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 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

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

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    I know, I forgot my wallet that day. Smiley

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    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.

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    RE: Rebooting takes too long. How to troubleshoot.

    ALAKAZAM! I give you Mark Russinovich:

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    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.


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    @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.


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    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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