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Message started by Felix/FFDS on 3rd May, 2012 at 8:09pm

Title: S.m.a.r.t. data Repai ... NOT!
Post by Felix/FFDS on 3rd May, 2012 at 8:09pm
Main computer got hit with the S.M.A.R.T. Datas repair malware/virus, so it's in the shop  (I don't trust myself with that deep troubleshooting - especiaslly after I ended up reformatting and reloading my HD after trying to troubleshoot a non-functioning laser printer.. (changing the toner cartridge fixed the problem that time).  Fortunately, I fired up the iPad(2) and identified the problem before I started doing serious damage.

Oh yeah, this happened right after McAfee Anti Virus had updated itself.   

I should consider myself lucky.  This is the first time I get any nastiness, and it could have been worse!

Title: Re: S.m.a.r.t. data Repai ... NOT!
Post by Fr. Bill on 9th May, 2012 at 12:25pm
Ouch! Fortunately for me thus far I've not had any form of virus infect any of my computers...

...of course, since I just said this outloud, now I'm probably doomed!  ;D

Title: Re: S.m.a.r.t. data Repai ... NOT!
Post by Felix/FFDS on 9th May, 2012 at 7:36pm
Got it cleaned up and (re)testing the waters.

Am getting the video freeze on some graphics programs (FSDS/ Sketchup) so am taking it slow...


Title: Re: S.m.a.r.t. data Repai ... NOT!
Post by Au-MaV on 9th May, 2012 at 11:46pm
Sounds like a new pooter in your future Felix :)
Im sick of the google redirect virus,I seem to get a ver of it ever few mths no idea where from.......I now just clonezilla the whole partition every couple of weeks,then restore the image when I get a virus...Ive wasted far to much of my time trying to kill/clean em :D
Wozza
 

Title: Re: S.m.a.r.t. data Repai ... NOT!
Post by Felix/FFDS on 10th May, 2012 at 11:27am

Au-MaV wrote on 9th May, 2012 at 11:46pm:
Sounds like a new pooter in your future Felix :)


Have been thinking about that.  Current main PC is over six years old (pre-Vista).  HAve been thinking about one of the All-In-Ones with touch screen ...  but the problem is if something goes wrong, the whole thing has to go back to the shop...


Quote:
I now just clonezilla the whole partition every couple of weeks,then restore the image when I get a virus..
 


"..and how do you do that ??" said the technologically challenged Inspector.

Title: Re: S.m.a.r.t. data Repai ... NOT!
Post by Au-MaV on 10th May, 2012 at 9:52pm
Hi Felix
Download the latest clonezilla iso
Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register

if you dont have a iso burning software try image burn
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use image burn to burn the conezilla image onto a dvd or cd
when finished and you want to back up just place the dvd/CD in the drive make sure you have boot from cd as your first boot drive then start the system ...
Just follow the prompts most of the defaults will be fine

you will be prompted for a backup drive it has to be a different drive from the main one, I use an external usb drive,You can save just a single partion or the whole drive.Just be careful when selecting the different drives ;)
It sounds complicated but its not, just read the prompts carefully.
Only real limitation is you cant restore a image to a partion or drive smaller than source drive...
Cheers
Wozza
    


Title: Re: S.m.a.r.t. data Repai ... NOT!
Post by Felix/FFDS on 10th May, 2012 at 10:03pm
Thanks... will read into it.


I had to put my old(er) PC to sleep today.  Motherboard finally gave up the ghost.  At least I've recovered the hard drives (2x80MB, so wow!)... 

So, conceivably, I can still setup FSDS 1.3, 2, FS SCenery Deisgner (bet few of you remember that short lived FSDS variant, AD2000, AD2002... and sundry others...


Title: Re: S.m.a.r.t. data Repai ... NOT!
Post by Au-MaV on 10th May, 2012 at 10:10pm
lol 2X80 meg hd Ive got sd cards bigger than those :D
Ive got one of these Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register
think it still works but its used as a door stop these days :)

Title: Re: S.m.a.r.t. data Repai ... NOT!
Post by mariopilot on 22nd May, 2012 at 9:46am
AD2000 and AD2002, brings back lots of memories... one model I built there back in 2003 still refuses to die...!

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