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Mar
29
comment Audio file tagging/renaming
I've tried the musicbrain one and I've tried others in the past. Nothing, as least as far as I could tell, could do specifically what I wanted(at least not without learning a bunch of stuff). It seems some can do key and some can do bpm(usually by calculation but usually off/wrong).
Mar
19
comment Desktop about 10x slower to boot up than laptop
I do not know if the laptop supports UEFI and I am not hibernating with win8. When I do sleep it takes about 2 seconds to boot up on the laptop.... which is very nice. I've never used those features on the desktop because they've never been worth the trouble(slow and causes problems with apps). It would be nice to be able to determine the performance issue. Is there any way to monitor hard drive performance through the boot process?
Mar
19
comment Desktop about 10x slower to boot up than laptop
In fact, looking at http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/charts/hdd-charts-2012/-01-Read-Throughput-Averag‌​e-h2benchw-3.16,2901.html there are some 5400rpm drives that beat the snot out of 7200rpm drives. It is possible my drives really suck in the desktop and the laptop is much better. I didn't notice a huge throughput between the two though(maybe 50 mb/s vs 70 mb/s. Again, nothing that would explain a 10x boot slowdown.
Mar
19
comment Desktop about 10x slower to boot up than laptop
@Rain: True or not surely it wouldn't explain an order of magnitude slow down. 5200rpm can be at most about 40% slower.
Mar
19
comment Desktop about 10x slower to boot up than laptop
I wouldn't imagine it would make that big of a difference! Given that the desktop is much faster than the laptop in every other regard I and surely a 7200rpm drive can at most be approximately 40% faster I would expect at most around a 20-30 second boot time and not a min and a half or so. Another possibility I just thought of is the desktop drive is about 3 times as large and this could slow down the load times even further... still seems that it should be faster though. With your logic I should expect that win8 should boot in about 2-3 seconds with a 10k rpm drive/SSD?
Mar
12
comment Program installation recording for future manual installation
Essentially I would like a mass installer type of app that lets me use it for my own apps. It monitors an install for reg and file changes then creates a simple install from those. It probably would be a simple program to write but I don't have time to do so.
Mar
12
comment Program installation recording for future manual installation
I don't app think Thin App will work. I don't want to create a portable app as these are actually plugin dll's(most of the time). Essentially(or effectively) I would like to create one big install for all my favorite apps and plugins that I can run once to install them. I don't like the compare before and after programs because they are slow. I'd prefer an app that monitors changes in real time.
Mar
3
comment Make internal HD read only
These seems like it should work. I am in the process of copying the data to the drive and will try it when done.
Mar
3
comment Make internal HD read only
@MarkAllen I've tried changing the cable and the port it is on. attrib won't solve the MFT problem. I've replaced the drive once and the same problem occurs. It is rare but when it happens it is a PITA. The drive always works well with no bad sectors after a format and SMAART returns only CRC errors in the comm(no bad sectors). I would hope surely there is a way to make the OS not write to the HD, which would help me diagnose the problem and potentially solve it.
Mar
2
comment Class not registered
When I copy the working quick launch shortcut to the desktop it works once or twice then goes to back to the error. Either windows or chrome is screwing with something. I'll try and make a script that executes chrome and use a shortcut to the script... which probably will work fine.
Mar
1
comment Class not registered
@gronostaj syncing is not all that easy. I have tried and many extensions do not sync there settings automatically. I'd rather not install chrome for no reason as it seems to work fine except those two issues. I guess I don't have a choice but to try it though. I think I'll just install to a sandbox and copy over the exe and see if that works.
Mar
1
comment Class not registered
Ver. 25.0.1364.97. I do get an update failed in the about so possibly it hasn't updated in a while(not sure why). Obviously just copying over the google folder probably causes problems with the updating.
Feb
28
comment How to copy google chrome profile from corrupt HD
I was finally able to get it to work. It has to do with a difference between the user level and system level application install of chrome. Win7 uses user level and win8 was installed as a system level. The profile needed to be copied to the program files dir and not the user dir(or both). Eventually chrome opened with all the extensions running just like on win7. I do not know the exact solution but copying it eventually worked(I did remove some stuff from the registry and delete all chrome off the HD then redid it.
Feb
28
comment HD gets bad sectors
@Hennes not really. I've been having this issue for some time now with one single hard drive. I RMA'ed it, same problem. (which leads me to believe it is not the HD). Another model HD just now having issues(possibly unrelated). It is an ASrock MB but not sure of the chipset. The problem is intermittent. Sometimes going for months without issue then BAM! corrupt file system, chkdsk reports bad sectors. Format, no bad sectors and things are usually fine for a while. When it happened this time I was attempting to move stuff off then my main OS(the other hiatchi) got it which is a PITA.
Feb
28
comment How to copy google chrome profile from corrupt HD
@Karan nope, one is general but mine is more specific. I can't get on the old os to do a proper backup and I've already copied over and it didn't work.
Feb
28
comment How to copy google chrome profile from corrupt HD
But I can access the passwords and stuff. I just copied over and was already logged in. Just none of my extensions are working. It is win7 and win8 and while it is possible the locations are different I doubt it. I tried users and program files. There are programs that backup chrome profiles and can restore them supposedly and it probably would work fine if I could login on the old OS but I can't. I've been told all your data is in the google\chrome\user dir so all the stuff should be there. I see the extension in there too but chrome just won't use them.
Feb
28
comment HD gets bad sectors
@Hennes I do have issues with DMA crc errors on all the drives it seems. The bad drive has a huge number. Either the SATA controller is having problems or the cables are having issues I'd imagine. Not sure why bad sectors pop up but I guess it has to do with those errors and probably why the reformat fixes the bad sectors. (all the drives have 0 bad sector relocation). I can't imagine it being the cables but who knows. I had another drive that failed and f$cked up the main os so I guess the issue is spreading. (Although it has on the other hitachi drive so not sure)
Feb
26
comment HD gets bad sectors
@Hennes: No, it's fine. Nothing in the warning. What I don't get is why it eventually says there are bad sectors then a format fixes them.
Jan
5
comment Nero MP4/AAC CRC/EDC?
@slhck I made a small change in an mp4. There was no decoder error. Hence there is no decoding checksum in any way. This means that mp4's do not protect against errors. This is pretty poor. A few extra bytes could save a lot of trouble. (Of course it is possible the decoder self-corrected the errors, but I doubt it) I think the designers of the mp4/aac format need to be bitch slapped... (unless they were very smart and implemented the ability to self correct, which then they deserve the a Nobel prize)
Jan
5
comment Nero MP4/AAC CRC/EDC?
@slhck huh? If there is no embedded checksum then what good will decoding them do? Unless you mean by ear, in which case it would take for ever. If you decode them and get an error message then there must be some type of checksum unless if you mean the file is not readable.