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by Merlin
Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: where to start
Replies: 22
Views: 11364

Re: where to start

I will try all the above. Thanks for the help as always guys!!
by Merlin
Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: where to start
Replies: 22
Views: 11364

Re: where to start

no led. It wont stay on long enough to run any tests really. I just bought and installed an OEM copy of Windows 7, am I going to be able to register it if I have to get a new MOBO and ram ( since I have ddr2 I would rather get a MOBO with DDR3 if I can ) ?
by Merlin
Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: AS Rock
Replies: 5
Views: 5796

AS Rock

Is this a descent brand??
by Merlin
Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: where to start
Replies: 22
Views: 11364

Re: where to start

PSU checked out good. How can I check out the MOBO to make sure and could it be anything else...a software issue maybe??
by Merlin
Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: where to start
Replies: 22
Views: 11364

Re: where to start

I'll have to try them out. I am glad I listened to you guys and bought the Corsair. It has a five year warranty so if it turns out to be the problem I am covered. It doesn't smell at all though so I am scared it will be MOBO.
by Merlin
Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:58 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: where to start
Replies: 22
Views: 11364

Re: where to start

I will do that. Its a Corsiar I didn't think it likely to go out.


P.S.
Darkstar, I didn't know until recently that your Avatar is the Stone brewery logo ( or looks exactly like it). Have ever tried their "double bastard" ale?
by Merlin
Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: where to start
Replies: 22
Views: 11364

Re: where to start

first thing I did was update all the drivers. I have played a few hours of Dragon age II with no problems. I just tried to boot it up and entered BIOS to check and it did the same thing from BIOS. Suddenly shuts off. I have a main board that just went bad don't I??
by Merlin
Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: where to start
Replies: 22
Views: 11364

where to start

I just installed win 64 bit. No problems. Installed microsoft maps followed by Safe-eyes, re-boot and it shuts off before it will fully boot. It makes it varying amounts thru the boot up and acts like I pushed the off switch. I am about to check all connections and re-seat RAM etc. but any ideas oth...
by Merlin
Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: what version
Replies: 2
Views: 3589

what version

I am looking for a windows 7 OS that will install on two machines, a dual boot MAC setup and a fresh install on a PC ( 64 bit). I see a OEM version and an OEM 3 pak but no OEM 2 paks. Will a regular OEM work for me and what happens when I upgrade my PC again??
by Merlin
Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:19 am
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: E- Fax
Replies: 1
Views: 1076

E- Fax

Does anyone use an internet based fax service they really like?
by Merlin
Tue May 17, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Help recovering lost data please
Replies: 1
Views: 1517

Help recovering lost data please

I have a thread under read error but I found something wierd....could a virus or hacker create a hidden partition on my PC and move files to it so I cannot see them?? My PC was off. I turned it on and got the error....disk read error. The entire documents and settings folder seems to be gone. I slav...
by Merlin
Tue May 17, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: read error
Replies: 14
Views: 3010

Re: read error

I guess its all gone. It is XP and the backup I created using XPs backup utility is useless and the documents and settings folder is no where to be found.I must have gotten hit with a targeted virus or something that deletes that folder or something. I even ran windows recovery console and it scanne...
by Merlin
Sat May 14, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: read error
Replies: 14
Views: 3010

Re: read error

I find no folder with that name. I click on the drive and it opens a list of files including "program files" and others but no "documents and setting" folder appears.
by Merlin
Sat May 14, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: read error
Replies: 14
Views: 3010

Re: read error

I have tried and the4 back up is no good. All I really need is the My documents and the my pictures folders. I cannot find either on on the older drive. Where are theyt??
by Merlin
Fri May 13, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: read error
Replies: 14
Views: 3010

Re: read error

I have a backup file I created on another HDD 6 months ago. How do I restore to that backup?
by Merlin
Wed May 11, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: read error
Replies: 14
Views: 3010

Re: read error

Is there a way to move a whole program including saved files related to it over to the "new drive".
by Merlin
Tue May 10, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: read error
Replies: 14
Views: 3010

Re: read error

I slaved it and it is readable. Could I use a program to copy the whole drive to another HDD? What could have happened that I can get into it and see the files but it will not boot??
by Merlin
Tue May 10, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: NVIDIA GeForce, Quadro and Tegra Forum
Topic: noise
Replies: 9
Views: 2654

Re: noise

what load temps are acceptable ?
by Merlin
Tue May 03, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: read error
Replies: 14
Views: 3010

Re: read error

I called the IT dept. where I work and the guy siad something about a program I could load onto a disk or flash drive that could test the drive to see if it works. Anyone know about that? also I moved it to the slave position on my current set up and BIOS showed it moved does that mean anything? I c...
by Merlin
Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:06 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: read error
Replies: 14
Views: 3010

read error

went to turn on my PC and I get " disk read error press control alt delete to reset" I can get into bios fine but no boot. I have tried checking and or moving the HDD connector to a different plug but still same problem. Bios shows the drive connected. Do I have a blown HDD or could it be the MOBO ?