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Forum: Hardware & Devices 05 Dec 2016
Replies: 71
Views: 3,320
Posted By Digerati
I stand corrected on that. Thanks. Nevertheless,...

I stand corrected on that. Thanks. Nevertheless, this was something you had to consciously do. The space was not already created by the drive maker, or the OS.

Everything else is, sorry to say,...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 05 Dec 2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,104
Posted By Digerati
I am in awe of your patience. I am typically...

I am in awe of your patience. I am typically consistently successful using clones/images to "recover" or "restore" from a drive failure to a new drive of the same size and type. But when replacing...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 04 Dec 2016
Replies: 71
Views: 3,320
Posted By Digerati
Exactly. And of course, this also assumes there...

Exactly. And of course, this also assumes there were such hidden areas on today's hard drives, but that is just not the case either.

I sympathize with your comment about tin foil hats. But the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 04 Dec 2016
Replies: 71
Views: 3,320
Posted By Digerati
I say that because no "honest" person needs to...

I say that because no "honest" person needs to "hide" their data in secret locations from "forensic investigators", that's why. Bad guys are not going to waste their time when there are so many...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 03 Dec 2016
Replies: 71
Views: 3,320
Posted By Digerati
Well not for drives, but I did used to work 2015...

Well not for drives, but I did used to work 2015 feet underground at the San Manual, Arizona copper mine - at the time, the world's largest underground copper mine. And I used to set a of bunch...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 03 Dec 2016
Replies: 71
Views: 3,320
Posted By Digerati
Quite certain that's not true. Got a link to that...

Quite certain that's not true. Got a link to that information?

Note there will still be some formatting and partition information on the drive just because the drive has been formatted and...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 03 Dec 2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2,460
Posted By Digerati
Not sure I would get a 32 ft cable, but in terms...

Not sure I would get a 32 ft cable, but in terms of the connectors, that would work.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 03 Dec 2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2,460
Posted By Digerati
:confused: This is not hard: a USB cable. I...

:confused: This is not hard: a USB cable. I provided a link.

Are you just asking questions to keep the conversation going? Sorry, but this is just common sense. Cooling pads are already set up the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 03 Dec 2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2,460
Posted By Digerati
Yeah, it will work. You don't have to use that...

Yeah, it will work. You don't have to use that cable or that charger. I just linked to that charger as an example. Any USB charger will do as long as it has a standard USB connector. If your pad has...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 03 Dec 2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2,460
Posted By Digerati
Well, not defeat but certainly counteract a...

Well, not defeat but certainly counteract a portion of the effectiveness. The fans still provide more cooling than the heat they create. And for sure, if running on battery, they will help run down...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 03 Dec 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By Digerati
I agree to run chkdsk only I would use the /r...

I agree to run chkdsk only I would use the /r switch. The /r does the same thing as (includes) /f, but also locates bad sectors and attempts to recover any lost data.

Note that on a large disk...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 03 Dec 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 421
Posted By Digerati
That's a new one on me - especially both the...

That's a new one on me - especially both the integrated and external keyboard. Do they work in Safe Mode? Have you scanned for malware?

What about the touchpad?

Did the problem just start? You...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 03 Dec 2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2,460
Posted By Digerati
It should be noted the cooling the fans provide...

It should be noted the cooling the fans provide outweighs the extra heat the load of the fans create. So if your notebook needs the cooling, by all means use the fans. They definitely do more good...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 03 Dec 2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2,460
Posted By Digerati
Okay, but if you do use the tray again, then...

Okay, but if you do use the tray again, then sure, I recommend using it. That's what its for, though just sitting the notebook on the hard flat cooling pad is probably good enough, having the fans...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 02 Dec 2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2,460
Posted By Digerati
Yeah, carpets, laps, beds are all bad for...

Yeah, carpets, laps, beds are all bad for notebooks. I think the word laptop should be banned. You need to get a breadboard, notebook cooling pad, lap table - or just better discipline. ;)
Forum: Hardware & Devices 02 Dec 2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2,460
Posted By Digerati
I don't know what you mean by look fine to turn...

I don't know what you mean by look fine to turn on and off. As I noted before, I would just leave things alone.

If you fried 3 graphics cards, I would look at your PSU.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 02 Dec 2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2,460
Posted By Digerati
As I noted before, except for impossible fan...

As I noted before, except for impossible fan speeds everything looked fine to me. Now your fan speeds are 2410 and 1991RPM which look totally realistic and reasonable now. And your temps still look...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 01 Dec 2016
Replies: 71
Views: 3,320
Posted By Digerati
Actually, I thought you were confused with your...

Actually, I thought you were confused with your comment that secure erase would be "better". I took that as better for security, not for the life of the drive. But again, that is not the topic of...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 01 Dec 2016
Replies: 71
Views: 3,320
Posted By Digerati
Why? With SSDs there is no "residual" magnetism...

Why? With SSDs there is no "residual" magnetism (or any magnetic particles for that matter) representing any data that a bad guy can forensically recover. When it comes to SSDs, a single pass wipe...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 01 Dec 2016
Replies: 71
Views: 3,320
Posted By Digerati
I and many of my friends, colleagues and clients...

I and many of my friends, colleagues and clients have been using CCleaner on all literally 100s of systems for over 10 years and I have never seen or heard of it ever being described as intrusive....
Forum: Hardware & Devices 01 Dec 2016
Replies: 71
Views: 3,320
Posted By Digerati
You really are arguing a point I am NOT and have...

You really are arguing a point I am NOT and have not been disputing.

I am going to summarize my position then step out of here because this thread no longer even remotely resembles anything about...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 30 Nov 2016
Replies: 71
Views: 3,320
Posted By Digerati
That depends on who "they" are. Again, I was...

That depends on who "they" are. Again, I was commenting on your ISP being a much greater threat than Microsoft.

Your IP address is tied to the MAC address of your gateway device (typically a...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 29 Nov 2016
Replies: 71
Views: 3,320
Posted By Digerati
We are talking different things here. Cookies are...

We are talking different things here. Cookies are dropped on our computers and they really have nothing to do the websites "logging" your connection to the website, or your ISP tracking you which is...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 29 Nov 2016
Replies: 71
Views: 3,320
Posted By Digerati
A NAS can be as small as an external USB drive....

A NAS can be as small as an external USB drive. It just connects to your network via Ethernet or wireless instead of to your computer via USB.

I agree W7's FW is excellent and does not allow for...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 29 Nov 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,066
Posted By Digerati
GEWB is absolutely right about messing up your...

GEWB is absolutely right about messing up your installed programs if they currently are installed on E: F: or G: and suddenly you merge those partitions into C. But it typically is not hard to...
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