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Question: wrong installation id

Hello, I followed the steps in the page 5 of this document: http://h20565.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=5443866&docId=emr_na-c03995716&docLocal... The install_id it gives me is supposed to be like : 1249679, but I've got a number with 10 digits. When I try to input it in the site to have my license keys, it doesn't work. I used my local ip for the curl command (I have no internet connexion on my HP VM, maybe the problem is here?) Maybe I need a global ip for the registration, I don't know.

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Preferred Solution: wrong installation id

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Some background: I recently installed a new SSD on my Dell Studio PC and cloned my hard drive to the SSD so that Windows 7 would boot from the SSD. However, to do this, I needed to delete (after backup) a lot of files before cloning so that the drive would fit.
After having a lot of issues, including my back up software suddenly not recognizing backups etc, I finally managed to restore most of my files. Part of the process I followed was changing locations of some user files (such as My Pictures) to the old hard drive.
Anyway, I have had lots of issues with Windows since, with losses of icons etc and programs not working, some of which I have now seemed to have corrected by restoring some of my files in appdata folder. However, I've never been able to bring all these files back as I get messages saying some cannot be moved due to security settings.
Now, I am unable to open files such as explorer.exe and control panel! One message said that the username I was logged in as had prevented me from access.
This all seems bizarre and confusing to me and any help would be appreciated.
Nb: I'm detailing this all from memory whilst on a train so specifics could be a bit fuzy. I can check error messages etc when I get home if that helps.

Answer:Everything's gone wrong after SSD installation! Help!

What cloning software was used?
 
Louis

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I'm re-installing Win 7 64bit from the Microsoft disc supplied with my computer, and have been following the clean install tut no.1649. All seemed well, but at point 16, when I had confirmed the timezone the next screen wasn't as shown, but the desktop (pic 18 of 19), and nothing else.
The screen resolution was was 800 x 600 and the best I can set it to via display is 1400 x 1050 when it should be 1920 x 1080. Also I am connected to the internet via an ethernet cable, but my screen is showing that there are no connections available.

I was obviously in trouble to re-install, and now feel I am deeper in the mire. Can someone please advise?

Answer:Installation gone wrong? - Help please

You followed the tutorial for Clean Install, ok?

Do you have the Graphics Card's Driver CD? Install the driver.

If you dont have, Go to AMD Graphics Drivers & Software, download the required display driver, and install it.

Everything will be OK, dont worry

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Afternoone allim just upgrading from vista basic to ultimate today & i was under the impression that all i had too do was reboot the pc with the opperating disc in the drive, however ive tried this & i get the blue screen of death everytime?is there anyone with any idea where i am going wrong please

Answer:Vista installation, where im i going wrong.?

This link may help: click here

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Hello, this may be one of the most common sense mistake ever. I am using 8.1 64 bit system , and i stupidly installed windows 8 drivers on my mother board, what will i do? the system 32 seems to be corrupted or not functioning properly, whenever i will install the 8.1 drivers this shows up
also bios is not working properly you please read this thread i posted yesterday system32 and Bios problems

Help! thankyou in advance

Answer:HELP wrong installation of drivers

The bios loads way before windows loads..

restart your pc and keep tapping F2 or DEL key to enter bios setting..

or you can keep tapping F12 to enter the boot options menu to select, boot from setup media, then re-install OS and correct drivers

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I have a Dell Latitude D810 with Windows XP Pro SP3. A while ago I got a 60 day trial for Microsoft Office Professional 2007 from microsoft.com and it has expired. As a Christmas gift my family got me the Academic version of Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 with Accounting (for my parents).
I uninstalled the trial version of Microsoft Office Professional 2007 and installed the first disk of Microsoft Office Ultimate which installs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Groove, Publisher, Access, and InfoPath.
After I installed the first disk everything was running fine, but when I tried to install the second disk I recieved a message saying that the setup failed and it told me it had something to do with SQL Server. What is this? What does it do?
I thought that maybe I had to reboot my computer before I could do anything because I had installed the first disk. After rebooting, my computer said: "SQLDUMPER failed initialization your installation is either corrupt or it has been tampered with. Please contact the package vendor or uninstall then reinstall."
I can't uninstall Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 and so under the impression that I screwed the installation up somewhere I tried to use System Restore to go back before I uninstalled the trial version of Microsoft Office Professional 2007.
The restore was successful and I no longer recieved the message reading: "SQLDUMPER failed initialization your installation is either corru... Read more

Answer:New Software Installation goes Wrong!

Sorry for any confusion, but I did NOT undo the restore I made; my bad.
Can someone still help with my computer? If I have to install Ultimate again will it use up another of the three "computers" I am allowed to install it on allowed in the licence?
 

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Hey, guys,

I was tryin' to install Windows 7 on my laptop when it came up with a Windows Error Recovery. It told me that windows had failed to start maybe because of a recent hardware or software change, and it also suggested me to fix the problem by inserting the installation disc. Unfortunately, the disc drive of my laptop could not work any more. I tried entering the safe mode but it told me that windows could not be installe at the mode. the Last known good configuration wouldn't work, either. Would anyone please let me know what the rpoblem is and what I can do? Thanks!

Answer:windows 7 installation went wrong

What kind of laptop do you have, and did you verify that it met the requirements for Windows 7?

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I wish I could attribute this to someone other than me...
We have a new Dell XPS that came with XP installed. One our techs messed up the installed version of XP (long story). She asked me to reinstall XP with the disk that came with the computer. While doing the install, I accepted the default installation location, which was evidently the "D" drive. Of course, Office and everything else is having fits b/c its looks for default paths on "C".

Is there anyway to move XP to the C Drive without doing a full reinstallation? (please tell me there is)

If I do have to do a full installation to get XP on C, how do I get it off of D?

Can I change the drive letters using the Disk Mgt Option (i.e. change D to C), and is this a good option?

Thanks in Advance!!
~Ashley

Answer:XP Installation on Wrong Drive

Eh, with that much going wrong, might as well wipe the drive and put it all back on the right way, you'll probably just run into little nitpicky things down the road if you don't.

If there's any data on there you need, back it up and wipe it.

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I have an old install of XP left on an additional harddrive after I got a bigger drive and reinstalled... but now all of a sudden that's the only one it'll boot to! I had some other issues (caused, believe it or not by AVG).. and in the process of that I ran a repair installation over my new and proper XP.. with all the other drives disconnected.. and it was working fine, but as soon as I hook up the other drives... BLAM it's booting into the old install again. Now in disk management it's listed as the Boot Drive and the one that SHOULD be System is listed as active... i read something about making it active to make it boot from that drive... but it's not working.. what is the easiest way to modify where it boots from? I have been trying through the recovery console with fixmbr but that didn't work... i feel like there should be something more straightforward though!

note: the drive with windows that i want to boot off of IS listed first in the hdisk boot priority in the bios...
 

Answer:wrong installation of XP is booting

This may help:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289022
Be sure your "Proper" boot drive is the one listed first in The BIOS boot order. The nomenclature can be confusing. For that matter, just switch the boot order and see what happens.
 

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I installed Windows 7 Pro and by lameness checked Ultimate. Now windows pops up as counterfeit.

I really don't want to remove all my files and programs to reinstall Pro so they don't get wiped. IF I purchase Ultimate and install over what Microsoft says is the counterfeit windows 7 Ultimate version, will Windows still recognize the proper 7 Ultimate install and/or will everything get wiped anyway.

Thank you.

Answer:Wrong 7 version installation

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Pauljay


I installed Windows 7 Pro and by lameness checked Ultimate. Now windows pops up as counterfeit.

I really don't want to remove all my files and programs to reinstall Pro so they don't get wiped. IF I purchase Ultimate and install over what Microsoft says is the counterfeit windows 7 Ultimate version, will Windows still recognize the proper 7 Ultimate install and/or will everything get wiped anyway.

Thank you.



Welcome Pauljay to the windows forums.

If you have installed the ultimate version and you then go to MS and pay for the ultimate version, all you should have to do is to enter the code into your registration and it should then validate and you should be ok. Otherwise, I believe that you better copy all the data and anything else you want to save to an external device and then do a boot of the dvd and delete the existing partitions and then reformat and install the correct version.
Calling microsoft might help as they will be glad to sell you the ultimate version but I think that the PRO version is probably more than most people would need.

FWIW:
Rich

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I upgraded to Windows 10 a week ago. I noticed in Control Panel / Programs & Features that about 30 programs have an "Installed On" date of yesterday when they were actually installed ages ago and another 20 or so programs have an "Installed On" date of 10 June when I upgraded to Windows 10. The rest on the dates appear to be correct. this also happens on my laptop I did a clean install on a few months ago so it looks like a bug in Windows. It's actually quite irritating since I like to sort my programs by date just to see if anything has been installed recently without my knowledge.

What's going on and why isn't Windows showing the actual installation dates?

Answer:Wrong Program Installation Dates!

You will probably find that yesterday you had a significant W10 update which has reset the dates on a number of your programs.

Look in Reliability History to see what has been going on. (Type reliability in the search box to access this.)

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Hi all, i have reinstalled the windows XP.
When i try to update the SP2 for the system, mircrosoft told me i am not using a right product key.

Then i follow the instructoin to download a KeyUpdate Tool and i put in the product key which under my notebook, it saids it is not the correct key for the windows that i am using.
At the compare product key site, it shows:

OS Version: Windows XP Professional
Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
Model: Satellite M60
Product Key: *****-*****-*****-*****-P6R2Y

It shows correctly the manufacture and the model.
However, i am using a Windows Xp Home Edition and the key from that CD is end with *****-*****-*****-*****-Q6JWG.
And the product key from my notebook is end up with *****-*****-*****-*****-GCFKM.

Then I download the Windows Product Key Update Tool and put in both the product key from the CD and notebook.
Both of them dosen't work. I want to know how can I update the Service Pack for my windows. Can anyone help? Thx!

What can i do for that? Thx!!!!!

Answer:Wrong Windows product key during SP2 installation

Hi

I have read some threads about similar problems with the OS key and the key changing has always helped?
Sometimes Microsoft rates the image keys as incorrect or invalid. Why? I don't know... it's Microsoft you know ;)

Fact is that the key on the CD cover can be used only to activate the installed Microsoft Works or OneNote software on the notebook. The key is not responsible for the Windows OS!
The key which could be used with Win OS is placed at the bottom of the unit.

