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cloning a system drive with multiple partitions. Anonymous 15/10/26(Mon)11:40 No. 21958 ID: 776200 [Reply]

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I have pretty much decided that despite diagnostics I am going to upgrade/ get a bigger system HD. I'm just not sure where to begin.
I am using Windows 7.
The whole drive is like 500 Gigs and is in 3 partitions a 230 meg system drive.
A 100 meg system reserve partition that the system added during a migration to my current motherboard.
And a 250 meg partition (no this isn't all my storage space I have 2 other drives I added afterwards)
If it was just the partition with the system drive I Think I would just have to just create a System Repair Disk on a USB or something and then a system restore on the new drive. but that's only for one partition.

How would I go about partitioning my new drive to keep the current partitions (and Data) but resize the system and storage drive?
I feel like a bit of an idiot asking but really woudl like to do this myself.
If someone could spell it out in a moderately spoon fed way or point me somewhere to find this?

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Anonymous 15/10/29(Thu)14:51 No. 21964 ID: 776200

- or could you clone the whole drive on a larger drive and then fuck around with it with partition magic etc. ?

Anonymous 15/11/04(Wed)19:19 No. 21966 ID: 228b39

It should proportionally expand all non-system partitions on a disk if you follow the instructions on that link. Obviously if you have whole disk/partition encryption or the like enabled then all bets are off, since it won't be able to interpret the NTFS directory structure to expand the partition.

Personally the last time I had anything beyond system & boot partitions on a disk was when partitioning was the only means of controlling the block size. Controlling the block size meant you wasted less data, because a .5K file still occupied however large the block was, and smaller partitions had smaller block sizes. These days the block size is normally 4K (unless you go out of your way to change it) no matter how big or small the partition is.

Anonymous 16/02/07(Sun)19:41 No. 22042 ID: 3d0318

Use Clonezilla to image/copy the drives, then GpartEd to move and resize your partitions. Gparted is non destructive, but you can make resizing multiple partitions really slow if you dont think about the order of operations first.

Nexus 7 woes.... Anonymous 16/02/04(Thu)01:10 No. 22038 ID: 34334b [Reply]

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I have a nexus 7 tablet and I run into the eternal bullshit of "insufficient space " when updating this bitch of a thing. I've used 2 cache cleaning programs, deleted a game that took up a GB and still can't update even facebook.

Any suggestions that don't involve hurling this thing into a lava pit?
What the fuck?

Anonymous 16/02/04(Thu)01:56 No. 22039 ID: 34334b

Seriously it can't even update a 4 meg app.
(ya I thought rebooting might help.)

Anonymous 15/12/31(Thu)14:46 No. 22001 ID: 716d81 [Reply]

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Yesterday, my Dell Precision 390 had issues starting up. I got some kind of error message that spoke of the keyboard and some kind of heating issue. I hit F1 and it worked as usual.

Then today it won't start at all. The fans in the PSU just goes "woom", the lights in the front flashes and the computer flatly refuses to boot.

Please help. Is there some kind of fuse on the PSU etc that I should reset?

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Anonymous 16/01/27(Wed)22:08 No. 22035 ID: 5a53ee

Technically it's a case of heat (expansion) and cold (contraction) physically moving parts apart enough to create problems. This is why 360s got a RROD, heat, contract, heat, contract, crack, RROD.

Anonymous 16/01/30(Sat)16:23 No. 22036 ID: 716d81

Hence the need for active RAM-cooling, yes?

Anonymous 16/01/31(Sun)09:52 No. 22037 ID: 44b7d2

You'll still get heat/contract cycles, since even with a cooler the RAM slot will not be as cold as it is when the system is off.

It's a difference of inches vs. feet, so while the problem will still occur, it will occur more slowly.

Anonymous 16/01/06(Wed)16:26 No. 22014 ID: 99fe2a [Reply]

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I know this isn't really tech help but it fits best here

I want to get a pair of high end headphones but i'm wondering... on every single pair of headphones i've ever had, one ear would eventually die. Do HEHs have this problem? I don't want to shell out $200+ for something that will fuck up.

Anonymous 16/01/07(Thu)09:11 No. 22015 ID: aaffb1

This looks pretty decent, but i cant say i have tried them myself.


I have had the same issue, and ended up paying $40 for a pair of durable earbuds on amazon, and it was shipped with an already broken earbud. I might try these ones myself.

Anonymous 16/01/06(Wed)04:49 No. 22009 ID: beb2f9 [Reply]

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Hey /halp/, been long since I been here. Currently running a Lenovo Windows 7 laptop and my screen is fucked up. How do I fix this?

Pic related.

Anonymous 16/01/06(Wed)04:55 No. 22010 ID: 2df8ca

Plug into an external monitor.
Video good = Screen or cable is bad.
No Video = GPU or Mobo is bad.
Cable is the cheapest to replace but from my experience if you see anything on the screen then the cable is good.
Screens run about $40ish and aren't "too" hard to replace if you don't know what you're doing.
See if that model has a YouTube disassembly video to help.

I'd bet your screen is broken. ~$40 fix. EZPZ

Anonymous 16/01/06(Wed)05:13 No. 22012 ID: beb2f9


Guessing that I was right. Did think it was the screen that was the issue, lucky I kept my Windows XP monitor. Thanks Anon.

