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Mar
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comment If I partition a drive connected via eSata will it show different partitions when connected via USB?
It's not clear if it supports 4k sector sizes. hmm. And the WD 2TB came in both 512 and 4k sizes. You can't configure the sector size, it's built into the disk. I'm not sure this is the issue though.... your disk is reporting slightly less than 1/8 the number of sectors. The numbers don't add up. Attached via SATA and USB, compare the output from a cmd prompt of c:\> wmic DISKDRIVE get bytespersector, caption That should show you the bytes per sector in each configuration.
Mar
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answered If I partition a drive connected via eSata will it show different partitions when connected via USB?
Mar
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answered How can I produce high CPU load on Windows?
Feb
15
answered How to restore a previous version of file in Notepad++
Feb
14
comment Perl Package Manager via NTLM proxy
@m0skit0, I added new info about enabling ntlmaps debugging to my answer. Unless the logs say something really interesting, I'm out of ideas. Good luck :-)
Feb
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revised Perl Package Manager via NTLM proxy
added ntlmaps debug info
Feb
14
comment Perl Package Manager via NTLM proxy
Is the traffic still being redirected to the proxy? There are some debug options for ntlmaps which might show.
Feb
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answered Perl Package Manager via NTLM proxy
Feb
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answered Desktop RAID worth it?
Feb
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answered randomised cron command
Feb
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answered Repair or Recover data from portable external hard drive?
Jan
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revised Why does the PING command in my batch file execute in a loop?
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Jan
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answered Why does the PING command in my batch file execute in a loop?
Jan
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comment Should I worry about the noise my PC makes after installing a second GPU?
It seems normal for being under some load: hardocp.com/article/2009/10/12/… I'm not a gamer though, they'd know better.
Jan
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answered How to print a presentation (ppt) file in the most economic way?
Jan
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comment Should I worry about the noise my PC makes after installing a second GPU?
It sounds okay to me for speed and temperature. The engineering specs would have the details. I clean this kind of thing by shutting the machine down, unplugging it and using a small stiff paintbrush to brush the dust off each blade of the fan. It may not be possible to get under the fan. Try the top only first, plug it in and see if the sound is there. If it is... try again or try canned-air. If it's still a problem, you're looking at removing the fan/heatsink and cleaning it thoroughly or replacing it. (BTW, if you can live with the noise, the machine is probably ok.)
Jan
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answered Should I worry about the noise my PC makes after installing a second GPU?
Jan
5
comment unreadable hard drive partition. is partition table corrupted?
@XXL agreed, it depends on the importance of the data though. If the C: drive has the only copy of the family photos... then take a dd. Technically, reading should be safe. Any attempts to perform recovery might trash the C: and D: partition, particularly if you're unsure of the tools.
Jan
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answered How does a sysadmin stop people from doing certain things?
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revised unreadable hard drive partition. is partition table corrupted?
added sample output of testdisk