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70 a year is more like it. Thx much. Not sure I understand how it works.

Have u used it?

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My laptop wont turn on. Before it stopped working it would get a blue screen error message and then shut down. Any idea what happened? Did it have a virus? Do I have to take it to a shop to get fixed or is there someway I can revive it?

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70 a year is more like it. Thx much. Not sure I understand how it works.

Have u used it?

70$ a year? No no no.... Logmein is free for personal use. I use it all the time for remotely repairing PC's. Just sign up for a free account install the client on your file server and log into it whenever you need to. Its pretty straight forward and since its free just testdrive the shit and see if it will work for you.

 

 

@bed framed: what exactly do you mean when you say wont come on? Does it literally do nothing when you push the power button? If so have you tried plugging into a different power outlet? Is there a light on the AC adaptor? Could just be lack of power. Not trying to sound like a dick. Just want to rule out the easy stuff first.

 

Edit:NBB is probably right.

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Its gonna be damn near impossible to properly diagnose it via a forum. It is more than likely (as NBB stated) your Motherboard. Your best bet is to take it to a shop with free diagnosis. Whatever they tell you is wrong with it dont pay em to fix it. Note what they say is wrong with it take it home and call every shop in town and ask them how much to fix the problem you got diagnosed for free. Take it to get repaired at the best price. If they say motherboard (or if its more than 3 years old) it aint gonna be worth fixin. If it is your motherboard, buy a cheap notebook harddrive enclosure (http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=notebook+hard+drive+enclosure&hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=12424760963443247229&sa=X&ei=SvJnTqDgLsuftgfOreWRDQ&ved=0CJABEPMCMAE) insert your old harddrive and copy your data to your new computer (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+Inspiron+Laptop+/+AMD+Athlon%26%23153%3B+II+X2+Processor+/+15.6%22+Display+/+4GB+Memory+/+320GB+Hard+Drive+-+Obsidian+Black/2560082.p?id=1218335741659&skuId=2560082) or (good prices here http://www.geeks.com/products.asp?cat=NBB)

 

wish i could help more.............

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question.

Want to preserve my media.

I know that DVDs degrade

I have everything backed up on DVD and to an external HD.

 

This may be a dumb question but If i were to just put them away

and 20 years from now take em back out shouldnt they still work perfect?

If they had been unused

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dark dry place for storage on dvds 15 yrs max that i would trust_ hard drives can go at anytime never trust i would on the other hand think about remote storage like online backup ( that would be the best option )

 

 

http://www.audioholics.com/education/audio-formats-technology/cd-and-dvd-longevity-how-long-will-they-last

 

Handle discs by the outer edge or the center hole

Use a non solvent-based felt-tip permanent marker to mark the label side of the disc

Keep dirt or other foreign matter from the disc

Store discs upright (book style) in original jewel cases that are specified for CDs and DVDs

Return discs to their jewel cases immediately after use

Leave discs in their spindle or jewel case to minimize the effects of environmental changes

Remove the shrink wrap only when you are ready to record data on the disc

Store in a cool, dry, dark environment in which the air is clean -- relative humidity should be in the range 20% - 50% (RH) and temperature should be in the range 4°C - 20°C

Remove dirt, foreign material, fingerprints, smudges, and liquids by wiping with a clean cotton fabric in a straight line from the center of the disc toward the outer edge

Use deionized (best), distilled or soft tap water to clean your discs. For tough problems use diluted dish detergent or rubbing alcohol. Rinse and dry thoroughly with a lint-free cloth or photo lens tissue

Check the disc surface before recording

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Alright, I have a problem.

 

I now use UBuntu 11.04 as my sole OS, but I have a problem.

I can't connect via Wifi. It shows the connections and lets me connect, but it never goes through...

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While we have a hope of getting a linux nerd in here...

 

I am having a prick of a time trying to install a cracked version of Vuescan. I have never installed a cracked program or cracked an installed program before (since switching to ubuntu 5 years ago) as everything is usually free/open for linux.

 

Any recent version of vuescan is acceptable, obviously the newer the better. I am running Ubuntu 11.04.

 

I have downloaded a couple already but they dont want to extract properly or run in linux...

 

 

Any help/advice would be super appreciated.

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Can anyone tell me the best way to create a new partition on my harddrive and whether it is possible to have one partition as FAT 32 and the other as NTFS?

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Alright, I have a problem.

