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    Windows 10 Recovery Gone BAD

    I'm working on a crappy Dell all in one that I think it's an i3 with 4GB RAM, a gift to my client last year from a family member... Yes that's right, last year LMAO. Anyways it kept popping up with the annoying missing files error messages on Windows boot, have to click like twenty times before...
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    PC Freezing and Slow Before Boot

    Hey guys.... working on a clients PC, and a bit weird here, havent had many issues over the years like this. You start the PC It freezes forever on the startup screen while it says press Delete or F2 for setup When you press either, no response but takes about 10+ minutes to get to to the BIOS...
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    Motherboard/BIOS Error? Weird pixelated image at boot

    Any ideas? Was having some problems with video so replaced the vcard, system is booting and running fine but client had complained about an issue where at boot this type of image would pop up and not go to Windows. It is currently booting to Windows (and so far working flawlessly inside...
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    Apple to USB Adapter

    Hey guys, happy holidays! I have what seems to be an Apple port (I have never owned an Apple product since the IIe and Mac Classic so forgive me) in my car's glove compartment. My ideal solution for music was to buy a new stereo with a USB port to insert a flash drive full of MP3's and...
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    Best fast charging hardware/solution for mobile/tablet devices

    Hey guys, happy holidays! I have suffered a sever conundrum on what is the best fast charging method for mobile/tablet devices. I just got the Nexus 6p and it is a pleasure to have its fast charging mode, which of course is limited by plugging it only directly into a wall connection, i.e...
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    Battery powering fans

    Hey guys... ok not sure if this belongs here but kind of an odd question. I would like to use some of my case fans that have the standard connectors (to the MB) for another purpose and would love to have them run off batteries, any batteries for now but might need a 9V to really spin them at...
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    Email-Salendar Integration / Exchange Server

    I just started a small company with a few employees and would like integrate our calendars. Isn't that what the MS Exchange server does? Considering we dont have our own dedicated server yet, nor do I really wish to buy a new PC just for that and leave it on 24/7, but will if its the only...
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    Compatible Power Cords/Adapters

    Hey guys.... ok so for desktops and most monitors its easy, pretty much same power cord for everything. Now getting to the other computer devices. I have an IdeaCentre A600, lost power cord from client. PC is still in great shape, and wanna give it to someone to use. I see some on eBay for...
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    MacPro1,1 (c.2006) 16GB RAM Upgrade Needs 64bit Win 7 OS?

    Hey guys.... client has a 32bit Vista running on his MacPro1,1 right now, had 1GB RAM, got him 16GB because he wanted to stay with that computer. However it only shows 8GB, and reminded me of the times Windows always showed less RAM when it was 32bit. So would this be as simple as upgrading...
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    Faster Memory Slows Down PC Performance (G.Skill Sniper)

    Computer runs great with the 4x4GB 1333... but with anything else listed below, PC slows to a crawl for every single process. Info: 'Upgrading" from 4x4GB Sniper DDR3-1333 CL-9-9-9-24 (PC3-10666) to 4x8GB Sniper DDR3-1866 CL-9-10-9-28 (PC3-14900) I have also tried 4x8GB G.Skill Aries and...
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    Startup Freezing only with USB drive in

    Old Compaq PC, boots to Win7 fine without any USB plugged in, but as soon as you plug in a flash drive, it freezes at bootup, either on the Compaq welcome screen or even in the bootup select screen when I plug in the USB AFTER I go to the select screen, i.e., plugging in the USB stick freezes...
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    Best Free PC Diagnostics Software?

    For checking RAM, MB, HD, Video, etc, etc, everything, all in one package? Would prefer one in a boot disk so you dont have to boot to OS for testing for obvious reasons. Some PC's like Dell/HP have their own "diagnostics" option at bootup but I dont trust them all the time, let alone for...
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    Clash of Clans Freezing on nVidia Shield

    Hey guys, not sure if this is the place for this, but I hope someone has experience in this issue or at least similar. Clash of Clans hangs (has the spinning lines forever, sometimes just freezes on black transition screen) whenever I go to do anything besides just fool around on the main...
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    GA-Z68XP-UD3 LAN Defective- Driver Repair States It Cannot Find Adapter

    What a day... so here: • Replaced my crappy AMD 7950x2 Crossfire (driver/crashing problems) with GTX780 (never had problems with nVidia cards)... only changes made while doing so was rearranging DVD drive to make room for the 500ft long card, and had to switch a SATA power cord between...
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    Bluray - Digital Coaxial - RCA Audio

    Ok, client needs a new Blu-ray player. But she has an old multispeaker system that only uses RCA audio jacks. I cant seem to find any reasonable Bluray players with RCA jacks understandably. So I am planning on getting this Sony BDP-S5100 3D Blu-ray Disc Player with Wi-Fi and also this...
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    Powerline Surpassing Extenders?

