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    The BEST solution is to recover your partitions...

    The BEST solution is to recover your partitions with freeware Minitool Partition Wizard
    (with luck you will have Windows and all your files working again - unless they are damaged by previous failed...
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    Windows CANNOT handle SATA correctly. Disks are...

    Windows CANNOT handle SATA correctly.
    Disks are numbered "In order of enumeration", (which means whatever Microsoft want it to mean)
    and that is chaotic.

    My SSD is connected to the correct SATA...
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    A clone is USELESS as a backup in comparison with...

    A clone is USELESS as a backup in comparison with an image.

    When an image is used as a backup it is NOT degraded,
    every time you restore your Windows system from an image exactly the same byte...
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    I think that is wrong on two counts :- 1....

    I think that is wrong on two counts :-

    1. There is an extreme impact on performance if you have insufficient RAM and so you have to use virtual RAM of ANY sort.
    2. Virtual Memory lives inside...
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    A file is a file. A compressed file can be...

    A file is a file.

    A compressed file can be processed by another compression utility (but probably not result in a smaller output file)

    If CL has the ability to encrypt a file I see absolutely...
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    If you have a 64 bit computer with a 64 bit data...

    If you have a 64 bit computer with a 64 bit data buss you can choose to run either a 32 bit or a 64 bit Operating System.

    I strongly suspect that an old motherboard that cannot accommodate more...
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    When Microsoft release patch updates they are...

    When Microsoft release patch updates they are sort of tested, and with luck will not hurt anyone.

    Sometimes patches are bad and major companies lose their system until the system administrators...
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    CNet/Download.com went rogue about a year or so...

    CNet/Download.com went rogue about a year or so ago.
    Some software was clean but some was either polluted or required the acceptance of a "download manager" to supervise the download and...
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    That is so wrong :o: I always image immediately...

    That is so wrong :o:
    I always image immediately BEFORE I permit a Patch Tuesday, and especially before emergency patches.

    When I first moved from XP to Win-7 I did not quite master how to put a...
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    How can Windows be installed on a computer that...

    How can Windows be installed on a computer that cannot Boot from a CD ?
  11. Reparse Points / symbolic links are almost...

    Reparse Points / symbolic links are almost certainly your problem.
    http://www.itninja.com/blog/view/reparse-points-and-symbolic-links-a-windows-7-all-points-bulletin

    Your external I:\ was once...
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    That is confusing. I cannot see what you...

    That is confusing.
    I cannot see what you described as 3665 MB partition.
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    I had an unusable right click problem. ...

    I had an unusable right click problem.

    AutoRuns from Systernals found that DropBox had inserted 10 hooks into my system.
    Some of those hooks actually launched Dropbox internet actions BEFORE I...
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    YES THERE IS ServiWin from Nirsoft...

    YES THERE IS
    ServiWin from Nirsoft
    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/serviwin.html
  15. You are in the wrong - not the files. 64 bit...

    You are in the wrong - not the files.

    64 bit Windows has both System32 and SysWOW64 folders.
    64 bit applications use 64 bit code held in System32
    32 bit applications use 32 bit code held in...
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    I have a 600 GB HDD that also has Unallocated...

    I have a 600 GB HDD that also has Unallocated space where there was once a partition.

    The freeware "Lazesoft Recovery Suite" recovered the 418 GB of files which once lived there. It is the first...
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    YOUR PROFESSIONAL EXPERT WAS ACTUALLY A CLUELESS...

    YOUR PROFESSIONAL EXPERT WAS ACTUALLY A CLUELESS CARELESS CLOT.

    The first item on this page is a 20 MB download of Freeware "Lazesoft Recovery Suite"
    http://www.lazesoft.com/download.html

    This...
  18. My eyes are tired and I may have missed it, but...

    My eyes are tired and I may have missed it,
    but I think there is a fundamental misconception.

    Macrium EXPECTS to create WinPE rescue software as either an ISO for burning to a Boot CD,
    or...
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    Long before there was NTFS there was...

    Long before there was NTFS there was defragmentation,
    and the need to back up my 20 MB (not GB or TB) HDD onto a stack of 5.25" floppies before betting my system on freedom from BSOD's and Power...
  20. Like he says - use a paper clip. There HAS TO BE...

    Like he says - use a paper clip.
    There HAS TO BE a hole in the player. That is how you can open the drive mechanically and insert a CD/DVD BEFORE you switch on power.
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    I create backups on a secondary internal HDD. I...

    I create backups on a secondary internal HDD.
    I also use TeraCopy to ensure perfect duplicates are created on an external HDD which is connected as required.

    A week ago a Linux Boot Crash /...
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    I very strongly recommend YUMI...

    I very strongly recommend YUMI
    http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/

    This is a very easy thing that does NOT involve messing around with Microsoft and Windows Installation...
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    CCleaner has general knowledge of almost...

    CCleaner has general knowledge of almost everything that can be installed and what can be removed.
    CCleaner will NEVER remove JAVA as a normal action.
    The best it can achieve is to provide a...
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    Try Regshot...

    Try Regshot
    http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Registry-Tweak/Reg-Shot.shtml

    It takes a snapshot of Registry and every file on the PC and you leave it running
    You drop a trojan or whatever you...
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    Partition Wizard ALSO provides a FREE ISO...

    Partition Wizard ALSO provides a FREE ISO download that can be burnt to a CD.
    You can Boot that CD and it provides a Linux based variant which does not involve Windows.

    This last for life - not a...
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