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Forum: BSOD Help and Support 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
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Posted By martinlest
DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE 0x0000009f

Hi,

I only ever get this BSOD when I run a backup to a Toshiba 1TB external USB drive. The script is set to shut down the PC when it has finished backing up. Mostly that works fine, but, maybe 20%...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 11 Jul 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 374
Posted By martinlest
I ran a full backup yesterday, with auto-shutdown...

I ran a full backup yesterday, with auto-shutdown and no BSOD, but I'll wait a while yet before I conclude this is fixed. Thanks.
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 10 Jul 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 374
Posted By martinlest
That figures - I have had no end of problems with...

That figures - I have had no end of problems with the Saitek X52 (game controller/joystick) attached to my PC - the software has caused a lot of issues (which Saitek/MadCatz have been quite...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 10 Jul 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 374
Posted By martinlest
Hi - yes, have a good holiday! Log attached....

Hi - yes, have a good holiday!

Log attached. Thanks

Martin
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 10 Jul 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 374
Posted By martinlest
Oh, right Josh - yes, I was stupidly thinking I...

Oh, right Josh - yes, I was stupidly thinking I needed to reinstall a 3rd. party driver for some reason.. So anyway, I uninstalled the drive, unplugged it and restarted the PC (the PC wouldn't shut...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 10 Jul 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 374
Posted By martinlest
Yes - I need to test whether this happens if I...

Yes - I need to test whether this happens if I use a different external HDD (it's one I bought, not a 'home-made' one, Toshiba I think, but not sure as I write this).

Which driver would I need to...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 10 Jul 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 374
Posted By martinlest
BSOD when PC shuts down with USB HDD attached

For some years I have used an external HDD (USB) as a backup device, and wrote a script which, when backing up is complete, shuts down the PC. This has worked for at least five years without a hitch....
Forum: General Discussion 06 Jul 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 589
Posted By martinlest
Quick Launch - Icon background colour

Could anyone tell me why, when I create a shortcut in my Quick Launch toolbar (which I use a lot) and choose an icon, the background to the icon is automatically coloured in black? This doesn't...
Forum: General Discussion 23 Jun 2016
Replies: 92
Views: 5,679
Posted By martinlest
Though I do like Windows 7 a lot, I kind of...

Though I do like Windows 7 a lot, I kind of regret leaving Windows XP - at least for my gaming PC. I mostly run MS Flight Simulator and certain addons only work with XP, not with later versions of...
Forum: General Discussion 23 Jun 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 950
Posted By martinlest
Looks as if wild cards aren't accepted in reg...

Looks as if wild cards aren't accepted in reg files. The issue is that the PID values in the sub-keys may change over time. I suppose the easiest way is for me to monitor what appears and just add...
Forum: General Discussion 22 Jun 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 838
Posted By martinlest
OK, thanks, I have it plugged in via a USB hub.....

OK, thanks, I have it plugged in via a USB hub.. I could try plugging it in directly, but this is on a laptop and I only have two USB ports, one 3.0 and one 2.0 (I use the latter for the mouse). It...
Forum: General Discussion 22 Jun 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 838
Posted By martinlest
:-) No, it's set to double-click

:-) No, it's set to double-click
Forum: General Discussion 22 Jun 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 950
Posted By martinlest
Wild cards in registry .reg file?

Hi. I want certain keys in the registry to be deleted automatically, if present, at every boot. So I made a very simple batch script to run an .reg file. The .reg file is:

Windows Registry...
Forum: General Discussion 21 Jun 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 838
Posted By martinlest
Tried that..

Tried that..
Forum: General Discussion 20 Jun 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 838
Posted By martinlest
Hi, It is set less than half-way but I'll...

Hi,

It is set less than half-way but I'll slow it down more. Odd, the setting hasn't changed, but the problem started recently. Will post again if this doesn't help.

Thanks.
Forum: General Discussion 20 Jun 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 838
Posted By martinlest
How to prevent mouse from selecting text?

Over the past week or two I find that when I try to place the mouse cursor at a certain point in a text, the word, or sometimes whole line, is highlighted; not every time, but often. In open windows,...
Forum: General Discussion 13 Apr 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By martinlest
I'll work through the steps in the link.. for now...

I'll work through the steps in the link.. for now the shortcuts all have icons; the problem comes and goes, oddly. Thanks.
Forum: General Discussion 12 Apr 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By martinlest
No, I don't run any programmes like that. ...

No, I don't run any programmes like that.

The shortcuts show OK on the public desktop.
Forum: General Discussion 12 Apr 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By martinlest
The Properties window shows the correct icon in...

The Properties window shows the correct icon in the upper left-hand corner. 'Open File Location' goes to the right file in the right folder and 'Change Icon' shows the correct exe file & icon and...
Forum: General Discussion 12 Apr 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By martinlest
Er, no, I don't think so. Optimising what...

Er, no, I don't think so. Optimising what exactly? What sort of programmes did you have in mind? In any case, I haven't installed anything new recently and the shortcut issue only started last week....
Forum: General Discussion 11 Apr 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By martinlest
No, indeed. In any case, if I go to the...

No, indeed.

In any case, if I go to the original .exe file and create another shortcut, the icon disappears the moment I move it to the desktop..

M.
Forum: General Discussion 11 Apr 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By martinlest
Desktop shortcuts with no icon image

A number of shortcuts on my desktop (always the same few, I don't know what they have in common) are appearing without their associated icon image. I tried rebuilding the icon cache, based on the...
Forum: General Discussion 09 Apr 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 573
Posted By martinlest
It's OK - I realised why this was happening. A...

It's OK - I realised why this was happening. A backup programme was copying across a desktop.ini file to the folder.. :o
Forum: General Discussion 03 Apr 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 573
Posted By martinlest
Can't rename folder

I have three folders for backup on an external HDD: 'C Drive', 'D Drive' and 'E Drive'. Every time I go back to the HDD the folder 'E Drive' has been renamed 'My Documents' and the icon has changed...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 23 Feb 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By martinlest
There are no firmware updates on the Samsung site...

There are no firmware updates on the Samsung site for the 850 - only the 840s.and earlier
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