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About martinlink

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    Windows 8 x64
  1. Icons disappear when dragging

    Basically it started randomly about 4-5 days ago. Dragging items anywhere (desktop, explorer ...) makes the icons disappear. It's almost as if "Adjust for best performance" was selected from performance options, but it's not! Everything is ticked in the options; I tried unticking and ticking again, but it didn't fix it. What might be causing this and how should I try fixing it? Thanks!
  2. Microsoft account sign-in assistant broken

    I removed all the programs before upgrading (only left the games). But I am happy to report that with the recent updates, the problem is gone. Microsoft was just a bit slow fixing it, though they were aware of the issues. Case closed!
  3. Microsoft account sign-in assistant broken

    Is it safe to say that Windows 8 is a broken product and I should get a refund for it? The problem still persists after trying literally everything possible to make the assistant work.
  4. Hey, I had a problem earlier with certain folders not opening. I've now found out that it's the microsoft account sign-in assistant service. When it is enabled, I can't access the folders (D:\ drive and Music folder on my desktop) and Windows store and games are unable to log in, they just remain at the loading screen forever. When I disable it, the folders work but the store and games apps say "Can't sign in, try again later". So I'm stuck here with no access to the store or any of my apps that require a log-in. Is there a way to fix the sign-in assistant without doing a refresh? I've done a refresh a few months ago and I'm not willing to go through it again (hundreds of programs and games installed already). Please advise!!!
  5. Seagate Barracuda ES.2 HP branding

    Hehe, thanks for holding my hand, daddy I downloaded the new version of 7z and now it shows the [bOOT] in the iso; the old one didn't... BUT! now, I opened the img, opened the zip and renamed the flash.bat to flash.txt, changed the model and saved, tried to close the zip but I get an error: "No such interface supported" and then "Cannot update file "ES2SN06C.ZIP"" I tried to unpack everything and build the img myself but neither magiciso, poweriso nor ultraiso managed to create the img correctly. Please advise.
  6. Seagate Barracuda ES.2 HP branding

    http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/207963en From here, either the SN06 or SN16 link lead to a firmware update ISO. I do not know of any other way to update the firmware; if there is one, tell me Anyway, both the iso's, when booted, do run a firmware flash utility, but when opened in windows, only show the 2 files i mentioned.
  7. Seagate Barracuda ES.2 HP branding

    Ehhhh, I tried opening the updater ISO with winrar, 7zip, daemon tools and everything, but the only things that show up are drivedetect.exe README.txt How do I make the updater files visible? I tried to set windows to "show hidden files" and "show operating system files"
  8. Seagate Barracuda ES.2 HP branding

    Well, I'm not going to give up this easily. After all, the drive worked like a charm after reviving it from the BSY state (we were able to save all the data etc:) So now I am willing to brick/break this HDD just to try to flash a new FW onto it I have managed to find a HP OEM firmware file (HPG8), but the documentation it comes with says that the drive has to be in a HP INTEGRITY server to be able to put it on the HDD. http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=US&swItem=co-72017-1&mode=4&idx=0&jumpid=reg_r1002_usen_c-001_title_r0001 I already tried Seagate's own stock firmware of SN06 (meant for ES.2 drive ST3250310NS, which mine is) but even though it found the harddrive during the check, it said it did not find a HDD that can be updated. As I am basically not risking anything with this, please advise me on what I could try despite the fact that the HDD belongs in a bin EDIT: I think the seagate updater does not want to update it just cause the "model" name of the drive is also changed by HP, so in stead of ST3250310NS it shows GB0250EAFJF. Is there any way to change this model in the HDD's info so it would "trick" the updater into recognising the drive? Thanks!
  9. Seagate Barracuda ES.2 HP branding

    Hello again after half a year of leaving this baby aside I started testing this harddrive recently to see if it can be used as normal after reviving it. It works with small files and stuff, everything can be copied normally to the HDD and played back from it. But when I try to put something larger on it, like 4gb files, it just hangs during the copying process for like 5 minutes and then the drive disappears from windows!? I've done tens of restarts, and the drive reappears after these and is always there both in the BIOS and in windows. But as soon as I transfer something big onto it, the same thing happens. Have tried formatting it many times (both quick and slow formats), connecting it to different ports on the motherboard and also tried it in my brother's PC (Gigabyte p35). The drive's capacity (250gb) is showing correctly and everything, it just keeps disappearing after I try to put big things on it. It doesn't even show up in Disk Management (Windows 7) nor device manager. What could I try to make it stay?
  10. Razer Abyssus scrolls 30 lines at once

    I think it is kept in the registry as I once dug into it and found the place where the setting was set to 30, and by manually changing it, got it to work normally until the next restart... I have a Diamondback 3G as well, and have had no problems for almost 4 years now.
  11. Razer Abyssus scrolls 30 lines at once

    My OS, as my profile states, is Windows 7 Ultimate (64bit). all the settings are stock, including the ones in the software provided by Razer. Only tried changing the "Roll the wheel one notch to scroll: the following number of lines at once: 30" to 3 and the settings stay like that until the next restart, when it reverts back to 30. Tried reinstalling the mouse into another USB slot, reinstalled all drivers to no avail.
  12. Seagate Barracuda ES.2 HP branding

    The package contained the standard HP usb disk formatting tool which ran just fine, and a special program which was meant to put the boot files onto the formatted drive. I got the latter to "finish" the process of making the usb stick bootable once after about 30 failed tries. But when I tried booting from it afterwards, there was just a white _ blinking on a black screen and nothing happened for 5 minutes... I guess the program isn't compatible with my computer setup. It is meant for servers as the document on HP's page said, after all. I'm using an Asus P5QL-Pro motherboard with the standard SATA controller if that matters. EDIT! Forgot to mention that the package you linked me in your first post contained a doc file telling me to download this: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=US&swItem=MTX-9dce57232dd147989f8d00c6df It contained a "HP USB Ky utility 1.1" which is the program that is used to make a bootable usb drive <- this is the program which crashes!
  13. Seagate Barracuda ES.2 HP branding

    Hey, Thanks for the suggestions. I tried the offline update tool and when I run the installer, it said: "The software is not supported for installation on this system. The OS is not supported. Press 'Close' to exit Setup." So I tried unpacking it manually and the USB installer started fine. When it got to the point where it installs the boot data on my USB pen drive, the program just freezes and does not finish the process The USB stick I'm using is a Kingston DataTraveller 4Gb formatted in FAT32 like the tool suggested. Any suggestions?
  14. So I got this mouse used from a forum, installed it and since then, every time I restart my PC, I have to set the mouse scroll to 3 lines manually. I've tried somekind of a fix in regedit which had the same effect as setting it from "mouse options" -> only worked until next restart... So, does anyone have any clue about why this is happening? Any fixes?
  15. Hey, finally managed to revive my brother's stubborn ES.2 [sT3250310NS] but now I have come to a new issue with the firmware upgrade: The drive is a HP server one, the model is GB0250EAFJF and firmware is HPG1. The firmware on server drives from HP cannot be upgraded without some smart array which I don't even know how to operate, let alone install one in my PC... (http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=329290&prodSeriesId=3690351&swItem=MTX-ff5b5a7e60aa4d63bf54338e90&prodNameId=3863122&swEnvOID=1005&swLang=8&taskId=135&mode=4&idx=1) So my question: seeing as the drive is physically still a Seagate ES.2 in its essence, would it be possible to install a Seagate branded firmware on it (which doesn't require some advanced server hardware)? If so, which one should I choose - the SN06 or the SN16? Also, could a firmware update render my data unusable by any chance? Thanks a ton in advance!