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Why does my Windows 7 computer freeze after waking up from Sleep?

Moderator edit: if you have a similar problem, please ask your own question, since it seems there are several things that can cause this situation, it is better to treat each case separately. Hey ...
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How to set login to phpmyadmin for default user/password in wamp server?

I understand that I need to log in to wamp server in order to create a database. My problem is that the phpmyadmin page opens without asking me to log in. So, I presume that I am not logged in. If ...
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Windows cannot access \\[other computer] error code 0x80004005

I have two windows machine on a home wired network, one running windows 7 (I will call it w7 from now on) and one running windows 8.1 (I will call it w8 from now on). Both machines could access each ...
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How to reinstall GRUB2 EFI?

After successfully updating my bios, something went wrong and I ended up with a blinking cursor on the top left corner of a black screen. No errors, no nothing. The bios now only listed a SATA: ...
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Is there a good tool for monitoring network activity on Mac OS X?

Is there a good bit of software on Mac OS X that I can use to monitor incoming and outgoing network activity? Nothing too geeky, I just want something simple to use. I'm on version 10.6 (Snow ...
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How to fix Windows 7 when System Recovery Options hangs?

The battery power ran out on my HP G60 laptop and it shut down. Even after recharging, Windows 7 will now not start up. After any attempted startup, it bluescreens and takes me to the "Startup Repair ...
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How do I start apache in OSX Mountain Lion / Mavericks?

OSX Mountain Lion removed the GUI for web sharing, but apache is still installed. How do I start and stop the service? How do I get the service to automatically launch on startup?
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What is the Application Block Detector on Windows 7?

My firewall has recently started warning me that the application queryappblock.exe is trying to reach the internet. Google did not provide useful information except, for this MSDN page ...
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Enable F1-F12 keys without Fn on Lenovo Ideapad S400u

I just have bought a new Lenovo Ideapad S400u notebook, and it is not default F1-F12, it is default mute button, refresh, more brightness, less brightness... I've downloaded "Lenovo Keyboard Slim Fn ...
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Microsoft Word files have weird icons suddenly?

All of a sudden, my Microsoft Office files have the generic file icon, and it happens with Powerpoint and Word, but not Excel. I can open the files just fine, and I tried restarting my computer, ...
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How to fix UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME (0x000000ED) on my Windows XP Dell laptop?

I have a Dell Latitude D410. Running Windows XP. I am receiving the STOP: 0x000000ED (0X899CF030,0XC0000185,0X00000000,0X00000000) blue screen. Initially, I tried everything specified with the ...
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Why don't websites immediately display their text these days?

I've noticed that recently many websites are slow to display their text. Usually, the background, images and so on are going to be loaded, but no text. After some time the text starts appearing here ...
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How to download a URL as a file?

A website URL has "hidden" some MP3 files by embedding them as Shockwave files, as follows. <span class="caption"><!-- Odeo player --><embed ...
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Thumbnails for video files are not showing in Windows 7

When I open my video folder, the thumbnails aren't showing. Instead, the default VLC icon was being displayed. Other files and image thumbnails are being displayed properly, only the videos have ...
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How to use built-in Webcam with Windows 8?

I've upgraded my laptop to Windows 8 and almost everything is working great. The one notable exception is the built-in webcam, while it works perfectly from a number of Windows 7 applications ...
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How to reset SkyDrive/OneDrive sync?

Is there a way to empty SkyDrive/OneDrive without deleting the files in the cloud. I'm running Windows 8.1 and would like to revert all of the files to "online-only" mode except that the function ...
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Can I delete the folder “C:\WINDOWS\Installer\$PatchCache$”?

This folder is taking up nearly a GB of my C partition. Is it possible to just delete it?
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How to add user to a group from Mac OS X command line?

trying to add a user to a group from the command line but can't figure out how? Specifically this is on Mac OS X Server 10.5.8 like to add user to 'admin' and 'wheel' groups
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How do you change default delimiter in the Text Import in Excel?

I want to import a CSV file to Excel. The CSV file has comma separated data (go figure), but the delimiter in the Text Import Wizard is set to "Tab" by default. How can I change the default to "Comma" ...
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How can I remove “Positive Finds ads” from Google search results?

I'm using Chrome on Windows 7. When I search something on Google, I see some ads (which say "Positive Finds") above typical search results. How can I remove this? I've uninstalled all suspicious ...
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What is the modern day equivalent of Firesheep?

Firesheep came out on the scene in 2010 and rocked the world... and never made it to version 1.0. Mozilla has since released 15 major versions of Firefox and is incompatible with the extension. Is ...
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How to password-protect a file with Adobe Reader X?

Is it possible to create a password for a file on Adobe Reader X?
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Where to find the .bashrc file on Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Lion?

I want to install rvm on my Snow Leopard machine. It says I need to add a line to my .bashrc file (I'm using bash) but where is my .bashrc file?
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How can I generate thumbnail previews for FLV files in Windows 7?

Is there a way to add the ability to show previews of FLV files in Windows Explorer under Windows 7?
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Why does my microwave kill the Wi-Fi?

Every time I start the microwave in the kitchen, our home Wi-Fi stops working and all devices lose connection with our router! The kitchen and the Wi-Fi router are in opposite ends of the apartment ...
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How do you force excel to quote all columns of a CSV file?

