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Anonymous 15/05/18(Mon)08:52 No. 21785 ID: 04dfea [Reply]

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Hey /halp/, big issue. I have no access to my other windows 7 PC, fuck me. My windows 8 had to be transferred to a new computer with a windows 7 OS, but I noticed a account that I originally deleted is back! (Fuck must be the backup image that kept it in the memory when windows 7 was rolled back, but 8 was total shit).

I happened to notice that I need accessibility to the administrator account in event of emergency, but I have a big issue...

I can't login or reset my password! I tried bootable USB, but I get a "Kernel Panic, not syncing" error. Attempting to kill init. Message if I use it, and I need software to get my account back in.

One other issue before this happened, this tech guy gave me this computer, and did a net user check on the administrator account, hence I'm new to command prompt and never use it as much unless it is necessary for some reason, but without admin access, I can't get to the recovery console because of this:

Account active No

In the recovery console, I see my main admin account (not the built in one), and the account I originally deleted but it returned (It says "User", not the original username it had)

With no access to either one of these three accounts, I can't get in my windows 7 laptop now.

Any guys here good enough to help someone new to this?
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Build advice Anonymous 15/05/08(Fri)06:59 No. 21772 ID: 137efe [Reply]

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First Build. Heavy 3D modeling, rendering, photo/video editing. Occasional gaming.

So far, am I a retard? And what video card should I get? Looking at them all and trying to understand the differences is overwhelming.

Here's what I have planned so far:

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz
Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150
Memory: Samsung (1 x 32GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
Storage: Sandisk Extreme Pro 240GB 2.5 SSD
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (x2)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W ATX
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
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Anonymous 15/05/12(Tue)04:39 No. 21777 ID: 137efe


Finally, a response! Much appreciated.

Thank you for the QVL. I didn't know such a thing existed. And thanks for everything else too. I'm sure I'll be back in this thread to update and get confirmation that I'm not an idiot before I finally pull the trigger.

Anonymous 15/05/12(Tue)05:10 No. 21778 ID: 137efe


As for your towers, I'd definitely go with the NZXT. It's a more clean, cohesive design without decorative junk added to make it look edgy, plus it's got more reviews and a better average score from them.

Anonymous 15/05/14(Thu)02:58 No. 21780 ID: 10d6c2

To be fair, there are only 9 reviews of the Thermaltake case, and most of the bad reviews are written by people who are complete morons.

For example, one guy freaked out because he screwed standoffs into the preinstalled standoffs and, for some strange reason, his motherboard no longer lined up with the backplate.

Anonymous 15/05/13(Wed)15:56 No. 21779 ID: 8af086 [Reply]

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I'm a total noob, so go easy on me.
I bought a Samsung GT-S7580 and a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 and I want to root them. Is it ok to do it through kingo android root or is it not a good software to use? It looks simple and easy to do, I'm too scared of breaking anything to even consider things like Odin or whatever.
Also, I have to unroot my phone before doing a factory reset or it'll brick, right?

RAM Upgrade Anonymous 15/05/09(Sat)22:42 No. 21773 ID: f4bac3 [Reply]

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Need /halp/,

I've got an old PC from 2008, it chugs along nicely but obviously showing its age. I've been speaking to a techie friend of mine and he's suggested that since I don't game or anything putting a bit more RAM in it might be a better way to get some more life out of it rather than splashing out on a new PC. The only thing is I don't know where to start. He's picked out what I need and offered to upgrade it if I'm too scared but obviously I'd like to be able to figure it out myself. I've done some looking round and I've found what could be a great site to get my upgrade but I'm not sure I trust it, I'm always suspicious of 'free' stuff but at the same time I'm not one to look a gift horse in the mouth. Basically I don't know if I can trust them so I'm looking for a 2nd opinion preferably from someone who's used them http://www.downloadmoreram.com/ I'm tempted just to jump in though, even if I wreck the PC I know he'll loan me a spare laptop to tie myself over till I have a replacement.

Thanks for the help guys.

uso da, nano desu Rena-Chan 15/05/09(Sat)22:55 No. 21774 ID: a760a2

if you're trolling, lol.

if not,
im no doctor, but im fairly certain you do not "upgrade" or "download" more RAM.
you have to open up your computer and if it has open RAM ports, pop in some new RAM modules. you can get them from Newegg, Best Buy, any computer website or a few electronics places really. just google "ram module pc" and check it out for yourself. they usually come in 2, 4, 8, 16 GB sticks.
also, i dont think adding RAM will help your aging computer. Random Access Memory is, as is in the name, a type of memory for your computer to use.
i mean it'll improve performance in some areas i guess, if you're pushing it and it doesnt seem to be able to handle it....
but then you might want to go with a new processor, and then you'll keep thinking of ways to improve it and then you'll just end up with a new computer. well, same computer, different parts. is it the same computer? who knows.

the point is, that website is a joke/fake and you're beggin' for a virus. go to Newegg, look up "ram module" buy one, stick it in your computer.
now you have more ram.
it wont make your computer all that much better. i mean it will, but.. potentially.

Anonymous 15/04/25(Sat)03:33 No. 21754 ID: f30433 [Reply]

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Is there a good text editor with windows side by side like this? It would be best if text formatting and saving as doc/docx was available.

Anonymous 15/04/10(Fri)16:20 No. 21720 ID: 3f80a4 [Reply]

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So Firefox decided to act up and not show images after a certain length and/or data intensity of a session.

How do I fix it without clearing caches and risking ruining login data? Please /halp/.

