Happy Friday! The past couple weeks, I have presented back-to-back newsletter topics dealing with Windows 7. Now, it seems that everyone has a Windows 7 question. Each week I'm only able to present one Q&A, but we do, however, have the CNET Windows 7 forum, where you can post your questions and solicit advice and suggestions from your fellow community members. If you haven't done so already, please check it out.
Now let's see if we can help out Ted with his question regarding digital photo files on his external drive that are turning up with gray bars in them. Unfortunately, it seems that people need more information from you, including the format type of the files, and how you transferred your files and view them. Without some of that crucial info from you, members were only able to give you limited advice. Please join us in this week's discussion and reply to those asking for information.
Many members were still able to share some great advice to get you started, though. Some suggested that it could be the photo viewer you are using that's affecting the picture output, and others think the problem is a corrupt data file. The topic even sparked a bit of debates between members as to what the cause could be, so be sure to tune in to the conversation. Thanks everyone who has contributed to the discussion. And as a reminder: always back up your files so that situations like these are kept to a minimum. Have a great weekend folks!
Digital photos stored on external drive have gray bars on them, help!
Some of my digital pictures that have been stored on an
external hard drive since 2002-2003 have gray bars on them.
The gray bars differ in size, from 1/3 to 1/2 coverage of the
picture, usually from bottom to top. There are also some
digital pictures that have "split", whereas the top part of
the picture is not in line with the bottom half. Again,
these digital pictures have been stored on a external hard
drive for 7-8 years. I first noticed this problem about two
years ago. The current external drive is about one year old.
All of the problem pictures were shot from a Minolta 4
megapixel digital camera purchased in May 2002. Sorry I do
not know the model number. I thank CNET for considering my
issue for feedback of possibly resolving the problem. Thank
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Featured member solutions for last week's question:
This completely takes over my PC and virtually brings it to a non-useful condition. Can anyone please tell me what can be done to help me safely bring the amount of processes down as I don't believe that all 63 are needed? Many thanks and kind regards.
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Patrick N., London, United Kingdom
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