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  • (vanity) Need help transferring contents of an SD card created on a Windows PC to a MacBook Air

    11/30/2016 5:52:29 AM PST · by ETL · 58 replies
    Hi all, I'm trying to transfer some files I have on a micro-SD card to a friend's MacBook Air. I used my Windows-based PC to fill the card and when I insert it into the Mac the Mac doesn't recognize it (it doesn't show up on the desktop or by clicking "Find"). I talked to someone from BestBuy's GeekSquad on the phone last night and they said that Macs can't read cards unless they're formatted in something called "Fat 32". They said I could reformat the card while it's inserted in the Mac, or, if I recall correctly, on a...
  • Tech help needed

    01/27/2016 7:39:46 AM PST · by conservativesister · 46 replies
    I have an old XP computer that I need to keep running and something updated and I've lost all printer drivers My error message is: Operation could not be completed. The print spooler service is not running. I've tried system restore and it doesn't fix it. I've tried to download drivers and spooler. Any suggestions........and I'm not getting rid of this computer there are things I can do on XP that I can't begin to figure out how to do on Windows 7 which is on the rest of my computers.
  • Computer help viewing this site

    03/08/2014 6:15:50 PM PST · by Java4Jay · 32 replies
    Running Windows 7 with IE 11. On this site all the fonts are very small making it hard to read. Yes I can zoom to make it readable but that makes all the other sites too large. I'm logged in and tried using sidebar config but no joy. Help would be appreciated.
  • Problems with Internet Explorer

    04/13/2013 5:22:49 AM PDT · by quintr · 54 replies
    Am having trouble with Internet Explorer. Is anyone else experience problems with this browser. Return key won't work when typing emails and some attachments won't download with a note that there's a problem with IE. Any suggestions?
  • (Vanity) My laptop died, need cheap OS

    09/05/2012 9:02:46 AM PDT · by GeronL · 207 replies
    My Toshiba Satellite L305 has crapped out. It did not come with the reinstallation disk. I can get a new hard drive but I need an O/S. It is too old to run Windows 7, which I can't really afford. Does anyone know where I can buy a Windows Vista Home Premium (or sumtin') disk or product key for a good price?
  • Software Advice Needed

    08/14/2012 3:09:44 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 23 replies
    Former Fetus
    OK, so I am NOT one of FR's photoshop artists! For years, all I have used has been Broderbund's PrintShop that came free with something else I was buying. For years I used it to make birthday cards, banners...We moved recently and I need to make some changes to my husband's business card. Since I got a new computer around Christmas, I tried to install Print Shop, just to find out that when I click on "install" nothing happens, absolutely nothing! There seems to be dozens of free software that can be downloaded to make business cards, I just don't...
  • New Mac Old Dell/W98 any uses

    07/31/2012 8:06:06 AM PDT · by CGASMIA68 · 54 replies
    today | me
    Finally after 12 yrs a new puter. After I stumble over the learning curve,transfer every thing, can the old be utilized for any thing or should I just pull the HD and trash it. It runs W98 with Work Suit 2000. Theres a bit of hoarder in me
  • Computer help needed...PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    07/29/2012 1:25:08 PM PDT · by trussell · 157 replies
    7/29/12 | trussell
    HELP PLEASE. My laptop computer suddenly went blue screen of death with a message that some error was detected and windows was being disabled (or shut down) to protect my computer. I rebooted, same thing. I unplugged, pulled the battery and waited, then plugged it all back in and again, same message. I tried to start in safe option came up to "repair your computer", I chose that option. It says "windows is installing files", then the "microsoft windows" with the scrolling lights, then the same blue screen message. So, I tried in safe mode again, only choosing safe...
  • Norton Question

    03/21/2012 10:06:00 AM PDT · by pabianice · 29 replies
    My PC | 3/21/12
    I have Norton 360 installed (yes, I now know that was a mistake; it shreds all available memory). I want to try another program but Norton will not allow me to install any other such program. How do I deactivate Norton to try something else? Thanks.
  • Help Vanity: Fixing damage from Virus (can't access Regedit)

    12/23/2011 11:13:55 AM PST · by GeronL · 113 replies
    I have kind of done this before. I have been working to delete a virus all morning on this borrowed computer. I think I have succeeded in the main. The problem is the virus did cause some problems. Some exe files will not execute. It is probably a registry value that has been changed. This is a BORROWED computer. I was using it when it apparently got infected. So I have a duty to fix this. It an an EEPC netbook running Windows XP. So the registry value at exe in the command line should be what? SO how do...
  • Tech Help, please

    12/29/2011 10:21:39 AM PST · by pabianice · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Running Windows XP on Dell GX-280. Have Realtek RTL series wireless internet USB plug installed. When I reboot the computer, the wireless connection fails and I have to re-enter the network setup and re-enter the wireless password key again to reconnect. Sometimes several times. How can I prevent this from happening? I have tried both with the firewall active and deactivated. Thanks.
  • Do you have an e-machine?

