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Where is tab key & alt key does not work in dos programs

1 - one dos program program requires the tab key. which key=tab key

2 - one dos program won't allow the alt key to work

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Tab key is located on the lefthand side of the keyboard just above the Capslock key and says TAB on it,It should also have two arrows,One facing left and one facing right.

Try the other Alt key located at the other end of the space bar

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Cant see option to log out/sign out on facebook from Lenovo g50 laptop


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Back in the days of DOS, the PrtScn key used to print the screen. But in all versions of Windows, this works differently, and the name of the key is now an anachronism. The key does *not* print the screen. PrtScrn captures the whole screen, and Alt-PrtScrn captures the active window.

Either one captures the image to the Windows clipboard. Once it's in the clipboard you can paste (Ctrl-V) it into any application that supports graphics (Windows Paint, other graphics programs, even your favorite word processor). You can edit or add to the image as you wish, then print it.
This ability to manipulate the image in a program before printing it is an improvement over the original DOS method of just printing it. But if you'd like that old facility back, there are several third-party freeware/shareware programs that can do this, such as PrintKey2000 at http://www.sharewarejunkies.com/00zwd2/printkey2000.htm

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I am getting an arcsoft daemon has stoped working message on my acer 5515 laptop


Hi,

This software in included with many different imaging devices (cameras, printers, etc).

It is not essential to the running of your computer and you can remove it if you find the warnings annoying.

Try looking in the Control Panel->Add and Remove programs to see if you can remove it.

Alternatively, you can stop it from running when your computer starts:

1) Press the Windows Key (next to the left Alt key) and the R key together to open a run dialog.
2) Type msconfig (press enter)
3) Go to the "Startup" tab
4) Look for any lines with Arcsoft in them and untick them
5) Press OK
6) Reboot your computer

For more information on this program, and how to uninstall it look here:
http://forums.pcpitstop.com/index.php?/topic/175428-arcsoft-connect-deamon/

Please rate my answer if this helps.

Many thanks,

Chris

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How to install windows xp sp2 by using dr-dos


1. Check your BIOS to be sure your computer will boot from a CD. Enter the BIOS setup by pressing the "Delete" or F2 or "F12" key, or as directed at the startup screen, immediately after booting. Set the first boot device to "CDROM" or "DVDROM" instead of "hard drive" if it isn't already.

2. MS-DOS command prompt

Insert the Windows XP installation CD into your CD or DVD drive and restart the computer. When prompted, choose to start from the MS-DOS command prompt with CD support. The MS-DOS command prompt will appear in a moment.

3. Start SMARTDRIVE by typing "SMARTDRV" at the DOS prompt and pressing enter. You don't have to run SMARTDRIVE, but copying the files will be much quicker if you do. The computer will display the DOS prompt again.

4. Enter "CD I386" at the DOS prompt to change to the directory where the setup program starts.

5. Enter "WINNT" at the prompt to start Windows XP setup. The installation program will copy files to your computer and then display a message requesting to reboot.

6. Press the "Enter" key to reboot. The setup program will start again and check that your hard drive format is compatible with Windows XP. If not, it will guide you through partitioning and formatting the drive and then ask you to reboot once more.

7. Press "Enter" to reboot. The computer will restart in Windows XP mode and automatically start the Windows Setup Wizard to detect your hardware and finish the installation.

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1. operating system to original factory image (with no recovery disk required)
2. applications (selectable)
3. drivers (selectable)
If the netbook came with pre-installed Windows XP, use Acer eRecovery Management by
1. pressing start button at bottom left corner of Taskbar
2. hover cursor over All Programs then Acer Empowering Technology
3. then click on Acer eRecovery Management and follow subsequent recovery instructions
Alternatively, on powering up, press Alt and F10 together while Acer logo is showing.
If this doesn't work, there is the possibility that the D2D recovery is not enabled for startup.
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2. cursor over to the Main tab
3. cursor down to D2D and enable it.
4. save changes when exiting - system will reboot
5. again, press Alt and F10 together while Acer logo is showing.

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Function keys F1 thru F12 don't work


Keyboard might have gone bad. Try hooking up a external keyboard and see if they work. If they don't then you have a motherboard issue. If they do then it is a keyboard issue. If you lucky it is just a keyboard then you can get one here for 20 bucks.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000MMCJQY/?tag=ricksphotograpag1-20

It is really easy to replace.

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Cant get the at button to work even by pressing shift or not,every other key function works.


