Hardware trouble: Process of elimination

Kathleen Atkins

Lounge member Slorm’s PC is suddenly shutting down intermittently.

He wasn’t seeing definitive clues in his Events reports, but a message from his motherboard mentioned something about power surges.

So he turned to the Hardware forum to discuss his hunches. He and his fellow Loungers talked about uninterruptible power supplies, power-supply units, and testers thereof — and also about what the problem could be if not in the PSU. You could benefit now or in the future by following their conversation.

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions for which you might have answers:

Office Applications    
General Productivity USB flash-drive problem *
Word Processing How to do search for hyphens
Spreadsheets Disabling paste into cells *
Databases Need to repair corrupted Access database
Visual Basic for Apps Code to check for Track Changes and turn it off *
Microsoft Outlook Turn off address-book synching? *
Non-Outlook E-mail Recommend Gmail, Yahoo, AOL webmail alternatives?
General Windows How about a .com key? *
Windows 10 Windows 10 Pro on a new drive?
Windows 8 Reformat media drive?
Windows 7 Removable drives not recognized
Windows XP Has anybody had experience with EMET on XP SP3?
Windows Servers Windows Server 2012 shared-folder permissions issues
Internet Explorer Closing tab causes lots of hard-drive activity
Third-Party Browsers Lost PasswordBox in Firefox
Networking Router and laptop trouble
Software Development
Windows Programming How to reorder grid rows to match linked data table?
Web Design & Development Need WordPress help: Text-box sizing
Other Technologies
Security & Scams Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit (MBAE) in general release
Maintenance Macrium Reflect: Making a boot-disk query
Hardware ASUS X99 reporting surges *
Graphics/Multimedia A/V synching *

* starred posts: particularly useful

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Kathleen Atkins

About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.