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(quick) gradient stuck on sides of desktop

Q: (quick) gradient stuck on sides of desktop

earlier today, portal 2 crashed and afterwartds, that gradient you sometimes see on both sides of the desktop has been stuck on. its driving me nuts. i rebooted the pc,m but its still there. its not as visible in the screenshots as it should be, but its on the side. does anyone know whats going on? you will have to click the picture to see it. it faces to white at the sides

A: (quick) gradient stuck on sides of desktop

Are you speaking about the White lines on the side?

Have you tried to change your desktop wallpaper?

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A few minutes ago, I wanted to delete a shortcut from my Quick Launch toolbar. The context menu takes a while to load since I have lots of stuff on it. I delete the icon, and bam, the toolbar is stuck. It's still there and the only way to fix is a restart. I also cannot click anywhere on the taskbar/startmenu because all I get is the "loading" curser.

Screenshot: http://i6.tinypic.com/121qxio.jpg
This has happened once before, and like I said, I had to restart. I just did a spyware/virus scan and all was deleted
 

A:My Quick Launch toolbar is stuck

Hello PerhapsToast, this may help you http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm.
 

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I am trying to make a gradient and must be leaving a step out. It's basically a black and white small checkered image that I want to be almost transparent in the center and darker on the ends. Everytime I follow the steps to making the gradient and then click and drag nothing happens. Any ideas? Thanks!
Lucy16
 

A:Gradient in Photoshop CS2

i think this link will be useful for you .Good luck!
http://www.tutorialguide.net/design/adobe_photoshop/
 

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Hi,
I recently upgraded to Windows 7, I have been using my Dell E207WFP flawlessly with Windows XP for about 3 years now. I use the monitor with a PC I built myself and i've never once had a problem with it.
Since my upgrade to Windows 7 i've had extreme gradient banding, I cannot explain it very easily but dark gradients are just so badly banded, there is lines instead of a smooth gradient. I installed all updates I could find, I've tried to do all tests I can possibly do and configured my gamma etc. I'm not new to PCs so I really have gone deep down into the techy stuff to try and fix this but I'm completely out of ideas now. The banding is unbearable, no dark gradient is near smooth; it's just horrible but I never had this issue with XP. I am aware Win7 has a lot more visual options and i've gone through these to try and fix it but I just cannot do it.

If anyone has any ideas or tips i'd appreciate it, thanks a lot.
 

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I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit and have the HP Pavilion dv7-1135nr here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?product=3795411&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&cc=us
A few days after installing windows 7 the Quick Launch mute button is stuck on (red) indicating that the system is muted whether or not it's muted in the system tray. No sound will come out of the external speakers but headphones work fine. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the sound drivers on the support page but that limits me to only using headphones OR internal speakers (even if headphones were plugged in) by setting it through Control Panel. System restore fixed the problem for 1 day and it reoccurred.

I've just installed the newest version from HP but it doesn't affect anything: HP Quick Launch Buttons HP Pavilion dv7-1135nr Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

I found related topics with similar (but not the same) issue but none have sollved the problem. Any help to fix the solution is much appreciated.

-Dave

A:HP Pavilion - Quick Launch button stuck on mute

Hi Dave, Try this uninstall the HP quickkey software then reboot the machine ( this is a must) download the newest drivers for the HP Quick Keys from HP website. Right click the download and run the install as Admin.
Then once its finished reboot the machine and see if it is fixed.

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I'm trying to make a Bar or Stripe with Gradient in Photoshop CS2 that fades out on both ends. I've tried all sorts of things but am obviously missing something! Thanks!
Lucy16
 

A:Solved: Photoshop CS2 Bar or Stripe with Gradient...

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Hi, I'm using Photoshop 7.0.1 right now, after continuous failure to use CS4.

The problem is ever since CS4 was installed (which didn't even work)
my gradient tool acts as if I damaged one of the file.

I now have deleted CS4, deletec Photoshop 7 6 times and reinstalled but nothing has changed.

below is the sample picture of what happens when I use my gradient tool.

Is there a way to fix?
Thank you for spending your time on my question.

 

A:Photoshop 7.0.1 problem with gradient tool

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Mod edit: Moved from the XP forumHi Guys,I have been hammered by spyware recently....the desktop.html file is stuck as my background, and i get windrv.exe running over and over...here is my hajack log...can someone please help me out?...Thanks!MattLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 10:10:45 PM, on 6/5/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Documents and Settings\Matt\My Documents\hijackthis\HijackThis.exeF2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=userinit.exeO1 - Hosts: localhost 127.0.0.1O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dllO2 - BHO: PCTools Site Guard - {5C8B2A36-3DB1-42A4-A3CB-D426709BBFEB} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYWAR~1\tools\iesdsg.dllO2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program F... Read more

