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07 August 2015

CD or DVD drive not recognized in Windows 10. FIX

CD or DVD drive  not recognized in Windows 10. FIX

For some people, after Windows 10 install , the optical drive (CD or DVD) is not shown or is not recognized.
In most of the cases, you can find here how to FIX that.

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         /  /   /  __________    //\_
       /'  /   |  (__________)  ||.' `-.________________________
      /   /    |    __________  ||`._.-'~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~`
     /    \     \__(__________)__\\/
    |      `\
    |        |                                ___________________
    |        |___________________...-------'''- - -  =- - =  - = `.
   /|        |                   \-  =  = -  -= - =  - =-   =  - =|
  ( |        |                    |= -= - = - = - = - =--= = - = =|
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    |        |                   ```-------...___________________.'
      \    /                                       _
      |    |                              ,,,,,,, /=\
    ,-'    `-,       /\___________       (\\\\\\\||=|
    |        |       \/~~~~~~~~~~~`       ^^^^^^^ \=/
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  |     `------------------------'  ||  (___________________)   `|
  |_____.------------------------._ ||  ____________________     |
          FIX                     `//__(____________________)___/

Just follow these simple steps:

>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>

1. Run Command Prompt as an  Administrator.
2. Type:
reg.exe add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Controller0" /f /v EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001
3. Hit ENTER.
4. Reboot system.

02 June 2013

Silvertsone TJ04-Evolution Wire Management

17 May 2013

Play CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) for free!!!

Valve has announced that it has decided to make CS:GO free of charge until Sunday.

All Steam users will be able to try out CS:GO over the weekend as Valve has made the game free of charge until Sunday 18-05-2013 at 21:00.

Those who are interested in purchasing the game can benefit from a 50 per cent discount on the Steam store until Monday at 18:00. You can also buy an "Operation Payback" pass at 50 per cent off the regular price.

Back in October, Valve made CS:GO available to everyone without charge during the ESWC, which helped to boost the game's player number.

01 November 2012

Audio setup


Fata de prezentarea actuala au survenit  cateva modificari de amplasament. Update soon...

Windows 8 - Best Start Screen Modifiers And Start Menu Apps

Windows 8 - Best Start Screen Modifiers And Start Menu Apps


One of the most talked-about UI elements of Windows 8 is its Start Screen. Microsoft believes that Start Screen provides the ideal environment to interact with the latest operating system, but most Windows enthusiasts think otherwise. Needless to say, it’ll take some time for users to adapt to the new interface, but right now, absence of certain features that we’ve used for so long makes the whole experience a tad awkward for most. One of those features is the Start Menu. Many of us are so attached with it that the abrupt change seems almost like an anomaly. From what the word around the web tells us, users have little or no grudge against the Start Screen itself, but simply want to be given the choice to switch between the Start Screen and Start Menu. If you’re among those folks who miss the Start Menu in Windows 8, here’s a rundown of ten amazing, free third-party Start Screen modifiers and Start Menu apps that may satiate your needs.

Pokki For Windows 8

Pokki is known for creating dedicated apps for various web services, like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Tweeter, Gmail etc., that can be pinned and accessed from taskbar. In fact, the application has now become so popular that the developer has started throwing in a few games as well. Pokki’s Start Menu app for Windows 8 is probably the best looking Start Menu modifiers we tried. The slick design allows you to quickly access your favorite files, folders and applications, including those apps, which are available at Pokki App Store. It even has option to boot directly to desktop, disable hot corners, specify Win key behavior and a handful of other settings. You may also check out our Pokki review.
  • Snazzy design
  • Includes a plethora of attractive Pokki apps for free
  • Search field displays result for local and web items
  • Automatically disables Start Tile
  • Notification panel that keeps an eye on integrated web services like Facebook
  • High memory usage
  • Doesn’t allow you to access Modern UI apps
  • No skin packs as of this writing


If you’re looking for something more simpler, then StartMenu8 is your best bet. StartMenu8 should have been called StartMenu7. Why? It looks quite similar to Windows 7 Start Menu. However, it lacks customization and you’d have to adhere with the default cosmetics. Pressing the Win key launches the Start Menu, while holding it for about 2 seconds takes you to the Windows 8 Start Screen. You may also check out our StartMenu8 review.
  • A convenient and easy to use Start Screen replacement
  • A familiar layout and design we’re all used to
  • Start Tile occasionally hides the the Start Orb
  • Lacks customizability
  • Doesn’t support search for Modern UI (Windows Store) apps

