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OT Need computer help

Post by Pauline O'Connel » Sat, 09 Jul 2005 05:29:34



I know there are some experts out there.  Last night, something was posted
in RCTQ with a link, when I tried to go to the site posted, I was unable to
get to Internet Explorer.  I tried going to Internet Explorer directly &
nothing happens.  When I tried to access the internet through a link in
another email, it brought me to "My Docs" & asked me which executable file I
wanted to open.  My husband configured me so I can go through MSN Explorer
to get to the web, but does anyone have any suggestions how I can get back
to where I used to be???   Whimpering:)  My DH thought I may have downloaded
something that has created the problem, but I haven't.  The only thing I can
think of that may have caused a problem is my new wireless mouse.  I've had
it for about a month & the only thing I don't like about it is that it goes
to sleep & when you wake it up, you never know where it's going to click.

Thanks in advance if anyone can help me.

Pauline

 
 
 

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Post by Charlotte Hippe » Sat, 09 Jul 2005 05:59:13


Can't help you with your problem.  But I have a wireless mouse and a
wireless keyboard.  I've had them for a year or so and have never had any
issues with either one going to sleep and then getting "cranky when woken
up".  Don't know if anything is wrong with it but it wouldn't hurt to check
out the drivers to make sure there are no driver patches etc, and also to
see if maybe your mouse itself is defective.  Would hate to put up with that
if it isn't normal.

Hope you get the explorer problem figured out.

--
C***te
http://www.FoundCollection.com/


Quote:
>I know there are some experts out there.  Last night, something was posted
> in RCTQ with a link, when I tried to go to the site posted, I was unable
> to
> get to Internet Explorer.  I tried going to Internet Explorer directly &
> nothing happens.  When I tried to access the internet through a link in
> another email, it brought me to "My Docs" & asked me which executable file
> I
> wanted to open.  My husband configured me so I can go through MSN Explorer
> to get to the web, but does anyone have any suggestions how I can get back
> to where I used to be???   Whimpering:)  My DH thought I may have
> downloaded
> something that has created the problem, but I haven't.  The only thing I
> can
> think of that may have caused a problem is my new wireless mouse.  I've
> had
> it for about a month & the only thing I don't like about it is that it
> goes
> to sleep & when you wake it up, you never know where it's going to click.

> Thanks in advance if anyone can help me.

> Pauline


 
 
 

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Post by pajaritaflor » Sat, 09 Jul 2005 06:15:54


Quote:

> I know there are some experts out there.  Last night, something was posted
> in RCTQ with a link, when I tried to go to the site posted, I was unable to
> get to Internet Explorer.  I tried going to Internet Explorer directly &
> nothing happens.  When I tried to access the internet through a link in
> another email, it brought me to "My Docs" & asked me which executable file I
> wanted to open.  My husband configured me so I can go through MSN Explorer
> to get to the web, but does anyone have any suggestions how I can get back
> to where I used to be???

Pauline, where did you used to be? I'm not sure what you are trying to
get back to.  Do you want to be using IE ? Could maybe your dh look at
the configuration to see if something is amiss and not set properly. Or
maybe you are saying that you interface the internet with MSN and it
doesn't let you go everywhere you want. Aol used to do that years ago.
I do not have a interface for surfing I simply choose a browser and am
able to go wherever I want with no restrictions or complicated hoo haa.
I use Mozilla, I like the formatt, However for the web sites with the
quilting squares that you can move about and design from , I have to
use Internet Explorer.

Well, that ramble may not help but I thought if I spoke of something
that comes to mind maybe there would be a clue in there to help you.
Good Luck (I hate computer problems)
Mary Ann

Quote:
>  Whimpering:)  My DH thought I may have downloaded
> something that has created the problem, but I haven't.  The only thing I can
> think of that may have caused a problem is my new wireless mouse.  I've had
> it for about a month & the only thing I don't like about it is that it goes
> to sleep & when you wake it up, you never know where it's going to click.

