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    My 5 pence, take it or leave it!! The only time I...

    My 5 pence, take it or leave it!! The only time I needed to re-install my operating system using Acronis it turned out that the backup was faulty despite verifying it successfully every time a backup...
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    Thanks for suggestions. It all seemed like a...

    Thanks for suggestions.

    It all seemed like a good idea at the time ....!!!

    I had thought of setting up another system on one of the other drives that would take the pressure off me (emails et)...
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    UEFI problem with SSD

    I hope this is the correct place .....

    I recently updated my mother board to a Gigabyte GA-H77-H3H board and took the opportunity to install an SSD M4 CT128M4SSD2 drive on which I installed Win7...
  4. It has been running happily with 4 under IDE...

    It has been running happily with 4 under IDE setting in Bios and is now as I type. The problem drive works happily under IDE setting but not under AHCI setting. I have tried different SATA ports and...
  5. Why does one of my drives like AHCI and an identical one sends my BIOS mad?

    I am trying to install an SSD eventually but at present I am having problems changing the BIOS to AHCI from IDE. All drives are SATA.

    When I tried it initially the BIOS went into a reboot cycle....
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    I had installed it already BUT checked and...

    I had installed it already BUT checked and updated it and was reminded that it will fix the mbr if required.

    Thanks
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    Double Boot with XP on SATA & Win7 on SSD

    At present I have a double boot XP & Win7 system installed on the same 2TB SATAdrive. I am trying to speed my system by moving the Win7 (using Acronis) onto a Crucial 128 GB M4 SSD leaving the XP on...
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    I am using the same build. I have no complainst...

    I am using the same build. I have no complainst about it normally at all. I noticed it carefully when loading from the boot disk just now that it was not loading a driver so there might be something...
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    Sorry RetiredGeek I missed your post yesterday. I...

    Sorry RetiredGeek I missed your post yesterday. I use Acronis TI Home 2010. It may be that the TI recovery disk does not like the number of disks & partitions I have. Also the recovery disk boot...
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    Reassuring. I have been testing my acronis boot...

    Reassuring. I have been testing my acronis boot disk and find it disconcerting that the oder of partitions is not consistant from boot to boot and it seems to like to miss out a random partition! I...
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    Reassuring. I have been testing my acronis boot...

    Reassuring. I have been testing my acronis boot disk and find it disconcerting that the oder of partitions is not consistant from boot to boot and it seems to like to miss out a random partition! I...
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    Thanks both of you. I would not have thought of...

    Thanks both of you.
    I would not have thought of EasyBCD - I like the suggestion of putting it on each OS. Actually if the working bootloader was on a Win7, it would suit me fine. I know what my job...
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    Triple booting with XP and Win7

    I currently have a double boot with XP and Win7 with XP at the beginning of the boot drive and Win7 in a partition behind it. Both are invisible to the other. It just uses the boot.ini file in XP as...
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    Sadly her fresh copies were on a second USB drive...

    Sadly her fresh copies were on a second USB drive of the same make that went the same way when she accessed it hoping that all would be OK with that one. She has no intention of using either one...
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    I will give that a try once I can get my hands on...

    I will give that a try once I can get my hands on the Flash Drives. It looks an interesting bit of software.

    JohnB
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    Trashed Thumb Drive index

    An elderly impoverished friend has problems with her flash/thumb drives.

    She has an elderly laptop (probably Win XP) but to get on the internet uses free access on desktop computers at her local...
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    Hi both! Thanks for input Yes I have been...

    Hi both!

    Thanks for input

    Yes I have been trying to use the library and it normally works well except for the N folders. When I click Homegroup (Read/Write) (which is what I want), it does not...
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    I am running Win7 Home Premium 32 Bit on three...

    I am running Win7 Home Premium 32 Bit on three computers in my house all linked by ethernet. All are members of the same HomeGroup.
    I regularly stream pre-recorded videos from my main computer...
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    Re: Cannot get www.adobe.com

    Yep!

    I seem to have suffered no ill effects so far but will disable the hardware one as the PCs on the broadband network are all runing Zone Alarm.

    Incidentally I did (somewhat foolishly) try...
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    Re: Cannot get www.adobe.com

    No problems with accessing anything else as far as I have noticed. I use Virgin net as my ISP - a friend using the same ISP and the same plan has no problems - even emailed a screen dump of the home...
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    Re: Cannot get www.adobe.com

    Unfortunately it does not allow dial up access - I use a different provider for that with no problems. I have checked the settings of the firewall and there appears to be nothing set to block. In any...
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    Cannot get www.adobe.com

    I am not sure if this is the correct section but ...

    Since moving to broadband several months ago I cannot access www.adobe.com or any of its pages - I just get a time out message after several...
  23. Re: C drive & 1024 cylinder boundary ( XP Pro SP2)

    Thanks for the reassurance.

    The only problem with buying over the internet with a download is no manual!

    I have backed up the C drive onto another partition so if the worst happens I can always...
  24. C drive & 1024 cylinder boundary ( XP Pro SP2)

    Greetings

    I am wanting to increase the size of my C drive with Partition Magic 7 but it warns me of dangers in increasing past the 1024 cylinder boundary which I am, apparently, currently up to....
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    Re: Win Explorer locks up (XP Pro SR1)

    I hadn't having not been aware of it until your post.

    I have just tried Scannow and purgecache but got no message stating that something untoward had been found. Does it produce an error message...
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