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by internetsandman
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows Explorer taking a long time to launch
Replies: 11
Views: 1430

Re: Windows Explorer taking a long time to launch

I've found two potential problems In the bootlog, a consistent anomaly seems to be "BOOTLOG_NOT_LOADED \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\dxgkrnl.sys", occuring about four or five times, and then the final error is "BOOTLOG_NOT_LOADED \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\WdFilter.sys" I also s...
by internetsandman
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows Explorer taking a long time to launch
Replies: 11
Views: 1430

Re: Windows Explorer taking a long time to launch

just brew it! wrote:
Did you install anything between the time it worked fine and now?


Not as far as I'm aware. I went to run a game stream on friday, everything seemed fine except for random wifi disconnects, that was all I really did on friday and then today this started.
by internetsandman
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows Explorer taking a long time to launch
Replies: 11
Views: 1430

Windows Explorer taking a long time to launch

I recieved a new Alienware 15 R4 laptop on Thursday, went through all my setup and system migration, and everything seemed fine by Thursday night. Today, from this morning, whenever I start up my computer, it takes longer than normal to log in, and when I do, I'm greeted with a blank screen from whi...
by internetsandman
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Looking for thunderbolt 3 PCIe chassis
Replies: 18
Views: 949

Re: Looking for thunderbolt 3 PCIe chassis

The Sonnet Echo Express III looks to be using the effective link speed converted to bytes with overhead removed. It is a very odd way of doing this as that figure is far from guaranteed due to other devices on the chain and if DP is encapsulated alongside PCIe. Assuming that it's the only device in...
by internetsandman
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Looking for thunderbolt 3 PCIe chassis
Replies: 18
Views: 949

Re: nope

That's still less than the bandwidth of a native PCIe 2.0 x8 slot. Hopefully that doesn't cause issues. Doesn't a native PCIe 2.0 8x slot have ~40gbps bandwidth? The same as the 3.0 4x lanes afforded by Thunderbolt 3? From my limited knowledge, as long as I can access all 8 PCIe 2.0 lanes, I should...
by internetsandman
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Looking for thunderbolt 3 PCIe chassis
Replies: 18
Views: 949

Re: Looking for thunderbolt 3 PCIe chassis

The page you linked says it has 2750 MB/s of bandwidth, so for some reason it is not utilizing the full 40 Gbps. I suppose it is possible that it is a typo. I emailed Sonnet Support, they told me it wasn't a typo and that TB3 reserves some bandwidth for video. This is the first I'm hearing about th...
by internetsandman
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Looking for thunderbolt 3 PCIe chassis
Replies: 18
Views: 949

Re: Looking for thunderbolt 3 PCIe chassis

That's still less than the bandwidth of a native PCIe 2.0 x8 slot. Hopefully that doesn't cause issues. Doesn't a native PCIe 2.0 8x slot have ~40gbps bandwidth? The same as the 3.0 4x lanes afforded by Thunderbolt 3? From my limited knowledge, as long as I can access all 8 PCIe 2.0 lanes, I should...
by internetsandman
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Looking for thunderbolt 3 PCIe chassis
Replies: 18
Views: 949

Re: Looking for thunderbolt 3 PCIe chassis

I think I may have found my solution and it was sort of sitting under my nose the whole time I've been shopping around http://www.sonnettech.com/product/echoexpressse3.html They say this box has two 8x electrical and one 4x electrical slots, which (if everything works) would not only give me the ban...
by internetsandman
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Best way to seamlessly migrate to new Windows 10 Laptop
Replies: 4
Views: 769

Best way to seamlessly migrate to new Windows 10 Laptop

I'm going to be ordering a new W10 laptop tomorrow (Alienware 15 R4) and I want to know what the fastest, most painless method of transferring applications, data, and user settings (especially things like wifi settings and installed applications) from my current laptop (Asus G752), which is also run...
by internetsandman
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Looking for thunderbolt 3 PCIe chassis
Replies: 18
Views: 949

