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    Hi, thanks for the reply. I could never stand to...

    Hi, thanks for the reply. I could never stand to be without it for that long, though. I ended up sending it in to Toshiba and, to their credit, they got it working free under warranty (of course, I...
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    Thanks, starvinmarvin. Very helpful post. ...

    Thanks, starvinmarvin. Very helpful post.

    Well, I bought a router tonight (one USB 2.0 port and one USB 3.0), so I'll know in a couple of days, once my new ISP has set up, whether or not things...
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    Actually, we still have at least 3, maybe 4,...

    Actually, we still have at least 3, maybe 4, within 15 miles of me. I know they are in the process of closing some of their stores, though.
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    Thanks again, Sudo15. The techchannel link was...

    Thanks again, Sudo15. The techchannel link was useful. Who knew Radio Shack had a site like this? :)

    I'm actually using Safari on a Mac while my PC is being repaired, but I think the problem is...
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    Thanks, everyone for your replies. Sudo15, the PC...

    Thanks, everyone for your replies. Sudo15, the PC World article was interesting and mentioned several other USB possibilities I hadn't thought of. I still don't have an answer, though, to the...
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    How to use router USB ports?

    Well, here's my next ignorant router question. ;)

    In shopping around, I've found that, other than speed, most of the basic features and functions are common to just about all routers. The one...
  7. Thanks again, Paul. There will probably be...

    Thanks again, Paul.

    There will probably be some questions coming....
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    It appears so. I don't know if this is a UEFI...

    It appears so. I don't know if this is a UEFI thing or a Toshiba/AMI thing.



    Yes, it does, but of course changing its value makes no difference now.
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    Yes, absolutely, I backed up first. Fortunately,...

    Yes, absolutely, I backed up first. Fortunately, my data isn't at risk.

    So you think it's strictly a hardware failure and nothing to do with my partitioning? I hope you're right - - it would be a...
  10. Recommendations Needed for Secure Router

    Hi everyone,

    Windows Secrets used to regularly publish a PC Security Baseline. As I recall, it was always in the upper right corner of the home page and listed recommended hardware and software.
    ...
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    Can My Dead Laptop Be Resuscitated?

    I'm going crazy without my main PC,but I've delayed posting this for a couple of days because I've been trying to decide where to post. I don't know if my problem is a Linux problem, a Windows...
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    Good idea, Browni, but I checked and no such...

    Good idea, Browni, but I checked and no such luck. :-(

    Thanks, though.
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    Thanks, RetiredGeek. I just checked the...

    Thanks, RetiredGeek. I just checked the specifications at both manufacturers' sites, and they're both 9.5 cm.

    My first post was hasty and incomplete. My old drive is a Samsung, but the new one is...
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    New hard drive doesn't fit

    Hi,

    I just bought a new Samsung hard drive to replace the dying one in my old laptop. This morning I tried to install it. I removed the metal shell from the old drive and put it on the new one;...
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    Browser Page Not Found Error

    Hi, not sure which forum is most appropriate for this, but hope this works.

    A few weeks ago, I started getting an error when I click on various kinds of hyperlinks in my browsers. This happens in...
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    How Do I Require a Click to Launch?

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    I don't know if this is an OS issue or a vendor issue. On the Lenovo Windows 8 laptop I bought for my daughter last month, even the slightest "hover" causes whatever is underneath the mouse...
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    I have a related question, as well. I know AMD...

    I have a related question, as well. I know AMD processors are reliable, although not quite up to the stands of Intel, and they do tend to be cheaper. However, the references to chip "model numbers"...
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    Just like Win 7? That's good to know. I had seen...

    Just like Win 7? That's good to know. I had seen references to getting the Start button back, but I didn't know it could be customized so completely.



    Are you talking about tablets that can...
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    Which Laptop Brand?

    Hi everyone,

    I have kind of a time-critical issue here. Sorry for the rush....

    I'm looking for a low-priced laptop for my high-school granddaughter. (Her autistic sister dropped her old one in...
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    chowur, it's an SMC, Model SMCD3GNV--my first...

    chowur, it's an SMC, Model SMCD3GNV--my first experience ever with a cable modem.

    Paul, the passphrase I have been using is 24 characters, which I thought was sufficient for my home network that...
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    Thanks, junebug. I tried all your suggestions as...

    Thanks, junebug. I tried all your suggestions as well as doing hard reset on the modem a couple of times, with no success.

    However, I called tech support for the third time and was finally able to...
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    Cannot secure wireless network

    Hi, everyone. I'm in a sorry situation here, and really need your help.

    I switched my ISP to Comcast yesterday, despite all the complaints I'd heard about their support, because I felt it was my...
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    Location Is Not Indexed?

    Hi everyone,

    I'm finally getting around to posting here. Hope everybody's having a great day!

    After reading the article in the latest newsletter, I thought I'd finally learn how to do Windows...
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    Wow, that was easy! Thanks, Fred. Now...that...

    Wow, that was easy! Thanks, Fred. Now...that drive letter was assigned for years -- can you tell me how it got "unassigned"?
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    Thanks for your replies, everyone. They've been...

    Thanks for your replies, everyone. They've been very helpful, and I'll post an update after I've tried your suggestions. Right now, though, I have another serious problem.

    I am unable to back up...
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