Well, according to your message you used this key and now I?m a little bit confused?
I think you should make a call to the Toshiba authorized service provider in your country for clearing this problem?

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I upgraded to Windows 10 a week ago. I noticed in Control Panel / Programs & Features that about 30 programs have an "Installed On" date of yesterday when they were actually installed ages ago and another 20 or so programs have an "Installed On" date of 10 June when I upgraded to Windows 10. The rest on the dates appear to be correct. this also happens on my laptop I did a clean install on a few months ago so it looks like a bug in Windows. It's actually quite irritating since I like to sort my programs by date just to see if anything has been installed recently without my knowledge.

What's going on and why isn't Windows showing the actual installation dates?

Answer:Wrong Program Installation Dates!

You will probably find that yesterday you had a significant W10 update which has reset the dates on a number of your programs.

Look in Reliability History to see what has been going on. (Type reliability in the search box to access this.)

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Hello all, after three years of owning a Y530 with wndows vista I decided to change the windows from vista to windows xp. All went fine. When I want to get on the internet the wireless adapter is not even showing up in XP. How do I set it up? Please help.RegardsTilikum

Answer:Ideapad windows XP installation gone wrong

Do you have any unknown devices in Device Manager? If all you have is an SM Bus Device or something, you need to install that first. For any unknown devices found, post their Device IDs below, and we can help identify the devices. This KB article should be able to assist you: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314464

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I upgraded to Windows 10 a week ago. I noticed in Control Panel / Programs & Features that about 30 programs have an "Installed On" date of yesterday when they were actually installed ages ago and another 20 or so programs have an "Installed On" date of 10 June when I upgraded to Windows 10. The rest on the dates appear to be correct. this also happens on my laptop I did a clean install on a few months ago so it looks like a bug in Windows. It's actually quite irritating since I like to sort my programs by date just to see if anything has been installed recently without my knowledge.

What's going on and why isn't Windows showing the actual installation dates?

Answer:Wrong Program Installation Dates!

You will probably find that yesterday you had a significant W10 update which has reset the dates on a number of your programs.

Look in Reliability History to see what has been going on. (Type reliability in the search box to access this.)

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Hi everyone,

My computer used to have an HDD running XP. Recently, I got a new HDD and installed Vista 64-bit Home Premium on it. Since it happened a little while ago, I'm not sure quite what happened during the installation. Right now, though the Windows folder and all the program files are on the new drive, I have to have the old drive first in the boot priority, else Vista won't start up. I may have had the old drive first in the boot queue when I installed Vista, but I don't remember.

If I go to the disk manager, the new HDD has (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition) next to it. The old HDD has (System, Active, Primary Partition). So it seems that some basic system files got on the old drive, but everything else is on the new drive.

I would like to eventually format the old drive, but I'm pretty sure that I won't be able to run Vista anymore. Any ideas what happened and how to fix without everyone's favorite cure-all: reformat and reinstall? Is there someway to move whatever system files are on the old drive to the new drive without all sorts of pathing errors?

In case you need it, here are some basic specs:
Windows Vista 64-bit Home Premium, SP1
Old HDD: Maxtor MaXLine Pro 500 7H500F0, 500 GB
New HDD: WD VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS, 300 GB
MB: Asus M3A32-MVP

Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:Installation to wrong hard drive?

and welcome to the Forum

Do you get the option to choose Vista or XP when you start up?

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I just performed a clean install of win 8.1 (I couldn't take win 10 fonts anymore). All went fine but because I hadn't loaded Dell drivers yet, my wired internet wasn't working. So in order to connect with Dell and download drivers, I connected to my wireless.

No problem -- internet access worked fine and I was able to update all my Dell drivers. This caused my wired internet access to start working. It appears that the system made the wired connection my network (which I wanted) but it is still keeping my wireless router as the network name.

For example, if I display network connections, it shows Wi-Fi none; Wired Ethernet <name of my wireless router>

Is there anyway I can change that name??

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I have 256MB-PC 100/133 module, can i use this to upgrade my IBM net vista 6792? Windows XP please help....

Answer:wrong memory module installation

http://www.crucial.com/upgrade/IBM-...

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This is my first post, and I did a quick search and didn't see my problem, so I hope I didn't look over something that was already in here.Okay, I have a Toshiba Satellite S-...something or other, that, up until yesterday, was running Windows XP. I bought a usb 2.0 pc mcia card, but it wouldn't install correctly because I apparently didn't have SP-1 installed. I tried to install sp-1, and then restarted. XP loaded, and I made it to the login page, and I got an error. I forget the exact message, but it was something to the effect that it couldn't verify windows or a license I think. I clicked okay, and tried to logon, but I just got the message again.Figuring I messed up the installation, I restarted in safe mode, and did a system restore.Upon rebooting, I found that this didn't help.>.> Then I tried to tell the system to use the last known good configuration. (I think that was kinda dumb now, but I was flailing. ;_;)I restarted, and I saw the os loader screen, then a really quick blue flash, and then the screen went black, and it shut down. It stated to restart on its own, and just went in a loop. Os screen for a bit, blue flash, black, restart.It does this when I try to start in safe mode as well.Obviously, I can get into the bios and such, I just can't get windows to start.I started in one mode (I don't know which one, sorry) and it said that I had Windows XP SP-1, so I guess the installation was at least partially successful.I have the system restore discs that came ... Read more

Answer:SP-1 installation gone wrong, now XP wont start

Alicia:Yeah, when i installed service pack 2 for the first time, Windows XP would not let me log on till i activated Windows again, because it was 40 days past the date i originally installed Windows XP.  You can try starting the computer with the system restoration CD and doing a repair installation (that is, if this option is available on the restoration CD).  Then, you can reinstall the service pack and activate Windows if you are connected to the Internet (or call the Microsoft phone number indicated if you are not).http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/learnmore/tips/doug92.mspxIf the option to do a repair installation is not available, the only way to get to your files is to connect the hard drive to another laptop (or to a desktop computer with a laptop-to-desktop adapter) as a slave drive and copying the files you want to the other computer, so you can then copy them to a CD-R or DVD-R or other removable storage media.Doc

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I bought a Toshiba Satellite A200. During the starting I made a fault.
First screen I choosed French. Second screen I would choose french again, but as it is my first notebook I am not used to the touchpad, I made an error and the starting was made in german.Actually on the screen :
Land/Region Deutschland
Zeit und Wahrung Deutsch
Tastaturlayout Deutsch

Is there a possibility to stop the starting and begin all again in french ?
I don't understand german and everything must be in french.
Thank you for help

Answer:Set wrong language during installation on Satellite A200

Hi there,

you can do the following things:

1. Recover the machine and repeat the procedure, but this time do it RIGHT and choose french.

2. You can go to start -> systemsteuerung -> (something with "Regions- und Sprachoptionen") -> there you should be able to exchange the languages but I am not sure how to do it, because I have just Vista on english.

Good luck

bye

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I had all my files saved on the secondary Western Digital 160GB Sata HDD, it was listed first at the time... But I accidentally deleted the volume on it.. Is there a way to get those files back? I had photos, movies, music, some other important files. The whole reason for having them on that secondary drive was to save them (kicking myself), until I installed Windows 7 on the new 500GB Sata HDD... I got a copy of Paragon Partition Manager 11 Personal ... and going through the Undelete Partition wizard now... Any help? Suggestions? Thanks in advance!

PS. I just did the "delete" option in the Windows 7 installation section for "advanced options", the HDDs were there.. but I accidentally hit delete on the 160GB instead... That's all I did with the drive though.

Answer:Went through to Windows 7 installation, deleted wrong HDD volume..

To try and answer your question; yes and no. You can take the drive and try to have it professionally recovered. There are some companies out there that specifically recover data from these types of situations. This can be very expensive and no guarantee. I know this not what you wanted to here.

I have 3 hdd in my system and have made notations as to the location of each drive and how the OS see's each of them...ie 0 is hard drive 1, 1 is hard drive 2 and 2 is hard drive 3, which is the way I have mine installed in the hdd cage...I know that hdd 0 is the 1TB drive and hdd 1 and 2 are 320 GB for backups and data storage. Keeping in mind each drive letter that the OS assigns to each of them. So when a re-install of the OS comes along I know what hdd is what and where.

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Hello, wasn't really sure where to post this but...man.

Side note:this laptop was dropped or stepped on. ill explain in post.

So my buddy asked me to fix his toshiba and i have been having a great time. but sadly cannot get any operating system to load. Here follows the system specs, what ive done so far, and my main errors im receiving.
OS: windows 7 home premium bios version/date tosinv - insydeh20 version 1.50 12/15/09 system type x86 family 6 model 23 stepping 10 Proc: intel(r) core(tm)2 duo cpu t6500 @2.10 ghz MAIN PROBLEM HD: toshiba mk25555gsx

So i started off by using f8 to access windows boot command, would not run command prompt or repair.

So....I pulled out my personal windows 7 home premium disk to see if it would respond better to that repair menu or access the command prompt with the repair tools but everytime right before the installation menu it would hang up, similiar with the f8 command.

shortly after I received an error stating no valid devices are found and it would no longer read my windows 7 installation disk....system retry failed or something..

so I pulled out a box of old crap moved aside a yearbook and found an old windows 98 cd and precided to try cd booting with that which was a success.

so then i was messing with dos and deleted my partitions and fdisk exited right after...woops thought i would be able to recreate those parts....anyways it closed down and was no longer able to read the drive. prompting a> on start haha and a si... Read more

Answer:installation or hardware, you decide...lol sorry if in wrong thread

so i go to the toshiba website and they say there is a hidden partition on the drive...maybe im in the wrong forum now....darn lol so i just tried to check this x drive for errors and it says its write protected. usb ports on the laptop are failing...

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I currently have Java 8, update 25 (64bit). If I go to the Java website and want to verify java, nothing happens. When I want to print a coupon the coupon website (SmartSource) tells me "Java not installed" even though I meet the criteria for their "supported version" of the browser (IE10) and the operating system : Windows 7. I checked the Java control panel and it is enabled in the browser and the "allow scripting" is also on. This all happened fairly recently and I don't know why. I have uninstalled Java 8 update 25 (64 bit) and downloaded the offline version for a fresh start. It installed properly and it shows in my programs and features of windows. Still problematic. Any ideas?Thank you!message edited by geekiamnot

Answer:What is wrong with Java 8 update 25 (64bit) installation?

