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Feb
12
comment Why does using 2 memory sticks cause my computer to crash?
What memory tests did you run, and for how long? Last time I had ram problems (I had a stick go intermittent) I had to run memtest86 for quite a while for it to show (it needed to warm up).
Jan
25
comment How to make sure I can restore the OS which came preinstalled on my laptop?
The other thing this method lets you do is delete the recovery partition (after taking the image!) and then use that space. Kind of nice to have everything you paid for, really...
Jan
25
answered How to make sure I can restore the OS which came preinstalled on my laptop?
Jan
23
comment Is a STOP 0x0000009F (DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE) BSOD a sign of hardware trouble?
The fact that the blue screen happened in Windows code in no way absolves the drivers - it could be that the driver did something wrong in a call to the OS, which the OS responded to by bugchecking. Further, if BlueScreenView didn't have symbols for the driver, then that reporting may be somewhat wrong, which, given the large + value is not unlikely.
Jan
22
comment Slot load DVD burner options for standard desktop case
Post-install: This is working fine, but it turns out he's got a curved-front case. A tray-loading drive would normally push open the little spring-loaded door. For this install, I've removed the sprint-loaded door. Not ideal, but it's definitely not going to get broken again!
Jan
22
comment How do I get rid of a half-done install (Vista)
Well, it's resolved. Apparently the IT guys somehow decided that it was the HP drivers that were at fault and so Mom threw those disks in and it's happy now. I'm going to accept this answer because autoruns is DEFINITELY the right tool to start with.
Jan
22
accepted How do I get rid of a half-done install (Vista)
Jan
21
comment How do I get rid of a half-done install (Vista)
@Molly - it's called 'Status' and I've got no other clues. I'm looking for a general solution to the problem of getting rid of a half-done Windows install. I don't think there's much special here, other than the fact that the install got screwed up by the guy doing it. If they don't clean it up, I might get a screen shot tonight.
Jan
21
answered What is listening at given port?
Jan
21
comment How do I get rid of a half-done install (Vista)
I had a look around with autoruns and didn't see anything relevant. Can you point me to a specific section to look at? As near as I can see this is a legit .msi trying to finish it's install, but I don't know where Windows keeps such things.
Jan
21
asked How do I get rid of a half-done install (Vista)
Jan
12
comment Best recommendation for bulk cd writing
Are you making many copies of 1 thing, or are you copying many things?
Jan
11
answered Who remembers a patch panel digital computer?
Jan
8
answered Software and hardware firewalls
Jan
3
awarded  Scholar
Jan
3
comment Slot load DVD burner options for standard desktop case
Presto! We have a winner! The Digistore drive is what I've just ordered for the job at hand. Thanks!
Jan
3
accepted Slot load DVD burner options for standard desktop case
Jan
3
awarded  Student
Jan
3
asked Slot load DVD burner options for standard desktop case
Dec
27
comment Preventing windows from going over the top of the screen (in win XP)
Don't count on that autohotkey trick working if your system has multiple monitors that aren't aligned on their top edges. Depending on the exact settings, you can get 0 being out of view on the vertically smaller monitor. (I've got a laptop with external monitor, hence the size difference. I keep the tops unaligned so that I have small 'step' between the monitors at the top and bottom instead of a large 'step' at the bottom. I find this makes it less likely that I'll get the mouse 'hung up' on the step and lose track of where it is.)