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  1. Thanks YOSC. I am looking at the 3200 refurbished...

    Thanks YOSC. I am looking at the 3200 refurbished at around $55. Will these work OK without having to change the firmware to tomato?

    Will I be able to switch the wifi access on/off without...
  2. Need to buy a new router in which wifi can be turned off and on

    I mainly use a desktop PC with wired networking only, and occasionally would like to use my android phone or laptop using wifi connection.

    So I would like to be able to keep the wi-fi turned off...
  3. Hi YOSC! Can you suggest a good router to buy? I...

    Hi YOSC! Can you suggest a good router to buy? I would prefer a wireless router that also has 4 ports for wired connections.
  4. Does the forum not allow paragraphs and...

    Does the forum not allow paragraphs and formatting any longer? I had formatted the above post with many paragraphs, but all the formatting is lost when I save the post.

    edited to add:
    I exited...
  5. Router keeps losing connection to the cable modem

    I have a 10 year old Nexland ISB SOHO router connected to the cable modem provided by Comcast.


    For the past three months, for one or two days continuously the following problem happens. The...
  6. Came with the system. I had no choice for the...

    Came with the system. I had no choice for the configuration I needed at the price I wanted it for. My gripe with the system is that it is 64 bit. I wish I could have gotten the 32 bit version for...
  7. Damned thing went back again to "not activated"...

    Damned thing went back again to "not activated" status after a reboot. I went to the control panel and saw that the service was set for "Manual" start. I changed it to automatic and started the...
  8. My system is activated now, but I would probably...

    My system is activated now, but I would probably try to reinstall on some weekend just to get rid of the Dell junk like the "Dell Dock" etc. My system startup also is very very slow (5 to 7 minutes...
  9. Thank you! The link worked for me. I was...

    Thank you! The link worked for me.

    I was instructed to start the software licensing service by running the dos prompt as administrator, and then running "net start slsvc ".

    I did this and:...
  10. So what should be my course of action at this...

    So what should be my course of action at this point?

    I got the message again today. Also MSE gave me a message "you may be a victim of software counterfeiting. Microsoft Security Essentials will...
  11. I have MSE installed and scan the HD every...

    I have MSE installed and scan the HD every weekend.

    I have never installed Vista before. Does it really take only 2 hours to install? In my older machine I had Win2K and it used to take at least...
  12. Do you mean it could be spyware/virus...

    Do you mean it could be spyware/virus masquerading as a windows alert?

    But still, when I go to "Computer"-> right click -> "Properties", the window says "This copy of windows is not activated....
  13. Actually every time this problem happens, I...

    Actually every time this problem happens, I reboot the PC, and Windows starts working fine and I see that even windows update works fine. The desktop background still remains black, but I am able to...
  14. Dell preinstalled Vista suddenly goes to black screen and says "Not Genuine"

    I bought my Dell Quad Core Inspiron desktop in March last year with 64 bit vista home premium preinstalled. It has been working fine until recently it suddenly made the desktop background black with...
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    Is there any setting I need to turn on for the...

    Is there any setting I need to turn on for the auto update to happen? Or does it happen via windows update?
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    I have been running MSE for the past few days and...

    I have been running MSE for the past few days and here are some areas that I wish Microsoft will improve:



    Updates cannot be scheduled. I have to manually hit "Update" every day. I do a full...
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    PC Mag does not seem to like this product:...

    PC Mag does not seem to like this product:
    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2353386,00.asp

    Any thoughts?
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    I had not heard of MSE until now (haven't been...

    I had not heard of MSE until now (haven't been keeping up to date on the news lately). Based on the advice of YOSC & cabledude, I am going to give it a whirl.:thumb:
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    Question on free Norton AV from Comcast

    I just noticed this at the comcast site while paying my bill:

    "Comcast customers can now get Norton™ Security. It protects your computer, files and identity without slowing you down. Plus, get...
  20. Testdisk was helpful in restoring the MFT. The 3...

    Testdisk was helpful in restoring the MFT. The 3 partitions became visible after using testdisk, but only the first two were accessible. The last partition was totally inaccessible until I used HDD &...
  21. You're most welcome :thumb:

    You're most welcome :thumb:
  22. Got most of my files back with a combo of HDD...

    Got most of my files back with a combo of HDD regen & GetDataBackFromNTFS. In the end it was GetDataBackFromNTFS that retrieved my files for me, but HDD had recovered a lot of bad sectors. Thanks to...
  23. I have had trouble only with the retail units of...

    I have had trouble only with the retail units of WDC and seagate. The Western Digital drive that went bad on me currently is only one and a half years old and I bought it from BestBuy.

    On the...
  24. Still some 150 hours more for HDD regenerator to...

    Still some 150 hours more for HDD regenerator to finish. It apppears that the entire 320 GB HD has bad sectors.

    While I am waiting for this to finish I want to order my new HD from newegg. I have...
  25. Actually I had to kill GetDataBack midway because...

    Actually I had to kill GetDataBack midway because it was choking on the bad sectors. I made a prayer and started HDD regenerator again and this time it started working and it has been running for the...
  26. I restarted the process again yesterday and got...

    I restarted the process again yesterday and got lucky. It has been running for 18 hours now and will take another 4 days to finish. I will let it run and see what happens.
  27. I downloaded the HirenBootCD and kicked off the...

    I downloaded the HirenBootCD and kicked off the HDD Regenerator and let it run overnight. It was still running in the morning having completed 50%. I needed to use the PC to check email (I have the...
  28. THis is great. Is the HDD regenerator on the CD a...

    THis is great. Is the HDD regenerator on the CD a demo version, or is it the full version (or is this a question I am not supposed to ask ;) )?
  29. Hi mnosteele. This drive boots and works normally...

    Hi mnosteele. This drive boots and works normally except that I am not able to access the last partition on the drive. Initially when this problem occurred, only C: was accessible, but with TestDisk,...
  30. Unfortunately it is too late. I have already done...

    Unfortunately it is too late. I have already done that and there is no way to undo this....
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