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Black bars on printed pdf witih HP 4500e

Q: Black bars on printed pdf witih HP 4500e

The HP 4500 Envy all-in-one printer is new, replacing a defunct Canon Pixma. I received an electronic 1099 form, and printed it from my Foxit Reader program. To my dismay, the printed form was obscured by black bars in 4 places. These do not show in the print preview, and after experimenting for some time, I can find no setting that accounts for the problem. I went online and tried reprinting the 1009 form from last year. The same problem occurred, but my hard copy in last year's records ? printed from Foxit but using the old Canon ? did not have the offending black bars. So far this is the only pdf with which I have a printing problem, but the fact that it occurs with the same form for two different years is puzzling and annoying. Any thoughts or help would be appreciated!

A: Black bars on printed pdf witih HP 4500e

Considerable time online with HP support which included remote access to my computer was unable to resolve this issue. The tech seemed to believe that it was related to the site hosting the 1099, even though the same form had printed without problem from my previous printer. If the problem develops on any other form/pdf, I will have to explore this further. For now, however, printing the screen capture of the pdf will suffice.

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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.
Thanks,
Hash
 

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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Could someone please tell me how to turn these 2.35:1 mpeg4s into a 16:9 without any squishing?

A:Need help with black bars =(

This is a very common question on video forums.

You have to either trim off of the ends in your editor or squish the video Or live with the black bars.

Since I want to see all of the movie I live with the black bars.
This is because 16:9( like a HDTV is 1.77:1, so to fill the screen you have to lose the difference between that and 2.35:1.
do the black bars on the sides of 4:3 video bother you?

Bottom line you can put it through a editor and trim it, losing some quality in the process as well as part of the video. or if you TV set has a Zoom function you can try that.

Found this one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16:9
There is a image partway down on the right side that shows the various aspect ratios as compared to a HDTV.

Good Luck
Roger

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When ever i hover over something a black bar similar to the thing stays for a bit and then if i close the page or refresh it its gone please help!

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When rebooting my pc(windows xp pro service pack three) my command bars came back black,some stuff shows thru but way unacceptable,tried rebooting,shuting down all to no avail...HELP
 

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Hi in WMP 12 when watching a video I get a small black bonder (bars) of about4 mm around all sides.
It happens in fullscreen on both 16:9 and 4:3 videos.

I have the video resolution on Windows set to 1080p @60hz and In Windows Media Center it's set to 1080p @50hz.
It does the same for 60 50 30 or 25hz videos. I play a lot of 50/25 hz videos as in Australia.

In other players (iTunes for example) they play with no border (bars).
I would use other players only but want to use Windows Media Center and that uses Windows Media Player features to play videos so I get the same border(bars).

Hopefully someone here can help.

Thanks Kevin

A:WMP 12 Black Border (Bars)

An update: I am going to use Media Center (which is just an interface for Media Player anyway) as I found a way to get videos to fill the screen properly.
I found if I play certain videos twice or 2 different ones (only works on some combinations) then the will go to there correct size.

Like I have a 1080p video of Led Zeppelin which has to be played a second time to go to the right size but my 4:3 videos of The Flintstones will not resize I play them first without using other videos to fix it first.

But I have to do it each time Media Center is closed and reopened.

I hope someone might have a clue what's going on.
I have even repair installed Windows and reset Media center back to defaults.
I have a I7 3770 8gb of ram a 128 ssd and 500gb hdd and a 7700 Series Radeon graphics

Kevin

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Hello,

I need a little help and direction. I have embedded a YouTube video onto our home page. There are black bars above and below it, as well as grey bars to the left and right. How do I remove those? I'm sure there was a setting I screwed up along the way....

What I have done is use Camtasia to record an Articulate presentation. The sound is REAL low as well.

Any ideas would greatly be appreciated.

Thank you!

Dave
 

A:Black Bars around You Tube Vid

The problem seems to be with the video itself rather than the embedded object, to fix it you would have to crop the video yourself. Make sure the video uses either 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio such as 480x360 or 640x360, respectively.
 

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I was messing with my desktop visual features and all of asudden almost everything turned black. I cnt see what im typing right now because of it. My start bar and the top of my IE window is black plus every other defualty windows window. What do i do?
 

A:Various bars and windows black

Please Help!
 

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Searching through past postings on the forum I noticed much about black bars, whether side or top, related to gaming. My issue with the bars is not about games but more for example in making 1024x768 fill the screen area. I recently got a new monitor, Acer widescreen, 1366x768, and of course anything less than that shows black sidebars.

So, how can I expand 1024 proportionately (or for that matter 800x600) to fit the screen? Btw, the basic suggestion I've read elsewhere is go to CP-Display and slide to native resolution but that's not what I'm addressing here. What I want - and I know this won't sound the most technical - is the "look" of 1024 (or lower) to fill the screen area. On the old CRT I could switch to any size and there were no black bars.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Dan

A:Black Bars Begone!

What you want to will not work as you'd like to.

Apparently your old CRT display had 4:3 aspect ratio; you could switch to any other 4:3 resolution without distorting the image.

Now your new display has the aspect ratio 16:9. Hopefully this will explain it for you:

Let's take a 1024*768 image:
Showing it full screen on a 16:9 1366*768 display, you have three options. First, change its resolution to 1366*768:
The height remained the same, the width was increased, causing distortion.

Second possibility, to keep image's original size, which leaves the black area either on the left or right:
This is of course only natural as the height of the image remains the same (768 pixels) and the width of the image (1024 pixels) is not enough to cover an area of 1366 pixels.

The last option is to resize the image to 1366*1024 (= same 4:3 aspect ratio than 1024*768) then fill the 16:9 aspect ratio 1366*768 area with this 1366*1024 image, which of course crops the image showing it only partially:
Check the resolution options using Screen Resolution tool (right click on desktop, select Screen Resolution), and select a 16:9 aspect ratio resolution that suits you.

Tutorial: Screen Resolution - Display Settings

Kari

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Apologies if this topic is discussed elsewhere but I could not locate if so. After installing Windows 10 from 8.1 my Realplayer began showing my videos with a purple blackish border underneath the video and to its right. Irregardless of the setting it remains and previously it showed the videos in its full screen. Currently it is set on Normal mode which is my typical setting but I've tried all the others with no success. I use two 24 inch Dell monitors (S2440L) with a GEForce 210 video card. But the problem came with the new operating system and it changing a setting. Help will be so appreciated.

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Hello,
For months now i have 2 black bars on the sides of my laptop. I have a Hp laptop. I have searched on the internet, but none of the answers worked, my resolution is at its maximum.
I do have a Hp application and driver recovery dvd, but i dont want to try things out because i dont want to lose my files.

I hope someone can help me!!
 

A:Black bars on sides of screen. HELP!

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Can somebody tell me why this is happening from time to time? I have no idea about what the problem may be and I couldn't find it on Google.

I assume that it is something with Windows 7, maybe a corrupted system file or something, please help me out here!!

A:Weird black bars on screen.. help please

Update or reinstall your Display driver from the Support Downloads webpage for the Device maker.

If this fails, check your logs and system resources for clues to OS corruption or hardware problems: troubleshooting steps

Have you done a lot of tweaking or used registry cleaner crapware which almost always corrupts Win7?
If so, clean reinstall adapting these steps to get a perfect reinstall, then refrain from tweaking: Reinstalling Windows 7

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Hi, i have a LCD monitor (NEC AccuSync LCD 71VM), i have noticed that the bars around the viewing monitor display are not the same size from one corner to another..is it a problem or thats the way it is?
 

