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Windows XP SP2 hangs on install. Why?

Help me with a weird Windows install problem. [more inside]
posted by Electrius on Aug 21, 2008 - 10 answers

External hard drive problem with XP

Can I get my WD external hard drive back to the way it was? [more inside]
posted by droplet on Aug 19, 2008 - 8 answers

Scary Nikon AF problem

Autofocus no longer works on my Nikon D50, nor on my Nikkor 18-200 VR lens. [more inside]
posted by popechunk on Aug 15, 2008 - 8 answers

Default media player problem

When downloading a file from Rapidshare sometimes the default video player on my computer (windows xp) switches to something called “Nero Cover Designer,” and I cannot play the video. I have Nero software, and can’t seem to stop my computer defaulting to this, no matter how many times I go into the control panel and try to ensure all files go via windows media player. I am not at all I.T. savvy, so any suggestions in the most simple language possible would be much appreciated.
posted by ricardo on Aug 15, 2008 - 4 answers

How does IT documenation work?

Despite having no training whatsoever, I've gradually become 'the IT guy' at work. I want to get organized and begin building a documentation file but I have no idea where to start. [more inside]
posted by wabashbdw on Aug 4, 2008 - 18 answers

My iPod Is Suddenly Saying It Is Full

My 80gig iPod suddenly tells me that it has only 50.8 MB free, when I have nowhere near that much on the device. Itunes shows the numbers correctly, but the device reports otherwise. Is it OK? [more inside]
posted by Ironmouth on Jul 22, 2008 - 8 answers

Weird sound in my car's AC

When I turn on my air conditioning in my car (or any source of air; like the heat, etc.) I can hear a flapping sound, like a plastic bag or something. I'm wondering if anyone knows what that might be caused by, how to fix, where to look, or who to ask. Thanks!
posted by socialpsychologist on Jun 30, 2008 - 8 answers

How many hard drives does it take, before WinXP can see them?

External hard showing "weird". Better known as, sharing an external/portable hard drive between osx and winxp. [more inside]
posted by jadepearl on Jun 23, 2008 - 10 answers

Why am I so useless?

I am a useless procrastinator, I see it happening, and I can see the outcome but I can't help it, I feel out of control almost. It's something I tend to deal with okay at work (a more direct task-based environment I guess) but at home it's terrible. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 16, 2008 - 24 answers

Who would have thought I'd miss windows?

Why can't I connect to the internet when using the XP partition of my Macbook? [more inside]
posted by hector horace on May 22, 2008 - 4 answers

My MacBook's Internal Speakers Are Stuck on Mute

I can't get my Mac laptop's internal speakers to work -- they just stopped one day. When I press the volume adjust buttons, the little bars don't move, and the classic circle-with-bar-through-it appears. I've checked the volume in System Preferences, and the "mute" button is not selected by accident. [more inside]
posted by chinese_fashion on May 17, 2008 - 9 answers

Why is Gmail (through Mac Mail) not sending some email messages?

Help! Why is my Gmail, accessed through my Macbook's Mail application, occasionally not sending emails, even though they're listed as "sent"? [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 on May 12, 2008 - 7 answers

Why is my WordPress 404.php not working?

Why is my WordPress 404.php not working? If I try to visit a non-existent page, instead of getting the 404 page it gives me a page with all my static pages concatenated. [more inside]
posted by krunk on May 6, 2008 - 5 answers

Arrgh, major outlook synching problem!

My boss and I are both going crazy because I can't sync with her Outlook calendar on my own computer and her Blackberry won't sync with her Outlook. If she tries to download her new schedule to the Blackberry, it will erase her schedule on the hand-held instead! Help!! [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Apr 28, 2008 - 4 answers

This buckle filling is going to be the death of me...

I keep losing the same buckle filling again and again. Should I just suck it up and tell my dentist to give me a cap instead? [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Apr 28, 2008 - 7 answers

Have I offended Google?

