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#1 Kristen_S

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 04:40 PM

Okay, this is odd to me, but, I am, simply put, computer linguistically illiterate. So, if this is really no big deal, please, don't laugh at me. Or, simply laugh and don't tell me.

Anyway....

My is relatively reliable, and I have never had any health issues over it, but recently I have noticed that it has been acting a little quirky. For example:
I had typed a text file, in MS Word titled "Copy and Paste", mind you, and when I typed my title, it saved a copy, but somehow another file of the similar name "~$py and Paste" was located in the same area. Ever since this odd little file showed up, my computer has randomly shut down, opened MS Word, caused problems with opening the internet, so on and so forth. So what I did was I contacted Help and Support and after a long winded phone call, and a few other computer related magic tricks, it all boiled down to shredding this file using McAfee Shredder. Unfortunately this hasn't solved the problem, and my compy is still comitted to irritating me to no end. If anyone knows of any reason why it does this or, even better, ways to fix it, please, I'm desperate. I've got a novel to work on, and this sillyness is not helping. Seriously. Thirty pages of work. Gone. If you have any idea of how sick I felt, you'd vomit too. :thumbsup:

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 05:09 PM

I'm not all that experienced with MS Office, but until others come along. Has Office been fully updated? Here's a link that offers some troubleshooting tips
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/826864
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Posted 15 September 2007 - 08:37 AM

Nothing to laugh about - it's a common problem. Typically the file starting with the tilde (~) is a temporary copy that wasn't deleted when it should have been. Many things can cause this - but I doubt that this is the cause of your problems.

But, problems with the Office suite can cause issues - so I'd recommend running the repair that's usually located under the Help menu (and visit the update site as garmanma advised). If that doesn't fix things, I'd first suggest running these free, online scans:

http://safety.live.com
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#4 Kristen_S

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 08:34 PM

Well thank you for the help, but now i've run into bigger problems.

I've gotten the blue screen of death message at least 3 times this week.
I have no idea what is wrong.
My compy hates me.

Edited by Kristen_S, 18 September 2007 - 08:35 PM.


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Posted 18 September 2007 - 10:56 PM

Hi Kristen_S. Please list the complete text of the blue screen message.




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