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My planned partitions for 1TB Drive

Q: My planned partitions for 1TB Drive

Here is a list of the partitions I was planning to put on my 2nd drive, a 1TB Seagate. Am I micro managing the partitions and should stay with Directories? What do you think?

Drive: K - Windows 7 OS 100GB
L - Page Files 15GB
M - Temp Files
Temp Internet Files
Downloads 100GB
N - Programs 200GB
O - Documents & Data 200GB
P - Utility Programs 100GB - I'm a Utility junky, like to try out new Utils so I
was thinking of keeping them together
R - Pics - Videos - Music 285GB - the balance

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A: My planned partitions for 1TB Drive

I would go with directories. What is the desire to create so many partitions?

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Can one disk drive have MBR partitions followed by GPT partitions ? Or of the reverse order?
the illustration (kind of mini tool partition layout) :
Disk 1:

Volume   drive    Partition    Part. style   Status
             letter 
1                            primary      MBR          system active
2           C                primary     MBR          boot
3           D                primary      MBR        none
4           E                 primary     MBR         none
5            J                primary      GPT         none
6            K                 primary     GPT        none
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Can one disk drive have mbr partitions followed by GPT partitions ?
for illustration (kind of using mini tool partition) :
Disk 1:

Volume   drive    Partition    Part. style   Status
             letter 
1                            primary      MBR          system active
2           C                primary     MBR          boot
3           D                primary      MBR        none
4           E                 primary     MBR         none
5            J                primary      GPT         none
6            K                 primary     GPT        none
7            L      ...
8            M     ...
9  ...
10 ... ... Read more

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hi need help before buying a psu

this is my prefered specs
pls give the brand and wattage of ur recomended psu

processor: amd athlon x3 450
mobo: asus M4A89GTD PRO/USB3
ram:G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (4GBx2) 1333 CL7
gpu:SAPPHIRE HD6770 1GB DDR5 128BIT VX
hdd:SEAGATE 500GB 7200 SATA


PSU: ???

thx in advance
 

A:Help on my planned PC

500-600w is plenty, assuming your not using a dozen hard disks.

Anything from the likes of Antec (HCG models), Corsair (AX/VX/TX/GS models), Enermax, Seasonic, etc.

Let me know where you are, and how much your budget is for the power supply and I'll gladly recommend a few for you.
 

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As stated in the title, this is what I am planning on building once I have the cash on hand! Note that there is no graphics card included in this build as I would use my current GTX 750 until Nvidia releases their pascal cards, and I have a 1 TB HDD that I would also throw into this beast
My Next Planned Rig
Drop me an opinion and any changes you might recommend

A:My Next Planned Rig

That 750 will be badly under used until you change it.
Unless you plan on 3 or 4 GPUs, 1200W is waste of money. 750W would be plenty for any solitary or even 2 GPUs.

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I just got through putting together a new machine. I went with an MSI motherboard, 8 GB's of ram, an AMD Phenom Quad core, Nvidia PCI Express card, two Western Digital 750 GB STAT drives and a PC Power and Cooling 610 watt power supply.

Before I even loaded Vista x64 I partitioned each three into three's. I used the Disk Directors Suite component of the Acronis True Image Rescue Media Disk. It wasn't from the latest version of Acronis and I have since found out that it has caused some problems with some people. With me, I created three partitions in DOS in alphabetical order, but when I finally booted into Windows I looked in My Computer and noticed that some of the drive letters were messed up. They were fixed but I still have a concern about that.

Anyway, I had not had the fresh install of Vista on too long before I received an error message on boot up, a disk read error message. So, thinking it was just a first-time glitch , I just reloaded Windows, but later received that same message. Eventually I had to run the Vista Repair tool to get rid of it.

But ever since loading Vista things have just not run right. Problems have included simple settings not being remembered after changes were made, Windows not booting because it was missing NTLDR, the primary SATA drive not being recognized on one boot attempt, then being recognized on another and not being able to successfully burn a CD.

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A:New build not going as planned!

Well put, I agree with you.But i have read posts that Vista is the greatest, How about getting votes on Vista verses XP?
 

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My main questions are what do you think of the components used, and most importantly are they all compatible, and is there anything better out there for the same price/cheaper?

This will be my first full from scratch PC build and I'd appreciate your input, especially on making sure that everything will go together nicely, thanks!

