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  1. Not a full format. i will pull the drive and...

    Not a full format.
    i will pull the drive and format it in another machine, then try again.

    rstew
  2. Still no joy! I re-checked the bios, and reset...

    Still no joy!
    I re-checked the bios, and reset it to default settings. Checked and drive mode is set to IDE. No dice.
    I tried a spare DVDRW drive instead of the built in one; no change.
    I am...
  3. Sticky: Good point on the format. I changed my original...

    Good point on the format. I changed my original post accordingly.

    Thanks,
    rstew
  4. Thanks for the tip. I will check the mode, but I...

    Thanks for the tip. I will check the mode, but I think it is in IDE mode because both the drive and the DVDs drive show up in the bios as IDE devices. I am thinking I will load the default bios...
  5. Tried fromatting the hard drive partition; no...

    Tried fromatting the hard drive partition; no joy.
    Tried both the original MS install DVD, and a backup copy that I had made, no difference.

    The last time I ran into a problem like this...
  6. Sticky: Adding A New Hard Drive And Cloning All Files To It

    I recently had to do this, and several knowledgeable folks on this forum gave me good advice on how to do it.
    I did up the following guide and I am posting it here, just in case it may be of...
  7. The install DVD is a new original Microsoft Win7...

    The install DVD is a new original Microsoft Win7 HP installation DVD purchased last summer. It has worked before just fine using different product keys.

    I am booting from the DVD of course because...
  8. Strange Problem While Installing Win7 HP x 64 Bit

    This is a newly rebuilt computer with a new PSU, a 2011 Gigabyte P67A-UD4-B3 ATX motherboard (that was supposed to be working fine), an i7-2600 CPU, 4 x 1 GB of DDR3 ram, a GPU, a used DVDRW drive,...
  9. Coochin; Thanks for that advice! I went to the...

    Coochin;
    Thanks for that advice!
    I went to the WD site and downloaded the utility, which turns out to be Acronis.
    Worked great and cloned the C: to the E: drive.
    Then I removed the C: drive, and...
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    OK thanks for all the feedback. I will give it a...

    OK thanks for all the feedback.
    I will give it a try and hopefully recover the product keys.

    rstew
  11. Thanks for the help so far! I opened disk...

    Thanks for the help so far!
    I opened disk management, and the new drive is there as disk 1.
    Right clicked on the main open area and opened an option called "new basic volume"
    It shows a suggested...
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    FalseAlert Using Produkey 32 bit?

    I was trying to use Produkey 32 bit, but when I extract the files AVG warns of a PUP called "HackTool"
    Naturally this was a huge red flag, especially with a name like that!!
    I sent a message to the...
  13. Berton; I should have provided more details. It...

    Berton;
    I should have provided more details.
    It is a used Optiplex 755 and likely came from an office environment.
    I did not get any CD's or DVD's with it. I plan to use Produkey to extract the...
  14. Where To Get an Office 2010 Pro Install DVD?

    I got a used Dell 755 recently that came loaded with Win 7 Ultimate x 32 bit, and Office 2010 Pro.
    Both are legit installs with valid product keys etc.
    I plan to rebuild this rig with a new mobo...
  15. How To Get Win7 To Recognize a New Hard Drive?

    This might be elementary, but it sure isn't obvious to me.
    I rebuillt a junk Acer with an Asus board, cpu, etc; then loaded Win7 HP x 64 bit. No problems at all.
    Then I added a second HDD.
    Windows...
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    Good old Microsoft! Always trying to save us from...

    Good old Microsoft! Always trying to save us from using something that might be useful, so they can do it their way. Ya gotta love it!
    I think I'll give VLC a try and see how that works out.
    Thanks...
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    Media Player can't play .mp4 files

    I occasionally get this message when trying to play a file.
    I have been on the Windows site and can't seem to find an upgrade version that plays .mp4's.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,
    rstew
  18. Well I fixed the problem. Went to Bestbuy and...

    Well I fixed the problem. Went to Bestbuy and picked up a Logitech pair on sale for less than the off-brand pair.
    has worked great now for several days, just like it should. Lesson: no more...
  19. Thread: Advertisements?

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    Ok understood; but what does "nit vetted" mean...

    Ok understood; but what does "nit vetted" mean exactly?

    rstew
  20. Thread: Advertisements?

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    Advertisements?

    So whenever I sign onto the forum I get various "advertisment" banners immediately below the top toolbar.
    They can read "Fix Windows Fast", "Fix Windows.dll", "Fix sluggish computer now", whatever....
  21. I am having mouse issues with a brand new...

    I am having mouse issues with a brand new wireless KB and mouse combo that is 2.4 GHz. The mouse starts off fine then gets flakey, stalls, jumps, etc. if I press the connect button it's ok for a...
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    Coochin; So I downloaded Produkey and ran it. It...

    Coochin; So I downloaded Produkey and ran it. It came back with "Product key not found" though it did fine the ID # and the correct version, SP, etc.
    I wonder why that is?? :confused:

    rstew
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    Yes I have the original product key, no problem....

    Yes I have the original product key, no problem.
    I'll see if I can download the Vista ISO file, and hopefully it will have SP2 and other current updates.
    I already downloaded the Win 7 SP1 ISO...
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    Roland; I was hoping to kind of re-create a full...

    Roland;
    I was hoping to kind of re-create a full Windows re-installation DVD that could be used if you had to do a clean install like on a new HDD or similar.
    But I realize that windows takes way...
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    Well I tried booting from the recovery disc and...

    Well I tried booting from the recovery disc and it seems to work fine.
    After loading it opened up a screen with lots of file restore and file source options.
    Hope I never have to actually use it,...
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