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Slow network file copying / moving / deleting in Windows Vista when playing audio (MMCSS)

September 24, 2007 Leave a comment

File copying in Vista is, well, slow. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who has been sitting there wondering what exactly Vista is doing while it spends 5 minutes “calculating the time remaining” to copy half a dozen files. Read more…

How to fix being unable to login to Windows XP after you image it

September 24, 2007 Leave a comment

You just copied your Windows XP partition from one drive to another. When you reboot into the new partition, you reach the login screen, but when you try to login, it logs you straight out again with no error. Read more…

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PartitionMagic Error 4444, NTFS and Windows Vista

September 24, 2007 Leave a comment

If you’ve tried to use PartitionMagic 7 or 8 from Windows 2000/XP to image or alter a Vista partition, or to write something onto a drive that had a Vista partition on it, you might’ve been in for a shock.

Accessing the properties of the Vista partition from PartitionMagic will give you “Error #4444”. If you schedule a partition copy operation to run at reboot, you’ll get this error every time you reboot into Windows XP and won’t be able to reach the login screen.

In true Symantec-style, Symantec’s knowledge base only lists error codes upto 2999 (what, you don’t actually still use Norton Internet Security do you?!). Fortunately, Grintor (see forum link below) has the solution, and an explanation. Read more…

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