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  1. Thread: 3 TB WD External Hard Drive NOT Working [ RAW ] by TV2
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 37 Views 1,328

    "I can NOT afford that, I will just use my other...

    "I can NOT afford that, I will just use my other 3 TB WD External HDD. "

    Ah! Missed the 3TB external. I was looking at the screenshot of Disk Management. I just saw the 120GB, the USB stick, and...
  2. Thread: 3 TB WD External Hard Drive NOT Working [ RAW ] by TV2
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 37 Views 1,328

    I like the idea of an image as a 'backup plan',...

    I like the idea of an image as a 'backup plan', but I'm wondering if any disk imaging program could work without a functioning file table. I have a geeky curiosity to know!

    But I definitely would...
  3. Thread: Recommend PCIe M2 SSD for Dell Laptop by TV2
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 21 Views 1,192

    You've already pulled the trigger and the NVMe is...

    You've already pulled the trigger and the NVMe is on it's way, correct?
    So now it is just a matter of plugging it in and seeing if it works.
    From what you've shown us here, it should. Not much more...
  4. Replies 1,213 Views 549,016

    Ugh. Driver install crashed. That hasn't...

    Ugh. Driver install crashed. That hasn't happened in a while.
    Seems to be the audio, since it went black with a buzzing coming through the speakers.

    System restore worked. Set a point before...
  5. Thread: Recommend PCIe M2 SSD for Dell Laptop by TV2
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 21 Views 1,192

    That is a big ask. While I've heard of...

    That is a big ask.
    While I've heard of motherboards that have M.2 sockets that will do both NVMe and SATA, I have never seen one in the wild.

    If the socket is on the SATA bus then the NVMe will...
  6. Thread: Recommend PCIe M2 SSD for Dell Laptop by TV2
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 21 Views 1,192

    Your friend will see a difference in speed going...

    Your friend will see a difference in speed going from a SATA SSD to PCIe SSD regardless of brand or specs.
    IMHO, since performance is not the driving force here then I would just do best bang for...
  7. Thread: Which is better ? WIN11 or WIN10 21H2 by TV2
    Forum: Windows Insider
    Replies 43 Views 16,657

    Thank you. I'll look those up. If I can feel...

    Thank you.
    I'll look those up. If I can feel confident that I can recreate my current work environment I would be more inclined to move on to W11.

    What's annoying in any OS, Program, App, or...
  8. Thread: Which is better ? WIN11 or WIN10 21H2 by TV2
    Forum: Windows Insider
    Replies 43 Views 16,657

    In all previous versions of Windows there was...

    In all previous versions of Windows there was always some creative people that created add ons to restore previously deprecated features.

    Is there any that restore the old Start menu or Taskbar...
  9. Thread: What Does "Customize Folder" Do? by TV2
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 4 Views 208

    Thanks dalchina! That explains it. "Hi, as I...

    Thanks dalchina! That explains it.

    "Hi, as I think you know, this applies the selected template to that folder."
    Nope. I did not know that!

    This is yet again an example MS trying to tell me...
  10. Thread: Overly Sensitive/Quirky Mouse by TV2
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 11 Views 520

    The reason I mentioned it was from my own...

    The reason I mentioned it was from my own experience. A while back I bought a Razor Deathadder mouse but I came to hate the software/driver that you use to install it. I can't remember what minor...
  11. Thread: What Does "Customize Folder" Do? by TV2
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 4 Views 208

    What Does "Customize Folder" Do?

    I just installed another HDD and noticed for the first time that when you open a disk or partition's Properties in File Explorer there is a Customize Tab (yeah - real observant!)

    In this tab there...
  12. Thread: Overly Sensitive/Quirky Mouse by TV2
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 11 Views 520

    What driver are you using for the mouse? If...

    What driver are you using for the mouse?

