Disk2Vhd gets stuck

Yesterday I wanted to create a VHD from my laptop using Microsoft's Disk2Vhd. Unfortunately, after several attempts it always got stuck at about 22GB. Searching the internet revealed that running a disk check might fix it but even that got stuck at 21% (I have about 100GB worth of data so both disk2vhd and chkdsk … Continue reading Disk2Vhd gets stuck

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Babun: A touch of Linux in Windows aka A Cygwin that actually works

As a consultant working for a large firm I'm blessed with a Windows laptop and Windows desktop to do all my Java development. Lately I really started to miss some of the awesome stuff Linux has to offer and luck was on my side when I stumbled across Babun. Babun is nothing more than a … Continue reading Babun: A touch of Linux in Windows aka A Cygwin that actually works

Google Talk fat client refuses to start

A while ago I noticed that my Google Talk fat client didn't want to start anymore, in fact, it did absolutely nothing. Even after reinstalling and completely removing all the caches, remaining files and registry keys, the application still wouldn't start at all. Google'ing for some help only resulted in more people having the same … Continue reading Google Talk fat client refuses to start

Unable to delete executables on Windows 7

A long time ago I started to experience problems with updates from Steam. The updater deletes steam.exe before replacing it with a new version, but deleting steam.exe failed (steam.exe was deleted, but the file is still there) and the file would still be there, inaccessible to anyone and anything. The file would eventually disappear after … Continue reading Unable to delete executables on Windows 7