Thanks Cat, not just me then.LOL.
As sub evel formatting is a thing of the past what about re mapping as an option, surely this type of operation should use and reset the whole drive?
It's quite easy when building up a spare machine to pick up a second hand drive very cheap or use an old one that has been taken out for an upgrade on your main machine and then experience this kind of unexpected problem I suppose.
I'm actually going to do a similar install as Mralias518 for a pensioner friend of mine as she is really having problems using W8 this weekend possibly, after I show her some distro's that is and pick one she likes
It's not W8 at all it's unfortunately code 80 as usual and her young grand daughter uses the machine a lot.
So I see on line game programs installed and nobody is updating Java, Flash and doing the Windows updates, I attempted to do last night and it searched for them for a long time but I give up in the end as it was late.
Her eyes were rolling a bit as well because most of the conversation revolved around me talking about Linux.LOL.
So I'll DL all the software I need and make sure it's clean, updated, backed up, no unwanted software, defragged and a rescue disc is made just in case.
What Mralias518 is doing is ideal for a situation like this, the grand daughter keeps her Windows and Muriel gets an easier OS to use, it's ideel for a lot of people I've helped.
Ther first time I looked at the machine was funny, her son asked me to help as her AV program had run out and after I'd finnished installing a free one I shut it down.
Well for over a year she had just been closing the lid! So I put her a shut down button on the task bar.Bless!
Sorry if going of topic a little but anyone reading this might consider it a good option for someone not computer literate with other family using their machine without regard as to the problems they may cause for the owner of the machine and get the best of both worlds.
At the restaurant for dessert you are offered vanilla or chocolate ice cream with your desert well I view it as the same as with Windows and Linux, I want chocolate and vanilla!
FYI BTW I use a licenced copy of a HD analysis program that can do a re map on a drive by Janus Mathos called HD sentinel, it's a bit like speccy only with a few more features and gave me real time analysis of the sever drives I was using at the time, there might be some free ones of course.
Thanks for the reply, Cat and have fun.