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When my computer was first hooked up to the web iwas able to get all the local radio stations and listen on their sites i didn't have to add any programs to them or anything then one day i down loaded something and it caused them to be blocked out i managed to somehow disable all the blockers and when i went click on those websites they said i now needed "adobe flash player" in order to listen to them and so i downloaded it into their systems and all of those radio sites came back fine.all except this one radio site "www. wpro talk radio .com their site told me to check a few other things and i did exactly as iwas first. after completing two of the set of instructions the audio on the site came to life and then when left the site to check some other sites and then returned to that site the audio wouldn't play. finally i did the last thing they told me to do and unloaded "firefox"into the site and it came to life and this it worked. the only problem is everytime i want to listen to the radio player in that site i have to plug it into "firefox's Google" first.i don't understand that. so i chatted with tech help for "Compaq" and they gave me some things to try and so i did and the player came on(they had me shut off firewall,antivirus,and all cookies)and so i left the site and came back to it and it still worked i even turned off the computer and turned it on again and the player at the site was still working. i then turned on the firewall and the antivirus so my computer would be protected(tech told me i could go back and do that later because i expressed to them my concern about viruses entering my computer)and after i did i went back to the site,loaded the player into it again and again the radio staion's audio came to life. so i figured i finally conquered the problem.i even let them know and they were greatful that they could be of service to me. what happens. i shut off the computer for awhile and then come back to it to be certain the audio at the site is still working and now it won't play again. so i go back and remove both,firewall,antivirus,and all cookies,go back to the site and it still won't here's where things stand all the other radio stations on all the other sites are working fine except for this particular ne. in order for me to get it to to work i have to plug it into "firefox's Google" first. i never had to do that before. in other words when you click on the site it says "listen live", and i click onto it. then a big black box pops up in the upper left hand corner(that's the radio's player) and it says "loading" and then it tells you it wants your "name" and "password" and then click "log in".and when ido it says the audio is playing but there is no audible sound. now tech checked out the site and said they experienced the same result and so they referred me to you.

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Front panel computer switch will not turn on computer

First, did you make sure it was plugged in? Does it power up in anyway other than the switch on the front? if so and you are certain it is the switch, they are easy to fix, find the model number usually on the front of the tower, go to the manufacturers web site and either email them or contact them thru the support page, tell them the model number and ask how much the switch is. Usually less than 20 dollars and sometimes you can find a universal one at your local radio shack.

