Forum discussion tagged with IE7.
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    Is it normal for my CPU fan RPM to be quite a bit higher while web browsing?

    I noticed that at least one of my computer fans would get quite a bit louder when loading web pages. I searched for a monitoring program and settled on HWiNFO64. It turns out that it was my CPU fan speed increasing making the noise. My CPU RPM is around 850-900 right now, but when I start...
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    Computer not Recognizing Ethernet Cable

    Hey all, I've been trying to connect my desktop to our router recently, and dug up some old Cat5 cable with some caps. Two other computers in the house have been wired with the stuff by hand, and have experienced no issues. For whatever reason, though, my computer will not acknowledge that the...
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    Will my laptop struggle with high settings modern games?

    Specs: CPU: Intel Core i7 4710MQ Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit RAM: 8GB Corsair 1600mhz Vengeance Sodimm (2x4GB) Hard Drive: 1TB S-ATAIII 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB
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    how to fix BOOTMGR IS MISSING

    I don how it happened my laptop was working well and suddenly shut down and i cant get back again...when i open it BOOTMGR IS MISSING CLICK CTRL+ALT+DELETE
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    A good pc for gaming and a question regarding ssd.

    Hey all.. First time in here and I hope i don't mess it up . Well below are the few parts I have my mind set on. Im building this pc for gaming and simple office works used at home tho. mobo : asus maximus VI hero CPU : intel i7 4770k GPU : GTX 560 ti ( already have this ) RAM : CASING ...
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    dos prompt net send text messages to XP computers on home ..

    Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?) I have a small home network and send small text messages between XP computers on the network. I hit start then run and type in command to get the dos prompt to appear. At the dos prompt I type net send and the name of the PC...
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    How do you do a clean install of win 7 on Dell c640?

    Hello, How is it possible to do a clean install of windows 7 on a dell c640 laptop after upgrading to 1 GB memory, 120 GB HDD? There is no USB boot option, no DVD drive upgrade!
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    Mobile Phone Chat forum

    Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?) Would someone please tell me if there is such a thing as "Chat forums for mobile phone users" please? (preferably Samsung) Many thanks -- George&Ade
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    Is it OK to have an AGP graphics card AND a PCI one?

    Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?) Can someone tell me: is it OK to have an AGP graphics card AND a PCI one? I want to have 3 monitors. Will this arrangement cause any problems? Thanks. OM
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    Recovering (decrypting) efs files after a machine failure

    Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?) Greetings! My laptop died, an important file was left encrypted by my foolishness. Luckily, the disk (all user profiles, data) was spared, and I was able to mount the laptop disk on my desktop. However, I kept getting...
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    Change name of system folder to match name of user account..

    Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?) I changed my name on my user account, but the old name for the Documents folder did not change. It is still listed as my wife's name when I pull the directory up on windows explorer. It is the name listed under Documents...
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    Two hard drives?

    Archived from groups: (More info?) I have my computer all upgraded and ready to rock and roll for converting/editing/putting to DVD all of my old 8mm and vhs home movies but I have a question about my new additional 200gb hard drive (internal) I added. To...
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    Nvidia geforce gt 630m (code 43)

    A few days ago i installed windows 8 on my computer but i hated it so i went back to windows 7 and now my graphics card is showing this error (windows has stopped this device code 43) i have tried uninstalling and installing the driver again and i don't know what do to
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    Yet another "help me build a gaming rig"

    Hi all, I just wrote a massive post, but it was just ramblings. So far, I've decided on the following, but I am open to suggestions: (EDIT -- SEE MY REPLY) I don't really have a budget, as I have a bit of extra cash at the moment, but I don't want to go crazy - £700/$1100 or so would be...
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    How do I add a delay time between startup programs that lo..

    Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?) I would like to add about 5 seconds of time before the next startup program attempts to load when the computer starts. Some of the programs try to load before the previous one is done and this is causing some of...
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    Will a 3rd gen core i3 be enough for casual gaming?

    i will be probably playing nba 2k13 and nfs most wanted 2. and if possible, try (just try) newer titles like battlefield, crysis 2 or 3 and call of duty. will i3 be enough if i have a decent graphics card? or should i go fon an i5?
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    How to get unallocated space instead of free space

    how can i get unallocated space instead of free space???
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    I did a simple restore that lost several important files

    Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?) I did a basic restore, but when it was over I had the folders that my information was in, however the files were all gone. I tried to restore at a later date to see if they would be there but I am only limited to go back...
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    ReQ. Win XP drivers for Ashton Digital Passport 2100 laptop

    Archived from groups: (More info?) I mainly need the motherboard drivers but if someone could post the iso of the cd with all the drivers on it that woud be great ... thx
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    Problems after I rid my computer of adware...

    Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?) I believe that I may have deleted a line in my registry pertaining to the function of the "Hide Icons" utility in my taskbar. It's quite annoying having a ton of icons showing and not being hidden. I was silly...
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    XP Pro SP2 - Tape Media Not Recognized

    Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?) I am running XP Pro SP2. My Seagate ATAPI 20BG Travan (Specific model tape drive is unimportant) tape drive is seen by the OS (POST, Device Manager and the Removable Storage Manager under Libraries as Seagate...
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    WinXP SP2 and ZoneAlarm Firewall

    Archived from groups: alt.privacy.spyware,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin,microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?) Too All: I just installed WinXP SP2 by way of the CD that I ordered for free from MS. So far, the only problem that I have is...
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    Cloning XP hard drive

    Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?) How do I prepare my XP system for cloning? Perhaps someone could just point me to where I can locate the instructions for this specific configuration so I can avoid re-authentication problems. Thanks.
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    Strange disk partitions in Sony Note Book

    Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?) My son has a Sony PCG-GRT360ZG Note Book with WXP pro. The disk is partitioned into three. A 5G primary partition (no drive letter) with only 377MB free (says EISA CONFIG). A primary partition (drive C) with 15G, and 4.8G...
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    Take a 5471 apart?

    Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?) Hi, A friends PC has got trashed and I am unable to install windows again. before I use the Restore CD I need to backup their data. Tried Laplink in DOS but this will not work. Compaq support suggested that I install another HD with...
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    Windows Fire Wall

    Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?) after Installing Sp 2 I Got An Error Turning On Windows FireWall It Says Windows Cannot Start The Windows Fire Wall Internet Connection Sharing ( ICS) Service
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    Netscape taken control of toolbar

    Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?) Outlook express is set as my default email. Explorer is also default web browser. I have even reset it just to make sure. However, when I try and send a link or page from IE Netscape opens up and is the default from the...
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    Upgrade drivers or not

    Hello, I have a one-year old HP desktop PC (Windows 7) in which I recently upgraded the graphics card to a GTX460 for gaming. I keep its driver regularly updated via the Nvidia website. Should I be updating the other PC drivers however, particularly the Realtek audio driver, if the various...
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    Quality of Dell TFTs

    Archived from groups: (More info?) I recently bought a Dell Dimension, but the TFT screen seems to be rather poor quality. I had a Samsung SyncMaster 172 V, around £275, before that was clear, but this Dell screen seems to be a bit cheap. Text and photos don't apear as...
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    Firefox interferes with old windows media player (wmv files)

    I want to play/watch wmv media/video files using the old version of windows media player 'mplayer2.exe' found at the following location on computer: c:\ program files\ windows media player\ mplayer2.exe However whenever I try to open a wmv file using mplayer2.exe, the mplayer2 program...
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    Archived from groups: (More info?) I am running IE6 on two machines, one with win 2000 pro > and the other win win xp pro. I can not get the links in > the video to open. The video player loads but the links > will not open and play. I have a broadband...
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    Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?) hi does anyone know what event id 2508 means?it comes up in event viewer but i cannot find any info on the microsoft help pages.the problem i am having is that web pages do not load when i am connected to the internet.
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    USB to 3.5mm Female Audio Stereo Microphone Adapter

    So I just got my Skullcandy Hesh 2.0 headset with the in-line mic only to realize that I can't use the mic on a PC since it uses a single 3.5mm plug for both the audio and mic. I really don't want to return it so I was trying to find an adapter and I found these two...
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    Multi-issue: activation, upgrade

    I updated my Win XP system with a newer mobo, graphics & proc. It says i need to re-activate windows. I also want to upgrade to Win 8. Soooooo... Do i need to/ should I reactivate XP before upgrading? Will there be issues upgrading Win XP with so much stuff updated? I'd like to load Win...
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    can't find post - urgent help please

    Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?) Hi' all, I'm new to computers and I have XP home. I posted a message to a newsgroup somewhere here but I can't find it there are so many but it was an xp one, and I'm sure it was was internet explorer one. Anyway, I can't...
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    System Beep Instead of the correct sound in control panel

    Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?) Hello All, I have a very annoying problem with the sounds on my windows xp pro pc. Everytime a receive an email or add/remove my pocket pc from its dock, the system speaker BEEPS very loud. I have looked in the 'Sounds...
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    Eight Ball Deluxe question

    Archived from groups: (More info?) My Eight Ball Deluxe has sound that is OK but there is no voice. Everything else seems OK. Any suggestions? Tom
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    looking for a TOM complete plastic set and a set of ramps

    Archived from groups: (More info?) hello all. I'm looking for a TOM complete plastic set and a set of ramps. Thanks for the help Jim
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    Which of these three webcams @ $20-25?

    Hello, What's the best? Planning on Skyping, taking pictures, but nothing too intense. Seems like some don't like the Lifecam's autofocus? Oh, and running Win7 64bit, Cable connection w/ 25mbps down 3-4mbps up. HP 3110...
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    Problems with guest account

    Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?) I had a friend stay with me and tried to use the guest account (XP home) but two problems arose: 1] He had no access to my modem so could not dial into his ISP account. All the dialup icons were greyed out. 2] every time...