After Windows 7/8.1/10 changes drive letters for USB flash drives backups fail

Follow Us Backups fail after Windows 7/8.1/10 changes drive letters for USB flash drives Often backups fail if Windows changes the drive letter of a USB flash drive that was used to create the backup. This makes subsequent backups fail. If you use USB flash drives to store backups, you might have discovered that Windows…

PC/computer hardware diagnostic flowcharts

Follow Us Using diagnostic flowcharts to diagnose and fix hardware problems with PC components As you can see from looking at any of the diagnostic flowcharts made available from the following link, there are no photo-illustrations or explanations of basic computer functions. The intended audience is the hobbyist or technician who already has some experience…

How to make sure that an SSD drive is set up optimally in Windows 7 & 8.1 & 10 to increase its limited lifespan

Follow Us Solid-state drives (SSDs) are increasingly being used instead of hard disk drives, or in combination with them, on desktop and laptop PCs. Windows is usually installed on the much faster SSD that boots the system extremely quickly and a high-capacity, slower hard disk drive is used for storage. SSDs have no moving parts,…

PC/Computer gives a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD, tracked down to the hard disk drive by using chkdsk, which said that the C: drive was in the RAW format and the disk could not be checked

Follow Us PROBLEM: My desktop computer with a new 1TB hard disk drive and is running Windows XP Professional, The C: drive containing Windows is 100GB and the rest of the disk is partitioned as drive D: which is used for storage. Both partitions are formatted to use the NTFS file system. The PC was…