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z580 no longer straight booting to Windows

Question: z580 no longer straight booting to Windows

Hi all, As of recent, my z580 no longer boots into the OS rather than displaying a Boot Menu from which to pick which device to use to boot from. LAN Boot is 'prioritized' in this although in BIOS my primary boot device remains the HDD. The OS is the OEM Windows 8 it came with. I'm not aware of a BIOS upgrade for this system and the BIOS is the version it came with. All other drivers are updated. I could not find an option to disable the boot menu. Could anyone advise me how to get rid of it until I want it? Thanks in advance.

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Preferred Solution: z580 no longer straight booting to Windows

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So, I have a gateway computer from 2006. The model is GATEWAY GT5432 and it came with Windows Vista. So around 2010 I decided to bring it to a computer shop and get it upgraded to Windows 7. After using it for 5 years with no problem I decided to upgrade to Windows 10 I didn't see the download in the taskbar so I created it using cmd from using inputs on another site. My problem is when I upgraded, it turns out my version of Windows was cracked. I have an installation disk but when I restart my PC it restarts straight into Windows and dosnt let me enter BIOS. I really don't understand it. I really need some help. Thanks!

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Hello Lenovo community... I have a Z580 ideapad that I bought around a month ago, I can enter the boot menu from the Bios boot button (next to the power button), however when I select a USB drive with an Ubuntu Bootable Image on, it ignores my selection and instead boots into Windows 8. Changing the order in the BIOS to boot from USB first has the same result. If relevant, Ubuntu version is 10.04 and boots fine from USB on my netbook. Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks, Seb













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Answer:Z580 ignores USB and boots straight to Win8

Hie , Try with F12 at the start up screen.It would pull a temporary start up screen and then select your pen drive there.If it stil doesnt work you need to verfiy if its really a bootable image.





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Hello everyone, i must commend this forum 'cos it has been very useful even as an intern in an IT firm i have been able to learn alot in the past few weeks courtesy of u guys. My ACER AspireOne keeps boots straight to BIOS everytime, i have checked for sticky keys(there was none), i even set it to boot from HDD(it still does the same thing). Been on this for quite sometime now. Plz can anybody help me? Really stuck here. thanks.

Answer:My Laptop keeps booting straight to BIOS

Run a few Startup Repairs to see if it finds anything.

Check for the a newer BIOS update. If none reset the BIOS to defaults, taking note first of SATA controller setting which optimally should be AHCI.

If this is the factory install then that's the worst possible install of Win7 one can have. I'd strongly consider doing what most tech enthusiasts do and Clean Reinstall Windows 7.

At the minimum I'd Clean Up Factory Bloatware.

If those don't help then work through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.

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My PC needed some work doing on it at my local shop, when it came back it booted up to a log on screen.

Can anyone please advise how I can boot straight to the Desktop screen? I've looked at lots of suggestions but none seem to fit the problem.

Mike
 

Answer:Solved: Booting straight to the Desktop

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Hello forum, I've upgraded from w7 to w10 this morning and there's something I'm not very sure about.

I've done a clean install from a usb drive and everything works fine, but a new option has appeared on my boot sequence called "windows boot manager" and it's the only one that allows the os to be launched.

If I select my main drive as first boot device I get a 0xc000000f boot selection failed error. I googled around a bit and tried the command prompt in the installation repair menu to find out that bootrec /scanos doesn't detect any windows installations (this w10 is the only operating system on my machine).

Not sure whether this is normal or not, sometimes boot feels a bit slower but that might just be updates, configuration and similar stuff since it's a fresh install. Should I be worried or let it go as long as it works?
Thanks a bunch

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Background Information: Was upgrading to windows 10, encountered an error that lead me to believe my boot sector didn't have enough free memory to complete the upgrade. I downloaded minitool and 'extended' the boot sector from 100mb to 450 MB. Restarted and have been unable to boot back into windows since.

What I have already tried: I put in a windows repair disk and booted from that into system recovery options. I have run startup repair 3 times, restating after each attempt. Did not solve anything, although now when I boot without the repair disk I get past the bios and immediately into a startup repair session. "Windows could not identify the problem", it says after a couple seconds and shut down.

I have also booted into safe mode w/command prompt, ran the commands: >bootrrec /fixmbr >bootrec /fixboot
>bootrec /rebuildbcd . This did not help.

Afterwards I tried making the MBR partition inactive and making the main partition active, and ran startup repair (3 times, restarting after each time) so that it might create the boot files on my main partition, this did not work either.

I should also mention that at one point I had Ubuntu installed on this computer but later removed it, also the drive windows 7 is installed on is an SSD with data that was migrated over from a standard hard drive using Samsung's provided software(Samsung magician i think??).

I don't have a backup disk, and can't restore to any restore points from... Read more

Answer:Messed with Windows 7 MBR, No longer booting Up

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Background Information: Was upgrading to windows 10, encountered an error that lead me to believe my boot sector didn't have enough free memory to complete the upgrade. I downloaded minitool and 'extended' the boot sector from 100mb to 450 MB. Restarted and have been unable to boot back into windows since.
What I have already tried: I put in a windows repair disk and booted from that into system recovery options. I have run startup repair 3 times, restating after each attempt. Did not solve anything, although now when I boot without the repair disk I get past the bios and immediately into a startup repair session. "Windows could not identify the problem", it says after a couple seconds and shut down.
I have also booted into safe mode w/command prompt, ran the commands: >bootrrec /fixmbr    >bootrec /fixboot   
>bootrec /rebuildbcd . This did not help.
Afterwards I tried making the MBR partition inactive and making the main partition active, and ran startup repair (3 times, restarting after each time)  so that it might create the boot files on my main partition, this did not work either.
I should also mention that at one point I had Ubuntu installed on this computer but later removed it, also the drive windows 7 is installed on is an SSD with data that was migrated over from a standard hard drive using Samsung's provided software(Samsung magician i think??).
I don't have a backup disk, and can't restore to any restore points from the repa... Read more

Answer:Messed with Windows 7 MBR, No longer booting Up

I think the first priority is to get your key. Boot a live linux cd and copy the Software hive from Windows/System32/config   to a USB flash drive. On another computer download Produkey. Run Produkey and in the Menu Bar select File > Select Source. Check "Load the Product Keys from external Software Registry Hive". Click the browse button and select the Software Hive on your USB flash drive. You should now have the Windows 7 product key.

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For some reason my laptop woudn't load up last night and so I hit the power button to turn it off, when I turned it back on again, I was giving a number of options and one of the options was to restore the system because it wouldn't load up. I clicked this option and when windows 8.1 loaded up it displayed that I had no audio devices installed. This happened to me last week and I was fortunate enough to be able to restore my system to an earlier date (this was the last thing I did, tried installing drivers which did not work at all) but when I tried to do the same last night, I was told there was no saved restore points and so I'm currently stuck with no sound. Could someone please help me out? I need my laptop on a daily basis as I'm doing a Computer Science course and I also need to release updates for my Android app which I recently released worldwide so I can't really afford to send my laptop away to be fixed (hopefully that wont be needed) and I've got a lot of valuable data on my laptop so I can't afford to completely reinstall Windows 8.1 (checked if that was possible and it said that I was missing files, so I can't do that either) Thanks Mark

Answer:Z580 audio no longer working

hi MOS182,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Can you try the Following:
 
-Perform a power Drain
 
-Boot inside BIOS and Press F9 to load defaults and F10 to save and Exit.
 
-Uninstall the Audio driver under Device Manager / Place a check under "Delete driver software for this device"
And try installing this driver
 Realtek Audio Driver  
 
 
Check if plugging in earphones will show any changes,
 
Let me know your findings
Cheers!





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Yesterday I was surfing the web when my router started kicking me the wireless network sporadicly. After I restarted my laptop, I tried to get online via wireless. Windows 7 was telling me the wireless card on the laptop was disabled via the switch and/or fuction keys. I verified both were ON and windows setup was still unable to fix the problem. Next, I restarted again and tried booting up to another user. The laptop then froze during the boot process. Some of the icons on my desktop had ascii names (not all of them). I then held the power on the computer and restarted it and now it is not booting up. It freezes before I even get the Windows 7 loading screen.

Here's what I've gathered so far:

-BIOS still recognizes my HDD as a Seagate 500gb
-I booted from a USB stick into a windows 7 recovery. It's asking me for divers to my HDD and refuses to recognize it.

And to make things more difficult, my recovery partition is no more and I don't have a manufacturers recovery dvd. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:ASUS Laptop no longer booting into Windows 7.

Hello when booting up your PC tap the F8 key to go to 'Advanced boot options' then select Last Known Good Configuration.

Regards,
George

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After doing a complete reinstall of Windows 7 on my Crucial M4 SSD, I'm noticing it takes considerably longer to boot into Windows than it used to on my previous install. I suspect there could be a lot of potential causes for this, but I'm not sure where to even start. Any suggestions?

Answer:Booting taking considerably longer after reinstalling Windows 7 on SSD

  
Quote: Originally Posted by cblackstar7


After doing a complete reinstall of Windows 7 on my Crucial M4 SSD, I'm noticing it takes considerably longer to boot into Windows than it used to on my previous install. I suspect there could be a lot of potential causes for this, but I'm not sure where to even start. Any suggestions?


"considerably longer" is ambiguous; how long does it take to boot? In my experience, if the answer is between one to four minutes it's acceptable, but that's just me.

Also, as you probably know, boot time is not relevant to performance.

