Go Back   Scale 4x4 R/C Forums > In General > Pigpen of Miscellany
Make payments with PayPal - it's fast, free and secure!

Pigpen of Miscellany This is the place to discuss anything you like that does not deal with R/C.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #20251  
Old 10-25-2018, 10:36 AM
Ragnarok's Avatar
Ragnarok Ragnarok is offline
In the future GEESE will be rocket powered!!!
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Out of Range
Posts: 11,396
Member Number: 88
B/S/T Feedback: (0)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thorsteenster View Post
If you haven't done this yet, you can switch from RAID to AHCI without reinstall with 10. I found it on Google after my workstation died and trying to find another computer with RAID to boot my drive. You set it to start in safe mode, reboot, change BIOS to AHCI while rebooting, go into safe mode, disable safe mode, then reboot again. If it works, Bob's your uncle. Here's what I followed:
https://triplescomputers.com/blog/un...hci-operation/
I'm running Windows 7 Pro, so it's a little different. I do appreciate the advice just the same. It's not a big deal anymore - I just reinstalled it. I finally got back to working on this computer this week. I'm attempting Hackintoshificationabulanism™ again. I have a few things figured out that I was doing wrong, so it should be less of a challenge. I'm also putting a Gigabyte GT 1030/2GB low profile, single width GPU in this thing. It's plenty for emulation, up to and including Sony PS2, Sega Dreamcast, Nintendo GameCube. Along with it I picked up a Sony PS4 DualShock 4 controller (but no Sony PS4…). All of that arrives tomorrow. I might make this my main computer over the next couple of months. Just need to add some RAM (only 8GB currently), maybe upgrade the old i5-4570 to an i7-4790K, possibly put a decent BD-RE drive in…
__________________
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links


The sponsored ad above is only displayed to guests. Creat an account today to remove this ad!
  #20252  
Old 10-31-2018, 10:58 AM
Ragnarok's Avatar
Ragnarok Ragnarok is offline
In the future GEESE will be rocket powered!!!
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Out of Range
Posts: 11,396
Member Number: 88
B/S/T Feedback: (0)
Default

Well, I think I've narrowed it down to where the problem lies. There is a specific set of drivers this Dell has, and it's very possible one of those is preventing the colossal security update from installing. This was intended to be used in a corporate/office environment, and there may be some silly "nanny gate" in one of those drivers to prevent a user from messing up their unit.

So now my plan is to try to locate which one is responsible, and somehow deactivate it. Failing that, I'll do my 8th fresh, scorched Earth install of the OS and avoid installing the offending driver. In fact, I may only install the USB 3, graphics, and WiFi adapter drivers, THEN do the security updates. It all makes my tired ache.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #20253  
Old 11-07-2018, 08:15 AM
The Stray Cat's Avatar
The Stray Cat The Stray Cat is offline
Everybody Needs Rock N Roll
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: East Concord, NY
Posts: 11,260
Member Number: 4514
B/S/T Feedback: (45)
Default

Hello Gentlemen! I've been gone 2.5 years and it's good to see the Pigpen of Miscellany is still thriving, especially the "Between me and Rangerboy" thread! LOL
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #20254  
Old 11-19-2018, 07:19 PM
Trini2DBone Trini2DBone is offline
'One cannot steal that which is freely given' - Trini2DBone
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Queens NY
Posts: 3,251
Member Number: 13990
B/S/T Feedback: (7)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Stray Cat View Post
Hello Gentlemen! I've been gone 2.5 years and it's good to see the Pigpen of Miscellany is still thriving, especially the "Between me and Rangerboy" thread! LOL
Hey welcome back SC !!
Reply With Quote
  #20255  
Old 11-23-2018, 10:09 PM
Ragnarok's Avatar
Ragnarok Ragnarok is offline
In the future GEESE will be rocket powered!!!
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Out of Range
Posts: 11,396
Member Number: 88
B/S/T Feedback: (0)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Stray Cat View Post
Hello Gentlemen! I've been gone 2.5 years and it's good to see the Pigpen of Miscellany is still thriving, especially the "Between me and Rangerboy" thread! LOL
HOW DARE YOU!!!

I mean, yeah, great to have you back!







PS: I fixed my PC. Installed Win8.1. No more problems.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #20256  
Old 11-24-2018, 05:37 AM
Old Busted Hotness's Avatar
Old Busted Hotness Old Busted Hotness is offline
Electric Monk on a bored horse
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 21,273
Member Number: 185
B/S/T Feedback: (4)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ragnarok View Post
PS: I fixed my PC. Installed Win8.1. No more problems.
Other than having Windows 8, you mean?

Windows releases are like Star Trek movies, every other one sucks. I'm still on 7 Pro.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by stevehuckss396 View Post
It is fun. The failures are just practice.
Reply With Quote
  #20257  
Old 11-24-2018, 05:47 AM
Ragnarok's Avatar
Ragnarok Ragnarok is offline
In the future GEESE will be rocket powered!!!
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Out of Range
Posts: 11,396
Member Number: 88
B/S/T Feedback: (0)
Default

Win7 is definitely a better OS. It's just that for whatever reason unbeknownst to me I couldn't get the danged security updates to install properly with 7. I moved on to 8.1 and no longer have the problems. :/ I will say this, though: I'd rather be on 8.1 than 10. The needlessly destructive bugs the Win10 updates have been constantly infested with is inexcusable.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #20258  
Old 11-28-2018, 10:41 PM
Ragnarok's Avatar
Ragnarok Ragnarok is offline
In the future GEESE will be rocket powered!!!
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Out of Range
Posts: 11,396
Member Number: 88
B/S/T Feedback: (0)
Default

Successfully running Mac OS 10.13.6 on my Dell Optiplex 9020.


Only missing function is audio. I'll fix that over the weekend. Should be pretty simple. I might be able to retire my old Hackintosh very soon.
__________________
Reply With Quote


Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004 - 2018, Scale 4x4 R/C