Yeah, after posting that a neighbor suggested KillDisk. Worked fine. I went with DBan because it's overwhelmingly considered the best. But, after several days of failures, I didn't want to spend several more days. Thanks for the help anyway.
Make that 10-12 YEARS.
But, I have an update. I DLd/burned DBAN on 3 different PCs (OK, 2 PCs, 1 laptop), verifying each time. Set all 3 to boot first from DVD. None of them boot from DVD (one PC is W10). 1 PC and the laptop give an error, something similar to 'disc is not bootable.' Have...
Thanks for the reply. Went to user guide for the M79. If I'm reading right, the instructions are . . .
Selecting or changing the startup device sequence To view or permanently change the configured startup device sequence, do the following: 1. Start the Setup Utility program. See “Starting...
Thanks. That's the article I went by to burn the disc. Went over it again and, I THINK, I did it right. Just curious, is there a disc I can put in my drive that would run or produce an error on boot up? If so, I'll boot up with that and see if the problem is the DBAN CD or a W8 setting.
Sorry for the slow reply. I have no idea what secure boot and/or fast boot are. How do I find out? I suspect the NOVO button is on the keyboard? Nope. This may not be a W8 question, but is there a way to tell if the DBAN disk actually burned?
Let me provide some more data. I've created a boot CD containing DBAN. I say "I think," because I selected the files, right-clicked, and chose 'Burn to Disk.' I received no indication of success or failure, but the files are on the disk. How can I confirm the files have been burned properly...
Thanks for the quick reply. Maybe I'm reading the tutorial wrong, but I used Control Panel>Windows Firewall>Turn On/Off to get the screenshots I posted. If there's another way in the tutorial, I missed it.
Trying to turn off the Firewall to run a test. I can't access the page I need.
I've attached 2 screenshots - one of the 'Turn Firewall on/Off' and one for 'advanced Settings'
How do I access the Firewall
W8, ver 6.3
Trying to set my PC so it boots from CD. To me, it LOOKS like it should boot. I've attached a screenshot showing, I think, boot from CD/DVD first. It doesn't - boots straight to W8.
Should it boot from CD first? If not, what did I do wrong?
How this is the proper forum. Running W8.1. My system has been slow for a few months. A little slow on bootup, VERY slow after 2-3 days.
For example, after 2-3 days, it takes 2-3 minutes for Word to open. 4 minutes for an email to fully open. Pushing the Windows button can take 3-5...
Windows 8.1 ver 6.2
I've read proposed solutions here and on the web. No luck. Here is what I know.
After reboot, W8 runs pretty well. As the days go on, it gets exceedingly slow. (NOTE: all time given were actually timed)
Browser (Firefox, IE, Chrome) can take 5-6 minutes to complete an...
Thanks for the reply. DLd MTB - file attached. Tried to DL Speccy, but shows in folder as Manage Engine Application Manager.
Full images? Nope. Never done it. Just backup essential data files. Been doing that since the '50s.