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The Dreaded Blinking red light

The red light next to the green power light....I was working in photoshop..it froze ...I did the ctrl alt delete thing...nothing happened. I did the...push the power button in til it shut down...then when I tried to power up it beeped and the red light started blinking......I did a bad thing.

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  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    everything is normal on first second of startup. then the red light starts blinking and the monitor doesnt receive anything. the whole pc is just paralyzed with the red light blinking.

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I think this sounds like a RAM issue.. How much do you have installed currently.. to check click start/control panel/system and it should show in the lower right corner of the window... if it has a number like close to 512mb then you have 512mb sometimes it will not show exactly 512mb because the mainboard may be using a portion of it for onboard video or something else. But if you are running win xp it needs a min of 512 and any other program you have running will dig into the 512mb being used and slow things down and eventually freeze the system. Due to programs running in the background like anti virus, msn, etc... You can add more ram for about $40.00 if you put it in yourself or around $70.00 if a shop adds it for you. That is at what our shop would charge. Otherplaces ??? Hope this helps.. The ram is used to run your programs and also aids in the speed. Most new/good computers come with about 1gb now days.

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  • CTRL+C (Copy)
  • CTRL+X (Cut)
  • CTRL+V (Paste)
  • CTRL+Z (Undo)
  • DELETE (Delete)
  • SHIFT+DELETE (Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin)
  • CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected item)
  • CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to the selected item)
  • F2 key (Rename the selected item)
  • CTRL+RIGHT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word)
  • CTRL+LEFT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word)
  • CTRL+DOWN ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph)
  • CTRL+UP ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph)
  • CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Highlight a block of text)
  • SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document)
  • CTRL+A (Select all)
  • F3 key (Search for a file or a folder)
  • ALT+ENTER (View the properties for the selected item)
  • ALT+F4 (Close the active item, or quit the active program)
  • ALT+ENTER (Display the properties of the selected object)
  • ALT+SPACEBAR (Open the shortcut menu for the active window)
  • CTRL+F4 (Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
  • ALT+TAB (Switch between the open items)
  • ALT+ESC (Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened)
  • F6 key (Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop)
  • F4 key (Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
  • SHIFT+F10 (Display the shortcut menu for the selected item)
  • ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the System menu for the active window)
  • CTRL+ESC (Display the Start menu)
  • ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name (Display the corresponding menu)
  • Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu (Perform the corresponding command)
  • F10 key (Activate the menu bar in the active program)
  • RIGHT ARROW (Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu)
  • LEFT ARROW (Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu)
  • F5 key (Update the active window)
  • BACKSPACE (View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
  • ESC (Cancel the current task)
  • SHIFT when you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive (Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing)
  • CTRL+SHIFT+ESC (Open Task Manager)

Feb 17, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Easy shortcuts with windows


  • CTRL+C (Copy)
  • CTRL+X (Cut)
  • CTRL+V (Paste)
  • CTRL+Z (Undo)
  • DELETE (Delete)
  • SHIFT+DELETE (Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin)
  • CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected item)
  • CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to the selected item)
  • F2 key (Rename the selected item)
  • CTRL+RIGHT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word)
  • CTRL+LEFT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word)
  • CTRL+DOWN ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph)
  • CTRL+UP ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph)
  • CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Highlight a block of text)
  • SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document)
  • CTRL+A (Select all)
  • F3 key (Search for a file or a folder)
  • ALT+ENTER (View the properties for the selected item)
  • ALT+F4 (Close the active item, or quit the active program)
  • ALT+ENTER (Display the properties of the selected object)
  • ALT+SPACEBAR (Open the shortcut menu for the active window)
  • CTRL+F4 (Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
  • ALT+TAB (Switch between the open items)
  • ALT+ESC (Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened)
  • F6 key (Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop)
  • F4 key (Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
  • SHIFT+F10 (Display the shortcut menu for the selected item)
  • ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the System menu for the active window)
  • CTRL+ESC (Display the Start menu)
  • ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name (Display the corresponding menu)
  • Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu (Perform the corresponding command)
  • F10 key (Activate the menu bar in the active program)
  • RIGHT ARROW (Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu)
  • LEFT ARROW (Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu)
  • F5 key (Update the active window)
  • BACKSPACE (View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
  • ESC (Cancel the current task)
  • SHIFT when you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive (Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing)
  • CTRL+SHIFT+ESC (Open Task Manager)

on Oct 23, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Photoshop CS3 Freeze Fix


