A place to keep my work.
A little preview...
Published on January 7, 2019 By Uvah In Personal Computing

This morning I turned on the laptop and it took twenty five minutes to boot. Started last night with all three browsers, Chrome, Edger and IE freezing and refusing to work. On the desktop...everything slowed to a crawl. Five minutes or better just to open explorer. Then a blue screen comes up and says unmountable boot volume. Googled it and followed the instructions. Boot from the USB choose repair system, that never came up. Hard shut down wait a few seconds and hit the power button again. I press escape to the start menu and choose boot from USB. No repair screen comes up and now I'm staring at a BSOD! Now I'm beginning to wonder if all this was just a fucking waste! Sorry but I'm not very calm right now. I'm ready to trash this damn thing. 


Comments (Page 1)
on Jan 07, 2019

Good news for  you!!!  And did you make that wall?    

on Jan 07, 2019

Thank you tbc and yes, I made the wall. Like it?

on Jan 07, 2019

You got me thinking about my Toshiba laptop. I might change out the hd for a SSD. Right now it has a 750gb and 16gigs of ram. The boot up time takes so long. I'm dreading installing it I have to take the whole bottom off. I know the HP's have a little door. I have 2 HP's sitting here and I've changed out the hd's in them.

on Jan 07, 2019


Thank you tbc and yes, I made the wall. Like it?
    Yes, I do!

on Jan 07, 2019

Good for you Ross!

on Jan 07, 2019

Great looking wallpaper, Ross. Great to hear you got everything back up and going. I bought a SSD and never looked back. They are spendy, but worth every cent. 

on Jan 07, 2019

I replaced every single HDD in all my PC's with SSD's, I will never use anything else.

on Jan 07, 2019

LightStar

I replaced every single HDD in all my PC's with SSD's, I will never use anything else.

I agree, I will never use anything else.  

on Jan 07, 2019

I just replaced the hd in my desktop with a SSD. The difference is night and day. 

on Jan 07, 2019

When finances permit I may replace it with an SSD but for now I'm a happy camper lol.

on Jan 07, 2019


When finances permit I may replace it with an SSD but for now I'm a happy camper lol.

Ross, just so you know it is worth every cent to upgrade to a SSD. As ALMonty said, the differnce is like night and day.  

Glad to hear you got everything up and going. 

on Jan 08, 2019

LightStar

I replaced every single HDD in all my PC's with SSD's, I will never use anything else.

Same here, all my machines have SSDs installed for the OS and programs, etc.  However, I still use HDDs for storage.  Those are usually external drives, though, and are only turned on as required to save getting slower boot times.  Yes, even with an SSD hosting the OS, boot times can be significantly slower if the machine has several active HDDS connected.  That's why all my additional drives are inactive until I need them.

Hey Ross, good to see your machine is bach up and running, that you didn't lose all your data.

on Jan 08, 2019

I have just one external drive. One TB divided into three partitions. One for backups, one for storage and one for stuff.

on Jan 08, 2019

First option for upgrading any Laptop is more ram.

Second option is to dump platter drives for SSD.

Doing both will prolong the usable life of an older Laptop....and result in significantly less finger-tapping waiting for 'stuff' to happen...

on Jan 08, 2019

The first thing I did was upgrade the ram to 16 gigs. That was before the drive failed. I did only what I could afford at the time. I know SSD's are better, faster and more user friendly (as long as you don't try to defrag it lol). I've checked out a few and saw they range from $37.00 up to $150.00 US. I'll see what I got left next month after my bills get paid. If I can I will, if not I can wait. But this is why I wanted a better machine. I love my Photoshop and I want to be able to take advantage of its 3D capabilities and learn how to animate my creations. What can I say...I like my toys.