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Difference between clean USB boot & executing setup.exe file?

Question: Difference between clean USB boot & executing setup.exe file?

I have a Lenovo Yoga 3 ultrabook. I have made a bootable Windows 8.1 USB flash drive. I would like to know what is the difference between an installation from the 'setup.exe' file in the USB drive's folder, & a regular clean boot from the flash drive? Thanks for any suggestions.

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Answer: Difference between clean USB boot & executing setup.exe file?

Booting the computer with USB or DVD install media will perform a so called clean install. You have to then reinstall all your software, Windows will be as if it was first time ever you have started that PC, new and fresh. If the computer already contained an older Windows installation, its files will be moved to folder Windows.old, you can then copy your personal files and folders from there to your new user folders.

Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums
Starting the setup from existing installation by launching the setup.exe from USB or DVD install media performs an in-place upgrade installation. All your installed software will be kept, as well as your personal files, and Windows will be upgraded.

Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums
When the version of Windows on USB / DVD is the same you have already installed and installation is started by launching setup.exe from USB / DVD, it's called a repair installation which is used to fix various Windows issues; all your data and software will remain intact but Windows system files will be overwritten.

Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums
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I have a Lenovo Yoga 3 ultrabook. I have made a bootable Windows 8.1 USB flash drive. I would like to know what is the difference between an installation from the 'setup.exe' file in the USB drive's folder, & a regular clean boot from the flash drive? Thanks for any suggestions.

Answer:Difference between clean USB boot & executing setup.exe file?

Booting the computer with USB or DVD install media will perform a so called clean install. You have to then reinstall all your software, Windows will be as if it was first time ever you have started that PC, new and fresh. If the computer already contained an older Windows installation, its files will be moved to folder Windows.old, you can then copy your personal files and folders from there to your new user folders.

Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums
Starting the setup from existing installation by launching the setup.exe from USB or DVD install media performs an in-place upgrade installation. All your installed software will be kept, as well as your personal files, and Windows will be upgraded.

Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums
When the version of Windows on USB / DVD is the same you have already installed and installation is started by launching setup.exe from USB / DVD, it's called a repair installation which is used to fix various Windows issues; all your data and software will remain intact but Windows system files will be overwritten.

Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums
Kari

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I have VCom's SystemSuite 7 as my do-all utility. One of the things it will do is create a restore point whenever a programs wants to install anything -- so if it screws your computer up, you simply run that restore point and it takes the new program out.

I recently upgraded to Windows Medial Player 11. Now every time I open WMP, I get the "do you want to create a restore point" and the file it names is WMP's setup.exe. Have never encountered this with any previous version of WMP or for that matter, any other program. What's causing it?

Running Windows XP-SP2 with all updates including IE7.
 

Answer:Solved: WMP Setup.exe keeps executing

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i'm learning javascript, and i want to make a script that will execute on logon and greet me, but i don't know how to make a file execute at startup, or wether i can put a .js file on the startup list.

can .js files be executed on startup in windows xp?
if so, how?
 

Answer:executing a .js file on startup?

nvm

i actually figured out how to make a .js file execute on startup by putting it in the startup file under 'all programs' (duh). i didnt want to make an html page tho because i dont want a window opening, just the pop-up greeting. now i'm having problems with my coding. it's wanting me to define the object, and i dont know how. i was using the document object and idk if thats even the right one. i'll make a new post under the programs section. thatnks!
 

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I'm running Windows XP Home and I need to run my DOS development system for MS Fortran 5.1 that ran fine on my Windows 98SE system. I copied the Win98 files to locations in the WinXP system that made the file paths the same as the Win98 paths, and copied the old desktop shortcut PIF to my Windows XP desktop. The PIF specifies a .bat file that sets paths and environment variables. Executing the shortcut caused the fortran system to run, but the batch file apparantly did not.

Trying to better define the problem, I wrote a small file c:\Temp\zzz.bat that uses the echo statement to generate a beep, a 1-line message, and ends with the pause statement. I made a new desktop shortcut to a small DOS file manager programlist.com, then modified the PIF: on the Program tab, in the Batch file window, I entered "c:\Temp\zzz.bat" and made no other changes. The shortcut caused list.com to run fine, but no beep, no message, no pause: apparantly zzz.bat was not being executed.

So why does the batch file not execute????

Answer:PIF batch file not executing.

Hi, and welcome to TSF.
I'm not very familiar with this, but here goes....
Dos support was fairly native in 98, but not so in XP. In order to run DOS based applications requiring the DOS command set, and subsequently have dos applications called to run, you should try this within a command shell. Try opening a shell first, click the "start" button, select run, and type "command". Then start the application in the shell.

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I'm running Windows XP Home and I need to run my old DOS development system for MS Fortran 5.1 that ran fine on my Windows 98SE system. I copied the Win98 files to locations in the WinXP system that made the file paths the same as the Win98 paths, and copied the old desktop shortcut PIF to my Windows XP desktop. The PIF specifies a .bat file that sets paths and environment variables. Executing the shortcut caused the fortran system to run, but the batch file apparantly did not.

Trying to better define the problem, I wrote a small file c:\Temp\zzz.bat that uses the echo statement to generate a beep, a 1-line message, and ends with the pause statement. I made a new desktop shortcut to a small DOS file manager programlist.com, then modified the PIF: on the Program tab, in the Batch file window, I entered "c:\Temp\zzz.bat" and made no other changes. The shortcut caused list.com to run fine, but no beep, no message, no pause: apparantly zzz.bat was not being executed.

Any ideas on why the batch file does not execute?
 

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I have downloaded cardecovery.rar from pirate site.Inside there was 2 files - cardrecovery_setup.exe and cardecovery.exe.When i attempted to install setup file nothing happened and now im afraid that im injured with malicious software.Could u help me find if its so?
System configuration:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 350 @ 2.27GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3893 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1722 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 89899 MB, Free - 61769 MB; D: Total - 213186 MB, Free - 185455 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1425, 54.57, PX11M011ZZQAAT
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

1. hijack report
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:58:27, on 01.10.2011
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\TeamViewer\Version6\TeamViewer.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 10.0\Acrobat\acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
D:\Software\MALICIOUS\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\M... Read more

Answer:Nothing happened after executing .exe file?

When you download and install pirated files, you can expect your computer to get infected.

Read the forum rules. This forum doesn't assist with pirated and illegal downloads.

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I bought my husband a laptop to start learning how to surf the net and it was downloaded with Vista Home Ed. I am trying to download MS Office 2003 and an error comes up stating "The requested operation requires elevation." Now, I have downloaded MS Streets and Trips and it worked without a problem. Can anyone help me get MS Office loaded on this laptop. I don't know how to continue. Thanks so much!
 

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I'm using windows vista home premium. I cannot run .exe files from my CD drive. when i trying to run .exe file. i'm getting this error
"Windows cannot access the specified device,path or file.you may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."
I logged in as administrator. but i can execute .exe files from other folders.I'm having this problem for past 2 months. pls give me solution for this problem.
 

Answer:problem in executing .exe file from cd Drive

Hi

What security applications do you have installed as I remember an issue like this on a PC with a 3rd party firewall installed and a rule causing this, weird as it seems you'd wonder why the firewall would cause this. As you have had this issue for 2 mounths what was it you installed if anything around that time?

Have you scanned for malware?

If you right click one of those .exe's and choose properties and is Unblock on the general tab? if so try that.

If you uninstall your 3rd party software firewall and then reboot and try is this happing still?
 

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I am more experienced in Linux/Unix than DOS, but what I want to do is to execute a code that expects to get additional input from the screen.  In Unix, I would write:executable_name << EOFinput1input2...EOFbut DOS chokes on this (not too surprising.  How do I do this with DOS?

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I have a bat file closing a program - Digital Clock close.bat - containing:


Code:
taskkill /F /IM digital_clock.exe

How could I avoid this window to be opened when executing the bat file:

Answer:Executing the bat file without showing the cmd window?

In the first line of your batch file, try @echo off like this


Code:
@echo off
taskkill /F /IM digital_clock.exe

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msiexec continues to execute with each startup looking for some file (does not inform  what file), and displays annoying popups and at times overlays current window.  In addition, when I attempt to install software, it tells me that windows installer is already running and it must finish prior to the requested install.
 
I modified the configuration to no execute windows installer on startup but then if I attempt to do a software installation, it tells me the service is not running.
 
I re-registered wsiexec.exe and also removed it and downloaded a new copy and installed it.
 
Still same problem
 
Any ideas??

Answer:msiexec won't stop executing and looks for some file

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
Louis

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Ok now here is the situation. I brought a computer monitoring program that is password protected. I tried to access it today and it said my password was incorrect. So i logged into the member section of the website i brought the software from and it advised me to download a zip file that had an .reg file in it. Ok i did all it told me to do and it doesn't seem to to do anying thing all it says it that the blah blah blah was sent to the registry. am i doing something wrong in regard to executing a reg file
 

Answer:executing the registry edit file

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I have a situation where when I open Excel by double-clicking on a file, a new instance of Excel is opened. I am currently running Excel 2007. When I do this, my PMW does not open with that file.

My work-around is to open Excel from the start menu (where the PMW does open) and then drag/drop file onto the program. It also works to open file using the open file menu in Excel, but this takes a bit longer when accessing files on the network. Any thoughts?

