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Q: Help with writing files to DVD/CD because of problem.

I believe I have a virus on my PC. There were 100's up popups all over my screen. The day prior I had removed Norton Internet Security, installed Zone Alarm.. and had intended to return the following day and install Avast. but.. unfortunately I didn't get to before this happened.

I'm able to boot up in safe mode and tried a system restore to the prior day (to the problem) but upon rebooting my screen went black after the windows loading screen. Now, I guess system restore doesn't solve problems like this, but in the past it'd fixed anything I'd done before.

Rebooted again into safe mode and all my files are there. Is there a way to copy files in safe mode to dvd or cd? or fix the problem?

If I have to reinstall the OS, I must retrieve some pictures that hadn't been backed up.

Any advice or assistance would be appreciated.

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A: Help with writing files to DVD/CD because of problem.

follow the 5 steps here
http://www.techsupportforum.com/showthread.php?t=15968
it may enable you to avoid the reinstall

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Hello! I have bought my new dvd writer drive, but I have problem with writing dvd's on it, it can't open blank dvd's and write to them media, but it can only open already disks, thta have some files on them. I am a lil bit confused, plus I got another simple cd rom writer, connected to same ide cable, maybe i should disable it and leave only this new dvd rom driver, I have read help on my Windows xp Proffessional home center, and there was said, thta i must disable recording on dvd-ram drive, i did it, but now, when i try to open blank dvd disk, it says inccorrect operation, can any1 give me advice? My dvd wrier drive is Optiarc 7170A and i got those latest drives, plz give me some advise, I am totally confused Thx
 

A:Solved: Problem writing dvd disks on new dvd writing drive

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Hey, any help with this would be so appreciated.

My sister wrote an 8 page paper for one of her college finals. When she tried to save it to a cd, her file got completely erased or something. I was wondering...is there some sort of file that these files get written to before they get written to the cd? In other words, might her paper still be hidden in some file somewhere? Please help!

Thanks.

A:Writing files to a cd

the file should still be in the same location on the computer
you burn a data disk

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Hello, I am trying to find a way to save documents on a CD-RW. These files are medical records under the patient's name. When they are seen again, I so far see no way to copy/save the file without having to overwrite the first file unless I change the file name somehow, but I need to keep all these records. Is there a way to set it up to save all files, or is there some other mode out there that would serve my purpose? Also, I have resource files, as in doctor's names, addresses, etc, that are constantly being updated. How do I just save the updated file and not keep the old one?

As well, there seem to be a lot of programs out there to burn music files etc, but I am interested to know if there is one for data files.

Thanks for any help.
 

A:Help with writing files to CD-RW

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In the project I'm working on I want to write a playlist that can be read my mp3 players. I tried using the write command, but in the finished file everything that was written is in quotes. This messes up the players and the can't read the file.

Is there a way I can write to a file without quotes?
 

A:Writing to files

Use Print # instead of Write #.
 

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I am trying out a few things with a .bat file, and I seem to be running into some issues. The . bat file that I am creating is going to be made to execute 2 files. That part I have down. The issue that I am having is that one of the programs that the .bat file executes defaults to the notification tray area upon opening, and I would like to make it open to the desktop only when running my .bat file. Is there a command to automatically open a program to the desktop? I tried WinSet, Top, but had no luck. I may also want to add in a progress bar eventually to see what % the program has run, so any tips on that would be appreciated as well.

A:New to writing .bat files

I am no good with this stuff, tried this switch? -window

Found it here Running a Program in Windowed Mode (Windows 7) | Matt Groeber's Blog

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Hi everybody :)
I think this post fits in here,if not, please do move it to a more appropriate section. I have downloaded two iso files- grub rescue cd image and gparted cd image. When I try to write them onto a cd only one is selectable, I can't choose both. Is this how it should be? Or is there a way to write both images onto a cd in such a way that they both run from the cd? The grub rescue cd image and the gparted cd image both into one bootable cd I mean.*Sorry about my bad english, I hope I expressed myself clearly*. Or should I just use two cd's to burn them once each?

A:Writing 2 image files onto one cd

I don't think you can 'merge' two iso's - how about just 1 Knoppix cd?

