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    Zombie Drives back again

    Amazing. Windows 10 updated automatically (don't you just love Microsoft!!). The damn Zombie Drives are back again. I tried to repeat the earlier process but it does not work. I learned all sorts...
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    Yes. Apparently some of my more misguided...

    Yes. Apparently some of my more misguided efforts added drive letters.
    Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
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    I threw caution to the wind and modified the...

    I threw caution to the wind and modified the registry (not something I like to do).
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > Mounted Devices
    This shows a lot of stuff I don't understand but at the end were...
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    You have the patience of a saint. Wish I could...

    You have the patience of a saint. Wish I could do more than say thank you.
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    1) The old printer was HP Photosmart D5360 (may...

    1) The old printer was HP Photosmart D5360 (may she rest in peace). I never used the memory slots. The unique feature was that it printed on CDs. Apparently Epson has a patent on that and I can't...
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    Very interesting but unsuccessful. (At least I...

    Very interesting but unsuccessful. (At least I discovered how to screen copy from the cmd screen.)

    I followed your instructions. I think I did it correctly. Here are the steps.
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    The F:...
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    Yes I assigned Disk 5 the letter F: (which was...

    Yes I assigned Disk 5 the letter F: (which was the default).
    When I started the process, I got this message (and clicked Yes)
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    I feel guilty taking your time. Hope this is interesting to...
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    http://meiere.com/FORRESTDESKTOP.arn1) Sorry I...

    http://meiere.com/FORRESTDESKTOP.arn1) Sorry I missed the suggestion about posting .arn file.
    2) I feel OK modifying the registry - did that successfully twice.
    Apparently can't post the .arn...
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    Looks perfect. Thanks. This is just to make...

    Looks perfect. Thanks. This is just to make sure I understand.
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    1) Yes "old" printer installed before upgrade to...

    1) Yes "old" printer installed before upgrade to Win 10
    2) As I recall, I had to reinstall "old" printer after upgrade to Win 10
    3) Yes; I uninstalled "old" printer software from Control Panel...
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    Will try. Is there an easy way to post an image?...

    Will try. Is there an easy way to post an image? This seems barbaric.

    http://meiere.com/DiskManagement1.jpg

    http://meiere.com/DiskManagement2.jpg
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    Someone suggested another solution using a...

    Someone suggested another solution using a Windows tool.
    Open Disk Management
    Select the Zombie Drive
    Choose Change Drive Letter and Path
    Click Remove

    Interestingly, both solution leave the...
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    Yeah! Cool! At least it worked on the one I...

    Yeah! Cool! At least it worked on the one I tried. Probably will kill those others as well.
    This looks like DOS. God - I hated DOS. Thirty years ago I was a Mac guy, as were all but one of my...
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    Thanks for your suggestion. Unfortunately, this...

    Thanks for your suggestion. Unfortunately, this just repeats what I mentioned in my original post as an action which does not work. Your first 2 steps just open Device Manager which can be opened...
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    1. Did both (ran from my account which has adm...

    1. Did both (ran from my account which has adm privilege and ran as adm)
    2. Uninstalled from control panel
    3. No HP printer software runs at startup
    (only hp software is hp scheduler)...
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    Thank you for you interest. That is an...

    Thank you for you interest. That is an interesting program. Unfortunately, it works the same as all the other attempts. It thinks the device is gone but it returns from the dead on restart.
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    How to remove unwanted drives

    I have four unwanted drives left over from an old HP Photosmart printer which is now gone. It "installed" drives for its various card readers; e.g. CF/MD card and Sm/xD Card. They show up as...
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    Thanks. That is a good suggestion. ...

    Thanks. That is a good suggestion. Unfortunately, I could not find such an option and Acronis tech support did not suggest anything like that. Maybe they added that for 2016 - not 2013. I shall...
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    How to test a clone

    I cloned a new SSD (256GB Samsung) to an identical SSD thru USB to a docking station. I used Acronis 2013 which reported the cloning was successful. I can see the files on the clone and it looks...
  20. I was amused by the opening line "That "Get...

    I was amused by the opening line "That "Get Windows 10" icon sitting in Win7's notification area will get you a free upgrade,...". I requested Win 10 almost as soon as it was available and have had...
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    I certainly don't understand this. According to...

    I certainly don't understand this. According to PC Magazine Encyclopedia, an 'adapter' is a device which adds connectivity to a laptop or desktop computer. I would think that such a device could...
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    Thanks. I knew something about extenders (a...

    Thanks. I knew something about extenders (a friend installed one, way out of my range) but I did not know that they could use different frequencies from the router.

    If I can find out whose router...
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    How can one SSID use two channels?

    Several sniffers (AcrylicWi-Fi and inSSIder) show that I detect one SSID broadcasting on 2 channels (7 + 11).
    Apparently a neighbor but I don't know who. How did he or she setup to use 2...
  24. How many still waiting for so-called automatic upgrade

    I had the famous Windows 10 automatic update icon on a Win 8.1 desktop and a Win 7 Ultimate laptop.
    Both are now gone and there has been no notice that Win 10 is ready to install.
    In fact, the...
  25. Javascript to send System Exclusive File to synthesizer

    I would like a simple JavaScript command or commands to send a System Exclusive File (.syx) to synthesizer via a MIDI controller. I am helping a musician friend and not sure I am able to go through...
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