> Thanks in advance if anyone can help me.

> Pauline

 
 
 

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Post by Alice » Sat, 09 Jul 2005 08:49:08


Pauline, sounds like you have two browsers - MSN and Internet Explorer.  See
if you can get to IE directly by clicking on the big blue E.  Should be
somewhere on your desktop.  You may want to see which browser is your
default..  Going to Start, Settings, Control Panel, Internet Settings may
help.  Also, make sure your Temporatry Internet File folder is not full.  Go
to IE, Tools, Internet options.  See Temporary Internet Files in the middle
of the box that opens.  Click on the "delete files" button.  HTH.

--
Alice in NJ, Royal Cybrarian
http://www.FoundCollection.com/***family.us
http://www.FoundCollection.com/***family.us/RCTQ/index.htm  (submit a recipe)


Quote:
> I know there are some experts out there.  Last night, something was posted
> in RCTQ with a link, when I tried to go to the site posted, I was unable
to
> get to Internet Explorer.  I tried going to Internet Explorer directly &
> nothing happens.  When I tried to access the internet through a link in
> another email, it brought me to "My Docs" & asked me which executable file
I
> wanted to open.  My husband configured me so I can go through MSN Explorer
> to get to the web, but does anyone have any suggestions how I can get back
> to where I used to be???   Whimpering:)  My DH thought I may have
downloaded
> something that has created the problem, but I haven't.  The only thing I
can
> think of that may have caused a problem is my new wireless mouse.  I've
had
> it for about a month & the only thing I don't like about it is that it
goes
> to sleep & when you wake it up, you never know where it's going to click.

> Thanks in advance if anyone can help me.

> Pauline

 
 
 

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Post by Polly Esthe » Sat, 09 Jul 2005 09:36:57


Just in case you haven't tried the very simplest solotuion - have you tried
logging out of everywhere and turning it off?  Sometimes that resets
everything back to where you had it.  Just hoping.  Polly


Quote:
> Pauline, sounds like you have two browsers - MSN and Internet Explorer.
> See
> if you can get to IE directly by clicking on the big blue E.  Should be
> somewhere on your desktop.  You may want to see which browser is your
> default..  Going to Start, Settings, Control Panel, Internet Settings may
> help.  Also, make sure your Temporatry Internet File folder is not full.
> Go
> to IE, Tools, Internet options.  See Temporary Internet Files in the
> middle
> of the box that opens.  Click on the "delete files" button.  HTH.

> --
> Alice in NJ, Royal Cybrarian
> http://www.FoundCollection.com/***family.us
> http://www.FoundCollection.com/***family.us/RCTQ/index.htm  (submit a recipe)



>> I know there are some experts out there.  Last night, something was
>> posted
>> in RCTQ with a link, when I tried to go to the site posted, I was unable
> to
>> get to Internet Explorer.  I tried going to Internet Explorer directly &
>> nothing happens.  When I tried to access the internet through a link in
>> another email, it brought me to "My Docs" & asked me which executable
>> file
> I
>> wanted to open.  My husband configured me so I can go through MSN
>> Explorer
>> to get to the web, but does anyone have any suggestions how I can get
>> back
>> to where I used to be???   Whimpering:)  My DH thought I may have
> downloaded
>> something that has created the problem, but I haven't.  The only thing I
> can
>> think of that may have caused a problem is my new wireless mouse.  I've
> had
>> it for about a month & the only thing I don't like about it is that it
> goes
>> to sleep & when you wake it up, you never know where it's going to click.

>> Thanks in advance if anyone can help me.

