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    Power Supply Explosion

    I recently had a power supply (from a very reputable company) go out in a blaze of glory - a bang followed by lots of smoke! I had a hint before hand which I had ignored. The battery backup went off...
  2. I have frozen a locked-up harddrive and had it...

    I have frozen a locked-up harddrive and had it work long enough to transfer data to a good drive. The idea is to cause the metal to shrink enough to unstick a read-write arm or other part. Of course,...
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    I have Plus Pack too. If you click on the box as...

    I have Plus Pack too. If you click on the box as if you were to start a backup you can see all the disks that are supported. It shows all my disks including the dynamic ones. I went ahead and made a...
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    Fred, It's WD prices that are up. Their plants...

    Fred,
    It's WD prices that are up. Their plants on Thailand's flood plain wer washed out and most of their hd prices have increases 50-100% particularly drives 1 TB and over and the Velociraptors....
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    The Recycle Bin could be holding a lot on that...

    The Recycle Bin could be holding a lot on that drive. Empty it and you may regain most of the space.
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    Thanks, Fred. Great points that I had completely...

    Thanks, Fred. Great points that I had completely forgotten about. It's been a long time since I've have to do a partial repair. And I think I've always used the standard recommended compression...
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    Sorry, Fred. I've just done the mirrors this week...

    Sorry, Fred. I've just done the mirrors this week and never had cause to change to dynamic disks before. I certainly would be interested in an answer to this one. I know that Windows7 sees a...
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    I've had no trouble having Acronis back up the...

    I've had no trouble having Acronis back up the mirrored drive. The program groups all the dynamic drives together under the basic drives in the backup program. Of course, no program sees the actual...
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    Tinto Tech, To convert back to basic from...

    Tinto Tech,
    To convert back to basic from dynamic doesn't necessarily require a backup hard copy. You can stop the mirror and then delete the parition on one of the previously mirrored drives....
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    Problem solved! Thanks for the link, ruirib. I...

    Problem solved! Thanks for the link, ruirib. I looked it over carefully and the answer popped out at me. The 1 TB drive had been so easy that I got self-confident in doing the second. I had both...
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    No, Fred, I'm not cloning the disks. I use...

    No, Fred, I'm not cloning the disks. I use Acronis to clone drives for saving to DVDs. I've also tried using Acronis's incremental saving on a couple of external disks. That works until you run out...
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    Mirroring a disk in Windows 7

    I decided to mirror a couple of drives as backups. I make hard copies every 2 months or so. I mirrored a 1 TB disk with disk management in Windows 7 Pro without a hitch. It was so easy I decided to...
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    dot Net

    First of all, to reply to the post above, I think Steve Jobs was too much of a gentleman to respond negatively as the poster above insinuates.

    Secondly, I've read for months, seems like years,...
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    Thanks, Fred. I don't know if it is called a...

    Thanks, Fred. I don't know if it is called a recovery partition but it is labelled System Reserved and is about 170Mb, is a separate partition, and located right in front of C drive on drive0. Is...
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    System Reserve picked up a drive letter

    I ran into a weird issue I've never seen before when I used Acronis True Image to copy my C drive to a new SSD. Everything went as planned except for one thing. I had to unplug H drive to make room...
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    I am still experiencing the problem but I think...

    I am still experiencing the problem but I think you hit the nail for me. The hdd I put in the desktop port was taken from the Vista machine without being reformatted. Transfering data from it to Win7...
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    I recently built two up-to-date machines (one a...

    I recently built two up-to-date machines (one a little over the top) and had to transfer data from the old machines to the new ones. One was using Vista and the other XP while both new ones are Win7....
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    Thanks for your post, Alan. I am running Vista...

    Thanks for your post, Alan. I am running Vista SP2 and in my first post, second paragraph, I mentionned I switched harddrives to increase space for C drive.
    The issue occurs in booting to safe mode...
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    Thanks for the suggestion, Witalka. It does hang...

    Thanks for the suggestion, Witalka. It does hang in safe mode. I used msconfig when I was messing around with all the non-Windows services but I will try the troubleshooting modes suggested. What's...
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    Thanks Ted and Byron for the fast help....

    Thanks Ted and Byron for the fast help. http://windowssecrets.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif While I do have a lot of power consuming units (4 hdds, big video cd not SLI, 2 DVDs, and ASUS P5k3...
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    I'm running Vista Home Premium on a user-built...

    I'm running Vista Home Premium on a user-built machine and it has been running just fine for a few years. I've recently purchased the Win7 copies I need and will soon be working on that. But...
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