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    What's with this Windows Secrets pop-up ad? The...

    What's with this Windows Secrets pop-up ad? The escape key makes it go away but it really gets annoying when I'm not signed on and just perusing.
  2. When I got my new computer in 2012 with an i3,...

    When I got my new computer in 2012 with an i3, 1.5TB HD, 4 Gigs of RAM, SP1, MS Office (full), AVG, CCleaner, and Malwarebytes, it booted up totally in 45 seconds. As time went by and I had to load...
  3. Thanks highstream, I appreciate your concern and...

    Thanks highstream, I appreciate your concern and I will look into this. I copied the info. from your post to a text file so I can educate myself on it. Then if I feel the need, I'll try it. So you're...
  4. No I didn't. I had not heard of doing that before...

    No I didn't. I had not heard of doing that before reading this thread. I've cleared the DNS cache and other junk files with CCleaner, but that's as far as I go. As I said before, and at the risk of...
  5. Hi highstream, I just came back on this thread...

    Hi highstream, I just came back on this thread and read your new posts. Most of what you and Sudo15 have talked about is over my head. I'm a self-taught computer "hobbyist" and have never had to get...
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    [SOLVED] Well, persistence sometimes pays off. I hooked...

    Well, persistence sometimes pays off. I hooked the 20 Gig Maxtor drive up as slave to my Win98 computer and ran Scandisk again in the full or thorough scan mode. I waited, and two messages came up...
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    [SOLVED] Thanks speedball. I'm in the process of getting...

    Thanks speedball. I'm in the process of getting all the files I want off of the damaged 20Gig Maxtor drive. I was hoping there might be some sort of program like Norton Utilities Disk Doctor that...
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    [SOLVED] Okay, I booted to straight DOS and a C:\ prompt...

    Okay, I booted to straight DOS and a C:\ prompt and typed CHKDSK D: /F as you said. A message came up telling me that Chkdsk had done nothing and that I should use Scandisk because it is so much...
  9. No, sorry I wasn't able to get through using your...

    No, sorry I wasn't able to get through using your link. I tried going on amazon just to try it out and see if I still had a problem and I didn't. That's not to say that it won't happen again when I'm...
  10. highstream, here is the reply I got from Amazon....

    highstream, here is the reply I got from Amazon. You may have gotten something similar to this. It looks too simple to me - deleting cookies, temp. files, etc. - I do that after every use. Delete...
  11. highstream - I'll give it a try and see what I...

    highstream -
    I'll give it a try and see what I can find out - if they reply. Maybe if they get enough complaints about this they'll do something. Will let you know.

    Sudo15 -
    Were you able to...
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    [SOLVED] I tried starting the computer from scratch (no...

    I tried starting the computer from scratch (no reboot) and got nothing but a blinking curser in the upper left corner. I turned off the computer, connected the old hard drive up as a slave, turned on...
  13. Highstream, For what it's worth, I've been...

    Highstream,
    For what it's worth, I've been having this same exact problem for the past month or so using FF30 & now FF31. I tried going on Amazon with IE9 which I still use on occasion, and had no...
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    [SOLVED] W95 Defragger stopped in the middle

    Hi,
    Does anyone know or have any experience with what to do when a defragmenting program stops before it is finished? I have an old computer with Win 95B and the defragger did just that. A...
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    @lumpy95 - I've been using computers since the...

    @lumpy95 -

    I've been using computers since the days when DOS was the mainstream operating system, and Windows was an "add on". Things were much simpler then but you couldn't do anything near what...
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    Okay, as far I can see, one small arrow in a back...

    Okay, as far I can see, one small arrow in a back and no other problems. Can I assume that it's safe to update to FF ver. 30? I'm holding off as I usually do.
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    For what it's worth guys, this just happened to...

    For what it's worth guys, this just happened to me. My DSL connection was gone and everything at my end checked out. I ran a DSL modem/router diagnostic and got that "DNS servers not available"...
  18. I personally use AVG 2014 Free. It's fast, easy...

    I personally use AVG 2014 Free. It's fast, easy to use (for me anyway), updates virus signatures fast, is rated high by computer magazines (higher than MSE), and comes in 32 and 64 bit flavors. I've...
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    Thanks very much to both of you, you've put me at...

    Thanks very much to both of you, you've put me at ease about this.
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    Larger AH battery in laptop?

    Hi, I have an old IBM T23 laptop (don't laugh, it looks and runs like new). The main battery died about 6 months ago and I finally decided to try and see if I could get a new battery for it. I found...
  21. Status of the "Operation Clandestine Fox" baddy

    Does anyone know what the status is of "Operation Clandestine Fox" trojan, or whatever it is? I heard about it several weeks ago but nothing about it since. It was supposedly wreaking havoc with MS...
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    Thanks for the reply, and I commend you for your...

    Thanks for the reply, and I commend you for your patience & fortitude! I, however, do not at all like having to "fix" something (or many things) nearly every time I'm forced to update Firefox or any...
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    Please excuse me for asking this question, but...

    Please excuse me for asking this question, but are there REALLY that many new threats created to warrant a whole new version of Firefox each and every month? Geesh, this is Firefox, not MS IE. My...
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    I couldn't have said it better myself johngaz! ...

    I couldn't have said it better myself johngaz! Way to go. Hopefully there will be enough of a hue and cry to Mozilla to correct the mess they've created.

    Change without reason or control is...
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    Just to clarify - I like IE-9, and I might even...

    Just to clarify - I like IE-9, and I might even like IE-10 when I think it's necessary to update to it. I'm not trying to tell anyone to not use IE if they want to. But in the past month there have...
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