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    Dedicated email device for Mom (90)

    My mother-in-law, 90, is probably going to move from her house into a small (studio) assisted living unit in the next few weeks.

    She has used a Windows PC (XP or 2000?) for E-mail only, via AOL,...
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    If I want to erase the entire hard drive (before...

    If I want to erase the entire hard drive (before discarding the computer), is it possible to run "Erase" from a USB stick?

    J
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    Thanks.

    Thanks.

    When you say "safe mode", does that mean: reboot into safe mode?

    As far as having the latest driver ... where can I see the version or date of the driver I'm using now?

    J
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    Can't reboot

    Actually it's worse ... can't reboot...get a blue screen, Windows has shut down, infinte loop caused by
    nv4_disp (same sort of problem I had a few years ago).

    Can I simply go to Control Panel /...
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    NVidia driver problem

    Running Windows XP (SP 3).

    I had some problem with NVidia previously ... then downloaded a driver in 2008, and it worked.

    Today I ran a diagnostic scan in Norton 360, and itwarned me that I...
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    Best way to check type of installed memory?

    Trying to nurse an ancient (2004, Dell) computer through a few more months, running Windows XP

    Only 1GB of RAM installed. I'm computer literate but not hardware literate, although a few years ago...
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    Cookie manager for Firefox 5?

    Just upgraded to Firefox 5 and "lost" the handy cookie manager I used to have. Can't remember the name ... but it always had a little pink circle in the lower right hand corner with which one could...
  8. Don't see it in the Startup list in msconfig,...

    Don't see it in the Startup list in msconfig, although I'm not sure what it would be called.

    Is the Status Monitor a Windows program or a specific Samsung program?

    J
  9. Fresh driver didn't help

    Took your advice and downloaded recent (Jan. 11) driver from the Samsung site, but I still get the same error message when I print.

    J
  10. "Printer Status Monitor" error message on new Samsung printer

    Just purchased a simple mono laser printer, Samsung ML 1865.

    Installed the software from the CD and was able to print immediately.

    However, with each print job, I get an error message: ...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks! Will try this out.

    J
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    Sony VAIO battery life?

    I'm contemplating taking my Sony VAIO laptop (VGN-TX5XN) on vacation, just to be able to watch DVD's on the plane. The battery is a VGP-BPS5A lithium-ion battery.

    I'm trying to decide whether to...
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    Thanks for the replies. Since the Quick Access...

    Thanks for the replies.

    Since the Quick Access Toolbar icon size can not be changed, is it possible to create icons on the ribbon for functions such as save, print, print preview, etc.?
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    Larger icons in Office 2010?

    At work we just got new computers with Win7 and Office 2010 (after living happily for many, many years with XP and 2003).

    The icons in the top row, to save, print, etc., are quite small for us...
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    Firefox 4 on old computer: now or later?

    I have an old Dell with a Pentium 4, 2.80 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, Windows XP, plenty of hard drive space.

    According to Mozilla, this is more than enough to run Firefox 4.

    Should I go ahead and...
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    It's a genuine HP 45 cartridge (unless it's a...

    It's a genuine HP 45 cartridge (unless it's a very good counterfeit imitation???).

    Full disclosure: had used the printer for years with a PC; bought a new PC which turned out to be a lemon;...
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    Thanks. Tried this, but printer can't be turned...

    Thanks. Tried this, but printer can't be turned off ... lights resume blinking (simultaneously, not alternately). Pulling the plug and re-connecting also doesn't solve the problem.

    J
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    HP DeskJet 930C: all three lights blinking

    Recently installed new black and white cartridge 45. At first I was able to print, but a couple days later, all three lights were blinking whenever I tried to turn the printer on. In fact, I can't...
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    Clint, thanks for the speedy answer! I'll check...

    Clint, thanks for the speedy answer! I'll check these out.

    J
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    My wife and I are thinking of buying a Mac to...

    My wife and I are thinking of buying a Mac to replace her PC.

    She has old E-mail files in Outlook Express and Windows Mail.

    How can these files be saved in a manner that can be read on the Mac,...
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    After numerous frustrations with my wife's...

    After numerous frustrations with my wife's defective Acer computer, we're shopping for a replacement.

    My brother recently "converted" to Apple products, and suggested the Mac Mini.

    Is this...
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    Thanks to all who have responded. My critical...

    Thanks to all who have responded.

    My critical question at this point is: can WPA2 be enabled using the Apple Airport Extreme with a Windows PC?

    CNet review said that one could NOT use WPA2...
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    The brands readily available here (Netherlands)...

    The brands readily available here (Netherlands) are Apple, Linksys, Sitecom and Asus.

    Top of the line Linksys seems to be WRT610n dualband, but it got very mixed reviews on CNet compared to the...
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    I'm about to buy my first wireless router. ...

    I'm about to buy my first wireless router.

    They seem cheap enough that I might as well buy the fastest / best.

    1 What do I need to look for
    --if I just want to be able to use my notebook...
  25. I'm about to renew my subscription to Norton...

    I'm about to renew my subscription to Norton Internet Security (3 user version), which runs at home on two computers (my wife's and mine).

    We are American citizens living in the Netherlands. Last...
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