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  • berniec

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    • in reply to: Head parking #2371716
      berniec
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      IT is a USB drive, so it is “powered” whenever my PC is powered and that’s, basically, 24/7.  I haven’t a clue what it means.   I don’t back up that drive and don’t use it much, so it is idle most of the time.

      Interesting — I was looking for some more info about head parking and ran across:

      i noticed that some hard drive(desktop ) like seagate and toshiba do continuously park their head/heads every x seconds

      There’s apprently “auto park mode” that can be tweaked… but I haven’t clue how.

      I can probably find a program that’ll mess with APM but I wonder if it is good or bad to turn it off.   I gather that the always-part is a feature for laptops [less battery use] but irrelevant for PCs.   On my NAS there’s a setting for that [6TB raid 1] where it winds down after some period of idleness.

      in reply to: Doing a bit of re-organizing #2370714
      berniec
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      It does — exactly what I was looking for and never knew it was there.  thanks

      in reply to: Doing a bit of re-organizing #2370686
      berniec
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      didn’t know about clicking on the avatar.. that’s *perfect*.  THANKS

      in reply to: Doing a bit of re-organizing #2370672
      berniec
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      I wish there were an easy way to find *your*own* posts.   I sometimes have something to update on an old thread of mine and it’d be great if, as most forums do, there was a “my activitiy” either in the right-menu or accessible from the “my account” menu.   I know that threr **IS* such a page because I sometimes find it when I do a “site=askwoody.com” netsearch but I can never remember the URL

      I also wonder what the overall opinion is toward making “notify me of updates” the default?

      in reply to: zombie windows updates #2370459
      berniec
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      But I have left those samsung/dell/intel updates “shown” for months and they never get installed and never go away.   I doubt they’re critical to my system — dell has a pretty good update mechanism of its own.

      in reply to: zombie windows updates #2370436
      berniec
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      I guess I get the message — there’a really nothing I can do about those dumb/unwanted updates and so I might as well hide them to prevent one of the zombies from leaping to life.

      I had thought that when update checked for updates it could remove the old/irrelevant ones — even beyond the dell/driver updates, what’s with the perpetual silverlight update?  🙂  So hide them I shall…..   Windows update is a mysterious bit of  machinery

      in reply to: Forcing an IBM PC case open #2368009
      berniec
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      I’ve gotten it done!!   When I stopped hammering on it and thought a bit, I realized that to _unlock_ the slide should disengage from something inside [if i was trying to like the slide would have to engage with something and if something were bent it’d never go]   SO — I then realized that it must just be jammed, rather than obstructed.   I slide it a little way  and I could see the back end of the slide through a small hole in the back of it.   With a narrow screwdriver I managed to get the slide to slide farther..  and then.. <bang> it was completely disengaged.

      So I’m now holding in my hands the 16GB Quantum Bigfoot drive from the thing.  Now to figure out how to open the damn drive.

      in reply to: What’s in your task scheduler? #2367998
      berniec
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      Another angle on this is how to check all the built-in tasks.  When you just fire up Task Scheduler you’re looking at the “Task Scheduler Library”.  But if you look below that you find a lot of other tasks.  One I just found is “Agent Activation Runtime”  it is disabled and last run time is 11/30/1999 [!!]  It runs System32\AgentActivationRuntimeStarter.   I suppose I could delete it, since it hasn’t run in twenty years and I don’t see anything going awry /

      And if you dive below Microsoft>Windows there are scores of tasks… I just skimmed them and they seem reasonable [and/or mysterious].

      in reply to: What’s in your task scheduler? #2367989
      berniec
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      I don’t use OneDrive and I have  “OneDrdive standalone Update:
      At 3:00 AM 5/1/1992  repeat every 1.00:00:00
      Is that “every day”?

      StartCN: at any login.  Some AMD thing

      StartDVR: runs RSServCmd

      but beyond those, nothing suspicious [win10/pro/20H2]

       

       

      in reply to: Forcing an IBM PC case open #2367828
      berniec
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      I”ll give it a try, but it ‘feels” like something is not lined up properly rather than just caught by friction… but wd-40 here I go 🙂

      in reply to: Forcing an IBM PC case open #2367822
      berniec
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      There’s no “key” — there’s a tiny sliding “tab” on the top left of the rear of the case that in the “locked” position aligns with a hole and when in the locked position you can _really_ lock it by putting a padlock through the tab.   I have no idea why I kept it locked, but I never put an *actual* lock on it – I just slid the tab to the locked position … and now I can’t slide it back so I can’t get the case open.   It is just jammed.

      in reply to: More on OneDrive, and Symlinks #2362516
      berniec
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      Hmph.  I guess I don’t see the point of junctions.  I’ve read the description before and I read the computerhope article.   I still don’t see the point of junctions.   From what I can tell directory symlink can do everything, and more, that junctions do.  Am I missing something.

      in reply to: More on OneDrive, and Symlinks #2362464
      berniec
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      One thing I”ve never quite understood:   what’s the difference between a directory symlink {mklink /d} and a directory junction  [mklink /j]

      in reply to: disk activity after waking from hibernation #2360975
      berniec
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      Right you are.   there are a *LOT* of processes hammering on the disk, none of which show up on the Processes tab.  All system processes with no real indication of what they’re doing [but they certainly read a LOT of disk, but don’t write very much].   I still don’t know what they’re trying to do, but I didn’t realize how many processes “hide” from the Process tab on task manager!  Thanks

      in reply to: RAID 0 error = Total data loss! #2360736
      berniec
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      As has been pointed out, Raid 0 is pretty useless.a  But for me, Raid-1 is a winner.   I have a 6Tb ReadyNAS .  I’m only running 4TB, but I have 8Tb of disks mounted in raid 1.   *every*one* of the original [seagate!] drives failed over the next few years.  I replaced them with  Western digital and haven’t had a single failure but that’s not my point:

      The ReadyNAS sent me an email about the disk failure.   I pulled the disk out of the running NAS, mounted the WD drive, stuck it back in [and it took about 20+ hrs to get the new drive fullly indexed into the mess.   for me, Raid 1 and hot-swappable drivers is a winner.

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