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January 15, 2019 by kona0197 on Kona
My old 500GB Western Digital has been showing signs of dying so I went out and got a 256GB Mushkin Source SSD. What a joke. I see no improved boot up speeds on Windows 7, nor any other improvements over my old drive. Boot times and app start up times are the same. I have made sure TRIM is enabled and the SSD checks out OK. Muskin offer no software to help with speed on the SSD. Thoughts? I'm confused...
January 10, 2019 by Uvah on Uvah's Work Shop
I edited my original post about my hp being back up and running, it isn't. First it slowed down to a crawl and I get a stop code that says unmountable boot volume. I tried booting it up with the USB hoping to repair it. No go as the repair screen never came up. Now I'm trying to reinstall Windows and the first time it came back with an error message that says cannot install Windows on specified drive partition. I did not have this problem before. I'm literally at my wits end with this. Refurbish...
January 7, 2019 by Uvah on Uvah's Work Shop
This morning I turned on the laptop and it took twenty five minutes to boot. Started last night with all three browsers, Chrome, Edger and IE freezing and refusing to work. On the desktop...everything slowed to a crawl. Five minutes or better just to open explorer. Then a blue screen comes up and says unmountable boot volume. Googled it and followed the instructions. Boot from the USB choose repair system, that never came up. Hard shut down wait a few seconds and hit the power button again. I pr...
January 3, 2019 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
The release runs with Version 5.666 of Winamp as a patch. You can read more about it at the link above.    
December 13, 2018 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
It goes like this... B Updates: They're the Patch Tuesday Updates.  "The big updates most people are familiar with come out on “Patch Tuesday,” the second Tuesday of the month. These are called “B” updates because they’re released in the second week of the month. That explains why there are no “A” updates, as Microsoft doesn’t generally release updates in the first week of the month. B updates are the most important updates, ...
December 11, 2018 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
Stumbled across the article linked above...has some good stuff and ways to get to stuff like no longer existent websites...etc. Worth a look...enjoy.
December 8, 2018 by kona0197 on Kona
So the old desktop finally bit the dust. I bought a new notebook because I'm more mobile then ever. It came with a Intel Pentium N5000 CPU and Intel 605 HD graphics card. The big issue I am having is all my old games will not run full screen. I have tried every combination for compatibility with no luck. The system uses a driver from HP for the Intel video card, I have no access to a Intel video card control panel. Anyone have any ideas how to get these games running? The games I play are Hoyle ...
December 4, 2018 by Uvah on Uvah's Work Shop
Never have I ever seen this. I went looking for disk cleaner. Imagine my surprise when I saw an empty folder.   Went online looking for a solution and was given three different ways to access them. From control panel, settings and going to all apps and windows administrative tools only to find that folder empty as well. You can't access what isn't there to access. What kind of a clusterf**k is this!?  
December 4, 2018 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
Ran across this little gem this morning... Looks like Chrome took all the marbles...First Mozilla caved and Fire Fox's engine became Chrome...and then there was one, and now... Link:
November 27, 2018 by RedneckDude on redneckdude
Does anyone have any possible solutions for this dilemma?   I have 3 identical Samsung 32" curved monitors. All running the same wallpaper, WB, etc. All hooked to same graphics card, all HDMI. (One is DP to HDMI).   The right and left screens look normal. The center has a pinkish cast/tint to it. Only see it on light wallpapers/windows, notepad, etc. All 3 have been reset to factory defaults.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Stardock!  As the founder, President, and CEO of the company starting from the time I was a college student, I've made a ton of mistakes that you can learn from. Below is a list of both small and large errors I have made over the years. #1 Computer Hardware becomes worthless It is really difficult to admit that a perfectly good monitor, keyboard, mouse - or even PC - eventually becomes worthless.  Over the years, I tried to find increasingl...
November 27, 2018 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
I've really been left wondering what's wrong with the W10 devs... Erasing data, inability to choose default app...all is not well, methinks.   Seriously, what kind of company releases crap like this? Is there no pride? No sense of responsibility? This might help if you have bugs with the updates...    
November 19, 2018 by kona0197 on Kona
So my hard drive is on it's last leg. It's so bad it will not run Windows 8 because it has so many bad sectors. I got Ubuntu to run on it - barely. Enough to browse the web. I will be able to replace it on Friday. Question is about my screen. Almost everyday when I bring the system out of sleep mode to watch a bit of YouTube I see 8 to 15 lnes appear the screen near the top. Now the screen works fine after the OS loads up and runs. I was curious if I should buy the SSD I wanted to buy for it or ...
November 15, 2018 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
What can I say except..."Thank goodness for WB and WSX." To see it is not to love it...check it out at the external link.  
October 31, 2018 by Uvah on Uvah's Work Shop
   It all started with Chrome acting up more than usual. It took its time opening and going to other sites and sometimes it would hang. I've gotten used to it by now. Then it gets updated and things go south in a hurry. After a bit with Chrome open it suddenly decided not to work. Wouldn't scroll, couldn't use the scroll bar, click on sites in the bookmark bar and nothing happens. The only things working are the min/max close buttons, that's it.    I close the browser thin...