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06-18-2010 05:19 PM
ok so it seems to be in there is an icon in control panel and when i open it says drive is protected, but i understood that there would be an icon in the system tray ? has no real user controls on this system, am i too assume it is running ? what is the file in the processes in drive manager, I can't recognize a name there to say it is there and running?.
06-18-2010 06:22 PM
That's it guy, you got it !!!
I will add more to the novel later. Hee Hee. and tell you how to get the icon in the system tray.
You can leave the problem as solved.
There are no real user controls, it's either enabled or disabled.
Do you know how to put a screen shot on the site of the opened window of the Drive Guard in the control panel ?
It would be nice to see what you have there exactly.
06-18-2010 10:18 PM - edited 06-19-2010 12:06 AM
There may be simpler ways, but this does work. I let you go through this if you want to, but I am satisfied that your Drive Guard is running just fine, but it would still be nice to see a screen shot.
To put an Icon in the system tray.
Click on the 3D Drive Guard drive in the control panel, under settings you will find "Icon in system tray"
Look over at status and it will say "Hidden"_Under "Options" click "Show"
There are some administrative options in the heading bar under "User Control" you may change if you want to.
Does it look like this ? Yours should be enabled, mine is not supported because of my solid state hard drive. You should also see the choice where to change the Icon from Hidden to Show in the tool bar. I will be uninstalling the drive guard when I am finished with this thread.
06-19-2010 08:42 AM - edited 06-19-2010 08:50 AM
Every thing looks great !! So click on "show" and the icon will appear in the tool bar.
Next, go to the small arrow in the tool bar next to the flag and click on it, then "customize". Find the Drive Guard icon in that list and click on the drop down box and choose "show icon and notifications"
That should make it appear in the tool bar.
Please perform the following test.
Chuck your laptop out the window and after searching through the rubble, I bet the hard drive survived !!
06-19-2010 09:00 AM
You have no idea how much I appreciate your help, would like take you out for a beer (just don't understand why they put one beer in 12 bottles)
But seriously, i can't toss it out the window, but does this program work well, does it save systems or was it just a learning curve ?
Mighta been worth 2 beers
06-19-2010 09:50 AM
I don't know how fast the HP one would work.
Having never dropped my laptop I can't really answer your question.
I usually think of what would happen to my 3000.00$ dollar laptop and that usually is enough to keep me from having an accident. When ever I take it any where it always goes into its case, I never just toss it on the passengers seat of my truck.
When you ask "does it save the system", it simply parks the hard drive arm to keep it from scratching the drive surface. It is the only moving part in the laptop that is vulnerable to a fall. So yes it should protect the data in the system. If the laptop was obliterated , smashed screen and shattered mother board, the hard drive would most likely survive that and you could retrieve your data from it. That's assuming that the hard drive wasn't knocked all to pieces as well or the metal case was dented that would prevent it from spinning.
I am glad everything seamed to have worked out. The Drive Guard software is not complex and It should have installed in W7. I was determined to stick with this until I found the problem.