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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 #4125 on: June 05, 2017, 12:42:53 PM »
Destroy the hard drive as much as possible before tossing.
“You see things; you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?”

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4126 on: June 05, 2017, 01:09:51 PM »

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4127 on: June 05, 2017, 06:29:57 PM »
I am looking to add HDD on small business server. What are the  main things to look for?
A couple of options I found are:

https://www.amazon.com/Black-Performance-Desktop-Hard-Drive/dp/B00FJRS6FU/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1496680163&sr=1-1&keywords=wd+red+1tb&refinements=p_n_feature_keywords_two_browse-bin%3A6799355011

and

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=psdc_1254762011_t2_B01DOL05OC

Is there a big difference between Blue and Black?
I don't think there are major differences between the two. The black is available in higher capacities than the blue and has a longer warranty.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4128 on: June 05, 2017, 07:19:30 PM »
I created a hosted network and have been able to connect an ipad to the network. Recently it just stopped being able to connect even though the network still shoes up...?
I am sometimes accused of overthinking things. I am still mulling over whether that accusation has merit.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4129 on: June 07, 2017, 06:43:17 PM »
I've been using 2 monitors with my computer (set up by someone else).

I just moved the computer to a new location and I am having trouble getting the second monitor to work. I keep getting the floating "check signal cable" box. I tried unplugging, rebooting, etc.. Do I need to set up the dual monitor system again or once it was set up with this computer and these two monitors it is plug and play?
« Last Edit: June 07, 2017, 08:12:15 PM by SrulyS »

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4130 on: June 07, 2017, 07:01:43 PM »
I've been using 2 monitors with my computer (set up by someone else).

I just moved the computer to a new location and I am having trouble getting the second monitor to work. I keep getting the floatimg "check signal cable" box. I tried unplugging, rebooting, etc.. Do I need to set up the dual monitor system again or once it was set up with this computer and these two monitors it is plug and play?
Right click on Desktop => Display Settings: Are both moniters listed ([1] [2])?
If not try extending display again.

Another suggestion (assuming it's listed in settings) is to make sure that correct input source is selected. You can toggle through analog/digital/auto with one of the physical buttons on monitor.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4131 on: June 08, 2017, 09:48:46 AM »
I have an older Windows XP sp3 computer that I use for data entry for my work. all browsers besides fro IE work perfectly fine, and IE works for a random selection of sites. problem is that my data entry program can only run on IE. I get the message below when I t doesn't work and I run the network diagnostic tool.
I've checked the proxy settings, cleared the SSL, checked to insure its accepting TTL and SSL and a few others .. any ideas?
TIA


