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Old 05-08-2008, 03:17 PM   #11
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Hmmm. I wonder... could I take out the old drive, install it in an enclosure and then copy data from it to my laptop?
With one of these, you don't even need an enclosure. I use mine all the time, it's incredibly handy.

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Old 05-08-2008, 10:26 PM   #12
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With one of these, you don't even need an enclosure. I use mine all the time, it's incredibly handy.

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That is cool. I need me one of those.
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Old 05-09-2008, 01:35 AM   #13
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Well, I finally got my system up and running again by doing a repair with my Windows Re-install CD. Before that, though, I did get a hard drive enclosure and backed up my HD to another HD.

Then I got a bonus. I found an old 40 gig drive in the attic and put in in the enclosure. It should be good for transferring large files from one computer to another. I don't know if I trust it for backups, though. I don't know how long it will last.

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Old 05-09-2008, 02:37 PM   #14
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Apparently, you're not the only person having trouble with SP3.

http://tech.slashdot.org/tech/08/05/09/1258229.shtm

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Old 05-09-2008, 04:18 PM   #15
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http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

It has many many utilities that should be able to help you out.
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Old 05-09-2008, 10:44 PM   #16
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so a hard disk scan reported errors on your drive? that would be hardware failure, not the OS. chances are the installation of Sp3 caused you to start using sectors on the drive that are damaged.

I'm with cubbies...install a new hard drive and a fresh Windows install, then slave the old drive up and get all your data off of it now. a new drive might even come with some utilities to scan the suspect drive. I think Seagate retail drives come with such a utility.

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If the drive HAS gone bad, don't forget to check it's serial number on the manufacturer's website. Nearly all new drives have at least a three year warranty, and in my experience they are quickly replaced with no fuss at all. Usually, I get a bigger drive in return!

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Old 05-16-2008, 06:35 PM   #18
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SP3 has since been updated to correct for this problem. Do a search at Microsoft for it.

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Old 05-16-2008, 07:55 PM   #19
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OK, so my home PC did start having issues after installing SP3. IE7 started running extremely slow, even to the point of locking up the whole system. Once it got in this state I had to hold ctrl-alt-del to get the task list to eventually come up, and kill the iexplore task manually. If I was able to get the IE7 closed using the top right X, the iexplore task would stay resident in memory and slow the system.

After taking the time to dig around some more I found an app called searchglow that was the culprit. It's part of the Microsoft Live toolbar, and after removing the Live toolbar the problem went away. That toolbar worked before SP3, but it was broken afterwards. I haven't tried loading it again.

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Old 05-16-2008, 09:38 PM   #20
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I really wish I didn't need winduhs for testing. I have all of the automatic update features shut off and it still does updates!

Anyone know how to shut the damned reminders (firewall, updates, internet) that keep popping up? I'd trust a pile of cow-pies for security before MS software.

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