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How can i get my computer to stoop checking C drive?

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  1. My C drive is always being checked when my computer is started. It’s a pain and since it never finds anything wrong, useless. How should i get it to stop this automatic checking?

    Answer by cholley_dooo
    download DFT follow the directions on the site, run an advanced test, the drive could have errors on it that windows can’t find.

    http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm

    it will test both the drive and controller

  2. WHAT IS A CLOSED C FLUTE, is it worth purchasing for a beginner?

    Answer by mamianka
    Most beginners flutes are closed-hole, C foot flutes. As the student progresses, they often wish to change over to open hole ( 2 keys in the LH, 3 in the RH have open holes in them) and a B foot – but often do not know why. Some students buy an open-hole flute- and then stick PLUGS into the open holes – forever! This does NOT convert this into a closed -hole flute (gee, it sure looks like one!). Open hole flutes have the tops of the keys set lower to the chimneys, for less travel time, and therefore, theoretically faster action (other factors included). A *B foot* is not there to play a low B – it is there to change the resonance, fingering possibilities, and often ease of many 3rd octave notes.

    Only buy a flute form a FLUTE house – like FluteWorld, J L Smith, Carolyn Nussbaum, Phil Unger, Jeff Weissman, etc. Do NOT buy form some big-box like Musicians Friend, Woodwind/Brasswind, etc. – a NEVER EVER off Amazon or eBay.

    So – the closed-hole C foot flute is fine – if you also follow my other advice.

  3. I am using Visual C# in vista and I would like to know how to access the serial port to control LED’s on a microcontroller. I would like something basic to get me started.

    Answer by mdigitale
    You’re going to need to write your own driver with something more powerful than C# — C and some assembly. Google “Microsoft DDK” or “Windows Driver Kit”. Once you have the driver, you can access it with C#, VB, VC++, etc.

    You can also use pre-written drivers (by buying a kit and using the one they supply)

  4. I don’t like the Vitamin C water drops so I have to give my two guinea pigs vitamin c through fruits and vegetables. They always get romaine and carrots and strawberries, but they don’t like red bell peppers and oranges. What other fruits are there that have lots of vitamin c and are safe for guinea pigs?

    Answer by Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
    Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin C-my piggies get it every morning!

  5. With all dSLR manufacturers racing against time to cram more megapixels on their APS-C sensors, I wonder will there be a time where dSLR cameras start to be compact cameras with more noise? And what is the ideal MP in an APS-C sensor?

    Answer by garisonc
    The answer to your question is that it depends. Canon has 10 MP APS-C sensors in the Rebel XTi (400D) and the 40D camera and both perform very differently as far as noise reduction. The Rebel XTi runs a Canon Digic II processor which is not as advanced as the Digic III processor in the 40D. The processor in the 40 is so good that the images show very little additional noise when compared to images produced by the Canon 5D which has a full size sensor.

    So in response to your question, we have hit the point where noise from too many pixels is a potential problem, but the additional power in the new image processing chips are counter acting the issues with the newer sensors.

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