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Forum: General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By markg2
Thanks Maxie--1st solution on QB support list...

Thanks Maxie--1st solution on QB support list worked like a charm.

Mark
Forum: General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By markg2
Quickbooks backing up data as read only

This problem is new with the same software.

QB is now writing the data file as read only to the CD drive using QB internal backup. You cannot uncheck the 'properties' flag without getting an OS...
Forum: General Discussion 19 Sep 2014
Replies: 0
Views: 191
Posted By markg2
Fine tune Windows Explorer 'target open location'

2 problems:

1. I've inserted my preferred path (my documents) into the properties target box. File explorer now opens correctly to the location but the highlighted location is at the bottom of the...
Forum: System Security 23 Jul 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,050
Posted By markg2
Do you know if Acronis will pick up where it left...

Do you know if Acronis will pick up where it left off (or start a new validation) once the machine boots up?
Forum: System Security 22 Jul 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,050
Posted By markg2
Yes

Yes
Forum: System Security 22 Jul 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,050
Posted By markg2
Is this a real Windows statement?

Anecdotally I believe the following is the result of malware since after running ADWcleaner the problem is gone. But I want to be sure.

The problem appears when rebooting. Before the blue screen...
Forum: System Security 13 Jul 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 801
Posted By markg2
ADWCleaner results--over zealous?

I managed to acquire some malware that replaces the browser homepage and adds an undesirable search. After no luck with Malwarebytes, N360 and Spybot, I downloaded ADWCleaner which found not only...
Forum: Network & Sharing 10 Jun 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By markg2
Her laptop is Win8, my laptop and her desktop are...

Her laptop is Win8, my laptop and her desktop are Win7

Just to be clear--

Since the 'password' is required going from her desktop to her laptop AND since her desktop is not part of a homegroup...
Forum: Network & Sharing 08 Jun 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By markg2
Password problem

An 'IT' guy did some work at the house. Before he started, my laptop and my wife's desktop were happily in a homegroup. IT guy introduced a newly configured additional laptop for my wife. In the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 06 Jun 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 385
Posted By markg2
Determining external CD/DVD drive compatibility?

Existing 2011 PowerSpec computer now running XP that will be upgraded to Win7 in the next few months.

The CD/DVD drive has become flaky (finicky on which media it will read including media...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 26 Mar 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By markg2
In the meantime I figured that the solution was...

In the meantime I figured that the solution was talking to the business side vs. consumer even though the machine is not high end. I'm finding success. Btw, your hamburger looks damn good ;-)!
Forum: Hardware & Devices 26 Mar 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By markg2
Purchasing inexpensive laptop?

I need to purchase a 3rd machine for my wife that will not have the heavy use of her office and home Win7 desktops. That would mainly be used at meetings for spreadsheet, Word, Quickbooks and mail....
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 18 Mar 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By markg2
I thought by now by right click would have become...

I thought by now by right click would have become automatic. Thanks.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 18 Mar 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By markg2
Good reference--I changed to drive's policy to...

Good reference--I changed to drive's policy to enable the constant read/write and will hold off pending results.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 18 Mar 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By markg2
A wandering external drive

I have a 2T external USB drive connected to my wife's Win7 machine.

The drive has developed the habit of disappearing from explorer requiring either a physical disconnect/reconnect of the USB...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 18 Mar 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By markg2
Kill off annoying 'updates ready' notification?

There are a number of updates that are either not applicable or not wanted that I remove the check in the check-off box when I install.

However, there appears to be no way to 'hide' or 'remove'...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 17 Feb 2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,709
Posted By markg2
The Bootrec /scanos reports essentially the same...

The Bootrec /scanos reports essentially the same information as did bootrec /RebuildBcd: Total identified Windows installation=0, Operation completed successfully.

It's possible that the clue to...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 16 Feb 2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,709
Posted By markg2
To clarify-- I'm inclined to believe that I...

To clarify--

I'm inclined to believe that I fixed whatever problem lurked within the MBR. The problem that she was experiencing was a 'random' boot load failure. The boot stop seemed to be...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 15 Feb 2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,709
Posted By markg2
Results: bootrec /FixMbr-->Operation...

Results:

bootrec /FixMbr-->Operation completed successfully
bootrec /FixBoot-->Operation completed successfully

bootrec /RebuildBcd-->Total identified Windows installation=0, Operation...
Forum: Network & Sharing 07 Feb 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By markg2
Resolution

There was 1 other oddity (clue) that I discovered. When viewing the destination directory from my computer with explorer I was not seeing what I saw when viewing the same directory directly from her...
Forum: Network & Sharing 04 Feb 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By markg2
Yes, CHKDSK runs and is clear. I tried a...

Yes, CHKDSK runs and is clear.

I tried a straight copy using Teracopy--the same 2 files failed

Here is what's really odd--the 3rd file in the batch from the same source directory to the same...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 31 Jan 2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,709
Posted By markg2
I followed through Andrew's link and sort of come...

I followed through Andrew's link and sort of come back to a tangent of my initial question.

Although, practically it may not be, browsing through the screens step by step the procedure conveys a...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 28 Jan 2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,709
Posted By markg2
Which MBR fix is correct?

My wife's computer periodically issues 'bootmgr is missing' on boot. I use an Acronis boot disk in those instances to successfully load Windows. Norton comes up clean and so does Malwarbytes. I ran...
Forum: Network & Sharing 23 Jan 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By markg2
Very strange 'Acess denied' behavior

After a recent successful in place upgrade of my Win7 64 machine to correct OS problems (earlier thread), I'm running into some really odd OS behavior pertaining to automated backups from my machine...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 14 Jan 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By markg2
Retrospective

First off--thanks to all the folks that helped with this thing. With the info thread links I had all the information I needed to get the job done.

My concept of repair was incorrect and more...
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