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Solved: Lines through printed page

Q: Solved: Lines through printed page


I suspect this might be a fairly common problem. Whenever I print there also seems to be a block of about 5 fine lines printed over the text for about ever new line of text. Now I recently bought a new (high capacity) cartridge which costs a fortune, so I'm not too keen to buy another if it is the printer (about 6 years old) which is the problem.

Has anyone else had the same sort of problem?

A: Solved: Lines through printed page

Try cleaning the print heads, this is the normal solution to this problem.

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I have graphics that I would like to print, but the address, date & time are printed on the page. Is there a printer setting that would remove those?
Many thanks!

A:Solved: Remove address,date & time from printed page ??

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I have these consistent, straight, faded lines on the paper I print on when they come out of my HP Photosmart Inkjet printer. (Like as if there's a roller inside the printer which isn't calibrated, and doesn't put equal pressure on the paper). Has anyone had this problem, or know what I'm on about?

The printer is refurbished, second-hand off eBay but I don't think this has anything to do with it. I remember using a relative's printer and seeing the same lines in the past.

What gets me is that the inks are brand new, and not near empty...

A:Unusual streak lines on paper being printed..what are they?

I've seen stuff like that happen on epson inkjets when the heads are slightly clogged. May want to look into that barring any other suggestions.

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Unsure if this is correct place for this, but here I go.
I wish to create a timetable using Excel (Not Works).
It will consist of several columns and several rows.
I want to highlight selected rows to be printed in a colour other
than black. How do I achieve this please?
In Win95, using Works, it was possible.
In WinXP, using Works, it is not.

Of course being Signor El Thicko, I hope you can educate me.
Many thanks.

A:Selecting Lines Or Columns In Excel To Be Printed Different Colours

Hi Tiger25
In the upper right hand corner of excel's toolbar you should see a "Bucket" and an "A".
They should have colors underneath them and a drop down arrow next to them.
Highlight a row or column. Change the background color of the row or column with the "Bucket" and the text color with the "A".
You can do this ahead of time so that any text entered in the future automatically changes to the color you want. (use the drop down arrow to select different colors)
Is that what you mean?

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Three days ago when I tried to print from the web and then WORD there was no installed printer. I checked and the printer was still installed but when printing a document the print screen said their was no printer installed. I checked and the print spooler was not working. So I downloaded the Microsoft tool MicrosoftFixit.Printing.Run.exe. I ran it and presto the printer worked but only once and when I went to print again, again the print box showed that there was no printer installed. So I have to run the tool every time I want to print a page then restart the computer. A royal pain and time waster.

Something is turning the spooler off and not allowing individual programs to see the installed printer and therefore reports that there is no installed printer.

2nd issue. this is a new laptop (ACER) and there is no LED light to show "Caps Lock". I did find a setting that flashes the screen and makes an audible beep. However, my wife has the exact same computer and hers has a 2" x 2" box appear each time she puts cap Lock on. Which is way less distracting than audible beeps and flashing screens. Is there a setting for this? I have not found one in the Microsoft website for Windows 7.


A:Print Spooler turns off after each printed page

Stop the print spooler servicePress Windows+R key and copy this path%WINDIR%\system32\spool\printersclick okDelete the files in the folderRestart the PC and try to print nowFor second issueDid you install ACER launch manager? It is responsible for caps lock notifications

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When I print I am getting a blank page between each printed page. Even if my document is one page it prints a blank page after it. I can also print a selected page, as in "print page 2" but it still prints a blank after it. The blank page does not show up on the preview.

I have a HP Deskjet D1300 and am running Vista Home using Word 2007. Is it a printer problem or a Word 2007 problem? Any suggestions?

A:Getting un-wanted blank page between printed pages

I think you may have the printer set to print separator pages.

Look around in your printer properties (Control Panel>Printers>Printername>>Right Click>Properties) and disable.

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is it possible to print both sides of a page without manually putting the page thru twice?  Or is a duplexer required to be added to the printer.

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I use two printers at two locations w/different computers and have the same problem on both. Many (most?) web pages have info on left side of screen that I do not want to print (such as at this web site). When I print the page I get the left side panel and letters or words on the right are cut off which I need to fill in by hand. Some sites offer "printable view", but I don't recall having a problem with that. Probably not.
Is there a way to adjust the page so that all desired text is printed?

A:printed text cropped off at R side of page

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Hi all

I have a HP officejet v45, which has had new hp cartridges installed recently. Alignment page printed and aligned. Colours on tis page where as normal. After this I could only print about 30% of a page going across the page. Tried printing test page which again only printed about 30% of normal. Have uninstalled printed removed drivers and software via ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS in Control Panel.

Have used both the installation disc and a downloaded set of drivers and software from the HP website to reinastall the drivers to no avail.

I need the printer to print off CV's for an interview for a new job over the next few days.

HELP please........

Tahnks for any help on this matter. I am using XP SP3, recent updated via microsoft website.

A:Printer test page half printed

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I have a macro that uses the pagesetup command. When the code finishes, there is a dotted line within the worksheet.

Is there a way through code to get rid of the dotted lines?

A:Solved: Excel Macro -> Page Setup -> Dotted Lines

ActiveSheet.DisplayAutomaticPageBreaks = False

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I created a simple two column daily schedule for work. when I printed it, there were crooked triangles that appeared...yet they were not seen on my work before printing. There are 4 of them.
Any ideas how to get rid of them? thanks!

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I have a HP C4850 configured to work through the wireless. I can ping the printer and access its internal web page. Network configuration prints out no fails or errors so as far as I can tell everything is configured correctly. If I send it a print job, a small notepad document with the text "test" in it, it won't print. Eventually it just seems to forget the print job is there. However if I send the job, then print the network device configuration, the print job will print immediately after. I did this 3 times and it was consistent in its behavior. I'm at a complete loss, any ideas?

A:HP C4850 won't print until network status page is printed

Any ideas of where to start?

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Hello everyone

I recently installed Outlook 2010 and I have got the following strange problem and I was wondering
whether anyone else had the same problem and found a solution.

Whenever I print an Outlook email, the pages come out in reverse order (page 2 then page 1) with a blank cover page which sometimes has "Microsoft Outlook - memo style OUTLOOK.EXE" printed
on the middle of it, and a blank sheet between each page of the message.

It only happens with Outlook. Printing is normal with Word, Excel, etc.

Any suggestions, please?

A:Outlook 2010 emails being printed with blank pages between each page

In Outlook please go to File - Print, highlight Memo Style, then click Print Options button above. In a new window Print, hightlight Memo Style again. Click Define Styles... In a new window, make sure that Memo Style is hightlighted and click RESET button.

