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My wireless connection keeps on dying. Please fix it?

My wireless connection keeps on dying. Please fix it? [more inside]
posted by Orange Goblin on Nov 24, 2005 - 8 answers

PC video graphics ongoing error

I'm having real problems with my gaming PC and really hope someone here can help... [more inside]
posted by timpollard on Oct 1, 2005 - 8 answers

I should have backed up my files. Now I'm stuck in DOS.

How do I backup lots of files in DOS (Windows "recovery" mode)? [more inside]
posted by clgregor on Jul 31, 2005 - 15 answers

DVD-R and CD drives no longer work.

My DVD-ReWritable drive and my regular ol' CD-Rom drive are all of a sudden not working anymore. They worked fine last night, but now the computer doesn't even see them to list them. [more inside]
posted by NoMich on Jul 24, 2005 - 18 answers

How can I fix my network connection?

I can't connect my computer to my router or modem. [more inside]
posted by punishinglemur on Jul 23, 2005 - 8 answers

Airport configuration problem

I can't configure my Airport Extreme. I've been having trouble with my Airport Extreme holding a DSL connection - so attempted to change configuration but couldn't access it (says there was an error in reading configuration). I've reset the Airport (holding the reset button for five seconds) and can see the airport with the Apple assigned name. I use the password "public" but still get the same error message. Can't get at the configuration page with either the airport setup or Airport utility software. [more inside]
posted by jjcurtis on Jul 18, 2005 - 7 answers

What's wrong with my computer?

HELP! My computer is having some strange problems that look to be pretty serious! I've got a Presario running XP. [more inside]
posted by Jon-o on Jul 14, 2005 - 5 answers

help me stop my XP folders from opening in new windows.

How do I get my XP folder windows to stop opening in their own window? I'm aware of the "open in new window" option in Control Panel > Folder Options and that's not it. [more inside]
posted by miniape on Jun 26, 2005 - 8 answers

Wireless Woes and DSL Dilemmas

Help me solve what the phone company (my DSL supplier) couldn't: getting my full wireless network running with a new modem. [more inside]
posted by mystyk on Jun 21, 2005 - 4 answers

Firefox and Ie both won't go to amazon.com. help?

I am on a w2k pc at work. I use firefox primarily and hit tons of web sites a day. Yesterday I noticed I was getting the "connection refused" message in Firefox when attempting to go to Amazon.com only. [more inside]
posted by stavx on Jun 14, 2005 - 4 answers

Why doesn't my mouse mouse?

OS X 10.4 Tiger. My mouse has stopped mousing. [more inside]
posted by renderthis on Jun 10, 2005 - 13 answers

Why won't my iRiver show up on the desktop?

I'm having problems mounting my iRiver on the (G4 iBook, OS 10.3.9) desktop. [more inside]
posted by Len on May 31, 2005 - 4 answers

sound not working

I can't get the sound to work on my computer anymore. [more inside]
posted by luser on May 21, 2005 - 7 answers

apt-get screwed my network interface!

Lords of Linux! Demigods of Debian! I beseech thee. I inadvertently apt-get installed etherconf, and it nuked my ethernet interface! [more inside]
posted by jojopizza on May 6, 2005 - 7 answers

Com1 Port Boondoogle

My wife's Windows XP box refuses to go into standby mode saying there's some conflict with the Com1 port. Can someone help steer me in the right direction to fix this annoyance? [more inside]
posted by fenriq on May 6, 2005 - 6 answers

Help me stop crying...

Hi all, for some unknown reason (I haven't changed anything) Firefox 1.0.2 (windows xp) suddenly stopped responding to my ctrl/shift-clicks (the keys are working fine outside of FF). This has made me *very* sad...I have tried pretty much everything and look to this great pool of knowledge to furthur my troubleshooting...maybe someone else has run into this? Is there an extension that could force the issue?
posted by gren on Apr 13, 2005 - 16 answers

Why won't my Mac save pdfs?

The "Save as PDF" option in the Print dialog box on my Mac has mysteriously become disabled. How do I get it back? [more inside]
posted by O9scar on Apr 5, 2005 - 3 answers

xp annoyance

In WinXP SP2, I can no longer drag and drop files from one folder to another, or from Explorer onto applications. Nothing happens, either right- or left-clicking. To move files around I have to cut and paste. Any idea how to get my drag and drop back?
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Mar 26, 2005 - 3 answers

curious CSS/IE problem

Italicizing one certain paragraph in a page with CSS layout causes IE to break the layout. Moz/Firefox, however, remain unfazed. [more inside]
posted by Tuwa on Mar 14, 2005 - 9 answers

What's causing my lights to pulse?

