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  1. Thanks. And it might help, who knows? I'm doing exceptional well this time. Should be back on my "feet" anytime now. Merry Christmas to you and family.
  2. Nice talk, thank you. My reward for the service in the Military is that I came home. Not exactly like I wanted. A lot of guys didn't.
  3. Can do that! I can even drag myself to the Pi**er, hold on to the Sink Cabinet, pull myself to Pot! How about that? Hopefully this is not going to last to long. Had this problem many times in the last years. Something the Military gave me!
  4. Don't know at the moment. The Friend kept it to try to see if he could bring it alive! When I get it back (?) I'll send you the info.
  5. I'm almost ashamed to post on this forum because I don't think I deserve all the attention I getting over my problem. What a group of people you are. Update on this BS: My Son came home earlier than I expected because of the expected bad weather over the weekend. He went through all this with me, took the drives out, then took them to a friend of his that knows a lot about PCs. He hooked both drives up to a PC and the SSD was a wreck, couldn't even reformat it. He said it showed bad sectors. The other drive was reformatted and a disk was used at his place to put Vista back on it. Did all the updates (which was 201 after SP1 and 2) and Son then brought the drive back, put into my unit and I have things back to normal. Not going for the SSD again. They are expensive and maybe not yet developed as much as they can be. The Fixer said he thought the SSD died while the restore was going on and that was the problem. Again I say, you are the best group of people. I thank each and everyone of you for your time and suggestions Now, if one of you would suggest how I can get my legs to work again.................! The Doctors are working on it. But, suggestions are welcome!
  6. Sir, how would I get Ubuntu into the PC that won't start up? I can't get it accept my Restore Disk. So, I could download it from Grouch's Laptop, put it on a Flash Drive, or DVD, but then would be deadlocked because it will not start up to run a Disc or Flash drive. DBAN - I'm not familiar with that. But wouldn't it be the same thing as it would need a PC that would start on it's own or Disc or Flash or a Backup on a SSD? I think the PC is constipated with to much data as it crapped out when I tried to run a Backup from the SSD. And by the way, the SSD has problems also as it quit working during the Backup attempt. I can't get any data to show on it. I do thank you for the suggetions. I recovering from some serious medical procedures and can only use the Laptop. Not able to set in a chair at this time. Am trying real hard to recover for the Christmas Hoilday.
  7. Maybe you missed something posted earlier. The PC will not restart, neither Safe Mode or normal. Nothing happens, tries to start up but never gets there. Will bring up menu for Safe Mode but will not start there. It's a dead animal! Have been out for medical reasons since my last post. Am home now, using Grouch's Laptop to post. Trying to get ready for Holidays. Grouch is cooking, bitching, and complaining about anything. I'm trying really hard to get myself in order to be a good Host to my children and grandchildren. Therefore the PC is not getting any attention. There is no personal information on the drive that I will miss. Only the restore function as a Partition to C drive that lets me restore in a short time. But I can't access that because the PC will never start. I've got some great idea from Posters and really appreciate them but can't use them as the PC will never get to anything. Just a window stating something like, "Please Wait while your Computer is loading" or something similar to that. Have waited up to 2 hours. When and if I am able to get around again will do a restore with a disk I have. If Hazelnut reads this post, this is for her: Easy on the balloon blowing. May not be necessary. Thank you for the suggestion.
  8. Corona is certainly right concerning the particular area. The temperature can get very low but the absence of moisture in the upper air flow is so low that Snow and Rain are almost nill during the cold months of Winter. As a kid I do remember a period of time, no memory of what year, but we had rain, sleet, and then very cold temps of the -F and it started snowing. Snowed for a week. No auto travel could be made. The Farmers near by got their Tractors out and went from farm to farm, house to house taking emergency orders for fuel or food. There was a small community several miles from us that had a good stock of food and fuel. Most families were prepared, just in case.
  9. Dennis, hoping for you on the weather. Now for Kroozer. I've been to your state, Jan-Apr and I'm sure there are really nice places. Colorado Springs was not one of them during those months when I was there. Some day when I grow old, going to take a short trip up there. Not to far from NW Texas. I can be positive in saying it will be in the Summer...............
  10. I'm the one that needs a blanket. This doesn't happen in the part of the State. Well, sometime it does and it did early this month. May not look like much to you that are familiar with snow and ice storms. Here it is very unusual. Sorry about the double post of attachment. My excuse, Old!
  11. Thank you Dennis. I intend to do my best. We are having weather here that is unusual for this part of the state. It's keeping me inside and I'm really bored but will make it. Sure enjoy reading everyone's Posts. Dont' always know what's going on but still enjoy. Merry Christmas to you.