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After you upgrade to Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2) in Microsoft Windows XP SP2, some SSL-secured (128-Bit) Web pages and Web sites may not work correctly. Frequently, this behavior is caused by security changes in Windows XP SP2. To determine why the pages do not display correctly, use the following methods in the order that they are presented.
Turn off the pop-up blocker
Internet Explorer SP2 includes the ability to block pop-up windows. This new feature may block some Web pages. To turn off the Pop-Up Blocker, follow these steps: 1. On the Tools menu in Internet Explorer, click Internet Options, and then click the General tab.
2. Click the Privacy tab.
3. In the Pop-Up Blocker section, click to clear the Block pop-ups check box.
4. Click Apply.
5. Click OK.
Delete the contents of the Temporary Internet Files folder
If a copy of the Web page is in the Temporary Internet Files folder, the page may not display as expected. To resolve this problem, you must delete the contents of this folder. To do this, follow these steps: 1. On the Tools menu in Internet Explorer, click Internet Options, and then click the General tab.
2. Click Delete Cookies, and then click OK.
3. Click Delete Files, and then click OK.
4. Click Clear History, and then click Yes.
5. Click OK. Configure security, content, and advanced settings in Internet Explorer
Configure the security settings for the Trusted sites zone in Internet Explorer
Note Only add those sites that you trust as a trusted site. If you are not sure about a Web site, do not add the Web site to the Trusted sites list. 1. On the Tools menu in Internet Explorer, click Internet Options, and then click the Security tab.
2. Click Trusted sites, and then click Default Level.
3. Add any SSL-secured (128-Bit) Web sites to the Trusted sites zone. To do this, follow these steps: a. Click Sites.
b. Type the URL of the site in the Add this Web site to the zone box.
c. Click Add, click OK, and then click Apply.
Reset the Security Zones to the default settings
1. On the Tools menu in Internet Explorer, click Internet Options, and then click the Security tab.
2. Click Internet, and then click Default Level.
3. Click Local Intranet, and then click Default Level.
4. Click Trusted sites, and then click Default Level.
5. Click Restricted sites, and then click Default Level.
6. Click Apply.
7. On the Privacy tab, click Default, and then click Apply
Clear the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) state and the AutoComplete history
1. On the Tools menu in Internet Explorer, click Internet Options, and then click the Security tab.
2. Click the Content tab.
3. In the Certificates section, click Clear SSL State, and then click OK.
4. In the Personal information area, click AutoComplete.
5. In the Clear AutoComplete history area, click Clear Forms, and then click OK.
6. Click Clear Passwords, and then click OK three times.
Verify that Internet Explorer is configured to use SSL 2.0 and SSL 3.0
1. On the Tools menu in Internet Explorer, click Internet Options, and then click the Advanced tab.
2. Under Security, click to select the Use SSL 2.0 and Use SSL 3.0 check boxes if they are not already selected, and then click Apply.
3. Click Restore defaults.
4. Click Apply.
5. Click OK.
Use the System File Checker tool to scan all files that are protected by Windows File Protection
Use the System File Checker (Sfc.exe) tool together with the /scannow parameter to immediately scan and verify the versions of all the system files that Windows File Protection helps protect. If the Sfc.exe tool detects that such a file was overwritten, the Sfc.exe tool retrieves the correct version of the file from the Dllcache folder or from the Windows XP installation source files, and then replaces the incorrect file. The Sfc.exe tool also verifies and repopulates the cache folder. You must be logged on as an administrator or as a member of the Administrators group to run the Sfc.exe tool. To run the Sfc.exe tool together with the /scannow parameter, follow these steps: 1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. In the Open box, type cmd, and then click OK.
3. At the command prompt, type sfc /scannow, and then press ENTER.
4. Type exit, and then press ENTER.
Third-party browser extensions
Some third-party browser extensions and add-ons may interfere with how Internet Explorer views certain Web pages. To turn off these extensions, follow these steps: 1. Click Start, right-click Internet Explorer, and then click Internet Properties.
2. Click the Advanced tab.
3. Click to clear the Enable third-party browser extensions (requires restart) check box.
4. Click Apply.
5. Click Ok.
6. Start Internet Explorer, and then try to reproduce the issue.
If the issue does not occur, you can try to determine which third-party browser extensions may be causing the problem. To revert to the original settings, follow these steps: 1. Click Start, right-click Internet Explorer, click Internet Properties.
2. Click the Advanced tab.
3. Click to select the Enable third-party browser extensions (requires restart) check box.
4. Click Apply.
5. Click the Programs tab.
6. Click Manage Add-ons.
7. Click Add-ons that have been used by Internet Explorer.
8. Select all but the first of the add-on check boxes that are installed.
9. Click Disable.
10. Click OK.
11. Start Internet Explorer, and then try to reproduce the issue.
If the problem does not occur, select the next Add-on check box in the list, and then try to reproduce the problem. Select each check box in turn until you determine which add-on is causing the problem. When you have determined this add-on, contact the software manufacturer for information about updates for the add-on Create a new user profile
In certain situations, you may not be able to search Web sites if your Windows user profile is damaged. To troubleshoot this, log on to the computer as another user and try to connect to a Web site. If you can connect to SSL- secured (128-Bit) Web sites when you are logged on as a different user, your user profile may be corrupted. In this situation, back up the information and settings that you want from your profile (for example, the My Documents and Favorites folders), and then delete the damaged profile. To delete a user profile, follow these steps: 1. Log on to the computer as Administrator or as a member of the Administrators group.
2. Click Start, click Run, and then type sysdm.cpl.
3. Click the Advanced tab, and then under User Profiles, click Settings.
4. In the Profiles stored on this computer list, click the user profile that you want to delete, and then click Delete.
5. Click Yes when you are prompted to confirm the deletion.
6. Click OK two times.
7. Log off the computer as Administrator, and then log on as the user. Windows XP will then create a new profile for the user.
Note Alternatively, you may want to create a new user, and then copy the data from your old profile to the profile of the new user. For more information about how to copy your profile data, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

on Feb 07, 2008 | HP Pavilion a1410n (ER890AA) PC Desktop

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Netbank login

This problem may be caused by a number of reasons. However, the following are the most common:

The users credentials (the username and password) are not correct.
The user account may not have the right to log on to the computer interactively (the "Log On Locally" right). In some scenarios, the user account requires "Log On Locally" right.

Check the username and the password of the user to make sure that they are correct.
If this is correct, be sure the user has the "log on locally" right granted to it.

To verify user rights, do the following:
1. Open the Local Security Policy tool from the Administrative Tools folder.
2. Click Local Policies, click User Rights Assignment, and then click the Log On Locally user right.

If the user account or group that the user belongs to is not listed, then add it.

See the Internet Information Services 5.0 documentation for more information about authentication.
This documentation can be found at the following URL example:



The Web server (running the Web site) thinks that the HTTP data stream sent by the client (e.g. your Web browser or our Check Up Down robot) was correct, but access to the URL resource requires user authentication 1) which has not yet been provided or 2) which has been provided but failed authorization tests.

This is commonly known as "HTTP Basic Authentication".
The actual authentication request expected from the client is defined in the HTTP protocol as the WWW-Authenticate header field. (Last updated: March 2012).

