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Hi, although my computer is up-to date I get a message to restart my computer to finish updates every time I switch on.

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I think that is because you have the updates automatically turned on go to the security settings and check you automatic update settings in control panel

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

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How to active my webcam in my facebook?


Click start control panel view devices and printers you should see your webcam from there
if you are have trouble with your webcam

Click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll down image devices you could see a yellow question mark?
right click to reinstall drivers or update driver xp

Click start right click on computer select properties device manager scroll to image devices expand right click to update driver in W7

http://download.cnet.com/2000-20_4.html
on the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for
IE: webcam name webcam driver you might have to try a few times to get it right
tick in either windows software or the all software box.


If you don't have or cant find the driver you will need to download one here rather doing a driver hunt which can take hours


http://download.cnet.com/slimdrivers-free/3000-18513_4-75279940.html

It might take some time being a freeware driver solution

Note: This will find all of your outdated drivers

This program will automatically search for and find the correct driver
you will have to update every driver individually once you update you might be asked whether you want to restart or make a system restore point.

Click no to both of these then continue updating each driver free then restart once all of the drivers have been updated.

Some webcams and programs require additional software, although that should be installed with the webcam if things are right.

But is does not harm to check if your Java, Flash and Quicktime software are installed and up to date.
But certainly check your DirectX software, since all video applications, including webcams, use DirectX for video processing.

Try downloading the latest DirectX version and install it (Windows XP: DirectX 9.0c - Windows Vista: DirectX 10).

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Which-version-of-DirectX-is-on-your-computer



Go to Facebook and log into your account.


Click the "Profile" tab.


Click the "Video" link in the "Status" menu.


Select the "Record a Video" option. For privacy reasons, Facebook requests permission to access your webcam and microphone.

Check the box next to "Allow" and click "Close."

You will appear in real time on the Facebook webcam window.


Position yourself in front of the webcam and click the red "Record" button to begin recording your new video. When you're finished, press the "Stop" button.


Click the "Play" button to view your video.

If you want to post it on your profile, add a brief message and click "Share."

If you're not satisfied with the outcome, press "Reset" and record a new video.


Video Message


Log into your Facebook account


Navigate through your friends list and select the friend you want to send a video message to on Facebook.


Click the "Send Message" link in the upper-right corner of your friend's page.


Click the "Video" icon in the attachments section at the bottom of the "New Message" window.


Check the box next to "Allow" to give Facebook permission to access your webcam and microphone, and then click "Close."


Press "Record" and record your new video message. Click "Stop" when you're finished recording. When you're finished recording, you can press "Play" to preview your video.


Hope this helps.

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I have just completed an update. If I choose to shut the computer down, the Turn Off has a security shield over it with the options "click Turn Off to install updates and turn off the computer" ...


The updates are downloaded to your computer, but have not been installed yet.

Pick the "install updates and turn off the computer" option.

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How to verify that the CMOS battery needs to replace


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On my everex impact pc window was updated , while windows was starting and now i receive the following error message when booting up "the computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered error. windows...


If I undrestand this correctly, this was a windows update? In some caese after a windows update, a restart is required and during shutdown and restart it configures that update. If the computer is shut down, "unexpectedly" or shut down before update is finished, then the update won't complete. If this is what happened, shut down computer by pressing power button on front of tower. Start system back up using on/off button. When screen comes up with options to start mormally or..., arrow up to "start in safe mode". Wait a couple of minutes and a window will come up "what is safe mode". Scroll down in that window until you see "what is safe mode", highlighted in different color, and click on that. It will take a couple of minutes, and another window will come up where you can scroll down to "start safe mode", click on this. This will take a couple of minutes and a window will come up with a suggested restart time and you will see a box "next". Click on the box. You should see the update in the list of things that come up. Click on the process just prior to the update and click "start or next". This will take a little time and will restart your system. When it comes up, let it think until you see a message "system restore complete", click on ok. Now you can click on start, find control panel and click on to open. In your list find "windows udate". Right click on and open. At the top left of screen you will see "check for updates" and click on that. It should recommend the update you just removed. If it it "important" check box, and install. Restart when update is finished and give it the time to do it's configurations.
If I misunderstood your problem you can let me know at "add a comment" or try reposting. Make sure you clarify between a "windows update" or a "windows upgrade".

