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Title: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 06, 2012, 11:43:14 AM
My laptop has been acting a little strangely lately and I've found out that my install of AVG seems to have been as effective as the UK Border agency. Tried to uninstall it only to be told that I needed admin permissions to do so (I already had them) so I ended up having to get a removal tool from AVG to get rid of the bloody thing. Problem solved I hear you say...............err no.

Now the it has a tendency to freeze up when the progress bar appears during boot up and when it does boot the keyboard and touchpad don't work, there is no default gateway address stored so I can't get on t'interweb with it (yes I have tried ipconfig/release and renew) and it bluescreens within 3 minutes of logging into Vista. 

Now you can see why ranting at stuff in the Mail is helping my blood pressure.  lol:

 censored:  crash:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Barman on March 06, 2012, 11:45:55 AM
My laptop has been acting a little strangely lately and I've found out that my install of AVG seems to have been as effective as the UK Border agency. Tried to uninstall it only to be told that I needed admin permissions to do so (I already had them) so I ended up having to get a removal tool from AVG to get rid of the bloody thing. Problem solved I hear you say...............err no.

Now the it has a tendency to freeze up when the progress bar appears during boot up and when it does boot the keyboard and touchpad don't work, there is no default gateway address stored so I can't get on t'interweb with it (yes I have tried ipconfig/release and renew) and it bluescreens within 3 minutes of logging into Vista. 

Now you can see why ranting at stuff in the Mail is helping my blood pressure.  lol:

 censored:  crash:

I'm just installing AVG on a system here!  scared2:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Nick on March 06, 2012, 11:49:42 AM
You should get a man in  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 06, 2012, 11:52:22 AM
When I finally get this thing back up and running again I'm using Avast from now on, I just have to remember to turn off the speech as "Bing Bing Bing,  A THREAT HAS BEEN DETECTED" every couple of minutes was disconcerting when it was getting rid of what had been left in.  noooo:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 07, 2012, 01:00:20 PM
You should get a man in  :thumbsup:

I did check in the local computer place, 60 to reinstall Vista. Knackers to that, time to check if any of the guys I know down here have the disk.  noooo:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: apc2010 on March 07, 2012, 02:56:10 PM
You should get a man in  :thumbsup:

I did check in the local computer place, 60 to reinstall Vista. Knackers to that, time to check if any of the guys I know down here have the disk.  noooo:

Tel .......... rubschin:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: tel on March 07, 2012, 05:31:45 PM
Which flavour of Vista?
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 07, 2012, 07:21:14 PM
Home Basic. When I bought the laptop I couldnt justify trading up to an all singing all dancing model (believe me I tried  lol: )
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: tel on March 08, 2012, 09:54:53 AM
Do you have a recovery/restore partition, or can you create recovery cd(s)?
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 08, 2012, 10:35:11 AM
There is a partition on the hard disk but when I've tried using the recovery points I get a message saying the restore has failed as the point id damaged.
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: tel on March 08, 2012, 06:31:27 PM
I have some OEM Vista CDs - I will sort out a copy.
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 08, 2012, 06:35:39 PM
Thanks Tel  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 09, 2012, 10:37:23 PM
 Hmmm, just found the Compaq recovery manager. this may get messy.... scared2:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 10, 2012, 06:05:11 AM
Fooking knew it  cussing:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Barman on March 10, 2012, 06:10:55 AM
Popcorn:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 10, 2012, 07:06:22 AM
Fooking knew it  cussing:

What time you heading over to PC World this morning ?
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Barman on March 10, 2012, 07:17:45 AM
Fooking knew it  cussing:

What time you heading over to PC World this morning ?

Suggest he puts a clean hard drive in if he takes it to PCW....  whistle:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 10, 2012, 07:20:38 AM
And saves all his 'gaming' info  ;)
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Barman on March 10, 2012, 07:22:33 AM
And saves all his 'gaming' info  ;)

Zakly!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 10, 2012, 09:07:25 AM
What's the bastard fooking point in having a restore manager on a machine that needs the actual build specific OEM disk when they shove it onto a partition instead.

Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Barman on March 10, 2012, 09:21:14 AM
What's the bastard fooking point in having a restore manager on a machine that needs the actual build specific OEM disk when they shove it onto a partition instead.

None.... happy100
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 10, 2012, 12:11:11 PM
I may be out of guarantee but I can predict a rather surly email winging its way to Compaq/HP imminently.  cussing:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: tel on March 11, 2012, 10:52:38 AM
What's the state of play now?
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Barman on March 11, 2012, 10:54:34 AM
Gubbed!  lol:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 11, 2012, 11:15:59 AM
Can he order a Rasberry Pi from Amazon yet ?
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Snoopy on March 11, 2012, 11:20:09 AM
Raspberry Pi are only available from 2 suppliers due to licensing arrangements. Amazon are not able to supply.
Raspberry PIs are on order here ~ for small boys who wish to learn "programming". Delivery times are lengthy at the moment.



Oh and it doesn't just end with the delivery ... there are all sorts of downloads to make it work ~ which will no doubt increase the price considerably by the time they've finished.
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: tel on March 11, 2012, 11:29:29 AM
They will be delayed, someone cocked up the network port!
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Snoopy on March 11, 2012, 11:45:41 AM
Indeed ~ so I read.

I have mine on order here: http://downloads.element14.com/raspberryPi1.html?CMP=KNC-GUK-FUK-GEN-SUP-OSP (http://downloads.element14.com/raspberryPi1.html?CMP=KNC-GUK-FUK-GEN-SUP-OSP)
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 11, 2012, 12:31:30 PM
Gubbed!  lol:

Give the man a coconut, Banghead Did some more research on the OEM disks and they appear to be build specific so unless my email to Compaq/HP bears fruit (about as much chance of that as there is of BM setting up a slate for us all I suspect  whistle: ) I'm seeing if any of the guys I know still have XP MCE  disks anywhere.

And before anyone says anything I was nice and police in my message to them (don't look so surprised you cheeky sods  lol: )
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Barman on March 11, 2012, 01:39:07 PM
Gubbed!  lol:

Give the man a coconut, Banghead Did some more research on the OEM disks and they appear to be build specific so unless my email to Compaq/HP bears fruit (about as much chance of that as there is of BM setting up a slate for us all I suspect  whistle: ) I'm seeing if any of the guys I know still have XP MCE  disks anywhere.

And before anyone says anything I was nice and police in my message to them (don't look so surprised you cheeky sods  lol: )

Police???  eeek:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Snoopy on March 11, 2012, 02:18:59 PM
Gubbed!  lol:

Give the man a coconut, Banghead Did some more research on the OEM disks and they appear to be build specific so unless my email to Compaq/HP bears fruit (about as much chance of that as there is of BM setting up a slate for us all I suspect  whistle: ) I'm seeing if any of the guys I know still have XP MCE  disks anywhere.

And before anyone says anything I was nice and police in my message to them (don't look so surprised you cheeky sods  lol: )

Police???  eeek:

Jeez! You really do read all this shite  noooo:


I just read what I thought it said.
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Uncle Mort on March 11, 2012, 02:28:16 PM
Shouldn't Mods read everything carefully like?
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Barman on March 11, 2012, 02:41:34 PM
Shouldn't Mods read everything carefully like?

