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Can a weak CMOS battery prevent detection of a drive by Norm Why[_2_]
I read that weak CMOS battery can prevent detection of a drive. I have two SSD drives. One an old Samsung 500GB boots reliably. Drive D: is a new Seagate Barracuda, 500GB that is not detected reliably. I've done everything conceivable with the cables. I've read bad reviews on the...
Yesterday 02:36 PM
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Tutorial: How to update a driver that Windows just doesn't want to update by Arlen Holder
Tutorial: How to update a driver that Windows just doesn't want to update (As always, please improve so everyone benefits from everything you do.) This tutorial is based on gory details learned in this thread: o What's the one free Windows 10 driver update tool you prefer most & why? ...
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October 6th 20 03:55 PM
by Arlen Holder Go to last post
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Odd PSU problem by philo
Had a power supply die, so I replaced it with a used one I had that I had marked "good." It booted to the bios and I just set if for default but it never loaded the OS. It just returned to the bios. HD was detected and set for first boot option. Though I was sure I had a legacy Win10 install,...
October 3rd 20 12:47 AM
by Paul[_28_] Go to last post
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Tutorial: How to delete a specific restore point in Windows 10 (e.g., after an errant program such as driverpack created it!) by Arlen Holder
Tutorial: How to delete a specific restore point in Windows 10 (e.g., after an errant program such as driverpack created it!) As always, please improve so all benefit from every action you take. Based on gory details found in this thread: o What's the one free Windows 10 driver update tool you...
October 2nd 20 01:06 PM
by slate_leeper[_2_] Go to last post
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Star Lite Linux laptop by Tiger Taurus
On 2020-09-18 10:06 p.m., VanguardLH wrote: Tiger Taurus wrote: Has anyone tried one of these? Any good? https://starlabs.systems/pages/lite-mk-iii https://www.google.com/search?q=starlab%20lite%20mk%20iii%203%20laptop%20review 1st hit: ...
September 29th 20 03:40 PM
by Andrew[_9_] Go to last post
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What PC hardware diagnostic stress-testing freeware can you recommend? by Arlen Holder
What PC hardware diagnostic stress-testing freeware can you recommend? o I have a random hardware related BSOD whose cause is unknown to me https://i.postimg.cc/9Q4m7tfM/bsod01.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/DyNFnJcK/bsod02.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/XYnhMnR0/bsod10.jpg ...
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September 22nd 20 05:19 AM
by Arlen Holder Go to last post
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Replace ethernet cables with POF backbone on home Powerline ? by x13
John, I was being myopic in my last post. My idea was just to speed things up. But of course by using a POF cable I would be bypassing the electrical wiring in the walls thereby defeating the whole purpose of Powerline. I could of course run a POF cable in the walls but that's a *really* tedious...
September 21st 20 07:33 PM
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Q: Replace ethernet cables with POF backbone on home Powerline? by x13
Hi all. I regularly transfer many large files to/from my media device (like a mini NAS) two rooms away. Though this box has both Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity, neither provide a satisfactory throughput. So I caved and installed a pair of Devolo Magic LAN 2 Powerline adapters. Sure there's a lot...
September 19th 20 08:48 PM
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Windows 10 v2004 update repeatedly fails to update non existent keyboard but keeps trying forever (how to stop that nonsense?) by Arlen Holder
Windows 10 v2004 update fails to update non existent keyboard o But keeps trying forever (failing constantly) Any idea how to stop Windows 10 from doing this? o (like how do I delete that it thinks this keyboard exists?) 1. A few days ago I had a Logitech keyboard in my desktop 2. But I was...
