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Excel Character - Question Mark In A Box

Q: Excel Character - Question Mark In A Box

HELP! I'm so frustrated in trying to find someone who can help me with this issue ... I promised a report to the client several hours ago! The only way I know to fix it is to manually delete every single one. Too much time.

I'm importing spreadsheets from a system that I work with on a regular basis. There's a character box w/ a question mark, as if it's indicating a space or tab. How can I permanently stop this from happening? Of course this doesn't seem to be happening to anyone else who uses the same system ...

here's a screenshot:

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Hi Good afternoon to all of you from Sri Lanka,

I am trying to remove the above mentioned square which is around a Question Mark.

Please refer attachment for sample.

My version is office 2016.

Please help Thank you.

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Hey everyone, I have data in the form of several rows, each of which has several words separated by ": " (colon + space) I would like each word separated in its own column, and have therefore used the Text To Columns command (under Data|Data Tools). But apparently you can only define one character as the delimiter, and if I define it to be just the colon, then I have a space at the beginning of each word. I know I can probably do a few extra steps to ge rid of that leading space, but my question is: can one define more than one character as a delimiter, under the Text To Columns command? Anticipated thanks for any help!

A:Excel question - Use of multiple-character delimiters under Text To Columns

Well, if it is something like A: 1 then all you need to do is Text-to-Columns, Delimiter.
Choose Space and in Other enter :
Check the box that says Treat consecutive delimiters as one.
That should work for you.

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I am trying to extend a character to go to the end of the page, but stop and not run onto the next page. An example would be to put the underline symbol in cell a3 and it underlines something all the way across the page, but does not run on to create additional an additional page with just the underline symbol.

I know there is some trick to do it, but just not sure how.

Thanks for the help.

A:How to extend Character to end of page in Excel

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I have a list of employee names and using Index/Small it appears in another worksheet in alpha order. I'd like "Smith, Joe" to be last, but "Turin, Mary" and "Zink, Jane" appear later b/c it's defaulting to alpha order. I tried to put a white font "z" in front of Joe Smith's name, but since it's created using a & concatenate, it doesn't appear in white font.

I tried this: IF(name="Smith", B$1&C2&C3, C2&C3) where B$1 = white font z, but it shows up black in result, and c2 and c3 are last name and first name.

Help me, please!

A:MS Excel: Is there an invisible character I can use to always sort last?

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I am importing data from project into excel.

It is data relating to work hours, so each value has for example 5.6h or 6h

The H on the end obviously relating to hour.

I want to know if its possible after importing into excel to highlight an area and have a macro to just delete the "h" off all of the times.

As currently I can't add times up with the h on the end.


A:Deleting the last character off a cell in excel


I believe a simple Edit/Replace should do. Highlight the cell range and replace "h" with "" (empty string).
Or is it imperative that you use a macro?


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I think Im searching for help building an IF function that would change the character color on a 2010 Excel Spreadsheet I built for my office.

More specifically I want to enter a number the quantity in one column then see the price change to red from white in another column when entered.

A:Excel If function that changes character color

Just Google for "conditional formatting" in Excel.


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I want to create an XY chart with 2 curves from 2 different sets of data, both with the same X values. I want the finished plot to appear as a single curve even though it is composed of two segments. I need to manipulate the two data sets independently, so I cannot simply combine the sets to create one composite data set. What I need is a character that will not be recognized in Excel plots, so in regions where the two curves would normally overlap, one curve could be blanked out by inserting the special character into the appropriate Y-value cells.

Blank cells or cells with a zero or letter all plot as points with zero value. I was hoping there existed a character that Excel would simply ignore, leaving a blank gap in the curve. Is there such a character?


A:Excel XY chart - is there a non-plotting character???

Howdy PacificFrank.

Charts aren't really my thing. But based on what I've read before, try using #N/A wherever you want it not to plot.


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Re: Excel 2000 (build 902720)
Windows XP (home edition)
Lexmark laser printer (optra E plus)
Lexmark driver update installed: mpmoinxe.exe
Version: 7.4.2 (released Oct. 10, 2003)

I have nine lines of plain text written in an Excel worksheet (arial font, 12 point size), but when I print out this text, not all but several letters are squished together for some reason.