Of course!  angel1
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 11, 2012, 03:08:31 PM
Meant polite  redface: was listening to the news as I was typing.
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Barman on March 11, 2012, 03:19:56 PM
Meant polite  redface: was listening to the news as I was typing.

really?  ::)
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: apc2010 on March 11, 2012, 03:22:37 PM
Meant polite  redface: was listening to the news as I was typing.

really?  ::)

Is this a new pub game............ rubschin:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Barman on March 11, 2012, 03:24:35 PM
Meant polite  redface: was listening to the news as I was typing.

really?  ::)

Is this a new pub game............ rubschin:

Yes, you're 'it'...  point:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 12, 2012, 07:01:50 PM
Screw it, I'm installing Ubuntu. Apparently installing Wine as well should allow me to use most of my software.  scared2:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Barman on March 12, 2012, 07:04:38 PM
Screw it, I'm installing Ubuntu. Apparently installing Wine as well should allow me to use most of my software.  scared2:

Two words...

1) BIG

2) MISTAKE

 noooo:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: apc2010 on March 12, 2012, 07:11:22 PM
Screw it, I'm installing Ubuntu. Apparently installing Wine as well should allow me to use most of my software.  scared2:

Two words...

1) BIG

2) MISTAKE

 noooo:

Cannot go wrong wiv wine ...............red or white....... rubschin:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Barman on March 12, 2012, 07:14:12 PM
Screw it, I'm installing Ubuntu. Apparently installing Wine as well should allow me to use most of my software.  scared2:

Two words...

1) BIG

2) MISTAKE

 noooo:

Cannot go wrong wiv wine ...............red or white....... rubschin:

 rubschin:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: apc2010 on March 12, 2012, 07:17:17 PM
Screw it, I'm installing Ubuntu. Apparently installing Wine as well should allow me to use most of my software.  scared2:

Two words...

1) BIG

2) MISTAKE

 noooo:

Cannot go wrong wiv wine ...............red or white....... rubschin:

 rubschin:


Miss T bought 80 litres of vino today .............none for me .......... evil:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 12, 2012, 07:30:45 PM
Its a temporary measure until I can get a hold of an XP disk, the alternative is a laptop shaped paperweight.

Well the keyboard, trackpad and wireless are back up again so its a good sign so far. Unfortunately nobody can remember the bloody password for the home hub.  Banghead

Wine is an emulation program you one track mind pisshead  lol:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Barman on March 13, 2012, 06:07:17 AM
Its a temporary measure until I can get a hold of an XP disk, the alternative is a laptop shaped paperweight.

Well the keyboard, trackpad and wireless are back up again so its a good sign so far. Unfortunately nobody can remember the bloody password for the home hub.  Banghead

Wine is an emulation program you one track mind pisshead  lol:

Why not just buy a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium and be done with it? Shrugs:

Emulation is always a nightmare....  noooo:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 13, 2012, 11:56:17 AM
Probably will do once I'm working again but for now it isn't an option.
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Marley's Ghost (Imbiber of Spirits) on March 13, 2012, 01:52:00 PM
Its a temporary measure until I can get a hold of an XP disk, the alternative is a laptop shaped paperweight.

Well the keyboard, trackpad and wireless are back up again so its a good sign so far. Unfortunately nobody can remember the bloody password for the home hub. Banghead

Wine is an emulation program you one track mind pisshead  lol:

If this is a BT Home Hub we're taliking about, the default is admin - unless you've changed it, in which case, do a reset using the button and it will reset to the default.
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 27, 2012, 11:35:51 AM
Well apart from some minor compatibility issues with the windows software I'm testing everything has worked pretty well so far and my laptop is back to speedio again.  cloud9:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Barman on March 27, 2012, 11:36:36 AM
Well apart from some minor compatibility issues with the windows software I'm testing everything has worked pretty well so far and my laptop is back to speedio again.  cloud9:

 char048
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 27, 2012, 11:37:42 AM
Don't get snippy with me just because I bother to read the instructions old boy.  point:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 29, 2012, 05:30:48 PM
Linux developers are nuts, looking through medibuntu's utility list when this came up  lol:

