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  1. First this is a great issue. People get a false...

    First this is a great issue. People get a false sense of security with "their" AV app. How do you know it is doing its job? Well here is a good start at evaluating to make sure you aren't relying...
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    [SOLVED] Wow after looking over the Lenovo driver download...

    Wow after looking over the Lenovo driver download site I can see your problem. Sudo15 is correct. About the only way you will get the correct driver is to ID the audio chip. The good news is I am...
  3. [SOLVED] Is there a Reliability Monitor included in Basic...

    Is there a Reliability Monitor included in Basic that you can use to look for correlations?

    It was this very article that made me decide to subscribe to this site:...
  4. Feeling Optimized now are we? :D Fortunately...

    Feeling Optimized now are we? :D

    Fortunately RetiredGeek just posted a helpful link for you.

    BTW, if none of the above (like Revo) complete removes it use Unlocker to nuke any recalcitrant...
  5. Yes DrRon, I remember somewhere on the Seagate...

    Yes DrRon, I remember somewhere on the Seagate forum a tech was saying one of the big tip offs to a drive going bad is it starts puling sectors out of reserve. He was essentially saying if it even...
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    But while running ccleaner, use it to kill any...

    But while running ccleaner, use it to kill any remaining temp, log files any system restore files, caches.

    Then either wipe the free space or defrag (using Win8 utility) and then wipe the free...
  7. My problems with the cloud are: slow, limited...

    My problems with the cloud are: slow, limited data backup..not so much a problem these days. Poor security if files are out there (just ask Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton). US Gov't says your 4th...
  8. ".... unusual sounds typically indicate that the...

    ".... unusual sounds typically indicate that the drive has either already failed or a failure is imminent. You should shut down the drive or your PC immediately to avoid further damage. ..."

    I...
  9. The consensus is likely the graphics driver, but...

    The consensus is likely the graphics driver, but without seeing the minidump log file's pointer it is hard to say.

    In addition to that, what graphics card do you have (if any)? Upgraded...
  10. [SOLVED] This is a darned nice bit of diagnostic work. I...

    This is a darned nice bit of diagnostic work. I would be interested in knowing what the final outcome was and whether there was a fix. Hopefully Joe's suggestion ID's the culprit.
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    I was going to say perhaps it is time to do a...

    I was going to say perhaps it is time to do a clean install on both PCs.

    Since both PCs connect the the Internet through Ethernet OK not a hardware issue. Have to assume it is either a...
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    Last first. No Win7 won't help you restore XP...

    Last first. No Win7 won't help you restore XP MCE, you will need to procure/borrow a set of XP MCE disks to do that. I suspect this is a big box maker PC???? It is possible they still may have...
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    http://support.microsoft.com/mats/windows_media_pl...

    http://support.microsoft.com/mats/windows_media_player_diagnostic
  14. Win Vista was available for download off Digital...

    Win Vista was available for download off Digital River up until a few months ago when MS changed servers and apparently dropped support. I hope Heidi's link still works, but I doubt it. There are...
  15. Author self publishing

    I won't buy any book I don't own. If e-book, that means no DRM and no proprietary format.

    One avenue not covered but a trend I would like to point out and encourage is authors self publishing...
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    I prefer to roll my own. [9.2.1 for XP]...

    I prefer to roll my own. [9.2.1 for XP]
    http://download.wsusoffline.net/
  17. Monitors run on native resolutions. You should...

    Monitors run on native resolutions. You should not be using different resolutions to boost viewability. Berton's suggestion is the way to go. I have to admit with your present old OS and low...
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    http://www.7tutorials.com/how-customize-notificati...

    http://www.7tutorials.com/how-customize-notification-area
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    Interesting. I assume you rebooted after...

    Interesting. I assume you rebooted after install? Not sure if Speedfan is really worth having on a laptop. But, one interesting thing you could try is to right click on the clock over in...
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    Thanks Berton, That is good to know.

    Thanks Berton,

    That is good to know.
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    You can also selectively delete system restore...

    You can also selectively delete system restore files using CCleaner.

    How about a windows.old file?
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    I like Comodo's firewall a lot and they too have...

    I like Comodo's firewall a lot and they too have along history of supporting end of life OS'. BUT, the present firewall is a serious pain in the butt (very much like Vista's dreaded UAC) on an old...
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    The only thing I would consider is if any AV app...

    The only thing I would consider is if any AV app you decide on have released any sort of statement as to how long they intend to continue supporting XP.

    Some have said they will discontinue...
  24. http://forum.scottmueller.com/viewtopic.php?t=1308...

    http://forum.scottmueller.com/viewtopic.php?t=1308

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/2089404/how-to-easily-find-drivers-for-unknown-devices-in-windows.html
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    Install it as the administrator (from an account...

    Install it as the administrator (from an account with administrative privileges).
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