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comment Is it possible to upgrade the Hz of a monitor?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it belongs over in the electronics engineering discussions. You're asking how to modify circuitry which is outside the scope of this section.
Apr
30
comment Do Servers get bad sectors like computer HD?
Which has nothing at all to do with wear and tear over the lifetime of a manufactured object.
Apr
30
comment Do Servers get bad sectors like computer HD?
Murphy's law started out as an "If something is created in a way such that it can be connected up wrong, it will be connected up wrong." Sensors on a suit that was to be worn while the wearer was subjected to high G forces on a rocket sled. The sled run produced no results. The connectors for the sensors were not polarized. ALL the sensors were hooked up backwards. We had a similar situation on the old IBM compatible AT style motherboards, the connector was two identical six pin connectors with all 4 black ground wires in the middle. If the position was switched, the board smoked.
Apr
19
comment What is the difference between these 2 twisted pairs?
You have to watch out on cable testers, the cheap ones will tell you that all 4 pairs are hooked up correctly, but will not detect if one of the pairs is in the proper position but with the pair reversed on one end (solid/striped connected backwards).
Apr
5
comment How to renew Google Chrome certificate (NET::ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID)?
So, if you go into the Windows certificate store and remove AVG's Man in the Middle certificate for each website you have issues with so it recreates them, you can then reenable HTTPS packet scanning?
Apr
2
comment Virus changed folder to executable
Loaning a USB is like loaning your significant other, you can never be sure what you get back...
Mar
31
comment Is there a virus that can cause a computer to catch on fire or diodes to reverse?
Acid? Have buddies that are into cruel practical jokes? No liquids in a computer besides small quantities of capacitor electrolyte or the lithium battery.
Mar
30
comment Android - recover encrypted images
Then you will have to brute force it, ie try all number combinations that it might have been. They mention PIN which most people use only 4 numbers for. AES is built secure and will only deencrypt when you enter the right pass phrase.
Mar
29
comment Android - recover encrypted images
Any proper use of encryption will not store the key in a config file. You will need to use the original app as it most likely uses a proprietary structure to encrypt the image file. The only option you have at this point is to try to remember the password used as well designed AES encryption renders the original contents unrecoverable by design unless the exact password is used. Use encryption to protect yourself but expect total data loss unless you have a proper password management system in place to prevent losing/forgetting the password/encryption key.
Mar
22
comment Where is the System Restore on Windows Server 2012?
Doesn't exist on Windows Server OS.
Mar
22
comment Where is the System Restore on Windows Server 2012?
System Restore is a user friendly workstation replication of what backing up System State with Windows System Backup does. You may not want to "create a backup" but that is what you need to do on Windows Server OS. The alternative is to get an aftermarket backup software package, which often is quite expensive.
Mar
21
comment Is Gtalk communication encrypted?
Moot point now as GoogleTalk services has been disabled and Google now only supports Hangouts.
Mar
3
comment Windows 7 backup to 3TB Seagate external drive got 0x8078002A error
Yep, drives are shipping with 4k physical sectors and logical 4k format. If it isn't reformatted to 4k physical/512e (emulation), you cannot use it with Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 backup. They create vhd files and those require that the drive appear to have 512 byte sectors (emulation). I had to reformat from 4k logical to 512e on a Western Digital drive a couple months ago, as noted, Western Digital has a format program to do that.
Mar
3
comment Windows 7 backup to 3TB Seagate external drive got 0x8078002A error
@Steve - you find out what drive is used in the enclosure (Seagate, Western Digital, etc. not sure what Touro is) and check the manufacturer specs to see if it supports 512e. If it does, then find their format program.
Mar
1
comment Why are there so many files in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys
ESET does a MITM to decrypt SSL traffic so it can scan the contents. It therefore must generate a fake key for each SSL website you visit so your browser doesn't complain the connection has been compromised. Almost year old question brings into mind the current Lenovo-Superfish-Kommodia debacle where the private key to generate all those faked keys is easy to crack and the error checking is so ludicrous that its key regen will force a self-signed cert to be fully trusted if the cert is generated just right.
Mar
1
comment MySQL database dumps on Windows 7 when one doesn't know the username, password, database name and host name
Runs as a service, try consulting services.msc to identify the service and start/stop from there.
Feb
22
comment What is the difference between BIOS and firmware?
@safx - Well, some memory cards and USB sticks have a write only switch, so is the contents stored on them while the switch is set to ro, firmware? Man, this is getting philosophical (^_^).
Feb
21
comment how to install windows 7 on GPT disk partition
Clean install of Windows 7 Pro 64 on a UEFI Laptop with GPT partition
Feb
19
comment What is the difference between BIOS and firmware?
Any non-volatile memory stored program routines used by any microprocessor or fpga in any motherboard subsystem or peripheral.
Feb
19
comment What is the difference between BIOS and firmware?
BIOS is the bootstrap firmware that allows the computer to start up, find all those other interface firmwares, the OS storage (not necessarily a drive) and load the OS. From "pull yourself up by your bootstraps".