Fix Silicon Power USB

My SP Silicon Power USB is 8GB, but windows just recognizes it as 2.1MB only even I tried to format it several times. This problem is fixed for my case by following these steps:

Open up command prompt as administrator and , type the following, pressing Enter after each command:


list disk

select disk x (where x is the number of your USB flash drive – use the capacity to work out which one it is)

attributes disk clear readonly


create partition primary

Now I press Window + E, to open Explorer and then click on Computer, click on the USB disk, and Windows should ask to format the USB normally again.


1. Write protection switch

Check that your flash drive doesn’t have a write protection switch. on it,check the flash drive physically.

2. Windows format utility

check if you can’t format it using the normal windows format utility.

3. Command Prompt

Open up command prompt and , type the following, pressing Enter after each command:


list disk

select disk x (where x is the number of your USB flash drive – use the capacity to work out which one it is)

attributes disk clear readonly


create partition primary

format fs=fat32 (you can swap fat32 for ntfs if you only need to use the drive with Windows computers)


4. Regedit

Open up REGEDIT and find your storage In any version of Windows from XP onwards, run Regedit.exe (searching regedit will usually show the program at the top of the list).

Navigate to the following key:



Double-click on the WriteProtect value in the right-hand pane of Regedit.exe. Change the Value data from 1 to 0 and click OK to save the change. Close Regedit and restart your computer. Connect your USB drive again, and you should find it is no longer write protected. You can now format the drive as normal by right-clicking on it in My Computer and choosing Format.

If you can’t find StorageDevicePolicies, you can try creating a key by right-clicking in the white space in the Control folder and choosing New -> Key and carefully entering the name.

Now double-click on the new key (folder) and right-click once again and choose New -> DWORD. Name it WriteProtect and set its value to 0. Click OK, exit Regedit and reboot your computer.

5. Using a manufactures low level formatting tool.
#Silicon Power Low Level Formatters

Now if you have reached this step it obvisously means all the steps above have failed you, which failed me aswell, until I came across an article that spoke about silicon power USB’s and it hi-lighted some of the problems that might occur with them, and the only way to fix or restore these new silicon power USB/FLASH drive default settings, is by using the prescribed manufactures tools, in this case it will be a low level formatting tool specifically for your USB/FLASH drive brand or manufacture, not just any low level formatting tool will work on your flash drive, however,below I have supplied you with a low level formatting tool that will fix your “write protection error” on your usb/flash drive which works for most manufactures and brands..

Now please take not that this will only work with USB/FLASH drives that only have PS2251 controller which most use.

I hope you found this usefully…



How to install Intel Graphics Installer for Linux Mint

How to install Intel Graphics Installer for Linux Mint


The Intel® Graphics Installer for Linux* allows you to easily install the latest graphics and video drivers for your Intel graphics hardware. This allows you to stay current with the latest enhancements, optimizations, and fixes to the Intel® Graphics Stack to ensure the best user experience with your Intel® graphics hardware. The Intel® Graphics Installer for Linux* is available for the latest versions of Ubuntu* and Fedora*.


LinuxMint is based upon Ubuntu so the installer should work with LinuxMint too. But we don’t know how the installer does not accept Linux Mint.

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Download PDF list of Clinicalkey Subscription Packages

Clinicalkey Subscription Packages

Last Updated on 30 Aug 2014.

This is the list of resources included for subscription packages at Clinicalkey. If you haven’t had a subscription to Clinicalkey yet, you may still find this list useful as it covering all major areas of clinical practice with reliable resources that you can trust.

Clinicalkey Subscription Packages
Clinicalkey Subscription Packages

Download PDF list of Clinicalkey Subscription Packages

You can download PDF list of Clinicalkey Subscription Packages from here for a better format: All_Subscriptions_Clinicalkey.pdf. Here are the list of subscription packages as of 30 Aug 2014.

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How to install Java and BlueJ on Linux Mint

How to install Java and BlueJ on Linux Mint

This post shows you how to install Java and BlueJ on Linux Mint 17 step by step.


Installing Java and BlueJ on Linux Mint
Installing Java and BlueJ on Linux Mint

1. Identify your version of Linux (32 or 64 bits)

First thing first, you need to know which version of Linux you have: a 32 bit or 64 bit version. You can easy identify by using this command in the terminal:

uname -m

2. Installing Java

Visit the Java SE download for the latest version of Java SE. At the time of this post, the current version is Java SE Development Kit 8u25. Because my Linux Mint is 64 bit version, so I downloaded the latest file: jdk-8u25-linux-x64.tar.gz

Open the terminal and use the below command to uncompressed it to the home directory. Suppose that your downloaded file is in the Download folder and please modify the command according to your version of Java SE.

tar xvfz Downloads/jdk-8u25-linux-x64.tar.gz


3- Installing Bluej

Go to BlueJ download and choose all other systems (executable jar file) 6.8 MB) to download the ‘jar’ version. For my case, its version is bluej-314.jar.

Type this command to install Bluej (modify the command if you have a different version of BlueJ)

jdk1.8.0_25/bin/java -jar Downloads/bluej-314.jar


The BlueJ install window appear, accept all default and install it.

