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WTF! Giant Quarter on Screen!

Q: WTF! Giant Quarter on Screen!

theres a big quarter that keeps showing on the screen! its not a IE popup or a wallpaper change. It shows a hot naked chick in the center replacing the bird. HELP ME, actually im enjoyin the hot chik, but every 10 sec! its even showin while i type! oooooo!

Preferred Solution: WTF! Giant Quarter on Screen!

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

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: WTF! Giant Quarter on Screen!

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Sporadically, after boot up, the left quarter of my XPS 15 screen is black.  Sometimes it restores itself, but for now, it is staying off.  

A:Why is the left quarter of screen black

cdmoli,Connect an external monitor to your laptop and see what’s displayed.If the external monitor’s picture looks good,—Your laptop display is bad.could also be a bad video card.Reinstall the video card drivers. It could also be a corrupt OS. Support.Dell 

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When I click on any internet options from the start screen (google, facebook, etc) the screen it takes me to is gigantic, just the word 'google' fills the whole screen. I am sure I've had this problem before, but can't remember how I fixed it and I've run out of options that I thought might work Help please

A:Giant screen

Probably because you the zoom setting in your browser is set too high.

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I'm hoping someone can help because my laptop is driving me crazy. Sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong section - I'm not v technical and need someone to help because Dell's helpline is pants

I'm trying to connect wirelessly and sometimes the connection is OK and everything is fine but once every two or three times connecting, I can't get a connection at all and when I click on the windows repair thing, I get a blue screen saying something about drivers. There is a bit of code which says something like stop and then loads of numbers (I've got a feeling that will mean something to someone but it means nothing to me!). Anyhoo - like I said, sometimes the connection is ok and then sometimes (like earlier) it's taken me about 2 hours to get connected and I've had to restart about a squillion times.

I don't know what info you might need to help me sort this but if someone could it would be so helpful because I'm not v good with computers and I just want it to work My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 6400 - I've got Windows XP on it and on the invoice bit of paper that came with it, it says its got a dell wireless 1390 wlan mini card in it (don't know if that helps). I'm trying to connect to Virgin wifi and we have a permanent connection upstairs and thats fine so I figure there is nothing wrong with that side of things.

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A:Scary blue screen - giant brain needed - help!!

Take the hint about a driver and make sure you have the latest driver from Dell's web site for your 1390 wireless adapter.

If you can connect OK via ethernet use that to get the driver. If you already have the latest driver it may be corrupted, so go into Device Manager, right click on the wireless adapter and uninstall the driver. Then Restart your PC yet again and let Windows install the driver again for you.

If the problem continues you will need to post the exact error message to get more help. Or, you could first do what we will do--search the web for that error message.

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Hoping y'all can help me out. I have a Toshiba Satellite L455-S5975 (everything is stock except for extra RAM). When I start it, it simply goes to a black screen and stays there. It does not load the Toshiba screen, the windows screen, or anything else. Just black, No cursor.

This has happened in the past and I've fixed it before. I would unplug it and pull the battery for 24-48 hours and it would boot and I could launch in safe mode then do a system restore to before the update. Doesn't work this time. It seems to do this is an automatic windows update runs and then it restarts the computer. I didn't think that I let it run the update, but it's showing the same black screen that it has in the past when the update ran.

I created a repair disc on another windows 7 computer, but it was 64bit. Not sure if that matters. Put it in drive, turned toshiba on and got the same screen.

I downloaded Hiren's BootCD, burned it to a CD, inserted in drive and turned on toshiba. Same screen.

What else can I do at this point? I definitely don't want to take it to the Geek Squad, but I don't know what my other options are. Reading through the forums, I know you guys are seriously smart on computers - help me computer badasses, you're my only hope!

A:Toshiba Black Screen, No cursor, no boot = Giant Brick

I've had this problem before. Just hold down 0 before you start it, then when it gets to the cursor screen, turn the computer off, still holding 0. Turn it back on again, and it should go to the Factory Reset screen. Simply exit out of the window and... Tada! Fixed.



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I have this sign covering my screen, I have no idea why it is transparent but very big and annoying!

