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Mar
29
comment How to slave a 3.5" 500gb SATA external hard drive (Western Digital) to my Dell Inspiron laptop
the word slave applies more for ATA drives and ATA cables than SATA drives. Laptops are fiddly. and may not have a second port to connect it. you're better off trying to connect it to a desktop, but better than that, you're got more chance trying to connect it with USB, so you could get a new USB - SATA Adaptor.
Mar
29
comment How to slave a 3.5" 500gb SATA external hard drive (Western Digital) to my Dell Inspiron laptop
how about you get another usb-sata adaptor.. doesn't have to be an enclosure. With ATA hard drives and probably SATA ones too, Using a USB adaptors and plugging it in USB can sometimes be more forgiving when it comes to seeing data on a faulty hard drive.
Mar
29
comment How to slave a 3.5" 500gb SATA external hard drive (Western Digital) to my Dell Inspiron laptop
does it have a usb interface or a sata interface? you say you put it in an enclosure, is that enclosure for drives with a sata interface?
Mar
29
comment how can I easily produce this screen related to end task?
@Psycogeek it works for a program I just tested it on(prio on softpedia is a little program that tries to restart the computer). Shutdownguard prevented it. You can post that as an answer and i'll see what other answers come up.
Mar
29
comment how can I easily produce this screen related to end task?
@Psycogeek I'm not trying to shut it down or restart it i'm trying to stop it shutting down or restarting, like when I install a program and just click next next next and the damn thing decides to restart my computer.
Mar
29
comment how can I easily produce this screen related to end task?
@Psycogeek not sure what you mean by the purpose of testing. But I want it for the latter, the purpose of being able to make a shutdown/restart only go ahead if I want it to. I don't know if shutdown -a would do it but i'd like that method described in my question, though if you know of another method, i'm interested.
Mar
29
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Mar
28
comment Is there a way to backup all my files and replace with 0-byte files with same name?
I don't really understand your question. You have 2 drives, A and B. You copy files from A to B, and make the copied files 0 bytes at A. Why? So that you know it got copied so you don't copy it again, is that why? And what did you mean about overwriting? Overwriting would be A to B wouldn't it? Where do 0 byte files fit into copying A to B?
Mar
28
comment Open file with a batch file pinned to the taskbar
What you mean is pass a file(filename actually) as a parameter to a batch file. That is absolutely not, opening it. For example, the file could have anything or nothing in it, and it could be called trad.a the batch file could say echo %* new line pause When you drag the file onto the icon for the batch file in the quicklaunch toolbar, then the batch file opens says echo trad.a and displays the text trad.a on the screen. The file trad.a was not opened before during or after.
Mar
27
comment How to use Wget with Tor Bundle in Linux
could drop the -q too it looka from the man page thta -q is about supressing output. What is -0 ?
Mar
27
comment Why does cutting a cell in Excel not work properly?
was years ago when I used excel but I found when I chose Cut, it looks a bit like a copy, but when you then do paste, the cell you clicked cut on becomes clear, so it does cut, but you only see it when you paste afterwards. that's what i saw anyway when I used excel. don't know much about the formatting.
Mar
27
comment Open file with a batch file pinned to the taskbar
What?! I am on XP.. I've no idea what you mean. Give an example of what would be in the bat file, and what file or what would be in te file that you would drag onto it. I can drag a txt file onto a batch file icon in the quicklaunch toolbar but that txt file is not opening when I do that.
Mar
26
comment How to use Wget with Tor Bundle in Linux
i've read that both TOR and Vidalia have configuration files, look for the words user or password there and see if it's not as you'd think like maybe there's some username or password there.
Mar
24
comment using SOCKS and still have pages blocked
why not set firefox internally to use a proxy? perhaps an app like Proxychains is more for an app that doesn't have an internal setting to give it a proxy to use.
Mar
24
comment using SOCKS and still have pages blocked
I haven't tried it but have you tried Proxifier? It may be like Proxychains. Proxychains is a proxifier(according to its description). But it looks like there's an app called Proxifier too so may be worth trying that. (not to be confused with a browsing anonymizing website called proxify!)
Mar
23
comment Svchost.exe connecting to different IPs with remote port 445
You clearly haven't gotten rid of whatever is on there doing this. So another option is to reinstall Windows. This removes the current one.
Mar
23
comment using SOCKS and still have pages blocked
I don't know about ubuntu but it's not relevant to my comment. if one website works w.g. whatismyip.org (dot org is better than dot com by the way since it just gives the ip plain). Then the SOCKS is working. Perhaps you're using a public SOCKS proxy and youtube has it on a ban list?
Mar
23
comment Why do I need to run ipconfig /release and /renew on every reboot?
if you're reading what right?
Mar
23
comment Switch off the monitor when mouse reaches the edge of the screen
don't know but i think the normal way with multiple computers and one keyb monitor and mouse, is a KVM Switch. It's hardware, but you switch from one computer to another or between 2 computers, with a keyboard shortcut.
Mar
22
comment Windows script to copy some text to the clipboard?
and to paste to the command line, right mouse click. to get it within a batch file, you will need to write a tiny script or executable in some other language like vbs, perl, c to do it or compile somebody elses stackoverflow.com/questions/1704455/… btw, .vbs uses wshextra.dll set clip = createobject("WshExtra.Clipboard") Looks like Perl does it in two tiny lines and needs no extra file.