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Forum: Drivers 1 Day Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By Mark Phelps
First of all, if you had no video drivers...

First of all, if you had no video drivers installed, you would not be seeing a desktop -- so you MUST have some drivers in place already.

Second, why are you using the Computer Management to...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By Mark Phelps
You should visit the HardOCP website -- as they...

You should visit the HardOCP website -- as they did some performance benchmarks of Gaming comparing an SSD to an HDD -- and found, that apart from loading the game, real-time performance was no...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By Mark Phelps
I've use the Minitool Partition Wizard Boot CD...

I've use the Minitool Partition Wizard Boot CD and it can recognize all the partitions on a removable drive. You can download this for free from their website. If you install it, there is also an...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Mark Phelps
Probably NOT -- but you never know. Problem is,...

Probably NOT -- but you never know. Problem is, if anything goes wrong during the BIOS flash, you are left with a nonworking PC. SO, it's not something to charge into hoping that it will fix...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 4 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By Mark Phelps
When I "migrated" from my HDD to an SSD, for a...

When I "migrated" from my HDD to an SSD, for a brief period, the OS was NOT activated. But then, I chose the option to activate online, and a couple of minutes later, all was OK. This is NOT a...
Forum: Drivers 4 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By Mark Phelps
OK ... but have you installed the Samsung USB...

OK ... but have you installed the Samsung USB drivers? Asking because I have a Samsung GS3 and it would not connect through USB until I installed their specific drivers. There are several ways to do...
Forum: Installation & Setup 6 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By Mark Phelps
My own approach is different ... I always...

My own approach is different ...

I always install the drivers from the motherboard vendor (usually come on a CD) first. Why? Because you know these drivers will work and you'll get complete...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By Mark Phelps
What might give you some visibility is to look...

What might give you some visibility is to look into your Boot options in the BIOS screens and see if there is something that will allow you to see the POST (Power On Self Test) messages.
Forum: Drivers 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By Mark Phelps
Whenever folks ask me about flashing their BIOS,...

Whenever folks ask me about flashing their BIOS, I always tell them NOT do it unless BOTH of the following are true:
1) You have a way to save off the current working BIOS to a media that can be...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By Mark Phelps
Without going into the details, it's safe to tell...

Without going into the details, it's safe to tell you that with a 5-minute Google exercise, you can easily find websites from which you can purchase a CD that will allow you to BLANK the Admin...
Forum: Backup and Restore 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By Mark Phelps
According to the fdisk results, the Windows...

According to the fdisk results, the Windows partitions are still there (good news) and, if sda2 is where your boot loader files are located, the boot flag is pointing to the right partition -- so...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Mark Phelps
Did you install drivers from a CD that came with...

Did you install drivers from a CD that came with the video card? Asking because I have the very same card and have installed the latest 14.3 beta drivers and they are working great. You might want...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By Mark Phelps
Also, the Office info in the report says ...

Also, the Office info in the report says

My guess is that means that this is a pirated version of Office 2007.
Forum: Backup and Restore 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By Mark Phelps
Even if you DID, you still could not roll back...

Even if you DID, you still could not roll back your computer to a previous date. System Restore is not an image backup, instead, it should be called Operating System Restore -- as what it really...
Forum: Backup and Restore 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By Mark Phelps
That's insufficient if what you want to do is go...

That's insufficient if what you want to do is go back to an earlier state with all your apps and settings reset to that date.

Information is installed into lots of different folders, not just...
Forum: Drivers 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 8,442
Posted By Mark Phelps
I saw two Win7 drivers in Microsoft Update...

I saw two Win7 drivers in Microsoft Update Catalog. If neither of them work, you should try the AMD driver website: Download Drivers (http://support.amd.com/en-us/download)
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By Mark Phelps
Forum rules prevent us from telling you...

Forum rules prevent us from telling you specifically how to bypass a password, but if you Google around a bit, you should be able to find threads about disk images you can purchase to burn a CD that...
Forum: Backup and Restore 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By Mark Phelps
You said you installed Ubuntu, so I presumed you...

You said you installed Ubuntu, so I presumed you had install media -- DVD or USB stick, and yes, you have to boot using that.
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By Mark Phelps
The link that Brink posted answers your questions...

The link that Brink posted answers your questions -- you should click it and read through it before asking more questions.
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By Mark Phelps
When you boot into Win64, you should see it...

When you boot into Win64, you should see it designated as "C" -- as that is the default drive letter for the Windows native OS partition.

The bigger problem is that, if the boot loader was in the...
Forum: Backup and Restore 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By Mark Phelps
Since you can't boot into Windows, then do the...

Since you can't boot into Windows, then do the following:
1) Boot into the Ubuntu install media
2) Choose the option to Try Ubuntu
3) When a desktop finally opens, open the terminal and enter...
Forum: Installation & Setup 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By Mark Phelps
According to the report, you forced the...

According to the report, you forced the conversion of Windows partitions to Dynamic Disks on "sda" by creating too many partitions. I don't think you are going to be able to fix Windows until you...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By Mark Phelps
The only colours that appear to be changing are...

The only colours that appear to be changing are the background. In both screen shots, the icons, on the desktop and on the "bars" have not changed colour. I would agree with the suspicion that your...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By Mark Phelps
You shouldn't be using "apt-get" commands in...

You shouldn't be using "apt-get" commands in Ubuntu unless you know what you are doing as that installs individual packages; instead, you should be installing apps from the Software Center.

As to...
Forum: Graphic Cards 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By Mark Phelps
You should be able to get into the BIOS setup...

You should be able to get into the BIOS setup screens for either the onboard graphics or the Nvidia without any special drivers -- as they are not in use at that time, anyway.

When I recently...
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