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  1. Thread: Keyboard hangs

    by CLiNT
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    You shouldn't need a driver for a simple...

    You shouldn't need a driver for a simple keyboard, these things are largely plug and play.
    That is, unless you've got one of those complicated programable jobs with all the bells and whistles.
    ...
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    Yes, totally no need for MBR on these 2TB and 3TB...

    Yes, totally no need for MBR on these 2TB and 3TB drives.
    Move the contents of "D", and "E" to the TB drives, no need to clone anything, copy will do just fine.
  3. Thread: New Update

    by CLiNT
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    I saw that. It was listed as optional update....

    I saw that. It was listed as optional update.
    More info here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3000850
  4. Your motherboard has to support UEFI, not BIOS,...

    Your motherboard has to support UEFI, not BIOS, otherwise it's a no go.
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    [SOLVED] SM Bus Controller sounds like a chipset driver to...

    SM Bus Controller sounds like a chipset driver to me, and you'll only get it from one place: DELL

    So go back to the site and download ALL the drivers offered to you for your computer make,...
  6. Just UEFI, not both is what I meant to say. ...

    Just UEFI, not both is what I meant to say.


    No. You need full UEFI in order to take advantage of it's more secure boot features.
  7. Full UEFI BIOS implamantation complimented by an...

    Full UEFI BIOS implamantation complimented by an OS that run on top of it is about the best you're gonna be able to do, aside for the behavioral part of it.
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    Is this behavior confined to the front panel or...

    Is this behavior confined to the front panel or can it be replacated in the rear too?
    Are we talking about USB 2.0 or 3.0?
    Is this an actual PC crash or just an instance of the USB thumb drives...
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    Firstly, see if the laptop's maker offers a...

    Firstly, see if the laptop's maker offers a replacement SSD or upgrade SSD, this way you'll be able to get the specs in most instances,
    and be better able to choose a 3rd party replacement if that's...
  10. Thread: fixing a dll

    by CLiNT
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    Replace, then register...

    Replace, then register the replacement, if it is fact a dll that is corrupt.
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    You might want to start looking through...

    You might want to start looking through documentation on your board regarding error codes.
    Intel will offer plenty of documents in PDR format for download that you can look through.
  12. Thread: New to Windows 8

    by CLiNT
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    Make a backup image and proceed with the update,...

    Make a backup image and proceed with the update, as Bruce says, why wait?
  13. Thread: update failure

    by CLiNT
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    Run this in an elevated command prompt: DISM...

    Run this in an elevated command prompt: DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
    Then boot the computer and have WU recheck for pending updates.
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    The first thing to do would be to go here...

    The first thing to do would be to go here, (Digital River), and download a copy of the OS you currently have. This way you'll at least have an installation in ISO format that can be clean installed...
  15. Thread: adware

    by CLiNT
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    Try AdwCleane...

    Try AdwCleaner, it's usually pretty good at hunting down stuff like that.
    Beware of programs that come bundled with questionable installers. They are more often than not associated with "other"...
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    I was probably a bit harsh in the use of the word...

    I was probably a bit harsh in the use of the word "parasitic", but many of those utilities do little more than
    assuage the concerns of n00bs and those who STILL don't know how to prerform proper...
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    No need to block a pop-up, just uninstall those...

    No need to block a pop-up, just uninstall those parasitic programs.
  18. If he (Steve Gibson) does ever get around to...

    If he (Steve Gibson) does ever get around to updating SpinRite I doubt he'll change the price.

    What would be nice in an updated version too, would be the ability to dismount a secondary drive and...
  19. It's got nothing to do with the drives...

    It's got nothing to do with the drives themselves, SpinRite will work perfectly well on any, albeit taking forever to run on
    todays larger capacity drives. It's the AHCI drive controller. SpinRite...
  20. SpinRite has not been updated in a long time and...

    SpinRite has not been updated in a long time and therefore cannot recommend it for newer systems.
    Besides, try running it on a 3TB drive, you'll be at it for a whole week. That's just not viable.
  21. I'm thinking it's a faulty install[?] First...

    I'm thinking it's a faulty install[?]

    First off, in order to download anything from the store you'll need to sign in with an MS account.
    If this isn't the case and you've already signed in with...
  22. You don't mention uninstalling the video drivers...

    You don't mention uninstalling the video drivers and then reinstalling them. (simplest)

    I'm also assuming you have two video cards installed on each of the PCIe X16 slots?
    Remove one, test, and...
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    Have you looked at this...

    Have you looked at this article?

    Mr White purports to have a modified vbs file to do the job, but YOU should have an image based backup
    in the event something goes sideways.
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    Results are similar on my drives too as far as 4K...

    Results are similar on my drives too as far as 4K goes.
    I don't think it's your motherboard either, even if you haven't updated your
    BIOS or chipset drivers recently.
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    As far as I'm concerned you shouldn't have had to...

    As far as I'm concerned you shouldn't have had to pay anything.
    The trouble with "fixers" is, if you don't know enough about them to know the difference between
    legitimate and scamware, leave well...
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