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Acoustic Attacks Damage Hard Drives and Crashes OS

Sounds have always been a source of entertainment, but are they turning into nightmares. Let us see how sound waves inflict damage upon a user’s hard disk drive and turn out into a real nightmare… Hard drives make an important part of our day to day lives, almost every technology has some use for hard drives. They hold most of our important data and have become a valuable asset for all of us. When these hard drives crash, taking away our data with it, things turn out to be worse. Reasons for a hard drive crash vary from malware attacks

Steps to Prevent Hard Drive Failures on Windows 10 System

We know that excessive use of anything can lead to an eventual wear and tear. Same applies in the case of your hard drives. Depending on how you use it, the hard drives can be used for a certain period of time. It is your responsibility to look after them with care or regret later, after suffering data loss. With that in mind, let us explore some methods you can employ to ensure your hard drives do not fail. Run chkdsk Windows chkdsk feature can overcome such problems as bad sectors, directory errors which can cause an unbootable drive. To

How to Fix SMART Hard Disk Error 301

Everyone wants a normal functioning computer. Any error while working on your system seems like the end of the world! It is seldom the case that any system is error-free. One such error which has caused some worry in users has been the SMART Hard disk error 301. Now, what is this error and how to overcome it? When you start your system, you will be greeted with the following error on screen: The above error indicates that your hard drive is failing and you have to take preventive steps like backing up data as soon as possible and replace

How to Set Up a Windows Partition on Your Mac with Boot Camp Assistant

Most users across the world use either Windows or Mac Operating system. They have their own reasons for choosing either of them. Well, now you can enjoy benefits of both on a single system! Yes. That’s right. With Mac’s Boot Camp Assistant, you can install Windows on your Mac system. Once the installation is complete, you can seamlessly shift between macOS and Windows. First things first. These are the requirements for having Windows on your Mac. (i) Intel-based Mac. (ii)A disk image (ISO) of a 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 or later. Go for a full installation and not

Solved – PST File is not Showing Emails in Outlook 2016

Outlook is one of the best email clients out there. With a ton of features, user base keeps increasing by the day. One of the issues that have troubled some users of Outlook 2016 has been of PST file not showing emails. You downloaded all your emails to IMAP on your Outlook 2016 account and then exported the emails folder to a PST file. The file size has come to let’s say, 4 GB. When you open your Outlook PST file, there are no emails. If you encountered something similar or any other error that prevented access of your Outlook

How to Fix Microsoft Outlook Error “0x800ccc13 cannot connect to the network”

  You just upgraded your system from Windows 7 or Windows 8 to Windows 10. The latest offering from Windows came with lots of exciting features, but there were some issues as far as Outlook users were concerned. When they tried to communicate via email – be it compose or receive email, the following error appeared on screen: User account – Sending’ reported error (0x800CCC13): Cannot connect to the network. Verify your network connection or modem. This error occurs due to a variety of reasons including Outlook add-ins, virus intrusion, the presence of bad sectors on your hard drive. Let

Solved – Windows Cannot Play AVI Files

Windows Media Player is capable of handling various video formats. However, it does not support few media formats. AVI is one such format which Windows fails to play. Let us explore solutions to this problem. Windows Media Player(WMP) Updates The error occurs when AVI has not associated with Windows Media Player anymore. To overcome this issue, open WMP. Press Alt to show the menu. From Tools menu, choose Options. A window pops up. Click File Types tab. Make sure Windows Video File (.AVI) is ticked. If it isn’t, check it and click OK. Another way is to update to the

Fix ‘Hard Drive Won’t Power Up’ Error without Data Loss

When you connect an external hard drive to your system, in some cases it may not power up. This post focuses on troubleshooting steps to resolve the error. Before you assume something is wrong with your drive, let us check where the problem is coming from. Change power adapter and USB cable  If the external hard drive uses a power adapter, that could be faulty. Try changing the adapter and check again. If this doesn’t help, replace the USB cable and plug the drive into your system. If this doesn’t solve the issue, proceed to the next step. Try on

Understanding the Architecture and Indications of SSD’s Failure

  Solid state drives or SSD’s have come a long way evolving rather swiftly when compared to the traditional hard drives. Word is that one day SSD’s will replace conventional hard drives ruling the roost.  Marking an SSD as your priority storage medium would mean your interests lie at making your computer performance oriented. While SSD vanquishes the territory of efficiency, speed, and compactness, there has been a lot of buzz around the reliability and durability standpoint as it can only withstand a certain amount of reading and write cycles. Here’s a brief insight into the evolution of SSD and

How to Fix I/O Error in USB Drives

What is I/O error? I/O error is short for Input-Output Error and it occurs when the OS is not able to perform an input-output action when accessing a drive. This error can occur with various types of hardware devices such as USB’s, internal and external hard drives, SD cards or even CD/ DVD. The most common I/O error messages are ‘The request could not be performed because of an I/O error’ I/O Error codes: error 21, error 103, error 105, error 131 There are multiple reasons for this error to occur and they are explained as follows The hardware device