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Q: taskbar and desktop isnt showing

Recently I was getting a notification from microsoft that my computer was making unautharized copies of my files. Then I installed avg and did a complete scan. Now my taskbar and desktop icons are not showing... What do i do

Note: the computer i am on now is not the one with the problem, and i could use a usb flash to move programs or hijack logs back and forth.

thanks in advance

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firz3h said:





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A:Looking for some advice for disposal of desktop

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A:First Gaming Desktop Idea

Edit:

The link above is wrong. Here are the links to the parts:

Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811156261
Power - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153023
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MB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138345
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A:Corrupted desktop display, game crashing

1st 3 lines lead me to believe currupt grapics card might be wrong but desc top games etc all use graphics..
I do think its got something to do with graphics I could be totally wrong but seams very strange how mainly problem is when starting games. or maybe psu could be faulty and now supllying enough power lets see what the real tech guys say
 

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A:Need help creating a Gaming Desktop

CPU: AMD FX 6350 ($130)
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A:Dxdiag not showing display device

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A:Recommendations on where to purchase a new desktop?

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http://www.ibuypower.com/lobby.aspx
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http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Check-a-drive-for-errors
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A:How much physical damage can a gaming desktop withstand?

Hi, I wonder how much physical damage a gaming desktop can withstand, like loosing it in the ground, just move it around for a good distance etc.? And how long is the average lifetime for a gaming desktop?Click to expand...



You will receive more replies if your question is clear. Right now, I can't say I understand what you're asking. But, I will try and see if I can answer your question.

The amount of damage a desktop can go through all depends on material the case is made out of. What 'damage' it is actually going through and the frequency it incurs the damages. If you're talking about moving a desktop from one place to another. For instance, you're going to a LAN party and you're moving it from house to house. You do put your machine at risk, but it all depends on how you handle it. I am pretty sure if you are careful the desktop wont go through any damage.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/software/101318-teamviewer.html

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A:Nvidia GeForce2 MX/MX 400 not showing actual memory

I can't say what the issue is but thats an old card and could be experiencing issues from aging.
 

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A:Can I move my laptop HD to a desktop?

bottom line is 99.999% no.

The HD contains the OS itself + the hardware drivers specific to the machine where the OS
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and without the right ones, the OS would not run far enough (if at all) to allow them to be updated.

If you're really really really knowledgeable on PCs and Windows (which kind of you're not as you are asking here),
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b] accessing the old drive
c] installing the drivers from [a] onto
d] moving the old drive to the new target platform
c] trying to boot

Then there's the question of the CPU differences between the old and new and if not compatible, this was all for not.

IT IS POSSIBLE to get all the old data from that drive to a new system, using something like this,
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A:Desktop wider than screen, mouse leaves tracers

I just installed a new 24" monitor and at 1080 res the desktop was smaller than screen and blury, the opposite of what your experiencing. I tried updating drivers etc.. but couldnt figure it out at first?
It turned out to be a 'scaling options' setting in the control centre for my radeon gpu!!
Dont know if this helps?
 

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A:DVD burning gone wrong now disc showing nothing

Burning multiple sessions to a DVD-R disk is most likely the problem. (Ideally, you should be using an external hard drive to backup) You should use DVD-RW, rewritable, disks and just burn everything in one session, close the disk; then move onto next DVD-RW, burn everything, close disk. continue this until you are back to the original disk in a rotation, then erase the disk, and continue on.
As for why you cannot see data on the DVD-R disk, it's most likely because of the multiple sessions. On a DVD-R or +R disk you should burn once, and be done with it. You might be able to recover data with a 3rd party program, but since it's optical media my hopes are not high. Be sure to have the "show hidden files & folders" option ticked on so maybe, if the files are hidden on the DVD-R disk you might be able to see them.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I hope this helps you in the future.
 

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Look around for some mini-ITX or HTPC cases, Lian Li and Silverstone both have decent selections. Obviously you'd need a monitor to transport around as well, so whether that's convenient is up to you.
 

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A:Dell Clamshell desktop hard drive question

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Got it out. Clamshell pc's are weird.
 

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http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=TS101446
 

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A:WD external hard drive not showing up on Mac

http://support.wdc.com/product/install.asp?wdc_lang=en
 

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A:CPU/desktop cooling questions

Hi Todd,
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A:Portable, desktop or laptop HDD?

Hi it does work on a flash drive.
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic116114.html
 

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Atleaste 8gb Ram
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A:Trying to choose a gaming desktop -- high performance, no overheating

If you have the cash, and no DIY confidence, go for an Alienware.
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A:SSD not showing

You might have to go to the admin tools and fix it there...
Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management
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But then the 2nd question...I'm not sure about that one, I would use the software that came with the hdd and read the manual or then I would take the easy way (that also would make it more fresh) and reinstall Windows completely on the SSD HDD.
 

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A:External hard drive stopped showing up in My Computer

"I hear a weird intermittent constant "Sound" and it's NOT loud, MAYBE It's a "Clicking" sound, But I'm not sure."

Maybe a soft click or a sliding sound? The drive should normally do nothing more than hum.

"I connected it to another PC, it didn't work there too."