    If you just turn on the mouse and let it connect then Windows could/will install a generic Windows driver.
    If the Logitech mouse came with it's own driver...
  13. Thread: Safe Removal of Desktop HDD by TV2
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 6 Views 393

    It means it slows system performance, slowing the...

    It means it slows system performance, slowing the PC down.



    Generally, Yes.

    Windows has always been finicky about releasing USB attached external storage drives. It's not so much that the...
  14. Thread: ssd hard drive disappears after ca 30 seconds by TV2
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 28 Views 949

    Fantastic! Good work. I will add to dalchina...

    Fantastic! Good work.

    I will add to dalchina's excellent advice that when you get some extra cash you might want to think about getting a good quality surge protector strip to plug your...
  15. Thread: ssd hard drive disappears after ca 30 seconds by TV2
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 28 Views 949

    Here is another option for you: There are 2...

    Here is another option for you:
    There are 2 SATA cables already attached to the motherboard in your picture. If one of those is connecting an optical drive (CD/DVD drive) then you could just...
  16. Thread: Inverted Trackpad Behaviour by TV2
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 14 Views 427

    When did this behavior start? 14 years - that...

    When did this behavior start? 14 years - that system probably ran Windows 7, maybe 8, and now 10. Did it do this since new?

    The thing that pops out at me is those two problem devices in Device...
  17. Thread: ssd hard drive disappears after ca 30 seconds by TV2
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 28 Views 949

    Once you get both SSD's connected and start the...

    Once you get both SSD's connected and start the PC it is possible that the system will be confused about which Windows installation to boot from. For this reason you would want to use the F12 Boot...
  18. Thread: ssd hard drive disappears after ca 30 seconds by TV2
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 28 Views 949

    OK, great! This is good news. The diagnostics...

    OK, great! This is good news.
    The diagnostics indicate that the drive is not dead, and your files would then be safe and available to retrieve off the drive.
    You are almost there.

    So here is the...
  19. Thread: Best way to wipe data partition on SSD? by TV2
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 23 Views 811

    The most secure way to do it is to smash, burn,...

    The most secure way to do it is to smash, burn, blow-up, or mutilate the drive.
    The next best is to secure wipe - writing all 1/0 to entire drive.
    But in your case you could do it a more primitive...
  20. Thread: ssd hard drive disappears after ca 30 seconds by TV2
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 28 Views 949

    I assume that F12 is the Key you press to bring...

    I assume that F12 is the Key you press to bring up the Boot Menu on the Optiplex.
    And that you now have both SSDs connected.

    If the selection: "P0: SSD_2.5"_TLC_120GB_Innovat" is the SSD drive...
  21. Thread: ssd hard drive disappears after ca 30 seconds by TV2
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 28 Views 949

    To try and retrieve your files from the problem...

    To try and retrieve your files from the problem drive by connecting directly:
    You will need the problem SSD drive, a SATA data cable, an available SATA power connector from your mini tower's power...
  22. Thread: ssd hard drive disappears after ca 30 seconds by TV2
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 28 Views 949

    In addition to what dalchina...

    In addition to what dalchina asked....

    You do not need to switch drives in order to get the files off the 'problem' drive. You would just connect the 'problem' drive to the minitower as an...
  23. Thread: ssd hard drive disappears after ca 30 seconds by TV2
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 28 Views 949

    One thing to note when using USB to SATA adapter...

    One thing to note when using USB to SATA adapter cables to connect internal 2.5" drives is that the 5v power to run the drive is supplied by the PC's USB bus and the cable. If the power is not...
  24. Replies 14 Views 585

    You say you can run a program install CD, just...

    You say you can run a program install CD, just not audio CD.
    Please be sure the program disk you are testing is actually CD, not DVD.

    CD/DVD optical drives typically have 2 lasers. One for CD...
  25. Replies 14 Views 1,021

    You can attach ZIP files. Zip up the text file...

    You can attach ZIP files.
    Zip up the text file and post using the Go Advanced post option.
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