>> Pauline

 
 
 

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Post by Thomas H. O'Reill » Sat, 09 Jul 2005 10:06:27


Alice W has the best advice IMHO.  Make sure that Internet Explorer is your
default browser.  Go to the page which you wish to be your home page (It
could be anything), and click on /Tools /Internet Options.  You will be on
the General Tab.  The first box will allow you to select "Use Current".
That will set your home page to the page that you are on.  Now, everytime
you open the IE browser, you will be on that web page.  It's the MSN that is
messing you up.  T


Quote:
>I know there are some experts out there.  Last night, something was posted
> in RCTQ with a link, when I tried to go to the site posted, I was unable
> to
> get to Internet Explorer.  I tried going to Internet Explorer directly &
> nothing happens.  When I tried to access the internet through a link in
> another email, it brought me to "My Docs" & asked me which executable file
> I
> wanted to open.  My husband configured me so I can go through MSN Explorer
> to get to the web, but does anyone have any suggestions how I can get back
> to where I used to be???   Whimpering:)  My DH thought I may have
> downloaded
> something that has created the problem, but I haven't.  The only thing I
> can
> think of that may have caused a problem is my new wireless mouse.  I've
> had
> it for about a month & the only thing I don't like about it is that it
> goes
> to sleep & when you wake it up, you never know where it's going to click.

> Thanks in advance if anyone can help me.

> Pauline

 
 
 

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Post by Alice » Sat, 09 Jul 2005 10:30:35


Oh, pshaw, now you made me blush!  Thanks for the kind words, I just hope it
helped Pauline.

--
Alice in NJ, Royal Cybrarian
http://www.FoundCollection.com/***family.us/
http://www.FoundCollection.com/***family.us/RCTQ/index.htm (add a recipe)
"Just about the time a woman thinks her work is done, she becomes a
grandmother."  Edward H. Dreschnack



: Alice W has the best advice IMHO.  Make sure that Internet Explorer is
your
: default browser.  Go to the page which you wish to be your home page (It
: could be anything), and click on /Tools /Internet Options.  You will be on
: the General Tab.  The first box will allow you to select "Use Current".
: That will set your home page to the page that you are on.  Now, everytime
: you open the IE browser, you will be on that web page.  It's the MSN that
is
: messing you up.  T
:


: >I know there are some experts out there.  Last night, something was
posted
: > in RCTQ with a link, when I tried to go to the site posted, I was unable
: > to
: > get to Internet Explorer.  I tried going to Internet Explorer directly &
: > nothing happens.  When I tried to access the internet through a link in
: > another email, it brought me to "My Docs" & asked me which executable
file
: > I
: > wanted to open.  My husband configured me so I can go through MSN
Explorer
: > to get to the web, but does anyone have any suggestions how I can get
back
: > to where I used to be???   Whimpering:)  My DH thought I may have
: > downloaded
: > something that has created the problem, but I haven't.  The only thing I
: > can
: > think of that may have caused a problem is my new wireless mouse.  I've
: > had
: > it for about a month & the only thing I don't like about it is that it
: > goes
: > to sleep & when you wake it up, you never know where it's going to
click.
: >
: > Thanks in advance if anyone can help me.
: >
: > Pauline
: >
: >
:
:

 
 
 

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Post by Pauline O'Connel » Sat, 09 Jul 2005 13:12:18


Thanks Polly.  I wish it were something as simple as that.  My DH is trying
to do some diagnostics, but so far has run into a brick wall.

Pauline

Quote:
> Just in case you haven't tried the very simplest solotuion - have you
tried
> logging out of everywhere and turning it off?  Sometimes that resets
> everything back to where you had it.  Just hoping.  Polly



> > Pauline, sounds like you have two browsers - MSN and Internet Explorer.
> > See
> > if you can get to IE directly by clicking on the big blue E.  Should be
> > somewhere on your desktop.  You may want to see which browser is your
> > default..  Going to Start, Settings, Control Panel, Internet Settings
may
> > help.  Also, make sure your Temporatry Internet File folder is not full.
> > Go
> > to IE, Tools, Internet options.  See Temporary Internet Files in the
> > middle
> > of the box that opens.  Click on the "delete files" button.  HTH.