If this wont help, click Edit button in the same window, and make sure all the parameters make sense and are correct (page size, etc.)

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I have an Access database used on daily basis to enter and print the maintenance work order in a report format. I have assigned a command button to print the required record. On clicking the button in the Form, a parameter query will run asking the user to put the record number to proceed. Once the correct record number is entered in the parameter text box, the report is previewed and the user click on the print button to print the same.

My question is as follows:

Is there any method to find out the record i am going to print now was already printed before? A kind of record keeping for the printed records.

Also, a message box should warn the user saying incase if the record was already printed, “The record was previously printed, do you want to continue printing again?”

Please tell me a way to perform the above in my Form.

A:Record keeping of the printed records & warning user when printed more than one time

could't you just add a field in the record for printed?

Then if printeed true, show warning, else show printable form.

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Hello Everyone,
I have tried searching and searching for this problem but nothing seems to come up with this particularly odd problem. I'm actually running 3rd party software hosted on an AS/400 system but from a Windows 7 32-bit computer. If I right-click the title-bar of the window and select print, the print dialog box comes up asking for the printer I want to use. I select one, then click "Print" and the following comes out on the page....
<See Sample.jpg> (Of course, that's not an actual page, it's a representation of what you'd see on the page, but it's accurate despite the fact that it's color. Anyway, the print screens come out light and don't scan in well.)
As you can see, the print dialog box is clearly visible on the page. This seems to randomly crop up only on Windows 7 boxes and once it starts, we seem to have no way to stop it.

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I have an HP LaserJet 1020 attached to a WinXP Pro workstation via USB. I have an Intel iMac networked with the PC wirelessly. I can detect the LaserJet on the iMac just fine, and on the iMac, documents spool and even say they have printed (they show up in the "completed" section of the printer control panel).

So, the iMac thinks the document printed, but it never did. When I look at the print queue on the Windows machine, I see "Remote Downlevel Document" in it. I assume that the iMac is printing to a port instead of starting the Windows Print Spooler, and this is why it is showing up with this name.

When viewing the LaserJet's queue on WinXP, the downlevel document is "Printing," and "113k/113k" has been transferred. But the document never prints - if I try to "cancel" the document in the Windows print queue, it says "deleting" for a verrrrry long time. Documents can be printed just fine locally on the Windows workstation.

Thanks in advance!

A:Shared Printer says "completed," but no page printed

are you using windows workgroup printing? How are you connecting to the printer?

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Apologies if this is in the wrong place.

The vertical lines problem have just started happening in flash games. It's like all the graphics get shoved together and then they go back to normal. Any idea what it is? I thought it was a driver problem and updated it but it's still happening.

A:Vertical lines across page

Welcome to the forums.
Post your computer specs
If it is a big box computer give us the manufacturer and the model #

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I have the names Charlie Lori Jo, Printed in the top left hand corner of everything I print.
I don't know how it got there, and dont know how to get rid of it.
Can you help me?

A:Solved: Printed name on paper

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I am so hoping someone knows the answer to this very perplexing problem... I thought it was my printer so I bought a new one and I have the same problem. I print a picture of my granddaughter, who has these wonderful chubby cheeks.........until it is printed and the chubby cheeks are gone. She has slimmed right down...... lol I have been struggling with this problem for quite a while now, have asked everyone who comes within two feet of me and no ones knows how to fix this or what is even causing it. I know someone here will know. I have never had a problem that this site has not been able to fix for me. : ) Thanks, in advance.

Oh yes, and new printer is an Epson 835 al-in-one and my old one is an HP photosmart 2575

A:Solved: quality of printed pictures...

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Other than using View>Text Size, is there anything I can do that may cause the print to be darker? I know that my eyes are beginning to grow weaker but perhaps someone knows a trick for me to use or an answer. The light print seems to occur on most web pages and very bad on my ISP webmail account. My signature will tell you I am using WinXP Pro and SP2. If all pages were as clear and dark as the print I am seeing while typing this thread, I would not be asking for help. As always, TIA

A:Solved: Pages Appear To Be Too Lightly Printed

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I have a HP CM2320nf printer. Recently the output pages that I print have about an inch and a half of vertical blue lines at the top of the page and a pinkish, red pair of lines going down three quarters of the page.

We use the printer on windows XP Computers that are networked.

This problem happens when we print in black and white.

The three ink cartridges that are color, Magenta, Cyan, and Yellow all are listed as empty based on the Printer Monitoring Utility.

I attached an example. It is not as clear as I would like but still visible.

Does anyone have a suggestion.

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When I print anything off a web page I almost need a microscope to read the print. This is a sudden development - although I haven't installed anything new or made any changes recently.
I can increase the font size on the screen OK, but whatever I print is still the same tiny sized printout on paper.
Appreciate some help and advice as to how to make my printout readable
Thanks !

Win XP Professional SP2
Dell Dimension 5000 (Pentium 4)
Epson Laser EPL-5800 and Epson StylusPhoto 870

A:Solved: How to increase printed font size ?

try this

file print preview and adjust the last button ...

mine is shrink to fit

You can choose a different layout

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I recently acquired a Canon EOS Rebel T1i (500D) 15.1 mp. Previously, I had a Canon PowerShot A80 (4.0 mp).

Here's my question. Whenever I try to print a photo from my Canon i860 printer, the picture is a lot brighter than the image on screen (overexposed). I need to darken the picture significantly before printing it, in order to get a ressemblant result on paper. When I was printing a photo from my PowerShot A80, the result was almost identical to the image on screen.

Does this have anything to do with my new camera's higher resolution? Would I need to lower the resolution in order to match the printer's capacity?

This is becoming annoying and I really would like to find a solution.

Thank you.

A:Solved: Printed photo very different from on screen image

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I have Compaq vista laptop with HP deskjet3050A connected. As far as I can see the printer is not able to do copy enlarging, as my last printer did. I want to make a copy of a hard document with enlarged font size. Is there any "work-around" I could try to achieve this? Allan.

A:Solved: Copy and enlarge a printed document

It seems there are enlargement options. Have you see this link?

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Hi, I have a user on a XP pc with Office 2007. He is having problems when he is printing a graph - some of the details on the Y axis are missing and also the graph header (see example2). Looks OK in print preview and also if he prints to a PDF file (see example1). Same result when he tries otehr printers from the same pc and old files containing graphs have the same problem. If he selects the graph and prints, then it prints OK but this is not really an option when he has multiple pages with multiple graphs.