Classic Shell

Classic Shell was actually the first utility that caught our attention, during our hunt for Start Menu modifiers. Not only does it bring back the good ‘ol Start Menu we all love and adore, it boasts a plentiful of customizations as well. Apart from providing you with personalization options for Start Menu, it also allows customizing the Windows Explorer. All the settings can be accessed and tweaked from Settings > Classic Start MenuClassic Shell features three different Start Menu styles; Windows Classic, Windows XP and Windows Vista/Windows 7. It goes a few steps further via letting you choose amongst a few different Skins, Windows Aero, Metro, Smoked Glass, Windows Basic, just to name a few. If that isn’t enough, feel free to choose your favorite Start Orb style. Another noteworthy feature is its ability to prevent Start Tile from bogging down the Start Orb. So overall, Classic Shell is the one of the best modifier on our list. You can also check out our detailed review.
  • Loads of customization options, support for 36 languages.
  • Lets you disable Start Screen Tile and choose custom Start Orbs.
  • Various skin packs and three different Start Menu styles.
  • Can be used to customize Windows Explorer.
  • Default skins don’t look so fascinating
  • Advanced settings may confuse most novice users


Win8StartButton would have been our utmost choice if lack of personalization options didn’t plague the deal. It basically shrinks the Start Screen down to Start Menu size, so you may easily access the apps without hopping onto the the former UI. Win8StartButton however, feels quite buggy, for instance, Win key brings up the Start Menu, but it would simply deny to response on further key stroke. On the bright side though, the search feature is highly efficient and lets you instantly find both Modern and Standard UI apps.
  • Offers Start Screen on the desktop
  • Search function can find both Windows Store and desktop apps
  • Lack of customization may turn off many
  • Erratic Win key response
  • Supports a single language that may limit user base

Start Menu Modifier

Start Menu Modifier doesn’t really add anything to the desktop, but simply slim downs the already available Start Screen. In this way, you don’t need to exit the desktop to access Modern UI apps. The application lets you choose the size and position of the Start Screen as well. Moreover, if you have multiple displays connected to your PC, you can select the screen on which you wish to display the Start Screen. Read our detailed review.
  • Start Screen can be accessed from within the desktop
  • Multiple displays support
  • Easy to use
  • Doesn’t allow setting custom pixel density

Revel BringBack

If you really like Windows 8’s Modern UI design, then adding Revel BringBack to your desktop probably sounds great. In fact, it looks so gorgeous (and perfectly sits with the new interface) that we wouldn’t back off recommending it. The white color and minimalistic theme makes it a dainty companion of Windows 8. The options windows, which can be accessed by clicking the tools button in the Start Menu, lets you set a few custom parameters, for example, control Win key behavior, toggle Start Menu border and a couple of other settings. Pinning shortcuts to the menu is also possible and it shows off your current display picture, too.
  • Captivating Modern UI interface
  • Lightweight app that compliments Windows 8 design
  • Limited customization options
  • Sports only plain white interface design
  • Search function is not as robust as one would expect it to be


ViStart is yet another Start Screen replacement you can try. From its Options menu you can toggle a few behavioral parameters, such as, Enable Auto-Click feature, Show ViStart’s Tray Icon, Invoke Vistart with Windows Key etc. Similar to other modifiers in the list, it’s also plagued by a few nuisances like inability to search Modern UI apps from search field and Start Tile conceals the Start Orb when mouse cursor hits the bottom left corner. Check out our detailed review.
  • Displays user profile picture
  • Ability to specify Win key behavior
  • Only a few configuration options
  • Doesn’t support custom Start Orbs
  • Search function cannot find Modern UI apps

