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Forum: Hardware & Devices 15 Oct 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 9,862
Posted By Brian Keefe
Thank you for the concern SandeepP. My system...

Thank you for the concern SandeepP. My system is back up and running with a new 500 GB HDD. The Dell recovery disks arrived just after I got the call from the computer shop that my system was...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 15 Oct 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 9,862
Posted By Brian Keefe
Thanks SandeepP for that detailed reply. I...

Thanks SandeepP for that detailed reply. I dropped my computer off at a repair shop yesterday with the new hard disk drive I purchased. They are going to reload my operating system.

What's...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 13 Oct 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 9,862
Posted By Brian Keefe
Thanks for the help guys. I ordered those...

Thanks for the help guys. I ordered those recovery disks on Thursday just before I crashed my system again after backing up to an external Toshiba hard drive I just purchased. While checking the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 11 Oct 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 9,862
Posted By Brian Keefe
Hi Brian, Welcome to Seven forums. I...

Hi Brian,

Welcome to Seven forums.

I would like to inform you that it seems to be an issue with the harddrive of the system and it would require replacement.

However, to confirm the same you...
Forum: System Security 10 Oct 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 3,593
Posted By Brian Keefe
Another way to get rid of Sweetpack is to do a...

Another way to get rid of Sweetpack is to do a Windows system restore to some previous point before the malware was loaded. For most malware problems over the past 3-5 years I've found this to be the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 10 Oct 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 9,862
Posted By Brian Keefe
While trying to load a HD sentinel from CNET I...

While trying to load a HD sentinel from CNET I picked up a malware/spyware search engine called "Sweetpacks" that has become my new default search engine! It won't go away by selecting a new default...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 10 Oct 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,157
Posted By Brian Keefe
From my own experiences you can only get to the...

From my own experiences you can only get to the S/U repair page via the F8 key when it is cycled during S/U. Once Windows is loaded I don't think it's available. But I have seen numerous variations...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 10 Oct 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 9,862
Posted By Brian Keefe
SMART disk drive error-can't access Advanced Boot Options repair mode

My system is showing an internal hard drive error and F8 advanced boot options page doesn't appear to exist anymore (lost recovery via F8). That limits my troubleshooting.

The system is a Dell...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 22 Nov 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 8,467
Posted By Brian Keefe
Yeah, we switched to a brand new mouse pad once...

Yeah, we switched to a brand new mouse pad once this problem first arose. It seemed to help a little but not a huge difference. Haven't tried deleting the mouse driver and reinstalling. That would a...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 22 Nov 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 8,467
Posted By Brian Keefe
USB Mouse freezing for a second or two every minute or so

The problem of mouse freeze ups first started 1-2 months ago. And back then the screen would actually freeze up where only unplugging power to the computer would allow me to shut it down and start...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 17 Nov 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 3,410
Posted By Brian Keefe
Well zigzag3143 I'm back. I guess the problem...

Well zigzag3143 I'm back. I guess the problem wasn't fully solved. Or if it was due to heat, possibly I overheated my computer again. The computer was running fine for several days until around...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 13 Nov 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 3,410
Posted By Brian Keefe
Thanks for the help provided. I haven't had a...

Thanks for the help provided. I haven't had a blue screen after several hours of heavy use today.

When I first ran the MemTest86+ with all 4 memory sticks still in place, I received 3,000...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 13 Nov 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 3,410
Posted By Brian Keefe
Nice. Got a "memory management" BSOD just sitting...

Nice. Got a "memory management" BSOD just sitting here reading my 2nd post for errors. Wasn't touching or doing anything. I will follow the recommendations listed by ZigZag3143 above...after getting...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 13 Nov 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 3,410
Posted By Brian Keefe
More to the story

For fear of a dump in the middle of my explanation I had to give this info in multiple posts.

8 dump reports are zip attached. I don't have the software to read them. There were also some...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 12 Nov 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 3,410
Posted By Brian Keefe
BSOD while surfing the web - no gaming or heavy duty usage

Operating system is windows 7 home prem 64 bit. All stock Dell Inspiron 560 loaded and ready (Q8300 @2.5 ghz with 6 MB ram w/basic graphic and sound cards). Only software changes I've done were...
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