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Forum: Hardware & Devices 12 Mar 2013
Replies: 53
Views: 6,299
Posted By BostonDriver
Old folks like me remember VM/370 and card...

Old folks like me remember VM/370 and card punches :o

On the same HW (I swap some of the disks) booting FreeBSD and Fedora keep things "in order", even before I started using UUID. So I wanted to...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 10 Mar 2013
Replies: 53
Views: 6,299
Posted By BostonDriver
Disk Management (Snap in) shows swaped Disk0=D and Disk1=C

When starting a backup (Acronis), I noticed that my C: drive was now "Disk 1" and my D: drive now "Disk 0".

I verified this using Computer Management > Disk Management

I had this happen with...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 17 Feb 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,089
Posted By BostonDriver
Same here... I've done all 3 of the above w/out...

Same here... I've done all 3 of the above w/out issue. The HBA was built into the MB, so I wasn't sure what to expect when I disabled it and used a PCIe card. The HD was also > 2TB, and uses GPT,...
Forum: General Discussion 17 Feb 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,287
Posted By BostonDriver
I think I found the guilty party. The second I...

I think I found the guilty party. The second I start "disk management (local)" I might as well pull the power cord.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 17 Feb 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,089
Posted By BostonDriver
I didn't install a hard disk. I replaced the...

I didn't install a hard disk. I replaced the HBA.

I was able to get Win 7 updates this weekend. My product seems activated. In my case, the driver was the same as that used by the prior HBA. ...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 15 Feb 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,089
Posted By BostonDriver
So far, changing the SATA controller has not...

So far, changing the SATA controller has not resulted in any problem. The product key is still valid. Windows Update doesn't turn up any new updates since this HW was installed. I typically have...
Forum: General Discussion 27 Jan 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,287
Posted By BostonDriver
On the same machine, each disk has a Linux...

On the same machine, each disk has a Linux partition. When I booted into Fedora 17, I had the same type of issue when copy was done via drag icons in KDE. I was just about to pack up the SATA...
Forum: General Discussion 27 Jan 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,287
Posted By BostonDriver
I've seen this again, but a copy wasn't in...

I've seen this again, but a copy wasn't in progress. I just completed one (a few actually) but none was in progress when the system just "hung".

In a dos prompt, I was monitoring the free disk...
Forum: General Discussion 27 Jan 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,287
Posted By BostonDriver
Disk Activity Stops and System Eventually Freezes

With heavy(?) disk use, my system appears to stop disk activity. Resource Monitor shows nothing under Overview and Disk where there would be e.g. system and explore.exe listed as images before this...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 21 Jan 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,089
Posted By BostonDriver
Replace (disable) BIOS HDA to use PCIe HBA w/out reinstall?

Hi,

I'm using a Dell Precision 690 (Intel 5000X chipset) which does not support SATA 3 or greater than 2TB drives.

I plan on buying a PCIe HBA to solve this problem, either the High Point...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 21 Jan 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,554
Posted By BostonDriver
No, I only get "746G" with the green, yet My Book...

No, I only get "746G" with the green, yet My Book gets 3TB, that's the question.

Another mystery, Win7 sees the My Book as MBR, not GPT. I think there is a trick used to get 3TB using MBR...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 20 Jan 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,554
Posted By BostonDriver
Why WD 3TB USB MyBook works, 3TB via USB-SATA adapter doesn't

I'm looking for help in understanding why my external 3TB WD My Book is working just fine with Win7 Pro 64bit. My PC is a Dell Precision 690, and only supports USB 2.0.

I have a new 3TB WD Green...
Forum: Media Center 16 Jan 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,055
Posted By BostonDriver
I was able to start media center using this...

I was able to start media center using this command via cmd prompt.


C:\Windows\ehome\ehshell.exe


I pinned to start and task bar. Don't know why "search" etc. didn't find it earlier.
Forum: Media Center 16 Jan 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,055
Posted By BostonDriver
Media Center Went Away

I can't find a way to start Media Center (Win7 64Bit SP1). Just this a.m. it was updating listings. I did just install (5) windows updates.

It's no longer listed via Start / All Programs,...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 15 Aug 2011
Replies: 21
Views: 7,465
Posted By BostonDriver
I was just hit by this tonight. The fix it tools...

I was just hit by this tonight. The fix it tools for this didn't fix anything.

I'm installing 64bit version manually as suggested.

Doing this manually, am I just putting off the problem for...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 25 Mar 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 5,918
Posted By BostonDriver
Sorry for the delay in trying things. That job...

Sorry for the delay in trying things. That job thing kept me busy. The delay did result in a new Win7 update being detected when I booted. So I installed it. Everything went smooth. So as things...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 19 Mar 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 5,918
Posted By BostonDriver
I'm warned about using this tool for Windows 7 ...

I'm warned about using this tool for Windows 7


This article applies to a different version of Windows than the one you are using. Content in this article may not be relevant to you.Visit the...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 14 Mar 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 5,918
Posted By BostonDriver
Requested log files, screen shots (bmp) of the...

Requested log files, screen shots (bmp) of the Windows Update Troubleshooter and printout (to pdf creator) of the "elevated diagnostics" the troubleshooter produces when click its 'print' icon are in...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 13 Mar 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 5,918
Posted By BostonDriver
It was the folder that updates download into. I...

It was the folder that updates download into. I didn't delete, just moved the contents to a backup directory, just in case. C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Downloads was an empty dir

I do not...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 13 Mar 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 5,918
Posted By BostonDriver
Hi Ricard. Here is the log. I ran this AFTER...

Hi Ricard. Here is the log. I ran this AFTER getting SP1 installed (details in other thread you replied to.)

I re-ran this because I still have the issue when troubleshoot windows update finds...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 13 Mar 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,926
Posted By BostonDriver
@Richard: Will provide the log (in my thread,...

@Richard: Will provide the log (in my thread, specific to the latest issue) ASAP. That system is in use right now (disk swamped)

I was able to get SP1 installed. I re-ran the System Update...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 13 Mar 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 5,918
Posted By BostonDriver
Question on troubleshoot: Fix Problems With Windows Update

Under Control Panel... System and security there is a link to 'Fix Problems with Windows Update'

I keep fixing, and after the fix, re-run, and the same issue is found.

Is there something to...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 13 Mar 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,926
Posted By BostonDriver
No help for me. Still dealing with problems...

No help for me. Still dealing with problems related to SP1

Backing up, I can't seem to get the Windows Update Troubleshoot to 'stick'... I run it, it finds an inconsistency and fixes the problem....
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 12 Mar 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 28,520
Posted By BostonDriver
Can this fix I applied to get Office 2007 updates...

Can this fix I applied to get Office 2007 updates to play nice have anything to do with the problem?
...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 12 Mar 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 28,520
Posted By BostonDriver
Current state of Windows Update: "Downloading 1...

Current state of Windows Update: "Downloading 1 update 0 KB 0% complete"

It's been like that for 15+ minutes. I've canceled a few times, started again. Same results... this time I'll let it...
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