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Partition types for windows 7 installation [on hold]

I am planning to reinstall Windows 7 on my PC but I am not sure how to mark the partitions. Specifically I have three HDD's. Two of them for data storing which already have files in them and one more ...
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After restoring C drive from a backup, my other drive got wiped?

This computer started booting very slowly so I decided to restore it from a backup. I used norton ghost 15 like I usually do without any problem. There are 2 drives, C:\ and D:\ , and the backup was ...
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27 views

VAIO Laptop not booting Windows - Boots Splashtop OS instead

I am having problems with my VAIO Laptop. It is a E Series Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT machine. The problem is that it keeps on booting up the Quick Web Access evenn when I press the power button. I ...
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Windows 8 boot shows Windows 7 recovery

I just got new laptop with windows 8.1 . Everything was working just fine,but suddenly when I start computer I see the "choose system" boot screen with Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 recovery items. This ...
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1answer
43 views

PC won't recognize bootable usb for windows 8.1

I am building my first pc from scratch in quite a while now. I purchased Win 8.1 online and made a bootable usb with it. When I was trying to install the OS to the new PC, the PC won't recognize it ...
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Installation of Windows with Unetbootin won't finish

Loaded an ISO with Win Server 2008 R2 onto a flash drive using Unetbootin. Booted just fine, went through most of the install process, server reboots just before "completing installation" then after ...
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1answer
40 views

Windows Loading Stuck

I'm trying to repair a friend's Dell Inspiron 620. It has Windows 7 Home Premium (x32), and we'd like to install Windows 8.1, if possible. However, no matter what I do, it gets stuck in the middle of ...
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Can't start up repair, BCD is missing. What to do? [closed]

My Win8 pc (not legitimate) won't boot normally. It started when I unistalled an app (start is back) and got a flickering black screen with cursor. I logged on onto my guest account to put it via ...
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1answer
59 views

Windows 7 fresh install, not booting but shows a black screen with blinking cursor

Our laptop has two OS installed: ubuntu and windows 7, and it has about 4 partitions: swap,home,root,windows 7. I moved ubuntu to the first partition before windows 7 but I don't have any problems ...
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1answer
32 views

Windows Won't Boot? [closed]

Ok, so I get the CTRL ALT DEL error and Hard Drive not found. The thing is, I can use Hirem to access the hard drive and move files around without any errors or slow. I tried a ton of HD fixing ...
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1answer
25 views

Troubleshooting slow log on of a computer? [closed]

What tools would you utilize to troubleshoot a slow logon of a computer? How and why? Thanks in advance
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0answers
16 views

Samsung 7 Chronos does not boot

I have a Samsung Notebook (NP700Z5C-S07DE) and it does not boot. Originally it came with Windows 8 and yesterday I updated it to 8.1 (via store) and it did not boot, it's only showing the Samsung ...
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1answer
42 views

What's the easiest method of changing the drive letter of the active/boot drive in Win 7?

I recently bought an SSD to accompany my HDD, and installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 onto it. I then used Drive Manager to change the drive letter of my HDD from C: to E:. Trouble is, I now have ...
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1answer
52 views

Acer Aspire keeps rebooting when bootable USB inserted

So I have an Acer Aspire V5-131 and long story short (really, it's a long story!), I decided to do a complete wipe of the HDD (using dban). So right now the HDD is absolutely wiped, there's nothing on ...
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2answers
50 views

Windows 7 x64 double installed on separate partitions

Recently, through a series of unfortunate and mysterious events, the Windows 8 partition of my Dell Inspiron 1440 came down with a case of knock-off Cryptolocker, and eventually I had to reformat. ...
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1answer
39 views

How to change the Windows 98 boot logo?

so I learned that it's easy to change Android device boot logos and stuff. Windows boots with WinLoad.exe, which calls a GPU to draw the logo. Is it possible I can decompile Windows OS in pieces ...
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1answer
21 views

What is the actual content of a non-booted hard drive

I am trying to modify some Windows and Linux (obviously I'm talking of several computers, not only one) files. I know their path, but their location is just a fake location which is actually ...
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0answers
32 views

Windows hangs on first boot … mostly

I having some strange problems with the windows 7 PC of my mother in law. Mostly every time she starts her PC "after a while" (time is not really specifiable - often about a day) Windows hang up on ...
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1answer
32 views

New hdd not detected in BIOS after CloneZilla

I did a disk to disk clone with clonezilla. I cloned all partitions and used the -k1 option. I put the new hdd in and it doesn't boot. BIOS does not detect an hdd. Why might that be? old hdd: 80gb, ...
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1answer
21 views

Can I have multiple custom startup configurations in windows 7?

