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Forum: Installation & Setup 09 Mar 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 16,471
Posted By BrodyBoy
Hi dinglesniff, The thread's old...and so am...

Hi dinglesniff,

The thread's old...and so am I!....but we're still around. ;) The issues with clean installs are indeed a more serious consequence of this disc enumeration "quirk." (That was...
Forum: Installation & Setup 22 Dec 2011
Replies: 43
Views: 6,069
Posted By BrodyBoy
Expires? I've never had one expire.....:shock:

Expires? I've never had one expire.....:shock:
Forum: Installation & Setup 22 Dec 2011
Replies: 43
Views: 6,069
Posted By BrodyBoy
I do clean installs all the time....I can't even...

I do clean installs all the time....I can't even speculate how many times I've used the same DVD and USB installers! Don't worry about it. :)
Forum: Installation & Setup 11 Dec 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 16,471
Posted By BrodyBoy
That's the mentioned KB article. Am I missing a...

That's the mentioned KB article. Am I missing a point you're making about it?
Forum: Installation & Setup 11 Dec 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 16,471
Posted By BrodyBoy
Just finished reading the referenced thread and...

Just finished reading the referenced thread and associated links. Really interesting stuff!

@mjf: At one point, you had asked what consequence this might have, aside from being a nuisance. I...
Forum: Installation & Setup 11 Dec 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 16,471
Posted By BrodyBoy
Thanks for the responses, guys. I didn't find...

Thanks for the responses, guys. I didn't find that thread when I started researching this.....I'm off to read it now. :)
Forum: Installation & Setup 11 Dec 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 16,471
Posted By BrodyBoy
SATA ports, Disk numbers, and Windows Setup

I realize this thread's old, and the single response suggests it's not something many people have noticed or care about. But.....

I've always assumed, supported by the evidence of my particular...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 12 Apr 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,933
Posted By BrodyBoy
Well.....went to a ballgame tonight, where I...

Well.....went to a ballgame tonight, where I remember that the guy who has the seats next to ours happens to be a Mac geek. How handy!:geek:

So I asked him about this and he said it'll work just...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 11 Apr 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,933
Posted By BrodyBoy
Thank you for the link. That seems geared toward...

Thank you for the link. That seems geared toward running Windows alongside OSX...or within it or something...using the Boot Camp utility.

Obviously, Apple isn't going to say, right on their...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 11 Apr 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,933
Posted By BrodyBoy
Windows 7 on Apple hardware

I'll put it right out there- my (probably) dumb question: Can Win7 be installed on Mac hardware?

I've been a PC user for decades...literally. I really like Windows 7...best version yet, IMO,...
Forum: Tutorials 27 Nov 2010
Replies: 388
Views: 612,976
Posted By BrodyBoy
Yes, I'm confident in the 400Gb drive...the M/B &...

Yes, I'm confident in the 400Gb drive...the M/B & Windows both recognized it immediately, the format completed normally, items copied to it normally. Why would you suspect that I shouldn't have...
Forum: Tutorials 27 Nov 2010
Replies: 388
Views: 612,976
Posted By BrodyBoy
@mjf: SMART monitoring was enabled by...

@mjf:

SMART monitoring was enabled by default in the ASUS motherboard. I've never used another program for that....I've never had a disc trigger a SMART error. Lucky I guess.

Windows flashes a...
Forum: Tutorials 27 Nov 2010
Replies: 388
Views: 612,976
Posted By BrodyBoy
Yes, that was the first thing I did. It appeared...

Yes, that was the first thing I did. It appeared to me that it just saw the S.M.A.R.T. flag and made the "bad disc" call as I described above. The short test didn't actually report errors other...
Forum: Tutorials 27 Nov 2010
Replies: 388
Views: 612,976
Posted By BrodyBoy
I'm starting to wonder/speculate on something. ...

I'm starting to wonder/speculate on something. Any feedback & corrections appreciated.

The self-monitoring feature built into modern HDDs seems to work like this:


It triggers a S.M.A.R.T....
Forum: Tutorials 27 Nov 2010
Replies: 388
Views: 612,976
Posted By BrodyBoy
Now that one I knew! :geek: I've run all...

Now that one I knew! :geek:

I've run all these scans, and they found.....NOTHING. I can't believe it. I even ran chkdsk /f from the recovery command prompt, to be sure the drive was not in use...
Forum: Tutorials 27 Nov 2010
Replies: 388
Views: 612,976
Posted By BrodyBoy
Got it!! Will follow those steps....I'm...

Got it!! Will follow those steps....I'm comfortable working from the command line Will post back tomorrow on whether it was successful.

Thanks again.
Forum: Tutorials 27 Nov 2010
Replies: 388
Views: 612,976
Posted By BrodyBoy
Where's scan & sector repair...in Disc...

Where's scan & sector repair...in Disc Management? I wasn't aware that Windows had anything but chkdsk.

I'll go copy data, etc., and then do that (scan & repair, re-try the back-ups). Just need...
Forum: Tutorials 27 Nov 2010
Replies: 388
Views: 612,976
Posted By BrodyBoy
The 400Gb HDD is internal, installed only for the...

The 400Gb HDD is internal, installed only for the purposes of providing a back-up destination. I don't have an external USB drive. (Actually I do, but they're older WDs and they don't seem to work...
Forum: Tutorials 27 Nov 2010
Replies: 388
Views: 612,976
Posted By BrodyBoy
Thanks for the replay. :) 1) Yes, since I...

Thanks for the replay. :)

1) Yes, since I can still boot into Windows and everything but backing up seems to be working, I think I can copy her data.

2) I only get the Missing boot mgr message...
Forum: Tutorials 27 Nov 2010
Replies: 388
Views: 612,976
Posted By BrodyBoy
Yeah, sorry....I should have just edited out the...

Yeah, sorry....I should have just edited out the original post. There was no valid image to find, so that was not the problem.

Currently, I have the original drive that's failing, a 1Tb Seagate. ...
Forum: Tutorials 26 Nov 2010
Replies: 388
Views: 612,976
Posted By BrodyBoy
Hoping to avoid disaster (or at least a lot of work)

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UPDATE: I've narrowed the problem to a failure during image creation, not a file location/integrity issue as I originally thought
I re-installed the bad...
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