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  1. Thread: Drive wiper by SIW2
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 2 Views 100

    It is to prevent deleted files being recovered.

    It is to prevent deleted files being recovered.
  2. Thread: New Windows 10 Desktop PC by SIW2
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 11 Views 330

    https://service.mcafee.com/?articleId=TS101331&pag...

    https://service.mcafee.com/?articleId=TS101331&page=shell&shell=article-view[/URL]
  3. Thread: Help with Trojan:O97M/Mountsi.C!ml by SIW2
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 7 Views 273

    Perhaps it is working to try and get rid of...

    Perhaps it is working to try and get rid of whatever it doesnt like.

    there are bootable av things available free from many 3rd party av programs.
  4. Thread: New Windows 10 Desktop PC by SIW2
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 11 Views 330

    There a video about this stuff - this example is...

    There a video about this stuff - this example is from dell, but the principle is the same.

    There is logic to using your peferred software to make a backup image ( in case you need to restore it...
  5. Thread: Unable to revert to the previous version of windows by SIW2
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 12 Views 419

    Anything that you can boot and use to move...

    Anything that you can boot and use to move folders on the hd.

    You can borrow mine which is easier because you will be able to see what you are doing
    1904v3.iso

    Rt click a folder and select...
  6. Thread: Unable to revert to the previous version of windows by SIW2
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 12 Views 419

    The windows.old folder used to contain all the...

    The windows.old folder used to contain all the previous namespace folders. I dont know if it stiill does.

    You can have a look and if it seems promising, you could switch them.

    It is quite...
  7. Thread: Unable to revert to the previous version of windows by SIW2
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 12 Views 419

    Depends what is in your Windows.old folder. If...

    Depends what is in your Windows.old folder.

    If it looks like everything is there, you can switch manually.
  8. Thread: MSCONFIG Boot Tab Empty/Unable to update windows. by SIW2
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 5 Views 215

    what does the bcdedit command display? You...

    what does the bcdedit command display?



    You dont appear to have a separate esp partition.
  9. Thread: Macrium Reflect restore issue / question...? by SIW2
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 72 Views 1,697

    Then windows getting lost is not the problem. ...

    Then windows getting lost is not the problem.


    It follows there is something wrong either with the image of the original partition, or with the way you restored it.
    Or possibly the image is...
  10. Thread: Macrium Reflect restore issue / question...? by SIW2
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 72 Views 1,697

    the answer is: Did it say it completed...

    the answer is:


    Did it say it completed sucessfully ?
  11. Thread: Macrium Reflect restore issue / question...? by SIW2
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 72 Views 1,697

    If the following are true, it should work: 1....

    If the following are true, it should work:
    1. the boot files have been correctly created on the esp partition
    2. the bcd entry is pointing at the os partition
    3. The restored files on the os...
  12. Thread: Macrium Reflect restore issue / question...? by SIW2
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 72 Views 1,697

    Can you see the disks from booted recovery media...

    Can you see the disks from booted recovery media still ?
  13. Thread: Macrium Reflect restore issue / question...? by SIW2
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 72 Views 1,697

    Yes, it should say completed successfully and cmd...

    Yes, it should say completed successfully and cmd prompt stays there so you can see that message.
    I have just made x64 version in exe format of nt6repair - in case somebody needs it. 349563

    You...
  14. Thread: Macrium Reflect restore issue / question...? by SIW2
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 72 Views 1,697

    bcdboot windowspartitionletter:\windows e.g. ...

    bcdboot windowspartitionletter:\windows

    e.g.

    bcdboot e:\windows

    Perhaps you need to fix the os letter as well. Win10 will often figure out it has been moved, but maybe not in this case.
    ...
  15. Thread: Macrium Reflect restore issue / question...? by SIW2
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 72 Views 1,697

    There is a way to do this automatically with a...

    There is a way to do this automatically with a special pe, but it is probably simpler for you with dism++
  16. Thread: Macrium Reflect restore issue / question...? by SIW2
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 72 Views 1,697

    The message could indicate that the bcd entry is...

    The message could indicate that the bcd entry is pointing in the wrong direction. So fix that to start with using bcdboot command. To add the drivers, it is simple with dism++ as you already used...
  17. Thread: Macrium Reflect restore issue / question...? by SIW2
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 72 Views 1,697

    Can you provide screenshots of disk management...

    Can you provide screenshots of disk management from booted media.
    You can borrow my boot media,
    1904v3.iso
    extract the 1904v3.iso to usb using this: 349544
  18. Thread: Mbr to gpt by SIW2
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 10 Views 388

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/st...

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/storage/disk-management/initialize-new-disks
  19. Thread: Macrium Reflect restore issue / question...? by SIW2
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 72 Views 1,697

    I recall one of the annoyances is that program...

    I recall one of the annoyances is that program tries to use the mounted devices key from what it thinks is the os partition, which likely explains the lettering you see.
  20. Replies 6 Views 321

    yes no If the cd works for you , then...

    yes


    no


    If the cd works for you , then you could create the usb from the cd.

    1. format the usb stick as fat32 in disk managament
    2. put the cd in a cd/dvd drive and the copy these...
  21. Replies 71 Views 1,779

    yes

    yes
  22. Thread: Defrag question by SIW2
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 8 Views 450

    If you are using SMR disks it will be slow with...

    If you are using SMR disks it will be slow with all that writing involved.

    I would avoid them like the plague. CMR is much much better.

    They snuck them out at first. After a lot of complaints,...
  23. Replies 71 Views 1,779

    Unplug the sata power cable from the unwanted...

    Unplug the sata power cable from the unwanted disks
  24. Replies 3 Views 178

    I think that is an smr disk and best avoided. The...

    I think that is an smr disk and best avoided. The 3.5" WD 1tb blue is cmr and much better.

    349495

    You could use a bootable program to do the clone/os migration.
  25. Thread: Macrium Reflect restore issue / question...? by SIW2
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 72 Views 1,697

    You seem convinced the source disk is fine. ...

    You seem convinced the source disk is fine.

    Another possibility is the disk you are storing the image on. Did you run chkdsk on the storage disk?

    If I understood correctly, you are planning on...
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