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Nov
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revised How do I rename a file to .htaccess in Windows 7?
Removed clutter, all that remains is the actual answer.
Nov
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Nov
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comment Why charging from USB port killed three computers
@MichaelKjörling That is precisely what I said.
Nov
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revised Why charging from USB port killed three computers
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Nov
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revised Why charging from USB port killed three computers
Clarify that this is not a question about fixing the problem. I want an explanation as to why this might happen.
Oct
29
comment Why charging from USB port killed three computers
Can't be a bad batch, since two of the systems were manufactured at least a year apart. As for poor design... well probably. But what kind of flaw would cause this? And why would that flaw not become apparent when charging other devices? I can't find any other reports of similar problems.
Oct
28
comment Why charging from USB port killed three computers
There is no longer any power after the failure. And yes, not doing that again was my first suggestion. He didn't listen, twice. But the question isn't "who can I stop this from happening again" it's "why would this happen."
Oct
28
comment Why charging from USB port killed three computers
We considered that, but ruled it out. For one, the outlet and wiring are fairly new (not an old house). Furthermore, nothing else plugged into that outlet ever had an issue. And finally... the system(s) spent a significant amount of time plugged into that outlet without any problems.
Oct
28
comment Why charging from USB port killed three computers
Under normal circumstances I would agree, however this happened three times, on three nearly identical but independent systems. But not on any others.
Oct
28
comment Why charging from USB port killed three computers
Well, we don't really know what got killed - only that you have to replace the entire motherboard to replace it. Which is normal for most parts of a laptop.
Oct
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asked Why charging from USB port killed three computers
Oct
8
comment When using a Windows Key shortcut, Start Menu always opens, even though a shortcut was used for something else, why?
No, nothing like that. I have a computer that this happens, on... and one where it does not. And they are virtually identical as far as software.
Sep
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Sep
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revised When using a Windows Key shortcut, Start Menu always opens, even though a shortcut was used for something else, why?
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Sep
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Sep
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comment When using a Windows Key shortcut, Start Menu always opens, even though a shortcut was used for something else, why?
I am experiencing a similar problem in Windows 10, though for me the start menu opens as soon as I press the windows key.
Aug
5
comment NVidia Graphics Card Error 43?
I have not, as far as I can tell from searching, there has never been a copy of the BIOS distributed for my machine.
Aug
5
comment NVidia Graphics Card Error 43?
Interesting, unfortunately there is no BIOS update for my system.
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