It takes Coco the unknown hacker a few minutes to walk throughout your neighborhood to find neighbors who have open WiFi hotspots and if a hacker is intelligent enough to hack your system. Can you imagine how easily it will be to also get your personal information. These are a few little things users of WiFi should be aware of just in case another Coco one day decides to invade your neighborhood.
Want to know what things can easily mess up your computer. Here is the list and you'll be surprised on what can cause your computer to act awkward. If you prefer not be bothered in keeping up with your computer problems. Check into Pc Maestro Inc maintenance plans to cater to your computer needs.
It looks like Android virus just became viral via texting. Not only will it easily install on your device but the heart app will continue to steal and infect others as well. Let's just say that this is the beginning of more android viruses to come.
Here's the real reality of sleeping. The pro's and con's of having a good night sleep. In the long run understanding this concept will hopefully make your a more productive responsible person.
But what do I know, I am a techie.
I am not telling you that all landlords are bad, but some of them sure win the day when it comes to treating their tenants like decent human beings. Being a landlord is no picnic but a responsible and honest landlord will eventually lead to good tenants.
Here are somethings to look out for when renting with a landlord.
Worried that your company website has been hacked or that hackers breached your companies information to expose your customer's information. This new website helps to notify you with a price but it's minimal compared to loosing your companies reputation.
Want to be noticed with a unique business card. Try this USB business card with a USB attached to it and you'll be surprised on how many people keep on using your business card. This option is a definite keeper for those companies that always wants other people to remember their name.
Great site to go to for information on types of skimmers out there in the real world. Although many times it's hard to tell the fake ones from the real ones. You'll be surprised at what thieves to now-a-days to get your credit card information. Knowledge is power.
Yes MIT recently used a technique that uses Wi-Fi signal to see through people thru walls. Similar to those Hollywood movie flicks. And how the technology can be used seems to go into the direction of medical. Maybe one day we will be able to see broken bones of individuals without operating.
This looks exactly how MP3 downloading started now with movies. So let's say you don't want to risk downloading movies or music. Now you want to penalize user's who stream? Sounds like the movie industry who is bulking millions on Neflix still wants to try to be in control. In the World Widw Web that's going to be very difficult to do. And my suggestion to them is to figure out on new ways to make money.
Here's a Linux desktop experience trying to take over the Windows market. Linux still has much more to do, but they are definitely in the right track to try to win users confidence. As Microsoft Win
dows life expectancy reaches it's end. It's companies like Linux and new start-ups that's going to take over where Microsoft left off.
Want to try it out, it's simple just download the ISO and run it.
This new unblocking tracking tool is worse than having cookies. Let's just say that once your instal it you will have a difficult time trying to remove it. Some say that this software was just for research but it's definitely gray-ware.
Windows 7 has it's good days and bad days. I just still don't get it why Microsoft hasn't still fixed this problem. But when you try to map some print drivers on some computers you get that Windows cannot find the .inf files. In reality you may not ever be able to find these files and here's the simple fix to connecting the printer on your network.
Install the printer driver with the provided downloaded pack.
Go to network and try to find the PC with the printer. You should see the printer.
Go to Control Panel & Printers and click "Add printer". Choose "Local printer". DON'T choose "Local port", choose instead "Create new port". Click next and pops up, asking for a text. Write here \\server\Canon123. Be careful:
two backslashes (as written in the other window's address bar when you checked servers computer)
exact printer name (as seen when you checked servers computer's printer)
no backslash at the end
Click the OK's and Next's, the printer should work correctly afterwards.
Here's a great program for those user's who have photo's and video on instagram. It helps you easily download them and save them with just a click. Now saving your favorite pictures will be just as simple as uploading them online.
It looks like Windows 8 verdict is out. It's just plain sucks. And with this Microsoft suddenly removes this software from the market. Wow huge surprise or maybe this is a reality check that the software was doomed from day one.
All that you can do from now is wait for Windows 10.
This handy link from time to time always saves the day for me, especially when your trying to fix that computer that just will not go smoothly. When in doubt and when things go wrong. Start with the basics until you go to a place where you feel comfortable.
The Windows system utility CHKDSK is a powerful and useful tool in diagnosing and repairing certain types of disk problems. I'll review several ways to run it, and try and describe what it does.
