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Aug
31
comment Multiple lines appear on my screen
Software may affect hardware. If the effect wasn't immediate to launching the game, it sounds like you had put the graphics card under load and the heat output may have affected its operation (such as warping the card and causing connections to separate). If the effect was immediate, there may just be something wrong with a particular path in the graphics card that games use, but normal operations don't stress. Either way, the behavior ultimately points to a hardware problem.
Aug
31
comment Multiple lines appear on my screen
@wizlog In your situation, I doubt it would be. You can create any image you want using software, but with your reported symptoms, it appears to be a hardware problem.
Aug
30
accepted How to make emacs stop trapping Scroll Lock?
Aug
30
comment How to make emacs stop trapping Scroll Lock?
Neither of those keybindings worked, so I used the method described in the FAQ here to find it: xahlee.org/emacs/keyboard_shortcuts.html. I had to use the first form that you listed, but substitute <Scroll_Lock> with <key-20>. But now it is properly ignored! Thanks!
Aug
30
comment When I zoom in using the Windows 7 Photo Viewer, why do I start seeing pixels?
@Boris_yo I do not. I have never used that software, sorry.
Aug
30
comment How to make emacs stop trapping Scroll Lock?
Wow, I tried doing a web search but came up dry. That's incredibly specific to my situation. Thanks! I'll try it at work tomorrow and see if it works.
Aug
29
asked How to make emacs stop trapping Scroll Lock?
Aug
29
comment My graphics card doesn't work properly. What software can I use to connect to my laptop to my non working desktop?
Although I don't believe that Windows Vista Home Premium has remote desktop capabilities built in. So TightVNC (or another VNC software package) may be the only bet.
Aug
29
revised When I zoom in using the Windows 7 Photo Viewer, why do I start seeing pixels?
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Aug
29
comment When I zoom in using the Windows 7 Photo Viewer, why do I start seeing pixels?
By the way, the second video (of you using Magnifier) is set to private so we can't watch it.
Aug
28
answered When I zoom in using the Windows 7 Photo Viewer, why do I start seeing pixels?
Aug
27
comment Can I “pause” chkdsk by hibernating the computer?
Thanks. I think that since it is Windows 7, and they long since fixed that issue you linked, it likely will flush any remaining writes before hibernating, so I should be fine.
Aug
27
accepted Can I “pause” chkdsk by hibernating the computer?
Aug
27
comment Can I “pause” chkdsk by hibernating the computer?
Oh, also, it's not a removable drive. It's a regular SATA internal HDD, just not the primary OS drive, in my computer, anyway.
Aug
27
comment Can I “pause” chkdsk by hibernating the computer?
I figured it's taking so long because it's a large drive (1 TB) and a green one, with a lower RPM. When doing full deep scans with chkdsk, and repairing bad sectors, I've experienced it taking several hours in the past, so a long run doesn't surprise me. I just never had it take this long before. I do wonder now, though, if maybe the drive is really completely gone. And also, it is using the GUI tool, which I'm told might be slower than the console window version of the program.
Aug
27
comment Can I “pause” chkdsk by hibernating the computer?
@muntoo I'm not too worried. Everything else can be taken care of. I just don't want to mess up my computer. :)
Aug
27
comment Do SSDs “turn on”?
@Syntech Well, the controller circuits on the SSD still are operating even when the drive is "idle". It's more than simply a medium, like I said before. Since it's not physical in any sense of the word, it takes electricity to create and transition between states. It's more like having a regular cell phone turned on but idle, as opposed to turned off or in a call.
Aug
27
asked Can I “pause” chkdsk by hibernating the computer?
Aug
27
comment Do SSDs “turn on”?
@Synetech It's not a grammatical error to say "a SSD" if you read it "a solid state drive". :) Anyways, as far as when it's idling, yes, it does need power to maintain its state, however, it will ramp up on the power usage when it's doing read/writes. As far as how much, I don't know, as I've never tested it. But it will use power. It's not the same as "off". That's what I'm trying to say.
Aug
27
revised Do SSDs “turn on”?
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