Windows

Samsung NVMe SSD – DPC Watchdog Violation errors


Upon the latest Windows 10 version 1803 update*, my desktop became volatile to the point of being utterly unusable within a few minutes of use as the machine would pause before eventually completely freezing with a BSOD (bluescreen of death) and a DPC Watchdog Violation error. This violation error is a generic catch that is… Continue reading Samsung NVMe SSD – DPC Watchdog Violation errors

Windows

What is the allocation unit size when formatting disks?


Within Microsoft Windows, while formatting drives most people leave the operating system to handle the characteristics of their partitions. But there are times where manually adjusting these options could be beneficial. This post will focus on the allocation unit choice available during formatting, its purpose and how it can benefit you. When instigating a drive… Continue reading What is the allocation unit size when formatting disks?

Linux · Windows

openSUSE Linux on Windows 10 how to


For the past year, Microsoft has been experimenting with the service known as WSL or Windows Subsystem for Linux. A setup that allowed you to run an Ubuntu terminal under Windows 10. These days since Windows 1709 (September 2017), WSL has come out of beta and is now available for general usage. This article will… Continue reading openSUSE Linux on Windows 10 how to