CHKDSK has been around since before the days of Windows. This utility has in some ways changed dramatically for new environments and new disk formats. Yet in other ways, it’s pretty much the same old disk checking utility that we’ve been using since the days of DOS.
Regardless of its age or origins, CHKDSK is an important tool for disk maintenance and recovery (in some cases) from a variety of disk-related issues.
Let’s run CHKDSK.
CHKDSK on a non-system drive
The simplest usage of CHKDSK is on a drive that is not your system (Windows) drive.
In Windows Explorer, right-click on the drive that you want to check:
Click Properties. In the resulting dialog box, click the Tools tab:
Click the Check now… button.
There are two options presented before CHKDSK begins its work:
Automatically fix file system errors. If not checked, CHKDSK will simply report but not fix any problems that it finds.
Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors. This is a more time-consuming scan of the disk that I’ll discuss below.
In general, the default setting is fine when you suspect that there is a problem that needs to be fixed.
Click Start and you may then get this message:
CHKDSK can only check or repair a disk when it is the only program using that disk; even the rest of Windows cannot be accessing the disk while CHKDSK does its job. Forcing a dismount makes that happen. If a program is actually accessing the drive or files on the drive about to be dismounted, the old “results are unpredictable” phrase applies. Programs may simply notice and do the right thing, they may crash, or something in-between.
That’s why the common advice is to close most programs when running CHKDSK or at least make sure none can access the drive you’re about to check.
Click Force a dismount and CHKDSK begins its work.
Eventually, this is the message that you hope to see:
“See details” displays a log of CHKDSK’s activity. Any errors to be repaired would be listed here.
CHKDSK on a system drive
Remember how I said that CHKDSK requires exclusive access to the drive in order to be able to repair it? And that even Windows can’t be accessing the disk?
That presents a problem when you want to CHKDSK the system drive – typically your C: drive. If Windows is running, then by definition, it accesses the system drive nearly constantly.
The solution is to run CHKDSK before Windows runs.
If you attempt to CHKDSK your system drive instead of getting the option to dismount it (not something that can be done while Windows is running), you’ll get this message offering to run the CHKDSK before Windows is loaded the next time that you reboot.
Click Schedule disk check. Now, reboot your machine. As the machine reboots, you’ll see something like this before Windows loads:
Once completed, Windows will load normally.
Getting the results of a scheduled CHKDSK
A very common question is where to get the results of a CHKDSK that ran before Windows started. There’s no pause, and the information shown above disappears as soon as Windows starts to boot.
Run the Event Viewer by clicking Start, and then Run, (or type Windows Key + R). Enter in eventvwr and click OK:
In Event Viewer, click the Application log under “Windows Logs”, look for the line item that ends with Wininit (for Windows Initialization) and has “Checking file system on C:” in the lower General tab.
To make reading the results easier, just double-click on that Wininit line.
The scrolling box near the top contains the results of CHKDSK that scrolled past on the screen before Windows loaded.
CHKDSK via command line
CHKDSK is a command-line tool. All of the options above simply run that same tool in some way that captures its output.
You can do that directly yourself.
Click on Start, All Programs, Accessories, and then right-clickCommand Prompt.
Click Run as administrator becauseCHKDSK does require administrative access to do its job.
In the Command Prompt, type:
…to run CHKDSK with the “/F” or “fix” parameter. Without /F, CHKDSK will simply report but not repair any errors.
As you can see, the example above checks the D: drive and just as in the windowed interface, CHKDSK must dismount the drive before it can be checked.
If you run CHKDSK against the C: drive:
…it similarly requests that the CHKDSK be scheduled at the next reboot.
So what does CHKDSK check?
It’s difficult to describe exactly what information it is that CHKDSK checks without getting lost in the geekery of filesystem details and hard disk layout. Essentially, it checks the organizational and overhead information on a hard disk that allows Windows to locate and access the files stored on that disk.
One analogy might be to think of a hard disk as a kind of simple telephone book.
By default, CHKDSK reads through all the listings and makes sure that they all have a name and a properly formatted telephone number. If a street address is present, CHKDSK might also ensure that the address is also properly formatted and represents a real address in the area that the phone book is supposed to cover.
If problems are found and CHKDSK has been asked to repair things, then it might take actions like removing invalid phone numbers or perhaps adding a proper area code or country code that was supposed to be there in the first place, but only if it can infer from other information what the right answer should be. Similarly, it might try to fix a physical address but has the option of removing that information if it can’t come up with what it should have been.
