Toshiba Gigashot – Need Apps and Manual For K80HE Camcorder?

Toshiba Gigashot

You have just purchased a Toshiba Gigashot GSC K80HE camcorder second hand, it came boxed but without any owners manual, discs and application software, how can you download or obtain them? There is little information on this camcorder that is probably not very old, and yet quite a good and high end product. So far I have only been able to find a possible hardware driver for your camcorder.

If you haven't tried or haven't been able to get that camera to work with your computer you could try installing a driver utility. Original software that would have been shipped with that camcorder is ACDSEE and PowerProducer. If you can't find free versions of that above software you might be able to purchase them.

I haven't found a remote yet. An only manual I've been able to track down is a specification chart. I can certainly assist you with trying to sync that camcorder with Windows XP and try to find some free software for you if you don't want to pay for factory software that shipped with that camera.

I'm not sure why Toshiba has limited information on this camcorder. I think they originally shipped out two CD's. One CD had a quick start guide and user manual.

Toshiba Gigashot

Second CD had Cyberlink PowerProducer and ACDSEE video software. You can download and try out a Free 30 day trial of Cyberlink PowerProducer 6.0. You can download and try out a Free 30 day trial of ACDsee Pro 8.0.

To download a manual for your GSC-K80HE browse to this Toshiba missing your manual page. Choose "Options" for Product type. Choose "Digital Imaging" for family.

Choose "Digital Video Cameras" for Product series. Choose "Gigashot K Series" for Model. Choose English for language and then click on Search.

Age of Empires III PC – Fix Computer Level Stuck at Zero

Age of Empires III PC

On Age of Empires III, a computer level in multiplayer is stuck at zero and how do you fix this? Please verify what version of that game you are running by clicking on a "Help and Tools" button from main game menu and then an "About" button. That game version will be listed at top of that screen.

You can then download and install patch 1.14 from this age of empires 3 game updates page. If that patch doesn't resolve this issue you can try to run that game in Windows compatability mode. Not all programs are supported and run correctly on Windows 7.

Age of Empires III PC

Running it in Vista compatability mode might fix your problem. You can check out how to run programs in compatability mode on Windows 7. You will need to find what that age of empires 3 .exe executable file is, to configure it to run in a different mode.

I would try running it in Windows Vista (Service Pack 2) to test and work your way back to see if it fixes your problem.

Computer Keeps Shutting Off – Fix Vista Unexpected Power Down

Computer Keeps Shutting Off

Could this be a reason why your computer is shutting off unexpectedly?

Log Name: System Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power PM Task Category: None Level: Critical Keywords: (2) User: SYSTEM Computer: Owner-PC Description: The last sleep transition was unsuccessful. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, failed, or lost power during the sleep transition. Event Xml:

You've tried a MSCONFIG option using selective startup and nothing changed. You could try to use System Restore Point to revert any changes made to your Vista computer. Also, checking your BIOS to make sure its not set to power off when in hibernation or sleep mode.

You can try entering your computers BIOS by hitting either an ESC, F1, or DELETE key when that computer first powers on. If your using a laptop, make sure you have your AC adapter plugged in or if that battery gets drained enough a default BIOS and operating system sleep settings will cause that computer to shut down. You could also try to update your video card drivers to their latest release from a manufacturer.

Computer Keeps Shutting Off

Making sure that you have Vista Service Pack 2 is recommended. One other tip is to make sure you didn't disable a Vista hibernation file when using Vistas system cleanup utility. Please check out this how to restore Windows XP to a previous state article for instructions on system restore.

Also, you can read how to obtain the latest Vista service pack article that will show you how to obtain Vista service pack 2. This Disk Cleanup Tool article explains how to make sure hibernation wasn't affected when running disk cleanup.

Multiple Antivirus – Do You Need Multiple AntiVirus Programs?

Multiple Antivirus

Gupdate.exe, what is this and how do you fix it? Would that cause your IE to hang first three times you try to log on? Or is it unrelated?

That is a Google update program. Is it causing problems with your computer? Are you wanting to remove that program?

