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Postby crisun on Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:06 pm

hoxlund
do you have XP ? and if so do you have sp2 installed ?
just woundering
because when i tested with sp2 my virus program acted just like kprobe does for you
restarted my comp when i presed update virus deffention

just thougt that it might be sp2 that's the problem
but i might be on the wrong track


sorry for my bad english

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Postby hoxlund on Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:23 pm

im running 64 bit windows RC1

haven't tried kprobe with that yet

but last night i changed my mobo, heatsink, vid cards to my new stuff in my sig

so hopefully it won't happen if i try it
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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Feb 11, 2005 12:53 pm

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Postby Gary Kokkin on Fri Apr 08, 2005 10:59 pm

Ian wrote:Ask and you shall receive...

KProbe2 v2.4.2 - 9/01/2004

Changelog:

1. Remove realtime chart option
2. Add Sampling/Errors count



Is "Sampling/Errors count" the big difference in quality scan than 2.4.0 ver. ?- I prefer real time chart than waiting with nothing..
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Postby MediumRare on Sun Apr 10, 2005 3:53 pm

Gary Kokkin wrote:I prefer real time chart than waiting with nothing..

Actually, activating the real-time chart significantly affected the results reported for the scan (e.g. no. of samples). The way KProbe builds the diagram takes a lot of CPU cycles. The author recommended that this option be left off. So it's no surprise that it was removed. If you want to see intermediate results while you scan, use CD-Speed.

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Postby rdgrimes on Sun Apr 10, 2005 6:33 pm

You can still see real-time results without the chart enabled, you just have to watch the numbers at the bottom.

BTW. version 2.4.3 is supposed to be available, but I've been unable to get the auto-updater to DL it. The DL always fails.
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Postby Ian on Sun Apr 10, 2005 7:55 pm

rdgrimes wrote:BTW. version 2.4.3 is supposed to be available, but I've been unable to get the auto-updater to DL it. The DL always fails.


Thanks for the reminder. Here it is for those that want to try it out:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/files/KP2Setup.exe

The change log is the same as for 2.4.2. I'm not sure if Karr forgot to update it or what.

I also noticed that Karr has some of his wedding pictures on his website. Both he and his wife look very happy.
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Postby rdgrimes on Sun Apr 10, 2005 10:04 pm

According to OCFreak, the only change is the fix for a drive detection bug.

Yes, wife and baby too. :wink:
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Postby MediumRare on Thu Apr 14, 2005 5:25 pm

rdgrimes wrote:According to OCFreak, the only change is the fix for a drive detection bug.

Thanks for the information- I just tried it out. And thank you for hosting it, Ian.

However, I think this version has introduced a bug in detecting drive properties. If I click on "Info / Drive", the "DriveInfo" window is displayed for a moment and the application dies. This is independent of ASPI/SPTI drivers and occurs for all 3 of my LiteOn drives (LTD-163, LTR-48246S and SOHW-1213S@1653S).

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Postby dodecahedron on Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:14 pm

MediumRare wrote:If I click on "Info / Drive", the "DriveInfo" window is displayed for a moment and the application dies.

yup here too.
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Postby Ian on Tue Oct 18, 2005 7:58 am

KProbe2 v2.5.0 - 10/18/2005

http://www.cdrlabs.com/files/KP2Setup250.exe

Changelog:

1. Fix bug: DVD-R DL ADER write error
2. Add AtapiCommander

According to Karr, this will probably be the last version of KProbe (he actually said this about v2.4.5 but it had some bugs that needed to be fixed #-o ). As I mentioned in the Subscriber Forum, KProbe will eventually be replaced by "LiteTool". Unlike KProbe, it will be officially supported by Lite-On.
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Postby MediumRare on Tue Oct 18, 2005 1:06 pm

Thank you Ian, and Karr. :D
Ian wrote:As I mentioned in the Subscriber Forum

Is there other information that only subscribers get? I thought this was an "ad-free and extra attachment volume" deal. :o

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Postby Ian on Tue Oct 18, 2005 1:21 pm

There are things discussed in the Subscriber Forum that aren't mentioned out here. It's just one of the benefits of being a subscriber.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Oct 18, 2005 1:50 pm

Ian wrote:There are things discussed in the Subscriber Forum that aren't mentioned out here. It's just one of the benefits of being a subscriber.


