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bio website dpreston.com
location United Kingdom
age 57
visits member for 2 years, 4 months
seen Nov 21 at 14:16

Web developer, Liverpool FC fan, angler, atheist.


Jul
28
awarded  Yearling
Jul
16
comment Laptop starts up, runs perfectly normally for a few minutes, fan starts spinning very fasts, then shuts down
It really sounds like an overheating problem (not unusual in laptops). Have you opened up the laptop & made certain there is no blockage in the cooling system?
Jul
5
comment What to do with a frozen web page in Chrome
Rather than trying to fix the symptoms, is there nothing you can do to cure the problem in the first place? Is it only Chrome that freezes? Have you tried Firefox?
Jul
28
awarded  Yearling
Apr
25
reviewed No Action Needed Microsoft Visio branching connectors
Mar
11
reviewed No Action Needed XFCE: Switch windows in Unity-like way (Super+numberOfWindow)
Mar
11
awarded  Custodian
Mar
11
reviewed No Action Needed High performance perforce sync
Feb
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
29
reviewed Reviewed Is there a way to edit text documents on the iPhone and sync them with SkyDrive
Dec
29
comment Is there a way to edit text documents on the iPhone and sync them with SkyDrive
Doesn't look like SkyDrive supports .txt files answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windowslive/forum/skydrive-files/…
Dec
27
reviewed No Action Needed AppLocker Windows 8
Dec
26
awarded  Commentator
Dec
26
comment Removal of Svchost.exe virus
Is it definately svchost.exe? Some virii/trojans call themselves eg. scvhost.exe (note the different spelling) to 'hide' in the task list.
Dec
6
comment Aptana issues with HTML and PHP code
Duplicate of stackoverflow.com/questions/2843072/aptana-code-folding?
Dec
3
answered Auto-adjust (dim) the color scheme of the monitor at night?
Dec
3
awarded  Custodian
Nov
29
comment Dual core running on one core only
I'll post a comment rather than an answer, as not sure it will work in your case. See incore.net/winxp-multicpu. If your XP installation was ghosted from a single CPU machine (as can happen in corporate environments) you might need to enable multi-core support.
Aug
28
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Aug
28
revised mutt can't get password from an encrypted .gpg file
simple title edit