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When I left click on anything, it opens up the right click menu. This is rather annoying as i don't actually right click, i've tried changing the batteries, but it hasn't worked. Help please.

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Try reconecting it if this doesnt work after rebooting you might have had something get stuck between the keys or something could have gotten spilled in to it if the later then it would have to be replaced..

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I can't download anything.


Are you using Internet Explorer? Just go to the top of the screen with your mouse and RIGHT click on the very top part of the screen. It should bring up a small menu, look for Menu Bar, and LEFT click beside it (it will put a small check mark beside it to show that the option is enabled). You can show or hide many of the info bars along the top with this method. If you pick one that you dont want anymore, just open the menu again and click on the check mark to unselect it. Did this help?

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How to change the mouse sensitivity


<p>Click on the "Start" button in the lower left corner of your computer screen to open the Start menu so you can change the mouse sensitivity. Locate the control panel link on the right-hand column of the Start menu and click on the link.<br /> <p><br /> <p>Wait for the Control Panel manu to open and then locate the "Search Control Panel" bar at the top of the menu on the the right-hand side. Type in "mouse" (no quote marks) in the window and locate the mouse menu at the top, left side of the menu.<br /> <p><br /> <p>Locate the link that says "Change Button Settings" at the bottom of the mouse menu and click on the link. When the mouse properties window appears, locate the tabs at the top of the window and find the one that says "Pointer Options."<br /> <p><br /> <p>Click on the "Pointer Options" window tab and locate the heading that says "Motion." In the Motion section, find the slide ajustment bar that is labeled "Slow" on the left side and "Fast" on the right side of the bar.<br /> <p><br /> <p>Move the bar according to your desired speed and preferences, and click on the "Apply" button on the lower right-hand side of the window.<br /> <p><br /> <p>Click the "OK" button on the lower left-hand side of the window, which will take you back to the default window. Verify that the mouse sensitivity is according to your needs and readjust if necessary by repeating these steps.<br />

on Dec 07, 2010 | PC Desktops

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To Remove ?Your Computer Might Be At Risk? Message from your computer tray


Continuing our HOW TO series,we’ll look at how to remove ‘Your Computer Might Be At Risk’ alerts coming up in the tray icon on Windows XP based PCs.
If you disable/turn off the default ‘Windows Firewall’ or if you turn off Automatic Updates(Not Recommended) or if you don’t have any updated anti-virus program running on your Windows XP based computer,you would see some annoying message/alert coming at the tray icon of your PC.
It is actually intended to alert the user,however many PC users find it annoying.
So follow the below points to turn it off.
Navigate to Start>Settings>Control Panel>Security Center
Once you’ve launched the security center,look at the left hand side of the window.
Look for the ‘Change the way security center alerts me’ under ‘Resources’ tab.
Uncheck all the options to completely turn off the security center alerts.That’s all,You’re done.
Note:However,it is Always highly recommended to turn on your firewall/automatic updates and update your anti-virus program.
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on Dec 03, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Owon the emachine t3256 I don't have a emachine folder or line on the all programs list


1) Right-click on Start

2) Left-click on Properties in the drop down list.

3) Left-click on the Start Menu tab. (Unless it automatically opens to the Start Menu tab)

4) Make sure there is a Green dot in the small circle, to the left of Start menu. If not left-click in the small circle to the left of Start menu.

Go below to the right, and click on Apply.
Now go below to the left, and click on OK.

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joecoolvette

Oct 25, 2012 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Wireless is connected but internet wont detect connection


For wireless connections:

1. Hold the Windows key and press the R key, type services.msc and press Enter or click OK. This should open a new window - services local.
2. Look for Wireless Zero Configuration on the list in the right pane. The list is alphabetical, so you should be able to locate it maybe third from the bottom.
3. Double-click it to open it.
4. Click on the STOP button to stop it (lower left). If it is not highlighted or is grayed out, then the service is stopped. (it should also say that the SERVICE STATUS is stopped).
5. Look for STARTUP TYPE drop-down menu. Change it from AUTOMATIC to DISABLED. then click on APPLY (lower right).
6. Then just change it right back from disabled to automatic and click on apply again.
7. Click on START button (right beside the STOP button) on the same window to start the service.

--- We are essentially restarting the windows wireless service. What we did just turned it off and on again ---

8. Close the services local window.
9. Go to Start and then Control Panel. Network Connections. If you don't see Wireless Network Connections or Local Area Connection after opening Network Connections, kindly look for Network Connections again (it maybe on the lower right).

