without selecting this to happen.

When this happens, I minimize the program and drag it to the computer monitor and that seems to take care of it. But I don't know why this is even happening.

Tthe program for activating PPS with Microsoft Office PowerPoint is one that I can not correct by dragging it to the computer monitor. The reason being, that there is no way the PPS program can be "minimized" so that I can drag it.

Can someone help please?

A:Program displays on wrong monitor

When the program is open on the 2nd monitor, drag it to the 1st monitor and then close the program. When you open the program again, it should now open on the first monitor.


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I've tried searching all over the net, but I wasn't able to find anyone reporting this issue (or, maybe I just couldn't find the right key word to describe this issue). The problem is, when I have multiple tabs in IE10, it begins to have this weird issue where if I click on a different tab to switch to that page, IE10 still displays the page I was on before. The funny thing is, if I move my mouse over the page, the location of the links, etc are actually of the new page I switched to. If I view page source, it also confirms that I am in fact on the right page, so it's just the display that's wrong. I already tried resetting IE10, but the problem came right back. I don't have this issue with any other browsers. If anyone knows any fix for this, please let me know. Please don't tell me to use different browsers, as I don't consider that a solution (I already have firefox, and I have a reason why I want to keep using both IE and firefox on my PC, chrome is out of the window d/t its sneaky privacy invasion features).

Thank you,


A:IE10 displays wrong page on various tabs

That does seems to be an interesting issue one which I haven't encountered "yet" lol,
Open ie,
Use Alt+TO or gear symbol and Internet options,
Delete browser history Settings button,
Cache and databases section and Uncheck allow databases, Close.
Delete browser history and see if the issue returns.
Just to add when you delete your browser history Uncheck the top box then delete.

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Solved the problem myself but unfortunately I am not quite sure how I did it!!! Solution lay with the Nvidia display controls.

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
Nvidia Quadro
Samsung 2693HM (Main VDU) & HPLP2065 (left hand secondary VDU connected via VGA/Converter/HDMI cable)
Wacom Intuos 3 tablet
Previous setup as above except secondary VDU was a Hanns G. - worked perfectly.
Now I have cursor problem.

Previously as I moved pen from right to left, the cursor moved from the right to the left of the main monitor and at the mid point or thereabouts of the tablet the cursor moved from the main monitor across to the left hand monitor and continued from right to left. Now if I do the same, the cursor starts on the right of the secondary monitor, moves across to the left and at the mid point of the tablet position, it appears on the right of the main monitor ad continues moving left. One solution is to move the secondary monitor to the right hand side of the main one, but I don't want it there!
I have tried switching the display configuration on the Nvidia display setup area and also switching the primary monitor but neither solves the problem.

I'm not sure if this requires an adjustment on the display controls or the tablet ones. Also, why does it not work now when it was fine with the other monitor. All that has changed is the monitor and the need for a VGA to DMI convertor.

A:Dual displays, wrong tablet orientation

Easiest way to get the monitors to "change" sides is to do it in the Windows display properties. It is as easy as dragging and dropping one monitor to the other side,

Likely what you ended up doing in the Nvidia control panel.

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I purchased Scorpion motherboard (Intel 815T chipset) with Pentium III 1.3 Ghz. While startup, it system reads as Pentium III 1.3 Ghz but after Windows (I have loaded windows XP) gets loaded, and when I see information in My Computer Properties, It shows INTEL CELERON 735 Mhz.
What could be the problem? Is it board or processor or have I been cheated? Can this be fixed somehow?
Thanks for your kind help.


A:Processor displays wrong info after OS loaded

i had the exact same problem m8, i have a AMD sempron and while it was loading up it said it was a 2.6 (in the bios bit) an when the os loaded it said it was a 1.8. But my problem was that although it said 2600+ the processor was actually a 1.8. i dont know if this is the same issue with yours but make sure its a 1.3. If your sure it is all i could think to do is either overclock it to a 1.3 or u could try getting updates for your motherboard or even processor

hope i could help

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I have a Toshiba satellite A300 installed with Vista. I have had problems with the following:

In order to type "Emily", I have to enter ["][spacebar][Emily]["][spacebar]
Quotation marks only appear after pressing the spacebar or typing in another character. Typing the single or double quotation marks, immediately followed by the letter will result in a special character like:
['][e] - ?
['][a] - ?
['][i] - ?
["][i] - ?
["][e]- ?.....and so on

How do I change this so that the quotation marks appear when I type them and that the special characters disappear? Please, please, please help me!