First I tried creating each line as a separate block of text, then I merged the cells in all nine lines so that the entire paragraph is one single cell. In either case, the letters remain pushed together in several spots.

Although the letters appear normal on the monitor, they do not print out correctly. I've tried printing the exact same text in MS Word software instead of Excel, and the text prints out perfectly in MS Word, but not Excel. This suggests to me that the problem is with the Excel software and not the printer. Still, I've updated my printer drivers as noted above.

The text describes information about an Excel chart immediately above it, so this is why I need to print out the text within the Excel program.

Does anyone know how to correct this text problem so that all letters in the text are spaced normally when printed out with Excel 2000?

Thanks in advance for the help.


A:excel character spacing problem

Can you try something please?

Excel doesn't like lots of text in cells.
Cut the text, and paste it into a textbox (from the drawing toolbar) instead. Do you still have the printing issue?


Also, make sure Shrink to fit is not selected under Format-Cells, Alignment tab...

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Hi All,

I have a string having the absolute name of a file say, "Z:\BedrockDocs\TestAndReports\Performance\Bedrock_Performance_Test_080807.xls"
Now I have to extract just the fileName i.e. "Bedrock_Performance_Test_080807.xls"

Is there any like string.LastIndexOf("\") as in C#, in excel macro??
Thanks for the help in advance.


A:Excel Macro : get the last index of a character in a string

I have an idea but its a bit long winded, would you like me to try and explain it?

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Hello to all.
I'm working in an Excel macro and I'd like to know how many characters would be the limit for a comment in Excel 2003?
I'm trying to find it in Google while I'm asking you this. But, 2 searchs is better than 1.


A:Comment Character limit of Excel 2003

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For my title writing I need to write title of 80 character. How can I set my excel file so that it directly show the number of character I written in particular box.

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I receive spreadsheets (.XLS) with Czech language text. I need to save them as .CSV files for upload to an IBM iSeries (AS/400) but the conversion from .XLS to .CSV screws up some of the special Czech characters. I originally thought it was the conversion at the iSeries end (uploaded using CPYFRMIMPF) but it definitely happens when saving the spreadsheet as a .CSV file on the PC.

Any ideas?
Thanks and regards,

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Currently MS Excel 2007 has a restriction on it that only allows 255 characters to be entered into one cell. You can actually enter more for just storage, but they won't show up in the cell once you click off of it and you can't expand the cell large enough to make it fit any more of them.....it just cuts it off at 255. Try entering large bodies of text into a single excel cell and you'll see what I mean.

Is there a way to extend or lift this restriction? We are trying to create a reporting form in excel and when people enter long descriptions in the form cell, it runs out of space.


A:extend the per cell character restriction in MS Excel

Hi there John, welcome to the board!

Why Excel? If it's a reporting form, or a form of any kind, why not use Word? I hate to say it, sometimes can't believe I say it, but maybe you should think about not using Excel.

Also take a look here: http://www.mrexcel.com/forum/showthread.php?t=82691


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is there a way to set a cell in excel to have a character limit of just 2 characters?

A:Solved: Character limit in excel 2003???

Hi. Depends how secure you need it.

One way is Data > Validation > Settings -- Allow = Text length, Data = less than or equal to, maximum = 2.

But data validation can be pasted over -- if you want something more secure, you'll probably need VBA.

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Please look at the attached JPG file. How do I search and replace the character in cell H3? What is causing this character to be inserted in some cells? I am having to manually remove this character from a huge file. Any solutions?? Please help.

A:Excel - Is this a mail merge character in the cell?

Where is the data coming from? It looks as if a certain font was used that is not supported by your computer. IE: the box in theentry field after the word program. Try to copy and paste the font in the cell to a Word document to find out what it is.

