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    Rob, Since you are probably running XP, which...

    Rob,

    Since you are probably running XP, which is a 32-bit OS, you might want to get a 32-bit Linux installer. You can check if your computer supports 64-bit addressing (can handle more RAM, etc.)...
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    Rob, I just stumbled upon a nice resource for...

    Rob,

    I just stumbled upon a nice resource for Linux exploration: http://virtualboximages.com/

    I already had VirtualBox installed (virtualbox.org) that allowed me to work with virtual machines....
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    Life is too short to buy Toshiba. I mean, really....

    Life is too short to buy Toshiba. I mean, really. Just step away from the salesperson.

    P.S. I did all the steps shown in the Acronis KB article and it did not help. But, that problem should be...
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    Sudo15, It gets the drive letter D: well...

    Sudo15,

    It gets the drive letter D: well enough and when a disc is inserted, I see in Computer Management (local) > Storage > Disc Management that it has the D: letter there also, as expected.
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    Today, I restored to out-of-the-box Windows 7...

    Today, I restored to out-of-the-box Windows 7 Home Premium, pressing F8 to access the Repair computer menus and using the Toshiba utility to erase data and set it up as new. Following restart and...
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    Yeah, Toshiba and Windows go together like hand...

    Yeah, Toshiba and Windows go together like hand in chipper...

    Maybe I'll give them a call.
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    Searching HP help and forums online reaffirms...

    Searching HP help and forums online reaffirms that the driver is from Microsoft and updates to it should be via Software Update. It is not available from HP. I confirmed in Device Manager when drive...
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    Sudo15, In addition to seeing your suggestion...

    Sudo15,

    In addition to seeing your suggestion here, I saw a similar recommendation in another online search. I did try it just now

    1. restart, login, and see CD/DVD (I inserted a movie to be...
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    Finishing up here folks... I booted from an...

    Finishing up here folks...

    I booted from an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Live CD (took 2 tries but worked.) Chose "Try Ubuntu" and found I could "suspend" with no trouble in awakening over several tries. May...
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    Decided to try a couple more things... - went...

    Decided to try a couple more things...

    - went to the "Does Windows recognize your CD?" page. It assumes Device Manager shows a warning triangle on the CD/DVD drive and it doesn't even show up...
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    mrjimphelps, Yes. I had a DVD in for the PC...

    mrjimphelps,

    Yes. I had a DVD in for the PC Diagnostics utility once the drive reappeared after restart. Inserting it at any other time did nothing. When I first saw that I grabbed a couple discs:...
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    Joe, I did visit HP.com and searching on the...

    Joe,

    I did visit HP.com and searching on the model number was a royal pain. Search results on the HP site returned names not model numbers, "Multi-disk", etc. The Toshiba specs. list "DVD...
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    CD/DVD drive vanishes after sleep

    My blasted CD/DVD drive vanished again. I don't use it that often. The original CD/DVD drive was replaced several months ago under extended warranty. When it appears and is available, computer...
  14. Thanks, all. I will backup, image, and restore to...

    Thanks, all. I will backup, image, and restore to factory default, wiping the free space. That way my data is safe with me and they don't need username and password, etc. for access and testing.
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  15. Want to clear laptop before return for repair

    My Toshiba Satellite C660 laptop needs to go in for post-warranty repairs (bad CD/DVD drive.) I believe it would be best to wipe my data from the drive before shipping. I am wondering what would be...
  16. The recommendation and tasks changed the DNS...

    The recommendation and tasks changed the DNS settings on the router and all devices go to the ISP through the router. The changed DNS settings were there. Most devices (laptop, tablets) are set to...
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    Secunia PSI needed flash in the past for rendering

    At some point I did not have Flash running on my system. I launched Secunia PSI for a scan and noticed I could not get any of the usual reports to display. After some other work and testing, I found...
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    Bruce, As per your last link, I selected "File...

    Bruce,

    As per your last link, I selected "File > Help" in MS Word where the right panel shows the version information. Clicking the "Additional Version and Copyright Information" link does,...
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    Susan, I just finished the latest newsletter...

    Susan,

    I just finished the latest newsletter and attempted to work on the MS Office 2010 patches. I have a couple questions...

    1. I clicked one of the links and the MS page notes I should use...
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    I personally use the WOT and LinkExtend add-ons...

    I personally use the WOT and LinkExtend add-ons as quick-glance web site rating tools. They are there in the toolbar and you can pop-down a menu in each to read the full site report. LinkExtend uses...
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    Folks, I am a very new poster and a Windows...

    Folks,

    I am a very new poster and a Windows Secrets subscriber. Registering, logging in, and browsing I find a problem that a number of discussion boards have... the link colors don't change when...
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