I phoned the shop where i purchased it and their help line could not help as they had never heard of this happening before.
They suggested it may be the monitor but it disappears when i open a game, So i need a fix for this if possible or help to understand what this is.

Thank you in advance!

A:Windows 8.1 Giant Text "Test Mode" Covering Screen

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For a few days when i'm trying to watch a clip or movie i can only see about a quarter of the moviewindow (seems like the bottom-right) and the colours are screwed up. It doesnt matter what format the movie/clip is or what player (winamp/real/quicktime or whatever).

What do do?

(I have xp)

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Hi !
Since a couple of weeks my 6 months old notebook (HP Pavilion DV1451EA) frequently freezes. I'm running an up-to-date Windows XP. These lockups only happen during the first quarter after boot-up. Once the computer is up for about 15 minutes, the problem doesnot occur anymore. A freeze lasts between a couple of seconds and a couple of minutes.
Does anyone has any suggestions on how to resolve this problem ?


A:Computer freezes during first quarter after bootup

Some more information :
- it doesn't make a difference if I'm connected to my Internet modem or not.
- I've run antivirus (McAfee) and anti-spyware (spybot and ad-aware) ; none of them detected a problem

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Hi my printer (dell aio 962) only copy or scans a quarter of the page because the copy lamp only goes halfway across the scan glass ? i look in the manual for page to page but cant find a thing ?

thanks in advance


A:Printer only scans quarter of the page?

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Hey people, My laptop's right quarter part of the display went blank when i turned on laptop one day and my screen got resized. I still can see the whole display up while booting but doesnt show content over that part. Hope someone will help me. Thank you,Nihal

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A report from Quick Heal outlines the top malware afflicting Windows and Android device users, and offers a brief description of each of the malware families.

The second quarter of 2016 saw a small decline in the detection count malware in both Google Android and Windows-based devices. However, this decrease should not be mistaken as a sign of weakness in cyber-criminals, according to a report from Quick Heal Technologies.
The company's research labs recorded a steady increase in the detection of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), but noted a more concerning matter was the 200 percent increase in the detection of mobile ransomware in this quarter alone. In fact, this level of detection is almost close to half of all the detections in 2015.
Additionally, newer variants of Windows malware have joined the pack of the top 10 malware of the second quarter and security vulnerabilities have swelled to scary proportions.
The report outlines the top malware afflicting Windows and Android users, with a brief low-down on each of the malware families, and lays out the difference between the malware detection stats of this quarter and that of the previous.

The report also includes some observations about certain malware that caught the company's attention due to their unique behavior.
Compared with the previous quarter (Q1 2016), this quarter has seen a decline of 16 percent in the detection count of malware on Windows computers.
The top malware was Trojan.Star... Read more

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I have a list of transactions by date and account code. I would like to summarize them by quarter, then account code.

The date is currently formatted as mm/dd/yy.

Is there a magical way to do this in Excel 2010?


A:Subtotal by Quarter on a LIst of Dates in Excel

A pivot table will do exactly that. The only trick you need to know is to use the Group function on your Date field and select Quarters or Years and Quarters if your data spans multiple years.

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I have these light colored circles that show up at random on either side of the screen and my mouse keeps jumping to these dots and I have virtually no control of my mouse. Is there a real solution to this problem?

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I have a Samsung III Cell Phone. My phone camera was doing fine with great pictures. Today I started getting half, quarter and blank pictures when viewing pictures on my phone. I get some pictures then pale blue screen half, quarter then blank full pale blue screen photos. I can see all pictures as full mini screen pictures across bottom of camera but when I try to bring the pictures up to full screen I get the problems stated.
I put the pictures on my lap top and I get the same picture problems when viewing pictures in gallery mode. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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​Source(pdf) for further details : https://docs.apwg.org/reports/apwg_trends_report_q4_2015.pdf


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FYI: Microsoft plans to ship the final relese of IE 7 sometime during the four quarter of 2006 through Windows Update. The release will be made avaliable to users running Windows XP SP-2 through BOTH Automatic and Manual Windows Updates. HOWEVER, users will be presented with a screen before installation to:

1.) Install the Update

2.) Don't install the update

3.) Be prompted at a later time.