Looks like they've changed their minds recently, only a short while back it said that 8.25 was for developers and my 7.71 still says it is up to date. I suspect it makes little difference then - they are both dated Oct 2014. When it was working do you remember what version you had?If there are still old versions around they might cause issues but the Java uninstall Tool still requires you to verify so I doubt this will work either:https://www.java.com/en/download/un...I assume the IE10 you are using is the 64 bit version. Any reason why you prefer not to go for IE11 - just wondering if that might fix it?There are some general tips here:http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10...Interesting that they say the 32 bit version gives fewer issues - maybe it is worth a shot.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanksmessage edited by Derek

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Hi, i use a home made pc and running win xp pro with sp2. I recently upgraded my hard drive with a 200gb one as the previous one i had was to small. After installation the bios see the drive as 200gb but windows sees it as only 127gb. The drive has only one partition and was formatted using the ntfs. Is there any way i could get windows to see the drive at its correct size so i could utilize the unused space?

Answer:Hard drive wrong size installation

Visit the hard drive manufacturer's website.  Most, if not all, of them have info on their sites about hard drive size limitation issues and how to overcome that.

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I would be so grateful if someone could help with this basically I was trying to install drivers in win7 different to the ones windows wanted to install and to do so I read a thread on changing something in a policy I had to run a command which I now can't remember and need to change it back.
it was in gpedit.msc and the command read something like enable blocking windows automatic driver installation.
I have since found I could have done this simply in system... Bit late now huh

If anyone understands this vague description of what I've done.. Please let me know.
or if there is a way to set defaults back
cheers.
 

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Windows 7 installation hangs on blue wallpaper. What's wrong with my windows 7 OS. please help me pcreview.

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Windows 7 installation hangs on blue wallpaper. What's wrong?

Follow these steps to fix a Blue Screen in Safe Mode

* Once booting start, select "Safe Mode" from the boot menu.

* Scan your hard drive by running your antivirus software. If the program locates an infection, move it to your vault or follow the on-screen instructions. After program completation, if a virus was removed, attempt to reboot your computer and see if this clears up the problem. If not, restart your computer in safe mode.

* Restore your computer to a previous point. Click on the "Start" button. Select "All Programs", "Accessories", "System Tools" and finally "System Restore". Choose a restore point on or before the last day your computer worked without error. Finally Reboot your computer to see if it loads correctly.



 

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Hello,

I have a Satellite Pro P300-1BD

On the first start, when we install Vista (OEM Business), we do an error, and we choose the bad language (nederlands, and we would french)
How is it possible to correct that ?

I tried to make a recovery dvd, but this dvd only propose Nederland language to restore.

I tried to boot on the HDD recovery, but when I press F8 on start, the recovery process don't start

Thx

Answer:Satellite Pro P300-1BD - Chosen wrong installation language

Hi

> On the first start, when we install Vista (OEM Business), we do an error, and we choose the bad language (Nederland???s, and we would French) How is it possible to correct that?

I assume this is not possible anymore.
As far as I know the other languages are locked or deleted and you will be able to chose only the Dutch as language.

If you need the recovery disk in French then you will have to order it from this page:
https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

Bye

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dears , i have Toshiba Satellite C50-a394 and when i installed windows 7 64 bit it shows me that the manufactrer is Panasonic not TOSHIBA so why ?

thanks and best regards

Answer:Satellite C50-A394 - wrong manufacturer label after Win 7 installation

Sorry but we don't know what have you done exactly and on which place you see other manufacturer name.
Where you can see this with Panasonic?
Have you installed Win7 using original Microsoft installation disc?
Do you use drivers from Toshiba support page?

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Hi,

I have a new pc and I installed windows 10 64 bit, it went well but there were a few thing I wasn't sure about, one being that the time was wrong and would not correct itself

In the end I decided to reinstall windows as it was very quick the first time, when I got to the part about which drive /partition to install to there was drive 0 and drive 1, I have 2 drives: an m.2 ssd and a sata HDD, the m.2 ssd is the system drive. It was cut up into about 4 partitions I think so I just deleted them all and then tried to proceed, windows wouldn't let me install and after searching online for solutions I unplugged the other HDD and windows let me install on to the ssd (I don't understand this because there was no problem having the other drive installed before).

there are 2 things I would appreciate some advice with:

1: The time is still wrong and I don't know why

2: I now have a clean installation of windows 10 64bit again, in disk management it shows 1 partition for my system drive, I expected there to be multiple partitions like before, is this right that there is only one?

Thank you

Answer:installation partition question and wrong time after install

If you post a screen shot of disk management then we'll tell you why.
Screenshot - Take in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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The operatin system is in English. Yet. all installation of Lenovo drivers is done in German with offering an option to select the proper language. How do I install the Lenovo software in English (or in another language for that matter)?

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I bought Satellite A-205- S4577 with Vista, but it's not working properly, so I installed XP SP2 and now in "graphic properties" "information" is written that video memory is from 8MB up to 32MB!!! If the memory should me shared from 8 to 244. What's wrong? I installed all drivers which I need, there is no problem in device manager.. I tried different types of XP, different kind of drivers - every time is the same...
Please help!

The system is:
Intel Core Duo T-5300
1024 DDR, Intel Chipset 945 GM

Answer:Wrong video memory is shown after WXP installation on Satellite A205

this is the report from properties:
Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator Driver for Mobile Report

Report Date: 07/16/2007
Report Time[hr:mm:ss]: 15:10:26
Driver Version: 6.14.10.4814
Operating System: Windows XP* Professional, Service Pack 2 (5.1.2600)
Default Language: English
DirectX* Version: 9.0
Physical Memory: 1013 MB
Minimum Graphics Memory: 8 MB
Maximum Graphics Memory: 32 MB
Graphics Memory in Use: 8 MB
Processor: x86 family 6 Model 15 Stepping 2
Processor Speed: 1729 MHZ
Vendor ID: 8086
Device ID: 27A2
Device Revision: 03


* Accelerator Information *
Accelerator in Use: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM/GU Express Chipset Family
Video BIOS: 1413
Current Graphics Mode: 1280 by 800 True Color (60 Hz)

* Devices Connected to the Graphics Accelerator *
Active Notebook Displays: 1
Non Active Televisions: 1

* Notebook *
Monitor Name:
Display Type: Digital
Gamma Value: 2.20
DDC2 Protocol: Supported
Maximum Image Size: Horizontal: Not Available
Vertical: Not Available
Monitor Supported Modes:
1280 by 800 (60 Hz)
Display Power Management Support:
Standby Mode: Not Supported
Suspend Mode: Not Supported
Active Off Mode: Not Supported

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Hey guys.
 
So I live in Ireland and when installing Windows 8, I set some language choices to Irish (keyboard and date/time), but language to English UK. In previous installations of Windows, such as Windows 7, this did not make apps show up with Irish language titles.
 
After removing Ireland from the Language options > Control Panel - Language, some apps went back to displaying in English. But other Modern UI apps, like the news still show up in Irish titles.
 
Have I missed a setting of some sort? I have attached a screenshot of my language options, just in-case i'm missing something.
PS: I have already rebooted a few times since changing these options.
 
Thanks!
 
EDIT: Fixed. The latest batch of Windows updates seems to have kicked it back into English. Thanks anyway!
 
 

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Answer:Changing language after installation - Windows Modern UI Apps have wrong title

Hi,
Glad to hear / read that all is well
Stay well and surf  safe

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With Windows 8.1, I am now having problems displaying and importing jpegs.   They show in odd colors, with a lot of black in them.    This wasn't the case early on, but now jpegs are impossible to work with for me.   I
only use -- Windows Photo Viewer, and place them in WORD documents.  Nothing fancy.   I cannot find a resolution here or anywhere.  Can you help?
.....
This is crazy.  When I try to save the BAD image, it looks horrible (blue, purple, heavy black frame) on my screen in PHoto Viewer, but I import it here and it looks fine.  Please, help.

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To all -

My first post in this forum, but I've been around the block a few times building my own machines (and for others), but a month ago i ended up springing for a dell xps 8300 desktop b.c i got a great deal on a scratch and dent system with an i7-2600 processor, 1.5tb drive, and an ATI 5770 1gb graphics card.
So long story short I've added one component and upgraded one existing component. The first was adding an SSD drive to the mix, which worked out wonderfully (i boot from power off to desktop in 13 seconds). Very pleased.
The second seemed to be just as successful...I replaced the stock PSU (460watts) with an Antec 650watt continuous power PSU (certified and all). Reconnected all the cables, crossed my fingers, turned on the power supply...got the green light on the motherboard so turned on the computer and all was fantastic!!!
The catch is..........I didn't notice until hours later i'd not heard a sound from the computer in quite some time. Tested by playing a few songs and nothing.

Here's where i got lost. In the "playback devices" (right clicking on the audio icon in the task manager tray) it shows the music playing (as in the levels are bouncing up and down). First thought - i'm an idiot and plugged my speakers into the wrong hole.....not the case. Second thought - speakers could be toast - not the case. Tested speakers on mp3 player and tested the audio cable by plugging headphones in the front audio ports (th... Read more

Answer:Dell XPS 8300 desktop PSU upgrade gone wrong, horrible wrong....no audio!!

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So I have a T400.  P9400, Radeon HD3xxx (forget specifically), 4gb ram, other what nots. I recently installed win7 over vista, and when I ran thinkvantage to automatically grab all my drivers for me it installed drivers for the intel chipset graphics, rather than the better ati graphics. When I go totry and install any ati graphics it constantly tells me its not there, and under device manager it says only the intel chipset is present.  There is nothing under the install/uninstall menu for me to get rid of the drivers, so I can't uninstall those and install the ati ones over it. What makes this ridiculous is that when I first checked thinkvantage it told me that I had an ati card without drivers, and that I should get them. However it never installed them, now it cant find it, it says everything is great, and this is REALLY starting to piss me off.  What do?













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Answer:Thinkvantage detected wrong GPU, installed wrong drivers, can't undo?

did you have the intel gpu activated rather than the ati graphics card activated?

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Last night, My MS Paint GUI went screwy.

It looks like it is out of Aero mode or something, but Aero troubleshooter found no problem & everything else is fine. I was having an issue with a video game for PC (full screen) which normally fiddles with the Windows theme, but I honestly dont know.

I dont like the adjusted look, and fear this is one of those simple problems with a insanely complex solution.

Thanks in advance, back later

:3

This image shows what it should look like (Top) and what mine now looks like (Bottom).

