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Forum: Backup and Restore 28 Aug 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By LEVAMDG
UPDATE: I just tried it again with the slim 1tb...

UPDATE: I just tried it again with the slim 1tb drive, and for whatever reason, it showed up in the system image tool but while it was working I did the full backup with system image again and...
Forum: Backup and Restore 28 Aug 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By LEVAMDG
UPDATE: As I mentioned in my last update, I was...

UPDATE: As I mentioned in my last update, I was able to successfully do a system image on my 1tb slim backup plus portable one or whatever it's called - the one I have previously been able to save...
Forum: Backup and Restore 26 Aug 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By LEVAMDG
UPDATE: I don't even know what to say. After...

UPDATE: I don't even know what to say. After posting I tried to just use the slim drive to backup the pc without a system image. But then the backup wouldn't work - something about the volume...
Forum: Backup and Restore 26 Aug 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By LEVAMDG
What specific drive will allow for a successful Win7 System Image?

In the not too distant future I will be upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10. I've backed up everything but I know I need a system image as well.

I have two Seagate backup drives (the 3tb one...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 14 Jul 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By LEVAMDG
Happened again - not sure if the file will be...

Happened again - not sure if the file will be helpful or not - I see the crash dump initiation failed thing again.

Ran the full chkdsk again, and went from 9.5-ish GBs to 30.8, which makes more...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 10 Jun 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By LEVAMDG
I do use Avast. Started using it within the last...

I do use Avast. Started using it within the last year after I saw Lifehacker's article about MSE not being as good anymore and recommending Avast more. Anything I can do about that Restore 50%...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 10 Jun 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By LEVAMDG
sounds good - thanks so much!!

sounds good - thanks so much!!
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 10 Jun 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By LEVAMDG
I appreciate your help with this! A few...

I appreciate your help with this! A few questions:

1. Do you have any idea why the crash dump initialization failed, and/or is there anything I can do to resolve it?

2. Can you explain why I...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 10 Jun 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By LEVAMDG
It's attached now, sorry. I tried to attach it...

It's attached now, sorry. I tried to attach it originally but I guess I pressed a wrong button or something. Let me know if anyone needs anything else.
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 10 Jun 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By LEVAMDG
SSD HD fills fast - BSOD - restart/chkdsk - passes but FREES UP 30GB?!

Windows 7 Pro, hard drive is a 250gb "Samsung SSD PM830 2.5" 7", and its a Dell Latitude E6530 that I have had since the beginning of 2013.

Especially over the last year (possibly before that), I...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 21 Nov 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,901
Posted By LEVAMDG
Fair enough - I'll switch my schedule to once...

Fair enough - I'll switch my schedule to once every couple of weeks, though I'm still curious to know what threshhold Windows 7 uses to decide if it's going to defrag or not.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 21 Nov 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,901
Posted By LEVAMDG
Yeah that's what I meant, and that's what I...

Yeah that's what I meant, and that's what I thought, except if that's true why does it say either say that 0% is fragmented and/or not even update the date it was last scanned? (I can't remember...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 21 Nov 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,901
Posted By LEVAMDG
Does Scheduled Defrags analyze the disk first?

I have my disk defragmenter set to run every Sunday at 6, yet sometimes I'll go back after 6 and do a disk analysis and I'll see that 1-2% is defragged! Does the scheduled disk defrag program not...
Forum: Backup and Restore 31 Aug 2010
Replies: 47
Views: 13,878
Posted By LEVAMDG
EDIT: The following has been solved, (I needed to...

EDIT: The following has been solved, (I needed to install the Windows Media Pack for Windows N, which doesn't show up on Windows Update. Arrrrgh...)

HOWEVER, if anyone can help answer my...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 30 Aug 2010
Replies: 9
Views: 17,416
Posted By LEVAMDG
I'll work on giving the pc some time to go to...

I'll work on giving the pc some time to go to (whatever) mode, but I was afraid that moving the pc while it was in sleep or hibernate was a problem as well. Again, I'll stick to hibernate, since...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 29 Aug 2010
Replies: 9
Views: 17,416
Posted By LEVAMDG
lol that's fine I appreciate it! I have set up a...

lol that's fine I appreciate it! I have set up a custom power setting that has my pc going to hibernate instead of sleep when I close the lid or press the power button.

If anyone would recommend...
Forum: Backup and Restore 29 Aug 2010
Replies: 47
Views: 13,878
Posted By LEVAMDG
UPDATE: I finally completed all the Windows...

UPDATE:

I finally completed all the Windows 7 Updates, and did a backup/system image of just the updated Windows 7 hard drive. Then, I added all my data and programs (including Symantec Endpoint...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 29 Aug 2010
Replies: 9
Views: 17,416
Posted By LEVAMDG
I don't mind the inconvenience of it, but isn't...

I don't mind the inconvenience of it, but isn't it just as bad to be turning the pc on and off multiple times a day? Would hibernate be better instead?

I also thought there was a way to create...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 29 Aug 2010
Replies: 9
Views: 17,416
Posted By LEVAMDG
When moving the laptop should I use sleep or hibernate (or neither)

I just finished dealing with my second hard drive crash in 6 months. One of the things I have been told has been to pay attention to what setting my laptop (Dell Latitude d630, Windows 7 Pro N) is...
Forum: Backup and Restore 24 Aug 2010
Replies: 47
Views: 13,878
Posted By LEVAMDG
I'm installing all 43 important/recommended...

I'm installing all 43 important/recommended updates now, and I'll do a Backup and Image before and after trasferring my data from the external to the new hard drive.
Forum: Backup and Restore 24 Aug 2010
Replies: 47
Views: 13,878
Posted By LEVAMDG
I've changed it to "check but ask me to install."...

I've changed it to "check but ask me to install."

The "recommended settings" weren't just updates though - it said stuff about firewalls, anti-spyware, safer web-browsing I think, and a bunch of...
Forum: Backup and Restore 24 Aug 2010
Replies: 47
Views: 13,878
Posted By LEVAMDG
There are no yellow triangles, but I'm having a...

There are no yellow triangles, but I'm having a hard time finding the touchpad settings window that allowed me to turn off the damn blue stick in my keyboard. If I remember correctly, Windows 7 had...
Forum: Backup and Restore 24 Aug 2010
Replies: 47
Views: 13,878
Posted By LEVAMDG
UPDATE TIME - PLEASE READ: 1.) Got to my...

UPDATE TIME - PLEASE READ:

1.) Got to my apartment. None of the disks I had were Windows 7 disks, and I got tired of trying to get my pc to work well enough to try Belarc Advisoe, Macrium, chk...
Forum: Backup and Restore 21 Aug 2010
Replies: 47
Views: 13,878
Posted By LEVAMDG
I'll try that this afternoon - thanks!

I'll try that this afternoon - thanks!
Forum: Backup and Restore 21 Aug 2010
Replies: 47
Views: 13,878
Posted By LEVAMDG
Oh, and my drive to my apartment is 2 hours long....

Oh, and my drive to my apartment is 2 hours long. I'll be listening to this the entire way:


YouTube - Back To The Future Music Video - The Power Of Love...
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