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Old 19-04-19, 07:55 AM   #21
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Oh yeah, when the Windows disc is installed, it will try and boot then says inaccessible boot device.

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On the plus side at least you can access your files.

Re live sessions, I remember back in the day when I was first experimenting with Linux, the PCLinuxOS CD had an option to load a live session into RAM and it ran fast as a fast thing.
It used the "toram" boot parameter.
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Old 19-04-19, 11:12 AM   #23
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I am running the latest Ubuntu 64 bit. Computer is so much faster! I did some reading and apparently the last MS update bricked a lot of computers. My only option would be to reinstall Windows but right now I cannot be bothered. I can get online, surf, email and even play some of my Steam games.
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Old 19-04-19, 12:31 PM   #24
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Planned obsolesence is part of why PCs come with Windows installed.
PC companies are guaranteed repeat sales as the OS inevitably falls apart.

In July 2008 I took delivery of a laptop that had Vista installed.
Vista got wiped shortly afterwards.
It currently has Xubuntu on, has had an upgrade to an SSD and runs faster than it did when new.
Hate to think how much cash would have been required to keep up with hardware and OS upgrades in that time.

If your tower boots from an internal drive with Linux installed it may last you a good few years yet.

Is the mobo sata controller definitely goosed or is it the OS?
Could be a new Windows "security feature" - if it can't boot its safe...
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I have the Linux drive back on the Mobo so I'm guessing there is something wrong with the MBR at this point. The Win drive at this point is functional and I have salvaged all that I need at this point.
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