Additionally, a PERMINENT automatic update blocker for IE 7 will also be provided. This blocker will NOT prevent manual installations of the program by doing a CUSTOM Install at the Windows Update site nor prevent the installation of any CD Rom software through which IE 7 is included.

More information can be found here:



A:IE 7 For XP SP-2 Slated For Fourth Quarter Release Through Windows Update

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All applications display normally but the desktop area is ? white. Shortcut icons display normally even in the white area. I've tried changing display properties and color depth but nothing gets rid of this huge white area. Any ideas?

A:Desktop only shows one quarter of the background, three quarters white

That's very strange issue. And everything else is working normally? I mean BIOS, Windows start-up, different applications?
When you choose some picture as background I presume you see just a part of it, right?
Since when have you noticed this?

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Hey guys i need a formula that can change my 1000's of dates from regular mm/dd/yy into year and Quarter

so for example my date is 10/12/05

i need it to output 2005 Q4


A:Solved: Excel-Changing dates to year and Quarter

Assuming your dates are in column A, you can use this formula and drag it down all of the cells. Hope that helps.

=RIGHT(YEAR(A1),4)&" "&"Q"&ROUNDUP(MONTH(A1)/3,0)

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Microsoft's Surface tablet is the success story of the Redmond company's fourth-quarter earning report. Although it faced slow sales growth for Windows and Office, Microsoft excelled in selling $888 million worth of their tablet -- up 117-percent from last year....

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A:Microsoft Surface surprises with $888 million in sales last quarter

"Total revenue was $3.6 billion, meaning Surface accounted for nearly a quarter of the company's total cash intake."
What? Total revenue for Q4 '15 was $22.18 billion, yearly revenue from Surface was $3.6 billion.

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A report released today on the software products with the most security flaws in the past three months reveals that almost a quarter of all entries on the monthly Top 20 list were various types of security products.

The report, released by Flexera Software (formerly Secunia), is based on the Flexera Top 20, a list of software products for which security flaws came to light during a calendar month.

According to Flexera, the Top 20 list for the months of August, September, and October included 46 software products that totaled 2,162 vulnerabilities.

The company with the most vulnerable products during this three-month period was IBM, while the most vulnerable product was the Avant Browser.

11 of the 46 apps (23.91%) that found their way on the Top 20 list were security products, from vendors such as AlienVault, IBM, Juniper, McAfee, Palo Alto, and Splunk.

Most flaws were in third-party libraries, not the apps themselves
In most cases, the security flaws didn't affect the security app per se but was a security issue in one of the third-party components and libraries embedded in such products.

"This highlights how important it is that software producers understand the third-party components used in their products and the vulnerabilities associated with them," the Flexera report reads. "All producers ? including those that develop security software ? must act quickly to patch vulnerable components and inform customers, in order to avoid exposing them ... Read more

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Hi everyone, still quite new to Win 7 but having a couple of small but annoying problems.

First. The quarter moon stand by button on the keyboard has stopped working for some reason ? I don't think the keyboard's at fault so would appreciate any advice what to do....

Second. The laptop's connected to a 24 inch screen so I like to work with the lid closed, but occasionally when I open the lid for something then close it again the screen goes dark and the text becomes very small. I've tried a few simple suggestions in troubleshoot but still no luck. Again very much appreciate any help....

Grateful thanks in advance.

A:1. Quarter moon stand by button not working ? 2. Text gets smaller.

Control Panel > Power Options > Choose what the power buttons do. Set the "When I press the sleep button" option to what you want to happen when you press the half moon button. If its disabled you may need to change your Power Plan to one that supports hibernation/sleep. Or go into the Change when the computer sleeps and see if its disabled (set to never).
Somewhere in there is a setting for "When I close the lid". I'm on my desktop PC so its not listed for me. You'll need to look at those settings for item no 2.

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The major story this quarter is that hackers have broken all records when it comes to creating new threats: Over the last three months, PandaLabs has recorded five million new strains of malware. Most of these were banker Trojans, although adware and spyware have also increased.http://www.pandasecurity.com/emailhtml/oxy...0309_ENG_in.htm

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Mod Edit:  Split from  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/559684/computer-keeps-prompting-me/page-1#entry3585488 - Hamluis.
I had this problem as well after removing ArcadeGiant.  I found that it had installed a scheduled update that was calling Aghelp.dll When I removed the scheduled update, the popup error did not return
I have the same problem. Ran Malwarebytes and ccleaner but had no effect. How did you eliminate the scheduled update?