A:Vista - Keyboard displays wrong characters

change ur keyboard language to US
Instructions for Windows Vista

Click Start and then Control PanelIn Control Panel, if you are in Classic View, click on Control Panel Home (top left corner)Open Clock, Language, and RegionClick on Regional and Language Options.Click the Keyboards and Languages tab and then click Change keyboards.Under Installed services, click Add.In the Add Input Language dialog box, select the keyboard layout you would like to add from the list available and click OK.The keyboard layout you added will be included in the list. To set the new layout as your default, select it from the list. Click OK to save your changesYou can switch between different input languages (= keyboard languages) by clicking on the Language Bar button or by pressing the Alt + Shift keys

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I am having a problem with Internet Explorer displaying the wrong pages. Sometimes, like 5 percent of the links I click on will take me to the wrong page. The strange thing is that when this happens it ALWAYS takes me to a page that I have previously visited instead of the page I was trying to reach. For example when I click on a link to ebay it will take me to google instead. Strangest of all, the address of the page that I was TRYING to get to will be in the address bar rather than the address of the page that is actually displayed.

I have deleted all cookies and temporary internet files. I have also ran Ad-aware 6 as well as Spybot both with the latest reference files. I have also purged my cache, cookie and history folders with PurgeIE. I use PC-Cillin 2000 with the latest pattern files. I have also ran Stinger. I am running XP home with IE 6.

I have posted the results of HijackThis below:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 5:19:47 PM, on 11/25/2003
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Dantz\Retrospect\retrorun.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\... Read more

A:Internet Explorer displays the wrong page

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I my laptop keyboard is now displaying incorrect characters after I cleaned it (just a wipe over with some window spray). I have bought a USB keyboard and am currently using that. For example:


Most keys are affected, even the enter/delete and number keys.

Any idea what is happening? Have I completely broken it?



Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5750 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3069 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 226580 MB, Free - 71650 MB; D: Total - 11891 MB, Free - 2239 MB; F: Total - 305168 MB, Free - 228333 MB;
Motherboard: Quanta, 30D2, 79.2E, None
Antivirus: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus Avira

A:Solved: Keyboard displays wrong characters

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ive recently added a wireless router inconjunction with my modem to enhance my wireless devices. but upon running speedtest 30minutes ago, download speed is about 39.15 and upload is 0.20??? could the router be at fault? because before I added router, my download speed was around 95.80 and upload 25 mbps..

ok, sorry bout that. it was due to having "bandwidth control enabled within router...I unchecked it off and its fine now. iam not used to using a router.

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I am having a problem where my keyboard displays the wrong keys. For example, the "K" key displays "2" and the "P" key displays "." It is mostly on the right side of my keyboard and mostly numbers interfering.
I have attempted to adjust the regional settings but they are all set properly. Also I tried to update/reinstall the keyboard and its drivers and that did not help either.

Please someone help soon, I am using a different computer to submit this or I wouldnt be able to type this out properly. The computer with the problem is a laptop so I have not attempted to use another keyboard on it but im sure that wont solve this issue.

The keyboard keys are Correct as far as I can tell pre-login when I type my password to login to windows the keys work fine. After logging in is when some of the keyboard keys start acting up.

A:Keyboard Displays Wrong Keys After Logging Into Windows

Sounds like your Number Locks is on.(Num LK)
Typically you can turn it off by pressing the Num Lk key, or by using a key sequence - ctrl + Num Lk.
Depends on the make and model of the laptop. Do you see a Num Lk key?

If you still have problems, let us know the make and model of your laptop.

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When I click on a line in a web site on a link in an e-mail it turns a bright yellow. It makes it very hard to read. How can I chance the color?

