Author: Stefano Bordoni

About Using & Designing DLLs

requirement: medium knowledge of C/C++ or similar languages under MS Windows. Introduction Some days ago, I was explaining how a .DLL works, and how to use them in programs written into C or C++. Supposing to have MYAPP.EXE and MYLIB.DLL, we will face the following main scenarios: scenario MYAPP.EXE MYLIB.DLL 1 The program uses MYLIB.DLL. The used functions are all exported. 2 The program uses … Continue reading About Using & Designing DLLs »

ROG G752 USB port overheat

last update: 23/06/2017 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 … Continue reading ROG G752 USB port overheat »

How to remove MAP MAS-SMS0 and friends

After having installed the Windows 10 Creator update, I have found these unknown devices into the Device Manager: MAP MAS-SMS0 MS-ABTP MS-TCC They aren’t working because the system cannot find a proper driver. You can delete them, but the system will detect & restore them again. I tried to find some information on MS but I didn’t find anything. Improving my investigation range, I found … Continue reading How to remove MAP MAS-SMS0 and friends »

Programs update

Published: sys_minion v1.1.0.0 – added elevated command prompt shortcut. – added ‘health check’ shortcut. – added ‘health scan’ shortcut. – minor internal improvements. RipBinTS v1.2.0.0 – a new command line utility reachable from Projects page.

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 »