How to Recover a Hard Drive that is Clicking

Keeping a large audio library built over fifteen years, we’re quite anal about keeping current backups. That’s your first, best strategy for how to recover a hard drive that is clicking!  Hopefully, you’ve made recent backups of the HDD before it began clicking. Indeed, backup drives enable us to quickly replace clicking hard disk drives … Continue reading How to Recover a Hard Drive that is Clicking



How to Reset Microsoft Invoke Cortana Speaker, Hard Reset

You might wish to gift or sell your Microsoft Invoke Cortana speaker to a loved one. Or, perhaps you want to hook it to a new Microsoft account.  Or maybe you want to connect it to a new WiFi network. A speaker reset allows you to do all of these tasks.  It unlinks this device … Continue reading How to Reset Microsoft Invoke Cortana Speaker, Hard Reset



How to Reset Comcast Remote Xfinity XR2 U2 Hard, Factory Restore to Default Settings

Sometimes, most remote controls develop strange behaviors which need a hard reset to clear up. So in this post, we show you how to reset Comcast remote Xfinity XR2 U2 back to its factory default state. If you hard reset the XR2 U2 though, remember that this remote may not work again until you reprogram … Continue reading How to Reset Comcast Remote Xfinity XR2 U2 Hard, Factory Restore to Default Settings



Hard Drive Does Not Spin Up, How to Fix

When a hard drive does not spin up, getting the data off of it is impossible.   This is true, whether it be PATA, SATA, SCSI, IDE, USB, internal, or external hard disk drive (HDD). If you get into this situation, then try to recover the drive yourself.  If the problem is in the drive, … Continue reading Hard Drive Does Not Spin Up, How to Fix



Hard Drive Making Clicking Noise Fix

Keeping a large audio library built over fifteen years, we’re quite anal about keeping current backups.  This enables us to quickly replace clicking hard disk drives (HDD).  Our backup strategy involves six 6 TB external Seagate Backup Plus USB hard disk drives (HDDs).  We keep an up-to-date full copy of the library on each drive. … Continue reading Hard Drive Making Clicking Noise Fix



Negative Effects of Multitasking like Hard Disk HDD Thrashing

People often feel the negative effects of multitasking.  E.g. They waste much brain power thrashing. They work one task too little. Then they switch to one more. Then to one more, and so on. They work lots of problems.  But they end up solving few, since they’re too busy switching between them. The switching itself … Continue reading Negative Effects of Multitasking like Hard Disk HDD Thrashing