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    • in reply to: Breaches at NetworkSolutions, Register.com and Web.com #1998091

      GoneToPlaid
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      This morning I received an email from Network Solutions about the data breach. It mentions this:

      “What Information Was Involved?
      Our investigation indicates that account information for current and former Network Solutions customers may have been accessed. This information includes contact details such as name, address, phone numbers, email address and information about the services that we offer to a given account holder. We encrypt credit card numbers and no credit card data was compromised as a result of this incident.”

      It is amazing that Web.com and Networksolutions.com do not have two factor authentication, and that they use terrible security questions.

    • in reply to: Patch Lady – okay Microsoft, how about you help? #1985507

      GoneToPlaid
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      Hmm…

      “© Microsoft 2019. All rights reserved. Reproduction or distribution of the content of this site, or any part thereof, without written permission of Microsoft is prohibited”

      Well, this legally implies that posting a link to any MS web page which displays the above warning is prohibited since a link could legally be argued to be a form of distribution.

      Nadella and MS are making sure that they are “lawyer-ed up” six ways from Sunday.

       

    • in reply to: GRUB boot issue and Macrium Backup #1985563

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      I thank you for your kind remarks. I am mighty glad that, once again, you are up an running.

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    • in reply to: Runaway Kernel/NT and Odd HDD Events #1985542

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      Uninstall Steve Gibson’s stuff. Most current AV programs have good techniques to detect Meltdown, and perhaps Spectre.

      Spectre? Well, you would have to actually download and install a program from online and from a questionable source.

      Meltdown? Well, the latest versions of the most popular web browsers include Meltdown protection. Meltdown protection was relatively easy for the web browser development teams to bake into their products, since timing was everything in terms of exploiting Meltdown.

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    • in reply to: Runaway Kernel/NT and Odd HDD Events #1985524

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      Some Intel CPUs have known issues if hyperthreading is enabled. We had two computers at the office which had this issue, such that these computers would randomly blue screen and totally out of the blue. Thanks to this forum, I went into BIOS on these computers and disabled hyperthreading. After doing so, the blue screen issues were resolved.

      Note that disabling hyperthreading made very little difference in the performance of the two office computers.

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    • in reply to: GRUB boot issue and Macrium Backup #1985500

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      Hi LHiggins,

      I am glad to hear that you were able to fix your issue.

      The slowness probably is caused by a lot of new Prefetch and Superfetch files being created by your Windows 7 OS since the OS saw that its bootloader has been changed after Macrium repaired it. Simply use your computer as you normally do. Do not reboot your computer within 15 minutes after logging into Windows. Why? Because you want to make sure that the OS has had enough time to run all programs which launch during the various stages of the boot process, and that the OS has had enough time to create any new Prefetch and Superfetch files.

      Best regards,

      –GTP

       

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    • in reply to: GRUB boot issue and Macrium Backup #1984765

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      Windows 7 doesn’t have grub. That is a Unix or Linux thing. What has happened is that your Cinnamon installation installed its grub bootloader into your Windows 7 boot partition which is seen as “1 – SYSTEM DRV (None)” in Macrium. Simply boot using the Macrium recovery media. In Macrium’s recovery console, you will chose to only restore this “1 – SYSTEM DRV (None)” partition. That should fix your issue.

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    • in reply to: GRUB boot issue and Macrium Backup #1984756

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      I am back for a bit. Okay, so I see that both your Windows 7 and your Cinnamon are using MBR. Good. All you need is to boot to the Macrium recovery console and then restore the “1 – SYSTEM DRV (None) partition” which I marked with a red box in your posted screen capture. That should restore really quick since it is only 379.4MB. After restoring and making sure that all hard drive activity has ceased, simply reboot. That should fix it.

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    • in reply to: GRUB boot issue and Macrium Backup #1984753

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      Do you have a USB thumb drive which you can use to make another Macrium recovery disk?

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    • in reply to: GRUB boot issue and Macrium Backup #1984662

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      Those BIOS settings look okay for the time being. What happens when neither the external USB drive and the thumb drive are connected? I will be away for an hour or so, yet I will get back to your posts when I return.

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    • in reply to: Sleep mode has gone AWOL #1984661

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      This could be caused by Prefetch and Superfetch settings, which will cause Windows to load programs which Windows “thinks” that you will use around certain times of the day, or which Windows “thinks” that you will run either immediately or very soon after booting your computer.

    • in reply to: Quick games to waste time playing #1984652

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      I too played Mahjong Solitaire. Two other games were Darkseed and Noctropolis.

    • in reply to: GRUB boot issue and Macrium Backup #1984649

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      I assume that Windows doesn’t boot properly when the external USB drive is not connected? If so, then the only thing which you need to restore is the partition which I have marked with a red box in the attached image. This should work. If it doesn’t then the next thing to check would be the boot settings in BIOS, before spending a lot of time performing a full restore in Macrium.

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    • in reply to: Microsoft 365 health status #1984620

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      That code doesn’t take care of bugs in older browsers. I use:

      Copyright ©
      <SCRIPT LANGUAGE=”JavaScript”>
      RightNow = new Date();
      var TheYear = RightNow.getYear()
      if (TheYear >= 100 && TheYear <= 1999)
      {TheYear=TheYear + 1900}
      else
      {TheYear=TheYear}
      document.write(TheYear + ” “)
      </SCRIPT>

       

    • in reply to: Microsoft 365 health status #1984613

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      From a legal perspective, an outdated copyright year potentially is a problem.

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