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Re: errr ummm

Post by ed » Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:15 pm

One question ... can I copy c:\users\ed\*.* in it's entirety to the new machine?
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Post by ed » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:13 pm

Posting from the new machine. Can you tell?
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Re: errr ummm

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:14 pm

I see we finally have the old ed back, avatar-wise.

Coincidence?
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Post by ed » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:17 pm

Do I look slimmer?
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:22 pm

Hard to say.

Your ass is pointed away from the camera. :p
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Re: errr ummm

Post by ed » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:39 pm

so far, so fuggin good.
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Re: errr ummm

Post by gnome » Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:38 pm

ed wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:15 pm
One question ... can I copy c:\users\ed\*.* in it's entirety to the new machine?
I would tend to be selective. Documents, downloads, media, desktop, favorites, absolutely. But the user folder is also full of hidden junk that probably is what fucked things up in the first place. So I would pick from the top level folders in \ed\ when I know what's in them, and leave everything else. You can always go back for esoteric files later if they prove necessary
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Re: errr ummm

Post by ed » Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:53 pm

Yeah, thanks, thats what I ended up doing.

so far so good.

Thanks all for help and advice.
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Re: errr ummm

Post by Witness » Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:08 am

ed wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:13 pm
Posting from the new machine. Can you tell?
Yes, definitely more sparkling posts.

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Re: errr ummm

Post by ed » Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:22 am

OK. Attend closely.

New machine blew up. Won't boot, wont repair, cant use backup or image or anything.

Now ... not a prob inasmuch as I pretty much can transition to a replacement easily. Difficulty is that personal stuff is on the now inaccessible drive of this machine.

It was going well. Most agreed that the quality of my posts improved.

Fuck.
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Re: errr ummm

Post by ed » Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:13 pm

two hours and no commiseration.

it dosen't ... you know
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Re: errr ummm

Post by Rob Lister » Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:45 pm

Have you considered it might be you?

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Post by Pyrrho » Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:21 pm

When you power it up, do you at least get the BIOS screen which instructs you to press DEL or F1 or something to open the BIOS setup?
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Re: errr ummm

Post by ed » Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:48 pm

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When you power it up, do you at least get the BIOS screen which instructs you to press DEL or F1 or something to open the BIOS setup?
No. It says that there is an error and the machine is going to repair itself. It dosen't.

I am trying to a=make a boot disk so I can get into it to get a couple of files and format the fucking disk which contains my life,

I blame Hal
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Re: errr ummm

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:26 pm

This machine, is it that refurbished Dell you posted a few posts back, or is it your old machine?

Not that I can help, just curious.
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Post by ed » Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:51 pm

refurbished.
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Re: errr ummm

Post by Pyrrho » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:15 am

The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Re: errr ummm

Post by Witness » Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:41 am

ed wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:22 am
Difficulty is that personal stuff is on the now inaccessible drive of this machine.
Look if you can boot into Ubuntu with Rufus to save your files first. (But boot order has to be configured in the BIOS…)

Then you can try a hard reboot as described here: https://www.drivereasy.com/knowledge/wi ... asy-fixes/
If you CANNOT log into the Windows 10, you can perform a hard reboot on your computer. This will allow you to go to the Advanced options page, where you are able to perform a refresh or a reset of your Windows 10.

Warning: Please do not try this when your computer is at a good state. Restarting a computer without support of operating system could result in data loss, incomplete installations and suspension and corruption of any processes that were running before the reboot.

1) Press and hold the power button on your computer until it powers off.

2) Press the power button on your computer to turn it on.

3) Repeat step 1) and 2) until you see Please wait during the boot. It usually takes three repeats (more than three repeats if this is not the first time that you did this) for it to come up. You need to try until you can see the Please wait coming out.
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Re: errr ummm

Post by ed » Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:50 am

Arrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggg
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Re: errr ummm

Post by Witness » Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:36 am

ed wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:50 am
Arrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggg
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