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Power Users is a Q&A site for questions about the usage of computer software and hardware. We are still a small site and would like to grow, so please consider joining our community. We are looking forward to your questions and answers; they are the building blocks of a repository of knowledge we are building together.

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Q&A My hard drive is screeching, now what?

My hard drive is making a screeching/scraping/scratching sound. Is this bad? Will it explode? What I do? How do I figure out which hard drive is doing it, if I have multiple?

2 answers  ·  posted 29d ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 27d ago by Lundin‭

Question hard-drive hardware
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Q&A Hardware for occasional direct control of personal server

Sorry if the title is weird, please feel free to suggest a rephrase. I have a personal server in my closet. I host various software on this for my family's use. The vast majority of the time I con...

2 answers  ·  posted 10mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Journeymangeek ‭

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Q&A How do I find a good KVM switch?

I regularly use two computers with the same keyboard and monitor(s) with a KVM switch. With one button press, the KVM switch can transfer both the video output (monitors) and input (keyboard and mo...

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A What technical steps can I take to reduce Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) and discomfort from heavy computer use?

I use computers heavily, both for work and out of personal habits. It's probably typical for me to spend ~60 hours a week at a computer (how depressing, I know). Over the years, this has caused so...

2 answers  ·  posted 10mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  edited 10mo ago by Alexei‭