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    Problem sorted out. It seems that the chkdsk...

    Problem sorted out. It seems that the chkdsk function works differently on my ASUS laptop in that where in times past on other units the function would pop up halfway through the bootup with a text...
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    I should also state that I had successfully used...

    I should also state that I had successfully used the HD MR to do backups for a couple of years.
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    I used the HD MR. I can't find anything in...

    I used the HD MR. I can't find anything in Windows logs because I had set up a chkdsk run last night for this morning and when I booted up, I got the maker logo flash, then it went to a blank screen...
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    Macrium Reflect error code 1117

    :mad:All of a sudden, I cannot get past 20% when I try to do a backup. I have looked through their knowledge base and done some Googling (almost all the posts date back at least a year), tried what...
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    I just recently put in an SSD into a Dell D630 (...

    I just recently put in an SSD into a Dell D630 ( which, despite not having certain speed-up programs, really hops along) and found the Samsung cloning program could not find the external HDD I...
  6. Thread: Slow Wi-Fi

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    If you have a smartphone, download the Wi-Fi...

    If you have a smartphone, download the Wi-Fi analyzer app. In it's default mode, you get a graphical mode strength v. channel display of all viable signals in the area. You can then tell if a change...
  7. I use Macrium Reflect to do backups and always do...

    I use Macrium Reflect to do backups and always do a complete HDD backup: all partitions. One never knows.
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    I picked up a Dell D630 from Tigerdirect a while...

    I picked up a Dell D630 from Tigerdirect a while back coming off-lease For about $250. While I didn't put Mint with Cinnamon on it (I did burn an .iso disc and did a live CD check just to see) and...
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    Another update: I ran a memory check using...

    Another update: I ran a memory check using Memtest 4 with no problem, neither a chip fail nor a power shutdown. Trying a new video card did not work; I still got a shutdown. Trying a pair of Ubuntu...
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    I'll try that next chance I get along with double...

    I'll try that next chance I get along with double checking the memory chips. Thanks.
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    Actually, I had removed the video card driver...

    Actually, I had removed the video card driver earlier to check for funky drivers and have not been able to reinstall it, so I should imagine that the default mode for the card with no driver would be...
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    UPDATE: I could not use Macrium Reflect to...

    UPDATE: I could not use Macrium Reflect to install the backup image; I got shut down in the middle of the restore, rendering the install inoperative-not bootable. I then tried to do the...
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    I haven't done any more to the Systemax due to...

    I haven't done any more to the Systemax due to snow and the need to do my primary job. It seems there must be a basic software glitch that is available in standard boot that does not load in safe...
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    Back on the air again. I had to obtain...

    Back on the air again. I had to obtain motherboard caps and put them in (oy, such a task!) this, on the original mobo, get back to my regular job of fixing audio equipment then putting in the...
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    Granted, heat can be a problem, but with the...

    Granted, heat can be a problem, but with the quick powerdown AND the side of the box open, heat now is no problem. ESR sure seems to be the main culprit and I will try to get things back in order as...
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    After doing a batch of digging, the instructions...

    After doing a batch of digging, the instructions found at the address:...
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    Just got done on my Lenovo XP laptop and it, too,...

    Just got done on my Lenovo XP laptop and it, too, got bit. It did come with an XP disc in which I was able to use it in the scannow operation. The operation went to completion and was a total bust....
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    For Westom: The event logs seem to give no proper...

    For Westom: The event logs seem to give no proper information about the problem. Anything around the crash time (before the problem started coming on so quickly) just showed the information sign. As...
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    Well, whatever the reason, the problem has been...

    Well, whatever the reason, the problem has been slowly creeping more and more to the fore, as in something slowly breaking down more and more often. This does not sound like misplaced mounting...
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    Even though I solved my problem by sliding in the...

    Even though I solved my problem by sliding in the side door, as it were, I started reading Sinjin's post and links (and sublinks within) and yes, the problem has become quite the can of worms. If one...
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    With the Corsair supply in place, I got the...

    With the Corsair supply in place, I got the following voltages: with the system in the dead/shutdown mode, Purple-5.04V, green- 3.83V, all others 0V. After a power supply reset and power up,...
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    BAck again. I had to get another supply, a 600-W....

    BAck again. I had to get another supply, a 600-W. Corsair to try out with the unit. It is really getting snippy now in that it shuts down quickly. I first tried out the original supply which turns on...
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    Interesting that when the update is tried, it...

    Interesting that when the update is tried, it soaks up CPU cycles. I never looked at that in my earlier tries. Looks like that should be something I should check when I get hangups of any sort.
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    All sorts of different possibilities to cause the...

    All sorts of different possibilities to cause the same problem. For me, the FIx-it said I had corrupted/missing registration files and an error message that could point to several possible fixes,...
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    That's what I did for the first powerdown problem...

    That's what I did for the first powerdown problem but at least it was constant so was easy to check. My problem now can sometimes take a couple weeks to manifest and typically would occur within 1 to...
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