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Forum: General Discussion 07 Dec 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By toolman59
Thank you Kaktusoft I had previously used...

Thank you Kaktusoft

I had previously used EasyBCD to move the boot data to C: but had not marked G: as inactive in case I dug a hole for myself. Followed your instructions and everything is fine....
Forum: General Discussion 07 Dec 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By toolman59
How to change system partition to logical?

I have a system partition G: on disk 2 that I want to use as a simple backup partition.
At the the moment if I try to Image my Boot partition C: it is linked to G: and G: will also be imaged along...
Forum: General Discussion 29 Nov 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By toolman59
Thank you all for your advice, I have installed a...

Thank you all for your advice, I have installed a dual boot of Win 7 on the SSD, Disk Management works perfectly in the new installation. It is obvious that Disk Management is corrupted in the first...
Forum: General Discussion 27 Nov 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By toolman59
I setup a separate page file many years ago when...

I setup a separate page file many years ago when I first started multibooting with multiple HDDs, until recently I had other OS's on the HDD and tried to keep the Pagefile on a separate HDD, these...
Forum: General Discussion 27 Nov 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By toolman59
From Ubuntu

From Ubuntu
Forum: General Discussion 27 Nov 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By toolman59
Tried SFC nothing reported, retried Disk...

Tried SFC nothing reported, retried Disk management, still not working.
Forum: General Discussion 27 Nov 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By toolman59
Disc Management failure

Thanks WHS

I get this failure every time, even when I do a Diskpart Clean and start afresh with uninitialised disk and a reboot.
Forum: General Discussion 27 Nov 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By toolman59
Disk Management

Tried Minitool and Easeus none seem to solve my problem.

Thank you for the quick reply.


toolman59
Forum: General Discussion 27 Nov 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By toolman59
Disk Management will not create a partition in unallocated space

I cannot create partitions on any of my HDDs in Win 7, I can shrink or extend volumes. I have used Diskpart to clean Disk 0 after using Ubuntu to move all the files to an other disk
When I boot into...
Forum: General Discussion 28 Nov 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By toolman59
Time zone random resets from GMT to Pacfic time

Layback Bear

I have checked the default location on both OS's and the Time Zone was correct, I added the Zip code as this was missing. The other regional settings were correct.
I will have to...
Forum: General Discussion 27 Nov 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By toolman59
Yes both are activated, both from original Win 7...

Yes both are activated, both from original Win 7 Ultimate dvd and not upgrades.
All latest MS updates installed.



toolman59
Forum: General Discussion 27 Nov 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By toolman59
Time zone random resets from GMT to Pacfic time

Once in a while I find that the time zone moves from GMT to Pacific Time.

Has anyone any idea what would cause this, new CMOS battery fitted, which ever time zone shows the time is correct for...
Forum: Virtualization 29 Jul 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1,104
Posted By toolman59
"XP mode" changes desktop graphics

I have found the answer to my question in the following place:
System/Advanced/ Performance/Visual Effects/Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop.
Untick the box for this effect to be...
Forum: Virtualization 29 Jul 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1,104
Posted By toolman59
"XP mode" changes desktop graphics

I have some legacy applications which run in "XP mode", after I close these Apps. the desktop graphics change colour and have a shadow effect. The next time I reboot everything is back to normal as...
Forum: Installation & Setup 13 Jul 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,478
Posted By toolman59
Changed drive letters

Going back some years it was always recommended to install "Oldest OS" first and so on eg. W98, XP and W7. Never had a problem with this and all my data and backup partitions looked exactly the same...
Forum: Installation & Setup 12 Jul 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,478
Posted By toolman59
Thank you all for your replies. I wiped the new...

Thank you all for your replies.
I wiped the new installation and installed from within my existing installation, everything worked fine, all drive letters in their correct places.
I had forgotten...
Forum: Installation & Setup 11 Jul 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,478
Posted By toolman59
Dual boot installation has moved drive letters

I have Windows 7 64 bit running on C: drive, today I decided to install a second copy onto D: drive to get ready for a fresh start in the near future. Once the installation was complete, I found...
Forum: Installation & Setup 08 Dec 2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,688
Posted By toolman59
XP mode did not work for this particular...

XP mode did not work for this particular application, all my other XP software runs happily in XP mode. I will have a look at the Virtual options, my old machine did not support Virtual operation so...
Forum: Installation & Setup 07 Dec 2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,688
Posted By toolman59
Thank you all for your excellent advice. I will...

Thank you all for your excellent advice. I will go with the F12 boot method, I did not have that option on my previous elderly computer. I did the Registry hacks previously to protect Win 7 restore...
Forum: Installation & Setup 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,688
Posted By toolman59
Install Xp After Win 7 64 Bit

I need to install XP with Windows 7 Ultra already on C: drive.

Will the following method work?

I have three HDs, if I disconnect the main HD with Win7 and install XP on one of the spare HDs so...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 21 Nov 2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,639
Posted By toolman59
Thanks everyone found the problem, loose...

Thanks everyone found the problem, loose connection on HDD to cable. It would have been better to have no connection at all.

Full drive capacity available as unallocated.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 20 Nov 2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,639
Posted By toolman59
I have tried the Partition Wizard, still no luck....

I have tried the Partition Wizard, still no luck.

Disk 2 also connected to the PCI SCSI card and that is working OK so not a missing driver problem.

Looking at Disk 1 and 2 in Diskpart is that...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 20 Nov 2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,639
Posted By toolman59
Disk Initialization crashes Windows 7 to BSOD

Hello TVeblen

Thank you for the reply, herewith Disk management screen shots
Forum: Hardware & Devices 20 Nov 2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,639
Posted By toolman59
Disk Initialization crashes Windows 7 to BSOD

My system has three internal HDDs, I tried to install Linux Ubuntu 11.10 on the 500GB disk 1 and messed up.
When I open Disc Management it tells me that disk 1 is now 7GB and needs initialization,...
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