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ALl of the sudden the past couple days my LeechGet Personal Ediition is over-writing my files when I download something with the same name. It used to ask if I wanted to overwrite, but now it does it without asking. For example, if I have a picture named 05. in my documents and the picture I am downloading has the same name it overwrites the one already in my documents.

Is there a way to fix this?
 

A:LeechGet is writing over my files!! Help!

I am not sure about the ins and outs of leechget,but of course you cannot have two files of the same name ....you have to alter one,albeit very slightly .....
 

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Desperately need help with writing batch files....

A:Writing Batch Files.

Beginners Guides: Understanding and Creating Batch Files

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Hi.

I have an .xml that is associated with an app. Everytime I shut down the app. that .xml file is written to, which I am trying to avoid, because it is changing some values I want to keep. I have made the file "read only", but that doesn't help; the app automatically switches off the "read only" status.

Any way of doing this?

Thanks in advance.

A:How to stop an app from writing to one of it's files

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jasong1968


Hi.

I have an .xml that is associated with an app. Everytime I shut down the app. that .xml file is written to, which I am trying to avoid, because it is changing some values I want to keep. I have made the file "read only", but that doesn't help; the app automatically switches off the "read only" status.

Any way of doing this?

Thanks in advance.


Jasong, something tells me that if the program internally has to write something to a file, then unless you can get into the program options or the source code. your going to be out of luck. Unless there is some kind of configuration file that can be setup or the program can be executed with some command line parms.

The App is probably keeping track of usage or execution times.

What app is doing this?

Rich

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I'm trying to write files to a CD RW but the comp is not allowing it for some reason. I've deleted all the files on the disc. Not sure what else to do...
 

A:Writing files to CD RW error

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Good People,

I seem to be having an issue in Vista that I can't find anywhere (I searched and couldn't find it, please link it if I missed it). Files don't seem to be writing properly to my HDD when I download them. For example, I bought MS Money and downloaded it from their website. When I tried to open it I was told the CAB file was corrupt. I tried re-downloading several times and received the same error. So I went to my laptop (which runs XP) and downloaded the exact same file, transferred it to a flash drive and copied it to my Vista machine. I was able to install it no problem. So I've been doing this for a lot of other applications that seem to get "corrupted" when downloading to my HDD.

Additionally when I tried using a newsreader any binaries I tried downloading were corrupted as well. I would say it was my machine but this is the second one I'm having the exact same issue with. I'm about to give away my laptop and would rather not have to borrow it back every time I wanted to download a new program. Any suggestions out there? My computer specs if they'll help:

HP Pavilion a6152n
Windows Vista Home Premium
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU @ 2.40GHz
3 GB RAM
400 GB HDD
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS (320 MB)

TIA
 

A:Files not writing properly to HDD

There is more than one reason that could make this possible.

- Try to cleanup your browser and delete your temporary files.

- Try to download file manager software go to --> freewarefiles.com and look for download manager which can make your download much faster and more efficient.

- Try to disable your Antivirus and download the file again.
 

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I have a Compac Presario tower=OEM with windows XP.. We can copy files to a floppy easy & quick.. When we try to copy files/data to a CD, I have been using the Sonic Program. I would like to be able to copy a file and add more files with a couple of quick clicks. Steps we take now.
My Documents=Click file. Click copy to CD. Click the drive. Click Copy. My Computer next. Right click on the drive. Click- Write these files to CD.
Wizard comes up. Click next. Takes 25 sec. 1 file.
Isn't there an easier way?
 

A:Writing files/data to a CD

You can install a UDF writer program (packet writer) like InCD (Sonic's product is called DLA) and use drag-and-drop with CD-RW discs. There are also UDF programs that let you use normal CD-Rs, but they are rather flaky in my experience.

You can't have simple drag and drop with normal ISO CDs, because the ISO 9660 filesystem is not really suitable for storing data Writing a new session for every dropped file would eat up your disk space very fast.
 

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I am currently trying to burn an ISO DVD file to ablank Memorex CD-R, 52X, 700 MB, 80 Min disc. However, every time I tyr to do this, in the finalizing process the disc automatically ejects itself, and the files never make it to the disc. Is there any way to fix this problem?

A:Difficulty with writing files to CD. Please help!

How (i.e., with what program or utility) are you trying to burn the ISO file to the CD?

Can you open your .iso file with IsoBuster?

