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  1. @nigsy Thanks for the reply. Got it sorted. Switched router off for 1 hour - then everything worked great. Cheers again Fleece
  2. Hello, Trying to access a website - beerhop.co.uk but getting above error message Could access it last night. Also have a work laptop here and can access it no problem (using the same router but on wi-fi. Completely at a loss as to why my desktop suddenly stopped allowing me access (tried firefox, chrome and edge browsers). Anyone any idea why? Use AVG Antivirus Free and Windows 10 Firewall. By the way, can access other webpages, i.e. BBC News, Amazon etc. All seems ok there. Completely stuck. Any help appreciated. Regards, Fleece
  3. Hello, Can someone please advise the best way how I can lock a flash pen or external hard drive with a password? I have no idea where to start, the best software to use etc. I'd prefer if there was a free option. I understand Window 10 Pro has bit locker but my version (Windows 10 Home) does not have that. Any advice appreciated. Fleece
  4. Hello, Can someone advise if there is a way a stopping my ISP identifying what I'm downloading (normally by torrent)? I use uTorrent and heard about encryption but unsure if it works. I've also read a bit about VPNs and some are free and some you pay a monthly subscription for. Do you need a new router? How easy is it to set up for a novice? Totally new to this but don't like the idea of being spied on. Is the a 100% fool proof "free" way of disguising what I'm downloading?? Any help appreciated. Thanks, Fleece
  5. Hello, I have a BLU-RAY burner and have successfully burned several blu-rays in the past. Have recently installed Windows 10 and Nero Platinum 2018. Have an MKV 11GB file I want to burn to a blank BLU-RAY disc 25GB BD-R. Used Nero recode to convert the MKV file to BLU-RAY. It is now 22GB. Have tried playing the file with the latest version of VLC and it plays fine. No problem. When I use Nero Burning Rom and drag the BDMV files into the folder and hit burn I get the message - "Your compilation cannot be written on this kind of disc - etc etc disc required BD-R etc etc" I am using the correct blank BD-R(have tried a couple) and correct size and a valid BLU-RAY burner. Anyone any idea what I might be doing wrong or why Nero refuses to burn it? Probably something stupid but I've no idea what to do next - thing is everything looks ok? Thanks, Craig
  6. Thanks for reply Another problem is on reboot or startup as soon as the blue windows xp welcome screen comes up it immediately freezes ?? This is driving me mad. Any ideas? Cheers
  7. Ok, firstly my results http://www.pcpitstop.com/techexpress.asp?id=DA8GMWLQPDQSH8Y6 I had two hard drives. Primary - C Drive - 20 Gb Slave - D Drive - 60 Gb Computer was running slow as of last Friday and then couldn't connect to internet at all as at Sat morning. Reformatted C Drive and reloaded windows xp. When opening bittorrent after anything from a minute to a few hours the computer would reboot. Error message was DSL Speedtouch driver error. Have asked my DSL supplier for help but no reply yet re any updates for my DSL driver. Some unhealthy sounds where coming inside and felt it was a good idea to update my 20Gb C drive to 80Gb last night. Always felt like doing it anyway. So now had a 80Gig primary with 60Gig slave/secondary. PC has been freezing and on opening the case the drives (which are right next to each other with no fan) are pretty hot. Could this be causing my PC to freeze and reboot? Unplugged my D Drive but still same result. Next thing I'll do is to remove my D drive to let air in at the new C drive to see if that makes a difference. Thinking of buying a new case with fans but will do that as last resolution. Obviously I imagine a 80Gig runs faster than my old 20Gib. Have checked both my 20 and 60 Gig drives for error and they've come up clear. Don't know enough about any heat problems. Can someone help with more info? Is it normal for these drives to get pretty hot. By the way have run both my 20 Gig and 60 Gig drives together for 4-5 years with no problems and have run bittorret since last MAy with no problems either until now. Thanks
  8. On exiting Outlook Express it deletes read mail messages. How do I stop it doing this? On tools - options - maintenance - cleanup messages all boxes are unchecked so there must be something else I do to stop it doing this. Thanks
  9. Hi Ocean, thanks for your reply. I phoned the shop just to see what they said and advised me the Mercury motherboard needs the bios updated so I need to flash it. This apparently can be done by downloading a file from their website. Will look into it. Thanks again
  10. Hello, Firstly my test results :- http://www.pcpitstop.com/techexpress.asp?id=DXLDMWGF8NRS7WV7 I just bought updated components for my PC and got a PC knowledgeable mate to sntall them. They were:- Ge Force 6600 GT graphics card 512 DDR Mercury KVT 400aX-L Motherboard AMD Semptron 2500 xp Got everything installed and working fine only the Pitstop test reports the incorrect figs for the processor and ram ?? So is my system running at full speed although reports the wrong info. Or whatever I do to fix it and once it reports the correct speed will it run faster? Also on exiting Outlook Express it deletes read mail messages. How do I stop it doing this? On tools - options - maintenance - cleanup messages all boxes are unchecked so there must be something else I do to stop it doing this. Thanks, Craig
  11. in disk management it shows for the c drive a blue line and healthy system underneath. not sure why it's not green ?? seems this secondary drive not coming up has got everyone and my it mates stumped for now will try the other drivers. thx
  12. thanks bluescout graphics drivers are something i've never looked at. if i didn't install a driver for my graphics card what would happen? also what would happen if i installed the wrong one? on the page on the link you provided i can't see one for windows xp. i assume it's the os/2 one but better check. i opened the file and it extracted 30 files or so. can't see what to click on to install it? there was an instruction file which spoke of a floppy to use and to possible put the machine in VTG mode. no idea what this is on about. sorry man but need a little bit more help here as so new to me. thanks for your time
  13. thanks to everyone for there replies as far as i remember both drives are formatted the same - NTFS when i go to disk management it shows my c drive under the title Disk 0 and then the words basic 19.01 Gb and an online message. under that it shows Disk 1 with the words dynamic and foreign under it. there is a yellow warning triangle shown aswell. as far as the second being set up as a drive or free space i presume free space but not sure. when originally installed an IT mate did it for me. thanks also to brownhornet for the drivers advice. can't see my one listed on their page though. any other help welcomed
  14. I have 2 drives on my PC. Primary - C:\ 20Gb Secondary - D:\ 60Gb Reformatted my C drive and loaded windows xp. Trouble is my second drive is not showing in explorer. I have no idea how to get this to come up. It was working fine before reformatting my C drive and had cleared 50Gb approx for free memory. Any help appreciated. Also my graphics card is nvidia vanta. I know nothing about graphics cards and a mate said i should remember and load up the drivers for it. I can't find any disk - what should I do here?? Thanks for any replies
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