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  1. Quacker

    Firefox - "Server not found" revisited

    Just lately, and this is a brand new machine, I seem to be getting this everyday, sometimes twice per day. Usually I unplug the modem for a few minutes and it works. Today however, I reverterd to IE and it is working fine. This tells me it is not the internet connection but Firefox. What...
  2. P

    Windows XP Pro Booting Problem

    I don't actually know whether that title is right, you see a couple of days ago my p.c was working fine. I was messing about 1 day in the BIOS settings looking for a way of overclocking my machine. I went downstairs leaving the BIOS screen open, and my little sister :@ Started messing around...
  3. F

    same update installs on shutdown

    PC installs 4 updates every time I switch off. I got help recently for finding control panel from task manager and Goku gave me a disinfect routine which I followed but I'm still getting these 4 updates install each time I switch off. Any ideas?
  4. J

    Left 4 Dead Problems

    hey ppl,hope every1 had a gr8 xmas. i got a small problem with left 4dead,installation went fine,the game works perfectly even on high settings but now every time i try to run the game it crashes. the game is throu steam so i load up steam then i luanch the game,the game loads i get to the...
  5. F

    can't access certain files

    I'm using Windows XP Home. Mozilla Firefox. I'm unable to access files in My Documents, and I can't even get Control Panel in order to do a System Restore. I can get online OK, but can't work offline. Each time I switch off, the PC installs 4 updates. It seems odd to have 4 updates each time...
  6. M

    No Sound. Need Help?

    hey, I have come here for help because for a while now I havent been able to get any sound out of my PC, I have tried with speakers AND headphones but neither work, which makes me believe it's a problem with my PC or sound card, any ideas?
  7. B

    need help!!

    iam running windows vista home premium and when i go onto pictures it does not have the preview icon in the view tab, does any one know how i can change this so that i dont have to open it up in image viewer all the time to find out which picture it is. cheers in advance.
  8. D

    SP3 cant uninstall

    after installing sp3 i have been having problems with my pc being really slow. i want to uninstall and see if thth is the problem but when i try and uninstall i get the message 'the system cannot find the file specified'. please help
  9. J

    HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T20N ATA will not work...Please Help!!

    I have an Acer 4620z and my HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T20N ATA, just stopped working, I have checked the device manager and there is an exclamation point over the disc drive. I have tried to uninstall the driver and reboot, that did not work, I tried to update driver software and that didnt work...
  10. U

    Help - wuauclt.exe encountered a problem and needs to close

    just started gettin this error wuault.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close can anyone help cheers
  11. S

    What Happened to Scanner&Camera Wizard?

    Goku, in another thread, was trying to help me with my non-functioning Scanner&Camera Wizard. He set me up with the "fix camera wizard". I ran that and still could not find the wizard. I'm starting this new thread because the other had become populated with too many issues. I then started...
  12. D

    Lost sound

    Hi guys I'm not sure if this is the right bit to post this in (mods please move as appropriate) I've just fitted a Liteon 20x DVD rewriter to my Packard Bell computer (which is about 5 years old and using XP Home). The DVD writer is working fine but for some reason I have lost all sound from...
  13. S

    PC won't save in My Documents anymore

    I had it formatted 2 months ago and didn't notice tech failed to get spyware protection back on. I just downloaded new software and cleaned it up. I'm wondering if it has been messed up by all the junk that managed to get on board. Main Problem: I can no longer save documents and photos to...
  14. D

    Please Help.

    Well basically, when i go to shut down my computer it freezes when it gets to "Windows is shutting down", but it only freezes if my pc has been on for longer than around 30mins/hour. When i go to shut down my computer using start, i get an error message about dumprep and something like...
  15. S

    Vista Boot. Help Plz

    Hi i have this problem and i can explain it below. Ok. My laptop is a hp Dv9628 Here is what happens: Step 1: HP SCREEN(PRESS F10 FOR BIOS ETC.) Step 2: windows loading bar loads. Step 3: Vista Startup Flash plays Step 4:welcome screen shows Here is were the problem lies. Screen goes black...
  16. J

    iTunes broke

    hey ppl for some reason my itunes isnt working properly.every times I try to access it it got this "The iTunes Libary.itl file is locked,on a locked disk.or you do not have the write permission for this file" I dont get why its doing this when it was working fine last night,Im the only user...
  17. rebeccaamyc

    Laptop keys again!

    Hi, I've been reading Grandad's post and thread with intent as this is exactly the same problem I am having, I really hope someone can help as it is driving me crazy!! Many thanks in advance. I have a FS series Sony Vaio and it's out of warranty unfortunately. Model no. VGN-FS315E (with grey...
  18. F

    I've lost options to view control panel

    I'm using Windows XP Home and I have previously viewed Control Panel in Classic View and Category view. I seem to have lost the option to view both and Control Panel just comes up in Category View(I think-lots of icons on a white background).:eek:
  19. A

    DVD RW wont read

    I have a ASUS DRW - 2014 L1T DVD-RW installed on a Vista-32 sp1 desktop PC. Recently it has stopped reading or recognising data DVDs (game, data, etc). It does recognise and play movie DVDs or CDs though. Nothing wrong with the failed DVDs as they work fine on different PCs. When I insert a...
  20. shrimply

    TV software

    Hi , I don't know if this is the right place I could of sworn there was a multimedia section but can't see one. Can any one suggest some good free TV viewing software, I have a cheap USB digital receiver, it came with blaze TV software which is rubbish and I've been using it happily with...