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Q: Computer Problem ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Computer Problem
Category: Computers > Operating Systems
Asked by: dbackron2-ga
List Price: $3.00
Posted: 14 Mar 2003 19:35 PST
Expires: 13 Apr 2003 20:35 PDT
Question ID: 176401
I did something to my computer. Whenever a window should "open" on
its' own, I now have to click on the maximize button to open
something. I had an "overload" the other day, and it ask me if I
wanted to remove this and that. I did.

Request for Question Clarification by feilong-ga on 14 Mar 2003 20:11 PST
Hello dbackron2

"Whenever a window should "open" on its' own, I now have to click on
the maximize button to open something"

Are these program windows or are these Internet Explorer windows?

Did you try running the Maintenance Wizard or System Restore? What
Windows version are you using?

By the way, I would like to thank you again for being a loyal user of
this service and for your generosity in your previous question.

Clarification of Question by dbackron2-ga on 14 Mar 2003 20:36 PST
I think I have found how to "Restore Settings", and I believe my
problem is solved. I would like to pay you, "feilong-ga", as you were
once again, the first to respond.

Clarification of Question by dbackron2-ga on 14 Mar 2003 22:23 PST
Still having problem in Internet Explorer. Have to click on "maximize"
box for windows to open.
Subject: Re: Computer Problem
Answered By: feilong-ga on 14 Mar 2003 22:28 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Dear Dbackron,

For the second time, I'm so greatful for your generosity. You're the
kind of customer that we researchers here wish for. This time, I'd
like to give you some advice regarding computer problems before you
ask for help so that you won't just spend your money to find a
solution that you can readily solve. Simply press the "Shift" key
before clicking on a link so it will open a new window or right-click
on the link and choose "Open in New Window" for your convenience.

A) When a problem occurs such as minor program errors, abnormal
program activity, system hang, blue screen error displays, etc., try
to restart first to clear the system and see if the problem is still
there. Some errors can automatically be corrected by Windows during
boot up.

B) Some Windows version have a feature called "System Restore" and it
is important that you remember this. When a problem occurs, this is
the first application for a typical user to try. Click on the links
below to learn more.
"Dijit's Tip of the Week  Get the most out of your computer - How to
use System Restore"

The University of Birmingham
How to Use System Restore in Windows XP

C) If suggestion 'A' is not successful and you can't access System
Restore, restart your computer again, press 'F8' repeatedly before
Windows boots up, and choose 'Dos mode - command prompt only'. From C
prompt, type: C:\scanreg -- the Windows Registry scan will run and
will try to automatically fix the error. Click on the link below and
open the links inside to learn more.

"how to use scanreg"

Should the problem remain, that's the only time you ask us for
assistance. This will save you both time and money. To learn more
about basic troubleshooting, you can always go to

I also noticed that you have 3 accounts here, namely: Dbackron,
Dbackron1 and Dbackron2. perhaps you've forgotten your passwords so I
suggest you write them down and keep it in a safe place you can easily
remember. To retrieve your passwords, send a request to .

Search strategy:

"how to use system restore" - in Google Web search

"how to use scanreg" - in Google Web search

I hope this helps you. Again, thank you very much for your generosity.

Best regards,

Clarification of Answer by feilong-ga on 14 Mar 2003 22:40 PST
In response to your clarification, "Still having problem in Internet
Explorer. Have to click on "maximize" box for windows to open."

There is a software that will make things easier for you, PC World has
a quick solution for this matter that you can easily download. Just
click on the link below: -- IE New Window Maximizer v2.2
"If you're an avid multitasker, you know all too well how quickly your
desktop can get cluttered with windows. Though this utility doesn't
solve that problem, it gives you at least a semblence of order by
automatically maximizing every new Internet Explorer window that you
open. It includes a function for hiding or closing all IE windows with
a user-defined hot-key; you can also specify a particular IE window
that will not be hidden or closed when you use the hot-key."

IE New Window Maximizer v2.2
File Size:1466KB
Operating System(s):Windows 9.x, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP

Download it here:,fid,22832,fileidx,1,00.asp
dbackron2-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $2.00

Subject: Re: Computer Problem
From: feilong-ga on 15 Mar 2003 12:25 PST
Dear Dbackron,

Thank you very much for your generosity, great rating, and tip. I hope
we have more customers like you. :-)

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