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Curious Problem Booting from Windows 10 Installation USB?

Question: Curious Problem Booting from Windows 10 Installation USB?

I've just created a Windows 10 installation USB using the Media Creation Tool.

I then booted it on my Windows 8.1 Pro desktop PC just to check the USB stick would boot. It booted to the first installation Windows 10 installation window as expected. I didn't want to do anything else so I just removed the USB drive and hit the PC restart button.

On restart, the PC did a chkdsk scan of drive C: and then started automatic repair for no apparent reason!

After a few minutes of watching the automatic repair rotating circle, I just powered off the PC and restarted the PC and it booted fine straight into Windows 8.1 as normal.

Why would removing the Windows 10 USB then pressing the reset button cause chkdsk to run and automatic repair to be invoked on restart?

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Answer: Curious Problem Booting from Windows 10 Installation USB?

Originally Posted by Steve C


I've just created a Windows 10 installation USB using the Media Creation Tool.

I then booted it on my Windows 8.1 Pro desktop PC just to check the USB stick would boot. It booted to the first installation Windows 10 installation window as expected. I didn't want to do anything else so I just removed the USB drive and hit the PC restart button.

On restart, the PC did a chkdsk scan of drive C: and then started automatic repair for no apparent reason!

After a few minutes of watching the automatic repair rotating circle, I just powered off the PC and restarted the PC and it booted fine straight into Windows 8.1 as normal.

Why would removing the Windows 10 USB then pressing the reset button cause chkdsk to run and automatic repair to be invoked on restart?



Perhaps it had already begun rebuild boot files.
You probably should have aborted the install, closing the windows then clicking 'Yes' when prompted 'Are you sure you want to quit the installation?'
Are you booting to the USB trough the BIOS or are you opening the USB and clicking on the 'Setup.exe'?

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I've just created a Windows 10 installation USB using the Media Creation Tool.

I then booted it on my Windows 8.1 Pro desktop PC just to check the USB stick would boot. It booted to the first installation Windows 10 installation window as expected. I didn't want to do anything else so I just removed the USB drive and hit the PC restart button.

On restart, the PC did a chkdsk scan of drive C: and then started automatic repair for no apparent reason!

After a few minutes of watching the automatic repair rotating circle, I just powered off the PC and restarted the PC and it booted fine straight into Windows 8.1 as normal.

Why would removing the Windows 10 USB then pressing the reset button cause chkdsk to run and automatic repair to be invoked on restart?

Answer:Curious Problem Booting from Windows 10 Installation USB?

Steve C said:

I've just created a Windows 10 installation USB using the Media Creation Tool.

I then booted it on my Windows 8.1 Pro desktop PC just to check the USB stick would boot. It booted to the first installation Windows 10 installation window as expected. I didn't want to do anything else so I just removed the USB drive and hit the PC restart button.

On restart, the PC did a chkdsk scan of drive C: and then started automatic repair for no apparent reason!

After a few minutes of watching the automatic repair rotating circle, I just powered off the PC and restarted the PC and it booted fine straight into Windows 8.1 as normal.

Why would removing the Windows 10 USB then pressing the reset button cause chkdsk to run and automatic repair to be invoked on restart?



Perhaps it had already begun rebuild boot files.
You probably should have aborted the install, closing the windows then clicking 'Yes' when prompted 'Are you sure you want to quit the installation?'
Are you booting to the USB trough the BIOS or are you opening the USB and clicking on the 'Setup.exe'?

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when you upgrade from windows 7 to windows 10 does it really upgrade to win 10 or
does it upgrade win 7 to win 8.1 ?

Reason why I ask this is because I just use BelarcAdvisor Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit, for software, hardware and security configuration information on your computer. Software license management, IT asset management, cyber security audits, and more.
and it displayed all my specs but shows Windows 8.1 Professional after I did the windows 10 upgrade.

Now when I use Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder Magical Jelly Bean that shows
that I have Windows 10 Pro Windows 10 Pro Product Part No.: [TH]X19-9 Installed from
'Full Packaged Product' media.

which one these is more accurate can anyone explain..

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I just installed windows xp on an old compaq presario computer I have. The installation went fine, and everything was running perfectly. But the computer froze and I had to reboot it. Now it will not boot up at all. It doesn't even get to loading windows xp, it just stops with a flashing cursor on the screen over the Compaq logo. I cannot access the bios screen or anything. I tried to reboot from the installation disc, and that doesn't work either. Please help!!!
 

Answer:Problem booting new installation of windows xp

Please do not post duplicate threads.
 

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Hello, I had installed Samsung SSD Pro 840 on Lenovo G510 with the help of Samsung Data Migration and it was working perfectly but now i want to install new windows and its stucked on the boot progress. Some months ago i had installed new BIOS ver. 3.07 to 3.09. Furthermore, I have installed the Seagate harddrive now but having same booting issue. Maybe of BIOS ver. ?

Answer:Booting problem on Windows Installation

hi jklogic,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
A few questions:
1. Is the Seagate drive the orignal HDD that came with the machine (with Win8.1 preloaded)? If yes, is the system stucked on the lenovo screen (similar to this thread) or during/after the windows loading screen?
 
2. What other version of Windows are you trying to install on the Samsung SSD? If you're trying to install Windows 7 or older, have you tried to the set the following in the BIOS?
 
Security Tab:
Secure Boot = Disabled
Boot Tab:
UEFI = Disabled
Boot Mode = Legacy
Exit Tab:
OS Optimized Defaults = Other OS
 
 
Let me know how it goes.
 
Regards

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I just installed windows xp on an older PC I have. The installation went fine and everything was working perfectly. The computer then froze and I had to reboot. Now it will not boot up at all. The computer is an Old Compaq presario, and it doesn't even start to load windows up when I boot it up. I cannot access the bios, or anything. I tried to boot from the installation disk, and nothing - it won't recognize anything. Please help!!
 

Answer:Problem booting new installation of windows xp

Try clearing CMOS
 

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Hello,

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

I've been trying to fix my laptop (Acer Aspire) for about 2 months, and it's been a bit of a saga. I've tried lots of things, and have persisted because it's seemed like I've been gradually honing in on a solution, rather than chasing a lost cause.

I was on Vista, which came with the laptop, but then the laptop got very ill, to the point where I wanted to do the Acer factory restore, but this didn't work, nor did any of the various recovery options in Windows. I was worried that the hard drive was physically damaged, so I wanted to try formatting it, which I decided to try and do in the course of installing Windows 7. This didn't work, so instead I formatted the hard drive using Ubuntu, and then tried Windows 7 again. That didn't work, because the hard drive needed to be NTFS, so I re-formatted it as NTFS using GParted.

However, Windows 7 install still isn't working: it goes most of the way but then just hangs indefinitely on a black screen with 'Setup is updating registry files' written on it. I've googled this and it seems that this is quite a common problem when installing W7. However, the problem that I have is that all of the solutions offered are to do with booting up as normal and changing things in Control Panel etc, which obviously I can't do.

I can go into more details about what has happened if needed, but basically the state of play now is:


I need to install Windows 7 from a cd-rom I hav... Read more

Answer:Need to fix a Windows 7 installation problem without booting to desktop

Hi i think I would be testing the hdd for issues try downloading and burning this to a disc or if you know the maker go to their support site and get their diagnostic tool
SeaTools | Seagate ask a friend to burn it for you use imgburn The Official ImgBurn Website
and read the tutorial on seatools for dos

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Anyone have any information on a particular problem with dell computors booting from the cd rom drive or dvd drive. My problem is I have tried to do a boot from my XP installation cd and the resource cd (both bootable discs) to bring windows up into recovery console. Both these disks were included in my purchase of the unit direct from Dell. After doing some checking on this issue i found many suggestions on how it might be done. So far it doesn't work the conventional way just pop it in and boot. doesn't work if you reset the boot sequence, and it doesn't work if you try to disable the SATA drive, and different variations of turning on and off either of the two optical drives. After selecting boot cdrom at the boot option window it always says cdrom is unavailable. Now Dell has not posted a solution to this issue on the support web site it only suggests the doing the same steps i have tried. Several users have this issue which have posted in various blogs but no one seems to have a fix. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Problem booting windows XP installation disk and Dell computors

What is the model of this Dell.

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I have a 3-day old clean install of Windows 10 Pro x64 version 1511. This is sysprep-ed install with 'Users' folder relocated to D: drive.

This install, as I suddenly discovered, suffered from the following issue:

When I started Windows Feedback app, it presented me with a "Sign in" button. Hitting that button did nothing. The button blinked, but nothing happened.In Store app, when I opened the menu and selected "Sign in" nothing happened.When setting up Cortana, when I got to the point where it asked me to sign in, hitting the "Sign in" button did nothing.

Meanwhile, apps like Contact Support worked fine - they asked me to sign in and I signed in successfully.

It appeared that all apps that were supposed to use this standard "Choose an account" dialog

were "broken". The dialog did not appear and sign in simply did not work. All other apps seemed to work fine.

Doing SFC, DISM and stuff did not help at all.

So, I decided to do another clean reinstall of the same system in order to figure out at what stage that "Sign in" would die. And I did reinstall it, going through my standard procedure of doing sysprep in order to relocate 'Users' folder to D: drive. The install went through smoothly. But immediately after the first boot the problem was already there (!). Right away, on a perfectly clean spanking new install I was already unable to log into Windows Feedback because the "Sign In" button did not ... Read more

Answer:Some curious installation experience with Sysprep

AndreyT said:

It appears that the problem occurs only when the machine is connected to network during sysprep. Such installs of Windows 10 1511 end up with broken "Sign In" functionality in some apps. My other, WiFi, machine installed fine because it, obviously, had no network connection at sysprep stage. I still don't know whether it is caused by a mere network connection or specifically by Internet connection. Figuring everything out would require a lot more tests.



This is a known issue with Sysprep in Windows 10. This quote from a Ten Forums tutorial Windows 10 Image - Customize in Audit Mode with Sysprep - Windows 10 Forums. I have highlighted the recommendation:







   Note
Please notice before proceeding!

