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Q: Taskbar stops showing previews

So recently I've been using windows 7 a lot and every so often the task bar stops showing previews and starts showing tool tips and when I move the mouse off of the taskbar the icon remains highlighted as though my mouse were still over it the only way to fix it is to restart explorer.

anyone else ever have this issue and or know of a way to fix it?

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A: Taskbar stops showing previews

Hi Flare561,
I think Windows Aero has to be enabled in order for the previews to show up. Are you turning it off perhaps? My VGA card did not qualify for Aero so I only see the words. Not the previews.
Raj

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A:External hard drive not showing up on my PC

Hello there,

There are a lot of different reasons for an HDD to stop showing. A few things you can try are:

Try using a different USB cable, make sure it is as short as the original one, or even shorter. This is important it terms of providing enough power for the drive to function properly.

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Check if you can see the HDD in Windows Device Manager and in Disk Management. Good luck.
 

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NetWalker85. Since your desktop works when your wireless devices don't, it's not your Internet signal from your ISP. Your devices are showing the router's SSID which is being broadcast, but not the wireless internet signal from the router. I would reset the modem/router to it's default settings and change the necessary items (SSID and passwords,security settings, max number of IP addresses for the router to assign to devices,etc). if that was never done. If the problem is still there, I would request a new combo unit, or possibly see if there is a firmware update for that combo unit.
 

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Hello,

I'm not completely certain that I understood your situation. I wonder if it's possible to clarify the question? Otherwise Disk Management is a good place to start looking for a missing HDD.
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Hey pcrquals. I would try the drive in another pc to narrow down where the problem is, a problem with the drive itself, or a problem with the pc recognizing the drive, which might be a problem with the USB port(s) or with the USB drivers. Does another USB device like a flashdrive work when plugged into the same port?
 

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firz3h said:





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A:Dxdiag not showing display device

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http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Check-a-drive-for-errors
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A:Laptop suddenly stops connecting to the Internet

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

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You might have to go to the admin tools and fix it there...
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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.

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

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

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Right-click on the iomega server icon and select "properties" See if you can change the device type
 

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I'd start with test disk:
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If you have wireless mouse, check the batteries are good.
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Your keyboard is probably faulty, did you spill something in it? If so turn it upside down for a few days. I read you can actually run your keyboard through the dish washer to clean it in one of my college computer repair books, though I have never tried it. If I was you I would take out all the keys and clean it or run it through the dish washer and leave it face down for a day. Perhaps you need to update your keyboard driver, but thats highly unlikely.

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It would be helpful to know your computer brand and model, and configuration, along with age of computer, and operating system.
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Why No Repsonse?

Hello,
I see there are a lot of views of my post.
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Be certain it is over heating. Some of the Fujitsu units have a fan that turns off and on as needed.
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Replace a.s.a.p. unless you want to try and fix it yourself which will cost you in funds no matter how you look at it. Purchase a good one.
 

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Hmmmm.. Are you saying the default Sounds and Audio is also missing from Control Panel???? Is your sound otherwise working OK? It's just the stuff missing from Control Panel???

I don't know i have an answer.. but here's some info/things to try
> Note the "drivers" are what you see in Device Manager (so good they're still there!)
> The stuff in Control Panel aren't the drivers.

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A:Vista WD External hard drive not showing up, don't want to format

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A:Network printer Canon IR3300 stops working frequently

I forgot what the exact word of the error messageClick to expand...

I have just check one of the workstation to test the printer again and I received this error



http://img198.imageshack.us/i/errormessageq.jpg/






Services > Printer Spooler is running automaticallyClick to expand...

Please be aware that a domain user can not run this :

1. Click on Start button
2. Choose Run
3. type in ?Services.msc? without the quote marks
4. Enter
5. Scroll to Print Spooler ? should show if spooler is running
6. Select
7. On left side, click start or restart
 

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Does the computer do this when you are using it or when it's just sitting idle?
 

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A:PC shows Vista Loading Bar then stops

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A:External Hard Drives Showing As: (J:) Error

Spyware Symptom

Check for spyware. You can find the following 3 anti-spyware utlities in the downloads section:


Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
SpuerAntispyware
Spybot Search & Destroy

A common symptom of spyware is that it disables one or more of your devices. You need to run 3 anti-spyware utilities as there are many different types of spyware.

Repost with results.

-- Andy
 

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Disconnect the good drive with all the data on it.
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