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Forum: Backup and Restore 14 Feb 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By pricetech
The code on the COA should work, if not the...

The code on the COA should work, if not the embedded code, assuming you're using the media that came with the computer.
Forum: General Discussion 14 Feb 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By pricetech
I'd do a clean install also. However, you can...

I'd do a clean install also. However, you can always just disable his account using the net user command.
Forum: Customization 13 Aug 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 725
Posted By pricetech
I want a Start Screen for Windows 7

Okay, I started to post this in the chillout room since I don't really expect a resolution, but then I am serious about wanting a Start Screen in Windows 7.

I'm using 8 here at work and on one...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 01 Aug 2013
Replies: 16
Views: 4,145
Posted By pricetech
Notice the IP addresses that resolve when you...

Notice the IP addresses that resolve when you ping twitter, facebook, etc. Several of them have the same IP. It sounds to me like malware that has either planted a hosts file with this IP or...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 01 Aug 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By pricetech
Just checking; Are you running 32 bit or 64 bit...

Just checking; Are you running 32 bit or 64 bit Windows ?? It sounds like 32.
Forum: Installation & Setup 01 Aug 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By pricetech
Assuming both are blank and you have nothing to...

Assuming both are blank and you have nothing to overwrite / lose on either, disk0 just because it's the first disk.

There may be other reason to pick disk1, but all factors being equal, disk0 is...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 01 Aug 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,141
Posted By pricetech
What you're hearing is known as the "click of...

What you're hearing is known as the "click of death". At this point, you have little or nothing to lose by trying the freezer trick. I've never done it, but I've seen it referenced is several...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 30 Jul 2013
Replies: 31
Views: 7,182
Posted By pricetech
FYI to those following this thread; I...

FYI to those following this thread;

I haven't been able to get back to that office to look at these again, so nothing new for now. It may be a while before I make it back over there, so one of...
Forum: Network & Sharing 29 Jul 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 3,412
Posted By pricetech
Sorry, struck out. I find plenty of references...

Sorry, struck out. I find plenty of references to turning on or off the Firewall for File and Printer Sharing, but nothing about turning the setting itself on or off.

This should be doable...
Forum: Network & Sharing 29 Jul 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 3,412
Posted By pricetech
I found one article on TechNet about local policy...

I found one article on TechNet about local policy to turn in on or off, but I don't find any parallel in Domain policy, nor do I find any reference to it on Microsoft's website.

A Registry setting...
Forum: Network & Sharing 29 Jul 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 3,412
Posted By pricetech
Are you on a Windows Domain ??

Are you on a Windows Domain ??
Forum: Graphic Cards 24 Jul 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By pricetech
If this is a work computer, your IT people should...

If this is a work computer, your IT people should take care of that for you. Just make sure you let them know the problem exists. We don't read minds, though some of our users seem to think we do.
Forum: Browsers & Mail 24 Jul 2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,115
Posted By pricetech
I'm currently running 2012, but I'm almost a...

I'm currently running 2012, but I'm almost a hundred percent certain I saw this in 2011 also. One difference is my OS. I'm running 8, not 7. I troll both forums and sometimes forget which one I'm...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 23 Jul 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By pricetech
You don't specifically mention the cables. Did...

You don't specifically mention the cables. Did you swap them for known good cables ??
Try your known good HDD with no ODD connected.

Other than that, it does sound like a bad controller on the...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 23 Jul 2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,115
Posted By pricetech
I don't have an answer, but I've seen that on...

I don't have an answer, but I've seen that on several installs of WLM on my own machines, mostly Windows 8 as I recall.

In my case I can move my cursor across the black area and most of it goes...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 16 Jul 2013
Replies: 31
Views: 7,182
Posted By pricetech
I had to look at a previous post to get it; 9C59...

I had to look at a previous post to get it; 9C59 is the error code. Lots of hits, but no solutions.
Forum: Browsers & Mail 15 Jul 2013
Replies: 31
Views: 7,182
Posted By pricetech
Actually, I'm hoping they don't "reimage". Their...

Actually, I'm hoping they don't "reimage". Their image is less than optimal. That's why I'd like to see the computers slicked and installed fresh from scratch. They could of course bring it to me....
Forum: Browsers & Mail 15 Jul 2013
Replies: 31
Views: 7,182
Posted By pricetech
No error message, beyond telling me it failed. ...

No error message, beyond telling me it failed. It does put a link on the desktop, but nothing on the page applies exactly, though one section did come close. That's where I decided to pursue the...
Forum: General Discussion 11 Jul 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By pricetech
The net user command, without any switches, will...

The net user command, without any switches, will show you what accounts are on the computer. Meanwhile the mmc command will get you an empty console where you should be able to load any plugins you...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 11 Jul 2013
Replies: 31
Views: 7,182
Posted By pricetech
Just an quick update; Safe Mode didn't help...

Just an quick update; Safe Mode didn't help either.

I did finally get an error code; 9C59, which leads to a zillion or so hits, but no solutions.
Event log shows a 0X80070643, which I'm still...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 11 Jul 2013
Replies: 31
Views: 7,182
Posted By pricetech
It's not users having trouble installing 10, it's...

It's not users having trouble installing 10, it's IT.

Since I didn't set these up, I can't say for certain how updates are handled, but I'm guessing (hoping) they update overnight while users are...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 11 Jul 2013
Replies: 31
Views: 7,182
Posted By pricetech
No, there's nothing they do here that would...

No, there's nothing they do here that would necessitate staying with 9. I have an old XP VM that I use for a couple of things written by lazy vendors who don't want to code to anything other than...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 11 Jul 2013
Replies: 31
Views: 7,182
Posted By pricetech
Indeed it is. I'm one of the IT guys here. This...

Indeed it is. I'm one of the IT guys here. This department is outside of my normal turf. I just jumped in to see if I could help resolve the issue since the rest seemed stumped.
Forum: Network & Sharing 11 Jul 2013
Replies: 16
Views: 831
Posted By pricetech
Just a guess; The fixed DNS servers are blocked...

Just a guess; The fixed DNS servers are blocked by your school's firewall, for whatever reason, therefore not related to your other issue.
Forum: Software 11 Jul 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By pricetech
Not to give you a short answer, but if the...

Not to give you a short answer, but if the document doesn't make sense, I'd suggest consulting with an attorney. We're just dumb old computer geeks here.
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