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Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
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Posted By teckneeculler
Thanks guys, good calls.

Thanks guys, good calls.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By teckneeculler
2TB HDD: 7200rpm or 5400rpm best for a TV-docked media player?

Just had a Seagate 2TB drive (warranty 2yrs) fail after 2 years and 2 months. Grr.

Anyway, I'm looking for a replacement 2TB drive for the media player that's connected to my TV.

A Seagate 7200...
Forum: Network & Sharing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By teckneeculler
HOSTS file add-ons - what's your take?

As most of you know, the HOSTS file (C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts) can be loaded with lists of dodgy domains that tells Windows to avoid.

What's your opinion about using the HOSTS file...
Forum: Microsoft Office 03 Jan 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 1,142
Posted By teckneeculler
Word 2003 - compare two documents?

I want to compare two very similar Word 2003 docs.

I'm aware of the 'Compare Side by Side' method but it doesn't highlight changes and\or differences between the two files.

Anyone used an app...
Forum: General Discussion 12 Dec 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,102
Posted By teckneeculler
remm and RoWin7: Thanks for your comments. ...

remm and RoWin7: Thanks for your comments.

Re the copy\clone alternatives, my subject drive is only a data store, so it doesn't need to boot.

But a week later, after the copy process on 6th...
Forum: General Discussion 09 Dec 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,102
Posted By teckneeculler
Thanks for your comments, guys. Cloning is a...

Thanks for your comments, guys.

Cloning is a far simpler process, IMHO, than imaging and migrating etc etc.

I think I started using the method when customers' HDDs began failing, or needed...
Forum: General Discussion 07 Dec 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,102
Posted By teckneeculler
Acronis Migrate Easy - anyone still using this app for disk cloning?

I used Acronis Migrate Easy for 10-12 years, back in the XP and early W7 days.

It never failed me when cloning an ailing HDD to a brand new drive, even if the the new drive was smaller than the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 22 Nov 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,152
Posted By teckneeculler
XweAponX: It appears you didn't read my last...

XweAponX: It appears you didn't read my last post.

The systems I've detailed are far more effective and informative than chkdsk.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 20 Nov 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,152
Posted By teckneeculler
Actually, there's a considerable amount of...

Actually, there's a considerable amount of information on the net that casts doubt on the total reliability of SMART reporting. As I said earlier, it's just software after all. We might as well...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 14 Nov 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,152
Posted By teckneeculler
Later: WD Diagnostics ended, with a report that...

Later: WD Diagnostics ended, with a report that said the drive tested GOOD but that SMART gave it a fail.
This was apparently due to a reallocated sector count with these values:
ID Value ...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 14 Nov 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,152
Posted By teckneeculler
Thanks guys. I ran the Windows checker, but, as...

Thanks guys. I ran the Windows checker, but, as you know, it doesn't list the results, just reboots and resumes Windows. Does it leave a report tucked away in the basement?

Anyway, I'm now running...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 13 Nov 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,152
Posted By teckneeculler
Doesn't that just check for file system errors?

Doesn't that just check for file system errors?
Forum: Hardware & Devices 13 Nov 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,152
Posted By teckneeculler
Checking for HDD sector damage

Anyone able to recommend software (paid or free) for checking hard drive sector damage?
I've tried Partition Guru but I'm not sure its reports are accurate or adequate.
Forum: Backup and Restore 03 Nov 2017
Replies: 37
Views: 6,053
Posted By teckneeculler
Folks, I'm very grateful for your in-depth...

Folks, I'm very grateful for your in-depth comments about Macrium. Especially - I have to say - Lady Jeannie. Well done!

To elaborate on my original post, I have several projects on the go, so...
Forum: Backup and Restore 03 Nov 2017
Replies: 37
Views: 6,053
Posted By teckneeculler
Almost three months later and I still haven't set...

Almost three months later and I still haven't set up a backup system :o.

But Macrium 7 Free is gonna happen any day now.

A coupla questions for the Macrium pundits:

1) Can the Free version...
Forum: Backup and Restore 30 Oct 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,216
Posted By teckneeculler
Thanks for the comment. I think the drive is...

Thanks for the comment.
I think the drive is now almost totally useless.
I've run PGuru a number of times and each time the number of damaged sectors seems to increase.
Fortunately the drive's...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 29 Oct 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By teckneeculler
You and I might be similar ages? DOB 08-40 LOL...

You and I might be similar ages? DOB 08-40 LOL :-)

Oh, and the brand?

I shop the New Zealand market. Transcend is probably sold under another name in the US.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 29 Oct 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By teckneeculler
Thanks, jumanji, but I'd already tried the...

Thanks, jumanji, but I'd already tried the Transcend fix. It didn't work, said it couldn't read the drive.

I'll check out the Transcend dealer for a warranty replacement.
Forum: Microsoft Office 28 Oct 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,839
Posted By teckneeculler
Yeah, it's good now, cheers for the help. In...

Yeah, it's good now, cheers for the help.
In the finish, I used a Diane Poremsky tip - Choose the Folder Outlook Starts Up In (https://www.slipstick.com/outlook/choose-outlook-startup-folder/) - and...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 28 Oct 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By teckneeculler
Thanks guys. I use flash drives frequently...

Thanks guys.

I use flash drives frequently when I'm building, repairing or tweaking customers' machines, to transfer apps and bits of useful software.

And I use the 'Safe' technique 99.9% of...
Forum: Microsoft Office 27 Oct 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,839
Posted By teckneeculler
Thanks guys, good tips :-)

Thanks guys, good tips :-)
Forum: Hardware & Devices 26 Oct 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By teckneeculler
Possible to repair dead (carelessly unplugged) USB flash drive?

This 16GB USB3 memstick is only 6 months old, but it's now unusable.

This is probably because I impatiently pulled it out of its port before doing the usual 'Safely Remove' routine.

I've just...
Forum: Backup and Restore 26 Oct 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,216
Posted By teckneeculler
Heads-Up: Ignore my last question, I did a PGuru...

Heads-Up: Ignore my last question, I did a PGuru scan of the drive while slaved in another machine and it revealed 700-800 duff sectors, ranging from not-so-good to very-bad.

I'm not concerned...
Forum: Microsoft Office 24 Oct 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,839
Posted By teckneeculler
How to make Outlook 2010 start with a specific PST?

Just rebuilt a mate's crashed W7 computer.

Managed to retrieve his Outlook 2010 pst file.

Installed Outlook on the new computer, but - and think this was where I went wrong - I 'imported' the...
Forum: Backup and Restore 23 Oct 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,216
Posted By teckneeculler
SIW2, thanks, I'll check it out. Cheers. ...

SIW2, thanks, I'll check it out.
Cheers.

Later: Ok, got the app. A question, if you would:
What do you think is the best way to run PGuru on this HDD?
Slaved, the way it's sitting now in...
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