Windows System Restore Works!

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  1. JZL

    JZL Ministry of Whack

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    I thought the system hdd for my HTPC was kaput, but alas, noper.

    The power went off in while I was out. Today is perfectly sunny. I blame Putin.

    I restarted the comp and it froze loading windows, then after a hard shutdown/restart I got a prompt to run windows repairs, which eventually suggested a System Restore restore, which actually worked!

    I'd recently updated because of meltdown and specter, so I had that goin' for me.

    Acronis back-up in progress . . .
  2. JZL

    JZL Ministry of Whack

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    New HDD ordered . . . for SAFETY!
  3. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    I like my raid 5 NAS. I keep my music on there, videos, backups of my phone pictures, and the downloads that I might need on other devices. This method has made it easy for me to wipe a computer and restore it quickly.
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    JZL Ministry of Whack

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    Interesting. Details?
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    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    https://www.synology.com/en-us/support/nas_selector
    I have a DS413j I'd probably get the DS418 now. I ran into a problem with cloudstation making like 20 backups of each file causing the NAS to fill up, I changed that number to 3 and it's working great now.
  6. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    I got a new HDD installed as a secondary, so I could use it for system images of the first HDD. Now if I get into heaps o trouble, I can just restore a system image, where I'd have had to do a reinstall before.
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    Miller Tweak Guru

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    Love the Synology NAS, have a 4tb RAID 5 setup at work, and I loaded XPEnology on an old computer here at home with a 12tb RAID 10 setup for home.
  8. MaesterB

    MaesterB King of the Wicker People

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    I just cloud everything nowadays. Yes, the corporate peeps have my information. But really, they have it in various ways anyhow.

    This way, when I wipe a PC, get a new phone, etc. I really don't have to worry about anything. Everything is available and at my fingertips.