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Quick Launch Taskbar Buttons Inoperative

Q: Quick Launch Taskbar Buttons Inoperative

I keep 'losing' my quick-launch icons on the left-hand side of the task-bar. The icons first become inoperative, and shortly afterwards vanish altogether. Hovering the mouse pointer over the quick-launch corner does briefly produce the outline of buttons, and the "tip box", but nothing further. They do return if I re-boot, but are soon gone again. If I right-click-Open Folder, Win explorer opens the folder containing the links, and clicking on those links does work. Any ideas folks?

This problem has been present since MS pushed WinXP Pro SP3.

Lynn Z

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Hi SciFi, :wave:
I am not a mod, but
Welcome to :grinthumb

While this might be a bit frustrating for you... what you need to do is pay attention to the posts at the top of this Intro forum (eg... this is not the place for questions, just intro's).

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A:AMD ATI Radeon HD 5850 and 5870 launch in September?

then we shall see soon enough huh i cant wait.
 

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i am having the dell studio 1435
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here the media center touch buttons were not working, is there any extra drivers needed
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thanks in advance

cheers
Jerry
 

A:Dell Studio 1435 mediacenter touch buttons not working

Is this a new laptop? Have you done something like reinstalling Vista or some other programs?
 

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I'm experiencing longer download times, and a situation where, with respect to Jpeg photo files, the image displays in the browser window, but the download is only the gif "placeholder". As a consequence, the image page must be reloaded and then re-downloaded.

Is this the result of privacy mode?
 

A:A Quick Question About Firefox "Privacy Mode"

I have recently installed Firefox 3.51 (from V3) as well, and you're right, it is slow...
As I see it, it has nothing to do with the privacy mode, because I toggled between the 2 and there was no difference.
"Anonymizer" is something I am not familiar with, but it basically does not leave any tracks, your history is constantly erased. You'll notice that when 'privacy mode' is enabled, everything in regards to your browsing history is dimmed. I actually prefer the privacy mode off, keep my history for 2 days, and keep cookies until I close...
 

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I tried resetting the laptop but no dice. Does anyone know what might be causing this problem, and is it fixable without having to bring it in/replace the keyboard? I tried looking on the internet and some sites vaguely said something about loose wires, but I'm not sure.

Please help me out!
 

A:Buttons on laptop keyboard not working!

Assuming that you didn't pry the keys themselves loose, yes it could be loose wires. Open up the thing and see.

Sorry, can't "help you out" unles you bring the laptop here
 

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Also everyone claims this runs hot, and my last 2 card have broken (probably due to heat), should I leave my side panel open while playing/using the computer or how would I make it so it would not overheat.
 

A:New card, quick question

Also everyone claims this runs hotClick to expand...

? 9800gt is a nice, lite, and cool card, i've never heard of 9800gt's to run hot.
I am just curious, what is your power supply and what cards have you had previously? It is unusual to have more than one card fail.



how would I make it so it would not overheat.Click to expand...

There are great programs that let you monitor temperatures and adjust fans speeds, my personal favorite is EVGA precision (it works fine with other brands of cards too), I would recommend turning up your fan speed to keep your card under 70 degrees Celsius.
 

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I have searched around and can find little information about anything other than Biostar and 790 chipsets unlocking the core.

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The motherboard looks pretty good... I am an Intel man though
 

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You should be able to... but it depends on the space available... The 9 cell battery sticks out from the laptop a couple of inches on many models... You need to read the specs for you laptop on the ASUS site.
 

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Right click an open area of the desktop, Left click properties, left click settings, move the screen resolution slider to the right a couple spots and apply. That's how you adjust that.
 

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You say "Quick Question"??

So, first, i assume the crashes only occur when driver is installed? Not if hardware simply installed?

Next things to do
1. With NO driver installed but the card is there (so i assume no crash)
Let's see what windows reports here

Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32
Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, then Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy Paste into next post
2. Where did you get the driver you're currently using? Tell me the exact version number? Have you checked this is correct? and not wrong or older version number?
 

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It wont be a problem if you stripe

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A:Laptop Ram quick question

Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-4200 or DDR2 PC2-5300 (if they are all the same) with a maximum of 1GB per slot* for a total of 2,048 MB.

*Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory.

