How to disable the CHKDSK – Check Disk, on start up for Windows 7 (via Eagle081183’s Blog)


I have been having an issue with my Windows 7 home premium machine at home with the disk scans taking forever to complete at boot up for no apparent reason. In my search for answers I came across these issues via http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-performance/windows-7-support-and-chkdsk-issues/a8ab415b-4559-45c6-99a4-a54e27e5a836 then thought rather than waste time searching for the a solution to the…

Which smartphone do you use?


These days practically every phone available is a smartphone to some degree, all of which can be used to carry out very similar tasks but each in their own way are also very different. The definition of a smartphone is basically a phone that can do things other than making calls but uses some other sort…

Rubik’s Cube Super Robot!


3 students from Swinburne University in Melbourne have built a robot that can solve a Rubik’s Cube in less than 10 seconds. As their final year project they were tasked to demonstrate skills necessary to create something that had major electrical, mechanical and software components. It took them all year to complete the project, but take a…

Netgear ReadyNAS Duo And Windows 7 Don’t Mix!


Update 04/01/2012: After many many months of trying to get this to work I ended up selling it on eBay. Worked fine for me using any Linux distribution but using Windows 7…forget it. Always had all sorts of trouble. I run a windows server box at home now and no issues. Ok, so last November…

Out With The New And In With The…Old?


HTC Touch Diamond 2Nokia E71 Ok, so I’ve had a HTC touch diamond 2 for about 12 months now and I have to say they have been the most agonising 12 months ever! If you’ve never used a HTC touch diamond before…DON’T! I cannot not recommend them enough. The hardware itself is kind of cool…

How To Speed Up Your Slow PC


When we buy a shiny new computer it boots up so fast, runs our programs even faster and everything is just crusin’, then as the months go by and the gigabytes pile up we find our computer was not as fast as it once used to be. Why does this happen and what can we…