Storage Pools?

DISCLAIMER: I did not design this fix, and credit to the source is at the end of this post. The information is helpful, and thus I feel it should be shared in order to be easier to find.

I recently had a server 2012 R2 machine go dead in the water with a BSOD 0x00000CA, or a “PNP_DETECTED_FATAL_ERROR” fault. What this fault means is that the Plug n Play manager (the software that controls hardware that is ‘plug n play’) has encountered a problem (usually with a driver of some description). As near as I can tell, there is no fix for it other than to roll back to a backup before the error (at least, no fix for now). Continue reading

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The modding is coming…

So the first lot of parts arrived for the modding competition entry today.
It’s going to be big – that case is 15.4kg on its own.


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Mod Competition

So this year I decided to enter the Cooler Master Mod Competition.

It runs every year, and runs worldwide.

You can find more information about it at

I’ll be doing a custom build for it, and will be posting a full worklog over at the Cooler Master forum – you can find my entry here. The other contestants in my category can be found here. The competition is going to be tough, but a lot of fun at the same time.

Images of the build and updates will be posted when I do any work on the build.

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