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Cut--Copy--Paste using IE9

Q: Cut--Copy--Paste using IE9

On some sites that I try to ccp a small magnifier pops up & a small square box that contains a diagonal blue arrow. It appears to work on copy but when I paste my system freezes and nothing works.

How can I correct this.


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A: Cut--Copy--Paste using IE9

Are you referring to pasting text into, say, an MS Word doc?

The little blue box is controlled by the 'Paste Options' functions that are located in Word Options, Advanced, Cut, Copy + Paste, 'Show paste options button' and 'Use smart cut and paste options.' You might try experimenting with them, starting with unchecking and rebooting, and then rechecking and rebooting.
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What is the easiest, most economical way to go about this?

Thank you in advance and I apologize if this should be in another section!!


A:New (to me) laptop, need to copy harddrive

Immediately back up everything of value to a USB Flash Drive because your hard drive can crash at any second and recovery of info off of a crashed drive costs serious $.

Can you link us to this laptop? There are inexpensive ways to transfer/clone your hard drive.
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A:Does a slightly dry thermal paste loose quality?

As long as it will still spread easily, it should be fine. It is when it dries up and is a puddy that will not bond (meaning sticks to everything) is when it needs to be replaced.
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A:How often should I replace my thermal paste?

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If you are wondering what your temps are. Download Core Temp and watch your CPU temps.
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I've been saving a lot of things to my Google Drive recently. I was wondering if it were possible for these files to have a mirrored copy saved to another location on my Hard Drive as well.

New files are being added to the Google Drive on a daily basis, so I doubt there would be a way to set this mirror to new files automatically. And this of course, is assuming that this is possible at all. Let me know if you would like me to elaborate or if this can or can't be done at your convenience.



A:Automatic mirror or copy of files for backup purposes

If you require

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A:Don't have thermal paste? Use this!

I have an old p4 3.06 system I salvaged and it was overheating so I removed old thermal paste but don't have any new stuff around so I will try toothpaste and see if it makes a difference, bear in mind this thing with an 80mm CPU fan and no paste is in BIOS at about 100C so I will try it and report back if I get the chance.
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A:Windows 8 File Copy "Interrupted Action" Issue

I missed to say that there is an easier alternative method to copy files with properties is by creating image of the files need to be copied. For example, iso, daa , bin, etc.
Even if we use alternate methods, we need an easy solution to fix the main issue without any tools or software.
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A:Can I copy the hardrive from one laptop to another?

See this topic
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A:Cannot watch/copy videos

What is the total size of this hard drive, and its 4 partitions?
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A:File transfer/copy

Ouch; Especially for large transfers, file movement from media{a} -> media{b} use no intermediate cache or temp files. IMO, unless CHKDSK c: /F /R can fix the new drive, I think you're in deep dodo.
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Can anyone say what the solution is?

Specs below!

Thanks in advance!


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· Memory: 16GB
· Hard Drive: 60GB required
· OS: Windows 7, Home Premium
· Motherboard: Asus P8Z68V Pro-Gen3
· Bus: 2 x PCIe 2 16 slots
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A:CPU - leaking thermal paste and overheating

I can't seem to see the thermal paste in the picture but, nevertheless:

I would think that the thermal paste was not applied correctly in the first place, likely with too much being used.

I would be immediately removing the CPU cooler and re-applying the paste. Here's a tutorial if you need help:

Make sure there's no damage to the block before re-applying the past, however.
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A:Problem making adhoc HD connection to copy data

Nevermind. I plugged the two archive HD's into the mobo today and all is fine and copying perfectly.

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A:Cut and paste faces on group photos

I cannot help in, for the device ur looking for but for the software, I can be of some help.
The software ur looking for is precisely, "adobe photoshop". With it, u can edit almost upto the minutest details of a photograph. Be it group photos of individual ones. You can download it from the link:
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A:Pen drive: copy problem in Windows 7

I've had a similar issue before with a USB flash drive. The issue only occurred for me when reading data off it, but not when placing data on it. It almost seemed like it 'lost connection' with the computer somewhere along the way.

