I'm dealing, suddenly, with a very annoying problem on my Lenovo laptop. It's running Windows 10 and is about 1.5 years old. When I opened it this evening, there was a second visible mouse cursor in a little bubble on my screen, and it won't go away no matter what I do. Uh oh... [more inside]
Until recently, I was able to plug headphones or audio cables running between the Line In jack on my monitor into the green Line Out jack in this picture, and successfully hear sound. I don't know what happened, but now I get nothing. There has been a weird unprompted change in my volume control settings: it looks like this when before I'm pretty sure it was a speaker icon. I can click on the slider and do a test like so, but no actual sound comes out. Can you help me troubleshoot?
I have a 1st gen PS3 (the fat one with the power switch on the back) which appears to be dying on me. Googling only turns up info for the 'yellow LED of death' or the 'unresponsive power button' issues which don't seem to apply here. More details inside [more inside]
My Windows 7 password is not working, so naturally, I'm locked out of my computer/life. If my computer worked, I would continue googling for an answer. Unfortunately, this vintage Dell desktop I'm using is trying my patience. [more inside]
USB malfunction on Kenwood KDC-x595 faceplate... google fu failure attempting to locate schematics... any mefites wanna try? [more inside]
What is causing the strangest video error I have ever come across? [more inside]
Why does this strange thing happen ONLY when a certain person sends me an MMS? [more inside]
Office network print problems. Help me get these laptops to print again! [more inside]
Why does my internet kind of disconnect? [more inside]
Does anyone have a handly list of reasons why one would get the error "The extract range has a missing or illegal field name." when using advanced auto-filter? [more inside]
Google Earth looks totally screwed up on my Toshiba laptop with Windows 7. A grid of squares overlays all the maps. I've tried unclicking everything to no avail. Googling has not helped. Here's what it looks like. http://imgur.com/M9967.jpg
Please -- please! -- help me troubleshoot a vexing wireless connectivity problem. Just to put this front and center: I am not knowledgeable about computers. [more inside]
CD drive won't rip CDs, will barely play songs. Help! [more inside]
Why won't my facebook mobile uploads work anymore? [more inside]
After compressing a video with virtual dub, in the top left hand corner it displays information about the video like what frame its on. How do I get rid of it?? [more inside]
There's a sick computer I'm trying to diagnose & I have no idea why it's doing what it's doing. It's a custom Intel-based desktop from maybe 3-5 years ago, can't easily read the mobo maker but if it's needed I can probably get it. When I hit the soft power switch it turns on briefly, the front power light comes on & the fan spins up then it all shuts down inside of half a second. Any ideas?
My trackpad has suddenly, mysteriously and unpredictably started acting weird. So have the mouse and the little rubber point on my laptop. Help? [more inside]
Weird internet blockage—problem resolved, but mystery remains. Macintosh and Time Warner cable internet inside… [more inside]
Suddenly no one gets MMS photos i send (their screen's blank). i sent one to myself and it worked. it doesn't matter what carrier they have. my tech support (verizon) said it was an issue with the other carriers. i read through other posts here, took the battery out for 30 seconds, to no avail. any suggestions? thanks.
I am a very frequent user of MS-Word, right now Word 2003. I routinely drop pictures into text documents, selecting the layout option "in line with text". I have inherited a document with wonky picture behavior, where putting a picture in-line makes most or all of it disappear. The document originator seems to have temporarily solved by floating all of the pictures over loads of paragraph marks, which is un-elegant and will not please my learned client. My mad Google skills have failed me for an explanation. I have tried everything from monkeying with the advanced layout (Picture Position) settings to lowering the acceleration on my graphics card, all to no avail. (Virtually) all suggestions will be cheerfully tried.