Currently I can only put programs to startup folder and after that all of them will launch every time when I turn on PC. But what if I want several configurations? For example first configuration for ...
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0answers
23 views

Different boot time for the same computer by different commands

As far as I am aware, there are 3 ways to check the computer boot time in windows. And they should give the same time, just in different formats. Why do I get different times, where do these commands ...
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2answers
73 views

Cannot run Windows after upgrading Ubuntu

Here is the scenario of my Lenovo 3000 G430 Laptop: System configuration: P4 Dual core T3200 CPU 3GB RAM (1+2 in two slots) 500GB HDD Partition layout for HDD: 170GB Priamry - NTFS (for Windows ...
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0answers
46 views

Missing operation system and can't enter bios

I tried to load my default settings from the Bios. But when i did and i restarted i get the message: Missing operation system Whenever i try to restart i cannot enter the bios and change the boot ...
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1answer
46 views

Deleting an operating system entry from bootloader menu

yesterday I installed Windows 8.1 while I had Windows 7 already installed. Now, once I boot up my laptop, it asks me whether I want Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 booted up. I want that to go away, I want ...
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1answer
24 views

Regarding boot repair

I've repaired grub using boot repair disk x64. I've windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 on laptop both are working properly. I want to reinstall windows copy but it fails to boot from DVD and win 7 iso through ...
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1answer
123 views

“Windows failed to start” loop with 0xc0000225. No install discs, EasyRE/USB iso hasn't worked

I've been suffering from this "Windows failed to start" loop with 0xc0000225 for 3 days now and I still can't fix it. The major problem is that I don't have any sort of installation disc. However, I ...
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0answers
129 views

kernel panic - not syncing out of memory and no killable processes

I am using Ubuntu 12.10. I decided to install windows 7 (due to .net requirement) from a pen drive. I have 8GB of RAM, but I removed 4GB. When I tried to install Windows 7, I selected the partition ...
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3answers
137 views

How to make a bootable USB disk for installing Windows 7?

with my new Lenovo E145 I am stuck when it comes to installing a fresh Windows 7/ dual boot device. The laptop has no CD/DVD drive, and had Windows 7 pre-installed. I downloaded an ISO image X17... ...
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0answers
32 views

virtualbox + image vhd + boot failure

I have Oracle Virtualbox 4.3.12. installed on Windows 8.1 pro. I attempt to launch a native image disk Microsoft VHD on witch there is win 8 standard. Unfortunatly , i have a fatal error : INT 18 boot ...
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48 views

Can I boot Windows 8 based on the last hiberfil.sys file?

I shut down my PC via Power -> Hibernate. After new starting the clean Windows Desktop was shown so it seems something went wrong when shutting down during Hiberation or rebooting. The hiberfil.sys ...
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1answer
35 views

How to uninstall windows 7 in dual boot with windows 8? [duplicate]

My pc has 3 partition C, D and E. first i installed win 8 on C and then win 7 in D in dual boot. now how to uninstall win 7 and only win 8 installed.
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1answer
22 views

Get notified when a program adds itself to autostart?

I would like to get notified when a program adds itself to the Startup / Autostart list, how can I accomplish that?
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1answer
58 views

Why it is named blue screen error when there was no blue screen appearance in this event?

