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Solved: Why are lower case letters i and l red fringed ?

Q: Solved: Why are lower case letters i and l red fringed ?

I just upgraded my 8 year old iiyama monitor for a new Dell monitor with a bigger screen with higher resolution - oh and I have got new spectacles. I had replaced the capacitors twice in the iiyama (having to keep jabbing the "On" button to get the current surge going) as I don't care for these new wide screen type monitors but I had to get updated eventually.

Anway, with my fantastic new monitor, I now notice that on both the Desktop (of Vista) and in Winodws Explorer all the letters "i" and "l" have an almost imperceptible red fringe or hue. How weird is that?

This happens whether I use the VGA or the DVI cable connection.

Amazingly, this issue was raised by wguru and Saga Lout on this forum 18 months ago but it is not clear to me whether anyone ever came up with a solution. The possibility of a virus or registry corruption error was mentioned but I did not understand whether this was ever proven.

I run about 3 virus programs most days and I woudl be devastated if I unknowingly had a virus. It is difficult but not impossible to believe. Having said that, I have occasionally tweaked the Rgeistry e.g. to get rid of "klingons".

I suspect I have had this issue a while but only with the new monitor has it become noticeable.

Any suggestions on what to try next would be appreciated.

As a newbie, first poster, it seems that I am prohibited from sending a PM to wguru or Saga Lout.

A: Solved: Why are lower case letters i and l red fringed ?

check for updated video drivers and reinstall them
in the device manager uninstall the video card
reboot tapping f8 and choose low resolution mode
when windows finishes rebooting
disable a/virus
install your drivers
reboot the computer

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I am having a strange problem with Windows XP. After I reboot my computer, I will open some programs, and do searches on the internet. I will a type in small letters with no problem. Then, all of a sudden, whenever I attempt to type a lower case letter, the computer will open the My Computer section. This does not happen if I use capital letters. , right now I him having no problem typing small letters, but I will have problems later. I would appreciate any comments.

A:Problem with lower case letters.

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I would like to know if it is possible to configure outlook 2003 to automatically change lower case i to auto upper case I whilst typing my emails

It does it on my pc at work (could be cos its a better version of outlook)but I would love to know if I can have the same facility on my home pc

I'm using Vista and windows 7

Thanks in advance

A:Solved: Auto change lower case to upper case

Look at the Auto Correct options.

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I created a list of companies & phone #'s etc. in access 2000. The letters are upper case. How do I change upper case listings to lower case?

A:Access 2000- Change upper case to lower case

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The lower case L on my computer has gone berserk. It will not function correctly in Windows. When struck nothing appears. However, if the caps lock key is activated and the shift key is held down, the lower case L works. The upper case L and all other keys work fine.

This is only true in Windows. Iím running Windows Pro 2000 and in the Windows login screen, lower case Ls can be typed in both the user name and the password fields. As soon as Windows comes up, it stops working.

I have tried three different keyboards, reloaded Windows 2000 and the keyboard software but the key still fails.

I would appreciate any help.

My computer:
AMD Athon Processor
AT/AT Compatible
256 MB RAM
The keyboard is a Microsoft Internet Pro PS2 (Brand New)

A:Lower case L does not type

You say that you have tried different keyboards, and that outside of windows the lower case L works, so the only thing that I could think of (and it's a long shot), is that when Windows has loaded (and any startup programs as well), a process or program has changed the mapping of the lower case L to perform some other function.
Have you tried booting into safe mode? This should stop any non-Windows programs from loading. Give this a try and see what happens. If the L works normally, then you need to see what programs are being loaded (in normal mode), and remove them one at a time (restarting and testing each time).

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I start up my computer and after the windows logo loads a message pop ups that says: lsass.exe system error- an invalid parameter was passed to a service or function. I am not sure how to fix this since I can't log into windows in either normal or safe modes. any help to solve this would be greatly appreciated.


A:lsass.exe (lower case L)

If it's "lsass.exe" with a lower case "L", then it is a virus in the Sasser family, most likely. You'll need to scan it with a good antivirus either by using a boot CD with an antivirus on it or take your drive out and hook it up as a secondary drive in another computer. That should get you back up and running. You may have to do a repair installation of Windows after you've scanned it.

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A:Lost My Lower Case B

If it's only the one key, I'd still suspect the keyboard, whether it works with shift or not. Is it possible to try another to make sure?

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A:Upper/Lower case swaps


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I tried to open an attachment in windows live mail and a small box appeared with a blue i and I can't get it off the middle of my desk top. It's icon is at the lower left and when I left click on it 3 boxes come up and will not close when I click on close all windows. what is this and how do i get rid of it?

A:small box with blue lower case i

Can you take a screenshot of them?

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is there any way to make excel know the difference between uppercase and lowercase letters? for example, as far as i know, A=a, B=b, etc.

i want to know if it can tell that A=A, a=a, and A<>a

thanks to anyone who knows

A:upper-/lower-case differentiation in excel

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Iam Using, ASPIRE E 15, E5-571-31HF, i purchased from india, and upgraded windows 10, now my caps lock is not working for lower case letters, but if press SHIFT key, going on LOWER CASE, it is very problem for my office work, any one know solutions for this issue ?

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Hi I changed all lower case of "city" to Uppercase "CITY" USING Find and Replace. But when I tried to change the same "CITY" to "city" it didn't work. However I did get the message we have made 12 replacements but not even one "CITY" was changed to "city." When I tried to replace "CITY" with another word in lowercase, it replaced the different word but in Uppercase. Please help this novice in word. Thank you.

A:How to change words in Uppercase to lower case

Hello Mike, thanks for your reply. No I am not using Excel but Ms Word 2016. I think I found the solution to my problem. Find and Replace is case sensitive. Therefore to change Uppercase words to lowercase one has to go to "more" option and check the box "Match Case." I did that and I was able to change all "CITY" to "city" using Find and Replace.I hope this may be helpful to someone. If anyone has other solutions to this problem please do post it.Your novice in MS Word

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Iam Using, ASPIRE E 15, E5-571-31HF, i purchased from india, and upgraded windows 10, now my caps lock is not working for lower case letters, but if press SHIFT key, going on LOWER CASE, it is very problem for my office work, any one know solutions for this issue ?

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Every time I launch Earthlink Taskpanel it changes in my home page addr to

Prior to launch I check it via 'ctrl panel', 'internet options' and it is as I want.

NOTE: in anticipation of soon installing Trend Micro Internet 2008, I uninstalled WebRoot Spysweeper days ago, but this particular problem has existed for months. I currently have only KAV7 installed and running.

As I type Trend micro 'HouseCall' is running.

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Due to age limited facilities I regularly post CAPS.. marvel at features now available for umpteen retro changes and languages but not it seems merely correction of this? so I understand.. If so? shows how limited technology actually is! AND who would not want updates by email?

