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EasyBCD: How to create absolute paths

Q: EasyBCD: How to create absolute paths

So, how can I get an Absolute path into my Test Volume's G:\boot\BCD store ??

Using Visual BCD Editor or bcdedit.

VBCDE can edit every single element of BCD - it's a general and professional tool like bcdedit - give it a try.

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Hi guys,

We have been using a labeling software from a laptop with Windows Vista for a long time. In that laptop we have thousands of labels stored that we open and edit with such software. Those labels contain logos of companies as absolute paths, that is C:\...\something.jpg , instead of embedding the image on the file.

Now we have installed such software on newer PCs and moved those files to the new PCs. Consequently, the labels appear with the links to the logos broken.

I don't know how to manage that.

Can you give me a hand?

Kind Regards,


A:Files with absolute paths links - How to move them?

Just to say those images are on any folder of the C: unit from the laptop.
There is no a folder that contains the set of images.

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I guess this may be a tiny bit off the subject here, but I am attempting this in windows 7.

I have a program file manager tool called 'Directory Opus' that is capable of calling windows external programs and passing them the current directory the file manager is sitting on.

So far so good.

Now I want to call a cygwin (linux/unix emulator for windows) terminal with that file manager.

Checking properties on the cygwin Icon I got the path: C:\cygwin\bin\mintty.exe -i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico -

So it is a path to a command and an argument to that command.

Actually I guess it is 2 arguments to a command since I think '-' in that position means to feed anything on STDIN to the command. At least that would be true in unix shell programming.

So using the Directory opus setup I pass this call:
'@async:C:\cygwin\bin\mintty.exe -i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico - <and here add {s}>'

So the call ends up:
'@async:C:\cygwin\bin\mintty.exe -i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico - {s}'

That call does just what it is supposed to. It passed the current file absolute address however cygwin terminal does not understand the windows path notation. If I were passing it: C:\subdir\blah\ It would just say 'No such file' Cygwin terminal wants to see /cygdrive/c/subdir/blah Or at least I think that is what is happing.

So to cut to the chase.... I'd like to put a little wrapper to Cygwin terminal in there with the code necessary to convert 'C:\subdir\blah\' to '/cygdrive/c/subdir/blah/'

But, I do not know how ... Read more

A:Dos paths and unix paths conversion

I would ask on specifically this forum:
General Software Discussion -

The reason is I know there are a bunch of DO aficionados, who also use Linux, on that forum. I've never tried DO myself. I have played around with CygWin. But it's been a few years.

If the site wants a donation to sign up just explain to Mouser why you want to post etc.. I think he'll be sympathetic.

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Q: EasyBCD


Anyone know of an alternative boot manager (EasyBCD) for hard partitioned XP & Ubuntu Linux?


Anything useful here?

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Q: EasyBCD

Hello all....

So in anticipation of Windows 7 (pre beta) bombing and having to burn everything to the ground and start over and reinstall Vista from the ground up, all I had to do was this (from within Vista) with EasyBCD? And now all is right again in Bare foot Kid land? Now when I need to I can delete Windows 7 and reformat the partition it was on and it will be no more?...

That's too easy!

Later Ted


Hi Ted,

It's a wonderful bit of software

I triple boot Vista, Windows 7 and a Linux Distro (for experimentation), all from the Windows 7 bootloader with Vista as the default OS

this was done within two minutes of downloading EasyBCD

It's nice when things can be easy

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Hi Guys!   It's my first time here, so please be gentle with me. Thank you.
Here is my dilemma I need you help with:
I have 3 separate HDD I installed WinXP, Win7 x32 and Win7 x64 on respectively.
Already spent many hrs reading about how great the EasyBCD is, even tried on different PS
and run in a bit of a problem hence my help plea here.
What appears to me is BCD is an application you "merry for life" and cannot "divorce"
when you change your mind, want to substitute or re-use HDD in different system  or just want to.
Paranoia? - Perhaps, but as they say - better safe than sorry.
Since BCD controls MBR and PBRs - it appears quite possible one may end up with dead metal box,
specially when there is a problem with HDD containing BCD installation or a BCD itself becoming corrupted. 
How would you restore/repair/reinstall any of those OS's if one of them messes up. Not to mention
seeing BSOD on a very start up.
Logically, F11 option, perhaps not so convenient or "pretty" offers greater control and peace of mind.
Every drive is a separate, self contained and bootable.
After all you can set in BIOS your mostly used HDD as a drive 1, and shorten waiting time to boot automatically,
so you would not need to use F11 every time.   Am I  Correct?
I am trying hard to see some undisputable advantage of BCD besides saving some storage space (HDD).
I sure woul... Read more

A:Use EasyBCD or better NOT?

