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I thought I was pretty good at 'debugging' network issues, but this one had/has me baffled.
I seem to have a (wired) device (not sure which yet) that is causing my access point/router to disconnect from the broadband modem. This has been a problem that has gotten progressively worse over the last two weeks. Last week I bought a new access point thinking that the old one was malfunctioning...no luck. This morning, I had my broadband provider tech here to replace the modem. It worked fine...for 5 minutes, then down again. It was then that I pulled the cable (from the access point) that connects to one of those powerline adapters. This adapter connects to similar units in my office and my wife's office. After removing that cable, the access point quickly reconnected to the internet. To prove the point, I re-inserted said cable and waited for 30 minutes until the router lost contact, then removed the cable again...and again the router quickly regained it's internet connection.
I never considered that a device on the client side of a router could cause the router to stop communicating with the modem.
The wife is going to have a fit when she sees the 30' cat6 cable snaking through the living room to my office! As time allows, I'll try to narrow down which adapter/device is creating havoc. It only costs me a service call to find in fact that it was something on my end.
There is an option to only show 1 line per contact, instead of 2.
Yes, I've done that. It's still too big. I often have to scroll the list of just 20 people to select someone. That's annoying.
Single-click opens the menu options
That should be a context click. A single click should restore the window. Many IMs work that way.
When we first started using it I had to turn that on per contact.
Yes, I've done that manually for each contact. I hope it sticks. And yes, it is a group policy that I don't have privs to change. There's a Powershell cmdlet that will let you alter that, but it fails for me.
This does not happen to me when I set to Away, but does when I am set to Be Right Back.
Or an oncoming train? Well as most regulars will know I am 'resting' at the moment trying to get a new role had two interviews this week Monday & Tuesday, the Monday one was not a goer. The Tuesday one (bit of a long commute) but the guy who interview me had a couple of manuals I had written off me to show the managment, seemed over joyed I had worked on automated test systems and had an understanding of serial comms...then things went side ways again my Dad (who lets get over it is a senior citizen, one of the WW2 generation, narrowly missed D-Day, did Suez and Egypt) is not too well, it appears to me that a small stroke might have happened. Doctors on the way to see him, Mum going nuts,sorry about the long rant just needed somewhere to moan!
Best wishes to your father, my old man had a mild (if there is such a thing) stroke last year, fortunately he was near a hospital at the time and received prompt treatment he's now 95% recovered, so there is hope. Also, good luck on the job prospect!
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Recently though, I'm keep getting stuffed by conflicts, bugs and wierdities.
Recently? I've never had NuGet behave properly. And that BS about changing something in some config file to override the version number, well, it's just that, BS.
If I can, I compile the source directly and add to my project the necessary DLL's. This is often fraught with problems, as people can't seem to provide source code that actually compiles, or doesn't compile with the .NET framework that I'm using, or doesn't provide a SLN file, or has all sorts of project kruft that I don't need or care about.
Failing #1 (happens often enough) I create a separate project, do the PM NuGet BS, grab the DLL's from the appropriate .NET version folders, put them in a "Libs" folder that my real project then references, and delete the temporary project.
And the very elephanting last thing I need/want is for some package to update itself, breaking code, breaking other dependencies, etc.
Last night, my son was taking an online test for a summer college course (on his Win10 machine) when his machine suddenly rebooted.
The machine finally came back up and the disk I/O was at 100%.
He couldn't do anything.
Microsoft antimalware exe was going crazy. He has Norton AV also so he doesn't have a (known) virus.
We tried to kill everything -- just to get back into the test which is timed. The 100% I/O persisted as we killed tasks but you can't really kill the antimalware exe which was eating up I/O like crazy.
We will simply have to upgrade him to an SSD now too.
Such a crazy h/w upgrade path that Microsoft seems to be enforcing.
I've had MS anti-malware process running for a few days now, sucking up 30% of my CPU. And that's with SSD's. When I try to kill the process, I get "access denied."
Followed the instructions here and rebooted, which fixed it, then Windows Imaging something or other fired up and started consuming 10% of the CPU, but fortunately was able to kill that. This stuff is ridiculous.[/edit]
I thought the same thing, but the built-in antimalware on Win10 cannot be removed that I know of.
Normally, the Norton install and the OS takes care of that.
If you check out my article, you will see that there is definitely seems to be something up with Win10.
Thanks for the input.
Removed, probably not, but it should the smarts to disable itself when it sees you're installing an alternative AV. Or rather, Norton should be registering itself as an AV so Defender should disable itself.
Try removing Norton, then reinstalling it. I'd say something didn't get triggered properly the first time around, and Defender is too dumb to realize it.
You cannot rule the possibility out of being infected by a known virus, even if you install all the major products. There is also no known anti-virus that claims a 100% detection-rate.
It is an important point to make, since some companies "expect" that they are completely safe when a virus-scanner is installed. It's like using a condom; safer then no lubber, but not a guarantee.
FWIW, even my parents laptops are running without a scanner; they don't open any email-attachments, and while they can download crap, they can't execute it. Never had any problems, and still running with their original Vista installation
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