Quote
Hot-babe is a small graphical utility which display the system activity in a very special way. When the CPU is idle, it displays a dressed girl, and when the activity goes up, as the temperature increases, the girl begins to undress, to finish totally naked when the system activity reaches 100%. Of course, if you can be shocked by nudity, don't use it!
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Barman on March 29, 2012, 05:32:56 PM
Linux developers are nuts, looking through medibuntu's utility list when this came up  lol:

Quote
Hot-babe is a small graphical utility which display the system activity in a very special way. When the CPU is idle, it displays a dressed girl, and when the activity goes up, as the temperature increases, the girl begins to undress, to finish totally naked when the system activity reaches 100%. Of course, if you can be shocked by nudity, don't use it!

 rubschin:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 29, 2012, 05:40:31 PM
You took linux off BM  lol: , although if you are going go give it another shot Oneiric Ocelot seems a decent build (What the hell are they smoking when they name them anyway??)
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Barman on February 27, 2013, 02:14:53 PM
Raspberry Pi are only available from 2 suppliers due to licensing arrangements. Amazon are not able to supply.
Raspberry PIs are on order here ~ for small boys who wish to learn "programming". Delivery times are lengthy at the moment.



Oh and it doesn't just end with the delivery ... there are all sorts of downloads to make it work ~ which will no doubt increase the price considerably by the time they've finished.

Did you get them?  rubschin:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Nick on February 27, 2013, 02:17:43 PM
 whacky115
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Snoopy on February 27, 2013, 04:10:32 PM
Raspberry Pi are only available from 2 suppliers due to licensing arrangements. Amazon are not able to supply.
Raspberry PIs are on order here ~ for small boys who wish to learn "programming". Delivery times are lengthy at the moment.



Oh and it doesn't just end with the delivery ... there are all sorts of downloads to make it work ~ which will no doubt increase the price considerably by the time they've finished.

Did you get them?  rubschin:

No ~ there seemed to be continuing delivery problems so I gave up...... also the price has rocketed skywards as have the essential "extras".
No longer a cheap toy for the boys. They'd now rather have tablets anyway.  ::)
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Barman on February 27, 2013, 04:17:15 PM
Raspberry Pi are only available from 2 suppliers due to licensing arrangements. Amazon are not able to supply.
Raspberry PIs are on order here ~ for small boys who wish to learn "programming". Delivery times are lengthy at the moment.



Oh and it doesn't just end with the delivery ... there are all sorts of downloads to make it work ~ which will no doubt increase the price considerably by the time they've finished.

Did you get them?  rubschin:

No ~ there seemed to be continuing delivery problems so I gave up...... also the price has rocketed skywards as have the essential "extras".
No longer a cheap toy for the boys. They'd now rather have tablets anyway.  ::)

Okay...

You can get them on ebay for 30... I have a spare monitor and am thinking of getting one to stream telly to it....  rubschin:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Snoopy on February 27, 2013, 04:27:37 PM
Raspberry Pi are only available from 2 suppliers due to licensing arrangements. Amazon are not able to supply.
Raspberry PIs are on order here ~ for small boys who wish to learn "programming". Delivery times are lengthy at the moment.



Oh and it doesn't just end with the delivery ... there are all sorts of downloads to make it work ~ which will no doubt increase the price considerably by the time they've finished.

Did you get them?  rubschin:

No ~ there seemed to be continuing delivery problems so I gave up...... also the price has rocketed skywards as have the essential "extras".
No longer a cheap toy for the boys. They'd now rather have tablets anyway.  ::)

Okay...

You can get them on ebay for 30... I have a spare monitor and am thinking of getting one to stream telly to it....  rubschin:


Now why would you want to do that? You know it won't work the way you hope.
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Barman on February 27, 2013, 04:31:03 PM
Raspberry Pi are only available from 2 suppliers due to licensing arrangements. Amazon are not able to supply.
Raspberry PIs are on order here ~ for small boys who wish to learn "programming". Delivery times are lengthy at the moment.



Oh and it doesn't just end with the delivery ... there are all sorts of downloads to make it work ~ which will no doubt increase the price considerably by the time they've finished.

