Posts by Cliff Harding

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Desperately need help!!! (Message 1942615)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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The backups seem to fail during the first shadow copy at the beginning of the backup, lack of space. The sys drive is 128GB with 84GB free. the recovery partition is approx. 438MB and the shadow copy size is 0% (1GB) under system > Advance > system protection.


After many days the problem was found and corrected. The shadowcopy size determined by Windoze was too small. Deleted all shadow copies and resized the shadowcopy to 2% (2.37GB).
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Desperately need help!!! (Message 1942317)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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The backups seem to fail during the first shadow copy at the beginning of the backup, lack of space. The sys drive is 128GB with 84GB free. the recovery partition is approx. 438MB and the shadow copy size is 0% (1GB) under system > Advance > system protection.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Desperately need help!!! (Message 1942248)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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You're right - the 750s are for crunching and the iGPU (HD630) is the monitor. The sfc /scannow only repaired something for One Drive which I don't use. As far as TrustedInstaller is concerned, it could hang at any time during an install, sometimes in the middle and others at the end. I don't know enough about the event viewer to decipher what is going on with it or what to look for. BTW, nothing is wrong with the 750s, they are running purrrfectly.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Desperately need help!!! (Message 1942210)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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Most everything is working as it should as far as I can tell now. My main problem is that TrustedInstaller keeps hanging. I've replaced suspected files and registry items via M$S partner Reimage software. It worked for awhile, but then went south again. Any ideas?
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Desperately need help!!! (Message 1941983)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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The bios on my most recent mobo has an option to set a delay before it starts up the OS boot. So you can make it wait a little before it takes off into the OS.



What mobo is that?
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Desperately need help!!! (Message 1941942)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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The problem is not whether I had a discrete card in or not. The problem was the UEFI is so fast that I couldn't get to the menu by either F2 or the delete key. Regardless how hard I tried it always ended up going to the OS. By pulling the battery and clearing the CMOS it sent everything back to the basics. Once that was done, getting to the menu easy. I then had to change the boot the boot sequence from UEFI to the Boot manager on the system drive. Somehow it got changed to boot straight UEFI, which as we all know is ultra fast. There was no option to hit F2 or delete, just a black screen until the post finished and the OS started.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Desperately need help!!! (Message 1941901)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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I was FINALLY able to install the 391.01 driver and am now crunching.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Desperately need help!!! (Message 1941887)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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Since all else has failed, including all suggestions mentioned here, I went with the last ditch effort. I shut it Down , unplugged it and waited 10 minutes, then removed the CMOS battery and cleared the CMOS by pulling the jumper, which sent everything back to the basics. I had to plug one monitor into a 750Ti and the other into the onboard iGPU. As it turned out the 750 that I had to use was NOT the one that I would normally use for the primary. When I turned on the machine, I got a basic screen that allowed me to get to the menu and change the source for the primary monitor. My next challenge is to get the nVidia drivers to install. Something in the system keeps hanging, I think it's the install service for if I bring up the task manager and look at the 'services' tab, the service has stopped. But I'll keep trying.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Desperately need help!!! (Message 1941846)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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Does anyone know how to access the UEFI bios menu in win 10. The suggested ways don't work, and I'm at my wits end. I have to change my primary monitor to use the onboard iGPU (HD630) instead of my GTX 750 Ti. It's holding up me getting back to crunching. I also have to reinstall by GPU drivers, but can't do that until I change to monitor source.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1941692)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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I'm somewhat back in business. The main problem now is that whatever I try I can't get the Intel Ethernet drivers to install properly, but I'm still trying.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1941604)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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Have been down for the last several days. Update to version 1803 has basically bricked my machine.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1937259)
Posted 26 May 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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Another 1804 issue reported, though very rare, is that the update may erroneously assign a hard drive letter to the hidden 450mb Win partition, causing it to mess up drive assignments and report a low disk space error on that partition.
Solution is to remove the assignment of a drive letter to that partition, either via command line or from windows.
Haven't seen this; just saw mention of it on Tom's Hardware.


I ran across this problem, it showed as a virtual drive which would increase over time, and if I remember correctly I was able to delete it but I can't exactly remember how. I do remember that I had to go to the web to find the answer, and I think it had something to do with the registry. The only other problem that I had was with 3.0 USB. Until then, the 3.0 USB ports were backward compatible and I had an 2.0 external Blu-Ray drive using a 3.0 port, which became unusable after the update as the system would not recognize it. I did find a 3.0 external enclosure ( NextStar DX) that uses an existing internal Blu-Ray/DVD drive and outputs it via the 3.0/3.1 USB with the same performance as if it was still an internal drive.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1933064)
Posted 1 May 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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I just backed out of the new update (ver. 1803 - build 17134.1). It does not recognize my external USB Blu-Ray drive. Can't use it for anything, movies, music, etc.

Did MS nuke its driver? Might be worth a refresh. Just a thought.


