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What happened to my computer, and what are my recovery chances?

Today I was just using my computer as normal when it froze. Restarting, it froze on the windows login screen. Restarting again brought me to the "Windows failed to start" screen, where I tried to run ...
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Any way to force the Windows Task Bar to hide (if in “auto hide” mode)

I have my Win 7 taskbar set to autohide but its often pops up... and just stays visible, obscuring the bottom of all other programs (since they are behaving correctly (as if the Task Bar isn't there ...
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Installing Windows 7 onto Laptop in UEFI

I want to install Windows 7 64-Bit onto my laptop's SSD, in UEFI. I have written a Windows 7 ISO onto a USB memory stick, using Rufus. This seems to have worked without errors. But when I try to boot ...
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Using Toshiba 22EL833 as PC display through HDMI input

I had another Toshiba TV - 19SL738 - connected to this same PC and video card (GTX 8800) through a DVI to HDMI cable (DVI on PC side, HDMI on TV) that was working perfectly at it's native resolution ...
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Is cloning a partially allocated 2 TB drive (src) to a 1TB drive (dst) possible?

I am thinking of trying to clone some clean installs of Windows OSes (dual-boot) from a (src) 2TB drive (1863 GB) to a (dst) 1TB drive (931.5 GB). The 2 OS partitions on (src) would only be 200 GB ...
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Prevent Caching in Windows FTP (Explorer)

Windows Explorer's FTP functionality appears to be caching downloaded files, such that when I drag drop (to download) the same file again, it's not downloading the latest version from the FTP server. ...
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Extracting Drivers from Disc

Soooo.. I clean-installed windows 7 ultimate on my Toshiba Satellite A130-ST1311 (old, I know). And it came with a recovery disk to reinstall windows vista. It has all the drivers I need, but I don't ...
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PGP Desktop Whole disk Encryption paused on a toshiba ultrabook z935

I have a Toshiba z930 Ultrabook with PGP Desktop installed for whole disk encryption. It installed correctly, and started encrypting but it stays paused. If I reboot, it shows me the PGP desktop ...
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Windows-7 laptop formatting and re-installation

My Toshiba laptop came preinstalled Windows-7 (64 bit) version purchased in July 2010. No setup disk came with the laptop, but there is a "Toshiba recovery media creator" utility. Now, I want to ...
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Toshiba Bluetooth driver installation stalls at 5 bars

I am trying to install my Bluetooth driver after having formatted my laptop but the instillation stalls to these two windows for over 30 minutes and still going on. OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ...
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Bypass Bootcamp USB Driver Issue with Hog4 PC

First, I know that the software Hog4 PC and the DMX Super Widget are not supported with Bootcamp on a Mac and so, the exact driver issues are not relevant. The widget plugs into the Mactop via a USB ...
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How do I migrate a single drive (no RAID) running under RAID controller, to AHCI mode without losing the GPT partition on it?

I'm pretty new to GPT and miss my MBR. I have a 3TB drive I use for data at Win7 mount point D: I had left my mobo in RAID mode after finishing with RAID tinkering a couple years ago because RAID ...
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HP Compaq 600 registration key to install drivers

i need registration key to install drivers wanna use to fix some problems i have 17 outdated or missing drivers on my HP/Compaq 600 Notebook series
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Unable to start C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe when launching Console2

I've just downloaded Console2 as an alternative to the default cmd console that comes with windows, when I double click I get this error : I added the C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe to the PATH ...
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Extending laptop across 3 monitors

I currently have a Sager NP9150 gaming laptop. The machine comes with a DVI, HDMI, and display port. I currently have a Dell monitor and a TV connected - the monitor with a DVI and the TV with a vga ...
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WAMP 2.5 hangs my Windows 7 SP1 laptop as soon as it starts

I am using WAMP 2.5 with local folder (localhost/websitename) setting. Every time I open WAMP (when internet is connected) it hangs my laptop for a number of minutes and the only option I have, is to ...
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“Server Busy” error each time I log on to Windows

I see this message whenever I log on to Windows: What's wrong? Why does it appears? What should I do about it? Additional Details: I use Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit OS.
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Windows Update Error 490

I'm having some issues installing windows update on this particular Windows 7 PC. I'm trying to (for instance) install Service Pack 1, and its popping up an error saying "Element Not Found", and then ...
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Laptop Memory suddenly peaking

We have a Toshiba Laptop that has suddenly begun to run at maximum memory capacity. Specs (Going off the top of my head) OS: Windows 7 Professional RAM: 4 GB 32 bit OS We have done nothing out of ...
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How to change notepad default size and position?

On my Windows 7 PC, notepad opens at the same position and its window has same size each time. In Application appears off screen thread Kaze gives the way to reset it by deleting some registry ...
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Must I backup the 100MB hidden partition when creating a disk image with Clonezilla?

I'm running 32-bit Win 7. I just finished a clean install, with Windows Update patches and service packs. In order to save time in the future, I made an image of the C: partition using Clonezilla. ...
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How to connect Windows 7 64-bit to shared HP LaserJet 1000 printer installed on Windows XP?