> > --
> > Alice in NJ, Royal Cybrarian
> > http://www.FoundCollection.com/***family.us
> > http://www.FoundCollection.com/***family.us/RCTQ/index.htm  (submit a recipe)



> >> I know there are some experts out there.  Last night, something was
> >> posted
> >> in RCTQ with a link, when I tried to go to the site posted, I was
unable
> > to
> >> get to Internet Explorer.  I tried going to Internet Explorer directly
&
> >> nothing happens.  When I tried to access the internet through a link in
> >> another email, it brought me to "My Docs" & asked me which executable
> >> file
> > I
> >> wanted to open.  My husband configured me so I can go through MSN
> >> Explorer
> >> to get to the web, but does anyone have any suggestions how I can get
> >> back
> >> to where I used to be???   Whimpering:)  My DH thought I may have
> > downloaded
> >> something that has created the problem, but I haven't.  The only thing
I
> > can
> >> think of that may have caused a problem is my new wireless mouse.  I've
> > had
> >> it for about a month & the only thing I don't like about it is that it
> > goes
> >> to sleep & when you wake it up, you never know where it's going to
click.

> >> Thanks in advance if anyone can help me.

> >> Pauline

 
 
 

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Post by Pauline O'Connel » Sat, 09 Jul 2005 13:28:12


IE is my default browser.  We've checked that (& double, triple checked).
We simply can't look at IE.  I can't go to Tools, Internet Options.  We're
using MSN, because that's the only way I can access a browser & we just set
that up this afternoon in desparation.  I'm probably not explaining it very
well - I'm trying. Any other ideas anyone?

Pauline


Quote:
> Alice W has the best advice IMHO.  Make sure that Internet Explorer is
your
> default browser.  Go to the page which you wish to be your home page (It
> could be anything), and click on /Tools /Internet Options.  You will be on
> the General Tab.  The first box will allow you to select "Use Current".
> That will set your home page to the page that you are on.  Now, everytime
> you open the IE browser, you will be on that web page.  It's the MSN that
is
> messing you up.  T



> >I know there are some experts out there.  Last night, something was
posted
> > in RCTQ with a link, when I tried to go to the site posted, I was unable
> > to
> > get to Internet Explorer.  I tried going to Internet Explorer directly &
> > nothing happens.  When I tried to access the internet through a link in
> > another email, it brought me to "My Docs" & asked me which executable
file
> > I
> > wanted to open.  My husband configured me so I can go through MSN
Explorer
> > to get to the web, but does anyone have any suggestions how I can get
back
> > to where I used to be???   Whimpering:)  My DH thought I may have
> > downloaded
> > something that has created the problem, but I haven't.  The only thing I
> > can
> > think of that may have caused a problem is my new wireless mouse.  I've
> > had
> > it for about a month & the only thing I don't like about it is that it
> > goes
> > to sleep & when you wake it up, you never know where it's going to
click.

> > Thanks in advance if anyone can help me.

> > Pauline

 
 
 

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Post by Pauline O'Connel » Sat, 09 Jul 2005 13:29:52


Is there a simple way to overwrite whatever may be corrupted in my current
IE?  Can I reload IE?  Since it seems not to be working.

Pauline

Quote:
> Oh, pshaw, now you made me blush!  Thanks for the kind words, I just hope
it
> helped Pauline.

> --
> Alice in NJ, Royal Cybrarian
> http://www.FoundCollection.com/***family.us/
> http://www.FoundCollection.com/***family.us/RCTQ/index.htm (add a recipe)
> "Just about the time a woman thinks her work is done, she becomes a
> grandmother."  Edward H. Dreschnack



> : Alice W has the best advice IMHO.  Make sure that Internet Explorer is
> your
> : default browser.  Go to the page which you wish to be your home page (It
> : could be anything), and click on /Tools /Internet Options.  You will be
on
> : the General Tab.  The first box will allow you to select "Use Current".
> : That will set your home page to the page that you are on.  Now,
everytime
> : you open the IE browser, you will be on that web page.  It's the MSN
that
> is
> : messing you up.  T
> :