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Afternoon..Please..For the Love of Anything or Anyone you love...Please try to help me with some Genuine Information ...I refuse to believe my 500g Sata Hard drive that has over 400gs of file and information, is all now magically a paper weight. No Physical damage has happened to the Drive at all. This is the Issue:


Originally Half of the Drive was Encrypted with True Crypt and the other Half was the System Drive((C drive 50g)) and a "general" Drive/ ((175gigs)). The Problem started when some odd way it seems My Encrypted drive become corrupted to the point it would no longer easily mount. It would take 4~5Min's to mount as opposed to the normal 4~5 seconds. What happens when it did mount, The Drive was not working correctly. I couldn't access my files on that drive at all. Not only that, While it seemed like it did Mount the True Crypt Drive, my entire CPU became Non responsive. I couldn't do anything. I was unable to click on anything on the desktop, bring up task manager or even ctrl+alt+del to log off or anything. It was like it was frozen but I was only able to move the mouse...I waited a while((15~20Min's)) and went to restart the CPU by holding the power button.


Now When ever I try to load or boot from that Hard drive...Nothing Happens....It hangs at the "starting Windows" screen. I have windows 7-64bit ultimate. I tried to load from the Win 7 disk, and it hangs at a blank Screen. When I tried to use the repair feature of the Win Xp service... Read more

Answer:HDD no Longer Booting-Hangs for over 2 hours-Stuck on Starting Windows

May I ask why you are using XP to attempt repairing Win7?

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals, Boot into Repair console on second screen of Win7 installation DVD or Repair CD, accept any offered Repair. System Repair Disc - Create
Repair CD - System Repair Disk

If it doesn't start Win7, boot back in, click through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times to see if it will start. Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

If this fails, make sure Win7 partition or it's 100mb System Reserved boot partition are marked Active, then run the Repairs again: Partition - Mark as Active

All commands and fixes are automated in Win7 Startup Repair but you can run Disk Check separately from the Recovery Tools list Command Line if you want.

If not, you can copy out your files using DVD/CD using this method: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

Then wipe the HD to clean reinstall following these tips to get a perfect install based on hundreds done here: re-install windows 7

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Hi, I bought my Z580 about 4 months ago, everything was working fine until last night where I turned on my laptop and it wasn't booting. All I was getting was a black screen. After waiting for 5-10 mins, I decided to force shutdown and restart, but it did not solve the problem. After many attempts, somehow I got it to bootup again. Then this morning, I was able to turn on the first try without any problems, I decided to test if it was really fixed or just a lucky fluke so I turned it off and restarted it, but this time the problem returned. However I was able to restart it succesfully after a few trys. I have been looking on this forum and other sites but none of the threads came up with a solution. I was able to find about 5 users that had similar problems to me and I wonder what is the reason behind this and are there any possible workarounds/fixes.  Specs:Intel i5-3210M6GB RAM1TB HDIntel HD 4000Windows 8 64 bIt  

Answer:Z580 Black screen when booting

Wanted to say that my new Y400 has been randomly doing this.  Have had it about 2-3 weeks and it's done it probably 4-5 times and I just turn it off and back on and it comes back up fine.  Not sure what's causing it and while annoying I'm not really concerned about it, doubt it will cause any long lasting harm or get worse, probably just some wierd glitch that will happen time to time.





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Hi, I have a IdeaPad Z580 (20135) which came with 4GB+2GB PC3 12800 Hynix DIMM. I decided to upgrade to 8GB, so I bough 1 matching  Kingston 4GB DIMM. To test the new Kingston DIMM first I installed it in slot 0 and booted up a CD with a memory test program (memtest86+) and the test went fine and everything seemed to be working. I then added the old 4GB Hynix DIMM but now the computer doesn't start. Blank screen and the battery led blinks orange. I took the new Kingston out and replaced the old modules but the situation is still the same. I tried different configurations with the modules but the malfunction remains. During the last few attempts the computer seems to start but with a black screen. I connected an external monitor but that's black as well. I'd appreciate your help figuring this outThanks 

Answer:Z580 Ram upgrade then black screen and no booting.

hi abadr,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Community.
 
Can you try to:
 
1. Clean the RAM slots with compressed air
 
2. When you get it to boot-up using the stock RAM, try to go into the BIOS by repeatedly pressing F2 during boot-up. When you're in, press F9 to reset BIOS defaults and press F10 to save and exit. Turn off the computer and try to insert the new Kingston 4GB DIMM
 
3. If you're planning to get 8Gb dual channel, the timings might be different on the stock 4GB PC3 12800 Hynix DIMM and the Kingston 4GB DIMM (see spoiler for sample timings). It is recommended to use two identical RAM modules (brand, timings, type and frequency) to achive dual channel capability.
 Spoiler (Highlight to read)
 
 
Hope this helps.

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After setup a workstation and doing a restart the PC no longer starts, it powers on but there are no activity lights and all you hear is the CD ROM fire up. The power button also doesnt respond to any presses.Not sure on how to bring this workstation back .... ?

Answer:M83 No Longer Booting

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Hi all,My fear is that inevitabley I will have to take my PC to someone for a second opinion, because I have no idea what is going on. I built my PC nearly 4 years ago, spec as follows:Athlon 64 4000ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe1GB Corsair XMS512MB GeForce 6800GS2 x 74GB WD Raptor'sHiper 580W PSUI clean it regularly and I've been building PC's for around 10 years and never had any problems. I cleaned it yesterday and now it won't boot. Everything comes on, fans, GFX, HDD, everything - but the screen stays blank. I pulled it apart and rebuilt it, but no luck. There is no lose wiring. Tried removing RAM and the motherboard responds with regular long beeps. Tried a different HDD and no luck. I'm now just trying to boot up using Mobo, GFX card, CPU, and HDD. The one thing I did notice is the 74GB Raptor I have WinXP installed on boots up but normally after a few seconds it starts making a loud buzzing noise when booting up - this is no longer happening. If the HDD was defective then other HDD's would work, but they don't.Really don't what to do! I will try rebuilding it to see if it was a lose wire, but I doubt it.Any suggestions would be helpful, I'm looking to build a new PC but obviously won't until I know what is wrong with this one.PS: 4 & 26-pin power sockets are plugged in, yes.

Answer:PC no longer booting up.

could the graphics card have died? I had this a year ago and just by chance put another card in and she booted. The graphics card had a short circuit on it found by examining with a magnifier.

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Dell Dimension 8400 with Windows xp had been working fine. My son tells me he turned it off using the power strip and then all we get is the windows xp logo and a bar below it with a dotted line running across, nothing more. No sound from the CD drives or anything.
When I tried f2 to reboot in another mode (safe or last OK position) it took me to a screen filled with text but it was locked i this position.
Not sure where to go from there.
 

Answer:XP no longer booting up

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My main PC appears to be having uses booting up. The BIOS loads as usual, then it goes on the XP wait screen, which runs for a long time, then it either goes over to a blank screen or at least once as spontanously restarted. Boot "last known good configuration" doesn't seem to help, is it worth trying "Safe Mode"? I have the full XP disk that it came with (it was an custom build) is it worth trying to run a repair installation? After several attempts it appears that the issue is the System32/config file or something like that.thanks,Sham

Answer:XP Rig no longer booting

is it worth trying to run a repair installation?click hereYou got nothin to loose...

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Hi,
My dad was using his computer earlier and it was all fine. Once he left it, it seems to have rebooted and got itself stuck. It now refuses to complete the boot cycle without restarting.

It sometimes gets stuck at the end of the BIOS screen and sometimes gets through that and displays options to boot into:

Safe Mode
Safe Mode (Networking)
Safe Mode (Command Prompt)

Last Known Good Configuration

Boot Windows Normally

All 5 of these options do something (grey bar starts to load accross the very bottom of the screen) but the system then resets and starts the boot process again sometimes getting stuck at the end of the BIOS screen.

Following a few attemps at restarting, the computer stopped triggering the screen to come out of standby. It now only occasionally turns it on.

Im guessing because of the symptoms that this seems more likely to be a problem with the tower rather than the hard disks. Anyone got any ideas?

Thanks
Matt

Answer:System No Longer Booting

Hi Matt,

Are you familiar with the recovery console?
Boot from the Windows XP CD and choose 'R' for Recovery Console.
You may be asked for the Administrator password.

Type chkdsk /r and hit return.
Let this run, it will take some time and often look likes it's starting over, but it's just double checking it's repair.

Once complete, type Fixboot and hit return and finally type fixmbr.

Remove the XP CD and reboot your computer.

Give it a go and let us know how you get on.

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Hi,

For 2-3 weeks now I have had this weird problem where the computer suddenly freezes and becomes totally unresponsive.
After forced restart I get some very weird looking screens. Eventually after some rebooting it goes into automatic repair mode, and it manages to restore the computer. That happened 4-5 times. I even managed to do an in-place install of windows 10 between these crashes, but to no avail. After the last event, automatic repair no longer works and the only options available are restart and advanced options.

Any idea how to proceed with this?


 

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or triple booting...i have 98, 2000 advanced server, and 2000 professional and i can only use 98(se). for some reason if i select the other 2, or even the rescue console it just freezes. i have the advanced server erd that displays an invalid disc message, and 4 boot disks for 2000 professional that freeze at reading the hardware.

is there some way i can tap into the 2000 programs and get them going with my 98 emergency boot disk?

would it be a wise move to replace the mbr?

anyway, i'm stumped. no viruses or trojans or bho's are involved.

please help.

 

Answer:dual booting no longer works

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Bought this notebook 2 months ago from Tesco for 250, it's been great for work until this morning! Turned on, can hear the fan, sidelights come on, Mute light shows but no screen! Unplugged battery, left for a bit and tried again, still nothing. Have used HDMI to external monitor and can use notebook this way meaning the screen is not longer functioning - very disappointed and unsure what to do regarding this matter. Currently on the hunt for receipt but do have original boxing.

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I have googled this and found no exact results, please help!!Everytime I install a program whether a poker download from online (PKR) to a kids learning app I install it and use it, but when i restart or re-boot the computer the next day when i click on the .exe shortcut on the desktop it says path has been changed or moved do you want to remove this shortcut? I also checked it in the start menu and every place possible to launch it and it always says that same thing, like an invisible ghost is uninstalling every program I install after i re-boot. Scanned with AVG and had no viruses, just cookie warnings which are usual. What could this be that is causing this. Also its Vista SP2. Never had this happen before until recently.thanks in advance

Answer:Programs no longer work after re-booting

Can you start these programs by double-clicking the .exe in the program folders? If so, try dragging one program .exe to the desktop, check to make sure it works, and reboot. What happens?

