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Question: Reset homegroup

I had a network with 1 home group. The primary computer that housed the Home Group I did a clean install on. I installed Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate. The other computers on the network are wirelessly connected laptops.

I did not unjoin the laptops from the home group before I did the clean install. I have subsequently un joined all the laptops.

When I go into Home Group on the newly installed Windows computer it says that " Brian on the-core has already created a homegroup would you like to join it. " the-core is the name of the computer that I did the clean install on that originally had the Home Group. Obviously that home group is no longer in existence. How do I erase the settings that are telling the computer in the network that there is a homegroup in existence when there is not?

Hopefully that makes sense. Thanks in advance

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Answer: Reset homegroup

It turned out there was one computer on the network that I had forgotten to UNjoin. As soon as I did that, miraculously the primary clean computer read "there's no homegroup on the network" - problem SOLVED!

Some other posts suggested to delete files from:
C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking
(make sure to have hide hidden files unchecked)

(I didn't even have that directory, but may help others in the future)

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Is there a way to completely reset HomeGroup feature without reinstalling OS?

I created a homegroup on one computer, but there were troubles with it (computers did not see each other etc.), so I deleted homegroup.

But problem is that it shows me "you have been invited to join a homegroup", despite that all computers are already disconnected from that homegroup (it does not exist anymore). So I cannot create new homegroup on that computer.

I have tried to clear C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking folder, but that did nothing.

Computer with an issue is connected via cable.

Answer:Completely reset HomeGroup

Hello mate,

Homegroup will function that way. It will see that another computer is on the local network and ask if you want to link them. It doesn't matter which computer starts the connection. If one computer askes to "join", then the other will not. If you do want to connect, click join. if not, don't worry over it. If it asks to join, you AREN'T connected to a homegroup (at least with that computer)

If ever you see something that reads "Leave homegroup", then click it to leave.

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I performed a factory reset which went fine. When I click on Homegroup it says I can join the one I previously setup on the machine before the factory reset, i.e it is asking me to join my own Homegroup. I do not have the password for my (old) Homegroup.

I've tried some of the solutions I found on here (deleting files in Appdata/... and stopping the service but the old Homegroup still persists.

1) Do you usually join your own Homegroup?
2) Is there a way to get the password?
3) Can the old Homegroup be erased?
4) Any other suggestions?

Thanks for the help.

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I have a Acer Win 7 laptop and when I bought it nearly a year ago I set up a homegroup on it. Let's call it Homegroup1. I was negligent and did not record the homegroup password, or, if I did, I don't remember where. I had some issues with the laptop and sent it in for warranty work, where they replaced the hard drive and required a factory reset. When I did the factory reset, I set up a 2nd homegroup as prompted. Call this Homegroup2. My husband joined Homegroup2 on his laptop and has the password there. And all went swimmingly until it became obvious the laptop repair didn't actually fix the problem and I had to send it back in AGAIN. It returned with the same hard drive and settings, but I no longer seem to be able to access or detect Homegroup2. I am, however, detecting Homegroup1, which has an unknown-to-me password and is basically being run by a nonexistent PC (since the computer running it got reset and now has a new name and identity). I tried to enter Homegroup2 Password and Windows rejects it as the wrong password.

I would like to delete ALL these homegroups and try again because this is ridiculous. But I can't get the "original" PC (the one I had to reset) to leave the homegroup and therefore delete it, because apparently to delete the homegroup all computers have to leave it. Is there some way to do this? Because it seems like I'm in a catch-22 devised by evil geniuses.

Also I am unable to "detect" the printer on the network a... Read more

Answer:Homegroup issues after factory reset

I suppose I should mention my husband was messing around with routers during this; we replaced an old one with a FIOS one and added a higher speed one to the FIOS one to actually connect to, to supposedly make everything super fast. But I'm uncertain about the timing.

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I performed a factory reset which went fine. When I click on Homegroup it says I can join the one I previously setup on the machine before the factory reset, i.e it is asking me to join my own Homegroup. I do not have the password for my (old) Homegroup.

I've tried some of the solutions I found on here (deleting files in Appdata/... and stopping the service but the old Homegroup still persists.

1) Do you usually join your own Homegroup?
2) Is there a way to get the password?
3) Can the old Homegroup be erased?
4) Any other suggestions?

Thanks for the help.

Answer:Homegroup reappears after doing factory reset

No one uses Homegroup. Majority of us use standard Network Shares. Homegroup has been broken from day one.

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Basically the way it works in my home, is i get the latest hardware and then i hand down my mobo, cpu, GPU to my kids each of which have their own gaming pc's and their own Microsoft accounts All running Win10... I'd like to have a homegroup running so that we can share video's among machines.

However when i go into HomeGroup on my new build (Win10 Creators Edition 64bit, clean install) its saying xxxx i7 2600k (machine name) is running the homegroup.

Except the i7 2600k isn't even running on the network anymore under that name. Its now associated with my son's Microsoft account.. I did run services.msc and made sure two services, HomeGroup Listener and HomeGroup Provider, on that machine, are both turned off. This machine would have been upgraded to Win10 from 7 a while back, then used my son's credentials on his own microsoft account.

Where is it pulling that xxxx i7 2600k is running the homegroup ? it must be being broadcast from somewhere, as its an old homegroup that's not been in use for a while now. How do i reset it. I do not have an option to delete or leave any homegroup on any machines.. Actually thinking about it, no homegroups have ever been setup on win10, only Win7, so that was a while back... I want to delete any pre-existing homegroup settings and start from scratch, but i can't seem to find an easy way to do it.

Bottom line, i want to delete anything that is preexisting, then create a new homegroup from my new i7 7700k machine.. but going into homeg... Read more

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Running Windows 8.1 x64. I renamed my system and cannot log in to the my Homegroup. I created the Homegroup some time ago so I don't remember the password, and since the system name change it acts like I didn't create it (can't view or change PW).
I've spent hours researching this and can't find a resolution. Thanks.

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After the recent Windows 10 creators update I can't set up or connect to the homegroup. I can't removed the existing homegroup and I can't create a new one. Even the couple of PC's connected to my network that didn't get the update can't connect to the homegroup
now.
When I try and use the password that use to work I keep getting  a message that the Homegroup is not found. I've tried several fixes and utilities that have been suggested and none of these have worked for me. Does anyone know how to get past this issue
with a fix that will actually work?

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I installed Windows 7 on my laptop, and I also have a desktop running Windows 7. I am trying to connect my laptop to my homegroup with the password for my homegroup, but my desktop will not reveal it. Is there any other place that I can find it?

Thanks in advance for your help.

theAdmiral

Answer:Windows 7 Control Panel Homegroup not revealing Homegroup Password

Hello Admiral,

If the desktop computer will not let you view the homegroup password, then you might see if you may be able to change it, then use the new password to join the laptop to the homegroup.

If not, then you might go ahead and start over by leaving the homegroup on both computers, create a homegroup on the desktop to get a new password, and join the laptop to the homegroup with the new password.

Hope this helps,

Shawn

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* While joined to a HomeGroup, if an attempt is made to log on under a user account immediately after start-up, then reaching the log on takes a period of time several fold of longer than normal to complete. Subsequent
log-ons/switch-users then take the normal period of time until next start-up.
* If following start-up there is a delay before attempting to logon, then the first logon takes the normal brief period of time.
The event log  consistently witnesses the following two errors seen to coincide with each slow logon.
1: The Function Discovery Resource Publication service hung on starting.
leading to
2: The HomeGroup Provider service depends on the Function Discovery Resource Publication service which failed to start because of the following error:

After starting, the service hung in a start-pending state.
* Eventually the delayed logons complete, by which time the two failed services are seen to have finally successfully started; HomeGroups are also seen to be functioning normally. 
* Removing the machine from the Homegroup solves the issue, re-join the HomeGroup and it returns.
* Windows 8 Pro, WORKGROUP machine with local accounts.
* This issue has been confirmed with at least two users; I have no reason to think it would not occur for all users immediately after logon.

