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Forum: Installation & Setup 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 781
Posted By dg1261
It's been years since I've worked on an HP, but...

It's been years since I've worked on an HP, but IIRC you press F11 (or is it F10?) during POST (while the HP logo is showing) and it should launch into the factory recovery environment. If it's...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 897
Posted By dg1261
I use HDAT2 for that purpose, though there are...

I use HDAT2 for that purpose, though there are probably others as well. HDAT2 makes a half-hearted attempt to recover bad sectors, so doesn't waste too much time on them before moving on. It might be...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 897
Posted By dg1261
Perhaps a difference in semantics? I was talking...

Perhaps a difference in semantics? I was talking about modifying the disk to have three partitions -- and you did say "one" plus "two more". Perhaps you misinterpreted my post as meaning to create...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 897
Posted By dg1261
Since your intent is to "recover data from the...

Since your intent is to "recover data from the center area of the drive", I'm puzzled how you would accomplish this. Creating three partitions is certainly doable if you were going to wipe the...
Forum: Installation & Setup 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 781
Posted By dg1261
GuitarRock, The partition layout looks...

GuitarRock,

The partition layout looks pretty standard for an OEM system, especially from HP as they tend to put the Recovery partition at the end (as vs. Dell and some others who put the Recovery...
Forum: General Discussion 09 Jun 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,637
Posted By dg1261
Yeah, the smartphone technique should work...

Yeah, the smartphone technique should work perfectly well for your purposes.

It looks like PhotoStage also lets you insert video segments, so for future projects you might want to consider...
Forum: General Discussion 09 Jun 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,637
Posted By dg1261
I've used a smartphone and voice recorder app for...

I've used a smartphone and voice recorder app for this. Dictate into the phone while watching the video so you get the basic timing, then export the recording to your computer for processing.

If...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 31 May 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1,416
Posted By dg1261
I'm not criticizing you for multi-booting with...

I'm not criticizing you for multi-booting with linux. I see nothing wrong with that. I'm just saying that changes made by grub appear to be the cause of your update failure, so that's where your...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 29 May 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1,416
Posted By dg1261
That's absolutely not true. But it's your system,...

That's absolutely not true. But it's your system, so 'nuf said.



Is that screenshot the same disk we've been talking about? If so, you might take notice that it's showing you exactly what I was...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 29 May 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1,416
Posted By dg1261
The Windows installation media does not care if...

The Windows installation media does not care if there is another Windows installation in another partition or on another disk. What actually happens during installation, though, will depend a lot on...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 29 May 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1,416
Posted By dg1261
I'm not fluent in linux, so can't comment. I...

I'm not fluent in linux, so can't comment. I thought you were talking about reconfiguring the computer from a linux+Win dual-boot to a Win+Win dual-boot.



The partition layout screenshot is...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 23 May 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1,416
Posted By dg1261
Yes, that's not only possible, it's my preferred...

Yes, that's not only possible, it's my preferred setup for my family's machines. My own machine multi-boots several OSes, but for my wife and adult children (who don't really need dual-boot but whose...
Forum: System Security 22 May 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 825
Posted By dg1261
That's pretty much what I already do, so 2020...

That's pretty much what I already do, so 2020 isn't going to matter to me. The only real difference from your proposition is I don't even bother with AV anymore. I just create a known-good VM...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 04 May 2019
Replies: 86
Views: 3,070
Posted By dg1261
Oh. Doh. I missed that in post #34. Too...

Oh. Doh. I missed that in post #34.

Too many margaritas on the beach, I guess!
Forum: Hardware & Devices 04 May 2019
Replies: 86
Views: 3,070
Posted By dg1261
Agreed. My laptop multi-boots 7/10/XP on a SSD...

Agreed. My laptop multi-boots 7/10/XP on a SSD without any problems. I'm using truly independent OS partitions, not a Microsoft-style BCD-tangled multi-boot ... though I don't think that matters...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 02 May 2019
Replies: 86
Views: 3,070
Posted By dg1261
For the utmost in reliability, I generally image...

For the utmost in reliability, I generally image and restore rather than direct cloning, but that's just my personal preference. Nevertheless, to add to johnhoh's advice I would recommend cloning...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 01 May 2019
Replies: 86
Views: 3,070
Posted By dg1261
Yikes, those videos do not look like you're...

Yikes, those videos do not look like you're dealing with a partition signature problem. A part-sig problem frequently results in a hang at the light blue screen (after the flag/four balls splash...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 01 May 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By dg1261
It's hard to say precisely because different...

It's hard to say precisely because different tools tweak things differently, so it's hard to know how your tool is doing it.

For instance, some tools will duplicate the DiskID on the assumption...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 30 Apr 2019
Replies: 86
Views: 3,070
Posted By dg1261
I'm not a linux guy so have no basis for...

I'm not a linux guy so have no basis for comparison, but that sounds like it's worth a try. I think you understand the objective, so use whatever method you're comfortable with if it gets you there.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 30 Apr 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By dg1261
Results depend to an extent on how complete the...

Results depend to an extent on how complete the "clone" is. Most utilities don't actually make *exact* clones because of the below issues, so they make close enough copies with a few tweaks based on...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 30 Apr 2019
Replies: 86
Views: 3,070
Posted By dg1261
The MBR sector and partition table look perfectly...

The MBR sector and partition table look perfectly fine. The third partition is Active, there is only one Active partition, the DiskID is verified to be "6c 73 52 e0", and the starting locations of...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 29 Apr 2019
Replies: 86
Views: 3,070
Posted By dg1261
I've been combing over your screenshots to see if...

I've been combing over your screenshots to see if there's anything I've missed. Nothing jumps out, but I'll note we've made some assumptions as to the partition signatures on the SSD. I've no reason...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 29 Apr 2019
Replies: 86
Views: 3,070
Posted By dg1261
No, the Volume entries should not be edited. ...

No, the Volume entries should not be edited.

Those are a history of every partition or device the OS has ever seen attached, such as external drives, usb flash drives, other CD/DVD drives, etc....
Forum: Hardware & Devices 29 Apr 2019
Replies: 86
Views: 3,070
Posted By dg1261
What makes you think that? [/QUOTE] I went...

What makes you think that?
[/QUOTE]

I went by the fact the partition signatures in the XP System hive showed D was behind C, further toward the end. (The format of the partition signatures is...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 28 Apr 2019
Replies: 86
Views: 3,070
Posted By dg1261
Yeah, I think we're zeroing in on it. First,...

Yeah, I think we're zeroing in on it.

First, though, that Disk Mgmt screenshot contains an oddity. Both partitions 3 and 4 are marked "Active", which should normally be a fatal boot condition....
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