The same documents on 2 other PCs prints OK.

Any ideas on what is causing this ?


A:Solved: printed graph missing some Y axis and header

I had that same problem. I uninstalled the Excel updates I had automatically installed on 12/15 and the problem went away.

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Need a VBA for microsoft word to join all lines into one continuous lines. Hope someone can help pls.

Example :

I am going to london.
See you then.
Hope you get something for me.
Sure we will meet up when back.
Thank you
Have a nice trip.

Intended Result :

I am going to london.See you then.Hope you get something for me.Sure we will meet up when back.Thank you.Have a nice trip.etc

A:VBA for microsoft word to join all lines into one continuous lines

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This Router Caught my eye when i was browsing =D

the thing is that The Shop says its for NTL/Virgin Lines Only...
But on the Routers Page on Netgears site it says Smart Wizard® simplifies setup by automatically detecting and configuring your router for virtually all ISP connections

Strange eh?...
Heres the Links:

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Okay so when I play World of Warcraft for 5minutes-6hours the game randomly shuts down.
I found out my problem was that my Video Card isnt up to date so I updated.
I updated and im still getting the same issue.

I looked at my EPU-4 Engine and when i click on VGA it says VGA not detected.
Can someone please tell me what the possible problem can be and how I can fix this?

My graphics card is a ATI Radeon HD 4600 1024mb.

I cant attach mini-dumps because for some odd reason it I apparently dont have permission so if anyone know how to bypass through this please let me know.

System specs
Motherboard)ASUS M4A785-M
(Processor)AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.22GHz
(VGA) ATI RADEON HD 4600 1024mb

Oh and by the way it sometimes goes blackscreen with these lines coming down while the game plays in the background and I have to manually turn off my computer.

A:[SOLVED] BSOD Driver IQRL not less or Equal Page Fault Non Page Area

Smells like video card puttering out.

Are you referring to a permission denial by attempting to attach the dumps directly? You'll need to zip them first before sending them over, as only certain file types are permitted. Plus there's a 5 MB limit (doubt that's the cause though).

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Hello guys

I have experienced some errors, let me provide the details:

Acer Laptop,
OS: XP 2002, SP3, IE8, I have set a webpage as home page, but when ever I click to open new web page it come blanks showing a glob and saying:
" Internet Explorer cannot disply the webpage"
underline saying:

What you can try:
and displaying an icon saying: "Diagnose Connection Problems"

under this icon: showing an arrow with discription: More information...

it's really borhting.. and I tried even to change the home page website but still comong the same, will disply the website online when I type in the address bar and select from the favourites menu,

I will appreciate if any advises,

A:Solved: Internet Explorer opens a black page instead of the home page site

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Hi guys,

Can anyone help me with the above problem with my computer? Have triied a couple of suggestion already from other thread but it doesn't work.
Below is my Hijack this log if any use.

Please help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 9:55:05 AM, on 04/01/2005
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.51 SP2 (5.51.4807.2300)

Running processes:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D... Read more

A:Solved: Cannot print email & Waeb page. Web page cannot open when clicking links.

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This question is about using "Page {PAGE} of {NUMPAGES}."

I've read many solutions for this online and in MS's help files. None of them are working, and it really has me perplexed because I consider myself an advanced user.

My document is a book:

The first page of my book is a cover page. It shouldn't be counted in page numbering.
Beginning on the second page, my book has a TOC and then 9 chapters.
The TOC and each chapter are set up in their own sections. (I do this because I include the chapter's name - which is the section name - in the footer along with page numbers. It also facilitates creating the TOC)
I want the TOC to be counted as Page 1
All of that works fine for the {PAGE} page number. To accomplish it, I told Word to start counting page numbers from 0, and I suppressed displaying the number on the Cover. Then for subsequent pages I selected "Continue from previous section."
My issue is that I really want to show both the current page and the total number of pages ("Page {PAGE} of {NUMPAGES}") in the footer.

When I try that, {PAGE} displays correctly, but {NUMPAGES} shows one too many. It is obviously counting the cover page.

Evidently what I did in #5 above only affects the count for {PAGE} and not for {NUMPAGES}.

All over the web I find the simple solution of using a formula field for {NUMPAGES} as follows:

Actually, I think that would do the opposite of what I want. I would probably have to... Read more

A:Solved: Word 2007 Page Numbering: Make {NUMPAGES} start counting from Page 2?

I was just messing with the same issue and found a solution:


This may look exactly like something you tried already but here is the difference:

Instead of typing in the curly braces ( { ) manually, you have to hit "Ctrl-F9" to insert a field, then do the same for the braces around "NUMPAGES". You wind up with a field inside a field. That way it interprets the "NUMPAGES" as your document property, returns a number like "42", then the next field takes the equation "= 42 - 1" and returns "41". If you don't use "CTRL-F9" to enter the "NUMPAGES" field, it sees the first curly brace and stops, seeing it as a syntax error.

Hope it works for you! It worked for me!

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I hope that title will be searchable
I have a problem when opening a new tab on iexplorer 11. Once opening a new tab, it shows a blank page but I would like it to open to the new tabs page, the page that shows the ten most commonly used web pages. I go to internet options, click on the tabs button, make the change from blank page to new tabs page, click apply, ok, ok. All works well for a while but it then somehow mysteriously changes back. I can not seem to get the desired change to remain. Any suggestions?

A:Solved: ie 11, opening new tab, new tabs page keeps switching to blank page

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I am trying to help out a friend with their computer that was infested with a few trojan horses and a virus or two. I have fixed most of it, but still have problems when trying to use intenet explorer. Here is the HijackThis log file:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:00:02 PM, on 9/18/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program File... Read more

A:Solved: about:blank page replaced by bogus search page

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I have areport that has the grouped on field appear above the column headings in the page header section of the report. this is to make the report fit on the A4 width, and works well. I force a page break on that grouped field footer.
The page break happens, but the grouped field is the previous one on the new page and only on the 2nd page for the new group does this grouped field value change.
How do I get the page break to force the grouped value to change?

A:Solved: Page header changes 1 page too 'late' - Access 2007

Okay sorted. Put the name back under the group header section and it changes when it should. Only makes the report 1 line longer per page.

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So just today, i turn on my computer, but i receive a BSOD, that says "Page fault in a Non page Area",
After some researching i clean my computer, and still receive the error.

I can safely boot into safe mode, and after booting into safe mode i can then boot into windows 7 (Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit) normally after restarting. But the computer just goes not responding, and i can't do anything.

I've run memtest but there's no problems.
I also have a minidump file.

