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  1. Hi guys! Thanks for all the help. @DrWho. It...

    Hi guys! Thanks for all the help.
    @DrWho. It seems there is no need to worry about data loss, as it has already gone missing. Opening Documents shows just two entries, Thunderbird and Macrium...
  2. A fascinating read, although much of it above my...

    A fascinating read, although much of it above my head.

    You are right, it is E521. This is what comes from relying on my memory - which is pretty fallible these days Ė rather than check it out....
  3. My wife, who is notoriously mean, is unlikely to...

    My wife, who is notoriously mean, is unlikely to pay for a SSD, espec. as the PC is only used for email, browsing and VOIP. Furthermore, I've read somewhere that SSDs need to be aligned, something I...
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    Thanks for that. Just to be clear, we are both...

    Thanks for that. Just to be clear, we are both referring to the rescue discs for use when the PC refuses to boot, not the backup images, Yes?
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    Thatís a surprise! I was under the impression...

    Thatís a surprise! I was under the impression that an image was an exact copy of the drive contents, minus the unused space, would never have guessed it also did a defrag.

    With regard to multiple...
  6. @SUDO15 Looked up 4GB RAM on the Dell site,...

    @SUDO15 Looked up 4GB RAM on the Dell site, using the service tag to ensure the right one, but they only quote 2 GB. Perhaps the E321 is unable to handle 4GB.

    Regarding Binkiland, your link was...
  7. Superantisyware took over 2 hours to scan the PC...

    Superantisyware took over 2 hours to scan the PC on Saturday, rather than the usual 10-15 minutes. On numerous occasions when looking to see if it had finished, it was scanning windows.xxxx.old. My...
  8. Sorry to be a pain, but I could do with some...

    Sorry to be a pain, but I could do with some clarification. You mention having C-drive for OS & programs, then also for data, etc. Is your recommendation to retain the existing single drive for...
  9. Thanks for the replies. @RolandSJ. So the...

    Thanks for the replies.

    @RolandSJ. So the answer to my question is ‘No’, formatting the HD before a new installation is not essential, thus something else caused this shambles. It would be nice to...
  10. Should HD be reformatted before clean install of Windows?

    It seemed unlikely, but recent events have me wondering. A few problems with my wifeís PC led to the conclusion that a clean install might be a good idea. As she keeps hundreds of emails within...
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    You're right, but why did the moderators...

    You're right, but why did the moderators republish such an old thread?
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    Welcome back Ted! It's been a long time since we...

    Welcome back Ted! It's been a long time since we heard from you.

    George
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    My God! How many do you have?

    My God! How many do you have?
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    [SOLVED] I must take back the comment about Microsoft, and...

    I must take back the comment about Microsoft, and apologize for wasting everyone’s time. It turned out to be my error.

    MS may be in Reading, but my call yesterday was put through to India or...
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    [SOLVED] Thanks for that Sudo. I didn’t realise MS...

    Thanks for that Sudo. I didn’t realise MS actually answer queries on the phone. The only time I phoned, a long time ago and probably to a US number, they wanted $90 before they would discuss...
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    [SOLVED] A generous offer, but I'll give them a ring.

    A generous offer, but I'll give them a ring.
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    [SOLVED] The product key is quite clearly printed on the...

    The product key is quite clearly printed on the case, as is X3 Family Pack, and it has been repeatedly checked after entering on the PC but is rejected as invalid. This became ineligble when I tried...
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    [SOLVED] Which do you prefer? And why, if that is not...

    Which do you prefer? And why, if that is not asking too much.
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    [SOLVED] Office product code rejected

    MS are a PITA.

    I reinstalled Win 8.0 on my wifeís machine due to problems, have spent the entire morning trying to get the internet working without an Ethernet trailing from one room to another...
  20. For non-techies such as myself, the danger with...

    For non-techies such as myself, the danger with Unlocker and similar apps is that we may unlock something that should not be interfered with, and possibly trash the PC, or at least need a fresh...
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    I power cycled the router on Tuesday, following...

    I power cycled the router on Tuesday, following your instructions. Waiting some days to see if the problem was solved, this morning my wife complained that no connections found, and mentioned it was...
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    I wouldn’t dream of it, even though the house is...

    I wouldn’t dream of it, even though the house is full of the clothes she keeps buying.

    I do not recall ever receiving an Error 404 on my PC. Although in recent months there have been numerous...
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    @wavy Waiting a week a good idea, has been...

    @wavy
    Waiting a week a good idea, has been passed on to my wife. Thanks

    @Sudo
    Spent a lot of time searching for info on how to access Safe Mode with (or without) Networking in Win8.1, but none...
  24. You must have missed it twice. They are mentioned...

    You must have missed it twice. They are mentioned in the last Patch Watch, dated 12/02/15 under the heading ‘Attacking the kernel via True type fonts’. As they are kernel patches, which often go...
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    Sudo, reinstalled Regservo, then deleted it with...

    Sudo, reinstalled Regservo, then deleted it with IOBIT, which found lots of remnants. I forgot your instruction to shred the remnants – in fact I considered the option, but decided against in case...
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