I've got HP LaserJet 1000 printer installed on Windows XP. I successfully connected to the printer on Windows 7 x86. I tried the same with Windows 7 x64 but failed. I did steps from HP forums and ...
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“Could not find this item” every time when renaming, moving, copying! win 7 explorer issue

I'm having this issue I noticed is unsolvable around. Everytime I move, copy, rename it prompts ""Could not find this item". Clicking "Try Again" always works but this is bothering and making me waste ...
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HP EliteBook 8530W - Lid opening event not firing

I have an oldy but goody HP EliteBook 8530w which I've recently upgraded a bit (more RAM, new CPU, SSD, secondary hard drive). My previous laptop, a HP 8530P, on Windows 7 had the wake-up-on-lid-open ...
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Putting PC into Sleep causes all games to run poorly

After putting my PC to sleep and waking it back up, Games that normally run very smooth, Run very poorly, choppy, and almost unplayable. I'm currently running on an ASUS Nvidia GTX 770. Current ...
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Download speeds are good. Upload speeds are terrible. Win7

I'm running Windows 7 with a wired connection to my Verizon FIOS router. My download speeds are usually around 80 Mbps, but my upload speeds are lucky to break 1.0 Mbps. This is a new problem, ...
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Why only the left speakers are working?

I've just bought a 5.1 speakers and only the left side speakers and the center are working. If I plug in the speakers to my mp3 player than each speaker is working, so the speakers are good. I have ...
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Move command takes to long to be processed Windows?

In Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium when I issue a move command from a partition of the HDD to the last partition of the same HDD it takes too long to process. Before the actual procedure commences the ...
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Can I use Google Drive with two accounts?

I know I can switch between two different accounts with Google Drive on the web, but, can I use two Google Drive accounts at the same time in Windows 7?
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Fast User Switch Compatibility service missing in windows 7 prof. (domain member)

My workstation with Windows7 professional is a member of a domain. I have local administator priviledges, and a separate account with standard privileges as every other user in company. I need to ...
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Installing Moto X 2nd Gen Debug Driver

I have a Windows 7 x64 Ultimate computer and I want to connect my Moto X 2nd Gen (XT1097) in debug mode so I can develop some apps. The problem is, Windows can't find the drivers for my Moto X. I ...
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Why can't you uninstall multiple programs at once in Windows?

Why won't Windows allow you to uninstall or remove multiple programs at once? What is the reasoning behind this? Will it mess up an internal system? I am not looking for how to uninstall multiple ...
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Flickering tables using Office 2002 on Windows 7

We are currently using Office 2002 on Windows XP but will be moving our users to Windows 7 in the next few months. Part of our business is writing research documents so there is heavy use of Word ...
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How can I find out what version of bluetooth my laptop supports?

Is there a place in Windows I can see this? I want to know if it supports bluetooth 3, and the specs are difficult to find!
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Terminal Server (RDP) - Idle goes back to 0 after 15 minutes

We have a problem with some TS sessions which are normally set to end after 30 minutes of inactivity. But for a strange reason every 15 minutes the timer goes back to 0 for some sessions and we can't ...
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Firefox-created desktop-url-shortcuts show blank icon

When I drag-and-drop to create a shortcut to the page I'm viewing - all I get is a generic white icon: I've uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox. I've removed the user folder. I've tried running in ...
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File names with illegal characters on NTFS drive

I have an external drive which is using NTFS. I think what has happened is the file was saved under Linux so has the illegal (to Windows) character ":" in the filename. This file can't be read by ...
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How do I make sure my computer doesn't reset without asking me first? [duplicate]

I am perfectly happy with my computer letting me know when there are updates that need to be installed and resetting is necessary. I want it to continue doing that. I do not, however, want it to do ...
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Can't remove write protection in Windows 7

I have a problem with the write protection of Windows 7. All my files in my users folder are protected and it is impossible to remove. When I uncheck the checkbox, a progressbar runs threw but ...
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How to install Turbo C++ Explorer 2006 on Windows 7?

What I would like to do I would like to use my free compiler suite, Turbo C++ Explorer 2006 (I'll call here by "Turbo"), because I still have about 91 years of license to use it :) The issue Below ...
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Microsoft word 2007 numbering the sites

I have to number my pages in Word 2007, problem is, that the number 1 has to start on actual site 9. I have also 2 laying sites, so thats why I used the section brake already, and now I cant use the ...
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Windows 7, quick lauch on task bar placed left

I have to move to Windows 7 from XP. I'm used to launch applications from quick launch in task bar. So, to be able to have several icons in quick launch, I placed task bar at left in XP. That's how ...
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Horizontally invert desktop icons [duplicate]

Windows auto-arranges desktop icons to the top left. I was wondering if there was any way to arrange them to the top right instead, like OSX.
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VirtualBox doesn't see the latest update

I use VirtualBox with Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate. When I check for the latest update it says there is none. However, looking at the official website, I don't have the latest stable version: ...
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how to create a installer which extracts files then create a shortcut to a file extracted with “run as Administrator” [duplicate]

For now I am using winrar SFX function to create a installer for my program, it works great! It allows my users to extract the files wherever they want plus it allows me to create a shortcut to ...
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How to allow non-admin users to run a VBS script that requires higher privileges?

I have a vbs script that needs to be provided to end users, but it requires more rights than they have on their locked down workstations - specifically updating some HKLM registry values and ...
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Find Windows 7 driver for Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express

We have a desktop computer here which has Ubuntu installed. We want to install Windows 7 on an identical computer, but now have no network connection. Windows doesn't recognize the network card. On ...
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Setting up a home shared RAID storage on a desktop Win7 computer

I have a desktop computer running Windows 7 Ultimate. We are several at home to use that computer, mainly to watch movies, listen music, store (hundreds of thousands) pictures of family events through ...
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Install win 7 along with a previous linux installation

Trying to install windows 7 on the last partition of my hdd (WD 500 gb lpvx advance format drive). The disk already has 6 previous partitions which have Debian Lenny, Wheezy, and Ubuntu studio 12 ...
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Why doesn't Windows 7 always create 100MB partition?

I have two 500GB hard drives in my laptop. I have formatted both so they contain nothing. When I'm installing Windows 7, depending on the drive I choose to install Windows on I may or may not get the ...