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Windows XP desktop and web page

Q: Windows XP desktop and web page

I was in a game (not on web) when I left game I found my desktop sideways. I rebooted but it still started sideways now most all programs, web page etc come up sideways. (the game I was in and a few other off web games I have however will be up-right once they start. HELP I am at a complete loss as to how to fix. I have tried going into properties and changing desktop nothing seems to work. Thank You

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When I insert a memory stick or external hard drive into my Toshiba satelite laptop ( running XP Prof s/p 2) I can see the contents of the drives but if I click on any folder Xp reverts to the desk top page. All of the other function / folders work properly.
Local IT guys are stumped. !! :-)


A:Windows explorer reverts to the desktop page

When I insert a memory stick or external hard drive into my Toshiba satelite laptop ( running XP Prof s/p 2)Hi -Can you update to SP 3 , or is there a problem ??Any USB stick ?? or has this stick never been cleaned / formatted from new or its last use ?? -Always remember to clean your sticks •Insert your USB flash drive into your PC.•Click Start > My Computer, right click your flash drive's icon and select Format > Quick format - this will wipe the contents of the flash drive, so make sure there is nothing of value on there!Now retest it -

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When I use the Administrator Account everything runs well. I switch to Stander User Account and only when I click on my folders the screen flash to a blank page and take me back to the main desktop page. I tried again and the same thing happen always, flashes to a blank page and take me back to the desktop page. It only when I click on my folders.
Any suggestion/solutions as to what is suddenly causing this problem? I would greatly appreciate.
Kind regards,

A:Windows 8 flashes and take me back to desktop page

What do you mean by Flashes--Does your screen fog up for a few seconds then return you to the desktop? And you cant Access ANY folders or just some?

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I would like to set my website home page as my desktop background for my Windows 7 Home Premium on my Acer 5250. I did it in earlier versions of Windows. There should be a way besides upgrading to Win7 Pro...

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 Desktop started taking a while to load web pages with our firefox browser...a continuous spinning circle and then not responding messages.
 So I researched and then read to gointo our firewall and add firefox as an accepted program.
 Restarted computer.
 Now a black screen with a long white strip and the words windows is loading files...  is sitting on my screen. HELP! Thanks.

A:Desktop isn't acting right.Windows is loading files... page

Well, now it has moved on to a startup repair window and is continuing to run a blue line above the searching for problems ...

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While I was on the internet, a web page made itself take up most of my desktop. Originally it said all this crap about SPYWARE FOUND OMG OMG OMG!!!, but I edited the source so now it's just a blank page, but I can't get rid of it. I've used Spybot SD, Ad-Aware, AVG, and Xoftspy, and nothing was found, and there's no program running that could have caused it (I checked all the processes in Task Manager, and they're all ok), so I can't figure out how to get rid of it. Any ideas?

A:Web Page On Desktop

never mind, I found an older topic with the same problem and that fixed mine, so this post is invalid now.

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I am using windows xp with two user accounts. Both desktops have minimal folders and stuff on desktops. The problem is when either user tries to go from the user page to the individual desktop. Very slow, sometimes paints black screen for sometime, sometime repaints desktop few times, sometimes goes back to user page.. and sometimes actually goes directly to the desktop.. very confusing. Anybody got any ideas what is causing this software behavior.

A:User page to user desktop page problem

Hello & welcome to TSF,

could you check your device manager to see if you have any (red or yellow) quotation marks

if you do then this means you have driver issues / note down what they are and getback to us

also you need to follw this link

you will need to note any probs, that you have with any of the steps/ save all logs to the desktop for ease of retreival ( DO NOT POST BACK HERE AT THIS THREAD) you will need to go to the (HJT LOG forum) here at this site / make sure that you tell the techs there of all problems when posting

stand strong for the techs there are busy


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On navigating from one page to another page in windows store app all objects and previous page still in memory,
also the app memory keeps on increasing on switching tabs and switching pages even unregistering unused events and using GC.Collect. App crashes on continuous usage ,
Can anyone suggest an option to clean unwanted memory.

A:How to Destroy previous page while doing page Navigation in Windows Store Apps

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question On navigating from one page to another page in windows store app all objects and previous page still in memory,
also the app memory keeps on increasing on switching tabs and switching pages even unregistering unused events and using GC.Collect. App crashes on continuous usage ,
Can anyone suggest an option to clean unwanted memory. is this on PC? You can reset the store app in settings > system > apps > select store app > advanced options > reset
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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On my XP machine, the shortcuts I made to websites *like this one* had an icon that resembled something of the site. In 7 they have that icon, but it is VERY small and sorrounded by a white web page look. All of my web shortcuts have this same look minus w/e is in the middle and as a result I can not tell the difference between the links. Any way to get the old XP logos back?

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Trying to put the web site Etsy on my desktop. Right click does not give me the option. How do I make it a desktop icon?

A:How to save a web page to desktop

Hello Cortez Cat Lady, and welcome to Ten Forums.

What browser are you using?

For now you could create a new shortcut on your desktop, and use the URL for the location.

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I created the desktop with the web page link. BUT it open the file at the bottom of the screen. It will not open the web page full screen. What did I do wrong?

A:desktop icon for a web page

What happens when you click the maximize button top right.

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Hi there,

I tried to create a shortcut for a web site I was on, but ended up with the whole page instead of the icon on my Desktop.

Also, my Microsoft Photo Editor seems to have disappeared. When I click on download attachment on an email that contains a picture, the Microsoft photo editor icon appears in the task bar but no picture appears.

Any ideas???


A:web page on desktop wont go away!

Theres a known bug with photo editor

If you right click on the icon in your task bar and choose expand this will pull it back up and get it working again

Have you set the image as a background?

If so right click on the desktop anywhere that doesnt have an icon on it and choose properites. Select the background tab and select a new background

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I have hp pavilion g6-2249 wm notebook. My laptop is 4 months old. Two days ago when I started my
pc, the welcome page opens and then I sign in. Everything is ok on the apps page that immediately opens.
If I click the desktop app icon, it goes to the desktop and the entire page starts to flash, it shows the desktop
for 2 seconds and then then flashes to blue for 5 seconds and back and forth, etc.

The desktop will not stay open long enough for me to do anything. I cannot get it to start in safe mode. I clicked
F8 repeatedly on start up but nothing happens. I used the esc on startup and ran every test offered except BIOS.
I don't know what to do with that so I didn't mess with it. All tests were ok.

If I go back to the app page from the flashing desktop, the app page and charms start flashing also. I can't even
shut down properly then. Norton 360 runs in the background all the time but I can't get to it to do a scan. I
can't get to any file. The only way to get online is to turn off pc and turn on later. App page does not flash at
that time. I go to search and click on Explorer and I can go to my homepage. If I click on required addons then
the background starts flashing and I have to reset my cursor every two letter that I type. I am going crazy.
Can someone help me???

A:Desktop Page Flashing

If you can do this, you can get to Safe Mode:

Windows key + C.
Hold shift key and click RESTART.
then you have all the options.

Click on Advanced Options then Startup Settings.
Click Restart and you have almost the full advanced Boot Options menu like XP, Vista or Win 7.

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I am running
Dell Inc.

