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Q: Reliability history

I recently dealt with some bad ram. That is all taken care of now though (I think my GPU might also be defective, but that is a different story).

I had a thread going here during this situation. The people here said that they thought the bad ram should have no effect on the OS install. I thought that it was a possibility, and now I'm back after realizing something.

I tried using the reliability history feature that Windows 7 has. During the screen where it is gathering information, explorer.exe stops responding and restarts. I have another partition on this HDD with Windows 7 that was installed on good ram. I only used it for testing for like a day, but I just started it up and tried a reliability history. It successfully started it up. There was no data because of how little I used the partition, but it still displayed.

Now my question is what could have caused my reliability history to always crash explorer.exe? Is this from an incorrectly installed OS, or is there really a way for this part of Windows to just flat out fail. I have very little on this partition. Just my games and some music.

I am perfectly fine with reformatting. I just don't want to do it if I don't have to.

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Also, winamp freezes my OS. I uninstalled it and searched google. It seems others have this happen, but that is when they click "send to." Mine froze just plain randomly several times when I was using it.

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Preferred Solution: Reliability history

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A: Reliability history

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I've used gpedit to allow manual control of updates and manually download and install updates when available, and I set "Notifiy to download" option. That gave me control similar to what I had with Win7. Or so I thought. But the Reliability Monitor shows the installation of many more updates than shown in Update History. Some of them are driver installations so don't represent actual Windows updates, but many of the are updates to Windows "apps" (Skype, Phone, Solitaire, Twitter, etc.). Are these updates considered to be different from "Windows updates"?

Now, I did check the "Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows" option, but I assumed that meant it would give the same kind of download notification.

Is there any way to turn off this automatic installation of Windows apps updates? I use none of the Microsoft Windows apps.

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As the heading says.
Since the SP1 update, I have had issues with Win7.
The first one, not shutting down until 4-5 minutes later, resolved itself after I uninstalled a faulty program I had just installed (today).
My Network Meter gadget (version 6.5) stopped displaying the internal IP of my computer (I am behind a router), instead it says 'No Device Connected'. Yet it still reads the speeds correctly from the internal network card (the selected device for speed)
Now I discover (not sure for how long it was non functional) Reliability History not showing any information.

Does anyone have any solutions/suggestions?

A:Reliability History not functioning

See if this helps:

No more “reliability history after system recovery?” - Microsoft Answers

A Guy

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Hello

I got another running but problem still unresolved. So I may brake a rule if so pleas delete this post. This is a great community and I don't want to brake any rules.

BSOD while downloading chart data

Trough Google, I found this tool: View reliability history

Attach is a snap picture.

It look to have so many error. Can I pinpoint a source for all of them?
Is it hardware, software, both ????

My un-experience bring me to suspect my SSD drive. But not sure how to test it

Any help really appreciated

Martin

A:View reliability history: What to look for

The red X is for an application or Windows error. You can get details by poking the X with your mouse. Maybe applications crashing or Windows not shutting down properly.

Doesn't look too bad to me. I've seen worse. It will vary over time.

Not likely to be your SSD.

What does it look like when you view by week instead of days? Is it much worse in the last week than it has been over the last 3 or 4 months?

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Hi all

I have been perusing the forums for a little while so thanks to all those who have provided the hints and tips that have enabled me to transition from my old XP system. Something that was not without a little pain, however, as I was quite happy with XP although not with the outdated hardware that it ran on. Overall I am quite happy with Windows 7 and it seems just as stable as I found XP to be.

I am quite amenable to a little tinkering and tuning, easier on XP I have to admit but that might just be the learning curve, so rarely a week passes without some change to my system. I rely on Macrium Reflect Free edition for images (System Restore never used even on XP) and SyncBack for general backups of data.

Because I make so many changes I tend to image my system so that it relects the changes and lately I have taken to recording these changes to a text file so that I can understand if and when problems occur as to their origins. I find the Reliability History quite useful as it relects software installs, updates and problems but it would be nice to add notes so that a full history of the system could be seen at a glance - any changes made to the system for example. The Event Viewer - Windows.application experience.program inventory seems to give a fuller history of software installs/uninstalls and various logs can give information on problems. Am I missing something and there is perhaps some way of combining all these elements other than manually?

