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Forum: General Discussion 13 Mar 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By wombatpete
Lance1, thank you. Reading the last thing, though...

Lance1, thank you. Reading the last thing, though - does it look like a registry problem at all? I'm having doubts. If I can assign the left-alt function to another key and it works, then whatever...
Forum: General Discussion 13 Mar 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By wombatpete
What might be best is this: can anyone tell me...

What might be best is this: can anyone tell me the registry keys that affect the function of the alt keys, and what they should be set to, and possibly how to set them to that?
Although it's odd -...
Forum: General Discussion 13 Mar 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By wombatpete
Update: Replaced the keyboard itself. The alt...

Update: Replaced the keyboard itself. The alt functions DO work properly - when assigned to another key!
Then I used sharpkeys to eliminate any key changes.
Result (in notepad): the left alt works...
Forum: General Discussion 13 Mar 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By wombatpete
Update: Replaced the keyboard itself. The alt...

Update: Replaced the keyboard itself. The alt functions DO work properly - when assigned to another key!
Then I used sharpkeys to eliminate any key changes.
Result (in notepad): the left alt works...
Forum: General Discussion 13 Mar 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By wombatpete
After using Sharpkeys as above, I find that the...

After using Sharpkeys as above, I find that the left alt prints this:
=12:40 AM 3/13/2016'hg\
I think there's more to it than that - moving the cursor up a line?
In windows explorer, it does...
Forum: General Discussion 12 Mar 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By wombatpete
Thanks, but - no, that doesn't fix the problem. I...

Thanks, but - no, that doesn't fix the problem. I tried sharpkeys, too - not sure I used it correctly. These are the inputs I'm trying - just to see whether I can get the alt keys to do SOMETHING...
Forum: General Discussion 12 Mar 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By wombatpete
Help restoring alt keys to original functions

Hello!

I did something - a long time ago, I don't remember what it was, unfortunately.

I haven't been able to use the alt keys for all that time. They exhibit erratic behavior - I think the...
Forum: Sound & Audio 28 Dec 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,228
Posted By wombatpete
Fixed by (i) reboot, not sure whether...

Fixed by (i) reboot, not sure whether malwarebytes was relevant; and (ii) updating the firmware for the Sennheiser.
Forum: Sound & Audio 28 Dec 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,228
Posted By wombatpete
follow-up

Read other threads; ran malwarebytes & rebooted. Didn't solve the problem.
Ran W7 troubleshooting specifically for the headset - didn't find anything.

When I go to the windows settings for...
Forum: Sound & Audio 28 Dec 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,228
Posted By wombatpete
Microphone mutes by itself every few seconds

This happens now whether I'm using a headset or the built-in microphone. If I keep my finger on the mute button, I can manage a skype conversation by repeatedly unmuting the on-board mic with the...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 14 Mar 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,999
Posted By wombatpete
You're right. It's now booting. From that disc. ...

You're right. It's now booting. From that disc.

Problem... well, if not solved, at least - vanished.

Time for a comprehensive back-up and test of this system.
How bizarre.

If you have any...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 13 Mar 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,999
Posted By wombatpete
Hold on, I'm going to test this by restarting.

Hold on, I'm going to test this by restarting.
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 13 Mar 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,999
Posted By wombatpete
OK... that would explain some of it. Except the...

OK... that would explain some of it.
Except the fact that I chose the other disc off of the boot list and, until I did that, the computer wouldn't start up - instead, the recovery utility tried to...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 13 Mar 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,999
Posted By wombatpete
Disc 0 is the HDD Disc 1 is the SSD

Disc 0 is the HDD
Disc 1 is the SSD
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 13 Mar 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,999
Posted By wombatpete
Attached

Attached
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 13 Mar 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,999
Posted By wombatpete
And thanks for the attention and, hopefully, help!

And thanks for the attention and, hopefully, help!
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 13 Mar 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,999
Posted By wombatpete
As I recall, I printed restore discs, then...

As I recall, I printed restore discs, then removed the HDD and installed the SSD and restored the system.
Then, leaving the SSD set as the boot drive, put the HDD back in for storage.

As it...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 13 Mar 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,999
Posted By wombatpete
HDD in the original HDD slot, the SDD was in the...

HDD in the original HDD slot, the SDD was in the slot for the... what's it called? The card that allows the computer to connect to the internet wirelessly via the phone signal (not the router...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 12 Mar 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,999
Posted By wombatpete
W7 Closed suddenly, won't restart, need to repair (not restore) W7

I have a Lenovo W520.
I put a mini-SDD in and copied the operating system there.
Everything worked fine for months.

Today, working and it suddenly W7 shuts down, no way to stop it.
When I...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 28 Jul 2011
Replies: 42
Views: 6,917
Posted By wombatpete
Btw, what about uninstalling SDK?

Btw, what about uninstalling SDK?
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 27 Jul 2011
Replies: 42
Views: 6,917
Posted By wombatpete
A million thanks!!!!!!!!!!!

Cluberti, having done much of what you've suggested and played around with the services, the improvement is staggering.
Can't thank you enough!

I do wonder whether, since it's "fast enough,"...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 26 Jul 2011
Replies: 42
Views: 6,917
Posted By wombatpete
As I reread this, I come back to this part: ...

As I reread this, I come back to this part:


First of all, I'm wondering why the opening of the cntl panel calls up MessageCenter Plus. Is there an obvious logic to that and might it be avoided?...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 26 Jul 2011
Replies: 42
Views: 6,917
Posted By wombatpete
OK, I did one trace, having exited opera and...

OK, I did one trace, having exited opera and comodo (I'm not sure whether that really terminated all comodo functions, but we'll see).
And I first called up the control panel as a menu, and then...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 26 Jul 2011
Replies: 42
Views: 6,917
Posted By wombatpete
I'll do the trace - why not?!!! Also, this...

I'll do the trace - why not?!!!

Also, this message was left as a "tail" on the last page:
Fascinating. I would have thought there was something being queried that eventually just timed out,...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 26 Jul 2011
Replies: 42
Views: 6,917
Posted By wombatpete
Delay there, too. In each case, certainly, a bit...

Delay there, too. In each case, certainly, a bit shorter than it was, I admit.
Probably the HDD, then, right?
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