azdays15 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 9 14:56:41 UTC 2017
On Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 9:58 PM, Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net>
>>> If so, then the hard drive already was close to the end of life before
you installed Lubuntu. It would have failed without installing
Lubuntu, too. <<<
That could be. It just seemed strange that it happened twice (and to
others). But, I suppose randomness means that could happen.
>>> Btw. a complete Windows XP backup could only be restored, if the same
hardware is used. If you need to replace a hard disk by another one
(usually you don't get the same hard disk you bought years ago), a
restored Windows XP won't run anymore. <<<
I never experienced that. I moved Windows to other drives and it worked. I
may have had to edit a bootinfo(?) file about the disks.
My problem with dual boot was that I always ended up with an unbootable
system. I don't recall all the details. They were all painful episodes
which I have disassociated from. It seemed to have something to do with the
MBR being jacked, or the Microsoft hidden partition(s) being affected
I haven't run Windows in 2-3 years. No problems since.
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