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21) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some help or advice (Message 1658091)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Looks like CMOS reset is next.

Not necessary.
If the mouse was OK in the BIOS, and it works in Safe mode then it's not a hardware issue.


An update. I entered safe mode. The mouse worked. I went into deviceManager and clicked on the USB controllers. There wefre no yellow or red icons. I clicked on each one and all read working properly. I went up to the Mouse icon in device managerand it said that it was working properly also. And the keyboard said the same thing.

If the mouse worked in safe mode, then there's not much use in checking in Device Manager- it will only confirm what you already know- the USB ports are OK.
You need to check Device Manager on a normal boot when it's not working to see what the status for the USB hubs & devices are.


The fact it works in Safe Mode indicates the hardware is OK, and the basic Windows driver is OK. Not working in normal mode indicates a software issue- some other programme/driver is being loaded that is causing problems.
Is it a gaming mouse? They come with drivers to support extra buttons & functions. Likewise Microsoft mice have their own drivers to add to the functionality of the mouse.

Boot Windows normally & check Device manager for any yellow !
If there are any, click on the properties for that device & see what the issue is.
If not, boot back in to safe mode, then go to Programs and Features & check for any software that relates to your mouse & uninstall it. Reboot normally & see how things go.

Thats why I took a break. I wanted to see what else you guys could come up with.
Once I reboot and go into windows, The log on screen pops up And I cant move the mouse or the key board. So I cant sign on to get to anything. I will try that in safe mode and see in I can get rid of the sign on screen.
As for the mouse its just a cheap USB logictech. No driver disc came with it.
22) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some help or advice (Message 1657966)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
An update. I entered safe mode. The mouse worked. I went into deviceManager and clicked on the USB controllers. There wefre no yellow or red icons. I clicked on each one and all read working properly. I went up to the Mouse icon in device managerand it said that it was working properly also. And the keyboard said the same thing.

So I will move up the list and try something else.

Side note- After rereading my intial post I most likely misslead you. I state d that my mouse was al over the place in BIOS. What I should have just said that the mouse worked properly in BIOS. So If me being not precise has caused confusion I apologize.


Edit-I just tried the system restore. Upon reboot The mouse still wont move. I will take a break for the moment. Looks like CMOS reset is next.
23) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some help or advice (Message 1657606)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Oh, did James mention he was using a PS/2 mouse?

No, he didn't. But people look back at threads like this when they have their own problems, on different equipment. It's better to include the general warnings, just in case.

My mouse is a USB. A logictech. My key board is just a round green plug.
I will print out this thread so I dont have to keep peaking around on this my daily driver to see what Im supposed to do next. I have read my asus guide. I can reset CMOS by moving a jumper cap.That will clear REAL time Clock Ram in CMOS. Is that what you mean Grant?

Im off to bed. I will keep you updated on what happens.
24) Message boards : Politics : Russia in the 21C (Message 1657095)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
I was involved (as a 'Keeper of The Papers'), decades ago, in some War Games against Soviet Forces. In addition, because of my present association with still active, High Ranking Military Personnel:

Win a war, against the present day Russian Military Forces, within the 'Old' Soviet Borders?

No one, including any combination of Military Forces, have the capability, over the years it would take, to do that.

Youre wrong. The US alone could easily do that. With NATO, it should be even easier.

We could kill their soldiers, and destroy their equipment, using a ratio of 5 to 1, and they will not (and have never) stopped fighting for Mother Russia.

A few posts ago I mentioned the reqruitment problems the Russians are having. Due to demographic problems and rampant alcoholism they are unable to maintain their army size. Furthermore, they rely heavily on conscripts. The Russian army now consists of about half a million soldiers. The US alone can match that, and the average US soldiers is better trained and better equipped than his Russian counterpart. If they fight and lose man with a 5-1 ratio they would burn through their armed forces in no time.

Furthermore, Russian military doctrine is severely outdated. Basically, they are terrible when it comes to the information aspect of modern warfare, which is exactly what Western armies, but the US in particular are great at. Basically put, when it comes to open confrontation between NATO and Russia, NATO can pick the Russian army apart in such a way its entire structure collapses.

And mind you, this is coming straight from the Russians themselves.

EDIT 2: The Russians do have difficulties 'Moving Forward'. However, they 'Move Back', because of Area, and 'Never Stop Fighting' Culture, better than anyone else in Europe.

Which is exactly why an offensive war against Russia would be a stupid idea. A defensive war where NATO has to defend NATO territory has a very clear and very limited objective: kick the Russians out of NATO territory. No need to conquer parts of Russia, only limited incursions into Russian territory would be needed, and once we trashed their army, they will be forced to back down.

