jcitron jcitron

Niner since 2011


  • Defrag Tools #177 - Windows Internals 7th Edition Part 1

    I still have that first book on my bookshelf! :)


  • Defrag: Windows 10, Minecraft, Edison Robot, EMET and more...

    Regarding the failed hard drive issues. I agree we don't know all the details other than that it doesn't work and is broke. That makes any actual recommendations difficult!

    Having said that, there are tools and methods available depending upon the situation. If it clicks, or doesn't mount in the system BIOS, don't attempt to do any recovery yourself. There's not much you can do so plan on sending it out if the data is critical. This is an expensive proposition and should be considered only if the data is truly important.

    If the drive spins, however, it is quite possible using software tools to rebuild the drive. A working drive, without data appearing, that used to be there, usually means the MFT has become corrupted. The MFT is what keeps track of what's on the drive similar to the old FAT, but more reliable. A few years ago, I used to use Disk Doctors NTFS Data Recovery from Disk Doctor Labs www.diskdoctor.net .

    This does a track, by track recovery that lets you see the data and hopefully recover it to another device by copying the files and folders. For the times I used it, it was quite successful and my end-users were quite happy, being mostly C-Level management this made them even happier.

    The program wasn't expensive, if I recall, probably in the $200 range about 4 years ago. I have used it for Windows XP and Windows 7 machines, and I'm sure it will work for Windows 8.x


  • Defrag: VS Compile prob, Moving AppData, Versioning AX

    Hi guys,

    Here are a couple of 3D programs to look at.

    Try MOI3d http://moi3d.com/ a relatively inexpensive nurbs-based modeler with excellent export filters. My brother uses it to generate 3d-printed objects that he uses to create spin-cast metal objects from. He sculpts the objects in real time as though he' s cutting clay.

    There is also freeware applications such as Blender 3d which I've used once. It has quite a steep learning curve though so have patience if you've never used it before. http://www.blender.org/

    Great show as always. Keep up the great work.



  • Defrag: Fast Nav, 0xC000000D, Installing Stalls

    Thank you, Igor!


  • Defrag: Fast Nav, 0xC000000D, Installing Stalls

    Great show as always, guys. Smiley

    Would you mind posting the exact command line for disabling hibernation?




  • Defrag: Defrag RSS, ​Reconstruct​ing Accounts, CL Printing

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