A cost effective alternative to KVM over IP switches

Whether in a co-location centre or at a remote site, looking after a server when you aren’t there in person can be a challenge, particularly if you are conscientious and update your servers regularly – updating a Windows server almost always requires reboot, updating a Linux server will require reboot if the kernel has been […]

Recover a failing Windows hard disk using only free software and your Windows CD.

Scenario. You have a Windows machine which will not boot up but you can still access the disk, even though it makes various clunking and thunking noises. Solution. Install a new hard disk and Partedmagicos on a USB stick or CD and run either “ntfsclone” (the easiest and quickest option) or “dd_rescue”. If the NTFS […]