Is there any solution to this?

A:Solved: BSOD Page Fault in Non Page Area

The minidump is showing klif.sys, Klif Mini-Filter fre_wnet_x86 from Kaspersky Lab, as the probable cause for your BSOD. Basically, it's a driver part of your Kaspersky software.

You may have installed a 32-bit version of Kaspersky on a 64-bit version of Windows 7.

Uninstall Kaspersky completely and try your computer again.

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This one if giving me fits....I made a one-page web site, but for some reason I created it in a way that makes it impossible to make it the index.htm page. Therefore, the home page remains blank, and the page I want to be the home page (and ONLY page) is invisible, because on the net it automatically goes to the index.htm page, which is blank. I know that sounds complicated, but my issue is: how do I import the page I created into the new web and make it the index.htm, or home page (the ONLY page!) Or just start a new web and import the page I created....? all i want if for my one page web to be publishable, and right now what you see on the internet is nothing, because there's no home page....


A:(Solved) on front page, how to make a page the index.htm?

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I got this error when I installed Advance System Care and when i scanned my USB with noob killer. Then the P.C restarted and it started to displays the page fault in non page area.

The problem is when i boot in window xp cd it display this BOD error and when i boot Safe mode and Start windows normally it only reboot the P.C. So there is no way i can access the control tab window xp

My current p.C until i bought a new one :
Intel Pentium III ~ 1000Mhz ~ 192mb RAM ~ 15 GB disk and 40 slave HD

I need your expert advice thanks!!!

A:Solved: BSOD:Page fault in a non page area

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The picture i`ve included shows an orange edge on the sides. Is this normal or can it be changed?

A:Solved: Home page not filling page on sides

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Please can you tell me how to get rid of this web page it is deep in my registry and I can't remove it. It is in R0 called
Ihave tried hijack this and adware professional.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.2
Scan saved at 00:09:22, on 20/07/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
G:\Program Files\Zoom\PCI ADSL\CnxDslTb.exe
G:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
G:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
G:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
G:\WINDOWS\system32\m... Read more

A:Solved: Start page in explorer has bogus web page

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I’d like to add page numbers to a word document but I don’t want the first and second page of the document to have page numbers.

The problem is: I don’t know how to make the second page free from numbers. Can anyone help me?

A:Solved: Page numbers on the second page in word 2003

How to set up a document with front matter numbered separately

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Just got a new comp, and am having some annoying horizontal lines scrolling up and down the monitor. I'd take a screenshot, but I don't think it would help. It's not too noticeable unless you are playing a game/movie or looking at a still image.

Comp information is here:

There were some other problems, but I think I have them solved so this is my main concern atm. I am guessing it's the GPU or PSU, but I'm really hoping you guys will help me out here. Thanks in advance.

EDIT: Also, temps seem to be fine and I have not OC'd.

A:Solved: Horizontal lines

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I have an Acer Aspire 5100 with Windows Vista as an operating system. When I am using a program, particularly in my cd drive, all of a sudden my screen goes to a bunch of lines and I have no choice but to shut down. (which this computer is also not doing.) It was suggested to me that I should send my files to a second computer via e-mail just in case. I will need help very soon! Thanks.

A:Solved: Screen lines

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Ok I just started up my computer today and there are red lines on all my images on the computer, or webpages. Its like wiggly red lines. I tried restarting, but still same problem. I tried google, but I couldn't find anythig on it. I did a print screen of one of my pictures of my cat (its grey) so hopefully you can see the red outline thing. Could someone tell me whats going on, and how to fix it? Thanks!

A:Solved: Red lines on images all over?

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Hi im new to the forum,
when launching my computer when i get to the windows xp loading screen i see pixelated lines then after the screen flashes to black and the computer restarts does anyone know what might be causing this? here is a picturre of what im talking about and sorry for the bad quality
also this computer was custom built a few years back i dont really know much about computers but if u need any info on the specs of this computer i can get them pretty quick
hope you can help me
thanks in advanced

A:[SOLVED] pixelated lines

well thats your video card saying either bye bye im gunna die, or i have a bad \ missing pin in the connector. hopefully its a bad pin on the monitor side. do you have another monitor layin around? or a spare video card?

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I seem to be having problems with my scrolling lines they have suddenly stopped working on my touchpad i have a compaq presario c300 and i have downloaded the newest hardware for it did system restores but still it will not work HELP!!!

A:Solved: scroll lines

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When I correspond with certain people, both of our computers add lines down the side when we hit Reply. The only way to get rid of them is to copy the text & start a new email. I'm using OE 6, and in one case the other person is using some Mac program (or possibly she goes online to Verizon, her carrier, & uses their email program. She's not clear on what does her email - her son set it up). What's causing those annoying lines? (The text also becomes one entity that I could delete by clicking somewhere in the text & hitting Delete.)

A:Solved: Lines in email

Those "lines" indicate the email was either replyed to or forwarded.
In OE if you do not want the lines, go here and turn them off:

OE->Tools->Send Tab.
If you are setup in HTML click that button-> make sure Indent is

If you are in Text Mode click that button-> make sure Indent is

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I am working on an Excel document that is rather large. (When printed it comes out to be several pages). When I print it I'd like the top row to appear on each of the columns.

Basically, what I am saying is that when I print it.. lets say.. in Row A I had:
Name Date Comments

And I want this to appear on each page when it is printed.

Would I put that as a header? I wasn't sure if it would line up properly or not so its properly over each column. Any input?

A:Solved: Excel-top lines

I am poor in English

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Hello, I've recently encountered an issue with my PC. I know the problem isn't the monitor because I have tested other monitors with the computer and the issue is still present. I have also cleaned the video card and reconnected it, but to no avail. Is there anything else that might be causing this or should a new video card be purchased?

A:Solved: Colored Lines

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Vista Laptop has wavy coloured lines

External monitor is OK

I did a PrntScr and saved a document, but no wavy lines are on that....

What does this mean ?


A:Solved: Display has Wavy Lines

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I use MS word a lot on my Dell Inspiron Lap-top (XP). I have been using A4 and A5 blanks which had on them faint dotted lines outlining the header, footer and the sides of the print area. I found these very useful for my particular kind of work. They were ignored by the printer, which was good. Recently these lines disappeared from my templates and I am having to make do with completely blank sheets to make up my documents. I cannot understand this, and I have been unable to restore the facility because the lines have disappeared from all my previously stored documents. I just cannot find the answer. Can anyone help? Allan.

A:Solved: Lost lines in MS Word

You didn't mention you version of Word. The following may not work for you if you have a different version from what I use.

