How come only my Microsoft software can access the Internet? 

by on December 28, 2010

Q: I’m probably missing something obvious, but my computer has stopped all non-Microsoft programs from accessing the net, including firefox, skye and spotify… Just can’t connect as if there is no internet connection at all. I have tried switching off all firewalls, installing reinstalling but nothing has worked. Using Vista. Please Help!!!


Is there anyway to get drivers off my Vista hard drive to use with my Windows XP hard drive? 

by on December 26, 2010

Q: I had a hdd with vista hooked to my computer and all my device’s worked, I went back to a different hdd with xp pro, is there a way to use the drivers off one hdd to the other?


Is there a free admin password reset or recovery program out there for Windows Vista? 

by on December 15, 2010

Q: Is there a free admin password reset or recovery program out there for Windows Vista?


How do I restore the data from my Windows XP computer to my Vista computer via Norton 360? 

by on December 8, 2010

Q: I have two laptops, Toshiba Satellites one XP the other Vista. The XP broke down and the screen is black, HD is OK. I used Norton 360 for back up. I have Norton 360 in both computers. How do I restore the data from my XP to my Vista computer via Norton 360?

I went to Vista computer and run back up, but it only backs up from its own data, not from XP computer. I have the same ID and password for both, I thought everything is backed up somewhere for both computers under my ID and password. I don’t know what to do.


How can I reinstall Windows Vista without having the password? 

by on November 27, 2010

Q: I have lost my Windows Vista Login and I do not have a password change disk. I want to re-install; but it will not accept the re-install disk unless I enter the password. Is the laptop completely lost since I lost the password?


Why does my registry editor default to notepad? 

by on November 21, 2010

Q: I’ve got a problem that I cannot solve. I’ve googled it to death and find no answer.

I have an H-P notebook, Pavilion dv6t-1200 running Vista Home Premium 64. Suddenly the registry editor has defaulted to going to Notepad rather than merging and editing the registry like when I download your tweaks, etc. I assume that this is a relatively easy matter to solve but I just don’t know how to do it or where to find the solution. I contacted H-P and you know they don’t know anything so that is futile.

You’re a genius with the computer so I know that you are exactly aware of the situation and how to toggle it back to merge default.

Thank you for your attention to this inquiry and request.


How can I transfer my software from a Windows XP computer to a new Windows Vista computer? 

by on November 21, 2010

Q: I have Windows XP on my computer and am going to get a new computer with Windows Vista. Is there software that will clone ALL my installed software to new computer? or what would you recommend?


How come my background and icons disappear when I unplug my laptop charger? 

by on September 19, 2010

Q: Every time I unplug my laptop from the charger, my background and icons disappear and it’s just a blank screen. I can go down to the bottom and the task manager is still there, but not the background or icons.

It only does it on the administrators’ account not the other user.

How do I fix this? I have an ASUS laptop and Windows Vista. It just recently started doing this.


How come my Windows Vista laptop will not shutdown or restart? 

by on September 12, 2010

Q: How come my Windows Vista laptop will not shutdown or restart but it will go into hibernate and sleep?


How come the computer screen on my monitor does not take up the entire monitor after reinstalling Vista? 

by on September 11, 2010

Q: I use a JVC TV as my monitor (23 inch) It has worked fine until I flattened my PC and reinstalled with my recovery disc. Only a quarter of the monitor page shows. The rest is black. When I switch to TV, the monitor page is fine and full page. I use Vista. How can I restore full page?