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    Want to block all game channels (minecraft, steam) from router - but want to keep internet access

    Thank you all. Getting access to his desktop is not what we do here. He bought it with his own money, he's 17. We respect each other's personal property. There's no way I am going to take it away or log in to install anything. He bought it with his own money and installing something on it is...
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    Want to block all game channels (minecraft, steam) from router - but want to keep internet access

    Ok. My son is grounded from the internet. He now "all of a sudden" has a project due that requires the internet. Surprise surprise. SO.... I want to allow internet access for "research", like Google or whatever. BUT - I don't want him sneaking in games, which I know he will. Here's what I...
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    Windows Photo Viewer loading.... and nothing comes up

    Saltgrass--> I knew what you meant, but even that folder is no where to be found, yet somehow the EXE file opens up when I click on a photo to be opened. Mike--> Already tried it. Windows Photo Viewer does not operate in safe mode. No idea why Bill Gates made it like that, but it doesn't. So...
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    Windows Photo Viewer loading.... and nothing comes up

    I guess its possible that it may be an Anti-virus program holding things up.... but I can't close out of it. My customer uses Windows Security Essentials, and there is not an option to close out of it. I tried checking task manager to close out of it, but can't even see Windows Security...
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    Windows Photo Viewer loading.... and nothing comes up

    I went to sample pictures, and see the thumbnails of the images there. When I double click on any picture, Windows Photo Viewer comes up, with just "loading..." and nothing more. Any folder, any location, does the same thing. Even pictures from the desktop.
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    Windows Photo Viewer loading.... and nothing comes up

    Mike, Thumbnails preview works just fine in the folder. Its when I double click on the file to open it, in Windows Picture Viewer it just shows "loading..." and nothing else. The photos will open perfectly with any other viewer. Thanks!
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    Windows Photo Viewer loading.... and nothing comes up

    Ok, I am trying to open ANY image with Windows Photo Viewer. When I open the image, it just shows "loading..." and nothing comes up. Now, I can open with and choose a different program, like MS paint (or any other graphics program) and can see the image just fine. Its just with Windows Photo...
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    All browsers dont work, font problem....

    Problem solved on another forum. It was a FONT issue. Just installed fonts from my Windows 7 computer. Thanks!
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    All browsers dont work, font problem....

    Thanks for replying. Yeah, that's what I think - its a font problem. No browsers work properly. Everything else is 100% fine. Although, that solution didn't work. That sfc /scannow thing. I rebooted after running that, and problem still persists. There are no additional fonts showing that I can...
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    All browsers dont work, font problem....

    I don't even know where to start. Or how to search for this one. I am using Vista Home Premium. Everything boots up 100% fine, navigation through files & folders - perfect. The computer is not slow. The only program is going into Internet Explorer, getting out on the web. When I open...
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    Nasty virus makes Windows xp not boot anymore....

    Thanks. I will give this a try today.
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    Nasty virus makes Windows xp not boot anymore....

    Yes. Well, kind of... I have run each command separately. FIXBOOT, and then FIXMBR. I can't run a fixboot /mbr, there is no option for it. I don't think this is part of that new virus. Any other assistance?
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    Nasty virus makes Windows xp not boot anymore....

    Hi! I am working on a customers computer, Windows XP home. It was hit with a nasty virus. I have removed the virus with AV software booted from a CD. It removed many many viruses. Now, when I try to boot, it doesn't even make it to the Windows XP screen. It just keeps rebooting, and asking...
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    Windows XP new install, WD5000AAKS not found

    Installing Windows XP new & fresh, with a sata WD5000AAKS. Windows of course won't detect my drive cause its SATA. I searched everywhere and can't find the necessary drivers. I know to hit F6 to load drivers upon Windows XP install, and the system does have a floppy, but can someone lead me to...
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    Windows 7 hibernates but wont come back out of it.

    Ok, problem now solved. I was poking around in BIOS, and found out there is a battery problem. (Yeah, the battery only lasts 5 minutes, not sure if that mattered), but apparently it does. I removed the battery, booted up, and rebooted. It reboots! It was the battery all along. Odd. So now I...
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