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Sep
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comment Suspect a bad SATA cable to hard drive, how do I replace it?
The drives are designed to be hot swapped, but what if the hard drive needs to be unscrewed in some fashion - and then the screwdriver slips and touches a couple of leads or pins on the motherboard? Regardless of SATA spec, opening your computer case should generally be done powered OFF.
Sep
8
comment Ram upgrade questions for a laptop
The specs you linked indicate a maximum capacity of 2gb. You might not be able to go to 4gb successfully.
Aug
26
comment Recover data from full format on NTFS partition
Purchased a copy here for IT use, paid for itself the first time I used.
Aug
26
answered How to open semicolon delimited CSV-files in US-version of Excel
Aug
24
answered Can I use old thermal paste?
Aug
24
answered Disabling touch pad of Dell M6400
Aug
20
comment Solutions for making Windows XP faster
My work laptop running XP boots to 288MB in use, with 56MB being AV software providing real-time protection. I don't have any active systems circa 2001, though when I decommissioned one of my home systems with 2001 hardware in 2009, XP still booted and ran just fine with similar memory usage. I wanted newer hardware to handle more intensive programs, XP itself worked just like new. Keep a system clean and it will keep working for you. I don't let anything but AV software load on startup.
Aug
20
answered Solutions for making Windows XP faster
Aug
20
comment Solutions for making Windows XP faster
I manage a number of XP systems here that perform just fine fully patched. Please provide data to back up this claim.
Aug
19
answered Shutting down PC without killing SSH sessions
Jul
29
answered Old router problem Can't enter setup
Jul
29
answered I bought a new notebook with one partition and windows preinstalled. How do I create new partitions?
Jul
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Jul
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answered Windows update killed my internet connection
Jul
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revised clonezilla moving to bigger harddrive
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Jul
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answered clonezilla moving to bigger harddrive
Jul
14
comment Why is it so hard to connect with a cable modem and router?
The need to reset the cable modem to work with a new MAC address is unrelated to the DOCSIS standard, this is a provider specific configuration. For example, Excite@Home issued IP addresses based on the host name (CP########) using DOCSIS modems. While resetting the modem may help, tying it to the DOCSIS specification is incorrect.
Jul
14
answered Pixelated screen followed by hard crash
Jul
2
revised How to circumvent file transfering restrictions on a usb disabled computer?
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Jul
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answered How to circumvent file transfering restrictions on a usb disabled computer?