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About troothteller

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  • Birthday 04/07/1952

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  • System Specifications:
    WinXP Pro on Toshiba Satellite A105-S4002 laptop 512 RAM 80G Hard Drive
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    Pit Force Inspector
  1. Disappointing Compared To Past Use

    Microsoft + PCPitstop = Menace. I am going to delete my account. If there is a moderator inspecting this forum, then please at least assist me in deleting my account, including all login information. I do not see an option to do that.
  2. Disappointing Compared To Past Use

    If I knew this site was going to take Micorsoft's side, then I would not have used it in the first place.
  3. Disappointing Compared To Past Use

    aOn my XP in IE8 I got to the page that says "Scan My System," where is asked about 6 times for me to download the ActiveX; but it still did not run. As far as this system goes, no one paid attention to my other thread. Microsoft withdrew support for XP users and has not provided anything good since. Why would anyone want to side with Microsoft?
  4. Disappointing Compared To Past Use

    No, "Let's Go" does not appear. Honestly, since my XP has the problems I am trying to debug, I probably should not try to run the test. My OS must have some damage if I cannot do simple things like bring up my Windows Firewall settings, a feature I should not need because I have a third party firewall, or get rid of Device Manager errors.
  5. Disappointing Compared To Past Use

    To my knowledge there is no 32-Bit IE11 on this computer. Running as Administrator it created a page that looks like garbage especially to the left. Its doing the same thing in Firefox. I took a screenshot in IE11; but don't know how to post it. The screenshot looks pretty big. Having already gotten off my XP, I am not going back there to run this after having had to post here again. It is getting late and I wanted to wrap this up hours ago.
  6. Disappointing Compared To Past Use

    On both computers nothing happens regardless of whether I logged in. It stays on the page "Entering the pit."
  7. Disappointing Compared To Past Use

    What for? I went from IE9, and happy with just that, to IE11 unwillingly under Microsoft intimidation. Microsoft said that users had to upgrade to be able to use their forums which they do not answer, a move probably directed at XP users. Rolling back on IE11 on my Windows 7, which does not have any other problems, will not help with my XP, which runs IE8 with Firefox as default. The XP is the one with problems I am trying to fix.
  8. Disappointing Compared To Past Use

    Since returning to this site over the last week, I have neither been able to run Overdrive on this Windows 7 nor on my Windows XP. One thing that has changed that wasn't true in my past use, I never had to run any browser as Administrator, as if that made a difference.
  9. Disappointing Compared To Past Use

    I am going to have to stop using this site. The Overdrive scan has become so complicated that I quit trying to run it. Had it ran on my Windows XP, I may not have had to start my other thread, which will probably hang unresolved, the way Microsoft runs its forums.
  10. If it helps, someone off the forum site in your Customer Service is trying to figure out why I cannot run Overdrive. However, I would use a driver from your archive if you know of one that solves this problem. This computer is Windows 7, not the one with the problems. I am going over to the XP now to try to setup the static address, which will probably be No, I am not going to ditch XP simply because someone out there thinks we should buy everything new. What's come along since is just as menacing. Many who live abroad think the withdrawal of support for XP is a scheme. Anyway, I cannot follow your advice to change the address of my XP computer as I just tried without loosing my Internet connection altogether, something I suspected.
  11. I forgot to describe my experience defragging. If you want I can post the log. Monday night I started defragging the same computer in Safe Mode. By 8 AM yesterday it was only 42% done. At about 10:15 AM it completed with a message that it could not defrag some files. I thought maybe the file system caused the driver in question to run without recognizing the device. Also, I just checked into this and I am afraid to try any of it. I don't think any of the Window instructions apply because my router probably does it all. The router is a Linksys E1000. During the previous posts I should have said something about your site's scans. I can no longer run Overdrive, which is unfortunate because it might have revealed something important to this thread. Also, I have Driver Alert; but it did not reveal the availability of the relevant driver.
  12. I should probably be thankful that everything works on my wireless network. On July 11th I installed a Western Digital My Cloud wireless network hard drive. Already on my network I have a Konica magicolor 1690MF color laser all-in-one. My host computer runs Windows 7 64-Bit SP1 which shows no detectable problems. However, my remote computer runs Windows XP-Professional SP3. In Device Manager there is a component under Network Adapters called RAS Async Adapter, for which the Microsoft name would be Microsoft Server ActiveSync. My ISP thinks this component is essential to Internet Connections even though many users live with the same problem, not being able to eliminate the yellow "!" I am afraid it might rob that system of resources. It does not connect to any device and rolling back or uninstalling the driver does not work. One thread suggested that allowing it under Windows Firewall might solve the problem. To my surprise, Windows Firewall on my XP was turned on, which I never set to do because I have always installed and enabled third party firewalls, in this case Private Firewall on both my computers. In Control Panel I cannot bring up the settings for Windows Firewall. The error message is that it cannot connect with Windows Firewall/ Internet Connections Service. How should I approach this? I have a huge archive of Registry backups; or I can reboot and choose Last Good Configuration. Help, Juliet!
  13. Disappointing Compared To Past Use

    As long as I am posting for technical support, I thought I would run a scan. I could not remember how to login, but probably would have been able to if the webmaster specified what the user ID consisted of, whole email address vs. just the part before the @.
  14. Multiple Hijacks

    Dear Juliet, thanks for the tip. iLivid will go. Meanwhile, if we are through with AdwCleaner, then I will uninstall it.
  15. Multiple Hijacks

    Dear Juliet, using computermail.net as an example, they never had ads there, but only on this computer after it was infected. The same with National Weather ( with the abbreviation noaa). However, I do not see them now. No, I do not have either iLivid or their toolbar. On my Windows 7 I have the installer; but I never installed iLivid. Thanks for your help. As I said, some of this I invited trying to fix my hanging Windows 7, which on my other thread, I identified to a newly connected HD TV. Additionally, I invited problems from trying to stream video for free, not being a cable TV subscriber.