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How do I get the airplay icon back on my iPad? 

by on June 18, 2013

Q: I have lost the airplay icon on my ipad (ios6), how do I get it back, thanks


How come the video thumbnails are showing funny in Windows Vista? 

by on December 13, 2012

Q: In Vista Home Premium Explorer all of my Video Thumbnails are showing a “filmstrip” box and the Video previews them selves are 1/2 way below this box like 1/2 way outside the preview frame? I have most of the codec systems installed vista codec pack xvid flash player and vlc and so on. ALL formats show previews but they are seriously messed up being ALL off center vertically. Is there some way to fix them? I am associating all formats to Media Player Classic Home Theater and this never happened before? If you need more details I would need to know how to generate the information you need thank you for your valuable time I have found no solution through extensive search of internet.


How come my favicons are now grey boxes? 

by on April 6, 2012

Q: I have been using IE8 & Firefox for years & everything was working normally all bookmarks had favicons in both browsers.
I upgraded Firefox to version 10.0.2 & all the favicons disappeared leaving a grey box but the book marks still worked. Some returned when I went to the website, but not all, & there are over 1000 of them. The strange thing is it affected both IE8 & Firefox. I tried “get places” for Firefox &
“FavIconizer-1.3” for IE8 but I can’t get all back. After getting wacked by a drive buy, corrupt link in a search (thank you Acronis), I uninstalled Firefox & I’ve gone to “Chrome” & when I imported the bookmarks from IE8 they all came in with default favicons. I realize that these favicons are using several formats,ico,png etc. but they were all there before the upgage.

Since this is affecting all the browsers & started with the Firefox upgrade could something have been change in the OS (xp-home sp3) that would affect all of them ?


How come icons with dollar signs appear on my desktop? 

by on January 21, 2012

Q: Yesterday, I went to my computer desktop, and it was covered with faded out looking icons with ~$ in front of the name. I deleted them one by one, but now I get one or two whenever I use a program like MS Word.

How do I stop these “ghost” icons from appearing? What are they?


How come some of my desktop icons have disappeared? 

by on November 15, 2011

Q: hi, i have a samsung laptop running windows 7 home premium, recently as in about a month ago,
i shut down my laptop, i started it up the next morning and i found that some of my desktop icons have disappeared including the files within. I have used the command prompt to try and relocate them to no avail.
Is it possible that i may have a virus or a worm on my laptop as it happens quite often since then?

i have tried to do a virus scan with avast! but the scan comes out clean, and i today downloaded the clean up utility from this site, and it showed 6000+ problems, missing dll files, etc.

Could a problem on the os be the cause to the issue of my files disappearing?



How come all my icons now have .lnk extentions and have winzip icons? 

by on June 9, 2011

Q: help
my icons changed their extensions to .lnk & wont open. they all have a winzip icon.


How come icons will not stay on my desktop? 

by on April 8, 2011

Q: My Windows xp (SP3) loses only the desktop icons. If I click and drop an icon, it does not stay on the screen. Taskbar and Start are ok. All programs execute OK.


How come the icons and toolbars on my computer are 250% larger than normal? 

by on March 20, 2011

Q: Working on my friends computer it’s an HP Laptop with an AMD turion x2 processor and Windows Vista operating system. It had not been used in about a year and I was prompted and downloaded almost 60 Microsoft updates. When I re-started all the ICON, Toolbars, and web sites were about 250% larger! How do I get them back to normal? I tried adjusting the zoom level and using control panel to change the resolution, etc. but to no avail.


Why do my icons disappear after 10 minutes of use and don’t come back until I reboot? 

by on January 10, 2011

Q: I have been having a problem where my icons and task bar disappear after about ten min, hence my screen saver or display page comes back but everything else is gone. Which causes me to have to shut down my computer. I’ve been working on this for 2 weeks now! It’s driving me nuts!!! I’ve AVG it, malawared it, scandisked it with no avail! I’ve gone to the display and right double clicked it and everything is checked off, I’ve gone into the task manager and new tasked it to explorer.exe and that didn’t work but something strange did happen where the library would keep popping up….. What does this mean? Can you help me?


Why did all my icons disappear from my desktop? 

by on December 31, 2010

Q: All of my icons disappeared from my desktop. I went to task manager but it just takes me back to the main screen which is just showing my screen saver. I am working with windows vista compaq notebook.