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I find my Excel (ver 2003) won't record what I want it to do.
I paste in a range of data from another programme, at least 2 columns are partially numeric and each cell ends with a 'd' or a '*'. I want to remove the last character to make it purely numeric, so I need a macro that will take the cell my cursor is in, edit it and remove the last character, then move down a row - so i can do it again by running the macro again (I attach the macro to a button). Every attempt to record a macro records the cell I first start with, it doesn't edit the cell where my cursor starts, and it substitutes a specific value that happened to be in the cell where I started.
i.e. I had
and I want
but the numbers may be any numbers plus a 'd'
Help appreciated, i can't fathom enough Visual Basic to rewrite the macro recorded.
Thanks for the help

A:Solved: Excel macro to delete last character

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Using Excel: I need to send one email reminder to participants three months after they sign up.
This is only done once.
I need to mark a field "sent" after they have been sent this reminder.
The next time I check for people needing a reminder those marked "sent" will not be sent another reminder, only those who have not been marked "sent".
Thanks for the help.

A:Solved: Excel send reminder and mark it was sent

Hi, welcome to the forum:

Option Explicit

Sub SendUpdate()
Call MailData("subject string", "status file updated", "[email protected]")
End Sub

Function MailData(mSubject As String, mMessage As String, Sendto As String, Optional CCto As String)
Dim eSubject As String, EBody As String
Dim app As Object, Itm As Variant
Set app = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
Set Itm = app.CreateItem(0)
With Itm
.Subject = mSubject
.to = Sendto
If Not IsMissing(CCto) Then .CC = CCto
.Body = mMessage
.Save ' This property is used when you want to saves mail to the Concept folder
' .Display ' This property is used when you want to display before sending
' .Send ' This property is used if you want to send without verification
' .Attachments.Add (Filename) ' Must be complete path'and filename if you require an attachment to be included
End With
Set app = Nothing
Set Itm = Nothing
End Function

You will of course have to add your macro to send the mail and then enter a true or false in the sent column

A handy link to use ... http://www.rondebruin.nl/sendmail.htm

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I am trying to add a header on an excel 2010 spreadsheet. I was told the limitation is 255 and I have 200 (including spaces). It keeps erring out saying I have too many characters. Can anyone tell me what the character limitations are for Excel 2010?

A:Solved: Excel 2010 header character limitations

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I have a huge address db I'm going through, and about half the fields have an apostrophe as the first character, not all fields do though.

Does anyone know/have a macro that will search the db for a specific character like the apostrophe, and remove it? It would save me hours and hours.

(using Excel 2007)

A:Solved: Excel - remove specific character error

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I need to be able to take one worksheet and see if the data on there is located on any other worksheet. I don't need to know which worksheet it is on, just if it exists. If there is a way to mark which worksheet the matching data is on, that would be better. Please see my example. On sheet 4, it is looking for matching data from worksheets A, B and C from column A. I tried a 3D reference but I don't think you can do that with Match from what I'm reading. Thank you!

A:Excel - Want to compare data from one worksheet to several others and mark true/false

Make 4 columns and use Match function fore one sheet a time!

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ok... you make think i'm dumb for even asking this, but i have a question. i chat every day with msn messenger. as you know you can change your name to whatever you like. a friend of mine changed her name on there to a bunch of symbols using character map. i cannot find the character map. i know it's supposed to be in system tools. but it's not there. any of you know how to get it to show up there? i remember i did that w/ the clipboard viewer, but i don't remember how i did it. it was a tip on techtv's show, the screensavers or something. anyway... i'm running windows98 and if anyone can help me that would be great. also... i tried this at school, since the map is right where it's supposed to be under system tools. and i changed my name and whatnot, and it shows up on my message window as all the symbols but it doesn't show up to anyone else. can you tell me why? the only explanation i can give is the messenger at school is the version that came out just before the one that's out now. but that doesn't explain much to me because if it had to do w/ that then why would my friend's name show up as all the symbols? hopefully i haven't confused you and you can help me. thanks.


A:{RESOLVED}question character map

Hi calibretto,
There are no dumb questions. Go to start, control panel, add/remove programs, click on windows setup tab, scroll down to system tools, highlight it, click on details, see if character map is checked, if not check it, hit ok then hit apply and ok it may ask you to reboot. see if that gets it back. If not it may ask for the win98 CD.