Personally, I use the boot menu built into the BIOS rather than either Windows boot menu or something like EasyBCD for multibooting. It makes it a TON easier if I even want to remove an OS/drive from my system. Of course, to do this, I must disconnect every hard drive when I add a new hard drive and install Windows on that hard drive.

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Am I the only person having problems with Easy on W8 7955? It just refuses to run, even in compatibility mode, and when I try and change the boot entry in 7, it keeps reverting back to "Windows 7".

Any suggestions?

A:EasyBCD 2.0

Go to programs and features and install net 3.5

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Hi All,

I've tried to install Vista on an older desktop pc (in its own primary partition) - it installed and ran fine, but there was a snag. I had 2 copies of XP working perfectly well (each in its own primary partition) but the Vista boot manager had only set up access to one so I tried using EasyBCD 2 to add the other XP install to the Vista boot menu. That's when the whole thing went pear shaped.

Since EasyBCD's intervention none of the op sys on this pc will run - Vista refuses to load and stalls at this text message - "autochk program not found, skipping autocheck" - it then just reboots. Safe mode is no different. And the Vista install disc, repair Vista option says it can't fix it!

This is a small problem, yet has me intrigued - I wonder what repair Vista can fix then? I could just reinstall Vista - which would be very easy.

Back to the problem, the Vista boot manager now has 2 entries for XP (I was able to add one before Vista became defunct) but neither of them work - XP doesn't even try to load and the computer hangs and needs to be reset.

However I can access one XP installation using an emergency boot cd that comes with Paragon Partition Manager 9.5 - but it can only boot one XP version on the hard disc as the other merely leads straight back to the defunct Vista boot manager.

I've used EasyBCD 2 before, without problems. It can be temperamental but nothing like this. What have I done wrong?

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A:Vista, XP and EasyBCD

There should have been an option to backup the BCD store before you tried to add the other XP installation - can you revert back to that?

I'd suggest trying a repair of the Vista installation (NOT startup repair):

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I have a Win 7 "crap" partition on the second HDD in my system. I use it when I need to to run tests, like downloading some new utility. Up to now, I've been using the BIOS with boot priority override to boot into this drive.

So today I used EasyBCD and added another boot entry. That would be simpler than always going into the BIOS. No problem adding that entry. But when I tried to boot into that partition, I got an error message and could not boot successfully. I had to restart and boot from my main Windows partition, on the first HDD (actually an SSD).

What did I not do right? I checked the NEOSmart website, and could not find any useful info.

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The new beta seems to deal better with the System Reserved 100 mb partition.

A:New EasyBCD 2.0, Build 77 out..

Is it still beta or is there now a direct DL link without having to register?

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I installed this on vista, opened it up, selected add/remove entries,

next to type= windows vista/longhorn
next to name= windows 7
next to drive- E

I hit add, it says successfully added. I can see it in the queue under vista, I save it, then exit it. I reboot my PC but I do not see the option of windows 7 in bootloader.
What am I doing wrong? Can someone please help me out. It is listed under computer>hard drives on my pc so I know it is there.


A:Easybcd question

It may be a different drive. Have you tried C:? What drive was it installed to during installation? If you had no other drives connected, then it will be C:. If you did, then it may be D:. But it won't be the same as it is designated from Vista (very often).

If you had the Vista drive connected when you installed 7, then it should have made an automatic boot menu for you. Windows 7 is now in charge of the boot process, so changes made in Vista may make no difference, depending what you did.

Can you explain your steps?

Are you choosing the right partition?

