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[Solved] XP Main Page Reversion

Q: [Solved] XP Main Page Reversion

XP always reverts back to "main/First" page after 10 minutes or so. I am using a screen saver, and it works fie, comes on in Apx 8 Minutes. How can I disable XP from reverting back to it's main page. i.e I want it to stay ON, even though I may not be using at the time.
Nick G.

Preferred Solution: [Solved] XP Main Page Reversion

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You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: [Solved] XP Main Page Reversion

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How do I get back from IE 8 to IE 7. Help please , a newbie

Mod edit: remove email address.

A:Reversion from IE 8

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I've been trying to figure out how to get the RSS feed for the news articles under the "Featured" tab on Yahoo's main page (located directly on yahoo.com). There are always 5 articles on it, which seem to be specially hand picked by Yahoo staff.

Does anyone know of a way to get the RSS of only those 5 articles? (I am pretty sure that it would have to be something custom.)

Thanks in advance

A:Yahoo RSS for their Main page?

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Dear Forum:

I use Internet Explorer 8 in Windows XP 3. My main browser mainpage is MSN. I have others like Google, and Yahoo. I prefer MSN as the main browser, however. For the last three days or so, when I log in to get on line, I've seen the top part of the MSN page-the part that includes the headlines and address bar (so I can navigate to other pages), has simply been erased or something. Only the bottom parts of the headline lettering appears. Other people appear to be having this problem as well. I don't have any bugs in the system as far as I can tell. What's going on? Is MSN being targeted? The Microsoft main site would probably charge me an arm and a leg for a fix that they should be providing their customers for free. The Google and Norton toolbars are there, but they have never blocked out the MSN main pages.

Any suggestions? Steve

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I have an Acer Aspire One with Windows7. I was working as usual, saving files to a folder I created called "Documents" on the C drive.

"Documents" contains thousands of files I imported from my old computer through an external hard drive. It's been working great.

Suddenly, without warning or alert or notification, the folder "Documents" reverted to what it looked like about seven weeks ago. When I was first importing stuff from the external hard drive to "Documents," I did half of the folders, then the other half about a day later. I now have that first half of those folders, without the additional files I have added in the past seven weeks. The second half of the folders has completely disappeared.

There is nothing in the recycling bin. The folders have not been moved to another accessible location. Searches for my missing files find the shortcuts and/or "recently used" notations, but no files. The computer has no record of these files other than the shortcuts.

All folders and files outside this "Documents" folder are fine and up-to-date. A game I installed about an hour ago is fine. My browser's history is fine. I just have problems in this one folder.

Does anyone have a CLUE what could have happened???!!

A:What the??? Strange reversion of folder!


There are a few possibilities. First, could you have a virus? Download Malwarebytes and run a scan.

Second, could it be write caching is enabled for that disk, and you lost connection before the files were written? Did you unplug the drive without using Safely Remove Hardware?


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I was using WMP in Windows 10 quite happily with my 5 playlists showing up ok, but since I reverted back to Win 7 (thankfully!) WMP refuses to show the playlists despite them being in the right folder (the one listed in my Settings as the Default Save location). If I open them up using Windows Explorer I can add to them & save them but they still won't show.

I've tried all sorts of fixes from deleting everything in the WMP folders in AppData through clearing out all the temp files etc I could find. One instance of running the Windows Troubleshooter did seem to indicate that the database might be corrupted but when I "soft" deleted it by changing the name, WMP chose not to rebuild it so I was left with a basically reset program - not what I expected or wanted obviously so I had to revert back to using the original one.

Anyone any other solutions I might try to see if I could get this sorted (preferably not reinstalling & rebuilding from scratch).

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Ok, this is really weird. I've looked high and low to see how I could fix this but haven't figured it out. I have had IE 8.0 installed since it came out. I can access every webpage on the planet except the yahoo main page. If I type "mail.yahoo.com" or "sports.yahoo.com" I can see those pages fine. But acessing plain "yahoo.com" just gives me a blank page and the bar at the bottom just says "done". It doesn't say "cannot display page", the page is just completely white. I've checked all my settings and can't figure it out. I had a bout with a virus about a year ago and thanks to several great people on this board, I completely clensed my system and have had no problems since. I had no issues accessing the main yahoo page with other versions of IE.

