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Forum: General Discussion 14 Oct 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,405
Posted By cottonball
Thanks for the info. Have a feeling this...

Thanks for the info.

Have a feeling this is a lost cause also, and not worth fixing. There might be a short circuit somewhere. but the exact location is anybody's guess. Keep thinking the fan...
Forum: General Discussion 14 Oct 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,405
Posted By cottonball
Thanks for your reply! When the power...

Thanks for your reply!

When the power button is pressed, the power button starts blinking continuously, along with the status indicators. These lights do not stop blinking unless you remove the...
Forum: General Discussion 13 Oct 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,405
Posted By cottonball
Thank you for the reply. The only thing the...

Thank you for the reply.

The only thing the power button does is blink, along with some other status indicators.
The fan does not move.

The laptop cannot be turned off by continuously...
Forum: General Discussion 13 Oct 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,405
Posted By cottonball
Gateway M-7301u with linking power button and status indicators...

Would appreciate some assistance. Might not be in the correct forum, if not, please move.

Have a Gateway M-7301u laptop belonging to a friend, and currently running Windows 7 Home Premium.
...
Forum: Backup and Restore 12 Oct 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 982
Posted By cottonball
Backing up Windows 7 easy options

Would appreciate some assistance with the use of Windows 7 Backup. Trying to help friends, and provide them some options. The have no desire to install Windows 10, for now, anyway.

Their use of...
Forum: System Security 15 Feb 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By cottonball
applepie, Did you run RKill and TDSSKiller? ...

applepie,

Did you run RKill and TDSSKiller?

Please attach the results or us to see what we can help you with.
Forum: System Security 05 Feb 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By cottonball
applepie, Please run RKill, as suggested by...

applepie,

Please run RKill, as suggested by samuria.

Instructions:

RKill Download (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/)
(Select the green button on the top left.)
Save the...
Forum: System Security 26 Jan 2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,061
Posted By cottonball
Just a casual cruiser, LB! :D

Just a casual cruiser, LB! :D
Forum: System Security 25 Jan 2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,061
Posted By cottonball
Looks as if the malware issue was resolved as of...

Looks as if the malware issue was resolved as of 16 Jan 17:
What does this mean in Qoobox?, note 2017 entries. - Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs...
Forum: Tutorials 28 Oct 2016
Replies: 205
Views: 987,715
Posted By cottonball
That's right! So far, have kept 10-12 GB of...

That's right!

So far, have kept 10-12 GB of the SD filled, and do not wish to go too much beyond that.
Basically, this machine is a tablet that can be used as a laptop. It is fine for what I do.
Forum: Tutorials 28 Oct 2016
Replies: 205
Views: 987,715
Posted By cottonball
Thanks again!! Will check on doing a backup....

Thanks again!!

Will check on doing a backup. This is happening on a Tablet/Laptop (2 in 1) where the SSD is only 32GB. Trying to stay as lean as possible...
Forum: Tutorials 27 Oct 2016
Replies: 205
Views: 987,715
Posted By cottonball
Thanks, Brink! ...what if you are too lazy...

Thanks, Brink!

...what if you are too lazy to move files and stuff to the new account?
Forum: Tutorials 27 Oct 2016
Replies: 205
Views: 987,715
Posted By cottonball
Wondering if this tutorial would work to change...

Wondering if this tutorial would work to change the name of the C:\Users\(user-name) folder in Windows 10??

Have an error in the User name...

Thanks in advance for the help.
Forum: Installation & Setup 18 Sep 2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,261
Posted By cottonball
Checked Device Manager once again, and tried to...

Checked Device Manager once again, and tried to update the wireless, video, and a couple other drivers. In all cases, after Windows did its search, it came back with the statement that the latest...
Forum: Installation & Setup 17 Sep 2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,261
Posted By cottonball
Wireless. Looked at Device Manage, and...

Wireless.

Looked at Device Manage, and everything seemed OK. Will look again, when I can.

Activating the OS was among the first things I did. Somehow got pounded into my old head many years ago...
Forum: Installation & Setup 17 Sep 2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,261
Posted By cottonball
Acer Aspire One ZG5 Manufactured Date: 0810 ...

Acer Aspire One ZG5 Manufactured Date: 0810 (August 2010?)

Not that bad. I did an W7 clean install earlier in the year for some friends on an 8 to 9 year old Gateway (had a box with the cow...
Forum: Installation & Setup 17 Sep 2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,261
Posted By cottonball
Thanks, TrashZone! I think I have KB3020369...

Thanks, TrashZone!

I think I have KB3020369 & KB3172605 installed. At first I tried to install about 40 updates, and that did not work. The system froze, got a black screen, etc.

So, next go...
Forum: Installation & Setup 17 Sep 2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,261
Posted By cottonball
Well, the Android install struck out. Got to the...

Well, the Android install struck out. Got to the menu with choices to use Lollipop from the UBB, and then it froze. Tried again, same thing.

Back to W7Starter. After a couple of tries, Checking...
Forum: Installation & Setup 16 Sep 2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,261
Posted By cottonball
Yep, and only 1GB RAM with no prospect of...

Yep, and only 1GB RAM with no prospect of upgrading.

Thinking about installing an Android (Lollipop). The machine might be good for that.
Have installed Linux distros before, but not an Android...
Forum: Installation & Setup 16 Sep 2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,261
Posted By cottonball
Thanks for the replies!! @Megahertz07: ...

Thanks for the replies!!

@Megahertz07:

Working on it, but getting a bunch of failed update installs, and unexpected shutdowns.


@ThrashZone

Followed the same install process, but, the...
Forum: Installation & Setup 16 Sep 2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,261
Posted By cottonball
Clean install/Can't get IE 8 to update!

Would appreciate some help!

Did a clean istall of Windows 7 Starter on a friend's Acer One Aspire. The OS was succssfully installed and activated and it is genuine. Trying to upgrade IE 8 to IE 10...
Forum: Installation & Setup 17 Aug 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,273
Posted By cottonball
Thanks, TZ!! The old gray mare, just...

Thanks, TZ!!

The old gray mare, just ain't what she used to be...! http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/tiere/r038.gif

As usual, this is the best place in the world to get...
Forum: Installation & Setup 16 Aug 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,273
Posted By cottonball
ignatzatsonic, Selected (C), right-clicked...

ignatzatsonic,

Selected (C), right-clicked it, and chose: extend volume

A wizard showed up. Followed it, and the end result was the following.

Everyone involved, thank you very much for...
Forum: Installation & Setup 16 Aug 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,273
Posted By cottonball
Was able to delete the Factory Image and the area...

Was able to delete the Factory Image and the area became Unallocated space. However, I do not recall how to add that Unallocated space to (C). Would appreciate some guidance on this. A capture of the...
Forum: Installation & Setup 15 Aug 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,273
Posted By cottonball
Here it goes. The Factory Image is at the end...

Here it goes. The Factory Image is at the end...
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