A:wrong color

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what do i do when the colors on my laptop are all wrong. tried color management, and set the default settings. Nothing changed it

A:color wrong

is this in a particular application on just in normal use

can you give an example -

what windows version

it may need the graphics driver reloaded
it maybe the properties of the display colour setting

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I have a problem with my computer's hard drive. I have recently formatted, re-installed windows 98 (In some thread here), then re-partitioned into two drives and installed XP. I noticed that IO was missing 250mb on drive c:. I than repartitioned into one drive, and installed XP Home. That is my current setup.

Drive c:, is 3GB and when going into C:'s properties it says it has 196mb free. However When I select all files in C:, and view properties it displays that all files total to only 1.73GB. So why does c:'s properties display the wrong disk space.

Windows is reminding me that I have under 200mb on the windows drive (c. I have hidden files shown.

Could someone please help me fix this problem, thanks.

A:Win XP displays wrong disk space. 1.3GB missing on Hard Drive.

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Hello Forum,

I bought a Satellite L50 B 27N with the Short Number PSKTQE.
I'm using this website to download the driver:

Is it possible that there are the wrong drivers displayed?
For example the Wlan is a Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 and not a Broadcom/Atheros one.

If I install the AMD graphics driver I get a windows message that the driver has stopped working. I tried to install Blutooth and other thing, but the number of not recognized divices in the device manager doesnt go down. I think the drivers dont match to the notebook.

Is there a list what drivers I have to download, or do I have to search everything manually?



A:Satellite L50-B-27N PSKTQE - Driver page displays wrong divers?

The drivers are not wrong but the different Satellite L50-B PSKTQE models could be equipped with different hardware; i.e different WLan modules.

Some of the units support Atheros, Broadcom or the Intel (there are 2 different modules) WLan card…

So you have to download the right driver

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My OS is Windows 8.1.
I partitioned my hard drive and labeled the new partition (H), the (D), is the recovery partition. I then created an image of the ©, onto partition (H), so if need be I don’t have to go through that wonderful reload of windows and update process.
I went to check out the partition and sure as poop there’s a problem! It is saying that the Image location is on (D), but date and time I created the image is correct. I also tried to select a system image, but the only one is the (D).  
Hope this enough info tried to attach a screen shot, but it was to large.

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If I use any program other than windows explorer to check my HD space, it says about 20 gigs left, windows right now says 0kb on both c, d and e partitions. I run off e at the moment.

A few days ago I deleted lots of files and just made a huge 15 gig txt file because I was bored... then I deleted the txt file and the space didnt change (I made sure it was deleted, I know the recycle bin doesnt do its job) and as the space didnt change I used a program called Rollback RX to rollback my HD to a few days ago.... so I got my deleted files back (from before the txt file) and checked windows says I am running out of space...

I defrag the e partition and it says 23 or 20 or something GB free... windows explorer said 30mb which has gradually decreased till now where it says 0kb free haha...
What the **** did I do? Any help appreciated... No sorry I can't download programs at all because my free space never increases even after uninstalling programs or even replacing files with empty ones to try and free up space...

A:WTF?? windows displays wrong amount of free disk space.

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My computer is running Windows 2000. I installed a game (Scrabble) that is incompatible with Windows 2000. When I tried to run it, my computer switched into a different video mode (color depth, resolution, etc.). I manually switched it back, and uninstalled the game. Now, however, all my icons appear in 256 color mode even though my display properties are set to 32-bit color mode.

I've tried changing the color mode back to 256 and then back again to 32-bit. I've tried reinstalling my video card drivers, and also tried updating them to the latest ones. I've reinstalled the drivers for my monitor. I've also upgraded to DirectX 8.1 (up from 7). I also deleted the file ShellIconCache and rebooted to recreate it. Nothing has worked. Everything else displays correctly including pictures, wallpaper, screen savers, web pages, etc.

Any ideas?

A:Icons Appear in Wrong Color Mode

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I just bought Inspiron 17 (5748) but after I setup it and login in to window a message error appeared  say
"True Color failed to apply the requested settings. Please try again. if the error continues, please re-install the application.
please advise .