A:Desktop.html File Stuck On My Desktop And Windrv.exe Running

Hi Vogz and Welcome to the Bleeping Computer!Please download ewido security suite it is a free version of the program.Install ewido security suiteWhen installing, under "Additional Options" uncheck..Install background guardInstall scan via context menuLaunch ewido, there should be an icon on your desktop, double-click it.The program will now open to the main screen.When you run ewido for the first time, you may get a warning "Database could not be found!". Click OK. We will fix this in a moment.
You will need to update ewido to the latest definition files.On the left hand side of the main screen click update.Then click on Start Update.The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.
(the status bar at the bottom will display ("Update successful")If you are having problems with the updater, you can use this link to manually update ewido.ewido manual updatesPlease wait until Safe Mode to run Ewido!Please download FixWareout from one of these sites:http://downloads.subratam.org/Fixwareout.exehttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/lonny/Fixwareout.exeSave it to your desktop and run it. Click Next, then Install, make sure "Run fixit" is checked and click Finish.The fix will begin; follow the prompts.You will be asked to reboot your computer,Reboot into SAFE MODE(Tap F8 when restarting)
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My main consideration in choosing the appearance of my desktop and windows thereon is clarity, ease of reading any text, and distinguishing between windows at a glance, and also keeping performance to a maximum. To this end, having tried various Aero themes, although I did like the rounded corners of windows, for the sake of clarity I abandoned Aero for my own customized Windows Classic appearance. Not flashy but at least clearer for me than any of the other themes.

Okay, so far, so good. When I installed Win7 I quickly reverted to Windows Classic, and chose for the active window title bar colours dark green as Color 1 and a lightish blue for Color 2 (with yellow text), so there was a gradient from green to blue along the title bar. I'm not bothered about whether anyone else likes that - it's served me well for the best combination of clarity and agreeableness through various Windows versions.

Yesterday I followed a tip from a magazine and ran the Win7 screen colour calibration facility. After I'd run that I noticed that all my active windows had just the dark green and no gradient. When I went into the Personalize facility to change that back, I found that Color 2 was greyed out, so that I could not set it again.

I know this is a silly little point, but actually the gradient did make the active windows look less severe and 'blocky', and I'd like to restore my ability to set the second colour. Reverting to Aero is no option as far as I'm concerned, for to me multiple win... Read more

A:Title bar colour gradient in Windows Classic

Try switching themes back to Windows Classic.
I know there is a registry entry that needs changing in order to make the gradient colour solid, but can't remember where that is.
Also try restarting the Themes service...
Hope it helps

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Hi,

Does anyone know if it is possible to give a cell a gradient of two colours in Excel XP (2002)? I know you can add the gradient to graphs, but I can't find a way of doing it to individual or linked cells.

Thanks a lot,
Dan
 

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Hello, I just picked up a Lenovo G50-45 (open box) from my local Best Buy and, while the system works great for the most part, I am noticing a slight problem with the display.  It seems to have problems with showing gradients on the display.  They tend to look blocky/pixelated.
 
It's the model with an A6 APU and Radeon R4 graphics.
 
Is this a problem that other people have experienced with this laptop?  How have you fixed it?
 
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A:Lenovo G50-45 - Gradient Display Problems and Band...

Hi Ipeters61,             
               
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
                         
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with gradient problems in your G50-75 laptop.
 
As you have mentioned the issue looks like pixelated, please share the snap shot of the issue as this will help us to assist you in better way.
 
Also connect to the external monitor and check for the issue, this is to confirm on the LCD.  
 
Best regards,
                     
Ashwin.S



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hello
im trying to make a gradient in a image which ill be using in a website.
I want that the background is visible through left side of this image.So here is what i did
i opened a new document with its background transparent create a new layer put the image on that layer create a new mask and select the gradient tool 'foreground to background' and applied the gradient to the image.Till here everything is fine (see first pic Untitled.jpeg) but as soon as i click on the save button and try to save it (as a GIF) the gradient part vanishes. it gets removed (see second image Untitled 2.jpeg) and if i save it anyway the image gest saved without the gradient as it is see in second image.
What is going on here?
i am using adobe photoshop cs5 x64 on windows 7 home premium x64.
the gradient is working fine for text.(written on a transparent background).
 

A:Solved: Gradient in image not saving!! Photoshop CS5 x64

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A:Solved: Getting A Modern Glass/Gradient Effect For A Logo?

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Is it possible to make the window title bar gradient with WSB? thanks...

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What's WSB? And for that matter what's the Window title bar gradient?

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Hi,

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I haven´t been able to remove that no mattter what...
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Thanks in advance!

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A:Solved: Access tabs - remove gradient background?

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Can you help anyone? Thanks!!
 

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Thanks.

A:a quick queston about the Fn key (for a desktop)

Normally the key doesn't do anything if pressed without another key. Just like SHIFT which does nothing if you don't press another key at the same time.