A:Black bars around monitor display..

simple solution: screen not fixed in the middle. feel free to fiddle around with the options on your monitor...if that doesnt work, consider more complicated solutions that could include anything from installing newer drivers to replacing the card
 

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I've recently re-installed Vista on a friends laptop. Now it has wide black bars on both sides of the screen. How can I resolve this please.

Thank you for any help.
 

A:Black bars at side of screen

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Three or four times now (and all in the past week) my second-user Compaq Armada (had it for 8 months ish, but it's fairly old - P2 233mhz) has booted up with inch-thick vertical black bars covering part of the screen (through the Compaq logo thing, the Windows loading screens, the AVG boot-up scanner and it's still there on the desktop) tilting the screen forward slightly fixes it straight away. It then looks perfectly fine - colours etc are correct and sharp all over the display.

There's a rattle and the feeling that something's falling inside the lid every time it's opened and that's been happing for about 2 months now and I haven't worried about it too much until now and I don't know if it's connected, and everything apart from the dodgy display on start-up (not *every* time and not always coming in *exactly* the same places, and not always from the beginning or lasting right until the desktop) the system is running fine.

The laptop has never been dropped or anything (while I've owned it anyway) and is always stored lid-up, with nothing stacked on it, on a flat surface in a laptop carry bag when not in use.

So... anybody got any idea what's happening? My screen isn't about to die any second is it?

Thanks in advance,

Kat
 

A:Black bars on laptop display

Laptop screens are connected to the motherboard vis a ribbon cable. It's possible that this is loose, or cracked, as tilting the screen fixes the problem.

If you are handy enough around taking apart a laptop, then it is an easy enough operation to open it up and check for yourself, however it is very easy to do damage to the case, and componenets if you are unsure of yourself.

Take it to a repair shop, or if you are willing to muck around with it, provide Exact specifications of the laptop, and a serial number if it is still there. That will make is easier to find technical docs that can help.

Where can I find the serial number on my Compaq Computer?
 

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So usually I have these black bars on the side of the screen when I play games, no big deal. But all of a sudden, I quit the game I was playing because I did not want to play anymore and the black bars stayed on the sides of my screen.

Now what ever I do I have these annoying black bars on the sides and I cannot get rid of them, even as I type this to you now I have them. They are looking at me, they want to kill me, they talk to me at night! Well, maybe not but they are annoying! I like the black bars when I play games but I do not want them for everything, my desktop is like squished because of them, help please!
 

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This should be an easy fix, I just do not know where to get the CCC for my computer. I have an Intel i3 Processor and an ATI Radeon HD 5670 Graphics card. Last time I tried to download the CCC it said I did not have any AMD software to be detected. I just want to get rid of these stupid black bars.

Note: I am running windows 7 professional off a bootcamp partition on a mid 2010 iMac. Windows 7 runs fine though.

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Okay, this problem has been irritating me for quite some time now. My issue is this: I open a game called Ultima Online and click full screen with the highest resolution available. My result: a blown up play screen with two bars on each side of my screen about two inches thick cutting off my gameplay. I had this exact same issue with Call of Duty: Black Ops, and changing the resolution to 1080p quickly solved this. I also have a flickering problem with Ultima Online when I enter full screen, which many people have had issues with and few found solutions. A big thing with them is that they use Razor and that causes the flickering, but I do not use Razor... My question is, does anyone know how to fix this or have any suggestions I can try? My operating system is windows 7 64 bit, laptop toshiba qosmio x505-Q880, i7 processor, 18.4 inch HD display with a Nvidia GTS 360M graphics card, so my GPU is not the issue here. My uncle plays Ultima Online as well with the same operating system on a desktop with a 22 inch widescreen 1080p monitor and has no issues at all. the game looks great and works fine. He does use an AMD graphics card, so if there are any Nvidia Control Panel options I could change that would be an easy fix.

Things I have tried:
Reinstalling the game with a fresh download of the client
updating graphics driver (it's up to date)
playing with some of the graphics options in the Nvidia Control Panel, but alot of them I don't know what the do
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A:Black bars on either side of screen

no responses?

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I've recently re-installed Vista on a friends PC. Now it has wide black bars on both sides of the screen. How can I resolve this please.

Thank you for any help.

A:Black bars full screen

Have you installed the graphics driver for the system.

If so please provide the system specs.

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I am running Compaq Presario CQ61 using AMD M880G with ati Mobility Radeon HD 4200.

I am trying to run certain games on full screen and I get these two black bars on the side of the screens. One emulator I used was "Project 64" and I set some options to make it exactly full screen and it worked.

But as for most PC games like Sims won't really work. Is there something wrong with my graphics card?

A:Black bars on side screens

it's probably the games' settings.
Some games only run in full screen 4:3 mode.

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Hi there, i have got a dell 630m laptop but when i switch it on, it shows the windows vista green bars moving then it changes to a black screen. After that i can't do nothing, waiting 1 hour but still stays on black screen. Also i think my hard drive is gone so i wont be able to reinstall or install a new operating system. Please correct me if im wrong. Please help. Thanks
 

A:Black Screen After Loading Bars

rooney222

Hi,

Not sure if it is applicable in your case but I had the exact same problem last week on a Dell XPS Lappy.

Vista loading progress bar ... then nothing.

I was able to start in safe mode with networking, and surf - but never got the desktop to boot in normal mode.

If you wish then check back through all my posts by clicking this link, to take you to the thread I started on 20 Oct.

http://forums.techguy.org/search.php?do=finduser&u=41448

I thought it was a hardware fault, I was given guidance on things to try - but the only thing that got me up and running was a factory restore.
 

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Got a computer im working on and Im stumped...

Its a Dell Inspirion B120, and when in windows... their are to 1 inch thick black bars on both sides of the screen horizontally.

It is a windows issue, because it doesnt appear when in bios, and executing diagnostic tools outside of windows.

Any ideas?
thanks.

A:Black bars on both sides of screen

Try uninstalling, then reinstalling the video drivers.

If it continues, I'd say that the video chip/card is dying.

Louis

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Hi all,

When I go to watch a non-widescreen DVD and have my DVD program in fullscreen mode I get black bars down the sides of the screen that are obviously keeping the fullscreen video in 4:3 aspect ratio. Thing is, I have my video card configged to display in full screen. (Catalyst Control Center --> Notebook Panel Properties --> Scaling Options --> Full Screen)....

I don't know if it has to do with the fact that I don't have Dell Media Experience installed on my PC, because as of current I don't have the install disks for that program.... I installed a DVD player off of sourceforge.net which provides me with the decoder, and I use RealPlayer to watch the DVD... If I reinstall Dell Media Experience will that fix the problem, or is there any way to force full screen?

Specs:

Dell Inspiron 6400 Laptop
ATI Radeon Mobility X1300, 256 MB Memory

If you need any other specs, let me know.

Thanks for the help,

-'Mage
 

A:Black bars when watching fullscreen DVD

You need a DVD player, the DELLs laptop usually come with WinDVD or something like that. Don't you have that installed? Or use Windows Media Player 10. I rather use Windows Media Classic you get that off http://www.free-codecs.com/ and it has a lot of free stuff, free... You should contact tell DELL if that laptop is still under protection. Get free access to update your machine you might still be able too?
 

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Hellp, my screen will not properly display the 800x600 resolution without stretching the screen and making it blurry. This started after i used an hdmi to connect to my tv. Normally there are black borders that keep the quality the same but now the screen stretches it to a 1366x768 resolution, which makes things blurry.

