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Forum: Hardware & Devices 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 144
Posted By gregrocker
Since you say you have your data backed up...

Since you say you have your data backed up adequately I'm not going to deal with your mystery partition deletion. Likely something to do with the excess Primary partition anomaly. You can have...
Forum: General Discussion 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By gregrocker
I'd test performance immediately after install,...

I'd test performance immediately after install, then after each group of Updates, then after each program install or settings change, to try to isolate what is causing this.

If it happens...
Forum: General Discussion 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By gregrocker
Did you even read what I wrote? I said nothing...

Did you even read what I wrote? I said nothing about installing any drivers yourself, in fact I said specifically that the problem sounds like you were forcing drivers that win7 doesn't want. ...
Forum: General Discussion 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By gregrocker
First reboot and tap the F12 key to run Dell...

First reboot and tap the F12 key to run Dell hardware Diagnostics. There may be two suites, one listed as Diagnostics and the other listed as Utility Partition. Run them all to get the hardware...
Forum: General Discussion 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By gregrocker
Sounds like some driver you've forced or program...

Sounds like some driver you've forced or program you have in common may be involved. Compare the install you have on the PC's to the perfect install compiled in...
Forum: Installation & Setup 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 96
Posted By gregrocker
It sounds like you have an MSATA drive with SSD...

It sounds like you have an MSATA drive with SSD cache to speed performance. These caches are almost always 32gb. Are you sure yours in only 20gb? Some will be hidden until IRST is changed to AHCI...
Forum: Installation & Setup 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By gregrocker
And of course you must boot the installer and not...

And of course you must boot the installer and not run it from Windows.

Read the tutorial you were provided which will assure you get and keep a perfect install.
Forum: News 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By gregrocker
Eager to see and try this. Win7 will need a...

Eager to see and try this. Win7 will need a worthy successor one day.
Forum: General Discussion 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 801
Posted By gregrocker
I provided this tutorial Hard Drive Diagnostic...

I provided this tutorial Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure (http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html) in which John discusses HDFT.

I have only gotten it to run lately from Windows slaving the test HD.
Forum: Customization 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By gregrocker
Try uninstalling and reinstalling Flash player...

Try uninstalling and reinstalling Flash player using the tool and download from Adobe: Uninstall Flash Player | Windows (http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html)
...
Forum: General Discussion 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 801
Posted By gregrocker
If you can't get Hitachi drive fitness test to...

If you can't get Hitachi drive fitness test to run as shown in tutorial then confirm its condition with the other tests suggested. If it is clearly failing I would not trust drive repairs but either...
Forum: General Discussion 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 335
Posted By gregrocker
I think that's the reason I've always uninstalled...

I think that's the reason I've always uninstalled Real Player within a few days. But any other legit program should have a way to turn it off and if not I would not have it.
Forum: Installation & Setup 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By gregrocker
Can you boot into the other OS on DISK0 so we can...

Can you boot into the other OS on DISK0 so we can see if it flags the System Reserved partition on that drive with System flag signifying which partition is booting the OS you're presently booted...
Forum: Network & Sharing 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 8,517
Posted By gregrocker
What does the Troubleshooter say from the steps I...

What does the Troubleshooter say from the steps I gave above?

Is the wireless button turned on? Every laptop has one. Sometimes is is an F key. Look in your Manual on the PC's SUpport Downloads...
Forum: General Discussion 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 335
Posted By gregrocker
Did you check in the Real Preferences to see if...

Did you check in the Real Preferences to see if there is an Updater to turn off?
Forum: General Discussion 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 801
Posted By gregrocker
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/313457-seatoo...

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/313457-seatools-dos-windows-how-use.html

Use Option Two, part 1.
Forum: System Security 1 Day Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By gregrocker
The Win7 firewall is perfected and offers the...

The Win7 firewall is perfected and offers the best performance unless you have an extra function which you've specifically determined AVG provides that you need.

I would still not run AVG in...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 290
Posted By gregrocker
Did you disable all startups in msconfig>Startup...

Did you disable all startups in msconfig>Startup and >Services after Hiding all MS Services? Only your AV should remain.

Go over your install with...
Forum: Customization 1 Day Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By gregrocker
Did you turn off the Nvidia software which tags...

Did you turn off the Nvidia software which tags along with the driver which is all that's really needed unless you overclock or need other special settings not provided by Win7? I always turn it all...
Forum: Installation & Setup 1 Day Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By gregrocker
If you have a COA sticker on the PC with a...

If you have a COA sticker on the PC with a readable Product Key then download the licensed version along with tool to burn to disk provided in...
Forum: Network & Sharing 1 Day Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 8,517
Posted By gregrocker
OK thanks for reporting back. We'll have to...

OK thanks for reporting back. We'll have to remember that but I've never heard of LAN settings in BIOS being disabled during reset of BIOS to defaults. Maybe you changed some other settings there? ...
Forum: Network & Sharing 1 Day Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 8,517
Posted By gregrocker
Had you reset BIOS to defaults earlier?

Had you reset BIOS to defaults earlier?
Forum: General Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By gregrocker
You used the latest official installation media...

You used the latest official installation media with SP1 for your licensed version?

Immediately after install, only install if necessary the network driver to get online and run all rounds of...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 801
Posted By gregrocker
See if you can borrow a PC to download the...

See if you can borrow a PC to download the Seatools ISO to burn to CD with Windows Image Burner. Boot it for a full scan.

If not you can read the SMART data off the HD with Crystal Disk Info...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By gregrocker
Try System REstore to a point before the Updates...

Try System REstore to a point before the Updates to see if it corrects the problem.

You can also work through the...
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