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Oct
27
comment Windows 7 doesn't recognize second partition on removable disk
Honestly, I have no idea. :)
Sep
14
comment Cannot mount TrueCrypt volume
How about dedicated recovery tools? Download any trial version and run that.
Sep
11
comment Cannot mount TrueCrypt volume
You mount the partition with TrueCrypt and then Windows asks you to format the partition? One possibility here is that you are looking at corrupt file table; sometimes running chkdsk on the mounted partition helps, sometimes a more elaborate recovery tool is required.
Jul
6
comment Finding a TrueCrypt volume on a lost partition
If it were random data. I believe, data in other partitions were not random at all.
Jul
6
comment Finding a TrueCrypt volume on a lost partition
Actually, there should be a way to do that by exclusion, since in this particular case the rest of the disk was not encrypted. Presumably, it contained non-encrypted partitions that might be used to determine the boundaries of the one encrypted partition.
May
17
comment How can I boot Windows 7 embedded from USB 3.0?
I'd like to add (after seeing the two new answers below and yet again revisiting the links) that I am looking for information pertaining specifically to the Embedded edition of Windows 7 and (not so obvious from the question, but still implied) its USB Bootable Stack. With WES7, booting off USB is not a hack (like with regular 7), but a feature in its own right. For now, I'd like to keep it that way, hack-free, feature-based. So... Is this possible? What do I need to do?
May
17
comment How can I boot Windows 7 embedded from USB 3.0?
I'm using Image Configuration Editor (licensed from MS) for building WES7 images AND oscdimg. Because WES7 supports USB boot out of the box and has a specially designed USB stack for these purposes, I understand that the stack may not fully support USB3.0. I don't quite see how these instructions help or even provide a pointer to a possible solution. If you know of a Bootable USB stack replacement for USB3.0, that would be interesting. Next best thing, a USB3 driver to play nice with WES7's stack. Other than that, I just hope I'm missing something obvious. Like 3.0 not being supported at all.
May
17
comment How can I boot Windows 7 embedded from USB 3.0?
@avirk, I'm seeing STOP 7B when booting WES7 from USB3.0, while USB2.0 boots fine. I'm not entirely sure this isn't a hardware problem, but seeing others have exactly the same (USB2, not USB3) makes me suspect Windows might be involved too.
May
13
comment Merge 70,000 RTF/DOC files into one
stackoverflow.com/questions/5417979/… (use the batch script from that Question; it needs a little bit of adaptation)
May
12
comment Merge 70,000 RTF/DOC files into one
Andrew, you are welcome. The issue with shortening the wait time is that AutoIt (in this case) has no reliable way of knowing that the insertion has completed. A VBA script would not have this problem, of course, so I Googled out a ready-made example for you :) blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2005/05/03/… I believe this should work at the maximum speed attainable with InsertFile. A different approach may get better performance, but I sincerely hope you do not need to merge 70k RTFs on a regular basis. :)
May
12
comment Merge 70,000 RTF/DOC files into one
I'd say automate the task using VBA or something along the lines. Myself, I'd go with either that or the AutoIt tool which would probably yield a ten-liner quick and dirty script to repeat the manual operation of inserting an object.
May
10
comment TrueCrypt full disk encryption on the Intel 520 Series SSD
Sean, high performance of SSD drives does not rely solely on data compression. Many SSD models use compression, including the OCZ Vertex 2 and 3 drives I'm currently using in my work and the (brand unknown) 256gb SSD in my Sony laptop dating two years back. OCZ Vertex 4 does away with compression thanks to a new controller (Everest). But Intel 520 uses the same SandForce controller as older OCZ drives, although driven by in-house firmware. AES-NI, otoh, simply eliminates a possible bottleneck on the CPU side. Bottom line: your perceived performance will most probably be more than satisfying.
May
7
comment Safety of Truecrypt for Large Raid5 using ubuntu, mdadm, lvm, ext3?
Agree on backups. Other than that, OP may choose increasing the RAID level at the expense of the free space. It is not uncommon for two drives in a RAID fail simultaneously or one after another, so personally I have chosen RAID6. Reducing the available RAID volume space also cheapens backups. :-)
Apr
23
comment Can I clone a hard disk to one from a different maker?
Are you positive that the sizes were the same, down to byte count? The discrepancy in byte counts may or may not account for the errors you are getting, but my bet would still be on a faulty drive.