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After I have copied files to write to CD I get the message you have files waiting to be copied to CD. I open and then click write files to CD but nothing happens apart from a bleep. If i then press to remove the CD and then reclose the CD it copies OK

Regards

Pete
 

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Hi ppl,
As in tittle,
I have small memory dump filea enabled in startup/Recovery

I have checked the regisrty and writing files is enabled and being sent to C:/Windows/Minidump

Page file ia enabled

But windows still will not
Write minidump files

Anything else i can check/alter to cure this.

A:Win 7 not writing Minidump files

Hello soundesciple,

You might see if this may be able to help any.

Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD

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Hi,

I have been asked to design help files for someone for their program that they are developing. I have been using HTML Help Workshop, but it seems to be badly designed/too complicated to use. What program should I use to create these help files? It should be a free program.

Thanks!

A:Best Program for Writing Help Files?

You can try here:
Free Help Authoring and Documentation Writing Tools (thefreecountry.com)

and sourceforge.net

but most of the good ones either leave a trade mark on each page or are only free for personal use.

edit: you might also find some useful code here:
http://www.codeproject.com/KB/winhelp/#HTML+Help

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Starting last Friday, when Outlook is open and running there are hundreds (gigabytes worth) of temp files being written to my hard drive. I eventually get a message saying my hard drive is running low on space. My disk cleanup programs will remove them, but it starts again when I open Outlook to check email.

I currently have Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 with all updates. I have also scanned with Malwarebytes Anti-malware, SuperAntiSpyware, etc. with no luck in discovering the culprit.

I am attaching the HijackThis log in hopes that someone can figure this out. I ran it with Outlook running hoping that it might give some clues.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:23:55 AM, on 5/3/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\APC\APC PowerChute Personal Edition\mainserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\HP Web Jetadmin\hpwebjetd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\System32\AppServices.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\MozyHome\mozybackup.exe
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Here's a program I've written to find prime numbers till a given range and prints them all out to a text file.
Code:

import java.math.BigInteger;
import java.io.*;
import java.util.Scanner;

public class PrimeLister
{
private static BigInteger two=new BigInteger("2");
private static BigInteger three=new BigInteger("3");

public static boolean isPrime(BigInteger n)
{
if(n.compareTo(BigInteger.ONE)==0 || n.compareTo(two)==0)
{
return true;
}
BigInteger half=n.divide(two);

for(BigInteger i=three; i.compareTo(half)<=0;i=i.add(two))
{

if(n.mod(i).equals(BigInteger.ZERO))
{
return false;
}

}
return true;

}


public static void write (BigInteger a) throws FileNotFoundException
{
String filename = "output.txt";
PrintWriter pw = new PrintWriter (filename);
byte b = 1;
OutputStream.write (b);
OutputStream.close();

}

public static void main (String args[]) throws IOException
{
PrimeLister pl = new PrimeLister();

BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader (new InputStreamReader (System.in));
String prompt = ">";

BigInteger num = BigInteger.valueOf (2);

System.out.println ("Enter Max Limit");
System.out.print (prompt);
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My computer runs perfectly while I am gaming, browsing the Web, talking with friends. The only issue is when I'm writing or accessing files, i.e. saving or opening a picture, printing pages to PDF, opening documents. When I do this, the computer laaaaags, I'm talking hiccups and freezing for 5 mins straight or until I restart. Is my harddrive going out? Or is this another Windows 10 fail? Only reason I ask is I can't afford the SSD upgrade right now.

Asus laptop
Windows 10 64-bit
i7-4710HQ CPU 2.50 GHZ
8G Ram
HDD
 

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I have a problem when saving files in Windows 7. say I have a png with the name "alduin & khajiit 1.png" and I highlight it to grab the file name but I change the "1" to a "2" for a file name "alduin & Khajiit 2.png" in the file name field, Windows 7 still asks if I want to overwrite it despite the different file name. if I say yes it overwrites the file despite the different file name but still has "alduin & Khajiit 2.png" as a file name and "alduin & khajiit 1.png" is gone (overwritten). how do I fix this?

A:Windows 7 is over-writing files that have a different file name

Explorer has many quirks that will never be fixed. I would take a look at FreeCommander 2009.02b. The renamer is most excellent.

