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Windows 7 will not boot

I deleted start-up files with cleaner and now the pc is will not boot up. I do not have the installation disk (as they do not provide one with pc's these days). How do I boot up? My other machine is a ...
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How to diagnose repeated freezing of windows 7 (comes back alive in few seconds)

I installed Windows 7 in a 3 year old machine, it installed successfully, took all drivers and running great, but what happens is every 5-6 minutes it freezes for few seconds... 30 seconds to 1 minute ...
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Grouping firefox (multitabs opened) buttom in taskbar(windows) as that of chrome

To be fair i don't really know the jargon used to specify my question. let me describe it in this way. Does Firefox (Firefox pin or button in task-bar that behaves as of the windows explorer pin) can ...
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Sound management when using multiple displays

I have a Lenovo AIO computer which is connected by HDMI cable to a TV as a second display. The two displays work perfectly visually and have done for months, but I am having problems with the audio. ...
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How do I reverse the DLL hack done by UxTheme Patch?

I have downloaded the ova file for Sagemath 6.6, the problem is that VirtualBox gives me this error, whenever I attempt to start the Sage virtual machine: Failed to open a session for the virtual ...
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How to convert JPEG JFIF files to JPEG Exif format?

I recently put the SD card of my camera in a Windows 7 PC and start browsing pictures on it. I noticed some were not aligned correctly and use rotate feature included in Windows Photo Viewer in order ...
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Switching a freshly formatted HDD to another laptop

So here is the situation, sorry for a bit of a long post. I have one(HP) laptop which harddrive unfortunately recently crashed, while i have another Compaq laptop with worse hardware, but an ...
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unable to show display

My IBM Think vision LCD monitor will no longer show any display. I have tried it on several PC's. When I boot up the PC, it shows a display for 1 second or less, then it goes black, but the power ...
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How to redirect sound to USB headset when plugged in?

I often have to switch between audio output from my speakers and my headset (P5Q mobo with integrated sound and Microsoft headset). I've already got it so that when my headset is plugged in, sound ...
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Windows 7, Black screen with cursor, impossible to logon

First - I have gone through as many possible solutions I've found here and elsewhere. [Edit - to describe the issue in more detail, the PC appears to boot correctly, but instead of the logon screen, ...
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Why do not all computers show up on net view?

I have a wired LAN network with some networking issues. In dealing with them, I have used net view in Command Prompt to try to see all of the computers on the network. There are four computers on the ...
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Find and replace with nothing in MS Word

How can I replace any word of specified size, color, text font... with nothing, i.e., I want to remove all the words with such criteria?
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On Windows 7, how to fix VLC Media volume capped when Firefox plays sound?

Using Mixer, I have set the volume of VLC Media player to be even with the master volume, also, this is even with other applications such as Firefox. But when Firefox plays a sound, I can hear the ...
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Reclaim unallocated space for Windows partition - extend Windows partition on Mac

I'm trying to extend the Windows partition running on my MacBook Air (Bootcamp is used) without losing any data, of course. What I have done is that I have used GParted live to shrink the OS X Lion ...
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How can I use the Apple Bluetooth Keyboard on Windows 7?

I just bought the Apple Aluminium Bluetooth Keyboard, and obviously it doesn't work on my Windows machine. I'm guessing the drivers aren't installed. It says it has successfully paired with the ...
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Is there a way to change the “highlighted file” color in Windows 7

In the Windows 7 file explorer, when you select a file, the entire line highlights a light blue color. Is there any way to change this color, presumably via a registry tweak?
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Where is the HDD driver needed to detect Win7?

This question is related to the following question. Clonezilla stopped. Can "sgdisk -z /dev/sdx" destroy all the data on sda? Win7 don't boot. I used the Win7 installation disk. And I ...
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Clonezilla stopped. Can “sgdisk -z /dev/sdx” destroy all the data on sda?

I need suggestions. I wanted to backup sda2 on which Win7 is installed. I deleted the Recovery Resion. (Probably Testdisk can restore this partition because I haven't done any manipulation on that ...
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How to define when machine was connected to WiFi in Windows logs?

I'm looking for a ways to define time when WiFi connection was established/enabled/disabled on Windows 7 machine through logs. The reason I'm looking for it is that I have laptops in LAN which ...
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The Lost Mind of Dr Brain [on hold]

I have an HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook. Have the CD of The Lost Mind of Dr Brain. When I go to run the game it gives me this message Blockquote The version of this file is not compatible with the ...
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Can you assign different default gateways on a per-application basis in Windows 7?

I have two internet connections (one satellite and one DSL). I want to route all my gaming traffic through the DSL connection and all other traffic through satellite. Each WAN is served from its own ...
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How do I reenable mkdir and other commands from the nav bar win7

This was in another thread as a comment, but I don't have the rep to post there...Pretty sure it hasn't been posted as a question yet.. I KNOW you USED to be able to do dos commands through the nav ...
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Searching through voice commands in Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Is there any way to search through voice commands, without having to export the voice commands? E.g. I would like to list all commands that contain "copy" in the command names. I am basically looking ...
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What could cause my browserS to keep crashing?

The situation: Windows 7 ultimate on standard box 4 GB RAM. The problem: IE 8 kept on crashing. Tried upgrading to IE 9 - no better. Then I thought I will have to kick IE into touch and go with ...
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Im lagging on the next gen games and i dont know what to upgrade [on hold]

I was really excited to play gta V with my computer because i heard that gta v can run smoothly on almost any rig. Now when ive played about 9 hours of gta im getting pretty annoyed over all the fps ...
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Is there a way to use modern Nvidia drivers for Intel-Nvidia hybrid notebooks?

