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  1. If I understand the above, I can use the...

    If I understand the above, I can use the Activation Troubleshooter to activate a Win10 installation on a replacement hard drive on the same computer. Out of curiosity how does the Activation...
  2. I have concluded I have a bad hard drive. ...

    I have concluded I have a bad hard drive. Seagate's SMART test produced a "fail." So the queston becomes: how do I reinstall Win10 on a new hard drive? To reiterate, I installed Win10 as an update...
  3. According to Event Viewer, just before the...

    According to Event Viewer, just before the automatic reboot I receive Event ID 51. "An error detected in \device\Harddisk 0\ DRO during a paging operation." Is this illuminating?
  4. I disabled automatic restart as suggested above...

    I disabled automatic restart as suggested above and received this BSOD error: kernel data inpage error. What next? I Googled the error, but what I found wasn't helpful, e.g Bootrec /fixmbr and...
  5. OK, so I did the reinstall outlined above, and...

    OK, so I did the reinstall outlined above, and now my Win10 system continually reboots. Each time the system boots up it remains stable for a few minutes, but after a few minutes of inactivity it...
  6. Thank you for the suggestion, but I did that as...

    Thank you for the suggestion, but I did that as well. It came up with no errors.
  7. BootMgr Is Missing After Upgrade from Win7

    I recently upgraded from Win 7 to Win10. The upgrade went smoothly with one big exception: after I boot Win 10 it inevitably crashes a day or two later with the dreaded "BootMgr is missing Press...
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    Behavior of Programs in Taskbar

    How do I control the performance of programs in the Taskbar. More particularly, can I control whether an activated Taskbar program opens a new icon on the Taskbar. For example, Chrome is in...
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    Maybe I should restate the issue: Chrome is in...

    Maybe I should restate the issue: Chrome is in position 1 (WinKey+1) on the Taskbar. Previously, in Windows 8 when I opened Chrome a new icon did not appear on the Taskbar and the original icon in...
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    I appreciate the reply, but the problem remains...

    I appreciate the reply, but the problem remains unsolved. My startup option is certain set specific pages. No extension controls startup at least as far as I can detect. My Chrome version is...
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    Stop Chrome multiple windows

    I just reinstalled Windows 10, and Chrome's behavior has changed. Now when I have Chrome open (with multiple tabs) and I click on the Chrome icon in my taskbar to return to the program a new Chrome...
  12. I took a look at Event Viewer and discovered VSS...

    I took a look at Event Viewer and discovered VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service) Event ID 12340. What can I do with this information? I Googled it but found nothing that seems to pertain to my...
  13. Repeated Temporary Freezes in Windows 8.1

    My windows 8.1 system repeatedly freezes. The freezes are temporary, lasting between 15 and 60 seconds. I believe Microsoft refers to them as "generic freezes." I have scanned the web for advice...
  14. Fixed!. I changed the zoom to 75%, and my...

    Fixed!. I changed the zoom to 75%, and my outgoing emails are fine again. I have no idea how the zoom was changed. I'm pretty darn sure I didn't do it: it's not a feature I ever touched before. ...
  15. I'm sorry what I should have said is this: any...

    I'm sorry what I should have said is this: any additional text in the reply or forward is normal size, but the original small font text remains the same.
  16. Normal Font When Replying or Forwarding

    No the font is normal when replying to or forwarding a small font email. What does that tell you?
  17. Outlook 2007 Keeps Reducing Font in Sent Emails

    For some reason Outlook 2007 has started reducing the font size in all sent emails, ignoring my default. My OS is Windows 8. The result is that the sent emails are essentially unreadable because...
  18. Wireless MS Desktop 1000 Mouse Makes Screen Jump

    My Microsoft Wireless Desktop 1000 Mouse makes my screen jump when I scroll. I have installed the latest drivers for my Windows 8.1 system, but the problem persists. I'm ready to go back to a USB...
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    No, it was built by Micro Express about a year...

    No, it was built by Micro Express about a year and a half ago.
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    Windows 8 Freezes When Sleeping

    From time to time, maybe about every third day, my Windows 8 system freezes while in sleep mode. My system or at least my monitor won't respond to the keyboard or mouse, so my only remedy is to...
  21. Adobe Flash Audio Disrupted While Live Streaming in Chrome

    When I live steam video in Windows 8/Chrome, using Adobe Flash, the audio portion is silenced each time I receive an audio prompt from my system. When I say "audio prompt" I mean a beep that I...
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    As best I can determine, print manager does not...

    As best I can determine, print manager does not appear in the task-bar after booting. Any other suggestions?
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    Disabling Startup Programs Had No Effect

    Thank you for the response. I tried disabling all my startup programs as you suggested, but still the one page printed. I omitted to mention that the one page prints minutes after my system has...
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    HP Laserjet 1200 prints page at startup

    No one seems to have a solution for this irritating problem. Each time I start my system my HP Laserjet 1200 printer prints a page, consisting of 15 "Happy Face" characters. I've had this printer...
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    Later. I finally figured it out using...

    Later. I finally figured it out using ShellExView. One particular context menu handler (RebitShellExt.ContextMenuExtension) was causing the problem.
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