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by Jaketech
Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Start up issues with my Dell, Help
Replies: 14
Views: 3913

Re: Start up issues with my Dell, Help

If it is the Disk, at least I have everything backed-up... I will get on them links straight away, follow your instructions above and see what results I get, back shortly.

Thanks
by Jaketech
Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: AntiVirus suggestions
Replies: 95
Views: 27497

Re: AntiVirus suggestions

LostCat wrote:
I find Defender good enough for most people but not all.

For the rest, there's always these.

https://www.av-comparatives.org/dynamic-tests/
https://www.av-comparatives.org/performance-tests/


Some very useful sites!! Thanks for sharing!
by Jaketech
Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Start up issues with my Dell, Help
Replies: 14
Views: 3913

Re: Start up issues with my Dell, Help

My Dell has been cleaned to the best of my abilities using the video on YouTube, some rubber gloves and all the tools specified. It really needed a clean and has done the computer some good in terms of airflow and cooling. I also had to re-apply the thermal paste to the heatsink assembly as it was p...
by Jaketech
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Tool to analyze WiFi hotspots
Replies: 39
Views: 6052

Re: Tool to analyze WiFi hotspots

What OS? For Windows, InSSIDer . Version 2 of InSSIDer showed hidden networks. The capability was later removed. It's not difficult to find that version if you want it. Edit: Oh, you did say Windows 10. Agreed with above, got to be the best out there! And don't forget to donate to the developers of...
by Jaketech
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Start up issues with my Dell, Help
Replies: 14
Views: 3913

Re: Start up issues with my Dell, Help

if not, how would I check the "Heatsink/pipe" to make sure that, that isn't what is causing the problem?? Complete disassembly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT-sSpw1egU You basically need only 00:00-02:00 (disks removal and rear cover disassembly), then 12:20-12:50 (heatsink removal). ...
by Jaketech
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 will soon run Edge in a virtual machine
Replies: 8
Views: 2753

Re: Windows 10 will soon run Edge in a virtual machine

Edge just seem's to give me no end of problems the first being how slow it is, One simply does not have that many hours in the day to wait around for Edge to work it's stuffing out haha
by Jaketech
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Spyware/Adware/Malware/etc. - Read Me first.
Replies: 39
Views: 69579

Re: Spyware/Adware/Malware/etc. - Read Me first.

There is so much more out there than what I thought. Here I am using things like AVG and Malware-bytes and there are all these others that actually do the job.... Thanks for sharing this guys
by Jaketech
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Start up issues with my Dell, Help
Replies: 14
Views: 3913

Re: Start up issues with my Dell, Help

I will tackle getting the fans and vents cleaned out first hoping that this is the problem if not, how would I check the "Heatsink/pipe" to make sure that, that isn't what is causing the problem?? After the cleaning and making sure my components are all in good order, I will then go ahead ...
by Jaketech
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Start up issues with my Dell, Help
Replies: 14
Views: 3913

Start up issues with my Dell, Help

Hey Tech Report forum, just the guys I need to be speaking to! I wasn't sure where to post this in the "Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling", "Processors" etc so if it would go better somewhere else just let me know guys and I will get it moved to a more specific section but Ge...
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