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  1. Building a new PC and wanting to transfer over some of the data so I plugged in my old SSD C: from PC1 into the new build. All OK and transferred over some files. Put it back into PC1 and now Windows fails to load properly. Seems that the permissions on some folders and files have been changed. I cant right click on folders and likewise, the windows menu just brings up the spinning wheel of death. I can access file explorer and have tried manually changing some folders, but after 2 hours I have barely touched the surface. I would like to get PC1 to boot again - still need to use it. Any help would be appreciated.
  2. Thanks for the suggestion. I tried the manual version in this one "http://lallouslab.net/2009/06/14/resetting-ntfs-files-security-and-permission-in-windows-7/" and it looked promising..... but after restart I am having the same problem and nothing has changed. Still dont seem to have permission to access files and folders
  3. Just upgraded my Son's old Q6600 system with a new motherboard (Gigabyte GA-Z97-D3H), CPU (i5 4690), and 8Gb Kingston kit. The rest is the same as his old (working) System. Corsair HX620 PSU, Radeon 5870, Samsung BR burner, Samsung Evo 830 and Samsung 1Tb HDD (HD103SJ) All works fine .... except the system will not recognise the 1Tb HDD (at all - not in the bios or otherwise). I have tried a new SATA cable and checked that it is working. I have tried a different SATA port, tried different SATA power plug. I have pulled the drive out of the system and tested it in another PC and it works fine. I have tried setting the bios from ACHI to IDE. I have tried resetting intrusion detection (something I found trolling forums). Nothing is working. When the HDD is physically connected, the system seems to try to recognise it as there is a delay on the splay screen. When disconnected, the system simply flies. Boots in a matter of seconds. Cant think of what else to try. Any ideas??
  4. Purchased a new Asus BW-12B1ST Bluray Burner with my new system and have been testing it out. Seems to burn 25 Gb BD-R disks fine (tried Ritek and Imation). Purchased some TDK BD-R 50Gb over the net and so far the failure rate is 100% (8 out of 8). I have tried different burning aps - Nero, Imageburn, VSO. All firmware is up to date. DVD identifier detects disks as TDKBLD-RFB-000 and all burning aps will only allow 4x. Failure generally seems to occur at around the 50% mark (although some of the earlier efforts were at 30%). I am guessing an issue transitioning to the 2nd layer, however is this a hardware, software or media issue?
  5. Current firmware on the drive is 1.03. This seems to be the only firmware available - the Asus website has no firmware available. Its a rebadged Liteon according to some forums so possibly this is the reason for the 03 on revision. I found it hard to get the 50Gb disks - no one nearby selling them so I got these disks on Ebay (Japanese suppier). They have TDK printed on them and are being recognised as TDK on DVD identifier. Quite possibly fake, but they have gone to a lot of effort to do so.
  6. I have been offered a Sony Vpc-cb35fg as a replacement for another Sony laptop. I have looked online and the specs seem good, but it looks as though this is an old model. Does anyone know when this model was superceded? Any opinions on whether this is a decent machine?
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    So who's got a kindle touch?

    Bought one for my wife for Christmas from the US - Paid around $130 for it delivered. I researched them at the time and there was really no comparison to the others. The non-touch version was a pain to use in search mode and the older keyboard version was big and dated. My wife thinks its great and has been recommending it to friends.
  8. Bought a OCZ 120 Agility drive for a clean install on my aging system (after experiencing some issues with that I think was drivers on my previous install). Win7 installs and runs fine. However, when I attempt to update it goes through the motions with 100 odd updates and then brings up the error message that almost all failed. I have tried multiple times, and have even reinstalled Win7 again (clean install) but the problem persists. I get error codes: 8007371C 80070057 9C47 When I click on Windows help for these codes I get a different code answer saying I can not install as I am on battery power ....... WTF! this is a desktop system. Any suggestions?
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    New Win7 64 install on SSD wont update