Re: Looking for thunderbolt 3 PCIe chassis

Does the card function with 4 lanes of throughput? Because that's all that's going to be available for a while yet. IIRC 8 lanes of 2.0 should effectively be the same thing as 4 lanes of 3.0 in any case. That's the thing, I don't know if the card will function properly. It's a Blackmagic Decklink Q...
by internetsandman
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Looking for thunderbolt 3 PCIe chassis
Replies: 18
Views: 949

Re: Looking for thunderbolt 3 PCIe chassis

Does the card function with 4 lanes of throughput? Because that's all that's going to be available for a while yet. IIRC 8 lanes of 2.0 should effectively be the same thing as 4 lanes of 3.0 in any case. That's the thing, I don't know if the card will function properly. It's a Blackmagic Decklink Q...
by internetsandman
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Looking for thunderbolt 3 PCIe chassis
Replies: 18
Views: 949

Looking for thunderbolt 3 PCIe chassis

I'm trying to find an external PCIe card enclosure that connects to laptops via Thunderbolt 3, that will provide me with at least 8 PCIe lanes (2.0 or 3.0). I want to buy a video capture card that uses PCIe 8x 2.0, but none of the ones I've found so far offer more than 4 lanes of connectivity Thank ...
by internetsandman
Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:39 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Using multiple digital audio outputs simultaneously
Replies: 10
Views: 2376

Re: Using multiple digital audio outputs simultaneously

My biggest concern with analog headsets is de-synchronization between the audio and video feeds, If anything, that's a bigger potential issue with digital due to the latency introduced by the USB interface. But either way, the skew will probably be small enough that it doesn't matter (unless the dr...
by internetsandman
Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Using multiple digital audio outputs simultaneously
Replies: 10
Views: 2376

Re: Using multiple digital audio outputs simultaneously

Any objection to using analog headsets instead, with a splitter cable for the output side? I think your use of digital headsets is over-complicating this. When my next paycheque comes in I'm going to buy an analog headset to try out, OBS didn't seem to wanna work with an analog headset I had on han...
by internetsandman
Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Using multiple digital audio outputs simultaneously
Replies: 10
Views: 2376

Re: Using multiple digital audio outputs simultaneously

The thing is, OBS seems to support this, it allows me to select multiple audio devices for input and output, but I'm not actually getting any audio out of the device that windows doesn't recognize as the default audio device, and that's what I'm trying to fix
by internetsandman
Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:51 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Using multiple digital audio outputs simultaneously
Replies: 10
Views: 2376

Using multiple digital audio outputs simultaneously

I run a game streaming system for local gaming tournaments and I'm trying to set up a system for commentary using two USB headsets. I'm fairly certain I can use both of their microphones simultaneously, but I also want game audio to be pushed to both of these headsets, to give the commentators the a...
by internetsandman
Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Trying to format hard drive, format option unavailable?
Replies: 20
Views: 1491

Re: Trying to format hard drive, format option unavailable?

If it is a brand new drive you will need to partition it first. I believe since Vista/7 when you plug in a truly blank drive it should ask if you want to partition with MBR or GPT schemes. Did any of that show up at all? It's not, it's a drive I've been using for some time as storage for all of my ...
by internetsandman
Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Trying to format hard drive, format option unavailable?
Replies: 20
Views: 1491

Trying to format hard drive, format option unavailable?

I'm trying to format a 1TB hard drive, it is not my boot drive, using Disk Management in Windows 10, but when I right click on the drive, the format option is grayed out, and I can't figure out where to go from there in order to format the drive
by internetsandman
Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Migrating C drive to new laptop from desktop
Replies: 3
Views: 570

Re: Migrating C drive to new laptop from desktop

DrDominodog51 wrote:
Is the drive in your desktop the same size as the laptop's drive?


