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  1. Re: Second SATA drive showing in BIOS but not in XP Pro disc management

    It does have SP3 installed so that's good.
    Which cloning software has the facility to boot from it? I'm not familiar with cloning - never done it.

    When you say to create a 1TB partition - do you...
  2. Second SATA drive showing in BIOS but not in XP Pro disc management

    My wife's PC has been running Win XP Pro fully updated on a 1TB SATA drive for the last 10yrs or so. Recently S.M.A.R.T. has notified that the drive has turned BAD.
    So we bought a new 2T SATA WD...
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    Is anyone familiar with INSCRIBE ??

    We have INSCRIBE loaded onto an XP PC that uses a plotter to create beautiful calligraphy on forms, certificates & many other printed items.
    It's not & never connected to the internet - hasn't been...
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    Re: Windows Update won't work on Win7 Pro Laptop

    I was thinking that maybe the software would run without crashing the PC this time & come up with a 'connect to...?' request?
    It's probably the best we can do at present without the projector...
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    Re: Windows Update won't work on Win7 Pro Laptop

    As I said, the projector is 15 miles away & not available to connect to.... however, I guess we can run the software & see what happens?
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    Re: Windows Update won't work on Win7 Pro Laptop

    Well done Speedy. What do I owe you?

    Hopefully now it'll run the projector with powerpoint - that's what i bought it for.
    I haven't got the projector here so can't check the connection.
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    Re: Windows Update won't work on Win7 Pro Laptop

    OK, I've been to the HP website & joined up.
    Then I've downloaded the latest Video Graphics driver & installed.
    Found that the original install was 16.10.13 via systeminfo.

    After updating the...
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    Re: Windows Update won't work on Win7 Pro Laptop

    OK Speedy.... will work on that next.

    It completed the comprehensive HDD test OK & passed. Updated the BIOS on bootup (set that up in the BIOS).
    Checked the system Info. & found it's warranty...
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    Re: Windows Update won't work on Win7 Pro Laptop

    Yes, that's what it keeps saying. But it's connected to our Wi Fi & I can go online anywhere & download whatever.
    So I thought I'd remove Comodo & disable windows firewall - no difference.
    Still...
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    Re: Windows Update won't work on Win7 Pro Laptop

    I can't find a recovery partition or any link in Maintenance either.
    I have made a Recovery / Boot CD. Tried using it to see if I could reload the OS - only had repair or replace with image (which...
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    Re: Windows Update won't work on Win7 Pro Laptop

    OK, presumming that the OS is on a seperate partition on the HDD..... what's the easiest way to reinstall?
    Should I Format C before I reinstall?
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    Re: Windows Update won't work on Win7 Pro Laptop

    OK, good idea. I'll give that a try. Thanks.
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    Re: Windows Update won't work on Win7 Pro Laptop

    OK, I've just tried those two Microsoft links on the Laptop - 404 error - page not found! I've made the homepage the NZHerald & that works fine.

    I'm going to try the keyfinder & see what that...
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    Windows Update won't work on Win7 Pro Laptop

    I bought this Laptop on TradeMe: http://www.trademe.co.nz/a.asp?id=752939074.
    It was bought to run powerpoint to a projector in a hall.
    We installed Power Point Reader as it doesn't have Office....
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    Re: battery issue ???

    Hi everyone.
    Just to let you know that I've fixed the problem.
    I went into msconfig & found that it was set on 'SELECTIVE STARTUP'.
    Once I'd changed it back to 'NORMAL STARTUP' - then I could see...
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    Re: Wireless internet setup with XP Pro

    Visitors have arrived - I'll have to continue with this tomorrow evening. Many thanks everyone.
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    Re: Wireless internet setup with XP Pro

    It has a telecom wireless 'golfball' adapter - used to work perfectly with another wieless network. I've reloaded the software (after completely unstalling it).
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    Re: Wireless internet setup with XP Pro

    Yes, the wireless adapter is there & it's working properly.
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    Re: Wireless internet setup with XP Pro

    No, it doesn't appear on the wireless networks - which is really odd as the laptop & desktops around it are all connected to the wireless network! Thanks for the offer of checking it out - I don't...
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    Re: Wireless internet setup with XP Pro

    I didn't check if it has SP3 - will do so now & load it up if it hasn't. Many thanks.
    Don't know if that'll sort it - it has been able to see & connect to a wireless network in the past - however,...
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    Re: Wireless internet setup with XP Pro

    My grandmothers PC is a desktop - I just brough the box home & plugged in a spare keybd, mse & screen. Is there likely to be a switch on a desktop? I agree that that does sound like the problem. I'll...
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    Wireless internet setup with XP Pro

    I'm working on my grandmothers PC that runs XP Pro.
    I've been trying to get it to 'see' the wireless network in my home.
    I have a laptop & desktops that are connected to the wireless network - but...
  23. Re: This PC keeps just powering off. No warning. Done it since new 6yrs ago.

    Summary
    Operating System
    MS Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3CPU
    Intel Celeron 331Prescott 90nm TechnologyRAM
    3.50 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 199MHz (5-4-4-12)Motherboard
    Gigabyte Technology Co.,...
  24. Re: This PC keeps just powering off. No warning. Done it since new 6yrs ago.

    Many thanks to all for their input on this issue.

    Yes, it's been a 'pain' of an problem to deal with - especially when it shuts down when I'm in a hurry to get something done before I rush out the...
  25. This PC keeps just powering off. No warning. Done it since new 6yrs ago.

    This PC was built for me by a TradeMe trader some 6 yrs ago. Ever since I loaded the OS it's had this problem I can't seem to solve.
    It just turns off. No warning at all. Does it randomly too. Last...
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