Answer:MS Paint GUI wrong- Perhaps stuck in wrong mode- Example shown

I don't mean to insult your intelligence, but I have to ask because it's not mentioned: have you rebooted?

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Hi everybody,
since friday we have a strange problem with some clients and ARP answers. We notice that our switch recognize wrong MAC addresses on some ports.
We use wireshark to see what happens and we get the following:
5 clients:

172.30.71.6 (XX:XX:XX:F7:52:75)172.30.41.1 (XX:XX:XX:38:d1:a8)172.30.63.1 (XX:XX:XX:c2:b0:b9)172.30.14.1 (XX:XX:XX:88:c7:4f)172.30.59.1 (XX:XX:XX:7b:67:4d)
Wireshark runs on client 1 (172.30.71.6, promiscuous mod off)
Client 5 (172.30.59.1) send a broadcast arp question (who has 172.30.41.1 - tell 172.30.59.1) and client 1 (172.30.71.6) is sending ARP replies with src = XX:XX:XX: 38:d1:a8.

172.30.41.1 (XX:XX:XX:38:d1:a8) is offline (network cable removed) and 172.30.71.6 has no entry of 172.30.41.1 (XX:XX:XX:38:d1:a8) in his arp cache.
The clients run Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
Why we get these phenomenon and how can we solve it? Is there maybe a problem with some updates of the last patchday? 

Thanks for the reply and kind regards

Bernd

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Good evening and thanks in advance for your help on this. I seem to have a virus or something that keeps redirecting my browser to a google or yahoo error message that says 'page not found', or to google images. I noticed that when I recently installed AIM toolbar it now also redirects me to an AIM page that says 'page not found'. I have also noticed other changes to my computer such as my desktop background disappearing, icons in my internet favorites changing and programs like FlashPlayer disappearing. Here is my DDS text:
DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Amy at 14:40:15.73 on Wed 07/01/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6000.16851
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6000.0.1252.1.1033.18.1013.215 [GMT -7:00]

AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}
SP: McAfee VirusScan *enabled* (Updated) {C78B3C70-4777-4742-BB91-9D615CC575E6}
SP: Windows Defender *disabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *enabled* {94894B63-8C7F-4050-BDA4-813CA00DA3E8}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:&... Read more

Answer:Redirect Virus? Not sure what's wrong but something is very wrong.

Hello acarlson,Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.Please do this:1. Download HijackThis? here:http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/th.../hijackthis.php2. Click 'Do a System Scan and Save log'.The HJT log will open in notepad.Thanks,tea

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My ISP (windstream) is claiming nothing is wrong when my town is having trouble connect to internet itself. I don't know about other towns, never go there. I am suppose to have 12 Mb and The most I have had in the past 2 weeks is 3. Friends have even less somehow. Usually 10AM-10PM the average is 300 Kb. I have to pause a video for 10 minutes to load a minute sometimes.

They claim nothing is wrong. Anyone translate that into something that can be wrong?
 

Answer:ISP is claiming nothing is wrong when there is, any ideas on what's wrong?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 12240 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M, -1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 190425 MB, Free - 10048 MB; D: Total - 264644 MB, Free - 20230 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., G75VW
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

for the graphics card it says 1024 mb, but the sticker on my laptop says 3 gigabytes.... ik i had the 3 before i reset to factory...
is there just a way it doesnt detect right or what
 

Answer:The sysinfo tool is wrong or my pc wrong?

Check your drivers http://www.geforce.co.uk/drivers/results/70187
 

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Situation 1
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Hello. I had &#8220;music store card&#8221; [gift card] that I received as a birthday gift lying around so I figured let me it out. Anyway, I purchased 3 songs from iTunes.com. Attempted to burn them. It didn&#8217;t work I got some sort of write error on the CD.

While in main screen I clicked Edit > Preferences > Advance > Burning: Discovered that the settings were set to burn an Audio CD. However, I was using a Data CD. Is this why it didn&#8217;t work? Last I read up it should have worked. The disk was a CD-R Memorex Cool Color CD-R. This shouldn&#8217;t have proven to be a problem right?

This disk can&#8217;t be played in Xbox (original not Xbox 360).

Situation 2
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In another situation I tried burning a copy of and an mp3-to-Audio-CD.

When copying the Audio-CD I was using Nero Burn Ultra Edition 6.6.1.4. Got the error message saying along the lines of &#8220;write fail, unable to finish end session.&#8221; Same thing happened when I was trying to make an mp3-to-Audio-CD, except I was using Microsoft Windows Media Player Version 10.0.

This disk can&#8217;t be played in Xbox (original not Xbox 360).

So what am I doing wrong? Here are my objectives:

1) Want to burn audio CDs that will play in cars, stereo systems, DVD players, Xbox, and Xbox360 &#8211; when I get it . If I keep purchasing music from iTunes.com, this may prove difficult?

2) What media should I use for what ty... Read more

Answer:Burn Audio CD Wrong and Having Probs. What am I doing wrong? "What is the right Way?"

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Hey guys, I'm a total idiot.Just got hit by some odd Trojan 'cus I suck at internets, it appeared on my screen like it was installing, I immediately cut the power off, (yeah, I know, BAD IDEA,) but I was in panic. So as I turn my computer on, it counts my RAM, blah blah blah, and then it gives me some odd message. It says:CMOS Settings WrongCMOS Memory Size WrongPress F1 to go to SetpPress F2 for Default ValuesOr something alike the lines of that. I press F2 to see my Windows boot screen and I smile in joy, hoping I got through without any damage, as the boot screen dissapear and I expect my logon screen to appear my screen is suddenly covered by a grid of purple and green rectabgles, my screen goes black for a while and it finally logs in.I've been able to boot into my Widnows this way succesfully, (if you can call it that,) 4 times now, every time I get in my clock has been reset and the date is set to somewhere around April 2003. Also since this started it keeps wanting to update Windows XP (KB896428) even though I have done it several times now. It's like my computer resets to what it was long before. Plus, at certain websites I'm not able to log in, I'm bounced back to the log in page, this happened after I deleted my Cookies, is this related or a whole 'nother matter?Anyways---I'm seriously afraid something is horribly wrong with my computer, and that's probably the case, so does anyone have info on what this might be? And wh... Read more

Answer:CMOS Settings Wrong / CMOS Memory Size Wrong

Replace the CMOS battery...as always when working inside the case remove all power sources first and take the neccessary anti-static precautions...Part # CR 2032 available just about anywhere.

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Hi Guys,

I have a problem installing Windows Vista. The installation process works fine until after the 1st reboot that goes to "completing installation". It completely freezes at that point and after 1 hour or so goes to a black screen where i can see nothing but my mouse pointer.

I just got my laptop 2 days ago and it's brand new Vista compatible. In fact it came with Vista installed and it was working perfectly fine until I decided to reformat it so that I could check if my new hd i tried installing was the main reason for this installation failure.

I saw a post with similar problems explaining that the BIOS was in need to be updated, but my BIOS is up to date and vista compatible.

My laptop specs are as follows:

Inspiron 1720, Intel Core 2 Duo T7500, 2.2GHz, 800Mhz, 4M L2 Cache
2GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2
256MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 8600
17.0 inch Wide Screen UXGA+ TLLCD
Integrated 10/100 Network Cardand Modem,
8X DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive
Integrated Sound Blaster Audigy
Intel 4965AGN Wireless-N Mini Card
Can someone please help me out! Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: Windows Vista installation freezes at &amp;amp;quot;completing installation&amp;amp;q

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Hello,
I was trying to install windows XP home edition in my custom build desktop. Every time I tried to format my hard drive and install windows its coming back with not copying so many files from windows setup. Sometimes its copying the files when I pressed enter but sometimes I had to press esc to skip the file. I tried reformatting and every time it ended up in not copying some different files. These are the steps I have done so far
1) I replaced my optical drive with a brand new cd drive to make sure its reading the disc properly
2) I checked hard disk in BIOS hard drive test and its came back with no errors in it
3) I tried with 3 different windows installation disc to eliminate errors due to scratches on cd surface.

Could anybody please tell me what else I can do to complete my installation properly. Thanks in advance

Answer:unable to copy installation files during windows xp home edition installation. help ?

try 1 stick of ram until windows is installed.

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The problem occurs after Windows 10 installs the latest Windows 10 updates.  The first occurrence of difficulty produced deletion of all the Office applications from their respective directories.  The second occurrence produced a transition from
"activated" to "not activated' in Office.  Many, many numbers had to be read over the phone to Microsoft to regain "activated" status.  This won't do.

MARK D ROCKMAN

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Hi all,

I've just had a computer with a HDD error and have run a repair installation of Windows XP on it. This was successful however when trying to open Office programs and also Access the programs and core files seem to be damaged. I tried doing repair installations on these but errors came up, so I uninstalled Office 2007, cleaned the registry with CCleaner and then tried to install again off the CD. This threw up errors again. The error code is Error 2908. Please provide me with some advice urgently.

TIA

SE
 

Answer:Solved: Installation of Office 2007 throws up errors after repair installation of Win

Uninstalled once again with the Office 2007 clean-up tool and then uninstalled all the "Visual C++ Redistributable" entries in Add/Remove Programs. Installed Office 2007 again and the issue was solved

SE
 

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Hello. I'm not sure if this is the correct forum for this topic but I think it is.

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop running Windows 7. Recently I made the decision to restore my system to "out-of-the-factory" settings using the Toshiba program that came with the computer to do this. This went well.

when this was done, the computer restarted, and after the normal start-up screen, it began installing windows.

About halfway through this process, my brother decided it would be funny to turn off the computer in the middle of the installation.

when I turned the computer back on, it went to the windows installation again, but very soon an error message came up saying

"the computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation."

However, after pressing OK, the computer restarts, but the same error message comes up, leaving me in a loop.

So is there anything I can do to fix this? Or does my brother owe me a new computer?

Btw I don't care about losing data, I have everythign backed-up on an external hard drive.

Answer:"Computer restarted unexpectedly....windows installation cannot proceed" installation loop.

I think you need to reformat C: (delete the partition) and (redo partition) using ntfs drive and restart the installation. Do you have a OS Windows Disk?

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windows 10 was installed two days ago. Ever since my laptop has been extremely slow to wake up.

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Hello, I'm having an issue installing a clean install of Windows Vista Home Basic onto my friend's Acer laptop.