Spesoft Windows 8 Start Menu

Spesoft Windows 8 Start Menu is probably the most simple, yet an elegant looking Start Menu available for Windows 8. The utility, albeit successfully brings back the Start Menu, feels quite lacking in terms of features. In fact, there aren’t any customization settings per se. It looks quite similar to Windows 7 Start Menu, but is quite basic. You cannot change the Start Orb, nor are there any skins or menu styles that it brings to the table. Therefore, you may only try Spesoft Windows 8 Start Menu if you don’t want to fiddle around with a wide array of settings (and you fancy plain designs).
  • Zero configuration Start Screen replacement utility
  • Offers Windows 7-like Start Menu layout
  • Plain and simple design with jaggy edges
  • Doesn’t feature any customization options
  • No profile picture support
  • Unable to search for Modern UI apps


Another handsome alternative that may rule your Windows 8 desktop is Power8. The former lacks customizability, but Power8 overwhelms in this regard, at least to a certain degree. For instance, you may modify the Start Orb with a custom image and specify Aspect Ratio, toggle Auto Start, Block Metro features etc. It puts a lot of emphasis on shortcuts. Therefore, you can easily access power options like Shutdown, Restart, Sleep, Hibernate, without hovering over any Power sub-menu. What’s more, it allows you to pin shortcuts to the Start Menu. Read our detailed review.
  • Start Orb can be replaced with a custom Start Orb image
  • Quick access to power options
  • Shortcuts for frequently used items and applications
  • Portable (no installation required)
  • Not much of an eye candy
  • Search function doesn’t support Modern UI apps

Start Menu X

Start Menu X is the only application we found that boasts resizing options. You can scale its size both vertically and horizontally, as well as scale the font size of menus and applications. It even allows you to choose among a multitude of skins and Start Orbs, where the latter lets you choose among Angry Birds, Apple, Windows 7 and Windows 8 buttons. Additionally, you can add custom menus and application shortcuts. Apart from Free version, Start Menu X also has Pro variant, which contains a few extra settings.
  • Ability to scale menu size.
  • Custom skin packs and start buttons.
  • Automatically disables Start Tile and overrides Win key behavior.
  • Search feature to quickly find Modern UI apps
  • Doesn’t offer System Power options including Shutdown, Restart, Sleep and Hibernate
  • Inability to change Win key behavior

So it’s no surprise that there are a sheer number of Start Screen replacement apps at your disposal, each boasting its own set of features and options. Classic Shell and Pokki may win the show when it comes to aesthetics and personalization, but the rest in our list don’t disappoint either. Free free to share your opinion in the comments.

Source: addictivetips

08 March 2012


Ultimate HD Entertainment Center 

Dune HD GmbH, one of the world's leaders in design and manufacturing of HD-media players as well as devices for IPTV and OTT Operators, introduced a new family of innovative modules for audio and video playback named Dune HD Pro. The devices were first shown at the International CES exhibition in Las Vegas, January 2012. The component based modular entertainment center named Dune HD Pro is positioned to revolutionize the market of high-quality reference standard equipment in the same way Dune HD media players changed user perception of what a modern digital multimedia player should be.

Dune HD Pro is an ultramodern component style system that combines the qualities and features required by audio and videophiles for playback of various audio and video content, including convenient storage and library cataloging.

The Dune HD Pro Master module is an uncompromising network multimedia player designed using the highest quality components. It combines functionality of a reference media player with the option of integrating DVB-T/T2/C/S/S2 tuners. Thanks to the presence of a toroidal power supply and stereophonic audio path utilizing top quality Burr-Brown DACs, and balanced audio outputs, the Dune HD Pro Master module raises the bar on top flight audio performance. The Main module comes equipped with a separate HDMI-terminal for digital sound output, which makes it an ideal universal AV-source for reference Hi-end and Hi-Fi systems. Additional support for THX Media Directory technology and premium streaming services such as VUDU is also included.

Functional possibilities of the multimedia player can be expanded by HDD/BD-module named Dune HD Pro Extender which will allow the device to playback video and audio from optical media such as CD, DVD or Blu-ray. Users can easily install 3.5" hard drives of any capacity thanks to the presence of HDD rack with hot swap function. Switching from Extender and Master modules is carried out by two eSATA cables.

The third component of the system called the Dune HD Pro Gateway provides convenient access to additional media content from both local network and the Internet, and also considerably expands the possibilities of media data management. The Gateway module adds to a system the possibility of broadcasting premium streaming entertainment services to any Dune HD media player residing on the local network with the Dune HD Pro Gateway.