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I was wondering if there was a way to change the value of "\" in xp to say... "backslash". For example, I want to click start/run and be able to type "backslashbackslash192.168.1.1" to access a network device's shares. Just wondering if there was a way to do this. Thanks in advance! :D

A:Question about character mapping

I think you could use notepad to create a .bat file that you could then shortcut to your desktop to do that;

cmd /k

net use x: \\computer name\share name [where x: is the drive letter you want to assign to the shared resource]

To disconnect, create another bat file;

cmd /k

net use x: /delete [where x: is the drive letter of the shared resource]

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I am working with a huge spreadsheet
I need to repeatably copy and paste from some cells to another document
(saving in another format is not effective for this job)

The cells that concern me are "text" - some of the cells in that column have been formatted as text and contain the ' - they have the single quote for left alignment
This is making my cut/paste job quite tedious
I would like to remove the quote mark so I don't have to not select it on copy or have to delete it on paste

I have tried selecting the column and making the number and alignment General (have tried many many things) and cannot make them go away.
I have tried a replace all to no avail

Is there anyway to globally (throughout this workbook) remove all of the single alignment quote marks?

Thank you

A:Solved: remove single alignment quote mark excel cell

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VISTA home premium 64 bit
service pack 1
AMD Phenom x4 9750 quad core processor
8 gb system memory
750 Gb hard drive
ATI Radeon HD 3650

Whenever I try to view movie trailer clips from this one website the video seems to
take a long time to load up...and in the end I just get a quicktime picture with this
question mark in the middle

In the past I was always able to watch these video clips without any problems...I've
also noticed that my sidebar weather gadget, in VISTA, has also frozen on one
temperature and will not change...this happened around the same time I noticed that
I was getting the quicktime question mark

I have tried updating quicktime...it doesn't help

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The strangest thing, ``when i go shift and question mark`` on this forum lately I get this .
The quotation marks don`t really look normal either come to think of it. (``)
I usually just have questions but now no question marks.
Any ideas

A:Solved: É That`s what get if I hit the question mark

Whats happened here, sounds like you computer thinks you have a different language key board.

I cant remember where exactly the setting is, but it should be under control panel -> keyboard or control panel -> regonial and language options

hope that fixes it for you

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I have an HP Pavilion dv9000 laptop and I am unable to use my question mark key. I also cannot get capital letters for some keys notably the letters "z, x,c,v, m etc"
Is it a keyboard choice issue or something I have to turn off
Can someone tell me how to resolve this issue.

A:Question Mark Key issue

Try the recommendations here: http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-xp/keyboard-does-not-work-correctly/169913.html

They mention testing to make sure no keys are stuck and testing another keyboard. If another keyboard works on your laptop Id guess the key contacts on the built in keyboard are acting up.

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I can`t get the question mark for my acer Aspire netbook to come up. All I get when I key shift question mark is the french e with an accent.

I tried to change the keyboard to US but to no avail. I can`t seem to delete Canadian french keyboard layout.

What m I doing wrong

A:Can`t get question mark to type out

It should work :(
Try to boot your computer.

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Hi -------- I have the above against my " Multimedia Audio Controller " in device manager. My speakers and michrophone do not work on my p.c. and this may be the problem. It does not even recognise that I have speakers and mich. attached as they are greyed out in the " sounds and audio device properties " pop up. Also I have a tft monitor with grills for inbuilt speakers ( well I take it they are for that ) and do not get any sound out of my monitor.I feel they are related.

I downloaded a utility called " unknown device identifier 5.02 and this gave me the make and model no. of the audio card it is " sis7012 audio driver " and then proceeded to download the appropriate driver and tried to install. It failed with an error message of a red cross and 536870397 number is displayed.

I installed a satellite card a while back and wonder if there is a conflict of some sort with this.
Have you any ideas on how to get my speakers and michrophone working ?

Just thinking out loud -- why can't I just delete the Multimedia Audio Controller ( the 1 with the yellow question mark ) . It is listed under " other devices " in device manager and I have an entry further down in the device manager called " sound video and game controllers " this then has all the usual listings such as " audio drivers " and " media control devices " etc. doesen't this section contain all the relevant entries to enable my spea... Read more

A:yellow question mark

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Hello everyone,

I just want to ask how do I encrypt an inputted character (e.g. textbox)?

