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Quick tip: physdiskwrite.exe example in Windows 7

This is a quick example of how to use the physdiskwrite.exe application to write a raw image file to compact flash.
Start by launching the command as Administrator (right click on Command application, select “run as adminstrator).
Then, assuming your physdiskwrite.exe file is in the main C:\ location, along with your image file…
C:\>physdiskwrite.exe embedded-1.3.img
physdiskwrite v0.5.2 by Manuel …


How to Sort Folders by Size in Windows

In Windows XP, Vista, and now Windows 7, the ability to sort folders by size has always been lacking.  Sorting files is readily available, but you’re searching the entire drive for the offender of high drive-utilization,  it sure helps to know in what folder to look.
Thankfully there are a couple software applications that can help.
The …


Unable to browse to Buffalo Linkstation in Windows 7

After installing Windows 7, you may have noticed that your existing linkstation is no longer browseable.  This is based on your user configuration of the Buffalo Linkstation.
To allow Windows 7 to freely access the Linkstation using explorer or mapping a drive, simply remove the user(s) setup under the Security settings.
NOTE:  This will prevent FTP users …


Quick Fix: Windows XP File Menu and Tool Bar missing

While using Windows XP odd things can happen.  One of those being the File and Toolbars missing.  Normally if the Tool Bar disappeared, simply going to View menu and selecting Standard Buttons in the Tool Bars drop down would work.  However, when the File Menu dissapears (File, Edit, View, etc…) a registry entry could be …