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Jan
18
comment Desktop PC Speakers are Humming/Buzzing
O/S is Windows 7.
Jan
18
answered Desktop PC Speakers are Humming/Buzzing
Jan
18
asked Desktop PC Speakers are Humming/Buzzing
Jan
14
answered Hibernate doesn't work and hibernate.sys is not in C:
Jan
14
comment Hibernate doesn't work and hibernate.sys is not in C:
@Iszi: "if 4 GB or greater, hibernation will not enable" - that has not been true since about Windows XP SP2. And before that there was a hotfix for Windows XP to fix hibernate for systems over 2 GB (and to fix the problems with hibernate and fragmented RAM).
Jan
14
comment External SATA drive does not work without the optional USB cable *also* connected
@Moab: Worth checking; but if the polarity was wrong I would not expect the drive enclosure's power LED to light; and neither the enclosure nor drive appears to have damaged by the power supply since it continues operate just fine of the USB connection.
Jan
12
comment External SATA drive does not work without the optional USB cable *also* connected
I finally figured out that the 5V/2A power supply I am using came with an optionally powered 4 port USB hub I bought the same day. Still it should work to power the SATA drive.
Jan
11
asked Windows Photo Viewer can't open this picture because you don't have the correct permissions to access the file location
Jan
11
revised External SATA drive does not work without the optional USB cable *also* connected
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Jan
11
comment External SATA drive does not work without the optional USB cable *also* connected
The power supply came with the drive (I was surprised), and it's 5V/2A.
Jan
11
comment External SATA drive does not work without the optional USB cable *also* connected
NOTE: I have also submitted this message to the Vantec support email address.
Jan
11
asked External SATA drive does not work without the optional USB cable *also* connected
Jan
6
revised Can a power failure or forceful shutdown damage hardware?
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Dec
26
accepted How do I stop my HDDs from showing in the safely remove hardware list?
Dec
24
comment Why do we still have to use drive letters to identify file systems?
Actually drive strings are already there, and have been for a long time, in the form of UNC names; what I really wish they would change is allowing either \ or / as the component separator. I really don't see why the file system can't support C:\xxx and '/xxx' (and even //C/xxx) simultaneously.
Dec
24
comment Windows XP won't boot after drive transplant
The key thing here is the HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer); boot with the wrong HAL and chances are you're going nowhere.
Dec
24
comment Transfer of ownership of Windows 7
Be very careful you are sold a retail version, and not an OEM version - the latter are specifically restricted to the hardware on which they came pre-installed (even upgrading components in that hardware is severely limited, e.g. you can't replace the motherboard).
Dec
24
comment How do I adjust the actual font sizes in Internet Explorer?
I have never found a way to set the base font size used by IE; you might want to think about switching to Chrome or FireFox, both of which allow you to specify the base font size.
Dec
23
revised How do I set up two existing disks with identical contents as a single mirrored volume in Windows 7 without losing data?
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Dec
23
accepted How do I set up two existing disks with identical contents as a single mirrored volume in Windows 7 without losing data?