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taskbar preview and pop-up description vanish too quick

Q: taskbar preview and pop-up description vanish too quick

Hey everybody i hope you guys will help me solving this annoying issue when i hover the mouse over the taskbar icons the preview of an open file pops preview vanish too pop-up taskbar and description quick up but only a fraction of a second normally the preview used to stay open as long as i point the cursor on it as the preview vanishes immediately i cannot switch between open files anymore by using this taskbar preview feature i recognized two more things that maybe belong taskbar preview and pop-up description vanish too quick to together with my dexcribed problem the pop-up description of a file vanishes also too quickly taskbar preview and pop-up description vanish too quick with pop-up description i mean that tiny box that shows up when i hover the mouse over it and contains the name or some information of the file it vanishes also way too quickely than it did normally the other thing is when i open e g firefox it is always in the background despite it is the activated application with background i mean that i must always click into the window before i can type something in my google start page some days ago when i opened firefox i could always start typing immediately without quot activating quot the window and the funny thing is when click on taskbar and hover over the icons the preview function works perfectly normal all these things used to work properly some days ago but i needed to format c and reinstall win now the preview feature isn't working properly anymore which is really strange i already looked for some online help but i could only find hints concerning how to enable or disable the previews or how to change mouse hover time before a pop-up displays the solutions were always just simple clicks within the control panel or a change in the registry maybe this issue is to solve as easy as these ones Thanks a lot oli

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A: taskbar preview and pop-up description vanish too quick

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I have a Dell inspiron n4010.
I went to crucial's website and did the system scan. The scan said that this would fit my needs.

Unfortunately, crucial doesn't ship to me. I'm forced to look elsewhere. I looked for something similar on another store's website. My question to all the experts out there is: will 2 of these work with my laptop and get me the 8gb of ram I need?
thanks for the help!

A:Quick ram upgrade question

Yes. The specs are exactly the same. Over the years I have used both Kingston and Crucial many times for memory upgrades and both are excellent.

You can also do a memory scan at Dell's own website. Just don't buy what they offer because they'll tell you to only buy genuine Dell memory blah, blah, blah. The Kingston will do you quite fine.
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integrated nvidia geforce 6150

just added - radeon x1300/x1500 256mb

I installed the radeon and hooked up dual monitors via splitter

Now my questions are about using the integrated graphics as well.

Can I enable the integrated nvidia to use a 3rd monitor? I believe I can thru bios, but am nervous about bios.
Would enabling it help system performance even if not using a 3rd monitor?
Would enabling it help system performance if I used 1 monitor per video card instead of both thru the new radeon?

Thank you in advance

A:New to graphics cards...couple quick questions

dazzbazz said:

Can I enable the integrated nvidia to use a 3rd monitor? I believe I can thru bios, but am nervous about bios.Click to expand...

I'm going to say no.

The reason I say that is unless you can connect the onboard graphics in SLI/Crossfire, the moment you insert the dedicated card, the onboard graphics will be disabled. Since you have nVidia onboard and inserted an AMD card, I know SLI/Crossfire is out of the question. But who knows, I could be wrong because I definitely don't know it all.

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A:Internet Question Needs Quick Help

How did the meeting go?
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A:Sony All in One - Need Quick Response

Go with what you know - - less learning curve and you will feel better about the money spent. Buyers remorse begins with "I spent all this money and _ _ _ (fillin the blanks).

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A:Quick sync and CPU's

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A:Quick question about XP Home laptop

Disable the laptop???
Or disable the wireless?
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Another approach is to Right Click on My Computer,
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A:Quick CrossFire question

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Nevermind. Have since found out that it's 'ill advised'!

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Catalyst 12.1a Preview for Win XP (.exe)
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A:AMD Catalyst 12.1a preview

Who knows?
Wasn't it Bernie Madoff who said "You pays your money and you takes your chances" ?
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<I'm trying to fix a very old pc; it's almost ready but I can't set front USB ports.>

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Who made the motherboards chipset? VIA?
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A:No description for ISM-method

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next movies

A:My quick Dell U2711 review

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Can you log in as "Administrator"? -if that's possible just reset the password...

