Create a Recovery Disc

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How to Create a Vista Recovery Disc
Synopsis
This will show you how to download or create a Recovery Disc for both the 32 bit and 64 bit Vista.
How to Create a Vista Recovery Disc

information   Information
This will show you how to download or create a Recovery Disc for both the 32 bit and 64 bit Vista.
Note   Note
The Recovery Disc created here does not install Vista. It is also not like the OEM Vista recovery DVD that comes with most store bought computers created from the factory recovery partition. Instead it is used only to boot from to repair your already installed Vista. See the example below for the options available from the recovery disc when booted from.
Tip   Tip
This can be useful if you only have a OEM Vista recovery DVD or partition and would like to have a dvd to boot from to repair your Vista instead of reinstalling it. Plus, the recovery disk files are small enough to fit on a CD if you do not want to or can use a DVD.

EXAMPLE: System Recovery Options screen
NOTE:
Using the Recovery Disc you create below, you can boot to the System Recovery Options screen below.

Startup_Repair.jpg


Here's How:



STEP ONE
Replace the recdisc.exe file
Note   Note
If you have SP1 or SP2 installed, then you will need to replace the recdisc.exe file installed by SP1/SP2 with a non-SP retail version below instead for the 32 bit or 64 bit version of Vista that you have installed.
Note   Note

To see what 32-bit or 64-bit version of Vista you have, open the Control Panel (Classic View) and click the System icon, or right click Computer in the Start Menu and click Properties. You will see the bit version under the System type section.​
If you ever run the sfc /scannow command, then it will restore the old original non-working copy of the recdisc.exe file, and you would have to do this STEP ONE section again to be able to create a Vista Recovery Disc.​

1. If You Have 32 bit (x86) Vista Installed
A) Click on the Download button below to download the recdisc_x86.zip file.​
download

B) Go to step 3.​

2. If You Have 64 bit (x64) Vista Installed
A) Click on the Download button below to download the recdisc_x64.zip file.​
download

3. Save the ZIP file to your desktop.​
4. Right click on the ZIP file (on desktop), and click on Open.​
5. If prompted by UAC, then click on Allow.​
6. Extract (drag and drop) the recdisc.exe file to the desktop.​
NOTE: You can delete the ZIP file (on desktop) when done if you like afterwards.​
7. Right click on the extracted recdisc.exe file, click on Properties, General tab, the Unblock button, and on OK.​
NOTE: If you do not have a Unblock button under the General tab, then the shortcut is already unblocked and you can continue on to step 8.​
8. In Windows Explorer, navigate to C:\Windows\System32\recdisc.exe. (See screenshot below)​
9. Take ownership of and set permissions to Allow your user account Full Control of the recdisc.exe file at the location in step 8.​
recdisc.jpg

10. Right click on the extracted recdisc.exe file on the desktop from step 6, and click on Cut.​
11. Go back to the C:\Windows\System32\recdisc.exe window and right click on a empty area and click on Paste. (See screenshot below step 13)​
12. Click on Copy and Replace and Continue.​
13. Right click on recdisc.exe, and click on Send To and Desktop (create shortcut).​
14. Move the shortcut to where you like for easy use.​
replaced_recdisc.jpg





STEP TWO
Creating a Recovery Disc
15. Double click on the recdisc.exe shortcut on your desktop created from above to run the program.​
16. Select your DVD drive, and click on create disc. (See screenshot below.​
Create_Disc.jpg

17. Insert your retail Vista installation DVD into the CD/DVD drive, and click on Continue. (See screenshot below)​
Vista_DVD.jpg

18. You will now see this. (See screenshot below)​
Preparing.jpg

19. After a little bit, it will ask you to replace the Vista installation DVD with a blank CD or DVD.​
A) Insert a blank CD or DVD into your CD/DVD drive and click on OK. (See screenshot below)​
Ready_Blank.jpg

20. When it is finished, click on Close for both windows. (See screenshots below)​
Using.jpg
Finished.jpg

21. Now you can boot from this Recovery Disc to go to the System Recovery Options screen in the example above.​

That's it,
Shawn


 

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Brink

Staff member
mvp
Avol2,

Vista x86 is Vista 32 bit. It's just another way of saying it. ;)

Instead of using HP recovery, boot from the Recovery Disc you created here in this tutorial and do the System Restore option to use the restore points created by Vista and not HP's program.

