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3 Aug 2015

Quick Photo of 2015 Revs custom PC

2015 Revs Rig Custom PC
i7 5th Generation 5820k Hex Core :P
should last 'till 2020, end of!

NAS Drive not showing on Windows 8/8.1 & 10 Network

NAS Drive not showing on Windows 8/8.1 & 10 Network

after much frustration a few times the SMB feature required to access the network attached storage NAS drive on the new windows network is not installed by default.
Open up
1.control panel
2.Programs and features
3. turn on/off windows features (on left hand column)
4. tick/enable "SMB 1.0" clock done/finish
restart computer :)

18 Jun 2015

Revs Current Gaming RIG 2015

Cooler Master Enforcer Case
Windows 10 Preview Operating System
Intel i7 3770 Ivy Bridge 3rd Gen 3.9Ghz Quad Core
8GB (4x2GB) Crucial DDR3 1600Mhz 9-9-9-24 CL 1.5V
Gigabyte Z77M-D3H Motherboard
HD4870 2GB AMD/ATI Graphics Card
Corsair TX850W Power Supply
Creative SB Recon 3D Fatal1ty Sound Card
256GB Crucial M4 SSD
1TB Storage

Looking for upgrade GTX 780 or 980 & 16GB DDR3 Ram

14 Jan 2014

Porting from a large Hard Drive to smaller Solid State Drive (SSD)

4 future I would like to note my solution to this problem.

Usually its a case of windows image backup and restore to new same size or larger hard drive but in this instance its not the case.

I have a 120GB mechanical hard drive I would like to transfer to a new 60GB Solid State Drive (SSD)

the old 120gb included the annoying 100mb reserved partition so was going to be a bit tricky....

A 120GB  Hard Drive
# Comments

Firstly I need to shrink Windows C: drive partition on A to near 50GB to fit on B which involved either copying to an external Hard Drive or deleting some crap so can shrink in size.

On B create initial partition 100mb (B1)  and second partition which was about 55GB (B2)

utilizing "Road kills RAWCOPY"
copy A1  partition to B1

Utilizing "Road kills RAWCOPY"
copy A2 new shrined Windows C partition  to new B2 partition..

Once copy complete, shut down remove old 120gb and install new 60GB SSD and boot using windows CD

Boot  into recovery mode and run "command prompt"
At this stage we'll need to fix the boot manager on B2 i.e. utilizing "Bootrec"
********************BEGINNING  OF COMMAND
BOOTREC /SCANOS  #[should output  1 windows install on D: (B2)]
BOOTREC /SCANOS   #[should output 0 windows install as Bootmanager is now on 100mb]
*************************** END OF COMMAND

Next to make sure 100mb partition is the active boot partition other wise  you will get a NTDLR missing message on boot.
******************BEGINNING  OF COMMAND
SELECT DISK 0 #[assuming 0 is your boot disk]
SELECT PARTITION 0 #[assuming 0 is 100mb partition on boot disk]
ACTIVE #[assigns selected as the boot partition]
*************************** END OF COMMAND
close and restart and should be good to go.
any problems please do not hesitate to ask google
Thanks for reading, Tom

18 Sep 2013

Two computers networked Ad-hoc or Peer to Peer directly

Anciently used at home but was asked recently, so this is to append to my blog for recap.



rules to adhere to are:
  • The first digit of the IP address must be between 128 to 191 inclusively.
  • The subnet mask is:
  • The first two digits of the IP address must match on both machines. For example:
    And that's how for now, bazinga!

    20 Jun 2013

    Custom PC Build 2009-2013 (T Revans)

    Tom Revans UK
    Tom Revans UK Custom PC Build 2009-13

    As Featured on (sli rig browser link)

    CPU: Intel Core i7 950 D0 @4.2ghz 21x200 BCLK@1.375v

    Memory: OCZ DDR3 12gb (6x2GB) 1600Mhz CL6

    Mobo: ASUS Rampage II Extreme X58 SLI / CrossfireX

    Graphics Cards: EVGA Geforce NVIDIA GTX 680 with Backplate (480s shown)

    Power Supply: Corsair TX850W

    Sound: Creative SB Recon3D Fatal1ty Champion

    Boot: 256GB Crucial M4 SSD

    Storage: 2x Samsung Spintpoint F3 1TB 7200RPM in Raid0

    Case: Coolermaster HAF X

    Cooling: Corsair H70 CPU Water Cooler

    Screen: Asus 27" LED 1080