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    Default using a laptop as a second monitor?

    ok thank you sir I will have a look at that thread when I get the chance. I have had a long night trying to get files back after I had a flash drive die on me.
    16 gigs of ram
    1TB HardDrive
    windows 10.
    desktop

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    Did you get them? If not, have a read through my first guide in the thread about the system reserved partition. Directly below tip thread now.

    Do get some rest first though. But if you did not get your files yet, don't throw the stick away.

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    Default using a laptop as a second monitor?

    well I have most of what I need for FSX. the rest was just emails and internet favorites I had saved as well as pictures. I am getting some help with the rex stuff to. I even went and bought a usb hub that I can have more then what came with my pc's but to no avail she's dead
    16 gigs of ram
    1TB HardDrive
    windows 10.
    desktop

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    I had a usb die on me.
    In windows it was nort recognised, no 'poing' when plugging in, nothing.

    Then I booted the PC with sysrescueCD in the drive.
    (It is a linux OS with lots of tools. Nothing gets installed on ypur PC, it runs from a CD or flash drive.)
    I let it scan all drives, the USB was there!

    Scanned all drives again. This time it looked ok.

    I then 'mounted' the drive (required to make it accessible).
    And started the file explorer in sysrescueCD.
    Saw all files.

    Plugged in a second, empty USB stick. (Could have just used My harddisk instead, but t was only 2Gb data)
    Mounted that drive as well.
    Used the file explorer to copy everything to the drive that was ok.

    Done.
    The files were back.

    But the broken drive still was not recognised in Windows.

    I satrted SystemrescueCD again.
    I started the utility GParted in systemrescueCD. (Tool for formatting and Partitioning.)
    The USB was visible in GParted just fine.
    Selected the broken USB drive.
    Chose "Format"
    then Apply.
    ----->Still did not work in WIndows.
    Started SystemRescueCD again.
    Again GParted. Looked around for other options.
    Selected the usb drive.
    Chose: "Repair Boot Sector" (or create new boot sector or something.)
    (And then "Apply all operations" again)

    --->Booted into Windows.
    Usb stick worked again. No issue !
    Was a nice 16 Gb Usb3.0 stick too. Was a very happy chappy.

    Have a look at my post 13 in this thread:
    https://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/showt...artition/page2

    especially the command you need to mount. It's in the additional tips part, below the lines:

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    **about /dev/sda1
    All it is is a mount point for devices. dev stands for device. A way for linux to acces them.
    etc etc..
    Last edited by il88pp; 08-14-2015 at 02:05 PM.

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    I was looking for something and just came across this again.
    I saw it before but never used it.
    (I actually had it stored on my pc already.)

    == Partition Find and Mount ==

    A Windows program that finds lost files on drives with lost partitions.

    Less steps then using systemrescueCD.
    And may be plenty for what you want to do.

    http://findandmount.com/

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    Default using a laptop as a second monitor?

    well aside from the fact that we got way off course here with what the topic should be I will try that program and see what happens. cause I tried this stick on 2 different pc's and got nothing
    16 gigs of ram
    1TB HardDrive
    windows 10.
    desktop

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    I have the same problem and after searching internet i had found a solution and its working for me. Here are my some conclusions:

    1). Make sure you are using windows 8 or 10 on your pc.
    2). Connect pc to laptop using HDMI or VGA cable.
    3). Turn on your pc and laptop.
    4). Right click On desktop and then click properties.
    5). Move to settings tab.
    6). Here you find second screen and options to enable primary screen.
    7). Select screen and go for yes. All started here.

    You can also read more here https://laptopsstudio.com/how-to-use...econd-monitor/

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    Default using a laptop as a second monitor?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnLH View Post
    I have the same problem and after searching internet i had found a solution and its working for me. Here are my some conclusions:

    1). Make sure you are using windows 8 or 10 on your pc.
    2). Connect pc to laptop using HDMI or VGA cable.
    3). Turn on your pc and laptop.
    4). Right click On desktop and then click properties.
    5). Move to settings tab.
    6). Here you find second screen and options to enable primary screen.
    7). Select screen and go for yes. All started here.

    You can also read more here https://laptopsstudio.com/how-to-use...econd-monitor/
    wholly crap dude this is a 5 year old thread. i done figured this out a long time ago
    16 gigs of ram
    1TB HardDrive
    windows 10.
    desktop

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