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    Advice on recovering deleted data?

    Hey all,

    I'm helping a friend reinstall Windows in his hard drive, and it appears that there was some hooliganism with his drive. His user account appears to have been deleted, whether...
  2. I agree completely with you ruirib: having an...

    I agree completely with you ruirib: having an image is absolutely essentially. However, that's just why I was confused: I created a disk image with Windows Backup, and even restoring that, it didn't...
  3. Thanks for your reply ruirib! Yep, I've done a...

    Thanks for your reply ruirib! Yep, I've done a backup of the system already; I booted into my Linux Live CD and copied all of my important files off of both the SSD and the 500GB drive to another...
  4. Wow! What a great community! Thanks for the many...

    Wow! What a great community! Thanks for the many prompt and varied suggestions! I'll try to explain what has transpired with my situation since my first post:

    First, I wanted to rule out the...
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    Thanks all for your helpful replies! I did get...

    Thanks all for your helpful replies! I did get the user manual from the links that Dr. Who and Clint so graciously provided. Sadly, the battery recently died in the UPC, and rather than replace the...
  6. Restore from system backup image didn't fix boot issue

    Hey all,


    I have a Windows 7 Pro x64 box with a 128GB SSD and a 500GB HDD in it. Recently, I ran into some booting trouble with Windows. First, while my startups used to be lightening fast,...
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    Need help finding APC BACK-UPS user manual

    Hey all,

    Isn't that interesting? Banyarola beat me to the punch, and posted a thread on APC battery replacement before I could create this post! Call it serendipity. :rolleyes:

    I found a...
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    HP Compaq XP Pro USB ports malfunctioning

    Hey all,

    I recently started working at a law office in which an HP Compaq dc7100 Convertible Minitower (CMT) is used to store client's files. Sometimes, clients will bring in information on a...
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    Absolutely right Ted: I have an electronics waste...

    Absolutely right Ted: I have an electronics waste recycling center that isn't nearby, but it will recycle most household waste (paint, oil, etc) and electronics for free. I'm sending it there...
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    Well thanks all for the help; especially the link...

    Well thanks all for the help; especially the link there Roderrunner: it was an informative read. What I have found is that I needed to do a complete reinstall of Windows, so after I did that, I was...
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    Thanks all for your help; I was able to find out...

    Thanks all for your help; I was able to find out what kind it was from a more thorough Internet search. Yep, it's the first generation SDRAM, and it's only 64MB, as Clint suggested. Marking the...
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    (SOLVED!) A few questions about RAM

    I have recently encountered an old memory module from a computer that the office I work at disposed of. I'm trying to decide if I should keep it for future use (i.e. a computer that might need it) or...
  13. Thank you both for your help; it turns out you...

    Thank you both for your help; it turns out you were also both correct! I removed the display card, and the built-in VGA worked just fine. I checked the BIOS again, and curiousclive was right: it had...
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    Thanks all for the quick and helpful replies!...

    Thanks all for the quick and helpful replies! Yep, I decided to take everyone's advice here, and match the original battery exactly. Better safe than sorry, you know. I contacted the seller who had...
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    11.1V vs 10.8V battery for laptop (SOLVED!)

    I'm ordering a battery for a client's laptop - a Gateway M-Series 6862 - and I have found a great deal on one from an online supplier. The trouble is, the original battery (the one being replaced) is...
  16. Ok Clint, I'll check out the BIOS settings and...

    Ok Clint, I'll check out the BIOS settings and troubleshoot the problem tomorrow: I'll let you know what turns up. I can tell you now however that the monitor is a LCD Acer AL1916W, and it is only...
  17. VGA port doesn't work after PCI graphics card installation

    I'm working with a Dell Dimension 4600 with Windows XP Pro SP3 installed, and I am having some display issues with it.

    First of all, the owner installed an Nvidia graphics card in the computer,...
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    Hey Clint, great news! Your idea about the...

    Hey Clint, great news! Your idea about the keyboard combo paid off! I was using the laptop, when I discovered that one of the keys had been glued to the board (see my other HP thread in the Hardware...
  19. Hooray! Great news! I figured out what was...

    Hooray! Great news! I figured out what was causing the problems. It turns out that my friend had broken off one of the laptop keys, and in an attempt to get it to remain on the laptop, glued it back...
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    The scrolling stopped working again. I think that maybe the trackpad connector could be damaged or slightly disconnected, which would explain it's flighty behavior.
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    Thanks for the keyboard combo idea Clint, and I...

    Thanks for the keyboard combo idea Clint, and I double checked my BIOS just to be sure, but there isn't such a setting that exists for this computer's BIOS version. The BIOS menu is actually quite...
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    Thanks both of you for your prompt and helpful...

    Thanks both of you for your prompt and helpful replies! OK, curiousclive, let's run through your suggestions:

    Check boot order to ensure hard drive is first: check.
    Check optical drive for...
  23. OK Ted, I have an update for you. First, I have...

    OK Ted, I have an update for you. First, I have to agree wholeheartedly with you on popping open the computer; after researching how to tear down this particular model, I realized just how involved...
  24. Hey Ted, thanks for the reply and for looking at...

    Hey Ted, thanks for the reply and for looking at both threads. Yes, they did occur at the same time, more or less, so I'm inclined to agree with you. Something must have happened to cause both the HP...
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    (SOLVED!) Hp Pavilion stops at Hp Logo Screen

    Similar to my other thread in the hardware section, I have a friend who has an HP Pavilion dv9700t laptop, with Windows 7 Pro x64 installed. The laptop has been working fine until recently, when a...
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