A:rELACING Accident post CAPITALS With lower case

On the "Age" thing, don't even go there we have members in their 90's who get shot down in flames for calling the "Age" Card. I'm just 71 and, more than likely, there's a 17 year old reading this.
Unfortunately, in this Forum, once you've hit the "Post" button. That's what you've get, unless you grovel to FE and he makes the change with his Silver Mouse. But don't press your luck, he might weaken the once, but is unlikely to weaken a second time!
The technology is available but using it makes for sloppy composition and allows people to Post one thing and then change it, after others have replied, which might make them look stupid, which few of us admit too. Amateur - Yes, Enthusiasts - Yes, but Stupid - No. Unless you think that trying to help some damn-fool whose just done something unfortunate, is stupid.

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I'm searching across thirty-some Word documents in one folder. How can I specify a search for words with specific case requirements? I'm looking for the word "lesson," not "Lesson," and I want to see what files it occurs in and where those occurrences are.

Thanks for any help.

PS: Bonus points to anyone who can tell me how to use Word itself to search across multiple Word files. Word's search is a lot easier to use.

Again, thanks.

A:Searching for upper- or lower-case words in files.

The only program that I'm aware of and am 100% certain can do case sensitive searches is GREP... but that requires doing it at the C:\ prompt.

But then again... I don't use Word for anything but term papers.

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Everyday I upload some files to my website and to simplify my website operations, I use the same filename and just upload a file with new information every day. The case of file extensions is of no consequence to Windows 7, but it matters to my website. I want to standardize on one case and it doesn't matter which as long it's the same all the time. I have one app, the snipping tool, which seems to generally make files using uppercase, but I have some existing files that are lower case. I have tried to get rid of the lower case extensions by deleting the file and then recreating it with the same name. When I do, Windows changes the case from upper to lower. If I simply create a brand new file with no previous instances of that file in existence (as far as I know), then the default case is upper. How does one go about converting all existing files of a particular type to a standard file extension case, be it upper or lower.



A:Change file extension upper/lower case

Not sure you can as Windows is case insensative, but have you tried doing it from a Command prompt, enclosing the filename.ext in double quotes as "filename.ext"?

If that doesn't work, maybe a two step process would.

ren "FileName.EXT" FileName.EX"
ren "FileName.EX" FileName.ext"

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I have a weird problem on an XP Home system that was brought in for repair.
When you turn it on, it comes up with a message. The upper and lower case of the message is switched as shown. The periods are shown as music notes! (I have shown them as as %)
If I attempt to go thru safe mode, the options for safe mode, safe with networking, etc, com up - with the same upper/lower case lettering. Choose safe mode option and you get the same message as sbove.

I booted with the XP CD to attempt repair, came up with a different error message.

I am stumped! I would assume a virus, trojan, etc.
I know I can pull the hard drive and format it in another system, then go from there, but trying to avoid that if possible!

Any thoughts on what has caused this issue?


A:Upper And Lower Case Switch - Music Notes As Periods!

Since you're familiar with yanking the hard drive - how's about yanking it, installing it in another system, and doing an antivirus scan of it from the "clean" system?

Depending on the virus, you may need to do a repair install - do you have the original XP installation CD?

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When I try to change the case from upper to lower or vice versa of filenames n windows explorer, the changes are not accepted. Also, adding or deleting of spaces in existing filename words is also not being accepted. I have admin privileges.

Thank you for help.

A:Can we change the upper/lower case of filenames in Windows Explorer?

Hi Seymoria, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Filenames in Windows Explorer are not case sensitive. This means that for Windows, the filenames ThisIsMyDocument.doc, THISISMYDOCUMENT.DOC and tHiSiSmYdOcUmEnT.DoC are all the same, the file would be found and can be referred to using any of these or any other combination of upper and lower case letters, as long as the name itself stays the same.

Therefore, if you have a file document_1.doc but you'd like to change the first letter to upper case D, selecting rename and changing the first d to D does nothing. Windows simply does not understand it, for it there was no change as the first letter did not change.

You need to work around this by renaming the file first to something else, then rename it again to Document_1.doc, this time using the upper case D. I use a neat trick here, changing the first letter from lower to upper case: I select rename, delete just the first letter of the filename, the one with lower case, then rename again this time entering the upper case first letter.


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I have an HP Envy Touchsmart 17 inch laptop.  The primary problem is the left notebook screen hinge has broken loose at lower case mount. This caused the left side to separate from the upper and lower case. 

A:Left notebook screen hinge has broken loose at lower case mo...



I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details).

If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, you can learn about that here.

Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.

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I've been experiencing something VERY strange with my keyboard (M/S "Elite" split keyboard) and had assumed it was failing but today I happened to use it on a different machine and discovered that the keyboard is NOT the problem (I'm using it now connected to a notebook).

Here's what happens:

In certain apps (noticeably Outlook Express) the letter "i" seems to be problematic. When typing a word containing an "i", like "Chief", the word will often come out with the "i" and "e" transposed (no, it's NOT my typing) and, very often, after having typed all the letters of a word including an "i" - like "Michael" - the "m" will appear on the screen and then nothing else - even though I've struck all the letters - and after a split-second I'll see "Mchaeli" on the screen.

Also, after invoking All Caps, the first time I use the "i" key it's still lower case. Upon the second use, it's upper case as it should be. Then, after deactivating All Caps, the first time I hit "i" it's still upper case, even though it shouldn't be.

The upper case problem has now extended to "C" and "O", as well.

What could this be? I know it sounds strange, but I'm hoping someone out there has seen something like this.


Jay Palmer


A:Letters Inverted or Wrong Case - But Keyboard Okay

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using word in outlook and some fixes do not work.

Sticky keys are disabled and holding both shift buttons simultaneously does not work.

Ideas? using Win Vista.

A:Only upper case letters, but caps lock is off

now its gone as it came....

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I have been having lots of web pages won't open and other errors and page loading issues. Today as i was waking my computer up and typing in my password, it was keeping my entries as if I had caps on.. I am able to see the actual password as I type it, so I know it wasn't an error on my part.I tried typing with caps on and caps off-same thing .I did this about 4 times and it finally allowed me in
I also have been having issues with connecting to my network at home where the yellow flag on my internet connection shows and I lose my connection, but gain it back in 30 seconds. I keep being told I have a broken cable (I'm on Wifi) or I have a router or access point issue, but then I get back on my wifi in 30 seconds or so, and then am okay for awhile. I have Windows 8, connect wirelessly with AT&T. My nephew installed a hidden network and we have our house network. It says connected unless the yellow flag shows up, then it says limited, but then fixes itself. All these issues happen on Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Whew! I am sure its multiple issues.
It does seem like ever since my nephew set up the additional network and renamed the main house network is when the issues started happening.  I am right next to the router and the modem, so its not a distance or wall preventing me from connecting.
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A:Malware? As I type my Windows password, the letters stay in upper case

Make sure your "House Network" is set as the first entry in Your Wirless Networks.
As Posted At

Open the command prompt (in the start menu type cmd Click on  "command prompt"
Type  netsh wlan show profiles and Press enter. This will list the wireless networks your computer connects to in order of priority

To Change the priority of a net work type this command (or Paste it)
netsh wlan set profileorder name="WirelessProfileName" interface="InterfaceName" priority=1 
Change WirelessProfileName in the command for the wireless network profile name displayed in step 2 above that you want to change the priority of.
Change InterfaceName in the command for the name of the interface (ex: Wi-Fi) displayed in step 2 above.
Enter the Priority number you want to assign 1 (one) in the command for what priority order number you wanted to have the wireless network profile name listed in.

