Category Archives: Computers and Internet

Don’t Fall Victim To The Windows / Microsoft Phone Scam!

There are many phone scams where someone will ring you claiming to be from Microsoft, Dell, Apple, or some other known IT company. They will tell you that they have detected issues with your computer, normally “security” issues. They will … Continue reading

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Amazon Kindle & Zoom X6 Router

Got my new Kindle yesterday, what an exceptional piece of kit!  But that’ll be another post… From the off I was having issues connecting to my Zoom X6 router via the Wi-Fi.  It would only connect for a very limited … Continue reading

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SONY PS3 Firmware update 3.50 Error 8002F1F9

My friends PS3 was failing during the install of update 3.50 with the error code 800F1F9. The instructions on the screen was to switch of and start again.  He had contacted Sony support who said it was an issue with … Continue reading

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Leaving Ebay? Cancel all email notifications first!

If you have ever tried to resolve any issue with Ebay, you will be well aware of the frustration of automated, moronic responses, repeated requests for information, ignored communications, etc, etc, etc… If you haven’t, I would highly recommend not … Continue reading

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Office Live Update 1.3 – Breaks Flash Player in IE7 – Facebook and Youtube

After running the latest set of Microsoft updates I found that Facebook applications using Flash and Youtube were both reporting errors (along with the spell check on my webmail and several other web applications).    Following instructions to remove and … Continue reading

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Viewing CRW thumbnails in Windows XP

My Canon EOS-D60 produces CRW files when the image quality is set to RAW.  If, like me, your CRW image files don’t show in thumbnail view in Windows XP, you need to download the following: Microsoft RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer for … Continue reading

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Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 External USB – Hangs XP and is no longer detected

  Last week I turned on my PC as usual just to find that it refused to boot up, not even making it to the XP splash screen.  After a couple of retries I figured more direct action was required… … Continue reading

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Windows XP Search doesn’t work when using the “Word or phrase in a file” option

Have you ever used the Windows search facility to look for words embedded in the files and not got back the results that you expected?   I have… all the time…   Most recently I have started development on an … Continue reading

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Windows Live Messenger Error Code 80072745

Windows Live Messenger 8.1 Error code 80072745   I tried all the fixes I could find on Google, registry changes, cache flusing, etc… no effect at all…   Oddly it went away after I rebooted my wireless router…   Go … Continue reading

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