OptiPlex 210L
Service Tag 2YWFF2J
Express Service Code 6463881739
Processor Intel® Celeron® CPU 2.80GHz
Processor Speed 2.73 GHz
Memory (RAM) 2048 MB
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Operating System Version 5.1.2600

When I turn on the computer it generally freezes at the Welcome Page, I then pull out the power cable for 10 seconds and plug it back in, it can take a few attempts before it comes on properly . Recently when I turned it on and a blue windows screen came up saying that WINDOWS was checking the hard drives (1 x 40gig and 1 x 500gig) for? (can't remember). When finally turned on a box appears saying that Adaware has unexpectedly been closed.
I generally use Google Chrome but if I use Internet Explorer it re-directs me to what appears to be a Polish website.
Can you help?


A:Desktop Freezes at Welcome Page

Hello and to BleepingComputer.Let's see what we're dealing with here.Please download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.Link 1Link 2Link 3Link 4Before we begin, you should disable any anti-malware software you have installed so it does not interfere with RKill running. This is because some anti-malware software mistakenly detects RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how to disable your security software.Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed. If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next reply***************************************************Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download linkIMPORTANT!!! - when you save the file, rename it to something random, such as bubbles.exe This must be done before beginning the download!MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mba... Read more

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Ok, I'm sure there's an answer somewhere on Google but I can't seem to phrase it right, so here goes:

When I minimize Chrome or bring up another program like iTunes, I get a blank desktop page with none of my icons on it. Can't left-click OR right-click on it, but the taskbar still works, and if I click Show Desktop, there are my icons again. BUT if I should change anything or open up a program, back to the blank desktop.

This isn't the end of the world but it's damned annoying. Please help!

A:Blank desktop page.

Hello and welcome Defenstrator get into safe mode and run these for starters < use the /f and /r options in Option2 if necessary
if these do sort things out run these

download from bleeping computer ? delete any rubbishthese find.

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Just this evening an application I was using slid to the right side on the desktop and I don't know how to drag it back. Moving the cursor to the page's left edge, where it turns into the double-arrow icon, won't budge it back left, thopugh I can move the top of the page up and down. Wazzup?

A:Page sliding off desktop

Give it focus (click on the title bar or use alt-tab or win-tab),

press alt-spacebar (that pops up the window menu),

press M (for 'M'ove),

use the arrow keys on the keyboard to move the window where you want it,

press ENTER when done.

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Hi my wifeís friendís computer is having a problem, first it didnít have any virus scan problem Ė so I installed AVG 7.0. AVG ran clean with the current updates. I also ran Adaware and Spybot with current updates and they removed some spyware programs.

My problem now is when I try to access Microsoftís Windows Update page all I get is a BLANK white screen with a message "DoneĒ in the bottom left corner. I get the same results when I go to the Symantic Security Check web page and I click on the GO button to do the security check, it open a new BLANK white window???

Could this Virus, spyware or just a setting???

HP Pavilion 7955
P4 1.5 ghz
XP Home (SP1)
256 MB RAM
32 MB HD with 6 GB used.
MSN Toolbar

Please help, thanks.

A:IE blank page accessing windows update page

The blank windows in IE problem was solved by running a IEfix utility, which can download from here.

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I keep getting BSOD at random times. Sometimes it crashes while I am not even doing anything. I have tried to reinstall windows couple times with different versions of Windows 7 x64. I have attached the mini dump files. Please help. Thank you

A:I keep getting Page fault in non page area BSOD on Windows 7


I suspect bad RAM. Try testing it, using this

Sorry about the non-parsed link, I had to edit it to avoid detection by the forum software, which apparently prohibits new members like myself from posting links.

Firefox.exe was running in 2 dumps, which makes me suspect a network issue. Remove Norton, as per these directions:

Replace it with MSE:

Summary of the Dumps:

Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Thu Oct 28 21:38:56.276 2010 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 1:45:02.587
BugCheck 50, {fffffa81856a0358, 0, fffff80002a8fb9b, 5}
Probably caused by : memory_corruption ( nt!MiDeleteAddressesInWorkingSet+27f )
PROCESS_NAME: firefox.exe
Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Mon Oct 25 22:59:36.070 2010 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:01:01.382
BugCheck 1A, {5002, fffff70001080000, 2704, 2785fffffffe}
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+2971c )
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x1a_5002
PROCESS_NAME: sidebar.exe
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ok first of all I relaize this thread could be posted in the web browser discussion page and I will put it there too, it just semed to overlap into to different topics.

What I'm trying ot do is this. create a shortcut to a webpage from a desktop. It's not for me. personally I would use a bookmark or something like that ut this is the task I need to figure out. My stepmom would like a shortcut from her desktop that would take her directly to her log in page for work. can anybody help? thanks, it's very much appreciated.

A:making shortcut for web page on desktop

She should be able to left click and drag the icon in the address bar to her desktop and create a shortcut to her log in page.
She needs to be on her log in page when she does this.

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Desktop on my Win 2000 machine has background page in Properties menu; since I reformatted I have lost the window with Tile, Center, Stretch selections and page has reverted to radio buttons for Tile and Center choice. How can I get box with choices back? 5 of 6 other machines in office have window; one other is configured with radio buttons. Without stretch Co logo is skewed pretty badly...

A:Desktop Properties Background page

Have you played around with TweakUI ???Please send a reply, if you solved the problem !!!

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Hi guys and gals,
was on the web yesterday, one wrong move and... bam.
my desk top has turned black with a big yellow warning, also my home page was hijacked.
ran spy bot, and ad-aware se, managed to get my home page back, desk top still messed up, computer is running slow also. downloaded hjt here are the results, any help is appreciated.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:30:53 PM, on 12/19/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\ActionAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\EventAgt.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\DLT.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\Iap.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\ptssvc.exe
C:\... Read more

A:desktop and home page hijacked

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Seems a step back in function from Vista to Win 7. My Vista PC had an HTML page serving as my has some embedded flash and other goodies. How do I get Win 7 to allow me to select an HTML page for my desktop when all it appears to allow is photos? Win Search has not supplied any userful ideas. I hope the community has a solution.

A:How to use HTML page as desktop wallpaper

I just had a quick Google and i couldn't find much to help
Maybe try this gadget. It's not exactly Active Desktop but it's resizeable (the taskbar is 40px btw)

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?Constantly receive this message when on the internet...on a brand new H50 desktop?? Hmm, we can't reach this page.Try thisMake sure you?ve got the right web address: http://www.puritan.comRefresh the pageSearch for what you want

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You could definitely do it in Vista. However, in windows 7 it no longer gives me the option to select anything other than a picture file? How would I use a customised html page as my desktop wallpaper?


A:How to use an HTML page as the desktop wallpaper?

The option was not in Windows Vista....unless I missed something?

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I have been searching for answers on this for a few weeks now.

I am able to display an image from HD on desktop but when web pages are set they do not appear. It shows up in the Active Desktop settings and even update but do not display.

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Couldn't download TSG SysInfo on computer with problem. Tried to give info can, please advice how I can get additional information if it is needed. Thank you!

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Home Premium
Dell All-In-One Desktop Computer
Intel Core i3-3240T CPU @2,90GHz 2.90 GHz
4 installed RAM
64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

I have a desktop computer (info above),with a super slow Internet connection--only one bar is showing. I also have a laptop computer on the same connection that is showing four bars. Both computer are in the same room use a wireless connection. Why does my laptop connect with no problem, while my desktop is so slow nothing is able to load?

