The layer between your hardware and software. It manages disk input/output, memory allocation, graphic acceleration, hosting device drivers and various other resources.

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One USB flash drive to rule them all

Yesterday I purchased a 32GB USB flash drive. I have a myrid of systems in my home, and would like to have one flash drive with setup files for all the various systems throughout the house. I kept ...
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unable to install windows 7 in my laptop with no os

I have a the following message when i try to install windows 7 through an bootable USB.. setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition I will explain ...
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Change the system partition in Windows XP

I attached two hard disks (Disk 1 and Disk 2) to an old computer system while installing Windows XP. Disk 1 is IDE and Disk 2 is SATA. I wanted to install Windows XP on Disk 1. Disk 2 was meant for ...
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How to turn on you PC via Windows 7

Is there a way to automatically power on my machine? I've searched for something like this over google, but I've found something related to BIOS stuff, related to RTC alarm. The thing is that on my ...
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See without seeing (Dell with dead graphics card)

I have a Dell Dimension 9200 that I got back in 2007 when vista was just released. One day I switch it on and it gives no signal to the monitors. Its still does boot up though (I can hear the start up ...
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What is RPC and why is it so important?

From the beginning, I've heard that you never, ever disable the Remote Procedure Call service in Windows. This leads to horrible things that used to be hard to overturn (I believe that it's no longer ...
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Install Chrome OS on a Bare Metal Atom box without virtualization

Is there any way to install ChromeOS on a small atom box without the use of Virtualization? I've searched around and I can't seem to find any information other than XenClient installs and other ...
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Windows 2000 uninstall on a dual-boot 2000/XP system

While several questions have already been answered about removing an OS from a dual-booting machine, most refer to Windows 7 vs. Linux/Vista/XP. I have Windows 2000 installed on my older hard drive ...
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Tool to remove windows system, and other program files from old backups

I had a habit of copying everything when I backup my old computers in the past, system files and all. The whole volume. I recently purchased a new hard drive (my 4th 500 GB drive). Now all 4 of them ...
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Windows 8.1 installation closes after the windows symbol appears

I downloaded an .iso version of Windows 8.1 from dreamspark (so it's a legit copy). At the moment I have Vista installed on one HDD, and I want to install 8.1 on another. However when I go to boot ...
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Understand what is happening in Linux with ps, top, and free

I'm running my java program on a 12 cores 24 thread machine. They have several processes that are running simultaneously. It seems that I performed too many processes so that the whole tasks made the ...
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Cannot Mount Volume

I have two internal hard drives.I just installed Debian Lenny in the smaller 80GB. But when I try to access the other hard drive it shows: "Invalid mount option when attempting to mount the ...
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Blurry scanned documents in pdf

I have an epson printer/scanner, my os is mac. My scanned documents are blurry when I scanned them as a pdf, how can I sharpen the image?
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Difference between “hardware volume” and “software volume” on a computer?

I have looked into this and see that the volume of the speakers can be adjusted various ways. Assuming you agree that a CRT TV is also a "computer" somewhat (it has a microprocessor), specifically ...
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execute Shortcut on terminal mac os x

I have an application on another mac as mine, the software is still open, there are keyboard shortcuts that allow to perform tasks, I would like to execute shortcuts via the terminal from my mac.
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USB booting not working

I want to install windows 8 using pen drive but it does not detect pen drive which i have make it bootable. I have sony vaio VPCEB34EN laptop. It boots from DVD writer but not from USB pen drive at ...
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What is the impact of killing a process on the operating system (Windows and Linux)?

What is the impact of killing a process on the operating system (Windows and Linux)? I have a script that forks some executables and monitors their progress and kill those that exceed certain runtime ...
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Enable to install Linux Ultimate Edition (Ubuntu)

After I deleted Linux partition from Windows 7, I wanted to install a new version Linux Ultimate Edition 3.8 which is based on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail. So I made a bootable usb, but when I boot ...
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Bootable hard drive to install Windows XP?

What to write onto hard drive, so that it will be bootable and it will be possible to install operating system (like Windwos XP) from it onto itself? I have old notebook with broken CD-ROM and which ...
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How to make the networking between the host and the target?

I installed QNX IDE, Libraries and developemnt tool on Host system and QNX real time operating system is installed as a Target system : the target system runs the QNX Neutrino RTOS itself plus all the ...
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window 7 cannot stop looping for failure configuring windows updates reverting changes

Anyone have this kind of problem before? I shut down my computer and I restart it. I can just see my screen show me about this line" failure configuring windows updates revert changes." After that, ...
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Boot Mgt Missing

I have a Vista OS on my Toshiba A305-S683243. I did a complete reformat of the Hard drive. The recovery disks from Toshiba and the most recently purchased one both give me the message "boot management ...
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Using an EFI partition to install an OS instead of bootable USB stick, is it possible?

I found myself with no spare DVDs and no USB stick when I wanted to install a new OS on my laptop, so I started thinking about the UEFI boot process that I recently had done some tinkering with. ...
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Renew the Linux, Restore to the new

I'm new to Linux. My Ubuntu 13 is now meeting problem such the CPU rate is about 100% ever time and the System Drive Disk Usage is full. I think the virus is attacking my computer. Are there any ways ...
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How to install OS in new Hard disk using my old CD key?