A seven-inch LCD touch-screen display allows easy operation of a user's media library, search and discovery, as well as playback of audio and video content through the Master module. Which makes it possible to operate music and radio playback without switching on a TV-set. At the same time the LCD display serves as a screen for meta-information displayed for any files supported by the Master module.

Also there is a possibility for Dune HD Pro user to install up to four HDDs for fast access to media content or for organizing RAID-array 0, 1 or 5 storage configurations. Additional data sources may be directly connected to the Gateway module by eSATA and USB 3.0 sockets providing very high data transmission speeds.

Built-in Blu-ray drive allows the device to legally copy, and play back, optical disks, to the media server library using forthcoming technologies Dune HD will be supporting.

Ethernet wired interface between the server and the main module operates at gigabit speeds and the server includes a built-in 2-port network switch that allows connection of the whole system to one Ethernet-socket. All Dune HD Pro modules are rack-mountable.

Hi-End Feature

● Built-in touch screen display: Built-in color 7" touch screen allows the user a new level of control interactivity.

● VXP Video processor: Integrated VXP video processing improves video quality of SD, HD, and Internet content, eliminating the need for a separate video post-processing / scaling solution.

● THX Media Director: A unique technology that transforms movies, music and other digital media into smart content that enables Media Director enabled A/V components to auto-select the most appropriate audio and video playback settings, preserving the content creator’s artistic intent.

● Hi-End power supply: High-performance large toroidal power transformer ensures a low level of interference in the power supply section and prevents possible signal distortion in the analog audio output, making the sound more clear and transparent, music images articulated, precise and focused, and video that much more vivid and intense.

● Hi-End audio outputs: Balanced XLR stereo outputs as well as analog 7.1 multi-channel RCA outputs, served by a high performance stereo DAC from Burr-Brown (supports bit depths from 16 to 32 bits and sampling rates up to 192 kHz).

● High-quality music playback: Play back of very high-quality (up to 192 Khz / 24-bit) music files in various formats (FLAC, Monkey’s Audio APE, WAV/PCM, DTS, etc) fully supported in the Dune HD Pro.

● Solid mass cabinet: The Hi-End cabinet design ensures an ultra low vibration level of all components including the optical disc drive and internal HDDs, minimizing environmental noise allowing discs to be read with the highest degree of accuracy.

● DIRECT button on the front panel: Listen to your music pure by disabling video electronics for even better audio quality.

● DIMMER button on the front panel: Control the brightness of the built-in display or turn it off completely.

● Detachable 19'' rack brackets: Custom mount player into all standard 19” equipment racks.

Media Player Features

● Sigma Designs 8910 media processor: Enjoy the absolute best in audio and video playback performance from Sigma Designs newest flagship media processor.

● Blu-ray (3D) and DVD player: Play Blu-ray and DVD discs (plus Audio CD and data discs with video,
music and photo files).

● Integrated VXP Video processor: VXP video processing improves video quality of SD, HD, and Internet content, eliminating the need for a separate video post-processing or scaling solution.

● HDD player: Connect an HDD to the Dune HD Pro and play content directly from the HDD.

● Network player: Connect Dune HD Pro to a local network and play content directly from PC or NAS

● MKV player: Play HD and SD video in popular MKV formats and other modern video file formats, includingtop quality HD video with very high bit-rates > 50Mbp/s.

● 3D Video format support: Dune HD Pro decodes a wide variety of 3D Video formats, including

Blu-ray 3D and RealD 3D.

● HD audio: Enjoy top-quality audio tracks such as Dolby True HD, DTS HD Master Audio, LPCM, FLAC.

● 3 USB ports: Conveniently connect HDDs, USB flash drives, USB card readers and other USB storage
devices without needing a USB hub.

● 2 HDD racks with hot swap function: Easily and quickly insert and exchange internal 3.5’’ SATA HDDs for nearly unlimited storage capacity.

● HDMI 1.4: Ensures the broadest compatibility to the very latest 3D TV’s, displays and projectors.

● Rich set of A/V connectors: S/PDIF optical audio, Stereo audio, Component video, Composite video
outputs to easily connect any A/V equipment.

● Extended support for Dolby True HD and DTS HD Master Audio: Output bit-stream (up to 7.1 channels) or decode (up to 7.1 channels) for maximum flexibility when connecting audio equipment, and for extended support of advanced playback features (such as Picture-in-Picture).

