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    Lubuntu No Bootu

    LOL Nope! Yup! 🤦‍♂️ It's what I get for being the only member of my social circles who solves problems and fixes stuff, and for not finding someone to deflect to before I left.
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    Lubuntu No Bootu

    Thanks, Chewy, Now I have reason to brush up on my Linux skills. I'll keep the thread posted on developments.
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    Lubuntu No Bootu

    My guess is that the netbook became unusably slow with Windows installed (which was par for the course with those machines) and someone installed Lubuntu in, like 2010, and it was never updated. My hope is that I will be able to walk them through it on a voice call.
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    Lubuntu No Bootu

    A friend of a friend 9000 miles away is running Lubuntu on an ancient Packard Bell netbook. During an update (today?) the machine kernel-panicked and won't boot. My friend's friend human-panicked; I got the call and a bunch of screenshots. I would gladly muscle through this if I was there in...
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    Mysterious Password Change. Malware Attack?

    Took the easy route and de-prioritized WBM in the BIOS.
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    Mysterious Password Change. Malware Attack?

    It's been a long time since I've dealt Windows Boot Manager issues or used bcdedit... I barely remember how this all works together. So much memory to refresh.
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    Mysterious Password Change. Malware Attack?

    Okay, something is going on but I don't know if it's malicious, anymore. In fact, I'm suspecting a failed Windows update. The system is booting from the wrong volume. Somehow the drive letters got swapped and the HP SSD EX920 I installed as the system drive has become Drive F, while the Seagate...
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    Mysterious Password Change. Malware Attack?

    Now I'm noticing that there were a whole lot of failed Windows updates and a pending restart. Also, the desktop folder, which is on a second drive, is still intact, but it's no longer assigned as desktop. Perhaps an update failed and reset the user account to some default state, and reverted the...
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    Mysterious Password Change. Malware Attack?

    Nope, scratch that again. Today she woke up and there were chrome tabs open with Clonezilla and Paragon open. Her taskbar icons are gone and desktop cleared. AOMEI Backupper and EassUS Todo Backup and Macrium Reflect have all been installed (although I'm not sure what an attacker would want with...
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    Mysterious Password Change. Malware Attack?

    Scratch that-- I just found the working misspelling. It was only one letter off but it was clearly changed because I know what it used to be and what it is now. She swears up and down that she wasn't prompted for a password change, and that the kids don't know her password so how it changed is...
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    Mysterious Password Change. Malware Attack?

    Windows 10 on my sister's Lenovo E585 suddenly stopped accepting her password. The Windows login recovery security questions have changed, as well, to ones that I don't remember choosing. I thought maybe the input language had changed but it has not. She was running as an administrator with full...
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    Home Mesh Network With OpenWrt?

    RT-AC68U is CAD$195 on amazon.ca :/
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    Home Mesh Network With OpenWrt?

    I currently have two wireless APs serving the house; the primary one in the garage (ground floor) and a secondary one in the basement. They both share an SSID and password but moving about the house necessitates manually disconnecting/reconnecting to maintain signal strength. This can get...
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    No New Windows 10 Feature Updates For My P50

    Today Windows Update greeted me with a new message: It's almost as though Microsoft heard my cries and reached out to assure me that this machine is still in the update queue. I have not been forsaken!
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    No New Windows 10 Feature Updates For My P50

    Double-entry. How do I delete a post?
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