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    Maybe the BIOS/CMOS chip's battery has gone flat...

    Maybe the BIOS/CMOS chip's battery has gone flat and needs to be replaced. The inexpensive battery, costing a few /$, keeps the BIOS settings. If the battery is flat, the BIOS has to go through its...
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    P. S. Using System Restore to back-date the...

    P. S. Using System Restore to back-date the system to a time before the problem existed won't work when Google's synching is in action because it syncs all of the information across all...
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    This problem probably has to do with Google's...

    This problem probably has to do with Google's synching that syncs all of the information across all Google-controlled devices, including Android smartphones.

    Read this Q&A on the problem:
    ...
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    Try logging in to Safe Mode with networking in...

    Try logging in to Safe Mode with networking in Win8, which is much more difficult to
    do than just pressing the F8 key at startup as you do in XP/Vista/Win7. This page
    provides that information.
    ...
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    Try running it down completely and then...

    Try running it down completely and then recharging it. Doing that makes the battery recalibrate itself. Windows has a setting that sets how much warning time you have before the battery goes flat....
  6. Since no one here could provide a solution, I...

    Since no one here could provide a solution, I discovered a few myself, recorded here:

    http://www.pcbuyerbeware.co.uk/Fix-Windows-7-Win7-Problems.htm#autoshutdown
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    Hi Bill, How about telling us what these minor...

    Hi Bill,

    How about telling us what these minor errors are so that this thread can discuss them?
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    There is an easier way - encrypt the drive and...

    There is an easier way - encrypt the drive and then just wipe it using a 1x setting. A 1x pass should be enough for a drive used on a home computer.

    Read this article:

    File and folder...
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    I would burn a Linux ISO to a DVD, such as the...

    I would burn a Linux ISO to a DVD, such as the one provided by Ubuntu Linux, and then use it to boot the system and run its programs, get on the web using its Firefox browser, etc. If you can't use...
  10. Windows 7 SP1 cuts out after varying periods

    Hi all,

    I have a dual-boot XP/Win7 MSI M662 laptop that works perfectly well in XP but in Win7 it cuts out, switches off as if I had kept the power button pressed down for a few seconds. The time...
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    All very well, but John B is having a problem...

    All very well, but John B is having a problem that shouldn't exist with Win7 64-bit, so I would upgrade to Win8 64-bit. Especially since Microsoft is bringing out the free 8.1 update that is going to...
  12. If you have access to another computer with a web...

    If you have access to another computer with a web connection, I would download the ISO file for Ubuntu Linux from ubuntu.com and burn it to a DVD using the burning software's Burn an Image option. I...
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    Right-click on the folder containing the Excel...

    Right-click on the folder containing the Excel files, click Properties and make sure that the Read-only attribute is not selected.
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    Windows 8 is designed to work with UEFI, so I...

    Windows 8 is designed to work with UEFI, so I would upgrade to it and format the SSD as GPT.
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    It may have been the monitor that died, not the...

    It may have been the monitor that died, not the computer, so, if you still have it, try using it with the monitor of your new PC if its cabling is compatible.
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    You may have installed a drive tool or some other...

    You may have installed a drive tool or some other tool that disables Disk Management because it takes its place.
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    If I were you, I would stick with Windows 8,...

    If I were you, I would stick with Windows 8, because a free update soon to be released called Windows 8.1, is going to address complaints like no Start button.

    "Win8 still provides Windows 7's...
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    The best and most secure way to erase the data on...

    The best and most secure way to erase the data on a hard disk drive or solid state drive (SSD) -

    http://www.pcbuyerbeware.co.uk/The-best-way-to-erase-the-data-on-a-hard-drive-and-ssd.htm
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    Why can I only use half of my huge 4TB external...

    Why can I only use half of my huge 4TB external Seagate hard disk drive with Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 and 8? -

    http://www.pcbuyerbeware.co.uk/HDDProblems.htm#gpt

    Can an...
  20. The newsletter and website are called Windows...

    The newsletter and website are called Windows Secrets, not Google Secrets. Has Woody been paid to go into bat for Google? In my opinion, Google is a bad company that doesn't obey the rules it sets...
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    If you use a router for your connection, make...

    If you use a router for your connection, make sure that its hardware firewall is enabled in its web-based configuration setup. Then you just have to have the Windows Firewall enabled in WinXP, Vista,...
  22. I would use a tool such as Network Stumbler to...

    I would use a tool such as Network Stumbler to find out which channels any of your neighbours are using and then set your channel to the one least used.

    Keep it in mind that the 2.5GHz band ( I...
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    "The safest browser is Google Chrome, usually...

    "The safest browser is Google Chrome, usually known as simply Chrome." - If you consider allowing Google to log everything that you do on your computer safe. If you use it Google knows who you are,...
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    If there is a System Restore restore point...

    If there is a System Restore restore point available that predates the problem, try restoring it.

    Windows XP: How to Troubleshoot and Fix Shutdown, Restart/Reboot, Reboot and General PC Startup...
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    Use the email address that your web service...

    Use the email address that your web service provider provides - usually as webmail or accessed by an email client such as Mozilla Thunderbird. Or buy a domain name (yourname.com, etc) and hosting for...
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