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Forum: System Security 18 Aug 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,469
Posted By SoapDodger
So far guys. The SMART test passed. The...

So far guys.

The SMART test passed.
The Short generic test passed.
but the Long Generic test failed :( Is that bad? lmao

I am running another of the tests but where should I go from here now?...
Forum: System Security 18 Aug 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,469
Posted By SoapDodger
Cheers for the suggestions. Your program came up...

Cheers for the suggestions. Your program came up with a caution as seen in the attachment.

I used this to make my disc:
...
Forum: System Security 17 Aug 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,469
Posted By SoapDodger
Ubuntu is a separate partition. Windows has 250...

Ubuntu is a separate partition. Windows has 250 GB...

When it crashes it doesn't stop. It appears to run it just says not responding and takes 10 minutes to recover.

Surely a missing windows...
Forum: System Security 17 Aug 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,469
Posted By SoapDodger
64-bit Windows 7 Crashes - Troubleshooting!

Hi Guys, my laptop has just about pushed me to my limit now. I am losing patience lol and I am hoping someone can see something I've missed.

Problem:
Windows will start to lock up after about...
Forum: Installation & Setup 02 Aug 2012
Replies: 41
Views: 5,976
Posted By SoapDodger
Right Guys, Basically I made another Ubuntu Disc...

Right Guys, Basically I made another Ubuntu Disc and it worked. I booted the live CD which of course doesn't use the hard drive then I installed Ubuntu on the full hard drive (formatting it all)....
Forum: Installation & Setup 29 Jul 2012
Replies: 41
Views: 5,976
Posted By SoapDodger
Hey Greg, I folowed them instructions and it...

Hey Greg, I folowed them instructions and it worked. I went into the boot command promt, I then used the diskpart command and the 'clean all' command on my C drive to completely clear it. I then...
Forum: Installation & Setup 29 Jul 2012
Replies: 41
Views: 5,976
Posted By SoapDodger
Ahhh Bad news I am afraid. I booted the Windows 7...

Ahhh Bad news I am afraid. I booted the Windows 7 DVD into my old laptop and it had no issues with it. Granted my Ubuntu disc is faulty because I used Nero, I am in the process of making another...
Forum: Installation & Setup 29 Jul 2012
Replies: 41
Views: 5,976
Posted By SoapDodger
Yes, I have just booted up an old Laptop. When my...

Yes, I have just booted up an old Laptop. When my USB finishes what it's doing I will try booting it and installing Ubuntu on my spare which I was about to try anyway. If that works then I'll be...
Forum: Installation & Setup 29 Jul 2012
Replies: 41
Views: 5,976
Posted By SoapDodger
How could I check the motherboard? :p Could is ...

How could I check the motherboard? :p Could is be the driver support for the USb and CD drive? Would that cause the ISO not to boot properly?!?

Cheers, Dan. :)
Forum: Installation & Setup 29 Jul 2012
Replies: 41
Views: 5,976
Posted By SoapDodger
Right, I don't have a cable at the moment, but I...

Right, I don't have a cable at the moment, but I have access to 3 other computers. If I were to get a cable how would I test the hard drive? What programs would I use once it's connected?

I...
Forum: Installation & Setup 29 Jul 2012
Replies: 41
Views: 5,976
Posted By SoapDodger
Right. The USB stick didn't work. However at...

Right. The USB stick didn't work. However at least I have a screen which I can explain. When I booted the USB drive it came stright up with the following:

SYSLINUX 4.83 2010-10-22 EDD Copyright...
Forum: Installation & Setup 29 Jul 2012
Replies: 41
Views: 5,976
Posted By SoapDodger
And how do I find that?!? lol I think I...

And how do I find that?!? lol

I think I missed the error message first time :P It went quite quickly.
Forum: Installation & Setup 29 Jul 2012
Replies: 41
Views: 5,976
Posted By SoapDodger
I just tried booting from my Windows 7 CD again...

I just tried booting from my Windows 7 CD again and I got the error message:

Couldn't boot CD: Could not find BOOTMGR

Any ideas?
Forum: Installation & Setup 29 Jul 2012
Replies: 41
Views: 5,976
Posted By SoapDodger
I am downloading a more stable version 11.10 Live...

I am downloading a more stable version 11.10 Live x64 through UNetBootin, I will try booting from that and if it doesn't work I think it could be hardward or MBR loss which is stopping it booting.
...
Forum: Installation & Setup 29 Jul 2012
Replies: 41
Views: 5,976
Posted By SoapDodger
Ubuntu 12.04 Iso x64. The CD version but I read...

Ubuntu 12.04 Iso x64. The CD version but I read it would still work. Should I try it again downloading the file through UNetBootin?!?
Forum: Installation & Setup 29 Jul 2012
Replies: 41
Views: 5,976
Posted By SoapDodger
To make my USB stick I used UNetBootin? Is that...

To make my USB stick I used UNetBootin? Is that just as good?!?
Forum: Installation & Setup 29 Jul 2012
Replies: 41
Views: 5,976
Posted By SoapDodger
Using the suggested methods I have made a 'good'...

Using the suggested methods I have made a 'good' windows 7 disc. To my knowledge I now have 3 good bootable discs and none of them work. It doesn't recognize my Ubunutu disc or Gparted disc but that...
Forum: Installation & Setup 28 Jul 2012
Replies: 41
Views: 5,976
Posted By SoapDodger
Thanks for the quick replies. I didn't think it...

Thanks for the quick replies. I didn't think it was a bad disc because my recovery disc's also crashed and I have used them before. However I did use Nero lol Thanks for the suggestions but A: I...
Forum: Installation & Setup 28 Jul 2012
Replies: 41
Views: 5,976
Posted By SoapDodger
Laptop Won't boot Anything

Hi Guys,

This is an interesting problem and one that has completely confused me! I am starting to think I have somehow currupted the MBR (master boot record). I know, how could I possibly do that...
Forum: System Security 24 Jul 2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,652
Posted By SoapDodger
Update: After running the Root-kit it seems to...

Update: After running the Root-kit it seems to have solved the problem and sorted my computer out however I am still going to do a full re-install the proper way as the verification scan still won't...
Forum: System Security 24 Jul 2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,652
Posted By SoapDodger
Thanks for all the comment s guide, I've been...

Thanks for all the comment s guide, I've been struggling to get internet access lol hence the late reply.

Just a quick update, I used the verification scan using sfc /scannow and that failed, it...
Forum: System Security 20 Jul 2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,652
Posted By SoapDodger
Rootkit Virus killed my computer. Restored but still too slow to use?!

Hey Guys.

My computer was recently infected with a rootkit virus from what I could tell. When first discovered, my virus check took 38 hours and found 6898 virus's, I moved these to the chest and...
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