Tag: BIOS

Problem Backing Up New Windows 8 Computers to Windows Home Server 2011

After receiving my new Panasonic AX2 ultrabook it was prudent to setup automatic backups to prevent against data loss as a result of hardware failure or theft. Whilst I do save most important things in the cloud with my Office 365 subscriptions it is still handy to have the ability to restore the computer to …

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CPU Enhanced Halt, DPCs and Audio Stuttering

DPC Latency Checker - DPC uninhibited system

For a while, my desktop computer has been having issues with audio stuttering and I’ve undertaken things such as downgrading VLC (which helped a bit) and also updating the audio and network drivers on my desktop computer (which also helped a bit but didn’t completely eliminate the issue). I found that network activity tended to …

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OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 and Sleep Modes

Here’s an observation that I have come across when using the OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 solid state drive and my experiences with putting my computer into sleep mode. There have been numerous reports that the solid state drive doesn’t like to be put into the S3 sleep mode which can result in a blue screen …

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Why You Shouldn’t Leave Your Computer Unplugged (For Too Long)

Here’s a tip that might help you prevent your computer become suddenly slow and groggy. If you leave your computer (be it a desktop or laptop with a depleted battery) unplugged for too long it can ¬†forget about the current time and date. Usually, there is a tiny battery inside the computer that keeps this …

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Reviving Dead Hard Drives Through Unconventional Methods

Many of us have had a situation where the hard drive in our computer just dies unexpectedly. It’s a pain and an inconvenience which can be exacerbated by the absence of backups. Sometimes, hard drives just require a minor file system scan to get things working again or, in more severe cases, the controller board …

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The 2TB Barrier – What Does it Mean for You?

Throughout last year I made a couple of mentions of the 2TB (two terabyte) barrier for physical storage in modern computers but didn’t take the opportunity to flesh out exactly what it means for the regular consumer out there. In this article I am going to explain why this is important and what you need …

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Windows 7 – No Worries Mate!

I thought I would post about Windows 7 given that in two weeks time, the Release Candidate version (which I happen to run on my desktop) will start shutting down every two hours until it expires on 01/06/2010. I backup my computer daily so for me to format and reinstall isn’t such a big deal …

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