When the Limited Connectivity Icon shows up are you still able to load a web page? Are you using a local User account or Microsoft Live User account when loggin in?
EightForums.Com instructions to change Wireless Network Priority Instructions
Microsoft Technet for the Commands List

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All my folder and file names that have the letters i and l (lower case L) display with an almost imperceptible red 'fringe' or red 'shadow'.

Desktop icon text, browser text, web page text, Word and Notepad document fonts are all normal.

Have tried re-setting Windows 7 fonts to default and yet the issue persists.

If someone has an idea (other than reinstalling the OS) to rid the red from i's and l's, like some other means of restoring what seems to be just the Windows Explorer file and folder font lettering, I'd sure appreciate hearing about it (as I posted last year here and not a single reply).

A:All i's and l's explorer text are red fringed

From time to time, a piece of malware will appear pretending to be the genuine Windows LSASS.exe by imitating the lower case L by using an upper case I - you can see from this how easy it would be to miss that and be fooled by it. What am I typing in Arial font lsass or Isass - hint - the first one is a lower case L and the other is not.

What you are seeing is a foolproof way of protecting you from making that mistake so it's better to be gerateful for it than trying to remove it.


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About 1-2 weeks ago, I had 15GB of space left on my SSD that is solely committed to OS and drivers. Today, I have 2.9GB left. I have downloaded nothing, and I have changed nothing. What is going on? Any programs to help me take a closer look at why my SSD space is disappearing? I've had this OS for 2 months now and it wasn't a problem until recently.

SpaceSniffer Details:


C:\ [35.2Gb]
[ 6.3Gb] hiberfil.sys
[ 4.3Gb] pagefile.sys
[ 256Mb] swapfile.sys
[ 392Kb] bootmgr
C:\Windows [18.7Gb]
[ 2.2Mb] explorer.exe
[ 1.9Mb] RtlExUpd.dll
[ 864Kb] HelpPane.exe
[ 544Kb] WindowsUpdate.log
[ 312Kb] WMSysPr9.prx
[ 240Kb] notepad.exe
[ 156Kb] regedit.exe
[ 124Kb] splwow64.exe
[ 76Kb] bfsvc.exe
[ 68Kb] bootstat.dat
[ 56Kb] mvtcpui.ini
[ 52Kb] twain_32.dll
[ 44Kb] mib.bin
[ 44Kb] avastSS.scr
[ 32Kb] Starter.xml
[ 32Kb] Professional.xml
[ 20Kb] hh.exe
[ 12Kb] write.exe
[ 12Kb] winhlp32.exe
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[ 4Kb] win.ini
[ 4Kb] system.ini
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[ 4Kb] poqexec.log
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A:Hard drive just keeps running lower and lower on space

I don't know if you have tried Disk Cleanup or not.
It's worth a try.

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I have a Dell Optiplex GX270. When I press the power button, the power button light turns amber, I hear some fans spinning, and the CD drive spinning. However, it never gets to the boot screen (or any screen). If I open the case and press the power button, however, the power button turns green and the computer works fine (loads all the way up and functions like normal). If I close the case after it has started, it continues to run fine. I'm guessing / hoping it's not the mother board or power supply that has directly gone bad... but maybe there is a connection or something? that changes from when it's closed to when it's open. I've heard of something like... the motherboard is shorting out by touching the case... but I'm not really sure where to look for that / how. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!

A:Solved: Computer boots fine when case is open, but won't boot when case is closed.

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I have an Acer Aspire X1700 (Details
It's about 2 1/2 years old now. Came with Windows Vista, I upgraded it to Windows 7. Also has a newer video card than what came with it.

Anyway, The PSU fan is getting really obnoxious, it gets really loud (more or less like a lawn mower). I have taken the thing apart and have tried every suggestion given to quiet it down, which it does for a whole week or two. This is a small form factor PC, so to even take the power supply out you have to basically take out everything else just to get to it. I have looked for replacements but they are very obsolete. It's only 220W anyway, so i'd like something a little more powerful.

What I want to do is get a larger case that I can use the same hardware is (motherboard, drives, etc) and purchase a larger power supply for that case. 220W really limits the PC. The small case holds a lot of heat even with all fans cleaned and working properly. Even just taking a CD/DVD out that was in it is very hot. I want a case with better airflow than this one.
I really am not sure what kind of case to get that will meet my needs. I don't want anything really fancy. If possible I'd like to get it off

Any suggestions would be great.

A:Solved: Replacing Small Form Factor Case with bigger case / new PSU

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A game i was playing's website got infected with some type of malware, and ever since that happened and i was on it, I've been getting popup ads in the lower left and the lower right corners of my screen, no sound or anything. Occasionally i get redirects as well. I ran a malwarebytes quick and full scan and got nothing, a Microsoft security essentials scan and got nothing, and a adwcleaner scan and got nothing. I saw some other people had this problem, even on this website but they used combofix, which i'm not suppose to use unless told to. So yeah, hope you guys can help :3. 'Quick edit, the ads were from ad.yieldmanager, and ad.xtendmedia, if it matters.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16457 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.7.2
Run by Matthew at 23:48:09 on 2013-02-03
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.12286.9563 [GMT -5:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {B140BF4E-23BB-4198-90AB-A51A4C60A69C}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {0A215EAA-0581-4E16-AA1B-9E6837E7EC21}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
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A:Popups in lower left and lower right corners

Hello Vashal , Welcome to Bleeping Computer.
My name is fireman4it and I will be helping you with your Malware problem.

Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:
Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools.
If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing.
Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean".
In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Watch Topic.I suggest you click it and select Immediate E-Mail notification and click on Proceed. This way you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.

Finally, please reply using the ADD REPLY button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply, unless they do not fit into the post.
I will be analyzing your log. I will get back to you with instructions.1.Do you have a Usb Flash Drive you can use?2.Is this happening in every browser or just one of them? Firefox? Internet Explorer? Google Chrome?3.Download RogueKiller on the desktop Close all the running processesUnder Vista/Seven, right click -> Run as AdministratorOtherwise just double-click on RogueKille... Read more

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I've been having popups in the lower left and right of my pc.  I ran malwarebytes and the popups still persist.  I thought I needed to remove the 5 things that it quaranitned so I did as was still getting these things.  Now the internet explorer screens look different.  mostly white.  It is hiding areas that can be clicked but I knwo they are there because the pointer goes from an arrow to the hand when I acroll over.  the worst thing is that the popups are still there.  Not sure where to go or what to do. Your site helped me on another issue I had in the past.  Oh I tried system restore and it didnt help the screen..I think the only system restore point was after all the above.
thanksMod Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to a more appropriate forum. ~bloopie

A:malwarebytes,speed test popup in lower left, and another popup in lower right of

Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your Desktop
Doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters
Check Loaded Modules and Detect TDLFS file system. Do not check Verify file digital signatures (even though it is checked in the example)
If you are asked to reboot because an "Extended Monitoring Driver is required" please click Reboot now
Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run
If threats are detected select Skip for all of them unless I instruct you otherwise
Click Continue
Click Reboot computer
Please post the contents of TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt found in your root directory (typically c:\)in your reply
Due to forum upgrade you may face issues posting the TDSSkiller log.Just last few lines of log is sufficient
Please download Rkill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below (if one of them does not work try another.) and save it to your desktop:
Link 1
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In order for Rkill to run properly you must disable your anti-malware software. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
Double-click on Rkill. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
Note: You may have to run Rkill a few times before it is successful. You may also have to download Rkill from a different link which will save it as a different file name.
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The keys write only small letters, capital letters unfortunately not. Can someone help me please? Thank you very much. Werner

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How can I fix this? I can't get to the 'x' to close the page or anything else. Thanks.