Did you get them?  rubschin:

No ~ there seemed to be continuing delivery problems so I gave up...... also the price has rocketed skywards as have the essential "extras".
No longer a cheap toy for the boys. They'd now rather have tablets anyway.  ::)

Okay...

You can get them on ebay for 30... I have a spare monitor and am thinking of getting one to stream telly to it....  rubschin:


Now why would you want to do that? You know it won't work the way you hope.

A challenge!  eveilgrin:

 rubschin:

You could be right...

For thirty quid tho - given I have the power supply, memory, keyboard, mouse....  rubschin:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: apc2010 on February 27, 2013, 05:30:25 PM
My mouse .......... evil:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Barman on February 27, 2013, 07:41:11 PM
My mouse .......... evil:

I gave it back...  ::)

Don't you remember - I said "I'm not pleased to see you, its just a mouse in my pocket"...  lol:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Barman on March 14, 2013, 11:40:24 AM
Downloaded free software...

Raspberry pie all up-and-running like!  Thumbs:

 rubschin:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Steve on March 14, 2013, 11:45:44 AM
So when will you be posting from the Raspberry?
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Barman on March 14, 2013, 12:00:35 PM
So when will you be posting from the Raspberry?

Perhaps I am....  whistle:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Barman on March 14, 2013, 12:04:33 PM
feck!

It is awesome!  eeek:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Snoopy on March 14, 2013, 12:05:04 PM
So when will you be posting from the Raspberry?

Perhaps I am....  whistle:


 rubschin:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Steve on March 14, 2013, 12:07:46 PM
So when will you be posting from the Raspberry?

Perhaps I am....  whistle:

Maybe but I doubt it

I'm trying to figure out if Raspberries are an amazingly stimulating educational experience or next months Cupboardware or summat else

I'm open minded but I'm also old enough to remember all those ZX81 folk and all the Cupboardware they bought and insisted on talking about
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Barman on March 14, 2013, 12:25:14 PM
So when will you be posting from the Raspberry?

Perhaps I am....  whistle:

Maybe but I doubt it

I'm trying to figure out if Raspberries are an amazingly stimulating educational experience or next months Cupboardware or summat else

I'm open minded but I'm also old enough to remember all those ZX81 folk and all the Cupboardware they bought and insisted on talking about

I am now!  cloud9:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Snoopy on March 14, 2013, 12:27:19 PM
So when will you be posting from the Raspberry?

Perhaps I am....  whistle:

Maybe but I doubt it

I'm trying to figure out if Raspberries are an amazingly stimulating educational experience or next months Cupboardware or summat else

I'm open minded but I'm also old enough to remember all those ZX81 folk and all the Cupboardware they bought and insisted on talking about


If you dig back far enough you'll find this is an ongoing "project" that I toyed with for the boys but due to delivery problems I never got two raspberries when they first came out. like you I suspect that they may well end up as a five minute wonder in this house where even the best laptops seem not to be sufficient for the boys' needs.
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Barman on March 14, 2013, 12:28:45 PM
So when will you be posting from the Raspberry?

Perhaps I am....  whistle:


 rubschin:

Easy peasy...

Download an Windows ap and the standard software...

use the windows ap to copy the software onto SD card.

Insert SD card

Switch on

Run through configuration screen (timezone, etc.)

Switch off

Switch on

Click the desktop browser and off you go!  cloud9:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: apc2010 on March 14, 2013, 12:30:23 PM
Where you get it from.......n cost...... rubschin:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Barman on March 14, 2013, 12:32:41 PM
So when will you be posting from the Raspberry?