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Hello, I have a Thinkpad Edge e520 laptop that I purchased les then 3 months ago, and this morning when I woke up it will not start upa anymore What it does is I push the button, the light comes on, you can hear the fan starting, it boots the DVD-ROM and then the HDD and then it powers off. THen it starts automatically again and so on. I have not done ANYTHING to the laptop to cause this, it just happened out of the blue. And it doesn't matter if I try to start it on battery, AC adapter or both. Can anyone help? 

Answer:ThinkPad e520 no longer booting..

1/ Download an Ubuntu-iso: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download2/ Burn it onto a cd. Make sure you burn it as an image, not as data! You can use ImgBurn to burn images.3/ Make sure your optical drive is set as primary boot device in bios.4/ Try booting with the Ubuntu-cd. If that works, then the problem probably lies with your hard drive.

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Bought mine about 11 weeks ago and it was a little wonky from the start, nothing major, just a few minor issues which I didn't want to RMA immediately since they were not that much of a big deal.The power buitton often did not react properly.  In the beginning it was 1-2 presses for the tablet to activate, in the last 2 weeks it got worse to 3-4 presses before one would register. I did not immediately RMA it, since the issue was not that bad in the beginning.A couple of weeks ago the sound chip stopped working, the whole chip was gone from the device manager. The drivers could no longer be installed with the HP tool or from the device manager. Manually downloading and installing them fixed this.The real issue began last saturday: friday evening I did some work in tablet mode, with the keyboard undocked and then turned it off. On saturday I turned it on again - and my 1012 took forever to boot, there were no scheduled updates or anything. It just stuck at the hp logo for minutes before reaching the windows login. At that point I docked the keyboard and wanted to enter my password, and the presses on the keyboard buttons no longer registered. The touchpad worked however.So I rebooted and got this message, which is probably a bios error:Took a few minutes, then I reached the windows login again, and the keyboard still didn't work. At that point I tried a couple of different things, like docking on and off, booting with and without the keyboard attached, checked the connecto... Read more

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Hey there,

First off, my machine is running Windows 7 64 bit loaded on a 120gb SSD. When I first installed Windows many months ago on this SSD, I was getting boot times in the range of less than 10-15 seconds. As for other specs, 8gb of RAM, and an AMD FX 6100 6 core CPU overclocked to 4.0gHz (semi-stable, when I first set the overclocking, I didn't have the boot time issue.)

Now all of a sudden, a couple weeks ago, I bridged my Xbox 360 (it's an old school one without the wifi built in, so I bridge it to my PC for internet), and then I started getting this issue. I can't imagine that a network bridge would slow down my boot time like it is now.

Here's a description of how it boots, a then-and-now comparison

Then:
I press the power button, I hit the power on my TV (A 32 inch LED TV I use for my monitor, so it takes a few seconds to turn on), by the time the screen was on, I was usually on the windows boot screen, and a few seconds later I was on the desktop and it was ready to go (instant iTunes or Chrome launch, to give an idea of how quick it actually did load).

Now: I start up my computer, hit the power on my TV (occasionally I turn on the TV before the computer, and obviously I see the mainboard screen showing all that information about the PC [the same screen where you can access the bios]). It goes through that, and then the screen just goes black for anywhere from 15-30 seconds, and then finally loads up to Windows, and then desktop (I still pretty ... Read more

Answer:Sudden sympton: Much longer booting

Hi have you tried a clean boot to troubleshoot How to perform a clean boot to troubleshoot a problem in Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows Vista

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I have Windows 7 installed on one hard disk and Windows XP on another. For some reason unbeknown to me I am no longer able to select the drive that I want to enter on start up. Can someone tell me how to correct the problem please.

Answer:Dual Booting no longer works

http://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/ will repair the boot system for you

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Hello there,I've a huge problem with my laptop. It's not responding at all I tried so many things as you are going to read in details but unfortunately with no success. I would really appreciate it if someone was able to help me out.First of allMy laptop informationCompany: HPType: NotebookModel: HP ENVY dv6 Notebook Exact model: dv6-7350seCPU: Intel?core I7-3610QM (2.3 GH) third generationHard disk: 1TB Cash memory: 6M Ram: 8GBOS: Windows 8 64bit upgraded to 8.1 once it came out, it was a free upgrade from Microsoft.Display: LED 15.6VGA: NVIDIA? GeForce 2GB Battery: deadMy regular used programsDropboxOffice 2013Visual studio 2015 student editionNetBeans 8.1Sublime text editor 3 (plugins are installed as well)Skype360 total securityBandicam (takes video of what happens on screen)Team viewer 10My problemI literally inserted my flash drive into the usp port and soon as it got power I received this error NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM (Ntfs.sys)The content of my flash drive was the followingThe installation program of visual studio student edition 2015PowerPoint presentation fileJava project program in NetBeans format2 text filesOne folder containing PDF files of a module lecture (9 files to be exact)Naturally I let it take it's time to collect the data it wanted to collect at that moment I didn't suspect it was the flash drive so after it restarted I plugged it in again which resulted in the same error, that was the moment everything broke downit took 4 hours just to go f... Read more

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Hello there,I've a huge problem with my laptop. It's not responding at all I tried so many things as you are going to read in details but unfortunately with no success. I would really appreciate it if someone was able to help me out.First of allMy laptop informationCompany: HPType: NotebookModel: HP ENVY dv6 Notebook Exact model: dv6-7350seCPU: Intel?core I7-3610QM (2.3 GH) third generationHard disk: 1TB Cash memory: 6M Ram: 8GBOS: Windows 8 64bit upgraded to 8.1 once it came out, it was a free upgrade from Microsoft.Display: LED 15.6VGA: NVIDIA? GeForce 2GB Battery: deadMy regular used programsDropboxOffice 2013Visual studio 2015 student editionNetBeans 8.1Sublime text editor 3 (plugins are installed as well)Skype360 total securityBandicam (takes video of what happens on screen)Team viewer 10My problemI literally inserted my flash drive into the usp port and soon as it got power I received this error NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM (Ntfs.sys)The content of my flash drive was the followingThe installation program of visual studio student edition 2015PowerPoint presentation fileJava project program in NetBeans format2 text filesOne folder containing PDF files of a module lecture (9 files to be exact)Naturally I let it take it's time to collect the data it wanted to collect at that moment I didn't suspect it was the flash drive so after it restarted I plugged it in again which resulted in the same error, that was the moment everything broke downit took 4 hours just to go f... Read more

Answer:Laptop - extremly slow when booting up - no longer run OS

Have you looked on the HP web site?http://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-c03515402&sp4ts.oid=96396Others report this kind of problem.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt-bFeeS1LsMy recommendation is to find a way to see what is wrong with the battery. Even a old battery should take a charge. But it could be a defective battery and it makers it hard for the laptop to start.My guess is the motherboard has a problem with the charging system.

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This computer, in booting up, takes forever to place icons on the screen. I just get the background for like three minutes, until the icons finally appear.

I ran MSCONFIG and removed virtually everything from Start-up. What else should I do or can I do?

Thanks for your help.

BH

Answer:When booting, I get an icon-less screen for WAY longer than normal

try running ccleaner, it's freeware and will help clean up registry of obsolete entries
http://www.ccleaner.com/

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Hello,
today we updated new BIOS 9SKT94AUS to ThinkCentre M92p, previous state with Win7, we needed do upgrade to Win10.Now after BIOS update is device not booting, only thing we can do is access BIOS setting or choose boot device thru F12 or F1.We did:F9 (reset to default), CMOS reset (1-2/2-3 pin) - no change, UEFI/LEGACY - no changeLINUX (no change), Installation media (USB/DVD of W7, W8, W10, network boot) - no changeAfter choosing boot device directly we get when USB e.g. flash is inserted Lenovo logo hanging,when CD/DVD inserted underscore hanging.Anyone any ideas?Thanks,Tomas
 
 
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Answer:M92p - no longer booting after BIOS update

I would CD ISO update to version 95 of the BIOS and see what happens.  

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Hi, I'd just like to get some input from you kind folk regarding a T5500 workstation I own.
This workstation has been running absolutely fine until yesterday. The day before I used it most of the day without issue. I shut it down and turned off the mains as I always do for the night and went to bed.
Next morning I switch the mains back on and hit the power switch and computer starts up but then after about 5 seconds it shut down again. Very odd I thought so I tried again a few more times and exact some thing. No beeps no bios screen no nothing. So paying attention to the lights on the front I noticed this time that the power led was orange but not flashing and numbers 1 and 2 are flashing before it shuts off.
I spent yesterday stripping the machine down and giving it a clean. I've tried running with just one ram dimm and trying different dimms I have. I tried 3 different graphics cards and tested the PSU using the button on the back. PSU seemed fine but just in case I tried another PSU too and no difference at all after any of that. I then pulled the CPU cleaned and applied fresh thermal paste and replaced it, again no difference.
I'm getting absolutely nothing except numbers 1 and 2 flashing for 5 seconds before shut down no matter what I do. I have come to the conclusion that either the motherboard or the CPU has failed. Would this be a safe assumption or is there anything else I could have missed? 
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Answer:Dell Precision T5500 no longer booting.

