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Kicked my self in the shins and cant undo Fire Fox option

Q: Kicked my self in the shins and cant undo Fire Fox option

So i work with a pretty old application that is no longer supported and uses outdated TLS. So every time I would go to the site i would see this message in Firefox.
As long as you ignored it or X'ed it you could carry on your way. Its internal so i am not worried about the security implications.
Well today i had way to much going on and clicked the Dont Trust This Website button... Well after that when I go to the site all i get is.

For the life of me i can not find how to undo that option... I have even tried yanking FF and still nada... WTH am i doing wrong here?
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Preferred Solution: Kicked my self in the shins and cant undo Fire Fox option

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A:Media sharing option keeps shutting off by itself

I assume you are talking about Media Player setup. Did you see this?
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A:HDD beeping. What's the best data recovery option?

Likely thousands. Hopefully in the future you will make backups of important data.

If it was killed by the power outage, you can probably fix it yourself by purchasing the exact same drive on ebay or wherever and swap the PCB.
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A:Networking: Media Sharing option turns off

Which version of Windows do you have? Make sure services for media share are enabled.
You might have to

press start key + r at the same time then type: services.msc

Computer Browser (started/manual)

DHCP Client (started/auto)
DNS Client (started/auto)

Function Discovery Resource Publication (started/auto)

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Network Connections (started/manual)
Network List Service (started/manual)

Peer Name Resolution Protocol (started/manual)
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A:Realtech HD Audio Rear Mic Option Grayed Out in Mixer

When did this happen? If you know roughly the time period, you can do a system restore to just before that period and that should fix it if it is software based. Also have a look in the Real tech audio 'control panel' and the Windows sound one in case something got disabled.
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A:Motorola Droid M and Skype Video Speaker option

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A:Win7(64) no "color scan" option with Omnipage17

Typically this is a driver problem. find the driver from the print/scanner manufacturer and dl/install it.
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A:My CPU is on fire...

Hello Chris,
First, post your exact temps as reported, and the software used to measure them (assuming you didn't stick you finger into the heatsink fins). Generally, modern GPUs run quite a bit hotter than CPUs, so I wouldn't be surprised. The RAM shouldn't make a drastic change in temps, whether DDR1 or DDR3.
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A:No option for headphones in sound settings in my new laptop :(

Yes, in the Windows 7 Control Panel you will see a "Sound Option". Select headphones and select configure...
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A:7600 gs finally kicked it, now what?

If your looking for a decent and cheap video card i prefer you to buy the ATI HD 5450, around 40 bucks but upgrade your PSU. I also game 2008 and lower.
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A:LAN boot option in BIOS

Not sure about PCI-LAN, sounds like a NIC.
Are you referring to PXE booting?
That is where you set up an image on a server that people can boot from without having the OS actually on their hard drive.
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This is not normal right? Anybody had same problem?
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A:GeForce GTX 570 caught fire

Why the hell are you posting?
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A:RAID cards, PCI and PCIe, best option?

Here are options I've been looking at.

Syba PCI Express SATA II 4 x Ports RAID Controller Card SY-PEX40008

Adaptec RAID 1430SA - Storage controller (RAID) - 4 Channel - SATA-300 low profile - 300 MBps - RAID 0, 1, 10, JBOD - PCI Express x4

SYBA SY-PCI40026 PCI Low Profile SATA II (3.0Gb/s) Controller Card

Adaptec 2240900-R 1430SA PCI Express X4 4-Port SATA 3GBS Low-profile Host RAID ControllerClick to expand...

Adaptec has been the leader for decades and using the CARD avoids the 'fake-raid' software implementation. One big advantage is the card completes the operation without the assistance of the CPU.

Once you opt for the raid-controller card, you (imo) really ought to go with
SCSI attached devices which give you hotplug support and dynamic raid recovery.[x]

Be carefull: Even Microsoft does not recommend attempting to boot from a Raid.
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A:Does Realtek have a line-in option?

Yes, downloadable

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A:Video card is on fire, need a new one stat!

I think this XFX GeForce 9400 GT will do what you need and it supposedly has free shipping and only costs $19.99 after the mail in rebate.

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fine line on how long to press PB
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A:SLI option unavailable on 2x 9800GT with different memory

I've just reinstalled my NVIDIA drivers and I got a "Hardware not working properly" message after the system tried to find drivers for the "other PCI Bridge Device". Is this my problem
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A:External HD Power Supply was kicked

jra64 said:

The hard drive has begun to click a little bit sometimesClick to expand...

Can you elaborate "clicking"
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Here is a screencap

A:Recover Realtek hidden option

Your screenshot link should start with http not hxxp... Are you using the right driver for your motherboard? What is your motherboards model number? Do you have the case front panel audio connector removed from the motherboard, or is it in the wrong place?
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A:+20DB Option doesn't work?

Ok, first things first... What are your system specs? What is your audio type, on board or sound card?
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A:Still getting kicked out of online gaming

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I do have pictures of the aftermath.. but they are being processed currently... i will uploa them ASAP! they will be the talk of TechSpot for weeks!!!

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Sjbrand99 said:

Lol... yesterday my brothers Dell Inspiron laptop caught fire! He was gaming on it... then he started to hear dodgey sounds and smell burning... i ran in at the point too see a small flame flicker out of the side.... i picked it up and threw it outside... i then proceeded to stamp on it 'till it went out.

I do have pictures of the aftermath.. but they are being processed currently... i will uploa them ASAP! they will be the talk of TechSpot for weeks!!!Click to expand...

Ummmm..............OK, not really but whatever.
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BILL_S said:

Anyone have luck booting an operating system from a HDD via the front bay on a C600/610 or similar? I had read something about this option while looking for info on this model. I also am a bit in the dark on the additional slot near the memory on the bottom, what can be installed here... It looks similar to the memory interface but also has two unhooked connectors toward the palmrest side. I assume this is miniPCI slot? I am new to laptops this year, in fact, having picked up a few used ones cheap, this is one off eBay in the last week.... I am yet to have it fully operational.
Thanks TIA,

UPDATE: Paragon33 tells me I must have some incomplete info, It is possible via another port but not the CD/Floppy front bay. I can't recall where I got that information. Anyway, sorry for any confusion passed alongClick to expand...

Hi Bill

I own a C600, the slot next to the memory is for a MiniPCI card, although if you want to use a Wifi Nic you will need to buy a pigtail connector to link it to the inbuilt aerial, these cables are like rocking horse sh*t to find.

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A:Windows 8 format or boot option

terry5880 said:

Hi all I bought a acer laptop today windows 8 from cash converters store 2nd hand . and when I got it home it hadnt been wiped it was passworded so I took it back they offered to do it but said it would take few days as they busy or said we can give u 30 compensation to go get it wiped I took the 30 as I know how to do it my self BUT when I turn it on there is no boot option does anyone know how to get to boot menu or what key it is to factory reset it.. I got it for 274.99 then 30 off so what a bargainClick to expand...

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Is the inside of the computer clean and are all the fans running?