CPU = Athlon x2 Socket AM2
http://www.aria.co.uk/ProductInfoComm.asp?ID=22855 159.79
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600 Retail AM2

MOBO =
http://www.aria.co.uk/ProductInfoComm.asp?ID=24008 117.44
Gigabyte GA-M59SLi-S5 Socket AM2

RAM =
http://www.aria.co.uk/ProductInfoComm.asp?ID=24347 120.97
Corsair Value 2GB Kit DDR2-667

GPU =
http://www.aria.co.uk/ProductInfoComm.asp?ID=23471 331.29
XFX Geforce 7900GTX 512MB PCI-E

HDD =
http://www.aria.co.uk/ProductInfoComm.asp?ID=23684 70.44
320GB Seagate 7200.10 SATA 2

PSU =
http://www.aria.co.uk/ProductInfoComm.asp?ID=21012 59.93
Hiper 580W Modular PSU HPU-4B580 (BLUE)

CASE =
http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=3FCG 72.96
Thermaltake Tsunami Aluminium Silver Case with Window - No PSU

DVD-RW DRIVE =
http://www.aria.co.uk/ProductInfoComm.asp?ID=22200 35.21
Sony DRU820A 16x Dual Layer DVDRW

MONITOR =
http://www.aria.co.uk/ProductInfoComm.asp?ID=24076 176.19
19" Sony SDM-E96D DVI, 8ms, Monitor

RUNNING TOTAL = Around 984

P.S I hear that PhysX cards are cool, is this compatible with the above rig, and is it worth getting?

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A:What do you think of this planned PC build??

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Hello guys, new guy here. This looks like a generally active and very helpful PC community so I decided to post my planned build here for advice before committing any cash.

I'm pretty much a novice when it comes to this stuff but for the past week I've been looking into every component and learning what I should be going for in each category. I'm building the rig for gaming, by the way.

Before I go on, I would just like to state that of utmost importance to me is quietness in a PC. I understand that to achieve maximum quietness in a PC, there would either have to be a compromise in performance or I would have to spend considerably more on a high-end chassis and possibly the right fans. Power consumption is also an important factor for me.

Based on my requirements, I have come to the following build. I have taken into account what compromises I may or may not have to make. But am stuck on a couple of components and would appreciate some advice as to which direction I should go in.

This is what I've planned so far:

PSU - Be Quiet E9 600W
Motherboard - ASUS P8Z68-V LX
CPU - Intel i5 2500K (will be overclocking to around 4.5 every now and again)
Cooler - Noctua NH-D14
GPU - AMD Radeon HD 6850/6870 (whichever is quieter under load)
RAM - Corsair XMS3 8 GB : 2 x 4 GB Memory DDR3 - DIMM 240-pin - 1600 MHz
HDD - WD Caviar Blue 500 GB - 600 MBps - 7200 rpm

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A:What do you think of my (planned) first build?

What resolution do you intend to game at? That will dictate the most suitable GPU for your needs.

I'd also consider other brands of PSU. The wattage is fine, but other brands like Corsair, Enermax, Antec (HCG series) etc would be good choices long term. The Corsair HX/AX range of power supplies come with a 7-year warranty.
 

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I am planning on upgrading my computer very soon. Here is what I propose doing to it, and what the current system specifications are:

Current:
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce 8500GT
Memory: 2GB DDR
Hard-drive: 120GB IDE
Motherboard: ASRock PV4M890

And here is what I want it to end up like:
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.4GHz) Click
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce 8500GT
Memory: 2GB DDR2 Click
Hard-drive: 500GB SATA Click
Motherboard: Asus P5N-E Click

On top of this I was thinking of getting a 550W PSU - Click.

If you have any of your own recommendations, please tell me them!! (Please bear in mind I'm sticking to a rather tight 350 ($726) budget overall. The current total for all of the above upgrades is 315 ($654).

Thanks for all your help,
Chris.
 

A:Big Upgrade Planned.

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Hi,
please check my computer for malware.

Thank you,
Alex.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17207 BrowserJavaVersion: 11.20.2
Run by Alex at 12:15:11 on 2014-12-12
Microsoft Windows 7 Корпоративная 6.1.7601.1.1251.7.1049.18.3325.1282 [GMT 2:00]
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AV: Kaspersky Internet Security *Disabled/Updated* {179979E8-273D-D14E-0543-2861940E4886}
SP: Kaspersky Internet Security *Disabled/Updated* {ACF8980C-0107-DEC0-3FF3-1313EF89023B}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: Kaspersky Internet Security *Disabled* {2FA2F8CD-6D52-D016-2E1C-81546ADD0FFD}
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============== Running Processes ================
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 14.0.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\TeamViewer\Version9\TeamViewer_Service.exe
C:\Users\Alex\AppData\Roaming\AntiHidden\USBDLM.exe
C:\Windows\system32\vmnat.exe
C:\Windows\system32\vmnetdhcp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\VMware\USB\vmware-usbarbitrator.exe
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-authd.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-hostd.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
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Hi. Need some advice from those who'd know better.

Would I see any real-world performance increase upgrading from two GTX 470s to a GTX 6xx series GPU if I am limited to using a single 22" monitor setup?

