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Eventlog error id 22 post 512b -> AdvFormat harddrive clone

I just cloned Vista from a 512b/sector drive to an Advanced Format 4kb/sector drive. I've fixed all the nightmarish problems that caused except for one, upon which I'm stumped. Every time the system ...
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PC to Mac picture transfer not working, done through networking. Mac cannot see the photos

I have a Windows XP Pro desktop and a Mac laptop. I connected the laptop to the PC with an Ethernet cable. I then picked the folder I wanted to transfer over and I "shared" it. I then connected with ...
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How to transfer files from Windows to Ubuntu on disk

Ok, so I have a PC running Windows 8 that I recently decided to try the new reset option on. Mid way through the reset, the computer shut itself down and now when it opens, it shows an error message ...
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search, remove duplicates and marge to one file

What is going to be my best way to search and remove duplicate's from over 50GBs worth of text files and merge them into one? I figure a GUI app will just hang so I need a CLI style with threading ...
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Can someone tell me how I can make my Windows Server Web 2008 R2 like Windows 7?

I am using Windows web server 2008 R2. Every time I have open my computer and they have show me "Preparing your computer...." "create ...." I want to stop it. it's take more time to load. Every ...
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Using du.exe (Sysinternals) is it possible to show folders above a certain size?

du.exe lets you recursively identify folders that take up a large amount of space. For example, the following will show you the size of all the folders from c:\ 3-levels deep: du.exe -l 3 c:\ How ...
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Turn a 2wire modem/router into a modem

So I just got my ATT internet and instead of a modem I got a modem/router combo, a 2wire 3801HGV. Problem is I want to use my own router instead of theirs. Is there a way I can disable the router ...
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Can't see contents of shared folders in homegroup

I can see other people in my homegroup and their folders, but when I click on those folders, I cannot see the contents. When I click a folder, this message appears: Windows cannot ...
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Problems connecting to chat server in a game, maybe related to DNS or Winsock

Problem Okay, so I don't want to give away the game because it is in beta currently. But here is the scoop. I have been trolling their forums for quite some time now and quite a few people seem to ...
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Dell Inspiron has become unresponsive

My Dell Inspiron laptop was slow from the beginning but I was able to do all my work comfortably. The last few days, though, it has become too slow to do any work. It is unresponsive for any type of ...
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“Server Busy” error each time I log on to Windows

I see this message whenever I log on to Windows: What's wrong? Why does it appears? What should I do about it? Additional Details: I use Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit OS.
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How to remove ReadOnly from files in Windows 7?

I am using Windows 7 and want to remove readonly from files, I tried all possible method like unchecking the readonly option from properties... using attrib command in CMD and Right-click on "My ...
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Bittorrent client that can limit network impact (Adjust download rate so impact on other users is limited) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to avoid bit torrent to degrade my connection performance without limiting bandwidth usage? Are there any Bit-torrent clients that can limit impact on other ...
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Powershell and cmd: “normal” select text mode

I find it quite infuriating how hard is to actually copy text in text only environments: Powershell and cmd. How can I simply select rows of text, not blocks of text? How did they came up up and think ...
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Computer lags on simple tasks

I have a Dell Precision M4600 mobile workstation laptop. I feel as though it is a very powerful computer, but it seems to react very slowly sometimes (Just playing a youtube video or opening a ...
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Windows 7 Taskbar Never Combine, Show Labels Only, No Icon

In Windows 7, in the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties, there is an option to Never Combine which shows both an icon and accompanying text. I have seen people who want Never Combine but want no ...
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Mouse and keyboard malfunction on Windows 7

I experience intermittent problems where my mouse won't click and hold, so I cannot select text or draw a box or anything in Photoshop. I have encountered this issue with Adobe Photoshop CS4 and ...
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Windows does not see my command line arguments

C:\Users\Drew Gross\Documents\Projects\Batadase\src>django-admin.py startproject batadase Usage: django-admin.py subcommand [options] [args] Options: -v VERBOSITY, --verbosity=VERBOSITY ...
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For software updates on Windows 7 do I have to uninstall the previous version?

Several programs such as PDF viewers, Password Managers, Download Assistants and others that are somewhat susceptible to security problems mostly have an automatic update check enabled. Usually I get ...
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SSD upgrade — should I move all software to SSD, or can I continue running it from current C: drive?

I just got my first SSD to give more speed to a three year old computer. I don't want to put all programs onto the SSD. Can I assign it to A or B, use it for the operating system alone, then leave ...
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Cannot modify MP3 metadata

I cannot change the metadata on some MP3s in Windows 7. I change the information, but it is lost later. Also, in Windows Media Player, I cannot see the tagging information and I cannot seek in the ...
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EXE Files downloaded with DownThemAll! in Firefox are not valid Win32 applications

I'm running Firefox 12.0 with DownThemAll! 2.0.13 on Vista Business x64. Recently everything that DTA downloads is corrupted. Error message when trying to execute: [Window Title] ...
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Copy a 5+ GB file between two virtual Windows computers which are on separate VPNs

My question is a lot like this one except that the linked question is for Linux (NETCAT, SSH, etc) and I'm trying to do this via Windows. I am on my home computer. I have two simultaneous VPN ...
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Is there a way how I can use a VPN without interrupting current network applications?

I'm in a lab with extremely prohibitive networking policy. All traffic outwards must be through a http proxy. Also I there's a vpn set up to our firm. I have to use the vpn for nearly all ...
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Windows detected a hard disk p⁣roblem — what should I do?