It shouldn't because Google updater just updates programs like Google chrome, Earth, Picasa, etc. that you might have installed on your computer. You can always go into task manager when Interent Explorer is hanging by pressing your CTRL, ALT, and DELETE keys at same time and then clicking on task manager. In task manager you can look to see if any processes are taking up too much CPU time.

Multiple Antivirus

You could check this way to see if gupdate.exe is hogging your system resources. You might want to clean up your temporary internet files. Has internet explorer just recently started to hang?

No, it started a while ago and then got better but you have both AVG and Comcast Antivirus programs running and you are wondering if that is what is causing this problem. You just saw that gupdate.exe in an event log as informational that it could not find something it needed. Yes, I think having two anti virus programs running at same time is causing your problem.

They will take up valuable processing time and will walk over each other so to speak. I recommend removing one of them and hopefully that will improve your computer's performance.

iPod Multiple Computers – How to Use iPod With Multiple PC’s

iPod Multiple Computers

You have an iPod and an iTouch. Your iPod used to become updated on a different computer. How do I enable that new computer to update that iPod as well as an iTouch you ask?

Right now your songs on it show up "greyed out" and you can't edit or move them around. You have iTunes on this computer but can only update your iTouch on it. If you are transferring that iPod from one computer to another that runs same operating system ie. from Windows to Windows then it shouldn't be too tough a process.

iPod Multiple Computers

If you are trying to transfer that iPod from different operating systems ie. from Windows to Mac then that will be more difficult. I'm not exactly sure if you just want to move that device and sync or transfer files from that iPod to that different computer, so please read Apple's using iPod with multiple computers article. You can manually add items to your Apple iPod and or iTouch.

If you can't manually add items to your Apple device, then there are some additional steps required. Hopefully, you are now able to use your ipod with multiple computers.

LCD Display Problem – Is Your Laptop LCD Screen Not Working?

LCD Display Problem

Is your laptop's screen pixels broken up like a bad signal? You shut off and tried to restart that laptop and screen is green with pixels looking messed up like a bad TV reception on satellite TV. You can hardly see desktop icons or wallpaper.

You can try powering off that laptop and reseating a battery. Power it back on. You can also try to use that laptop without a battery and just an AC Adapter.

If there is no display with that laptop's LCD and when you hook up to an external monitor to a VGA connection, then you might want to make sure you didn't accidentally turn down LCD brightness. Make sure you didn't accidentally hit a function key that would turn off that display entirely or put that laptop into a different mode ie. a sleep mode. Does that screen look similar or same when hooking it up to an external monitor?

If you didn't accidentally change any LCD settings then it might be a hardware issue with that laptops video card. If your computer is fairly new, HP/Compaq should repair or replace it with their depot service. It sounds like to me either that LCD screen, LCD inverter board, or Video Card is malfunctioning.

LCD Display Problem

I usually hook up laptops directly to an external monitor to troubleshoot quickest. Make sure when hooking up to an external monitor to use a FN function key with correct key on that laptop keyboard to make a video display show up on your monitor and not that laptops LCD. If that picture on that external monitor looks normal then it is a problem with your laptop LCD.

If a picture on that external monitor is terrible or non existant then it is an issue with your video card or video drivers. You can check out this notebook display problems page from Compaq. Ok great you can at least use an external monitor for now.

That laptop video card is fine then. Can you follow some troubleshooting steps from following laptop repair help article. Your laptops video card is fine so just worry about those steps about your laptop screen.

If it resembles any of sections where that LCD screen needed replacement, then I'm afraid you need that lcd screen and or inverter replaced on your laptop. At least it works on an external monitor for now. These tips were written for a Compaq Presario C762NR Notebook PC, but can certainly be used as a basis to troubleshoot laptop LCD problems on other brands and model notebooks and laptop computers.

Microsoft 7 – Can’t Connect to Wireless Network on Windows 7?

Microsoft 7

Have you just upgraded from Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium? Can't connect to your wireless network now? You managed wireless networks to make sure that your network key was correct.

That wireless network is showing up, just not connecting. You can try to connect to your wireless network without a hidden SSID. Windows 7 has trouble connecting at first.

