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How to create a software RAID5 on Microsoft Windows XP with this hack

Microsoft Windows XP, by design, is not capable of a native software RAID5, however, capable of mirroring drives. Found this on the internet, and have personally verified. This has been successfully implemented on a Microsoft Media Center Edition 2005 (MCE 2005). Installed three 300 GB SATA drives and successfully created RAID5. Though, remember that a hardware RAID5 is always better….

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Netgear GA311 NIC 10/100/1000 no Windows 2003 Driver?

Netgear GA311 Gigabit NIC 10/100/1000 does not offer drivers to support Microsoft Windows 2003 Although I ran across this article that inspired me below, I physically verified the chip on the card. The Netgear GA311 REV.A1 uses Realtek’s RTL8169S-32 chipset. I have tested this driver on this card on a Windows 2003 server without any problem. The driver is available…

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Edit MS-DVR in Windows Movie Maker

By default MS-DVR files are not editable through Windows Movie Maker 2.1. A little tweak that has been around for several years just caught my attention. I don’t know the original source, however, know that I am not. Import the following into the registry and reboot.

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Diskeeper reports high reserved system space

Diskeeper is unable to completely optimize the specified drive as there is a rather large green/white striped area known as reserved system space. This is free area however Diskeeper will not use this area for defragmentation. To utilitze this “wasted” space, the hard drive space needs to be used to capacity. A script was found to create files and folder…

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Compress individual log files into individual compressed archives

There was a task to compress all the log files for a Microsoft IIS6 installation. The log files were taking up gigabytes of space, whereas a single log file may be as large as 50 to 100MB in size.  A compressed log file resulted in only 2-4MB in size.  I needed a method that would compress each log file into…

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Internet Explorer 7 Gold RunOnce Removal

Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 7 Version: 7.0.5730.11CO Update Versions: 0 Last Updated: April 15, 2008 Confirmed working on version 7.0.5730.13IS Issue The annoying Runonce linking to runonce.msn.com/runonce2.aspx either fails to start or you do not want it to start. There is no reasonable explanation as to the purpose of this link. All settings may be changed within the installation of…

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How to remove the DnsEvent, NTDS, and NtFrs event logs on DC

How to remove the DnsEvent, NTDS, and NtFrs event logs from Demoted Domain Controller. It is not possible to delete event logs while EVentLog service is running, and the EventLog service cannot be stopped. You can use the following procedure to locally remove the subject event logs: 1. Start->Run->CMD, press ENTER 2. Type REG ADD \\DemotedDC\HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog /V Start /T REG_DWORD…

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April 2006 Update Rollup for Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

Microsoft has released an April 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.  However, after applying the April 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (MCE2005), many encounter several issues, including: Component registration failed Some of the files needed to play radio or video are missing or corrupt. Media center component registration may have failed…

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