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    You can also try uninstalling the touchpad...

    You can also try uninstalling the touchpad software then deleting or uninstalling the touchpad in device manager, rebooting, then install the entire software package over again.

    -Just make sure...
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    Are you installing Windows Vista from on top of...

    Are you installing Windows Vista from on top of Windows itself, or are you doing so by
    booting the disk and performing a format & clean install?

    I recommend installing the OS by format & clean...
  3. Thread: Backup

    by CLiNT
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    possibly, if you connect the old drive as a...

    possibly, if you connect the old drive as a secondary and it's readable, data could be pulled off.
    Programs should be installed one at a time, and no other activity should be going on in the...
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    94C under load is still hot imo... What kind...

    94C under load is still hot imo...

    What kind of a case and fan layout do you have?
    Have you considered a closed unit water cooler for the CPU?
  5. Other than keyboard and mouse...

    Other than keyboard and mouse?
    No.
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    You've got 8.1 right now, so, unless you're not...

    You've got 8.1 right now, so, unless you're not planning on using the machine, why not set it up?
    As the Doc mentions with regards to touch, you're not obliged to use it.
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    The use of extra internal drives would be much...

    The use of extra internal drives would be much faster than either external USB or eSATA.
    Prices should be coming down on 2 or even 3TB drives. (for storage-not primary)
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    Possibly, at 89C you're right up agaist the...

    Possibly, at 89C you're right up agaist the processor's thermal wall.

    See if you can increase the fan speed with a software program such as SpeedFan, or a higher fan setting in the BIOS.

    At any...
  9. Thread: Is IE safe?

    by CLiNT
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    This seems to be a disturbing trend, at least to...

    This seems to be a disturbing trend, at least to me it is, of browsers taking more secrurity control
    over downloads. And I don't like it one little bit.
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    Cleanmgr.exe, in various batch configurations,...

    Cleanmgr.exe, in various batch configurations, are also my main general
    use cleaner, as it tends to be less aggressive than other tools, like CCleaner or Privacy Mantra for daily usages.
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    POWER Does this occure while plugged in, if not,...

    POWER
    Does this occure while plugged in, if not, is there sufficient power in the battery: >50%?
    DRIVERS
    Any driver updates recently, especially GPU?
    MEMORY
    Test your memory overnight with...
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    Are you absolutely certain there were no system...

    Are you absolutely certain there were no system files located on the drive in question?
    It's probably because some of your bootfiles WERE located on it before you ran fixMBR,
    or something else that...
  13. Surely you'd know if you had some form of 3rd...

    Surely you'd know if you had some form of 3rd party "protection" software installed on the machine?

    I hope you have clean installed after getting this machine donated to you?
    Otherwise you really...
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    Use the original disk as a bootable disk and run...

    Use the original disk as a bootable disk and run the scans manually:
    chkdsk /r (on the primary) & fix mbr, from the command prompt.
    If you have external or USB drives attached, unplug them.

    If...
  15. I doubt it. It looks to me like you're in for a...

    I doubt it. It looks to me like you're in for a repair install.
    You should also consider making an image of the drive if successful.

    Have you looked into the possibility of an NTLDR issue?
    NTLDR...
  16. Anything amiss in BIOS. I assume you've gotten in...

    Anything amiss in BIOS. I assume you've gotten in there and looked around.
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    Leave it alone and find something else to remove...

    Leave it alone and find something else to remove to make more space.
    MSE shares dependencies with Windows Update & or other aspects of the OS.
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    What about the others?

    What about the others?
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    Run through all of your installed programs to...

    Run through all of your installed programs to check that they open and run correctly, especially those with auto start capabilities..
    This will, hopefully, help to narrow down the culprit.

    Open...
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    OP: Original Poster. Take your pick: Junkware...

    OP: Original Poster.

    Take your pick:
    Junkware Removal Tool
    AdwCleaner
    SUPERAntiSpyware
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
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    For me...I haven't had any issues with any of the...

    For me...I haven't had any issues with any of the updates thus far.



    Windows Updates are always being blamed for downing people's systems.
    There's just way too much variability out there to...
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    The use of torrents and the above OP statement...

    The use of torrents and the above OP statement doesn't bode well together.

    If one has been running the machine the same way for years, just two weeks doesn't necessarily mean the OP is in need of...
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    It's not so much that you don't need a PF, it's...

    It's not so much that you don't need a PF, it's more like "you don't need that much of a PF",
    at least nowhere near 32GB. (up to the amount of your total RAM)
    This whole PF discussion is a non...
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    I paid 176.99 on Amazon for mine last August by...

    I paid 176.99 on Amazon for mine last August by Top Gear Inc. (I thought that wasn't a bad deal)


    SanDisk Extreme PRO 240GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive (SSD) With 10-Year...
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    Don't forget about making a Windows 7 bootable...

    Don't forget about making a Windows 7 bootable repair disk, and
    ensure that your image includes the recovery partitions too.
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