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(Resolved) Compare this month's sales to this month last year

Q: (Resolved) Compare this month's sales to this month last year

I'm trying to create an Access query that compares invoices generated in May of 2002 to invoices generated in May of 2003 so we can see how much money we made compared to last year at this time.

I've tried datediff, dateserial, dateadd but can't seem to get it right. Can some kind soul give me a hand here?

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A: (Resolved) Compare this month's sales to this month last year

I figured it out. Had to use "between". I was trying to just hone in on a particular month last year but I guess that was the lazy way out. Anyway, here's what I ended up with to compare May 02 to May 03:

Between DateSerial(Year(Date())-1,Month(Date())-1,1) And DateSerial(Year(Date())-1,Month(Date()),1)-1
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A:Network connection issues (year after year)

I'm more brutal via the firewall:

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A:Built my PC last year now looking to upgrade

What's it used for Terry?

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A:My CPU fan (Scythe Ninja 3) doesn't spin after working for a year

We likely need to know more about your system... It is not unusual for a quality CPU fan to give up after a year of hard use.
Hard to give you an answer without knowing the motherboard, power supply, operating system and such... as well as scans for infestations.
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A:Router- Five year-old Compaq not browsing

OK; confirming that other systems attached to that router work just fine and only the Compaq Desktop PC is failing to access webpages - - -

Please report the system info: eg Win/XP/Pro, Vista, Win/7 ... ?

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A:How does two 8800gt XFX Alpha dog xxx in SLI compare with..

That kind of depends on what resolution you game at, what level of eye candy you're happy with in-game, what games you are playing and budget if you were to upgrade.
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A:PC will not start, after being unused for over a year!

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A:A 6+ year old system requires some upgrades

Can I just say, I wouldn't be updating this old machine
I read all through your post and the dollar amounts, I was about to say get Ram, but thought, you are better with a more modern machine with PCI-Express and Core 2 Duo at least.

Save up and sell your computer (completely) and get a new (or newer) computer
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A:Surge Protector Mystery resolved

I noticed that the green LED that indicates "protected when lit" was not lit, but the appliance was powered and working fineClick to expand...

But when not lit, this means there is a fault (either in the Led or the power itself)
Therefore the Surge Protector would be deemed as faulty (even if it still protects)
I believe this may also be stated in the manual

It is not for the user to take the Surge Protector apart, to confirm that it may just be a LED fault. Therefore the Surge Protector should either be serviced or replaced.

Note: Many users have also successfully replaced internal batteries inside the Surge Protector, but again this requires a qualified service technician (and must adhere to the manufacture warranty requirements).

I do not recommend users to take apart their equipment, especially devices holding voltage, that could potentially be dangerous and at least, causing a warranty void issue.

Not recommended
But interesting fact about the fact that the light may not be the diagnostic reference.
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A:3 month old 9500 GT displays fuzzy windows

Is your Vista upgraded to Service Pack 1?
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A:Random BSODs, freezes, six-month old system

Found some place online to try disabling EIST and C1E CPU settings in bios. Did that, problems still exist.
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A:Going to build my first pc in a month or two...

Looks decent.

* You can get the video card cheaper if you don't need that exact one. The 9600GTs should be able to be found for ~$130 on Newegg.

* That power supply isn't very good. Look at Corsair's 650W single rail one, or any 475W or above from brands like Enermax, Antec, PC Power&Cooling...

* Probably not worth your money for that CPU cooler. Since you are looking at a Retail CPU it will come with a stock heatsink and fan which will probably be about the same performance as that Rosewill one. If you aren't going to overclock you can get by with the stock heatsink and fan just fine. If you are going to overclock you'll want a better one than the Rosewill.

* I've had a case like that (2 actually) with the rear exhaust fan area being really 2 levels (see here) and its more difficult than it should be to put in a fan because you can't actually hold the screw while you are putting it through 2 of the holes. Its not a HUGE deal, and it can be done, its just harder than I'd like. I would suggest considering any of the tool less cases (which really only mean you don't screw in hds and cd drives) they are much better to work with. The price is slightly higher, but I saved you $20 on the HSF, so maybe look at something like this. Shipping on those things is outrageous, but occationally they will do free shipping, so be on the look out for that. Also if you order from Newegg, they don't charge you shipping for each individual part and add them up, they charge for what it costs to ship them all together. So if you are going to order a case without free shipping it will save you some money overall if you order several other parts at the same time.
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A:PSU died after a month

just bad luck
the PSU is good enough for your system
but add another drive and I say you need 500 to 600 watts
I don't know what you need for the vid card
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A:Problem loading page - resolved by flushing DNS/ register DNS

change the static DNS addresses to use DHCP. This is effectively what you're
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Its probably hosed. Lots of times having them go through the wash won't kill them. What does kill them is plugging them in before everything is completely dry.

You could buy some 99% isopropyl and soak it in that for a while. Probably at least a few minutes, making sure the whole thing is saturated. Then remove it and let it completely dry. Like open up your case and set it on top of your hard drive for a day or something. You have to get all of the moisture out. It probably won't work, and with the alcohol it probably won't take very long for it to dry so a day might be more than necessary, but you definately want to be sure there is no water left in it.

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A:Month Long RAM troubles

Seems as if you have a failing monitor, or a failing video graphics port, rather than any sort of a memory issue.
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A:directx i have a 6-7 year comp..and i dont wont the new directx

Which version of windows are you using?
And what videocard do you have?

(And what is your cpu, though this is mostly out of curiosity)
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Hi man,
I'd get an Athlon 64 3000+, then a Radeon X800 card, and a good, cheap 939 mobo, like THIS ONE. MicroATX, even SLI support (for future upgrades), and great EVGA brand.

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Regards :wave:
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A:6 month old eVGA GeForce 6600 suddenly blacks out

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

Try doing a clean install of Video drivers, removing all drivers first.
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A:4 year old PC needs upgrades

Here're some parts I like.

Abit AN8 SLI motherboard (yeah you said you didn't want sli, but this one is still pretty cheap). I see that you like "silent computing" so this should be a nice fit, since it has a fanless/heatpipe cooling unit on the chipset.

Amd a64 3500+, nice bang for the buck.

Gigabyte Silent 7600gt Pci-e. Fast, and it's quiet too.

I'd recommend either getting a 1GB or 2GB kit of memory, so you get a matched pair of memory to use in dual channel mode, which is somewhat faster. Lower cas is better, look for cas 2 or 2.5.

I guess scythe is ok, haven't heard anything bad about them.

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A:Two power supplies in two days! (3rd in a year). HELP!!!!

There are two things I can think of right off the bat.

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A:My Maxtor hard drive died after only one year and I don't understand...

Drives can die in the first week of use. It could have just been a bad drive to begin with. Have you run any of the Maxtor utilities to see if you can any error codes? Is the drive still under warranty? Did you have any data that you needed off the drive?
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A:year 2000 Date

Doesn't sound like your computer is reporting the wrong date. As long as it shows the right date in both BIOS and windows, it should be right. Norton Live Update is a paid service, meaning you actually have to pay them (annually i think) to get the updates. If you have legitimately subscribed to their service then i suggest you contact their customer support. If you have not subscribed and do no wish to pay to get virus protection (assuming you're talking about Norton AV), then I suggest you get this very good free antivirus program (better than Norton imo): AVG Anti Virus

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A:2 year old computer won't post; gives seemingly random post codes

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Soul Harvester said:

Just yesterday they hit the market.

My workplace has actually had some given to us as demos from a few weeks back(We are an Intel Partner), but rather then let us employees play with them they were locked up in inventory.,1558,1777753,00.asp

(got the link from slashdot)

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Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis (from the Pinned Topic at the top of the forum): Out of 7 memory dumps there were 6 different BSOD error codes.  The differing error codes are usually symptomatic of a lower level problem within the system. They are usually caused by one of these things (the list is not in any sort of order):- borked (broken) hardware (several different procedures used to isolate the problem device)- BIOS issues (check for updates at the motherboard manufacturer's website)- overclocking/overheating - You'll know if you're overclocking or not. If uncertain we can suggest things to check.- dirt/dust/hair/fur/crud inside the case.  Blow out the case/vents with canned air (DO NOT use an air compressor or vacuum as they can cause damage to the system)- missing Windows Updates- compatibility issues (3rd party hardware/drivers), older systems, or even pirated systems- low-level driver problems- or even malware (scanned for when we ask for hardware diagnostics from or ).Please get a head start on the hardware diagnostics - they are located here: Tools (and Alcohol % software) are known to cause BSOD's on some Windows systems (mostly due to the sptd.sys driver, although I have seen both dtsoftbus01.sys and dtscsibus.sys blamed on several occasions).Please un-install the program, then use the following free tool to ensure that the troublesome sptd.sys driver is removed from your system (pick the 32 or 64 bit system depending on your system's configuration):  New link (15 Aug 2012): (pick the appropriate version for your system and select "Un-install" when you run it).Alternate link: procedure here: following is for informational purposes only.[font=lucida console]**************************Thu Jun 11 20:20:10.037 2015 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\SysnativeBSODApps\061115-6926-01.dmp]
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64
Built by: [B]7601[/B].18798.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.150316-1654
System Uptime:[B]0 days 6:03:49.880[/B]
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for igdkmd64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for igdkmd64.sys
Probably caused by :[B]igdkmd64.sys ( igdkmd64+15080e )[/B]
BugCheck [B]119, {1, d3aad4, 53aad6, 53aad3}[/B]
BugCheck Info: [url=]VIDEO_SCHEDULER_INTERNAL_ERROR (119)[/url]
Arg1: 0000000000000001, The driver has reported an invalid fence ID.
Arg2: 0000000000d3aad4
Arg3: 000000000053aad6
Arg4: 000000000053aad3
CPUID:        "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4810MQ CPU @ 2.80GHz"
MaxSpeed:     2800
CurrentSpeed: [B]2793[/B]
  BIOS Version                  1.03.03RLS1
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A:7 Blue Screens in the Past Month

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Do you happen to have a 1 Gig card to put in that? (removing the 512Meg card too)

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attached dmp files.

