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RE: Not so XaPpy anymore

It's a safe bet it's Microsoft trying to get you off XP. :B They still have a laptop to kill! I plugged into a separate outlet - no go. The only reason I suspected the hard drive is that I had just learned to use Audacity to record music cassettes and parse them into 'CD audio' files. For several hours I really worled the computer HD hard. It was a good run for that PC. This laptop is flimsier, and may not go so long.
burlmart 04/03/14 12:52pm Technology Corner
Not so XaPpy anymore

My 10 y/o HP XP Pavillion gave up sometime overnight. Nothing. Turn power supply switch off and on and press the HP on button - nada. Should I assume it is the power supply (it was already replaced some 4 or 5 years ago), or would a failed hard drive cause a PC to not even turn on? Still have a 7 y/o GTW XP laptop to hold on till maybe Win 9 (or maybe beyond).
burlmart 04/03/14 10:03am Technology Corner
RE: Windows XP lives on!

Quote: *** An even more limited edition version, its press run rumored to be in the low single digits, will be the "floppy crate" version. This edition makes the OS available on 451 3.5-inch floppy disks, all packed in a crate measuring approximately one cubic foot in size and emblazoned on all sides with the Microsoft flag logo. Each unit will be signed by Bill Gates and hand-numbered. "We understand some of our most stalwart, longtime users are still using older hardware," Microsoft has said, "and we wanted to offer a way for those users as well to enjoy the newest edition of a classic operating system." *** I always knew the day would come when I would need a 3.5" floppy drive.
burlmart 04/01/14 04:56am Technology Corner
RE: Elec Step will not retract

Also, make sure the "joints" stay lubed. Mine wouldn't retract and my service department said to spray some WD-40 in the hinges. Voila! Yes, I have been doing that w/ silicone spray. Bruce, you are right on - Martha says it's purple (I just see it as dark) When is the amber light supposed to come on, and may I assume its not working now means there is one less potential draw on the chassis and/or house battery. If so, we are happy to do w/o it.
burlmart 03/28/14 04:19am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Elec Step will not retract

While it works vert well now. I often worried what if it fails. And thanks a lot for informing me = I feel better. I may later look at the wiring you guys described. I know there is one dark wire from the step just hanging loose, and it's always been there.
burlmart 03/26/14 08:38am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Elec Step will not retract

I cannot google up a specific statement about manually retracting the step if all fuses were blown or motor fails on the road. I see a bolt/pin (I think) with what feels like a loose wire (cotter pin?) holding its free end where the motor arm grabs the long square "axle" that attaches to both sides of the step at the top. Is this a pin that you can remove and manually shove step in?
burlmart 03/26/14 08:21am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Elec Step will not retract

Bruce and Snow Thanks plenty. My head is swimming after reading Bruce's earlier linked post (it did not come up when I 1st thing did a RV.net AND a Google search for 'electric step' and 'electric step fuse'). First thing I really want to know is if I am somewhere and the step won't close, is there an emergency way to disconnect the motor and manually close that step? I have a few more questions, but this one has always loomed in my mind.
burlmart 03/26/14 02:55am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Kwikee step logic

This thread deserves a 'sticky'
burlmart 03/26/14 02:53am Tech Issues
RE: Elec Step will not retract

it was the little magnet sensor out of place. Still would like to know about a fuse. And when the amber light below is on
burlmart 03/25/14 10:42am Class C Motorhomes
Elec Step will not retract

We want to get the dogs out to a state park tomorrow, and the step won't go in when emgine is on, nor when it's off and the step switch (and inside white llight) is turned on and I shut the door = no retraction. The amber light under the step is not lit when the inside switch is on. Have 12v in coach. Is nthere a fuse to look for? There is a box under the drivers seat, but I do not know how one gets at it. Sure would appreciate advice.
burlmart 03/25/14 09:55am Class C Motorhomes
RE: If you didn't like Chrome, you may not like Firefox

Yes, you can test the Beta1 version of Firefox v29 separately from your current installed version. http://i.imgur.com/3pyLsD8.png I would select the Custom install option. http://i.imgur.com/iTTnWPg.png And install v29 in a separate folder such as Mozilla Firefox Beta1. Firefox v29 will load your current addons extensions automatically, and can be launched using its own icon. You can then test v29 for compatibility. It will also update separately. Good pointers above. It worked just as you say. It is not so radical a mod, and like you said, you can even get the text menu bar to show. It did not work nearly as well w/ my unique Windows Display settings, especially the large fonts in Windows Classic High Contrast Black and 800x600 res. There was no room on navigation icon bar for icons (plenty of room in v28) Not sure if NASA Night Launch worked. It actually looked like FF was implementing the Windows High Contrast Black settings for the interface (not the web pages - BYM took care of that) The result was that some menues like the Customize Toolbars icon mover were bright white, while some like the bookmark menu were dark background. So for now, v28 is good. I seem to be unable to find the little Ghostery icon anywhere now, though the add-ons list says it is running.
burlmart 03/25/14 02:51am Technology Corner
RE: All You Win XP Stragglers

