Estam

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  1. Running TradeStation, an older but good real-time charting software program and am starting to get an error message mentioning "Out of Global Memory during FReAlloD at 1045". Can anyone tell me what Global Memory is? Toshiba Laptop AMD Dual core M300 3 Gig Ram XP Pro SP3 Appreciate any help, thanks.
  2. As mentioned I installed XP with graphics, audio and wlan and works well. But I am unable to adjust the screen brillance. Any suggestions please.....
  3. I downloaded the Linux ver and am running it now under knoppix I will post the log on completion Many thanks
  4. Maybe I'm not sure now to do this then, sorry...... I downloaded the latest TestDisk 6.14 and unZipped. I have a Hard Drive that boots up to a black screen with a cursor at top right.
  5. Yes your correct, all seems understandable until you end up wiping everything out. I had to put my thinking hat on here, I have a hard drive that doesn't run windows so I looked around the TestDisk site and noticed a LIVE CD option then noticed Knoppix on the list. I had Knoppix 7.0 Live CD and it mentioned the TestDisk was already installed. I followed the instructions, entered Admin mode and entered fdisk and selected the fdisk -l Below are the results from the LX Terminal and of course I can run any other tests you require. Please note the Astrix beside the /dev/sda2 root@Microknoppix:/home/knoppix# fdisk -l omitting empty partition (6) Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes 255 heads, 63 secotors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0xd65316el Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 2048 312561663 156279808 f W95 Ext'd (LBA) /dev/sda2 * 159750423 239625539 39937558 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda3 312561664 312580095 9216 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda5 4096 159750143 79873024 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT Just noticed all my TABS have diapered except when I hit Edit.
  6. Thanks for the read Jaclaz. To answer Ponch: I had used GParted to move the Extended Partition to expose the second unallocated partition then increased the size of the first unallocated partition to 79Gig. I tried installing Win XP SP2 and after formatting NTFS and installing the set up files it failed to reboot and went back to the beginning of the install. I ran GParted and now I have one unallocated partition 149Gig with warning stating that "Can't have overlapping partitions" I'm not quite sure what happened to the other partitions so I ran BartPE and ran "Diskinternals Partition Recovery 2.7" and ran it from the CD. Launched the trial version and these were the results: Hard Disk Drives C: (Charts) 38.09 Gb NTFS D: 76.17 GB NTFS F: 9.00 Mb NTFS Unallocated space (NT_Mapped_File B at end) 31.92 Gb Unallocated space (ST9160310AS in the middle) 34.78 Gb Physical Drives NT_Mapped_File B 31.92 Mb ST9160310AS 149.05 Gb Going back to the "Partition Recovery 2.7 terminal I double clicked on the C: (Charts) and ran a program that showed approx. 20 Gb of my deleted data. If I could copy that over to a usb drive I would remove the partitions and reinstall Windows. The problem I'm having is Diskinternals will only allow me to copy over 1 Gb and requires a license costing $139 to recover the balance. I was under the impression if was free for home use. I am looking forward to any help you can offer, Many thanks.....
  7. Thanks for the read Jaclaz. I had used GParted to move the Extended Partition to expose the second unallocated partition then increased the size of the first unallocated partition to 79Gig. I tried installing Win XP SP2 and after formatting NTFS and installing the set up files it failed to reboot and went back to the beginning of the install. I ran GParted and now I have one unallocated partition 149Gig with warning stating that "Can't have overlapping partitions" I'm not quite sure what happened to the other partitions so I ran BartPE and ran "Diskinternals Partition Recovery 2.7" and ran it from the CD. Launched the trial version and these were the results: Hard Disk Drives C: (Charts) 38.09 Gb NTFS D: 76.17 GB NTFS F: 9.00 Mb NTFS Unallocated space (NT_Mapped_File B at end) 31.92 Gb Unallocated space (ST9160310AS in the middle) 34.78 Gb Physical Drives NT_Mapped_File B 31.92 Mb ST9160310AS 149.05 Gb Going back to the "Partition Recovery 2.7 terminal I double clicked on the C: (Charts) and ran a program that showed approx. 20 Gb of my deleted data. If I could copy that over to a usb drive I would remove the partitions and reinstall Windows. The problem I'm having is Diskinternals will only allow me to copy over 1 Gb and requires a license costing $139 to recover the balance. I was under the impression if was free for home use. I am looking forward to any help you can offer, Many thanks.....
  8. This has been an interesting project, I need to learn more regards to partitions. As mentioned the partitioning using the WinXP install disk it's fairly straight forward but ends up being complicated. Looking at the 4 partition installation I can understand the "Primary" which holds the boot file etc but when setting up the other three ............why the need for the "Extended" partition that holds the other three logical partitions? I suppose my question is why the extended and what is it's use? Would GPartEd use the same procedure? Following your procedure above I was able to set up a partition of around 79G but was unable to install WinXP. The WinXP formatted and copied over the set up files but failed the first re-boot. The laptop shut down and on restart it just sat there with a black screen with cursor blinking in top left corner.
  9. Thanks for your help. There are not many options using Win XP install disk when partitioning and formatting. The install of XP on each partition give a menu at start up to choose between CDE or F to work with. I have Gparted running and have six lines. unallocated - unallocated - 38.09 /dev/sda2 - extended 110.95 - iba unallocated - unallocated 38.09 /dev/sda5 - ntfs 38.09 - 35.14 used /dev/sda6 - ntfs 34.78 - 23.88 used unallocated - unallocated 10.34 The first and third lines I would like to combine but I only get the Resize/Move to appear on the extended partition. Is this where I would make a larger partiton from and what size would I use to maximize the partition? Again, Many thanks for you help
  10. Again, Many thanks for you help
  11. Wrote: ..........So you mean C and D we're not contiguous ? That is not standard situation so we couldn't guess. Not quite sure? ........When I Originally installed Win XP Pro SP2 from the CD I arranged to Partition the hard drive using the software that came with the m/s disk. 4 Partitions each formatted and installed Windows XP on each. This is the only way this poor boy could figure this stuff out :-)) I am totally going to take you advice and download a copy of GPartEd and see how I can save the day or it won't be a big deal to start over again. I'm sure running GPartEd will show me the way it should have been done. Many thanks for your help, I'm sure we'll speak again......
  12. Thanks for the reply, sorry about that, I was reading from the status bar and when installing a fresh copy of XP it installs the necessary files it needs to continue then the status bar mentions "Starting Windows" then the next window is the Partition selection etc. Of course, as you mentioned it's not starting Windows it's just their poorly worded terminology. Yes, I deleted C: & D: leaving two unpartitioned spaces also leaving the E: & F: intact. Running the XP disk I am not sure how to combine the two unpartitioned spaces. Any pointers please, Many thanks....
  13. Hi everyone, I have 160g HD with 4 (40g) partitions. I purchased XP Pro many years ago and started windows from the CD and deleted C: and the D: so now I have two un-formatted partitions. The E: and F: partitions are untouched and need to keep them as they contain a business programs. Question how can I combine my C: (39002) and my D: (39002) and make a partition of 79000. Many thanks for any assistance. ....Dave
  14. Re-installed graphics drivers fix problem....
  15. Thanks Jadaz, I had a few friends suggest where to post this question as I wasn't getting any response and some times it's the way you pose the question that confuses everyone and no one replies. I have been going around with this problem for too long now and it's too bad as it is a very nice laptop. I am going to take your advice and try install the video driver files, I will report back as this may help others. ........Dave