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Feb
24
comment How to overcome error 0x800F0A12 while installing Win 7 SP1?
In your command prompt, is it elevated? (It will say "Administrator" in the title bar). If not, run it elevated by typing "cmd" in the start menu search, and holding "ctrl+shift" whild clicking it. Then try your mountvol.
Feb
10
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Feb
10
comment why does Windows 7 x64 Explorer.exe suddenly gobble up all available RAM and slow my system to a crawl?
Temporarily boot into safe mode. That will disable all extensions and hooks into Explorer, and see if the problem is still there.
Dec
29
comment Dell XPS 710 - Boot Device Not Available
You could start by removing all but one of the DIMMs and seeing that doesn't work. If it doesn't, try a different one just incase that was the one that was bad. Also disconnect anything that isn't needed.
Dec
29
comment Best virtualization solution for running Linux under Mac OS X?
What exactly will you be using this VM for? A VM can only get you so much performance.
Dec
28
revised External speakers no longer working
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Dec
28
comment External speakers no longer working
@WikiSpeedia At Area51 - Added answer and corrected text for Vista.
Dec
28
answered External speakers no longer working
Dec
27
comment Windows 7 cannot find a WiFi network
Can you tell us more about the network? In what ways does it differ from other networks? What is the band, a/b/g/n? Router Name / Model, etc.
Dec
27
comment External speakers no longer working
To stop it, I think what you can do is right click "Computer", go to "Properties", then "View System Properties", and on the "Hardware" tab click "Device Installation Settings" and check, "No, let me choose", and "Never install driver software from Windows Update".
Dec
27
comment Installing a large number of fonts in XP at once
The Windows/Fonts directory is a Shell Extension that will take care of the registration for you when you paste.
Dec
27
answered How to make passport pictures using only open-source or free software?
Dec
27
comment Do any of the HP printers have implement printer sharing?
The newer HP models don't work that way - case in point my C4795 implements wireless printing, but requires drivers.
Dec
26
comment External speakers no longer working
I would rule out the hardware/windows by booting from a Linux Live CD and seeing if you can get it to play sound. If it exhibits the same problem, then it's hardware.
Dec
26
comment Windows batch-file that continues after launching each program
I find that odd. Looking at your edit, are these GUI type programs that don't have a console? If you run notepad.exe from the Console, it will not block the console from continuing.
Dec
26
answered Windows batch-file that continues after launching each program
Dec
26
comment Migrating Windows XP BOOT.INI Settings to Windows 7 Boot-loader
You would boot into Windows 7 and use bcdedit.exe to add additional items. BCDEdit is a little confusing, and there are a lot of wrappers around it like EasyBCD.
Dec
26
answered Are there any themes for Windows 2003 Server?
Dec
26
answered Setting mouse sensitivity per device in Windows 7?
Dec
26
comment How to stop my mouse cursor from going out of the screen?
As far as I know every PC I've used in history has done that. I just got in the habit of moving my mouse in the upper-left direction if I lose it.