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Made a Windows recovery USB and booted from that....

Made a Windows recovery USB and booted from that.

Chose “Startup Repair” and got a msg that Startup repair could not repair the PC.

Did a command prompt and ran HDDScan which I had loaded on...
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Thanks. Disconnected the hard drive and memory...

Thanks. Disconnected the hard drive and memory card and reconnected - no change. Any other ideas?
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Hard Drive Fried?

Situation: A member of the family (was either my wife or me and I'm not allowed to say which!) got really impatient with a slow Toshiba laptop and gave it a few hard knocks on the side. Immediately...
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Thanks Pilot and Zorfdt - appreciate the input.

Thanks Pilot and Zorfdt - appreciate the input.
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PJmax - thanks - appreciate.

PJmax - thanks - appreciate.
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Thanks all - appreciate the input. Pilot - I was...

Thanks all - appreciate the input. Pilot - I was interested in brightness in terms of whether opinions were or not they are too dim as there is no way to change them (such as using a brighter bulb)...
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Halo 6" Recessed LED

We are thinking of installing these:
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Bob and zoesdad - thank you for all of the info...

Bob and zoesdad - thank you for all of the info and tips!
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Mine is 140 GB after subtracting the photos and...

Mine is 140 GB after subtracting the photos and video. My sons have a separate user account that takes about 500 MB. So not sure where all the other files are.

In any event, does not look like...
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785 MB deleted. So not much.

785 MB deleted. So not much.
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For those 4 folders, I show 1.73 TB of data. That...

For those 4 folders, I show 1.73 TB of data. That includes the 1 TB of videos and photos that I can move to a temp drive - so that leaves about 730 GB.

I have the Windows installation media on a...
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I am using approx 1.9 TB and have approx 1.9 TB...

I am using approx 1.9 TB and have approx 1.9 TB free. All remaining photos, video, docs and downloads are approx 1 TB. I can move those to a temp drive. That will leave approx 900 GB to...
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Right now I am using 1.9 TB. Photos and videos...

Right now I am using 1.9 TB. Photos and videos take up approx 1 TB. So I could move those to a temp drive and get down to approx 1 TB. That still leaves me 500 GB of "stuff" to move or delete. I...
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My drive is 3.8 TB and 178 GB can be shrunk. So I...

My drive is 3.8 TB and 178 GB can be shrunk. So I guess that's a start. Thanks for the info. What does it do exactly when it shrinks a volume? Does it compress data? If so, I probably won't do as...
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Hal - are you saying there is a way copy only the...

Hal - are you saying there is a way copy only the user accounts? If so, how exactly?

zoesdad - I have an old 1 TB HDD and an enclosure case that I can devote to a temp drive to transfer data. ...
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zoesdad: Maybe that would work. Once done,...

zoesdad: Maybe that would work. Once done, would I be able to combine all of the new partitions on the HDD back into one partition without losing anything?
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Zoesdad and Bob - thanks. I selected the big...

Zoesdad and Bob - thanks. I selected the big free part of the SSD to use and kept getting "Insufficient disk space". In the research I did, these aren't really "OS Migration" tools at all, but...
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Migrating Windows to an SSD

I installed a 500 GB internal SSD (M.2 SATA) directly to the motherboard of my desktop (Acer Aspire TC-780). That went smooth - disk is formatted and recognized by Windows.



I am trying to...
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Gotcha - thanks for all of the info.

Gotcha - thanks for all of the info.
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Thanks Bob. So for the wider cable, would I need...

Thanks Bob. So for the wider cable, would I need to purchase one? It would run to the power supply or where?

Thanks.
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It is the very slim one like in a laptop. Thanks...

It is the very slim one like in a laptop. Thanks for the tip - did not realize I could do that. Never use the DVD anyway.

So the SATA cable looks like it connects to only the small connection on a...
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Just to close this out Bob - I tried using the...

Just to close this out Bob - I tried using the cable to the DVD but it was smaller (not as many connections) as needed on the HDD.

At this point, I will prob just consider this experiment over....
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Thanks Dixie and Bob both!

Thanks Dixie and Bob both!
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Bob: I tried to install internally. I found...

Bob:

I tried to install internally. I found only one of the 2 clips that attaches to the HDD. See attached photo. The clip to the portion with the arrow is missing.

Dixie - thanks. I came...
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Crashandburn: Thanks. I can do the...

Crashandburn:

Thanks. I can do the initializing/formatting. But then I have 2 problems:

1. The system shows as 2 sep drives and I have not been able to merge these.
2. The much bigger...
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