    12/23/2011 8:43:09 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 81 replies
    Former Fetus
    Hi! It's me again, the technologically-challenged mom. My Dell Dimension has been warning me for weeks now that it is about to go to the big junkyard in the sky. Since it is 4 years old, my husband is insisting that I get me a new PC. Problem is, righ after Christmas shopping, the last thing I want to do is to spend more money. But then, I can't get much done with a PC that keeps freezing every 10-15 min! I have been pricing PCs. Originally I wanted to get another Dell, so as to use my monitor, mouse......
  • Harddrive Crash (looking for help)

    05/30/2011 9:08:08 AM PDT · by Outlaw Woman · 116 replies
    05/30/2011 | ow
    Harddrive Failure Start up menu is empty (No outlook express, no list of program files) but still has My Computer on it. OS XP Home Pentium R D 2 80GHz
  • Why Does come up when I refresh FR page?

    04/03/2011 12:51:50 PM PDT · by WHATNEXT? · 20 replies
    I downloaded Adobe Flash Player after Googling it.
  • My virus, trojan, malware experience..and resolution

    03/29/2011 11:26:05 AM PDT · by Professional · 114 replies
    03/29/2011 | Professional
    Last week I got hit with a nasty set of viruses, malware, and trojans. One of the first things I did, was to check out Freerepublic to get some free advice. Unfortunately, it didn't help much, so I've decided to try and add some value here for folks that have something similar happen to them. My problems began, by using Google searches for information pertaining to the Japan Earthquake. Now, I suspect that part of these internet virus scams, is to embed the trouble in searches that are very popular at any given time. I took the advice of this...
  • Undelivered E-Mail Notice for Mail Never Sent? Whats Up?

    09/06/2010 8:36:26 PM PDT · by Don@VB · 38 replies
    9-6-10 | Don
    I just started getting notices from my email service for failure to deliver mail I didn't send; to addresses I dont recognize and apparently (according to Yahoo mail) dont exist. Is this a scam? All the addresses that are reportedly non existant are to Yahoo email addresses. Any Ideas appreciated!
  • Computer QUESTION: About "!A2"

    08/11/2010 2:55:05 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 28 replies · 1+ views
    My Firewall/Antivirus detected an infection of the "!A2" and says it's: A malicious trojan horse or bot that may represent security risk for the compromised system and/or its network environment. I tried to block it and delete the infected files, but that just set off an attack against my computer, which caused me to reload from backup several times. How do I get rid of this nightmare, and prevent it from coming back?
  • Safari Crashes on (Mac help)

    08/30/2009 11:54:58 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 37 replies · 1,879+ views
    Mac Freepers I need your help! Every time I load, Safari loads 3/4 of the way, then crashes. These are the plug-ins I have now: -MoveNetworks Quantum Media Player -iPhotoPhotocast -Java Plug-in for Cocoa -Shockwave for Director -QuickTime Plug-in 7.6 -PhotoCenterPlugin1.1.2.2 -Quartz Composer Plug-In -Flip4Mac Windows Media Plugin 2.2.1 -Flip4Mac Windows Media Web Plugin 2.2.1 -Verified Download Plugin -Shockwave Flash -Microsoft Office Live Plug-in -QuickTime Plug-In 7.6 -DivX Web Player I already tried "resetting" Safari in the menu. Please help! Safari works so well, but I always forget and go to hotair and then it crashes all my windows....
  • "Windows Genuine Advantage Notification"--is this for real? (vanity)

    06/14/2009 12:04:35 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 45 replies · 1,793+ views
    What is WGA Notifications? Genuine Microsoft Software Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications is a program that helps Microsoft fight software piracy and helps you validate that the copy of Microsoft Windows XP installed on your computer is genuine and properly licensed. By confirming that your copy of Windows XP is genuine, you can take advantage of all the capabilities, support, and continuous improvements—as well as the peace of mind—that come with using genuine Windows. If your copy is not genuine, WGA Notifications will provide periodic reminders to help you take the appropriate action. It's part of Microsoft's commitment to fight software...
  • 21 Essential Steps to Make Your PC Better/Faster/Stronger