> : >I know there are some experts out there.  Last night, something was
> posted
> : > in RCTQ with a link, when I tried to go to the site posted, I was
unable
> : > to
> : > get to Internet Explorer.  I tried going to Internet Explorer directly
&
> : > nothing happens.  When I tried to access the internet through a link
in
> : > another email, it brought me to "My Docs" & asked me which executable
> file
> : > I
> : > wanted to open.  My husband configured me so I can go through MSN
> Explorer
> : > to get to the web, but does anyone have any suggestions how I can get
> back
> : > to where I used to be???   Whimpering:)  My DH thought I may have
> : > downloaded
> : > something that has created the problem, but I haven't.  The only thing
I
> : > can
> : > think of that may have caused a problem is my new wireless mouse.
I've
> : > had
> : > it for about a month & the only thing I don't like about it is that it
> : > goes
> : > to sleep & when you wake it up, you never know where it's going to
> click.
> : >
> : > Thanks in advance if anyone can help me.
> : >
> : > Pauline
> : >
> : >
> :
> :

 
 
 

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Post by Alice » Sat, 09 Jul 2005 19:07:54


You can get to your internet settings by going to Start, Settings, Control
Panel (depending on your operating system).  Then click on the Internet
Options icon.  You can view your internet settings there.  Look at the
bottom of the "Programs" tab to reset your web settings.  Hope this helps.

--
Alice in NJ, Royal Cybrarian
http://www.FoundCollection.com/***family.us/
http://www.FoundCollection.com/***family.us/RCTQ/index.htm (add a recipe)
"Just about the time a woman thinks her work is done, she becomes a
grandmother."  Edward H. Dreschnack


: IE is my default browser.  We've checked that (& double, triple checked).
: We simply can't look at IE.  I can't go to Tools, Internet Options.  We're
: using MSN, because that's the only way I can access a browser & we just
set
: that up this afternoon in desparation.  I'm probably not explaining it
very
: well - I'm trying. Any other ideas anyone?
:
: Pauline


: > Alice W has the best advice IMHO.  Make sure that Internet Explorer is
: your
: > default browser.  Go to the page which you wish to be your home page (It
: > could be anything), and click on /Tools /Internet Options.  You will be
on
: > the General Tab.  The first box will allow you to select "Use Current".
: > That will set your home page to the page that you are on.  Now,
everytime
: > you open the IE browser, you will be on that web page.  It's the MSN
that
: is
: > messing you up.  T
: >


: > >I know there are some experts out there.  Last night, something was
: posted
: > > in RCTQ with a link, when I tried to go to the site posted, I was
unable
: > > to
: > > get to Internet Explorer.  I tried going to Internet Explorer directly
&
: > > nothing happens.  When I tried to access the internet through a link
in
: > > another email, it brought me to "My Docs" & asked me which executable
: file
: > > I
: > > wanted to open.  My husband configured me so I can go through MSN
: Explorer
: > > to get to the web, but does anyone have any suggestions how I can get
: back
: > > to where I used to be???   Whimpering:)  My DH thought I may have
: > > downloaded
: > > something that has created the problem, but I haven't.  The only thing
I
: > > can
: > > think of that may have caused a problem is my new wireless mouse.
I've
: > > had
: > > it for about a month & the only thing I don't like about it is that it
: > > goes
: > > to sleep & when you wake it up, you never know where it's going to
: click.
: > >
: > > Thanks in advance if anyone can help me.
: > >
: > > Pauline
: > >
: > >
: >
: >
:
:

 
 
 

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Post by Carolyn McCart » Sat, 09 Jul 2005 20:53:25


I agree with you, Thomas.  Once upon a time I foolishly subscribed to MSN,
and it was an ugly experience.  I got rid of it after a few months and
presto, my computer behaved properly again!  MSN is cheaper, but it is such
a pain I would rather pay more and get better service.