Where has my Google Apps IMAP gone? [more inside]
posted by gergtreble on Apr 16, 2008 - 9 answers

Help me get emails from my clients blackberry

My clients emails from their Blackberry always end up in my email providers spam quarantine with the text of the mail garbled. Their "from address" comes through on the headers as From: "=?utf-8?B?SmVzc2UgUmFiaW5vd2l0eg==?=". My email provider says my client needs to fix that. My client thinks that they don't have a problem. Is this the way that blackberry emails normally identify themselves in email headers or is my clients set up faulty?
posted by merocet on Apr 16, 2008 - 15 answers

I can has engineer-mind?

Any good books to help develop an analytic mind? [more inside]
posted by lilithim on Mar 23, 2008 - 13 answers

Let me in, goddammit!

Why can't I log into my Last FM account? [more inside]
posted by hadjiboy on Mar 14, 2008 - 6 answers

Oops.

I bought something on the internet. The store I bought it from seemed (after I placed the order) shady, didn't ship the item, wouldn't cancel the order. I went to my bank and filled out a form thing, my bank refunded the money for me. Today I got a shipping notice about the thing that I ordered. What now? [more inside]
posted by hapticactionnetwork on Feb 28, 2008 - 11 answers

Ford Explorer engine woes

CarFilter: identify this part from my car (highlighted in red) -- It started smoking on the way home, and I'm wondering how scared my wallet is feeling. [more inside]
posted by Static Vagabond on Feb 27, 2008 - 15 answers

How to make egg noodles?

How do I make decent egg noodles? [more inside]
posted by macsigler on Feb 22, 2008 - 8 answers

Photoshop cannot open cr2 and jpg files in a single folder on an external harddrive

I can no longer open a number of raw and jpg files in a single folder on an external harddrive. What's going on? Is my harddrive about to die? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Feb 16, 2008 - 5 answers

What career for one who likes these things?

Careerfinder: for one who enjoys the following, what career? [more inside]
posted by Malad on Feb 10, 2008 - 36 answers

How can I deal with a person at work who seems to be publicly shunning me?

How can I deal with a person at work who seems to be publicly shunning me? (She is not my direct supervisor, but she does hold some control over the funding for my department, and therefore, my job.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 30, 2008 - 20 answers

Seeking explanation of odd lunar phenomena

Can the Moon affect humans in specific ways? [more inside]
posted by malusmoriendumest on Jan 1, 2008 - 28 answers

email oddness

Mysteriously changing email image attachment? [more inside]
posted by brautigan on Dec 14, 2007 - 6 answers

How to get scrollwheel-clicking to open links in a new tab in Firefox?

The scrollwheel-click has suddenly stopped working in Firefox. I don't recall making any changes in preferences, but all of a sudden, what used to open up links in new tabs, no longer does so. Instead wheel-clicking on a link does nothing. Any idea how to fix this problem? I feel like I'm browsing with one less finger! (Mac OSX.4.11, Firefox 2.0.0.11, Safari is unaffected by the problem.) [more inside]
posted by ruwan on Dec 13, 2007 - 6 answers

SVM, HMM, and wavelets in bioinformatics

I'd like to learn about SVM, HMM and wavelet algorithms in their usage in bioinformatics. I have a somewhat rudimentary understanding of the underlying mathematics from Wikipedia and a couple other sources, but I find that a concrete demonstration of their application fleshes it out. Are there texts, software packages (preferably free) or papers you'd recommend that: 1) includes good starter problem sets, or; 2) demonstrates how these techniques are used in research applications (beyond "we used xyz here"). Thanks!
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Nov 24, 2007 - 7 answers

Diagnose laptop problem?

Why is my laptop dying? [more inside]
posted by betterton on Nov 2, 2007 - 11 answers

What could cause downloads to stop or stall at 90% or so?

What could cause downloads to stop or stall at 90% or so? [more inside]
posted by the ghost of Ken Lay on Oct 18, 2007 - 4 answers

computer can't load executables smoothly

Laptop acting strangely. Could it be caused by overheating? [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Sep 26, 2007 - 10 answers

Love/Hate relationship with my cat, the root of all evil

Does anyone have suggestions on how to deal with a cat that is evil? [more inside]
posted by bolognius maximus on Sep 14, 2007 - 34 answers

SD card doesn't work just in Win XP?

My 2Gb SD card stopped working under Windows, works with the camera and Ubuntu, what's the problem? [more inside]
posted by tseo on Sep 13, 2007 - 15 answers

Specific website images not loading on my internet connection?

