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    Best surface for laptops

    I was just wondering if there were some rules/guidelines for keep laptops cool. I know the best way is to get one of the cooling base-stations. I'm concerned about if you just set it down somewhere....
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    I'm using a sata drive, just not any sort of...

    I'm using a sata drive, just not any sort of raid. Windows update always brings up "optional" downloads to patch the raid drivers, but I never downloaded them because I wasn't using the raid...
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    I checked on there, didn't find my exact issue,...

    I checked on there, didn't find my exact issue, however I tried some of the suggestions for similar looking ones and they havn't helped yet. I tried restoring and I was able to get back into Windows...
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    Windows update causes reboot

    I went to the windows update site to check to see if there were any new updates, it said something about having to download a new version of the update software or something like that. It did that...
  5. Thread: CD Recognition

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    Ya, my audio CDs didn't work right before I...

    Ya, my audio CDs didn't work right before I installed roxio (I didn't connect that cable thing to my soundcard). But this happens with any type of CD. The only time the computer reckognizes a CD is...
  6. Thread: CD Recognition

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    CD Recognition

    I have XP Pro, and I believe this started when I installed Roxio Easy CD Creator 7. When I put a CD in, not only does it not autorun (I have checked the autorun settings), but the computer doesn't...
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    IE hanging on some sites

    This is a problem I have been dealing with unsucessfully for a while. When I am browsing, some websites will cause IE to start going REALLY slow. If I check the taskmanager, it shows that IE is using...
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    O YA!! that is the perfect program. I downloaded...

    O YA!! that is the perfect program. I downloaded it and it works great. Thanks so much for finding that. I had given up hope of finding a windows solution and was starting to look for 3rd party...
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    The folders I need to keep backedup are GBs in...

    The folders I need to keep backedup are GBs in size, so the backup scheduler would take forever to copy. I need one that if I save it to one folder, it will create a copy in a mirrored folder on the...
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    Win XP active syncing

    Is there some way in XP to setup active syncing? I have two hard drives and basically I want the computer to automatically mirror a folder from one hard drive to the other for redundency whenever...
  11. Thread: Reinstall IE?

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    Reinstall IE?

    Is it possible to reinstall IE with Windows XP (I have SP2)? I have something weird going on with my internet on IE, works fine with Firefox. I also need to reinstall active x or something, because...
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    just an update. Know windows explorer is having a...

    just an update. Know windows explorer is having a slow reaction. When I click on it it takes 2-5 seconds for it to open and it used to be instantaneous.
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    I have 2GB of RAM. That is one reason I am so...

    I have 2GB of RAM. That is one reason I am so confused, lol. I noticed that it only happens for shortcuts, like if I had a word doc, it works fine. Seems like it is just taking a long time to draw...
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    Slow folder reaction

    I when I open a folder on the desktop with lots of files or shortcuts in it, it takes a long time for windows to draw all the icons. I am not saying a really long amount of time, but slow enough that...
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    A little update. I actually discovered that it is...

    A little update. I actually discovered that it is not a taskbar button that is appearing, it is an icon in the system tray. I never noticed because I always had my taskbar pretty full so it looked...
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    Annoying taskbar buttons

    Running XP Pro, over the past few days I have noticed that every few minutes the program buttons in the taskbar start jittering for a fraction of a second. It looks like there is a program that...
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    Video Compression

    this may not be the right forum for this but I have a question about video compression. I have a 45-min long or so video file in high-def (~2.8GB), I need to compress it to a couple hundred MB to...
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    Sleep Button on Keyboard

    I have a stupidly designed keyboard that has a sleep button in a very weird place. I have inadvertently hit it quite a few times times now and cause a LOT of anger and frustration. Is there any way...
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    I think that did it. Something must have edited...

    I think that did it. Something must have edited my files, because I had to "restore" the file types before I could access the advaced feature. Thanks!
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    It is for the videos. The option said "file type"...

    It is for the videos. The option said "file type" before, so I guess the computer groups avi, wmv, mpg, etc together as video files and now it doesn't give let me chose to open or save them.
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    Where is the option?

    When I click on media files in Internet Explorer, I used to get a box that came up and asked if I wanted to open or save the file. Somewhere, someone who has been using my computer took off the check...
  22. Thread: Java Archive

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    Thanks! I was using explorer at the time. but I...

    Thanks! I was using explorer at the time. but I usually use firefox when I venturing somewhere unknown...
  23. Thread: Java Archive

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    Java Archive

    Can I delete my jar, java archive folder? I got a virus in there somehow and I would feel better if I just wiped it out. I am ok with having to reinstall applets and stuff. This first appeared when I...
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    I figured out something interesting. If I have a...

    I figured out something interesting. If I have a CD Rom in all my drives then the computer will shut down fine, if they are empty it takes forever. I think this is because of one CD-RW drive that I...
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    I have 1GB of RAM; I checked my page file, but...

    I have 1GB of RAM; I checked my page file, but clearing at shutdown is disabled. I have heard someone say it might be a driver conflict or something like that. Thanks again guys, this is helping a...
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