This article is a how-to on how to fix an Adobe Photoshop freeze at start-up. It involves resetting or deleting the Photoshop preferences file.

http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=kb401600&sliceId=1

To re-create the preferences files for Photoshop, start the application while holding down Ctrl+Alt+Shift (Windows) or Command+Option+Shift (Mac OS). Then, click Yes to the message, "Delete the Adobe Photoshop Settings file?"

This is a quick and easy fix that Adobe claims will sometimes fix erratic or strange behavior such as freezes. Until next time, happy Photoshoping!

Taken from TakingStuffApart.com.

on Mar 05, 2010 | Adobe Computers & Internet

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Cant reboot - it started when the internet froze and i did ctrl atl delete and ended prosces for expoler, then computer froze so i used ctrl alt delete to restart computer, when computer restarted it...


Good day sir/maam, the reson why it froze is caused by a bad memory module, you may need to replace it. Open up your computer and locate the memory modules, remove all memory modules and bring it to a computer vendor for testing. or if you have the cash, better buy a new one. make sure that what you install on your PC be it tested or new is good.

Sep 27, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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My clone tool for photoshop elements is not working. Everything else is and has been. I only used it once about a month ago and then it said there was a program error. I didn't need it again until now and...


I have not experienced this, but there's talk about some plug-ins effecting the clone tool's function.
A couple of suggestions to try:
- Remove you third party plug-ins one by one until you find the one that affects how the tool works. Bare in mind that some removals may require a restart to be effective.
- Delete your Photoshops preferences, hold Ctrl+Alt+Shift when launching Photoshop until a pop-up window asks you are you sure you want to delete the preferences. NOTE that this will delete all your p'shop settings and customisations, it'll be like you've just installed it again. Failing that, you can go to C:Docs&Settings\<user>\Applic Data\Adobe\Photoshop\6\Adobe PShop Settings\ and delete the file that says something like "Photoshop 6 Prefs.psp"

