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AOL incompatible with Twitter?

Help, please. I cannot get any page at all at Twitter to load -- it just kicks me back to whatever page I was on previously. This started exactly when I installed the latests AOL Aim program on 9.15. I have updated my firefox browser, erased cache and cookies, and made sure JavaScript was enabled, and updated Java, but still no dice. Any ideas? I cannot even get to the Twitter help page or log in. Thank you so much.
posted by jfwlucy on Sep 23, 2010 - 8 answers

Windows XP Profile Won't Load

Windows XP "cannot load user's profile"....."insufficient system resources". - HELP! [more inside]
posted by sonicbloom on Sep 23, 2010 - 9 answers

Why are my file sizes so different?

I'm having a problem with screen recording software on Windows XP. [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Sep 10, 2010 - 12 answers

Canon Pixma MX340 won't print wirelessly from iMac

Can anyone help me with setting up my Canon Pixma MX340 to print wirelessly from my iMac? [more inside]
posted by jefficator on Sep 5, 2010 - 9 answers

Why does my Tumblr-based website not load properly with Internet Explorer?

Why does my Tumblr-based website not load properly with Internet Explorer? [more inside]
posted by FuckingAwesome on Aug 27, 2010 - 1 answer

It's always the everlovin' windows machine.

Why does Windows say it's connected to my wireless network but refuse to connect to the internet? Cast of characters: Airport Extreme, XP, Vista. [more inside]
posted by jamaro on Aug 15, 2010 - 11 answers

Why is YouTube mysteriously breaking?

I've been working on promoting a video on YouTube, and we've been getting reports from a handful of people (probably 15-20 complaints total out of 28K+ views) that they're unable to watch the video on YouTube or embedded anywhere else. The player loads and it seems to buffer, but the video/audio simply won't play. Even more bizarre, everybody reporting this problem has been able to watch other videos on YouTube (only ours refuses to play). Has anybody else encountered a problem like this, and were you able to resolve it? [more inside]
posted by OverlappingElvis on Jul 14, 2010 - 12 answers

I never know what it's doing at 100% CPU

Almost every program causes my computer to launch into some kind of super-intensive CPU cycles, clocking 100% for about 30 seconds or so before I can use said program. Happens with almost every program with any girth to it -- not Notepad, but definitely does it for Acrobat, Firefox, Word, etc. [more inside]
posted by chitlin on Jul 2, 2010 - 16 answers

Windows 7 crashing help

PC randomly freezing after upgrading to Windows 7 [more inside]
posted by crashlanding on Jun 22, 2010 - 7 answers

Unable to connect to printer

My 2nd iMac suddenly is unable to connect to my printer, despite that nothing has changed: can the hive mind offer any solutions? [more inside]
posted by bwg on Jun 5, 2010 - 1 answer

Fucking internet, how does it work?

Weird internet blockage—problem resolved, but mystery remains. Macintosh and Time Warner cable internet inside… [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on May 13, 2010 - 3 answers

Can I fix my own washing machine?

Can I fix my LG front loading washing machine on my own today, or do I have to wait until a technician can come to my house? [more inside]
posted by junipero on May 2, 2010 - 6 answers

Secure my SSH

SSHFilter: I'm trying to disable authentication by password for SSH users accessing a server from a remote location. By everything I've read it seems like I've done exactly that, but I can still log in from a remote machine using a password only. Help me get that to stop. [more inside]
posted by scrutiny on Apr 22, 2010 - 2 answers

File Association Mess Office 2007

After buying Office 2007 (Standard) on my Vista system, I can no longer change file associations. I migrated from a mixture of Office 2000 Professional and Windows office XP. When I go to the file association dialog box, it recommends odd programs, and no Office 2007 options, hence nothing opens in the new format. It won't change even if I point to the correct .exe file in Office 12 folder. The menu doesn't even offer any Word 2007 options. HELP! Nothing on the web or on the Microdouche website. [more inside]
posted by ~Sushma~ on Apr 4, 2010 - 6 answers

Why can't I wrap details when printing Outlook calendar in weekly view ?

