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Forum: General Discussion 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By swiftie
Thank you for helping me with my VBS script! :D ...

Thank you for helping me with my VBS script! :D

But, there's still work to be done.

My test shortcut was "C:\Users\Steve\Desktop\Split Test.lnk" and the line "objShell.Run strCommand,1" gave...
Forum: General Discussion 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By swiftie
Thomas Edison said "Genius is one per cent...

Thomas Edison said "Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration. (http://www.swiftys.org.uk/wiz?1493)"

I just happen to be good at the "perspiration" aspect. I can't let...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By swiftie
Thank you for that excellent description. I'll...

Thank you for that excellent description. I'll try out your suggestion.

I wonder if something like VisualBasic (VBScript) has the ability to interact with desktop objects? If so, perhaps it...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By swiftie
OK, you created your shortcut. Now try running it...

OK, you created your shortcut. Now try running it as a scheduled task. If you manage this, and it shows your tailored icon, then I'd love to know how you launched a shortcut from the task scheduler!
Forum: General Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By swiftie
No, that's an ordinary command prompt window. ...

No, that's an ordinary command prompt window. I'm OK tailoring those.

I'm talking about the window that you get when a scheduled task runs an executable that doesn't have a GUI. Then you get...
Forum: General Discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By swiftie
I thought I was asking how to create a shortcut...

I thought I was asking how to create a shortcut in the Actions tab of the Task Scheduler. I bet this can't be done.

But since that wasn't obvious, is there some way to influence the window icon...
Forum: General Discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By swiftie
Setting the window icon for a command prompt window

I have a set of scheduled tasks, all of which run programs written in Open Object REXX. Consequently, the Command Prompt windows where these tasks runs inherit their icons (at the top left of the...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By swiftie
Thanks, Tookeri Now my only problem is...

Thanks, Tookeri

Now my only problem is remembering that F5 is "Refresh". As far as I can see, there's nothing to tell me. It would be nice if there were an entry under "Actions" such as "Refresh...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By swiftie
Scheduled task remains running, when run manually

I have several tasks defined in the Task Scheduler. They're all working fine. They are written in the REXX language (about the only language I'm proficient in).

Yesterday, I made a small change to...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By swiftie
I think I've stumbled upon the process that is...

I think I've stumbled upon the process that is caning my SSD C: drive... Shadow Storage (used for backups and the like)
I used the vssadmin command to get this:

C:\Windows\system32>vssadmin...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By swiftie
Monitoring programs writing to C: drive

Is there a way to monitor which programs/tasks are writing the most to my SSD C: drive.
I have no hibernation file, and my page space is all on D:

It has taken me two years and four months to...
Forum: Drivers 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,001
Posted By swiftie
I've been to the ASUS website, and it's too...

I've been to the ASUS website, and it's too impenetrable for me.

Since I end up with a working setup by the simple act of throwing my USB3 powered hub out, that's the solution I'm going to use.
...
Forum: Drivers 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,001
Posted By swiftie
Oh, belay that System Restore, I have partial...

Oh, belay that System Restore, I have partial USB2 now. I don't know what did that, but Device Manager is still showing my USB hubs as USB devices (i.e. no "+" signs)

So, my system is mostly...
Forum: Drivers 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,001
Posted By swiftie
Having installed, the 1.0.10 USB3 drivers, I lost...

Having installed, the 1.0.10 USB3 drivers, I lost all my USB2 ports. And the Drobo dashboard couldn't find either of my drobos.
Having rolled back the USB3 driver, I'm now back on 1.0.1 but USb2 is...
Forum: Drivers 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,001
Posted By swiftie
Well, I installed the 1.0.10 USB 3 driver update,...

Well, I installed the 1.0.10 USB 3 driver update, and now I seem to have no working USB2 ports. That has taken out my keyboard/mouse (I'm connected remotely, via my Proliant server). Also, the Drobo...
Forum: Drivers 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,001
Posted By swiftie
The readme.txt from the suggested patch says to...

The readme.txt from the suggested patch says to check the chipset. HWiNFO says "Intel Z77 (Panther Point DH)", the closest match in the readme is "Intel(R) 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family (Panther Point...
Forum: Drivers 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,001
Posted By swiftie
Thanks for that link. I'm sure it will work, but...

Thanks for that link. I'm sure it will work, but I'll leave it 'till tomorrow morning, when I'm at my intellectual best (not much of a claim these days). Since I'll be applying the patch via Device...
Forum: Drivers 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,001
Posted By swiftie
I downloaded the patch from the ASUS site. It was...

I downloaded the patch from the ASUS site. It was just a package that contained an Intel program which patched USB drivers. It worked by deleting the existing drivers and installing the newer ones....
Forum: Drivers 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,001
Posted By swiftie
Updating USB3 controller driver

I tried to update my USB3 controller to the latest level of driver, using the update from the ASUS site for my motherboard (as recommended by the supplier of my PC). The install was an Intel program,...
Forum: Drivers 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 582
Posted By swiftie
Applying Intel USB3 patch

Yesterday, I tried to install the Intel USB3 patch "Intel USB 3.0 Driver V 1.0.5.235 for Windows Win7 32bit & Win7 64bit---(WHQL)." which I found at Motherboard - P8Z77-V LX - ASUS...
Forum: Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By swiftie
Well, I found out about "different directory" the...

Well, I found out about "different directory" the hard way...
My Kindle for PC program had three instances, one under C:\Program Files\... and two under C:\Users\Steve\Appdata\...
I checked which...
Forum: Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By swiftie
Rationalising multiple versions of installed programs

Is it safe to remove close duplicate programs from "Programs and Features" ?

For example, my system shows:
Amazon MP3 Downloader 1.0.17
Amazon MP3 Downloader 1.0.18

Whilst I'm sure I...
Forum: General Discussion 16 Dec 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By swiftie
Thanks for the reminder; I already had SeaTools...

Thanks for the reminder; I already had SeaTools on my system, but had forgotten about it. I installed it during an episode where Seagate shipped drives that make an intermittent sound exactly like...
Forum: General Discussion 16 Dec 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By swiftie
Exhaustive disk surface testing

I keep a spare drive on my shelf, for use when a drive on my system fails. But having bought my spare drive, how can I be sure that it will work? I don't want to discover that it is faulty at the...
Forum: General Discussion 10 Nov 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By swiftie
Good plan. Thank you! It will take me a...

Good plan. Thank you!

It will take me a moment or two to work out exactly how many single quotes I need in my program to get the effect of two single quotes in my command string. I think sets of...
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