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If your computer or phone is giving you issues:

Please read this before posting: 4 Reasons Why IT People Ignore Your Requests for Help
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
On a Windows computer, a system restore may do the trick.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3315 on: November 06, 2016, 12:19:44 AM »
I'm setting up a new Dell desktop. I'm not all that familiar with the specs since I didn't buy it, doing it as a favor. after the standard customize screen, got stuck on "just a moment" for an hour plus so far.
any advice?
ETA: spoke to Dell support (Philippines) walked me through a hard reset (most ridiculous way to trigger it, turn on and off the computer 3 times quickly so as to trigger a system recovery) and we're 4% in. hope this does it.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3316 on: November 06, 2016, 01:01:20 AM »
Anyone have experience using Time Boss as time limit program for internet usage?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3317 on: November 06, 2016, 03:08:34 AM »
Can anyone recommend a good (cheap or free ) VPN service ? I looked at Hotspot Shield it has a $99 one time charge which I think is cheap , is it good ?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3318 on: November 06, 2016, 05:23:59 AM »
I'm setting up a new Dell desktop. I'm not all that familiar with the specs since I didn't buy it, doing it as a favor. after the standard customize screen, got stuck on "just a moment" for an hour plus so far.
any advice?
ETA: spoke to Dell support (Philippines) walked me through a hard reset (most ridiculous way to trigger it, turn on and off the computer 3 times quickly so as to trigger a system recovery) and we're 4% in. hope this does it.
Oysh.  Any luck?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3319 on: November 06, 2016, 09:12:52 AM »
Oysh.  Any luck?
Got stuck at 12%, ended up installing windows from a new boot drive,  which worked

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3320 on: November 06, 2016, 10:40:19 AM »
You can buy a USB stick that supports it.  You can ask them to change router settings to also support g or n bands.
Im wondering if this makes sense

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2043772/laptop-detecting-wifi.html

"ur wifi adapter does not support channel of broadcast above 8 
so open ur modem configuration by connecting ur lan cable(192.168.1.1)
find channel and set its value to 1
this will surely solve ur problem."

But when I put in 192.168.1.1 nothing happens because I'm not connected to any network.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3321 on: November 06, 2016, 10:42:10 AM »
Im wondering if this makes sense

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2043772/laptop-detecting-wifi.html

"ur wifi adapter does not support channel of broadcast above 8
so open ur modem configuration by connecting ur lan cable(192.168.1.1)
find channel and set its value to 1
this will surely solve ur problem."

But when I put in 192.168.1.1 nothing happens because I'm not connected to any network.
You need to plug in a cable from your computer to the router
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3322 on: November 06, 2016, 10:44:17 AM »
You need to plug in a cable from your computer to the router
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3323 on: November 06, 2016, 12:23:39 PM »
Found one...
Just my experience, but I would avoid WD passport.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3324 on: November 06, 2016, 09:04:38 PM »
My laptop had some fatty chicken soup for supper and it's acting up now,
It powers up normally but the keyboard is acting up, the touch pad is sleepy and some windows are popping up as if I'd open them,

I already took the entire laptop apart and wiped it off (was barely wet inside as far as I saw),
I doubt waiting would help for this as it's not plain clear water,
So what's my next step?

TIA!

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3325 on: November 06, 2016, 09:38:59 PM »
My laptop had some fatty chicken soup for supper and it's acting up now,
It powers up normally but the keyboard is acting up, the touch pad is sleepy and some windows are popping up as if I'd open them,

I already took the entire laptop apart and wiped it off (was barely wet inside as far as I saw),
I doubt waiting would help for this as it's not plain clear water,
So what's my next step?

TIA!

If it doesn't get better, you might need to replace the keyboard.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3326 on: November 06, 2016, 10:07:28 PM »
If it doesn't get better, you might need to replace the keyboard.
Keyboard is 1 issue, what about the others?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3327 on: November 06, 2016, 10:16:24 PM »
Keyboard is 1 issue, what about the others?
Seems like there is only 1 other issue - the TouchPad. All other issues sound like the effects of the week primary issues. I would try wiping the contacts from the TouchPad with a wet paper towel. I would also try washing out the keyboard by disconnecting it and washing it out in the sink and wait till it's fully dry before putting it back
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3328 on: November 06, 2016, 10:17:18 PM »
Keyboard is 1 issue, what about the others?

Most probably caused by the keyboard.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3329 on: November 06, 2016, 10:19:13 PM »
Most probably caused by the keyboard.
TouchPad issue is probably not caused by the keyboard but the others are.
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.