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Anonymous 15/12/09(Wed)11:36 No. 21992 ID: 182bc9 [Reply]

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Sometimes when I download zipped game osts/albums/other things with what is supposed to be Japanese filenames, they look like this. It's kind of annoying. Is there any way I can fix this?

Anonymous 15/12/09(Wed)18:38 No. 21993 ID: 4ed8c4

Install and enable eastern fonts.

At the moment you've either not got them installed or the OS hasn't been told to actually use them

Remove OEM bios password Anonymous 15/11/19(Thu)21:33 No. 21971 ID: f02fa8 [Reply]

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I have an Acer Aspire V5-571P that stopped booting to windows one night when I lost power. When I turn it on it just keeps cycling "Diagnosing startup" and "Launching automatic repair" *restarts* looping over and over.

My first instinct was to go into the UEFI bios and set the boot order so I can just reinstall windows, but when I hit F2 to enter bios I get this shit. It asks me for a bios unlock code, gives me a hint, and after three tries it changes the "hint" to something else.

How do I remove / find the bios unlock code? I called acer but they want me to mail it to them AND pay $200.

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Anonymous 15/11/22(Sun)13:26 No. 21974 ID: d5946b

What about simply removing the CMOS battery? Wouldn't that wipe the password?

Anonymous 15/11/23(Mon)22:22 No. 21975 ID: 5a53ee

This isn't a BIOS password, this is a system lock because the BIOS password was entered incorrectly too many times. And besides, on everything except absolute shit-tier hardware they write the passwords to flash now. Remove the battery, password still remains. If you're really lucky there's a separate password clear jumper but most systems don't include them anymore, since businesses want to lock idiots from using their stolen hardware.

Anonymous 15/11/24(Tue)05:44 No. 21976 ID: a2408d

>on everything except absolute shit-tier hardware they write the passwords to flash
>Acer Aspire
Should still try it. There's no good reason not to.

TF2 trade DaRealChrispy 15/10/26(Mon)21:31 No. 21960 ID: 8800e8 [Reply]

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Hello /halp/
I recently became TF2 premium and I am trying out TF2 trading and I need some help on 3rd party trading sites.
I use scrap.tf for weapons but I need to sell some of my items. What do you recommend for fast buyers Anon?

Anonymous 15/11/11(Wed)01:00 No. 21967 ID: 6a406a

I use backpack.tf its very popular.

Anonymous 15/11/11(Wed)01:48 No. 21968 ID: eb89c4

Are there any trading strategies that actually work even when performed by a class A sperg such as myself?

Anonymous 15/10/08(Thu)18:58 No. 21952 ID: 7ef09b [Reply]

Is it possible to get the drivers from one linux distro and use them in another?
I recently got a cheap chromebook and the only distro that the trackpad works with is ubuntu, which I really don't want to use.
I used the lsmod command and put the output of that into a .txt document, and I did the same for mint distro.
I compared the two, and the output for what ubuntu used was sdhci module used by sdhci_acpi.
Does this sound about right? And if so, could I get the module and use it with another distro?

Anonymous 15/10/14(Wed)05:37 No. 21955 ID: 0d657a

have you enabled nonfree drivers on other distros to see if it pulls in what's needed to make the trackpad work?

Anonymous 15/07/16(Thu)08:03 No. 21862 ID: aff4dc [Reply]

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ok, so I'm getting ready to swap Hard drives in my PC and reinstall windows. since I have the opportunity, I am planning to install windows 8.1, moving from windows 7, however, I'm out of practice with warez (and maybe a bit too paranoid) and I don't know how to crack 8.1. Any help or guides would be appreciated. In exchange, have this magnificent picture of a gold dragon at their study.

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Anonymous 15/10/05(Mon)15:18 No. 21947 ID: d0406c

It really doesn't matter, if you're a gamer or power user you can optimize windows 10 so its not fishing the shit out of your info and for extra speed and less background processes.
Its fast as hael when you optimize it.

Anonymous 15/10/08(Thu)01:59 No. 21951 ID: 10d6c2

And as an added bonus you might - might - be able to stop 10 from uploading all information about all wireless networks within range to a Microsoft server that the CIA/FBI/NSA/TLA can access at any time.

The general rule of thumb for 8 & 10 seems to be to use a KMS emulator, which emulates a KMS server that Windows checks in with periodically to ensure it's been properly licensed. KMS servers are typically used by businesses large & small for the software they've licensed from Microsoft, so their internet connections don't get clogged up with licensing traffic.

Anonymous 15/10/12(Mon)00:11 No. 21954 ID: 245f5b

make win7 to be better to suit your needs. professional is what you want.

HD crash Anonymous 14/11/02(Sun)22:41 No. 21512 ID: 2d01f0 [Reply]

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My external HD just crashed.

