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Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 Jun 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By piattj
Can you remove the graphics card (& drive your...

Can you remove the graphics card (& drive your screen from the in-built video connector on the MB...) ?

If that works fine for a few days, then perhaps another card is needed?
Forum: Browsers & Mail 21 Apr 2013
Replies: 0
Views: 499
Posted By piattj
Amazon.co.uk... re-ordering search list requires refresh?

I've noticed recently that when I try & re-order an item search list (eg change from 'Low to High price' to (eg) 'Average Customer Rating') it no longer re-orders automatically (as it has done...
Forum: Drivers 28 Mar 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2,067
Posted By piattj
So what I'm hearing is that ... there are some...

So what I'm hearing is that ... there are some laptops on which it is impossible to disable tapping. Clearly, since the common (eg Synaptics) drivers have that ability, so it must be something in the...
Forum: Drivers 28 Mar 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2,067
Posted By piattj
Well that leaves me wondering why if the person...

Well that leaves me wondering why if the person using the machine cannot use a mouse then how dose the touch pad get used?:confused:

I don't know of any "drivers' that will do what you want it to...
Forum: Drivers 27 Mar 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2,067
Posted By piattj
Nope...

Thanks but an external mouse is not an option.

I really need to find a driver that will allow me to disable tapping, yet still allow use of the touchpad & buttons.

Any pointers welcomed...
Forum: Drivers 27 Mar 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2,067
Posted By piattj
Driver that allows disabling tapping -Samsung 3 series laptop touchpad

HELP please... I have configured a Samsung laptop for a neighbour but can't turn off tapping, which I need to do to make the laptop usable for my neighbour, who is elderly.
The incumbent driver is...
Forum: General Discussion 16 Mar 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By piattj
Looking for new laptop for elderly neighbour

I've been looking after a neighbour's (Vista) Dell laptop but it's reaching the end of its useful life. I suggested she get a new laptop & she agrees. I think she'll be better off going from Vista to...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 14 Mar 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By piattj
That was my only conclusion as well... probably...

That was my only conclusion as well... probably the simplest way. Ta.
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 14 Mar 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By piattj
No thoughts, anyone?

No thoughts, anyone?
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 13 Mar 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By piattj
Prevent people interfering with laptop when running a video

Hi all

My wedding anniversary soon and, at a party, I want to run a DVD of our wedding ceremony on my (win 7) laptop so that guests can view it ...

Two questions:

1. How can I set it to run...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 21 Oct 2012
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By piattj
I am thinking that the battery is a red herring...

I am thinking that the battery is a red herring and the problem lies elsewhere, hence the need for more info...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 21 Oct 2012
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By piattj
It might be helpful to supply some more info: ...

It might be helpful to supply some more info:

1. System model / specification / OS version
2. Exact description of what happens when it "crashes". Any errors? Does the screen go blank? Any other...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 20 Oct 2012
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By piattj
I brought a HP Pavilion laptop (FIRST MISTAKE...)...

I brought a HP Pavilion laptop (FIRST MISTAKE...)
from ebay quite a while ago now, the only problem listed was that the battery didn't work. (NO COMEBACK ON EBAY... 'BATTERY DOESN'T WORK' IS A...
Forum: General Discussion 12 Sep 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,062
Posted By piattj
It's worth trying to get to safe mode... ...

It's worth trying to get to safe mode...

Apparently on some computers, F8 brings up the "Select boot device" menu that you described above and, if that happens, you need to hit Esc then keep...
Forum: General Discussion 12 Sep 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,062
Posted By piattj
try all options ... if you really can't start...

try all options ... if you really can't start windows you've not much to lose...

Also sometimes sfc /scannow needs to be run several times til it (perhaps) runs clean

I'm intrigued as to why...
Forum: General Discussion 12 Sep 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,062
Posted By piattj
Is this the screen you get? If you can't <f8> to...

Is this the screen you get? If you can't <f8> to start in safe mode to try resetting what you changed, then you could
1. try the startup repair, or
2. Restore to a point before you messed up the...
Forum: General Discussion 12 Sep 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,062
Posted By piattj
Can you not jump in by hitting <F8> during the...

Can you not jump in by hitting <F8> during the bootup before the repair screen appears?
Forum: General Discussion 12 Sep 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,062
Posted By piattj
Tried restarting in safe mode? If you can, then...

Tried restarting in safe mode? If you can, then re-enable disabled services / reset settings etc & reboot
Forum: Browsers & Mail 05 Sep 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,470
Posted By piattj
Next try

Tried using Google Chrome as browser. Got the same result.

So, one laptop, multiple browsers, multiple source addresses (tried at several houses so all different ISPs, IP addresses etc). Just this...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 04 Sep 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,470
Posted By piattj
I'm tempted to either: 1. Reset IE9 to...

I'm tempted to either:

1. Reset IE9 to default settings, or...
2. Install an alternative browser to see if the problem appears with that

Any other suggestions?

Thanks...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 04 Sep 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,470
Posted By piattj
HTTP 403 forbidden message on one (W7) laptop only

My friend is trying to access a particular website (youconvertit.com) but gets HTTP 403 errors (access forbidden) whenever he does. Other web activity is fine.

1. When I take MY laptop round to...
Forum: Software 09 Jul 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,257
Posted By piattj
The weird thing is that I've since reverted to...

The weird thing is that I've since reverted to using my account with admin privileges and it's all working OK again.

I started preparing to create & shift to a new account but tried my original...
Forum: Software 08 Jul 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,257
Posted By piattj
Thanks for the input. Nope, not messed with...

Thanks for the input.

Nope, not messed with the registry. Though I guess it could have got messed up some other way - through hw error, SW installs, just generally getting out of shape (gawd that...
Forum: Software 08 Jul 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,257
Posted By piattj
No ideas or troubleshooting tips? Really could do...

No ideas or troubleshooting tips? Really could do with your help here! I'm out of ideas...

Thx!
Forum: Software 07 Jul 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,257
Posted By piattj
updated info

UPDATE 1: The file association fix didn't fix it. Still same issue. I can occasionally launch one (eg Outlook) app but then nothing else launches. Often nothing will launch. So it's not hard & fast....
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