A hereditary eye condition limits me to using a 22-inch monitor at customized [email protected] resolutions. Anything bigger and I get skull-splitting headaches and nausea. Unfortunately, a multi-monitor set up is out of the question, as well, as pretty much the same thing happens.

I presently have two GTX 470s hooked up to an old Samsung monitor that can be forced to do [email protected] (77Hz maximum). The Fermis are holding up surprisingly well with it. I can still play all my games at the highest quality and -- for the most part, get a solid 75 FPS -- provided I stay away from problematic drivers.

I'm nonetheless considering an upgrade to a single GTX 680 GPU. Would this be a sensible move or a rookie mistake? A friend has told me that -- given the limitations of my eyesight, and since the 470s are working out so well for me -- I'm better off waiting another year before I upgrade. He told me the price of 6xx series cards would be somewhat lower by then.

So am I be better off planning other upgrade paths for now?

Thanks in advance for your advice and opinion.
 

A:1 GTX 680 vs GTX 470 SLI: planned upgrade question

A GTX 680 would be a decent upgrade from a two 470's. You might not see too much of a difference in terms of graphics quality and performance in some older games, but the 680 is newer, more efficient and more powerful by comparison when scaled with the 470's. The 680 shouldn't break a sweat running that resolution and highest quality settings, but if you're pair of 470's are running things fine you might want to hold off.

It's ultimately up to you though, and your friend gave you good advice, it's really just a matter of personal preference and how badly you want the latest tech.
 

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Im planning to build a computer for general family use and video editing.
Could anyone give me an opinion on this planned build.
gigabyte ga-m57sli socket am2 motherboard 49-50

athlon64x2 5200+ cpu 48-85

kingston 2gb fully buffered ddr2 667mhz ecc
1.8v 51-22

seagate st350032as 500gb hd 32mb cache 45-50

coolermaster elite 330blackcase with extreme
power460psu 49-90

innovationgeforce 7300le 250mb ddr2 pci-e
graphics card 26-02

optiarc ad-72015 20xdvd rw lightscribe
sata blackbare drive 18-00

I plan to use WINXP home addition from my existing computer with a view to upgrading to Vista in the future.
Thank you for any help jhadd
 

A:planned computer build

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It would be great to know if Azure AD SSO Integration is planned for this.

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I've been given the impossible task.

I have to build for a friend a system thats faster than the PC I have in my specs (as it used to be - whe it had 512 meg of RAM), for the lowest possible price, while making it able to last for the next 5 years or so (My friend has 1 slow PC, and one from out of the arc! - It's guarenteed that it'll be used untill it's COMPLETElY obselete.). It also needs to be reasonably upgradeable.

She's not expecting miracles, and so with that in mind, please could you give your thoughts on the following....

Mobo - Jetway SKT-939 939AGP S/L SATA 1000FSB - mobo
CPU - AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 512KB SKT939 Retail - cpu
RAM - ADATA 256MB DDR400 CL3.0 08 Chip (x2) - memory
HDD - Western Digital Serial 80GB UDMA 150 7200Rpm 8Mb - HDD
Graphics - Xpertvision 256Mb Radeon 9550 DDR TV/DVI 8x - graphics
CD/DVD - Pioneer 109 DVD
Case - Thermaltake sviking va4000bws black - case

...and of course a floppy disk drive.

You may have noticed that all this is coming from the same shop. It's easier, and everything is being bought in person, in cash. lol

Anyways, the sum total comes to about 340, and I have about 390 to budget with.

Any suggestions/comments?
 

A:Need opinions on planned build

i'd have gone with the msi k8n neo2 motherboard, on account of it's features/performance and price.
 

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Hey Guys

I'm planning on building a PC for sometime now. Ive based in on a smaller budget and have pieced these parts together. I was wondering what PSU I should buy for the parts I plan to use.

Here is a list of the parts - http://www.ebuyer.com/lists/list/119001

For a PSU i'd like to buy one with some headroom so i can add a graphics card and possibly a SDD.

http://goo.gl/ri7qI - GPU
http://goo.gl/IgKVs - SDD

Also any suggestions on how i could improve on the set-up would be great too.

Thanks All - Hope You've have a good holidays

Flemingjp
 

A:Suggest A PSU And Check Planned Build Set Up

The Corsair TX 650 is a very popular, reliable, and quality designed unit: http://www.ebuyer.com/257232-corsair-tx-650w-psu-80plus-bronze-certified-cp-9020038-uk

It should be more than adequate to power any system with a Radeon HD 7770 graphics card.
 

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This is my planned upgrades for the system:https://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Technology-HyperX-1600MHz-HX316LS9IBK2/dp/B00KQCU3WM https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-850-EVO-2-5-Inch-MZ-75E500B/dp/B00OBRE5UE500GB SSD




I am always trying to help people with computer problems. I do not work at Acer, I am unemployed and still in school.