Thanks again!

A:Desktop Won't Load Page, but laptop does

Sounds like the Desktop's WiFi device may have a disconnected antenna, or conflicting with some nearby interference or it may be a flaky/failing WiFi device.

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I have lost the ability to place favorite web sites on my desktop. When I right click on the web page there is not a "shortcut" line. Thanks, bud

A:Place Web Page Shortcut on Desktop

Hello Bud,

You might see if you may be able to create a URL shortcut on your desktop using any of the other options in the tutorial below.

Internet Website Shortcut - Create

Hope this helps,

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This is my first time posting a question any time any where so please bare with me.

I am running my computer with windows XP. I cannot get it to get past the main page (desktop) when I go down to the task bar where it says START i get an hour glass. I cannot click on any of my desk top Icons and have them do anything and I cannot go into the start menu. I have tried control, shift, escape to see if I can run off a cd this could be of help if a cd is needed to fix the problem. I did try to boot the computer off of a disk thinking perhaps I had a virus (I still think that might be the problem) but I was unable to do this. I reset the boot to start from disk and when it started in dos and gave me my 4 choices I chose boot from disk then it said press f1 or f2 to continue. I pressed F1. when I had the Norton anti-virus disk in there it gave me the choice for normal startup or start up from disk. I tried to choose start up from disk but it wouldn't let me. I tried this several times with 2 different versions all with the same result. My 30 seconds ran out and it started up normally and then got stuck on the desk top page. I tried the same boot with the windows XP disk hoping that it might have a diagnostic bit to it, but no luck I chose boot form disk and it still went to the desk top page and got stuck. Anyone with any information or suggestions on what I might do would be greatly appreciated. I would hate to think that I will have to take it in somewhere only to ha... Read more

A:Can't get my system past the desktop page

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I am working on a document which I would like to see spread across the page but can see no way to do it. Can anyone help?

A:How to fill the Desktop with a Word Page?

Hello there,

Will hiding the task bar and notification area/icons help?
Show or hide the taskbar - Microsoft Windows Help
Notification Area Icons - Hide or Show System Icons and Notifications

How about full screen view reading?

If this is not what you're trying to accomplish please let us know.

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Can someone please tell me how to change my sign in pw on the first Desktop ?

A:Question about the first sign in Desktop page

Originally Posted by alfatide

Can someone please tell me how to change my sign in pw on the first Desktop ?

Change password on welcome screen?

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i basically had this happen from nowhere, whatever the home page is for IE is the background, and i cannot change this or know how or what is causing it, plz help..



A:Solved: Unwanted... Web Page as desktop b/g!

Display Properties, Desktop tab, Customize Desktop button, Web tab.

Also right-click the desktop, Arrange Icons By, Lock Web Items...

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Using Windows 8.1. Recently my laptop keeps going back to the desktop icon page. This happens about every minute. Then in a little while the webpage or other page reappears with no loss of info, etc. How can I remedy this problem?

A:Laptop keeps going back to desktop page

Could you explain your issue in further detail?

You're using the metro IE, but when viewing a webpage it switches to the desktop edition of IE?

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If I want to save a word doc or a downloaded program whatever it is to my desktop that is where it goes, except all of sudden it doesn't, Take a word doc and it just did it for a program to. when the word doc is done I go to file>save as>the make sure desktop is in the dropdown box and clicked on and then name the doc and click save. I have did it a million times, but now, instead of showing up my desktop I have to go into my computer>C drive> my documents>owner> then desktop and there it is, I can cut and paste it back to the desktop but why all of a sudden is it saving it there?

A:Solved: Windows XP SP2-save to desktop-saves it to the desktop folder not the desktop

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every time i try to open a shortcut from my desktop, alwats open with microsoft FrontPage, and it ask

openfile as

open as

Can any one help, i am at the point right now of formating my hard drive

thank you

A:links on my desktop open with front page

Try this tutorial out with the lnk (LNK) download: Default File Type Associations - Restore

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I restarted my computer today, and was faced with this?

Does anybody know how to fix this?


A:White page on desktop short-cuts

Hi xSaxby:
Let's try a few things in successive order.
- right click on the desktop and hit 'Refresh', or
- delete the icons and create new ones by navigating to the appropriate Programs folder, right clicking on the appropriate programs icon creating a desktop shortcut, or
- purge and rebuild the icon cache: Open File Explorer > Folder Options > Views to show Hidden System Files. Next, go to C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local folder and delete the hidden IconCache.db file. Reboot...

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I have caught a virus that locks my desktop with a web page or impostor that threatens me to pay otherwise my machine will be locked. I cant open task manager or anything, i even try to open windows as safe mode. Don't work.
What can i do
Thanks in advance
NB: The infection seems to be a ransomware with name : Rogue Antispy-AH
From a live cd i run ROguekiller. It seems to clean it but another scan by this tool get me a folder not found error in iexplore /shell/
Update: I finally manage to clean the ransomware buy using rootkiller in Safe mode. Before my first usage of Roguekiller the block existed in the safe mode too.
Thanks anyway. I would write here for people who will suffer the same fate.

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How does one drag-and-drop a web page to Windows XP Active Desktop?

I accidentally did it one day and was delighted with the results, but I can't repeat it and can't for the life of me find any mention online. The only way I can now accomplish the same result--displaying a web page in a window on my desktop, not just a link to a web page--is this sequence: Start | Control Panel | Display | Desktop | Customize Desktop... | Web | New.

When one adds an Active Channel via this "normal," Customize Desktop way, XP displays this box:


Add Item to Active Desktop(TM)
You have chosen to make this site available offline and add it to your Active Desktop interface. If this site needs a password, please choose Customize and enter it.
[ OK ]
[ Customize ]

I saw some sort of box when I drag-n-dropped the first time, and I'm pretty sure it was this same box.

I use Firefox almost all the time, so I believe I was using Firefox when the "happy accident" occurred, but I might have been using Internet Explorer. Also, I seem to recall dragging the body of the web page to the desktop but could be mistaken. For example, I might have drug a tab or the location bar. Dunno. When I attempt to drag-and-drop now, all I get is a shortcut to the page, not the actual page like I did the first time.

My system info:

Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Ve... Read more

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I've worked on this problem for quite a while with no success. Desktop has a mirror image of an about:blank web page that is also set as my homepage. I have not been able to get rid of the desktop image (which says my machine is being watched and I need new spyware software - nice). IE is a little messed up too. Has some kind of tracking going on. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Here's a copy of my HijackThis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:09:11 AM, on 8/30/2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Avsynmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTBCM\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost\Agent\PQV2iSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsStat.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost\Agent\GhostTray.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPagePro14.0\WorkFlowTray.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPagePro14.0\Opware14.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPagePro14.0\OpScheduler.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.ex... Read more

A:Solved: Desktop and home page hijacking

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Not all the time, but 5 out of 7 days, a white blank page will appear as a 3/4's window over blocking whatever I am doing which I can select any other window or option on my toolbar and my selection will appear over the white page/window, but I have tried to close everything open and the only thing that remains is this blank white window/page blocking the majority of my desk top. This page has no options in upper right corner to close it or minimize it as well as it doesn't have any indication on my toolbar that it is even open or exists. The odd thing right now by typing this issue out, I tried right clicking on my toolbar and selecting to see my desktop which made the white page go away. Before, I tried everything to get rid if this white box by attempting to shrink it, to right clicking on it to see what pops up which nothing does, and I have tried to left click it and still nothing happens. I use to have to restart my computer to get it off my computer screen but now I guess I will just right click on tool bar and select desk top as that just worked. but I would like to know what is causing this and how to stop it. Ever since I purchased my laptop and started using it, it started to appear but not as frequent so I did not use my one time free phone tech support to solve this issue as I wanted to save it for something possibly worse that I needed immediate help with. Any suggestions, would greatly be available.

