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    Final report to wrap up this thread. Shortly...

    Final report to wrap up this thread.

    Shortly after #8 I ran chkdsk again and received a clean bill of health. I believe there were some items it had repaired, but am not certain, my memory not...
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    I doubt it, as he asked the same question in...

    I doubt it, as he asked the same question in 2010. See #11
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    She has a tablet, although I don't believe she...

    She has a tablet, although I don't believe she has ever used it, despite the hours I spent reading all the instructions and setting it up for her. Like me, she probably disliked the fiddly keyboard.
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    The problem is the motherboard. A near neighbour,...

    The problem is the motherboard. A near neighbour, who is/was a computer pro, has located a second hand MB for £40, and will install it for £20. Apparently new MBs for old pcs are no longer produced....
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    [SOLVED] “The restore operation completed successfully....

    “The restore operation completed successfully. The component store corruption repaired. The operation completed successfully.”
    So presumably there was only the one problem, and everything is now OK....
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    @ PaulT The monitor worked fine on my machine,...

    @ PaulT The monitor worked fine on my machine, but mine wouldn’t on work on the wife’s PC, so I’ll have to take it to a repair shop tomorrow.

    Thanks for pointing out the possible faults, as...
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    Thanks, but no success. Downloaded 1.59 GB iso,...

    Thanks, but no success. Downloaded 1.59 GB iso, the system insisted on a DVD rather than usb stick, but I aborted after 90 minutes after calculating it would take 70 hours at 22160 kbpm. When I...
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    Thanks Sudo. Will give tham a try, but it will...

    Thanks Sudo. Will give tham a try, but it will not be until Tuesday.

    Not sure how to set chkdskto run without parameters
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    Monitor blank

    Not sure which forum this should be in, don’t even know if it’s software or h/ware.

    When my wife switched on her old Dell E521 desktop this evening, originally Vista, now win8.1 Pro, the monitor...
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    There was no need to be suspicious, one was...

    There was no need to be suspicious, one was paying for the product, just like a special offer in the supermarket. In fact $40 is a reasonable price for any OS. MS would still make huge profits if all...
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    Which parameter did you use - chkdsk /f or chkdsk...

    Which parameter did you use - chkdsk /f or chkdsk /r ?
    chkdsk /r

    While you haven't said which Windows version you are using
    Windows 8.1 Home

    It’s somewhat confusing because Event Viewer...
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    FALSE ALARM A few minutes ago the screen went...

    FALSE ALARM

    A few minutes ago the screen went entirely black with no message, making me fear the worst, but then said scan completed, and went on to boot. After such a scare it would have been...
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    CHKDSK doesn't complete

    This looks to be the correct forum.

    I am running chkdsk and screen shows:
    “Scanning and repairing Drive C): 10% complete”.

    The problem is that it hasn’t moved from 10% for a long time, at...
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    [SOLVED] Thanks, but all I get is "CBS log:invalid file"....

    Thanks, but all I get is "CBS log:invalid file".

    As a moderator, are you able to delete the thread?
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    [SOLVED] Trying to understand a scannow log

    I have been having some problems with my Win8.1 Home system lately. Sometimes when trying to open MS Word or Sharescope a message appears saying that it is not compatible with this PC. In the case of...
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    Thanks for the explanation. As you guessed, I had...

    Thanks for the explanation. As you guessed, I had assumed that Remote Desktop meant what the name implies, i.e. connection to another PC in a different town or country, such as accessing one’s own PC...
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    So MS have changed their policy, as I'm pretty...

    So MS have changed their policy, as I'm pretty sure they wouldn't allow me to log on to their server for assistance.
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    That's a real surprise, but I'll take your word...

    That's a real surprise, but I'll take your word for it. No time for wading through annual reports unnecessarily.
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    Thanks Joe, I believe this is what I have seen...

    Thanks Joe, I believe this is what I have seen before. Nothing there to interest me.

    With regard to #2, it’s a matter of common sense. Bill Gates became one of the richest men in the world because...
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    IF is the key word in first sentence. Unable to...

    IF is the key word in first sentence.
    Unable to understand sentence 2.
    Thanks for the chart, more detailed than any I've seen previously, but there doesn't appear to be anything of use to me,...
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    Upgrade Win 8.1 Home to Pro, or not.

    Win 10 insists on patches being automatically installed as soon as issued, unless one installs the Pro version, or higher. This despite a history of poorly designed patches causing havoc on many...
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    Sorry. Never noticed that the bottom part of the...

    Sorry. Never noticed that the bottom part of the message had to be clicked separately. Susoect the OP didn't either.
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    Curious to know how you determined this, as the...

    Curious to know how you determined this, as the pop up message doesn't mention encrption, in fact its not at all informative to non-techies.
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    Thanks for the link and the useful information. Knowing that RAM isn’t going to restrict any downloads is reassuring, but it seems I would need to be present to resume an interrupted d/l.

    A...
  25. Is ‘resume protection’ something one manually...

    Is ‘resume protection’ something one manually switches on or off?

    Still interested in discovering where the download terminated, and if possible why, this morning I thought it might be worth...
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