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Mon
27
Mar
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How to Fix: Device I/O Error (and Recover Data)

Infopackets Reader Phoebe A. writes: " Dear Dennis, Today I tried to free up some space on my C drive by moving files over to my external hard drive, but Windows gave me an error message, stating that 'Error during copy: the request could not be ... performed because of an I/O device error'. I've also tried using 'TeraCopy' to copy files over, but it keeps freezing on the same files. Can you help? " My response: If you receive an error that says "the request could not be performed because of an I/O device error" when trying to copy or move a file, that usually (but not always) indicates bad ... (view more)

Fri
08
Jul
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How to Fix: Cannot Create Partition: No Free MBR Slots

Infopackets Reader Sam T. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have an HP computer, which has 4 hard drive partitions: the System partition, the C drive, the factory image partition (which includes a backup of Windows), and the 'HP Tools' partition, which ... contains BIOS information in case a BIOS flash fails and I need to restore my BIOS. My question is this: I used MiniTool Partition Wizard to shrink my C drive, which then created unallocated space. Normally I can right click the unallocated space and create a new volume, however, I receive an error message that says: 'Partition Wizard cannot create a ... (view more)

Fri
30
Oct
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How to Fix: 'Windows cannot be installed to this disk' Error (RAID)

Infopackets Reader Phil P. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have installed Windows 10 32 bit and now I am trying to upgrade to Windows 10 64 bit using the clean install method. Since I'm installing Windows 10 from scratch, I am also going to upgrade my C ... drive performance using 2 x 2TB hard drives (for a total of 4 TB usable data) in RAID 0 configuration . The problem is that when I try to install Windows onto my RAID, it tells me that 'Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer' ... (view more)

Mon
15
Jun
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Download Windows 10 .ISO (DVD) for Clean Install?

Infopackets Reader Tim A. writes: " Dear Dennis, When will the full retail version (OEM) of Windows 10 be available as an .ISO file, so I can burn Windows 10 onto DVD and install it that way? I would much rather install Windows 10 clean using my DVD ... drive than to install it using Windows Update. A colleague of mine says that installing Windows over top of Windows (I.E: doing a Windows 'upgrade') is never a good idea. He says that upgrade installs usually leave left-overs from the previous Windows installation which can interfere with the new Windows 10 install - or worse, cause ... (view more)

Wed
30
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

'Desktop Movie 2.2', and 'Disk Scanner 2.7.0'

Desktop Movie 2.2 Play movies on your desktop with Desktop Movie. This straightforward application replaces your background image with the film you've selected to view. The player supports most movie formats and the newest version is compatible with ... Windows 8! http://falcosoft.hu Disk Scanner 2.7.0 Having trouble with your hard drive? Experiencing the dreaded 'Blue Screen of Death'? Then give Macrorit's Disk Scanner software a try. It's designed to find bad sectors (or clusters of troublesome data) on your hard disk and suggest solutions. http://www.macrorit.com This freeware software program ... (view more)

Tue
08
Jan
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Windows 8 Pro: Upgrade Benefits Explained

Here's a question we recently received from an Infopackets subscriber in beautiful Montana, "Dear Infopackets team, I'm thinking about buying a Windows 8 computer. But I'm not sure if I should buy one with Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro? And what's ... Windows RT? Can you please explain the differences to me? Thanks for the assistance, Molly C." My response: Technically speaking, Molly, those are the three different versions of Microsoft's newest operating system (OS), Windows 8. Windows RT is a trimmed-down version of the OS specially designed for portable devices with ARM chips. We're talking ... (view more)

Fri
04
Jan
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'Wise Program Uninstaller 1.22.52', and 'Little Disk Cleaner 1.0'

Wise Program Uninstaller 1.22.52 Wise Program Uninstaller will safely remove files from your Windows computer. Unlike many other uninstall programs, Wise Program Uninstaller will completely clean your system of unwanted programs. This software tool ... is free and compatible with the new Windows 8 operating system. http://www.wisecleaner.com Little Disk Cleaner 1.0 Little Disk Cleaner is a small and easy-to-use program designed to help you find and remove unwanted programs installed on your Windows computer. Freeing up disk space by using this program could improve your system's overall ... (view more)

Thu
05
Apr
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'Cover Printer 1.3.1.0', and 'Disk Bench 2.6.2.0'

Cover Printer 1.3.1.0 Cover Printer is an easy software tool for printing customized DVD and CD covers for anything and everything you burn to a disc. It's not intended to be a cover layout tool, but it does make printing your covers extremely easy. ... Cover Printer automatically scales your cover images to the correct size of whatever cover format you select, and makes the appropriate image rotations and other adjustments necessary for covers that require one image, and those that require two. http://www.nodesoft.com Disk Bench 2.6.2.0 You say you want to know how fast your disks transfer data ... (view more)

Thu
23
Feb
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Ashampoo WinOptimizer 9 Review

Update: Save up to 60%. Offer ends on January 14th. Proceeds support our website and staff of writers. You can click here to go straight to the offer . Otherwise, continue reading below. With every new edition of Microsoft Windows comes new tweaks, ... new menus, and oftentimes no one seems to know where the old features went, which makes optimizing the operating system for a particular PC very difficult. Let's take Windows 7, for example. It's vastly different than Windows XP and offers new visualization features and background tasks (services) that literally rob a PC of its processing power, ... (view more)

Wed
25
Jan
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'Disk Bench 2.6.2', and 'Cyber-D's AutoReboot 1.0'

Disk Bench 2.6.2 Use Disk Bench to find out how fast your hard drive operates. It emulates a real-world situation (not simply a benchmarking environment) to calculate its results, making these findings far more reliable than those of other programs. ... http://www.nodesoft.com Cyber-D's AutoReboot 1.0 Cyber-D's AutoReboot can automatically reboot a computer when there is no Internet connection detected. This can be very useful for servers and kiosk computers that require a constant Internet connection, when you want to save yourself the trouble of rebooting the server manually in an attempt to ... (view more)

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