A:keep getting a blank white page that covers 3/4's of my desktop

Hi HAPPYGOLUCKY13 welcome to SevenForums

Lets see what is running on your machine .

Can you download the tool below from the PC or another PC and use a flash drive to transfer the program to the bad PC

Click here DDS

Click on Download Now button

Right-click the DDS icon choose Run as administrator to run the tool.

Place a check next to attact.txt and click Start . When done, DDS will open two logs

Save two logs onto your desktop and upload them with your reply

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I was in a webpage and chose FILE-SAVE AS to save the link to a file in My Documents. I ended up with a 2"X3" 'mini-webpage' that is STUCK on my desktop.

I went to the My Documents file and removed the actual link.

The 'mini-webpage' remains on my desktop. I cannot move it, hide it or otherwize affect its existance. However, all the links within the 'mini-webpage' work.

Any suggestions re: removal of this pesky problem?

A:Mini web page STUCK on desktop...remove??

It depends quite a bit on what operating system you use.

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Hi, I'm running active desktop on windows XP pro, and I have a little question:

Is it possible to give a web page that I've assigned to be part of my desktop a transparent background, so that my default wallpaper will show through in any areas not filled by content from the web page?



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My students web pages are too large for the desktop screen, Any solutions?
I have some ideas, but would like some of your input please.

A:Customers web page is too large for the desktop screen, Any solutions?

what screen resolution are you running at? -get a bigger screen, change resolution or learn them how to make "flexible" sites

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I downloaded an ebook from '' when I tried to open the file - the screen just went (light) Blue!

Then the computer shut down and re booted - back to the same blue screen.

I shut it down for a few hours, then switched it on - it started to boot normally, I signed in, it continued to boot, just when the desktop page should have appeared - the blue page appeared, the mouse pointer was there - which worked from the mouse ok.

The computer is a fairly modern Packard Bell running Vista Ultimate.

Can anyone help - thanks

A:desktop page hijacked by blue screen - Vista

Run a Windows System Restore - choose a restore point prior to the installation of the offending app -
START | type rstrui - choose restore point

Regards. . .



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A while back I opened a link in OUtlook. For whatever reason - that site is now permanently a part of my desktop. I can't get rid of it and I've tried everything I can think of. It sits in the corner of the screen behind my icons. It is not just a shortcut -

I have Windows XP Home Version 2002. Service Pack 2

Here is Hijack this log if it helps.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:33:15 PM, on 12/2/2006
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\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
C:\Program Files\\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Program Files\\VSO\oasclnt.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\ODD Toolkit\DVDTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\\BellSouth\hcenter.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Link\AirPlus Xtreme G\AirPlusCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\Alpha Networks\ANIWZCS Service\WZCSLDR.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\P... Read more

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If I click on the IE10 tile in metro view a webpage opens OK.I then click on the spanner icon and select "view on desktop". IE10 opens but the page won't load.
This is quite annoying as a lot of pages use plugins such as flash and these cannot be viewed in the metro view.

Any suggestion would be welcomed.


A:IE10 wont load a page in desktop view

That's strange. In that case I would suggest you to stay on Metro view .

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I'm sure the answer to this is somewhere on the forum. But after searching unsuccessfully, and being tired, I'll ask it again. This time I'll try to remember to record the answer somewhere.

All of a sudden, without any conscious help from me, some of my desktop icons are off screen. And when I open a page online, I have to scroll sideways to see all of what's there, although that is not the case just now with the HOTN page I now have on my screen. This is true both when the screen maximized and when it is not.

How can I correct this and what casuses it to happen?


A:Reducing desktop and online page to screen size

Try, display, settings

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:36:30, on 25/03/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\AlienGUIse\wbload.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\whovcjyp\wzaxihkn.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMTray.exe
C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNot... Read more

A:snap.exe on desktop...and other spyware problems- cannot find web page

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:22:55, on 25/03/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\AlienGUIse\wbload.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\whovcjyp\wzaxihkn.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMTray.exe
C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\\SocialChat.exe
C:\WINDOWS\syste... Read more

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I have just looked at my processes as my mouse was flickering and noticed that the dwm.exe has 71 million + page faults.

Should i be concerned by this? Is this a normal figure and if not what steps can i make to lower the fault count?

See image for what i am referring to!

A:71 million page faults on desktop window manager

As I am not real sure if this is causing you a problem or should you be worried about it I can only think to start by doing these.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Disk Check for starters.

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I have a white overlay with the right corner folded down over normal desktop icons what could have caused this and how do I fix it? Any help would be appreciated.Thanks

A:Solved: White page overlay on desktop icons

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Now, I understand that there is a strong likelihood this can't be done Ė firing .exe or .bat files from within an html page is obviously something that is typically frowned-upon, and for good reason (viruses and other malware would love this kind of functionality). That said, Iím trying to find a solution to a problemÖ

Iíve created a webpage for my companyís intranet which displays the status (i.e. in-use/not-in-use) of four server PCs which staff members can log onto remotely should they need a little more oomph than their desktop machines can provide.

Iíve now been asked to include a link/button on the page to allow users to directly remote log onto servers which are not in-use from the ďserver-statusĒ web page. It seems a little lazy to me as itís really not that hard to click START and type mstsc, but who am I to complain?

Iíve therefore been trying to get my html code to launch C:\WINDOWS\system32\mstsc.exe upon the click of a button, but having searched the web, Iíve not managed to find anything that works. (I did find lots of references to some javascript code which purportedly does this, but it didnít seem to work for me.)

Iíve also tried creating a .bat file which launches mstsc Ė double-clicking on the file itself fires-up the remote desktop client nicely, but I cannot get it to launch from my webpage Ė understandably IE appears just as jittery about launching .bat files as it is launching .exe files!

As mentioned earlier, I suspect that thi... Read more

A:Solved: Launch remote desktop from intranet page

I've come-up with a fix - simply included a link that takes the user to a network folder containing batch files that automatically connect to the relevant server PC when you double-click on them.

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I have an HP desktop that runs Windows 7. It is infected with various viruses and malware.
I had Norton installed until about a week ago (it expired), but it didn't really help me. I recently
found out that in spite of being declared clean, this computer and the USB drives that I back up
to are infected. When I tried to use some files I copied from C: to a USB on another computer,
I got an error message for the USB when it was inserted stating that it was infected and it listed
all of the infected files. Also I notice that Google search now only works some of the time. It is
my default homepage. The computer stalls and takes forever to browse a web page sometimes.
Until recently, if I was not constantly using it, like if I stopped typing for a few minutes, it would
lock up and I would have to reboot to get it going again.

Can you recommend a software for my home PC that will check the USB drives for viruses when
they are inserted in addition to protecting the hard drives.

Thanks very much for any assistance that you can give.