I acknowledge that setting the service to start 'automatically' might work around the iss... Read more

Answer:Slow logon while joined to Homegroup - Why do Function Discovery Resource Publicaton then HomeGroup Provider services hang initially?

Hi,
What are the start types of the two services? If they are Automatic, you may try to change it to Automatic(Delay) or Manual for a test.

Anyway, I record your report. Juke Chou
TechNet Community Support

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The computer that originally created the homegroup on my network is no more. It seems that because of this that my new computer is unavailable to join the homegroup that already exists. Other computers that were part of the homegroup before the "host" computer died are still part of the homegroup and able to share files, etc.

Is there a way to connect a new computer to the homegroup if the original host computer is no longer part of the network/ no longer exists?

Answer:Unable to join homegroup, homegroup creating computer is no more

The original computer is not required as long as you have other computers that were part of original homegroup. Boot another computer that was part of homegroup and then enter the password and it will join. I no longer have the original computer that was used to setup the first homegroup but new ones join properly when others are active on network.

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Hello,
I have the following problems with the HomeGroup:
I choose View or print the homegroup password: The password window does not pop up. Without the password no other computer can join the homegroup.


I choose Change password: On your computer it is not possible to create a homegroup.
I choose Leave the homegroup: Your computer could not leave the homegroup.
 
I checked the following services:
HomeGroup Provider: started
HomeGroup Listener: started
Peer Name Resolution Protocol: not started; error 0x80630203
Peer Networking Grouping service: not started; error 1068.
Peer Networking Identity Manager service: started
PNRP Machine Name Publication Service: not started; error 1068.
 
Who can give advice?

Answer:HomeGroup: error 0x80630203 / Leaving/joining the homegroup is not possible

Clear all files inside
C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking did not help at all.
 
After searching for a long time, the following turned out to fix the problem: 


C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys ----> Took over possession: Admin (my user account), security everyone added full possession 
Cleared all files inside MachineKeys, restarted
Then left the homegroup: Result: There is no homegroup available in the network 
Now Network and Sharing Center shows again: 
- access type: Internet
- homegroup: ready to create
- connections: wireless network connection


C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys ----> security everyone deleted full possession

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I get a "Homegroup encountered an error" message when I try to join my laptop and desktop to a homegroup. It does not matter which one sets it up and which one tries to join. It errors in either direction. I have tried leaving and creating, no use. The desktop is wired to a Belkin 300N router and the laptop is wireless. The desktop uses a static ip address and the laptop uses the router's dhcp server. Both computers are on the same subnet and can ping in both directions. Sharing via workgroup works fine. Why won't this software do it's job?

The desktop is a fresh install of Windows 7 professional 64 bit and the laptop has been running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit for 4 months. I have followed the suggesstions that I have found in the forums and also the troubleshooter with no success. Any ideas?

Answer:Homegroup encountered an error / This computer cannot join a homegroup

I got it to work after I uninstalled McAffey, deleted the static ip addresses, and used wireless to connect both pc's to router. Not sure which one did the trick but I know that if I try to use a static ip address on my desktop/media server, homegroup disappears. I think its not all that great anyway, I just wanted to justify the $50,000 i just spent on classes to get my Bachelors in Networking.

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Hello all, I have connected my pc to the Linksys Wireless-G 2.4GHz directly with an Ethernet cable and created a homegroup. I then connected my laptop to the linksys with a wireless connection which has a WPA Personal security key. I tried to connect the laptop to the homegroup but instead of having a Join a homegroup button it has create a homegroup.
How do I get the laptop to find the homegroup that is on the pc please?

Answer:Con't get my wirelss Laptop homegroup to find my pc ethernet homegroup

  
Quote: Originally Posted by MontyRob


Hello all, I have connected my pc to the Linksys Wireless-G 2.4GHz directly with an Ethernet cable and created a homegroup. I then connected my laptop to the linksys with a wireless connection which has a WPA Personal security key. I tried to connect the laptop to the homegroup but instead of having a Join a homegroup button it has create a homegroup.
How do I get the laptop to find the homegroup that is on the pc please?



Create a homegroup

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...tart-to-finish

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I am frustrated beyond belief. I have spent a minimum of 10 hours attempting to install Homegroup on my Windows 7 and Win 10 machines - 3 desktops ( 1 Win 10; 2 Win 7) and 2 laptops ( 1 Win 10; 1 Win 7).
After reading how simple it was to connect my Windows devices, I followed the very simple instructions on the Microsoft site and (surprise!), I immediately ran into a brick wall. Each machine wanted to be *the* Homegroup machine. After reading some more forum posts, I found out how to remove Homegroup from the wannabies and set up just one desktop as the ?Alpha? machine and how the others could be connected to it.
My next roadblock was that going through the same simple Homegroup set up procedure, every stinking one of the machines I attempted to tie into Alpha did not display the necessary ?Join Now?? option.
Hour after hour was spent reading forums and posts of how others were baffled and stopped and how some fixed their issues. This gave me the chance to venture into settings and system checks I never dreamed of but I diligently pushed forward to ensure my settings were audited and changed if necessary. As a note, I did not find any settings on my machines needed changing. Nothing helped!
So where to go from here? After sleeping on it, the following morning I asked Goggle one more time, WTF was wrong and why was there no ?Join Now?? option showing. Just by pure luck, I noticed one post back in 2011 on a forum that blamed BitDefender for blocking the Homegroup ?Joi... Read more

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I have a desktop and laptop both with WIN 7 and both with the same User ID.

Both machines say "Joined" under Homegroup when I click on Network & Sharing Center.

On the dtop in Windows Explorer the "HOMEGROUP" icon shows no other Homegroup connected machines but both machines are displayed there under the "NETWORK" icon.Clicking the "HOMEGROUP" icon here gives the message "No other Homegroup computers are currently available"
Because of this , if I want to "see" Libraries on the ltop from the dtop I have to click the ltop icon on "NETWORK"

The "HOMEGROUP" icon on the ltop is expandable to show both P.C.'s

In spite of this I am able to "see" files across this network as long as I accept this difference between the "HOMEGROUP" icons on the dtop.

Can anyone explain why my dtop "HOMEGROUP" icon is limited in this way ?

Answer:Homegroup Not showing all PC's on one machine in Homegroup icon

Hi,

When you set up the HOMEGROUP did you set the Desktop machine to join by entering the password given from the laptop?

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Hi there!

I've just upgraded my husband PC from Windows 7 to 10.
Everything went well except that I can no longer connect to the network.
After some attempt, I chose to delete all homegroup to create a new one.
All right on my husband's computer (leave the homegroup), while on my computer (which is the main computer) after leaving the existing homegroup (BigBear-Lio) I cannot create a new one.

LioSeven on LioSeven PC doesn't exist anymore.
It's an old computer I had and after that I bought this (with Win 8 as OS and then I did the upgrade to Win 10 one year ago).
So this homegroup maybe remained in memory since I transferred the files at least 2 years ago.
Now I'm not able to delete it and if I cannot delete it, I don't have the choice ti create a new one.
I have tried everything with no luck.

Can someone help me please?
Thanks in advance

lio

Answer:Cannot create a new homegroup due to a no longer existing homegroup

I had a similar problem after I updated my computers. I had no option to leave the homegroup. After googling I realized that one of my computers was switched to a different timezone after the anniversary update. I then synced all of the date and times and then automagically I had an option to leave/create a new homegroup.

