Archive for February, 2011

15th February
2011
written by Nate

The newest drivers available for the QX410 with NVIDIA GeForce 310M GPU are version 8.17.12.6672, though these aren’t published on the Samsung support site directory.  Here are the links directly to the newest driver version (hosted by Samsung).

32 Bit

64 Bit

Unfortunately there is no changelog available.  Online chat, phone support, and email support seemed unable to comprehend the request for a changelog.

6th February
2011
written by Nate

Hirens Boot CD LogoBoot CDs can be extremely useful.  A good multi-use boot CD can be used for a wide variety of things.  Diagnosing a PC with a hardware issue, fixing an advanced malware infestation, recovering files, and imaging a computer are all things that can be accomplished with a boot CD.  One that I have had really good success with is Hiren’s Boot CD, also called HBCD.

Some of the features I use the most from HBCD (all of which are included) are antivirus tools, tools for backup, and password reset.  The full list is quite impressive and can be found on the official HBCD website.

Next time a family member or colleague brings a computer to you that their child has managed to completely infect with malware, give the boot CD a shot.  I think you’ll find it makes the job a lot easier.

Edit (2/8/2011): The newest version of HBCD has just been released, version 13.1.  Details can be found here.