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Jan
25
comment in windows 7, during startup, why do my icons go blank and then reappear
I completely agree with @horatio and should reiterate that you should first look for software that you don't use which launches at start up. Hardware upgrades are a last resort.
Jan
24
answered in windows 7, during startup, why do my icons go blank and then reappear
Jan
18
answered Is there a USB hub that can also function as a fully powered USB charger?
Jan
18
answered How can I provide a local alternate name for a printer in Windows 7?
Jan
18
comment Windows: File copy/move with filename regular expressions?
@Andris, Good point. You have to remove the file name from the destination in order to make Copy-Item work properly. You can use another replace command to pull out the file name. That should work a little better.
Jan
18
revised Windows: File copy/move with filename regular expressions?
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Jan
6
comment SEAGATE HD UNMOUNTED DAEMON INHIBITED
There is nothing worse than spending a ton of money on expensive data recovery when all that was wrong was a bad sector. That's the only thing that spinrite will prevent. It can tell you in about 5 minutes if the drive needs to go to an expert or not.
Jan
6
comment SEAGATE HD UNMOUNTED DAEMON INHIBITED
@ppumkin - I've had multiple instances of spinrite saving a computer. I've also have had multiple instances where spinrite does absolutely nothing. It depends on the condition of the drive and what is actually wrong. I've had un-mountable volumes come back after spinrite found some bad sectors in the first 1% of the drive. Just attempting to read the first few sectors can tell you a lot of what is going on. If spinrite has problems reading the drive, then it's probably a mechanical/electrical issue and outside the skill level of most users.
Jan
6
comment SEAGATE HD UNMOUNTED DAEMON INHIBITED
Just to be clear to everyone, Spinrite is designed to be used on drives without mechanical or electrical problems. It does best when you are trying to recover a bad sector or a mangled file. If the drive is clicking, don't bother. The drive is too damaged to use this software title.
Jan
6
comment SEAGATE HD UNMOUNTED DAEMON INHIBITED
@ppumkin - So what do you suggest? Your comment above talks about going to hddguru which is mainly a collection of free software drive utilities. If there is a mechanical or electrical problem, you don't want to use anything on that site because it may cause a bad drive to fail. The only thing I think would be useful is the scenario you mention is the Raw Copy Tool. It will copy of the contents of the platter to a working drive so you can then use other software titles to re construct your data.
Jan
6
comment SEAGATE HD UNMOUNTED DAEMON INHIBITED
@ppumkin - If the hardware is bad, you are right, there is nothing that can be done by a local user. If the drive can read the platter, Spinrite will do a sector by sector read of the data and try to recover it. It's a last ditch effort before you either call in an expensive data recovery export or give up and trash the drive.
Dec
1
answered WirelessN Access Point 300Mbps only at 65Mbps (Windows)
Dec
1
answered PsExec runs remote GUI as black screen - Windows7
Nov
21
comment What is the correct syntax to exclude a folder's contents but not the folder itself
That should copy the folder but not the contents. The where clause only affects files. If you want to limit folders, you have to use "$_.Name" or "$_.FullName" depending on the situation.
Nov
18
answered What is the correct syntax to exclude a folder's contents but not the folder itself
Nov
2
answered Adobe Font Folio fonts unreadable on Windows 7 64-bit
Oct
17
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Oct
12
comment Built a computer and it shuts itself down - not heat, not PSU
Memtest is an interesting tool that only checks to make sure that the sectors on your ram sticks are good. This test does not put a heavy load on the RAM so you won't catch performance issues with this. I think you are on the right track. This sounds like a motherboard bug. Overvolting the RAM might solve the problem, but you may also fry your memory. If you still have problems, it may take a new/different motherboard to solve your problem.
Oct
10
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Sep
26
answered Problem with ASUS V2S lcd screen - Inverter or Lcd screen?