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Forum: Hardware & Devices 06 Jul 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By Diddlededum
Is my hard drive dying?

I keep all my data on a Samsung hard disk drive. Recently when I tried to make my regular Macrium backup it failed with an error message indicating that there was a problem with the disk. I ran...
Forum: General Discussion 16 Feb 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By Diddlededum
Thanks for the links but I've adctually tried...

Thanks for the links but I've adctually tried them all already with no success. I posted my problem here:
...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 15 Feb 2014
Replies: 15
Views: 3,079
Posted By Diddlededum
Resurrecting old thread in the hope someone can...

Resurrecting old thread in the hope someone can help with identical problem.

Until recently my PC (Win 7 professional, 64 bit, operating system on SSD, personal files on hard drive, 2x Nvidia...
Forum: General Discussion 15 Feb 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By Diddlededum
Thanks - unfortunately my PC crashes when I enter...

Thanks - unfortunately my PC crashes when I enter sleep mode (or rather, gives me a blank screen when it awakes which requires a forced restart that I guess doesn't do the machine much good). Sounds...
Forum: General Discussion 15 Feb 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By Diddlededum
MKLINK, HIBERFIL.SYS amd SSD space

I have two drives, an SSD for the OS (C:) and a platter drive for data (D:). I want to be able to hibernate my PC but don't want HIBERFIL to wear out my SSD as I have lots of memory (24GB) being...
Forum: Backup and Restore 23 Jan 2014
Replies: 1,689
Views: 149,600
Posted By Diddlededum
Not aware of any adware or other nasties. I...

Not aware of any adware or other nasties.

I have on maybe three occasions had to restore an image I made, usually after installing other softwsare or updates that mucked up the PC. Twice I was...
Forum: Backup and Restore 21 Jan 2014
Replies: 1,689
Views: 149,600
Posted By Diddlededum
I had a scary moment the other day whilst making...

I had a scary moment the other day whilst making a routine backup image of my data drive. I got the following message:

Backup aborted! Unable to read from disk - Error Code 23 - Data error (cyclic...
Forum: Backup and Restore 05 Jan 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By Diddlededum
Correct Neil thanks - and yes I had effectively...

Correct Neil thanks - and yes I had effectively been doing what you described as backup 3, ie I made a backup some months ago, since which I have added various Windows updates, new software etc, then...
Forum: Backup and Restore 03 Jan 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By Diddlededum
Thanks for the tip about SSDs - but my OS is...

Thanks for the tip about SSDs - but my OS is already on an SSD so it's as fast as I can expect, other than the clutter. To anyone reading this who hasn't got an SSD, they are great. If you can't...
Forum: Backup and Restore 01 Jan 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By Diddlededum
Thanks that's what I thought you were saying. The...

Thanks that's what I thought you were saying. The downside of the Image 3 strategy is the risk that the futher into the future I go, when I decide to revert back to an old less cluttered Windows...
Forum: Backup and Restore 01 Jan 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By Diddlededum
Thanks that's very helpful. I'm glad someone else...

Thanks that's very helpful. I'm glad someone else has fretted about (i) balancing imaging the latest state of the OS drive (containing all software updates, but a lot of potential clutter) versus...
Forum: Backup and Restore 01 Jan 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By Diddlededum
Should I regularly back up my system using imaging?

Two questions in one I guess. I have two hard drives, an SSD for OS and a harddisk for data. As I have several pieces of software and hardware that require a great deal of manual configuration I was...
Forum: General Discussion 01 Jan 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 980
Posted By Diddlededum
If you haven't had any answers from forum members...

If you haven't had any answers from forum members I guess that means noone else has the same UPS as you so can't advise from experience. Your best option in that case is to contact the manufacturer...
Forum: Backup and Restore 16 Nov 2013
Replies: 1,689
Views: 149,600
Posted By Diddlededum
I'm confused... I always get a prompt telling me...

I'm confused... I always get a prompt telling me some USB drivers are missing, do I want to continue, when I restore a backup. I always click continue without drivers and whatever Macrium installs...
Forum: Backup and Restore 14 Nov 2013
Replies: 1,689
Views: 149,600
Posted By Diddlededum
I would certainly recommend soon after installing...

I would certainly recommend soon after installing your PC and getting it to a condition you like making an image AND THEN restoring it to check that it restores. I have a couple of images, one with...
Forum: General Discussion 14 Nov 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 770
Posted By Diddlededum
Yes, I created my main username account as...

Yes, I created my main username account as admininstrator when installing Windows, windows updates, all software etc, then created a new Admininstrator account and changed my main account to...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 01 Nov 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,046
Posted By Diddlededum
Just make sure you backup using Macrium (see...

Just make sure you backup using Macrium (see forum sticky) first in case you screw up!

I "normally" would just do all updates at once unless reinstalling an image due to an update failure in which...
Forum: Graphic Cards 27 Oct 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By Diddlededum
Thanks - all Windows and graphics card updates...

Thanks - all Windows and graphics card updates are fully up to date so don't think it could be that.

Can't see how the DVI port could have been damaged since it hasn't been touched nor has the...
Forum: Graphic Cards 26 Oct 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By Diddlededum
No suggestions?

No suggestions?
Forum: Graphic Cards 18 Oct 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By Diddlededum
AVI works, DVI no input to monitor. Troubleshooting?

I have four monitors supplied by two identical Nvidia Geforce 210 graphics cards. I don't always have all four switched on, it depends what software I'm running as to whether I need them all or not....
Forum: Graphic Cards 18 Oct 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By Diddlededum
+1 for paid version of DisplayFusion - I have...

+1 for paid version of DisplayFusion - I have four monitors and need a taskbar on two of them and need to not have a task bar on the other two, plus a different desktop wallpaper on each monitor....
Forum: Backup and Restore 16 Oct 2013
Replies: 1,689
Views: 149,600
Posted By Diddlededum
Not sure if it's relevant, but I wanted to...

Not sure if it's relevant, but I wanted to restore to an earlier image the other other day when investigating an issue that seemed to be related to a recent update to my graphics driver. Last month I...
Forum: Graphic Cards 11 Oct 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By Diddlededum
CCC is an AMD/ATI product and my graphics cards...

CCC is an AMD/ATI product and my graphics cards are Nvidias. I don't expect I'd be able to install it or get it to work - or should that not be a problem?
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 09 Oct 2013
Replies: 59
Views: 4,029
Posted By Diddlededum
Just had 29 updates to do. Rebooted and system...

Just had 29 updates to do. Rebooted and system paused for about 10 minutes at 32% before restarting. Got to 32% second time round, long long pause, then finally the familiar Windows chime. Shuts down...
Forum: Graphic Cards 08 Oct 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By Diddlededum
Switching between color profiles, multiple monitors

I want do do some filming of me at my workstation for Youtube. I have three monitors, default color settings for them are fine for my eyes. But if I film them as they are, they are way too bright and...
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