So I just updated Firefox and now I can't access the internet with that browser. It just says unable to connect. I've tried to troubleshoot by changing the proxy, adding it to my firewall list, and uninstalling it and reinstalling it and still no dice. Chrome works fine but still no damn Firefox. What's the deal?
What's your security software?
Ugh, that shit sucks. But from what I can find in the forums, that's the problem--Norton doesn't trust the new version of Firefox. Does your version of Norton give you the option of temporarily disabling the Firewall?
Now it's being ridiculous. When I try to open up the Norton Internet Security, it refuses to open. No message or anything, just nothing opens up.
Just uninstall that piece of utter shit that is Norton Internet Security. Install Microsoft Security Essentials. Call it a day.
Uninstalled it and it's still not connecting.
Any other options?
Sorry, this thread got knocked off the front page and I forgot about it. Um... that's a fucking mystery, man. I'd remote into your machine and take a look if you want, but I don't know what else to tell you to do on here.
I've changed it to no proxy and still nothing.
Nope, it still says unable to connect.
It was already unchecked. This is so damn weird. I've done all the troubleshooting I could think of and it won't connect for the life of me. Chrome is fine but Firefox is just what I'm used to.
I have a MSI laptop (under warranty) which stopped being able to read disks.
Found out MSI RMA policy sucks.
Any suggestions on how to avoid being without my laptop for weeks and chancing it getting damaged in the mail?
Read disks in what sense? CD/DVDs?
External CD drives are pretty cheap off of Amazon if you absolutely can't go without the laptop.
On a unrelated side note that isn't computer help but I finally used Windows 8 the other day on a computer I was working on and while the touch screen aspect was cool I absolutely hated the UI of it.
MSI responded to my inquiry with an RMA but I would like to avoid the horrors of sending my laptop in the mail for something like this.
In the market for a new laptop and given the fact that I last bought a computer during the second Bush administration, I'm actively seeking recommendations on brands/manufacturers (to look for or to avoid), specs I should make sure are a minimum (given my description below) and anything else you care to mention. I am not a gamer, developer, designer, film editor, animator or music producer, so I do not have particularly high spec requirements.
- PC, not mac
- Fast processor
- Good amount of memory (vague, I know)
- Not as heavy as a brick - last laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad) really fucked up my shoulder when I had to schlep all over town w/ it.
Would be nice to have:
- Great monitor for viewing video
- Under $800.
What I'll be using it for:
- Work - mainly MS Office applications and internet research
- Internet browsing - duh
- Media - all the usual streaming/on demand media (Netflix, Hulu etc.)
Lenovo is the best manufacturer in my opinion. As far as all your other requirements go, dude seriously just look up the models in your range from each of the major manufacturers and check their reviews on CNET.
bought and would recommend this guy (http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/hom...t-Touch-Laptop ). Full OS tablet convertible with 15.6" screen and beats audio. Just make sure to buy a screen protector (http://www.ebay.com/itm/331092366712...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT ).
And anyone having problems with wireless range should check this out. Installed yesterday at my house and it's very affective and cheap. Wired or wireless internet via power lines. Crazy. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833704197
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Generally agree about Lenovo, although I heard their new workstation laptop is a piece of shit.
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What I am trying to get at is there are "generations" to computer parts and just because one brand (or same brand) will offer one at a price with similar components, they truly are not the same. And in the world of computer components, generational gear goes a long way. From buying a piece of shit, die on you in a year, to something that is been time and tested to last you for some time.
A quick suggestion is to look at what Costco sells. You can check their online inventory. I suggest this because Costco sends quality, current generation products for the low end, mid, and high end consumer.
Thanks guys. Funny you should mention Costco. Just found what appears to be a great deal on their website. Thoughts?
ACER ASPIRE V5 TOUCH SCREEN
15.6" HD touchscreen
Intel Core i7
1.0 tb hard drive
All for $700
Even after you add in extended warranty fees and taxes, this seems like a very good deal for these specs. It must be a very new model, because I can't find reviews for this particular model with these particular specs anywhere. Anyone have good/bad experiences with Acer? I doubt I'll find anything else with these specs for $700. The MSRP for this one is $1k anyway.