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 »

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 »