The Cost of Upgrading your PC with Blu-Ray

Steve Smith explains why adding a Blu-Ray drive to your computer will not automatically mean you can play Blu-Ray discs, and how much you can expect to spend on your computer to make it happen.

Previously on TQA Weekly

How-To Upgrade a Router with a Switch

Steve Smith explains why stationary devices should be connected with Ethernet, the impacts this will have on their own speed and fidelity, which will reduce interference and crosstalk over your own wireless network. As a bonus, he, also, explains how to augment the number of available Ethernet connections using a proper Ethernet switch.

Privacy, Piracy, and Personal Treason

Steve Smith talks about Privacy, Piracy, acts of Personal Treason, and how the world needs to replace the old guard with those who understand the facts of life today.

My computer mouse is dead, why?

Steve Smith explains why you are usually to blame for your dead computer mouse.

Choosing Your Keyboard

Steve Smith explains why the type of switch, layout, comfort, feature sets, and the longevity of the keyboard matter when deciding on your next keyboard.

Max Bandwidth Available From PCIE for GPUs

Steve Smith explains why the amount of bandwidth available from the PCIE Serial bus, is not the source of the infamous bottlenecking in games we all loathe.



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Completely Erased

It should remove all traces of the virus, provided the hard drive has no bad sectors on it. It it does, you the mentioned Spinrite to try to fix the hard drive then run DBAN after, but usually, DBAN can erase the entire drive without issue. I've used it on maximum and let it run almost 16 hours on my friends computer, that is why this episode exists.

Completely Erased

Great! I am going to run 'autonuke' on a machine that has polymorphic malware, not sure if it is in the MBR or somewhere else on the machine. Assuming autonuke runs fully without any error, will it remove the malware from the computer with certainty?

Completely Erased

Yes, it will wipe all data, including the master boot record on your hard drive. If you are unable to get DBAN to work correctly, consider using Spinrite to fix the drive so DBAN can work, rarely needed, good to have.


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