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Forum: Hardware & Devices 05 Nov 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By theoldwizard1
The only "button" on the laptop is the "airplane...

The only "button" on the laptop is the "airplane mode" which I believe turns both WiFi and Bluetooth On and Off. The WiFi is On so I assume the Bluetooth is On also.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 02 Nov 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By theoldwizard1
Latest driver from HP installed SP88577...

Latest driver from HP installed SP88577 (https://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp88501-89000/sp88577.exe)

NO JOY !
Forum: Hardware & Devices 01 Nov 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By theoldwizard1
Win 7 cannot "discover" MS Mouse 5000 via Bluetooth

Yes, I have searched all of the threads that reference this and I think I have tried all of the suggestions.

"Rebuilding" Win7 on an older laptop after a hard drive crash. The install was done...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 16 Jun 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 2,731
Posted By theoldwizard1
SVCHOST consuming 25% of my CPUs

Just started today, but it seems to be continuous, even after a couple of reboots

388125
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 10 Mar 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 9,687
Posted By theoldwizard1
svchost.exe (netsvcs) consuming 25% of a quad core laptop

This just started in the past few days.

Resource Monitor says that the svchost.exe (netsvcs) process has 39 threads and as mentioned it is using 25% of the CPU. Not when I first boot up, but...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 15 Dec 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 699
Posted By theoldwizard1
Well ... The Devices and Printers menu DOES have...

Well ... The Devices and Printers menu DOES have an Eject selection on the right click menu and it does work !

It would still be nice to Eject from Windows Explorer right click menu.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 15 Dec 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 699
Posted By theoldwizard1
External drive NOT Removable

I have a NexStar CX external housing with a Toshiba MQ01ABD075 that a pull out of something. Slapped the 2 together an plugged it into a spare USB2 port on my laptop. Then is used DISKPART from a...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 16 Apr 2015
Replies: 48
Views: 85,462
Posted By theoldwizard1
I disagree with both The application must...

I disagree with both


The application must follow the rules of THE COMPUTER LANGUAGE IT IS WRITTEN IN, which provides the run-time environment! The OS should have very little, if any affect on...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 16 Apr 2015
Replies: 48
Views: 85,462
Posted By theoldwizard1
35+ years administering medium and large VM...

35+ years administering medium and large VM systems. I stand by my position.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 15 Apr 2015
Replies: 48
Views: 85,462
Posted By theoldwizard1
Well stated and I concur ! We will never...

Well stated and I concur !


We will never know just exactly what the application is doing !

I can only report what I have observed. Large Free list application runs to completion. Large...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 13 Apr 2015
Replies: 48
Views: 85,462
Posted By theoldwizard1
Please re-read my posts. I do not know how to be...

Please re-read my posts. I do not know how to be more clear.

Running a slide show application (.EXE) crashes after about 15 minutes when there is ZERO Free memory.

Running the same slide show...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 12 Apr 2015
Replies: 48
Views: 85,462
Posted By theoldwizard1
Okay, I understand where you are coming from. ...

Okay, I understand where you are coming from. Free memory is wasting a resource, if there is something better that it could be used for (I/O buffers/cache).

Then the issue is Windows NOT...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 12 Apr 2015
Replies: 48
Views: 85,462
Posted By theoldwizard1
The problem I am having (if you read my post) is...

The problem I am having (if you read my post) is an application (slide show) crashing, when there is (effectively) ZERO Free memory.

It does not crash when there is sufficient Free memory...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 12 Apr 2015
Replies: 48
Views: 85,462
Posted By theoldwizard1
... Windows does NOT release Standby Memeory

HP laptop, AMD A10-5745M, 16 GB memory, 500 GB SSD, more than 50% free, 15GB swap file.

This laptop is used to show slide shows that are distributed as .EXEs (application).

This is not my...
Forum: Installation & Setup 10 Apr 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 2,441
Posted By theoldwizard1
Correct ! I didn't want to do a complete...

Correct !

I didn't want to do a complete re-install, but it was inevitable. Yes, the computer did support a legacy mode and I booted the retail distribution and the install went flawless. No...
Forum: Installation & Setup 10 Apr 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 2,441
Posted By theoldwizard1
I new it had something to do with EFI, but I...

I new it had something to do with EFI, but I checked the BIOS and Legacy BIOS IS Enabled.

The whole point was to NOT have to do a clean install, but I looks like that is what is going to happen. ...
Forum: Installation & Setup 09 Apr 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 2,441
Posted By theoldwizard1
Repair/recover disc won't boot

My laptop currently has a EFI System Reserved partition that I am trying to replace with the "typical" NTFS System Reserved partition (EFI is not supported under Ghost 15). Using recdisc.exe I have...
Forum: Customization 02 Feb 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 5,011
Posted By theoldwizard1
Problem making a soft link (MKLINK /D)

Had a recent system crash caused by kicking the power cord out (made certain THAT won't happen again). I have run CHKDSK /R C:

Very simple system


C: drive contains Windows 7, application...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 04 Oct 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,873
Posted By theoldwizard1
How do systems that uses SATA determine which is the C: drive ?

Hard drive crashed. Not completely, but it was no longer a "stable" system.

I used this as an opportunity to purchase a SSD and install a clean "retail" version of Windows 7. After many Windows...
Forum: General Discussion 04 Oct 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 1,506
Posted By theoldwizard1
Recovering gamma data from crashed drive

The C: drive crashed on my machine. Not completely but bad enough that I no longer trust it. This is an HP machine so it has the HP "flavor" of Windows 7 that does not allow a "repair' (like the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 08 Oct 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 16,518
Posted By theoldwizard1
If your Bluetooth Mouse quits working after a...

If your Bluetooth Mouse quits working after a Windows 7 update, try the following.

Go into Control Panel -> Device and Printers and see if there is a mouse (or 2) already there. If so, right...
Forum: Drivers 08 Oct 2011
Replies: 21
Views: 65,988
Posted By theoldwizard1
If your Bluetooth Mouse quits working after a...

If your Bluetooth Mouse quits working after a Windows 7 update, try the following.

Go into Control Panel -> Device and Printers and see if there is a mouse (or 2) already there. If so, right...
Forum: Drivers 08 Oct 2011
Replies: 32
Views: 339,737
Posted By theoldwizard1
If your Bluetooth mouse quits working after an...

If your Bluetooth mouse quits working after an update, try the following.

Go into Control Panel -> Device and Printers and see if there is a mouse (or 2) already there. If so, right click on the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 08 Oct 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 43,986
Posted By theoldwizard1
If your Bluetooth Mouse quits working after a...

If your Bluetooth Mouse quits working after a Windows 7 update, try the following.

Go into Control Panel -> Device and Printers and see if there is a mouse (or 2) already there. If so, right...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 28 May 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 23,111
Posted By theoldwizard1
Nope Well, Win7 found the printer, but...

Nope

Well, Win7 found the printer, but wanted to install it as Copy 1 (meaning there was already a printer with the same name installed). I cancelled at that point.

Then I ran the HP Uninstall...
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