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151  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Dropbox and Evernote problem on: August 23, 2010, 07:58:29 PM
Confused...

It's been doing it again (shutting down instead of standby) and i can't blame SystemMechanic this time nor any other registry tweaker as i have done basically nothing in that area.   Sad

Could it be a kind of conflict with these programs running at the same time?

For the moment, i'm running Evernote and standby mode went well.

Now i'm hesitant to post anything more about this issue.

And yet, i can never recall having any issue with EN before. Sigh!
152  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Dropbox and Evernote problem on: August 23, 2010, 04:51:20 PM
Actually, it started over again after running SystemMechanic.

So, since then i've re-installed my notebook (with my regular AV equipped with its' own firewall) but no SystemMechanic.
It's been doing fine after a few reboots so, i'm pretty sure its' SM.
I'm never too keen on doing registry restoration so i think i'll just drop this "tweaker" altogether.
153  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Dropbox and Evernote problem on: August 22, 2010, 08:33:50 PM
I spoke too fast. The problem has started over again.  Cry
154  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Dropbox and Evernote problem on: August 22, 2010, 11:19:07 AM
Thanks for insisting wraith808.

Well, i un-installed Evernote and with Dropbox running, i couldn't go into "standby mode" at all (something it did before).
So, i uninstalled Dropbox too and rebooted.

Installed Evernote once more, had it running with no problems going into or coming out of standby mode.
So, i then decided to try latest Dropbox "experimental" from Betanews and it seems to be doing fne so far.
In fact, with both running, no problems.
What gives?  huh
I can't figure this one out.
Besides, i have better things to do than to trouble the good folks here.
Guess i'll have to mozy on down to Dropbox and Evernote forums to let users who have similar issues know that it could be a conflict between these two programs or others too right? I also have Windows Essential Sync and other programs like FARR running.
155  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Dropbox and Evernote problem on: August 22, 2010, 09:23:16 AM
@parkint,

I beg your pardon, but when either program is closed (not running in background), i don't have the "standby mode" issue at all!  Sad
156  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Dropbox and Evernote problem on: August 22, 2010, 08:33:34 AM
Could a geek tell me why my computer "crashes" instead of going into "standby mode" whenever Dropbox or Evernote desktop apps are running?

When i click on standby, the computer shuts down (thus crashing) instead.

Does the fact that i use SystemMechanic have anything to do with this?
Perhaps it disables a Windows feature that should be running which would allow Evernote or Dropbox to run without issues.
But which feature is being disabled is beyond my understanding...

People have posted at Evernote's forum to no avail.

-Windows 7 basic edition.
157  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: System Mechanic (and registry fixers) on: August 08, 2010, 03:55:21 PM
Sajman,

You are probably 100% right about fidling around with the registry.
Problem is, if something you've modified goes unnoticed until you finally need it and don't remember when you modified it... how can you restore registry properly unless you're really sure you last "hacked" it? So much for backing up registry.
Never had problems with TuneUp Utilities either.

Why no AV?
Well, i find that my system was generally less responsive and scrolling through Windows Explorer or xplorer2 became definitely slower after installing it.
But just to prove me wrong!  Sad
I just did a fresh install of my OS and neither of these things happened.
158  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / System Mechanic (and registry fixers) on: August 05, 2010, 09:09:12 AM
Hi,

There are previous threads, but seeing that those who talk about registry cleaners date back a while, i thought i'd drop a line or two about one specific shareware that i've personally purchased and used; namely and mostly about SYSTEM MECHANIC 9 (NOT PRO).

First of all, it seems to fix and tweak all kinds of things but doesn't really improve speed anywhere (browser or OS).
Secondly, with regards to Malwarebytes which was suggested on previous post, I've run it a few times on newly installed OS and it always finds two .txt files to remove. My OS backup disk was made from freshly installed system so i can't see where the culprits came from.

Running on Windows 7 (not Pro) with no AV or Firewall except for Micro$oft defaults and system is running just smoothly for the last three weeks.
159  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Office live is now...well...Live on: June 14, 2010, 08:36:51 AM
As usual, Microsoft is always light years away from innovations on the web...  

Indeed, it's not much of a big deal but it is a handy option for those who can afford their Office Suite.  

Did i miss the page numbering feature ?
160  Special User Sections / What's the Best? / Re: What's the best: Wiki Host? on: May 26, 2010, 06:47:23 PM
PBwiki has survived over quite a span of changes.
As paid version i would say it is the best.

Free ? Well, there's always TiddlyWiki.
I like the fact you can save your data online / offline.
161  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: How to uninstall Ubuntu 10.04 on Windows7 ? on: May 02, 2010, 07:35:21 PM
Ya. Someone recently told me about Wubi.

