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Disappearing Address Book


Went into windows live mail to send an email and all my addresses had disappeared. Gone.zip. Found them in a folder on the computer. Reinstalled them in windows live again only to have them move 4 more times. The contacts stay in windows mail for a few days then zip. Gone and i have to reinstall them again. And this morning i got a pop up that said sticky notes weren't working, ms didn't know why, and they would get back to me when they found a solution. I'm already old. I don't know how much more time i have. These little glitches are enough to turn me into a mac person.

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Where Do I Find The Address Book?

I never used outlook address book on my old computer. Instead i synchronized my very old sony clea program. However it broke sometime ago but i continued to update and add addresses into my computer using that program. Unfortunately, the program did not transfer into my new windows 7 program and i need to create a whole new address book to work with. Where do i find the address book on windows 7. I no longer have outlook or outlook express. I am not computer savvy and really need help with this.

Posted On: 2010-01-31 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Address Book Problem

The contents in groups in my hotmail address book keeps diminishing. Yesterday i placed over 100 email addresses in a group labeled 'crew' these took  a long time to do. Today i have 16 in the crew folder.

The addresses overall totals change daily getting less and less and finally the getting rid of duplicates is almost impossible. I have over 5000 in there which i cannot remove unless its done individually. Finally, when it does get around to working it will locate the name to merge and not the email address so in effect 2 john smiths get singled out with two separate email addresses only to be merged and one address lost.


Posted On: 2010-03-15 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Setup Address Book, Not For Email

I am newbie to win 7 from win xp. How can i dublicate and address book like win xp, i just want to import my folders from win xp address book, which had all my doctors, business, and contractors ect (i dont want a spreadsheet). I have tried several times putting this information on my flash-drive when i import it into win 7 the names go into my email contacts in the contacts folder. I don't understand why i cant get any help with this, i have ask several times microsoft, and they tell me to put them into groups, but the information always gets into my contacts. I have to remove them about 4 or 5 times now.

Posted On: 2010-02-09 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Outlook 2003 Address Book Problem

I have installed office 2003, including outlook 2003, onto my new computer and then transferred my outlook 2003 settings from my old computer (windows xp sp3 - 32 bit) to my new computer (windows 7 - 64 bit) using the windows easy transfer program. All the e mails and settings transferred successfully except my address book contacts. The contact details are all present and correct in the contacts folder in outlook 2003 on my new computer, but do not show up in my address book.

When i right click on the contacts folder and select properties, i see that the "show this folder as an e-mail address book" is greyed out. I have seen els where in this forum that this probably means that my mail profile is corrupted and that i have to generate a new profile. Please advise how i can do this in an easily understandable step by step procedure.


Posted On: 2010-01-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Address Book In Outlook 2007 Not Functioning

I just converted my computer from xp to windows 7 and pretty much all went well. The following did not go well: address book - i exported from outlook express 2003 and imported to microsoft office outlook 2007.

- All contacts were imported to outlook 2007 correctly - i can see them, however, outlook 2007 does not automatically recognize an email account that exists in the contacts. Ex. If i have a contact "email removed for privacy" while in the to field of a new mail item i want to send.

- I type "123" outlook 2007 does not recognize the contact. I have to search within my address book for the individual. Outlook express 2003 did recognize the "123" and automatically populated the to field. Is there something that i have to configure differently in the address book of outlook 2007?


Posted On: 2010-03-09 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Move Address Book And Contacts From Office 2003

I am trying to move address book and contacts from office 2003 pro on old computer with thumb drive ( only able to boot in safe mode) to new pc with windows 7 already installed office 2003 pro.

I have copied files to from outlook folder on old pc running xp to thumb drive and saved them on new pc running windows 7 to the my documents folder, but i do not know where to find outlook folder on new pc, windows 7 is very new to me only been using for a couple of days.


Posted On: 2009-12-08 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Will My Winmail Messages And Address Book Be Migrated To Win 7 After Upgrade?

Will my winmail and winmail messages and address book be migrated to win 7? I have vista with winmail installed. I want to upgrade to win 7. Will it leave my winmail with messages, address book etc in place and can i use it?

