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    To make a long story short...I answered a post about using adblock. I was kindly PM'd by Brink that it was a no no to do so on that forum. So I edited my post and openly apologized for it. Then PM'd a member of the same thread about what he posted about adblocking tips. In the PM I mentioned that there were some Nazi dickheads that have a hair trigger on banning people. No sooner than I sent the PM, I went to anther forum real quick, less than 5 minutes, came back to find a message saying that my password was out of date by 707 days and to click the "here" link. So I did and was smacked in the face with the message "you've been banned". So I'm positive that those so called private PM's are not so least on that site.
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    Hey bud....long time no see/hear. How the hell are you?
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    Congratulations on renewal :) Very well done, well deserved.
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    Merry Christmas John!
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    Just read Watchdog 133 Report - most impressive!! I wasn't aware how sophisticated things had become re: Driver analysis (or maybe just how well YOU could do it) and didn't know any driver database (outside of the online crap sites) existed - and have no idea how you can keep it so updated. I can cause Vista BSOD with "excessive" Hibernate/Sleep - but avoid it with shutdown/restart every 2 days. Consequence is to wipe system awareness of prior visits (forums, internet searches/sites,...) which is PITA. Don't even know where that's stored to backup. Past time to submit my own case - but afraid of what I'll find out: "<insert whatever> is hosed & needs replacement" or something like that (or lots of them). Probably multiple problems. May see me soon.

    Anyway, really wanted to say I thought it was awesome and expect others are as well - just never looked that closely before. Well done!!
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    I imagine martial arts in USMC is focused on generalized hand-to-hand combat (no particular discipline) whereas the EOD training (esp. for an instructor) was probably far more intense and comprehensive. Is it equivalent to SEAL EOD training? Would USMC Special Forces be Force Recon - otherwise I wasn't aware USMC had a dedicated Spec Forces unit?

    I asked because a small part of my martial arts training was using explosives (not to the extent of bringing down a building, but more for distractions - and none included how to disarm anything except what we set ourselves which were meant to work but not meant to be sophisticated by any means). Actually, most involved the use of smoke but there was a little with other types. I actually know very little, but can do a lot with what little I do know.
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    I submitted 5 drivers to your DRT on Carrona but have since found out that they are randomly generated names for Daemon Tools drivers so if you can, please ignore them.
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    Hi John, I just thought I might direct your attention over to the below thread in case you miss it.
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    Long time no see! How are you?
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STOP 0x116/0x117 Troubleshooting

by usasma on 10-14-2012 at 06:59 AM
If overclocking, please stop and rest the system to stock values while we're troubleshooting. Feel free to resume the overclock once the system is stabilized (once the BSOD's have stopped)

More info on the STOP 0x116 error here: [url][/url]
More info on the STOP 0x117 error here: [url][/url]

ATI troubleshooting (thanks to Cap'n Jack): [url][/url]

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Looking for suggestions

by usasma on 09-11-2012 at 09:46 AM
I'm looking for suggestions on 2 things:
- adding info on software conflicts to the DRT (maybe a separate column in the database)?
- building a database of drivers that occur in memory dumps - and seeing if we can find relationships among drivers in specific crashes.

This came from this topic: [url][/url]

Please post any suggestions over

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Just to let you know I'm still around :0)

by usasma on 08-24-2012 at 03:40 PM
Just a quick post to let you know that I'm still around.
Lot's going on and I don't have much time to update things.
I'm still working on my website here: [url][/url]

My view of how to manage conflict (for myself)

by usasma on 04-07-2012 at 07:26 AM
My point here is that I can put up with an awful lot of sh*t (I spent 26 years in the military) - but there are certain things that I will not tolerate. One of those things is abusing people who can't defend themselves.

I firmly believe in the concept of "Noblesse oblige". For those not familiar with this, it's the obligation for one to act in the manner expected of the position that you're in. If you're a boss, you're obligated and expected to act as a boss should.

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by usasma on 03-24-2012 at 07:33 AM
Just trying to firm up my "intent".........

