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  1. Does the machine have a utility installed with which to report out Temperatures? Examples: SpeedFan Everest Specy I prefer specy, a free version of which can be obtained here: http://www.piriform....speccy/download Be sure to read the on-screen installation instructions carefully, and avoid installing the extra Google ToolBar, by de-selecting it (remove the checkmark/tick) Report back to us the available Temperature reports Most condensed method of finding all the temperatures in one reporting place is to look at the Summary. Give some attention over time to Temperatures to
  2. In addition to the excellent suggestions above you might benefit from "shopping around" to discover who has the best price and service. In this country we have several major carriers and thousands of smaller carrier services in addition to the US Postal mailing service. I don't know what you have availalable in your country, or what the costs might be. If it were me, I'd call a couple of small Computer Tech shops who build and sell computers. They will surely have experience with shipping electronics, and will have discovered some of the best and most economic. You might even benefit
  3. Thanks ihman. As you no doubt realize, knowing the server version and workstation OS's will not suddenly cause a "solution" to be revealed. However, when crafting solution possibilities, helpers will be made aware if there are possible conflicts or exceptions that would apply differently to the different units. Again, from my novice point of view, I am not likely to be able to help with a complete solution. But these kinds of problems sometime relate to rather basic issues. Questions: 1. Do the workstation User logins have Administrative permission? Particularly, do workst
  4. Hi ihman, For a potential helper who might venture a response to you, this might be a "ten-foot-pole" (high risk) kind of question. For instance, because... we don't know what server version you are running, windows server 2003, 2008, 2012, other we don't know what OS's your client workstations are running, and XP may handle an .msi differently than win 7 we don't know what software your are attempting to push, whether simple java, reader and flash updates, or installation and updates of MS Office we don't know whether or not your client workstations are allowed to uninstall applicat
  5. Thank you gentlemen. This looks like a "labor of love" type job. If I owned the machine, I might consider doing the work as an exercise of learning. But i neither own, nor love the machine. In fact, in its present condition it is a pain for everyone involved. Nope. I'm done. Thanks again
  6. Thanks again Joe. I did use NotePad to print from each key before reporting back to you in my last post. I figured that might detect any problem that I couldn't "see" via careful inspection with LED flashlight.. _____________________________ As to Hardware.... Could be any darn thing related to the MotherBoard ?? Could be some loose connection. ?? Without having taken the case apart, and only inspecting via RAM compartment and HD compartment, the machine looks quite clean. Yes there is "a little' dust at the fan air intake. but it is just a little and only surface mat
  7. Thanks for the suggestion, Joe. That hadn't occurred to my thinking. The keyboard and the entire machine is remarkably clean. There is a very slight amount of light dust between the keys, but no more than might have accumulated just since I've had it. And no goupie, sticky spots at all.
  8. This HP Laptop: http://www.pcpitstop.com/betapit/sec.asp?conid=24855587&report=Summary A friend brought it to me complaining of inability to boot. Keyboard lights come on, HD vibration is heard/felt, optical drive spins, Fan is spinning and pushing air, but Sreen remains black. Ironically, the machine booted right up for me. I uninstalled the expired McAfee and installed and scanned with MSSE, Installed Defraggler and defragmented, installed Everest Pro and found temperatures -- both of 2 cores cpu = 40 degrees C, GPU up to about 59 degrees C. The machine was responsive, tho
  9. Hi Billy Shellman, Sorry to read of your difficulty. Peer to Peer Torrents, and the newer innovation of magnet links were and are a wonderful technology. But unfortunately, disreputable agents have seen fit to use P2P for less than legal, and often harmful purposes. As such, P2P are therefore a high risk for transmission of corrupted scripting and malware, as well as contraband content. Most reputable self-help forums do not support nor do they assist with P2P activities. Though perhaps terribly frustrating, your best course of action may be to work with your ISP to attemp
  10. The source, "Emisoft newsletter" is a good clue to what the conclusion of the story is going to be. Here's the history... Here's the assortment... Here are the incalculable risks... Other's won't protect you... We will protect you... buy our product. Can't blame them for trying. Even having a very good product is of no value unless people know about it and are willing to buy it. Persuasion is the core of product promotion. Sales is the goal. This article is nicely informative in a sing-song history and common knowledge manner. But it is still SPAM.