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Guys,

My computer is about two and half years old, and I get everything through automatic Windows Update. Are there updates planned for 1709's build, or is 1803 going to be next on automatic updates? Another way to say this, Did anyone get a 1709 update this Patch Tuesday?

Jack
 

A:Any Updates For 1709 Planned? Or is 1803 Next For Everyone?

Answered my own question. There is an update for 1709 here:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4103727

Jack
 

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I recently cough a virus, and I decided to do a system restore instead of removing it.

Backed up my files, blah blah blah. Did the system restore.

Everything seemed to go well, but now I'm having several annoying problems.

The first one I noticed instantly. Everything looks blurry and stretched. It looks nothing how it looked before. I tried to change the screen resolution and the color quality, but no positive results.


The second problem I find really annoying. The windows seem to be laggy. The scrolling is laggy, the minimizing is laggy, moving the window is laggy. This didn't used to happen before I did the system restore.


The third problem is that I can't use wireless. I couldn't find the Wireless Network Connection program anywhere, so I had to look it up on search. Found it, but I couldn't open it with double click. I managed to open it by right clicking it and clicking "View Available Wireless Networks". The problem is, even if I opened it, it's not finding any networks. It immidietly tells me "No wireless networks were found in range". I click on "Refresh Network list". Again, instantly, "No wireless networks were found in range." I don't think it's trying to search for any.



All of these problems are extremely annoying. I hope you guys can help me fix them one by one.

A:System Restore didn't go as planned...

Well - a system restore doesn't necessarily mean you are clean from any malware.

Follow these instructions and post in the appropriate forum. Our trained experts can help you further to verify your PC is clean.
http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html

If the experts verify your PC is clean - please post back here and we can help you further

Good Luck,

-Coolfreak

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id would be nice if i can get your inputs or suggestions, on my future build, (maybe) and changes? or am i missing something? basically im trying to get a gaming PC, im not too sure about the HD and if it will work with the mobo. the case will have to wait tho, its hard picking

AMD Athlon 64 3700+ 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103539

CORSAIR XMS 512MB (2 x 256MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Kit System Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145452

Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 SATA NCQ 3.5" Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148034

ZALMAN CNPS7700-CU 120mm 2 Ball Cooling Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835118115

CREATIVE Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value SB0400 Sound Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829102175

VANTEC SF12025L 120mm 2 Ball Cooling Fan(for front and rear
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811999614

LITE-ON Black IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model SOHD-16P9SBLK
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827131410

SONY Black IDE CD-ROM Drive Model CDU5215
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827101129

SONY Black Internal Floppy Drive Model MPF920 Black
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16821103116

GIGABYTE GV-NX68T256D-B Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814125181

ASUS A8V-E Deluxe ATX AMD Motherboard
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A:inputs, suggestions, on my future planned pc, maybe

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Hi Gang,
I'm back for some input/advice. I decided to check out Win 8 for myself, after reading such mixed reviews here and on other forums. I downloaded, and burned a copy of Release preview iso. I was going to install on VMplayer, so I cranked up the VM and preceded to install it. All seemed to be going well, but I zigged when I should have zagged at some point , because when all was said and done I had overwritten my Win 7 install . Instead of being install on the VM it was installed on my SSD.
I'm now wondering if this can be reversed from a restore point, or some other method? I will clean install Win 7 if that's my only option, and give the VM other shot. May just install on a new partition on my HHD.

Thanks for being here Win7 forums!

A:Well, that didn't go as planned! WIN 8 install on VMplayer.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Nitro58


Hi Gang,
I'm back for some input/advice. I decided to check out Win 8 for myself, after reading such mixed reviews here and on other forums. I downloaded, and burned a copy of Release preview iso. I was going to install on VMplayer, so I cranked up the VM and preceded to install it. All seemed to be going well, but I zigged when I should have zagged at some point , because when all was said and done I had overwritten my Win 7 install . Instead of being install on the VM it was installed on my SSD.
I'm now wondering if this can be reversed from a restore point, or some other method? I will clean install Win 7 if that's my only option, and give the VM other shot. May just install on a new partition on my HHD.

Thanks for being here Win7 forums!


Sorry - it says specifically on the download page that the install cannot be reversed.
You'll have to do a clean install of Win 7.

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Basically im after building a new system for playing games mostly:

AMD Athlon x2 6400+
Gigabyte ma-790x mainboard
8gb ram (4 x 2gb ddr2 6400)
Radeon 3870x2 graphics card
4 x sata2 hdd (2 x 160gb raid0 for os, 400gb and 500gb)

This is basically my new system and it doesnt seem 2 be performing to well with the latest drivers or anything. i reinstall the os once sumtimes twice a month incase of viruses or whatever else cud slow it or if newer drivers come out. Yet it still doesnt seem 2 be performing as well as it shud. I did a performance test with 3dmark 06 and the score was around 12500 - 12900. not sure if thats any gud or helps at all.

