Category Archives: IT

16GB USB Drive – “disk is write protected” – Cannot Format or Wipe or Delete

The USB Pen Drive (16GB no-brand – cheap buy) got stuck on Read Only and I couldn’t format it. The error “Disk is write protected” kept appearing when trying to format the Usb drive in “Computer” on Windows 7. I tried pretty … Continue reading

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Error (0xc0000225) installing Windows 7 on VirtualBox

What I thought would be very quick and easy, to install Windows 7 on Virtual Box, led me having to do some googling after getting the error: Windows Boot Manager Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might … Continue reading

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Carving and Merging Multiple PDF Documents – Pdftk

I had a few hundred PDF documents and I wanted to take the first page of each PDF and put them into 1 single PDF document. Enter: Pdftk – The PDF Toolkit Downloading the Zip file, and in the bin folder … Continue reading

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Windows chkdsk Log

The Windows chkdsk log takes quite a long time to run. You’ll probably want to run it overnight. After the chkdsk runs, a summary screen appears for a while and then disappears as Windows boots up. To find out the … Continue reading

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Notes: windirstat & wireless repeater

To find the files and folders taking up the most space on your computer, google for the following and download. It does require a quick install, but when installed, works very well. windirstat ——————————– If you have an old Eircom … Continue reading

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