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Pyrrho
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Sorry, I did see but it didn't register in my brain that you mentioned the built-in admin account.
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That's OK. It works in the admin account, but I didn't think of tweaking my everyday one from there, or the exe. I'll see what can be done (if anything).
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Witness wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:32 pm That's OK. It works in the admin account, but I didn't think of tweaking my everyday one from there, or the exe. I'll see what can be done (if anything).
Maybe this?

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-fix- ... windows-10
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Nope, it's the UAC, not Defender, so there's no "Unblock" checkbox.
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I can only boot into Safe Mode...and I have to hit the power button 3 times to do that.

Logs indicate impending hard drive failure, so I will hie myself to Best Buy and get me a new one.

Mansplain me what brand I should get.
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Traditional or SSD?

Perhaps this will help: https://www.backblaze.com/blog/backblaz ... s-q1-2020/
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So what happened was that I kept getting a black screen every time I started the system, except in repair mode and Safe Mode. Restored to system restore point, ran sfc /scannow, chkdsk, Dsim...sfc did find a couple of things and fixed them, which is good...but the real problem was that I share one of my two monitors with my work laptop, which was running at the time and which was displaying on the second monitor...so when I started up my home system, it, too, was extended to that same monitor. Laptop took precedence, so all I got on my other monitor was a black screen for the home system.

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Try the freezer
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DirectX creator Engstrom dies aged 55, leaving behind a game-changing legacy

DirectX creator Eric Engstrom has sadly passed away at the age of 55, following a career which helped to shape the gaming industry as we know it.

Engstrom created the DirectX gaming APIs in 1994 – alongside Alex St. John and Craig Eisler – to simplify Windows game development and make it the stellar platform it remains today.

The APIs were originally developed for Windows 95. Game developers at the time were reporting they preferred MS-DOS for its low overhead and found Windows 3.1 too difficult to develop games for—hence why DirectX was born (originally called the Manhattan Project, in relation to the WWII effort of the same name.)

Microsoft’s management almost ditched the project and wrote off Windows as a gaming platform. Fortunately, they were convinced otherwise.

Engstrom and his team presented the first DirectX APIs at the 1995 Game Developers Conference before they were released in September that year as the Windows Games SDK.

Then came Doom…

Microsoft approached id Software’s John Carmack and offered to port Doom and Doom 2 free-of-charge from MS-DOS to Windows 95. id Software would even retain all publishing rights—a difficult offer to refuse.

Doom 95 was subsequently released in 1996 as the first published DirectX game. The rest, as they say, is history.

DirectX went on to pave the way for Xbox to become yet another successful gaming platform; despite the fierce competition from Sony which Microsoft never really faced in desktop gaming from its main rival.

Few people have been more influential in the gaming and wider development space than Engstrom. DirectX continues to be developed and remains a key gaming technology today, even with newer low-level competition from the likes of Vulkan and Metal.

Engstrom died on December 1 from complications following a recent injury. Despite his death, his game-changing legacy will remain.
https://developer-tech.com/news/2020/de ... ng-legacy/
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↑ A strange death:
His death came from medical complications related to an accident in the lab, after he dropped a monitor on his foot.
https://venturebeat.com/2020/12/07/frie ... x-console/

Reminds me of Lully's death:
Lully died from gangrene, having struck his foot with his long conducting staff during a performance of his Te Deum to celebrate Louis XIV's recovery from surgery.