I was wondering if there is and OR operator like in C / C++ where you can use the logical OR/XOR operators to encrypt an inputted character(s)
like this:

while (*message != '\0')
*message++ ^= 52;
can anyone help me here and give me the equivalent code of this in vb?

A:VB Question: Encrypting character input

Hi soulfly,

Welcome to TSG !

Just have a look on the following pages :

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Recipients of my emails often ask me why there are question marks after and before my posted message. I am not entering them, so why do they appear? This usually happens when I add a PDF attachment.

I'm sending from my Mac iBook G4 and recipients are on PCs.

Thanks for your help!

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whilst using my machine on line (XP) i restarted by its self and when it rebooted there was a new harddrive icon in my computer. this icon when clicked on and properties view, has 0byts but it has a small red circle with a white question mark . its kinda in the bottom left corner of the icon.

Has anyone seen heard of this before?

A:Restart created new HD with red question mark?

Do you have a camera, or other removable storage device plugged in to a usb port ?

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Hello all ! Got a small glitch which I am hoping you can help me out with. I just reinstalled windows xp on a Dell Latitude D610 and did all the Microsoft updates to service pack 3 and about 72 other Microsoft updates. Also went to the Dell drivers update website and scanned my machine thru there for drivers and downloaded and installed their recommendations.Now when I go to "device manager", in other devices it lists 2 unknowns, Network controller and PCI simple communications controller. Two big question marks with a"!" in the middle. I uninstalled and tried reinstalling them, but it says it cannot find the file on those two. Laptop still works very good, but I am wondering if I need those 2 devices and if I do, where do I get them. Thanks in advance.

A:Other devices yellow question mark.

The PCI Simple Communcations device is probably the dial-up modem...I would just disable the modem in the BIOS, unless I was on dialup.http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/latd610/en/ug_en/drivers.htm#wp1052327Driver Support WebpageYou need to pick the correct applicable driver for networking...and install same. Look at your system documentation to see which is applicable to the system you have.Louis

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I'm trying to fix a Dell Inspiron 2200 laptop. In the device manager there is a yellow question mark next to "other devices" and everthing listed under other devices has the question mark. The error code has flashed as a 1 or 2 and they are listed as not installed. I can't connect to the internet and I am using another computer. Can anyone give me a procedure and link to appropriate web sites for driver downloads?

A:Yellow Question Mark Next to other devices

Do you have the dell's driver disc? If not you can go to Dell's website and download the drivers with one pc and copy the drivers to disc and throw them on the other pc!Inspiron 2200 Drivers

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for some reason i trusted a shady profile on myspace it said something about download this ms viewer to view full page I usually dont fall for these but it looked official and it was early and my girl was playing cold turkey with me lol (the chick looked hot lol)after that there was so much spyware worm stuff popping up i did all the removal procedures that i know of but this one thing wont dissapear it starts up with the computer its a blue question mark that blinks a little red ghostbusters like circle with a slesh and once every few minutes a dialog box pops up that saysthat numerous spyware are running on my computer if i click the dialog it takes me to a spydawn websiteHHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPPPPPPLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 10:38:59 AM, on 2/25/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\CFusion\cfam\program\ccmgr.exeC:\CFusion\Bin\cfserver.exeC:\CFusion\cfam\Program\... Read more

A:System Alert Question Mark

Welcome to BC Gadget Junkie Download ATF Cleaner by Atribune:http://www.atribune.org/ccount/click.php?id=1Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Click 'Select All' found at the bottom of the list.Click the 'Empty Selected' button.If you use Firefox browser, do this also:Click Firefox at the top and choose 'Select All' from the list.Click the 'Empty Selected' button.NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords,please click 'No' at the prompt.If you use Opera browser,do this also:Click Opera at the top and choose 'Select All' from the list.Click the 'Empty Selected' button.NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords,please click 'No' at the prompt.Click 'Exit' on the Main menu to close the program.******************************Download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri), to your desktop.Double click on Smitfraudfix.cmdSelect 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.