--- We need to be on the page where you have the wireless network connections icon. ---

11. Right-click on the icon for Wireless Network Connections then left-click on Properties.
12. You should have several tabs. Click on Wireless Network Connections tab (near the top of the window).
13. Make sure you have a checkmark on where it says, "Use windows to configure your wireless connections..." or something like that.

--- Before going into the next step. Kindly make sure first that you have the following CORRECT information: (1) your own SSID; (2) Network key (if you have one) - WEP or WPA or whichever encryption you are using. If you don't know these information, kindly secure these information first or better yet, try calling your router manufacturer to help you out on this ---

14. Then on the list that shows on the same window, remove everything on the list. That list shows all the wireless networks that you have been connected to before.

--- Don't worry about deleting it. The next time that you connect to the wireless network, it will be automatically added back into this list ---

15. Once everything is removed. Kindly close the window.
16. Go back to where you have the Wireless Network Connections icon again.
17. Right-click again the icon and left-click on View Wireless Network Connections.
18. If your wireless router is broadcasting your SSID, then you should be able to see it on the list of wireless network(s) that will appear on the screen.
19. Select your SSID and hit Connect.
20. It should be asking for your network key. Type it in. In might ask you to confirm the network key. Just type it in again.
21. It will attempt to connect it. And you will get a notification that you are connected.
22. Once you are connected, go back to the window where you have the Wireless Network Connections icon we were working on before.
23. That icon should say that it is connected.
24. Double-click it. It should open a new window.
25. You should have a General tab and a Support tab.
26. General tab should say it is connected.
27. Click on the Support tab.
28. Now confirm if your IP Address says 192.168.x.x. where x can represent any number. Example: 192.168.0.100
29. If you have these confirmed. Kindly try to see if you can now get into the internet or into your network.
30. Enjoy!

let me know if this don;t work for you Blankzero

Apr 15, 2012 | PC Desktops

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BIOS clean up


You dont clean the Bios, you can reset it to the defaults or you can usually update it, but thats not recommended unless it needs a critical update, so many people have tried it with bad results, like the pc not starting up after an update, but it is highly unlikely that anything has changed in there so I would leave it and concentrate on the actual computer hard drive.

You can clean you hard drive if you right click on the C: drive icon in My Computer. Then click on Properties, then click Disk Cleanup. There is also on option to clean all but the latest restore point, that saves a lot of hard drive space.

You can also defragment your hard drive which sorts all the files out so that when a file is accessed it finds all of it at once, instead of finding fragments and putting them all together. Files are not usually stored all in one but are spread around the drive, taking longer to find the fragmented bits. It also consolidates all the free space for faster writing to the drive.

You can also go in to MSCONFIG and click the Startup tab and see what programs are running. Anything in there automatically starts running as soon as Windows starts. You can dissable the ones that you know don't need to be running. Not things like Antivirus, Firewall or anything to do with Internet though.

Go to the start menu and type msconfig in the search / run box and press Enter. When you have unticked the ones you dont want running restart the computer.

You will probably get a box pop up when you have restarted saying that you have been in to the configuration settings etc. Just tick the little box on the left that says Don't show this again or whatever it says.

You could also uninstall any programs that you don't actually use.
Go to the Control panel and click on Add and Remove Programs for Windows XP, or Programs and Features in Windows 7.

If it's just got slow gradually,cleaning up usually helps a bit.

If you just want it to be a bit faster then maybe it can have more Ram fitted on the motherboard, that helps, also upgrading the processor, and a faster hard drive will help.

You can also use a little program called CCleaner whhich searches the hard drive for all the rubbish left over from uninstalled programs, unused files, temporary files that are no longer needed etc. It's a free program and very popular.

You can also clean the registry which gets rid of a lot of rubbish left in there. There is an option in CCleaner whhich will do that.

Hope this helps.

Feb 10, 2012 | Compaq PC Desktops

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Cannot connect to internet router is working properly it is connected to my regular computer but cannnot get singal for my notebook


Hello, bevybuns5!

First thing, make sure your WLAN card is turned on, however, without knowing your specific laptop model, I can't help locate it for you. After that, check your router's wireless security code, and assure that you're entering it correctly. Then, if you still aren't able to connect, try manually unplugging the ethernet cable from your PC, then plug the Ethernet cable into the laptop. If you get a signal, skip to the third paragraph, if not then read the next paragraph.

