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HD crash Anonymous 14/11/02(Sun)22:41 No. 21512 ID: 2d01f0 [Reply]

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My external HD just crashed.

I got a weird message saying a file was not working in the HD, and suddenly I couldn't access it anymore. I couldn't turn off/on the pc with the thing plugged in either.

When I connect the HD the system recognizes it but the names of the files don't flash on the screen anymore. And as soon as I try to open it my pc freezes.

Lifehacker site says this is probably caused by "degraded magnetic media" (bad sectors). Says I should let a pro handle it. Is this true? What should I do? I need my data back...

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Anonymous 15/04/28(Tue)05:54 No. 21756 ID: 508709

You could try creating an image of the HD using free digital forensic software like FTK Imager.

Anonymous 15/05/24(Sun)11:10 No. 21787 ID: 4ff726

It's ok OP, just plug in that daily backup of all your important da-oh.

Anonymous 15/10/07(Wed)07:26 No. 21950 ID: f112a4

I had really good success saving a sketchy hard drive (that still spins up) using Spin Rite.


Burn the image to a CD and boot up with it, run one of the auto fix things. It's not free.

Also you can try Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery Professional. It works inside of Windows so you don't need to boot it up. it's also not free.


If this is too confusing, just bring it to a shop.

Buy two HDDs of identical size, make backups often. I use Karen's Replicator by KarenWare. it's free.

Laptop ram adapter to desktop? Clueless PC dude 15/10/06(Tue)03:56 No. 21949 ID: 38b817 [Reply]

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Do these things actually work and if so how's your experience with them? I have to 8 gig laptop ram sticks I want to put in my motherboard.

1000 watt psu problem. Clueless PC dude 15/08/27(Thu)23:33 No. 21922 ID: 38b817 [Reply]

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I have a Corsair HX1000W psu and I just got today GIGABYTE GA-H55-UD3H motherboard. I noticed my mobo needs a p4 mb connector which didn't come with my psu wire case. Does that mean it won't power my mobo because my psu is too powerful or is there a wire that I have to buy to make both parts work together?

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Anonymous 15/08/28(Fri)04:58 No. 21927 ID: 10d6c2

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Yeah, hopefully you didn't do what >>21923 said to do, otherwise you may very well end up frying your board since you're basically plugging the wrong thing into plug.

>>21926 is exactly correct, your PSU included the correct connector.

BTW, this picture is of connectors included with your exact supply. Try checking the wires you think are PCIe power. One of them isn't.

You can split it up into two bits if you need to, though most of the time you can just plug it in with the extra 4 hanging off the side.

Clueless PC dude 15/08/29(Sat)12:14 No. 21929 ID: 38b817

Well found the connector but still not able to turn the power on I hope I didn't fry it appreciate the help/knowledge going to send it in to a PC repair shop.

Anonymous 15/10/06(Tue)03:50 No. 21948 ID: 38b817

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Anonymous 15/09/26(Sat)17:36 No. 21944 ID: 90071c [Reply]

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Android here. Does anyone have experience getting paid apps for free? In-App purchases are easy to hack using Freedom, except server-sided apps, but I have no idea about paid apps. I've read something about using the "refund" option within 15 minutes, and I thought that maybe I could make an apk with removed license verification, did anyone try that?

Anonymous 15/09/26(Sat)18:37 No. 21945 ID: bafaa0

>Does anyone have experience getting paid apps for free?
Yep, download an unlocked version from a 3rd party website, install the .apk and away you go. Google don't actually check if the installed version is legit since it could have been purchased via a third party so it will still roll out the updates and allow you to make in-app purchases in an attempt to keep you tied into their services.

But again, this doesn't work with server-sided apps and there's no way around that.

Anonymous 15/09/26(Sat)18:48 No. 21946 ID: 90071c

There's no unblocked version, I wouldn't be asking if there was. It's not a very popular app.

Anonymous 15/11/26(Thu)19:04 No. 21984 ID: 102cbb

Which app are we talking here? Why do you want it so?

Clueless PC dude 15/09/24(Thu)21:57 No. 21941 ID: 38b817 [Reply]

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Thinking about getting all these what are your thoughts or which parts would you swap? Will this be enough to play fallout 4 on max?

Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card

Anonymous 15/09/25(Fri)04:06 No. 21942 ID: 10d6c2

Since you're talking Fallout 4 and F4 isn't out yet, I'd wait a bit and get Skylake/DDR4 parts instead of Devils Canyon/DDR3 parts. Right now Skylake/DDR4 is gouge city but prices should come down as time goes by (hopefully in time for black friday sales).

