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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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Booting to windows safe mode with dual boot ubuntu not working

So I haven't used windows in a little while and when I tried to today, I am getting the error "user cannot be loaded." One of the advised solutions is to boot in safe mode, but apparently I can't. I ...
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Windows 7 failure (0xc0000428)

I have an old computer, the configuration is: Pentium D Dual Core, 1 GB Ram, 250GB HD. The error is intermittent: sometimes the computer freeze during Windows startup and sometimes freeze after 15 or ...
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Remove Right Click Area on Lenovo ThinkPad W540

The Lenovo ThinkPad W540 does away with dedicated buttons for the trackpad and instead the whole trackpad area is clickable. The lack of any buttons to feel, coupled with the fact that trackpad is ...
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Create simple GUI applications on Windows [on hold]

What tools can I learn quickly to be able to create simple GUI apps on Windows 7 that could take in some user values and run parametrized scripts (say a .cmd file with %1, %2 etc) While I do ...
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Lenovo drivers do not send auto adjust information to a monitor

Lenovo drivers do not seem to provide any external monitor with how it should auto adjust. Is this correct behavior? I've noticed with a few Lenovo branded monitors (thinkvision L1711pC and below), ...
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Two users on Windows 7 connected to different networks?

I happen to need to use a VPN, but also need my local connection. I can't connect to these two together though, as I need just some software to run on the VPN, while the rest of it must not. I tried ...
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New data always goes behind the $MFT zone

How can achieve the newly written data to be placed before MFT ? HDD : WD 640GB 7200 32MB SATA II Black OS : WIndows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 File system : NTFS Cluster Size : 4 KB ...
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Using grep on URLs not working

I've got a couple of text files (a.txt and b.txt) containing a bunch of URLs, each on a separate line. Think of these files as blacklists. I want to sanitize my c.txt file, scrubbing it of any of the ...
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Optical toslink not active

I have a ASRock X85 Extreme board and Windows 7 x64. I cannot activate the Optical SPDIF Out Port (Toslink), only the RCA-Connection (looks like Cinch) is active. FYI: If I connect the Toslink-Cable ...
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Is it safe to delete the 100 MB System Reserved Partition on Windows 8? [duplicate]

I have 100MB System Reserved Partition. I have other 3 partitions (making a total of 4 - max for a basic disk) 1 for Windows 8.1 1 for Ubuntu 12.04 1 common extended partition with 2 logical ...
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Can't connect to SMB shares using OpenVPN

I've managed to set up OpenVPN server on my ASUS RT-AC66U router at home that's using the Asuswrt-Merlin firmware. It's set up using a TAP interface and I've installed the OpenVPN client at a remote ...
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Windows 7 Remote Desktop Connection: Single Monitor Computer connecting to Multiple Monitor Computer

I am trying to connect from a Windows 7 system with only one monitor to another Windows 7 system with two monitors using Remote Desktop Connection. Whenever I successfully connect to this machine, ...
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How to set a custom background image in ConEmu?

I'm trying to set a custom background in my ConEmu console and I'm a bit puzzled as to the settings I need. The documentation mentions a number of Windows registry entries but it isn't clear to me ...
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Find MS account I order to use Skype on my IPad [on hold]

I have an iPad I have not used my Microsoft Account in a long time and I want to use Skype on my iPad. In order to log into my account I have to provide my Microsoft Account's username and I don't ...
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deleting a user local profile in Win 7

Does deleting a user local profile in win 7, also delete MS Office files stored in the My Documents folder on C drive? I deleted a local profile and now user calims he is missing files in C: My ...
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Does Firefox store bookmarks as individual files anywhere? [duplicate]

Many years ago in the time of Windows XP, I remember that Internet Explorer had a "Favourites" folder containing each bookmark as a standalone file. This enabled easy drag-and-drop operations on ...
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W7 Pro SP1 DHCP Default Gateway vs Assigned Gateway

Windows 7 Pro SP1 DHCP default gateway vs assigned gateway. I can add a specific gateway in TCPIP settings to by pass the default. However, when I look at ipconfig I see the newly added gateway but ...
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Keyboard issue in windows 7

i have a windows 7 installed to my PC. I'm little bit confused to figure the source of problem. The problem consists of keyboard issue, it need to be pressed multiple time to get work. I have tried ...
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How do I get my system to find a “buried” MBR?

Following a botched Linux install, my Windows 7 install can't find my MBR normally. It's in there -- somewhere -- and I CAN access it if I use F12 during boot to access the mobo boot options: Note ...
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XP in Win7 virtual PC Security considerations

I have a Windows 7 PC but occasionally have the need to run old software that won't run on Windows 7 but would run on XP. I have XP installed inside Windows Virtual PC and inside that XP networking ...
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Can't connect to network using windows 8

I have small local network with no access to internet. I was using PCs with win 7 OS and everything worked fine. But when I wanted to add PC with win 8 OS this PC can't see any other on the network. ...
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Canon BJC 4000 Printer not recognized in Windows 7

I need some help please. I recently upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit). I discovered that one of my 2 printers, the one mentioned in the title has not been recognized. I know that this printer ...
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How to have Photo screensaver display across multiple monitors?