A:Arcade Giant

Split post to new topic in Am I Infected.

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I have installed the above but I am now getting two error messages;

sys3d select display mode error
sys3de init driver error

Can you help please.


A:Hotel Giant 2

something to do with your video card.

Try updating your drivers. Also what operating system are you using?

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When I add an attachment, the image appears huge to the receiver. How do I reduce the size of the image.

A:giant images

Hi carol, you would need to reduce the image size in a graphics program, like Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements or Paint Shop Pro. Adobe Photoshop is rather expensive, but Photoshop Elements and Paint Shop Pro are arouns $100. There are free image editors out there, I just don't know the names of them, try going to http://www.download.com and look under the graphics section and there should be some editors there you could either download for free or atleast get a free trial to see if you like them. Hope I have helped.


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Hi just wondering if anyone has got hotel giant. I recently bought it and i manage to install it but when i go to play it, it keeps saying ht as stopped working. This game looks so cool and i really want to play it but i have no idea what to do. Any suggestions please??????

A:Hotel Giant

Hello Nicola1J21,
Did you ever get this fixed ?.

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I used to have Giant AntiSpyware but it has been taken over by Microsoft.
I downloaded their new version when my subscription expired but when I installed it, it froze my computer?
I removed it and am reluctant to install it again?
Does anyone have any ideas? Or would a proprietary program be better if I purchased one? e.g. Spyware Doctor?

A:After Giant Antispyware?

Hello nabbersHere are a couple of on site links, that will hopefully,steer you in the right direction. Simple steps to keep your computer secure!Virus & Malware ResourcesThe school of thought is to have more than one spyware/adware program. Which is called layered protection. Reason being what one may not catch, another may.The first link above, has information on recommended programs. I personally do not use Giant AntiSpyware or Spyware Doctor. I did come across this though. Important information for GIANT AntiSpyware users who have active subscriptions Product and Definition File Updates. As previously offered by GIANT Company Software, software and definition file updates will be made available to you through the length of your subscription period as they become available.Microsoft will continue to provide the same level of support to current subscribers of GIANT AntiSpyware software as was offered by GIANT Company Software prior to its acquisition by Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft, however, will no longer sell new licenses, subscriptions, or subscription renewals for GIANT Company Software products, including GIANT AntiSpyware.After reading the info above, I wonder where you downloaded the new version of Giant AntiSpyware from.Since according to Microsoft., there are no longer offering any new licenses, subscriptions, or subscription renewals.Could you please reply with the location where you downloaded it from. If it is not an official download. That could be the probl... Read more

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I have currently purchashed Hotel Giant to play on my laptop but before even loading up the game a small box comes up ands says "ht has stopped working" everytime and the game window closes. I have got windows 7 and have other games installed that work perfectly fine but for some reason this doesn't. I have tried most the methods i have come across so far to try and get this to work and still nothing. Help please!!!

A:Hotel Giant

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can some one help me i want to play hotel giant and i select a game and its says it not respoding can you help

A:hotel giant

I will need a little more info...

1. Have you already installed the game, but it won?t launch?

2. You try to install the game, but it won?t let you?

3. What is your system specifikations? (Filling them in her is a good idea).

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Recently my computer has started displaying giant pixels anytime I want to start up a computer game like The Sims or Trickster. For a while I thought it was just 3-d games that were not working but then I tried playing a 2-d pixel game, and I had the same problom, here is a screen cap of what I am talking about.

The computer that I am running is a eMachines T3256.
It has a nvidia GeForce 4 MX graphics card.
Is there anyways that I could fix this with buying a nother card, or downloading something, or will I have to take my computer in to someone to fix it?