The website toysrus.ca won't load any images on my computer, it's the only site I could find that does this. Even stranger, if I access the site through a proxy, the site loads fine. I also asked friends online to check for me, and the site loads fine for them too. What is going on?
posted by exolstice on Sep 9, 2007 - 11 answers

What is the best way to (temporarily) repair this tablet stylus?

This morning, my wacom tablet (graphire 2) sytlus stopped working, and I would like to fix it until I can buy a new tablet [more inside]
posted by Iananan on Aug 23, 2007 - 5 answers

Why does Bioshock make my WinXP computer completely shut off?

Why does Bioshock make my WinXP computer completely shut off? [more inside]
posted by bradn on Aug 22, 2007 - 20 answers

Bubbles

Maximal volume of an ellipsoid... [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Aug 7, 2007 - 15 answers

Help out my creaking old computer.

Succour for Aged Computers Filter: I've got an old computer that is having two problems. 1) When it boots up, it always asks to go into safemode. This is an old problem. 2) when it boots up, I can use the kb to select safemode (or not) or make selections in the bios, but when XP loads up, mouse and kb aren't working! [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Jul 19, 2007 - 7 answers

Xebian is not behaving

Nowhere else to ask this filter: I have a xbox Debian (Xebian) xbox and it has (had) a raid drive of two 300GB drives. But now for some reason it got a bunch of errors and I can't get it up and running again. [more inside]
posted by Napierzaza on Jul 16, 2007 - 1 answer

Whose wall is it anyway?

I live on a street where the houses are not on the same ground level and so there are retaining walls between the properties. The house on my uphill side was built in the 1920’s and my house was built on a vacant lot between two houses from that era in 1961. Thanks to a brochure of the development in the 20’s, I have a picture of these two neighboring houses when my lot was vacant. The picture clearly shows the walls, or in actuality, the walls that are visible above ground level. These walls were built on top of the real retaining walls and were wood frame inside with chicken wire and plaster over the outside. [more inside]
posted by Leeman on Jul 9, 2007 - 5 answers

Fixing strange web browser display problems.

Why does my dad's computer display web browsers incorrectly? Is it possessed? How do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Jul 9, 2007 - 3 answers

Join some of the dots, throw the rest away

Map geeks: can I generate a polygon shapefile from the outline of a large collection of points? There's more detail, of course. [more inside]
posted by genghis on Jun 26, 2007 - 17 answers

Weird problem with wireless modem / router - connection dies after 20 minutes.

Weird problem with wireless modem / router - connection dies after 20 minutes. [more inside]
posted by arrowhead on Jun 18, 2007 - 3 answers

CreativeProblemSolving: Moving overseas in stages

CreativeProblemSolvingAdventureFilter: If you were moving overseas for a period of 2 years via 4 air trips, spaced 1.5-2 months apart, what stuff would you bring when? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Jun 14, 2007 - 8 answers

Our lcd tv suddenly shows red pixelation on dark colured areas. What gives?

Our new digital television just started showing red highlights on dark colours. What's wrong? [more inside]
posted by jacalata on Jun 13, 2007 - 5 answers

How do I get a homeless person(s) to stop peeing in my front doorway?

How do I get a homeless person(s) to stop peeing in my front doorway? [more inside]
posted by tangelo on Jun 11, 2007 - 33 answers

Why can't I add new mp3s to my Itunes library?

A month or so ago, I became unable to add new tracks to Itunes. Whether I try to add via clicking on the track, dragging into iTunes, or adding the track from the file menu, the result is the same. I have also tried changing my preferences so that the track does not copy to the iTunes library when it is added; still the same. When I try to add a track, my hard drive just spins and makes a little clicking noise and iTunes goes into "not responding" mode, with the spinning pinwheel. [more inside]
posted by fastbacker on Jun 6, 2007 - 7 answers

Diagnose broken laptop display?

How broken is my laptop display, and is it worth fixing? [more inside]
posted by betterton on Jun 1, 2007 - 4 answers

Problem boss + coping strategies...

How do I deal with a boss who dislikes me personally and says no to all of my ideas unless my direct supervisor is in the room "pleading my case" as well? [more inside]
posted by ollyoop on May 9, 2007 - 23 answers

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