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  • Why are there additional user accounts on my Windows XP machine?
  • My wireless card generates a "can't load procnics9x.dll error" - how do I fix it?
  • My virus scanner got rid of a virus, but now Windows complains it can't find it on start-up. How do I stop Windows from looking for it?
  • How do I change my MSN email address?
  • How do you connect two routers?
  • Everytime I sign on to AOL I get three XXX windows - how do I make them stop?
  • A few minutes after I connect my network connection properties change, and a strange phone number appears ...
  • Cidaemon.exe is slowing my machine down, is there anyway I can shut it off?

Why are there additional user accounts on my Windows XP machine? Well, it depends. Several applications actually do create additional user accounts when set up. Unfortunately there are several worms and viruses that will also set up user accounts to make your machine accessible to hackers. Without knowing specifically what accounts have been created, it's impossible to say which is which.

My wireless card generates a "can't load procnics9x.dll error" - how do I fix it? This is apparently a configuration problem with certain LinkSys wireless cards on Windows 9x. Broadband Reports has a discussion thread on the topic that has a couple of solutions.

My virus scanner got rid of a virus, but now Windows complains it can't find it on start-up. How to I stop Windows from looking for it? The anti-virus program removed the program, but not the start-up entry. This prior article on what runs at startup can help you identify and remove the offending entry.

How do I change my MSN email address? To the best of my knowledge, you can't. The best approach is to open a new account under the new name, and close the old one.

How do you connect two routers? It depends entirely on what you're trying to accomplish. For most simple installations ... you don't.

Everytime I sign on to AOL I get three XXX windows - how do I make them stop? This is a classic case of spyware (even though it might not be spying). Run a spyware tool such as SpyBot or AdAware and they should clean it up.

A few minutes after I connect my network connection properties change, ad a stange phone number appears... This was actually a much longer question, but it boils down to an application attempting to hijack or change your internet connection or dialup icons, typically attempting to get you to call a high-cost toll number. The answer here is also to run a spyware tool such as SpyBot or AdAware and they should clean it up.

Cidaemon.exe is slowing my machine down, is there anyway I can shut it off? Certainly. Turn off the content indexing service: right-click on My Computer, select Manage, click on Services, right click on Indexing Service, select Properties, press Stop, change the Startup Type to Manual, and press OK.

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Leo Leo A. Notenboom has been playing with computers since he was required to take a programming class in 1976. An 18 year career as a programmer at Microsoft soon followed. After "retiring" in 2001, Leo started Ask Leo! in 2003 as a place for answers to common computer and technical questions. More about Leo.

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40 Comments
M ASLAM
May 19, 2004 2:07 AM

hello, How can i change my email address from my computer. I have a freeserve eamil address in my internet exeplore , I want to change it to msn email address. I want to send and received my mail with msn email address. Thanks

Leo
May 19, 2004 5:16 PM

That depends on the email program you're using. If it's web based, just start using the MSN web interface. If you're using an email program, then you'd just configure the new account settings in the program.

stuart
June 26, 2004 5:29 AM

hi, someone knows my old email password and have changed it so i cannot log in to it. please could u tell me how to delete my old one please

Leo
June 26, 2004 9:43 AM

This article may help: http://ask-leo.com/archives/000265.html

Virginia Salerno
July 9, 2004 6:15 PM

My other computer is out of commission and
I just got a new one. I would like to use
my old 3-mail address. How would I set this
up?

Leo
July 10, 2004 3:26 PM

Just configure an email program on your new computer to use the email address.

karen
October 1, 2004 5:36 PM

How do I delete my aol email address?

Bill
October 5, 2004 6:47 AM

Is there a program like mail2web that I can use to get my email from msn Hot mail...

Bob Taylor
October 26, 2004 4:02 PM

I had to buy a new computer and I would like to stay with my old e-mail address and account on aol. How do I do it?

Bob Taylor
October 26, 2004 4:03 PM

I bought a new computer but was unable to access my old aol account. How do I contact aol about this problem?

monica
October 26, 2004 7:04 PM

k I have an msn email account that i dont want to change, but i wanna get a new one as i understand i have to sign under a new name and all of that, but i was wondering how to do that? plz wb thanx

Chris
October 27, 2004 9:36 PM

A website I have found that has alot of dll files and a good support forum is http://www.dlldump.com all files are free to download.

Chris

masri
October 31, 2004 9:51 AM

i have a laptop brand LEO,but the problem is i lost my reboot software.where i can find it?
the brand is DESIGNote6930.please help me or find other way to reboot it

Leo
October 31, 2004 8:19 PM

Rebooting doesn't take any additional software. Can you explain a little more what you're trying to do? Do you mean to rebuild your machine?

Danielle
November 2, 2004 8:09 AM

How do i delete my Aol account? (like my screen name and my account so when i try to sign on that one screen name, it won't let me use it) that's what i want to do.

