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    I had a weird thing happen this morning.

    I guess it's just kind of a mystery Friday I'll go through the whole thing and see if I can tell what' going on but at least it's back to normal for now.
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    I had a weird thing happen this morning.

    I suppose that it's "Possible" that it's always been like that, and when I put in a DVD it still found Windows and booted, but when I booted with the blank flash drive and no DVD it screwed it up. I may never have done that before. There are a number of possibilities because counting the flash...
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    I had a weird thing happen this morning.

    Hi Guys I figured out part of the problem, when it got out of order it put USB drives in the first position. One of the last things I did last night is put a blank flash drive into a slot. That's why it wouldn't boot, if I had realized that all I would have had to do is remove the flash drive...
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    I had a weird thing happen this morning.

    Hi Everyone. My computer was running fine yesterday and this morning when I booted it up, I got the dreaded message "No Operating System Found Disconnect your hard drives." I shut down and the same thing happened again, three times in total. The really weird thing was the "Disconnect the hard...
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    Cautions Email Scam...

    It must be the season, my friend got one on his credit card today too, had to go to the credit union and change his card number. The weird thing is, I have two cards, one I never use online and one I only use online. The online card has a low limit. I've had my number stollen twice both times...
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    Cautions Email Scam...

    Hi Today I have received two email messages one ostensibly from Amazon and one from Microsoft. Both names you think you can trust, both were fake invoices for things I haven't purchased. Both invoices are in the same format and are obviously from the same sender. I copied the first one and...
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    Can't open Admin Prompt?

    Hi I came back to say that I finally found a solution. I had tried many solutions that people suggested, it seems I'm not the only person to have this problem. None of them worked for me. I found many people complaining until I found this answer. Open Task Manager. Click on File. Select Run...
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    Chrome not opening?

    Hi Guys... Google Chrome won't open, this happened yesterday and I downloaded and reinstalled it and after syncing everything was working again. A few minutes ago it happened again. When I click on it nothing happens. I went to the start file in its folder and it does not respond to Open...
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    Can't open Admin Prompt?

    Yes I'm already Admin, but it used to be that the hidden Admin account would let you bypass things that you still couldn't do as admin. Like a folder that Windows had decided to not let you access for no known reason or delete things it said you couldn't. There were a lot of things like that it...
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    Can't open Admin Prompt?

    Windows Key Plus X opens the same menu that you get from the start button when you right-click on it. That's kind of where I started the menu opens with "As Administrator" on it but when you click on it nothing happens. I guess I'll just ignore if for a while and see if I find a solution, if I...
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    Can't open Admin Prompt?

    Yes, I can get to that screen but if I click Command Prompt it takes me to the prompt if I click Run as Administrator nothing happens. I'm running version 2004. I think this started when it updated. How did you get the screenshot, everything I did to take one caused the window to close? All...
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    Can't open Admin Prompt?

    When I right-click on it puts in whatever is on the clipboard. I don't get the window with the option, cmd takes me right to the prompt. I have found a link on my start screen that takes me to the command prompt but no access to anything else. I am the Administrator, I can't seem to get to a...
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    Can't open Admin Prompt?

    Hi Guys... Since the last update I can't open the Command Prompt from the Start Menu. When I click on it nothing happens. If I open the Run window, and type "Command" I get the option to click on it and it opens. But I want to run SFC /scannow and I need to be logged in as Admin. I can't...
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    fan failure

    Hi Download Cpuid HWMonitor it's free. https://www.cpuid.com/downloads/hwmonitor/hwmonitor_1.38.zip It will tell you everything about what's going on in your computer, temps, if the fans are running the speed the fans are running at core usage Temps, etc. I've used it for years, it's one of...
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    Windows 7 So What Are You Playing Right Now?

    Hi I have a new game that's fantastic, it's called Horizon Zero Dawn. It's kind of like the Witcher 3, Tomb Raider, Skyrim, and a SciFi game all rolled into one. Set in the future after humans have been reduced to living like it was 1,000 years ago, with modern stuff still lying around. It's...
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