A:[SOLVED] Page opens to lower right

What is your browser (IE, Firefox, Chrome etc)? Choose the middle, maximize button, so it is minimized but not sent to the task bar. Grab the top bar of the window with your left mouse button by holding the button down and you can move the window around so you can get to the buttons. If it is in Full screen mode, press the F11 key to exit full screen.

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EDIT: Ignore my stupidity. I am getting the correct speed.

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The lower bar, where the time is and all those other icons used to be horizontal and now it's two columns and is taking up space when I'm online. I have no idea why this changed. How do I get it back to just a line.

A:Solved: Lower Icon bar is vertical now

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My screen resolution is currently running at 1400x1050, and when I try to lower it to 800x600, the screen flashes blank (as it usually does when changing resolution), but then the screen flickers briefly and goes black for about six seconds. When the screen comes back, it's after changing back to 1400x1050.
I have no idea why it's happening, it was able to change to 800x600 about half an hour ago, but now it won't work.
Please help. D:

A:[SOLVED] Can't lower screen resolution.

What happens if you gradually lower the resolution?

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Hi. So this problem is happening too often -

So as you can see, the site is Facebook, but it sometimes happen on some other sites. My IE version is 11 and has all the latest updates installed.

Any fix for this? Thanks in advance

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Is there a system tool or a available utility to monitor and control the cooling fan to keep temperatures fairly low, with a new Dell XPS 8500 running Windows 7 ? So far I only watch the hard drive temperature with Active Smart, but how warm other components get is also good to know. Now it runs about up to 86* F. When I check the fan in the back of this XPS desktop, I can only just barely feel some air flow and hear the quiet sound. Also is it possible to install a cooling fan in the front of the PC case to help suck cool air in better, and I did open the case to look at that, and it may support adding a fan which now just has a fairly good air flow intake, but there needs to be a fan connector available on that motherboard as well, right ?

A:Solved: how to get cooling fan control and lower temperatures

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So, I'm not sure if this is where I should post this but...

The other day I bought a new HDD, and decided to do a clean install of Windows 7 for it. After getting it all installed and installing all the drivers and Windows updates, I decided to watch a movie. I then realized that the audio volume was (as a ballpark guess) 20-30% quieter than I was used to.

I rebooted and loaded up the old Windows install, since I still have it, and started up the movie and the volume was back to the level that I was used to.

Now I've tried a few things already, and I'll list them for you:

Reinstalled drivers; From motherboard website, from Realtek website, and even went over and backed up the drivers on my old install to reinstall on the new drive.

Checked all audio panel settings, made sure everything was turned up and set the same as my old install.

Made sure it wasn't an issue with the media player program I was using; Reinstalled it and made sure the settings were the same as my old install.

Does anyone have any more ideas on something I can try?

And just to make my post even longer, here's the specs from the website's SysInfo utility:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16344 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 95... Read more

A:Solved: Reinstalled Win7; Max volume is now lower

I am shamelessly bumping this question up. I can't find a solution to it.

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My speakers are too loud and I need to figure someway of making them not as loud. A thing is I only go 1 point (out of about 20) to add up the sound and it is already loud enough. If I'll give it a nice spin then neighbors from across the street will listen to my song.

I can ofcource lower the sound in control panel, but is there a way to lower it another way? so that in sound tray I have my volume on max and control it by the controller on the speakers?


A:[SOLVED] Set lower default sound in Vista

any ideas? anyone?

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I have a HP pavilion elite m9000t

i have been having troubles with performance issues because of freeware, so I uninstalled the freeware on my computer.

initially my lowest subscore was 3.4, and by removing freeware and removing some startup applications, i only was able to raise the score by a tenth of a point, to 3.5.

I have a very good graphics card, a Nvidia GeForce 8400GS

i have 2048 MB RAM, plus about 2.2 more GB virtual memory (paging file)

I have about 90 GB left on a 320 GB hard drive,.

My graphics should be doing fine because i only have a generic computer monitor, no LCD or anything.

My graphics card has an HDMI port on the back, so i assume that it should be able to handle a simple VGA monitor quite well, yet vista says the subscore of aero performanc is only 3.5.

i would think it should be at least 4.0, if not higher.

Does someone know why this is so low for the hardware I have?

A:[SOLVED] Windows Experience Index Subscore lower than it should be?


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I'd like some help with a formula please. Have been working on this for hour and can't figure it out...

I need to compare the values of two cells, then multiply the lower value by 2.
For example:

............Column A.....Column B......Column C (this is what I'd like to calculate)
Row 6........50.............40...............80
Row 7........30.............30...............60
Row 8........25.............29...............50

This is what I'd like to say in the formula:
If A6 is lower than B6, then multiply A6 by 2. If B6 is lower than A6, then multiply B6 by 2. If A6 and B6 are the same, then multiply either by 2.

Any help is much appreciated.
Thank you in advance.
F. Jones

A:Solved: Compare values in two cells and multiply lower value by 2

In c1 try =min(a1:b1)*2

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I have adware on my computer, what's happening is: when im browsing (IE9) some pages get redirected and there is always an advertisement in either the lower right or left corner of the browser. I've ran spybot, malwarebyte, SUPERantiSpyware, and my default av -- ESET. Nothing came up. Thanks for any help.

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_31
Run by L at 19:08:22 on 2012-08-26
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8100.5628 [GMT -7:00]
AV: ESET Smart Security 4.2 *Enabled/Updated* {77DEAFED-8149-104B-25A1-21771CA47CD1}
SP: ESET Smart Security 4.2 *Enabled/Updated* {CCBF4E09-A773-1FC5-1F11-1A056723366C}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: ESET Personal firewall *Enabled* {4FE52EC8-CB26-1113-0EFE-8842E2773BAA}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE64.EXE
C:\Program File... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Redirect links &amp; Ads in lower corners of browser.

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It appears you didn't attach the second dds log, Attach.txt, to your initial post.

Press the Windows "logo" key and "R" key then copy/paste the following into the Run box and click OK:


A text file should open. Save it to your desktop then attach that file to your next reply.


Check for additional security risks: Please download CKScanner? by askey127 and save to your desktop.
Double-click on CKScanner.exe and click Search For Files.
After a very short time, when the cursor hourglass disappears, click Save List To File. You will be prompted, just click OK.
Post the contents of ckfiles.txt in your next reply. It is located on your desktop.

