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Forum: Hardware & Devices 13 Jul 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By GeneralEclectic
Solved, I think

I've resolved this, I think. Time will tell. What I did was shut down the machine and install the problem drive in the hot-swap bay. Then booted. BIOS enumerated the drives in order (the problem...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 11 Jul 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By GeneralEclectic
They're all Seagate 7200.11 series. Nothing...

They're all Seagate 7200.11 series. Nothing unusual about any of them. When they're mounted, the file systems are always okay, as in marked with a clean dismount and remount. All are NTFS with...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 11 Jul 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By GeneralEclectic
Hot-plug external drive = forcibly dismounts internal drive. Why??

Hello all, This is an ASUS P5P43TD-Pro socket 775 Q8400, latest BIOS release. Works normally in all known other aspects. Windows 7 Enterprise, x64. 16GB memory. BIOS settings all "auto", i.e. no OC...
Forum: General Discussion 22 Mar 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By GeneralEclectic
You can specify error-handling behavior for some...

You can specify error-handling behavior for some types of errors. What errors are you expecting? :D

I'll grant you that the Robocopy documentation takes some study as they're prone to using some...
Forum: General Discussion 22 Mar 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,386
Posted By GeneralEclectic
Notebooks can be pretty fussy about drivers. If...

Notebooks can be pretty fussy about drivers. If I were having this problem, I'd reinstall all drivers from HP's support site and DO NOT LET WINDOWS UPDATE CHANGE THEM. Also you might want to verify...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 22 Mar 2013
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By GeneralEclectic
Try this: Open a new tab and enter...

Try this:

Open a new tab and enter "about:config" in the address bar.

Search for this: "browser.link.open_newwindow" and confirm that the setting is 3. If it's not, make it so.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 22 Mar 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,320
Posted By GeneralEclectic
Is this like a USB3 card reader connected...

Is this like a USB3 card reader connected internally to the 19/20 pin header on the mobo? If so, those are notoriously unreliable connectors. You might try re-routing the internal wiring to...
Forum: General Discussion 22 Mar 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By GeneralEclectic
Look at Robocopy. It's built into Windows. It's...

Look at Robocopy. It's built into Windows. It's far more versatile and granular than simple drag/drop.

For copying large amounts of files, consider using the /create option prior to copying as...
Forum: General Discussion 22 Mar 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 805
Posted By GeneralEclectic
BTW, if anyone's interested in how I ran this...

BTW, if anyone's interested in how I ran this down:
1) Went to the system devices page. Created a desktop shortcut for the removable drive that had the improper icon.
2) Created a desktop shortcut...
Forum: General Discussion 22 Mar 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 805
Posted By GeneralEclectic
SOLVED! ...

SOLVED!

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

There was a key named "DriveIcons" that contained exceptions for the two icons. There were two subkeys for each problematic...
Forum: General Discussion 22 Mar 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 805
Posted By GeneralEclectic
Yep. The iconcache.db file no longer exists in...

Yep. The iconcache.db file no longer exists in ....\appdata\local. No trace of it post-reboot, and all icons appear the same as they did before removing it and rebooting. Kind of suggests that...
Forum: General Discussion 21 Mar 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 805
Posted By GeneralEclectic
Drive Icons in Windows Explorer Boogered - Where to Fix?

Win7 x64 Pro, Asus P8Z77-V

This machine has an AFlashData USB3 internal card reader. They have this "accelerator" program (it accelerates nothing, it turns out) that installs some cute...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 31 Jul 2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,367
Posted By GeneralEclectic
That shouldn't take much effort. I run WEI once...

That shouldn't take much effort. I run WEI once to make sure Aero is enabled and working properly, and then I ignore it form that point on. I honestly couldn't tell you any of the scores on any of...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 31 Jul 2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,367
Posted By GeneralEclectic
No it doesn't. It takes you to a PDF download.

No it doesn't. It takes you to a PDF download.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 31 Jul 2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,367
Posted By GeneralEclectic
You guys might be interested in this analysis of...

You guys might be interested in this analysis of SSD behavior. Specifically, the authors of this paper were interested in how fast garbage collection happens. It's a LOT faster than Britton and...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 29 Jul 2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,367
Posted By GeneralEclectic
Yeah, it appears that the SSDs are working...

Yeah, it appears that the SSDs are working approximately as expected, so I'm going to TRY not to obsess about the incorrect WEI. There's this nagging feeling in the back of my mind that it's...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 29 Jul 2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,367
Posted By GeneralEclectic
Okay..... so I swapped the Force 3 for a Crucial...

Okay..... so I swapped the Force 3 for a Crucial M4. Re-ran the benchmarks on an empty partition and here are the results. They look about what you'd expect for an M4. AND... the Disk WEI is...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 29 Jul 2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,367
Posted By GeneralEclectic
Here are both benchmarks run again on an empty...

Here are both benchmarks run again on an empty partition. And Windows' assessment of the performance:
Forum: Hardware & Devices 29 Jul 2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,367
Posted By GeneralEclectic
Here is the AS benchmark for this system. It's...

Here is the AS benchmark for this system. It's good, but not great. This Force 3 drive came with the most recent 5.02 firmware. You have to wonder if there's something about this f/w that has...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 29 Jul 2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,367
Posted By GeneralEclectic
Actually, I didn't have the new drive in my...

Actually, I didn't have the new drive in my possession at the time.

Thank you for the suggestion to clear the WEI. Got the same result.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 28 Jul 2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,367
Posted By GeneralEclectic
Peculiar WEI result with Force 3 drive on Ivybridge system

Just took delivery of a new HP dv7t-7000 laptop. It has the i7-3210QM Ivybridge processor along with Intel's H77 chipset. Everything looks pretty good with it so far. Processor WEI 7.8, Memory...
Forum: Sound & Audio 17 Feb 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1,561
Posted By GeneralEclectic
Finally got to the bottom of this. The...

Finally got to the bottom of this. The "explanation", which unfortunately isn't a "solution" may be helpful to others.

The problem isn't in Windows. It's in the monitor. Specifically in the...
Forum: Network & Sharing 12 Feb 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,852
Posted By GeneralEclectic
It just occurred to me that I failed to tell you...

It just occurred to me that I failed to tell you to reboot after making those registry changes. If you don't, the values aren't implemented so nothing will change.
Forum: Network & Sharing 11 Feb 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1,570
Posted By GeneralEclectic
The router handles DHCP/DNS matters for your...

The router handles DHCP/DNS matters for your private network and handles lookup requests to the external DNS. The ISP doesn't see the computers behind the router at all. Giving them all the same...
Forum: Network & Sharing 10 Feb 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,852
Posted By GeneralEclectic
Exactly. The problem takes a while to crop up,...

Exactly. The problem takes a while to crop up, depending on how much data you're sending it. 2-3 days is fairly typical.
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