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I had a major problem with my computer and couldn't use Restore or do a Recovery. I formatted and re-installed Windows XP using my Windows XP disk. The problem is I cant get on the Internet. There are four other computers in the house, all of which can connect ok. After hours of trying to figure out the problem, and fiddling with the wires on the modem and router, I've discovered that when I look in Device Manager there is a yellow question mark with an exclamation mark against Ethernet Controller in Other Devices. When I right-click and select properties it says that the drivers are not
installed. Obviously I can't connect to Windows Update so my only option
is to install from a specific location. I've put my Windows disk in and
used the location D:\i386 and also D:\i386\system32 but it can't seem to
find the drivers. Another query is, should there be more than one entry
in Network adapters? I only have one, that being the 1394 Net Adapter. I
seem to remember another adapter being there in the past. So, if I'm on
the right path, can I download the required driver from the Internet and
copy it over, if so, can you tell me the driver file and the folder it
needs to be in. I hope that's enough information for you and look
forward to your reply. Thank you, Gary

Intel Pentium 4 2933 MHz
160gb Hard Drive
Windows XP Home SP2

A:Question mark over Ethernet Controller

Do you have an onboard internet connection. If so, you probably use the Realtek driver. It is found at eMachines product support. It is also found at
or www.RealTek.com or www.eMachines.com

Look for the RealTek RTL8139/810X Network Driver, version or higher. It will be about 3.78 MB or a bit more.

It will come with installation instructions.

It is usually a very easy, and very good network connection.
With the eMachine computer shut down and unplugged, remove the side of the case, and take out the

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I have done all cleans as instructed. When this first happened, I was also being directed to an "Adware" page every time I opened IE. Running AVG Anti-Spyware fixed that. I still have the flashing question mark and there is a program I can not remove called "System Alert Popup."Problem first occurred when son was surfing porn I think. Not certain about that.Following is "Hijack This"Any and all help appreciated.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 12:11:54 PM, on 3/4/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exec:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exec:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exec:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exec:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\O... Read more

A:Flashing Question Mark In Tool Bar

Hello Sippy, Please download SmitfraudFix Double-click SmitfraudFix.exe 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. Note : process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user. http://www.beyondlogic.org/consulting/proc...processutil.htm

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Tried to load a DVD today but could not open the DVD tray.
There's a big blue question mark over the drive.
Using a paperclip in the reset hole wouldn't open it.
I'm able to get the tray to come out by using my finger on the side of the door. I tried loading the DVD in then pushing it closed. It spins up and asks what I want to do with the DVD but won't let me select anything.
Device Manager says the device is working properly.
This is on a Dell i5-3340, 8M of RAM, Windows 10 Home 64 bit machine.
Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks for your time.

Just have to add, I can eject the tray from Disk Management.

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after switching from xp home to xp pro...in my device manager next to video controller there is a yellow question mark. i have tried to update driver...un-successful....i ran dxdiag.exe in display tab there is no manufacturer info...does this mean i do not have a graphics card or video controller. my dvd program will not let me play my videos...is this all connected? will provode any info neccessary upon request

A:video controller question mark

Copy and paste your dxdiag to the forum. Also, if you can, provide the video card make and model. We can further diagnose your issue from there.

If you can't provide the card information, if it is completely stock, provide the make and model of your pc. We can probably find the card info/the motherboard information (if it is integrated video).

Thanks much

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i have gone through my devices and on the bottom are my usbs and they all have a question mark by them

A:USB in device manager has a question mark by it

With the amount of information given I have to say the best advice I can give is install the driver.

Might want to check out the link in my signature.

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I just got a thinkpad T420. Had to do the whole bootable usb/cd with windows 7 iso writtten on it. Since im not that good with computers it took a while to figure out i needed to do that to get my computer to work. Anyways now after ive been able to get on the homescreen i cant seem to connect to my wifi. So i go to device manager and all my drivers have yellow question marks. This is almost guaranteed the problem i believe. I tried finding what i needed off windows 7 download support or whatever and ive been transferring the drives via usb and still my laptop cant seem to find the .exe driver files.

