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  1. bochane

    Hard Drive Test

    See the section on getting help on a BSOD, send in the memory dump, it may tell if it is really the disk that is causing it.
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    What happened, my computer did something unexpected?

    Just a thought, but has it lost the BIOS settings, failing battery?
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    Hard Drive Test

    I was afraid of that, can't explain it better, I am really out of options, sorry.
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    Hard Drive Test

    The build in logic of the disk may have corrected errors. These are logged in SMART info. Testprograms may overlook or even not detect the errors corrected that way. Keep an eye on the SMART info!
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    Gmail problem in outlook 2021

    Have you tried it when logged in into the webmail of gmail? Changes made there are forwarded to your outlook imap account on your computer.
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    Hard Drive Test

    This is info the disk itself has logged during its live. Monitor it regularly, if error rates go up, you are warned.
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    Hard Drive Test

    Please see: Read Error Rate, Reallocated Sector Count, Seek Error Rate, Spin Retry Count and Reported Uncorectable Error Count. These days disks are cheap, I would not trust it, your choise.
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    Can’t get into my computer, Won’t accept my password

    It does not happen to be your pincode?
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    Hard Drive Test

    The CristalDiskInfo picture shows a number of error counters above the threshold! Are they real live values or some obscure system left overs?
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    Hard Drive Test

    Back to the basics. Test the drive on the computer of a friend, use the same apps for the test, then you know at least whether the drive or your computer is having a problem.
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    Hard Drive Test

    Just a thought, I am an oldtimer, don' laugh, but has it something to do with master/slave selection of the older IDE disks? They have a jumper to select CS/SLAVE/MASTER/-/PME. Which disks are you talking about?
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    Wet paper look with text in some boxes

    Thanks yes, I was a bit too fast, too short. Until now nobody meantioned 'Ciear Type', worthwile to try, you never know, that was my point.
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    Wet paper look with text in some boxes

    Needs your TV in the livingroom a different setting then the 1920x1080? If not try the Clear type option (just type it in the seach bar) Hope this helps
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    Solid-State Drives

    To access data on a harddisk, the readwrite heads have to be positioned on the track and after that the track must be spined to the position the actual data of the file is located, that are the the seek time and rotational delay. The benefit of solid states drives is that the seek time and...
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    Solid-State Drives

    Defragmentation See my previous answer.
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    Solid-State Drives

    Use it as your system device / C: drive, that is the best place. Please remember, you don't defrag an SSD, Windows recognize it and defrag it neither, an SSD should be optimized. I think you will gain a lot performance and be very happy with it.
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    Capt Grace Hopper, pioneer

    Capt Grace Hopper, 1906-1992 Widely known as Capt. in fact rear admiral, brilliant, best know for COBOL. She once was the key-note speaker on a DECUS-Europe meeting, unforgettable: "Proud te be in the US Navy".
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    BLACK SCREEN AFTER UPDATE WINDOWS 11 WITH A MONITOR CONNECTED

    What happens if you remove the monitor, reboot without monitor? If your surface screen then works correctly reconnect the monitor and repeat the steps from above.
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    Real Programmers don't use Pascal

    These unhappy feelings, are becoming more and more part of our lifes, we can't escape, nor change it, worrying won't help neither. So for now try to forget it, because it can only become worse. :)
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    Real Programmers don't use Pascal

    You could gain a lot by optimizing the assembly code. As I remember well, Ada became standard for MoD, a most remarkable language, with fixed point arithmetic and definable data structures, corners, directions defined in fractions of Pi. We used it on a Ferranti computer. Between old papers I...
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