This week’s email newsletter articles are:
- Changing Hard Drive Letters in Windows
Subscriber Larry wrote in response to a comment in one of my other articles:
How do you assign drive letters with Windows features?
- Backing Up Firefox Bookmarks
Somewhere along the line, Firefox changed its method of storing its Bookmarks (Favorites, to the IE users).
Originally, Firefox simply saved them as a file bookmarks.html in the individual users profile directory c:\users\[userID]\AppData\Firefox\Profiles\[profileID] in Windows 7 (and in the corresponding structure in earlier versions).
Then, Mozilla changed to storing the data in a micro database […]
This Week Online — Blast From The Past
A Look at Articles from Past Newsletters
- Customizing GMail’s Tab Interface
I heard a complaint recently from my son. I had forwarded an electronic retailer’s email advertisement to him because he was looking for a new monitor.
The email was a short-term sale, but unfortunately, he didn’t see the email in time. Gmail had sorted it into the Promotions tab.
[The article is continued below...]
When he looked for the email, it was too late. He mentioned to me that he doesn’t like Gmail’s new Tab Interface. Since I didn’t recall it on my Gmail account, I went looking for it […]
- Updated Video Card Makes Huge Improvement
The last time I changed the video card in my desktop computer, I put in a pretty cheap model. It was a GeForce GT520 with 1GB of 64-bit DDR3 video RAM. The main features I wanted were that it works and that it was silent. This model had a large heatsink and no fan.
On the other hand, it wasn’t particularly fast. It seemed fast enough, but it did hurt my Windows Experience Index, which is a capabiliities index that Windows will calculate on your computer for comparison purposes.
The Windows Experience Index checks multiple PC components (CPU, memory, primary hard drive, graphics, and gaming graphics, Then, it rates the overall PC at the rating of the lowest rated component.
Below you can see the Windows Experience Rating of my desktop before the new video card […]
- Missing Operating System – Boot Disk Error
New subscriber Julie B wrote with a question about a problem she has — her computer can’t boot!
I have Windows XP, SP3. I have Drive C: (250GB) where the operating system was located, Drive D: (250GB) which was still empty, and Drive E: which is the HP Recovery. My computer crashed suddenly and I got an error message that said Missing operating system. I rebooted and got another error message saying Boot Disk error. How can my operating systen just vanish? Now the computer won’t boot up from the Hard Drive, so I can’t get in at all […]
- Has My Email Account Been Hacked?
Long-time subscriber Richard FUller wrote from New Zealand, wondering if his email account had been hacked:
Since I can’t get a sensible answer from my ISP, who has seen fit to “outsource” technical help to Manila when its office is only a couple of miles from here, may I trouble you to explain an email matter that’s likely to affect a number of your subscribers?
For some months now I’ve been receiving spam emails that apparently emanate from one of my own addresses […]
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