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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 #6200 on: August 08, 2023, 05:04:10 AM »
How does it compare to eset (paid)?
eset paid is amazing. free malwarebytes doesn't compare as an antivirus, but is great for doing a scan a month.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6201 on: August 24, 2023, 07:44:22 AM »
Trying connect to a printer thats connected via USB to another computer in same network. I set up Sharing of the printer but every time  I try to connect to add it I get the 0x0000011B error can anyone advise how to resolve this?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6202 on: August 24, 2023, 09:54:16 AM »
Trying connect to a printer thats connected via USB to another computer in same network. I set up Sharing of the printer but every time  I try to connect to add it I get the 0x0000011B error can anyone advise how to resolve this?
make sure the printer is shared properly and then restart the computer. try it then.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6203 on: August 24, 2023, 12:16:34 PM »
make sure the printer is shared properly and then restart the computer. try it then.
done that quite a few times made sure updates are all done as well

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6204 on: August 24, 2023, 12:45:39 PM »
done that quite a few times made sure updates are all done as well
sometimes you need to download the drivers/program for the printer on the second computer as well. did you do that?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6205 on: August 24, 2023, 01:14:02 PM »
sometimes you need to download the drivers/program for the printer on the second computer as well. did you do that?
yup

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6206 on: August 29, 2023, 05:56:21 PM »
Is there any way I can gain remote access to a computer that needs admin pass for exe run/install?

background, I need to install remote access software for remote employee that requires elevated access however the DC is offline and will never be back
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6207 on: December 29, 2023, 02:57:59 AM »
Is there any way I can gain remote access to a computer that needs admin pass for exe run/install?

background, I need to install remote access software for remote employee that requires elevated access however the DC is offline and will never be back

"Quick assist" is preinstalled on many devices these days.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/install-quick-assist-c17479b7-a49d-4d12-938c-dbfb97c88bca

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6208 on: January 06, 2024, 10:30:23 PM »
I have a Thinkpad which it seems the screen brightness setting stopped working. I believe it randomly after in middle of using once I noticed the screen blink and reverted to a bigger scale setting then my preferred percent.

I tried reinstall drivers etc. any other ideas?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6209 on: January 07, 2024, 11:59:01 AM »
And now my enter key doesn't work  :-\

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6210 on: January 21, 2024, 11:30:26 PM »
had some issues with my PC, apps like calc/timer was blank, kept on getting errors when trying to delete "file is open in com surrogate reddit"

I did a clean Windows install, and lo behold, calc is still blank. Why is this?


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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6211 on: January 22, 2024, 12:01:38 AM »
had some issues with my PC, apps like calc/timer was blank, kept on getting errors when trying to delete "file is open in com surrogate reddit"

I did a clean Windows install, and lo behold, calc is still blank. Why is this?


How did you reset it?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6212 on: January 22, 2024, 12:10:12 AM »
How did you reset it?
Thru windows recovery, clean install, download from cloud

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6213 on: January 22, 2024, 12:17:08 AM »
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6214 on: January 22, 2024, 02:24:47 AM »
Thru windows recovery, clean install, download from cloud
try downloading onto a memory stick and installing from there.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6215 on: January 22, 2024, 08:01:18 AM »
I bought this from dell https://www.productindetail.com/pn/dell-vostro-3400 Its working really slow, every program i want to open takes ages, there is nothing installed other than windows and word, Is it just a write off or something i can do about it ?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6216 on: January 22, 2024, 08:09:22 AM »
try downloading onto a memory stick and installing from there.
Tried before, couldn't get it going

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6217 on: January 22, 2024, 09:13:47 AM »
Tried before, couldn't get it going
what went wrong?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6218 on: January 22, 2024, 09:15:26 AM »
I bought this from dell https://www.productindetail.com/pn/dell-vostro-3400 Its working really slow, every program i want to open takes ages, there is nothing installed other than windows and word, Is it just a write off or something i can do about it ?
check the task manager and see which thing is maxxed out. Is it the CPU, the RAM, or the Hard drive? (or none of the above)


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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6219 on: January 22, 2024, 10:07:11 AM »
check the task manager and see which thing is maxxed out. Is it the CPU, the RAM, or the Hard drive? (or none of the above)


Sorry I'm not to good at this, when i click on chrome for example, it could take ten minutes before it opens, so how and when would i check the above on task manager ?