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Developed vertical market applications with Informix-SQL. Currently attempting to re-write them with MS-Access, but need help. I can be reached at frankcomputer@ymail.com


Aug
9
accepted How can I reduce the size of the Winsxs folder without damaging anything?
Aug
6
revised How can I disable checking the NTFS file system when booting the system?
corrected registry value.
Aug
6
comment How can I disable checking the NTFS file system when booting the system?
BTW, if any of the partitions has problems, Windows will trap this exception and execute CHKNTFS to attempt to repair them. My laptop now gets to the login screen within 9 seconds from the time I power it up. You can manually run CHKNTFS whenever you choose to do so.
Aug
6
comment How can I disable checking the NTFS file system when booting the system?
That works fine for NTFS un-hidden partitions with logical drive designations, however virtually all laptop's like mine have a hidden OEM partition, (PQSERVICE for Acer's), which is used for Recovery and CHKNTFS doesn't support these with the /X option. So, I had to tweak a registry value to work around this limitation (See my answer below).
Aug
6
revised How can I disable checking the NTFS file system when booting the system?
added Win7 similar solution.
Aug
6
revised How can I disable checking the NTFS file system when booting the system?
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Aug
6
answered How can I disable checking the NTFS file system when booting the system?
Aug
6
comment How can I restore an OEM hidden disk partition (PQSERVICE) on disk0?
OK, so the data is gone.. I'm asking whether I can re-establish the recovery mechanism by adding logical name PQSERVICE to that partition.
Aug
6
asked How can I disable checking the NTFS file system when booting the system?
Aug
6
comment How can I restore an OEM hidden disk partition (PQSERVICE) on disk0?
Would the downvoter care to explain why you downvoted?
Aug
6
comment How can I restore an OEM hidden disk partition (PQSERVICE) on disk0?
So is it safe to delete this partition?
Aug
6
asked How can I restore an OEM hidden disk partition (PQSERVICE) on disk0?
Aug
6
comment How can I prevent Microsoft Security Essentials from performing its automatic scan after booting system?
@Dave Rook: It's already set to delayed as default.
Aug
6
comment How can I prevent Microsoft Security Essentials from performing its automatic scan after booting system?
@RandolphWest: It does, however, if possible, I'd rather disable the auto scan and run it manually.
Aug
6
revised How can I prevent Microsoft Security Essentials from performing its automatic scan after booting system?
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Aug
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revised How can I prevent Microsoft Security Essentials from performing its automatic scan after booting system?
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Aug
6
asked How can I prevent Microsoft Security Essentials from performing its automatic scan after booting system?
Aug
4
revised Is it possible to remove the fade effect between login?
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Aug
4
revised Is it possible to remove the fade effect between login?
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Aug
4
comment Is it possible to remove the fade effect between login?
The executable that controls fade and other display settings is in C:\Windows\System32\SystemPropertiesPerformance.exe You might also want to take a look at login.exe and USER32.exe in the same folder. If you want to learn how to use reshack, I suggest you download it and read the docs.