Disconnect your technician machine used for customizing the Windows image completely from all networks before starting the installation
Be sure that you install Windows 10 without entering the product key and without any whatsoever network connectionWhen booted to Audit Mode desktop (Part Two), you can connect the machine to the network to download and install Windows ADK and softwareAs Windows is not activated when booted to Audit Mode when following these guidelines you cannot customize the theme. Use a Windows themepack file instead, for instance creating the theme (colors, backgrounds, sounds, screensaver) you'd like to use for the default user profile on another computer and applying the t... Read more

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i have A1524N Hp media center desktop ..i am trying to install window proff in it ..the setups process went good and it says after restart ur setup will continue ..but when it restarts it comes again on setup menu again ..and everything start from the beginning once again ..i checked boot sequence it was on cd then hard drive ..so i removed cd from cd Rom and changed boot sequence to hard drive first ...but its not booting ..could anybody help me in that ..when it restart it shows a msg to go in confirgaration menu ..so i had tried everything in that menu ..but did't help ..could anybdoy suggest me how can i boot my computer now ..thanks in advance ?? i have tried customer service and he said ur cd is busted..so i tried another cd and same thing happened ..plz help ???

Answer:problem in booting after installation ???

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Originally Posted by bindudhindsa


i have A1524N Hp media center desktop ..i am trying to install window proff in it ..the setups process went good and it says after restart ur setup will continue ..but when it restarts it comes again on setup menu again ..and everything start from the beginning once again ..i checked boot sequence it was on cd then hard drive ..so i removed cd from cd Rom and changed boot sequence to hard drive first ...but its not booting ..could anybody help me in that ..when it restart it shows a msg to go in confirgaration menu ..so i had tried everything in that menu ..but did't help ..could anybdoy suggest me how can i boot my computer now ..thanks in advance ?? i have tried customer service and he said ur cd is busted..so i tried another cd and same thing happened ..plz help ???




G'Day bindudhindsa,

When you are initially installing Windows?XP, there will be a "Set Up" Blue Screen where you will see all the Drivers being loaded across the bottom of the screen.
Once the Drivers are loaded, and the HDD formatted, the computer will reboot to continue with the installation.
When it reboots, it will give a Black screen saying Boot from CD....Press any key to Boot from CD....
(This screen is very similar to the original Black Boot/Set Up screen that you saw.)

This time...DO NOT TOUCH IT!...Just fold your arms and DO NOTHING!

This it quite normal, just leave the scree... Read more

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I bought a new cooler and a new atx case after moving my PC to my new case and installing my new cooler my PC wont start... well my PC still runs, fans, gpus, cpu fans, led lights etc. only my monitor and keyboard & mouse lights wont start, I also tried using a different monitor but to no avail... any ideas?

Answer:Problem in PC not booting-up after new cooler installation

Are you getting any beep codes? I'd try reseating the GPUs, memory and check all your power cables.

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hey guys and girls. hopefully you will be able to help me. i've spent all day today googling and trying all suggestions to no avail.

i had windows xp pro sp3 installed on a 200GB SATA drive that started failing. so I added a 500GB SATA drive to the same channel, but as master. i also have a dvd burner and another hard drive, so when i installed windows on the new (500gb) drive this is how it was all setup

DVD-drive (channel 1 master)
IDE 80GB HDD (channel 1 slave) - media files only

500GB SATA hdd (channel 2 master) - empty, new drive
200GB sata hdd (channel 2 slave) - windows xp still installed

i went ahead and installed a new copy of windows xp to the new hard drive. everything went fine. after installation the boot screen showed two copies of windows, and the default (first) one was the NEW installation on the 500GB drive.

after going in i moved all the files from the 200GB drive to the new drive, and deleted all the folders from the old drive, including the Windows folder from it.

i kept restarting as i installed updates and there was no problem...everything working great.

then i realize that in my BIOS, the settings were to boot from the 200GB drive as it had been in the past. i changed that to boot from the 500GB drive (which has the windows files after all!) and i got "disk boot failure, please insert a boot disk and press enter".

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I created a new partition as part of XP installation. after the formatting completed the PC the HD will not boot and hangs.With the XP installation disc after the message Setup is checking your computers hardware configuration I get a black screen and the system hangs. I cannot access the drive to continue the XO installaion.

Answer:XP installation problem, Hard drive not booting

Are you sure the partition is formatted (NTFS or FAT32)? Do you have more than one partition?

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Hi friends,
my vista home basic is not booting from this morning. i spent this whole day to correct it but nothing worked for me.

i put my recovery cd but the recovery option cannot detecting vista. morning there 5 options for recovering . but now i cannot even format the hard disk , so now i cannot do a new installation also. when i try to do a new installation it is asking for load the drivers. i have done that . my hard disk is 8o gb and it shows that 10 gb is using for recovey and the other 70 gb unallocated place when i try to create a new partion it fails. i dont know what to do. mine is a dell inspiron530s desktop

yesterday i shutdown the PC normal way. but this morning its not booting. today only i did some BIOS changes and again i changed it to default settings.

morning there was one option recover to factory image settings but now there is no option like that............

please help meeeeeeeeeeee

Answer:Help me i am in trouble vista booting problem now cannot do new installation also

Hi
I suggest you read the following thread, particularly the second post which is by OldGrayGary. That may help provide the solution to your predicament.

www.techsupportforum.com/microsoft-support/windows-vista-support/174502-window-vista-winxp-both-exist-1-comp.html

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I just put a new hard drive in. Didn't work, messed around found out it was the CMOS. Booted up first time, got the "Found new hardware" thing. I then partitioned and formatted it and it worked great, until it got to 100% then the whole thing froze. No mouse not tab no nothing. Had to do a hard shutdown. Now when I boot up it gets to the screen with the blue bar scrolling across on the bottom.


After that it flashes the BSOD. Then it restarts itself. It then asks me if I want to start in safemode and all that kind of stuff. I click on any of them and goes back to the windows screen. Up pops the BSOD and start the whole process over again.



Also, it does not recognize my optical drive./

Can anyone help me?

Answer:Booting up after new hard drive installation problems. Also BSOD problem

Its probably a bad drive.

What is your EIDE Configuration?

How are the slave and master set and state what drives and Optical drives are on which channel.

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Hi so i installed windows 10 about 2 weeks ago and i didnt like it so TIME FOR A DOWNGRADE. Try to boot to the cd and here is the screen i got

Answer:windows installation not booting...

Od you cant see the picture here Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet

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Hello,
I have just installed Windows 8.1 and would like to know how I can boot with Windows 7. I have Windows 7 when I installed Windows 8. Is there a way to go back to Windows 7 with no re install?
Thanks

Answer:Booting with Windows 7 instead of 8 after installation.

How did you install 8.1? To a different partition?

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My computer is currently set up to dual boot between Windows 7 and Windows XP. I mainly use the XP partition as storage, while I run the Windows 7 partition most of the time. The version of Windows 7 that is currently installed is an RC version (Build 7127).

I recently decided that it was time to upgrade to the full version of Windows 7 (32-bit, to keep things simple). The operating system installed with no apparent errors, until I tried selecting Windows 7 from the Windows Boot Manager at start-up. The Windows XP partition (listed as Earlier Version of Windows) still works, but the Windows 7 partition gives an error (Status: 0xc0000225). The info it gives is: "The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible". The given error has something to do with asking me to unplug anything I had recently plugged into the computer (USB device/MP3 player), but I haven't plugged anything in, so that led me to believe it was a driver problem. However, it seems odd that the RC version of Windows 7 works, while the final version does not. So, I re-installed the RC version so I could use the computer again (the XP partition has driver problems that cause Very strange errors on the internet, so I prefer to not use it, but don't look into those errors too much... I only use that partition for storage now)

I tried reinstalling multiple times, and I tried using the Startup Recovery tool that's on the installation disk, but it couldn't detect any ... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Not Booting Properly After Installation

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My computer is currently set up to dual boot between Windows 7 and Windows XP. I mainly use the XP partition as storage, while I run the Windows 7 partition most of the time. The version of Windows 7 that is currently installed is an RC version (Build 7127).

I recently decided that it was time to upgrade to the full version of Windows 7 (32-bit, to keep things simple). The operating system installed with no apparent errors, until I tried selecting Windows 7 from the Windows Boot Manager at start-up. The Windows XP partition (listed as Earlier Version of Windows) still works, but the Windows 7 partition gives an error (Status: 0xc0000225). The info it gives is: "The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible". The given error has something to do with asking me to unplug anything I had recently plugged into the computer (USB device/MP3 player), but I haven't plugged anything in, so that led me to believe it was a driver problem. However, it seems odd that the RC version of Windows 7 works, while the final version does not. So, I re-installed the RC version so I could use the computer again (the XP partition has driver problems that cause Very strange errors on the internet, so I prefer to not use it, but don't look into those errors too much... I only use that partition for storage now)

I tried reinstalling multiple times, and I tried using the Startup Recovery tool that's on the installation disk, but it couldn't detect any problems. Also, ... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Not Booting Properly After Installation

Bump for the day ~ All help is appreciated, so if anyone has Any ideas, post them :)

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Frozen black screen on startup

My computer was only running firefox and then completely froze out and I couldnt open task manager, switch users or anything. I let the computer sit there for a while not wanting to click anything thinking it would unfreeze by itself in a short while, and then suddenly a noise started coming out at regular intervals. Then the computer just switched off.

On restart I got a BSOD that i wrote down but ive lost the paper for the error message now. I ran the Recovery Console from the XP CD and chkdsk /r and it finished. When i restarted I got another BSOD:

"UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME"

I ran chkdsk /r using the Recovery Console again, with it completing and then this time on restart I got another BSOD message.

"Stop:C0000135 (unable to locate component) This application has failed to start because USP10.dll was found. Re-installing the application may fix this"

I ran chkdsk again a few times and nothing happened, still getting the same BSOD message on restart.

After more googling I found out to run a repair installation from the XP CD instead of the Recovery Console, the website I used just told me to "continue with on-screen instructions". So I ran the repair installation and the first time I ran it, the computer restarted and I thought it had been fixed. Windows XP appeared to be installing itself for the first time and I paniced because I thought I had accidentally pressed the wrong button and chosen to fresh i... Read more

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~Background~

There were some power failures last week which caused some errors on my hdd and I spent 3 days reading this forum, trying to fix my windows 7 boot.

