Category: Windows Tips, Fixits and Hacks


How to remove OEM Recovery Partition in windows 8 / 7

  1. Windows Logo Key + R and type in ‘diskpart’ (CMD will open)
  2. Type ‘list volume’ (you will see a list of all your partitions)
  3. Next ‘select volume [volume_number] (use the number in the ‘Volume ###’ section of the previous command)
  4. remove letter [drive_letter]
  5. ‘exit’

And thats it, you’re done. No more annoying recovery partition showing up.

To add the letter back at the future date you can follow the same method above but replace step 4 with:

‘assign letter [drive_letter]’


How to boot windows 8 in safe mode

Easy Way:

On boot go into Recovery (normally F11) > Advanced Otions > Windows Startup Settings and voilia, you are done.

In the case where you do not see Startup Settings in windows 8 follow the hard way below

Hard Way:

Boot into Recovery, open Command Prompt and type…

Bcdedit /set {bootmgr} displaybootmenu yes

restart your pc and you can now press F8 on startup to get to startup settings.

To disable this again, go back in command prompt and type

Bcdedit /set {bootmgr} displaybootmenu no


How to fix Windows 8.1 LogiLDA.dll boot error 0

How to fix Windows 8.1 LogiLDA.dll boot error


After a Windows 8.1 upgrade, one may experience an error such as in the image above. Saying

There was a problem starting C:WindowsSystem32LogiLDA.dll
The Specified Module could not be found

This is a slight flaw in the upgrade but luckily, the fix is pretty simple. Just put the following in a bash file and run it, or alternatively open up Command Prompt and run it. (more…)