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Internet Explorer & Firefox Webpage display issues

· One min read

Missing buttons and getting weird colours in both Internet Explorer & Firefox? Try the following:

  1. Click Start
  2. Click All Programs/Programs
  3. Click Accessibility
  4. Click on the Display Settings
  5. Look for High Contrast settings and disabled them.

Blank Device Manager in Windows XP

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The issue is caused by security permissions in the registry. This is how you fix it.

You must be logged on as a local administrator to perform this task:

  1. Click “Start“, “Run“, and enter “regedt32
  2. Maximize the “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE” window.
  3. Scroll down to “SYSTEMCurrentControlSetEnum
  4. With “Enum” selected click the “Security“, “Permissions” menu.
  5. Click “Add“.
  6. Add the group “Everyone” and the user “SYSTEM“.
  7. Select “Everyone” and check “Read  ONLY
  8. Select “SYSTEM” and check “Full Control
  9. Click the “Advanced” button at the bottom of the window.
  10.  On the Advanced window check “Reset permissions on all child objects…
  11. Click “OK
  12. On the warning dialog click “Yes
  13. Close the registry editor

This problem can also be caused when the Plug & Play service is not running. Follow these options below.

  1. Click Start then click Run type **services.msc **then click Ok.

2. Double-click Plug and Play.

If you receive a Configuration Manager message then click Ok

  1. In the Startup Type list, click** Automatic** & then click OK.

  2. Close Services.

5. Restart the computer.

How to fix Telecom T-Stick/Vodafone Vodem Initializing issues

· 2 min read

Make sure you have credit on your Vodem/T-Stick. This is the common cause of why the modems will not load webpages.

  1. Disconnect the T-Stick/Vodem
  2. Click Start
  3. Click Programs/All Programs
  4. Click Accessories
  5. Click Command Prompt
  6. Type:  set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1 (this will reveal hidden device drivers in device manager) > Press Enter
  7. Now we need to load Device Manager, click Start
  8. Right click Computer/My Computer
  9. Click the hardware tab
  10. Click Device Manager
  11. Click View
  12. Click Show Hidden Devices
  13. Device Manager will now display a list of devices that look transparent
  14. Go through the list, clicking “+” next to each one, mainly in the Network Adapters and Universal Serial Bus controllers sub-section.
  15. Look for anything related to ZTE/Vodafone/Telecom T-Stick
  16. Now right click the devices that indicate they are for the device and select Uninstall, click Ok to confirm
  17. Once you have removed the devices relating to the mobile broadband device, close Device Manager.
  18. Reconnect the T-Stick/Vodem and your computer should recognise it as a new device and install. It should now be up and running.  If not repeat step 14.

How to run Diablo 2 in Windows 7

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First things first, make sure you have Diablo 2 installed.

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  1. Right click the Diablo 2 icon
  2. Left click Properties
  3. Click Compatibility
  4. Check the checkbox “Run this program in compatibility for” and select: Windows XP (Service Pack 3)
  5. Check run in 256 colors
  6. Check Disable Desktop Composition
  7. Check Run this Program as Administrator (this will by-pass any User Account Control issues)
  8. Click Ok
  9. Now open Diablo(it should now run)


Note: It has also been reported that setting up and adding your Diablo 2 keys to will allow you to download a client from Blizzard that will run fine.

Set the Macbook Keyboard Back-light to be on permanently

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  1. Open Finder
  2. Navigate to: Users/YourUser/NameHere/Library/Preferences
  3. Warning: Be mindful of changing the wrong file or touching incorrect settings in this folder. This could go wrong!
  4. Open:
  5. Change kHWMin to have a value of: 1
  6. Close and save

_You have now adjusted the minimum light the light sensor needs to activate the back-light on the keyboard. _

Note: Only valid for Macbook Pros, normal Macbooks do not contain keyboard back-lights.