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Jul
17
comment If I format my drive will I lose all traces of the file completely?
RAW is not a disk format: as used by Windows, it just means the partition has not been formatted to a filesystem type that Windows supports. It could possibly have a perfectly good ext* filesystem, created by the Linux installer. If such is the case, at least some of the old data may be overwritten and will therefore be unrecoverable. File recovery software that depends on an existant filesystem is pretty lame.
Jul
17
comment Linux mint 10 seems to corrupt ntfs filesystem
Nothing stated in the question supports the contention that the Linux software is causing/has caused data corruption in the NTFS filesystem. Such speculations are usually brought about by user error in failing to properly dismount the filesystem in Windows before switching to Linux.
Jul
13
comment Manually replacing corrupt Windows file
I could find no mention whatever of "dllcache" in the MS article you link to; it only suggests obtaining a copy of the corrupt file from another Windows installation. I hardly think there would be a spare copy on your computer without the System File Checker knowing about it or being able to use it.
Jul
12
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Jul
11
comment Why do these characters appear when JavaScript is Disabled?
Firefox has a preference "gfx.downloadable_fonts.enabled" which will preclude the use of webfonts if set to False. I believe NoScript has an option to toggle that pref, and of course any user can do likewise.
Jun
30
comment fdisk - do i need it or can i make a filesystem directly?
There is no information in the standard partition table that is not, or could easily made to be, already in the volume boot record of the file system. Any reliance of software on a MBR/partition table to properly recognise and/or boot from a file system is entirely artificial.
Jun
22
answered Why is a folder name different to its name in the file path?
Jun
2
answered Requested URL not found on this server
May
16
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Apr
30
comment Windows 7 - displaying a message if an event occurs
What does "doesn't work" mean?
Apr
12
comment Why is HDMI->DVI image sharper than VGA?
To me, the VGA sample is, if anything, slightly sharper than the HDMI sample, so your whole point fails. There is of course a substantial difference in brightness between the samples.
Apr
7
answered Automatically wake from hibernation?
Apr
7
comment My network service (netsvcs) seems to be hogging all my memory
That svchost process consists of numerous system services, many of which have nothing to do with "networking". You could use Process Explorer from Microsoft/Sysinternals to see exactly which ones. Among them is the task scheduler service (which would explain the "every 30 minutes" thing, so you could look thru the list of the scheduled tasks on your system. I don't know why you are getting app crashing and freezes, cuz that svchost sometimes uses over 50% of my physical memory at times, with no such problems observed. Maybe you just have a lot of buggy apps.
Mar
4
comment How to give file,Folder and registry permissions in windows 7 on the basis of SID?
@DragonLord: Questions "asking for code" are legion here, and are most often answered without comment. Not saying that's how it should be.
Mar
2
answered Most programs not visible in Programs and Features in windows 7
Mar
1
answered Element Hiding Helper stopped working today in Firefox
Feb
25
answered HTTP download via batch
Feb
15
comment How do I get my winsxs folder to be smaller on windows 7, above and beyond all of the standard disk clean up?
Dude, WinSxS IS your operating system!
Feb
15
comment Computer turns on at 3 AM for the first time in 2 years
"Didn't change any Windows settings": On my Vista machine, that meant Windows would wake from hibernation at 3AM every Sunday to download and install updates. Did it for years, before I changed it.
Feb
14
answered How to find which DNS server I am using (of the multiple configured dns servers)