I think it did. Upon the restore back to the previous version, the device was recognized and is working perfectly.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1933058)
Posted 1 May 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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I just backed out of the new update (ver. 1803 - build 17134.1). It does not recognize my external USB Blu-Ray drive. Can't use it for anything, movies, music, etc.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1932335)
Posted 27 Apr 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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It looks like the failed Spring Creators update (commonly known as Redstone 4) that was supposed to happen on 10 April, will be available for d/l on 30 April and via Windows update on 8 May (update Tuesday) -- More bloatware.
https://liliputing.com/2018/04/the-next-major-windows-10-update-rolls-out-april-30th.html
https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/windows-10-april-update-release-date
16) Message boards : Politics : The situation in the Middle East is in chaos (Message 1929919)
Posted 14 Apr 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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Anyway.
Syrian air defense units had intercepted 71 cruise missiles out of the 103 launched, including all of the ones that had been fired at Dumayr military airport, located in the northeast of Damascus, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.
https://youtu.be/mQZC7ulv-ao


It's curious that the above link shows daylight strikes, when the actual strikes were during the very early morning Syria time (03:00 - 04:00), total darkness. Remember that both times that Cadet Bonespurs did announce strikes were during this same time period. If you had paid any attention, Cadet Bonespurs didn't do anything until he got approval from Faux News. Even though there was structural damage at both locations, due to the fact that our president, announced several days ago that strikes were coming, which allowed the Syrian government to evacuate most if not all of its personnel from those 2 locations. I wouldn't be surprised if all of the chemical agents was removed from the storage site. It would have been more effective if no previous announcement was made.

Syrian air defenses are not that great, may have brought down some of the cruise missiles, but I doubt that it brought down 71 out of 103. The Syrian air defense system (S200) is primitive; it is the same system that was used in Vietnam. The S400 system, which is the current production Russian air defense system and very capable, is currently only used around the base(s) that have Russian military; which is/are in northern Syria. Where was the Syrian Air Force? It seems that they stayed on the ground after they moved to the Russian bases.

As his world is collapsing around him, because of the Russia probe, he had to let off some steam and this was his way to do it. We should name this action as Desert Stormy!!
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1929557)
Posted 12 Apr 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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Here's the reason why the Spring Creators update is being postponed.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-holds-releasing-windows-10-version-1803-public
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1929412)
Posted 11 Apr 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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The Spring Creators update (Redstone 4/ ver. 1803) has been delayed until....?

http://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-spring-creators-update-reportedly-delayed-520622.shtml
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Nvidia ends support for Fermi GPUs and 32-bit drivers (Message 1928868)
Posted 8 Apr 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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For those who are still running Fermi GPUs, you may find this interesting.

http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/nvidia-ends-support-for-fermi-gpus-and-32-bit-drivers.html
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Gone south (Message 1927975)
Posted 4 Apr 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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Hey Cliff, quick question, I've heard that newer machines with the latest procs aren't technically 'compatible' with Win 7, though there are ways (as you found) to get it working properly on that platform. My question is, why did you go the next step to 10, as it appears that you had 7 running properly? Do you like it better than 7, or do you have a bunch of software that is only 10 compatible? I ask because I'm curious, and it appears from the outside looking in that you had 7 successfully installed, but still moved on to 10 anyways. Enquiring minds want to know! ;-)


As far as getting Win 7 installed, I just kept attempting to do the install and I guess the machine said to he@@ll with it and allowed the install to occur. I never was able to finish all of the updates to Win 7, it stopped after the SP1 update and the OS was the only thing on the system at that point. It wouldn't even search for them. I couldn't go to the update directory because only IE 8 was installed and I kept getting popups whenever I opened it saying it was outdated, and it never functioned well. The popup about the OS being outdated kept appearing every couple of minutes, even when the system was idle, so I don't think I had a fully stable system. So I really had no choice but to go to Win 10 Pro (x64). It's all quite baffling as it seems that the Win 10 install needed some Win 7 drivers to do an install. I still couldn't use the Win 10 install stick, but the system builder install disk worked after several attempts. The system is still not completely stable as there are a slew of major errors showing in the event viewer some of them dealing with the kernel. I've never paid any attention to the event viewer before, but I believe that it was filled with so many major errors that it just refused to take it anymore and went bellied up .

As far as liking favoring 7 over 10 -- HELL YES!!!, I think I had better control over the system and it was much more responsive especially for someone who knows just enough about the PC to be dangerous. I can install different applications and get them to seemly to function correctly, but I know nothing abut the inner workings of the OS and how it functions. With M$S attempting to put everything, and I mean everything, in the OS to work cross- platform leaves much to be desired. This thing is so bloated with apps and games I have no desire to have or the need to have, to me makes it unmanagable. I can't get rid or disable anything that is linked to the OS so all of those apps are just taking up space that could be used for other things. Right now the system resides on a 128Gb SSD with approx. 62% free, which I believe is below the accepted 80% free space, so I guess I'll have to get a larger SSD for the system drive, which also means I'll have to get a larger HDD for my daily backups.


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