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Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance 29489

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,429 Tool Carrying Linux User - I'm Iron Man!!!
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #60 on: October 14, 2013, 05:56:08 PM »
Hi, Detron.

This is a great, great thread; and just like to step in and thank you for this selfless contribution to help and share many cool wares.

1)  A while ago, I was also look a freeware to monitor a few in-home ip cams, I paid for an apps on my android phone called 'ip cam viewer' which does work wonder(very simple to set up, pretty much just choose the right model, type in the ip address and password, and it will work itself out)

I browsed thru the FAQ for Zoneminder, and it seems like it will work on linux, but anyway this or any recommend wares would work on PC as well?  Anything simple that a layman like me can figure it out?


2) I had been using a 1T backup removable harddisk to backup different data from different sources, and somewhere I probably copied some old, old files that is causing some disk problem--now everytime I plug that into an usb port, the PC kept reminding me:

"Do you want to scan and fix XXX HDD?

There might be a problem with some files on this device or disc.  This can happen if you remove the device or disc before all files have been written to it.

Scan and fix (recommended)
This will prevent future problems when copying files to this device or dics.

Continue without scanning"

However, if I choose "scan and fix", the little program just kept on running for a long time without ever coming up with an solution.  Anything you do recommend to fix possibly broken files/folders in a removable harddisk?


Thank you in advance!  :poh: :salute:


1.  not sure of a windows solution that is good and free (I have not tested any personally) , but this might be a place to start
http://www.ispyconnect.com/

2.  I use Windows only a little, but I know I have a Flash drive that does the same thing when connected to Windows.  I just hit continue without scanning

If I can help, let me know 
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Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #61 on: October 14, 2013, 07:52:04 PM »
Thanks Detron, I will be checking out the ispyconnect to see how it works.  And in terms of the messed up files/folder, I am currently copying those files onto my PC, batch by batch, and like to see at what point this annoying message start to display.  Then I will single out the files/folders that are giving me problems and see whether I could delete them for good.  A very painful but hopefully fruitful process.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,429 Tool Carrying Linux User - I'm Iron Man!!!
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #62 on: October 14, 2013, 07:56:15 PM »
no problem,  the Scan / don't scan does not bother me, because 95% of the time I am in Linux, and it does not complain, and everything works as it should

If I can help, let me know 
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Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #63 on: October 14, 2013, 08:04:51 PM »
no problem,  the Scan / don't scan does not bother me, because 95% of the time I am in Linux, and it does not complain, and everything works as it should

Man, that just sounds like a dream...I knew I kept saying it for the past 15 years, but someday I gonna migrate to linux.  That in itself is the biggest tips of all, Thanks! :tu:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,429 Tool Carrying Linux User - I'm Iron Man!!!
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #64 on: October 14, 2013, 08:07:40 PM »
Even if Linux was not free,  I would still use it.   If you are a main stream gamer,  there are hurdles,   but you can easily dual boot Windows and Linux

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Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #65 on: October 14, 2013, 08:52:07 PM »
I'm in Linux 95% of the time myself.

It's great when games I like actually work properly in Wine and I don't have to reboot :D

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,429 Tool Carrying Linux User - I'm Iron Man!!!
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #66 on: October 14, 2013, 10:27:54 PM »
I play DOOM and DOOM II in Linux under Skulltag.  I love emulators too.

that covers my gaming needs other than solitaire or something small once in a while

If I can help, let me know 
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Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #67 on: October 17, 2013, 06:31:28 PM »
I inherited a Gateway NAV50 that had the "Internet Security" malware on it. The previous owner had no idea what was wrong and could do nothing with it. After some research I used the Windows System Restore and thought that was easy. However now the Windows 7 Starter software is not working right. It is extremely slow and the WiFi internet connection keeps dropping and it will not update when it does connect. Any ideas?



Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,429 Tool Carrying Linux User - I'm Iron Man!!!
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #68 on: October 17, 2013, 06:59:50 PM »
I inherited a Gateway NAV50 that had the "Internet Security" malware on it. The previous owner had no idea what was wrong and could do nothing with it. After some research I used the Windows System Restore and thought that was easy. However now the Windows 7 Starter software is not working right. It is extremely slow and the WiFi internet connection keeps dropping and it will not update when it does connect. Any ideas?



here is a link I have used to help with this exact malware in the past
http://malwaretips.com/bl...et-security-virus-removal

or just load Linux on it and be done!!
« Last Edit: October 17, 2013, 08:35:49 PM by enki_ck »

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Global Moderator Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 19,999 I may get older but I refuse to grow up.
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #69 on: October 17, 2013, 08:37:11 PM »
Detron, sorry about the edit, your link was broken, double "http://" in the url.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,429 Tool Carrying Linux User - I'm Iron Man!!!
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #70 on: October 17, 2013, 08:58:21 PM »
Detron, sorry about the edit, your link was broken, double "http://" in the url.

Thanks,   not sure how I goofed that up,  but thanks

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Global Moderator Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 19,999 I may get older but I refuse to grow up.
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #71 on: October 17, 2013, 09:09:05 PM »
Detron, sorry about the edit, your link was broken, double "http://" in the url.

Thanks,   not sure how I goofed that up,  but thanks

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Thank you for helping. :cheers:
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Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #72 on: October 17, 2013, 09:10:29 PM »
Well, as I mentioned the virus is gone by way of using System Restore but it is the Windows 7 Starter software that seems unstable now. I am attempting to use System Restore again and go back to start over but now even that is not working correctly.  :(

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,429 Tool Carrying Linux User - I'm Iron Man!!!
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #73 on: October 17, 2013, 09:13:38 PM »
sorry,  I was in a hurry and did not read fully, however, I will see what I can do to help.

try this link first, and let me know if you get hung up anywhere

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/32523/

If I can help, let me know 
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Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #74 on: October 17, 2013, 09:24:58 PM »
sorry,  I was in a hurry and did not read fully, however, I will see what I can do to help.

try this link first, and let me know if you get hung up anywhere

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/32523/
Hmm..

OK, I am looking at this but the biggest first hangup is I have no disk and the NAV50 is a net book type device with only USB port, and Ethernet port and some flash memory card reader. I have tried System Restore in safe mode and regular mode but each time now it fails. It still boots up but Firefox and Chrome does not work. IE works. The WiFi seems to stay online now. Know any place online I can get it scanned for free? What else to do?  :think:

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,429 Tool Carrying Linux User - I'm Iron Man!!!
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #75 on: October 17, 2013, 10:35:09 PM »
sorry,  I was in a hurry and did not read fully, however, I will see what I can do to help.

try this link first, and let me know if you get hung up anywhere

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/32523/
Hmm..

OK, I am looking at this but the biggest first hangup is I have no disk and the NAV50 is a net book type device with only USB port, and Ethernet port and some flash memory card reader. I have tried System Restore in safe mode and regular mode but each time now it fails. It still boots up but Firefox and Chrome does not work. IE works. The WiFi seems to stay online now. Know any place online I can get it scanned for free? What else to do?  :think:

Ok,   I have a usb dvd drive,  and I have a windows 7 recovery dvd,  but that is little help to you at the moment.    I will research how b or if I can put win 7 rescue onto a flash drive.

I will let youknow more once I have a plan.

If it comes to it,  I will let you borrow the usb dvd drive

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Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #76 on: October 17, 2013, 10:49:56 PM »
Was able to uninstall Firefox but not Chrome. Found some Gateway programs for restore but looks like you need a good clean backup to work with. I can't seem to get the Task Manager up either. Well I will work on it some more later tonight. Gotta go for now. Thanks for the suggestions and tips so far.  :salute:

Global Moderator Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 19,999 I may get older but I refuse to grow up.
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #77 on: October 17, 2013, 10:58:57 PM »
I think lots of those netbooks come with windows preinstalled and have a partition with the Windows installation/repair package hidden.

