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Jun
28
comment Can anyone analyze this “seemingly malicious redirecting” Web Address?
Just an aside, I see you're writing "Now it is all good except..." and "MalwareBytes is protecting me", but the GET paramaters would be the least of my worries.
Jun
27
comment ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT Issue with website
Did you ever hear of non-governments blocking/limiting access to Facebook or bit.ly? Also, I assume the two computers from the question are on the same network.
Jun
27
comment Change MySQL Installer for Windows update prompt period. Daily is too often
"update a catalog and other things" -- please post a screenshot and give very precise details for searches of future visitors. (I've never seen this on any Windows, Linux or OS X installation.)
Jun
27
comment What exactly is the console session in RDP?
@Pacerier, it has happened to us multiple times early 2008 (probably Win 2003 too then), when folks would RDP into the console session (which had a backup program running in the foreground) and then logged off (rather than disconnected). That said, I think we're saying the same thing... Maybe I should rephrase again (bummer the comments are a mess now): when you want to end the RDP client when connected to the console session, be sure to select to not log out if you want applications to keep running.
Jun
21
comment Battery does not resume charging after power interruption, if brand new HP Envy notebook is powered off
I edited the title; this might be more attractive to other HP Envy owners, and maybe will make them test too.
Jun
21
revised Battery does not resume charging after power interruption, if brand new HP Envy notebook is powered off
Made title more attractive to other HP Envy owners; maybe they want to test too.
Jun
21
comment Battery does not resume charging after power interruption, if brand new HP Envy notebook is powered off
(Just for future reference: same question on h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware/…)
Jun
21
revised Battery does not resume charging after power interruption, if brand new HP Envy notebook is powered off
Merged comment from author into question
Jun
21
comment Editing Hosts File in Windows 8
Related: hosts file ignored, how to troubleshoot? on Server Fault.
Jun
21
comment Hosts file missing in Windows 8.1
Are you using Internet Connection Sharing?
Jun
21
comment Hosts file missing in Windows 8.1
From support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/309642/en-us, which is old so maybe no longer accurate: "The Hosts.ics file is used by ICS to store information about dynamically configured clients. Avoid making changes to this file to prevent the loss of connectivity or data. The Hosts file (with no file name extension) is the file to which you add information about statically configured clients."
Jun
21
revised Hosts file missing in Windows 8.1
Added link to editing the file.
Jun
21
comment Hosts file missing in Windows 8.1
Are you sure hosts.ics is used when not using Internet Connection Sharing, @Peter? (See my comment to your answer.) What do the comments in that file say? I'm very much tempted to think you're wrong here, and Reg Edit is right: one can just create that hosts file if one needs it, and no need to worry if it's not there.
Jun
21
comment Battery does not resume charging after power interruption, if brand new HP Envy notebook is powered off
I'm tempted to say the title should be: "Battery stops charging when charger is switched off and quickly switched back on again during charging". And that's probably just a bug that nobody noticed. (Why switch off the charger to start with...? Why does it even have a switch for that? Sounds like "Doctor it hurts when I press here...")
Jun
21
reviewed Approve Hosts file missing in Windows 8.1
Jun
21
revised How can I stop Firefox adding more and more tiles to my New Tab page?
Firefox is called Firefox, not FireFox
Jun
21
comment Hosts file missing in Windows 8.1
I'm not on Windows, but isn't that file for Internet Connection Sharing? (Some OLD posts I find through Google even show that in the header of that file, when opening it in a text editor, including: "This file has been automatically generated for use by Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing. It contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names for the home network. Please do not make changes to the HOSTS.ICS file. Any changes may result in a loss of connectivity between machines on the local network.")
Jun
21
revised Hosts file missing in Windows 8.1
Cropped image; added file names for SEO.
Jun
21
comment Why doesn't OpenVPN Client start when Windows boots?
As an aside: nothing in the Windows Event Viewer for it not being able to find the erroneous path?
Jun
21
comment How to start a service using Mac OSX's launchctl
...and finally: are you sure the File exists is not some output of the process you're trying to run? What does Console say? In the end: we just need to see that plist file.