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Forum: News 28 Aug 2014
Replies: 81
Views: 7,994
Posted By GranPaSmurf
The fault is the fonts

Information that came out yesterday makes sense. Adobe or Bitstream fonts loaded outside the 'fonts' folder of Windows are the culprit. In my case it probably was Adobe Photoshop that loads fonts in...
Forum: News 27 Aug 2014
Replies: 81
Views: 7,994
Posted By GranPaSmurf
Thanks for the info. Being just an end user, I...

Thanks for the info. Being just an end user, I can't understand any of it. So I guess it will trickle down, right? Also, it seems MS says they have fixed the issue when they pulled the update. As for...
Forum: News 27 Aug 2014
Replies: 81
Views: 7,994
Posted By GranPaSmurf
Sorry for being away from the forum for a few...

Sorry for being away from the forum for a few days. FYI both my machines are laptops. I don't think it has much to do with being junked up with stuff. My 5 year old Lenovo has lots of stuff, graphics...
Forum: News 17 Aug 2014
Replies: 81
Views: 7,994
Posted By GranPaSmurf
thanks

Now I have a direction to work...
I will post again when I have worked through this.
Forum: News 17 Aug 2014
Replies: 81
Views: 7,994
Posted By GranPaSmurf
2 Win 7 machines killed by update, 1 OK

Wednesday my grandson brought his laptop to me, Win 7 would not start and went to ' startup repair' program. However no repair worked. When I tried to go to a restore point, the only one there...
Forum: Themes and Styles 20 Apr 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 1,372
Posted By GranPaSmurf
I solved the problem of screensaver not running....

I solved the problem of screensaver not running. I deleted a 'gadget' that was keeping screen active.
I still want to know where Bing puts images to repopulate the 'themes'...
Forum: Themes and Styles 26 Feb 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 1,372
Posted By GranPaSmurf
screensavers not doing what I want

BACKGROUND
I have 3 computers here on my desk, linked with Synergy:

TOP- Win 7, Home Premium
CENTER - Linux Kubuntu 13.10 - Synergy server
LEFT - Laptop, Win 7 Home Premium

WHAT I WANT...
Forum: Network & Sharing 12 Aug 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 3,840
Posted By GranPaSmurf
New Linux computer will not show in my network

I just got a Linux box up and running. Kubuntu 12.1. It has internet connection and my router shows the machine. Windows 7 Network does not show it.

Attached are IPCONFIG and info from Linksys...
Forum: Network & Sharing 18 Jul 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 763
Posted By GranPaSmurf
How can I get rid of old network drive 'shares'?

I inherited a Win 7 PC that is now working well in my network. However it was mapped to 4 network drives in its earlier enviornment. Now on every startup Win 7 dutifully reports to me "could not...
Forum: General Discussion 13 May 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 936
Posted By GranPaSmurf
Reset Windows 2000 password?

Sorry if this is the wrong forum, but since it is a question about Win 2k, I thought I should start here. If a forum administrator moves this thread, that's a good thing.
I am trying to help a...
Forum: General Discussion 13 May 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,208
Posted By GranPaSmurf
As mentioned above, I ALWAYS log out of my online...

As mentioned above, I ALWAYS log out of my online banking sites.
I use LastPass and allow it to create long & strong passwords and I set them to force a new one every 30 days.
as for...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 22 Apr 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1,232
Posted By GranPaSmurf
BSOD - unable to do new install Win 7 on new SATA

Using Tyan K8W Thunder s2885 in rack mount case. The board is over 10 years old. Dual AMD Opteron 250 processors, 64 bit. RAM 8 Gb. ATI Radion HD 3650, AGP. There is only the video card, driving a...
Forum: Network & Sharing 21 Feb 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 5,072
Posted By GranPaSmurf
add a network drive to 'Libraries?'

recently moved a 1 Tb drive off my main computer and set it up as USB external drive on my Linksys E4200 router.
I would like to add a folder on this drive to my 'pictures' library in Win 7....
Forum: Graphic Cards 28 Nov 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2,000
Posted By GranPaSmurf
Good ideas both, Thanks Ivan and Roderunner. I...

Good ideas both, Thanks Ivan and Roderunner. I will post results
Forum: Graphic Cards 26 Nov 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2,000
Posted By GranPaSmurf
nVidia 7300 gives black screens, Win7 will not load

Windows 7 Professional-64 bit, SP 1
nVidia GeForce 6200 - 256 DDR2 Driver 285.62
TYAN S2885 Thunder K8W
Dual processors: AMD Opteron 246 (2P) SledgeHammer 0.13um Technology
RAM: 8.0GB...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 31 Oct 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 13,568
Posted By GranPaSmurf
Thanks to all! Turns out I have both. The...

Thanks to all!
Turns out I have both. The desktop icon opened the 32 bit but I started the 64 bit from its .exe and it runs, verified it with a look at the Help/About. I placed an icon on my taskbar...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 31 Oct 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 13,568
Posted By GranPaSmurf
How can I tell if IE 9 is 64 bit?

I have 64 bit machine and Win7 64. I have been trying Firefox Nightly 64 bit and decided to install IE 9 64 bit. I downloaded the 64 bit IE9.
The installer tells me I have a newer IE9 installed...
Forum: Graphic Cards 19 Jul 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,336
Posted By GranPaSmurf
Sorry for the long delay. I followed all the...

Sorry for the long delay. I followed all the suggestions and still have the 'Error in C:\Windows\system32\nvsvc64.dll Missing entry: nvsvcStart' problem. the sfc scan found no errors.
In the...
Forum: Graphic Cards 28 Jun 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,336
Posted By GranPaSmurf
Wishmaster, Thanks for your patient & thorough...

Wishmaster,
Thanks for your patient & thorough reply. It may take a few days before I reply, since the virus removal is taking days and days. I started the sfc scan on another computer just to learn...
Forum: Graphic Cards 27 Jun 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,336
Posted By GranPaSmurf
If I understand you correctly, don't worry about...

If I understand you correctly, don't worry about this until malware cleared up, right?
then do a sfc scan. I don't know what an sfc scan is.
got latest drivers over and over, with anti-malware...
Forum: Graphic Cards 27 Jun 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,336
Posted By GranPaSmurf
nagging NVIDIA error messages

error in c:\windows\system32\nvmctray.dll Missing entry:nvtaskbarinit
error in c:\windows\system32\nvsvc64.dll Missing entry:nvsvcstart

I uninstalled driver, opened in safe mode, downloaded...
Forum: General Discussion 27 Jan 2011
Replies: 24
Views: 52,780
Posted By GranPaSmurf
I understand

I understand your instruction and thank you for it. I bumped your rep, but I stand by my rant.
Forum: General Discussion 27 Jan 2011
Replies: 24
Views: 52,780
Posted By GranPaSmurf
OK, I got mine fixed after learning more than I...

OK, I got mine fixed after learning more than I ever wanted to know about permissions, ownership and security in general. More than I ever needed to know before Win 7!
It is my data, in my folder,...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 20 Nov 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,388
Posted By GranPaSmurf
Richard, Thanks for the direction. Who woulda'...

Richard,
Thanks for the direction. Who woulda' thought it would take the rest of the day and into the night to update a graphics driver? I finally had to go to Safe Mode, remove all of Nvidia's...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 19 Nov 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,388
Posted By GranPaSmurf
Restarts in about 10 min - Win7 64 Pro

it self-restarts whether idle or in use.
Win 7 64 Professional, re-installed a couple of weeks ago with KarlSnooks help, I never got it quite right on my own. Hardware, old. Tyan Thunder K8W...
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