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I am a curious person who always likes to learn more. I like solving puzzles and I like working with computers. Which means I enjoy some of the more complex questions on this site, as well as the answers which go into details and explain all facets.


Apr
11
comment Cronjob immediately shuts down mac after boot
Aye. I guess it is something like "shutdown NOW: rather than a shutdown in a minute with a warning text "3AM. You should be sleeping. I know I (mac) will be asleep soon. Best save quickly"
Apr
11
comment Cronjob immediately shuts down mac after boot
Apple-Option-P+R is known as "zapping the PRAM". It is similar to restoring a PCs BIOS to the defaults. However your problem is not in booting. Your Mac successfully boots into OSX. Immediately after that it gets told to shut down (and does so). Trying to fix the already correct working boot process does not change that.
Apr
11
revised Cronjob immediately shuts down mac after boot
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Apr
11
comment Cronjob immediately shuts down mac after boot
Option 1) If you have another non-guest account, then try that. Option 2) If you have a second Mac of a laptop with a unix like OS and Firewire, try booting the mac in target disc mode and then access it from the other machine. (This will also work with windows computers with Firewire if you manage to get them to recognise the apple partition scheme and the filesystem. That is not quite as trivial with windows though). Option 3) Can you remount partitions are rw on OSX? (Something like mount / -o remount rw, change the cron files. sync sync sync reboot)
Apr
8
comment Anyone know the default password on a Lexmark 4600 MFP?
Epic fail for the user manual if it does not clearly list the password. (And a regular fail if the manual showed an example with the literal text password. That would be unclear and should not get past the proof readers).
Apr
8
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Apr
6
comment network connection suddenly disconnected and disabled during large file transfer over the network
@Chandrasekar In most cases (as in, everything up to windows 7) it will fail to write beyond 4GB. it will not cause the NIC to fail.
Apr
6
comment network connection suddenly disconnected and disabled during large file transfer over the network
Are there any errors logged in the event log? (You can start it via [Start] [run] eventvwr.msc on windows 7. No experience with windows 8 yet, but I suspect it is the same).
Apr
6
comment Mac crashed on reformat
Ah. Good points. I never ran into those since I had the apple partitioning scheme and HFS in my kernel, but I suspect that windows ships without those allowed bad things to happen when the wrong button is pressed.
Apr
6
comment How to overclock CPU using only FSB?
You can not :(. But regular air cooling can only cool down to room temperature. It will never cool your CPU below that. Peltier elements are an exception to that, but you wrote that you are on stock air cooling. That means that if your room is a normal 20°C then your CPU will be 20°C or hotter.
Apr
6
comment network connection suddenly disconnected and disabled during large file transfer over the network
You wrote "I am CURRENTLY using windows 8.1". Did this problem start after you changed or upgraded the OS or changed or upgraded the network drivers?
Apr
6
revised network connection suddenly disconnected and disabled during large file transfer over the network
Rewrote to focus the problem on large network transfers.
Apr
6
comment Mac crashed on reformat
Wouldn't this also work with any other (possibly non-mac) second computer? If boot the crash Mac in disk target mode and connect it as a drive to a windows/BSd/linux based laptop?
Apr
6
comment My PSU makes a VERY LOUD NOISE when watching video in Firefox browser
You might want to add this to your original post: (use the edit link). 1. I have an old computer which worked fine. 2. I am trying to overclock it and as a result it is using more power. 3. When I also watch a video in my now OC'd computer (thus using both more power from the main board and high power for the graphics) my old PSU starts to make a loud noise.
Apr
6
answered How to overclock CPU using only FSB?
Apr
6
revised How to overclock CPU using only FSB?
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Apr
6
comment How to overclock CPU using only FSB?
How cold is the room you are in? 12°C? Any hotter and I suspect that the BIOS is wrong about the CPU temp and system temp because the CPU wll be hotter than the environment it is in. Even if it is only 5°C hotter when it is idle and with good cooling. That makes the 16°C and 18°C numbers suspect.
Apr
6
revised VMWare: This host doesn't support VT. Can not play 64bit VM due to lack of VT flag
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Apr
6
comment My PSU makes a VERY LOUD NOISE when watching video in Firefox browser
Note: If you clean it make sure that you do not rapidly spin the fan due to air flow.
Apr
6
comment My PSU makes a VERY LOUD NOISE when watching video in Firefox browser
Your friends needs to get a clue. Alfa versions of software are test versions. They often add more features and add old (known) bugs. But they also are untested and often contain new bugs. It is never 'always better' or 'always worse.