Guess you have to learn the hard way sometimes.  embarassed
162  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: How to uninstall Ubuntu 10.04 on Windows7 ? on: May 02, 2010, 11:33:33 AM
My LG notebook allows me to create a backup of the system.
I presume this means i can backup it up to a DVD.

Will this not backup the Ubuntu installed all over the partitions i've created or will it simply backup the default installation files needed for Windows 7 ?
163  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / How to uninstall Ubuntu 10.04 on Windows7 ? on: May 01, 2010, 05:37:42 PM
I'd really like to send my notebook back to initial state and start all over.
Problem is, i don't have a backed up copy of OS yet.
164  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Evernote alternative that has an online interface? on: April 13, 2010, 07:16:08 AM
Just came upon this small freeware: http://quotepad.info/

And! It doesn't need .Net Framework to work! Yes!   Thmbsup
165  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Agent Ransack 2010 freeware lightweight - Desktop Search on: March 24, 2010, 07:14:27 PM
Indeed, i was quite surprised myself.

An excellent job!
166  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Agent Ransack 2010 freeware lightweight - Desktop Search on: March 24, 2010, 04:28:28 AM
My pleasure mydexter!

What's nice about this program is the fact that you don't have to index your system and it does the job quite fast. Choosing specific folders to look into helps even more.
167  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Agent Ransack 2010 freeware lightweight - Desktop Search on: March 23, 2010, 03:57:58 PM
Although the latest Copernic Desktop freeware version has greatly improved, i really like this long awaited update to Agent Ransack by MythicSoft. It's just lightweight and beautiful!   Thmbsup
168  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Installing Linux over ME, is it possible? on: February 21, 2010, 09:23:48 AM
With DeepBurner i was able to make a good ISO copy of LinuxMint.
Although it failed to recognize my external monitor, it worked fine on my XP.
Much slower on ME (need a bit more RAM but do have minimum required) though.
I presume that a "hard" installation will make a big difference.

@Bamse,

Thanks for the reminder about CPU bit.
I usually try to remember to open and clean everything at least once a year.
169  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / 1,000 Architects & Engineers Call for New 9/11 Investigation on: February 20, 2010, 06:39:17 PM
According to CBC.ca's Fifth Estate program last fall.
It is said that more and more Americans and Canadians have doubts regarding the events of 911.

Today, i fell upon this headline:
http://world911truth.org/...or-new-911-investigation/

Seeing that "Coders" are architects in their own right, i thought you'd like to be aware of this happening and perhaps "digg" this story which is already listed.
170  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Installing Linux over ME, is it possible? on: February 20, 2010, 07:43:22 AM
Josh, i understand your point of view and it is good to be aware of these things.

After testing with a LiveCD, i'll be able to see with my own eyes if the desktop becomes more stable or not. As you know, crashing issues abound with ME and a Linux OS seems to be the only door to take at present time.

BTW, if someone has a similar experience, could they suggest the best free Linux version to try?
171  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Installing Linux over ME, is it possible? on: February 20, 2010, 07:00:04 AM
Thanks again folks for your input!  Thmbsup

The liveCD suggestion has been retained and when i get a chance i'll give it a spin.

Then we'll take it from there.

Many programs no longer work with ME so the LINUX option will be an interesting one to consider if and when re-installation time comes around.

I don't mind giving tips to people who work with more "recent" OS like XP, but ME isn't really my cup of tea.
172  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Installing Linux over ME, is it possible? on: February 18, 2010, 10:10:25 AM
Thanks Josh for writing in!

I presume keeping Linux isn't too hard (least i hope not)!

Keeping ME at par with AV/Antispyware programs is tough so i imagine that Linux is much more secure.
173  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Installing Linux over ME, is it possible? on: February 18, 2010, 08:47:21 AM
Hi,

Friends of mine have a computer with ME on it.
As you know, it is just awful.

Was thinking of installing Linux over it in the hopes that it would become more stable and secure.
Is it possible?

If so, will Linux recognize the CDRW and USB ports?
Also, the fact that it's on a network it would also need to install the HP Printer drive right?

Thanks for your comments!
174  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Recommend portable word processor, please? on: February 12, 2010, 07:56:43 AM
Although it is not specifically a word processor,
EssentialPIM has a portable usb version (free/shareware) that might suite your needs.
175  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Thunderbird 3 Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: January 20, 2010, 03:36:27 PM
@Tomos,

My pleasure!

Yes, that was exactly the page of shortcuts i was looking for.
Thanks!   smiley
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