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Forum: Drivers 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By Mark Phelps
I had similar problems with an HD 4290 -- drivers...

I had similar problems with an HD 4290 -- drivers would claim to install but when I restarted and checked the driver version, old one was still there.

If you completely remove the AMD drivers...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 4 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 359
Posted By Mark Phelps
If you mean the original drive, sorry, no. I've...

If you mean the original drive, sorry, no. I've been through this several times with drives that suddenly showed up as "raw" and was only able to retrieve a few of the files. The drive is basically...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By Mark Phelps
Presuming it's not a total hardware failure, you...

Presuming it's not a total hardware failure, you should consider using either of two Windows data recovery apps to see what they can find: RecoverMyFiles and Minitool Data Recovery.

Both can be...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 343
Posted By Mark Phelps
IN my own experience, a formatted drive suddenly...

IN my own experience, a formatted drive suddenly showing up as RAW indicates some kind of hardware failures on that drive. I've had that happen to me three times (all on different drives), the...
Forum: Drivers 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By Mark Phelps
You could install an app known as DoubleDriver on...

You could install an app known as DoubleDriver on the other PC. It provides an easy way to save off all your drivers. You could save them to a USB stick, insert that in the Win7 PC, and then...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 167
Posted By Mark Phelps
Just understand that these are VERY expensive! I...

Just understand that these are VERY expensive! I had a Seagate 2TB drive crash on me last week and the quote from my local data recovery center was over $1000 USD to recover the data -- and that was...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 380
Posted By Mark Phelps
No, System Restore, or more appropriately named...

No, System Restore, or more appropriately named Operating System Restore will simply reset the OS and some system files back to their installed versions on the date of the restore. That will not...
Forum: Drivers 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By Mark Phelps
You can use Double Driver to backup and restore...

You can use Double Driver to backup and restore the drivers.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By Mark Phelps
Sector failures are hardware related -- and...

Sector failures are hardware related -- and despite what may read, software can NOT repair hardware failures.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 53
Posted By Mark Phelps
I had a Seagate drive fail suddenly last week --...

I had a Seagate drive fail suddenly last week -- a lot like the situation you described, and neither the Seagate nor the WD drive diagnostics even see the drive when it's in an external drive caddy....
Forum: Hardware & Devices 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By Mark Phelps
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news ... but I had...

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news ... but I had almost exactly the same thing happen to me on a Seagate 2TB hard drive. Working for months, even passing surface checks with no errors and then, one...
Forum: Backup and Restore 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By Mark Phelps
MR is licensed one machine at a time -- but you...

MR is licensed one machine at a time -- but you can always run the free version on as many PCs as you want.


No, the cost is for a single "version" of MR -- the current one being version 5. ...
Forum: Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By Mark Phelps
What specifically do you mean by "specified...

What specifically do you mean by "specified location"? Windows is not a single file but a collection of folders and files -- and you can't just "move" it to another folder on the same partition or...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By Mark Phelps
You didn't say why you are trying to add another...

You didn't say why you are trying to add another partition, but since your screenshot has covered up the partition layout area, we can not see what is available. The tools partition is very small,...
Forum: Drivers 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By Mark Phelps
Just make sure that BEFORE you do the BIOS...

Just make sure that BEFORE you do the BIOS update, BOTH of the following are true:
1) You have way to save the current working BIOS to offline media such that it can be used later to restore the...
Forum: Software 10 Jun 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By Mark Phelps
Even though I have used Spinrite myself (YEARS...

Even though I have used Spinrite myself (YEARS ago!!), trusting it to "maintain" hard drives implies that you believe the claims about being able to "repair" bad sectors.

NOT saying it can't do...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 09 Jun 2014
Replies: 73
Views: 3,481
Posted By Mark Phelps
While anything is possible, Linux can't deal with...

While anything is possible, Linux can't deal with corrupted Windows filesystems. So, if that is the case, using Linux is not going to help.

The best data recovery app I've used is...
Forum: Software 08 Jun 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By Mark Phelps
I use the Nero Blue-ray Player. Comes with their...

I use the Nero Blue-ray Player. Comes with their software suite.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 08 Jun 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By Mark Phelps
I've never had good results using Linux utilities...

I've never had good results using Linux utilities to work on Windows filesystems.

You would probably do better using the Minitool Partition Wizard Boot CD. Download the ISO file, burn it to CD,...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 29 May 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By Mark Phelps
That implies that win7 does not recognize the...

That implies that win7 does not recognize the filesystem(s) on the drive -- not a good sign.

To see if anything could be recovered, I would use a good Windows data recovery app -- like...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 20 May 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By Mark Phelps
You can't get rid of unallocated space that...

You can't get rid of unallocated space that small. If you try to add it to the partition, it probably won't let you do that due to alignment issues.

What do you mean "when I run the computer"? ...
Forum: Drivers 20 May 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 527
Posted By Mark Phelps
Does this mean that you installed Win7 on the HDD...

Does this mean that you installed Win7 on the HDD in your PC, and it booted OK ... but when you got home and turned on the same PC, it would not boot?

You could try booting from your Win7 install...
Forum: Installation & Setup 17 May 2014
Replies: 23
Views: 16,956
Posted By Mark Phelps
Did you even bother to read the title of this...

Did you even bother to read the title of this thread? It specifically mentions Windows 7 -- and your own article says that Windows is difficult to install to an external drive. In fact, from my...
Forum: Backup and Restore 06 May 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By Mark Phelps
Then ... I think you've eliminated virtually all...

Then ... I think you've eliminated virtually all of the backup/imaging solutions out there. I've used MOST of them, including Linux tools, and the closest I've come to what you describe is doing...
Forum: Installation & Setup 06 May 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By Mark Phelps
I've used Clonezilla on Linux systems and agree...

I've used Clonezilla on Linux systems and agree with folks that say that it is very hard to figure out how to use it -- and any mistakes could wipe out your current installation. Instead, I heartily...
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