Author Archives: J.D. H.

Recover/copy a corrupt Quicken file [SOLVED]

If you ever have a problem in Quicken where you cannot backup your QDF data file, and you cannot even copy your QDF data file, then you may want to try the following. This allowed me to save my mom’s Quicken data after nothing else worked (i.e. validate/repair did not work) and all the other solutions I found online did not work. This particular problem was caused by bad blocks on a failing SSD, but it could have just as

Disable Windows 10 download on Windows 7 [SOLVED]

Microsoft made the somewhat odious choice to automatically download the Windows 10 installer onto Windows 7 systems 🙁 If you are an IT person installing (or reinstalling) Windows 7 Pro onto desktop business systems, you probably do not want multi-gigabyte downloads going on without any user intervention. Likewise, a pesky “upgrade” icon in the taskbar is a nuisance at best. Thankfully, on a clean install of Windows 7 (Pro or otherwise) if you disable the following two updates you should be

How to cancel CoventryOne insurance policy?

If you need to cancel your CoventryOne Insurance Policy, here is the Coventry number to call for instructions: 1-877-849-9690 Here is a screenshot from their FAQ: After calling that number, and after a few button-presses/voice-prompts, I was able to reach a person in the policy changes department. They were able to set a termination date for my policy right then (I did not have to submit it in writing). I also made sure to get a case number for the call

CHASE: We’re sorry we’re not receiving your deposit information

Recently while trying to quick deposit a check, I received the following error message from the Chase App: We’re sorry we’re not receiving your deposit information. After waiting 30 minutes I tried again and all was well 🙂 After some research it appears that this error occurs when part of Chase’s Quick Deposit system is down. Here’s hoping Chase implements a better error/status reporting system for this issue! For the time being, the best solution when this error occurs may just be

Building my new gaming PC

I built this bad boy gaming PC to play Battlefront with my friend Kevin. It has a i5-2500K CPU and a GTX 960 video card, 512GB SSD and 16GB of RAM. This was a photo taken in the garage while I was building the PC. It was using a super old temporary power supply without the video card being fully powered. Since then I have upgraded to a much nicer PSU. The cooler is recycled as is as many components

Best inexpensive bluetooth keyboard for Mac [SOLVED]

Q. I have the iMac 27″ which was a hand-me-down from my parents. It is a nice comptuer but they didn’t have the original keyboard for it anymore so I have just been using a random PC USB keyboard and it is okay buy not great. Any recommendations for a really good but really cheap bluetooth/wireless keyboard for my Mac? Yours, -Tracy (poor college student) A. Hi Tracy! I was in a similar situations recently and I think I know just

[SOLVED] Can’t pin folders to Quick Access (The parameter is incorrect.)

Question. I am trying to pin my Google Drive folder to the new “Quick access” list in Windows 10 but it fails with a dialog showing “The parameter is incorrect“. Can you help? Answer. Certainly! Please try the following 🙂 #1 Open a command prompt (it does not have to have administrator privileges) #2 Paste: del /F /Q %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations (all one line) #3 Press Enter key to run the command Voila, you should be able to add any folder now,

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