I finally fixed it after running chkdisk through a Windows repair disk after trying various other solutions to no avail. Thankfully, no files were lost (Besides the most important stuff was backed up)

I have an anxiety disorder and I work solely on the PC.
This incident was very hard on my health so I want to make sure that whatever happens I can get to work.

So I had an idea.

~Idea~

A while back I was reading about dual booting and it seemed quite interesting.
So, I've had this idea.

I have a 1 TB HDD.

It has two partitions, "System Reserved" and "C".

I create a new partition called G of let's say 100GB.

I then transfer my music, videos, photos to an external drive.

I uninstall all unnecessary programms/games from C.

I make sure C has about 50-60 GB of used space.

Afterwards, I make a system image using either the Windows 7 built-in tool
or Macrium Reflect/Acronis and transfer all my media back to C.

Could I then restore that system image on the new partition?

The end result I want to achieve is to have a "backup windows 7 installation"
If something happens to my Main installation, I can get to work on the second one.
Of course I backup my work to an external drive everyday.
I don't want to lose any more working days...

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I have a windows xp installation cd extracted to a partition on a computer which I want to netboot from. Then I've netbooted into WinPe which is apparently able to invoke a windows installation given a source directory. The problem is, I'm stuck in volume Q: - which is a ram-disk and I haven't the slightest clue how I'd swap over to the volume I've extracted the xp install disk into.

Thanks.
 

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Hi,

I'm trying to install a Windows 7 Profession 64 bit version over a Windows 7 Home Edition 32 bit version.
I know this isn't possible without a clean install, but my problem is, the installation won't boot whatsoever.

Two days ago I installed a fresh copy of W7 32 bit over a vista 32 bit with a flash drive on a laptop with no problem, so I know how you make a bootable USB.

This time however, using the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool didn't cut it for me as, even though it was prioritzed in BIOS, nothing would happen and W7 32 bit would just boot like normal.

So I tried to manually set up the bootable flash drive, which also didn't work.

After a lot of searching on google, I learned the problem might have something to do with the bootsector not able to be run on a 32 bit OS.

So, I found another guide: http://www.mydigitallife.info/how-t...able-usb-flash-memory-key-or-hard-disk-drive/

I used the W7 32 bit version I used on the laptop 2 days ago, and put the bootsector of that version on the flash drive.

Again, this didn't work as the computer would just boot windows 7 32 bit like usual (and again, I adjusted the priority in BIOS)

Now I got enough of trying the flash drive to work, I tried burning the ISO file on a DVD using Imgburn.

Burning the DVD went smoothly and I quickly had a DVD with the W7 64 bit installation files.

This however, didn't solve anything as (again, prioritzing the DVD) W7 would boot up as usual.

I&#... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 installation not booting through Flash Drive or DVD

please do not duplicate posts here
Not sure if you have die to a server error - i have been experiencing here
however, closing this post
continue here
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1068945-windows-7-installation-not-booting.html
 

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I got a HP Notebook yesterday that had Windows 8.1 on it. Today I decided I wanted to reinstall Windows 10 (not upgrade, but clean install) on it and I do have experience in reinstalling operating systems. I reinstalled Windows 10 from a USB stick and when the computer restarted after the installation was done, it would keep booting from the USB stick. I exited the installation screen and then went to the BIOS to change boot priority to "OS Manager", but all I got was an error which I don't remember what it said, and then it just restarted again.

So my question is, how can I get Windows 10 to boot after is has installed and restarted? I really need help fast as I can't seem to solve this myself and it is really frustrating me.

This is my laptop: HP 15.6 Laptop - Black (Intel Celeron N3050 / 500GB HDD / 4GB RAM / Windows 8.1) : Laptops - Best Buy Canada

Answer:Windows 10 Installation keeps booting from USB after clean install

If there is no USB drive connected then the BIOS will automatically choose the next boot device in line...
(You did remove the USB drive, right?)
...for example the next on the list may be your CD drive and the one after that may be your HDD.

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Hi,

I'm trying to install a Windows 7 Profession 64 bit version over a Windows 7 Home Edition 32 bit version.

I know this isn't possible without a clean install, but my problem is, the installation won't boot whatsoever.

Two days ago I installed a fresh copy of W7 32 bit over a vista 32 bit with a flash drive on a laptop with no problem, so I know how you make a bootable USB.

This time however, using the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool didn't cut it for me as, even though it was prioritzed in BIOS, nothing would happen and W7 32 bit would just boot like normal.

So I tried to manually set up the bootable flash drive, which also didn't work.

After a lot of searching on google, I learned the problem might have something to do with the bootsector not able to be run on a 32 bit OS.

So, I found another guide: How to Install Windows 7 or Vista from Bootable Portable USB Flash Memory Key or Hard Disk Drive ? My Digital Life

I used the W7 32 bit version I used on the laptop 2 days ago, and put the bootsector of that version on the flash drive with CMD.

Again, this didn't work as the computer would just boot windows 7 32 bit like usual (and again, I adjusted the priority in BIOS)

Now I got enough of trying the flash drive to work, I tried burning the ISO file on a DVD using Imgburn.

Burning the DVD went smoothly and I quickly had a DVD with the W7 64 bit installation files.

This however, didn't solve anything as (again, prioritzing the DVD) W7 ... Read more

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Hi,
I've just bought new Asus R540LJ with SSD inside.
I'm trying to install Windows 10 but I get blue screen just after it boots I supose.
Nothing happens, just loading and blue screen.
Tried with pendrive usb 3/dvd. Win 8.1 and Win 10.
Is there anything I can do about it or should I send my laptop back where I bought it?

Answer:Windows 10 Blue Screen while booting installation

fryderykst,

Welcome to TenForums!

That is strange...

Doesn't the Asus R540LJ laptop come with Windows 10 already installed and working? Or, let us know if the machine did not come with an installed Operating System.

Is this a brand new SSD drive? Has it been initialized?

If not, and you first want to rule out issues with the SSD, CrystalDiskInfo can help you check the Solid State Drive's health:
CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World

There is also SSD Life, or, check if the manufacturer of the drive has its own utility.

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I built a new desktop and i'm trying to install windows 10 on it. I can get into the bios fine and all my components are showing up. I set my initial boot device as the USB and then reboot my PC to start the installation process. The windows logo shows up,but as soon as it gets to purple setup screen for installation my PC shutsdown and reboots. This same process keeps looping and I can't get the w10 installation process started. I only have my keyboard, monitor and USBconnected to the desktop IO panel. I tried a different USB installed with windows 7 but get the same problem.

Answer:Windows 10 Installation Crashing and rebooting while booting from USB

My mother-in-law's computer started doing that. Turned out it was the keyboard was physically bad, believe it or not. I would recommend try starting it up with no keyboard or mouse connected and see if it stays on. Also make sure all the internal components are firmly seated. Also try starting it up without the USB flash drive inserted and see if it will stay on the No Boot Device warning screen without rebooting on it's own.

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I want to install Windows 7 on an HP Pavillion Desktop which happens to have a
Sata Harddisk with an IDE DVDRW.
I set the boot Priority to the DVDRW then the Harddisk and placed the Windows disk on the dvd drive to boot from it.
But it is not booting from the CD as booting still goes to the Harddisk.
My understanding is that SATA takes First Priority.
Well in such a scenario what does one do in order to install Windows?
Please note both drives are detected in the BIOS

Thank you all for your advise
 

Answer:Solved: New Windows Installation Booting Issues

SATA doesn't take priority, I've installed Windows 7 numerous times from PATA/IDE drives with a SATA drive.

Are you sure the DVD drive works? Can it read a DVD properly? Also you mention CD, but Windows 7 comes on a DVD.

Also since this is an HP you can press ESC, F10, or F12 and choose a one time boot device rather than changing BIOS boot order.
 

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Hi,

I've got a problem with my Windows 7 installation in that - it wont boot! Either in normal or safe mode!

I've tracked the problem down to a driver - CTMMount.sys which was installed by a recent installation of Comodo Time Machine - which has since been uninstalled but doesnt look like the uninstallation has worked correctly.

Therefore I could do with editing the registry/startup procedure so that this file doesnt attempt to load and then I can get back into Windows 7 - has anyone any idea how I can do this?

Thanks

Ewan

Answer:Need to edit registry on non-booting Windows 7 installation

Why don't you just try a startup repair? It's probably a bit safer.
Startup Repair[2]=Performance Maintenance

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How do I set my BIOS to have the DVD boot and install Windows 10 in UEFI mode? I do see a setting on my Asus motherboard UEFI "CSM Compatability" and in there are three options:
UEFI and Legacy OPROM
Legacy OPROM only
UEFI only

Do I select UEFI only option here?

What is the benefit of installing in UEFI vs Legacy? All I understand is that the system sets up more partitions.

Answer:Booting a Win 10 DVD in UEFi Mode for Windows installation

Anyone? :-)

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I got a HP Notebook yesterday that had Windows 8.1 on it. Today I decided I wanted to reinstall Windows 10 (not upgrade, but clean install) on it and I do have experience in reinstalling operating systems. I reinstalled Windows 10 from a USB stick and when the computer restarted after the installation was done, it would keep booting from the USB stick. I exited the installation screen and then went to the BIOS to change boot priority to "OS Manager", but all I got was an error which I don't remember what it said, and then it just restarted again.

So my question is, how can I get Windows 10 to boot after is has installed and restarted? I really need help fast as I can't seem to solve this myself and it is really frustrating me.

This is my laptop: HP 15.6 Laptop - Black (Intel Celeron N3050 / 500GB HDD / 4GB RAM / Windows 8.1) : Laptops - Best Buy Canada

Answer:Windows 10 Installation keeps booting from USB after clean install

If there is no USB drive connected then the BIOS will automatically choose the next boot device in line...
(You did remove the USB drive, right?)
...for example the next on the list may be your CD drive and the one after that may be your HDD.

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My pc won't load windows 10.. it gives Error code 0xc000000f.. it allows me to go to startup settings, to start in safe mode, in low resolution mode etc..., but anyway it wont log in, it gives an error UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME... So i decided to install a windows 7 with a bootable usb.. and when I boot from usb it loads the installation windows screen, then the windows logo, and then stucks in a black screen with a cursor and no options... I tried burning the windows in a dvd.. same problem.. anyone has some solutions ?

