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  1. RodBarnes

    ReFS drive no longer recognized

    Ok, bad news. I just had one of my ReFS drives disappear. I received an error notification from Windows to check my storage space. For the drive in question, "Storage Spaces" shows "Error Failed; remove drive" for each physical drive. "Disk Manager" shows this volume now as RAW rather than...
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    Slow file explorer fast open file dialog

    Windows 7 SP1, all updates through 10/2017. [This system is an HTPC running Windows Media Center, thus the reason I've not moved it forward.] Recently (within the last few months), I've noticed that using File Explorer is extremely slow. Dramatically slower than it used to be. However, File...
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    Windows 8.1 no Sleep in Power Options

    I have a Windows 8.1 system which does not display the "Put the computer to sleep" option. My goal is to set this system to never sleep so it continues to run when unattended. This is one of four Win8.1 VMs, three of which display normal Power Option settings, while this one does not. On this...
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    Back to investigating network discrepancy

    I'm trying to figure out why my htpc is suffering at streaming videos from the net. htpc is running Windows 7 SP1 with all the patches etc., except the annoying Windows 10 stuff. (I've not upgraded this to 10 nor do I plan to as it is an htpc using MediaCenter.) htpc Configuration OS: Windows...
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    Download speed is half of upload speed

    I'm looking for some direction on this because it clearly isn't related to the networking hardware itself (see below). Nor is it an provider issue as I am doing all my testing between local computers on my LAN. Are there some Windows network settings that might account for this behavior...
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    Remove notification from System Tray

    After searching and finding a few articles on this -- and then trying the solutions (e.g., Notifications Area Icon Reset) and they failed -- I've been unable to remove a particular notification icon. It doesn't appear in the tray but it does appear in the list of notifications -- specifics...
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    Explorer eventually stops responding

    Having some odd behavior I've not yet figure out. It could be hardware related but not convinced that is the case. I'm running Windows 10 Pro. I have 8GB DDR2 RAM, E8400 Core 2 Duo CPU. Four Samsung 850 SSD connected via a Syba 4 Port SATA III RAID HyperDuo PCIe 2.0 x4 Card and three Samsung...
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    General hardware forum

    I would like some input on drive configuration but, of course, these would not generally be Windows-specific questions. Does anyone have a favorite hardware community where I could post such a question as that below? I am looking at disk performance in my current system and trying to determine...
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    Unable to delete a storage space

    In the attempt to delete an existing storage space in a storage pool, when I click "Delete storage space" it replies with the message: "Can't delete the storage space. Close all applications that are accessing the storage space, then try again." However, the storage space has been emptied of...
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    Windows 10 Storage space keeps reporting a drive is disconnected

    I've created a three-drive, parity storage space under Windows 10. On an occasional, though not infrequent basis, it reports one of the drives is "disconnected". But the drive is, in fact, connected hardware-wise. The only thing that I've found that corrects this is to shut-down the computer...
  11. RodBarnes

    Windows Time service fails to start

    I've done a lot of searching on this issue, found several articles, tried some solutions: Nothing works. The Windows Time service just fails to start at boot. It doesn't produce an error in the event logs; it just fails to start. But I can manually start it from Services. Or I can manually...
  12. RodBarnes

    WMC - Phantom playlists?

    I have three music playlists appearing in Windows Media Center which I cannot delete. I have been unable to locate any associated files representing those playlists on the drive or entries in the registry. Other 'net articles have indicated I would find the playlists in the ~\Playlists folder...
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