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About Ski52

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  • Birthday 12/30/1947
  • Age 71

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    Palm Bay, Florida
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    46 years of computers & I have given up learning how to use a Mac
    3D Printing
    R/C Aircraft & Boats
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    Windows 10
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    3.2 Ghz I5
    12 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 5TB Storage
    Solidoodle 2PRO 3D printer
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  1. Ski52

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    Try Start> Control Panel> Admin Tools> Event Viewer Just maybe you can figure something out from there. I never had too much luck, but you can never tell... Good Luck! Ski
  2. Ski52

    Do I need a new network card?

    Rok - Thanx for the reply. Essentially I have 2 smart TV's that used to connect to my Win 10 computer via WiFi. About 2 months ago they both quit connecting on the same day. I've just been lazy in tracking down the problem.
  3. Machine is an HP 700-214 - all factory stock with the exception of added storage. Win 10 with latest upgrades. Network card is original on board. Machine is >5yrs old. About 2 months ago my 2 smart TV's quit talking to my WiFi network. I have a few other TV's, not 'smart' and are not affected, all but the main one work off Roku, and have for near a year. The main TV, a 60" Sharp works fine as a TV , but now comes up when I attempt to go to my network and says 'no server found'. The 50" Vizio just says 'can't find the internet'. I spent about 90 minutes on the phone with a 'tech' (use that term loosley) from spectrum, all I eventrually from him was '...all of our equipment is OK'. And he gave me phone #'s to Microsoft. Sharp and Vizio said it's their problem. Essentially he did nothing. My computers, the HP and an IMac have no problem with the internet, but both of them are hard wired to the router/modem. Both TV's quit connecting the same day. My IPad and IPhone both connect to the router, not the computer. They have no problem, 'cept they don't see the computers. Is there an 'off/on' switch in Win for WiFi? Or should I just quit schoochin' with this and buy a new network card?
  4. No. I am my family. Besides, in Florida, the only way to get away from an impending storm is to leave long before it's even near. Can't go east, west or south - run out of land. By the time you decide to go, the 2 Interstates that can get you out are parking lots. So, just get another case of beer, a few candles, and hunker down.
  5. Reason I ask, I may have a way to stop all robo calls, but I don't know if the equipment is available to anyone or it's expense. You all know, if you call almost any non-residental phone, you get - press 1 for something, press 2 for something else, if you pressed 2, press 3 now... What I want is something that announces even before the first ring - "press any key to continue." I say befor the first ring because my TV shows the incomming # about 2 - 3 seconds before it rings - I have Spectrum TV, unfortunitely. I beleive something like that would stop all robo calls, until the scum figured how to get around it. Thoughts??
  6. Ski52

    Do I FDisk & Format or what??

    Will try that later today when it gets too warm to work outside.
  7. Ski52

    Do I FDisk & Format or what??

    May have to do that Rok. You know I should have stuck with Linux a little more - I got a registration no. from about 25 years ago. I think I still have an original Red Hat distro, plus a few others. I think they are still around here. My Mac runs a deritive of Unix I beleive. Got a little into that when I worked for Sun Micro some 22 or 23 years ago.... I hate getting old! I still haven't decided what I want to do when I grow up.
  8. Ski52

    Do I FDisk & Format or what??