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Ok, I have an external hard drive (150GB) which is partitioned into two parts. One partition , about 145gb, is data and files of my own. Then there is an extended partition at 5gb in size, which contains windows xp installation files. What I did was take my windows xp cd, make an ISO, and then extracted the iso and put the files into the extended partition of my external usb hard drive.

The computer I want to install to has a cd drive that is not working and thus i cannot install windows xp from a cd. The BIOS of the computer DOES support booting from a USB device.

I have partition magic software and have used it to create the 5gb extended partition on the usb external drive. However, I don't know how to configure anything so that it will acutally know to boot from this partition and what files to use to start the installation.

Any ideas!!?
 

Answer:booting a windows XP installation from an external hard drive

The partition on the external drive that contains the installation files needs to be an active partition in order to boot from it.

Personally, I would install a working CD drive. They are quite inexpensive these days.
 

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Hi,

I'm trying to install a Windows 7 Profession 64 bit version over a Windows 7 Home Edition 32 bit version.

I know this isn't possible without a clean install, but my problem is, the installation won't boot whatsoever.

Two days ago I installed a fresh copy of W7 32 bit over a vista 32 bit with a flash drive on a laptop with no problem, so I know how you make a bootable USB.

This time however, using the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool didn't cut it for me as, even though it was prioritzed in BIOS, nothing would happen and W7 32 bit would just boot like normal.

So I tried to manually set up the bootable flash drive, which also didn't work.

After a lot of searching on google, I learned the problem might have something to do with the bootsector not able to be run on a 32 bit OS.

So, I found another guide: http://www.mydigitallife.info/how-t...able-usb-flash-memory-key-or-hard-disk-drive/

I used the W7 32 bit version I used on the laptop 2 days ago, and put the bootsector of that version on the flash drive.

Again, this didn't work as the computer would just boot windows 7 32 bit like usual (and again, I adjusted the priority in BIOS)

Now I got enough of trying the flash drive to work, I tried burning the ISO file on a DVD using Imgburn.

Burning the DVD went smoothly and I quickly had a DVD with the W7 64 bit installation files.

This however, didn't solve anything as (again, prioritzing the DVD) W7 would boot up as usual.

I&... Read more

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 installation not booting through Flash Drive or DVD

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I have been given the challenge to make a way to install Windows without any installation media and without having to even touch the computer while it's installing. So far I've made a .wim image with the help of this guide and I've made an Autounattend.xml file with the help of this guide. I put the install.wim image in the \sources directory on a flash drive and the Autounattend.xml file in the root of the flash drive, and it does exactly what I want it to - all except it's not on a partition. So I move it to a partition and add a boot entry using EasyBCD. It boots fine, but it acts like the Autounattend.xml file isn't even there. So right now I have the choice of hands free installation with media, or manual installation without media. My main question is why the Autounattend.xml file isn't working when I boot the same media from a partition. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Problems booting an unattended Windows installation from a partition

Is this some sort of school project? I can't vouch for anyone else, but I would feel terrible if I gave you information that basically did the project for you.

Usually people do this with Windows PE. Have you checked it out?

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Hi everyone,

I am using Windows 7. I tried installing ubuntu with the option " Include Ubuntu along with window partition".

While installing ubuntu, error occurred. Now unable to boot Windows also. It prompts for recovery cd.

I am not having recovery disk.

Tried using other machine's recovery cd - Diskpart. But got the following error while selecting a partition.

virtual disk service error:
this operation is not allowed on an invalid disk. The disk may be invalid beacuse it is corrupted or failing, or it may be invalid because it is offline.

Required your help to recover windows without affecting the existing data.

Thanks.

Answer:Error in booting Windows after Ubuntu installation failure

Try a Startup Repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times




   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create



Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

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Hi there. I've built a brand new HTPC and it has UEFI BIOS on it. I've tried to install Windows 7 with USB drive that I've made UEFI bootable with Rufus, but it gives me blue screen everytime after Windows goes from "Windows files are loading" screen to a Windows logo animation. The hard drive that I'm using is set to MBR, (I know that I should set it to GPT for UEFI installation). I don't want to have a UEFI version of Windows in my system anymore. How do I install legacy version of Windows 7 from USB stick on UEFI BIOS capable PC with HDD using MBR?

Answer:How to prevent Windows 7 installation from booting in UEFI mode?

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Enter your bios and go to Advanced and boot and disable secure boot,
If there is no option to disable secure boot look for OS Type and switch to Other os
After installing Microsoft Update KB3133977 for Windows 7, some users may encounter a "Secure Boot Violation" , which makes the system fail to boot into the operating system.

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Recently I purchased a laptop with windows 8 64 bit pre-installed in it. For my job purpose, I needed windows 7 32 bit. After searching the web and also using the information I got from this site, I disabled secure boot, deleted the recovery partition and converted GPT partitions to MBR. Then I shrink the Big partition in which windows 8 was installed to make room for the windows 7 partition. Then I created a new partition and installed windows 7 on it. After this whenever I switch on the computer, a message come up, saying that a required device cannot be found and windows is to be repaired. The only way in which I can start windows is to go to bios, select the boot options and then select boot from notebook hard drive.

Can anybody please tell me how this problem can be solved

Answer:Booting problem with dual booting with windows 8 and 7

when you created the new partition did you make itin front or behind the existing partition?

If your boot manager is looking to boot Win 8 on Disk 0 Part 1, and you created the new partition in front of Win 8, your Win 7 will now be located on Disk 0 Part 1 which is where the boot manager is expecting Win 8

can you send us a screen cap of your disk management?

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My Dad's laptop running Windows 7 crashed the other day, and after running Startup Repair, it found that compbatt.sys was corrupt. I tried copying over a good version from my pc & recovery partition but that only resulted in a blue screen.

Today, I attempted to do an upgrade installation of Windows 10 in order to preserve his files,etc.
We have a backup, but he's not 100% sure on it's content.

I was able to boot off of the Win 10 DVD and select Upgrade Installation, but then it stops, and a message pops up (paraphrasing here) that I need to boot into Windows 7 for it to proceed.

As I am unable to boot into Windows 7 due to the corrupt system file, I'm asking for a way to force Windows 10 to proceed with the Upgrade Installation WITHOUT having to boot into Windows 7.

I've prepared my Dad for the fact that we may need to do a clean install (7 or 10), and suggested we'd have to pull the HDD from his laptop and use my HDD cradle to scavenge for any files, but his laptop would take full disassembly (remove keyboard/etc) to get to the HDD.

Thanks for any help in allowing us to proceed with the Win 10 Upgrade Installation without having to boot into Win 7 which is corrupt. Googling hasn't given me any clue thus far.

Looking forward to people smarter than me helping me to a path forward without a loss of data and not having to take apart the laptop.

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My Dad's laptop running Windows 7 crashed the other day, and after running Startup Repair, it found that compbatt.sys was corrupt. I tried copying over a good version from my pc & recovery partition but that only resulted in a blue screen.

Today, I attempted to do an upgrade installation of Windows 10 in order to preserve his files,etc.
We have a backup, but he's not 100% sure on it's content.

I was able to boot off of the Win 10 DVD and select Upgrade Installation, but then it stops, and a message pops up (paraphrasing here) that I need to boot into Windows 7 for it to proceed.

As I am unable to boot into Windows 7 due to the corrupt system file, I'm asking for a way to force Windows 10 to proceed with the Upgrade Installation WITHOUT having to boot into Windows 7.

I've prepared my Dad for the fact that we may need to do a clean install (7 or 10), and suggested we'd have to pull the HDD from his laptop and use my HDD cradle to scavenge for any files, but his laptop would take full disassembly (remove keyboard/etc) to get to the HDD.

Thanks for any help in allowing us to proceed with the Win 10 Upgrade Installation without having to boot into Win 7 which is corrupt. Googling hasn't given me any clue thus far.

Looking forward to people smarter than me helping me to a path forward without a loss of data and not having to take apart the laptop.

Answer:Windows 10 Upgrade Installation via DVD without booting into Windows 7

Did you try just Repair option ?

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My Dad's laptop running Windows 7 crashed the other day, and after running Startup Repair, it found that compbatt.sys was corrupt. I tried copying over a good version from my pc & recovery partition but that only resulted in a blue screen.

Today, I attempted to do an upgrade installation of Windows 10 in order to preserve his files,etc.
We have a backup, but he's not 100% sure on it's content.

I was able to boot off of the Win 10 DVD and select Upgrade Installation, but then it stops, and a message pops up (paraphrasing here) that I need to boot into Windows 7 for it to proceed.

As I am unable to boot into Windows 7 due to the corrupt system file, I'm asking for a way to force Windows 10 to proceed with the Upgrade Installation WITHOUT having to boot into Windows 7.

I've prepared my Dad for the fact that we may need to do a clean install (7 or 10), and suggested we'd have to pull the HDD from his laptop and use my HDD cradle to scavenge for any files, but his laptop would take full disassembly (remove keyboard/etc) to get to the HDD.

Thanks for any help in allowing us to proceed with the Win 10 Upgrade Installation without having to boot into Win 7 which is corrupt. Googling hasn't given me any clue thus far.

Looking forward to people smarter than me helping me to a path forward without a loss of data and not having to take apart the laptop.

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Today I installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview on my D:/ Drive with already dual boot Windows 7 on C:/Drive and Ubuntu also.
Ubuntu is working fine but when i select the Windows 7 Option the computer loads up the files for automatic repair.

I don't know what had gone wrong.Windows 8 and Ubuntu are working fine.But not Windows 7 ! Help me !
How do i uninstall the Windows8 to get the older GRUB displaying the two options at boot up-Windows 7 and Ubuntu or if there is a way to make Windows 7 working with Windows 8 and Ubuntu

Answer:Windows 7 not booting after installation of Windows 8 ! Help !

Since you have ubuntu in the mix I can't even be sure if grub is the problem or if the windows bootmgr is the problem. Grub doesn't take well to changes and the bootmgr isn't a heck of a lot better at dealing with them.

You can try a startup repair, but as I said since grub is involved it will likely fail.
Startup Repair

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Ok, I have windows XP Pro sp1. My question may be a stupid one, but I'd like to know...

