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Dec
19
comment Windows 10 Task Manager shows two different cpu speeds
@Xen2050 you are right but the Microsoft Surface uses an Intel CPU
Dec
19
comment Windows 10 Task Manager shows two different cpu speeds
@Xen2050 It's not the different cores, windows only shows one speed for the cpu.
Dec
19
answered Windows 10 Task Manager shows two different cpu speeds
Dec
2
comment What lubricants can be safely added to a laptop fan?
Is there anything wrong with the fan at all or is it just spinning up to full speed when it gets hot (and at startup before the fan control kicks in)? May be that all you need is to clean out any dust.
Nov
24
comment Hard drive clicking for 16 times during startup
@shreyansh there is a way. First you need a cleanroom because the slightest spec of dust inside will destroy the drive. Then you need an identical drive with a working motor/head mechanism and swap the platters. OR you could just put the 2nd identical hard drive in your laptop and use it!
Nov
24
comment Hard drive clicking for 16 times during startup
@shreyansh ignoring reality is not the right answer
Nov
24
comment Hard drive clicking for 16 times during startup
@Hastur you heard a disc click once, I've dealt with numerous failing drives and psus. everything the OP describes points to a failing drive yet you have fed his desperation that it might be a power supply instead. It's very easy to test that by replacing the drive or by trying the drive in a different machine. Nothing you've suggested with SMART or messing around comparing sounds actually works to fix the problem and you've thrown in a big red herring ie. you are not being helpful.
Nov
24
comment Hard drive clicking for 16 times during startup
@Hastur that is simply not the circumstances the OP has described. You have fed his wishful thinking.
Nov
24
comment Hard drive clicking for 16 times during startup
This answer is not very helpful because it simply feeds the OP desire for a different explanation than his drive has failed.
Nov
24
comment Hard drive clicking for 16 times during startup
@Hastur the type of click with inadequate power is totally different and not what the OP described
Nov
24
comment Hard drive clicking for 16 times during startup
Shreyansh when there is not enough power the drive will fail to spin up, it does not cause clicking. People have told you what is wrong.
Nov
24
comment Hard drive clicking for 16 times during startup
This is a bit like your car is on fire but you think you can save it because the engine light hasn't come on yet. The SMART readings are irrelevant when you can hear a fault directly.
Nov
24
comment Hard drive clicking for 16 times during startup
If it isn't too old you can get it replaced on warranty. Clicking is a warning sign that it will fail very soon, you can't fix it, you need to replace it.
Nov
23
comment Is there a way to set daily time limits for user on a windows 7 PC?
Given that PCs are a tool of the modern era not just a plaything, these example limits seem far too low. Rather than setting arbitrary limits why not guide what they are doing on the PC to be something more educational?
Nov
19
comment Hacker put password on PC, need help to get into PC
@Bob the answer to that isn't a technical solution. However doing this will give as much technical protection as there can be by stopping them from installing any kind of keylogger/trojan giving remote access.
Nov
19
comment Hacker put password on PC, need help to get into PC
If you are supporting the PC maybe consider that his user doesn't need admin rights. Hackers won't be able to talk him into compromising it, if he doesn't have the ability to change those settings.
Nov
2
comment Why does the “Internet of Things” enforce the need for IPv6 addresses?
You still have to allow or disallow each device at the firewall. If IPv6 ever gets any traction then it seems like it will be a malware nightmare given attitudes on stuff being allowed by default.
Sep
11
comment Is there a way to remotely shut down a Windows machine on my home network that doesn't support RDP?
You could also consider using freenas instead of windows as the OS
Sep
11
comment WPA vs. WPA2: Exception for one device?
Enabling any kind of WEP mixed mode leaves the network insecure (Including WPA2 devices on the same lan segment). Unless you have setup a DMZ you should not do this.
Sep
8
comment What is the granularity of a hard disk URE (unrecoverable read error)?
Usually it is tens of thousands of blocks damaged at a time in the case of a crashed head. If it is dust, etc. accessing near blocks can spread the damage. So its rarely as simple as part of a larger area can be reconstructed.