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May
10
comment What are ways to prevent files with the Right-to-Left Override Unicode character in their name (a malware spoofing method) from being written or read?
"I would strongly advise you to make use of the solution that Tom Wijsman pointed out." Actually, that was a solution that I pointed out. I already set Windows to do that. Like what I replied to Tom Wijsman, I'm looking for other solutions that will prevent the RLO character from being written and read, or a solution that will automatically notify or alert the user if the RLO character is detected. I'm afraid I don't have the technical know-how to write the filter you described.
May
10
answered Adblock-like plugin for hiding social sites' widgets, buttons, etc
May
10
revised Netbook screen display is garbled (has black/white & horizontal line patterns, screen freezes, and/or wrong display position)
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May
8
comment Netbook screen display is garbled (has black/white & horizontal line patterns, screen freezes, and/or wrong display position)
Not sure if this is a normal temperature for this CPU, but here's a screenshot of CoreTemp, ~3 minutes after the Windows desktop appears: imgur.com/yJbBq (Min: 57°C, Max: 61°C, Tj. Max: 100°C). Screenshot from HWMonitor, ~30 minutes after the Windows desktop appears (not sure which is the GPU temperature): imgur.com/XCsiL
May
8
revised Netbook screen display is garbled (has black/white & horizontal line patterns, screen freezes, and/or wrong display position)
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May
8
comment Netbook screen display is garbled (has black/white & horizontal line patterns, screen freezes, and/or wrong display position)
I connected the netbook to an external monitor (through VGA) and the display in the external monitor shows up just fine. I have been able to use the netbook without any issues with an external monitor.
May
8
comment Netbook screen display is garbled (has black/white & horizontal line patterns, screen freezes, and/or wrong display position)
"Since the problem doesn't occur immediately on powerup, the only cause that seems likely to me is overheating. Have you verified that the fan still spins." I just found out that this also happens at BIOS startup. To further troubleshoot this, I connected the netbook to an external monitor (through VGA) and the display in the external monitor shows up just fine. I can't seem to find a fan for this netbook (it probably doesn't have one). I still cleaned its exhaust vents at the bottom.
May
8
comment Netbook screen display is garbled (has black/white & horizontal line patterns, screen freezes, and/or wrong display position)
@Bobby Yes. This has also happened at BIOS startup (just found that out). It sometimes goes away after a reboot, sometimes it doesn't. I also connected the netbook to an external monitor (through VGA) and the display in the external monitor shows up just fine. I'll see what I can do to check the GPU temperature.
May
8
revised Netbook screen display is garbled (has black/white & horizontal line patterns, screen freezes, and/or wrong display position)
edited to account for troubleshooting updates; reverted tags as I don't believe this is OS-specific and am looking for possible hardware repair solutions
May
7
revised Netbook screen display is garbled (has black/white & horizontal line patterns, screen freezes, and/or wrong display position)
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May
7
revised Netbook screen display is garbled (has black/white & horizontal line patterns, screen freezes, and/or wrong display position)
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May
7
revised Netbook screen display is garbled (has black/white & horizontal line patterns, screen freezes, and/or wrong display position)
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May
7
asked Netbook screen display is garbled (has black/white & horizontal line patterns, screen freezes, and/or wrong display position)
May
6
revised How does one change a PS/2 mouse's polling/refresh/sample rate in 64-bit Windows 7?
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May
5
revised How does one change a PS/2 mouse's polling/refresh/sample rate in 64-bit Windows 7?
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May
4
comment How does one change a PS/2 mouse's polling/refresh/sample rate in 64-bit Windows 7?
This is interesting, but it does not really address how to change the PS/2 mouse's sample rate. I find Windows 7's default handling of the mouse acceleration to be fine already. I reckon this will be useful to other people that would like to adjust the mouse pointer acceleration, though.
May
3
comment How does one change a PS/2 mouse's polling/refresh/sample rate in 64-bit Windows 7?
I should've added in my question that I have already tried that (from reading a similar post here [forums.logitech.com]), but it didn't change the sample rate the last time I remember. To recheck, I redid the same steps in your instructions, and saw that there is already a SampleRate value there and it's already set at 200 - decimal. I rechecked with MouseRate and the sample rate still hovers at ~100 Hz.
May
3
comment How does one change a PS/2 mouse's polling/refresh/sample rate in 64-bit Windows 7?
@MBraedley I have one lying around - still in perfectly good condition. It saves the environment by not having me throw this mouse out, and saves me money by not having to buy another USB mouse. Also, using a PS/2 mouse frees up one USB port (which is convenient). My motherboard (and CPU) is not that old - I just bought it a few months ago and it has a PS/2 port (a lot of mobos still do - it's just not advertised), might as well use it since I already have a PS/2 mouse.
May
3
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May
3
answered Very Low Sound from speakers, None from headphones on Toshiba NB305 netbook