Recent content by David McKeal

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    Hard drive runs continually

    Will follow your lead and uninstall Eusing and update Java. Two questions: Do you feel that way about all registry cleaners? Ccleaner?? Norton?? Any others?? What do I do about all the Startup items we disabled? It does seem like one of them may have been problematic. I still have not...
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    Hard drive runs continually

    Just as a followup: I watched screen for several minutes after unticking startups and posting MiniToolbox info and do not see any of the rotating circle (Is there a better name?) activity on screen, but hard drive seems to running just as much. Thanks again for the help. Dave
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    Hard drive runs continually

    Deleting Startup item ticks seems to have stopped circle rotation (disk activity) on desktop but no noticeable difference in HD light blinking on tower. When I listen , I can tell that HD is running almost continuously...but not quite. Printout from Mini Toolbox follows: MiniToolBox by Farbar...
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    Hard drive runs continually

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601] Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. C:\Windows\system32>tasklist Image Name PID Session Name Session# Mem Usage ========================= ======== ================ =========== ============...
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    Hard drive runs continually

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2 OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 530 @ 2.93GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2 Processor Count: 4 RAM: 6071 Mb Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5450, 512 Mb Hard Drives...
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    Hard drive runs continually

    My harddrive runs continually, every few seconds for a few seconds. I've been seeing this for a couple of weeks. I've checked for viruses, run Malwarebytes, fixed registry errors etc but nothing stops the continual running. The only new things installed recently are an HP 5510 network...
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    Bluetooth headset

    Just for the record, I ran the dual audio output question by IOGear and got basically the same answer, i.e. that they knew of no way to have the sound come thru both the ear piece and the internal speakers. Thanks to everyone for all the help. Dave
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    Bluetooth headset

    Thanks for the reply. I wound up taking my "bargain" USB adapter back and buying one from IOGear. It worked fine with the 320 Plantronics earpiece, transfering all sounds, mp3, streaming audio, Window wavs etc. I get a little hiss on 's" sounds but I guess this is the fault of the earpiece. Am I...
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    Bluetooth headset

    I recently added a 320 Plantronics head set to my computer array along with a generic Bluetooth USB adapter so I can listen to MLB (baseball). I got the pairing done successfully and the tests work as do all Windows beeps etc. However, I cannot hear other sounds that normally come thru my...
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    Mouse slow and jerky

    I searched the forum for answers to my problem and came up with some things to check so here is my information. Mouse at times moves jerkily or not at all and then after the system appears to catch up, the mouse returns to normal. Task manager only shows a single item using CPU but it is using...
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    Windows Movie Maker

    When I try to save a movie after editing in Windows Movie Maker 5.1, I almost always get a message that says "Windows Movie Maker cannot save the movie to the specified location. Verify that the original source files used in the movie and still available, that the saving location is available...
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    Backup problem

    Sorry it took me so long. Work sort of gets in the way! Drive Image is still backing up without any hitches. Here's the HJT log. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 8:59:33 PM, on 7/7/2007 Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2...
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    System Restore Checkpoints Very Rare

    My System Restore Checkpoints occur very infrequently (2 in June) despite the fact that I have 6 gigs of space allocated. I get checkpoints when I make changes (new apps etc) but the ones that I think are supposed to occur automatically daily happen only rarely. The two in June are clearly...
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    Backup problem

    Nothing special running in the background that I am aware of. Thanks.
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    Backup problem

    :up: Just for the record and anyone following this thread, the problem with truncated large image files disappeared just as mysteriously as it appeared. I thought maybe I had it pegged to the security app I am using, but that turned out to be a false lead. I basically do not know how long the...
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