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Nov
2
comment Why charging from USB port killed three computers
@MichaelKjörling That is precisely what I said.
Oct
29
comment Why charging from USB port killed three computers
Can't be a bad batch, since two of the systems were manufactured at least a year apart. As for poor design... well probably. But what kind of flaw would cause this? And why would that flaw not become apparent when charging other devices? I can't find any other reports of similar problems.
Oct
28
comment Why charging from USB port killed three computers
There is no longer any power after the failure. And yes, not doing that again was my first suggestion. He didn't listen, twice. But the question isn't "who can I stop this from happening again" it's "why would this happen."
Oct
28
comment Why charging from USB port killed three computers
We considered that, but ruled it out. For one, the outlet and wiring are fairly new (not an old house). Furthermore, nothing else plugged into that outlet ever had an issue. And finally... the system(s) spent a significant amount of time plugged into that outlet without any problems.
Oct
28
comment Why charging from USB port killed three computers
Under normal circumstances I would agree, however this happened three times, on three nearly identical but independent systems. But not on any others.
Oct
28
comment Why charging from USB port killed three computers
Well, we don't really know what got killed - only that you have to replace the entire motherboard to replace it. Which is normal for most parts of a laptop.
Oct
8
comment When using a Windows Key shortcut, Start Menu always opens, even though a shortcut was used for something else, why?
No, nothing like that. I have a computer that this happens, on... and one where it does not. And they are virtually identical as far as software.
Sep
2
comment When using a Windows Key shortcut, Start Menu always opens, even though a shortcut was used for something else, why?
I am experiencing a similar problem in Windows 10, though for me the start menu opens as soon as I press the windows key.
Aug
5
comment NVidia Graphics Card Error 43?
I have not, as far as I can tell from searching, there has never been a copy of the BIOS distributed for my machine.
Aug
5
comment NVidia Graphics Card Error 43?
Interesting, unfortunately there is no BIOS update for my system.
Jul
31
comment Multiple monitors broken with Windows 10 upgrade
Yeah, that isn't working for me unfortunately.
Jul
31
comment NVidia Graphics Card Error 43?
Added a bounty. The formatting of which... is apparently not editable?
Jul
31
comment NVidia Graphics Card Error 43?
I am encountering the same issue on the official release of Windows 10, with both my Nvidia 765m drivers and Intel 4600 drivers. Both display adaptors give a Code 43, external monitors do not work, and most games and GPU intensive applications will not run. I have tried removing and reinstalling the drivers completely, rolling back to 8.1 and trying the upgrade again, and everything else short of what the manufacturer suggested: Factory Reset (come on Razer, I'm not doing that).
Jul
31
comment Multiple monitors broken with Windows 10 upgrade
I am having a similar issue, but not how many ways I try to uninstall and reinstall drivers, it still isn't working, Was Device Manager giving you a Code 43 on the driver?
Apr
14
comment What is a safe ping frequency without it being considered a DDoS attack?
"It is most successful if the attacker has more bandwidth than the victim" - this is an important point. Unless you are pinging a very small website, and have very good internet service, you simply couldn't generate a flood of great enough magnitude. Hence the "distributed" part, by taking advantage of multiple independent connections a DDoS attack doesn't need any one connection that can overpower the server - it's all about combined strength.
Mar
2
comment Using Word, how can I create a document that looks like this?
This is rather difficult to follow. Could you just number the circles and list the steps as text below?
Feb
27
comment Reload Javascript/CSS Resources Without reloading HTML
Are you looking for a way to do this within the page itself? Or a way to get your browser to do this? If the first, this should be over on SO - if not, you might want to adjust your tags a bit.
Feb
25
comment tightVnc Viewer: no connection could be made
Could you provide a link to that SO post for reference?
Feb
25
comment Auto copy data files
Possibly relevant: superuser.com/questions/661171/…
Feb
23
comment Is it safe to use a dummy hdmi plug?
You should be able to do this without any hardware at all. On Windows, in the Screen Resolution control panel: click detect, for display select "available display on. . .", and for multiple displays select "try to connect anyway on: VGA".