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Feb
9
asked Why is my new Phenom II 965 BE not significantly faster than my old Athlon 64 X2 4600+?
Feb
3
revised DISK BOOT FAILURE after upgrading power supply
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Feb
2
comment How does a browser slow my computer to a crawl?
I've seen this only recently where Windows Explorer (hence the task bar, and start menu, launching, etc) stop responding for a large number of seconds. It's sometimes related to Adobe Reader, other times it seems to be some other plugin, but unlikely to be Flash since I run with it disabled for most sites. It also happens a lot when waiting on a VPN network directory.
Feb
2
answered Can a power failure or forceful shutdown damage hardware?
Feb
2
comment Completely disable autorun/autoplay features in Windows XP SP3
Note: You may need to add the system template using menu Action | Add/Remove Templates while the Administrative Templates item is selected.
Feb
2
revised DISK BOOT FAILURE after upgrading power supply
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Feb
1
revised What is sideport memory?
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Jan
29
answered How small is too small (of laptop for a programmer)
Jan
29
answered DISK BOOT FAILURE after upgrading power supply
Jan
29
comment Is it ok to flash a bios from within Windows 7
I had a failed flashing the other day; but I was able to put a BIOS image on a flash drive, boot into the BIOS and use the M-Flash option to reflash the image and restore the mobo to working order.
Jan
25
answered Build pc from scratch for first time
Jan
22
revised Why are my hard drives failing?
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Jan
22
comment Why are my hard drives failing?
Having moved, you may still have the same appliance on the same circuit as your computer; also your PSU may already be shot, so the damage may already have been done. I think I would start with obtaining an inexpensive power filtering UPS (about $100) and then immediately replacing the PSU (about $60) on the computer.
Jan
22
revised Why are my hard drives failing?
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Jan
21
accepted How can I upgrade my MSI 790GX-G65 BIOS
Jan
21
accepted How do I record sound from my CD/DVD player without other system sounds in the mix?
Jan
21
comment Why are my hard drives failing?
I actually picked up a power conditioning UPS from Costco for 100 bucks; the battery's not big, providing only enough to keep my internet modem and telephone box up and running, but I bought it primarily to condition the power supply to my computer.
Jan
20
answered Why are my hard drives failing?
Jan
20
comment How do I record sound from my CD/DVD player without other system sounds in the mix?
I did it with DVDDecrypter, but how to do it wasn't so obvious. Could you please add to your answer: "Using DVDDecrypter, set Mode IFO, and then select stream processing, and then ensure only LPCM option is checked to get the 2 channel stereo track. To output as wave, the corresponding Stream Processing option in Settings must be checked (on be default)". Then I will accept it.
Jan
20
revised How to disallow extensions outside Firefox profile directory
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