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A:Do I need to replace thermal paste on a CPU that's never been on?

Opinions will vary, but as long as you haven't fully fitted the cooler and the thermal paste is okay then its fine to re-fit it.

It doesn't matter if the CPU has been powered, the issue is whether the thermal paste will still function correctly having been disturbed when you removed it. If you're in any doubt I'd remove, clean and add more paste.
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A:Alternative thermal paste?

I would not advice trying anything other than thermal paste. If it is not designed to transfer heat it will act as a thermal barrier and prevent transferring heat from CPU to cooler.
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A:CPU overheating. Possible thermal paste problem?

You'll want to remove it again and clean off the existing paste. High percentage (90+%) isopropyl alcohol works well and is pretty cheap. Then you'll want to apply a small amount of new paste. If you don't have any you'll have to go buy/order some. I've used Arctic Silver 5 (pretty standard 'good' paste) and Arctic Silver Céramique. I prefer AS5. Whichever brand of paste you get, it is probably worth looking up some videos on youtube on how to apply it. Different products can have different preferred application methods.

Then, you'll want to be sure the heatsink is actually secured on all sides. I had a problem once with not getting all 4 sides fastened completely on a stock intel heatsink even though at first glance it looked fine. This probably wouldn't be your problem exactly because aftermarket heatsinks often use a different method of attachment. I'm just saying this to point out you need to be completely sure it is fastened properly.
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According to , as little as a grain of uncooked rice is much better.

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Btw, the base of my heatsink isn't really flat because of the exposed heat pipes!

A:How do I apply thermal paste?

It has been mentioned spreading the compound before applying the heatsink can cause bubbles which will block the transfer of heat. By placing a small dot in the middle and allowing the heatsink mounting pressure to spread the compound will minimize any chances of bubbles.
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A:Thermal paste vs thermal pad

Sounds like you are just applying it too heavily or not getting the heatsink properly fastened down. There should be a very thin layer over the processor.
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A:Copy entire user profile to external hard drive

Have you tried a repair install? If that is possible that will leave your files intact.. It is a good idea to back on a regular basis anyway.

The other possibility is connecting your hard drive as a slave drive on another pc.

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A:Does Noctua NH-U9B SE2 come with pre-applied thermal paste?

I am going to offer you some (what i believe to be ) sage advice. You have littered the boards with questions that sit idle for hours like this, And I can tell you why. Many of the questions you ask, you restate in a separate thread. Such as this exchange in this thread:

Atham said:

*rolls eyes* Now, back to the topic guys, please. Are there any cheap like CPU coolers that have good performance? The H50 is looking good. What about the Coolermaster Hyper TX3?Click to expand...

Leeky said:

Don't think me and Red actually left your topic... You didn't know how a H50 worked, so we provided 3 pictures for you to view to help your understanding.

No thanks is needed for me grabbing some of my own pictures and linking them to further your understanding btw....Click to expand...

Red1776 Said;

cooling capacity is the ability to dissipate/remove heat from one element to another. measured in BTU's, In this case of the Freezer Pro 13 is stated as 300w, which I think is a bit of a optimistic rating. again...see above^Click to expand...

Leeky said;

Cheap and good don't really go hand in hand either. My suggestion is to find 3-4 coolers you like price wise, and then read the reviews for them online. Google is very handy for this... You just need to search the cooler name with "review" and you'll get plenty of information to help you choose.Click to expand...

