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About skinbin

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  • Birthday 1997-03-05


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    Intel i7-2600 @ 3.5GHz
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    Nvidia GTX 560Ti
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    2TB Seagate HDD
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    Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio
  • Operating System
    Windows 7 SP1

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  1. Change file type RAW to NTFS

    Sorry this is my bad I forgot to mention that if I plug in the old HDD before booting, it lets me log in as normal and then windows boots into a black screen with nothing but a cursor (even if changing the boot order in the bios). And if I plug it after booting and logging in as normal, then it makes my system freeze up and doesnt show up in explorer or disk manager, but does in device manager. I got it to show up in disk manager once, but I dont know what I did to get it to but this is the only reason I know its RAW. Is running chkdsk still my best option here? EDIT: Please note that I dont need this drive anymore, only ideally the files on it; so if returning to NTFS from RAW is not possible the please direct me in how to recover files off it instead. Thanks again.
  2. My laptop recently packed up, and after some troubleshooting I discovered it was the HDD causing the issues. I have since replaced it with an SSD and everything with the laptop is now fine (better!). I decided to plug it into my desktop to attempt to recover as much of the data off it as possible. It appears the old drive's file type is now RAW and not NTFS. Though I cannot use TestDisk or Recuva or any other programmes similar to try and recover any of my data, and instead plugging in the hard drive locks up the system instead and nothing responds until I unplug the drive again; at which point everything loads. To cut a long story short, anything else worth me trying before calling it quits and it being a lost drive? Thanks.
  3. Hiding taskbar when window maximised

    I don't want this just for Chrome, I want it system wide for every window. I'm well aware of Googling, and I have extensively hence why I'm posting here.
  4. Hiding taskbar when window maximised

    Yes I understand the concept is the same as fullscreen, but for example fullscreening Chrome will hide the open tabs, url and bookmarks bar - I want all these to still be displayed. I'll definitely take a look into that janky solution aha thanks man!
  5. It is possible to hide the taskbar when a window is maximised, but to show the taskbar when on the desktop? To clarify, I don't mean using F11 or turning on auto-hide to do this, rather the window automatically be over the taskbar when it is maximised. I am more than happy with registry edits, or installing modifications etc. to achieve this if its not possible with a simple settings change (tho I don't think it is as I've looked extensively). Thanks
  6. Ah perfect! So just create bootable media as normal and I'm off?
  7. So I updated to Windows 10 from Windows 8 on my laptop a while back during the free update period. Recently however my laptop has been running sluggishy and just has generally a lot of crap on it after a few years of use so I'd like to reinstall Windows. However I'm worried that in doing so I'll potentially return to Windows 8 as that will be the stored key in the BIOS. So my question is will I be okay to reinstall windows and safely return to Windows 10. If so would creating a bootable USB or doing it via settings be a better option? Thanks
  8. Cloning a HDD to a smaller SSD

    I think I'll just go with a fresh install if I decide go to ahead with this then, it has the added benefit of getting rid of all the bloatware and other crap that I haven't gotten round to uninstalling aha
  9. Cloning a HDD to a smaller SSD

    Yeah I had seen those when I was looking at the sort of money I'd be spending for this upgrade, and found a bundle with a 120GB Kingston SSD with an 'upgrade bundle kit and adapter' for only £10 more. By the sounds of it that would be the much simpler route to go then.
  10. Cloning a HDD to a smaller SSD

    Updated to Windows 8.1, but yes. So if I were to go ahead with the upgrade to an SSD, I just need to create a bootable USB drive and perform a clean install onto it once it was swapped out with the HDD? I've only done a clean install onto the same HDD once before so I'm a little new to all this aha
  11. Cloning a HDD to a smaller SSD

    I'd be comfortable with doing a clean install, the only problem with doing so is the laptop didn't come with the Windows product key or the the disc.
  12. I bought a notebook (ASUS S400C) a little over a year ago to go alongside my main PC to use for simple web browsing and word processing for university while I wasn't at home. I've decided I want to upgrade the HDD to an SSD, but I don't have the cash (or the need, having only used a little over 53GB of space in the whole time I've had it) to get a 500GB SSD to match the 500GB HDD I have currently. I was thinking of just going with a 120GB SSD since this'll be plenty for me. Is this going from 500GB to 120GB going to be relatively easily achievable? Thanks
  13. Help removing a virus or some-sort

    Fantastic! AdwCleaner detected a couple of bad registry entries and deleted them and that seems to have fixed it perfectly. Thanks for your help everyone
  14. Help removing a virus or some-sort

    Nope, but I'll try it now. If that doesnt work then I'll just delete the registry entry and hope for the best I guess aha
  15. Help removing a virus or some-sort

    I pirated it as a demo, yes, then I bought a legit copy about 20 minutes after testing how well it ran on my system. I pirated it last Sunday and have been playing the legit copy for the whole week, but the problem only occurred yesterday (6 days after the pirated version was uninstalled). I only mentioned Farcry because that post did. Obviously its a likely candidate for the root of my problem, just seems weird that it look almost a week to show itself. Anyway, is just deleting that registry entry a good or bad idea?