  12. The first time I kept my eyes close most of the time, especially when he was in my heart with the wire thing. This has happened several times over the years. I fall a lot and bump into things. If I happen to hit one of the places where there is a Stint it can easily be mashed flat or nearly flat. I try to be careful but being an old fool like I am, it's not always easy to be careful enough. Feeling great today. Up and out of bed tomorrow. Enjoyed your post.
  13. Surely there is a big winded person on the Forum rather than I that could take just a few puffs to get them all. Find him/her and ask a simple question, catch the answer in the balloons! Hazelnut: My Medical check didn't go to well. Have a Stent in right leg that is crushed and causing a slow blood flow. Not a big problem just hate to have it opened. They put a small catheter in the left upper arm, run a small wire with a type of balloon (not the big kind we are talking about) and when they get to the Stent a small puff of air goes and the Stent again opens. The Doctor asks if I want to watch on a Monitor. I do but each time after I think, "not going to that again" but I do. Interesting to watch something going up my left arm, passing into my Heart then out again thru the Aorta down to the lower Right Leg. What Doctors can do today is amazing. Supposed to have two days of bed time just to be safe. But I just had to answer about the balloons that Corona mentioned, and you asked about the Medical stuff. I'm in bed with a laptop, borrowed from Grouch and it's difficult for me as I'm a first time user with one. I'll be back with my problem in a day or so. Thank all of you again for the help and information sent.
  14. Ma'am I tried that and things that and all he things that Andvari suggested. That didn't help as it will not do as I hoped it would. So old smart me?decided to go back to square one and do something else. So I did a restore back to where I was just after he Ghost. Once done, the world exploded inside Hy PC. Current is won't : Start; Safe Mode: with a recovery disk in the CD; or will it start with a Repair d*** that came with the Unit. In summary it just won't!!!!! I having to have some Medical work out of the area today and possible tomorrow. Will report back on how much noise the PC made when it fell at the Dump or how well my new One runs. Thank you Hazelnut, you are a very generous person with you time and advise. Mudd
  15. I've downloaded the files and will try Tuesday. I've had it today. Been at this for hours. Medical stuff tomorrow. If this doesn't work, back to reformatting. Thanks for the information.
  16. I did finally get this to work as Super Administrator or whatever it's called but had no affect on what I'm trying to do. So I quit on correcting what mistakes I did. Back to the old reformat and NO saving programs. I can add them. Thanks alot for the help. Keep blowing those balloons.
  17. This item was the closest thing that worked. It actually showed the progress line going across. It went so far and got the System Files, try skip then retry and it just finally stop working. Logged off you might say. I did loose about 5.5GB on this try. Went from 30 to 20 trying other things then from 20 to 14.5MB on your suggestion. It just won't go any more. Was able to move the folder to the desktop, renamed it Horses Potoot, tried to delete it, tried to drag to Recycle Bin, nothing worked. So back to my old reformat again. This time no saving program files, just get the old Factory Restore. I keep all the thing I install on a 16GB Flash drive so no problem there. All I have to do this winter is watch the sand blow by the window so have plenty of time. Again, thanks to all. I've tried to answer each post. If I missed you, my mistake.
  18. Everything except "drag or delete file to recycle bin" which I will do now. If it works, I'll come back with a big Yahoo.
  19. I think this is getting to be over my head! I'll followed the instruction on the page you sent link to. I've only one account now, it's Mudd as administrator. I go to the bad SSD right click, nothing. I go to the Backup File, right click, not Administrator line. The only time I've seen Administrator line is when there is a program to install and it appears there. I'll keep reading over and over and see if I can get it into my head. Thanks again
  20. Have another PC but this thing plugs into a slot not a USB that plugs into a regular USB slot. It has one but also has a Power Plug. I've tried to slave a USB cord to it but with no power it doesn't run.
  21. Will have to try something else, this wouldn't work. Window came up saying "Cannot find handle." Will look at the other versions posted. Thanks all.
  22. No progress at all. Have tried all suggested by Hazelnut, Nodles, and Kroozer. I think the solution to the Backup Folder with the Backup made originally would be to reformat again and not save my software, just a Factory Restore. Put all my software in after. The SSD, well I don't know what to do about it as it will not format. After trying Kroozer's suggestion I tried again and got a message "Window cannot Format this Drive." Is there a program out there somewhere that allows one to completely delete the data on a drive? I might try that to get my SSD back. Thanks to everyone.
  23. I tried the SAFE MODE just now and no luck on the deletion of the Folder in C that has the backup. Also in SM I got the following, "Window could not Format the Drive." same as in regular mode. I did unplug the drive restarted the PC, turned it off and replugged the drive. No change. I'm talking about the SSD. Don't have cables, however one partition on the SSD works just fine, the large partition does not. It was not partitioned until the CLONE happened. Wish I had never heard the work CLONE! Now going to try Kroozer's suggestion. Thanks for the post.
  24. No, I just select the folder and then select DELETE. No smart enough to got to Disk Management.
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