    05/28/2009 11:24:21 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 85 replies · 3,357+ views
    MaximumPC ^ | 05/28/09 at 11:30:40 AM | Gordon Mah Ung
    A sucker buys a new PC at the first signs of a slowdown. A savvy power user gives his aged PC a fighting chance for redemption. From tweaking your OS to compressing files to overclocking your videocard or CPU, there are plenty of ways to tune up a computer, and none require a trip to Bob’s House of New PCs. Follow along this step-by-step as we show you 21 of our favorite techniques for making a PC better, stronger, and faster — for free. These essential tweaks and tune-ups range from common-sense caretaking measures to practical adjustments that you'd be...
  • Help! Virus has the best of me. And is exposing my kids to constant penis enlargement ads.

    03/21/2009 7:08:22 AM PDT · by Minn · 69 replies · 2,593+ views
    The laptop in the house, which is currently the only computer in the house, has a bad virus/trojan/dropper that seems to have me beat. All clicks on Google are redirected to phony yellow pages. Most banner ads on normal sites are replaced with ads for a penis enlargement product (as if I need that). All communication with McAfee or attempts to download, update or reinstall McAfee fail. McAffe's instructions for disabling the virus by messing with IP address flushing do no good. I'm hesitant to completly start over on this computer. It's an HP OEM machine that didn't come with...
  • Freeper Help Needed: WinXP Problem [Vanity]

    03/13/2009 10:55:58 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 31 replies · 546+ views
    Friday the 13th. - woooooo! | Slings and Arrows
    For some reason, when I choose the File >> New command from a WinXP folder, making a new text file is no longer listed as an option. Does anyone know how I can get it back, please? I can still make text files via word processor, but not being able to right-click and make one instantly is a major PITA.
  • Anyone with extensive computer knowledge?(vanity)

    10/09/2008 4:20:08 AM PDT · by Gator_that_eats_Dems · 21 replies · 452+ views
    Is there anyone that can help me out? I am not a computer tech so it's kinda like website updates for dummies. I have to install a newer updated version for security reasons. Thanks!!!
  • The Computer is Broken. Seems to be Circling the Drain in a Loop. TECH PING LIST SUPERSTARS

    03/02/2008 3:52:23 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 199 replies · 662+ views
    03.02.08 | chickensoup
    Help! Came home last night. Turned on the trusty computer and up came a long message, white on black saying: We apologize for the inconvience but Windows did not start successflly... with several option to start. None of them work. It then loops to the windows xp screen Then to an ad for the mainboard then to a scan devices screen then to some sort of listing This morning there was a listing that on each line named had a number of the programs I run at the end of each line. It has not come up this time. The...
  • Need help on a virus attack

    02/24/2008 11:32:35 AM PST · by Krankor · 53 replies · 254+ views
    2/24/08 | krankor
    Any experts on virus protection? I have McAfee VIRUS PROTECTION, but I also have a big time vundo virus infection which I can't get rid of. The techs at McAfee give advice and downloads which do nothing. Is there a better virus protection which will- get rid of my vundo and protect me from another attack? Help. Help. Help. Thank you.
  • WindowsXP Gurus - I Need Your Help

    01/24/2008 6:32:07 AM PST · by savedbygrace · 145 replies · 254+ views
    I need help. Out of the blue, my WindowsXP (SP2) system has gone crazy. It is frequently giving me a warning message in the System Tray that says: Windows - Delayed Write Failed Windows was unable to save all the data for the file D:/$BitMap. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere. That file is apparently hidden, but revealing hidden files doesn't show it. My WinXP volume is on C:/ and the D:/ drive volume is for data files. I've...
  • Computer Tech Question: If I have Norton Anti-virus, do I also need SpySweeper?

    11/23/2007 8:19:38 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 124 replies · 520+ views
    Self | November 23, 2007 | PJ-Comix
    Okay, a question for you techies out there. I just renewed my Norton Anti-virus system and the renewal for my SpySweeper is coming up as well. Is it necessary to have SpySweeper also? If Norton Anti-Virus is sufficient then it doesn't make sense to renew SpySweeper. Some have said they might even be interfering with each other. So to renew or not to renew SpySweeper? That is the question.
  • Nasty PDF exploit runs wild

