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Forum: Software 22 Jun 2017
Replies: 1,038
Views: 296,594
Posted By MilesAhead
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+1 http://images.zaazu.com/img/Welcome--welcome-hello-greetings-smiley-emoticon-000985-medium.gif (http://zaazu.com)
Forum: General Discussion 16 Jun 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1,127
Posted By MilesAhead
See if this page is any help: Event ID 3002 —...

See if this page is any help:
Event ID 3002 — User-mode Protected Media Path File Validation (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc734001(v=ws.10).aspx)

Edit: it is supposed to apply...
Forum: General Discussion 26 Apr 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By MilesAhead
Are you double clicking the document to open it? ...

Are you double clicking the document to open it? If so the simplest alternative may be to put a shortcut to the PDF viewer you want in the Send To menu. Right click the document, navigate into Send...
Forum: General Discussion 03 Apr 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,180
Posted By MilesAhead
It is a good idea to get NirLauncher...

It is a good idea to get NirLauncher (http://launcher.nirsoft.net/downloads/)

There are so many utilities that you are bound to find something relevant. The hard part is tracking all the system...
Forum: General Discussion 27 Mar 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,180
Posted By MilesAhead
Perhaps the OP means "unblock" rather than...

Perhaps the OP means "unblock" rather than "unlock?" If true I could see a use for that function if you wanted to unblock the last 100 downloads you stored. :)

But I am just guessing. If the OP...
Forum: Backup and Restore 25 Mar 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,427
Posted By MilesAhead
A method I have used for years is the File Sync...

A method I have used for years is the File Sync mechanism in Free Commander (http://freecommander.com/en/downloads/). Simply navigate to source and destination folders. Then in the Folders Menu...
Forum: General Discussion 21 Mar 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,142
Posted By MilesAhead
If it is a "spinner" it may be a good idea to run...

If it is a "spinner" it may be a good idea to run a disk diagnostic. Usually the HD manufacturer has free diagnostic software for the drive available for download on their web site. Use Speccy...
Forum: Software 17 Mar 2017
Replies: 1,038
Views: 296,594
Posted By MilesAhead
Now that I have an Android tablet and phone it is...

Now that I have an Android tablet and phone it is kind of fun to check out some of the apps. It reminds me of the old Dos days. One program to do one thing. :)

If the Lappy has enough horse...
Forum: Software 16 Mar 2017
Replies: 1,038
Views: 296,594
Posted By MilesAhead
I know from my own experience even if nobody can...

I know from my own experience even if nobody can think of a freeware to do a job needed by a poster in a forum, follow-ups suggesting a shareware that can fill the bill are deleted as if they were...
Forum: Software 15 Mar 2017
Replies: 1,038
Views: 296,594
Posted By MilesAhead
+1 I have been frequenting Tech Support Alert for...

+1 I have been frequenting Tech Support Alert for many years. I used to post comments frequently. They seem to have revitalized lately. In any case with that site it is good to read the comments,...
Forum: General Discussion 09 Mar 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By MilesAhead
IIUC the OP is saying sometimes the application...

IIUC the OP is saying sometimes the application will accept the drop and sometimes not. Same program, same file type, same OS. IOW an intermittent problem.
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 06 Mar 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2,885
Posted By MilesAhead
I tended to use players other than WMP. But I...

I tended to use players other than WMP. But I never got rid of it since it does have support for some things missing in others. One example is PGS subtitles. Doing video conversions and whatnot,...
Forum: General Discussion 04 Mar 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By MilesAhead
Sounds like some system files could have been...

Sounds like some system files could have been corrupted.
Try running the command
sfc /SCANNOW

three times in a row. See if it replaces corrupted system files.

Even a "cheapie" UPS is worth...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Mar 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 776
Posted By MilesAhead
You are welcome. I am glad it worked out for you....

You are welcome. I am glad it worked out for you. :)
Forum: General Discussion 01 Mar 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 776
Posted By MilesAhead
There are many places in Windows that can start...

There are many places in Windows that can start an application on boot. This free AutoRuns utility will list them all. Not just the startup folders:

Autoruns for Windows...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 24 Feb 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 630
Posted By MilesAhead
Sure thing. Let us know what you find out.

Sure thing. Let us know what you find out.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 23 Feb 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 630
Posted By MilesAhead
What make HD do you have? Generally I would try...

What make HD do you have? Generally I would try to download a disk diagnostic program from the maker of the drive. It might be giving off false SMART data. I know I had a Seagate drive that looked...
Forum: General Discussion 14 Feb 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By MilesAhead
( Whoops. The page I was going to reference...

( Whoops. The page I was going to reference does not seem to have any relation to breadcrumbs. Just showing full path in the title bar of Explorer. ) But I did see someone mention the...
Forum: General Discussion 10 Feb 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Posted By MilesAhead
Thanks for trying it out. If you like it please...

Thanks for trying it out. If you like it please download it again because I fixed a small bug where changes to the Open On Click setting in the Tray Menu were not saved if the program was closed due...
Forum: General Discussion 10 Feb 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Posted By MilesAhead
If you want to have a few readily accessible...

If you want to have a few readily accessible folders that may change frequently, my Quotidian Folders freeware may be for you. It is a simple hotkey in the tray. Select one or more folders in...
Forum: General Discussion 03 Feb 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By MilesAhead
No, Eclectician is not a typo. :) Aldous...

No, Eclectician is not a typo. :)

Aldous Huxley thought rather than adhering to dogma we should cherry pick the best parts of all systems. In his novel Island he gives a hypothetical where the...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Feb 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By MilesAhead
I don't know if anyone really knows what is wrong...

I don't know if anyone really knows what is wrong with the shell icon handling. I used RocketDock and 7Stacks. Often a program with a custom icon would revert to a blank page icon. The only way I...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Feb 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,296
Posted By MilesAhead
You are welcome. I did Linux back in the day. I...

You are welcome. I did Linux back in the day. I did a few versions of Slackware. Tried RedHat and a couple of others. The one I liked best was Mandrake 9.1. Last time I checked it was renamed...
Forum: General Discussion 01 Feb 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,296
Posted By MilesAhead
This image seems to be from Microsoft. Please...

This image seems to be from Microsoft. Please check it out carefully before booting it though:
Microsoft services...
Forum: General Discussion 25 Jan 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,296
Posted By MilesAhead
I think the OP is saying that the login is hung...

I think the OP is saying that the login is hung at that point. Hitting Enter does nothing. No error message about incorrect password etc..

I cannot remember running into this on Windows. I seem...
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