Is the Fn-key a little bit grey/blue? Do you see pictures on some keys with same color? The pictures are kind of icons and display what that key should do in comabination with Fn.

But you need to install the correct keyboard driver to make it function as described.

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Hi

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Im going to try an get a screenshot later if that helps.

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A:Help! I need a quick fix......INK files all over a desktop!

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A:Is there a quick access to the Desktop?

Welcome

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Aero Peek - Turn On or Off

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A:OneNote app and desktop and quick notes

Hi
If you go into the app version and then click the three bars at the top left (hamburger menu) from the left pane that slides out make sure you have got the notebook you want as default open



After this, from this left pane again click the settings at the bottom, another panel will slide out from the right for you to click options
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These will then appear in the same notebook on the desktop app

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A:toolbar desktop & quick launch

Give the Taskbar Repair Tool a try.
 

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Greetings,

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Thank you.

A:Desktop Icon on Quick Start

I noticed the below post is the only one not responded to since yesterday. Have I posted in the wrong section? If so, can someone direct me to the right section to post in?

Or is it just impossible to get to the desktop with one click in Windows 7?

Thank you.








  
Quote: Originally Posted by dreamliner


Greetings,

I'm wondering if anyone can tell me how to put the desktop icon (the one that when you click on it it shows the desktop) on the quickstart bar.

I found the icon by searching for it, but when I drag it to the quickstart it says, "pin desktop to Windows Explorer?" which I do not want to do, I want to pin it to the quickstart so I have one-click access to the desktop.

Can anyone suggest how to do this?

Thank you.

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A:Quick Way to Turn On a Website as My Desktop

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A:How do I add an item from my desktop to the Quick Launch bar?

Simply "drag" it down to the task bar and it will allow you to "drop" it in the quick launch. Hope this helps.

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Cons:
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More noise
Looks uglier? :rolleyes:
 

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hello all,please remove this if it is in the wrong catagory...the sides and the vertical/horizontal actions on my pc desktop are stuck.  they will not move in any direction.  the icons are missing,too.also, could you please tell me where in win 7 i could find how long to keep the pc from turning itself off ?thank you.

A:sides, top/bottom don't move

Is this a home-built PC? It sounds like you  may hare an issue with the video display.In windows 7 try to change resolution  of the display. This might help.

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Hi,

I accidentally deleted the "Show Desktop" and "Switch between Windows" from the Quick Launch Bar, but I am unable to restore them again. I have no difficulties restoring all other links (e.g. Outlook, IE etc) but cannot find how to do this for these two links.

Thanks

Pete
 

A:How to restore Show Desktop on Quick Launch Bar

Have you tried right click on taskbar>Toolbars>and putting a tick beside Quicklaunch?
 

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Bump ,please anyone any ideas?
 

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A:Quick Access - lost desktop as a location

Hi idainc,

Not sure if this is what you meant, but if you wanted to create another "Show Desktop" shortcut, then take a look at the below link. You should be able to create the shortcut and place it wherever you wanted, including the Quick Launch area.

Show Desktop Shortcut - Create in Windows 10
b1rd

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Running XP SP2 (64 bit processor running on 32 bit operating system)

Dual 19" monitors.
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 3 GenuineIntel ~3591 Mhz
Total Physical Memory 1,024.00 MB
Adapter Description RADEON X600 256MB HyperMemory



Two specific problerms, but they both happened at the same time so I assume they are related.

I always have the desktop icons on the left-hand monitor, and I use the right-hand monitor for my work.

Now, I cannot position my desktop icons where I want them. I position them (of the left monitor) and a few minutes later they are all on the right monitor.

Move them back to the left monitor, and again, a few minutes later they are all back on the right.

The second symptom is the task bar. The quick-launch icons on the bottom of the screen. I used to be able to position these icons in order of my own preference. But now they don't stay like that. On a re-boot they have re-arranged themselves.

The PC is running fine in every other respect.

If I create another Windows XP user, and log on as the other user, then everything is fine. Except the sound doesn't work! And I've tried everything I can think of to get the sound working.

This annoying problem is driving me mad!

A:Desktop icons and Quick Launch problem

Right click on your desktop and got to Arrange Icons By:

What options have a check next to them?

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Went though a google search and I cant seem to get it back. Appreciate all thoughts, Thanks.

A:Quick Access - lost desktop as a location

Hi idainc,

Not sure if this is what you meant, but if you wanted to create another "Show Desktop" shortcut, then take a look at the below link. You should be able to create the shortcut and place it wherever you wanted, including the Quick Launch area.

Show Desktop Shortcut - Create in Windows 10
b1rd

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Hello, I'm new to this forum (because I have a problem with Vista that's frustrating me).

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So I did, and switched to AVG. The problem seems to be fine now.

So, here comes another problem...

