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  • I need info on bathroom remodeling.?

    I am considering using a company such as Bath Fitters, Rebath, etc. to convert my shower-tub to a large shower.

    Does anyone have any current info on these types of companies that are nationally based. I'm interested in both the pros and cons on them, and would appreciate any web links that you can give me.

    Thanks for your help.

    2 AnswersDecorating & Remodeling9 years ago
  • Boot Up Problems On Backup PC?

    Older Sempron PC w/Biostar M7VIZ Mobo - I was having a problem with an older IDE HD whereby I was trying to install Win95 so I could run some older programs. I got an error message that "NTLDR is Missing". I found an exe file online to fix the issue (I thought). Now the pc doesn't seem to even launch the BIOS because I get none of the normal "beeps" during the initial start rountine, no video on the monitor. I do get the flashing lights on the CD/DVD drives, no light on the floppy. Since I can get the pc to do nothing, I'm wondering if anyone has any realistic suggestions. It's like the MoBo has no BIOS at all. At least that's what I'm thinking.

    Anyone have an solid suggestions as to what is wrong and/or how I can fix it?

    Thanks for any help you can provide.

    1 AnswerDesktops1 decade ago
  • I need some iTunes education...?

    My niece has purchased several hundred dollars worth of iTunes. She is not computer literate... I am... but I am iTunes illiterate, so any real help is appreciated.

    Can her purchased music be put on her computer and converted to MP3's so that it can be played on her PC, MP3 player, burnt to disc, etc.?

    Or... is it only playable on an iPod and is her bought music stored on the iTunes web site and cannot be downloaded to her PC?

    It all looks pretty shady to me after taking a quick look at the iTunes web site.

    Thanks for any education you can give me.

    1 AnswerOther - Music1 decade ago
  • Cell Phone Memory Cards...?

    Just got an LG env 3 cellphone. I like the phone but am having trouble finding the appropriate memory card for it. The manual tells me I need to use a MicroSD card and I can't find anything larger than 4 GB.

    I can find all sorts of Micro SDHC cards but the phone does not accept them.

    Does anyone know of a web site or store where I might find a MicroSD card larger than 4 GB?

    Thanks for any help you can provide.

    2 AnswersCell Phones & Plans1 decade ago
  • Library of Songs and Artists?

    I'm looking for a web site that would have an all encompassing listing of all songs and the performing artists.

    I'd especially like the site to cover the entire archives listing of music going back to the earliest songs in the 1950's. I'm interested in a site that will list all produced songs/recordings and not just the top 50 or 100 hits etc.

    I'd appreciate any help you can provide.

    1 AnswerOther - Music1 decade ago
  • Flat Panel Televisions?

    I'm researching flat panel tv's and thus far I've been using the following web sites as references: Consumer Reports; CNET; and Consumer Research.

    I was wondering if some of you "techies" might be willing to share other reputable web sites with me so that I can do more research.

    I'm not only interested in overall ratings, but am interested in info regarding the quality and longevity of LCD's, DLP, Plasma, etc.

    Thanks for your help.

    1 AnswerTVs1 decade ago
  • Weak Automotive Battery... need some specification type info?

    Does anyone have any DATA regarding what constitutes a weak automotive battery? This would involve a standard 12 volt automotive battery.

    I'm specifically looking for what voltages you would read and/or what amperage you would read when you test the battery.

    The reason I ask this is that I went in for a State Inspection the other day and the "commercial" facility tested my battery and told me it was weak and should be replaced. I suspect they were trying to sell me a battery, but I would like to know the true data so I can do the voltage/amperage tests on the battery myself.

    Thanks for any help you can give.

    5 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs1 decade ago
  • LCD's - Need Info?

    I'm familiar with LCD's in general and I'm aware that they are measured diagonally across the viewable area to define the monitor "size".

    I'd like to know the actual length and height measurements of the Viewable Area of the following wide screen LCD monitors:

    22 inch & 24 inch with an aspect ratio of 16:9.

    e.g. My 19" is a 4:3 aspect ratio and the Viewable Area measures 14 7/8" wide by 11 7/8" high.

    I've Googled myself to death and haven't been able to find anything that actually defines the Viewable Area of these monitors.

    Would you please actually measure your 22" and/or 24" Wide Screen LCD Monitors and let me know their actual Viewable Area sizes.