Generally this error message means you need to log on (enter a valid user ID and password) somewhere first.
If you have just entered these and then immediately see a 401 error, it means that one or both of your user ID and password were invalid for whatever reason (entered incorrectly, user ID suspended etc.).

Fixing 401 errors - general
Each Web Server manages user authentication in its own way.
A security officer (e.g. a Web Master) at the site typically decides which users are allowed to access the URL.

This person then uses Web server software to set up those users and their passwords.
So if you need to access the URL (or you forgot your user ID or password), only the security officer at that site can help you.

Refer any security issues direct to them.
If you think that the URL Web page *should* be accessible to all and sundry on the Internet, then a 401 message indicates a deeper problem.

The first thing you can do is check your URL via a Web browser.
This browser should be running on a computer to which you have never previously identified yourself in any way, and you should avoid authentication (passwords etc.) that you have used previously.

Ideally all this should be done over a completely different Internet connection to any you have used before (e.g. a different ISP dial-up connection). In short, you are trying to get the same behaviour a total stranger would get if they surfed the Internet to the Web page.

If this type of browser check indicates no authority problems, then it is possible that the Web server (or surrounding systems) have been configured to disallow certain patterns of HTTP traffic. In other words, HTTP communication from a well known Web browser is allowed, but automated communication from other systems is rejected with an 401 error code.

This is unusual, but may indicate a very defensive security policy around the Web server.

Feb 28, 2014 | PC Desktops

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Iwant to get Ask off my computer.

Check in the add-remove programs, if its there, delete not, click srart, click on run and type ASK, if found, delete all programs with ASK,

Jan 25, 2014 | PC Desktops

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How can I advertise on how to fix PC's

You can advertise in Fixya by going to the below link and fill up the form and necessary procedures..

Nov 15, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Certificate error on web site.

This is basically an Internet Explorer 7 Website’s Security Certificate problem! You have to self-sign the certificate on the client computer or add the URL manually to the trusted security zone. When you are trying to access a secure web page, you receive the warning message:

"There is a problem with this website's security certificate. The security certificate presented by this website was not issued by a trusted certificate authority."


"Security certificate problems may indicate an attempt to fool you or intercept data you send to the server."

To fix this issue, you can follow either of the methods:


Method 1:

You have to install the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 (Windows SBS) self-signed certificate on the client computer. To do this, follow these steps:

  • In Windows Internet Explorer 7, click Continue to this website (not recommended).
A red Address Bar and a certificate warning appear.
  • Click Certificate Error button to open the information window.
  • Click View Certificates > click Install Certificate.
  • Click Yes, to install the certificate, when warning message appear.

Note: For Windows Vista users, right click on Internet Explorer icon. Select Run as Administrator.

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Method 2:

Add the URL to the Trusted Sites security zone:

  • Open Internet Explorer
  • Go to Menu bar > Tools > Internet Options.

  • Click Security > Trusted sites > Sites

  • Type the URL in the Add this website to the zone text box > uncheck Require server verification >Add > click OK

  • Click OK to exit.


Now you have added the URL successfully into the Trusted Sites security zone.

Jul 16, 2010 | Dell PC Desktops

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Hey, do you no how to unblock facebook on a school...

Its hard to tell how but i searched an answer over the net and all you have to do is to reverse the step by step guide to block a site. Good luck. Remember to just reverse the direction.
1. Load your Internet explorer
2. Click Tools
3. Click Internet Options
4. Click the Privacy tab
5. Under the Privacy window, Click Sites
6. Type in the site address that you want to Block and Click OK. Remember this technique only blocks on one site at a time. Parental control software will allow you to block multiple sites and categories.
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Here are alternate instructions to block a website using Internet Explorer.
Tools ->Internet Options->Security->Restricted sites->Sites->Type in the site address and Click ADD then click OK

How to Restrict a Website using Firefox
Firefox requires an add-on to restrict sites. You can find many good ones at

How to block a Website using Google Chrome

1. Open your Chrome Web Browser
2. Click the wrench symbol in he upper right corner.
3. Choose Tools
4. Click Under the Hood tab.
5. Choose Change Proxy Settings.
6. Click Security, click Restricted Sites
7. Double click Sites and add the site you want block


How to Block A Website in All Web Browsers

This action will require you to edit your Host file. Your host file is a computer file used to store information on where to find a node on a computer network. For more a more detailed description. Check out this link Host File Description Link
In Windows XP
1. Click Start->All Programs->Accessories->Command Prompt.
2. Click Command Prompt This will open a DOS command window.
3. Type: notepad C:/Windows/System32/drivers/etc/hosts
4. Locate the line localhost
5. To block the website for example, just add this text under localhost:
You can add as many sites any site, However you will need to prefix it with "".

6. Save the file
Google will now be blocked in all web browser. This is an advanced but easy method on how to blow a website.



May 20, 2010 | PC Desktops

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