Software/hardware queries:

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by SG1, Nov 12, 2006.

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  1. SG1

    SG1 Registered Member

    Jan 16, 2003
    1) In recent Firefox updates, seems all/nearly all of my bookmarks vanish - leaving me sorely vexed, as I thought this was not supposed to occur. Are bookmarks still "there" somewhere that I can find/use, or is there a "repair" option of sorts that will remedy this?

    2) Our great 20" Dell Flat Panel Display suddenly stopped working; had to plug in big/old box junker CRT that does still work, more or less. So, the flat panel that I bought in MAR of this yr., just crapped out/period - and so soon?! Any idea on if this happens with FPDs on a routine basis?

    3) Today, suddenly, for about 9-10 hrs. we had no net connection. Stumbled across the Start/Settings/Network Connections and then checked LAN and after that, the dialog box said "Enabling." Then, things worked again. Well, we used the net last night and then again earlier today, then browsers suddenly could not open pages, etc. How/why would things become disabled, like this, in the first place? Another sorely vexing mystery, to say the least.
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2006
  2. siliconman01

    siliconman01 Registered Member

    Mar 6, 2003
    West Virginia (USA)
    I recommend that you jump onto the FireFox forum and address this issue.

    FireFox Forum

    Also, check this web page

    FireFox Lost Bookmarks

    No, it is not standard SOP for a FPD. Call Dell and exercise your warranty. Obviously you will need your "Proof of Purchase" handy when you call them.

    Possible malware. Run scans with your security scanners. A remote scan with Bit Defender and/or Kaspersky would be appropriate too. Both require ActiveX, so you will need to use IE for these scans. Be sure your resident AV is disabled during the remote scans.
  3. Devinco

    Devinco Registered Member

    Jul 2, 2004
    Possible intermittent connection on Ethernet cables.
    When you have the problem again, power down computer, router, modem, and visually check the length of the Ethernet cables for damage.
    Check Ethernet end connectors for loose/partial connections.
    Unplug and then replug Ethernet connectors.
    Power up modem and wait for it to initialize, then power up router and wait for it to initialize, then power up computer.

    Maybe it has nothing to do with hardware, but that is the first thing to check.
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