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January 18, 2012 by

Retrieving data from a corrupt Windows NTFS drive

Many of us have probably dealt with a corrupt hard disk at some point or another, and may have experienced some data loss with it. This is unfortunate, and steps can be done in advance to prevent data loss, such as making sure a good backup is running properly.

October 6, 2011 by

Windows to Linux Considerations

I have been asked by several people recently, both through here and privately, about the steps involved and the decisions to be made in converting a PC running Windows to Linux. After repeating the whole thing a few times, I decided to put it here for reference.

August 31, 2011 by

Fragmentation within the NTFS filesystem

Recently while troubleshooting an issue on a Windows 7 PC, I noticed a number of events in the Application Log labelled "Defrag". Sparking my curiosity, I looked further and discovered that there was approximately one entry per day in the log.

August 24, 2011 by

More Windows 7 corruption and repair woes

Recently, we've been seeing a noticeable increase with Windows 7 and "repair mode" which is launched automatically at boot time. During this latest increase, Windows 7 will launch the automatic repair, which when the user attempts to allow it to repair, ends up failing and results in a boot loop where the repair mode comes up and Windows cannot boot into the regular shell any longer.

July 20, 2011 by

Windows 7 user data saved with Linux

Just today I had the pleasure of helping another user recover their data when the Microsoft tools failed. The recommended method to recover Windows is to boot to the recovery tools partition, by pressing F8 and select "Repair my computer" option.

May 26, 2011 by

Good times with Fedora Linux upgrades

Fedora is a unique Linux distribution in that every 6 months a new version is released. And for those that are not aware, Fedora is sponsored by Red Hat, and is basically the beta or cutting edge version that is versions ahead of the more stable and established Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

September 28, 2010 by

Why Time Machine is broken

Mac OS X's Time Machine backup is the easiest and cutest backup in the industry. But for many its performance stinks, forcing people to turn it off. Why?


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