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If your computer or phone is giving you issues:

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Restart the computer. Hopefully this will take care of any issues
If your problem has not yet been solved, try to Google it. There may be a very simple solution
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3020 on: July 26, 2016, 07:05:30 AM »
Thanks.
Wouldn't whitelist adblock ;)
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3021 on: July 26, 2016, 10:32:37 AM »
Wouldn't whitelist adblock ;)
Why not? I've seen it break sites. Not a permanent solution, but if whitelisting the problematic site fixes the issue, then you know who the culprit is

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3022 on: July 26, 2016, 04:18:04 PM »
Why not? I've seen it break sites. Not a permanent solution, but if whitelisting the problematic site fixes the issue, then you know who the culprit is
true
i had ublock on regular and it worked so i figured that wasnt the issue
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3023 on: July 27, 2016, 12:45:49 AM »
Chrome keeps on crashing whenever I open the dialog box to upload or download a file. Does anyone one know how to fix this. It's really annoying!!

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3024 on: July 27, 2016, 01:10:25 AM »
Chrome keeps on crashing whenever I open the dialog box to upload or download a file. Does anyone one know how to fix this. It's really annoying!!
Try changing the default download location setting to a different folder

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3025 on: July 27, 2016, 01:15:14 AM »
Try changing the default download location setting to a different folder
I tried that, still no luck

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3026 on: July 27, 2016, 02:04:03 AM »
Chrome keeps on crashing whenever I open the dialog box to upload or download a file. Does anyone one know how to fix this. It's really annoying!!
reset all prefs?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3027 on: July 27, 2016, 12:36:11 PM »

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3028 on: July 27, 2016, 01:11:50 PM »
In chrome?!
Can make a second profile and see if the error occurs there.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3029 on: July 27, 2016, 01:28:11 PM »
Can make a second profile and see if the error occurs there.
What do you mean? A second user?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3030 on: July 27, 2016, 01:37:50 PM »
What do you mean? A second user?
A second "person" in chrome. Click your name at the top right, and click Switch Person. If you don't see your name at the top, then I don't know offhand how to access that, maybe someone else can answer.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3031 on: July 27, 2016, 01:43:58 PM »
A second "person" in chrome. Click your name at the top right, and click Switch Person. If you don't see your name at the top, then I don't know offhand how to access that, maybe someone else can answer.
Paste this into Chrome:
Code: [Select]
chrome://settings/createProfile

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3032 on: July 27, 2016, 01:59:01 PM »
A second "person" in chrome. Click your name at the top right, and click Switch Person. If you don't see your name at the top, then I don't know offhand how to access that, maybe someone else can answer.
Yes that did work! Any way to fix old user

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3033 on: July 27, 2016, 02:00:52 PM »
Yes that did work! Any way to fix old user
Well now that you know that it's a problem with your profile, you get back to
reset all prefs?
If you don't want to do that, you can try disabling your extensions one at a time and see if that helps.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3034 on: July 27, 2016, 02:26:05 PM »
Yes that did work! Any way to fix old user
Forget about the old user. Delete that profile and sign into your Google account under the new profile you created.

The new one should have all your history, bookmarks, extensions and passwords stored. The problem settings generally don't carry over (I had a similar issue recently and this solution worked for me).

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3035 on: July 29, 2016, 04:38:02 PM »
According to Crucial.com, my computer is compatible with "Crucial 8GB Single DDR3L 1600 MT/s". How can I know if it's also compatible with "Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB Single DDR3 1600 MT/s PC3-12800 CL9 1.5V UDIMM 240-Pin Memory"?

It's cheaper on amazon, but I don't see it in the list of compatible memory when running the scan.

Thanks!
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3036 on: July 29, 2016, 05:37:55 PM »
According to Crucial.com, my computer is compatible with "Crucial 8GB Single DDR3L 1600 MT/s". How can I know if it's also compatible with "Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB Single DDR3 1600 MT/s PC3-12800 CL9 1.5V UDIMM 240-Pin Memory"?

It's cheaper on amazon, but I don't see it in the list of compatible memory when running the scan.

Thanks!
One is ddr3 the other is ddr3L , very likely not compatible.  IMO it's not worth trying to save $2 being that crucial guarantees it
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3037 on: July 29, 2016, 05:42:10 PM »
One is ddr3 the other is ddr3L , very likely not compatible.  IMO it's not worth trying to save $2 being that crucial guarantees it
Thanks!
So in general, is any ddr3 ram the same as any other dd3r, compatibility-wise? Or do you need to match the model #s exactly when comparing from crucial.com and other stores?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3038 on: July 29, 2016, 06:03:06 PM »
Thanks!
So in general, is any ddr3 ram the same as any other dd3r, compatibility-wise? Or do you need to match the model #s exactly when comparing from crucial.com and other stores?

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Generally it's fine
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3039 on: July 29, 2016, 06:04:10 PM »
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.