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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.
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Please post whether or not the problem was fixed

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #200 on: November 03, 2013, 12:14:21 AM »
Will do.
Shkoiach!
ETA: Are any of the cheaper ones here good?
I can't say for sure that I have ever used this specific model, but for general internet usage almost any (reliable) wireless router will work.
http://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-RangeMax-WNR1000-Wireless-Router/dp/tech-data/B00894WP4S/ref=de_a_smtd

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #201 on: November 03, 2013, 01:41:31 AM »
I can't say for sure that I have ever used this specific model, but for general internet usage almost any (reliable) wireless router will work.
http://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-RangeMax-WNR1000-Wireless-Router/dp/tech-data/B00894WP4S/ref=de_a_smtd
Just a heads up, link is to a refurb
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #202 on: November 03, 2013, 02:28:37 PM »
Just a heads up, link is to a refurb

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #203 on: November 03, 2013, 02:28:55 PM »
Just a heads up, link is to a refurb
The original link the OP sent me a few days ago was for a refurb, so I assumed they were ok with that.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #204 on: November 03, 2013, 03:10:37 PM »
The original link the OP sent me a few days ago was for a refurb, so I assumed they were ok with that.
Whatever works.
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Re: Computer help
« Reply #205 on: November 05, 2013, 05:02:11 PM »

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Re: Computer help
« Reply #206 on: November 05, 2013, 05:06:44 PM »
please post here http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=27868.0

Did you move this for me already?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #207 on: November 05, 2013, 05:39:54 PM »
Totally screwed isn't exactly a technical term and doesn't really give me any insight into the issue, but you can always try doing a system restore again by go into it using f8

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #208 on: November 05, 2013, 06:37:30 PM »
Totally screwed isn't exactly a technical term and doesn't really give me any insight into the issue, but you can always try doing a system restore again by go into it using f8

Sorry about the way I worded it. I tried this and it's working again. Thank you.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #209 on: November 07, 2013, 08:12:44 PM »
Lately I started getting this msg while on the web from time to time;
Unable to load the webpage because the server sent no data.
Error code: ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE


I think it started since I installed K9, does it make sense? if so, what can i do?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #210 on: November 10, 2013, 04:23:30 PM »
My sister has an Acer Aspire netbook with Win7 x64. She just started getting an error message on boot that a boot device cannot be found. The hard drive is the 1st on the boot device list in the BIOS.
My initial reaction is that it could be a loose HD cable, a defective HD,  or that Windows is corrupt. Is there an easy way to try to repair Windows if she can't boot into it before checking the hardware? TIA

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #211 on: November 10, 2013, 04:39:50 PM »
My sister has an Acer Aspire netbook with Win7 x64. She just started getting an error message on boot that a boot device cannot be found. The hard drive is the 1st on the boot device list in the BIOS.
My initial reaction is that it could be a loose HD cable, a defective HD,  or that Windows is corrupt. Is there an easy way to try to repair Windows if she can't boot into it before checking the hardware? TIA
Can she access eRecovery?

1. Power on the computer
2. At the white ACER BIOS screen, hold the Alt key and press the F10 key simultaneously to start Acer eRecovery.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #212 on: November 10, 2013, 05:59:48 PM »
If she has any important data on the drive I would recommend working on that part before running tests and risking further damage to drive

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #213 on: November 10, 2013, 11:42:35 PM »
On my Latitude E6530 scrolling on the trackpad (using 2 fingers) suddenly stopped working, any idea why?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #214 on: November 11, 2013, 01:05:08 AM »
On my Latitude E6530 scrolling on the trackpad (using 2 fingers) suddenly stopped working, any idea why?
Nothing personal, but it seems you're having a lot of computer and Gmail problems lately. :(

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #215 on: November 11, 2013, 01:07:14 AM »
On my Latitude E6530 scrolling on the trackpad (using 2 fingers) suddenly stopped working, any idea why?
It's a long shot that it is as simple as this, but it is a good place to start:
(Assuming Windows 7)
Control Panel - Hardware and Sound - Deivces - Mouse
On the screen that comes up, you should have a tab that says "Dell Touchpad".  Click inside the box, and another screen will display.  One of the options will be "Scrolling and Zoom settings".  Check to make sure it is enabled.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #216 on: November 17, 2013, 12:30:52 AM »
I installed new Windows:
How do install Office from the program files?
Or any program for that matter.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #217 on: November 17, 2013, 04:53:10 PM »
I installed new Windows:
How do install Office from the program files?
Or any program for that matter.
Huh?
It's not like a Mac -copying from "program files" is not the same as copying from "applications".  You need to re-install all software.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #218 on: November 17, 2013, 04:55:54 PM »
Huh?
It's not like a Mac -copying from "program files" is not the same as copying from "applications".  You need to re-install all software.
I don't understand your comparison to a Mac, as I've haven't really used one. :)
My question is: Is it possible to install Office from the program files?
That's all that's left after installing newer Windows.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #219 on: November 17, 2013, 04:59:01 PM »
I don't understand your comparison to a Mac, as I've haven't really used one. :)
My question is: Is it possible to install Office from the program files?
That's all that's left after installing newer Windows.
You're giving us a tenth of a story.
You updated the version of Windows?  8 to 8.1?
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