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  • The windows update today from MS popped in one for Toshiba ACPI update. Seems to finally be doing a little better. I will let ya know later today or in the morning if this fixed it. I have no idea if it was really overheating exactly but the exha…
  • ^^^ No I said it will START immediately so its not a virus/spyware etc. It does this consistently and continues never getting better or worse freaking ever. Sometimes it will go 3 to 5 hours. Sometimes it will do this within 10 minutes of power…
  • (Quote) Nah I just swapped a 250 gb for the 130 gb a week ago. Still doing it. I cant believe I swapped in another bad drive thats going out. The odds would be very high. Same symptoms with both drives and a fresh installs of windows 7 and window…
  • Didnt really see options to that effect. Or maybe I misunderstood them. Under cpu cooling I changed it from passive to active both on battery and plug in. Lets see if that helps. Weird that I can see immediate and I mean IMMEDIATE difference in th…
  • Boy was this ever a BLAST FROM THE PAST! rotflmao. Hi Guys Tex
  • (Quote) your avatar would like awesome with black sunglasses and a blues brothers hat actually prime. (wink) Tex
  • (Quote) lol and actually I got an email from icrontic YESTERDAY saying this thread had a new reply., so I checked in for fun just to see who if anyone I knew was still hanging around. Uhhh Hi Prime! (grin) (Quote) I just logged in and replied t…
  • The advice is in the thread basically. You just need data recovery software to recover any files not written over. A quick format does not destroy the data on the disk surface itself that long a full format would.
  • 7 years huh? Seem's like only yesterday Tex
  • Just read this. Anyone know if this is true? Plenty of Fish has most hookups AVancouver non-franchise dating service - Plenty of Fish - is the world's most visited Internet site, according to Internet media metrics giant ComScore Inc. . According…
  • he isn't making money from the forums.... (lmao) I think it's more that he is making money despite them. Tex
  • (Quote) I don't get a penny. You do it for the forums and people just as I did here before. I loved these forums and all of you. Tex
  • my dating site is plentyoffish.com. We call it POF. Largest free dating site in the world by far. Bigger they say then cupid, match, eharmony etc.. combined. And by being free of course we get more problems... there are tons of pof hate sites. …
  • I am sure you can google for it if you want to post....
  • I just read this... http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/plentyoffish_one_billion.php 1.2 BILLION page views a month. 500,000 unique member logins a day. 30 grand a day from adsense. Tex
  • (Quote) Actually I had actively been posting there for 3 years and he was just a forum friend like you and many others on this forum. If you think about it I really didn't do it just for him. I did it for the forums itself and all my many friends …
  • (Quote) Because I was a friend of another mod. One had recently left the site leaving only him. His mother died and he had no time to moderate and the forum was quickly turning into a free for all shambles. Tex
  • shorty this is also on the strictest forum I have ever seen. They literaly have a mission statement regarding the purpose of the forums and forbid redundant threads. Meaning your supposed to search and always add your question onto an older thread…
  • Karate said he was going out of town for a week but I could help his momma. I guess I scared her off? (wink) Gee wasnt the first time... LOL Tex
  • (Quote) If you have free space on another partition on that drive you can just change the size of the partition not reinstall everything. You probably talked to a Dell numbnuts in India. Come here for real advice. They gave you a LONG painful so…
  • He said GB and I assumed he meant 1 TB. I agree A server OS and exchange wont fit well on a GB (long sigh...) Tex
  • You want what kind of help? Picking out another drive? Installing it? You provided almost no info really. Is this a company? Is that c: drive a raid array now? Most companies would have at least a RAID-5 array for that type of data. You want …
  • http://icrontic.com/forum/showthread.php?t=46146 Cowboy
  • OK I got your PM. Yes I will help you or your momma. You have my home email and cell phone. Just let me know which way you want to go to proceed. I offered to recover the data for you for free and send you a DVD/CD if your going to get a new com…
  • You should be able to boot off the XP upgrade disk. You dont have to usually click start run etc... PM me here if you need help. I work today but can maybe even call ya tonight and try and walk ya through this mess if they dont get you fixed toda…
