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2006/07/09 10:04:52 (permalink)

Computer help forum?

What computer help forum do you guys visit either regularly or when you need help with something? I've signed up to about 4 and 3 of those have never replied to my posts and the other one I'm having to wait 24 hours for a reply because only one person is trying to help me and they're american.

Something similar to MT would be nice, where there are always people around. My problem relates to Windows XP / registry settings but a general forum would be fine. Any suggestions?
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    RE: Computer help forum? 2006/07/09 10:05:47 (permalink)
    I find the help forums on microsoft pretty good but you can't beat the good old general forum on MT
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    RE: Computer help forum? 2006/07/09 10:10:16 (permalink)
    I would normally post here, but it's one of those things where I know nobody here can help, and I'd rather post on a forum where everyone is a computer geek and not just the odd few. I'll have a look on the microsoft forums, I checked the help pages on microsoft.com but wasn't helped there.
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    RE: Computer help forum? 2006/07/09 10:10:45 (permalink)
    I Know there is one that really winds me up

    I'll "google" my problem - and this particular site will "appear to have the EXACT answer I was looking for.... so I'll click the link , to be greeted with someone asking a near identical question to mine (excellent )

    .... then I'll scroll down and it will say something like " top see the solution to this problem , please subscribe .....

    Grrrr ! - Caught me a few times , that's not what the internet is all about
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    RE: Computer help forum? 2006/07/09 10:13:48 (permalink)
    I think I know the one Zoidberg, is that the Experts-Exchange? Someone always has the exact same problem almost word for word, bloody annoying!
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    RE: Computer help forum? 2006/07/09 10:24:00 (permalink)
    try here, ive been a member there for years, theres nothing that these guys don't know

    http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/
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    RE: Computer help forum? 2006/07/09 10:59:31 (permalink)
    whats the problem that you have - youve not stated
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    RE: Computer help forum? 2006/07/09 11:12:10 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: littlejones

    What computer help forum do you guys visit either regularly or when you need help with something? I've signed up to about 4 and 3 of those have never replied to my posts and the other one I'm having to wait 24 hours for a reply because only one person is trying to help me and they're american.

    Something similar to MT would be nice, where there are always people around. My problem relates to Windows XP / registry settings but a general forum would be fine. Any suggestions?


    www.pcadvisor.co.uk
    Excellent forum, if you don't get a reply within about 5 mins, i will be very suprised.
    Some very good folk on there.
    post edited by pete66 - 2006/07/09 11:14:41

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    RE: Computer help forum? 2006/07/09 11:42:28 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Dr Zoidberg

    I Know there is one that really winds me up

    I'll "google" my problem - and this particular site will "appear to have the EXACT answer I was looking for.... so I'll click the link , to be greeted with someone asking a near identical question to mine (excellent )

    .... then I'll scroll down and it will say something like " top see the solution to this problem , please subscribe .....

    Grrrr ! - Caught me a few times , that's not what the internet is all about
    On experts exchange that happens but if you carry on scrolling the solution is there.

    Here's a random post:
    http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Dot_Net/ASP_DOT_NET/Q_21901599.html

    You'll see the "view solution" link and when you click it they ask you to signup. No ignore it and keep scrolling - past the ad and the long index. Hey presto the answers!

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    RE: Computer help forum? 2006/07/09 11:44:13 (permalink)
    Cheers guys, I'll take a look at those forums.

    The problem is basically that the CTRL key on my laptop keyboard won't work for things like CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+V, CTRL+Y etc, but it does work for CTRL+F in word so I know the key isn't broken. The same problem seems to apply to SHIFT for some things too, but not everything. I've asked all over for help with finding where I can edit the shortcuts in the registry, but all I get back is 'run this program and post this log, run this and run that'. This is fair enough, but after running over 6 different spyware/adware/virus programs and finding nothing (if there was anything then it will have been deleted by now) I think it's time to try and fix the problem - I just don't know how. I appreciate all the help I was given, but I've ran over 11 different programs to try and find the cause, but I think I need to focus on a fix now, and I don't know where in the registry/windows to look. The CTRL/SHIFT keys ARE NOT BROKEN, and my keyboard language is set to english.
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    RE: Computer help forum? 2006/07/09 12:22:08 (permalink)
    if you're sure its a registry problem, you could boot into recovery console from an xp cd and restore the registry hives, im not sure which one youd need to restore though.

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    RE: Computer help forum? 2006/07/09 12:25:47 (permalink)
    Someone already suggested I put my recovery cd in and type sfc /scannow in the run box. Unfortunately the cd drive on my laptop is so old it doesn't work properly and isn't reading discs.
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    RE: Computer help forum? 2006/07/09 12:51:49 (permalink)
    what version of windows are using?

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    RE: Computer help forum? 2006/07/09 12:54:35 (permalink)
    XP Home Edition.
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    RE: Computer help forum? 2006/07/09 13:07:53 (permalink)
    Open you control panel
    open Accessibility Options

    On the keyboard tab make sure everything is unchecked.
    dont change anything in the settings tab unless you see an issue.
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    RE: Computer help forum? 2006/07/09 13:16:26 (permalink)
    Yup, they are all unchecked, and nothing looks incorrect in the settings tabs.
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    RE: Computer help forum? 2006/07/09 14:08:38 (permalink)
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    RE: Computer help forum? 2006/07/09 16:19:01 (permalink)
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    RE: Computer help forum? 2006/07/09 16:25:43 (permalink)
    Overclockers.co.uk, have a forum, have always got an ansewer to my questions within the first 2 posts.

    You cant sign up with a hotmail account or anything though.
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