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    Thank you. That did the trick but you never...

    Thank you. That did the trick but you never answered my other question. Why does this happen and how does one prevent it happening again? I have not lost external drives like this for 20 years and...
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    No. My 2 internal disks are 0 and 1 with...

    No. My 2 internal disks are 0 and 1 with appropriate letters but the external drives are merely designated as Disk 2 but with no letters.
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    External drives not recognised

    I have a desktop PC running Win 7 Home 64 bit and have used 2 external hard drives for backup purposes on at least a monthly basis for several years. Suddenly 2 weeks ago I discovered that neither...
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    USB Bluetooth Adaptor

    I am trying to use a mini USB BT adaptor and BT headphones. The headphones are known to work because I have paired them with another (non-USB) BT trnsmitter. In this case, of course I could set...
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    During the course of my investigations via a...

    During the course of my investigations via a Clean Boot I discovered that both Avast and Zone Alarm continued to run their services when I had "disabled all".
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    Thank you Rurib. I had done the Selective...

    Thank you Rurib.

    I had done the Selective Startup excluding usual start up items but I had not looked at the Services and, yes, FF loaded. Having done this now there were 20 services but I...
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    Yes and you will see in my original post that...

    Yes and you will see in my original post that Avast & ZA were running when I successfully loaded FF after a Diagnostic Startup.

    I have run AdwCleaner and it did not report any problems.
    I do not...
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    Cannot load browsers

    Setup: 16 month old Custom desktop ASUS board with 4GB RAM, 2 x 500GB HD, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

    Security: Netgear Router with hardwired firewall, Zone Alarm firewall, Avast AV.,...
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    You seem to be a bit obsessed with Avast AV. It...

    You seem to be a bit obsessed with Avast AV. It updates automatically several times a day and has not caused me any problems over several years.

    Anyway, thanks for the link to Clean Booting. ...
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    I have also downloaded and run AdwCleaner,...

    I have also downloaded and run AdwCleaner, rebooted but the problem persists.
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    Disabling Avast makes no difference. In any...

    Disabling Avast makes no difference. In any case, I am running the same software here on my notebook without any difficulty.
    Could it be a service at fault. What services are essential for all...
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    Yes! All browsers run successfully in Safe Mode....

    Yes! All browsers run successfully in Safe Mode.
    I cannot do anything about Restore Points as having restored a system image this morning the only restore points available are from a time when...
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    Unable to run browsers

    My desktop PC was working normally in every respect yesterday until shutdown at 22.30. I booted up at 9.oo today and read my e-mail (via Mailwasher Pro and Thunderbird) but Firefox repeatedly failed...
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    The Ultimate Troubleshooter

    Does anyone know what has happened to Answersthat work? I have been using TUT for many years and last month when I came to update , received the message that my subscription had expired and...
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    The problem has now been solved. This particular...

    The problem has now been solved. This particular option was removed from Readability earlier this year.
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    Does anyone actually use Firefox? Installation...

    Does anyone actually use Firefox? Installation of add-ons/extensions is entirely automatic and there is no way options can be offered during installation. Any options available for that add-on can...
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    ... tick the little box ... refers to the box on...

    ... tick the little box ... refers to the box on the font modification item on Readability itself, as you can see from the figure. It is this box which is not present on my system.
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    Thank you . You might notice that my original...

    Thank you . You might notice that my original post states "However, despite freshly installing ..."
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    Converting links in Readability addon

    I use Readability add-on in Firefox to make web pages readable and printable. I have come across a blog from Readability...
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    Thank you ruirib, all is back to normal and my...

    Thank you ruirib, all is back to normal and my recent addition is there as well.
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    Hi again, I actually went back and tried to...

    Hi again,

    I actually went back and tried to find the missing items again and found the user feed under Tasks and deleted it, ran the enabling bit and the error message had disappeared. However...
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    Thank you ruirib. As in the reference you...

    Thank you ruirib.

    As in the reference you give, there is no User-Feed_synchronisation or mcupdate_scheduled listed in the Task Scheduler Library and they are also not listed under System32\Tasks....
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    Corrupted Task Scheduler

    I have bee using Win 7 Home Premium for 9 months now but have never set up a scheduled task using Task Scheduler. Today I have tried to set up a schedule but on opening Task Scheduler I received the...
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    Update. I ran in Safe Mode and found IE...

    Update.

    I ran in Safe Mode and found IE working so realised there must be a conflict with one of my running programs. I rebooted normally and checked IE and it was not working but left it on...
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    Perhaps the screen dump is not clear enough. The...

    Perhaps the screen dump is not clear enough. The window is not only blank, it is DEAD. There is no activity indicator and there is no response to any keyboard or mouse input. Consequently, Tools...
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