A:Black bars disappeared on 800x600 resolution

hello again, the problem was solved by right clicking on the desktop and pressing graphics properties, then basic mode, then putting scaling on "center". hopefully this will help other people in the future

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It would be nice if someone would've helped me to remove those black bars under my desktop icons. Here's a screenshot.

A:Remove black bars under desktop icons

http://www.mvps.org/marksxp/WindowsXP/boarders.php

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EDIT: Never mind, I messed around with the controls on the monitor and it's ok now.
 

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This has never happened before. I went on vacation last week and figured i would turn my computer off to save power. So i did. When i came back and turned on my computer after a week, i saw these slanted black bars with little stripes of screen through them, they were slide up and up and up, over and over, very fast. I got to the setup screen where all the information for the computer is at (Bios, Ram, CPU speed, etc.) and it stopped. I go back into windows and it started again right when i get to the windows loading screen with the blue bar and windows icon. After about 5 to 10 minutes it wears off for some reason but every time i turn my monitor off, or it goes to power save mode and i turn it back on, they are there again for another 5 minutes. What is this and how can i fix it?
 

A:Monitor giving black bars at top of screen.

Make sure all connections are tight from the monitor to the computer. Try another monitor to eliminate either the computer or the monitor as the cause of the problem
 

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I got a Sharp TV, 32" LC32GP3U-B (1080p full). I connected an hdmi cable from my laptop (1080p certified) to the TV.

BLACK BAR TV OUTPUT PROBLEM

I do not get the full screen output on my TV when connected via HDMI. The TV itself works fine in full screen (1080p). I DO get full screen output on any Linux o/s I test it with, via hdmi such as Ubuntu. However, I prefer to use Vista instead in order to use MCE and the plug-ins I have (Netflix, Joost, etc plus MCE remote). I duplicated this before and after upgrading to Vista SP1. I've duplicated this with many WHQL certified NVidia drivers as well. Literally about 10 different driver versions for my 8400M GT card. I cannot figure out why it is not showing full screen output, but I can confirm this happens in Vista only, not Linux (did not and will not test in XP). My index score in Vista is 5.3.

Nvidia panel shows proper 1920x1080 resolution.

Some drivers I've tried and duplicated the same problem:

174.93
175.12
167.43
163.75

Also, my TV settings are certainly proper since I do get full screen output in Linux and general TV viewing. I did try several new HDMI cables too, but thats irrelevant since it works fine in Linux.

Summary of settings / methods to fix the problem:
- 1920x1080p resolution (59 and 60Hz, same black bar problem)
- various Nvidia drivers
- Nvidia nTune overclocked (but keeps resetting back to factory on reboot)
- disabled aero interface in Vista

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A:1080p hdmi > tv out shows black bars

Hey, Chad, have you obtained the official drivers for your laptop video card *from your laptop manufacturer*? Some laptop manufacturers have limited their machines to only use their own drivers....

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I got a Sharp TV, 32" LC32GP3U-B (1080p full). I connected an hdmi cable from my laptop (1080p certified) to the TV.

BLACK BAR TV OUTPUT PROBLEM

I do not get the full screen output on my TV when connected via HDMI. The TV itself works fine in full screen (1080p). I DO get full screen output on any Linux o/s I test it with, via hdmi such as Ubuntu. However, I prefer to use Vista instead in order to use MCE and the plug-ins I have (Netflix, Joost, etc plus MCE remote). I duplicated this before and after upgrading to Vista SP1. I've duplicated this with many WHQL certified NVidia drivers as well. Literally about 10 different driver versions for my 8400M GT card. I cannot figure out why it is not showing full screen output, but I can confirm this happens in Vista only, not Linux (did not and will not test in XP). My index score in Vista is 5.3.

Nvidia panel shows proper 1920x1080 resolution.

Some drivers I've tried and duplicated the same problem:

174.93
175.12
167.43
163.75

Also, my TV settings are certainly proper since I do get full screen output in Linux and general TV viewing. I did try several new HDMI cables too, but thats irrelevant since it works fine in Linux.

Summary of settings / methods to fix the problem:
- 1920x1080p resolution (59 and 60Hz, same black bar problem)
- various Nvidia drivers
- Nvidia nTune overclocked (but keeps resetting back to factory on reboot)
- disabled aero interface in Vista

Hardware / Software:
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A:1080p hdmi > tv out shows black bars

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Every so often, menu text in Adobe Reader becomes blacked out. Restarting the computer temporarily solves the problem.I've linked to a screenshot of this problem. What's the issue?Screenshot: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/263/readerblackbars.png/

A:Mysterious Adobe Reader Black Bars

Is it just adobe that this happens to?

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Well I have been having issues with my monitor. I'll give you a bit of what is going on. I had a Toshiba laptop I had hooked up to my monitor, everything worked great. It then crashed, I got a new Dell with Windows 8 64bit and Intel graphics. I have an HDMI to VGA adapter cause my laptop doesn't have a VGA port and monitor doesn't have HDMI. So I hook it up and get it to work but "Input Not Supported" was floating around the screen. So I changed the resolution. The only resolution that makes the "Input Not Supported" to go away is 1600X200. Well its clear picture but I have the annoying black bars on the side of my screen. I have looked around and everyone says to go to the CCC but I can't find it on here and from what I understand that is for AMD only(if I'm mistaken please explain to me how to make it work cause I have attempted it). So is there an Intel version or how do I fix it?

A:Monitor with Black Bars HDMI Problem......

Does anyone have a suggestion or some advice on this?

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Hello,

I run ZoneAlarm and today I started getting popups regarding SUSPICIOUS BEHAVIOR "dabanu is trying to launch C:\Windows\SysWOW64\mshta.exe". I click deny, which is actually just a black square but know the position of the deny button, but it continues to pop up ever 15-20 seconds or so. MS Security Essentials is currently in the process of running...somehow its the only program that I can see the interface and is not completely black...although the title bar is. I can get to my task manger but it is essentially a black box.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you in advance.

A:mshta.exe All menu bars, buttons...etc are black and I can see what they say.

I left off the end of the message:
"dabanu is trying to launch C:\Windows\SysWOW64\mshta.exe, or use another program to gain access to privileged resources"
Thanks again.

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Hi there, I have ordered a couple of dvd's that were shot in High Definition * Widescreen *
format, and I am on a 19" inch Monitor. When I play the DVD there is a 1 inch wide black bar on the top and bottom of the screen when I go to fullscreen.

Are there any add-ons or configurations I can do in Windows Media Player 11 to remove these black bars, like a zoom in feature, anything at all. I am using Sonic Cinemax DVD Pack.

Thanks
 

A:Way to remove Black Bars watching a DVD? Any help would be appreciated

ALT+3 is 200%, though that may not be a good idea.

That's the problem with Widescreen, 16x9 will give you those bars.
 

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When I open up Internet explorer the menu, favourites & command bars are blacked out. What causes this and how do I correct it?
 

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I saw a similar posting on this site in January describing the exact problem I am having. The posting has since closed. No solution was given other then to use another printer. I only have one printer. I am having a problem printing a large pdf document using my Win 8 computer. Black rectangles appear randomly on the printed pages. The printer cartridge is relatively new. The print preview does not show any black rectangled areas, and the document prints perfectly fine on my Vista machine. Please advise.
 

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Hey guys. Lately I've been having this problem with my monitor (or Graphics card, not quite sure at this point) in which there are flashing black bars going across the screen, and I could really use some help. The problem persists usually about every other day, but it has never been quite as bad as this before. Attached and at the bottom of this post is a screenshot of the monitor with the black bars.

