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Windows 8.1 INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE error preventing startup

Background My Fujitsu Lifebook laptop (running Windows 8.1) has gradually been getting slower over the last few months, so I recently took steps to speed it up. These included: Making use of the ...
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Launch programs by typing their names in 'run' dialogue box

There are some applications such as notepad and cmd which can be launched by typing their name in run dialogue box, can I just create entrys like that for all applications?
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Unable to mount windows hard drive on linux live usb

I am fully shutting down windows with "shutdown /s /t 0". I also tried "shutdown /s /f /t 0" I then insert my linux live usb and boot from it. Everything works fine, but when I try to access my ...
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Windows 8.1 start screen opens when using move window shortcut [duplicate]

I regularly use the short cut Win key + left arrow or right arrow to move windows around but recently when using this shortcut as well as performing the command it has begun opening the windows start ...
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Windows - two options for stop the scheduled jobs - why?

Every time I set a scheduled job in Windows I promised myself to get correct information about why the properties contain two option for stop job:- So: I try to set a SJ to run at every N minutes. In ...
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Multiple programs run to issues after an instant shutdown on a blue screen

Issues found so far Apache(httpd) won't start, a crash happens always with "stackhash_0a9e" error Closing Notepad++ throws an exception notification, and the process isn't closed at background ...
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How can an OS change the boot order?

On a machine that uses UEFI and GRUB to boot I've witnessed Windows decide to change the boot order. I thought boot order was only the business of me and my motherboard and simply non-existent in the ...
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Computer not booting, black screen, no beeps

I bought a pre-owned computer on Ebay. It booted fine, had to reset due to it not detecting USB mouse, but it detected the USB keyboard. Booted fine again, then I tried to install Ubuntu Desktop, when ...
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Permission issue on network share drive

I am using Windows 7 on work domain network. One of the shared drives is mapped automatically when I logon with my domain user. However, when I try to create a file or directory from my workstation in ...
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How to enable echoing in telnet.exe client

Can I somehow enable echoing in the standard telnet.exe client when connecting to the bat.org server? Is it possible at all? telnet bat.org When I'm connecting to this server via putty, echoing ...
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How do I install a previous version of Chrome?

I have a problem with the latest version of Chrome (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/31225926/how-do-i-download-a-file-with-webdriver-in-the-latest-chrome-version-43-0-2357-1) so I need to download ...
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need help getting rid of a virus

i'm getting this virus about 8-18 happen at once my avast is blocking it but it triggers when ever i shut down my computer and turn it on again. i have done a virus scan with avast and MalwareBytes ...
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How do I reset the Windows XP Administrator password?

I have forgotten the Administrator password of my Windows XP installation and locked out. Is there a way to reset it? I do have physical access to the PC.
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What can I do if I forgot my Windows password?

I got a brand new Windows 7 machine, installed the operating system, created one account and forgot its password. What can I do? There is no external CD, the operating system is loaded from somewhere ...
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Really truly install multiple independent versions of Firefox

I have seen some other questions on here (e.g., this and this), plus plenty of other pages on the web, offering various strategies for installing and running multiple versions of Firefox side by side. ...
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Explorer.exe crash frequent

Some days after I solved my precedent question, Windows Explorer started to crash again, but now I can login and everything, but it crashes randomly (frequency vary between 40 seconds and 5 minutes) ...
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Make default choice of user in windows 7 login to password type screen

I want to choose a default user in windows login screen so that it will get me straight to the password type screen. I have tried this solution: Enable Auto Logon: reg add ...
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Change the system partition in Windows XP

I attached two hard disks (Disk 1 and Disk 2) to an old computer system while installing Windows XP. Disk 1 is IDE and Disk 2 is SATA. I wanted to install Windows XP on Disk 1. Disk 2 was meant for ...
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Time out configuration for projecting to second screen on Windows 8.1 32bit

I am trying keep programs running with the display turned off on my windows 8.1 tablet, but cannot get it working properly no matter what. The display goes black but it is not completely turned off. ...
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What Tiling Window Manager for Windows do you recommend? [closed]

What is the best tiling window manager for Windows? I'm looking for something like awesome. It would be nice if it removes the title bar and has "comfortable" shortcut keys (for me that's vi keys, ...
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How to boot Windows ISO installation using PXE (without Windows AIK or whatever)

I have a Linux PXE server. Can boot into Linux ISO installers using PXE with no problems. But how can I do it with Windows ISO? Just start the installation. Without creating some stuff (winpe) under ...
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Windows drive unallocated after moving drive to external on USB 3.0

I have swapped the HDD in my laptop with an SSD and reinstalled Windows. I was hoping to put the old HDD into a USB 3.0 enclosure and transfering some files over, but the drive shows up as ...
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Can I automate an audio playlist to play at certain times, in a desired order?

I currently use Windows Task Scheduler to play certain playlists at certain times of the day/week, which we broadcast online as part of scheduled programming. Each time the task executes, it opens the ...
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How can mouse clicks stop working in Windows but I can move the mouse?

