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by Mac20nine
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Reinstall W10 or 'Custom'?
Replies: 2
Views: 1621

Reinstall W10 or 'Custom'?

I'm installing W10 (Pro 64b) but have the W10 HDD from old system in my new build. Thinking I'd get option to overwrite (I have a backup). I think a "fresh install" is best, but it's asking if I want to 'Upgrade' or 'Custom' install. Says Upgrade will copy my files, appls, etc. It would be...
by Mac20nine
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: How small is too small for a mATX?
Replies: 2
Views: 3011

How small is too small for a mATX?

Thought that title would get some attention. I have a Ryzen 2600 I'm putting in a smaller case. Downsizing from big towers. I have a couple cases in mind but wonder if 16 x 8 x 16 is going to be too cramped for airflow. Not for parts in the case. Deciding between the CM NR400 and something similar t...
by Mac20nine
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: ATA erase: NULL error
Replies: 2
Views: 2169

ATA erase: NULL error

I'm trying to get a hard drive working that has/had data on it. Tried OBCD's PartedMagic and 'Disk (External), writing 'dd' over all after I deleted the partition. Tried my 8.1 install disc but it gives Recovery error 'your pc needs to be repaired'. Tried PM's secure erase 'Internal" w/writes z...