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Dec
18
comment Can disk read speed significantly decreased as disk is full?
An answer probably hinges on this mysterious "data I need". (You didn't bother to mention the OS or type of filesystem.) If this "data I need" is recently written (while the disk is nearly full), then (at least for NTFS) the data is very likely to be badly fragmented, and consequently take longer to retrieve.
Dec
18
comment Is there a extremely short wireless signal?
Try reducing the power of the RF signal. Some wireless routers allow setting the xmit power level.
Dec
17
comment Does restart count as harddisk boot?
It's the number of power cycles that really matter, especially if the heads have to land on the platter surface. A computer system restart would only initiate a recalibrate operation for each HDD, which does not incur any additional wear or risk.
Dec
17
comment Why does copying files from one partition to another of the same disk take time?
"the drive needs to read from itself at the old location, then write to itself at a new location." -- You make it sound as if the drive "itself" performs the copy operation. The file copy is under the full control of the CPU. Sector data is read from the drive into main memory, and then written back out to the drive. Also your comments about expanding partitions are irrelevant to the the question.
Dec
16
comment How to edit binary file?
There are several binary editors available with Linux. Some "programmer" editors have a binary mode.
Dec
16
comment Why do I lose data speed on my desktop (WLAN) without loosing signal?
"I am running Windows 6 SP1" -- What is Win 6? @JakeGould -- If you're going to edit other people's posts, don't add misinformation or change the tone.
Dec
14
comment Interpreting memtest results - 0 MHz?
*"is my RAM damaged? -- Maybe, since that is not a normal screen. Try reseating each memory module (aka 'stick"), or just run with one module at a time (if there is more than one). Bad memory could explain those other issues you mention.
Dec
13
comment Are safe temperatures constant across graphics card models?
80C is HOT! Cheap electronic components are rated to only 85C, so you're operating the board only 5 degrees below that spec. Limits only mean it won't fail immediately. You are seeing high temps probably because of poor ventilation and air circulation in (and maybe outside) the PC case.
Dec
13
comment Clock speed of humans
Digital processors & computers have a clock because they are synchronous state machines. The human brain is asynchronous, i.e. there is no clock. Besides clock speed alone is not an indicator of computational power.
Dec
12
comment Extending coax/ethernet network
This is probably an XY problem.
Dec
12
comment Resume watching recorded TV on a different WMC machine while it is still being recorded
I think there's nothing to fix this. WMC on the NUC is not updated with the status of the recorded file as it grows. I simply stop playback before it reaches the current "end", and then press "resume" to get the current file size; I also wait about 1/3rd of the program to start watching so that this resume-trick only has to be done a few times.
Dec
9
comment Using adsl router as modem only?
"the modem currently is an old tech" -- Are you referring to a dailup modem? "can I utilize that RJ11 point" -- It's not proper to specify only the connector type. Most of the older connectors can be used with several types of signals and protocols. So mentioning just "RJ11" implies a telco connection, but could be POTS or a dialup modem or ADSL. If you have two ADSL modems, you cannot connect them together using their RJ11 ports. You can connect two dialup modem to each other (over a phone line of course).
Dec
9
comment How to dump a Windows XP image onto a brand new and no partition hard disk drive
Your "delete only the bootloader" won't work. A complete sector has to be written at a time. You cannot write just a partial sector, and expect the rest of the sector to remain intact. A block device such as a disk drive simply does not work that way. See superuser.com/questions/427554/…
Dec
9
comment How to copy files from Hard Drive on a system with the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)
Your friend should not panic (yet), but instead capture info from the BSOD, and find the root cause. For instance a bad driver can cause a BSOD; has he tried a "safe boot"?
Dec
8
comment Do Linux Live CDs properly shut down USB devices when you power off?
Why not inspect the shutdown scripts of each installation (e.g. /etc/rc.shutdown)?
Dec
8
comment Boot OS from partition
"Dual booting" is a separate issue from misusing an ISO image. The ISO image, properly booted, will allow you to install the Linux distro in a HDD partition, and allow dual (or triple) boot from the HDD if other OSes are detected in other primary partitions.
Dec
8
comment Boot OS from partition
"how can I boot from it" -- Apparently not possible. Follow the instructions for using the ISO. Write it to an optical disc as it was intended to be used, or if it's a hybrid image, to a USB Flash drive.
Dec
8
comment Boot OS from partition
You don't "burn" a HDD; you're misusing jargon. An ISO image is intended for an optical disc (CD or DVD), and should not be written to a HDD partition.
Dec
8
comment How Memory Mapped I/O works in x86 architecture?
"how os tells to..." -- The OS is not involved; address decode happens at the hardware level. "so how it happens?" -- Already answered.
Dec
8
reviewed Close Can't find DDR3 800Mhz laptop memory anywhere