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A:Capacitance buttons (Dell Studio 15)

What's a capacitance button? (Please don't use ghetto english here on TS- it's annoying. Words like cos, warez, etc...)
 

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the wireless netwok card i have got is Intel (r) pro/ wireless 3945AB

My OS is windows xp
 

A:Wireless icon in taskbar has disappeared

Hi

Chances are windows is managing the wireless and as such the icon wont be shown (they are usually shown if the wireless's own software is managing the connection.) i wouldnt worry as there is no need to do anything with it as long as the wifi is working
 

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Sorry to be such a noob!
 

A:Quick backup question

Take Acronis and make a full HD image; save it.

Take periodic backups of user files and mark the dates.

If the HD fails,

install a replacement HD
get your Acronis CD and the full image cd
boot from Acronis CD
restore using the full image

Your system will then be bootable and of the same state as the full image taken.
To 'roll forward' with your user files, you can restore from the periodic backups

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A:Quick Question about RAM?

No

On Windows Xp each process can only handle up to 2 Gig maximum

From here: http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system/platform/server/PAE/PAEmem.mspx




The virtual address space of processes and applications is still limited to 2 GB unless the /3GB switch is used in the Boot.ini fileClick to expand...


Note: The speed of your Ram (667Mhz) is determined by your Motherboard's specifications
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A:Quick PC-3200 RAM question about running different models

It's probably not going to work but it won't hurt anything to try. My guess is that, since the timings are close, it will either work for a little while but then throw a BSOD or not work at all. As far as dual channel is concerned, you need dual channel modules to run in dual channel mode. So, if one RAM module is not dual channel, it's not going to work.
 

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$154.99 - LG Blu-ray/HD DVD-ROM & 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model GGC-H20L - Retail




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A:Dell Studio 17 Media buttons problem

Solution...check Dell support site first

Laptop Playback and Volume Control Buttons Do Not Work
Journal ID: 082101TNWB
Wizard ID: 341694
Date Published: 5/1/2008
Last Revised: 5/1/2008


STEP: Drain the Residual Power From the Laptop

Additional Information
Turn the computer off.


Remove the AC adapter from the computer. If the computer is in a docking station or attached to a port replicator, remove it.


Remove the battery from the computer.

Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds and release.


Put the computer back into its original configuration and power up normally.
 

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A:Quick question if someone wouldn't mind

Your Video card is only 128Meg, you should have at least a 512Meg Card
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This is old, but I still wanted to revive it:
 

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&

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A:Quick & Dirty 2K to XP file xfer via USB hub?

Okay, will go the Hub route.

Thanks for the reply.

I have a old cheap-o 4-port Ethernet hub that is out-of-commission because the power cord was chewed beyond repair by my cat, and I've never found a cheap replacement p/s for it.

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A:Quick help securing my network.

No!

Router has to stay on and you should be using wired connection directly to the wireless router. Never, never configure the wireless over the wireless on the first time.

WEP-128 everyone uses because it was stable and easy to use.
WPA versions is more securied though. It's a matter of taste. I like the WEP-128. I also use it with MAC and IP address filtering for added protection. Each router will be different and might not have MAC and IP address filtering.

Standard Wired
10/100 (LAN)
10/100 (WAN)

GiG Wired or GiG Wireless
10/100/1000 (LAN)
10/100/1000 (WAN)

wireless
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Take your time to step the router, Best to use the Wizard if the router has that feature.

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A:Need help quick

If you didn't seat the graphics card properly into is slot, you could have fried the motherboard
 

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A:Quick question before I buy my X1550 - Will it fit?

Thanks Zeno.
Looks like I should be able to play Vampires.
Do you think it could run Oblivion?
 

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...If i buy this will it even be compatible? i am not too sure if it will work in my mobo (OJC474) either because of my chipset (i915P/i915G)......in short; will it work? and how do you figure it out, just for future reference?
 

