Author: Stefano Bordoni

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 »

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 »