    My usual MO used to be use extenders in a home or office and only if it seems to have crappy results, then try for powerline, because in the past I have had bad results with powerline. But in the last 6 months or so I feel that powerline is taking over and there seems to be less and less people...
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    Trashed Brand New PC

    Wow once of my clients really did it now... got them a brand new Asus desktop, was all setup and perfect. 5 day later, they talked about its acting weird etc etc.... well when I got there, it was obvious it was infected. At first she refused to admit she did anything wrong. then like half an...
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    Comkort DOGE/LTC value discrepancy

    Hey guys... I been mining for a while, mostly DOGE, but am a total noob in trading. I am trying to do some math here, and this doesnt make sense to me in the numbers only: Cryptocoincharts states Comkort values DOGE at $0.000912. They value LTC at only $3.10. In theory, doesnt this means...
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    Laptop Comparison - Need Advice!

    Ok BestBuy has this great trade-in/recycle deal going on, gave in an old client's Dell XP laptop for $100 credit, + will give my old Galaxy S2 Skyrocket for another $40 and wanting to sell my current HP Athlon X2 for about $70 to a client, so this will be the only time I look for pretty much any...
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    OSX + AOL + Browser Issue

    I'm embarrassed to even post this but freakin people who wont give up on AOL on Macs.... 1. This Mac has host of viruses and spyware, so cleaned them out with Avast and one of the Mac spyware cleaners.. he also had a bunch of toolbars installed on his main browser, FF 2. After the cleaning, FF...
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    Best Auto Backup Methods

    Hey guys, sorry if this is in the wrong section but it seemed better here than "General Software." I got a client a new Win 8, and didnt wanna use the old Acronis 2010 on it, which has been working fine for me and tons of my clients all over for the last 7+ years. I was looking into using...
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    Copying from password secured HD

    I have a laptop that is old and wont start anymore/too slow, or it blue screens so I cannot save the files through its WinXP. So I am trying to copy the files over after hooking up the HD only to my PC, but when I try to copy or access the Doc folder, it says you dont have permission etc...
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    Ringing a phone through another device

    Hey guys, sorta an experimental science question here. If I wanted to make like a gag item, like a button or switch, that makes a cell phone ring, what is the best way to do that? Is raspberry pi something I can use, since its pretty cheap now and pretty powerful, although I think it might...
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    Slow Laptop Issue

    I know what u guys are thinking when u read the title, LOL, but here it is: Toshiba Satellite C655-S5540 (crappy cheap laptop bu should still run every day remedial stuff ok) Client complained of painfully slow performance even after restore. So I took and and did some scans. Tons of...
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    Home Network with Win 7 + Win 8

    I know it was a horror trying to network Win XP and 7 for say, sharing printer, folders, etc.... I assume with the setup and joining of a common Homegroup, Win 7 and Win 8 PC's can play nice and easy? I.e., there is absolutely no reason to upgrade a Win 7 to 8 JUST to network, correct?
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    AMD A8-6500 3.5GHz PC for NON-HTPC Use

    I am looking for some good deal desktops for some clients, and found this $429 ASUS M11BB-US003O Desktop PC A8-Series APU A8-6500 (3.50GHz) 4GB DDR3 1TB HDD Capacity Windows 7 Home Premium Been looking for one that has - Windows 7 - No Dell/HP/Gateway - Under $500 - Comparable to...
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    Creating Shortcut from VMPlayer to Host Desktop

    Hey guys... I am setting up a Win8 laptop for a client whose old software of course doesnt run on Win8. So I installed VMplayer with the tools and am running XP on it fine. Since he is super computer illiterate, I would like to simply put a shortcut of the program in XP to the Win8 desktop...
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    Setting "Primary" GPU

