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  1. In addition to nigsy reply...sometimes a simple reboot of the router will take care of the problem.
  2. JCR, you might give the folks at XDA Developers web site a shout. They may be able to help with your problem.. They specialize in these Android devices. https://www.xda-developers.com/
  3. jcr, you might give the folks at XDA Developers a shot at trying to help you out. They have helped me out a few times. https://www.xda-developers.com/
  4. Just guessing but I'll bet when you downloaded Chrome there was an extra something checked to be installed. Happens a lot with free programs. I always double check my installs to make sure nothing else is checked. Some are tricky!
  5. As of about 2 weeks ago.....Windows 10 Home was still free. I just upgraded a machine from Windows 7 to Windows 10 Home and it activated without charge.
  6. Does anyone know if you can restore an external hard drive image back to the same external hard drive drive using Macrium Reflect? The reason I ask is our company was hacked with ransom ware a couple weeks ago and we are just now getting back up and running after ending up paying the ransom. My computers and files were not effected. Most all my files are on external hard drives of which I have 4. Not too worried about my Main computers (2) that I use daily because I have a system image of both that is updated every week. My external hard drives are backed up nightly to another external hard drive. Was just wondering if an image of this drive using Macrium would be possible and to restore it back to that drive. I've never done an external to external image before. Our company was one of several in our area that was hit that week. What a nightmare it was!
  7. RG, it doesn't take too long to learn enough to get around on Windows 10 (I had to relearn everything too!) As Tx Redneck said you'd be better off keeping Windows 10. If you can do a little bit of tinkering you can Google "Windows 7 Emulator for Windows 10" and there are a few options you can download and install to make Windows 10 look and feel like Windows 7. Check it out and see if that will help you any.
  8. No luck in recovering files from that hard drive. It was taken to a local computer repair shop and they used everything available to them to try to recover the files. They said as nigsy suggested that the hard drive had failed. Only other way might be to send it off for "professional recovery" but that would be too expensive and time consuming. Thanks to everyone here for your help on this matter. I appreciate very much.
  9. I had an issue like this a while back and the fix for me was to un install iTunes and all of it's components then reboot the computer. After that you can download the latest version of iTunes and re install. Should fix your problem. Here is a link for all the components to un install. Components to un install
  10. Yes this will be tough for her to loose her pics but on the bright side, I have pics of the child growing up those same years. He is my nephew! I will let everyone know if they succeed in recovering any files from the drive.
  11. Well no luck this weekend with all I've done to recover those files. I have been defeated! I have now turned the computer back over to the owner and suggested they seek professional recovery. I know it will be expensive but I think they have no other choice if they want to try to save their son's 5 years of growing up. By the way , I have lectured them on using backups of important data! Lesson learned I hope. Thanks for all the help from you all...I appreciate it very much.
  12. I'll give that a try this weekend when I have more time to work on it. Thanks guys.
  13. Guys and Gals...I'm about to run out of options. Friend's HP All In One pc was shut down improperly due to a power outage. It will not boot up now. Error message is: Hard drive failed or no hard drive present. I've Googled this and tryed just about all suggestions I've found. I've done the un pluging, removing memory stick, cmos battery, booting to defaults...etc and running onboard diagnostics. The result is :Smart check - Passed...Short DST - Failed. Failure ID :U4JC6J-00099L-PXPAW1-60UN03 along with product ID: H3Z01AA#ABA Hard Disk 1. I booted into Ubuntu Live CD but Ubuntu doesn't see the hard drive. All the command lines I've tried don't do anything that I can use. I removed the hard drive and attached it to my Windows 10 desktop computer thru USB and when it finally appears, I click on the drive and it sits there spinning waiting on it to produce an explorer window but it never does. The drive is spinning so I know that much is good. I then proceeded to load Ubuntu onto my computer and Ubuntu sees the drive as 430 MB..I think that's correct. When I click on the "430mb drive" I only get 2 folders...one says "Recovery" the other is I think "Volume Label?" I'm not at home writing this so my memory is a little lacking. Anyway I don't see any files that I can recover. I need the documents and photos from this drive. (5 years of a child growing up!) I really need to recover these files. I downloaded an ISO of Linux Puppy to try but that download didn't burn a bootable disk. I'll have to try that later. Anybody have any suggestions besides a professional service? Local around here runs $250.00 if they succeed or not.
  14. In my opinion anything that is "downloaded" through your router that contains malicious software could potentially "infect" any "device" whether it be computer, your router, TV, Fire stick, Phone, or tablet that is connected to the router. I would be very cautious with what I download.
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