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    4TB, GPT, Diskpart et al

    Thanks for the reply. When you said "Is this 4tb now your 'C' drive?" I immediatly knew what I did -- didn't assign a drive letter! Sometimes its something so simple. Thanks again!
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    4TB, GPT, Diskpart et al

    I'm having a heck of a time getting a new 4TB drive up, running and useable for data. I tried to find software that would accomplish this seemingly simple task, but it seems free software has limitations (Minitools) and I don't have $130 to throw at this issue to get a Pro version. So, I found...
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    Win10 USB not recognized

    Issue solved. FWIW the Win10 bootble USB won't run on USB3 but does so on USB2. Go figure.. :-/
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    Win10 USB not recognized

    I have a computer headache and I hope some kind soul would help with an issue I am having. Brand new build: ASUS TUF GAMING H470-PRO (WI-FI) CORSAIR Vengeance LPX (AMD Ryzen Ready) 16GB Intel Core i7-10700KA Comet Lake 8-Core 3.8 GHz Corsair Force MP600 M.2 Latest UEFI BIOS Secure Boot...
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    Ubuntu bootable USB issue

    I built it on a 6 yr old Win7 / MBR machine & thats the machine the USB failed to boot. I have just completed a new build (just waiting for the OS to be delivered) and its that machine I intended to try Ubuntu USB on. I got to thinking maybe the problem is the wireless mouse, so I copied the...
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    Ubuntu bootable USB issue

    Its been years since I've had any involvement with Linux but I thought I'd try Ubuntu on a bootable USB drive for fun. I first tried with ubuntu-20.04-desktop-amd64 / Rufus and the boot failed and the pc froze. So I decided to start over with ubuntu-20.10-desktop-amd64. I downloaded the iso...
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    new build - the basics

    Thanks for the input -- greatly appreciated. I was only looking at the i7-9700k because it was prominently displayed at the 'Egg' and comments were recent. The latest 10700 is the 10700K and the 10700KA. The KA is newer but I don't see an actual difference between the two besides the...
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    new build - the basics

    Hello: Its time for a new build after 6yrs with a trusty ol' i7 4790k/Win7. It's also time for a little cheer-me-up. So, after perusing my fav online shop, I've come up with the following as the basis of the new build. I'm hoping someone can offer a thumbs up/down or other options I should...
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    Raid0 to AHCI

    I guess I flubbed in not understanding the limitations of the Intel controller -- and thinking (assuming) the single Samsung would 'equal' the c300 Raid in reads but beat it in writes. Not the 1st time I've been wrong. :D Aesma, my reasoning was to replace the 2yr old C300s with a fast new...
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    Raid0 to AHCI

    EDIT: The sucky Marvel controller is SATA6, the Intel controller is SATA3 on this mb. Still there shouldn't be the performance hit I'm seeing. The C300s in RAID gave me an AS-SSD score of 853. Grrr. I'll look into chipset driver updates, but I'm pretty sure I'm ok there. Once I get...
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    Raid0 to AHCI

    Well, I decided to try the atapi reg fix first. I set it to 0 in the registry, rebooted, & set the SATA mode to AHCI. Windows loaded and began installing new drivers. Now the Samsung is running in AHCI mode as are the internal HDDs. That's the good news. I now have a 'Safely Remove...
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    Raid0 to AHCI

    Thanks Aesma, I'll try that this afternoon. That trick would never have occurred to me. Thanks Fooshnik, I did enable ACHI in the registry, but the article you pointed me to says that atapi also needs to be enabled. I hadn't read that before, but its worth a try if the controller...
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    Raid0 to AHCI

    I've imaged the C-300 raid regularly. It was the latest image that I restored <to> the Samsung, after removing the C-300's. That should be identical to a drive-to-drive copy since the data is the same.. The Samsung is up and running via the image ... but not in ACHI. However it will...
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    Raid0 to AHCI

    The C300's were my boot drive. I physically removed them before I did anything. I figured I'd keep them intact as a precaution. My mb is an ASUS P6X58D with a i7 970. Thank you!
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    Raid0 to AHCI

    I'm moving from a pr of Crucial C-300s in raid0 to a single Samsung 840 Pro and seem to have hit a snag. Google was not helpful. The C300's ran with the Intel RST 11.7 drivers and I am attempting to get the Samsung running in ACHI. (I restored a Macrium image to the Samsung.) Nothing I...
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    Blue Screen: resolved = baffled

    I've always been religious about backups -- you simply never know when you'll need them. My C: is OS only, so it only takes a few mins to image. Data is backed up independantly. I realize SR is the bee's knees for some, but I find it completely unreliable. I need a backup measure that is...
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    Blue Screen: resolved = baffled

    This is a bit after the fact, but I am both baffled and curious as to what just happened to my machine. Hopefully one of you fine ppl can shed some light for me. After a simple reboot, I got a blue screen with the 0x0000007b stop error (I had been thru the blue screen syndrome a few weeks...
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    No post -- cpu, mb, or?

    Bingo! One stick is shot but I'm up and running on the good one. It's RMA time. Thanks again!
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    No post -- cpu, mb, or?

    The PSU wasn't in my top 5, just for that reason ... the machine was 'running'. I'll have it checked. I can swap the ram sticks around to see what happens -- but I have no spare vid card. If it comes down to it, how would I find out if the cpu or even the mb is the culprit? Thanks so...
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    No post -- cpu, mb, or?

