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Forum: Graphic Cards 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By Mark Phelps
You should check your Catalyst version. The...

You should check your Catalyst version. The current stable one in 14.9, but AMD has posted a 14.11.2 Beta set you could try.
Forum: Graphic Cards 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 657
Posted By Mark Phelps
OK, sorry -- my mistake, then. What you have is...

OK, sorry -- my mistake, then. What you have is more than one graphics chip, not Hybrid graphics, and in that case, the AMD drivers should work without any problem.

I do know there was some...
Forum: Graphic Cards 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 657
Posted By Mark Phelps
My guess would be -- because you have a Hybrid...

My guess would be -- because you have a Hybrid Intel/AMD graphics machine and, from what I've read, the drivers on the AMD site are not designed for Hybrid machines.

In general, when you have...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By Mark Phelps
Why are you messing around with a Windows-98-era...

Why are you messing around with a Windows-98-era configuration file? If you want to change windows configuration settings in Win7, you should be using "msconfig".
Forum: Drivers 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 699
Posted By Mark Phelps
Last time I ran into this problem was when I was...

Last time I ran into this problem was when I was using a "work" laptop -- and the administrators had disabled that on purpose -- to prevent folks installing unauthorized stuff.

If this is indeed,...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By Mark Phelps
If you installed "alongside", allowing the Ubuntu...

If you installed "alongside", allowing the Ubuntu installer to shrink the Win7 OS partition to make room, it's very likely you corrupted the Windows filesystem in the process -- because the installer...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By Mark Phelps
If that doesn't work, you will need to consider...

If that doesn't work, you will need to consider using data recovery apps to get your documents back. A free app is known as "recuva". You would have to remove the hard drive from the netbook,...
Forum: Backup and Restore 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By Mark Phelps
OK, so what was the result -- what did SeaTools...

OK, so what was the result -- what did SeaTools find?
Forum: Backup and Restore 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 538
Posted By Mark Phelps
Also, I believe the Mintool Partition Wizard Boot...

Also, I believe the Mintool Partition Wizard Boot CD has an "align" option. So, you could boot from that, choose align -- and fix this.
Forum: Backup and Restore 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By Mark Phelps
How did you do this, using Window Restore? You...

How did you do this, using Window Restore? You should know that only restores the Operating System to an older date, not the entire PC.

Also, how did you determine that all your files are gone? ...
Forum: Backup and Restore 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By Mark Phelps
Wow! Two days to do a backup is an indication of...

Wow! Two days to do a backup is an indication of a failing hard drive because the controller is trying over and over to read failing sectors. A backup should take only a few minutes.

You need to...
Forum: Installation & Setup 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 653
Posted By Mark Phelps
Found the following info that addresses a similar...

Found the following info that addresses a similar problem:



CPU-z -> http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html (http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html)

...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By Mark Phelps
Have you connected your PC to a domain? Asking,...

Have you connected your PC to a domain? Asking, because creating a roaming profile with the username followed by .V2 can result from that.

You should be able to go into Control Panel and simply...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By Mark Phelps
If there's no windows.old folder, looks like they...

If there's no windows.old folder, looks like they did an Custom install, not an Upgrade -- and in that case, all the previous files and folders are gone (kind of ...).

You MIGHT be able to...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 129
Views: 3,619
Posted By Mark Phelps
The Consumer Preview is coming out next month. ...

The Consumer Preview is coming out next month. That would be good to try.

Folks have done upgrades from XP, Win7, and Win8 and they all worked.

But BEFORE you install Win10, understand that...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By Mark Phelps
The following is from askubuntu about using the...

The following is from askubuntu about using the remove_hiberfile option:



While this could then give you access to the partition and be able to read/write it, it's possible that Win7 will no...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By Mark Phelps
So, it fails AFTER the updating, every time, but...

So, it fails AFTER the updating, every time, but not BEFORE the updating? IF so, try clean reinstall and then do not do any updates -- and see if you can reboot that repeatedly without problems.
...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By Mark Phelps
Your initial comments sound a lot like a failing...

Your initial comments sound a lot like a failing hard drive -- which is familiar to me because I have much the same laptop and it started exhibiting the same problems last year. I removed the drive,...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By Mark Phelps
I've generally had poor results using adapters --...

I've generally had poor results using adapters -- which I'm forced to do these days since my newer motherboard-based PCs don't have IDE drive cable sockets anymore. I often have to connect,...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By Mark Phelps
Not going to get into an argument of how much...

Not going to get into an argument of how much better Win7 is than Vista -- but can say, that when I upgraded an old laptop from Vista to Win7, I immediately saw improvements in performance.

So,...
Forum: Graphic Cards 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Posted By Mark Phelps
Despite what some apps claim, you can NOT repair...

Despite what some apps claim, you can NOT repair damaged sectors with software. Modern hard drives keep spare sectors and will automatically do sector remapping, which doesn't fix the sectors, it...
Forum: Backup and Restore 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By Mark Phelps
Sorry to say this, but in every instance where...

Sorry to say this, but in every instance where any of my partitions were reported as "raw", that mean that the drive had suffered physical damage. And, in NONE of those cases was I able to recover...
Forum: Backup and Restore 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By Mark Phelps
There is no software app that will work ALL the...

There is no software app that will work ALL the time to restore data from drives -- internal or external.

If data was simply deleted, even free data recovery apps like "Recuva" can get it back....
Forum: Backup and Restore 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By Mark Phelps
I did this recently and the way I did it was to...

I did this recently and the way I did it was to first do an image backup using Macrium Reflect, to an external drive. Then, I swapped the SSD for the HDD, rebooted using the MR boot USB, and...
Forum: Backup and Restore 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 14,224
Posted By Mark Phelps
That actually depends on what's contained on the...

That actually depends on what's contained on the "recovery" disk.

Unfortunately, there are two kinds and the OEMs tend to be somewhat vague on labeling each.

The first is a CD that is used...
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