Thanks
 

Answer:Excel 2007 PMW issue when executing file directly

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Hi!
 
i've carelessly executed .vbs file and today I noticed that secure internet connection doesn't work in firefox and dropbox. Also, steam exhibited some difficulties in logging in (but that could be just steam). Chrome is working normally.
 
Other symptoms are that windows firewall and windows defender are turned off when I start the computer. I can turn the firewall on, but defender is blocked by group rule (I managed to override this by deleting the registry key). I ran windows defender but it didn't find anything. There was also an error while trying to install optional windows update.
 
Here is some info that seems related to my case: http://www.malware-traffic-analysis.net/2016/07/25/index4.html
 
Just like in this example, malware was in .vbs file and I have SYS>mycomputername<.exe showing in task manager. If I shut down this process I'm unable to access internet anymore (something about proxy not being set up properly).
 
This exe runs from this folder: c:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Temp\Java
 
Contents of it are:
<mycomputername>.aes
<mycomputername>.zip
<mycomputername>X.xml
Ionic.Zip.Reduced.dll
makecert.exe
SYS<mycomputername>.exe
warePlguin.txt
 
I ran FRST and here is FRST.txt:
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 12-09-2016
Ran by AlenC (administrator) on ENIAC (13-09-2016 13:09:17)
Running from C:\Users\AlenC\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: AlenC (Availa... Read more

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I have a file on my desktop that I can not do anything with. I would like to delete it, but even from a clean boot I get an error message saying "It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the file and try again." I've tried unplugging myself from the network. I have 49 processes running from a clean boot, which is the same number as it's been for at least a month.
I've been good about applying Norton's updates and leaving my firewall on. Is there anyone who knows how I might delete this troublesome file?
 

Answer:Cannot delete a file from clean boot

Try it in safemode. Or maybe this...MoveOnBoot
 

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I have a U300 PSU3DA which I changed from Vista to XP.
This is because my main use of the computer will be for navigation (boat) and I was told most navigation programs will run better with XP. I have hardly nothing on my laptop so far, and already the system seems to be slow and freezing too often.

My question now is about the program C-Maps which I've just installed and which won't open. It keeps saying "Eorror: cannot open attribute file".

What does that mean? I have desinstall and reinstall the program, and it keeps coming up with this message.
I had a look around the device manager and the only thing that seems wrong is the PCI memory controller.
I did a bit of a search on this and it seems that this driver is not necessary for XP? Is that so?

Could it be a cause of the C-Maps program not working?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Satellite U300 PSU3DA: error: cannot open attribute file executing C-Maps

> I did a bit of a search on this and it seems that this driver is not necessary for XP? Is that so?
Where did you read this info?
I don?t know if the driver is necessary but you get all drivers on the Toshiba website.

For your problem with C-Maps, I think the best is you contact the C-Maps support. Here it is a forum for Toshiba laptops.

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Is there a difference in setup between a router and a hub?

i am asking because at home (permament) i have a router (a Netgear one) connected to a dsl modem, and it is easy to set up, just connect the cables from the other computers to each of the ports that a router contains, and the pc's can access the internet

Now since i am attending university in another place, i am renting a room of a house.
the owners have cable and they will let me use it. but i dont have internet yet ,because they have a hub for networking, i tried the same setup procedure as i did with the router, connect the cables to their proper location, but i cant access, neither of the pc's cant when they are connected to the hub.

the hub is linksyss (sp) one

so is there a difference in setup?

Thanks
 

Answer:Difference in Setup

Originally posted by Aztlan
Is there a difference in setup between a router and a hub?

i am asking because at home (permament) i have a router (a Netgear one) connected to a dsl modem, and it is easy to set up, just connect the cables from the other computers to each of the ports that a router contains, and the pc's can access the internet

Now since i am attending university in another place, i am renting a room of a house.
the owners have cable and they will let me use it. but i dont have internet yet ,because they have a hub for networking, i tried the same setup procedure as i did with the router, connect the cables to their proper location, but i cant access, neither of the pc's cant when they are connected to the hub.

the hub is linksyss (sp) one

so is there a difference in setup?

Thanks Click to expand...

basicly you need a router. You could just get a garage sail computer and setup dhcp on a linux machine if you want or you can go out and get a router. Or just tell landlords they need to buy a router. It's not possible to connect more machines through a hub unless you have a router connected to the lan as well.

basicly it'd have to go like this. cable modem box, router, then to the hub. Then you can run cat5 from the hub to all computers in the house.
 

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Whts the difference between software setup and installation?Can s/w setup  be on different machine and its installation can be done on other machine?

Answer:what is the difference between setup and install

Homework?

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Ok, this is kinda wordy, so stay with me. I did a clean install on one win 7 pc, and an install that kept my applications on another win 7 machine. On the clean install, in the programs and features section of control panel, all that is listed is the touchpad and realtek audio software. On the other pc, everything is still listed, including many updates from M$. These updates are internal updates from M$, not particularly updates for any attached hardware or software I installed (e.g. Microsoft .net framework 4 client profile, kbxxxxxxx, etc). Sooo, I am wondering why those updates would still be in there for windows 10. Is it:
1. files that will be loaded eventually on the clean install pc, and they may be hidden or they may show up in the list.
2. files that do not need to be on the 2nd pc, perhaps should not be. If they are uninstalled from that pc, will windows install them again, hidden or not?
I do not see the logic in this sort of discrepancy.

Answer:Why is there such a difference with a clean install of win 10 vs one where I keep apps?

Originally Posted by WPCentral Question Ok, this is kinda wordy, so stay with me. I did a clean install on one win 7 pc, and an install that kept my applications on another win 7 machine. On the clean install, in the programs and features section of control panel, all that is listed is the touchpad and realtek audio software. On the other pc, everything is still listed, including many updates from M$. These updates are internal updates from M$, not particularly updates for any attached hardware or software I installed (e.g. Microsoft .net framework 4 client profile, kbxxxxxxx, etc). Sooo, I am wondering why those updates would still be in there for windows 10. Is it:
1. files that will be loaded eventually on the clean install pc, and they may be hidden or they may show up in the list.
2. files that do not need to be on the 2nd pc, perhaps should not be. If they are uninstalled from that pc, will windows install them again, hidden or not?
I do not see the logic in this sort of discrepancy. But they are in fact updates for hardware and/or software you've installed. For example, many games and applications require the .net framework software being installed to work. So being that you've chosen to keep your apps etc on that PC, you're also keeping all the associated updates.

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Is there a difference between a clean install of Windows 7 Professional and upgrading from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional?

I ordered a computer and I require Windows 7 Professional, but they accidentally sent me one with Windows 7 Home Premium. They have offered me a Windows 7 Professional Upgrade disk as a resolution to the problem, but I'm worried an upgrade may not be as stable as a clean installation and I'm not sure if I should accept this resolution.

Thanks in advance for any help,
John.

Answer:Difference between upgrade and clean install?

Well naturally the upgrade will leave some fluff from the previous install which Professional may not need, but depending on how long you've had/used the computer (it sounds like it's fairly new for you), the difference will be minimal.

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can one please explain the difference between clean up and format of the hard disk.(operating system included)

Answer:whats the difference between format and clean up .

Disk Cleanup simply deletes temporary files and the like.Format wipes the drive completely clean.

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I'm currently using an applet to run a jar file named Loader.jar to run another jar file named ERO.jar, which is obfuscated. The loader loads fine, but it does not pop out the GUI as it's supposed to. Here's the HTML part of the loading:
Code:

<HTML>
<HEAD>
<TITLE>Client</TITLE>
<META HTTP-EQUIV="PRAGMA" CONTENT="NO-CACHE">
</HEAD>
<BODY>
<CENTER>
<APPLET NAME = "Client" WIDTH = "500" HEIGHT = "85" ARCHIVE = "Loader.jar" CODE = "loader.class">
<PARAM NAME = "java_arguments" value = "-Xmx1024M">
</APPLET>
</CENTER>
</BODY>
</HTML>

When I normally run the ERO jar file, by using a batch file or double clicking it, it pops up a GUI I made to log in to a server. Although, when I run the HTML file to load the Loader.jar file, it runs as it should for the most part, but it won't pop up the GUI as it should. Here's a pic of it at the moment:

http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/9121/applet.png

It just stops there, but it won't pop up the GUI. The GUI looks like this:

http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/2332/loginei.png

When just by running a jar file normally, it works. But when running a jar file to run another one, it won't.

loader class (main class):
http://pastebin.com/3tMnKtt5

Bot class:
http://pastebin.com/Wycu6hFK

ProgressChecker class:
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Answer:Executing a jar file from another jar file.

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seems like with the new windows 7 my school only sells upgrades. which is fine.
But if i upgrade what does it exactly do with my original partition of vista? does it get wiped out or does it just put an os over the original which in turns uses more disk space.
 

Answer:whats the difference between clean install and upgrade.

The upgrade transfers your files to the new os and whipes away vista. However, you must use the upgrade matrix to see if your version of vista can upgrade to the version of Win 7 you want to upgrade to.
 

