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  • Kyuuketsuki
    Kyuuketsuki
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    in reply to: AOC 32 Inch Monitor #625064

    Hi again,

    The problem is now solved. It turns out it was the leads and using a DVI-D cable sorted it :)

    James

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    in reply to: A Bootstrap Query #625047

    A quick update :)

    I have now coded three websites in bootstrap (my main author one is at JamesCRocks.com) and I’ve been learning PHP as well which is quite a lot of fun. My business website (calling it a “business” is a bit laughable since I’m retired and mainly do odd computer jobs for people) is at rocksquad.co.uk.

    The best thing about making your own website without resorting to things like WordPress or Joomla is that when things go wrong (or you need new functionality) you have some vague idea how to do it and you don’t have to pay someone else for their utility or expertise.

    And it’s fun :)

    James

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by Kyuuketsuki Kyuuketsuki.
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    in reply to: Toshiba External 2TB Drive Issue #625046

    I’ve tried a few file recovery programs but I’ve not had a great deal of success.

    Maybe it’s the interface board itself? If so, I have heard it is possible to buy an old drive of the same type and switch the boards.

    Probably not much help.

    James

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    in reply to: PCG-7N1M Boot #625044

    Hi Blood,

    Sorry, I didn’t see this but I don’t think I got notified. No, there didn’t appear to be that feature in the BIOS.

    James

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    in reply to: Outlook on Android #612714

    Hi,

    Yeah, the problem with that (as far as I can tell) is that I can’t do that on a per device basis, it’s handled by the client which brings me back to my problem, Google mail client can handle it, Outlook no longer can.

    EDIT: No way I can explain this but I seem to be able to access the advanced settings now … it’s still not connecting but I appear to have something to work with.

    James

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by Kyuuketsuki Kyuuketsuki.
    Kyuuketsuki
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    in reply to: Dual Boot File Sharing #610207

    Hi Ossian,

    He is using a separate internal drive for the common file area and two distinct drives for booting each OS. The system is standalone (workgroup), Asus P6X58D Premium motherboard (2010), i7-930 (2.80GHz), 18GB.

    He has set up 2x removable boot drives:
    1: The original 3.5″ 500GB disk with W7Pro64
    2: A new 2.5″ 480GB SSD in 3.5″ caddy with W10Pro64

    He has several internal (fixed) drives and it’s these he’s having problems with. On booting the system and changing the drive (after a clean shutdown) CHKDSK is triggered resulting in various IDs being ‘fixed’. He is also having permission problems with some newly created files on his internal drives.

    He thinks his problems stem from using NTFS but has no experience of exFAT which might provide a solution and there are tools that can be used to format large partitions (no idea if a 3TB one can be though).

    Most of that was from an email he sent me, does it provide enough info?

    Will ask about the userid/password.

    Thanks :)

    James

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by Kyuuketsuki Kyuuketsuki.
    Kyuuketsuki
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    in reply to: Kindle Conversion #591620

    Further to my last reply, it appears that only certain Kindle Fires can be downgraded and mine isn’t one of them. Ah well!

    James

    Kyuuketsuki
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    in reply to: Kindle Conversion #566276

    Hi,

    I’ve managed to get the Google USB drivers on my computer and am currently sideloading what I think is the appropriate image to my kindle. Soon I will know if it works or if I’ve bricked it, LOL.

    Thanks for your help :)

    James

    UPDATE: It failed (of course) but it doesn’t look like I’ve bricked it … the error message was “failed to verify whole-file signature” and “signature verification failure”.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 5 months ago by Kyuuketsuki Kyuuketsuki.
    Kyuuketsuki
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    in reply to: Kindle Conversion #566121

    Hi,

    Yes, I have but like I say above the drivers are 32bit and don’t seem to work on 64bit Win10. Even installing Android Studio doesn’t work as per the instructions. I found how to download them but now can’t find the stuff I want.

    EDIT: I searched my hard drive and found the drivers … let’s see if this sorts it for me :)

    James

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 5 months ago by Kyuuketsuki Kyuuketsuki.
    Kyuuketsuki
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    in reply to: System Time 1 Hour Off #312557
    biggles77;n518491 wrote:
    Ah, so that’s why I slept well that night. Ian Somnia was off visiting you. :mrgreen:

    Seems so :)

    James

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    in reply to: System Time 1 Hour Off #312556
    Ossian;n518478 wrote:
    No apologies needed – well done for sorting it out (and have a well deserved :beer: on me)

    Ta :)

    James

    Kyuuketsuki
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    in reply to: System Time 1 Hour Off #312555

    OK,

    So, I’ve figured out the problem. It turns out I was saving to a network share, a NAS, that [guess what] had it’s own time settings. It was an hour ahead and resetting it to the same as the PC resolved the issue.

