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bio website ignorethecode.net/blog
location Switzerland
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seen Mar 19 at 9:06
I work as a software engineer and user interface designer for a swiss software company creating workflow management software. I live in a small cottage in the swiss alps. Honest.

Feb
15
comment Clean Install of Windows 8 on Newly Installed SSD
@MilindR Thanks, I'll look into that!
Feb
15
comment Clean Install of Windows 8 on Newly Installed SSD
Thanks for your answer! I can copy files from and to the SSD while booted into Windows, so the drive seems to be okay. Booting into Ubuntu, it can see the SSD (unlike the Windows 8 Pro installer), but I'd rather not install Ubuntu's bootloader on this computer...
Feb
15
comment Clean Install of Windows 8 on Newly Installed SSD
Actually, when I change some BIOS settings to "Legacy Only", the computer shows an Intel Rapid Storage Technology screen when it boots, and lists a RAID volume, along with the physical devices in my computer. Not sure if it's related to my problem, the SSD isn't part of any RAID.
Feb
15
comment Clean Install of Windows 8 on Newly Installed SSD
Thanks for responding! Tried everything you suggested. Medion doesn't provide a BIOS update for my computer. The disks are connected with SATA, no RAID or anything like that. There's no firmware update for the SSD. When I boot with DBAN, under "Disks and Partitions", it says "[????] Unrecognized Device".
Feb
15
comment Clean Install of Windows 8 on Newly Installed SSD
@magicandre1981 Thanks! Tried booting the DVD in UEFI mode, didn't change its behavior :-(
Feb
15
comment Clean Install of Windows 8 on Newly Installed SSD
Good thought. Unfortunately, the disk actually is formatted as GPT. The installer refuses to start the install when it's formatted as MBR :-/ (I'll add this to the question).
Aug
15
comment Sterilizing Computer Surfaces
You don't even need to disassemble keyboards to wash them. I just throw them in the washer (lowest temp, water saver mode, no soap, no dry cycle, make sure it dries completely afterwards - let it dry for a few days). This won't work for all keyboards (don't throw keyboards with LCDs into the washer, for example). This may also work for certain inkjets which spilled ink all over themselves. So far, mine have all survived it, although I won't buy you a new one if yours doesn't - no guarantees, do at your own risk! :-)