For $25, Malwarebytes offers XP lifetime security protection on 3 devices. http://www.pcworld.com/article/2110009/a-thin-lifeline-for-xp-users-new-malwarebytes-suite-will-support-the-older-os.html
burlmart 03/24/14 02:59am Technology Corner
RE: If you didn't like Chrome, you may not like Firefox

1492 Thanks very very much. I researched BYM earlier but found nothing that said it would work. I may still stay w/ v28 if NASA Night Launch does not turn that BRIGHT header/toolbar to black. I am unfamiliar w/ the Accessibility Evaluator Toolbar. Can you explain a bit more on the last sentence regarding "you can get the full install file here of Firefox v29beta1" Are you saying I can use that link and have both v28 and v29 on my PC and if v29 is not my thing, just uninstall. Again BIG thanks.
burlmart 03/24/14 02:43am Technology Corner
RE: If you didn't like Chrome, you may not like Firefox

Why not just turn off update I'm not even running version 28 I'm still several versions back I did
burlmart 03/22/14 03:04am Technology Corner
RE: If you didn't like Chrome, you may not like Firefox

Me either - but looks like that add-in was created to address and/or reverse all the skin changes that Firefox will introduce in v29. Ought to be interesting. al The new look is not bad (too Chromeish), but I really have a bad feeling about BYM not being compatible. Hope I'm wrong. I did turn off auto updates
burlmart 03/21/14 03:04pm Technology Corner
RE: If you didn't like Chrome, you may not like Firefox

Maybe this will help you. I'll certainly be looking at it when v29 comes down the pike. al I am not too clear as to what all that means just yet. I was always hopeful for Firefox OS and a 'Mozziebook/box'. Not so much, now.
burlmart 03/21/14 01:33pm Technology Corner
If you didn't like Chrome, you may not like Firefox

A Firefox overhaul in FF 29 Well, I have a feeling FF just kicked me out. I am betting Blank Your Monitor add=on for high contrast black web pages will not be upgraded, and I NEED BYM to see. Chrome doesn't have it. My IE 8 on XP does have native high contrast black as an option, but IE 8 is supposedly very insecure. I may not be XaPpy for long...
burlmart 03/21/14 11:50am Technology Corner
RE: 5 Security Software Myths That Can Prove Dangerous

All the different opinions on AV security remind me of what a fellow said who worked in the Louisiana DOT's asphalt materials research lab. Engineers and technicians would go 'round and 'round for years arguing about the proper mix proportions to get the best asphalt pavement (and I am sure they are still at it). He said "it's just like a bunch of guys sitting around arguing whose jambalaya recipe tastes best - there is no single answer." I will trust that MS is savvy enough to maintain reasonable AV control via MSE and MSRT, and every few weeks I can also do a Malwarebytes full scan. I use FF w/ a few handy add-ons to see it better and block ads and trackers. I feel comfortable w/ this. My nearly 10 y/o single core AMD Athlon XP 3200+ will start bogging w/ any browser VMing or NoScript add-ons. I'm XaPpy, and maybe just clueless enough not to be worried! Will let all know if anything blows up XP-wise. I've started leaving PC on fulltime since the fan sounds smoother than w/ daily wake-ups from hibernation. Ole Nellie may have another year in her.
burlmart 03/20/14 11:45am Technology Corner
RE: Handling: Rocking and Rolling: UPDATE

Be nice if you knew a shop dedicated to servicing U=Haul trucks and talk w/ their Chevy suspension know-it-all.
burlmart 03/20/14 04:14am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Windows 8

I am tired of Windows updates and how slow my lap top is to boot up. My iPad is spoiling me on good soft ware and start up time so I was considering a Mac. Talked to my dad about it as he belong to a compuyor club that is full of gurus. He said Mac was to expensive. I agree. Told me to install a solid state hard drive and install Lenix. He did on his and he said his start up is between 15-25 seconds and is fast. He couldn't be happier. Said one of his guru friends could do it for about $200 Total in about an hour. That sounds like a deal to me. You need to relearn terminology w/r how Linux does stuff on your hardware and on the web. If you have Ccleaner loaded on your PC and you clean up registry connections and clear all the temp files and turn off many of the apps that startup when you reboot, I'd bet you'd be a happy camper w/ what you have. Also do regular Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragments from Windows tools. Are you using a 3rd party AV program. There are options that minimize the CPU usage. MSE is one free one that does not need to run at boot.
burlmart 03/20/14 03:14am Technology Corner
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