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    Maybe try reloading the printer firmware. There...

    Maybe try reloading the printer firmware.
    There should be a method for doing this in your user manual.
    I had to do this with a brother printer about 2 years ago. Once done, it worked flawlessly.
    ...
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    OK this is kind of puzzling. Once the master...

    OK this is kind of puzzling.
    Once the master boot record is written to this partition, that's it. Nothing more is written or changed.
    So how does it get 6% defragmented?
    Rstew
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    jwoods; I searched that KB number and found an...

    jwoods;
    I searched that KB number and found an interesting thread about it. It was released by MS as a vague update to make upgrading from W7 to W8 easier, with no details as to what it actually...
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    Thanks for all the replies and ideas; some great...

    Thanks for all the replies and ideas; some great stuff here.
    I tried killing WU and rebooting and that seems to have settled things down somewhat.
    Now the base cpu load fluctuates between about 2...
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    Slow Laptop Issue

    This is a 2011 HP laptop with a minimal AMD dual core cpu running W7HP x 64 bit.
    It is by nature kind of slow, but it has a very annoying background activity that turns it into a real sloth....
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    UPDATE: Took a look at the LGA1155 pinout...

    UPDATE:
    Took a look at the LGA1155 pinout designations published by Intel.
    The badly mangled pin I was worried about is AK27; and it turns out to be a ground; one of many many grounds.
    In fact all...
  7. "bleepingcomputer" is a trusted site I assume? ...

    "bleepingcomputer" is a trusted site I assume?

    rstew
  8. An Annoying New Feature in Internet Explorer 11?

    I have noticed recently that when I click on a bookmarked site, instead of opening the site immediately, now I get an advertisement page of some sort first. Usually the ad has nothing to do with the...
  9. Exactly Paul! :rolleyes:

    Exactly Paul! :rolleyes:
  10. I just recently also had the exact same make and...

    I just recently also had the exact same make and MN drive die; 2013 DOM and about 18,000 hours on it.
    It was covered here in another post, but essentially the last thing I tried was a full format,...
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    Options For a MoBo with Bent CPU Pins?

    Today I spent about 1-1/2 hours fixing a few bent cpu pins on an LGA 1155 Gigabyte mobo I acquired.
    About 6 needed minor tweaking, and 3 needed "untangling" for lack of a better term.
    One was...
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    omendata, It is a series III unit and I am...

    omendata,
    It is a series III unit and I am running WinServer 2008 std, since it came with a product key for that. All I had to do was reload the os and it seems to work fine.
    Know what you mean...
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    Interesting because this drive is also a Seagate,...

    Interesting because this drive is also a Seagate, 1 TB of 2013 build date. I notice that all these newer drives are only about half the height of the same capacity drives of say 2012 and earlier....
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    Thanks Paul. Your comments are understood....

    Thanks Paul. Your comments are understood.
    Meanwhile I pulled the suspect drive and replaced it with another that has tested perfect. It is working well.
    On another machine I did a full format on...
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    Just had another thought about this drive. When...

    Just had another thought about this drive.
    When I installed it and went to do a full format, there was a small partition (about 500 Mb as I recall; may have been an Ubuntu partition) which I tried...
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    BHarder and Paul T; thanks for all the good...

    BHarder and Paul T; thanks for all the good advice so far!
    I wouldn't stand a chance of getting this going without all this help.

    The router is a Cisco DPC3825; supplied by the local cable...
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    Hey that is a nice drive health utility; thanks!...

    Hey that is a nice drive health utility; thanks!
    I ran it and sure enough it shows the same number of re-allocated and uncorrectable sectors as CrystalDiskInfo and SeaTools.
    It also showed many...
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    Thanks for all the input. This is a surplus...

    Thanks for all the input.
    This is a surplus drive I had lying around that I recently put in as a backup drive. So it has only some backup data on it at this time.
    The re-allocated sector numbers...
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    How Many Re-allocated sectors is too many?

    Hi All;
    I use CrystalDiskInfo to assess hard drive condition and hours, etc.
    I have noted a couple that show up with 4, 10, or maybe 25 re-allocated sectors; and one that shows 10,240 re-allocated...
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    Thanks Paul; that helps a lot. Because all this...

    Thanks Paul; that helps a lot.
    Because all this server stuff is quite new to me, you lost me on a couple of points.
    To set up a user in the server, is that the name of the network PC that you want...
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    Network hookup questions

    Hi All;
    With the help of manyknowledgeable folks on this forum, I got a PowerEdge 2950 configured and running with a 3-drive RAID 5 system using 1 TB SATA drives. Now working fine.
    Then came...
  22. Thanks for the info. When you say it changes the...

    Thanks for the info.
    When you say it changes the drive letter, do you mean only once? Or every time you use it?
    Can you set it up to do scheduled automatic backups?

    PaulT: I am thinking the...
  23. Best Way To Back Up Main HDD To a Second HDD?

    Hi All;
    So just recently installed a second SATA HDD in my main office computer.
    There are now two identical internal 1TB drives, and I am running Win 7 HP x 64bit.
    I was hoping to be able to use...
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    The advice you are getting is all good, but the...

    The advice you are getting is all good, but the easiest way to make an exact copy of your drive might be to clone it to a new drive.
    There is a procedure for doing this in the Maintenance Lounge,...
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    Yes I agree a "hot spare" likely means it is...

    Yes I agree a "hot spare" likely means it is spinning and ready to take over if the controller detects that one of the main array drives has cratered.
    According to the manual this all happens...
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