Thanks

Steve

A:Reliability History - journal of changes?

Since there have been no comments and from my own research it seems not an easy task to achieve - adding comments to the Reliability and Problem History. It seems to gather data from a number of event sources but I certainly do not have the expertise to find a way of doing this.

Oh well, back to the manual approach.

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Here's mine after clean install: I had to clean install due to stability issues after upgrading from 8.1. In the process I loat Windows DVD player app.

Windows explorer keeps crashing when a new app or programs are installed.

A:Show Your Reliability History

Even with clean install, Windows Store crashes after waking from low power standby network connected (S0).

Flash player also crashes both IE and Edge when using touch. It doesn't crash though when using a mouse. Not a show stopper but it's clear that Windows 10 store apps isn't as stable as 8.1

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I would like to clear my Reliability history after doing some program testing that generated a lot of errors. I cleared out all of the Event logs, but a number of errors are still showing in the Reliability history.

There was a tutorial in the Windows 7 forums as well as a similar Win 7 solution with a batch file at the Windows Club.

It appears that the files used to be stored in the \Programdata\Microsoft\RAC folder, which doesn't seem to exist for Windows 10.

Does anyone know how to clear the reliability history in Windows 10?

Many thanks

Dave

A:How do you clear the Reliability History in Windows 10?

CCleaner does it for me, not sure which setting though, I do not do it intentionally.

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i install my windows 7 yesterday and i dont see all programs i install here i push pics here , pls help me

A:Problem view history reliability

Hello Yuniel,

You would just need to click on the Programs and Features icon in the Control Panel (icons view) instead to see them.

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On a Windows 8 notebook computer, the Reliability History hasn't updated since 2/19/2013 at 5:00pm. That's nearly one month ago.

I have checked the RacTask properties in the Task Scheduler and they are the same as on the desktop system, where Reliability History is working as expected. By "the same", specifically I mean that all 4 triggers are enabled and values in the other scheduler tabs have equivalent settings.

Using RegEdit, I have confirmed that HKLM\Software\Microsft\Reliability Analysis\WMI has WMIEnable set to 1.

What am I missing?

A:Windows 8 Reliability History is not collecting data.

Hello techbyter, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You might see if resetting your Reliability Monitor may help. It may take a day or so afterwards before it starts reporting again.

Reliability Monitor - Reset - Windows 7 Help Forums
Hope his helps,
Shawn

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For the last 6 days when I close Photoshop CS4 the (Review reliability History) in Windows 7 64 bit shows the normal close of photoshop as (photoshop cs4 stop working). It dose this about 3 out of 5 shutdowns of this program. Have had Windows 7 for about three months. Can't figure out why this is happening. Photoshop runs fine and appears to close OK. Below are the details as they are in rliability history for this error. Any help would be great.

Description
Faulting Application Path: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS4 (64 Bit)\Photoshop.exe
Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Photoshop.exe
Application Version: 11.0.1.0
Application Timestamp: 499bfd16
Fault Module Name: atio6axx.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.14.10.9252
Fault Module Timestamp: 4b22aef8
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 000000000081283c
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.48
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 62b6
Additional Information 2: 62b6287f6544c69d4bb8b2d7e0b877e3
Additional Information 3: dc20
Additional Information 4: dc20c2093e73913783252fc9e919e739
Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID: 11569944

A:Closing Photoshop shows error in Reliability History

I noticed that the day before this mess started I had installed an update to my ATI R5770 video card drivers. So I went back and installed the old drivers. Now it's working fine as far as CS4 is concerned. The only problem I have with the ATI card is the grey sceen of death thing. ATI is suppose to be working on that problem.

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Good Day Sir, sorry if i wrong place for making this thread because still new at here, i want ask some minor thing ~
i found something at Realibility Monitor, never seen this before it's called "Program Data Updater" i don't know it's bad or good thing, because at relibility monitor i can see and choice "clear all problem report", so is that mean this "Program Data Updater" it's a problem or something bad ?
 