And I will ask what happens to our great information aspect when it gets hit with a suborbital EMP? Your blind.
Now everyone was pissed when China took out one of their satelites. I do think Russia could do the same to our satelites. And we to theirs.
It will not be a cakewalk if war braeks out.
25) Message boards : Politics : Russia in the 21C (Message 1656610)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Swedish Armed Forces have been allowed to immediately inform public about foreign aircraft incidents, 1st report out today:
https://translate.google.se/translate?sl=sv&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=sv&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.forsvarsmakten.se%2Fsv%2Faktuellt%2F2015%2F03%2Fsvenskt-incidentflyg-overvakade-flygning&edit-text=
Today, two bombers of type TU-22M Backfire and two fighters of type SU-27, flew over international airspace but without the transponder turned on near Bornhom and Gotland.
A Russian SU-27 photographed up close from the Swedish signals intelligence planes last year.
https://translate.google.se/translate?sl=sv&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=sv&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dn.se%2Fnyheter%2Fsverige%2Fsvenskt-flyg-overvakade-ryska-stridsplan%2F&edit-text=

Edit: On the inside of Putins propaganda channel RT!
Liz Wahl @lizwahl https://twitter.com/lizwahl
My talk on Russia, Ukraine, new media challenges and how journalists can fight propaganda at SKUP
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/60185420/highlight/612206


If they are in your airspace, Shoot them down!
26) Message boards : Politics : Iran and it's mock destruction of a US nuclear carrier (Message 1656608)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
This months edtion of Sea Classics had two pictures of that wooden built up barge. One from above where It looked pretty realalistic. The one from sea level looked boxy as hell.
The story line was that intell figured Iran would blow it up and say> SEE we are not afraid of the American devils. I havent seen or heard anything about it since I read the article though. So what is supposed to happend?

Edit- Very impressive what modern missles can do to a mostly wooden structure.

If I was really rich Id build a pirate shipe and a British ship of the line from about 1820. Then see how they could hold up against just a WW2 Fletcher class destroyer.
Iran must be really scared of sanctions to put out this cartoon crap.
27) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some help or advice (Message 1656604)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
I tried Grants suggestion and pulled the power cord. That didnt help.
My keyboard however is not a USB. It has a round green plug.

Richard I will try your suggestion On Friday afternnon, Where I can devote my full attention to the task. After running 3 CNC's for the first time in two months Im just to beat to do anything when I get home.
I thank you all for the ideas to try.
Im also rereading my ASUS users guide. The mother board is a P8 Z77-v LK.

I will post updates as to what happens Friday. But please post any other ideas or thoughts. This is way beyond my skill level.
28) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some help or advice (Message 1656327)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Remove the power lead from the computer, if it has a reset BIOS jumper, use that to reset the BIOS otherwise remove the backup battery, give it 30 seconds & then put it back in, reconnect power, reboot & see how things go.

I will try that when I get home from work tomorrow night.. Im going to bed now. Thanks for tip. Hope it works.
29) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some help or advice (Message 1656306)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Computer 6814791 is down untill I can figure what happend. The monitor for this machine was dieing. It has raster lines half way up the screen. So Saturday I bought another monitor hooke it up installe dthe drives and every thing was fine.
Sunday afternoon I turned the monitor on to check Seit and the computer had rebooted its self and the logon screen was showing. Went to sign in and the mouse wouldnt move at all. Rebooted and went into BIOS and the mouse moved all over the place.
Rebooted once more and noticed the USB mouse didnt light up. Thought the mouse died. Took it to the twim computer of 6814791 At the mouse lite up and worked.
Took the mouse back and tried it in every USB port on 6814791 and no go. Tried resetting the USB plug on the motherboard still no go.
I dont have a clue as to what to try next. Any tips or advice I can try?
30) Message boards : Politics : CommunistOrganizerHustlin'Hussein Vs NukeWhackin'Bibi (Message 1655908)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
I have to add Putin Lovers and perhaps North Korea.
But North Korea is like more like a small dog.
Arf Arf:)

That small dog can still bite you in the ass.

I hope you know that "ass" is an obscene Word in English.
At least the SETI moderators think it is.
One of my postings was hidden because I used the the Scandinavia word "Ända" (English "but", "rear") that Google Translate translated to "ass"!

Nevermind. Small dogs can also bite:)
Our dog Tosca used to do it but she stopped when she was 5 months old.

It depends on how the word is used in context.Now I cant tell you to kiss my donkey and get away with it. Or that Im going to kick your donkey. But I can say watch out that small dog will bite you in the ass. In the us ass is PG 13 nowdays.

And allways remember you can use cartoon swear words. ^&*%$&* :)
31) Message boards : Politics : CommunistOrganizerHustlin'Hussein Vs NukeWhackin'Bibi (Message 1655660)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Presently: Self-Proclaimed, Holocaust Denying, Nazi Lovers. AKA: Jihadists and Right Wing Fanatical Iran Mullahs.

I have to add Putin Lovers and perhaps North Korea.
But North Korea is like more like a small dog.
Arf Arf:)

That small dog can still bite you in the ass.
32) Message boards : Number crunching : Some sad news I need to pass on... (Message 1655142)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
My condolances on the loss of your mother Richard.

In these days we forget what was accomplished in the past.
I was stationed at Shemya AFB in Alaska from 77 to 78 And the ony way could communicate with the main land was by Ionosphere radio. Even phone calls to my wife back in NY was by the same method. The lag time was terrible, But just talking to family was worth it.