I've noticed that this happens more frequently when I play games such as Team Fortress 2 on Steam. The black bars would actually usually start at that point, and I would even find blue pixels laying in spots across the screen at some times. After playing for about an hour the game/screen would either start flickering or a message will pop-up stating, "Input Signal out of range".

I have a second monitor that doesn't have this problem at all, and this all started after I had returned from vacation in Mexico.

Steps I've taken
-Reinstalled and Reverted to old NVIDIA drivers
-Checked for new monitor drivers
-Checked monitor resolution and attempted using the monitor at a refresh rate of 59Hz/s
-Checked and unplugged/replugged monitor cables.

Also, a note: While in some programs (such as Firefox, Office, or Chrome) the black bars seem to have stopped. But going back to the desktop and they're still flashing.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Specs
HP 2709m LCD Monitor
BFG 275 GTX
Core i7 920, @2.66Ghz (Not OCd atm)
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A:Flashing black bars across monitor? (W/Screenshot)

How is your graphics card connected to your monitor?

VGA, HDMI, DVI?

You may have a faulty video cable.
 

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Hi, when I play call of duty 1 on my laptop the whole view is crushed leaving 2 black bars on the left and right hand side of the screen. It never used to do this and I am not sure what the problem is. I know it is not an in game problem because the settings are on full screen and the correct video mode. This never used to happen on this laptop so I must off accidently changed a setting. This only happens in game so it is not a screen resolution problem I think. Please can you help me solve this problem??

A:Call of Duty (Black bars ingame)

I don't know what your problem could be, although uninstalling and reinstalling could fix the problem. There is also another possibility. When you right click the shortcut, click properties and find the section through the tabs that lets you run an app as if it were on Win 7 or XP. That sometimes fixes things.

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Like I mentioned before in my last post I acquired another Tower, but Im using an old RELISYS 16' monitor with this system, ok anyway, I was wondering why I have black bars on both sides of the monitor the picture is not filling the whole screen I have looked behind the monitor for an adjustment and in front of it also, and cannot find an adjustment for it, and i have removed the monitor from the device manager and rebooted and let windows install the best one, do I need to search from Drivers for this?, the Resolution is set at 640x480 and I'm not sure what the Refresh rate is set at, could this be a problem also.thanks for the help.

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A:Monitor Problem....Black bars on each side

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I am trying to watch video on my 22" widescreen lcd. For some reason the video won't stretch and cover the entire screen.

The video used to do that; now it won't. I don't know wtf happened. There are annoying black bars on the left and right of the video now. I've tried uninstalling + reinstalling ffdshow, and fooling around with aspect ratio, but I can't get it right. Is there something in WMP11 settings that I may have reset somehow?

I'm watching xvids using Ffdshow and wmp11.

Any ideas?

To summarize: I have black bars on the left and right of the video now. I would like it to stretch.

Thanks
 

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Can somebody PLEASE tell me how the hell to get rid of them? I've already tried stretching the screen horizontally but the desktop icons go inside the black bars and the black bars still stay there
 

A:Those black bars on left and right side of your screen!

By using the monitor adjustments. If it's a 14 or 15" older monitor you are probably stuck with it.
 

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I'm not sure if this is a RAM, or video card issue. I've just started seeing this today. Seen it happen in an active and inactive application window like FF. Poppeeper. When I move the bar of the app around (disappearing below the start menu bar) then bring it up again, the problem is gone.

Any ideas which hardware/software is starting to fail?

A:Getting weird vertical black bars in window

Oooooh. This looks like either a driver issue or a bad display card. Is this a laptop or a desktop? If it's an HP laptop, does it have the ATI or the nVidia display chipset? My wife has a recent HP Laptop with the ATI display system and it had been notoriously hard to get working correctly. If you can post that information I'll see what I can do.

Andacar.

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Hello guys!
I have a Dell Optiplex 3010 and I have recently installed Windows 7 on it.
I have also installed the drivers and everything works fine, except the video driver, and I cannot get rid of the black bars around my monitor. I know it is a scaling problem and I've read on some forums that this could be fixed easily using  catalyst, but I cannot install it.

Please help.

A:Dell optiplex 3010- cannot get rid of black bars around my display

I am not familiar with this particular system, but in the white box world one often has to set HDMI connections to overscan to use the full screen.

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This has never happened before. I went on vacation last week and figured i would turn my computer off to save power. So i did. When i came back and turned on my computer after a week, i saw these slanted black bars with little stripes of the screen through them, they were flickering very fast. I got to the setup screen where all the information for the computer is at (Bios, Ram, CPU speed, etc.) and it stopped. I go back into windows and it started again right when i get to the windows loading screen with the blue bar and windows icon. After about 5 to 10 minutes it wears off for some reason but every time i turn my monitor off, or it goes to power save mode and i turn it back on, they are there again for another 5 minutes. What is this and how can i fix it?

by the way, these stripes re appear when i go into certain games or a website with a dark backround, they dont show up with Call of Duty 4 but they do with Overlord. In Overlord they will go away when i look up at a bright sky but re appear when i go into a dark area... its so annoying, i cant play with them there...
 

A:Monitor giving flickering black bars at top of screen.

What do you have LCD ? If so, turn off pc, turn off monitor for 30 minutes. Then give her another try.. GL,,
 

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I bought a replacement LCD for my neice's Compaq Presario CQ50-139WM. I installed it carefully. (I even reinstalled it two more times!) Now, the Windows desktop only uses most of the display, with a 3" bar on the right side and a 1/2" bar on the bottom.

It appears that the desktop is nearly square. I have a Mobile Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Family. The only two resolution options are 1024x768 and 800x600. Both options fill up the same space. It's like it gave me a smaller monitor than what I actually have.

Further, the bottom black bar stretches out the mouse curser and start button. THe start button bottom streaks over the 1/2" black bar, and when I get the cursor at the bottom of the desktop, it streaks over the 1/2" black bar also.

These black bars are occurring BEFORE Windows boots up. The black screen on startup has a Compaq logo, and it's clear that everything is shifted to the left.

I've made sure that I've updated everything that is possible, but I suspect it's not a software issue. Any ideas?
 

A:Replaced LCD on laptop, now I have black bars and square screen!

Have you updated the BIOS? You may need a new screen. You can RMA it and they will take it back. It may be a common thing and will get an answer faster if you call HP. Hope this helps.
 

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Hey after i reboot computer yesterday i got these black bars interlace. So i decided to format my pc. And i did that but after the clean install i still got these anoying black lines. its Only comes when i switch from windows basic to some aero themes. I never had that problem before. Hmm anyone who knows the problem ?

They are kinda annoying so please help

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Blackbars interlace Aero ?

Video with my anooying Interlace problems



PC Specs

Amd phenom Quad core 3.20ghz

4GB Ram Corsair

150gbs Harddisk

120Gbs SSD Corsair

A:Anoying black bars interlace Windows aero ?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by willworrior


Hey after i reboot computer yesterday i got these black bars interlace. So i decided to format my pc. And i did that but after the clean install i still got these anoying black lines. its Only comes when i switch from windows basic to some aero themes. I never had that problem before. Hmm anyone who knows the problem ?

They are kinda annoying so please help

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Blackbars interlace Aero ?

