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  1. [SOLVED] I didn't know Reliability Monitor was available...

    I didn't know Reliability Monitor was available in Vista. Thanks for that.

    After rolling back the display driver I spent a few minutes in RelMon looking for driver updates. Last February 2nd...
  2. [SOLVED] Thanks, Jerry, it was the display driver. Roll...

    Thanks, Jerry, it was the display driver.
    Roll Back Driver took it back to Standard VGA Graphics Adapter (it was SiS Mirage 3 Graphics Properties) and it is now working beautifully with Normal Boot....
  3. [SOLVED] Thanks, Joe, it was the driver (see later post) ...

    Thanks, Joe, it was the driver (see later post)

    Keith
  4. [SOLVED] I haven't, but I don't know what my neighbour or...

    I haven't, but I don't know what my neighbour or the previous owner have done.

    Is there an easy way to check?

    Keith
  5. [SOLVED] Thanks, Joe. I'm not familiar with the themes...

    Thanks, Joe.
    I'm not familiar with the themes but I went to Control Panel>Personalization>Window Color and Appearance. Then I Set Color scheme to Windows Vista Basic, went to Effects... and...
  6. [SOLVED] Desktop Window Manager causes crash during start/restart

    I'm trying to fix a neighbour's laptop (Fujitsu 2GB Celeron, Vista Home Basic 32-bit SP2) which booted as far as the Windows Welcome screen and then crashed (powered off).

    It booted OK in Safe...
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    Poll: For what it's worth (and this info. goes back 25...

    For what it's worth (and this info. goes back 25 years so probably not much) a large computer manufacturer once showed me their stats. on maintenance call-outs.

    By far the busiest day of the year...
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    WLM duplicated folder structures

    A friend recently called me in to help him resolve an ongoing problem with the folder structures in Windows Live Mail. I first looked at this a few weeks ago when he thought hed lost all messages...
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    15 years a UK Quicken user

    I, too, am a UK user of Quicken 2004. I've tried some other applications but none come close to Quicken.

    I've been using it since 1997 when I also used it for my business and have never had a...
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    Re: IE9 Browser commands & functions. ...

    Re: IE9 Browser commands & functions.

    Strangely, on my desktop PC F12 does nothing at all.

    Also, copy/paste "iexplore -k www.windowssecrets.com" into the "Search programs and files" box opens...
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    FYI, PayPal's response (having told them the...

    FYI, PayPal's response (having told them the driver is the latest available): "I would ask that you make sure you have the latest drivers for your printer and
    your system as we are unable to offer...
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    All PayPal's support options address business...

    All PayPal's support options address business problems, I couldn't find anything like Technical Support but I have sent an eMail with a request to forward it to the relevant department... so I'm not...
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    Print Spooler stops after a few seconds - pt.2

    I have more information about the print spooler problem I first posted three months ago.
    (The spooler stops a few seconds after I hit OK to print something then continually fails even after being...
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    Thank you both. I'll revert to 32-bit IE9...

    Thank you both.

    I'll revert to 32-bit IE9 until 64-bit can be set as the default browser, and also because I've noticed that when I leave 64-bit IE9 running for maybe a couple of hours such as...
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    IE9 64-bit and taskbar Recent list

    Thanks to elsewhere in Windows Secrets I've now made 64-bit IE9 my normal version by unpinning 32-bit IE9 from the taskbar and pinning 64-bit IE9 to it. I've also amended the Browser key on my...
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    Thanks, curiousclive, I've installed this and...

    Thanks, curiousclive, I've installed this and will use it when I need it.

    Keith
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    Just after starting this thread I found the...

    Just after starting this thread I found the Bluebrad site...
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    1. and 2. check out correctly 3. The owner (i.e....

    1. and 2. check out correctly
    3. The owner (i.e. Full Control) is TrustedInstaller, which I take to be correct as it's the same on a PC that's OK.

    Keith
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    The printer is attached to the router (wired). ...

    The printer is attached to the router (wired).

    Files in the Spooler folder have been deleted.

    The uninstaller aborts when it discovers the spooler is not running!
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    Print Spooler stops after a few seconds

    A Google search shows I'm certainly not alone in suffering from a print Spooler that keeps stopping, just a few seconds after it is started.

    This is the third time my PCs (Win7-64 and XP-32) have...
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    (Just caught up with this thread.) I've been a...

    (Just caught up with this thread.) I've been a user of Quicken since '98 when I bought it for both personal and business use. I, too, encountered the problems with VAT but my accountant discovered...
  22. Thread: Runaway CPU

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    This problem has been steadily growing worse over...

    This problem has been steadily growing worse over the last few months.

    At times that appear quite random, the PC will seem very, very slow, or even to freeze. If I have Process Explorer or Task...
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    I found this entry in the Windows, Application...

    I found this entry in the Windows, Application log:

    Log Name: Application
    Source: Application Error
    Date: 28/11/2009 12:39:00
    Event ID: 1000
    Task Category: (100)...
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    No, I haven't. I'm new to Event Logs. How do...

    No, I haven't.
    I'm new to Event Logs. How do I find them? What am I looking for?

    Keith
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    Thanks, Paul. What can I do to pinpoint when...

    Thanks, Paul.

    What can I do to pinpoint when it occurs and maybe identify the corrupted file, bad registry key or virus?

    I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2 (build 6002)
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