The lights in my house occasionally pulse--that is, they'll rapidly get noticeably dimmer and brighter numerous times within a matter of just a few seconds. I'd say "flicker," but they never seem to actually go completely dark. Does this indicate faulty wiring, or something else? [more inside]
posted by kimota on Mar 11, 2005 - 11 answers

Microsoft Word Adds Thousands of Pages?

Anyone great with dealing with Microsoft Word problems? It's adding thousands of blank pages to my document! Please help...I'm in the middle of writing my thesis... [more inside]
posted by rio on Mar 2, 2005 - 15 answers

hotmail problems

Ok, so for the past ~4 days, I haven't been able to get any of my hotmail mail. I can see the mail in my inbox, but when I click on the sender's name (which is how you retrieve mail), nothing happens. I tried using different computers, including a nice new mac, and the problem remains. Have any other Mefites had any such problems, or know anything about this, etc.? [more inside]
posted by clockzero on Feb 24, 2005 - 15 answers

Firefox Extension and Themes Don't Show Up Post-Install

FireFoxExtension/Theme Filter
I have been using FireFox for a while now and prefer it to other browser offerings but am having a recurring issue that I can't seem to find any help on. Everytime I try to download and install a new theme or extension, it downloads, FireFox asks me if I want to install it, it appears to install it but the extension or theme never shows up in the relevant window. Did I change some setting to break the extensions? (MI) [more inside]
posted by fenriq on Jan 28, 2005 - 6 answers

Are there any web-based services that will show me what my webpage looks like in different engines?

Is there any web-based service that will image (render) a webpage using specific rendering engines, and then email or display the result? I'm developing on a Mac, and experiencing some weird Explorer 6 CSS problems, and don't have a PC handy to troubleshoot.
posted by jpburns on Jan 24, 2005 - 10 answers

LAN/Network Adaptor Issue

Possible LAN/Network adaptor issue with my laptop..more inside [more inside]
posted by puffin on Jan 21, 2005 - 3 answers

External USB Hard Drive FAT32 corruption via Mac OS 9!

External USB Hard Drive FAT32 corruption via Mac OS 9! Help me Obi-Wan Kenobe! (More inside) [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Dec 21, 2004 - 1 answer

Freezing PC

My PC is having intermittent freezes. More inside. [more inside]
posted by Keyser Soze on Dec 10, 2004 - 11 answers

Dishwasher Repair

What's wrong with my dishwasher? First this happened and then this. Now the dishwasher runs continuously but does not spray any water. I was so proud when I "fixed" the disposal, so help is greatly appreciated.
posted by Lola_G on Dec 9, 2004 - 12 answers

Images quit refreshing using iSight / iBook / EvoCam.

An iSight / iBook / EvoCam question concerning non-refreshing images and possibly firewire power inside ... [more inside]
posted by terrapin on Dec 7, 2004 - 2 answers

mp3 issues

Why is it that recently some mp3s I try to play don't work? The time keeps advancing, but the visualizer doesn't move and I can't hear anything. It seems to be a recent development, and it's not with all mp3s.
posted by taumeson on Dec 3, 2004 - 6 answers

Where did the power from my small engine go?

SmallEngineFilter: My 49cc 4-stroke scooter runs at half the speed it did before replacing a tire and a spark plug. [more inside]
posted by IshmaelGraves on Nov 3, 2004 - 1 answer

Car Trouble

CarTroubleFilter: My '84 Dodge has started stalling out every once and awhile. I don't know much about cars, but I'm guessing carburetor problems? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by dogwalker on Oct 31, 2004 - 8 answers

Monitor's Death Throes?

So I turned on this monitor (CRT) I have and the image started jumping around and contracting and expanding and dimming and brightening for a bit all crazily. It goes away after the monitor has warmed up and only returns when I turn it on after it's been off for a while. Is it dying or is it just a quirky mannerism and is there anything I can do to fix it?
posted by frenetic on Sep 21, 2004 - 10 answers

PC won't boot

PC won't boot. All I get is a blinking cursor in the upper left corner after BIOS. Help!!! (more inside) [more inside]
posted by luser on Sep 17, 2004 - 5 answers

Li Batteries

I have a laptop (Sony Vaio R505) with a lithium ion battery. Last night, I used the machine fine with out it being plugged into the wall (for about 2 hours). Today, when I tried using the machine after a full charge, it died within half an hour. I'm currently using XP with SP2 and google'd all the user groups. Any suggestions other than buying a new battery?
posted by phyrewerx on Sep 14, 2004 - 2 answers

Win XP SP2

Win XP problem. I installed Service Pack 2, now my computer won't load. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by graventy on Sep 12, 2004 - 15 answers

How to get my external hard drive to work with my new computer?