I recently reinstalled Opera, due to the fact that a balloon notification kept saying something about a corrupted .exe file (or something along that line). However, now I cannot seem to be able to delete the desktop icon; doing so causes a dialoag to appear saying that Windows Explorer has stopped responding, and is sending information to Microsoft. Another dialog that pops up is that Windows Explorer has stopped working, and after, constantly refreshes the screen.

Please help! I'm becoming an angry man...

A:Cannot delete desktop/quick launch icons

Hi, download THIS then open it and go to where it shows in the pic and click on Remove unnecassery shortcuts this should get rid of any left over shortcuts you have.

Attachment 11988

Next click on the link in my sig and do as it says there. Hope that helps

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I am running XP Pro. I usually right click on the start button to get into explorer. I would like to make a shortcut on the desktop to get into explorer. Im sure there must be a simple way to do this.

apreciate the help!

Eli
 

A:[Solved] quick shortcut to desktop question

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I thought I was dragging the Real One Player icon out of the tray onto the desktop, but it turned out to be the Show Desktop icon from Quick Launch. (I'm new to XP.) I dragged it back into the quick launch area, but it only created a shortcut. The real, original icon remains on the desktop. And if I move (or delete) it, the shortcut does not work.

I had to restore it after deleting, and it returned to the desktop, not the Quick Launch. Also tried getting rid of the Quick Launch toolbar and rebooting, hoping it would reconfigure itself when I applied Quick Launch toolbar again - no luck. I read how to recreate the file in Notepad, and I guess I can do that, but...I ALREADY have the file and icon, everything I need, don't I?...except it's ON the desktop....
 

A:Show Desktop (Quick Launch problem)

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I use Desktop and Quick Launch toolbars. They were working fine but now when I run cursor over them, they show for about 1/2 second then disappear. Time showing is so brief that I can't use them. I am a relative novice.

I run current Norton 360 that has disk cleanup & registry cleanup. I also use the current Uniblue Power Suite with Registry cleaner/defrag, disk clean and a program to upgrade drivers. I don't know if these could have changed any settings to cause this problem. Any help would be appreciated. Thx, Bob

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I noticed with Desktop Background Slide show if I set it to 5 minutes it changes in like 2 minutes. I've timed it. For an hour it changes like in 20 minutes. It does on both My Windows 7 Ultimate and Home Premium. The time is somewhere off, anyone know how to fix this or experiencing this? Thanks

A:Desktop Background Slide Show Changes to Quick

It looks like a program you are using. Can you list the programs you run?

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Hello!

My Rig:
Service Pack 3, Windows XP, NVidia GeForce 8800GTS, AMD Phenom 8650 triple core processor, 2GB RAM

My Problem:
-after PC boots i can only access files on the desktop which are located on the desktop (i cant access shortcuts)
-Can't access My Computer but I CAN access a program called CCleaner (which is a shortcut...)
- I can only access all the files on the desktop after about 5 minutes or more.

Accidental things:
-I have started a Virus Scan (NOD32) and stopped it in 3 minutes (i justt stopped it for no reason), after that the the motherboard's 'CPU and fans' controller loads up(called abitEQ.exe- it loads up every time the PC loads desktop-thats normal) and after that i could access all my files on the desktop

My Question:
Why can't i access all the files on my desktop straight after the desktop loads up (and everything can be seen on the desktop)?
I could access it before. Why cant I now?

What I have tried:
-i recently did a registry clean but backed up the files, and after the above case started i restored taht registry, but it's still the same, same as said above.

Thank You for your support.

(P.S.:I hope you like the layout of the post )

A:cant access files on desktop-quick help needed

have you tried a System Restore to a prior date when all was working fine...?

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I have been trying to put a link to my desktop on my Quick Launch toolbar. For some strange reason teh icon disappeared and I cannot figure out how to get it back. I have tried everything. How can a find this a reestablish this onto my quick launch toolbar?
 

A:No link to Desktop on my quick luanch toolbar

You mean a shortcut to the desktop? All you need to do is create one on your desktop and drag it to the QuickLaunch bar.

If the "Show Desktop" shell command file is missing, extract the attached zip file and drag the contained file to QuickLaunch.
 

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Hi,

Just upgraded to Win7 from XP.

I've got an HP Deskjet D4360. I downloaded the latest print drivers from HP and installed all that.

However, printing anything without margins set (EG Emails from Outlook, or Web pages) the text on all four sides of the document will be cut off. See below - the first couple of letters are missing from the left of all paragraphs. And the "1" is missing form the "Page 1 of 1" on the right.

So it looks like Windows just need to scale down the whole page a bit....

Any suggestions???

A:[SOLVED] Printing - text gets cut off at sides

If you go into the printer main panel there should be an option to align or to realign. sometimes it's just two dots that move and you stop it when they're right over each other. Is this a new printer?

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I have tried searching everywhere and trying everything that I have found and nothing works.

