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Forum: Hardware & Devices 06 Aug 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By RogerR
When I reconnect the old IDE drives, they are...

When I reconnect the old IDE drives, they are being detected either. There is regular ticking sound that sounds like some kind of switching but the BIOS doesn't recognize any HDD at all. Thinking I...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 05 Aug 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By RogerR
BIOS set at defaults - the machine in question is...

BIOS set at defaults - the machine in question is other than my profile.
The only card is the graphics card and its tight. RAM is correctly identified on boot and really doesn't have a chance to...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 05 Aug 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By RogerR
I have alternately tried both the SSD and a...

I have alternately tried both the SSD and a presumed good SATA WD HDD into SATA Port 0 with a known good cable. Both ARE detected correctly at the boot screen (which hangs after port detection), but...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 05 Aug 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By RogerR
Hmmm ... noted the CD was functioning on SATA,...

Hmmm ... noted the CD was functioning on SATA, switched some cables around and the SSD is recognized but does not appear when auto-detecting hard drives, and for some reason I can't move it up the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 05 Aug 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By RogerR
SSD not found

Thought I had a failing hard drive, as I was getting a boot failure, but when I put it in another machine, everything is there. I cloned it to a new SSD and ... same thing; No Primary Master...
Forum: General Discussion 04 Aug 2014
Replies: 12
Views: 388
Posted By RogerR
Try the usual places (NewEgg, Tiger Direct, Best...

Try the usual places (NewEgg, Tiger Direct, Best Buy, Costco) for whatever is on promotion. Look for at least 6 MB of RAM and quad-core and most of the rest will fall in to place. I've had good luck...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 04 Aug 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By RogerR
SSD Samsung Data Migration software question

Hey,

Has anyone tried to use the Samsung Data Migration software for other brands? I have a new Crucial SSD and, faced with a 263MB (!) Acronis d/l over a torpid internet connection, am wondering...
Forum: General Discussion 31 Jul 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By RogerR
Check them all? How to use CHKDSK (Check...

Check them all?

How to use CHKDSK (Check Disk) | Windows 7 Forums (http://www.w7forums.com/threads/how-to-use-chkdsk-check-disk.448/)
Forum: General Discussion 31 Jul 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By RogerR
This. I bought a Samsung Evo and the supplied...

This. I bought a Samsung Evo and the supplied software was painless and error-free. I cloned my boot drive.
Forum: Software 31 Jul 2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,163
Posted By RogerR
Have you seen this? How to Take High-Resolution...

Have you seen this?
How to Take High-Resolution Screenshots | Chron.com (http://smallbusiness.chron.com/highresolution-screenshots-71294.html)

I find it easier to just Alt-PrtScn and paste into...
Forum: General Discussion 31 Jul 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By RogerR
My bad. Partition Wizard 7. I finally got it to...

My bad. Partition Wizard 7. I finally got it to boot through and it appears the primary hdd has failed (all partitions lost). This disk contains the OS and programs (though not data or backups).
...
Forum: General Discussion 31 Jul 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By RogerR
Boot failure from Partition Magic

Short version:
Wife's computer crashed.
Wife's computer would not boot.
Booting from Partition Magic boot disk;



Guessing this is Partition Magic failing to open a Linux kernel to boot the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 18 Jul 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By RogerR
Much faster boot and wake times too. Very happy...

Much faster boot and wake times too. Very happy with an inexpensive Samsung EVO 120 gigger.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 18 Jul 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By RogerR
Its possible you just have a corrupted boot...

Its possible you just have a corrupted boot sector on the drive. Run some diagnostics on it from the manufacturer, and /or use Partition Wizard (Free) to repair the boot.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 18 Jul 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 449
Posted By RogerR
Active Directory Domain Services unavailable - print error

HP 3015 All-in-One has worked fine for years, plugged into wife's PC. Yesterday it stopped communicating and the error message; "Active Directory Domain Services unavailable" is cryptic. This error...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 12 Mar 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By RogerR
The Collective prefers Speccy ...

The Collective prefers Speccy (http://www.piriform.com/speccy/download)to CpuZ. :p
Forum: System Security 10 Mar 2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,481
Posted By RogerR
Avast has worked very well for me. Skip all the...

Avast has worked very well for me. Skip all the add-on stuff and stay with the basic protection to limit pop-ups.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 10 Mar 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By RogerR
What is the file format on those drives? Are you...

What is the file format on those drives? Are you trying to write NTFS to a FAT32 drive? Also check permissions to ensure you have write privileges.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 10 Mar 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By RogerR
Run a full virus scan for starters. Then run...

Run a full virus scan for starters. Then run diagnostics on your hard drive in case this is an early warning. Take the opportunity to backup...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 10 Mar 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By RogerR
Have you tried defragging the source drive?...

Have you tried defragging the source drive? Depending on how many files you are moving and where they are located, the source drive heads might be going all over the platters to find the data. Does...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 10 Mar 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,218
Posted By RogerR
Tried d/ling the latest drivers from the...

Tried d/ling the latest drivers from the manufacturer for it? Seems like M$ gave you new ones that don't work.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 10 Mar 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By RogerR
I'm away from the machine for a few days, but...

I'm away from the machine for a few days, but will post when I get back. From memory, its a 240gb SATA HDD with a single partition - I don't think there is an HP reserved partition - and I'm pretty...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 10 Mar 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By RogerR
Yes - same results in each case. What may...

Yes - same results in each case.

What may be a further red-herring; after I get to the Windows start screen, the touchpad cursor freezes up. If I ctrl-alt-del it works again, and I can log in and...
Forum: General Discussion 10 Mar 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By RogerR
You could also copy your files and photos to a CD...

You could also copy your files and photos to a CD or cloud account such as Dropbox. A clean windows install need not erase your files and photos - just create a new partition and install clean into...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 09 Mar 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By RogerR
It should operate without the battery as long as...

It should operate without the battery as long as the AC is attached.

Do the LEDs near the power input, or keyboard (Caps, NumLock etc) light at all? Do you hear fans power up?
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