reboot

Mon
27
Apr
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How to Selectively Disable USB Ports (Save Power)

Infopackets Reader Bob C. writes: " Dear Dennis, I just read your CryptoPrevent Review in regard to the CryptoLocker virus. Good job! You are so right with your comment 'If you do become infected [with CryptoLocker], the only 100% fail safe way to ... undo the damage is to restore your files from a backup -- but only if you backed up your files in the first place.' I have a question regarding my USB hard drive which I use for backups. Can you recommend a program that will allow me to disable and enable USB ports that my USB hard drive is plugged into, but still allow my USB keyboard, mouse and ... (view more)

Mon
30
Mar
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How to Fix: 'Failure configuring Windows Updates; Reverting changes' Error

Infopackets Reader Fred J. writes: " Dear Dennis, I had to reinstall Windows 8 on my machine, and I wanted to download the Windows 8.1 update afterward. But when I try, that I'm told I must have all the current Windows 8 updates installed. So, I ... looked at the updates for Windows 8 and there are over 150 of them. I requested that they all be downloaded and installed, and they did. However, when the installation and configuration starts, I get the message that there was a ' Failure Configuring Windows Updates; Reverting changes ', and then Windows Update fails. Now I'm ... (view more)

Thu
03
Jun
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'Reboot System Restore', and 'PenyuLocker'

Reboot System Restore If System Restore is failing to restore your system, it could mean that your restore file is infected with malware. By resetting the system restore, you should be able to start fresh. http://www.pcworld.com PenyuLocker With ... PenyuLocker, you can lock or unlock any folder with a given password. This will prevent an unauthorized person from having access to any sensitive or confidential information on your computer. http://www.penyuradius.com Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell Extension City, in partnership with Infopackets.com. ... (view more)

Fri
07
Mar
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'Custom Folder', and 'Reboot Service'

Custom Folder This handy utility adds a highly customisable New Folder function to the context menu in Windows Explorer. Using a single dialogue to manage user-defined templates, Custom Folder facilitates the creation of custom dated and ... time-stamped folders and even deals with incremental naming in case there is already a sub-folder with the same name. http://www.kutinsoft.com/ProductInfo/CustomFolderInfo.php Reboot Service KutinSoft Reboot Service is freeware for keeping control over your server or working station. It was designed in order to reboot a server distantly or in case of memory ... (view more)

Wed
07
Nov
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'Flex Kit Express', and 'Ez Reboot'

Flex Kit Express FlexKit is an integrated file management toolkit allowing one to classify and categorize files, analyze disk utilization patterns, identify storage consumption hot-spots, eliminate duplicate files and free-up storage space. FlexKit ... integrates numerous file management tools into a single package and allows one to perform all operations through a centralized and unified GUI interface. Designed for usability and flexibility at the same time, FlexKit is suitable for novice computer users and experienced professionals as well. http://www.flexense.com/flexkit/ Ez Reboot Allows ... (view more)

Thu
14
Dec
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'Ie Cache List Lite', and 'Why Reboot'

Ie Cache List Lite IECacheList Lite displays the contents of Internet Explorer's index.dat files, including 'lost' and hidden content. http://exodusdev.com/ Why Reboot WhyReboot is a small (~60KB) Windows application that displays a list of pending ... file operations that will occur after rebooting your computer. http://exodusdev.com/ (view more)

Fri
13
Oct
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Linux vs Windows: Stability

Have you ever lost your work because Windows crashed? How long has it been since you rebooted Windows because of a system error of one sort or another? When was the last time you received the infamous "Blue Screen Of Death" or other error messages ... demanding that your omputer needs to shut down and reboot for obscure reasons? Certainly, the latest versions of Windows, especially the XP and 2000 "Professional" flavors are considerably more stable than their predecessors. Nevertheless, the need for a spontaneous reboot happens often enough. Of course, no operating system is perfect, and people ... (view more)

Tue
13
Jul
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Quick Launch and MS Office toolbar disappeared?

Gazette Rich K. writes: " For some reason, my Quick Launch toolbar (near the Start Menu) disappears when I reboot. Oddly enough, I have this same problem with my MS Office short cut bar. Do you have any idea how I can fix this? " My response: My ... Quick Launch toolbar has never disappeared on me, but nonetheless, a number of Gazette Readers have asked me this question before. After querying Google.com for "quick launch disappears after reboot", I came across an online forum at techguy.org which appears to have answered both questions. RE: Resetting the Quick Launch toolbar It was suggested that ... (view more)

Tue
25
May
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How to remove any Spyware / Adware Toolbar

Infopackets Reader 'SweetImage' writes: " Dennis is there any way to get rid of the Mirar toolbar once and for all? I have searched sites where I have found loads of people having the same problem. I have used at least 8 different Adware-blocking ... programs to remove the toolbar from my system, but none of them can get rid of this rotten thing! Mirar support has not answered my emails and I am going absolutely crazy trying to remove it from my system. I cannot use the Windows System Restore because it won't allow me to roll back (except for today's date) -- and furthermore, Dell can't help ... (view more)

Wed
15
Jan
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Why won't CHKDSK (Scandisk) for Windows XP fix file errors while Windows is loaded?

My friend Abba from California called me on the phone this morning after he received yesterday's issue of the Gazette which talked about Disk Imaging and Partitioning. Abba asked me why Windows XP didn't come with Scandisk and wondered why something ... so important such as Scandisk isn't easily accessible on the Desktop. I told Abba Windows XP doesn't use Scandisk anymore and now uses a program called CHKDSK. By the way, CHKDSK actually means "check disk." To use CHKDSK on Windows XP and scan your hard drive for errors usually caused by an improper shutdown: Double-click My Computer ... (view more)

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