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Jul
9
comment Disappearing Hard Disk
SMART tools are recommended here: superuser.com/questions/14803/…
Jun
29
comment New build won't boot: some fans turning, no beep or video
As a side note I recently had this symptom start up on a previously working computer. In my case, it was caused by failures of capacitors on the motherboard. I kinda thought that the supply chains had worked the bad caps out many moons ago, but apparently not.
Jun
25
comment How do I fix repeated error 0x8007f0f4 during install of KB2686509
@slhck - Since the question is about that exact update that the way in which it fails (a failure which is VERY specific to the update in question), I'd say it should be tagged with the update.
Jun
25
awarded  Notable Question
Jun
5
comment Shut Out of XP - No Admin Password or CDR
@ashes999 - the domain admins should be able to change the privilege levels of any user for any system. They should be able to give you local admin privs on the system, for instance.
May
29
comment Wireless router disconnects when one computer on the network hibernates
@tghw - oh well, it was worth a shot. I also avoid such things, but some folks find them handy.
May
29
answered Wireless router disconnects when one computer on the network hibernates
May
21
comment Remap pause/break key
The question is tagged windows vista
May
21
awarded  Popular Question
May
13
comment How do I fix repeated error 0x8007f0f4 during install of KB2686509
For those unfamiliar: a Scancode Map in this location allows one to remap keyboard keys without loading further utilities. I use it to remap my caps lock key
May
13
answered How do I fix repeated error 0x8007f0f4 during install of KB2686509
May
13
asked How do I fix repeated error 0x8007f0f4 during install of KB2686509
Apr
11
answered Why is the text (font) showing or displaying all in italics?
Apr
9
comment What is the easiest method of checking SMART status for your hard drive?
@RichardJFoster: Thanks. I've updated the link in the answer.
Apr
9
revised What is the easiest method of checking SMART status for your hard drive?
Fixed link to google paper
Apr
4
answered How to stop Excel Treating US dates as UK dates?
Mar
28
comment Is there an encrypted write-only file system for Linux?
with respect to encryption keys, if he only keeps the public key on the system, then the concept of 'writable but not readable' is at least in theory achievable. The problem is that in the event of a full compromise, the attacker could change the operations! So shipping the data off system is definitely the right approach.
Mar
17
comment Threats about validation
@Revd Ken Sargeantson - what you may not know is that the key that was used to install Windows on your laptop is probably NOT the key printed on the sticker on the bottom (that's normal for OEMs). So it's likely that if you can re-activate with the sticker, you won't have a problem.
Mar
13
comment Recover overwritten encrypted partition
No one's ever demonstrated the ability to read over-written sectors on a hard disk, and you sure as heck can't do it with the drive's heads and firmware, which are explicitly designed to read back what was written, not leftover stray fields that won't exist most of the time anyway. If you actually wanted to pull that trick you'd need an electron microscope at a minimum, and probably a heck of a lab. You'll note that none of the major data recovery firms claim to be able to read data that's over-written.
Mar
13
answered Recover overwritten encrypted partition