Jan 29, 2009 | Adobe Photoshop Elements 6: Windows

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All Caps Ctrl+Shift+A
Annotation Alt+Ctrl+M
App Maximize Alt+F10
App Restore Alt+F5
Apply Heading1 Alt+Ctrl+1
Apply Heading2 Alt+Ctrl+2
Apply Heading3 Alt+Ctrl+3
Apply List Bullet Ctrl+Shift+L
Auto Format Alt+Ctrl+K
Auto Text F3
Auto Text Alt+Ctrl+V
Bold Ctrl+B
Bold Ctrl+Shift+B
Bookmark Ctrl+Shift+F5
Browse Next Ctrl+Page Down
Browse Prev Ctrl+Page Up
Browse Sel Alt+Ctrl+Home
Cancel Esc
Center Para Ctrl+E
Change Case Shift+F3
Char Left Left
Char Left Extend Shift+Left
Char Right Right
Char Right Extend Shift+Right
Clear Del
Close or Exit Alt+F4
Close Pane Alt+Shift+C
Column Break Ctrl+Shift+Return
Column Select Ctrl+Shift+F8
Copy Ctrl+C
Copy Ctrl+Insert
Copy Format Ctrl+Shift+C
Copy Text Shift+F2
Create Auto Text Alt+F3
Customize Add Menu Shortcut Alt+Ctrl+=
Customize Keyboard Shortcut Alt+Ctrl+Num +
Customize Remove Menu Shortcut Alt+Ctrl+-
Cut Ctrl+X
Cut Shift+Del
Date Field Alt+Shift+D
Delete Back Word Ctrl+Backspace
Delete Word Ctrl+Del
Distribute Para Ctrl+Shift+J
Do Field Click Alt+Shift+F9
Doc Close Ctrl+W
Doc Close Ctrl+F4
Doc Maximize Ctrl+F10
Doc Move Ctrl+F7
Doc Restore Ctrl+F5
Doc Size Ctrl+F8
Doc Split Alt+Ctrl+S
Double Underline Ctrl+Shift+D
End of Column Alt+Page Down
End of Column Alt+Shift+Page Down
End of Doc Extend Ctrl+Shift+End
End of Document Ctrl+End
End of Line End
End of Line Extend Shift+End
End of Row Alt+End
End of Row Alt+Shift+End
End of Window Alt+Ctrl+Page Down
End of Window Extend Alt+Ctrl+Shift+Page Down
Endnote Now Alt+Ctrl+D
Extend Selection F8
Field Chars Ctrl+F9
Field Codes Alt+F9
Find Ctrl+F
Font Ctrl+D
Font Ctrl+Shift+F
Font Size Select Ctrl+Shift+P
Footnote Now Alt+Ctrl+F
Formatting Properties Shift+F1
Go Back Shift+F5
Go Back Alt+Ctrl+Z
Go To Ctrl+G
Go To F5
Grow Font Ctrl+Shift+.
Grow Font One Point Ctrl+]
Hanging Indent Ctrl+T
Header Footer Link Alt+Shift+R
Help F1
HHC Alt+Ctrl+F7
Hidden Ctrl+Shift+H
Hyperlink Ctrl+K
Indent Ctrl+M
Italic Ctrl+I
Italic Ctrl+Shift+I
Justify Para Ctrl+J
Left Para Ctrl+L
Line Down Down
Line Down Extend Shift+Down
Line Up Up
Line Up Extend Shift+Up
List Num Field Alt+Ctrl+L
Lock Fields Ctrl+3
Lock Fields Ctrl+F11
Macro Alt+F8
Mail Merge Check Alt+Shift+K
Mail Merge Edit Data Source Alt+Shift+E
Mail Merge to Doc Alt+Shift+N
Mail Merge to Printer Alt+Shift+M
Mark Citation Alt+Shift+I
Mark Index Entry Alt+Shift+X
Mark Table of Contents Entry Alt+Shift+O
Menu Mode F10
Merge Field Alt+Shift+F
Microsoft Script Editor Alt+Shift+F11
Microsoft System Info Alt+Ctrl+F1
Move Text F2
New Default Ctrl+N
Next Field F11
Next Field Alt+F1
Next Misspelling Alt+F7
Next Object Alt+Down
Next Window Ctrl+F6
Next Window Alt+F6
Normal Alt+Ctrl+N
Normal Style Ctrl+Shift+N
Normal Style Alt+Shift+Clear (Num 5)
Open Ctrl+O
Open Ctrl+F12
Open Alt+Ctrl+F2
Open or Close Up Para Ctrl+0
Other Pane F6
Other Pane Shift+F6
Outline Alt+Ctrl+O
Outline Collapse Alt+Shift+-
Outline Collapse Alt+Shift+Num -
Outline Demote Alt+Shift+Right
Outline Expand Alt+Shift+=
Outline Expand Alt+Shift+Num +
Outline Move Down Alt+Shift+Down
Outline Move Up Alt+Shift+Up
Outline Promote Alt+Shift+Left
Outline Show First Line Alt+Shift+L
Page Alt+Ctrl+P
Page Break Ctrl+Return
Page Down Page Down
Page Down Extend Shift+Page Down
Page Field Alt+Shift+P
Page Up Page Up
Page Up Extend Shift+Page Up
Para Down Ctrl+Down
Para Down Extend Ctrl+Shift+Down
Para Up Ctrl+Up
Para Up Extend Ctrl+Shift+Up
Paste Ctrl+V
Paste Insert
Paste Format Ctrl+Shift+V
Prev Field Shift+F11
Prev Field Alt+Shift+F1
Prev Object Alt+Up
Prev Window Ctrl+Shift+F6
Prev Window Alt+Shift+F6
Print Ctrl+P
Print Ctrl+Shift+F12
Print Preview Ctrl+F2
Print Preview Alt+Ctrl+I
Proofing F7
Redo Alt+Shift+Backspace
Redo or Repeat Ctrl+Y
Redo or Repeat F4
Redo or Repeat Alt+Return
Repeat Find Shift+F4
Repeat Find Alt+Ctrl+Y
Replace Ctrl+H
Research Lookup Ctrl+Shift+O
Reset Char Ctrl+Space
Reset Char Ctrl+Shift+Z
Reset Para Ctrl+Q
Revision Marks Toggle Ctrl+Shift+E
Right Para Ctrl+R
Save Ctrl+S
Save Shift+F12
Save Alt+Shift+F2
Save As F12
Select All Ctrl+A
Select All Ctrl+Clear (Num 5)
Select All Ctrl+Num 5
Select Table Alt+Clear (Num 5)
Show All Ctrl+Shift+8
Show All Headings Alt+Shift+A
Show Heading1 Alt+Shift+1
Show Heading2 Alt+Shift+2
Show Heading3 Alt+Shift+3
Show Heading4 Alt+Shift+4
Show Heading5 Alt+Shift+5
Show Heading6 Alt+Shift+6
Show Heading7 Alt+Shift+7
Show Heading8 Alt+Shift+8
Show Heading9 Alt+Shift+9
Shrink Font Ctrl+Shift+,
Shrink Font One Point Ctrl+[
Shrink Selection Shift+F8
Small Caps Ctrl+Shift+K
Space Para1 (single spacing) Ctrl+1
Space Para15 (one-and-a-half line spacing) Ctrl+5
Space Para2 (double spacing) Ctrl+2
Spike Ctrl+Shift+F3
Spike Ctrl+F3
Start of Column Alt+Page Up
Start of Column Alt+Shift+Page Up
Start of Doc Extend Ctrl+Shift+Home
Start of Document Ctrl+Home
Start of Line Home
Start of Line Extend Shift+Home
Start of Row Alt+Home
Start of Row Alt+Shift+Home
Start of Window Alt+Ctrl+Page Up
Start of Window Extend Alt+Ctrl+Shift+Page Up
Style Ctrl+Shift+S
Style Separator Alt+Ctrl+Return
Subscript Ctrl+=
Superscript Ctrl+Shift+=
Symbol Font Ctrl+Shift+Q
Task Pane Ctrl+F1
Thesaurus RR Shift+F7
Time Field Alt+Shift+T
Toggle Character Code Alt+X
Toggle Field Display Shift+F9
Toggle Master Subdocs Ctrl+\
Toggle XMLTag View Ctrl+Shift+X
Translate Pane Alt+Shift+F7
Un Hang Ctrl+Shift+T
Un Indent Ctrl+Shift+M
Underline Ctrl+U
Underline Ctrl+Shift+U
Undo Ctrl+Z
Undo Alt+Backspace
Unlink Fields Ctrl+6
Unlink Fields Ctrl+Shift+F9
Unlock Fields Ctrl+4
Unlock Fields Ctrl+Shift+F11
Update Auto Format Alt+Ctrl+U
Update Fields F9
Update Fields Alt+Shift+U
Update Source Ctrl+Shift+F7
VBCode Alt+F11
Web Go Back Alt+Left
Web Go Forward Alt+Right
Word Count List Ctrl+Shift+G
Word Count Recount Ctrl+Shift+R
Word Left Ctrl+Left
Word Left Extend Ctrl+Shift+Left
Word Right Ctrl+Right
Word Right Extend Ctrl+Shift+Right
Word Underline Ctrl+Shift+W

