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Forum: Sound & Audio 11 Jun 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 486
Posted By ziffel
Odd sound problem - not outputting to speakers, but does over Teamview

I was helping a friend via teamviewer, and he upgraded to an SSD, and a new GPU, new ram, etc. Everything is working beautifully, except he has no sound.

We cloned his hard drive via MiniTool,...
Forum: General Discussion 22 Oct 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By ziffel
Likewise, one can get "Hiren's Boot CD...

Likewise, one can get "Hiren's Boot CD (http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd)", and boot it to 'Mini XP' mode, for a familiar easy to use Windows interface.
Forum: General Discussion 22 Oct 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By ziffel
Then I would consider downloading Autoruns, run...

Then I would consider downloading Autoruns, run it as admin, and start paring down unncessary startup items. If you don't know what to pare down, ask and I will help you go through the autoruns tabs.
Forum: General Discussion 22 Oct 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By ziffel
Can you boot to safe mode? What video processor...

Can you boot to safe mode? What video processor do you have?
Forum: General Discussion 22 Oct 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 647
Posted By ziffel
if it happens in safe mode and in ubuntu, I doubt...

if it happens in safe mode and in ubuntu, I doubt very much it's a driver/software issue, sounds like a hardware issue.

Try booting a live OS CD, also try going into the bios and see if the...
Forum: General Discussion 22 Oct 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 3,073
Posted By ziffel
Another vote for the awesome Autohotkey (AHK). I...

Another vote for the awesome Autohotkey (AHK). I use this for so many things.

What you can do is create an empty script (which is just a text file with the .ahk extension) and load it up with...
Forum: General Discussion 01 Jun 2015
Replies: 88
Views: 117,459
Posted By ziffel
That worked. Thanks a bunch! I should have...

That worked. Thanks a bunch!

I should have known MS would do their best to hide that option ;)
Forum: General Discussion 01 Jun 2015
Replies: 88
Views: 117,459
Posted By ziffel
In an early morning before-coffee haze, I went...

In an early morning before-coffee haze, I went ahead and reserved my Win 10 upgrade. Now I regret it and would prefer to go the ISO route. According to the Win 10 Q&A page...
Forum: General Discussion 14 Dec 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,689
Posted By ziffel
Can't unlock Taskbar, Can't Pin to Taskbar, odd folder on desktop.

Hi, I am working on a laptop with Win 7 x64 Home Premium, SP1.

It was recently pretty badly infected, but has been thoroughly cleaned, and all additional bloatware uninstalled.

I am unable to...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 03 Jul 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 4,395
Posted By ziffel
Dell Inspiron n5050, missing options in F8 boot menu

Hi, I'm trying to do a factory restore on an Inspiron N5050, and the F8 menu does not have the 'Repair Your Computer' option, nor other expected items, such as last known good config. All it shows is...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 21 May 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,264
Posted By ziffel
Yes. If I toggle either of those, some...

Yes.



If I toggle either of those, some of the drives that do show up (with both enabled), aren't found and disappear.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 19 May 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,264
Posted By ziffel
Problems when switching BIOS settings to AHCI; two of my drives vanish

Win7-64 Home Premium SP1
mobo: Gigabyte EX58-UD3R (latest possible Firmware)

hard drives:
* physical 1: 500GB WD AAKS, for C: and D:
* physical 2: 1 TB WD, split into two partitions
*...
Forum: General Discussion 01 Feb 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,248
Posted By ziffel
Funny you mention Macrium. Part of the reason I...

Funny you mention Macrium. Part of the reason I restructured my partitions was to reduce the size of C:, to make it easier to image the partition. After installing windows, drivers, and favorite...
Forum: General Discussion 31 Jan 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,752
Posted By ziffel
These are the two things that caught my eye. ...

These are the two things that caught my eye.

Try unplugging the external HD and see if it happens. If it does, try also pulling the external sound card.

If it happens after a clean restore,...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 31 Jan 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 3,954
Posted By ziffel
Here's an MS Support article on...

Here's an MS Support article on repairing/reinstalling IE in Win7:

How to reinstall or repair Internet Explorer in Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318378)
Forum: General Discussion 31 Jan 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,248
Posted By ziffel
Thanks to all for the replies. I knew that even...

Thanks to all for the replies. I knew that even after a repair, I wouldn't feel confident about the security of the system, even post-cleaning, so I went ahead and just wiped the entire partition and...
Forum: General Discussion 30 Jan 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,248
Posted By ziffel
post-trojan cleaning, Hidden/System folders no longer hidden/system

Greetings.

Win7-64, Home Premium, SP1.

I had a trojan infection last night, and successfully cleaned it using Combofix and MBAM, however, this morning I opened Windows Explorer, and noticed...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 29 Dec 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,620
Posted By ziffel
Hi, yes, I did try setting the timings manually....

Hi, yes, I did try setting the timings manually. I got different results with different things I'd tried, but none of them were a successful boot.



I thought about trying just the 3 sticks,...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 28 Dec 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,620
Posted By ziffel
Deacon, I agree with you 100%. It's just the...

Deacon, I agree with you 100%. It's just the problem some of us have to push the limits. But, you're right it only matters in benchmarks, not actual usage. I'm running 2400 ram, and this computer...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 28 Dec 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,620
Posted By ziffel
Got DDR3-2133 mhz RAM for Christmas, no luck getting stated speed

Specs:
Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R (rev 1.0)
Bios: F2Q (latest)
intel Core i7-920 @ stock 2.66 + 'turbo', thus 2.80
RAM: 16GB (4x4) Patriot Viper, PC3-17000, 2133 mhz (11-11-11-27)


GA-EX58-UD3R...
Forum: General Discussion 18 Dec 2012
Replies: 57
Views: 327,680
Posted By ziffel
I had this problem this morning, and found this...

I had this problem this morning, and found this thread via google. I update for the benefit of those in the future who search and find this thread like me.

The Tachy solution (bottom of page 1:...
Forum: General Discussion 12 Apr 2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,415
Posted By ziffel
Yep, and you know, it's funny. Back in the old...

Yep, and you know, it's funny. Back in the old days, this would have been easy to figure out. The HD's back then were so loud you'd hear them spin up then 'click' on ... drives today are so quiet, I...
Forum: General Discussion 12 Apr 2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,415
Posted By ziffel
Thanks guys. Lee was spot on with the drive power...

Thanks guys. Lee was spot on with the drive power issue. I just checked, and realized there was a small link to get to "advanced power settings". I looked and saw the HD's were set to power down in...
Forum: General Discussion 12 Apr 2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,415
Posted By ziffel
Odd pauses in Explorer when clicking or opening items

Hi all,

I have 7 home premium 64. This is a fresh build of the OS. I'm getting these occasional odd pauses when clicking on something in Windows explorer. example, i just double clicked a file to...
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