Recent content by Wallrat

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    Blank Screen and Dead Mouse...

    I do have kids and pets - but I've checked the connections. They're solid. I tried another mouse and I can get a laser on it but still no response from the monitor. I'm going to try to hook up a different monitor. *sigh*
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    Blank Screen and Dead Mouse...

    Thanks Terry - I'll do that tonight when I get home. I'll report back after that. Addendum: POST Test reports no errors (beeps) at all. In fact, I can hear Vista load and give me the 'welcome' chime. Just can't see anything or use the mouse.
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    Blank Screen and Dead Mouse...

    Which makes me think it's not hardware related.... Hi all - thanks in advance for the thoughts/advice. When the computer is off and the monitor is on, I get a 'no signal' message on the monitor so I know it's working. When I turn the computer on, the monitor blinks once and then the monitor...
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    Creating a Windows Vista Bootable CD with other files on it

    Well it all seemed to go so well.... :?? Odd thing there. As you recall.... Had a 320Gig drive go bad (I/O error - chkdsk didn't even work) Anyway, I bought a new 1 TB drive and reloaded Vista. Restored everything - all working fine. The original drive is under warranty and WD ships me a...
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    Creating a Windows Vista Bootable CD with other files on it

    Kairozamorro - I did chkdsk /r about a dozen or more times - always got the "unspecified error" message. The same happened with the other parameters. The disc is still under warranty. WD is shipping a new HD as we speak. Thanks for all the help but I think this one was DOA. Wallrat
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    Creating a Windows Vista Bootable CD with other files on it

    Got the "unspecific error occurred" using chkdsk /f ... I'll try the other parameters tonight.
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    Creating a Windows Vista Bootable CD with other files on it

    running chkdsk /f C: Out to walk the dog - I'll update when I'm back. Thanks again for your help. I'm back - it's still running but it's 2:30 am here so I'm going to let it run. I'll update in the morning.
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    Creating a Windows Vista Bootable CD with other files on it

    I've run the chkdsk about a dozen times - it doesn't advance before an "unspecific error occurred" Is there value in running it over and over?
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    Creating a Windows Vista Bootable CD with other files on it

    You must be a very patient person : ) Sometimes it is an ID10T problem. OK - I did the first command line (twice to be sure) Both times I received the following error "The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error" I believe that's computer-ese for "Your Hard Drive is Hosed"
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    Creating a Windows Vista Bootable CD with other files on it

    Sorry - (it's getting late) When I typed out the last dos command you told me to... I got an error that said incorrect function.... but now that I'm looking at it again I don't think I did the cd /d part (which would probably be important.) Though I did boot from the recovery disk that came...
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    Creating a Windows Vista Bootable CD with other files on it

    No luck with that (Incorrect function).... And now the chkdsk has stopped "Failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50" I talked to WesternDigital and apparently the HD is still under warranty so I'll get a replacement. And I'm looking at better back up programs to run...
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    Creating a Windows Vista Bootable CD with other files on it

    Anyway around that to the data?
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    Creating a Windows Vista Bootable CD with other files on it

    Thanks... I'm re-running chkdsk and it's past the unexpected error and sorting indexes and correcting errors *Crossing fingers* Addendum: chkdsk errored again but after much longer... I'm going to try again. In between runs though I did try cd /d C: "The request could not be performed...
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    Creating a Windows Vista Bootable CD with other files on it

    Here's the more exciting stuff... 40 bad file records processed. 108 reparse records porcessed. CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)... 10 percent complete. Correcting error in index $SII for file 9. Correcting error in index $SII for file 9. An unspecified error occurred. X:\Sources>...
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    Creating a Windows Vista Bootable CD with other files on it

    Coolname007 Here's what I'm getting: File record segment 44352 is unreadable. File record segment 44353 is unreadable. File record segment 44354 is unreadable. File record segment 44355 is unreadable. File record segment 44368 is unreadable. File record segment 44369 is unreadable. File record...