Any tips or sujestions wud be great.

Oh and incase your wondering its not overclocked.
 

A:New system for gaming not as good as planned

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Hi all,

This is my first visit and post on this forum... so Hello Everybody !! I'm from Belgium, I like to help when I can and I have also many questions all the time

So here's the first one I have...

We're using Lotus Notes 6.5 at my work and I encounter a problem every time I modify an already planned meeting.

Example :
- Meeting planned on next monday, from 15h30 to 16h30 ; some people were invited and they already accepted the meeting.
- Now I have to modify the meeting so it's going to be from 15h30 to 17h

>>When I save my meeting after I modified it, all my attendees disappear, so I have to resend the invitation to all the users who already accepted.

As I modified the meeting, I checked the option to notify all the attendees about the modification, so I expect from Lotus Notes to send that notify, not to remove them all from the attendees list.

Why is that ? Is there a solution ?

Thanks in advance,
Troma
 

A:Lotus Notes 6.5 - Modify planned meeting

Are you using the Tools Reschedule button to change the time of the meeting? It should notify all the invitees, even those who have already accepted
 

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Hello! Just found this board - hoping someone here can help! I deleted a user from my computer and kept all the data files which appear in a folder on the desktop (folders inside include "desktop, documents, favroites, music, pictures, video") - so far so good. Problem is I can't find any of my outlook emails and settings. They appear to all be gone when I access email in my other user account. Can anyone please help me to find the emails?
Thank you so much!!

A:Deleted User as planned - outlook files gone?

Welcome
Download and try shadow exploerer, it should be able to locate everything, even if deleted.
http://www.shadowexplorer.com/

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Hi All!

I'm planning to purchase Windows Vista Ultimate OEM. Here are my current specs:

Dell Dimension 9150
Pentium D 830 3Ghz w/ Dual Core Technology (2MB L2 Cache, 800Mhz FSB)
Intel 945P Chipset
1GB (2x512) DDR2 533Mhz SDRAM
ATI Radeon X600
SoundBlaster Xi-Fi XtremeMusic
160 GB SATA HD
80 GB SATA HD
Philips DVD +/- RW DVD8701
TSSTcorp DVD-ROM TS-H352C
Dell Preinstalled internal 13 in 1 USB 2.0 Card Reader
Dell USB Multimedia Keyboard (I can't determine the model number)
Dell Preinstalled Firewire Card
Logitech G5 Laser Mouse
XBOX 360 Controller for Windows
Epson Perfection 3590 Scanner
Canon Pixma iP3000 Printer
Dell 1905FP UltraSharp Monitor

I have a few questions:

1. I'm plunging Windows Vista Ultimate into this system first before buying the following upgrades:
a) 2Gb (2x1Gb) DDR2 677Mhz SDRAM [Upgrading in Mid March]
b) A mid range DirectX 10 card once the market for DX10 cards have settled [Unsure when]​Do you foresee any problems installing Vista before the upgrades and/or after the upgrades?
2. Any Dell / experienced user here knows if the 13 in 1 USB 2.0 and the USB Multimedia Keyboard will be automatically supported in Vista Ultimate? The driver download section in Dell's website do not provide links to drivers for these 2 components.
3. I am in the midst of downloading all updated drivers, checking for latest program updates for my often used software (MS Office 2003 Pro, Photoshop CS2, Dreamweaver 8, World of Warcraft: BC, FIFA 0... Read more

A:Before Installing Vista & Planned System Upgrades

You should be able to run Vitsta perfectly fine with your computers hardware. Also, if you didn't find any drivers for any certain pieces of hardware at the Dell site, they can most likely be found at the Microsoft site.... all the necessary drivers should be up.
 

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I was having problems with my computer and a BSOD that pointed to my hd. I decided to reinstall XP but then decided to try a repair first. The repair seems to work to an extent as pc starts fine now and seems to load normally etc. However upon starting I noticed the desktop had reverted back to default, my programs weren't listed in the start menu and favorites were gone. I was guessing that it wiped my hd like I had done a re-install. So I went to copy some of my backed up files but when I went into My Computer I see that all my files are still there under C:\Documents&Settings\Owner like before. But also under Documents & Settings are these folders now.

Administrator
Administrator.DESKTOP
Administrator.DESKTOP.000
Administrator.DESKTOP.001
Administrator.DESKTOP.002
Administrator.DESKTOP.003
Administrator.DESKTOP.004
All Users
All Users.WINDOWS
Owner
Owner.DESKTOP
test
test.DESKTOP
test.DESKTOP.000

When I copy favorites from Owner to Owner.DESKTOP they will show up inside IE so I am guessing Owner.DESKTOP is what is running. When I go into Program Files and try to start any of my programs I get an error message saying it's not installed or similar.

