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    I have tried to delete the buddy, which works for...

    I have tried to delete the buddy, which works for a while. Several of the times I have done this I have shut down before he comes back. When I bring the PC back up the next day the buddy reappears...
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    Thanks, but I may have been unclear. Both...

    Thanks, but I may have been unclear. Both computers need the Internet. I am looking for a quick way to turn on and off the network connection BETWEEN the two computers, so that if the Windows 7...
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    Network on demand

    I have two home PCs, networked together through a router. The main PC is windows 8.1 and the other is Windows 7. I only use the network connection occasionally to manually transfer files between them...
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    Thanks. I should have added information that the...

    Thanks. I should have added information that the buddy was gmail, not Yahoo, but I didn't realize it was relevant. Any way to get rid of a gmail buddy who keeps returning?
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    Bad penny buddy in PIDGIN

    I am using PIDGIN as my chat client. One of my 'buddies' seems to be undeletable. I have removed him multiple times and he always pops back up in the buddy list a day or so later. Anyone else had...
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    [SOLVED] Found it! Thanks to everyone for the help. I...

    Found it!

    Thanks to everyone for the help. I activated boot logging using MSCONFIG and then looked at the log using the Event Viewer. In the log were a series of disk errors about the time the...
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    [SOLVED] Yes, it hangs on a clean boot, and also in safe...

    Yes, it hangs on a clean boot, and also in safe mode. I am tying the msconfig boot log and will try Process Monitor if msconfig doesn't give enough information.

    Thanks,
    Ivan
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    Boot hangs on Windows LOGO Screen

    I have posted previously concerning a problem I am having with a consistent 7 minute delay in booting my PC. It hangs on the Windows LOGO screen (a picture of a window with the little rotating circle...
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    [SOLVED] Long Boot Time

    About a week ago my PC suddenly started taking 7 minutes to boot. The PC is a few months old and booted quickly before then. I am using Windows 8.1, 64 bit and the hang is on the Windows LOGO screen...
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    [SOLVED] Thanks usasma, Please correct me if I am...

    Thanks usasma,

    Please correct me if I am wrong, but it looks like the DPC delays tools are to be run while Windows is running. The delay I am seeing happens on the Windows LOGO screen BEFORE the...
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    [SOLVED] Thanks for the suggestions. It turns out it might...

    Thanks for the suggestions. It turns out it might not be a Windows problem. I restored an image backup of the OS from before the problem started and it did not help. I'm now looking at the...
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    [SOLVED] Sudden slow boot

    My Windows 8.1, 64 bit PC is suddenly taking 7 minutes to boot. It was fine (taking abut 30 seconds) until yesterday. The only significant change I have made recently was to disable Wake up on Magic...
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    That worked! Interestingly, loading it back into...

    That worked! Interestingly, loading it back into Nitro, making a small change and having Nitro resave did not fix the problem, but reprinting from Nitro with the Nitro printer, even without making a...
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    Nitro PDF reader problem

    I have run into a problem with the free version of Nitro PDF. When I use the Nitro printer to create a PDF from an older version of Corel Draw, the PDF it creates appears to work correctly on my...
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    Win 8 Imaging utility

    I understand that Window 8 has a disk imaging utility. Will it back up to DVDs and if so is the image it creates self bootable so it does not require Windows to be running in order to do a restore?
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    Create rescue disk

    I just purchased a new Gateway desktop with Windows 8 from Tiger Direct. It came with neither a Windows 8 install disk nor a rescue disk. Can some recommend a (preferably free) disk imaging program I...
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    Advice on new computer

    I am thinking of getting a new desktop and have two questions:

    First, what is the current thinking on 64 bit vs 32 bit?

    Second, are there any issues with AMD CPU's as opposed to Intel?
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    Baby monitor

    I am trying to help my daughter set up a webcam to monitor her infant during his nap. They have a wireless router for their computer, but both the router and computer are in another part of the house...
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    Hi, Tried it and it works fine. Thanks for the...

    Hi,

    Tried it and it works fine. Thanks for the help.

    Ivan
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    Thanks Paul. I just tried that, but the document...

    Thanks Paul. I just tried that, but the document goes back in unencrypted. But I tried another suggestion to unzip the whole archive, update the document and then rezip and encrypt it that works, so...
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    7-Zip folder encryption

    I am trying to use 7-Zip to encrypt a folder structure. I have a word processor file in that structure which I am then trying to update. Just pressing 'save' in the word processor does not update the...
  22. Peter. Just to keep you up to date, since you...

    Peter. Just to keep you up to date, since you seem to be interested in this one, here is the response for Portfolio Manager 5:

    When I Googled the error message, I found that this error happens...
  23. Peter. The program does show in the Task Manager...

    Peter. The program does show in the Task Manager Processes List. I have been assuming that because the "Please wait while Windows configures (program name)" dialog box appears to be initiated by...
  24. Hey Peter. I thought you had solved it, but at...

    Hey Peter. I thought you had solved it, but at least I learned something from your suggestion. Let me deal with one program for simplicity. The program is BetterInvesting Portfolio Manager (I admit,...
  25. I like to customize the folder structure of my...

    I like to customize the folder structure of my start menu, so I often create subfolders to organize the entries. But I have several (not all) programs which, when I launch them bring up a dialog...
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