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    Default Biggest PC life saver?

    I recently lost my PC - the power supply or fan finally went out on it, perhaps a combination. Wouldn't power up and nothing would happen. Fortunately I had a Sata cable on hand and was able to rip everything from the old hard drive and transfer it to this new PC I just got. Saved a big headache of having to swap it into another system or sweating lost documents. Now I'm using it just like a flash drive. Needless to say Sata cable has been quite important to me and it got me thinking - just what is the biggest life saver for you to have for your set up?

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    Default Re: Biggest PC life saver?

    Perhaps not my single biggest lifesaver, but I find a 3.5" USB3 SATA drive enclosure to very valuable. Similarly to your situation, I slap the drive in the enclosure, copy relevant data (or can even boot from it) and thereafter use it as a backup device.

    Beyond that, probably The Ultimate Boot CD (Or Ultimate Boot Thumb Drive!).

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    Default Re: Biggest PC life saver?

    Oh man this is a tough on to answer. I mess with so much stuff I am not sure which way to go. I def have UBC(with password crackers) in the toolbox.

    I have a KingWin EZ-Dock for the issues you guys speak of. Thing is worth the money. 2.5" or 3.5" drives just slide in. Can clone drives with the press of a button. Backups ect ect. Look into one.

    If I had to pick I would say my trusty USB to PS2 adapter. I have been able to fix so many PC issues by just being able to use a KB when USB ports fail or drivers go haywire by using a PS2 port. I keep a PS2 keyboard and mouse in the IT closet at all times as well. Old school tactics are sometimes the best. Also keep a paperclip in the toolbox at all times.
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    Default Re: Biggest PC life saver?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberburnout View Post
    Also keep a paperclip in the toolbox at all times.
    Oh yeah! This. 100 x This!

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    Default Re: Biggest PC life saver?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gu3 View Post
    Oh yeah! This. 100 x This!

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    Default Re: Biggest PC life saver?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberburnout View Post
    Any true tech that does repair or desk side support will know of the couple things you must have at all times. paperclip, Password recovery tools, Phillip screw driver and breath mints!! hahaha
    and maybe some Advil or somethin' like that.
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    Default Re: Biggest PC life saver?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberburnout View Post
    Oh man this is a tough on to answer. I mess with so much stuff I am not sure which way to go. I def have UBC(with password crackers) in the toolbox.

    I have a KingWin EZ-Dock for the issues you guys speak of. Thing is worth the money. 2.5" or 3.5" drives just slide in. Can clone drives with the press of a button. Backups ect ect. Look into one.

    If I had to pick I would say my trusty USB to PS2 adapter. I have been able to fix so many PC issues by just being able to use a KB when USB ports fail or drivers go haywire by using a PS2 port. I keep a PS2 keyboard and mouse in the IT closet at all times as well. Old school tactics are sometimes the best. Also keep a paperclip in the toolbox at all times.

    Sandy I have to agree with you KingWin EZ-Dock! Ive been meaning to get one forever just the perfect device to have! Now that you brought it up Ill put it on my Wish list!

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    Default Re: Biggest PC life saver?

    Oh boy I got a couple now. One that has been really helpful and saved me a couple of reformats is the Windows Repair from tweaking.com

    Windows Repair (All In One)

    The other one is quite simply Windows Backup and Restore. When I lost my system, that automatic backup was just amazing. I was really pleased that I didn't lose everything when my SDDs crashed.

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    Default Re: Biggest PC life saver?

    Quote Originally Posted by rrplay View Post
    and maybe some Advil or somethin' like that.
    In my desk drawer!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Barnes View Post
    Sandy I have to agree with you KingWin EZ-Dock! Ive been meaning to get one forever just the perfect device to have! Now that you brought it up Ill put it on my Wish list!
    You wont be sorry!


    Quote Originally Posted by joshjaks View Post
    Oh boy I got a couple now. One that has been really helpful and saved me a couple of reformats is the Windows Repair from tweaking.com

    Windows Repair (All In One)

    The other one is quite simply Windows Backup and Restore. When I lost my system, that automatic backup was just amazing. I was really pleased that I didn't lose everything when my SDDs crashed.
    I normally avoid software tools like this because I don't trust them. Since you say it is worth taking a look at I will try it out and see if I can add to my toolbox. Thanks
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    Default Re: Biggest PC life saver?

    Quote Originally Posted by bartelby View Post
    I recently lost my PC - the power supply or fan finally went out on it, perhaps a combination. Wouldn't power up and nothing would happen. Fortunately I had a Sata cable on hand and was able to rip everything from the old hard drive and transfer it to this new PC I just got. Saved a big headache of having to swap it into another system or sweating lost documents. Now I'm using it just like a flash drive. Needless to say Sata cable has been quite important to me and it got me thinking - just what is the biggest life saver for you to have for your set up?
    Mine biigest life saver is the patience, every time somthing goes wrong (PC doesn't power up, programs crash, fan does not spin, etc.), I said to my self: patience, patience everything wil be OK, you'll fix it.

    Always look beyond the limits...

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