Yes, both 128gb, but the laptop one is an M2 NVMe drive and the other is a 2.5" SATA SSD (I can't remember if sata 2 or 3)
by internetsandman
Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Migrating C drive to new laptop from desktop
Replies: 3
Views: 570

Migrating C drive to new laptop from desktop

I'm going to be purchasing a laptop in the next few days, and I need to figure out how to clone my boot drive on my desktop over to the boot drive on the laptop I'm purchasing, in order to be as seamless a transfer as possible (hopefully, that's what I'm assuming). Both my desktop and my laptop will...
by internetsandman
Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:48 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Asus G752 release date/alternatives?
Replies: 1
Views: 1002

Asus G752 release date/alternatives?

I'm looking for a high end gaming laptop for personal gaming as well as high-quality streaming to Twitch, and the G752 is top of my list right now, but there's the small problem that it's not out yet; the most specific release date I've been able to find is "November", but for all I know, ...
by internetsandman
Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:05 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: How to prevent Windows 7 from stealing focus
Replies: 10
Views: 1205

Re: How to prevent Windows 7 from stealing focus

It has almost gotta be something that you've installed, or malware. If it was something inherent to the OS I would expect a lot more people to be reporting this issue. Have you run the usual security scans (e.g. Windows Defender, Malwarebytes)? Yeah I actually ran a security scan as I was posting t...
by internetsandman
Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How to prevent Windows 7 from stealing focus
Replies: 10
Views: 1205

How to prevent Windows 7 from stealing focus

I posted a similar issue about a month ago, when playing Rocket League, the game would suddenly become minimized, but now I'm noticing that it's not just that game. If I'm watching a video on YouTube, or scrolling through my Facebook feed, or anything else, the desktop will steal focus from what eve...
by internetsandman
Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Suggestions for gaming monitors for local tournaments
Replies: 0
Views: 614

Suggestions for gaming monitors for local tournaments

I'm part of a local community of competitive Smash Bros players (Smash for Wii U) and I'm looking to buy a few monitors that I can donate to a local tournament organizer to help events run smoother. The most important features are low latency and good viewing angles (for players as well as spectator...
by internetsandman
Fri Oct 09, 2015 12:04 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: How to prevent a program from minimizing?
Replies: 9
Views: 2346

Re: How to prevent a program from minimizing?

Any chance that you're accidentally pressing key combinations such as Alt-Tab, Alt-Enter, or the Win key? The game will become minimized completely of its own accord with zero action from me. I could be sitting in my teams goal or staring at a menu in the game and it'll happen This is yet another e...
by internetsandman
Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How to prevent a program from minimizing?
Replies: 9
Views: 2346

Re: How to prevent a program from minimizing?

Any chance that you're accidentally pressing key combinations such as Alt-Tab, Alt-Enter, or the Win key? The game will become minimized completely of its own accord with zero action from me. I could be sitting in my teams goal or staring at a menu in the game and it'll happen This is yet another e...
by internetsandman
Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:31 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: How to prevent a program from minimizing?
Replies: 9
Views: 2346

How to prevent a program from minimizing?

I've recently started playing Rocket League, and I love the game, the only problem is that the game will minimize itself, with nothing running in the background and with no prompts from me or any other symptom so far as I can tell. It'll do this at least once or twice per game, and can also do it if...
by internetsandman
Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Problems with media controls
Replies: 0
Views: 787

Problems with media controls

A few days ago, my PC (windows 7 64 bit) just stopped accepting input for media controls on both my mouse and keyboard. I have play/pause, next, and previous track functions bound to keys on both my mouse and keyboard, and neither of them are working. The curious thing was, the first time this happe...
by internetsandman
Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Wii U Networking questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1081

Re: Wii U Networking questions

Did you have to get a certain make/model of adapter? The actual "Wii Ethernet Adapter". When it comes to unusual devices, I try to stay within the brand, in hopes that they actually tested the things together. If you like, I'll go fish through my closet to see if there's a part number on ...
by internetsandman
Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Wii U Networking questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1081

Re: Wii U Networking questions

I use* the wired-adapter on my Wii. I remember it as having been quite inexpensive. Never had a problem/glitch. * Technically "used", since I haven't plugged in the Wii in quite a while. Did you have to get a certain make/model of adapter? One thing I forgot to ask is if the Wii U require...