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WD HD is read only mode Anonymous 17/07/12(Wed)09:47 No. 22486 ID: 494c89 [Reply]
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I have a Western Digital My Passport Ultra. I was going to back up my stuff the other day, but unfortunately my hard drive is in read only mode for some reason. I tried reformatting it into various partition types but it still throws this error.

Any idea what to do? Reddit's tech support sub is closed for the goddamn protest today, and I have to work for the next five days.


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Anonymous 17/07/13(Thu)06:50 No. 22487 ID: d04e24
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In the future don't buy an hd+case from a manufacturer. Whether Seagate, WD, or Toshiba, they all fucking suck donkey balls and are unreliable as fuck.

More than likely your case is in read only mode because its bridge board suffered some kind of colossal failure, which is annoyingly common on Seagate & WD cases. Extra fun is that many manufacturer cases come with proprietary USB-only drives inside, so you can't just crack it open and transplant it to a normal third party case - the controller ends in a USB port.

If you're lucky its SATA and you can just buy a $15 or $20 case and use it for the 1-2 years before the case fails... and then buy another one for $15-$20. You could also spend $50+ and get a high case that would likely outlast the drive... but it could also fail in 1-2 years.


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wd read only anon 17/11/29(Wed)11:56 No. 22500 ID: 9f3954

did you try the wd tools that came with the drive, load them off onto another usb drive. also, there are a large variety of of free tools on CNET, my favorite is minitools, allows for many variable rechanges




Free space fragmentation... Anonymous 17/09/17(Sun)19:42 No. 22497 ID: 4ae916 [Reply]
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I'm using Perfectdisk Pro. 13.0 and have a large amount of free space fragmentation on my system drive.
I've tried a boot defrag and am currently consolidating free space before I defragment again using their S.M.A.R.T system. but I've done this before and still had the same issue.
Any idea how to remedy this?
(I'm not opposed to using another defragmenter then using PD again)


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Anonymous 17/10/08(Sun)10:17 No. 22498 ID: cab8d4

An honest question here. Given that Perfectdisk hasn't been popular since the days when VAX systems were popular, why have there been two posts on /halp/ referencing it in the past couple months? It's weird. It'd be like discussing TeraTerm, a terminal program for Windows that hasn't been updated since Windows NT 4.

Did you guys penetrate their network and install a payload in their software?




Anonymous 17/07/20(Thu)00:04 No. 22488 ID: 24f88b [Reply]
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I already have a Desktop. Need a laptop that can be bought cheap but then upgraded. I'd like to be able to upgrade the graphics card, hard drive, processor and RAM. I don't mind how bulky it is, I just want to be able to change its hardware and be able to play games in as best graphics as possible when I'm away. I looked up some thinkpads but I can't find anything like this.


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Anonymous 17/07/20(Thu)00:36 No. 22490 ID: 24f88b

>>22489
Well said


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Anonymous 17/07/20(Thu)00:38 No. 22491 ID: 24f88b

>>22489
and thank you for replying


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Anonymous 17/07/21(Fri)19:39 No. 22492 ID: a870df

What you probably want is a business or enterprise laptop, which are typically still fully upgradeable (with the exception of the video card).

If you want to upgrade it cheaply look for laptops that use SATA drives and not PCIe storage, as PCIe storage is typically implemented in a proprietary or soldered-on fashion. M.2 exists but for some reason a lot of laptops are going the proprietary route (probably for the same reason as Apple - planned obsolescence). Maybe licensing costs? Dunno.

If you stick with business and enterprise equipment there's usually a lot of technical documentation available including FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) which basically means parts that companies IT can replace themselves if they buy it from the manufacturer. When you poke around those docs you can determine what hardware is actually inside the system.




Anonymous 17/06/10(Sat)21:22 No. 22475 ID: 4ad78f [Reply]
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help,, my keyboaarrd is ovevrsenssitive
made this post without ccorrecting the mimsstakes so you can see whats goingng ono


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Anonymous 17/06/11(Sun)20:12 No. 22477 ID: ca7e87

Have you tried telling it to stop being a pussy?


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Anonymous 17/06/12(Mon)01:01 No. 22478 ID: 6aad31

Assuming the keyboard hasn't failed (which you can check by plugging in a $10 keyboard), more than likely either you or someone who physically has access to it spilled something on it.