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A:Black 1" gap on both sides of my screen

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I have 2 clones both with Asus motherboards, both have AMD Phenom X2 CPUs, 1 has 16GB of RAM and the other has 8GB of RAM, they are both using the onboard Realtech NIC and are wired to a Netgear Gigabit switch that connects to a Netgear FVS318v3 router. One system works fine, the other , not so much. It cannot get a DHCP address from the router although the other one has no problem getting an address. Neither do our 2 laptops and my Asus Transformer tablet.

The system that cannot get a DHCP IP, but when configured with a fixed IP it can see the network printer, it can see the other devices on the network, it can ping both sides of the router, but it cannot ping google.com. It CAN tracert to it however.

There are no devices in Device manager that are showing driver issues. I have downloaded the LAN driver package from Asus and reinstalled it. I have disabled Windows Firewall but still no luck connecting to anything outside my network. I am running AVG Anti Virus on both systems.

I have looked through many of the posts here and on other sites looking for a solution. Anyone have any ideas on where to look next?

[edit]
I just did a manual TCP\P reset and when I weht to restart the machine I noticed that there was a Microsoft update notification. After rebooting, still neither IE, Firefox or Chrome can connect to any site that I have tried. The DNS client service is running but I get a site not found message. This machine is using the same DNS servers as the ones that are co... Read more

A:Can ping both sides of router but cannot get to internet

sounds like a ISP issue. call your internet provider and see if they can tell if your connection is working.

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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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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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I have had an HP5 printer with a duplex unit for several years and I used to be able to set it to print duplex (both sides) by default. Since upgrading to Windows 2000 from Windows 98 about two years ago, I cannot get the printer to default to printing both sides. I must select this in the software every time I print.

I have the latest driver and I have set "DUPLEX=ON" on the printer's console. Still, it ignores my setting.

Any solution for this?
 

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I have connected my laptop to my tv using a3M Premium VGA SVGA 15pin Monitor Cable Lead Male to Male PC TV it displayes ok on the TV but the screen on my laptop goes black on both sides of the screen & the icons  shift around on the screen, I can still use the laptop but it is to hard to see & comes to full size when I remove the cable from my lap top. can you tell me what I need to do to get it to full screen on my  lap top. thank you

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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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Have i got to physically remove the paper turen it over and place back in tray to print on both sides? 

A:why can't i print automatically on both sides from word on a...

According to the review found HERE, that is the case.  From that review -The only real omission is lack of full duplex (two-sided) printing ? although there is a manual duplex option if you don?t mind standing by the printer and turning the pages over by hand. 

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Hey guys! I hope I am posting this in a correct section?!
So my problem is that when I want to print on both sides on my Windows 7 x64 it is suggesting only "Print on both sides (Manually)". But I want it automatically.
The printer types is HP Color LaserJet CP 2025dn. The printer itself is able to do this function, because the other computers in my network which has Windows xp have an option to print on both sides (not manually) automatically.
So I really don't get this, what's the matter? Windows 7? Printer?
Thank you very much

A:Print on both sides automatically on Windows 7

Hi Hikeman

This is a printer function rather than Windows. I'd try a driver update and then configure the printer.

Regards
UKMedia

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How do I get that button back on my quick lauch bar? I deleted it and now I miss it so much........
 

A:[SOLVED] show desktop button in quick launch

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I have two "show desktop" icons in quick launch. The problem is that if I remove one, the other stops working (regardless of which one I remove).

In properties the first "Show Desktop" icon is:

C:\Documents and Settings\Jeff\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

Type of file: WINDOWS EXPLORER COMMAND

The second is:

C:\Documents and Settings\Jeff\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

Type of file: SHORTCUT

Any idea how I can get back to having just one "show desktop" icon on my quick launch?

Thanks,

Jeff

EDIT: Oops, I think I fixed it - by deleting the one that's a shortcut. Would that be the recommendation?

A:Malware Put Two Show Desktop Icons On My Quick Launch Bar

I think I fixed it - by deleting the one that's a shortcutThat sounds about right. Maybe you created a shortcut by accident.Thanks for letting us know.

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Hello,I need help, my Desktop icon in Quick Launch is deleted, how to restore it? Someone please help. Thanks

A:[SOLVED] Desktop icon in Quick Launch deleted, Help!

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/190355

Please try the "Fix it" button on the above web page under 'solution'. I'm intrigued.

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I moved the Desktop Tile to the top left of the screen and once Windows logs you in, slap the space bar and bam! You're in.

A:A quick suggestion to get into Desktop view real quckly...

Nice. With multiple monitors, I haven't had to even think about that but, it appears to work just as nicely even there.

With multiple monitors, at this time in the development process, if I click on a different monitor and I don't have a Metro App running and focused, it has always brought the desktop back on the primary monitor (or the one to which I've switched Metro to via the built-in multi-monitor taskbar).

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The quick launch toolbar used to have a desktop button which has now disappeared. My operating system is Windows XP. Can someone please tell me how to get it back?
 