I'm reading that modern Nvidia driver installations for mobile cards don't support the Intel-Nvidia hybrid mode. For those who don't know about it, it's designed to save notebook battery charge by ...
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In Windows' Run command line, how to open “My computer”?

if I do run (Winkey + R) and type "C:\", explorer shows up in "C:\". I'd like to know how to do the same for the My Computer folder in Windows Vista / 7.
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stay in the current window after hyperlink click

Windows 7 Enterprise Service Pack 1 Default Browser: Internet Explorer Version 11 Need to open multiple hyperlinks in an Outlook mail. How to open hyperlinks in a new tab in current (already open) ...
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Accessing a local SQL server 2014 from within a VM running vista using VS2005 fails

My laptop is running Win 7 (x64) and is part of a domain. I've installed SQL Server 2014 Dev and VS2012 on it as I want to use the laptop for development. Since some of my development has to be done ...
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Can I define a new character for my OS?

Normally when I write u+0022 it writes " (Look here). Is there any way to define a new character? I mean can I design a character and define a value (u+9999, for example) to it in order to make OS ...
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Windows loosing ethernet connection when system goes into sleep mode

Why does my windows 7 desktop lose internet connection in sleep mode? i have to restart the machine to reestablish the connection. AMD FX4100 cpu. i have run NPE; checked power saving settings, ...
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what is this orange ball over my wireless network icon in windows 7?

What is the orange ball on the wireless icon And why does it have no green ticks in the icon at the very bottom(with the orange ball on it). But it has green ticks in the popup for Network R8 (the ...
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Excel 2010 takes forever to open

I have identified a very interesting problem with Microsoft Excel 2010 on a client's computer. When opening an Excel file located on a shared folder or mapped network drive, Excel takes 2-3 minutes ...
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How to use local html page as desktop/background

On a windows 7 computer how might one set the desktop to be a webpage. I want to have a local html file that I can edit as needed. Then windows should show that file as the background for the desktop ...
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Can't ping localhost/or reach locally hosted domain

I can’t reach a locally hosted domain, and in testing I have discovered I can’t ping localhost or the actual IP either. The OS is Windows7 64bit, Pro. DNS works, I can ping others on my network, ...
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What happens when Recycle Bin uses up its allocated space?

My machine is set to store Recycle Bin for 1GB, what happens when the Recycle Bin fills its space? Does Windows notify you that it's full, or does it just automatically delete some files?
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Windows 7 won’t boot

After installing Magic Disc, my Windows 7 64-bit installation won't boot normally or in safe mode. At the moment I'm not sure what was causing the problem, but since it was full of things that I did ...
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How to view the user name of the last person that saved a file in the Windows 7 File explorer “Details view”

How to view the user name of the last person that saved a file in the Windows 7 File explorer "Details view" When you select any file in Windows and view its properties, you can see the 'property' ...
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Is there a built-in checksum utility on Windows 7?

Is there a built-in checksum/hash utility on Windows 7?
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How do I force an application to recognise two names for a disk drive?

I have an extensive image database (3.25GB metadata, 90K images) held in a legacy product (idImager V5). This in turn utilises SQL Server 2005 as the underlying DBMS. Over the years I have been ...
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How to force Firefox to download mp3 file?

Somehow my Firefox reverted to old behaviour, and now it plays all mp3 files from URL in my browser. I want it to ask for download location. I have tried several things such as: Firefox settings -> ...
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Can i clean install Windows 8 using my OEM key? [duplicate]

I bought a laptop with Windows 8 x64 bits but I formatted it and installed a pirate copy of Windows 7. Can I download a Windows 8 x64 iso and somehow use my previous OEM key to make it original again? ...
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Temp directory for all users?

This is the Temp directory for my user account: C:\Users\John\AppData\Local\Temp Is there a Temp directory that is accessible by all users?
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How to use SSH Public Key with PuTTY to connect to a Linux machine

I am trying to set a public SSH key connection from a Windows 7 machine to a Red-Hat Linux machine. The ultimate purpose is to use pscp (PuTTY's version of scp) from the command terminal w/o the need ...
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Two virtually identical Windows 7 PCs. Only one reports missing fonts in InDesign?

We have two virtually identical Windows 7 (x64) PCs, both running InDesign CS5.5. One of them had to be reinstalled from scratch and, unfortunately, its fonts were lost in the process as they were ...
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Some images becoming corrupt when moving from digital camera to PC

I have two digital cameras, a Cannon PowerShot G9 and a Sony DSC-HX300 Cyber-shot. The images are OK when played back on the cameras, but when downloaded from either camera, a small percentage of ...
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How can I stop windows explorer differentiate version information when I group files by type

In windows 7, when I group files by type, it automatically group files by different versions. For example. Word 97-2003 files and Word 2010 files are grouped in two groups. How can I make windows ...
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How to do an iPhone like keyboard shortcut in Windows 7 & 8?

I want a way to do keyboard shortcuts on my Windows 7 laptop that I can do on my iPhone 4. I am NOT talking about macros. For instance, I can type 'appt' on my iPhone and 'appointment' will appear if ...
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Setting Windows 7 Screensaver from Command Line

I'm trying to deploy a photo screensaver to several Windows 7 machines. Due to some unique restraints, I can only do it from a .bat file (no group policy). I have come up with this script: @echo off ...
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Can't make windows 7 to go bootable [on hold]

I try the command bcdboot D:\Windows /s D: but it failed. I tried admin and no admin. I tried other commands but they didn't work either. I really need help now. Thanks