Shawn
 

My Computers

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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    Custom
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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
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    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
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    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

avol2

New Member
Avol2,

Vista x86 is Vista 32 bit. It's just another way of saying it. ;)

Instead of using HP recovery, boot from the Recovery Disc you created here in this tutorial and do the System Restore option to use the restore points created by Vista and not HP's program.

Shawn

thanks for your quick reply.. ugh.. I d/led the 64 version I think... :( I will get the 86 (since I had no Idea)

when the disk read it only recognized the HP recovery nothing else on the c drive. a matter of fact it didnt show the c drive it showed unknown location even though it executed it.
 

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Brink

Staff member
mvp
Since it is not recognizing the C: drive, create the 32 bit Recovery Disc and boot from it and run a Startup Repair to see if that will fix the problem. This should repair anything that may be preventing it from booting into Vista. If not, then boot from the Recovery Disc again and run a System Restore using a restore point dated before your problem started.

Hope this helps you,
Shawn
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

avol2

New Member
Since it is not recognizing the C: drive, create the 32 bit Recovery Disc and boot from it and run a Startup Repair to see if that will fix the problem. This should repair anything that may be preventing it from booting into Vista. If not, then boot from the Recovery Disc again and run a System Restore using a restore point dated before your problem started.

Hope this helps you,
Shawn

I had tried the system restore, but it said there was not a restore point saved? maybe because I used the 64 version? I am d/ling the 86 now and will try it when I get home... the computer is only 6 months old.. between last night and this morning I think I grew 100 more gray hairs.. lol.. Thanks for your help.. cross fingers that tonight I can log on from the HP and not my laptop or work computer like I am now.. haha
Julie
 

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avol2

New Member
so I tried the repair and the software will not fix it.. :(

the error code is :
problem event name : Startup Repair V2
Problem signature 01: external media
Problem signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386.0.0.0.0
Problem signature 03: 0
Problem signature 04:65536
Problem signature 05: unknown.. thru 10
OS version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1
locale ID 1033
^^^ does anyone know what the heck that is?

I was able to get into DOS.. the D drive is my HD, and the X drive is the partion for the HP backup etc.. using the system recovery options software the repairs were not able to be done... but going thru dos and executing the file itself I was able to get the repair software running, but it appears to be doing nthing for about 3 hours.
:(

I was able to get into some of the sub directories and copy *.* to my portable hd, but any ideas how to get dos to allow into a directory vlearly called "mom & dad" ?
dos is not wanting anything to do with that & sign..

Julie
 

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Brink

Staff member
mvp
Julie,

You can use the DIR /X command to see the short DOS 8.3 name for that file. It will be something like Mom~d. You can then use that name instead to access it.

You can read more about it here:

DOS help - Tech Support Guy Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

avol2

New Member
Avol2,

Vista x86 is Vista 32 bit. It's just another way of saying it. ;)

Instead of using HP recovery, boot from the Recovery Disc you created here in this tutorial and do the System Restore option to use the restore points created by Vista and not HP's program.

Shawn

Okay I got to here..."D" is my hard drive... Was able to get to adding the date for system restore as 6/9/08 (since on 6/10/08 there was a BIG Windows d/l... so I got to the place to choose the disks to restore.. and boom... another screen says THE HP DISK (D:) HAS ERRORS. check disk option comes up.. so I choose to do both, automatically fix file system errors & scan and attempt recovery of bad sectors... ...... Then I got a screen YOUR DEVICE WAS SUCCESSFULLY SCANNED... NO PROBLEMS WERE FOUND ON THE DEVICE OR DISK... but after that program I can not run the restore because that window keeps popping up that I have errors on the device or disk ?!?!? its a vicious loop..

so for now I went inti the startup repair and will let that run thru the night if I have to.. I guess I am getting closer..


BUT I wish I could access that sub directory
/mom & dad ugh... if I could access that then I wouldnt care about loosing anything else....

thanks for all your help...
 

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avol2

New Member
Julie,

You can use the DIR /X command to see the short DOS 8.3 name for that file. It will be something like Mom~d. You can then use that name instead to access it.

You can read more about it here:

DOS help - Tech Support Guy Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

you are my new best friend !! :) Thanks.. its been along time since xtree pro and dos.. so that language is a bit lost :) hey are you in Dallas? I will be there for business next week.. I would love to buy ya a beer!!! :)

thanks again..
Julie
 

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Brink

Staff member
mvp
LOL, I hear you Julie. I had to look up that command myself since it's been a while since I last used DOS to.

