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November 7, 2013 by RedneckDude
Guys, I ran SFC Scannow, in an admin cmd. prompt. I get this message:


Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
(c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\WINDOWS\system32>sfc /scannow

Beginning system scan.  This process will take some time.

Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.

Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some
of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS....
October 18, 2013 by RedneckDude
Hey computer users. I have a problem, was wondering if anyone else is seeing it, or has any suggestions? Only happens at WC, btw.


When on WinCustomize forums, you can mouse over a topic and get a small preview of that topic, well, mine aren't going away.

I have to close IE 11 and reopen it to get rid of it.   Windows 8.1 MCE 64 bit.

October 18, 2013 by RedneckDude
Well, first thing I noticed on Windows 8.1 is the lack of a WEI score.


So, Wiz and I naturally googled and found this.


Thought I'd post it in case you guys didn't know.







October 8, 2013 by RedneckDude
Hey guys, anyone ever have SFC Scannow to fail?


I had a virus yesterday, got it fixed, but now I get this error when I try to run SFC Scannow on Windows 8 Pro MCE.


It always fails at 64%.


September 23, 2013 by RedneckDude
Ok guys, I have been dual booting Windows 7 and Windows 8 ever since last October when I bought Windows 8.

So far, 7 has been my default OS, with 8 just being a toy/learning tool, mainly.

I am about sure that I want to make 8 my new default OS.


Ok, now, both OSes are currently installed on SSDs. 7 on a 256 GB SSD, 8 on a 120 GB SSD.

Naturally, I'll want to have my default OS on the larger/faster drive, I guess. I have good disc images of both drives.

So, in swapping ...
September 4, 2013 by RedneckDude
Anyone have any idea what can cause a part of a right click menu or the like to be left behind on your screen?


It's been happening to me a lot lately.

July 28, 2013 by RedneckDude
Anyone out there ever have a buzz or static noise from the PC speakers?


I have tried everything from rearrangement, moving the router, disabling unused stuff, even muting my mic. Plugged the power cord into a different socket.


Only way it stops is to turn speakers off.


PC off but speakers on, still get the noise.


It's very faint, but noticeable in a quiet room. Driving me nuts.


Any suggestions?


Creative 5.1 surroun...
July 11, 2013 by RedneckDude
This was in my email, but not from Stardock. Actually, it was in my spam folder.


Is it legit?


Nice video at external link.

June 28, 2013 by RedneckDude
OK, I just wanted to see if any of you that have installed Windows 8.1 Preview have the WEI part of Windows.


I have it on a Virtual Drive and I don't have the WEI option. Just wondered if it's because it's a VM.
June 2, 2013 by RedneckDude
I just found this and thought it amusing.

March 23, 2013 by RedneckDude
Guys, I have blank tiles on my Modern UI start screen. Any ideas as to why?

January 13, 2013 by RedneckDude
Hey guys. I'm posting this in hopes that someone out there has had my problem and has the answer.


I seem to have lost half my write speed on an OCZ Agility 4 SSD.


256 GB Sata III on a Sata III Mobo.


Trim enabled.  ACHI mode.





1-13-2013 result on left....2012 on right.




EDIT: Windows 7 64 bit.  16 GB ram.

January 1, 2013 by RedneckDude
Hey guys! Just wanted to share what Wiz shared with me!


We both use this awesome program called Advanced System Care Pro. It cleans the registry, clears junk files, defrags, etc....


I have used it for several years. It's free now, as a Holiday Giveaway. Registration is free until 1-30-13


Provides an Ultimate Solution for TOP PC PerformanceFully optimizes your Windows for ultimate performance and top Internet speed by unleashing the built-in power of you...
December 22, 2012 by RedneckDude
Hey guys. I decided to play around with XP mode on Windows 7 Ultimate and was wondering if any of you guys have tried it?


I can't get CursorFX Plus to work.

Icon Packager works, but looks yucky.


Sound Packager half works, and Windowblinds works fine.



Anyone have any advice for me?
December 6, 2012 by RedneckDude
I have an MSI MOBO which sports the new UEFI BIOS. I wondered how many others have it now?


I never see anyone talking about it.


You can access the BIOS from within Windows. Even from a smart phone.


You can surf the net from within the BIOS even!


Any experience with UEFI BIOS, let's hear it.