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Mar
25
answered Processor and RAM
Mar
25
answered What could be causing green dollar signs to appear and then freeze my computer?
Mar
3
comment How to de-stink laptops
Alcohol can react with plastic parts, severely staining them. I wouldn't recommend using it, specially on the screen.
Mar
3
comment Formatted PC wont boot from CD
@Ramhound Also, the BIOS don't do retries when it fails to read the boot disk, so any problem reading the boot sector will result in failure. Ensuring the boot sector can be read without complications is essential for a reliable boot CD. This is done by burning the media in the lowest speed available in your recorder, because by doing that you make a strong track easy to read. I've delt with enough old PCs to know all that.
Mar
3
comment Formatted PC wont boot from CD
@Ramhound He said himself its an old PC. We don't have CD-ROMs nowadays that cannot read DVDs, but there used to be those. If he is inserting a DVD in a device that can only read CDs it won't work. Maybe even the architecture is wrong, it can be a 64-bit system boot disk on a CPU that can only accept 32-bit.
Mar
3
comment Formatted PC wont boot from CD
Some old devices may require several tries because the BIOS may not wait long enough for the CD/DVD-ROM to respond with the boot sector and say the boot failed right away. A head clener disk can help in those cases. Burning the media in the lowest speed available can also help it become more reliable.
Mar
3
comment Formatted PC wont boot from CD
Its a CD-ROM and you are trying to insert a DVD, or you failed to properly burn the ISO in the media to preserve the boot sector, or you burnt it with a higher speed than the reader is capable of reading. The BIOS must be configured properly since you were able to use Hiren Boot CD, so I suppose its not a configuration issue. Try to find out what you are doing wrong hardware-wise.
Mar
1
comment Can I use my Wi-Fi router to connect my desktop to a Wi-Fi Internet?
Does it support client mode? Sometimes refered as "Client-Infrastructure". If it does, you can use it to connect to a Wi-Fi network and serve as bridge between your desktop's Ethernet adapter and the Wi-Fi network.
Mar
1
answered How do I prioritize one network interface over another, in the context of 'lower level' windows functions?
Feb
8
comment Zero cells not show blank.
0 can be interpreted as blank depending on the cell format, make sure its formated for numbers. Not sure how to do that in Excel for Mac though.
Nov
21
comment What is the name of the screen that appears when the computer starts?
I don't know the name of the screen itself, but some BIOS activate it with the option "quiet boot", if enabled it replaces the BIOS post screen for an image, others call it the option "hide post screen" that is essentially the same thing.
Oct
16
comment How does sd card write lock work?
If you open a SD Card with this switch you will see the switch simply cuts one of the chip's pins, just like an EEPROM. If that pin isn't energized it won't let you overwrite the chip. Its that simple. I don't have any online reference, just real life one.
Aug
31
awarded  Yearling
Aug
30
answered rtmpdump producing corrupt MP3 files
Jul
29
revised How much data is used on VPN?
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Jul
20
comment HTTP headers of Gmail
Keep in mind you cannot login to Gmail, you login to Google. When you enter Gmail it will redirect you to a special page in Google that will generate an authentication key and redirect you back to Gmail with that key, so Gmail can determine if you are logged in on Google and if you are, who you are there. So we are talking about at least a couple page loads here.
Apr
21
awarded  Caucus
Mar
19
awarded  Tumbleweed
Mar
14
answered ssh tunnel not working for external addresses
Mar
12
asked How to change “DWG Association” setting on AutoCAD?