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Dell Linux OpenManage Command To Watch RAID Group Rebuild

The Dell OpenManage Linux packages have come a long way and are very useful to have installed on any Dell servers you have installed. In fact OpenManage could be considered critical to monitoring Dell hardware for many reasons but consider a single disk in a RAID 1 mirrored group failing and you don’t have physical access to the box. Unless you are constantly monitoring other logs it would make things much easier to receive an alert from monitoring software such as something like Nagios. This way you can feel comfortable at all times that your Dell hardware is in top shape.

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Open Xbox 360, Take Xbox 360 Apart

Opening your Xbox 360 is fairly easy however you will need the proper tools and to make sure that you don’t lose any of the parts during process. Below I have listed the necessary tools and all of the steps necessary to open up your Xbox 360 to either upgrade any parts such as the fans or to fix some of the known problems that occur on the Xbox 360 yourself.

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Vivitar ViviCam X029 Card Full, Memory Full Insert A SD Memory Card To Transfer Photos

One of the hair stylist from barber shop a couple doors down from our computer shop came in today with a problem on her Vivitar X029 digital camera she got for Christmas. The 2GB SD memory card she was using was not working properly in the camera and she also let me know that this was already a new SD card because he first SD card she used had the exact same problem. Below is information about the problem itself and the steps used to resolve the problem.

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Speed Up Indexing In Windows 7, Disable Windows 7 Search Indexer Throttling

A couple weeks ago I was testing some things on my Windows 7 laptop and needed to make sure that all of the data on my hard drive was included in Windows Search. After adding a large amount of data it seemed as though Windows Search was taking forever to index everything so I started investigating how to speed up the index process. There is a configurable option called “Disable Indexer Backoff” which can be disabled to allow Windows Search to index without any limitations though by default the Indexer Backoff is enabled and thus depending on the speed of your Windows 7 computer it can take quite awhile to index everything on the hard drive. Follow the directions below to speed up Windows Search indexing process by disabling Indexer Backoff.

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Disable Windows 7 Indexer, Disable Windows 7 Search

Windows 7 is by far the best Windows version to date however depending on the computer that is powering the Windows 7 it can be fairly bulky at times. My personal laptop is running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit and has more than enough power to handle Windows Search however I have an SSD hard drive and in an attempt to preserve the drive as long as possible I decided to turn off Windows Search or the Windows Indexer to cut down on writes to the hard drive itself. Turning Windows Search off is easy in Windows 7 following the directions below.

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