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Re: Computer help « Reply #30 on: June 14, 2010, 07:55 AM »
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Mark - sorry, it's me again - but for the past week or so, sometimes when I've painted text either in order to copy and save it, or to delete it, both in the quick and main reply boxes, the options box comes up but my screen freezes and I end up losing the whole blinking lot!  For example, tonight I lost a response to James on the Sociology thread which had taken me over an hour to think up and type. grr  Obviously the answer is to save text in lengthy posts more frequently, so's I don't lose too much, but it's still going to be a problem.

Again this only happens on MW, but if it's of any help to you, the relevant window on the taskbar (and I'm now Windows 7) shows yellow/orange and I'm unable to delete it, because when I right click to get the "close window" option, the window starts blinking, and I end up having to click on another window or go to the Start Menu and click on IE in order to get back into MW.  The only way I can get rid of these yellow windows is by shutting down or restarting the computer.  My W7 manual isn't any help here.
I have no idea what problem you are having but it certainly has nothing to do with MW. You say it only happens on MW but that's probably because you only are in this particular scenario on this website. I would suggest doing the usual maintenance to your computer (defrag/ccleaner etc). What browser are you using?

Whilst your computer is causing problems, you may want to consider typing big replies into a word processor like Microsoft Word.

If I had to guess at what problem you had, I'd probably say Spyware/Adware, so consider downloading 'Spybot Search & Destroy' and doing a full scan of your computer.
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Re: Computer help « Reply #31 on: June 14, 2010, 04:06 PM »
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I do use other websites apart from MW but not any other ones where I can post comments.

I use IE8.

Will do the things you suggest, but I don't understand what the flashing yellow taskbar window means because the W7 manual makes no reference to it, but the fact that I can do nothing with it would suggest an error alert.  If using CCleaner or Spybot doesn't work, I will take the computer to my repair shop and get them to run a check on it.

Thanks again for your advice.
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Re: Computer help « Reply #32 on: June 14, 2010, 04:25 PM »
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I use IE8.
There's a fairly good chance Firefox won't have this problem Wink

but I don't understand what the flashing yellow taskbar window means
Neither me. If you know how... might be worth taking a screen shot when it happens and posting it here to see if anyone recognises it. But I get the feeling you may not know how so never mind. Smile
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Re: Computer help « Reply #33 on: June 14, 2010, 04:27 PM »
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Re: Computer help « Reply #34 on: June 14, 2010, 04:32 PM »
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Re: Computer help « Reply #35 on: June 14, 2010, 05:58 PM »
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^ OK - I'm getting the message ...  Very Happy
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Re: Computer help « Reply #36 on: June 21, 2010, 02:53 PM »
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My flash player isn't working, says I don't have one, and it was working perfectly fine 30 minutes ago.  confused
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Re: Computer help « Reply #37 on: June 21, 2010, 02:55 PM »
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Maybe something to with the update that was rolled out last couple of days?
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Re: Computer help « Reply #38 on: June 21, 2010, 03:02 PM »
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Why I try to download an updated one it says "Error: Installation failed"
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Re: Computer help « Reply #39 on: June 21, 2010, 03:02 PM »
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search me
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Re: Computer help « Reply #40 on: June 21, 2010, 03:27 PM »
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Nice... working now thanks to think site, I think. lol
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Re: Computer help « Reply #41 on: June 21, 2010, 03:30 PM »
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Very basic this, I know - but what's the purpose of refreshing a page?
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Re: Computer help « Reply #42 on: June 21, 2010, 03:31 PM »
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To see if the content has been updated.

For example, you can read a thread and leave it for a while, refresh the page and see new posts.
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Re: Computer help « Reply #43 on: June 21, 2010, 03:31 PM »
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Updates all the information, I suppose?
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Re: Computer help « Reply #44 on: June 21, 2010, 03:36 PM »
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To see if the content has been updated.

For example, you can read a thread and leave it for a while, refresh the page and see new posts.
Thanks. Smile
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