This all started when I asked a seller on Kijiji to post a screenshot of the TBW of a Western Digital SSD.
I figured it would be right there in the overview page or the SMART data. Nope.
I guess the cryptic health score is fine, but it's puzzling (and a little irritating) that WD would obscure...
Today—on a whim—I checked one of my NVMe drives (WD Blue 1TB) to see how it was wearing.
The WD Dashboard app doesn't show TBW but it reports SMART data.
The value it shows is "3340658 Data Units Written", which I took to mean "Total LBA written".
The problem with 3,340,658 x 512 LBA sectors...
Eight months on and I've realized that I neglected to report back on how I got Steam to run as admin.
The solution—after some trial and error—was to create a shortcut and in the target to type:
C:\Windows\System32\runas.exe /user:DESKTOP-UFI6199\Administrator /savecred "C:\Program Files...
I also tried booting into a command prompt from the Windows 10 installer and running sfc /scannow, chkdsk and bootrec with various switches.
I checked the disk partitions using diskpart and things looked pretty messed up so I think it's time for the nuclear option.
My nephew got a MAR-refurbished T480s which came factory-reset and already logged into Windows.
While I was setting it up I absent-mindedly performed the following actions in User Managment console in this order:
1. Added a password to the default Administrator account. Hit Apply
2. Renamed the...
I set my nephews up with User accounts on their bedroom computers.
This is fine for the most part but once a week or so Fortnite tries to update. This requires admin privileges and hence adult/Admin involvement.
I've tried creating a Fortnite shortcut using 'runas' but this apparently hasn't...
The previous configuration involved a DSL modem in the garage and there was no cable running between the office and garage so it's hard to compare. Anyway, right now we're using the Mercku as the primary router, which kind of sucks because the firmware is very basic but it also hasn't dropped...
My Hitron CDA-35 cable modem (available only through ISPs; purchased from Rogers) reports a WAN and gateway IP addresses that bear no resemblance to my public IP.
The modem's IP addresses are in the public address space; why would the ISP give me one IP to connect to them and then another to...
My internet's been going out daily since I configured the network as in the image below, and I'm darn near my wits' end trying to figure out what's going on.
The outages come once or twice a day, without out apparent rhyme or reason or correlation to any of my activities.
When an outage occurs...
Yeah, I remember that 100% fan thing from a decade ago. It was pretty hilar back then as a non-Mac-PC user.
This is the first I've heard of an embedded whitelist, however. I had always heard that it was the presence of a thermal sensor that made the difference.
I downloaded an app called Macs...
I posted this earlier today on the MacRumors forum.
This morning I followed OWC's tutorial video and installed an old Samsung EVO850 SATA 500GB SSD into a mid-2011 27" iMac i5.
I used a generic Chinese SATA cable from eBay, with no in-line or other kind of thermal sensor because I was led...
Is this legit?
As in, is it compiled by a well-meaning individual without malicious intent?
At first glance it passes my BS filters but I thought I'd get a differential diagnosis.
Thanks for the offer, Clocker.
We ended up going with a product from a newer company called Mercku. It's been several months and so far I'm rather displeased. It's not particularly speedy, nodes disappear and gaming lag is pretty terrible. It also suffers from what feels like bufferbloat and...
1) Yes, but cable is replacing ADSL, which should be gone by month's end.
2.2) I don't know what the subnet mask is.
3) Yes. DHCP range is 192.168.127.100–199.
5) Yes. DHCP range is 192.168.1.11–31 (although once DSL goes away the Archer C7 will be...
I mean that password access to the modem has (apparently) been disabled by (presumably) Rogers Cable, and thus the management console is unavailable. Accessing the modem at its LAN IP address presents a password-less guest overview page of little utility.
I've been hounding my ISP for admin...
Hmmm... It could be a /16.
The sticker on the back doesn't specify. I don't have management access to the modem and the guest overview doesn't provide that information.
Is there any other way of finding out?
Aside from one old iMac (and some recreational VM-ing on my part) this is a Windows 10 household.
Tracert shows a single hop to modem; predictably, through the Mercku (for which my dislike is increasing what with its instability and snowflake temperament).
The modem doesn't show up in the ARP...
We're switching from DSL to Cable.
Until I wire everything in I plugged a Mercku mesh router directly into the cable modem, as you can see in the diagram.
The modem's LAN IP is fixed at 192.168.100.1 (even though we purchased the modem we don't get management access :mad:).
The Mercku router is...
My guess is that the netbook became unusably slow with Windows installed (which was par for the course with those machines) and someone installed Lubuntu in, like 2010, and it was never updated.
My hope is that I will be able to walk them through it on a voice call.
A friend of a friend 9000 miles away is running Lubuntu on an ancient Packard Bell netbook.
During an update (today?) the machine kernel-panicked and won't boot. My friend's friend human-panicked; I got the call and a bunch of screenshots.
I would gladly muscle through this if I was there in...
Okay, something is going on but I don't know if it's malicious, anymore. In fact, I'm suspecting a failed Windows update.
The system is booting from the wrong volume. Somehow the drive letters got swapped and the HP SSD EX920 I installed as the system drive has become Drive F, while the Seagate...
Now I'm noticing that there were a whole lot of failed Windows updates and a pending restart. Also, the desktop folder, which is on a second drive, is still intact, but it's no longer assigned as desktop. Perhaps an update failed and reset the user account to some default state, and reverted the...
Nope, scratch that again. Today she woke up and there were chrome tabs open with Clonezilla and Paragon open. Her taskbar icons are gone and desktop cleared. AOMEI Backupper and EassUS Todo Backup and Macrium Reflect have all been installed (although I'm not sure what an attacker would want with...
Scratch that-- I just found the working misspelling. It was only one letter off but it was clearly changed because I know what it used to be and what it is now. She swears up and down that she wasn't prompted for a password change, and that the kids don't know her password so how it changed is...
Windows 10 on my sister's Lenovo E585 suddenly stopped accepting her password.
The Windows login recovery security questions have changed, as well, to ones that I don't remember choosing.
I thought maybe the input language had changed but it has not.
She was running as an administrator with full...
I currently have two wireless APs serving the house; the primary one in the garage (ground floor) and a secondary one in the basement. They both share an SSID and password but moving about the house necessitates manually disconnecting/reconnecting to maintain signal strength. This can get...
Today Windows Update greeted me with a new message:
It's almost as though Microsoft heard my cries and reached out to assure me that this machine is still in the update queue.
I have not been forsaken!