I bought Laptop with built in Window 7 Pro (with cd key) and CD Recovery, my problem is my Hard disk was crash and I need to replace it in a new one, That is why I bought a clean Hard disk, how can I ...
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Installing OSs from a hard drive

I work in QA and we test on 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. We are always getting in new hardware or having to rebuild systems. We have old outdated discs and have recently made ...
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Redirecting or routing all traffic to OpenVPN on a Mac OS X client

I have configured an OpenVPN (2.2.1) server on an Ubuntu virtual machine in the Amazon elastic compute cloud. The server is up and running. I have installed OpenVPN (2.2.1) on a Mac OS X (10.8.2) ...
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Modifying the linux scheduler

I want to change specific parameters of the linux CFS scheduler like the virtual runtime of particular processes dynamically ( vruntime parameter in the sched_entity ). Is there any definite method to ...
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Files are now readonly

I am using windows 7. All my folders became read-only suddenly and I cannot edit any type of file on my computer. Yesterday it was fine, but suddenly I discovered this when I am trying to edit some ...
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Linux OS for Mac PowerBook g3 (1998)

So I got a PowerBook G3 off EBay (I don't know why, I just did) and it arrived. Now that I have it i realised that is nearly useless running Mac OS 9. My question is : Is there a Linux distro, like ...
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Seek performance characteristics for RAID design

I am trying to come up with an optimum RAID read policy. I've noticed that with a 64K RAID chunk size on a recent 1.5TB drive, where a given data is read in 64K chunks in a round-robin fashion from 3 ...
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Move focus to next window on Windows 7

On OS X you can move focus (also called cycle through windows) to the next window for the same application. If I have 5 windows open in Finder, I can cycle through them with CMD+shortcut. Only the ...
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Aspire V5-531 Operating System Not Found

I recently purchased an Acer Aspire V5-531. I replaced the 320GB HDD with a 120GB Kingston SSDNow V200 and installed Linux booting with rEFInd. Due to a necessary change, I have to move back to ...
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Create virtual port from another mac

I have 2 Macintoshes. In the first Macintosh I have put in the USB port a device (like a iPod, Arduino, other) and I would like to connect from the second Macintosh to the device on the first. The ...
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What are the major distinctions between PureDarwin and FreeBSD?

I'm looking to install a different unix on my workstation to acquire some perspective on GNU/Linux and out of curiosity. I have narrowed my options down to these two. The reason for considering ...
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Does a virtual machine have a virtual machine monitor by definition?

Saw this post but couldn't comment: VM sandboxing- what happens? Is it possible to have a virtual machine (vm) without a virtual machine monitor (vmm)/hypervisor, or if you have one virtual machine ...
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How to install Mac OS X from Windows without a CD

I have two partitions, one for windows the other for Mac OS X. Recently, my Mac OS X crashed and my partition rendered unbootable. When I insert Mac OS X's installation CD everything seems normal from ...
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Linux Mint VM in VirtualBox freezes with DISKFULL error

Disk partitioning guide for Linux Mint Debian This guides shows me how to partition my HD for Linux Mint. I'm trying to install Mint as a guest client on Windows 7 hosted VirtualBox. I used to let it ...
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Renaming Bluetooth devices (hard coded device names)

Is there an easy way to change the name of a Bluetooth device? Let’s say for example that you have a Bluetooth device and it has the hard-coded name Sony Bluetooth Device. Is there a way to change it ...
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Backup MBR , boot loaders etc for trouble free OS installing/uninstalling?

First I installed xp , then xp64 , then windows 8 developer preview , now I wish to install a linux flavor. This is all easy. Some months later I may want to uninstall windows 8 preview and install ...
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System booting slowly. Why?

I'm using Windows 7 Home Basic it was running smoothly but suddenly started getting the below error. Since then its booting very slowly and every time showing the error cant understand whats the ...
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Windows 7- Data Recovery done, laptop hard drive is not working

I have a HP Laptop running Windows 7 - 64 bit that got infected with Virus in June. I was unable to perform a recovery of that system and as the laptop was purchased from US I needed to order the ...
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Does any OS/app/library support Roman numerals in natural numeric sort?

In modern operating systems, a list of files named 1.jpg through 10.jpg is sorted with 10.jpg appearing after 9.jpg, as it should. But I don't know of any natural sort implementation that accounts for ...
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Access file on my external hard drive when I have no OS

I have no operating system on my computer. But I do have the Windows 7 installation file on my external harddrive, is it possible to load that iso file to run the windows 7 installation from my ...
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everything on desktop disappears after ubuntu software update

I am new to linux. I have ubuntu desktop version installed on my PC and it's the only OS on the machine. I has been working fine. Since I recently updated all the software packages everything on my ...
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mod hosts file, connect to joomla on remote server

I've just acquired an account on a remote server with Joomla installed. I was instructed to add xxx.xx.xxx.xx name.ca www.name.ca to the hosts file which I found in /private/etc/ . I had to su to ...
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Computer not detecting any OS, how to manually add os entry

My system crashed earlier today and is not working properly. It's saying no disk found.., and not detecting the os. I tried doing "fixboot" "fixmbr" using the OS DVD but nothing happened. The ...
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Swapping hard disks of systems with different configurations

I swapped hard disks of two systems, Windows 7 installed on both. Here are the configurations: (1) Intel 845 chipset, Celeron processor 1.60 Ghz, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB hard disk (2) Intel 945G chipset, Core ...
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Ergonomic 4000 suddenly stopped working, a key stuck and letters typing randomly

Ok, didn't spill anything or the like, just typing and suddenly my keyboard stops working. Seems like the windows key was stuck, because almost every key I pressed I hear Mac OSX's "beep" when you ...
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Larger MS-DOS Img file?

I am making an operating system based on ms-dos and using a program called win image to edit an ms-dos .img file, the program only lets me inject at total size of 2.88mb worth of files and i would ...