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My Start bar has disappeared and I can't connect to the internet. Most of my other programs such as Adobe, Word, and Excel still work fine. My Real Player works but my Windows Media Player won't. Any ideas what I can do to fix it? It is a Gateway Laptop (MX6440 I think - my computer isn't with me right now).

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    I haven't tried to reinstall or repair the operating system (XP). I was told I would lose all my data (thousands of pictures). Is there a way to do this without losing my data? I have tried to copy the pictures into a portable hard drive, but the drop and drag and send to aren't working. The only way I can save a file to the portable drive is to open it, then SAVE AS. That would take me forever.

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Have you tried to reinstall or repair the operating system?

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When opening any pdf file internet explorer gets stop working and browser restart. Reader.exe faulty module


Check for any updates and optional updates in control panel.
Run Windows Update in Windows 7

Using Windows Update in Windows 7 keeps your laptop and desktop computer safer.
Microsoft periodically releases updates and security fixes.

By loading these updates, you are keeping your Windows computer safe from viruses, spyware and malware.

With Windows Update, you have the ability to download updates and choose when to install, automatically have updates applied, check for updates only and/or never check for updates.

Click "Start," "All Program" "Windows Update."
Alternatively, you can click the "Start" orb and type Windows Update in the instant search box.

Windows Update appears in the list for you to choose.
Click "Check for updates;" it is located on the left hand-side of the open window.

Windows 7 begins checking for updates.
They are categorized as important and optional.
Click the "Important Update" link and choose all that apply.

Once you are finished choosing your important updates, click "OK."
Click the "Optional Update" link and choose all that apply.

Once you are finished choosing your important updates, click "OK."
Click "Install updates."

Windows 7 downloads your updates and installs them.
A reboot of your computer is required once the update process is complete.
You might also try this for IE 7 not sure about IE 9
Fix Adobe Acrobat or Reader 9 Crash on Internet Explorer 7 Problem

Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader 9 enable the computer to view PDF files.
These applications also install an add on, or plug in a small software that adds extra features to a programto Internet Explorer 7, enabling IE7 to load PDF files from within the browser.

If conflicting add-ons are installed to the browser, or if the Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader software is not properly installed, however, IE7 will crash whenever it attempts to load a PDF.

Open Internet Explorer.
Hold down "Alt" to show all of the toolbars.

Click "Tools" from the menu bar.
Click "Internet Options."

Go to the "Advanced" tab.
Click "Reset" to revert the Internet Explorer 7 settings to default.

Click "OK."
Restart Internet Explorer after resetting the browser.

Return to the "Tools" menu and click "Manage Add-ons."
Wait for all of the add-ons to load in the right pane, then look through the list to find the add-ons labeled "BHO" or "Browser Helper."

Click each add-on with "BHO" or "Browser Helper" in the name, then click "Disable." Restart IE when finished.

Download the Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader 9 software from the Adobe website, if you do not already have the setup program on your computer or on disc.

Click "Start."
Click "Control Panel."

Click "Programs," then click "Programs and Features."
Scroll to "Adobe Acrobat" or "Adobe Reader 9."

Right-click the program. Select "Uninstall" from the context menu.
Follow the onscreen directions to remove the software from the computer, then restart the PC.

Log back in to Windows and click "Start."
Click "Computer."

Navigate to the folder where the Adobe setup file is saved or insert the Adobe Acrobat CD.
If the file is saved on the computer, double-click the file to launch the installer.

Follow the onscreen prompts to reinstall the plug-in to Internet Explorer 7.
Restart the PC when the installation is complete.

Open Internet Explorer 7 after booting to Windows.
Open a PDF file from within the browser to test the browser.

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/331/331025.html

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My Chicony USB 2.0 camera on my toshiba vista home premium, intel celeron inside, doesn't work normally. you can use it on Skype hotmail and Facebook but u can take pictures with it normally. Ther


Suggest you go to Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs. Scroll down through the installed programs to see what the camera app is actually called, then search for that name in the "Search" box that pops up after you click on the Start menu (before you click All Programs).

Or try just typing Chicony in the search box.

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When you select some data in excel , you can come to know the count , sum , average , range ,min ,max .The same appears below scroll bar . It has suddently disappeared from my workbook .Hence very...


I don't have 2010, but I do have 2007. Now, provided that status bar is still there, right click on it and check the boxes you want to show on your status bar, such as sum, count, etc.

If you status bar is not there, make sure your are in NORMAL view and not Full Screen View. Hit the escape key a few times to get back to Normal. It would also be a good idea to click on the View ribbon menu to see what view you are in.

After that, I am at a loss to assist you.

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MS Word and Excel both loaded on my laptop a few days ago. Both programs have disappeared. A real nuisance. I've a repair but the whole program seems to have vanished.


reinstall your microsoft office 2003
this can solve problem, or upgrade your office to microsoft office 2007 or 2010
i hope this helpfull
thanks for using fixya

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My printer worked fine until Windows 7 downloaded something supposed to make printers work even better.Now Word, Excel and Adobe files don't print. There is no error message. I hit the print button and it...


Contacted HP Chat support. After investigating a bit they had me add a new printer using the virtual USB port and designating that printer as the HP OfficeJet 6500 E709A series. I did so and made that the default printer. Immediately Word, Excel and Adobe documents were once again printing.

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Why, when I open any document (Excel or Word) does


no, doubt you have a virus, but you can go to avast.com and download the newest free home version of this program and install it. Then you can scan your comptuer for virus.

also lets try this to stop the other issue, go to adobe.com and download the newest version of adobe reader. maybe the install fie for that is just corrupt or something and is sending everything in a loop.

good luck
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Count , sum ect below scroll bar disappeared


Excel 2007 - This is called the status bar, right click on it if it is blank and put click to put a click next to the options you require.
Previous Versions - Click View --> Status Bar

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Word & Excel won't open files when doubleclicked in Windows Explorer


Excel may have "Ignore other applications" selected. See THIS Microsoft Knowledgebase Article.

Try going to Excel Options; Advanced tab; and under the 'General' heading: uncheck the box that says: Ignore other Applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE).

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My Router has no internet connection


First reset the router. To do this look at the back of the router & you'll see the power cord. Unplug it.
Click this link to view the quick start guide.
http://dl01.zyxel.com/DownloadLibary_ShortName/P-660HW-D1/quick_start_guide/P-660HW-D1_1.pdf
Use a pen & press & hold in the reset button for about 15 seconds. Release & plug the power cord back in.
Restart the PC.
Load internet explorer, try loading a web page like www.yahoo.com
If you end up on yahoo's web site your router is still alive.
In the browser's address window type in
192.168.1.1 than press the enter key on your keyboard.
This is your default configuration.

If you can not view the pdf file you will have to install Adobe reader. Click the next link to download a free copy of Adobe.
http://www.download.com/Adobe-Acrobat-Reader/3000-2378_4-10000062.html
You should be fine now. It happends again you know what to do.

Need more help, feel free to ask.
Good Luck & Kind Regards.
Mike

Mar 21, 2008 | Zyxel P660HW-D1 Router

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