  • its not showing an array available for that raid-5 array bud. Yes your correct if you create a new array your cooked. You need professional help to salvage that array. Salvaging data from a raid-5 array is not like a single drive. No level of ra…
  • (Quote) The post does not address the title as to why you cant reformat. You reformat off the XP cd. You do not need any extra tools etc.. The manufacturerer of that hard drive has tools to low level it and also mark the bad sectors etc... But …
  • Ok so my opinion so far is this is really Vista sp2. This is what vista was supposed to be and they couldnt make the time line deadlines. They cut a lot of crap out of vista to get it out the door but win 7 is really just Vista with all the crap i…
  • (Quote) Your problem without spending tens of thousands of dollars is recovering that array. Its not trying to recover the drives. They appear alive. But recreating that raid-5 array into working data is not an easy task. There is software that…
  • what is wrong with the array? Your pics dont tell me anything inside that raid bios. I need to know WHY that array failed. As I said I said I have setup hundreds of arrays on that controller. You lucked out and actually have some one helping you …
  • You cant boot from a software raid array XP. Can you just image the data off using acronis or nortons etc... Then reapply it to your raid array? I bet you see very little if any speed improvement on a raid-1 array using a onboard controller with…
  • (Quote) You know I have tuned disk subsystems for many years professionaly. Used more raid controllers then I can list here... Not these toy controllers in MB's but high end disk subsystems. And never ever once saw one that can convert an existi…
  • (Quote) Quit playing with raid and backup your data. The performance of a raid-5 array even with modern high performance drives on most low end controllers is very similiar to using a PC from 15 years ago. Even with a controller with a lot of ca…
  • (Quote) Curious as to how its far better then Vista? Everything I see says its Vista and not much more. How in a few hours can you tell its far better then Vista? I am posting from a Vista box but the things I think are better about Vista over …
  • still around... (wink)
  • (Quote) I was mending barbed wire fences and chasing horses 7 weeks ago in the Rocky mountains I bailed right before the serious snow hit. I am in Riverside California waiting for another computer contract job to hit. Had a friend here that sai…
  • I never see what controller your running. I have done a LOT of work with the dell perc raid controllers. If you lost 2 of the three drives in a raid 5 your pretty screwed. Can you be more exact on how or what failed? No backup of this data in a …
  • Ok anyplace else to get this thing now? Tex
  • Thanks guys. Looks like I am set
  • BEFORE... meant a few years ago. That was not incorrect. It was said in the past tense. Thats what BEFORE means. (long sigh...) I am thrilled about the new form factor! Still curious what a 256 gb SSD would cost that would put it into a LAPTOP…
  • Sorry I had never seen a 2.5 SSD. I had messed with quite a few before but all were 5.25 scsi interface. I had seen some before that 5.25 IDE but I had never see any 2.5 SSD's. Most I had seen used regular production ram to populate the drive. …
  • Sorry guys.. random access wont be that bad... Price I'm afraid is.. who cares about power consumption really for a SSD drive? To be on a laptop they would be external with their own powersupply anyway.
  • Wish they had mentioned the target price range
  • (Quote) One quick snow but melted same day. Been in low 70's I was chopping wood yesterday with no shirt and had a picnic with a gal Saturday. colder and rainy this afternoon. But better supposedly again on wednesday Cheers Tex
  • (Quote) Left Dallas/Ft. Worth last saturday and I'm back in the mountains in Colorado doing Cowboy work actually. LOL Repairing fences, mending a barn and caring for horses. LOL Good Luck Cowboy
  • do you have a raid controller onboard? You only need dynamic if you dont as windows can do raid-1 internally with dynamic disks. Dont do that use the controller and I bet you would of been ok
  • there are scores of forum posts with folks having probs with raid-1 and vista online when you google. I didnt sort it out by your chipset and driver version etc... But try and google for it and see what ya find. I am sorry I didnt want to spend h…
  • try and google its your friend. Apparently Vista CURRENTLY is having probs with raid-1 drives. Some has to do with drfiver versions it seems. Some do not! Unhook one drive from that array and see if your data is OK. It should be.
  • Uhhh why is it seen as a dynamic drive? You used the OS to make a raid-1 drive not a controller? long sigh.... I'll be back. Cowboy
  • THATS what I was looking for! Love YA MAN! LOL Cowboy