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Jan
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comment BCD Issue - 0xc000000d - the requested system device cannot be found
Sounds like a faulty hard drive or at least failed sectors containing bootrec data, install a new drive and use your recovery media to get windows installed, once in windows, shut down and connect the old drive as a secondary hard drive, boot into windows and see if you can pull any data off of it.
Jan
4
comment Blue Screen of Death - My Sony laptop crashes very often
Try Bluescreenview, it may give a clue to what is responsible for the crash
Jan
4
comment Blue Screen of Death - My Sony laptop crashes very often
A registry cleaner? no better way to make your pc unusable.
Jan
4
comment VLC player codecs
Try VideoLan support
Jan
4
comment How to extend trial or enter product key in Visual Studio Express 2013 on an offline machine
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about alternate software activation techniques after trial has expired.
Jan
4
comment RAID setup - possible to disconnect a drive?
Most will detect the issue before windows loads. if the failure occurs while in Windows, then the rapid storage driver will detect it and keep things running until you replace the disc, most consumer raid controllers are NOT hot swapable, so don't unplug-plug while powered up.
Jan
4
comment PC wont start with hard drive / wont detect hard drive
Some motherboard bios's require you to enable sata channels before they can detect a connected drive, check your bios settings.
Jan
4
revised Cannot reformat bootable usb drive on windows
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Jan
4
comment How to get data from dead SSD
possible duplicate of Any ideas out there as to how the data can be recovered from an SSD?
Jan
4
comment How to fix missing DLLs and corrupt system files after updating Windows-7?
If you do the upgrade or repair with a non Sony OEM disc, it will break your activation. Looks like you will have to back up your data and use the Sony recovery partition to re-install windows clean.
Jan
4
comment Windows 7 stuck on Boot Screen
Usually bad sectors, but could be a platter motor, controller failure also, it is a non specific error.
Jan
1
answered What are “Software Devices” in Device Manager?
Jan
1
revised Explorer.exe uses up all my RAM
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Jan
1
comment How to stop Windows from switching back to “install updates automatically”?
If you cannot solve it you can always disable forced restarts This will give you a chance to disable your custom themes.
Jan
1
comment USB 3.0 Device Power Failure
Make sure there are no foreign objects stuck in any of the 3.0 ports. Check for 3.0 port damage also. Use a bright flashlight and magnifying glass if needed to visually inspect the ports.
Jan
1
answered Windows 7 stuck on Boot Screen
Jan
1
answered can't plug in IDE drive to Dell Precision 380
Jan
1
comment I have a dualboot PC with working MBR, won't restart from Win7
We need more history on your dual boot installation, things like which OS was installed first, did this problem start happening right after installing the second OS, and so on.
Jan
1
comment How to fix missing DLLs and corrupt system files after updating Windows-7?
Please include in your question the make and model of your laptop
Jan
1
revised Possible to “snap” top/bottom instead of just left/right in Windows 7?
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