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How to repair Windo XP Pro. SP-3. Midea Plaire is also not working.


Hi Good day!!! Here are some ways to repair your winXP

Repair Windows XP Files with System Restore

1. Save your work and close all open programs. Click Start, then Control Panel, then Performance and Maintenance. On the left side of the screen, click "System Restore."

2. Select "Restore my computer to an earlier time." Click Next.

3. Click a date with a bolded number in the calendar on the left. Make sure this date is at least 1 day in the past. On the right side of the window, select a restore point. Click "Next" twice to restore your system.

Repair Windows XP Files With the Installation CD

1. Back up all of your user files onto removable media such as CDs or DVDs. Find your Windows XP installation or recovery CD, and insert it into the optical drive that your computer can boot from. Click Start, then Turn Off Computer, then Restart to reboot your computer. When the "Press any key to boot from CD" message appears, press a key on your keyboard. Press "Enter" to start Windows XP setup, and press F8 to accept the licensing agreement.

2. Select the path of your Windows installation and press "R" to begin repairing it.

3. Follow the instructions provided by the Windows XP repair program and finish the reinstallation. Go to the Microsoft website and download Service Pack 2 from their website, then visit Windows Update to install Windows XP Service Pack 3, critical updates and Internet Explorer 7.

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My xp pro on Dell gx150 not saving settings


Try to use the System Restore, this process will fix all system errors in your computer.

In your desktop screen, go to:
  1. Start Menu
  2. All Programs
  3. Accessories
  4. System Tools
  5. System Restore
  6. In the System Restore Window, choose Restore my computer to an earlier time.
For example: Today is March 22, try to locate the date were your computer is in perfect condition.

7. Click Next
8. Then you'll see some marked dates
which means those are the dates to use
the system restore
9. Choose a date, then click Next
button
10. Your computer will automatically
restart then wait for the process to
finish
11. A message will appear that states
your computer is successfully restored
12. Then observed the changes in
your computer system

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Computer install update and now wont restart


Hi

Thank you for your query


Please try the following

1) Start Laptop
2) Continuously press the F8 key until a startup menu is repsented
3) Choose safe mode from the menu
4) Once safe mode has loaded up click on Start>Programs>Accesories>System Tools>System Restore
5) From system restore choose 'restore my computer to an earlier time'
6) From the calender presented please select a dat in bold lettering back a few weeks before this fault was seen
7) Choose the date and click next..............follow the instructions through

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When I switch on Acer Aspire 5315 get message "Configuring updates 3 of 3 0% complete" for a few second then pc shuts down restarts and goes back to the same configuring updates message just...


try starting the computer in safe mode. As the computer boots keep pressing F8 until you hear a beep. The computer will or should start in safe mode, once it has everything will look big, don't worry about that for now, click on start>programs>accessories>system tools>system restore and choose a date for when you know the computer was working without any problems. Once the computer has restored it will shut down and reboot. When/if asked what mode you want to boot/start your computer choose start windows normally. I hope this helps.

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I bought this computer on 22/3/08 and this is the second time I have had this problem. My CD/DVD Drive has suddenly stopped working.In the devive manager the code error is 10. The model of the computer is...


This COULD solve your issue, although it IS risky...

A) Start Registry Editor (Start, Run and type in regedit then click O.K)

B) Locate the UpperFilters value under the following key in the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\
{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

C) On the Edit menu, click Delete, and then click OK.

D) Locate the LowerFilters value under the same key in the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\
{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

E) On the Edit menu, click Delete, and then click OK.

F) Quit Registry Editor.

G) Restart your computer.

Kind Regards,
Stef

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I updated windows automatic updates and it kept telling me to restart the computer so i postponed it for 4 hours. i then left the computer not shutting it down correctly. now windows will not start...


Turn on PC or restart it if it is running and keep pressing F8 during restart.

On screen that will appear choose to start it in "Safe Mode"

When it starts go to Start - Accessories - System tools - System restore - Restore my computer to an earlier time - choose restore point before the date and time when update was done.

Restoring can take a lot of time so be patient even if you think that progress bar is stuck it is still working. Make sure you choose the restore point older than update time.

Apr 10, 2008 | PC Desktops

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