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If you boot to the installer and go into the command prompt in the troubleshooting section you can try some things. If your box isn't seeing the loader then you can try to set it up again.

bcdedit /export c:\bcdbkup --- never hurts
ren c:\boot\bcd bcd2.old --- you don't necessarily have to do this, this renames the existing file so it doesn't get looked at
bootrec /scanos --- verify that it finds a windows installation
bootrec /rebuildbcd --- reply yes to add, exit to restart

Hopefully that would get you farther along. Sometimes "things happen" but it is always concerning when you can't even start to boot.

General Software Discussion / Re: Top 3 programs you use
« on: December 21, 2019, 09:18 PM »
FWIW, DoogiePIM on Bits Du Jour for 20%off for the next few hours: https://www.bitsdujo...m/software/doogiepim

Multiple  :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: for the ISPF editor (and SPFLite). Anyone who worked on an IBM mainframe years ago would recognize it immediately. Plus the edit macros used REXX (or Clist for the real old-timers) although SPFLite uses a Basic interpreter. There are things you could do with the editor incredibly easily that you couldn't even consider in something else and I still use it occasionally.

It's good to see this video... I considered trying to come up with a script of commands to run on a sample file to show off what ISPF could do but I was too lazy to plan it out.  :D

Years ago I bought a license for an UltraEdit, UltraCompare, and UltraSentry bundle with lifetime upgrades. I used it for awhile but I haven't even installed it on my last two computers. Part of that is that I ended up wanting to use the same editor and setup on all of the machines I regularly work on. I don't know the process to transfer a license but I would be happy to do so if you think it would work for you.

Dell has a better support web site by far. That said, for my personal home PCs I have been getting HP because of deals, and I don't change it around much (added memory, changed out the spinning disk; not using another video card). Down side there is kind of odd internal configuration. But I want a full size tower for airflow and easier service.

For no gaming you won't need a killer video card, but for multitasking you want more cores (real ones), fast memory, and ssd.

Whatever you are using now ought to be fine for a Linux box.

Coding Snacks / Re: Killing app the way Alfred can in OSX
« on: October 28, 2019, 05:40 AM »
If you mean on Windows, try "taskkill /f /im program.exe". Of course there are other options like by pid too, and the program name does not need to be completely spelled out.

"winver" will give you the release version you are on.

General Software Discussion / Re: Window offscreen at startup
« on: September 12, 2019, 07:09 PM »
What Wraith said, but when you do that use regmon or something like it to track any registry writes that it is doing. Personally I would think it's something in HKCU\Software\Evernote or wherever.

Heh - actually I just ran across this page that purports to list all of Evernote's registry settings, maybe there is a clue there.

Also, this page for a utility that "is a small app that allows you to change some of Evernote's more useful, but hidden Regsitry settings".

3. Pick up the program language which will do it in easy and fast coding.
   (For above I have used AutoHotkey, AutoIt3, Harbour, MiniGUI to name a few, and pick which satisfies most)

Anand, I am always curious about picking up another toy to write something in, but there are several search hits for MiniGUI, do you mean this one?

Harbour MiniGUI Extended Edition, which informally called MiniGUI, is an environment for developing desktop applications in Windows. It is a combination of two languages:

For back end programming and data handling, Harbour, an open source xBase language which is a superset of Clipper, which is itself a superset of dBase.
For front end GUI, a set of simple commands to the Windows API based on VB RapidQ style.
All GUI objects can be created and managed with very simple code.

The basic components of MiniGUI are:

Harbour (default) or xHarbour compiler (translates source code into C)
MiniGUI library (commands and functions to handle the GUI)
Borland C++ (default), MinGW, Visual C, Open Watcom, or Pelles C compiler
The Harbour MiniGUI IDE may be used for two-way visual design.

In addition to GUI applications, with MiniGUI you can also create console mode and mixed GUI-console applications. From WinXP to Win 10.

Do not confuse Harbour MiniGUI Extended Edition with:

MiniGUI, an open source GUI system for Linux and embedded operating systems that is not related to Harbour MiniGUI
HMG, the parent project of Harbour MiniGUI Extended Edition
ooHG, an object oriented library based on HMG

I saw especially that last item about the "do not confuse Harbour MiniGUI Extended Edition with" list.

N.A.N.Y. 2020 / Re: Systemus
« on: September 08, 2019, 04:50 PM »
 :up: Looking forward to seeing it!

