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Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By macnab
Your answer made me check a few things. And...

Your answer made me check a few things. And think.

I have 5 HDDs, a DVD writer and a set of SATA cables that hang out the box for quick plugging and unplugging the backup drives. (I have a backup...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By macnab
Why does Device Manager say my SATA HDD is SCSI

The particular HDD is a Samsung HD103SI. This is a SATA drive. It is connected with a SATA cable. My PC doesn't have any SCSI ports.

But Device Manager - Disk Drives lists it as SAMSUNG HD103SI...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By macnab
Don't know why I didn't look at Device Manager...

Don't know why I didn't look at Device Manager first. :o
Re-installing the driver worked, thanks.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By macnab
Windows only half sees my phone

Connected via USB. The phone says it is connected via USB. In Explorer, if I select Computer, I see Nokia Phone Browser together with all the other devices.
However, the Phone Browser doesn't do...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By macnab
The good news is that the problem is (sort of)...

The good news is that the problem is (sort of) solved.
I have successfully installed the latest download version of MSSE.
And it updated the definitions successfully.
Checking for updates showed...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By macnab
It was Access Denied! But it last updated at...

It was Access Denied!
But it last updated at 12:33.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By macnab
MBAM found nothing. CBS log attached. ...

MBAM found nothing.

CBS log attached.

EDIT: I see that the CBS file was not updated. Is this because TDSSKiller found nothing?
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By macnab
I don't have a COA as this is a built-up system. ...

I don't have a COA as this is a built-up system.

MGADiag results:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By macnab
No other AV ever installed. Uninstalled MSSE....

No other AV ever installed.
Uninstalled MSSE. Downloaded latest version.
It won't install - err 0x80070643.
This is the same error code given when trying the update.
I have been all over the...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By macnab
Update KB2965031 fails

This is for MSSE. Has been failing for weeks.
MSSE itself is happy.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 05 May 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 809
Posted By macnab
If that is the case, then why not on the laptop? ...

If that is the case, then why not on the laptop?

In more ways than one, why not the laptop.? What is the difference between the two machines that it doesn't happen on the laptop?
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 04 May 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 809
Posted By macnab
I have created a folder called Shortcuts with a...

I have created a folder called Shortcuts with a bunch of suitably named sub-folders. I have shortcuts to these on the desktop. I have put most of desktop shortcuts into these folders.

I now have...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 04 May 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 809
Posted By macnab
They are all shortcuts to programs, not data...

They are all shortcuts to programs, not data files.

I do a lot of different things and to have to keep going through the start menu to get to an app is a pain. And it is hopelessly too many for...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 30 Apr 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 809
Posted By macnab
Boot time Windows draws Deskop twice

When I boot up, very often, if not most of the time, even though the icons are all drawn correctly on my Desktop, Windows draws them all again, after making all of them white.

This is very time...
Forum: System Security 01 Apr 2014
Replies: 0
Views: 661
Posted By macnab
Sandbixie AND Timefreeze

Does it make sense to test something in Sandbpxie with Timefreeze on?
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 30 Mar 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By macnab
Used Partition Wizard to remove the drive letter...

Used Partition Wizard to remove the drive letter and it worked.
Thanks
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 30 Mar 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By macnab
"Unsee" System Reserved in Explorer

This used to not show in Windows Explorer,
I have since attempted a "Repair Install" (failed), then got MBAM working, and cleaned the system.
Used a couple of other apps (including MSSE) and they...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 29 Mar 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,045
Posted By macnab
Emisoft found nothing. Good. :D That list will...

Emisoft found nothing. Good. :D
That list will take some going through!!
While I was busy, fixed the "Ordinal 469 not located" error.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 29 Mar 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,045
Posted By macnab
When I say I downloaded the other 2 I mean SAS...

When I say I downloaded the other 2 I mean SAS and AdwCleaner. They didn't find anything bad.

The Emisoft package looks useful.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 29 Mar 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,045
Posted By macnab
Have been using CCleaner for years. Downloaded...

Have been using CCleaner for years.
Downloaded the other 2.
Even with full scan only found the usual tracking software, and even "good" sites often have these.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 29 Mar 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,045
Posted By macnab
My problem with the system was an infection. Got...

My problem with the system was an infection. Got MBAM working, with help, and cleaned system. Now OK. No need for repair install.

Maybe mitchman333 acn try the steps.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 27 Mar 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By macnab
Without feedback we would have no answers. ...

Without feedback we would have no answers.
Without the forum supporters we would have no support.
My thanks go out to ALL supporters of ALL forums of ALL software EVERYWHERE.
I BELIEVE in support...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 27 Mar 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,045
Posted By macnab
Repair Install gets stuck

It gets to 18% of expanding Windows file.
Then the status message alternates between progress and "Windows needs to restart your computer."
Does not restart.

EDIT: Had malware that prevented...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 27 Mar 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By macnab
System Repair could not start

64 bit.
Can create a restore point, just can't access them.
Have tried switching restore off and then on again, doesn't help.

Having trouble with Repair Install, but will use another thread for...
Forum: Tutorials 23 Nov 2013
Replies: 152
Views: 215,536
Posted By macnab
You might like to add: 1) When changing the...

You might like to add:
1) When changing the boot device in the problem PC, make a note of the current boot device.
2) Final step, set the problem PC to boot from the original device.
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