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  1. In the spirit of avoiding this problem rather...

    In the spirit of avoiding this problem rather than having to deal with data recovery, I have a recommendation.

    For years I have had Hard Disk Sentinel running in the background of my PC, with 4...
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    Paul, Thanks for the thoughts. It's actually...

    Paul,

    Thanks for the thoughts. It's actually uglier than it looks. Can you say "twice bitten, thrice shy"?
    Actually, we are photojournalists who document our lives and those of our family...
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    Oops, looks like you would do the "move"...

    Oops, looks like you would do the "move" properties adjustments before deleting the old T partition.
    I thought it would be too much to expect just the drive letter change to handle it...
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    Thanks, I think that's where I'm headed. My...

    Thanks, I think that's where I'm headed.
    My question is when I finally get there and change the drive letter to T, will all the index files in Windows point to the right folder locations in the new...
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    OK, I think I need to review the bidding on this...

    OK, I think I need to review the bidding on this question...

    Originally I replaced my Disk 0 HD with a larger, more reliable unit. We basically cloned the old partitions, creating a relatively...
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    39285 leejosepho, Well, I finally started...

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    leejosepho,

    Well, I finally started the process. Here's the current status of Disk 0, where I've created a new partition (S) in the unallocated space and drag & dropped My Documents...
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    Reformatting partition FAT32 to NTFS

    I just installed a new main HD - a 500GB WD Caviar Black. The old Cavair Blue was showing weak sectors.
    I have 2 partitions, C is 50GB NTFS and Data is 100 GB FAT32. The rest is currently...
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    Very good. I don't know how I missed Susan's...

    Very good. I don't know how I missed Susan's words but I now think I can pull one yellow sticky off my monitor!
    Thanks.
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    MS FIXIT 51001 vs. KB 2879017 for IE

    Before MS released KB 2879017 patch for IE, I installed FIXIT 51001.
    Now that I've installed the patch, should I run FIXIT 51002 to remove 51001?

    Man, it's been hard to keep up lately!
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    Susan, Thanks for your direct letter to Steve...

    Susan,
    Thanks for your direct letter to Steve Ballmer on the horrible state of their patches.
    I know he's leaving the company but would think he cares about the users enough to do something before...
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    And this is why you get paid the big bucks... ...

    And this is why you get paid the big bucks... and are thanked a lot!
    Simple, direct, true...
    Thanks
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    Fred, I'll work backwards: 3. My processor...

    Fred,

    I'll work backwards:

    3. My processor is an Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 92.4 GHz, 1006 FSB, 4MB cache, non-HT

    2. How do you "boot into IDE" if your BIOS is set for AHCI SATA?

    1. My BIOS...
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    Got it... thanks

    Got it... thanks
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    OK, I've gone into the BIOS Setup and changed the...

    OK, I've gone into the BIOS Setup and changed the SATA configuration from RAID to AHCI - right?
    The ATA/IDE mode is Enhanced vs Legacy and I've left that alone - right?

    Oops, Windows won't start...
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    The mobo is an Intel 975X Viiv (Big Arm) and...

    The mobo is an Intel 975X Viiv (Big Arm) and supports up to 8GB DDR2 RAM.

    All the updates I can find for the drivers are Vista-era.

    Doesn't the Matrix Storage driver mostly control RAID arrays...
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    I've burned the Driver and Applications Recovery...

    I've burned the Driver and Applications Recovery application to a disk which I can launch and see the same run menu as the recovery partition hook.
    Do you think that will work for me after the...
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    The one thing i can add to this discussion is IDE...

    The one thing i can add to this discussion is IDE vs AHCI (SATA) ... Bios must be changed from the XP install from IDE to run AHCI (SATA) HD's or install the correct drivers... Regards Fred

    OK,...
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    Can I add a question here about Driver Updates? ...

    Can I add a question here about Driver Updates?

    Assume I've downloaded some updated drivers and have them in appropriately named folders on a separate HD.
    Assume I manage to get the upgrade to...
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    The Gateway build provides two different hooks...

    The Gateway build provides two different hooks into the Recovery Partition, a Driver and Application recovery and a System recovery.
    When I launch the first, it brings up a dialog list of the...
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    The Upgrade Disk part numbers are X15-60500-01...

    The Upgrade Disk part numbers are X15-60500-01 and X15-60501-01 which are 32 and 64 bit, respectively.
    When I look at the DigitalRiver iso download names for the SP1 versions they are X17-58896 and...
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    I've used my ATI boot disc to image the C...

    I've used my ATI boot disc to image the C partition "as-built" and 2 additional checkpoints as I've cleaned it up and installed SP3.

    It's good to hear you say W7 would likely be carrying the Intel...
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    W7 Upgrade from Custom XP

    I am preparing to upgrade a 7-year old Gateway FX 530 factory-built with XP Media Center to W7 Home Premium with the retail upgrade disk.

    This system hasn't been used until recently and I've just...
  23. Has Microsoft Lost the Bubble?

    The more I read the more I wonder - "What's happened at Microsoft"?

    I go from wanting to upgrade from my rock solid XP desktop to W7, then being so happy not to be in the middle of broken updates,...
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    For those who have this problem, I found a...

    For those who have this problem, I found a solution that worked for me:

    http://www.computing.net/howtos/show/icon-cache-how-it-works-and-fixing-it/822.html

    Apparently my aged XP had developed...
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    Anybody ever fooled around with exFAT format for...

    Anybody ever fooled around with exFAT format for this kind of problem?

    I tried to get my XP machine to format a spare partition in an internal HD to exFAT but if keeps failing.
    Maybe I'm missing...
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