on Dec 03, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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• CTRL+C (Copy)
• CTRL+X (Cut)
• CTRL+V (Paste)
• CTRL+Z (Undo)
• DELETE (Delete)
• SHIFT+DELETE (Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin)
• CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected item)
• CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to the selected item)
• F2 key (Rename the selected item)
• CTRL+RIGHT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word)
• CTRL+LEFT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word)
• CTRL+DOWN ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph)
• CTRL+UP ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph)
• CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Highlight a block of text)
• SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document)
• CTRL+A (Select all)
• F3 key (Search for a file or a folder)
• ALT+ENTER (View the properties for the selected item)
• ALT+F4 (Close the active item, or quit the active program)
• ALT+ENTER (Display the properties of the selected object)
• ALT+SPACEBAR (Open the shortcut menu for the active window)
• CTRL+F4 (Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
• ALT+TAB (Switch between the open items)
• ALT+ESC (Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened)
• F6 key (Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop)
• F4 key (Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
• SHIFT+F10 (Display the shortcut menu for the selected item)
• ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the System menu for the active window)
• CTRL+ESC (Display the Start menu)
• ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name (Display the corresponding menu)
• Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu (Perform the corresponding command)
• F10 key (Activate the menu bar in the active program)
• RIGHT ARROW (Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu)
• LEFT ARROW (Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu)
• F5 key (Update the active window)
• BACKSPACE (View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
• ESC (Cancel the current task)
• SHIFT when you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive (Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing)
• CTRL+SHIFT+ESC (Open Task Manager)

