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    Well, if the fact that there is little space left...

    Well, if the fact that there is little space left is the key factor, it is odd that I don't have the same issue with the identical drive I mentioned, which has the same amount of free space (more or...
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    USB Drive read/write 100%... very slow write

    I have a 6TB (mains-powered) external Seagate USB3 drive (used only for data backup) which might be failing? Or could there be another reason for the problem? Another, identical Seagate drive seems...
  3. Thread: HDD free space error? by martinlest
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
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    Maybe you meant there is only 1 Partition and no...

    Maybe you meant there is only 1 Partition and no extra partitions?

    Yes, that is what I meant.

    I can save a lot of space (depending of course on what is being backed up) by having compressed...
  4. Thread: HDD free space error? by martinlest
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
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    Thank you for the posts - I had forgotten the...

    Thank you for the posts - I had forgotten the disc was compressed, but then most of my external HDD drives are set to compress all data copied to them. I don't usually see this - if Windows tells me...
  5. Thread: HDD free space error? by martinlest
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
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    HDD free space error?

    Hi. I have a 1TB external drive (USB) which Windows reports to have 145 GBs of available free space. Yet when I copy folders which amount to 80GBs to the drive, I get a report before completion that...
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    Am able to access/share some drives between PCs, but not others??

    I am trying to access drives (D:\, E:\ etc) on my Win10 Pro (home use) PC from a PC running Win7.

    Oddly (seems to me anyway) if I select the Win10 desktop from the Win7 PC network page, I can...
  7. Thread: Change 'Device not recognised' timeout? by martinlest
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
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    Hi. Thanks, but no, that's not what I was asking...

    Hi. Thanks, but no, that's not what I was asking I'm afraid.

    I honestly can't see how to make my question any clearer, so I guess I'll just have to draw a line under this for now. :-)
  8. Thread: Change 'Device not recognised' timeout? by martinlest
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
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    ?? I think we are at crossed purposes. My...

    ??

    I think we are at crossed purposes. My query isn't about transferring or managing files (I have used TeraCopy for many years). It's simply about tweaking how long Windows waits before telling...
  9. Thread: Change 'Device not recognised' timeout? by martinlest
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
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    Hi. I don't want to change file managers, was...

    Hi. I don't want to change file managers, was just wondering if I can change the default timeout in the registry. I know I once did a similar thing to change the timeout for a programme 'not...
  10. Thread: Change 'Device not recognised' timeout? by martinlest
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
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    Change 'Device not recognised' timeout?

    I have several external USB3 drives, mains AC powered, which I use regularly; there are not enough USB ports on my PC to plug them all in directly, (and the access to the USB ports is impossible...
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    Right, I think we were at crossed purposes! Have...

    Right, I think we were at crossed purposes! Have done all that and I'll check and see what information it now logs (i.e. filters).

    Thank you very much for the help. (I'll post back here if it...
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    Denis... thanks but I am none the wiser. You're...

    Denis... thanks but I am none the wiser. You're right - I do need to make this permanent - as you said, the new custom view is filling up with DCOM events (so I have deleted it and will make a new...
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    That seemed to work fine, thank you. I got...

    That seemed to work fine, thank you. I got similar dialogues to when I created a custom filter earlier, but when I did that I got an error message at the end and EV crashed... I can't recall exactly...
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    Thanks, I'll look at those options and post back....

    Thanks, I'll look at those options and post back.

    I am OK with the events remaining unfixed, especially as it sounds risky to try to eliminate them: as I say, their only inconvenience to me is...
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    Event Viewer: Filter Administrative Events?

    The Administrative Events window quickly fills up with DistributedCOM warnings and errors. I tried to fix this, but in the end, couldn't get past the final step:

    Fixing DistributedCOM error 10016...
  16. Thread: Fixing DistributedCOM error 10016 by martinlest
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 7 Views 1,469

    I can certainly leave them - they just occur so...

    I can certainly leave them - they just occur so often though, every 15 minutes... Seems that if the 'add' button were working (love to know why it isn't) I'd be only one step away from fixing the...
  17. Thread: Fixing DistributedCOM error 10016 by martinlest
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 7 Views 1,469

    Yes.. "Running Component Services as...

    Yes.. "Running Component Services as administrator didn't help."
  18. Thread: Fixing DistributedCOM error 10016 by martinlest
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 7 Views 1,469

    Well, perhaps, but even so: anyone know why the...

    Well, perhaps, but even so: anyone know why the 'add' option is unavailable? It's not really a waste of time, it's always interesting to investigate this stuff. I set a restore point before I do...
  19. Thread: Fixing DistributedCOM error 10016 by martinlest
    Forum: General Support
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    Fixing DistributedCOM error 10016

    I have SO many of these errors in my Event Viewer and thought I would try to fix the problem. I found a number of sites explaining what needs to be done and have followed this one:

    Fix Error 10016...
  20. Thread: Explorer.exe regularly crashing by martinlest
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 7 Views 1,586

    A crash may not necessarily be associated with a...

    A crash may not necessarily be associated with a process being launched.

    No, but it may. As you say though, it's probably a complex process that would require levels of patience I don't possess....
  21. Thread: Explorer.exe regularly crashing by martinlest
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 7 Views 1,586

    ... if I know the exact time of the crash (from...

    ... if I know the exact time of the crash (from Event Viewer) is there not a log somewhere that would tell me which processes activated at that same time? That would implicate them in the problem, I...
  22. Thread: Explorer.exe regularly crashing by martinlest
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 7 Views 1,586

    Thank you for the links.

    Thank you for the links.
  23. Thread: Explorer.exe regularly crashing by martinlest
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 7 Views 1,586

    Thank you. AppCrashView does not list the...

    Thank you.

    AppCrashView does not list the crash at all. Does that imply that it is not caused by a third-party application?

    Yes, could well be a shell extension. Many years since I used...
  24. Thread: Explorer.exe regularly crashing by martinlest
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 7 Views 1,586

    Explorer.exe regularly crashing

    This has been happening for months now, sometimes a couple of days apart, sometimes two or three times in a single day.

    Suddenly all my explorer windows will close (and an error report appears in...
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    Thank you. In fact, although I use batch files...

    Thank you. In fact, although I use batch files several times a day, I do not use any drive letters purely for the scripts.
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