Bob Collette

Bob Collette

Lives in United States Pavilion, NY, United States
Works as a Digital Imaging Consultant
Joined on Aug 7, 2002
About me:

Digital imaging consultant with approximately 20 years of experience in digital imaging as it relates to digital printers. Hold 11 US Patents relating to digital imaging and color management.

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  • Just connecting an external drive won't backup your files, you need software to do that.  Perhaps backup software came with the external drive, but if it did, you neglected to tell us what ...
  • As long as the hard drive doesn't die or get reformatted, I wouldn't worry too much about losing your data files (pictures, documents, etc.). If worst comes to worst, the hard drive can always be ...
  • There is a handy utility named Types that lets you change file associations and also the path to the executable to open the file.  It just may do what you need.  You'll find it at: http://izt.name/ ...
  • Inkjet printers can work with a wide range of papers.  Dyesub printers require special ribbon and paper designed to work in that printer.  You're not going to be able to change the backprint on ...
  • Personally, I don't see any need to secure erase the SSD before reusing it.  If you were giving/selling it to someone else, then I would secure erase it, but I see no advantage since you're going ...
  • Jay, you are correct.  ICC/ICM profiles have been stored in that folder since at least Windows 2000.  Also, if you have a profile that is stored somewhere else (download folder, removable media, ...
  • I've been using Battery Care ( http://batterycare.net/en/index.html ).  It's free and it monitors the number of charge/discharge cycles.
  • I've been using Virtual Dub for many years ( http://www.virtualdub.org/ ).  It's free and very easy to use.  It supports a wide variety of input file formats (using the appropriate input filters).  ...
  • I also have an X6EL and I'm using it with Win7x64.  I am using ScanWizard 5.  I don't remember where I got it (might have been a European Microtek site), but the name of the software was ...
  • One clarification.  RAW files, by definition, do not have a color space associated with them.  They are just the raw data from the camera's image sensor.  The RAW converter has to "render" the ...
  • I agree with Tom that it's likely a video card problem.  Either the card has come partially unseated (as Tom suggested), or it's a problem with the video driver.  I recently purchased a Dell ...
  • I'm not sure what you mean by "LAN".  Do you mean a device connected to your network, or another computer on the network?  LAN is an acronym meaning Local Area Network.  The wireless network ...
  • There is usually a high probability of recovering files when a card or disk is reformatted and nothing more is written to the card/disk.  However, the more data that you write to the card/disk ...
  • Replied in Laptop help
    I concur regarding the i5 battery life.  I recently purchased a Dell Latitude laptop with the Intel i5-4300U (slightly faster than the 4200U).  I'm amazed at the projected battery life when ...
  • Russell, take a look at Battery Care ( http://batterycare.net/ ).  It's a free utility that has a tray icon that shows you the condition of your battery and will also show you the CPU temp and HD ...
  • It's possible that it's a power supply issue.  A while ago, I had a similar issue (can't remember the exact details).  My computer sometimes wouldn't wake up from being asleep.  As I recall, it ...
  • When you say that the computer won't restart, in what way does it not respond properly?  Does it not shutdown properly, does it blue screen when starting back up, does it "hang" when restarting, ...
  • As tcg550 suggested earlier, download and install DVD Shrink ( http://soft-now.com/listing/122798/dvd-shrink/?did=11059&pid=1&ppd=content,43012484305,download dvd ...
  • Roy, take a look at Macrium Reflect Fee ( http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx ).  It has most of the features & functionality that most people need and you can't beat the price (free).  Also, ...
  • I'll try to answer your questions by first explaining the features that you asked about. Disk/partition backup : This is what is sometimes referred to as an image. It is a complete backup of a ...
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