Maybe you could use that. :think:

Here are a few options of recovering windows on netbooks. (It's for an Asus eeePC but the general idea is the same)

http://www.spemi.com/2009...r-windows-xp-on-asus.html

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Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #78 on: October 18, 2013, 12:15:59 AM »
Thanks! I will look into that later tonight. :salute:

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,429 Tool Carrying Linux User - I'm Iron Man!!!
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #79 on: October 18, 2013, 02:37:17 AM »
this looks very promising as well, and is for Gateway computers.

http://www.ehow.com/how_4...ack-factory-settings.html

If I can help, let me know 
Hero Member Posts: 716 Tupperware Hunter
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #80 on: October 18, 2013, 01:34:41 PM »
If you have access to another computer, you can always download a Windows 7 DVD image and use the official Microsoft tool to deploy it to a flash drive to use to reinstall the system.

Just don't say fecal coagulation.  :twak: - Mr. Whippy
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Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #81 on: October 18, 2013, 11:03:03 PM »
OK, I am finally making some progress on the Gateway Netbook recovery! I followed some of yall's advice and url links but the best thing I found was of course on the Gateway Support website itself! Duh! This url link has been working for me and I am in the process of reinstalling the operating system from the "invisible recovery partition". It takes some time but looks promising. It is back to the windows setup for the first time and seems to be working correctly so far. Thanks for the help guys!  :salute:

Global Moderator Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 19,999 I may get older but I refuse to grow up.
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #82 on: October 18, 2013, 11:20:47 PM »
Glad you found a way. :cheers:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,429 Tool Carrying Linux User - I'm Iron Man!!!
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #83 on: October 18, 2013, 11:25:58 PM »
Yes,  keep us posted.   If I can help,  I will

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Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #84 on: October 19, 2013, 06:32:08 AM »
Well I spoke too soon. The windows operating system reinstall failed and now the unit will not even boot up in any mode. I am looking at making a boot-able  USB drive that will assist in reinstalling the Windows Operating System again. Really sick and tired of it right now so I will mess with it later this weekend some. Maybe I should think about turning it into a Linux box. :P

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,429 Tool Carrying Linux User - I'm Iron Man!!!
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #85 on: October 19, 2013, 06:39:49 AM »
Well I spoke too soon. The windows operating system reinstall failed and now the unit will not even boot up in any mode. I am looking at making a boot-able  USB drive that will assist in reinstalling the Windows Operating System again. Really sick and tired of it right now so I will mess with it later this weekend some. Maybe I should think about turning it into a Linux box. :P

I vote for Linux box!   even if you try to fix Windows later, Linux is awesome!

If I can help, let me know 
Administrator Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 10,860 I am geek, hear me code
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #86 on: October 19, 2013, 09:59:49 AM »
yeah, and if you're working on another win machine this looks like a good option:

http://www.pendrivelinux....-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/

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Hero Member Posts: 716 Tupperware Hunter
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #87 on: October 19, 2013, 10:01:32 AM »
Forget Linux - buy a Mac and get BSD Unix for when you're feeling hardcore, and an easy GUI for when you're not ;)

Just don't say fecal coagulation.  :twak: - Mr. Whippy
Administrator Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 10,860 I am geek, hear me code
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #88 on: October 19, 2013, 10:05:58 AM »
why buy a mac when you have good hardware on hand... also, you can run VMs and Hackintosh anyways if you really feel the need for an OSX environment...

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Hero Member Posts: 716 Tupperware Hunter
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #89 on: October 19, 2013, 11:13:36 AM »
Being of the platform agnostic persuasion as I am (I own at least one of every device with every operating system, including mobile devices) my default response to someones woes with any given system is to recommend they buy the opposite   :D

Just don't say fecal coagulation.  :twak: - Mr. Whippy

 

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