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  1. Thread: Setting up computer for windows 11 by bobkn
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 6 Views 447

    I dunno, if it means that there may be more than...

    I dunno, if it means that there may be more than 3 years of further posts by this person. :sarc:
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    I guess you need to get into the Recovery...

    I guess you need to get into the Recovery Environment.

    With the machine running, hold down the Power button until it shuts down.

    Press the Power button again to start it up. Then hold the power...
  3. Thread: Random memory training issue by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 17 Views 593

    Nope. It performs some sort of iterative process.

    Nope. It performs some sort of iterative process.
  4. Thread: Random memory training issue by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 17 Views 593

    Interesting. I have an Asus Tuf Gaming X570-Plus...

    Interesting. I have an Asus Tuf Gaming X570-Plus motherboard. Lower end than the OPs.

    There is an "OC Tuning" feature in its BIOS. It searches for overclocking settings for the CPU and RAM. If I...
  5. Thread: Random memory training issue by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 17 Views 593

    Is "memory training" a Windows function, or that...

    Is "memory training" a Windows function, or that of a utility supplied by the motherboard manufacturer?

    If it's the latter, I'd uninstall it. (Personal opinion.)

    A quick Web search just found...
  6. Thread: How to unlock system by bobkn
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 22 Views 1,510

    I believe you. However, the moderators have...

    I believe you. However, the moderators have reacted negatively to the posting of hacks here in the past, even when all have good intentions.
  7. Thread: How to unlock system by bobkn
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 22 Views 1,510

    Gee, but I hope that this forum isn't frequented...

    Gee, but I hope that this forum isn't frequented by thieves.

    I suppose that a simple Web search could find the same information, though.
  8. Thread: Hard drive upgrade by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 16 Views 783

    Looks at post 1 in this thread, I wouldn't bet my...

    Looks at post 1 in this thread, I wouldn't bet my life on it, but the connector on the pictured adapter sure looks like an ordinary SATA signal + power pair to me. However, on further reflection, I...
  9. Thread: Hard drive upgrade by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 16 Views 783

    My apologies. I missed that. I may have...

    My apologies. I missed that.

    I may have assumed that no one running a good SATA SSD as a boot drive on an old system would be trying to upgrade it further.

    Or, I may have confused it with one...
  10. Thread: Hard drive upgrade by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 16 Views 783

    A little hyperbole, perhaps. I've never used...

    A little hyperbole, perhaps. I've never used Clover. I might find it tolerable.

    If "icit2lol" already is running an SSD on the PC in question, why is this discussion occurring? For most purposes,...
  11. Thread: Hard drive upgrade by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 16 Views 783

    That appears to be an M.2 to SATA adapter. I...

    That appears to be an M.2 to SATA adapter. I didn't realize that they exist. I'm confused as to whether it takes PCI-E or SATA cards. M.2 - Wikipedia It has the 5 contacts of a PCI-E card, but they...
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    At a guess, you have the classic Windows Registry...

    At a guess, you have the classic Windows Registry corruption, as you've narrowed it down to being a Windows issue.

    How to Delete the UpperFilters and LowerFilters Values
  13. Replies 17 Views 627

    If you're up for using the command line, xcopy...

    If you're up for using the command line, xcopy still exists.

    I have never used it, but it has many switches. You can discover what they are by entering


    xcopy /?

    in a command line window.
  14. Thread: Windows 10 Activation by bobkn
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 24 Views 1,108

    So much for the EULA, or at least what I thought...

    So much for the EULA, or at least what I thought was the EULA.

    Good news, though.
  15. Thread: New Hard Drive by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 4 Views 286

    If it's a regular SATA drive, you should need no...

    If it's a regular SATA drive, you should need no new drivers.
  16. Replies 17 Views 914

    I have the same drive (DA-8A6SH) as the OP, from...

    I have the same drive (DA-8A6SH) as the OP, from a defunct Asus laptop. (No HP stickers.) It includes a similar stamped steel mounting bracket (removable). It's made by Philips Lite-on. The interface...
  17. Replies 17 Views 914

    This was a fairly hasty look, but it probably...

    This was a fairly hasty look, but it probably would work with the optical drive: Hard Drive Enclosure, 9.5mm USB3.0 SATA External Portable Optical Hard Drive Case Adapter CD Drive Enclosure ODD/HDD...
  18. Replies 8 Views 565

    Haven't set up a new Windows account in quite a...

    Haven't set up a new Windows account in quite a while.

    I suppose that you've entered the 10 digit number without any additional characters.

    A semi-random guess:

    If the number is for a...
  19. Thread: Nvidia RTX 3050 GPU by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 13 Views 1,466

    I presume that's a reference to the "NewEgg...

    I presume that's a reference to the "NewEgg shuffle". I played it for a while, but never "won".
  20. Thread: Nvidia RTX 3050 GPU by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 13 Views 1,466

    I think that if you can get one at anything close...

    I think that if you can get one at anything close to MSRP, it would be a minor miracle.

    There are reportedly 2 versions, one with 8GB of VRAM, the other with 4. (I presume that the 4GB version is...
  21. Replies 5 Views 437

    You can do that with hotkeys plus the cursor...

    You can do that with hotkeys plus the cursor keys.

    Press the winkey and X. That'll open a menu. Use the down arrow key to scroll down to Device Manager. Enter key to open. Press the tab key. Use...
  22. Thread: What is this by bobkn
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 6 Views 659

    Try re-installing the audio drivers.If the PC in...

    Try re-installing the audio drivers.If the PC in question is the Dell Optiplex 755, with an ADI 1984 audio device, these may be the latest drivers:...
  23. Thread: A monitor Only For Movies by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 5 Views 473

    I don't know what to suggest. For wide viewing...

    I don't know what to suggest.

    For wide viewing angles, you want an IPS monitor. However, in the TV world, those are frowned on because their black levels are poor. VA screens are preferred for...
  24. Replies 2 Views 311

    Yes. TUF Gaming Z590-PLUS WIFI - Tech...

    Yes. TUF Gaming Z590-PLUS WIFI - Tech Specs|Motherboards|ASUS Global
  25. Replies 2 Views 274

    At a guess, "error 45" means that the motherboard...

    At a guess, "error 45" means that the motherboard isn't detecting the card. (Or that the card is failing.)

    Can you clear the CMOS? I'm not optimistic that will help, but it's worth a try.
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