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How to Format a Hard Disk With Ubuntu

If you've recently installed or partitioned an existing hard disk in Ubuntu Linux, you will need to format to a file extension that you can use in Ubuntu, such as ext3 or fat32. Ubuntu comes with built-in disk formatting tools that can be run from the command line....More...

How to Control AVI on a TV in Another Room From Your PC

An AVI (Audio Video Interlace) file is a common file format for video files. If a computer has been connected to a TV, controlling the AVI file that the TV plays is extremely easy to do. Anything that is done on the computer will automatically appear on the TV. For example, if the user pauses the AV...More...

How To Set a Password on Windows Computers

In Windows, you have the ability to create multiple accounts. This feature is useful for households and offices that share computers between residents and workers, as you can have an account for every individual that uses the computer. In addition, you can set a password for each account, thereby re...More...

How to Fix a FireWire Port on a Mac Mini

A defective Firewire port on your Mac Mini can reduce its usefulness. The port is used to connect other devices to the computer. If the Firewire port stops responding or becomes damaged, you may have to send it in for repair. Before you decide to send in your Mac Mini, you can attempt to fix it your...More...

How to Turn Off Comcast Call Forwarding

Comcast's Digital Voice home telephone service offers two options for forwarding your calls. Call Forwarding Selective allows you to forward incoming phone calls from specific numbers to a number of your choice. Call Forwarding Variable forwards all incoming calls to another phone number. If you hav...More...

How to Work With Yahoo! Messenger Contact Info

Contact info in Yahoo! Messenger is a good way to organize important names, numbers and addresses for businesses contacts. It can also be a good way to get to know more about friends. However, contact info in Yahoo Messenger is more than an address book, because the information you enter is used to ...More...

SATA Hard Drive Installation

Serial Advanced Technology Attachment, or SATA, is the latest interface standard for connecting hard disk drives and CD/DVD drives to a computer. It replaces the previous IDE standard and has many advantages over the old interface. Most desktop computer motherboards manufactured in recent years allo...More...

How to Connect a USB to an SD

SD, short for Secure Digital, is a type of memory card commonly used for digital media such as photos, music and data files. It was introduced in 2000 by Panasonic, SanDisk and Toshiba, according to sdcard.org. One way to transfer data from an SD card is via a USB reader/writer that plugs into your...More...

How to Replace the Screen on Dell Inspiron Laptops

Laptop screens can break or become damaged. If you do not know how to replace the screen, you may find yourself at the mercy of the computer repairman. On top of what you pay for the new screen, you could also incur hefty labor costs. Whether you are replacing the Dell Inspiron screen out of necessi...More...

Instructions to Refill the Ink on a Canon MX700

The Canon MX7000 uses the PGI-5 cartridge. If you replace this ink cartridge five times a year, your annual printing costs will be over $100. The average price for the PGI-5 cartridge is $25 (as of October 2010). You can reduce this cost significantly by refilling the cartridge. Refill kits cost app...More...

How to Find a Person by Address & Phone Number

Companies like Intelius have made it easy to identify and locate individuals. Finding a person by address and phone number is an easy task if the person has published information. People can choose to have their information removed from public databases, thus making it more difficult to be found. It...More...

How to Block a Certain Game

You want to block your kids from playing certain games on your computer. The Windows operating system features a built-in tool called Parental Controls that allows you to restrict access to specific games. You can configure restrictions and block specific games on a case-by-case basis for each user ...More...

9600 GT Vs. 8800 GTS 640

Nvidia first burst onto the scene with their GeForce line of products in 1999. This was a revolution for personal computer (PC) gaming as it allowed developers to move beyond two-dimensional (2D) projects into a full three-dimensional (3D) perspective with lighting and shading. Since then Nvidia h...More...

How to Add to Chkconfig

You have just installed a Linux distribution that uses Linux Sys-V style initscripts to include Red Hat and CentOS. Now you want to start a service such as httpd without launching a terminal every time you reboot and running "/etc/init.d/httpd start" while logged in as the root user. These operatin...More...

How to Make a Free Brochure Online

A brochure is a folded pamphlet that gives information. Your brochure might talk about a business, an event or a historical period of time. A brochure should have pictures and information, but it should be quick and easy to read, so people can get an idea of whatever you'd like to tell them in a few...More...

How to Install a Promise SATA300 Without a Floppy Drive

The Promise SATA300 is a SATA controller card. SATA is a method of connecting peripherals such as hard drives and disk drives to the motherboard. However, not all motherboards have SATA ports. In this instance, a SATA controller card allows the computer to connect SATA peripherals to connect to t...More...

Laptop Buying Guide for Students

As technology improves it becomes more and more integral to the learning environment, and students who don't have access to the necessary technology may get left behind. This is why many students purchase laptop computers. Laptops provide access to a variety of programs and the Internet, in addition...More...

What Is ARPANET & Why Was It Abandoned?

The Advanced Research Projects Agency network, known as the ARPANET, was the first wide area packet-switching network -- in which messages are divided into units, or packets, before they are sent -- and a precursor of the Internet. The ARPANET was established in 1969 and, after numerous changes to i...More...