Perhaps I am....  whistle:

Maybe but I doubt it

I'm trying to figure out if Raspberries are an amazingly stimulating educational experience or next months Cupboardware or summat else

I'm open minded but I'm also old enough to remember all those ZX81 folk and all the Cupboardware they bought and insisted on talking about


If you dig back far enough you'll find this is an ongoing "project" that I toyed with for the boys but due to delivery problems I never got two raspberries when they first came out. like you I suspect that they may well end up as a five minute wonder in this house where even the best laptops seem not to be sufficient for the boys' needs.

If it does what it says on the tin (and so far it does)...

... it gives me a cheap (30) PC with HD video (I'm connected via HDMI to a TV/Monitor) which can web browse, stream video from my file server and watch live TV using FilmOn...

What is there not to like...

Conversely, the ZX81 (I had an '80) cam out at a time when we all wanted 'a computer' but didn't really know what we wanted it for...

... and fresh from the box the ZX80 and 81 actually did very little...
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Barman on March 14, 2013, 12:34:34 PM
Where you get it from.......n cost...... rubschin:

Blue Lagoon Products on ebay...

I think it was... no let me check....

31.45 plus 6.95 delivery....  Thumbs:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Steve on March 14, 2013, 12:40:01 PM
So when will you be posting from the Raspberry?

Perhaps I am....  whistle:

Maybe but I doubt it

I'm trying to figure out if Raspberries are an amazingly stimulating educational experience or next months Cupboardware or summat else

I'm open minded but I'm also old enough to remember all those ZX81 folk and all the Cupboardware they bought and insisted on talking about

I am now!  cloud9:

Impressed I am  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Barman on March 14, 2013, 01:35:38 PM
So when will you be posting from the Raspberry?

Perhaps I am....  whistle:

Maybe but I doubt it

I'm trying to figure out if Raspberries are an amazingly stimulating educational experience or next months Cupboardware or summat else

I'm open minded but I'm also old enough to remember all those ZX81 folk and all the Cupboardware they bought and insisted on talking about

I am now!  cloud9:

Impressed I am  :thumbsup:

 Thumbs:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Barman on March 14, 2013, 04:51:23 PM

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs10.postimage.org%2F5egc59rs5%2FDSCN0525.jpg&hash=6901aef0cbb6e660058ea6b02acb1e10) (http://postimage.org/image/5egc59rs5/)


Simples!  Thumbs:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Steve on March 14, 2013, 06:32:50 PM
 :thumbsup:  but where's the VP home page on tha screen?
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Marley's Ghost (Imbiber of Spirits) on March 14, 2013, 06:38:43 PM
:thumbsup:  but where's the VP home page on tha screen?

Come on Steve! One thing at a time! No one ever said Poo-Poo was quick, now did they?
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Barman on March 14, 2013, 07:21:50 PM
:thumbsup:  but where's the VP home page on tha screen?

As soon as I shut it down I knew somebody would say that... ::)

I'll take another one tomorrer with this thread on it!  Thumbs:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Steve on March 14, 2013, 07:26:55 PM
I'll believe you

But you make it sound like restarting it is as complecated as launching the space shuttle

Do Raspberries get Viruses?
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 14, 2013, 07:29:09 PM
2 quick questions BM, what OS does it run and how easy is it to sort out device drivers for it. Since the test bed laptops at the store were chucked out in the great clean up I've had to use my own to test any computer kit that we are donated so one of these could be a viable alternative.
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Barman on March 14, 2013, 08:44:19 PM
2 quick questions BM, what OS does it run and how easy is it to sort out device drivers for it. Since the test bed laptops at the store were chucked out in the great clean up I've had to use my own to test any computer kit that we are donated so one of these could be a viable alternative.


Have a look here... (http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads)

I stuck "wheezy" on it (debian) to give it a try - worked first time... desktop is as per the picture I posted...

But you can also get Android for it....

I didn't spend long on it today as I was working off the mini keyboard but finding the pub, logging-in and posting was very fast...

Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 14, 2013, 09:14:19 PM
It could have potential, I'd forgotten all about RISC, haven't seen that since I was in college.