Here is my system info:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G620 @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 6050 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, -1262 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 941879 MB, Free - 857139 MB; D: Total - 11886 MB, Free - 1455 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION,... Read more

A:Desktop infected with malware; locks up; disables web page

Also, this keeps showing up. Not sure why. I bought a legal copy from the
Norton website.


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Does anyone know how to go one step further and create a desktop shortcut (or hotkey) to the speaker setup page where you choose your audio channels? (ie/ where you choose between Stereo, 5.1 Surround, 7.1 Surround, etc.) It's one click after getting to the Playback page. After getting to the Playback page, you'd click "Configure" to get there. It's this page here:

I need to switch quickly between "Stereo" and "5.1 Surround" and I'd like to get here with a single click (or hotkey). Does anyone know?

A:How to create a desktop shortcut (or hotkey) to speaker setup page?

Hi Outlier

You can usually drag the item name onto the desktop with a right click.

1 Click on the globe bottom left of taskbar

2 Type the word speakers or whatever into the search box

3 When the list of items appear, Right Click on the one you want and drag it onto the desktop

4 Click create shortcut here.

You can create most shortcuts this way, for instance you can open windows explorer to view your favourite folder, make the explorer window a bit smaller so that there is some desktop showing, right click on the folder, drag it onto the desktop, select create shortcut here from the dropdown and you will then have a shortcut to your folder.

Hope this was useful



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I deleted the Word file, it was also transparent. There isn't really anything that sets off the IE pop up, it just happens (and of course I keep pressing no) and they pop up 2 at a time. I appreciate the help.

A:~WRL3798.tmp on desktop, can't delete, IE keeps popping up twice asking if I want to continue to unsecured page.

Hello,please run SDFix and post back the log created.Please print out and follow these instructions: "How to use SDFix". When using this tool, you must use the Administrator's account or an account with "Administrative rights"Disconnect from the Internet and temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any real time protection programs before performing a scan.When done, the SDFix report log will open in notepad and automatically be saved in the SDFix folder as Report.txt.If SDFix is unable to run after rebooting from Safe Mode, run SDFix in either Mode, and type F, then press Enter for it to finish the final stage and produce the report.Please copy and paste the contents of Report.txt in your next reply.Be sure to renable you anti-virus and and other security programs before connecting to the Internet.-- If the computer has been infected with the VirusAlert! malware warning from the clock and the Start Menu icons or drives are not visible, open the SDFix folder, right-click on either the XP_VirusAlert_Repair.inf or W2K VirusAlert_Repair.inf (depending on your version of Windows) and select Install from the Context menu. Then reboot to apply the changes.

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The title says it all. When I open a URL shortcut from the desktop, IE opens it to a blank page. All links opened from within IE and other programs, however, open fine.

I have spent two days searching for a solution everywhere I can locate and tried all of the solutions I found (short of a reinstall of WIN7) and nothing has worked. I have uninstalled IE 10 back to IE8 and reinstalled it twice, but each reinstall of IE8, 9, and 10 have not gotten rid of the problem. I must stay with WIN7 and IE10 for now for various reasons so I need to find a solution.

I would appreciate any suggestions.

A:Win7 Desktop URL shortcuts open blank page in IE10

Can you compress (ZIP) one of the failing URL shortcut files from your desktop and attaching it to your next post?

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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EDIT: After doing the Panda scan, it appears my IE home page is no longer hijacked, but my desktop still is and the other problems still persist, although I haven't seen a Norton alert since after I restarted my computer after the Panda online scan, which hasn't been too long now. However, before restarting my computer but after the Panda scan, I was getting the Norton alerts described below.


Just today my PC has been under attack from a bombardment of virus popups, my desktop being hijacked, and slowdowns. My Norton Antivirus has automatically deleted some stuff, and I did a scan with that as well as Panda Online scanner, AVG Antivirus and Ad-Aware. I'm still getting some Norton alerts, and my desktop and IE home page are still hijacked. Most noticeably, my PC is running slow, and oddly some things aren't working properly, like I can't open notepad (used Word to view the logs below), and when I right-click on my desktop and hit properties, no window comes up. To combat this, I tried going to the Control Panel and double-clicking Display, but again no window came up. Then out of curiousity, I tried the other Control Panel functions, and none of them were popping up windows when I double clicked them. This is really annoying, and I hope some of you great people can help me out!

The main alerts I've been getting from Norton are W32.Virut.B!dam (, which is scary, since the description s... Read more

A:My PC is infected, running slow, and my desktop and IE home page are hijacked

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I have always had a facilty sign above clock on bottom right corner which enabled me to change/view the clarity/size of page details from 100% to 150% to 200% etc. This has suddenly disappeared and I do not know why??? Also at the same time my desk top icons were always displayed on a white background until 2 days ago when this changed unannounced to black and then the next day this had now become blue!!!!
Causes and cures would be much appreciated


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1015 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel Corporation 865 Embedded Graphics Controller, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476929 MB, Free - 300105 MB; G: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 206860 MB;
Motherboard: , 865M01
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:Solved: Page clarity symbol on taskbar & desktop background colour

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I uninstalled adobe reader and reinstalled it, now computer locks up after desktop loads and goes to a blue screen error message. I can get to safe mode but can not uninstall adobe reader.

A:Home page loads desktop then locks up with blue screen error mesage

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hi .. i got a problem with my desktop like in this topic ""
and i did what teacup61 say and i also got my desktop back the normal
but my mitFraudFix log is differentt and i also have a message near the windows clock "16:37: VIRUS ALERT!"

my mitFraudFix log is this

SmitFraudFix v2.329

Scan done at 12:26:37,59, s b 05/07/2008
Run from C:\Documents and Settings\Magn?lia\Desktop\SmitfraudFix
OS: Microsoft Windows XP [vers?o 5.1.2600] - Windows_NT
The filesystem type is NTFS
Fix run in normal mode

???????????????????????? Process

C:\Arquivos de programas\GbPlugin\GbpSv.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\NitroPC\NitroPC.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Mozilla Firef... Read more

A:White Desktop - File:///c:/windows/privacy_danger/index.htm, Problem With Desktop

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Carolyn and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. HijackThis logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that it happens. Please do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please reply to this thread, do not start another!Please tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Please tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Please try as much as possible not to run anything while executing a fix.If you follow these instructions, everything should go smoothly. I am sorry that we were unable to reply to your post sooner. The forums have been very busy. If you are still in need of assistance, please do the following:Download and install HijackThis Download HJTInstall.exe to your Desktop.Doubleclick HJTInstall.exe to install it.By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .Click on Install.It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.Copy/Paste the log to your next reply please.
Don't use the Analyse This button, its findings are dangerous if misinterpreted.
Don't have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even requi... Read more

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I own a one year old Toshiba Tecra i5 laptop.
Recently when I save anything to the desktop, I can save the file but not a new shortcut.

I can no longer create a new desktop icon manually, and new icons are no longer created
automatically as they always had been in the past.

I work off my desktop a lot, so this has become a real pain. Any ideas?
A solution would be greatly appreciated.

GR, alias ezBoomer

A:Can't create new desktop icons when saving to desktop in Windows 7

Here are some things you can try.

