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This smells like the "Capacitor plague" You should look for swollen electrolytic capacitors. See this Wikipedia for an example view. If you are lucky you can change some of them and have a working board again for a few month. If not, buy a new one. This is most of the time cheaper than the labor you will need to figure out the exact defect.


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If your USB drive is FAT formated, the maxmimum Size for a single file is limited to 4GB. If you need to copy bigger files you have to format it in NTFS.


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This is probably a motherboard issue Your symptoms strongly suggest an electronic problem in the motherboard, since you've noted that it always happens before Windows starts booting up. It's quite unlikely that a laptop AC adapter would do this as the battery should be able to keep the system running even if the adapter failed. If you can confirm that the ...


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AFAIK there is no full replacement for chkdsk. You basically have two options use ntfsfix ntfsfix is part of ntfs-3g and should be pre-installed on your Ubuntu LiveMedium. It can fix only some fundamental issues with NTFS, but it always triggers a chkdsk on next Windows-startup. In some cases this can be enough to get it back to a usable state ...


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At this stage it is often easiest to get a blanket "no" or "maybe" and some guidance about valuable terms to google for, and that is how this question reads. Blanket answers: Is there a way to back up your files with just the disc you have? No. Is there a way to back up your files? Maybe. Can you determine if you can back up your files? Yes. Is there a way ...


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This may be a little scary if you've only used Windows, but get a Linux "live" DVD or CD. That will let you boot from the optical disk without changing the hard drive. You'll be able to plug in an external drive and then copy files using the File Manager (graphical user interface; not exactly Windows but close enough for comfort) or, for extra points, the ...


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Remove the hard drive before booting into the SSD for the first time The problem you experienced is caused by the Windows installation on the SSD continuing to reference the old hard drive. As a result, Windows incorrectly assigns a drive letter that is not C: to the SSD. Because the system assumes that key system files are in C:, several core components ...


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To decipher the beep code you need to know who the BIOS manufacturer is for your particular Motherboard. The BIOS is the Basic Input Output Services chip that is the "traffic cop" for your MB that directs things. When you turn your computer on it goes through POST or Power On Self Test. If you get one short beep and your computer turns on it has tested ...


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If a hard drive self-test reports the drive failing, it's almost certainly correct (the false negative rate is non-negligible, so a drive that shows signs of failing and passes its self-test may well be failing, but the false positive rate is extremely low). If there are boot issues as well as the failed self-test, that means it's even more likely to be ...


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I think you already posted the answer. Just with the wrong focus: To make sure: please add the precise error message to your post. You can do this using the edit function. As to the actual problem: Please read this post Converting dynamic to basic disk. Note that this is something which I did not test myself and my own preferred way of recovering ...


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If you can’t use UNETbootin because your system is out of date, instead of using UNETbootin—or similar packaged “Make a bootable USB” tools—you can create a bootable USB right from the command line in Terminal as explained here. I am reworking those instructions because there are a few unclear/out-of-date things that should be ironed out. And why not clear ...


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Tried unplugging everything until you're down to just power, monitor & keyboard and see if it's any better? And switch to different power, vid card, monitor & keyboard if still no good? Even the lights & speaker stuff, reset switch included (had a computer that would randomly freeze/black screen, turns out the reset switch was shorting). And is ...


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It's called the Configuration Summary Screen or BIOS Configuration Summary Screen Reference (download it and reminisce): http://www.supermicro.com/manuals/motherboard/430TX/430TX_BIOS.pdf You'll find it on page 1-4 ;-)


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You've either got a defective RAM module, or you're getting a bad connection in the RAM slot. The only sensible way to test would be to install your RAM in another motherboard compatible with that exact module type, or conversely try a known good, identical module ("known good" by way of being pulled from a working computer) in your motherboard.


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As it seems your bios may not support USB flash drives. I recommend you to use PLoP: Boot From a USB Drive Even if your BIOS Won’t Let You You’ve always got a trusty bootable USB flash drive with you to solve computer problems, but what if a PC’s BIOS won’t let you boot from USB? We’ll show you how to make a CD or floppy disk that will let you boot ...


