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    I think I fixed it. I went into the BIOS settings...

    I think I fixed it. I went into the BIOS settings and changed something regarding booting (I forget) and this time it booted correctly. So it must have been "something" I did.

    Thanks for trying to...
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    Won't boot (When first turned on)

    I have a Satellite laptop with Win7 HP and Ubuntu installed in a dual-boot configuration. Everything has worked fine in the past so this may be a self imposed problem, but I can't figure out how to...
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    That's what I was going to say. I'd get a can of...

    That's what I was going to say. I'd get a can of air-spray and clean out the inside of the mouse.
  4. I read no mention of Linux. I understand Ubuntu...

    I read no mention of Linux. I understand Ubuntu is aiming at the tablet/phone with a phone being able to dock and become a full strength operating system. I'm looking forward to that idea. I just...
  5. When I was in your position I found the best book...

    When I was in your position I found the best book was "Database Design for Mere Mortals" by, Hernandez. I actually took a class by him before he published his first book. It made the world of...
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    This is why I won't buy any computer that has a...

    This is why I won't buy any computer that has a Broadcom chip. Just too much trouble to get it working.
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    PDF Readers

    I had the same problem. I think it was encrypted was the reason. Haven't had that happen for a long time now so I don't remember the exact circumstance.
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    From what you describe, I would guess it to be...

    From what you describe, I would guess it to be the Hard Drive you hear. I would buy Spinrite (https://www.grc.com/intro.htm) and run that on the drive.
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    moon: I'm using Emsisoft as my anti-virus and it...

    moon: I'm using Emsisoft as my anti-virus and it has a feature that allows you to block sites. When I get a pop-up I ad its URL address into the Emsisoft Host Rules and select the "Hide Silently"...
  10. I know nothing of what I'm talking about, but...

    I know nothing of what I'm talking about, but just let me throw out this idea. Perhaps the name "Administrator" is a "reserved" word and can't be used in that context.
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    I didn't bother with the software pre-installed,...

    I didn't bother with the software pre-installed, I just used the drive as a spare drive and backing up with my 3rd party software. Works fine.
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    I installed Macrium on my Win7 machine and when I...

    I installed Macrium on my Win7 machine and when I did it made a boot entry whereupon booting my computer I am given a choice to boot into Macrium or boot into Windows. If I am going to run a backup I...
  13. I'd try creating a new USB with Kaspersky from...

    I'd try creating a new USB with Kaspersky from that laptop and trying again.
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    Two things: The flashdrive will not be updated...

    Two things: The flashdrive will not be updated with new definitions as it cannot be written to at that point. It is best to recreate the bootable flashdrive or CD on a non-infected machine just...
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    There is at least one web site, the Grant County...

    There is at least one web site, the Grant County Map Server that requires Silverlight to access it. I found out one day when I tried to access that same site while running Ubuntu. I have found that...
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    An MDB file is a MS Access file so you need to...

    An MDB file is a MS Access file so you need to run Access and then open it from within Access. If you copy the MDB files from one computer to another Access will be looking in the wrong place for the...
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    Poll: Reply to hrdubwd: I agree with you 100% on those...

    Reply to hrdubwd: I agree with you 100% on those stupid icons. I hate them too. My feelings are if you can't read english go home and come back when you can and don't put us through all the pain of...
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    Scanner Software

    I have an older Epson scanner and when I moved to Win7 there were no drivers for it. So I too, got Hamrick's VueScan software. I bought the professional version and like it very much. Works great!
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    Years ago I used a program called Sam Spade. I...

    Years ago I used a program called Sam Spade. I would copy the headers and paste them into Sam Spade which would parse the data and give you an easy to read results. I don't think SS has been updated...
  20. Great article. This is the kind of stuff I like...

    Great article. This is the kind of stuff I like to see. It was also refreshing to note the confirmation of ccleaner and jv16 as they are the two I have settled on as well. Of course I have been a...
  21. WOW! That's really different than my experience...

    WOW! That's really different than my experience with v3.0. I can select the Whole hard drive OR any of the partitions including the linux partitions. Plus with the free edition you can create a...
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