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  1. What is the easiest way to read a registry value with the REG.exe command that is in hex and convert it to dec ?
  2. Hey all, I'm sure this has been discussed before, but I was not able to find a viable solution. I am looking to Auto-Defrag the C: drive of a computer... using the built-in Disk Defragmenter I'm not sure the best way to do this. I've tried to use the "AutoDeFrag" utility from SourceForge, however, it is shotty and either does nothing or just opens the defrag window and I have to manually click defrag. I tried to create a scheduled task through a Batch file run the defrag every Wed. at 11am., however, it requires a username/password (Which is different on each of my systems) and won't run without those credentials. So, does anyone know of a batch/vbs or otherwise that will allow me to do an Auto-Defrag, and be able to make a scheduled task that would work without the need to authenticate credentials to start? Thanks in advance
  3. If they do a direct replacement at the store... make sure they aren't swapping it for a 'referb' drive! you bought new, you should get new.
  4. Unfortunatly no... this doesn't work... I've tried it...Gmail server ops will freeze your account after ~1.5GB (for "unusual activity") and will be inaccessable for ~3days
  5. 1,000 CD's...149 Single Layer DVD's... 83 Dual-Layer DVD's... 47 Single Layer HD DVD's... 24 Dual-Layer HD DVD's... 28 Single Layer Blue-ray Disks... 14 Dual-Layer Blue-ray Disk's... ...or another hard drive Sry, I couldn't resist I personally have the same issue... I have several large drives that are all but 2% full... and need to backup data..... not fun. also:140 divShare accounts (http://www.divshare.com/) + LOTS OF TIME...
  6. 1,000 CD's...149 Single Layer DVD's... 83 Dual-Layer DVD's... 47 Single Layer HD DVD's... 24 Dual-Layer HD DVD's... 28 Single Layer Blue-ray Disks... 14 Dual-Layer Blue-ray Disk's... ...or another hard drive Sry, I couldn't resist I personally have the same issue... I have several large drives that are all but 2% full... and need to backup data..... not fun.
  7. Every drive has bad sectors, however, like you stated... they are excluded from the usable area before it is shipped. As long as it is not a whole bunch... you could do a low-level format (should be able to get a utility for this from the Drive manufacturer) to exclude the bad sectors from the usable area. if there are several bad sectors, it could indicate that the drive is failing and I would suggest that you get it replaced or RMA'd (if it is still under warranty)
  8. For your reading pleasure: http://www.msfn.org/board/I-get-locked-out...scr-t97914.html (I have still not resolved this issue on my system as well.) Microsoft suggests loading the "User Hive Profile Cleanup Utility": http://www.microsoft.com/DownLoads/details...;displaylang=en This is a know issue at MS that doesn't seem to be getting any attention.
  9. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is a new Favorite in my book. The free edition should take care of your ailments: http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php (Vundo and/or SmitFraud infections are the most common of what you described.)
  10. What does OOBE use to display animations in XP??? Can't we take something like that and just modify it? (Shooting in the dark, haven't really researched this issue yet)
  11. Further inspection points me to this key containing the info that I need: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0001 MasterDeviceTimingMode=Unfortunatly there is no Table that I have found that will tell me what hex or decimal value = what mode... but I guess I might be able to grab that from trial/error thanks all
  12. if you have a spare system, you could try connecting the drive to a system that does have a CD drive and copy the Win9x source to the drive... then all you would need is a Win98 boot floppy and you can start the install from the Hard drive itself.
  13. Any help would be much appreciated. Batch or even VBS that outputs to file would work ok for the application that I need it for. Thanks in Advance.
  14. Does the drive have to specifically be Y: ? If not, would it be easier to just grab user input as to what drive to map? set /p usrnput="Enter a free drive letter to map (EX: E, F, G): " and then just use %usrnput% for your coding ?
  15. Hey all, Yet another request... (I appreciate all the help). Is there a way that, through a batch file, I can determine the operating mode of a hard drive? Device Manager will show me if I go to properties of the IDE Controller, but, how do I gather this info?
  16. Sounds like a pretty nifty project. I would be interested in testing it out once things are figured out.
  17. Ditto for the above. However, it sounds like system files are not being transfered to the new system. Suggestions: Carry the Game CD instead of the Hard Drive...
  18. *Clicks OK, Sticks Pen In Fan* ...1sec Seriously though: Boot - ~1.2min (RAID boot screens takes forever to scan for drives...) Shutdown (minus pen in fan) - ~5sec
  19. Doesn't work behind a proxy, and no place to entery proxy info... Error: "The remote server returned an error: (407) Proxy Authentication Required"
  20. Hey all, I was wondering if it was possible for a Batch script to detect if a file/folder was compressed and then run the 'COMPACT /U' command to uncompress it. Thanks in advance
  21. Sweet! This works like a charm!!! (I'm terrible at arrays) For drive free space I had the idea of running defrag analysis from command exporting it and then using the find feature to grab the info from there... so I think I should be able to get that part. How would I query installed RAM ammount, Desktop File size and windows temp files (like in Disk Cleanup... as it checks for several temp locations)?
  22. Hey all, I know I ask a lot of you guys, but ya'll are always so very helpful. I'm trying to make a batch file that will detail info about a system and echo info into a txt file (IE Cache Size, # of IE Temp Files, MB of system temp files (as listed in Disk Cleanup), # of Windows Prefetch Files and # of files in C:\Quarantine, Size of the Desktop folder for the current profile, Amount of system ram (as in computer properties) and Free disk space.) Echo Number of Windows Prefetch Files Cleared: >> %systemdrive%\temp\%computername%_CheckList_%dd%_%mm%-%yy%.txt Attrib.exe /s %SYSTEMROOT%\Prefetch\*.pf |find /c /v "" >> %systemdrive%\temp\%computername%_CheckList_%dd%_%mm%-%yy%.txt DEL /q %SYSTEMROOT%\Prefetch\*.pf My first hurdle... I can't get my batch to echo to the same line.. I would like the output to be something like: "Number of Prefetch Files = xxx" instead of: "Number of Prefetch Files =" "xxx" Second, the Attrib command works ok for Prefetch folder... but for example, the IE Temp folder it will only echo that there is 1 file. How do we get a correct reading of how many temp IE files there are? Third, is there an easy way to script a batch to interpret the IE Cache size (Registry value is in hex) and then echo the dec. value into a txt file? [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\Cache\Content] "CacheLimit"=dword:00019000 So, the overall outcome I am looking for is something like this... Available Memory: xxx Free Disk Space: xxx Desktop File Size: xxx IE Temp Files: xxx IE Cache Size: xxx Quarantined Files: xxx Windows Temp Files: xxx Windows Prefetch Files: xxx
  23. Hi all, Wondering if anyone has the answer for me... I'm trying to get Excel in Office 07 to open a second instance of excel, instead of just opening in the same window. I know I can manually launch a second instance from the start menu and then open my workbook, however, I'm looking to getting back the same functionality like office 03. I am aware that there is an option in Excel that will give me a Taskbar listing for every excel file that I have open, but that is not helpful if I need to view the files side-by-side on a dual monitor setup on WinXP. Thanks

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