A real head scratcher.

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I have a desktop that is connected to my Belkin router via wire. I have 3 laptops that are all connected to the router wirelessly.
All computers have Windows 7 64bit and synched clocks.
All are connected to a Home network.
All 3 laptops detect that a Homegroup has been created on the wired desktop.
I'm using the correct Homegroup password.
All computers have discovery on.
All computers have IPv4 and Ipv6 running.
All services are running.
Everything else I've read and tried regarding troubleshooting this issue haven't worked.
All computers can see each other on the Network, but can't connect to the Homegroup.

Please help. I'll provide any other info you need. Thanks!

Answer:Homegroup problems - Homegroup detected, can't join. @wit's end

Did you set the folders you are sharing to homegroup? Like say your pictures right click on it and set it to share with the homegroup.

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Hi there!

I've just upgraded my husband PC from Windows 7 to 10.
Everything went well except that I can no longer connect to the network.
After some attempt, I chose to delete all homegroup to create a new one.
All right on my husband's computer (leave the homegroup), while on my computer (which is the main computer) after leaving the existing homegroup (BigBear-Lio) I cannot create a new one.

LioSeven on LioSeven PC doesn't exist anymore.
It's an old computer I had and after that I bought this (with Win 8 as OS and then I did the upgrade to Win 10 one year ago).
So this homegroup maybe remained in memory since I transferred the files at least 2 years ago.
Now I'm not able to delete it and if I cannot delete it, I don't have the choice ti create a new one.
I have tried everything with no luck.

Can someone help me please?
Thanks in advance

lio

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Hi ppl,

My home network has 4 computers(including mine) running windows 7, and all of them are connected to the same router/access point for internet connection. When I created a homegroup, and went to add the other computers, they created another homegroup and the other 3 computers are now in the same homegroup. However on my side, it detects no computers. I clicked "leave homegroup", and it detected no homegroup on the network. The other 3 computers are on the same homegroup and are able to share files and printers. I cannot join the homegroup when i click homegroup in windows explorer it only says there is no homegroup on the network and asks me to create a homegroup. Does anyone know a solution to this problem? I badly need to share the printers and files across my home network.

Answer:Help with HomeGroup Issues, cannot detect other computers on homegroup

Hi,welcome to Seven Forums.

Make sure you all have the same default gateways,and that the prefered dns server ip address is the same on all the pc's.

Open your network and sharing settings, click on network and sharing,properties,choose ipv4,properties and make sure all the i.p's are entered correctly and match on the rest of the pc's(apart from the first one which is each pc's own i.p)

Not sure if this is the problem,hope it helps,and please reply with the results. Hope someone else can help you better

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I am having a home group password recognition problem setting up a new W10 pc with an old W10 laptop.
The new PC will not recognize the original homegroup pw originally set up from my laptop.

Is there a way of deleting the old homegroup and setting up a new one from scratch Thanks for your help

Answer:cant add a new PC to my homegroup..will not accept homegroup password

Hey provlima,
Have ALL PC's leave the current Home Group, then the Home Group should no longer exist and you should be able to create a new Home Group.
Leave Homegroup in Windows 10 Network Sharing Tutorials

Have you tried changing the current Home Group password ?
Change Homegroup Password in Windows 10 Network Sharing Tutorials

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I cannot leave the homegroup. we had 2 computers in the network with windows 7 and windows 8.1. Windows 7 upgraded to windows 10. and the other one did a clean install of windows 8.1. Now i cannot leave the homegroup from windows 10 and the windows 8.1 has created a new homegroup(that PC didnot find the homegroup that windows 10 was part of) Now I cannot leave the homegroup or do anything with it. Is there a way to manually leave the homegroup. It says 'Windows couldn't remove your computer from the homegroup"

Answer:Homegroup not Functioning, cant leave homegroup

You do not need to be connected to a network to leave a Homegroup, so my advice in the first instance would be, to disconnect the PC from the network and all unnecessary peripherals, restart the PC, navigate to ..

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\HomeGroup

and select the option to leave the Homegroup.

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Hey,
I have a problem setting up a homegroup on our home network.
I have 2xWin 7 PC's 1xWin8.1 Tablet upgraded to Win10, and 1xWin10 Laptop, all are appearing on the network but NOT homegroup.
I have set the homegroup password and all machines are connected to it, yet they do not appear under the homegroup tab.

Even just connecting the two Win7 pc's to the homegroup, we cannot see each other.

The tablet can see the laptop as well as itself, the laptop can see my wife's PC and the tablet, and my wife's PC can see only the laptop and I can't see anything "no other homegroup computers are currently available".

I have run the network and homegroup troubleshooters but they detected no issues.
I checked for the homegroup provider and peer networking grouping services on my PC which are both started and set to 'manual'.

I have discovered an article about Microsoft Essentials Network Inspection System that can cause problems with the homegroup but upon clicking "settings", then "real-time protection" there is only the option to turn on real time protection,
the option to disable the NIS is not present.

Can anyone help me?

Thank you for your time.


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HI everyone,

We finally have all computers in the house running widows 7 and would like to set up a homegroup. The problem is a homegroup was set up a few years ago on a laptop, and that laptop is no longer functioning (fried motherboard) as I understand the only way to delete the homegroup is for all parties to leave that group. This is no longer possible because the last computer that is connected is not accessible.

I have tried setting up a new new network and wireless account thinking that might reset or change the location setting os the homegroup but it is still present.

The only option I have to do is "Join Homegroup" and I no longer have that computer and thus cannot access the password to that homegroup

Any thoughts or options?
Is there another way to delete or access this homegroup?

Thanks

Merriman85

Answer:Leave Windows 7 Homegroup, Cannot leave homegroup from broken computer

Hello Merriman, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The solution in the thread below may be able to work for you as well.

Cannot leave Homegroup

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello everyone,I have two computers, a laptop and a desktop. When i installed W7 Beta, homegroup worked without a htich and has been working since. Today i upgraded the laptop to the RC, and after that i coudlnt see the desktop anymore in the homegroup (could still see it through the network). So i thought it was an issue with the beta and RC not playing well together so i upgraded the desktop as well, and they still dont see eachother in the homegroup get an error saying "No other homegroup computers are currently available", only through the network tab.I tried leaving and joining the homegroup, both from the laptop and PC. IPv6 is enabled, times are synced with the time server,same user and pass on both pcs, all settings under advanced are turned to on besides password protected sharing. I tried switching to work then home on both pcs. When i join one to the homegroup the other does get an invitation to join however when it does join it cant see the other computer.Any help would be greatly appriciated.

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Hi there

So I've got a 5 year old PIII 1000 w/256 RAM Asus CUV4X dual booting Ubuntu Breezy and WinXP.
About a week and a half ago I was using my machine in Linux and it locked up on me. I pushed the reset button and it started up fine...but shortly after it reset itself again. I tried again, and again it reset itself. I noticed that the delay at it was resetting itself was pretty random...sometimes it was a few seconds after resetting, other times it was nearly half an hour after the OS booted.
Left it off for a week and just turned it on tonight...went right into the BIOS to check the CPU temp. Seemed fine, watched it for a minute or so and then it then it reset itself (which led me to confirm this was not a software issue since no OS's had the chance to load). After that it began resetting itself repeatedly in half-second spurts, probably 10 or 12 times, and then stopped. I shut it off, turned it back on, and now all that happens is that I can hear the fans running, but no sound of the harddrives nor any output to the monitor. It's pretty dead at the moment.
Obviously some component is on the fritz here, but I have no idea what it would be. I don't think it's the power supply since the fans are running fine, and the CPU temp was OK. Wasnt sure if it could be the motherboard in some way...