Posted On: 2009-10-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Western Digital My Book Missing Driver

I have two wd mybook storage devices. Both worked on my previous pc running xp 32 bit. I have now rewed my pc running windows 7 64 bit. One device works the other doesn't and when i troubleshoot the one that doesn't the troubleshooter indicates a missing driver. Curiously the older of the two drives works ok.

I've been in contact with western digital who state they do not provide separate drivers as they utilise what microsoft provide, of course reading the answers blog microsoft state that its not their issue either, which leaves me, and apparently others, with unaccessible data & $100 out of pocket and no one is responsible. Can someone please advise where i can download the microsoft driver from that thewestern digital device relies on?


Posted On: 2010-03-18 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Western Digital My Book Usb Connection Problem

I have been informed by wester digital that it is not compatible with windows 7 and was informed to ask if there is a download or patchesfor this to work, i have loads of things stored on my book and im worried that i have lost it all.

This is the email i received from western digital

As this is one of our older models, it is not necessarily compatible with windows 7. The new operating system has not included drivers for some plug and play devices that were included with earlier versions, therefore this is most likely the reason why it is not recognised. You could contact windows to ask if they have a download or a patch for this but the drive should still be accessible on computers running xp or vista.

Page 1 in the manual shows it is compatible with xp and vista but not 7.
http://www.Wdc.com/wdproducts/library/um/eng/4779-705001.pdf

I hope that we have met your expectations today and that you are satisfied with our service. If you have any further questions, please reply to this email and we will be happy to assist you further.


Posted On: 2010-03-09 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Disappearing Drive

I am running windows 7 -64 bit professional
The system boots off a 10k velociraptor

I also have a raid 5 set up for my data through a silicon image sil 3124 running in one of the spare pci-e slots. It comes on just fine (as drive d). Frequently, usually after the system has gone to sleep, the drive just plain disappears. I have to reboot to bring it back to life on the system. Two questions; toward the same end.

1) how do i get it to stop disappearing?
2) how do i get windows 7 from going to sleep? Ive messed round with the power options in the control panel and ive come to the conclusion that windows 7 -64 bit is narcoleptic.


Posted On: 2010-02-11 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Disappearing Programs

I have yet been able to regularly duplicate this problem, but it seems to happen to me at least once a day. I did a clean install of w7rc on a fresh hard drive and everything installed fine. However, occasionally i will click a program on my task bar and it will way it's not there and ask me if i want to delete the shortcut. If i go to the start bar, there are no programs and the only thing i can do it shut down. I'm uncertain if microsoft is finding this issue as i receive no apparent error. Upon rebooting, everything is fine. Like i said, i don't know how to reproduce it as it seems to have no trend towards doing a specific operation, but it seems to happen to me at least once a day.

Posted On: 2009-06-04 . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

Disappearing Icons

I have an hp touchsmart duo computer, windows vista home premium 64-bit, microsoft office 2007
I have a task/toolbar (not sure which) on the bottom right of my screen that used to have icons for the programmes i was running such as my mouse, keyboard (told me when batteries running low) internet access, external hardware attached etc. , But it has just stopped loading, the only icon still coming up is my norton. I do not know why it is temperamental, and i do not know how it decides what to show or hide, or when or why?


Posted On: 2010-02-06 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Why Are My Files Disappearing?

Lately i have been having problems with my files disappearing and then reappearing. I'll type up a word document and save it in a specific folder. When i go back to look for it in said folder it is not there. I try to search for it and it is no where in the library. I also try to rearrange the folder in a different ways to find the file. Alas, it still does not show up. The way i have to find it is to go into word and hope that the document is in the recently opened documents. If not, i am
Screwed and have to wait for it to magically show up again. Does any one know what my problem is and how to fix it?


Posted On: 2010-04-17 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

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After a while of using my laptop, my mouse pointer gets uncontrollable for a few seconds. After it starts disappearing or moving objects, maximizing and minimizing for a few seconds it (sometimes) goes back to normal for about a minute and starts acting erratic again. This will go on for hours or until i get frustrated and shut down my system. Is this happening with any other users. If so please tell me how to fix this problem, i am tired of losing unsaved data. I lost seven chapters the other night.

