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Good night.....chat tomorrow. Thx again & again.
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Just before you go how is it.
Still freezing or OK on lower resolution
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Still freezing.....think I have a virus? I was saying good night to you!

Edited by Don Stewart, 01 March 2011 - 06:44 PM.

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If you have only been on the Windows updates you cannot have.
If of course you have been browsing other than that then YES.
See you tomorrow.
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Only other site was HP.
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See you tomorrow.
When you changed those settings it should have asked if you wanted to keep and warned you if there may be problems.
See PM re the best wishes.
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Just been reading the last few posts. What were these" Do I say yes to all the windows pop-up's, assume yes?" please, did not spot it when we were working on the thread.

Edited by Macboatmaster, 01 March 2011 - 07:47 PM.

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Latest status:

1. Downloaded and ran SuperAntiSpyware, which found & quarantined 4 cookies and that seemed to resolve the freezing problem. I have since removed that program, but still have Malware loaded which I ran 1st
and strangely it didn't find those same cookies?????

2. Auto updates set to notify me.

3. Up to date with all Windows updates and your instructions, except for
item 3. on your post #89...Please install the following. a. (think
there was a page break and something got lost) Install what?

4. I was told by my IP that it is not recommended to run Microsoft
Security Essentials and Norton on the same computer...so I went with
their Norton. Do you agree with them that you shouldn't load both?

5. Need to move some non-Windows/Microsoft? items from drive C (8.55 GB
free space left out of 19.5 GB total) to the E program drive...might
need some help on this. Can Microsoft items be moved also? Items like
Adobe didn't give me a choice as to where to download, ended up on C.

6. Is indexing good @ start-up and is they a way to by-pass the boot
black screen.....would that be to revise boot priority to HDD Samsung?

7. Finally and most IMPORTANT is that I'm up and running, Thx to you!
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I have not yet completed 89 I have not had time. If you look again it does say to be completed. I will to that tonight.

NORTON - MSE your choice certainly NOT both.
If you look at my previous on this I said I would go with MSE. It is your decision. It uses far les resources than Norton.
It really is up to you.

Pls check device manager - any errors , including on hidden devices.

Sorry please clarify Black screen. If you mean the Windows./ Recovery Console option - NO, not really there is a way but it would defeat the purpose of having it installed.

Will come back on drive. HOWEVER - do not accept the standard install as I said, and then you can choose the drive.
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Further to the above Windows XP with SP3 and all other windows files - takes a max of 6.5 Gb.

Have you cleaned up.
Start, programs, accessories, system tools, disk cleanup.

If you only have 8.55 free somewhere you have used 11.5 approx.
Have you put your personal stuff on C. See my post re that pls on the folders on d drive.
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Re NORTON - I missed the one you sent re the install - but on an earlier one I said

It is your computer but I would go with the MSE that I suggested rather than Norton, but the choice is yours.


It is of course your choice. Norton uses far more disk space.

Edited by Macboatmaster, 02 March 2011 - 03:34 PM.

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Loaded my Buffalo wireless adapter (which is just a back-up to Ethernet) and the below Device Mgr. error went away....thus I have zero DM errors currently.
DEVICE MANAGER ERRORS under Other Devices (one only)
Network Adapter for Belkin....uninstall or disable or do nothing?
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4318&SUBSYS_03551154&REV_02\3&61AAA01&0&48

Also, shouldn't I wait until after I move items from C to E before doing disk cleanup?

Finally a got 52 registry errors when I ran CC Cleaner, but didn't have the program fix them as I read on your site that sometimes these programs cause more harm then good......would you like to see the errors to decide?

As far as used disk space, those .Net Passport sure are huge files and if Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 SP2 is installed, does the system also need Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2??

Edited by Don Stewart, 02 March 2011 - 04:32 PM.

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NO I do not want to see them with respect, DO NOT RUN ANY registry cleaner and that includes CCleaner They are rubbish.
All are unwanted, most are usless, many are just a scam and quite a few are dangerous to the health of the computer.
See post 89 now I have completed it.
ATF cleaner is recommended on here.
CCleaner with the use of registry cleaner is NOT.
Pls see My Link on my signature as to why you should NOT use registry cleaners
AND a quote from one of the Adminstrators of GEEKS TO GO.
"If I were you, I'd use ATF Cleaner. It doesn't target registry entries at all, and is quick and safe. I have yet to hear of any circumstances in which it harmed a user's computer. While CCleaner is not a bad program, any program that allows the user to scan the registry and delete entries has the potential to cause damage to the PC."

Even with all Net Framwork installed including the latest updates you still have 4.8 Gb approx used somewhere other than Windows.YES IT NEDDS THEM, never uninstall updates. A lot of people have made the error of uninstalling old updates. Many have had to reinstall Windows.

I cannot answer the question re moving, Uninstall and reinstall is the way to go.

Have a look at diskcleanup anyway see how much there is to free.

I will come back on the Belkin.

Edited by Macboatmaster, 02 March 2011 - 04:42 PM.

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Network Adapter for Belkin....uninstall or disable or do nothing?
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4318&SUBSYS_03551154&REV_02\3&61AAA01&0&48



On the computer the main plate known as the I/O plate is where the mouse keyboard monitor etc connect.

If you are using the onboard, that is integrated on the motherboard LAN then the ethernet cable connects there. Usually but not always just below the Monitor connection - if indeed the graphics are onboard. and above the speakers mic etc.

If you have a separate network card ie the Belkin, then that will be further down the case and will also provide an ethernet connection. It was not an original part of the computer, so must have been added., althernatively it is a Belkin PCI wireless card in which case it will have an antennae on it.

Edited by Macboatmaster, 02 March 2011 - 05:00 PM.

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Actully this error went away when I loaded my Buffalo wireless adapter and I fiqured out the way to quick loading things on the C drive and that is simply to save them to the E drive, then open or run them as req'd.
My problem before was that I was hitting the run button instead of the save button.
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