1-2 flashing states:  Power failure in onboard voltage regulator.  You're likely on target about the need for a replacement mainboard.  
Given the age of the system, if you're going to replace the mainboard, I'd replace the power supply with it.
www.dell.com/.../precision-t3500-t5500-t7500-workstations-diagnostic-lights-and-beep-codes

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After finally getting a copy of the 3ware management software that works in Vista, I decided I would add my 3 400GB WD RE2 disks as a raid 5 array to get some storage on this computer. Once I made this new array, Vista would no longer boot and I would get "Insert System Disk". Vista will boot however if I go into the 3ware BIOS and remove (not delete) the new raid 5, so it will not appear to the system until windows boots and loads the 3DM management software which rescans the controller and re-finds the raid 5 array. I've tried using bootrec.exe and bootsect.exe in windows recovery however the same thing happens. If I leave the vista DVD in the drive and don't choose to boot from it, vista will load without issue. Does anyone know what might be causing this to occur? (Is it trying to simply boot off the 2nd "drive" from my raid controller?)

Mobo: ASUS P5N32 SLI 680i with a 3ware 9650SE-8MPML
 

Answer:Hardware RAID + Vista no longer booting

This is probably a silly Q, but did you check your boot order in the BIOS?

Try disabling RAID array as a bootable option.
 

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I recently had a M92p that did a bios update and the screen went black, I tried the instructions from the hardware manual, and also all the other sites I could find on Google.  Any help is appreciated.  

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Hey guys

So my Lenovo V570 has been flawless up until this past week where it would not pull out of hibernation and would result in a hibernation .sys file corruption.
No biggie as I would just start it up and not worry about it saving the current state etc.
Well 2 days ago it booted up but took ages followed by everything running like I was on 128mb of ram and a 600GHz chip with the turbo off lol.

I could not do anything without the screen going white/not responding and no pages would not open in Chrome etc so I decided to reboot and it will now refuse to reboot.
It is stuck at the Win 7 "Starting " screen.
I managed to F8 and disallow the reboot when blue screening and I got the dreaded 0x0000007B Inaccessible Boot Device.
So I tried to repair, it tells me it cannot be repaired with both the original disk and the Win 7 repair disk.
Tried the Win 8 repair disk too, which is super slick by the way, and I managed to get into the cmd and ran chkdsk /r...no errors.
Ran bootrec.exe /fixmbr and /fixboot and low and behold the PC booted up but once again ran like frozen water.
I managed to reboob and run Malware Bytes in safe mode and it killed an .exe trojan and rebooted to the desktop but still no dice, slow and choking!
So I reboobed again and once again it will not allow me to, via the disk: repair, reinstall over corrupt files, or upgrade to Win 8 as the Win 8 download hangs at 40%.

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Answer:Laptop SLOW followed by no longer booting with BSOD 0x0000007B

No suggestions eh?

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Hi, I have Windows 7 Ultimate X64 version ,and i have been using only one 250 gb Seagate harddisk,i just attached another seagate 500 gb harddisk two days before.Since then i'm noticing one thing.During booting the windows logo used to appear first followed by a black screen which used to hold on for atmost 1 or 1 and half seconds & then followed by the welcome screen prompting for administrative password.After having finished typing password & hitting enter the Desktop used to appear within 1 or 1 and half second.. this was the way how my system used to boot up & desktop used to appear,but now,since from the attachment of the second harddisk as i mentioned above i've noticed that during booting the above mentioned black screen are hanging on longer than previous(i.e. the welcome screen is slower to appear than the earlier case) and also the welcome screen is holding for longer duration after i am done with typing the administrative password(i.e. the Desktop is also slower to appear).....

now i want to know whether my system is ok & should this happen what i am experiencing now or is there somthing to fix up??
Let me tell you that i have my Windows 7 installed in my previous 250gb harddisk & i just attached the 500gb harddisk & then logically connected it with the remaining one.

Looking for your advice

Thanks in advance

Answer:Booting with two separate harddisk taking longer duration

An screen shot of the expanded view of your disk management screen may help figure out what is going on.

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Hi, I tried to use the toshiba recovery disk last night and it did not work. It has worked twice before.

The laptop boots to the cd drive and says it is loading Ram Disk Image. It then loads the image and asks whether I want to add a SCSI controller, before I can say anything it says 'please wait' and then reboots the computer and re-trys the previous steps.

Has anyone encountered this problem? Can anyone offer any advice?

Hope someone can help

Ben

Answer:Satellite P100 - Recovery Disk no longer runs after booting

Hi Ben

Sorry but I am a little bit confused. Did you write about Recovery DVD you got with your notebook or Microsoft installations CD?

I ask you this because, as far as I know, by usage of original Toshiba designed recovery image the user must not do much just start recovery procedure without adding any controllers or similar stuff.

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I have an OCZ Vertex as my system drive. However I wanted to expand my storage so I purchased a Thermaltake BlacX toaster and a Toshiba PH3300U 3TB drive for external storage.

I plugged them all in, as I've done a billion times in my career, and now my 64bit Win 7 machine will not boot my system drive.

I set it as the first device to boot, even took it and the toaster to another machine and it read the drive perfectly.

I tried a bootrec.exe /fixmbr and it did nothing.

Removing all drives except the system drive doesn't even let it boot, I simply get the "Reboot and select proper boot device" message.

Terribly frustrating...

Any ideas?

Answer:SSD System Drive No Longer Booting After Attaching External Toaster

What is a Thermaltake BlacX toaster ?

Run through these USB steps.
USB Driver - General Fix for Problems

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Which password to use if laptop is in safe mode ideapad z580 ?
 
 
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Answer:z580 - Which password to use if laptop is in safe mode ideapad z580 ?

hi akshu_13,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
If you're running on Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1, you should use the same password that you've set on your account.
 
If you're running on Windows XP, by default, you will see an additional Administrator account and the password is set to none. If you'll be using your own account and not the Administrator one then you should use the same password like in normal Windows.
 
Note:
Windows 8/8.1 can use a Microsoft Account and a Local Account. If you boot in Safe Mode only (not Safe Mode with Networking), you won't be able to use the Microsoft Account login as it requires internet access to verify your credentials, thus, you will need to use a Local Account.
 
 
Let me know if this helps you out.
 
Regards

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Bought a new W530 two months ago to replace an old T61p and its a great machine, but the fingerprint reader has stopped working today. The BIOS no longer recognises the fingerprint reader - when I go to clear the stored fingerprints it says none detected. In Windows the fingerprint reader shows under device manager but in Biometric devices under control panel it now shows as unavailable and the Thinkpad fingerprint software doesn't recognise it either Did a BIOS update, but that didn't fix it either. The lights don't come on for the scanner at any point. Anyone any ideas?

Answer:W530 - Fingerprint no longer working - no longer recognised in BIOS (but is in Windows!)

welcome to the community.
 
just to rule it out, you may wish to pull the palmrest and check the fpr connector to assure it is securely attached. if you don't have it already, te hardware maintenance manual should help with the process:
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/guides-and-manuals/detail.page?DocID=UM014941
 
if that doesn't help, and since your machine is so new, i would recommend contacting Service to discuss your options.
phone numbers: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?DocID=PD008370
Ireland, specifically:
Country or RegionProductLanguageTelephone numberHours of operation

Ireland
THINK-branded products
English
01-815-920201-881-1444(Warranty service and support)
9AM - 6PMMonday - Friday

 
hope this helps a bit.

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I am posting in this forum because of issues during the removal of the "System Check" virus. I have a Dell Studio 15 with Windows XP, but currently the XP OS will no longer load when I start my laptop. So I'm not sure how to proceed with the removal guide or creating a new post in the Log Report forum.

I started noticing symptoms of the "System Check" intrusion with files/folders starting to become hidden. As I was scanning with MBAM the false reports for "System Errors" & "Scans" began popping up. MBAM locked up and didn't get to finish it's scan. I had to just force shutdown the laptop. I did some research last night and found the removal guide on this site and a few others. I booted in Safe-mode with networking and began going through the removal process. I downloaded and renamed all the programs listed in the guide and saved them with alternate names on the desktop. I was able to run both RKill & TDSSKiller with no issues. However as I was running MBAM my laptop shutdown on it's own.

Since then when I try to turn on my laptop the Dell Studio load screen will start as normal. Then there will be a blinking cursor on the top left of screen where it usually will begin listing actions right before the XP load screen. However after blinking a few times the screen just stays black and does not proceed further. At that point my only option is to force shut down and reboot. I am able to access "F2 Setup" &... Read more

Answer:System Check infection, laptop shut off during removal no longer booting

Hi 8eight,

I have reported this to our internal list for unbootable computers caused by malware. Someone will assist you soon

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My configuration: T400 (2767-14U)Windows 7 64bit256MB ATI Radeon 3470HD (switchable graphics running in "High Performance")Advanced Dock (2503)Lenovo D221 Monitor (using VGA cable) I used the above configuration without issues for a year. My problem:  I just replaced my hard drive, clean installed the OS and all applications, and updated all drivers and the BIOS using System Update. Since doing that, my external monitor no longer comes on when I boot my computer  in the dock (lid closed). The only way I can get the external monitor to work is to boot my computer first, and then "hot dock" it. As far as I know, all of my BIOS/Power/Graphics settings are the same as always. Thanks in advance for any help!













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Answer:T400 Win7/64 Advanced Dock -- External Monitor No Longer Comes When Booting

Maybe the BIOS setting for Default Display got switched back to ThinkPad LCD?

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As the title says, just wondered if theres any lenovo software the works with the z580 ? lenovo companion on windows 8 offers some stuff but its listed as u series ect ? cheers for replys inadvance,mike

Answer:(z580) Just wondered what lenovo software will work with the z580 ?

hi mikee77,
 
The Lenovo Z580 comes with these lenovo pre-installed apps:
 
Lenovo OneKey RecoveryLenovo OneKey TheaterLenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSyncLenovo Energy ManagementLenovo Companion
 
The Lenovo Companion is like an app store the features:
 

Third-Party Apps and Ads
Lenovo products, Tutorials, Application showcases, Lenovo accessories information, Lenovo Cloud, and a link to Lenovo blogs and articles

Most apps listed on the Lenovo Companion will work on the Z580 as long as it meets the system requirements (i.e. If an app is made only for Touchscreen models, then you will need to get the non-touchscreen version or if there's a Utility app that senses temperature on a specific model, make sure Z580 is on the supported models).
 