That sounds great, but I'm about a couple of hours north of that. :(

Cheers anyway, :)
Shawn
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

johngalt

Antidisestablishmentarianist
Vista Guru
I wish I had seen this thread - I still remember more about DOS than I ever wanted too lol...

Ahhh, the good old days of XTree Gold...

Speaking of which - Julie, you might be interested in xplorer² Windows File Manager (Explorer replacement) - a great little app for Windows.

I bought the Pro version, but the lite version works perfectly well in Vista (if you're mindful of the times when it won't work - namely, when you need extra permissions to copy / move something / perform an action in any location that would normally pop up a UAC prompt)....

x2 also allows for scripting, interface manipulation, skinning, and even running commands from directly inside the file manager- it is by far one of the most robust pieces of software I have ever used.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro X64 Insider Preview (Skip Ahead) latest build
    Manufacturer/Model
    The Beast Model V (homebrew)
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 965 EE @ 3.6 GHz
    Motherboard
    eVGA X58 Classified 3 (141-GT-E770-A1)
    Memory
    3 * Mushkin 998981 Redline Enhanced triple channel DDR3 4 GB CL7 DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3-12800)
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0 (04G-P4-3979-KB)
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio (onboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 * Lenovo LT2323pwA Widescreeen
    Screen Resolution
    2 * 1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SanDisk Ultra SDSSDHII-960G-G25 960 GB SATA III SSD (System)
    Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 256GB SATA III SSD (User Tree)
    2 * Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA II Mech. HD
    Seagate ST1500DL001-9VT15L Barracuda 7200.12 1.5 TB S
    PSU
    Thermaltake Black Widow TX TR2 850W 80+ Bronze Semi-Mod ATX
    Case
    ThermalTake Level 10 GT (Black)
    Cooling
    Corsair H100 (CPU, dual 140 mm fans on radiator) + Air (2 *
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master (shared)
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15 (gen 2)
    Internet Speed
    AT&T Lightspeed Gigabit duplex
  • Operating System
    Sabayon Linux (current, weekly updates, 5.1.x kernel)
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkPad E545
    CPU
    AMD A6-5350M APU
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Radeon HD (Embedded)
    Sound Card
    Conextant 20671 SmartAudio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Lenovo 15" Matte
    Screen Resolution
    1680 * 1050
    Hard Drives
    INTEL Cherryvill 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SSD
    PSU
    Lenovo
    Case
    Lenovo
    Cooling
    Lenovo
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master (shared) | Synaptics TouchPad
    Keyboard
    Lenovo
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex

avol2

New Member
LOL, I hear you Julie. I had to look up that command myself since it's been a while since I last used DOS to.

That sounds great, but I'm about a couple of hours north of that. :(

Cheers anyway, :)
Shawn
I will be there for a tradeshow in Dallas, but for the record I will be going out to dinner with a bunch of my biker friends (some as far away as sherman!) (I ride a motorcycle).. we are going to dinner Saturday night at "Big Daddy's Roadhouse BBQ" in Lavon, TX. It's just about 25 miles from Downtown Dallas.. I have no idea where that is, but they want to take me to some good Texan BBQ.. so.. drop on by..
by the way... the computer is still chuggin along..... not sure if it is doing anything or not...
 

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avol2

New Member
I wish I had seen this thread - I still remember more about DOS than I ever wanted too lol...

Ahhh, the good old days of XTree Gold...

Speaking of which - Julie, you might be interested in xplorer² Windows File Manager (Explorer replacement) - a great little app for Windows.

I bought the Pro version, but the lite version works perfectly well in Vista (if you're mindful of the times when it won't work - namely, when you need extra permissions to copy / move something / perform an action in any location that would normally pop up a UAC prompt)....

x2 also allows for scripting, interface manipulation, skinning, and even running commands from directly inside the file manager- it is by far one of the most robust pieces of software I have ever used.

well if I can get this darned computer working again I will have to get that.. i really dont like the vista file explorer at all.. .. Xtree pro was so simple.. but such a great way of keeping track of all the files.. back then (late 80's) I ran a WWIV BBS in SoCal and in Okianwa japan.. a long long time ago.. thanks for the tip!
 

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Brink

Staff member
mvp
Julie,

That's a good BBQ restaurant. You will enjoy it.

What's your computer working on at the moment? Still copying files?