A:Giant pixels, I need help

Re The Sims (original?) - your card should be able to play that

Re Trickster - your card doesn't support DX8 for 1.1 pixel shaders so probably cannot play that

Re the pixel problem - uninstall your present nVidia dtrivers in Add/Remove programs, reboot, and install the latest drivers.

edit: if the l;atest drivers don't fix it, uninstall them and try one of the 53.xx series - they apparently could, with hardware assisted software emulation, support vertex shader model 1.1.

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i have recently bought TV Giant as i fancied a change from the regular type of games i usually play and this caught my eye. installation was fine and quick. the game then started up, got past all the manufacturer screens and got on to what looked like the loading screen, all five icons would light up to say that this has loaded then it would just shut off and go back to my desktop.

i am running vista so i thought whether it was that stupid problem where you have to run some programs as administrator, tried this and same thing happened, the weird thing was that no error message popped up detailing what happened, just a dialog box with looking for solution and then the end program screen. i checked in the problems page of control panel and looked at what the problem was. this was what it came up with:

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: TVGiant.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 4614c004
Fault Module Name: igdumd32.dll
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 477bc05d
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00029869
OS Version: 6.0.6000.
Locale ID: 2057
Additional Information 1: deb2
Additional Information 2: 1d2b9196336d469f2a0d72b2f2a88dea
Additional Information 3: 3830
Additional Information 4: 22ceec10480ed8c37191557a99d8db10

Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID: 664697138

i checked other posts with the same problem on igdumd32.dll and i went on the website stated and then just g... Read more

A:Problems with TV Giant

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Hi there

I'm a sucker for these strategy sim games, so I bought Hotel Giant, (Sold Out Range). I have installed it successfully but it won't run.

It looks like it's about to start, and then just jumps back to the desktop and nothing else happens. It does not crash and I don't get any error messages.

I have written to the support team but they never bothered to answer, so I'm stumped.

You guys are always so cool at helping me out, so was hoping you could help me get the game to run instead of it just jumping back to the desktop.

Thanks again

Meg, Scotland, UK

A:Solved: Hotel Giant (Won't Run)

Okay, I unticked the compatibility option altogether, and the game started, it got to starting the tutorial then froze and jumped back to the desktop. So i'm back to square one. Still no error messages.

Meg, Scotland, UK

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Hi lads. I have this adware called 'giant savings'. I have attached screenshot. Cheers.

A:Giant Savings - HELP REQUIRED

Sorted: C -> program files-> delete 'Giant Savings' (delete recycle bin as well)
Uninstall it in control panel.
Remove extension in chrome.

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I have had a virus installed on my computer called rebate giant. It has 2 files on my desktop (one called rebate informer and one called rebate giant). I know how to remove files through the registry editor and was wondering if anyone had the file paths for me to manually remove it??


A:Rebate informer/giant

I don't think rebate informer/rebate giant qualifies as a virus. It looks as though it installs an Inbox.com toolbar and some desktop shortcuts. Uninstall the applications, and the toolbar, and delete the shortcuts if they are left behind.

There are no files in the registry, but there are references to files. Be mindful of travels in the registry.

If you need more specific advice...

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.


Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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Please delete, double posted by accident

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I am sorry if this is a dumb question but, can somebody tell me how to find the address book and add addresses to it in Windows 10?

A:Help I made that giant leap

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I just got a new Gateway All-In-One Touchscreen computer. Every application I open, however, has these huge close minimize and maximize buttons. I was fine with them before but now they get in the way of Firefox 4's UI. Is there a way to make them normal. Picture of the Buttons here. Thanks.

A:Giant Close Button

Please load the picture onto this site using the attachment button. Though this may be a coincidence, my AV (Norton) flared up moments after entering the site. Thank you.

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My browser has been getting larger and larger.
Now it is almost unusable it is so large.

The text is half an inch tall.
The icons and graphics are huge!

Everything on my desktop is still normal.
(I keep my text, etc. rather small)

I am typing short lines in this message
because my browser area is WAY
larger than my screen.
It takes 3 scrolls to see the right edge.

A:Suddenly giant browsing IE8

hold down control and mouse wheel down

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I somehow turned off the giant close button, the one you see in windows explorer, the internet window, and in winmail. The only problem is I liked the giant close button. I think what I did is change the theme to classic, and then back to vista, and it gave me this rounded box as a close button. I was just wondering if there was any way to put it back the way it was. Here is a picture

A:Giant Close button

Hello WeirdFrog, and welcome to Vista Forums.