To start off, my friend has had a rouge anti virus that more or less destroyed his windows. After doing a system restore for the earliest date available, the virus was gone, but Windows kept asking me on how to open simple things such as Internet Explorer and various other programs, which made the OS unusable. My friend gave me permission to format the drive, and I reinstalled Vista with a DVD of my I had for from one of my PCs, but I used his CD key that was on the laptop. The installation went fine, so I went on my desktop PC and downloaded all of the drivers for his laptop (Aspire 5516), and then installed a sound card driver, and a BIOs update. After the BIOs update, the laptop wouldn't start up again. I tried doing a system restore but it had no restore points, so since I just started, I figured doing a quick format wouldn't hurt.

This is where things got bad. I've tried reinstalling Vista again, but it keeps hanging on the "Completing installation" part. I've tried three times so far, and it always hangs at the exact same part, and now I have no clue on what to do.

Any suggestions or help would be much appreciated, thank you.
 

Answer:Vista installation hangs on completing installation during clean install

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Hello, I'm having an issue installing a clean install of Windows Vista Home Basic onto my friend's Acer laptop.

To start off, my friend has had a rouge anti virus that more or less destroyed his windows. After doing a system restore for the earliest date available, the virus was gone, but Windows kept asking me on how to open simple things such as Internet Explorer and various other programs, which made the OS unusable. My friend gave me permission to format the drive, and I reinstalled Vista with a DVD of my I had for from one of my PCs, but I used his CD key that was on the laptop. The installation went fine, so I went on my desktop PC and downloaded all of the drivers for his laptop (Aspire 5516), and then installed a sound card driver, and a BIOs update. After the BIOs update, the laptop wouldn't start up again. I tried doing a system restore but it had no restore points, so since I just started, I figured doing a quick format wouldn't hurt.

This is where things got bad. I've tried reinstalling Vista again, but it keeps hanging on the "Completing installation" part. I've tried three times so far, and it always hangs at the exact same part, and now I have no clue on what to do.

Any suggestions or help would be much appreciated, thank you.

Answer:Vista installation hangs on completing installation during clean install

Hi ssjChris. Welcome to TSF!

I would suggest you download a copy of Darik's Boot and Nuke (affectionately known as DBAN) HERE and create a bootable CD with it. Then boot with that CD and do a low-level format. That will insure that you don't have all kinds of wonderful dangling stuff on the hard drive. A Windows format doesn't do a low-level format to the extent that DBAN does. Pay VERY close attention to the menus as you use this software as it is very powerful. If you have any external hard drives connected, I suggest you disconnect them.

Once it completes, try your installation again.

Good day!

Mike

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hi

This is a bit of a convoluted story but here goes...

I have an old PC (the oldest of several) which in which I want to upgrade 3 PATA HDs for 2 large (500GB) SATA-1 drives.

PC spec = Asus P4 PE, P4 Northwood 533FSB 3.06GHz, 1 GB pc2700 ram, 2 soundcards (I'm a musician), Win XP SP2 etc.

The first thing I did was enable RAID/SATA in BIOS & then install the Promise 376 Fasttrack RAID/SATA driver on all OS partitions (4 in all, spread across the 3 drives).

Now, of course, a get a quick POST message saying that "no RAID/SATA device detected", because I haven't installed them yet. However this message then disappears and my boot manager utility loads as usual (BootIt NG).

Then it occured to me that I hadn't installed either the Intel Application Accelerator or Chipset Software Installation utilities (as listed on the available downloads for P4 PE at Asus site).

So I installed the IAA first on one partition - but when I tried to reboot into this, the "no RAID/SATA" message came up before and after the BootItNG screen and the system rebooted again.

I got it to boot into the partition again & promptly uninstalled the IAA because I thought it was causing me the problem.

Then I installed the Chipset Installation utility.

This time, after rebooting into the "music" partition, many of the music software applications were not sending MIDI to one of the soundcards correctly, and the selected audio drivers had changed (f... Read more

Answer:Possible problem after Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility installation ?

both the chipset and the IAA are supposed to be installed FIRST THING after the install of the OS...I suspect that the later day install is what caused all the drivers to go *poof*...if your system is operating OK at this point just go with it, but if/when you do a wipe and clean install remember to install these items the first time you boot into your clean install, reboot, then carry on with installing other items...

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I am trying to install Windows 7 on my laptop. When I click on "upgrade" it takes me to a compatibility report that says "the computer started using the windows installation disc. Remove the installation disc and restart your computer so that windows starts normally." When I remove the disc and try to restart the computer, it takes me to a black screen with a bunch of computer gibberish on it and says "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key". In other words, I am getting a message from windows 7 telling me to reboot my computer without the windows 7 disc, but the computer WILL NOT reboot without the disc. When I click on "custom (advanced)" instead of "upgrade", it takes me to a page that says "where do you want to install windows?" with a blank box and a message at the bottom that says "no drives were found. Click Load Driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation"
I have tried everything in my capacity as someone who sucks with computers and need help from someone who doesn't. Thanks for the help.

Answer:Windows 7 installation compatibility report- remove installation disc

What is the BIOS set to boot 1st from? (Hard drive, CD/rom, USB)

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Machine: T520 purchased Feb. 2012O.S.: W~7 Professional I want to completely wipe my harddrive, buy an installation DVD from Lenovo, and use it to reinstall Windows 7 Pro. According to my Lenovo User Guide (.pdf), Ch. 8 Advanced Configuration, p. 193 to 194 (211 -212 of 298), when you "install a new operating system in your computer ", you need to save the old SWTOOLS folder to removable media and then "Restore C:\SWTOOLS from the backup copy you made before starting the installation." These instructions make no sense to me, for the following reasons.1. I have never heard of using files from a discarded O.S. in one's completely clean O.S.2. The Lenovo User Guide makes no distinction between an installation disc supplied by Lenovo and one supplied by Microsoft. I can see how this procedure would be necessary when using the latter.3. How could Lenovo sell me an O.S. without the proprietary drivers that came with the original factory O.S. ?4. What if one's old O.S. was destroyed or corrupted, or compromised by a virus ? Can Lenovo's solution be to compel users to find all of the drivers (and who knows what else) on their own ? Thank you for your assistance. 













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Answer:One's old SWTOOLS folder needed after a clean re-installation with a Lenovo installation DVD ???

Hi again,
 
The advice to save SWTOOLS (which is a good idea in any case) is for the generic case of "installing a new OS".  If you get media from Lenovo it will include the full drive image as it came from the factory - including SWTOOLS.
 
Where SWTOOLS is useful is when installing from MS media, or installing a different OS version not from Lenovo media.
 
BTW, if you haven't modified the partitions on your machine, you can get back to factory state by launching Rescue and Recovery at boot time.  Hit F11 or the Think button.  There's a full factory restore image already on your (unmodified) HDD.
 
Z.

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Okay, so let me first tell you that I am in a state of panic. I have very important data on my HDD and am unable to boot any OS on it now.

I initially had Vista and 7 on it, working, until I decided to uninstall 7 for XP. I deleted the partition 7 was on (C; my primary partition) and installed XP onto it. That went smoothly and all, but after booting it up I noticed it wouldn't let me specify which OS I wanted to start; it would just auto start XP. I went into the bootup settings in XP and changed the time operating systems are displayed from one second, to ten, yet it still just auto-booted XP. I was able to access the data on the other partition in the XP explorer, but seemingly wasn't able to boot from it. So I "backed up" all my data onto a third partition I had created as a failsafe in case something went wrong and I couldn't boot either of my OSes.

It then came to my attention that I had installed Windows XP Professional instead of home edition, so I made a bootable CD with the XP iso and restarted the computer for reinstallation. According to the program, the setup files copied over fine and all, but when it auto-restarted to continue the installation process it would just loop on and off at the BIOS screen. After trying 4 different versions of XP to no avail, I stuck my Vista Home Premium disk in and booted from it. Again, I got to the setup screen and all that jazz, but when prompted to select the location I wanted to install Windows in, I go... Read more

Answer:Vista installation does not find any drives during installation, computer won't boot

hello,

do you have a way to download and burn a linux live cd, that would get all your pictures back then concentrate on the other..

http://www.livecdlist.com/

someone else may have other ideas..

good luck

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After clicking "install" in the UPS WorldShip installer, this helpful error message appears:
Code:

Installation failure during Step 1 of 24: ComponentInstallationManager:Run
Component Installation of MSI Compatibility Checker failed in Run function of ComponentInstallationManager.cs. MSICompatibilityinstaller.execute() - Failure

MSICompatibilityInstaller.installationSteps() - Failure , return code of 1645


Please contact Technical Support if you need additional assistance.

I do IT for a living and I'm at a loss for what this message could mean. Any ideas?
 

Answer:Solved: UPS WorldShip Installation: Component Installation of MSI Compatibility Check

Never Mind.... apparently what all that gibberish means is: "You can't install this software from a remote desktop connection". Why the error message doesn't just say that is beyond me.
 

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Hello Folks...........

My C: drive recently started giving me HD521-2W error when I ran "PC Doctor 5 for Windows" diagnostic multiple times in the past few weeks.

I created backup images of both the partitions on this 320 GB HD ( Active partition named "HP_Pavilion" and Primary partition named "HP_Recovery") onto an external USB drive using Macrium Free edition.

I later took PC to a PC repair shop and installed a new 320 GB WD hard drive. However, he DID NOT create 2 partitions as the old drive BUT he made this new drive bootable and downloaded all the necessary drivers.

My questions are :

# 1 ) Is there a tool or an utility I can use to download all the drivers CURRENTLY installed on the old hard drive onto a CD/DVD for later Clean Install of XP?

# 2) How can I make this new hard drive look exactly like the old drive - I mean, it must have 2 partitions using Macrium backups images I already created ?

I hope, I explained this situation to best of my knowldge and created least amount of confusion.

Thanks in advance for your help.
 

Answer:Multi-prong question - New HDD Installation & Clean XP Installation and Drivers

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Everything is to the left, and never changes, can use small bar to get to other sites but they do not hold up. Ads are running. I have Kaspersky and have run full scans twice to no avail.

