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Google Drive was unable to connect. When I went looking for the cause, I found That several of its files had become associated with Windows Media Player. That they - (.exe and .dll) - were labeled "opens with Windows Media Player"!!??
I have uninstalled G.Drive in order to re-install it cleanly....
Recently replaced old computer and installed Office365 on the new one.
A form which SWMBO could fill on the old machine running Office 2007 will not allow editing under office 2013.
It opens as read only ??????.
redownloaded form from web site. Same result.
Check properties and it is not set as...
I am back... with another problem. :P
Windows Aero seems to have stopped working. So now I am just running the windows "Basic" theme and I can't change back!
I've searched the internet for a solution and none of them worked! I tried restarting my PC, updating my Graphics drivers,...
How do I delete a file that won't delete?
Hi all, when I play games on my PC (this doesn't always happen) the sound can buzz for less than a second and pause at the same time.
It only started happening recently. It never happened before. I have updated Realtek drivers. I am using on-board sound. Any suggestions on what to do?
Am wondering if anyone has used or knows about the Iron browser from SrWare. Any thoughts or opinions ?
looking at buying a game console for the kids (7, 8, 11), and wondering whether the Wii U (Premium probably) is worth looking at? We're primarily PC users, haven't had a console for years (had an old Xbox original until it stopped working), but the kids loved playing on their cousins...
do people use this???, would this help our slow vista machine???
have a spare flash drive laying around that i could use.
Over the past three weeks I have been starting a new chess game with a mate and he never receives it-using Firefox as the ISP. Even as we spoke on Skype at the same time nothing arrived at my mates address.
We then started a new game using Internet Explorer and it went straight to him and...
NZ Laptop Battery Shop. Has anyone used them? How did you find them?
Looking for Toshiba L10 & L500D Batt prices. Thanks. PJ
I often open up my desktop and play around with my hard drives etc.
Then when I go to boot up I have heart attacks as various drives are not recognised, wont boot etc.
Then I play with the sata connectors and it works all OK.
I find the connectors are not very firm or positive...
been plauging my mum for months now.
had someone open it up recently and no loose cableas were discovered
comes and goes.
is pretty much constant during post, makes booting linux difficult
could it be a rootkit?
infected with Australian Federal Police (AFP) Ukash/ICSPA virus
won't allow me into Safe Mode - stalls at ClassPNP
Does anyone have experience with the "Iskratel Innbox V50-U" modem/router/wireless/voip all in one?
Love some help please.... I can get some .co.nz sites but nothing else. Ive spent hours with broadband help on three consecutive days and have established connections etc are all fine. Done everything they can think of and established the connection can find sites but my computer is just not...
I have read the thread about an alternative to Mozilla Firebird. What is the best alternative for Thunderbird - excluding Microsoft? I have been happy using Mozilla for the years but they seem to be getting slower with all the 'extras' that appear each update. OS is Vista Home with dual boot to...
I'm helping my neighbour set up her new laptop. I've installed Thunderbird, and I've copied all her files holus-bolus from her old PC, to be winnowed out later. I thought I had pointed T-bird at the data store from her old PC, but I'm not seeing her folder structure or her old emails. As I...
I have upgraded my Gigabyte 8KNXP motherboard with a total of 3Gb Ram but in My Computer properties it shows only 1.5Gb.
I am running Win XP-3.
Memory sticks are: 2x1Gb. (double sided) 2x512Mb (double sided) and 2x512Mb (single sided).
The correct memory total is shown as the BIOS starts...
I have a friend with an OLD Compaq 5260 computer, in which the power supply has failed. It is an ATX style supply, but has three AT type 6-pin connectors to connect to the MB, just to make life difficult. The computer is very old, I admit, and have pointed this out, but...
Any chance that...
I have been a member of press f1 for over ten plus years now..So funny what has changed since then. I use to be able to have a go at answering nearly every post. Not any more and i went back to school in the last five years thinking that would help.. I passed but OMG it use to be computers and that...
Our desktop pc running vista has only 1GB of ram, and as such is running slow.
i ran the crucial memory scanner, and it says the ram type is DDR2
I've found this 2x1GB kit that looks ok
I have a colleague that is looking for a Subversion set-up guru to sort out some Mac Client issues.
Anyone out there, or know anyone that might like an hour or twos paid work?
Posted on Geekzone as well.
Hi, I use Acemoney and like it as I can sort categories and other entries like sorting in Excel. Now that I'm using Linux is there a similar program?
I just need something basic. I see info on the net that there is an Acemoney for linux but can't see it on the makers site. I don't want to use Wine...
english is fun.
im doing something wrong.
i know it.
3 usb sticks, 3 computers.
linux, osx***, windows
I was editing to show a new avatar. Got part of way there, but not happy with presentation, so cropped further, went back in to "My Profile". At first, no probs, then suddenly could not get into edit mode. Got the message that I had got into edit mode however it was still in view mode. Logged...
i wish to broadcast and view anywhere/anywhen.
i hope people to watch live.
from any camera, to any screen, anywhere, anywhen.
I have an old house and only one phone jack in the kitchen. As you can expect, it's awkward to have a router and network attached printer sitting in the middle of the kitchen. I found this product online that works the same as an ethernet powerline network but with phone jacks. So my problem...
How do I get IE 10 (Win 7) to keep my username and password to login to Vodafone webmail?
Every time I have to key in the username and password to access my vodafone email. It's annoying.
Is there a way?
I have just purchased a 3 year license for NOD32 having trialled it for the past 3 weeks. My question is related to the set up: During the trial period, I simply left the setup alone by using the defaults that came with the programme. Should I do any tweaking to these or would I be best to leave...
Anyone know of a way to enforce a global proxy with authentication in Windows 8? It's annoying because some things work and others don't with the built in proxy tools. Chrome and IE work, as do parts of a few metro apps. The Skydrive desktop is broken (nothing works) as is the metro Skydrive app...
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