 
 
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Im having a strange problem with OneDrive.

Im running windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit + all updates.

On my desktop the OneDrive app works properly. It synchs as expected between my desktop and my OneDrive website. In system tray, the OneDrive icon shows it synchs regularly.

However, when I check my system in the Reliability Monitor, the reliability history shows a critical message "Microsoft OneDrive stopped working". If OneDrive works properly, then what is the reason for this warning message? Below is the detail I get when I click on the message. This message started to appear about 13 days ago.

Thanks for any enlightenment,

Johannes.
Description
Faulting Application Path: C:\Users\Johannes\AppData\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\SkyDrive.exe

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: SkyDrive.exe
Application Version: 17.3.1165.612
Application Timestamp: 539a47b7
Fault Module Name: KERNELBASE.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.3.9600.17055
Fault Module Timestamp: 532943a3
Exception Code: 80000003
Exception Offset: 000b3425
OS Version: 6.3.9600.2.0.0.256.103
Locale ID: 2057
Additional Information 1: 5861
Additional Information 2: 5861822e1919d7c014bbb064c64908b2
Additional Information 3: d1d9
Additional Information 4: d1d94a13d3609d6b740644c12508f581

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A:Reliability history message says OneDrive stopped working

This problem is now solved. See this discussion thread where I found the solution.
Reliability history message says OneDrive stopped working | Windows Secrets Lounge

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Hello, I was wondering if someone could help (hope this is in the right place I'm new here), for the last three days Windows 8.1 reliability history reports unexpected shutdown every time computer shuts down, despite that the computer shuts down normally. It is then always really slow to start up back up but gives no error message. I only found the report when I saw the reliability history graph when checking out the routine maintenance. On the graph it also reports that apnmcp.exe and APNUpdater and 64Driverload.exe stopped working and when I check the performance in task manager the Asktoolbar Notifier is glitching for a while until it loads. This is the only technical details the reliability history graph show for the 'unexpected shutdown' and apnmcp.exe it doesn't give details on anything else:

Description
Problem: Windows was not properly shutdown 05/12/2015 10:15
The previous system shutdown at 12:49:00 AM on ?12/?5/?2015 was unexpected.

Description
Faulting application name: apnmcp.exe, version: 21.12.1.2516, time stamp: 0x55357be9
Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 6.3.9600.18007, time stamp: 0x55c4bc8e
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x00014dea
Faulting process id: 0x700
Faulting application start time: 0x01d12f45f1b45df6
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\AskPartnerNetwork\Toolbar\apnmcp.exe
Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
Report Id: 4913385d-9b39-11e5-bf22-240a64f5ad36
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A:Windows 8.1 reliability history reports unexpected shutdown

apnmcp.exe is a file used by KMP Media Toolbar, Search App, Avira Search Free Toolbar, Search App by Ask, Ask Toolbar, Oovoo Toolbar, Ask Toolbar for Internet Explorer and Avira Toolbar for Internet Explorer. Uninstalling the program should probably help. It seams it is one of the ask toolbars from the information you provided.
 

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Hey there, Recently, I purchased the Yoga 730-15IKB, and up until about three days ago, it ran fine with little-to-no quirks. About three days ago, the laptop began to act very erratic. It began to freeze randomly; no response from the keyboard, trackpad or touch screen. I chalked it up to be a Windows error at first. After restarting several times, the problem persisted: the laptop continued to hang, yet the screen stayed on, the keyboard stayed lit and the fans varied in power over time. Nothing dumped from a BSOD, no reliability history report, only the fact that it shut down unexpectedly due to me holding down power. After several clean Windows installations, update rollbacks, driver reinstallations/updates/uninstallations, nothing has changed, and it seems that the problem only gets worse over time. At the time of posting this, this will be my third Windows reinstallation, and now it freezes in the midst of setup. Here's what I've tried: Reinstalling/Restoring WindowsRan chkdsk several times, no errorsRan the Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool, no errorsRan Lenovo Vantage's hardware diagnostic tool, no errorsReset BIOS settings multiple timesChecked MSI Afterburner and monitored CPU temps, they stayed pretty low Checked if the problem was limited to battery power, it happened on AC as wellChecked reliability history, no errors aside from unexpected shutdownsChecked event logs, nothing aside from apparent power throttling and some strange COM errors, yet ... Read more

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Heya,
I have cleared my history, deleted my temp files and cookies and still I have a couple of sites that, when I type in the address bar, are still there and come up when I type in the first letter of that site . Please can someone tell me how to get rid of the damn things.
Ta very much
Jonbo.
 

