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Forum: Hardware & Devices 27 Jul 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By dondon
Option 2 ended up working. I never thought to...

Option 2 ended up working. I never thought to check for an autorun.inf file, but there was one and it was forcing the label. Deleted it and I was able to rename (or unname, I guess) the drive.
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Forum: Hardware & Devices 26 Jul 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By dondon
Unable to relabel drive?

I installed a LaTeX package known as ProTeXt. It appears to have renamed the drive that held the installer files. I have been unable to rename the drive, and the name/label has persisted across...
Forum: Installation & Setup 08 Sep 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,007
Posted By dondon
Wouldn't that prevent me from getting anywhere in...

Wouldn't that prevent me from getting anywhere in the installation? Secure boot is already off. If you refer to my original post, this seems to be a storage driver-related issue, as there are...
Forum: Installation & Setup 07 Sep 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,007
Posted By dondon
Cannot continue install--missing driver

Trying to replace win8 with win7 on a new laptop. It has a 32 GB SSD paired with a 500 GB HDD with Intel RST. I am doing a network installation, since I don't have a spare USB key that's big enough,...
Forum: General Discussion 20 Jul 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 618
Posted By dondon
change startup items without OS access

accidentally installed Daemon Tools with SPTD emulation enabled on Win7 running under VirtualBox. RDP and Virtualbox are so seamless that I guess I thought I was on a regular desktop without builtin...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Jan 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By dondon
bump

bump
Forum: General Discussion 31 Dec 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By dondon
Unlocker will either: 1) Delete the file, but...

Unlocker will either:
1) Delete the file, but the program trying to overwrite the file will still fail to overwrite the file, despite the file not being visible in explorer.
2) Fail to delete the...
Forum: General Discussion 31 Dec 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By dondon
Files can't be deleted

Yes, I've googled. Many, many times over the past year.


I am constantly running into issues trying to delete files--mostly .exes. It really interferes with many "autoupdate" programs like Steam...
Forum: Sound & Audio 03 Jul 2012
Replies: 0
Views: 2,802
Posted By dondon
Missing microphone boost with USB mic

Longish post. tldr version: how can I force my microphone's output volume to be higher when there is no boost option due to it being garbage USB?

I have a Logitech USB desktop microphone...
Forum: General Discussion 21 Dec 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 5,237
Posted By dondon
It's not in a library. It's not a big deal since...

It's not in a library. It's not a big deal since I can just change the template for the folders individually; I just found the behavior of the checkbox odd. I'm just happy that I don't have to waste...
Forum: General Discussion 21 Dec 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 5,237
Posted By dondon
I think that's done the trick. Very nice...

I think that's done the trick. Very nice tutorial.


Encountered a weird "bug" of sorts. I have a folder (call it A) containing several subfolders of pictures (call these B1, B2, etc.). I want the...
Forum: General Discussion 21 Dec 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 5,237
Posted By dondon
Make folders default to "general items" optimization

It seems like every folder I don't change to be optimized for "general items" defaults to "pictures." This, of course, leads to massive thumbnails. It seems like, if even one file in a folder is a...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 01 Oct 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,841
Posted By dondon
Constant disk access that doesn't show on procmon

I have a WD Green drive which parks its heads after 8 seconds of inactivity. This is measured by "load/unload cycle count" in SMART, and WD rates the drive for 300,000 cycles. I have accumulated over...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 01 Oct 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 10,252
Posted By dondon
ah missed that. Thanks, problem solved.:) Now to...

ah missed that. Thanks, problem solved.:) Now to figure out why my disk is being accessed every ~15 seconds.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 30 Sep 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 10,252
Posted By dondon
I already have it in IDE mode. Is there a...

I already have it in IDE mode.

Is there a way to swap to AHCI without data loss? It's actually something I wanted to do, but I was under the impression you had to reinstall Windows to make the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 30 Sep 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 10,252
Posted By dondon
Is this a new drive recently added? No. It's...

Is this a new drive recently added?
No. It's around 2 months old, but I did a CPU/board swap last week and now I have the above issue. I installed all the chipset and storage controller drivers....
Forum: Hardware & Devices 30 Sep 2011
Replies: 12
Views: 6,070
Posted By dondon
Probably not. I googled WinDirStat and it looks...

Probably not. I googled WinDirStat and it looks like it does the same thing.

Yeah reformatting's probably the easiest option. You mentioned only having 80GB on the drive, and unless it's your only...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 30 Sep 2011
Replies: 12
Views: 6,070
Posted By dondon
OverDisk - Download...

OverDisk - Download (http://overdisk.en.softonic.com/)

Give that a try
Forum: Hardware & Devices 30 Sep 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 10,252
Posted By dondon
Internal SATA drive showing as "ejectable"

I have the "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" icon in my system tray. One of my drives, a WD20EARS (WD Green 2TB) is listed there. I want the icon to go away since I obviously have no need to...
Forum: Customization 08 Jan 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 4,403
Posted By dondon
They're already in png.

They're already in png.
Forum: Customization 08 Jan 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 4,403
Posted By dondon
Hello Anthony, and thank you for your reply. ...

Hello Anthony, and thank you for your reply.

I have the wallpaper(s) I am using saved locally. I selected it from the Desktop Background window. I tried multiple wallpapers and they all suffer...
Forum: Customization 08 Jan 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 4,403
Posted By dondon
Wallpaper quality

I realized today, when I cleaned up all the crap on my desktop, that my wallpaper was filled with jpeg-like artifacts. Funny, considering the source file is practically flawless and a png. I tested...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Sep 2010
Replies: 34
Views: 2,954
Posted By dondon
I run XP with the Virtual PC VM (which is pretty...

I run XP with the Virtual PC VM (which is pretty good, easily comparable to Sun's xVM; the shutdown is much slower, however). I need it for a few apps which don't run on 7 such as my (2010) cell...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Sep 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,225
Posted By dondon
You have one hard drive. If you're unpacking,...

You have one hard drive. If you're unpacking, your hard drive is busy with that task, and it will have to queue other tasks which require HD access, switching between the two as it/the OS sees fit....
Forum: General Discussion 02 Sep 2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,368
Posted By dondon
You can also type '..' (move up one directory...

You can also type '..' (move up one directory level) in the address bar of explorer. ../.. (and longer combinations) works as well. Just like you'd do in a unix shell or the command prompt. Not as...
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