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    Dropbox basically INOP under W10

    Another major fail, though not Microsoft's fault, is the Dropbox app/program (that allows files to be stored on the local computer, I'm not talking browser) is so buggy as to be useless. Very...
  2. Brilliant

    That fixed it.

    It did the scan on reboot, it fixed some errors, and finally I can make a system image, backup, etc.
    Thanks!!!!!
  3. Had my hopes up wrt the disk space, but no joy....

    Had my hopes up wrt the disk space, but no joy. Tried the image backup to two different external drives with beucoup free space and same result. But your link has other ideas I'll pursue.
  4. Windows 7 image backup problem with "remote shared folder" and "semaphore timeout period"

    Can't perform a system image backup; see Error Window:

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    Seems if I could find and remove this "remote shared folder" I'd be good. Where can I look?

    Thanks,
    RF
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    The USBDview is an excellent tool; thanks for the...

    The USBDview is an excellent tool; thanks for the suggestion. I uninstalled at more than one multi-port USB 2.0 driver, rebooting during the process, but still no joy. My Win7 machine won't properly...
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    Need help with USB hub install

    I have a several-year-old homebuilt PC running Windows 7x64. An old multi-port USB2.0 hub quit working so I ordered and tried to install a new one from Amazon, their Amazon Basics model.

    However...
  7. I still don't understand why all forms of digital...

    I still don't understand why all forms of digital data should be treated completely equally:


    A live video chat needs high bandwidth, low latency, and no dropped packets. That speed and quality...
  8. Install a fresh, new equivalent to what your wife...

    Install a fresh, new equivalent to what your wife had. Pre-pay it about 5 pounds. Then tell your wife that while you couldn't restore the originals, fortunately the new service honored her prior...
  9. Exactly so...or even collaborating with yourself...

    Exactly so...or even collaborating with yourself on different devices (desktop, smartphone, tablet).

    I think this whole secrecy thing is taken too seriously. If you have something that absolutely,...
  10. Thread: Another BSOD

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    Consistent BSODs can be caused by overheating. Do...

    Consistent BSODs can be caused by overheating. Do yours always happen after some time has passed? If so, can you check the interior system temp, and the CPU and HDD temps? Anyway take the cover off,...
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    "The system works because the currency used...

    "The system works because the currency used remains relatively stable." I would state it as, the system works because the currency used is trusted by everybody; it is trusted by everybody because it...
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    "Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics" The fact...

    "Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics"

    The fact that PCs no longer consume the majority of DRAM could be because PC production is declining, smartphone/tablet use is increasing, or a combination of the...
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    Bzzzt. Google offers a second way of getting the...

    Bzzzt. Google offers a second way of getting the 6-digit number, via an SMS to another phone or maybe an email.
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    I recommend this article:...

    I recommend this article: http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/08/passwords-under-assault/4/ Explains how lots of sites using common but poor encryption schemes can have their passwords tried at...
  15. Warning about Windows Update for keyboard/mouse

    A routine Windows update installed a new keyboard & mouse update, apparently a prelude to Windows 8. Whatever, I thought, and went ahead. NOT GOOD! My mouse didn't work correctly after and the new...
  16. I agree with Fred's advice in this article about...

    I agree with Fred's advice in this article about backing up EVERY drive (to another drive or to Internet storage) that has valuable data. But I disagree with his recommendation to avoid RAID. I...
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    I hope MS succeeds with Surface and Win8, if for...

    I hope MS succeeds with Surface and Win8, if for no other reason than to force Apple to make significant changes to iOS for the iPad.

    iOS on iPhone is great. iOS on iPad is mediocre at best: No...
  18. Not true...you can get an AirPrint multi-function...

    Not true...you can get an AirPrint multi-function printer for almost half that cost from Amazon and other sources.
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    I find that even in Win7 the native search is not...

    I find that even in Win7 the native search is not reliable. To find files I use Agent Ransack. Very powerful searching that is 100% reliable, but it doesn't do replacing. But it doesn't cost $30:...
  20. Perfect! That did the trick, thanks. I added a...

    Perfect! That did the trick, thanks. I added a dummy figure, followed your advice, then removed the figure and the unwanted Reference Type was no longer.
  21. How to remove a Reference Type in MS Word 2007

    I want to remove a Reference Type in MS Word 2007. Standard Reference Types are "Numbered Item", "Heading", "Bookmark", "Footnote", "Table", "Figure", etc. But somehow I have an extra, unwanted Type...
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    I followed the instructions but noticed the @#@(...

    I followed the instructions but noticed the @#@( thing was trying to create its virtual drive in my Dropbox folder! Why it defaults to that I have no idea. Finally deleted the Windows 8 machine and...
  23. I started using DuckDuckGo for my search engine a...

    I started using DuckDuckGo for my search engine a month ago. Fed up with Google using everything it's given to sell its adverts and resell what should be my private info. I believe DDG doesn't even...
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    BSODs that get worse over time can well be due to...

    BSODs that get worse over time can well be due to heat, with a program being a red herring. Get a can of compressed gas, turn off the machine, and clean out the intakes, fans, and outlets. Blow off...
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    Gee Fred, measuring quantities and posting facts...

    Gee Fred, measuring quantities and posting facts is no good. We need rumors and opinions like everything else on the Internet!!
    Great article and thanks for debunking the rumor-mongers.
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