A:How to delete sites from history - already cleared history, cookies and temp files

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedURLs in registry contains the typed-in addresses. Delete all the "url" entries.
 

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Hi,

I always delete history in by clicking wrench menu >> settings >> clear history >> from beginning and tick all options..


I just noticed it has still stored all histories of mine for many days that I can see when I click wrench menu >> "history"

I tried deleting again but still it was there.

I managed to delete it finally manually by deleting the userdata folder in the path C:/documents and settings/users/username/local settings/application data/google/chrome/user data


But I wonder if this is something virus in my computer or a bug in browser itself.

A:[SOLVED] chrome do not clear history but it shows history cleared

Have you considered using ccleaner to do that stuff? I wouldn't touch google chrome if you paid me. Which is funny because my employers use it but I personally would not at home as think it is very flaky, very unsecure and buggy.

So it would not suprise me that there is some sort of bug which is not deleting the history but I cant really help you as I dont use it. I am sure others can though.

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I would like to be able to either turn off and / or clear the history pane that appears on the right side of each contact in the People App. I've searched and searched and cannot find any way to accomplish this. I must be missing something simple? Surely there are times when most of us would like to delete or clear the history.

Also, I notice that some of my contacts show something in the history pane, while others with whom I've had recent contact do not. Has anyone else noticed this? Is it a bug? My wife's computer shows history going back weeks, while mine only appears to have history of a day or two. Another inconsistency. Why?

Thanks.

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The thread reached the 2nd page so I'm bouncing it back up.
No one has any ideas?

I'm completely stuck with my work without my history page.

thx.

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Actually I'm trying to do exactly what is proposed here, and file history is not behaving as expected. I restored a full image I took a few months ago, which worked great. When I tried to restore the intervening file history, though, it only sees the three month old restore point, and gives me no option to restore the more recent files I can see are on the history drive. I could move them by hand but they now have the dates appended to the file names, and it will be a huge task.

Any ideas to get file history to see the more recent files on the history drive?

A:get file history to see more recent files on history drive

When you restored File History lost the cross references for the newer "changes". You can only do it manually, All you have to do is go to the last known or good date in File History's files and use copy & replace. If you have 7Zip you can even set it up in dual panel to navigate easier.:

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Hi,

I'm new to this site. I mainly joined to take a look round the web. dev. section.

Anyway, I've wandered into this area and so, in the spirit of sharing info, I though you may be interested in this post that explains why deleting your browser history (or using private browsing) will not stop people seeing your browsing history.

It really surprised me when I read through it earlier!!

Hope this is useful
 

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Most people want to clear their Firefox history.

My problem is the opposite. I have set the Firefox privacy options to clear the history after 9 days, but now it seems to be doing it every day or so. Too often! Even the URL bar thingy (where you type the URL) is cleared.

It started doing this a week ago, and ignoring my fiddling with the Privacy options.

I don't want the History to be wiped that often!

I do a good bit of researching online, and don't always remember where I've been, and the History is a very convenient tool. Yes I do know about bookmarks, but sometimes I check the history to refer to something. And the URL bar saves a bit of typing by completing the url for me.

Is it a virus that's wiping my History? I tried Googling, but all I got is "how to delete Firefox history", instead of "how to keep Firefox from deleting history".

A:Lost History: how to prevent history delete?

You might have checked this already but go to Tools > Options > Privacy tab
Make sure that it is not check next to: Always clear my private data when I close FireFox

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Is there a way to have start->run history kept while not keeping a history of the recently launched programs from the menu?

I know under the properties you have "Store and display recently opened programs in the Start menu", but this is what controls both.
I'm figuring theres probably some registry entry that will let me control them individually.

