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Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By RogerR
Seems my original disk was damaged. D/l'd the...

Seems my original disk was damaged. D/l'd the official MS .iso and it was able to restore the boot sector without losing the configuration.
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By RogerR
Sure sounds like issues with the graphics...

Sure sounds like issues with the graphics adapter. As a baseline test, have you tried using a different video card?
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By RogerR
I've had a similar issue with a laptop that was...

I've had a similar issue with a laptop that was actually keyboard related. Are you sure you don't have any sticking keys? Tried booting via Partition Wizard?
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By RogerR
So the disk wasn't being recognized as SATA. Now...

So the disk wasn't being recognized as SATA. Now that it is PW seems to be saying boot.ini is missing (bootable partition does not contain boot.ini). Is there a way to create /restore that?
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By RogerR
Using Windows install disk. However, I now...

Using Windows install disk.

However, I now see that the BIOS is not detecting the HDD - so that explains some stuff! The drive appears as healthy when I install it in another box, with all the...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By RogerR
The Windows partition is marked as active...

The Windows partition is marked as active (according to PW8).
From System Recovery Options >>> main window - no Win installations populate the OS box
From System Recovery Options >>> Reimage your...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By RogerR
Does this happen when FF is minimized or less...

Does this happen when FF is minimized or less than full window? If you close the browser, does the taskbar return?
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By RogerR
Boot manager corrupted - Windows fails to boot

I was having issues with Windows crashing when waking up from sleep. Everything seemed to point to driver issues, and while chasing that down I deleted several Acronis drivers from the registry....
Forum: Hardware & Devices 06 Aug 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By RogerR
When I reconnect the old IDE drives, they are...

When I reconnect the old IDE drives, they are being detected either. There is regular ticking sound that sounds like some kind of switching but the BIOS doesn't recognize any HDD at all. Thinking I...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 05 Aug 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By RogerR
BIOS set at defaults - the machine in question is...

BIOS set at defaults - the machine in question is other than my profile.
The only card is the graphics card and its tight. RAM is correctly identified on boot and really doesn't have a chance to...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 05 Aug 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By RogerR
I have alternately tried both the SSD and a...

I have alternately tried both the SSD and a presumed good SATA WD HDD into SATA Port 0 with a known good cable. Both ARE detected correctly at the boot screen (which hangs after port detection), but...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 05 Aug 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By RogerR
Hmmm ... noted the CD was functioning on SATA,...

Hmmm ... noted the CD was functioning on SATA, switched some cables around and the SSD is recognized but does not appear when auto-detecting hard drives, and for some reason I can't move it up the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 05 Aug 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By RogerR
SSD not found

Thought I had a failing hard drive, as I was getting a boot failure, but when I put it in another machine, everything is there. I cloned it to a new SSD and ... same thing; No Primary Master...
Forum: General Discussion 04 Aug 2014
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By RogerR
Try the usual places (NewEgg, Tiger Direct, Best...

Try the usual places (NewEgg, Tiger Direct, Best Buy, Costco) for whatever is on promotion. Look for at least 6 MB of RAM and quad-core and most of the rest will fall in to place. I've had good luck...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 04 Aug 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By RogerR
SSD Samsung Data Migration software question

Hey,

Has anyone tried to use the Samsung Data Migration software for other brands? I have a new Crucial SSD and, faced with a 263MB (!) Acronis d/l over a torpid internet connection, am wondering...
Forum: General Discussion 31 Jul 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By RogerR
Check them all? How to use CHKDSK (Check...

Check them all?

How to use CHKDSK (Check Disk) | Windows 7 Forums (http://www.w7forums.com/threads/how-to-use-chkdsk-check-disk.448/)
Forum: General Discussion 31 Jul 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By RogerR
This. I bought a Samsung Evo and the supplied...

This. I bought a Samsung Evo and the supplied software was painless and error-free. I cloned my boot drive.
Forum: Software 31 Jul 2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2,351
Posted By RogerR
Have you seen this? How to Take High-Resolution...

Have you seen this?
How to Take High-Resolution Screenshots | Chron.com (http://smallbusiness.chron.com/highresolution-screenshots-71294.html)

I find it easier to just Alt-PrtScn and paste into...
Forum: General Discussion 31 Jul 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By RogerR
My bad. Partition Wizard 7. I finally got it to...

My bad. Partition Wizard 7. I finally got it to boot through and it appears the primary hdd has failed (all partitions lost). This disk contains the OS and programs (though not data or backups).
...
Forum: General Discussion 31 Jul 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By RogerR
Boot failure from Partition Magic

Short version:
Wife's computer crashed.
Wife's computer would not boot.
Booting from Partition Magic boot disk;



Guessing this is Partition Magic failing to open a Linux kernel to boot the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 18 Jul 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By RogerR
Much faster boot and wake times too. Very happy...

Much faster boot and wake times too. Very happy with an inexpensive Samsung EVO 120 gigger.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 18 Jul 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By RogerR
Its possible you just have a corrupted boot...

Its possible you just have a corrupted boot sector on the drive. Run some diagnostics on it from the manufacturer, and /or use Partition Wizard (Free) to repair the boot.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 18 Jul 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 631
Posted By RogerR
Active Directory Domain Services unavailable - print error

HP 3015 All-in-One has worked fine for years, plugged into wife's PC. Yesterday it stopped communicating and the error message; "Active Directory Domain Services unavailable" is cryptic. This error...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 12 Mar 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By RogerR
The Collective prefers Speccy ...

The Collective prefers Speccy (http://www.piriform.com/speccy/download)to CpuZ. :p
Forum: System Security 10 Mar 2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,560
Posted By RogerR
Avast has worked very well for me. Skip all the...

Avast has worked very well for me. Skip all the add-on stuff and stay with the basic protection to limit pop-ups.
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