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so0ky last won the day on July 4 2017

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About so0ky

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    PCTechBytes Elite


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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. so0ky

    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. so0ky

    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 driver.cab 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. so0ky

    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.
  6. so0ky

    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.
  7. so0ky

    LAN Proxy Settings

    AV: AVG Malware: malwarebytes.org
  8. so0ky

    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?
  9. SE

    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
  10. 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.

  11. Yeah, sorry about that. Anyways, things are actually pretty well here. I am working full time for a datacenter, and I am studying for my next computer certification. On top of that however, I am dealing with a diagnosis of bi-polar disorder. Go figure. That's awesome that you are doing so much, and studying math. Math is also a passion of mine, however I am trying to pay off my debts before I take on anymore loans. I'm sure you will encounter that at some point. Good to hear from ya. Take it easy.

  12. First time logging in in a while! Been a few months since you posted that message, but I am good. Keeping myself very busy between school and work... majoring in math and economics and doing ROTC through the Army and am working as a tutor and grader and a cook while on breaks from school. ****s been good though. You?

  13. I'm happy to hear you are doing alright. I'm sorry about your step father. You are doing a really good thing by helping them out with their paper route. Not everybody would do that, even if it was immediate family. At least, I know my brother probably wouldn't do that. I do plan to keep in touch. Wish all the best.

  14. Things are pretty good here, thanks for asking. I've been pretty busy helping my mom and step dad after he had a motorcycle accident. He got messed up pretty bad, shattering his shoulder blade, breaking some ribs and tearing up his knee. To add insult to injury he had the Gold Wing for over three years and put less than 4000 miles on it before totaling it. They have had a paper route for about 20 years and I've been having to run it for them. It wasn't bad except for the monotony until the cold spell. I can't believe how fast the summer went by, but it'll warm back up soon. Sorry I missed your message because I've only checked in 1 or 2 times a day lately. It's good to hear you're doing well. Most people your age can't manage to take care of the responsibilities that come with moving out. I'm proud of you, and you'll be alright whatever comes your way. It is hard but hard work is rewarded so you'll be better for it. Keep up the good work and stay in touch.

  15. Hey Bama, It has been a little while, but I'm thinking I'll be able to update more frequently now. I kinda finally have my job down, now it is up to me on how I grow and become more of an asset. The problem is, I am living on my own now, and that brings new responsibilities, tasks, and frankly, I want to enjoy it. :) Studying sucks, but I do realize that a promotion won't be handed to me, I have to work for it. What's new with you? Is life treating you alright?