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Can anyone recommend what is the best software specifically for writing dowloaded videos to DVDR cds so that you can watch them on a normal DVD Player. Free software would be preferable.
I have just been trying to use Convertxtodvd and it is hopeless. Most of the time it doesn't work properly.

A:Best Software for Writing AVI files to DVDRs

Try DVD Flick

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Hello, first i'm sorry because my english is ad. i had tried to install a software (Quicktime) but while it installing, Windows running so slow, aslo the Quicktime installer too.
Then i have a error message of Quicktime installer : Error writing to file : C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\Webkit.resources\inspector\UglifyJS\parse-js.js . Verify that you have access to that directory.

i tried to uncheck read-only attribute on this folder with Attribute Manager but it's not working. when I right-click on the file parse-js.js , the internet security told me that i can't open that file. When i'm access UglifyJS folder, the folder is running too slow, Not responding.
i'm just have only one account & it's Admin.
What should i do?
Thanks !

A:Cant install because Error writing files?

Hello Syter, and welcome to Seven Forums.

See if right clicking on the Quicktime installer, and clicking on Run as administrator may help to install with the needed access rights.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi All,

I have a really challenging problem here and I'm so frustrated with it that I'd love some help!

Problem:
Running windows 7 and the computer keeps hanging, but I don't mean freezing. The window that I'm on will fade and the blue circle will come up as if explorer is having problems accessing something, then it will become unstuck and be fine again for a minute or two. This is much worse if in a game or another program.

In eventvwr I can see it's giving lots of errors saying writing to files is taking abnormally long. Note that it's managing to do it but taking ages, hence then hanging rather than the freezing or crashing.

Fixes tried:
I thought of course that it was a hard drive problem so I've tried different sata cables and even a freshly formatted different hdd but I'm still getting the same problem.

Should I be thinking about a new motherboard? This was a mobo/ram/cpu bundle from overclockers just back in March so I'm hoping it's not a hardware problem at all but it's looking more likely.

I've also ran Samsung's hdd utility which found nothing on the first pass but then said there was a problem on the second, but that was only because the computer hung again during the test, not because there's errors on the drive.

I did have this problem a wee while back but not as bad. I re-seated the sata cable and it died down after that but this time it's worse and it's not going away!

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated as I'm at my wit's end with this!!

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A:windows having problems writing to files

What Model Asus motherboard are you using?

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Hello. I was writing a load of pictures and videos to a new and unused DVD+RW using the live filesystem in windows explorer. Near the start of writing, a message comes up saying that the disk is read only. After cancelling, there are some files on the disk and I have tried erasing it and starting again.

 

A:DVD+RW becomes read only halfway through writing files to it

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Hi guys, I'm having a two fold issue that seems to stem from the issue in windows 7 where it wont allow you to over-write a file after opening it up for editing. Hopefully this topic has been discussed to death here and my google searches were oblivious to the answer, but im not able to find it. We've been turning off the preview pane by "changing views" in the windows explorer (which i might add, windows seven likes to "Forget" and return it to ITS' desired settings) but now im also having problems saving simple meta-data into files such as keywords and tags in adobe bridge and i believe its related to this very same issue. It's as tho a "preview" is being generated somewhere, (else?) and now that we've turned the preview pane off, i cannot tell where its coming from. Does anyone know if this is related to "windows aero peek?" or any of those "advanced" settings in visual performance tab of the "My computer" properties?

any help is as always, greatly appreciated,
best,
-drwmbt

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Greetings
the following simple one line batch file used to run in Windows XP

fsort.bat
sort %1 /o %~ns.%~x

fsort list.txt would sort the text file list.txt and put the result in lists.txt
now it doesn't run.
it seems that windows 7 doesn't handle parameters like %~n and %~x
What do I do instead?
Where can I find the do's and do not's of batch file in windows 7?
(in xp I used the help. now when I search for batch I get nonsense)
please help

A:writing batch files in windows 7

To start with I will supply an MS link to commands.

Bcdboot

I don't think that is exactly what you are looking for but it will be useful. I will keep looking.

