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I'm having computer issues. Dare I say a subscription.
#31
Monitor got stuck in power saving mode and the desktop was slow to come up. I don't know if it's just "playing games and videos makes it derp easily" but it seems to be leaning that way.
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#32
Upgraded the drivers but that hasn't seemed to help much. I might have something in the works but it's probably not going to be a notable jump.
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#33
Windows update did something and now the monitor gets no signal. Still online with my other gizmos but tons of stuff on there. Local tech guy is supposed to call in but It might not be worth it to replace the card etc
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#34
Got a couple more things to try over the weekend but otherwise next week might be spent taking the hard drive out.
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#35
So here's an annoying one. My Seagate external hard drive isn't letting me access files on it anymore. I can see it in My Computer, I can see the folders and I can see the files in the folders, but anytime I try to click on a file (and some folders behave this way too) I get this long "Loading" progress bar in Windows Explorer that lasts for several minutes and then eventually just stops moving. I tried looking up solutions on the GOOGALL but as usual it ws a bunch of "Have you tried unplugging it and plugging it back in?" bullshit along with stuff that was so convoluted it didn't make any sense.
I have tried the "Safely Eject Hardware" option and plugging the USB into different ports with no changes. I tried "scan hard drive for issues" and it came up with "No problems found". I'm guessing some file or other is corrupted on there and causing the problems, but I don't have enough Tech know-how to understand or fix any of this. It sucks because EVERYTHING I have done or saved video wise is on this external drive. All my Hugs N Bunnies stuff, music, pro-caster recordings, saved Youtube Videos, Beavis and Butt-head, Sifl and Olly, everything.
Has anyone had a similar experience that could help me save 8 years worth of stuff I'd rather not lose?
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#36
This may sound stupid, but try it on different computers and see if there's any difference.

Also, you could try replacing the USB cable (if such a thing is possible on your setup).
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#37
I have certain devices(PS3 pad, for instance) that don't function properly unless plugged into a certain USB slot.

Other than that and what Vermin said, if you're still having issues the only other thing I can think of is that you could ask a specialist, but I believe that's a rather expensive endeavour.
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#38
I know it's a bit late, but something to think aboot, since I got one on Saturday and spent all weekend backing all my shit up, and that might be a Bluray writer. People might say optical discs are on the way out, but honestly, you can't beat them for reliability, and if the drive fails you still have all your discs.

At 25gb a regular disc(you can get 50gb and 100gb ones, but those are well expensive, like the 50gbs are around $4-5 a disc) and coming in at around a dollar each if you buy decent ones, with the drive being aboot $90, with American prices usually being a bit cheaper, you could get a good backup solution for pretty cheap going. Hell, with extra software, you can make BRMDs, which hold aboot 6 hours of footage at 1080p with it going up the lower your res, you can watch all your fourite stuff on your game console.
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#39
If it's a specific file/folder you might be able to copy the rest onto another drive. But even then it will probably start fading to read after a while.
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#40
Ok today I finally had a chance to try it on another computer. I was able to access it and play a video. Sigh of relief, I unhooked it and hooked it back to my computer, tried going to the same video and click on it and it played. So I went back to the folder that I had been trying to access when all this started last week and, sure enough, it stalled and wouldn't load up even after waiting for like ten minutes. I immediately stopped it and tried to restart the comp, but then the computer stalled and wouldn't log off so I had to hard reset and do a system restore, which failed the first time around and it auto started into Start UP repair, which did work.
So the computer is back up now and I can see the external hard drive folder, I got my old Playlist of Beavis And Butthead, George CArlin, GTA radio and TV, etc to work and am fairly certain I can narrow my issues down to that one folder, which basically contains zipped/.RNR files of a bunch of videos from over the years and my last couple of Procaster recordings. The only thing I can figure is that the last Procaster recording I made, which was basically just a throwaway test of something that didn't work out, went wrong somehow, but that's purely guessing. Don't know what to do at this point as I'm afraid to even touch that folder now, even to try and delete it (which I don't want to do as the existing zips and such go back a long time and are pretty much irreplaceable).
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