Please download aswMBR.exe to your desktop. Double-click aswMBR.exe to run it.
When prompted to download the latest Avast! virus definitions, please choose Yes
Click the Scan button to start scan.
Wait until it says, 'Sca... Read more

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This is not a huge problem, but one i really need to have solved... Somewhere along the line, i lost the screen magnification that is found in the lower right corner of the taskbar. The process that allows me to magnify the screen to 125%, 150%, 200%, etc.

i need this function because i can't always see the screen clearly, and it was always a good thing to be able to up the magnification....

Any advice you can give me will be greatly appreciated, and kudos to you if you can get this restored.....


A:[SOLVED] Lost Screen Magnifier Percentages in Lower Right Corner

Hi sweetrosette,

I'm assuming this is some additional software you have installed and not Windows XP Magnifier? (Start > All Programs > Accessories > Accessibility > Magnifier)

Try this, right click the taskbar and choose Properties.
Go to Customise under the Notification Area.
Do you see it listed under Customise Notifications?

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I was wondering if there was some way to lower the file size of lots of photos in one go, without needing to do each one individually, which would be time consuming.

I tried looking for some way to do this in photoshop CS4, but i cant find a way to do it...

Is there a way to do it in photoshop? if not, is there a program i can use?

Thank you for your time x

A:Solved: is there software i can use to lower the file size of lots of images in one g

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I just finished building my computer first time. and started it up and for some reason in the post screen it displays the speed of the ram as only 1066MHz (or something around that) when the kit i have is 1600MHz - OCZ 6GB (3x2GB) 1600MHz Gold 8-8-8-24 tested at 1.65V. It has the right amount of memory listed but not the speed.

do i have to change it manually somewhere? because i changed my memory timings and the ram voltage (from 1.5 to 1.64 -had to do 1.64 as 1.65 wasn't listed) to the correct ones in the MIT (MB intelligent tweeker), as the ones in bios were listed like 7-7-7-16. should i have kept them at theses lower speeds and lower voltage? or would they cause problems being quite low at the lower voltage?

so does anyone know what is going up with the speed listing and timings i should use.

A:Solved: new pc booted up displays memory lower speed + timings

i fixed the memory multiplier and it now is running at 1600Hhz was it ok to do that?

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Hi guys,
I recently upgraded my graphics card driver for my Toshiba Tecra (It is an Intel mobile express chip, 256Mb). I got the most recent driver from the Toshiba website. I am playing Civilization IV on my rig, before the update of the drivers there was slight clipping on 3d movies in game, but everything ran smothly. After the update, the clipping has gone away, but now the videos run very choppy! Like it plays 5 frames, frezes for 15 secounds than plays another 5 frames. What would have cause a downgrade in preformance like this? Is there a forseeable fix? Thanks guys!

A:Solved: Graphics driver update leads to lower performance

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hello mates, I'm a newcomer here, I have an ASUS laptop whose CD player has a hard time reading CDs, at the attempt to fix this issue following an online guide I accidentally deleted from the registry both upper and lower filters, now not only is the DVD player unable to read disks, both the pointer and the keyboard are irremediably stuck! it's the same problem as the following:

this user said to have fixed it but didn't quite explain what he exactly did, my boot sequence is set to start from the CD player but since it has trouble to read disks I'm unable to boot the xp CD, the only working things are USB ports, can anybody help me please? I'm desperate and need the data in my laptop

A:Solved: upper and lower filters deleted, keyboard and mouse frozen help

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i deleted the upper and lower filters aiming to fix a problem...only it made it worse because when i rebooted they didn't reappear.

help would be much appreciated

A:Solved: deleted upper and lower filters and rebooted they didn't return

hi what did not appear?

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For some reason all the characters on screen now apper much larger espercailly when on line.

How much larger varies from website to website, some are so large I cant use the website correctly.

This has happened since my lil sis did her homewrok on the PC and although she swears she didnt change any of the settigns I think maybe it has something to do with the accesablity options.

Can anyone help please?

A:Solved: Really Big Letters

This can happen if you have a Scroll button mouse and press the crtl key. You can use that combination to change the font size in IE. You can also change the font size from the View > Text Size menu option in IE.

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Hi i have a problem i have no idea on what it is or how to remove it, i have formatted my computer a few times already and the problem still exsists

and the problem is i get all these jumbled up letters appearing everywhere i type and its becoming a huge problem and it opens up my search for files box and it just does the letters

none of it makes sense to why this is happening


as you see above it just happened
any ideas on what i can do about this

oh i have attached my search box to show you exactly what it does


A:Solved: letters

Have you tried a different keyboard, or tried this keyboard on a different PC?
Sounds like something may have been spilled on the keyboard. If a liquid gets spilled onto a keyboard, it's can get drawn between the plastic membranes that actually make up the key switches. Even after it dries, the residue that is left behind can cause erratic behavior.

Desktop keyboards aren't that hard to take apart and clean. Just be sure to note the different screws as you take it apart, as they may not all be the same length or type.


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I have Windows 7 Home installed. Under portable Devices all have yellow triangles with !. I deleted all and rebooted. Comes up the same. I go to disk management and they all show up as disk 1 disk 2 etc so I tried to assign drive letters to them. The letter take for a few seconds then disappears and a pop up come on stating a mount point has been removed. by the way this all started when I plugged in my 500 gb external drive which worked before but I could no longer see it although when I plug it in the computer blares and announces a device has been loaded but I can't find it.I can see my external drive on my disk management listed as Disk 8 but when I right click it doesn't give me a choice to add a drive letter. The disk is called unallocated.

A:Solved: No Drive Letters

Space which is shown as "Unallocated" means that no partition exists in that space.
It needs to be partitioned first, then formatted so that your PC can write data to it.
If there used to be a formatted partition there containing data, and you definitley did not delete it, the drive itself may be faulty.

If it won't partition, or it won't format, it is indeed faulty. You can check that by testing the drive with the drive manufacturer's own diagnostic software. The links are here:

Some drive manufacturer's (eg Fujitsu) don't provide any diagnostic software, in which case you can test with Seagate SeaTools from here:

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I didn't know where to post this (it was between Windows XP and Hardware) so I apologize if this is the wrong forum.

Ok so my question:

I got a usb flash drive and plugged it in for the first time today. My computer automatically named it (F and (G - it had two partitions apparently. Anyway, I also have a Buffalo external hard drive that was always (F before. I figured my computer just assigned the usb flash drive (F and (G temporarily because the external hard drive wasn't turned on. So when I did plug it in, it was named (H. However, when I disconnected both drives, and re-plugged the external hd, it was still (H. Also, I noticed that all my folder settings in the external hd were reset.

I tried uninstalling the driver for the usb flash drive and the external hd remained (H.

Is there anyway to reverse this without reformatting or otherwise damaging my files inside the external hard drive?


A:Solved: Drive Letters

Hi and welcome&#8230;.

It can easily be done&#8230;.