Click here for more information on the preloaded softwares on the Z580 and click here for more information on the Lenovo Companion.
 
 
Hope this helps.

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Hi
After my recent update, none of my Network Connections, Wifi or Lan is visible.. Alon with that it is creating a isuue of connections. All my previous connections are lost.
Please help me with the same.
 
 
Thanks 
Regards
Shreyaa
 
 
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Hi,


How many people are currently using Windows 7 and what are your thoughts and experiences of it?

The reason for asking is that I'm going to build myself a new PC over the next 2 months, would like to do it in one go but due to finances I'll have to spread the build over 2 pay days

Once built I was thinking of jumping straight in with Windows 7 64Bit, so I suppose the question is should I?

Thoughts & Views welocmed.

Regards,

Andrew
 

Answer:Windows 7 - Should I Dive Straight In?

izzop said:



Hi,


How many people are currently using Windows 7 and what are your thoughts and experiences of it?

The reason for asking is that I'm going to build myself a new PC over the next 2 months, would like to do it in one go but due to finances I'll have to spread the build over 2 pay days

Once built I was thinking of jumping straight in with Windows 7 64Bit, so I suppose the question is should I?

Thoughts & Views welocmed.

Regards,

AndrewClick to expand...


I am using W7 rc 32bit, and am quite liking it...Its pretty quick imo....Pretty much everything that works for Vista works for W7...When the final release comes out I will be purchasing it. The only thing I am having trouble with is dual booting..Otherwise it is good..
 

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I just installed Windows 8 Professional for the first time! Much of a learning curve for me. My biggest question is that is there a way to go straight to the desktop on a clean boot or restart without it going to the app desktop first? I know it's probably a stupid question but I don't want it to go there first. I want my regular desktop when I clean boot
 

Answer:Windows 8 Pro--Can I go straight to desktop?

Straight to the desktop, yes.

http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/
 

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When I try to log in to Windows XP, as soon as the desktop background appears it says saving settings and logs back out again. I've tried starting up in safe mode but the same thing happens. If I try to log in as the administrator it asks for a password but I've never set a passord for that account, so I can't get inot the Administrator account.

I took the hard drive out and plugged it into my laptop with a USB adapter then scanned the hard drive using Malwarebytes and SuperAntispyware, these found some trojans and supposedly removed them. This still didn't make any difference to the hard drive though, it still does the same thing.

Does anyone have any ideas of how I could log in or some way to fix this?

Cheers

Mark
 

Answer:Solved: Windows logs in then straight out again?

It sounds like you have a shutdown script on startup. Befor the pc loads, hit F8 as soon as it loads and load the computer into safe mode.
After load up on safe mode, go to run and type in msconfig. Then click startup tab and take a look through there for any out of the ordinary bits. An antivirus may not find this as it could have just swapped the command.
 

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Is it possible to get Windows 8.1 on a Straight Talk phone? I have a Nokia Lumia 920 with a straight talk at&t sim card. I updated to Black, but it says the phone is up to date now. What do I need to do to get 8.1??

Answer:Windows 8.1 on Straight Talk service?

Go to the homepage and search for Developer Preview. There is an article that will tell you all you need to know.
8.1 is not out for existing phones officially, so your phone is still technically up to date.

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I bought the $40 Windows 8 upgrade when they first began offering it a while ago. I haven't activated it yet so I'm assuming I can still use it (no expiration or anything like that right?). I was wondering if I could upgrade directly to Windows 8.1 though (I'm a little confused by some of the information here). From what I understand I want Windows 8.1 Update. Will I need to pay more if I'm upgrading from Windows 7 > Windows 8 > Windows 8.1 Update? Just very confused at this point and looking to understand what's what before I go installing stuff Thank you for any help.

Answer:Can the $40 Windows 8 upgrade patch straight to 8.1?

Originally Posted by johnpliz


I bought the $40 Windows 8 upgrade when they first began offering it a while ago. I haven't activated it yet so I'm assuming I can still use it (no expiration or anything like that right?). I was wondering if I could upgrade directly to Windows 8.1 though (I'm a little confused by some of the information here). From what I understand I want Windows 8.1 Update. Will I need to pay more if I'm upgrading from Windows 7 > Windows 8 > Windows 8.1 Update? Just very confused at this point and looking to understand what's what before I go installing stuff Thank you for any help.



You should be able to without any extra costs.

I upgraded 8 OEM to 8 Pro with the $40 Propack & then to 8.1 Pro through the Store free.

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This post has instructions on how to boot windows 8 to the desktop.
The alternate solution is the easiest.
It is toward the bottom of the page.
http://www.7tutorials.com/how-boot-desktop-windows-8-skip-start-screen
I actually use the startup folder in appdata rather than program data,
but it should work either way.
Remember to use the file that is not the executable file
in the startup folder.
If you use the executable,it will just open a window with the desktop
contents shown.
I used this file and a shortcut to media center to start media center on boot.
If you put media center in startup without the desktop file,metro
will stay on top and block it.
The download link is at the end of the post.
 

Answer:Boot windows 8 straight to the desktop.

Or you could just install Classic Shell: http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/

Adds the start button and boots to the desktop.
 

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How do you make your computer boot into windows instead of having to wait for it  to go through the process of mouse installed, keyboard installed & etc.

Answer:Computer to boot straight to windows

do you mean using the windows as fast as you can without loading it?

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Ok, so I've been working on this guys computer for 2 days now all day. I have read many forums and followed many different things but to no avail. The computer came to me going slow, internet explorer would crash so often, it would redo windows updates on shutdown everytime (so those were not taking), and it would go to start up repair when turned on from shut down but not from a restart. The guy asked me to restore for him. So I used the factory image restore. That did not fix the problem. I read some forums and decided to run tdsskiller. It found some malware and removed it. After that windows will not even start. It goes straight to startup repair and then says no solutions were found. In which that keeps me from getting to the desktop. I have tried to restore to earlier time, but didn't work. I tried boot repair from command and didn't work. I tried a repair disk that I found online and made onto a disk but that didn't work. I am out of ideas and running dry on information on the web. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also the guy can't find the recovery disk that came with the computer, which makes my job lovely. It is a Dell Studio running windows 7 home premium x64.

Answer:Windows goes straight to startup repair

Does your friend have a legit W7 key on a sticker on his machine so you can at least try a clean install?

You could try:
Run a system file check to verify and repair your system files.
To do this type cmd in search, then right click to run as administrator, then
SFC /SCANNOW

Read here for more information SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

In SafeMode if needed: Safe Mode - Windows 7 Forums

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Hey guys,
I have been having problems with my pc and it has stopped me from doing anything on it!
It boots up and goes through the starting windows screen. After that the screen goes black and the PC just turns off.
I can boot it up in safe mode though. So i disabled my video card drivers and tried again. It then allowed me to boot up normally but at a very small resolution.
I thought this was an opportunity to update the video card drivers as that could be the problem. I did so but it fixed nothing, I have also tried system restore. Nothing is seeming to work i was just wondering if anyone on here has had the same problem and would offer me a solution before i take it into a shop?

My specs are:
Windows 7 64 bit
Nvidia 560ti HD graphics
Intel i5 sandy-bridge 3.40GHz processor
 

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Hi,

I just found these forums, which is lucky really, as I am completely at a loss. Recently I bought a new computer, and being the slightly experienced computer builder that I am, had immense pleasure in putting it all together. After a few hicupps with a dodgy SATA cable, all was well so that my new PC had the following Specs:

CPU: AMD Athlon X2 6000+
M/board: ASUS M3A
RAM: 4GB DDR2 (2x 2x1GB Dual Channels)
Graphics: ATi Radeon X1950Pro
Audio: Onboard Realtek HD 8-Channel
Optical: ASUS Lightscribe DVD+- RW Burner
HDD: 500GB SATAII HDD (Primary)
HDD: 200GB SATA HDD (Secondary)
PSU: 550W Something (forget the brand)
OS: Windows XP Home SP2

All of which worked fine and seemed to be trouble free. I installed all the latest drivers and whatnot and then encountered a problem. My CPU would appear to b constantly in use of between 90% and 100%. So I went into the 'Processes' tab to see what was chewing both cores up so much....and it was nothing.
I mean every now and then something would use a little bit of it, but most of the time, 'system idle process' would be around 98%. Yet the computer obviously lagged doing anything at all, and the graphs in the 'Performance' tab showed that both cores were always under a serious load.
So then i decided to cut my losses and reformatt and re-install windows which i completed successfully. And once again after a time this 100% would come back. So then i repeated the reformatt/reinstall and got 100% straight after the ins... Read more

Answer:Between 90% & 100% CPU Usage Straight After Windows Re-Install

Captain, I know your pain, as my M3A is doing the same thing. My setup is a little different then your and I have not reinstalled windows at all.

A reboot will fix it for me so far.


CPU: AMD Fx 62
M/board: ASUS M3A
RAM: 2GB DDR2 (2x 1x1GB Dual Channels)
Graphics: XFX gForce 8800GT 512meg
Audio: Onboard Realtek HD 8-Channel
Optical: Maddog SATA DVD burner
HDD: 250GB EIDE 133
PSU: 500W Something (forget the brand)
OS: Windows XP Pro x64 SP2

Hopefully some one will come along and help us out.

Update:
You might want to read these reviews at newegg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N82E16813131234&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&SelectedRating=-1&PurchaseMark=&VideoOnlyMark=False&Page=4

What I would try if I was you, would be to disable the LAN in the bios and see if that removes the 100% cpu cycles. With mine all I need to do as stated above is reboot and the cycles are back to 0 (zero). So it would not help me.

