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Sep
5
comment Are there free tools for detecting obsolete drivers?
If Dell doesn't provide them, I would not recommend updating. Dell and other manufacturers use customized drivers in most cases, where the updated driver may only be a generic driver. Updating can cause issues.
Jul
28
comment Windows XP Activation window is blank
Can you browse the internet with IE 8?
Jul
28
comment Attempting to recover Windows 7 on my Toshiba Laptop
Sounds like the hard drive is failing if the RAM is passing, time to take it into a Toshiba authorized repair center if its under warranty: warranty.toshiba.com or just replace the hard drive, you may need to contact Toshiba and order recovery media to restore Windows if you did not burn recovery media shortly after you purchased the computer.
Jul
27
comment Attempting to recover Windows 7 on my Toshiba Laptop
Toshibas usually have three partitions a 1GB boot partition with the WinRE .wim, your OS partition and the third partition is the recovery partition, which strangely enough has a WinRE environment as well.
Jul
26
comment Attempting to recover Windows 7 on my Toshiba Laptop
Try testing the memory, memtest.org, if it doesn't boot, try one stick at a time.
Jul
26
comment Attempting to recover Windows 7 on my Toshiba Laptop
Toshiba's do not use .wim files for recovery, except to store Windows Recovery environment. Toshiba has its own image format at requires Toshiba Recovery Wizard to restore the computer to factory default.
Jul
17
comment How to start up a program as administrator in Windows 7
This won't work as with Windows Vista/7, you do not run as Administrator, even if your account is part of the Administrators group. UAC is required to escalate the user's privileges and it is only for that process.
Jul
4
comment windows 7 32 bit driver for HP Deskjet 825c
You are correct =)
Jul
4
comment Windows 7 BSOD on boot after windows update
Yes, but you have 30 days to activate Windows
Jun
30
comment Windows 7 BSOD on boot after windows update
At this point I would backup your data using a Linux distro and then try to do a repair install or a clean install of Windows 7. To do a repair install, you just say you want to Upgrade to the same version.
Jun
29
comment Peculiar “Vertical” screen tearing in Windows 7
Have you downloaded the latest drivers?
Jun
27
comment Desktop icons are gone in Windows XP
@KCotreau may be on the right track, lately malware has been hiding everyhing on the hard drive, which includes icons on the desktop.
Jun
27
comment Windows 7 BSOD on boot after windows update
It is in the same list of options to get into Safe Mode, it will be in the middle of the menu.
Jun
27
comment Problem recreating BCD on Windows 7 64bit - The requested system device cannot be found
sounds like maybe a bad hard drive or corrupted file system. Run chkdsk /r You can also test the hard drive using a Linux live disc like PartedMagic partedmagic.com, which has a tool called GSmartControl for checking hard drives for errors and running S.M.A.R.T tests. It also contains a tool call testdisk, which can be used to try and repair the file system cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk
Jun
27
comment Problem recreating BCD on Windows 7 64bit - The requested system device cannot be found
Windows 7 by default doesn't store the BCD or the boot information on the C: partition, it stores it on a 100MB partition and this partition needs to be active, not the C:
Jun
27
comment Problem recreating BCD on Windows 7 64bit - The requested system device cannot be found
Please type just bcdedit and post the response.
Jun
26
comment Windows Event Log does not work
It can also be sign of malware
Jun
25
comment Network problem with Windows7 x64
I agree with @KCotreau sounds like a hardware problem, I would check out the hard drive, you would be surprised at how much 1 failing sector can do to a Windows install, check the RAM as well. If these check out, do as @KCotreau, completely uninstall the driver and install the latest driver. If all else fails backup and reload Windows, if after all of that, replace the NIC.
Jun
25
comment Sound Stopped working on Windows 7
I have to agree with @Lil' Smokey, Microsoft pushes out hardware drivers through Windows Update and sometimes these drivers cause more issues than they fix.
Jun
24
comment Windows 7 BSOD on boot after windows update
If Enable VGA Mode works, you can then try Uninstalling the Nvidia or if you can get to command prompt try running the following command:"C:\Windows\SysWOW64\RunDll32.EXE" "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\installer.1\NVI2.DLL",UninstallPackage Display.Driver