short opening just after dinner came in and saw the FT8 screen 28MHz is alive sometimes
and with FT8 this season could be busy on 10 and 6 ...
My "WSPR Laptop" Dell D420 that was running a few years 24-7 did not want to boot W7 anymore after i switched it off for a few months
The Battery was no longer detected by the system and the low battery lamp is blinking continuous.
It boots until the W7 flags start to wave BT is activated then minutes nothing but HD flikkering then the blue screen of death for split second and the cycle starts over again
I have no image of this system a big mistake.
With an USB bootable W7pro version tried al possible repair actions no result.
Chkdsk found no serious disk errors.
It is an OEM W7pro install no product key label on the PC
But the W7 Product key was found with Produkey prog
I thought to use this key for a new installation of W7
But this registration key failed although it was registered before.
I got a bit nervous about that this can happen anytime...
Now trying to make a recovery backup of this Laptop W7 Thinkpad i7
But the windows backup service was switched off for unknown reason
I switched it on again for what reason would one switch this service off anyway??
But then the big struggle again with Windows backup
Instructions found on internet stopped at step 1
click on ... non existing etc etc
someone suggested Macrium software so i did ,a relief a good and logical user interface woow!
Image is saved to a file i will use this and forget Windows backup