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Forum: Installation & Setup 30 Oct 2010
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Posted By mypcbroke
O_O OMG. I don't know if I undid everything or...

O_O OMG.
I don't know if I undid everything or did something right, but I switched from AHCI to IDE and my start up hung at "starting windows" and the flame animation didn't start. Then it went to...
Forum: Installation & Setup 29 Oct 2010
Replies: 281
Views: 39,378
Posted By mypcbroke
Here's the snip Dave

Here's the snip Dave
Forum: Installation & Setup 29 Oct 2010
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Views: 39,378
Posted By mypcbroke
I tried all options greg mentioned above ^ and...

I tried all options greg mentioned above ^ and some I googled but I continue to get the error:
A disk read error occrred
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

or

No bootable device --insert boot...
Forum: Installation & Setup 29 Oct 2010
Replies: 281
Views: 39,378
Posted By mypcbroke
After one 2003 falling apart at the seams XP...

After one 2003 falling apart at the seams XP Dell, Windows image backup, Paragon Backup & Recovery, external HD, and a frozen bag of peas later, this where I'm at: Windows Home Premium is in my pc...
Forum: Installation & Setup 28 Oct 2010
Replies: 281
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Posted By mypcbroke
Sorry, it's been a while since I checked in. I've...

Sorry, it's been a while since I checked in. I've just been following some steps greg suggested about imaging and it's taking more time and a few more tries than expected. I'm nothing if not subborn....
Forum: Installation & Setup 25 Oct 2010
Replies: 281
Views: 39,378
Posted By mypcbroke
Currently at work (break hour), just wanted to...

Currently at work (break hour), just wanted to report in that my last install didn't work, but I'll follow the suggestions since then and try again when I get back.

I bought my pc June 2009, and...
Forum: Installation & Setup 25 Oct 2010
Replies: 281
Views: 39,378
Posted By mypcbroke
The other option in SATA mode is AHCI. ...

The other option in SATA mode is AHCI.

Chkdsk, GWScan and Memtest all cleared and I am attempting to install one more time. I'll try Vista because I seem to have a little better luck with that...
Forum: Installation & Setup 25 Oct 2010
Replies: 281
Views: 39,378
Posted By mypcbroke
I'm currently letting Memtest run, will let it go...

I'm currently letting Memtest run, will let it go through the night. Attached is a PW snap and BIOS screens you guys were asking about (hopefully they're the right screens).
Forum: Installation & Setup 24 Oct 2010
Replies: 281
Views: 39,378
Posted By mypcbroke
Currently going through these steps and letting...

Currently going through these steps and letting it run overnight.
As to the question of how much RAM I have 3gb.
Forum: Installation & Setup 24 Oct 2010
Replies: 281
Views: 39,378
Posted By mypcbroke
Just tried formatting with the Vista DVD instead,...

Just tried formatting with the Vista DVD instead, I did not receive an error. So, I'm following your previous steps with Vista right now.
Forum: Installation & Setup 24 Oct 2010
Replies: 281
Views: 39,378
Posted By mypcbroke
Since doing the DoD wipe, I have been getting...

Since doing the DoD wipe, I have been getting this error everytime I try to format via installer. I might try formatting via PW instead
Forum: Installation & Setup 24 Oct 2010
Replies: 281
Views: 39,378
Posted By mypcbroke
Sorry, after some previous comments, I wasn't...

Sorry, after some previous comments, I wasn't sure if I should post anything else. Here is a step by step of what I did on my most recent Windows 7 install.
I followed the same steps for Vista...
Forum: Installation & Setup 24 Oct 2010
Replies: 281
Views: 39,378
Posted By mypcbroke
I don't think Windows Vista installed, but here...

I don't think Windows Vista installed, but here is my PW snap
Forum: Installation & Setup 24 Oct 2010
Replies: 281
Views: 39,378
Posted By mypcbroke
I have "cleaned" my HD via the back route you...

I have "cleaned" my HD via the back route you showed (diagram was super helpful). I haven't taken my screw driver at my external HD as I'm scared to death of that (I'll back everything up in there to...
Forum: Installation & Setup 24 Oct 2010
Replies: 281
Views: 39,378
Posted By mypcbroke
After a few more attempts with Windows 7 by...

After a few more attempts with Windows 7 by wiping/formatting between each try, I am currently trying to install Windows Vista via a DVD I managed to wrangle. It's been "Expanding files" for a little...
Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Oct 2010
Replies: 281
Views: 39,378
Posted By mypcbroke
Honestly? At this point I'm not sure what I'm...

Honestly? At this point I'm not sure what I'm doing right or wrong, so it's in your hands.
So I'm going for a install via USB?

I just want to clarify, when I do this, do I make partitions with...
Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Oct 2010
Replies: 281
Views: 39,378
Posted By mypcbroke
Currently crawling at 83%, but let's say that...

Currently crawling at 83%, but let's say that thing finished before the end of the year. What step am I taking next?
Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Oct 2010
Replies: 281
Views: 39,378
Posted By mypcbroke
O_O ????????? PW is at 62% DoD 3...

O_O

?????????

PW is at 62% DoD 3 passes... I'll take it one step at a time from there
Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Oct 2010
Replies: 281
Views: 39,378
Posted By mypcbroke
What would I do with another Windows 7 pc?...

What would I do with another Windows 7 pc? Because there is someone I could bribe... the pc i've been using the past few days is an xp...
Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Oct 2010
Replies: 281
Views: 39,378
Posted By mypcbroke
Ok good, because I haven't checked back since my...

Ok good, because I haven't checked back since my last post (went out to grab food) and I had left PW writing zeros. It looks like its not going to be done for a while, but it's moving along
Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Oct 2010
Replies: 281
Views: 39,378
Posted By mypcbroke
I received an ICRC error when I tried to write...

I received an ICRC error when I tried to write zeros....
Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Oct 2010
Replies: 281
Views: 39,378
Posted By mypcbroke
You're tellin me, I'm perplexed by what you just...

You're tellin me, I'm perplexed by what you just said....
Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Oct 2010
Replies: 281
Views: 39,378
Posted By mypcbroke
My external HD is: SimpleDRIVE Mini - Red Wine...

My external HD is:
SimpleDRIVE Mini - Red Wine - USB 2.0 250GB 2.5 in Portable External Hard Drive (http://www.simpletech.com/products/storage/simpledrive-mini/red-wine-250gb.php)

I don't find...
Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Oct 2010
Replies: 281
Views: 39,378
Posted By mypcbroke
Wait, my external hard drive with where my...

Wait, my external hard drive with where my computer from a few months ago is saved? It's a Hitachi Simpledrive.... something or another

How would I update my BIOS?
Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Oct 2010
Replies: 281
Views: 39,378
Posted By mypcbroke
My BIOS model is: InsydeH2O Setup Utility Rev....

My BIOS model is: InsydeH2O Setup Utility Rev. 2.5
or is it:
System BIOS Version: v1.0
VGA BIOS Version: 1736

Yes, I have reset the CMOS previously (a couple times)

As to the question if...
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