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    Thanks CLiNT I've discovered and downloaded...

    Thanks CLiNT

    I've discovered and downloaded SeaTools from Seagate (which apparently manufacture this Samsung HDD), and the HDD does indeed fail one of their tests (Generic Short), but gives no...
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    Coochin Ahh The Goons - God bless 'em!

    Coochin

    Ahh The Goons - God bless 'em!
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    Thanks Coochin - looks like I should have been...

    Thanks Coochin - looks like I should have been using F12 rather than F2 to swap boot order (see previous post).
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    RetiredGeek You are right about F12. I had to...

    RetiredGeek

    You are right about F12. I had to select 'legacy BIOS, secure boot off', then select where I wanted to boot from. I inserted the recovery drive USB 'stick' into one of the USB ports...
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    Thanks Calimanco - I wasn't aware such an option...

    Thanks Calimanco - I wasn't aware such an option existed. Will investigate!

    Thanks RetiredGeek - I will try that!

    :)
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    Thank you Coochin. I read Newsletter 460 and...

    Thank you Coochin.

    I read Newsletter 460 and have managed to get into the UEFI set-up by pressing F2 on startup. By disabling 'secure boot' and enabling 'legacy BIOS', I was then able to change...
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    Replacing internal HDD

    Laptop: Dell Inspiron 17R SE 7720
    OS: Windows 8.1, 64-bit.
    Internal HDD: Samsung ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB (SATA) - 1TB


    Hello - as a novice I wonder if someone could kindly give me step-by-step...
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    Update To cut a long story short, it took...

    Update


    To cut a long story short, it took the chap from Malwarebytes to remotely control my laptop and sort the problems. I don't fully understand what was wrong, something to do with an...
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    Update: It looks like the error messages are...

    Update:

    It looks like the error messages are caused by Malwarebytes Anti Exploit software. If I uninstall this then reboot, the error messages don't occur. If I download/reinstall then the error...
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    Thanks CLiNT for your reply. I've run through...

    Thanks CLiNT for your reply.

    I've run through the installed programs and found that 2 other programs won't run, giving the same error message and code (0xc0000018): Internet Explorer...
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    Wscript.exe - Application error

    Hello


    Could anyone help a fairly non tech-savvy user please?

    Dell Inspiron 7720 laptop.
    Windows 8.1 64-bit.

    Recently, whenever I power-on the laptop and let Windows boot up, I receive the...
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    Thank you Berton

    Thank you Berton
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    Many thanks Joe.

    Many thanks Joe.
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    Office Professional 2013, 32 bit, 15.0.4551.1512...

    Office Professional 2013, 32 bit, 15.0.4551.1512

    Hi Joe - I'm UK based, but the SP1 update isn't appearing through the usual Microsoft/Windows update, even when I run 'Check for updates'. Any...
  15. ruirib - sorry, I should have been clearer in my...

    ruirib - sorry, I should have been clearer in my original post. I ran the CHKDSK from Computer > OS C: > Properties > Tools. I'm not really au fait with the CMD prompt alternatives - maybe it's...
  16. Thank you to all who replied - the fault is...

    Thank you to all who replied - the fault is fixed!

    I stumbled across a partially-related topic in another forum that mentioned running the CHKDSK routine with both options ticked. I had to select...
  17. That sounds like good advice Medico, thank you.

    That sounds like good advice Medico, thank you.
  18. Thank you ruirib, that makes sense.

    Thank you ruirib, that makes sense.
  19. I think Macrium looks a little more user...

    I think Macrium looks a little more user friendly.

    Please excuse what is perhaps a daft question, but from what do you boot if you need to restore a Macrium system image? With Windows 7 I created...
  20. No problem :) Thank you - I haven't heard of...

    No problem :)

    Thank you - I haven't heard of those, but will investigate.
  21. Yes - see above plz.

    Yes - see above plz.
  22. 0x80070001 error during Windows 7 system image.

    Hardware: Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop, includes single HDD 320 GB
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64 bit, all MS updates applied.
    External HDD: Argosy HD260T 120 GB, USB 2.0

    Symptoms: Quick format...
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    Windows Media Player ripping query.

    Hello all

    Is it possible to rip various tracks on an ordinary (bought) audio CD to different albums on WMP 12? For instance, I have a CD with 8 tracks, 4 of which I'd like to rip to 1 WMP album...
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