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Monitor comes on for 2 seconds and then goes all black. What type of problem do I have?


May be you have set "Changed" the setting of your monitor power. If it's set then try this step and see whether it's helpful to you or not. In Windows 7, Vista, or XP, to change the power management settings. To change power management settings in Windows 7, Vista, or XP: Note: If this doesn't match what you see, refer to About navigation settings in Windows.
For Windows 7 and Vista From the Start menu, select Control Panel. Then choose Power Options.
From the list in the left panel, click Choose when to turn off the display or Change when the computer sleeps.
Set your options. For each action, "Turn off the display:" and "Put the computer to sleep:", you can select times ranging from 1 minute to Never.
Click Save changes.
Windows XP From the Start menu, select Settings, and then Control Panel. Double-click Power Management or Power Options. From the "Turn off monitor:" drop-down menu, select a time from After 1 min to Never. Click Apply, and then click OK.

All the Best!

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How to Check Windows 7 Firewall Settings 1. Click on the start button, and then...


How to Check Windows 7 Firewall Settings

1. Click on the start button, and then click on Control Panel

2. Once in Control Panel click on Windows Firewall. Here you will see the main firewall settings.

Note with the newer versions of Windows, this includes Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 you now leave the service running. If you want to turn off the firewall you just click on the "Turn Windows Firewall on or off" option.

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In addition if something networking related is not working properly it may me a good idea to turn off the Windows Firewall for testing to see if the Windows Firewall is actually causing your problem.

3. If you are planning to leave the Windows Firewall running it is a good idea to check your "Advanced settings"

Once in here you will be able to check your incoming and outgoing rules, as well as your connection rules.

Note if you still have trouble after setting the "Advance settings" there could be another firewall on a computer or on the network in general blocking the communication. If you are communicating from computer to computer in most cases your need to make sure the same firewall changes are on both computers.
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on Jun 14, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Network Windows 7 with Xp and Vista


Windows 7 includes a new way to share data between all computers in the house with the Residential Group. But only when computers running Windows 7 may join the Group residential and enjoy the new features of sharing, playing multimedia files remotely, etc.. If you have computers running Windows XP or Windows Vista networking with Windows 7, you can still share your files and printers in Windows 7 "old" by following the instructions in this case practice. Below are the steps to do the same.
Check the workgroup:

To be a network, your computers with XP, Vista and Windows 7 should be part of the same workgroup.
Click the Start button. Right-click Computer (My Computer in XP) and click Properties. 

In the Settings area of the computer name, verify the name of the working group. The default name is WORKGROUP but you can customize it by clicking the Change Settings button. 

Make sure it is the same on other machines on the network. Under XP, the information is in the Computer Name tab.

Enable Sharing:

To enable sharing in Windows 7, you must change the settings of the Network and Sharing Center.
Click Start, then Control Panel. 

Click Network and Internet and then click Network and Sharing Center. 

In the left column, click Change sharing settings advanced. 

Verify that the options Enable network discovery, Enable file sharing and printer sharing and Enable so that anyone with network access can read and write are checked. 

Click Save Changes.



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How do I enlarge the screen to fill the monitor


You can resolve this by checking your computers resolution. How you do this depends on the operating system (ie. XP, vista, Windows 7). In windows XP, click start-->control panel--> display...then under the settings tab you should see a resolution slider. Change that setting to your desired preference. If you are using windows 7 or vista, you can right click on a blank space on your desktop and click "Screen Resolution" . If screen resolution does not exist, just click on "Personalize" and change the resolution settings from there.

Hope this helps

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My laptop display becomes blank suddenly while working (the ac power adaptor is connected to laptop for charging)


your power setting could be off
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/disable-power-management-on-windows-vista/
change the setting to never sleep when the laptop is on.

Oct 10, 2009 | Dell PC Desktops

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How to install your monitor drivers in Windows 7 1. You will need to access your...


How to install your monitor drivers in Windows 7

1. You will need to access your computers display settings. This link will show you how to access the display settings

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4290529-change_windows_7_display_settings

2. Click on "Advance Settings"

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3. Click on the "Monitor" tab

Note here is where you will is if you have a generic drive installed or not. If it shows Generic or Plug & Play Monitor then you may not have the actual monitor drivers install.

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4. Click on the "Properties" button and click on the "Driver" tab

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5. Next you will want to click on Update Drive
At this point you will want to select "Browse my computer for the driver software". The reason you want to do this is because if you select "Search automatically for the updated driver software" you will most likely get the default Windows drivers that are already installed.

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6. Next you will browse to the driver CD or the place you have the drivers saved on your computer. Note if you just upgraded from Windows XP your old drivers may not work and you will need to find Windows 7 versions of the drivers. However if you have a Windows Vista version of the driver this may work.
After you get the location set click Next

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7. At this point you should get a message that states that the drives have been installed.

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8. Click Close - Close - OK - OK and you should be back at screen resolution.

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on Mar 08, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Changing operating system from windows vista to windows xp; how to install a bluetooth device


You can change your OS from Vista to XP by try to follow the ff. steps:

1. turn on your computer then press Delete key to enter in BIOS Setup as to set your system 1st boot to CD thru the BIOS advance feature or you may press F8 key to select the CD 1st boot device. then F10 to save changes in your BIOS setup.

2. then, insert you CD with XP operating system in your computer CD/DVD device & just read / follow the next steps that will appear on Screen.

Hope this would help. Best regards.

Apr 22, 2009 | PC Desktops

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HOW TO SET UP MY WINDOW VISTA IN FRENCH


Unless you have Vista Ultimate or Enterprise, you'd have to
purchase and install an French version of Vista. MUI (Multilingual
User Interface) packs are only available in Windows Vista Ultimate and
Windows Vista Enterprise.
International keyboard (Windows Vista)
  1. Open your Control Panel
  2. If in Classic View, click Control Panel Home in upper-left corner
  3. Under Clock, Language, and Region, click Change keyboards or other input methods
  4. Click Change keyboards
  5. Click Add
  6. Scroll down to English (United States)
  7. If you don't see a list including United States-international, click + to expand
  8. Choose United States-International
  9. Click OK in each dialog window.
  10. Read Using the international keyboard (above) and, if necessary, Troubleshooting the international keyboard (below).
See this info on this link:
http://french.about.com/library/bl_faq_accents.htm

Joyeux Noel!

Click on this link or copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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insert xp disk restart computer while restarting pressF8 & on the appeared menu select cd /dvd rom and press enter now xp will setup in ur computer

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to turn off auto updates control panel/windows update/change settings

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You can dual boot with vista and XP but XP must be insatalled before Vista

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