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Post by tompony » Wed May 15, 2013 2:05 pm

What browser are you using? I had a thing with Firefox a while ago where, when I attempted to download anything, it tried to scan it with a virus-checking add on that I had turned off, and since it couldn't scan it, it just deleted it with no notification that it had done anything.

It took me ages to work out what it was doing. Happy days.

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Post by a layer of chips » Wed May 15, 2013 2:08 pm

Yep, I'm using Firefox... how did you turn that back on, do you remember?

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Post by a layer of chips » Tue May 21, 2013 8:32 pm

Crikey - me again.

On Outlook, I can receive emails, but when try and send I get this error.
Error is [0x80004005-00000000-00000000].

Anyone got any ideas?

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Post by Gordon » Wed May 22, 2013 7:20 am

Are you sending to a large list? I've been googling your error but it seems complicated. Are you using an exchange server and do you have a massive mailbox?
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Post by a layer of chips » Wed May 22, 2013 8:17 am

Yeah, I did, and I did the same. I'm onto the people who look after the network this morning. Cheers, Gordon.

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Post by northernlight » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:13 pm

I was wondering if any anorak folk might be able to help me out with a wee technical query?

I have recently been having a bit of a clear out, where I have found a nice pile of videotapes containing old clips from music shows in the early 00s/ 90s. You know - that time when music shows existed!!

I am able to put this onto DVD - but would be interested in putting some of this onto youtube, as I am pretty certain that some of what I have hasn't been uploaded there yet.

Has anyone here done this before? I would be using an Applemac. I am thinking that I need some sort of software to do this. I am however not that technically minded and really would appreciate any guidance on this.

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Post by This Is Helena » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:59 am

northernlight wrote:I was wondering if any anorak folk might be able to help me out with a wee technical query?

I have recently been having a bit of a clear out, where I have found a nice pile of videotapes containing old clips from music shows in the early 00s/ 90s. You know - that time when music shows existed!!

I am able to put this onto DVD - but would be interested in putting some of this onto youtube, as I am pretty certain that some of what I have hasn't been uploaded there yet.

Has anyone here done this before? I would be using an Applemac. I am thinking that I need some sort of software to do this. I am however not that technically minded and really would appreciate any guidance on this.
You will probably need a video capture device. Something like this:http://store.apple.com/uk/product/TW129ZM/A

You can find something cheaper with a bit of searching.
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Post by sweepingthenation » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:11 pm

Potential for a sensationally stupid question ahead...

The external drive on which my backup and old files - almost all my mp3s, loads of videos off UKNova, bits of old websites, about eight years of online archive - were stored fell off a table a couple of nights ago and now won't work, both in failure to connect to the PC and the power light going off after a few seconds. I'm told that while the drive itself is likely beyond repair it's possible, if I get a new drive, to transfer the data from the old drive (if it's undamaged) to the new one. How would that be done if the files can't be accessed the normal way?

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Post by Gordon » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:47 pm

Something similar happened to me, and it was actually the drive enclosure that was broken not the drive. If you can pop the drive out and either plug it into a desktop computer or buy a new enclosure (and they are quite cheap), you may find everything is aok.
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Post by Tomb » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:11 pm

I picked up a decent powered USB enclosure from PC World (or is it Curry's now?) the other day for less than £15. It takes both sata and ide drives.

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Post by humblebee » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:56 am

Looks like we need to buy a new wireless router thing. Anyone know anything about them? The old one is years old. It doesn't look like there's anything up with it but our wifi has stopped working and the ISP says we need to replace it.

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Post by sweepingthenation » Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:10 am

Turns out it wasn't the enclosure and the hard drive is dead. Luckily it seems I only copied rather than transferred the files over when I changed laptop in 2009 so a lot of older stuff has been recovered, but I can't say I'm looking forward to the amount of searching and downloading I'd have to do. (Erm, if anyone's still got the first STN charity compilation I put out two years ago...)

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Post by Trev » Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:46 am

sweepingthenation wrote:Turns out it wasn't the enclosure and the hard drive is dead. Luckily it seems I only copied rather than transferred the files over when I changed laptop in 2009 so a lot of older stuff has been recovered, but I can't say I'm looking forward to the amount of searching and downloading I'd have to do. (Erm, if anyone's still got the first STN charity compilation I put out two years ago...)
Did you try freezing the broken hard drive?

Seriously.

http://www.datarecoverypros.com/hard-dr ... reeze.html
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Post by Tomb » Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:35 am

Trev wrote:Did you try freezing the broken hard drive?
Ha - that reminds me that some people have had success after heating their failed hard drives in a preheated oven for up to five minutes in order to do the same thing. Serve with "chips".

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Post by Trev » Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:39 am

Tomb wrote:
Trev wrote:Did you try freezing the broken hard drive?
Ha - that reminds me that some people have had success after heating their failed hard drives in a preheated oven for up to five minutes in order to do the same thing. Serve with "chips".
:-)

The freezing one actually works for some HD failures. I've done it myself to recover data from a busted drive.
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Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:47 pm

I've just moved house, and am having a weird old time with the broadband.

The wi-fi connection is always fine, but my laptop is having odd connectivity issues. Sometimes it drops completely, but more often it'll just take against a certain website or websites (now for example, it'll let me on here and Facebook, but not on Twitter or Google). When it's not letting me on the net at all, other web using applications are connecting fine (uTorrent for example).

My phone and ipod can connect absolutely fine, so it seems to be a problem with the laptop. I just don't know what. Any suggestions?

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Post by Trev » Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:21 am

First thing I'd try is clearing your DNS cache.

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Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:44 am

Trev wrote:First thing I'd try is clearing your DNS cache.
Cheers. I'll give it a bash when I get home.

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Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:20 pm

Trev wrote:First thing I'd try is clearing your DNS cache.
That doesn't seem to have done it.

Dunno if it helps with a diagnosis, but the internet light on the router is solid until my laptop connects, at which point it starts flashing like a bastard.

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