The Point: Can somebody help me find what driver files i need for the network controller and all. Im going to provide some handy info below.

Lenovo Thinkpad T420
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
4Gb Ram
Intel i5-2520M 2.50Ghz

base system device


Biometric Coprocessor properties


Ethernet Controller


Network Controller

PCI\V... Read more

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I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows XP pro, with 3 partitions. Recently I partitioned my hardrive for installing linux. After using linux for sometime, I deleted the partition using partition magic and redistributed the free space amongst the other partitions. When I was using linux, I installed a program called F-Disk, which allowed me to access my linux partitions from windows. This program made the linux partitions as separate partitions which would show up on My Computer. But now after deleting linux, these local disks still show up on my computer with a red circle and a white question mark on them. They dont have any space on them and I cant access them or anything like that. These local drives do not go away at all. I have a attached an image which shows My computer.

Can someone help me with this please?

A:Question Mark Drive on My Computer

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Hello! I've been helped in the past by this forum, so I thought I might give it another go (also thinking about joining the training program, seems about fun and fitting for my knowledge - IT student who loves to help - so yeah).Back on topic however!I've been infected with something that takes 25% of my CPU under the process "svchost.exe".I checked and it's the actual system process, not a fake or misspelled one. I used process explorer to check what service it was, and apparently, it's wuauserv, Windows Update?I deleted most of the infection, it had a task in the Task Scheduler (fake Steam task, Steam doesn't create tasks) and a couple of folders in appdata (!) where it ran.The file had, surprisingly, no extension. It was just called "Steam", about two MBs in size. I deleted that and other suspicious files I didn't download or install myself.Apparently, the only instance remaining is the one under svchost. I have attached the Addition.txt file. Here are two screenshots (taken with Gyazo)Task manager showing %CPU for the process: https://gyazo.com/9d9c50f451c94dd095de4034152cabe4Process Explorer information on that process: https://gyazo.com/5dd83c775698b8c29bbc13435657ec38 Here's the scan log:  Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:15-06-2016Ran by Edo (administrator) on HAF-X (15-06-2016 22:14:55)Running from D:\Tutto\DownloadLoaded Profiles: Edo (Available Profiles: Edo)Platform: Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (X64) Language:... Read more

A:Infected with a miner (question mark?)

Greetings d0dUxDJ and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that.===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met.Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter problems... Read more

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Hey everyone. The other day I was chatting with my friend, and I tried to ask a question, only to find that my question mark wasn't working. I told him that it sucked that I couldn't use my question mark or my slash, but after trying, I found that my slash actually was working. can anyone tall me what could be causing this problem? I could use some help. BTW, in case it matters, I'm using a dell latitude d620 with windows 7 on it.

PS: The only reason that I could use a question mark up there ^, was by using Alt+63, so I actually can use a question mark, just not with the key. :/

Thanks in advance!

A:question mark doesn't work, but / does...

How abouuuuut..?
Keyboard mapping
Thats a software based remedy, Otherwise just google keyboard mapping and I'm sure you'll find the way to do it w/out software.
Theres also a M$ program that might help you out.

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Hello :

When I press the shift and question mark in Gmail I get an E with an acute accent mark, instead of a question mark. In my notepad and wordperfect programs, the problem does not occur : pressing shift and the question mark at the same time get me the usual question mark..

Could someone tell me how to regain the question mark in my gmail?

Thank you,

A:Solved: Eacute instead of question mark

I found a resolution when I saw a google site that indicated a solution I had previously tried unsuccessfully : holding down the shift and control keys at the same time : it required one to hold down the control and shift keys. However, in my case anyway, I could only get it to work by holding them down for about 11 seconds!

So, the solution is to hold down the shift and control key simultaneously for an extended length of time. And in my case it was very extended!

The problem has nothing to do with having installed the wrong keyboard, which is what many would have one think.

For some reason the problem and the solution apply only when using Gmail. Notepad and other programs seem to work normally (as long as you have the proper keyboard installed).


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