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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #3945 on: July 02, 2019, 10:52:11 pm »

Got a Sabrent external harddrive. Plugged into my USB 3.0 port, shows up in device manager and the blue light stays on. Inserting a drive immediately makes it disconnect and the light starts to flash. Running Windows 7. Tried moving it between the USB 2.0 and 3.0 with no difference.
Edit: Trying with 3 different HDDs, two of which I know aren't broke.

Are these full sized HDDs?

Could be an issue with the port not supplying sufficient power for the drive(s).   I have that problem with several of my SATA<->USB adapters I have laying around. (Have to use an externally powered adapter usually.)

The USB specification only allows 500mA for unidentified/registered (on stack) devices, and only 2A for ones that are. If the drive needs more than that to spin up, you need a powered enclosure.
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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #3946 on: July 02, 2019, 11:00:02 pm »

I'm pretty sure that you'll be dual-channeling the lower half of the 8GB stick with one 4GB, and then having two single-channel 4GB  selections.


You'd probably get better performance by getting two more 4GB sticks. That should run everything in dual channel, and be faster. You'd only pay about 10 bucks more from Newegg, if you're in the US.

I really dont think that's how that works...

A multi-channel memory configuration makes use of multiple physical data busses on the memory controller, so that the memory controller can get data in and out of the ram sticks faster.  A single module can only live in a single bus.  To use multiple busses, you have to have multiple modules.

A single module will only ever work in single channel mode, because it can only live in one bus.
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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #3947 on: July 02, 2019, 11:08:21 pm »

I don't fully understand it either. I'm just going off of what my motherboard manual says.
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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #3948 on: July 03, 2019, 01:15:28 am »

It's externally powered, so hopefully that's not the problem. Am now getting an I/O error for the docking port itself but have no clue what's causing that.
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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #3949 on: July 03, 2019, 05:13:28 pm »

Got a Sabrent external harddrive. Plugged into my USB 3.0 port, shows up in device manager and the blue light stays on. Inserting a drive immediately makes it disconnect and the light starts to flash. Running Windows 7. Tried moving it between the USB 2.0 and 3.0 with no difference.
Edit: Trying with 3 different HDDs, two of which I know aren't broke.

Is it a powered USB slot? Sometimes things prefer one or the other, for reasons other than needing power or not. I cannot elaborate on these reasons, but I've seen it happen enough that they must exist.
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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #3950 on: July 28, 2019, 11:11:15 pm »

I need a web hosting site quick for school, and not for very long.
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« Reply #3951 on: July 29, 2019, 01:49:22 pm »

I need a web hosting site quick for school, and not for very long.

Few details, and they didn't provide you with the hosting you need? Sounds like "pranks/lies", and therefore I fully support the endeavor.

It sounds like most web hosts allow for month-to-month hosting. I also assume some are overpriced, and others are "overpriced at any price."
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« Reply #3952 on: July 29, 2019, 10:14:50 pm »

If you know how to set it up yourself, I would look on lowendtalk/lowendbox, for something like that the absolute lowest spec box would work, so even if you get unlucky with a  terrible service you're only out literally a couple bucks...
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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #3953 on: August 04, 2019, 07:20:26 am »

So my old HDD finally up and died, well, the windows partition did anyways. Got a new HDD after a week of fucking with online shops. Reinstalled windows and it's working fine, I'm just having one issue with getting the data from the old HDD onto the new one. It's something to do with windows I think, basically it stops detecting the externally connected drives after two attempts or so. I've tried both the old HDD and a spare external disk on the desktop PC and they're both working fine. Once I connect them to the laptop however it detects them at first, loses connection once or twice and just stops detecting them all together until I connect them to the desktop PC.

It might be a shitty cable but I'm not sure anymore. If it were just the shitty drive then the external one would be working fine.
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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #3954 on: August 06, 2019, 12:30:05 am »

How are you connecting the old HDD to the laptop, and how is the HDD being powered? If being powered by the laptop, it might not provide enough power for the HDD to spin up.

Is the old HDD for a laptop or a desktop?
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« Reply #3955 on: August 16, 2019, 07:44:24 pm »

About a week (?) ago someone posted a registry edit to fix Steam's stupid settings/privilege escalation bug. Anyone have that?
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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #3956 on: August 16, 2019, 09:19:42 pm »

Steam rolled out an update to fix it

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« Reply #3957 on: August 17, 2019, 03:22:09 am »

In the beta channel anyway.

I dunno if they rolled it out in mainline yet.  Regardless, its just an ACL.  I can put the instructions again, since I'm the one that coughed it up in the first place.
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« Reply #3958 on: August 17, 2019, 08:21:31 pm »

I can put the instructions again, since I'm the one that coughed it up in the first place.

That would be great. I tried looking through your old posts, but I'm having trouble finding it.
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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #3959 on: August 18, 2019, 03:21:49 am »

Sure.  It was in Tech News.

http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=160107.msg8008518#msg8008518

The spoiler contains helpful images.  Win7 based instructions.  It's slightly different for win10.

There's a slight error on the picture instructions though-- BE SURE TO UNCHECK DELETE PERMISSION. It's not arrowed in the instructions.
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