A:Something wrong with true color Program

I have the exact same Inspiron which I just bought for Christmas and it happens to me as well.  
TrueColor is in the program list::   Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features
 I've selected it and choose to change/repair it.  It requires a reboot and I'll do that later... I hope the message goes away because it's annoying.

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Running XP on Medion 2.6 ghz. On startup, or on re-boot, when selecting my account name from initial screen (have 3 account names for family members), the color quality is reverting to 8 bit from 32 bit. I have gone into the properties menu for the Display properties, changed the quality back to 32 bit under Settings tab and saved as the desktop theme...but it still reverts to 8 bit with each new startup or reboot. This does not occur when starting under the other two account names. Where should I look-or to what function do I go to-to correct this annoying glitch. I am always able to change to 32 bit once started up and it stays as 32 bit until I either reboot or shut down and start again

A:Color Quality wrong default

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Ok so recently I purchased a gtx 460 hawk and have been having major problems in my games. I have flickering during different effects in SC2, and major color issues in Rift. Essentially, any game I play has an issue. Here is a rundown of my system

ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO motherboard
AMD Phenom II x2 555 CPU (Overclocked to 4.1Ghz and 3 cores as 4th was unstable)
4GB G.Skill Ripjaws DD3 1600 Ram (9-9-9-24 timings)
MSI GTX 460 Hawk
Antec Eco Neo 520W PSU
WD Caviar blue 500GB HDD
Windows XP SP3 32-Bit

Ok so heres the wierd part, the issue is temporarily solved whenever I reinstall the graphics drivers but the issue returns after a bit. I would be playing starcraft II and all of a sudden the game crashes and when I open it back up, the issue has returned and I have to reinstall the graphics drivers. My graphics card is not overheating as it is in a very well ventilated case and is running at stock speeds and I have also monitored the temps and they remain very low. I am fairly certain the card is not defective as I have already RMAed one and they simply replaced it with a new one

Any ideas on what could be wrong?

A:Wrong color fills with GTX 460 on WoW and Rift

I realize now I probably did not give enough information so I am going to add specs and a picture of what the error looks like

G. Skill DDR3 1600 4gigs RAM
MSI Hawk Talon Attack GTX 460 1GB Video Card
Western digital caviar blue 500gb HDD
Windows XP 32bit OS


the error will usually go away if i reboot the game but will occasionally progress and cause BSODs

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My OS is Windows 8.1.
I partitioned my hard drive and labeled the new partition (H), the (D), is the recovery partition from HP. I then created an image of the (C), onto partition (H).
I than checked the recover image through the recover process and the new image reads (D) not (H). The funny thing is, that the date and time is correct for when I created it.
Does anyone have some insight on this?
Thank you,

A:Solved: Image repair displays wrong partition drive letter, but right Time and date

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I installed Encarta 2005 on Vista x86. The program wasn't made for Vista but it works just fine with the exception of one irregularity. The Dictionary background color should be white but in Vista it's gray. It wouldn't be that big of a deal but I use the Dictionary all the time and it looks a lot better white.

In Vista's advanced appearance settings I changed "Application background" and "Window" to white.

I also inserted a new string value in each of the three Encarta dictionary keys that I could find (Window 255 255 255):
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Reference\L05AXLRD\EDICT]
"Window"="255 255 255"
"PluginPath"="E:\\PROGRAM FILES\\Microsoft Encarta\\Encarta Reference Library DVD 2005\\"
"ITSPackPath"="E:\\PROGRAM FILES\\Microsoft Encarta\\Encarta Reference Library DVD 2005\\EDICT\\"
"LocalPron"="E:\\PROGRAM FILES\\Microsoft Encarta\\Encarta Reference Library DVD 2005\\PRON.EIT"
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A:Encarta dictionary background is the wrong color in Vista

It's been a few years....
I have vague memories that this isn't so much the OS, as the browser.
If I remember right, (and someone will no doubt correct me if not) Encarta was basically written around IE4 - which was about as far from standard-compliant as it could get.
I doubt there's much you can really do about it.
You could try posting a query in the MS support forums at http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-winapps - they may be able to help.