A:Just one quick question

You're wanting to purchase:
Intel Pentium 4 641 Cedar Mill 3.2GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Single-Core Processor

Your computer:
http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/my_systems_info/manuals?c=us&l=en&s=gen
Dimension E310

Your CPU Specifications:
http://www.support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim3100/en/sm/specs0.htm#wp1052310
Intel® Pentium® 4 with Hyper-Threading technology

Review:
http://review.zdnet.com/desktops/dell-dimension-e310-pentium/4505-3118_16-31594474.html
Maximum: 3.2GHz P4 640 2MB L2 cache 915 chipset
(Actually it doesn't say 641, but hopefully others will reply with more info: ie 640 or 641)

Intel:
http://processorfinder.intel.com/details.aspx?sspec=sl8q6

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A:Mouse inoperative after standby mode

Verify you've got the latest BIOS and USB Controller updates installed for your computer.
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A:Config Mouse Buttons

Try Control Panel -> Mouse. See what config options you're offered
 

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Use something other than Dazzle, such as Adobe Photshop Elements 5.0, or Picassa, gimp, or the other free one.
 

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A:Random, Quick Stalls

thebaronjocelin said:



it has failed the Seagate Diagnostic Utility
Any ideas?Click to expand...

Umm, backup immediately
I'd download CCleaner from HERE
And remove all the gigs of junk on your system too

You could defrag after that, but it may just fail
ie The computer won't turn startup Windows anymore

If you want to continue at your peril then run a checkdisk
Open My Computer
Right Click on C drive
Properties
Tools
Check Now
Tick top box
Start
Yes
OK
Restart

Wait until ChkDsk finishes repairing
Done
 

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A:Quick question about SLI with 7600GT

Get the model or part #'s from both cards and see if they match yours.
 

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The 169.21 version will do just fine for your card, assuming it's an FX card. These drivers have support built in for the Series 8, 7, 6 and FX flavors of NVIDIA chipset cards.
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A:CD/DVD auto start inoperative

"My LiteOn CD/DVD/Reader/Burner has given me several years of excellent service"...

Time for a new one Stuart... sorry
 

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A:Quick question before I buy new RAM.

Two more 512 sticks is better. Because that way your memory will still be in dual channel mode while adding just another 1GB stick forces you to run in single channel, which is slower.
 

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A:Mouse buttons non functional after 5 or 10 minutes.

eliminate the mouse... try with another pc/mouse and see if it keeps happening. I think you can guess what the outcomes mean.
 

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A:quick question... i hope :)

read the upgrading ram guide in the guides forum next time please.
 

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anyone???????
 

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A:TechSpot news: AMD Barcelona Launch Event

Here are a couple more links:

Making progress
Nothing like something from The Inq!
Not a savior?
 

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Thus,
Does anyone here know when intel is going to launch that processor for home users?
thehacker
 

A:Does anyone know when Intel is going to launch its new processor?

Is this it?

http://www.intel.com/pressroom/archive/releases/20070813comp.htm

or this:

http://www.intel.com/pressroom/archive/releases/20070821comp.htm
 

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A:Quick HD Question..

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A:quick question

Take a look at this thread HERE it may help.

Regards Howard
 

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A:Quick Question (ati overdrive)

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A:Quick router/wireless question

Hello and welcome to Techspot

Try the following:

Is the router password enabled?

My router has trouble some times, and all it needs is to be switched off for 30 seconds, then turned on

Try resetting to factory default settings, that may make a difference?

What do you mean by you can look but not touch?

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A:Quick question guys please help

yeap

Or PCIe, the way I like to say it.
 

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A:I'm at a best buy and need a quick answer

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814103031

This is the link for the X1550 PCI on Neweggs, They have some in stock and mail in rebate so its kind of cheap =]

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...0000048+1069609642&Description=X1300&name=PCI

There are more then one X1300 there so i filtered it all down to the PCI's for you =] (prices are more expensive then the X1550)

And both of these cards should be better then a Radeon if i remember correctly a 9250 has a Pixel Shades 1.2


P.S Once you know, You Newegg
 

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A:Quick question bout Graphic Win Size

This defines how much system memory your graphics card is allowed to "borrow". Unless you have 512 megs of RAM, set it to maximum (128).
 

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Rob
 

A:Quick question:CPU fan wrong way round

'is it OK to just twist the fan around on its current thermal compound' - NO

'will it affect the effectiveness of it if I do?' - YES

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A:quick hard drive question

It could cause the drive to break yes.
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Intel(R)
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A:Quick RAM question

go to control panel, computer information on the left column, see how much ram you have currently, passed that we would have to know what mobo is in your system
 

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A:Quick question about ram.

2.93 in computer sorry for the mistake.
 

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A:Quick question about audio recording...

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