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[6 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]
TreeSize Free: Clear your hard drive of huge files/folders!

Don’t you hate it how Windows doesn’t show the size of folders unless you right-click and choose properties. Well, that can take a long time if your looking through your whole hard drive, trying to find out what is taking up all that space.
TreeSize Free is a free, small program that shows you the biggest folders on your hard drive and then gives you easy access to viewing or deleting them. If you are planning on using the application a lot, then I would run the installer but if not, …

[21 Sep 2008 | 8 Comments | ]

When starting up your computer (Windows XP) if you get a message like:
Cannot open volume for direct access.
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Windows has finished checking the disk.
when trying to run CHKDSK on the local drive, then follow the steps below.
Microsoft’s only solution is to install SP2 however, this will only fix the problem if there is another line “IFSUTIL: Can’t open drive. Status returned = c0000043.” is present. Most of the time, however, this line is not present and other steps are required.
Note: This …

[22 Jan 2008 | No Comment | ]

Did you plug in a USB device (storage) such as a flash drive, memory card, mp3 player, phone, etc and you don’t see its “drive” in My Computer?
This may be a problem with your drive mappings or a driver problem.
I will explain the drive mappings ( drive letter) and will explain how to see the driver error.
(Remember, clicking on an image, will open a new window/tab hopefully increasing the size and ability to understand it better!)
— Assigning A Drive Letter —
1) Plug In Your Device! and make sure, if its …