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Forum: General Discussion 19 Mar 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By ratsrcute
I don't manually run GFI backup. Looking at...

I don't manually run GFI backup. Looking at msconfig, I see two related services and one related startup item. How do I run these three items as administrator? (GFI backup does automatic scheduled...
Forum: General Discussion 19 Mar 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By ratsrcute
I'm going to re-open this question because I have...

I'm going to re-open this question because I have a specific question.

So my problem is that when UAC is active, GFI Backup can't read some files (or I don't know if the problem is reading...
Forum: General Discussion 18 Mar 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By ratsrcute
Thanks, that seems like a nice idea, but I'm a...

Thanks, that seems like a nice idea, but I'm a programmer and I'm curious how the system works. I notice that the tutorial you linked to has many related tutorials about permissions and owners. I...
Forum: General Discussion 18 Mar 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By ratsrcute
changing file owner

I'm getting a few problems that seem related to the fact some of my files and folders are owned by the administrator or require administrator permissions.

I use GFI Backup. It reports problems...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 06 Mar 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 691
Posted By ratsrcute
Thanks, I'll look into the clean installation...

Thanks, I'll look into the clean installation idea. Note that my Win 7 installation was from the OEM install disks supplied with the laptop; both XP and 7 install disks were provided, and both...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 04 Mar 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 691
Posted By ratsrcute
slow laptop; need help understanding boot trace

I have a Toshiba Tecra A10 laptop, and it has gotten noticeably slow. It came with both Windows XP and Windows 7. First it had Windows XP Pro, and everything seemed to take a long time (launching...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 19 Dec 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 24,388
Posted By ratsrcute
NoN's last suggestion solved it. Reputation...

NoN's last suggestion solved it. Reputation enhanced.
Forum: Browsers & Mail 19 Dec 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 24,388
Posted By ratsrcute
To uninstall IE you should look at Program &...

To uninstall IE you should look at Program & features => Show Installed Updates, then scroll all the updates to find IE, highly it and you"ll see a tab showing uninstall on toolbar.

I could be...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 18 Dec 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 24,388
Posted By ratsrcute
I tried the reset thing and it made no...

I tried the reset thing and it made no difference. :cry:

I to say in my original post that I also tried installing IE 9, which I believe is an upgrade from what was there, but I'm not sure.

I'm...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 18 Dec 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 24,388
Posted By ratsrcute
Unfortunately IE doesn't respond to clicks on its...

Unfortunately IE doesn't respond to clicks on its toolbar, so I can't get into "tools" or any other menu.
Forum: Browsers & Mail 18 Dec 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 24,388
Posted By ratsrcute
IE very slow to load pages or respond to clicks

In Windows 7 (of course), my problem is that IE is very slow to load web pages and also slow to respond to clicks such as menu clicks. It became virtually unusable last evening, taking 30 minutes or...
Forum: Backup and Restore 08 Aug 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 818
Posted By ratsrcute
By the way, what I am doing is burning gold DVD-R...

By the way, what I am doing is burning gold DVD-R as my backup, and I'll keep it off-site. At least some of the music software discs I want to burn to DVD-R are greater than 4.5 GB in size, so an iso...
Forum: Backup and Restore 08 Aug 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 818
Posted By ratsrcute
is a backup of Win 7 install discs needed?

I've been going through my house and insuring everything against fire/theft loss, and now I'm looking at my computer. My data is all backed up off-site in two ways. I have not previously tried to...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 18 Apr 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1,159
Posted By ratsrcute
driver's uninstall procedure crashes

I'm having major trouble with my audio card driver (M-Audio Delta) so I wanted to uninstall it. I went to "Programs and Features" and click uninstall. It immediately gave me this error:
...
Forum: Backup and Restore 18 Apr 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 2,889
Posted By ratsrcute
why do restore points only go back a week?

I'm having major trouble with a particular driver, so I tried to do a system restore. To my astonishment there were only 4 restore points shown (*after* I clicked "show more") and they only went back...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 04 Mar 2012
Replies: 31
Views: 3,067
Posted By ratsrcute
Gregrocker, you described hybrid sleep earlier as...

Gregrocker, you described hybrid sleep earlier as "it sleeps, then later hibernates." As David7ncus, describes this is incorrect. It sleeps and hibernates at the same time. What you could say more...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 01 Mar 2012
Replies: 31
Views: 3,067
Posted By ratsrcute
Look, why I need to power off has nothing to do...

Look, why I need to power off has nothing to do with any potential solution to this problem, but I understand, you are trying to see if there is an alternate solution. So I'll tell you. I need to...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 01 Mar 2012
Replies: 31
Views: 3,067
Posted By ratsrcute
I could, but I did a *LOT* of stuff before...

I could, but I did a *LOT* of stuff before noticing the problem, and at the moment I have a couple intense deadlines. I'd rather use the hibernate shortcut. Maybe this summer when school is out I...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 01 Mar 2012
Replies: 31
Views: 3,067
Posted By ratsrcute
OK I might just be thick or stating the obvious...

OK I might just be thick or stating the obvious but, if the above is your intention why would you not simply shut down ?
:confused:[/QUOTE]

First, it takes less time to resume from hibernation...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 01 Mar 2012
Replies: 31
Views: 3,067
Posted By ratsrcute
You mention the Start menu -- what do you mean by...

You mention the Start menu -- what do you mean by "disable" hibernate via powercfg? I still cannot see hibernate in the "shutdown" options even though I have disabled hybrid sleep and *enabled*...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 29 Feb 2012
Replies: 31
Views: 3,067
Posted By ratsrcute
Wow, thanks for explaining that. Now you're...

Wow, thanks for explaining that. Now you're talking! So if I enable hybrid sleep then the "sleep" option on the "shutdown options" menu will now mean "go into hybrid sleep", and I can cut power to...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 28 Feb 2012
Replies: 31
Views: 3,067
Posted By ratsrcute
I need to hibernate because I need to turn off...

I need to hibernate because I need to turn off power completely.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 28 Feb 2012
Replies: 31
Views: 3,067
Posted By ratsrcute
That shortcut does cause it to hibernate, I...

That shortcut does cause it to hibernate, I think. it doesn't give me an actual message saying "going into hibernation" but it seems to shut down power, then on power-up it says "restarting windows."...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 28 Feb 2012
Replies: 31
Views: 3,067
Posted By ratsrcute
Hybrid sleep was enabled. I disabled it, but no...

Hybrid sleep was enabled. I disabled it, but no change -- shutdown options still don't show hibernate.

In the power configuration, I went to the option to select what the shutdown button does....
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 28 Feb 2012
Replies: 31
Views: 3,067
Posted By ratsrcute
hiberation not in start menu (but it IS ENABLED)

After some recent updates and/or software installs, at some point the "hiberation" option no longer appeared in my start menu shutdown options. I searched the web and found many posts suggest that...
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