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Just a curiosity of mine - Is there a difference between a clean install and performing an upgrade while keeping only the files? In other words, is this sort of upgrade the same as a clean install, only with the files restored to 'documents', desktop, etc.? Or, does the new windows folder contain remnants of the previous install.

Answer:Difference between clean install and upgrade (files only)?

Hi,
Unless I am totally wrong, an upgrade keeps a copy of previous settings so you can revert back to previous version if you wish (windows.old keeps previous settings)

clean install wipes everything except what you ask it to keep

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What is the difference in setup files for windows 10 build 10162?

One is in the root directory and the other is in the sources folder.

Here is my plans, once I am sure there is no storms.

I already got they way I want 7 retail to be upgraded.

Current setup & image

Primary Partition 1 empty (Ready for Windows 7 Seven oem to be put back on)
Primary Partition 2 windows 7 retail will upgraded to windows 10 build 10162
Primary Partition 3 empty partition (To prevent system reserved partition from being created)
Logical Partition 5 Xubuntu
Logical Partition 6 Linux swap file

After I done installing this will be my setup

Primary Partition 1 Windows 7 Oem
Primary Partition 2 Windows 10 preview 10162
Primary Partition 3 empty partition (To prevent system reserved partition from being created)
Logical Partition 5 Xubuntu
Logical Partition 6 Linux swap file

Answer:What is the difference in setup files for windows 10 build 10162?

Setup in Root will replace current OS.
Setup in Sources will let you set up a dual boot.

Jim

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Dell PC running XP Home.
40 gig hard drive, 2.1 MHz Pentium
768 MHz RAM

THis is a multi-part question.
Here's the problem.
ONE program (UPS WorldShip) hangs when it swaps between windows. It is the furthest computer from the server and is attatched via a hub rather than a switch, and only runs at 10 Mbps. However, switching to a wireless router and network card at 54 Mbps yields the same hanging, and other computers running the same program have no issue accessing the server, so I doubt that it is a network issue.
The page file size is adequate (4096 MB) and it matters not whether other programs are running or not. Could I have a swap file issue, (and where and how do I change that size?) or could it be that I just need more RAM (I wouldn't think that one program would eat all that up)?
Finally, can anyone tell me what processes should always be running in Task Manager? I've got 43 processes on this problematic PC, and I'm sure many of them are extraneous, but I don't want to close or disable a vital process.
 

Answer:Solved: swap file/page file - whats the difference?

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Hi everybody.
I got dell latitude d800 laptop with dead display and without os (supposed to be XP, sticker is intact).
Hunting for affordable good shape lcd panel will take a while so I made unattended cd with nlite and installed XP but external monitor didn't fire up
I checked the installation with live CD and it looks like complete install so I got an idea that the install is lacking dell drivers particularly video driver (nvidia fx 5200 go card).
Even more: it's possibly lacking any video driver 'cause native display was disconnected.
So I have to somehow inject video driver and force setup to install it. Then XP must fire up external monitor and then I can update all the drivers.
I read about winnt.sif and $OEM$/Drivers directory but that all about "naked" drivers like .sys .cat .inf ... but the drivers I got from dell have also .dll .exe and other files but nvidia driver even has its own setup.exe.
How to make XP setup to install such drivers during unattended setup?

Answer:[SOLVED] Inject drivers with .exe extension or own setup file in unattended setup

Hi I 'am not entirely certain but this might help Customizing Unattended Setup
How to Add OEM Plug and Play Drivers to Windows XP
Talking Shop: Windows XP unattended installation | TechRepublic

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Ive read the Instructions on how to setup XP to dual-boot with Vista...
However, im concerned (and someone mentioned it happened to them in the thread)
that when XP SETUP is finished with the TX part of setup and reboots PC to go into the
rest of setup (GUI XP SETUP)) it wont continue....?
is this right>? ive read elsewhere that if the partitions for XP are created in Vista that it wont boot into the rest of setup....

I could make the partition during XP setup if this will help?

thanks
 

Answer:Vista/XP Dual Boot - Will XP setup continue into GUI setup after reboot of 1st part.?

When I did my dual boot [using win2k / vista] I used an existing partition that was created by vista. No problem at all. It is a little more difficult than say installing win2k after xp however as long as you follow the instructions there are no problems.

As always make an image of your system before you start. This way if something does go wrong, it is a simple matter to restore the image and be back where you started from.
 

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Hi All

I am trying to install windows XP on my new system I built.

When I get to the 5th XP install disk it stalls and says

file ntfs.sys caused an unexpected error(4100) at line 5010 in d:\xpclient\base\boot\setup\setup.c

I have done a memtest and it has came out with zero errors.

I am lost can you help?

Kind regards
Darren
 

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Hi All

I am trying to install windows XP on my new system I built.

When I get to the 5th XP install disk it stalls and says

file ntfs.sys caused an unexpected error(4100) at line 5010 in d:\xpclient\base\boot\setup\setup.c

I have done a memtest and it has came out with zero errors.

I am lost can you help?

Kind regards
Darren
 

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i update bios in this website here http://support.lenovo.com/th/th/products/laptops-and-netbooks/ideapad-z-series-laptops/ideapad-z480. File names are 5fcn95ww_private 32bit and 5fcn95ww_public 32bit because my laptop is in window 8 32 bit version and I also read the file called readme. After I update first file which is called 5fcn95ww_public 32bit, my laptop is restarted automatically and the problem is about boot setup/Phoenix securecore Tiano setup after update Bios like in the subject of my message.And this is the photos involvedhttp://1drv.ms/1CwJCIRhttp://1drv.ms/15dy02yhttp://1drv.ms/1sGW7BANeed yor helpThank you in advancePs. I'm not English native speaker please ask me if you don't understand my question

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I am trying to get into BIOS Setup or Program Setup with the keys " DEL or " F12 " on my Acer Aspire M3450 - UR20P for the last few days. I am not sure why it won't happen after restarting the desktop then hit the key for BIOS or Display Boot Setup. After the desktop restarted and went right into login at Windows. I am wondering if I can get into command prompt to type the commands for those two setups or not possible.

If yes, is there a tutorial for this.

John

Answer:Can;'t get into BIOS Setup or Program Boot Setup with DEL and F12

Did it work earlier? If not try F2(mine works with that), also if u have uefi try these methods Four Methods to Access UEFI BIOS Setup in Windows 8/10 PC/Laptop/Tablet

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Help.
SATA in BIOS set to IDE.
Pioneer DVR-S18 SATA DVD-RW
SATA HDD
How can I get past this problem as I cannot find drivers on the pioneer site

Answer:Missing CD/DVD-RE drivers during clean setup

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Is your installation complete?

What stage are you in when you receive error?

Does the HD show up during the install?

A little more information and we can try to help.

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I have always advised anyone who asked, to get a clean setup of Windows on any new computer they buy. On a Dell, that usually meant ordering from the Dell business division and specifically asking for a clean setup of Windows and a Dell-branded Windows Setup disk as opposed to a system recovery set.

I got a call from someone today who said Dell declined that request and stated they no longer sell any computer from any of their divisions with clean (uncrapified) Windows.

Is this really true?
 

Answer:Can I get a CLEAN setup of Windows 7 on a Dell any more?

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I am trying to save my personal files to dvd-rs and need to know if that is going to be alright I am not to computer savy so if somone can help me I would appreciate it. I tried to back up from the computers backup system but it failed. I do not have access to the Internet because the wireless adapters will not connect . They are set to automatically find all the ip addresses and things. So I need to know if the dvd-r will be ok to drag and drop the files then transfer it back after i reset it to factory specs. There were articles I read that there were certain files that needed to be saved but we're not specific. If anyone can help me that would be great. If when you give me the instruction if they could be detailed as possible or sent to links that could be helpful thanks. If I could get the wireless adapters connected first with information so I could download a program that could back up my information that would be super. I am using a Dell Inspiron 1526 with Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit operating system. The wireless adapters are Realtek RTL8192SU Wireless Lan 802.11n USB 2.0. I am not sure what else you need specs wise if you do I will try to find them. If anyone can help greatly appreciate it.
Thanks Gina

Done pulling my hair out!
 

Answer:How to do a clean setup of windows vista

re this
http://forums.techguy.org/web-email/1138005-cant-connect-internet.html
your topic the other day when you said
The registry is messed upClick to expand...


How have you determined that the registry is corrupted
 

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Hi all,

Been visiting this forum for many years (5+) ... bout time I register and get caught up. Reason prompting me being I'm getting a 0x2... error(s) when trying to use "Add/Remove Windows Components" and can't find a solution? .......

BUT I'm going to start at the beginning as recommended with "Read/Run me 1st - Windows XP Cleaning Procedure" page .... there are several new tools, for me anyway, and I have a few questions as to the procedures for downloading and updating. My partitioned C:\ drive is a bit small 8gb ... I know!!! but I'm on dial-up and surely want to avoid reformatting.

?1) Unless the program specifically says to load to C: or the desktop, can I load and .exe to/from another drive (such as E: ) and not run into problems?

?2) After reading some of the "stickies" I'm paranoid of using other sites for downloads such as softpedia etc., and am quite glad I've done almost all my DL's from here over the years. BUT Does this also go for updating for programs I've had for years .... like CCleaner, can I update directly from their site or should I be dl'nig an entire updated program from here? My current version is 1.34.407 ... ooops rolleyes

Thanks for your guidance ... I'm going by the "MajorGeek" book from now on.
 

