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Jan
7
comment Virtual Box - not filling entire screen
This did it for me. It defaulted to 27MB
Jan
6
comment sysprep failed and now I can't even log into windows now
No, sorry. Try asking a new question that's specific to that. Include any event log / error messages that are relevant
Jan
6
comment sysprep failed and now I can't even log into windows now
Glad I could help
Jan
6
answered sysprep failed and now I can't even log into windows now
Jan
6
comment sysprep failed and now I can't even log into windows now
If it's a case of recovering files, plug the system disk into a different machine and copy them off (or boot your machine from usb and do the same). If it's more involved (eg getting stuff out of the registry), I don't know a good answer. While this is probably not what you want to hear, next time have a backup before you start. Out of interest, do you know if the guest account is enabled on your machine?
Jan
6
comment sysprep failed and now I can't even log into windows now
Since you have D/E/F (I assume as data drives) you may be better off just wiping and starting again.
Jan
6
revised How to copy files that have too long of a filepath in Windows?
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Jan
5
comment How do I tell which components survived after a power supply failure?
Sigh... I'm living through the first half of this story. Replacement Psu arrives tomorrow.
Dec
18
comment MTP extremely and prohibitively slow, appears hung
Also, it's not a proprietary protocol. It's used in proprietary DRM from Microsoft. Of course, that doesn't make it any less awful
Dec
13
comment Will my “6-core CPU” motherboard support an 8-core CPU?
As someone from the Intel crowd who doesn't follow AMD sockets, your answer isn't entirely clear. Are you saying the OP had an AM3 Cpu in an AM2 mobo (the ECS A885GM-A2) and that the new AM3+ Cpu won't work in the old motherboard? Also, I don't believe OP wanted 6-core unless you're saying that's the only option? It would be helpful if as well as quoting facts, you could include a sentence or two to answer the question as asked.
Dec
10
comment Unable to delete a file or take ownership on Win7x64
"most likely caused by a virus" xkcd.com/1180
Nov
19
comment How to prevent USB from .fseventsd, .Trashes, .Spotlight-V100 folders and .DS_Store files?
So to prevent it writing hidden files to the usb you have to create a hidden file? Sigh
Nov
17
answered Mount a file/folder as a removable drive
Nov
16
comment Mount a file/folder as a removable drive
I'm aware of RAM disks. In fact, I used them back in the day under MSDOS :) But I haven't found any way to mount one that doesn't present as a fixed disk
Nov
16
asked Mount a file/folder as a removable drive
Nov
16
comment How can I make logical drive/folder appear as virtual removable drive in Windows 8?
Yep, this doesn't work. Subst applies a DriveType of "Fixed" - eg no difference to an internal HDD
Nov
13
comment Why is -r recursive necessary when copying a directory in Linux?
Bad analogy with the manhole. As @JDL said, the flag in question does nothing to prevent a typo in the path. I'd be happier to accept consistency with other commands as a reason, but I've got a feeling the real reason is "that's how it was first written and now so many things rely on that behaviour, changing it is impossible".
Oct
5
comment VLC player hotkeys will only work while it is selected
@AgentCool While that's true with VLC, it's not true with many other media players. WinAmp used to be controllable from inside other apps using system-wide keyboard hooks. About the only time it didn't work was in a game using DirectInput which is why things like HLAmp came about
Oct
4
accepted Allocating a 2nd 2TB partition on a 4TB drive
Oct
4
comment Allocating a 2nd 2TB partition on a 4TB drive
Yeah, as soon as I saw that it wouldn't offer to let me delete the partition, I unplugged everything, reinstalled and am now back up. Switched drive to GPT and now have a 4TB partition. Thanks for your help. I'm lucky I dealt with this first before reinstalling drivers/software.