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    Browsers not happy with Ethernet connection

    Tried to help out my Dad with this one, but, as per usual, I'm stumped. Dad's laptop (Toshiba running Vista) is perfectly happy connected to my parents' wireless home network (or any other one he connects to. Dad travels a lot.). However, some hotels Dad stays at only have ethernet...
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    Solved: Adding Adhoc Connection to Wireless Network

    Apologies to Liam and any others who might have looked into this. My n00bness knows no bounds. I figured it out. :o After an hour or so mucking about with different things, I found (quite by accident) an option to share internet connection. I tried it, restarted both machines, and...
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    Solved: Adding Adhoc Connection to Wireless Network

    The only problem on the device manager is with the sound (which I'm not worried about atm). Bridging? As I said, I'm network dumb, so I'm not 100% sure what that means. Ideally, I'd like the old Dell to be on the network and be able to access the internet. I had thought the Dell was on...
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    Solved: Adding Adhoc Connection to Wireless Network

    router is a Linksys WRT160N Desktop #1 Windows XP Home SP3 Motherboard - ASUS A8V-VM SE 2GB RAM CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ using a Linksys USB wireless network adapter to access the network Desktop #2 Windows XP Home SP3 motherboard - Dell 0C2425 1GB RAM CPU - Intel Pentium 4...
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    Solved: Adding Adhoc Connection to Wireless Network

    Greetings to all the technogurus. Skietax has returned with another problem that will test your knowledge to it's limits! ....ok, not really. :D So, here's the situation: I have successfully set up a wireless network (using a Linksys router. Thank goodness for easy to use software...
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    Custom Paper Size for Epson LQ-590

    Yep, that's what I did. Initially, I wasn't doing anything wrong. I was creating the papersize properly. The problem was the printer. While trying to change the default papersize, it would only display those sizes it could use. Because my paper size was too small, it didn't appear on...
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    Custom Paper Size for Epson LQ-590

    What I wanted to do was print labels. Unfortunately, my Epson doesn't accept a paper size as short as I needed. The program I'm printing from allows me to define how many labels per sheet I print on, so I told it to do four labels per sheet. I then created a paper size that was 4x higher than...
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    Custom Paper Size for Epson LQ-590

    Actually, I discovered what I was doing wrong. I was creating a paper size smaller than what the printer could use. The custom size I made was there, it just wouldn't show up in the options for the Epson. I managed to find a way to get around the problem, however I will look up that...
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    Custom Paper Size for Epson LQ-590

    Back again. *sighs* I've got a tough one for you this time. Well, maybe. I need to create a custom paper size for an Epson LQ-590 dotmatrix printer. Currently running Windows XP Pro, and got the latest printer driver from Epson today. I've gone into the "Printers and Fax" window...
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    Solved: XP Locking Up After Startup

    Ok, so I waited longer than a week (*cough* month!! *cough*), and everything is working as it's supposed to. Thanks again to stlcards06. Dunno why, but it never occurred to me to update the motherboard drivers.
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    Solved: XP Locking Up After Startup

    Well, I may have solved the problem. I installed (what I think are) the latest drivers from Nvidia for the motherboard. No problems while running last night. I managed to get Windows updated, Norton installed and updated, and the email up and running. I even got to play a game for 20...
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    Computer keeps turning off

    That's how old mine was when it went. The computer would just randomly lose power and shut off (not shut down, just off like the building lost power).
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    Solved: XP Locking Up After Startup

    OK. Checked everything out last night. No oozing, bulging, leaking on any of the caps. All the fans are going. I pulled and reset the RAM, and disconnected and reconnected all the cables for the harddrives. No change. Although something interesting did happen. I thought I'd try and do...
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    Solved: XP Locking Up After Startup

    No, I'm at work ATM. But I will try it as soon as I get home. I'll post the results tomorrow when I come back to work. Having only one computer stinks....
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    Solved: XP Locking Up After Startup

    There wasn't when the problem started, but I added one this past weekend in order to back up all the files we wanted to keep. Both drives are Seagate SATA drives. The old one is 80GB and the new one is 320GB.
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