Answer:Simple ?'s w/XP clean procedure setup

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Before you bother running the READ & RUN ME, if you are referring to error messages from Windows you should always post exact full error messages. Saying 0x2 errors is quite meaningless. I also suggest that if you are referring to Windows errors or blue screens or any crashes that you actually post your error messages in the Software Forum as it is unlikely (not impossible) that the problems are due to malware.
 

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Hello all,

I have found a few tutorials, but nothing that matches my situation.

I just purchased my first SSD and am planning on installing in my laptop (in specs). The lappy has two internal bays so I can put it in there. The new SSD is 60GB so will just be for OS and 1 or 2 programs everything else will be on the 7200rpm 320GB HDD.

SSD: Newegg.com - OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5&#34; 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive &#40;SSD&#41;


I want to do a clean install as that is best, but all I have is the OEM disk from ASUS. So I will be following this first to create the Installation DVD:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

I am going to follow this tutorial to prepare the SSD:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/91339-ssd-hdd-optimize-windows-reinstallation.html


I will turn off Hibernate and Page file (I only have 4GB of ram though so not sure about Page File)

Then, I will zero out the old HDD and repartition for data using the same Tut above. ( I will either do the Macrium backup or Restore DVD's not sure yet)

For this, I might also create two partitions, one for data and one that is encrypted, not sure yet on this either, but I know I can do this at a later date.

I can then reinstall all the programs I want to keep on the 320GB HDD.

A few Questions:

Should I turn off page file, or will this still be needed for Programs on the HDD?

Should I enable AHCI, TRIM, or Align SSD? ( or will these be done automatically due to ... Read more

Answer:Advice on new SSD setup with clean install

You will need a pagefile, but it does not need to be the full 4 GB. You can probably make do with 500 MB - 1 GB. I would recommend upgrading to 8 GB when you have the ability to do so, though. The system will be more stable with a smaller pagefile if you have more RAM.

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Pardon this stupid question, but what is the difference between a FAT32 file system and NTFS file system.
 

Answer:What's the difference between file systems

Try this link. It gives a brief table on differences. For the most part NTFS is much more secure and handles space usage of hard drives more effiecently. There is alot more detail to it than that but the link can give you a basic understanding.

http://www.ntfs.com/ntfs_vs_fat.htm
 

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About a year ago I rebuilt a mates box using a Gigabyte GA7VA mobo, Athlon 2000xp 512mb RAMHe wanted to use ME so thats what he got.It has been working perfectly, he now wants to upgrade to XPBacked up and booted from XP disk, we then got messages that setup couldnt copy various files.I started setup again but with the CD in the other drive, Same Result.Tried using a different XP CD. Same ResultPut in a different Hard Drive. Same ResultTook out the modem, Same ResultPut in a new Graphics Card Same result.Set the BIOS to minimum, Same ResultTo my mind that leaves 4 possibilitiesRAM, CPU, MOBO or Ribbon cables.Has anybody else come up against this?

Answer:XP Clean install, Setup can't copy files. HELP

Are there any other devices connected, e.g. on USB that have been overlooked? If so remove them.Alternatively, clean the CD and the drive.

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My C drive consists of two 250GB disks set up as 500GB Raid 0.

I want to do a reformat and clean reinstall of XP Pro.

Question: Can I do this the same way I would if I was running one 500GB HDD -- or is there some complication because they're Raid 0.

Thanks.

Answer:Xp Reformat & Clean Install With Raid 0 Setup

You'll probably need to insert a floppy at boot time with the RAID controller drivers. You have to press F6 when booting from the CD.
I have qualms about RAID 0 though. From another post of mine:

Quote:





Originally Posted by blah789


IMHO RAID 0 is bad if you're planning on storing important data. If one drive fails, it's like both drives failing. Data recovery is extremely difficult because the data is shredded between the two drives. (Analogy: imagine your file - in order, is in chunks numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. up to 10 - all the odd chunks are on one drive, and the even chunks are on the other drive - if one fails, you can't even get the file back because all you have is confettis). It's OK though if you're just keeping the OS and non-important Program Files on there, and putting your data elsewhere.

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Hellomy notebook ideapad z580i buy new 120 GB corsair SSD  drive .  How can i clean Windows 8 setup to my new SSD  from pre-installed windows 8 ? i have no windows 8  dvd .

Answer:How to clean setup pre-installed windows 8 to new SSD drive

hi mbura,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
If you have a 2.5" SSD, you can:
1. Migrate the OS from the stock HDD to the SSD using Paragon Backup & Recovery 12 Home (free trial). From there, you can uninstall the softwares to make more room on your HDD
 Spoiler (Highlight to read)
2. Perform a Reset on Windows 8 first on the stock HDD. When done, proceed in migrating the OS from the HDD to the SSD using Paragon Backup & Recovery 12 Home (free trial).
 
 
Hope this helps

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Hi i am trying to do a clean install on my desktop model 9960-AHU ,i added an extra drive to create a raid, but when iam doing the set upi hit F6 to set up the drive , the set up is not able to get the drives,tried the floppy in another and it work,,,,if i do continue at some pointi get blue screen of death  with this 0x0000007b.....what i am doing wrong? Moderator edit: Added a bit more information to the Subject. Message Edited by bananaman on 07-16-2009 05:33 PM

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Hey guys,

I want to know if it's possible to create a clean install DVD.

with pre-installed Windows 8without product key (when I buyed the notebook Win8 was already installed - the personal product key is "inside" the notebook).

By the way, can I include the Windows Updates in the install DVD somehow - (and programs which should be pre-installed)?

Thanks ^^

Answer:Creating a clean setup DVD from installed Windows 8?

   Information

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8





You can use the OEM manufacturer's version of
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

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I've done the upgrade on my 2 computers and then later I did a clean install on the laptop. What I'd like is to do a clean install on my desktop PC but I sure would love to bring back the things I setup when I did the upgrade such as the start page and desktop screens. My start screen is perfect and I hate to set it all back up from scratch if there is any way to keep it somewhere and return it.

I will say, the clean install has always been my preference with any version of windows and it certainly made a nice difference in many ways on the laptop that I've already done both the upgrade and later the clean install.

Thank you

Answer:Clean install but keep any upgrade setup preferences?

I don't really think the method in the thread below will work for you. The associated file locations will be in different places when compared to your source device. Still, it is a nice read and may provide you with clues I guess.

Start menu tiles layout savefile?

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Far out the most difficult computer for a clean Windows 7 Installation...But after much struggling, i finally got it working. 2 things remain...- I cant get the audiocard working (downloaded the latest audio driver from HP site)- I cant see my secondairy video card (NVidia K2000) so no driver here as well   

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Just got a new HDD (Toshiba HDKPC03 DT01ACA100 1TB Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200 RPM, SATA, 3.5 at TigerDirect.com) and have been trying to clean install a copy of windows 7 home premium 64bit that my friend burned for me. It starts up fine and gets to the language page but once it gets to the second step of installation my screen goes black and the computer acts as if it is off but the power button will stay lit up.

Answer:Clean windows 7 install on new HDD keeps shutting down during setup

What OS was installed on the computer before?

Fill out System Specs from User CP so we know what your hardware is.

Where did your friend get the source to burn the DVD from? You can try downloading a legal copy with SP1 integrated from here:

Windows 7 Direct Download Links

Make sure you get the same version you have, Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate and 32 or 64 bit. Note that Basic or Starter is not available.

I recommend using ImgBurn at 4X speed (or the slowest available) to create the DVD from the downloaded .iso file.

You can do this on any computer capable of burning a DVD.

YOU MUST HAVE A VALID KEY TO INSTALL THIS .ISO. The one on the COA sticker on your computer will work.

You can also create a bootable USB Flash drive (4GB or larger) to install Windows 7 from.
Download and run Universal USB Installer ? Easy as 1 2 3
Select Windows 7 from the first drop down list, all the way to the bottom
Select the downloaded Windows 7 iso file
Select your USB flash drive
Click Create

For techies or folks who work on computers: Create Windows 7 Universal ISO With All Editions Selection On Install with ei.cfg Removal Utility.
This will fit on a 6GB flash drive or can be burned to a DVD.

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I was having problems with my Maple Story, so I un-installed and re-downloaded the program. However, when I tried to open the setup wizard, it gave me the error:

Error reading setup initialization file

I looked online for troubleshooting solutions, and I have so far found two options:

-Re-download because the error could be the result of a failed download that wasn't identified when the file was downloaded.

-Find and delete old files that could be stopping the file from being reaad properly.

I need help with the second solution, as in how I search for those files. Also, any other solutions for this problem would be much appreciated.
 

Answer:"Error reading setup initialization file" for Maple Story Setup

test reply
 

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Hi there,I was just wondering what the difference between the two file systems NFTS and FAT32 (i think thats the names) are?Thanks

Answer:Whats the difference between file systems?

ntfs removes the 2gb maximum file size that fat32 has. Also allows encryption and security features, and is more stable.No doubt others will add more.

