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    Scanner power supply bad?

    My old Microtek ScanMaker s400 failed to turn on today, and when I used my digital voltmeter to check the voltage output of the wall-wart under no load, it showed 0.32 VDC instead of the rated 15 VDC...
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    I use a Logitech Z130 pair of amplified speakers...

    I use a Logitech Z130 pair of amplified speakers -- tiny 5-ohm speakers, with VOL control and earphone jack on front of one unit, and a wall-wart for power. This setup plugs into the audio-out jack...
  3. RE: USB 3 issues

    I suspect the UPS can get along nicely on a USB 2 port, and does not need USB 3, so why not keep your HDD on the USB 3 where you found it works, and plug the UPS into any open USB 2 port?
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    is more for phishing emails than for nuisance...

    is more for phishing emails than for nuisance spam.

    That page gives advice about how to deal with spam that actually holds threats, but not how to deal with nuisances. They only advise to move...
  5. Thanks to all very much. I will work my way thru...

    Thanks to all very much. I will work my way thru these suggestions and post results when I find one that works. I am encouraged....
  6. Need help extracting portion of DVD and recording it to another DVD

    I have a homemade DVD of a wedding from which I want to extract a 5-minute segment (audio & video) and then burn that segment onto another (blank) DVD.
    I don't have anything but an old version of...
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    It has been a while since I used it, but...

    It has been a while since I used it, but WebReaper was a good solution when I needed it.

    http://www.webreaper.net/
  8. www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk has a powerful, free...

    www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk has a powerful, free utility for renaming groups of files (bulkrenameutility.exe).
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    This CTRL/Enter trick only works in the address...

    This CTRL/Enter trick only works in the address bar of the browser, not in any other place where you can enter text, such as a document.
  10. I am having good results so far with AOMEI...

    I am having good results so far with AOMEI Backupper (free).
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    LibreOffice is free (open source), and does not...

    LibreOffice is free (open source), and does not put watermarks on your printed pages and PDFs (WPS does use watermarks in the free version).
    Libre is big, a little slow to load, but if you need its...
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    AOMEI Backupper (www.backup-utility.com...

    AOMEI Backupper (www.backup-utility.com) has been working nicely for me (Win7 SP1 desktop) where Macrium Reflect Free was unreliable.
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    Since you know the filename, an excellent FAST &...

    Since you know the filename, an excellent FAST & FREE file searcher program is Search Everything from www.voidtools.com. It seems to locate stuff for me that the WinExpl search function misses. Does...
  14. I ran into this problem when a batch file ran...

    I ran into this problem when a batch file ran amok on me and created a chain of 50 or more nested folders. I resolved the problem by going halfway down the long branch and moving that folder to the...
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    I am still using Eudora 6.2.5.6 :^_^: My...

    I am still using Eudora 6.2.5.6 :^_^: My mailboxes and other data are all in the place the original program selected:

    C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Qualcomm\Eudora\[mailboxes, etc.]
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    Can you carry a portable computer to a location...

    Can you carry a portable computer to a location that is served by comcast and open/reopen a comcast account there. Then you may be able to download your data in some useful format to be used in your...
  17. Since reinstallation of Win 7, I can't run BAT files like I used to.

    I am accustomed to double clicking a BAT filename in Explorer to make it run visibly in a CMD window, and with a PAUSE at the end, the CMD window will remain open for me to inspect the results.
    ...
  18. Thread: Power options

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    Turning off the surge protector is not as safe as...

    Turning off the surge protector is not as safe as unplugging it from the wall. Lightning sometimes doesn't respect the switch in a surge protector.
  19. I use RetiredGeek's method of 2 portable drives,...

    I use RetiredGeek's method of 2 portable drives, but instead of work and home swaps, I arrange with a friend, whom I see every week at bowling league, to swap disks. We each paid for one drive, and...
  20. [SOLVED] I have a similar setup, but I plug the keyboard...

    I have a similar setup, but I plug the keyboard into a 4-port USB hub. The hub is then plugged into a port on the back panel of the desktop. This arrangement also seems to work.
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    There may be value in checking the power supply...

    There may be value in checking the power supply too. It could cause these symptoms if failing when it warms up.
    Also, connections and circuit leads on the motherboard or video board can...
  22. /BruceR/ I checked, and AnswerWorks was...

    /BruceR/ I checked, and AnswerWorks was reinstalled at the same time Quicken was. How would I go about testing it, I wonder. I did re-run the .msi file to "repair" the installation, but that did not...
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    /Coochin/ L: is my 1-TB USB HD. I ran chkdsk L:...

    /Coochin/ L: is my 1-TB USB HD.
    I ran chkdsk L: /f /v and it showed no problems in any area. Is there a better test of disk health that I should run?
  24. Quicken 2012 Help function doesn't work; reinstallation doesn't fix

    The Help function in my Quicken Deluxe 2012 (latest update) has stopped working. When a topic is entered in the Search pane, it produces a list of potential topics, but clicking on any of these...
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    I used Revo Uninstaller to remove MS Office 2003...

    I used Revo Uninstaller to remove MS Office 2003 from my Win7/SP1 system, and the Windows Updates for Office seemed to stop. I still get all the updates for Windows.
    I have used Revo for years...
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