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new problem: File permissions on an old hard drive...

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by will., 15 Feb 2007.

  1. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    Not one to start random threads I'm doing some good old fashioned recycling.

    Anyway, I have a teeny problem that might get to be a slightly bigger problem by friday.

    I've purchased a really cheap and nasty hard drive enclosure of dabs.com and I'm using it to stick my old hard drives into from my old PC and transfer files that I need across to the new PC. In theory this is the easiest way and I get an external hard drive out of it.... In practice though its turning out to be a complete pain.

    Nearly every file has permission settings that stop me from doing pretty much anything to the files apart from look at the icons.

    Is there a way to just blanket remove all permissions from everything on that hard drive. I don't care if that breaks XP (which is installed on the hdd) as I plan on getting a nerdy linux person I know to turn it into a web server anyway so everything I don't transfer off is getting deleted anyway.

    Any thoughts?

    I'm about to start updating my pc, I'm always getting random beeps and crazy **** happening on my pc and being a complete retard when it comes to all the really complicated stuff I might was well start this thread and just use it every time something breaks... :D

    Well, something broke :p

    I've just put in 2 gig of ram (4 x 512) they are both dual channel and in the correct slots. Everything boots up fine and its nice and quick in windows and then suddenly I get a tick noise from my motherboard (or something in that area) and everything just freezes. No weird noises or anything (apart from the ticking noise when it first happens)

    If I take 2 of the sticks out it works fine again...

    My troubleshooting has determined that its either:

    My power supply
    Having 2 sets of dual channel RAM that are not the same model (both corsair but slightly different)
    Some random setting in my bios that i have no idea about...

    :wallbash:

    Its doubly annoying that before it freezes everything runs so nicely.. Its like my pc is teasing me with niceness only to snatch it away from me in fits of evil giggles.
     
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  2. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Hmm... Check the RAM timings to make sure they're not too tight for one set. It helps if we know which mobo you have too, some of them can be really funny with 4-sticks of RAM in them.

    Try resetting the CMOS to make sure there isn't a mischevious auto-BIOS setting somewhere that's having a 'mare. :thumb:
     
  3. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    hmmm, I just had a search on google for what you suggested, and it seems like using 4 sticks with anything other than the highest socket 939 processors can cause problems...

    I might have to invest in some new ram then :p
     
  4. krimson

    krimson What's a Dremel?

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    you could try memtest to double check that your ram doesnt have something goofy going on with it
     
  5. oasked

    oasked Stuck in (better) mud

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    Are you sure its running at 2t?
     
  6. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    need to set ram to t2 as said

    may even need to drop the speed down to 166 dependsing how old the cpu is
     
  7. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    Roite!

    Next problem:

    I've got new headphones, they are very good, however, I've just stuck a dvd in and I can hear the damn thing through the headphones... I can actually hear the speed of the disc. The faster it goes the higher pitched it gets.

    Is there any way to stop that? Its really irritating...
     
  8. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    Bumpity bump bump.

    Ignore all the old posts above this one, just read the first post.
     
  9. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Something like a linux live cd will ignore file permissions as though they were flies ;)
     
  10. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    NTFS drives will probably seen as read-only.

    NTFS (and Samba) support on a live-CD? Uck! Tell me if you find one that does. :thumb:
     
  11. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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  12. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    Well you learn something new every day!

    You would not believe the amount of time I spent messing around recompiling Damn Small...
     
  13. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    NTFS and Samba support are common these days.
     
  14. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    Yeah, I've not messed with LiveCDs for a couple of years now.
     
  15. krimson

    krimson What's a Dremel?

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    doesnt the new ubuntu have full on ntfs support, even on the live cd?
     

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