Is there any way to shorten my right click menu?
For instance, when I right click, then go to "new", I get all kinds of stuff. Used to be that I could right click, then hit "W", then "F", and a new folder would pop up. Now, since I've installed Flash, when I hit the "F", I get a new flash document. If I right click on an icon, I get all kinds of crap, "add to playlist", etc.
I'm just looking to sort out some un-needed stuff from that list.
Is there a way to do this?
Thanks in advance
D
 

Answer:not a problem, just curious

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HiI have just built and tested a simple web site...so far so good.I had problems uploading it with IE or Front Page and had to upload it folder by folder, but when I looked, most of the thumbnails which led to larger images were missing, not all of them but most of them. Every thumbnail which was missing led to a larger images whcih was also missing. Any thumbnail which was visible led to a larger image that was also visible. Never found a thumbnail missing which led to a larger image which was there and vice versa.Anyone know what might be causing this? I have tried deleting the thumbnails which are missing and replacing them by ftp but still no joy.HEEEEELPeden

Answer:curious web problem

It sounds like a problem with the code somewhere. Can you post the URL of your site so we can have a look, it may give some clues. It maybe worth asking the people on this forum as well, that's where the experts hang out.click hereAlso what FTP client are you using to upload your files, because you should be able to see if your image files are really on the server.

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Question: Curious problem

Hey all, it's been a while since I've visited this forum, but I'm back for more computer related issues.

Motherboard: msi 785gm e51

The sound is integrated. I was suspecting that since two speakers have never worked properly with this computer, that the integrated sound card was borked. This didn't bother me and I dealt with having one speaker.

Fast forward to today, when I acquire two eighteen inch sub-woofers and a number of smaller surround sound speakers. Perfect time to hook everything up and enjoy it, right? No not really. I hook everything up properly to my receiver (which I've had work fine with six speakers when the sound is from CD player to receiver), and alas, only one speaker works again. So yeah, it's probably my sound card that's messed up and I need a new one.

So I grab my laptop, hook the receiver up to it, and suddenly sound is coming from one speaker, again. But this time it's the left speaker that has sound, not the right.

This has me utterly confused. I can't figure out what's wrong. Hooked up to my desktop, only the right from speaker works. Hooked up to a laptop, only the front left speaker works. I'm really new to this sort of stuff, but I really don't know what's wrong. What should I do? I'll try to provide as much information as possible.

TLDR: Only one speaker works, out of seven. Speakers all work fine when receiver is not hooked up to the computer but to a CD player. Sound switches ... Read more

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As soon as the computer has started up the fan becomes ridiculuously loud. Now this has been an issue for dv6 laptops, but this seems different. The fan is not working at a higher capacity, it in fact seem to be as fast as usual, however the sound it makes is loud strange and worrying. The computer is not overheating either, the fan seems to be going at regular speeds, just making a lot more noise.
It is quite worrying. As it is so loud One would almost think it is about to explode.
While highly unlikely, the loud sounds are still worrying.
 

Answer:HP dv6 curious fan problem

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Well, I'm suspicious of there being something wrong with my HJL log, so I wanted to post it just as a precaution. Thanks to whoever analyzes my log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 8:52:39 PM, on 3/27/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avsynmgr.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\PERSON~1\MPFSERVICE.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\mspmspsv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\VsStat.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Firewall\CPD.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avconsol.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Webscanx.exe
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Answer:Just curious if there's a problem...

Looks clean to me...

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Question: A curious problem

Computer a Dell Inspiron 1525 Vista Home premium, looking at the contents of a folder using Explorer (I was looking for a particular file) could not find it, I knew the file had to be their. Out off curiosity I opened the folder in the left hand pane and the file was their.Anybody got any ideas as to why the list of files should be different.

Answer:A curious problem

I suggest one for the Vista forum, PJ.

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Hello,I wonder if you can help me.I am currently having a very curious internet problem. I am running windows xp with sp2, have 1gb ram, 120gb hard drive, 256mb graphics card and cable modem at speeds of 1mb.I have five or six different browsers installed on my computer, including opera, internet explorer, mozilla, netscape and msn explorer.I have found recently that all my browsers are unable to access the internet except netscape. I thought at first that it might be down to zone alarm, as only netscape has been given full permission to access the internet (the other browsers have to ask for permission through zone alarm each time they require internet access). However, shutting down zone alarm and then trying to access the internet proves to no avail; as well as attempting to access internet with these browsers through safe mode.I was wondering if anybody had any suggestions?Thanks in advance,Phate

Answer:A curious internet problem

Do the browsers poat an error mesage if so what is it?

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Ran .exe and saved the log.
 

Answer:HiJackThis Log - Just curious if i have a problem

Welcome to Major Geeks!

You are many years out of date with your version of HijackThis; however, if your goal is to find out if you have any malware, HijackThis is not what you need to run as it does not provide enough info to help anyone determine the answer to that questions.

If you want to know if you have any malware, please follow the instructions in the READ & RUN ME FIRST link given futher down and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

If you have problems where no tools seem to run, please try following the steps given in the below and then continue on no matter what you find. You only need to try the TDSSserv steps if having problems getting scans in the Read & Run Me First. If TDSSserv is not found, just continue on with the READ & RUN ME.
TDSSserv Non-Plug & Play Driver Disable

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide

If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going.
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not.
After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:
If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:

Starting... Read more

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On my HP computer with Win7 I use a Comcast email. Lately, using IE9 when I login, it returns me to the Comcast homepage and generates another Comcast tab. On the same computer, I acess other email accounts with IE without a problem. I can access the email account on the same computer using Firefox. I can access the email account on other computers using IE.
Both Comcast Tech support and Microsoft Tech want money before they will "attempt" to help. I have NO ClUE as to what is wrong or who can help.

Answer:Curious email problem

Is this Comcast Homepage redirect happening when you log in to your PC, or when you open Internet Explorer 9?

When IE9 opens another Comcast tab, where does that point to?

/ Crit

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My Setup:Computer Specs:            Dell XPS400 Dimension                        XP-Pro    Version 2002  SP2                 Pentium ? D   CPU 2.80 GHz                                 2.79 GHz, 2.00 GB of RamE Drive ? Sony CD-RW   CRX217 E               IDE\CD Rom SonyF Drive ? HL-DT-ST     DVD+-RW               GWA4164B   Video Card ? Nvidia GeForce 6800Sound Card ? Sigma Tel High Defin.         Audio CODECProtection Programs installed:     ESET NOD32 antivirus program     Malwarebytes     CCLeaner     SuperAntiSpyware     Advanced Sytem Care from OBITWhy do the logon windows change from time to time?I experience black screens, blue screens, Windows Logo Screen, a screen which gives a choice of XP logon or safety mode logon but usually goes so fast do not have time to make a choice, and then the regular logon screen to access desktop.These screens operate in differing sequences much of the time with differing wait times in between their presentation.  Am not experiencing any... Read more

Answer:no problem just curious if one is developing

Download, and install WhoCrashed: http://www.resplendence.com/download/whocrashedSetup.exeOpen it, click Analyze button.WhoCrashed will create report.Copy, and paste it into your next reply.

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Hi!

I'm new on this forum (and, I'll admit I'm only here because I'm in need of assistance) and I have a problem with my system.

I've been running the exact same hardware for about 2 years (or more) but recently my computer starts freezing at any given time. I might be playing a game, watching a movie/video or just scanning my computer for viruses when suddenly the computer freezes:
The mouse is stuck, the screen is frozen solid and (when watching a youtube video) a line is visible across the window (in wich the video plays).

All I can do then is push the on/off button for five seconds so the system turns off (or cut the power).

When I turn it back on however it gives 1 long and 2 short beeps (faulty video adapter) after wich I need to turn it off again (with the button) and repeat the process untill the computer starts normally (1 short beep).

I have a PCI Express slot if that might help but, to get to the question;
What is the problem here (the chipset or the card)?
What can I do to fix it (like, buy a new card)?
And why might this have happened (wear and tear?)?
 

Answer:Curious video problem?

I'd say dust

You need a high pressure air can (or similar) take the computer outside, take the side cover off. And blow it all out
 

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Greetings everyone! I have an odd problem that I'm completely stumped by. I've only found one other similar problems whilst browsing the net and it was at a site that I had to pay to see the responses to so here I am

My computer is running XP SP3.

The issue just spontaneously occurred and I haven't the foggiest clue what caused it. I was browsing the web one night, firefox froze, I ended the process, and after reloading to continue my aimless wanderings across the net, it would error when loading a page, telling me that the proxy it had been configured to use wasn't sending a response...odd because I've never set it up to use a proxy before. Ever.

I don't remember the cute little error that internet explorer came up with, but it also failed to load anything.

So a reboot later, neither IE nor Firefox can find any websites. No errors even...they just sit and wait for a response and the page never loads or times out.

I also can't log into my router from that computer. Everything else on my network is in perfect working order so it's definitely a localized issue on that one computer.

From the not-working computer I can ping the router and I can ping any web address and get a response.

My bittorrent client is able to upload and download at normal speed, but my browsers and my messenger clients (aim, yahoo, msn) can't connect to anything.

I've reset the winsock, rerun the network setup wizard, manually uninstalled every co... Read more

Answer:Curious internet problem

Try booting in Safe Mode with Networking and see if browsers work.
 

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Hi there,

I have a very curious problem. My usb mouse stopped working about ten days ago, now i only got device isnt recognized by system, so i try to use another mouse and it makes the same thing. but other usb devices like flash drives,webcams, cables for phones etc are working.

tried to reinstall usb drivers and no success, same as internet help , to plug out hte battery ,ac cable turn pc on several times... no way-..

Have a Vista on Fujitsu Amilo Li 1718
Can anybody help me?
hope that will not require reinstall.

Thanks

Answer:Curious mouse problem

Please provide this information (even though you're not having BSOD's): http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8143 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 610, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 360374 MB; F: Total - 305242 MB, Free - 284203 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., P8H61-M LE/CSM R2.0
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled.

Ok awhile back I turn on computer and all my short cuts will disappear and then reappear as a white silhouette then slowly all will have color and see what they are. Also on my task bar is a fork standing straight up with monitor that when I turn on computer there will be a blue spinning circle around it very slow responding at that time and internet not possible with spinning circle. then it clears and I get network 2 Internet access. Also I do not remember what they say. These rectangle squares that pop up, three of them I suspect they are from When I plugged in Ipod because they are talking about some library dll.etc. I am going to post this, turn off my computer to get those messages when I x them out individually there is a horn for each one.