If you are using Word 2003, try Tools Menu item -> Options -> View tab -> Print and Web Layout options. See if the box is checked for "Background Colors and Images"

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hi i have some problems with my windows 7 shows some weird streching lines from the icons.theres morenes in the right of my windows 7 dekstop and in my start menu,how can i fix it.i could see good with the lines but the lines are annoying,i apreciate any help..theres an attachtment from the problem i have.

A:Solved: white lines on windows 7

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Hello Good Morning Thanks for reading this.

I made a form. I put some VBA Code in it. I added some form fields, buttons and some checkboxes on a user form. I am not sure what the up and down arrows are called but I have a bunch of those. The form is perfect for what i need, except, when i print the workbook there are three horizonal dashed oddly spaced lines printing. I can not see them in the normal view, i can not see them in the page break preview. I see a few dashed squiggles in the print preview in the place that the lines print, but I can not for the life of me figure out how they got there. I tried to delete in the cell, i tried to adjust the line settings by changing size and color. i tried to cover the spot with a white text box. i tried to delete the entire row. then i tried to delete the entire top part of my form the lines just moved closer to the top of the page. then i tried to see if a copy and paste helped (although I did it into another worksheet in the same workbook) it just took the lines when i pasted. i even tried, edit, goto, special, objects and the action was to select the first text box i have on the form. I believe that the lines might have appreared after inserting a form field (button i think) and then moving it to a different location. I am using Excel 2002 and if anyone has any idea of what is going on here, i would really be greatful for the help!


The form is attached

A:Solved: Lines Print, Can Not See, Can Not Delete, Help?

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Not sure this is the correct place to post, as I don't know what the problem IS but it is brand new tonight. I noticed this after installing two Big FIsh demo games, playing a short time and uninstalling them. I think I have also cleaned out all files related to those two games from the registry. Then I rebooted.

Now, everything on my desktop has white motion lines on the right side. It looks similar to dragging a box across the screen that leaves a trail. I have checked my monotor settings, nothing there helps. Not sure what else I should do next, but this DOES seem related to the games. I did get a screen shot if someone needs to see that.

Any help will be appreciated. While waiting for any replies, I will run adaware and spybot AND clean out my cookies and temp files, which I do anyway several times a day.

Thank you.

A:Solved: motion lines on desktop

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Greetings ^_^,

I've been working on a problem with my computer that appears to manifest itself in the constant crashing of a particular game of mine, Morrowind.

I've been corresponding with tech support at bethsoft and have a thread .

Bethsoft recently sent me this response.

"After reviewing your MSINFO report I see a few things that need to be corrected. You have several IRQ issues which really need to be sorted out. Your report indicates that your Ethernet adaptor and you System Cmos/realtime clock are sharing an IRQ address which they should not be. Also the IRQ assignments for several of your devices appear to be invalid.
IRQ 116 Intel(R) 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C2 OK
IRQ 117 Intel(R) 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C4 OK
IRQ 118 Intel(R) 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C7 OK
IRQ 119 Intel(R) 82801DB/DBM USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 24CD OK
IRQ 125 Intel(R) 82801DB/DBM SMBus Controller - 24C3 OK
IRQ 125 Avance AC'97 Audio OK
It is very unusual for the IRQ to be this high we normally don't see them get much higher then 40.
We highly recommend you either contact the system manufacturer or a Computer Specialist in your area to have your system checked out.

The issue described is a result of a possible problem with your computer. Please contact your system manufacturer or internal IT department for assistance in resolving."

I'm wonde... Read more

A:[SOLVED] IRQ lines are double booked...

in xp it is not unusual to find 4 or 5 items on the same irq,it is usually not a problem like on earlier systems
i would suspect it is something else behind the crashes
do you receive any error messages,if so post them in full
check the event viewer at the time of the crash and see if anything is listed
post your system specs including the power supply details off the label on the side of the psu

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I have a table that contains 4 fields. I would like to combine similar lines into a single line. I have an example below of what I am trying to do. I only want the lines to be combined when PRTNUM and COMPRT are the same. The lines will always be after each other becasue of a sort from a previous query. I am looking for suggestions on how to do this. Thanks

AA0206-2006 7000265 R1,R2,R3,R8, 0000
AA0206-2006 7000265 R10,R12,R15 0001

I would like the two lines to be replaced with the following. I don't need the LINE field once they are combined.

AA0206-2006 7000265 R1,R2,R3,R8,R10,R12,R15

A:Solved: combine lines in Access

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Somethig has happended to my lap top. I believe it got shut down wrong and now I can not start it with out getting color lines. Unable to get it in safe mode either... I believe it is the video card problem but do not know what to do to correct it..

Toshibia Qosmo f 25 window xp


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I have a Compaq 5150 running Windows98 and a Compaq IJ700 printer. It only prints every other line or half lines, I have tried cleaning the nozzles, running test page after test page, and aligning cartridges, but it still won't work right. Color is printing fine, just the black has problems. The cartridge is full. I have taken the cartridge out and cleaned it also.

A:[SOLVED] printer not printing all lines

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I hope someone will be able to help me - I have either a monitor or graphics card problem. My display is showing patches of red vertical lines.

I was playing Fallout 3 two days ago and the display was fine. I loaded it yesterday to play and the deepest black areas of the shadows were showing as patches of red vertical lines. I changed the game's graphics settings and patched it, but it made no difference. Today I was looking at some of my photos on an online storage site and noticed that the deep black areas are showing as red vertical lines too. However, it is not as noticeable on the photos as it is in the game.

The attached pic is a screenshot of one of the photos I was viewing that shows the red lines. When playing Fallout 3 the lines are more prevalent.

My question is, is this monitor related or is it my graphics card?

PC specs are:
Monitor: Samsung Syncmaster 932GW (Digital)
Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce 7300 GT
Processor: Pentium 4 2.8Ghz
Ram: 2GB
Running Windows XP



A:Solved: Red vertical lines on pc display

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*Solved! Under Advance Options, keep "Shadow Detail = Ultra" and the lines go away.*

When playing Skyrim, there's these lines that show up on certain rocks and snow when I walk. The only time they don't show is when I *start the game on Ultra.*
The Pictures attached are Low & Med Settings, making the lines appear closer and easier to see. I play on High settings, where the lines appear at a further distance. I tried replicating the ultra setting on my AMD Catalyst Control Center to narrow the exact problem, but couldn't.