    Unfortunately I have neither ... or the 1st clue on how to test a psu. I don't even have a spare laying around that I could switch out. I could get the machine to a local Ma & Pa shop to test if need be. The PSU has been rock stable for me -- but I suppose anything can fail at any time.
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    No post -- cpu, mb, or?

    My 5 mo old computer had been sitting idle for about an hour when I was alerted to a problem by a loud hissing noise coming from the speaker system. The machine was locked-up tight and I noticed a small, weirdly pixelated area in the display. I hit Reset but nothing happened so I...
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    DDR2 - Single Channel > Dual Channel

    Bingo! I moved the sticks to 2 & 4 and the machine booted up with the mem running in dual channel. Not sure why slots 1 & 3 wouldn't work though. Thanks and cheers!
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    DDR2 - Single Channel > Dual Channel

    Thanks for the replies. Yes, the board has 4 slots: A1 - Yellow A2 - Black B1 - Yellow B2 - Black For Dual Channel, slots A1 & B1 should be populated (as illustrated) -- but the machine won't post with this config. The sticks are currently in B1 & B2, the machine boots but the...
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    DDR2 - Single Channel > Dual Channel

    Greetings: This is my first build in 4 years and am still working my way through all the new technologies, so please bear with me. This machine was assembled by me but the wiring was left to someone who builds computers a little more often than I do. :) When I got the computer back, I...
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    Non-gaming gfx card

    Thanks, I appreciate the input. Time to go Googling.
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    Non-gaming gfx card

    You seem to be saying that a video card has no impact on the rest of the system. That's not the way I understand things. As far as being future-proof -- it makes sense to future-proof as much as possible in a new build so the option is there to grow into it. Future-proofing need not be...
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    Non-gaming gfx card

    I have a Q6600 / ASUS P5K Premium rig in the planning stages and, since I know nada about gfx cards I've come to y'all for advice. I am a non-gamer so a basic, future-proof card with TV-out will suffice. I'm thinking around $300 will be more than adequate. I'm not squeemish about spending...
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    Antivirus? Which do you recommend and why?

    I switched from Kaspersky to Nod32 a couple of years ago and have never looked back. Kaspersky is an excellent AV but the small footprint and superlative detection-rate of NOD32 won me over. AVG Free gets installed on computers I work on (for most clients, the operative word is 'Free') --...
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    Updates

    Grab a copy of AutoPatcherXP from Neowin. Its all the critical updates and more. Its free, its one file, its updateable, its one installation/reboot & it works flawlessly. http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showforum=89
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    Need information on how to alter audio playback speed

    Goldwave: http://www.goldwave.com/
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    How to stop Cyberlink Power Cinema autplaying dvd's?

    Try this: Insert a DVD movie and hold the Shift button down so it doesn't start to play. Dbl-click My Computer then rt-click on the DVD drive and select Properties. Click the Auto-play tab. Select 'DVD Movie' from the drop-down box. Choose 'Select an option to perform' then...
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    How is your installation organized?

    Disk 1 (300Gb): C: OS and Programs D: Documents E: Files (browser cache, email data, databases, etc.) F: Music Disk 2 (80Gb): G: Swapfile H: Ghost Images J: Setup files, Backups, etc.
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    Doesn't remember password - Outlook Express

    You might want to check this setting: Outlook Express > Tools > Accounts. Select your Account then click Properties. Click the Servers tab. Is 'Remember Password' selected? Apply > Ok.
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    Dell vs Ghost 2003

    Good day, gentlemen. :D a) I discussed the problem with the owner of the pc and his wish is to go the Dell route to get the machine up and running again. We've ordered the restore CDs and should have them soon enough. There was no mention of a charge for the disks, btw. b) I've never...
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    Dell vs Ghost 2003

    Versions prior to 2003 all ran from disks, so there wasn't a choice. If I remember correctly (its been a while) those earlier versions would not allow burning to DVD. The DVD image is what I was endeavouring to acquire. I also like the convenience of running Ghost from Windows -- click...
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    Dell vs Ghost 2003

    Thanks, pxc! I'll give that a serious read in the morning. By the sounds of things it could lift me right out of this dilema. Much appreciated!
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    Dell vs Ghost 2003

    Thanks for the responses. If I had known the utility was a Symantec product, I would have done some research before using Ghost 2003. Arrgh! Since Dell was kind enought NOT to include a restore CD I will have to call them up tomorrow and request one. So, is all this to say that I...
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    Dell vs Ghost 2003

    Dell vs Ghost 2003 I have a brand new Dell Dimension 3100 here. In a quest for an invincable backup solution the very first thing I did was install Ghost 2003 to burn an image of the C drive to DVD. I've been using Ghost for years and have never had an issue with it. I have used it on...
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    Strange Windows Update Problem

    Automatic Updates needs to be set to 'Automatic', Backgroung Intelligence Transfer does not (just needs to be started). Rebooting is not necessary.
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    which are the lightest antivirus and firewall on resources?

    "Outbound filtering at the host-level does not help security one bit. Once your rig has been compromised, it has been compromised. At that point, the possibility exists for that code to whatever it wants to your system, with or without your knowledge" A computer need not be "compromised" to...
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