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  • Birthday 03/17/1960

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  1. Recently, several Windows 10 machines are finding themselves having issues with their USB keyboard and/or mouse not working. I had this occur last Monday and I was and am running the most current version of Windows 10: 16299.248 In any event, in order to get it all back, I did a repair install using the Windows 10 media Creation Tool: Media Creation Tool: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 Some others have gone in and rolled back the last Windows update to be able to get things working again. So now that it's all back and running properly I went looking to see if there is a way to prevent this from happening again to my USB keyboard and/or mouse. I ran across this setting and have implemented it. Configure Power Management Settings on Windows 10 Creators Update Modifying the Power Management settings is a workable fix to troubleshooting USB not recognized or not working hitches for Windows Creators Update since Windows machine will turn off the USB controllers to save power. I'm not sure if this will prevent these issues that Microsoft is causing when our USB ports suddenly stop working, but it's worth a try. To disable it, follow below steps. 1. Open Device Manger. 2. Expand the Universal Serial Bus controllers item. 3. Double-click the USB Root Hub device and then turn to the Power Management tab. (if there’s more than one USB Root Hub device, repeat these steps.) 4. Uncheck the Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power, and then click OK. In any event, I haven't had any repeat issues, and don't know if this tweak will help, but I know that it isn't hurting anything to try. Just wanted to pass this on. Y
  2. By default, the scan registry function is "OFF" in the PC Matic scans. If you wish to use the utility, then go into Options and turn on "Scan Registry Fixes". The registry utility in PC Matic is very light. It does remove some orphaned entries, but primarily concentrates on optimizing the correlations between what is installed and what is represented in the registry, making sure that application paths are correct, etc. This is from the log file in my last scan: [6:04:32 PM] +++ Registry +++ [6:04:32 PM] $ CLSIDs EntriesFixedCount 0 [6:04:32 PM] $ Progids EntriesFixedCount 0 [6:04:32 PM] $ AppPaths EntriesFixedCount 0 [6:04:32 PM] $ Typelibs EntriesFixedCount 0 [6:04:32 PM] $ Interfaces EntriesFixedCount 0 [6:04:33 PM] $ MUICaches EntriesFixedCount 0 [6:04:33 PM] $ AddRemoves EntriesFixedCount 0 [6:04:33 PM] $ SharedDLLs EntriesFixedCount 0 [6:04:33 PM] $ ModuleUsage EntriesFixedCount 0 [6:04:33 PM] $ AppOpens EntriesFixedCount 0 [6:04:33 PM] $ ARPCaches EntriesFixedCount 0 [6:04:33 PM] $ MenuOrders EntriesFixedCount 0 It's not so much a "cleaner" as it is a check to insure that what is installed is properly represented and pointing to the right places in the registry. Y
  3. PCMatic website link to Forumnot working

    Thanks for the info. I'll let our web developer know of these issues. Appreciated Y
  4. My life time member ship

    Hi Bruce To reinstall PC Matic or install the program on an additional computer, download and install the program by clicking the link below: http://pcmatic.com/download Once the program is installed, launch the application, and login to run the scan. For PC Matic, you only need to login with the same registered email address , and password as was previously used for the original installation. Do not click on the 'Register' or 'Edit' option or otherwise try to use the license key again. To reset your password click the link below: http://www.pcpitstop.com/support/#/kb/login-issue If you do not receive the link to reset the password in just a few minutes, be sure to check your junk mail folders both on the local email client and also at the online email program. Y
  5. Long Scan Time

    Hi Bobby Please open PC Matic and click on Options>Scan Options and check that the Type of Malware Scan is set to Quick and not Full. Be sure to click on the red Save button before closing the Options screen. Full will scan every file on the computer and can literally take hours. Quick will find 99% of all malware that could be hiding on the computer but should run in much less time. Please let us know if that does not resolve the issue. Y
  6. Windows 10 blank screen issue