Anonymous 15/04/10(Fri)21:25 No. 21721 ID: 227129

>How do I fix it without clearing caches and risking ruining login data? Please /halp/.
Clearing your cache does not clear login data.
Preferences->Advanced->Network->Cached Web Content Clear now!

Might I also suggest going to your privacy settings and enabling this automatically. Leave the 'saved passwords' option alone though.

Anonymous 15/04/11(Sat)02:15 No. 21722 ID: f9cbd1

Thanks! :3

Memory upgrade problems 15/03/22(Sun)14:43 No. 21685 ID: d94049 [Reply]

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So, gents: I'm trying to do a memory upgrade on a fairly old machine. It's Fujitsu Siemens Amilo pi 3620A; OEM shit of the lowest grade.

It has ms-7504vp-pv motherboard with nForce 630i chipset. Bios is by AMI, version 3.0L according to CPU-Z, listed "2.61" in the setup menu itself.

The board has only two DDR2 slots equipped with two 2Gb/333MHz Hynix sticks. I bought two 4Gb/400MHz sticks by Kingston replace them, and as it could be foreseen, ran into problems.

Why I'm writing you is that my system does not outright deny the chips, instead it will become unstable.

- With both sticks in, the system wont boot outright.
- When memory clock is manually set into 333MHz (667MHz in the menu), the machine will boot but Windows will give blue screen usually during startup, or quickly after. Memtest86 will show large number of errors.
- With single stick at 400MHz the system will boot but will randomly lock sometimes after 5 minutes, sometimes after an hour or two.
- With single stick at 333MHz the system is stable. Both sticks also pass memtest86 individually.

So, what would you suggest? I have rounded up the possible causes to four, from most to least possible:
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Anonymous 15/03/26(Thu)18:48 No. 21706 ID: 22684d


Thanks, man. Plenty of keywords to google with.

Given the the sticks fail memtest86 only after some time at random pattern test, do you thing 630i actually tries to drive them (with address width double the buses are rated for?), or is there some other things that gives the impression of "almost kinda working"?

Anonymous 15/04/06(Mon)23:51 No. 21714 ID: db923a

As a little epilogua to this saga:

I had a chance to test these sticks on a machine that claims to actually support 4gb ddr2 per slot (16gb total), but couldn't get either of them to work at all. So that's that, picky hardware.

Anonymous 15/04/08(Wed)06:41 No. 21716 ID: 10d6c2

As I said, composite DIMMs need to be addressed differently than a non-composite DIMM of the same size.

I would beat whoever sold you those DIMMs about the head vigorously with a large purple horse dildo until they refund your money.

They know damn well that they only work with servers and workstations and not consumer desktops. And if they don't know then they need to find another line of work.

Disk image softwere for Windows Anonymous 15/03/01(Sun)05:30 No. 21676 ID: a13399 [Reply]

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What is a good free program to make disc images out of a hard drive for back up?
I was told to use Drive Snapshot but its not free.

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Anonymous 15/03/14(Sat)12:15 No. 21682 ID: d47e5c

the ultimate boot CD has a whole bunch of them
download the ISO and burn it
then boot from it
it's under HDD, then disk cloning (there should be around 6 or 7 choices

Anonymous 15/03/26(Thu)19:35 No. 21707 ID: 22684d

This. It's simpler to do with the disk unmounted, anyway. Just dd if=/dev/sdb of=/mywindowsbackup.img

(I think sda would be whatever the media the live linux was booted with?)

Anonymous 15/04/07(Tue)17:25 No. 21715 ID: f03305


The culture is different, I give you that, but all that is needed is mostly there, today.

XP and 2000 were a little disappointing in that regard but as the admins cried to Microsoft "we need this stuff", the tools have trickled down to the newer versions of Windows from the server side.

I believe the proper way to do it from the prompt is to creates a system repair disk with 'recimage' and use 'robocopy' to back up the files.

This is for uniquely installed machines, for machines installed from an image the system backup will be from the image.

Correct or forest?

Building PC Anonymous 14/09/30(Tue)13:09 No. 21451 ID: 8badc8 [Reply]

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Hey guys i was just asking which is the best way to build a computer?
All under 1000 bucks is fine (especially for games)
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Anonymous 14/10/01(Wed)00:15 No. 21455 ID: 10d6c2

Buy parts, put parts together, enjoy coverage from individual part warranties.

Or buy prebuilt system from tier 1 manufacturer (e.g. not CyberpowerPC), and have someone to call when shit stops working.

Anonymous 15/03/30(Mon)21:46 No. 21708 ID: a1d58f

It is pretty simple and self explanatory to build a PC.

Things you will need to get up and running:


Things you will want:
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Anonymous 15/03/31(Tue)00:18 No. 21710 ID: 10d6c2

I'm sure after 6 months OP is still waiting with bated breath for a response.

Anonymous 15/02/23(Mon)23:05 No. 21670 ID: b4f861 [Reply]

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Is it possible to create a stored procedure that will pull data from an external hard drive and restore that data to my database? If so how can I do this?

Anonymous 15/02/27(Fri)05:17 No. 21672 ID: 10d6c2

Assuming you're scanning a directory or pulling information from a file periodically, what you probably want is a combination of a cron'd shell script, that actually imports the data into the database, and a stored procedure, that gets triggered by the import (or is scheduled to occur shortly after the import) to manipulate the imported data.

Unless you're talking about periodically restoring the entire contents of the database from a copy that exists on the external drive. Then it'd probably just take a shell script to shut down the database instance, restore the data to the appropriate tables, then start the instance again. Or something similar. Backup/Restore procedures vary greatly between databases. PostgreSQL won't use the same script as Oracle.

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