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Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software Yesterday, 19:07
Replies: 21
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Nothing to do with XP. Your computer is broken...

Nothing to do with XP. Your computer is broken and needs to be fixed or replaced.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 09-09-2014, 12:09
Replies: 22
Views: 1,331
Posted By max99
A bit drastic to change the PC. Try another...

A bit drastic to change the PC. Try another soundcard first, it'll only cost a few quid. You can even try a USB soundcard or USB speakers if you're not happy about opening up the machine.

But before...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 29-08-2014, 14:36
Replies: 21
Views: 1,174
Posted By max99
Quick answer is that a factory reset is like an...

Quick answer is that a factory reset is like an automated version of formatting and reinstalling Windows, drivers and miscellaneous software. It simplifies the entire process for the non-techy people...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 17-08-2014, 14:03
Replies: 13
Views: 1,069
Posted By max99
Does it only ever happen on Yahoo, or do you...

Does it only ever happen on Yahoo, or do you spend most of your time on the Yahoo football pages and simply haven't noticed it happening on any other sites?
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 17-08-2014, 13:38
Replies: 23
Views: 1,727
Posted By max99
Bear in mind that even the very best AV can only...

Bear in mind that even the very best AV can only do so much and is pretty much useless when coupled with an inexperienced or careless user - especially when faced with the massive amount of rogue...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 17-08-2014, 13:14
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Posted By max99
SumatraPDF gives the same error message. Foxit...

SumatraPDF gives the same error message. Foxit Reader opens it very slowly and then only displays the first section.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 13-08-2014, 12:40
Replies: 42
Views: 3,496
Posted By max99
Forget the monitor, what you need is a TARDIS.

Forget the monitor, what you need is a TARDIS.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 12-08-2014, 12:17
Replies: 20
Views: 1,790
Posted By max99
It all depends on the user and the way they...

It all depends on the user and the way they actually use the machine. For some, it will make a huge difference. For others, it won't be worth the cost and effort.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 10-08-2014, 14:03
Replies: 6
Views: 1,755
Posted By max99
It's usually the background programs and browser...

It's usually the background programs and browser extensions which cause more issues, so go back into CCleaner and do the same on the Startup Tab (Windows, Browsers, Scheduled Tasks).

Apart from all...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 05-08-2014, 16:26
Replies: 4
Views: 844
Posted By max99
I hope you didn't make the common mistake of...

I hope you didn't make the common mistake of moving the files to the USB stick instead of copying them? You should always have (at least) two copies of all important data, so having only one copy on...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 05-08-2014, 16:08
Replies: 9
Views: 1,743
Posted By max99
That's what I did, but it still kept coming back....

That's what I did, but it still kept coming back. Do a couple of reboots, just to be sure.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 05-08-2014, 01:44
Replies: 9
Views: 1,743
Posted By max99
Came across exactly the same thing on a machine a...

Came across exactly the same thing on a machine a couple of months ago. Various scans and manually tracking down and deleting the reg entries and extension folders didn't work. It was a pretty...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 04-08-2014, 12:23
Replies: 24
Views: 2,201
Posted By max99
Very helpful advice. I usually cringe when a...

Very helpful advice. I usually cringe when a newbie asks about Linux and they immediately get bombarded by a dozen different versions and desktops to choose from. The Linux enthusiasts are often they...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 26-07-2014, 14:03
Replies: 75
Views: 4,426
Posted By max99
And there's the difference. Just how...

And there's the difference. Just how capable/interested would they be if you weren't around? Having someone checking their machines and advising them on various issues can make all the difference...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 09-07-2014, 15:51
Replies: 23
Views: 1,853
Posted By max99
He would then need to spend the rest of his money...

He would then need to spend the rest of his money teaching people not to be so careless and clueless when it comes to technology. Unfortunately, there's not enough money in the world to do that.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 08-07-2014, 21:19
Replies: 12
Views: 1,378
Posted By max99
Your problems all seem to stem from the fact that...

Your problems all seem to stem from the fact that you're making the same mistake as many other 'non-technical' users and unintentionally downloading malware/scamware/crapware/scareware. This is...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 26-05-2014, 12:24
Replies: 15
Views: 1,609
Posted By max99
Resetting the browser is only one part of the...

Resetting the browser is only one part of the solution. You should now also run scans with AdwCleaner and Malwarebytes.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 25-05-2014, 13:26
Replies: 15
Views: 1,609
Posted By max99
That's an extremely useful guide and should be...

That's an extremely useful guide and should be posted as the default advice for anyone asking about malware removal.

AdwCleaner, Junkware Removal Tool and Malwarebytes are three essential tools for...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 24-05-2014, 17:04
Replies: 12
Views: 1,080
Posted By max99
Removing the malware is often the easy part....

Removing the malware is often the easy part. Repairing the damage that has been left behind, not so much. Hence why the removal instructions you found are so detailed and lengthy - a full and...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 24-05-2014, 13:28
Replies: 10
Views: 1,180
Posted By max99
Ensure you've removed any USB sticks or external...

Ensure you've removed any USB sticks or external drives. On some machines they can cause various booting hangs and errors.

Fixing an old, slow, cluttered, malware-ridden machine is time consuming...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 05-05-2014, 13:57
Replies: 32
Views: 1,989
Posted By max99
Post the exact wording or a screenshot of the...

Post the exact wording or a screenshot of the 'bullying and threatening messages' so that we can establish if they are just standard MS notifications.

Also post details of exactly what is written on...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 24-04-2014, 13:14
Replies: 22
Views: 1,984
Posted By max99
The machine will be returned to the way it was...

The machine will be returned to the way it was when first bought, so you would lose everything. If you have any important files which aren't backed up, now is the time to do so. Backing up should be...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 24-04-2014, 12:31
Replies: 22
Views: 1,984
Posted By max99
The malware has set Group Policy Restrictions on...

The malware has set Group Policy Restrictions on your security software, so this will make things a little more difficult for you. Chances are, other Windows features will also have been disabled. As...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 17-02-2014, 12:50
Replies: 77
Views: 4,414
Posted By max99
As the OP has posted previously about Internet...

As the OP has posted previously about Internet connection issues, this is the first thing that needs to be established.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 23-01-2014, 15:52
Replies: 157
Views: 15,282
Posted By max99
You really should look into using something like...

You really should look into using something like TeamViewer (http://www.teamviewer.com/en/index.aspx)to log in and control the machine remotely. As long as you can get them to run a small .exe file...
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