Happy New Year!
Hard to believe another year has passed. I hope 2019 will be a year of fewer tech problems, more confidence, and just generally a year full of good things for you and yours.
Of course looking back at last year is always kind of interesting. Let's just say that one of the more obvious trends is that Windows 10 was over-represented ... and not in a good way.
CHKDSK can't run? Yep, it happens. But we know what to do about it.
Facebook is everywhere, it seems. Once place it doesn't belong, in my opinion, as as your login to sites other than Facebook.
As always, I'm grateful you're here. Here's to a fantastic 2019!
almost) the end of the year.
Let's take a look at 2018's Ask Leo! website traffic. Personally, I find it an interesting perspective on what people were looking for, what issues they were dealing with, and which answers they found most useful.
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"Chkdsk Cannot Run Because the Volume Is in Use by another Process" -- What Does It Mean and How Do I Fix It?
Chkdsk is an important and little-understood command-line utility that comes with every version of Microsoft Windows. Its purpose, as its mangled name implies, is to “check” your “disk”.
In order to do its work, Chkdsk needs complete and exclusive access to the disk it's about to check. If it doesn't have that, “Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process” is the result.
I'll look at why, what to do, and what it looks like as it happens.
Continue Reading: "Chkdsk Cannot Run Because the Volume Is in Use by another Process" -- What Does It Mean and How Do I Fix It?
I've noticed recently that a number of websites allow you to log in using another web service instead of directly from that webpage. For example, my son couldn't remember his password at PhoneZoo, but it had an option to log in from his Facebook page. He pressed the button, logged into Facebook and he was also logged into PhoneZoo.
Can you explain this a little bit about what's going on here and whether this means there is an increased security risk? If someone gets in his Facebook account, I would assume they could also get into his PhoneZoo account or any other website providing this access. Is this a trend and is there any way to avoid it?
Rarely do I get to be this absolute: if it's presented as an option, don't use it. Log in with a traditional email or ID and password instead.
There are a variety of reasons, but the most important is simply basic security.
Continue Reading: Should I Use Facebook to Log In to Other Sites When Offered?
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