Click on the desktop and press F5.
Righ-click on the desktop > view > and uncheck "show desktop icons" then check it again.
Reload the icon cache.
In windows explorer make sure hidden files are shown. To do this go to:
Tools > folder options > view > select show hidden files, folder, and drives.
then go to C:\Users\username\AppData\Local (replace "username" to your username)
and delete IconCache.db
Then reboot.

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I have 25 files and folders on my desktop but only 15 are visible when viewing the desktop directly. All of them are visible when viewing the desktop in Windows Explorer. I have two monitors configured as one and keep all desktop items on one of them. I've tried selecting everything with CTL-A while on the desktop and moving them around as a group, to see if the missing ones might have somehow scrolled off the screen, but that doesn't reveal them.

Any idea what might be causing this? Thanks.

A:Desktop files are visible in Windows Explorer but not on Desktop

right click -> show desktop icons :O

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I need help it works on my lap top via a router and i called my ISP and they went through several steps repairing the network and came to a statement saying my computer had a problem and not the connection, they said to ask a technician so here i am i need help as it works on my laptop but not my desktop computer

A:Internet on my desktop computer says "cannot find server/page" regardless of browser

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Hi. I'm a Windows 8 newbie, so go easy on me .

I'm trying to RDP from my new Windows 8 laptop to an XP desktop, both of which are on my home network. When I try, I get the below error...

Remote Desktop can't connect to the remote computer for one of these reasons:

1) Remote access to the server is not enabled
2) The remote computer is turned off
3) The remote computer is not available on the network

As best as I can tell, none of the conditions above is true. Here is what I have looked at so far...

- On the XP machine, in System settings / Remote, "Allow users to connect to this system" is Checked. I have successfully RDP'd to this machine in the past, but this is the first time I've tried from the Windows 8 machine.

- From the Windows 8 machine, I can ping the XP machine, and I can access a shared drive on the XP machine. In fact, I've been moving files between the XP machine and the Windows 8 machine, in both directions, all day.

- Just to eliminate another potential issue, I have set the username and password on the Windows 8 machine to match that on the XP machine.

Incidentally, XP machine is running XP Pro, 2002, SP3.

Thanx in advance for any suggestions to diagnose and resolve this.


A:Cannot Remote Desktop FROM Windows 8 laptop to XP desktop

Kari explains about the tricks and problems associated with remote desktop. > problems connecting to the Win 8 laptop from Win 7

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  0 downloadsSo far I've managed to contract a couple different types of viruses (half of them from antivirus programs or cleaners), failed miserably at a system restore (Backup just threw everything in with no rhyme or reason-unrelated files together in same folder and some even in a folder, files and folders put in places they don't belong, duplicates, etc. The COMPUTER doesn't even know where it put them), deleted vital files and folders, restored the registry to the last good, which happened to be a day when I had the Avira desktop virus AND my keyboard didn't work due to IDVault, and restored the registry to around the time dinosaurs roamed the earth.Last night, after a failed installation of installer files, most of my drivers stopped working. I'm getting Errors 3, 31,0x80004005 and some I can't remember and when I go into Microsoft Defrag, the bar is almost completely red. My CPU's are at 100%. . I tried lowering priority of winlogon and csrss, but it says "access denied." It also says that when I try to do anything with Avira in Services. I can't find any form of the word "Avira" when I search, but you see on the log that it's there's a file called "avgio" and a couple others. I tried to run system restore again this morning, but it kept saying nothing was changed when I logged back on. My compu... Read more

A:Google Redirect, Antivir Desktop Virus, Windows Update Virus, Lost Desktop, Failed System Restore (twice), Drivers/ Installer N...

There was a glitch when I was posting this so it doubled. How do I delete a post?

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So far I've managed to contract a couple different types of viruses (half of them from antivirus programs or cleaners), failed miserably at a system restore (Backup just threw everything in with no rhyme or reason-unrelated files together in same folder and some even in a folder, files and folders put in places they don't belong, duplicates, etc. The COMPUTER doesn't even know where it put them), deleted vital files and folders, restored the registry to the last good, which happened to be a day when I had the Avira desktop virus AND my keyboard didn't work due to IDVault, and restored the registry to around the time dinosaurs roamed the earth.Last night, after a failed installation of installer files, most of my drivers stopped working. I'm getting Errors 3, 31,0x80004005 and some I can't remember and when I go into Microsoft Defrag, the bar is almost completely red. My CPU's are at 100%. . I tried lowering priority of winlogon and csrss, but it says "access denied." It also says that when I try to do anything with Avira in Services. I can't find any form of the word "Avira" when I search, but you see on the log that it's there's a file called "avgio" and a couple others. I tried to run system restore again this morning, but it kept saying nothing was changed when I logged back on. My computer has been very slow, files are missing, in the wrong place or corrupt, several drives and msiexec won't work, ... Read more

A:Google Redirect, Antivir Desktop Virus, Windows Update Virus, Lost Desktop, Failed System Restore (twice), Drivers/ Installer N...

Someone is helping me go through all the neccessary steps to remove whatever is infecting my IS. I will update when the issue has been resolved. Thank you

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I see a number of threads here concerning problems with IE11 and Windows 8.1 (I have read through many of them). Each problem seems to be a little different, and here is mine.

I have a new (December 2013) HP desktop which came with Windows 8.1 and IE11. I am using the desktop mode as my interface. On this machine, certain websites load slowly and erratically ? 5 to 8 seconds or more. What is bothersome is that the page will not release the cursor or mouse wheel until everything has loaded. The elements on the page that display slowly (seem to be) those with animations requiring Flash ? this is usually advertisements. This has been the behavior since I started using the machine. The main part of the page loads, then the Flash-based advertisements take a long time to load and only then release the cursor & mouse.

In the same room, I have my previous computer (2007) Windows Vista running with IE9. The same websites load very quickly and seamlessly and release the cursor and mouse wheel within 1-2 seconds. Both machines access the same router (Airport Extreme), and I am using Ethernet to connect to the router on both machines.

My antivirus is Avast (same version) on both machines. Having Avast active or not does not alter the results.

The Windows 8.1/IE11 machine does not have Java; the Vista/IE9 does have Java.

Unless there is something I am missing, the Internet Options are basically the same for both machines.

I have not tried any ot... Read more

A:Windows 8.1/IE11 vs. Windows Vista/IE9 Page Loading Speed

An example of a really slow-to-load web site on Windows 8.1/IE11 is:

62 Windows 8 tips, tricks and secrets | News | TechRadar

Takes about 15 seconds to release the cursor.

That opens very quickly (about 3 seconds to release cursor) on my Vista/IE9 machine. If someone would try it, I would appreciate it. Thanks.

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I can only access my main computer running windows 7 64 bit in safe mode + networking - normal access gets stuck on welcome screen after entering password just prior to loading desktop. In safe mode looking at icon notification (show hidden icons) I saw windows update stating 'is downloading updates (71% complete) (whatever I have done 71% remains constant) running windows update troubleshooter finds problems I get two lines of results both saying 'Repair Windows update components Not fixed. I Have tried previous good configuration, system restore, (to 2 days ago prior to a windows update installation) and disabling windows update service. none of these have made any difference still stuck on welcome screen if I do normal start up. Also nothing happens when I try to run windows update from Start and All Programs, no error message just nothing I've run out of ideas please help.

A:Solved: stuck windows welcome page. Windows update problem?