Anonymous 15/09/25(Fri)23:47 No. 21943 ID: fc7703

Why get an 980 Ti when you can an R9 Fury for less with better performance and better future-proofing? Fallout 4 isn't built with nVidia Gameworks so there's no actual benefits.

Asus tablet type password to decrypt storage Kay 15/08/24(Mon)04:17 No. 21919 ID: d28cb6 [Reply]

I need help with my Asus tablet
One day I used it and it worked fine then couple days later I turned it on and it went to a screen that says type password to decrypt storage but we never put any passwords on it. I tried hard reset and it don't respond to holding down the buttons it just boots back to the type password to decrypt storage screen. Can someone please help?

Anonymous 15/09/23(Wed)01:35 No. 21939 ID: 34c319

you got virused, nuke that shit man.

Anonymous 15/09/23(Wed)17:08 No. 21940 ID: 21820b

Is right. It's the only way to be sure.

If you're feeling particularly brave and foolish you could try and recover the files. There's several variants of the virus, if you're lucky you can side step the OS and use a LiveCD to access the files directly. If you're unlucky you'll need to use something like PhotoRec to pull the raw data from the disc and bypass the filesystem-metadata. Both of these methods put you at risk of recovering the virus and starting an infinite loop.

My laptop sees every wi-fi except mine clarke 15/09/14(Mon)00:19 No. 21933 ID: 4666f7 [Reply]

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My laptop used to connect to my wi-fi. Two days ago things have changed. Now only my ebook reader and mobile see and connect to my wi fi. I've checked wi fi drivers, restarted computer and router few times. 7chan please help I need to do some work on my phd thesis...

Anonymous 15/09/15(Tue)01:13 No. 21934 ID: ade12b

It sounds like you set your wifi network to be hidden. Try checking your network profile settings and set it to be shown on the wifi list.

I'm not sure if you're using Windows/OSX/Linux/whatever, so try doing a search on Google for something like "unhide wifi [your operating system".

Anonymous 15/09/15(Tue)01:44 No. 21935 ID: ade12b

btw what's your thetans on?

Anonymous 15/09/16(Wed)09:39 No. 21937 ID: 0ab51d

The setting you're looking for is probably labeled BSSID and it's on your router.

Unlock phone Anonymous 15/09/04(Fri)22:05 No. 21930 ID: 1a97a9 [Reply]

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So, I thought it would be a piece of cake to unlock this cellphone I just bought, but I just can't seem to find a free code generator anywhere, I even missed one of 3 tries I think, introducing some fake ass code in it.
My cellphone is a Nokia 208 (I need buttons) and I'm in Argentina. Any tips or ideas or anything?

Anonymous 15/09/12(Sat)03:32 No. 21932 ID: 958a5f

You'll need to get a replacement IMEI code or it can be tracked post. Post the 15-digit IMEI (Dial: *#06#), NOT the 14-digit MEID + network carrier and I'll post possible replacements (if you're paranoid about getting "hacked" leave the carrier and I'll generate non-carrier specific ones (about 120 in all)).

Mouse fuckey Anonymous 15/08/26(Wed)21:00 No. 21920 ID: 776200 [Reply]

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The right button on my old mouse was starting to get a bit borked so replaced it... only to have the cursor dance around like a hoochie girl.
I checked the drivers and also found out that on windows 7 had this problem (and a solution)

but then it started again.
-any idea?
Using win 7 and a generic wired mouse
I replaced it and the problem

Anonymous 15/08/27(Thu)04:51 No. 21921 ID: 10d6c2

Have you tried it on a plain white sheet of paper? Not all surfaces are treated equally by optical mice.

Anonymous 15/08/28(Fri)12:20 No. 21928 ID: 776200

>>No. 21921
I have it on an actual mouse pad.
The desk is kinda fucked up so it needs that.

Anonymous 15/07/31(Fri)20:49 No. 21903 ID: 5af742 [Reply]

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Any ideas on how to create a facebook and activate without using your phone number? I've been looking into trying to setup a free VoIP service to handle it like someone in this video I found did. No luck yet, Idk if facebook just blocks all SIP numbers or whatever (I don't really have much indepth knowledge about phone systems) He was using "Express Talk" maybe I've just set it up wrong.

Reason being for all of this, I just want to make an account to run a page without having to be profiled through things like instant checkmate and other things that comb through connections or what not. I understand this might be a futile situation, but if anyone has any ideas I'd appreciate it.

Anonymous 15/08/20(Thu)23:15 No. 21918 ID: d2eca6

I mean, if push comes to shove just go buy the shittiest tracfone possible and set up an account with that. Depends on how much it's worth to you I guess.

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