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Apr
23
comment Very odd and slow backup restore
Restore the partitions one at a time, starting with the first partition and ending with the last, use acronis to do this.
Apr
23
comment Computer Randomly Powers Off. What's The Cause?
PSU testers for $20 are worthless, they don't test it for max output, try a better PSU.
Apr
23
comment Accidentally plugged 6+2 PCIe into ATX 12V port, is everything damaged?
I would try another PSU before condemning the motherboard
Apr
20
comment Windows 7 64-bit Installing updates - code 9c57
Do some reading on this page
Apr
20
comment Cannot add search engines in IE11 on Windows 8.1
Do you have third party security software installed that protects IE?
Apr
20
comment Computer super slow and laggy, while resources are not being used
How much free space is on the hard drive?? SSD's need 15-25% free space to perform at peak.
Apr
20
comment One of the usb port still has power
Then there is something wrong with that port, it should not do that.
Apr
18
comment How to identify a song from an audio file?
See this page
Apr
18
comment How to find (or reset) BIOS password on a Toshiba Laptop
I love MicroCenter! So awesome they got it fixed for you.
Apr
18
revised What can I do if I forgot my Windows 7 password?
add new versions of ERD
Apr
18
comment Put computer to sleep, leave for 2+ hours, come back and its shutdown and won't turn on
pull the power cord and do a hard reset by holding the power button in for 15 seconds, connect the power cord and attempt power up, see if anything changes,
Apr
18
comment How to resume downloading a file which was 75% completed using torrent client with any other download client by using a direct link
"Torrent files are renamed until complete." Not true, Depends on the client.
Apr
18
comment Dell integrated Webcam does not function
This is not really an answer, but should be integrated into your original question.
Apr
18
comment Getting Windows 8 Back Onto a PC Whereon Windows 7 Has Been Installed
Something is wrong with the recovery media that was sent to you, recovery media will remove all partitions and format it correctly, quick format is what all manufacturers use and has always worked for me across all manufacturers recovery media. There are several free Zero Fill hard drive utilities out there if you feel it necessary to do that before running the recovery usb drive.
Apr
18
comment Disable Secure Boot to install Windows 8.1 in UEFI mod via USB stick
If its grayed out you cannot change the manufacturers enforcement of secure boot in the bios, :-(
Apr
18
comment How do I know that my Samsung HD503HI hard drive supports AHCI?
+1, you are correct, early hard drives did not support all the functions of ahci, NCQ is one of them, which is the performance increase the op is looking for. You should have the green check for the correct answer.
Apr
18
comment How do I know that my Samsung HD503HI hard drive supports AHCI?
you are correct but the performance increase the op is asking about is NCQ, which early sata1 drives did not support, so not all hard drives are compatible will all functions of ahci.
Apr
18
comment Emachines 5230 will not start up
ask for a refund, it arrived DOA and you are not responsible for that, the seller is, don't waste time get a refund.
Apr
18
comment How can I disable the onboard GPU on my laptop?
I would look in windows power management and set it to performance.
Apr
18
answered One of the usb port still has power