It was some time in mid 78 that we finally went to satelite communications.
West of Shemya was Attu. The Navy or the Coast Guard had a Loran C station there.

So I can thank your mom and her equation for not only me being able to call home but, Id say sailors can thank her for being able to know where they were.

And thank you Richrad for sharing with us her history.
33) Message boards : Politics : DEAD. Murder? usa internet LAW REFORM REQUIRED! #2 (Message 1654839)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Dont post things you dont want your mother or a cop to see.

Brave New World.

ALL the stupid 'stuff' I, you, and everyone else say to friends, over a beer. Is now spread worldwide, and is permanent.

Is The Internet, and Social Media, forcing 'Speech Control' upon everyone?

Perhaps a Neo-Puritanism is infecting this Brave New World.

Well if you have friends over ban the phones and video cameras. How does one get oneself posted over youtube acting like an idiot? And that Durst guy confessing on audio?
Consider the world wired. Hell your TV set can blow you in now.
Thought control? You may be right. The NKVD and the Gestopo never had it so good.
34) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 may put SETI@home in Danger (Message 1654831)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
I don't think I have used the screen saver since about October of '99.

Its been many years since I have run a screen saver also. It was cool to lok at though.
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Numismatics R Us (Message 1654447)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
And have you noticed that Lizzy is winking? - She knows what happens when you drop one into your trouser pocket ;-)

LMAO. Thats bad. Its off to the Tower of London for you:)
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Numismatics R Us (Message 1654439)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Yippee! looks just like the old thruppeny bit! Now if only we could get back tanners, florins and half-crowns we might be getting somewhere. Euros - pah! Gimmee proper money any day not Monopoly junk :-)




New £1 coin

When I had visted my daughter who was stationed at RAF Lakenheath in 2002. I loved your coins. Here in the states I still have a wad of coins in my pocket. The total is around $3.00 or 4 dollars.
However I found that with your coins I could carry 30 pounds just in coin. Those one pound coins sure add up.
Your having the different colors and shapes made it easy to find the coin you wanted. I think the US mint could take a lesson from the Brits on that.
37) Message boards : Politics : DEAD. Murder? usa internet LAW REFORM REQUIRED! #2 (Message 1654432)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Clyde and James I was being polite .

It is well know that America try's to get people to spill there guts on T.V to then later use the footage to hang them .Snowden is not a stupid man

Snowden gave you time to offer him a amnesty before he took political asylum in Russia . Maybe a little less he man B/s and hill billy justice and a bit more honesty and crap won't get stuffed so much

After all you accused the Australian of being a Traitor but has now been given a apology from your gov and it's taken him 14 years to clear his name . After being locked in Guantanamo bay for years .

I have no clue what you mean by spilling your guts out on TV. If you mean folks being interviewed and saying stupid stuff they should not have said. Well the onus is on them. If your on camera or on a mike you better think before you speak. Any fallout that happens is on you not anyone else. Same goes for the twits on twitter and face book and you tube. Dont post things you dont want your mother or a cop to see.
Dont blame me for the US going after him. Like I said he is a patriot who was sick of the crap our own government was doing to not just the US citizen but to the rest of the world.
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : I have been impolite as of late..... (Message 1654026)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Ian. Dont worry about it. We semm to be a forgiving bunch at this project. And you have been under some health pressures.
Ive ticked off more folks here than you have I bet:)

And tell LSM that those treats she sent are now devoured. MMMM MMMM. Best prize I ever won.
39) Message boards : Politics : Russia in the 21C (Message 1654023)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Correct numbers. Incorrect meaning.

The Russians could 'afford' their losses. The Germans could not.

After one year of war: The 'effective', front-line fighting strength, of Germany, was cut in half. While Russia remained the same.

Sure, its part of why the Russians won. But just because you can afford to lose a lot of troops doesn't mean you therefor should. But the Russians did, and as a result they did waste a lot of lives.

Which is why I brought that point up. In some countrys life is held cheap.
Chaff in the wind of battle.
40) Message boards : Politics : DEAD. Murder? usa internet LAW REFORM REQUIRED! #2 (Message 1654017)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
However. Snowden should stand trial. You do the deed, you face the consequences.


Morning Clyde , I can understand why your saying this but I do disagree , Snowden to me is a bloke that knew what his government was doing is wrong and like a good reporter he blew the whistle , unlike the 2 traitors that passed the plans to Russia to build a nuke .

So I say let him be and drop any warrents and let the guys come back home . Just don't let him work for a government organisation again .

Understand.

Just wondering if there is a 'Middle Ground'. Don't know what that might be.

I read on some news blog that he stated he wanted to come home. True or not who knows.
If it is true than he is willing to face a trial. I would hope that if he does come home he dosent have an accident before he goes to trial.
The only safe way I can think of is for him to spill his guts about everything he knows to every news outlet worldwide. Get every dirty secret out of what Our government has been doing to spy on us world wide.


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