Win 7 64 bit
AMD Phenom II x4 955 3.2GHz
6GB RAM 1333Mz
Radeon HD 7770 1Gb
Catalyst Version: 13.9
Res: 720p
Not Overclocked

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I thought I was in luck when I seen this but I don't want to hide the whole column. Only the lines that have a zero in column B and fall outside the parameters of (B5: B18) and (B22:B53)
I'm using Excel 2013.
The excel file I need help with is attached.
My goal is to save ink and paper both, by limiting all cells (B5: B18) and (B22:B53) with a zero value to be removed from the Print Preview and actually removed from the Printed Document.
It seems I read about this in an article a few years ago. Which I misunderstood and it is not possible.

A:Solved: Hide certain lines in Excel

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Hi there,
I was recently hijacked by a babylon affiliate malware, and was able to remove everything quite easily, except for one problem.
Every time I opened a new tab, it would open an affiliate babylon search page.

After some searching, I found the culprit!
Firefox's prefs.js file was modified, to include a number of preferences that would cause the url to come up when a new tab is opened.

I could go through and manually fix it myself, but I thought that if others have the same problem, and come across my question, they might want an easier solution.
My solution would be a batch file (or vbs file) that will search "prefs.js" for lines containing the word "babylon" in it, and remove all of those lines.
Each preference setting is separated by a new paragraph line.

As an example for what I'm after, lets say the file contains the following lines in it:

user_pref("CT2737658..clientLogIsEnabled", true);
user_pref("CT2737658..clientLogServiceUrl", "");
user_pref("CT2737658..uninstallLogServiceUrl", "");
user_pref("CT2737658.AboutPrivacyUrl", "");
user_pref("CT2737658.BrowserCompStateIsOpen_129531118722676073", true);
user_pref("CT2737658.CTID", "ct273765... Read more

A:Solved: Need to edit certain lines from a js file.

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Hi, I'm just wondering, is it possible through batch, to search through a text file for particular lines and copy those lines to a text file?

for example...
If we have saved a web page to a text file, and we want to extract a list of user id's from this web page.

Lets say that in this website we have some random lines of html everywhere making up the web page,
Then at one part, there are a bunch of lines like this:

href="" />

href="" />

href="" />Click to expand...

I want to make the batch file search through the text file for these lines, and log them into a text to look like so:
Click to expand...

Any idea how I could acheive this?

A:Solved: Searching for particular lines in a txt file?

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I have some lists in .txt format which I feel contain some duplicate entries, The lists have been sorted using TedNotepad but it is time-consuming looking for duplicates. I opened one of the lists in Word 2000 thinking that it had a duplicate finder but I must have been mistaken!

Does anyone know of a text editor that can find duplicate lines, please?


A:Solved: Finding duplicate lines

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Hi people, I have a problem with my Lenovo T60 laptop screen where horizontal lines appear on the screen at random times as I sometimes have long stretches without this problem. Turning the laptop off and back on seems to fix the problem short term.
Any idea what is causing this?. I have read online that it might be a loose ribbon cable. Some real help from experienced techs would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Solved: Horizontal lines on lcd screen

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Hi all,

I replaced an LCD monitor recently because it would have these faint horizontal images that would occur anytime a window was open. The faint lines would be a continuation of the top and bottom of the open window(s), continuing across each side of the screen. It was an old monitor so after a cursory look at settings, I just replaced w/ a new one. However, now the new one does it! I changed refresh rates, resolution and tried to update the driver all to no avail. Has anyone come across this problem before?


A:Solved: SyncMaster LCD has faint lines

Have you tested either the old or new monitor on a different computer with a different video controller card?

Are you using an analog (VGA of DVI-A) connection or digital (DVI-D or HDMI) between computer and monitor?

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I was playing a game in fullscreen with the entire screen filled, no black borders, nothing, just the game filling the screen. Next day, I play the same game and two black lines on the left and right about 2-3 cm/1 inch wide appear. It squishes my game so its more square than rectangle. I've never had this problem before and I dont know what i did. Its getting so annoying so please help

A:[SOLVED] Fullscreen with black lines

resolution change??

try changing resolutions ^_^

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Hi all,
I've been using a 19" Samsung SyncMaster 931bf LCD monitor for about 4 or 5 months now. I bought it brand new. Now I'm noticing that all printed words (including these words) have a gray, smudged line to the right of them. It gradually fades away toward the right side of the screen.

Is this common?

Besides taking it back, is there anything I can do to get rid of the smudging?


A:Solved: Lines smudging on LCD monitor

If you can try it on another computer to see if it does teh same thing, it would help tell you if this were a monitor problem or video card. It could also be a driver issue with the video card. Or try a different monitor on this computer to see if it does the same thing.

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I've got a XP Pro on 120gb HDD on a 7VM400M-RZ Gigabyte mobo
with 2 gbs of high density ram that has stopped booting up at
"memory testing" memory data 266mhz. When I hit "delete' to get into the setup it says "Prepare to enter setup," For a while it gave me the message 'Boot to CD,' but that didn't work. I thought the problem might be the high density ram, which I just bought, but when I put the old sticks back in, nothing changed. Same old same old. Any suggestions about what to do would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Bootup stops after a few lines

Mark this solved. I smacked it twice, and it decided to boot up. Thanx! Blueant

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On the bottom of the desktop (Windows XP), there used to be a single blue line with the quick launch and system icons. Now it is two lines; and the system icons at the right are arranged in three rows...i don't know what I did wrong to get it that way and cannot get it back to the usual two lines. Any suggestions?

A:Solved: system bar doubled lines

Right click on the taskbar and see if "lock taskbar" has a tick next to it.
If it does, then click it, if not the leave it.
After position your mouse on the top edge of the taskbar and click and hold, then drag down.

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Hey all,
This question is more intended for the experienced members of this site, especially the brigade of brave and highly competent individuals who, day and night, stand post to rescue and safeguard our machines from the attacks of a few sick b****rds:

What do you use to protect your machines?

I have Norton Internet Securities and Norton Ghost. Wel.. that's what I purchased at half price (£25 !!) when I bought this PC last Christmas... just paid the new fee... the salesman said it would do everything.. even make tea!
Somehow I feel that whatever I paid wasn't really worth it as it did not prevent my machine from getting infected...

Following my recent big cleanup, which a senior member of this site helped me with (thanks a million!), I had to use all sorts of other tools (SmitFraudFix / Pandas' Active-scan / Hijackthis / AVG Anti-spyware etc) and I do see on other threads that many more are being used by the big "mechanics/doctors" of this site...
SO... what's the best solution / concept / configuration / compilation ???

Looking fwd to read your suggestions.

