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Forum: Performance & Maintenance 29 Dec 2014
Replies: 58
Views: 22,048
Posted By alan10
I doubt that anyone here believes that Windows...

I doubt that anyone here believes that Windows ignores disk identities.
If it finds an identity clash it fixes it somehow - typically by putting something off-line.

Does anyone here seriously...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 29 Dec 2014
Replies: 58
Views: 22,048
Posted By alan10
Sorry but that is totally and completely wrong. ...

Sorry but that is totally and completely wrong.
There was only one off WDC HDD plus one off Samsung HDD.

For some reason Windows 7 woke up stupid - more stupid than normal.
Something idiotic...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 28 Dec 2014
Replies: 58
Views: 22,048
Posted By alan10
N.B. On start-up the 'F8' and 'DEL' keys allow...

N.B.
On start-up the 'F8' and 'DEL' keys allow me access to the BIOS,
"Abandon all hope Ye who enter Here".

Once I have done whatever needs doing there,
I may chose to continue into Windows, or...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 28 Dec 2014
Replies: 58
Views: 22,048
Posted By alan10
I understood that you were saying that Windows...

I understood that you were saying that Windows WRITES as well as READS the ID at boot time,
and only on the basis that WINDOWS IS SO STUPID THAT SUCH BEHAVIOR IS BELIEVABLE did I go along with you !...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 27 Dec 2014
Replies: 58
Views: 22,048
Posted By alan10
Yes, that was my topic and gave my initial...

Yes, that was my topic and gave my initial understanding of what led to my problems at that time.

Please note that I was NEVER CARELESS with DISKPART.
In fact I never even used it until AFTER...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 27 Dec 2014
Replies: 58
Views: 22,048
Posted By alan10
Where were you when I asked years ago how to turn...

Where were you when I asked years ago how to turn my disk back to GPT ! ! !
ALL INTELLECTUAL GIANTS AT THAT TIME FAILED TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM.

Please explain how and why Windows would decide that...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 26 Dec 2014
Replies: 58
Views: 22,048
Posted By alan10
With all due respect, data backups are NOT...

With all due respect, data backups are NOT RELEVANT to the topic in hand,
which is concerned with the relevant merits of GPT and MBR style Disks.

Post #7 indicates how useless GPT can be as a...
Forum: Backup and Restore 15 Sep 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 7,578
Posted By alan10
Might I suggest that if a topic becomes...

Might I suggest that if a topic becomes irrelevant within a few days,
it should at some time become automatically locked to prevent accidental resuscitation a few years later :)
Forum: Hardware & Devices 26 Aug 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,519
Posted By alan10
:banghead: Oh HORROR :banghead: ...

:banghead: Oh HORROR :banghead:

CrystalDisk shows you are trying to fix C:\.

Do you realize that after the tool has done its job you will have to reinstall Windows and ALL software that is...
Forum: Backup and Restore 15 Aug 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,323
Posted By alan10
I strongly recommend Lazesoft for Data Recovery ...

I strongly recommend Lazesoft for Data Recovery
Lazesoft Recovery Suite Home Free Download (http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/Lazesoft-Recovery-Suite-Home.shtml)
It runs...
Forum: Backup and Restore 15 Aug 2014
Replies: 1,871
Views: 182,741
Posted By alan10
My experiences of restoring an intelligent Used...

My experiences of restoring an intelligent Used Space only Incremental backup of the Licensed version of Macrium reflect include :-
Exact Same Sectors when restoring to the same partition on the...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 17 Feb 2014
Replies: 58
Views: 22,048
Posted By alan10
I totally agree. I remembered wrongly,...

I totally agree.


I remembered wrongly, and Lazesoft made absolutely no such mistake.

I actually tried many third party tools and they were all defeated by Windows insisting that the GPT DIsk...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 17 Feb 2014
Replies: 58
Views: 22,048
Posted By alan10
"Beta Release" refers to the first...

"Beta Release" refers to the first generation/issue/release of a Partition MANAGER.
I was not applying the term "Beta Release" to the definition of GPT Partitions.


I have nothing against the...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 17 Feb 2014
Replies: 58
Views: 22,048
Posted By alan10
In my opinion it can be dangerous for a Partition...

In my opinion it can be dangerous for a Partition Manager to modify the partitions of the drive that holds the live Windows C:\ partition which it is running under.
Safer to use a Boot CD.
...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 15 Feb 2014
Replies: 50
Views: 141,448
Posted By alan10
IMPORTANT WARNING about System C:\System Volume Information.

If you need VSS for partition image backups etc. you MAY encounter difficulties if you prohibit "System Volume Information" from partition C:\

Very recently I have seen on the Macrium Reflect...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 14 Feb 2014
Replies: 50
Views: 141,448
Posted By alan10
I see no such thing. I see a tracking.log ...

I see no such thing.
I see a tracking.log

I remember finding that on Win XP this was a list identifying which volumes were mounted and whether they were being monitored for system restore...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 12 Feb 2014
Replies: 50
Views: 141,448
Posted By alan10
Have you explored the many facilities that are...

Have you explored the many facilities that are CRYPTICALLY listed via
CACLS /?

My Laptop had XP and CACLS allowed me full control of S.V.I.

How about ICACLS, which comes in Win7 but not in XP...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 12 Feb 2014
Replies: 50
Views: 141,448
Posted By alan10
WizTree is the fastest way of seeing what is on a...

WizTree is the fastest way of seeing what is on a disk.
My restore is turned off, but Wiztree shows me five files totalling 8.3 MB within "C:\System Volume Information".
It also shows me 3 files in...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 11 Feb 2014
Replies: 50
Views: 141,448
Posted By alan10
WITHOUT having access to System Volume...

WITHOUT having access to System Volume Information ( S.V.I. ),
you can choose which partitions to monitor for System Restore purposes.
If C:\ is monitored/protected then S.V.I. is "In Use" and...
Forum: General Discussion 07 Feb 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,508
Posted By alan10
Randomly Disk 1 becomes Disk 0 and vice versa if...

Randomly Disk 1 becomes Disk 0 and vice versa if connected via SATA.

That is one of the stupid race hazards that Microsoft make us live with.

I find the drive numbers tend to be allocated in...
Forum: General Discussion 07 Feb 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 905
Posted By alan10
Bump

Bump
Forum: Backup and Restore 05 Feb 2014
Replies: 1,871
Views: 182,741
Posted By alan10
I'm thinking mounting the image and comparing to...

I'm thinking mounting the image and comparing to the original. Verification takes too long to just be checking hash totals. It takes almost as long to verify the image as it does to make it.
...
Forum: Backup and Restore 05 Feb 2014
Replies: 1,871
Views: 182,741
Posted By alan10
That is correct. But most PCs can do 64bit today....

That is correct. But most PCs can do 64bit today. Only very old PCs may be 32bit only.
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In my view that is an exceptionally dangerous assumption.

A 32 bit application can run on a 64...
Forum: General Discussion 04 Feb 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By alan10
Why export in UNICODE mode, RegEdit allows...

Why export in UNICODE mode,

RegEdit allows you to select Win9x mode which uses ANSI text - half the size of a Unicode file.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 03 Feb 2014
Replies: 58
Views: 22,048
Posted By alan10
A legacy BIOS system is one whose firmware...

A legacy BIOS system is one whose firmware behaves essentially the same as the IBM PC/AT model... Where the mechanism of interaction with an OS is primarily in the form of interrupts. It also...
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