If I turn on my secondary which is connected to a DVI to HDMI adapter and then turn it off it disconnects my primary which is connected via VGA. [more inside]
OS X crisis.. Please help with a system that won't boot Mac gurus. [more inside]
We have Microsoft Outlook set to send emails via a POP3 service, but our old Exchange 5.5 server keeps trying to take over when we don't want it to. [more inside]
I just cobbled together a computer for the first time, and while it powers up OK (fans and drives awhirring) I get nothing on the screen. No signal input. What did I mess up? Did I kill my CPU? [more inside]
Why does my DSL connection keep dropping connections? [more inside]
I have an HP Pavilion a1200y desktop. When you turn it on the monitor is blank, how can I fix this? [more inside]
Help me flip the switch that keeps my RAM freed up on my pain-in-the-backside MS Vista O/S machine! [more inside]
Help troubleshoot video stalls on Windows XP. Whether it's youtube or other video, my machine no longer let's me watch video to completion. I have sbc yahoo dsl.
15-line AppleScript is giving this n00b nightmares. I think something's wrong with my "if ... then" syntax. [more inside]
Help me figure out what's wrong with my old crappy van. [more inside]
Why won't CNN's web site load? [more inside]
Laptop connected to DSL via Linksys WRT54G - Connected by ethernet = no problem. Connected wirelessly = only www.google.com will load. [more inside]
My Intel Macbook is failing to boot past the gray Apple screen, just displaying the spinning progress icon forever. I'm still a Mac Newbie, so I could use some help. Any ideas on how to fix my Mac? [more inside]
Is there any way to get my western digital external hard drive to properly display the disappeared files & folders on it so that I can back them up? [more inside]
My new macbook pro won't make any sound. [more inside]
[WinXPfilter] What's wrong with my USB devices on my computer? [more inside]
I've read a study that suggests individuals who live in perpetual poverty have impaired reasoning capabilities. Assuming this is true, how can I learn to reason better? What ways can I improve my ability to accurately assess situations and troubleshoot problems?
I have some video .zip files that I have downloaded into Tiger desktop latest OS X. I then downloaded the latest version of Stuff it expander. I continue to get the error message: "Unable to unarchive "name of file" into "desktop". (Error 1 - Operation not permitted." What does this mean? I've looked in all the Mac help forums and can find nothing. Also, what do you think is the best place to get simple Mac help with quick responses?
Laptop screen blackout issues: [more inside]
My girlfriend has a 2006 Vespa scooter (still under warranty, less than a year old). Last night, it simply wouldn't turn over. No warning signs before this, no problems. Full tank of gas. I can hear it click, but the motor simply doesn't catch. I'm not much of a gearhead. Any suggestions on how we might troubleshoot this more ourselves, before we have it towed to a dealer? Any basic checks that we can do, before taking it in to the shop?
Is there a way to "reserve" a certain % of the processor for Windows, no matter how much any individual application requests? [more inside]
How can I prevent my system from crashing when I have hardware acceleration set to 'full'? [more inside]
Huge (hopefully not) monitor issue: Thinkpad T41. Are there any good hardware troubleshooters out there? [more inside]
Firefox 1.5 and Quicktime 7... Why don't they agree? [more inside]
Finally broke down and bought a DVD player. I connected the red yellow and white composite cables to their corresponding ports and all I get is sound - but no picture. [more inside]
I recently decided to jump on the dvd train, and finally bought myself a player. However, the video gives about 10 seconds of video followed by 10 seconds of blue screen. This from multiple players. [more inside]
Troubleshooting CSS: I'm working on a site that renders properly in all tested browsers, except (and who'd have guessed it) IE. Here's the link to the site Here's a link to the style sheet [more inside]
I download a number of 'things' via newsgroups. Lately, I've been having trouble reparing and extracting them. [more inside]
Trapped in a maze of twisty cables, all alike: yesterday one of my harddrives (about two years old) started fucking up (I/O errors) whenever I tried to read some directories (like /usr/bin and /sbin, helpful). Boot with knoppix, by some miracle am able to read the drive, fsck it. I switched the cable going from the mobo to the CD drive with that going to the hard drives, and then it worked. At some point my other hard drive (less than a year old) starts to have similar errors, but worked on reboot after a fscking. Today: same problem as before! But, on merely switching which drive was above which, so the cable fit in more naturally, it works! So my question: could simply twisting the cable have caused those errors? If not, where's the error more likely lie—with the drives or the motherboard?
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