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Old 5th Aug 2019, 15:34
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Originally Posted by RadioSaigon View Post
I NOT miss all That bullshit. Iíve been MacOS/iOS for around 10yrs, after decades from (DOS3.?)of Microsoft mismanagement and various other mainframes prior. I seriously do not miss that nonsense -but thanks for the memories! (I think...) 🤪
Just as well Apple shops don't need a Genius Bar since they never go wrong - where would we be if they did?
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Old 5th Aug 2019, 15:59
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These days the highest probabilities (If a complete shutdown and reboot doesnít fix it ) are

1). Same error every time.
Incorrect driver installed ( sometime by windows update)
Corrupt OS file (which may be listed in the Error message) or found as above with SFC

2). Different errors every time
Power supply, virus, memory (fault or bad contact with socket), disk( fault or bad contacts) ,
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Old 5th Aug 2019, 16:09
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First principle for repair of a BSOD (very rare these days) is to do NOTHING.

Turn it off, unplug it, have a cup of tea, walk the dog or something.
Chances are that it will not recur.

The vast majority of total Windows OS stuffups are from well meaning attempts to tinker with the
OS and or the Registry.

jimjim1's advice is good and will fix many problems.
DO NOT download or use any "We will fix yr PC" programs 'cos they won't.

A recent and tested tested disk image is your best friend (I prefer Macrium)
Problems persist? Just restore the latest image.
A 4GB drive will hold a lot of compressed images and cheap at the price.

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Old 6th Aug 2019, 18:42
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Originally Posted by Mac the Knife View Post
A 4GB drive will hold a lot of compressed images and cheap at the price.
I am having some trouble location a cheap 4GB drive that will hold a lot of compressed images.

Can you suggest a link?


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Old 7th Aug 2019, 00:09
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Perhaps we should be looking at a 4TB drive. I guess it depends on where you are and how you wish to shop . Google for what are looking for - it will probably offer thousands of offers valid for your own location. On line, Amazon seem as good as any for price and are somewhat universal in terms of location. ($160 AU).

Probably best to seek out one with USB3 capability - if not for your present equipment, certainly for the future.
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Old 7th Aug 2019, 06:04
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It can take quite a while to back up 4TB of data!
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Old 11th Aug 2019, 19:59
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Ooooops! Of course I mean 4TB
The first backup takes a long time but after that it is much faster (it only records the differences)
I use a Grandfather, Father, Son backup hierarchy which takes a fractionally more time, but is safer and much faster to restore.

Anyone here using ZFS at home?

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Old 19th Aug 2019, 21:09
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I am using a Acer laptop running on win 10 .Its a backup for my main and does not have any downloads on it!Started about 18 months ago but is now almost every day or hour.Tried a few suggestions on here but to no avail!
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Old 20th Aug 2019, 10:18
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Originally Posted by oldpax View Post
I am using a Acer laptop running on win 10 .Its a backup for my main and does not have any downloads on it!Started about 18 months ago but is now almost every day or hour.Tried a few suggestions on here but to no avail!
Reinstall Windows 10 completely, then copy over your files for backing up.
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Old 23rd Aug 2019, 08:24
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Originally Posted by Procrastinus View Post
Reinstall Windows 10 completely, then copy over your files for backing up.
Isn't there another ways?When it comes to reinstalling Windows 10,it makes me think this is the last resort.

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Old 23rd Aug 2019, 10:17
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It does not take long.
Just think of it as changing bed sheets - clean and fresh when you first get in again!!
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