A:Solved: Quick Launch missing desktop button

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

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Hi I have a book of small book size 100 pages and I want to print this book on both sides of paper with two pages per side.

I am using windows XP and adobe acrobat reader XI version higher than 11.0 and a old printer.

I have tried to do this and print two pages on one side by selecting multiple option in layout but there is no zoom I mean very small letters were printed and the remaining space has been wasted.

Then in order to print even pages on one side and odd pages on other side I have tried to print even pages first but failed I mean all the pages have been printed including odd pages also.
For this I have followed instructions given in the page below
http://howtoprintdoublesided.com/how-to-print-double-sided-pdf/

Kindly suggest how the above two can be achieved at the same time.
Regards,
Rupesh.
 

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One of my computers started having ads popping up on the sides of web pages.  No one seems to know when it started or what they did.  I noticed that there was some kind of "key" browser adding and removed that but then noticed one called LyricsSing.  I was able to remove it from Chrome but IE will not let me disable it.  I assume it is causing the issue but I'm not sure.  How should I proceed?

A:Cannot remove LyricsSing IE addin and getting ads on the sides of webpages

Hello sj3vans
You were able to remove the browser add on?

Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.
Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.

Download TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.
Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.
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ADW Cleaner

Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.
Close all open programs and internet browsers.Do... Read more

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There are more and more white patches appearing on my laptop screen. How to resolve this? I tried calling hp support service singapore hotline but no one answers. My warranty is expiring soon. I need help asap.

A:White patches at both sides of laptop screen

Hi @yuensiong, Welcome to HP Forums! I have read your post and wanted to help. I understand that your got white patches on the laptop screen. Is the HP Support contact number you called is +65 6272 5300 (8:30am - 5:30pm Monday to Friday (excl Public Holiday)) in Singapore? Also, you can connect an external screen to the laptop to test if the problem is with the hardware or with the driver. If external screen works well, it is the hardware issue with the laptop screen, and the laptop screen need to be replaced. Let me know if you need further assistance. Regards,

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I have written the same thing in 10 colums in word 2007 but they
do not come out straight or inline with each other.

Example : As you can see they are not inline...Ignore the dot its the only way how to show you

It Looks Like
It Looks Like
.It Looks Like
It Looks Like
.It Looks Like
 

A:Solved: How do i set my paragraphs to be a straight and even line on both sides of th

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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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Full article here:

http://www.spywareinfo.com/articles/spyware/yahoo_toolbar.php

As many of you no doubt have heard, Yahoo! recently released a new toolbar which they claim detects and removes spyware. The toolbar uses technology licensed from Pest Patrol, the vendor of a popular antispyware product.

Unfortunately, it turns out that Yahoo! has decided to set the toolbar to ignore all so-called "adware". The toolbar forces the user specifically to set it to seek out adware. ................................................................

........................The reason for this decision appears to be the business relationship between Overture, which is owned entirely by Yahoo!, and the Claria corporation, which creates and distributes Gator. As it turns out, Yahoo!, through Overture, provides 31% of Claria's entire annual revenue.Click to expand...
 

A:Yahoo! playing both sides of the spyware issue

Wow. Thanks for the heads up. You just never know who's in bed with whom...who...whatever. I learn so much just dropping by and reading for a few minutes!!
 

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I've had my Compaq Presario SR1250NX for 1 1/2 years. It's a Pentium 4 using Windows XP. My monitor is a 17" flat screen (not panel).

About 2 weeks ago the monitor screen display started jumping in and out on both sides.

I set the refresh rate to its highest setting (85) and that helped but did not stop it, it just made it less frequent from happening every minute to every several minutes.

Nothing has changed in my home office electronically. My phone and cell phones are the same they've always been sitting in the same places. I haven't added any programs to my computer, just normal updates as they occur.

What could this be? What should I do next?

Thanks,
Blake
 

A:Monitor Screen Display Jumps In & Out on Sides

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Sounds like a monitor problem to me.

You need to try another monitor to confirm this.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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Dual monitors are set up in the control panel - display - screen resolution as Monitor 1 on the Left and Monitor 2 on the Right. The mouse moves between the monitors normally, stopping at the far right on monitor 2 and far left on Monitor 1. It all looks good.
Randomly during the day the mouse changes direction and starts moving between monitors in the opposite directions.
Any ideas what would cause this? Is it a combination of short cut keys?

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OK, I've been tearing my hair out on this one for a week. Here's the situation:

* Windows SBS 2003 Domain with Folder Redirection enabled for "My Documents", "Desktop" and "Application Data". We are not using Roaming Profiles.
* Domain user running Windows Vista Business 32 bit on a Dell XPS M1330 laptop.
* This particular user has no issues using his laptop while online (connected to the company network).
* When he boots his laptop offline (away from the office network) and logs in, his desktop wallpaper is missing as well as his Quick Launch Icons. The space is there for these, just no icons.