    As such, I have to apologise … my only excuse is that it was 4 am and, unable to sleep, I’d gotten up so I was tired.

    Sorry

    James

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    in reply to: Anyone tried the October 2018 (1809) upgrade? #312554

    What OS release number is the OP referring to? I’m on the latest Windows Insider preview so I’m assuming mine (Version 10.0.18252.1000) is a different version.

    Apart from the weird timing error I just posted about I haven’t noticed any spevcific issues with W10 and that one might have been arounmd for some time for all I know.

    James

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    in reply to: Firefox Quantum And Grammarly #312553

    A guy at Mozilla suggested a new profile which basically solved the problem :)

    James

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    in reply to: Firefox Quantum And Grammarly #312552

    Hi,

    Another curiosity. This problem is happening on my desktop computer but there’s a new dimension … I was out today and took my laptop with me. That laptop has the same version of Firefox (64bit, Quantum 62) but doesn’t have the problem at all. I even checked it when I got back home (hard network as well as wireless). The only difference is that about:config (on the laptop) doesn’t have the ‘network.security.ports.banned.override’ key at all so why is it working and my desktop installation isn’t?

    Thx

    James

    Kyuuketsuki
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    in reply to: Firefox Quantum And Grammarly #312551

    Another answer from Mozilla forum (allowing multiple ports to be entered in the string):

    https://superuser.com/questions/1272036/firefox-quantum-i-want-to-access-restricted-port-but-network-security-ports-b

    This results in the following:

    network.security.ports.banned.override;80,443

    It didn’t work either :(

    James

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    in reply to: Building A Simple Degausser #312550

    Hi Biggles,

    biggles77;n517937 wrote:
    That’s a degausser for an old TV or CRT screen. Don’t imagine it’s going to have the grunt to serious bugger up the platter on a HDD.

    OK :)

    biggles77;n517937 wrote:
    James, are you wanting to wipe the HDDs so they can be used again or are you just wanting to make it so the data is unrecoverable? As mentioned above, physical destruction may be a much cheaper and more reliable option if you just want to make the data unrecoverable. Big difference between the Amazon device and the joke one I included in my first post. I think it would likely make a mess of a floppy disk thought and a tape. Dropping a large magnet on a floppy or tape and leaving it there overnight would possibly do that as well.

    Ultimately I simply want to ensure data destruction and was prepared to try building my own unaware that something might be available cheap enough to work. The customer response I got when I asked, assured me it would but I thought I’d try asking you guys first. In some ways, as long as the data is thoroughly destroyed (cannot be recovered), it works better for me to not physically destroy the disk drive, disk drives are useful :)

    I’m wondering whether I should buy it anyway and see what it is capable of, £15 is not that high a price and I can get that back against my tax in a year or so’s time :)

    James

    Kyuuketsuki
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    in reply to: Building A Simple Degausser #312549

    So Guys,

    Is this, on Amazon, something that might do the same trick?

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01F0TFDHK/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza

    One customer response assures me that it will.

    James

    Kyuuketsuki
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    in reply to: Building A Simple Degausser #312548
    biggles77;n517916 wrote:
    James, anything published her is for public consumption so go for your life. Share the mirth around. :mrgreen:

    Thanks.

    On the subject of mirth, I just went to your first link (I’d already checked out the home made unit) and nearly had a heart attack!

    Again, thanks :)

    James

    Kyuuketsuki
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    in reply to: Windows 10 Manual Backup #312547
    lorien0688;n516688 wrote:
    I am also struggling with the same issue

    I eventually stayed with my python script because it works OK and because I can hide the mapped drive when I am not backing up which presumably means that if I get some nasty on my system it won’t be able to find my backups and I can recover my date … I backup once a week.

    James

    Kyuuketsuki
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    in reply to: Building A Simple Degausser #312546

    Hi Biggles,

    biggles77;n517909 wrote:
    Please let us know what you do and how well you think it works. I would be interested.

    I will … thanks for the link and yes, I agree the story was interesting, if it’s OK I’ll forward that to a few of my IT friends :)

    James

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    in reply to: Blocking Skype Ads #312545

    No worries … after a reboot it turns out it did work :)

    Keke

    Kyuuketsuki
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    in reply to: Windows 10 Manual Backup #312544

    OK Thx :)

    Keke

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    in reply to: Windows 10 Manual Backup #312543
    Blood;n516209 wrote:
    I used to use Robocopy, then I started using SyncToy which worked well for my purposes. After I started using Win 10 I switched to a cloud backup service.

