PS/2 Mouse and Keyboard fails on Windows 10 install

Using a USB mouse, Go to start menu, right click , device manager, Menu bar at the top and look for Show Hidden devices. 

Goto keyboards, mice section and uninstall the grayed out drivers. Restart. And bang your mouse and keyboard should work. 


Latest Firefox and Opera for Mac OS 10.6.8

For those diehards who love the only operating system that hugs both the PPC and Intel environments in one place.

Firefox 48.0 which updates to 48.2


Android 6.0.1 Lollipop and Slow Issues = App Data FFFFFFFuuuuuubar

You can go through the factory resets and cache partition data wipes, but sometimes that just isn’t the issue.

At length, I was messing around with this Samsung Note 4, and previous to that, My Galaxy 2, Evo 4G, and some other large screened devices of the time. There always seemed to be a point where the phone just got so slow no matter what I’d do.


One must reset the thing, data wipe, drop the phone on the ground **BECAUSE FRANTIC** from time to time.

The problem existed in several of these phones as App Sync Data left over from the many google backups I had laying on the server. **checking** 10 DEVICES.. WTF !

STEP One – Backup your contacts to another place. Your External SD Card, or email them to your account. (Note: however, This process shouldn’t remove your contacts.)

STEP Two – Install Google Photos, and have it backup all of your photos and vids overnight, umlimited free backups.

Step Three – Look through all of your apps, and make sure there isn’t something important that might get left behind, Notes, Texts, Naughty and good things, you can always install your apps later, but your customizations will disappear, unless, sometimes, you created an account within that app.

Throwing the phone out the window vs. Resetting your phone completely to factory +++ Killing App Data :

Step A – After you have signed the software death sentence of your phone away, peruse the Settings App, scroll down to Back up and Reset and then choose Factory data reset and do everything you can to wipe it clean. [ There is another way to do this by holding down a few buttons at start up on your specific phone ]

Step B – Your Phone will churn away and do some stuff. Then it will politely ask you to enter your google account at some point. THIS IS WHERE YOU DON’T DO IT. The App Data most likely from your google account is messing everything up. A good lass (boy or girl) will clear their backup data first:

  • Goto Your Google Dashboard
  • Goto your Android Section
  • Delete Backup Data should be present.
  • Press it and get rid of it !

From here you should be able to sign into your account on your phone or Android Device and be golden. (One other trick is to not sign in to the account, and just setup your android phone without the Account, Goto Settings, Accounts and add in your Google Account. As soon as the password is accepted, IMMEDIATELY TURN ON AIRPLANE MODE. You want to go into that account and uncheck Sync App Data.)

Step C – Read this step.

Ok, you should be better off, as this should take care of 99% of Software glitches. One other work around might be to clear all app data off your phone by some other means, and the server which could avoid the whole reset all data thing. But I’m too lazy with electronics to recreate the problem again and …zzz.



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PowerBook 170 JLPGA Rare Mac spotted ! All yours for 10,000 $

The PowerBook series started out as one of the most portable and powerful computers on the market. Fully utilizing a passive matrix backlit display, you could even use these in direct sunlight.

JLPGA PowerBook 170 (1992)

According to, here are the standard specs for the PowerBook170:

  • 9.8″ Monochrome Display @ 640×400 resolution
  • RAM: 4MB – 8MB
  • Hard Drive: 40 MB SCSI
  • Battery NiCad, 2-3 Hrs of battery life
  • Mac OS 7.0.1 – 7.5.5 (excluding 7.5.2)
  • Original Price 4600 $  (Intro: Oct. 21 1991, Discontinued Oct. 19, 1992)

But the one in question for today is one made for the Japanese in 1992. Apple manufactured approximately 500 mutli-colored PowerBook 170 models to commemorate the 1992 JLPGA golf tournament.

Available on eBay. .

MacWorld has this to say about it:

JLPGA PowerBook 170 (1992)

In 1992, Apple manufactured approximately 500 multicolored PowerBook 170 models to commemorate the 1992 JLPGA golf tournament in Japan. If you ever set your hands upon this colorful machine, you’ll have yourself quite a prize.

Apple must have had a field day picking the colors for this machine. It sports a mostly blue body with a white lid and base, red battery doors and contrast sliders, yellow hinge caps and trackball, and green elevating feet. Other than all that, it appears to be a relatively unassuming PowerBook 170.

Cool to know about the Apple rarities in the 90’s.

c1860fw Samsung Printer always going to 2-up printing under Eco-mode

This setting can be easily changed, (after two hours with Samsung Support and no help from them) you  have to use the SYNC Thru service by typing in your printers IPAddress or by going to Samsung Easy Printer Manager (or installing it if you don’t have it already).

Then you go to the Advance mode button, and choose SyncThru Utility.

Choose the log in at the upper right. admin / sec00000 for the default user and password.


Then once you are in there goto Settings, Machine Settings and look to the left where you will see a column.

Go to Machine Settings > System > Eco Settings

Choose Custom Settings on the right panel, (scroll down), then choose EDIT

Turn all of the N-UP modes to OFF

Press OK And Apply on the underlying window.

INTEL CORPORATION 915GM/915GMS/915GME/910MLE Embedded Graphics Chipset on Windows 7 32-bit, Dell XPS m140 / Inspiron 630m

Once you get the driver installed ( ) , you will see two graphics drivers in the Device Manager, (If link is down, do a search for the file R137843.EXE on Google)

You will see in Device Manager:


INTEL CORPORATION 915GM/915GMS/915GME/910MLE Embedded Graphics Chipset

Have to right click the STANDARD (first) and choose ‘Update Driver,’ ‘Browse my Computer,’ ‘Let me pick from a list of drivers’ and force the Intel driver instead of the standard driver.


Then plug in a second display, and restart the machine

You will notice the external display to be fully fucntional,
and the laptops internal one to be black/no video. enable the internal monitor
and mess around with settings until you can get the internal one going
and then eventually it will start producing great video. Basically you switch resolutions to 1024×768, and get the internal display to light up, and from there, you switch it to be the main display and find a disconnect setting in the display window.