This behaviour started right after recreating his profile directory on the laptop (not on the server share).

Major things I have done:
* There is nothing in any of the logs to indicate a problem
* I have already checked and the Quicklaunch folder is syncing and available while offline (\\server\share\%user%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch)
* I have done a "Repair Installation" (upgrade) of Vista, no effect
* I have done a Complete re-install from scratch, no effect
* If this user logs into a different laptop (also Vista Business 32 bit) while offline, there is no problem
* If the user logs onto the problem laptop while offline WITH NETWORKING TURNED OFF (no wireless, no hard wire), there is no problem.
* Logged in and with the Quick Launch Icons and Wallpaper missing, if the Quick Launch Toolbar is disabled,... Read more

A:Quick Launch Icons, Desktop Wallpaper initally gone when offline

Do you have other machines with this same configuration that work? How does he log in when he is "offline"? Does he login to the domain using cached credentials? If he is connected to a network I can see why it wouldn't work, I'm sure it's going out and looking for his settings. I am assuming these folder redirections are being done with group policy?

Have you tried deleting the user from active directory and resetting it up? Or maybe login as a different user on the laptop and see if it acts the same way? If a different user has no problem with that laptop, then I would say it is something in his login that is hosed up. I guess that would be one way to narrow it down to the laptop (which you have reloaded so I would assume not) or with active directory.
 

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Hey,
I can't get my head around this: on my desktop were internet has always been working fine has started to be really really slow (I can't navegate). I have tried repairing the network, deleting temp's, restarting the router, changing my MAC... nothing seems to do the trick. I suspect something is blocking my system. I have xp SP3 on my desktop and internet runs flawlessly on linux on my portable. I'm really close on changing OS forever (it's a pity I'm a gamer).

Here is my HJT log:

Thanks!!!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:42:28, on 29/08/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Archivos de programa\ESET\ESET Smart Security\egui.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\FRAPS\FRAPS.EXE
C:\Archivos de programa\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
C:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
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I'm running Windows 7 RC on my desktop, and ever since yesterday, the focus of the mouse seems to be stuck on the desktop...

Not sure how to explain. My startup programs run, but I can't click on them. I can launch programs through shortcuts (ie, the start menu, or ctrl+shift+esc), but as soon as I click, the focus switches out from them and goes back to the desktop...

Any ideas?

A:Stuck on the desktop...

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Khuffie


I'm running Windows 7 RC on my desktop, and ever since yesterday, the focus of the mouse seems to be stuck on the desktop...

Not sure how to explain. My startup programs run, but I can't click on them. I can launch programs through shortcuts (ie, the start menu, or ctrl+shift+esc), but as soon as I click, the focus switches out from them and goes back to the desktop...

Any ideas?


Try other mouse. You'll know if it is the problem or not.

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I am not able to change the backround on my desktop. I had a photo as my desktop with icons over it. The photo is still on the computer and it appears to be behind what is now my desktop. The desktop is currently a solid color which I am able to change using my control panel but the computer does not allow me to change anything else. I cannot scroll down the avaliable options much less choose a photo.
 

A:desktop is stuck

Hi,

Try this:

Open up the Registry editor by going to Start => Run and typing in regedit

Navigate to this key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Software
Microsoft
Windows
CurrentVersion
Policies
System

Look for a String in the right-hand pane called Wallpaper. If it's there, probably pointing to the path to an image file, note down this path so you can delete the file later. Now right-click on Wallpaper and Delete it.
 

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New computer working fine. However, would like to diagnose and fix old computer with problem not found on the www:

Old HP Pavilion 8750c, with Windows 98SE, is stuck in "on" position, and nothing works. Have tried everything...power button seems inop - also, mouse and keyboard unresponsive - monitor asks "video cable connected?"

Multiple attempts to boot following insertion of power cord into socket (also with all peripherals disconnected) same result. Even tried a cd and a recovery disc trying to lure the computer into taking the bait, but sadly, the indicator light goes amber after a few spins of the disc.

Ever experience anything like this? Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
 

A:HP Desktop stuck

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Hi guys, i am using win7 ultimate with lg 32' tv as monitor, but since yesterday it has started showing black handles on the the sides.

I have tried changing the resolution but its not helping.

i use win7 ultimate.

Thnx for looking

A:LG 32" monitor showing black handles on sides

Try using the 'Auto-Adjust' button on the front of the LCD monitor

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How do I get rid of the two black rectangular boxes on the sides of the computer screen when playing Flight Simulator X

A:Flight Simulator X have black rectangular boxes on sides

Try increasing the screen resolution on the game to the maximum. This can be done through the game settings. If this works/doesn't work please reply

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First, is it possible to print on both sides of a sheet of paper in Word 2000?
Second, is it possible to print on both sides of a sheet of paper in Word 2000 using Mail Merge?
The Microsoft website and Word 2000 help did not offer any solutions. Thank you.
 

