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  1. Yep that is essentially how mine looked originally. I will get some screenshots of mine too. My comment here is in reply to a PM, FYI.
  2. Yes, please, and thank you! I clicked on the wrong link! oops! thanks :-)
  3. It's a long shot, but maybe resetting your Recycle Bins will help? Windows 7: How To Reset the Recycle Bin On Step 2 of Pt. 2: Check your Security Settings before moving onto Step 3 Pt. 2 --> Now you’re ready to work on the Recycle Bin. 1. Select your C:\ drive (if your PC is running more than one OS, select the drive That Windows 7 was installed on). 2. Find $Recycle.Bin. R-click the Recycle Bin > Select Properties > Select the Security Tab > Select Your User Acct and/or Administrators; Confirm that Administrators and if your personal user account is listed that you also have 'Full Control Showing Under Permissions'
  4. Thanks for the heads up. I am a loyal FileZilla user.
  5. Well now we're getting fancy! LOL *bookmarked*
  6. I have a frog too!! Gosh, I've had this guy for about 8 years now. :-D
  7. What OS are you using it on? It says it is compatible up to Win7, but Win8 sometimes has to install software in Win7 compatibility mode so it still might work.
  8. I am beginning to seriously consider the possibility that there is something inherently defective with the computer itself.
  9. I have to admit partitioning, cloning, etc... has been really easy. It only took any hour to clone my OS onto a new HDD and setup. When I used Win7 I also ran a virtual XP OS (30 minute setup), so I tried to setup a virtual 7 OS with Win8 but no dice. I tried Hyper-V and VMWare; next I am going to try using EaseUs. With the virtual being so oddly complicated I can't imagine pulling off a multi-boot, LOL. Thanks for the link! Looks like a lot of good information.
  10. Yeah, I threw in my Win7 HDD and had to switch my BIOS from UEFI to Legacy Mode to access it. The new gremlin partitions are not visible from Disk Management, but they are visible using EASEUS Partition Master. They also showed up on a RogueKiller scan which prompted for a deletion of the additional partitions. I went ahead and posted it on bleepingcomputer because I have no idea what any of it means. The only thing that has changed is that I have been downloading and installing new software from portableapps.com onto my jump drive.
  11. Oh, and the ASUS Bios updates are important updates, but should wait until everything is in fact stable. You can also run the ASUS PC diagnostics tool > Select 'motherboard' from the options list http://support.asus.com/diagnosis/SelfDiagnostic.aspx?SLanguage=en If you do get to the point of flashing your BIOS, I recommend this link in place of the link provided earlier in this thread. http://www.asus.com/support/Download/14/11/CM5571/30/
  12. Sorry, just going to throw in my thoughts really quick. #1 - Address the electrical short-out issue: Unplug the PC and hold down the power button for 30-60 seconds. Then plug-in and restart. #2 - Right click your C-drive and under properties > tools choose scan and check the box to fix errors. Reboot to the start the scan. Do this a total of 3 times (you've already done it at least once). #3 - Repeat #2 with D-drive (probably won't be prompted to reboot though). #4 - Control Panel > Folder Options > View > Check the box to show hidden files and folders #5 - Now access your D-drive to see if your factory recovery files are still in place; if so get a clean copy onto an external hard drive (copy/paste). ** IF recovery files are still in place (not sure since you've been using D drive for personal files) ** #6 - Computer Management > Disc Management > Right click D-drive and select active > Reboot > Follow On Screen Factory Reset Instructions #7 - Done
  13. Absolutely, but it sounds like he's a freelance consultant?
  14. Is anyone here familiar with this new HDD filesystem? I think that Derek has a GPT HDD. So far I've learned that this new filesystem allows for tons of partitions, yet MS still recommends keeping partition limits conservative. It removes the F8 safe mode boot option. Bleeping computer has a good tutorial on the extra steps needed to access Safe Mode now. Bleeping Computer also recommends switching to legacy mode which restores the F8 safe mode functionality which I have tested but need to test again. Currently, I am running GPT UEFI and something that seems odd is that small new system partitions keep magically appearing. I started off by default with 4 partitions and now I'm up to 8 but I am not creating them. I have a partition ghost or something, lol.
  15. I say that if you use a good AntiVirus, a software & hardware firewall, and use a safe browser & safe browsing practices you'll probably be fine. I believe Andavari plans to stick with XP for a few more years as well so he might have some ideas too. Oh, and run CCleaner daily too of course
  16. Just a quick thanks for all of you here and your kindness & generosity in helping others (including me). Anytime I find myself learning something new from the beginning this is always the first place that I think of to come. There are lots of other forums that I use for reference, but never post.
  17. Oh, geez! I have a mile long list of Vista complaints, LOL. Give me XP over Vista any day. Although, for the average user who just stores media and surfs the net it's sufficient I suppose. I'm just a bit of an OS snob, I have always had corporate oem discs until now and it has spoiled me.
  18. Yes, Andavari I know that your parent's Millennium machine seemed to be the exception.
  19. Aha! Now we're on the same page! :-D Good to know about the sfc changes, haven't thought about sfc in quite sometime but it's been showing up a lot on Win 8 forums lately. Msconfig in another one that I hadn't used in years, but has come in handy in some weird situations lately. Vista is just a mess of an OS; about as good as Millennium was, lol.
  20. I have never heard of this tool before, but I'm excited to learn about it. I have already started reading up on it and how it works. I've only used sfc on XP machines, but since it replaces the system files with the original installation system files it requires starting from scratch with MS Updates. What I can't remember is whether or not it touches 3rd party installed software since there are shared files and such. Haven't needed to use it quite some time.
  21. Your launchpad is so nice! Which one is it?
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