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Forum: Drivers 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By Mark Phelps
Did your PC come with Windows preinstalled?...

Did your PC come with Windows preinstalled? Asking because the default used by OEMs is to have the following partitions installed on the drive: 1) 100MB boot partition, 2) large OS partition, 3)...
Forum: Drivers 3 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By Mark Phelps
Basically -- NO. I've tried several of these...

Basically -- NO. I've tried several of these and, in all cases, they did not provide any updated drivers that I did not already have -- and in some cases, suggested the WRONG drivers for my...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 4 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By Mark Phelps
The results mean that your hard drive has bad...

The results mean that your hard drive has bad clusters -- an indication of hardware failure. When an OS encounters bad clusters, it tries over and over to read them, eventually timing out. This...
Forum: Drivers 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By Mark Phelps
If you don't want to replace the drive, you can...

If you don't want to replace the drive, you can try cleaning the Laser lens with a kit that you can get online. It's basically a disk with plastic "whiskers" that, when it rotates, brush the laser...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By Mark Phelps
You could try using the Minitool Partition Wizard...

You could try using the Minitool Partition Wizard Boot CD. It has an option to recover partitions. If that works, your partition will be back.
Forum: Backup and Restore 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By Mark Phelps
How best to recover them depends on HOW you...

How best to recover them depends on HOW you deleted "all the files" in the first place. You need to tell us exactly what you did to accomplish this.

Data recovery apps are NOT going to be able...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By Mark Phelps
I have been using Seagate drives for years and...

I have been using Seagate drives for years and found them to be (historically) very reliable Then suddenly, a few weeks back, they started dying on me! I had a 2TB Barracuda drive that had...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By Mark Phelps
Basically ... you don't! The Windows bootloader...

Basically ... you don't! The Windows bootloader needs to be installed in a Windows-compatible filesystem, and since you're running Linux, the filesystem in use is incompatible.

When you install...
Forum: Drivers 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By Mark Phelps
There's no such thing as a "62 bit" version. Is...

There's no such thing as a "62 bit" version. Is it 64-bit, or 32-bit?

The driver link was for 64-bit. But if you go to the link, you can change the page to provide the 32-bit download.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By Mark Phelps
I had a Seagate suddenly fail a few weeks back...

I had a Seagate suddenly fail a few weeks back and everything I tried failed as well. Ended up sending it to a professional data recovery service, who wanted $1000 to repair/recover it -- I refused...
Forum: Drivers 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By Mark Phelps
Colorful, but useless description of the device. ...

Colorful, but useless description of the device.

You need to find out what hardware is in the PC in order to locate drivers for that hardware.
Forum: Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By Mark Phelps
I went through several of the infamous Samsung...

I went through several of the infamous Samsung SG3s, and one after another trashed SD card after SD card. So, I frequented the various Android forums looking for solutions. There were threads where...
Forum: Software 14 Sep 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By Mark Phelps
I noticed that your location says "in Assisted...

I noticed that your location says "in Assisted Care facility".

So, I have to ask, is this PC one of those owned and operated by the facility? If so, they probably instituted policies to prevent...
Forum: Backup and Restore 14 Sep 2014
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By Mark Phelps
However, when you take the image using Macrium...

However, when you take the image using Macrium Reflect , it allows you to "mount" the image and assign it a drive letter. Then, you can selectively retrieve files and folders from the mounted image. ...
Forum: Backup and Restore 14 Sep 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By Mark Phelps
There is a way to change the system setup so that...

There is a way to change the system setup so that apps are installed to another partition, instead of the default one that contains the OS -- but it's VERY involved and only works for apps installed...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 13 Sep 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By Mark Phelps
All you should have to do is the following: 1)...

All you should have to do is the following:
1) shut down the PC
2) connect the Win7 SSD to the first SATA port on the PCIe card
3) boot the PC and enter the BIOS settings
4) set the BIOS such...
Forum: Software 11 Sep 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 514
Posted By Mark Phelps
The "real" Administrator account in Win7 is...

The "real" Administrator account in Win7 is hidden from view. You have to "unhide" it in order to login as the real Administrator.

When you go to install anything, you should right-click on the...
Forum: Software 11 Sep 2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,137
Posted By Mark Phelps
I don't think you are going to be able to do...

I don't think you are going to be able to do anything to "fix" this. The oldest version of PSP that is listed as "compatible" with Win7 is PSP X2, which is newer than the version you have.

PSP9...
Forum: Backup and Restore 11 Sep 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By Mark Phelps
I had a similar situation with Win7 and Win8 both...

I had a similar situation with Win7 and Win8 both installed on the same drive. Since I installed Win8 last, it updated the BCD info in Win7 during the install.

Like you, I could do image backups...
Forum: Backup and Restore 11 Sep 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By Mark Phelps
Personally, I've found pointing MR to external...

Personally, I've found pointing MR to external drives, as part of creating image backups, often fails verification. I tried several different drives, and several different adapters, and the results...
Forum: Backup and Restore 11 Sep 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By Mark Phelps
If you can get access to a working PC, try...

If you can get access to a working PC, try downloading and burning a CD from the Minitool Partition Wizard Boot CD. When you then boot your PC from it, see if Recover Partitions works for you.
Forum: Backup and Restore 11 Sep 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By Mark Phelps
I see a potential restoration problem with your...

I see a potential restoration problem with your scheme. While you believe that your apps and games are installed on "D", in fact, the registry entries they use are most likely still on "C". Thus,...
Forum: Backup and Restore 11 Sep 2014
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By Mark Phelps
While incremental backups do save space, with...

While incremental backups do save space, with hard drive space being very cheap these days, my own view is that the hassle of using incrementals is not worth it.

I use Macrium Reflect to do...
Forum: Installation & Setup 11 Sep 2014
Replies: 36
Views: 1,061
Posted By Mark Phelps
NO ... you were told to disconnect the HDD during...

NO ... you were told to disconnect the HDD during install, not leave it plugged in. AFTER the install is complete, you can then reconnect the HDD, but you MUST continue to boot from the SSD.
Forum: Software 08 Sep 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By Mark Phelps
Common misconception, given that the "real"...

Common misconception, given that the "real" Administrator is a hidden account, NOT the one you created.
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