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    HD Sentinel is a utility that reads HD...

    HD Sentinel is a utility that reads HD Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T. or just SMART) data from each HD and summarizes and displays it graphically, or, if you click on...
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    I've gotten enough of the essentials for computer...

    I've gotten enough of the essentials for computer maintenance and my main uses so that I've moved my day-to-day use back to the main computer. Everything works better, and some irritating things...
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    It's not fully functional yet because I don't...

    It's not fully functional yet because I don't have printer drivers, LIghtroom or PaintShop Pro installed. Its primary functions will be served when I get some or all of those installed this...
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    OK, I'll unplug the RAID boxes and the internal...

    OK, I'll unplug the RAID boxes and the internal HD, and use the Blu-Ray disk with the v1903 ISO on it.

    I have noticed that Windows Update has scratched entire installation ISOs on the data HD in...
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    You just dashed all my hopes that MS had made a...

    You just dashed all my hopes that MS had made a change that dealt with my problem(s), like simply disabling problem drivers not associated with HD, keyboard, mouse, display, or Internet/WiFi. Or,...
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    Maybe Good News: Windows Update wanted to...

    Maybe Good News: Windows Update wanted to install v1903 after the disk image was restored, probably because I ran the Windows Update Diagnosis Wizard (which, for the first time after failed feature...
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    Installation & Upgrade Kari - the install.wim file captured by dism in...

    Kari - the install.wim file captured by dism in the usage given in the example could not capture my C: drive when given 200 MB of space. The files are from my personal usage and include many things,...
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    Installation & Upgrade Update: After getting the same error while...

    Update: After getting the same error while writing install.mis on another large HD and finding that 200 GB wasn't enough either, I drilled down into dism documentation and found that this usage of...
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    I've already spent almost three weeks on working...

    I've already spent almost three weeks on working with my mangled OS. Yes, I did find and fix two drivers that weren't updated in Device Manager and some other things, but we are hamstrung by missing...
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    That is my plan. Since neither Norton nor MBAM...

    That is my plan.

    Since neither Norton nor MBAM are known problems for v1803, and nothing has changed on my USB peripherals since I updated to v1803, and I have never done a clean boot with any...
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    We have done multiple chkdsk C: /r /v on that HD...

    We have done multiple chkdsk C: /r /v on that HD and there are no bad sectors. I run Hard Disk Sentinel which monitors the SMART data on all my HDs and RAIDs that support SMART (one old RAID box...
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    I didn't bother to download the batch file after...

    I didn't bother to download the batch file after I found that the dism call that was recommended woudln't run Investigating that, I found that the intent was to store an entire disk image, which...
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    All I need to do is run the batch file in the...

    All I need to do is run the batch file in the thread at the original link you sent me to put R:\Setup on the boot menu.

    chkdsk C: /r /v won't run on resident system, only on Windows RE. Running...
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    I changed the dump option to memory dump and...

    I changed the dump option to memory dump and unchecked overstore. I'll reboot after this post.

    I've already done the process that they go through at the link. I used Partition Manager to...
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    OK, I canceled it. I was nursing a hope that the...

    OK, I canceled it. I was nursing a hope that the known fixes would allow it to complete, and that the refresh would fix the odd problems like missing logs and dumps. But, that's a hacking approach,...
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    I have an attempt at a v1803 "update" in progress...

    I have an attempt at a v1803 "update" in progress running off R: without the slash-and-burn. Will it be OK to let it try? Or should I kill it to avoid some problem?
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    The v1803 iso I got today has install.esd on it...

    The v1803 iso I got today has install.esd on it instead of install.wim. I researched the issue and found that the esd file has seven wim files in it; extraction of the proper install.wim file is...
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    From the Settings pages: From the Update and...

    From the Settings pages:
    From the Update and Security pages

    Troubleshoot: All options are "hot"
    Recovery: asks whether you want to uninstall your apps and keep your files, or wipe...
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    In making a Recover partition, I find that the...

    In making a Recover partition, I find that the process recommended by Kari saves an entire partition image, compressed, as install.wmi. That's appropriate for a new installation that has been set up...
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    Installation & Upgrade I was referred here by zbook because my computer...

    I was referred here by zbook because my computer doesn't have a Recovery partition. I read the first page of this thread and modified it a bit for simpler systems like my home computer. It's on a...
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    OK, I understand. I don't have any Acronis...

    OK, I understand. I don't have any Acronis problems, other than the cockpit error of a couple of days ago. I was called away from the computer after clicking "browse for backup files" and, given...
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    My optical drive is a SATA internal drive. I can...

    My optical drive is a SATA internal drive. I can unplug the SATA cable from either the drive or the motherboard. Since the BIOS and OS properly identify it, I don't see why unplugging it would...
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    Hey, I was browsing around and find that my...

    Hey, I was browsing around and find that my NVIDIA GeForce 660 doesn't have the latest driver. The key that started me down this road was the Windows Reliability and Problem History, which...
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    C:\WINDOWS\system32>reagentc /info Windows...

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>reagentc /info
    Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration
    Information:

    Windows RE status: Disabled
    Windows RE location:
    ...
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    It seems that bootrec is available only in the...

    It seems that bootrec is available only in the recovery utility command prompt, where we have been using it up to now. I'll boot into that next adn run /fixmbr, /fixboot, and /rebuildbcd. If I can,...
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