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ok so my laptop's a few years old. It came with Windows 7 Home Basic. it still has it.

My question is that it take A LOT of time to boot. Heres what happens:

1. The starting windows doesn't take that long to disappear, im satisfied with it.
2. But the welcome screen, ugh, First it just displays the Welcome screen background without the 'welcome' text, only the loading circle. Then after a little while the 'welcome; text appears, this par takes a lot of time.

Then the desktop finally appears, but wait theres more!!!

The icons on the desktop appear as white pages (files) then one by one their respective images appear. Sometimes even after the desktop appears it wakes about 5-6 seconds for the login sound to be played.

I have a Intel core i3-2330M processor 2.20ghzz
With 4gigs of ram and 500Gb of harddisk space, which is filled more than 50 percent (about 210 gbs are available).

I've tried to defragment my harddisk, Use CCleaner, used MsConfig to disable a lot of startup rpograms and services and remove a few programs. I would like you to suggest some other software for 'cleaning' or 'optimizing' my harddisk, as i think that its filled way too much and that may be the cause.


OFF TOPIC: is it possible to remove everything from my harddisk 'except' Windows? Because i don't want to format my harddisk and then reinstall Windows.

Any tips and tricks are also welcomed.

Answer:Windows is taking longer and longer to Boot?

For a test, disable ALL startup programs in msconfig.

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My file explorer has been awful since the upgrade. Sometimes when I browse a folder (that I often use), it doesn't display all the contents, or sometimes displays nothing and says "working on it.."
The progress bar in the title is endless and the process usually ends up dying or restarting.
Sometimes the taskbar shows empty icons and then eventually refreshes after explorer.exe restarts.
Is there a good PC doctor type program for windows 10 that can diagnose the problem?
In the meantime I'm going to upgrade my graphics drivers and see if that helps.

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Windows Home Premium 7 64 bit

I used to boot up with no username or password to click, Now i have to click my admin user even though there is no password. In trying to fix it, i am not sure how, but i made an account with other user. I now have to choose between my admin and the other user and click the admin arrow even though it needs no password. I cancelled password in the bios but still get prompt.

Guest user is disabled. UpdatusUser refers to nvidia .I want it so there is just one user and it does not ask for the non existing password

I want rid of the other user and to boot straight to windows. I do not want to do system restore as last point is a week ago

Answer:remove other user boot straight to windows

Password in BIOS is completely other story than Windows Password.

Log in on your account.
Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\User Accounts\Manage Accounts - Manage another - select account you want to delete and delete account and files till you only have your account and Guess turned off.

Report if you can boot strait as some MS services require to have a password.

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Worked fine in XP but now with a new laptop, Presario CQ62, Windows 7 64-bit they print slightly counterclockwise. Trying to cut them properly is a nightmare.

Changed printer to a Canon mp 250, changed programs for creating business cards, Avery pro to TechnoRiver and even used online programs to create the cards. All the same result.

Windows 7 64 bit won't print them properly. I called Microsoft and the outsourced tech had no clue, called HP and their outsourced tech they had no clue either. Emailed technoriver and they suggested adjusting the printer speed which is not the problem as other documents print straight.

Please help:cry
 

Answer:Cannot print Business Cards Straight in Windows 7

Why not contact Avery? I'm sure they'll want to get the program working because you'll buy more Avery products to create your business cards.
 

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I have already placed this question in the forum but maybe I placed it with the wrong heading/category, so I am having another go.
Since upgrading to windows 10 my Hotmail is now the new outlook and when I log in to check my e-mails I am seeing that a few go into the Junk folder as previous, but the biggest majority of new messages are not in my inbox but are already in my Deleted items folder even though I have not put them there, and 90% of these are from trusted senders.
I nearly lost out on 2 invoices that had been sent and 3 job applications that I had applied for and was awaiting a reply.
Can anyone shed any light as to why they are being sent there as I cannot find anything in setting or anywhere, or if I can roll back to the previous version of Hotmail as this was not causing any problems.
Many thanks for looking Ian

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I have a Nokia Lumia 1020 with Straight Talk, but I cannot open the Data Pics Message MMS

Answer:How to Add Straight Talk Data and MMS to AT&T Windows 8 Phone?

go to setting>cellular/sim>manual apn>add mms apn. I'm on W10 TP right now but I think this is the correct route in 8.1. Restart after you input apn. Sometimes this takes few minutes to kick in. Data apn is "tfdata" and nothing else. make sure the IP types match in data and mms.

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Hi folks,
 
My PC's having a rough go of it since winter, and I'm just getting around to trying to fix it.  It's crashing unexpectedly, usually when I play such as Alien Isolation or Invisible, Inc.  The first crash was during AI, a pretty graphics-intensive game, and I briefly got a blue-screen message, then black screen and powered off.  I figured it was probably the graphics card and have replaced the card.  Now the machine will still crash, but it bypasses the BSOD and directly shuts down.  Maybe the power supply?  
 
The screen flashes a little on bootup too - I've read that could mean the LCD screen will fail soon, but to my (untrained) mind, makes me think it's the power supply failing to power the graphics card...  Any help is much appreciated!
 
OS - Windows 7
x64
This is the original OS
OEM version
System is about 6 years old - new graphics card is about 1-month old
Not sure how old the OS is - I've reinstalled it, but not in the last couple years
 
· CPU - AMD Phenom II X3 750· Video Card - Radeon R7 360· MotherBoard - (if NOT a laptop) - Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3 770R· Power Supply - OCZ 600W· System Manufacturer - me· Exact model number - 1· Laptop or Desktop? Desktop
 
Best regards,
George

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when booting my laptop, it goes straight into safe mode and will not boot correctly. Something is appearing in a blue screen but it is so quick I cannot read it before it goes back to safe mode again.... Help

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Recently i noticed whenever i restart my PC, There is no BIOS screen, it's completely black, monitor doesn't load anything, it stays black for a long while (i don't know about 2 minutes or so), then the monitor turns on like it's black but lights on or you can visibly see that the monitor is on, after that the WINDOWS loads. So what's the problem here?This is an HP Pavilion dv6-7043cl entertaintment PC i am talking about, i have no external monitors connected, neither did i ever since i bought this laptop. It is a generic pnp monitor on Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 Here is more information:OS Name Microsoft Windows 8 ProVideo Graphics Intel HD graphics 4000 with up to 1696MB total graphics memoryHard Drive 1TB 5400RPM hard drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive ProtectionDisplay 15.6-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit display (1366x768)Version 6.2.9200 Build 9200Other OS Description Not AvailableOS Manufacturer Microsoft CorporationSystem Manufacturer Hewlett-PackardSystem Model HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PCSystem Type x64-based PCSystem SKU B4T93UA#ABAProcessor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)BIOS Version/Date Insyde F.23, 12/14/2012SMBIOS Version 2.7Embedded Controller Version 52.24BIOS Mode LegacyBaseBoard Manufacturer Hewlett-PackardBaseBoard Model Not AvailableBaseBoard Name Base BoardPlatform Role MobileSecure Boot State UnsupportedPCR7 Configuration Binding Not PossibleWindows Directory C:\WindowsSystem Directory C:\W... Read more

Answer:No HP logo or bios screen, straight to windows

they come up, you just aren't seeing them. hit the bios key once the system is powered on, usually either "del" or "f2". i usually just smash both of them, worst comes to worst you'll get a keyboard error prompt and that will get you into bios anyways.

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Hey Guys,
i have a lenovo e425 laptop that recently received the windows 10 upgrade from microsoft. i am currently running windows 8.1 Pro and when i started the upgrade to windows 10, everytime it reaches the 30% part where it finishes the copying files part, and it restarts, my computer shuts down completely like *poof*
When I put my computer back on, and it says attempting to recover installation, it shuts down AGAIN like *poof* Then when I restart it again, it just goes back to "restoring previous windows" and it restarts then my computer shuts off again like *poof* Then when i put it back on, it comes on normally, and says failed to install windows 10.

Help Anyone!
Thank You

Answer:Laptop Shuts Straight Off During Windows 10 Upgrade

Hey Josiah, sorry I can't help, but I signed up to say the same thing is happening to me.

Computer shut off this morning during update and then repeatedly while trying to reboot - I don't know if it's going to be able to restore to a working version of 8.1.

This is like the 6th time I've tried to update now. Previously I was getting the error 3000D when it restored Windows 8.1. I have HP DV6 1329tx laptop.

One thing I'm going to try tonight is taking out the battery and trying to keep the laptop cool - very unlikely, but I wonder if there's something particular about the update process that's making it overheat and shut off?

Anyone else with suggestions, please help us!

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Basically I'm thinking about reserving my spot for Windows 10, I didn't do it before since I had like 200MB on the tablet.
Well, thanks to the grace of the his noodliness, I have around 3.2GB on this.
So can I download it?

Answer:Can I just install Windows 10 straight away on my Dell Venue 8 Pro?

Originally Posted by Ryzzlle Basically I'm thinking about reserving my spot for Windows 10, I didn't do it before since I had like 200MB on the tablet.
Well, thanks to the grace of the his noodliness, I have around 3.2GB on this.
So can I download it? Get a media creation tools from microsoft site, and create a ISO file and save it to USB drive. Choose the right edition and OS Type that match yours requirement (ex windows 8.1 pro x64 = 10 pro, and windows 8.1 x32 = windows 10 home 32) Let media creation tools do the download and when you done run the setup on USB drive on your desire computer.
*Tips turn of your connection when you began to run the setup from USB drive so it can't download any update to go straight up to the upgrade. Then you can turn it on again after upgrade complete

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On windows mobile 8.1 the settings are different for the mms apn
Windows Mobile 10 MMS APN asks for a proxy server and a proxy port instead of a WAP Gateway(URL) and WAP Gateway Port. Can anyone help?
This is what I need:
I'm sure not all the fields have to be used as they are all used in WM8.1
Profile name:
APN:
User name:
Password:
Type of sign-in info: three choices: None; PAP; CHAP
IP type: four choices: IPv4; IPv6; IPv4v6; IPv4v6XLAT
Proxy server:
Proxy port:
MMSC(URL):
MMSC port:
Maximum MMS size (KB):

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Have a SBS 2008 / WIN 7 Pro Domain Client Environment
For some reason One Windows 7 User, when he prints to the office printer which is shared via the SBS, rather than printing it gets paused in the print queue, and he manually has to un-pause it and it prints ok.
All other users on the network printing the exact same way are unaffected. 
I have rebooted his PC - No Change
I have deleted and reconnected the shared printer on his PC same issue. 

