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  1. Thread: Monitor message

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    Yes, I get a similar message all the time. It's...

    Yes, I get a similar message all the time. It's easy to ignore.
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    What happens when you're in disk management and...

    What happens when you're in disk management and right click the invisible drive(s) and select open or explore?
    Is there anything on those drives you want to keep? You could try formatting the...
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    It should be installed on your computer already....

    It should be installed on your computer already. type 'disk cleanup' in the taskbar and it should open.

    Also, I don't see any download links at all on that page. Can you post a screenshot?

    Wave...
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    For now it's just taking up space so it's not...

    For now it's just taking up space so it's not really a pressing, show stopping problem. Have you tried using Windows cleanup tool to get rid of it? It usually works fine but can take a lot of time. ...
  5. Thread: Monitor died?

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    If the monitor's power light is also going out...

    If the monitor's power light is also going out that's def not a good sign. Still, I'd try two things before I throw it away.. hook it up to another computer and see what happens and also try another...
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    Having read this and your original post on the...

    Having read this and your original post on the same subject my inclination would be to start from scratch. If you need to save any files/data do so first to an external/USB drive.

    Windows.old...
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    As jdc2000 has said change your passwords...

    As jdc2000 has said change your passwords immediately if you haven't already. Also, if you use those same passwords on other sites change them now too asap. And unfortunately now that you fell for...
  8. Thread: New Kitty!

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    I had another cat years ago that would do that...

    I had another cat years ago that would do that and sometimes attack my ankles. She'd jump out from behind things to do it. Very annoying and yes, sometimes dangerous. I had to bell her so I'd know...
  9. Thread: New Kitty!

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    New Kitty!

    Well that was a morning well spent. I picked up my new kitty cat, Louisa, from nearby Burlington Ont. She's a real sweetie. Very affectionate, quiet, likes pets and brushing and took only minutes to...
  10. You're welcome and good luck! :)

    You're welcome and good luck! :)
  11. One way to try and fix that is a registry edit......

    One way to try and fix that is a registry edit... fix 1 on this page. There are other options there too. Always be very careful doing registry edits as that page suggests and make a backup as shown.....
  12. See attached pics.

    See attached pics.
  13. Thread: What the heck!

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    I'd be doing some more investigation before I...

    I'd be doing some more investigation before I spent any money. Perhaps others here can add opinions.
  14. Thread: What the heck!

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    Do you have a separate video card installed or...

    Do you have a separate video card installed or does your computer use one that's built into the motherboard? If separate I'd have a look at the fan/heatsink to make sure it's clean. I'd then check to...
  15. Thread: What the heck!

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    What do the temps look like under more strenuous...

    What do the temps look like under more strenuous activity?
  16. Thread: What the heck!

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    That's extremely low (although not impossible)....

    That's extremely low (although not impossible). Especially core 0. Low enough that I might consider it a misread. It would normally be somewhat higher.. mine is around 45 and on my dual core i3...
  17. Thread: What the heck!

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    Just as an example of what would be helpful...

    Just as an example of what would be helpful here's a thread I created about temps last year.

    https://discussions.virtualdr.com/showthread.php?287204-Interesting-CPU-temp-observations
  18. Thread: What the heck!

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    Probably but you should still give us some...

    Probably but you should still give us some general average and peak temps so we have a baseline to judge things on present and future.
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    Yes but in my own lingo backing up files means...

    Yes but in my own lingo backing up files means making copies of individual files like pics, docs etc that are really important and saving them on another drive for safekeeping in case of...
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    You could. Make backups of everything you can...

    You could. Make backups of everything you can first though. Also a complete disc image to go back to if the upgrade goes south would be the first thing I'd do.
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    There doesn't appear to be an attachment here.

    There doesn't appear to be an attachment here.
  22. Thread: What the heck!

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    Just a guess but it sounds like your fan speeds...

    Just a guess but it sounds like your fan speeds weren't increasing when the CPU got hotter and the high temps shut it down. Checking the box forced them to run faster/cool down better in sync with...
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    It figures that Microsoft would make an update...

    It figures that Microsoft would make an update that's supposed to help download updates more difficult to update.




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  24. Thread: Malwarebytes Pro

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    No problem. Keep well :)

    No problem. Keep well :)
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    No Problem :)

    No Problem :)
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