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  1. Thanks RussB. The two resolutions are...

    Thanks RussB.
    The two resolutions are essentially the same ratio, 1.77:1 or 16:9.
    I am using the better resolution since, as I said earlier, it looks better. The only downside is that I have to...
  2. Yes the video/graphics driver is newer but I...

    Yes the video/graphics driver is newer but I assumed, perhaps incorrectly, that it was the video adapter that determined the native resolution.
    I am not concerned about the change - in fact the...
  3. Puzzling laptop screen resolution problem

    I have an HP HDX-16 series laptop which I have had for 2-3 years. Recently I decided to replace the hard drive with a hybrid drive and I am so far very pleased with the way it performs. Obviously I...
  4. Thanks for the links Chowur. The first link...

    Thanks for the links Chowur.
    The first link gives a pretty good explanation of admin$ share, although the address they refer to in the second graphic is impossible to make out, so I can't try it. It...
  5. Thanks for the reply chowur, but the command line...

    Thanks for the reply chowur, but the command line in your reference is pretty much what I have been using; I tried it anyway and got the same result "Access is denied (5)".
    I think as I stated in...
  6. Thanks for the reply. I am the only user on any...

    Thanks for the reply.
    I am the only user on any of my computers, so I don't use a log in name or password. I can access all files on the remote computer, so I guess I am logged in. I did what it...
  7. Problem with shutting down computer remotely

    I have a small home network with 3 computers:
    A. main desktop Win 7 64 bit Home Premium (upstairs)
    B. laptop same as A.
    C. secondary desktop Win XP Home (downstairs)
    I want to be able to turn on...
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    Another GMail problem

    I use GMail and although for the most part I like it, I occasionally find it annoying. Recently I received an email from a friend who forwarded it to me. The body of the email is missing when I read...
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    I may have solved my problem with the WD MyBook...

    I may have solved my problem with the WD MyBook drive. In BIOS I disabled support for legacy USB devices, and since then I have only seen one "USB device not recognized" message. When I restarted my...
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    My chipset drivers are up to date. As I...

    My chipset drivers are up to date.

    As I continue to investigate this problem, I become more convinced that it has something to do with my USB ports/drivers. When I turned my computer off...
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    I do believe that my chipset drivers are up to...

    I do believe that my chipset drivers are up to date, but I will check.

    Further update.
    When I turned my computer on this morning, my son's drive was not recognized. Device manager showed an...
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    Thanks for the replies. I will check inside the...

    Thanks for the replies.
    I will check inside the case Fred; I do know it's pretty clean there.

    Russ, how do I check for firmware? I'm not even sure the drives are the same. My drive is a "bare"...
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    Update I have had the offending drive connected...

    Update
    I have had the offending drive connected to my laptop for a couple of days and so far no problems. I have synced some folders with my desktop (over my network), made a backup image of my...
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    Thanks for the quick responses. @Clint Not...

    Thanks for the quick responses.

    @Clint
    Not operated from a laptop (but see my later comments)
    Drive has its own power supply
    I'm not sure how to check for "greedy hooks"!
    Cables are seated...
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    external HD has two personalities!

    I have a most frustrating problem with a new Western Digital 2TB external HD. The drive is NTFS formatted and works normally most of the time when it is left on. However, if I turn the drive off,...
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    Thanks to Bob Primak and Bill for their comments....

    Thanks to Bob Primak and Bill for their comments.

    Bob, I have Windows 64-bit, so your comments may not apply - you referred to 32-bit Windows. Besides, I believe based on my readings (and Bill...
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    Thanks again to all who responded and kept this...

    Thanks again to all who responded and kept this thread going.

    The problem was solved by updating the version of Acronis TI WD edition I used; I don't know why, but since I updated everything has...
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    Thanks for the suggestion Zig. fifer

    Thanks for the suggestion Zig.

    fifer
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    Update

    I uninstalled Acronis TI WD edition, then decided to download and install the latest version, just to see what happened. Wouldn't you know it, it worked flawlessly!!! I backed up my desktop C drive,...
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    Fred I think you're correct - Acronis TI WD has...

    Fred I think you're correct - Acronis TI WD has indeed gone wonky!!
    I checked out the manual for Acronis WD on the WD website, and there is no mention of a secure zone - they seem to have eliminated...
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    Despite the fact that I said that enough time had...

    Despite the fact that I said that enough time had been spent on my problem, I could not resist the temptation to investigate further!
    I had also installed Acronis Disk Monitor to monitor my...
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    Although I wasn't sure what "mounting" a drive...

    Although I wasn't sure what "mounting" a drive meant, I did exactly what you described, and was able to see what was in the image.

    With all due respect, Windows Disk Management is falsely showing...
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    Thanks for all the suggestions. @ Zig I did...

    Thanks for all the suggestions.

    @ Zig
    I did try the free version of Easeus and I had problems with that. The Pro version worked perfectly.

    @Fred
    I'm not quite sure what you mean when you say...
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    I am using Windows. fifer

    I am using Windows.

    fifer
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    Thanks RetiredGeek (some of my friends refer to...

    Thanks RetiredGeek (some of my friends refer to me by that name too!!)
    Yes both laptop and desktop run 64 bit Win 7 HP.
    No is the answer to your second question.
    Good suggestion about contacting...
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