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Dec
2
comment How can I wire RS232 to RS485?
What are you trying to connect? It looks like this is a dual connector with 3/5 being Port#1 RS232 and 1/2/7/8 being Port#2 RS485. 4 will be Ground and probably used in both cases, 6 is power if your device accepts 5V from the port...
Feb
17
comment Dell Aftermarket Battery
That was my thought, but I don't see a Dell Battery app. Add/Remove programs shows Dell Touchpad, and Dell Wireless, but no Battery Monitor or Quickset type Programs.
Jan
17
comment In Excel, is there a less repetitive way of writing `=IF(<Expression A>=0, “(none)”, <Expression A>)`?
+1 for Clever use of divide by zero.
Jan
5
comment Make default choice of user in windows 7 login to password type screen
Doesn't windows 7 remember the last user who logged in? On my Win7-64 machine, I hit Ctrl-alt-del and my user name is selected, I type my password. Can you give us more details about what you want to accomplish?
Dec
27
comment Analyzing the Resource Monitor: Network Activity
Do you have Windows Live Messenger installed? I found some old pages that refer to Messenger Traffic to the IP and Port you reference, but they are XP Specific. windowsnetworking.com/kbase/WindowsTips/WindowsXP/RegistryTips/…
Dec
12
comment Recover truecrypted NTFS HDD after quick format without rescue disk
+1 Nice answer, here is how to fix your problem, and here is how to prevent it.
Dec
8
comment Can I possibly recover the Windows system partition that I deleted (100MB) ?
Now make a backup. People neglect to backup personal data at home, but I'd rather have to tell my boss that the accounting data was lost, than have to tell my wife that her pictures were gone...
Dec
5
comment How can I make a certain website inaccessible?
Beat me by 28 seconds.
Dec
5
comment Multiple concurrent cisco VPN client connections
Are you trying to do two OUTBOUND connections from your computer, or are the two connections inbound to the office? Tell us more about the Cisco config, ie is it an ASA or PIX? Cisco Anywhere or something different?
Nov
12
comment Can inkjet printers print envelopes?
Many HP Laser printer pick up from the front when using the paper tray, causing the paper to make a 180 deg turn to go over the fuser, then another 180 deg turn to exit the printer on the top. Using the Manual feed tray, eliminates the first 180 turn, and opening the back eliminates the second. So the paper goes straight through. You may see a bit of curl due to heat, but you may be able to adjust the temps on the printer itself.
Nov
3
comment Is there a way to make Word 2007 fail-proof?
RSMoser is spot on here. If she wants to open a document that she receives via e-mail, her choices are 1) flow RSMoser's advice and do Save-As the first time she saves it (note in Word 2007 the menu is gone, so it is 'Office Button>Save-As) or 2) In Outlook, right click on the attachment, select Save-As, and put the document where she wants it, then open from there.
Sep
23
comment My Macbook is a Battery Denier
At first I thought the title was a typo...
Sep
13
comment http://localhost is not loading
I think Johnathon was stating that his question about which browser seemed silly not your question...
Jul
7
comment Printing with Zebra Printer
@ Nathan, did it work?
Jul
7
comment How to delete old songs in iTunes that are not linked to actual file on my disk?
I did this about 6 months ago, so the APIs are likely still good.
Jul
1
comment What firmware updates should I be tracking?
Lexus just did a Firmware update on my car, so add car to your list!
Jul
1
comment How to circumvent file transfering restrictions on a usb disabled computer?
@Chris:That's what I was thinking, but you said it much better than I!
Jun
16
comment Can a power loss break an hard disk?
Its probably more likely that the powerloss caused the drives Master Boot Record, or other information that tells the system where various data is to be corrupted. If the data was being modified when the power went out, the data may not be in a consistent state, hence the IO errors. I've heard drives with corrupted MBRs or FATs make strange noises. Unless you can repair the corruption, you're looking at a reinstall anyway, disks are relatively cheap these days, I'd recommend a new disk to be safe.
Jun
16
comment convert home phone wiring to Ethernet
Generally on phone cable, you'll have Red/Green twisted, and Yellow/Black Twisted. My guess is the other pair in the OP's scenario will also be twisted. If I HAD to make this work, I'd probably use R/G as 1&2 and Y/B as 3&6 to eliminate crosstalk as Scott suggested.
Jun
7
comment Windows Vista stuck on crcdisk.sys
Microsoft is trying to get you to quit smoking?