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Forum: Hardware & Devices 08 Jun 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 2,059
Posted By OldBloke
Yes it's possible to use the two 500GB HDDs in...

Yes it's possible to use the two 500GB HDDs in Raid 0.

How? It's best to download the motherboard's manual
http://www.asus.com.au/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1366/P6T_Deluxe_V2/#download
Forum: General Discussion 08 Jun 2012
Replies: 49
Views: 24,201
Posted By OldBloke
Sometimes this problem can be fixed by running a...

Sometimes this problem can be fixed by running a disk check (if the problem is not caused by extra real files using up space, but is caused by the file system not reporting free space correctly)
...
Forum: Installation & Setup 13 May 2010
Replies: 15
Views: 3,499
Posted By OldBloke
Because F: is on a separate hard drive, you can...

Because F: is on a separate hard drive, you can easily do an experiment to test if it is being used to boot Windows. Turn off the PC and unplug it from the wall power socket before opening it. Unplug...
Forum: Installation & Setup 12 May 2010
Replies: 15
Views: 3,499
Posted By OldBloke
The current version of Ghost works well with...

The current version of Ghost works well with Vista and Windows 7. The reason why people buy it (or Acronis True Image) instead of using Windows' own Backup and Restore is because it has a better...
Forum: Installation & Setup 12 May 2010
Replies: 15
Views: 3,499
Posted By OldBloke
Actually, that information does NOT necessarily...

Actually, that information does NOT necessarily prove your boot files (the BCD) are on C: and that Windows boots directly through the C: drive.

There is a surer way to check:
Look instead in disk...
Forum: Installation & Setup 12 May 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 3,111
Posted By OldBloke
XP and Vista and Win7 all keep the data intact...

XP and Vista and Win7 all keep the data intact when resizing a partition.

It may be necessary to defragment the partition first, if you want to reduce its size, because it will not reduce lower...
Forum: Installation & Setup 12 May 2010
Replies: 10
Views: 12,864
Posted By OldBloke
That tutorial does not solve his problem with...

That tutorial does not solve his problem with already having four primary partitions. It starts assuming you have fewer partitions than that.

If you install Ubuntu into one of your existing...
Forum: Installation & Setup 12 May 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,235
Posted By OldBloke
It seems you did an "in place upgrade" install,...

It seems you did an "in place upgrade" install, keeping a lot of stuff from Vista, instead of doing a clean install.

You could try to clean it up, for example if it kept some files in...
Forum: Installation & Setup 12 May 2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,185
Posted By OldBloke
You can only add extra space to the end of a...

You can only add extra space to the end of a partition, not to its start. In other words, in the diagram, the unallocated space must be on the right of the partition you want to add it to. So in most...
Forum: General Discussion 12 May 2010
Replies: 23
Views: 13,885
Posted By OldBloke
First, please uninstall Partition Magic. It is no...

First, please uninstall Partition Magic. It is no use to you on a computer running Vista or Windows 7.

About the TestDisk program...
First download the version of TestDisk for Windows:...
Forum: General Discussion 12 May 2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,049
Posted By OldBloke
I agree with SIW2 that it's ridiculous. If poor...

I agree with SIW2 that it's ridiculous. If poor people in developing countries didn't use pirated software, they would use no software, or only freeware. So the use of pirated software does not...
Forum: General Discussion 12 May 2010
Replies: 23
Views: 13,885
Posted By OldBloke
I should add: Simply installing Partition magic...

I should add:
Simply installing Partition magic should not have done any damage to your partitions. You must have run it and made some changes. As you didn't tell us what you actually did in...
Forum: General Discussion 11 May 2010
Replies: 23
Views: 13,885
Posted By OldBloke
Partition Magic is dangerous and should not be...

Partition Magic is dangerous and should not be used. It has been finally been withdrawn by Symantec/Norton but some other software distribution sites still have it available.

The problem is that...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Apr 2010
Replies: 54
Views: 6,391
Posted By OldBloke
Boot ini is only used by XP, it does not exist in...

Boot ini is only used by XP, it does not exist in Vista or Windows 7 which use the BCD. The methods already described by other posters above are the right way to change the boot settings in Vista and...
Forum: Installation & Setup 20 Mar 2010
Replies: 7
Views: 3,912
Posted By OldBloke
Great news :) Thanks for letting us know.

Great news :)
Thanks for letting us know.
Forum: Installation & Setup 20 Mar 2010
Replies: 7
Views: 3,912
Posted By OldBloke
Sorry Sahil, I posted my reply (above) before i...

Sorry Sahil, I posted my reply (above) before i noticed your second message.

Windows 7 can make a dual boot menu offering XP and itself
but XP cannot dual boot Win 7

So when you repair Windows...
Forum: Installation & Setup 20 Mar 2010
Replies: 7
Views: 3,912
Posted By OldBloke
Wow, I got a very different meaning from the OP. ...

Wow, I got a very different meaning from the OP.
It looks like he (or she?) made a new partition (maybe shrunk the system partition first to make some space),
Then installed XP into the new...
Forum: General Discussion 20 Mar 2010
Replies: 10
Views: 41,787
Posted By OldBloke
Actually Bare Foot Kid is right that you simply...

Actually Bare Foot Kid is right that you simply should not do it.

Even with a script supposedly "approved by Microsoft" I would not do a forced shutdown habitually.
That command posted by...
Forum: General Discussion 19 Mar 2010
Replies: 13
Views: 9,747
Posted By OldBloke
that might work if you first change to the right...

that might work if you first change to the right folder

CD \windows\resources\themes

and also spell it aero.msstyles not areo.msstyles
Forum: General Discussion 19 Mar 2010
Replies: 32
Views: 9,613
Posted By OldBloke
By the way... When Windows' boot files are on a...

By the way...
When Windows' boot files are on a different partition from the rest of the system (which is the situation imacken had at the start of this thread)... Windows disk management (in XP or...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 19 Mar 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,054
Posted By OldBloke
Does it help if you always use details view in...

Does it help if you always use details view in Explorer?
That way, it only has to show you small icons.

You could try in Control Panel > Folder Options > View > check "always show icons, never...
Forum: General Discussion 19 Mar 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 4,134
Posted By OldBloke
The page you linked to is about recovering a...

The page you linked to is about recovering a deleted dynamic volume. I gather yours is not a dynamic drive.

I have found the freeware TestDisk to be very good at recovering accidentally deleted...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Mar 2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,745
Posted By OldBloke
Something which could be worth trying: Use...

Something which could be worth trying:

Use the file manager on a linux live CD.
I recommend Ubuntu because it's very easy for Windows users who have never used Linux before. Also its most recent...
Forum: General Discussion 28 Feb 2010
Replies: 39
Views: 3,252
Posted By OldBloke
This may be caused by a problem with Windows not...

This may be caused by a problem with Windows not letting you access the folder you are saving your downloads into, because of ownership maybe.

So I suggest you create a new folder for your...
Forum: General Discussion 27 Feb 2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,761
Posted By OldBloke
that's a great idea simple proof :)

that's a great idea
simple proof :)
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