Try to either broadcast your SSID, or if you really want to keep that SSID non-broadcasting then try this:

Turn on Broadcasting, discover a network, enter your key paraphrase and connect. Next, turn off that SSID broadcast. You might want to change security from WPA to WEP or whatever you have set.

Microsoft 7

You could also set it to not secured for testing. Try to connect to it without security first then change that security mode and then finally create even a new password for it. Turn on broadcasting, discover that network, enter your key paraphrase and connect.

Next, turn off that SSID broadcast. If that doesn't resolve your issue, please let me know what error messages you are receiving if any. You could also try a different wireless channel.

Resetting your wireless router after making any changes is also recommended.

Canopus Edius Pro 4 – How to Flip Clips Horizontally In Edius

Canopus Edius Pro 4

Can Edius flip clips, so that actors look left to right instead of right to left you ask? Is there any editing software that can? I think you can with a mirror video filter.

You can flip video clips horizontally with both Edius 3.61 and 4. Just drag that mirror filter from video effects box on to your clip in that time line. Double click on that little mirror icon that shows up in an information box.

You will see that a horizontal flipping needs to be checked to enable it. These instructions were for Edius 3.61 but will work for Edius 4.

Canopus Edius Pro 4

Mail Windows Live – How to Reset Windows Live Mail Password

Mail Windows Live

You can not sign in to Windows Live mail with a password given to you. You need another password so that you can open your old e-mail. You may have lost all your e-mail addresses with Windows Live mail.

You can try to sign in to your mail windows live account via a web based interface. If you still have your wrong password then click on a "Can't Access Your Account?" link. Hopefully, you will be able to reset your password and then be able to access your windows live email account from your desktop client.

You will have three options to choose from:

* I forgot my password
* I know my password, but can't sign in
* I think someone else is using my Microsoft account

You will need to select one of these options and then click "Next". A first option is "I forgot my password". To get back into your account they can help you reset your password and security info.

First, you will need to enter your Microsoft account and some captcha characters shown. Then you will click "Next" to proceed. A second option you can select is "I know my password, but can't sign in".

Mail Windows Live

Make sure to enter in your exact email address ie. and then click "Next". You will need to enter your Microsoft account and some captcha characters shown and click "Next". A third option you can select is "I think someone else is using my Microsoft account".

You can optionally select from a drop down list a reason you think someone is using your account. Either click "Next" or select an optional reason and then click "Next".

Options available are:

* Someone else is sending email from my account
* I see unusual sign-ins on my recent activity page
* Someone told me that my account has been hacked
* Purchases are showing up on my account that I did not authorize
* Other (please explain)

Once again you will need to enter your Microsoft account and some captcha characters shown. Hopefully, you will now be able to access your windows live mail account.

Canon Pixma IP1600 Inkjet Printer – Get Printing on Windows 7

Canon Pixma IP1600 Inkjet Printer

You have a Canon Pima IP 1600. You got a new computer and can't find CD to load that printer for use. Can you download what you need to use your printer again?

You don't know exactly what you have to download to get your old printer to work with your new computer. You can't find that disc for your Canon Pixma IP 1600 printer. That Windows 7 printer driver for your Canon Pixma 1600 printer is provided by Windows update.

Simply connect your printer to your computer, and then power that printer on. A driver will be installed automatically as long as your computer is connected to the Internet. You can also download and install some utilities for Canon Pixma IP1600 Software depending on your printer model.

Have you downloaded and installed supporting software for your printer? If not you can download that Canon supporting software. Choose "Printers" obviously under 1 "Select Category" then "PIXMA iP Series" under 2 "Select product type". Choose your exact printer model under 3 "Select model".

Canon Pixma IP1600 Inkjet Printer

You may receive an error in that printer box after installing that software. Also, it popped up saying printer not activated with an error code -20. You can try rebooting your computer into Windows safe mode.

After your computer BIOS displays press your F8 key then in that menu please choose "Safe mode with networking support". See if that error still exists. If it clears up then please reboot that computer in normal mode and see if you are still receiving that error message.

You could also make sure to log into Windows 7 with an administrator account so that those drivers get properly installed and then log back in with a normal user account. These instructions were written for a Canon Pima IP 1600 inkjet printer connected to a computer running Microsoft Windows 7.