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Apr
30
comment Server has Crashed, How to Recover My Data from Raid-1 Configured HDDs?
RAID is not a backup method... It's truly a horror when this happens. Why didn't the UPS kick in and put it into autoshutdown?
Apr
27
comment My wireless router is too slow for my internet connection, what to do?
Your attached wireless devices will be the ones putting the cap on speed if the don't do beyond G speeds, add a little interference and the encryption overhead and 25-30 is about right.
Apr
26
comment Dropped an EHD and corrupted it, now what?
@Alex - it means that there was circuit damage, a connector came loose, or the heads got knocked far enough out of alignment that nothing makes sense to the head position control functions. At this point, you don't have to ask our permission, you can try anything you've heard will even marginally work, the drive is already defunct and probably can't really be damaged any further. Sometimes recovery is a Sisyphean task, no matter how much you roll the boulder, you get no results. You're in that territory.
Apr
26
revised XPPRO REINSTALLATION PROBLEMS
activation servers
Apr
26
answered XPPRO REINSTALLATION PROBLEMS
Apr
22
comment Dropped an EHD and corrupted it, now what?
@DragonLord - And if you consult the chart, it's way too easy to exceed the 350G limit. 2 inches onto a Formica counter top will do it.
Apr
21
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Apr
21
comment -48VDC power required: How to make it work with 110VAC input
You will need to have a power supply that provides amperage equal to or greater than what the device spec calls for. The manual does not specify, and 48V being POE (Power over Ethernet) standard depending on what spec you follow, it could be the following, 15.4W/350mA, 25.5W/550mA, 51W/1A. So, given that it expects to be powered from a (pair of?) 12V wall wart(s) at 5A for 60W, you'll probably need a 48V 1A power supply. I'd verify with NetOptics on that.
Apr
21
answered -48VDC power required: How to make it work with 110VAC input
Apr
20
comment Dropped an EHD and corrupted it, now what?
g-forces from dropping hard drives a foot or more onto a hard surface are enough to totally destroy them (actually a lot less than a foot for fatal damage, see drop table in linked image below). They may be able to handle 200G while unpowered, if it was running, a whole lot less. You'll have to read it while it's readable, get as much off as you can and then take it out to the front drive and finish it off with a hammer. Why you don't drop hard drives --> i.stack.imgur.com/AYD4D.png
Apr
14
answered accessing remote server with name instead of ip address and port number
Apr
12
answered How long does it take for Google Analytics Goals to start show some data?
Apr
10
comment Turn on/off HTML markup while coding?
Looking for code writer with an ESP module combined with a DWIMNWIS logic system. It's the 64 billion dollar tech answer computer AI scientists have been looking for, for several decades. GLIYFI...
Apr
10
comment Why is it bad for me if my computer is infected, if I don't notice?
Heh, all you have to be is single, a man and over 40 for child porn distribution charges to stick. Somebody hacks your system, uses it to distribute some pretty awful stuff and you are too tech ignorant to defend yourself when SWAT hits the door with the requisite warrant. Better have a really good lawyer on retainer.
Apr
8
comment Turn on/off HTML markup while coding?
They wants Word For Websites. If Dreamweaver doesn't do it then NSL.
Apr
8
comment Is it too late to get the last updates for XP?
If it works out anything like past versions of Windows, the update system works until access mechanisms (winhttp, BITS) get updated out of existence, root certificates expire or Microsoft quits supporting ancient web browser access on the update servers. The updates aren't suddenly taken down, access to them expires by slow attrition and lack of support. Final support ends up being the Microsoft Download Center until they eventually disappear from there as well. As pointed out, you just don't get new ones as the rtf of misery, jpeg of death and gaping port chasm get reinvented.
Apr
4
comment I want to build my first computer but don't have the time. Where could I learn about the different components and how they work?
tomshardware.com is the goto site for these kinds of questions. It's all about building stuff.
Mar
30
comment How to make services.msc not to ask for admin rights?
Yeah, all this security stuff kind of gets annoying after while, except when you run without it and find out the consequences. I have this one backup program that pulls up a UAC for admin access even when you're only backing up user folders and have full permissions as that limited user. Groan!
Mar
30
comment How to make services.msc not to ask for admin rights?
Reworded the answer and added a link to advice on changing the snapin without messing with file permissions on the original system file.
Mar
30
revised How to make services.msc not to ask for admin rights?
modify snapin