 

I now use UBuntu 11.04 as my sole OS, but I have a problem.

I can't connect via Wifi. It shows the connections and lets me connect, but it never goes through...

 

It might be the adapter, but Ubuntu is generally on top of things like that. I use Mint and haven't had any wifi issues.

 

skull, I don't know. I only use open source stuff...look for something comparable to vuescan (whatever that is).

 

So now that I've answered a question, I need to ask one-

 

How do I block or redirect specific URLs (namely Youtube) on a public Linux box? I've been helping out with the computers at an infoshop, and certain people don't understand that the computers are there to check email and not for entertainment purposes. Oh, and I also need to know how to bypass this.

 

I'm pretty sure it has something to do with adding the IP you want to block to the hostlist then redirecting it to loopback or something like Meatspin.

 

Thanks!

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It's been a while but yeah, I remember now. Too bad no one gave me the fucking root password though, can't edit RO files.

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I think I'm in some need of help because I believe I just fried my CPU yesterday. Was playing battlefield and computer just powered off. The LED light on the front of the case near the power/reset buttons is just blinking, not doing anything when I push the power buttons. Any ideas? Assuming this rig cant be fixed, I need to build another budget pc. It has been a while since I put one together.. What would be considered a good GPU these days? I have an 8800 which was mad expensive and the best when I built my last pc, but I'm sure there is something much better. I want to be able to play BF3 comfortably. Please and thanks for the help.

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Anybody know of any interactive Bash shell / CMD shell games? Im looking for something

that will give you tasks, hints and then assess you afterward.

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Alright, I have a problem.

 

I now use UBuntu 11.04 as my sole OS, but I have a problem.

I can't connect via Wifi. It shows the connections and lets me connect, but it never goes through...

 

NDISWRAPPER. It took me a few tries but i got it to work. There are youtube videos

that will take you thru the steps. Save the .tar to a flash drive and follow documentation

that is available online.

Im going to speculate that you have a Broadcom wireless card. Broadcom didn't share source code with the open source community. I hate Broadcom. NDISWrapper allows you to use windows drivers with linux distros. However, unless you are comfortable in the Terminal this could give you some trouble.

Someone told me that this will also work for Ubuntu. That link:

Another possible solution is for Backtrack but Backtrack is based on Ubuntu.

You could also try a wireless USB

Good luck

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abcs, check this out. Determine if you need the Pro or Free.

 

https://secure.logmein.com/comparisonchart/comparisonFPP.aspx

 

abcs, it's really easy and convenient to use. I use both Pro and Free all the time when I travel.

 

TeamViewer is also free:

 

http://www.teamviewer.com/en/index.aspx

 

This is what I use. Flipping easy to use. If you plan to remote in to a PC often, I suggest updating the password otherwise it will change every time (default).

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OK I just got a 2TB WD Caviar Green drive and when I was transferring data from my old Hardrive there was a power outage and now my PC no longer recognises the drive being there. I have rebooted, checked the physical connections and there is no issue, however I am thinking it has something to do with serial ATA or something along those lines from what I have read online but it is all foreign to me.

 

I have a P5Q Pro motherboard, and my power supply can easily handle the load, so why has the drive stopped working? It doesn't even show up to format under Computer Management (it did intially before the crash). This is frustrating the hell out of me, but what can I do?

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I picked up a 2TB WD elements external drive just last night. I think SATA is more an internal drive than an external HD standard or technology. It involves different interface, connectors, and pin configurations among other things. If your drive is anything ike mine its USB 2. Plug and play. If you are hooking up to a PC Windows should load the drivers and it should just work without any configuration. If you are using it on a Mac you need NTFS for Mac and you will be set up to go back in forth between your mac and pc with the same files. I dont want to give you incorrect bad news but power outage/restoration can cause problems for computers and hard drives. Going forward at the very least you should get a powerstrip that protects you from surge.

I spent an extra 10 dollars for a 2 year replacement warranty. I forget who the company is but after reading product reviews I was both sold on the drive and the warranty.

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Yeah I have a PC, and I had it working, but it wasn't a surge it was me knocking the cord out with my foot.

 

This is really pissing me off, as the bios screen recognises there is a drive there (as does Tuneup Utilities) however Windows isn't recognising it at all.

 

I think I might just have to do a fresh install of Windows on the harddrive that isn't working maybe that will fix it?

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