    Sounds entirely like a Windows update issue, where it is trying to install in the background and doesn't have the courtesy to let you know that it is doing so. Click Start> Settings> Updates and Security See if there are updates available and if you can get them installed. Y
  7. Hi John, There was quite a bit of debate going on among the Super Shield team recently about software developers like iObit and Slimware and others how they are steadily moving themselves away from "less than respectable" with their installers and even their digital signatures. The decision was made to add them to our black list and to start removing these adware generating applications. This is why, those items that you had suspected had been removed previously were still lurking and then removed by these latest scans. For those who wish to continue using these types of programs, they can be white listed locally through Super Shield and allowed to run, but we do not recommend this. Glad that you got this stuff flushed out of there, John. Y
  8. caintry boy

    So very stylish! Now, I know you've been through the ringer and all, but let me advise you to get that dang table cleaned up before Juliet or Jacee come wandering through here. Those girls will tan your hide for making such a mess of that beautiful table. Besides, it'll give you more room to put both feet up. Y
  9. Friday Night Video's

    No, but one that he told me about. Y
  10. Friday Night Video's

    Tesseract ~ Nocturne Y
  11. Transfer PCMatic to new PC

    To the right of the computer name on the first screen of PC Matic is an option to remove any computer that has not been optimized within the last 60 days. Computers that have been on the license more than 90 days can be removed without having to wait 60 days from the last scan and clean. Just click on the "X". If you are unable to complete the task because of the time table, just let us know which computer you wish to have removed and we will take it out for you. To reinstall PC Matic or install the program on an additional computer, download and install the program by clicking the link below: http://pcmatic.com/download Once the program is installed, launch the application, and login to run the scan. For PC Matic, you only need to login with the same registered email address , and password as was previously used for the original installation. Do not click on the 'Register' or 'Edit' option or otherwise try to use the license key again. To reset your password click the link below: http://www.pcpitstop.com/support/#/kb/login-issue If you do not receive the link to reset the password in just a few minutes, be sure to check your junk mail folders both on the local email client and also at the online email program. Y
  12. IntelGuy has passed away

    Hiya Inp Yep, we miss him dearly around here and your friendly face as well. Nice to see you stopping by, but sorry the news is so bad. Y
  13. Inaccessible Boot Device-Win10

    This has been working for a handful that I've been in contact with. (thanks to Jeff for the link ) https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-performance/inaccessible-boot-device-error-cause-fix/8950ec0c-8502-4af4-aca6-be0e41fe463b?auth=1 Boot Windows 10 (from media or computer) Go to Repair Go to Tools/Options to get a command prompt. Confirm the drive letter for the Windows image. Usually D: –> dir d: If able to boot to command prompt in Windows, then the Windows image may be shown in C: --> dir c: Run the following to view the installed packages which will also show a date of install. Dism /Image:D:\ /Get-Packages Find the package(s) that were just installed by date. Run the following command on the last installed package: example: dism.exe /image:d:\ /remove-package /packagename:Package_for_KB4014329~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.1.0 Reboot. The patch that caused my issue was from 1/6/18 or 1/10/18 Remove the latest windows update entry with Rollup Fix in it's name. Once complete, close command prompt, turn off computer. Power back up. You should be back into WIN10. If you still receive BSOD, rinse and repeat with the next latest update, try it again. You'll eventually boot right back into WIN10. Y
  14. Is there a new virus out there

    Looks like Microsoft is finally taking some responsibility. They released a patch to put a stop to their destructive updates. Unfortunately, the patch has to be applied manually. Here's the information and download links: M$ Fix Patch (KB4078130): https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4078130/update-to-disable-mitigation-against-spectre-variant-2 Download from Microsoft: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4078130 Y
  15. 2 terr byte h/d not seen in win 10

    Hi Bob, In Cortana, type: diskmgr Click on the search results up at the top. Does the drive show there? If so, right click it and give it a letter. You should then be able to format and use as you wish. Y
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