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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. 


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on Jan 08, 2019

Latest maxing out of my machine.....32bit proggy so bit of a pain...

9 instances of PSP 6, 3 of DxtBMP, and FSX itself .... just one image alone has 52 layers at 4096 x 4096.

Probably would be a darn expensive laptop to manage all that...

OS, Graphics proggies and FSX are all on a M.2 'drive' [think SSD on steroids]...

on Jan 08, 2019


Probably would be a darn expensive laptop to manage all that...

To say the least. If I ever went that way it wouldn't be on a laptop. I've seen them go for four grand. Ouch!

on Jan 09, 2019


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

I have a few more externals than that to store photos and videos from various family members, not to mention my music library, the OS drive and other backups, plus the skins I have collected over the years.  However, to prevent slow boots, etc, mine are all inactive until required.


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...

That's fine if the laptop accepts more RAM.  Shaunna's first laptop, a Compaq, didn't.  It came with 4 Gb and that's all it would take.  I tried inserting a stick of 8Gb of the same value, but the machine wouldn't boot until I put back the 4Gb stick.  As for the SSD, well they weren't an option back then, and now she has an ASUS laptop that's quite zippy with 8Gb of RAM and a 120Gb SSD.


OS, Graphics proggies and FSX are all on a M.2 'drive' [think SSD on steroids]...

Depends on which type of M.2 you have: SATA; PCIe or NVME.... the NVME being the fastest as it uses more PCIe lanes and has higher read and write speeds.