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  • Started 5 years ago by Scott
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Scott
Scott
Posts: 5618

Wish I could help :(

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LH
LH
Posts: 20002

tis an impossible situation eh ?

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Scott
Scott
Posts: 5618

Why don't you start a new thread? Unless I've missed it?

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JadeEmperor
JadeEmperor
Posts: 244

for laptops:

1. Video Drivers
2. Everything else

:-)

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Scott
Scott
Posts: 5618

But you're biased ;)

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JadeEmperor
JadeEmperor
Posts: 244

hey Scott, i see you don't have the Tide logo. how are you?

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Scott
Scott
Posts: 5618

Mess is all cleaned, off to board :)

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seanbean
seanbean
Posts: 21

A useful site for some basic security tests. Scroll down to "Hot Spots" and have a look at "ShieldsUP!" and "LeakTest" for starters:

http://www.grc.com/default.htm

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hayyward
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Just joined this site today, I'm gonna like it here I can tell. :) Here are a couple of my well-used links.

When I need a clue before I can begin researching an issue, I go to whatis.com. It's like tech issues 101.

Merriam-webster.com is my dictionary of choice. Easily go between that and the thesaurus, also the ability to browse the distionary pages (for when you don't have a clue). They also offer a free online toolbar so if you right click on any word on any webpage, the option to look up the definition in a separate window is part of the context menu. Very useful!

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milnerw
milnerw
Posts: 528

Here is a good website to see if your computer will run a certain game or not.

http://www.systemrequirementsl.....rer/srtest

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hatryst
hatryst
Posts: 3482

Here's a website that is for all computer-related articles, problems, news, views, forums, and lots of other stuff...

You can get information regarding:
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Mac OS X
Ubuntu
Linux
and many more...

Any guesses?

This is the link

You gotta check it !

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ScottW
ScottW
Posts: 6609

My favorite site to check for merchant ratings for online retailers is http://www.resellerratings.com

The more obvious sites, such as BizRate or BBBOnline, are probably well known since some retailers put those logos on their site. One thing to watch for is that these sites want you to use them to shop and hide the store ratings elsewhere. Here are direct links:

Store ratings at resellerratings.com
Store ratings at bizrate.com

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Gandalf
Gandalf
Posts: 194

For Malware issues, download/install/run Malwarebyte.
Before running, be sure to update for the latest definitions.

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Gandalf
Gandalf
Posts: 194

For Blue Screen (BSOD) issues, recommend PCHelfForum since this site lacks the means to attach a .dmp file and PCHF has the Experts to interpret the file and the resources for uploading the files.

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Gandalf
Gandalf
Posts: 194

For HJT issues, recommend PCHelpForum since this site lacks the Certified Security technicians for interpreting the HJT.log.

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BobJam
BobJam
Posts: 1052

There are anumber of HJT/Malware removal sites, but I think the best is the Aumha forum.

(ScottW . . . notice I didn't list my entire favorites links for this).

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dmcgraw
Posts: 7

what about a file that can wipe out your HD so that you can reinstall everything?

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BobJam
BobJam
Posts: 1052

There is one in Windows already . . . it's called "Format".

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dmcgraw
Posts: 7

Format is not the same as fdisk. I would like to wipe the HD clean then reinstall my O.S. this way i know its done clean.

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BobJam
BobJam
Posts: 1052

http://www.bootdisk.com/

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