--
Carolyn in The Old Pueblo

If it ain't broke, you aren't trying.   --Red Green
If it ain't broke, it ain't mine.  --Carolyn McCarty

If at first you don't succeed, switch to power tools  --Red Green
If at first you don't succeed, get a bigger hammer.  --Carolyn McCarty



Quote:
> Alice W has the best advice IMHO.  Make sure that Internet Explorer is
> your default browser.  Go to the page which you wish to be your home page
> (It could be anything), and click on /Tools /Internet Options.  You will
> be on the General Tab.  The first box will allow you to select "Use
> Current". That will set your home page to the page that you are on.  Now,
> everytime you open the IE browser, you will be on that web page.  It's the
> MSN that is messing you up.  T



>>I know there are some experts out there.  Last night, something was posted
>> in RCTQ with a link, when I tried to go to the site posted, I was unable
>> to
>> get to Internet Explorer.  I tried going to Internet Explorer directly &
>> nothing happens.  When I tried to access the internet through a link in
>> another email, it brought me to "My Docs" & asked me which executable
>> file I
>> wanted to open.  My husband configured me so I can go through MSN
>> Explorer
>> to get to the web, but does anyone have any suggestions how I can get
>> back
>> to where I used to be???   Whimpering:)  My DH thought I may have
>> downloaded
>> something that has created the problem, but I haven't.  The only thing I
>> can
>> think of that may have caused a problem is my new wireless mouse.  I've
>> had
>> it for about a month & the only thing I don't like about it is that it
>> goes
>> to sleep & when you wake it up, you never know where it's going to click.

>> Thanks in advance if anyone can help me.

>> Pauline

 
 
 

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Post by me » Sat, 09 Jul 2005 22:14:27


If you're using XP, you can go to System Tools, System Restore and
return your system to a date when everything was operating the way you
liked.  It's not a perfect solution as you'll lose any program settings
between that date and this but it beats banging your head against a wall.

Waking up the wireless can't be done by moving it?  I wouldn't want to
wake it up by clicking.

Quote:

> Is there a simple way to overwrite whatever may be corrupted in my current
> IE?  Can I reload IE?  Since it seems not to be working.

 
 
 

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Post by Linda Sweigar » Sat, 09 Jul 2005 23:51:44


Yeah, what she said. I've used the system restore a number of times.

Linda


Quote:
> If you're using XP, you can go to System Tools, System Restore and return
> your system to a date when everything was operating the way you liked.
> It's not a perfect solution as you'll lose any program settings between
> that date and this but it beats banging your head against a wall.

> Waking up the wireless can't be done by moving it?  I wouldn't want to
> wake it up by clicking.


>> Is there a simple way to overwrite whatever may be corrupted in my
>> current
>> IE?  Can I reload IE?  Since it seems not to be working.

 
 
 

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Post by Thomas H. O'Reill » Sun, 10 Jul 2005 00:22:40


If your IE browser really is unviewable, then re-download and re-install it.
You can do this from

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1e1550cb-5e5...

This is for the (American) English language version, but you can change it.
Then you should be all right.  However, after doing this, you should also go
to the Windows Update and take everything it suggests.  Hope this helps.  T


Quote:
>I know there are some experts out there.  Last night, something was posted
> in RCTQ with a link, when I tried to go to the site posted, I was unable
> to
> get to Internet Explorer.  I tried going to Internet Explorer directly &
> nothing happens.  When I tried to access the internet through a link in
> another email, it brought me to "My Docs" & asked me which executable file
> I
> wanted to open.  My husband configured me so I can go through MSN Explorer
> to get to the web, but does anyone have any suggestions how I can get back
> to where I used to be???   Whimpering:)  My DH thought I may have
> downloaded
> something that has created the problem, but I haven't.  The only thing I
> can
> think of that may have caused a problem is my new wireless mouse.  I've
> had
> it for about a month & the only thing I don't like about it is that it
> goes
> to sleep & when you wake it up, you never know where it's going to click.

> Thanks in advance if anyone can help me.

> Pauline