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Mar
19
comment Control Panel not listed in Windows Explorer
Thanks Kovags. I did ho and do it and it worked.
Mar
18
comment XP shared folders not accessible after BIOS changed
Is there a BIOS password on the HDD, perhaps?
Mar
18
comment Receiving a copy on Outlook 2010 (POP) of the mail sent using an Android Phone (Gmail account)
Do you mean mails sent in Android are being downloaded into the Inbox folder of Outlook?
Mar
16
comment How to expand Windows Explorer folder to show only the immediate child folders?
If you press the cross icon to the left of the folder in the folder tree, by default it will only display 1 level of child folders, as Dennis points out. Any other behaviour is the result of a modification, and could probably be rolled back.
Mar
15
comment USB devices recognised on Windows 7, but not on Windows XP
After the reboot the thumb drive is not displayed in Windows Explorer, and when I unplug and reinsert it an error appears saying the USB device is not recognised and has malfunctioned.
Mar
15
comment USB devices recognised on Windows 7, but not on Windows XP
I went into the properties of the Mass Storage Controller in Device Manager and copied the device ID. I did a Google search and was surprised to find it was a card reader. I downloaded the drivers from my manufacturer's website, and Windows detected and installed the drivers for the card reader, as well as the Mass Storage Controller. The USB thumb drive appeared in Explorer, but displayed 0 items. I will try a reboot.
Mar
15
comment Access Denied on network printer
It won't automatically install it for you, but it won't force you to authenticate either. You just need to know the IP address of the printer. You can find this out by printing a network config page from the printer. Once you know this, go to Control Panel > Printers > Add a printer > Select local printer, deselect detect plug n play > create a port > Choose TCP/IP, enter IP address, then choose driver.
Mar
15
comment USB devices recognised on Windows 7, but not on Windows XP
Pretty sure they are FAT32 (the defauly format).
Mar
14
comment USB devices recognised on Windows 7, but not on Windows XP
I've removed and reinstalled my USB hubs etc. from Device Manager, but one device is not installed properly: Mass Storage Controller. This is obviously preventing me from accessing the USB thumb drive and external HDDs. Where do I obtain the drivers for this if WinXP does not have them?
Mar
8
comment Why doesn't hotspot shield work on XP?
What type of Internet connection do you have? It works on my WinXP, and I use a wireless broadband connection.
Mar
8
comment Is there a utility I can use to detect the capabilities of my Blu-Ray drive?
You should accept your own answer to prevent your question from being shown as unanswered. Cheers.
Mar
4
comment Java games applet not connecting to Yahoo
Thanks for your reply. I cleared the cache, and reinstalled the latest version of Java, but the issue remains. I have sure it has something to do with the corporate firewall.
Mar
2
comment Reducing the size of your Windows profile
Thanks for your comments Gents. (BTW, where are all the chicks in IT?). I want to do this to speed up the login time. I am assuming a smaller profile will help achieve this.
Feb
1
comment Excel 2003 lag under Windows 7
Do you have any plug-ins? If so, try disabling them. Also, try doing an Office repair (Help > Detect & Repair).
Jan
31
comment Are there any free voice transcription software?
I'd be surprised if you will someone offering such a potentially complex piece of software for free (unless of course, you are Google). I found no such free software doing a search, and only found Dragon from Nuance.
Jan
31
comment Very slow Windows 7 on Thinkpad T61
Have you installed the current motherboard/hard drive controller drivers for your latop/Windows 7?
Jan
31
comment TV and PC sharing USB external drive?
Do you intend to plug both the TV and computer into the USB external drive, or share it using software?
Jan
30
comment Google Chrome loses authentication cookies on exit
Deleting this cookie file resolved the problem for me.
Jan
28
comment Why does GIMP start up so slow on my machine?
It takes about 20 or more seconds to run on my PC, and it's WinXP SP3. Not real happy about that either.
Jan
28
comment Windows XP: Slow Shutdown
There is nothing innocuos set to startup, except MSN Messenger, and Adobe Reader quickstart, which I disabled.