    Nodsh - thanx for the reply. I may have to beg assistance from Broni again, I thought we had it licked. I tried the recommendations on the net, and now the hidden network doesn't show in Device Manager, I deleted it, but it still shows in Settings > Show available networks. And, I just noticed, in the red box above, is says 'An administrator...' , could mean anyone. I even tried renaming the AllShare progrem to Junk.exe. Still no-go. For some reason, an administrator don't want me to run that program, maybe it would give me back network connectivity, wouldn't that be something... Maybe Broni will read this and take pity, otherwise I will ask for help...
  9. About 6 - 8 weeks ago, Broni helped me try to get rid of a root kit virus, nasty thing. It literally destroyed my win7 laptop, and I think it even crossed my now defunct home network and screwed with the IMac, but the Mac fought most of it off, I think. I blitzed the laptop and reinstalled win7, and now have forgotton the password - it figures. Those are not the problem, it's my main machine - it keeps doing strange things, such as - on Yahoo, my home page, I used to have 4 weather locations in order to raz the family about their sub zero temps from 85 - 90 degree Florida. Now, no matter what I do, I only have my home location. I follow Yahoo's instructions to get other weather locations, and save them, but it don't work. Just today I tried to install a program I used for some time to connect to the 3 smart TV's I have - Samsungs AllShare. This is what I get when I try to install it... I envoke 'Run as Administrator', and the UAC is turned off, or at it's lowest level. I have 50 or so movies on the computer that I periodically watch to see if I want to waste a DVD on. The TV's can find the directory where the movies are, drive Q:/, but can't connect to my server. I no longer have my 'SkisHouse' network, it's gone. I changed my TV/Phone/Network provider a year ago, I know its exactly a year ago, cuz my bill just went up some 35.00. Prior to this root kit, everything seemed to work. Also can someone tell me what the #$%^ this is... I can't do anything with it. I beleive it's in my house because of the strength - and I beleive it is the administrator that I can't overcome. I want it gone!! Can you still fdisk and format a drive? I know drive structures have changed over the years, and it's been a while... I have a 2TB system drive, partitioned into a lot of drives, is there a way around cleaning this mess up, or do I just spend the next week or so trying to recover all the stuff? I also have 3 more TB attached, but I think they are safe, I hope... Wide open for suggestions here.... Ski
  10. Ski52

    DVD burner freezing

    Food for thought... it is possible the newer peripherals won't run on XP, the drivers, although they load, may not work. I say this cuz I have a Win7 laptop that won't run Win8 or 10. After much searching, the onboard video card won't handle either, and is not upgradeable. Just a thought. You need to seriously consider upgrading XP.
  11. Ski52


    Most drive manufacturers have a diag program specific to their drives available on their sites. I have never seen a processor actually run if they are failing - they either go or no go. I used to have a RAM diag that checked each block by writing - verifying - and erasing, but with 16+ gig, I don't think I'll live long enough, I'll look for it tho. There are a lot of freebee's and trials out there, ya just gotta find them.. Ski Check PassMark's site they have a lot of diags software, free for home use or 30 days. We used to use a lot of their stuff building 'government' computers...
  12. Ski52


    They may not be gone... Keep ya posted..
  13. Ski52


    Well, I think I finally got rid of them! The fan in the car quit - no air, no heat zip... made the car almost undriveable. Took the fan out, it was jammed with ?stuff? Most of it was the cabin air filter, the one you never hear of. This is what was left... Vacuumed all the remnants out, and cleaned up under the hood where they had chewed some foam rubber sealing pieces and some other rubber stuff - also cleaned out the 'nest' in the airbox below the air filter. Left everything for 2 days. No signs of activity. Before, I would clean it up and start over again the next day. Rok, your trap was a little big to put under the hood of the car, I still may put one out back near the shed tho. I bought a couple of battery (C cells) power high pitched - 12Khz - 'pest chasers'. Mounted one under the hood and tossed the other inside the car - it"s for my truck, but later. They work! I can't hear then, even with my hearing aids cranked up, but my son and the neighbor's kid can ... So for now, they're gone. If they return, I'm gonna call an exterminator, I aint going thru this again!! Now... to handle the stink!!!
  14. Ski52


    Don't know where to put this, so I'll start here. Been in my house for 31+ years, never had a known problem - until about 8 - 10 mo ago. Rats are in my shed, I can probably take care of that, but as of about 2 months ago, they have taken up residence in both my truck and car, under the hood. I never would have known if it wasn't for my dog. She won't stay away from the wheel wells. They are in my neighbor's cars/trucks also. My son and me were looking under the hood of my truck last evening, and he says '....look at this little SOB looking right back at me!!!' they were in the recess where the hood hinges hide. They have disabled Bill's mower by chewing thru the gas lines. I searched and bought some 'pet friendly' rat poison - Rat-X. But they just seem to think I'm feeding them. I have ordered 2 electronic devices that are supposed to work - we'll see. But until they get here, I don't know what to do. I don't need them chewing cables and hoses. Home Depot & Lowes sell different types of poisons, but I don't want to kill off all the dogs, cats and small kids in the neighborhood. If I can't find a way, I'll do what no one else will try - I'll call an exterminator, but I think that is just putting a band-aid on an amputation. Old wife's tale - Irish Spring bar soap. They don't like the smell. Got some, I'm gonna run it thru the cheese grater and spread it around. I am completely open for other suggestions that are somewhat safe. Last resort is some type of kill spray... really don't want to do that...........yet!
  15. Ski52


