I have satellite Internet, which isn't the fastest broadband on the planet, anyway, but I've had all sorts of problems with Internet Explorer. If I open several tabs in Internet Explorer, eventually, I start getting tabs on which the pages don't load. I also get some very quirky behavior when I try to author blog [...]

I just changed routers from a Netgear to a LinkSys. One of my computers found the wireless network but could not connect to it. It was stuck on "acquiring network address." If I chose to repair the connection, I would get the message "renewing IP address," but the system seemed unable to renew the IP address. [...]

You opened an e-mail attachment from Outlook Express, edited it, and saved it. When you go to open it, it’s gone—nowhere to be found! You’d just spent hours editing that file, and it has vanished without a trace. To avoid this from happening to you, always save file attachments before opening them to make changes. [...]

I have a small home network of three computers. Today, I could not access a shared folder from one of my computers. I could see the shared folder, but when I clicked its icon, a dialog box appeared requesting my username and password. If I right-clicked the shared folder and clicked Properties, I received the [...]

If you received a Microsoft Word document from a colleague or friend and can't open it, it's probably because it's a docx file -- the default file format starting with the release of Microsoft Word 2007. If you try to open the file in an earlier version of Word, you probably get a dialog box [...]

Recently, I purchased an Acer Aspire One to accompany me on a trip to Europe. I needed a computer to keep up on my daily email, update my blogs, and do a little writing on the road, and I didn’t want to have to lug around a hefty laptop. About the length and width of [...]

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