So the chipset driver update didn’t pay off..

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.. but the shutdown issue hasn’t come back. While the hard drives were being CHKDSK’ed on other machines, I had my tower up on the desk and gave it a thorough cleaning. And no, it wasn’t because the machine was overheating. I often clean out the case, so this task was not unusual. While executing […]

Try to fix one thing..

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.. and it all goes wrong. I found a chipset driver on the Gigabyte website for my mobo, a GA880g, and thought that it may be a good plan to install it and maybe get beyond the involuntary shutdown issue. Ha.. first sign that it may all go wrong. The ‘America’ download server could only […]

Windows 8 hardware the problem?

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OK, so Windows 8 is essentially a ‘touch’ operating system, at least that is how it is marketed. I have yet to come across ANY laptop computer sporting Windows 8 AND touch in ANY of the computer stores in my locality. The two may feature on desktops as a pair, but who wants to keep […]

Windows 8 file options – Copy and Move..

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Now, I know that it is possible to drag and drop files across open folders, but it can be awkward and messy, especially on smaller screens like the type found on laptops and Netbooks. So, early versions of Windows had functions within the right click menu which were really useful. Two notable features were ‘Copy […]

It’s 2013..

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.. and in six days time, I turn.. ….. Let’s forget about that. Last year, I learned that.. my desktop machine doesn’t like to hibernate. It is either flat out to the finish or snooze. the  Windows 8 Modern UI has quite serious reliability issues. Toshiba Netbook colours for the multi-lingual keys are almost impossible […]

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