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If your computer or phone is giving you issues:

• Please read this before posting: 4 Reasons Why IT People Ignore Your Requests for Help
• Restart the computer. Hopefully this will take care of any issues
• If your problem has not yet been solved, try to Google it. There may be a very simple solution
• On a Windows computer, a system restore may do the trick.
(This is a work in progress, please feel free to add whatever you may feel is helpful)

Please post whether or not the problem was fixed
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3960 on: March 15, 2017, 03:19:01 PM »

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3964 on: March 15, 2017, 03:38:57 PM »
I'm stuck at step #3: On the next screen, add your MP990 printer by any applicable method. There are 5 methods. Mine is attached via USB cable.
Only one that seems to make sense is last one i.e. "add a local printer or network printer with manual settings". There are 12 port options. I have tried a couple with selecting my printer and get message "Windows is updating the list of printers. This might take a few minutes". After waiting a while nothing happens...?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3965 on: March 15, 2017, 03:59:52 PM »
I'm stuck at step #3: On the next screen, add your MP990 printer by any applicable method. There are 5 methods. Mine is attached via USB cable.
Only one that seems to make sense is last one i.e. "add a local printer or network printer with manual settings". There are 12 port options. I have tried a couple with selecting my printer and get message "Windows is updating the list of printers. This might take a few minutes". After waiting a while nothing happens...?
(for next time, quote to what you're responding if there was an unrelated chat in-between.)

USB001 is probably the port you need to select, updating the list may take a pretty while.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3966 on: March 16, 2017, 01:27:27 AM »
(for next time, quote to what you're responding if there was an unrelated chat in-between.)

USB001 is probably the port you need to select, updating the list may take a pretty while.
I usually quote but often have difficulty accessing earlier DDF pages as I described here Would love if you had a solution to that problem.

Also the calculator button on my Logitech MK321 stopped working...Any clue how to fix?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3967 on: March 16, 2017, 01:29:38 AM »
I usually quote but often have difficulty accessing earlier DDF pages as I described here Would love if you had a solution to that problem.

Also the calculator button on my Logitech MK321 stopped working...Any clue how to fix?
And what about the updating list? Has is finished in the end?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3968 on: March 16, 2017, 01:33:13 AM »
I use WebChaver and am haing some trouble accessing certain pages of DDF. CS recommended I erase my entire browsing history and cache. Is there any way to export it, and than import it back?

Tried all. Didn't help. Strange thing is it works fine if I'm not signed in to DDF.
Not sure if I'd be able to help, this is really strange. But in order for anyone to even attempt to help you need to explain "having some trouble" would mean. What happens when you go to these inaccessible pages, do you got an error, does it load and load, or it loads funny?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3969 on: March 16, 2017, 01:58:47 AM »
Not sure if I'd be able to help, this is really strange. But in order for anyone to even attempt to help you need to explain "having some trouble" would mean. What happens when you go to these inaccessible pages, do you got an error, does it load and load, or it loads funny?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3970 on: March 21, 2017, 06:16:57 PM »
Any way to have a hotkey or keyboard shortcut to enable/disable trackpad on my Dell laptop?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3971 on: March 21, 2017, 06:24:54 PM »
Any way to have a hotkey or keyboard shortcut to enable/disable trackpad on my Dell laptop?

Try Windows key + "Q" key.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3972 on: March 21, 2017, 07:12:51 PM »
Any way to have a hotkey or keyboard shortcut to enable/disable trackpad on my Dell laptop?
One some laptops it's built in on one of the fn keys - did you check those?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3973 on: March 21, 2017, 07:51:10 PM »
Try Windows key + "Q" key.
Opens search.
One some laptops it's built in on one of the fn keys - did you check those?
Yes. None to enable or disable trackpad.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3974 on: March 22, 2017, 02:16:24 PM »
anyone have a recovery disk for windows XP PRO ?

or know of a way to factory reset a windows computer?

thanks
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