Looking Below the Surface

Microsoft has produced something very nice. It’s the Surface series of tablet, laptop, and desk computers. They are not the lowest cost computers. To be good, low price cannot be the most important feature. Quality is all about getting return for what is paid. I didn’t pay for my Surface. <G> It is on permanent loan to me. Subject to recall but not likely. If I had paid for it, I think it is worth...

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More to Tell…

“And now, the rest of the story…” ~ Paul Harvey My 10+ year old main office PC (computer) with WIN10 has been giving me problems. I had a hard drive failure which was the boot drive. Fixed it and was running great, better than ever, but suddenly, earlier today, the whole dang PC went south. Fans run, and I have 12 and 5 volts, but mother board is dead. No video at all. Looks like...

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Yowza, Yowza!

Drive D: which is the boot disk on my big Desktop PC crashed and died on me in the middle of the morning on New Year’s Day. It was an, “OH NOOO… OMG!” moment. Computer basically just stopped working in its tracks. A reboot didn’t fix anything. Then I checked the boot setup and discovered the drive now fails the S.M.A.R.T test when it first starts up. You may need to google that if you...

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DRIVEing Me Crazy

My main computer has a strange malady. It’s running Windows 10 OS. It’s an old machine with an Asus M4A78T-E mother board. I just installed the newest BIOS for it – dated 2012/1/31, from five years ago. It was one of my attempts to fix my system problem. Making sure everything is the latest edition. I intended to update the C: drive to one terabyte from its present 500GB. My plan was to trade out...

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