A:Remember start->run history, but not program history

I think that feature was removed.

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Is there anything more annoying that IE's history? Netscape 4 had a beautiful history window that showed page titles, URLs, first time visited, last time visited, and number of times visited, sortable by any of those fields. IE only shows page addresses, forces them to be broken down by days and then sorted by URL, with no other real options. I was hoping that IE6 would fix this disastrous history, but no luck: IE6 now allows you to sort in visit order, but you can only do that for today's pages (so as soon as it hits midnight, you can no longer see the pages you saw five minutes ago in order), and you can't see any pages at all from previous days in that manner (why they make arbitrary day cutoff points is beyond me). In the sort-by-visit order, you can see the page title, but no hint of its URL, its visit count, etc. Why doesn't Microsoft just copy Netscape's history (like it copies everything else) and make a decent history option instead of this garbage, that they can't even fix properly in their hyped-up, premier IE6?

Anyway, that's my little rant... getting back on track, is there a plug-in or something like that that will give IE a Netscape-style history?
 

A:Is there any plugin, etc. to make IE's history like Netscape's history?

None that I have ever heard of. Just remember this is Microsoft your talking about, Bill thinks this is the best it gets.
 

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I have tried going back to IE6 and reinstalling IE7
Have tried resetting IE7
Have tried opening it without addons but I still have no browser history.
Everything that I do locally gets added to the history though.

Any help would be much appreciated.

thanks,

Michael

A:IE7 saving local history but not Internet history

C'mon guys! Let's solve this.

I can't be the first person to have this problem .. :-)

If I am then who do I contact at MS for the prize?

Mike

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hi i am concerned about buying an ssd drive ( OCZ vertex III 120GB for operating system), for my new pc, i've heard that they have quick reads but slow write speeds. and thus are unreliable, am i correct? isn't someone out there fixing these problems?, what should i do? thank you .(please don't email your reply as it is down)

A:ssd reliability?

SSDs are probably more reliable than mechanical hard drives. They are best suited for an OS and programs. As such, you will never notice the 'slow' write speeds. I have 5 of them and am quite happy with them and have had no problems. There have been some issues reported with the Vertex III firmware. I don't know if it has been resolved or not. My best suggestion is go to a place like Newegg and read the user reviews. They are the best judge. I'm not sure where you are, but even if you don't buy at Newegg, it is still a good place to research.

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Test your SSDs or risk massive data loss, researchers warn

New study finds 13 of 15 flash-based solid-state drives suffer data loss or worse when they lose power.

Companies adopting flash-based SSDs as a cornerstone to the data center storage systems are risking "massive data loss" due to power outages, according to a new study titled "Understanding the Robustness of SSDs Under Power Fault" by researchers from the University of Ohio and HP Labs. In exposing 15 SSDs from five different vendors to power loss, researchers found that 13 suffered such failures as bit corruption, metadata corruption, and total device failure. The paper did not specify which vendors' drives were used.

The researchers' conclusion: "SSDs offer the promise of vastly higher performance operation; our results show that they do not provide reliable durability under even the simplest of faults: loss of power."



Test your SSDs or risk massive data loss, researchers warn | Solid state drives - InfoWorld

It certainly pays to have a complete disk image at all times.

A:SSD Reliability

And always use a UPS on your systems.

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I see lots of problems come by in various forums related to marginal/bad RAM. It is somewhat surprising that more people don't spend the small additional price for ECC memory, which a vast majority of PC chipsets support today. The $20 you save on 512mb of memory is small potatoes to the hours of work and debugging you may spend trying to determine what's going on with your system. I've been equipping my PC's with ECC or parity memory since the '386 days, and I've yet to spend any time debugging memory issues. In the worst case, you get a parity error indication, for most transient errors, ECC will correct them on the fly invisibly to the user. Don't you have better things to do with your time than shoot mystery crashes?

Next time you're buying new memory, consider stepping up to ECC RAM.
 

A:RAM Reliability

ECC stands for Error Correction Code. It is similar to Parity, but more advanced. It can detect multiple errors in data returned from memory and actually correct a single error. ECC memory has 8 extra bits to support the ECC. The System board to be used must support ECC, and all of the memory in the system must be ECC for it to be actively supported. Your system board specifications will tell you whether or not you can use ECC.

