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Forum: General Discussion 06 Feb 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,356
Posted By rowanbradley
I have discovered that, as someone suggested in a...

I have discovered that, as someone suggested in a related thread, if I quit Explorer using Task Manager and then run Explorer again, all the problems temporarily disappear and things work properly....
Forum: General Discussion 06 Feb 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,356
Posted By rowanbradley
Thanks for your suggestions. I have already...

Thanks for your suggestions.

I have already restored to a restore point before which I'm pretty sure the system was working correctly. It didn't fix the problem.

Also, loss of environment...
Forum: General Discussion 05 Feb 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,356
Posted By rowanbradley
%WINDIR% not working

For the last two days something has got corrupted in my system (Windows 7 Pro 64 bit).
All of the shortcuts to Notepad, Paint, Explorer etc. in my Quick Start bar have lost their icons. When I click...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 09 Dec 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By rowanbradley
Surely any decent operating system ought to...

Surely any decent operating system ought to protect the user from this sort of slow and irreversible deterioration? I cannot believe that it is really necessary to reinstall the OS and all the...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 08 Dec 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By rowanbradley
Thanks for your reply, pebbly, but I know enough...

Thanks for your reply, pebbly, but I know enough to know that that is not what defragging the disk does. Removing files which are no longer needed because the application that used them has been...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 08 Dec 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By rowanbradley
Thanks for your reply. My problem in...

Thanks for your reply.

My problem in general is that after I buy a new laptop, Windows gets slower and slower over the following months and years until the computer is more or less unusable....
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 08 Dec 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By rowanbradley
Recommended utility to fix and speed up Windows

Hi,

Can you recommend a utility for dealing with all the errors and junk that build up in Windows over time, using up memory, disk space and slowing everything down?

Most of all I want...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 20 Nov 2013
Replies: 13
Views: 901
Posted By rowanbradley
Windows goes into Incredibly Slow mode

My Windows 7 PC quite often slows down to a geriatric snail's pace. In this state the mouse pointer lags several seconds behind what my mouse is telling it to do (which makes positioning the mouse...
Forum: General Discussion 25 Jun 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,958
Posted By rowanbradley
Can't rename folder because it's open

In Windows 7 when I try to rename a folder I quite often get the error:

http://www.sevenforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=273974&stc=1&d=1372157427

I can't find any file or folder that...
Forum: Sound & Audio 22 Jun 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 778
Posted By rowanbradley
Thanks for your suggestion. Actually my "headset"...

Thanks for your suggestion. Actually my "headset" is a Nokia LPS-5 which links to my hearing aids, so nothing here is precisely relevant. I imagine that the LPS-5 works exactly like a normal...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 21 Jun 2013
Replies: 0
Views: 398
Posted By rowanbradley
Another Bluetooth Headset question

I my Bluetooth headset is already connected to a different computer or mobile phone, presumably my Windows 7 PC can't find it or connect to it?

If I disconnect it from my phone (by disabling...
Forum: Sound & Audio 21 Jun 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 778
Posted By rowanbradley
How do Bluetooth Headsets work?

I'm trying to connect my Bluetooth headset to a Windows 7 PC so that I can receive and make Skype calls. The headset seems to have successfully paired with and connected with the PC, but I can't get...
Forum: Network & Sharing 30 May 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 564
Posted By rowanbradley
Yes, I will try this next time I am in an area...

Yes, I will try this next time I am in an area with a mobile signal. However, it seems to me that this might be slower, or use the battery on my phone more quickly than using Buetooth to connect from...
Forum: Network & Sharing 29 May 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 564
Posted By rowanbradley
Using bluetooth phone as modem

I would like to use my Huawei G300 Ascend Android smartphone to get internet access for my laptop when I'm not within range of a WiFi hotspot. Preferably I would like to do this wirelessly (via...
Forum: General Discussion 16 May 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 920
Posted By rowanbradley
I don't want to search file contents

It seems that I am the only person in the world who wants this, but in nearly all circumstances, I find it a nuisance that Windows Explorer searches in the contents of all files, even if it's...
Forum: Network & Sharing 07 Jun 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,250
Posted By rowanbradley
No, those are just straightforward "how to...

No, those are just straightforward "how to install a network printer" articles. My question is more complex, and concerns what happens if the server and the client are running different versions of...
Forum: Network & Sharing 01 Jun 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,250
Posted By rowanbradley
Network Printers and Drivers

Can someone educate me on how network printers work in Windows?

Is there only one way of setting these up, or several ways?
Do I have to have a driver for the specific printer on the client?...
Forum: Network & Sharing 03 Mar 2012
Replies: 0
Views: 783
Posted By rowanbradley
Web storage of files wth file locking

I need a way of accessing files (in particular Microsoft Project files) stored in an Internet location from several computers running windows XP, Vista and seven. If one person has the file open for...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 25 Jan 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,709
Posted By rowanbradley
What tells you that it's not installed...

What tells you that it's not installed successfully? The system control panel (see below) shows it. How do I find out what actually happened during the SP1 installation, and how (if it didn't install...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 24 Jan 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,709
Posted By rowanbradley
Another BSOD

Here's another one, after all the checks and changes. This one had the message IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.

I guess I'd better start updating some of those drivers next. Is there any indication in the...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 22 Jan 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,709
Posted By rowanbradley
SP1 installed successfully

I believe I have now successfully installed SP1. We will see whether this has helped in due course...

Thanks - Rowan
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 22 Jan 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,709
Posted By rowanbradley
Data for Latest Crash

Here's the data for the most recent crash, last night.

I have now run SFC /SCANNOW and it reported "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations".

I have run MEMTEST86+...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 22 Jan 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,709
Posted By rowanbradley
This is very odd. As far as I know, I don't have...

This is very odd. As far as I know, I don't have any Norton or Symantec software installed, although I may have tried it at some point in this PC's history. There's nothing called Norton or Symantec...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 21 Jan 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,709
Posted By rowanbradley
Here are the files created by...

Here are the files created by Windows_NT6_BSOD_v3.03_jcgriff2_.exe and PERFMON.

I am not overclocking. This is a perfectly standard, unmodified Compaq 6710b notebook PC.

I have a recent...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 20 Jan 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,709
Posted By rowanbradley
Frequent BSODs, reboots and hangs

My computer, a 4-5 year old HP/Compaq 6710b notebook running Windows 7 Pro X86, has been suffering from more and more frequent BSODs (with a whole range of error names, or no name), instant reboots...
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