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by Yan
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Guild Wars 2 performance mystery deepens.
Replies: 36
Views: 1433

Re: The Guild Wars 2 performance mystery deepens.

Another good reason not to use a Microsoft account, I guess.
by Yan
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Need help with buying a new pc
Replies: 18
Views: 1271

Re: Need help with buying a new pc

This may be useful: Photoshop CC 2018 CPU Performance: AMD Ryzen 2 vs Intel 8th Gen. But note that the GPU they used costs GBP 650 (converting USD to GBP and adding VAT at 20 %), which is half of your total budget.

I can't comment on the accuracy of the information on that page.
by Yan
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: help with usb device please
Replies: 8
Views: 524

Re: help with usb device please

What's your OS?
by Yan
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: upgrading a graphics card
Replies: 40
Views: 2692

Re: upgrading a graphics card

What types of games does she play? Overwatch, Minecraft, Skyrim, Fortnite What is your exact budget? Up to 200 None of the games you mention is particularly demanding. The Econobox Alternative suggests a Gigabyte GeForce GT 1030, $ 90 at NewEgg, and that should do the job. Edit: Your system has a 3...
by Yan
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: DOS sees directories, Windows doesn't
Replies: 21
Views: 1050

Re: DOS sees directories, Windows doesn't

Aranarth wrote:
I think all OS's have their own quirks just some are more glaring with WTF?! moments than others.
OS/2 and Windows ME are shining examples of that.

Windows ME wasn't just quirky, it was crap.
by Yan
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: DOS sees directories, Windows doesn't
Replies: 21
Views: 1050

Re: DOS sees directories, Windows doesn't

I tried removing the driver, but Windows automatically reinstalled it (even though I'd said in "Device and Printers" not to install drivers from Windows update), and I had the same problem. Then I deactivated the driver and reactivated it, and that seems to have solved the problem. Windows...
by Yan
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: DOS sees directories, Windows doesn't
Replies: 21
Views: 1050

Re: DOS sees directories, Windows doesn't

I don't want to derail the thread or deride your process for setting up your computer, but you really shouldn't use the setup CDs that come with motherboards or any other computer product unless absolutely necessary. Just download drivers from the sites that you require. I can't download anything u...
by Yan
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: DOS sees directories, Windows doesn't
Replies: 21
Views: 1050

Re: DOS sees directories, Windows doesn't

If you just want to see the contents, what happens if you right-click on the CD icon and select the option "Open in new window" (or however that works out in French)? Can you now see the same directory structure as the Command Prompt window? It's a good suggestion, but it didn't help. I h...
by Yan
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: DOS sees directories, Windows doesn't
Replies: 21
Views: 1050

DOS sees directories, Windows doesn't

I had to replace my motherboard , and now I have a Asus ROG Strix B350-F Gaming . I have a strange problem with the DVD drive. I can't see the directories with Windows Explorer, but I can see them in a DOS box with dir : http://members.storm.ca/~yan/Capture.JPG I already tried using another SATA cab...
by Yan
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Power on, but no beep, no boot, no output
Replies: 12
Views: 713

Re: Power on, but no beep, no boot, no output

It's confirmed; the motherboard was defective. Thanks to everybody.
by Yan
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Recyble Bin is corrupted
Replies: 15
Views: 1012

Re: Recycle Bin is corrupted

But under Linux, do you only see the directory $RECYCLE.BIN on the D: drive (probably /dev/sda2 under Linux), or do you also see the directory on other drives? If so, please try deleting it everywhere under Linux, no matter what you can do under Windows.
by Yan
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Recyble Bin is corrupted
Replies: 15
Views: 1012

Re: Recyble Bin is corrupted

Try deleting all directories $RECYCLE.BIN on all drives.

What's the name of the sub-directory you can't delete?
by Yan
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Recyble Bin is corrupted
Replies: 15
Views: 1012

Re: Recyble Bin is corrupted

You should be able to see $Recycle.Bin under Linux. What do you mean when you say the recycle bin is corrupted?

Edit: What Linux boot DVD did you use?
by Yan
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Power on, but no beep, no boot, no output
Replies: 12
Views: 713

Re: Power on, but no beep, no boot, no output

And how unusual would it be for the motherboard to fail? ;-)
by Yan
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Power on, but no beep, no boot, no output
Replies: 12
Views: 713

Re: Power on, but no beep, no boot, no output

I literally put the motherboard on its box, with only a PSU, a GPU, and one stick of RAM, then the other. It didn't help. Then I tried another PSU, and it still didn't help. So I guess the only possible causes left are the motherboard and the CPU, right? How do I decide which is the problem; which i...
by Yan
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Power on, but no beep, no boot, no output
Replies: 12
Views: 713

Re: Power on, but no beep, no boot, no output

chuckula wrote:
Does the motherboard have a 7-segment display showing a code?

