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Forum: Hardware & Devices 24 Nov 2012
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Posted By rhodesengr
Thanks. I will.

Thanks. I will.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 24 Nov 2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,128
Posted By rhodesengr
I am going to mark this as solved. My local shop...

I am going to mark this as solved. My local shop put in a new Seagate ST500DM002. I doubt it is super high end model. I ran the HD Sential program is the drive looks perfect and the system is...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 21 Nov 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By rhodesengr
Recommend a reliable hard drive for home office

I have been having bad luck with hard drives lately. The original WD drive in my W7 i7 PC died about a month ago as a result of a brief power failure in my area. My local shop installed another WD...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 21 Nov 2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,128
Posted By rhodesengr
The 3TB Seagates I ordered from Amazon. The...

The 3TB Seagates I ordered from Amazon.

The shop just called and they are putting in an ST500DM002. They gave me a choice of that Seagate or another WD.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 21 Nov 2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,128
Posted By rhodesengr
Which brand/model do you recommend. I could...

Which brand/model do you recommend. I could really use some advice. I don't really follow the HD market much.

What do you think about Seagate ST3000DM001? This is what I bought to stick in my...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 21 Nov 2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,128
Posted By rhodesengr
The exact question I asked at my local PC shop...

The exact question I asked at my local PC shop when I brought it in this morning. They mumbled something about the manufacturer sometimes does that. This shop has been good over the years but the...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 20 Nov 2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,128
Posted By rhodesengr
I am still curious why replacing the bad files...

I am still curious why replacing the bad files did not fix the bad files. Shouldn't replacing them have fixed them?
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 20 Nov 2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,128
Posted By rhodesengr
so I ran hard Disk Sentinel. This what i got. So...

so I ran hard Disk Sentinel. This what i got. So it does look bad for the HD. So the full story is that my HD failed about a month ago and my local shop installed this new one. So this is basically a...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 20 Nov 2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,128
Posted By rhodesengr
I ran sfc /scannow and it found two corrupt...

I ran sfc /scannow and it found two corrupt files. I went through the manual extract and replace process, ran sfc a second time it the same two files are corrputed. I rebooted and ran sfc a third...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 20 Nov 2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,128
Posted By rhodesengr
Sorry for the confusion. The specs are for my...

Sorry for the confusion. The specs are for my system at work which is in fact W7 Enterprise. When I posted here last year my issue was with my work PC.

Now my problem is with my home PC which is...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 20 Nov 2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,128
Posted By rhodesengr
W7 system: suddenly long boots and periods of ultra slow performance

I have a W7 Professional system running an i7. It was working ok until yesterday. Started by noticing the sound system had stopped working. There was a red X through the speaker icon in the lower...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 08 Feb 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 5,276
Posted By rhodesengr
cautious optimism

system survived overnight for the first time in a while so perhaps the bios update fixed the main problem. I tried running "perfmon /report" and it still does not stop data collecting and generate a...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 07 Feb 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 5,276
Posted By rhodesengr
BIOS updated then some boot problems

The BIOS updater seemed to work fine from windows. I saw an "update successful" message before the first reboot. This boot failed. I screwed around with booting from my repair disk and after a few...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 07 Feb 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 5,276
Posted By rhodesengr
The following are the instructions for the bios...

The following are the instructions for the bios flasher. It seems to say I can just download the file and run it from windows. I don't have a floppy drive (CD only) and it would be nice to avoid...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 07 Feb 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 5,276
Posted By rhodesengr
not getting memory.dmp or minidump

Also, I do not see either minidump or memory.dmp files in my windows directory. I thought I set things up to get the minidump.
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 07 Feb 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 5,276
Posted By rhodesengr
now running prime95

First just wanted to say thanks for your help. Its very frustrating having a brand new PC that does not work and i can't get help from my own organization. To some degree I don't mind trying to fix...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 07 Feb 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 5,276
Posted By rhodesengr
I enabled driver verifier back on Friday per your...

I enabled driver verifier back on Friday per your suggestion. Is there a separate log or dump file I should post from this? It is still enabled. I have not run Prime95 yet but I will now. I have had...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 07 Feb 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 5,276
Posted By rhodesengr
BSOD over the weelend

well the new drivers did not seem to fix the problem. Sometime over the weekend it went to a BSOD saying "hardware failure....system halted". It would not even boot at first but I went through a...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 04 Feb 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 5,276
Posted By rhodesengr
before your reply, I updated both the broadcom...

before your reply, I updated both the broadcom driver and the nvidia drive. I set up the verifier as explained in the linked post but I am unclear what happens with that. Am I supposed to get a...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 04 Feb 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 5,276
Posted By rhodesengr
hangs overnight

Machine is a Dell precision T5500. The system hangs while unattended. It always hangs if left overnight. It sometimes hangs if left for shorter periods like over lunch. I ran sfc.exe which found some...
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