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  1. Thread: Can't delete or rename some files by RhinoCan
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 5 Views 4,061

    Can't delete or rename some files

    I've been having trouble with deleting and renaming *some* files for months now. I'm running Windows 10 2OH2.

    The problem typically manifests itself in File Explorer. I'll try to delete or rename...
  2. Replies 1 Views 786

    File Explorer issues with drag and drop moves and renaming files

    Problem 1:
    I've been having an intermittent problem with moving files in Windows Explorer via drag 'n' drop for quite some time. I typically have two or more File Explorer windows open and...
  3. Replies 5 Views 13,945

    Thank you to all who responded to my question! My...

    Thank you to all who responded to my question! My laptop is running again and everything looks good :-)
  4. Replies 5 Views 13,945

    How do I do a clean install of Windows on a laptop in recovery mode?

    One of my laptops is in recovery mode but I don't the time or patience to try to recover the system to what it was and then install all the various updates. Since there is no important data on that...
  5. Thread: Can't read flash drive by RhinoCan
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 3 Views 46,619

    I did as you suggested and removed the...

    I did as you suggested and removed the appropriate entries but when I put the flash drives back in the hub or the USB ports on my laptop, it still wants me to "Insert disk" and Avast still scans them...
  6. Thread: Can't read flash drive by RhinoCan
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 3 Views 46,619

    Can't read flash drive

    I am suddenly having trouble reading two of my flash drives. They are both 32GB ADATA drives and were working yesterday but today I can't read either one. I've tried it from my USB hub and also...
  7. Thread: Trouble starting apps by RhinoCan
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 3 Views 11,625

    The prompt asked for Windows version so I thought...

    The prompt asked for Windows version so I thought that's all you needed; maybe you need to change the prompt to say version + build number?

    Anyway, I have build 19041.508 so that includes...
  8. Thread: Trouble starting apps by RhinoCan
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 3 Views 11,625

    Trouble starting apps

    I've been having trouble starting apps the last couple of weeks and need some advice on why this is and how to fix it.

    For example, Thunderbird is almost impossible to get started and no...
  9. Thread: Hidden files not behaving properly by RhinoCan
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 9 Views 3,070

    Sorry for the delay in responding; I had to deal...

    Sorry for the delay in responding; I had to deal with some other things along the way!

    I ran Step 5 and got this:
    286323
    Then I restarted Windows. When I got back into my folder, it looked the...
  10. Thread: Hidden files not behaving properly by RhinoCan
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 9 Views 3,070

    Thanks for clarifying your original instructions....

    Thanks for clarifying your original instructions. I've run SFC /SCANNOW and it found and fixed a few errors. But the behaviour of my hidden files hasn't changed at all so editing the registry in...
  11. Thread: Hidden files not behaving properly by RhinoCan
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 9 Views 3,070

    I don't understand. Which of the 5 versions of...

    I don't understand. Which of the 5 versions of SFC are you proposing I run and against which file: the just-hidden file or the registry? Or do you mean for me to run it against the whole hard drive?
  12. Thread: Hidden files not behaving properly by RhinoCan
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 9 Views 3,070

    Hidden files not behaving properly

    Until yesterday, when I went to a given file's properties and clicked on the Hidden checkbox, the file would remain in its folder but be grayed out. This was the normal and correct behaviour and I've...
  13. Thread: Need recovery advice by RhinoCan
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 10 Views 26,230

    Perhaps I'm just dense but I need further...

    Perhaps I'm just dense but I need further clarification on both things.

    First, with respect to the Kyhi rescue disk, I clicked on the link which only talked about the disk but didn't give me a...
  14. Thread: Need recovery advice by RhinoCan
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 10 Views 26,230

    Thanks for clarifying that HD Tune is a third...

    Thanks for clarifying that HD Tune is a third party utility, not something built into Windows.

    Now, I would love to know how I should run that utilities from the GUI when I can't get to the GUI....
  15. Thread: Need recovery advice by RhinoCan
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 10 Views 26,230

    Can you point me to instructions for where to...

    Can you point me to instructions for where to find those utilities and how to run them from a command prompt?
  16. Thread: Need recovery advice by RhinoCan
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 10 Views 26,230

    Need recovery advice

    Back in May of this year, I posted about a problem I was having at that time. Here's the original post:...
  17. Thread: Can't update Windows 10 1803 by RhinoCan
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 5 Views 5,524

    I followed your advice, Bree, and the...

    I followed your advice, Bree, and the troubleshooter advised me to reboot. I did that and after the reboot, Windows Update was error free. I was still at 1803 but this time it found some updates. I...
  18. Thread: Can't update Windows 10 1803 by RhinoCan
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 5 Views 5,524

    Can't update Windows 10 1803

    I have an older laptop that I use only once a month at most. I thought I'd updated it to either 1903 or 1909 this past summer but maybe I'm mistaken as it says it is now sitting at 1803. I went to...
  19. Thread: Using laptop outside by RhinoCan
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 3 Views 897

    Thanks

    Thank you, Mooly!

    I suppose I should have realized there would be anti-glare filters that can be applied to laptop screens. :-)

    Now I just have to compare the various products and pick the one...
  20. Thread: Using laptop outside by RhinoCan
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 3 Views 897

    Using laptop outside

    We're having a sunny day here today with very comfortable temperatures and a slight breeze so I'd like to use my laptop outside on the patio. The problem is that my screen is VERY reflective and when...
  21. Thread: Why does "search for updates" never return? by RhinoCan
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 12 Views 1,298

    Thanks, Dalchina, that's very useful to know. Am...

    Thanks, Dalchina, that's very useful to know. Am I correct to assume that I should just leave things alone at 1803 and let Windows itself decide when the update to 1903 (or later) is appropriate?
    ...
  22. Thread: Why does "search for updates" never return? by RhinoCan
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 12 Views 1,298

    The update to 1803 completed okay but when I look...

    The update to 1803 completed okay but when I look for further updates, it says I'm already up-to-date. I know that's not true - the computer I'm writing this from is at version 1809 and I'm not sure...
  23. Thread: Why does "search for updates" never return? by RhinoCan
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 12 Views 1,298

    It seems appropriate to update this thread. I...

    It seems appropriate to update this thread.

    I didn't tackle the steps you recommended immediately, since I was trying to finish something on the computer I use most. Yesterday afternoon, I...
  24. Thread: Why does "search for updates" never return? by RhinoCan
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 12 Views 1,298

    It turns out I gave up prematurely. I let it run...

    It turns out I gave up prematurely. I let it run for another hour and somewhere in there, it came back with a list of updates, although none of them seem to be Windows proper; they're almost all...
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    Laptop seems to be in Recovery mode - what now?

    One of my laptops, which was working fine the other day when I last used it, seems to have encountered an issue overnight. When I got up, I found myself on a screen that said "Choose an option",...
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