Anonymous 16/01/06(Wed)05:48 No. 22013 ID: 2df8ca

Np, have a good one.

cyanogenmod from 10.1 to 12 16/01/01(Fri)03:41 No. 22002 ID: 776200 [Reply]

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My friend picked me up a used Nexus & tablet and all I know is it's an OS and Cyanogen mod (s) behind)
I ran a util (Upgrade for Android Protool that told me my system didn't meet the requirements for either Lollipop or marshmallow... (but it's weird as it says my ver is 4.1 not 4.4
it's running Cyanogen mod 10.2.1-groupler
and I think the current ver is 12. something or 13.
The updater can't see / find any of the updates.
I was wondering how to update from this to the latest version without wiping my system.
My android ver is 4.1 and no, I don't know how or if I can upgrade that higher as well...

Can anyone spoon-feed me what the hell I can do with this?

Anonymous 16/01/04(Mon)01:08 No. 22007 ID: df8db5

Why not wipe system?
What model is that device?
You can backup apps with TitaniumBackup, look on onhax dot net for the full apk

Anonymous 19/01/06(Sun)19:45 No. 22642 ID: a11044

Downloading APKs and installing them from random webpages is like running .exe files with Administrator privileges. Any script kiddie can turn the file into a trojan, and you've just backdoored your system!

F-Droid is a package repo with FOSS apps. You can find a lot there.

saging because 3 year old thread.

Anonymous 15/12/19(Sat)13:54 No. 21996 ID: 473029 [Reply]

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Forgive me if I am out of place, but could I get some help with my typewriter? The return button doesn't seem to work. It works okay, but it's hard to get the lines of text to line up without the return button.

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Anonymous 15/12/20(Sun)12:46 No. 21998 ID: 473029

How can I check the spring tension?
I'm sorry; I don't know how typewriters work.

Anonymous 15/12/20(Sun)16:10 No. 21999 ID: aa1d29

If you don't know how, don't try. You'll only distort the spring further. Take it to a watch repair shop if you can't find a specialist near you, they can normally deal with this sort of thing.

Anonymous 16/01/01(Fri)21:04 No. 22004 ID: 2d7f4c

1) aquire parts diagram
2) aquire tools
3) disassemble
4) clean
5) inspect
6) replace parts
7) reassemble

This is the process I've used to fix mechanical type things I've never had experience with otherwise.

Things like kitchen appliances,large house appliances,small gas motors for lawn equipment, printers and other office machines. All approached using the method above.

linux game Anonymous 15/11/25(Wed)15:18 No. 21977 ID: d6fa00 [Reply]

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how to install Don't Starve on ubuntu

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Anonymous 15/12/08(Tue)15:05 No. 21991 ID: 690149

Not nearly as mainstream as having a functional reading ability.

Anonymous 15/12/09(Wed)19:19 No. 21994 ID: 652784

No it works perfectly well on any Ubuntu flavour if you have Steam installed.

Anonymous 15/12/11(Fri)04:51 No. 21995 ID: 16a86e

SteamOS is just Valve's Ubuntu-based distro. It might be the only officially supported distro for lots of games, but it doesn't in any way mean it's the only distro a given game will run in, even more with Steam Runtime being a thing.

Anonymous 15/12/09(Wed)11:36 No. 21992 ID: 182bc9 [Reply]

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Sometimes when I download zipped game osts/albums/other things with what is supposed to be Japanese filenames, they look like this. It's kind of annoying. Is there any way I can fix this?

Anonymous 15/12/09(Wed)18:38 No. 21993 ID: 4ed8c4

Install and enable eastern fonts.

At the moment you've either not got them installed or the OS hasn't been told to actually use them

Remove OEM bios password Anonymous 15/11/19(Thu)21:33 No. 21971 ID: f02fa8 [Reply]

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I have an Acer Aspire V5-571P that stopped booting to windows one night when I lost power. When I turn it on it just keeps cycling "Diagnosing startup" and "Launching automatic repair" *restarts* looping over and over.

My first instinct was to go into the UEFI bios and set the boot order so I can just reinstall windows, but when I hit F2 to enter bios I get this shit. It asks me for a bios unlock code, gives me a hint, and after three tries it changes the "hint" to something else.

How do I remove / find the bios unlock code? I called acer but they want me to mail it to them AND pay $200.

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Anonymous 15/11/22(Sun)13:26 No. 21974 ID: d5946b

What about simply removing the CMOS battery? Wouldn't that wipe the password?

Anonymous 15/11/23(Mon)22:22 No. 21975 ID: 5a53ee

This isn't a BIOS password, this is a system lock because the BIOS password was entered incorrectly too many times. And besides, on everything except absolute shit-tier hardware they write the passwords to flash now. Remove the battery, password still remains. If you're really lucky there's a separate password clear jumper but most systems don't include them anymore, since businesses want to lock idiots from using their stolen hardware.

Anonymous 15/11/24(Tue)05:44 No. 21976 ID: a2408d

>on everything except absolute shit-tier hardware they write the passwords to flash
>Acer Aspire
Should still try it. There's no good reason not to.

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