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Sep 12, 2005

I would like my windows taskbar to revert to a horizontal display. I turned my back on my little brother for like two seconds and when I looked at my screen again my Windows XP taskbar was set to a vertical display. Please tell me what I need to press or where I need to go to revert back to a horizontal display.


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i have a problem with IE in the URL address bar i get "10 kinghost", this looks like a porn site. The pc is used by several staff members. I have run spybot, cw shreader, an MS anti spyware, norton antivirus. but nothing gets rid of it. Spybot finds 5 registry changes says it fixes them but when i run it again they are still there, are they the problem? Is there an easy way to remove. I have started using firefox instead, but find it slower, so want to revert back to IE.

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I recently had to re-install Windows XP, and now when the computer comes back from sleep the taskbar is at the top of the screen and is non-responsive leading me to have to restart my computer every time it goes to sleep. The easy answer would to not have the pc go to sleep, so i tried that, and even when it goes to screen saver mode, after being in that for more than 30 minutes, the problem occurs. Anyone have an idea of what is going on?

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Sep 1, 2005

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May 8, 2008

The monitor started showing graphic distortion. I ordered a new monitor but had the same distortion on it. I updated the ATI drivers but it did not solve the problem. In trying to trouble shoot the problem following directions on the ATI website, I changed all the graphic settings to the lowest and slowest available. This got rid of the distortion but the settings need to go! Now I cannot open the display settings.

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Mar 25, 2008

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Apr 3, 2008

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Apr 18, 2006

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Jun 1, 2006

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