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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...
  2. /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?
  4. 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...
  6. Thread: Icon spacing

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    IIRC, the spacing changes acted as rje49...

    IIRC, the spacing changes acted as rje49 describes, with no apparent effect with small increments, until some (unknown) threshold value was reached. Experimenting with many values from 1/10 to 9/10s...
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    Thanks to all. Further...

    Thanks to all. Further experimentation/exploration shows all drives have the Policies set to high performance. (They are all NTFS.)

    When I copy a 6GB file from the 1TB USB drive to the internal HD...
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    It has been suggested elsewhere that an...

    It has been suggested elsewhere that an inexpensive (maybe free) source of replacement AC adapters for laptops and tablets may be the lost and found office of your larger local hotels and motels....
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    The symptoms taken all together make me think...

    The symptoms taken all together make me think both the left-click and right-click functions have failed (i.e., they stick closed when you press and release them), and the odds of two mechanical...
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    I agree, Zig, Irfanview is versatile, fast,...

    I agree, Zig, Irfanview is versatile, fast, offers conversions to and from just about any image file format, and is FREE! Get all the plug-ins while you're at it.
  11. I agree w/ Calimanco -- I started using...

    I agree w/ Calimanco -- I started using LibreOffice when it first replaced OpenOffice several years ago, and eventually I just uninstalled my old MSOffice 2003, and never looked back. I have no...
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    Slow COPY on large files

    When I copy very large files (65GB Macrium backup file) from one USB HD to another USB HD, it takes 2 days or more (and the speed is 250 kB/sec or less), and often will not complete even in that...
  13. I wonder why Malwarebyte was not included (or...

    I wonder why Malwarebyte was not included (or even mentioned) in this rating? It is among the most popular AV products.
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    It's a very unpalatable icing that would...

    It's a very unpalatable icing that would withstand that much handling and binding with rubber bands.
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    Have you done a thorough online search for a...

    Have you done a thorough online search for a replacement antenna? I have seen them for sale for $5 or so...
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    Thanks for the tips. I do use Malwarebytes Free,...

    Thanks for the tips. I do use Malwarebytes Free, but was thinking this SlamDunk thing would sneak by because I had "authorized" it (albeit inadvertently). Should have tried it first....
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    Getting rid of SlamDunk AdWare

    I acquired a persistent case of Slamdunk adware/malware which inserted ads and popups at random places in web pages. To remove this annoyance, I did the following, but the ads continued:
    -Ran Revo...
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    Google "bat2exec" and you will get several...

    Google "bat2exec" and you will get several sources...
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    Wholly depends on definition of "thing," and...

    Wholly depends on definition of "thing," and "expensive" and "precious."
    Is a city or state or country a thing? Is a river a thing? Is the Earth a thing?
    Is "expensive" only the price asked for...
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    Find your Normal.dot template and copy it to...

    Find your Normal.dot template and copy it to Normal-orig.dot. (I use the Everywhere search engine -- from www.voidtools.com -- to find files quickly and easily).

    In Word, open the default template...
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    Add me to the list of happy users of TreeSize...

    Add me to the list of happy users of TreeSize Free. It lets you add its start command to the right-click menu in folders, for easy and quick access.
  22. Continuing: @Sudo15: The website involved in...

    Continuing:
    @Sudo15:
    The website involved in running your suggestion seems to be out of order, so the test program wouldn't complete its installation.
    I did run the Win7 control panel diagnostic...
  23. @RetiredGeek: Both are directly connected to...

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    Both are directly connected to USB ports on the main computer: one to a front port and one to a rear port. The Hitachi L: drive has its own power cord/wall wart, and the other U:...
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    System: Win7 Home Prem SP1, Dell 530 desktop, plenty of disk space.

    My external Hitachi 1-TB USB2.0 drive (drive L: ) contains a series of Macrium Reflect image backups, each about 70-80 GB....
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    You might try copying the .pl file to a new name:...

    You might try copying the .pl file to a new name: xxx.pdf, then see if your PDF viewer will open and read xxx.pdf. If it doesn't work, you lose nothing but a little time.
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