I should also note that when I went into the BIOS to check the temp, there was a red notice message telling me to check my CPU settings because of a previous fa... Read more

Answer:Solved: Reset, Reset, Reset......Dead

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My phone was slow so
i am reset my nokia lumia 710 model after i reset installed whatsapp but it is unable to login why??
i m entered the mobile number but Verification is shows
[ Can't register with this phone number .You can only register with the phone number that was last used with WhatsApp on this phone. ]
so please tell me the sollution

Answer:i am reset my nokia lumia 710 model after i reset installed whatsapp but it is unable to login why?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question My phone was slow so
i am reset my nokia lumia 710 model after i reset installed whatsapp but it is unable to login why??
i m entered the mobile number but Verification is shows
[ Can't register with this phone number .You can only register with the phone number that was last used with WhatsApp on this phone. ]
so please tell me the sollution check that you're entering the right number, or try restarting your phone and trying again
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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i have given my phone prettier 2weeks a go but techiniques are also nt understanding about my lumia630 phone so wat to do.. i m crying all day but its nt at all starting i have tried soft n hard reset also but its nt working...how to repair my phone i just love it n everyone says that try windows phone recovery tool but how to use that i m nt understanding at all plz suggest me the steps of how to repair my phone wid the help of windows phone recovery tool.. i cant sell my phone bcoz i just love my phone its been gifted by my sibling...plz suggest wat to do nxt plz i beg it to u all plz....my phone is lumia 630 which is been updated wid windows 10 n it shows :-( sign after reset n its switched off again....plz

Answer:I have restarted my phone Lumia 630 with both soft reset and hard reset but it's not working at all, what should I do?

i have the same problem .. plz help me too

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Hello everyone,

I'm kind of freaking out right now. I turned my computer off about 12 hours ago, and now that I turned it on again it took much longer than usual for it to prepare the desktop. When I got in, there are about 50 % of my desktop icons missing, the programs I had attached to the taskbar were missing, I opened chrome and all my bookmarks and other info were gone, most of my folders are empty (for example downloads folder contains nothing), my desktops wallpaper had changed to the default HP one, there are programs missing from the startup menu... I don't even know what other damage has been done yet. The only thing I can recall doing yesterday that could have caused this was downloading Red Alarm, but I'd love to know what is going on and how I can fix this.

Thanks for your time,
Sebruz

Answer:Tons of files missing, desktop reset, browsers and toolbars reset...

Some additional information:
I just found some of the missing files and folders from another location, but it seems like pretty much all software has reset somehow. Google Chrome's options, history, bookmarks etc are all gone, skype thought it was my first time using it and all the files my friend's have sent me at some point were re-sent. I even checked the trash bin, and I have no idea how but there are actually items there that I've emptied from the trash bin long ago.

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Built my computer about 7 months ago, worked fine up until now.

My PC randomly freezes completely and suddenly. Task manager wont open and I have to reset it, however even after reset it takes forever to boot and it goes straight to the UEFI and not to Windows, even if I exit the UEFI it won't boot into Windows 8.1 until I shut it off completely then turn it back on. My M4 64g SSD (Windows Drive) doesn't show up in the boot menu but does in device manager/my computer, however this is not a new thing. (I suspected the SSD might be failing) The freezing started after having my computer off for 5 days (it's never been shut off for more than a day or two). I can think of no other unusual things I might have done or changed.

So far I have tried...

* Resetting the BIOS overclocks to "default" (they have been stable)

* Running memtest86 for a period of 5 hours with no errors.

* Running MSI Kombuster burn-in-test for about half an hour. (This was happening while playing Battlefield 4 (I thought it might be the game/GPU) but it happens even while watching VLC or browsing Firefox and Chrome on their own. (Didn't crash)

* Freeing up space in the Windows SSD. (It had less than 1GB, now it has 18GB and the problem still occurs.)

* Checked all temperatures of CPU/GPU/Drives/Mobo, nothing is overheating. Under GPU stress test.

It doesn't lag or give warnings it just locks up.

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Answer:Computer locking up, reset button goes to UEFI wont boot till full shutdown/reset

The SSD might be failing. Is it still under warranty?
 

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Camera app is worked fine but from yesterday camera app is not working. What I want to do?

Answer:How do I get my camera app working again (I have done soft reset and hard reset on Lumia 830)?

You talking about native camera app or all camera apps (Lumia Camera, Proshot, Camera360....)?

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Few days back my internet explorer attacked by adware virus. now i want to reset it, but not getting option to reset anywhere.
Is there anyway to get into settings, for resetting my internet explorer, than help me because i could not get it.
If anyone will help me to get that option i would be very much thankful to him/her.
Jayash

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I got this today "Your device is at risk because it’s out of date and missing important security and quality updates. Let’s get you back on track so Windows can run more securely. Select this button to get going"

I ran several command prompts including chkdsk,  got  a repair utility to repair registery... etc,  defragmented and everything  I tried every solution found online and  I still  get this error when useing updates.  I even updated my drivers. I tried everything,  s  I even uninstalled my antivirus and tried it again.   I gave up and tried to do a reset  and also tried to whipe everything and do a reset and can not. really odd. 

Any insight will be appreciated.

Also on the microsoft website I saw a security update dated 09/25/2017 ( today)  and when trying to manually update it said it did not apply to my pc.  I own a Dell Desktop all in 1 64-bit operating system Product ID 00325-95873-11633-AAOEM touchscreen 24 inch all in one

Answer:Windows 10 update issues. Also can not do a factory reset or any kind of reset

This sounds like your system took a hit with phishing-ware or other malware.
Factory reset instructions:
www.dell.com/.../reset-or-reinstall-windows-10-on-your-dell-computer

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I recently installed windows blinds, i made my PC look awesome with a Windows Vista theme. i came back on today and my theme was gone, windows blinds somehow had a missing .dll, one program had completley vanished, all of my quick launch buttons that are in the start menu are gone, my custom tool bars were gone, my icons were all put in a curtain order and not the way i layed them out, when i go into program files it says that showing this data might harm the pc or something like that (the thing it says when you first go in there for the first time and you have to click on "Show.....", it is saying that i am not admin when i am, my close and minimize and maximize buttons are small and wont go big even when i change the setting, i cant get a wallpaper to go on background, it just stays blue, This " is now @ when it was in the right place, it seems like my whole operating system has just been reinstalled. WHAT THE **** HAS SOMEONE DONE TO IT, OR WHAT THE **** HAS HAPPENED BECAUSE IM PISSED OFF BECAUSE EVERYTHING IS ****ED!!.

PLEASE HELP ME GET MY PC BACK

And i have got to reinstall Windows Media Player 11 again and probobly the Windows Updates, i avnt got a clue what has gone and what hasnt.


anyone, please help me. im desperate for help with this one. plus
the pic of my theme is there. so is something covering up my theme, and windows blinds says it needs reinstalling. that vista theme that is on now is a .theme i downloaded, it is not the theme that is... Read more

Answer:Computer Reset, And Every Single Program Reinstalled? Or Reset Registrey>

Can you get to System Restore and Restore it to a date before this happened......
 

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I have a Windows 8 tablet Acer Iconia W700(I5 Core) and i am trying to factory reset to the default settings again because of the stupid problems i am having on the tablet.
Here is the problem i am trying to get into the BIOS which is the 1 step on the Acer website but for some bizarre reason when it is completely off i press the Windows button and the power button to get in to the BIOS as it says on the Acer Website but it keeps going to the start menu/desktop now instead of going to the BIOS. :/
I have factory reset/hard reset on my Acer Iconia W700 a couple times and i never had this problem before, i gone in to the BIOS no problem!!!
Can someone help me please?? Thanks!!!

Answer:Windows 8 tablet factory reset/hard reset problem!!! HELP!!

