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comment CPU usage 99% constantly
Given those symptoms I would worry about ransomware that hadn't finished encrypting and shown itself.
Jan
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Jan
31
revised Fixing a broken Raid-Array (Hetzner-Root-Server from Germany)
Mis-tagged--this isn't a raid-0 array.
Jan
31
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Jan
22
comment Why isn't it possible to name a folder “._.” in Windows 7?
Nitpick: At least in the 8.3 days (I haven't investigated what's written to disk on NTFS) the period was never written to the disk in the first place. The name was split into name & extension, they were stored separately. Upon reading it took the name and if there was an extension added the period and the extension to the name. Thus there existed no way to express ._. in the directory structure, of course you lost the trailing dot.
Jan
22
comment Why do I get “Only a single instance of this application can run” ?
Reboot. You probably have a crashed instance of the installer "running." You can also kill it through task manager but since you're asking the question I would suggest the reboot route.
Jan
21
comment Is it possible to open multiple instances of programs in Windows?
Second this. I've had multiple instances of programs open at once, no problems. Programs may enforce a single instance for various reasons--I've even run into one that enforces no more than 6 instances. (Poor man's batch processing since their own batch processing is bugged.)
Jan
14
comment Connecting 14 different external hard disk together to a Windows 7 PC
Your price doesn't include the controller that is needed. I've had a lot of trouble with disk controllers not wanting to place nice with non-server motherboards.
Jan
14
answered Connecting 14 different external hard disk together to a Windows 7 PC
Jan
9
comment How can heat affect stored cables?
I wouldn't worry about the metal. Living in a climate where such temperatures are common my worry would be what happens to the insulation.
Jan
3
comment My Windows 10 Computer Randomly Shuts Down
Second LMFAO_A_JOKE's answer--this is very likely a cooling issue. Clean out the dust, make sure all fans are spinning. (Note that with a laptop they may turn on and off based on temperature. That's not a problem.) Computers have a thermometer in them, if it goes too high the system turns off right then. Cursing an unexpected shutdown is a lot better than cursing a machine that fried itself instead of shutting down.
Dec
18
comment Why is Zip able to compress single file smaller than multiple files with the same content?
@MontyHarder I've seen it work with the compression turned on.
Dec
17
answered Why is Zip able to compress single file smaller than multiple files with the same content?
Nov
28
answered Why is the amount of RAM usable by a computer limited by the processor bits?
Nov
27
comment Mix/match RAM of different timings?
I've had a motherboard that would take the speed off the first chip--totally unstable if you had a slower chip in another slot.
Nov
24
comment All of my PC's software CDs are lost. Should I be concerned?
It's been a long time since the network has worked for me after installing Windows. It only comes up with Windows + motherboard driver disk.
Nov
24
comment All of my PC's software CDs are lost. Should I be concerned?
Once you have the motherboard drivers in place Windows can generally find the rest of them. All you really need on hand are the motherboard drivers. Having anything oddball around also can help. (I've got a printer installed in network mode--the manufacturer no longer offers drivers, you get them from Windows. When Windows downloads them it won't support network mode. I had to pry the offending driver out of Microsoft's website in order to do a manual install in network mode.)
Nov
24
comment All of my PC's software CDs are lost. Should I be concerned?
Windows can't pull the correct drivers until you have a working network card--and that requires it's own driver.
Nov
11
comment How is Data Recovered when a RAID array fails
Another factor: In my experience a blue screen (or any other improper shutdown) with software raid causes the drive to fault and rebuild even if there were no pending writes.
Nov
10
comment Blu-ray drives vs burners
I must disagree. In my experience burners fare better at reading marginal disks.