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  1. Hi xilolee,

     

    I still believe they are (mostly) bogus posts for the following reasons:

     

    1. They ALL provide minimum information.

    2. They ALL follow the same format of (unnecessarily) detailing their hardware (even if the problem is not related).

    3. They NEVER provide any information about their specific issue (they all can't be that lazy; can they?).

    4. They are MOSTLY first-time posters (too much coincidence with 1, 2 and 3 above).

    5. They RARELY respond to your (or anyone else's) detailed recommendations.

    6. The timing between these types of posts is uncanny. Once they start, it is like a new one is generated every few minutes, and they stop completely (for a period of time).

     

    FYI, I haven't seen one poster indicate he/she is a Wise PC First-Aid User in their opening statement today.

     

    In summary, I see how hard you (and others) work to try and assist with these bogus issues and it irks me that one person would attempt to ruin this forum. With that said, I will refrain from posting any issues but my own because there is no way that any post I've seen today is legitimate (maybe with 1 or 2 exceptions). However, my advice to you (and other assisters) is to keep your initial responses short until you are sure the OPs concern is legitimate (ie, need more information, etc). The OP should be doing most of the detailing because it is his/her issue! Good luck.

     

    my2cents 


  2. Specific details please. BTW, what does all of your specs have to do with your issue? Please explain why you (and every other newbie post) always feels the need to identify the System Root: as C:\Windows. I have participated in numerous forums over the years and I have never seen such redundancy from new posters. Why, its almost if they are all coming from the same person!


  3. Some programs remember the last download path and will attempt to use it again (eg, Adobe). However, if it is a general downloading issue, then the above suggestions should fix your issue; however, if your download issue is related to a specific program, you may only have two choices:

     

    Replug in the device that was previously identified as the download storage location for the program in question.

    Uninstall and reinstall the offending program to reset the download storage location ( or see if that option exists as a feature).

     

    my2cents


  4. white lines from the top to the bottom of the screen

     

     

     

    Operating system:Windows 7 Home Basic (64 bit) Service Pack 1

    System root: C:\Windows

    Available physical memory: 1942 MB

    CPU: Intel® Pentium® CPU G620T @ 2.20GHz

    Drive Info:

    C: 451.91 GB

    Internet Explorer: 11.0

     

    That's a pretty vague description of your issue and I specifically noticed that your hardware description "lacks" any information relative to your issue (eg, monitor information). Why did you post all that unrelated hardware information and disclude the monitor? Have you posted before as another user?


  5. @admin:

     

    I believe that a single poster is flooding this category (and other categories) with useless posts as follows:

     

    The problem is always identified with minimum details.

    The description of the hardware is always extensive.

    The offending poster is usually listed as a newbie with just one post.

     

    I firmly believe that one individual is responsible for this repetetive action because the layout of the redundant posts are always the same. Now, from my experience in other forums, no two posters ever follow the same posting format so perfectly (eg, minimum problem details and very specific hardware details). In fact, sometimes the extensive hardware information isn't even relevant; however, the needed detailed description of the problem is always missing!

     

    With that said, I am hoping admin has the capability to review subscriptions by IP address because (I believe) someone is doing this maliciously. Here's hoping you find the offending IP address and block it from accessing this forum. Then, maybe some legitimate posts can be answered.

     

    my2cents


  6. MY EXTERNAL HARDISK ( WD) WHICH IS CONECTED TO YHE USB PORT WILL NOT SHOW UP IN MY COMPUTER AND IT WILL NOT START

     

    Your issue is unclear based on the information provided. What does "will not start" mean? Does it actually run? What is the make/model number of the external drive? Is it a WD Passport or similar make that has special firmware and security software installed? FYI, an external drive must have an active volume to show up in my computer. If yours does not, you can create a simple volume in computer management.


  7. Hello xilolee,

     

    As demonstrated by your own skilled testing, this beta is not for the untrained and/or faint of heart. Now, I normally don't make such profound statements but I think this beta really needs to remain a beta for quite a while because I think its introduction into the GA release would turn an already stable product into an unsafe nightmare for most of us. I have always touted the Wise Product Line as being the best in the areas of safety and reliability; however, if this goes GA, I will no longer be able to make such statements going forward. For the life of me, I don't understand why the Wise Development Team would ever introduce such a difficult option that is extremely dangerous (in untrained hands). Moreover, I just talked to Santa and he doesn't like the idea either!

     

    Happy holidays to all,

     

    my2cents


  8. Hello all,

     

    This customization technique via an ini file is not suited for most users. Moreover, it could lead to a disater for those untrained individuals who attempt to deploy it. This is definitely a step in the wrong direction IMHO. Moreover, this ini file will require continual updating based on the installed program changes. For example, what happens if a specific program provides a major update and moves things around? If so, how is one supposed to know how to tailor this new ini file to clean the new locations properly? Now, since there are already programs that attempt such remedial actions, and since they only require a checkbox to be ticked, I would say they are well ahead of this ini initiative; however, even those programs fail frequently because it is difficult to keep up with all the popular program rewrites and updates. I have used CCxxxxxxx in the past and it has continually broken unique programs due to specific programs being updated and the cleaner program lagging behind (or not knowing about) the updated program locations. Now, if programmers can't keep up with the changes, do you think the average user will succeed? Again, this is not a good idea IMHO.

     

    my2cents

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