Here is what each one say`s
On the top it states BookmarkDAV_client exe- Entry point not found. in the box The procedure entry point objc_exception_try_enter could not be located in the dynamic link library objc dll
 

Answer:Just curious on small problem

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I am trying to connect to an ftp site where I have some space, but I am running into problems. I am trying to make the connection from my new laptop, which is linked wirelessly to my desktop using 802.11g This has always been a solid trouble free connection. Here is what is what is happening:-

Using IE6
I type ftp://ftp.runbox.com into the address bar, it thinks for a while, then comes up with the torch looking around then a message box says
FTP Folder Error
Windows cannot access the file. Make sure you have typed correctly and have permission to access. Connection to server reset.

When connecting using SmartFTP, the log shows the following:-

SmartFTP v1.5.990.19
Resolving host name "runbox.com"
Connecting to 193.71.199.94 Port: 21
Connected to runbox.com.
An established connection was aborted by the software in your host machine.
Server closed connection
Cannot login waiting to retry (30s)...

Now this is the curious bit, I also have a Vodafone 3G card which slots into the PCMCIA slot of the laptop. (In case non UK members are not familiar with 3G, very briefly it is a way of connecting wirelessly using 3rd generation mobile phone network, and is broadband speed) When I switch off the 802.11g connection, and connect via the 3G card. I have no problems connecting to the ftp server.

So, can anyone help me to fix this problem? As I see it,
it can?t be the hardware, it can,t be the software, it can?t be the firewall, it can?t be the virus checker. So I suspect th... Read more

Answer:Solved: Curious FTP Problem

I have resolved this problem, the cause was the firewall on the desktop to which the laptop is linked, blocking access. All fine now.
 

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Dell Venu 8 Pro Tablet. Came with Windows 7. Updated to 8, then 8.1. Then 10. I downloaded Magical Jellybean Key Finder to get my key and saved it. During a screw up, I ended up resetting my tablet to 8.1. Tried ShowKeyPlus. Got a different key. Just ran the Media Creation Tool. Got Windows Creator Edition. Ran ShowKeyPlus again. Now I have a third key. All different??
Shouldn't the keys be the same?
I have a CD key...
Installed key...OEM key, same...
Installed key...Original key...OEM key. Installed key different from the other two.
Which one is right?

Answer:Strange Key Problem. Curious.

milford said:

Dell Venu 8 Pro Tablet. Came with Windows 7. Updated to 8, then 8.1. Then 10. I downloaded Magical Jellybean Key Finder to get my key and saved it. During a screw up, I ended up resetting my tablet to 8.1. Tried ShowKeyPlus. Got a different key. Just ran the Media Creation Tool. Got Windows Creator Edition. Ran ShowKeyPlus again. Now I have a third key. All different??
Shouldn't the keys be the same?
I have a CD key...
Installed key...OEM key, same...
Installed key...Original key...OEM key. Installed key different from the other two.
Which one is right?



It is strange that you have an OEM key on a PC that originally had Windows 7 unless that was an OEM downgraded PC.

Post a screenshot... and we'll see what's what...

PS: Have you run each key thru' "Check.." to get their respective editions?

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First off the basics: I'm running XP media center edition with all the updates/service packs installed. I have a radeon HD 4850 for the vid card and I've tried a variety of ATI drivers. It's been an ordeal to change them each time because I have to edit the registry and basically find everything ATI manually to make sure it's all gone before installing new drivers (removing the device and/or using add remove programs doesn't get it done...)

The system had been rock solid for a couple years and then it started crashing. I had only installed one new program (freemake video down loader) which I've uninstalled and while I haven't crashed in the last couple days I do get these strange lines (see photo) around the icons, sys tray and cursor, etc. Before when I got them it was a sign that a crash was coming...

Could this be a hardware issue? Does anyone have any other ideas? I think I've probably stopped some services I needed (in order to get all the ATI stuff) and it's likely I've deleted a couple other things I've needed (but a system restore seemed to fix that.) So I'm a little reluctant to jump in half prepared again. I've also taken it to a comp repair guy who suggested I send the card in...but my confidence in him is low (he pointed out the fan speed was low but couldn't come up with a way to increase it...which I discovered pretty quickly by surfing forums like these!)

Help please and thanks!
 

Answer:curious and persistent problem

This may be somewhat after the fact, but if you will use Revo Uninstaller in place of the windows Add/Remove Programs tool, you have a much, much better chance of getting ALL of any given program completely removed. Revo uses the programs uninstaller, then scans the registry and files for left over junk for deletion. If you get a Restart prompt after running the program uninstaller, cancel it and reboot after Revo is done.

One caution.. Be VERY sure to check ONLY the registry entries in Bold Type for deletion. All the found files can be deleted.

If you have reason to believe the freemake video down loader may be the fundamental cause of your problem, you may need to reinstall it in order for Revo to get it all uninstalled. That is the approach I recommend you consider.
 

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in the summer of 07 my dad had a few problems on the computer it was the trojan vundo i think.
i used a small program called vundo fix and it cleaned it up perfectly.
however i got vundo again and when i used vundo fix it messed up the computer pretty bad and no anti virus would fix it
some one on this site mentioned about microsofts one care antivirus program and when i used it it said 14,xxx viruses and i was alarmed so i did what anyone would do and i clicked on repair. after it had repaired everything i tried to get on to the internet and nothing. i tried every program that came to mind and nothing. one care deleted everything explorer and all that everything was gone just icons, shortcuts and small remminants. i tried restarting my computer and i got to the welcome screen and when i clicked on administrator i got the bsod. at this point i was paralyzed since it was my dads comp and he trusted me with getting rid of the virus. so i tried doing a system restore and when i did that i got a bsod as well. after like 2 weeks i told my dad and he flipped out. we ended up having to use the old computer to order hp's recovery discs online wich cost approx 50 bucks. can anyone tell me why this happend and why microsofts program even deleted my recovery partition. (its the dumbest thing hp puts a recovery partition on the computer instead of supplying you with the discs so if something goes wrong with the partition you are F&@$ed and out 50 bucks.)

i would also like to kn... Read more

Answer:An Old Problem Ive Solved But Still Curious About

Hi twiztidjuggalo666!

I've moved your topic here where you'll be better able to get information on the issues that you're asking about.

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I loaned my new toshiba satellite c655 to my daughter at college. She returned it with with one column of keys not working (qaz). I sent it to toshiba under warranty and they said there was a spill and would not fix. I got it back and ordered a replacement keyboard.

I installed the keyboard fine and the original keys that did not work, now work. But two more columns of keys stopped working, efv and o;/ and the space bar. I found that curious and wondered if I had a bad replacement board. So I put the old board back in and the original broken keys still don't work, but the two other columns of keys also don't work on the old board when they did before.

I put an external keyboard on the laptop and all keys work fine. I have done all the resets, rollbacks etc. that are the standard suggestions.

This befuddles me. It is not a hardware problem with the keyboard because it is unlikely that two keyboards would fail with the exact same keys. Since the external keyboard works okay, the CPU is processing keystrokes okay. The keyboard connector looks fine and I have cleaned the connection ribbon. There was some possible evidence of a spill but it was where the original keys that went bad, zaq, but not near the connector. I also find it curious that it is a column of keys that are not working and not just random keys. This suggest they are tied together somehow and failing as a group.

All help is welcome.
 

Answer:Curious keyboard problem

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MY problem involves accessing my email using IE9. From the Homepage of my ISP, I select email and login. This brings me to the "email preview" page. I then select "email" in the page's toolbar. It briefly flashes my email list, but brings me back to the ISP's Homepage. This only happens on this computer. If I attempt again, the process repeats, generating another tab for the Homepage. This will continue for as many times as I care to try it. On the same computer, I can access other emails with the same ISP and I can access this particular email using FIREFOX. Does anyone have an idea of what is wrong or a suggestion of how to fix it? So far, I have tried to reset IE9 to its default and gotten the same results.

Answer:CURIOUS EMAIL PROBLEM REPRISE

From your other computer copy the mail page address. See if getting there directly works. If it does, reenter the user name and password.

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I have a laptop and PC both running Windows XP with the same applications, virus and spyware protection installed (Symantec, Ad Aware, Spybot, AVG) Both machines access the internet via the same b/band router, the PC is wired, the laptop wireless. Problem is this ...

On the PC and laptop I can't sign onto Hotmail, you get as far as entering name and password and then nothing happens. On eBay (using the laptop) I can search and browse OK but when I click on the email seller button, again, nothing happens. This does however work when I do it on my PC.

I am completely baffled, the 2 machines are more or less identical in terms of their OS, applications and connection to the internet. I have tried virus scans and have even re-installed the OS on the laptop.

I can sign onto Hotmail amd email from eBay OK from other computers elsewhere, I'm completely baffled and grateful for any suggestions. Could it be something to do with the router or possibly some undetected virus etc on the machines?
 

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I have been trying to use Google drive to share files between two computers, Win 7 and Win 10. It works mostly, but sometimes it screws up.

I am using an old version of Quicken (2001) to track finances, uisn two folders for different types of accounts in different institutions, Say Bank A and Bank B.

Sometimes it gets confused and puts the files from the Bank A folder in the bank B folder and vice versa. When that happens, Quicken cannot open the files. It is sometimes successful in validating the files, and opening them, but sometimes not.

I can't imagine how the machine stores files except where ti got them from.

I know that theoretically I can share the files via the network, but only if the other machine is not sleeping.

I can share via dropbox, but that has not been entirely trouble free either.

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Curious problem with lenovo laptop.
Brought to my attenion by a neighbour.
Windows 8.1 would not start after update on Tuesday. I took it back to a previous restore point and it started.
Encouraged him to take the leap updating to Windows 10 Home and continued successfully.
But now a different problem.
If I shut down the laptop via the start/power/shut down. Twirling icons and the words'shutting down' appear for only for 1 second. Turns the Power off.
On pressing power-On button. Screen lights up. More twirling icons. Then suddenly Screen goes black. Nothing is happening. Power light still on. Screen still black.
Nothing still happening. But...
If I disconnect the mains power cord the display suddenly lights up. All has started behind the dark screen. Windows 10 is open and ready to use powered by the battery.
I am confused. When I put the mains supply back into the laptop the screen goes black again.
I turn it off on battery power and sometimes it will start properly on mains power.
I thought I needed some suggestions?

