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My apologies to those who replied yesterday, but did not get an answer. We currently have the builders in, converting my old office in the stables into a self-contained flat, and what with shopping in IKEA, making tea for the builders, making sure they were following my plans, and visiting a couple of clients, the day just disappeared.
Damnit: "A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed. Error code: 0xc000000e"
I'll try blowing it out when the neighbours are awake (the compressor is damn loud when it's charging) and hopefully that'll fix it - it's working at the moment, but it failed on a reboot which implies heat, and the core temperatures are too high for my taste at 63 / 71 C
On the brighter side, the restore worked fine, and all I lost was last weeks CCC list (so I need to move that to the data disk) and my latest desktop background. Just a pity it wasn't necessary ...
Sent from my Amstrad PC 1640
Bad command or file name. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaaay...
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I had a similar saga with my last laptop, either the CPU or graphics card would overheat and everything would freeze. If that was all that would happen, I would just spray with canned air, reboot and slow the processor to 'summer power saving' - and possibly turn on the A/C.
If I was running Hyper-V then it would never reboot successfully, and try multiple fixes and fails. Out with AOMEI...
I found a most elegant solution - I bought an HP Omen 17, with two monster fans, and outlet ports like on the back of Concorde. I reckon I'll get the cost back in a year on reduced A/C usage - 'course, you don't have A/C in welsh Wales, being more focussed on slate tiles and dehumidifiers.
Was sick on Friday,so got in early today and found the network on which 'they' make us store everything and the internet is down. I'm going to start keeping local copies and backing up to the network as the business continuity people can get stuffed!
Digital games and software downloads can be purchased on Amazon and then installed on your compatible computer. You can also purchase games and software downloads when shopping Amazon on your mobile device's web browser.
It is from today... From Amazon...
"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge". Stephen Hawking, 1942- 2018
Here's the text of the email from Amazon and, as near as I can tell, it is actually from Amazon.
After careful consideration, we will be ending support for the Software & Games service on the Amazon Developer Services Portal, effective October 15, 2018. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused by this change. Please note that the change will affect only your Software & Games selection. The Amazon Developer Services Portal also supports Android and HTML5 web apps for Appstore, Alexa, Amazon Web Services, and Dash Services, and there will be no changes to these services in the portal.
We appreciate your participation in the Software & Games service. We are actively exploring new ways for all digital Software & Games developers to list their products on Amazon, however, at this time do we do not have an update.
Please note the following key dates:
• July 20, 2018: After this date, no new Software & Games selection can be uploaded to the Developer Services Portal, and you can no longer submit content changes to current selection.
• August 15, 2018: On this date, all of your current Software & Games selection will be removed from the site and will no longer be buyable for customers.
• October 15, 2018: Reporting will be available in Developer Services Portal until this date. After this date, the Software & Games section of the Developer Services Portal will be fully removed.
What is going on with the Amazon Developer Services Portal?
On October 15, 2018, we will end support for Software & Games on the Amazon Developer Services Portal. We’ll still support other services and technologies. This change affects only Software & Games.
Can I still submit content for now?
You can add new selection and edit current content until July 20, 2018, and you can see your reports through October 15, 2018.
Can developers still directly list their software & games digital download products on Amazon after July 20?
Amazon is committed to software and games, and we are actively exploring new ways for all digital Software & Games developers to list their products on Amazon, but we do not have an update at this time.
Once again, we apologize for the inconvenience this change causes, and we thank you for your collaboration.
We won't sit down.
We won't shut up.
We won't go quietly away.
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