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    Thanks, but it seems to be ok now. I ran SFC and...

    Thanks, but it seems to be ok now. I ran SFC and it found corrupt system files and said it repaired them. I can now d&d normally again.
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    Can't drag & drop to anything except another explorer window

    Edit: fixed with an SFC scan.

    [Win10 1909]

    Worked yesterday, went to bed, woke up ... and now I can no longer drag & drop to anything except from explorer to explorer.

    For example, i open...
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    The solution I found was to use Find And Run...

    The solution I found was to use Find And Run Robot (FARR), which I already had installed. I discovered it has a feature to double as a windows runbox. It opens center-screen, and has the added...
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    Thanks. I have AHK, so I may do that, but was...

    Thanks. I have AHK, so I may do that, but was hoping for a native solution, e.g. a registry edit.

    looked on the AWM site, and they want $50 for that.
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    Is it possible to change the start location of the Run box?

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    Normally it opens in the bottom left corner of the screen. I'd like to have it open dead center of the screen.
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    Brink, that worked. I was able to create the...

    Brink, that worked. I was able to create the Admin account and login. however, upon entering, I could see the hackers had disabled a lot of functionality (e.g. could not open the start menu or...
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    Neighbor's PC hacked (?) locked out, and stuck in Airplane Mode

    Hi, my neighbor's Lenovo desktop PC has apparently been hacked. He's locked out of the desktop. His MS account password does not work. I'm seeing odd behavior on the login screen. e.g. instead of...
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    Thanks for all the attempted help. Nothing...

    Thanks for all the attempted help. Nothing worked. I finally got through to Spectrum and they believe the modem is faulty. I'll be switching it out tomorrow.
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    Weird issue with cable modem, speed, and connection

    I have an Arris cable modem from Spectrum. It has 4 ethernet out ports. For many months i've been running two ethernet cables out from it, 1 directly to my PC 3 feet away, and one to the router for...
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    Thanks, ram1220. I'm not where I can try your...

    Thanks, ram1220. I'm not where I can try your suggestion at the moment, but look forward to trying it this evening. I'll report back.

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    ram1220 thanks for the suggestion,...
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    Speed drop if going through a router, fine if wired direct from modem

    I have a Docsis 3.0 motorola modem (provided by Spectrum). If I connect the ethernet from the modem direct to my PC, i immediately get full bandwidth, 120 Mbps, on all speedtests (fast.com etc)....
  12. Thread: Moving Windows subfolders by ziffel
    Forum: General Support
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    1. there are some folders in the Windows folder...

    1. there are some folders in the Windows folder that you can move, or delete at will. There are many folders with many different purposes. There is no one correct answer. Some folders, like System32,...
  13. Thread: Uninstall Apps in Windows 10 by ziffel
    Forum: Tutorials
    Replies 602 Views 1,692,739

    Apps & Features Thank you Brink. I figured that might be the...

    Thank you Brink. I figured that might be the case. It sucks, because I know that space is just being wasted on nothing.

    I have already freed up space using techniques in that guide you linked,...
  14. Thread: Uninstall Apps in Windows 10 by ziffel
    Forum: Tutorials
    Replies 602 Views 1,692,739

    Apps & Features Hi, upon attempting to use this solution, I get...

    Hi, upon attempting to use this solution, I get the following errors.

    (btw, this is in 1803)

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    It seems to shutdown my attempts to remove apps that I think it really doesn't want...
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    This problem finally went away. I rolled back...

    This problem finally went away. I rolled back video drivers one version, and Cortana displays correctly now. Thanks for all your help!
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    I restarted, unfortunately it didn't help the...

    I restarted, unfortunately it didn't help the Cortana issue. Dark mode didn't fix it either. I did get a new clue though. If I mark something on the list as completed, the text appears.

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    No, no other customization software. btw, on that...

    No, no other customization software. btw, on that Cortana shopping list, I can click on the items and select them. when I do so, they appear on the next screen fine, like so:

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    So I feel...
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    I logged into the Admin account and Start10...

    I logged into the Admin account and Start10 doesn't have the issue there. I went back to my account and changed Start10 to its default theme and it displays menus correctly now. Cortana still has...
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    Don't see a way to edit my previous post, but...

    Don't see a way to edit my previous post, but here's an image of how Cortana displays my shopping list:

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    problem on a few menus - white text on white background

    G'day all.

    I have two instances of having white text on white backgrounds. I use start10 by Stardock, and on its menus, items currently highlighted are showing white text on a white background....
  21. Thread: Windows 10 shuts down, but PC won't by ziffel
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 26 Views 30,341

    Since rolling back to the 1.30 BIOS, i haven't...

    Since rolling back to the 1.30 BIOS, i haven't had any more issues. 5 days and something like 20 or 22 consecutive shutdown/sleep with no failures.

    Considering this one resolved. Thanks to all...
  22. Thread: Windows 10 shuts down, but PC won't by ziffel
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 26 Views 30,341

    update: I did several new things in trying to...

    update: I did several new things in trying to locate the problem



    successfully flashed the BIOS from 2.0 to 1.3
    left the BIOS settings mostly at defaults
    RAM left at default 2133mhz, for...
  23. Thread: Windows 10 shuts down, but PC won't by ziffel
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 26 Views 30,341

    I followed that guide and it didn't reveal...

    I followed that guide and it didn't reveal anything of interest. No errors were reported by the OS and nothing really to differentiate a good shutdown from a bad one. This seems to further point to...
  24. Thread: Windows 10 shuts down, but PC won't by ziffel
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 26 Views 30,341

    Update: the shutdown failed on the 2nd attempt...

    Update: the shutdown failed on the 2nd attempt using the provided shortcut, so I guess that rules out a hung application?
  25. Thread: Windows 10 shuts down, but PC won't by ziffel
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 26 Views 30,341

    Sorry about basically double-posting above. I...

    Sorry about basically double-posting above. I thought my 1st one didn't get sent, it apparently went to page 2 and I didn't notice.

    As far as mobo drivers, I've been over those extensively, and...
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