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CHANGED HARD DISK POWER CABLES

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I was using SATA extensions for the 3 hard disks cages I have installed. Hard disks do not use a lot of power except when the machine is cold started or rebooted The BIOS enumerates all storage devices to find the operating system. Looking at the PSU it shows 3.3V use as zero. The reason …

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NETWORK BOX REBOOTED

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The HiTron CGNM-2250 stopped working but I was able to login and reboot the unit. Not sure what the problem with it can be as the box should be thermally stable etc. Basically the internet became unavailable which was immediately noticed. Apparently these low cost cable internet boxes are hit and miss as to their …

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USB CONTROLLER RESOURCES EXCEEDED

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It seems that the defect in the USB subsystem in Windows 10 is surfacing in Windows 11 as well. When this error is spawned its very advisable to reboot the machine immediately. The X570 box is usually stable suggesting a transient error. There is no error code to help with guidance to identify the cause …

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DISK MAINTENANCE 2021

Hard disks today are different from the disks I first used on a mainframe, They are smaller now than the old mainframe 15″ models but they work the same way. A while ago drive managed shingled hard disks surfaced in the market without disclosure. People unwittingly stuffed them, in NAS boxes and servers only to …

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REMASTERED GAMES GALORE

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In recent years more and more games have been remastered. Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light both were enhanced by the develop for 64-bit. Metro Exodus also was enhanced with NVIDIA hairworks and RTX etc. The original Metro 2033 and Metro last light are DVD9 disks so they are not too demanding for storage on …

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9/11 TWENTY YEARS ON

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Nobody can forget the carnage of 9/11, it is eteched indelibly into the memories of everyone. The sorrow is outright unbearable. More than 20% of Americans are too young to know the world before 9/11. Bush immediately was moved to the secure war room in case of futher attacks. The area that would come to …

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ONGOING STANDBY, BOOT AND SHUTDOWN ISSUES

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Recently I installed a new BIOS on the X570 box which I was hoping would address some issues. Windows 11 has weekly updates so its has become more stable. Machine has long used secure boot and I only just enabled the TPM on the R5 3600 to satisfy the demands of WIndows 11. Secure boot …

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THE NEW STEAM LOADER IMPROVEMENTS

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Steam has made several changes to their Loader that make it much better than it was. The only problem is that the old displayu of games in the library was easier to work with on a UHD display compared to the existing design. First the new downloads is easier to drag the game into the …

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BEATS SOLO 3 DAMAGED

I have had to Beats Solo3 for my entertainment needs, Unfortunately they seem to be problematic with the cover on the styrophone pads. The photograph shows the problem. It started off with a minor detachment and it has since become more substantial. I am wondering if the position of the power button may be in …

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GIFT CARD SCAMS

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A string of scams are taking place asking people to make payments over the phone for things such as taxes, hospital bills, bail money, debt collection, and utility bills. The scams are committed using many methods, including gift cards. As the fraudsters are sometimes requesting codes from Apple Gift Cards, App Store & iTunes Gift Cards or Apple Store Gift Cards, we want …

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