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Solved: Can Excel automatically arrange columns for me?

Q: Solved: Can Excel automatically arrange columns for me?

I have a rather large file that I would like to print. I have other files like it that were done in Excel and they came out just like I wanted them to. The entries are arranged in rows and columns. I was able to number the rows and put headers over each column. The one in question is arranged in rows but not in columns. I can open it in Excel but I have no idea how to get it to arrange into columns. Is there any way Excel can do this for me? I'd really rather not do this manually because there are over three thousand rows that need to be in 12 columns.

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I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

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More Detail of problem:
When I click the power button it has the logo and option 'Click F2 for startup menu' I don't click the key and it says 'loading...' and I'll just rebooting the laptop. How to resolve this problem

A:Everytime My Brother Starts His Laptop The Shortcut Key For The BIOS Menu Automatically is pressed.

Go here and make sure u don't have a key stuck.
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I have internet via an ethernet cable, so I want to spread this wifi using my laptop's wifi connection.
However, whenever I connect the ethernet cable to my laptop and it's connected to the internet, the wifi light on my keyboard automatically turns red and the wifi router no longer works, hence I cannot create the adhoc connection.
After I remove the ethernet cable, the wifi light turns back on, and I'm able to create an adhoc network, but I won't have any internet to spread since, well, the ethernet cable is not plugged in...

I have an HP running on Windows 7.
Both ethernet and wifi adapters are fine.

How do I prevent my ethernet connection from shutting down my wifi router??

Thanks everyone!

A:Wifi router turning off automatically

Hmm; IMO, Windows is attempting to keep you out of hot water.

Your PC WiFi is not intended to act like an open hotspot. I you what 'guest' connects via wifi, you should manage that in the router setup (several have the option for guest vs lan users).

You were to create this kind of network:

router = = PC - - wif - - guests
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Computer in question:
HP Pavilion 6530sc
Non-default GPU and added 1Gb RAM

A:Solved: Computer doesn't recognize the network adapter

Whenever you install a new OS, always take note of the model of core system hardware like GPU, chipset, and ethernet/wifi (there are a few others that aren't as important, but nice to have updated) since those are critical to your computers core functionality.

However, a quick google search of your model yielded me with your PC's system specs. Your PC contains a Realtek RTL8201N ethernet adapter. So far I am unable to find a driver from Realtek itself and the HP driver is not Realtek, but instead nVidia nForce.

So after a bit of searching, I came across this: it seems to me that you have an old chipset from nVidia. I am not completely sure, but I think you have an ION chipset. Try installing this ION chipset driver (64 bit) ==OR== this ION chipset driver (32 bit) and tell me if it works. It should include the necessary component drivers and if it works, it means you have an ION chipset like I suspected.

Here are the specifications for your PC BTW.
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Please help...Thanks

A:My laptop shuts down automatically

Check the laptop profiles for Power vs time vs Battery life
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My Cpu is an intel i5-3570k it should be 3.4 ghz and Maxes to 3.8

something in the bios seems to make my cpu take benefit in games and gets my cpu up to 4.1 ghz sometimes

I am using the Stock Cooler

Max temp ive seen atm is like 41Celcius

when will I be looking at problems which temeprature should be the stop point and which will be making my chip degrade

any help would be grateful

A:Core i5-3570k overclocked automatically? Do I need a custom cooler?

I bet you have an ASUS motherboard, they have preset OCs. 41C is fine, but I would recommend buying this cooler just to stay safe: 212 evo&IsVirtualParent=1
It will extend the life of the CPU. Plus, disable turbo boost when OCing.
If you want to go beyond the 4.5GHz mark (look for safe OCs online first), buy this:
Note: Sometimes heavily overclocked CPUs have a shortened life.
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A:Dell laptop Wi-Fi will not connect automatically, ethernet broke

Not mentioning your OS is part of the problem here.
I recently re did a Vista, (tower) turned into XP Pro & could get wifi but no ethernet.
After installing ALL the updates, I finally got my ethernet.
I would suggest putting SP3 back & on not being too concerned about wifi yet.
Hopefully someone else can help you further.
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A:No video output after reassembling good parts -- solved

I guess you could say...
The shlt hit the fan.
ok, terrible pun, I'm sorry.
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For some reason when I reboot my notebook, the wireless compatibility doen't want to automatically connect to my wireless access point. I have to manually click the wireless icon on the task bar to let the troubleshooter connect my notebook to the internet.

I already have the options under properties and services.msc via WLAN AutoConfig enabled to connect automatically at start up, but that doesn't seem to help.

Anyone have any ideas?

A:How do I set my notebook to automatically connect at startup?

Slick21 said:

I'm using Windows 7, a ASUS X54C Notebook and a DLink WBR-1310 router.

For some reason when I reboot my notebook, the wireless compatibility doen't want to automatically connect to my wireless access point. I have to manually click the wireless icon on the task bar to let the troubleshooter connect my notebook to the internet.

I already have the options under properties and services.msc via WLAN AutoConfig enabled to connect automatically at start up, but that doesn't seem to help.

Anyone have any ideas?Click to expand...

I don't know if this will help,but I don't think it'll hurt.
I fixed a friends W7 wireless connection last week but don't remember the steps,good luck.
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See if this might help How to Cleanup and Remove old USB Storage Drivers
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Renewing your IP address. For assistance, contact the person who manages your network. I used to get that error every time I tried to repair connection.

