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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.

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?

July 20, 2010 by

Is your PC slowing down?

Take anybody that uses a computer, and one of the most common topics of discussion is the fact that the PC keeps slowing down over time. But take a look at the root cause of the slowdown and you may discover some interesting finds.

April 22, 2008 by

Xenocode - Another take on desktop virtualization

Dan's journey into desktop virtualizaiton land continues with this post. As I trudged down the path towards a greater understanding of all virtualization technologies, I met Kenji Obata, Founder, CEO and all around interesting person, of Xenocode and we had an interesting discussion of application virtualization and the role it plays in overall desktop virtualization.

February 14, 2007 by

How to avoid a FAT nightmare when upgrading to Vista

What you're about to read is a recantation of the trials and tribulations that ZDNet reader Tim Patterson experienced when he attempted to upgrade a Windows XP-based system -- one with the Windows Vista Capable sticker on it -- to Windows Vista. Although he eventually achieved his goal, things didn't go as swimmingly as he expected.


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