I have a user and his admin that just migrated from Outlook 2003 to 2007, and now they are both having the same problem, that consequently was fixed when I reimaged the users computer a while back. They want to be able to print out a weekly view calendar and the details wrap to the next line. How do we get this to work? I know it works because I've seen it with my own eyes. [more inside]
posted by TuxHeDoh on Mar 12, 2010 - 3 answers

HTML page getting download prompt instead of displaying webpage

I have a website which I maintain. I transferred the host recently to Dreamhost. Now, wheneven I open HTML pages I get a prompt asking me to download the HTML page. Before, of course, the page was displayed in the browser. Any suggestions? Example:
posted by alshain on Mar 3, 2010 - 5 answers

You didn't really want to post that to MeFi, did you? Oops!

The latest versions of Firefox and Safari that can run on my Mac Intel G4 tower (OS X 10.4.11) keep crashing when I open more than one video in separate tabs or windows on YouTube or Hulu. The problem isn't consistent, but it does seem to happen when I have at least 7 or 8 tabs open at once. Can anyone help me solve this? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jan 22, 2010 - 11 answers

authorware for mac osx 10.5 troubleshooting

Is there any way for me to successfully download Adobe's 'Macromedia Authorware' program to a Mac OSX 10.5 operating system? (Recently upgraded from 10.4.11....I think). I have tried several times, but when downloaded I click to open and end up with a text edit file. So not helpful to my school psychology experiments. I've heard there is an online version of this software, but when looking for it I keep getting taken to Adobe's download page over and over. Is there any way to simply downgrade and would this help? I am technologically clueless so the simplest terms possible would be very appreciated.
posted by whalebreath on Jan 10, 2010 - 2 answers

This toothsome tart won't tighten up.

Help me troubleshoot this savory tart recipe. [more inside]
posted by liketitanic on Dec 22, 2009 - 14 answers

Internet trouble in Hong Kong

Why might I be having trouble uploading/downloading in Hong Kong? [more inside]
posted by brozek on Dec 5, 2009 - 1 answer

Why do large file downloads stall (with no error message or any feedback)?

Why do large file downloads stall (with no error message or any feedback)? [more inside]
posted by bradn on Oct 28, 2009 - 7 answers

Need. Internet. Back.

Why can't I connect to the internet anymore? Is customer service giving me a plausible explanation? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Oct 25, 2009 - 17 answers

I'll show you not valid

Lightroom is not cooperating with my external hard drive. [more inside]
posted by shothotbot on Sep 23, 2009 - 1 answer

Why don't my proxies work anymore?

Why have my proxies (Privoxy and GAppProxy) suddenly quit working? I'm using an up-to-date Vista installation. [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Sep 23, 2009 - 3 answers

Sleep that's too deep

Why can't my Macbook Pro wake from a coma? [more inside]
posted by umbú on Sep 13, 2009 - 9 answers

Does Not Compute

Please help me diagnose this PC issue. Long story inside. [more inside]
posted by owtytrof on Aug 22, 2009 - 7 answers

Seeking a permanent solution for my Wacom tablet woes.

Sometime around the beginning of this year, my Intuos2 Model 0608-U 6"x8" Wacom tablet driver stopped loading upon login and restart. I reinstall it every time I login/restart. All of the tips, tricks, workarounds suggested by both Wacom and Apple do not work. I am running Mac OS 10.5.7. Is there anything left to try? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Jul 28, 2009 - 5 answers

Borked computer will not run utilities

What if it's so borked it won't run Spybot? [more inside]
posted by Breav on Jul 24, 2009 - 16 answers

Joomla giving a blank page, but why?

Joomla filter: Got a blank page after editing text of a module, but why? [more inside]
posted by asciident on Jul 23, 2009 - 4 answers

[ Home Networking Filter ] Why must I restart my wireless router every hour? Or, what am I doing wrong in the implementation of my home network?

[ Home Networking Filter ] Why must I restart my wireless router every hour? Or, what am I doing wrong in the implementation of my home network? [more inside]
posted by platosadvocate on Jul 21, 2009 - 15 answers

Powerbook: No Logo

Powerbook G4 won't boot up. I hear the chime, get a gray screen, but NO apple logo or spinning wheel. [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Jul 20, 2009 - 17 answers

Latency? This. Is. Infiniteloop!

Help me try and fix my mother's weird internet/Mac Mini issue. [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Jul 3, 2009 - 6 answers

Pimp my CSS please. Before I kill myself.

