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    • in reply to: Is It My Memory’s Fault? #2277990
      satrow
      AskWoody MVP

      12 passes should indicate the RAM is fine (it used to be that spurious errors might randomly creep in after about 16-30 passes in good RAM that was flawless in use), I’ve witnessed and read genuine ‘fails’ that don’t trigger until the 7th/8th pass, so 12 is kinda no-man’s land.

      I’d be happy with 8 clean passes per stick/slot – but that can involve a lot of down time.

      Memory corruption can also be memory that is in use or paged out, if *something* makes an unexpected change to a file/memory location, that would be enough to flag it as corrupt when it’s legitimately called into play again. ‘Bad’ 3rd-party drivers/filters and malware (at least) could cause this.

      in reply to: Is It My Memory’s Fault? #2277897
      satrow
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      That bugcheck was introduced with W10 – 15063, likely some kind of memory corruption, Bug Check 0x1C7: STORE_DATA_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION

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      in reply to: Is It My Memory’s Fault? #2277735
      satrow
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      ASUS/OEM’s generally don’t make good, solid ‘utility’ software, too often it degrades into BSOD-triggering/BSOD-related bloatware, running too close to the Windows kernel but rapidly becoming too ‘outdated’. Clean OS and minimal ‘utilities’ is the way to go, install/keep updated as few 3rd-party drivers/filters as you can.

      For BSOD help, use the brains at Sysnative to figure out the root of the problem.

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      in reply to: Blue Screen & More Can’t back up computer #2277138
      satrow
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      If you have a CD or DVD drive and it’s still functioning, it will automatically become D: (+E:, +F:, etc. if you have multiple optical drives). If you now see that C: and D: are each different parts of your hard drive, then the CD/DVD drive is probably malfunctioning or has become disconnected.

      If you can hear the cooling fans running fast, then the computer is probably struggling to keep cool – either the fan heatsinks have become clogged with airborne dust/fibres, or one of the fans has broken, forcing the other(s) to work harder. It’s mid Summer in the Northern Hemisphere right now, any recent BSOD occurrences are very likely down to overheating.

      If you can release and open the computer case/side, you can point a household cooling fan into it, so that you can complete any file backups, etc. with a lower chance of a BSOD. Carefully check inside the case for signs of dust/fluff that might be preventing cooling.

      in reply to: Win10 with Malwarebytes then Kaspersky Free fiasco #2275835
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      OS’s change, threats change, software devs move around (and sometimes return home, eh Webroot?)- it’s all a moving target – but – hit on a sweet spot and you might get 2-3 good years out of a 3rd-party combo.

      If you have a ‘good’ 3rd party firewall, it’s preferable keep the Windows firewall enabled to allow calls to go through to the built-in firewall to enable a new software/game/App to break out, very difficult to allow anything new through a built-in firewall that’s been disabled…

      Broadly similar with 3rd-party resident AVs with on demand scanners, you start seeing bugs/annoyances and it may be a cue to fully clean out the 3rd party resident stuff and re-enable the default AV/AM while you take stock/seek advice…

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      in reply to: Chredge snoops your other browser data #2275278
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      Seems like this might just be highlighting the behavioral differences between Windows/MS Updates and the standard (stub/.msi?) installers, nothing to do with ChrEdge, just different wrapper designs.

      Windows/MS Updates being designed to be mainly background/unattended/batch, whereas elective installer downloads are very much hands-on/step-by-step.

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      in reply to: Added memory to my Laptop #2274556
      satrow
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      Hi Bob, linking your UserBenchmark results page might help to compare your results/strengths/weaknesses.

      in reply to: HD disappears and no warning message Win10 v1909 #2274294
      satrow
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      iirc there’s another two methods ‘hidden’ under that Properties page, from the left lower column – right-click > Properties, General (default) tab. Right-click the main lower graphical disk representation – Properties (on the default tab again, I think).

      If you need to dig deeper there’s always MSiNFO32’s hardware > disks and drive sections and Device Manager’s ‘Devices by Connection’ graphical option.

      in reply to: HD disappears and no warning message Win10 v1909 #2273800
      satrow
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      Disk Management > in the upper pane right-click a volume name in the left column > select Properties then the Hardware tab > find the drive with Channel 1 in the Location details:

      DiskMan_channel_Locations

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      in reply to: How can I adjust bass and treble? #2273217
      satrow
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      I think what you are looking for is PC Equalizer,…

      The installation appears to fall over if there’s no Flash installed.

      in reply to: Unexpected shutdowns suddenly plague Win10 laptop #2273211
      satrow
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      There used to be a common saying: ‘prevention is better than cure’.

      Stop calling them laptops.

      Stop using them directly on laps, quilts, soft furnishings, etc.

      Multiply the above x3 if the TDP of the device exceeds ~15 watts.

      in reply to: Please help find a good adblocker for Waterfox46.. #2272688
      satrow
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      Feels like your catalogue link is old/deprecated, try going in via https://sasklibraries.ca/members

      Add specific lists (or enable more of the default lists) to uBO, big list here but don’t use too many…

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      in reply to: router download speed too low #2272149
      satrow
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      The router is turned off every night…

      Certainly not a good idea for xDSL, perhaps not so bad for cable.

      How about some stats? I primarily use the TBB tests (logged in line test results go back to ‘only’ 2013 now, though data for the line/login should go back even further). Tests/Results include single-thread connection speeds as well as the more common multi-threaded connections; single-threaded connection speeds (or lack of, eg. too slow to stream higher bandwidth video, or download remote server/game data) can be vital for certain common, or more unusual/specific scenarios to be successful. https://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest

      Here’s a ‘good’ result from an ‘impacted’ (poor basic ‘last mile’ hardware infrastructure on VDSL2) ‘up to’ 30 Mbps line: https://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/1592001542212524755

      Non-‘impacted’ would be ~30-36 Mbps down, ~5 up. Average ‘bad’ results are somewhere between https://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/1592012277537841255 and zero/dead/dry string – on an almost daily basis.

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      in reply to: unneeded partition #2270673
      satrow
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      It’s W10 so recovery data is likely to be a lot more than 1GB and residing somewhere on your System drive, perhaps clearing out the Acer bloatware via (Add/Remove) Programs would be a better place to begin.

      I see nothing that would prevent me removing the Recovery partition and expanding the System drive but be aware that there’s always a small risk that *something* will glitch; I hope you know how to recover the MBR/BCD, etc. should you ‘lose’ access to the SSD.

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      in reply to: unneeded partition #2270658
      satrow
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      I think I should be able to do some housekeeping as concerning the partitions. Esp the OEM restore. Can someone perhaps suggest best way to go about deleting and rearranging these?

      What’s concerning you about these partitions? Recovery is holding back 1GB of space, yet you already have 180GB free, so no immediate concern there.

      What’s the need for rearranging the partitions?

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