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  1. Does anyone know if you can restore an external hard drive image back to the same external hard drive drive using Macrium Reflect?  The reason I ask is our company was hacked with ransom ware a couple weeks ago and we are just now getting back up and running after ending up paying the ransom.  My computers and files were not effected.  Most all my files are on external hard drives of which I have 4.  Not too worried about my Main computers (2) that I use daily because I have a system image of both that is updated every week.  My external hard drives are backed up nightly to another external hard drive.  Was just wondering if an image of this drive using Macrium would be possible and to restore it back to that drive.  I've never done an external to external image before. Our company was one of several in our area that was hit that week.  What a nightmare it was!

  2. RG, it doesn't take too long to learn enough to get around on Windows 10 (I had to relearn everything too!)  As Tx Redneck said you'd be better off keeping Windows 10.  If you can do a little bit of tinkering you can Google "Windows 7 Emulator for Windows 10" and there are a few options you can download and install to make Windows 10 look and feel like Windows 7.  Check it out and see if that will help you any.

  3. No luck in recovering files from that hard drive.  It was taken to a local computer repair shop and they used everything available to them to try to recover the files.  They said as nigsy suggested that the hard drive had failed.  Only other way might be to send it off for "professional recovery" but that would be too expensive and time consuming.  Thanks to everyone here for your help on this matter.  I appreciate very much. 

  4. Well no luck this weekend with all I've done to recover those files.  I have been defeated!  I have now turned the computer back over to the owner and suggested they seek professional recovery.  I know it will be expensive but I think they have no other choice if they want to try to save their son's 5 years of growing up.  By the way , I have lectured them on using backups of important data!  Lesson learned I hope.  Thanks for all the help from you all...I appreciate it very much.

  5. Guys and Gals...I'm about to run out of options.  Friend's HP All In One pc was shut down improperly due to a power outage.  It will not boot up now. Error message is: Hard drive failed or no hard drive present.  I've Googled this  and tryed just about all suggestions I've found.   I've done the un pluging, removing memory stick, cmos battery, booting to defaults...etc and running onboard diagnostics.  The result is :Smart check - Passed...Short DST - Failed.  Failure ID :U4JC6J-00099L-PXPAW1-60UN03 along with product ID: H3Z01AA#ABA Hard Disk 1. I booted into Ubuntu Live CD but Ubuntu doesn't see the hard drive.  All the command lines I've tried don't do anything that I can use.  I removed the hard drive and attached it to my Windows 10 desktop computer thru USB and when it finally appears, I click on the drive and it sits there spinning waiting on it to produce an explorer window but it never does.  The drive is spinning so I know that much is good.  I then proceeded to load Ubuntu onto my computer and Ubuntu sees the drive as 430 MB..I think that's correct.  When I click on the "430mb drive" I only get 2 folders...one says "Recovery"  the other is I think "Volume Label?" I'm not at home writing this so my memory is a little lacking.  Anyway I don't see any files that I can recover.  I need the documents and photos from this drive. (5 years of a child growing up!)  I really need to recover these files.  I downloaded an ISO of Linux Puppy to try but that download didn't burn  a bootable disk.  I'll have to try that later.  Anybody have any suggestions besides a professional service? Local around here runs $250.00 if they succeed or not.

  6. Y  I have the same problem on my wife's Windows 7 computer.  This update refuses to install.  I followed your instructions except I don't get a "run as Administrator" when I right click the installer.  Anyway after it goes through the process I get a box stating that the update is not for my computer or something to that effect. ( I'm not at that computer right now)??? Been trying to fix this since the update came out.  Any other ideas? 

  7. There is a way to kill the program from running ...while at the command prompt type CMD and hit enter. Type "tasklist" without the quotes and a list of everything that is running will appear. look and see if there is something called "slimcleaner" or slimeclean.exe or something to that effect. If there is you can kill it from running. Let's say it's called slimcleaner.exe" for this example.

    You would type the following:

    taskkill /C /im slimcleaner.exe and press enter. that should kill the program. Then reboot.

  8. runball try this.. reboot computer and start tapping F8 to get the black screen where you select safe mode but select safe mode with command prompt.once there press enter then type "rstrui.exe" without the quotes and press enter. This should bring up system restore points if there are any at all. Note that there may not be any if they were not set up from within Windows to begin with. I saw where you said that there wasn't any restore points listed in the beginning of your post.

  9. Slimcleaner is a piece of crap! Should never be installed on a computer. It's very misleading in what it does. When you get into safe mode, can you see the start button? If so see if you can go to control panel then to programs and features. If it's listed in the installed programs, try to uninstall the program. Might be a start.

  10. No software needed! Just copy your youtube link, open a new tab on your browser, type in "www.ssyoutube.com" without the quotes and paste your copied link into the box. You will see another area open up below your pasted link with options of format and resolution to download. Make your selection and save to computer. No need to download installers or software. :clap:

  11. This is a long shot but....I use CorelDraw and Corel PhotoPaint. Don't know if this will work as it does in the programs I use but try this:

    Hold the "F8" key down while starting PhotoImpact. If it works as it does in the Corel products I use...it will return the program to factory defaults as it starts. Give it a shot.

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