Category Archives: computer tips

sdfv2000.exe SD Card Format download

Recently I was trying to recover a 32GB microsdhc card that had two partitions, one of which was inaccessible. One of the best tips I found was to try the sdfv2000.exe formatting program as it seems to be much more capable than the internal Windows formatting tools. However, I had a heck of a time finding the sdfv2000.exe program anywhere. Thankfully I finally found it and here is permanent mirror where you can download it too: dl Best regards, -JD Rating 4/5

IPCop ‘boot error’ occurs after successful installation

Summary of article: If you mount the IPCop (or smoothwall) ISO via IPMI and then install, you are likely to get a boot error once you reboot and the ISO is unmounted. A workaround is to install via an actual DVD drive* (USB, SATA or IDE should all work) *you can remove the drive after install. All the gory details: This weekend I was at the datacenter for work. Part of my task was to setup a new firewall using

How to reset iTunes Match, How to delete duplicate playlists

There are some very helpful iTunes Match tips in the second half of this Wired article: I restored my up-to-date offline library and left this machine without Match enabled for a few days while I looked up how you reset your iTunes Match account. And that’s where the fundamental problem with the service rears its head: you cannot reset it. I contacted Apple to find out if this was true, and it is. Fact of the matter, I was told,

Dell Inspiron 17R SE 7720 RAID setup?

My Inspiron 17R has no RAID option in the BIOS. I believe to access the Intel RAID settings it is necessary to have a mSATA drive installed (which I do not have installed at this time).  When a mSATA drive is installed it seems that the acceleration option (mSATA SSD caching) may be enabled in the BIOS, after which you can also do some RAID stuff. I ordered a nice mSATA drive to install in my 17R to see if

Getting your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch to read your emails to you

You can’t tell Siri to read your emails and web pages, but you can use Apple’s iOS voiceover feature to read your emails and web pages out loud 🙂 More info here: Tip: How to Make Siri’s Twin, VoiceOver, Read Your Email on iPhone | iSourcehttp://isource.com/2011/11/12/tip-how-to-make-siris-twin-voiceover-read-your-email-on-iphone/That’s odd, I thought, I know I could get my 3GS to read my emails to me! You may be curious how. It’s an Accessibility setting called VoiceOver. So what I tried… Will Siri ever read

Best place to buy an iPad 3

My dad needed a new iPad and there was a question of the best place to buy it. For this post we’ll discuss the 64GB ‘new iPad’ with WiFi or just the iPad 3 as I like to call it. My recommendation for purchasing an iPad online is to purchase from Amazon and here is why: #1 no sales tax in many states, saves you money! Of as September 28th 2012 customers in CA, KS, KY, ND, NY, PA, TX and WA

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