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Forum: General Discussion 5 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 3,446
Posted By sbrads
Corsair PSUs fail like everything else, I've just...

Corsair PSUs fail like everything else, I've just had an HX520 die after 6yrs. My bet is your BIOS is dead. It may be possible to coax it back into life, have a good read of the motherboard manual,...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 1,521
Posted By sbrads
My Win7.64 PC is blue screening after this week's...

My Win7.64 PC is blue screening after this week's updates but luckily I have a recent image to restore. Updating that image crashes just after "Starting Windows" shows on the 2nd reboot onwards...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,211
Posted By sbrads
Just restore the image backup you made a month...

Just restore the image backup you made a month ago. Oh, you don't backup...........
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 14 Dec 2013
Replies: 14
Views: 6,865
Posted By sbrads
I don't get any slowdowns on a 5yr old C2Duo 4Gb...

I don't get any slowdowns on a 5yr old C2Duo 4Gb home build. You have a problem that needs sorting.
Forum: General Discussion 22 Aug 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,952
Posted By sbrads
Adobe might have a free codec, I've seen some on...

Adobe might have a free codec, I've seen some on their site somewhere. Other than that, look into FastPictureViewer codec pack (not free). I use it for my Pentax and it's faster than anything else...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 31 Jul 2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,681
Posted By sbrads
Different defraggers might give different...

Different defraggers might give different estimates of fragmentation because some ignore files larger than a certain size (perhaps > 10's of Mb) as defragging them is slow and doesn't offer...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 10 Jul 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By sbrads
Try this Google (http://74.125.132.94/) link for...

Try this Google (http://74.125.132.94/) link for Google UK. If that loads up quick you have a DNS problem
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 31 May 2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,739
Posted By sbrads
MSE is the most ineffective AV scanner around...

MSE is the most ineffective AV scanner around along with McAfee going by all the UK computer magazine tests I've seen over the last couple of years. BitDefender, Kaspersky always do well at the main...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 31 May 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 4,271
Posted By sbrads
Is all its memory working and available to...

Is all its memory working and available to Windows? Right click on Computer, select Properties. The main screen will tell you how much is installed but will also tell you if some of it isn't...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 26 Apr 2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,538
Posted By sbrads
That's interesting as it may mean there's...

That's interesting as it may mean there's something wrong with Prefetch or Superfetch, probably a registry setting. There's a tool called TweakPrefetch that may be worth investigating.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 25 Apr 2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,538
Posted By sbrads
You could try the Windows Performance Toolkit. ...

You could try the Windows Performance Toolkit. I've always found it sped up booting once it's slowed down somewhat. Here's one article but I would research it a bit before using it..... Windows...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 30 Mar 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By sbrads
Tab Mix Plus CAN do it. In TMP options, select...

Tab Mix Plus CAN do it. In TMP options, select Display, Tab, tick all 4 highlight boxes, select Customize Styles, and in each of the Unloaded, Unread and Other tabs, make sure the top 'Use this...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 24 Feb 2013
Replies: 22
Views: 23,774
Posted By sbrads
Run an online virus scanner like Trend Micro's...

Run an online virus scanner like Trend Micro's Housecall.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 24 Feb 2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,538
Posted By sbrads
I would suspect your AV software first although...

I would suspect your AV software first although Comodo IS is unfamiliar to me so its just a guess having seen similar problems with AVG and Kaspersky IS until bug fixes arrived. If you're feeling...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 10 Feb 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By sbrads
It will be something you've installed. It might...

It will be something you've installed. It might be easiest to image your Win7 drive to somewhere safe, format and reinstall Win7, add your essential programs only and see that's OK, & image that...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 24 Dec 2012
Replies: 4
Views: 973
Posted By sbrads
Ha! Been there, got the t-shirt on this one. ...

Ha! Been there, got the t-shirt on this one. It's very very likely a recent Kaspersky update. There's a crowd of us awaiting a fix for Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 with the 5 minute hang ...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 05 Aug 2012
Replies: 111
Views: 9,039
Posted By sbrads
MSE was very effective when it was released, but...

MSE was very effective when it was released, but it's quite the opposite now - hardly any protection at all from tests I've seen in magazines. Avast is OK, I used it for a couple of years, still use...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 05 Jun 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 5,297
Posted By sbrads
Something you could try is to install Soluto. It...

Something you could try is to install Soluto. It will time every boot up event and might throw some light onto your problem, look for this delay of 10 seconds. You can always uninstall it after...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 22 May 2012
Replies: 98
Views: 7,997
Posted By sbrads
I've used a few registry cleaners in Win7.64 over...

I've used a few registry cleaners in Win7.64 over the last couple of years, e.g. jv16, CCleaner, Eusing. No problems at all, but I do look through the list of problems found and yes it has all been...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 13 May 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 2,446
Posted By sbrads
If your system is Intel chipset based it may be...

If your system is Intel chipset based it may be worth ditching the Win7 Microsoft SATA drivers and trying out the latest Intel RST ones, they work fine on my multi HD setup (no SSD). I couldn't get...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 07 May 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,561
Posted By sbrads
Firefox has Sync also.

Firefox has Sync also.
Forum: Network & Sharing 23 Mar 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 12,196
Posted By sbrads
Run a program called InSSider and you'll be able...

Run a program called InSSider and you'll be able to see what channels everyone round you is using and how strong they are. 300Mbps is much more likely than 150Mbps to be affected by overlapping...
Forum: Backup and Restore 18 Mar 2012
Replies: 25
Views: 5,799
Posted By sbrads
Another thing that can cause huge backups is...

Another thing that can cause huge backups is those useless Libraries. If you have a reference to another drive's data then that gets added to the backup, or at least it was when Win7 first came out...
Forum: Drivers 01 Mar 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 3,498
Posted By sbrads
Either Win7 had the drivers already or you...

Either Win7 had the drivers already or you installed Vista drivers, a lot of Vista drivers work in 7.

If you look for a program called usbdeview you can use it to find old USB hardware registry...
Forum: General Discussion 09 Jan 2012
Replies: 27
Views: 4,149
Posted By sbrads
No. The horror of having to image 400Gb rather...

No. The horror of having to image 400Gb rather than 20Gb or so would mean I would be very unlikely to do it at all.

Lightweight as possible C: on a not too large a partition works for me; this...
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