Right click on MY COMPUTER
Click on MANAGE
Right click on the drive in question
Change drive letters and path

You can now set the drive letter back to what it was. The next time you plug in your USB device, you should be able to do the same thing for the &#8220;two drives&#8221; that it assigns. Once you do this one time, XP tends to remember the settings.

Hope this helps!



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I looked at the previous messages on this matter they did not help so here goes

I have an acer aspire v3-571 laptop about 4 months old ever since I bought it I have had the trouble with my words
being jumbled for instance some time when I write my full name it will print the first part of my first name then part of second name and back to first.

I am on windows 7 home 64 bit

I have tried restore lowering sensitivity as low as it will go on mouse

I am using a wireless mouse but it still happen otherwise

Regards LenTech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2450M CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 5980 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, -1924 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 459429 MB, Free - 399094 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, VA50_HC_HR
Antivirus: PC Cleaner Pro, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

A:Solved: letters jumbled up

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I have an external drive that was used with another system. The drive is partitioned into E and F, C system hard drive, D CD/rw. Now I want to use the external drive with another system, but the hard drive is partitioned as C and D, with DVD-CD/RW as E.
Is there a way of changing the hard drive letters on the external to F and G, or any other letter so theres not a conflict with the DVD drive.

A:Solved: Drive letters

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I'm not sure how this happened, but post-virus, my computer has undergone a LOT of changes. Just like the title says, each drive now shows up as double letters.

For example: SYSTEM (C (C DATE (D (D USB (K (K
Any idea why this is happening or how to change it back?

A:Solved: All drives now have 2 letters

is the virus completely removed?

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Hi friends,im very desperate becoz i cant use my keyboard properly.When i press alphabets like F,U,M my computer window opens,while pressing B ,it is not displd on the screen.Pls help me

A:Solved: cant use some letters on the keyboard

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HELP!!, Just recently my system thinks my keyboards letters are numbers, though this only happens when I attempt to play a game. I have run the MSKEY and the raw data is just numbers. I am running Winodows 7, on a Dell XPS 420 desktop. I replaced the keyboard in an attempt to see if it was the old KB and no change. Scroll lock is off, and the KB has no FCN button. I also have tried using F11 and F12 as this sometimes works for laptops. ANYONE out there that can help or has any ideas, your response is much appreciated!!

A:[SOLVED] Numbers for letters??/

hi Fire8ward welcome to TSF,

whats the make and model of computer? have you installed anything recently like guarded id?

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I always point my Shortcuts to their Icons which I keep in a different folder because Temporary Internet Files gets emptied.
I want to put all my Shortcuts and Icons folder on my USB Drive so my shortcuts always show up as their Individual Icons
instead of those annoying blue IE logos.
The problem is, if I point a Shortcut to an Icon on a removable drive, the path might be wrong when I plug it into a different PC.
How can I point my shortcuts to the Icon folder on the same drive and get it to work even if the Drive letter changes.
I have 2 Folders on the USB Drive; "SHORTCUTS" & "ICONS"
I tried pointing the shortcuts to:

But It Wont let do it and it says:
"Cannot find %SystemRoot%\ICONS\Favicon25.ico
and if I point a shortcut to the current USB drive letter:
The next PC I plug it into might assign my USB key with a different letter like E: or H:
Does anyone know how to get around this preferably without embedding the shortcut and Icon into an "EXE". Any help would be appreciated........a lot

A:Solved: USB Drive Letters

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Could some one tell me if it is safe and how to delete these drives. Q thru Z

A:Solved: Drive Letters

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I got a Sony Spressa CDRW (USB) and it works great. My problem is that when I install the Zip(parallel) drive, it makes itself the D drive and Turns the DVD drive to drive E: The Spressa becomes unavailable. (It used to be dirve E) I tried to use Iomaga ware 2.1 Drive number option but when I reboot it goes back to the same thing.
I also notice that the spressa was still unavailable after I removed and rebooted. I looked under USB on the Device manager and there was a yelllow ! and it said unkown device. I then moved the spressa to anothe usb port and it worked fine. I thought it was a bad USB port, but when I hooked up my webcam it worked in the supposedly non-functioning USB port. I am totaly lost and shelved the zip as my CDRW is more useful at this point. But i'd lkike to hook up the zip if anyone can help me

A:{Solved} Zip Drive Letters

Drive letters can be a real pain sometimes. I've never used a USB drive before - does it show up under the CDROM catagory in the device manager? If it does, go into it's properties and, on the Settings tab, change the drive letter to K or something out there where it won't be affected.

Finagle's Third Law:
In any collection of data, the figure most obviously correct, beyond all need of checking, is the mistake.

Schmidt's Observation:
All other things being equal, a fat person uses more soap than a thin person.

Kamm's law:
The longer and more detailed the post, the more likely the browser will inexplicably close itself as the clicking finger is just about to hit the post button.

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Here is my problem. The letters on my keyboard don't match what is showing up when I type. For instance the middle row is supossed to be a s d f g h j k l but I get a o e u i d h t n s. If I go to the on-Screen Keyboard the layout of the keys are completely different than my actual keypad. Please help, I have tried to fix it but nothing changes.

A:Solved: Solved: Keyboard letters are all messed up

That's a Dvorak keyboard.
See here to change:

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My son has just phoned me 'cos his laptop for some reason has a problem.
Keys such as K which also have the number 2 will only show the number, not the letter. I'm working 200 miles away from him at the moment so how can he put this right please? He's only just in double figures so he's rather worried about this.
He says he's not changed any settings but it's possible that something could have been changed by accident of course.
Thanks for any help...


A:Solved: Keyboard. Numbers not letters.

The Num Lock is on? I know some laptops have a keystroke to lock the "number pad" on the laptop keyboard.

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Here is my problem... My computer limits me on the amount of drives I can have. For example; it shows my C: Drive, my External Hard Drive, my DVD Player, my CD Player, and my Thumb Drive; with the all the corresponding Drive letters spread out accordingly. The highest letter it allows is up to F: Anything after that, will not show up.

But here's the catch... The computer sees and recognizes the different Drives, even if it won't show up on "My Computer."

If I add another removable or some other type of Drive; ie. another Thumb Drive, or another Hard Drive, it will not appear unless I unplug something else.

I hope I was clear. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Limited Drive Letters

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Hi. I'm new here. My computer is running xp pro. all programs work fine, but i can;t read any info under the icons or programs. Tried system restore but it says that it cannot restore to any points i select. Tried to disinfect with norton, spybot,and adaware. Nothing seems to work. I would hate to have to reformat.. PLEASE, somebody help me.

A:Solved: letters below icons are now symbols

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My keyboard on my laptop keeps missing letters / spaces... very annoying problem. any help would be appreciated.

Things I have tryed:
Cleaned keyboard
Updated the drivers
full virus / spyware / malware -clean-
not a wireless keyboard

This is an eample of what thkeyboard types, nly ppens once ad a while
"This is an example of what the keyboard types, only happens once and a while"


A:Solved: Keyboard keeps missing letters

This drove me mad. I eventually pulled all the key caps off, turned the keyboard upside down and gave it a good clean out using a low pressure air gun. You'd be surprised how much gunk builds up in the keyboard over a month. I used a light silicone spray on the white tubes that the key caps click into. It helps to take a photo before hand so you don't put the caps on in the wrong order. Hope this works for you. Failing that, and if you've had the keyboard for a few years, it could just be plain wear and tear and time for a new one. Cheers.

