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Forum: Backup and Restore 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By TechnoMage2016
OK, you have got me. System Restore and...

OK, you have got me.


System Restore and System Repair are like apples and oranges. Are not the same thing and all too often are confused for each other.



After many OS installs, System...
Forum: Backup and Restore 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By TechnoMage2016
I must ask, "what version of Ghost were you...

I must ask, "what version of Ghost were you using?". When the originating company that wrote Ghost, in New Zealand, back around 1996, sold Ghost to Symantec Corp, it began to degrade. When Ghost...
Forum: Backup and Restore 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By TechnoMage2016
Special software to back up DATA? Why? ...

Special software to back up DATA? Why?

Since the later days of MS DOS, there has been, in the OS, a quick, easy and FREE program that will back up everything but the Boot Sector on any HD.
...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 914
Posted By TechnoMage2016
Looking at that list of things you have running,...

Looking at that list of things you have running, I can see several memory hogs that I would certainly shut down, if you don't require them to be running all the time.

I find this on my customer's...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By TechnoMage2016
All too often, things just don't work the way...

All too often, things just don't work the way we'd like them to. That is when we have to get creative.
Color outside the lines, think outside of the box. I've been doing this stuff since I built...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By TechnoMage2016
A little background: When Microsoft releases...

A little background:

When Microsoft releases a new OS, they turn on, by default, just about every Service that any of their customers would ever want. But for most of us, home PC users, there are...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 2,769
Posted By TechnoMage2016
Ron, bring it here and I'll fix it for you. Eh...

Ron, bring it here and I'll fix it for you. Eh Mate? Florida is beautiful this time of year, and not too hot yet.

I run Windows 7 Ultimate x86 myself, and I prefer it over any other OS (and I...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By TechnoMage2016
Just one more little suggestion, to Old Miss'...

Just one more little suggestion, to Old Miss' from Florida.

Since we all know, or should know by now, that any MS Upgrade/Update can turn your PC into a door-stop, it's only good business to shut...
Forum: News 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By TechnoMage2016
For those of us who have been watching....an...

For those of us who have been watching....an extremely high % of all MS updates over the past nn years have all been to patch security holes in I.E. And yet, MS has not really "Fixed" it! I.E. is...
Forum: General Discussion 16 Apr 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By TechnoMage2016
Just for whatever it's worth to whomsoever gives...

Just for whatever it's worth to whomsoever gives a hoot....

I just got through fixing a neighbors eMachine that would not boot up.
I had just cleaned it out and installed a new CMOS battery less...
Forum: General Discussion 16 Apr 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,225
Posted By TechnoMage2016
What can I say? I've never found the windows...

What can I say? I've never found the windows time thingy worth two cents. I have it shut OFF on my PC.

If you set your system time off of a known good source, it should not change, and if it...
Forum: General Discussion 14 Apr 2018
Replies: 76
Views: 9,655
Posted By TechnoMage2016
Ridiculous! This is a Windows forum, to help...

Ridiculous! This is a Windows forum, to help people with problems on their Windows based PC's, and Not a Linux, Unix or MAC forum. So can we (all) please confine our remarks to making the Windows...
Forum: General Discussion 14 Apr 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By TechnoMage2016
You've not done your "DO's" as to what PC, what...

You've not done your "DO's" as to what PC, what make and model, what OS, etc. ???

How do you normally shut down that PC?

For years I've had just ONE way to shut down any of my 20 PC's and the...
Forum: General Discussion 14 Apr 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,649
Posted By TechnoMage2016
That is just so strange....a soldered in CMOS...

That is just so strange....a soldered in CMOS battery. I've not seen that in Many Years! And Never in any of the Toshiba laptops that I've had to work on, including my own.

The worse case I've...
Forum: General Discussion 13 Apr 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,649
Posted By TechnoMage2016
How are you going to run that, when the OP has...

How are you going to run that, when the OP has plainly stated that the computer will not boot from any media.

Maybe, read before you post?

:cool:
Forum: Hardware & Devices 12 Apr 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By TechnoMage2016
Until you look, you'll never know for sure! ...

Until you look, you'll never know for sure!

I've opened up hundreds of PSU's and never even got a shock. Once it's unplugged from the line power, and still connected to the motherboard and...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 12 Apr 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By TechnoMage2016
You said one thing, that made my hair stand up! ...

You said one thing, that made my hair stand up! Western Digital!

Therein lies your problem. Get a new External HD from just about any other source and you'll have something that you can better...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 12 Apr 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By TechnoMage2016
I bought six of those adapters through Amazon. ...

I bought six of those adapters through Amazon. They came from China, and NOT a single one would work.

Cheap Chinese JUNK!!! I threw them all in the garbage. I bought another one, from a company...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 12 Apr 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By TechnoMage2016
Yes, format it! Windows cannot see any hard...

Yes, format it! Windows cannot see any hard drive that does not have at least ONE partition.

:cool:
Forum: General Discussion 12 Apr 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 938
Posted By TechnoMage2016
First off, how are you attempting to get on the...

First off, how are you attempting to get on the internet? Are you connected with a LAN cable to an internet modem or Router? Or, are you attempting to connect via WiFi, if so, is your WiFi adapter...
Forum: General Discussion 12 Apr 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,649
Posted By TechnoMage2016
I know this will seem like an Over...

I know this will seem like an Over Simplification, but....when all roads lead to Rome, go to Rome. Eh?

What is common to booting the laptop for any device? HD= NO, RAM=probably NO, so what is?
...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Apr 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 2,802
Posted By TechnoMage2016
I've repaired two PC's in the last week, that...

I've repaired two PC's in the last week, that would not boot up and seemed DEAD.

Both customers were contemplating buying a new PC. Over the many years that I've been fixing PC's, I learned to...
Forum: News 02 Apr 2018
Replies: 28
Views: 7,302
Posted By TechnoMage2016
I have used and loved AMD processors for years,...

I have used and loved AMD processors for years, ever since the old 386 days. But... The Sempron 3000 was always at the bottom of the stack and a poor performer.
It could only do just so much, so...
Forum: General Discussion 31 Mar 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 3,478
Posted By TechnoMage2016
I'd never tell you what to do. All I can say is...

I'd never tell you what to do. All I can say is what I do.
Yes, the jump from XP-SP3 to Windows 7 was not a good day. Lots of tweaking to do and things not working the way I was used to. But that...
Forum: General Discussion 31 Mar 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,687
Posted By TechnoMage2016
Just a couple of things: First don't futz with...

Just a couple of things: First don't futz with the memory! Second, if you're in MSCONFIG and want to
improve performance, change the 30 second delay to 3 seconds. (minimum recognized setting)
...
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