report:
Last diagnostic run time: 06/07/17 13:39:23 HTTP, HTTPS, FTP Diagnostic
HTTP, HTTPS, FTP connectivity
info   HTTP: Successfully connected to www.microsoft.com.
warn   FTP (Passive): Error 12029 connecting to ftp.microsoft.com: A connection with the server could not be established
warn   HTTPS: Error 12029 connecting to www.passport.net: A connection with the server could not be established
warn   HTTPS: Error 12157 connecting to www.microsoft.com: An error occurred in the secure channel support
warn   FTP (Active): Error 12029 connecting to ftp.microsoft.com: A connection with the server could not be established
error   Could not make an HTTPS connection.
error   Could not make an FTP connection.
info   Redirecting user to support call
DNS Client Diagnostic
DNS - Not a home user scenario
info   Using Web Proxy: no
info   Resolving name ok for (www.microsoft.com): yes
No DNS servers
DNS failure
Gateway Diagnostic
Gateway
info   The following proxy configuration is being used by IE: Automatically Detect Settings:Enabled Automatic Configuration Script: Proxy Server: Proxy Bypass list:
info   Could not get proxy settings via the Automatic Proxy Configuration mechanism
info   This computer has the following default gateway entry(ies): 192.168.1.1
info   This computer has the following IP address(es): 192.168.1.142
info   The default gateway is in the same subnet as this computer
info   The default gateway entry is a valid unicast address
info   The default gateway address was resolved via ARP in 1 try(ies)
info   The default gateway was reached via ICMP Ping in 1 try(ies)
info   TCP port 80 on host 104.107.49.240 was successfully reached
info   The Internet host www.microsoft.com was successfully reached
info   The default gateway is OK
IP Layer Diagnostic
Corrupted IP routing table
info   The default route is valid
info   The loopback route is valid
info   The local host route is valid
info   The local subnet route is valid
Invalid ARP cache entries
action   The ARP cache has been flushed
IP Configuration Diagnostic
Invalid IP address
info   Valid IP address detected: 192.168.1.142
Wireless Diagnostic
Wireless - Service disabled
Wireless - User SSID
Wireless - First time setup
Wireless - Radio off
Wireless - Out of range
Wireless - Hardware issue
Wireless - Novice user
Wireless - Ad-hoc network
Wireless - Less preferred
Wireless - 802.1x enabled
Wireless - Configuration mismatch
Wireless - Low SNR
WinSock Diagnostic
WinSock status
info   All base service provider entries are present in the Winsock catalog.
info   The Winsock Service provider chains are valid.
info   Provider entry MSAFD Tcpip [TCP/IP] passed the loopback communication test.
info   Provider entry MSAFD Tcpip [UDP/IP] passed the loopback communication test.
info   Provider entry RSVP UDP Service Provider passed the loopback communication test.
info   Provider entry RSVP TCP Service Provider passed the loopback communication test.
info   Provider entry MSAFD Tcpip [TCP/IPv6] passed the loopback communication test.
info   Provider entry MSAFD Tcpip [UDP/IPv6] passed the loopback communication test.
info   Connectivity is valid for all Winsock service providers.
Network Adapter Diagnostic
Network location detection
info   Using home Internet connection
Network adapter identification
info   Network connection: Name=Local Area Connection, Device=Intel(R) 82566DM-2 Gigabit Network Connection, MediaType=LAN, SubMediaType=LAN
info   Ethernet connection selected
Network adapter status
info   Network connection status: Connected
HTTP, HTTPS, FTP Diagnostic
HTTP, HTTPS, FTP connectivity
warn   FTP (Passive): Error 12029 connecting to ftp.microsoft.com: A connection with the server could not be established
info   HTTP: Successfully connected to www.microsoft.com.
warn   HTTPS: Error 12157 connecting to www.microsoft.com: An error occurred in the secure channel support
warn   HTTPS: Error 12029 connecting to www.passport.net: A connection with the server could not be established
warn   FTP (Active): Error 12029 connecting to ftp.microsoft.com: A connection with the server could not be established
error   Could not make an HTTPS connection.
error   Could not make an FTP connection.
WHY NOT?!?!

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4132 on: June 08, 2017, 12:14:32 PM »
anyone have a windows xp sp3 os disk ? need to start fresh
WHY NOT?!?!

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4133 on: June 08, 2017, 12:17:48 PM »
anyone have a windows xp sp3 os disk ? need to start fresh

woa, start from scratch meaning wipe and reinstall or just reinstall windows?
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4134 on: June 08, 2017, 06:38:59 PM »
anyone have a windows xp sp3 os disk ? need to start fresh
I probably do,  gotta look for it. But if clean installing why not use a newer OS?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4135 on: June 08, 2017, 06:40:28 PM »
I probably do,  gotta look for it. But if clean installing why not use a newer OS?
That costs money.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4136 on: June 08, 2017, 06:41:14 PM »
That costs money.
It costs a lot more to get crypto
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 #4137 on: June 08, 2017, 06:42:43 PM »
That costs money.
Then he would have asked for an OEM Windows XP (which he didn't), because his OEM key wouldn't work with the typical retail XP image.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4138 on: June 08, 2017, 07:43:43 PM »
I probably do,  gotta look for it. But if clean installing why not use a newer OS?

Finding all the drivers alone will be a nightmare!
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4139 on: June 08, 2017, 07:58:55 PM »
Finding all the drivers alone will be a nightmare!
The older the os the bigger the nightmare to find the drivers. Windows xp was an absolute nightmare, windows 7 usually finds most drivers, windows 10 almost always finds all the drivers.
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.