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    using command line to see past activity


    Hi, I was out of town for 5 weeks. I want to see what if any activity that may have occurred on my computer while I was out of town. I am thinking that maybe this can be done via the command line scripting/

    Also, when I returned, I started my computer, worked with it for two days, then it crashed. The local tech shop said my problem may be my motherboard or video card. I think I'll just buy a new computer and attach my current hard drive.

    So the question is to as whether I can still use the command line to see any changes on my drive when it is in a new computer, not having the original motherboard.

    thanks in advance! ; )
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    The motherboard doesn't remember anything. All it does is ferry electrons from one component to another. If there is anything to find then it will all be on the hard drive.
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