A:Solved: Defence lines of the specialists!

Sorry for wasting your time!.. just realized that Stickys' threads further up already provide most answers d;->
Tks all,

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my laptop screen must be pushed all the way back to see a picture, otherwise it is just a bunch of verticle lines.

anybody seen this before? what are my options? any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Lines in laptop screen

Well it sounds like you need ether a new screen or inverter. To be honest i would just take it to a computer repair shop as these things can be quite fiddly to do. Did the screen progressively become like this or did it just happen? did it start to get dimmer first?

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I'm a pretty advanced PC user, and i've been fixing my own problems for years. But...recently, i've had a really big problem.

Check this out:

That is a picture of what's happening. I get these weird horizontal lines sometimes that are copied from other windows that are open. A few things I've noticed:

1. It doesn't happen in all applications, for example, it doesn't happen in any games i play.
2. It's definitely not a virus, or any interference.
3. I have the latest drivers for my video card, a geforce 9400gt, and no driver set i try fixes the problem.
4. Turning the hardware acceleration slider down 3 levels until directdraw and direct3d are disabled actually fixes the problem, that's why i'm pretty sure it's a driver/hardware issue. There's no way i'm keeping this turned down, many applications run really slow if it's turned down, anyways, it's annoying having to manually turn the slider up and down when i need to.
5. I'm pretty sure it's not the monitor.
6. the video card is correctly installed into the mobo.

I've tried a lot of things.

-Changing the refresh rate
-doing windows updates
-reinstalling graphics card (after completely uninstalling it, and manually removing all drivers left)
-changing the resolution
-changing all sorts of settings through the nvidia control panel
-dxdiag reports everything working
-i've updated directx ... Read more

A:Solved: Wierd horizontal lines

That's usually a sign of a faulty graphics card. I would test the card in another computer or have it tested at a shop.

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Can anyone tell me what those annoying blue lines that run down the side of email? I assume they are showing it was forwarded. I know how to remove the carets, but not these annoying lines.

A:Solved: Annoying Blue Lines

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I have an aged monitor connected to a backup computer. The monitor has started displaying black horizontal lines across the width of the screen, and covers about 2/3 of the viewing area. It gets progressively worse as it continues to operate. I assume the monitor is going, but before I replace it, can I be sure it's the monitor, and not the video card/power supply?

Doug Keeling

A:Solved: Black lines in monitor

You can if you swap the monitor temporarily with another and see if the problem remains or shifts.

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I'm using IE 9, 32-bit but this also happens on 64-bit. My computer specs are to the left. Sometimes when scrolling in a forum edit box I get these lines. Also, especially in this forum, the text insertion point (not mouse cursor) sometimes disappears, which may be related. Has anyone noticed something similar?


A:[SOLVED] Lines in forum edit box

Any chance you're scrolling before image is fully loaded? Since it hasn't been reported elsewhere and it would be difficult to replicate, as well as your hardware being more than adequate that would be my first thought.

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How I can change the name that appears at the top of email messages when I print in Outlook 2002?

A:Name at top of printed emails

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This is something that has been bugging me for a while now, and I've been unable to solve this problem. Perhaps someone out there can provide some guidance.

Sometimes, I'm unable to print things (such as online coupons) because I'm told that my printer is set to "Keep Printed Documents." I've tried disabling this setting via the Advanced tab under the printer's properties. However, when I do this, click Apply then OK, and close the tab, the setting automatically reverts back to "Keep Printed Documents". Does anyone know why this is happening? It's sort of frustrating to not be able to set the printer settings the way you choose.

I appreciate any tips/suggestions you might have. Thanks!


A:Keep Printed Documents

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I go to and look at the items. When I go to the item I want to bid on my Browser will close. I have tried 2 other Browsers with the same result. This is the only page that I have this problem. Appreciate any ideas.

A:[SOLVED] SamsClubAuction Page Closes on Bid Page

Just in case anyone wants to know I found my problem. Well I didn't really find it, JRAM at the Q&A forum found it. My Java Script was messed up and my Secunia PSI program got it straightened out for me. By the way the Secunia program is a great tool and its FREE at Thanks Viewers for taking a look at the problem anyway.

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I am interested in starting my page numbering after my table of contents and cover page. How do i get MS Word to begin the page numbering on a later page. For example i want page 3 of the document to be numbered at page #1... page 4 for to be #2... and so on.
Thank you

A:Solved: How to start page # on preceeding page

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Hello Techies;

Does anyone know how to take a page or pages from a scanned set of documents in it's PDF format to copy and save those copied pages into it's own PDF document? The goal for it to be easy for people to do on a regular basis? We currently have Adobe reader. Would having Adobe writer help with this?
So for example, we'd scan 100 pages of different documents into 1 large PDF file. Then the need would be to extract one or more of the 100 pages into it's own PDF. Say a copy/paste type of function. This is for a workflow process at the company I work for. Anyone know of software (better version of Adobe?) or tools for this? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

A:Solved: Extracting a PDF page to save as it's own PDF page?

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computer started freezing after i upgraded from xp to 7.i can run in safe mode with no problems but when i start windows normally it crashes randomly.Sometimes it takes hours and sometimes takes minutes but when it crashes i get weird colorful lines that sometimes have buts of letters in them and are the same colour as the screen when it froze.oh and my speakers go crazy too,they make weird random noises and humming and buzzing. this is my build_SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT I'M DOOING WRONG PLEASE!!!___________________________________
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) Processor 2650e, x64 Family 15 Model 127 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1406 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152617 MB, Free - 83218 MB;
Motherboard: eMachines, WMCP61M, , 0000000000000000000000

A:Solved: random freezing with lines and buzzing!!!!

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I have a IBM thinkpad T23 laptop. When I try to start it up it boots only to many lines of different colors. It has a whirring sound (similar to that when a cd won't start up) coming from inside the body of the laptop.
The fan is working, the light on the keyboard (Z) lights up, however the emblem for the hard drive does not light up. It takes many tries to just get the colors to come up, most of the time there is a blank screen.
I have tested the RAM, pulled the DVD drive (also checked for a disk), nothing else is hooked to the computer except the AC adapter, the battery is fairly good, not dead.
Any ideas???

A:Solved: IBM thinkpad boots only to lines of color

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Hello everyone,

I desperately need help with my laptop, since it has been acting really weird lately.
Often, there are either, or a combination of pink vertical lines, green horizontal lines or pink waves on my screen. Sometimes it doesn't happen for days, sometimes for hours. Sometimes it helps to put the laptop off for a while. Changing the DPI doesn't help, and I downloaded and installed the latest NVIDIA driver, without any luck. I do have a seperate screen, but for some reason it doesn't show up at 'screen resolution' when I connect it (which is weird, because it was fine before). Also, sometimes it shows a message 'Your computer was unable to restart. Startup Repair is checking your system for problems.'

