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How to fix bad sectors

  1. Double-click on My Computer to open the My Computer window.
  2. Step 2 Select the disk that you want to diagnose and repair.
  3. Step 3 Choose Properties from the File menu. You should see the Properties window for the drive that you selected.
  4. Step 4 Choose the Tools tab.
  5. Step 5 Click the Check Now button under Error Checking Status.
  6. Step 6 Depending on your version of Windows, choose either "Thorough" or "Scan for and Attempt Recovery of Bad Sectors."
  7. Step 7 Click on Start.
just a few tips:

  • Third-party hard-disk utilities do a more thorough job of diagnosis and repair than the software that comes with Windows or Mac OS, but they work much better if you install them before you have a problem.
  • Third-party hard-disk utilities do a more thorough job of diagnosis and repair than the software that comes with Windows or Mac OS, but they work much better if you install them before you have a problem.
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Brother mfc6490 printer unable to init: error 50 Any Ideas? Regards Deggers


If you were able to print over your network but have suddenly lost this ability Brother has designed a utility to assist in restoring printing capability with minimal user interaction. This utility will automatically locate and update your printer's network address within your printer driver which will restore your printing ability!


This utility is available for Windows 2000, XP, Vista, and 7.



To download and use the Network Connection Repair Tool, follow the steps below:


1. Make a temporary folder on your computer's hard disk as the location to save this file.


  • Open (My) Computer.


  • Double click on the Hard Disk Drive (ex: Local Disk (x:), where x: is the local hard drive letter)


  • Right click on a blank area of the window and select New => Folder or just click New Folder.


  • Type: Brotemp to rename the folder.


2. Open an Internet browser and browse to the following link. We recommend using Internet Explorer. http://www.brother-usa.com/downloads/


3. Choose your Product Group, Model, and click View.


4. Click on the link under Your Results.


5. Under Step 1: Select OS, select your operating system.


6. Under Step 2: Select Language select your language.


7. Click on the SEARCH button.


8. Scroll down to the "Network Connection Repair Tool" and click on Information & Download


9. Click on the Download button.


10. On the Software End-User License Agreement page click I ACCEPT if you agree to the terms.


11. Click SAVE.


12. You will be prompted to save the file again. Browse to the folder you created earlier. Double click (My) Computer => Local Disk (X:) => Brotemp and click SAVE. The file will download.


13. Once the download is complete, click OPEN FOLDER or browse to the folder where you downloaded this file.


14. Locate and double click on the nettool_XXXX.exe file. A zip self decompression window will launch, click on DECOMPRESS(X).



Nov 28, 2010 | Brother MFC 6490CW InkJet Printer

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Sandisk Cruzer Micro 2GB Usb Flash Drive. Windows was unable to complete format!


Try this:

STEP 1 - Optimize the flash drive for performance
1. Plug in the device to the PC.
2. Double-click My Computer.
3. Right-click on the flash drive, then select Properties.
4. Click the Hardware tab.
5. Select the SanDisk Cruzer USB Device disk drive, then click Properties.
6. Click the Policies tab.
7. Select Optimize for performance, then click OK.

STEP 2 - Format the flash drive
1. Double-click My Computer.
2. Right-click on the flash drive, then select Format.
3. In the File system list, click NTFS.
4. Click Start.
5. Click OK to start formatting.

Jan 13, 2010 | SanDisk Cruzer Micro 2GB USB 2.0 Flash...

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how do I capture images on my lenovo S10/Windows XP screen? (usage instructions) cruzer SDCZ36-004G-A11


Step 1: Insert your flash drive into your computer’s USB port.
Step 2: You may be presented with a window open that says “Auto Play
If this is the case, simply click on “Open folder to view files”. If you don’t have this window automatically open, open “My Computer”, locate and double-click on the appropriate device to open.
Most flash drives will be labelled as a Removable Disk but some will be labelled as a hard drive. If you have troubles locating your device, remove the flash drive from your computer, open “My Computer” and take note of the drives and devices already there, then reinsert your flash drive into the USB port and watch for a new device to appear. Take note of the name Windows uses to label the flash drive, Removable Disk (F:), for example. Double-click to open.
Step 3: Open the location of the photos and/or folders you wish to transfer to the other computer.
Step 4: Select the photos and/or folders. To select multiple images or folders, hold down the Ctrl key while making your selections.
Step 5: Right-click on your selection, choose “Send To” and then the appropriate destination (in my case, Removable Disk (F:). Alternatively, you can drag-and-drop your photos or folders into the opened flash drive folder, so long as both windows are seen on your computer’s monitor.
Step 6: Once your files have been moved over to the flash drive, click on the “Safely Remove Hardware” icon located in the notification area (bottom right corner of your computer’s monitor).
Select the device and click “Stop”. You may have another window open asking you to confirm which devices to stop.
Select the device from the list and click “OK”. You’ll then be prompted that it is safe to remove the device.

Sep 25, 2009 | SanDisk Cruzer Micro 4GB USB 2.0 Flash...

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