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Top new questions this week:

Opened up a USB stick and it looks a bit odd

We opened up the case of a USB stick and it looks like this: Has the memory been taken out of it or do some USB sticks actually look like this? Note that it was probably cheaply-produced.

usb usb-storage  
asked by Wayne 21 votes
answered by Blackbeagle 42 votes

Firefox "Untrusted Connection" warnings when visiting reputable HTTPS sites when using child's account

When using Firefox on Windows, I see an "Untrusted Connection" warning when visiting any HTTPS site, including very reputable ones such as https://www.google.com and https://search.yahoo.com. The ...

firefox windows-8.1 ssl certificate https  
asked by 200_success 20 votes
answered by 200_success 40 votes

Does anyone recognise this icon?

Can anyone tell me what this icon on Chrome in my taskbar is? It has only appeared today, I think chrome updated this morning but I can't be 100% sure. It seems as if it's being triggered when I ...

google-chrome icons  
asked by Daft 20 votes
answered by Vinayak 32 votes

Different CPU info on Windows and Linux?

I have a (as in factory specs) 3.6 GHz AMD FM2 A8-Series A8 5600K CPU and There is at lease 0.2 GHz difference between hardware reports in Windows and Linux. I was tested on: Win7 ultimate x64 ...

cpu hardware-failure speedtest  
asked by Dániel Sebestyén 12 votes
answered by user201235 5 votes

Find the service creation date in Windows?

If on a compromised system you are trying to analyze newly installed services or when services were installed, how do you do that. Where can I find the creation date for a certain service in the ...

forensics  
asked by Lucas Kauffman 8 votes
answered by Flyk 17 votes

SSD: "The volume is too fragmented to complete this operation"

I am currently configuring a Thinkpad E540, having inserted a 256 GB M.2 SSD into the corresponding slot, in order to run Windows 8 from the SSD instead of using the preconfigured 16 GB SSD as a cache ...

windows-8 ssd defragment trim  
asked by kdb 8 votes

Does the sound card matter when using a USB mic?

I have a PC laptop and it records bad when I use analog input mic. If I buy a USB mic like Blue Yeti, does this kind of microphones skip sound card, since the data is digital? Thus I may expect ...

sound-card microphone audio-recording  
asked by Emmet B 7 votes
answered by kasperd 9 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Create a bootable USB drive from a DMG file on Windows

A Mac machine needs to be reformatted with Lion. I backed up the Lion dmg file when I purchased it via the Mac App Store. I now need to create a bootable USB drive from the DMG file but I need to be ...

windows-7 usb boot dmg-image  
asked by mindless.panda 15 votes
answered by Eric B. 17 votes

LogiLDA.dll missing after updating to Windows 8.1

After updating my Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, I received an error on start-up. It says: There was a problem starting C:\Windows\System32\LogiLDA.dll The specified module could not be found. What is ...

windows windows-8 windows-8.1  
asked by user2076160 22 votes
answered by OFB 14 votes

Can you answer these?

How to identify which process is drawing overlays on Windows desktop

I get random overlays as seen in the screenshot below - the boxes showing [191, 187] and [239, 172]. The numbers are never the same. They stay there even though all program windows are minimised and ...

windows-7 desktop  
asked by squashbuff 2 votes

PC takes around 2 minutes to react to shutdown command

So I just upgraded my PC to Windows 8.1 from Windows 7. It all works like a charm. The only thing that's really buggy is if I press the shutdown logo. It takes up to two minutes to finally display the ...

windows-8.1 shutdown  
asked by user3574537 2 votes

Visual Svn Server: How to restrict edit by specified IP Address

I want to enable only a specific IPAddess to edit (add, delete, update...) my visual svn server, but all others IPAddess must be able to read... I believe it is necessary a change like this in the ...

apache svn svn-server visualsvn-server  
asked by Simone Nigro 2 votes
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