A:I have solved my limited connectivity and need some answers

I think the lack of responses here may be the result of everyone else being confused as well.

Try explaining that a little better, its not exactly clear what your problem is.
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Replace the optical drive. Will only cost 15 from ebay. Just purchase a standard unit and swap the plastic sliders and brackets.
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Do you have Windows Live Messenger installed?
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A:Graphics card issue (not solved by any other threads)

I suggest a clean reinstall of the OS and drivers from scratch. Clean out your PC, re-seat all the components and continue with a fresh install of OS, drivers, etc.

If that doesn't work, then it's an issue with your card or the PCI-E slot on the motherboard.
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i was playing civilization when suddenly most of the colours turned pink
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if i go to the device manager setup, under the monitor tab i have this alert

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A:Wondering how to sync my documents from my desktop to laptop automatically

Checkout DropBox as a possible solution

> It's freeware. First 2GB storage is free (and if i recall reasonably priced after that)
> It'll both sync files between computers AND keep a copy on an available server should you need them from elsewhere

Make sure you use a PRIVATE Dropbox folder
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A:Problem solved: undervolted PS for modem

This is called "Common Sense" troubleshooting
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Good stuff there J. I don't know anything about wireless mice but i am wondering if it "reset" itself. Just a thought and a small one at that.
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FIRST, make sure your firewall allows port 67 & 68 access both ways.

What system is this? and are you running the Windows FW or some 3rd party?
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Assuming the machines are malware free now, you're probably best to try a repair install (after you first create a backup image clone of the drive)
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A:Computer automatically shutdown while playing

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A:Computer shutting down automatically

Did you change any other components out recently, or this just started?
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A:Keyboard toshiba not working and right click of mouse activated automatically

A worn out or damaged internal pointing device (mouse pad) could also be causing the keyboard problem. This can be easily fixed by most any laptop repair center
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Sometimes the up arrow or down arrow or pagedown is pressed continously.

I have Norton Antivirus. I have run 10-20 antivirus, spyware and Malware tools. They could not find anything.

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A:4850 Crashing problem solved

Hey thanks for posting this!
I have the same videocard 4850 and it gave the same problems and i didn't know why.
Thanks for posting this (I thought i was the only one).
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I take it that the extra 256Meg of Ram did not originally come from HP
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I was discussing a similar matter earlier on here: Windows will not boot with more than 2gb of ram (although the emphasis in that thread was the 2Gig max, before installing Windows, and strangeness of having increased ram in a system)

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Yes that is hot... Did you build the system?
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(I hope you have access to a computer with a CD burner.)

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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Go HERE and follow the instructions.

If that doesn`t help. Zip 5 or 6 minidumps together, and attach them here.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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Hello and welcome to techspot. please enjoy your stay

go to and get the free everesthome . it will give you a comprehensive breakdown of what is in your pc. you will also find running temperatures for individual parts post the logs in txt form as an attachment.

you should also go THIS LOCATION TOO this will ensure that your problem is not viral.
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Hi john760 and welcome to techspot. =)

I've checked you HijackThis log and it appears to be mostly clean. Fix these entries though.

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Your friendly momok =)

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Well, that thread did say that the mobo has temp sensor problems.

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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Check the connectors from your power switch to your mobo. maybe they`ve become loose or something.

The only other thing I can think of, is your power switch is faulty.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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A:Big problem, PC will not/will shut off automatically

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Looks like you`ve tried all the right things.

It has to be either a loose connection/component, a dodgy start switch or a short somewhere.

You could try taking everything out of the case and building it on a piece of cardboard. That would rule out a short with the case.

If that doesn`t help, then I agree with your assessment that it`s either the psu or mobo. Try another psu and see if that helps.

Take a look at this thread HERE, before you replace the PSU.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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when power supply is plugged in =/

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Crick said:

when power supply is plugged in =/Click to expand...

What? What do you mean?
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Welcome to TechSpot

I thought it's recommended to prevent the fan from spinning when vacuuming, so that the high speed doesn't cause damage to the fan bearings.

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hello and welcome to Techspot.

First of all download memtest86+ you can either use the floppy version or there is an iso version that you can put on cd.

Let it run untlill it has done at least seven passes and see if it comes up with any errors.

Also you say that your computer just shuts off several times a day do you mean restarts?

If you right click on my computer select properties then the advanced tab then click on settings where it says startup and recovery uncheck the box that says automatically restart also set the write debugging information to none.

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Put the parts together outside the case and see if it runs normally. I had a similar problem and it turned out to be the back plate touching one of the motherboard ports.
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Darrenbilly said:

I'm damned certain this is possible, but beyond my abilities.Click to expand...

You are correct, it is possible.

What you need to do is learn the Visual Basic for Applications coding in Excel. Then you can add code that runs every time the sheet calculates (basically when something changes on the page). The code can check the status of a cell and change the status of another cell (or object in your case) based on criteria you have coded.

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pressing don't save buttonClick to expand...

WHY? If the work is good and not just an experiment, SAVE the data. Personally, I turn off auto-save and rely upon myself to know when to save my work or just abandon it with Dont Save.
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