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  1. That's one of the keyboard shortcuts listed here, http://forums.pcpits...ortcuts-for-cp/ I updated it last week to reflect the Alt + F4 shutdown option.
  2. Those 10 plus more @ http://forums.pcpits...ortcuts-for-cp/
  3. First: A little Information: Full Article @ http://redmondmag.co...-windows-8.aspx Tutorial for running CHKDSK: There are 2 options to running CHKDSK (Check Disk) in Windows 8 Option #1: Run CHKDSK from "My Computer" 1. Open "My Computer" either from Programs or Windows + E 2. Right click the drive you wish to check and click on "Properties" 3. Click on the Tools tab, and click on the Check button under Error checking. 4. If no errors are found, you can either "Cancel" (close) or scan the drive anyway. 5. If errors are found, click "Repair drive" When the scan or repair is completed, you can click on "Show Details" to view the results of the chkdsk logs from the "Event Viewer". Option #2: Using Command Prompt (CMD) w/Administrative Privileges 1. Open the "Elevated Command Prompt" 2. The following Switches are the commands to be used, ones in red are new in Windows 8. You must place a space between each switch if more than 1 is used. /F - Fixes errors on the disk. The disk must be locked. If chkdsk cannot lock the drive, a message appears that asks you if you want to check the drive the next time you restart the computer. /V - On FAT or FAT32 volumes, displays the name of each file in every directory as the disk is checked. /R - Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information. The disk must be locked. Includes the functionality of /f, with the additional analysis of physical disk errors. /L: - Can only be used with a NTFS disk. Changes the chkdsk log file size to the number size you type. If you omit the size parameter, typing /L displays the current size. /X - Forces the volume to dismount first, if necessary. All open handles to the drive are invalidated. Includes the functionality of /f. /I - Can only be used with a NTFS disk. Performs a less vigorous check of index entries, which reduces the amount of time required to run. /C - Can only be used with a NTFS disk. Does not check cycles within the folder structure, which reduces the amount of time required to run. /B - Can only be used with a NTFS disk. Clears the list of bad clusters on the volume and rescans all allocated and free clusters for errors. Includes the functionality of /r. /scan - Can only be used with a NTFS disk. Runs a online scan on the volume. /forceofflinefix - Can only be used with a NTFS disk. Must be used with /scan switch. This will bypass all online repair and set aside (queue) for offline repair. /perf - Can only be used with a NTFS disk. Must be used with /scan switch. Uses more system resources to complete a scan as a fast as possible. /spotfix - Can only be used with a NTFS disk. Runs spot fixxing on the volume. sdccleanup - Can only be used with a NTFS disk. Garbage collect unneeded security desciptor data. Includes the functionality of /f. offlinescanandfix - Runs an offline scan and fix on the volume. This concludes the CHKDSK Tutorial for Windows 8 Hope you find this useful; Lynn
  4. Just an Update; Works for the Release Preview too.
  5. If you Google for Windows 8 Consumer Preview watermark removal, you'll find plenty of sites that tell you how to do it by downloading a patch file, renaming the shell32.dll.mui file and replacing it blah, blah, blah. I ran across this one that takes less than 2 minutes and it works perfectly on x64. http://www.my7apps.f...hp?do=file&id=7 Once downloaded and opened, click the box @ "Remove All Watermark" Then click "Apply New Settings" Then just reboot and change the desktop background. Watermark-be-gone.
  6. This guide contains Registry changes, PCPitstop and I are not responsible for registry changes you make to your machine. Do so at your own risk and back up the registry before making any changes. First thing to do is make a new folder for your icons in a place of your choosing and name it "HardDriveIcons". Next, collect your icons and place them in the "HardDriveIcons" folder. Note; All icons should be 256x256 in size w/ .ico extension. Now, open "Regedit" and navigate to; HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes Expand "Classes" and scroll down to "Applications" (if that key does not exist, create it by right clicking on "Classes", then "New", then "Key", name it, then hit Enter) Under "Applications" expand "Explorer.exe", then "Drives" (if neither of those sub-keys exist, create "Explorer.exe" by right clicking "Applications", then "New", then "Key", name it, then hit Enter, create "Drives" by right clicking "Explorer.exe", then "New", then "Key", name it, then hit Enter) Now, under "Drives" create new keys for each drive using the drive letter as the name, then under each drive, create a new sub-key and name it "DefaultIcon" When finished it should look something like this; Now, to change the icons; Click on "DefaultIcon" and in the right pane, right click on (Default), then click on "Modify", then in the "Value Data" box, enter the location of your hard drive icons, ie: J:/HardDriveIcons/cobalt.ico. Do this for each drive icon you wish to change and that's it, your done. Before: Standard Windows Drive Icons: After: Custom Hard Drive Icons;
  7. I'd be willing to test it, if still available.
  8. As far as I know, no you cannot send a fax through a wireless connection, due to the fact that a fax requires tone, which would require a dial-up modem. There are however E-Fax services for hire. Hope this helped.