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Hi,

Hope someone can help me with the following case(s):
Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit OEM
Hardware:Athlon II X3 445
Asrock 880GMH
GEIL 4GB
Samsung 1,5TB HD153WI (SATA, AHCI)
Trust bluetooth USB dongle
Netgear WNDA3100 wireless-N USB dongle
HP officejet 5510 on USB

After installing OS on the new Samsung HDD I was copying my documents/media to another partition on the same new HDD. At very erratic moments, suddenly I would get a bsod. After restarting I could just continue copying, but then it would happen again; sometimes very soon, sometimes after 100's of GBs.
Later, during a download via FTP, I encountered again 2 times a bsod.
I have not been able to figure out what's going on. Can anyone help me as my debugging skills are very limited?

Regards, Sander

A:Bsod during writing big files to SATA HDD

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Code:
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\richc46\AppData\Local\Temp\Temp1_BSOD[1].zip\Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2\102410-28204-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available
Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7600.16617.x86fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0x82a06000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x82b4e810
Debug session time: Sun Oct 24 15:39:31.112 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 6:11:48.735
Loading Kernel Symbols
...............................................................
................................................................
................................
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
.......
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************
Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.
BugCheck A, {28, 2, 1, 82a3e0e9}
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Hey all,

Im currently working on a macro of rather large size and im a little stuck at the moment.
The endgoal of the macro is to have a clean file out of all the mess and that can be mailed to other pple of my staff. Now here it comes:
In my example there are 3 tabs: Raw file, Database and Endfile. The point of the whole macro is to look up some things between Raw file and Database and then to write it to the Endfile. The Raw file and the Database are allready macromade and all three sheets have a layout that cant be changed.
--> First thing is that i need to check if the Rapprt N in column L of the Raw file is somewhere in the Database file at column M (CINCUS).
--> IF the number is there I need to check the type wich can be found at column S (CINSTA)
--> IF THEN that type is 7 then it has to be written away to Endfile, what has to be written away is colored blue in my example.
--> IF THEN that type is 8 it has to be written away to the sheet "Type 8" for further investigation, the data is the same (blue colored)
--> IF the number is not found it has to be written away to the sheet "Not Found" with also the same data.

I think thats it, its much i know. But im stuck in finding all the formulas and stuff. So some help is greatly appreciated. Thx in advance.
 

A:Macro excel matching and writing files.

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something is wrong with my drive lately. it all started one day when i got this message while booting my pc. "drive 1 on primary eide controller is operating outside of normal specifications". now i dont see this message anymore but when i write new files to that drive, they become corrupt.

i am using windows xp pro sp1 and its a wd 180 gig hdd.
 

A:hard drive having problems writing files

Check in your BIOS for the settings of that drive. It should have LBA enabled.
Also, your BIOS might not be able to handle such a big drive (might go over the 1024 sector boundary), look for a BIOS-update from the motherboards manufacturer that may deal with this problem.
 

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Hello,

so I have issues about hidden files (I always want to see them), and I'm particularly annoyed by this desktop.ini file. As if it wasn't enough that there is one in almost every folder, in Windows 7 there are TWO of them on my desktop!

Also, Windows 7 is always trying to burn/write that file on every removable media I have, including USB memory sticks, external hard drives, CD's, DVD's (and the fact that they aren't rewritable and have been burned and closed by the factory doesn't seem to stop it from getting that file ready to be written to disc), etc. Am I the only one thinking this is insane?

My question is simple - how do I stop Windows 7 from ever creating another one of these files again (that is, until next reinstall or some such thing, I'm just trying to be dramatic)?

Yes, I know I will lose some customization functions, but the fact is - I don't need them (which is why I want to see hidden files - to delete them if I don't need them). I know what's in what folder, thank you very much. And yes, I know I can go to Control Panel and set it to not show hidden files, but that's exactly what I don't want.

So, just show me which option to un-check and I'll be happy and I'll buy you some e-beer.

Thanks,
Nikola

A:How to stop Windows 7 from writing desktop.ini files everywhere?

I've seen before that if you have thumbnail view set for your folders, each folder will have a desktop.ini file. Is this the view you have?

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So suppose I have a computer-illiterate relative who needs data loaded to an SD card on the home computer, but the computer literate spouse helping her is on a work computer. I know remote desktop solutions allow reading files remotely and saving them locally, but is it possible to share data and WRITE to a removable drive remotely?
 

A:Writing to removable media files remotely

Are you asking if you can transfer files from a local machine to a remote one using some kind of remote desktop connection? The answer to that is yes.
 

