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Forum: Installation & Setup 17 Jul 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By ibex
All done, PC has been rebuilt and is working...

All done, PC has been rebuilt and is working fine.
Took a while to decide which sata port to connect the SSD to no issues during the install.
Followed the process for changing the default location...
Forum: Installation & Setup 14 Jul 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By ibex
I don't believe anything will be recoverable from...

I don't believe anything will be recoverable from the 80GB system drive but I will have a look.

So do you mean I should remove both the old 80GB system drive and the 1.5TB user data drive and...
Forum: Installation & Setup 14 Jul 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By ibex
Boot disk failed. How best to rebuild PC without losing user data?

My PC has just crashed and won't reboot. It looks like there is an error on the boot disk and given the past history of this PC and this drive I don't think it's worth trying to recover it.

The...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 10 Mar 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 2,358
Posted By ibex
I didn't want to do that without having some...

I didn't want to do that without having some knowledge of what was trying to use the drive.

Anyway - I rebooted (it is Windows after all) and then tried again and it worked fine.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 10 Mar 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 2,358
Posted By ibex
Cannot delete volume in disk management. The partition is in use...

I am trying to clean up a messy disk configuration by deleting two volumes from a disk and then extending the C: drive to occupy the entire disk.
I have deleted the first volume successfully but...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 18 Jun 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By ibex
1 & 2 have been done. I created the repair disk...

1 & 2 have been done. I created the repair disk a couple of days ago once I had the rebuild complete. I have also created another disc image from within Windows and put it aside.
3. Is Windows...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 17 Jun 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 4,342
Posted By ibex
I tried a large range of fixes, none of which...

I tried a large range of fixes, none of which would resolve the issue.

I had just started z conversation with Microsoft support when the PC crashed never to reboot (lots of other posts on the...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 17 Jun 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By ibex
WIN7 Crashes & reboot on startup - how to monitor/track what is wrong

My wife's PC refused to reboot about a week ago and after many attempts we eventually gave up trying to recover it and reinstalled from scratch. The history of that is over here....
Forum: Gaming 17 Jun 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 725
Posted By ibex
Ventrilo doesn't work when playing WOW

I've enabled a work around for this by running Vent as as admin.

What intrigues me is that on my other two Win7 PC's it works fine - it's only one of them where I need admin mode.

Does anyone...
Forum: Installation & Setup 15 Jun 2012
Replies: 47
Views: 2,796
Posted By ibex
Great progress :cool: WIN7 has installed and is...

Great progress :cool:
WIN7 has installed and is running updates now.
Unfortunately I grabbed the original OEM disk rather than the one with SP1 but happy to download that and add it in later...
Forum: Installation & Setup 14 Jun 2012
Replies: 47
Views: 2,796
Posted By ibex
Long test is complete. No errors.

Long test is complete. No errors.
Forum: Installation & Setup 14 Jun 2012
Replies: 47
Views: 2,796
Posted By ibex
Apart from the PartitionWizard I haven't had any...

Apart from the PartitionWizard I haven't had any problems booting from a CD/DVD

Memtest ran overnight for 12 hours and completed 8 passes. No errors
216556


Only the one disk is connected. ...
Forum: Installation & Setup 13 Jun 2012
Replies: 47
Views: 2,796
Posted By ibex
So the saga continues. I downloaded the WIN7...

So the saga continues.

I downloaded the WIN7 Prof 64 SP1 ISO and burnt it to DVD and then started the install.

I chose the custom option and deleted all the partitions on the disk and then let...
Forum: Installation & Setup 13 Jun 2012
Replies: 47
Views: 2,796
Posted By ibex
With only one disk installed I just rechecked the...

With only one disk installed I just rechecked the disk using diskpart.

Disk 0 online 74 GB 4096 KB

partition 1 Primary 100MB 1024KB
partition 2 Primary 74GB 101MB

then

dir c:
Forum: Installation & Setup 12 Jun 2012
Replies: 47
Views: 2,796
Posted By ibex
There is certainly some confusion about the drive...

There is certainly some confusion about the drive mappings on this PC. As best I can tell this is how it is set up:

Disk 0 Part 1 100.0 MB 70.0 MB System
E: Disk 0 Part 2 74.4 GB 5.5 GB...
Forum: Installation & Setup 12 Jun 2012
Replies: 47
Views: 2,796
Posted By ibex
I have my original OEM Win7 64 Prof disc. Should...

I have my original OEM Win7 64 Prof disc. Should I use that or download one from Digital River (?) with SP 1 incorporated?
Will there be any issues with the licence key? In the past I've had issues...
Forum: Installation & Setup 12 Jun 2012
Replies: 47
Views: 2,796
Posted By ibex
Thanks everyone. I tried creating a bootable...

Thanks everyone.
I tried creating a bootable USB but I'm not sure that it worked.
I had to pick a linux distro for the install so I choose the very last one in the list and picked the pwhe7 iso...
Forum: Installation & Setup 12 Jun 2012
Replies: 47
Views: 2,796
Posted By ibex
Allright - I'll give this a try. I have...

Allright - I'll give this a try.
I have already burnt a DVD instead and had exactly the same problem.
Forum: Installation & Setup 12 Jun 2012
Replies: 47
Views: 2,796
Posted By ibex
I tried this CD in another PC and it worked fine...

I tried this CD in another PC and it worked fine - booted all the way up to the Partition Wizard menu.

I will try burning a new one at a lower speed.
Forum: Installation & Setup 12 Jun 2012
Replies: 47
Views: 2,796
Posted By ibex
I removed drive 1, made disk0 partition 1 the...

I removed drive 1, made disk0 partition 1 the active partition and ran startup repair 3 times.

The first time ran for 5+ minutes but could not repair the disk.
I rebooted and ran a 2nd time. This...
Forum: Installation & Setup 11 Jun 2012
Replies: 47
Views: 2,796
Posted By ibex
That should be the right situation. But the drive...

That should be the right situation. But the drive letters are all messed up there . Assuming it, I posted this one...
Forum: Installation & Setup 11 Jun 2012
Replies: 47
Views: 2,796
Posted By ibex
When I had removed disk 1 and was just using Disk...

When I had removed disk 1 and was just using Disk 0 it reported that Win7 was on the 76GB D: drive.

I have put disk 1 back in and marked partition 1 as active and run the startup repair three...
Forum: Installation & Setup 11 Jun 2012
Replies: 47
Views: 2,796
Posted By ibex
No - this has only ever been a single boot WIN7...

No - this has only ever been a single boot WIN7 PC.
Forum: Installation & Setup 11 Jun 2012
Replies: 47
Views: 2,796
Posted By ibex
How do I know which of the three partitions on...

How do I know which of the three partitions on the 2nd disk is the E: drive?
Do I just assume the first one?
Forum: Installation & Setup 11 Jun 2012
Replies: 47
Views: 2,796
Posted By ibex
Oh OK. Do I have to do anything to the...

Oh OK.

Do I have to do anything to the first partition I marked as active?
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