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Cannot access my aol account on new gateway laptop

New laptop taskmanager shows aol running but cannot see aol on screen - been using aol for years and all my stuff is there - so downloaded aol onto laptop and aol lists fine but when activated it does not show-- at a loss - checked w/ gateway tech and he told me to go see comcast but everything works perfect on my other pc so it is not the provider problem

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I had my AOL paid account hacked, I called Aol & canceled the paid aol, but thought I could still use a free aoll. How can I fix Thisi


You will need to apply for a new AOL account with a name and password. Don't use the name that you cancelled. It's blocked by AOL. Use a new name and new password.

Mar 05, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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B. Boot the burned CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive from the PC lost password;
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B. Click Start - Control Panel - User Accounts and Family Safety - User Accounts.
C. On the left pane, select "Create a password reset disk" - "Forgotten Password Wizard".
D. Click "Next" and follow the Wizard to create password reset disk.
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A. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del twice when PC starts and then input "Administrator" in the username field and leave the password filed blank at the classic login screen. Press Enter and login PC.
B. Start -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Local Users and Groups -> folder Users
C. Right click the account user name which password was lost, and then click Set Password -> Reset password -> keep New Password and Confirm Password blank.
D. Right-click locked account and select Reset password.
E. After finished, restart PC and login.

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on May 06, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Aol will not help with new password


To access your AOL account, you need to enter some information.
First, you need to enter your AOL user name or email account.
Next, you need to enter the AOL password that you entered when you first created your account. Once these two pieces of information are entered, you can sign in to your account.
However, if you have forgotten or lost your AOL password, you won't be able to access your account until you successfully reset your password.

Navigate to http://bill.aol.com/ and notice the "Sign In" window to the right of the screen.
Find the "Forgot Password" link under the "Password" field. Click the link.
Type your email address or AOL user name into the "User name or Email" field.
You'll also need to type the letters or numbers you see in the image into the "Word in Image" field.
Click "Next."
Type the correct answer to your security question in the "Your Answer" field.
Click "Next."
Provide the information for the "Billing Contact Name," including first and last name.
This is the primary account holder for your AOL account. Click "Next."
Answer the AOL security questions, which will ask for the last four digits of your Social Security number.
Click "Next." At this point, your identity will be verified.
Type in a new password on the next screen.
You'll need to retype the password to confirm.
Click "Next" and then click "Continue."
At this point, you will be able to sign in to your account using the new password you created.

Oct 13, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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I have had a variety of problems since 2007 a few months after I puchased this gateway laptop from HSN. Big mistake. Customer service for Gateway is terrible! The battery will not charge, screen fails...


Let's think about this. The computer is 3 years old, probably running Vista. It needs a new battery, not surprising on a 3 year old system. The screen doesn't work for some reason.
A battery & screen will run you $150-200. It may still have a problem.
A new computer with Win7 is $400-500.
I know what I would do.

Sep 21, 2010 | Gateway Computers & Internet

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Desktop does not show after the logon


1.This is windows explorer.exe problem
when u r logon press Ctrl+Alt+Delete

taskmanager is open click applications > new task .write explorer.exe then click ok

show ur desktop icon

2. This is windows explorer.exe problem
when u r logon press Ctrl+Alt+Delete

taskmanager is open click new . browse click desktop and right click my computer click manage local user and groups then right hand side right click user and create new user account
then restart ur system

login ur new account

May 14, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Used laptop


Hi

It could be some of your system application cause your internet explorer not to open. I suggest to try the steps below.

1. Click start
2, go to Run, then type this command in the box.

msconfig

a pop window will show up on the screen.

3. Look for Services as one of the tab of the window.

4. Under services, look for a smal box at the bottom portion of the screen that say "hide all microsoft services" then click on disable all.

5. Look for Startup tab on the same window screen. Then click on Disable all. Click on apply then "Ok/ Close"

6. Restart your computer. After restarting your computer. You will see the system configuration utility window. just put a check on a small box that say "Do no show the message" then click Ok.

7. Try to open your internet explorer icon.


Keep me posted.

Thanks.


Oct 17, 2008 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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I can't send or recive e-mail using 2003 outlook, Trying to set it up so I can access my aol account but I am also using a local service to get the internet. I am getting error codes 0x80040900 and...


did you try to setup the aol account properly...
these are instructions as per microsoft:

default.aspx?assetid=za790050011033Add your AOL e-mail account to Outlook 2002 or Outlook 2003

  1. Open Outlook.
  2. On the Tools menu, click E-mail Accounts.
  3. Click Add a new e-mail account, and then click Next.
  4. Click IMAP, and then click Next.
  5. In the appropriate boxes, type the following information:
    • Your Name Type your name as you want it to appear to other people.
    • E-mail Address Type your full AOL e-mail address that includes your screen name followed by @aol.com.
    • User Name Type your AOL screen name.
    • Password Type your AOL password.
    • Incoming mail server (IMAP) Type imap.aol.com.
    • Outgoing mail server (SMTP) Type smtp.aol.com.
  6. Click More Settings.
  7. Click the Outgoing Server tab.
  8. Select the My outgoing server requires authentication check box.
  9. Click Use same settings as my incoming mail server.
  10. Click the Advanced tab, and in the Outgoing mail (SMTP) box, change the number to 587.
  11. Click OK.
  12. Click Next.
  13. Click Finish.
Note To see other AOL folders such as Saved, Sent Items, Spam, and VOICEMAIL you must subscribe to the folder in Outlook.
To subscribe to or unsubscribe from an IMAP folder In Mail, in the Navigation Pane (Navigation Pane: The column on the left side of the Outlook window that includes panes such as Shortcuts or Mail and the shortcuts or folders within each pane. Click a folder to show the items in the folder.), click the Inbox for the IMAP (IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol): Unlike Internet e-mail protocols such as POP3, IMAP creates folders on a server to store/organize messages for retrieval by other computers. You can read message headers only and select which messages to download.) account that contains a folder you want to subscribe to or unsubscribe from.
  1. On the Tools menu, click IMAP Folders.
  2. Do one of the following: default.aspx?assetid=za790050011033Subscribe to a folder
    1. Click Query.
    2. In the Folders box, click the folder you want to subscribe to. To select multiple folders, hold down CTRL while clicking folder names.
    3. Click Subscribe.

Oct 05, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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