    Just had MS link up and try to install SP1. Managed to stump the guy. According to him, issue appears to be that SP1 does not like my user profile being on the data drive. My User profile wont fit on the SSD as I have too many documents etc. His solution...... another clean install of Win7.
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    New Win7 64 install on SSD wont update

    Thanks for the suggestions. I had tried clearing Win update previously, but gave it another go. No change unfortunately. I have the full SP1 downloaded and on a disk. This gets the same error. In frustration I turned to Microsoft Support. After a week of being to try things I had already listed as having failed (I dont think they actually read my emails), I was finally told to perform an in place upgrade. This got to the point of starting before I got the error message saying that it could not continue as some directories were not on the boot drive - I am assuming my data directories which I have on my data drive. I am now waiting for their next suggestion. I dont think Win 7 likes SSD set ups.
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    New Win7 64 install on SSD wont update

    I found that installing updates individually and just persisting works for most of them. However, I still can not install SP1. I have tried all suggestions I have found online (even down to removing RAM). I have clean booted, flushed and reinitialised Windows update, tried installing from Win Update and from a DVD iso. Clock is set correctly. I have disabled my antivirus and then even tried uninstalling the whole package. I have checked the win install using the sfc utility. I have installed the update readiness tool multiple times. I have tried in safe mode, diagnostic mode, any various boot configs. Each time I try to install I get an 'invalid parameter 80070057' message. Sometimes I get a message saying install was successful..... but this is just to instil a false sence as when I reboot it comes up with a message immediately saying install failed. Currently SP1 is showing it needs a 13.6Mb dl in Win update, so I am guessing this is just one small part of SP1 which is refusing to update. Getting increasingly frustrated with this. .....
  12. Bought a SSD and did a complete clean install.........and it is still experiencing the same issues. Still random and unrepeatable. Have had the video driver (Standard Win downloaded version) crash a few times, but it recovers from this quickly. Also found the backlight on the monitor switching off just as Win7 finishes booting every so often - dont know if it is related (switching the monitor off and on fixes it easily anyway). So now I have replaced the graphics card, RAM, and drive. I suppose PSU is next, otherwise it is the motherboard.
  13. Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R , Q6600, 8Gb Corsair XMS2, Powercolour HD5850, Corsair 620W, 1x Samsung 1TB + 2x Samsung 500Gb HDD, Pioneer 212, LG Bluray Combo, TT Armour, Logitech G15 and mx1100. System is a few years old, but with various parts upgrades. Problem started about 2 weeks ago. System will freeze. Mouse moves the cursor, but cant click on anything. Keyboard seemingly dead - Ctrl Alt Del does nothing. Only cure is the reset button. There is no BSOD. I cant replicate it - other than I have twice started up and then left it after boot for a while (so under no load at all and running cool), before returning to find it frozen. Has happened whilst using Itunes, or whilst playing MW3 (under load) or whilst doing nothing. Sometimes runs fine for a few days, and then does it multiple times (3x this evening). Ran a full AV scan overnight and it was still up and stable in the morning with no issues. I have run Memtest - no errors. I then replaced the RAM regardless (wanted more ram anyway). I have replaced the Graphic card (working upgrade bought from a friend). I have reinstalled drivers. Disabled some start up items. Any ideas?
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    New Win7 64 install on SSD wont update