I'm a designer and usually people do programming for me. I'm trying to teach myself how to customize Word Press themes all by myself though... and I thought I was doing pretty well. But then I had people look at it in other browsers. Yuck. [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Jun 12, 2009 - 15 answers

Heal my flightless Thunderbird

I just installed Thunderbird and added my gmail account. Thunderbird only wants to "get" about 100 emails at a time. I have many thousands of emails. Is there any way to make Thunderbird get all of my emails in one go? I don't want to sit here pressing "get mail" indefinitely. [more inside]
posted by prefpara on Jun 9, 2009 - 6 answers

Google's services don't work in a specific way

Why aren't most google services working for me and why do the error pages look identical in firefox, chrome, and IE8? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on May 24, 2009 - 8 answers

"In laymen's terms we'd recommend not turning it off."

An LG 22' widescreen monitor, a few months old and seemingly not overheating or failing thanks to the computer, shuts itself off and won't come back on without a power cycle. I'd like to avoid returning it to base if possible. [more inside]
posted by stelas on May 15, 2009 - 5 answers

Freeing my games of artifacts

Help! My games are being plagued with screen artifacts. [more inside]
posted by flatluigi on May 14, 2009 - 16 answers

Is my TiVO modem fried?

Is my TiVO modem fried? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on May 1, 2009 - 6 answers

How do I connect my wireless laptop to the internet by cable?

I'm having issues connecting my laptop to the internet. Wireless is fine, but I can't connect by cable at all. [more inside]
posted by mammary16 on Apr 27, 2009 - 17 answers

I hope AskMe 120389 has replies within the specified period

My replacement hard drive went bad after just one day. I think the motherboard's the culprit. Need informed opinions. [more inside]
posted by Gyan on Apr 24, 2009 - 7 answers

Luser can't get five-year-old Russian video game to work on his four-year-old computer.

Okay, so after the mention and the link to the review of Pathologic, I decided that a depressing Russian game sounded awesome and downloaded it. (Yes, I paid for it. Not that you asked.) However, as is usual when I try to do something interesting on the computer, I find out there is [more inside]
posted by Scattercat on Apr 9, 2009 - 20 answers

How do I stop the stalling?

Allright-- my windows (Vista) is funky: can I fix this without reinstalling? More inside. [more inside]
posted by Seeba on Apr 6, 2009 - 5 answers


Why won't my computer post? [more inside]
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints on Mar 13, 2009 - 12 answers

Is the Blue Screen of TiVo fixable?

Does my TiVo Series 1's "Blue Screen of TiVo" mean that it is dead, or do I have my settings messed up? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Mar 4, 2009 - 5 answers

How do I live without you?

My DS Lite is acting funky - Can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by bookwo3107 on Feb 28, 2009 - 6 answers

Help, KVM ate my keyboard!

When my Server 2003 desktop auto locks, the keyboard becomes unresponsive while the mouse continues to work. Anyone had a similar experience? No indicators in any of the logs. Running Dell 2950 and Avocent AMX KVM. [more inside]
posted by masher on Feb 20, 2009 - 2 answers

Is this iBook toast?

The hard drive in my girlfriend's iBook (12" G4 late 2004) died, or at least that's what I think happened. I want to cover all my bases and I need a little advice on best practices. [more inside]
posted by clockwork on Feb 17, 2009 - 8 answers

Open the pod bay doors, printer.

Up until recently my printer worked fine, but today a document wouldn't go through, so I tried clearing the print queue, etc., and then finally decided to reinstall the printer. I removed the printer, but it's still listed in the control panel and Windows will not let me reinstall. How can I completely clear it and get it working again? [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani on Feb 15, 2009 - 5 answers

Fixing LaunchServices on OSX

Is there any way to fix/replace/reinstall LaunchServices in OS X? (Also: is my Powerbook doomed?) [more inside]
posted by ubersturm on Feb 5, 2009 - 10 answers

Please help me turn my webcam off! (So that I can use it)

ComputerTroubleshootingFilter: My google-fu has failed me. How do I turn my webcam "off" so that I can have programs turn it on and use it? [more inside]
posted by Seeba on Jan 18, 2009 - 4 answers

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