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Forum: Hardware & Devices 6 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 450
Posted By Mark Phelps
Seagate drives are failing all over the place!...

Seagate drives are failing all over the place! No, really! I've used Seagates for years and then, a few weeks ago, I started seeing threads about Seagates failing -- with the symptoms just like...
Forum: Installation & Setup 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By Mark Phelps
Sorry, keys are version specific -- the...

Sorry, keys are version specific -- the Professional key will not work with a Home Premium version.

There's not really a lot you can do with the drive being bad on the laptop. IF it were...
Forum: Graphic Cards 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By Mark Phelps
Where did you get these? If from AMD, they may...

Where did you get these? If from AMD, they may not work well because laptop manufacturers are infamous for customizing their hardware to the degree that only they drivers THEY provide work well. You...
Forum: Installation & Setup 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By Mark Phelps
Presuming you don't want to hack around with...

Presuming you don't want to hack around with Linux boot configuration files, my advice is to install Grub-customizer in Ubuntu. Once you do that, you can change the default OS using the app, and it...
Forum: Installation & Setup 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By Mark Phelps
You need to know that it may not be possible to...

You need to know that it may not be possible to easily "downgrade" a new Win8 PC to Win7. Before you charge into this, you need to go to the HP site and confirm that Win7 drivers are available for...
Forum: Network & Sharing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By Mark Phelps
I had a similar problem in the Den which is quite...

I had a similar problem in the Den which is quite far away from the upstairs room that holds my wireless router. My solution was to get a wireless bridge. I originally used an Amped Wireless unit,...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By Mark Phelps
I used to swear by Seagate but lately, I've had...

I used to swear by Seagate but lately, I've had high failure rates -- so now, I avoid them. I also had WD "green " drives fail often. But recently, WD has been offering other types of drives and...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By Mark Phelps
You can't actually "upgrade" from XP to Win7 as...

You can't actually "upgrade" from XP to Win7 as MS only allows upgrades from one Windows version to the next.

As to price, anything that cheap is likely to be a stolen MSDN license, and while it...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By Mark Phelps
Basically, no -- you can't create more...

Basically, no -- you can't create more partitions.

There are ways to install Linux in your setup, but it means you will have to get rid of the Recovery partition, because even if you remove...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By Mark Phelps
Your thread title indicates you want a simple...

Your thread title indicates you want a simple process to clone ONLY the Win7 (OS), applications, and data from a 500GB HDD to a 128GB SSD.

If the space you use on the 500GB is less than 128GB,...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By Mark Phelps
According to Gigabyte, your board uses a Renesas...

According to Gigabyte, your board uses a Renesas USB 3.0 chipset. I have an older Gigabyte board and it also uses a Renesas USB 3.0 chipset -- and mine needed a firmware patch before it could...
Forum: General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 907
Posted By Mark Phelps
According to an article on Device Doctor, it ...

According to an article on Device Doctor, it

I'm guessing you did NOT do that, otherwise, you would have mentioned it IF you HAD done this, you might have been able to fix these problems using...
Forum: Drivers 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 525
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 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 481
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 15 Jul 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 357
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 15 Jul 2014
Replies: 18
Views: 482
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 15 Jul 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 499
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 14 Jul 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 274
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 14 Jul 2014
Replies: 13
Views: 484
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 12 Jul 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 372
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 11 Jul 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 569
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 09 Jul 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 132
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 09 Jul 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 499
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 06 Jul 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 503
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 02 Jul 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 519
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...
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