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  1. File that wont delete (makin me mad!)

    This sounds like something i just read about, but I cant find it right now. It had to do with 'folder redirection' and hard links. Whatever I was reading had a warning about sending one or the other to the recycle bin. (hardlink or a redirected folder link). The problem being that while sending the link to the bin would not affect the files in the referenced folder, it would affect the files when you empty the recycle bin. It would follow the path and try to delete everything. Sorry, but I have never used hard links or folder redirection, and i only read it as a curiosity as someone else had an issue with SP3 and the way it handles folder redirection. This may or may not have anything to do with your situation, but it sounds like it may be relevent. You may find this info on junction points helpful. ms site
  2. I am currently running the modified driver. For the last two days, I have been fooling with making bootable cd's and bootable USB. These devices do not have the drivers for the harddrive in ahci so they either crash or just do not see the hard drive. (I had enough trouble just getting the usb image to work at all, so I have not tried to add in the hacked driver). So I decided to revert back to IDE mode, but when I set the bios back, all I got was the BSOD/stop screen, at about the point where it should be loading the desktop. (this is booting from the normally working harddrive not usb or cd) I didnt try anything else yet, like removing the HD or controller devices from the device manager, or seeing if i can roll back a driver. I dont want to get myself into a situation that I cannot boot the drive at all. I set it back to ahci and it boots fine, but for now I am stuck in ahci. I thought I did get it to revert back on the first day, but it is not working for me now. So for me at least, going back was not 'easy as hell'. GA-P35-S3G. maybe I will try it another day.
  3. You are looking for the full version of 'Intel matrix Storage manager' intel matrix you cant find the console files because they are not in that package. The floppy package is made to allow an f6 boot of windows. The full software is available from intel. The link above leads to a page with another link, 'get the latest driver v PV 7.8' The english version of the software is about 5meg, the multilanguage version is about 20meg. I do not know if it will install without modification. It will obviously not allow any raid functions without the ICH9R chip, but if anyone gets it to install and if it can help in any way, let us know. Maybe it can be used to turn off a function that is stopping some people with sata dvd drives from working under ahci. -edit "please do not download this unless you know why you are downloading it. I just posted it because someone asked about the console. This installer will try to install the official driver, along with several utilities (tray icon, error monitoring). It will probably not install on a system with ICH9, and if it does, it may write over any modified files you already installed, and undo any of the fixes that this entire thread is trying to achieve. So only fool with it at your own risk." -edit2 I ran the full matrix installer but did NOT install it, I looked in a folder the installer created while running called C:\Windows\temp\IIF\Application\StorageUtility . In there was a file called Shell.exe I ran this file and it brings up the console (you may need .net framework installed). The console has no real functions available, other than information. I see information about NCQ but no options to enable or disable. Other exe's in the full installer were (IAAnotif.exe, IAANTmon.exe, and migrstatus.exe). I did not try to use any of these. I will attach a screen shot of the Matrix console. If you want to get to these files you can try to start the install process then copy the files from the temp directory, then cancel the install. I dont know what will happen if you actually try to let it complete the install, it will probably re-write the driver/registry and undo the fix. Once again, don't do this if you don't understand what you are doing. The full console doesn't really do anything.
  4. Speed up XP with file compression / UPX?

    I remember back in about 1992, I was using an 80MB harddrive on a 386sx (8mhz), running Dos 5 or 6. They were just starting to use compression for the whole drive. I think the software available was called 'stacker' and or 'superstor'. Microsoft even released a version as part of the OS, but there were copyright/patent issues and it was modified. Anyway, even back then, it was considered possible to get equal or better performance out of the system, if the CPU could decompress the files faster than the time it took for the harddrive to access a larger uncompressed file. Right after this software became slightly popular, harddrives started to get a lot bigger, and no one was interested in compression. Since then, a lot has changed. Harddrive access/transfer rates have improved. CPU's have improved. Everything has obviously improved. The question is still a legitimate one. Can any benefit be gained in access or transfer rates by using a small percentage of the cpu to decompress every file? In the end, it may depend on what files you are trying to access regularly. It may provide the most benefit for the most extreme cases. If you deal with uncompressed media streams where the data can be measured in gigabytes, I think it might help. I hope someone who has actually tested and used the current versions of drive compression can respond to this thread. I know that the average gut reaction is to say it will slow down performance, but it may not be true. In the end it may depend on he specific computer and what type of files you are accessing.
  5. OK, so I guess you mean this screen. I dont really know what I am looking at there, but I wish i could see something that showed me that my specific drive was being recognized and working under a specified transfer rate. When I look at these entries, i think i am look at the ability of the controller to handle certain types of drives, but i am not certain that i am seeing the fact that a certain drive is being recognized under a specific mode. Maybe it is right there, I dont know. I currently have the westerndigital drive, and I have a SATA liteon dvd drive hooked up. I dont know what the specification for the dvd drive is, but I suspect it is different from the harddrive. I ran HDtune to see if it would tell me anything. I dont know if anything can be seen from that image either as I have never used htune before. My main concern is transfer rates. I was worried that the default setup in my bios (gigabyte/award) was designed to take the sata drives and mimic pata/ide. I installed windowsXP yesterday, and i noticed the drives listed as DMA5. I was thinking that there might be improvement if the harddrive was actually recognized as sata gen2, so I found this thread and here I am. My thanks to everyone that has helped with this.
  6. gigabyte ga-p35-s3g, winXpProSP2, WD5001ABYS (500gig sata2) I followed original directions, and at first I got the blue screen STOP. I deactivated sata settings in bios. Rebooted. I went back and right clicked the INF file and selected install, I also went to device manager and selected the IDE device and forced a driver update to the modified files from the floppy image. Changed bios to native sata with ahci. reboot. Windows boots now. Now I just dont know if it is correct. Without SATA enabled in the BIOS, the driver was showing the harddrive as an IDE using DMA 5. With this new intel driver, under "intel ICH9...controller" there is no info on the diskdrive or mode. I also still have listed 'Primary and Secondary IDE'. Under Primary IDE (advanced) device type is auto detect with mode DMA,...current mode is 'not applicable'. I cant tell if this is correct. Are the entries for Pimary and Secondary IDE remaining from the prior driver/prior bios entry? or are these supposed to be there under the AHCI driver? Should I see my SATA interface listed somewhere else. I was expecting a tab with options to turn off NCQ, and info on the current transfer mode (something like "SATA generation 2 3G") I also have a sata dvd burner (liteon) installed and working. I am used to seeing the individual sata chanels listed with maximum transfer rates, and current drives plugged in. I am not seeing them here, and I want to know if I installed the driver correctly, or if maybe I missed something, or need to install something else. Does it look this way for everyone? As a side note, at this point, with the driver installed, if I delete the device entries and reboot, will it boot or will it bluescreen again? --- ubcd4windows, I built this cd in november of 07. I had to disable AHCI in bios to get it to boot. (I was able to leave 'native-sata' enabled). I think someone mentioned getting AHCI to work under this environment. Maybe it is a later build, or other drivers were included (slipstreamed). Not exactly on topic, but if anyone is hitting bluescreen with this PE based boot cd, it may be the AHCI.