More about memory here
 

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· OS - Windows Vista 
· x86 (32-bit) · What was original installed OS on system? Vista· Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system)  · Age of system (hardware)  2009· Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS?  2009  no· CPU  Intel® Core™2 Duo [email protected]· Video Card  AMD Radeon HD 5450· MotherBoard -  Dell   0RY007· Power Supply - brand & wattage · System Manufacturer  Dell· Exact model number    Inspiron 530
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System Requirements Lab. This site is mentioned in several posts here but I hestitate to follow recommendations listed on the SRL site until I hear that it is reputable. If your game does or doesn't meet minimum requirements, they have a 'recommended' list page which then leads to a site to buy the recommended item(s). Is this truly a good site and the way to go?

There's so much I don't know about computers but my Dell is only 2 years old and was bought with the object of playing games. It is supposedly built for game playing and top of the line for that purpose. However SRL is always saying that I need upgrades. I realize that computers change in the blink of an eye but surely game designers want their games to play on as many different computers as possible?

Thanks for any info or suggestions.
 

A:Not sure about reliability of

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I need to recover deleted website/browser history. I was reading somewhere that you can get a list of the websites that have been visited by logging into your router and checking out the logs. I've done that, but do not see a list of websites.
Please help. I need to check out the history for this past week that has been deleted.

Please reply ASAP, as this is urgent..

Thank you!
 

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My daughter has been sneaking around on the internet and I am curious as to where websites you have been are stored other than history and cookies?
I use Mozilla Firefox and WXP Pro.
Thanks

A:Where does history get stored besides cookies and history?

Hi

At first obviously you can check the cookies and history through Firefox itself.

The problem is, if you've set the browser to delete cache, cookies and history when you exit or at any time since your daughter visited, nothing will be left. Index.dat files are there (usually) but it's a little complicated and doesn't usually let you know with much accuracy who visited what and when, thus not too reliable for a certain time/day checkup.

I can only think if you download Super Winspy then you'll be able to check all the latest files accessed, URL history, cookies, search history, run history, open/save history, address bar history, documents opened on computer and the index.dat history which will also show any content viewed and visited (default search location is C:\Documents and Settings\<Windows user login>\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\index.dat).

It'll cover pretty much everything computer related.

All this depends on how much has been deleted priorly, if so.

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Buying Reliability

This is an interesting article that covers how to buy reliable components for computers.
 

A:Buying Reliability

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I have searched this site and applied the fix (settings) suggested to restore it's operation but mine is still not updating.Is there a current fix for this problem.OS Vista home premium sp2

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I have searched this forum--and others--for information on motherboard reliability. I found a posting on this forum by gotroordude going back to 2003, saying "...motherboard stability and reliability can almost be taken for granted these days." Didn't the bad capacitor problem show up about then?

However, what I would like to find is independent (of manufacturer) reliabilty test data--if it exits--especially if available online, although given the seemingly endless variations in products I suspect my quest is not likely to be satisfied.

I am particularly interested in comparing manufacturers (perhaps selected product groups), vs. specific products.

I would like to know if there is a knowledgebase available that provides some insight into past performance of today's primary manufacturers.

Even some anecdotal info would be helpful, although I realize it must be discounted.

No, I am not an attorney trying to find a potential class action suit--just a less than power user trying to evaluate bids for a new computer.

Can anyone help?

Thank you.
 

A:Motherboard reliability

I'm afraid whoever you ask will probably tell you differently. For me, Intel boards are the best but obviously they require Intel cpu's and you didn't state what you are looking for.
Next to Intel for me I have Biostar and lately Gigabyte followed by Msi. Least favorite for dependability which I will never use, Ecs, Pc Chips, Matsonic, mercury
 

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Hey guys, I've been experiencing the brunt of vista-related problems recently and I can't seem to fix anything. My reliability rating has gone from a 9.5 to a 2.5 over the course of the last few weeks. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Problems:

Memory intensive tasks (games/dvd burning/bittorent) hang 50% of the time when I try to close them and don't end until I restart my computer.Event Viewer tells me this:Event ID: 1000
Task Category: (100)
Level: Error

Faulting application Explorer.EXE, version 6.0.6000.16549, time stamp 0x46d230c5, faulting module unknown, version 0.0.0.0, time stamp 0x00000000, exception code 0xc0000005, fault offset 0x0248d170, process id 0x52c, application start time 0x01c8506a7cc89230.



