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Hide Hard Drives Partitions

This is a great trick you can play on your friends. To disable the display
of local or networked drives when you click My Computer.
1.Go to start->run.Type regedit.Now go to:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer
Now in the right pane create a new DWORD item and name it NoDrives(it is case sensitive). Now modify it's value and set it to 3FFFFFF
(Hexadecimal) .Now restart your computer. So, now when you click on
My Computer, no drives will be shown(all gone...). To enable display of
drives in My Computer, simply delete this DWORD item that you created.
Again restart your computer.You can now see all the drives again.
Magic

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my seagate freeagent goflex 1tb hdd appearing as local disk in my computer... the autoplay dialog window doesn't come up when the drive is connected..


AUTO PLAY DIALOGUE IS OFF IN YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM
ENABLE AUTO PLAY
WHAT OS YOU ARE USING
OR CHECK BELOW LINKS
Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003,or Windows XP
Fix it for meTo disable or enable Autorun automatically, click the appropriate Fix this problem link. Then, click Run in the File Downloaddialog box and follow the steps in this wizard.

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my computer will not fully connect to my belkin play wireless router, it only showslocal only, how can i resolve this


ok if your computer showing local connection only then its something thats preventing you from accessing internet.. There is 2 possibilities First: Your Antivirus and Second: Your Firewall

1. disable your antivirus and firewall for 15-20 mins
2. right click on your connection and choose repair connection
3. if it still does not work i guess you on windows vista try this :

1. Click on start/ control panel
2. Open Network and Sharing Center
3. On the Left choose Manage wireless Connections
4. Right Click on your router and choose Delete Connection or Network. close the page
5. You will find on the Task bar on the right: Your two computers are not connected anymore
6. Right click on the 2 computer and choose connect to a network, it will show you your Router, choose the router and click connect.. if there a password insert the password and click continue or connect.. when it will be connected it will pop up a menu to save what kind of network it is you choose the first one " HOME ".. Thats it.. Happy surfing

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after my computer is idle for a short period i lose my internet connection


Hi
It could be that your network card power management is set to switch off the network card after a set period. Its best disable the power management.
Click on the start button and look for control panel. Click on control panel and look for network connections. int there should be a local area connection right click on that and click on properties.
Look for the configure button and click on it. Next look for the power management tab and untick allow the computer to turn off this device.
That should do the trick.

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cant connect to lan modem


1. check first your lan connections,
click start, go to control panel, click network connections din check your local area connection.
2. right click the local area connection, then try to disable and enable it.
3. if not been solved,

try to look the driver of your ethernet drivers

look at and search your motherboard's brand and model then search it and download for your drivers for your network adapter.

or you may try this,

1. right click my computer
2. click properties
3. clcik hardware tab
4. click device manager,
5. click network adapter
6. right click the name of your network adapter then, click update

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router not working


Hello Sean Lin,

The only option for the 5th pc would be to get it wirelessly connected. You need to install a wireless adapter to your pc. Set the IP & DNS to automatically obtained from router.

You also try to adjust or temporarily disable the your firewall and other securities;
Disabling Windows Firewall

Note: A firewall is designed to help protect your computer from attack by malicious users or software. Such software includes viruses that use unsolicited incoming network traffic that infects your computer. Before you disable your firewall, you must disconnect your computer from all networks, including the Internet. To disable your Windows firewall, please follow these steps:

Disable Internet Connection Firewall in Windows XP or Windows XP SP1

1. In the Control Panel, double click Network and Internet Connections. Then, click on Network Connections icon.
2. Right click on Local Area Network (LAN) Connection on which you want to disable the Internet Connection Firewall (ICF), and then click on Properties.
3. On the Advanced tab, you will see protect my computer or network check dialogue. Then, click on the Settings tab.
4. Click on OFF then OK.

Disable Windows Firewall in Windows XP SP2

1. Please click on Start, then click Run. Then, type in firewall.cpl and then click OK.
2. On the General tab, click OFF (not recommended) and then click OK.
I hope this troubleshooting steps will help..if not please notify me

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