Computer issue - Reboot and select proper boot device.

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Mr Fish, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    Hm.... Try to write this in the terminal:

    sudo parted /dev/sda

    This will enter the parted prompt, there enter:

    print
     
  2. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...I Remember...

    Sep 11, 2010
    Sorry it took a while, I had to unplug the router so I could plug in another external hard drive and move a bunch of files over to it.

    Anyway, I did the sudo parted /dev/sda and print:
    sda.png


    (edit)

    Anyway, so I usually buy stuff from cdon.com and I doubt I'll do differently for an SSD so I was wondering about the top three trending ones:

    http://cdon.se/hemelektronik/samsung-850-evo-basic-ssd-500gb-mz-75e500b-eu-p30464445
    http://cdon.se/hemelektronik/kingston-ssdnow-uv400-240gb-p37752797
    http://cdon.se/hemelektronik/corsair-force-series-le-240gb-2-5-p36463052

    Any good? The Corsair Force seems to be just like Samsung 850, just less space and cost far less money.

    I need an SSD that will be able to play triple a titles and if I have to buy a new one I want to get one that suits my tastes. Money isn't really a problem for me but I'd still rather not spend more than I have to for the kind of quality I need to run triple a titles.
     
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  3. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    Well, there is not much more checking one can do in a live session, since it's not possible to install additional software. The gparted tool says that the status of the disk is ok, the benchmark results seemed to be normal, so i'm not sure if some sections of the disk are damaged. If you will not try anything else on it, you could press on the cog-wheel icon again and try to format it to ntfs file system type.

    As for the new ssd, you can compare them here:

    http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Samsung-850-Evo-500GB-vs-Corsair-Force-LE-240GB/3477vsm42143

    And of course visit some tech forums to see what people have to say about them, there might be some caveats about an ssd that do not show up as information on these store websites.
     
  4. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...I Remember...

    Sep 11, 2010
    Anything else I could try before doing that? Formating is so... Final.

    Right-o.
     
  5. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    Not on a ubuntu live session. You could pm gustarballs1983 to ask about his proposed method with "Hiren's Boot CD".
     
  6. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...I Remember...

    Sep 11, 2010
    Right, I'll continue this tomorrow, spent enough time with this, I need 60cc of entertainment, stat!

    Thanks for your help by the way.
     
  7. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    Wirless dongles can be a pain in the ass on linux too, since the companies that produce them often don't really care much about linux. But! There are a number of them that work out of the gate, with not additional installation or configuration (at least with mainstream distributions like ubuntu, mint, fedora, manajro etc..).
     
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  8. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dark side in da houssah

    Nov 22, 2009
    It was actually a bit sketchy how the cell phone net stopped working, not fully sure how and why it happened. I was using USB-wire connection. I don't have a dongle, not sure if that would have solved it. The net connection provider recommended I get a new net stick and that I did.

    Win 10 is not horrible otherwise but I wouldn't mind getting on the Ubuntu-train. Too bad the open source office - software isn't quite similar to MS - stuff and I use that stuff quite a bit so not sure if I could do with OpenOffice or the other one I forget the name of.
     
  9. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    It's called libre office (open office is a dead project) and it's actually pretty good now, though i guess there are some obscure (or not obscure, depending on who you ask) features that are missing, but not enough that the entire police force in my country is trying it out, so to replace the ms office suite.

    As for windows, after the computer in my job started lagging after an update, and it's because of the windows update that is causing the memory leak, i hate it even more. If stuff breaks on linux, you mostly likely will be able to fix it, if stuff breaks on windows there is just no fucking way to know exactly what happened because the code is not open source and nobody knows for sure what the fuck it is doing. And it forcefully changes your settings after an update, or a restart - this is what you get for a paid product?
     
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  10. TorontRayne

    TorontRayne Super Model Plane Kit Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    Just run a dual boot.
     
  11. gustarballs1983

    gustarballs1983 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Oct 28, 2009
    @MutantScalper as of current the only open source office options would be: ApacheOpenOffice or LibreOffice there are some others too but not free or kept up to date..

    @Mr Fish
    Hiren's Boot CD is pretty much similar.. You find an .iso of it on the net, download it, (it's 'round 700MB so be carefull if sipping it on mobile data plan :p ) and then burn it to a cd or dvd in a cd/dvd burner. depending on a version of windows it might be nessecary to use additional cd/dvd burning software. try finding some free ones there's lots of them out there (be sure to download them from their home page and not some download hubs like download.com as download hubs usually have webshit attached to the install files.
    once you have the iso burned on the cd/dvd put it in the cd/dvd drive of the computer you want to boot it from set the proper bios boot order (dvd drive as first and rest later). boot it.