I'm using Windows 7 x64 Ultimate, I'm getting windows error popups like this one for about 3 days, multiple times a day: This Samsung SpinPoint F3 HD502HJ 500 GB is about 2 years old and I already ...
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Newly installed AMD Catalyst Drivers don't show in Catalyst Center

I downloaded AMD 12.2 Catalyst for my HP DV6 7690M XT graphics card and installed it over the HP one, so that I can switch graphics cards. After installation, I found out that the Catalyst center is ...
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How to uninstall Windows Live Mesh?

I'm on Windows 7, and can't seem to find Live Mesh in neither "Programs and Features", nor "Turn Windows features on or off".
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KBDcache.dll is taking 32GB - is that normal?

I am using Windows 7 ultimate, 32 bit edition on my Lenovo laptop. I had partitioned the C drive to be 50GB (I know... I know..) and I cannot re-format it now. I have been getting "Less space on C ...
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How to show the recycle bin icon on the desktop in Windows 7?

I have strange problem with the recycle bin icon on my Windows 7 system. I can't enable it in the "Desktop icon Settings" window by checking the checkbox to show it, because this option is ...
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PC Crush-Reboot After Exactly One Hour

My PC has been powering down and rebooting after exactly one hour every time I turn the thing on. It's been happening for about 3 weeks now. The spec of my self-built machine (rough in places sorry) ...
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Print using lpr command in 64-bit Windows

I need to use the lpr command to copy a print file directly to a network printer. However, the lpr command does not seem to be included in 64-bit editions of Windows. What can be done to solve this?
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Alternative to Sparrow for Windows? [closed]

Sparrow is a convenient email client to handle Gmail on the desktop. It is available only for Mac and iPhone. Is there a clone or alternative to that on Windows?
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Why can't I ping a Windows 7 box until I ping the other way first?

I discovered an odd thing with my Windows 7 box the other day: I can't ping it from any of my Linux boxes unless I ping them from the Windows box first. And by "I can't ping" I mean that there is no ...
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How to synchronize directories outside the Google Drive directory

I installed Google Drive and want to use it in order to backup some data scattered across my HDD. I cannot get it to use these different directories because I can set only one folder in Google apps. ...
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I want to have 2 desktops with 2 keyboards and mouses set up with 1 machine

I have a Windows machine running an i7 processor that supports up to 4 graphics cards. I want to find a solution where I can connect 4 keyboards and mouse and make 3 maybe 4 separate machines for ...
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Difference in tab completion and order in Windows Explorer and the Open/Save file dialog

Ok, this has bugged me for some time now. To reproduce: Open Windows explorer. Press Alt+D to set focus to the navigation bar. Begin typing a (valid) path, i.e., "\Progr". Press TAB and "Program ...
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XP restarts the machine on boot over grub2 menu

There were two HDD attached on computer board. One hdd has Linux installation and the other one has Windows XP (on first partition) and Windows 7 (on second partition) First I installed xp and then ...
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What happens after the trial period of Windows has expired? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 activation period I installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit on my laptop a few days ago. Today I got a message in notification bar saying that I have 25 days ...
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Cacls recursive wildcard

I have a user named foo and I want him to have only read permission over all files and folders in folder D:/bar Inside the folder I have a lot of folders and there are .dbf files scattered. I want ...
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Releasing files locked by Shared Folders feature

I make a lot of use from VMWare Workstation's Shared Folders feature: You set a folder on host machine as shared for guest OS, and you can access it on guest, in similar way as a SMB share (read-only ...
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remote desktop ubuntu server [closed]

I was wondering if it's possible to remote desktop to an ubuntu server that contain no xwindows (text only) from Windows. To put it in another word, I want to full desktop GUI of ubuntu server on my ...
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Accessing external HDD on different Windows computers with the same path

I have a external HDD and have a folder in it called icons\ which stores all the custom icons (yes, I'm nostalgic!) for the different folders on my drive. But when I open my hard-drive on a different ...
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Open source, command-line tool to convert Excel .xls to .xlsx without Excel

I'm looking for an open source, command-line tool to convert files from the old, binary Excel ".xls" format to the new (Excel 2007) Open XML .xlsx, without Excel installed, on a Windows PC. Ideas? ...
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Chrome: Do not use system-wide proxy settings

Is it possible to configure the proxy for chrome separately, i.e. without using the global windows proxy configuration? I remember there were some discussions about adding a commandline switch for it ...
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Why do my videos not take up the full screen?

I usually just use Windows Media player, though I've tried Zune and VLC to play back video files (mp4, avi). However, most video files do not fully maximize to the screen – rather, it is a slightly ...
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Windows 8 Preview SHA 1 Sum

Okay, so I downloaded Windows 8 Preview twice, once from my Bulgarian computer and once from my American NAS becasue the SHA1 Sum didn't match for the Bulgarian download. I redownloaded it twice from ...
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Windows 7 not starting correctly on Toshiba Satellite L640

I'm experiencing a problem with my Toshiba Satellite L640 running Windows 7. I initially experienced a blue screen and the computer restarted itself. When I attempted to reinstall Windows, the ...
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JRE randomly disappears

When I start up my computer, everything works fine. However, if it runs for a while and I try to open Eclipse (which I can open fine initially), I get the "Java Runtime Environment Needed... No Java ...
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How can I mount an encrypted LVM under Windows?

I have a virtual machine with Ubuntu server with an encrypted LVM. I set up a virtual drive using imdisk to access its virtual hard drive without running the virtual machine, but I can't find any way ...
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I need a hardware or software solution for guaranteeing a particular video output resolution and refresh rate on a computer running MS Windows 7?

I'm looking for a solution to reliable fixed output resolution and refresh from a Windows 7 PC. Ideally a hardware solution, i.e. a particular motherboard (maybe with LVDS) or a BIOS or graphics BIOS ...