If it's a detached keyboard, like you'd find on a desktop or all-in-one, you can shut the system down, detach the keyboard, let it sit for an hour. Fill up your bathtub part-way with hot water, dump a bunch of dishwashing liquid and squish it around, then dunk the keyboard in and pull it out and flip it upside down and dunk it in and pull it out and let it sit for a couple minutes then repeat the process a few times. Finish by draining your tub then running cold water over the keyboard for several minutes until its stopped blowing bubbles or run soapy white water out for at least a few minutes. Finish by letting it sit for a couple days. You can speed up the process by putting it on end in front of a box fan or the like. Another option is to buy a sufficient quantity of 99% pure isopropyl alcohol to fully immerse the keyboard, swish it around a bit to displace all the water created during the rinse, then pull it out. In a matter of 15 minutes or so the alcohol should have evaporated.

If you're on a laptop you're probably fucked unless you feel like disassembling the laptop to extract the keyboard from it for a similar cleaning process.

Another possibility, assuming you're absolutely sure that nobody has ever spilled anything on it is you've installed a virus and it's hooked into your keyboard driver (e.g. a keystroke logger) and its not working right because most malware authors don't know what the fuck they're doing (which is why they're writing malware). Easiest way to test this is to create linux media on a CD or USB drive and use the "live" environment to see if the problem still occurs.


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Anonymous 17/06/12(Mon)01:56 No. 22479 ID: 6aad31

>>22478
>let it sit for a couple minutes then repeat the process a few times
let it soak for a couple minutes




NVMe Anonymous 17/02/28(Tue)12:25 No. 22446 ID: 43627a [Reply]
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1. Will my Asus Z170 Pro Gaming/Aura mobo boot from an NVMe M.2-PCIe 3.0 SSD? NVMe isn't even referenced anywhere in the manual, so I don't have a good feeling about it.

2. Is it really that likely that I'll have to clock my 3000MHz DDR4 down to auto/2133MHz for it to play nice with NVMe, as I've read is sometimes the case?

3. If booting from an NVMe drive isn't possible, are AHCI M.2-PCIe or AHCI M.2-SATA cards worth the expense, or should I just get a 1.8"/2.5" AHCI SATA SSD?

4. Oh, and Windows 10 does have decent native NVMe drivers now, right?

5. Lastly, is migrating my Win10 install from HDD to SDD just a simple matter of creating a partition table on the SDD and cloning the partition over from the HDD?

Sorry for the fuckload of questions.


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Anonymous 17/02/28(Tue)14:39 No. 22447 ID: 43627a

To anyone who cares: through a lot of googling I've worked out that yes the Asus Z170 Pro Gaming Aura does support NVMe1.1 over M-key M.2Gen3-PCIe3.0x4

http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/mainboard/96166-asus-z170-pro-gamingaura/?page=5
http://www.userbenchmark.com/System/Asus-Z170-PRO-GAMING-AURA/40284
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/solid-state-drives/consumer-ssds/000022677.html


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Anonymous 17/05/30(Tue)09:36 No. 22474 ID: fd96c0

1. yes.
2. wtf no??
3. literally does not matter get the cheapest per gig drive you can that meets the speed specs you want.
4. yes basically full support
5. no, reinstall or you'll be inviting problems.




Anonymous 17/03/10(Fri)01:45 No. 22452 ID: 239da7 [Reply]
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Should malwarebytes be taking this long to do a full rootkit scan? My pictures folder itself has over 3000 or so files with 207 folders and i have 803 gbs of space left from 930.


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Anonymous 17/05/26(Fri)10:57 No. 22471 ID: 0b50ee

>>22452
Wait a minute, malwarebytes isn't a virus?


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Anonymous 17/05/27(Sat)02:28 No. 22473 ID: a870df

>>22471
If you believe Russians who write malware it's a virus.

You'd have to be a fool to do so though.


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Anonymous 17/10/14(Sat)04:05 No. 22499 ID: 18caf2

spybot s&d is the only option.
why do people play with inferior software?




Anonymous 17/05/12(Fri)20:20 No. 22469 ID: e4210a [Reply]
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Does anyone please know how to change the look of Office 2016 to something that is "Windows 7"? (It's really ironic, because at my work, I've got Windows 10 and Office looks 7. At home, I've got 7 and Office looks 10.)