Video with my anooying Interlace problems



PC Specs

Amd phenom Quad core 3.20ghz

4GB Ram Corsair

150gbs Harddisk

120Gbs SSD Corsair


From the video, it appears you are referring to the empty space in the action bar (blank space on the right). What are you using for your video; on board or separate graphics card? Reply back with info.

Additionally, you may check the following website for some suggestions;

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Diagnosing-basic-problems-with-DirectX

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I purchased a new HP Notebook 1 week ago and have experienced recurring obscuring black bars and odd defacing of lines of texts.  This occurs in Internet Explorer, my email program (AOL) and also in Microsoft WORD.  I performed a system restore that this eradicated the problem for a few days.  Then, Windows 10 forces upgrades, and the problem reappeared.  Then, I altered Windows 10 to the default program build, and that also eradicated the problem.  Then, 2 days later, the problem appeared again.  I have difficulty believing that HP, a reputable company, and the builder of my last 3 computers, would release a product with pre-loaded software that would do this.  I would appreciate knowing how this display "bug" can be permanently corrected.  Otherwise, will I be facing restoring the windows operating system twice a week throughout the next 3 years of ownership?

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Black bars appear on text, resulting in me not able to see text. If I restart my laptop, it won't appear for a while but return at some point. I've scanned for virus' countless times, malware scans, etc. I do not have a system restore point to go back to. Wireless connection. Problems started occuring after Windows 10 anniversary 1607 update., but unsure whether its to do with the update. However I do think that the update has caused servere fps drops in games. For example, CS:GO used to run at 70-100fps, but now it runs at 30-40 fps. This has crippled my gaming experiance and I've also tried many things to resolve that issue, with no resultions.

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Hello,
recently after a windows update that did not install successfully every time i turn on my computer it would go completely black after the green loading bars and stay that way the whole time.

Ive tried safe mode but it still goes to the black screen and tried start up repair but i left it on for 10 hours and no progress. Also tried recovery to a earlier point but could not due to an error of corrupted files.
Tried bootrec /fixboot , bootrec /buildbcd but that did not work either
Using System restore, it goes to a blue screen and freezes
thx in advance for any help

A:Vista Screen goes black after green loading bars

Diagnose your hard disk any good tool Bootable Hard Drive Diagnostics - Vox

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hey all, i recently updated a vista 64 machine to 7 64. Its win preminum. and i have a ATI HD3200 onboard memory, but it is dedicated, and i am running all the up to date drivers for EVERYTHING. my problem is this, if i change the resolution, i get black bars instead of like it would used to strech the screen to fit, now its black bars like your watching a wide screen DVD on a regular tv. so because of that, in Games its like that too, and for somereason now Left for Dead 2 wont even run, when everything was working with vista. Help please.

Thanks

A:Black bars on screen when changing resolution / gaming

You may have to adjust the overscan/underscan setting in the ATI Catalyst Control Center. This thread may be of help to you:http://forums.amd.com/game/messageview.cfm...threadid=121065

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Recently media player stopped playing avi's (other movies ok). After a day of tinkering I decided to do a fresh Windows 7 install using my fairly new 2nd HDD (previously used to test Windows 8). I used the USB install method from this forum. Bizarrely media player didn't work at all on the new install (media player has stopped working message). With repeat installs, everything else seems ok except media player. The best I've managed is to get media player working, but adding black letterbox bars top and bottom (see attached jpg). Updates usually make this half working wmp stop all together.

Things I have tried -

disable overclock
different USB pen drives
different iso (from links in this forum)
using onboard graphics instead of Radeon HD card
with/without gfx drivers
with/without MS updates
brand new HDD
sfc /scannow

also -

media center plays tv ok, as does media player classic

the system, a pre-overclocked bundle from Aria in UK, has a huge cooler and good psu and has been running @ 100% (rendering C4D) since new. I've has a couple of BSODs in total that I put down to overclocking (ok on restart), but I'm wondering if I have a motherboard fault - although I can't think why this would only affect media player.

One more thing - when I first built this box I had trouble installing Windows 7 BSOD etc. I turned the overclock off and install went ok. Turn o/c back on and worked fine. Maybe I've had a mobo fault all along?

I was thinking of a BIOS update, but although I can ... Read more

A:Media Player adding black bars + other probs

Have you tried the fixit center? : Microsoft Fix it Solution Center: troubleshooting software issues

Just a quick thought, might help.

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I have the exact same problem. Just bought a new HP laptop like a week ago and the problem is exactly the same. Has a fix been found for this? I read this topic and searched for updates, only update was a Windows 10 update and I installed it. The problem seemed to be fixed but after a couple of hours it appeared again. 

A:Re: Weird Black Bars and lines on text/font

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ive had my comp for about 2 years now (with the same monitor) and recently i noticed my screen.. shrink.. lol... i just went to my monitors settings and streched it out.. no problem.. maybe 2 days later.. it shrank again.. this time leaving 2 black bars on the left and right side of my screen as what its receiving (i can make it so i can shrink what windows is displaying and i can still see to lighter black bars to the left and right side then what is completely black from what the monitor is blanking out) so i figure its a video card problem (radeon 9200 pci), my windows xp is messing up, or my monitors messed up.. help
 

A:black bars on left and right hand side of monitor

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I am having the exact same issue.  I have two identical laptops, purchased on the same day, that are both having this issue. A soft boot (restart) seems to clear it up.  Many times it seems as though a hard boot will NOT fix it.  Tool Tips in the notification area are affected.  Drop down menus look ok until you point to something, then that item is illegible.  I pressed Ctrl + Alt + S to get the information below, and I could not read any of it.  I was able to copy and paste it though.
 
Seems to be happening more frequently in the last couple of weeks, has been going on for a few months now.  Maybe since the Anniversary Update, but I can't be sure.
 
Don't have an external monitor to try. 
 
Product name:HP Pavilion Notebook
Product number:T0D95UA#ABA
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Software build ID:15WW3CGT601#SABA#DABA
Motherboard ID:80A1
Feature byte:3Q6b7K7M7WaBapaqasauawbhbpbzcbdUdXdpdq.Aq
OS version:ML
Service ID:20160214
BIOS:F.82-08/18/2016
Keyboard revision:91.1E
Total memory:8.00 GB
Processor name:Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6500U CPU @ 2.50GHz

A:Re: Weird Black Bars and lines on text/font

Is it ok piggy-backing on this thread, or do I need to start my own?  I'm not getting any responses...

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New here. I have a Windows 7 machine that upgraded to WLM 2011 not too long ago. However, since that upgrade, after using WLM for just a few minutes, top and side navigation bars disappear and just become black (see attached). Launching a new e-mail also shows black top and bottom borders. Shutting down and restarting WLM restores everything until you start moving around in WLM again.

Has anyone seen this behavior before and have an idea what might correct it? It never occurred before the upgrade to WLM 2011 and it doesn't occur anywhere else. The machine and installation is a vanilla Dell PC with OEM Win7 Home Premium, nothing fancy.

Thanks.

A:Losing Navigation Bars (black borders) WLM 2011

You could try a repair install via Programs and Features>>Windows Live Essentials. If you choose "repair" it will repair all downloaded components of Essentials, including Mail. I believe the repair should be done anyway since the Junk Mail Filtering won't work properly until the repair is run.

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Dear fellow LENOVO users,I have recently encountered problems or rather peculiarities with my relatively new Lenovo laptop (LENOVO 500S-14ISK);whenever I'm working on it and switch to another tab, there is a chance of random black stripes and dots occuring in the screen. Not (yet) to the extend that I cannot work on it and when I switch tabs again they are gone from the previous tab.Screenshots of the problem attached.I am just wondering what might be the cause and if I should be worrying myself about future defects. (especially since my warranty is till february 2017)Thank you all for your time!Yours,Kevin




CPU i5-6200URAM 8GSSD 256GOS Win 10 HomeLenovo Ideapad 500S-14ISK






















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A:Randomly occuring black dots/bars in screen - LENO...