Shawn
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

johngalt

Antidisestablishmentarianist
Vista Guru
Ahhh, the days of FIDO Net and 2400 baud modems....

lol - I remember them well. Unfortunately, because I am dating myself wit that comment lol
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro X64 Insider Preview (Skip Ahead) latest build
    Manufacturer/Model
    The Beast Model V (homebrew)
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 965 EE @ 3.6 GHz
    Motherboard
    eVGA X58 Classified 3 (141-GT-E770-A1)
    Memory
    3 * Mushkin 998981 Redline Enhanced triple channel DDR3 4 GB CL7 DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3-12800)
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0 (04G-P4-3979-KB)
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio (onboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 * Lenovo LT2323pwA Widescreeen
    Screen Resolution
    2 * 1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SanDisk Ultra SDSSDHII-960G-G25 960 GB SATA III SSD (System)
    Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 256GB SATA III SSD (User Tree)
    2 * Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA II Mech. HD
    Seagate ST1500DL001-9VT15L Barracuda 7200.12 1.5 TB S
    PSU
    Thermaltake Black Widow TX TR2 850W 80+ Bronze Semi-Mod ATX
    Case
    ThermalTake Level 10 GT (Black)
    Cooling
    Corsair H100 (CPU, dual 140 mm fans on radiator) + Air (2 *
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master (shared)
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15 (gen 2)
    Internet Speed
    AT&T Lightspeed Gigabit duplex
  • Operating System
    Sabayon Linux (current, weekly updates, 5.1.x kernel)
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkPad E545
    CPU
    AMD A6-5350M APU
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Radeon HD (Embedded)
    Sound Card
    Conextant 20671 SmartAudio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Lenovo 15" Matte
    Screen Resolution
    1680 * 1050
    Hard Drives
    INTEL Cherryvill 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SSD
    PSU
    Lenovo
    Case
    Lenovo
    Cooling
    Lenovo
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master (shared) | Synaptics TouchPad
    Keyboard
    Lenovo
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex

avol2

New Member
Julie,

That's a good BBQ restaurant. You will enjoy it.

What's your computer working on at the moment? Still copying files?

Shawn

it is in STARTUP REPAIR
blue line continues to move... and it says '
Attempting Repairs... Repairing disk errors. This might take over and hour to complete.

but there is no way to tell how much it has done if anything...
 

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avol2

New Member
Ahhh, the days of FIDO Net and 2400 baud modems....

lol - I remember them well. Unfortunately, because I am dating myself wit that comment lol

could you imagine going back to that 1200 baud modem??? LOL I remember compuserve was just starting, and BBS's were all over.. While in Okinawa I connected to a BBS in SoCal once a week and was the first to transfer "messages" across the pacific.. I had a few friends that had commodores and 300 baud modems.. WOW.. and I complain that DSL is so slow compared to the cable.. haha
how about that 8088 that me and my hubby built with a 20Meg hard drive! it was turbo speed at 16mhz, normal was 8mhz.. ROFLMAO... boy things sure have changed in 20 yrs.
 

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Brink

Staff member
mvp
Yeah, unfortanently it can sometimes take awhile to finish when there is a lot to repair. :(
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

johngalt

Antidisestablishmentarianist
Vista Guru
Rotf - my first computer was the TI 99/4A, from which I graduated to same 8088 processor - Tandy 10000 EX - dual 360K floppies, no HD, 256 K RAM and (get this) - a DMP. There was a time when I though those printers were the best thing in the world.

My next was a Gateway2000 486SX/25 machine with a whopping 8 MB RAM and a 425 Conner HD - the best HD manufacturer out there at the time (too bad WD swallowed them up). I ended up replacing the CPU with a DX2/66, but the mobo only ran in either multiples of 20 MHz or 25 MHz, so I was limited to 50 MHz, and I added a Conner 850 MB drive and 24 MB RAM to max out at 32 MB....