Nothing of ground breaking importance of course though... anything really important will ALWAYS be said in the public areas. :D
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Postby molitar on Tue Oct 18, 2005 9:58 pm

On the issue of KProbe causing systems to reboot from my experience it is not ASPI most of the time. Here is what happened with me.

The installer is not creating the registration key for KProbe so it reboots the computer. When I followed instructions and looked for the key kprobe it did not exist so I did the registry entry method and it ran fine. I than tried changing it to ASPI and it still runs fine so it's the lack of the key being created in the first time installation that is causing most of these issues I have emailed this to the author also.
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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Oct 19, 2005 1:26 am

exactly what registry key are you talking about ?
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Postby molitar on Wed Oct 19, 2005 3:32 am

Ok from above directions...

OK it's simple to change the driver in the registry:
- start the registry editor regedit
- go to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\KProbe"
- change the value of the key "SPTI" from 0 to 1

Or you can create a file "SPTI.reg" in notepad or whatever and paste this text:
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\KProbe]
"SPTI"=dword:00000001

The initial - go to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\KProbe" did not exist when I looked in registry. After I did an import of the above so that a HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\KProbe existed I could than run it in either aspi or spti. The problem is that I even tried an older version 2.42 and still had the same issue. Because the initial key is missing the subkeys are not able to be created hence the rebooting of the operating system. So it's just a simple installer issue not installing the default registry keys so that they exist for it to read and write setttings from.
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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Oct 19, 2005 6:15 am

well, i have that registry key, and still doing Info -> Drive KProbe dies.
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Postby MediumRare on Fri Oct 21, 2005 4:10 pm

dodecahedron wrote:well, i have that registry key, and still doing Info -> Drive KProbe dies.

I think there are two topics crossing paths here. molitar is referring to the problems in altering the drivers. The problem and patch are described on the previous page of this thread.

The other problem is that KProbe died when querying DriveInfo. This seems to be fixed in version 2.5.1 :D (currently available at CDFreaks).

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Postby Ian on Fri Oct 21, 2005 4:30 pm

MediumRare wrote:The other problem is that KProbe died when querying DriveInfo. This seems to be fixed in version 2.5.1 :D (currently available at CDFreaks).


Yeah, I'm slacking this week. Here you go:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/files/KP2Setup.exe
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Postby MediumRare on Tue Nov 01, 2005 6:29 am

Just got around to trying 2.5.1. I think I'll stick with 2.4.2 or 2.4.3 at present: I routinely save my DVD scans with both linear and logarithmic scales (which I prefer) and CD scans logarithmic only (with KProbe 1).

In 2.4.3 and earlier, the logarithmic scales started at 0.1 but in 2.5.x, the lower value is 1. This means that all PIF counts of 1 don't show up on a logarithmic plot (CD Doctor did this too). OK, starting at 0.1 tends to dramatize the low counts but at least they're visible. The "ideal" solution, as far as I'm concerned, is to start the log plot at 0.8 or thereabouts. The 1-counts show up but don't dominate the chart.

I know that the charting widget in KProbe supports partial logarithmic decades (unlike Excel) because you can manually set a maximum. Also, I know that you can zoom in on a part of the chart by marking a region with the left mouse button pressed, but that's not a feasible solution for routine use and reproducible displays.

I guess I'd really like to be able to manually set the minimum as well as the maximum value (but that's not new :wink:).

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Postby Ian on Fri Mar 03, 2006 5:59 pm

Here's the latest version of KProbe:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/files/KP2Setup252.exe

And yes, it will now do write quality testing with Blu-ray discs. You'll need one of Lite-On's Blu-ray writers of course.

Changelog:

1. Add SmartBurn/HyperTuning/OverSpeed setting.
2. Supports Blu-ray.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Mar 03, 2006 6:31 pm

Hey Ian, let's put in an order for a 6pk of those LiteON BluRay burners ok? :wink:

Really though, I wonder how the testing will turn out. I suspect it'll be even more problamatic then DVD :o
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Postby Bhairav on Fri Mar 03, 2006 10:39 pm

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Postby Karr on Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:44 pm

Bhairav wrote:What's the bug in 2.5.2?
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showpost.php?p ... tcount=725


I have fixed it... sorry for inconvenience... #-o
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