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Sunday, January 31, 2010

DreamScene error: desktop icon text

When you enable a video as the wallpaper with DreamScene you may get black or invisible text for the desktop icons, which renders the text pretty unreadable.

To fix that try this:

  1. Right-click the desktop > Personalize
  2. Desktop Background
  3. Change "Picture position" to "Fill"
  4. check your desktop, hopefully the text has become white and readable.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Upgrading/install new HDD in laptop, not showing up in My Computer

Simple, Your new HDD (upgrade) is a new HDD and so your laptop has no idea who it is. Assign it a drive letter and your computer will acknowledge who it is.

  • Right-click My computer > Manage > disk Management
  • Should have a pop up window, follow the prompts and assign partition method (MBR I would recommend after reading the warning inside the pop up window)

  • Right-click the new HDD in the main window (should be a HDD that is black coloured and says Unallocated)

  • New simple volume > assign space and drive letters as required. Set space to max if you want 1 partition but if want more than 1 then you much around with it, if you know what you are doing.

A really simple solution to a simple problem really but hahah well I kinda forgot and I thought I had a dud HDD but it was hot so it was on and connected, so yeah here you have it~

Thursday, January 7, 2010

How to expand a HDD with a different physical HDD

How to combine two paritions on two different physical HDDs
How to make two partitions as one when partitions are on separate HDDs
How to make one big HDD with two physical HDDs

Remember to back up data before attempting this tutorial!

  • Have a partition you want to be the main one (Partition # 1) - can have data on it
  • Mount the other partition in a folder inside the partition above (Partition # 2) - should have no data on it
  1. Right-click My Computer > Manage
  2. Storage / Disk Management
  3. Right-click Partition #2 and Create New volume (If you have already formatted this partition, delete it and then do step 3, REMEMBER deleting a partition removes data, you should move the data off this partition before formatting)
  4. Follow the prompts and select the option to mount to a NFTS folder
  5. Select an empty folder in Partition #1
  6. Continue with the prompts
  7. Open up the Partition #1 folder where you mounted the drive, you should now have a folder in Partition #1 that you can store data in, the data will store in the folder as if normal but the data will be stored on a different physical HDD but with minimal user interface differences.
Good Luck! Remember to back up data before attempting this tutorial! I can make screen shots if anyone is struggling and requests more detailed steps but if you can't follow the steps above then you really shouldn't muck around in the Manage tools of My computer. =) all the best!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Fixing Stuck/Persistant Pixels (White pixel not chaning)


To fix a stuck LCD pixel, go to that ^ website and run the Java application. follow the prompts on the website! =)


* Use Internet Explorer instead of Firefox if you are trying to fix a pixel located in the top or bottom of the screen as Firefox has a slight slide-in menu sticking out (border) - You'll understand when you see the app running in the browser.

* Click the URL bar and then press F11 to make the browser full-screen, pressing F11 without selecting the URL bar will send a F11 command to the Java app, which does nothing.

Good Luck!