Added a 2nd screenshot.




CPU i5-6200URAM 8GSSD 256GOS Win 10 HomeLenovo Ideapad 500S-14ISK






















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As the title I just can't seem to get rid of them and they move from side to side ever so slightly. I don't have the problem on my Windows 7 machine. I've a AMD R7 video card if that is any help.

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I recently purchased the Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-53VG 15.6-inch Full HD Notebook. Shortly after buying it, these black marks seemingly randomly started to show up on the screen. I can't seem to identify a pattern of when it happens, but it's pretty constant at this point. Does anyone know what's going on with my computer? Is it something i can fix or should I try to return it? 

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Dear Tenforums users,

I have recently encountered problems or rather peculiarities with my relatively new Lenovo laptop;
whenever I'm working on it and switch to another tab, there is a chance of random black stripes and dots occuring in the screen. Not (yet) to the extend that I cannot work on it and when I switch tabs again they are gone from the previous tab.

Screenshots of the problem:

I am just wondering what might be the cause and if I should be worrying myself about future defects. (especially since my warranty is till february 2017)

Thank you all for your time!

Yours,

esmorax

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For whatever reason, my signal strength seems to consistently drop, but only when I'm in my basement. I have perfect signal strength when I'm upstairs. Strangely enough there never used to be a problem and it just started out of nowhere. I want my internet speed back, it's frustrating, can someone please help me!?

I have a Dell Inspiron 7377.

A:Signal Strength Drops Constantly From 5 Bars to 2 Bars

It depends on where the Wireless Access Point is located, and how many other A/P's are on the same channel(s) as the Access Point. Also if the power is dialed down on the Wifi, that can also cause issues.

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I was working tonight, and suddenly, while using powerpoint, after switching from google chrome the title bar and the tool bar all became very big. It also affected every desktop application I have. Please, please help me fix this.
This is how my powerpoint looks like right now.
here is my outlook.
I would really appreciate the help!

A:Can I get some help with my Windows 8.1 interface (All the title bars and tool bars became too big!)?

You need to change screen resolution I think same things happened to me a few times

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One second I have 3 bars, than 5, then 4, then 3 and my MPS changes so much too, any ideas why? Wile typing this I saw my bars go from 3 to 4 to 5 to 4 back to 5.

A:3 bars - 5 bars always changing?

It changes because it is wireless. It will never be steady since so much more chance the singal will hit something in the air.

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I'm on Sky Broadband for those curious

For the last few days my signal strength has been all over the place. Last week for instance, I'd have a solid 5 bar signal strength but all of a sudden I'm getting two or three bars strength.

At first I thought it was an issue with my router but I've changed the wireless channel multiple times and gone through the various steps the Sky Broadband help page points out

Anyway of fixing this issue at all on my end via my computer as such? I'm getting 4/5 bar strength on my phone but not on my computer over Wi-Fi

Also, it might be an issue or not, I'm not sure but everytime I launch the game Guild Wars 2, it says I'm logging in with a unnauthorized IP address. This isn't a hacking attempt mind you but the IP location keeps jumping from Leeds to Bradford to Sheffield and at one point Covent Gardens. Dunno if it's relevant to the issue at all but I just thought I'd mention it.

I'm using an antenna that came with my ASUS P8Z77-V Pro Motherboard and I'm using the ASUS Wi-Fi drivers in order for it to work. It looks a bit like this:

As I said I've had no issues at all with it in the last few months, it's only till now I've experienced these issues. Same applies for the IP/Guild Wars situation above

A:Low Wi-Fi Signal (2 or 3 Bars), Usually getting 4 or 5 Bars! - Sky BB

  
Quote: Originally Posted by EvilPengy


I'm on Sky Broadband for those curious

For the last few days my signal strength has been all over the place. Last week for instance, I'd have a solid 5 bar signal strength but all of a sudden I'm getting two or three bars strength.

At first I thought it was an issue with my router but I've changed the wireless channel multiple times and gone through the various steps the Sky Broadband help page points out

Anyway of fixing this issue at all on my end via my computer as such? I'm getting 4/5 bar strength on my phone but not on my computer over Wi-Fi

Also, it might be an issue or not, I'm not sure but everytime I launch the game Guild Wars 2, it says I'm logging in with a unnauthorized IP address. This isn't a hacking attempt mind you but the IP location keeps jumping from Leeds to Bradford to Sheffield and at one point Covent Gardens. Dunno if it's relevant to the issue at all but I just thought I'd mention it.

I'm using an antenna that came with my ASUS P8Z77-V Pro Motherboard and I'm using the ASUS Wi-Fi drivers in order for it to work. It looks a bit like this:



As I said I've had no issues at all with it in the last few months, it's only till now I've experienced these issues. Same applies for the IP/Guild Wars situation above



Hi EvilPengy,

Have you also changed the location of the system as well? Also, kindly check the system under safe mode with networking:

Saf... Read more

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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!

Bubba
 

A:Keep Printed Documents

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Whenever I print out an email from someone, the resulting document prints my first and last name (Outook Express) in the top left corner. I would like to orevent this but have searched in the Options and cannot find how it got there or how to permanently remove it. Can someone please tell me. Thank you.
jy
 

A:My name on printed emails not wanted

It is using your user name for the header.
You can change this in the account settings.

Not sure if you can turn this off.
 

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I have 3 print queues that are retaining the printed jobs in the queue and every now and again the damn thing prints all the job again. I have checked that the keep printed jobs button is NOT checked/selected, but the queue acts ilke it is selected to keep printed jobs. I have 125 printer queues and only 3 act like this and they are set up identical to the others. I have reconfigured this twice on all 3 and they still act like they are set to keep printed jobs in the queue.

Anyone seen this and know of a solution, on the Microsoft site I am seeing posts but not a single reply about how to either run a job to clear them out a couple times a day or fix this so they act as configured. To NOT keep printed jobs in the queue.

Any help as always is much appreciated.

The race to solution is on, let's see who can figure this one out first.
 

A:printed job remain in queue

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I'm new here!

First I would like to say I'm a TBI survivor and I'm a male and 42 years old .
I was purchased an emachine computer with a Lexmark lasar printer,
Whenever I go to print something, be it a web site article or a personal document that was created using Microsoft Works Word Processor. Whatever is being printed my name appears at the VERY top and the city and state printed at the bottom.
I know little about computers so I'm trying to get an answer why this is being printed.
The only thing that I can come up with is MY NAME, CITY and STATE was somehow entered on this computer's Hard drive and is prints it because it's been entered by someone at the store before iyt was brought home and set up for me.

If there is someway that I can delete this info. being printed, PLESE tell me what to do EXACTLY!

Thank You!
Chaz-62

A:I'm new her! Why is my name, town and state being printed?

That's very strange, it sounds like a 'Header and Footer' has been set up with that info and is in your normal.dot template. (If Works uses such a template, I know Word does).
Try doing a Find (or Search depending on your version of Windows) for normal.dot and rename any found to normal.old. Then test the printing again. If there is a problem you change the names back again.

hth

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Hi all,

Well not sure if this is the right area for this but not really sure what the problem is.