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I'm running Windows ME, and I've got a DVD-rom and a CD-RW.

The DVD-rom has been giving me problems, such as reading the cd, yet not responding. Or reading it for awhile, and then stopping.

This is a pain in the neck, because the program that I have use, freezes up while waiting for the data on the cd. The program only reads from the first cd drive that it finds..

So, if somebody could explain how I can change the drive order, and make the CD-RW drive as D:, instead of the DVD-rom. If there is a program that I need or anything, please let me know.


(I apologize if this is hard to understand)

A:[SOLVED] How to Switch Drive Letters?

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Hi all. My XP Pro box has had this issue for a few years now so I can't remember what I was doing when it started, but here's the deal:

Windows explorer shows six extra fake local disks, drive letters T: through Y:. They all have the red question mark icon next to them, type is "Local Disk" and filesystem type is listed as "RAW". I would really like to get rid of these, preferably without uninstalling software which isn't to blame in the first place.

I have a feeling these were created by some ISO mounting software which I tried at one point (went though quite a few of them before I settled on one).

Device manager doesn't show anything extra, even with 'Show hidden devices' enabled. There is a SCSIVAX controller listed there which I understand is probably Alcohol 120% and that I definitely want to keep. He lives on virtual drive F: anyway so that's not it. I have other similar software installed too but have had virtual drive support disabled in all the others.

I do not have any mapped network drives. Or so Explorer tells me.

I there any way to tell which driver is causing these non-functioning drive letters to appear? And again, I'd rather not go blindly uninstalling things. Besides, if the offending software was still on the machine I would think the virtual drives would be functional.

Thanks in advance!

A:Solved: Phantom drive letters

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I have just reformatted my computer and restored everything to its pre-reformat state. Unfortunately E: drive has now become I: drive and F: has become J: I have followed instructions from other posts relating to Disk Management, however I don't get the option of using either drive E: or drive F: It wouldn't matter except that I have put together an Excel process in which the macros refer to drives E: or F: and I don't want to have to change them. Help!

A:Solved: Changing drive letters

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I have Windows 7 Home Premium. Periodically I seem to wind up with a whole handful of extra drive letters and I'd like to get rid of them. Online searches directed me to places that didn't seem to exist on my do I accomplish this?

A:Solved: How do I get rid of all these extra drive letters?


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I made a ghost copy of my h.d and duplicated it to a new h.d
I wanted to keep the old h.d for back up.
The problem is that when I boot my p.c the new h.d gets the letter D and the old h.d gets the letter C
The new h.d is identified as the primary master on the boot sequence as well as when I enter the system via partition magic and other third side programs.
I tried to disconnect the old h.d so it wont influence the new h.d but then the p.c freezes on the windows welcome screen.
Whats happening?? (celeron 800 256 ram xp pro sp2)

A:Solved: trouble with assigning h.d letters

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I used to be able to place the 2-dot umlaut (diaeresis) sign on both lower case and capital letters, by pressing shift+contrl+colon key, then the desired vowel. This still works for lower case but does not work anymore for upper case.

I exchanged the keyboard, to no avail. It must be a software problem.

I have a Dell Inspiron 530, and WindowsXP.

Please help!

A:Solved: Diaeresis on capital letters

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I have a 250gig HD with 5 partitions C-D-E-F-G
A 4 slots card reader H-I-J-L
A DVD drive K
A CD/DVD drive M
before I replaced the CD/DVD drive they where shown as L-M as they before I changed the drive.
Tried a search with no results.

1.8 gig Dual 2 Core With XP home

A:Solved: Change drive letters

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I created a new partition and installed Windows on it a while back, but when I booted up, it had the letter G and my other partition that I used to store music was drive C..

I was going to change drive letters around so that my OS was on drive C, but I was wandering if this would mess up any applications I have on the system?




I just went on Computer Management -> Disk Management and I saw my three partitions.. It says the following..

C: - Healthy (System)
D: - Healthy
G: - Healthy (Boot)

But this is what the drives are really used for..

C: - Music etc
D: - Old OS (Moving old documents over to new one then removing this partition)
G: - New OS

Any ideas?

A:Solved: Changing Drive Letters

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ozrom1e ;
I just would like to ask one more on this . Can I assign any available drive letter to a active partition that I create or does XP expect me to assign the next available in reverse order? As you can see in Disk Managment that I have Drives F;G;H;I listed and under Network Drives I have Q Thru Z. I thought my picture cards used Drives F;G;H;I ?
I belive these network drives have something to do with my 7410 all-in-one printer from HP. Oh ! Bye the way this is the wife's system we're talking about not my system.

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This might seem like a strange problem but it seems to happen when I reboot and now with three external drives it is becoming a problem. Now I have several external drives for various types of storage and changing the letter designations can cause problems when programs are downloading special files. Can I change the letters for all but the permanent drives A,C,D,E which are all correct.

A:Solved: Changing Drive letters

Hello CarrollM,

You sure can.

Start Disk Management by Start > Run, type diskmgmt.msc and click OK.

You should see all the attached storage devices.
Right-click the drive you want to change and click "Change Drive Letter and Paths" in the menu.
Click Change to change the drive letter.

One thing you might like to do is mount the disk as a folder.
Say, for example you had a hard disk devoted to work. You could create an empty folder on your main OS partition called Work and mount the drive to that folder by clicking Add (at the place where you clicked "Change" above) and browsing to the Work folder you created and click OK. Then, when the disk is attached, you can access it's contents through the folder you created. This helps avoid all the drive letter switching that occurs when you have different drives attached and unattached. Something to consider. You still would have to point the programs to the folder but once it's set, you won't have to make changes as long as that folder is there.

Hope that helps.

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I have a standard no frills black keyboard with white lettering, some of the letters have become worn and hardly visible,the E has gone completely and others look set to follow!
Is there a way such as letter adhesives to rectify this problem? I thought of somehow attempting to paint them on but I guess that wouldn't work well as it would alter the feel of them, any help would be most welcomed

A:Solved: Keyboard-letters fading

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The drive letters of my HDD's occasionaly change, which of course causes problems for all programs that use them. But for some reason each letter can only ever be used once.
For example, if i have drive A and change it to drive B. 'A' will no longer appear on the list of possible letters to change it too, it is removed from the list for this HDD and every other HDD as well. This means that when a program needs a file from drive A, i cant change the drive letter to A so the program will work.
Sorry if it sounds confusing :S

A:[SOLVED] Drive letters disappearing?

post a screenshot of disk managment

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Have a Dell xps 400 computer and my keyboard is typing numbers instead of letters. changed keyboard from Dell to Logitech but its still the same.
Can anyone help.

P. S. Did a system resoter to 31 Aug but still no change.

A:[SOLVED] Keyboard typing letters

Do you have Num Lock on?

Is it all the keys?