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this is my assumption, tell me if i am right or not please. File Sharing allows other people on LAN to do anything to anything on my computer if they have username and password, public folder sharing allows other people on LAN to do anything to anything in my public folder if they have username and password, media streaming allows other people on network to only read my media, not write, so it's like read only. And if it's possible how do i control what my computer is streaming.

Answer:difference between file sharing and streaming

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Hawtsoss


this is my assumption, tell me if i am right or not please. File Sharing allows other people on LAN to do anything to anything on my computer if they have username and password, public folder sharing allows other people on LAN to do anything to anything in my public folder if they have username and password, media streaming allows other people on network to only read my media, not write, so it's like read only. And if it's possible how do i control what my computer is streaming.



Nope, sorry. You can share read only to some users, modify to others just by using users and groups. Public is public, a different class of folder. Streaming is live, not stored, and not recommended for most uses.

if you tell us what you want to share (in what way (read, write,modify)) with what users (guest, users, admins) we can tell you how to do it

ken

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Dear all =)

I had been searching all the info about this VHD and found Seven Forum.

I got this BIG BIG confuse now can anyone please explain this to me???
The difference between a Dual Boot and also a boot from VHD.

And 1 more question. Am now having a Win7 64 Ultimate base and i wish to load in a Win Vista to VHD. Is this possible by not using the Vista Mode provide by Microsoft and by not using any 3rd party software?????

Is it possible to load Win Vista on VHD and make it bootable by having Win 7 64 Ultimate as base????

If yes, how to do it???

Thank you so so so so much in ADVANCE~~~

p.s/ Is Chinese New Year today... so... HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!!!!!!

Zoe

Answer:Difference between Dual Boot and VHD Boot

I can answer your second question. I'm not sure if it is possible to use Vista in XP Mode, but if you close your mind to third-party apps, you'll miss some very good ones. I much prefer VirtualBox (free) and VMWare Workstation (paid) over XP Mode.

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My laptop had a hard drive crash and I lost the entire drive. It has been replaced with a new drive, and now I need to set it up for use. Would you please point me to some directions as to how to do this, how to determine what driver(s) I need to download and install and how how to configure settings. Should the drive be partitioned? After it has been set up, I then need to install Windows XP and MS Office. Thanks very much for any help.
 

Answer:Need instructions: How to setup a hard drive that has been wiped clean

Below are the steps to format and reinstall XP.

Formatting The Hard Drive In XP

There are several ways to format in XP:

1 During install

2. Using Disk management under administrative tools

3. Using the recovery console

4. Using start run cmd then the format command.

5. Right click on the drive in explorer and select format.

6. Using a Win98 boot disk

Note: WinXP will not let you mess with the boot partition or system partition since both contain items required to boot and run winXP. Thus, you should use the install process to format system and boot drive.

Here is the easiest way to perform a "Clean Install" of XP:

Using Windows XP CD:

1. Insert your XP CD in the drive upon booting computer.

2. You will be given some options here. You can select:

Clean Install

New Installation

Advanced ...and others I believe. But since this tutorial teaches a Clean Installation of XP, select "Clean Install".

3. Put a checkmark in the box to "designate where you want to install XP" (or some such dialog). Typically, you will choose to install XP on your C: drive.

4. Next, you will need to select the file system you wish to use. I recommend selecting NTFS as it is more secure than the FAT32 system.

5. Setup will then format the partition you chose and then you can install XP clean on that partition. Be sure that if you have more than one partition, you select the correct one.

6. Install your Windows XP Operating System. Using Windo... Read more

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Hello everyone.

I would like to know how to join a workgroup and login as a workgroup account after formatting the computer?

By default, Windows setup wants to create a local account before you can log in into the Windows.
Is that possible not to create a local account and join a workgroup directly and login using a workgroup account.

Thanks.

Answer:Clean Installation - Join Workgroup During Setup Stage

Skip this step-> The next step will ask you for a local account user name.
Once done. Open Network & Sharing Center->Change Advanced Sharing, turn on network discovery, file and printer sharing, if not using password then turn off.

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Hey gang,

Until very recently i was running Windows 8 with a 240 GB Sandisk SSD as a primary and a 2 TB Western Digital Green HDD as a storage. I decided to set up a RAID 1 setup so i purchased a second 2 TB HDD and installed it.

My intent was to run windows 8 off the 240 SSD as a primary and have a RAID 1 setup for my 2TB HDDs.

I learnt that my data configuration was set to AHCI. I decided to do a complete clean install and change the sata configuration in BIOS to RAID.

After successfully creating a RAID volume using my 2TB HDDs i proceeded to install Windows off my primary. I am however having difficulties in that it will not allow me to install windows on either drive.

As i am very new to setting up my own home pc and RAID configurations, can anybody provide some advice or shed some light on any rookie mistakes i am making.

Any input would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Windows 8 Clean Install with RAID Setup Issues

Hey,

Something that stands out to me immediately is that you would probably want to be running AHCI for the SSD, so the trim command can be enabled for the SSD.

What I would do is get an add-on card for the RAID drives and attach to that. This way, the card can run the RAID driver (some card based on Silicon Image chipset which would be reliable, good drivers, not expensive at all) independent of the SSD boot/system drive.

Example: SYBA SD-LP-PEX2IR Controller Card - Newegg.com

Another advantage to a setup as I suggest is that the RAID will not share bandwidth with the boot/system AHCI SSD.

Maybe some other people on this forum will have other suggestions though, as many damn well know their stuff.
I'm a newb with things like this because I never had the hardware to do stuff like this. But still, I think my response is solid enough.

If you decide against a card, you probably will need the correct RAID driver for your motherboard to install Windows well. That's just a guess though. There is a place during the install that you can tell it that you have a driver you want to "give it" so-to-speak. It can be on CD, DVD, USB stick.

Also, some motherboards allow you to have a set of ports as one standard, and another set of ports as another. Look at motherboard manual if interested about this.

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hi, i just completed a clean install of windows 7. im trying to set up my all in one printer wireless. in the printers set up wizard i can get as far as having to enter the password to connect to the network.

this is where im having problems. my printer is still detecting the network that was set up before i did the clean install, and that network name is not on my network now. i am using all the same hardware.

ive tried every password i had written down from the previous install, which include: user password (computer), password to add other computers to the home group, the security pin for my router, the security key for older programs to add them to the network, and the homegroup password. once again these are all from the previous install, not the new clean install. (i tried these because it was still detecting the name of the old network on the lcd interface on the printer when using set up wizard)

and for the new install i have tried the only passwords that i have been prompted to create during installation and setup thus far. these include: computer user password (for windows login), and the network homegroup password.

i know one of the passwords from the previous install worked, but due to poor organization on my part i do not remember which one it was.

looking through the brother forum, and literature im not finding anything specific to this problem.

any suggestions?

Answer:wireless printer setup after clean install Windows 7

what type of brother printer?

did you read this? How do I factory reset the print server? : Brother

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Hello, I just recently clean installed windows 10 on my Lenovo Yoga 500-14IBD, replacing the 1TB HDD with a 128GB SSD (I don't have that much stuff). Computer seems to launch apps faster (most of the time) and also starts up faster, but my internet browsing is still kind of laggy.  So i'm wondering If i need to change the computer in anyway (BIOS, etc?) now it has a SSD rather than the shipped with HDD. Also, the clean install has taken all my preinstalled Lenovo programs so I also wonder if this will affect the performance of my laptop(- or is it better)? Because I went to the support page for my laptop and downloaded a driver for the touchpad thinking it would be the newest available and before it downloaded it said it was older than the driver it would be replacing, which I thought strange and it's got me asking if the support page is kept up to date? Ideally I would download a Lenovo app that ckecks my system for out of date or absent Lenovo software that should be there. If anyone could answer those questions I would be extremely grateful. Thanks, David

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Hello,I have Lenovo Z50-70 notebook. I bought a 32GB SSD to speed it up and installed it instead of optical drive as drive for system. I performed a clean Windows 8.1 install. Now I started looking for a way how to setup a one key recovery again. I found on some forums that you have to make some steps before installation itself or that you need some files which were preinstalled. I cannot reinstall system now and i have no backups of preinstalled tools. Is there any way to  set up one key recovery so the one key recovery button would work again and I would have a partition on my second drive (HDD) to backup my system (SSD) ? Is there a way to set it up so manually?Thanks

Answer:Setup OneKey recovery after clean Windows 8.1 install

You might be the second person that aim to do it with Cyberlink, the maker of the program, being the first. Good luck.

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So whenever I've had to format my PC in the past, I've popped in the CD, restarted my PC, hit the button that boots from CD, and followed the instructions there.

But I've always wondered - why can't I just pop in the CD, go to my computer, and open the contents from there? Does it do the same thing and it's down to just preference? Or does it do something differently?
 

Answer:What's the difference between boot from CD and just my computer?

They boot different environments. Booting from your PC loads whatever OS you have installed and all the settings and apps you have. Booting from the CD/DVD brings up whatever environment is on the disk. Even if it's the same OS, it'll have different settings then what you have installed on your system. Accessing the disk from your computer only gets you access to the files on the disk, not the environment.
 