  9. Great Defragger Been using it for a while now.
  10. Yep! Leave it to Symantec/Norton to try and sell you more junk. I don't pity the people who fall for this either.
  11. Just happen to run across this at bleepingcomputer.com "Hi there are some times that a computer may be infected with a malware and you will not able to use IE. You can try to access internet using Paint or calculator . Step1. Click Start --> Run --> and type mspaint or calc Step2. Once you open one of this program press F1 Step3. Place your mouse curser on the yellow question mark and rigth click it and click "Jump to URL" Step4. Once you press that you will have the option to put an address bar. NOTE: You need to input all the address including "http://" Example: "Https://www.bleepingcomputer.com" http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic213460.html Dated March 23rd 2009 by Bouken Red
  12. Ditto on the Iobit SmartDefrag http://www.iobit.com/iobitsmartdefrag.html
  13. http://www.techmetica.com/howto/descriptio...d-crash-errors/
  14. (Quote) "How to defragment your pagefile in Vista By opening a Command Prompt session with administrative privileges, you can use the defragmentation program with various command-line options. (For details, type defrag /? at the command prompt.). In addition to enabling scripts to incorporate defragmentation tasks, the command-line approach offers an option to analyze and report on the fragmentation status of a disk without actually carrying out the defrag operation. Type defrag c: –a –v, for example, to generate a verbose report on the condition of drive C. (You can add >%temp%\report.txt to the end of that command string to funnel the report into a text file saved in the Temp folder.). The last line of the report will recommend a defrag run if the system thinks you need it. Using Disk Defragmenter's Analysis Report, you can determine whether your page file is fragmented. Although page file fragmentation is normally not a serious issue, a severely fragmented page file can reduce your system's performance. Disk Defragmenter cannot consolidate your page file, because Windows holds it open while you work. However, if you have more than one volume available (even if the second volume is on the same physical hard disk as your system drive), you can work around the problem as follows: 1. Open Control Panel and double-click the System icon (in the System and Maintenance category). 2. In the task pane on the left side of the window, click Advanced System Settings. 3. On the Advanced tab of the System Properties dialog box, click the Settings button under Performance. 4. On the Advanced tab of the Performance Options dialog box, click Change under Virtual Memory. 5. From the list of available drives, choose a volume other than the one that holds your current page file. This drive will hold your temporary page file. 6. Choose the Custom Size option, choose System Managed Size, and click Set. 7. Select the drive that contains the fragmented page file, choose the Paging File option, and then click Set. 8. Close open dialog boxes to save your settings, and restart the computer to allow it to stop using the old page file and begin using the new one. 9. Defragment the drive that previously held your page file. This consolidates the free space on that volume so that your new page file will be stored in contiguous space. 10. Repeat steps 1 through 8, this time creating a page file on the original disk and eliminating the temporary page file you created. Then reboot to allow the new, defragmented page file to take over." (End Quote) Thanks to TECHMETICA
  15. Here,Here or disable it in services.
  16. If you have tried M1918A1's suggestion and it didn't help, give this a read; http://www.pchell.com/support/aboutblank.shtml
  17. If I may suggest, you seem to have 6 or 7 old JAVA updates which should be removed, you can remove them manually through Add/Remove or you can install JavaRa, which will remove old versions and install the most current JRE6 Update 12. You also seem to be running System Mechanic by Iolo which is also listed about 5 or 6 times, I would remove this program, from personal experience and from others, I have found that this program does more harm than good. I would also remove TweakNow and RegAlyzer, not needed since you have CCleaner. For all around system maintenance, might I suggest, Advanced SystemCare and you could probably remove Auslogics since ASC has a defragmenter. This is a very good program and has a lite and safe reg cleaner. Hope this helps
  18. Here you go lugnut; http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-22_11-5928902.html Hope this helps and as duanester pointed out, the raid drivers on a flash drive won't work as you need an installed OS to recognized the mass storage device/USB device. You can use the same slipstream method to integrate all your drivers in to one bootable CD or USB Flash Drive. Another point I might add is make sure your motherboard supports booting from a USB device, should be located in the BIOS under boot device options.
  19. First, you get PCTools confused with PCPitstop and now your confusing Browser Defender with Cyberdefender. I have posted links from both Browser Defender and McAfee Site Advisor which support my claim that a few of the sites that you recommended, contain and/or have malicious and/or unwanted downloads, you, on the other hand, have not. I'm not a "self-appointed forum policeman" I just wouldn't have posted links to sites with questionable downloads. So, as far as I'm concerned for your links. I'm done here. typo
  20. I think you have that confused with PCTools.com. MSA did agree with Browser Defender as freewarefiles.com as having malicious and/or unwanted downloads. http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/freewaref...;os_ver= As for the other 2 sites, MSA did say they didn't find any significant problems, they also did not say that they were safe sites. No red flags, but enough yellow ones to make you stop and think. http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/sixfiles....;os_ver=
  21. Once you've completed the test and are on the Summary page, copy the URL in the browsers address bar and paste that in your reply here.
  22. Don't take it personally, it's not against you. I'm just rebuking the web sites you posted as having potentially dangerous and/or malicious content. I trust my security programs and have never had any spyware, malware or viruses in the 15 years I've been using them and I plan to keep it that way. Thank you
  23. No, I'm not wrong. Have a look at the following links, http://www.browserdefender.com/site/freewarefiles.com/ http://www.browserdefender.com/site/sixfiles.com/ http://www.browserdefender.com/site/techsupportalert.com/ You should be a little more careful about posting links to sites that contain potentially dangerous downloads.
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