Disk Management

How can I write (burn) ISO files to CD or DVD?

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ISO files are actually images of complete CDs or DVDs compiled as one whole image file (*.iso), just like Ghost does for hard disks and partitions. ISO images can be loaded into several different CD/DVD recording software packages to create CDs or DVDs. ISO Recorder Power Toy (Freeware) Update: ISO Recorder is now compatible with […]

My BOOT.INI file uses a weird SIGNATURE() syntax that I’ve never seen before. In Windows NT 4.0, this always said SCSI() instead. What’s that?

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Beginning with Windows 2000, Microsoft has updated the Advanced RISC Computing (ARC) syntax in BOOT.INI to support the SIGNATURE() syntax, which offers a more accurate method for Windows 2000 to boot up in certain conditions. You will see this syntax, which is otherwise identical to SCSI(), if you install Windows 2000 on a hard drive […]

How do I delete an “undeletable” file?

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Sometimes you want to delete a file but when you do so an error message pops and tells you it cannot be done. Method #1 – Kill explorer.exe Do successfully delete an undeletable file that is caught be the explorer.exe process (and most of them are) do the following: Open a Command Prompt window and […]

How can I control whether Windows 2000’s dynamic disk upgrade is available on my computer?

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Windows 2000 introduced the concept of dynamic disks, which let you implement RAID-type disk configurations (e.g., disk mirroring, fault-tolerant striping) and make disk and volume changes without rebooting. Although Microsoft doesn’t support dynamic disks on most laptops, you can enable a dynamic disk on your laptop. Alternatively, you might want to prevent users from upgrading […]

How can I prevent users from writing to USB removable disks (USB flash drives) by using Group Policy (GPO)?

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USB removable disks (also known as flash drives or “Disk on Key” and other variations) are quickly becoming an integral part of our electronic life, and now nearly everybody owns one device or another, in forms of small disks, external hard drives that come enclosed in cases, card readers, cameras, mobile phones, portable media players […]

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