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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 #5720 on: February 04, 2021, 12:48:39 AM »
I tried restoring from backup it didn't help
Bcedit import
Have you got your USB to boot?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5721 on: February 04, 2021, 01:06:52 AM »
Have you got your USB to boot?
Yes I posted pictures earlier
Hey, it just booted, now I'm not sure should I do startup repair or cmd And fixmbr I forgot the 2 commands


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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5723 on: February 04, 2021, 07:55:51 AM »


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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5724 on: February 04, 2021, 09:48:35 PM »
I would like to watch a DVD on my Laptop (few year old Dell Inspiron). Seems like I need to buy an app to do that am I correct? are there any free options out there?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5725 on: February 04, 2021, 09:49:25 PM »
I would like to watch a DVD on my Laptop (few year old Dell Inspiron). Seems like I need to buy an app to do that am I correct? are there any free options out there?
VLC Media Player works well and is free
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5726 on: February 04, 2021, 09:59:28 PM »
I would like to watch a DVD on my Laptop (few year old Dell Inspiron). Seems like I need to buy an app to do that am I correct? are there any free options out there?
Built-in Windows media player should work as well. Been a while since I've tried :)
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5727 on: February 04, 2021, 10:33:09 PM »
VLC Media Player works well and is free
I find VLC is the best program for watching, especially on cheap laptops. BUT, make sure you download the program from the website, NOT from the Microsoft Store. The store program is a light version that does not work well.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5728 on: February 04, 2021, 11:14:55 PM »
plan C, i swapped the ssd with my old HDD that has windows 10 on it, i'm thinking of either backing up to a USB and importing it to the ssd, or to create a recovery image to restore from the USB

plan D fix grub with a live linux USB I dont know which program to use it has been a while since last time I did it and dont remember which program I used
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5729 on: February 04, 2021, 11:21:47 PM »
Built-in Windows media player should work as well. Been a while since I've tried :)
At some point it stopped letting you watch DVDs because they want you to buy something instead
I find VLC is the best program for watching, especially on cheap laptops. BUT, make sure you download the program from the website, NOT from the Microsoft Store. The store program is a light version that does not work well.
I once had a DVD that it wouldn't play, and SMPlayer (also free) worked for that one. But that was just once.
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5730 on: February 05, 2021, 01:26:18 AM »
I'm back with dual boot, fixed it with a livelinuxusb, Linux is capable of fixing Linux and windows, windows cant even take care of himself, why doesnt windows have this simple boot repair tool (with GUI)
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5731 on: February 05, 2021, 01:47:14 AM »
now that it works i'll try
https://neosmart.net/EasyRE/

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it cost money will keep it the way it is
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5732 on: February 08, 2021, 08:23:56 PM »
In wordpress using WAMP I can't download any plugin, and existing plugins are not loading well. Error message is "Installation failed: Download failed. cURL error 60: SSL certificate problem: unable to get local issuer certificate".
I tried Google and found that I need to insert "cacert.pem" into php.ini I did that, but still not working.

If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5733 on: April 07, 2021, 02:31:03 PM »
I am trying to install a driver on my computer but it says i need administrator access, but i am the administrator. I found something online through the command prompt but when i tried that it said access denied. Its possible i previously blocked the installation of new programs but i cant seem to find such a setting, if it even exist. Its most likely i missed something basic, any help would be appreciated

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5734 on: April 07, 2021, 02:32:49 PM »
I am trying to install a driver on my computer but it says i need administrator access, but i am the administrator. I found something online through the command prompt but when i tried that it said access denied. Its possible i previously blocked the installation of new programs but i cant seem to find such a setting, if it even exist. Its most likely i missed something basic, any help would be appreciated
Did you try right-click and "Run as administrator"?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5735 on: April 07, 2021, 02:35:05 PM »
Did you try right-click and "Run as administrator"?
Aha! i knew it was something basic. Thanks
Is there a way to change the settings for the future?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5736 on: April 07, 2021, 02:54:46 PM »
Aha! i knew it was something basic. Thanks
Is there a way to change the settings for the future?
Probably this.
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/112612-enable-disable-uac-prompt-built-administrator-windows.html

Although depending on how many other people are using that computer, you may be better off leaving master settings alone and just remembering how to do things manually.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5737 on: April 07, 2021, 03:23:14 PM »
Probably this.
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/112612-enable-disable-uac-prompt-built-administrator-windows.html

Although depending on how many other people are using that computer, you may be better off leaving master settings alone and just remembering how to do things manually.
Not the best idea, officially it's recommended to always use a limited user for everyday tasks
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5738 on: April 07, 2021, 03:25:49 PM »
Okay ill probably leave as is for now then. thanks

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5739 on: April 08, 2021, 10:17:52 AM »
Is there a way to upload multiple files (about 100) and simultaneously boost the speed of the audio by 2x and then download them?