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Forum: Performance & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 726
Posted By 450125
Finally got a new 250 gig Seagate drive in, which...

Finally got a new 250 gig Seagate drive in, which solves the space problem.

It's not the SSD that I received considerable encouragement to purchase from others here, but I'm not going to run out...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 726
Posted By 450125
Okay, another question while I wait for the...

Okay, another question while I wait for the replacement drive.

Last night, to my positive surprise, C had more than 5 gigs free. Which seemed weird because I had not touched anything, certainly...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By 450125
I had never before paid someone to take malware...

I had never before paid someone to take malware off my computer. I know how, and in general we practice pretty safe computing in my family.

But the laptop was originally used by a 15-year-old,...
Forum: Network & Sharing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,409
Posted By 450125
Almost three full years after it began, this...

Almost three full years after it began, this issue is solved. I had never paid anyone to clean a machine of malware, but after increasingly bizarre behavior from the computer, I brought it in to...
Forum: Network & Sharing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 3,428
Posted By 450125
Almost three full years after it began, this...

Almost three full years after it began, this issue is solved. I had never paid anyone to clean a machine of malware, but after increasingly bizarre behavior from the computer, I brought it in to...
Forum: Network & Sharing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 7,489
Posted By 450125
Almost three full years after it began, this...

Almost three full years after it began, this issue is solved. I had never paid anyone to clean a machine of malware, but after increasingly bizarre behavior from the computer, I brought it in to...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 726
Posted By 450125
I believe that my posted system specs are all...

I believe that my posted system specs are all correct.

The computers original MB, from 12/2010, was purchased at a time that Newegg had nothing but glowing reviews on the product. Virtually at...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 726
Posted By 450125
Just because of my current situation, I'm not...

Just because of my current situation, I'm not downloading or installing anything new on my current hard drive, no matter how small it might be.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 726
Posted By 450125
Update: I used ccleaner to remove about half...

Update:

I used ccleaner to remove about half my system restore points, and that didn't clear up much space. Is there something else I need to do to truly free that space? My recycle bin...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 726
Posted By 450125
Fireberd, and anyone else reading the original...

Fireberd, and anyone else reading the original post and left scratching their heads about how could anyone be so stupid - yes, new and larger hd ordered and on its way. Although I had not known how...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 726
Posted By 450125
80-gig OS disk C close to maxing out - strategies?

My home computer has an 80g hard disk on which the o/s and program files go, and then larger mirrored D/F drives holding the data.

I essentially haven't had problems with the configuration, but...
Forum: General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By 450125
Update... in applying the "diligence" part of...

Update... in applying the "diligence" part of "due diligence," I ran Malware Bytes on the computer and it found 150+ instances of malware and quarantined them. Despite this, the Windows Firewall...
Forum: General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By 450125
Thanks for guiding me to the clean reinstall...

Thanks for guiding me to the clean reinstall tutorial. That thing is beautifully written. Good help.

If I tackle that - which should be very doable given the thoroughness of the tutorial - I'll...
Forum: General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By 450125
"Unsludging" a Windows 7 laptop?

I apologize in advance for a long post that follows. I'll start with the questions, and then flesh out the background.

The questions surround what to do with an Asus laptop, purchased in 2011, ...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 19 Sep 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By 450125
The answers: 1. By the bank's account, no...

The answers:

1. By the bank's account, no one else has complained to them. But because someone I know at the bank has me talking - several times a week in fact - with their IT team, it's very...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 11 Sep 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By 450125
You're right. My primary browser is Firefox,...

You're right.

My primary browser is Firefox, which automatically updates itself to the most current version upon release.

But I have duplicated the problem with IE too, again, most current...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 11 Sep 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By 450125
Online banking sessions terminate with error - .net and a/v issue?

I apologize in advance if this belongs in a different forum, but the cause is so undetermined that I want to start in the "general" area.

My problem is that my web banking all of a sudden this...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 06 Sep 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By 450125
For some reason, I had not been alerted to most...

For some reason, I had not been alerted to most of the replies above. Sorry.

I solved the most critical part of the problem, when it turned out that a Windows 98-compatible scanner (don't laugh)...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 03 Sep 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By 450125
Thanks. I don't have itunes on my computer, and...

Thanks. I don't have itunes on my computer, and would like to keep it that way. Any recommended software that will simply recognize the iphone as an attached device? And do I have the correct...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 03 Sep 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By 450125
Organized way of importing iphone 5 photos to Windows 7?

My family, later than most, has now gotten to the "tipping point" where we're taking more photos with an iphone than with a "real camera." But we're still "old school" enough that we like to print...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 13 May 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 924
Posted By 450125
Sudden and weird conflict between Thunderbird and Avast!

In a perfect world I'd be posting this to a Mozilla or Avast! forum, but lots of stuff I've seen there has no help, so I'm turning to this more reliable (for me, usually) forum.

I've used...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 05 May 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By 450125
Although the fact that this occurred at all...

Although the fact that this occurred at all bothers me, I'm marking this as solved.

After I did the sfc /scannow and chkdsk more than 72 hours ago, the computer has performed normally, the error...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 02 May 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By 450125
Thanks for the reply, and I have attached the...

Thanks for the reply, and I have attached the minidump file, zipped, here.

When I returned home from work tonight and logged into the computer, the event viewer showed no further errors (and for...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 02 May 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By 450125
Single BSOD, similar circumstances to an older thread, driver help?

First, if I'm posting in the wrong forum - and I admit I haven't followed the instructions for posting in this forum - I apologize. I'd not be posting here except for a single BSOD error I got...
Forum: General Discussion 04 Apr 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 419
Posted By 450125
Several 31004 event IDs, Windows Startup Repair launched - but now ok?

This concerns a Win7 ASUS laptop we have.

My wife restarts it every night before winding up her day (good), but I just learned she often closes it (putting it into sleep I guess) before it has...
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