Situation: Windows 2008 Server with SP2 64 Bit used as "Terminal Server", Direct X 11 Office 2007 32 Bit .net add-in for PowerPoint using WPF, nlog, Lucene the add-in is for end-users and does not ...
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Reformatting drive from a GUID partition to an MBR partition

I understand that Truecrypt is not compatible with an GUID partition but that is the limit of my knowledge. I am currently using a system that has a GUID partition but doesn't have bitlocker ...
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I can't get Windows 8.1 to execute batch files through the interface

(moved from stackoverflow where I mistakenly placed it in the wrong spot) Windows 8 has decided that a .bat file has no association. I can't choose to associate it with cmd.exe from the open file ...
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How to rename an executable from its details

I have loads of .exe files that got renamed to file1.exe, file2.exe, etc. When you look at a file's Details under Properties (in Windows Explorer), it has the original file name under "Product Name". ...
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Checking if a key is present on the windows registry through batch file

I work as IT Support for public service. Some of the jobs we have to do on a regular basis is to install some software developed by our own developers. We usually do it as procedures, in which in ...
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Visual Studio overwrites settings

A chkdsk snafu rendered my computer unbootable, so IT gave me a new one. Now I have to reinstall and reconfigure everything to my liking and Visual Studio 2012 gives me grief. I managed to lift most ...
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Reinstalled windows on same drive, windows.old folder is broken

I reinstalled windows, from within windows, on the same drive (inserted the disk while windows was running, and ran the installer). When the installation completed I had a C:\windows.old folder that I ...
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Users lose access to the database folder

I work as IT Support for public service. Some of the software our users use rely on Oracle 9 as database. By default, it installs itself in root folder C:\Orant9i. But from time to time a user calls ...
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How to get URL of currently opened webpage of Chrome application desktop shortcut

A quick google on my need "How to get URL of currently opend webpage of Chrome application shortcut" give me nothing helpful. So what is the fastest get the URL of an Chrome application desktop ...
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After upgrade to Windows 8, max brightness is not really max

I recently upgraded my Dell M17xR3 to Windows 8. After install, I noticed that my screen brightness had been reduced to almost half of the original brightness, although brightness control seems to be ...
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Procedure checklist for slow computer problems

For me one of the most hard to pinpoint the causes problem is to determine what is causing slow behavior. In many cases you can't find a process which is consuming more significant memory than the ...
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Changing the password in Windows 7 hotspot

I turned my Windows 7 laptop into a wireless hotspot a while ago. Now I forgot the password I set. How can I see and change the password? I cannot see the network under Control Panel\Network and ...
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How to find the INF file in an installed printer driver

I had installed a printer driver on a Window 7 x64 machine using the selection Windows offer. I do not have the driver disk, nor can I download the driver one the web or the vendor website (I don't ...
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Mute certain programs when other program makes sound

Listening to online radio scanners some times not much happens, so I do other things. Usually I use Firefox on Windows 7 or 8. Is there a nice way to automatically mute all sound except the browser ...
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How to make an AIO MSDaRT usb/disk

I know there's an AIO windows installation disks, but is it possible making an AIO MSDaRT disc/usb? I wanna have a bootable MSDaRT disk to chose from Vista, Win7, or Win8
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How to mount a dmg file in Windows?

I need to mount a .dmg file on windows 7. These are the disk image container files as are commonly used with Apple's OSX. What applications/utilities will do this? I know Daemon tools won't.
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Is it possible to move the windows folder to a second drive to seperate the usage?

I have two small, slow drives. They're big enough to contain the windows folder. I've read before that it's possible to move a folder to a different drive and make windows think it's still there by ...
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How to shutdown a Windows computer using a binary code

I've seen tips/tricks (for example Notepad Tricks on this WordPress blog), that put some 0s and 1s in Notepad and saved it as an .exe file. How can I shut down a Windows computer using such tricks?
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Intel RST drivers - magic performance boost (only) up till version 11.2.0?

what's the magic behind the massive write speed performance boost by intel RST drivers up till and including version 11.2.0? i have done some performance measurements of my application that is ...
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My system is not listing boot-able USB device in BIOS boot device list

I have a ASUS S56C ultrabook and i was trying to install the windows 8.1 through a pendrive. First the device was listed but it gave me error of GPT partition.. so i have converted my ssd disk to MBR. ...
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Laptop started to crash on low memory conditions

I have a Lenovo T420s that has recently been freezing and then crashing with a blue screen (Windows 7). It has 8GB RAM and a SSD hard disk. I frequently max out memory so hitting the pagefile a lot. ...
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Can't see PuTTY window on Windows Vista any longer

Recently I found that I could launch PuTTY but that no window was displayed. The Task bar has putty as a running application and I can right click on that to get the move and close option. If I ...
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How does Windows deal with process memory or resource exhaustion?

The other day I was working on a Windows 7 32-bit PC, with a few applications running including Firefox. Over time I kept opening new tabs in Firefox until, suddenly, the Firefox window started ...
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How to determine logged on user in Windows XP?

What's the easiest way to determine the logged on user in Windows XP (without loading any support tools)? I'm looking for something similar to the 'whoami' command but for Windows. I need something ...
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How to uninstall onedrive in my laptop

I recently purchased a Dell laptop running Windows 8. At the time of configuration of my latop I gave my outlook user details. Now the problem is that the preloaded one drive is logged-in with my ...
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I don't know how to use vnc2flv

I want to record the screen with a vnc server. I know it is possible using Vnc2flv, but I don't understand how. Can help me with a simple tutorial? in Windows.
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Boot fully encrypted Windows 8+ with GRUB without password using keyfile

I have a current setup so that my entire linux (including /boot) is encrypted and when I first start grub a password is needed to access /boot from my linux partition. But my entire windows partition ...