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Sadly, I’ve become soured by the SE network. It started great, but went downhill. Some mods are too aggressive/bias, policies are arbitrarily/capriciously/selectively applied, and some users treat the sites as MMOGs, “rep-whoring”, copying others’ work, and posting random guesses to game the system by abusing and exploiting auto-bounty assignment.

I care(d) about the integrity of the site, so I feel anywhere that allows such disreputable behavior isn’t somewhere worth staying. My OCD not withstanding, I won’t be contributing much here anymore and will find somewhere else to help people. I apologize to all of the people I would have helped here in the future.






Press the chemise key to continue… 😈

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As a visual-learner, I often add images to my posts to make them more effective. Sometimes I take photos, sometimes I create them with software, sometimes I find them through Google Images or WikiPedia.

Mod
I’ve been asked hey bro, y u no b mod? get u POWR! impr0ve site. I had considered it and was even tempted to run a few times, but I just have too much to do already, so I can’t take on that kind of commitment when I know I won’t be able to do as good a job as I’d demand. Besides, as the behavior of the other mods became more and more apparent, I realized that it would be pointless.


Jun
24
answered Are there benefits for 'Hide Desktop Icons'?
Jun
24
comment Computer keeps restarting
Resetting the BIOS to defaults should set the RAM options (page 20) to DRAM Frequency (Auto) and Configure DRAM Timing by SPD (Enabled), but check them anyway since this seems to be a RAM problem. Also check the SmartFan and thermal settings (page 34) to see if they are interfering (it may be that the CPU is just getting too hot—it works harder to initialize >2GB?—and the motherboard is shutting down to prevent damage). Definitely check that Auto Detect DIMM/PCI Clk (page 35) is set to auto and try disabling Spread Spectrum (this sometimes creates problems for some people).
Jun
24
comment Computer keeps restarting
Does it work if you use slots 3 & 4 and leave 1 & 2 empty? Did you also try the BIOS_R jumper (page 9) to reset the BIOS as well? What is your power-supply like? Does the PSU have a 20- or 24-pin connector (page 10)? Also, it may seem silly and is probably not it, but just for the sake of completeness, try unplugging the Reset button wire from the motherboard (page 12), just in case the button happens to be the problem. Another thing to check is the specifications of the RAM sticks (page 15). Are they the same or different?
Jun
24
comment Create/rename a file/folder that begins with a dot in Windows?
> Windows (Explorer) does not allow you to create a folder that starts with a dot ('.'). This is for security/exploit reasons. Huh? In what way?
Jun
24
comment Create/rename a file/folder that begins with a dot in Windows?
I just tried .name. in Windows (XP) and it did not work; it complained about needing a filename.
Jun
24
comment How to find start/end cluster for a file
possible duplicate of How do I determine what file occupies a given sector?
Jun
24
comment How to find start/end cluster for a file
What if the file is fragmented?
Jun
24
comment Computer keeps restarting
Hmmm, interesting. So all of the sticks of RAM seem to be good, as do all of the slots. That bit about the fan might be the clue. When you said that you tried resetting the BIOS, what do you mean? Do you mean by entering the BIOS? Does you motherboard have a special key that you can press/hold to reset the BIOS without entering the BIOS at all? Does it have a jumper or something on the board that you can short-circuit to clear the BIOS? What make/model is your motherboard?
Jun
24
revised Computer keeps restarting
Added test results and new information.
Jun
24
comment Computer keeps restarting
Try going back to just 1GB and see if it still works. If so, move that stick of RAM to a different slot and retry. Do this for each of the RAM slots to determine if it is the slot that has the problem. It is possible that the 3rd stick damaged something, but fortunately, is usually unlikely.
Jun
24
revised Computer keeps restarting
Rewrote for (English) grammar and a little clarity.
Jun
24
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Computer keeps restarting
Jun
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on NoMachine NX shadowing doesn't scale desktop correctly
Jun
24
comment Why does restarting/resetting the router work?
Exactly. After all, a router is essentially just a small computer. If rebooting fixes most problems for a computer, then it stands to reason that it would have the same effect for a router (or a modern game console, smartphone, Internet toaster, Japanese toilet, and any other device that has a computer in it).
Jun
24
comment How can I determine if the current version of Windows is either 32-bit or 64-bit from the command line?
@AlixAxel, well they said command-line, so presumably, if anything, Batch.
Jun
24
answered How can I determine if the current version of Windows is either 32-bit or 64-bit from the command line?
Jun
24
comment How can I determine if the current version of Windows is either 32-bit or 64-bit from the command line?
I get Invalid Query in XP.
Jun
24
comment How can I determine if the current version of Windows is either 32-bit or 64-bit from the command line?
XP?​​​​​​​​​​​​
Jun
24
revised Good process specific packet sniffer / viewer?
added 3 characters in body
Jun
24
revised Quick easy program to view network traffic?
added 18 characters in body