peter

Lives in United Kingdom Boston, United Kingdom
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Joined on Aug 4, 2003

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  • Hi, Thanks for that; it makes a lot of sense. I know that this problem happens in a local chain coffee bar which has recently switched to SKY. I don't know if this restricts access to just SKY ...
  • Hi, Many thanks for the advice. I have passed the replies to my daughter. They very much confirm the initial advice that I gave her. Peter
  • Hi, My daughter has been using the Cloud for some time but has now experienced a problem and cannot access her info. She has contacted the Cloud and they have asked for her MAC address. Is there ...
  • Hi, I subscribe to an online newspaper mainly for the crosswords. A function allows me to print a selected area[namely a crossword]. After the recent updates this function did not work. I removed ...
  • Hi, CMOS done battery pulled so not the problem. No doubt it will start sometime today. Peter
  • Hi, I don't have a card reader installed. Bought and installed a brand new PSU yesterday. When I tested the PC today it started first time. I was able to restart the PC as you would expect. I was ...
  • Hi, I have reopened the thread basically to say many thanks to the contributors who helped to focus my attention. It has been a strange problem as it hasn't stopped the PC from operating; it's just ...
  • Hi, I now have a non functioning PC. I can accept that there may be a fault in one of the components but why would it start and run as it did yesterday all day without once failing? I did restarts ...
  • Hi, All the win files downloaded and then files were installed . it then said that the PC would restart. That's when it failed to restart. Peter
  • Hi, As everything appeared normal I decided to update to the latest version, rebuild, of win10. I successfully download the file and allowed win10 to restart the computer. Did it restart ....NO!!! ...
  • Hi, Computer booted first time this morning. Ran sfc /scannow got the usual message that some items could not be repaired. I looked at the log and found several instances of 'DIRSD owner warning ...
  • Hi, Many thanks for all your suggestions. I have tried disconnecting all items which are non-essentials, I have changed the battery and cleared CMOS. All of these have proved to be unsuccessful. Ye ...
  • Hi, Before I power on the computer the monitor shows a message 'no video input' which you would expect. Powering up the computer the message doesn't change. Anything connected to the computer, say, ...
  • Created question thread Boot problem curious
    Hi, When I built my new desktop I kept the old one and relegated it to the garage. I have been using it to check downloaded programs before attempting to install them on my main desktop. However I ...
  • Hi, Sorry forgot the link. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-other_settings/w10-right-click-doesnt-work-on-all-items/11698aee-9413-49c8-8277-995568eb4818?auth=1 Peter
  • Hi, I asked this question some time ago. The suggested fix did not help unfortunately as it is not really an MS problem. I did eventually find a solution. It was caused by a third party context ...
  • Hi, Many thanks for the info. Having read through the information there is the possibility that the accounts could be connected to HDs that came from another computer. I do know that when I ...
  • Created question thread Should I be worried about rights
    Hi, I had some strange messages from Avast about my system. The word[name ?] was mentioned in relation to an account. When I googled 'Ian' I found a gif 'iANEDYGMR'. When I checked the properties/ ...
  • Replied in FixWin
    Hi, Many thanks for the info. I tried the power shell fix [as suggested in an online forum] but without success. It's difficult to decide which fix to use. It's not a major issue but I did wonder ...
  • Created question thread Right click on win 10 logo issue
    Hi, When I right click on the win 10 logo I can only access 'run' and  'power'. this was not always the case so I may have altered a function. I have two desktops with win 10 as the OS. One  allows ...
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