HOW TO: WD Sharespace RAID 5 Data Recovery and some handy notes on this device.

I came up on a Failed Raid5 in a WD SHARESPACE, some time ago. Apparently one the drives had failed (No. 3 in chain, according to WD inside device numbering). I carefully read many posts/articles in the WD forum and the most valuable -I must admit- it was the following: http://community.wdc.com/t5/WD-ShareSpace/HOWTO-Sharespace-RAID-5-Data-Recovery/td-p/287736 Posted by dudemanbubba God…

Enable Mass Storage access on Windows Phone 7

Fire up Regedit Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\USB Find it deviceID named “VID_045E&PID_04EC&MI_00” Two folders down you will find Device Parameters Locate 3 REG_WORD Keys and change as follows: Change ShowInShell from 0 to 1 Change PortableDeviceNameSpaceExcludeFromShell from 1 to 0 Change EnableLegacySupport from 0 to 1 No need for reboot. Plug your Windows Phone 7, and close Zune (if…

The Microsoft VSS snapshot provider selected returned: “Unexpected provider error”. Volume shadow copy creation: Attempt 1. “COM+ REGDB Writer” has reported an error 0x800423f4. This is part of System State. The backup cannot continue.

I came up to this error yesterday with a W2k3 SP2 DC/Exchange (also seen on W2k8).Volume shadow copy creation: Attempt 1. “COM+ REGDB Writer” has reported an error 0x800423f4. This is part of System State. The backup cannot continue. Error returned while creating the volume shadow copy:800423f4 Aborting Backup. ———————- The operation did not successfully…