So what should I do? Go ahead and re-install XP or is there a way to get rid of all that other stuff and get back to just plain Owner? (even if I have to reinstall my programs) Thanks.

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A:XP repair didn't go as planned - insight needed

"I was having problems with my computer and a BSOD that pointed to my hd"

Can you please elaborate on that statement? That would help to give you solid advice.

What was the blue screen error that you got? IF you don't know the answer to that, what was your computer "doing" that warranted you to use the repair function, other than the BSODs?
 

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i live in india.
i have celron 2.4 wih 256 ram
i m now learning graphic designing and the the virtual memory is too low for it.
i have installed adobe photoshop and illistrator (cs) in my pc with 256 ram and i also have other common programmes installed on my pc.
now i am installing a new 512mb ram for the heavy softwares to install.
tell me is it ok and will it work if i use 512mb ram in celron 2.4 and with the softrwares like adobe photoshop, illustrator, corel draw, indesign, flash etc.......
and i have very less memory in c drive, i want to add some space from d drive to c drive, how can i do it?
thanks in advance.
 

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I have 3 Partitions on Hard Drive in the Windows/Linux machine. # One is 76.77 GB, # two is 70.29 GB and #3 is 1.99 GB.  I would like to take, using Disk Management, and move #3 into #2, but is see no way to do that.  I can delete the Partition,
but then then 1.99 Gb is gone, unusable anymore.
Any Ideas on how I can do this?

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I am not sure how or when this occurred but I somehow seem to have ended up with 2 Healthy (recovery partition) both of which are different sizes.



I assume I don't need both, but how do I determine which is being used?

Anyone??

TIA

A:Partitions on C Drive

From an elevated ("run as administrator") command prompt run:

reagentc /info

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I have a 20 gg harddrive that is in 2 partitions, I would like to make it into one, butttttt, one of the partitions is fat and the other is fat 32. and not at all sure what to do with them. I bought the pc from a friend, along with it came a program called partition magic.
 

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Hi,

Ok someone has made a mistake in installing windows in our department.

They have installed win xp, all works fine. The OS is installed on drive D but there is also a drive C.

Drive C is only 45MB in size, Drive D is 130GB.

Now the problem is that when we install certain software it wants to automatically default to C:\, which obviously wont work due to the limited disk space.

How do i go about swapping the drive letters around or the partitions? I tried disk management and it didnt let me do anything error "cannot change boot partition" this was on C.

I realy dont want to install windows xp again by deleting/formatting each partition. Any quick way around it? I know partition might have helped but i want to be sure before doing anything.

Cheers

A:Drive Partitions

Drive Management won't let you do it because it sees the letter as being "in use". Have you tried changing the "C:" partition to another letter...say drive N: (just for an example ) and then changing your primary partition with your OS on it to "C:".

If that doesn't work, a program like Partition Magic might be able to fix it.

Good Luck

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I have a Lenovo Yoga 3 14 laptop with a 256GB SSD. The system has seeveral partitions, including the Windows partition and Lenovo parition (which appears to just contain drivers), and the LENOVO_PART parition (which I assume to be the recovery partition. All the others are relatively small in size, but I cannot  find a description of what they are and if they are used. I would like to recover the space by the unused partitions if possible. I have attached a screen shot of the partion list. Any assistance would be appreciated.

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Hey. I am installing windows 10 pro right now. for two days actually. First time I was setting it up, I ran into the "language Select Loop". And because I did not create a user yet, I could do nothing. Not even acess safe mode(defaultuser0). I made a Win10 pro ISO and booted a flash. at first my pc couldnt see the flash. but after I booted it again with different settings, It worked.

But now I am in Windows setup and it asks me where do I want to install windows. I cannot instal it on none of the listed drives. It says:

"WINDOWS CANNOT BE INSTALLED ON THIS DISK. THE SELECTED DISK IS OF THE GPT PARTITION STYLE."
How do I change the style if I cant even acess the windows itself?? this is different pc.
I would love if I could get a reply in less than 2 hours for that I have a lot of things to do with that pc.

Btw I dont have uefi. just bios. my pc is laptop asus A55A


 

A:Drive 0 Partitions

Nevermind I just found out the combination to open CMD during instalation. even without helping me, thank you. 10/10 will post here again.
 

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Hello there fellow nerds,

It baffled me for a long time why does my primary drive have so many recovery and "others" partitions.
When im working with my partitions on the primary drive it is quite difficult to navigate trough as you can see.
My question is do I really need all of those partitions ( I doubt I have ever used most of them ), ofc I need EFI partition and the primary one but the rest, I just don't know.

With regards,

NinjaSkill13


( what a mess )

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I just wiped out my drive. I used Partition Magic and deleted all partitions. Then I created 3 partitions. One FAT32 and two NTFS. Then I installed Win98 and it was running fine. But:

1. I have another HDD installed on the PC and I couldnt access it. When installing it says the drive is unformatted or damaged but I havent touched the other drive.

2. After installing Win98, I could not find my other partitons to install Win2k and WinXP. I have started over again. I am now formatting the entire drive as NTFS. I just want to have the entire drive accessible and partitioned, formatted.

3. When installing Win98, shodl I choose support lareg disk? It says if I do I wont be able to install other OS.

4. If I format my entire drive at NTFS right now, can quite the win2k setup and then install Win98 and partition the disk aand format the amount of space I want to FAT32?
 

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have my C drive partitioned with a S & I drives as well as a external hard drive partitioned with two extra drives that i done need any more.

How do i get rid of these partitioned drives.
 

A:How to get rid of drive partitions

Right click My Computer, click Manage
Click on Disk Management
Right click the partition you want to delete in the lower right pane, Click Delete Partition
 

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I am running a 2TB drive on my Lenovo desktop. As it happens, it's my office machine and therefore I use very little of the space - around 60GB. I decided to speed it up by adding a 128GB SSD drive for the system, while keeping the old drive as a backup location. I am trying to work out how to efficiently clone the drive. I currently have 5 partitions listed in Windows 10, in order:1. 1000MB Recovery Partition2. 260MB EFI System Partition3. 500MB OEM Partition4. 1.8TB Boot/Page File/Crash Dump/Primary Partition (my C: drive)5. 24.41GB Recovery Partition My intention was to shrink 4 (my C: drive) to 128GB and clone it onto the SSD. I am hoping that:a) I will be able to boot my Windows 10 from the SSD as my primaryb) I will use the remaining 1.676TB of 4. to create another partition, call it D: drive, that I will use as a backup destination for my SSD.c) If anything goes wrong with the SSD, I simply skip it in the boot sequence and boot from 4. on the old drive - and use the archive on D: to recover data.d) Should it happen that I need to access any of the recovery partitions, I boot from the old drive as they are still there. Will this work as intended, or am I missing something here? Thank you!

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hi i have 2 partitions on my pc C: OS D: DATA
however it used to have a recovery partition (as far as im aware hidden on c)
for system restore (acer system restore)
which leads me to my query as i have recently performed a format and clean install of vista from retail media and have no need for acer system restore would it be ok to delete this partition/hidden partition and reclaim the HDD space.. and how best to proceed to safely do so..

any help would be much appreciated.

thanks

A:partitions hidden partitions recovery partitions

i just found this

Delete and Remove to Unlock EISA Hidden Recovery or Diagnostic Partition in Vista ? My Digital Life

does anyone have any experience with this method or can anyone reccomend this method

or would you advise against using this method.

thanks

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So, since you guys have provided the best fixes so far, and I can find lots of instances of this issue but no fixes, I am gonna throw this in and see if you guys have a good fix for this. Here is the event that is kicking me out, Log Name:      System
Source:        Service Control Manager
Date:          12/3/2013 5:41:40 PM
Event ID:      7042
Task Category: None
Level:         Information
Keywords:      Classic
User:          SYSTEM
Computer:      guy-PC
Description:
The TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service was successfully sent a stop control.
 The reason specified was: 0x40030011 [Operating System: Network Connectivity (Planned)]
 Comment: None
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="Service Control Manager" Guid="{555908d1-a6d7-4695-8e1e-26931d2012f4}" EventSourceName="Service Control Manager" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="16384">7042</EventID>
    <Version>0</Version>
    <Level>4</Level>
    <Task>0</Task>
    <Opcode>0</Opcode>
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A:TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper planned stop, disconnecting from internet

Kaspersky has repaired a driver on thier side as of this morning, so that can be omitted from the logs.

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Hello All,

Can I have a Powershell Script which consumes the API mentioned below to snooze/start/stop the VMs at planned time.

#Base url
$urlPrefix = "&#8203;http://sdoazureutil/api/acrputil/PostStartSnoozeJob"

Url for ref is :https://microsoft.sharepoint.com/teams/sdoman/SDK Documentation/ACRP SDK.aspx

Phanikiran Pisipati
 

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I'm looking to build a PC that is just a notch or two below the current top specs. I would get a Mac, but it's not worth the money. Here's what I've come up with (all from tigerdirect.com):
Intel 975XBX2KR Motherboard CPU Bundle - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor 2.40GHz OEM
Ultra Gladiator ULT33181 ATX Mid-Tower Case - Black, Front USB, FireWire, Audio Ports, 500-Watt V-Series Power Supply
Ultra 1024MB PC5400 DDR2 667MHz Memory (x4)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500GB Hard Drive - 7200, 16MB, Serial ATA-300, OEM
EVGA GeForce 8600 GTS Video Card - FREE Enemy Territory: Quake Wars PC Game, 512MB GDDR3, PCI Express, SLI Ready, Dual DVI, HDTV, Video Card