I have Windows 7, and an Asus G1S. I really hope someone can give me some advise on this.

A:Solved: Pink & green lines on screen, please help!

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Here's my details:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2047 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon X300/X550/X1050 Series, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 124496 MB, Free - 111248 MB; H: Total - 6550 MB, Free - 702 MB; L: Total - 476929 MB, Free - 160663 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., Puffer
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

I recently purchased an ASUS VH197D LED monitor, which is connected via VGA. I've been having problems with the monitor where there are vertical strips of blurry/fuzzy pixels across the screen. These move around when I auto-adjust the monitor, so I know it's not damaged or dirty screen. Here are some images:

I downloaded the most recent driver for the graphics card (Catalyst), which hasn't helped, and since downloading this it doesn't allow me to select the native screen resolution for the monitor 1366 x 768 anymore. The nearest option is 1360 x 768.

I've tried replacing the VGA cable, no joy.

I've contacted ASUS - they were a ball of rubbish, and suggested pressing the reset button.

Do you guys know what might be causing this? I'll be so grateful, as this has consumed my week!!
&nb... Read more

A:Solved: Monitor has fuzzy vertical lines on it

DO you have any device to test the monitor like notebook... or this is your only computer
and also can you lower the resolution to may be 800x600 is this option is there and see is still have problem or not.... We need to find out i sthe driver issue or the LED itself

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I'm using Notepad to convert a resume produced in MS Word from a .doc to a .txt file. I've gone through each line numerous times and no matter what I do there are certain lines that end up with an extra line in between them as if there's a carriage return in there.

'Word Wrap' is on.

Here's what it's doing:

Managing a consulting firm specializing in improving the effectiveness of operations while improving bottom line performance

and profitability results. Areas of focus include ‘Common Sense’ Management, Lean Manufacturing, Materials Management,

Logistics, Strategic/Operations Planning, Customer Service, and Profitability Improvement.

Whereas it should read:

Managing a consulting firm specializing in improving the effectiveness of operations while improving bottom line performance and profitability results. Areas of focus include ‘Common Sense’ Management, Lean Manufacturing, Materials Management, Logistics, Strategic/Operations Planning, Customer Service, and Profitability Improvement.

Even when I edit it to eliminate the lines they show up again when I print it.

Any ideas on how to solve this?


A:SOLVED - Notepad adding extra lines???

Problem solved by turning "Word Wrap" OFF.


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I have some lists in .txt format which I want to combine. There are bound to be some duplicate lines. Obviously I can combine and open these in Word or Excel and sort them, but I don't want to look through every entry to find exact duplicat lines.
Does anyone know of any software that can do this?


A:Solved: Software for finding duplicate lines

Never tried it - comparison software - but I kept it as its seems like it would do the same as i used to be able to do on a vms system in dcl.

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I have a hp dv6000 running vista that has recently put a lot of horizontal lines in the monitor. They are lines that are discolored and make it very hard to read, like it's every other line of resolution. I have raised my font to get through a project, but need to get this fixed or get a new laptop. A local repair shop said it was probably the monitor ribbon cable, that's where they would start. They wanted around one hundred dollars for the cable and time, and it may not solve the problem. My thought, is that the cable would be an intermittent problem, power would be black screen, and vid card would be black screen. The laptop runs as usual, its just missing half the info on the monitor. Does anyone have any suggestions or thoughts? The laptop is disassembled because I was going to order a new LCD for it, but came here before clicking on buy.

A:Solved: Laptop monitor has horizontal lines

Hi and welcome to TSG.

Any repair place worth its salt should have a look at the machine and do some tests (which may cost an hour of time) before suggesting a replacement part, which may not even be the faulty component.

If you can get the laptop back together and do a simple test (below) it can help to narrow down where the fault lies. It could be the LCD, the Graphics Card, RAM or a cable / connector, drivers or something else, hard to say at this point.

Plug the laptop into an external screen and see if the problem occurs there. If it doesn't then it could be the LCD itself or a cable / connector between the GPU and LCD. If the problem occurs on the external monitor it is more likely to be a problem with the GPU itself which would likely require the entire motherboard being replaced.

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I have Word 2007 with Windows 7 home edition.

I need to sometimes insert lines (arrow lines and text box lines) either thicker or in bold. These are the lines that text boxes are composed of and that text goes inside. So the outside lines of the box should be darker and thicker than normal, for emphasis. How are thick lines (also thick ARROW LINES) and thick text box outline lines done?

A:Solved: Thick lines with Word 2007

Under the FORMAT pull down, there is a section called "Borders & Shading". If you select that you can set the width of the border under the WIDTH box.

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I see horizontal green lines whenever i try to open my NVIDIA control panel. it goes away after i close the control panel or overlap it while opening a different dialog box. I tried updating my driver, but it just wont work. I have a screenshot of how the lines look like. (NOTE:the lines are only the problem, the words appear so because i have reduced the size of the picture) I use windows XP with built in NVIDIA geforce7100/nforce630! graphics.


A:Solved: horizontal green lines on screen

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Hope someone can help me here

I'm running a Dell Dimension E520 with Vista home user. It's out of warranty.
My kids were watching a video on it, when it suddenly froze (both sound and graphics). I tried everything, down to ctrl+alt+del to stop the program, but eventually, I pulled the power supply to kill it.
Here's where my problems really started.

When I rebooted, the entire screen was black except for a series of vertical lines (first in green, then turning white). These lines are grouped together, in groups of four. They are very regular in spacing and very clear. At some point in the boot process, the Dell logo appears - the lines do not run through the Dell logo. Also, the Microsoft Win startup logo, with the moving green bar, displays correctly. This to me indicates that it's not a hardware/graphics card fault (but not sure on this point).
At some point in the boot process, the screen goes black and remains that way - for about 30 mins now and counting. The only way of shutting down/restarting is pulling the power cable - not great, I know.

I ran start up repair - it told me it couldn't fix the problem.
I ran last known good config - successful, but still won't boot - same symptoms as above
I tried to run backup from Win Vista operating CD I had gotten with the computer - it said it couldn't find the CD/DVD so that was no good.
I eventually restored to factory default image. It successfully reformatted and reinstalled, but when it ... Read more

A:Solved: Vista - vertical lines/won't boot

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