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NTFS
Default files system in windows xp, 2k and NT.
Support for Drives over 40GB to 2TB Files over GB.
Allows extended file names, foreign characters.
Has a severely crippled maintenance system in chkdsk.
Chkdsk is notoriously slow.
Increased security with file encryption
Faster on drives less than 40GB.
Smaller file clusters, 4kb.
Compression to reduce disk space.
User permissions for files and folder.
File copies are ?undone? if interrupted cluster is cleaned.
Small files are kept in Master file Table at beginning of the drive. FAT16/32
Fat 16 not compatible with xp,Fat is more compatible with other operating system (windows 95,etc)
Support for Drive over 32MB to 2TB
FAT 16 has 8.3 character limitation
Has better more and interactive recovery utilities
Scandisk is very quickly
Just a space for the OS to read files
Faster on drives less than 10GB
Fat 16 cluster size is 32kb
No compressionSame as NTFS
Cluster chains containing data from interrupted copies are marked as damaged
Master File table are separate from files. Source.

Answer:Difference between NTFS and FAT16/32 file systems

wow .. some of the points ware not known to me....
Thans for sharing Rakesh.

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Hi

I noticed that an encrypted esd file of Windows 10 always has the "Windows Setup Media", "Microsoft Windows PE" and "Microsoft Windows Setup" volume images.

What are these volume images? What are their differences?

Thanks

Bye

Answer:Difference along the three volume images in an encrypted esd file

extract them to see the contents..
ms setup tools
ms boot files
ms setup

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Hi:

The same file in Eudora is always assigned a much much higher number of bytes than Windows says it is. Why is there such a big difference?

wumply
 

Answer:Difference in sizes of a given file as seen by Windows and Eudora

Just a guess but endura is probably reformating the file to what ever encoding it uses to send the file
 

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This may not be specifically a WXP question but didn't know where else to ask. Why is it when you receive an email file attachment it may say 754 kb (just making up a number) *** the size of the attachment but when you click to open the file it now become a larger megabyte file?
 

Answer:Solved: Why The Difference In Executable File Sizes?

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Say I have a 1 GB video file in wmv, and the same file is in MP4, is there a difference is video quality?

Also, say the same file is now 1.2GB in WMV format, but only 1 GB in MP4 format, should the 1.2GB WMV be at a higher quality than the 1 GB, MP4 format of the same file? Because I'm viewing them side by side, and I can't tell a difference.
 

Answer:For same file size of WMV vs. MP4, is there a video quality difference?

no.

depends on the encoding settings.
 

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Hi,

I formatted my U840-10M, and didn't touch in any partition apart from C:\ .

However, after all drivers installed I'm still not able to open intel rapid storage software to configure it, because right after installing it, it doesn't appear in programs or any place else.

I believe raid setup isn't enable anymore duo to the format.

How can i setup again my raid (or intel rapid storage) ?

thanks

Answer:Satellite U840-10: Cannot setup Intel IRST after clean Win 7 installation

Hi

The [Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver|http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_driver_details.jsp?service=EU&selCategory =2&selFamily=2&selSeries=198&selProduct=7520&selSh ortMod=null&language=13&selOS=30&selType=all&yearu pload=&monthupload=&dayupload=&useDate=null&mode=a llMachines&search=&action=search&macId=&country=al l&selectedLanguage=13&type=all&page=4&ID=83170&OSI D=30&driverLanguage=42] as well the [Intel Rapid Start Technology Software|http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_driver_details.jsp?service=EU&selCategory =2&selFamily=2&selSeries=198&selProduct=7520&selSh ortMod=null&language=13&selOS=30&selType=all&yearu pload=&monthupload=&dayupload=&useDate=null&mode=a llMachines&search=&action=search&macId=&country=al l&selectedLanguage=13&type=all&page=4&ID=83169&OSI D=30&driverLanguage=42] can be downloaded from the Toshiba EU driver page.

But I?m interesting how did you install the Win 7?
Did you enable the AHCI mode in BIOS and did you add the [RAID drive|http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_driver_details.jsp?service=EU&selCategory =2&selFamily=2&selSeries=198&selProduct=7520&selSh ortMod=null&language=13&selOS=30&selType=all&yearu pload=&monthupload=&dayupload=&useDate=null&mode=a llMachi... Read more

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Hi community,
i have a old ide motherboard with a sata hdd connected onto it with a convertor and have tried to do a clean installation windows 7 ultimate RTM on it. Except heres the problem. When it comes up to the "Installing Updates" stage nothing happens. It just stays like that untill 2 hrs later it says that the installtion media could not be acessed. I have tried restarting the setup but it still doesnt work
Please HELP!

Specs:

M/B:ASUS P4XPX
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.66Ghz
HDD: Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 SATA

Answer:Windows 7 Clean Setup stuck on Installing Updates step

First use the MS site Upgrade Advisor, make sure that there are not any known conflicts. If that comes up negative, back up your hard drive (make an image). Boot up from the DVD not your OS. When you get to the screen that asks if you want custom or upgrade, hit upgrade, chose advanced, then format. It should work.
If you have an upgrade disc, do not put your key number in until the process is completed and you have tried it for a while. Win or lose let us know what happens.

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Ok I just bought a used Dell laptop with win7 Home 64 & from my understanding the boot disk is actually now on a partition?

How do I access this partition in order to completely format the computer & reinstall a nice clean setup?

Thanks.

Answer:Bought used Dell laptop, how to re-install windows for a clean setup?

Sounds like you want to do this,

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Hi!

I think I'm going out of my mind here, the HDD on my brothers laptop gave up yesterday, today we bought a new HDD and installed it. DVD didn't work, created a USB install stick with Windows 7 Home Premium x64 on, the same as the factory OS and tried to install, got the error in title which I'm fairly used to but this time I cannot figure out how to solve it.

When I browse for drivers during install I'm able to see the HDD there, and in BIOS.

Machine:
Model: Asus X53SD-SX417
Chipset: Mobile Intel? HM65 Express Chipset (Intel? 6, C200 Series)
HDD: WD Blue, WD5000LP
Year of production: 2011

What I have tried:
Checked the new HDD in my own machine, works fine, no issues.
Switching between IDE and AHCI in BIOS.
Resetting CMOS
Downloaded drivers (AHCI, RAID) and installing them during installation
Even tried not to chose any other language then default

I'm in a real bind here and I really want to help my brother, please help!

Answer:Win7: Missing drivers during clean setup (Asus X53S) tried everything!

Hello and welcome Tenpenny now you say you made a stick to install the OS - just where did you get the OS ISO from??

Now I am assuming you did not use it so was it this Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

if not read through and try. You have to remember it must be the same as the original version ie Home Premium 64 bit and one from the listings that does NOT have an "N" in the version description.

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So, here. I just reformatted my pc and installed windows xp pro successfully. Then, I tried to upgrade it with my windows service pack 3. On the setup (after it copied all the installation files and everything):At Installing Devices Part:C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe - Cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access this item.At Registering Components Part:Same errors, different files - RUNDLL32, rundll32, regsrv32 (too much of them, so i pressed enter until all the errors stopped popping.)After that, it can't run msiexec (i think) so it didn't continue with the installation of tuneup utilities.~Now, I can't access everything in the control panel, my desktop properties, command prompt, run (nah. i can't execute some apps anyway), system restore, regedit. EVERYTHING. i mean, at least i can still use internet explorer. And the manage thingy after right clicking my computer.> I was even admin when installing the pack. Now I have to format this thing again so I can use this properly. Yet, with the default windows xp pro OS, IE keeps crashing so i can't dl the service packs from microsoft.So, I managed to get the event log for the setup:Event Type: ErrorEvent Source: SetupEvent Category: NoneEvent ID: 60055Date: 5/13/2009Time: 11:18:21 PMUser: N/AComputer: STRONGHOLDDescription:Windows Setup encountered non-fatal errors during installation. Please check the setuperr.log found in ... Read more

Answer:Errors in setup when upgrading to service pack3 after clean install

Does the XP Pro disk you used have at least Service Pack 1 [SP1] ?

The original XP disks had no service packs & you have to have SP1 or SP1a installed before you can install SP3.

If you have an original disk, with no service packs, install XP then go to Windows Update & install SP1a.
Then install SP3 .

BTW, when you install delete the existing partition & format the disk to NTFS .

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Hi

In the Windows 10 DVD, there is a file called boot.wim which has two volume images almost equal named "Microsoft Windows PE" and "Microsoft Windows Setup".

I want to know what is their difference?

Thanks

Bye

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Have noticed over the last few weeks my boot times increasing, so much so that sometimes the system tray icons such as "network" and "battery" etc time out and don't appear. Tried doing a defrag of the boot files via a command prompt defrag C:\ -b What a difference ! Seems to have knocked around 30% of the boot time. Try it.

Answer:Defragmenting Boot files. What a difference !!

and it's worth adding that to do this you must run the command as an administrator. Right-click the command prompt icon in All Programs/accessories, and select 'Run as administrator'

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Hi
Is safe mode and safe boot the same thing in XP?
If you go to msconfig and go to boot.ini safe boot in listed will that run safe mode??