Now it's just going to be a case of seeing if I can convince the area manager to let us buy one.  noooo:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Barman on March 15, 2013, 06:46:10 AM
It could have potential, I'd forgotten all about RISC, haven't seen that since I was in college.



Now it's just going to be a case of seeing if I can convince the area manager to let us buy one.  noooo:

It is a great machine!

Runs off a 5V mobile phone charger... two USB sockets, HDMI out... uses an SD card for storage and also has a GPIO port...
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Barman on March 15, 2013, 08:33:26 AM
:thumbsup:  but where's the VP home page on tha screen?


Here...  whistle:

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs2.postimage.org%2Farbvtxeth%2FDSCN0526.jpg&hash=ef9f6b0ce2950929e818c4cc863c82ac) (http://postimage.org/image/arbvtxeth/)
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Steve on March 15, 2013, 12:24:05 PM
 :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Darwins Selection on March 15, 2013, 12:36:22 PM
It also has a GPIO port...

Does that mean Tipsy will be getting one?
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 15, 2013, 12:39:33 PM
It also has a GPIO port...

Does that mean Tipsy will be getting one?

 eeek:





 scared:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: apc2010 on March 15, 2013, 12:46:50 PM
It also has a GPIO port...

Does that mean Tipsy will be getting one?

 drumroll: ;D
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Barman on March 15, 2013, 01:08:08 PM
It also has a GPIO port...

Does that mean Tipsy will be getting one?

happy001
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Grumpmeister on January 10, 2014, 12:21:58 AM
Fooking laptop again. worked perfectly yesterday but when I booted it up today was told I had limited or no connectivity so no emails or t'interweb on it. Tried the usual fixes for the problem:

Windows Repair
ipconfig /release - ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns

Checked the state and manually stopped and restarted the DHCP client service and the RPC service

Disabled and then renabled the wireless network connection.

And the bloody thing is still telling me that no operation can be performed on the local area connection while its media is disconnected and that the IP is currently 0.0.0.0

My desktop pc connects, my xbox connects and so does my tablet.

 Banghead Banghead
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Steve on January 10, 2014, 12:24:02 AM
Fooking laptop again. worked perfectly yesterday but when I booted it up today was told I had limited or no connectivity so no emails or t'interweb on it. Tried the usual fixes for the problem:

Windows Repair
ipconfig /release - ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns

Checked the state and manually stopped and restarted the DHCP client service and the RPC service

Disabled and then renabled the wireless network connection.

And the bloody thing is still telling me that no operation can be performed on the local area connection while its media is disconnected and that the IP is currently 0.0.0.0

My desktop pc connects, my xbox connects and so does my tablet.

 Banghead Banghead
Much sympathies.  Send for Tel, he's the 5th emergency service


cos I ain't got a clue what's gubbed your PC like that - sorry
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Grumpmeister on January 10, 2014, 12:26:19 AM
The thing that is really frustrating is that I fixed the same issue on a friend's pc a while ago and I'm buggered if I can remember what I did.  Banghead
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Steve on January 10, 2014, 12:29:21 AM
Google may be your friend, there's loads of stuff out there from people who've boldly been gubbed before.  Sounds like a Bios issue
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Grumpmeister on January 10, 2014, 12:42:05 AM
It doesn't appear to be a bios issue as I can connect to the local wifi network I just can't access the internet because it won't get the IP  address. I did check on google but their solutions are the ones I've already tried
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Barman on January 10, 2014, 06:31:11 AM
It doesn't appear to be a bios issue as I can connect to the local wifi network I just can't access the internet because it won't get the IP  address. I did check on google but their solutions are the ones I've already tried

Is it Windows 7?  rubschin:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Just One More on January 10, 2014, 06:53:29 AM
Daily Mail-itis  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Grumpmeister on January 10, 2014, 09:57:51 AM
XP, I may be getting some windows 7 disks soon so I can reinstall that instead.
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Barman on January 10, 2014, 01:42:20 PM
XP, I may be getting some windows 7 disks soon so I can reinstall that instead.

