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Nov
7
comment IE9 reliability issues
Thanks. BTW, Internet Options are also available from within IE, under Tools. That's where I found the GPU rendering checkbox. Do you know a real heavy website where I can do more load testing? I tried the Acid3 test, but that just tests compliance.
Nov
7
comment IE9 reliability issues
@weberik - It's a laptop, I can't replace the video card.
Nov
7
comment IE9 reliability issues
@Sathya - turning off GPU rendering seems to help (keeping fingers crossed). Could you make your comment into an answer, so that I can upvote it, and accept if it solves the problems definitively?
Nov
7
comment IE9 reliability issues
Thanks Steve. Resetting doesn't help. Pages render well in FF7, but print garbage from IE9.
Nov
7
comment IE9 reliability issues
Could the BSoD error also be due to the video? I don't expect video memory to have parity check. OTOH, it would explain why MemTest86+ didn't find errors.
Nov
7
comment IE9 reliability issues
Thanks. The PC is somewhat old and I only found a video driver for Vista. Could this have to do with it? Also, since other programs work well, is this an IE9 or a driver problem?
Oct
26
comment Mean Time to Failure (MTTF): When disk manufacturers post this, how should you interpret their numbers?
@Kaitlyn - I guess you're referring to bad sectors. I'd say a disk failure is when you can't read from or write to the drive any longer. Usually a mechanical error, like a head crash. This usually happens when you still have plenty of good sectors left.
Jul
17
comment Which camera i can use in my laptop to have more better quality then Iphone tiny camera?
thanks for giving it a go! Mind if I spruce it up a little more?
Jul
17
comment Which camera i can use in my laptop to have more better quality then Iphone tiny camera?
About quality and resolution: quality is mostly dependent on the lens quality. I learned this when I was used to working with good quality lenses on a 35mm camera, and switched to Hasselblad. Wow! The kind of detail that gives you! And no, that's not just because it has a higher resolution. It's the lens. Never used my 3K worth of 35mm gear anymore.
Jul
17
comment Which camera i can use in my laptop to have more better quality then Iphone tiny camera?
Gee Russell, I still always find your answers so difficult to read! Have you ever tried to create real hyperlinks? It's as simple as link text between square brackets, followed by link in parentheses. Readability will be much better.
Sep
11
comment Mysterious folder on hard disk
Why do you say "in set of pairs"? That would be typical of text coding, but this doesn't look like it - not ASCII anyway.
Sep
11
comment Mysterious folder on hard disk
Solved! Thanks a million.
Sep
8
comment Which music player do you use in Windows?
For the Apple-haters there's also aTunes, which looks quite similar.
Sep
8
comment How to convert a PDF document to PNG?
I asked a similar question last year on Stack Overflow. You can read the answers there.
Sep
4
comment Can I read data from Google Earth placemark data (.kmz) files?
Thanks Chris. DQA (Damn Quick Answer) :-)
Aug
27
comment Power button behavior on Dell XPS
Accepted as answer for the vital clue "motherboard driven". I changed the behavior to "do nothing" and the delayed shut-down is back. Thanks a million!
Aug
25
comment Internet connection fails on 1 machine, the other is OK
Thanks for the suggestions, but not necessary, as you can read in the edit of the original question.
Aug
25
comment Internet connection fails on 1 machine, the other is OK
Stopped working after a reboot. I mentioned it to indicate that Firefox was properly set up (as was IE8)
Aug
10
comment Extend browse for folder dialog in Win XP
this seems only to allow you to add some of Windows' Special Folders, no user folders.
Aug
10
comment Print a huge SVG
no, it won't, since properties are referenced to the viewport size, not the image's dimension.