In build 9926, there is no provision to access Windows Update via Control Panel. All you get is a section in ‘Settings’ which allows for ‘automatic update’ or ‘notify before installing’ Supposing that there is a hardware device driver in there that constantly produces a blue screen and a reboot. How are you supposed to… Continue reading Windows 10 updater..
My Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000 has finally been pensioned off. Yesterday, the scroll function, very important when using a 19” widescreen when surfing, totally gave up the ghost. The rechargeable batteries are getting a recharge and the mouse is sitting very disconsolately on the edge of the desk. The mouse was the star of this… Continue reading Hardware issues..
The last round of updates went well for me and the machines over which I have direct control, so nothing to report. No video? This is the machine.. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=ca&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=c01616194#N214 The HP M9500Y lost contact with video output and USB while rebooting after updating, but I don’t think that it had anything to do with the… Continue reading In the last few days..
My machine.. The ‘popping out of hibernation’ problem that I have been getting has been solved. One of the clues was a yellow light showing on the router where it should have been OFF. The adapter was set to wake up if it detected activity, not a setting I ever use in this environment, and… Continue reading Home front problems solved..
Every time that I say my PC is good enough for what I do, I get a hankering for something faster, and I go looking for a better AM3 processor. Trouble is that I never find one within my budget of $12. The incumbent is an AMD AM3 Phenom II X4 965 3400mhz middle of… Continue reading A simple error of judgement..
MY PC continues to be a source of unwanted amusement. The situation has now morphed into ‘not gonna stay in hibernate’. A second attempt at updating the chipset drivers saw Core 4 of the CPU go into spasm, and the ‘System Interrupts’ entry reappeared in the list of processes. I created a restore point before… Continue reading System shutdowns – no resolution yet..
I see lots of complaints about wireless transceivers, broken, overheating, lost or whatever, and the big question is.. “why can’t I just buy a new one?” I will tell you why.. As far as the computer is concerned, the wireless transceiver is the mouse and/or keyboard. If it wasn’t that way, every time that it… Continue reading Wireless Mice and Keyboards
My once trusty Microsoft Mouse 5000, part of the Microsoft Comfort 5000 desktop set is KAPUT. Two days ago, the scroll wheel just let go. It still clicks but it doesn’t scroll, and on a 19” widescreen monitor, websites require a lot of scrolling. What about the scrollbars, you may ask? Well, if it wasn’t… Continue reading Mouse down!!! – Updated..
It has been a fairly quiet week here. Clients: The client with the Vista desktop machine is still complaining of freezing now and again, and I was supposed to be taking a Linux box over to him today. After a clean install, the HP machine is apparently still not stable, freezing up every now and… Continue reading This week @ TCG
It looks like Notebooks equipped with touch screens are on the way out. See here.. http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20141201PD203.html No tears from my corner, I can assure you. If I was in the market for a notebook, I would not be looking for touch anything other than the keyboard and touchpad, and the touchpad is cutting it fine..… Continue reading Touch-less Notebooks?
My production machine.. Apart from the normal ‘hibernate’ errors (two only), the other error was down to connecting external drives which were corrupted. Essentially, this means that I don’t have problems with my aging production machine. I don’t intend to change anything, although I may treat myself to a better video card at some point,… Continue reading This week @ TCG..
HP will slap my hands for the title, but it looks like a Netbook, is the same size as a traditional Netbook, is low powered by comparison to a regular notebook, and in my world, that constitutes a NETBOOK. The HP Stream 11 is not a Netbook (yeah right). Officially, it is a Happy Place,… Continue reading Return of the Netbook..