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Sep
26
revised My home page always changes to smartwebsearch.net – is it a Trojan?
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Sep
26
answered My home page always changes to smartwebsearch.net – is it a Trojan?
Sep
26
comment Windows 7 Laptop Randomly Sleeping
If temperature is not the issue then I would recommend disabling non-critical third-party services a few at a time to see if it makes a difference. You could also try updating drivers, particularly the chipset drivers. As a last resort a BIOS update might worth a go.
Sep
26
comment Windows 7 Laptop Randomly Sleeping
@JoshArenberg : I wouldn't necessarily rule out the possibility of temperature being the cause. There are several posts on forums regarding ThinkPads randomly going to sleep where overheating was identified as a probable cause, e.g. forums.lenovo.com/t5/T61-and-prior-T-series-ThinkPad/…. I would use something like SpeedFan or HWMonitor to check your temperatures. If overheating is indeed the issue then a program called TPFanControl (staff.uni-marburg.de/~schmitzr/donate.html) may allow you to fix the issue.
Sep
26
awarded  Enlightened
Sep
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
26
comment Why does my laptop overheat and slow down even when I'm doing light things?
How old is it and has it always been like this? Can you hear fans kicking once it has warmed up? Can you try cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html HWMonitor to tell us if you can get any more readings because I can't see the GPU temperature or fan speeds.
Sep
23
awarded  Analytical
Sep
23
answered USB 2.0 not working
Sep
23
comment USB 2.0 not working
No I meant the USB cables you are using to connect the devices.
Sep
23
comment USB 2.0 not working
Have you checked your BIOS to see if there are any options for USB? A few motherboards do have some obscure settings. Have you tried different cables?
Sep
23
comment USB 2.0 not working
Have you tried installing the chipset drivers from the SuperMicro site?
Sep
22
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Sep
22
comment Is it possible to wipe SSD with strong magnetic force?
Actually it's really not that practical to reliably wipe a normal hard disk drive with a magnet unless you have some industrial grade magnets : pcworld.com/article/116572/busting_the_biggest_pc_myths.html. The article also mentions flash based storage: "A magnet powerful enough to disturb the electrons in flash would be powerful enough to suck the iron out of your blood cells" - Bill Frank, executive director of the CompactFlash Association
Sep
22
comment Is it possible to wipe SSD with strong magnetic force?
Do you want to wipe it or are you wondering whether there is risk of it being accidentally erased?
Sep
22
comment Where can I get a free 64 Bit NTFS boot disk?
Are you trying to repair your computer or what exactly? What do you mean "my pc doesn't allow me to auto boot from the recovery partition"? Have you tried repeatedly pressing F8 at startup to get to the advanced boot menu so you can access repair options?
Sep
21
answered Visual Studio 2010 Distorted Menus
Sep
16
comment Software, which will make a sound when an application becomes responsive again
I believe it's possible but would require more information, e.g. the exact names of the programs involved.
Sep
16
answered Map Win-q to quit in Windows 7?
Sep
15
comment Hard drive being recognised as SD/MMC?
Can you go the Run prompt (press Windows key and R) enter diskmgmt.msc and post a screenshot please?