My primary purpose/goal is to help users.
There is (IMO) a need for BSOD analysts to help users with their BSOD problems.
This differs from standard BSOD analysis in 2 ways:
- there is little need to disassemble instructions to see where a program/driver went wrong. It's enough (for our purposes) to know that the program was at fault. In most cases we don't even have the skills to repair the problem, relying

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    usasma thanked post by niemiro On thread : Thinking of adding another monitor...
    @someguy201: I am sure that you already know this, but just to make sure, there is an incedibly useful keyboard shortcut for Windows 7 for this. In Vista, every time I wanted to start a game, I had...
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    usasma thanked post by Vir Gnarus On thread : The Raw Truth - Using Raw Stacks
    1. Yep! Since it starts at a high address and grows to lower addresses, the stack will end at the lowest available address (the Limit). 2. It sure will! KeBugCheckEx is the function responsible for...
    Thanked On: 04-12-2012, 02:59 PM
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    usasma thanked post by Corrine On thread : WinPatrol PLUS Special!
    People who have known me for a while also know that one of my favorite security programs is WinPatrol. I've used WinPatrol on every computer since Windows 95. The developer, Bill Pytlovany, is a...
    Thanked On: 04-16-2012, 02:10 PM
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    usasma thanked post by Jenae On thread : Explorer Command - Access "My Computer" Location
    Hi, the use of the comma (,) is very useful, say you want an OP to navigate to "lan Settings" under connections in Internet options, from an elevated cmd prompt OR the search bar in Vista /Seven:- ...
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    usasma thanked post by 2xg On thread : Local Security Policy for Windows 7 Professional and Above Versions
    I have compiled some tips on how to secure/protect, restrict and/or change restrictions from the computer(s) in your network. If you have a Workgroup or HomeGroup setup in your Network, you may use...
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    usasma thanked post by Vir Gnarus On thread : Rotten to the Core - Code Corruption
    Howdy, I got a curious item here that I'd like to present to everyone to potentially improve their BSOD deductive reasoning. You may remember the small little article in the BSOD Method & Tips...
    Thanked On: 04-25-2012, 03:47 PM
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    usasma thanked post by Vir Gnarus On thread : Rotten to the Core - Code Corruption
    GameGuard is designed to hook into kernel code in order to filter and investigate any activity that may rely on that code to perform cheats in games, such as the nt!WriteFile function. It will...
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    usasma thanked post by Corrine On thread : Windows Live to be Microsoft apps
    Microsoft announced a banding change for the collection of Windows Live Essentials programs (Windows Live Messenger, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Writer, Live Mesh and Family Safety). Also included...
    Thanked On: 05-03-2012, 04:42 PM
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    usasma thanked post by Vir Gnarus On thread : video / desktop has changed, cant see start bar or left side of screen
    Sometimes, especially on laptop and flatscreen monitors that do not use the 4:3 ratio, the monitor itself will have an option to scale or stretch the display to fill it. Video drivers are also...
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    usasma thanked post by JMH On thread : Windows 8 Release Preview will be available today Windows 8 Release Preview...
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    usasma thanked post by Corrine On thread : re-install windows 7 ?
    ZeroAccess hasn't been picked up by MSE and it is in detection as Win64/Sirefef. The variant added today. From...
    Thanked On: 05-31-2012, 09:19 PM
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    usasma thanked post by jcgriff2 On thread : 0x101 "A clock interrupt was not received on a secondary processor..."
    Also try WHERE command. Bring up elevated Admin cmd prompt - START | type cmd.exe | RIGHT-click on cmd.exe | "Run as Administrator" | type/ paste the following - where /r c:\ /f /t...
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    usasma thanked post by pebbly On thread : Improving laptop cooling?
    For Dell laptops I use a program called "I8Kfangui" you can set the temp to the fans come on at a predetermined setting helps keep my Inspiron and XPS lappys running cool...
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    usasma thanked post by Corrine On thread : Uninstalling Windows Antivirus Software, the Clean Way
    ESET maintains a list here: Uninstallers (removal tools) for common antivirus software - ESET Knowledgebase ( Another resource is at...
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