Best wishes,
s.
 

Answer:Curious Problem With Lenovo Laptop.

It sounds like it could be the power jack on the system board. Does the plug have any wiggle when it's in the jack?
 

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Heres my problemI have a Dell Xps 420 Desktop I have windows 7 64 bit on it..I have a WD Blue Sata II 500G HDD as the main HDI purchased a WD Caviar Black Sata III 1TB. HDD now heres the problem:I formatted it. and i installed Windows 7 & on this drive Last year( hoping to have an extra windows Operating system in case my first HD failed.When i went into the F2 Options when the computer first turns on,I have it set to try to boot from the 1TB drive first instead. when i first did it last year it it started to work ok the first time but if i reboot it a couple times it doesnt work ( IN the Boot list I have the 1TB as the first choice and the 500GB as the 2nd.What happens is sometimes it wont boot from the 1tB . it will just boot to the 2nd.If i even disconnect the 500GB it still wont boot from the 1TBHowever If i leave both plugged in and i boot up to the 500GB , I can detect the 2nd 1tb driveit can read and write filed to it and it seems like it does it all the timeMy question is will as Sata III have issues on this computer? does it need to be formatted a certain ways ?it a bad drive or what?i was able to use an older 320GB in the pas and boot from both before if i wanted,( but it wasnt sata III)

Answer:Curious hard drive problem

If you only have SATA I native support then yes, that could be an issue. Disabling fast boot in the BIOS may allow additional time. I always set up my rigs that way.Do you have AHCI/IDE compatibility settings? If so, use AHCI. Need to change BEFORE installing Windows.Back in #1 above that is what I was considering. When SATA III drives were first introduced, some had a jumper on the back to throttle them down for this reason.The spinup jumper might be the same thing.

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I set up my T61 mid-September. On 12/4, it shut down suddenly, and upon restarting, audio and modem were lost. Called Lenovo support, and had to remove computer from mini-dock to read serial number. They gave me numbers of 2 drivers to download; however, after hanging up, replacing computer on mini-dock, and restarting, the audio and modem had both miraculously reappeared. All appeared to be well -- until 12/17, when it shut down again. Same results after restarting -- no audio; no modem. So I removed the computer from the mini-dock, reattached, and voila! - all is back to normal. No problems since. I would sure like to know what is causing this sporadic problem so I can fix it or avoid it before it becomes more serious. I have been using the computer on my desktop only -- have not removed it from the mini-dock since original setup except for those 2 problems. I use an external keyboard and mouse. The first time it happened, I was simply keyboarding. The second time, I was putting a Zip disk into an attached Zip drive. The first time, it went immediately to a dark screen. The second time, the screen went blue with some kind of error message; unfortunately, it disappeared before I realized what had happened and could read the message  I do know it was lengthy and appeared to fill the screen. Does anyone have any idea what the problem could be? (The second time, I immediately checked for a possible heat problem, but it did not seem any wa... Read more

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Now my windows xp sp3

Which windows in custom improve methods available

I'm curious is to be ......... window develop

I'm curious is to be ------ Internet develop

I'm curious is to be ......... İnstallation package applications

Programming very difficult one work

every day google in investigate and learn

Answer:My problem custom İmprovements ?? I'm curious is to be

Are you a Windows Developer? Are you an Internet Developer? In other words do you develop software, write code for Windows or Internet programs? If so, Then these would be improvements for you. If you do not, then this is a waste of time

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On my gramp's computer, we're having the problem that if more than one user is logged in, only one of them is able to make use of the DVD drive. For example, one user can put a CD or DVD in and use it fine, but for any other user, the drive just looks empty.

If a user who sees the empty drive signs out other user's accounts, they can then see the drive and its contents.

It's kind of annoying, and especially baffling. I originally thought the drive was on its way out, but that no longer seems to be the case.

Any ideas? Running XP SP3.

Answer:Curious optical drive problem

In the DVD drive Properties, what does it say under the sharing tab, Password protection?

(like your new avatar, btw )

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Hey,

I have a 5 year old Compaq presario and lately It's been acting a little flaky overall. The biggest problem that I've been having is a lack of sound in all web browsers. The only exception is netflix movies. If I'm streaming a netflix movie I will have sound. However it does not work on any other site (youtube, grooveshark, various games, vimeo). I've tried reinstalling the sound driver, and that worked temporarily, but now it doesn't work at all. I've tried using Chrome and IE and they don't work. The only thing that has worked is to boot from a linux cd. Also the sound card itself is not the issue (as far as I can tell, because I get sound through netflix) but when I open the sound settings in the control panel it tells me there is no audio device. Any help?
 

Answer:Solved: Curious Sound Problem

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Using Windows XP home edition, Outlook Express and IE7.When I receive photos attached to an email I use Windows Fax viewer to view them as a slide show. In addition to the photos I also get thumbnails of any Web pages I?ve been on recently such as the PCA logo, Argos Logo Etc. Even more annoying when I send photos the recipients are complaining that they also get the thumbnails. I can do a work round by running CCleaner before sending but this only a temporary fix.It has been suggested that IE should create a Temporary Internet File called OUTLK or something similar, but if its not doing that and the images are being saved in the Temporary Internet Files folder and when I send or receive photos they are being included with all images in that folder. I may be able to fix it by doing a repair to IE but I?ve never done this before, is there any risk of losing Data? Any thoughts advice, or suggestions will be welcomeThanks

Answer:IE7 and outlook express curious problem

click hereYou should not lose any data by repairing IE - but to put your own mind at rest, you can create a Restore Point before you try the repair.To create a Restore Point, go to Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore then choose to create a restore point.

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This began two days ago. Nothing has been changed on the computer in question.

Secure banking site. Have been logging into it daily, but two days ago got an error. Tried later from another location with no problem. Same thing occurred yesterday.
Today, same thing. Only I took it a step further and tried to login from another computer in my house. Logged in no problem. Downloaded a different browser (Firefox) on the original computer in question and logged in no problem.
Tried looking at security settings and such and don't see anything. Even tried typing the address directly (instead of bookmark) though the problem is not accessing the site, but when I attempt to put in my login ID it errors and says please put in a valid ID. The same ID works in the other locations obviously. What else can be stopping me from this?
 

Answer:Solved: Curious problem with Internet Explorer

does the id show up straight away (autofilled) or do you need to type it?
 

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Quick back story:

I have a Gateway FX, and recently I had to restore my laptop back to factory settings. Well when I did this I made a backup of my entire C:\ drive.

Well that's great and all, because I still have everything, but that's also a bad thing becuase I have EVERYTHING. Including a second windows folder now.

The problem is that when I tried to deleting this I get access denied. Safe mode won't work, changing permissions won't work, I even gave myself ownership in Properties>Security>Advanced>Owner. Nothing.

I saw a thread earlier that said to run command prompt as administrator and enter a series of commands to give myself access but it told me it couldn't find the folder. I'm fresh out of ideas and so now, I turn to you.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

-Alex

Answer:Curious Access Denied problem with vista

Hello Alex,

Welcome to the forums.

You can do this through the built in Admin Acct. Info here if needed. Administrator Account[11]=User%20Accounts

As stated in the tutorial, it is unwise to use this acct. as a normal user acct. I recommend deactivating it when you have finished deleting the folder.

Hope this helps.
Gary

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I have a computer with email accounts set up through outlook express, up until today it has been working without any problems whatsoever, but now when i send emails from it, the email gets sent, oe says there was an error but no messages are displayed, the message does not move from outbox and thus keeps on sending the same message over and over till i delete it from outbox
 

Answer:Solved: Curious outlook express problem

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on my computer and on others like for instance i have 1024 memory in my computer but it shows up as 1.0 gig in the info tab when right click on my computer ,, and on other computers i have installed stuff for they had 128 ram but it showed up as 96 megs of ram ,does anyone konw why it does this just curious thx..
 

Answer:Solved: ram actual memory showing up as less then what it is ? not a big problem just curious

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Those super geniuses over at Sysinternals have been up to their wizardy once more. At the end of May (and a v1.1 update near the end of June) they dropped RAMMap on the community, and I have to say I'm seriously surprised nobody around here has mentioned it (including myself, because I just did find it about an hour ago).

Having said that, this thing is AWESOME BABY!!!

It'll give you more info about what's doing what where and how with some why thrown in for good measure just for shits and giggles on top. It can and does show you where everything is: what's paged, what's not paged, what the kernel is using and not using, processes and their usage (far different from what Task Manager and even Process Monitor are capable of), what's on given pages in the page file, the physical ranges of RAM being assigned to given apps/processes, and... the one thing a lot of people have always wanted to find out:

exactly what data is sitting in the SuperFetch cache at any given time based on how it's paged...

Here's some screenshots of the specific things you can look at (the tabs available):




The last one there is the one that details what's in the SuperFetch cache - I ripped my "Rush - Beyond The Lighted Stage" DVD to my hard drive about 45 minutes ago so I could crunch it down with HandBrake so that's why that data is still in the SuperFetch cache.

I gotta admit, this app kicks ass, it really does. It's primar... Read more

Answer:Ever been curious about how Windows uses RAM? Well...

Thanks for the info, actually saw this when it was released, I just have so few problems with Windows 7 that just don't need to bother with tools like this.
 

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I laugh when I see people get excited over something they know absolutely nothing about. The innocence and ignorance is quite charming and child-like.
Use Windows 10 for a few minutes and you find out you can't change the desktop icons font ... gone is the ability for me to use "chicago.ttf" like I have for the past 17 years on a plethora of other OSs.
What if I don't want to look like a psychopath talking to myself ?? Can I uninstall Cortana ?? No I can NOT. It just sits there on my hard drive taking up valuable space.
What if I don't want all of those phone apps littering my OS and "Start Menu" ?? Can I go to 'programs and features' , click the "Add/Remove Features" tab, and uninstall all of that trash ?? NO ... it's gone !! We can't remove ANYTHING from the OS.
I'd really like to strip this OS down to its bare bones so it doesn't use 1.2GB of RAM and 10GB of HDD space before I install any of my apps.
I get the flat boring GUI ... makes it easier to display on a mobile device ... but that sets you back how many years and how many man-hours trying to get Windows 2000 to look 3D ?? if I wanted my desktop computer to look and act like my phone then ... well ... I'd use my phone.
Windows 10 is just as much of a disaster as win8 except maybe it runs a bit faster. As for the security risk ... I've lived by this motto ever since I pirated software in the old NT4 days ... if it's coded by humans then it can be hacked by humans .... there ... Read more

Answer:Just Curious ... Why is everyone excited about Windows 10 ??