    100% Legit copy of Win7x64. Clean install. No other programs installed. No alterations or registry changes. Tried repeated installing a few at a time and it seems to work mostly. Still got 1 security update and then SP1 that refuses to update.
  15. Not overclocked. Just noticed that my CPU meter gadget is still ticking over when it crashes. Ran a full diagnostic on the boot drive overnight and it passed.
  16. Been asked to fix a basic PC by a friend. Gigabyte Ga-g31m-es2l (intel G31 chipset). Has a Seagate 160Gb Sata, an old Samsung DVD burner that looks like it was pulled out of an old system and a generic PSU. Running WinXP She claimed that it was working OK then suddenly the screen went to black. I have got the video up and running and PC will boot to 'select startup' screen due to previous bad boot. Choosing 'normal' or last known = black screen. If I chose safe mode, it will get up to Mup.sys and then hang. I have checked the HDD and it appears OK (connected to my main PC and ran chkdsk - no errors of note). All data appears fine. There was a couple of trojan files, but I have cleaned them off. I have been googling this for hrs and tried the following: 1) Just let it continue trying to boot as it might just be very slow (did this overnight so I think we can rule this one out). 2) Try win xp recovery. Can get this one to work. Win XP pro disk will load up to the blue screen 'Setup is Starting Windows" and then hang. From what I can tell, this usually means it is trying to install an incompatible driver. I thought this could be the Sata drivers (even though it is my understanding that this board doesnt require a separate Sata driver) so I tried adding the ICH7 driver (which seems to be the Sata controller), but this didnt work. I have changed bios Sata settings to enhanced - no difference. I have tried a different Sata cable and port. Bios does recognise the Sata and Dvd drive OK. 3) Reinstall winXP - see above. I tried using another sata drive I had spare (120Gb) and got the exact same issues. Beginning to think there is an issue with the board. Any suggestions?
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    Is it dead?

    I have switched over the PSU for another one - same issues. HSF is a bit dusty, but overheating the CPU would cause a complete shutdown or random issues. This is doing the same thing everytime on a cold boot or on a restart. Beginning to think there is an issue on the board - Southbridge dead?
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    Is it dead?

    no video card - on board video. I did thrown in an 8800GT to check and it had the same issue. Will memcheck the ram, but I think it is OK EDIT: Memcheck reports no errors - RAM is good.
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    Laptop Heat Issue

    I'll state the obvious....... Have you cleaned the air intake grill. This often gets clogged with dust and needs to be cleaned with a brush.
  20. I have given up and returned it to the reseller and have a Netcomm NB6Plus4Wn instead. So far it is working flawlessly. I am registering a faster net connection and my laptop is connecting at N instead of G. No more Netgear for me.
  21. After my modem died recently, I bought a new Netgear DGN 1000 all in one modem/router/wireless/expresso maker to finally venture into the world of "N" speeds. Never had any problems with my Netgear WG614 so I thought Netgear was a safe bet. HOWEVER...... After about 1 day of flawless connection, the internet to the wireless network dropped out. The laptops remains connected and I can log in to the router over the wireless. The wired connection works fine with internet and all functions. If I restarted alaptop, I got the message that my security key was not accepted and it would not let me connect. After trying various restarts and settings, I found that a reset of the modem bought everything back to life and all worked fine....for about another day when the same thing happened. 3 calls to Netgear later, changes to settings and stations, and they decided the router was faulty and I returned it for a replacement. However, after 3 days, I have just had the new router do the same thing. This time, the reset only fixed it for 1 hour before I again lost connection- same symptoms. I dont want to have to reset my router every day. Any ideas?
  22. No P2P running. Not a heavy load on the network. might be a number of wireless connections though - laptop, Tivo, iphone. Old WGR614 was running with exactly the same setup and with the same connections and worked without any problems for years. Doesnt seem to be anything happening on the PCs that is repeatable. Did it 4x yesterday. This AM no problems at all. Only issue today was that it refused to connect my iphone. Have checked the 2.4 spectrum and have it running on the least crowded band.
  23. So If you connect to the network can to connection the web configuration page? Can you ping local address's on your network? Can you ping external network? Can you confirm the Netgear is syncing? If all these work. Check DNS as that will be your issue. I can continue to connect to the router configuration page OK, but havent tried to ping the network. PCs connected via the wired ports operate as normal with full net etc access.
  24. Latest firmware on Modem/router. I can confirm it is a router issue as the conneciton is dropped on all wireless connections (mulitple laptops in this household). Quite a few reports of the same issue on the netgear forum but no solutions. Only thing I have noticed is that it seems to run very hot and has no airflow.
  25. Nope. New network name. deleted old network when latest router was installed and then recreated new network with a new name.
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