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  1. Infinite Alert Hoax/Call this Number Scam

    curious but why not just use an addon to stop java scripts in the first place, also not sure about the idea of calling those numbers to try and take up their time and force them out of business. easiest thing for them to do is make their phone numbers a premium number where they get paid a certain amount of money every time it's called and the longer you're on it the more money they get..
  2. Need help installing drivers for R9 280 vid card

    ok. how you getting on? see if this link helps :- https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=229229
  3. Need help installing drivers for R9 280 vid card

    to be honest dickster, unless you're having issues with the default open source driver i never bother installing amd's own drivers any more, i do install nvidia's own drivers though.
  4. Win10 boots to black screen w/curser

    good idea dickster sorry i was of no help.
  5. Win10 boots to black screen w/curser

    try this on first boot when it gets to black screen with cursor, press WIN+P keys, tap down arrow key once then tap enter. with luck you will now see the desktop as normal. i think the issue may have something to do with windows thinking you have more than 1 monitor connected and is displaying on the wrong one, doing the above will tell windows to display on both screens in duplicate mode. you may have to try tapping down arrow key twice for extended desktop if once didn't work. when you can see the desktop i'd download and run intels update software and then i'd update the graphics drivers with luck that will stop the issue. here's a link with steps to follow for trouble shooting black screen :- https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-hardware/black-screen-after-upgrading-to-windows-10/cf3b4559-67d8-40e0-9cf2-ebf4528e1e78
  6. Any of you SUSE users seen this??

    nope never seen such a thing. this might explain why you got such a warning though. :- https://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php/449095-what-has-happened-to-my-zypper
  7. Replacing an HDD 3.5" USB 3.0 Enclosure

    glad to help. just sorry we couldn't get to 100% of the files being seen in windows, even though they are still on the drive somewhere.
  8. Replacing an HDD 3.5" USB 3.0 Enclosure

    not really but you never know. yes afraid so, you'll have to find them on the backup drive and copy them to this drive. i should have noticed the size of drive and because it was over 2tb should have at least checked things with efi gpt first before suggesting you go ahead and rebuild the mbr. i think things could have still been salvageable even then, but after chkdsk ran and made changes to the mft/files it was then i think things got to a point where we were never going to be able to get everything 100% back to how things were., but we tried anyway. as a last resort run chkdsk on it now and see if it does anything.
  9. Replacing an HDD 3.5" USB 3.0 Enclosure

    no i don't think you did anything wrong, i just decided to not try that route and thought the best you're going to get is what you have now with a single 3tb partition and what files you have on it now. if we made a mistake, it was way back at the beginning when we rebuilt the mbr after analysing the drive with intel instead of efi gpt and then ran chkdsk and it made changes to the files/mft. so to sum up i think what you have now is the best you are going to get. because of the partition starting at 40 you might want to use some software to make sure the drive is aligned but apart from that i don't think there is anything else to do. drive alignment :- https://www.partitionwizard.com/help/align-partition.html if you want to see if we can get all your files back, then in last screenshot choose repair mft and see what it shows, post screenshot.
  10. Replacing an HDD 3.5" USB 3.0 Enclosure

    no you shouldn't need to do anything else. the drive should show in windows and be useable with all/most of your data on it just like when it was in the old enclosure.
  11. Replacing an HDD 3.5" USB 3.0 Enclosure

    what it shows as raw again in windows? it should have been showing as a 3Tb(about 2.7TB) drive with an empty single partition on it after you did the quick format. ok, i don't understand why it's showing as raw still but never mind. lets bite the bullet and write the partition and files testdisk found to the drive. so analyse efi gpt, quick search, etc until you get here :- then write. now when you look at the drive in windows it should show 1 partition with your data on it.
  12. Replacing an HDD 3.5" USB 3.0 Enclosure

    what do you see if you hit type? at the moment i'm not sure if it's best to just write the files it found and listed to the drive or try and see if it can find the original mft and repair that. i'd be a lot happier just writing the files it found if the partition started at 2048 instead of 40, does it look like all your files are there? if so then this might be best option and just write that partition table and filesystem to the drive. you might have some work still to do like search your backup files for the data that's 0kb in size and copy it back to the drive but it should now show in windows as a 3TB drive with most of your data there and useable.
  13. Replacing an HDD 3.5" USB 3.0 Enclosure

    yes caintry. type p to see if it lists your files, post screenshot, then go back and hit continue, post screenshot. start testdisk again and this time instead of analysing the drive click on the advanced option and post screenshot, choose boot and post screenshot, choose repair mft and post screenshot.
  14. Replacing an HDD 3.5" USB 3.0 Enclosure

    if i remember correctly in disk management you just right click on the partitions you want to change (same way you resized the 2TB) then click on delete until all the drive shows as free space. then right click on it and click new partition then follow instructions to create 1 new partition using all the space. once that's done and it shows up as a single 3tb drive in windows use testdisk to analyse the drive (efi gpt) and post a screenshot of what it shows. then do a quick search and post a screenshot of that too, then we'll see where we go from there.
  15. Replacing an HDD 3.5" USB 3.0 Enclosure

    doesn't really make a lot of difference between /r and /f, only real difference is r will check for bad sectors where f won't, so r can take hrs where f doesn't take that long. as long as H is the correct drive then yes chkdsk /r H: or chkdsk /f H: will do.