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 […]