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Forum: System Security 1 Hour Ago
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Posted By zapp22
Hidden Admin account password worked ONCE... never again

gang I realize some of you are touchy about this subject but help me out - I have not seen this one before.
I bought [using it as 'we speak'] DC7900 from a huge recycler - the 3rd I've bought from...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By zapp22
yes it looks like that. is there no way to...

yes it looks like that.

is there no way to find out HOW its loading itself at startup???
I see the linkage in Task Manager, but cannot change permissions, cannot delete anything - its like its...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By zapp22
Cannot get rid of WINDOWS MAIL

gang I picked up a refurb that has Windows Pro x64 which was auto-installed through some streamlined installer.
It leaves a WOW6432 mess that I cannot resolve - has [among other things] a lone...
Forum: System Security 4 Days Ago
Replies: 938
Views: 123,374
Posted By zapp22
I debate whether macbooks are more expensive. ...

I debate whether macbooks are more expensive. If one keeps up with the releases, there is a "right time" to buy/sell/trade macbooks. I buy mac things on ebay [I do a lot of business both ways...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By zapp22
battery has no effect on ability to connect to a...

battery has no effect on ability to connect to a time server.

finally punted "windows" in favor of another clock site; time.nist.gov - it worked/works.
thanks all
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By zapp22
Why can I NOT connect to windows.time.com ??

clock is wrong
service is started
hit "update now" on "Internet Time" tab in clock settings - timeout.

So I go to browser, enter windows.time.com and get timeout - on any/all browsers.

why is...
Forum: System Security 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By zapp22
yep, all good stuff. xplode and jrt and avast...

yep, all good stuff.
xplode and jrt and avast missed the real issues. mbam got 'em.

I figured it out, and I thank you for reminding me about resetting the hosts file - I was racking my memory...
Forum: System Security 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By zapp22
post-malware one problem remains: google.com redirect

anyone have the answer to this? had a desktop infected with search conduit of some vintage.
cleared the infection except for one remaining issue that I cannot find a cure for: irrespective of what...
Forum: System Security 25 Jul 2014
Replies: 938
Views: 123,374
Posted By zapp22
here's a little chum in the waters; Note...

here's a little chum in the waters;
Note carefully what the writer/editor says about "never having seen".... it got my attention.
its xp, but ....
XP Users Can Still Get Effective Antivirus...
Forum: System Security 14 Jul 2014
Replies: 938
Views: 123,374
Posted By zapp22
as said b4 by myself and others, in the current...

as said b4 by myself and others, in the current climate and as PC's become extinct [thanks to microsoft and the bloatware-inviting vendors], there is no "antimalware" that works, though 2 things can...
Forum: Graphic Cards 03 Jul 2014
Replies: 0
Views: 462
Posted By zapp22
AMD Overdrive function missing from CCC. How to fix?

anyone know this?
on a AMD APU-based laptop [I have three at the moment] I really need that function working so I can configure Presets/Profiles to pre-empt the Display Driver timeout problem...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 16 Jun 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 532
Posted By zapp22
IE11 Hangs on First Run... CPU utilization @ 25% .. Every time

HI friends this is for a windows 7 Home Premium x64 system [HP/CPQ Elite, i3 etc ]
I've been chasing down and fixing several Windows 7 issues with this system.
One that remains is this: on a fresh...
Forum: Graphic Cards 08 Jun 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By zapp22
I'm thinking that the real issue is that the fan...

I'm thinking that the real issue is that the fan itself is noisy - if it would rotate at something like 30% it would have a tone that isn't so noticeable - probably the fan isnt going to have a long...
Forum: Graphic Cards 07 Jun 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By zapp22
I did that but, as others in other posts/threads...

I did that but, as others in other posts/threads have noted, no matter what I tweak, the result is the same. MSI-A reports the nominal spin as being 65% of max - I cannot vouch for that but...
Forum: Graphic Cards 05 Jun 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By zapp22
Nvidia driver 'pegs' fan 100%. 620 GT

gang how do I stop this annoyance? have a EVGA Geforce 620 GT card in a DC7900. card is nice and quiet like my evga 630 gt in an identical system, UNTIL windows fully loads up and the NVIDIA driver...
Forum: Graphic Cards 18 May 2014
Replies: 21
Views: 127,660
Posted By zapp22
first, just to say "Thank You" for those who...

first, just to say "Thank You" for those who contributed excellent solutions to this issue I just encountered - not on my system but one I put in for someone else. But have a question and want to...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 11 May 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By zapp22
thx AG. I had seen a few similar issues in...

thx AG.
I had seen a few similar issues in threads on MS tech sites, but no satisfactory answers. I guess if there were a rash of these I would see more traffic. I use time-warner email acct...
Forum: System Security 09 May 2014
Replies: 938
Views: 123,374
Posted By zapp22
as I said in my last post, I think this category...

as I said in my last post, I think this category is dead, or at best 'on life support'. someone mentioned above the weakening of "AV Suites". duh. they don't work. Most of them always were spammy...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 09 May 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By zapp22
"Live Mail" Deleted messages return to Inbox a year later

Wondering if any of you have seen this oddity? :sarc:
My working theory is to blame MS ... haha - my guess being that a general update of Live Essentials/Live-Mail caused the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 22 Apr 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By zapp22
from chasing a lot of threads on the subject, I...

from chasing a lot of threads on the subject, I come to exactly the opposite conclusion.
its a stubborn issue for sure because it fools the 2nd line support people at the vendors and they call the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 21 Apr 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By zapp22
Touchpad Trackpad inoperable after sleep

Guys I see hundreds of posts on this old and aggravating topic with totally guesswork "answers" from Microsoft, help forums, including this one. There has to be an answer, right?

BTW this seems...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 12 Apr 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By zapp22
actually it was on the generic ps/2 mouse driver...

actually it was on the generic ps/2 mouse driver when it bombed. I don't like some of the behavior of the ultranav driver... trying to turn everything annoying off and haven't quite succeeded.
so,...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 11 Apr 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By zapp22
Fresh install: Touchpad pointer lost after sleep. randomly.

Guys I've been using this little Thinkpad x120e for years: I can't find a replacement that does as much as well :geek:.
I just did a fresh install of win7 x64 home premium on a new samsung 840 pro...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 01 Apr 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 634
Posted By zapp22
gracias Mad!

gracias Mad!
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 01 Apr 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 634
Posted By zapp22
3rd party Disk Diags tool? which best?

gang I have an unusual situation I can't explain: an ordinary HP desktop, good quality, that black-screened a couple weeks ago and left little hints about what the cause was. I'll have to sift...
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