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General Discussion Area / Re: Partition editor
« on: 04 November 2019, 22:42:03 »
Depends what the files are.  The volume name means nothing (though implies its the most unreliable brand out there) ;)

As they are on the D drive on their own, I assumed they are system files.  :-\

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General Discussion Area / Re: Partition editor
« on: 04 November 2019, 19:01:01 »
Windows can do it itself (certainly Pro, would need to check Home)

Back up D:
Delete D:
Extended C: from the inbuilt disk management tool
Recreate D if required (who is daft enough in this day and age to split a drive?)
Restore files

The reason I have not tried this is that the D drive volume is ACERDATA. I have backed these files up externally however, so is it OK to put them in the C drive, then delete the D. :-\

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General Discussion Area / Re: Partition editor
« on: 04 November 2019, 16:21:33 »
I need to move unallocated space on my laptop D drive to allow me to extend my c drive. Can anyone recommend a good freeware partition editor?  :y

For which OS? (IIRC you were trialling Linux recently - gparted should work just fine there and it's installed by default in most distros)
Sorry, i omitted it is Win7 :y
Not got around to using Linux properly, just to extract files from non-booting PC to my limited space laptop. I have extra space on the laptop D drive which was FAT 32 & converted to NTFS, but i have to move its unallocated space before i can use it for the C drive. I hope that makes sense. :y

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General Discussion Area / Partition editor
« on: 03 November 2019, 19:13:27 »
I need to move unallocated space on my laptop D drive to allow me to extend my c drive. Can anyone recommend a good freeware partition editor?  :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: New breaker. Tunniee
« on: 03 November 2019, 07:13:30 »
James would fix it.  :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: PC failure
« on: 27 October 2019, 09:49:02 »
Thanks Jimbob & Kevin, I'llhave a go after the match.  :y :y :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: PC failure
« on: 26 October 2019, 18:53:12 »
Just slap another hard drive in it, re-install windows, then read and transfer files from the old drive over to the new install.
the old drive could be failing  :-\

Thks Dave, but having already transferred everything to the laptop using Linux, the data files are ‘unavailable’ or corrupted, so I would expect the same would happen to them if I transfer them to another hard drive.  :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Windows 7
« on: 26 October 2019, 17:04:48 »
I've been useing Deepin Linux for a few years now. It's a carbon copy essentially of Windows 7. Couldn't be more impressed. Based on Debian, not ubuntu.




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I am using Debian to try to recover my files after PC failure. (See my PC failure post)

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General Discussion Area / PC failure
« on: 26 October 2019, 16:19:45 »
Pursuant to trying Linux, before trying it, I attempted to replace last months backup on my external backup drive. As the Ashampoo backup was still chuntering away and going nowhere after 12 hours, I re-booted the computer, or tried to. The PC failed to re-boot and indicated boot failure.
 Long story short, after many attempts using various methods including my original rescue disc, Win 7 and Win 10 installation files, etc. etc. We decided that the drive needs re-formatting and then re-install programs.
Those of you still engaged will have noticed the flaw in this plan, yep, I lose all my data.
So, using a Linux disc, I have been able to locate all the files on the PC and transfer them to a 1TB drive, and, after much googling, have actually managed to transfer my Email programme, Thunderbird, with all its data and address books to a laptop where it is running OK
However, I am still unable to establish, or convert, which are the Linux files containing my Softmaker/Textmaker text files, or my Firefox Bookmarks. I can find individual .docx files, but have no idea how to transfer these into Textmaker now running on my laptop. I am unable to reformat the PC until sure that I have all my data.
Unfortunately my go to Linux guy is undergoing treatment for cancer and is unable to help at present. 
Any helpful suggestions from you IT whizz kids would be gratefully received.  :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Just watching 'Click' on BBC news.
« on: 12 October 2019, 19:09:32 »
No Dyson electric cars. They pulled out. I wonder iff too many fiddly bits of plastic broke ;D

Ahh, you've been caught also. >:(

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General Discussion Area / Re: Multi meter
« on: 11 October 2019, 18:52:58 »
For any interested, these do have Auto shut-off: https://cpc.farnell.com/tenma/72-10390a/dmm-handheld-manual-3-5digit/dp/IN07410

Ignore the above, this was based on a reply from Farnell Technical Dept. Having bought the unit based on this, I am annoyed to find that it does not have Auto Power Off. >:(
Is age making you that forgetful to turn it off when finished ;D

(sorry, couldn't resist that)

Nope, I was quite capable of forgetting it when I was your age. ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Multi meter
« on: 11 October 2019, 15:11:14 »
For any interested, these do have Auto shut-off: https://cpc.farnell.com/tenma/72-10390a/dmm-handheld-manual-3-5digit/dp/IN07410

Ignore the above, this was based on a reply from Farnell Technical Dept. Having bought the unit based on this, I am annoyed to find that it does not have Auto Power Off. >:(

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General Discussion Area / Re: Windows 7
« on: 11 October 2019, 13:24:14 »
If you're not using Windows, you can blow it away.

If you like Windoze, you can still upgrade it to Windows 10 for free - assuming the hardware can hold it.


Linux is my day job nowadays, since the demise of real, reliable Unix.  Its fair to say, whilst I'm comfortable with it, and Redhat Certified, I sure as hell wouldn't use it as a desktop myself.

Hmmm, the two friends who recommended it are not IT experts, well one is a professional so I suppose he is very competent. The other is just an interested amateur, and both happily use their version of Linux as desktop systems.  :-\
(Assuming you have good backups of all your stuff) There is no harm in trying it :).  You may take to it like a duck to water, especially if all you do is use a web browser :).

But just before you blow away your Win7 system, get your free Win10 licence for it by doing the upgrade. Then you have a supported, licenced path back to Windows should Linux not work out for you :)

PM me direct if you need clarification.

Thanks Jaime. :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Windows 7
« on: 10 October 2019, 19:09:11 »
If you're not using Windows, you can blow it away.

If you like Windoze, you can still upgrade it to Windows 10 for free - assuming the hardware can hold it.


Linux is my day job nowadays, since the demise of real, reliable Unix.  Its fair to say, whilst I'm comfortable with it, and Redhat Certified, I sure as hell wouldn't use it as a desktop myself.

Hmmm, the two friends who recommended it are not IT experts, well one is a professional so I suppose he is very competent. The other is just an interested amateur, and both happily use their version of Linux as desktop systems.  :-\

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