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Jul
9
comment How to access Windows Registry from actual real MS-DOS
"The Windows registry was created long after DOS was discontinued." - Not true, NT 4.0 and Windows 95 had a registry, DOS wasn't official discontinued until 2000.
Jul
9
comment Install a CD-ROM driver on MS-DOS
Try removing the /V from the line in CONFIG.SYS.
Jul
8
comment Computer hangs at BIOS screen. Cannot enter setup
I've had multiple instances where a bad optical or hard drive interferes with the BIOS hard drive detection, which is done before you enter Setup typically.
Jul
7
comment Linux Text editors able to work with very, very long lines & fixed length records
Turn syntax highlighting off if it runs slowly.
Jul
4
comment What is the purpose of using a large ping packet?
PPPoE (used often with DSL) adds an 8 byte header, so the MTU for PPPoE connections is typically 1492.
Jul
1
comment OpenVpn Service is connected but no ip change
Stop, then restart your VPN.
Jun
25
comment MAMP : socket problems for external ressources
If you mean Apache was already launched, that's cool, and needed, but it must be configured to do what I mentioned above. You'll need to dive into the configuration directories and learn how to enable modules.
Jun
24
comment Why does an HDD vibrate?
Try physics.stackexchange.com
Jun
24
comment BIOS not detecting working SATA hard drive
The initial spin-up cycle of hard drive stresses them, and they draw more power during that time. It's possible a teetering hard drive could kick the bucket at that point. If it doesn't work in another system you are looking at things like trying to replace the PCB on the drive or professional, expensive data recovery.
Jun
23
comment ODD Drive detected as hard drive in USB to SATA
Have you ever had an optical drive working with this converter? It may be that the converter doesn't support optical drives, especially if it's a cheap converter.
Jun
23
comment ODD Drive detected as hard drive in USB to SATA
Can you provide more detail on what happens when you try to access/use it?
Jun
21
comment Does an MD5 match between a torrent file and an original file from a provider mean the torrent file is safe?
Maybe it's rainbow tables I'm thinking of.
Jun
21
comment Does an MD5 match between a torrent file and an original file from a provider mean the torrent file is safe?
It's true, I looked into it and the .torrent file doesn't have a hash of the entire file. So yes, I guess peers don't have to cooperate if they have broken SHA-1. Don't know why I thought it did have a hash of the whole file. I think it should ...Though I don't know, hashing something like 100GBytes of data would take too long.
Jun
20
comment Does an MD5 match between a torrent file and an original file from a provider mean the torrent file is safe?
It's best to prefer SHA-1 or better.
Jun
20
comment What architecture to choose with 2 GB of RAM in the computer
The main one I'm thinking about is 64-bit Windows won't load unsigned device drivers and actively tries to prevent kernel modification, making it a bit more difficult for malware from loading unsigned drivers as an exploitation route. Not a hardware difference, just a software difference between 32-bit and 64-bit Windows editions.
Jun
20
comment Coding for kids?
When I was a kid, on the Apple II computers we had at the time, LOGO was what was on them. It's really good for kids because it immediately teaches you that the order in which you tell the "dumb" computer to do things is very important, and you can immediately see the effects of what you do.
Jun
20
comment Is Windows XP free yet?
As late as 2006 I had the privilege of watching a dog tag kiosk reboot due to being unplugged. It was running Windows 3.1.
Jun
19
comment Personal Computer to Work
If your workplace offers a guest wireless network, you should use that.
Jun
18
comment Where can I download Windows 7 (legally from Microsoft)?
Latitude is from Dell's business line, not consumer line, so they probably require some sort of business-level type support agreement.
Jun
15
comment How do I get into BIOS on a everex amd 64 athlon?
Try F10 or F12.