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    FN is correct, long ago, I disabled every Fast...

    FN is correct, long ago, I disabled every Fast Startup in BIOS I ran across. I want the slowest post, slowest & most informative boot, slowest & taskbar-notifications-loaded desktop -- in the long...
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    efw777, when I've done the same thing, it's...

    efw777, when I've done the same thing, it's because I accidentally [sometimes more than once] miss-typed it, either CAP'd where I shouldn't have, lower-cased instead of CAP'd [a letter or two], typed...
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    RickC, thanks for adding that information! I'm...

    RickC, thanks for adding that information! I'm hoping OP can simply do a Start Repair, no more, no less. If that fails, then onward OP goes with the information you and I have given that nice...
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    Were you given an OEM or MS blue-disk Windows 7...

    Were you given an OEM or MS blue-disk Windows 7 CD/DVD? If so, boot & reload from there. If not, you'll have to, on another computer using same bit Windows 7, make a USB boot stick and try again....
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    Is there any Wakeup on LAN in BIOS and/or...

    Is there any Wakeup on LAN in BIOS and/or Windows? Just grabbing at straws here.
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    Both SpywareBlaster and Spybot versions 1 & 2 are...

    Both SpywareBlaster and Spybot versions 1 & 2 are just two of many programs that use the host file. I'm wondering if one of them may have set up this defense.
  7. I don't recommend moving any Windows default...

    I don't recommend moving any Windows default folders. Copy them elsewhere, and direct all programs to send their output to your chosen destination. Moving Windows default folders possibly can lead...
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    I'm concerned about this HD grinding. Do you...

    I'm concerned about this HD grinding. Do you mean your HD lite indicates constant nonstop HD reading/writing?
    Or, is there a noise coming from the computer that was not there before? 'Cause my...
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    Guys, Gals, in my BIOS [well ok UEFI converted to...

    Guys, Gals, in my BIOS [well ok UEFI converted to Legacy], there are several options to activate "temperature warnings," which I left unactivated. If such were activated, could some of the things OP...
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    You're going to have to add another HD, whether...

    You're going to have to add another HD, whether internal or external, your choice. After making sure new 2nd HD is formatted and ready to go, copy most of your created txts, docs, pics and downloaded...
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    I too think you have a failing HD. Time to...

    I too think you have a failing HD. Time to purchase a replacement.
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    Let me add this: WindowsClub's Hackerman1 is...

    Let me add this:
    WindowsClub's Hackerman1 is correct! SRPs are very problematic much of the time! They have limited value and limited success. Hackerman1's suggestion of timely and restorable...
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    Ok, using WindowsClub's System Restore Manager, I...

    Ok, using WindowsClub's System Restore Manager, I was able to single-file delete all of the older copies of SRPs; I've found that mass-highlighting & deleting is not always a sure thing.
    Using...
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    I'm checking out my copy today, will report back...

    I'm checking out my copy today, will report back if so far so good...
    I've never met a program that worked for everybody :)
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    System Restore Manager [Windows Club or Bleeping...

    System Restore Manager [Windows Club or Bleeping Computer source? forgot which].This utility will list the SRPs from oldest to recent. One can delete older SRPs.
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    SRPs can succeed within limited circumstances. It...

    SRPs can succeed within limited circumstances. It has helped some during the black screen - return to a previous working configuration once or twice a year.
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    System Restore Points are not a sure thing;...

    System Restore Points are not a sure thing; sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. Because I myself do not know why this is -- I rely on my partition backup images.
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    ...I see his tech support solved the problem......

    ...I see his tech support solved the problem...
    RetiredGeek, do you rmember the good ol' days of Lotus 123 for DOS?
  19. Even though more and more security programs are...

    Even though more and more security programs are becoming Swiss Security Knives:
    Emsisoft AM and MBAM are primarily anti-malware
    SpybotS&D, SpywareBlaster & SUPERAntiSpyware are primarily...
  20. The files probably will be the same. Now, if the...

    The files probably will be the same. Now, if the disk can also invoke any existing system restore point, that would change if the system restore points have been updated from time to time.
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    If you're forced to get a floppy drive, most...

    If you're forced to get a floppy drive, most computer stores will have such for sale. However, be forewarned, getting such thingies online can be a hassle. Best to go with Coochin and PaulT's...
  22. Thread: Backup NG

    by RolandJS
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    I've been using Acronis True Image for a few...

    I've been using Acronis True Image for a few years now. I do make sure to take care of my external hard-drives, any sudden bat byte or bad cluster can render X-tlb unusable.
  23. " I wish I was important enough to be spied...

    "<sigh> I wish I was important enough to be spied on by NSA."
    -RollyDangerlessfield
  24. PaulT, do I remember this correctly? Win7 MBR...

    PaulT, do I remember this correctly? Win7 MBR NTFS; Win8 GPT NTFS
  25. Thread: Outlook 2010

    by RolandJS
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    RickC, could privacy settings within Norton...

    RickC, could privacy settings within Norton Security be set too assertively?
    I have never used privacy settings except for now Privacy Badger within FF.
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