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Forum: Drivers 14 Aug 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By RPmtl
I would install the ASUS driver rather than let...

I would install the ASUS driver rather than let Windows install something generic. If, after the ASUS driver is installed, Windows suggests that there's a recommended update then I'd probably let it...
Forum: Drivers 12 Aug 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By RPmtl
Perhaps the controller is there but hidden as...

Perhaps the controller is there but hidden as it's no longer recognized a device to control?

Here are the instructions I keep on hand to display hidden devices in the Device Manager:

At a...
Forum: Drivers 11 Aug 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By RPmtl
I frequently find HDs connected via eSATA fail to...

I frequently find HDs connected via eSATA fail to auto-mount properly get a drive letter assigned and appear absent. When I load up the Disk Management tool within Computer Management I can see the...
Forum: System Security 26 Mar 2016
Replies: 16
Views: 5,702
Posted By RPmtl
Seems the only systems being reported as affected...

Seems the only systems being reported as affected are those using an ASUS motherboard (various models) and that it's due to an error in the Secure Boot implementation by ASUS and not something that...
Forum: System Security 25 Mar 2016
Replies: 16
Views: 5,702
Posted By RPmtl
Hi MillKaDe, Success!! That is EXACTLY what...

Hi MillKaDe,

Success!! That is EXACTLY what causes the issue :-)
I'm happy just to know that my computer has not been infested by extraterrestrials <g>

I restored my older backup and did...
Forum: System Security 25 Mar 2016
Replies: 16
Views: 5,702
Posted By RPmtl
Hi MillKaDe, Our systems are quite similar...

Hi MillKaDe,

Our systems are quite similar as I'm running Win7-64 on an Asus P9X79-DLX w/ a Samsung 850Pro SSD. I'm not dual booting with 8.1. I too GPT formatted my SSD and that's why Secure Boot...
Forum: System Security 22 Mar 2016
Replies: 16
Views: 5,702
Posted By RPmtl
Hi ICIT2LOL, I ran Kaspersky from the Boot...

Hi ICIT2LOL,

I ran Kaspersky from the Boot CD and it came up clean after running all the various scan options (startup, root, efi, whole C drive). Though I worry about new infections that AV...
Forum: System Security 21 Mar 2016
Replies: 16
Views: 5,702
Posted By RPmtl
Thanks ICIT2LOL, I'll give a try. I did do a...

Thanks ICIT2LOL, I'll give a try. I did do a pretty thorough scan using Malwarebytes, though that was not via a boot disk. Kaspersky's not been on my favourite AV programs for the past few years. But...
Forum: System Security 20 Mar 2016
Replies: 16
Views: 5,702
Posted By RPmtl
HELP! UEFI BIOS or OS compromised?

I went to turn on my computer and the boot process stopped before loading Windows7 Pro(64) with a text message saying:

"The system found unauthorized changes on the firmware, operating system or...
Forum: Gadgets 15 Nov 2013
Replies: 109
Views: 47,676
Posted By RPmtl
I had uninstalled the Windows Gadget Platform...

I had uninstalled the Windows Gadget Platform feature and that's why none of the XML files where where they were supposed to be (duh..:banghead:).

Now that it's re-enabled I found the files and...
Forum: Gadgets 15 Nov 2013
Replies: 109
Views: 47,676
Posted By RPmtl
Ah, I see. I was thrown off by your post #25...

Ah, I see. I was thrown off by your post #25 showing a screen grab of the CPU Meter's XML file that's different from the gadget.xml one. That suggested I needed to make the true->false change in each...
Forum: Gadgets 15 Nov 2013
Replies: 109
Views: 47,676
Posted By RPmtl
I assume the XML files are those buried in the...

I assume the XML files are those buried in the Windows\winsxs folder and that one needs to be logged in via the Administrator account to make modifications?

If those are the Gadget files' XML's,...
Forum: Gadgets 12 Nov 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 22,041
Posted By RPmtl
Found the Reg key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control...

Found the Reg key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop, Name=LogPixels and tried setting it to 120 (=125%) and the symptom returned.

I've settled on using a custom setting of 110% which...
Forum: Gadgets 12 Nov 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 22,041
Posted By RPmtl
The same IE11 update killed my Gadgets too and...

The same IE11 update killed my Gadgets too and setting text to 100% makes them re-appear -- as well as the 6 other clocks I added when I was trying to fix it. Thanks for the workaround !! :D

...
Forum: General Discussion 03 Apr 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,585
Posted By RPmtl
Found the answer. It's a Windows 7 bug: The...

Found the answer. It's a Windows 7 bug:

The Welcome screen may be displayed for 30 seconds during the logon process after you set a solid color as the desktop background in Windows 7 or in Windows...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Apr 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,585
Posted By RPmtl
That's where I started with this whole mystery. ...

That's where I started with this whole mystery.

With only the LUT loader in the Startup folder I was not seeing any indication of it loading at startup, which do with Vista64 and XP. When it...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Apr 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,585
Posted By RPmtl
Are the apps in my Startup loading properly?

With XP and Vista the Windows GUI would load first and then I would see the apps in my Startup folder load. With Windows 7 I see a large blue Welcome screen with a spinning circle and then I get the...
Forum: System Security 30 Oct 2009
Replies: 12
Views: 44,224
Posted By RPmtl
In the meantime I found and installed the 'take...

In the meantime I found and installed the 'take ownership' registry tweak posted at: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1911-take-ownership-shortcut.html

Should I uninstall that before...
Forum: System Security 29 Oct 2009
Replies: 12
Views: 44,224
Posted By RPmtl
I cannot find any sign of a Right-click "take...

I cannot find any sign of a Right-click "take ownership' option.

As a commercial photographer I have over 20 external hard disks of archived jobs (everything dublicated on 2 drives) and need to be...
Forum: Customization 29 Oct 2009
Replies: 6
Views: 2,029
Posted By RPmtl
How to change Windows 7 blues ?

As a commercial Photographer I use a computer mostly for digital imaging and have always turned off all unnecessary visual effects that impact system performance. I try to make the interface as...
Forum: System Security 26 Oct 2009
Replies: 12
Views: 44,224
Posted By RPmtl
Can't edit and resave a .txt file??

I'm obviously not used to all this new permission stuff.

I have files on external drives that I need to access and update. So I opened a 'txt' file I had created with Notepad (with XP or...
Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Oct 2009
Replies: 340
Views: 219,102
Posted By RPmtl
Yes... That's EXACTLY what MS had me do. R

Yes... That's EXACTLY what MS had me do.

R
Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Oct 2009
Replies: 340
Views: 219,102
Posted By RPmtl
Same here. Got an invalid product code when I...

Same here. Got an invalid product code when I tried to enter it. Tech support had me continue with nothing entered which completed the install. I was then guided through a Registry change and then...
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