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How to Boot from CD/DVD on a Macbook

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Want to boot from CD/DVD on your Macbook but don’t know how? The answer is simple!

  1. Hold the “Option” key on the keyboard during startup.
  2. Using the arrow keys, select the CD/DVD Drive at the menu and select return.

Using this same method you can switch between Bootcamp and the OSX install.

How to access eMachines recovery partition.

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Want to restore a Gateway computer back to factory settings? This is how you access the eMachines recovery partition

  1. Turn computer on
  2. Press Alt-F10 at same time
  3. The recovery process will start.

Keep in mind, the recovery process will remove all your user data, including documents & pictures and restore the computer back to when you had first turned it on.

Godaddy Email Settings

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Godaddy Email Settings

Godaddy and there resellers (Wild West Domains resellers) use the following servers for incomming and outgoing email, Depending on what datacenter you are in

American datacenters

Incoming (POP3) server:

Outgoing (SMTP) server:

Asian Datacenters

Incoming (POP3) server:

Outgoing (SMTP) server:

European Datacenters

Incoming (POP3) server:

Outgoing (SMTP) server:

GoDaddy’s mail servers support Secure and non secure POP/IMAP/SMTP, here are some of the protocols that work


Your full email address


Your email account password

Incoming Mail Server

Your incoming server.

Outgoing Mail Server

Your outgoing server.

Incoming Port

Without SSL – 110

With SSL – 995

Outgoing Port

Without SSL – one of the following 25, 80, 3535, 587

With SSL – 465

Original resource found “here

hal.dll Corrupted/Missing Fix

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Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:


Please re-install a copy of the above file

  1. Boot using Windows Setup CD
  2. Go into the Recovery Console by pressing “R”.
  3. Select the appropriate Windows install
  4. Enter the administrator password
  5. Type the following in the console and then press enter (Each line is one different command)
  6. Attrib -H -R -S C:Boot.ini
  7. Del C:Boot.ini
  8. BootCfg /Rebuild
  9. Fixboot
  10. Restart PC

How to take Snapshots from Movies

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Ever wanted to capture that perfect scene from a movie or video clip? Heres how to do it.

Using Windows Media Player

  1. At the scene you would like to save, press Ctrl-I at the same time to save the snapshot.

Using VideoLAN (VLC Media Player)

  1. Pause the scene that you would like to save, by pressing the Space Bar.
  2. Click Video
  3. Click Snapshot
  4. Your snapshot of the scene has now been saved, usually to My Pictures. However the location can be changed in VLC’s settings.