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How to Fix "The ROM-Image Has Crashed"

Imagine playing your favorite Nintendo DS game via your NDS emulator, only to receive the error message "The ROM Image Has Crashed." This can be frustrating at best. Error messages such as this one commonly occur when you fail to download patches or updates to your computer. When updates and patches

How do I Troubleshoot a Dell Inspiron B120 by Booting in Safe Mode?

When you boot your Dell Inspiron B120 in safe mode, many processes are halted as a result. You can no longer get on the Internet or access many of your programs. One program you can still use is the System Restore program. This will reset the B120 to a previous configuration when there were no error

How to Make Thumbnails That Expand When Clicked in Windows Explorer

If you have a folder filled with image files on your Windows computer, you can set your Windows Explorer "View" settings to display each file as a thumbnail of the image as opposed to just a regular file icon. Then when you click on these thumbnails the image will expand into a "Preview" window, all

How to Format XPS M1330

The Dell XPS M1330 comes with a 160 GB Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive, installed with Windows Vista Home Premium. Formatting the hard drive will delete all of the data on the drive and recreate the file system, which is a method for organizing how files are stored and accessed on the drive. If you int

How to Use Windows XP Live to Fix a System Configuration Error

A Windows XP Live CD contains all the features of the full Windows XP operating system, and it is bootable, so you do not need to install it to your system in advance. Use this disk to undo a system configuration error or other damage when you are unable to boot into the XP installation on your h

How to Install Free Shooting Games for Windows Light

Windows Light is a stripped-down of the popular operating system. It streamlines the computer, allowing you to utilize programs far faster than on the standard Windows operating system. However, you can still install and use any program you wish on the computer, as it has the basic features required

How to Restore the Task Bar for Windows XP

The Taskbar is the menu bar typically located at the bottom of your Windows desktop environment that contains shortcuts to the various open files on your computer, along with the Start menu button and the system tray. When the Taskbar has been moved or hidden, you can take simple steps to restore it

How to Install QuickTime for Microsoft

All Apple computers come with QuickTime pre-installed. So what about all those PC users out there trying to watch QuickTime videos? Don't worry, Apple's got you covered. QuickTime is free for all Windows users to download and use. Your PC will need to be running Windows 7, Vista or XP with Service P

How to Update an MSI File to Install Silently Without the Command Line

MSI files, also known as Microsoft Installers, are files that are responsible for the installer packages of software. In other words, MSI files allow you to perform installations on your computer. You may need to update your MSI files if you are experiencing installation issues. If you do not wish t

How to Select an Appropriate Database Program for Genealogy

Like most database software, genealogy programs vary between manufacturers. Some create simple family trees and lists, while others store graphics and videos or compile reports and books for publication. Some programs connect to online databases for research and sharing information and some write we

How to Remove a Genuine Advantage Toolbar

The Windows Genuine Advantage notifications open each time your Windows XP computer connects to the Internet to authenticate your installation. This slows down your system. Though Microsoft offers no obvious way to stop this toolbar from opening, you can uninstall earlier versions of the notificatio

Basement Window Wells Installation

Basement window wells keep soil away from foundation windows and block water while permitting light into the basement. Find out your local building codes regarding basement windows and the installation of window wells. A permit usually is required for construction.

How to Set an Alarm on Vista

Losing track of time and neglecting tasks as a result is easy to do when working at the computer for a long time. Some people fix the problem by setting an alarm clock, which help them to stay on track while doing computer work. Users can eliminate the need to use a conventional alarm clock or the a

How to Label File Folders

The Windows Operating System allows you to create file folders to store various computer files. If you have different files that are used for a specific purpose, you can store them together in one folder. If you want to label a file folder, you can do that as well.

How to Troubleshoot Windows Media Center That Stops Recording

Windows Media Center allows its users to watch and record live TV, but like any software program, it's susceptible to problems. There are a number of issues that can cause the recording feature to cut out in the middle of a program. While this can be frustrating, these issues have easily-discoverabl

What Is the Difference Between Quick Restore & a Recover CD?

Most computers that are bought from store shelves today lack an operating system disk. The computer manufacturers leave you two different options in the event that something goes wrong with your computer. You can either create and use a recovery CD or do a quick restore from a restore point saved on

How to Get a Product Key for Microsoft 2007

A Microsoft Office 2007 product key is included on a slip of paper inside the jewel case of every installation disc, or on a label adhered to jacket of the software. When you installed the software onto your computer for the first time, you were required to enter this key as part of the setup utilit

How to Create Windows XP Setup CD

Creating a Windows XP Setup CD involves burning all Windows XP installation files to disk and making the CD bootable (so that the computer can load from the CD instead of from the hard drive). Although this procedure may seem lengthy, creating a XP Setup disk will be useful as a backup copy in case

How to Prevent Windows From Blocking a Chkdsk

The Windows operating system can automatically check a hard drive for errors using the Chkdsk tool. This tool has the ability to verify and repair many hard drive errors and thus should be run on a regular basis. However, some users might have accidentally or intentionally turned off this tool. You