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    No more crashes since - Carbonite running...

    No more crashes since - Carbonite running full-time. Weird!!!
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    Still no crashes though Carbonite still running....

    Still no crashes though Carbonite still running.

    I guess I now have to treat it as 'if it ain't broke, don't fx it' - at least for now......
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    Have now had 10 days crash-free with Carbonite...

    Have now had 10 days crash-free with Carbonite turned off.

    Have turned it back on again to do more backing up, so will wait and see if/when there is another crash.
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    I've run the memtest 86 overnight - I think it...

    I've run the memtest 86 overnight - I think it did 11 tests - and no memory problems were found.

    I've run the Dell daignostic hardware test, and it has found no problems.

    I need to decide...
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    This is way beyond my level of experience, and...

    This is way beyond my level of experience, and probably competence!! I suspect I would end up with a dead computer.

    I have thought of dong a Factory reset which is straightforward enouhg. Do you...
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    Had another crach last night/this morning. I...

    Had another crach last night/this morning. I have uploaded the most recent minidump file to:

    https://skydrive.live.com/#cid=243DDBF0A453E0DF&id=243DDBF0A453E0DF!105

    Is this what you need?

    I...
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    I've set the computer to minidumps as you...

    I've set the computer to minidumps as you advised. I checked for an update for the Zoom wifi USB, and it said it was up-to-date. I took the 'easy' route and bought a new USB wifi device, which...
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    Thank you so much for this. It is a Zoom USB...

    Thank you so much for this.

    It is a Zoom USB wi-fi dongle. I am tempted to just buy a new one. It predates the PC by several years so maybe needs to be pensioned off. I can't remember just how...
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    To Satrow Thanks for all this. All now done. ...

    To Satrow

    Thanks for all this. All now done. The file is at https://skydrive.live.com/#cid=243DDBF0A453E0DF&id=243DDBF0A453E0DF!105 I hope.

    Useful to know I have a zipper - should have...
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    To Joe I haven't updated either drivers of...

    To Joe

    I haven't updated either drivers of hardware for some time - probably a year or more - so I don't think this can be the problem.

    How do I do memory tests?

    Thanks
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    To Satro I can't find a folder of this name in...

    To Satro

    I can't find a folder of this name in the Windows directory. Also, I don't think I have any faciility forzipping.

    Thanks
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    Blue screen incidents

    I have a Dell desktop running on Vista. Over the last few week, it has crashed several times. When it crashes, the screen goes blank, and the computer beeps regularly. When I shut it down, and...
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    Windows Mail has stopped working

    I have been using Windows Mail in Vista on my desktop PC to access my 'btinternet.com' mail for the last 2 or 3 years. I have had no problems doing this until recently when I fiddled about with my...
  14. Thread: Microsoft Money

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    Found the answer myself. Microsoft has a free...

    Found the answer myself. Microsoft has a free download of Money 2005 (UK version) at:

    http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/confirmation.aspx?id=26915

    May help someone else...
  15. Thread: Microsoft Money

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    Microsoft Money

    I have been using this for some years. The last version I have is dated 2004. My lapotp hardrive recently died, and when I re-installed the Money program, it is unable to read my .mny files.

    I...
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    I have solved it - I changed output server from...

    I have solved it - I changed output server from 25 to 587. I found this by googling the error message number. No idea what is going on but it appears to work!
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    Outlook won't send messages on my new laptop

    I use Outlook for my email which is provided by BT Yahoo. I have got a new laptop, and have set up Outlook on this (Offiice 2007). It receives emails but it will not send them. All the settings,...
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    Thank you all for your suggestions. The key...

    Thank you all for your suggestions. The key mapper thing looks a bit ambitious for me - not sure I would end up with a working computer at the end of it. I guess a good low tech solution would be...
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    Thanks for this. But neither option here does...

    Thanks for this. But neither option here does the job. What I need to do is disable the keyboard, while still being able to use the mouse, and computer itself. Any other ideas?
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    Can I lock the keyboard while Skype

    Is there any way I can lock my laptop keyboard while Skype-ing with my one year old grand-daughter she likes to play with the keys, and sometimes messes everything up.
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    jiffy128 Thanks for this. have always assumed...

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    Thanks for this. have always assumed that anti-virus programs do good but no harm and realise now that this is not so. Will be more vigilant in future.

    Luckily, I have all the disks...
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    I use a free program called 'Syncback' to back up...

    I use a free program called 'Syncback' to back up all our household data files including photos, videos, and spoken word MP3 files used on iPods. I have two external hard drives, and back up about...
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    I have removed AVG and replaced with MSE - am...

    I have removed AVG and replaced with MSE - am doing the same on laptop and other PC, which have not had these problems so far.

    The PC was sujpplied by a local computer shop who did not give me a...
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    I have now looked at the events logs as...

    I have now looked at the events logs as recommended.

    System: There are a large number of 'red' messages in early April and May - they seem to be mainly saying "The server was unable to allocate...
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    I ran the Malware program, as advised and found...

    I ran the Malware program, as advised and found nothing.

    However, I discovered today that the AVG program had not been updated since 30 May, but I only got a warning about this today. When I...
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