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Computer does not automatically boot from the hard disk

When I start my computer, it does not boot from the hard disk. When I select "hard disk" by pressing F10 while booting, it correctly boots to Windows. I have a DG41RQ board and a SATA hardisk.
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How reboot computers in a LAN knowing the external IP only?

I know the external ip, like the provided by the ISP and the administrator account password. I need to restart one computer, but I don't know his local ip (given by the router), how can I reboot it ? ...
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Windows: How turn off hidden attribute for all files and directories on a drive?

My Windows 7 was recently infected by the system-fix.com virus and it hid all my files and directories. I believe I've removed the virus but I still can't find many files and programs. Is there a ...
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How know who access me through Desktop Connection in Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How reboot computers in a LAN knowing the external IP only? I install team viewer to help remotely the company where I work, but accidentally, I close the team viewer ...
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Dell Inspiron 1720 Caps Lock light flashes while booting

When trying to bootup my inspiron 1720, the blue light with a padlock and a 'A' inside of it is flashing, it then just shuts off after some time. If I take out the battery with it plugged in, the ...
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How recover account and emails from Windows Live Mail?

First I change the path of the C:\Users\Valter\Documents to D:\Document\Windows (in Windows 7 Professional) and when I enter in the my Windows Live Mail, my account and emails gone. How do I recover ...
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Rsync from Linux to Windows producing problems with back slash

I know if I was having an issue with rsync with characters I'd use --iconv= - but this issue is some file names have black slashes in them, and I don't have the ability to rename the original files. ...
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Downloading from / uploading to external drive via SSD PC

Suppose I have a Windows 7 machine with a 256 SSD, and a secondary 2 TB HDD, as well as a NAS. Will my SSD always have data written to it first, since it runs the OS, even if I specify my download ...
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Is possible to install Windows to non-standard directories?

I would like to install Windows using non-standard directory names, e.g C:\Foo for Windows folder, or C:\Foo\Bar for the System folder. In theory, it should work as applications should ask the actual ...
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Deleting file in Windows Explorer on a remote machine

I recently discovered that when browsing the file system of a networked machine in Windows Explorer (e.g. \\servername\c$\My Documents\), if you delete a file with a simple Right Click -> Delete, it ...
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How to change default windows (or dialogs) start position?

After connecting a projector on my computer, screen resolution has changed accordingly to video output (from 1920x1080 to 1024x768). But that's not really a problem. The problem is, now -- at high ...
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The share password is not saved and the system keeps prompting for it

I set my share to full control on computer A, but when I access the share from computer B, it prompts me for password. Also, when I type in the password in the password dialog box, it works fine, ...
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Network printing solutions for printers unsupported in a 64bit O/S

We have a small (>10) network of Windows computers, mostly running 32bits XP and one HP LaserJet 2840 printer plugged in (via USB) to one of the XP computers. The computer that has the printer ...
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How to see what is on the other monitors when you only have access to one?

Suppose I have 3 monitors but 2 are in another room. I want to be able to see and interact with what is on the other two from only the main monitor (to move window around). Any way to accomplish that? ...
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Best backup solution for multiple hard drives?

I've got many hard drives. However I cannot find a decent application to keep two partitions in sync (master-slave). I've got: 2x 2TB 1x 500GB (USB/External/Portable) 1x 500GB (Boot, Win7) 1x 400GB ...
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Scenario - NTFS Symbolic Link or Junction?

Differences ┌───────────────┬──────────┬──────────┬──────┬───────────┬─────┐ │ │ Absolute │ Relative │ File │ Directory │ UNC │ ...
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What's a good way to manage web applications?

I've found as I use more and more web applications like Gmail, Meebo, Basecamp, Harvest, etc. it becomes annoying that they have to exist as tabs in a browser. Is there something that can help manage ...
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7-Zip command line option to include only one kind of file recursively

I want to add any txt file under a given path using 7-Zip. Looking at the help I tried this: 7za a -ir!*.txt bla.7z c:\initial\path This ended up including every single file, txt or not. Looking ...
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How to clone Git repo on my local server

I'm trying to use Git for the first time (I have used Mercurial before so I know the basic setup). Everything is ready on the server side with the following properties: User name: git Domain: ...
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Foreign Languages show as symbols on my English Windows PC

I installed software that is in Russian and another one in Arabic, but the words show as symbols, even words typed in Notepad. How can I fix this issue? I'm using both Windows XP and Windows 7.
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How to open a new file in the current directory with gvim on Windows?

If I'm working on a file located on e.g. ~\myprojects\testproject\hello.txt and then want to open a new file in the same directory e.g. todo.txt (located on ~\myprojects\testproject\todo.txt), how can ...
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Set mouse or keyboard button to simulate left click and hold or rapid left click repeating in Windows?

Does anyone know a way to configure Windows 7 or use third party software to do this? I would like to click my middle mouse button and have it tell Windows to left click and hold until I click the ...
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Any point in installing both 32 and 64 bit versions of Photoshop?

The Adobe CS5.5 Master Collection contains both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Adobe Photoshop. Is there any reason why I might want to install both of them, or should I just install the 64-bit ...
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I seriously messed up my explorer.exe

I was trying to change my Windows Explorer appearance using some things like this. This involves replacing system files such as explorer.exe and explorerframe.dll. When I was installing one theme I ...
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Batch delete : Access is denied

As the title suggests, I'm having issues with the del command in a batch file. When it gets to the delete step I get the message "Access is denied". My batch command looks something like this. set ...
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Why does one network transfer completely outdo another, only slightly different transfer?

