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Forum: Hardware & Devices 12 Jul 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By cytherian
Hi Jumanji, thanks for your reply. Yes, I had...

Hi Jumanji, thanks for your reply. Yes, I had installed the HDD back into the laptop. I'm able to boot up, log in, and the desktop initializes. Then that pesky busy hard drive happens. What is...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 12 Jul 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By cytherian
Thankfully I have been able to slowly but...

Thankfully I have been able to slowly but gradually pull off files that I really needed, now fiddling around getting other files that I'd like to have. The highest USB drive I could get recognized...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 11 Jul 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By cytherian
Hard drive problem, and can't access externally - what to do?

OK, I'm having a hard drive problem I've never encountered before and... well, I haven't been very diligent on my backups (it has been 6 months), so I'm very worried I may lose some valuable files. ...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 09 Jul 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,731
Posted By cytherian
When a hard drive is starting to fail, there can...

When a hard drive is starting to fail, there can be a number of symptoms. But typically from what I've seen, hard drive diagnostics will show that something is wrong. There may be certain functions...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 07 Jul 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,731
Posted By cytherian
Man, this is frustrating. I've spent hours and...

Man, this is frustrating. I've spent hours and hours searching the Internet and I cannot find anything matching the description of my problem. I'm running MalwareBytes in hopes of possibly finding...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 07 Jul 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,731
Posted By cytherian
The problem returned. Keep in mind that...

The problem returned.

Keep in mind that I've had most of that software installed for a very long time without issues. Some of these services are needed by various programs that run periodically...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 07 Jul 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,731
Posted By cytherian
I updated my system specs to reflect my current...

I updated my system specs to reflect my current laptop.

And below are some screenshots of MSCONFIG screens. I'm surprised that Microsoft doesn't have a convenient export facility for this, but...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 07 Jul 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,731
Posted By cytherian
Just got back (was traveling). I did a boot up...

Just got back (was traveling). I did a boot up in safe mode and was still able to trigger the continuous disk activity. The easiest way has been to launch Event Viewer, then select a sub folder...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 06 Jul 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,731
Posted By cytherian
OK, sounds good. I'll try to post that tonight...

OK, sounds good. I'll try to post that tonight or tomorrow. Thanks!
Forum: Hardware & Devices 06 Jul 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,731
Posted By cytherian
The disk isn't thrashing, but some process is...

The disk isn't thrashing, but some process is definitely grabbing priority over it, forcing everything else to wait.

I did see some "Hard faults/sec" in Memory. "Svchost.exe (netsvcs)" was...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 06 Jul 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,731
Posted By cytherian
I have 4Gb of RAM... which has been suiting my...

I have 4Gb of RAM... which has been suiting my needs just fine. System managed pagefile was about 7.5Gb. I figured if the pagefile had a problem, would be a good idea to rebuild it, so I set paging...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 06 Jul 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,731
Posted By cytherian
There were some Windows Telemetry files flagged...

There were some Windows Telemetry files flagged as problematic in the SFC /scannow log, which I was able to fix using a custom utility (SFCFIX.exe). Everything seemed fine, but I was able to trigger...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 06 Jul 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,731
Posted By cytherian
OK, the disk utility didn't find anything...

OK, the disk utility didn't find anything wrong...

When I was able to gain control for a few moments, I was able to launch the system process monitor and observe the Resource Monitor for the disk....
Forum: Hardware & Devices 06 Jul 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,731
Posted By cytherian
Thanks. I ran CHKDSK /F, and it claimed...

Thanks.

I ran CHKDSK /F, and it claimed that no errors were found. I ran SFC /SCANNOW and it didn't turn up any critical errors.

Is it possible that there's a corrupt system file somewhere...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 06 Jul 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,731
Posted By cytherian
Thanks for the tip, GokAy. I've booted up in...

Thanks for the tip, GokAy.

I've booted up in safe mode and at first everything was normal. But when I went to look at the Event Viewer, the busy hard drive pattern started to repeat. So,...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 03 Jul 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,731
Posted By cytherian
Sporadic hard drive intensely busy, apps stop responding

I'm not sure what started to cause this. My computer was working perfectly fine up until this week.
HP dv6 Pavillion laptop, 500gb with 40% free, Windows 7 with latest updates, 4Gb RAM.

The...
Forum: Microsoft Office 22 Feb 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 9,366
Posted By cytherian
Visio viewer -- terrible at printing

I have Office 2007 and the Office 2010 Visio Viewer installed. Anytime I click on a vsd file, I am redirected to Internet Explorer where the Visio Viewer is launched. This is fine for browsing a...
Forum: Network & Sharing 23 Oct 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,953
Posted By cytherian
Actually, you misunderstood me. I was only...

Actually, you misunderstood me. I was only mentioning the phone with regards to accessibility. My primary use of the router is through a Windows OS based laptop. My side-concern was for my phone...
Forum: Network & Sharing 18 Oct 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,953
Posted By cytherian
I did switch the router to Wireless-N only and...

I did switch the router to Wireless-N only and much to my surprise, my phone worked. I'd read on-line in various Android forums that my phone wasn't compatible with Wireless-N... but either they were...
Forum: Network & Sharing 17 Oct 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,953
Posted By cytherian
Unfortunately, my cell phone does not support...

Unfortunately, my cell phone does not support Wireless N... and I do use the WiFi connection periodically. But if the performance is noticeably better with "N", I may switch to it and just use...
Forum: Network & Sharing 10 Oct 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,953
Posted By cytherian
My router was set to "Auto", and did show a...

My router was set to "Auto", and did show a co-channel in the inSSIDer display (e.g. 11+7). I selected "20MHz" to force disabled channel bonding, but upon doing so I noticed that rather than getting...
Forum: Network & Sharing 07 Oct 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,953
Posted By cytherian
I've tried a few different channels (1, 6, 11)...

I've tried a few different channels (1, 6, 11) and I'm on one with the least overlaps. They all have overlaps, except for channels in between like 2, 9, 10, etc, but I find the Mbps is not as high or...
Forum: Network & Sharing 07 Oct 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,953
Posted By cytherian
Thanks for the additional advice. Yeah, the test...

Thanks for the additional advice. Yeah, the test you suggest will be a bit difficult to do, as I don't have easy access to the router to inspect as soon as I see lag occurring.


Meanwhile, I...
Forum: Network & Sharing 05 Oct 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,953
Posted By cytherian
UserNameIssues, thanks a lot for that link. I...

UserNameIssues, thanks a lot for that link. I created two batch files, one to ping Google and one to ping the router.

Well, when I'd click on a link in the browser and find the activity stalled...
Forum: Network & Sharing 29 Sep 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,953
Posted By cytherian
Thanks a lot for the tips, guys. Regarding...

Thanks a lot for the tips, guys.

Regarding the ISP, we have not had them reset the account. Why would this need to be done? When in close proximity to the router, the problem is not nearly as...
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