I spent the weekend by hunting down the reason a computer was running sluggishly. I noticed that the system would wait at the Microsoft Windows XP splash screen for a couple of minutes while starting up. I activated the task manager just as the desktop was being displayed. According to the information that it provided, […]
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Either it has been a really slow news week, or I’ve gotten faster at processing news from multiple news aggregators. I’ve been getting to the office early in the morning, and the content of /. and other popular news sites just did not give me my fill of reading for the morning. I began wondering […]
When most hope was lost, a firmware upgrade brought results. After resolving a character set problem with cdrecord through a downgrade, I received a “0x30 Qual 0x05 (cannot write medium – incompatible format) Fru 0x0” error and thought the problem was with the DVDs that I had just purchased. The DVD burner identified itself as […]
A Seagate drive and Maxtor drive failed over the week. Now that Maxtor is Seagate, I’ll be sending both drives to the same company for replacement. I can only hope that they return drives that are remanufactured or better, before the Seagate drive that is currently knocking away in my desktop fails.