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AmazingGecko

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  1. Well, I think that was bourne out by my original issue - Windows sees the partitions and their properties but can't read the file system therein. It can't even assign a drive label. Anyway, I did look at that open source project earlier. It looks like it's in continual development and not a full release and as I'm paranoid about losing my data I think I'm just going to put the drives back into the original NAS unit which I still have fortunately. Why isn't life ever simple?!?
  2. Just read some negative reviews on that software so scrapped that idea. If I can't be confident in the driver then I'll stick the drives back in the old NAS and do it that way. Thanks for your assistance. James
  3. Think I may have found the solution to this one. It turns out Synology use EXT4 file system hence the problem with reading the drives. I'm going to install Paragon ExtFS for Windows. Will post back my results.
  4. Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.10240] © 2015 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. C:\WINDOWS\system32>diskpart Microsoft DiskPart version 10.0.10240 Copyright © 1999-2013 Microsoft Corporation. On computer: THOR-PC DISKPART> sel disk 1 Disk 1 is now the selected disk. DISKPART> detail disk WDC WD20EARX-00PASB0 ATA Device Disk ID: 0004EE1C Type : ATA Status : Online Path : 1 Target : 0 LUN ID : 0 Location Path : ACPI(_SB_)#ACPI(PCI0)#ACPI(SAT0)#ACPI(CHN1)#ATA(C01T00L00) Current Read-only State : No Read-only : No Boot Disk : No Pagefile Disk : No Hibernation File
  5. Only options available for that disk is "Delete Volume" and "Convert to Dynamic Disk".
  6. Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.10240] © 2015 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. C:\WINDOWS\system32>diskpart Microsoft DiskPart version 10.0.10240 Copyright © 1999-2013 Microsoft Corporation. On computer: THOR-PC DISKPART> list disk Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt -------- ------------- ------- ------- --- --- Disk 0 Online 223 GB 0 B * Disk 1 Online 1863 GB 129 MB DISKPART> select disk 1 Disk 1 is now the selected disk. DISKPART> list part Partition ### Type Size Offset -
  7. Apologies if this is in the wrong section but it seemed as good as any. Ok, so I've just upgraded my NAS unit and disks. All seemed good until I discovered that some folders had mysteriously disappeared. No fear, I thought, as I still have the 2 drives I swapped out with the original folders still on them. I plug one in to my rig and the BIOS happily acknowledges it's existence. Windows 10 however seems less sure of itself. Disk Management shows it with all it's partitions, volumes, etc, but the drive just isn't explorable. The unit was a Synology DS212J and the drives are WD20EARX.
  8. Thanks for your suggestion. It doesn't have the assigned hotkey you mentioned but I am starting to think that the keyboard itself is at fault.
  9. This has become a real annoyance to me and I'm now desperate for ideas and possible solutions. As I type on my keyboard the Windows 7 calculator program opens spontaneously. However, I can never replicate the issue. I've never used hotkeys and according to my online research there is no Windows Shortcut assigned to the calculator so I can't be opening it by accident via a shortcut. I've just installed a piece of keylogging software but that hasn't helped as it just shows me what I've just typed not the exact keystroke. It's happened twice whilst writing this and happens frequently reg
  10. Thanks to you all for the advice and especially the comprehensive post by jaclaz in language I understand! I've gone ahead and ordered Cat5e cable and will leave the router/hub close to the telephone socket. The potential support issues that could occur were good enough reasons for me. Cheers James
  11. Just had the ISP (in UK) install a telephone socket so that we can enjoy broadband in the home and realised after the work had been done that the socket is one room away from where the main desktop PC is situated. I realise now that I'll have to install cable between them but want to know which option below is more preferable in terms of maintaining a reliable connection: Leave router close to telephone socket with short RJ11 cable length and extend the LAN using RJ45 network cable to the desktop PC Move router close to desktop PC and install one continuous RJ11 cable from telephone socket to
  12. Have been following the guide at the link below and have got to the stage where I need to mount the Windows 7 image and move the WinRE image and the boot.sdi file to the \Windows\System32 directory. WinRE Deployment Guide However, although the WinRE image file copies across first time the boot.sdi file generates an access denied error: Destination Folder Access Denied. "You need permission to perform this action" When I delved deeper into the mounted Windows folder I discovered 8 versions of the same file in various subfolders. So, my 2 questions are: 1) Why can't I access this folder for one
  13. Thanks for the follow up. I've actually succeeded in installing IE9 as an individual app so I can rule that one out. By a process of elimination I believe that MS Security Essentials is causing the VM to crash. I've used various combinations of switches to make it a silent install but when I install it 'normally' with full UI I notice that there are several windows that require UI before it can continue. In my mind that effectively means the command line parameters they document as working just don't. This is the guide I've been using: My link Has anyone succeeded with MSE?
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