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About so0ky

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    I'm super.
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    Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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    Guns, Germs, and Steel, Stephen Hawking's Universe, The Old Man and the Sea, America for Sale, The G
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  1. W98 SE in VB

    Wondering if you are able to mount the ISO in a virtual drive. With the software you are running, is that a possibility?
  2. Startup issue - Asus G51

    The first thing is to test what we can test with programs, and that's the hard drive and memory. I'd download a hard drive test program for your SSD, and memtest86+ for your memory. I'd let the memory testing program run while you sleep to get a more accurate result. Start from there. Post back with what you did and what happened. Good luck.
  3. PC wont boot/bsod/help please

    Okay it is probably hardware, and we know it isn't your memory, processor, or hard drive. At this point it would be invaluable to have spare parts lying around, to try and replace questionable hardware with known good parts. At this point it is a guessing game. If you don't have spare hardware, you are going to have to replace with new parts, which themselves could possibly be bad when you get them, however unlikely. It is still something to consider when you are troubleshooting. Do you have another video input on the motherboard? You could try reinstalling using the built in video on the motherboard instead of your video card. You were able to run diagnostic software, so that shows that your processor is probably fine. Motherboards have such variety of circuits you can't rule that out. Since you were able to run those programs, I think your power should be considered towards the end. With that said, you are looking at motherboard and video card. I would personally go with the motherboard first considering where in the boot process you are getting BSOD's. This can get real expensive fast. I would wait and hear out what everyone has to say before you make a decision. Good luck.
  4. PC wont boot/bsod/help please

    What's interesting to me is you were able to get it to install and you started to install drivers, and then it BSOD. And you have had issues getting it to install, and if you do, it BSOD's afterward. I am unsure if you have a clean install right now, but it could possibly be a driver issue. You install your drivers and then there is a conflict, and it BSOD's. One way to test that is to boot into safe mode. Safe mode loads generic drivers so driver conflicts shouldn't happen. If you get a BSOD in safe mode, considering it is a fresh install, it is for sure hardware. Can you get a fresh installation going, and boot into safe mode? Or is that not doable?
  5. PC wont boot/bsod/help please

    I would first test your memory with Memtest86+ and let it run while you sleep at night. That should be thorough enough to give you enough passes to adequately test your memory. Then I would test your hard drive with a hard drive diagnostic utility. We recommend Vivard. I would start there. Post back with what you did and what happened. Good luck.
  6. Random stuff happening

    I am presuming you are using USB mouse and keyboard, right? First I would go into safe mode, and download up to date definitions for your anti virus, as well as anti malware. I would run a full system scan for both. Next I would reinstall the USB drivers. I would go to the Device Manager and under USB Root Hub or something like that, I would right click and hit uninstall. The OS should detect the USB bus and install drivers from the file. This will be a fresh installation of USB drivers. It's unlikely, but maybe the keyboard and mouse were hitting the dust at around the same time. OR, there is a problem with the USB bus, which resides on the motherboard. If the devices are known to be okay, malicious code scanned for, ports known to be good, and fresh USB software installed - that doesn't fix the issue then I would consider buying a new motherboard. Hope this helps. EDIT: You can also try reinstalling the OS.
  7. Remote computer access

    Remote Desktop Connection/Protocol. Start, Accessories, Remote Desktop Connection.
  8. All master and slave does is it determines which IDE controller is being used on that IDE channel. Nothing more. If there is no other IDE components being plugged in, then switch it to master. The Windows 10 disk will determine what OS's are installed if any. You can then install Windows 10 on the SSD. You can't like create a virtual machine and then encapsulate the software on your IDE channel. What you have to do, is create a new virtual machine, and install Windows XP that way. Once the XP OS is installed on the VM, you should be able to see the data on the host computer. If not, you may have to "bind" certain things. So for instance, you may have to tell the VM machine to have the drives from the host computer be read in the VM. It's been a while since I've really messed with it. I don't know the true word that is used. But that's basically how it is done.
  9. Well I have some bad news. Malicious code actually reside inside restore points. I think at point a while a go these boards recommended to actually disable system restore during the XP days. Could be wrong though. So your hard drive is infested with malicious code. Not to mention, it is so infected, it probably wouldn't be wise to back anything off of it. You can take the risk of backing up some of your data, but you might get the problem all over again, which you shouldn't use system restore lol. But what you have to do is reinstall the OS using the OS disks provided to you by your computer's manufacturer, or you can download the ISO file and burn the disk from Microsoft's website. You boot from the disk, and follow the prompts. You are going to have to enter in a cd key. Sorry for the bad news.
  10. How to restrict access to folders

    In Windows 7 it is under User Accounts. So in 10 go to start, all apps, windows system, control panel, user accounts. There you can create another username with password. There is a notify me with replies option on the lower left hand side of where you type a forum response. Then the system should email you.
  11. How to restrict access to folders

    I am not familiar with GoToMyPC. But I will share with you how I would do it myself. First I would configure my computer and network for RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol). This basically means you check "Allow Remote Connections on this Computer" check box for the computer end of things, and port forwarding TCP port 3389 to that specific computer. The RDP protocol packets should be able to go through your router and establish a connection with your computer. Create a new user that the remote person is going to use. You could call it "Remote1" or something or anything really. Create a password, and share these credentials with the person logging in. Then I would go to the folders you specifically do not want want him or her to see, go to properties, then security. Edit the permissions, and select the user account you just made, and have it be denied full control. That basically means, that whenever that user tries to gain access to that folder, the OS will deny that user access, but allow access to you. You can test this locally by logging onto the newly made account locally and trying to access the folders. In fact, you can surf around the computer with that user account and it will give you an idea what he or she will be able to do and see on the computer. I know you may have questions, but I wanted to put the overall strategy out there, in the event you may know enough about GoToMyPC to change the appropriate permissions for whatever account it creates. You just somehow tell GoToMyPC, the PC itself, whatever, that this person is not allowed to access these resources. I personally don't use any of those services programs to do remote connections because I never needed them.
  12. LAN Proxy Settings

    AV: AVG Malware:
  13. LAN Proxy Settings

    There is some setting that is overriding what you are putting in. Are you putting this info in thru the browser or network connections? I would try and configure the connection through the control panel, and then try and change the settings in the browser. Do you own the proxy server? You could disable or block your computer by MAC or IP address. Are you connecting to a public proxy?
  14. Caught you saying that your not qualified to help and you deleted the post just now :tongue:

    Something silly I noticed?

    1. so0ky


      I mis read one of your posts.  It was a misunderstanding.  Sorry.

    2. SE
  15. Thinking about coming back here a little more often. Being away from computer repair has me kind of missing it. I might be on here from time to time, but I do have more projects right now.