Instant obsolescence is pervasive in the world of high tech. As soon as an electronics device or piece of software is out the door, on the drawing board is yet another product that is scheduled to replace it in due course.
Encountered a strange and cryptic error message (release the lock switch, detach the I/F cable and reconnect) trying to start my Canon LiDE 80 scanner in my Virtual Box virtual machine running Windows XP Professional. I was not aware that my 10-year-old scanner was equipped with any kind of lock switch and had never come across this error message before.
From a reader: My Parallels Desktop program got messed up and keeps displaying the same error without giving me the chance to run Windows 7. I can’t get beyond this popup error: “The virtual machine was restarted. The virtual machine processor was reset by the operating system.” What can I do to fix this?
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Customer writes: I’ve been backing up important documents using a Crucial Gizmo USB flash drive. This drive is no longer functional. I tried to connect it to my other Mac, but that computer can’t read the files, either. I also have a Kingston device that I use for backup purposes. However, when I try to save new docs onto the Kingston they aren’t accessible. While I can just go out and buy a new USB drive and back up everything again, do you think there is something else I can do?