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Xbox RRoD really sucks

December 27, 2008 EverythingTech 1

My Xbox 360 displayed the 3 Red Ring of Death (RRoD) last week and I’m understandably perturbed. Now I’m no stranger to the RRoD (this is my third), but in the previous instances the Bestbuy warranty allowed me to simply exchange the defective unit no questions asked. I figured after […]

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ASUS AN8 SLI Deluxe not booting

December 17, 2008 admin 0

The other day I rebooted my system and it would not boot up all the way. The last message it was hung at was the ACPI check. When I am troubleshooting I remove all unnecessary devices. When I removed my USB Sansa mp3 player, the system booted normally. This may […]

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WoW: Wrath of the Lich King

December 7, 2008 admin 0

My brother-in-law and I waited, with many other devoted gamers, at GameStop to get my copy of the World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Expansion Pack at midnight last night. We first went to a popular GameSpot nearby and waited dutifully on line with the other WoW addicts. […]

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Automatic Updates Failed. Error number: 0x8DDD0018

October 30, 2008 admin 1

I attempted to update a windows 2003 server using windows update but I go the following error: [Error number: 0x8DDD0018] The site cannot continue because one or more of these Windows services is not running: ·    Automatic Updates (allows the site to find, download and install high-priority updates for your […]

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Forgot your administrator password?

August 30, 2008 admin 0

If you work with Windows servers, you will eventually lock yourself out of the server by forgetting the administrator password. There are a few different ways to reset the password but I have found the NTPasswd utility to be the most reliable. I have used the NTPasswd utility many times […]

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Open the Targus DEFCON 1 Cable Lock in 15 Seconds

August 11, 2008 admin 1

My job provided me with the Targus DEFCON® 1 Retractable Cable Lock for my work laptop. It looked bulkier than other laptop locks but I was surprised that within a few minutes I had discovered how easy it was to open. Applying firm and constant pressure on the release button […]

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Solid State Drive Do’s and Don’ts

June 2, 2008 EverythingTech 1

I was just looking at the new Asus Eee PC and realized that it has a solid state hard drive in it like an Apple iPod nano . Then I saw a Hak5 episode that talked about data recovery on a solid state drives and how it differs from primarily […]

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Driving Game Racing Wheel Setup on a Budget

June 1, 2008 EverythingTech 0

What do you get when you strap an Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel to a chair with some bungie cord? Some kind of driving game rig I can’t even begin to describe. But it works! My brother set this up when he couldn’t take the steering wheel moving around on […]

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Remote Assistance / Remote Control revisited

May 30, 2008 admin 0

Back in March I wrote about single click remote control but I found another quick and dirty way  to provide remote assistance. Hamachi! No, not tuna. Hamachi is a VPN solution that does not require you to setup any sever or open any ports and best of all, the standard […]

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How To Setup Single Click Remote Control Support

March 1, 2008 admin 1

If you’ve ever had to help friends or relatives with computer problems over the phone this will help you get them out of you hair faster. Ultra VNC SC lets you control a users desktop without having the user do anything except double click a file. Here’s how: To set […]