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Dec
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comment How to unmark an NTFS cluster as bad?
Katy Coe has an excellent blog that starts to delve into the guts of NTFS. But my eyes glazed over when i had to start calculating offsets, logical cluster numbers, virtual cluster numbers, and the fact that $BadClus is a spare file that is actually the size of the entire volume. i'd almost certainly destroy my (functioning) drive.
Dec
26
comment How to unmark an NTFS cluster as bad?
As an SSD, there are no spare sectors to remap into. That is why the drive's SMART continues to note a Pending Sector Count of zero, and a Reallocated Sector Count of zero.
Dec
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asked How to unmark an NTFS cluster as bad?
Dec
19
comment Why is it bad to map network drives in Windows?
A situation where network shares are not perfectly share to map as drives is if you are running an automated job. The mapped drives are loaded with the account's profile. If the user's profile is not loaded, then those mapped drives will not exist.
Dec
19
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Dec
15
answered How to force a remap of sectors reported in S.M.A.R.T C5 (Current Pending Sector Count)?
Dec
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revised Kingston SSD with several bad blocks and zero reallocated sectors
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Dec
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comment Kingston SSD with several bad blocks and zero reallocated sectors
Similar issue, except it's a single bad spot. Each scan it's the same single bad spot (e.g. not a bad cable). Zero reallocated sectors. The pending sector count is zero, meaning the drive doesn't even realize there is a bad sector that needs replacing.
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Nov
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comment How can I pin a program to the Windows 7 Taskbar, with parameters?
@barlop For the love of god, please don't use it.
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Nov
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comment Internet Explorer crashes on startup
"My Fusion is experiencing low tire pressure in the back right wheel." "Try a different less buggy car. Buy a Toyota or a Honda" It doesn't answer the question; and is just mean-spirited and snotty.
Oct
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Oct
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revised Where is my RDP server certificate stored?
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Oct
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comment Where is my RDP server certificate stored?
@SamStephenson It's on the server. It's whatever certificate the server decided to create in order to let me remote to it; i didn't create it, ask it to create it, ask anyone else to create it, or have anyone else create it. i RDP to the server and the warning appears.
Oct
19
comment How does Google Chrome store passwords?
@brunoais Only if you've typed in your password. Unfortunately this is a fundamental limitation of encryption: once data is decrypted it is decrypted.
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