I have firefox installed and can acess yahoo there just fine, but I use both browsers for various tasks and this one is just plain bugging me. Anybody have any thoughts?

A:Cannot access Main Yahoo page with IE8

Well, in my experience with it, IE8 is a little finicky with the syntax of what you type into the address bar.Click this link and see what you get: http://www.yahoo.com/Also, try typing just yahoo, then hitting Ctrl + Enter on your keyboard (Save 15 Keystrokes ? Use Ctrl + Enter to Complete URL - How-To Geek)

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Can going to a website change your desktop wallpaper ? I have a photo on the main screen that is on my hardrive . One day the main wall paper changed and I put it back and it is ok .
Weird I scanned with freeAVG spywear ,adware ,., spybot I have Norton 2008 IS it was free Aslo protected with free spywearblaster .
No sign of infection. Should I be concerned and can you tell in hijack if there is a problem ?

I am not as computer literate as a lot on this forum and would appreciate what the experts think.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:58:52 PM, on 3/21/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\... Read more

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But once logged in it is fine:


When I log out, it takes me to the way the page used to look. Are they working on something?

Here is the secure page, which is normal? What's up? My account is fine as well.



A:Facebook Main Page Looks Strange Today.

Oh yes. I tried it right now. The image is missing on the home page for me. I generally am logged into facebook all the time. So I wouldn't notice. I just logged out and then tried logging in and saw this.

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I hit the home button in firefox, which is supposed to go to google, and i noticed that it was taking longer than usual being that google usually pops up immediately after I press the button. After a couple of seconds I saw the familiar google logo that I am used to and then I looked up to the address bar and saw this address: http://search.entru.com/?s=21983 I refreshed the page thinking I had maybe done or clicked something that copied that web address there and once again after a couple second I saw what looked like google. Then I opened another window and went to the actual google site. Once there I could see that there were differences. The colors although close were not exactly the same and the text, like advanced search was not only very weird looking but it was spelled advances. The last difference I saw was that on the real google page there was a bar at the top of the page with the News, Video, Shopping etc... links and on the weird page there was no bar at the top. Does anyone out there know what it is? I doubt that its just google hit with a domain smack or anything like that.This seems really shady and I wonder how my home got set to it in the first place. If you know what this is PLEASE ADVISE.


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On my outlook express 6 the outlook express main folder hasn't changed for ages. It's still saying that there are two undread messages from ages ago! I am recieving emails ok, I can just go straight into my 'inbox' folder but does anybody know how to stop this from happening?

Let me know, it would be appreciated


A:Outlook Express 6 main page problem

Here is an article from the newsgroups that tell you how to adjuct the message count for XP.
"Doug Knox MS-MVP" <[email protected] wrote in message
news: [email protected]..
To reset the message count, click Start, Run and enter REGEDIT

Navigate to:

HKEY CURRENT USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UnreadMail

Look in the subkey for each e-mail account. The value you're looking is MessageCount

Double clickthe MessageCount entry and set the value to 0.

To disable this option completely visit my web site,
www. dougknox. com and go to the Win XP Fixes section. Follow the link for Disable/Enable Unread Message Count

"Do not Panic! Your password is correct. It just looks wrong!" - MS-MVP
KellyClick to expand...

Link to article Here

Let us know if that helps or if you need help in using regedit.


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Already found the wayout of thi problem!
Problem with Iexplorer main page,always open( !Yee I now this is most often problem,but i need help with it,and regedit dosn't help with it!May be i'm doing something wrong or not doing something! Adware dosnt help!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 16:33:25, on 2004.10.17.
Platform: Windows 2000 SP2 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVGUARD.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVWUPSRV.EXE
C:\Program Files\Symantec\TalkWorks\WFXMOD32.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\tacr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\TalkWorks\WFXCTL32.EXE
C:\TYPSoft FTP Server\ftpserv.exe
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Well once again my computer is overrun with spyware. It seems like no matter how many times I try and fix this it always gets messed up again.

First of all, we have these endless pop-ups, all titled "Aurora"

Second of all, the homepage has been hijacked. No matter how many times I try to change it back to Comcast.net it keeps coming up as "res://C:\WINDOWS\system32\shdocpl.dll/security.htm#subID=MPV;401". I've run Ad-aware and the VX2 Cleaner... as well as clean-up and SpyBot search and destroy. I tried to get rid of the homepage thing in Hijackthis, but it keeps coming back.

