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I made my PC a year ago and it runs great. I had purchased a 4TB Toshiba X300 internal HDD for it and it works flawlessly. Recently I decided to add a new HDD in addition and went for 3.5'' Toshiba X300 8TB. But the problem is that my PC is not picking it up. It is being shown as "Unknown Not Initialized" in disk manager and doesn't event show the capacity. Furthermore, if I try to initialize it, it shows "A device which doesnot exist was specified" error. In my BIOS sometimes it would show up as detected but as a 4TB one. I updated my BIOS, all the drivers and then it started to show up as 8TB but that doesn't solve the issue still. I checked all my cables, used new ones, tried installing windows on it(can't because it doesn't show up), heck even Ubuntu because I thought maybe it was a Windows issue. I can not use any software since it doesn't event show up anywhere. This is the 2nd time it is happening(I bought one(same) and returned one already because it was giving me the same error). I have tried everything to my knowledge and still don't know what the issue is. I think its my Motherboard that doesnt support more than 4TB but that doesn't make any sense. Bios is running in UEFI mode and yes I am trying to use GPT.Any help would be appreciated.
My PC specs: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/BJ69Rk
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GOG to discontinue its Fair Price Package program on March 31
by Florin Bodnarescu
Digital storefront GOG has announced that it will discontinue its Fair Price Package program at the end of next month.
The CD Projekt-owned game distribution service plans to do away with a consumer-friendly perk it was alone in offering. For those not familiar, here's how the site describes it:
As a result of this practice, GOG gave users back "12% of the game price from our own pocket", with the figure being as high as 37% in some cases. The news post pins the change in policy on the recent move towards giving developers a higher cut, which obviously diminishes the store's share:
The last sentence is particularly interesting in light of a Kotaku report which states that GOG has quietly let go "around a dozen" staffers last week. A former employee alleges that the move was done due to financial reasons:
It's perhaps not surprising in hindsight why the previously GOG-exclusive Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, launched on October 23 last year, made its way to Steam on November 9. CD Projekt's CEO, Adam Kiciński, had this to say in a financial call held in November of 2018:
In light of all this, it's not surprising that CD Projekt RED's upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 RPG won't be exclusive to either the Epic Games Store, or the company's own GOG.com.
Folks that still want to take advantage of the Fair Price Package program can do so until March 31, 2019. Wallet funds obtained via the program will be available for 12 months "from the moment you’ve been granted your last funds."
By Steven P.
The only thing Windows Phone 8.x users are getting in the Store is error 805a0193
by Steven Parker
Earlier this year Microsoft announced that the definitive cutoff for Windows Phone 8.x users for app updates and downloads would be July 1, 2019, and this would follow apps no longer being able to be submitted to the store for those devices from Oct 31, 2018, which has already passed. However, users have been reporting on Twitter and Reddit that they can no longer download apps in the store and instead are greeted with an error "805a0193" message.
Although many of the tweets have gone unanswered, the @MicrosoftHelps account did respond to at least one tweet regarding problems Windows Phone users are having accessing the Store, after initially providing support to the tweet for Windows 10 Mobile:
Although we're just coming out of the weekend, which could easily be blamed for technicians not yet rectifying the access issues Windows Phone users are having, as of writing, people still can't get apps in the Store on their Windows Phone 8.x devices and @MicrosoftHelps hasn't acknowledged the issue either.
A volunteer contributor in the Microsoft Community support forums did suggest that the problem would normally be resolved "in 1-2 days", but that was posted on Friday, and here we are three days later.
Source: Windows Latest
Are you still using a Windows Phone 8.x device as a daily driver and having this issue? Let us know in the comments.
By Ruel Revales
Microsoft explains the August and September 2018 monthly rollup, security install issues
by Ruel Revales
Several customers who attempted to install the August or September 2018 Monthly Rollups or security-only updates on their Windows 7 devices experienced an error in the process. Now, Microsoft has explained that this was due to the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 servicing stack update (KB 3177467) missing from their machine. That update was released way back in October 2016.
In a blog article posted to Microsoft's tech community site, the company noted that error 0x8000FFFF, which showed up when users tried to install the August 30 Monthly Rollup Preview (KB 4343894), the September 11 Monthly Rollup (KB 4457144), or the September 11 Security-only update (KB 4457145) without the KB 3177467 update. This occurred after the rollout of the Windows 7 SP1 Monthly Rollup (KB 4343900). To help resolve the issue, Microsoft advised customers to install the October 2016 Windows 7 SP1 update first, and then apply the August 30 or September 11, 2018 updates.
Microsoft believed that many customers missed the update and chose to install only the default monthly security fixes, skipping the full servicing stack, because KB 3177467 was marked “critical" and not as a security fix.
The software giant intends to reissue KB3177467 as part of the October 2018 Update on Tuesday, and categorize it as a security update to let blocked customers install the August 2018 or later monthly security-only updates. Moving forward, Microsoft will mark the servicing stack updates as "security" instead of "critical" so as to help customers avoid the same error.