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java/c# coder and "hacker" (not as in cracker...)

Jul
1
comment Batch file. Variable in variable
@dbenham while I have to admit that the other solutions are easier (but probably did not work in NT4 which was the last OS where I had more contact with batch programming - later I always tried to use vbs or PoSH), I don't see why VAR10 can be of any problem - the delims splits %I% to before = and %J% to after =, and = cannot be in variable names AFAIK.
Jun
6
comment How to find source of memory leak in Windows 7?
As page faults is an accumulating counter, it does not tell much if you don't know how long the process has been running. (Page Fault Delta is better to see a current snapshot of what is swapping, and correlating page faults to uptime if you want to know if the machine has been out of RAM earlier)
Jun
5
comment How to find source of memory leak in Windows 7?
I'd set up a few perfmon performance counters (length of processor queue, disk activity percentage, swap disk activity percentage, page faults, resident ram, virtual ram size, to name a few) and have a look how they change over time if you can see any discrepancies in these values - if you know what exactly goes up/down, monitor it in more detail.
Jun
5
comment How to find source of memory leak in Windows 7?
To rule out bad drivers, have a look at Paged and Nonpaged Pool Sizes (for example in Process Explorer) - if they get too high, check PoolMon (but you'll probably need to debug your vm with a kernel debugger to get more details)
Jun
1
comment What hardware device used to eat up 1.4GB of my 4GB RAM, and now suddenly after no hardware changes eats up 2.2GB?
Does not have such an option. On the other hand, trying to boot via UEFI once (unsuccessfully as a module was missing) reduced the available memory by another 21 MB :(
May
27
comment -bash: /etc/bash.bashrc: Permission denied I have no name
And another thing to check would be ldd $(which bash) and verify that all the dynamic libraries can be found and have the right permissions
May
27
comment -bash: /etc/bash.bashrc: Permission denied I have no name
permissions on /etc/bash.bashrc? On which filesystem does it reside? Any strange mount options for it? Does the output of id -G prints the correct group ids? - and for the "i have no name" - run hostname command and/or check file /etc/hostname
May
27
comment What hardware device used to eat up 1.4GB of my 4GB RAM, and now suddenly after no hardware changes eats up 2.2GB?
It is a Phoenix SecureCore Tiano Bios (called LENOVO BIOS), Version 2.61. support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS029124
May
14
comment Change the behavior of Ctrl-Alt-Del / set a custom command on Ctrl-Alt-Del
You can customize what appears in that menu (as in, remove features you don't like) using group policy. But the appearance of the security screen cannot be removed without installing your own GINA.DLL (you'll have to program) - replacing taskmgr.exe is surely less dirty than replacing GINA.DLL, though :)
May
1
comment Troubleshooting USB Boot issues
Some ideas: Make sure you properly eject the USB drive after putting your stuff on it. And also check in disk management utility how your USB drive is partitioned and if its partition is marked Active (some BIOSes check on that) Also in case you boot from UEFI instead of BIOS/CSM, make sure that Legacy Boot / CSM support is enabled in your UEFI setup.
May
1
comment What hardware device used to eat up 1.4GB of my 4GB RAM, and now suddenly after no hardware changes eats up 2.2GB?
And this time - around Easter - it was the same, I tested a lot of stuff and did a lot. And somewhen on last Saturday the memory jumped down again :(
May
1
comment What hardware device used to eat up 1.4GB of my 4GB RAM, and now suddenly after no hardware changes eats up 2.2GB?
Currently installed 2.60, and previously don't remember exactly, but think it was older than 2.50. But I no longer think the BIOS had anything to do since the second "jump" happened without any BIOS upgrade so it was just something else I did shortly before/after the BIOS upgrade (I upgraded drivers, reinstalled the OS, tried some Linux out, etc. all almost at the same time around Christmas)
Apr
27
comment What hardware device used to eat up 1.4GB of my 4GB RAM, and now suddenly after no hardware changes eats up 2.2GB?
@Debra It's 64-bit Win7, which (for sure) can use >3.5GB (at work I have a machine with 12GB running Win7). And yes, I did (4 months ago when I posted my last question)
Apr
27
comment What hardware device used to eat up 1.4GB of my 4GB RAM, and now suddenly after no hardware changes eats up 2.2GB?
Nope, except disabling memory protection (DEP) there are no such options. And especially I'm 100% certain I did not change any BIOS options except boot priority between 1.4GB and 2.2GB eaten.
Dec
12
comment What hardware device eats up 1.4GB of my 4GB RAM?
@chipperyman573: In Verwendung = "In use", Geändert = "Changed" - sorry cannot install English langpack on my edition on Win7 :(
Dec
12
comment What hardware device eats up 1.4GB of my 4GB RAM?
You were right. I updated the description accordingly. Thanks, answer accepted :)
Dec
11
comment What hardware device eats up 1.4GB of my 4GB RAM?
Checked all menus of my BIOS/UEFI setup (and even found a memory test tool that tested my 4GB and found no errors), but did not find any "Memory" or "RAM" settings.
Dec
11
comment What hardware device eats up 1.4GB of my 4GB RAM?
Does anyone know a tool/game that works on Intel HD Graphics that can use up more than a few MB of graphics memory, so that I can test it and check if the amount of memory reserved for hardware increases (as I would expect if the amount of memory changes dynamically)?
Dec
11
comment What hardware device eats up 1.4GB of my 4GB RAM?
probably. but since it is nowhere possible to change the "maximum" memory (and Intel everywhere advertises that the amount of memory used can change dynamically), and it also does not appear as used in the resource manager, it would surprise me...
Dec
11
comment What hardware device eats up 1.4GB of my 4GB RAM?
The notebook came with this RAM configuration (1 bank of 4GB used), and it also came with Windows 7. I did reinstall the Windows 7 half a year ago (and installed all drivers using Lenovo Update Wizard) , but never had a look at resource monitor since I just did not need the extra RAM at all, so I cannot tell if it was already there when I got it.