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    Did you plug the battery back in properly?

    Did you plug the battery back in properly?
  2. Great for neck exercise!

    Great for neck exercise!
  3. Thread: Dell Laptop Crashing Problems by Steve C
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 23 Views 897

    That's my next step when I've finished fiddling...

    That's my next step when I've finished fiddling about trying to identify and remove dodgy drivers as above. No crashes today as of 22:35.
  4. Thread: Dell Laptop Crashing Problems by Steve C
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    See post 13 - I found Dell Data Vault still...

    See post 13 - I found Dell Data Vault still installed with a driver in Device Manager despite uninstalling Dell Support Assist
  5. Thread: Dell Laptop Crashing Problems by Steve C
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    I get a BSOD and a dump file. Doesn't thermal...

    I get a BSOD and a dump file. Doesn't thermal overload cause a more sudden shutdown?
  6. Thread: Dell Laptop Crashing Problems by Steve C
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    I found Dell Data Vault still in Device Manager...

    I found Dell Data Vault still in Device Manager and its driver loaded despite uninstalling Dell programs. I've now uninstalled that from DM with the driver.
  7. Thread: Dell Laptop Crashing Problems by Steve C
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 23 Views 897

    It's a Dell Inspiron 5770

    It's a Dell Inspiron 5770
  8. Thread: Can't install an M.2 SSD by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 39 Views 2,509

    I did that recently in a Dell laptop and had to...

    I did that recently in a Dell laptop and had to set AHCI mode in the BIOS for it to be recognised.
  9. Thread: Dell Laptop Crashing Problems by Steve C
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    I ran Dell Support Assist and all is up to date....

    I ran Dell Support Assist and all is up to date. I spotted entries in the Event Log for the fingerprint sensor (Goodrix) and the Intel Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework every time there is...
  10. Thread: Dell Laptop Crashing Problems by Steve C
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 23 Views 897

    Good ideas. What about screwing up windows...

    Good ideas. What about screwing up windows activation if I install another copy on a separate partition?
  11. Thread: Dell Laptop Crashing Problems by Steve C
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 23 Views 897

    I'm still having problems with BSODs on this PC. ...

    I'm still having problems with BSODs on this PC. I updated Windows to 21H1 via effectively a repair install, removed most of the Dell bloatware and checked all drivers are up to date. Any ideas...
  12. Thread: Can't Switch from Local Acount to Microsoft Account by Steve C
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
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    Problem solved! I reenabled and logged into that...

    Problem solved! I reenabled and logged into that dormant account dsidd which was using the same MS account. There was no data there and I don't know the history since it's not my PC. Changed that...
  13. Thread: Can't Switch from Local Acount to Microsoft Account by Steve C
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
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    See below. I suspect the account dsidd is a...

    See below. I suspect the account dsidd is a dormant MS account having the same name. How to remove traces of it?

    PS C:\Users\David> Get-localuser

    Name Enabled Description
    ---- ...
  14. Thread: Can't Switch from Local Acount to Microsoft Account by Steve C
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 9 Views 317

    There are no other accounts shown on that page. I...

    There are no other accounts shown on that page. I tried adding a new user with the same name [myname]@gmail.com but that was rejected since another user on the PC already has that name - but Control...
  15. Thread: Windows 10 Pro - USB vs Official Download by Steve C
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 89 Views 4,514

    Better than the 5 I spent!

    Better than the 5 I spent!
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    Thanks. Yes, it's under Storage Controllers too:...

    Thanks. Yes, it's under Storage Controllers too:
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    User Accounts Please see...

    Please see https://www.tenforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/197117-cant-switch-local-acount-microsoft-account.html#post2455547
  18. Thread: Can't Switch from Local Acount to Microsoft Account by Steve C
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 9 Views 317

    Can't Switch from Local Acount to Microsoft Account

    I'm updating a friends laptop. He has a local account I want to change to his Microsoft account. His MS login name is [myname]@gmail.com and he also has a Google account with the same user name but a...
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    I see these drivers associated with the SATA disk...

    I see these drivers associated with the SATA disk controller.
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    and this driver associated with the new NVMe drive:
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  20. Thread: Memory Diagnostic failure by Steve C
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 3 Views 464

    Might not be the memory which tends to cause...

    Might not be the memory which tends to cause crashes if at fault. Suggest you remove the laptop battery for a couple of minutes and / or try to boot into safe mode.
  21. Thread: Laptop continually slows to a crawl by Steve C
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 7 Views 341

    Also use Autoruns to check what third party stuff...

    Also use Autoruns to check what third party stuff is loading and disable inessential items https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/autoruns

    Installing a SSD will greatly improve...
  22. Thread: Windows 10 Pro - USB vs Official Download by Steve C
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 89 Views 4,514

    The heidoc.net tool is handy for finding outdated...

    The heidoc.net tool is handy for finding outdated versions of Windows Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool
    All for free!
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    That's probably why. Should have used Redploy to...

    That's probably why. Should have used Redploy to New hardware in Reflect. I noticed Windows Update installed driver Intel HDC 17.9.6.1019 which appears to be disk driver shortly after the first...
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    Dell Laptop Failed to Boot After Reflect Restore

    I'm updating a friend's Dell Inspiron 5770. I replaced the 128 GB M2 SATA SSD with a Crucial P5 Plus 500GB PCIe M.2 2280SS SSD. Before replacing the card I checked the system was functioning...
  25. I am so thrilled

    I am so thrilled
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