    Rok - evidentially you don't rely on Social Security and/or Medicare. My medical situation had deteriorated such that I now have to. Cuz if you did, you would have a problem with 'less than desireables' coming into our back yard and getting the stuff most of us have worked for for over 50 years. We now give away trillions to every third world country on the planet, while we have more homeless and hungry than most of them. We don't need more free riders... The wall... I don't know, my solution not many would go for... line the military up double armed interval along the entire border and shoot anyone that crosses. Wouldn't take about a day or so to stop all the BS. M-16 round is about 0.18$. Thats about all the world will listen to now-a-days. Trump is gonna get his 'wall'...will it keep people out...who knows. But with the monetary situation the US is in, we don't need another 20 or 30K freeloaders! Tongue in cheek. Got this in the e-box today... (too much of it makes sense...) Wal-Mart vs. The Morons 1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart Every hour of every day 2. This works out to $20,928 profit every minute! 3. Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick's Day (March 17th) than Target sells all year. 4. Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target +Sears + Costco + K-Mart combined. 5. Wal-Mart employs 1.6 million people, is the world's largest private employer, and most speak English. 6. Wal-Mart is the largest company in the history of the world. 7. Wal-Mart now sells more food than Kroger and Safeway combined, and keep in mind they did this in only fifteen years 8. During this same period, 31 big supermarket chains sought bankruptcy. 9 Wal-Mart now sells more food than any other store in the world. 10. Wal-Mart has approx 3,900 stores in the USA of which 1,906 are Super Centers; this is 1,000 more than it had five years ago. 11. This year 7.2 billion different purchasing experiences will occur at Wal-Mart stores. (Earth's population is approximately 6.5 Billion.) 12. 90% of all Americans live within fifteen miles of a Wal-Mart. You may think that I am complaining, but I am really laying the ground work for suggesting that MAYBE we should hire the guys who run Wal-Mart to fix the economy. This should be read and understood by all Americans… Democrats, Republicans, EVERYONE!! To the 535 voting members of the Legislature it is now official that the majority of you are corrupt morons: a.. The U.S. Postal Service was established in 1775. You have had 244 years to get it right and it is broke. b.. Social Security was established in 1935. You have had 84 years to get it right and it is broke. c.. Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You have had 81 years to get it right and it is broke. d.. War on Poverty started in 1964. You have had 55 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to "the poor" and they only want more. e.. Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965. You have had 54 years to get it right and they are broke. f.. Freddie Mac was established in 1970. You have had 49 years to get it right and it is broke. g.. The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before. You had 42 years to get it right and it is an abysmal failure. You have FAILED in every "government service" you have shoved down our throats while overspending our tax dollars. AND YOU WANT AMERICANS TO BELIEVE YOU CAN BE TRUSTED WITH A GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM?? Folks, keep this circulating. It is very well stated. Maybe it will end up in the e-mails of some of our "duly elected' (they never read anything) and their staff will clue them in on how Americans feel. AND I know what's wrong. We have lost our minds to "Political Correctness"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Someone please tell me what the HELL's wrong with all the people that run this country!!!!!! We're "broke" & can't help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans,Homeless etc.,??????????? In the last few months we have provided aid to Haiti , Chile , and Turkey ..And now Pakistan ........previous home of bin Laden. Literally, BILLIONS of DOLLARS!!! Our retired seniors living on a 'fixed income' receive no aid nor do they get any breaks… AMERICA: a country where we have homeless without shelter, children going to bed hungry, elderly going without 'needed' meds, and mentally ill without treatment -etc, etc. Imagine if the *GOVERNMENT* gave 'US' the same support they give to other countries. Sad isn't it?
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