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    Recent problem streaming video...

    Matt, I upgraded Flash last night to Version 11. I am not sure what Silverlight is, but I have Version 4 installed. I am not sure if all Windows updates are current, but I will check tonight. All that being said, my streaming worked perfectly well before but has now stopped functioning properly...
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    Recent problem streaming video...

    Hello all, I always get such good advice from HTF, so here goes... My Dell laptop used to stream video (hulu, etc) perfectly well. Then, I had an issue with the power not working, and Dell came out to fix it. Well, needless to say, after a month of not powering on, the laptop worked fine when...
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    Major problem - sound stopped coming out of cable box....

    Joe, I was just downstairs playing with the cable box. I finally gave up, and did the old "fail safe" and unplugged the box. That fixed the problem.... My cable company is Cablevision for what that is worth. I just saw that you suggested the same thing. I wish i had thought of that before...
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    Major problem - sound stopped coming out of cable box....

    Hi, I have the following set up - Scientific Atlanta 8300 HD cable box to an HK 7200 receiver. The cable box is connected via optical cable. I have never had a problem before, but starting today, there is no sound coming out. I plugged the DVD player in the optical port currently being used...
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    new laptop purchase help needed....

    Dennis, Okay... This is all getting a bit too confusing for me. In any event, since everyone seems to think that I can get a new laptop for ~$500 to do what I need to do, I think that is the approach that I will take. So, now I need advice for what to buy. Again, I use my computer for internet...
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    new laptop purchase help needed....

    Sorry in advance for being so computer illiterate... I have a 2 Gig USB drive (which I apready used with this laptop). If I plug in the zip drive and try to boot windows from a CD, what will happen? I just want to test if the problem is my hard drive or my mother board.
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    new laptop purchase help needed....

    I am planning on buying an external hard drive anyway (for future backup purposes). Could I use such an external hard drive for this purpose? Also, could I use a 2 Gig UBS hard drive to test my current laptop to make sure that the problem is my hard drive and not my mother board? thanks
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    new laptop purchase help needed....

    yes, there is a hard drive. But, perhaps the connection is shot. How do I check/fix it?
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    new laptop purchase help needed....

    Okay... Here goes... I tried booting up my laptop last night, and wrote down everything that happened. Hopefully, someone can help! Upon turning on the machine, the screen said: Select an option and press enter: 1. Go to Windows 2. Boot from CD-Rom Select an option: If I hit "1"...
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    new laptop purchase help needed....

    Thanks! I will try to boot up tonight and copy down all of the relevant information for posting tomorrow. Allan
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    new laptop purchase help needed....

    1. Budget - We'll pay whatever it costs to get a reliable machine that does what we need. Ideally, the cheaper the better.... 2. This laptop remains in one location in our house for the most part, but does, at times, move about to different rooms. Also, it will be travel outside the house...
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    new laptop purchase help needed....

    My laptop (a Gateway) stopped working. I will copy down all of the error message tonight and post a separate question seeking to fix it (in order to copy certain files I still need). That being said, it is an old laptop and thus it is time to buy a new one. However, I have no clue what to look...
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    help with wireless network pls!

    UPDATE.... I followed everyone's advice and, as it turns out, somehow my wireless device driver was in fact missing. So, I reinstalled it off my drivers disk. Now, the Wireless icon appears again in the system tray. However, I still cannot get my internet to work again. (Also, my wired driver is...
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    help with wireless network pls!

    This board is so great with providing assistance! I found a CD labeled "Gateway Applications & Drivers" (my laptop is a Gateway). So, I presume that the wireless and wired drivers are on it? Assuming so, will it be self-explanatory to reinstall them? thanks!!!
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    help with wireless network pls!

    I don't know... Where would I find those drivers??? Would they be on the Windows XP CD?
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