And I thought 850 MB was wayyy tooo large for me and I'd never fill it - and now I have 10000 times that and am worried about space lol...
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro X64 Insider Preview (Skip Ahead) latest build
    Manufacturer/Model
    The Beast Model V (homebrew)
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 965 EE @ 3.6 GHz
    Motherboard
    eVGA X58 Classified 3 (141-GT-E770-A1)
    Memory
    3 * Mushkin 998981 Redline Enhanced triple channel DDR3 4 GB CL7 DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3-12800)
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0 (04G-P4-3979-KB)
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio (onboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 * Lenovo LT2323pwA Widescreeen
    Screen Resolution
    2 * 1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SanDisk Ultra SDSSDHII-960G-G25 960 GB SATA III SSD (System)
    Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 256GB SATA III SSD (User Tree)
    2 * Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA II Mech. HD
    Seagate ST1500DL001-9VT15L Barracuda 7200.12 1.5 TB S
    PSU
    Thermaltake Black Widow TX TR2 850W 80+ Bronze Semi-Mod ATX
    Case
    ThermalTake Level 10 GT (Black)
    Cooling
    Corsair H100 (CPU, dual 140 mm fans on radiator) + Air (2 *
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master (shared)
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15 (gen 2)
    Internet Speed
    AT&T Lightspeed Gigabit duplex
  • Operating System
    Sabayon Linux (current, weekly updates, 5.1.x kernel)
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkPad E545
    CPU
    AMD A6-5350M APU
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Radeon HD (Embedded)
    Sound Card
    Conextant 20671 SmartAudio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Lenovo 15" Matte
    Screen Resolution
    1680 * 1050
    Hard Drives
    INTEL Cherryvill 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SSD
    PSU
    Lenovo
    Case
    Lenovo
    Cooling
    Lenovo
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master (shared) | Synaptics TouchPad
    Keyboard
    Lenovo
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex

avol2

New Member
Rotf - my first computer was the TI 99/4A, from which I graduated to same 8088 processor - Tandy 10000 EX - dual 360K floppies, no HD, 256 K RAM and (get this) - a DMP. There was a time when I though those printers were the best thing in the world.

My next was a Gateway2000 486SX/25 machine with a whopping 8 MB RAM and a 425 Conner HD - the best HD manufacturer out there at the time (too bad WD swallowed them up). I ended up replacing the CPU with a DX2/66, but the mobo only ran in either multiples of 20 MHz or 25 MHz, so I was limited to 50 MHz, and I added a Conner 850 MB drive and 24 MB RAM to max out at 32 MB....

And I thought 850 MB was wayyy tooo large for me and I'd never fill it - and now I have 10000 times that and am worried about space lol...

We had a TI-99 too ! to funny... spend a zillion hours on that thing making music in basic... omg... that was 1985.... (feeling old) then 8088, built a 286 in Okinawa (buying from computer shopper), then a 386.. and I never thought I would see gigabytes.. and now we dont even use any kind of floppies.. LOL .. when running the BBS I must of had thousands of the 5 1/4" floppies... I left those with the Ex ! ha ha
 

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johngalt

Antidisestablishmentarianist
Vista Guru
Oh, yeah, I made Yankee Doodle among other things in the TI - also played the heck out of some space invaders...
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro X64 Insider Preview (Skip Ahead) latest build
    Manufacturer/Model
    The Beast Model V (homebrew)
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 965 EE @ 3.6 GHz
    Motherboard
    eVGA X58 Classified 3 (141-GT-E770-A1)
    Memory
    3 * Mushkin 998981 Redline Enhanced triple channel DDR3 4 GB CL7 DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3-12800)
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0 (04G-P4-3979-KB)
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio (onboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 * Lenovo LT2323pwA Widescreeen
    Screen Resolution
    2 * 1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SanDisk Ultra SDSSDHII-960G-G25 960 GB SATA III SSD (System)
    Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 256GB SATA III SSD (User Tree)
    2 * Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA II Mech. HD
    Seagate ST1500DL001-9VT15L Barracuda 7200.12 1.5 TB S
    PSU
    Thermaltake Black Widow TX TR2 850W 80+ Bronze Semi-Mod ATX
    Case
    ThermalTake Level 10 GT (Black)
    Cooling
    Corsair H100 (CPU, dual 140 mm fans on radiator) + Air (2 *
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master (shared)
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15 (gen 2)
    Internet Speed
    AT&T Lightspeed Gigabit duplex
  • Operating System
    Sabayon Linux (current, weekly updates, 5.1.x kernel)
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkPad E545
    CPU
    AMD A6-5350M APU
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Radeon HD (Embedded)
    Sound Card
    Conextant 20671 SmartAudio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Lenovo 15" Matte
    Screen Resolution
    1680 * 1050
    Hard Drives
    INTEL Cherryvill 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SSD
    PSU
    Lenovo
    Case
    Lenovo
    Cooling
    Lenovo
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master (shared) | Synaptics TouchPad
    Keyboard
    Lenovo
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex
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