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It seems on this particular motherboard its possible to have the first 4 ports running on AHCI mode and the last 2 running on IDE mode. I had been running everything on AHCI because of the SSD. The CDROM drive was also plugged into an ACHI enabled port which seemed to work fine for everything except in this instance where it refused to boot. SOLUTION : ...


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See the problem-diagnosing chart in this answer. Based on that chart, the problem is either a Power Supply failure or a motherboard failure. I would favor a motherboard failure, since you say that the laptop works perfectly well when it boots up successfully, but you could further test this by using stress tests of CPU and GPU, to see if any power problem ...


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Click "Start" (MS Icon) in the system tray. Click "Run..." Type "msconfig" and click "ok". Browse the "Startup" tab to see a list of applications that load on start-up. Be mindful of anything that you enable or disable and if you're uncertain, do your due diligence to find out what it is first. Having said that, if you are looking to add an application ...


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CSM or Compatibility Support Module is something that allows booting in legacy BIOS mode on UEFI systems. From Wikipedia: The Compatibility Support Module (CSM) is a component of the UEFI firmware that provides legacy BIOS compatibility by emulating a BIOS environment, allowing legacy operating systems and some option ROMs that do not support UEFI ...


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Yep! This is possible, I've had the problem before. What you need to do is format the thumb drive to NTFS. Right click on the thumb drive Click "Format" Choose NTFS edit: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WILL ERASE ALL DATA ON THE THUMB DRIVE


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The screenshots helped, than you! If you have not appreciated the very concept of data backup before - change your thinking. Your basic problem comes down to this: fix or re-install. Since you have made some efforts resulting in worsening the situation.... Your overall issue has nothing to do with the OS used (Linux and/or Windows). Once loosing boot ...


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Have you tried using "Delete Browsing History on exit" option. This will ensure, the previously loaded sessions are removed permanently. Try this option and check your outcome. IE Settings > Internet Options > General tab > check the "Delete Browsing History on exit" option.


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I would say that there is not the best choice of USBCreator to make bootable USB-flash drive (sounds strange isn't it?). Much more better way through command line: sudo dd if='ubuntu-14.10-desktop-amd64.iso' of=/dev/sdb bs=16M Where if is input file. of is destination file. bs - read up to BYTES bytes at a time. Note: Be careful while specifying path ...


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Well you can try this method: Put the windows DVD in to your machine, and restart it, and press f11 or f12 (so you must be enter to boot mode) After you can enter repair mode and you can select the command mode like in this picture: And as the image is saided, type this command in to command prompt: bootrec /fixmbr (I'm feel so lucky for this image on ...


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Install Windows 7 on your SSD with your setup CD. Just one day, you don't need to activate the system with key. 1. Restart the computer, enter the BOIS, setting CD-ROM or USB as the first boot devices. Then install Windows 7 on your SSD. Now you can do anything with your HHD, except migrating OS, software or fixing your unbootable OS.


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If you read this Arch Linux forum page, you will find that several people have had the same issue you have. The consensus seems to be that GRUB2 has problems booting off a logical partition. It is impossible however to make a precise recommendation in your case because you do not include enough info in your post. It would be helpful to have the output of ...


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I rewrote your question fixing all the grammar and spelling issues. The best solution in your case is to do the following: PART ONE Take out hard drive Insert into external enclosure Plug into a new PC CRITICAL STEP -- DO NOT SKIP!! Copy all files on the hard drive to the new PC Remove hard drive from enclosure and insert hard drive back into old PC Boot ...


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It was the BIOS showing you what settings/resources it's using for those devices. I don't believe it ever had a name (that I've ever heard anyway :) ). Newer BIOS don't do it. Why? Hard to say exactly, you will have to ask the BIOS authors. ;) My guess would be that it's just not necessary anymore... Many/most newer BIOSs tend to have a similar ...


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Try to forcibly shutdown the laptop by long pressing the power button (5-7 sec). Once it is off use Vaio restore button to restore your laptop to factory defaults. Running a hardware diagnostics is recommended.


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The bios user interface should show anyway. It is certainly not related to the operation system setting. If your bios has a fast boot option, it is possible that it does not display the bios post screen. If you remember the key to enter into bios ( probably del or f2 ), you could probably get into bios by hitting it in the first seconds of boot. The ...



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