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So my new Asus UX305 has just arrived. I charged the battery till full and I'm now using the laptop. I'm planning to switch it off very soon, and then it occurred to me, do I have to break in the battery, or can I just use it as normal …
by Violet_82 35 in Hardware ()
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Is it possible to create our own hosting using a server computer with good hardware configuration. If we install Linux server or Microsoft server edition like OS inside a computer, will it turn into hosting Server like Hostgator, godaddy etc. For example, If we create a website inside a localhost, …
by panduranga_1 in Linux and Unix ()
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Hello everyone. I realize that this may be an elementary question, but all of my searches for answers have not given me a satisfactory result. In my ubuntu server machine, I typed in [after examining my stty settings] `werase='^I'` as I was configuring the terminal to my likings. All was …
by Nathan_6 in Linux and Unix ()
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1.Does a Router also have a MAC address or just IP? 2.how does a router recognize a Switch because switches don't have IP address? 3.is it using the MAC? if so do routers deal with both network and data link layers? thanks
by silvercats 10 in Networking ()
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Online file hosting. I click "Upload File". I select correct file. I click "Open". File gets uploaded. I log out. What else does hosting get to know? (besides name, modification timestamp, creation timestamp, content, extension and length of upload file etc.) Assuming running Linux Ubuntu/Arch/Whatever, on Mozilla Firefox or any …
by A_6 in Linux and Unix ()
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Hey there! I have a problem with my computer. When I start my pc, it loads fine, I can go to the BIOS, it passes the POST successfully and so on. I can run the Hiren's Boot CD with no problem and it doesn't lose signal or shuts down, but …
by RafaelSousa.13 in Hardware and Software ()
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Good day, I have been trying to enable dotnet 3.5 on my laptop which is running Windows 10.I have tried the following solutions from the internet with no success: 1. Enable the feature from control panel 2. Downloaded the DotNetFx35Client and DotNetFx35.exe installs but they are end up trying to …
by professor123 in Hardware and Software ()
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Help! My laptop light where the pancake things are is blinking and i'm scared what has happened.
by mycomputer444 in Hardware and Software ()
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Hello Daniweb Community, I'm wanting to know if anyone has an idea on how to distribute wifi throughout a motel? The idea I got is kind of simple but the thing is how do I set certain bandwidth of guests/rooms? so when a guest checks in they are given like …
by joshl_1995 22 in Networking ()
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Good day I am experiencing issues with Microsoft Excel 2013 32- bit running on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. Whenever I start Excel or switch to it from another program the following error message pops up: "An unexpected error occured: Object reference not set to an instance of an object" To …
by Etienne_1 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Is there any program for boosting my headphones i have searched on internet but all i get is the same steps (right click on volume>Playback Devices > Properties>Enhacements> Enable Sound Equalizer)
by Stefan_1 -3 in Microsoft Windows ()
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hai am new to linux.i like to learn from this forum
by reenabiew in Linux and Unix ()
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Good Day DaniWeb Users, I'm having hard time to mount my 3 TB External Hard Drive/Disk I do mount my external hd using this command.. sudo mount /dev/sdc1 /media/Archive/ I do df -lh and seen my mounted device. Here is my Problem: 1. When I enter fdisk -l ~ I …
by zelrick -1 in Linux and Unix ()
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I have an HP 7600 tower. When I try to commect a microphone, the Recording tab on the Sound window says "No audio devices are installed." Right clicked to show hidden and disconnected devices. None found. Troubleshoot recording could not find the trouble. Speaker Driver tests as the current driver: …
by MidiMagic 579 in Hardware ()
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I keep getting the following error when using certain websites: "The connection has been reset." I never see it with other websites. Does this indicate a bad internet connection, something wrong with the website, site overload, or a denial of service attack?