Oh and my virus program, Norton, hasn't been working at all... It won't let us reinstall it or anything...

I need major HELP!

here is my log:

Log was analyzed using HijackThis Analyzer - Updated on 1/7/05
Get updates at http://www.greyknight17.com/download.htm#programs

***Security Programs Detected***


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:03:18 PM, on 5/16/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
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A:Endless Pop-ups, Main Page Hijacked, spyware sucks, etc...

Download Ewido Security Suite at http://www.ewido.net/en/download/ and install it. Update to the newest definitions. Do NOT run it yet.

Please download nailfix at http://users.pandora.be/bluepatchy/nailfix.zip (for Windows XP) or http://users.pandora.be/bluepatchy/nailfix2k.zip (for Windows 2000) Unzip it to the desktop but do NOT run it yet.

Reboot into Safe Mode by hitting the F8 key repeatedly until a menu shows up (and choose Safe Mode from the list). In some systems, this may be the F5 key, so try that if F8 doesn't work.

Once in Safe Mode, please double-click on nailfix.bat (or nailfix2k.bat if you have Windows 2000). Your desktop and icons will disappear and reappear, and a window should open and close very quickly --- this is normal.

Next run a full scan in Ewido. Post the log from the Ewido scan here.

Run a scan in HijackThis. Check each of the following and hit 'Fix checked' (after checking them) if they still exist (make sure not to miss any):

F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe C:\WINDOWS\Nail.exe
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = res://C:\WINDOWS\system32\shdocpl.dll/security.htm#subID=MPV;401
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = res://shdocpl.dll/asst.htm
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {006F6BB1-58B6-49F7-8E73-046CE703D08C} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\obhe.dll (file missing)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [pgvdcflh] C:\WINDOWS\System32\qtlnvjb\pgvdcflh.exe
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Hello all,

Can this be caused by an infection?
While on the www.bleepingcomputer.com main page while using IE9 if I left click anywhere on the page it turns a dark background.
Same thing happens on all machines using IE9, if I check the compatibility view the page is fine. Is this a problem with the website or my machine?
Am I infected? is vey annoying!!!!

Win 7 64Bit
Intel i5 3.4GHz
Nvidia GTX 550
Bluray Drive

Youe feedback is greatly appreciated :-)

A:Computerbleeping.com main page goes dark in IE9. What can be causing this issue?

It happens to me, so you are probably not infected, but since you posted anyways lets make sure:Hello,And welcome to BleepingComputer.com, before we can assist you with your question of: Am I infected? You will need to perform the following tasks and post the logs of each if you can.Malwarebytes Anti-MalwarePlease download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-... Read more

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Im at work rigth now and we have two computers. The one Im typing on works just fine. The second one has a little problem... Internet Explorer takes about 5 minutes to startup the main page WHATEVER the main page is. Once the first page is loaded, it works just fine, highspeed as it should. I started the day with IE 6 and updated it to version 7 thinking it might help but nope, no change. The computer has been scanned with Norton antivirus Corporate edition, up to date as well as Ad-aware SE plus. The Cookies, history and all have been cleared and I defragged.. In case that helps...
So whats going on? Im thinking it might be corrupted files in the IE program itself that cant be fixed by just updating IE, then i might need the windows XP cd to fix it?

What else could it be?

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My OE 6 address book main page displays a default 4 headings: name, email, home phone, business phone. I can rearrange, stretch or shrink these, but can't figure how to display any other headings. Fax number or mobile number would be useful to me on the main page. At present I open a person's individual identity file to see them, a tedious process.

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Edit: Doh! I've fixed it. I checked an option by accident in Firefox's advanced tab by accident yesterday.

Silly me.

A:Firefox blocking main YouTube page redirect?

Go to Tools and select Options (or Firefox Button and Options..), click the Advanced Tab. Inside here click the General Tab and deselect "Warn me when web sites try to redirect or reload the page" under Accessibility.

You may see if whitelisting YouTube for NoScript helps.

You could also try disabling/enabling Auto-reload:
In a new tab type "about:config" and search for "accessibility.blockautorefresh".

To block it - set it to true
To unblock it - set it to false.

You may also have a third party addon corrupting YouTube on Firefox.