Installing Java and BlueJ on Linux Mint
Installing Java and BlueJ on Linux Mint 17

After you installed it successfully, to run Bluej, in the terminal type:



WordPress popular plugin configurations by GoDaddy Quick Setup

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WordPress popular plugin configuration by GoDaddy Quick Setup


When you order WordPress Site/Blog hosting from GoDaddy, it handles the technical stuff for you from server setup, security, backups, and even performance optimization. Thus, we can have a little bit more time to focus on other important things like designing, managing content. One of the features I like maybe its plugin providing WordPress popular plugin configurations.

During the WordPress installation process, GoDaddy Quick Setup from GoDaddy will help you start your site in ten minutes by providing some basic information.

So if you are curious about what are the popular WordPress plugins they are listing, here you go:

Wordpress popular plugin by GoDaddy Plugin
WordPress popular plugin by GoDaddy Plugin

I know that you may want to try those WordPress popular plugin on your own sites, so I copy them here for you.

Plugin Description
Plugin Description

Used by millions, Akismet is quite possibly the best way in the world to protect your blog from comment and trackback spam. It keeps your site protected from spam even while you sleep. To get started: 1) Click the “Activate” link to the left of this description, 2) Sign up for an Akismet API key, and 3) Go to your Akismet configuration page, and save your API key.

Version 3.0.3 | By Automattic | View details
Comprehensive Google Map Plugin

A simple and intuitive, yet elegant and fully documented Google map plugin that installs as a widget and a short code. The plugin is packed with useful features. Widget and shortcode enabled. Offers extensive configuration options for markers, over 250 custom marker icons, marker Geo mashup, controls, size, KML files, location by latitude/longitude, location by address, info window, directions, traffic/bike lanes and more.

Version 9.1.2 | By Alex Zagniotov | View details
Contact Form 7

Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible.

Version 4.0.2 | By Takayuki Miyoshi | View details
Disable Comments

Allows administrators to globally disable comments on their site. Comments can be disabled according to post type.

Version 1.2 | By Samir Shah | View details | GitHub
Exclude Pages from Navigation

Provides a checkbox on the editing page which you can check to exclude pages from the primary navigation. IMPORTANT NOTE: This will remove the pages from any “consumer” side page listings, which may not be limited to your page navigation listings.

Version 1.92 | By Simon Wheatley | View details
Go Daddy Quick Setup

Get your site started in ten minutes by answering some easy questions. Use our beautiful themes and popular plugin configurations to get your website started quickly.

Google Analytics

Enables Google Analytics on all pages.

Version 1.0.5 | By Kevin Sylvestre | View details
Really Simple CAPTCHA

Really Simple CAPTCHA is a CAPTCHA module intended to be called from other plugins. It is originally created for my Contact Form 7 plugin.

Version 1.8 | By Takayuki Miyoshi | View details
Simple Page Ordering

Order your pages and hierarchical post types using drag and drop on the built in page list. For further instructions, open the “Help” tab on the Pages screen.

Version 2.2.3 | By Jake Goldman, 10up | View details
Simple Social Buttons

Insert social buttons into posts and archives: Facebook “Like it”, Google Plus One “+1″, Twitter share and Pinterest.

Version 1.7.7 | By Paweł Rabinek | View details
Site Offline or Coming Soon

Make safe changes to your site by enabling site offline mode with this plugin you’ll be able to navigate your site normally but your regular visitor will se a site offline or coming soon page

Version 1.6.4 | By wpecommerce | View details
WordPress SEO

The first true all-in-one SEO solution for WordPress, including on-page content analysis, XML sitemaps and much more.

Version 1.7.1 | By Team Yoast | View details
WP101 Video Tutorials

WordPress video tutorials, delivered right in your dashboard.

Version 0.1 | By

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Create a Tree View of your Google Drive

If you have ever worked with DOS or Linux before, you’ll be familiar with the “tree” command that recursively lists all the files and folders in the current directory in a tree like format. Most of us prefer visual navigation through Windows Explorer or Mac Finder but a unique advantage with the tree command is that you can save and print the directory structure.

Google Drive - Folder Tree

Tree Command for your Google Drive

I have written a little Google Script that is much like running “tree” but against your Google Drive. It creates a hierarchical tree diagram of all the files and folders in your Google Drive that you can save for offline reference or even print.

To get started, click here and authorize the script to access the files in your Google Drive. Once the authorization is complete, it may take a minute to generate the entire Google Drive tree. You’ll then get a link to download an HTML file that mirrors your Drive structure. You can directly send the file to the printer as well.

Internally, all the script does is recursive traversal and the tree itself is sylized through simple CSS. In the current version, only the folder names in the tree are linked to their corresponding location in your Google Drive though the script can be easily extended to create a more data-rich tree that includes details like file URLs, sharing permissions, file sizes, file types and so on.

The process may take slightly longer if you have a large drive with tons of file and folders. Also, as soon as you authorize the Google Drive Tree script, you’ll get an email from Google with instructions on how to revoke access. You can do so as soon as the tree has been generated.

The story, Create a Tree View of your Google Drive, was originally published at Digital Inspiration by Amit Agarwal on 25/11/2014 under Google Drive, Internet.