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Hi all,

I am trying to achieve the following functionality using VBA code:

Create a text file
Store a string in that text file, the string itself being contained in a String variable.
(Then I actually run a batch file using the Shell command which will call that particular string from the text file just created and execute certain functionality)
Delete the created text file

(This whole creation and deletion of text file is actually taking place within a Do Until loop. This is being done as I cannot figure out any direct way to pass parameters to a batch file at the same time that I am executing it, using the Shell command. Thus the text file acts as a workaround to that problem.)

Can anyone please also shed some light on how to read a string stored in a text file from a batch file. I am just hoping that this step itself is not too complicated.

Chow
Goels
 

A:Creating, Writing to and Deleting Text Files

You can pass a string argument to a batch file using:

shell "path to batch.bat " & chr(34) & strArgument & chr(34)

Where the string is stored in a string variable.

To read and write to a text file use:
Code:

Dim fNum as long
fNum=FreeFile
Open "filepath.txt" for Output as fNum
Write fNum, strString
Close fNum

To delete use:
Code:

Kill "path to file.txt"
 

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I am running SBS R2 and it seems that somehow the server files are writing to my hard drive for offline storage. I ran out of room on my computer hard drive and of course I did all the usual stuff and then figured out I had all these offline files on my computer for 23 GB worth of stuff. How do I get this to stop and not write files to my hard drive?
 

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I've been having a lot of trouble lately with a SCSI hard drive. I hope someone out there can help. Occasionally (this seemed to happen when the drive was getting full, but I'm not sure that had anything to do with it) when I would try reading from the drive, the activity light would stay on for a while and I would get the error that I referred to in the subject line.

After this would happen, I would run scandisk. Most of the time, it stated that both copies of FAT did not match, but it seemed to fix it without much trouble.

The hard drive is a Quantum 4.3GB partitioned into two FAT32 2GB sections (F: & H . The SCSI card is an AdvanSys Ultra Wide adapter. I have an external scanner and an internal CD-R drive that are SCSI as well. As far as I know the termination is correct.

To try and fix the problem, I backed up my data and repartitioned and formated the drive. I thought that had worked, but I'm still getting the same errors.

Is my hard drive dead? Should I try a low-level format? Buy a new SCSI card? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Error Writing To Drive H: Files or Data may be lost

How old is it? Most Quantum SCSI drives have 5 year warranties on them. It does sound like it is going bad to me... I would suggest backing everything up and getting it replaced.

You can check warranty status here:
http://www.quantum.com/support/warranty/wow.htm
 

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Hi,

I need write/full access to some files that are located in the Program Files folder on a Windows 7 64 bit machine but keep getting access denied messages. Can anyone please tell me how to temporarily allow write/full access to this folder?

I am the PC owner with admin priveliges but just cannot seem to get round the permissions to enable write/full access.


Rgds

A:Writing To Program Files Folder - How (Access Denied) ?

Run the application that's trying to write to Program Files as an Administrator.
(Right click -> Run as Administrator)

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I got the Buffalo LinkStation(network storage) yesterday.I immediately connected it to my router,and set it up.All worked fine until I tried to move my movie collection(average file size 700 MB).It first said it will take 5 minutes,but after 1 minute it froze,saying it couldnt connect to the LinkStation.My Laptop(Vista Home Premium 32bit,Asus X72V) then disconnected from the router(also no internet).after reconnecting i tried a music file,which was transferred in a matter of seconds.
My other Laptop doesnt disconnect,although writing to Linkstation is awfully slow...

What can i do?
(In the moment i directly connect over ethernet-less than a hour for 50 GB-i have a modern laptop,300 mb wlan)

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I was just clearing some stuff off my comp yesterday to make some space, and I found a "Downloads" folder in my "Favourites" folder. I thought it was just a shortcut, so I deleted it and then found it deleted everything in my actual downloads folder and I'd already emptied the recycle bin.

I did a System Restore and it got my downloads folder back and everything in it, but I think it's messed up some installer stuff. I downloaded the latest Second Life update and tried to install it and I get the error "NSIS Error writing temporary file. Make sure your temporary file is valid".

I only get the error with this version of Second Life though. I can install the previous version. Other errors include some "Windows Installer" errors saying "The Windows Installer service cannot be accessed", or some programs like Google Earth do nothing when I try to install them.

Some programs install, others give me these errors.