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I changed explorer.dll in Windows 7. Then explorer wouldn't start when I tried to do so from task manager. So I tried to reboot. After also being unable to make headway in safe mode (using msconfig), as that also requires explorer, I launched startup repair using my windows 7 CD. Then after it said that it would reboot and fix any additional problems, it has kept rebooting and failing. I can't get to safe mode using f8 either, it just comes up with boot options 'Boot from CD' and 'Boot from HDD'.
Any help will be appreciated. If I can get out of startup repair, that would be tremendous. At least then I can activate word from task manager and save my coursework!
I'm going to try using Ubuntu's explorer to change the files back. I'll post back any progress! I'll be checking this wall at least 5 times a day until a solution is found.

Godspeed you wonderful people!

Answer:Windows will not start, goes straight to startup repair

Hello Chrissyboy101. Welcome to the Forum.

Did you try selecting "System Restore" from the options when you boot from the DVD?

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Hey Guys,
i have a lenovo e425 laptop that recently received the windows 10 upgrade from microsoft. i am currently running windows 8.1 Pro and when i started the upgrade to windows 10, everytime it reaches the 30% part where it finishes the copying files part, and it restarts, my computer shuts down completely like *poof*
When I put my computer back on, and it says attempting to recover installation, it shuts down AGAIN like *poof* Then when I restart it again, it just goes back to "restoring previous windows" and it restarts then my computer shuts off again like *poof* Then when i put it back on, it comes on normally, and says failed to install windows 10.

Help Anyone!
Thank You

Answer:Laptop Shuts Straight Off During Windows 10 Upgrade

Hey Josiah, sorry I can't help, but I signed up to say the same thing is happening to me.

Computer shut off this morning during update and then repeatedly while trying to reboot - I don't know if it's going to be able to restore to a working version of 8.1.

This is like the 6th time I've tried to update now. Previously I was getting the error 3000D when it restored Windows 8.1. I have HP DV6 1329tx laptop.

One thing I'm going to try tonight is taking out the battery and trying to keep the laptop cool - very unlikely, but I wonder if there's something particular about the update process that's making it overheat and shut off?

Anyone else with suggestions, please help us!

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Hello, I just got a new IdeaPad Z585 from newegg, and I can't figure out how to boot to a disc in the DVD tray. I have already tried opening the BIOS and changing the boot order, as well as simply going straight to the boot menu. I have tried with UEFI both enabled and disabled, as well as Secure Boot both enabled and disabled. No matter what I try, it will not boot into any DVD. I'm trying to install Linux, and tried various discs and distributions of that. When none even reached GRUB, I tried a Windows 7 install disc, and even that is ignored. What do I do?













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:Lenovo Z585 won't boot to DVD - skips straight to Windows

HiThe secureboot and uefi have to be disabled simaltaneously. You can try if you haven't.Also, could you try pressing the novo button to power on your laptop. The novo button is the small one key reocovery button next to the power button. Then access boot menu a see if it helps.Regards





Ishaan Ideapad Y560(i3 330m), Hp Elitebook 8460p!(i5-2520M) Hp Pavilion n208tx(i5-4200u)If you think a post helped you, then you can give Kudos to the post by pressing the Star on the left of the post. If you think a post solved your problem, then mark it as a solution so that others having the same problem can refer to it.

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diskpart.exe Again X:\windows\system32\diskpart.exe

I am running Windows 7 64. I had to repair a broken hinge and when I tried to turn it on after the repair I got this message. My son didn't back it up and he has something on it that he has worked on for 3 years. Is there anyway to repair it and save his data? Thank you in advance anyone that takes the time to help me. It is so appreciated.

Kirk

Answer:My ASUS laptop will not boot, goes straight to X:\windows\system32\

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
This update has been causing boot issues with a few different errors
Not sure if this is a Pro version or not ?
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3133977

https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthrea...mus-VII-Ranger

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Hello Community,

I extra made a account in this forum, because the people on the forum, I usually use, couldn't help me.
Recently I freshly bought Windows 7 Ultimate and it works very well. But one week later I decided to install all important windows updates and now I have the following problem:
Normally when I start my PC, Steam, Skype, Fraps, Dropbox, HWInfo64, CoreTemp and some other programs start straight up and I can use them instantly.
However since I made the ca. 140 windows updates only some of them start straight up and some need ~2 more minutes to start, which is really annoying. Programs which don't start straight up: Steam, CoreTemp and Norton. This three are the most annoying ones, because I wanna use them mostly right after a boot.
Also when I try to start, right after the boot, Firefox, it also only starts after this 2 minutes together with the other programs, they all start then together in the same second. This wasn't a issue before the windows updates. But strangely chrome works, but I noticed some other programs also don't start straight up if I start them manually in this 2 minutes, but some do.
Stuff I tried to solve this problem yet:
Deleting all windows updates
Repair Install of Windows
Reinstalling the programs, which don't start straight up
Solving all registry faults with CCleaner

Nothing worked yet.
Maybe some of you know what the problem could be. My system is normally super fast and I hate it always to wait for everything.

Greetings Deidaraa

Answer:Some Startup Programs Don't Start Straight Up When Windows Starts

I think you just have too many startup programs - and some are big fellows. I would put the ones I do not immediately need in delayed startup and see whether that helps the ones I want asap.

You would also get much better results if you put the system and those programs on a SSD.

And don't uninstall the updates. There are many security updates that are far more important than a 2 minute delay.

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Since the infamous November Update, my setting to boot straight to desktop from start-up works but when I put the pc into sleep mode and wake it up, I now have to log on. Can anyone help please

Answer:Windows Update Upset Boot Straight to Desktop

Go to Power Options under System Setup and uncheck the

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Hi all,
Hope someone can assist me with this headache.
I have an HP dv5 1232 with vista home premium and recovery partition still intact ( i hope. )
I installed ubuntu to a partition of the hdd so on bootup I select windows of ubuntu from the grub menu.

When I upgraded to ubuntu 10.04 I chose to install grub file from the upgrade and followed instruction to tick all partitions to install it do ( maybe not the best move?)
To begin grub detected all OS but would only load Ubuntu - when I selected to load windows it sat in idle for a few seconds then just booted ubuntu instead.

however ....
Since trying to remedy this problem I have tried various methods of changing the mbr (bootrec.exe, bcdrebuild) but have actually gone back a step and now I don't even get the grub menu.
I have a vista recovery iso burnt to disc to get into command prompt, and can get into ubuntu via a live cd for terminal, however I've got no recovery or vista install discs to work with.

The partitions seem to be all intact If I could access the recovery partition and reinstall whole system to start over this would be great.- or any other suggestions welcomed.

Thanks in advance.

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I updated my Nokia 920 to Windows 8 and now I can't picture message. I tried entering in the codes that worked for Straight Talk prior to the update and they won't work either. Anyone else having this problem? Solution?

Answer:New Straight Talk Codes for Nokia 920 after Windows 8.1 update?

I'm having the same problem

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I want a windows phone for straight talk (verizon towers). And not the hawaie phone, or whatever that is. Thanks !!

Answer:I want a windows phone for straight talk (verizon towers).

I want one on Verizon's towers for straight talk too. AT&T signal around here sucks.

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Hello,

I have the System Builder license (Windows 8 64 bit Pro) not an upgrade.

I have Windows 7 on a physical HD for partition C on a completely separate HD (partition D) I have installed Windows 8.

Within the Windows 8 Metro interface I clicked on the charm settings in order to choose the option to restart, as I was watching the restart process and expecting to see a bootloader menu giving me the option to load either Windows 7 or Window 8 I instead watched as the Windows 7 logo appeared and loaded into.

I never received the option (or Boot Menu) to choose either Windows 7 or Windows 8.

If I put the Windows 8 DVD back into the DVD rom drive then I will receive the Boot Menu since the DVD is briefly read during boot sequence.

What gives??

Answer:Dual Boot not displaying, boots straight into Windows 7

Welcome to Eight Forums mothman.

For some reason the bootloader wasn't setup to dual boot.

Use your Windows 8 64 bit Pro DVD/USB to run Automatic repair, probably will need to run it three times with reboots each time.

Use option six to get to Trouble Shoot - advance options and Automatic Repair.
How to Boot to the Windows 8 Startup Options Menu

How Run a "Automatic Repair" to Fix Windows 8 Startup Problems

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About a week ago my WINDOWS LIVE MAIL,E-Mail started to go straight into my Deleted folder rather
than my INBOX as soon as I received it.Can anybody Help?.I use a DELL 4600 Computer with Internet
Explorer 8 running.

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Wow Guys! looks like there is another build out already those of you that just downloaded 10061 well this one is titled 10074 and has been leaked 9hrs ago from MS servers!
 
Yes there are iso files. Please note however this is currently ahead of the build conference so if you want to wait you can or you can download the ISO files and have fun!
 