Thanks Airdale
 

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Hi folks,

I was trying to uninstall a print driver for a network printer for one of my users (Windows 7), and I ran into that issue where it tells you that it can't remove the drivers because they are still in use (this after stopped and restarting the spooler, rebooting, etc.). So I was looking at the "File Repository" for this print driver (C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\hpcu115u.inf_amd64_neutral_4a9d334b04ff58b2), and it has the same files as another folder that is pointed to under the "Driver" tab in the Print Server Properties dialogue (C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\x64\3). My questions are the following:

1. What is the purpose of the File Repository folder as compared to the driver folder as listed above?

2. If I am unable to remove the print drivers through Print Management (using admin rights), should I manually delete the corresponding File Repository folder, should I delete the files in the corresponding folder as listed above (C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\x64\3), neither, or both?

3. Why in the world does it give that message, even after having deleted that printer? Is it a matter of other users on that machine being mapped to that same network printer, or what?

Thanks for your help!
James T.

Answer:Difference Between File Repository and Actual Driver Folder?

Anyone?

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Is naming a file/folder in capital or small letters making a differences?
What would it affect / bad effects if I use capital for file/folder names?

Are accessing all these path the same?
E:\data\recipe\chicken.txt
E:\data\recipe\CHICKEN.txt
E:\data\RECIPE\chicken.txt
E:\data\RECIPE\CHICKEN.txt
E:\DATA\recipe\chicken.txt
E:\data\recipe\Chicken.txt

I want to use capital letters for some files/folder names because it would make it stand out more among many folders, and I use capital for files/folders that are more important and frequently accessed.

If I name a folder/file as E:\data\RECIPE\CHICKEN.txt , when I access E:\data\recipe\chicken.txt , would it open the same file CHICKEN.txt ?

Thanks

Answer:What is the difference of using Capital vs Small letters in file names

I don't know about your PC, but on mine I cannot make a folder named RECIPE if I already have one named Recipe or recipe in the same parent directory. The same rule applies to file names.

Can you?

On my PC, all 6 of those recipe folders would be identical and I could only make one of them. I'd get a message about "do you want to merge with the other folder of the same name" if I tried.

There may be some cute way around it, but I don't know what it would be.

I've sometimes used an underscore _ to help with ordering files and folders in a certain way.

I can't recall the last time case made a difference in anything I do other than passwords, which at times are case-sensitive.

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Greetings,

I have a network share setup b/w a Vista Ultimate x32 and XP machines. Using the XP machine, I open the Vista hosted share but found some files "missing", ie. even though they physically exist in the Vista machine, I simply cannot see them from XP.

Turns out that these files are missing the EVERYONE in the File Permissions (right click file, properties, security).

These are files downloaded using Firefox, and whether they are JPG, AVI, TXT, DOC, XLS they are all missing the EVERYONE permission.

If I download the same files using Internet Explorer, the files get created with the EVERYONE permission.

My current workarounds ... which none are desirable are this:

- Use Internet Explorer

- Add EVERYONE permission for each file manually (you have to do this one by one, can't select multiple files and perform bulk operation)

- Use CMD line utilities like takeown and icacls

Note this is a secure home network, and while file sharing using EVEYRONE isn't the safest way to do this, I can finetune this later. The key problem at hand is what I've described above.

Appreciate any suggestions I'd be happy just to be able to get FireFox create files with the full permissions, same way IE does.

Thanks, Excalibur

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Have to format the c drive on my laptop due to problems with Windows and I want to save all my documents, movies, pictures etc to the external hard drive. Is it best to to a backup or to use the Windows Easy File Transfer option and is there a difference between them? Thanks, Janice

Answer:Whats the difference between a backup or easy file transfer?

Hello Janice,

Since you are just wanting to backup those files, I would recommend to just manually copy and paste the folders that the files are in to the external HDD. It will be a lot more reliable, and just as easy to copy the files from the external HDD back into the new installation.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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it just keeps saying that over n over ! or locate an existing system partition . and its says disk 0 partition 1 232.6 b right on the list , man . please help me get windows on my computer , it wont do anythingobviously without a os and I dont know anything about this stuff
 

Answer:setup is unable to create new system partition - windows 7 clean install

There should be an option on the bottom that allows you to delete that partition. Once it is deleted it will be seen as unallocated space and you should be able to install Win 7 on it.
 

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Got new parts for PC upgrade. All parts new (including cables) but recycled HDD and DVD/CD-ROM.

All bits connected and powered up last night in about 10 mins. Put Windows XP CD in, went into setup/ reformat process then PC needed rebooting to continue with Windows setup. Fine.... or so I thought.

Then uhoh... rebooted, went into "Please press any key to boot from CD".

IF pressed any key, went through the whole reformat, copy setup files etc. ELSE, just hangs on that screenie. No error messages or anything!

Seems to me like it's gone into a loop, and not running the Windows set-up files copied into the HDD.

Other unusual thing I've noticed was that it takes a while (about 3++ mins) to progress from the "Setup is checking your system configuration" statement -> blank screen -> Windows set-up/ reformat.

Don't remember having faced with this problem before. Am thinking is it the HDD (about 5 yrs old), etc? Don't believe it's the connection as I have checked, unplugged and replugged the cables inside and after all, it recognises the HDD and DVD/CD-ROM in BIOS.

Any thoughts?
 

Answer:Clean install doesn't start Windows setup after copying the files!

Welcome to TSG

maybe the key is the '10 minutes' part of your story

take your time to make sure all ribbon cable connectors, add on cards and memory modules are seated properly ... and load the BIOS defaults.
 

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Hi,


I've tried suggestions around this forum but everyone had a different reason to why it came to this error so i'm trying to explain how i got to this error because this is really stressing me out.

I'm having problems with my windows 7 ultimate x64 install on a toshiba satiellite laptop..My laptop was restarted right when I was in the last stages of Completing installation and now I'm stuck in a loop "starting setup services" and then after there is another error saying " The computer restarted unexpectedly........installation cannot proceed...... click OK and the restart the installation".

At this point I press shift + f10 to open command prompt and try diskpart because I had to do the same thing on the laptop I'm on now. It worked on this one (an HP). But on the toshiba I get to "list disk" and well there is ONLY Disk 0. I "select disk 0" and it says it's selected and I type "clean"/"clean all" but I have an error "virtualdisk service error: clean is not allowed on the disk containing the current boot....etc".

-i cant do clean install/format that i need to do or is there another way besides diskpart?

-my windows disk is one i created from an iso. it's not burned into the DVD RW (could this be the problem?) i read somewhere that to install win 7 on a toshiba it must be burned.

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Answer:Clean install win 7 x64. Starting setup services loop/DiskPart error.

The problem is you're not booting the installer to do the Clean command. Follow these steps which overcome almost all install failures and will set you up for the perfect install shown in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. (If an EFI BIOS you'll need to decide if you want UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS. If UEFI follow these special steps for Install, otherwise enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module to proceed with normal install.) Set DVD drive first to boot, HD second, set SATA controller to AHCI, Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into Windows 7 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, or enter System Recovery Options to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
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 da... Read more

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Hey guys, im kinda confused how these 2 differentiate. I know that programs use temp files to load faster and sometimes refuse to delete on computer shutdown so its not my problem there.

My problem is what is the difference between temp files and temporary internet files? Is temporary internet files only for Internet explorer or is it for all web browsers?

Do other web browsers such as firefox use temp files? (I don't want to delete cookies histories, favorites, tabs etc) I ask because I have a 10GB temp folder.

My other 2 concerns are windows update cleanup and system error crash dump. Is it safe to remove those via disk cleanup or should I use another program? (ive heard some people say that even after selecting their options certain files/folders still remain

Answer:Disk cleanup, difference between temp file options + concerns

Temp files are temporary files that are used for programs that are loaded on your computer.

Temp Internet files are files used by Internet Browsers & are kept separate from the computer temp files. All browsers as far as I know use temp internet files.

Widows Disc Clean up can be used for cleaning up Windows Updates & Error Crash Dump files & it usually does a good job. I use about once a week if the file build up is large, but I always leave all the recent Windows Updates for a week or so before doing a clean up. I also get rid of the Crash Dump ones as well at the same time.

If you just run Win Disc Clean up it does not clean up Windows Updates or the Crash Dump ones, but it will show the temp & internet temp files that can be cleaned up if you wish. To clean these up you can use Run as Administrator to start it & it will list the Win Update & Crash Dump files that will be cleaned up.

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 The initial BIOS screen appears, then eventually powers off. F2 to enter setup or F12 to select boot device also don't work. I did a couple of impatient hard power offs and now behaviour is as described - effectively bricked. Grateful for any and all suggestions! I tried booting off a live CD, but unsurprisingly, that didn't work either. When I select F2 or F12, a message appears saying entering Setup or device selection, but nothing happens, then power off after a few more seconds. 

Answer:G470 BIOS won't boot; won't enter setup or boot device selection (F2, F12); powers off

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
We are really sorry to hear about the issue you are facing,  
Please try disconnecting all cable from the unit , Now press the power button for 30-40 sec then release , perform this action 4 -5 times , now connect AC adaptor  to check  by powering on and booting the system. If system is working fine, try entering the Bios, if you are successful press F9 to load Bios defaults   & press F10 to save and exit
 
 
In case issue remains same please contact local Lenovo support to have system verified
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_IN/feedback/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-76613
 
 
Do give this a try and let us know  
 
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!
 
 
 
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Hello, can anybody help me please?
When I start or reboot my Toshiba Satellite SM30-106 Laptop I get a System Error RESOURCE CONFLICT Do You want to run Setup?