    Your help is appreciated.

    2 AnswersMonitors1 decade ago
  • I'm In Need of Some Real IT Help!?

    Re: Older Laptop – Dell Inspiron 8100; running Windows XP SP2; P3 with maxed out RAM at 512MB. Computer runs fine with the following exception.

    Problem: Screen Resolution Issues

    When the laptop is set at max resolution of 1280 X 1024 the viewable area of the monitor is full width and full height.

    However, if you lower the resolution to say 1024 X 768 the viewable area becomes much smaller and has a black border around all four edges about 1½ inches wide.

    If you further reduce the resolution to 800 X 600 the viewable area now becomes about 7”W X 5”H with large 3”+ black borders all around.

    I figured a repair install of XP would fix the problem, but since the XP disk is 8 years old, the version on the PC with all the Microsoft updates is consider a newer version and XP won’t allow me to do a “repair” installation.

    My only options would be to format the HD and reinstall from scratch or uninstall all the upgrades and perform the repair install.

    Any viable suggestions?

    4 AnswersMonitors1 decade ago
  • Microsoft Word & Excel?

    In both Word and Excel, when you type in a web address or an email address it is automatically underlined.

    The problem with this is when the address includes "underscores" in it they disappear within the underline when you print them.

    How can I turn off the underline feature of email and web addresses in both Word and Excel?

    3 AnswersSoftware1 decade ago
  • Word Processing?

    Does anyone know where I can find a listing of "key switches" that will allow you to put various symbols etc. into documents using most any of the various word processing programs.

    For example: If you press Alt + 0176 it will put a degree (°) symbol in your text. e.g. 142°

    I'm interested in a list that will identify many/most/all of the various key combinations that there are for any of the word processing programs.

    Thanks for your help.

    2 AnswersOther - Computers1 decade ago
  • For the Techie's - DVD's Won't Play....?

    I can't get "commercially produced" DVD's to play on my PC.

    One is an exercise video and the other is a Disney movie.

    PC is brand new: Windows XP, Multimedia Edition 2005; 2.1 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo; 1 G RAM; 256 M Video; 250G Hard Drive.

    This is the first time I try to play a DVD on the PC. Neither will play the video portion. On the Disney Movie I can access the miscellaneous things like the coloring book to print for the kids but that is about all I can view on the DVD. The exercise video will not play/launch at all.

    I looked on AfterDawn.com but couldn't find an answer there.

    Hope you can help.

    Thanks!!

    1 AnswerSoftware1 decade ago
  • New Computer & File Transferring?

    A question for you IT Support folks.

    I am attempting to transfer files from my old PC to my new PC. Both PC's are desktops.

    Windows XP has instructions but it involves using a Serial cable between the two PC's.

    My old PC has an available serial connector. My new PC does not. It only has USB ports and a 10/100 NIC connector.

    My Question: Can files be transferred from the old PC to the new PC using a Cat 5 cable between the two NIC connectors?

    If so do I simply use the XP wizard and proceed using the Cat 5 cable as if it were a Serial cable?

    Your Help is greatly appreciated.

    4 AnswersDesktops1 decade ago
  • Microsoft Excel?

    Is there a way I can have more than one line of text in a single cell?

    for example:

    the quick red fox jumped over

    the lazy brown dog

    instead of:

    the quick red fox jumped over the lazy brown dog

    6 AnswersSoftware1 decade ago
  • Joining WMA Files?

    Is there an easy way to join Windows Media Files (WMA's)?

    3 AnswersSoftware1 decade ago
  • Navigating Yahoo Answers?

    Once you respond to a question by typing your answer and then you click on "Preview" and then on "Submit" is there a quick way to return to the page of questions you were on?

    The only way I've found to navigate back to that page of questions is to click the back button repeatedly and go back through the pages one by one.

    Anybody got any help?

    8 AnswersOther - Computers1 decade ago
  • Outlook Express?

    I am using Outlook Express v6.0 for my primary email.

    I get email from sources that I know are safe but the graphics and images are always blocked when I open the email.

    I have to go to View > Blocked Images in order to view them.

    I used to have it set up so the images would not be blocked but I rebuilt my HD and haven't been able to figure out how to have all images unblocked when I open an email.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    3 AnswersSoftware1 decade ago