I had the same problem with Win 7 a few weeks back - was the AVG firewall.....
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Grumpmeister on January 10, 2014, 02:35:27 PM
Just booted the laptop up to have another crack at fixing it and its just connected up as normal.  rubschin:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Barman on January 10, 2014, 02:43:21 PM
Just booted the laptop up to have another crack at fixing it and its just connected up as normal.  rubschin:

Happy to help!  Thumbs:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Grumpmeister on January 10, 2014, 03:42:51 PM
It connected from boot before I did anything to the settings BM  lol:


Thanks for the advice anyhoo  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Steve on January 10, 2014, 04:21:04 PM
It heard you threaten it with Win 7
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: apc2010 on January 10, 2014, 04:24:57 PM
Tel is here ........... Thumbs:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: tel on January 11, 2014, 11:56:23 PM
The Force is strong.

Or was that the Youngs? redface:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: The Moan Ranger (Orderer of the Youngs) on April 12, 2014, 11:51:31 AM
The laptop came up with "The user Profile cannot be loaded" when I tried to log into my account.  rubschin:

I got in via the admin account I have as a backup and noticed that AVG was saying that a restart was required to complete update. Restart completed, still couldn't get in on my account. I opened the admin account again and went into AVG and it was saying the same thing. Restarted 3 more times - same thing.

I opened in Safe Mode and restored it back to 09/04 and voila - sorted  :thumbsup: I then manually updated AVG.

For some reason though, Firefox wouldn't work ("Couldn't Open XPCOM") so I used IE to install a new version.

All sorted.
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Grumpmeister on July 11, 2018, 11:46:43 AM
Trying the MSI manufacturers recovery app to fix that netbook I acquired a while ago after one of Microsoft's updates knackered the registry.  scared2:

First thing it's done is reformat the disk and it's now been running for almost 20 minutes...  scared2: scared2:

In the meantime I'm getting ready to download Lubuntu on to a memory stick in case I need an OS for it...  scared2: scared2: scared2:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Barman on July 11, 2018, 12:00:04 PM
Trying the MSI manufacturers recovery app to fix that netbook I acquired a while ago after one of Microsoft's updates knackered the registry.  scared2:

First thing it's done is reformat the disk and it's now been running for almost 20 minutes...  scared2: scared2:

In the meantime I'm getting ready to download Lubuntu on to a memory stick in case I need an OS for it...  scared2: scared2: scared2:

 scared2:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Grumpmeister on July 11, 2018, 12:00:28 PM
IT LIVES!!!  cloud9:

Unlike Compaq it seem that MSI know how to design a recovery partition system.  cloud9:

Now I just have to remove the standard installed bloatware crap. Bye Bye Mr Norton... pcwhack:

Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Barman on July 11, 2018, 12:03:16 PM
IT LIVES!!!  cloud9:

Unlike Compaq it seem that MSI know how to design a recovery partition system.  cloud9:

Now I just have to remove the standard installed bloatware crap. Bye Bye Mr Norton... pcwhack:

worthy:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Grumpmeister on July 11, 2018, 12:23:37 PM
IT LIVES!!!  cloud9:

Unlike Compaq it seem that MSI know how to design a recovery partition system.  cloud9:

Now I just have to remove the standard installed bloatware crap. Bye Bye Mr Norton... pcwhack:

worthy:

It has less resources than my smartphone but as I'm only planning on using it for Discord it should be perfect once I've removed all the extraneous crap  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
Post by: Steve on July 11, 2018, 05:38:16 PM
IT LIVES!!!  cloud9:

Unlike Compaq it seem that MSI know how to design a recovery partition system.  cloud9:

Now I just have to remove the standard installed bloatware crap. Bye Bye Mr Norton... pcwhack:

worthy:
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: