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How do I know if one of my RAID 1 drives died?

Lets say I have a few HDDs in a RAID 1 array. From where will I know that one of my HDDs is dead? Is there some kind of automatic alert system or do I have to check it manually? If I have to check it ...
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Need to retrieve data from a PC HDD which won't boot

I have a Hitachi SATA 500GB HardDrive, which was removed from my PC because it doesnot boot the OS. It just hangs at the loading screen. The thing is I have a whole lot of data,software,some movies ...
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Resurrecting an ancient desktop PC [duplicate]

I am in the process of resurrecting an ancient desktop PC. Managed to scrap the following configuration: (SOCKET 478) Motherboard: As Rock P4i65g Processor: Intel Pentium 4, 3.40 GHz (1MB cache) ...
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How Do I Test a CPU?

I've been trying to repair a friends computer. It's been a trial and error process. Starting with the least expensive fixes. The original problem is that the system would not power up. The PSU Fan ...
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could I run a PC desktop program on a win 8.1 tablet? [closed]

This is something I still do not get very clearly. Could I download, install and use my favorite x86 PC program, lets say Matlab, on a windows 8.1 tablet? Or windows 8 tablets can only use windows ...
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One LAN internet One Wi-Fi router and One PC

I have bought an ASUS DSL n10S modem. I want to share internet connection with Wi Fi devices and a desktop pc at home. However, the problem is that the router that I bought has only one LAN port and ...
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Can a power strip being turned off and on again damage a computer?

I have both my computer and monitor plugged into an extension cord and then into a power strip (I've checked, and both the extension cord and the strip can handle the load and have been handling it ...
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Computer turns on but won't boot up

So here's the problem, my computer will turn on but it won't boot up. The monitor receives no input signal and once the computer is on and I cannot turn it back off by pressing the power button down ...
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When my Windows is asleep, power either turns it off or wakes it up

This is a mildly annoying issue, and I've been wondering if I'm the only one having it (a quick googling found nothing); basically I get the impression that my Windows 7 Desktop computer has two sleep ...
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How to mount 7 desktop pc's into a 7u rack? [closed]

I am clustering 7 desktop computers and would like to put them in a rack. I have an 8U rack and 1U will be taken up by the ethernet switch. I will take out the optical drives. I plan on putting each ...
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How do I speed up my PC or what should I replace?

I have the following config: Core 2 Duo E7400 @ 2.8 GHz 1 GB DDR RAM 667 MHz 250 GB HDD @ 5400 RPM Intel DG31PR Motherboard- This is an April 2009 Computer and running Windows 7 32 bit. The ...
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My RAMs shrunk with no apparent damage. 8gb to 4gb on both rams.

My computer recently started rebooting randomly, or whenever there's a bit of shock on the table. I thought probably one of the slots are loose. And I found on my OS that my 8 x 2 = 16GB RAM was ...
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Customizing New tab button in Google Chrome for Desktop PC

In Google Chrome (for PC) when I click the new tab button, is there anyway to get the Apps page instead of New tab page? I am hoping i could do this (if at all possible) by fiddling with the ...
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Desktop PC, unplugged, hibernation, draining motherboard battery?

If I put my PC to hibernation and then unplug it, will it drain the motherboard battery? I've read a lot of posts, but this is one thing I haven't seen, because of laptop users. Does hibernation drain ...
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Is it possible for a desktop computer to use a laptop's WiFi? [duplicate]

Given a curious setup, my desktop computer is now far from an accessible connection to the internet as it lacks WiFi, yet I do have a spare laptop lying around with WiFi capabilities. Is it possible ...
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Getting rid of old PCs [closed]

My company is looking to get rid of a number of old desktop PCs. Im just looking at possible options in which to do so. Trash - Not the best idea, bad for the environment Recycle - Companies like ...
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Computer starts and shuts down. After pushing the power on, it functions normally

Enviroment: * I have a working room with a common power switch for all the room. Every time I leave the room I switch the power off. * In this room I have a Fujitsu Siemens computer running Windows ...
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Windows 7 “No partition found” for my SSD drive

I've got quite a problem with my computer. I just built it today and all the parts are working, but when I select my SSD as boot drive in the Windows installer, it says "The system could not create a ...
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PC doesn't turn on after long shutdown [closed]

When the PC is off for a couple of hours it turns on for a few seconds and then turns off again. To get the PC working again I have to remove to power-cable and the battery. Then it boots normally. I ...
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Which computer components become legacy the quickest? [closed]

I'm planning on building a new computer, but money is sort of tight. I follow a few websites and occasionally find incredibly good deals on components. So, I'm considering slowly acquiring the parts ...
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Centralized computer with control possibilities from several locations within same network

In my new home I would like to make a different set up for my computer. I want to place my computer in a certain location in my house, like a closet or something. And then be able to access that ...
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Wireless WLAN Transmitter for Desktop Computer? [closed]

I would like to know whether I can buy a Wireless WLAN Transmitter for my desktop computer in order to not use a internet cable to connect to the internet but rather via my router's wireless WLAN ...
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Motherboard restores corrupt BIOS on a regular basis

I have a pretty new PC and I am having issues with it since the beginning. The components are: Motherboard: Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H OS: Windows 7 64bit When I turn on the PC it runs OK, no problems, ...
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Show power icon in tray on desktop PC [duplicate]

I have many power plans in my desktop PC - one is optimized for downloading (PC doesn't sleep but turns the display off), one for reading, one for games and so on. But the problem is that I have no ...
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PC Shut Down & Blue Screening?

I have recently upgraded my motherboard in my computer before that I had a standard small board but now I have a big gaming one (forgot the exact size names think its atx or something) Anyway, ...
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Do high-end graphics cards yield better 2D editing performance than “mid-range” cards?

I'm getting ready to buy/build a desktop PC explicitly for the purpose of editing high-resolution RAW photos (20-30 MB each). I'm on a limited budget so I'd like to prioritize which specific ...
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How do I set up a dual monitor PC to share those monitors with my Mac Book Pro

I currently run a PC with a Geforce GTX 670 and Dual DVI ports. Each DVI port on the graphics card is hooked into an Asus 21" monitor. I also have a 15inch Mac Book Pro Retina (Late 2013) model. I ...
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Using a laptop as a wifi adapter for desktop with linux

I have a laptop running Linux Mint 13 with a working wifi card and a desktop with no wifi card running Arch Linux. I temporarily have no access to a Ethernet connection, so I'd like to use my laptop ...
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.exe is not a valid Win32 application?

So, I don't know what has happened to my computer but I can't access some of the programs. I can't open cmd via administrator, wampserver, etc. I can't even change the time; it says I don't have ...
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Keep getting electrified by computer power plug

I recently built a desktop computer, however whenever I move it to a different room for instance, and I accidentally touch the plug pins (UK), I get a quite significant electric shock. Is this a fault ...
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Building A Desktop And It Keeps Shutting Down

So I'm building a desktop computer. Here are the parts I used: Motherboard: Intel BOXDP67BGB3 Socket 1155, Intel P67, CrossFireX & SLI, SATA3&USB3.0, A&GbE, ATX Motherboard Processor: ...
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Upgrading my E2-3200 Desktop with RAM and SSD

Overnight (literally), I "lost" home use of a pair of i5 / 8GB / Win 8.1 Laptops (Lenovo and Asus) I used for home development. I use Visual Studio 2013 and Sql Server. Besides that I surf the web. ...
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Cannot log on to Windows after deleting administrator account

This is a hilarious question but please help. My colleague's got a desktop from others today, and the desktop has only one account, the Administrator. He wanted to create his own account in control ...
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computer turns on then goes in to standby

I have recently taken my graphics card, memory, card reader, cd and possibly my hard disk out the case. I have now put them back. But now when I turn the computer back on a fan spins (for a second ...
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Is it possible for a monitor to crash a graphics card?

I have a Windows 8.1 PC with ATI graphics (78xx series) card with up to date drivers. It's driving an old Iiyama 22" 1920x1080 50Hz LCD panel over a new DVI cable. I have two HDD, a little SSD for the ...
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where can I buy or build a computer with memory > 16 GB?

I want a computer with really big RAM. 15 GB is not enough for me. First thing I know that I have to install Windows 7 Professional instead of Home Premium. However, what about the computer itself? I ...
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Weird computer hangups

I've been having some very odd PC hangups that I can't really explain. Specs- Windows 7 x64, i3, 8GB RAM, some other stuff. Honestly, I don't think it has anything to do with the hardware, but I will ...
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Hdd disconnects after some time randomly

My HDD sometimes disconnects and could not be used. Sometimes when I turn on computer there is only one HDD in boot screen and sometimes it becomes unaccessible after some time while using it. When ...
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Windows 8 getting rebooting unexpectedly

I am using an assembled PC. My OS is Windows 8 Pro. Processor is Intel Pentium Dual Core. Mother board is also from Intel. 3 days before my PC get shut downed without any reason. It was sudden, the ...
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What is the name for this video connector? [duplicate]

I just got my new Dell tower and it came with this cable. On one end it had a DVI port and on the other end it had this connector with D and two plus signs: I need to buy an adapter from this port ...
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Task bar button to print screen

before my Pc was upgraded from XP to Win 7 I had a button on my Task bar that allowed me to print the screen by just clicking on it and now I cannot find it.
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Either my CPU, motherboard or PSU is bad. Which one is it?

I've asked a question here before, in December 2013, about a hard drive I wasn't sure whether it was bad. Turns out it was just a side effect from a bigger problem. Symptom: It started with Windows 7 ...
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Service pack 3 or any other solution? [closed]

I have service pack 3 on my computer and operating system is Windows XP. My computer model is HP Pavilion f1503.Windows XP is going to be unsupported from April 2014. What should I do? Should I ...
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What is a PEG Buffer Length?

Since no one is helping me on my previous question, I'm scavenging my BIOS: What is the PEG Buffer Length? I tried looking at my computers manual but it informs me that it is infact: A PEG Buffer ...
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How many hours a Computer should run continuously? [duplicate]

If I run PC 9-10 Hours Daily ,will any problem occur?Because of slow download Speed I have to do it.What is the standard time limit of running a PC?
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Does rapid CPU work load fluctuation wear out/damage components?

I recently downloaded BIONC (Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing) to donate some of my processing power. When this program is running, my CPU work load will fluctuate from 0% to 70% in ...
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Why does computer slow down after not using for a long time?

I have a computer but I don't use it often (about once a month). Every time I turn on the computer, it slows down noticeably and the fan just gets louder and louder. It still slows down overtime even ...
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Connecting PC to video converter with HDMI

I have purchased a device to convert the HDMI output coming from my PC and connect it to a older TV. I want to use it as a second display, mainly for videos. The device does not register to my video ...
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Computer froze when I punched the desk

I don't really have a habit of punching things and I've only really had this issue one time about a week ago, but I'd just like to see if there's a clear reason why this could have happened. A few ...
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Will restoring system image delete other partitions?

Earlier this year I created a system recovery image for C partition.My HDD is 1TB and divided into 4 partitions. I want to restore my C:\ using that image. Will the restore process delete the 3 other ...