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How to delete GPT Protective Partition

In Windows XP Professional, if you cannot access or modify GPT disk, you can convert a GPT disk to MBR by using the clean command in DiskPart, which will remove all data and partition structures from the disk.

1. You might see S2VR HD 5 Drives in GPT status.

2. Go to DOS command line (click on “Start Menu”, then “Run”, type in “cmd” in textbox, and hit “OK”)

  • Type in “DiskPart” in command line.
  • Type in “list disk” in command line to show all disks in this machine.
  • Use “select” to set the focus to the specified partition, for example “select disk 1″.
  • Use “clean” command to remove GPT disk from the current in-focus disk by zeroing sectors.

3. Go back to Disk Management, you can see all S2VR HD disks are “unallocated” now. Right click on disk info, choose “Initialize Disk”.

4. Choose all drives in S2VR HD and initialize them.

  HD tv's -
  Using Google Maps and other features in video 
  Publishing to TV stations (Broadcast)
  Contracts - Getting it down in Writing
  How Much Should I Charge ?
  Digital Media Formats  - Mpeg1, Mpeg2, Mpeg4, Divx, WMV, MOV - what are they and how do they work
  Digital Tape Brands
TRAINING (note - check the DJTV site - as there are many more DJTV series than listed here)
new Digital Juice TV - Tech Know: Deconstructing MPEG (7:16) Understanding Digital Compression
New Digital Juice TV - Tech Know Series - Understanding HD
New Digital Juice TV - Tech Know: Widescreen TV
New Digital Juice TV - Tech Know: How Alpha Channels Work -An Introduction to 32-Bit Graphics & More
NEW Digital Juice TV - Tech Know: Wow 'Em With Widescreen: Widescreen DVD Delivers a Big-Budget Look
New Digital Juice TV - Tech Know: Film FX (7:08) Giving Your Video a Film Look
New Digital Juice TV - Production Notes: As the Table Turns...a Very Special Episode (9:25)
New Digital Juice TV - Production Notes: Time to Reflect (12:05) Answering Your Questions
Link Reactivating a XP install or Reinstalling NT on another BOX
Link REINSTALLING "BOB" - Break Out Box
Link Best Settings for Windows Media File - WMV
  Cutting Edge (or at least powerful) machines - Build Your Own
Link BUGS in Liquid
Link PcMechanic's Tips and Tricks for optimizing your system - And MORE - Need to speed up your broadband ? Open more than two download windows in Explorer ? Ghost your drive ?  Use PowerTweaks ?  Run gpEdit ?  Check out these tips from PCMechanic - they are pretty interesting and can really help you tweak your system.
Link USB vs Firewire
Link Avid Liquid Board FREEWARE and ShareWare Postings
Link DVD Burner Not Recognized
Link Getting Settings Right for TV production
Link Windows Processes and Services - how to identify what those cryptic process file names mean
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Link Using Edit Decision Lists and KeyBoard Mapping
Link Correcting flickering photos or slomo by adjusting Advanced Rendering Settings
Link Applying a Blend Mode
  XSend-to-flash video plug in from Pinnacle
  Need a Free XP /W2K password bypass - Get It Here
  • This is a utility to (re)set the password of any user that has a valid (local) account on your NT system, by modifying the crypted password in the registrys SAM file.
  • You do not need to know the old password to set a new one.
  • It works offline, that is, you have to shutdown your computer and boot off a floppydisk or CD. The bootdisk includes stuff to access NTFS partitions and scripts to glue the whole thing together.
  • Works with syskey (no need to turn it off, but you can if you have lost the key)
  • Will detect and offer to unlock locked or disabled out user accounts!
  • It is also an almost fully functional registry editor!
  Use either ME (metal evaporative) or MP (metal particle) tapes exclusively - AND DO NOT MIX the two.
If you look at you DV tapes they all are labeled either MP or ME on the tape.

Lubricants are used in tape formulations because of the abrasive nature of spinning video heads as they grind away at your brand new tape. ME's use a powder lubricant, while Sony's MP's use a liquid. When the two lubricants combine, they can form a shellac on the video drum that cannot be removed without cleaning.

Sony originally was using MP(Metal Particle) DV tapes, and Panasonic and others shipped ME (Metal Evaporated tapes). Where the problem comes in is that the MP tapes leave metal dust on the heads, where the ME tapes leave a lubricant on the heads, and when these two residues mix it creates a gum like substance, this that gets on the heads and the tape and can cause drop outs. So it is recommended to stick to one type of tape (ME or MP), Sony now makes ME and MP tapes, while most other companies seem to just make ME tapes.  

  Q.I use the Sony HDR-FX1 camcorder. This cam can't shot the progressive video (interlaced only). Whether Liquid Pro v6 can do hardware deinterlace in real-time? If no, what hardware you can to offer for this problem?

A. You can't deinterlace in realtime even with the Pro version, but you can render the project to deinterlace it. Just apply and 100% linear timewarp and select progressive as the render method.
  High CPU Usage - SVCHost errors -

Identify svchost.exe processes using command prompt (hard way)
at cmd prompt -  tasklist /svc /fi “imagename eq svchost.exe"

Easy Way - If you found to be too difficult, there is a much easier way! Check out the Process Explorer tool from Microsoft. The tool is completely free and gives you detailed information for each process currently running. Once you download it, just run the exe file as it does not have to be installed. Hover your mouse over the svchost process and you’ll get a popup showing you which service is running under that process

I did this (Process Explorer) and the big system user was hardware interupts.



DCOMLaunch is an important system service for Microsoft Windows XP.
DCOMLaunch was added with Service Pack2.

Description: File rpcss.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. The file size on Windows XP is 8,708 bytes. 
File rpcss.exe is a file without information about the maker of this file. The program has no visible window. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. File rpcss.exe is not a Windows system file. The process uses ports to connect to LAN or Internet. rpcss.exe is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 90% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.







  Identifiying Processes Running on my Computer