You may have a bad key, or a key with something under it.
Try this:

Turn the netbook upside down so that the keysj face the floor.
Bang on the back side that way you would to burp a baby.
Then, take a vacuum cleaner and **** out the spaces between the keys.
If this doesn't work, you may have to make an @ symbol manually by using the ALT key. (ALT plus 64). This should work in most Word Processing programs.
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  2. Depress the Alt key.
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  4. Release the Alt key, and the character will appear.
  5. On a laptop computer, there usually is no numeric keypad. So, instead, depress the Fn (function) key, then the Alt key, then the numerical code sequence. The numbers are on the fronts of certain keyboard keys: M=0, J=1, K=2, L=3, U=4, I=5, O=6, 7=7, 8=8, and 9=9.
http://www.tedmontgomery.com/tutorial/altchrc.html

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How can i remove dos warning from screen, it states battery not charging, it is on screen every time I startup. thanks for your help mac


It should say something like "push F1 tocontinue" "push F2 to enter Setup" and "push F3 to stop showing power error's" or something like that. Then push F3 or whatever it is. If not, then just remove the battery. You don't need it as long as your plugged into the A/C adapter.... your battery doesnt charge anyways.

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I just bought a Sony Vaio at best buy and the ''geek squad'' wanted $40 to ''activate'' the second processor that supposedly doens't come active, they also were bragging that they would optimize the system...


They said what? Sounds like,
"Come sit beside me for a while, said the Spider to the Fly".

They're full of beans. Only if you have a computer that has TWO separate processors, that are in two processor sockets, is this done.

Your Sony laptop, has a processor made up of a single die chip, with two processor cores on it.

Dual core processors have their two processor cores activated all the time.
It is only if the second processor core is needed, that it will run.

The second processor core will operate if:

1.If more than one thread requires using both processor cores.
2.If an intense game requires both processor cores to operate.
3.If opening multiple programs, or applications, both processor cores will operate.
4.Using a 3D program that requires a lot of processor power.

To what extent, or percentage, that the second processor core operates at, is up to the task that is required of it.

It's like having a fuel dragster to just go down to the store, and buy bread. You would idle down to the store.
[One processor core operating]

Have to get down to the end of the dragstrip F-A-S-T?
Then you open the engine wide open.
[Two processor cores operating at 100%]

1.While you're on the internet, press the CTRL, ALT, and Delete keys, At The Same Time, to bring up the Task Manager. Now click on the Performance tab.

View CPU Usage.

2.Now open an intense program. (Such as an intense game for example)
Press CTRL, ALT and Delete keys at the same time, to bring up Task Manager. Click on the Performance tab.
Again, view CPU Usage.
Both processor cores are operating at 80% to 100%.

Optimize your computer system? What 'secret' do they supposedly possess?
NONE!

1.Keep your Start-Up menu down to a minimum. Only have the programs that need to start, when the computer starts. Activate the other programs manually, as you need them.

2.Keep your registry clean. I recommend using a registry cleaner on a regular basis. I use CCleaner. This registry cleaner is free, and works better than paid for versions. If it was not free, I would not recommend it here. That would be advertising.

3.Delete programs that you hardly use. Applications also. (DO NOT delete Windows programs, just programs you have downloaded, or manually installed yourself)

4.Keep your harddrive storage space to less than 50 percent full. Once a harddrive fills past this point, the computer starts slowing down.

Use external storage for more space. (External harddrive, and USB flashdrive for two examples)

As you can see, Numbers 1, and 3 above, may not apply to you at the moment. You indicate that you just bought the Sony laptop. Therefore you may not have installed anything yet. This info is for the future.

Numbers 2, and 4 may apply to you now. I would use a registry cleaner from the 3rd or 4th day, if you visit a lot of websites.
I would also use an external storage device from Day 1, if I had a lot of documents, and other information to store.
(School, College, Business) Keep your harddrive as close as it is/was, to Day 1.

(MAKE a backup of your harddrives contents right now! This is your Restoration Disk should something happen to your laptop in the future)

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Keyboard


No keys on my keyboard work. Cause: This issue is often caused by either a bad keyboard, bad interface board, and/or bad motherboard.
Answer: Disconnect the keyboard from the computer and connect another known working keyboard to it. If this is a PS/2 keyboard and connecting multiple keyboards or a known working keyboard to the computer PS/2 port does not work unfortunately it's likely that the PS/2 port is bad. Because this port is part of the motherboard this will require that you replace the motherboard. Alternatively if replacing the motherboard is too costly or not an effective solution you could also consider using a USB keyboard if USB ports are available on the computer.

Not all keys on keyboard work.

Reference number: CH000305
Not all keys on keyboard work. Issue: Not all keys on keyboard work.
Cause: This issue is often caused by a bad keyboard or software preventing these keys to be pressed.
Additional information: This document contains information about troubleshooting a keyboard that has some functioning keys. If no key on the keyboard is working see document CH000955.
Solution: Verify that the key is not working in more than one application. It is possible that some keys may not be used in all programs. This generally always applies to the Function keys F1 through F12. If not all keys are working in all programs and you have Windows, attempt to boot the computer to a MS-DOS prompt or safe mode and test the keyboard in DOS. Information about getting into safe mode can be found on document CHSFAFE and information on how to boot to DOS can be found on document CHDOS. If it appears that a substance has been spilt into the computer, please review document CH000303. If all above suggestions have been completed or if you are not running Windows, it is likely that the keyboard and/or keys are bad and it is recommended that the keyboard be replaced with a new one.

Read and follow instructions, Please dont for get to Vote/Thank You.

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