    I checked out SyncToy (it looked intetesting) and yes, it seems to work OK via the GUI but seems real slow via the command line. Of course it’s early days :)

    Is there any way SyncToy will display what it’s doing in command line mode?

    Keke

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    in reply to: Windows Phone Internet Connection Issue #312542

    Hi Biggles,

    I think I’ve solved it. Turns out the phone’s date & time were set wrong. When I noticed that, I remembered that I’ve had many problems with MS operating systems based on mismatched time and date.

    It appears to work now … I just wonder why that kind of solution didn’t come up on a Google search? Ah well :)

    Keke

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    in reply to: 4 Way UK Electrical Wall Sockets #312541
    biggles77;n515976 wrote:
    Get a 4 or 6 way powerboard / powerstrip or whatever you call them where you is…

    An extension lead or block.

    biggles77;n515976 wrote:
    ,,.plug it into a single outlet and then mount the powerboard onto the wall. If you can get one that had power switches for each outlet it would for all intense and purposes as a wall outlet.

    OK…

    biggles77;n515976 wrote:
    You just wouldn’t want to run an electric jug/kettle or a small heater from it. Laser printer would also be a no-no.

    … before I started this rationalisation exercise (I had far too many extensions off extension s etc.) I had a very long homemade extension lead running from an extension lead in my cellar downstairs, up to the next floor and another extension lead which powered a router, a shredder and, in fact, a colour laser printer. It used to have two printers on it a B&W and a colour inkjet and there were other devices further back along the extension chain.

    Do laser printers use that much power? From what I can tell my new printer uses 570W when most active (printing) which, on a 220W UK power supply, equates to less than 5Amps so much less than the 13A rating of the socket though certainly not the amount of stuff I had on it then. Now it’s just the one extension lead with the laser, a router and a shredder

    biggles77;n515976 wrote:
    I’m not surprised you don’t have a 4 way. The size of your plugs are…When we built out house, I made a bedroom into an office and put 22 or rather, 11 double outlets into the room. The second item that I plugged in was a 6 way powerboard. Was not happy but the damn thing is still plugged in. I subsequently change 6 of the doubles to 4 ways and added another 4 or 5 to the rest of the house. In case you are wondering why I didn’t put the 4 ways in during construction, the 2 way sockets were $3 each and the 4 ways were $43 each. By adding them later Mr Taxman was willing (HA!) to subsidise them for me.

    I think the reason the UK doesn’t have 4 way wall-mounted sockets is safety but we do have extension blocks … I have 3 x 10 socket blocks and an 8 in my cellar office alone. I’ve minimised them elsewhere where possible. My current plan is to upgrade some of the sockets but I can’t make all the sockets in use wall mountable, just make sure all my extension leads are good ones (expensive unfortunately) and surge protected.

    Thx for the info though … I’m impressed you built your own house :)

    Keke

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    in reply to: Windows Phone Internet Connection Issue #312540
    Austin2;n515971 wrote:
    Would you like to share your connection with the computer or just trying to active internet for random surfing?

    Hi Austin,

    She wants the phone to have a normal internet connection. If I was able to share the computer’s internet connection it might allow me to download an upgrade which might resolve the issues I guess … can that be done?

    Keke

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    in reply to: 4 Way UK Electrical Wall Sockets #312539
    Ossian;n515911 wrote:
    I haven’t seen anything larger than doubles (and a quick :google: suggests the same, but couldn’t you wire in additional doubles, either as spurs off the current ones or by wiring them into the ring main. You might need a sparky for the latter, but I have wired spurs (limited to one per existing socket box) easily enough (shutting down power first, obviously)

    Yeah I might have to do that … thanks :)

    Keke

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    in reply to: Wiring Up Home A Network Socket #312538
    RicklesP;n515621 wrote:
    If you search for ‘ethernet splitter’ on :google:, you’ll find them available lots of places, and they’re not expensive. Plug one of these splitters into each end of the existing trunk cable, and then plug 2 switch ports from your router into the 2 splitter sockets on that end of the trunk, and now you can drive 2 devices at 100Mbps at the other end. If you want Gig speeds, you’ll have to look to other solutions.

    OK … thanks for that :)

    Keke

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    in reply to: Wiring Up Home A Network Socket #312537
    Ossian;n515618 wrote:
    Ethernet doesn’t work that way, unfortunately. You will need to have a separate cable (all 8 wires) from each socket back to your switch.
    The best you could do with your setup is an “either – or” where only one socket can be active at a time

    Which is what I have … OK :)

    Keke

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