General Software Discussion / Re: Gmail to SMS
« on: August 24, 2019, 09:44 AM »
So the idea is to get a notification on an ipad when you receive a specific email in gmail on a different machine? Is there a reason why you can't just forward the email to the ipad's email acct as high priority, and turn on appropriate notifications? (like this) Just seems like a lot of plumbing. (Not an Apple user here, maybe the notifications just don't work that well.)

Living Room / Re: Any good free android scientific calculator?
« on: August 13, 2019, 06:46 PM »
If you want a real calculator app, try Wabbitemu. It is wemarkably capable.

General Software Discussion / Altap Salamander now freeware
« on: August 09, 2019, 06:14 PM »
I haven't noticed anyone post that the Altap Salamander file manager is now freeware - did I just miss the post?

Altap Salamander download page

Download Altap Salamander 4.0 - Freeware
Altap Salamander (including all plugins) from version 4.0 becomes freeware for both commercial and non-commercial use. Users of older Salamander versions can upgrade to version 4.0 free of charge. Version 4.0 requires Windows 7 or newer. There are not other limitations compared to commercial version 3.08.

Two completely different products:

08/03/2019  09:10 AM            25,130
08/03/2019  10:52 AM           852,893 verypdf-free-txt2pdf.exe

Neither is blocked for me, and VirusTotal does not complain about either.

Rings a bell. I found this in my old notes but looks like you've done this, but I could swear there's something else... let me look at more notes... :-)

"box would ping but could not connect to any mapped resources, kept giving "the network location could not be reached".  took out of domain, would not join back.
to fix, at a command prompt:
        netsh int ip reset c:\mylog.txt
then reboot.  the log file name in the above command is optional, but if you view the log after it may display incorrect values that the command fixed.
worked for brenda"

Right click the tray icon and choose Open Network and Internet Settings.
When that box appears, select Wi-Fi on the left, and the third option down in the middle should say "Manage known networks".
Select the old ones one by one and choose Forget.

Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff"
« on: July 03, 2019, 05:43 AM »
Ian - don't forget the food pics, too. Because we're all on the edge of our seats waiting to see if you'll go for stuffed avocado or fish n chips today. That's just part of a really close relationship.

Only got one that I've been using extensively hear lately: Nartec IIS Crypto
wkhtmltopdf and wkhtmltoimage are open source command line tools to render HTML into PDF and various image formats using the Qt WebKit rendering engine. These run entirely "headless" and do not require a display or display service

Thumbs up to both of these. Like Stoic I have been using IISCrypto a lot recently (and yes, using best practice for protocol disabling breaks old things that the security consultants don't bother to think of). I've also set up several tasks using the wkhtml programs to save historical data for comparison.

Living Room / Re: Why do I need a router?
« on: June 07, 2019, 05:25 AM »
There are right now hundreds of script kiddies scanning the public address space you are on, looking for any kind of a response. Once a response is found, it triggers whatever exploit kits they have bought or found, which try out every known way to get through software design bugs and into your system. They either want to track your activity and find your banking passwords, encrypt your files and demand payment, and/or drop software on your PC to send porn or mine bitcoins.

If you have any defect, even momentary, in your software protection, and you temporarily leave the door ajar, then you can be a victim. Of course, that might not happen... your system could work perfectly, and MS updates might not have any new defects going forward. Just saw the D-Day programs and I'm thinking of the German fortifications along Normandy, imposing stuff but with persistence you recall it was breached. Script kiddies are very persistent. But you can purchase a cheap router for easily under $50 and that adds another layer of protection, and it is locked down enough to make it quite a bit more difficult to breach.

Just as an aside, I  put a modem on my Dad's pc many years ago (probably early 80's), after installing the new thing - a "software firewall" that called itself ZoneAlarm. Even on a 14.4 modem, it took less than 12 minutes for the first intrusion attempt hits to be logged. Don't think for a minute they've stopped.

I suppose you have ruled out getting a "sufficiently beefy" laptop to lug around, plus a heavy duty desktop machine for when she really needs to crunch data.

This is low tech, but if you can click a button when you start or stop your sessions, then WatchMe might work. If you want something automatic then this won't do it.

What Shades said. At the very least pick up a pair of inexpensive reading glasses and try them out. When I hit about 50 I decided it would be good to try that out, and 15 years later they are still working great. Of course now I have a dozen pairs, one in every room/car/backpack, and a small pair to carry around just in case. :P

Hmph. Spoofing your location in Pokemon Go is also against their rules, and if caught your account is banned.

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