In fact, it’s possible for CHKDSK to simply remove entries that are so garbled that its proper values can’t be figured out.
Scanning for bad sectors? That’s sort of like calling every phone number in the book and making sure that it rings through to a real phone. It might not be the right person answering, but the phone number works at some basic level.
Scanning for bad sectors
Normally, CHKDSK simply checks that the information stored on the disk is correct. There’s a fair amount of overhead information that tells Windows where files are located and how they’re actually stored and distributed around the disk media. CHKDSK uses it’s knowledge of what this information is supposed to look like to ensure that’s it’s correct and try to fix it when it’s not.
Scanning for bad sectors is another thing entirely. When this option is selected, CHKDSK actually reads the entire disk, not just the overhead information. As a result, a bad sector scan takes significantly longer than a simple CHKDSK.
As CHKDSK reads, it notices if those reads actually succeed. When they do not, it marks the area that failed as “bad” so that they system won’t attempt to write more information into those areas with problems.
It’s important to note that this scan doesn’t test whether the data found is good or valid: only that it can in fact be read.
As we saw earlier, scanning for errors is a simple checkbox when you run CHKDSK from Windows Explorer. For those that prefer the command line, it’s the “/R” – repair – option.
When to CHKDSK
Normally, CHKDSK only need be run when a problem is suspected.
In particular, a scan for bad sectors only needs to be done once you’ve actually encountered a bad sector – usually in the form of a bad read, write, or explicit CRC error. CHKDSK will do what it can, but most importantly, it will remove the bad area from use.
Running CHKDSK to simply check the validity of the file system is a quicker operation and it’s not unreasonable to run it every-so-often, particularly if your machine has been crashing. In most cases, Windows will actually force a CHKDSK after a system crash or improper shutdown. This is done not to fix the cause of the crash (although in some cases it could), but rather to fix any disk-related issues that may have resulted from the crash.
What CHKDSK won’t do
While we talk about CHKDSK “repairing” a hard disk, it is not a data recovery tool per se. It’s job is not to recover lost or damaged files, but to ensure that the information currently on the disk is in a consistent and safe state.
When it comes time to search for files accidentally lost or deleted, then you need to use tools like Recuva and similar.
If you’re trying to recover data from a hard drive that has a persistent media problem or is so damaged that a CHKDSK scan for bad sectors can’t help, then a tool like SpinRite might be your only option.
Looking for a free remote desktop software that you can use hopefully forever. This company is giving out Beta software for free with the chance for you to always use the software even after it gets finalized. Not bad for a freebie.
This pretty handy device is made to push your text messages in areas where cell phone signals tends to get lost. It's a pretty nice idea with a hefty price. I can see myself buying this device unless I am traveling to remote places and always in need of communication. But there is room for improvement and integrating within cell phone devices.
If you ever wonder how to fix this copy of Windows not being Genuine. Here it goes. It's a real pain to get this service to work and for some it's just a nightmare because most of the times something fails. But if you get in trouble trying to activate windows the trick it to reset your copy of windows by going to the run cmd and typing "slmgr /rilc" and rebuild the activation tokens.
Microsoft recently increased there onedrive terabyte to user's at home, personal and universities. It's there way of pushing more user's to the cloud. In the end hopefully their free generosity will pay off.
Your WiFi is working and then all of a sudden it looses it's connection. Only to constantly go on and off. Well it could easily be the power saver option on your computer. The best way to fix this is to tweak the power setting for the wireless adapter to use maximum performance while using the battery and see how things change drastically.
Doesn't matter how many times I see this video. I am convinced that I can do it. So if your in the same page that I am in. You should take the chance and try to fix it yourself and save the extra cash for Apple accessories.
There's no end to Microsoft Windows 8 losing operating system market share. Windows 8 still has not achieved it's goal in winning corporate satisfaction and users still prefer Windows 7 instead of Windows 8. As for the future of Windows is still on the rocks.
You figured they would get it together when Windows 8 came out and customers refused to upgrade. Now even with the 8.1 Update user's opinions are still the same. I guess some companies just never get it.
Get ready for visual story telling. Looks like a group of Microsoft ex employee's are gambling on the future of story telling to the mobile market. If their gamble is right. You could see a new way of storying telling via online media the social media way.
Great idea and good concept for the new generation to adapt and learn.