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  1. Hi Coochin & all, The BSOD already stayed on...

    Hi Coochin & all,

    The BSOD already stayed on the screen, but I didn't record them because I figured the key info was in the Minidump files.

    It's now bluescreened 4 times in the last 3 weeks,...
  2. Sudo15, I used a PartEd Linux on a UBCD boot...

    Sudo15, I used a PartEd Linux on a UBCD boot disk. Wasn't especially speedy but it got the job done.

    What was I copying back? All my backed up data! Not sure what you're asking?
  3. Too late. Last night I gave up. After copying...

    Too late. Last night I gave up. After copying off all critical data I hadn't already backed up, I wiped it and installed a fresh Win7. The HP recover options included a "minimal image" with just a...
  4. Arrrgghhhh, it's so close I can TASTE it... ...

    Arrrgghhhh, it's so close I can TASTE it...

    Sudo15's comment about Teamviewering gave me an idea. So I TV'd into the laptop, and I AM able to connect to it. The screen is still black but I can...
  5. Well, it is not looking good. By the time I...

    Well, it is not looking good.

    By the time I went to bed last night, it appeared to have quiesced -- the disk light was off. But this morning it was still in black-screen mode.

    I tried sleeping...
  6. Win7 nondestructive reinstall -> black screen

    My Win7 laptop has been getting more and more sluggish, so I decided to try the nondestructive update Fred described in http://windowssecrets.com/top-story/win7s-no-reformat-nondestructive-reinstall/...
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    I used both. Both said I was protected. ...

    I used both. Both said I was protected.


    Sorry, that was days ago. I don't remember what they were.
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    I applied the patch to Chrome and FF, but since I...

    I applied the patch to Chrome and FF, but since I almost never use IE I left IE unpatched. In the last two days I've come across at least half a dozen websites that don't work properly with SSL3.0...
  9. Thanks for the suggestions! Your analysis fits...

    Thanks for the suggestions! Your analysis fits with mine. I'm not sure if he's already running AV/AM but I already told him to run Malwarebytes. I'll pass along the suggestions for the other...
  10. Major performance problems, many rogue processes

    My son is having performance problems with his PC. He built it about 5 yrs ago as a gaming system. For quite a while it worked fine, but for the last 6-12 months it's been getting reeealllly slow. ...
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    I could believe that if it happened sporadically....

    I could believe that if it happened sporadically. But it happens nearly every time I connect at almost every airport and every hotel.
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    Wi-Fi "gatekeepers"

    Public wifi hotspots (airports, hotels, etc.) often use "gatekeeper" sites to regulate access. They're supposed to redirect you to a page for liability waivers or similar. But they often don't work...
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    gmail forwarded some of my messages, but not...

    gmail forwarded some of my messages, but not others. Eventually it "forgot" that it thought it was forwarding to my address, and it let me add the address again. Now it's working properly. Yeesh.
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    !? 10 minutes after I posted this, suddenly...

    !? 10 minutes after I posted this, suddenly gmail started forwarding my messages, including the messages that had been sitting in gmail all afternoon. Even though it still says forwarding is turned...
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    Can't restore mail forwarding in gmail

    I have a gmail account for secondary purposes (accessing Google groups, etc). I had all my gmail forwarded to my main email address. That had been working fine for years.

    My ISP was messing...
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    cecebee, the only options I see are controlling...

    cecebee, the only options I see are controlling whether you can post or not -- no distinguishing between "post from web" and "post from email." If I can post from the web, it seems like I ought to...
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    Trouble posting to Google Groups

    Considering what a great job Google does on so many of its products, Google Groups is... disappointing.

    I belong to a number of Google Groups. Some of them work just fine. Several of them...
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    I finally found a pointer in this thread: ...

    I finally found a pointer in this thread:
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    Anyone? I'd really rather not have to download...

    Anyone? I'd really rather not have to download from some unknown site!!!
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    I guess I could. Probably a lot easier than...

    I guess I could. Probably a lot easier than trying to get Windoze to behave rationally... :wacko:
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    Thanks Andrew, Looking at the second link: ...

    Thanks Andrew,

    Looking at the second link:
    * "Prompt before saving Normal template" was already cleared.
    * I don't have a Startup directory under c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14. I...
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    I found two instances of "Windows Photo Viewer,"...

    I found two instances of "Windows Photo Viewer," both folders, under C:\Program Files and C:\Program Files (x86). Each had an executable "ImagingDevices.exe" in it. But to be safe I renamed the...
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    Saving changes to doc template

    I'm writing some documents for a client using Word 2010 on Win7. The client has a standard doc template that I have to use, so I used that template to create new documents.

    Somewhere along the...
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    Yup. As I said, double-clicking on JPG files...

    Yup. As I said, double-clicking on JPG files launches IrfanView just fine... unless the JPG is in a camera.

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    IrfanView was listed as the default program for just about everything. ...
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    Hm, thanks Fred. But I don't think this is an...

    Hm, thanks Fred. But I don't think this is an auto-play issue?

    * Auto-play affects what happens when you plug in the camera (right?). I'm talking about what happens when I double-click on a...
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