If you aren't getting a physical connection, it could indicate that there is something wrong with some type of software, or operating system settings that aren't allowing you to connect to the internet (leave the network cable plugged in for troubleshooting). Try checking firewall settings (windows firewall is infamous for blocking almost all connections at will). Then, if you're using windows xp, go to the start menu, open the run command, and type "CMD" without quotes (if you're using Vista or Win7, then just type CMD in the search box at the start menu. When the command prompt screen appears, enter this text without quotes "ipconfig /all". If you have an IP address, subnet gateway, and IPv4 configuration, then you're ready for the next step (if not, let me know in a comment, and I'll leave the instructions for that solution). If you're using xp, then right click computer, click properties, go to the hardware tab, then click "Device Manager" (for Vista/Win7, just type Device Manager in the start menu search box). Scroll down (if you have to) to Network, click on it, find your physical network card, right click and uninstall it (don't worry, this won't hurt anything). Wait for a few moments, then right click anywhere in the Device Manager window, then select "scan for new hardware". This will find the NIC you just uninstalled, and reinstall it (with original drivers, unless you've upgraded your Operating System, then you'll have to get the drivers from the manufacturers website via your desktop). Reboot the laptop, and try connecting with the LAN cable again. If this solution doesn't work, leave me a comment describing what you've done, and any error messages that have come up.

If you recieve a signal from the LAN cable, and still cannot connect via the wireless card, then back into device manager we go! For xp users, go to the Start Menu > right click Computer > click Properties > go to the Hardware tab > then click Device Manager. For Vista/Win7 users, open the Start Menu, then type Device Manager. Scroll down and find your wireless card, and if you've tried the solution in the second paragraph, you know what we're gonna do. Right click it, Uninstall the wireless card, wait for a few moments, then right-click anywhere in the Device Manager screen, and select Scan for New Hardware. Reboot the system, and you should be working!

Aug 02, 2011 | PC Desktops

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I have lost all my e-mails from 2002 till 2009, can you help retrieve them?


Deleting messagesPrint
1)Gmail lets you delete either an entire conversation or one message from a conversation. Deleted messages are a lot like the stuff in the trash can in your kitchen: eventually, it's all going in the big dumpster outside, but for a little while, you can still rummage through it if you lost something important. Gmail will empty messages from your Trash automatically after 30 days, or you can permanently delete messages yourself.
2)Here's how you can get rid of an entire conversation:
Open the message (or select the checkbox next to it).
Click the Delete button to move the message to Trash.
3)And here's how you'd preserve most of a near-perfect conversation, but forget about a single message:
Open the conversation and find the message in question.
Click the down arrow next to Reply, at the top right of the message pane.
Click Delete this message.
Oh no! I've made a terrible mistake! I want that message back!
4)It's okay. Just after you delete a message, a yellow bar with an Undo link appears at the top of the page. If you click it, your message will be moved from Trash back to its original location. As long as your change of heart occurs within 30 days of deleting the message, you can also retrieve it from Trash by clicking Trash, selecting the message in question, and clicking Move to Inbox. This won't work if you've already permanently deleted the message, though.
No, really. I don't even like having that message in my Trash. Please take it away.
Once a message is in Trash, Gmail will delete it in 30 days, but you're more than welcome to delete it permanently yourself.
5)Click Trash along the left side of any Gmail page. (If you don't see Trash along the left side of your Gmail page, click more above Contacts on the left side of the page.)
Check the box next to the message you'd like to permanently delete.
Click Delete Forever. This time, it's really gone forever.

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May 23, 2011 | PC Desktops

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I"ve installed online game in


The shield is indicating that Windows' "USER ACCOUNT CONTROL" will warn you about the content of the game because it came from the internet. It is just a warning that it could potentially cause harm to your computer if you don't know where it came from.

If the game doesn't open, (Assuming this is actually a User Account Control Issue) look for a blinking item in your task bar, it may be the User Account Control window showing you the warning. If you have administrative rights on the computer you can just enter a password (if you have one) and click OK to allow the game to play. If not, you need administrative rights on the computer.

To change the User Account Control settings, go to your CONTROL PANEL --> USERS and choose your login ID and in the window that opens you will see an option to "Change User Account Control settings"

Hope this helps.

Mar 16, 2011 | PC Desktops

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