Should I agree with my wife to spend $1000 or more to recover an external hard drive? [more inside]
posted by ljs30
on Feb 26, 2012 -
When I save MS Word docs, a lot of my spacings between words are being eliminated. In just about every sentence, it happens at least once! To be clear, instead of something like "and the", it will say "andthe". Could it be a faulty flash drive? [more inside]
posted by Eiwalker
on Feb 22, 2012 -
Is there a way I can transfer over 4 gigs of data to a new 4 gig Xbox 360 console by using an external hard drive? [more inside]
posted by HostBryan
on Feb 4, 2012 -
We're driving down to LA from the East Bay Area later via I5 next month, and we'd love to get your recommendations on a place to eat on the way. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog
on Jan 30, 2012 -
How can I get my sex drive back? I am a 26 year old male. I don't recall exactly when my problems started, but it's been going on for over a month. I'd like to think that I'm too young still for such a steep drop in libido to be normal. What makes it more worrisome for me is that I have no idea what might be causing it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 29, 2011 -
A windows drive mapping error has ruined my day. Please please please tell me there's some way to recover my data. [more inside]
posted by shiu mai baby
on Nov 11, 2011 -
How does a generally unintelligent, unmotivated and jaded person transform into one of the "competent elite"? [more inside]
posted by identitymap
on Oct 22, 2011 -
Does it make any difference what kind of hard drive I buy to put in an external USB 2.0 enclosure in terms of transfer speed? [more inside]
posted by GuyZero
on Oct 17, 2011 -
The 2TB drive on my server is getting full. I know there are issues with older computers running the 3TB drives. Can I use this drive
with this computer
(E5200 processor, Win7 Pro 64)? If so, do I need to do anything special when I hook it up?
posted by Crotalus
on Oct 13, 2011 -
So I have this dual NAS drive which I thought was pretty cool until a few months ago. I was gone on a short trip and left it plugged in (perhaps unwise).
Anyway when I came back the drive wouldnt mount. As it turns out it some how got corrupted rendering it unreadable... [more inside]
posted by gnash
on Oct 11, 2011 -
After reading through lots of tips and tricks on backing up data on here, I am close to a backup system that really works for me. However, can anyone help me with two things: securing an offsite backup, and backing up a bootcamp partition? [more inside]
posted by This_Will_Be_Good
on Sep 27, 2011 -
Does the Pioneer VSX-921-k surround receiver have a GUI that will work with a large volume of MP3's connected through the USB port? [more inside]
posted by plumberonkarst
on Sep 20, 2011 -
Driving from NYC to DC tomorrow night, looking for food options that are not fastfood at the rest stops along the NJTP or 95. Any good spots that don't involve serious detours? The catch: must have a vegetarian friendly menu. [more inside]
posted by jrb223
on Sep 14, 2011 -
Experiencing the fall foliage in Vermont, by car, from NYC, in 2.5 days. Help me plan! [more inside]
posted by Opal
on Sep 11, 2011 -
I have a 2TB Western Digital "My Book Essentials" external drive for Time Machine that has gone missing. Its icon sat on the desktop till sometime in the last day or two, and now Snow Leopard and Disk Utility can't find it anywhere.
I have rebooted, unplugged/replugged, changed USB ports, changed outlets for its power adapter, etc.
It is still running as usual, nice and quiet with its tiny light on. It still powers up when plugged in. No weird sounds.
I plugged it into a Windows computer and it was recognized as an unreadable USB device (since it is formatted for Mac). So apparently it is still a functional something.
My secondary TimeMachine drive, also a WD My Book, is still recognized and running as usual.