● High-quality music playback: Play very high-quality (up to 192 Khz / 24-bit) music files in various formats (FLAC, Monkey’s Audio APE, WAV/PCM, DTS, etc).

● Playlists: Build play lists from folders, use your own play lists, repeat and shuffle functions.

● Video output flexibility: Output video in any resolution and format (from SD to 1080p, 24p/PAL/NTSC).

● Up-scaling: High quality up-scaling of DVD and any other SD video content to Full HD (1080p) or other
HD resolutions.

● File browser: Convenient file browser with powerful file management (copy, move, delete, rename, organize, sort).

● Front pannel available in two colors: black and silver.
Extra Functions

● NAS function: Access files on storage devices (HDD, optical drive, etc) attached to the player from the
local network (using SMB or FTP).

● Customizable user interface: Work with media collections using cover art and icon browsing (supports
Full HD graphics).

● Flash applications: Extend player functionality with FlashLite applications.

● Internet radio: Playback and record various Internet radio stations.

● IPTV: Playback and record IPTV streams (multicast UDP/RTP) from your Internet provider (check
availability of multicast UDP/RTP streams with your Internet provider).

● Digital TV option: Playback and record Digital TV channels using an optional Digital TV USB dongle
(Digital TV USB dongle is not included; this option may be purchased separately).

● Internet browsing: View Internet Web sites on your TV using the built-in Web browser.

DUNE HD Pro The Ultimate Entertainment Center

26 January 2012

Masinile confiscate de la detinatorul

Poliţia neo-zeelandeză împreună cu FBI au descins în forţă la locuinţa luxoasă a lui Kim Schmitz, patronul site-ului de torente, de unde au confiscat o colecţie de circa 6 milioane de dolari de maşini sport şi de lux. Iată cam ce maşini îţi poţi lua cu bani nemunciţi!

După mişcarea de protest împotriva deciziilor forurilor internaţionale de a adopta legi mai restrictive de cenzură pentru internet, iată că lumea www este lovită din plin de acţiunea FBI împotriva celui mai mare site de file-sharing,, arestând recent principalele figuri din spatele acestui site.

Creierul afacerii, Kim Schmitz (cunoscut în mediul online drept Kim Dotcom), a profitat din plin de sutele de milioane de dolari rezultate din această afacere - era pe locul 22 în lume, cu peste 50 de milioane de vizitatori pe zi, iar în acest moment FBI a blocat suma de 175 de milioane de dolari, aflată în conturi din 64 de ţări din întreaga lume.

Pe lângă aceste conturi grase, Kim Schmitz mai avea şi o sumedenie de proprietăţi şi acţiuni la diverse companii, dar şi o colecţie impresionantă de maşini de lux, evaluată la circa 6 milioane de dolari. Colecţie care, evident, i-a fost confiscată.

Iată mai jos lista de maşini (şi motociclete) pe care le avea Kim Schmitz, precum şi numerele de înmatriculare personalizate pentru câteva dintre acestea:

2008 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drop Head Coupe, (număr de înmatriculare "GOD")
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM (număr de înmatriculare "GOOD")
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM AMG 5.5L, (număr de înmatriculare "EVIL")
2010 Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG L, (număr de înmatriculare "CEO")
2007 Mercedes-Benz CL 65 AMG, (număr de înmatriculare "KIMCOM")
2010 Mercedes-Benz CL 63 AMG, (număr de înmatriculare "HACKER")
2010 Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG, (număr de înmatriculare "STONED")
2011 Mercedes-Benz ML 63
2010 Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG, (număr de înmatriculare "GUILTY")
2009 Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG, (număr de înmatriculare "MAFIA")
2011 Mercedes-Benz G 55 AMG, (număr de înmatriculare "POLICE")
2005 Mercedes-Benz ML 500
2009 Mercedes-Benz E500 Coupe
2005 Mercedes-Benz A170
2010 Mini Cooper S Coupe
1989 Lamborghini LM002
2010 Maserati GranCabrio
1957 Cadillac El Dorado
1959 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible
2010 Toyota Vellfire, (număr de înmatriculare "WOW")
2011 Toyota Hilux
Harley Davidson Motorcycle
Von Dutch Kustom Motor Bike
2010 Sea-Doo GTX Jet Ski




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