  11. http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/Threat/Encyclopedia/Entry.aspx?name=Trojan%3aWin32%2fMeredrop Recommend: Head over to our malware removal forum for specialist assistance: Have I been Hijacked
  12. In your first post of this topic, you asked how to "clone". Tom provided accurate and excellent information about how to make a "clone" (an identical copy/version of your present existing HD or Partition) I'll also add my "thumbs-up" for the recommendation of Acronis utility products for use in accomplishing this task. There are others, but I prefer Acronis and have used most of the recent versions successfully. If you follow Tom's suggestions, you will end up with two identical Hard Drives, each containing exactly the same OS, applications, configurations, and files/documents. (
  13. Doug


    It is a funny cartoon. There's a fellow over at another Forum who posts it every Christmas for the past several years. By now, it's almost obligatory, but I still chuckle and would probably miss it if he stopped.
  14. 750 machines constitutes a "small" company, but dealing with 750 devices can still be a daunting task. Requests like the one you pose can involve both financial benefit (getting the job down) and financial risk (hazard of unintended consequences). It is possible that you know your company's network, hardware, and software environment. --- But we do not. It would be possibly simple, but monumentally foolish for PCPitstop to supply you with a batch file to effect changes across your company's network. If you don't have a competent IT department... hire a professional to inv
  15. This seems like a fantastic "find". Thanks Bob! As for me, I'm no image editor. I can do about all I ever wanted to do, using Paint Shop Pro Version 5 (has animation workshop) But for those with hobbyist interest, or professional need, this may be a treasure. Do you remember years ago, when IntelGuy first decided to add Tips & Tricks to our Forums? It has been a remarkable benefit to so many.
  16. Thanks Tx, Just about when you were typing b' bye to the spammer, I was splitting the post off to the trash. Doug
  17. Thanks Terry, Looks to me that the member/writer was trying to post information and recommendation regarding TigerDirect. But in using the symbol short-hand "@" instead of the word "at", the Board software converted the information into an email addy that may not work anyway. I edited it to "at" leaving the information but not allowing the "link"
  18. My comment is limited to 64 bit MS Office. Even Microsoft recommends against the average user employing the 64bit version of Office. The user would have to be familiar with compiling their own scripts to utilize many of the Office features. Too many features just don't work the way you would want them to work. Plus the major advantage of 64bit Office is ability to handle much larger Excel spreadsheets, which is not an issue for most users.
  19. Please confirm that you completed the instructions from Y Kawika in posts #4 and #7. In Control Panel, do you see a statement : "This device is working properly" ? As to "disabling" some other sound devices that you found. I'm not sure about doing that, as they may be involved and won't hurt anything if they are enabled even if not used. Important item: Enable - On-board Sound via BIOS Setup Install correct driver as per post by Y Kawika Insure in Device Manager - Sound video and game controller reads "This device is working properly" In sure that the bo
  20. Both my colleagues above express an opinion that is widely held by experienced users. Be that as it may, I've been using Yahoo mail via my ISP internet access sign-up account for a dozen or more years, with no problem of attaching files. Solutions offered on the internet include most of the basics which may or may not help your situation, and which you may already have tried. -- Update your Windows -- Update your browser --Clear your browser history, Cache and temp folders -- run Windows Disk CleanUp -- Update your virus and spyware scanning utilities and assure you don't h
  21. Where are you plugging your speaker jack into the back of your tower? Since you are no longer using Sound Blaster, you don't want to be plugged in there. SoundBlaster will be lower on the back panel and arranged horizontally. Your Onboard Sound jack will be higher up on the back panel and probably arranged in a vertical row. You will see a row of red, green, and blue (three plug jacks) Speaker should be the "blue", or if not it is the "green" In some cases it will be marked with a speaker symbol
  22. Do you see a volume control icon in your notification area over to the bottom-right near your clock/calendar. It should look like a speaker. Be sure that it is not set as "mute". Go to your Control Panel Scroll down to and double-click on - Sounds and Audio Devices On the Volume(tab) you should have a slider for Volume control -- set it toward the High end. You should also see a box that can be un-checked/un-ticked to remove "mute". The "Advanced" button will give you more individualized volume range control In the Speaker Settings area, there is an "advanced
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