    10/23/2007 7:58:32 PM PDT · by james500 · 51 replies · 112+ views
    The Register ^ | Wednesday 24th October 2007 00:57 GMT | Dan Goodin
    A day after Adobe patched a serious security hole in its Reader and Acrobat programs, miscreants are flooding email inboxes with malware-tainted PDF files that try to remotely hijack vulnerable computers. The malware, identified by Symantec researchers as Trojan.Pidief.A, is included in PDF files attached to a "fair number of emails," according to this blog entry. The spam typically targets specific businesses or organizations. Adobe issued a patch for the vulnerability on Monday. The revelation of in-the-wild exploits underscores the importance of updating immediately. A patch for Reader is available here; an Acrobat update is available here. Emails typically arrive...
  • Computer Help Needed! (Vanity)

    10/11/2007 6:43:36 AM PDT · by metesky · 31 replies · 434+ views
    N/A ^ | 10/11/07 | me
    My wife just got a Windows automatic update for Windows Vista. The problem is that her machine is running XP.She tried to reject the update but the machine automatically re-started and now she's getting messages like "No operating system found". We're both just users with not a clue of what to do.
  • Need expett input (from computer geeks)

    05/24/2007 10:05:58 PM PDT · by raygun · 25 replies · 1,523+ views
    self | 25 May 07 | self
    I need some input for a problem that will surely drive me mad. I have a P4V4X mobo with an Adaptec 2940UW PCI card. I have a two connection "wide" ribbon-cable that connects two Fujitsu SCSI HDD's. My problem is that when I try to make Norton images of either partions or drives, either the source or the destination drives get messed up. If I'm lucky, simple FAT table mismatch is the Howeever, I've seen occurances of FAT cross-linked entries where the files implicated have been tnings I'd not accessed in ages. I bid on replacement drives at eBay. I...
  • Computer tech help needed...

    05/04/2007 11:18:42 AM PDT · by pandemoniumreigns · 57 replies · 629+ views
    Tech help needed, browsers will not open any site but google...
  • Need Technical Advice

    04/28/2007 5:08:46 PM PDT · by joesbucks · 16 replies · 789+ views
    Anyone know how to capture streaming audio and video? Have some items I would love to save to disk but don't how and what to use to capture them.
  • Lenovo recalls 100,000 laptop batteries

    03/01/2007 3:03:20 PM PST · by xcamel · 6 replies · 408+ views
    businessweek ^ | March 1, 2007 | STEVE HARTSOE
    Lenovo Inc. recalled about 100,000 laptop computer batteries Thursday, warning that they could overheat and cause a fire. The battery recall was the second for the company in the past six months and comes as Lenovo, the world's No. 3 computer maker, tries to gain ground on its better-known competitors. The latest recall involves batteries made by Japan's Sanyo Electric Co. and follows four reports of overheating. In one case, a user suffered minor eye irritation, the company said. The Chinese PC maker, which has its world headquarters in Research Triangle Park, said consumers should stop using the recalled products...
  • Computer question.

    03/09/2007 6:56:37 PM PST · by LouAvul · 16 replies · 441+ views
    me ^ | 3/9/07
    Thursday I lost the video feed on my computer. Long story-short: The only way to get it up and running was to install a new video card and and new monitor. What kind of phenomenon would cause that? Thanx.

    03/06/2007 5:05:21 AM PST · by rirepublican · 33 replies · 509+ views
    03-13-07 | rirepublican
    I need some suggestions before I reinstall the operating system. When I boot my computer I get a black screen. I can operate in safe mode.
  • Start-up program help

    10/20/2006 9:28:30 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 16 replies · 358+ views
    none ^ | 20. October 2006 | none
    Operating system: Windows XP (Home) How do I get this infernal Adobe Photoshop Starter Edition 3.0 from auto-starting every time I boot up? I've tried everything but regedit, and frankly I don't want to. Windows Defender gives me the opportunity to remove/disable it from start-up, but the darn thing keeps coming back. Please post any comments relating to cleaning-up the Start-up function below; I have a lot to learn.
  • Internet Q: Can one WhoIs search by registrant's name?