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To all -

My first post in this forum, but I've been around the block a few times building my own machines (and for others), but a month ago i ended up springing for a dell xps 8300 desktop b.c i got a great deal on a scratch and dent system with an i7-2600 processor, 1.5tb drive, and an ATI 5770 1gb graphics card.
So long story short I've added one component and upgraded one existing component. The first was adding an SSD drive to the mix, which worked out wonderfully (i boot from power off to desktop in 13 seconds). Very pleased.
The second seemed to be just as successful...I replaced the stock PSU (460watts) with an Antec 650watt continuous power PSU (certified and all). Reconnected all the cables, crossed my fingers, turned on the power supply...got the green light on the motherboard so turned on the computer and all was fantastic!!!
The catch is..........I didn't notice until hours later i'd not heard a sound from the computer in quite some time. Tested by playing a few songs and nothing.

Here's where i got lost. In the "playback devices" (right clicking on the audio icon in the task manager tray) it shows the music playing (as in the levels are bouncing up and down). First thought - i'm an idiot and plugged my speakers into the wrong hole.....not the case. Second thought - speakers could be toast - not the case. Tested speakers on mp3 player and tested the audio cable by plugging headphones in the front audio ports (th... Read more

A:Dell XPS 8300 desktop PSU upgrade gone wrong, horrible wrong....no audio!!

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Last night, My MS Paint GUI went screwy.

It looks like it is out of Aero mode or something, but Aero troubleshooter found no problem & everything else is fine. I was having an issue with a video game for PC (full screen) which normally fiddles with the Windows theme, but I honestly dont know.

I dont like the adjusted look, and fear this is one of those simple problems with a insanely complex solution.

Thanks in advance, back later


This image shows what it should look like (Top) and what mine now looks like (Bottom).

A:MS Paint GUI wrong- Perhaps stuck in wrong mode- Example shown

I don't mean to insult your intelligence, but I have to ask because it's not mentioned: have you rebooted?

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My granddaughter was over yesterday and used my computer. Well, now when I click on a shortcut on my desktop it opens the DOS command prompt window. How can I fix this?

A:Wrong Window Opening

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Hello my fellow techguy.org/helonthe.net member. Here is my dilemma; my Lexmark X1100 All In One Scanner/Printer appears to be malfunctioning. My color cartridge is at about 60%. When I try to print color images (requires that I disable &#8220;print color images in blk&wht&#8221 it doesn&#8217;t work. All I get is incomplete images in black and white? What is the problem? Do I need to replace the cartridge? I&#8217;ve tried changing printing configurations, physically removing and reinstalling the cartridge, even reinstalling the drivers. What is wrong here?

Thanks in advance.

A:Lexmark X1100 - Color Cartridge at 60%, but no Color Prints?

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I am running WinXP, SP2. I have a Fellows Internet Touchpad installed. When I go to the Control Panel and select the Mouse, the standard Microsoft Mouse window opens instead of the Cirque Touchpad window. The mouse is identified correctly as a Cirque Ps2 Touchpad and the driver is correctly specified. The special functions of the touchpad are all working ok, however without being able to open up the correct properties window, I cannot make any changes. It used to work properly. I have tried uninstalling the touchpad driver and reinstalling the touchpad driver. That does not fix it. Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix it?

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Hi all. My girlfriend has an Acer Aspire laptop on Windows XP (Russian language OS) which I have just connected to an Epson CX7300 printer (purchased in Russia). The printer is connected to my English laptop and all is fine, but when connected to the Russian one, the print information window just comes up with vertical bars (e.g. IIIIIII).
Some windows come up in English and some others come up in what looks like it could be Arabic, written from right to left!
I selected Russian language from the menu when I first installed it and this problem arose. So, I uninstalled it and reinstalled, selecting Russian again and got the same problem.
Russian language is in the list, but somehow it's gone to Arabic!!!
Can anyone help me with a solution?
Thanks, Mark

A:Printer window in wrong language

Make sure the drivers were downloaded from the epson site and are in English.

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I have an unusual problem:

I have used a copy of XP Pro for a long time. About a year ago I began getting the boot screen that said I had shut down incorrectly, which I did not. As time went by this kept repeating so I un-installed software just installed, no help. Then it started getting worse, after the post beep (one) it went to the same screen again, eventualy going through this three times before it went on into Windows. Windows worked just fine, no problems. I finaly re-installed windows, went through all the updates, then it started again, the boot window that said I had shut down wrong. Finaly I decided it must have something to do with the motherboard so I removed the boot hard drive set to master in another computer, different mother board, did the same thing. Then I assumed it must be something. So I decided it must be the hard drive, got another hard drive, placed it in the original computer, installed XP Pro, after rebooting several times with no problem and going through updating 75 updates including IE8.
now I thought I am hove free, shut it down by clicking START/SHUT DOWN/THE SHUT DOWN ICON HAS A BALOON ON IT THAT SIGNALS NOT TO SHUT DOWN, THE SHUT DOWN WILL TURN ON THE COMPUTER. Next morning I turn it on there it is again, the white text, black bachkground stating that you "you idiot you did not shut down right" I click to go on into windows, no problem XP works just fine.

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A:boot window says I shut down wrong

You started a thread on a text matter on 24 December 2009 you NEVER replied
You started another one on 28 December last year on PDF matters - you never replied.
ARE YOU GOING TO reply to offered help on this thread?

To give you a chance of help
"you idiot you did not shut down rightClick to expand...

That is not a message offered on any genuine Microsoft software.
Is THIS a genuine XP installation, legally in use.

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Have not seen this problem referred to anywhere, and would appreciate any suggestions.

I use IE 6, and sometimes (not always), when I have two or more IE windows open and click on a bookmark in one window, the bookmark will open in the other window.

In other words, the background window opens the bookmark I was trying to open in the foreground window.

I tried playing with the Reuse Windows for Launching Shortcuts setting in Internet Options, but this did not solve the problem (only refers to LAUNCHED shortcuts).

This irritating little glitch is driving me crazy.



A:IE Bookmarks Open in Wrong Window

On the desktop,go to Start -> Settings -> Control Panel, then Add/remove programs.

Once there, go to your version of IE and then "Add/remove." you really can't truly get rid of IE, but you'll get 3 options:

-Add a component,
-Repair IE
-Revert to previous installation

Choose the Repair IE option first.........
You will then be prompted to reboot and that will hopefully take care of the problem.

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When I insert a CD in either of my two drives the window that jumps up giving me the options of what program to use (CD Properties ) is maximized and takes up the whole screen. This just started happening. If I double click on the top blue titlebarlbar it goes back to it's smaller (normal) size. I tried holding down the ctrl. key and closing the window but the next time the computer boots it does the same thing. It is not possible to drag this type of window in any way. The only option for this type of window in the upper right corner is an X to close it. It may need a registry edit but I don't know how. To access a similar type window open "my computer, right click on any drive, the window that opens is the same type. Any help would be appreciated.

A:CD Properties Window wrong size

Minimize it again and this time hold down shift and close it off.

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Hi everybody,
since friday we have a strange problem with some clients and ARP answers. We notice that our switch recognize wrong MAC addresses on some ports.
We use wireshark to see what happens and we get the following:
5 clients: (XX:XX:XX:F7:52:75) (XX:XX:XX:38:d1:a8) (XX:XX:XX:c2:b0:b9) (XX:XX:XX:88:c7:4f) (XX:XX:XX:7b:67:4d)
Wireshark runs on client 1 (, promiscuous mod off)
Client 5 ( send a broadcast arp question (who has - tell and client 1 ( is sending ARP replies with src = XX:XX:XX: 38:d1:a8. (XX:XX:XX:38:d1:a8) is offline (network cable removed) and has no entry of (XX:XX:XX:38:d1:a8) in his arp cache.
The clients run Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
Why we get these phenomenon and how can we solve it? Is there maybe a problem with some updates of the last patchday? 

Thanks for the reply and kind regards


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