on Dec 03, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Dimension 5100 wont power up


check powersupply, boot into recovery console and run chkdsk /r if able, and yes you can mirror the drive and recover data. may also be able to do repair install.

Dec 05, 2008 | Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop

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Photoshop loading error


press Ctrl+Alt+Shift as you start the program you must get the dialog and confirmation to delete the settings file . confirm and then after deletion it will load.

Even I tried the same reinstalling again and again, but somewhere in google I got it.

THANKS TO GOOGLE.

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Speedup your work using shortcut in windows


You can use these shortcuts when using windows.It will speedup your work. Please try them.


• CTRL+C (Copy)
• CTRL+X (Cut)
• CTRL+V (Paste)
• CTRL+Z (Undo)
• DELETE (Delete)
• SHIFT+DELETE (Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin)
I know they all above are general, but you can enjoy the followings:


• CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected item)
• CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to the selected item)
• F2 key (Rename the selected item)
• CTRL+RIGHT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word)
• CTRL+LEFT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word)
• CTRL+DOWN ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph)
• CTRL+UP ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph)
• CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Highlight a block of text)
• SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document)
• CTRL+A (Select all)
• F3 key (Search for a file or a folder)
• ALT+ENTER (View the properties for the selected item)
• ALT+F4 (Close the active item, or quit the active program)
• ALT+ENTER (Display the properties of the selected object)
• ALT+SPACEBAR (Open the shortcut menu for the active window)
• CTRL+F4 (Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
• ALT+TAB (Switch between the open items)
• ALT+ESC (Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened)
• F6 key (Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop)
• F4 key (Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
• SHIFT+F10 (Display the shortcut menu for the selected item)
• ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the System menu for the active window)
• CTRL+ESC (Display the Start menu)
• ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name (Display the corresponding menu)
• Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu (Perform the corresponding command)
• F10 key (Activate the menu bar in the active program)
• RIGHT ARROW (Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu)
• LEFT ARROW (Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu)
• F5 key (Update the active window)
• BACKSPACE (View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
• ESC (Cancel the current task)
• SHIFT when you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive (Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing)
• CTRL+SHIFT+ESC (Open Task Manager)

on Mar 15, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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