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How to Fix a USB in Windows 7

How to Fix a USB in Windows 7

Sometimes a virus or other system issue can cause the USB port on your computer to malfunction or become disabled. If this happens,your USB drive can be fixed by using the Device Manager in Windows 7. The Device Manager will scan the computer, finding the USB ports that aren't working properly and w
How to Find a Lost Dragon Scale on "Pokemon Sapphire"

How to Find a Lost Dragon Scale on "Pokemon Sapphire"

The dragon scale is an item in the 2003 Gameboy Advance role playing game "Pokemon: Sapphire." It is used in the game to evolve certain Pokemon but only works if the Pokemon is holding it while being traded with another player. You cannot buy the dragon scale in any shops of the game, so if you want
Blue Screen Effects

Blue Screen Effects

The blue screen error, also referred to as the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), is arguably the most infamous Windows error in existence. The causes of the blue screen error are numerous, and the problems that cause this error can range from simply hardware or software incompatibility to a corruption in
How to Open the Case of an HP Dec Z552

How to Open the Case of an HP Dec Z552

Opening the case of an HP Z552 Digital Entertainment Center is very similar to opening a common ATX computer case. The HP Z552 is essentially a computer, and you can add and remove components from its case just as with any other computer. The only major differences between opening the case of a Z552
How to Check Your Activation for XP Home Edition

How to Check Your Activation for XP Home Edition

Windows XP is not as strict on product activation compared with Windows Vista or Windows 7. You will not be able to install any Windows updates, however, unless the operating system is activated. Microsoft will not consider your Windows XP to be a genuine copy until it is activated. There is a simpl
How to Upgrade an Eclipse Galileo Workspace in Ubuntu 9.10

How to Upgrade an Eclipse Galileo Workspace in Ubuntu 9.10

Eclipse is a software development environment (SDE) for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows and Solaris systems, allowing users to develop software in a variety of programming languages. Eclipse uses a "workspace," a directory on the user's computer, to store project files and customized preferences. Since 200
How to Repair Microsoft in Windows XP

How to Repair Microsoft in Windows XP

Windows XP is an operating system from Microsoft with a repair mode built in to the XP installation CD. This repair mode is a special type of operating system installation that doesn't delete any of your personal information from your computer. If you perform a repair of your computer, you won't los
How to Capture Audio in Windows XP

How to Capture Audio in Windows XP

While not as advanced as popular third-party sound capture options, Windows XP's Sound Recorder utility is powerful enough to capture high quality audio from just about any audio source connected to your computer. The program's minimalist layout keeps the setup process as simple as possible. All tha
How to Drywall an Arch Window

How to Drywall an Arch Window

The challenge when adding a layer of drywall to an arch, either in a window or door, is to not break the piece of drywall. It may look challenging but following a few simple steps can make the process easy. Securely attaching the drywall to the arch will ensure that the bead goes on easily when doin
How to Restore Default Fonts in Windows XP

How to Restore Default Fonts in Windows XP

Windows XP, one of the top operating systems, comes with many default options in nearly every area of use. Although options can be added and deleted from your Windows program, using the default options is easiest for the system, is most compatible with other programs, and occupies the least amount o
How to Upgrade XP Home to XP Media Center

How to Upgrade XP Home to XP Media Center

There are three major versions of the Windows XP operating system: Windows XP Home Edition, XP Professional, and XP Media Center Edition. The latest is Windows XP Media Center Edition, which contains most of the features and functionality of the Professional Edition but with one major addition, the
How to Install XP Home Over XP Pro

How to Install XP Home Over XP Pro

Windows XP Professional and Windows XP Home are two editions of Windows XP that may confuse some users since the Home version costs a bit more than the Professional. In terms of looks, however, they are so alike that finding out the differences is not easy at first glance. This is why some people ma
How to Play Videos and DVDs on Windows XP

How to Play Videos and DVDs on Windows XP

If you want to play a DVD or video in the Windows XP operating system, you can do so using the native program for that system, which is Windows Media Player. This piece of software allows you to play DVD discs, as well as video files that are in compatible video formats such as WMV, which stands for
How to Show My Briefcase in Windows Vista

How to Show My Briefcase in Windows Vista

Windows Vista comes with a program called "Briefcase" that allows users to create a file that can be used to synchronize two computers. After a briefcase is created, files and folders can be added to it just like any other folder. Using this feature can save time because, instead of re-saving files,
Do iMacs Have CMD?

Do iMacs Have CMD?

If you are accustomed to using the command prompt on a PC running Windows, you can perform similar tasks on a iMac running the OS X operating system, using Apple’s native Terminal application. All new iMacs come also with a keyboard that has a command, or CMD, key, which you can use to make ke
How to Recover a DVD Using Cyclic Redundancy Check

How to Recover a DVD Using Cyclic Redundancy Check

Just like hard drives, DVDs can get cyclic redundancy check errors. While these errors on a hard drive are more malicious, errors on a DVD are quite simple. The errors stem from an unclean DVD. If large smudges are on a DVD, the laser cannot read it.
How to Stop Skype Spammers

How to Stop Skype Spammers

Avoiding Skype spammers is easy most of the time, because a Skype user whom you have not added as a contact cannot send you messages. If you do not add contacts you don't know personally, a spammer will be unable to communicate with you beyond sending friend requests. This does not completely stop s
How to Restore XP Files

How to Restore XP Files

Be it by user error, software bug or malicious attack, sometimes files get deleted, overwritten or corrupted. This means that any one or more of the installed applications on the computer could malfunction, or cease to function altogether. Worse yet, said file could be a critical system file, or a r
How to Run XP & Windows 7 on One PC

How to Run XP & Windows 7 on One PC

With Windows XP, Microsoft seemed to recognize that users of previous versions of Windows would be reluctant to switch. XP didn't use the same boot sector as Windows 95, 98 or Millennium editions of Windows, so XP could run in a dual-boot setup with any of its predecessors. Not so with Windows 7, wh
How to Add USB 2 to Windows 98

How to Add USB 2 to Windows 98

USB first started to make its appearance with the Windows 98 operating system. However, this is version 1.1, and the upgraded USB 2.0 provides a far faster data transfer rate. If you are looking to improve the transfer speed of your Windows computer, it is possible to internally install a USB 2.0 PC