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Forum: Hardware & Devices 06 Jun 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 2,152
Posted By alphaniner
Are you just saying that there's no hot swap...

Are you just saying that there's no hot swap option in the BIOS, or that you've confirmed hot plugged drives are not detected by the OS?
Forum: Hardware & Devices 03 Jun 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 2,152
Posted By alphaniner
Are you certain of that? Everything I've ever...

Are you certain of that? Everything I've ever read suggests that it's fundamental to AHCI. I could see it being disabled in f/w in special cases, but not for general purpose desktop or server boards.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 03 Jun 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 2,152
Posted By alphaniner
I've always used hot plug and hot swap...

I've always used hot plug and hot swap interchangably. Maybe that's my mistake. The AHCI spec uses the term "hot plug", and it was a fundamental feature of the spec from the beginning; in contrast,...
Forum: Network & Sharing 03 Jun 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2,726
Posted By alphaniner
An additional possibility is reducing the DHCP...

An additional possibility is reducing the DHCP lease time in the router.

That said, I'd recommend UsernameIssues option 4; not just as a solution to the problem, but in general. My home and work...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 03 Jun 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 2,152
Posted By alphaniner
@Brds7t7 In the OS, you treat a hotswap drive...

@Brds7t7
In the OS, you treat a hotswap drive like any removable storage: it needs to be safely removed.

The only caveat is that your SATA controller must be in AHCI mode (or RAID mode) for...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Jun 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,814
Posted By alphaniner
Could you post some screenshots so we can be sure...

Could you post some screenshots so we can be sure we're on the same page?
Forum: General Discussion 02 Jun 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,814
Posted By alphaniner
My best guess then is that the archive is...

My best guess then is that the archive is corrupt. Does WinRAR have an archive test feature? Have you tried other software such as 7-zip?
Forum: General Discussion 02 Jun 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,814
Posted By alphaniner
Extract the .bat file (or the entire archive) and...

Extract the .bat file (or the entire archive) and work with the extracted file.

Like Barman58 indicated, the default action is to run the commands in the file. If you want to view or edit it,...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 02 Jun 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By alphaniner
Under normal circumstances you shouldn't have to...

Under normal circumstances you shouldn't have to manually assign a drive letter each time a drive is connected. And it's certainly not normal to be prompted to format a drive with an existing a...
Forum: Customization 02 Jun 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 752
Posted By alphaniner
If Aero Snap isn't enough, you might want to look...

If Aero Snap isn't enough, you might want to look into a tiling window manager (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiling_window_manager). Reddit has a decent thread...
Forum: System Security 01 Jun 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 839
Posted By alphaniner
Based on my experience I wouldn't have thought so...

Based on my experience I wouldn't have thought so if the ISP is also (primarily?) a cable provider. But then I really don't know how those boxes worked. Could have been stripped down cable modems for...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 01 Jun 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By alphaniner
That last one seems like it could be a tracking...

That last one seems like it could be a tracking pixel, and at least a few of the others seem tracking related too. I don't know much about SeaMonkey, but there's the common FF troubleshooting...
Forum: System Security 01 Jun 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 839
Posted By alphaniner
I was briefly a cable guy for Cox Communications,...

I was briefly a cable guy for Cox Communications, and the phone box was the first thing from connected from the drop. I assumed the same was true for John when you said his phone service was through...
Forum: Backup and Restore 01 Jun 2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,293
Posted By alphaniner
I'm aware of the possibility to zero the pagefile...

I'm aware of the possibility to zero the pagefile on shutdown for security purposes. Is that what you're talking about, or do you mean it's actually removed?
Forum: Backup and Restore 31 May 2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,293
Posted By alphaniner
Thanks for the links. From the second link, this...

Thanks for the links. From the second link, this is a known issue for years it seems. Seems like that's my solution.

An empty file (nothing but zeroes) should compress quite spectacularly, so it's...
Forum: Backup and Restore 31 May 2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,293
Posted By alphaniner
I assume you're not inquiring after their...

I assume you're not inquiring after their contents. ;)

Their sizes are 24 & 32 GB, and they're not sparse files...
Forum: Backup and Restore 31 May 2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,293
Posted By alphaniner
@townsbg Oops, MR = Macrium Reflect. OP...

@townsbg
Oops, MR = Macrium Reflect. OP updated.

I probably would have done as you suggest if it hadn't explicitly indicated it would skip them. I only needed to make a few temporary images so...
Forum: Backup and Restore 31 May 2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,293
Posted By alphaniner
Imaging via MR Rescue Media not skipping pagefile & hiberfil

I'm using Rescue Media created by Macrium Reflect Free 6.1.1311 to image a Windows 7 install. I installed to the entire disk so I have the 100MB Reserved partition and the OS partition consuming the...
Forum: General Discussion 31 May 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By alphaniner
And to elaborate on this, have you made any...

And to elaborate on this, have you made any changes to monitor configuration? For example, the nVidia card in my home machine won't display POST on HDMI even if it's the only output connected.
Forum: System Security 31 May 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 839
Posted By alphaniner
The whole situation seems outlandish to me, and...

The whole situation seems outlandish to me, and with the way you've laid it out, it 'feels' like a riddle.

But taken at face value, my guess would be that the system was already compromised and...
Forum: General Discussion 31 May 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,018
Posted By alphaniner
I don't see it, TBH. Maybe I took OP too literaly...

I don't see it, TBH. Maybe I took OP too literaly and didn't realize he was fully aware something was re-creating them (based on him saying "How do I get rid of those folders, permanently?" instead...
Forum: Installation & Setup 30 May 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By alphaniner
Before you wipe the drive, you may be able to...

Before you wipe the drive, you may be able to retrieve the Product Key with Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder (https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/) or something similar if there is no COA.

I've...
Forum: General Discussion 29 May 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,018
Posted By alphaniner
Yeah, I was being snarky, because he's making no...

Yeah, I was being snarky, because he's making no effort to help us help him; it seems like he's hoping someone will just stumble upon the thread already knowing the answer.
Forum: General Discussion 29 May 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 2,278
Posted By alphaniner
If you mean to install Ubuntu to another hard...

If you mean to install Ubuntu to another hard drive, it won't mess with your Windows partitions unless you specifically tell it to. But depending on your boot order, it could overwrite the Windows...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 28 May 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2,997
Posted By alphaniner
I integrated the two updates with DISM and did a...

I integrated the two updates with DISM and did a clean install. I duplicated the issue, but in my case the usbhub.sys.mui file doesn't actually get repaired. A verifyonly run after the scannow run...
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