I didn't know that motherboards themselves could show error codes! The motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-AB350 Gaming 3, and I don't see any code.
by Yan
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Power on, but no beep, no boot, no output
Replies: 12
Views: 713

Re: Power on, but no beep, no boot, no output

just brew it! wrote:
Did this system ever work, or is it a new build?

The system worked until I rebooted and got the result I described.

I wonder what could have suddenly gone wrong.
by Yan
Thu May 31, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Power on, but no beep, no boot, no output
Replies: 12
Views: 713

Power on, but no beep, no boot, no output

My computer turns on: the fans spin, the hard drives turn, the CD tray opens and closes. But there are no beeps, the computer doesn't boot, and there's no monitor output. Things I've tried: - removing and replacing the battery; - removing one stick of RAM, then the other; - disconnecting everything ...
by Yan
Tue May 29, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: remote desktoping
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: remote desktoping

When connecting with Team Viewer the first time, set up "unattended access".
by Yan
Tue May 29, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Is there a software recovering deleted documents and/ or photos?
Replies: 13
Views: 637

Re: Is there a software recovering deleted documents and/ or photos?

There are lots of choices, including expensive data recovery services. As Topinio said, don't boot from the hard drive or write to the hard drive. Use a boot CD or USB instead. I'd suggest Recuva , but it's a Windows program, so you can't use it with a Linux boot CD such as Knoppix . If you don't ha...
by Yan
Thu May 24, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: How to reset no boot W10
Replies: 53
Views: 2057

Re: How to reset no boot W10

The Windows installer will create those partitions automatically. Even if you pick a blank hard drive and click through the installer without creating any partitions. I've certainly forced Windows 7 to use a single partition, by partitioning first and then telling Windows to install in that partiti...
by Yan
Wed May 23, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: How to reset no boot W10
Replies: 53
Views: 2057

Re: How to reset no boot W10

I'd try to recreate the partition you deleted with a program such as TestDisk.

Edit: If you don't have a backup, learn from this experience and have one from now on.
by Yan
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Case selection for silence, on air?
Replies: 25
Views: 5267

Re: Case selection for silence, on air?

My Fractal Design Define R5 is remarkably quiet.
by Yan
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Bitlocker vs Password Protection
Replies: 10
Views: 2963

Re: Bitlocker vs Password Protection

I'd consider Veracrypt instead, because it's open source and portable.
by Yan
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Into the Breach (from FTL creators)
Replies: 17
Views: 2311

Re: Into the Breach (from FTL creators)

I was a huge fan of FTL, but so far I'm disappointed in this game. Right now, I'm particularly disappointed that there seems to be no way to redo the short tutorial at the beginning. I even tried uninstalling the game and installing it again, but I can't return to the tutorial. It seems like a fooli...
by Yan
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 changing language
Replies: 10
Views: 2748

Re: Windows 10 changing language

You should go to Settings > Time & Language > Region & Language to add the language you need. After that, set it as the default language. That doesn't change Windows's display language though, does it? (I know it doesn't on Windows 7, and I assume it also doesn't on Windows 10.)
by Yan
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Computer Failure
Replies: 53
Views: 4470

Re: Computer Failure

Did you accidentally change the monitor settings, so that it expects a DVI or HDMI or whatever input instead of whatever is correct?
by Yan
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Please help a choosing Processor
Replies: 20
Views: 2122

Re: Please help a choosing Processor

eSignal application specs mentioned are just to get started with no data or charts. All the data loads from their servers as you open charts So the vendor's specifications aren't valid if you actually want to use the program? Okay. (Not relevant to your problem, but I'd tell this kind of vendor to ...
by Yan
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Please help a choosing Processor
Replies: 20
Views: 2122

Re: Please help a choosing Processor

Well, an i7 has at least two cores. ;-) But I agree that the vendor is probably full of crap, if only because he requires only 250 MB of disk space.
by Yan
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Please help a choosing Processor
Replies: 20
Views: 2122

Re: Please help a choosing Processor

The program's vendor has several products, and for the most expensive, it says : System Requirements -- Power User Windows 8, Windows 7 (64-bit) Intel® Core™ i7 (3.2 GHz or faster) 8 GB RAM 250 MB available hard disk space DSL or cable modem (8 Mbps or faster) So the user's proposed system is gross ...
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