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Posted : Monday, 02 October 2017, 05:22
rockford
Wifey's laptop has Windows 8 on it and will routinely drop the router connection, mind you a wired not a wireless connection. Troubleshooter does indeed fix this for her every time.

My Win10 lappy often "forgets" that it can actually access my Wi-Fi and comes up with the "No internet access" crap. I have to go into Command Prompt to IPCONFIG RELEASE and RENEW to do this. Windows Troubleshooter can't ever find or fix this itself. Stupid POS. BTW My lappy NEVER had this problem with Win8, so it's definitely a Win10 update thats fucked itself up the arse.
Posted : Monday, 02 October 2017, 05:30
GfK
in all the scans etc i've done over the last few days, at NO point has windows said "hang on, your SSD is looking a bit fucked. You might want to swap it out first".

Not a bit of it... it's happy to just sit there for ten hours knowing full well it can't do what it's trying to do.

So.... now what? Is my SSD *really* fucked? Does the Creators update just not like SSDs in general? One thing I do know, my laptop now feels slower than a fecking Chelsea fan.
Posted : Monday, 02 October 2017, 05:30
Jayenkai
So.. it was definitely the hard drive?
Seems odd that it would constantly get stuck at the same place, though.

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Posted : Monday, 02 October 2017, 05:33
GfK
I dunno. None of the scans have found any errors. And I don't really fancy doling out another £90 for a new SSD if it's just going to be the same.

I have a spare 120GB Samsung SSD somewhere so I might have a go with that. I dunno if I can cope with my laptop being this slow.
Posted : Monday, 02 October 2017, 06:03
GfK
...and now my keyboard is acting up. FFS....
Posted : Monday, 02 October 2017, 06:07
GfK
It's my bestest mechanical keyboard as well! Currently squirting IPA into the switches that are double-hitting.
Posted : Monday, 02 October 2017, 07:04
GfK
Keyboard seems fixed now. Just discovered that my non-working(?) SSD has firmware that's years out of date. So updated that and used Samsung's own testing software which revealed that the drive itself is apparently fine.

Will reinstall it later and let the update have another go, and if that doesn't work I'll just pop the old HDD back in (that's currently working, but slow). My laptop is too slow for doing Unity dev anyway so I don't suppose having a slow HDD is really the end of the world.
Posted : Monday, 02 October 2017, 08:20
TomToad
How long have you had your SSD? I have the Samsung 850 EVO 500GB. Wondering how long i can expect it to last.
Posted : Monday, 02 October 2017, 09:12
GfK
Well... I have no hard evidence that it's broken.

Its about 3 years old I think. Currently trying yet another reinstall to see if the firmware update helped.
Posted : Monday, 02 October 2017, 12:21
GfK
Update - my hard drive is most definitely NOT dead!

Updated the firmware, repeated the installation process - worked perfectly. Now to reinstall all my crap, again.
Posted : Monday, 02 October 2017, 12:22
Jayenkai
Wow.. That's fucked up..
Posted : Monday, 02 October 2017, 12:35
GfK
Makes you wonder if they build this shit into the firmware deliberately to encourage people to buy a new drive that they don't really need. I'm convinced they do it with mobile phones so why not SSDs as well?
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