Answer:What is wrong with my MSN Homepage? all wrong

try these 2 free cleaners and fix all they find:1-Adwcleanerhttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...2- malwarebyteshttp://filehippo.com/download_malwa...HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions

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My desktop isn't working normally and I dont know how to fix it.Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Benjamin Moeller on 2008-06-29 00:47:56Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --60: 2008-06-29 05:48:04 UTC - RP282 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point59: 2008-06-27 01:14:13 UTC - RP281 - System Checkpoint58: 2008-06-25 23:31:37 UTC - RP280 - System Checkpoint57: 2008-06-23 18:51:45 UTC - RP279 - System Checkpoint56: 2008-06-20 18:16:54 UTC - RP278 - Software Distribution Service 3.0-- First Restore Point -- 1: 2008-03-29 05:59:44 UTC - RP223 - System CheckpointBacked up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.-- HijackThis (run as Benjamin Moeller.exe) ------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:52:55 AM, on 6/29/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32�... Read more

Answer:Their Is Something Wrong And I Dont Know What Wrong.

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. You are running an older version of Java. This can be a security risk so let's get you the latest version.Upgrading Java:Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 6.Scroll down to where it says "The J2SE Runtime Environment (JRE) allows end-users to run Java applications".Click the "Download" button to the right.Select your Platform and check the box that says: "I agree to the Java SE Runtime Environment 6 License Agreement.".Click on Continue.Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation (jre-6u6-windows-i586-p.exe) and save it to your desktop. Do NOT use the Sun Download Manager..Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.Go to Start > Control Panel, double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java version.Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.Then from your desktop double-click on the download to install the newest version.Please post a new log from DSS.

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Hi, all. I'm in the middle of installing Windows 7 Pro x64, but it's giving me the message "Installing an unsigned 64-bit device driver is not supported and might result in an unstable Windows installation". This occurs after I click "Load Driver" and select my Rapid Storage Tech driver from my USB stick.

This is the driver I'm trying to install: Lenovo Support - Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver Windows 7 (64-bit), Vista (64-bit) and XP (64-bit) - ThinkPad

I've even tried rebuilding my Windows 7 image in RT Seven Lite with the "Force Unsigned driver integration" checkbox checked. I still get the message after burning that ISO, and retrying the installation. How do I force unsigned driver installation?

Answer:[SOLVED] Unsigned Driver Installation During Windows 7 Installation

Nevermind, I just let the install finish as normal, and I haven't gotten any bluescreens. For future thread visitors, just make sure your SATA mode in the BIOS is set to "AHCI", and not "Compatibility", and you should be fine.

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Been awhile since I've been here so I hope this is where this post goes.
Recently I had to uninstall a program, and now when I try to re-install it I get the following error: "Installation ended prematurely because of an error"
I have installed other program without a hitch since I first tried to install the problem program.
It gives me no error code just the message above.
I've searched the internet (I hate the term searched the web) and have found numerous "fixes" yet none have worked.
I know the info above is sparse, so if anyone thinks they can help please let me know what I can add for your help.
Thanks,
Bobb

Answer:Installation fails: Installation ended prematurely because of an error

Some things you could try - in no particular order:
Clear your Temp folder. Type %TEMP% in Run box to open it. Dlete all its contents. Run Disk Cleanup Tool too. Then try to install it.
Else try to install it in Clean Boot state.
Check if your Windows Installer service is up and running. Open services.msc and ensure that the Windows Installer service is set to Manual. Start it manually if it is not started. If it refuse to start, this post may help you.
Else visit this link. Download SafeMSI and enable the Windows Installer Service in Safe Mode. Then try to install it. Hope something helps!

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ESET Installation Fixer (InstaFix, install fix) is a technical support tool for ESET products. ESET Installation Fixer is designed to fix several issues that can occur with services while installing ESET software.Before using ESET Installation Fixer, make sure that you have the latest version of the tool, shown here: The program must be run from an administrative account. Installation Fixer commands must be executed using a command prompt with elevated full admin privileges.
The ESET Installation Fixer will not function in Safe Mode.
When working on a 64-bit operating system, you must use a 64-bit version of ESET Installation Fixer.
ESET Installation Fixer is intended for use on Windows XP SP3 and later versions of Windows.

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Win7 64bit: While I am attempting to install a driver on cd rom, the disc suddenly crashed inside the rom and it also crashed the cd rom, then the OS remains the same so I tried shutting down the PC, but while shutting Down, BSOD suddenly flashed on my screen, I disregarded it, since I think it's because of the CD ROM, but when I removed the CD ROM from the MoBo, while booting, it says, (oh i forgot,) but it says something about BOOT Image corrupted i guess? i tried everything but I ended up re installing the OS, but i have to save very important files since it was saved on Desktop i forgot to back it up, so what i did is I re installed by NOT formatting the drive, it went well, BUT my PC became Extremeeeeely slow, it's like im working on pentium 1, because i was just trying to delete a single 200mb file and its duration is morethan 1hour, Yes! It's too much for AMD Phenom quad core, 3.2ghz, and 4gb ram. so i just copied the important files and tried formating again i deleted the primary hard drive which the OS will be installed, and til now on 3days reinstalling, its my 11th time on formatting, I can't get through on desktop without getting any error e.g Winmail.exe, ie4iunit.exe rundll32, etc. which it says it cannot be initialized or something, so i tried downloading the .exe and dll files, and i had to change a lot of permission settings to do that, anyway i think my problem there has been fixed because i tried restarting it and I didn't get the errors and it's speed is n... Read more

Answer:Help, Big installation problem, 11th time installation fail

Clean Install Windows 7

That seems like the best way to get a fresh start as we don't know what all is going on right now. you do need to back up your stuff to a external media of some sort before doing that as everything on that harddrive will be wiped.

Once you are set up and going if you would like you can come back and we'll help you find any drivers you may be missing.

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Issue: errors returned by sfc and dism on a clean install. Errors are not self-repairable, requiring manual intervention. Errors are still present immediately after a clean install (i.e. reset to factory image) indicating likely presence in the factory image files/partition.
 
Intro
Hi,
 I think I have discovered my XPS 13 Win 10 Pro factory install and install partition may contain corrupted windows files. This may affect others too.
You may wish to run the commands below and see if you obtain similar results. If so perhaps you should contact Dell. I did, and service said they were going to send me a USB stick with a factory refresh to redo the SSD, but 2 hrs later phoned me back to say all the USBs had been recalled and it would be a few weeks- make of that what you will about the USB fix sticks…
The system I have is an April ’16 delivered XPS13 with Win10Pro, 8GB, 256Gb SSD, HD (1920x1080) non-touchscreen.
---/ A partial resolution will appear in my next post /---
Description
Here’s a synopsis of what I did to discover the issue. My next post includes a (partial) resolution.
After receiving my XPS13 and setting it up, I uninstalled Mcafee and installed Comodo Personal Firewall and Avira Personal Antivirus, plus Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox and Citrix Receiver. I connected to my workplace internet, then to home and a relative’s internet. After a few days of gentle internet use I finally obtained a USB key to create the restore backup ... Read more

Answer:Dell XPS13: Possible corrupt Win 10 Pro installation + installation partition

RESOLUTION OF THE WIN 10 INSTALL OPENCL.DLL CORRUPTION ISSUE
Synopsis
The resolution is simple, if a slightly involved to carry out: You need to optain a copy of a valid opencl.dll in a valid Windows image and point sfc or dism to this image without recourse to elsewhere. This requires a ~6-7Gb download of the relevant windows image for your computer (you’ll need the windows version, e.g. 10.0.10586 and I hope you don’t require two e.g. for 64/32-bit!) then direction of the programs to use that file.
 
Basic Instructions
The instructions basically are as follows:
1)     Download the relevant windows file for your PC from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/techbench

You should use the Windows 10 selection (K and KN refer to Euro and Korean versions due to legal issues)

2)     Save the ISO disk image to an easily accessible position, e.g. c:\temp\win10iso\
3)     Mount the ISO (right click-it in Explorer and select Mount, it should choose the next accessible drive letter, e.g. D: in my case)
4)     Open an Admin command prompt
5)     Run the command:
“DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /source:wim:<path-to-install.wim file>:1 /limitaccess”
Where <path-to-install.wim file>:1 is something like: /Source:wim:d:\sources\install.wim:1
So in my case the command was
“Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:... Read more

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Comp Spec

CPU ? E6600
GPU-ATI 4780
MB - Gigabyte 965P-DS3P (rev 3.3 I think although manual says 2.0)
Ram - GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 PC2-6400C4 800MHz

What should have been a straight forward installation of a new SSD (that I have done before) has turned into a nightmare.

First of all I attached the hardrive and installed windows 7 without a hitch. Then for some reason the installation got corrupted (I think in my haste I restarted the comp while it was installing a million updates). No problem I thought, I?ll format the hdd and install it again. This is where things started to go wrong.
First of all I got the bootmgr missing error when trying to install from the disk so I created a bootable usb pen and everything seemed to be going fine, however when the system reboots it hangs on completing Installation and after 5 mins or so I get the BSoD (restarts too quick of me to read) and the comp restarts. I?ve spent hours/days trawling the forums and trying various fixes but none seem to work for me


What I?ve tried

- AHCI is enabled
- Swapped an usb keyboard for an old one (whatever they?re called)
- Disconnected everything when window reinstall during installation that I can (keyboard, mouse
- Disconected everything I Can from the MB ? wireless adapter, 3 sticks of ram (Left with 1 stick of 1GB), optical drive
- Swapped gfx cards
- Booted in safe mode as far as I could and tried to disable the VGA display adapters.
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Answer:Windows 7 installation hangs at "Completing Installation” - I’m at my

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. Next if an EFI BIOS, enable Legacy BIOS, set DVD drive first to boot, HD second. Then set SATA controller to AHCI. Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt. We are creating the partition here to mark it Active which overcomes certain install failures.

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IE 10 will not install in Windows 7 64 bit SP1

I go past the prompt that says "restarting programs".  Then the installation fails.  The updates are all up to the minute.
Please help me install IE 10
Here is the log.  Same error in three tries.  It gives the IE10 Failed to install message.