I have 3 monitors. I'm using the default Win7 "Photos" screensaver. I have the rightmost monitor my Primary monitor. But when the screensaver starts, it displays only on my left monitor. This does ...
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Beep sound in remote desktop

First of all, I don't like sounds (because I play a lot of media), therefore I have all system sounds disabled. However, whenever I'm using Remote Desktop (with the remote system muted), I get beeping ...
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Windows 7 laptop freezes up

My wife's 3-year-old laptop has started freezing randomly, and I am hoping the folks here can help me figure out why. Symptoms This started happening last week, around Wednesday or Thursday, and now ...
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Dual graphic card issue on Samsung laptop

So I have a laptop with two graphic cards on it - Intel Graphic HD 4000 and ATI Radeon 7670M. I do know how to "force" programs to use ATI Card by using the Catalyst Control Center but this "magic ...
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View the current day in the taskbar

Is there a way to view the current day (eg. Wednesday) next to the date and time in the taskbar? I can never remember the day when I need it, so is there a way to add the day in the taskbar?
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BitLocker (Lost bitlocker password and recovery key)

Lost my bit-locker password and recovery key. I don't have any method unlock my partition. I tried to use some methods but i couldn't unlock my partition
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Windows/Installer and Windows/winsxs using up 25% of my 60gb SSD

I'm wondering if anyone knows a safe way to clean these two folders or even clean the Windows folder so that I can get some space back as it's eating 25% of my SSD, the entire windows folder is taking ...
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conhost.exe and csrss.exe questions

I currently have 2 csrss.exe running under system, using 1700kb - 2156kb memory each. Related to them there seems to be 2 conhost.exes, one using roughly 1000kb ram and 1400kb. One is SYSTEM and one ...
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Open a web page from anywhere with a single action

I'm using the same webapps over and over. I have the following things in place: shortcuts on my desktop --> I need to go back to the desktop and click. Then all is minimized. favorite in my browser ...
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Change Windows 7 RDP host certificate expiration date

My Windows 7 desktop computer uses a self-signed certificate to identify its RDP host. So to prevent a man-in-the-middle attack, I have to manually verify the thumbprint the first time my RDP client ...
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Windows 7 - Windows security center is turned off - safemode

So via msconfig I enabled safemode with networking and rebooted to test some things. When it started noticed after a while there was the little flag saying the security center was turned off. I was ...
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How to redirect the output of a FTP recursive listing to a local file with Windows 7 FTP client?

When using the DOS command FTP in Windows 7, I can use this FTP command to list recursively all files of the remote directory: ftp> ls -R I cannot get the output of ls -R to a local file, FTP ...
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Problems with dual boot

I have windows-8 on dell inspiron. I dual booted it with ubuntu 14.04 Windows and ubuntu share the same partition ("Local Disk C"). From then, I am facing a lot of problems. 1. PC hangs suddenly. 2. ...
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No shadow under windows

i am currently running a windows 7 ultimate on my pc. Yesterday i upgraded my Bitdefender 2014 to 2015 version, and after that i found that there is no shadow showing under my windows(border) or ...
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PING domain is very slow but NSLookup is instant, website takes a long time to appear

My Internet is behaving very strangely the last few days, DNS resolution is very slow, PING domain can take a minute - sometimes the there's no delay for a period of time. PING IP address and ...
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glibmm-error**: unhandled exception(type std::exception)in signal handler:what:fragment shader code not found

I get this error message every time I try to launch eve-online launcher. I have tried fresh install of game /direct x/mb drives/ vid card to no avail glibmm-error**: unhandled exception(type ...
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Know PC specs through cli and save it in a txt file

I'd like to have the full system specs through cli and export or save it in a text file. Is this possible?
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HP Laserjet 1020 plus offline error on client

I have desktop i3 processor I haves connected a printer 1020 plus directly through USB with the desktop and shared the printer in the network. I have shared the printer with 7 clients it’s working. ...
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Intermittent write locks on files without obivous cause

Recently I have been getting intermittent (random, sporadic) write locks on recently written files without any obvious cause. The setup: The machine in question is a 2 years old DELL Latitude E6520 ...
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Computer freezes within a few minutes of normal mode; works great in safe mode with networking

I was browsing a news website and the computer froze after I clicked on a link. I waited about ten minutes, still "processing" and decided to restart. After restarting, I got the same problem within ...
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How to open a folder in a new tab in windows 7?

I am a window user from the beginning but recently I started working on the Linux and there is one feature that I really like in Linux (off-course there are many more but I didn't use all thoroughly). ...
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There is a way to move $MftMirr other then using PerfectDisk?

I'm trying to resize a Windows 7 system partition, but I can't move some files placed in the middle of the volume. I'd like to shrink the partition further then by half and I don't like the idea of ...
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No response when I try to add a network location (ftp) from My Computer.

Nothing happens when I click on "add a network location" from the context menu. No windows are opened and the system does not appear to be hanging/busy. I've tried rebooting, as well as sfc /scannow ...
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my computer can only recorder from mix but can't record sound from headphone

My computer is asus 451. My computer can recorder the sound from mix but it couldn't record sound from headphones while I could hear sound when I'm playing music. I think it's because of driver ...
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Override aero snap case by case?

It there a way to disable the snapping feature of Aero for a single operation? For example, sometimes I want to move a window to the top of the screen, but Windows maximizes it. Or extent a window to ...
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Shift + \ is not working

I can't type "|" with Shift + . I checked typing every other key with both left and right shifts and there weren't any problem. It was perfectly working yesterday. Is it some kind of a hardware ...
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Browsers gets messed across dual monitor in portrait setup

I have recently changed my dual monitor setup from landscape to portrait. The desktop is extended and not duplicated. I'm having a problem viewing websites when the browser spans across two monitors. ...