Seems fixed - not sure what the root cause was - but in case someone finds themselves in a similar position, this is what worked for me. Plugged in a wired keyboard and mouse booted into safe mode, disabled all services apart from microsoft and intel ones. Stopped all programs loading on startup including anti-virus. I then restarted and booted as normal (ie not safe mode) I could now run windows update, so I did. Had a little trouble restarting the anti virus service but did a repair from the add/remove program in control panel followed by an update. Enabled all the services and programs I had stopped restarted and everything now seems ok. Not yet checked with the windows update troubleshooter not sure if I want to do that or not.........

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Hi. I'm having issues with this computer. Most of the desktop icons are IE page icons and when I open them or any program from the start menu, they open as [program name].lnk and ask me what program I want to use to open it with. I am stumped. Here is my HJT log. Thanks.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:12:42 AM, on 7/28/2009Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\System32\smss.exeC:\Windows\system32\csrss.exeC:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\csrss.exeC:\Windows\system32\services.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsass.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\winlogon.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exeC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exeC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exeC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exeC:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exeC:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.ex... Read more

A:All desktop icons are IE page icons, etc.

Bump...Hello itsbing,While we understand your frustration at having to wait, please note that Bleeping Computer deals with several hundred requests for assistance such as yours on a daily basis. As a result, our backlog is quite large, as are other comparable sites that help others with malware issues. Athough our HJT Team members work on hundreds of requests each day, they are all volunteers who work logs when they can and are able to do so. No one is paid by Bleeping Computer for their assistance to our members.Further, our malware removal staff is comprised of team members with various levels of skill and expertise to deal with thousands of malware variants, some more complex than others. Although we try to take DDS/HJT logs in order (starting with the oldest), it is often the skill level of the particular helper and sometimes the operating system that dictates which logs get selected first. Some infections are more complicated than others and require a higher skill level to remove. Without that skill level attempted removal could result in disastrous results. In other instances, the helper may not be familiar with the operating system that you are using, since they use another. In either case, you wouldn't want someone to assist you who is not familiar with your issue and attempt to fix it, would you?We ask that once you have posted your log and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your thread or make further replies until it has been responded to by a member of th... Read more

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how to make a page in windows paint longer?

A:In Windows 8.1 how do you make windows paint page longer?

See if this helps: pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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I have windows xp home edition on both of my computers, and they do have a remote desktop program, but ive found out that windows xp pro actually has a better version of it that will actually work. I cant get the windows xp home version of it to work. Is there anyone that knows of a free remote desktop program, or if someone would be able to send the windows xp pro version of the remote desktop program.

A:Free Remote Desktop Program, or how to get windows remote desktop to work

XP Home has "Remote Assistance", while XP Pro has both "Remote Desktop", as well as "Remote assistance". You can download from Microsoft, a Remote Desktop "add on" which will enable your computer to become the "client" but not the "server".

can you provide some details about what you've done to get "remote assistance " up and running?

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Request you to please help me to fix this error which i am facing since long time.

I am getting error as Blue dump screen IRQL not less than or equal and sometime Page fault in non paged area.

I have removed my Ram Cleaned and reinstalled and tried different RAM still facing same issue.

Hard Disk also changed and still facing issue but frequency of error is less.

Looked device manager and cannot see any exclamation mark under any driver.

Changed Sata Cable but no use.

How we come to know where is the issue. Please help me out to fix this. I have attached dump file in zip.

My system specifications are:
Operating system : Windows XP service pack 2
Ram 512 MB
Hard Disk 160 GM
Pentium ģD CPU 3.40 GHZ.

I really appreciate your help. Thanks in Advance!

A:Blue dump screen IRQL not less than or equal and page fault in non page area

Try testing your memory using Memtest86... Use Google to find it

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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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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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I've searched the internet for answers, try many programs and suggestions, but nothing worked to clean the malware, and nothing on how to open the tools/extensions on chrome again, when I clic on it, it closes the window. I'm sending files of the latest scans.

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I using a d630 with Windows 7 everything was fine until I installed AVG Antivirus Free Edition then my computer really screwed up I have three different error message when I do the diagnostics
They all start with 00F0 :
I have went to many sites and tried various options my computer will not download in any of the modes not safe mode. Normal mode not start in last known good configuration nothing every time it starts to boot it goes back to this blue screen this is the technical info below
STOP: 0x000F007EMAIL (0xFFFFFFFFC0000005 , 0xFFFFF8000C1ADOF3 ,0xFFFFF880027F08B8,

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I was wondering,my site adviser button was up there with my other buttons before the update,now,although there is space with my other buttons on my tool bar,it takes up a whole slot,reducing my viewing space.
Can anyone tell me how to get it in line with the others please?
Thanking you

A:Page switching to advertising page?/Also McAfee site adviser tool bar

Right click on the IE7 toolbar (area between home page icon and tab) and scroll down to "customize command bar" then go to "add or remove commands". See if you see the siteadvisor icon in the "available toolbar buttons". If so just move it to the "current toolbar buttons" area. You may want to then "lock" your toolbar.In Internet Explorerright click somewhere on the toolbaruncheck lock toolbarleft click and drag the items anywhere you want them to be.right click anywhere on the toolbar and choose lock toolbar.

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One of my computers loads the page but then reverts back to the previous page. I couldn't get far enough to even register on you forum before it would revert. I ran spybot and it found a lot of problems but it also said it fixed, yet I still have problem. Also affecting mouse. Left double click only works sporadically. Also noticed that sometimes my 3 key on the tenkey was acting like the enter button. What a mess!! Please let me know what I should do next!

A:internet page loads thenreverts to previous page; also mouse problems

Also tried to run the panda activescan but could not get it to scan. Popup would time out before activex could load.

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I been facing some issues with my relatively new CPU.
I have an Intel i5 2400 cpu, combined with 4GB DDR3 memory.
Mobo is DH67BL - revision 3. No GPU installed.
Power supply is via Corsair VX450.

Problem i been facing:

1) BSOD saying that A clock interrupt wasnt recd.


2) BSOD saying: Page fault in non paging area.
Couldnt grab a screenshot for this.

3) Display randomly goes off for a split second and reappears.. but the color of the panes go blue (i havent chosen blue. My setting is for clear pane.)


This error solves itself after random number of hours/mins

4) Display vanishes for a split second and reappears, and a small balloon at the bottom right corner prompts that the display driver had stopped working.

5) System plain hangs/stops responding. Randomly happens.. but more so while on youtube, or after hrs of it idling, i come back to the comp and try to scroll the content onscreen.
Sometime it revives from the stuck state as if nothing happened, sometimes i have to give it a cold boot.
6) While reading forums with blue bands.. the blue bands kinda form blurry bars which stretch till the end of the screen. I tried to grab a screenshot but the screenshots were clean. The bands moved as i dragged the image about.

7) Also, my comp's display went off one day and within a second came back with a blue-ish hue. It restored itself but again has ... Read more

A:Facing BSOD(Page fault Non page area/Clock interrupt not recd) + hangs

33 of 44 crashes were related (as you surmised ) to a Bugcheck of 101. The rest were various hardware complaints. Please read below for what to try.

You should also update to SP-1 when you resolve this issue.

