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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5565 on: August 19, 2020, 09:24:06 AM »

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5566 on: August 27, 2020, 07:16:39 PM »
Any recommendation for software to record screen with audio? I would like to use on several Zoom calls.

Windows has built-in recording software for gaming but based on my sample that uses about 35 MG per minute. That would use up too much storage for me. The setting has an option to change the video frame rate to 30 from 60 per second but that is still too much for me. Are there other options within the Windows software that would significantly lower the video quality to make storage more practical? Thanks.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5567 on: August 27, 2020, 07:21:19 PM »
Any recommendation for software to record screen with audio? I would like to use on several Zoom calls.

Windows has built-in recording software for gaming but based on my sample that uses about 35 MG per minute. That would use up too much storage for me. The setting has an option to change the video frame rate to 30 from 60 per second but that is still too much for me. Are there other options within the Windows software that would significantly lower the video quality to make storage more practical? Thanks.
I've been using ShareX and it's great, but the settings page might be a bit too complicated:


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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5568 on: August 27, 2020, 10:49:21 PM »
Any recommendation for software to record screen with audio? I would like to use on several Zoom calls.

Windows has built-in recording software for gaming but based on my sample that uses about 35 MG per minute. That would use up too much storage for me. The setting has an option to change the video frame rate to 30 from 60 per second but that is still too much for me. Are there other options within the Windows software that would significantly lower the video quality to make storage more practical? Thanks.
You can compress each file after you record or do it on the folder and it automatically compresses everything inside of it.
Right click on the file or folder and click properties
Here you can see it went from 74mb to 8mb

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5569 on: August 28, 2020, 12:41:57 AM »
You can compress each file after you record or do it on the folder and it automatically compresses everything inside of it.
Right click on the file or folder and click properties
Here you can see it went from 74mb to 8mb
oh cool. Does it have to be extracted when I want to watch?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5570 on: August 28, 2020, 03:01:03 AM »
oh cool. Does it have to be extracted when I want to watch?
It automatically gets extracted when opening it and recompresses when closing.
It only saves room when it's on your hard drive, when you transfer it, it uses the full space again. At least I think so.
This is called NTFS compression. You can look up more info about it

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5571 on: September 06, 2020, 06:20:42 PM »
I have an external Hard Drive that cracked. When I plug it in, I can here it turn on but my computer cannot read it.
Anyone here have experience with repairing this?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5572 on: September 06, 2020, 06:22:13 PM »
I have an external Hard Drive that cracked. When I plug it in, I can here it turn on but my computer cannot read it.
Anyone here have experience with repairing this?
Troubleshooting and repairing hard drives is a complex subject, if their is stuff that's important on it, take it to a professional.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5573 on: September 07, 2020, 10:28:10 AM »
Is there a way to add a printer (Brother MFCL2710DW) to a WiFi network with a bunch of computers but only allow one of the computers to use the printer?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5574 on: September 07, 2020, 11:54:49 AM »
Is there a way to add a printer (Brother MFCL2710DW) to a WiFi network with a bunch of computers but only allow one of the computers to use the printer?
Maybe this: https://help.brother-usa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/70621/~/set-up-secure-function-lock#Video

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5575 on: September 07, 2020, 11:58:05 AM »
Troubleshooting and repairing hard drives is a complex subject, if their is stuff that's important on it, take it to a professional.
Any recommendation?
I don't want to pay through the roof.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5576 on: September 07, 2020, 12:00:52 PM »
Any recommendation?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5578 on: September 07, 2020, 02:27:40 PM »
Update the graphics drivers
Can't figure out how to do that.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5579 on: September 07, 2020, 02:36:53 PM »
I am cleaning up my desktop and see a file titled "debug" and am not sure when it appeared. What does this mean? Any reason to just delete it?

[0315/202023.905:ERROR:file_io.cc(89)] ReadExactly: expected 36, observed 0
[0317/002044.180:ERROR:file_io.cc(89)] ReadExactly: expected 36, observed 0
[0317/012015.525:ERROR:process_info.cc(329)] VirtualQueryEx: Access is denied. (0x5)
[0317/012015.529:ERROR:process_info.cc(556)] ReadMemoryInfo failed
[0317/012015.530:ERROR:scoped_process_suspend.cc(40)] NtResumeProcess: An attempt was made to access an exiting process. (0xc000010a)
[0319/180227.355:ERROR:file_io.cc(89)] ReadExactly: expected 36, observed 0
[0320/061328.525:ERROR:file_io.cc(89)] ReadExactly: expected 36, observed 0
[0321/234859.145:ERROR:file_io.cc(89)] ReadExactly: expected 36, observed 0
[0324/003315.655:ERROR:file_io.cc(89)] ReadExactly: expected 36, observed 0
[0324/010634.674:ERROR:file_io.cc(89)] ReadExactly: expected 36, observed 0
[0328/215508.151:ERROR:file_io.cc(89)] ReadExactly: expected 36, observed 0
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