Monthly Archives: November 2011

AHCI..

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Today, I finally enabled AHCI such that I can take full advantage of an external port on my Cooler Master CM 690 II case. I had tried enabling it when I first installed the GA-880 motherboard, and my drives would not start up. Then, for some reason, the next tries saw the machine start, but,… Continue reading

Windows Media Player codecs..

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Extend the file recognition capabilities of Windows Media Player with this bunch of codecs.. http://www.windows7codecs.com/ http://www.majorgeeks.com/Win7codecs_d5959.html http://www.windows7update.com/Windows7codecs.html OK, so why would you want these? That’s easy. It saves having to download, install and run a variety of Media Players every time that you pick up yet another multi-media file type is why..

Hard drive issues..

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SMART recently told me that I had a problem with my primary boot drive. I was using the SMART function in Speedfan initially, but Western Digital diags reported the same ‘read’ issue. Performance was still good but drive ‘fitness’ could not be reported. OK, the drive is not too bad and a ‘write zeros’ should… Continue reading