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Windows – chance display/screen/monitor resolution from the console

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/01/24

Links:

TODO: find out the differences in both qres tools.

–jeroen

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XW6600 WOL – stopped working on Windows 10 – my trusty APC PDU to the rescue

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/01/17

A long time ago I wrote in Mac/PC: sending Wake-on-LAN (WOL) packets « The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff “I’ve succesfully woken up these machines: HP XW6600 running ESXi 5.1 ThinkPad W701U running Windows 7”.

The XW6600 have now been demoted to Windows 10 machines that I only need every now and then, so most of the time they are shutdown.

However, with the installation of Windows 10 however, they stopped reacting to WOL (Wake on LAN).

Per web-search results, I’ve tried all the permutations of the below settings to no avail.

Luckily, my trusty APC PDU AP7921 (and little sister AP7920) helped out: when setting the “Reboot Duration” to 30 seconds or more (so the power fully drains), it can be rebooted.

Note that since I bought these a long time ago, they have been replaced by these:

Firmwares:

Power usage:

  • an XW66000 with 32 gigabytes of RAM and one hard disk takes between 0.6-1.2 Ampère of current, which at 230 Volt is 140-275 Watt.
  • over one day that is between 3.4 and 6.6 kWh

Settings tried

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Posted in Ethernet, Hardware, HP XW6600, Network-and-equipment, Power User, Wake-on-LAN (WoL), Windows, Windows 10 | Leave a Comment »

Mode – from the DOS era, still works in Windows

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/12/27

Blast from the past:

–jeroen

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regex – How to write a search pattern to include a space in findstr? – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/12/13

TL;DR:

  1. If you use regular expressions (/R) with FINDSTR, then pass them as /C:"regular-expression-string"
  2. If you forget the /C: the string will be used as a normal search string
  3. If you forget the : after the /C you will get an informal error, but the search will continue giving you wrong results

Details in [WayBackregex – How to write a search pattern to include a space in findstr? – Stack Overflow

–jeroen

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“There was a problem starting C:\Program” “The specified module could not be found.”

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/12/02

If you get this error:

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RunDLL
—————————
There was a problem starting C:\Program

The specified module could not be found.

—————————
OK
—————————

Then it is likely a process trying to run an unquoted path like this:

"C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe" C:\Program Files (x86)\ThinkPad\Utilities\PWMTR64V.DLL,PwrMgrBkGndMonitor

Searching did not reveal anything unusual, nor did [WayBack] ProcExp (there were no parent processes), or [WayBack] AutoRuns:

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