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How can I fix these display / video problems with my desktop computer?

Initially, I was having issues with Flash in Firefox, fixing that caused problems with my video drivers breaking. Partially fixing that caused problems with Chrome. Is there a way to fix all of these things? [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne on Jul 12, 2013 - 9 answers

How can I delete or disable this stubborn program?

How can I get rid of Windows Speech Recognition from Vista? [more inside]
posted by Ryogen on Dec 15, 2012 - 4 answers

All I want to do is start over again.

Stupid computer-help question: Why is it so hard to reinstall Windows Vista 32 on a Dell Latitude D630? [more inside]
posted by mibo on Nov 16, 2012 - 6 answers

Connectivity issues--can ping out, no browsing, can't reach email servers

Can ping, can get DNS, machine says its connected to the internet, but no browsing and no email [more inside]
posted by Ironmouth on Aug 27, 2012 - 31 answers

What's the best way to attach an open Word document to an open Outlook email?

Using Windows Vista at work: Once I finish making changes to a file in Microsoft Word 2007, I want to attach the file to an email in Outlook 2007. Currently, I am opening subfolder after subfolder getting to it either on the desktop or in the attach file dialog in Outlook, but that's annoying. Please advise. [more inside]
posted by Sock Ray Blue on May 22, 2012 - 6 answers

I restored an old laptop; please help me keep it alive.

How can I prolong the life of this older Gateway computer with Windows Vista? [more inside]
posted by patheral on Jan 13, 2012 - 11 answers

DBAN and KillDisk are foiled, now what?

I'm trying to prep a PC for donation/craigslist by wiping the drive. DBAN won't boot from the CD drive, and neither will KillDisk. [more inside]
posted by lvanshima on Nov 13, 2011 - 12 answers

Need 64-bit MS Paint install file!

Could anyone provide me with the 64 bit MS Paint install file from Windows XP or Vista? (NO Windows 7!) [more inside]
posted by CelebrenIthil on Aug 22, 2011 - 14 answers

Pouring coffee into the tower is probably a bad idea.

How do I keep my primary data drive from constantly going idle and then spinning up again? [more inside]
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish on Jul 31, 2011 - 5 answers

Persistant Vista rootkit infection - virus scanners aren't all they're cracked up to be.

Tracking down and killing a virus - my virus scanner (Avast) is telling me scvhost.exe keeps trying to open malicious URLs. It also tells me I have a rootkit in the MBR. It doesn't seem capable of fixing either of these problems. What can I do? Windows Vista. [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Jul 2, 2011 - 9 answers

Learning to use computers in Spanish.

Is there a good Spanish-language primer/course/guide for beginners wanting to learn Windows? [more inside]
posted by Evilspork on Apr 26, 2011 - 1 answer

Windows Explorer Is Like Totally Borked

When I boot up my Dell Vista tower, a window opens on the desktop saying "Windows Explorer Has Stopped Working" and asks me to restart the program. When I do restart, it goes on and on for a loop that lasts a thousand years. Can you help me? [more inside]
posted by hot soup girl on Mar 28, 2011 - 9 answers

Windows not booting up after hardware change.

I have a problem with Windows 7 startup after I made some hardware changes. The computer won't boot automatically and I'm hoping for some suggestions. [more inside]
posted by Mokusatsu on Dec 5, 2010 - 5 answers

iTunes album art must die.

iTunes 10.0.1 and Windows Vista. Help me kill the album art, kill it dead, for good. Permanently. For, like, EVER. [more inside]
posted by chez shoes on Oct 22, 2010 - 12 answers

Overheating laptop

Since upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7 Professional, my Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop keeps overheating and switching itself off. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Jun 1, 2010 - 7 answers

Vista doesn't recognize iPhone as a drive - won't sync

Windows Vista no longer recognizes my iPhone 3Gs as a drive and I can't sync with iTunes. When I connect the phone it appears in the iTunes sidebar but no longer appears as a drive in Windows. My phone says it's syncing (set to manual, not automatic) but nothing syncs. So far I've tried: changing the USB cable and ports, reinstalling iTunes, hard booting computer and phone, and installing new iPhone driver. Any ideas? Thanks.
posted by carriest on Apr 25, 2010 - 2 answers

Sounds like your starter is dead.