Posted On: 2010-04-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Microsoft Games Keep Disappearing

Some of my microsoft games (e.g, freecell, solitaire, etc. ) Periodically disappear from my desktop - usually after the computer wakes from sleep mode. When that happens, i also cannot open them from the control panel. I've noticed that others seem to have this problem too. I've tried the check/unchecked games trick discussed in the forums. This doesn't work. I've been able to use the system restore, but it is tedious to keep doing that and i'm afraid that i might lose some programs or work one time doing that. I've run anti-spyware and anti-virus programs but they haven't found anything. Anyone have any suggestions?

Posted On: 2010-08-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Cd/dvd Drive Disappearing / Vanishing

Will the new windows 7 address and fix the problem of the "vanishing" cd/dvd drive? In windows vista my cd/dvd drive keeps disappearing and i keep having to put the sqlite3.dll driver back into the system32 folder and then restart to make it reappear and work again.

Posted On: 2009-10-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Dvd Drive Disappearing Problem

On 2 laptops - almost identical dell inspiron 1545's - i have installed w7 rc 64 bit - after installation, the dvd drive seems to come and go at random - if its not showing, you can push the button to open the drive, and it reappears, and works fine for a while, but then it disappears again.

One one machine, i tried all of the suggestions about removing uperfilters, and lowerfilters, etc from the registry, disabled the integrity check, and turned off the driver check - have done all driver updates, and windows updates - now the drive works fine!

On machine 2 - did exactly the same things - drive still having this issue. I have also tried installed 32 bit w7 on it, and same thing. It originally came with vista - and it worked fine. Also, i know the drive is good - if it can boot and install windows 7 twice! Any thoughts/advice would be welcome!


Posted On: 2009-07-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Files Disappearing From Recycle Bin

I have had this computer since christmas, and i love it. I have windows 7 and everything has worked perfectly up until i got connected to the internet in late april and so far it has been one problem after another. And that leads me to my latest frustration. Files that i have deleted to the recycle bin have disappeared. And i did not permanently delete then!So far i have not lost anything of major importance, except for some photos, but, that's not even a disaster.

However, i'm now afraid to delete anything, for fear that i would not be able to restore the item if i needed it. Fter losing a handful of files from the recycle bin, i did an experiment:  i purposely deleted some items/folders that were empty or contained stuff that i absolutely didn't need. I checked the recycle bin every day and for a while my deleted files were still in the recycle bin. Now, today. They're gone! 

The only thing i did out of the ordinary was download an update for adobe reader. That shouldn't have any affect on what happens to the contents of the recycle bin - or would it?So, i really would like to know why this is happening. Alice bb**** as of today, june 22/10, i have tried your suggestion azeez n. As well as others from related topics and still files disappear from recycle bin.

Now, here's a detailed account of events leading up to the files disappearing from the bin, all from today. Checked my email. Created 2 unimportant word files and then deleted them to the recycle bin. Bell program did a scheduled anti-virus scan.completed. All ok. Opened action center, recycle bin  empty! Windows defender recommended a scan. Normal. Created 3 more unimportant word files and deleted them to the recycle bin.

Went to favorites clicked on microsoft answers, recycle bin empty again!Created 2 more unimportant word files and deleted them to the recycle bin. Signed in to windows mail;  checked mail;  signed out. Selected microsoft answers from favorites; checked my threads; checked some related questions; signed out. Java update notice popped up on screen. Allowed it to download. Bell internet security notice popped up saying it had found and deleted a virus and recommended an immediate scan to see if there were any further infections.

Did deep scan at 98% complete. Recycle bin empty again!Scan completed. All ok. All these instances happened in one day, today. What is happening? As of june 25/10 the problem still exists. I am almost certain than it only occurs when i am online. I am trying to monitor this more closely and will post the outcome. Sometimes it seems as if the recycle bin is on a timer and just empties on queue. One day it seemed to empty about every hour.

One thing is for certain, i cannot use the recycle bin in it's present operating condition. Can i completely delete the bin and reinstall it?  If so, how? I am just a novice so please excuse me if this is a stupid question.


