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Feb
17
comment Boot disk not found - can this be a software issue?
Not 100% definitive, but I replaced the hard disk with a new SSD (nice that they're so cheap now), and it's been working fine for a couple days (knock on wood). So I'm leaning toward a bad disk.
Feb
17
comment Boot disk not found - can this be a software issue?
Not 100% definitive, but I replaced the hard disk with a new SSD (nice that they're so cheap now), and it's been working fine for a couple days (knock on wood). So I'm leaning toward a bad disk.
Feb
17
accepted Boot disk not found - can this be a software issue?
Feb
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Feb
13
comment Boot disk not found - can this be a software issue?
Thank you. I don't remember if the sata cable was replaceable, but if so, I'll give that a try. Reinstalling Windows is on my list too although I really doubt that's it. It's been dusted, so I don't think it's dirty. If it was a straight up bios problem, it would be consistent, right? The bios settings do persist. My next step is to get a new disk, since I actually don't know what I did with the old one (it's been awhile since I did this). We'll see whet happens.
Feb
13
comment Boot disk not found - can this be a software issue?
@TomYan Thanks, I'll take a look for that. This is a replacement drive. There's not room for a second disk.
Feb
12
comment Boot disk not found - can this be a software issue?
Can you explain how the OS can prevent the BIOS from recognizing a hard disk?
Feb
12
comment Boot disk not found - can this be a software issue?
@Yorik That was exactly my argument, but I really know nothing at all about how BIOS works, so I don't know if it's possible for the OS to somehow screw with the boot process. I doubt it, but these guys get paid to do this, and I'm not a hardware guy.
Feb
12
asked Boot disk not found - can this be a software issue?
Jul
29
answered Reduce text size on Windows 8.1 tablet
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asked Reduce text size on Windows 8.1 tablet
May
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May
19
revised Keep laptop in hot car indefinitely
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May
19
asked Keep laptop in hot car indefinitely
Feb
19
comment How to calculate bandwidth usage for RDP
@STTR Thanks, I saw that - it's part of why I want to measure myself - there's a huge range of data there, and I couldn't tell you off the top of my head what percentage of my time is "scrolling", or what the difference between a regular and executive PowerPoint is. Plus both docs are pretty old, so who knows how reliable this is with today's operating systems.
Feb
19
comment How to calculate bandwidth usage for RDP
@Ramhound Any recommendations? I'm not getting a warm and fuzzy feeling from the websites I'm seeing.
Feb
19
asked How to calculate bandwidth usage for RDP
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Apr
11
comment 7-Zip not working from the DOS prompt or command line?
Half right - definitely need the path variable, or to be in that directory, or to use the fully qualified path of 7z.exe, but with Windows, you do not need to include the extension on exe files.