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    I'm wanting Windows 7 on SSD and Program Files on HDD

    Thank you very much. I take it you advise starting by installing Windows 7 to the SSD. It seemed to me on my old computer that the program data folders were bigger space hogs than the Program Files folders themselves. Therefore I'm wanting to get as much application data on the Seagate as I...
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    I'm wanting Windows 7 on SSD and Program Files on HDD

    I'm setting up a new computer that will have a 250 GB Samsung EVO 850 SSD and two 1 TB Seagate Barracuda hard drives. I want the SSD to be the boot drive and have the Windows folder with the operating system (Windows 7 Professional 64 bit). I also want to have a few programs on the SSD...
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    Can System Restore in XP recover browser history?

    I use the Maxthon browser. Recently I had a BSOD crash that wiped out the much greater part of my Maxthon history. I utilize the history a lot, so this was disconcerting. The Maxthon history is kept in a folder under C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\. Is there any chance at...
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    Blocked From Using Hiren'S Boot CD By Strike F1 Error

    When the drive is plugged in, it's the end of the IDE ribbon cable attaching to the drive.
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    Blocked From Using Hiren'S Boot CD By Strike F1 Error

    An article I read said set an IDE drive to the same setting as the drive it's replacing. The setting for the one jumper I found on my near-dead drive was CableSelect, which would have been set by the local computer repair shop, who installed it for me.
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    Blocked From Using Hiren'S Boot CD By Strike F1 Error

    Thank you. I'm sorry I missed your answer up until now. You may be right. I would assume that any IDE drive is pretty old. I don't have another IDE handy. Of course USB booting did work well for me while the now-retired drive was installed. If there's more you could elaborate on this, I...
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    How do I get Dell to boot to flash drive with new hard drive in computer?

    I had an 80GB Seagate IDE hard drive in my Dell Dimension 2400 that was clearly dying. I have been using a boot CD to connect to the Internet for days now. I have replaced the old hard drive with an unused 250GB WD IDE drive and with difficulty gotten the computer to recognize it. I intended to...
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    Blocked From Using Hiren'S Boot CD By Strike F1 Error

    I have used Hiren's Boot CD a great deal, but now I am unable to. Whenever I click Enter on USB Flash Device in the menu, instead of opening up Hiren's Boot CD, it is giving me the message: When I strike F1, it just repeats the same message ad infinitum. I have Hiren's on a 4GB flash drive...
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    May have killed my OS by shredding 2 software drivers, could use advice

    I had been having blue screen problems with my old Dell XP. The programs WhoCrashed and BlueScreenView implicated a few drivers of non-essential software as the culprits. I examined the drivers module in AutoRuns (by Sysinternals) and carefully selected non-essential software drivers for...
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    May have killed my OS by shredding 2 software drivers, could use advice

    I had been having blue screen problems with my old Dell XP. The programs WhoCrashed and BlueScreenView implicated a few drivers of non-essential software as the culprits. I examined the drivers module in AutoRuns (by Sysinternals) and carefully selected non-essential software drivers for...
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    Outlook Express has suddenly become intolerably sluggish

    Thank you for that link, bassfisher6522. I went back and found that it happened on Halloween. It was the same day that I foolishly installed a trial of AVG's Tune Up Utlities, or whatever it was called. I spent a lot of time getting rid of every last file associated with Tune Up Utilities and...
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    Why is Explorer lying about content of System Volume Information on my USB drive?

    Thank you very much for your response, ussnorway. I didn't have a copy of the real XP disc come with my Dell. I did find my way to System Restore's settings, and I checked there for no System Restore storage on my USB drive. Hopefully that will solve the problem.
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    Numerous Outlook Express emails disappeared from my Inbox

    I'm trying to wind down my days on my old XP. I had its original hard drive die. I replaced it with a refurbished one and got professional recovery from DriveSavers. On their advice I'm backing up the 500 GB Touro hard drive they sent me with the recovered data (which I've whittled down to about...
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    blue screen problems

    I have continued deleting files in preparation for backing up. It's also to hasten my being able to transition to a Windows 7 computer. I've greatly reduced my external hard drive F's data, and I got free space on my internal hard drive C from about 10 GB to about 43 GB. I went a month with no...
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    Outlook Express has suddenly become intolerably sluggish

    It began late last week. Outlook Express takes a very long time to show its GUI at all, a long time after that to become responsive, and when it does become responsive it is intolerably slow. Prior to this Outlook Express has functioned very well for me. I greatly prefer it to Windows Live Mail...
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    blue screen problems

    I haven't tried the disk yet. What does inaccessible boot device mean?
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    blue screen problems

    I will move to a new computer with Windows 7 as soon as I can, but there is a lot else on my plate now.
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    blue screen problems

    Thanks for the information. What does inaccessible boot device mean? You believe my Dell XP reinstallation disk for XP Home with Service Pack 1a is not likely to be of much use?
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    blue screen problems

    I had gone a good while without any blue screens, from Sept.21, till tonight. I was having CPU Usage dominated by System Idle Process, having my key programs be sluggish or unresponsive, so I shut my programs down one by one and clicked on Restart. I left the computer briefly as it was shutting...
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    Why is Explorer lying about content of System Volume Information on my USB drive?

    I am seeking to get rid of unwanted material on my system prior to backing it up. I have been surprised to learn from programs such as Glary Utilities Disk Space Analyzer that I have on my external hard drive F a huge System Volume Information folder--16.32 GB. Windows Explorer tells me when I...
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