Posted On: 2010-06-16 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Media Player 12 Music Files Disappearing

For valentines day hubby built me a new computer and put windows 7 on it, which i am highly starting to regret. Anyhow i put my music i had backed up on my back up drive and it works fine, no problems. Then yesterday i ripped 2 c. D's on to it. I thought everything was fine shut down the computer. Then last night i went to play them and neither of them would show up on my media player, but both were in my music folder.

I deleted them and ripped them again and they showed up on the media player but the second i exit out of the media and go back to it they are gone, vanished, poof. I have tried restore media library and restarted computer come back they load on to the media player i exit out of the player and go back and once again gone. I have tried everything i can think of and still nothing is working and i am getting highly frustrated.


Posted On: 2010-02-27 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Disappearing Buttons Minimize, Size, Close

I installed windows 7 64-bit version a few days ago and i have a problem with minimize, resize, close buttons. When i am opening the new window, browser etc. Buttons are visible, but when i am hover (in fact onmouseout event) they are disappearing. I didn't erase also any drivers, however i installed the newest nvidia graphics driver. It is still the same problem.

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Posted On: 2010-04-18 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Disappearing Printer Icons And Print Failures

In previous win versions it was possible to have different settings for the same printer eg quality, draft, color, black & white, etc. All the different icons would be displayed in printers. Win7 only displays the one printer ican (default) and the not other printer options in devices and printers. The other printer options do however appear in an application print dialogue box. The default printer works fine. The printer options do not print at all. All printer options use the same driver.

1. How do you make all the printer option icons display permanently?
2. Why do the non-default printer options not print?


Posted On: 2010-04-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Disappearing Drives, Unstable Boot Up Process

I've been using the windows 7 on my old asus desktop for a few months without a glitch until recently when the hard drives started disappearing by themselves or freeze after copying large files from the external hd and crashed. I reinstall the windows 7 few times, all of the oldie drivers that came with the pc, and the os updates nothing seem to help.

My pc is set to the s3 mode and three of the four internal hard drives are 1tb in sizes and they are all sata drives. I have a cd drive that is on the pata and it doesn't seem to cause any trouble. When the hard drives went to sleep, they woke up without any problem in the past.

When it was fresh installed a few months back, the windows 7 os was already providing all that was needed to run the pc to communicate with the rest of the internal hard drives for a few months without a single problem. I did use the drivers that came with the pc only to solve the problems but the symptions are persistent. I've been downloading microsoft updates regularly from the ms site so my pc is up to date as far as the os is concern and i wonder if the newer updates are to blame.

The moment the pc is booted up, "my computer" icon would show one or two, sometimes all three hard drives (excluding the main c drive) and when one of the troublesome hard drive is clicked to open, the pc would hang indefinitely. Only shutting down the pc completely (not resetting) would allow the boot up process to continue back but often the pc wouldn't boot up but frozen up on the big windows 7 ms icon at the beginning of the boot process indefinitely. If it was the hard drives problem, one or two, even all three drives wouldn't disappear randomly.


Posted On: 2010-03-25 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Aero Peek / Title Preview Not Disappearing

I have following problem with windows 7: i have firefox opened. I hover mouse over task bar and window preview start displaying with window titles. I do not click at them, i click again into firefox window. Usually this results into latest taskbar application i hovered have its title displayed for around 5 seconds, then disappearing, and this application have its bar highlighted with main icon color (which is also not what i want). But sometimes window previews from latest hovered window just do not disappear until i press some keyboard button in firefox. This is quite annoying for me. Is this how it supposed to work? I expect taskbar to stop any highlighting and hide any preview windows when i click into main application window. I have latest drivers and fully updated system if that helps.

Posted On: 2010-03-07 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-12 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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I have tried everything: flushing dns, changing my internet protocol to use a server number given to me by my internet service provider to use a specific dns address, clearing my cache, history and anything else i could think of. My isp does not see any problem on there end and can't help me any more. I do not seem to have this problem with any other website and unfortunately, for me, i need to update this website. If you have any suggestions i'd really like to hear them. I do not have a lot of computer expertise but will try to follow your suggestions.


Posted On: 2010-04-30 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-17 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-04-15 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-06 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-05 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .