Surviving a PC meltdown; SugarSync, Mozy notes

Learn how to secure your data in the cloud, restore it after a crash--and get YouTube to run on your new PC.

By Rick Broida, PC World |  Cloud Computing, Backup & Recovery, cloud storage

Why does this happen? I have no idea, but it's a bug that needs fixing. In the meantime, there is a way to make sure your file dates remain intact: Use the Mozy client software, not Restore Manager, to handle the restoration. (If you're working on a new PC like I was, you'll probably want to install that anyway.) That's according to a Mozy employee who posted the solution in a Mozy community forum. And I'm happy to report my tests bear this out.

Fix 'Green' YouTube Videos

Owing to my recent computer meltdown, I'm in the process of breaking in a new system (hopefully without "breaking" it along the way).

One weird anomaly cropped up right away: When I tried to watch a YouTube video, everything went green. Specifically, I could hear the audio, but the only image was a big green square. Huh? This was particularly vexing because I was sure I'd installed the latest version of Adobe Flash, and I definitely had the latest video drivers.

Thankfully, I remembered a fix from many moons ago. If you're encountering this same issue, try this:

Open your Web browser and head to YouTube. Choose any random video (or the one you're actually trying to watch). Right-click anywhere in the video window, then click Settings. Clear the check box next to Enable hardware acceleration, then click Close.

Presto! Now your videos should play just fine.

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