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BugCheck 7A, {c05cf000, c000000e, b9e0050c, 34354860}
Probably caused by : atapi.sys

BugCheck 1000008E, {80000004, 806ecae1, a10f4130, 0}
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Sorry must go, but I put the faulting process in bold

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No bug check string, and you should be running DX11. This is a problem with your Nvidia video driver. Do you have the latest?
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A:PC been freezing for 1 year now.

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b) It makes a difference.
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A:BSOD a few times per month since new

The test needs to run a minimum of 7 Passes. The more you can run beyond 7 so much the better. There are 8 tests per PASS. Even though the test looks like it is repeating the same patterns over and over it is not.

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And here is the addition.txt

Additional scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (x64) Version: 23-04-2015 02
Ran by mkell_000 at 2015-04-24 11:49:13
Running from C:\Users\mkell_000\Downloads
Boot Mode: Normal
==================== Accounts: =============================

Administrator (S-1-5-21-2164376284-3298698510-4038961618-500 - Administrator - Disabled)
Guest (S-1-5-21-2164376284-3298698510-4038961618-501 - Limited - Disabled)
HomeGroupUser$ (S-1-5-21-2164376284-3298698510-4038961618-1003 - Limited - Enabled)
mkell_000 (S-1-5-21-2164376284-3298698510-4038961618-1001 - Administrator - Enabled) => C:\Users\mkell_000

==================== Security Center ========================

(If an entry is included in the fixlist, it will be removed.)

AV: Windows Defender (Enabled - Up to date) {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
AS: Windows Defender (Enabled - Up to date) {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

==================== Installed Programs ======================

(Only the adware programs with "hidden" flag could be added to the fixlist to unhide them. The adware programs should be uninstalled manually.)

7-Zip 9.20 (HKLM-x32\...\7-Zip) (Version: - )
Adobe Flash Player 17 NPAPI (HKLM-x32\...\Adobe Flash Player NPAPI) (Version: - Adobe Systems Incorporated)
Apple Application Support (32-bit) (HKLM-x32\...\{447CDCE5-F555-429B-BFA6-642C3C6D684F}) (Version: 3.1.2 - Apple Inc.)
Apple Application Support (64-bit) (HKLM\...\{0DF7096B-715A-4233-8633-C7A16ED6D616}) (Version: 3.1.2 - Apple Inc.)
Apple Mobile Device Support (HKLM\...\{C4123106-B685-48E6-B9BD-E4F911841EB4}) (Version: - Apple Inc.)
Apple Software Update (HKLM-x32\...\{789A5B64-9DD9-4BA5-915A-F0FC0A1B7BFE}) (Version: - Apple Inc.)
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Canon Easy-WebPrint EX (HKLM-x32\...\Easy-WebPrint EX) (Version: - Canon Inc.)
Canon IJ Scan Utility (HKLM-x32\...\Canon_IJ_Scan_Utility) (Version: - Canon Inc.)
Canon MG2500 series MP Drivers (HKLM\...\{1199FAD5-9546-44f3-81CF-FFDB8040B7BF}_Canon_MG2500_series) (Version: 1.00 - Canon Inc.)
Canon MG2500 series On-screen Manual (HKLM-x32\...\Canon MG2500 series On-screen Manual) (Version: 7.6.1 - Canon Inc.)
Canon MG2500 series User Registration (HKLM-x32\...\Canon MG2500 series User Registration) (Version: - ?Canon Inc.)
Canon My Image Garden (HKLM-x32\...\Canon My Image Garden) (Version: 2.0.1 - Canon Inc.)
Canon My Image Garden Design Files (HKLM-x32\...\Canon My Image Garden Design Files) (Version: 2.0.0 - Canon Inc.)
Canon My Printer (HKLM-x32\...\CanonMyPrinter) (Version: 3.1.0 - Canon Inc.)
Canon Quick Menu (HKLM-x32\...\CanonQuickMenu) (Version: 2.2.1 - Canon Inc.)
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Dell Digital Delivery (HKLM-x32\...\{D850CB7E-72BC-4510-BA4F-48932BFAB295}) (Version: 2.9.901.0 - Dell Products, LP)
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Dell SupportAssistAgent (HKLM-x32\...\{287348C8-8B47-4C36-AF28-441A3B7D8722}) (Version: - Dell)
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A:Lots of Random BSOD Crashes in the Past Month


It seems like issue with one of the drivers, have you recently added/changed any hardware on your laptop?
Also may I know which Norton product/version are you running?

Norton Support