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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 #5193 on: June 16, 2019, 07:02:05 PM »
Nice.  Strange.  Does it get stuck at updates when trying to update directly, ore pre-scan?
Both
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5194 on: June 17, 2019, 06:23:40 AM »
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5195 on: June 20, 2019, 11:16:03 AM »
Do 3.5" hard drive enclosures (eg: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GAML7OK/ref=psdc_160354011_t2_B01MZC303G?tag=cl03f-20) always require plugging in to a power source?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5196 on: June 20, 2019, 12:00:02 PM »
Do 3.5" hard drive enclosures (eg: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GAML7OK/ref=psdc_160354011_t2_B01MZC303G?tag=cl03f-20) always require plugging in to a power source?

Yes, 3.5" hard drives uses 12V and USB is only 5V.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5197 on: June 20, 2019, 12:05:57 PM »
Yes, 3.5" hard drives uses 12V and USB is only 5V.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5198 on: June 23, 2019, 12:53:27 AM »
When trying to access any office programs (excel, word, etc) I get an error message with error code 0xc0000142.

I tried a few of the fixes suggested by various sites that came up when I googled/youtubed the problem, but I can't seem to resolve it.

Can anyone guide me to site that has a good troubleshooter for this problem?

I'm running windows 10.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5199 on: June 23, 2019, 06:47:56 PM »
I was looking at this Wirecutter article on digital privacy and they recommended Privacy Badger, in addition to uBlock Origin which I am already using. Curious if anyone here has experience with Privacy Badger and what it does that Ublock doesn't...?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5200 on: June 23, 2019, 07:11:29 PM »
I was looking at this Wirecutter article on digital privacy and they recommended Privacy Badger, in addition to uBlock Origin which I am already using. Curious if anyone here has experience with Privacy Badger and what it does that Ublock doesn't...?
No personal experience but this is from their site:
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uBlock Origin is an excellent privacy tool. uBlock Origin and Privacy Badger should work well together. Similar to adblockers, uBlock Origin protects using blacklists. Privacy Badger protects by automatically learning about trackers as you browse, which means Privacy Badger might catch things that uBlock Origin doesn't know about. Privacy Badger will learn about far fewer trackers when used together with uBlock Origin, but that's OK.
https://www.eff.org/privacybadger/faq#Is-Privacy-Badger-compatible-with-other-extensions,-including-other-adblockers


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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5201 on: June 23, 2019, 07:27:17 PM »
No personal experience but this is from their site:https://www.eff.org/privacybadger/faq#Is-Privacy-Badger-compatible-with-other-extensions,-including-other-adblockers
thanks! What do you use?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5202 on: June 23, 2019, 08:15:44 PM »
thanks! What do you use?
I use just uBlock Origin.

Personally, I'm not that eager to protect my privacy (in the sense if tracking), so I might not be the right person to ask...

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5203 on: June 24, 2019, 05:04:45 AM »
I was looking at this Wirecutter article on digital privacy and they recommended Privacy Badger, in addition to uBlock Origin which I am already using. Curious if anyone here has experience with Privacy Badger and what it does that Ublock doesn't...?
Never heard of it.  I use uBlock Origin with Nano Defender.  It's less about privacy and more about making my browsing experience less painful.
Either way, anything from EFF is good.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5204 on: June 27, 2019, 01:23:17 PM »
I have a MSI Laptop with external HP screen.
Lately, my HP screen doesn't turn on when my laptop is on. I updated my NVIDIA card driver and nothing seems to help.
Both my Intel and Nvidia icons in my Device Manager are always with a triangle.
I had someone who tried to enable/disable the drives, uninstall and reinstall and nothing works..

Any idea?

Thanks