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Anonymous 17/05/26(Fri)19:01 No. 22472 ID: d2a66c

That's Office 2010 in the picture, that's why it looks like windows 7, if you install it on Windows 10 it looks like that too, but i don't know of any office 2010 themes for office 2016




Anonymous 16/01/03(Sun)06:30 No. 22005 ID: df2f3e [Reply]
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I really want to download those paid apps but because they're unpopular, there's no apk online or on Blackmart. Does anyone know how can I download those?

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zeroone.yumoriseki1
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zeroone.yumoriseki2
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zeroone.yumoriseki3
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zeroone.yumoriseki4
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zeroone.yumoriseki5


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Anonymous 17/04/09(Sun)09:02 No. 22467 ID: b5bc80

1. buy them 2. call for a refund 3. ???? 4. profit


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Anonymous 17/04/13(Thu)01:53 No. 22468 ID: a870df

1. wait 1.5 years
2. reply
3. ???
4. profit


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Anonymous 17/07/01(Sat)00:42 No. 22482 ID: ca7e87

>>22468
Maybe he has a slow connection.




Anonymous 17/03/21(Tue)06:59 No. 22455 ID: 239da7 [Reply]
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This is gonna be hard to explain, but i'll do the best I can. Basically, I have a desktop computer, but it doesn't have a wifi card. Because of this, I use an ethernet chord and connect the desktop to a laptop. This laptop has a wifi card, which is connected to a router wirelessly. There are certain restrictions with my place of living which restrict me from connecting the computer straight to the router. Is there some sort of way i could use a vpn on my desktop to mask my ip? I know I could run a vpn on the laptop and it would work, but the laptop is really damn slow and i don't want to go through the trouble of installing the vpn on it. It's fedora 23 btw, and my desktop is windows 10.


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Anonymous 17/03/22(Wed)01:53 No. 22461 ID: 239da7

>>22459
Also, I could try to get rid of the graphics card completely and just use my motherboard so i could install the adapter(i wouldn't really want to considering it would probably hurt the cpu to process that much), but every time i've tried that the monitor just goes black and I can't get it to work.


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Anonymous 17/03/24(Fri)02:33 No. 22462 ID: 5a53ee

Personally I don't trust free VPN services - it costs money to run a VPN server and provide bandwidth and they've got to pay for it. The obvious way to do it is to monetize your traffic. So I don't know if there is a free VPN service that supports double or triple NAT without any router changes - my gut says no, simply based on the way VPN is supposed to work, but I simply haven't looked. There may be a free VPN service that spies on your data that cuts the necessary corners so that you wouldn't have to make any router changes. Since you seem adverse to making changes on your laptop creating the necessary fixup rules are probably out.

Your ideal solution would be to have the desktop directly on the network. Assuming you have a USB 3.0 port I really don't see the harm in getting a USB adapter, it should be reasonably fast and work about as well as an internal NIC.

I don't know why your motherboard video doesn't work, perhaps you disabled motherboard video in the BIOS/UEFI. On my ASUS board I have the option to disable it, enable it, and enable it when a video card is present. At work on my prebuilt I have no options - it's enabled when a video card isn't present and disabled when one is present. i7 4790K vs i7 4770, both include a GPU, but the options in BIOS/UEFI are a bigger difference... OEMs never expose as many.


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Anonymous 17/04/04(Tue)22:27 No. 22465 ID: 1d7577

Am I missing something, can't you just connect your PC to your laptop via ether and share your wireless connection with it?

The router shouldn't be able to see the PC as the only directly connected device is the laptop so unless they're sifting and snooping through your traffic you'll be fine.




Alternitve to Down Them all Anonymous 17/03/27(Mon)00:07 No. 22463 ID: 35b735 [Reply]
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This highly useful addition to both Firefox and Pale moon has stopped working.
I am running firefox 43.0.1 and Palemoon 27.2.0 and have tried both 2.0.19 and 2.0.18.1-signed.1-let-fixed with shit results.
Is there anything that will allow me to download images / pdf's etc as easily?


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Anonymous 17/03/27(Mon)09:15 No. 22464 ID: e7035a

Have you considered running an ESR release of Firefox and a current version of DownThemAll?

Why are you interested in ensuring your system gets infected?




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