Is it still under warranty? You should try contacting Acer.

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Help!!! My ex roommate reset a password to my computer and now I can't get onto it I need to reset my password I don't care if I lose my data

Answer:reset paswrd toshiba windows 7 home without reset disk

Which password ?  Windows log in password or BIOS password ?

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Getting an infinite loading sort of error where my comp goes to HP loading screen, blackscreen, turns off, and repeats. Very annoying and nothing I've seen so far is working. I don't have a disk or drive to use to reload Windows with, and I didn't set any system restore points like an idiot, so I'm stuck here. I'm not that great with computers so any help would be appreciated, thanks.

Answer:Stuck restarting after failed factory reset, reset still not working

What is the full model number of the HP desktop?

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BSOD Still crashes after a factory reset. Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.

I thought a clean factory reset will fix the issue. But it is still has the BSOD. I have uploaded the zip file that contains the dump as instructed.

Answer:BSOD Still crashes after a factory reset. Attempt to reset the display

Your display driver is outdated.
Update it by following these instructions.

How-To Install AMD Catalyst? Drivers For A Windows? Based System


Code:
fffff880`046e0000 fffff880`04cf7000 atikmdag T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: atikmdag.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmdag.sys
Image name: atikmdag.sys
Timestamp: Thu Jul 02 18:45:07 2009 (4A4CF223)
CheckSum: 005C2509
ImageSize: 00617000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4

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Hey people,
This is an annoying bug me and some other people have on Windows 10 (I Googled and I found a forum that people had this). Not sure how did it start but it happened like 3 days after I upgraded to Windows 10. Everything was fine and I was thrilled to use Windows 10 but then this bug hit me. So the thing is that one day I refreshed my desktop and I saw my icons changing places and sort themselves by name. It was strange so I figured out to change them back in the way I want. When I did refresh again they changed and sorted by name...again. I hate this and I always had my desktop shortcuts not sorting at all, just to align in grid. I don't even use auto arrange icons.
Funny thing is that I see NO dot (like selection) near any Sort by option. So that means I have the "Sorty by" feature off but they keep going sorting themselves. This won't stop here though. Everytime I start my PC or restart it the icons are ALWAYS sorted by Name. It never saves my options.
And this led to another "not saving" my options in Folder View settings. All my folders, BUT ALL MY FOLDERS, are in Details view. When I change a folder in List or Small Icons, Medium Icons etc and I go back and forth into the folder again they option I did wasn't saved at all. It's still back to Details view. This happened the same day with my Desktop icons.
All of the guys have this bug that hit desktop icons and the Folder View settings at the same time. So I guess, it's one bug that st... Read more

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Getting an infinite loading sort of error where my comp goes to HP loading screen, blackscreen, turns off, and repeats. Very annoying and nothing I've seen so far is working. I don't have a disk or drive to use to reload Windows with, and I didn't set any system restore points like an idiot, so I'm stuck here. I'm not that great with computers so any help would be appreciated, thanks.

Answer:Stuck restarting after failed factory reset, reset still not working

What is the full model number of the HP desktop?

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So I'm trying to reset my windows 10 since I lost Admin access. The built-in way to reset it failed. So I'm kinda stuck on things to do.
Help!

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I reset the bios in the bios setup, and after reboot I can't accept the screen that asks if if it can reset the fingerprint scanner (F1 to accept of F2 to deny). I have tried to reboot and also get back into the bios but all options lead to that particular reset fingerprint question 

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So I'm trying to reset my windows 10 since I lost Admin access. The built-in way to reset it failed. So I'm kinda stuck on things to do.
Help!

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had to do a factory reset done on gateway laptop upon restarting somehow i made it so that i need a password (something I don't want to have to do) to get on the computer screen well of course i forgot that password so i tried to reset the password & a screen pops up stating "This feature requires removable media such as a USB flash drive. Please connect a USB flash drive & then try again." What do i do to get the password protection off. I NEED HELP, PLEASE!! I'm really not sure what operating systems i'm running...can't check because i can't get on there lol VERY AGGRAVATED Please help if possible

Answer:Did laptop factory reset now need password forgot cant reset

How can you not know which OS you're running? You're posting in the Windows 7 forum so I assume it's Windows 7, but there are several editions - Home, Pro, Ultimate, 32-bit, 64-bit, etc.If you just did the recovery, how can you not remember the password that you just created? Are you sure you even entered one during the re-installation? Did you try leaving it blank? Why not just run the recovery again but this time, pay closer attention!message edited by riider

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Afternoon,

Having recently (today) inherited my company's IT support role (Without any real training / qualifications ) I'm coming across a number of small issues, one of which is the following:

All machines at my company are independently managed by their own (local) Administrator account, across the board the Username and Pass to access the Admin account is the same... except for a single machine.

It seems this machine has a differing password to the other machines, unfortunately the previous administrator is no longer contactable, I however require access to the administrator account. To the best of my knowledge he didn't set-up a Password Reset Disk either.

I've read about various 3rd party tools which can enable the resetting of the Administrator Password but am loathe to try them without first hand confirmation of their validity etc (On my head be it and so forth)

Is there any method to determine what the Admin pass may be, or should I plump for a 3rd party tool to aid in the resetting of the pass? If so, does anyone have any suggestions for which to use?

If it makes any difference, the machines are networked to a Mac Xserve server - though as I understand it, I wont be able to access locally stored passwords through the server itself?

Many thanks for any light that can be shed upon this issue

Mike
 

Answer:How to reset an Admin Password without Pass. Reset Disk

Sorry but this from TSG site rules:
"- Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided".
 

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I have a y410p  so far no major problems..  I have changed a lot of settings with power and in the bios and reinstalled drivers and all kinds of stuff.. I am doing a clean install of windows 8.1 soon to the m.2 mini card i have .. I want to know if there is a clear or reset CMOS function for this model and how to do it.. like clear NVRAM or Pram.. or reset the SMC etc.. thanks  

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my exploreris not working i cannot download anything so i want to reset to factory settings can you help me with this

Answer:i need to reset my asus laptop windows 7 to a factory reset

You haven't mentioned which model laptop you have so all I can do is point you towards the generic method of restoring it as shown on Asus's website: http://support.asus.com/Troubleshoo..."I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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Wanted to,start over and reset to factory reset. Laptop keeps saying issue encountered and restart. Restart just keeps rebooting and can never get restarted.  Attempts to interrupt restart and pursue option menu for other types of resets all fail. All attempt to reset to various levels. But then laptop just stope after 40-63% of the way complete and circles me back to there was an issue and restart. cannot get back to any other screens.

Answer:X1 Carbon won't reset to factory or any other reset point

did you try spaming F8 on boot depending what os it is, is it windows 7, 8 or 10? if 8 or 10 then spam F8 untill you get advanced boot menu and then do the reset there since reset should go through as long recovery partition is still there but if it also fails then it's mostlikely recovery partition is damaged and cannot be used so then you would have to request a recovery USB off lenovo by buying one so you can reset your laptop.

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win7
ethernet broadband

My ISP intermittently drops my connection, and using the win7 "trouble shoot problems" thing usually works, but takes too much time. I am looking for a way to do this manually.

These commands work:
netsh branchcache reset
netsh winsock reset
ipconfig /flushdns

********************************************************************

netsh int ip reset

netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

none of these work. Error is "there's no user specified settings to be reset."

All commands are being run from an admin command prompt with an admin account.

Any clues appreciated
 

Answer:netsh int reset: there's no user specified settings to be reset

What kind of Internet connection are you using, ADSL, Cable, Fiber, G3, G4?

Are you using a Router?
 

