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An IT professional of 10 years. Recently passed the CISSP Certification test for my job role at a large Law firm.

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CISSP, A+, Network+, Security+ and Server+


Dec
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answered Toshiba P775-S7215 with a broken wireless button?
Dec
30
comment Windows won't release lock on drive tray after burning a disc
Another option might be pendrivelinux, basically a bootable USB stick of the live cd of really almost any distro under the sun. I use it extensively for troubleshooting.
Dec
30
comment How do I reconfigure my computer after an OS reinstall?
I'm not sure I understand why you have to do this. My instinct would be to get a image of it after you've configured it fully, so at worst, if you HAVE to reimage it every couple of months, you can at least have it most of the way set up. Is this just a image provided by work and mandated that all computers be freshly loaded every so often?
Dec
30
comment Is it safe to use wall-socket -> USB chargers to charge any USB device?
Using a higher current charger to charge a lower required current device won't harm anything, the device will only draw what it needs, in this case 1.2A of the capable 2.0A. But the insufficient current is because its too low to charge the HP from the Nokia charger. It can only supply 1.2 where the HP needs the full 2A.
Dec
29
answered Windows won't release lock on drive tray after burning a disc
Dec
29
comment Why only external monitor is working on my laptop?
Inputs depend on brand of the laptop, and of the inverter and panel used, but it should be between 10 and 20V DC. So using the "20DCV" setting on a volt meter should work. As an aside, the output is usually around 500 - 700 ACV, so if you have a 750ACV setting or 1000ACV setting, you can check output as well. I have seen the inverter itself go bad on many occasions. Though you said you didnt see any image at all on the screen so this is a low possibility, as that would only effect the backlight (as would Charlie's post below, I thought of that as well but didnt mention it because of this fact)
Dec
29
comment Win 7 Hangs on welcome screen - in safe mode as well
A virus scanner slowing to a halt is another indication of a possible HDD problem, because it cant read from the drive to check the files. I'm still concerned its a hardware issue, hard drive specific. Or other possible hardware issue that if I were working on it, I would troubleshoot after ruling out the HDD with a HDD test of some sort. Just my gut, and having worked on well over 1000 laptops and desktops in my career. I do wish you luck in figuring it out though.
Dec
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comment Win 7 Hangs on welcome screen - in safe mode as well
Unfortunately hard drives can fail anytime. Ive had BRAND NEW out of the box laptops come in for service and we ended up replacing the failed hard drive. I hope it isnt that either, but if a virus was slowing down the system, there would have to be activity on the task manager reflecting the machine working hard. A computer with 80 percent processor cycles available and plenty of RAM just doesn't run "Dinosaur slow", even with a virus.
Dec
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answered Why only external monitor is working on my laptop?
Dec
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answered Win 7 Hangs on welcome screen - in safe mode as well
Dec
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answered Uninstalled Program Icon Stuck on Launchpad in Mac OS X Lion
Dec
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answered 8.00GB RAM (3.22GB usable) in Windows 7 x64
Dec
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comment How to use second PC as extended monitor
It appears the gent below has answered the question, but I would also suggest Synergy as a possible program for this as well. I have used it for a while and it does very well.
Dec
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comment Two wireless access points: public (for Internet) and private
Sorry Parhs I havent been on this site in a few weeks. That is actually just a WAP (Wireless Access point) not a router. This would not have any kind of DHCP capability or firewalling capabilities. Putting one wireless ROUTER behind another would work as described above. To do this, plug one router in as you normally would to your ISP's modem using the WAN port, then plug a second wireless router in using one of the LAN ports to the WAN port on the second wireless router. The devices on this second router's network would effectively be screened from the devices connected to the front one.
Dec
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Dec
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answered Dell Latitude D620 LCD display incorrectly
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answered Remote control software that doesn't require the end user's input
Dec
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answered Two wireless access points: public (for Internet) and private