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BIOS

digi-quest

When I installed Windows on my MacBook Pro, I allocated a 20-gigabyte partition. It turns out 5GB would have been enough. The Mac drive, on the other hand, is almost full. Is there an easy way to reduce the Windows partition?

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Sunday, 11 May, 2008, 12:00am

Home computers at your beck and call

I had the most embarrassing experience with a very important document not too long ago: I left it on my computer at home! I was both angry and somewhat humiliated by the experience.

So now I want to know if I can do something about it if it happens again. I cannot guarantee that I will not leave something at home again, so I want to be able to handle the situation.

6 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Right thinking

IBM's ThinkPad notebook PCs, introduced in 1992, have been widely recognised as industry models for design and engineering. This year, the new ThinkPad T43 is expected to raise the bar on secure business computing. It features Rescue and Recovery 2.0 with Antidote Delivery Manager, a set of software tools contained in an embedded, pre-boot emergency system.

25 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Bringing office speed to the home

Taiwanese computer giant Acer has released its version of the next-generation of home personal computing, a desktop system that ably straddles the extreme performance requirements of a remote office worker and a consumer weaned on interactive multimedia games and constant Web surfing.

7 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Bringing office speed to the home

Product: Acer Veriton 3700G desktop PC Price: $7,990 Pros: One-button recovery and other security management features Cons: Not exactly the local PC market's price and performance

6 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Public status to lift confidence in fund

Exchange Fund Investment (EFI) will be turned into a public body under the anti-bribery ordinance, a move aimed at imposing stringent ethical standards on its employees and board members.

23 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Bios system

The Bios is the basic input and output system on a PC. It usually is stored on a read-only memory (Rom) chip and is the first code the computer looks for when it is booted.

21 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Exposing computer fraudsters

Technology which can sweep computers, revealing whether they have been used illegally without leaving a trace, will soon put the bite on the SAR's fraudsters.

Police and government departments are exploring the use of a system which successfully probed the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International and could increase prosecutions against hi-tech criminals.

23 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Disk virus remains common problem

My computer has a virus called 'AntiCMOS.A'. Every time I start up the computer, my virus detector tells me the virus is in my RAM. Can you help me clean out this virus? I know you can format the C drive and then install everything again, but I do not want to do this, as it will take too long.

28 May 1996 - 12:00am

Errors plague drive after attack by virus

I HAVE a AT286 computer with a 210-MB hard disk. Recently it was infested with a computer virus which corrupted it's master boot record. I have cleaned up the virus using a virus scan program and I have also reformatted the entire hard disk.

6 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

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