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    16.6.1 Hotfix Driver Problems

    I updated to the latest 16.6.1 Hotfix driver and had several Event ID 16388 ATI EEU Client Events at boot. It also took a few more seconds for the login screen to appear and Photoshop decided to disable use of the GPU. I note the last Hotfix is not WHQL certified. I've gone back to the...
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    Apple Software Update v2.2 Problem

    It seems people are having problems running the new v2.2 of the Apple Software Update program. Due to Apple's brilliant software engineering you now can't connect to Apple's server and therefore never update any Apple software again! I proposed an unofficial fix at Post 3 at Apple Software...
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    VIA USB 3.0 Ports Slow on Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H M'board

    I have a Seagate 2TB external USB 3.0 hard drive, Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H motherboard and Windows 8.1 x64. I believe all drivers are up to date. I get a good read/write speed c. 115MB/sec when connecting the Seagate disk to an Intel USB 3.0 port on my PC front panel but I only get a read/write...
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    Error 80244019 - Windows could not search for new updates

    I just had Windows Update Error 80244019 - "Windows could not search for new updates" whilst doing a manual check for updates. I ran the troubleshooter WindowsUpdateDiagnostic.diagcab in my admin account but that didn't work. I then ran the troubleshooter in Safe Mode which I thought fixed the...
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    Solved Minitool Partition Wizard Error Resizing User Disk

    I’ve used Minitool Partition Wizard for a while without any problems. I’ve just upgraded to version 9.1 in Windows 8.1 Pro x64. I’m trying to reduce the size of a 2TB NTFS formatted user hard disk by 500MB and create another partition in the 500MB free space. I’ve set Partition Wizard to...
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    BCDEDIT Command Fails?

    Over at Ten Forums I'm trying to fix a 1 year old Dell laptop running Windows 8.1 Home which fails to upgrade to Windows 10. One person reported that when running the command bcdedit /export <file> it fails with the error message "The store export operation has failed. The handle is invalid"...
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    What is Error Event 2 Kernel- Event Tracing?

    Please advise what this error might be I've started getting several times a day: Log Name: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-EventTracing/Admin Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-EventTracing Date: 21/11/2015 14:14:07 Event ID: 2 Task Category: Session Level: Error...
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    PC Not Waking from Sleep

    My PC is no longer waking from sleep by pressing a keyboard button which used to work. I have to restart the PC using the power on button - then I get the a critical error Event 41 - The System has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. I also get error Event 6008 The previous shutdown...
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    Seagate USB HDD Prevents Wake From Sleep?

    I just bought a new 2TB Seagate Expansion USB drive. It seems to work fine, has no CHKDSK errors and passes the SeaTools tests. However, when the drive is connected to my PC, it prevents the PC waking from sleep. When I remove the drive using Safely Remove or unplugging it, the PC will wake...
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    Icons Slow to Load at Logon & Blue Flash on Screen?

    I've started having problems when logging on to my Dell Laptop running Windows 8.1 Pro. The icons are slow to appear after logon and I can't select icons with the touchpad. The screen then flashes blue and the icons reload after which the laptop operates normally. I get an Error Event ID 1000...
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    People App Crashes?

    I can open the People App and select my favorite contacts but the app crashes as soon as I select All Contacts. I enclose the error report from Event viewer. I've tried uninstalling & reinstalling the app and run the app troubleshooter to no avail. What may be wrong?
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    Solved AMD Graphics Card Floods Event Log - ACEEvent

    My AMD R9 280 graphics card is generating hundreds of informational events in the log ACEEvent. This seems to be an AMD driver problem going back several years. How can I disable logging of these events? I looked at the properties box for ACEEvent but it is greyed out and I can't change it.
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    Switching Between Users Problem

    I have 2 Windows 8.1 PCs and have the same problem on both. When I switch from one user account to another then back to the original account, I just get the rotating circle and can't do anything. The problem is solved by logging off and on again. SFC /SCANNOW shows no problems. Has anyone any...
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    What's This Autoruns Setting?

    I have this setting in Autoruns as a logon entry. What does it do? n/a Microsoft .NET IE SECURITY REGISTRATION (Verified) Microsoft Corporation c:\windows\system32\mscories.dll 14/08/2013 05:56 0/57
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    Solved How to Install Old Epson Perfection 1200 Scanner

    See this fix for getting an old Epson Perfection 1200 scanner to work in Windows 8 & 10 Solved How to Install Old Epson Perfection 1200 Scanner in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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    Solved Why Does my Pagefile Increase to 16GB after a Crash?

    I'm running a PC with a SSD and 16GB RAM. I recently moved the pagefile to the SSD (set to System Managed) since this appears to be a reasonable option with modern SSDs. I had a system crash whilst experimenting with overclocking and initially couldn't work out why the page file increased to...
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    Simple Method to Overclock i5-3570K Processor?

    My PC hardware is: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H motherboard Intel i5-3570K CPU & Noctua cooling fan on Normal BIOS profile 16MB GSkill memory I've just started experimenting with overclocking and found this simple approach which increases the Turbo ratios https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3L0EOCWWeIQ...
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    Solved Can't Right Click to Create New Items on Some Drives?

    I find the right click menu behavior to create new items differs depending on the hard drive in use. For example, in the enclosed screen shots, I have a full range of options for Drive D but can only create a new folder on Drive E even when using an Admin account. How do I reset the default new...
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    Internal Hard Drive on Marvell Controller Removable?

    Curiously, one of my internal hard drives attached to a Marvell SATA port shows as a removable drive when AHCI mode is selected but as a standard fixed drive when IDE mode is selected in the BIOS. I'm using a Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H motherboard and using the latest version of the Marvell SATA...
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    Solved Can't Turn Off Password Protected Sharing

    Under Network and Sharing Center / Advanced Sharing Settings / All Networks / Password Protected Sharing, I'm unable to turn off the option for "Turn off password protected sharing". I'm doing this in my Windows 8.1 administrator account. I can select the option and save the changes, but when I...
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