Whats more , they are questions that are achingly easy to answer with five seconds and a keyword or virtual trip to Newegg or the like. I am surmising that you will get better and more timely responses to your questions if you first have a cursory Google of the subject yourself for the more obvious aspects.
just a suggestion

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A:How much thermal paste to put on P4 3.2 GHz CPU

I'd go with, "the size of a grain of rice". If applied at the correct thickness, "the size of a pea", would just about cover the entire motherboard! :rolleyes:

All that's necessary is a very thin film. I personally use a brand new single edge razor blade the spread the material. If you're feeling clumsy, paranoid, or are actually clumsy, you can use a credit card also. But, IMO a credit card makes more of a mess, since more of the material is prone to stick to it.
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A:Do I need new thermal paste?

As long as it does not dry out and you get to fit the two surfaces back together fairly soon it should be OK. A new tube of Arctic silver won't cost much if it does dry out. Just make sure you clean off all the old paste with rubbing alcohol if it has dried on.
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A:Games slower after applying thermal paste on video card

Where did you apply the thermal paste on the card?
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A:Thermal paste dry

Never had any for long enough to say a certain Yes or No but I thin it is unlikely if the top is on securely. If the paste you have is dry it will be useless so you will need to get a freash tube.

Why do you need to know?
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Its on the corner wear the arow(<)(sorry cant spell) indicator is.
The hole is about 1/16th inch across .

What do I do.

I fell real dumb 4 asking this.Seeing there's many post on applying thermal past .

A:What to do for thermal paste on a CPU that has a hole on the plate?

So it's in one of the holes in the motherboard socket?
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processor, there was already some on anyway.

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However there is not a lot of difference and remember I am using twice the processing power. so you expect more heat. + it is summer here.

I have noticed sometimes when the fan comes on it is very loud as in very high speed occasionally.
However it does go back off so it shows cooling is working.
So maybe I am worrying too much.

I will have a look at it when I change my memory when the post arrives from ebay.

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A:How much thermal paste?

consult the following for thermal paste application instructions:
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If the internal drive is Western Digital you can use a free version of Acronis True Image (tho IMHO it's well worth the $50 for the full product)

You can also use freeware EASUS Disk Copy to create a full disk image copy.
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Apparently my IDE controller has died, but only my C: drive is an IDE driveClick to expand...

So it hasn't died then

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Anymore ideas?

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With regards to your question, apply thermal paste to the cpu directly, the paste should come with instructions. The paste i have says that you should rub a small amount of it into the base of the heatsink but do whatever the specific product tells you to do.

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That plate on top is the heat spreader.

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A:Thermal paste on cpu pins

Well, bit of a tough spot there. What kind of thermal paste did you use? As far as I know, they are all excellent conductors (especially arctic silver) and you do not want to try starting your system with that on your pins.

Never had it happen, so I can't say for sure how to clean it out, but if it were me I would carefully try and wash it off with some solvent. You're going to need to be very careful not to damage any pins.... Good luck!
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A:Cpu thermal Paste??


Your PC is shutting down because it's overheating! If you don't stop you will destroy your CPU (precessor) Thermal compound is NOT reusable. The processor MUST be cleaned and new thermal compound MUST be installed before continuing to attempt using the machine. Visit for more information about thermal compounds and cleaners. I repeat, stop using your PC until you replace the thermal compound.

*edit: please quote with parsimony*
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A:Thermal Paste?

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To do a direct copy, you will need the partitions on the new drive.
An experienced tech can find other ways to do it.
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A:Applying thermal paste to heatsink 'pre-loaded' with Thermal Paste?

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A:Thermal Paste question

The paste typically does a better job (especially if you have paste with some silver in it).

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A:Northbridge thermal paste cleaning/applying?

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What could I have done wronge?

Thank You.

A:Thermal Paste

Chris307 said:

I have resently applied new thermal paste to my CPU. But it seems I just made it worse. As now it is running at 53-55.5C, instead of the usual 50C it was at Before.
What could I have done wronge?

Thank You.Click to expand...

See if the heatsink is correctly seated. And make sure you applied the correct amount of thermal paste. For most, it's an extremely thin cover.
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A:Computer reboots when trying to copy with NERO

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