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Forum: General Discussion 14 Oct 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 2,460
Posted By mikeymikec
Heh. I should have clued into the icon that...

Heh. I should have clued into the icon that taskeng.exe was showing.

Somehow cscript.exe had become the handler for VBS scripts on my machine. I definitely didn't do that.

cscript //h:wscript...
Forum: General Discussion 14 Oct 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 2,460
Posted By mikeymikec
taskeng.exe suddenly showing up as window when I run a scheduled task

Since I built this computer in 2010 I've had a scheduled task which runs a VBS script to remind me to take my tablets each morning. Until the last few days, only one element was visible from this...
Forum: Software 16 Jul 2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,571
Posted By mikeymikec
There is a difference between a service set to...

There is a difference between a service set to manual or disabled.

As I understand it, 'manual' would be better worded as 'on demand'. So a service set to this wouldn't start every time the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 15 Jul 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 933
Posted By mikeymikec
What number is considered low yield ?[/QUOTE] ...

What number is considered low yield ?[/QUOTE]

A laser toner cartridge normally sells for about 80 or more, and I would expect to get about 3000 or more printed sheets out of it. If you get...
Forum: Software 15 Jul 2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,571
Posted By mikeymikec
Absolutely untrue. I haven't wiped one of my own...

Absolutely untrue. I haven't wiped one of my own Windows installs because "it got slow" in at least ten years. Admittedly between 1996 - 2005 I was having more fun doing weird things to Windows and...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 15 Jul 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 933
Posted By mikeymikec
Be careful picking a laser printer, there are...

Be careful picking a laser printer, there are cheap ones around these days with toner cartridges that have very low page yields.
Forum: General Discussion 15 Jul 2012
Replies: 0
Views: 647
Posted By mikeymikec
url file functionality seems toasted, usual solution didn't work

Symptoms:

1:
right-click in a blank area -> New -> Shortcut
http://www.sevenforums.com/
Next
Error: The file http://www.sevenforums.com/ could not be found

2:
In Internet Explorer (first...
Forum: Network & Sharing 17 Apr 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 2,065
Posted By mikeymikec
It was all already off (went into all three...

It was all already off (went into all three options, selecting 'off', or observing an option to 'turn on media sharing'), yet the Vista machine still gets the pop-up whenever I start WMP.

I also...
Forum: Network & Sharing 17 Apr 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 2,065
Posted By mikeymikec
Windows Media Player sharing my music without permission?

On my machine, in Network & Sharing Centre > Advanced Sharing Settings, media sharing is disabled.

The 'Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service' is also disabled.

However, when a Vista...
Forum: Network & Sharing 18 Mar 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,318
Posted By mikeymikec
I should have mentioned that if the laptop tries...

I should have mentioned that if the laptop tries to access the desktop via name after reboot, it will say that it can't find it ('network path not found', I'm pretty sure). I'm not sure how this...
Forum: Network & Sharing 15 Mar 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,318
Posted By mikeymikec
Win7 <-> Win7 file sharing issue after client reboot

Two Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit computers on the same network, the desktop has a printer shared that the laptop would like to access.

The oddness began after I managed to get the laptop to...
Forum: General Discussion 23 Feb 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,091
Posted By mikeymikec
Win7 (64) image scanning question

I have an old Epson CX6600, an all-in-one inkjet printer, and I use it regularly for scanning in paperwork.

Epson Scan isn't supplied for this OS and printer, so at the moment I'm using the...
Forum: General Discussion 19 Nov 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 2,309
Posted By mikeymikec
XP recovery console versus Vista/7's recovery console

It seems to me that XP's recovery console is somewhat better than the one that comes with Vista or 7, unless someone can point me in the right direction for finding further documentation on this...
Forum: General Discussion 04 Oct 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 4,705
Posted By mikeymikec
Either the lnk/url fixes sorted it after a...

Either the lnk/url fixes sorted it after a restart, or Win7 SP1. One other odd thing though was that when the shortcut files (either type) weren't created properly, it created a hidden file of that...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 25 Sep 2011
Replies: 0
Views: 3,332
Posted By mikeymikec
Media Player DRM/licensing after clean install of Win7

A friend upgraded from Vista to Win7, and I helped do the install. I've got a backup of the entire 'Users' folder before the upgrade, but I wasn't aware that he had a music library ripped with...
Forum: General Discussion 16 Sep 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 4,705
Posted By mikeymikec
Thanks for the suggestion, but I had tried that...

Thanks for the suggestion, but I had tried that already. Admittedly I'm not 100% sure whether I restarted the computer afterwards though.
Forum: General Discussion 16 Sep 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 4,705
Posted By mikeymikec
explorer is "unable to create shortcut"

A customer's machine has a bit of a weird problem that when one tries to create a shortcut, explorer says "unable to create shortcut", leaves the window open, then if you click on 'Next' again, it...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 06 Jun 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 3,388
Posted By mikeymikec
Thanks for responding so quickly :) Re: ...

Thanks for responding so quickly :)

Re: possibly damaged board - was that the only symptom you saw, not being able to resume?
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 06 Jun 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 3,388
Posted By mikeymikec
Computer won't resume from standby

I've just built a PC of the following spec:

AMD Athlon II X2 250
Crucial 2GB (single channel) DDR3-1333
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 (latest BIOS tried after experiencing problem for the first time)...
Forum: General Discussion 04 Nov 2010
Replies: 12
Views: 40,066
Posted By mikeymikec
I've written a VBS and batch file that work...

I've written a VBS and batch file that work together to clear out specific results (based on file extension) which works for me in Win7. I probably could make it entirely VBS, but it was a quick fix...
Forum: Software 22 Sep 2010
Replies: 0
Views: 2,416
Posted By mikeymikec
OpenOffice/Win7 64, default save location is most recent saved-in dir

Apologies for the title being a bit vague, if anyone has any better suggestions I'll change it.

I realise that with some applications that this behaviour is by design, but I think I'm seeing it...
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