Excel only places quotes around certain fields, how do I force excel to save a CSV file with quotes around every column?
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How to make a hidden partition visible

Here's how my hard drive is partitioned: Recovery Partition 21 GB (primary partition) C: 101 GB (Primary partition) D: 141 GB (logical drive) E: 141 GB (logical drive) F: 190 GB (logical drive) ...
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How to do networking between virtual machines in VirtualBox?

I have two virtual machines in VirtualBox. I would like to do networking between them. For the moment I have the default configuration on both, but they seem to have the same IP-address 10.0.2.15. I ...
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How to turn on WIFI via cmd?

My laptop's WiFi button is not working. Is there any command in Windows to turn on WiFi ?
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How can I view the entire source code of an email in Outlook 2010?

I know how to view the headers of an email message as well as the source of an HTML message. In Outlook Express, however, there was an option to see the entire message source code the exact same way ...
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How to list files of a Debian package without install

This command can only list contents of installed packages, dpkg -L PACKAGENAME but how to list contents of a non-installed package, to preview/examine the package?
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.NET 3.5 installation comes up with Error 0x800F0906, then 0x800F0081F using dism

I've recently tried installing .NET 3.5 for an application on Windows 8.1. I used the OS's popup thing to download/install .NET 3.5 and always get error code 0x800F0906. Upon further research, I ...
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Change Overscan/Underscan settings without Catalyst Control Center

Just installed Windows 8 and downloaded the Catalyst version which ATI website recommended. However it says that it can't start! My main monitor is connected to my PC via a HDMI cable and the display ...
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Sublime Text 2 - Encoding UTF-8

How do I change the file encoding in Sublime Text 2? How do I change character encoding of a text file in OpenOffice.org writer? http://www.sublimetext.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3541
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What iPhone apps have I already purchased?

I've bought many iPhone apps by now, some free and some paid. I've reinstalled my computer, and in the new installation, iTunes is completely blank. On first sync, iTunes downloads the apps that are ...
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How do I get the “net send” messenger service working on Windows 7?

When trying to use the method below to send message in Windows 7 nothing happens. net send It seems the Messenger Service is not working. Any suggestions as to why?
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Adobe Flash Player : PPAPI vs NPAPI in Google Chrome?

What is the difference of PPAPI and NPAPI version of Adobe Flash Player in Google Chrome? They have different versions and they are both enabled. If a Flash movie / game is loaded in Chrome... ...
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How to open the Recycle Bin from the Windows command line?

How do I open the Recycle Bin from the command line? I'd be very glad if there is a built-in Windows command.
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Where are the Windows 7 System Restore Points stored and how to preserve them?

I am using Windows 7 Professional. My system crashed few days back and to recover that, I inserted the Windows 7 DVD. While running the System Restore from the DVD, it showed there are no restore ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 wired connection detected but no internet access

I have no wired connection internet access on ubuntu 14.04 even though it is detected, my computer connected to the same router has. $ ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 4c:72:b9:7e:b5:61 ...
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Updating ASUS BIOS on Windows 7 64bit

I've recently decided that I want to try and utilize my two graphics cards so that I can have a dual monitor setup. Unfortunately Windows only seems to notice my most recent graphics card installation ...
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Does DisplayPort carry sound as HDMI does?

Does DisplayPort carry sound as HDMI does? Specifically, I am looking at Lenovo Laptops T410 or T510. I'm wondering if the spec permits for audio over DP and if possible if the Lenovo laptops I ...
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How to wipe free disk space in Linux?

When a file is deleted, its contents may still be left in the filesystem, unless explicitly overwritten with something else. The wipe command can securely erase files, but does not seem to allow ...
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Remove empty lines and spaces in Notepad++?

Suppose I have these lines: A B C D E I want remove empty lines, and the spaces before the letter too, like this: A B C D E How can I achieve this in Notepad++?
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How to upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 offline?

How do I upgrade a Windows 8 machine without a network connection to Windows 8.1?
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How is PNG lossless given that it has a compression parameter?

PNG files are said to use lossless compression. However, whenever I am in an image editor, such as GIMP and try to save an image as a PNG file, it asks for the compression parameter, which ranges ...
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Windows 7 x64 support for Intel GMA 3650 (or GMA 3600)

I recently purchased an Intel D2700 MUD motherboard and I cannot find drivers for the Win7 x64 integrated graphics (Intel GMA 3650 aka PowerVR sgs545). The accompanying CD contains Win7 x32 version ...
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How to open internet explorer in “desktop mode” and not the “windows UI mode” in windows 8.1

Just needed a new laptop and windows 8 came with it.. One of the issues we're frustrated most about is those applications that open in de "windows ui" mode (formerly known as metro-style). Such as ...
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Intel HD Graphics 4000 is used instead of nVidia Geforce 630M for old game?

I have recently bought an Toshiba Satellite P855-32X laptop. Firs thing after I did launch this laptop is ofcourse update all drivers to the newest ones. Configure everything I needed and it works ...
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How to export Gantt Chart from MS Project as an image

I want to know (if possible) how to export a Gantt Chart from MS Project 2010 to an image or similar to insert in PowerPoint. I've searched over the internet and I found articles about exporting to ...