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comment How to do a factory reset on a USB flash drive?
Could this be a case of the drive reaching the end of it's life and locking itself? Flash devices have limited write cycles, a well designed one will go read only when it's out of anticipated life to avoid losing data when a cell actually fails.
Apr
18
comment How can I set a fixed password in Teamviewer (server) without sending registration data?
Teamviewer has to work through their central system in order to find the computer to control anyway--while there may not be an official registration they have to know. Why not just get a free e-mail account somewhere and use that to register?
Feb
25
comment What is the fastest way to force hdd to reallocate bad sectors and discard the data?
Once a drive starts losing sectors it belongs in the trash. Why are you trying to salvage it??
Jan
16
revised Trying to install SQLExpress tools goes nuts, attempts to install Ati Radeon driver
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Jan
10
comment Laptop dies and does not complete boot process if not on AC, yet battery is fine
What happened with my UPS was the battery getting old. I have no idea of the total capacity, my system has never been called upon to provide more than a couple of minutes of power.
Jan
9
comment Laptop dies and does not complete boot process if not on AC, yet battery is fine
I had a UPS here that the battery passed it's self check. If called upon for real it failed, though. Upon battery replacement I found several swollen cells and it behaved properly after that. It seems like the battery could deliver the load for a few seconds but then the output dropped.
Jan
7
comment Is it possible to prevent Windows 7 forcing the closure of an unresponsive program?
In my case the program went longer before being declared nonresponsive but it still happened. It's a game, the developer is more interested in their next game than fixing problems with the old one.
Jan
4
comment Don't let Vuze use a VPN
You can bind Vuze to a specific network interface. I have never checked if this can be used to avoid using a VPN.
Jan
3
comment How can I keep multiple live/bootable ISO images on a single USB drive?
This certainly looks like it would do the job but to date I've never gotten a successful boot with any version. YUMI boots, it just won't then boot something else.
Dec
30
comment Trying to install SQLExpress tools goes nuts, attempts to install Ati Radeon driver
@techie007 Running the Radeon installer rather than the installer it should be running. There's no error message, just the wrong program.
Dec
30
comment Trying to install SQLExpress tools goes nuts, attempts to install Ati Radeon driver
@techie007 Obviously I'm trying to get it to install. I'm at a loss as to what to try, this error is so strange and Google is coming up blank on it.
Dec
30
revised Trying to install SQLExpress tools goes nuts, attempts to install Ati Radeon driver
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Dec
30
asked Trying to install SQLExpress tools goes nuts, attempts to install Ati Radeon driver
Dec
30
comment Ten external hard drives through a USB hub
@MSalters All the ports must have the same ground point.
Dec
22
comment Remote desktop without a password
Another solution: Teamviewer. Rather than running without a password it uses a stored password.
Dec
10
comment How do I save an image of a really long website? Taking about millions of pixels in height
You'll fare no better on displaying your mega image than in creating it. And forget .jpg, it's got a 64k limit. In theory .png can handle it but you're looking at something in the 10gigapixel range.
Dec
10
comment How to change a date inside an EXE file?
Yeah. This is one of those cases where if you have the skill to do it you have the knowledge to know how to go about it. In the old days it actually wasn't that hard if the stuff wasn't hidden (Each new version of Dos I would go through and patch command.com to change the default environment size) but as we move to higher level languages you get more and more crud in the way and it gets much harder to find what you're looking for.
Nov
30
comment Remove duplicate lines from a very large text-file
This will only remove dupes that end up in the same chunk.
Nov
28
comment What is the maximum amount of ram a 64bit machine can theoretically address?
Too big. Why are you laying them flat? You can get it all in a 100' cube. You'll probably need liquid nitrogen to keep it cool, though!
Nov
24
comment Why is the effective hard drive size lower than the actual size?
@Synetech It depends on the capacity of a track. I really doubt a 4tb drive has 7mb tracks.