The systems: Del Optiplex w/ 1GB eth card , win7 mini-itx system, jetway nf98, intel i3,1 GB onboard eth card, crux w/ 2.6.33.7 custom The network: cat 5e or 6 all around. systems are less than a ...
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Custom multi-item context-menu entry for Windows Explorer

I'm trying to create a custom context-menu entry for Windows (7) Explorer that will send ALL selected items ton ONE single command. I've read about MultiSelectModel with a Player value in MSDN Doc ...
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How to set the DNS server use for a VPN connection

I have Windows XP and I connect to a VPN. However for some reason when I'm connected the system is using broken DNS from work. That means I can only go to websites by IP address. I would like to ...
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How can I have bluetooth enabled at startup?

I have bluetooth keyboards that I want to use on my WinXP and Win7 machines, but I quickly discovered that I have to log in to Windows before I can use any bluetooth devices. Is there an easy to way ...
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Is a file system just the layout of folders?

I have used Windows since childhood, and when I hear the phrase "Windows filesystem" I think of directories (folders) within directories, a folder called SYSTEM, a folder called PROGRAM FILES etc. Is ...
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how do you make and run your own file extension?

I was checking out the files in a old game called Warcraft 3 and saw that they had files with their own extension for example file name.w3x so, how do you make your own file extension and run it?
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XWindows-like mouse behaviour in Windows 7

I currently use Linux as my primary desktop OS, and have done for more years than I care to remember. In recent years I've settled on GNOME and XFCE as my environments of choice. For a number of ...
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Harddisk write performance as bottleneck

I'm trying to speed up compiles on my system, and have found that harddisk write performance seems to be one of the bottlenecks (as the compiles write a lot of object files and associated debug ...
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Safe to Delete C:\ATI?

Is it safe to delete the C:\ATI folder? It keeps adding up every time there's a new version. I was wondering if it's safe to delete all of them once the installation is complete?
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SSD causes my Windows 7 installation to freeze

I have an ADATA S510 60GB SATA3 (AHCI mode) SSD, and an Asus M4A785TD-V EVO motherboard. Quite often my computer freezes for about 30 seconds, and afterward returns to its normal state. I'm more than ...
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How can I run JIRA on Windows via a subdomain?

I am looking around the JIRA documentation but I cannot find any information on this, but perhaps I'm not searching for the right terms :( I've heard something about the concept of VirtualHosts in ...
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Windows 7 not booting, could not restore boot record

After not using Windows 7 for a month (and a few Ubuntu 11.10 updates being applied), I found I'm no longer able to boot from GRUB2 to Windows. I've tried to reinstall GRUB2, and have done some other ...
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Windows 7 Boot Loader — modify boot options while booting?

While booting with the Windows 7 Boot Manager, I have, by accident, triggered a screen which allows me to edit the boot command line, before the OS boots (similar to how GRUB allows you to press E and ...
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Is It Safe to Unmount Disk 1 Debian Linux From Disk 0 Windows 7

Background: I have an Asus P67 Sabertooth motherboard. The motherboard supports 6GB SATA. I have two 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black 64MB Cache SATA Drives. I have a Plextor PX-880SA CD/DVD ...
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Laptop sometimes freezes when I open websites requiring excessive memory / CPU usage

I've installed Chrome on my laptop (Windows 7 as prime OS, 4GB RAM and a Core i5 processor). Sometimes when I open certain websites that require more memory and CPU usage, my laptop freezes, and the ...
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Tool to manipulate text in web form fields?

I'm looking for a way to manipulate text in form fields. For example, if I have a large textarea "body" field, from my browser I want to be able to highlight a piece of text in that textarea, for ...
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Where does Windows search for device drivers?

I'm working on a utility for a USB connected device. The vendor has given me the device drivers, but I have to install them manually. When I finish my utility, I'd like to be able to have the setup ...
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Is there any way to stop music when locking the screen?

I use Foobar2000 on Windows and I would like it to stop playing when I lock the screen. How to do that? There is a previous thread that answers that for linux.
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Is there a font switcher on Windows

What I want to do is temporarily switch one particular font to another, and switch it back afterwards. This will allow me to see a desired font in any games or softwares. I am wondering if thing like ...
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How can I find out the password complexity policy?

A user tries to change his/her password in a Windows domain and it's not accepted: The password supplied does not meet the minimum complexity requirements How can an end-user find out what the ...
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How can I cancel CHKDSK in Windows 7?

How can I cancel CHKDSK in progress in Windows 7, without rebooting the computer or terminating the process against its will? EDIT 2: Why? It was going to take an hour, and was already in the free ...
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How to make Adobe Reader 9 open PDF's in new window?

Now when I open two PDF's its opened in the same window and in two tabs. this is very annoying. how to make it open in different Windows? P.S. I would like to do it on Windows XP and on Ubuntu.
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Diagnostics-Performance is not available under Windows 2008 Event Viewer

I can see the section Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance/Operational under Windows 7 but I couldn't find it under another machine running Windows 2008. Is there any way to enable that? Thanks.
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How can I change the color of a BSOD?

I know that its possible to change the Windows boot themes, and logon backgrounds... Is it Possible to make an orange BSOD (or a OSOD)? I'm trying to prank one of my friends, and I though this would ...
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batch file to monitor folder and copy images locally

Looking for a batch file to run on a windows scheduled task to: Check a network location for images If there are pictures to copy, copy them to a local folder Delete the pictures from the network ...