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  1. ghost partition appearing at every boot

    It comes out of thin air! It has no size, no owner I cannot change owner nor security permissions, it has no hardware tab on the properties pane and I cannot see it in disk management console. I cannot open it nor get any information about it. This is the output of the powershell script: __GENUS : 2 __CLASS : Win32_Volume __SUPERCLASS : CIM_StorageVolume __DYNASTY : CIM_ManagedSystemElement __RELPATH : Win32_Volume.DeviceID="\\\\?\\Volume{cdc5925c-0e db-11df-a765-001d60dd8569}\\" __PROPERTY_COUNT : 44 __DERIVATION : {CIM_StorageVolume, CIM_StorageExtent, CIM_Logic alDevice, CIM_LogicalElement...} __SERVER : ZS-PC __NAMESPACE : root\cimv2 __PATH : \\ZS-PC\root\cimv2:Win32_Volume.DeviceID="\\\\?\ \Volume{cdc5925c-0edb-11df-a765-001d60dd8569}\\" Access : Automount : True Availability : BlockSize : BootVolume : Capacity : Caption : Q:\ Compressed : ConfigManagerErrorCode : ConfigManagerUserConfig : CreationClassName : Description : DeviceID : \\?\Volume{cdc5925c-0edb-11df-a765-001d60dd8569} \ DirtyBitSet : DriveLetter : Q: DriveType : 3 ErrorCleared : ErrorDescription : ErrorMethodology : FileSystem : FreeSpace : IndexingEnabled : InstallDate : Label : LastErrorCode : MaximumFileNameLength : Name : Q:\ NumberOfBlocks : PageFilePresent : PNPDeviceID : PowerManagementCapabilities : PowerManagementSupported : Purpose : QuotasEnabled : QuotasIncomplete : QuotasRebuilding : SerialNumber : Status : StatusInfo : SupportsDiskQuotas : SupportsFileBasedCompression : SystemCreationClassName : SystemName : ZS-PC SystemVolume :
  2. I don't know why, but I have a partition appearing at every bootup, called Q:\. Using mountvol.exe I can delete it, but it reappears. Mountvol /D works, /P doesn't. Do you know how to find that which volume id is connected to which hardware? BTW, before you ask, it's not a card reader, it's a fixed disk device, which I cannot see in diskmgmt.msc.
  3. I just solved the issue by googling hard for any SPLC driver and finally I found one for x64 XP/Vista which is not for the same printer but it works. So it was a straightforward solution, I am happy I could solve it without scripting. But yes, an AutoIT script would have been a good idea.
  4. I need to setup a printer on 64-bit XP workstations where the printer does not have 64-bit drivers. It is a Sharp AR-M165 laser copier which doesn't have any standard print processor, just it's proprietary SPLC raster language, for which I cannot find any 64-bit driver. Maybe there are newer Sharp SPLC printers for which there is 64-bit driver available, but I couldn't find any. If you know any way to make an SPLC printer work under XP 64-bit, I would be happy to use it, but if not, I need to look for alternatives. One alternative I figured out is that the workstations can print to a PDF file and save that file in a specific folder on the server. The server (Win2003) can then automatically watch the folder for any change and print the copied files locally in 32-bit environment. I found a shareware called watchDirectory, which does that, but I would like to use small and free programs. My idea is that if I can find a command line watch-dir program, I could use it to call a bat file with %1 filename. The bat file would print from acrobat reader and delete the file when completed. Or delete the file when it's a day old. So I am looking a watch-dir program which is small and free (something from ss64.com for example), and a batch file or vbs which can print and delete a PDF file. Or a simple vbs file which does all that. Or a way to use an SPLC printer under XP 64-bit.
  5. Integration of NVIDIA's nForce RAID and AHCI drivers

    I would say that for MSI Neo2 Platinum and XP 32-bit, using dual-core Athlon64: 6.99 is _not_ stable, neither 6.95. What I know is 5.10 _is_ stable (maybe 5.11 too), but I have no information from other versions. With 6.99 or 6.95 I got 1-2 instant restart or BSOD every day, when working with 3D Studio Max, although it was stable for light gaming or easy applications.
  6. Integration of NVIDIA's nForce RAID and AHCI drivers

    Can you suggest me what it the most _stable_ driver for an old Nforce3 based PC with SATA Raid-0 setup? I've read the 1st post (honestly, I think it's the best general post about nforce sata drivers on any forum), but on this PC, I randomly get instant restarts on my current setup, which uses 6.95 legacy drivers and nForce Unified Remix 11.16. I've tried 6.99 legacy, and it was the same. For years I had a stable system, but now I had to reinstall XP, and I don't know which driver was installed on (maybe official 5.11). Performance really doesn't matter, since I would like to use this computer for work, not gaming. Maybe I have problems with nForce chipset drivers, but since computer doesn't produce any error output just restarts I don't know (I don't use Ethernet and Audio drivers at all).
  7. Integration of NVIDIA's nForce RAID and AHCI drivers

    I know it's not part of this topic (32-bit), but I am looking for the best LEGACY driver for xp64 and I am a bit confused about what's the best package I should use. Under xp32 I use legacy 6.95 driver, but I cannot find anything like that for xp64. I should just use the latest unified remix for xp64 and extract it's legacy folder for integration?