Why won't my computer boot up Windows on the first try? [more inside]
posted by Saxon Kane on Nov 18, 2009 - 8 answers

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

What's up with my music files on my PC?

What is up with my music files' titles turning into nonsensical four-letter titles? [more inside]
posted by ishotjr on Sep 8, 2009 - 8 answers

Ultimate OS?

I am currently running Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit on my laptop and am looking forward to stepping up to Windows 7. This is a great deal that would allow me to upgrade from Home Premium to Vista Ultimate which would then qualify me for Windows 7 Ultimate, right? [more inside]
posted by geekyguy on Jul 2, 2009 - 9 answers

File transfer from Creative Zen to Windows Vista?

Asking for a co-worker I wish to impress: how to transfer music from a Creative Zen ONTO his new (Vista running) laptop? [more inside]
posted by infinityjinx on Jun 24, 2009 - 4 answers

Needs More RAM?

I've upgraded my video card. Games run great (for the most part), but windows itself runs slower. What do I do? Add more RAM? As always, more inside. [more inside]
posted by Oktober on Jun 2, 2009 - 5 answers

Convert FAT32 to NTFS without data loss

Is it possible to convert an external drive that is FAT32 to NTFS on Windows Vista without any data loss on the drive?
posted by NoMich on Mar 22, 2009 - 5 answers

best/easiest way to backup a hard drive

What is the best/easiest way to backup my hard drive? [more inside]
posted by AZNsupermarket on Dec 19, 2008 - 18 answers

Computer detecting nonexistent second monitor

I just started up my new Windows Vista laptop for the second time and it told me that it detected a second monitor. I don't have a second monitor and one has never been plugged in, the first time I started up the computer all I did was do the mandatory first-time-startup configuration, and it's never been connected to the Internet (I'm writing this from another computer). Should I just ignore the message, or might something be wrong I should look into? (I started up the computer again to check whether this would happen again, and it didn't, although the screen went black for a while after the desktop was fully loaded.)
posted by Cucurbit on Oct 28, 2008 - 4 answers

MioMore Frustration

How can I force MioMore Desktop to work on a Vista computer? [more inside]
posted by magnoliasouth on Jun 14, 2008 - 1 answer

How can I turn my old Windows XP desktop into a print server for a wired network with Vista and XP machines?

How can I turn my old Windows XP desktop into a print server for a wired network with Vista and XP machines? [more inside]
posted by abkadefgee on Apr 18, 2008 - 2 answers

The mystery of the disappearing recycle bin

Windows Vista Filter: My Recycle Bin has disappeared from my desktop and I can't seem to get it back. I've also have had folders disappear from the desktop as well. Drag it out of a zipped folder for instance, and it won't show on the physical desktop. [more inside]
posted by wile e on Dec 30, 2007 - 3 answers

Getting Vista To See The Contents Of An Old W98 HD

How do I pull data from an old Windows 98 HD using Vista? [more inside]
posted by scrump on Nov 19, 2007 - 13 answers

Shared Video RAM on HP Vista Notebook

WindowsVista : How do I determine and modify how much of my HP notebook's RAM is shared with my video card? Can it even be done??? [more inside]
posted by paterg on Apr 25, 2007 - 6 answers

Vista System Tray Icon Weirdness

I'm running Vista on a Toshiba Satellite A105-S361 and the icon I've highlighted at this link keeps showing up in my system tray. Setting to "Hide" gets rid of it for the current session, but upon re-starting Vista, it shows up again. Does anyone know how to get rid of this and/or what it is?
posted by chaosscontrol on Apr 25, 2007 - 6 answers

Vista: worth it yet?

Windows Vista RC1: worth the upgrade? [more inside]
posted by DoctorFedora on Sep 21, 2006 - 29 answers

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