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  1. btowngurl1974

    Device Associations and 386 virtual device driver

    Hello everyone, I was setting default to file extensions and came across a few in which I have no idea what they are for. I've googled them and all I find is 'malware' removal, and what the extension is, which I know that part, but I want to know what it's FOR. .386 Virtual Device Driver .a A...
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    Attempt to disable Hyper V...access denied

    I'm reading about the whole Hyper V and all, in which I don't need, don't use or have any use for. I'm running a Dell laptop with Win 8.1, using wi-fi and don't need any other OS on my computer. However, when I followed the instructions on disabling/enabling, I get access denied via command...
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    Registry Values fEnableRTS and DTR, what do they do?

    I'm still trying to piece together this mystery laptop of mine and am in the registry looking around. (I haven't changed anything yet, don't worry)..:) I'm wondering what these registry keys/values mean and what their settings SHOULD be? I'm the ONLY user ...
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    Network indicator has 'no svc' through it but works

    Is it possible for a laptop's network indicator to show 'Not Connected, Connections are Available', but upon opening IE, I have full blown internet service? Just wondering how this can be.....and where I should check to see where the connection is actually coming from? Thanks...
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    Solved UEFI Boot Options for Reinstall of WIN 8 using USB

    Hey everyone, me again. :) Can someone explain to me the different options that are available in UEFI? I am attempting to do a complete reinstall on Win 8.1, and I want to make sure ALL old files are gone, everything wiped clean and get a good, fresh, start. I don't want to mess anything up...
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    Solved Volume shadow copy error

    Hello, Following ongoing and never ending battle with house member installing numerous software hijacks to control my laptop. (I know I sound paranoid but if you only knew). Anyway, when I try system restore it is not available and says the volume shadow copy isn't working. Any ideas?
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    Solved BIOS settings/Network, and domain

    I am in need of serious help here. I have a Dell Inspiron 3521, 15 Laptop, in a home setting, connected via wireless network on a SHARED router throughout the house. (Meaning two cell phones, Xbox, a desktop and mine). Now. I did nice, fresh, clean install of Win 8.1 Pro about a month ago. All...
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    Solved Black screen, cursor only ..

    After uninstalling hidden driver (I know that was NOT smart), it was a Generic Pnp Monitor, I had two of them and got delete happy and uninstalled one. Upon reboot, I now have a black screen, cursor flashing, circles as if loading, then cursor again. I know from reading other forums with similar...
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    Installed TrueCrypt and password already exists...

    So recently I decided to 'encrypt' my drives for extra safety. I installed TrueCrypt, and began messing with it. I tried to encrypt, or create a new drive, and it asked for a password. Hmmm...does this mean someone else is already using it on my drive?
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    Hacked, running processes in registry look fishy win 8.1

    Hi all. Everyone has been a blessing in disguise with helping me solve issues one by one on my laptop. I have a hacker, a known one possibly, and I was just tweaking my 'services running' via Services.msc, and decided to take a peak at the registry. I found some entries I believe to be a little...
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    Adding profile picture to win 8 forums (profile)

    Hello all, I would like to add a profile picture to my account here in the forums and have not found a post about this. I am, however, a 'junior', so If I missed a post about it already I apologize!! Thanks all!
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    Ran SFC SCANNOW: received many errors as follows..

    There are MANY: The main one was %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.Log 2015-06-03 21:56:53, Info CSI 000000fa [SR] Cannot repair member file[l:36{18}]"Steps Recorder.lnk" ofMicrosoft-Windows-Application-Compatibility-ProblemStepsRecorder, Version =6.3.9600.17415, pA =...
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    Unable to download ANYTHING, administrator has blocked ...

    Every time I try to download, say a codec, or movie maker, or even something simple, I get the pop-up message, Your Administrator has blocked this program. Please contact your IT...". I AM the one and only user on my laptop, and I don't understand this. I have looked at other forums and posts...
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    Solved Having trouble figuring out Disk Management

    Hello all.. I am having issues figuring out my disk management (Dell Laptop, Inspiron 3521, Win 8.1), when I open disk management I have all of these different drives and I can't seem to be able to partition one for back up. I'm posting a picture of what my disk management looks like and can...
  15. btowngurl1974

    Laptop begins installing Windows, almost ready, & nothing.

    I turned on my Dell Inspiron 15 laptop this morning. I had created a Dell backup disc last night in which was on a DVD, and was still in the drive when I booted up this morning. It began the 'installing new apps, almost ready, don't turn off PC...etc" and then says 'Let's Go' and then nothing...
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    Device Manager constantly blinks when opening

    Running Windows 8.1 on Dell Inspiron 3521 laptop, using WIFI within home in which my husbands computer is attached to the server. About a year ago, I began getting all of these strange new files, and now my device manager is so full it's ridiculous. I have noticed when he logs onto his computer...
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    Need help with Microsoft Office on windows 8.1, and PCSet

    My PC settings will NOT open. I have researched EVERY forum and nothing works. Last time I tried doing a restore, I got the BSOD and it took me two days to reinstall the WIN8 ISO file, in which I have to leave my USB in which I reinstalled it from in all the time or I get the blue screen error...
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    Solved BSOD, eufi boot, no safe mode, have USB w/WIN8ISO

    My computer was performing a system restore, and I got the BSOD. I was able to put a clean WIN8 ISO onto a USB drive using Rufus. I put the USB drive into computer, restarted, and the 'windows' logo appears, then nothing happens. My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 3521 with WIN8 pre-installed, my...
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