September 19th 20 09:51 AM
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Guiding a 14 year old nephew on building his own computer by s
My nephew is 14 and living in another state who wants to build his own computer. I sent following YouTube videos for him to watch and learn how to do it. Build a PC - Step-by-step https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhX0fOUYd8Q Beginners Guide - Build a PC
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September 8th 20 08:33 AM
by Adrian Caspersz Go to last post
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BIOS Modes by tb
I have an old Intel DP55WG motherboard with Windows 10 Home (64-bit) installed. The board has an LG DVD optical drive and a WD hard drive (500 GB) installed. Both are SATA and connected to separate SATA controllers on the motherboard via their cables. If I go into the BIOS and change the SATA...
August 31st 20 04:08 PM
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ssd sata rack w. happy customers? by bad sector
I'm planning my move to ssd's and want to replace my spinners cage rack with a 4, 6, or 8-bay ssd rack, one of those that stack'em standing on edge, which is what I have now for the 3.5" spinners with 6 bays. What I DON'T want EVER AGAIN are the very confusing lights and switches that are NOT...
August 28th 20 12:48 PM
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Laptop, 1st sign of life, WHEN? by bad sector
Aging Asus g73sw-xt1 Laptop: After having disassembled the unit, I made many repairs including resoldering the AC-Adapter pin. Then I reinstalled the mobo and fans in the bottom tray. Connected the power and pressed the ON button: nothing. I had expected the fans to start moving. There isn't a...
August 25th 20 10:10 PM
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Is there an option to completely shut off a Windows 10 desktop (not just go to sleep, hibernate, or fastboot)? by Arlen Holder
How can we set Windows to completely shut off after a period of inactivity? Due to a longstanding unknown hardware problem, my desktop never wakes up from a BSOD if "hibernation" or "fastboot" is enabled so I turned them off. o Windows 10 BSOD indicates a hardware problem - but what hardware is...
August 24th 20 01:03 PM
by John McGaw Go to last post
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"Repair" hard disk with bad sectors by reading and rewriting samedata? by Percival P. Cassidy
I have a 6TB drive that shows 8 bad sectors. Would it be possible to repair it without harm to the data using dd if=/dev/daX of=/dev/daX (and perhaps with bs settinng as well) ?? Perce
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August 16th 20 07:12 AM
by VanguardLH[_2_] Go to last post
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Old hard drive resale prices by Percival P. Cassidy
I was going through my stash of pensioned-off hard drives today and out of curiosity looked at the prices they are getting on eBay (not the asking prices but the completed-sale prices). E.g., $157.19 for a pre-owned Seagate 500GB ST3500320AS!! $50.50 for a circuit board for an ST500630AS...
August 11th 20 05:09 AM
by ~misfit~[_16_] Go to last post
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Fresh install, plus personal files, still crashing. by micky
In alt.comp.os.windows-10, on Tue, 4 Aug 2020 18:21:12 -0500, Rene Lamontagne wrote: On 2020-08-04 6:11 p.m., micky wrote: My previous thread is pretty far back so to recap, I had had 50+ BSODs with 5 or more different reasons given. I installed the May update over...
August 5th 20 07:10 AM
by micky Go to last post
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Microsoft Surface book Charging controller card by sideley_at_yahoo -dot-com
Hello all, My Surface Book keyboard has failed unexpectedly: battery is not recognised anymore, no charge through the keyboard power plug anymore , all the peripheral connection ports are dead , the power supply failed as well. The batteryreport utility software indicates an extinction of the...
August 4th 20 05:30 AM
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help, Asus-g73 assembly & how2 by bad sector
I'm working on this laptop and composing a how2 while at it. Have a few outstanding issues 1 The id and nature of (mostly shot) ribbon-cable connectors 2 Best opinion about a burnt power-adapter connector 3
August 4th 20 02:27 AM
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What to do with a 240 GB Kingston SSD that is no longer detected? by Norm Why[_2_]
Hi all, I had a 240 GB Kingston SSD that went silent on my big rig. I tested it on another Win10 PC. I have a SATA/USB adapter and a power supply for SSD. This has permitted me to extract files in the past so I think it is a truth teller. A warm boot failed so a hard boot was required. The 240...
July 11th 20 12:19 AM
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