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This is an old post, do you still need help resolving this issue or are you out of the water?
Hello!This topic faces a lot of criticism, it's mostly dictated by your personal preference, what your computer can handle and how careful you are in your normal everyday internet browsing.I find that running an ad blocker (on either Firefox or Chrome) is a 'very' good way to block a large number of viruses, not opening email attachments that you aren't expecting (even from people you know!) is also a very good anti virus technique.As far as a good anti virus program, Avast Bit Defender, and Vipre are good anti virus programs and the only one that does not offer a free version is Vipre, on the free side I personally use and recommend Avast free antivirus, its 'sandbox' feature can be annoying if you download a lot of programs, but you can tweak the settings for that in the menus.January 8, 2013 at 7:15 am in reply to: What is the difference between hyper-threading and dual core? #32285
Daks explinations would make great standards I believeJanuary 8, 2013 at 7:13 am in reply to: What is the difference between hyper-threading and dual core? #32284
I'm sorry that I have to say this, but please don't post things without researching a subject, often all that happens is you end up confusing people even more.Intel has not dropped hyper threading, they recently improved it, most of the quad cores are hyper threaded to have 8 virtual cores.Hyper threading is not an "untested" dual core, hyper threading and multicore systems are not even the same thing, and in majority of new cases they "both" exist on the same processor (as previously stated).There is a very large performance benefit when multitasking several low power applications. And that is what hyperthreading is supposed to help with.A quad core with hyper threading has 4 cores AND 4 virtual cores, so it has 8 logical cores to use wheras a dual core chip ONLY has 2 cores.Shall we cleanup and lock this thread now? Maybe sticky it for future people to enjoy?
I stop by here once in a blue moon, i usually just dont think about it, I bookmarked the site this time, perhaps ill write another part or two to the tutorial, after all this time…September 30, 2011 at 5:15 pm in reply to: windows installation interrupted – now have black screen on startup #33494
The bios is before windows, and it makes the text (or sometimes an image) that you see before windows starts, if you see the text then you can get into the bios, MOST of the time there is no key combination, just a single key you press, but every manufacturer has a different setup for their bios, your best bet is to restart the system and start tapping your delete key, see what comes up, if theres a boot menu, select your cd drive, if the bios comes up, change the boot order so that your cd drive is at the top.if nothing happens, try f8, then f2 then f1, you can try Google to find your model and how to get into the bios or boot menu.September 29, 2011 at 2:15 am in reply to: windows installation interrupted – now have black screen on startup #33492
your best bets going to be to try to do the installation again, insert the cd, and if it doesnt prompt you to boot from the cd, you may have to play around with key combos to get the boot menu, if you cant get to that you will have to change the boot order in the bios, but since you've already reinstalled once, you should know how to boot from the cd :3
Part 3:Data TypesAt this point, you may be wondering how larger number are sent over the network, or even how text is sent, what about pictures? or dates?Well, each of those has its own unique way of being sent over the internet, and yet, they each have a core similarity as well. All the data types must be broken down into a binary stream to be sent over the network.For starters, you know that numbers that range from 0-255 (a byte) can be sent over the network simply as a series of ones and zeros.if you put two of those "bytes" together you get what we call a "short" which is 16 bits long and has a range of 0-65535I dont have time to finish this post at the moment, so i will continue it when i return
Part 2:TCP & UDPMost of you probably wont know what TCP and UDP are, sure you may have HEARD of them, but you dont know what they mean, what they do, or what the differance is.Tcp and UDP are two networking Protocols.Tcp (Transmission Control Protocol) is the more widely used of the two and provides a very consistent quality of data, it checks the incoming data to make sure its not corrupt, while at the same time it also causes the protocol to be slightly slower.UDP (User Datagram Protocol) is a much faster protocol, but its also less reliable, it does NOT check the data that it receives, so it often doesn't get complete or valid packets.They both have places where they should be used, and places where they should not, an example.VoIP Services (Voice over IP) Services, which allow you to talk to someone else over the internet need to use TCP to maintain a quality conversation, if you lose a couple of packets of VoIP data, then you likely will not be able to understand what the other person just said.Video Services, which stream video over the internet should use UDP for two reasons, one: it will save bandwidth and two: if you lose a couple of packets of a video stream you may get an artifact or two in your video (artifacts are the little squares of color that appear or are misplaced), Generally this won't depreciate the quality of the video, and is ignored.
If your computer has not started yet, control-alt-delete restarts it.I've had an issue where every time my pc would start from a cold boot (meaning it was turned off, and not restarted) then it would have to be restarted before it recognized the hard drive.The issue itself could have been a problem with the hard-drive or the motherboard.if it just says something about check disk needing to check your hard drive for consistency, then it just means that your computer was not shut down in the correct manner, and windows wants to check to make sure there were no errors created on the disk when it was restarted.if it doesn't say anything about check disk, then it may be a problem.you could try resetting the bios settings to see if that clears it up.
It should all come out to the right number, even if treesize isnt seing something, that something should still be there. but im glad you got that recycle bin figured out
Well, something isnt beign picked up by treesize, you said you have 22 gigs of programsand vista is at least 13 gigsthats 35 gigsyou have a pagefile of at least a few gigsare you running treefile as an admin? (right click > run as administrator)
Hide protected operating system files – that's the one i meant – you can press alt with a folder open to show the menusTry that setting, then run tree-viewIf you didn't notice, which you probably did, at the bottom of tree-view there is a "freespace" counter.Mine is correct.Once you show protected operating system files, you should have a lot more stuff that you can actually see in your hard drive.
Assuming you have not already, tried this:Open any folderclick tools > folder optionsfind "show hidden folders and files" - or something closeand "show hidden operating system files" - or something closeTry that 😀
Ah, I think this is the place to ask for some assistance then. even if im not around to help or dont know the answer im sure someone can come up with a good one, if your looking to learn, the basics are here, i do want to rewrite these tutorials soon though…..