I have 2 options [Run Setup] or [Boot]
If I run [setup] I go to the Blue Bios setup but cannot see anything that may be causing this error!
If I select [Boot} the system boots as normal.
How can I get my Laptop to start normally?
I have not swapped or added any hardware. I have run the Toshiba Recovery CD, no luck.
regards

Richard, London SE6

Answer:Satellite M30-106: System Error on Boot: Resource Conflict Run setup or boot?

Is there an option to load BIOS defaults on your Laptop? If yes, try it.

Can't think right now of what might cause this error unless you have recently
had a new device that is STILL attached to one USB port (USB drive, Printer, a.s.o.)

Regards

electrochain


Update:
I got a profanity error when trying to post this. I found which word caused it: USB "P E N" Drive so I replaced it with USB drive

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I have had to reinstall both Windows XP and Windows 7 recently, and was pretty angry to discover that both the partition images I had made via Windows native backup facility and my Acronis images, when it came to the time when I needed them, failed me - both declared corrupt or incorrect! Taken me two days to reinstall everything - and I haven't finished yet. Luckily I am on holiday!

So I am trying Macrium Reflect (Free). My question is probably a daft one, but is there any advantage (with Macrium installed on both O/Ss) to making an image of the XP boot partition when I am in Win 7, and the Win 7 partition when I am in XP? Or would it make no difference at all?

I guess I'd only be able to restore the backups when booted into the O/S in which they were created...

Thanks,

Martin

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Hi,What is the difference between the two?? Sorry if this is a stupid question lol Can I still back up from previous state using rescue and recovery if i do not have the Q partition?? b/c i do not think I will ever bring this laptop to the factory state again.

Answer:Difference between the Q partition recoverable Boot and the Rescue and Recovery??

The Q partition is where lenovo puts the files needed to build the factory recovery DVDs.  You cannot actually boot to this partition, and this partition has nothing to do with rescue & recovery.  You can safely delete the Q partition if you have already built the recovery DVDs or if you're sure that you won't ever need them in the future.  Obviously lenovo encourages you to build the recovery DVDs just in case, you never know when you might need them in the future!

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I wanted to do a dual boot up for win98se and w2k. Found instructions online to do it and when it came time to setup the partition for w2k I could not make another partition for w2k. So , I ended up putting on the same partition as win98se. When I boot up I do the the choice of which os to boot to, and have no problem getting into win98se or w2k. But, shouldn' win98se and w2k be in separate partitions?? If so, then how to I do that now?? Do I have to stasrt from scratch??
 

Answer:Setup dual boot, but both os ended up on same partition?? Still get choice at boot up

Re: Setup dual boot, but both os ended up on same partition?? Still get choice at boo

As far as I know Win2k is unique in that it will allow a second version of Windows on the same partition. I think you're good just like it is.
 

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Hi there,

I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop running Win XP Home Edition SP2. Few days ago when I tried to run my laptop I suddenly out of nowhere got the error message "no boot device available strike f1 to retry boot f2 for setup utility". I believe my hard drive has died. I did some research online and have read several articles about this problem. At this stage I am only concered about recovering data from my hard drive. My hard drive is 100Gb with 2 partitions 50Gb each. Most of my data is on the 2nd partion. Reading few articles online, I have tried to run the recovery disk which came along with my laptop. While trying to use the repair option, it says that the disk is unpartioned and gives an option to format and create partion. I do not want to do this yet as all my data will be lost. I have also tried to fixbr and fixmbr, but I am still not able to boot my laptop.

I have now acquired 2.5" HDD USB Enclosure or caddy and 2.5" to 3.5" converter adapter. I tried to connect my Hard drive to the caddy and connected it to my PC. My PC is able to detect the hard drive but does not show any drive icon in "My Computer". In Disk Management hard drive is showing unallocated. I borrowed another hard drive (20Gb) from a friend and connected it to my PC via caddy and same thing happens, this hard drive also appears as unallocated.

I read the following article (see link below), now this could be because of the partition type FAT32 or NTFS. I am ... Read more

Answer:no boot device available strike f1 to retry boot f2 for setup utility

allocate the hard drive right click where it says unallocated and allocate that should work .
 

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Guys..!!! i was trying installing xp sp3 in xp..!!! got a fatal error (Boot Manager not found) which left me a dual boot menu, ie

"Which os u want to run
Xp professional
Xp professional setup "

now i installed win 7, thnx to a software named "EASYBCD" got rid of XP but still it shows dual boot..!!

now

Windows7
Xp professional Setup

how to get ride of this setup frm boot
can any1 help me...????

i havn't isntalled the os in different drives..!! everthing was i C drive
eventhought i deleted the windows.old folder..!! which contained the xp files.

How to get rid of this Xp professional setup frm the boot guys..??

Answer:Dual Boot ( Xp professional Setup with Win7 ) in boot menu

Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map with listings, using Snipping Tool ni STart Menu.

Do you remember which partition you tried to install XP upon? Normally you would just delete that partition in Disk Management, providing it is not already System Active. So let us see the Disk Mgmt screenshot, and tell us what is on each partition.

EasyBCD does not get rid of the partial XP install you have on there, just the boot listing. You still need to find and delete it from where it was installed.

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After 2 wipe and re-installs vista still will not boot to normal mode. I just am so lost on what the problem could be, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:After 2 Clean re-installs vista still won boot to normal mode but will boot to safe M

at what point exactly does the pc fail to boot? loading bars? does it bluescreen? reboot? we need much more info to help

there is a way to turn off the loading bars so we can see whats going on behind if thats the case , then you can let us know exactly whats written on screen when it [email protected] out this may help us determine which driver is loading and causing the crash

click start / all programs / then acessories and select run

type msconfig and hit return

click the BOOT tab

check the "os boot information" box

check "make all boot setting permanant" hit apply then ok

obviously you can do this in safe mode

then boot into windows and watch , take a pic if you have too

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due to warranty and replacement issues, I was forced to choose a U530 model from the Lenovo Canada website.lenovo Canada only has the 1366x768 models, or so it says on the specs website.  Even on the GT720m U530 models are limited to 1366x768.are they using gimped LED/display hardware?  could this be an error on the website? (hope so).I can't seem to get anyone at Lenovo support (all from US) to verify this.The US site has one model with 1366 and the rest 1080. All online reviews of the U530 say how amazing and bright the colours are.  The specs on those sites show the resolution at 1080x1980.  I have yet to see a review of the U530 using the gimped 1366x768 display.

Answer:difference between U530 1366x768 and 1080x1920 resolution variants? what is the hardware difference?

If  those 2 are the same screens as used in Y580, then there's a huge difference in quality. The WXGA screen in Y580, despite being brighter, has uneven backlight, high black levels and poor colour palette.

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My G570 recently had a few problems. First everytime it boots it gives me he options to launch startup repair or start windows normally. The latter just crashes and takes me back to the initial options and the former just shows a blue screen with a cursor and stays like that for hours.After looking around the internet I tried downloading a win7 iso and it would successful boot but then after I click install it just hangs on Setup Is Starting for hours. I tried taking the Lenovo HDD out and then when it asked to browse for drivers, I would put the harddrive back in but it would then hang again attempting to read it. I tried booting the iso on another laptop and it worked fine, showing me the options of where I would like to install it etc.I have been able to read my files from my HDD and they are all backed up so it's not that its not readable I don't think.Anyone had any similar problems? Would formatting my HDD help at all? Is requesting a recovery disk from lenovo my only option?Thanks.

Answer:G570 Startup Repair Loop and Win7 Clean Install stuck on Setup is Starting

Hi ZakASenior,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that your G570 Laptop is booting to screen where ?Launch startup repair & Start windows normally? option is displayed and also the OS (Operating System) is not getting installed. Performing the clean install in the HDD should resolve the issue, but performing this will erase the pre-installed OS in the computer. Hence I would Strongly Suggest Calling Technical Support for Assistance. Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
 
Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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So I am trying to install W7 from an external DVD drive but I am not able toa) Access the boot menu: Immediately after I power on the notebook, the computer boots into Win 8. There is no message displayed "Press enter to interrup booting" (or similar), but the loading-throbbler is shown directly. Other keys don't work either (F1, DEL, F12,...)b) Boot from DVDc) Access the "ThinkVantage Setup": The manual says I have to enter ThinkVantage Setup and select to install Win 7 there, but I can't find such tool on the computer.

Answer:Cannot access boot menu/ThinkVantage setup/boot from DVD

This is from memory, hopefully it's close:
 
Within Win 8, bring up the charms bar.   Then Settings.  At the bottom is "Change PC Settings" it looks like a title, but it is a link.  Click it.  Select "General" on the left.  Then scroll down the right panel to "Advanced Startup"  select "Restart Now".
 
Here's where  my memory is a little hazy: either "continue" or "turn off your PC".  On restart you should be able to hit ENTER (or whatever key it is on your machine) to get to BIOS.
 
You may need to disable Secure Boot and change the boot mode to Legacy or UEFI + Legacy to boot your DVD.
 
My understanding is that since Win 8 actually hibernates instead of doing a full shutdown as the default, access to BIOS and boot options is disabled.  It's necessary to force a full shutdown before BIOS and boot options can be safely accessed.
 
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