I got a weird message saying a file was not working in the HD, and suddenly I couldn't access it anymore. I couldn't turn off/on the pc with the thing plugged in either.

When I connect the HD the system recognizes it but the names of the files don't flash on the screen anymore. And as soon as I try to open it my pc freezes.

Lifehacker site says this is probably caused by "degraded magnetic media" (bad sectors). Says I should let a pro handle it. Is this true? What should I do? I need my data back...

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Anonymous 15/04/28(Tue)05:54 No. 21756 ID: 508709

You could try creating an image of the HD using free digital forensic software like FTK Imager.

Anonymous 15/05/24(Sun)11:10 No. 21787 ID: 4ff726

It's ok OP, just plug in that daily backup of all your important da-oh.

Anonymous 15/10/07(Wed)07:26 No. 21950 ID: f112a4

I had really good success saving a sketchy hard drive (that still spins up) using Spin Rite.


Burn the image to a CD and boot up with it, run one of the auto fix things. It's not free.

Also you can try Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery Professional. It works inside of Windows so you don't need to boot it up. it's also not free.


If this is too confusing, just bring it to a shop.

Buy two HDDs of identical size, make backups often. I use Karen's Replicator by KarenWare. it's free.

Laptop ram adapter to desktop? Clueless PC dude 15/10/06(Tue)03:56 No. 21949 ID: 38b817 [Reply]

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Do these things actually work and if so how's your experience with them? I have to 8 gig laptop ram sticks I want to put in my motherboard.

1000 watt psu problem. Clueless PC dude 15/08/27(Thu)23:33 No. 21922 ID: 38b817 [Reply]

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I have a Corsair HX1000W psu and I just got today GIGABYTE GA-H55-UD3H motherboard. I noticed my mobo needs a p4 mb connector which didn't come with my psu wire case. Does that mean it won't power my mobo because my psu is too powerful or is there a wire that I have to buy to make both parts work together?

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Anonymous 15/08/28(Fri)04:58 No. 21927 ID: 10d6c2

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Yeah, hopefully you didn't do what >>21923 said to do, otherwise you may very well end up frying your board since you're basically plugging the wrong thing into plug.

>>21926 is exactly correct, your PSU included the correct connector.

BTW, this picture is of connectors included with your exact supply. Try checking the wires you think are PCIe power. One of them isn't.

You can split it up into two bits if you need to, though most of the time you can just plug it in with the extra 4 hanging off the side.

Clueless PC dude 15/08/29(Sat)12:14 No. 21929 ID: 38b817

Well found the connector but still not able to turn the power on I hope I didn't fry it appreciate the help/knowledge going to send it in to a PC repair shop.

Anonymous 15/10/06(Tue)03:50 No. 21948 ID: 38b817

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Anonymous 15/09/26(Sat)17:36 No. 21944 ID: 90071c [Reply]

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Android here. Does anyone have experience getting paid apps for free? In-App purchases are easy to hack using Freedom, except server-sided apps, but I have no idea about paid apps. I've read something about using the "refund" option within 15 minutes, and I thought that maybe I could make an apk with removed license verification, did anyone try that?

Anonymous 15/09/26(Sat)18:37 No. 21945 ID: bafaa0

>Does anyone have experience getting paid apps for free?
Yep, download an unlocked version from a 3rd party website, install the .apk and away you go. Google don't actually check if the installed version is legit since it could have been purchased via a third party so it will still roll out the updates and allow you to make in-app purchases in an attempt to keep you tied into their services.

But again, this doesn't work with server-sided apps and there's no way around that.

Anonymous 15/09/26(Sat)18:48 No. 21946 ID: 90071c

There's no unblocked version, I wouldn't be asking if there was. It's not a very popular app.

Anonymous 15/11/26(Thu)19:04 No. 21984 ID: 102cbb

Which app are we talking here? Why do you want it so?

Clueless PC dude 15/09/24(Thu)21:57 No. 21941 ID: 38b817 [Reply]

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Thinking about getting all these what are your thoughts or which parts would you swap? Will this be enough to play fallout 4 on max?

Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card

Anonymous 15/09/25(Fri)04:06 No. 21942 ID: 10d6c2

Since you're talking Fallout 4 and F4 isn't out yet, I'd wait a bit and get Skylake/DDR4 parts instead of Devils Canyon/DDR3 parts. Right now Skylake/DDR4 is gouge city but prices should come down as time goes by (hopefully in time for black friday sales).

Anonymous 15/09/25(Fri)23:47 No. 21943 ID: fc7703

Why get an 980 Ti when you can an R9 Fury for less with better performance and better future-proofing? Fallout 4 isn't built with nVidia Gameworks so there's no actual benefits.

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