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svchost.exe at 100%

I have had a couple of computers lately, and many in the past, where Windows Updates, whether automatic or manual, cause svchost.exe to wind itself up to nearly 100% CPU usage and quite a lot of memory usage, effectively slowing

Posted in Computer Stuff

QR Codes in vinyl

I have been working on techniques to cut QR codes in vinyl, so that they can be applied to vehicles, existing signage, or wherever a QR code is needed that is suitable for cut vinyl. I have developed two techniques

Posted in Sign Making

Simple fix to silly problem

A client from whose desktop I was removing viruses was using his laptop while I had the computer in the shop. He decided to use a wireless keyboard and mouse that he has in his cupboard, and plugged it in,

Posted in Computer Stuff

Facebook

While I have resisted making a personal Facebook page for a long time, I have decided to create a page for the business at https://www.facebook.com/SOSComputers.and.Signs. Unfortunately, in order to get the full functionality out of a business page, you have

Posted in Computer Stuff

Web site again

I am really beginning to like this WordPress website, and the responsive theme. I got to check it out on an android phone and an Apple -Pad at the weekend – I really like the look and feel across a

Posted in Computer Stuff

Epson Printer again

Well despite what I said at the end of the post below, this was no where near fixed (and still isn’t). I have struggled with this randomly working and not working for weeks now, and finally got to spend a

Posted in Computer Stuff

New Web Site

So, at long last I have got rid of my clunky hand crafted website, for the business at least (my personal home pages are still handcrafted with love and tears!). I decided to use the WordPress installation I was using

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Printer problems – Epson WF-7520 cancels large print jobs

I recently bought a new Epson WF-7520 printer. I bought it from Harvey Normans, in one of their sales. It’s an A3+ printer, and A3 scanner and copier, and has a fax machine thrown in for good measure. The price

Posted in Computer Stuff

ICSPA or UKASH SCAM

It appears that the white screen virus below is associated with the ICSPA UKASH scam, and at least one of the jobs below shows symptoms of both. I have just has another ICSPA UKASH infections, the symptoms of which are

Posted in Computer Stuff

White Screen virus

In the last week I have had two computers, one XP and one Windows 7, exhibiting the “White Screen” symptoms, namely a White Screen immediately after log on, which does not allow Task Manager to run, and which shuts the

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