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General Discussion / Re: Window 10
« Last post by vindisel on September 09, 2016, 07:24:13 am »
I took my PC to store, they replaced new Intel SSD 240Gb Hard-drive ($70 from Microcenter), installed Win10 cost me $69 :D, . They said they can not save or recovery any data from my old hard-drive. I bought USB hard-drive cable to read the old wasn't show anything on my PC...Is there another way I can recovery my data General?
P/s: I'm not gonna take to lab...cost too much ;)
General Discussion / Re: Window 10
« Last post by General DN 101 on September 08, 2016, 11:18:08 pm »
Hard Drive Recommendations:
Western Digital - Hard Drives (Non-SSD)
WD - Black Drives are Built for Performance and Gaming.
They are extremely reliable. I've had some running for 15+ years.
WD makes other drives, like blue and green (they are cheaper) but have terrible performance.
Blue is designed for people that browse the internet and not much else.
Green is really designed for generalize storage that you don't access 100% of the time like an Operating System Requires.
It's a slower "greener" drive, but can work for a good time, but is not intended for performance an gaming.

SSD - Solid State Hard Drives
Obviously the Samsung is the best in the business right now, but I still heavily rely on Kingston.
Kingston has been the most reliable RAM company for the longest time 20+ years.
SSD's are essentially hard drives comprised of RAM chips... Hence why I believe they are reliable...
I've put this is my ancient laptop and saw a huge improvement:

I put this in my desktop PC: it's been running good...

I run WD - Red Drives in server and they've been pretty good - but again not designed for high end performance like gaming.

Please let me know how else I can help.

General Discussion / Re: Window 10
« Last post by General DN 101 on September 08, 2016, 11:10:50 pm »
Hey Vin,

Sorry I missed this.
Based on what I'm hearing, yes it sounds like your HardDrive is dying, near death or already dead.
Yes, you will need to buy a new hard drive (not a new pc) install the new hard drive and use the dell disks to reinstall the Windows 8/10.
This will only get your PC back up and running.

About your files... It's hard to say if you can recover them... There might be some hope...  Here's what I would do...
Remove the dying/dead hard drive (do not use it.....)
Buy a new hard drive... (I'll get you some recommendations from Amazon).
When you receive the new hard drive, install it and use the dell/hp disks to reinstall the Windows 8/10 operating systems.
Get it all setup and functional again, then we'll work on a time to try to recover the files...
Usually at the ticking state its really bad... Your lucky if you get the most important files, your fortunate if you get the desired files, your extremely grateful if you get everything you want.
General Discussion / Re: Window 10
« Last post by vindisel on September 02, 2016, 12:49:28 am »
I need help on my PC. Last night I turned my PC on, hear some noise like scratching/clicking in hard-drive area about 10 seconds, then my PC displayed message " Hard-disk drive failure. Strike F1 to continue, F2 to run setup utility". SO I did
Click F1 to continue...message on screen "Start PXE over IPv6". and screen frozen with this message. Turned off PC. Then turned on again, message display same
Click F2...saw BOOT order/sequence :
                     1st    internal hhd
                     2nd   usb storage device
                     3rd    usb internal odd device
                     4th    floppy device
                     5th    uefi  IP6 Realtekp......
mixing order around couple times....PC still not on
Then I used CD/DVD came with PC I bought , gave me option to repair, refresh or reinstall WIn8...My PC is running Win10 (tried restore, hope..said the drive is need to unlock). My question is
   1. Is my PC need new hard-drive? Can I save my data from old HD and how to do it?
   2. If I reinstall Win8 from DVD/CD..will all my files disappear forever? Or I can see it
   3. How can I post with picture in this forum? :P
 P/s : Dell Inspiron 660S Intel I3-2130 CPU @3.40 Ghz
Announcements / Re: FastDL Server - Running Again
« Last post by BraveFart on July 09, 2016, 09:35:50 am »
Thanks General...definitely noticed that some of the maps were painstakingly slow to load up.
Announcements / FastDL Server - Running Again
« Last post by General DN 101 on July 09, 2016, 02:08:30 am »
I was unaware the Fast Download Server was not working properly.
I believe I have fixed it and brought it back online.
This should make map changes much quicker for people who need to download the maps.
General Discussion / Re: Window 10
« Last post by vindisel on June 03, 2016, 07:06:20 am »
hello friends,
It has been a week after installed Win 10 for my Laptop. I like it so much and I did to my PC also before FREE download expire on 7/29/16.
It has more functions than regular guy like me need it. I recommend download it if you haven't try it yet...
Thanks guy

General Discussion / Re: Window 10
« Last post by BraveFart on May 28, 2016, 07:32:07 am »
The only way that I'm getting Windows 10 is if I get a new computer...
General Discussion / Re: Window 10
« Last post by General DN 101 on May 27, 2016, 08:24:42 pm »
Yes, I hear the down-grade (Roll-Back) is an option.. Typically 30 days from what I can recall, but there is a way to extend it...
What happens is after 30 days (after upgrading to windows 10, It will simply remove all of your old unnecessary Windows 8.1 OS files...

I've never actually tried the roll-back myself... After using Win 10, I would never go back to 8.1.
I heard millions of complains going from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1...
...but I haven't heard any complaints from people switching from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10.
General Discussion / Re: Window 10
« Last post by vindisel on May 27, 2016, 02:49:43 pm »
I'm old fashion too, but I like it after use. You can try maj.Brave and if you don't like it you can down-grade back to Win8 later.
Am I right General about down-grade? :-[
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