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 Post subject: This one was aggravating as hell, but turned out funny
 Post Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:38 am 
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So I go to do my regular clean up. First time since redoing the fans.

Removed the HD's and a couple of other components to get in a little deeper.

Put all the pieces back in place. Now, I can't get past the F1, F2 boot menu.

Try to recover via system image. No go.

Try to recover using my rescue discs. No go.

After 2 hours of back and forth, I finally realized the problem.

The WD Raptor 2.5 form factor is not and will not snug within the icebox.

Lesson learned: It helps immensely to make sure the 2 are mated correctly and connected. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: This one was aggravating as hell, but turned out funny
 Post Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:06 pm 
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Yeah, the "little" stuff is sometimes the biggest and hardest to troubleshoot..! Same thing as a faulty audio card--it can actually keep your system from booting. But pull it out, and voila--no problem. But you would think Windows would be smart enough to tell you that your audio card (or some card installed in your system) has failed and is keeping the system from booting)? Sounds like a feature for Windows 9?

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 Post subject: Re: This one was aggravating as hell, but turned out funny
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:14 am 
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I also do the same doing for a regular clean in order not to experience trouble shooting.

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 Post subject: Re: This one was aggravating as hell, but turned out funny
 Post Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:36 am 
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gdonner wrote:
Yeah, the "little" stuff is sometimes the biggest and hardest to troubleshoot..! Same thing as a faulty audio card--it can actually keep your system from booting. But pull it out, and voila--no problem. But you would think Windows would be smart enough to tell you that your audio card (or some card installed in your system) has failed and is keeping the system from booting)? Sounds like a feature for Windows 9?


As for Windows 9, perhaps. I'm still not sold on it yet and plan hanging onto my Windows 7 as long as I can.

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BIOS 1.0.13
8GB Corsair DDR2 PC2 6400 Ram (New)
WD VelociRaptor 600GB x 2 RAID 0 (New)
ATI Radeon 4870
Teac / Dell CAB-200 BT Multi Card Reader (New)
Dell BT Wireless Keyboard/Mouse (New)
Dell S2440L 24 IN LED HD MONITOR 1920x1080p 60 Hz (New)
Buslink 1TB External Drive (B/U)
Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
Bose Companion 5 Speaker System
Modified Front Case Fans (2 x 120mm Cooler Master R4 Sickle Flow
Blue LED Sleeve Bearing Fans)


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 Post subject: Re: This one was aggravating as hell, but turned out funny
 Post Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:53 pm 
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Same here--although M$ fired the team that came up with Windows 8, there are plenty more repairs that need to be made before I jump ship. As it stands, IMNSHO, Win10 is a downgrade.

Besides, I like professional GUIs; not Fisher-Price rejects. lol

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