When I boot my PC during the bootup dos stage I hear my PC making noises, it still boots up Windows 7 ok but as soon as I open something I get continious R type accross my screen, If I hit the caps lock it changes from R to r.

Thought it was my keyboard having the R locked down so tried to fix it, no luck. Changed keyboards with my spare one no luck. Disconnect all keyboards no luck.

So where is this R coming from, its impossible to us my PC at the moment as soon as you click somewhere (word, exel, Google etc) an R/r appears.

Any ideas where to start?
 

A:Continous R being printed in Windows 7

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hello all,
Im using access 2010 and there is a print of a report like a certificate whenever needed. My office is requesting me to provide a report of all certificate printed including the date and to whom .
my only way to do this is to force users to enter a field print (yes/no) and from there the query "yes" and the report be printed.
Is there any way to do this without forcing the user to enter the yes/no. field.
Thanks
 

A:Try to record printed records

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Hello Team, When I am trying to select eqal (=) to button on which it is printed, it is not getting typed whereas when I am selecting some other button eqal (=) is getting printed. Please help me in solving this issue. Regards,Nizam

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Don't print much multi page output, so am NOT sure when this problem began.

Originally, the pages on my HP DJ855C were printed as expected: page-1 first, then page-2, etc; this resulted with page-1 being on the bottom of the stack. Depending on the application being used, there was often a Print-Order option available for Back-to-Front printing so that the last page would be printed first and then page-1 would be printed last and be on the top in the stacker.

NOW, things seem to have reversed:
If I do NOT ask for the Back-to-Front, then I seem to get it anyway (i.e., page-1 last and on the top). but if I want the original order (i.e., page-1 first and on the bottom) then I must use the Back-to-Front option.
It seems as though the default has become Back-to-Front and then selecting the option for Back-to-Front re-reverses the order and the result is Front-to-Back.

Possibly this reversal happened when I went to Win/XP; possibly it happened with the installation of some piece of software.

Q. Has anyone else had this exxperience?

Please tell me where I might change some parameter to make the option of Front-to-Back actually print the page-1 first like it did originally?

Any advice apprecaited.

Thanks,,

A:Order of Pages Printed

Digger,

Go into your printers and faxes options off of your start menu.

Select your printer, right click the mouse and click on printing preferences.
On the features tab at the bottom there is a option for start printing from last page. If there is a check mark in the box next to it, click there with the mouse and uncheck it and then click on apply and ok and you should be all set after that?

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The problem I am having is that when I go to print tax return forms from the IRS site or New York Tax Dept site, the form prints "short", that is, the last four or five lines of each page do not print.

You cannot save the data in these forms, they will only save as a blank form. Your only option is to print it.

However, although Adobe tells how to cure this problem ( by clicking File-Print and going down the menu which comes up to "printer scaling", then chosing "print to fit page", this only works if there is a
FILE menu on the left hand side of the page.

In these tax sites, the forms do not have a tool bar above allowing you to chose a FILE menu.
You can right click the mouse and chose PRINT, however it will print a cut off page.

SOOOOOOO ..how do I either:
1. Get a standard Tool Bar to appear on top of the form, on these web site pages, or
2. use some other device or method to print these documents to fit the page.

If any of you are about to suggest right clicking on the printer icon PRINTERS, in the control panel, forget it....my printer does not bring up anything about "Print Scaling".

Hopefully, some geek out there will read this and solve my problem. Thank you. 44 Guy

A:printed pages cut off at bottom

Every computerized tax form that I have seen...is available at the website of the sponsoring governmental agency...and reflects a printed version option which has resulted in everything being printed properly.

I'm not sure where Adobe figures into tax preparation.

If you are using a 3d-party app to do taxes...then the problem resides with the support for that application, IMO.

Louis

http://turbotax.intuit.com/support/iq/TurboTax/Install-Adobe-Reader/GEN12226.html

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I scan a document( on a hp 1315 all in 1) that is 8.5 X 11.00 but when I print it it is 8 X 10.25
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A:Scanned document when printed out........

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I have Windows 98SE with a HP 842C Deskjet printer.
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A:Counting Printed Pages??

Bump
 

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Other than dogging the print preview, and struggling with the size in any pertinent image editing software, has anyone found a reliable way to limit or control the size of a printed web document?
to wit:
I scanned an odd shaped document, 3x8" to email to myself at another site, and the printed form was big enough for two pages. What a waste.
I print receipts regularly and they, 99% of the time have a "trailer" on a last page that has stuff like web site address or URL, a Secure Website emblem, or other, clearly unnecessary printing. My introduction to Windows word processing (WordPerfect) had, and I still use, a "makeitfit" command. Invoking such a command AUTOMATICALLY when printing from the web seems like a simple, brainless way to conserve paper...it'll give me a fractional font (e.g. 11.9 vs. a 12) and would prevent the idiotic tendency of a printed page to only have the leftward 80%, l which leaves off the important stuff like the prices...(you gotta print landscape to avoid this)
And I thought a computer was to make life easier, boy was I ever misled)
 

A:printed size of web documents

The problem is that web pages are usually coded to make them look good on screen, and that tends to make them "unfriendly" when printing.

Web pages designed for printing do exist, and it works well in those (few) cases.

Cutting and pasting into a word processor is sometimes the only workable solution.
 

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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?
Chuck.
 

A:Solved: Printed name on paper

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When using my picture it! publishing....when I add a border to a picture it comes out distorted when I print them out. With no border it prints out great.

Any ideas why this is happening?
 

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I am unable to print pictures completely. I print them from Picasa on HP photosmart C4250. When I try to print, although the preview is correct, the printed result is not. Part of a picture will come out, or the image starts at the end of the paper and is therefore incomplete. Until now, everything worked properly.

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I have searched to find an answer to this problem of faded pictures when printed from windows photo gallery. I have seen a few others having the same problem, but no solutions. I am hoping that someone now can help.

I can print pictures from other software on my computer, from the internet, etc, with great photo quality. When I print from Windows photo gallery they are very light and faded looking. I have made sure the adjustments are for my printer.

It seems that most of the people experiencing this problem had canon printers. Does anyone have a solution to this?

Thanks
Pam

A:faded printed pictures

I have found the solution to this problem, you need to untick the checkbox for "borderless printing", this is how to do it:

SOLUTION:

When you click print, go to Options > Printer Properties

Click on the "Page Setup" tab, then Untick the box that says "Borderless Printing"




I love Myriam the little bunny

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when i tried to print photo from (user administrator)windows7 photo viewer there appear print picture windows without photo preview(seems busy) and after some seconds five repeated error messages "your picture cannot be printed because of this error occured" appear. It is working in user account Guest. printer and its driver is okay(updated). whats wrong with my windows 7 photo viewer? please help me

A:your picture can not be printed because of this error

From Windows Answers:






I believe it is a problem with the "photowiz.dll" file in system32. It is version 6.x.xxxx.xxxx. I found an older version of this file, had to change the attributes and permissions of the file to allow it to be changed. I renamed it with an "dlx" extension and then copied a version 5.1 photowiz.dll to system32 and the print wizard works again! The site I got the file from is: http://www.dlldump.com/download-dll-files_new.php/dllfiles/P/photowiz.dll/5.1.2600.2180/download.html



Try Googling your problem first. Hope that helps

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Anything I print off the web or email says "Network + Job Functions" at the top of the page and the date at the bottom. Sure, I've been to websites pertaining to the job functions but I never saved anything with that name. How can it be printing at the top of any page?
If I print a document that I made and saved from Wordpad, not anything from the net, it prints fine with no header. I looked at the printer settings dialog box and it shows nothing with this title.
Thanks, Jim
 

A:Printed documents show same heading

If you are using IE, at the top of the page click on file and page setup and see what you have under header and footer. You probably need to change those.
 

