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Forum: Media Center 30 Jun 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 4,966
Posted By blotsome
While I can't say I'm exactly glad that I'm not...

While I can't say I'm exactly glad that I'm not the only one, it feels good that it's not just me. I'm curious, does anyone have a working netflix plugin in Media Center, or did they ALL break...
Forum: Media Center 16 Dec 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 11,107
Posted By blotsome
But you can use an Xbox as an 7MC extender, and I...

But you can use an Xbox as an 7MC extender, and I assume you can control it via the Xbox controller... there already exists some sort of compatibility between Xbox and 7MC, and you can plug an Xbox...
Forum: Media Center 16 Dec 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 11,107
Posted By blotsome
Over a year into the official release of Windows...

Over a year into the official release of Windows 7, with versions of Media Center existing long before that, and versions of the XBox being out for even longer, I'm am shocked to read the above. No...
Forum: General Discussion 14 Oct 2010
Replies: 120
Views: 80,709
Posted By blotsome
Classic Shell is a separate application that you...

Classic Shell is a separate application that you have to download. I don't want some third party hack mucking with my shell, even if it is only cosmetic. So I've just been living with it, as everyone...
Forum: Media Center 06 Oct 2010
Replies: 1,238
Poll: MediaBrowser
Views: 296,341
Posted By blotsome
I had the issue about loosing the image cache....

I had the issue about loosing the image cache. Anyway, after manually going through it again, and sometimes pressing the reload button, the images all reloaded and haven't vanished since. So I'm not...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 06 Oct 2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,939
Posted By blotsome
The free version will not merge partitions. "This...

The free version will not merge partitions. "This function is not supported in MiniTool Parition Wizard Home Edition." That is the error message I get. That said, it appears that the free bootable CD...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 05 Oct 2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,939
Posted By blotsome
Darn. I made F: smaller, and extended G:, but you...

Darn. I made F: smaller, and extended G:, but you can't merge with the free home version.

Any other ideas?
Forum: Hardware & Devices 05 Oct 2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,939
Posted By blotsome
Well, that isn't an option, because like I said,...

Well, that isn't an option, because like I said, I have nearly 900GBs of media files and system image backups, and my primary drive is 300GB. I have no place to temporarily back up this drive, so...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 05 Oct 2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,939
Posted By blotsome
Yeah, my Win7 OS is on a completely different...

Yeah, my Win7 OS is on a completely different drive. I just have my old XP clone bootable from this drive (which I have only booted into a handful of times since my upgrade a year ago). I imagine I...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 05 Oct 2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,939
Posted By blotsome
4 partitions with lots of data on one drive. Can I merge without loss?

OK. I bought a 1.5 GB drive to store back up system images and large media files (DVD rips and such). When I got it, I decided, for whatever reason, to split it up into 4 equal sized partitions...
Forum: Media Center 28 Sep 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,995
Posted By blotsome
I was just fiddling with this earlier today....

I was just fiddling with this earlier today. Yesterday, I had installed the Doug Knox application, and raised the buffer to 120 minutes. I paused the TV, then went out to the garage to do some...
Forum: Media Center 27 Sep 2010
Replies: 1,238
Poll: MediaBrowser
Views: 296,341
Posted By blotsome
Could you explain how to do that, or post a link...

Could you explain how to do that, or post a link to instructions please? I just built a HTPC for the living room. I have most of my media files organized on various large harddrives in the bedroom...
Forum: General Discussion 13 Sep 2010
Replies: 18
Views: 6,774
Posted By blotsome
Hmm... that doesn't help me. I don't have a USB...

Hmm... that doesn't help me. I don't have a USB mouse receiver or infrared mouse.
Forum: Installation & Setup 20 Aug 2010
Replies: 27
Views: 10,623
Posted By blotsome
I found a program, FastCopy...

I found a program, FastCopy (http://ipmsg.org/tools/fastcopy.html.en) FastCopy. I have compared the two drives, and found ~800MB worth of files not found on the newer drive (2768 files or so). If I...
Forum: Installation & Setup 18 Aug 2010
Replies: 27
Views: 10,623
Posted By blotsome
Anyone know of a program which is basically the...

Anyone know of a program which is basically the opposite of a duplicate file finder. Let's say I restored my OS image to the new drive, but now the two drives have a different number of files, and a...
Forum: Installation & Setup 12 Aug 2010
Replies: 27
Views: 10,623
Posted By blotsome
I haven't done anything major yet, just browse...

I haven't done anything major yet, just browse the web, and pull up 7MC for 5 minutes, run Xnews. I have not experienced any noticeable issues. Any thing I should do to test it harder? Edit some...
Forum: Installation & Setup 12 Aug 2010
Replies: 27
Views: 10,623
Posted By blotsome
If the drive is under warranty, I'd rather not...

If the drive is under warranty, I'd rather not pay for a new one (even if my purchasing choices back in 2008 were bad), you know?
Forum: Installation & Setup 12 Aug 2010
Replies: 27
Views: 10,623
Posted By blotsome
I've submitted an advanced RMA with WD. Will they...

I've submitted an advanced RMA with WD. Will they accept a drive which their diagnostic has repaired, or do I need to cancel the RMA and wait for it to fail even worse... I think I remember last time...
Forum: Installation & Setup 12 Aug 2010
Replies: 27
Views: 10,623
Posted By blotsome
I ran the scans (both from the WD CD and from CMD...

I ran the scans (both from the WD CD and from CMD CHKDSK) and they were both clean. I then tried to "repair startup" and that didn't work. I then tried from the CMD to do a bcdedit /FixBoot, and that...
Forum: Installation & Setup 11 Aug 2010
Replies: 27
Views: 10,623
Posted By blotsome
I was running "Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for DOS...

I was running "Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for DOS (CD) (http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=606&sid=30&lang=en)". The drive didn't have any data, outside of the OS and my installed...
Forum: Installation & Setup 11 Aug 2010
Replies: 27
Views: 10,623
Posted By blotsome
OK, it ran and said "Errors found - the drive has...

OK, it ran and said "Errors found - the drive has been repaired. error/status code:0223" View test results doesn't give any more information about what was repaired. But now, when I try to boot to...
Forum: Installation & Setup 11 Aug 2010
Replies: 27
Views: 10,623
Posted By blotsome
"all the old problems are history." Besides...

"all the old problems are history."

Besides the drive failure, I didn't really have any problems (that I know of, I guess something I was unaware of could have been leading to the drive failure)....
Forum: Installation & Setup 11 Aug 2010
Replies: 27
Views: 10,623
Posted By blotsome
the WD quick test after 8 seconds: "Test...

the WD quick test after 8 seconds:

"Test Completed with read element failure
Error/status code:0007
continue on to full media scan in order to resolve this issue"

which I am doing now...
Forum: Installation & Setup 11 Aug 2010
Replies: 27
Views: 10,623
Posted By blotsome
OK. I'll try that. In the mean time, do you have...

OK. I'll try that. In the mean time, do you have any advice regarding my questions in my OP regarding getting a new drive (warranty question, tips on restoring from image file, drive upgrade...
Forum: Installation & Setup 11 Aug 2010
Replies: 27
Views: 10,623
Posted By blotsome
Ok, I ran SeaTools for DOS, since I already had...

Ok, I ran SeaTools for DOS, since I already had it burned to a disk, and your instructions said it would work with a WD drive. SMART has not been tripped. Took just over an hour to complete, and...
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