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Hard Drive Problem Parameter is Incorrect

October 25, 2016, 12:04 pm

This makee no sense. I have W10 on a 160GB C: internal hard drive and my data on a D: 320GB internal hard drive. Both are set up as shared with my other W7 PC and vice versa. The networking wor... Read more »

SSD partition alignment revisited

October 23, 2016, 6:22 pm

Hi All, I have a trim tool on my netbook. There are two SSD drives, 64GB xSD and an internal 32GB PATA SuperTalent SSD. Trim of the 64GB drive gives no complaints and reports, 16 MB partition of... Read more »

hardware, UEFI, dual-boot, USBstik ?

October 18, 2016, 3:39 am

I'm suffering brutal punishment from the WinTel monopolists since my PC was stolen, and I was forced to buy a Win8.1 x64 to match my ISP. It's written that the new EUFI has solved the security prob... Read more »

Brother HL 2270DW Problem

October 10, 2016, 1:23 pm

I have had this Brother HL 2270DW printer for years now. It can be connected via USB or CAT5 (wired or wireless). I really thought I had it connected via CAT5 (to my router). Anyway, it has been p... Read more »

Wretched Excess

October 4, 2016, 3:59 pm

Have you ever made one of those impulse purchases and then wondered what you could have been thinking about immediately after? This time I bought 16gB of DDR4 for no other reason than that the pr... Read more »

AMD64 ? ia64

October 3, 2016, 3:18 pm

This Win8.1 thing shows: x64-based processor.... Intel. Some software that I want to install reads: If your PC has a 64-bit AMD or Intel processor, you will most likely need the amd64 images (tho... Read more »

How can x64 systems run 32-bit software?

September 29, 2016, 11:36 am

lynxW32*.zip installed [on a USBstik] and runs on this Win8.1-x64. So how do I get other 32-bit Win. apps to run, without the. error message? == TIA Read more »

Want to disassemble Toshiba Satellite L305 5919

September 28, 2016, 7:15 pm

I was given this dead Toshiba Satellite L305 5919 laptop. I was told the prior owner probably ruined the mobo by trying to short out the pins to bypass what he figured was the BIOS password. The ... Read more »

can't connect connector, USB to 2.5

September 27, 2016, 8:13 pm

A friend wanted to recover files from an old 2 1/2 HDD so I went over with my USB to SATA/IDE gizmo. I'd used another version of this for 3 1/2 drives, and a 2 1/2 IDE drive, but I had looked at ... Read more »

Don't buy a new SSD yet... ;-)

September 27, 2016, 3:17 pm

. ..for Samsung plans to slash SSD prices to hard drive levels by 2020 ;-) Ever since solid-state drives (SSDs) hit the consumer market, they've offered significantly better performance than tradi... Read more »

Pavillion PC 2026 Hard Drive Mounting Problem

September 27, 2016, 11:12 am

Should be simple. Seems not. That said - I inherited this HP Pavillion P6 2026 desktop - the large SATA hard drive had been removed. I want to mount a spare 3.5 drive I have, but it looks like s... Read more »

Kingston SSDNow 240GB = subtleties

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September 17, 2016, 7:02 am

Hello hardware enthusiasts, Kingston SSDNow 240GB is good value but it has subtleties. For my Acer M1640 I also ordered a 2.5/3.5 plastic adapter for $1.47 The KINGSTON SSD I bought was empty so... Read more »

Man, I HATE Heatsinks With Intel Pins!

September 15, 2016, 3:11 pm

I just got done working on one of my workhorse number-crunching computers which labor ceaselessly in the back room in the basement running the World Community Grid BOINC client. I was installing ... Read more »

UEFI...etc. chaos?

September 15, 2016, 12:15 pm

Paul, you seem to be one of the few people left who know computing down to the level of: at hardware determines where the programCounter starts the first MACHINElevelInstruction; which determi... Read more »

Best Cloud Services, IT Security Solutions, IT Storage solutions Hyderabad,...

September 13, 2016, 10:00 am

Cloud Ace Technologies is offering Implementation Services on Cloud Computing, Cloud Services, IT Security, Storage solutions Colocation Service Providers in Chennai,Commvault Backup Solution in che... Read more »

HOW2 reset 2 day old Win8.1 disaster?

August 26, 2016, 6:07 pm

Paul, my X86 system was stolen. Fortunately I've got the backup disks. Since Win7 crashed 2 years ago, I only use Linux. In order to get on-line with a 3g-modem, which would not connect via my R... Read more »

One more HP question

August 12, 2016, 9:16 pm

I actually got Windows reloaded on this stupid HP p6 and it booted, but I'm convinced the hard drive is failing fast. If I were to make an image of the boot partition, could I legally restore it... Read more »

Dead HDD

August 10, 2016, 6:25 pm

I posted about the Pavilion p6. I WAS able to get a look at the drive but couldn't touch any of the files. So, as a last resort I popped the drive into my case. It tried to chkdsk but I bypass... Read more »

Pavilion p6-2330

August 7, 2016, 5:30 pm

I'm trying to repair this for a friend. It goes to the W8 startup, which whirls around for several minutes and goes to a blank screen. The easiest thing to do would be to use a repair CD/USB, b... Read more »

How much memory on video card?

August 7, 2016, 9:01 am

I bought a new used PCI-ex16 video card that says on it 256MB onboard supporting 512MB DDR2. Where are these other 256MB supposed to be? Plugged into the card? In Pittsburgh? I suppose wh... Read more »

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Can't Boot - Password Protected

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A friend gave me a Toshiba Satellite A85-S1072, and said if I can get the durned thing to boot I can have it. He said his son set the password in the BIOS, and promptly forgot it. Now it won't b... Read more »


Big Hard Drive vs Small Hard Drive?

Staples is offering a 500GB SATA internal hard drive for 5$ less than a 1TB SATA drive. Both Seagate and 7200RPM. I wonder - is a more tightly-compressed larger hard drive more likely to fail? S... Read more »


GA-F2A88X-D3H MOBO Sound?

I have a new GA-F2A88X-D3H MOTHERBOARD. And I bought a new case. The latter came with two dongles to allow for motherboard sounds I would suppose. The dongle is only about an inch long with 4-p... Read more »


How come RAM is taken away for video cards? Because of my video card's VRAM...

Like I have 3 GB of RAM, but Windows show 2.5 GB. I was told because it is a shared memory? :( Thank you in advance. :) -- He was a musical ant. He was there for the song. --Rick (Rick Moranis ... Read more »


Re: Backdoor in Skylake

[snip] Heh! You know I have nothing but respect for you Paul but NIC card? That's like saying ATM machine or PIN number. ;) Cheers, -- Shaun. Humans will have advanced a long, long way when r... Read more »


OT: Organized crime on the Internet

On Craigslist I found a fellow selling a quad core CPU and it is now working fine. In another post I should detail all the good things a quad core upgrade does. Subject: OT: Organized crime on t... Read more »