capt.skinny

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  1. I know this thread is nearly five years old, but I thought I would respond for the benefit those who might come across it looking for an answer to the question. If a setting is in HKEY_CURRENT_USER, then it must be set for each individual user profile you want it to apply to. In REGEDIT, you would select File > Load Hive (it's only enabled when either of hives HKLM or HKU is selected), browse to the path of the user's NTUSER.DAT in the root of their profile folder, and give the temporarily loaded hive a name. It will then show up as a new subkey under HKLM or HKU. Edit the setting as necessary, select the temporary subkey you created, and select File > Unload Hive. To edit the setting for all NEW users, simply load the NTUSER.DAT from the default user profile ("\Documents and Settings\Default User\NTUSER.DAT"). Just be sure you unload the hive after editing, or regedit will leave a lock on the file so it can't be opened, and the user whose hive you forgot to unload will get a brand new NTUSER.DAT and it will look like they are logging in for the first time. To do this from a script, use the REG command. See "REG LOAD /?" and "REG IMPORT /?" for details. Just make sure your .reg file uses the same temporary hive name(s) in its key paths as the name(s) you assign with with REG LOAD. c.s
  2. Will data remain intact for a member of a RAID 5 array? People are obviously recovering their data successfully, but I'm wondering if anyone has had success with a drive that was in a RAID 5 configuration, without having to rebuild the array. One of the four identical drives in my RAID 5 array died on me last month (BSY issue, but I didn't know it at the time). I continued to use the PC with the array in degraded mode, expecting to rebuild the array once my replacement drive arrived from Seagate. Unfortunately, another drive bricked itself (BSY) before I got the replacement drive. I breathed a sigh of relief when I came across this thread and Gradius' solution. But when I saw the commands regarding partition formatting (see below), I was a little less confident that I would get my data back. I understand file systems at a fairly low level, but I have no low-level knowledge of partitions or block-level striped data (as in RAID 5). I can imagine the possibility of a fundamental difference between a partition on a single drive, and the arrangement of striped data on a drive. Can anyone explain what a User Partition Format actually does? Will it will break my RAID array? Thank you much. You should get something like (in around 15~30 seconds): Max Wr Retries = 00, Max Rd Retries = 00, Max ECC T-Level = 14, Max Certify Rewrite Retries = 00C8 User Partition Format 10% complete, Zone 00, Pass 00, LBA 00004339, ErrCode 00000080, Elapsed Time 0 mins 05 secs User Partition Format Successful - Elapsed Time 0 mins 05 secs