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I'm currently installing the Windows 10 Mobile TP, and I'm planning on hard reseting. Will this revert me back to the default OS (Windows Phone 8), or will it still be Windows 10?
Thanks

Answer:If I hard reset, will my current OS version be reset as well?

Unless you do a factory reset it will stay on the last build.
You will loose your settings and such though.

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I really need to find a way to reset the administrative password on my laptop without a reset password disk and no upgrade disk

Answer:i need to reset administration password with out a reset disk

Do you know the current admin password? If so then we can guide you on your way. But if you dont then we really wont be able to assist you much. With this being the internet and no way to verify the information provided, it wouldnt be proper of us to give information on how to go about getting the password. It would require some tools that would violate our site rules. At best we would be able to point you to the Microsoft Answers Site where they might be able to assist you with your issue.

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We have to provide a option to non Admin user to reset bitlocker PIN. When non admin user does not know old PIN. How can I accomplish this using c#/Powershell/and so on ..?

Answer:How to reset Bitlocker Reset PIN on W10 with non Admin account ?

I hope not because Bitlocker is a safety feature and if "everyone" can change it what kind of safety feature is it. I understand however that forgetting a PIN/password is a pain but safety has his price.

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hi,
i had the system switch off. and unplugged. in the morning when i plug it back in, it comes up with an error in the bios, the date/time etc... is not set. i had to go in and set the time again, once it is set, it bootup fine, until it get's to the window's and it keep resetting itself.

anyone have any suggestion to why the bios got reset? the battery is dead?

right now i'm trying to get into safe mode to disable the "automatically restart" so i can see if the window reset is cause by the blue-screen-of-death.
 

Answer:bios setting got reset, winxp keep reset?help plz

I'm betting that you have a bad CMOS battery...
 

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The only thing that doesn't work on my Helix 3XXX is the mouse driver ever since the update from the System Update program a long time ago. I'm sick of using Windows' mouse driver -- it's a pain. I want to reset the mouse Symantics driver back to what shipped with the Helix without resetting the entire computer. There is no partition on the hard disk. I found a folder called Drivers --> WIN --> UNAV and found a Synaptics file. Unfortunately, it was the updated one that doens't work well. Is there any way to get the original driver that came with the system that is not the updated one?

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I was having issues with my hp laptop, so I tried a few solutions, none worked , so I had to factory reset my laptop with the help hp tools , whist doing this however I got the message, "windows could not complete the installation. To install windows on this computer, restart the installation. But every time I restart it, it shows up again

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Hi,
I have a toshiba notebook satellite and I am trying to burn a DVD and/or CD to a external DVDRW drive.
Everytime I try I get the following alert:
Power on, reset or bus device reset occurred
I have an WIN XP SP2 Professional, and using Roxio and/or Nero for burning.
 

Answer:Power on, reset or bus device reset occurred

does it happen with both burning programs??
 

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two of three of my profile passwords including the administrator profile were changed on my computer without a reset wizard disk. How can i gain access to these profiles to reset passwords? 

Answer:how do i reset profile passwords without reset disk?

Hello Ticy77, Please see this forum thread in regars to your options in recovering adminstrative passwords.Lost Administrative Password recovery options

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I'm going to reset my PC because I have corrupt audio drivers. Will the bootup times be the same if I chose to reset with my files instead of a factory reset? Will I remove potential viruses and such? What i'm trying to ask is what advantages do I get when factory reseting.

Answer:Factory reset vs reset keeping files

Doing a Factory Reset/Restore will set the computer back to its As-Shipped condition, may lose everything added after the initial setup when you got it. Your data files may or may not be saved, I've had it work both ways and on different brands so be sure you have saved what exists nowhere else and have the discs or downloads to re-install the programs you added along with the installation keys for those that need them along with user names and passwords.

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How I ResetHP 15 ac156tx bios password Reset













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Answer:How I Reset ac156tx bios password reset

Hi, At the password screen, hit enter 3 times and you should receive a 'halt code' - post back with this code. Regards, DP-K

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hi,i wanted to know if hard reset and factory reset are the same things?my laptop won't turn on and i found out that i can hard reset that, but i do not want any of my data on hard disk to be erased. is it possible?(i've shut it down before so there is no data on RAM)thanks in advance.











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Answer:are hard reset and factory reset the same thing?

Hi, No, factory reset will bring your machine back to facory status (the time opening the box) byt hard reset won't. Regards.

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I can't remember the password to sign on to my new computer. How can I perform a hard reset since thw computer did not come with a recovery disc?

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reset my Windows Lumia 625 using reset option and new version of Windows installed and i can able to see Face book, Skype, Storage and FM Radio option. nothing is showing for me

Answer:reset my Windows Lumia 625 using reset option

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question reset my Windows Lumia 625 using reset option and new version of Windows installed and i can able to see Face book, Skype, Storage and FM Radio option. nothing is showing for me could you state clearly what the issue is? If you're not comfortable with English, type in your language and we'll translate

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After factory resetting my pc, it was installing windows and i accidentally turned it off. now everytime i turn it on it says i have to click ok to restart as it was turned off during windows installation  when i do it just repeats the same time no matter how many times i click ok and it restarts. please help as my computer is not booting up

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Hi,I cannot log in on the Windows screen. I have a password for Bios. I just need to be able to get into this computer, I bought almost 2 years ago on eBay and have not been able to use it! Please help! I just want to reset this so I can use it.Thank you, Jessica

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getting error in updation. have done reset from settins<about. this did not help resolving the error problem. now thinking of hard reset, would it be helpful getting rid of the error? plz help!

Answer:What is the difference b/w general reset and hard reset?

I think both are the same.

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My T530 was new in September, 2012, with a 9-cell, 94 Wh, 7740 mAh battery (Sanyo FRU 45N1007).  Power Manager (v6.32) shows a cycle count of 167, design capacity 93.24 Wh and full-charge capacity of 83.43. I've previously been pleased with the 5-6 hour battery life, but recently it's been getting shorter and shorter.  Initially the computer would hibernate and shut down at around 15% remaining, then around 30%, then around 40%.  I have battery maintenance set to start charging at 50% and stop at 90%, but every 2-3 months I change it for a cycle or two to charge to 100%.  Power Manager is set to notify me when battery gauge reset is recommended, but it has never done so. While typing this post it hibernated and shut down with a little over 50% remaining (4 hours.)  When plugged in and restarted, it showed 6%. It seems to me that the battery gauge is not correctly reading the remaining charge/capacity/time, and that a gauge reset should remedy that, but there are many horror stories on this forum about detrimental effects from battery reset. So, should I take my chances and perform a battery reset? Is there anything I should otherwise do differently with the goal of long battery life with reasonable runtimes?













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Answer:To reset (battery) or not to reset? That is the question.

At this point it sounds like a gauge reset is necessary. Generally, detrimental effects are from the battery reset making issues explicitly apparent rather than hiding behind a false full charge amount.I would recommend not using power intensive applications while the reset is on the discharging portion, though.

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Hi everyone, I installed ubuntu and GRUB, then I wanted to go back to factory so I tries one key recovery but GRUB is still there how can I uninstall it and set everything like when bought. Onekey recovery only reinstalls windows 8. Thanks !

Answer:How to factory reset and reset partition

hi alexdarkdark,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
You may need to fix the MBR or recreate the BCD file to remove GRUB.
 
If you have installed Windows in legacy mode, try to:
1. Download a Windows 8 ISO (90 day trial) and follow this guide on how to create a bootable DVD/USB.
2. Boot from the Windows 8 DVD/USB that you created and on Step 1 and follow this guide on how to fix the BCD.
 
 
Note:
Backup important files and create a recovery drive before proceeding..
 
 
Regards

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I cant access my router. I need to change the passwords on it, witch I redid with my internet provider company. So, no shared internet within the house.

