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Feb
10
comment how do you turn icmp on in a dlink dir 600 router?
@Smurf64, caution; “look around for…” answers often evoke down-votes.
Feb
10
answered how do you turn icmp on in a dlink dir 600 router?
Feb
10
comment Port forwarding on D-link DIR-615 router
Which port? Are you sure there is a service/program listening on the port? No, the external IP does not matter. What matters is that the router is correctly set to detect traffic and route it to the correct local system. If you only have one computer, you could configure “virtual server” instead of using port-forwarding (ie triggering).
Feb
9
comment Random crashes and beeps
@emzero, did you try flashing the BIOS? > But if it's a problem with the BIOS ROM, why would it happen during high stress use (playing game)? Heat. Did the fan help?
Feb
9
comment Hard drive spins down after installing/updating .NET Framework
The drives shutting down at a BSOD is normal. Turn off auto-restart to be able to see what information the BSOD is giving you (without having to jump through hoops).
Feb
9
comment Overcoming the 1024 character limit with setx
Yes, a reboot is required. setx edits the registry as I indicated, then broadcasts a WM_SETTINGCHANGE message. This tells all top-level windows that a system setting has changed (in this case an environment variable). Without that, Explorer and programs you opened with it will not know about the change. You could broadcast the message yourself manually (I wrote a program to do just that, and a batch file to replace SETX that makes a registry edit followed by the broadcast), but just like setx and the System Properties envvar dialog, it has side-effects that make rebooting preferable.
Feb
9
comment Simplifying Tightly Packing Multiple Images
I’ve already seen a dozen pages about that (including the one you linked to). I’m not in the mood to write code for what I would use once in a blue moon. I’m just looking for a program or website that facilitates this procedure.
Feb
9
comment How can I reinstall Windows 7 if I lost my installation DVD?
Is it a good idea to link to MDL?
Feb
9
comment Make headphone output mono
It also requires getting it just right. Too little and nothing changes; too much and you get one speaker connected to the opposite channel and the other speaker disconnected altogether.
Feb
9
comment Make headphone output mono
That’s what I would do if there were not a software solution. It’s not as complex as you claim though, it’s quite easy, and cheap too since you can get all kinds of connectors for under $1 (and free shipping) on eBay.
Feb
9
comment Reinstall Windows without buying a new copy of OS
Interesting how this question was closed for being an “exact duplicate” of Can I transfer a Windows 7 licence to another computer?, but that question is closed for being an “exact duplicate” of When reinstalling Windows 7, does the language, version, architecture (64-bit or 32-bit) or source (OEM, retail, or MSDN) matter?. Yet, this question does not link directly to the second one. Funny how A=B and B=C, but A≠C. Math has no place in SE! :-p
Feb
9
asked Simplifying Tightly Packing Multiple Images
Feb
9
comment Reinstall Windows without buying a new copy of OS
@Psycogeek, who said anything about cracks? Don’t jump to conclusions. Maybe they are just sloppy in their Internet activities and need some security education.
Feb
9
revised How do I determine what file occupies a given sector?
Added more examples.
Feb
9
answered How do I determine what file occupies a given sector?
Feb
8
comment Random crashes and beeps
> I've run 1 pass of Memtest86 (took about 40 minutes) with 0 errors. So the RAMs seems to be perfect. A single successful pass does not perfect make. (I learned that the hard way.)
Feb
8
comment How do I get Chrome 17 to prerender pages during autocomplete?
It performs the analysis based on the history. If he has already been using Chrome for a while, then that is not the problem.
Feb
8
comment How do I get Chrome 17 to prerender pages during autocomplete?
Are you sure you are using the latest version?
Feb
8
comment Any way to detect what is disabling the screensaver?
The screensaver not activating could be caused by three different issues: (1) a program is specifically preventing the screensaver, (2) the mouse is preventing the screensaver because it is “moving” due to a hair on the optical sensor (or dirty ball) or being perched on the edge of a desk/pad/etc, or (3) a program or mouse is preventing the power-management options from activating, and thus indirectly stopping the screensaver. I don’t know of any programs that can list other software that is blocking screensavers/power-settings on purpose, but the mouse problems are easy to check.
Feb
8
answered Random crashes and beeps