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Re: The Digital Surgery

Post by Homer » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:13 pm

loua_oz wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:44 am
Now, he could go to a shop, get them to hook up the drives to XP and cut CDs.
Why not hand the shop a new drive, then copy to it than to CDs. CD!?s WTF? Even copying to DVDs would be way too slow.
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He did not do anything. Said he will source XP somewhere and do it himself.
He would not tell why was that but I suspect he had something on the drives embarrassing, compromising or even worse. And the shops don't just stumble on naked pictures - the first they do, they go after them.
I expect many people have financial or banking info on their computers. I wouldn't want some shop tech making a copy of that for himself.

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Re: The Digital Surgery

Post by loua_oz » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:24 pm

XP machine would not be able to recognize the new drive.

XP would not even install on that new drive or new hardware that came with Win 7 it its last days.

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Re: The Digital Surgery

Post by Homer » Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:01 pm

loua_oz wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:24 pm
XP machine would not be able to recognize the new drive.
USB 2.0 external drives are still available. 3.0 drives are backwards compatible.
loua_oz wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:24 pm
XP would not even install on that new drive or new hardware that came with Win 7 it its last days.
Why would you install any OS on a drive that is going to be used only to transfer data between machines?

I'm outta here.

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Re: The Digital Surgery

Post by loua_oz » Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:11 pm

The point is - the backup he thought he had could not be restored. At least not without extra hardware or involvement of 3rd party. He did not want to hand over his drive to anyone, I don't know why.

At the end, he might have done it in some way, what I sad was a week after Win 7 PC had arrived, he was still figuring out what to do. With his trusted bu unrestorable backup at his desk, 20cm from the new desktop that could not recognize it as a drive..

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Re: Computer slow in shutting down

Post by laser » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:12 pm

musungu wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:33 pm
Is there somewhere that I can look that will speed the shutting down of my computer
One can tweak the Registry to speed up the process. However, a too long process usually points to some poorly coded or buggy application. Like an increasing number goes on Autorun without advertising it's presence (Win needs to deal with them, taking time), or worse, hanging in memory on exit.
You may guess what was installed before the problem was noticed and with some trial (uninstall/reinstall) may be able to find the cause. The alternative and faster way is to examine shutdown events. The article below describes how use the Event Viewer to identify processes that cause long delays

http://www.howtogeek.com/281863/how-to- ... wn-faster/

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Re: The Digital Surgery

Post by loua_oz » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:39 pm

Sorry to rain on your parade, I was expecting more clear technical explanation of why a computer might get slow.

Very likely, the computer owner had watched free pron, without virus protection and something got into their PC.

Those affected, suspiciously withdrew from the discussion.

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Re: The Digital Surgery

Post by barrys » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:28 pm

404cameljockey wrote:
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Barrys do let us know how you get on with the shop guy.I hope you can replicate the fault while he's there, sometimes these things seem to deliberately disappear when you're trying to show someone. :)
Surprising that they send someone to your home, in other countries I've lived in it's 'bring it to us and we'll take a look'. Good luck!
I'm afraid this problem hasn't been resolved.
Sometimes the computer doesn't crash for a couple of days, sometimes it crashes 3 or 4 times in one day.
I'm always streaming TV or watching a video when it crashes.
This used to happen with the previous computer.
The old computer and the new computer have one thing in common - the graphics card.
Powerful high-end card running 3 x 32" LED monitors. Could the graphics card be causing these problems?

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Re: The Digital Surgery

Post by Ralfredo » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:43 pm

barrys wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:28 pm
Could the graphics card be causing these problems?
I don't think anyone can say for certain that it can't. So yes, it could be the card I guess.

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Re: The Digital Surgery

Post by 404cameljockey » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:43 pm

So many computer crashes are caused by the graphics setup, usually wrong drivers. Make sure you have the best one for your card and OS, and the latest version. If you get a blue screen it would give you an error number or name you can Google. I've never run a dual monitor setup so I can't help you there.

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Re: The Digital Surgery

Post by laser » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:27 pm

barrys wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:28 pm
The old computer and the new computer have one thing in common - the graphics card.
Powerful high-end card running 3 x 32" LED monitors. Could the graphics card be causing these problems?
That's bad news, there are slim chances to solve it. It is very difficult (and uneconomical) to deal with randomly occurring problems that may be caused by software, hardware, and both. The remaining step I would try is exploring all BIOS settings related to 'video'.

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Re: The Digital Surgery

Post by musungu » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:08 pm

PIRATE BAY

My links to Pirate Bay will not get through FORBIDDEN coming up on screen.
Can somebody post a link which is working please.
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Re: The Digital Surgery

Post by buksida » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:10 pm

Works here with this: https://thepiratebay.org/
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Re: The Digital Surgery

Post by Big Boy » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:34 pm

musungu wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:08 pm
PIRATE BAY

My links to Pirate Bay will not get through FORBIDDEN coming up on screen.
Can somebody post a link which is working please.
I had that for 3 consecutive days recently using the link buksi is quoting. It cleared itself 2 days ago.
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Re: The Digital Surgery

Post by buksida » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:09 pm

Probably this causing it then.
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Re: The Digital Surgery

Post by Big Boy » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:25 pm

No, my Internet was crap for a couple of days, but this message turned the screen red, and unless you agreed to unauthorised information to be given up, you could not proceed. Hopefully, nobody in their right minds agreed.

I simply switched to another torrent site for a couple of days - it wasn't a problem.
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