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Dec
15
reviewed No Action Needed Windows telling me, the local security authority is internally inconsistent upon mounting a network drive
Dec
15
reviewed No Action Needed Motorola Surfboard SBG6580 Parental Controls not found
Dec
15
reviewed No Action Needed How do I determine a USB memory stick's serial number in Cygwin?
Dec
15
reviewed No Action Needed Why is Adobe Flash Player downloaded as a “.dmg.mdlp” file?
Nov
17
awarded  Famous Question
Nov
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
2
comment The installer encountered errors before apple mobile device support could be configured
Sure - I've cleared the migration so this exact question is now open on Ask Different. I'll defer to the moderators here whether to close/delete this on Super User as well.
Oct
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
18
revised Are these unrepairable SSD errors indicative of a SSD hardware error?
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Sep
16
comment Are these unrepairable SSD errors indicative of a SSD hardware error?
@DavidM Excellent elimination of the Mac as a cause. The fix for software is to wipe the drive (or partition) and see if the new blank filesystem passes fsck/Disk Utility with no errors. You could also enroll a tool like Disk Warrior or Drive Genius to perform more thorough repair operations than Disk Utility. I believe Apple keeps it conservative to reduce the chance that the tool will think it fixed errors but actually lose data or cause more trouble down the road. The Apple tools rely on backing up often as opposed to fixing rare issues that do crop up IMO.
Sep
16
answered Are these unrepairable SSD errors indicative of a SSD hardware error?
Sep
15
comment The installer encountered errors before apple mobile device support could be configured
I'm going to push this to Super User where much more expertise on Windows installers is available. If it gets rejected there, we'll certainly host this on Ask Different, but I figure you'll get a speedier and better answer on SU.
Aug
25
reviewed No Action Needed How do I convert a bash array variable to a string delimited with newlines?
Aug
25
reviewed No Action Needed OS Missing? Messed up the MBR on Win7 64-bit
Aug
25
reviewed Reviewed Windows 7 Won't Hibernate after Windows Update, Wakes Solved
Aug
25
reviewed No Action Needed Windows 8 requiring startup screen after reboot
Aug
25
reviewed No Action Needed Re-encode emails and auto-forward to a specific mailbox
Aug
25
reviewed No Action Needed Microsoft Office Lock File Curiosity
Aug
25
reviewed Reviewed Why would my computer suddenly refuse to open one particular website?
Aug
25
suggested rejected edit on Why would my computer suddenly refuse to open one particular website?