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1 Support & Help / What Tweaking To Use
« on: February 20, 2017, 10:49:11 am »
I always have trouble when I come here getting the right file.  I am using Windows 10.  Can someone give me the direct link to the tweaking program I need to use to fix Windows 10?  I am using an external hard drive.  When I tried to save a picture from Facebook to the external hard drive today it said it wasn't responding and eventually timed out.  I tried to save a Publisher file today to my external hard drive and it stopped responding and then timed out.  One time while trying to save a picture from Facebook I got an I/O error.  My external hard drive is fairly new and shouldn't have a problem.  When I try to run my anti-virus, it stops at about 80%, both on my C drive and my external hard drive.  I don't know if I have a Windows error, a hard drive error, or just what.  Any suggestions on top of the correct link would be appreciated.  Assume I should run tweaking in case it's a Windows's error????

General Computer Support / Home Page in Google Chrome Isn't Fully Opening
« on: February 13, 2017, 02:22:46 pm »
A friend of mine using Windows 10 and Google Chrome, clicked and somehow her Home Page which is Yahoo covers only part of the page now.  Her desktop shows at the top.  It is too wide as she has lost the ability to find a scroll or the close x to the right.  She tried dragging it to the top and it won't drag.  I have no idea what she did or clicked or how to get the page back to normal.  This is windows 10.  Does anyone have any experience with this?

3 Support & Help / Tweaking For Windows 10
« on: October 20, 2016, 02:35:43 pm »
I am using Windows 10, I have the new, downloaded automatically by Windows, the Anniversary Edition.  Does Tweaking work well with Windows 10?  Which version of Tweaking should I use?

General Computer Support / Laptop Screen is Black - Solved
« on: October 24, 2014, 11:04:54 am »
I have a friend's computer, an old Dell laptop.  I want to say it is close to 10 years old, but I am not sure.  The screen is black.  When it first boots you see the Dell Splash screen for about 1 second and then nothing but black.  To troubleshoot I plugged a monitor into the laptop.  Nothing came up on the monitor.  That monitor was black also.  So I am thinking that it is not the monitor on the laptop but possibly the hard drive that is bad.  I'm thinking if the monitor on the laptop was bad, it would have booted up on the monitor I attached to the laptop.  Any thoughts???

General Computer Support / Screen of Death - Solved
« on: October 23, 2014, 08:09:49 am »
Wow, a friend accidentally turned their computer off while they were running some windows diagnostics.  I have attached the screen shot they get when they turn the computer on.  Nothing will get them out of this screen.  I had them try booting from their diagnostics CD and they got the same screen.  I had them try booting from the recovery disc and they got the same screen.  I had them try pressing F8 while bootin and they got the same screen.  Cannot get out of this screen to try and diagnostics or fix anything.  Does anyone have any suggestions?  I have never seen this screen, and never seen where you couldn't boot into the recovery disc.

6 Support & Help / Solved: How Do I Download Tweaking
« on: August 10, 2014, 05:57:17 pm »
I go to the home page.  There is a new version, but no download button.  The only download button takes me to Reimage Repair.  I want to download tweaking only.  How do I do this?

General Computer Support / Solved - Can't View Bottom of Screen
« on: August 09, 2014, 02:39:39 pm »
Working on a friend’s computer.  The issue was, Yahoo (I know I hate Yahoo and don’t recommend it, but you can’t change some people!) inbox has the preview turned off, but you can only see a part of the listing of the email in the inbox.  There are more emails, but it won’t show them in the listing.  I checked the view, and tried grabbing and expanding it, and neither worked.  This is a laptop running Vista Ultimate.  It looked like the screen resolution may have been set to large.  I know the woman’s husband has bad eyes and has a tendency to expand the screens too big.  You can’t see all of what is opened and sometimes you can’t even see the x to close them out.  I went in to try to change the screen resolution.  First it wanted administrator privileges, and he claims he gave it no password.  Nothing worked to get past that.   I finally got to where I could change the screen which was set at 1280 x 1024.  When I changed it I thought it looked like it was going smaller, but it went bigger.  Now when I open it to change it again, you can’t get to the bottom where you can change it and where you can save the changes.  There is no scrolling bar anywhere.  The edges nor the corners don’t grab so you can size the window.  Someone suggested I do Alt + space bar, click on Move and use the arrow keys.  That worked, however, as soon as I touch either the keyboard or the mouse to change the resolution, the screen pops back up to the top of the box and you lost the lower part of the box to change the resolution and save it.  How the heck do I get down to the bottom to make the changes and save them?  I need to fix this ASAP so they can use the computer again.  Also, wold a fix be that in the Registry I see about three screen resolutions.  Can I delete a couple of the newer ones without damaging the registry or the computer?  Please help me get to the bottom of the screen to change the resolution.

General Computer Support / Router/Modem Question
« on: April 29, 2014, 07:41:59 am »
I have been experiencing a freeze when I first open my browser on my wireless laptop.  It last for about 40-60 seconds.  Once it unfreezes, it runs fine.  This happens in both IE and Chrome.  When playing games on Facebook, it starts slowing down shortly after starting the game.  My computer seems slow when I have two tabs open.  I have eliminated all malware and pups.  No virus or malware of any kind of the computer.  In fact, it is pretty darn clean.  My friend's desktop downstairs in hardwired into the router.  She is experiencing the same slowdown I am.  I am pretty sure it is one of two things.  One, the modem is slower and hasn't been upgraded by Comcast.  I would think they would notify us if a new Modem is needed.  So I am inclined to think it could be the router.  The router is an older, probably 4 years or so, Lynksys.  I typed in the numbers to access the router so I could give you the type, and it says not found.  I used to be able to access the router through this URL.  Have you seen this type of problem associated with a router before?  Could my issues be the router or the modem?  Any thoughts and help would be appreciated.

General Computer Support / Access Denied
« on: April 25, 2014, 10:16:40 am »
Not sure what is going on all of a sudden on my computer.  Running Windows Vista.  I wanted to check a couple of files.  I went into Windows Explorer.  When I click on the C Drive, Users, My Folder, whenever I try to access any folders within my folder it says Access Denied.  I can't see what is in my folders.  Any idea why?  Have never had that happen before.

Everything Else / Post Removed
« on: April 24, 2014, 09:17:37 am »
I posted yesterday in the Computer Forum about a slow computer and ideas on how to tweak it.  I wanted info on which of these programs to download and use.  I planned if all worked out well to make a donation after I tried this program.  I had a couple of answers and then Shane took it down.  I tried a personal message to him to ask why and it was blocked.  I have no idea why my post was taken down.  I don't think I did anything wrong. 

General Computer Support / Super Slow Computer
« on: April 23, 2014, 06:09:46 pm »
I do a little fixing on computers.  I know enough to be dangerous.  Need to go work on a friend's computer.  He is using Windows XP. Says it is so slow it is taking almost 30 minutes to boot up.  Will this program fix Windows errors he may have?  Which version do I download, full or portable?  I will try scanning for viruses if my anti-virus key will work on his computer.  Will do disk and system file checker.  Then planning on trying this program.  Any other thoughts?

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