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Aug
8
comment How to configure warning dialog when opening multiple files?
Did you enter something into terminal like: defaults write com.apple.finder (OpeningTooManyWarning) -bool False (Was true)?
Aug
1
comment SSD with a PC - Snazzy use cases?
hmmm....donate it to me? That would be snazzy and offbeat.
Aug
1
comment Is my computer burning out? Red dots on the screen
What kind of screen LCD? Are the red dots very small like one pixel each?
Aug
1
comment does this wifi card fit any of these pci slots?
@JourneymanGeek - well what do you know about that, you are right, there are adaptors. I will edit. Thanks for the good point.
Aug
1
comment Win 7 w/ 8 GB memory, unable to use more than 4 GB
I am with achery1234 and would also suggest that maybe you run the memory diagnostic. One stick could be bad (this assuming that you have 2x4gb sticks) and you did not mention any trouble shooting other than trying to run a bazillon apps.
Aug
1
comment Does using 'Sleep' affect the SSD?
@mark - check this out for some other tweaks on SSDs. Good general advice, but your Ultrabook may already be set up pretty well, but a good read. blog.superuser.com/2011/05/10/… as posted by Tom Wijsman
Aug
1
comment Does using 'Sleep' affect the SSD?
@Raystafarian - I know I am assuming, but I read affects SSD negatively as lifespan/endurance, performance, and full failure caused by sleep mode.
Jul
31
comment What are hidden partitions on a Samsung laptop for?
Prob not recommended to remove recovery partition. If OP is wondering what they are, most likely OP will need it down the road when something goes bad. ;)
Jul
31
comment Combine Laptop Chargers From More Watts
@user1149651 - if your in an area that has three of four hotels, check them all. Pick up some free stuff! ;)
Jul
31
comment Combine Laptop Chargers From More Watts
@user1149651 - might be a shot in the dark, but if you at a hotel, check the lost and found. I have done that and they usually have a bunch of chargers that get left behind. Happy hunting. And would you really trust splicing together two power packs with your i7 lappy?
Jul
31
comment Can't get Seagate Seatools to work
@PaulJ - Good to hear. You may get a good benefit of fresh install of OS, then install seatools (I did the install to my C: drive). This way everything will be fresh, Then you can hook up to the old 1TB via USB (external case or whatever)draw off what you need and then run the test. I did the test with a Seagate expansion pack via USB and no problems seeing it as a target to test.
Jul
31
comment does this wifi card fit any of these pci slots?
@Alex - the slot in the photo has a card in it. Pci-e slot is there.
Jul
31
comment Can't get Seagate Seatools to work
@PaulJ - reading your last comment, how will Seatools tell you how long you have to replace the drive and save your valuable information? It is simply pass/fail software (I have seatools and that is all it tells you). If your 1TB drive only contains the OS and junk, then keep using it until it fails, but when you see the trend of SMART results that you are seeing, then you are getting fair warning to replace the drive, back up your data, as soon as possible.
Jul
30
comment System boots, runs for 3 to 7 minutes, becomes unresponsive
A pop, acrid smell, and no use of the front panel power button sounds like the PSU is going for the long dirt nap. Although it may be something other than this, it would be my suggestion to find a friend who wouldn't mind letting you use theirs as a test to confirm or eliminate that the PSU is the issue.
Jul
27
comment How do I download iTunes podcasts to my iPod?
@ Keir Bourne - Is the "Automatically include" set to "All" vs all unplayed or all new?
Jul
25
comment Asus P8Z77-V LX RAM Annoying RAM
A good start may be to call ASSU support. At least they could advise on an RMA if possible. It sounds like a cruddy board and if your research shows "crapload of problems" then you may be fighting an unwinnable battle to get it to work. Swap it for a new one.
Jul
25
comment Intel dg41rq Motherboard not booting | is there anything else I can do to salvage it?
Did you try pulling the power cord from the wall and pulling the CMOS battery, hold power button for 10 seconds, replace CMOS battery, plug into the wall and press start?
Jul
22
comment Computer won't power on at all
Just to eliminate the outlet as a potential problem, did you check that a breaker or fuse did not get tripped? Although you said you swapped PSUs, you did not state that you used the same power outlet. It is always good to check the basics first. Then it can be narrowed down to computer components. ;)
Jul
19
comment No surround sound in windows 8
Have you looked at any advanced setting in the players to ensure that they are pointed to your desired device instead of default audio device? I would look there fist, especially since test and IE work over all speakers.
Jul
18
comment Using usb as power slot
Interesting suggestions but is there any equipment out there that will support these ideas? Wouldn't a surge protector do the job?