    I have 3x7950 in my main rig. The mb is in my sig. I am using extender/riser cables on 2 of them... and the one in the middle is inserted directed into the mb. The riser cables are 1x to 16x. For some reason, the "primary" card for my monitor usage is the one closest to the CPU, one of...
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    Cron Help! Need to edit a coldreboot command

    Someone told me to do this and it worked exactly for what I needed... but I set the timer for way too fast, how do I edit? I tried crontab -e and -i and I cant seem to find it... always something...... echo "*/10 * * * * root coldreboot" >> /etc/crontab And another linux friend...
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    Wiping Sandisk (or any) Flash Drive 100%

    Ok I know they have this U3 removal tool for that model of Sandisk. I have this one with just the non-U3 backup software installed. There seems to be no removal tool for that and it is all read only, which someone told me even if I format it will have something in there. I need this drive to...
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    Voltage Mod in Windows for Linux Usage

    Ok I want to use a Sapphire 7950 in Debian but I want to undervolt it. I read it is impossible or near so in Linux, so is it ok to install into my Win7, use some bios flash from there, and then take it back to Linux and maintain the same undervolted card? I.e., are all changes to hardware...
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    Power Consumption Wierdness via Kill-a-Watt

    Ok, is it just me or does this look really wrong to you? MB + 270 (1) 520W 395+125 MB + 7950 (New) 600W 380+220 MB + 7950 + Fan 670W 390+60 7950 (1) + 270 (3) + Fan 660W 220+375+65 MB 175W ******* 7950 (New) 220W ******* 270 (1) 125W ******* (The last 3 lines...
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    Multispeed Fans/Modding

    I just got a Antec 120mm with the 3 speed switch, kinda nice when u wanna add mass fans to a system, esp in Linux and just wanna leave it on high most of the time and on molex. I have two coolermaster 190mm fans that look great but just are too slow and kinda useless for me right now. Is...
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    Voltage Mods on Sapphire 7950 on Linux

    Hey guys... I want to undervolt my Sapphire 7950's, all models. Seems like it is impossible to do it on BAMT Linux from what I've read. If I am mistaken please let me know how. Otherwise, are voltage changes made to the actual hardware itself, permanently? Meaning what if I install it into...
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    Ultrabook type Laptop with Optical Drive

    (Couldnt find a laptop section here so apologies if its the wrong place....) I have been looking for a thin, light laptop for a client, from 12"-13" that has an optical drive... thought I found one on Amazon only to get it and find out the description (from 2 different sources!) falsely...
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    1 or 2 SATA input to 6-pin pci-e adapter?

    I see StarTech sell a 1 and 2 SATA input to a 6-pin pci-e power adapter.... I thought you needed 2 inputs from SATA/molex, but this one they sell on Amazon only has one http://www.amazon.com/Branded-8inch-15pin-Express-Power/dp/B005NJXY7O/ref=cm_cd_al_qh_dp_t and makes me wonder, despite...
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    Combining 2 PSU in Parallel to 1 mobo

    Surprisingly I cant find much info on this, or a how to... obviously you cant just plug in 2 PSU and make them both work for one mobo, and I did read from one site about an adapter kind of thing that makes them "communicate" with each other. It seems tons of people are doing it (for obvious...
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    GIGABYTE GV-R927OC-2GD Power Consolidation

    Hey guys... I am using a few of these in my GA-990FXA-UD3 and one of the more annoying things is that these have TWO 6-pin power connectors, ugh... So.... 1. Silly question but just in case, I assume both have to be used, esp when I will be running them at almost full load always.... have to...
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    Chrome no sound!!! :(

    Ok, not sure how or why it happened but a few months ago the audio in anything played in Chrome is gone, and only Chrome, all other 4 browsers are fine for the same sites. I saw some results on some Flash problem, but thats dumb, I mean, its Chrome, and I did uninstall and reinstall Flash but...
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    Apple Female to USB Female Adapter?

    Ok this may be super rare, but I am not sure how I can even search for it.... my car has a built in ipod/iphone wire coming out of the glove box, that I assume will fit right into an Apple device (I dont own any Apple stuff so... but it looks like a male port)... I would much rather load...
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