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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:

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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 have worked out how to set the print area using a macro, but what I want to know is can you make the excel not split the data between pages. So if you have a block of information is there a way to have a macro or VB code that moves the line breaks so that the print area must always keep that block of information on the same page.
Thanks David

A:print area and setting page break to show block of info on same page in Excel

Hi, I guess a macro is the best solution but it must be written, you'll have to calculate the number of rows and columns per block v.s. the page size to set the page break.
This includes margins, header rows and foorter rows.
You could record a macro and then set the blocks of data as you need them.
Stop the recording ans see how it's done, then edit it to suit your purposes and replace the fixed references to dynamic ranges

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Hi my laptop toshhiba laptop satellite a15 s157 does not allow windows to get past the windows xp page where the horizontal bar repeatedly goes to the f8 mode where it gives an option to run it with safe mode. if run in safe mode the computer goes through many disk partitions and then ends with the partition that ends with system 32 \drivers\ndsird.sys

I donot have a recovery disk yet. I was wondering if there is any way at this point to salvage what is on my harddrive on this laptop.

I would greatly appreciate any suggestions on how i can do this.

A:windows xp wont get past windows xp page

First try to select the restore to previous known good configuration. If that does not work, try doing a repair on the system (make sure you do NOT format anything)

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Using Mozilla Firefox. I have set Home Page as blank, so the initial screen is blank. When the + to open a new tab is clicked the page is always displayed as a FIREFOX START page displaying a GOOGLE Search in the middle of it. (happens on at least v-24.0 thru 26.0 beta)

How in the heck do I get rid of it... ?
I do not want to see GOOGLE stuck in my face even if I will not use it.. Damn!

A:GOOGLE Search page always displayed on Firefox new page (+) openings

Hi idahjo,

Type about:config in the address bar, press enter, click I'll be careful, I promise!
copy & paste into the search box.
Right click & select modify
Input the page you want
or about:blank for a blank page.

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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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Hello All,

I manage the maintenance on a corporate jet. I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop running Vista. We use Microsoft Word 2007 for our maintenance log book, oldest maintenance entries to newest. I want WORD to open my logbook document on the last page of the document when I fire it up, not the first. Any ideas? My email address is [email protected].

Thanks, Greg Stultz

A:How can I get Word 2007 to open on the last page of a multi-page document?

The only way I know how to do this is using a macro. Open the document and press ALT + F11 to open the VBA editor. In the project explorer window on the left you will need to right click the object labeled "ThisDocument" and choose "View Code"

Paste the code below into the blank code window and save the document. You will need to adjust the macro security level to medium or low from the main Word window by clicking TOOLS --> MACRO --> SECURITY
Private Sub Document_Open()

Selection.EndKey Unit:=wdStory

End Sub
You can also accomplish the same action without using a macro by opening the document and clicking CTRL + END to take you to the last page.


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I troubleshooting this "an ActiveX control on this page might be unsafe to interact with other parts of the page." This is not an error by itself but... I troubleshooting why you cant open an .doc fil from a intranet with word. 1. You go to an Intranet
page with your IE8/IE9. 2. You click on an .doc file. 3. you got this massage "an ActiveX control on this page might be unsafe to interact with other parts of the page." 4. you have Yes and No option 5. You click yes. 6. a white small IE window open. 7 the
.doc file was expected to open./SaiTech

A:an ActiveX control on this page might be unsafe to interact with other parts of the page.

If you trust the site go to internet options, security section,
Custom level button,
Scroll all the way to the bottom and check on disable xss filtering, apply and okay,
Close and reopen a window.

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TwinHeadedEagle said:


They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.

Before we start please read and note the following:

At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.

All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
I visit forum se... Read more

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Hi I've ran a mem check through windows and it says my ram is fine. I was thinking of re-flashing my motherboard.
The story:
A week and a half ago I had to go back to windows 7 from windows 10. I did a clean install with a boot drive everything seemed fine then this blue screen happened. Updated it and everything the blue screen happened again. So... I reinstalled windows 7 again from my CD this time and wanted to upgrade to windows 10 and I got Safe OS error. Tried it with a boot driver had the same error again. Then it blue screened again. So I reinstalled windows up Updated it completely and it messed up with the updates.
I reseatted my ram switched slots reseated my gpu etc. I do not know why windows 7 is being so unstable when everything was fine when I had windows 10. I'm thinking its a driver issue but I do not know where to look.
Currently this version of windows 7 SP 1 I have only has a few updates. IE 11 has direct x stuff etc.

Win7 on SSD
two secondary hard drives
M4-CT1128M4SSD2 ATA Device
ST10000DM003-9YN162 ATA Device
WDC WD101EZEX-00BN5A0 ATA Device
Sapphire 7950 as gpu
i5 3570k cpu
biostar motherboard B75MU3B LGA 1155
Ram Patriot Gamer 2 DDR 3 PGD38G1600ELK 8GB

The computer can run hours at a time without blue screening
TLDR: installed windows 7 around 4 times still same problem

A:Blue Screen: A page table page has been corrupted win7?

Hello Toonation and welcome to 7forums!

Please run this as it will help us help you:

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

The dump files are a good start but to reach the finish line we need more!

Cheers, Boris

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I am knee deep in writting up my final dissertation and need some help.

I need to number my pages but not from the first page. I looked online and it said I should have an option to number pages from the page I was on but that was not the case.

I then read that you can insert an header and the page will be numbered from there, again I could not get this to work.

I know in word 2007 you can generate a contents page that will show the page number of all my subsections and headings but I have no clue how to do this and until I get the page numbers working I cannot do it anyway.

If anyone can help me please reply, I don't want to do my usualy trick of having two documents, one the body of the work and the other all the pages that are not numbered because it will take for ever at this point.

A:Need help making a contents page and page numbering word 2007

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I often right click in IE (I'm actually using Avant, a kind of IE mask I guess) and select Create Shortcut. It puts a shortcut and my desktop to that page. This mysteriously stopped working. The icon appears on my desktop with the page title and all, but when I double click it, it just opens up my browser and loads about:blank. In the shortcut file's properties, it just says:

Type: Internet Shortcut
Description: (the title of the page)

and then gives me the file's size, location, etc., but it doesn't list the URL anywhere. It's just getting on my nerves having to copy a page's URL to a text file on my desktop if I want to remind myself of something.

A:Simple but annoying. Web page shortcuts just open a blank IE page.

Sounds like you have been hijacked by about:blank. Go to this website that will help you remove it.

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See the attachment. Read the NY TIMES newspaper!


A:First page of front page NY TIMES artcle- monster hacking!

Really good hacker.....!!

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I am using free avast for my av program. I have using avast for many years and have been happy with it. Just recently I just upgraded to 2014 and it takes a long time between pages to go from page to page (10- 40 sec) that is too long and I am getting older with not to much time to live, and I do not want to waste it waiting for a page change. If I disable avast and run without av the pages zip by rather rapidly. So my problem is with avast enabled..has anybody had the same problem? Should I switch to an other free av prog???

A:Avast 2014 takes a long time from page to page

First thing I would try is to disable the Avast Browser add-ons if you are using them.

If that doesn't help, some other things you can try:
Do a Repair Avast.
Set up exclusions for your browser(s) in Avast.
If you're using a 3rd party Firewall, check the settings.
Do an uninstall using the Avast clean utility and re-install Avast.
Post your issue/question on the Avast forum, maybe someone there has seen this and knows an answer.

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