Really this is my last resort. I recently built myself a new computer (Asus K8N-E Deluxe) and everything's fine except I'm trying to transfer my old harddrive to my new harddrive. I had a slave in the old computer (Asus CUSL2 for those keeping score). It's 40GB and has ALL my important data. I think you can see where this is going. If it's plugged in and running, even set as slave, the computer won't boot. Obviously, more inside.
posted by geoff. on Aug 27, 2004 - 13 answers

Why am I having problems with a USB 2.0 card reader and my Win 2000 laptop?

A USB 2.0 card reader is causing my Windows 2000 laptop to completely hang up. [mi] [more inside]
posted by alidarbac on Aug 16, 2004 - 1 answer

Firefox at Work

I really love using Firefox instead of IE as my browser, but I'm having problems with Firefox at work. About half the time I try to use it at work, it won't load anything. It tells me that the page timed out. Whenever this happens, I have to browse with IE instead until Firefox starts working again, several minutes later. I have no problems with Firefox at home. I've heard this is a firewall-related issue, but I don't really understand. Is there a way to fix this?
posted by Tin Man on Aug 13, 2004 - 11 answers

Useful Windows diagnostic and troubleshooting utilities for house calls

I'm compiling a disc of useful windows diagnostic and troubleshooting utilities for when I have to make house calls for friends and relatives. what are some maybe lesser known tools that you guys have found particularly useful? freeware would be nice, but not necessary.
posted by mcsweetie on Aug 6, 2004 - 28 answers

Why is my computer freezing?

ComputerRepairFilter: I need some help tracking down the source of a computer problem. [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by smcniven on Aug 4, 2004 - 17 answers

Fluorescent light problem:

Fluorescent light problem:

I have a fluorescent light fixture in my bathroom using two, different-sized, doughnut-shaped bulbs. Lately it's been taking a long time to turn on (15-30 minutes) after I throw the switch in the morning. If the fixture has been running for a while, this warm-up time seems to go down. Does this sound like a ballast problem (and thus my landlord's problem), or a light-bulb problem (mine)? I'm leaning to ballast because the lights look fine once they start, but I haven't been able to find the same symptoms on the half dozen fluorescent lighting websites I've looked at so far.
posted by cardboard on Jul 16, 2004 - 5 answers

Help me retrieve my lost Eudora inbox

Macfilter: I'm on 10.3.4, and just lost my entire eudora inbox (tons of msgs) and all my safari bookmarks and logins...any ideas? (i think it's because i didn't have enough diskspace free, but it's too weird, and annoying) [more inside]
posted by amberglow on Jul 15, 2004 - 12 answers

Help with Comcast Cable and a LinkSys Router

I'm only able to get intermittent Internet access on my small home-network using Comcast Cable and a LinkSys Router. I've exausted all troubleshooting that I can come up with. Details follow. [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds on Jul 9, 2004 - 11 answers

AOL 9.0 has update problems for my client. Any ideas?

AO-Hell. This person whose computer I'm fixing has a problem with AOL 9. Basically, every time he quits it, an 'updating AOL' dialog appears, the progress bar makes it about 2/3 of the way to the end and then the whole computer locks up. [details inside] [more inside]
posted by boaz on Jun 27, 2004 - 9 answers

Help me get my Dell to work with certain connection types again.

My wonderful Dell has a quirk: suddenly streaming media, antivirus updates, and MSN messenger are no longer able to connect. My netwrok settings 'seem' okey-dokey, so short of a long ass tech support call to India*, what gives?
*Not that I have any misgivings about that fabulous region.
posted by moonbird on Jun 26, 2004 - 12 answers

Why is my monitor shifting colors?

Monitor color shift causes? [more inside]
posted by donnagirl on Jun 24, 2004 - 3 answers

Battlefield 1942 stopped working for me after I patched it

I have this weird problem: I installed Battlefield 1942, patched it, and after a few days it wouldnt work. Double clicking on the icon cause a loading sign next to the mouse icon for about 2 seconds, nothing happened. Latest version of Direct X and ATI display. Friends machine has no such problems. [more inside]
posted by Keyser Soze on Jun 3, 2004 - 7 answers

Photoshop Colors

I broke Photoshop! [color-related madness inside] [more inside]
posted by Hankins on Jun 3, 2004 - 3 answers

My laptop has developed a serious issue during startup, and I have no idea how to fix it.

My laptop has developed a serious issue during startup, and I have no idea how to fix it. [MI] [more inside]
posted by Yelling At Nothing on May 23, 2004 - 7 answers

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