My internet got disconnected. I removed my Ethernet cable and plugged it to the required port and then the light started glowing showing that I can access my internet now. I tried to access the ...
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1answer
70 views

How to auto play a song when Windows starts up

I know how to play a song or run a program at the start-up. Merely, putting the shortcut of the file into the Startup folder and that's okay. Anyway, I would like it to play and not appear on the ...
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1answer
33 views

Drives Disappear when Turning off Raid

I have a Dell Workstation T7610 with a 256 gig SSD and a 2 TB HDD. When I try to disable the raid controller the drives disappear in the boot order. How can I keep the drives active without having ...
1
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1answer
67 views

Is a BCD generic?

I have 2 computers both running Windows 8.1 (updated from the Store), and one of them won't boot. Upon booting, I get this error message: Your PC needs to be repaired The Boot Configuration ...
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0answers
35 views

Booting barely working, Windows 8 can't sleep/restart/shutdown without crashing

I'm getting some strange issues on a lenovo laptop, it goes like this It barely boots, I get the lenovo BIOS logo and then sometimes I see the win8 loading dot-circle but then sometimes don't and ...
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0answers
33 views

WinUsb doesn't boot windows 7

I installed WinUsb to my Ubuntu 14.04 and created a win7 bootable usb. I did not encounter any problems while creating it. In BIOS I put the usb on top, however it always boots ubuntu instead. Any ...
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0answers
29 views

Create multi-disc windows bootable

I have windows 8.1 iso that I need to burn and make bootable disc. Unfortunately, I only have dvds of size 4.8 GB while ISO is greater than 6 GB. How can I make bootable disc that spans over multiple ...
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0answers
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Asus X45C booting directly to BIOS without any reason

I have a Asus laptop which runs on Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. For a week, whenever I switch it on it boots directly to the BIOS, instead of booting into Windows, without any reason. Then I have to ...
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3answers
66 views

Grub rescue, unable to boot windows

I have windows vista and backtrack Linux installed on my dell PC. I wanted to uninstall backtrack so I delect the partition, but when I try to boot widows again, the grub rescue> shown up. I can't ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to run a script on Windows boot as admin by adding it into a “Current Version\Run” registry key of the user “NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM”?

This is the Windows registry autorun key for my current (administrator group) user: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and this one is for the "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM" ...
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2answers
58 views

How can I add, from another operating system, a script for execution on the next Windows boot?

Also known as: adding a script on some Windows startup without booting it I have a multiple operating systems computer, one of them is Windows, and I would like to add some .cmd script to the ...
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0answers
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Constant BSODs and boot failures?

I have a Dell Inspiron M5040 running Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit) that I got as a Christmas gift in 2011. Recently, it has been showing signs of weakness. I was suspicious of virus infection after ...
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1answer
184 views

Trying to repair infected rpcss.dll in Vista causes black screen on bootup

I ran the malware scanner Hitman Pro on a Windows Vista computer, and it detected that C:\Windows\system32\rpcss.dll was infected. I uploaded the file to virustotal.com and its analysis said that 28 ...
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0answers
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Access to applications on two discs

I have two hard discs in one computer, there is Windows XP on each. When I am booting Windows from HDD I can use applications being installed on this disc, but when I am booting Windows from another ...
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3answers
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Can't get past Launch Startup Repair through nothing

I turned my computer on the other morning and it had two options on the screen. Launch Startup Repair and Start Windows normally. I clicked the normal. Then it goes back to the Launch Startup Repair ...
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3answers
472 views

Start Windows with previously open programs

I am running Windows 7 64 bit. When I shut down my computer I have many programs open on the desktop. When I start my computer I want these programs to open automatically. I am aware of SaveMyCache, ...
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2answers
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Windows Vista Won't Boot Dual Boot

Recently I tried to dual-boot my Windows Vista laptop. I stupidly moved the Windows partition a tiny bit to the right. Now the Windows bootloader is pointing to an empty part of the disk. How can I ...
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1answer
66 views

Restore boot without formatting (UEFI)

I have a problem and I would not format more my poor HDDs. Hardware situation: Motherboard Asrock 970 Extreme4 (UEFI) HDD1 (/dev/sda) -> Recovery | EFI Partition | Windows 8.1 HDD2 (/dev/sdb) -> ...