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After my Pc came back from having a new mother board put in, I noticed that the two hard drives & the dvd & cd r/rw drives had their assigned letters out of sync.
I used to have them in order, i.e. hard drives: C:\ & D:\ . DVD & CD r/rw drives: E:\ F:\. Is it possible to re-name them so that they are in alphabetical order again, as it is very confusing to me using them as they are. If so, how do I do it?
Hope someone can help.

A:Solved: How do I change drive letters?

This article should help. You may have to move one or more of the drives "down" (to a higher unassigned letter) in order to free up the letter you want to use, then reassign them in order. Just keep track of which drive is which when reassigning.

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Question-what would be the easiest way to code a program in c/c++ that would output a number according to its neumeric postition in the alphabet without a lot of nested if statements e.g:

#include <iostream>

void main()

char letterin == 'A';

\\Stuff goes here that changes letterin into 1 (i.e. A = 1, B = 2, Z = 26)




A:Solved: Assign Numbers to Letters

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help me please. do i have a virus....many of my capital letters are not typing....i first noticed it when i tried to access my email....i could not type the 'at' symbol....still can't. can someone help me. I am on a dell xp...thanks in advance

A:Solved: help...many of my capital letters are not typing...

I fixed it by updating a driver.... Sorry for the inconvenience of panicking...@@@@there is my at symbol, back again

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Hi All,

I've been running into some problems using windows sync toy. I backup my documents to several usb drives. However, the drive letters change depending on what I have plugged into my computer. Because of this I often run sync toy and find that my documents were backed up on my music drive, or vise versa. Is there a way to assign static letters to usb drives?


A:Solved: static drive letters?

If you ONLY use the drives on a single computer, assigning drive letters in Disk Management will do the trick. However, when you plug the USB drive into another system, the signature bytes in the MBR get changed by the new system, and the original system "forgets" the drive assignment.

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i need to know how to change a drive letter in Win.7 #1 and i need to change it from Win.7 #2 (duel-boot), i need to do this because OS #1 does not have a 'C' Drive, as its own system files are labeled as 'D:'. this is causing activation, windows genuine, and other problems and errors.

So is there any file (.ini or something) that I can change the drive letters

Thank you

A:[SOLVED] Changing drive letters from a different OS

In Win7, type "Disk Management" into the start menu, hit enter and then right click the drive you want to change. Choose "Change drive letter and paths" and then click the "Change" button. To the right there is a drop-down menu, pick one of those and click ok. Do that for both drives if you need to.

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In "my computer" the drive letters have changed. I have a multi-card reader that doesn't seem to be working, that normally takes up drives F-J but not showing now. I tried attaching a screen shot to show the problem. Drive D has moved down to the group Q-Z.
Any ideas?
No new hardware has been added.
If the screen shot doesn't work can someone explain how?

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Don't know how though. Went back a month with Acronis to see if it was a hardware or software issue. card reader worked fine. Moved again to yesterdays date and it works. Been no changes and the computer hasn't been moved so I don't think it was a loose wire or some such thing.

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I recently did a format/reinstall of XP and I've found that my drive letter's have changed. It is set up in the following way:

A: - Floppy
C: - HD (system)
F: - HD (personal)
H: - External

What I want to do is make the HD (personal) D:, the way it was before the format. Now I've gone to START->PROGRAMS->ADMIN TOOLS->CPU MANAGEMENT->Disk Management but I can only change the letters of my harddisks and the external drive there, and D isn't an option for the second HD (second partition, technically); presumable because the DVD-RW is using that letter.

How can I set this back up the way it was?

A:Solved: Drive letters all changed around...

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I need to change Win2k Drive letter's around but i cant actually get into windows to do it. Does anyone know one of those boot up things that can do this?

Windows won't start properly because windows was installed on d: but something has changed it to c: so i need to swap them back around.

A:Solved: Change drive letters.

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When i type letter in word,notepad or browser, letters are printing from right to to fix this problem

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I have been trying to change drive letters on some external hard drives but keep getting an error message saying that access to the Virtual Disk Manager is blocked by my Firewall.

I was using the Windows 7 firewall program but this became so annoying that I just downloaded ZoneAlarm (free) and installed it. Now, I am getting same error message in Zone Alarm.

Windows help is like trying to read something in a foreign language that I do not speak. In other words, it is worthless.

Is there a simple explanation available telling how to allow this function to work so I can change the drive letters on my hard drives. At this time, all the drives show up under a drive letter different than the ones I originally assigned (that letter shows up too in parenthesis).


A:Solved: Cannot change drive letters

I used Google to see if I might guess at something that would help. Go to the link below and have a look.


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im wanting to swap my drive letters around and i know its an easy question, by changing the jumpers but i have a new sata drive and it has no jumpers so i duno how to.

i have
C: hard disk ( ATA)
d: hard disk (ATA)
e: dvd rom (ATA)
f: hard disk (SATA)

but i want

c: hdd (ATA)
d: hdd (ATA)
e: hdd (SATA)
f: dvd (ATA)

any info thanks

A:Solved: swaping drive letters?

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Hi Guys,

I built my computer (see specs in sig), and After installing XP, my drives ended up being labled as follows:

Floppy = A:\
Flash Card Reader = C:\ , D:\ ,E:\ and F:\
DVD\CD = G:\
HardDrive = H:\

Now, for mostly everything I installed, I had no problem.. it just went right into H:\,
But.. now some other programs are looking at C:\ in parts of the install, and says I dont have enough room (due to its a flash reader). This is cuaseing me to not being able to install various programs, and its starting to tick me off.

My questions are:

1) Can I change Drive letter associations? or will that screw up everything I installed becuase the reg will be looking for the files on H:\ ?

2) And if not, would I have to reinstall win xp? can I even reinstall an OEM version?

3) Even if I reinstall and pull the card reader, wont the DVD\CD be labled as C:\, becuase it labled that drive g:\ last time, before it labled the hard drive H:\?

I thought this wouldnt be a problem, but now I see that haveing the hard drive labled H:\ is goinf to give me problems

any information will be helpfull, Thanks

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i am having a problem on converting some digits to characters in
when i have a value like "60.60" i have to get the value as "OE.OE"
here i have a default value stored for 0 to 9 in an array as
[index position] [values] in array
0 - E
1 - T
2 - R
3 - I
4 - N
5 - C
6 - O
7 - M
8 - A
9 - L

my code is

dim n,n1 as integer
n = 60.60
while(n/10) <>0
n1 = n mod 10
for i = 0 to array.length -1
if n1 = i then
array1(0) = array(i) & array1(0)
end if
n = n/10
end while

my problem is

after calculating the last comes as 0.6 and it is automatically rounding off to 1 and another character is adding before the value...i dont need this....
and also it is not working for decimal for only integer values like "60"
so how can i solve this problem..thanks in advance for help....

A:Solved: Converting digits to letters in

Hey, check it out this

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Is there a way to remove these drives so as to free up the drive letters? Windows 7 Home Premium. Please see attached screen shot of disk management and Computer with empty drives. Thank you.


A:Solved: Empty Drives/Drive Letters used

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