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Forum: Performance & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
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Posted By pawz7
thank you for the advice ICIT. Appreciated.

thank you for the advice ICIT. Appreciated.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By pawz7
thankyou ICIT, sfc did not find any issues and ...

thankyou ICIT, sfc did not find any issues and no malware present - Callender's suggestion about doing a registry merge for default extensions did the trick, so all sorted now
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By pawz7
it seems to have worked Callender - I forgot you...

it seems to have worked Callender - I forgot you said to merge the .lnk, and I merged the directory extension instead since it is folders that seem to be linked - but it seems to have solved the...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By pawz7
thanks Callender, will give it a try.

thanks Callender, will give it a try.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By pawz7
ICIT yes, I will run sfc - was going to get round...

ICIT yes, I will run sfc - was going to get round to it, just not done it yet. I have already checked for malware but did not really expect to find any as the real-time sensors would have picked it...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By pawz7
Is this a registry issue?

hello, this computer is x86, running Windows seven Intel dual core processor. I am the only user. It runs fine and have no real problems with it - but something quirky has happened today. When I...
Forum: Installation & Setup 20 May 2016
Replies: 16
Views: 750
Posted By pawz7
the new system is on - but not without drama....

the new system is on - but not without drama. The disk came, with a new PID - except the disk was not 'new' as described by the seller; the packet had been unsealed and the disk was clearly...
Forum: Installation & Setup 17 May 2016
Replies: 16
Views: 750
Posted By pawz7
well chaps, I will put your advice onto notepad...

well chaps, I will put your advice onto notepad and consult as necessary. When the W7 disk comes it will be a reformat and clean install. I do have a Vista OS here if I needed to do a hop, but hope...
Forum: Installation & Setup 17 May 2016
Replies: 16
Views: 750
Posted By pawz7
have got sp3 from MajorGeeks, so getting there...

have got sp3 from MajorGeeks, so getting there for XP. We have another Dimension 3100, and I shall put the W7 disk on there and see what happens, so one way or the other, she should have a working...
Forum: Installation & Setup 17 May 2016
Replies: 16
Views: 750
Posted By pawz7
alphanumeric, it is a new, unused Dell disk as...

alphanumeric, it is a new, unused Dell disk as first stated in my post. The box is a Dell box which shipped with XP. we want to upgrade it for my daughter as the machine recently became unstable and...
Forum: Installation & Setup 12 May 2016
Replies: 16
Views: 750
Posted By pawz7
Installing full OEM W7 on Dell which is currently XP

can someone remind me please, just on one point. We want to install a full unused OEM Dell Windows disk onto a Dell computer which originally shipped with XP. What happens about the product key?...
Forum: General Discussion 15 Jan 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By pawz7
Thank you GEWB, I hear what you say and will ...

Thank you GEWB, I hear what you say and will keep it as an option. SMART does not report anything via HWinfo, nor chkdsk, nor sfc - I have SpinRite, I could run that I s'pose.. I was hoping there...
Forum: General Discussion 14 Jan 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By pawz7
whole folder corrupted

Hello folks, not quite sure where this topic fits, so posting here. As the title says, I have a whole folder, filled with Word docs, notepad, Firefox pages, pdf's etc, and none of them can be...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 13 Dec 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 921
Posted By pawz7
thank you ICIT2LOL. Hopefully I won't be...

thank you ICIT2LOL. Hopefully I won't be bothered with it (W10) as I took ownership of the GWX folder in System 32 and renamed it. That seems to have shut it up.. :)
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 12 Dec 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 921
Posted By pawz7
absolutely ICIT2LOL, some changes good (like XP...

absolutely ICIT2LOL, some changes good (like XP after Windows 9x -such a relief), some bad, like this world in general. Happy birthday of SOON!
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 11 Dec 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 921
Posted By pawz7
Dear ICIT2LOL, I am a happy bunny; the problem is...

Dear ICIT2LOL, I am a happy bunny; the problem is sorted! After I installed the new Ti Graphics card, the machine was slow to boot, and clearly summat was wrong, so I went onto the mobo site and...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 04 Dec 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 921
Posted By pawz7
system won't stay shut down...

..and I can't get into BIOS (UEFI).

hello wise ones.

The machine is an i5 and about 3 years old. I believe I had this problem once before, but have forgotten what I needed to do to fix it..
...
Forum: Installation & Setup 18 Nov 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,149
Posted By pawz7
ahh, dear old fdisk... interesting adventure...

ahh, dear old fdisk... interesting adventure wasnot, but.. no, I will reminisce on the good bits in my idle moments, and try to forget the day I just had a blinking cursor and no clue as to what next...
Forum: Installation & Setup 17 Nov 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,149
Posted By pawz7
it came this morning.. now we have to go through...

it came this morning.. now we have to go through the entire clean install process and put-everything-back-where-it-was-before scenario again.... oh joy..:(
Forum: Installation & Setup 17 Nov 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,149
Posted By pawz7
oh, sorry wasnotwas. Truth be known though, there...

oh, sorry wasnotwas. Truth be known though, there is nuttin much clever about 'building' computers today - the cleverness comes in understanding what is going on under the hood and knowing how to fix...
Forum: Installation & Setup 16 Nov 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,149
Posted By pawz7
I say 'built' but it is hardly that these days -...

I say 'built' but it is hardly that these days - no fiddling with jumpers or worrying about 'chip creep' like it used to be, just fix it all together, press the button and da-da!
Forum: Installation & Setup 16 Nov 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,149
Posted By pawz7
we built the system, and had already bought a...

we built the system, and had already bought a Win 7 disk for the older 32 bit computer, so put that onto the 64bit without thinking about the difference.
Forum: Installation & Setup 16 Nov 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,149
Posted By pawz7
we got a paging error on the new machine two...

we got a paging error on the new machine two days ago - himself was quite upset to see a blue screen on his new computer. This has decided us to get the 64bit OS. I assumed it could be to do with...
Forum: Installation & Setup 14 Nov 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,149
Posted By pawz7
don't want to go down the PAE road - from what I...

don't want to go down the PAE road - from what I have read in the past it is not recommended and could lead to instability. We will probably go fo a 64 bit OS, as you say, eventually. He isn't a...
Forum: Installation & Setup 14 Nov 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,149
Posted By pawz7
so, to be clear, we need to put a 64bit OS on...

so, to be clear, we need to put a 64bit OS on there to access all the available memory.. yes?

Oh, I see from unreal's post that yes, this is so. Thanks guys (sigh)
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