Explorer.exe usually freezes/restarts after the FIRST time I type anything while the start menu is open (searching).Event Viewer tells me this:Event ID: 1000
Task Category: (100)
Level: Error

Description:
Faulting application Explorer.EXE, version 6.0.6000.16549, time stamp 0x46d230c5, faulting module unknown, version 0.0.0.0, time stamp 0x00000000, exception code 0xc0000005, fault offset 0x0248d170, process id 0x52c, application start time 0x01c8506a7cc89230.


I have AVG antivirus installed, it has not found anything
I run Ad-aware to check for spyware, and that has not found anything.
I use ZoneAlarm as a supplementary firewall.
I am pretty experienced with computers..so feel free to suggest anything. I can p... Read more

A:Help me fix my 2.5 reliability rating!

Just got a new error related to the explorer one:
Log Name: Application
Source: Application Error
Date: 1/6/2008 10:09:44 AM
Event ID: 1000
Task Category: (100)
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer:
Description:
The description for Event ID 1000 from source Application Error cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.

If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.

The following information was included with the event:

mmc.exe
6.0.6000.16386
4549af41
kernel32.dll
6.0.6000.16386
4549bd80
e0434f4d
0001b09e

The substitution string for insert index (%1) could not be found
Looks like media center is corrupted..but I have no idea

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i intend to purchase from one of these cdrw manufacturers : micro solutions, teac, spressa, que and magic writer. appreciate advise on your estimate of reliability and performance. (realize generality but any comment is welcomed)
 

A:product reliability

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Having been the route of cheap cd roms, modems etc... My suggestion is to by a name you can trust for support. The TEAC or the Sony Spressa would be the 2 I would try to decide between.

Just an opinion.
 

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Hey guys,

I'm currently living in a country that blocks a good portion of the web. I've been using Private Internet Access to get around the blocks, but every 10 minutes or so, despite still being connected, the local censors seem to catch on. Anyone know what's going on?
 

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Does anyone know how RELIABLE flashdrives are? For example if I store files on them, then attempt to read the files 10 years later, will they still be readable? How about if I go through 10,000 cycles of writing and erasing info on them -- do they "wear out"?

For safety and reliability in recovering data, how do they compare to 1) a standard hard drive, 2) a floppy drive, 3) a zip drive, 4) a tape drive, 5) a C/D?

Are some brands better than others?

Would be grateful for any info....thanks!
 

A:Flashdrive reliability?

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So I've heard Thinkpads were extremely reliable and had been recommended them by a couple of friends. Since then I've owned an X220 and a T430s. Reliability  is not the word I'd use to describe my experience. The X220 had issues because it never shut down, it would always reboot instead of shut down I believe this is a motherboard issue and is not something I would expect. The T430s had the latch of the screen break,. Also pretty strange considering I opened/closed the screen at most once a day on average, once to open it in the morning and once to close it in the evening. Before my Thinkpads I've had an Asus that lasted 5 years before having any issue (hard drive broke) and another asus vor about the same time. I find this very unfortunate, because the build quality is great, the hardware configuration guide is superb, and I love the trackpoint. I find this very unfortunate because I absolutely love them while they work, they just don't seem to work very well for me. I'm wondering if I'm the only one that is having these reliability issues and that I am just "unlucky" when it comes to thinkpads, or that reliability just isnt one of their characteristics anymore?

A:Thinkpad reliability?

The Thinkpad used to be my laptop of choice.  Now I am almost frustrated to tears with them.Of the more recent ones I have owned, my ThinkPad X220 acceptable, but the T450s I have now is a "hunk of junk".  My wife has an X230 which is greatly inferior to the X220. Lenovo has truly strayed from the path with the recent Thinkpads.  Maybe, just maybe something will come of David Hills Retro Thinkpad Project.  Until then, my next laptop will probably be a Dell or HP---or at least something like a TouchPoint.