by MidiMagic 579 in Hardware and Software ()
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My brother has Windows XP with a large number of art programs that don't work in newer versions of Windows. Last thrusday, he got a an art file from a colleague with a .rar extension. He downloaded WinZip to open it. It would not open the art file. Now the …
by MidiMagic 579 in Microsoft Windows ()
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How can I tell if my emachines monitor is the problem or if it's the cord. The monitor (which is about1 1/2-2 years old) all of a sudden quit working so I bought a new power cord (in the meantime I used an older monitor) which worked for about a …
by wmc1956 in Hardware ()
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Hello I am getting the following message when trying to boot from a Windows 7 DVD on a PC: "BOOTMGR image is corrupt the system can not boot". The PC is currently running Windows 8.1 x64, and I tested the drive with another DVD (non-windows), and it opened the contents …
by Ritesh_4 44 in Hardware and Software ()
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Hello, On my workplace in last 5 days there is some block when I open youtube.com or facebook.com. It looks like this: http://postimage.org/image/w01p35hif/ on **every** video I open. I don't use facebook so that is not big loss for me;) but I would like to know how can I "skip" …
by adi2012 in Networking ()
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Hello Daniweb, I'm going to moving houses soon, a house we might be moving into has a bungalow and I was wondering how I'd go about running ethernet from the house to the bungalow? My idea was to some how run the ether from the house to outside then dig …
by joshl_1995 22 in Networking ()
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There's a lot of chatter about W10 but just tripped over this due a complaint about network speed fluctuations. Here's a google about what I turned off. https://www.google.com/#q=disable+windows+10+sharing+updates
by rproffitt 320 in Microsoft Windows ()
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I have a Toshiba Satellite P55W-C running 64-bit Windows 10 Home. I bought it new less than a year ago. I am the only user. It has an Intel Core i7 CPU, 8 Gigs of RAM, 2.4 GHz. I'm generally surfing the web and streaming audio/video. I'm not a gamer …
by AssertNull 244 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Hello reader! I've been working in a laptop with 6GB RAM, i5, 500GB HD and I can't take it anymore! What I mostly use : 1. Office Package (word, excel, powerpoint) 2. Visual Studio 5. Eclipse 3. SQL Server / Analisys Services / Management Studio 4. Adobe Package: PhotoShop and …
by AleMonteiro 238 in Hardware ()
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Hi, I was hoping someone can help; I want to animate a scribble effect using CSS & SVG. I have an SVG graphic but it appears limited as to what CSS animation can do, that wouldn't otherwise require me to manually cut the SVG graphic into pieces and do a …
by Siberian 1 in Hardware ()
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I re-booted my XP Home based computer after shutting it down normallty and received the whire screen with the message: "Active Desktop Recovery". I clicked on the "Restore my Active Desktop" and received the following error message, titled: [B]Internet Explorer Script Error[/B] [B]Line: 65[/B] [B]Char: 1[/B] [B]Error: Object doesn't support …
by odegani in Microsoft Windows ()
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so i checked my storage on my mac(running windows 10) it said 340gb used out of 500gb. 249gb of that are the windows system files. why are they so big and how do i make more storage. please help. im at high school and all my documents take a crap …
by fallout4player in Microsoft Windows ()
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Hello I am currently facing an issue with an HP laptop running Windows 10, whereby the following keys are not responding at all when typing: R, T, F, G, V, B. Sticky keys and other similar features have been turned off. Any fix for this issue?
by Ritesh_4 44 in Hardware ()
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my mac(2011) 13 inch running windows 10 has a weird fan. it turns on when in regular use like browsing online or word processing, having multiple windows kicks the fan on in a long but almost silent hum. at random times it is high pitched and very loud. is there …
by fallout4player in Hardware ()
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Hello. I have an issue, where I want to prevent domain users with administrative rights from modifying the password of the local administrator account on their respective computers. Any way of implementing this?
by Ritesh_4 44 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Hi, 1. I downloaded a free trial version 3.7 of WinRAR. 2. When i tried to open the compressed files, i could not open it, and got the message" WinRAR: Diagnostic messages" window open, and there are 3 options: Close, Break Operation and Copy to Clipboard. 3. Is it a …
by MarkOrban in Microsoft Windows ()
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