00:00.000: Started: 2013/02/27 (Y/M/D) 16:34:02.472 (local)
00:00.016: Time Format in this log: MM:ss.mmm (minutes:seconds.milliseconds)
00:00.016: Command line: "C:\Users\Pats Workstation\Downloads\IE10-Windows6.1-x64-en-us.exe"

00:00.031: INFO:    Setup installer for Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16521
00:00.047: INFO:    Previous version of Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16464
00:00.047: INFO:    Checking if iexplore.exe's current version is between 10.0.8100.0...
00:00.062: INFO:    ...and 10.1.0.0...
00:00.062: INFO:    Maximum version on which to run IEAK branding is: 10.1.0.0...
00:00.062: INFO:    iexplore.exe version check success. Install can proceed.
00:00.078: INFO:    Operating System: Windows Workstation: 6.1.7601 (Service Pack 1)
00:00.094: INFO:    Trying to extract ID: SetupDownloadList.txt (0) as "SetupDownloadList.txt"
00:00.109: INFO:    Trying to extract ID: HardwareBlockingList.xml (0) as "HardwareBlockingList.xml"
00:00.109: INFO:    Trying to e... Read more

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I have been trying to install windows Vista 64 bit edition on my computer for the past couple of days now and I can seem to get to work right. It works normally right up until it reaches the completing installation phase the it freezes. I test my memory and hard drive and they are both fine. I have even tried different components just in case but nothing has helped. I upgraded the motherboad bios and tried a IDE and a SATA drive as well.
Here are my computer's specifictions
DFI Infinity 975X/G mtoherboard 975X Intel chipset
Q6600 Quad Core Intel Processor
2GB of Dual Channel OCZ Gold PC6400 DDR2 Memory
500GB Maxtor Hard Drive
Plextor DVD Burner
600W Ultra Power Supply
8800GTS EVGA Video card

I kind of wondering about the motherboard if it has compatiblity issues with Vista but every where I look it says its go to go as long as you upgrade the BIOS which I've done. Any ideas on how to fix this issue or should I consider getting a different board? I need a PCI Express 4X slot on the new one. Thanks for the help.

Answer:Vista 64 bit Installation freezing at Completing Installation Phase

A stupid Question is your CPU and Motherboard Compatible with x64. Mainly is your CPU capable of using 64-bit code

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I just bought a new hard drive and a brand new Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit disc and I am doing a clean install on the new hard drive. it seems that everything is going normal, but at a random time during the installation, the computer just shuts off. sometimes it doesn't even get to the installation when it shuts off. sometimes it shuts off in the middle of the "windows is loading files..." black screen. there are no beeps when it shuts off or when I turn it back on. there are also no error codes. whenever i turn it back on it simply acts as if it never tried to install windows and starts the boot all over from the disc. i have no idea what the problem is. Please help ASAP

Answer:Windows 7 Installation - Computer Shuts Off During Installation

Take a look at these posts:

Common Installation Problems and Their Solutions
Questions to use for help with Installation Issues
Tutorial quick reference list for Installing Windows 7
Questions to use for help with Installation Issues
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
Clean Install Windows 7
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Can you post your specs
Filling out System Specs

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Hello, I am experiencing a installation error with my Win 7.
The error: installation must be on a local driver.

I did a SFC scan, and now attached log file for your reference.

thank you in advance.

Answer:Win 7 installation error: installation must be on a local driver

There's nothing attached.

Where did you get Win7? How is it burned to disk?

Are you booting the installer to Clean Install Windows 7?

During installation process at Steps 7 and 8, use the Drive Options to delete all partitions and create new as you wish, format and click Next to install to first partition. Ignore the small boot partition it creates.

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Okay I have tried to install Vista 64 Premium on a new rig and it continually hangs on Completing Installation. (It will hang there for over an hour)
Here are the specs of the PC

Intel C2Q 2400
4 Gig Corsair Memory(Passed Memtest)
Abit X38 Quad GT Motherboard
160GB Western Digital Sata HD (Set to AHCI in BIOS)
2X500GB Western Digital Sata HDs (Set to AHCI in BIOS)
2XLiteON DVDRW on JMicron Controller
8800GTS Video Card.
PC Power and Cooling 750Watt PS

1)All USB Devices are unplugged and disabled in BIOS
2) Loaded the AHCI Driver from Disc
3)Also tried without loading the AHCI Driver.

Any suggestions for fixing this problem?
 

Answer:Vista Installation Hangs on Completing Installation

Nice setup there, especially the choice of the power supply. That's the only brand I buy and recommend, ever.

My suggestion:

Pull out everything that does NOT need to be there to do a basic installation of Vista, meaning make the system as barebones as you can.

Pull out 1 of the optical drives, pull out any and all hard drives that are not absolutely essential for the OS itself. Reset the BIOS to factory defaults, use onboard video if possible (don't know anything about that board but if it has such a thing, use it). I know you said the memory passed the memtest - to me a "pass" on memtest means memtest86 ran for 12 hours, and not a minute less but that's just me - try yanking out 2GB of it and keeping the system as bare as possible. If it's a no go, swap the sticks and try the other 2GB, then try a mix of 'em, who knows. Anything can happen.

Try installing with the hard drive in ATA mode also, if that works you can add the latest ACHI drivers after the fact.

Give that a shot and see what happens. Good luck...
 

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When doing a clean installation Windows 7 everything seems to work fine until the middle of the Completing Installation step. At a point in it the installation says "Setup will continue after starting Windows" and the system begins a reboot. It shuts down, starts the reboot, has the Starting Windows message showing, the four little spots of color move around and grow larger and then merge into the windows symbol but then all action stops. No hits on the HD and the CD reader stops.

Any suggestions about what is causing the problem or what to do?

Answer:Installation stops during Completing Installation step

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Buddy Kidd


When doing a clean installation Windows 7 everything seems to work fine until the middle of the Completing Installation step. At a point in it the installation says "Setup will continue after starting Windows" and the system begins a reboot. It shuts down, starts the reboot, has the Starting Windows message showing, the four little spots of color move around and grow larger and then merge into the windows symbol but then all action stops. No hits on the HD and the CD reader stops.

Any suggestions about what is causing the problem or what to do?


I suspect the video driver. can you boot into safe mode? if so you can get and install the driver for your card. You could really help by finishing your system specs when you resolve your current situation

Ken

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Hi, all. I've loaded a driver into my Windows 7 Pro x64 installation, but it's giving me the message "Installing an unsigned 64-bit device driver is not supported and might result in an unstable Windows installation".

This is the driver I'm trying to install: Lenovo Support - Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver Windows 7 (64-bit), Vista (64-bit) and XP (64-bit) - ThinkPad

How do I force unsigned driver installation (without rebuilding my Windows 7 image in RT Seven Lite)?

Answer:Unsigned Driver Installation During Windows 7 Installation

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

You could try booting into Safe Mode (F8 on startup) where you can choose to force unsigned driver installs in Windows 64-bit.

I think you can also do it by changing Group Policy parameters: Disable Driver Signing in Windows 7

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I am trying to install Microsoft Works 2000 onto a Windows Me machine. However about half way through the installation process it stops and says "Setup could not launch MDAC Installation" So I went to microsoft's MDAC page and downloaded the current MDAC version, installed it, however i'm still getting the same error message when I try to install MS Works 2000. Anybody know how to fix this problem?
 

Answer:Microsoft Works 2000 installation Problem "Setup couldn't Launch MDAC Installation"

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=157688

Please post only once. Closing duplicate.
 

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I am trying to install Microsoft Works 2000 onto a Windows Me machine. However about half way through the installation process it stops and says "Setup could not launch MDAC Installation" So I went to microsoft's MDAC page and downloaded the current MDAC version, installed it, however i'm still getting the same error message when I try to install MS Works 2000. Anybody know how to fix this problem?
 

Answer:Microsoft Works 2000 installation Problem "Setup couldn't Launch MDAC Installation"

http://www.computing.net/office/wwwboard/forum/1130.html

Not sure if that will work for you or not........
 

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i have dell inspiron laptop running windows 7 64 bit which came preconfigured with skype version 4.2.i updated skype to version 5.0 but this time while upgrading i gave path for program files as my E drive.

now today when i tried to upgrade skype to 5.1 it always gives me "skype is already installed in another location.please uninstall it first".the problem is i cant see skype listed in control panel/programs and features so i dont know how to uninstall it.

also in my hurry when i upgraded my skype 4.2 to 5.0 as stated above i gave the path for program files as E:/program files instead of E:/program files/skype as per norm.now what i can see is skype exe is in E:/program flies/phone(how this folder came into being i dont know????)

so please suggest me how to completely uninstall skype so i can install latest version

edit:i already tried 3rd party programs to uninstall but to no avail


any help will be appreciated

Answer:installation and un installation problem in skype

  
Quote: Originally Posted by dreamer


i have dell inspiron laptop running windows 7 64 bit which came preconfigured with skype version 4.2.i updated skype to version 5.0 but this time while upgrading i gave path for program files as my E drive.

now today when i tried to upgrade skype to 5.1 it always gives me "skype is already installed in another location.please uninstall it first".the problem is i cant see skype listed in control panel/programs and features so i dont know how to uninstall it.

also in my hurry when i upgraded my skype 4.2 to 5.0 as stated above i gave the path for program files as E:/program files instead of E:/program files/skype as per norm.now what i can see is skype exe is in E:/program flies/phone(how this folder came into being i dont know????)

so please suggest me how to completely uninstall skype so i can install latest version

edit:i already tried 3rd party programs to uninstall but to no avail
any help will be appreciated


Would be easy if you had a backup to restore form.

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Hello,Can you please help to get  Windows XP installation image,I've a Microsoft initialization key label on my T61 notebook, but unfortunately I don't have installation media. Regards,Modest Sokolov

Answer:Installation of Windows XP. Help to get installation image

I think you can buy a set of restore discs from lenovo, or if you want a winXP setup disc I have one that I've added SATA drivers and all the critical updates and the latest service pack. I might be able to send you a copy. You can send me a PM if you want to discuss it.





ThinkPad W-510 i7-820QM(1.73-3.06GHz) Quad Core... ThinkPad T500, T9900, 8gb SSD...FrankNpad T-60p/61p (X9000 2.8ghz) 8gb SSD ips FlexView...ThinkPad T-61p (T9300 2.5ghz) 8gb ram...Thinkpad X-61 Tablet 8gb ram.

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I have tried everything!
I built this system to save some money now I think it will bite me for that

Specs are
Windows 7 home prem DVD OEM disc 64bit brand new (have all ready validated it)
Intel core3i 530
intel DH55HC Board
4gb Ram(a-ram)
WD sata caviar green 500GB 32MB HDD
VGA monitor TFT
DVD 22X
PSU 500W
PS2 keyboard
USB mouse
Updated to lastest bios

Nothing else installed brand new parts

Intending to run onboard graphics and sound
Just a home computer to pay bill etc.

I have tried all I can find on the net including:

The shiftF10 trick and devmgmt.msc to try instal drivers

Changed bios ide to ahci.

Ide to native.

Open and closing dvd drawer.

Changed psu.

Taken out ram to 2gb.

