So I was looking for smartmontools for Windows to do HDD check on my harddisk which seems to start failing. On smartmontools‘ website I see a news that there is a project called HDD guardian that make GUI for smartctl command for Windows.
From HDD guardian website, it seems that it have complete feature that I’m looking for so I download it and test it.
It’s easy to use and giving lots of information regarding my HDD health status. Unfortunately for me, my HDD has some error so I have to start making backup of my data before it fail completely.
Recently i started to use the sleep mode often as i’m more and more working with my Asus UX32VD ultrabook. What i liked from sleep mode is i can left open the windows applications that i’m working with and continue later with it still opened, so i can quickly continue my work.
However i began noticing that randomly the touch pad of my ultrabook start to be activated although i already set it to be automatically disabled when i attach my bluetooth mouse.
When it does activated, strangely i can’t do scrolling with two fingers gesture or scrolling on the side of the touch pad. Wanting for quick solution of course i’ll just restart my ultrabook and the touchpad will work again. But then it happens quite often if i set my ultrabook on sleep mode again and again, which quite annoying.
After some times i noticed that when the problem happens i didn’t see the touchpad icon on my notification bar. Although i did saw Asus Smart Gesture Center on my running application on the Task Manager, but it seems to be hang, see below:
The solution is to “end task” the Asus Smart Gesture Center and it will automatically restarted, afterwards the touch pad will work normally again. You’ll also see the touch pad icon again on the notification bar.
I just upgraded my Virtualbox from 4.2.18 to 4.3.4 on my Windows 7 host, upgrade went smooth and without problem.
When i tried to start virtual machines i got VT-x is not available. (VERR_VMX_NO_VMX) error on all of my VMs.
My PC’s processor doesn’t have VT-x hence the “Acceleration” tab on VM’s Settings > System is greyed out so there is no way i can change it from GUI. Virtualbox does run well on version 4.2.8 so i find it strange that 4.3.4 give error that VT-x is not available.
To fix this i had to run commands from command prompt:
VBoxManage.exe modifyvm"<vmname>"--longmode off
Change <vmname> with the name of your VMs from the list in Virtualbox.