Thank you so much!

DANA
November 12, 2004 1:27 PM

HOW DOMI DELETE AN ACCOUNT USERS NAME FROM APPEARING ON THE SCREEN WHEN THE COMPUTER IS TURNED ON

Lolita Diaz
February 8, 2005 2:28 PM

I can't find my account

RAYNE
February 22, 2005 4:44 AM

HOW DO I DELETE OTHER USER ACCOUNTS FROM THE SIGN ON SCREEN AND THEN ADD MINE.

RAYNE

Domenica
March 13, 2005 7:11 PM

okay i really need to know how to delete an aol accout and email...so taht if sum1...or i try to sign on it under aim or on aol.com it wont let me..i really need that...i hate those hackers...okay please help!!!

Patti
March 18, 2005 3:26 AM

I want to take off hamburgkathi from my accounts and no longer want her to have access to my account

Alana
April 7, 2005 6:28 PM

I go to sign on to msn but then i a little pop up comes up & it says "A newer version is avalibe. You must install the newer version in order to continue. Would you like to do this now"? And a click yes & it takes about 20minuets to download & then i go to sign in again & the pop up comes back again!! If any one knows what to do or hade the same problem could you guys please get back to me! Thanx. Alana
billabong_surfy_babe@yahoo.com.au

sherri
April 8, 2005 12:47 PM

hi i need to know how to get rid of an old aol screenname the last time it was used was in dec 2004 when my puter crashed since then aol had me go under hubbys account and now i have a new screenname. i tried to get help from aol but no luck. i did find it under member services so i know its still active but i no longer have use for it please help me get rid of it PLEASE

thank you sherri

Olivia
May 17, 2005 7:02 PM

Hey ever since we got highspeed i can't get on my msn it says there's a problem with my internet connection. How do i fix it?

tibi
May 23, 2005 5:23 AM

i want to get an email adress on msn but i don't know how to can you plaese give me some instructions on how to get one and how to add other peoples email adresses plaese i'm dying for one

tibi
May 23, 2005 5:23 AM

i want to get an email adress on msn but i don't know how to can you plaese give me some instructions on how to get one and how to add other peoples email adresses plaese i'm dying for one

ray ray
June 3, 2005 3:49 PM

could someone help me on how do i add someone to the front of the sign in so the dont have to go guest please help me someone befor i have to start the process over with aol

Leo
June 3, 2005 4:11 PM

I'm sorry but I don't understand your question.

laura
June 5, 2005 8:20 AM

how do i make a new account on msn messenger? as some one has changed my password and secret question so i can not change my password.

miriam
June 10, 2005 5:39 AM

how do i delete ma msn email

Leo
June 10, 2005 11:51 AM

This article: http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_delete_my_hotmail_account.html

Robert
June 17, 2005 8:57 PM

I go to sign on to msn but then i a little pop up comes up & it says "A newer version is avalibe. You must install the newer version in order to continue. Would you like to do this now"? And a click yes & it takes about 20minuets to download & then i go to sign in again & the pop up comes back again!! If any one knows what to do or hade the same problem could you guys please get back to me! Thanx.

ryan
June 19, 2005 8:37 AM

i dont no how to get msn every time i try to sighn in i do every thing it tell me but it said please try agian later then i tried later then it just said please try agian later then i did but it just does'nt work.

Leo
June 20, 2005 9:29 PM

This article would be a start:
http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_resolve_my_msn_hotmail_sign_in_problems.html

Lee
July 10, 2005 5:20 AM

Hi Leo...I am having trouble with my msn email ...everytime I email someone at aol I get an email saying the email has been delayed in being sent...no one seems to be able to help me...can you? Thanks so much
Lee

laure
August 15, 2005 9:46 AM

will u change me account 4 msn now i always get me own way so do it now

Erick
August 16, 2005 2:19 PM

my computer isnt letting me type on certain sites so i cant sign on to my email or other sites i am a part of and i cant seem to find any files that are doing this what should i do?

Tea
June 12, 2007 7:19 PM

People say that cidaemon.exe is the indexing service but how can that be? isn't cisvc.exe the file that does the indexing? (I checked the services thing to see if Cidaemon.exe is the indexing service, but i saw the other file instead)

NaToya
July 17, 2007 5:33 AM

It takes a while for my computer to come on. A lot of time goes to opening up unecessary stuff like yahoo messenger. How do I change what comes on at the startup of my computer.

Fred
August 4, 2007 5:13 AM

I keep kepping pop-ups from cidaemon. I have it disabled, an have my pop up blocker on, but they still keep coming up.

Mike Brailsford
October 14, 2007 8:27 AM

I had probelems with Cidaemon. All the so-called solutions with turning of indexing didn't work. I have removed google Desktop and it seems so far to have been successful.

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