A:Word 2000 Printing Both sides/Mail Merge

First of all, when you say print two sided, do you mean in one pass through the printer? That depends on the printer: is it a duplex printer and do you have the appropriate driver for it? If you're not sure, you can put the make and model here and we can probably figure it out. Generally, you can just go to the web site or the owner's manual for its capabilities.

Second, a document, mailmerge or otherwise, does not care whether you print it one- or two-sided.
 

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Hi guys, I have a quick question regarding some games I am trying to play. I just got a new laptop, it's a cheapo - Asus K200MA, 11.6" screen, running Windows 8.1. No graphics card or anything, but it's powerful enough to play older games. I am trying to play Half Life and Elderscrolls 3 Morrowind but I have the same problem with each game. When I start the game I have black margins, approx. 1 inch on both sides of the screen, so it's not displaying in full screen mode. I have tried some fixes like going to screen resolution/advanced/IntelHD Graphics Control Panel/Maintain Display Scaling but it doesn't work. I am not sure if this is a problem with my monitor or with windows 8.1. It's a generic monitor so it doesn't have a lot of options. I've searched for a while but can't find any solutions online. Can anyone help? Thanks so much.

Cheers,
 

A:Games won't play in full screen...black margins on both sides

The only thying I can think of is that your gaming res isnt set to your native desktop res. I know that you said you have looked at this, bu tI suggest checking, see what your desktop res is, and make sure that games have the same setting. I play HL and dont get black margins, so I know that it will run properly.
 

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hinge on envy notebook and case craking ,from normal use ,out of warranty ,see other hinge problems posted ,defective hinges ,used in notebook ,product problem ,issu should be fix with or without warranty ,bad service ,not to fix none issues,at no charge note works and like it but shoud not have to pay 300 dollers to fix ,defective issues

A:envy notbook computer hinges a case both sides falling apart

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Can someone please help me? We had a power surge and when I turn my husbands computer on it freezes on the desktop background with no Icons at all and I can't do anything at all there isn't anything but a picture. This is a VPR MATRIX computer and running Windows XP. PLEASE HELP.
 

A:stuck on desktop no Icons

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I have a laptop running windows and basically the desktop and icons are mostly missing. I can find the desktop in the users folder with all the icons. In the right bottom corner on boot up it mentions in a quick box that goes away that you are using a temp desktop and that you change it and it will not stay that way and it does not save changes to it.
 

A:Temp Desktop Stuck

If you do a System Restore to a point prior to your problem, it will restore your desktop to that date. Hopefully, you have been doing system backups regularly. If not, you may still have old restore points due to installations and Windows update.

To run System Restore: type "system restore" without quotes in the Search Box in the Windows start menu and the program will appear above. Click on it and it will bring up the program where you can view old system backup dates and again hopefully restore to one immediately before your problem started.
 

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That huge blue bar on the left. My 2 year old brother was banging on the keyboard and mouse and it came up. What is it, and how do I get rid of it?

A:Weird bar stuck on desktop.

Try this
Right click on the taskbar, click "toolbars"
Uncheck whicheveer toolbar pertains

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I have Windows XP and I've been experiencing a strange computer problem. I recently did a fresh format thinking this would fix the issue. Well it didn't so I'm guessing this is an hardware issue with one of my hard drives. My primary hard drive does make sounds when booting up.

The issue:
I turn the computer on and it gets stuck when it gets to the desktop. It seems to try loading programs to run in the background but they can't load. My computer doesn't freeze up but I can't open any programs, folder or anything. So I do a Ctrl-Alt-Delete, go to Shut Down and log off. Then I get an explorer.exe error so I have click End Now. Then log in and everything is fine. This is the only fix I was able to find and I'm an ex-computer technician so it's not like I'm a beginner.

I'm pretty sure this issue has caused a lot of the other problems I had before I did a format so I would hate to leave my computer like this. I had a lot of currupted files that crashed my DVD burning software and Yahoo Instant Messenger. I'm about to start DJing for an internet radio station and I can't keep formatting. PLEASE HELP!!
 

A:Gets stuck on the desktop when loading...

Just discovered that my Yahoo Instant Messanger still won't work!
 

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Windows XP Home, SP 2. Yesterday, the desktop icons stopped moving in response to the mouse. I can create a new icon, but cannot place it where I want. This is not auto-arrange. They will not move at all.

I know I have read about this somewhere, but a Google search does not turn up anything relevant.

Suggestions?
 

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Okay,
I have a desktop icon that was an old excel file. I deleted the file and the icon stayed. I have tried refreshing desktop, click and drag to recycle bin, archiving with zip and winrar and delete after archive, run a registry clean, check registry for file and still not able to get this thing off my desktop. Does anyone have a fix for this or is it a win 7 x64 pro bug?

A:Stuck desktop icon

When you try to delete the icon what does it say?

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