I'm not sure of what you mean. That is the normal close button in Vista for non classic themes.

You might see if adjusting the size of the Caption Buttons item in the Advanced Appearance settings (step 6) to a large size may help. It will increase the size of the close button.

Hope this helps,

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Out of no where,came,Brower Tracking Code,how do I get rid of it?
I tried 2 of Pc Pitstops suggestions,they didnt work.
This is a security issue.

A:Giant Internet Cookie

I wouldn't of thought of a Browser Tracking cookie as a security threat, but to get rid of things similar, I use Ad-Aware SE

Free and effective.
Link from download.com


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alright... i have a 60gb hd and im running windows xp sp2

some how my C:\windows file is 49.9gb it is clogging up all of my hd and ive been forced to use an external hd to install/do anything without receiving a warning message from windows that it cant function properly with such little hd space. i run ccleaner frequently i have all temps deleted
registry is optimized and it has been checked for errors.
been working on this for about 6 months but never thought to check for a helpful forums site such as this ><

anyways... i havnt deleted anything in their for fear of ruining windows xp (im unable to reinstall xp as i dont hav the disk and i hav some very important programs on here that i need to keep [nerosolutions 5])
thx a bunch ^^
oh um forgot to mention... had a serious security breach that got REALLY bad... fixed everything eventually though and currently have some great free security apps protecting me so far no problems since!

Security apps: Comodo firewall, avast, a-squared free, Spybot S&D, Spyware blaster
i use auslogics disk defrag frequently but there isnt enough free space on my hd to fully defrag
never have used hijackthis (didnt want to mess up my comp. accidentally deleting something)
thx i appreciate any help

A:giant C:\windows file

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Sometimes I seem to get a HUGE context menu that goes completely from the top of the screen to the bottom. It seems to have a lot of options that aren't normally there on a simple right click. I never know what I did to get this menu and it seems to pop off about as fast.

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20101203 BRI/1 Firefox/3.6.13 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET4.0E)

Windows XP at home and XPPro at work.

It has happened on both computers.

Just curious as to what this is and what I did to make it appear and disappear.

A:Giant Context Menu


I know that sometimes default settings get changed by accident. If you want you can try and change the settings for the browser. If you hold down the CTRL key and then use your scroll wheel you can change the size of the text on the page. I can look for a more permanent solution for you if this doesn't work.


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I accidently did this:

"The user Eigenaar, has decided to prevent a change to
the user's defined shell folders from Recent to %
USERPROFILE%\Onlangs geopend."

How can I undo this?
Because now I can't use some of my programs, or install
some new programs.

A:giant antispyware problem

I dont understand. What exactly did you do? Where is this error from?

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Is it just me, or do you think IE is consumed with advertisements? Is there a good option to eliminate all the popups, popunders, and continual video/audio ads?

By the way, I just bought a new laptop with Win8 so I'm struggling with my mind as I transition from Seven to Eight. . .

A:Internet Explorer - A Giant AD?

Use the Desktop version of Internet Explorer and add the two EasyList and two Fanboy Tracking Protection Lists from the following link. After added, the lists update themselves automatically.

Internet Explorer Gallery

You can also change what pop-ups are allowed by going to Internet Options > Privacy > Pop-up Blocker Settings. Personally, I block all pop-ups and then whitelist any sites that I want to allow pop-ups from (or CTRL click links to open in a new window and bypass the pop-up blocker manually).

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I just installed WIN XP on a virgin harddrive. I don't like icons on my desktop so I like to use quick launch for recycle bin. my ISP and Internet Explorer. When I checked quick launch my taskbar grew to double its size. No matter how I moved or squashed it, it was either gone or double, but never the normal size. As soon as I uncheck quick launch I can compress the taskbar back to normal. Ideas and fixes welcomed.

A:the case of the giant taskbar

Have you got large icons selected for the quick launch taskbar?

To check, unlock the taskbar, then right-click on the quick-launch bar, and from the popup menu choose view, then large or small icons. Small icons will return the taskbar to normal size if this is what the problem is.

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