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A:A quick question about USB 3.0

DDeRosa1975 said:

My question is as follows: will USB 3.0 make USB 2.0 completely obsolete anytime in the near future?Click to expand...

Backwards compatible, meaning that you can plug-in the 2.0 device with out worrying that it won't communicate correctly
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A:Laptop goes blank no taskbar no icons

Where we see this most frequently is in peculiar hard drive failures...
Did it work normally when you rebooted in <SAFE MODE>?
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A:Need Help Cloning Old Hard Drive to New Hard Drive (quick question)

Never mind...I figured it out.
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I have recently installed Firefox 3.51 (from V3) as well, and you're right, it is slow...
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Previews are dynamically created on the fly. Your real issue is no View.

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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...

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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
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It wont be a problem if you stripe

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A:Wireless icon in taskbar has disappeared


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

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A:Quick Question about RAM?


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

From here:

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...

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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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Your Video card is only 128Meg, you should have at least a 512Meg Card
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Okay, will go the Hub route.

Thanks for the reply.

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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.

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Standard Wired
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Thanks Zeno.
Looks like I should be able to play Vampires.
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You're wanting to purchase:
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Your computer:
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Your CPU Specifications:
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(Actually it doesn't say 641, but hopefully others will reply with more info: ie 640 or 641)


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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
Check Now
Tick top box

Wait until ChkDsk finishes repairing
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Get the model or part #'s from both cards and see if they match yours.
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Take a look at this thread HERE it may help.

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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

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

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Or PCIe, the way I like to say it.
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This is the link for the X1550 PCI on Neweggs, They have some in stock and mail in rebate so its kind of cheap =]

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P.S Once you know, You Newegg
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A:quick question...

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both have an l2 of 1x2
both are based on 90nm
both are AM2

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A:quick question about AMD

hi totalgruzin,

the specs are the same because they are [basically] the same processor. they use the same core, same socket, etc.

the only difference I can see between them (besides the internal clock speed) is the multiplier. FX series have completely unlocked multipliers, where all other models are locked upwards.

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there may be a few reasons why it costs more. one reason may be that the FX-62 was out before the 6000+ was released (and before the major AMD price cuts) which means that Neweeg paid more for the FX-62 than they did for the 6000+. they don't want to lose money, so they leave the price where it is. the other reason may be simple marketing, if people think that the FX line is the best you can get (ideally that would be the case) than they can charge more money for it.

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cheers :wave:
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A:witch configuration to choose--quick help please

MO only AMD

I myself kinda stick with Intel but, I 'd have to say the Amd system looks better here especially cause your "smart" and don't mess with the OC thing!
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A:sli. what type of cards should i get. and a quick question

Actually, 2 7950 GT's running in SLI are awesome,You'll pick up some insane speeds and the textures will look phenominal, and the graphical quality will be astounding. Just remember to purchase a more powerful psu and add some fans in the systen becaues they will run extra hot.
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Ok my friend was playing Halo 2 and people were standbying ( for those that dont know what that means when people press the standby button on the modem and everyone starts to lag except the host) and my friend thought that the reset button was the standby button. So as dumb as he is he takes a pencil and presses it. Now he is miserable and needs help. Anyone know how to fix this problem.

Note: He only has a modem no router.

A:Need Help With My Modem Quick Plz!!!!!!11111

Re-Setup the modem in windows. most times modems will self configure themselves. What type of modem is it?
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Hi guys,

I now have in my house a Gigabyte GA-965P-S3 mobo, and 1GB DDR2 800 RAM, but I still need to purchase the processor (Core 2 E4300).

But I don't know if the mobo has a BIOS capable of recognizing the E4000 series CPU's. BIOS vF7 is compatible with the E4300, but it's possible that my mobo has the F6 version (I may be wrong hopefully).

What would happen if the BIOS F6 doesn't like my E4300? Would it boot? Or do I need to use a compatible CPU so I can flash the BIOS?

Regards :wave:

A:Just a very quick question regarding an incompatible CPU.

