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Bluemind Is an Ultra-Lightweight Mind Mapping Application. The Basic Guide to Troubleshooting Common Windows PC Problems. This is a fantastic list, even for the experienced.

The Basic Guide to Troubleshooting Common Windows PC Problems

Often times when troubleshooting - I'll be the first to admit it, I forget the basics. My only addition is for viruses: there is no such thing as overkill when cleaning. My preferred method is this, when noticing a system is seriously infected: 1.) Remove the hard drive from the system and place it as a slave on a "lab" PC that boots from a USB drive 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) It's excessive, but there's some nasty crap out there today. The best way to avoid virii? Just sayin' ProEject Disconnects USB Drives Cleanly and Safely. Why would you not eject the drive?

ProEject Disconnects USB Drives Cleanly and Safely

What benefit does it serve? NTFS is resilient but not immune to corruption, I don't see why you'd take that risk unless the data has no importance whatsoever to you. Data is fully written (because you have a fast USB memory key, as suggested above.. if you have the wtv USB key you bought under 25-30MB/s write speed, then that's a different story)... what is to wait for? The transfer is complete as you see on your screen via Windows progress dialog box, so transfer is complete.

You can see the USB drive LED, stop blinking. Since I jumped to high speed USB memory (which are actually fairly inexpensive, and provide a nice competitive price point, especially when they fall on special), I never had any corrupted data. Then you find the LED blinked just as you started pulling it. Huh? Top 10 USB Thumb Drive Tricks. How to Fix Your Relatives' Terrible Computer.


How to Fix Your Relatives' Terrible Computer

Windows CDs are possibly the most dangerous things a person could get their hands on. I work in a computer repair shop and a good percentage of the system problems we have are caused by morons that installed Windows OVER their recovery partition (I mean, yes, into an ~8gb partition, with their original Windows inactive in the big 150gb partition next to it that they're unaware of), or tried "repairing" it with an old XP Pro Corp CD they had laying around. Turn Your Spare Thumb Drives Into Feature-Packed Giveaway Drives.

Run Your Personal Wikipedia from a USB Stick. Platform and Suite Support. Many of the most common issues that arise when using Platform and Suite are addressed here.

Platform and Suite Support

Please read through the various topics to see if any of them address your question. You can also post a question to one of the forums for the apps within the suite. << Return to the Platform and Suite homepage Platform and Suite Issues Installing the Platform or Suite To install the Platform or Suite, just download the installer for the version you'd like from the Platform and Suite homepage and run it. Using the Platform To start up the Platform, just double-click StartPortableApps.exe in the root of your portable drive. When using any portable software, here are a couple tips: Adding Format Apps to the Menu The Menu can automatically add apps in Format.

Running an App As Admin. USB Flash Drive Comparison part 2 – FAT32 vs NTFS vs ExFAT. Ok, a little while back I ran a somewhat large USB Flash Drive Comparison with 21 drives compared, today I got part two of that comparison.

USB Flash Drive Comparison part 2 – FAT32 vs NTFS vs ExFAT

I’ve taken the 8gig and 4 gig drives, nine in total, and formatted them FAT32, NTFS and ExFAT and ran all of the tests over again for a comparison of how the file systems work on the drives. And yes I truly ran all of the tests over again, I recently upgraded to SiSoft Sandra 2009 SP2, so I needed to re-do all of those tests as well. I’ve been at this for quite some time now, and I’ve got a whole lot of information for you inside.

The reason for this is out of my curiosity and other people mentioned as well why not compare the file systems, so to satiate my curiosity and to give everyone as much information as possible I took a very large chunk of my time and dedicated it to this rather large article. So sit back, relax and continue on, I’ve got tons of graphs for you all broken down and separated by file systems and tests. The drives are: Next is NTFS: Geek to Live: Carry your life on a thumb drive (or iPod)