I will also move a few things from my old PC:

Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum Sound Card (PCI)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 Hard Drive (PATA)
DVD-ROM Drive
DVD+RW Drive

This would be my first build, so I have a couple specific questions. First, how close is this build to the 500W limit of the power supply? If I wanted to add a few things, would I need a larger power supply? Second, I plan to install Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 64bit FULL. The motherboard description says that using a 64-bit system allows me to upgrade to 8GB of RAM. Can anyone explain this? Do I just install 2GB sticks with identical specs? Also, I have read that a different BIOS is needed for 64-bit systems. Will I need to flash the BIOS before installing Windows or will it support a 64-bit OS from the factory? If I do need to f... Read more

A:Seeking feedback on planned PC build - Intel C2Q 2.40GHz

I'll take the lack of response to mean that there are no major problems with this plan, but can anyone shed some light on my questions about the power supply and building a 64-bit system?
 

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Important planning information next week, as we have significant updates in JuneOn June 14, 2005, the Microsoft Security Response Center is planning to release:Security Updates? 7 Microsoft Security Bulletins affecting Microsoft Windows. The greatest aggregate, maximum severity rating for these security updates is Critical. Some of these updates will require a restart. 5 of these updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA), 2 of these updates will be detectable using the Enterprise Scanning Tool (EST). ? 1 Microsoft Security Bulletin affecting Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Services for UNIX. The greatest aggregate, maximum severity rating for these security updates is Moderate. These updates may require a restart. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) and using the Enterprise Scanning Tool (EST). ? 1 Microsoft Security Bulletin affecting Microsoft Exchange. The greatest aggregate, maximum severity rating for this security update is Important. This update will not require a restart. This update will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) and using the Enterprise Scanning Tool (EST). ? 1 Microsoft Security Bulletin affecting Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server and Small Business Server. The greatest aggregate, maximum severity rating for these security updates is Moderate. These updates may require a restart. This update will be detectable u... Read more

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Have XP. Drive split evenly between C and D. C has 35.4GB Total Size and 544MB Free Space. D has 39.0GM Total Space and 39.0GB Free Space. I would like to create one drive or at least transfer some of space from D drive to C drive. Would appreciate some help in "how to". Thanks

A:How to Merge Partitions to Extend C Partition merge partitions to extend C drive

Windows Vista and newer have built-in tools that can resize volumes. See our tutorial for that here.Windows XP and earlier don't have the tools built-in, so you have to use a third party partitioning tool. We have a tutorial for that, too. This tutorial covers shrinking an existing volume to make space for a new second volume, but resizing two existing volumes is substantially similar.

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Can someone explain why the storage capacity of my C drive is one tenth of the total storage capacity of the entire hard drive.  I bought this computer about 3 weeks ago with specs as follows: 6th generation Intel Core i7-6700 processor24GB DDR4 system memory2TB hard drive128GB SATA Solid State Drive Now when I go to "Settings", click on "Systems" and then on "Storage", it shows the following: This PC ( C: )61.3 GB used out of 119 DATADRIVE1 ( D: )306.7 MB used out of 1.81 TB I have downloaded less than 1 GB of programs. This seems rediculous to have the C drive with such little storage space. Is this right or is there something wrong. This is how it came out of the box. 

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I have a Tyan Titan III MB with hard drive capacity limit of 8.4 gb. Would it work to partition a 30 gb HD into 4 all under the 8.4 gb limit instead of using the overlay software. Also if it would work in that configuration is there any reasons that it should not be done.

Thanks much,
 

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It would work fine.
 

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I have a 16GB flash drive that has 2 partitions on it (NTFS for my day-to-day files, and FAT32 for the Mac OSX computers at school since they can't write NTFS).

However, windows can only see the NTFS partition.

I'd love to have 1 partition, but since I have files bigger than 2GB I need NTFS.

Does anyone know how I can access my other partition? Linux and OSX do not have this problem with my drive.

Thanks for any help you can give me

A:USB Drive + Multiple Partitions

What operating system did you use to format the drive as FAT32?

Go into Disk Management and see if that partition was designated a drive letter.

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Ok, so I'm helping out a friend on this one. Isn't that always the case? He bought an 80GB harddrive and installed it. But he was getting messages saying his harddrive was full. Thinking that his HD wasn't partitioned right, as the good techie I am checked in Disk Manager and it only shows one 16GB drive. There isn't even an unpartitioned 60+ drive there. That's the first time I have ever seen that. He's running XP home on a Dell. I know that the standard first reply will be to reformat it, but we don't have another HD to use as a back up. Any thoughts? Plus, I don't have access to Partition Magic (but if you do that'd be G-R-E-A-T).
 

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