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    Hi. It should complete on my production system...

    Hi.

    It should complete on my production system in a couple of minutes.
    However, I left it going for an hour without completion.

    Obviously, some sort of anomaly.

    :rolleyes:
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    Does anyone notice this when running CHKDSK on the boot drive?

    Very simple -

    In a Command Prompt:

    CHKDSK C: /F /V

    OS says it will complete upon reboot.
    Starts at that time and does not cleanly complete - circle with dots never ends.

    Have to force a...
  3. Thread: Can I Delete This Nonsense? by Compumind
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 35 Views 9,213

    No, no, no! (general statement.) :eek:

    No, no, no! (general statement.)

    :eek:
  4. Thread: Microsoft News in the Systray by Compumind
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 3 Views 353

    Typical Microsoft... I noticed this with the...

    Typical Microsoft...

    I noticed this with the last update.

    Just look for the "^" to the left of the system tray at the bottom right of your screen. Then right click on it, go to News and...
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    Glad that all is sorted now. :nerd:

    Glad that all is sorted now.

    :nerd:
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    @Sigurd...

    @Sigurd -

    Try this free trial:

    Download File Viewer Plus

    File Viewer Plus Supported File Types

    HTH
  7. Replies 3 Views 553

    @wiganken...

    @wiganken -

    I would suggest cleanly removing both Support Assist and Support Assist OS Recovery via the Control Panel.
    Then enable the Hidden Items view in Windows Explorer and look at your OS...
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    Which one do you use, lol? :chuckle:

    Which one do you use, lol?

    :chuckle:
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    I only use it for quick R/W testing. Nothing...

    I only use it for quick R/W testing. Nothing else.

    Many other real-world benchmarking programs out there.

    HTH ;)
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    Nice tool for benchmarking SSD's and other storage devices

    Hi all -

    My contribution for today...

    AJA System Test: Drive Performance Stats You Can TrustAccurately test your system performance using System Test, available in free retail software builds...
  11. Thread: Macrium Reflect 8 Update Discussion by Compumind
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 255 Views 52,855

    Well... I have a separate test system to...

    Well...

    I have a separate test system to evaluate MR 8 when it is RTM.

    Let's see how it goes. I'm in absolutely no rush to migrate away from the latest build of MR 7.

    Hope that Macrium is...
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    I read the Weather Forecast for Mexico City - ...

    I read the Weather Forecast for Mexico City -

    "Chili today, hot tamale."

    ;)
  13. Thread: I would like to comment on passwords security by Compumind
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 20 Views 2,188

    All of this is so simple... Just my own...

    All of this is so simple...

    Just my own paranoid opinion -

    Never use a Password Manager. Never!

    I don't care about the level of encryption.

    Create a 256 bit encrypted Word document or...
  14. Thread: Cannot open the com port by Compumind
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 5 Views 10,187

    Hmm.... Perform the steps mentioned below and...

    Hmm....

    Perform the steps mentioned below and see if it helps.

    a: Press the Windows key and the X key
    b: Select device manager
    c: Go to the view menu and select "Show hidden devices"
    d:...
  15. This article explains everything - Bloomberg -...

    This article explains everything -

    Bloomberg - Are you a robot?

    HTH

    :banghead:
  16. Thread: Free AV Reviews by Compumind
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 19 Views 1,896

    Ugh. ZDNet is not objective in their shallow...

    Ugh.

    ZDNet is not objective in their shallow reviews. They wouldn't bad mouth a potential advertiser, would they? ;)
    Windows Defender is better than some of the "free" stuff out there by a huge...
  17. Thread: Surge Protector Recommendations by Compumind
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 115 Views 29,706

    Consider it to be an insurance policy. I have...

    Consider it to be an insurance policy. I have analyzed my power on an Oscilloscope and was not happy.
    All of my expensive electronics run from the UPS - even TV, Modems, Router, etc.

    For small...
  18. Thread: Surge Protector Recommendations by Compumind
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 115 Views 29,706

    @Jaylob4...

    @Jaylob4 and others -

    When buying a high end UPS, you want Pure Sine Wave.

    Example -

    UPS Buying Guide - Choosing a UPS System 101: The Fundamentals | CyberPower

    Not a simulated Sine...
  19. Thread: Surge Protector Recommendations by Compumind
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 115 Views 29,706

    Exactly the same CyberPower unit that I have -...

    Exactly the same CyberPower unit that I have - actually 3 of them! Great product.

    If you purchase a lower end unit from APC the battery is not "user" replaceable (though I have done it just fine.)...
  20. Thread: Surge Protector Recommendations by Compumind
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 115 Views 29,706

    Just a footnote - On *all* of my...

    Just a footnote -

    On *all* of my desktop/server systems, I use a dedicated UPS (usually APC) to provide near perfect AC sine wave output to the said devices.
    If you have expensive equipment...
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    @Shanester...

    @Shanester -

    FYI...

    Article date is from 8/2020.

    How to get legacy Edge back on Windows 10 | ZDNet

    :rolleyes:
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    FYI - First, check the physical ports on your...

    FYI -

    First, check the physical ports on your computer - USB 3.0 ports are sometimes (but not always) blue in color so if any of your USB ports are blue then your computer is equipped with USB...
  23. Thread: how to guard against spies in a computer repair shop by Compumind
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 14 Views 3,724

    FYI - HDD's are basically easy, while SSD's...

    FYI -

    HDD's are basically easy, while SSD's are a bit more tricky due to their storage methodology and finite cell count.

    This is a useful article, so be sure to do it the right way -
    ...
  24. Replies 47 Views 17,809

    Sticky: OK, I'll bite - Commercial pre-release...

    OK, I'll bite -

    Commercial pre-release validation? = You are the beta tester.

    Does it resolve this issue?

    Interesting quirk with Start -> Apps listing of Microsoft Edge

    :really:
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    Hmm... Well, the stub is still there after...

    Hmm...

    Well, the stub is still there after applying the Cumulative Update on Tuesday.

    Any new ideas on how to resolve?

    :think:
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