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Re: Computer problems etc

Post by Dancer » Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:06 am

grammer wrote:Hi Dancer -welcome back--
Yep I have to say I like Win 10-
Faster start up-
It's kinda like Win7 & with additions
However now Groove music is trying to take over as my default player -so no way.
It's supposed to be hard to get rid of it---

Overall Dancer I'm happy with Win 10-- now I use a PC by the way.
Thanks Grammer hellllo It started up a bit faster this morning . Gonna get my neighbour to have a look and work some magic.
He works in IT so this will be a doddle for him .I hope :lol:


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Re: Computer problems etc

Post by Strum » Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:12 pm

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Post by Dancer » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:32 pm

:lol: I must have been a very very bad girl so BangHead


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Re: Computer problems etc

Post by Rocker » Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:18 pm

A few weeks ago my little Acer laptop died. Years of photos and info are on it! Big silly me didn't back up.
Off to PC World and heard the worst FUBAR(if you don't know don't ask what this means!). But the man said if anyone can fix it or retrieve the info it will be "Back from the future" in Dún Laoghaire Shopping Centre. So tomorrow I'll take it in and let you all know the story.


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Re: Computer problems etc

Post by bugrock » Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:02 pm

Rocker, please use data recovery software. Freely available on many sites.


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Post by Dancer » Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:45 pm

You can get the hard drive removed and then transfer the files that you want onto a new hard drive .
Just make sure you have enough space on the new drive . Best of luck with it .
Next time buy an external drive to hold your photos and other important stuff. They're cheap as chips
these days .


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Re: Computer problems etc

Post by Rocker » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:47 pm

Well the crowd in DúLaoghaire shopping centre turned out to be just fine. Darius looked and discovered my hard drive was O.K so got it put on an external hard drive and it works perfectly on this machine. All photos and data retrieved. Happy woman!!


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Post by Strum » Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:47 am

Nice one Rocker. May I inquire as to how much it cost? Just wondering because I was quoted 120 quid years ago in a Shop in Camden Street, when my first pc had a crash and burn. I couldn't afford it and did exactly what Bugs mentioned, a data recovery program. Free. ;)



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Post by Rocker » Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:00 am

50 Euro. He took out the hard drive. Tested it that it was O.K then put that drive in an portable hard drive. Ten minutes and the job was done. All the data is good. My big worry was seven years of research on a family data base and that is saved.


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Post by Strum » Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:05 am

Rocker wrote:50 Euro. He took out the hard drive. Tested it that it was O.K then put that drive in an portable hard drive. Ten minutes and the job was done. All the data is good. My big worry was seven years of research on a family data base and that is saved.

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Post by Dancer » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:50 pm

So, have you got your Asus up and running again Rocker ? or are you
using another laptop ? Great price for fixing it !


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Re: Computer problems etc

Post by Toss » Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:58 pm

Dancer wrote:So, have you got your Asus up and running again Rocker ?!
There's no need for that sort of talk Dancer ....... it will only open up the door to floppy disk problems and the need for a good hard drive. hellllo


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Re: Computer problems etc

Post by Rocker » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:47 am

Dancer wrote:So, have you got your Asus up and running again Rocker ? or are you
using another laptop ? Great price for fixing it !
No Dancer. That laptop was ancient and wrecked so the hard drive is in a portable Hard Drive Enclosure and it plugs into another computer I got for my big birthday this year!!All the info is saved and this new computer is so much quicker and windows 10 and all bells and knockers....that will give Toss more ammunition.

Toss :lol: :lol: :lol: dirty mind or what wuu wuu my type of hero :lol: :lol: Strum will throw us out...keep forgetting we are within the watershed.


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Re: Computer problems etc

Post by Strum » Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:15 pm

Rocker wrote:
Dancer wrote: Strum will throw us out...


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Post by Dancer » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:29 pm

Toss wrote:
Dancer wrote:So, have you got your Asus up and running again Rocker ?!
There's no need for that sort of talk Dancer ....... it will only open up the door to floppy disk problems and the need for a good hard drive. hellllo
Hahaha it's the memory stick I'd be worried about ! :P :P


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Re: Computer problems etc

Post by bugrock » Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:18 am

Or lack of memory stick! :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Re: Computer problems etc

Post by Rocker » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:00 am

I have a new desktop and got it loaded with windows 10 etc at the shop. I basically only use it for my e mail. Facebook, Google and family research. I don't want any bells and whistles.
It keeps pestering me to download apps...I haven't a clue what these are and I'm living without them so don't think I need.
It also keeps binging and telling me
"your Outlook accounts settings are out of date"
Why would I want an Outlook account.
My question is how do I TURN OFF these annoying requests?????????


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Re: Computer problems etc

Post by Sinead » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:35 pm

Sorry Rocker, can't help you with this problem
have something similar myself and I just keep
ignoring the 'pings'


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Re: Computer problems etc

Post by Strum » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:14 pm

A little tricky Rocker because you have to go into the registry. Try following the steps in the link.


https://www.easeus.com/computer-instruc ... -apps.html



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Re: Computer problems etc

Post by Rocker » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:47 pm

Thanks for that Strum. I'll proceed with caution as I am a complete dummy where computers is involved. I might continue like Sinead and ignore the ping!! :lol: :lol:


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Re: Computer problems etc

Post by keeper » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:44 pm

I went into the registry once :o I was a very long time in there and found it very hard to get out :cry: for months afterwards little gremlins started appearing until it all came crashing down, a complete format and reinstall then needed :cry: I never went into the registry ever again BangHead



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Re: Computer problems etc

Post by Micheál » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:37 pm

1. Don't touch the registry1
2. See 1
3. It should be possible to uninstall some pre-installed squatware. Click on the Windows thingy and search for Uninstall.

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Re: Computer problems etc

Post by Rocker » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:54 am

Micheál wrote:1. Don't touch the registry1
2. See 1
3. It should be possible to uninstall some pre-installed squatware. Click on the Windows thingy and search for Uninstall.

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Will do. I love "squatware" :lol: :lol: ..they installed all kinds of shopping channels and search engines which I don't use...as I get more proficient I'll get rid of them too.

Will proceed with 1 and 2 :lol:


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Re: Computer problems etc

Post by Strum » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:50 pm

Go back to XP. :P



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Re: Computer problems etc

Post by Micheál » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:45 pm

Strum wrote:Go back to XP. :P
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