+100

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I just did a fresh install and sp1 and my Windows folder is 27gb. is this normal? it has been sinse vista released since i rebuilt the box but dont remember it being so huge.

Answer:Very curious about windows folder

As you install things it gets larger. Mine is currently 22.7 GB in size....

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Many years ago I was an Atari user hooked up to a HD. If/when the OS crashed, I never had to reinstall all the software back onto the machine, because GEM-TOS, held this stuff in a separate folder outside the OS. Now this sounds to me an extremely logical way of working, and with the vast amounts of memory and computing speed of modern PCs, I just cannot understand and am puzzled why MS Windows, doesn't/hasn't implemented the same principle. After all, it's only going to take a few nanoseconds to read data held in a folder outside the OS, instead of burying 'bits' of Apps, deep inside the OS.

Is there a logical reason why MS cannot or don't want to do the same thing? Just think of the hours of misery users would no longer be subjected to, if you could reinstall windows without having to also reinstall all their software again! I'm wondering if there is a patent/copywrite on this type of configuration, which prevents them from implementing something like this?

If the Windows OS installed the data other Apps need to put inside the OS, and also saved a copy of it, in another folder OUTSIDE the OS, when you have to reinstall the OS, the install process could read the contents of this file, and put this stuff back into the OS when you reinstall Windows. Why not employ a 'plug-in' system similar to what Adobe uses on many of their products.

Answer:Windows O/S - Puzzled and curious

Hi,

As first response: -

Windows "Incorporates software" into the system & therefore does not work in the same way. Most of the software from back then was "Stand alone" in configuration & even ran from floppy disks.

Any thoughts?

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HiHave just installed a new Mother board in my Computer the old board board was damaged due to a power supply failure.Ny problem is the original installation disc windows 2000 has been lost I am not sure of what version it was,in an attempt to format the HD Iam trying to boot from a windows 2000 pro version and just get the blue error message I have checked the bios and all is ok.IS it because I am not using the original disc that I am having problems.regardsJohn

Answer:Booting from installation CD

Is the 2000 pro CD an original or just a copy?

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Hi every one,
I have a problem with windows xp installation:
I need help with installing xp. I'm trying to install xp from a cd but it just keep re-booting from the cd instead of going to the hdd after the installation. The system dosesn't bring up the option to choose where to boot from. I have tried all the bios configurations. The installation completes properly but when it restarts the computer, it re-boots automatically again from the cd without me pressing any key. Please help.

regards, Sybella
 

Answer:XP Installation/booting help

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When should "HKCR\Directory\shell" be used instead of "HKCR\Folder\shell"? What is the difference in what they control and how they are used? I have XP-Pro SP2 installed. I have searched using Google but have not been able to find the answer. My reason for asking is mainly curiosity, I am not experiencing and problems relating to these two keys. Thank you.

Answer:Curious about windows registry hierarchy

I posted the same question on another site and <"VA(s)T" Senior TEG Forum Member>explained it to me. Below is his explanation. There is no difference!With DOS 2.x, IBM/Microsoft introduced multiple directories on a single disk. Under Windows Microsoft started to use the term "folder" instead of "directory" but the two are interchangeable. I guess the term Folder came with the windows shell icon, more looking like a folder then a directory.-------------------------------------------The following is my reply to his post :----------------------------------- Thank you for taking the time to explain this to me. What you have told me does in fact test out. After backing up my registry, I removed two subkeys and their values from "HKCR\Folder\shell" and added them to "HKCR\Directory\shell" and the options were displayed in my context menu and functioned identically as they did when they were subkeys of "HKCR\Folder\shell" The two subkeys I swapped are shown below.1. Control Panel:-------------------------------------------------------[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Control Panel][HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Control Panel\command]@=hex(2):72,00,75,00,6e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,\00,20,00,73,00,68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,\2c,00,43,00,6f,00,6e,00,74,00,72,00,6f,00,6c,00,5f,00,52,00,75,00,6e,00,44,\00,4c,00,4c,00,00,00-----------------------------------------2. HijackThis:----------------------------------------------... Read more

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As raised in a previous thread, I have the odd situation(please explain if possible) that after several days since I finally set up a working wireless network, an ad hoc net off-line with no Internet connection, and full file and printer sharing, each of the two pc's involved still show earlier net names, both wrong, and neither show the network name that appears in the wireless networking connection windows.The xp2 laptop hierarchy reads Entire Network/Microsoft Windows Network/Machine net/Laptop............................../......................................................../New Net/GraphicsThe 98se desktop readsEntire Network/Machine Net/Laptop............................../New net/GraphicsHowever, in the WLAN connection window both show 'TopRoom', the correct network name.It's been suggested that somehow it will put itself right. But there is the another oddity.When the network is established, the explorer window right pane doesn't show the appropriate folder structure for what is showing in the left pane.The only way to get the proper display is to keep on selecting whatever does appear in the right pane, then go to File/Explore. Eventually ( about ten minutes) the folder appears in the left pane and its contents in the right.After that it behaves normally until the next time I boot up.Closing then opening Explorer makes no difference to the sequence, and all other behaviour is normal.While this is the least of the head-banging problems I have suffered lately, this... Read more

Answer:A curious behaviour of Windows Explorer 6

For dots,read ditto marks.

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same laptop, same USB 3.0 ports, same USB flash stick. but 1/3 faster in windows 10. why?

Answer:curious why USB 3.0 runs 33% faster in windows 10 than in 7

Hmmm, there is a 33% improvement in performance that didn't cost anything? It may be better drivers were available, better power management, etc.

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I'm working on an Acer ES1-533 Win10 laptop. On Nov 16 it updated to version 1709 (OS Build 16299.64) from 1703.
Windows.old (24.8 GB) is dated Nov 16 and I thought it would be automatically removed 10 days after the update but here it is Nov 26 and it's still there.
--- Am I wrong in expecting it to be automatically removed 10 days after the update?
--- I am not interested in removing it at this time as I can ask the owner to let me see if it's still there after 30 days out of curiosity.
--- Actually I'm thinking of leaving it alone either way. The way the owner user uses their computer leaves something to be desired.

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same laptop, same USB 3.0 ports, same USB flash stick. but 1/3 faster in windows 10. why?

Answer:curious why USB 3.0 runs 33% faster in windows 10 than in 7

Hmmm, there is a 33% improvement in performance that didn't cost anything? It may be better drivers were available, better power management, etc.

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My wife's laptop runs Windows Mail v6 on Vista SP2. Two days ago it suddenly started having strange results when downloading POP3 mail messages. Some messages would appear in her Inbox quite normal-looking, but others would appear with NO sender details, NO Message title, and all the message text body as HMTL code with tags and the text. The messages come from a wide variety of different senders.

If she accesses the mail server on the web using IE8, rather than downloading, then the messages appear OK .

My PC runs Outlook Express 6 on XP SP3. It downloads the same messages from the mail server without any problem. However, if she forwards any of the 'abnormal' messages to me, then they download to me in the same 'abnormal' format.

This suggests to me that the 'corruption' may occur somewhere in the download process to her mail client, rather than the way in which her laptop interprets the HMTL code, so that the message is already corrupted by the time that it is forwarded to me.

Her Windows updates are all up-to-date. The problem occurred literally overnight!

Any ideas please?
 

Answer:Curious Windows Mail behaviour

Well, much to my surprise, I seem to have managed to fix this problem, tho' I still do not understand the cause.

The laptop Windows Mail client was accessing the mail web server using the default non-SSL encrypted ports. When I changed the setting to using the encrypted ports, it worked! And - fingers crossed - is still working......

What puzzles me is:-

1. The Vista laptop has been using the unencrypted port connections for years without a problem - why the sudden change?
2 My XP desktop PC still accesses the same web server OK using the original non-encrypted ports!

Can anyone explain this ?????
 

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I'm working on an Acer ES1-533 Win10 laptop. On Nov 16 it updated to version 1709 (OS Build 16299.64) from 1703.
Windows.old (24.8 GB) is dated Nov 16 and I thought it would be automatically removed 10 days after the update but here it is Nov 26 and it's still there.
--- Am I wrong in expecting it to be automatically removed 10 days after the update?
--- I am not interested in removing it at this time as I can ask the owner to let me see if it's still there after 30 days out of curiosity.
--- Actually I'm thinking of leaving it alone either way. The way the owner user uses their computer leaves something to be desired.

Answer:Curious about windows.old not being automatically being removed

It used to be a 30-day timer, but the automatic deletion can be a hit or miss from what I find. If you wish to remove it, you can do so using Disk Cleanup.

Delete Windows.old Folder in Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials

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Don't know if this is true, but a guy I met today told me he had 3 computers, all running Windows 10. He said that if he didn't use one of them for about a month's time, it would automatically revert back to Windows 8. Is that the case? Doesn't matter to me ; I use my computer every day. Still, I find that interesting.

Answer:A Curious Thing About Windows 10, if True

Short version: no.

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If this is in the wrong place please move it or delete it and pm me on where I should put a post like this. Anyways I was wondering why it would seem everyone hates Windows 8/.1 so much. As a person that has used windows ever since Windows 95 I just can't see what the problem with it is. So I thought I would make a thread with a poll on it to see why people don't like it. I have a few of the reasons I think people don't like it so much and I will explain in the next post why I think each reason is actually perfectly fine.

Answer:I was curious of why Windows 8/.1 is so widely hated.

With the addition of Classic Shell, I don't mind Windows 8.1

Although I could do without the MetroUI on my laptop. On my tablet I like the MetroUI.

On my laptop I ONLY use the desktop. Almost never use the apps or store.

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