The Defrag Show

Defrag: Season 2, Mapped Drive Not Connecting, RAID 0 with SSD's

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Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows 7 (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.

[00:10] - Defrag is back!
[00:25] - How we spent our summer vacations.
[02:20] - Rebooting takes too long. How to troubleshoot.
[06:42] - UAC prompt even when not turned on.
[09:41] - What generator does Larry use?
[13:01] - Mapped drive doesn't connect on reboot.
[14:45] - PC running hot and throwing bug checks.
[17:57] - Best use for extra RAM.
[21:03] - Picture folder says it needs priv to access.
[23:35] - Is there a way to get advanced format HDD to work with OEM recovery discs. [link]
[25:12] - Thoughts on RAID 0 with SSD's?
[27:04] - Gov's Pick of the Week: Booting off a VHD. [link]
[29:26] - Larry's Pick of the Week: Tech Ed Europe C9 Live videos on demand. [link]

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    The Discussion

    • windev

      Welcome back!!!   What's up with the badge of shame? Tongue Out

    • LarryLarsen

      I know, I forgot my wallet that day. Smiley

    • David G

      I have UAC turned on on my home machine since I flattened my home machine. I'm turning it back on on my work machine today. I give. Thanks for the response guys! Glad you're back.

    • evildictait​or

      RE: Rebooting takes too long. How to troubleshoot.

      ALAKAZAM! I give you Mark Russinovich:

      http://blogs.technet.com/b/markrussinovich/archive/2012/07/02/3506849.aspx

    • Magic​Andre1981

      Sorry Gov, but you (MSFT) absolutely DON'T care how users use your Windows. You FORCE them to use what YOU (MSFT) think the user should use Windows. Windows 8 is the best example be forcing the users metro instead of giving them a choice.

      [02:20] - Rebooting takes too long. How to troubleshoot.

      Use xbootmgr from Windows Performance Toolkit

      xbootmgr -trace rebootCycle -noPrepReboot

      this captures the complete reboot (shutdown and boot). Look what takes long time. maybe you override the pagefile with zeros which slowdown shutdown.

       

    • KeyboardG

      @MagicAndre1981 don't interpret your views as those of all Windows users.

      I prefer metro and think its going to be great. Remember when 95 came out, so many people spoke out and wanted to keep the 3.1 style interface.

       

    • Magic​Andre1981
    • LeeCampbell

      Sorry to hear you dont like Win8/Metro as much some others. The swing for me was when some one (I think in a c9 video) said, 'Oh yeah, Metro is just the Start menu but more powerful'. *penny drop*!

      You totally can kick back to desktop (which is where I spend most of my time). All the old tricks are still there, my fav being WinKey+"anything" to search for "anything".

      I am loving Win8 and think the guys at MS have done a great job.

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