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I am using a brand new LG burner with Nero7. With my old internal CDRW drive, I've burned CD-Rs of many brands, mostly TDK, Maxell, Sony, Dynex. I had a few coasters/bad burns with any brand I tried, the same % with cheap CD-Rs(Dynex, house brand) as with those costing twice(Sony). In fact, because of this, I only bought the cheap Dynex CD-Rs until I switched to DVD's.

Now I read not to use cheap DVD-Rs made in China, such as Dynex, Playo(which now goes for $4.99 - 60spindle at Staples). However, all brands are made in Taiwan it seems, and whichever are made in Japan either arent sold in major stores such as Circuit City, Best Buy, Staples, or are always sold out.
I wanted to stick with Dynex(50 DVD-Rs for $8.99) but picked up a spindle of 50 Nexxtech DVD+Rs at Circuit City for $7.99. Burned fine, and was verified by Nero. If that's the case, and I make 2 copies, why should I be worried that the DVDs will go bad in 3 years as I will re-burn them by that time anyway?
 

A:reliability of cheap DVD-Rs

Gomar said:


I wanted to stick with Dynex(50 DVD-Rs for $8.99) but picked up a spindle of 50 Nexxtech DVD+Rs at Circuit City for $7.99. Burned fine, and was verified by Nero. If that's the case, and I make 2 copies, why should I be worried that the DVDs will go bad in 3 years as I will re-burn them by that time anyway?Click to expand...

Under the conditions you've specified, no reason to worry at all.
To ease your mind, you might test a few you've burned for satisfactory performance on another drive if one is available.
Storing disks carefully is an important consideration, too. You can Google loads of guidance on best practice.
Don't stick labels on them!
 

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I know every one as their own idea between Intel and amd processors but are there any reliability issues with phenom 9850 quad core for some minor games and more net searching and multi task work, Or as it got to be Intel quad do these give problems, Any problems i have is always down to my trying out a lot of freeware and when i remove it some times i will get trouble, but i just live with it as it is down to me. Thank's.
 

A:Solved: CPU reliability

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For the last week or so, Reliability Monitor has been showing the attached info periodically.
It makes no sense. There are 128 successful updates and 10 failures (5 pairs) each time, always the same.

The system seems to be operating normally.

Any suggestions?

Rob.

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This is the second time in less than a month I have had a Maxtor hdd fail . Both different boxes . Anyone else having a run on bad drives from them ??
Is Western Dig any better ?

Thanks

XJ
 

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Faulting application name: svchost.exe, version: 6.1.7600.16385, time stamp: 0x4a5bc100
Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 6.1.7600.16695, time stamp: 0x4cc7ab86
Exception code: 0xc0000374
Fault offset: 0x000cea27
Faulting process id: 0x1a64
Faulting application start time: 0x01cbcee72ad346db
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\svchost.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ntdll.dll
Report Id: 4541f3eb-3b7d-11e0-b18d-5cac4cee3ad4
 

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Hello, I am trying to determine how many VMs across how many regions and/or cloud platforms would be needed to reach five nines availability? Any help would be greatly appreciated
 

A:Five Nines Reliability

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How reliable are name brand DVDs (eg. TDK Gold) +or- R for long term storage when stored correctly? Some reports say many years but I see the occassional comment saying don't use them???
I want them for a fall back system image and archiving data.

A:Reliability of DVDs

Flash drives are the most reliable media storage currently being marketed. But backups need about 50-70 GB's, so until they're affordable and available, I read that Memorex combines a 24-karat gold reflective layer, high performance dye and its innovative DuraLayer(TM) scratch-resistant technology to create Memorex Pro Gold Archival CD and DVD Media.

But Memorex's reported quality isn't the greatest, so I'd recommend "archive quality" disks from one of the better reported Mfgr's, ref...

http://www2.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/s...04242153&EDATE=

http://www.cdr-zone.com/articles/rec...ty_page_1.html

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