ROG G752 USB port overheat

The Problem From time to time, I noted that my ROG G752VT heated horribly in this point (above the right-bottom angle): After some investigations and tests, it seems something related to the quick charge capability of the nearest USB ports. Since I don’t need it, I tried to switch off by some bios/OS setting, but I didn’t find one. The only way to switch off … Continue reading ROG G752 USB port overheat »

Windows 10 Cleanup disk 3.99 TB

Several weeks ago I had the following issue while running the Disk Cleanup utility: It detects wrong cleanup space on Windows Update Cleanup point. After some investigations, I found this post explaining the problem. To make a long-story brief, one of the applied updates has broken one or more of the hardlinks present into Windows Component Store folder. After some other investigations, I discovered how … Continue reading Windows 10 Cleanup disk 3.99 TB »

released Horodruin v5.5.414.0

Published Horodruin v5.5.414.0, (a bugfix release). – (copy engine) improved error handling. – (src.add) fixed GPF & hang on path changing. – minor UI fixes. – minor internal fixes. – minor source maintenance. link:

Event 151 – DeviceSetupManager Lumia driver problems

Suddenly my notebook isn’t able the see my Lumia phone anymore. Every time I connect it, a driver error occurs and it generates the event 151. The phone was seen as a USB device, but it wasn’t recognized as a working Lumia phone. The effects of this problem were that I wasn’t able to access to the phone data storage (internal and microsd). After a … Continue reading Event 151 – DeviceSetupManager Lumia driver problems »

Event 10016 – Distributed COM

On my Windows 10, notebook (and several other PCs), I found several errors like the following one during the system startup: Event 10016, DistributedCOM The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID {D63B10C5-BB46-4990-A94F-E40B9D520160} and APPID {9CA88EE3-ACB7-47C8-AFC4-AB702511C276} to the user NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM SID (S-1-5-18) from address LocalHost (Using LRPC) running in the application container Unavailable SID (Unavailable). … Continue reading Event 10016 – Distributed COM »

Upgrading a SVN repository

Sometimes you may need to upgrade or regenerate a SVN repository, because it may be outdated and/or damaged. After some investigations, I discovered that it is possible by a simple batch file like the following one: :@echo off set svnadm=”<path>\svnadmin.exe” set repo_out= “<full pathname of the old repository>” set repo_in=”<full pathname of the new one>” set file_dump=”<path>\svnglobal.dump” %svnadm% dump %repo_out% > %file_dump% %svnadm% load %repo_in% … Continue reading Upgrading a SVN repository »

Mounting VHD files by command line

Today I needed to copy a DVD ISO image file outside a HyperV VM disk. I tried by using Remote desktop copy and paste feature but it failed. Looking over the web, I discovered that it is possible to mount .vhd file in order to access to the contained files directly from the hosting machine.  This solution worked fine for me. According to this post, … Continue reading Mounting VHD files by command line »

GPEdit and geolocation provider issues

If starting GPEdit command, you get the following error: According to this post, you have to: go to the following folder using the Explorer: %SystemRoot%\PolicyDefinitions right click on: Microsoft-Windows-Geolocation-WLPAdm.admx select Security tab, and then Advanced change the onwership to Administrators group, and confirm the operation on each of the previously opened windows. Right click this file again select Security tab, and then Advanced select Administrators … Continue reading GPEdit and geolocation provider issues »

Setting your system drive to AHCI

It may happen that you discover that your preinstalled Windows isn’t set to use AHCI on hard disks or SDDs. If you simply commute the BIOS settings, the OS will not be able to be loaded anymore. Looking for solutions, I found the following ones: Windows 10 According to this page (at, mainly you have to: setup windows to run in safe mode on … Continue reading Setting your system drive to AHCI »