You might also see if this helps:

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ok, hi, im new, and not really good with computers. Just recently, like today, when i turned on my computer, the very first screen, the hp invent screen, appeared like normal. It has the esc=bootmenu and the F1 Setup options as well as F10 System Recovery. AFter that screen, it becomes black, with a little typing ticker in the upper right corner. The windows xp starting thing doesnt even show up. The only way i can get to windows is if i use bootmenu, and sometimes that doesnt even work. System Recovery doesn't work at all. Does anyone know what is wrong? Is it a virus?

A:Main page will not load, goes directly from Intel Screen to black

Hello aron805 I'm just a beginner myself and know the feeling anyway try this link it may help.

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I am running ASP.NET application using IE 7.0.
I have Home page ,which composes of few links to other pages and also a breadcrum links on top of home page.Home page is desgined in such a way that we are using iframe in home page html under which different pages are loaded.

when user clicks on different links we are loading different pages inside iframe within home page..and also at the same time we are change the breadcrum appropriately...E.g. on click of 'Page1' link ,we load page1 inside iframe and also in breadcrum it will show as "Home\Page1" ....now user click on Page2 link..now we load 'Page2' in iframe... and breadcrum will show as "Home\Page2"....Now user user 'back button' of browser,now browser will load 'Page1' in frame but breadcrum is still showing "Home\Page2"...
My query is breadcrum should also have been Changed which is part of home page.
As of my knowledge when we use 'Browser Back' button,page will loaded from broswer history cache.Back button hit will never executes any code written in Asp.net aspx page.This is purely browser caching issue.

I assum broswer might be storing only iframe content (storing entire home page) in browser history cache.... So hence retireving only iframe content...

If my assmuption is correct if u have understood my problem correctly ...Could some one help me solve this problem.

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OK, FF again. My main page usually is on Fox news. Most articles at the end have user comments on the article. Now, all of a sudden, no comments show up. If I'm on Edge, no issue, comments are posted. Is there a setting I need to change or what? I like FF but if for not having Java anymore.

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Deleting, I am missing data, sorry!!!!!

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new to this and not to good on the technical jargon..

basically i used to be able to load websites up then they stopped loading now and again and now they dont load at all.\
for eg: ebay i can go to the website search it all but click on the sign in and it just wont load.
there are other web pages which just wont load at all and just get the load thing and a blank screen.. and then time out.

ive done the AVG thing, spybot search and destroy, spyblaster.. and reset my router but stil nothing!!!

using windows xp and IE8

A:Can't load websites, or can load main page but then links don't load

How are you connected to the internet?

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Used Spring Cleaning program to clean up registry and it deleted Norton from my system tray (NAV still runs in background and I can run LiveUpdate ... can't run 'main' NAV from All Programs - to scan manually). Have the original installation CD so i can delete and reinstall but am concerned that my 'subscription' will not be in effect and can't find an email address for Norton (where they will be respond). {Install is for Norton 2002 but have renewed each year}

Suggestion for how to get NAV 'main' program to run??

have WIN XP SP1

A:Solved: Norton Main Pgm Won't Run

Uninstall and reinstall it. your subscription will be fine.

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This NET. Main Frame 3. 5 SP1 shows up in my PROGRAMS & FEATURES. It will not update. I tried to uninstall, but instead it acts as if it is INSTALLING and not UNINSTALLING. How can I manually uninstall
I have a NET. Main FRAME Client 4.0
What is the purpose for NET. Main Frame 3. 5??? or 4.0???

My OS is Vista.

A:Solved: NET. Main Frame 3. 5 SP1

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I think my hd is on its way out. Lately I have to used the OS disk to fix corrupted files more often. And after start up, the hd making noise sort like it doing formatting, and won't stop until at least 15 minutes later.
So my question is: Is it the hd going bad? If it is, then how can I make a duplicated or moved everything on it, including the operating system, to a new hd?

My second question is: The computer is fast off line and online such as surfing the net. On a particular site, it really slow. It's not the site because my other computers load it fast (older computer too).

The OS is window Vista 32. Dedicated video card. 2.5 ghz cpu speed, dual core AMD.

Thanks in advance for your input/help.

A:Solved: Duplicate of main hd

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My ISP is sending me two ethernet over powerline adaptors with a new service they have started. It needs an etehrnet connection which is very close to where I have a switch so I don't need to use the powerline adaptors for their intended use.