Tried usb keyboard.

Disabled lan and usb in bios.

Increased ram voltage!

Attempted to install drivers before installation after formatting hard drive.

Tried unallocated and partitioned hard drives.

Removed HDD and formatted in a XP computer.

Switeched off computer when hanging, restarted managed to install drivers in the device manager, system became completely unstable and kept not responding.

Called Microsoft support and spent four hours on the phone with their tech support, he managed to remote access when windows was unstable and confirmed hardware appeared to be ok
It just doesnt seem like any hardware issues are to cause?

What else can I do please help I need some sleep!

Thanks

Answer:Installation hanging on completing installation

Maybe this will help
Common Installation Problems and Their Solutions

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I'm trying to installing Windows 7 RC Build 7100, it hangs at Completing Installation after restarting...

I've installed it before the exact same way, with the same disk on the same computer. I've tried it like 5 times or more by now, so I just put xp on here for now.

The ... keeps moving and I can move the mouse, also left it there for like 5 hours last night but never did anything. Almost like straight away after restarting it changes the resolution of my screen and thats it.

Answer:Installation Hangs At Completing Installation.

Are you booting from the DVD to install or runing from desktop?

Try booting and formatting the drive. You need to use Win7 formatting as XP is different.

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I recently installed windows vista beta 2, I made it partion the harddrive but when I chose to load my old windows version the screen just goes black and nothing happens, there is no data from my other windows version anywhere on vista, so I tried to install XP again but it wont let me, if I just put the disk in it has Install windows as gray and unclickable and if I start it after a reboot it gives me this

STOP 0x000008E (oxC0000006, 0xd762FFEA, oxF726C9Ac,0x00000000) Setupdd.sys- Addres F762FFEA base at F760E000, DateStamp4167c8F

Please help, none of the programs I use will run on vista, thanks

Answer:installation error (after installation of vista)

Hi, I assume you want to get rid of Vista and start over? If so, you should be able to boot from your Windows XP CD, remove all partitions on the hard disk, reformat and install Windows XP.

If this doesn't work, you may want to download the low level format utility from your hard disk manufacturer's website to give you a clean disk, then try the above again.

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I keep hearing that Linux is very hard to install and it is hard to use
Well the hard to use is just reletive: If you are use to Nokia phones then a Motorola is hard to use

But as to the installation process it seems that Windows is actually harder (and extreamly dumb) when it comes to Linux

Be it to a BASE installation or a full-fledge desktop Linux winds hands-down on ease and on speed

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-387405-highlight-.html
 

Answer:Windows installation vs Linux installation

maybe as far as installing a fedora core 4, ubuntu, suse, or mandrake....but if you asked someone that has just installed windows before to go and install gentoo from scratch they'd have an anyeurism with all the stuff they have to do from the command line. Cause if it didnt pick up all the hardware right away things get tricky if you have no clue where to start to look to get things up and running.

Half the fun of installing gentoo or another linux distribution from scratch is the sense of accomplishment from setting up the OS *exactly* how you want it.
 

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Hi, When I switched on my computer (Win98SE) I got a message saying "CMOS settings wrong" & "CMOS memory size wrong" I pressed F1 and changed the clock ( it was saying october 16, 2001 ) and now things appear to be okay. What happened to change the settings and memory size? How can I fix this? Thanks a lot.

Jason

Answer:"CMOS settings wrong" & "CMOS memory size wrong" messages

Probably empty battery, or somebody reset the BIOS.

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I have a laptop who's vista business is corrupted.So i used a usb stick to install vista ultimate but at the point completing installation it doesn't progress even after two hours.I even formatted all of my pation's.                                              My Specs2gb ddr2 ram268 hd space intel centrino 2 2.58 ghz

Answer:Vista ultimate installation freezes at "completing installation"

Quote from: asdasdasd on November 26, 2010, 10:36:16 PMI have a laptop who's vista business is corrupted.So i used a usb stick to install vista ultimate but at the point completing installation it doesn't progress even after two hours.I even formatted all of my pation's.                                              My Specs2gb ddr2 ram268 hd space intel centrino 2 2.58 ghzThere is usually a partition with a recovery on if you don't have the CD. Try restarting the computer and when it starts press the F8 key to start recovery or something similar. That will help you resolve the issues of your OS. If that is wrong then please post back.

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Microsoft Office 2016 won't finish installing, it has been stuck on "finalizing installation. This may take a few minutes" for over a half an hour now. the progress bar is about three quarters full and has been for more than a half an hour. I googled the problem but only junk results came up. I googled the message again in quotes but only results pertaining to Office XP and Windows XP showed up, way too old and outdated to be of any relevance now days.

Can anybody help me get the ball rolling?

This is an ASUS T100TA Windows tablet

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Microsoft Office 2016 won't finish installing, it has been stuck on "finalizing installation. This may take a few minutes" for over a half an hour now. the progress bar is about three quarters full and has been for more than a half an hour. I googled the problem but only junk results came up. I googled the message again in quotes but only results pertaining to Office XP and Windows XP showed up, way too old and outdated to be of any relevance now days.

Can anybody help me get the ball rolling?

This is an ASUS T100TA Windows tablet

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Hello all!
for 3 days now iv been trying to install w7 32bit.
i have read a lot of messages here about fixing my problem and non of them was a success.
When installing w7, after the first reset, the installation returns to the screen where it shows the progress of the installation.
the only thing left is "completing installation". it hangs on that screen for hours and wouldnt contoniue. i can move my mouse but it dosent give much help.
things i tried untill now:
1, disconnecting all drives beside the one i want to install w7 on it.
2. disconnecting a pci card of USB2 slots.
3. disable all usb controls from bios (my mouse and keyboard are connected with "blue" and "purple" connections)
4. disable floppy ( which does not exist)- which didnt solve the problem but made the installation much faster)
5. Change in the bios from PCI to PEG
Additional Notes: I have only one monitor which is a LCD TV which connected to the nvidia graphic card with DVI to HD cable. in the installation it shows that i have 3 partitions in this hardisk and i have only 2 as far as i know. the third one has a 8MB capacity, mybe its related some how...
I have seen that people gave suggestions about a utility which fixes the hardrive and maybe solve the problem, but i have no operating system to do so.
I dont know much about my computer and i dont have any operating system to check it. i only know that i have intel core 1.8 ghz, 2gb ram, some gigabyte motherboard,... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 32bit installation freezes at "completing installation" (AGA

Is it the stage where it freezes ?
Which process of installation are you trying ? Are you upgrading your XP installation with windows 7 ; or you installing 7 with formatting the C drive ? Sometimes upgrading takes enormous time to be completed compared with clean install .

You follow this tutorial : Clean Install Windows 7 ... follow steps 6, 7 and 8 carefully , I hope there would not be a further problem . All the best

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I can't seem to install Windows 7 on my PC after I installed my new ASUS EAH5450 Series
graphics card,but before I installed the card Windows 7 works perfectly fine on my PC,here's what i've tried to do

1.Restore BIOS Settings to default
2.Wipe the WHOLE hard disk
3.Remove the graphics card and try to install Windows 7

none have worked so I tried to check my PC with "Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor" and the results came out,everything is compatible except my software which i will CLEAN install not upgrade.

My Spec is
Pentium(R) Dual Core CPU E6300 2.80GHz
RAM 2GB DDR2
Graphics card is (OnBoard) nVidia GeForce 7050
and like I said I installed ASUS EAH5450 Series (1GB DDR3)

Answer:Windows 7 installation hangs on "Completing Installation"

you might want to go back and make sure your bios settings are configured correctly, default is not necessarily optimal or correct.

formatting the drive in the window's installer is a good thing.

try it again from the top after confirming the bios settings. if you have all sata drives you might want to make sure ahci is enabled.

also you might try disabling the onboard video. if you can see the install process on the new video card it should be fine. also i am thinking that having both enabled should not be an issue, but it might be a driver conflict. having only one enabled simplifies things.

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MBR issue was came in lenovo laptop. DVD writer are read some CD's not all CD's. but DVD are not reading. so i install the Windows Vista (Home Basic) from a bootable pen drive.
firstly i deleted all the drives and create the three partitions.
during installation process when it reach to option of installing updates before complete installation option, it restart. after restarted it again start the installation of windows if i have not removed the pen drive when it is restart.
so when it is going to restart after installing updates option, i have removed the pen drive then it come to complete installation option.
i have query why it again start the windows installation during installation process.
Is there any problem in hard disk. please suggest.

Answer:laptop start the windows installation again during windows installation process

I don't know which version of vista you have so you can see both options here.
Clean Install with a Full Version of Vista
Repair Install For Vista
Both thanks to Brink.

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Hi;

I need to do a repair of Windows but I do not have the original Windows installation cd. I lost it in a fire a years ago..Is there a workaround for this?

Help

Answer:Perform a Windows repair installation without the original Windows installation cd

Not without having a Windows installation cd.

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So i am installing Windows 7 Home Premium x32-bit to my laptop, which right now has Ultimate installed. I am trying to do a clean install. Every time i go trough the options, i never receive the window asking for type of installation (upgrade or clean install). image related.

I don't know if it's because i am have no way to upgrade. I tried this on another laptop that had windows vista, and it did not give me the option either. After installing Windows 7, i had some previous files show up on my newly install windows 7 laptop. I am planning on selling my laptop, and i don't want any of my files on the PC.

Thank you.

Answer:Installation of Windows 7 "no option for custom installation"

Download Darrick's Boot and Nuke (DBAN). Use it as input to a program like ImgBurn to create a bootable CD.

Boot it. When you get to the prompt, type autonuke and press Enter. Let it run for a few minutes. That will wipe out the MBR (Master Boot Record) and the Partition Table so the drive will be unallocated, unformatted (RAW).

Now start your install by booting the Win 7 install DVD. It will take care of everything for you and there will be nothing left of your data.

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I have a Dell computer (Inspiron 15R 5534) that came with Windows 8. But there are no Windows 8 reinstallation disk. My computer has crashed and I need the disks to re-install the original operating system software (win8).
I assumed I could access this software on the dell website, but I have not been able to locate them. Can someone tell me how to re-install the software without the disks?

Answer:Re-Installation without re-installation disks...

Hi,Welcome to our community.We’ll surely try and assist you. Let us know as to what is the exact issue that you are facing, so that we can try and assist you. Having said that, you can click here to find the link to download the image of the OS. The minimum requirement for the installation is a flash drive of 8GB and above.

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