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    "Access denied" on temp file

    Although this could be a programming issue, since it has never occurred on any other system (including my own Win 8.1 system), I thought it might be some kind of Windows setup problem. I have a user...
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    " if you delete the non-functioning printer...

    " if you delete the non-functioning printer before you try to re-install it, you won't have multiple copy numbers."

    That is what is odd (and one reason I'm posting here): The original...
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    Network printer "offline" (but it isn't)

    I'm having a problem with Windows 8.1 (with and without "Update") in which it seems to regularly lose contact with my Brother HL-5250DN network printer, giving me a "printer offline" message when I...
  4. Well, no luck. I tried to install the "LAN...

    Well, no luck. I tried to install the "LAN driver" and it failed with the message that no Ethernet controller was installed.

    In looking around for the ISO file for Win 7, I found some references...
  5. Hmmm...the Device Manager doesn't report any...

    Hmmm...the Device Manager doesn't report any brand at all for either "Ethernet Controller" or "Network Controller." Since the website only shows the Intel driver for "LAN," I think I'm going to just...
  6. "Can you find the network driver for the laptop?"...

    "Can you find the network driver for the laptop?"

    Yes, that I've found. It was your reference to motherboard drivers that led me to being unsure of what else to grab. Although it has an AMD...
  7. Thanks! I've found the list for this model on the...

    Thanks! I've found the list for this model on the Toshiba site. Is there a way for me to identify what items are "motherboard drivers?" It's not obvious from the proprietary names in the list. The...
  8. New disk with Windows 7 Home Prem: "no connections available" w/CAT5

    I just installed a new disk to replace one that crashed on a Toshiba laptop. I used a downloaded Win 7 ISO file to reinstall Windows Home Premium. Everything came back up without a problem until I...
  9. File Managers?

    The first thing I install after an anti-virus is always my favorite two-pane file manager, but I'm surprised that these aren't mentioned at all.
  10. Thanks! I should have also mentioned that they...

    Thanks! I should have also mentioned that they are running two virtualized servers, one for general use (including my own database application) and one for their accounting system. Not sure if that...
  11. Possible causes of read/write errors on one network workstation (only)

    I have a client that has mapped all his employees' personal documents folders to the server. Each employee using my application exe is running the software from a local installation on their PC with...
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    I'm trying to solve the same problem, but my list...

    I'm trying to solve the same problem, but my list of .net installations keeps returning "application cannot be uninstalled" messages. Any ideas?
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    I'm curious: Why would there be a need for an...

    I'm curious: Why would there be a need for an "earlier version of .net"?
  14. Looks like he is going to be getting a USB drive...

    Looks like he is going to be getting a USB drive for Christmas!
  15. Win 8 security in a tech university environment

    My son is about to start dorm living at a university full of tech type people, and I was wondering if there were any security recommendations for his Windows 8 setup other than keeping the firewall...
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    Thanks. I'm almost done. But before I actually...

    Thanks. I'm almost done. But before I actually run the MSE installer, should I disable the Comodo Firewall? I would prefer not to experiment in this particular situation...!
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    MS Security Essentials update hangs

    This is an XP SP3 system. After being prompted, I ran the Windows most recent Windows update which included an update to Microsoft Security Essential (KB2855265). I was surprised to see it prompt me...
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    Are sandboxes two-way?

    I'm curious about running applications in a sandbox. In addition to protecting the PC from the application, does the sandbox protect the application from the rest of the PC? I'm thinking of financial...
  19. Network security compliance test / router settings

    I'm trying to get through a compliance test to use credit card processing in a home network environment. The particular system I'm using is an XP SP2 with MS Security Essentials and the Windows...
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    Powerline networks & switches

    Is there any reason that a home network connection like this...

    Router— Powerline adapter— Powerline adapter— Gigabit switch-< XBox, Network-enabled TV, etc.

    ...won't work?

    I set this up and...
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    Just an FYI caveat emptor: The Amazon page (for...

    Just an FYI caveat emptor: The Amazon page (for what appears to be the replacement for the original product at the link in the article) is chock full of 1-star ratings from people who literally fried...
  22. "You may find that the SATA drive will be more...

    "You may find that the SATA drive will be more reliable than the IDE drive."

    Ironically, I had a SATA drive in a different PC and it ran out of extra sectors to replace bad ones after a couple...
  23. Thanks...that gets me closer. One difference and...

    Thanks...that gets me closer. One difference and one big problem:

    The difference is that I was reminded that my main drive is a SATA (small blue cable going straight to a 4-pin on the motherboard,...
  24. Cannibalizing a computer of doubtful heritage

    I've inherited a computer (or really, the sum of the parts of one) that was supposed to be recycled. I was asked if I could zap the hard drive first, so it was left on my patio (literally). When I...
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    Consistent video problems with Firefox

    Has anyone noticed a consistent problem with Firefox not playing or even displaying videos on some fairly popular news sites? I've been using NoScript for quite a while, and had gotten used to the...
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