February 2011 – geekyprojects.com

How to Format a USB External Hard Drive for Linux

Formatting a USB external hard drive, could be a very easy task when done with proper tools. However, sometimes there are drives which, for whatever reason will not format. For this reason I have decided to divide this guide into two parts. The first part of this guide applies to any type of drive, not […]

Clonezilla Live vs. Clonezilla Server (DRBL)

In this article I will try to explain the differences between Clonezilla Live and Clonezilla Server (DRBL). There are two versions of Clonezilla: Clonezilla Live, which runs from a liveCD and Clonezilla Server version. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, it all depends on what you need it for. If some of you don’t already […]

How to Retrieve Files From a Dead Computer

Your computer suddenly died and it is full of important files; what do you do now? How can you retrieve your files? Here’s the scenario: You press the power button to turn your laptop computer on and discover it is dead, nothing is coming up on the screen, not even the brand’s logo. You look […]

My Computer Won’t Connect To The Internet – All Possible Causes

There are many issues that would cause a computer not to connect to the Internet. In this article I will try to cover some common ones and some you probably never thought of. Some of these issues include Winsock corruption, router signal issues, network configuration issues, browser issues and internet provider issues. Some issues are […]

Turn Your WebCam Into a CCTV Security Camera

Want to setup a CCTV Security Camera system in your house but don’t want to spend the time or effort to do it? I got just the perfect solution for you. How about using your webcam for this purpose? This is one of those cool projects I always thought about doing but never got around […]

Windows Won’t Connect to the Internet – Corrupt Winsock Fix

There are many different causes that can prevent a Windows XP computer from connecting to the Internet. Some are easily identifiable however some are not. In this article I will be covering how to fix corrupt Winsock registry keys in Windows XP, Vista and 7. If you are getting an IP of the type 169.254.x.x, […]

What to do When Windows 7 Search is Not Finding Files it Should

Windows 7 Search not working as it should? Ever since Windows introduced its indexed search, obtaining reliable search results has been an odyssey.  The big problem with Windows indexed search results is that not everything gets indexed. Windows only indexes folders it thinks are important, and when we have a computer deciding what we need, […]

How To Trace An Email Using Its IP Address (for Free!)

In the beginning of the web, tracing an email address was practically impossible. Nowadays a bunch of free tools for this purpose have sprung up all over the web. Availability of these tools combined with an improvement in tracking geographic locations of world IP addresses, have made the job a lot easier.  In this article […]