Any help or ideas? Thanks!
posted by methinks
on Sep 2, 2011 -
My wife and I will be driving from Spokane to Salt Lake City soon and were wondering how we should space out our trip, and what there is to see/do/eat along the way. [more inside]
posted by Pruitt-Igoe
on Aug 30, 2011 -
I have a all wheel drive vehicle. A number of years ago all four tires were replaced , they have never been rotated. Now the fronts will not pass inspection but the rears probably have about 40% of tread left. I understand that one can ruin the transfer case if one runs different sized tires on this and many other all wheel drives. I would like to buy two of the exact same tires, which are still available, and put those on the back and put the old tires on the front. Do you think that the difference in diameter between the new tires and the partially worn ones will cause a problem with the drive train?
posted by flummox
on Aug 16, 2011 -
Why is my wireless router WZR-HP-G300NH not mounting my USB External HD?
I'm trying to access my Western Digital My Passport SE external hard drive through the wifi connection on the router. I have it plugged into the USB port on the router and it is powering on, but not mounting.
What have I done wrong?
How can I get this to work?
Does anyone know how to go about accessing the hard drive files once it is mounting properly?
I'll be using my MacBook to access the files and would like to stream my movies wirelessly from the external HD. [more inside]
posted by thatgirl1985
on Jul 22, 2011 -
My computer (Macbook pro 4,1) has a Serial ATA (1.5Gb/s) bus. Can it use a hard drive that has a speed of 3gb/s? [more inside]
posted by radiocontrolled
on Jul 5, 2011 -
My husband and I are trying to plan our first family vacation. We have two very well-behaved boys, aged 3 years and almost 2 years. We really want to do a beach vacation with family friendly attractions like an aquarium, boardwalk with rides, restaurants, etc... and we live near the metro NY area. We have to go the week of July 24th because my husband starts a new job on August 1st. [more inside]
posted by JessTortuga
on Jul 5, 2011 -
I have a laptop that I want to sell. How do I format the hard drive but still keep the OS system. I don't have any software disk or floppy. I want to the computer to be like when I opened it the first day.
posted by Noodles
on Jul 4, 2011 -
Should I just accept that I need to be on SSRIs? Are there other meds that would help me more effectively? [more inside]
posted by whalebreath
on Jun 3, 2011 -
I've got a pile of old Zip disks I'd like to investigate... but modern computers haven't got RS232 interfaces, which is what my Zip drive has. Boo! However, I discovered that my wife has a USB ZIp drive! Yay! But there is a problem... [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit
on May 31, 2011 -
Was fiddling with the eject settings on my laptop (didn't solve my problem, cd is still stuck in the drive no matter what i do), when I decided to reboot out of ubuntu and disable the drive altogether in the BIOS. Now almost as soon as the BIOS appear, everything goes black, though the computer is still clearly on. Help! [more inside]
posted by parkbench
on May 18, 2011 -
I'm going to learn to drive a car. I have never driven a car before (unless you count, like, dodgems). I'm in my late 30s, and have recently moved to a town on the edge of nowhere (in Wales). The idea of driving is beginning to make me nervous. It's a combination of the "it's hard to learn when you're old" thing, the "rural place so no dual carriageways" thing, and the "oh my all those cars seem to go so fast" thing. What can I do to make this easier? Are there any "learning to drive for dummies" books that are worth getting? Or should I just stop panicking, bite the bullet and book myself some lessons?
posted by handee
on Apr 17, 2011 -
Where can I get a pack of four or five 256/512 mb usb flash drives to be used as give-aways? [more inside]
posted by robobrent
on Apr 13, 2011 -
Can you give me an example of what this ridiculously-hard-to-decrypt code might have been? [more inside]
posted by baronessa
on Apr 13, 2011 -
SongFilter: Trying to remember the name and artist of a song, but of course, I don't know the words. Similar to but definitely not "Hey Pretty" by Poe. [more inside]
posted by Mister Fabulous
on Mar 18, 2011 -
Recommend an external hard drive? I'm looking for something in the 500GB range, Windows (XP) format, UBS 2.0 or earlier. Thanks!
posted by The Ardship of Cambry
on Mar 12, 2011 -