Instead I want to use them in replacement of the wire that currently runs between my router and my switch (switch is the only thing plugged into the router), what is the usual speed of these ethernet over powerline adaptors?

Also are they usually reliable enough to use as the internet backbone of my network?


A:Solved: Main power networking

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my friend want to buy a new pc , but he dont want to buy a display for it, want to use it with his lcd tv. I havent seen that LCD's pin connections .(ONIDA 26LM100F). It has one DVI ,and one "D-sub" (is that VGA?) a blue female type connector with 15 pins.

my question is can he connect his pc with that lcd ? need any adaptors? what kind of cables? how to check that connectors are working fine without connecting to a pc?

A:Solved: connect LCD TV to PC as main display

There are two types of monitor plug, DVI and D-sub and the lcd tv has it. Definitely you can!

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yesterday may 26 my internet was working fine, but when i came home and tried to get on the internet wouldn't work. NO ip, no subnet mask, default gateway or anything. my laptop and main PC are connected to the same network and i have to do this from my laptop and it still works on the internet from here. the main PC says connected: 100mpbs 0 packets sent and received and again no address type no IP address no subnet mask no default gateway and NO internet connection so if you know what the problem is please help

A:Solved: Can't connect to internet on main PC

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Winamp is only appearing as a shortcut on my Vista taskbar and the
playback settings are appearing on IE7.

Other than that, I cannot get the main console of Winamp to open up?

(it was opening fine yesterday)

A:Solved: Winamp - how do I get to the main console?

any takers on this one?

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On outlook express, when it first opens, the main window has gone, which has a link to MSN Explorer i think, and says how many unread email messages you have. Is there anyway to get it back, because I liked it better than opening on to a blank white screen, or my inbox. Thanks.

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I currently have a wireless network set up at home which I connect to with a PC and 2 laptops. The PC runs XP and the laptops Vista.

I cannot connect to the internet on the main PC but have no problems on the laptop.
I have looked on various help websites and run the IPCONFIG/ALL tip. All info looks to be correct with IP address as usual.

Can anyone give me advice as to how to fix this?

A:Solved: Network connected but no internet on main PC

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Hi everyone

I have a computer at work with all the information I need. I would like to be able to access this from home on my laptop. Whats the best way for me to do this? I have wireless on my laptop.

Thank you in advance.


A:Solved: Accessing main computer from Laptop

What version of Windows is on each PC?

How does your work laptop connect to the internet? (if its via a local network, which then connects to the inetrnet via a router there will be firewall issues)

How does your home PC connect to the internet?

Does "your work" actually permit a remote connection (and how do they manage the implied security issues if they do?)

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I really hope someone out there can help as I have absolutely no idea what to do! My kids have been playing on the computer and now my screen saver, main menu buttons etc are upside down! Everything works perfectly fine you just have to tip the screen into a "portrait" position to do anything. I have tried turning off and unplugging but to no avail. We have a standard uk keyboard as apposed to a querty french keyboard and I suspect a button has been pressed somewhere! Hope someone out there has had a similar problem and can help. I am not very technical so would really appreciate answers in very plain computer speak! Thanks very much.
French Fancies

A:Solved: Please help! Screensaver and main menu upside down!

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Is there a way to set the main Windows font on Windows XP?
I think it currently uses Arial, and I want it to use Lucida Grande (which I have installed) for folders' names, Windows' titles, etc...

A:Solved: Changing Windows' main font?

Check out http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-6184922.html

BUT, you may run into trouble when you want to change it back.

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Here is the situation. My customer called me and said his computer keeps booting in an endless loop. I suspected a corrupted master boot record. I went to his house, booted up into the Recovery Console, did memory checks and such, and did a FIXBOOT command. Well, this did nothing for me except give me some typing practice. I noticed too that I can't get it to boot into SAFE MODE.

When I rebooted it, it came up with the infamous "NTLDR IS MISSING - PRESS CTRL-ALT-DEL TO RESTART". And then it gets really exciting!! I tried rebooting again and got the BSOD 0x0000007f error. Well, I did all of the normal processes of elimination by removing one RAM module at a time (but memory already checked good so it was more of a second check than anything else) and disconnected one CD/DVD drive, although since I worked on the hard drive last, it just makes sense that something went awry on the hard drive.