Go HERE and click on whichever revision your mobo is. Then, click on the cpu support list. It looks like you`re going to need the F7 bios.

Regards Howard
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As always, thanks for all your help!


A:Quick USB Question

Your PC might recognize new hardware (USB2.0-card) but the functionality of your USB-stuff will not change, just work faster if they happen to be USB2.0.
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It's a Toshiba laptop.


EDIT: I was looking through my Power Options and I found it.
Thanks anyway.

A:Quick question about laptops

It?s always fun to figure things out by yourself.
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My Question is as follows:

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Thank you very much Everybody

A:Quick RAM Question

The most simplistic answer is, no. Find out what Motherboard you are running, and look it up if you want more info. Here's some good reading on memory, although I'm certain techspot has a good FAQ on mem, this is good too.
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A:quick question

Usually comes with a thermal pad attached to the heatsink fan (assuming you buy the retail version).
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Thank you

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A:Quick Question

First, you should calculate how many watts you will need. You can do this HERE.

Then have a read through THIS link on what PSUs are good and which are not.
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A:New to build new and cheap PC quick!

you have no interest in trying to fix the problem? if that's so, the 420w psu u mentioned is going to have a hard time running that 7600GS

it would be more economical for him to replace the faulty part and continue using the machine until he gets the cash to get a new machine right and proper.
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Here is my setup..."problem" follows:

Intel« Desktop Board DG965WH
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2GB Crucial Ballistix DD2800
ATI x1900xtx
Antec 650watt PS
Seagate 7200.10 320gb
Windows XP x64 Edition

All runs well, however framerates arent as good as i'd expect...especially with that GPU (shes a beast)
With everything maxed at 1600x1200 i only get around 60-70 fps in CS: Source and HL2
Could the mobo be holding back? The reason I ask is my roommate has a lesser setup, at least graphically as follows:
Core 2 Duo e6400
BFG 7600 GS
2gb cheap ddr2
450watt PS
but importantly: Asus P5B Deluxe mobo

He gets similiar and sometimes better framerates on this much crappier card...what gives???

is my problem the cheap intel board im using?

A:Quick Question

you're kidding me...NO ONE is going to answer this...
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I need to know/verify a few things first:
1. Fans normally use 12v right?
2. How many amps or watts do they use?

Thanks for your help!

A:Quick Fan Questions

Pc fans are nowhere near powerful enough for a hovercraft (i have experimented)!!!!
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Will these all work with each other, i read a review on Newegg that said its missing a pin the -5v thus making it 23 pins whats the deal with that. Also will this PSU have enough power to take 8800GTX's in sli....?thx

Antec True Power Trio TP3-650 ATX12V 650W Power Supply with Three 12V Rails 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, FCC, T▄V, CE, C-tick, CCC, CB

eVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

Graphics Card
eVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card

A:Quick Question Motherboard,8800GTX and PSU Compatibility?

Go here - and use it to find out how much power it will need!!!!

Hope that helps!!!!
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Hi All,

1. I just bought a fan and temp monitoring thingy for my 5.25" bay, it came with four cables to connect up temperature sensors, but none of my components have a temp sensor output. Do any components have one? I ain't seen any that do.

2. What do i need to look at when buying RAM? Aside from the frequency, I know very little. Are there any threads explaining latency and all that so I know what to look for? Cheers,


A:Two Quick Questions

The temp sensors, do they look like a wire with some dark tape around it? If so, I usually slide it between the chasis and the drive to monitor the surface temp of some components.
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It has a floppy disk but do I need that to install the mobo or is it like a secondary installer just incase the CD doesnt work?

A:Quick question

What are you getting for your mobo?
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A:Quick question: Failure to turn on

What pc is it??? Emachine by any chance???
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I have a 120gb hard drive and want to put my 10gb and 80gb on the same computer. If i do this do the other hard drives have to have an operating system on them or can the be blank.

( will it work if they have operating systems on them? )

Thanxs Baltan

A:Just a quick hard drive question

They should work fine provided you get the jumper settings correct!!!!

The operating stytems may not work but you should be able to do what you want with them!!!!