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Member Since 20 Aug 2006
Offline Last Active Aug 02 2011 11:53 AM

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In Topic: Bosch SHE5AL06UC/05 Dishwasher

02 August 2011 - 11:54 AM

Anyone have a clue for me? I am at my wits end.

In Topic: pdf print problem

25 July 2011 - 10:37 PM

I would also highly recommend a third party PDF reader, such as Foxit. All the features, none of the bloat.

In Topic: More Windows XP help

16 January 2010 - 08:28 PM

First tip is to dump McAfee. I highly suggest Microsoft's free AV, called Microsoft Security Essentials.

Use HiJackThis! to determine if there are any "Browser Helper Objects" or "BHOs" causing your problem:

You can also manually check your hosts file, here:
You will probably need to enable showing hidden and system files, and you will have to edit it with notepad.

In Topic: gateway computer

08 January 2008 - 07:57 AM

In all my years of PC repair, I have not seen one do this, so I would say its a pretty rare occurance.  In order for the PSU to randomly power on, the 5VSB rail would have to be intermittently shorting to ground somewhere.  Not impossible, but unlikely. 

In Topic: gateway computer

07 January 2008 - 02:10 PM

A bad PSU will explain the random power offs but not the random power ons.  WOL might explain the random power on, however this usually not enabled by default, especially on an OEM system like Gateway. 

Because he has both issues, I wonder if it is a bad power switch on the case.  It is rare for one to go bad, but it does fit the symptoms. 

So, here is a question for the OP:

When it powers off, does it shut straight off, or does it go through the shutdown sequence?

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