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Networking / Re: Hey guys i have a problem!
« Last post by Salmon Trout on Today at 09:39:14 AM »
Classic "lousy title".
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Networking / Hey guys i have a problem!
« Last post by trigons on Today at 05:36:24 AM »
My friend uses mobile broadband with SIM card.I have brought my wifi dongle to him so that he can use his mobile broadband from the dongle to the TV is it even possible?

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Computer games / Re: PC crashes while gaming
« Last post by walton19 on Today at 02:20:58 AM »
When I am playing games I see blue color screen with horizontal lines. The image disappears but I can move the mouse. No other keys work at that time.

I am using Wndows 10 OS.
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Computer games / Re: My top first person shooters
« Last post by walton19 on Today at 02:17:22 AM »
CSGO to death, but you need a good gamer mouse to dominate your enemies. :)
Could you suggest a good gamer mouse? Thanks in Advance
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When I type in the first part of a "search" in the address bar.. numerous things pop up, some of which are links/sites I've been to in the past. Others not. But even if I delete all history, searches, data etc etc.. these same sites and "suggestions" pop up when I type in a query again. Even Deletion and re-installing the browsers, there the same ones are again,. Where do these come from, and how do i delete that file?
Google, Duck duck go... same deal... Opera, Brave.. same problem. Edge for some reason does not do this.
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Windows 8 / Re: What do you do if fails to install windows updates every time?
« Last post by kuurt on August 23, 2019, 05:06:21 PM »
It says I got 853 gigabites free of disk space.   

It should be a legit install of Windows 8 - my grandpa bought this computer new with it already installed a few years ago.  In "view your update history" it shows a long list of updates and almost all of them failed to install except three things.  On 8-13-19 two things installed successfully.  So it's not that all of them are failing to install - just the vast majority of them. 

Any other ideas what could cause them to fail to update?
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Other / Re: PC Shutting down randomly and/or when starting intensive games
« Last post by patio on August 23, 2019, 04:14:07 PM »
Bemt pins mean all bets are off...as to the keyboard...replace or swap it out...
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Microsoft DOS / Re: Extracting old files created with MSBACKUP
« Last post by patio on August 23, 2019, 04:08:40 PM »
You will need a full version of DOS 6.0 or 6.22.....

See here.

https://www.tek-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=1586851

Instead of goin thru the hassle of installing i'd ask anyone you know if they are running it...or check a PC User group in your area or a library/school...

Best of Luck.
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Other / Re: PC Shutting down randomly and/or when starting intensive games
« Last post by Methos on August 23, 2019, 02:18:24 PM »
Whoa, had a vacation and then forgot this was here.  Anyway...

DaveLembke: Do not have a battery backup.  CPU fan is operating and being detected in BIOS.  I'm showing 32.0C for CPU Temp and CPU Fan Speed 1610 RPM.  Also, don't know if this matters cause I didn't touch it but, CPU Warning Temp and CPU Fail Warning are both disabled.

Lisa_maree: It's possible the bent/broken pins could cause an issue but remember, this all started before the pins got bent.

And I found another way to cause it to fail on command .. start "Tower 3D Pro" and it immediately shuts down.  It SEEMS like graphics intensive programs/games cause it to fail quickly but, I guess that could also be a memory load issue or even a HDD/SDD transfer issue?  Most of the time it shuts down when you perform an action, often starting a demanding program but sometimes even clicking on youtube will crash it.  And today, it has decided that it doesn't want to start at all.  Intermittently of course, nothing 100% consistent.

Question: I wouldn't have thought the keyboard could be a culprit but, my daughter has told me sometimes the keyboard keys go out of whack and she unplugs it and plugs it back in.  It's an LED keyboard and it's been suggested that it may be drawing extra power away from the system?  Any thoughts?  Thanks!
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Microsoft DOS / Extracting old files created with MSBACKUP
« Last post by BFG on August 23, 2019, 12:08:41 PM »
I have a series of 3 very old archived files (created in 1994) which I believe were made with the MSBACKUP utility.  At least, I assume so, as the file headers read "NORTON VER 1E", and that's what research tells me.

I have tried everything I can think of on my Windows 10 machine - direct extraction, DOSBox, downloading and running variants of MSBACKUP - to extract the files, to no avail.  Would anyone have a method that would work, or be willing to do the extract for me?

The file names are CC40919B.001, .002, and .003.  They are each 1.44MB in size.

Thanks in advance.
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