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    Also the network techs sometimes do stuff that...

    Also the network techs sometimes do stuff that results in a network hiccup. Also PC's go to sleep and don't always wake up correctly.

    Anyhow I've learned that a certain amount of fault tolerance...
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    The two OSes in play are XP and 7, not 8. Though...

    The two OSes in play are XP and 7, not 8. Though it is true that Win7 is still more secure than XP.

    When I first started synching these machines both contained XP. The desktop has been running 7...
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    Went back and took a 2nd look at the error...

    Went back and took a 2nd look at the error message. Then it jumped out at me! The error is talking about access to the Win7 desktop system, not the XP laptop. Argh!

    I checked folder permissions...
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    Interesting idea. Tried it both with and without...

    Interesting idea. Tried it both with and without the /zb options. No change either way.
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    Yes. Here's the thing. I am IT, or at...

    Yes.



    Here's the thing. I am IT, or at least part of it. Approaching the organization formally was and still is a possibility. However there are also some reasons not to do so. The...
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    I've seen the same thing. In general: - Some...

    I've seen the same thing. In general:

    - Some USB 3 devices fail to be recognized by USB 3 ports. The USB device cannot be used until the computer attaches it correctly;
    - I've had very good...
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    Still more mysteries. I decided to Google that...

    Still more mysteries. I decided to Google that error code and a little digging found a productive link:
    ...
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    More information. Previously I only posted the...

    More information. Previously I only posted the final error message. There is some lead-in text, so the whole message is:

    2015/05/26 16:44:34 ERROR 5 (0x00000005) Scanning Destination Directory...
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    I checked the XP firewall and it's off already. ...

    I checked the XP firewall and it's off already. Also, a GPO prevents me from altering that setting, not that it matters when the firewall is already off.
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    It's a hard-wired connection. Given my training,...

    It's a hard-wired connection. Given my training, background, and the huge variability in the quality of wireless connections, I always take a wired network link when offered the choice.
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    KB 3022345 is known to be buggy. This link...

    KB 3022345 is known to be buggy. This link article doesn't match your exact symptoms, but it may explain the Reliability Monitor reports just the same.
    ...
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    I just came across this link, from our friend...

    I just came across this link, from our friend Woody Leonhard.

    http://www.infoworld.com/article/2926179/microsoft-windows/microsoft-confirms-patch-kb-3022345-breaks-sfc-scannow.html

    Looks like...
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    Ah, I forgot something. I manually set the...

    Ah, I forgot something.

    I manually set the default folders on each system, prior to issuing the RoboCopy command. Therefore I'm not synchronizing every folder on each system (that would be...
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    Inter-System Folder Security Problem

    I've had a surprising issue crop up with RoboCopy (though I don't think RoboCopy is the actual issue here).

    Here's the scenario. I've got 2 computers, a laptop running Windows XP, and a desktop...
  15. I googled the message. Nothing but links back to...

    I googled the message. Nothing but links back to this post. That implies the message is specific to your application.
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    Me too! Can you imagine what everyone would say...

    Me too! Can you imagine what everyone would say now, about something that every kid used to do!? "That's killing your brain cells you crack-head! And what school delivers solvent-laden paper to...
  17. I'm going to say yes, it probably shorten the...

    I'm going to say yes, it probably shorten the life of your computer somewhat. At the same time I don't think that should be your primary consideration.

    You bought your computer to be used, yes? ...
  18. I must admit I'm a long-time reader and I missed...

    I must admit I'm a long-time reader and I missed this particular advice from Fred. However I can comment because I'm also a long-time user and creator of advanced batch files.

    Personally, I've...
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    This is one of those tasks that has never quite...

    This is one of those tasks that has never quite been overtaken by the GUI. The DOS method works well enough.

    One thing, for this purpose the command switch /B is often used. It gets rid of a lot...
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    One thing that might be helpful to know. Windows...

    One thing that might be helpful to know. Windows is a modern operating system with paging and caching support. RAM is almost never "wasted" or inactive in such a system.

    Specifically with...
  21. I'd say yes, but it's not likely to "knock your...

    I'd say yes, but it's not likely to "knock your socks off" either. Here are my impressions of the computer market today:

    - 4 core systems are essentially standard equipment for most desktop-class...
  22. Creating bootable media is typically done via a...

    Creating bootable media is typically done via a formatting step. You get the option to make the media bootable at that time.

    The reason is that making a bootable device involves placing some code...
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    Why do you need the Ansi.Sys driver? It wasn't...

    Why do you need the Ansi.Sys driver? It wasn't very commonly used even in the heyday of DOS, and now it's downright rare to see anyone using it.

    As a couple of posters have mentioned, the only...
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    If it's Klingons, acting friendly is exactly the...

    If it's Klingons, acting friendly is exactly the wrong thing to do.

    Make yourself look bigger and taller. Wear half gloves and a leather jacket. Shout at the computer, "Today is a good day to...
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    Your message is seriously garbled. PDF files...

    Your message is seriously garbled.

    PDF files are the native file format of Adobe Acrobat and are meant for human-readable documents. DBF files are the native file format of dBase III and IV and...
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