Here are the links: 
Professional 10074 x64: https://mega.co.nz/#!b5hDRSJZ!Zmmu8ns3H8SnzzaGS59AElQFzoGuJo1ENDG8r4uFt0E
Professional 10074 x86  https://mega.co.nz/#!Gg5lzZyD!IPwt2ZNuRU2YnWwAB0IqpuwwBskTXeSNysedjksohTA
Enterprise 10074 x64 https://mega.co.nz/#!mxYQlTaI!GxGW_2DM5F3yxYfgraYLAtH-S1wWlz6MaXDGQec65lw
Enterprise 10074 x86 https://mega.co.nz/#!SgwVGDrS!1JgNeWbVVaQ5OkBRZwZ02pHy1-3ArJEeOZtlmGa0mps
 
Visual refresh came to Cortana Horray!
Xbox updates it's version meaning you can watch DVR videos directly from your PC! 
 
For all you Xbox One fans the drivers for the XONE controller are now included with this build no more MajorNelson. Just plug in and it will do it for you.
Yes that annoying bug is gone no more failed to launch Win32 apps.
When you minimize the music app it should still be playing audio.
I also got to mention that when you install a display driver sometime later it says its failed but keep an eye out I think its a bug since the display drivers worked on the last build
 
 
Bugs:
Developers can't launch the developer app in the settings tab to test apps and install... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 Build 10074 has leaked straight from MS servers!

This is the build for the conference

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I have a Nokia Lumia Icon (929) and on it I installed the Windows 10 Phone Insider Preview. My service provider is Straight Talk. I purchase the SIM card kit and placed the Verizon SIM into the phone. After activation on the Straight Talk website, I can make calls, send texts, and even send/receive MMS's. The problem is that the mobile data does not work. If I pay for it, I want to be able to use it. I can access the APN settings on the device and have tried a couple that I found on forums to no avail. Please, if any of you have a solution, it would be much appreciated.

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Not really sure if this is in the right section.

Situation:
Computer system with faulty HDD, damaged sectors, corrupted data and Windows 7 fails to start up, gets hung up.
Windows Error Recovery fails to work (Launch Startup Repair)
Non of the safe modes work, load last know configuration has no effect.
Unable to access disk through another Windows system, takes a long time to initialize the disk and ends up prompting to format the partition that it detects as RAW.

Solution:
The Windows 7 Repair Disc, boot have it analyze and attempt repairs.
Upon second boot, it gives the option to do more advanced test.
In my case I needed check disk, to have it find, mark and if possible recovery the data in those damaged sectors.

Now that the disk has been checked and the damaged sectors have been marked, windows can boot and be accessed by another windows system. I can now make copies of the data that needs to be kept.
Disk has been replaced under warranty, factory default image been installed and all data has been migrated to the new disk. A happy ending.

My problem:
The Windows Repair Disc is really troublesome to use on a HDD that?s damaged, I?ve used it several times before on a HDD with damaged sectors and it took me more than a full hour if not longer to get through the initial analyze attempt, after that I had to boot it a second time before I got to the needed tools, command prompt and check disk (chkdsk).

Is there an option to get Windows 7 Repair Disc to... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Repair Disc: Can skip straight to command prompt?

All tests are automated in Startup Repair IF it finds an installation to Repair in the first place.

If not then in your case you'd want to run Disk Check from Repair CD Command Line, which can be directly access by pressing Shift + F10 at first screen when booted into it.

If this fails or finds files system errors to repair, next run the maker's HD Diagnostic extended diagnostics/repair CD scan which may need to make surface repairs.

Then run Disk Check again from command line or Win7 if it boots now.

These two tests run in tandem can return a HD to working order, or at least working enough to retrieve files using Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console or Paragon Rescue CD freeware.

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Hi there,

I got a new pc about a month ago and have had so many problems getting windows 7 installed and updated with SP1 and the updates that follow SP1.

My windows disk is about 6 years old so pre Service Pack 1.

I installed windows fresh this morning and when I loaded into the desktop and went to windows update amount the 40 important updates was SP1.

I installed all the important updates and optional updates except for service pack 1 rebooted and then there were some more updates available so installed them aswell then I clicked to install Service Pack 1. Its file size was on 13mb so installed it which installed successfully then went back into updates and another service pack update was available of a bigger size so I installed this. I was then prompted to restart my computer and between the shutdown and loading back into windows it configured the service pack.

Now it's showing installed but it only took no more than 5 minutes to install as I have windows on a SSD drive.

Now the other day I tried to install the following 147 important updates post installing service pack 1 and it said updates installed successfully then prompted me to restart pc and when loaded back into desktop a popup message in the system tray said windows failed to install updates.

Is 147 updates to many to try installing all at once?

Can I please have some help as getting very frustrated having to continually reinstall windows.

Thanks

Answer:Fesh Install Windows 7 & SP1 ready to download straight after boot up

Sometimes they have to be installed in groups as some require others to install the next and windows does not always figure that out. I would try to run disk cleanup and ask it to clean out the old update stuff first, then try it in waves of 20 at first.

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Hi guys

My Toshiba Satellite C850 is not loading Windows 7 anymore. It goes straight to the error recovery boot screen. I have tried both options - launch recovery, start windows normally and also tried to boot in safe mode; no luck.

I woke up in the morning after hibernation during the night and it wasn't working.

Can anyone help me as it has my study files on there?


Thanks guys

Answer:Toshiba not loading windows 7 anymore, goes straight to Error screen

do you have a windows 7 cd or recovery disk? if you do pop it in and try booting, any missing or damaged files that the normal recovery process cant solve will take them off the disk.

Secondly.. WHY dont you have backups of you work if its that important!! leaving files on just 1 drive is a very BAD idea for this very reason.

admittedly even if windows was completely fubar you could take the hard drive out pop it in a caddy and then plug it into another pc and save the files from there.

from today try and consider the 3 2 1 backup method!

3 copies
2 formats
1 off site location.

basically 1 on your laptop, 1 on a pen drive and 1 on an external hdd or dvd.

2 formats isnt always possible with documents but saving text to a note padfile will work.

and 1 off site location, something like cloud storage, many offer free trials or small file accounts.

this is all essential.. especially in case of fire or property theft!!

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Answer:Can you change the Nokia windows phone to Straight Talk by buying a sim card?

You shouldn't post your IMEI number on the net unless you feel like having someone wipe your phone clean.

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Every time I start up my computer and select Windows 7 in the grub menu, it crashes to a blue screen with error text. The screen looks like this:

I have run Startup Repair many times and every time it doesn't work. I have also tried running System restore when Startup repair fails, but it gets stuck extracting a DLL.

I have Ubuntu Studio on a Live USB, Is there anything I can do to fix it from it?

I also have another computer with a bootable hard drive we could take out and boot into then try restore the backup from there.

Thanks in Advance, -InsertUser

Answer:Windows blue screens with error text straight after the loading Screen

Welcome to the forum.

Please follow the steps in this tutorial: Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Try posting these files from Safe Mode: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Hi,
I have an issue with windows 10.
It always mess all my windows opened when came back from sleep or logoff.
I use UltraHD monitor and besides of loosing windows positions and sizes Windows 10 also has some strange problems with scaling, fonts ets.

 

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Shows not plugged in when connected to my Denon receiver, but if I plug it in to my LG TV, it shows plugged in and does have audio. What gives?

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I have a Windows 8 nokia Lumina cricket phone it is unlocked which carrier would i have if I purchased a straight talk activation kit

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Guys plz help me out.Problem with my computer is as follows:

1)I start the computer,it shows the first screen of intel etc.
2)Then it goes to boot screen (before loading windows XP) and immediately screen becomes blank for around say 20 mins.
3)Then screen shows a progress bar at the bottom(as the one which is shown when computer is resumed after hibernation) it takes 30 more minutes to progress and then finally the computer starts.
4) But the strange thing is computer works fine once windows has started.

So total it takes around 50 mins to start the normal working of windows.
I have not added any new hardware or upgraded RAM etc.My PC is 3 years old and have a P4 processor with 512 MB of RAM.

Can anyone please help me out about this problem.

Answer:[SOLVED] Longer time "before" booting

hi, you have not added any new hard drive but have you added any new software or change any configuration in XP or at the BIOS.

It is hard to tell what could be casuing this but if we start with basic at least we will have a better understanding of what might be causing this. The first thing you can try is, when your pc is booting, and you are displayed the splash screen of dell, just before tht keep pressing f8 as fast as you can, This should display the advance boot option, if you are displayed device priority then press escape key in keyboard to cancel.
If f8 does display this, choose the option safe-mode, and see if this makes it load any faster, if f8 doesn't work try f5 key.

If i am right this problem happens way before the scroll bar load so it could be issue with hardware.
When safe mode does load, click start, then run and type msconfig, click start-up and uncheck everything, click apply and click exit with restart.
You don't have to do this in safe mode you can try in normal mode, the reason i asked you to access safe mode to see if it is any faster.

Any way the other thing you can try is making sure you uninstall unnecessary programs, this can use resources and memory, you can do this from add/remove. The other thing you can try is also going to microsoft website update and download the latest updated.

Now, pc is 3 years old, hard drive might have lots of corrupt sectors or fragmented. So the first thing you can try, click start then run and type dfr... Read more

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i dont like windows 8 so i instaled windows 7 64-bit but cant fine any internet divers i would be gratfull if any one could link me the downloads for them thanks dean













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Answer:z580 windows 7 64-bit

hi nufcbailey,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
Your issue might be similar to this thread.
 
If you also have the Liteon WB225 BGN+BT HMC WLAN Card WCBN608AH-L6 (p5), can you try to install this driver:
- Wireless LAN Driver (CyberTan/Broadcom, Liteon/Atheros)
 
If you have a different wireless card, check this driver along with a list of its supported devices:
- Wireless LAN Driver (Intel, Cybertan, Liteon)
 
 
Regards

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Question: Z580 windows XP

Is there any instruction how to install windows XP pro on Z580 ?Windows 8 is pre-installed and I want to use XP and 8.  Thank you...

Answer:Z580 windows XP

HiWelcome to the forumsAs of my knowledge, windows 8 pre-instslled of gpt partitions and windows xp does not install on gpt disks. Dual booting windows xp on windows 8 is a process of hassles.Regards





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