The thing is, no reset button on the router. I was away 2 days, and later today I found out that my brother had changed something with the router previously. After that - no access to the router via usual way (enter ip in inet client). He did talked something, that he only changed one thing.
Something from TCP/IP option to Router option. Dont know under what catacory or so.

I see 2 options: reset router somehow, or contact it another way than regulary and duo to the brother changes. There is just one button on the router btw. on/off. But that dosnt seem the completely reset it.

The router itself is a Chronos Broadband Router, cant say anything more specific about it. No mark or so. Only - support NAT for IP sharing and 4-port 100Mbs Base-T Fast Ethernet Switch.
If that problem rings any bells to someone and knows how to reset it or access it, please post. Help much appreciated. Thanks!!
 

Answer:How to reset the router - no reset button

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We have an older computer that we are trying to reset windows 10 on so we can give it to a friend.
But when we try to reset it, we get a windows that says "unable to reset".
How can we reset windows 10?

Answer:Reset Win10: unable to reset?

Why not wipe the hard drive and do a clean install?

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I see references to using a soft reset or a hard reset when trying to fix a problem. How are those done?

Answer:What is a soft reset and a hard reset?

Hard reset means phones goes back to factory setting and everything is deleted from your phone...soft reset is like removing your phone battery and putting it again....for some phones where battery is non removable there are key combination to soft reset. Hope u got it :)

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hello
i need an assistance about warm-reset, as well, cold-reset ...
hoping anyone can share their knowledge about it

cheers!
 

Answer:warm-reset / cold-reset

a warm reset is when you push the reset button, and the computer starts up again, without the power going off. A cold reset is where it shuts down and turns off, ie powered down. The difference is that memory etc may hold info in a warm, but probably not in a cold
 

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If I hard reset my phone, will I buy again the applications and games that I already bought before the hard reset? Thanks, that is if I'm planning to reinstall them.

Answer:Hard Reset/Factory Reset

Nope any app u bought is tied with your MS account so they will just show up as owned and will allow you to install them again without any further complications.
In fact the os will start download queing all ur installed apps after ur hard reset.

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Is the windows 8.1 reset the same as factory reset?  trying to get rid of some pesky viruses so would a reset remove them if a reset is not the same as a factory reset?Also within the windows 8.1 reset, it asked for a couple of options.  When it says "repartition", would that destroy the currently existing partitions or no?the second option asks for whether to keep all the files within the partition or to clean them.  is there an option to clean only selected partition?

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In order to make AD driven user's password request to be resolve automated. we wanted to have reset link or button on windows log-on screen, please guide incase same functionality is available or we need to customize windows.
Whenever the situation come that use forget his/her password or lock after expire date then we want user should reset his/her password from window's log-on screen. So to customize and put reset password screen on Log-on screen please give any idea if functionality
is already available or any program if already written by someone...

Thank you in advance

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Question: homegroup help

i am trying to set up a home group to be able to share my printer and files i cant find the home group password as windows never showed any password when i reinstalled (windows 7) all i get is a blank password box and no way of getting the password HELP
 

Answer:homegroup help

Hi there i may be able to shed some light. If you click your net icon at the bottom right (wireless or Ethernet) Click Open network and sharing center.
From there you can click Home Group down the right hand side. Assuming your in the group?

There you can change your password it will give you a random generated one, which you can rewrite to your own password, all by clicking change the password....

Make sure all the tick boxes are on the ones you wish to share from your computer. Bare in mind that other computers will have to undergo the same as long as they remain in the Home Group.

Hope this helps.
 

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In Windows 7, I had a desktop PC and a laptop on a network without a homegroup, and I shared files seamlessly between both computers over the network. Windows 10 seems to require a homegroup to share. And if it doesn't, it sure wants to promote homegroup use. Doesn't a homegroup merely duplicate network sharing? Do I need a homegroup in Windows 10 to share across a network?

Answer:Do I really need a homegroup?

Homegroup is only supported with W7, 8 & 10 so if you use the regular home networking which is more flexible then you don't need it at all.
Look at this link for more info:
Solved All computers on the same network, each cant see others

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Question: homegroup

yes, that thing is what showed up out of no wear. it is not in the list in the control panel so I cannot delete it. I did the

search this pc thing and several things showed up. so, is there anyway to get rid of this thing?

Answer:homegroup

Sorry, what are you saying popped up or what you were searching for?

The "Homegroup"?

I'm not sure what the issue is but maybe there are some tutorials here that maybe able to help?
http://www.eightforums.com/tutsearch.php?q=homegroup

Please advise what you are trying to do/stop, maybe post a screenshot.

-Jamie

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I recently installed win7 on my laptop and desktop computers.How do I get access to my c:\ drive on the desktop when I'm on the laptop, or visa versa when I want to move files? All that seems to show is music, pics,etc. Thanks Keith
 

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In much the same way as you did with previous MS OS's: Start/ Computer
 

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I have a laptop with Windows 7 ultimate and a deskktop running Windws 7 ultimate. I have a wireless network Netgear WTG624-v3. I upgraded from Vista Ultimate on both machines.

I cannot get either machine to see the other when I establish a homegroup. When I check o the Win 7 compatibility the WTG 624 is suppose to be compat.

Though I can set up the desktop to work with the router and connect to the router with my laptop, they don't see each other.

Can you all help?

james

Answer:Help with homegroup

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jamesb2755


I have a laptop with Windows 7 ultimate and a deskktop running Windws 7 ultimate. I have a wireless network Netgear WTG624-v3. I upgraded from Vista Ultimate on both machines.

I cannot get either machine to see the other when I establish a homegroup. When I check o the Win 7 compatibility the WTG 624 is suppose to be compat.

Though I can set up the desktop to work with the router and connect to the router with my laptop, they don't see each other.

Can you all help?

james


Hi james,

First a few questions.

1. Do you have 3rd party Firewall/AV suites installed?

2. Have you enabled network discovery and sharing on both computers in advanced settings in networkcenter. (left pane)

3. Do you have passwords on both computers?

4. Do you have let Homegroup manage enabled in advanced settings of networkcenter?

greetings

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Is there a way to move the Libraries folders to a different drive and still have it read by a Homegroup on another comp.? I have a SSD I just installed and would like the Library on another drive.
I hope I am asking this question correctly?
 

Answer:RC1 and Homegroup

You wouldn't move Libraries per se as its just a virtual folder that aggregates other files/folders. What you could do is move the files/folders that Libraries points to then re-add them.
 

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I recently replaced my 8 year old Linksys router with a new Cisco E1000. Prior to replacing the router all the computers in the home could share a printer. All of the computers are also running Win 7. Now that I set up the new router the home group no longer works. None of the computers can see each other. Anyway I disbanded that home group and created a whole new one. This did not resolve the issue. Even after creating a new Homegroup on the main computer when I click on Homegroup in control panel on the other computers it says "there is no home group on this network" and then gives me the option to create a new one. Why cant the computers detect the new homegroup? I should also mention that with my new settup I have two wireless routers connected to each other. Its identified the second router as Network 2? Might this be causing the issue?
 

Answer:Cant see homegroup in Win 7 (PLEASE HELP)

How exactly do you have the routers configured? If you want to use a secondary router, here's the proper way to use it and not affect your networking.
Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc. Note that you should use the same SSID and encryption key for the secondary router but a non-conflicting channel. I recommend channels 1, 6, or 11 for use for the best results.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing por... Read more

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In Windows 7, I had a desktop PC and a laptop on a network without a homegroup, and I shared files seamlessly between both computers over the network. Windows 10 seems to require a homegroup to share. And if it doesn't, it sure wants to promote homegroup use. Doesn't a homegroup merely duplicate network sharing? Do I need a homegroup in Windows 10 to share across a network?

