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comment Is there a way to truly delete all deleted files?
That completely depend on how much there was data, and how computer is used for those few weeks, or months. I would not rely on dice rolls... it might be that almost all data is still readable if you only work on small files and regularly clean your browser's caches.
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comment I have to cycle my LCD monitor's power on and off to get it to stay on
Solution (replacing capacitors) actually is pretty easy and also cheap if you already have required tools: soldering iron, tin solder and some screwdrivers. Capacitors for single PSU board would be around $1-5. Most of time locating failing capacitors is also pretty easy task to do, see superuser.com/a/464527/132604
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Mar
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comment I've run wipe programs, yet recovery programs can still recover my pictures. Why? How do I wipe these pictures?
Also, have you checked if those photos are really coming from some auto-generated thumbnail files/folders. Might be that actual files are deleted but not files generated by some programs, and when you run free space cleanup of course it will not overwrite files that has not been marked as free space.
Mar
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comment Is there a way to truly delete all deleted files?
After single pass zeros you'll still need special equipment to read previous contents of disk. You can't do this with any software and actually you cant even use original heads for reading after single pass zero filled disk.
Mar
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comment I've run wipe programs, yet recovery programs can still recover my pictures. Why? How do I wipe these pictures?
DBAN it before installing fresh OS. This will destroy everything. Deleted files could also be wiped out without special tools by simply writing/copying garbage files until disk is full, file sizes should be multiples of filesystem cluster size. Then just delete those garbage files and you're done (not best method but most of time just enough to remove traces of removed files).
Mar
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comment Hide admin account from (Windows 7) login screen *without disabling* it
@Synetech Another way to hide/show accounts: superuser.com/questions/423054/… Actually this one could be used as base for many different ways to control login screen contents even while example shows how to do it through accessibility options. Only limit here is creativity.
Mar
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revised Notepad++ not opening from certain locations
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answered Notepad++ not opening from certain locations
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comment Laptop doesn't recognize operating system after being punched
@DanielB at least some Asus laptops had common problem with HDDs getting loose and finally disconnecting, without punching. I think it was design flaw...
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comment Paranoid Parent: “WiFi safe for baby?”
Tin foil hat would still be better than nothing
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revised Is it necessary to reinstall your OS after adding more RAM?
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