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About Falcon1986

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  • Birthday September 18

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    The Bahamas
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    My girlfriend, my family, my car, computers

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    HP Pavilion DV7-1034ca laptop, custom-built desktop (Intel Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge, ASRock Z75 Pro3, 8GB DDR3 Team Vulcan RAM, eVGA GeForce GTX-460, WD 1TB 6Gbps HDD, Sandisk 32GB ExpressCache, PCP&C Silencer 510W PSU)
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    Windows 7 Professional SP1
  1. Hi, flash and the rest of the BT community! Just passing by and thought I'd say hello. Moving to another country and residency work has had me quite busy for a while. Will try to be around more often as work permits. Have a few questions of my own that I hope others can assist with. Cheers!
  2. I recommend using Revo Uninstaller. The free version is fine. It will clean up a lot of program traces that you might not be able to find yourself. Check the folders in C:\Users\***\AppData\ for anything associated with 'Google'. If Chrome was the only Google application you used, you can safely delete any 'Google' folder that you find in there.
  3. Awesome! Thanks a lot, Flash! Really appreciate your expertise. I think whatever it was got muddled up when I did the system restore. So far, so good, though. All the best!
  4. Here is the result of the OTL fix... OTL fix log As for qtBittorrent, it's the only P2P application I have installed. Had intentions for a private file synchronization/backup setup apart from cloud storage, but will work that out when I have more free time on my hands.
  5. Thanks, Flash! 1. RogueKiller 2. TDSSKiller
  6. Just an update: running a Winsock reset seems to have solved the network settings problem.
  7. I executed a Winsock reset by running the following command at the command prompt and the IP settings are holding even after reboot! Yay! Thanks for the suggestion, TT.
  8. Hello, Flash! I'm posting this in relation to my recent experience. I haven't noticed anything else that is unusual; just that the static IPs that used to work before now no longer work. Only setting everything to 'Auto' allows me to get online. As per your instructions in the stickies, here are the scan logs so far... 1. AdwCleaner 2. aswMBR 3. MBAM 4. OTL
  9. My Windows 7 Pro desktop (up to date with all Windows Updates) recently started acting strangely. It all started after my sister plugged in a USB flash drive to print some documents, but couldn't get the printer to work. I discovered that Windows was asking to troubleshoot the printer, yet couldn't fix it. After trying to uninstall the printer driver, things got weirder: neither My Computer nor Task Manager would open. I had to resort to a previous System Restore Point which brought things back to normal... almost. After reboot, the LAN connection wasn't being recognized and I had to re-instal
  10. Can you post a screenshot? Not sure where you see this.
  11. Oh, sweet! Did you ever use the Virtu MVP software that comes with your motherboard? If so, how did you set it up?
  12. What does your startup list look like? And what about your browser add-on list? How many processes do you have running according to Task Manager? Is the Internet Explorer process consuming a lot of CPU/RAM when you're playing a game?
  13. In the G4 days, quite a few of the forum members helped me put together a parts lists for my first computer build. It ended up being an AMD socket 939 system (Asus A8N SLI-Deluxe, AMD Athlon 3500+ CPU, 2x512MB DDR XMS Corsair RAM, ATi Radeon X800XL, etc.) which I was very proud to put together. However, as time passed and through OS/application upgrades, the old rig was finding it difficult to keep up. A few minor upgrades followed such as a better aftermarket HSF, an Opteron dual-core processor, 3GB XMS Corsair RAM, SATA HDD, a new PCP&C Silencer PSU and eVGA nVidia GeForce GTX 460, but I