Answer:Do I really need a homegroup?

Homegroup is only supported with W7, 8 & 10 so if you use the regular home networking which is more flexible then you don't need it at all.
Look at this link for more info:
Solved All computers on the same network, each cant see others

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I'm setting up a new Aspire Desktop, running Windows 10.  I have it connected to my home network, but can't find any way to show what else is connected.  In particular, I have an HP Deskjet 2015 print/scan/copy colour printer that works well, but because of location, it's running connected to my modem, via Cat5 line, to an IOGear GPSU21 Print Server.  I'd like to be able to find that server from this desktop, so I can attach it.

Answer:How do I map homegroup?

I am not sure how you have your system setup. However unless you can set your PRINT SERVER in the Homegroup you have made and loogged onto you would have to find your Printer in the NETWORK ICON and not under your homegroup.... A Home group is one that you would set up with a Password and that would then be shared with other computers in the home group.... Your Network, It will show your computers as well, But also shows other devices like Smart Phones, Routers, Printers and Scanners....  Most important part of that is to make sure they are all on the same TCP/IP and Subnet... IF your Printer was set up with a Stitic IP of say 192.168.1.250, With the Subnet of 255.255.255.0 then your Router should be 192.168.1.1 with the same subnet and then it would be set to give out IP's to all other sytems that connect over Wire or Wireless... It could be set like starting IP of 192.168.1.160 up with the IP's lower then 160 could be set for other things in your Router like your HPNA or AP that is set by your router...  You could try to Ping your Printer, (Right Click the Windows/Start button, Then Command Prompt (Admin)) then type in ping printer address like (ping 192.168.1.250) with out the ( ) iF you can ping the Printer then you should be able to access it.. If you don't know the Printers IP you can get that info by typing at the command prompt arp -a that will tell you all the items that are on your network.  You may also be able to see your printer serv... Read more

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Hello,

I am encountering a problem with Homegroup set up in Windows 7 Professional. Seeking for a solution.

I have one desktop, one laptop, and 2 tablets. These computers are running on Windows 7 Professional.

Here is my set-up network configuration:

The desktop wires to the main router, and hosts Homegroup.
The laptop and 2 tablet wireless to the main router. These computers can detect the Homegroup and request for Homegroup password. I enter the password, none of the computers (laptop, tablets) can connect to the Homegroup.

Note: I want the desktop acts as a server and hosts the Homegroup.

Now I try. I remove the Homegroup that is hosted by the desktop. I create a new Homegroup on the laptop.
The desktop and 2 tablets are able to detect the Homegroup that is hosted by the laptop (I called "laptop Homegroup").
2 tablets are able to connect to the laptop Homegroup, but the desktop cannot.

I disable all firewalls (windows and AVG)
All Homegroup sharing setting options are set (e.g. discover network, share files, share printer, etc.)

I do not know what else I can do. Can someone help?

Question: is it possible, we can configure Windows 7 Pro. as a server?
Thanks
CT
 

Answer:Homegroup

They ALL must use the same name for the "HomeGroup".

What I would do is dele ALL home groups on ALL machines, then add a homegroup to the main machine and then one at time add the access to the other machines.

Edit: Remember that you will get a NEW password when you make this new homegroup.
 

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I have PC (Work) & Notebook (Wife), both Win 7 Home Premium 64bit, both were in Homegroup Network and Workgroup = WORKGROUP, PC was Work & Notebook was Home. When checking on another problem I noticed they were different, so I changed PC to Home, making them both the same. The Network was initially set up from PC. After this change from Work to Home PC is no longer networked and I can do nothing to get it Home Networked. If I try to Join the Network, I need the Password which I am not able to access. If I go to the Notebook, I can do nothing with this, cannot change Password, cannot leave the Homegroup. I have spent all day reading Posts, trying out provided info and nothing works. I would like to leave the Homegroup with both units but cannot do this either. There just does not seem to be an answer on line that will enable me to fix it. The Router is able to see all Computers and is working fine. This would be one of the worst nightmares I have ever encountered in years of working on PCs. Has anyone experienced a fix for this predicament.

Answer:Can I get some help with Win 7 HP HomeGroup?

Your work PC is probably part of a domain. "If your PC belongs to a domain, you can join a homegroup but you can't create one. You can get to libraries and devices on other homegroup PCs, but you can't share your own libraries and devices with the homegroup." HomeGroup from start to finish - Windows Help

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I have a homegroup on 3 different computers all running windows 7.
but for some reason I can't access folders on one computer from the other. Only the folders that are by default accessible such as users and public but I don
t want to move files to that folder anytime I want to move files between computer I want to share my own folders
When I share my own folders I check the box with the full control, but when I try to access the folder from a different computer I get
"you don't have permission to access \\COMPUTER NAME\NAME OF FOLDER. Contact your network administrator to request access"
as I said I did do Full Control on the folder in question and it didn't help. and the same happens in every folder I try to share on all the computers from all the computers.

Answer:homegroup

Let's confirm some things; in Windows Explorer, right click the folder you want to share, pick share with then HomeGroup read/write. That should have included that folder in the folders available on the other computers in HomeGroup.
If not try share with, then specific people. In the box with the drop down, pick Homegroup. Then in the box below that in the drop down pick read/write, then at the bottom right, click on share. This is just another way to do it. The folder should appear in the HomeGroup on the other computer(s) for that computer. If this doesn't work, you may be beyond my experience but check back and let us know.

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I have set up a homegroup with three nodes Windows 10 computer, windows 7 computer and a WiFi router. When trying to log in from the windows 10 computer, I get the message "username or password is incorrect" . I checked and the password was correct.
What user name should I use?

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I have recently bought a Windows 8 PC and wanted to create a new homegroup to connect it with my WIndows 7 PC. There is no existing homegroup on the network, however, when I create a homegroup on my Windows 8 PC it cannot be detected by any other computers. However, if I create a homegroup from another computer (a friend's) it can be detected. All network sharing options are turned on. I have tried troubleshooting and have been searching forums for ages and have found similar issues but nothing has completely solved the issue.

Really appreciate any help. Thank you.
 

Answer:HomeGroup

Try this from Microsoft's website:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/homegroup-from-start-to-finish
 

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Early on I created a HomeGroup for these two machines. Never used it for anything. We both operate fine on the network as is. Since the FCUpdate, the HomeGroup disappeared. Doing some research I've cleaned up behind it's removal.

My question is: Is there any advantage to having a HomeGroup the way we're working?

Appreciate your input. Thanks ...

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When I click home group in control panel I got this message: "This computer cannot connect to a home group". What can I do?

Answer:Homegroup

Whenever you create a new thread, it helps us to help you if you post your full system specifications.

However, you have at least told us you are using Windows Vista, which means that you cannot join a Windows 7 HomeGroup.

You can though, configure your computer to share files and folders, as explained in this Microsoft download.

Download: Windows 7 & HomeGroup: Downlevel Sharing - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

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I really don't get homegroups. Before Windows 7 I've shared files across the computers in my home using networking. Networking is very easy to set up. It's very easy to identify the files/folders to share via networking. And, networking doesn't restrict the files shared to only libraries.

What am I missing? Why should I use Homegroup instead of standard Networking?

I have a home network with four computers.
Windows 7 build 7100 RC

Answer:Homegroup

HomeGroup simplifies network sharing. Most average home users don't know the basics when it comes to NTFS or SMB shares, or best practices. HomeGroup allows people to share docs with a few clicks.

It also allows for sharing between Windows Live IDs, which is still a WIP.

HomeGroup - Link your Online ID and Share Files

Another benefit is not having to create the same local accounts on all machines.

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