Moving right along, I removed the hard drive and connected it to my Linux laptop (gotta love Linux!!!) and Linux sees all of the folders and files. I think something got messed up in the boot sector but now all I can get is a constant BSOD. Let me just clarify one point I left out above....the BSOD appears when I try to boot from the Windows XP disc in an attempt to get back into the Recovery Console. I think that perhaps the FIXBOOT and FIXMBR commands jacked up some pointers and now the processor doesn't know where to look so it stops.

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A:[SOLVED] BSOD due to main hard drive

Hi Mike, you know I've been seeing this kind of thing alot lately. It ususally ends up being just like you said a totally messed up boot record. Now how this comes to be I really haven't found out yet, although I suspect some sort of a Win update, 3rd party service conflict that is occuring to all these computers. Although you may very well be able to resolve this without a reinstall, since you are able to recover the info with linux, the easiest fastest way to fix this persons computer is going to be to get the data, use kill disk to wipe the drive and do a format and re-install. Believe me the client will thank you since the computer will most likely work better than ever. If you need a link to download killdisk just let me know. I'm sorry I don't have a better fix for you, but I have tried everything else with this problem and as I said this was always the easiest fix.

Let Me know if I can help further.


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I cannot get the MC7354 on the Thinkpad T520 to work. It is constantly complaining that the Hardware switch is off when this laptop does not have a WWAN hardware switch. I also have a MC7700 that is doing the exact same thing.  I can't get either of these cards to work simply cause I can't get them to actually turn on in windows. 


Go to Solution.

A:MC7354 on T520 [Main Problem Solved, No LTE however]

I believe the slide switch at the front left controls both the WiFi and WWAN radios

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I have a hard drive that comes with my PC and that has a corrupted Windows, but the boot.ini still works fine. So I got a new hard drive and installed a new fresh copy of Windows XP on it. So now I want to format the old hard drive and use the new hard drive as the boot drive. However, if I removed the old hard drive, the new hard drive doesn't boot at all. I've tried using the FIXMBR, FIXBOOT, and BOOTCFG /REBUILD commands, but I think I did it wrong.


A:Solved: Changing the Main Boot Drive

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Sorry if this gets long, I want to make sure I explain the problem sufficiently. I am trying to hook up my LG LCD HDTV to my husband's Toshiba Satellite via HDMI. I right-clicked on the desktop and went into "Graphics Propreties...". At first, I did a desktop clone, which worked out great, but I wasn't satisfied with the resolution. I figured it had something to do with the max resolution available on the notebook, since what displayed on the TV was just a clone of the notebook's display. I then switched to single display, with the HDTV as the display. That worked, andI was able to up the resolution past what was available before. Here is where the problem starts: I was switching back and forth with a few different resolutions, and happened to pick one that apparantly my HDTV does not like, as the screen went black and "Invalid Format" danced around the screen. As soon as I unplugged the TV from the notebook, it switched back to the notebook's display. Here is my question: I need to know how to either fix the resolution issue with the TV without it being plugged into the notebook, or I need to know how to reset the graphics settings so that it does not remember that I ever hooked it up to the TV in the first place, at which point I can start from scratch and not mess around with the resolution to begin with.

A:Solved: Problem with using HDTV as main display

Hi Skinygrl99, and welcome to TSG.

Found this in the PDF version of the A500 Series User Guide:
Directing the display output when you turn on the computer
Once you have connected an external display device, you can
choose to use the internal display only, the external device only, or
both simultaneously.
Some modes are only available with the appropriate device attached
and turned on.
The quickest way to change the display output settings is to use the
display hot key (Fn + F5):
1 Press Fn and F5 simultaneously.
2 While holding down Fn, press F5 repeatedly until the setting
you want takes effect. Briefly pause each time you press the F5
key to allow time for the display to change.
This hot key cycles through the settings in the following order:
&#10070; Built-in display only
&#10070; Built-in display and external monitor simultaneously
&#10070; External monitor only
&#10070; TV (or other external video device) only
&#10070; Built-in display and TV (or other external video device)
&#10070; Built-in display and external monitor (extended desktop)
&#10070; Built-in display and TV (extended desktop)
&#10070; Swap&#8212;Switch primary display between internal display
and external monitor when using extended desktop
Click to expand...

That should let you get back to using the control panel to select a suitable mode for the exteranl screen.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 245 Processor, x86 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2943 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 238472 MB, Free - 3959 MB; E: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 273517 MB; F: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 865347 MB; G: Total - 476929 MB, Free - 427039 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M2N68-AM Plus, Rev X.0x, MS1C96B07804918
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

This PC is attached to a network containing several desktops and laptops running Vista. The Samsung laser printer ML-2240 is attachde by USB to this XP PC. Printing over the network operates perfectly with all other PCs. I have just purchased an Acer laptop with Windows 7 and followed the instructions for file sharing, which works perfectly. I have followed the instructions for installing the printer, and received confirmation that it is installed. However, when I attempt to print out of Word 2007 and press the button "find printer" in the Samsung printer profile I get the message "Active Directory Main Services is currnely unavailable". I see that this has been found over the years by many people! I am looking for a solution in my context. The rest of the network operates fine still and I can edit the same Word file over the network and print fine.... Read more

A:Solved: Active Directory Main Services

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On outlook express, when it first opens, the main window has gone, which has a link to MSN Explorer i think, and says how many unread email messages you have. Is there anyway to get it back, because I liked it better than opening on to a blank white screen, or my inbox. Thanks.

A:Solved: Outlook Express main window has gone - please help!

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On my secondary computer, when I first got it, already had the Get Windows 10 app on the taskbar. I updated to 10 on that computer and I am really liking it, so much in fact that I want it on my main computer. But apparently, the last time I updated the thing was in 2013 (oops). I installed all the updates, but the Get Windows 10 app is not showing up, and none of the guides online of how to get it are working for me. Is it still possible for me to upgrade? This computer is more powerful than the second computer, so it really should have no problems. Here are the specs:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7970 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, -1860 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 407006 MB, Free - 256921 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc., K53E
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: Unable to download W10 on main computer

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Have an input form containing a subform. Subform is linked to main record via a unique registration #. Subform contains $ amounts that I want to sum and display on the main form. I've tried using expressions like "Forms![HowPaidSubform]![TotPaid]" on the main form, but all that displays is "#Name".

How can I do this?

A:Solved: Move sum from subform to main form

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Hi, I have been through all the threads and I cannot seem to find one that is similar to mine. I had a network that was working fine, and now suddenly my main computer has disappeared from the network. It just suddenly happened when I tried to print to the main printer on the network.
I can access the internet on the router and print to my main colour printer that is connected to my computer but when I click "View workgroup computers" I get the following message "Mshome is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrater of this service to find out if you have permissions. The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available"
I also cannot print to Acrobat Distiller.
I recently changed from McAfee to Kapersky because McAfee was not able to update and I also ran RegCure. Could either of these things have caused my network to disappear? I also removed Google Desktop Search and then installed it again a week or so later. Sorry if these are dunb questions but I am a real newbie to the way computers work and only know my way around digital image editing!

A:Solved: Why has my main computer disappeared from the network?

Hi Everyone, Is my face red! My son suggested that I check if both my Firewalls were turned on, and sure enough - they were. When I turned off the Kapersky one, My Network places magically returned. I hope this helps other newbies like myself.

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I've been trying to clear out my hard drive of some stuff to free up some much needed space. However, I can't seem to find what it is that's taking up so much space. When I look at what all is on there, nothing seems to add up to the amount that it says is on there. My main drive is 69.6 GB big and it says I have 13 GB free (I know that's low, that's why I'm trying to clear it out of things I don't need on there). The problem is, I have uninstalled and deleted everything I don't need and have the main drive almost down to the essentials and a few other programs I use regularly. It should leave me with almost 30 GB free space, but as I have mentioned, it says I only have 13 GB free. Aside from what I have done, how else can I find out what is taking up all this space? Could it just be that something is wrong with my main drive? Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Solved: Main Hard Drive Mystery

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Hello guys

I have experienced some errors, let me provide the details:

Acer Laptop,
OS: XP 2002, SP3, IE8, I have set a webpage as home page, but when ever I click to open new web page it come blanks showing a glob and saying:
" Internet Explorer cannot disply the webpage"
underline saying:

What you can try:
and displaying an icon saying: "Diagnose Connection Problems"

under this icon: showing an arrow with discription: More information...

it's really borhting.. and I tried even to change the home page website but still comong the same, will disply the website online when I type in the address bar and select from the favourites menu,

I will appreciate if any advises,

A:Solved: Internet Explorer opens a black page instead of the home page site

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