    10/01/2006 9:35:07 AM PDT · by PackerBoy · 14 replies · 7,960+ views
    PackerBoy | 10-1-06 | PackerBoy
    I have an Internet-related question.I want to look up all of the domains registered to a particular registrant. Can this be done by using a WhoIS web site or through some other available search engine or other means?Thanks much for any help.
  • Vanity: New FR Ping List "TechSupport"

    04/24/2006 7:30:11 PM PDT · by N3WBI3 · 88 replies · 842+ views
    2006-04-24 | N3WBI3
    Today a new ping list is starting on FreeRepublic, called TechSupport it will be a place for Freepers to get some help on problems that ight arise on their computers. Why a list for this: Some of the freepers who run or are involved in technical ping list find themselves with a good deal of mail from people asing about problems that many freepers might be able to and have more time to help with. I have spoken to a few people who either run list or are involved on them and they fell this would accomplish three things. Firstly...
  • I am having problems with my computer agan

    12/20/2005 5:39:17 PM PST · by Perdogg · 59 replies · 505+ views
    12/20/2005 | Perdogg
    Whenever I delete something from my email or adjust the settings on google, I get this very obnoxious beeping sound instead my regular sound. This also happens when I adjust the volume or receive a "message" from the microsoft game channel. Any suggestions?
  • Trying to set up a home network

    09/06/2005 5:52:41 PM PDT · by Tennessee_Bob · 38 replies · 1,041+ views
    Me, myself, and I | 09/06/2005 | Tennessee_Bob
    Ok, let me get a couple critical things out of the way first. Yes, I am logged in. Never met a moose. I don't have a sister. I do like cheese. I am not running CP/M. I have Googled this. I'm pretty sure it's Bush's fault. I hope I got everything out of the way, but I'm sure if I didn't, it will be pointed out in a bold, 24 point font. Yesterday, I had two machines, one running XP Home, one running Win2k. After fixing a friend of mine's computer (why is it that the only time women ever...
  • How to Get Rid of QuickTime (Vanity)

    12/20/2004 6:41:04 AM PST · by Bahbah · 29 replies · 2,896+ views
    I am trying to find out if I can uninstall Quick Time.
  • Computer Help - 1.=Booting from CD-ROM" (w/AMD & Win98SE) 2.=Adding 2nd Hard Drive to Ribbon Cable

    09/06/2004 2:48:29 PM PDT · by Computer Central · 17 replies · 514+ views
    Asking for Computer Help! | 9/6/04
    Hi - My PC clone has AMD-K6 & Win 98 SE 1. What changes do I have to make, (and how), to make my computer Boot from CD-ROM? I have a CD that has FreeSBIE / (FreeBSD) on it. When I am able to boot from the CD-ROM, then the FreeBSD is supposed to run the computer from the CD. 2. The ribbon cable that goes to the Hard Drive has that extra plastic connector in the middle of the cable. If I connect a 2nd hard drive to that extra connector, (also with the power connection), what else do...
  • HTML to .jpeg?

    08/25/2004 1:18:43 PM PDT · by pabianice · 36 replies · 1,073+ views
    Can some Freeper point me to a resource or software that converts HTML pictures to .jpegs? Thanks.
  • Computer experts, I need help

    10/27/2003 1:12:47 PM PST · by Republican Extremist · 49 replies · 360+ views
    10-28-03 | Republican Extremist
    I have a few questions concerning IP addresses, and am fairly ignorant in these areas. I understand that I have a dynamic IP address through Dynamic means that it changes daily. I have noticed that the first two numbers of the address never change, and that they have something to do with my geographic location. A certain website, which I will leave unamed has banned my IP address, and tells me when I try to register that the IP is banned. How can they ban my IP when it changes every day? Are they just banning the first two...
  • How can I fix my computer from viruses

    08/25/2003 8:34:31 PM PDT · by estrogen · 24 replies · 1,570+ views
    Can anyone tell me
  • Need Computer Help with Operating System NT 4

    01/01/2003 11:14:28 AM PST · by CHICAGOFARMER · 38 replies · 1,388+ views ^ | 1-1-2003 | self
    Need FreePR OS computer help NT I run the MS NT 4 operating system. I find it very stable. However, I was rebooting after a MS Office 2000 SP1 reinstall after a HD crash and got the following message. OS Loader V4.01 Disk I/O Error Stats=00000001 Windows NT could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: c:\winnt\system32\c_1252.nls The operating system will not start. My initial Internet research indicated that I need to build, a bootable floppy disk for NT4, and then to restore this file to the HD, the file c_1252.hls. I having trouble building or locating...
  • Freeper Help Requested- Notebook Computer Purchase

    07/31/2002 9:10:17 AM PDT · by RayBob · 64 replies · 1,190+ views
    Me | 7/31/02 | Raybob
    Freepers, your help please. I am looking to buy a CHEAP notebook/laptop computer that I can cart around in my briefcase. Don't need to have a lot of bells and whistles as I will use it primarily for word processing, but I want to be able to access the internet. Any suggestions for reputable resellers of reconditioned equipment? Also, I am requesting recommendations for brands/models.