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    BIOS Problem

    Hi Mucks and Triplexdred Have reset the bios and the WD2599AAKS SATA drive is now accesible. Installed W7 on this and all seemed OK but then got BSODs. Changed this drive for a 60GB OCZ SSD drive and all seems ok. Will attempt to format the WD drive to see what happens. Thanks for your help -...
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    BIOS Problem

    Hello Mucks and Triplexdred Thanks for your replies - trying everything you have suggested and will report back -think I may have messed this up big time. Kind Regards peahouse05
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    BIOS Problem

    Hi Mucks Just have SATA connected but all drives in BIOS are in brackets so when I boot I get Reboot and Select proper Boot device Thanks peahouse05
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    BIOS Problem

    Hello All Have not been around for a while due to work and other things, could do with some help with my Asus PC. The motherboard is M4N68T-M-LE-V2 with a Western Digital SATA 250 Gb HD and 4Gb RAM. Was trying to format a SATA HD for my niece which was not booting Windows 7 when the PC crashed...
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    Birthday Greetings Peahouse

    Hi All Thanks for all the birthday greetings - had a lovely day with family and friends. Cheers peahouse05:
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    Windows XP Why keep XP?

    Hello Quodophile Thanks - I have Linux Mint on an OCR SSD drive and from what I remember (very difficult these days) will work on any machine with none of the restrictive Microsoft crap. I will look into the email systems previously suggested and try them on an old Sony laptop with a terrible...
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    Windows XP Why keep XP?

    Thanks for that- very interesting Will continue to use it until it fails - XP or OE or both - when I joined PC Review I described myself as extremely tight - nothing has changed. I have three copies of XP and will work them to the end. Cheers peahouse05
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    Windows XP Why keep XP?

    Thanks for the replies I have Windows7 and 8 on other machines so it's just a personal preference for Outlook Express - wife and daughter both use webmail. Can I ask who 'owns' Outlook Express and why was it ditched by Microsoft? Cheers peahouse05
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    Windows XP Why keep XP?

    Thanks for the replies I will certainly look at the choices you have suggested Cheers peahouse05
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    Windows XP Why keep XP?

    Hello All Have not posted in a while but I see that XP is not to be supported much longer. I have it on a laptop for only one reason, that is to be able to use Outlook Express for email and therefore avoiding all the adverts surrounding webmail. I understand that there will eventually be no...
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    It's Peahouse05's Birthday!

    Hello All Thanks for all the best wishes - sorry not to reply on the day as my wife was having day surgery on her knee at Barnstaple Hospital some 38 miles away from Bude. Returned late evening and both exhausted but all is well. Have not been logging on lately due to taking on too much private...
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    It's Peahouse05's Birthday!

    Thanks to all 65 today so I get some back - still doing 51/2 hours per day private hire driving with autistic kids but maybe permanent retirement next year. Kind regards peahouse05:thumb:
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    No NTFS partition

    Hi Abarbarian Many thanks for your replies. Found the reason why my downlaoded GParted burnt to DVD did not work was that the SATA data plug to the DVD ROM drive was at a slight angle to the connector. When I reseated the plug I had a bootable GParted disk. Now have a NTFS partition on 500GB HDD...
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    No NTFS partition

    Thanks Abarbarian Have tried a clean install XP on the drive but 'Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed on your computer'. I think this is my big mistake in allowing Linux Mint to take over the whole drive so there is no Windows boot sector. I have a spare XP licence and will now...
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    No NTFS partition

    Hello All Installed Linux Mint 12 on my Christmas present - 500GB Sata 2.5" HDD but had intended to dual boot with XP so I could still use Outlook Express, unfortunately well in wine on Boxing Day I allowed it to occupy the whole volume so I do not have a NTFS partition on which to install XP...
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