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Forum: System Security 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 70
Posted By mjf
The mrt.log should be in c:\windows\debug ...

The mrt.log should be in c:\windows\debug

When I ran mrt.exe manually on c: it took ~30min and I saw 7 infections accumulate as it was running. When it finished it reported no malicious software...
Forum: News 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,307
Posted By mjf
I thought this tool ran in the background...

I thought this tool ran in the background automatically. Anyway I ran it manually on C and it took ~30 min. Along the way it stated 7 infections. When complete it says no malicious software was...
Forum: Backup and Restore 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 222
Posted By mjf
Yes that's correct. A point I was trying to get...

Yes that's correct. A point I was trying to get through is that a clone ties up a cloned drive and is just one copy of that drive for that one point in time the clone was made.
Cloning is not a...
Forum: Backup and Restore 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 222
Posted By mjf
With cloning you do a byte copy of one drive to a...

With cloning you do a byte copy of one drive to a second drive. The second drive then represents a single dedicated copy/clone of the first. The second drive is good for nothing else but is...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 71
Posted By mjf
Firefox - Outlook problem

Connecting to Outlook via Firefox has been an issue for people around the world for 24 hours+ now. Not everyone may be affected.
http://downdetector.com/status/outlook...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 2 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 1,308
Posted By mjf
A new thread is a good idea and your budget may...

A new thread is a good idea and your budget may be suggested by your choice of the under $700 option.

I'd say $700 is a bit light on. Now days I think an SSD is almost essential (even just a...
Forum: Backup and Restore 2 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By mjf
Well that's jumping through hoops IMO for many...

Well that's jumping through hoops IMO for many and some trust in your boot media. I'd suggest you be a little more explicit in offering OPs an option to try your boot media and provide directions on...
Forum: Backup and Restore 3 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By mjf
To use Disk management you need a running Windows...

To use Disk management you need a running Windows OS. Then you would need to be able to copy the mounted partition onto the existing Windows OS partition while the system is running (using say...
Forum: Backup and Restore 3 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By mjf
If you must try to restore your image but jump...

If you must try to restore your image but jump through a few hoops then this approach should show the key steps. Note you would be using Macrium V6 (free) now.
recovery to smaller hard drive...
Forum: Backup and Restore 3 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By mjf
Assuming Ga is your computer name this looks ok...

Assuming Ga is your computer name this looks ok except you should have a MediaID file under the Ga folder. Windows should ideally be able to locate the WindowsImageBackup folder in the root of Z.
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Forum: News 5 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,307
Posted By mjf
I haven't had any problems with KB890830. ...

I haven't had any problems with KB890830.

I've been installing all updates except optional including the full roundups. I make an image before installing the updates in case of a problem and don't...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By mjf
I have a couple of these and they are all...

I have a couple of these and they are all formatted FAT32 and one partition. If you want it back to this state try
delete partitions as suggested to get a RAW drive then...
Forum: Tutorials 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,742
Views: 592,118
Posted By mjf
A couple of points. A Hot swap capability does...

A couple of points. A Hot swap capability does involve fiddling with your case that some people may not want to do. I wouldn't have a problem but don't see a great advantage for me at the moment.
...
Forum: News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,972
Posted By mjf
Was Windows 7 inherently vulnerable or was it...

Was Windows 7 inherently vulnerable or was it chosen as the most widespread target in environments were security should have been better?
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 732
Posted By mjf
Crystal Disk Info (+ others) will show your drive...

Crystal Disk Info (+ others) will show your drive model and unique serial number. It's also written on your disk. This is different from your disk signature which exists in the disks MBR and the...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,736
Posted By mjf
I'm currently on v52.1.1 and everything seems...

I'm currently on v52.1.1 and everything seems much better now.
I don't know the cause of the initial problem and why it no longer appears to be an issue. I'll wait and see.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By mjf
It looks like you need a fan replacement. If you...

It looks like you need a fan replacement. If you can turn the laptop on with the cover removed it should be easy to locate the source of the sound. I think you have a cpu cooling fan.
Forum: Tutorials 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,742
Views: 592,118
Posted By mjf
Are internal docks basically hot swapping...

Are internal docks basically hot swapping cradles? I assumed that hot swap drive sata connections would need to be physically pushed in and out each time they were used resulting in wear over time on...
Forum: Tutorials 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,742
Views: 592,118
Posted By mjf
Here is a pic of 2x 2TB drives in a dual slot...

Here is a pic of 2x 2TB drives in a dual slot docking station that I use for backups inc system images. I just leave it on the end of my desk. The usb3 cable is always connected to my PC but I plug...
Forum: Tutorials 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,742
Views: 592,118
Posted By mjf
This doesn't give you backup HDD redundancy. With...

This doesn't give you backup HDD redundancy. With Macrium you aren't likely to get confused putting all machine images on the one drive. Just have folders PC-A, PC-B... or whatever clearly identifies...
Forum: Tutorials 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,742
Views: 592,118
Posted By mjf
A 2TB Samsung 850 EVO SSD costs around Au$900...

A 2TB Samsung 850 EVO SSD costs around Au$900 (US$700). A 2TB WD Blue is costing a little less than Au$100. A 4TB WD Blue is around Au$180. A 2TB WD Black is around Au$170 - not that you need a black...
Forum: Tutorials 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,742
Views: 592,118
Posted By mjf
I'd always have system images on more than one...

I'd always have system images on more than one HDD. 2TB can store heaps of images plus data even for 3 PCs. So I'd go 2x2TB. Size will depend on how much non image data you have. If you go >2TB then...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By mjf
It sounds dreadful. Are you sure the sound is...

It sounds dreadful. Are you sure the sound is definitely coming from the HDD and not a fan for example?
If so back up your data and make a system image to an external HDD. At the moment I can't see...
Forum: Tutorials 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,742
Views: 592,118
Posted By mjf
For system imaging and large data backup I use...

For system imaging and large data backup I use 2TB WD Blues (previously WD Greens) in a USB 3 Docking station. I use dual slot Docking stations so I can make images to 2 separate drives with minimal...
Forum: System Security 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By mjf
I guess regular system images should enable you...

I guess regular system images should enable you to recover your OS partition. I also guess data drives and partitions are are only as safe as the last backup. Don't keep system images on connected...
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