Tried searching and downloading and reinstalling Windows Installer 4.5 and did the misexec.exe /unregister thing in cmd that's on the Microsoft website, but still nothing.

A:NSIS Error Writing Temporary File and other files not installing

Check you have folders C:\Windows\Temp and C:\Users\<your account>\AppData\Local\Temp.Check also you have correct declared variables in Environment Variables (Control Panel>>System>>Advanced System Settings)

(I have different settings than original becaused I moved C:\Windows\Temp a while ago)

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Hi

I have got a Benq Cd writer(20*10*40). My problem is I am unable to write data Cd's (data from harddisk) of more than 650MB capacity even though the Cd's I use are of 700MB. If I do write the Cd gets damaged. For CD to CD writing I am able to write.

I use Nero 5.5.3 original version ( I have even checked its settings but there was no use) & windows Xp writing software. This problem also had started recently and also only for data CD's and not for audio CD's.

I have got a Pentim 4 system with Windows Xp. 40 GB hard disk and 256MB RAM.
 

A:Cd writing problem

You may need a firmware upgrade for your CD drive, and I'd cruise over to Nero's website and download the update to the current version of Nero, it should be free.
 

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Hey techguys,

I'm trying to help my sister with a problem she's having with writing CDs. I drag the files to the CD drive and they appear in that drive's folder fine, but when I try to press the 'Write these files to CD' button I just get a bleeping sound.

I've used this process on my laptop multiple times and have had no problems with it.

Her laptop is an HP Pavillion dv8372ea

Cheers
 

A:CD Writing Problem

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Hello. Yesterday i decided to back up my games. I started to write my on dvds but i couldnt write the 2. dvd! Now i cant write any dvds (i m using ms's own software to write)!
Pls help me! There is a problem sth like this: 0x8007045d.
Thanks. My system is writin on my profile.
 

A:Dvd Writing Problem??

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Just recently, when i try to copy a cd i get static, it is not on the original.....i have slowed the write speed down and no other programs are running, i am using clonecd which until now has been superb
Please help!!

Steve
 

A:CD writing problem....PLZ help

Have you tried re-installing software?
Or trying another burner software altogether to see if its the software or the drive itself?
 

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I'm looking for help with a problem getting my DVD writer to recognise blank DVDs.

I can read and write CDs no problem and the drive will read already written DVDs(films,software etc). However when I insert a blank DVD the drive just keeps trying to access(green light on drive keeps flashing and drive is spinning) the DVD.

I am using DVD+R discs and have never had a problem in the past.

The drive is an Emprex 16X dual layer reader/writer. I have run the driver update and apparently the drivers are the most recent.

It may something simple or the drive might be just broken, but any help, advice or info would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:DVD writing problem

Replace the drive, they do go bad just like this...
 

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i have a p-III machine....till some days back the system was working fine....but now when i am trying to write a cd its showing methat the cd was successfully created but when i check the cd its still blank....
the writer is samsung 48x16x48
 

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I have a problem with an LG SuperMulti 22x drive. All the dvds i try to write with Windows 7 built in software fails when there is roughly 30s left of the burn.

I tries Nero as well but the writes also fail. It is a brand new drive, is there any way to test it? I installed Windows and device drivers using it and it seemed to work fine.

Any ideas?

A:DVD Writing problem

Hi - have you AHCI enabled in the bios? If so it could be the driver Microsoft installs automatically during install - to fix this go to the below site and download and install the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver if you haven't already installed it.
I think its updated with the chipset drivers now, so you could update them firstly, and see if that fixes the problem if not install the rapid storage driver - available on the same support page below.

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P8P67 PRO

You could try this microsoft fix if you have the rapid storage driver already installed assuming its suitable :

Your CD or DVD drive can't read or write media

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My supervisor has a laptop with a removable cd-rom, Compaq cd-rom CRN-8245B. He has used it to burn CD's in the past, and it has stopped writing discs. A blank disc says, "Cannot copy files: Files on this CD-Rom are read-only. You cannot copy or move files to this CD-Rom drive." when try to copy files to it. Has it quit working, it still reads discs, any suggestions? Thanks.
 

A:Cd writing problem

The CRN-8245B is only a CD-ROM drive not a CD-R/RW drive. Is that the correct model number or do you have another drive?
 

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