    You'll be welcomed with white letters on a black screen as with that ubuntu. but there are a lot more options here. first off i'd recomend to start memtest86+ and check if RAM is not faulty (it works automatically and on constant loop) there are on screen instructions as to how reboot.

    After reboot i'd recomend to stay off that xp mode i know it's tempting but you might not find it working very well instead boot that live linux.. once it's open it should mount all the drives automatically and You should be able to find your drives as hda hdb or hd1 hd2 i don't remember clearly but you can do it from MS explorer like interface. also there are usefull diagnostic tools on the desktop so you should check evrything out. format tools are the best under the sun as well. Whenever i've got problems formating some troublesome drive i reformat from this live linux distribution. as it was precisely made for the event of troubleshooting the entire pc.
     
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  12. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dark side in da houssah

    Nov 22, 2009
    Good knowledgeable folks on this thread. I don't feel like making another thread, thought I'd discuss about virus etc. protection here. Seems it's not just about protecting the computer from viruses, it's also about making the net browser 'invisible', protecting buying on the net, using net banks, etc. So a lot of issues. Recently got F-Secure's protection package, costs a little. Used to use Avast that was free.
     
  13. TorontRayne

    TorontRayne Super Model Plane Kit Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    If you want to stay invisible online you can always try out Tor or Tails too.
     
  14. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dark side in da houssah

    Nov 22, 2009
    Yes I know of Tor and the idea of anonymous browsing sounds very interesting. Not that I visit Mexican midget porn sites or something. It just seems that even average folks need to take net security seriously these days for whatever reason.

    I wish there was a 'Tor-version' of Mozilla Firefox.
     
  15. Buxbaum666

    Buxbaum666 Heterostructured Nanorod oTO Orderite

    Dec 5, 2003
    This is pure, unadulterated bullshit. Modern day SSDs will last for many, many years. There's no reason to think of them as less reliable as hard drives.
    SSD firmware will replace dead/dying cells with fresh ones from the overprovisioned area. Techreport.com did an endurance test for some models and all of them wrote at least 200TB with no issues at all, which is probably more than most of us will manage in a lifetime. One drive (Samsung 840 Pro) wrote 2.4 PetaByte and was still running, with no uncorrectable write errors.

    Assuming none of that is on C:, just pull out the HDD beforehand.
    Giving it to someone who knows what they're doing is definitely your best bet here. Judging by your posts you don't know nearly enough to be fucking around in BIOS and shit.

    This is literally meaningless. You don't need an SSD to play "tripe a titles" at all. The only influence an SSD has on games is that it takes less time to load all the data they need into your RAM. Meaning games will load faster and that's it.

    Harder than you'd think. Try this to see how unique your browser's finger print is.

    Tor Browser is based on a modified Firefox.
     
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  16. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...I Remember...

    Sep 11, 2010
    >_>
    Well if I want the best quality experience then wouldn't I want games to load faster?

    I got some pictures of vore in "latest downloads" and I got some search history in my Opera web browser in C: that I haven't cleared out, both of which would be on C:. The bulk of it was on E:. though and I have now removed it, so not too worreid about that stuff. Still, there's some things on C: I don't feel comfortable with being expose to others in day to day life.

    If by the end I don't have a choice but to let professionals handle it then I'll have to do it but that's the last thing I want to do. (And after I've fixed this damn thing I'm never using an expensive gaming PC for looking up weird porn ever again. Poor me, being cursed with such wicked lust and such foolish laziness)
     
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  17. Buxbaum666

    Buxbaum666 Heterostructured Nanorod oTO Orderite

    Dec 5, 2003
    It's a fine thing to want but it has no influence on actual in-game performance and it's not what you meant before. Needing something to actually run the games <> the games are just loading faster.

    Private browsing, dude.
    And this particular SSD seems kind of a weird choice for an expensive gaming PC, it's made mostly for laptops.
     
  18. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...I Remember...

    Sep 11, 2010
    Fair enough.

    What, you mean the one that came built into my desktop or the ones I listed as potential new ones?
     
  19. Buxbaum666

    Buxbaum666 Heterostructured Nanorod oTO Orderite

    Dec 5, 2003
    The Lite-On lmt-128l9m that was built-in. It's usually found in laptops.
     
  20. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...I Remember...

    Sep 11, 2010
    Could that have been a reason for it mucking up? I mean, I use that computer for pretty much everything and I'm anti-social so I spend most of my time at home in front of it. Could I have overloaded it or something like that? (man the further this thread goes on the more it dawns on me just how little I know of how computers and their parts work...)
     
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