Dang it didn't past the test here either. When things go wrong in my computers I often try them in another machine. If it works in the second machine then I know it's still working. If it doesn't work in the second machine then I usually consider the device dead. I'd try a third machine if you have that resource.

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A:How to transport my desktop?

i would just throw it on the back seat on its side.

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I have four OCZ Agility SSD s and want to install them on my new desktop build I also have one Adaptec SGL Raid Card with two connections and will handle up to drives I need help in figuring out the best most efficient way to get these SSD s on my Desktop I ve seen several to enclosures with built in raid switches on the back but the reviews haven t been that enticing First off do I even need the Raid Adaptec adapter Secondly what is the best way to incorporate the ssd s on my AMD FX Desktop Also so I mirror all drives at Raid or use as storage Or include one TB WD HDD for my storage drive Would like to hear the most efficient ways to install my SSD s and possibly include one HDD and what raid settings would be best for each set desktop to RAID 3 way on W7 four 60GB enclosure? install with Agility OCZ Best up ssd s in inch enclosures only or SSD s in two enclosures and the TB HDD as my storage drive What is the best to ssd enclosures to Best way to install four 60GB OCZ Agility 3 on W7 desktop with RAID enclosure? use and are the ones with the raid switch on the back of the enclosures of any benefit Thanks in advance George nbsp

A:Best way to install four 60GB OCZ Agility 3 on W7 desktop with RAID enclosure?

Also I could do two ssd's in one 3.5 enclosure with hdd

I forgot to mension If easier I can also go with only two 60GB SSD's and mirror them in Raid 0 and install one 2TB HDD as my storage drive.
I just need to know the most simple and efficient way to go with all these drives and which Raid to use with each.
Obviously, this is my first build wanting to try SSD's and also my first encounter using Raid! I'm freaking lost and need some experience to guide me through this delima.
The balance of my system is a nine hundred Antec case, Sabertooth 990fx mobo, w1090T AMD processor and I'm also still looking for a aftermarket good cpu cooler for the AMD Black processor.

Thanks
George
 

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A:Desktop memory 4x4 vs 2x2 + 2x2

Since you already have 2x2GB you might as well go ahead and add another 2x2GB to get to 8GB.
 

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this is the things i bought
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A:I got a new desktop since my Alienware bring me down

Thats a little sad.

The Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3 is a Z68 chipset board using the FC-LGA1155 socket. It requires a "Sandy Bridge" LGA1155 CPU ( four digit model number starting with 2. i.e. 2400, 2500, 2600 etc... There are also unlocked three multiplier CPU's suffixed "K" ( 2500K, 2600K and 2700K) for people who like the idea of overclocking. Which brings us to your CPU...

...which is a "Lynnfield" CPU made for FC-LGA1156 for the previous series of Intel motherboards ( P55 primarily).

In short, your CPU is NOT able to work with the board you have chosen. You will need to return it and select a CPU from this range of models.

This is the motherboards product page. You can view the CPU support list from the button on the right-hand side of the page. I would also double check RAM compatibility (either from the board's manual or download a copy of the memory support list ) - the RAM you have listed is rated at quite a large voltage range (1.5 - 1.8 volts)...anything over 1.65 volts will cause your (eventual) CPU to have an incredibly short lifespan.
 

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A:Building my first desktop

hi!

im going to assume you want to use newegg or tigerdirect, so i'll list some nice parts:

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233

Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341018

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115071

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104173

Hard Disk Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136073

Wireless adapter: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124115


i hope i didnt miss anything. the total of all that is $663

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Greetings,

I Have an Ultra360 SCSI Hard Disk, and I just want to connect it to my PC to copy its Data to my own hard disk, will this adapter do it for me:
http://www.adaptec.com/en-us/support/scsi/2940/aha-2940uw/

And how will I be able to deal with it ? I mean will I see it as a new hard disk in Windows ?

Thanks.....
 

A:Connecting a SCSI HDD to a desktop PC

I've done a lot of work in SCSI and you are on the right track.
One important issue with your drive: Was it originally an external or internal drive?
An internal drive will have 3 resistors near the cable connector on the pc-board,
while an external will not.

There is one issue you need to resolve: what connector is on your drive?
SCSI has three styles of cabling scsi-I, scsi-II, & scsi-III. Your drive will need
to cable to your controller card.

use google to look for SCSI cables and you'll get some pictures and descriptions.

As you may not have worked with this before, I'll remind you that SCSI needs terminator and the end of the device chain - - even if there's only one device.
There are two types: Active and Passive - - it doesn't matter.

While your drive will have only ONE connector, due to the termination requirement,
it MUST be mounted in a SCSI enclosure which will provide:

the cable connector (internal) to the drive
the scsi cable connector to the controller card
the connector for the terminator
AND the scsi address selector {0-7} (never use 0, that's for the controller/internal hd), so typically select (1) as the scsi address
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A:Connecting dual monitors on my desktop computer?

are you trying to use both the VGA and DVI at the same time with 2 monitors because the motherboard will most likely only allow you to use one
 

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A:Building a desktop

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A:Thumb drive not showing up in Disk Management or My Computer

Hi

it sounds well stuffed, however i did a quick google on the subject

http://www.recovermyflashdrive.com/articles/how-flash-drives-fail

http://www.techimo.com/forum/storage-related/214456-flash-drive-broken-need-repair-recover.html

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