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Forum: Performance & Maintenance 25 Oct 2011
Replies: 12
Views: 7,134
Posted By 2wheels
Success

DBAN ran sucsessfully. I am so happy. Thank you all for the help.

There is one other thing I read online that I tried and did not work for me, but I want to write about for others after me. I...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 25 Oct 2011
Replies: 12
Views: 7,134
Posted By 2wheels
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YIPPIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The media card reader was my culprit. What worked for me was disconnecting the media card reader from the...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 25 Oct 2011
Replies: 12
Views: 7,134
Posted By 2wheels
Dell's website points here -- Documentation...

Dell's website points here -- Documentation (http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/studio8100/en/sm/techov.htm#wp1210162) -- for disconnecting the media card reader. Which # though? Anyone???
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 25 Oct 2011
Replies: 12
Views: 7,134
Posted By 2wheels
Yes, there is a media card reader (internal). I...

Yes, there is a media card reader (internal). I have no idea how to disable it. I'm hoping for a way through the BIOS??? I do not have a motherboard map, and even if I did I bet it is on the bottom....
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 25 Oct 2011
Replies: 12
Views: 7,134
Posted By 2wheels
DBAN errors still exist

Still getting the same errors. I must not have something disconnected, but I do not know what. Any ideas? I disconnected the HDD that came with the system. HDMI cable to TV disconnected. USB keyboard...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 25 Oct 2011
Replies: 12
Views: 7,134
Posted By 2wheels
Update to DBAN errors

I just Googled the DBAN errors after not finding answers on DBAN's website. Seems I am not alone though from DBAN's forum. Users are stating to disconnect or disable all other internal or external...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 25 Oct 2011
Replies: 12
Views: 7,134
Posted By 2wheels
Corazon reply

Thank you. Heidi Eraser is not what I want then. I need to figure out why DBAN is erroring out.

When I try to run DBAN ver. 2.2.6 in interactive mode, I get the following message in part. DBAN...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 24 Oct 2011
Replies: 12
Views: 7,134
Posted By 2wheels
It is a non-bootable drive. It probably did have...

It is a non-bootable drive. It probably did have an OS installed earlier in its life.

Is it this eraser running in Windows that is causing me this problem? I ask because when I have erased in the...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 24 Oct 2011
Replies: 12
Views: 7,134
Posted By 2wheels
Sanitizing & access denied to System Volume Information

I am ready to pull my hair out here! I can't wait for help.

I am trying to use Heidi Eraser ver. 6.0.8.2273 to sanitize a small (80 GB HDD) secondary drive. I receive the following error message...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 24 Oct 2011
Replies: 26
Views: 6,167
Posted By 2wheels
Layback Bear response

The PC time is fine. Why did you think it would need to be reset. I thought the CMOS battery took care of that?

I am not following you on how the boot order... oh because I could not even boot...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 13 Oct 2011
Replies: 26
Views: 6,167
Posted By 2wheels
No ideas you'll

I guess no one has any ideas for PC #1 not waking up?

We'll all is going well with PC #2. PC #1 is not auto installing important updates though. All seen to be from 10/11/11. Defender is updating,...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 20 Sep 2011
Replies: 26
Views: 6,167
Posted By 2wheels
PC #2 Would Not awake From Sleep

Correction: I meant PC #1 in this post's title

A few mornings ago, the PC would not awake. A cold boot would not work. Neither would booting from a DVD. Could not get into the BIOS. Nada. Could...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 15 Sep 2011
Replies: 26
Views: 6,167
Posted By 2wheels
PC #1 Another Update

11 Microsoft updates installed automatically last night
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 15 Sep 2011
Replies: 26
Views: 6,167
Posted By 2wheels
PC #2 Another Update

15 Microsoft updates automatically installed last night
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 09 Sep 2011
Replies: 26
Views: 6,167
Posted By 2wheels
Manual install details on PC #2

Actually, I did them both at the same time.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 08 Sep 2011
Replies: 26
Views: 6,167
Posted By 2wheels
Excellent thought, but I was within the 30 day...

Excellent thought, but I was within the 30 day period on PC #2.

Source: Activating Windows: frequently asked questions...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 08 Sep 2011
Replies: 26
Views: 6,167
Posted By 2wheels
Follow-up

Yes, I would have felt better if that link was from Microsoft. Thank you for the feedback.

Sounds like we think all is well here with both PCs now. I really did not do anything to fix PC #2, so I...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 07 Sep 2011
Replies: 26
Views: 6,167
Posted By 2wheels
PC #2 Update

I finally decided to try manually installing those two (.NET 4) updates. I was able to do that.

I looked at the Windows Update Troubleshooter v1.3 suggestion, but I was not able to find out what...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 07 Sep 2011
Replies: 26
Views: 6,167
Posted By 2wheels
PC#1 Update

The Win7 update installed (automatically) today
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 31 Aug 2011
Replies: 26
Views: 6,167
Posted By 2wheels
PC #1 Update

Windows Defender updated automatically last night.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 28 Aug 2011
Replies: 26
Views: 6,167
Posted By 2wheels
PC #2 Specifics

Okay, I will keep monitoring PC #1.

PC #2 is a Dell Precision M6400 laptop. Here are the stock specs -- Dell Precision M6400 Specifications ~ Laptop Specs...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 27 Aug 2011
Replies: 26
Views: 6,167
Posted By 2wheels
Problem status update (PC #1)

Windows Defender updated automatically last night.

I choose yesterday to leave the auto installed on because I did not feel manually installing my updates would tell me if my problem was solved....
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 25 Aug 2011
Replies: 26
Views: 6,167
Posted By 2wheels
Questions answered

Yes, SP1 is installed.

Yes, I can manually install updates.

I do not see that any updates were released in the past 24 hrs, so there is nothing I know of that I can do now to test what I've...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 24 Aug 2011
Replies: 26
Views: 6,167
Posted By 2wheels
Updates not auto installing

NOTE: This thread refers to this thread (I can't control the font size) --
http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/180231-updates-not-auto-installing.html#post1529292


I am...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 24 Aug 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,950
Posted By 2wheels
I am experiencing the same problem with Windows 7...

I am experiencing the same problem with Windows 7 automatic updates not installing automatically. Like Oldhead I have auto update and all users selected. Unlike Oldhead I have different software. I...
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