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Fill color isn't displayed during normal viewing of a worksheet. When the worksheet is printed or print-previewed, the colors are visible.

Re-installed Excel, problem persists.
 

A:Excel XP - Can't see fill colors until printed

Go to your control panel and double click on Accessibility Options.
Click on the Display tabsheet and uncheck "Use High Contrast" then press OK to close that window. You should now be able to see color in your view mode.
 

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Hey, I have a person here that has the problem that drawings that she has in her documents don´t print out. I´ve tried turning off background printing still same, I´ve tried printing it on my printer and that works.

Anyone have any idea on any settings or something I can change to make it work?
 

A:Images not being printed in Word 2002

Drawing objects (Tools - Options - Print) ticked?
 

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I'm trying to print images/pictures using windows photo viewer and I get this error "Your pictures can't be printed because this error occurred".... It doesn't tell me which error.. simply just says that in the dialog box. THe dialog box comes out like 4 times with the same message and I have to click OK.

I've already tried googling it and the only fix I can find is replacing photowiz and I already did but it has fixed. I've also installed Photo Gallery and it stil lgives me the same error when I try to print and picture. I've also reinstalled all my printer drivers...
Windows 8.1 Updates installed . HP Computer

A:Your pictures can't be printed because this error occurred

What is the mfg & model of the printer? How is it connected to the computer?

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I have an Access database used on daily basis to print maintenance work order. Each work order is assigned with an auto field No. I have a commend button assigned to print each record in a report format. On clicking command button, i enter the record number to be printed and it previews the report and check for accuracy of data entered. Once checked, i click on the print icon to print the same.

My question is, is there any method to find out the record i am going to print now is already printed before? A kind of record keeping of the printed records. Also, the same method shall help me to find out how many times each record is printed?

Hope someone can help me
 

A:Record keeping of the printed records

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Hi, when I print anything from the web (Amazon receipt for example) the 'Print preview' and actual hard copt print appear as source code (similar to lots of DOS type commands etc) and very small print size. Only happens in Internet Explorer 7.0 -tried using Firfox and that appears okay- any suggestions -anyone? (thanks in anticipation)
 

A:Printed Web pages appear as source code?

open IE, click tools > internet options > advanced tab

click the reset button

This will put everything back to default options and all is good!
 

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I can't see the printed material that I send or what comes to me.

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I've spent the last four hours trying to solve this/use info that's similar to my problem to no avail. I feel I'm so close I can smell the answer is near!

I have a form I use for work that I manually have to fill in 50 times a day with mostly the same information. This is definitely a job for a computer!

Ideally, I would like to open the spreadsheet and have a button that says 'Print' and it will print what I need - 50 forms with the right information.

So far I have done the following:

Created a custom page size (16cm x 14.7cm)
Scanned an original to use as a background so I can line up the information
Adjusted the Excel boxes to print the info in the right place.

Now I need to print the following number ranges as identifiers:

1 - 22, 29-42 and 51-54

I feel I'm close with using this macro:

Private Sub Workbook_BeforePrint(Cancel As Boolean)
[copy] = [copy] + 1
End Sub

I use both Excel 2003 and 2007, depending on where I am!

I have NO experience of macros until today, so any advice is very welcome.

Regardsm

Jeff.
 

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I doubt that I can post this question here but I assume it'll be removed if not.

I have an HP printer, 2540, wireless printer. Works fine.

I started to print a pdf file. Because it was a large file I choose the 'booklet' option, which prints 4 pages on one side, then, when everything of the even numbers (I think, not sure) has printed, you will get a message on the pc telling you how to replace the already printed pages in the printer so it can print on the backsides.

When I saw the first batch I decided I didn't like it. So when the message with instructions on how to replace the already printed paper, I went in the printer's menu, highlighted the name of the document and did 'cancel'. In this printer menu it now said it was 'deleting' the document. But it didn't. I waited about half an hour. I turned the printer off and back on. I closed the document. But still the printer menu said 'deleting'.

I opened the document up again, changed the settings for the printer (as in one sided, normal size) and accidentally hit 'print'. I then noticed that - in the printer menu - the 'new' document showed up above the one that still said it was deleting. But it still didn't print. I went in the print menu again and highlighted the new document and did 'cancel' and it did cancel it.

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A:Cannot delete partly printed document from cue

There's a way to force these to delete, if you don't mind a little typing. You need to open a command prompt by running cmd.exe. If you're unsure of how to do that, tell me which operating system you're using and I can walk you through that. This should open up a black window, and you need to type in the following commands sequentially, hitting the Enter key after each command.
net stop spooler
del %systemroot%\system32\spool\printers\* /q /f /s

net start spooler
The first command stops the printing service, allowing you to carry out the second command, which deletes any jobs in the queue. The last command re-starts the printing service, and you can try running a test print. Once that's all done, you can just close the black window.
 

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Problem: Green Cast on Images being printed
Editor - Elements Version 7 & Windows default viewer
Printer R285
Colour Management:- every variation tried

My Neighbour has a Epsom R285 http://www.epson.co.uk/Store/Printers-and-All-in-Ones/Epson-Stylus-Photo-R285 printer, his had it a few years.
I have recently changed his PC to a Windows 7 desktop and installed all the drivers. The Printer worked fine, but yesterday he was getting a green colour cast on all images
I checked the head alignment, nozzle set-up and cleaned the heads
Checked with windows default viewer, and printing from that application - same problem
Checked all the Colour Management, ICC, settings etc - tried without Management, sRGB, adobe 1998 etc, checked colour management on printer and elements

The image looks fine on the screen , I have emailed a sample image and on my setup it prints fine

The next step was to try the printer on my laptop
any other ideas - this is usually a colour management issue and i have fixed quite quickly in the past on other systems - so I suspect I'm missing something obvious now
 

A:Green cast Images being printed

Wild guess .. Windows 7 software update for the printer ??
 

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I have had my problem for some time and had a work around which is no longer applicable hence I get a white screen where message should be so I don't know what is being said.

My problem started about 6 or 8 months ago on Outlook Express. At that time I was using dial up and changed over to Earthlink.net with their e mail program Total Access. My problem immediately disappeared. One month ago I switched over to High Speed and the person doing the custom install saw I used Outlook Express so he reenergized (non computer word) the program. The custom installer saw my INBOX with about 30+ messages that go back a long way. EACH ONE LINE description was complete, meaning To: xxx,
From: YYY, Subject: ZZZ, and anything else that showns on the ONE LINE.

When I double click on one of the inbox messages I FIND MY PROBLEM! Everything that showed before is shown again, but now greyed out since it has to do with basics. HOWEVER, the text area (where the message should be) is 100% pure white. I have double clicked all 30+ messages and get the same thing,...a pure white screen.

I thought it might have something to do with installing SP-2 on my XP Home Edition BUT SP-2 was installed about 6 months ago and my e mail problem started about 8 months ago.
That is my problem! Can anyone offer suggestions?
 

A:No Outlook Express Messages Are Printed

Hi George-2

Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

So if I understand correctly, you can send and receive emails ok.

The problem lies in that the messages you receive are blank inside?

If you run your mouse over the inside of the message, does anything show up in the highlighted/selected area?

Perhaps your fonts have a white color?

Are you able to create a new message and see the fonts inside?

Let us know.
 

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