Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Hampton - Gordon Johnson comes for dinner

View from parking garage
The weather is still not looking good. Thunderstorms are now predicted through Friday. Rain I don't mind so much but rain with lightening is another matter. Every fourth day here is free so there's no particular push to leave. Getting Hoolie to shore in an anchorage is no fun in a thunderstorm.

I still haven't had a chance to work on my laptop. It seems I need to download a Windows 10 image to a USB drive so I can boot my laptop from the USB port. Maybe from there I can undo whatever caused the problem by reverting back to a previous backup, at least I hope so. One wonders whyWindows products have to be so difficult. I'm still working from my iPad.

                          A view of old downtown, many shops and restaurants

Meanwhile we've met several boaters in the marina with the same problem going south. The Dismal Swamp route does not look good  especially with the additional rain expected over the next three days. Even after the water level subsides it will take at least a couple of days for the lock gears to dry out which were under water. We've never been through the Virginia Cut, first time for everything.

5 comments:

Fred Brillo said...

Bob, Try booting to safe mode and falling back to the last good known configuration.

or... Boot to safe mode and load drivers manually till you find the culprit.

If you're getting any specific error code, you can always google that code forca fix.

Bob Parnell said...

We spent the night at Coinjock marina Monday night. Other than a great steak/meal, wasn't much to do, bunked by 2030 hours, awake at 0630. Shoved off at 0730, 30 minutes after sunrise- was nearly the last vessel to shove off.

Bob Parnell said...

We spent the night at Coinjock marina Monday night. Other than a great steak/meal, wasn't much to do, bunked by 2030 hours, awake at 0630. Shoved off at 0730, 30 minutes after sunrise- was nearly the last vessel to shove off.

Bob423 said...

Fred, the problem is I can't get into safe mode. There's no such option on the "inaccessible boot device" screen. It just reboots automatically until I push the manual off button. Pressing F8 or F2 on boot up has no effect. I read an article by Microsoft about the problem of reaching safe mode via F8. It has to do with the extremely fast boot time which is made worse by the SSD drive installed. There is less than 0.2 sec when the F8 key is active and that's for a hard drive, not for the SSD drive I have which would be even less. The SSD drive is recognized by the BIOS which I can still accessed so the SSD is active. I'm currently putting a USB stick together with DOS boot to see what I can do with that. And Microsoft wonders why people are moving to Apple....

Bob, we'll be at Coinjock Thursday night.

Fred Brillo said...

Bob,

Try this link... it may help you...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_1320734243&feature=iv&src_vid=TwIOazT1BxU&v=EvtuANm_Zjs


This may not work for you if the SSD boots so quickly... cant hurt to look at it.