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Hi. I have 2 partitions. Each with win 7. I made a mistake in easybcd by deleting and entry, and now I cannot dualboot. Easybcd only shows me vista/longhorn.

How can I get the second win 7 back?

A:Easybcd dual Win 7

Try running Startup Repair, found on the Repair/Installation disc. Note: you may have to run it multiple times.

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Hello all.
So I tried to fix a game by attempting to increase my UserVA. After looking around I tried EasyBCD. It made no sense for me and I tried random stuff and then shut it down. The next day my computer cannot startup and I get the error "The Windows Boot Configuration Data file does not contain a valid OS entry. It tells me that I must insert my Windows 7 Installation Disc and click "Repair Computer".
Here's the problem: 1.) I do not have that disc. 2.) I will lose everything on my hard drive...

Please is there any way to fix this without losing all the work? I've heard rumors of the legendary "System Recovery Partition". What is that?

Thank you... Posting from my brothers computer by the way.

A:I ruined my OS' BCD by using EasyBCD

What did you do exactly with EasyBCD? Genarally we use this application to move Bootmgr to C:\. Did you do that? If yes, then using a Partition Manager Boot Disk like Acronis Disk Director Suite or Partition Wizard you might try to make the C Drive an active primary partition. This would perhaps enable you to boot properly.

If you did not do this and left the job half done then perhaps you have to do the same to your System Reserved Partition. It would help immensely if you posted a screen-shot of your Hard Disk. But perhaps you cannot, being unable to boot.

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July 13, 2010

EasyBCD 2.0.1 is available. Changelog (for 2.0 and 2.0.1) and download link is below.

EasyBCD is NeoSmart Technologies' multiple award-winning answer to taking control of your bootloader. EasyBCD extends and revamps the Windows Vista/Windows 7 BCD bootloader, and with EasyBCD, almost anything is possible. Setting up and configuring a dual-boot between Windows 7, Windows Vista, older versions of Windows such as XP & 2003, Linux, Ubuntu, BSD, and Mac OS X is a breeze. You just point & click and EasyBCD does the rest.
Download EasyBCD 2.0.1 - NeoSmart Technologies

EasyBCD 2.02 is available. Download EasyBCD 2.0.2

Changelog - EasyBCD Changelog

A:EasyBCD 2.0.1 Released!

The official release notes for v2.0 are on the NeoSmart blog here:
Welcome to EasyBCD 2.0! &#x2014; The NeoSmart Files

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i have a problem with the easyBCD

at first when i open the bcd program it tells me:
"The boot configuration data store could not be opened.
The system cannot find the file specified.
Would you like to manually load a BCD registry for EasyBCD to manage?"

but i fixed that going to its folder in program files and opening "NeoSmart.bcd"

I continued to step 13, and at step 14 there was only "microsoft windows xp" entry, and it was set as default.
I added windows 7 to entry too (set up the letter of the drive on witch it is), and put it as default, rebooted, but it automatically booted windows xp

I need help.


A:i have a problem with the easyBCD

Can you please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map and listings?

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Huge update today... Everyone is recommended to install build 64, which has a ton of new features and improvements:

* Full Windows 7 support
* New: Support for booting Windows 7 from VHD images
* Fixed: EasyBCD defaults to My Documents to save backups
* Fixed: EasyBCD no longer crashes on unprivileged accounts on XP
* New: EasyBCD now offers to browse for BCD when unable to automatically find one (attn: Justin, Terry)
* Fixed: BootGrabber eats up all available disk space
* Fixed: Updated internal BCD modules to Windows 7

EasyBCD 2.0 Beta Builds - The NeoSmart Forums

A:EasyBCD 2.0 beta 64 is released

Cool, but never have had any problems before.

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I'm trying to use EasyBCD 2.0 on windows 7 to install my bcd changes but when I hit "install bcd" it comes up with a message "Failed to replace BCD, the process cannot access the file C:\boot\BCD because it is being used by another process

I don't know what program would be keeping up my BCD. I can provide more information if it is required.

A:EasyBcd failed to replace bcd

What changes are you trying to make, using EasyBCD?


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went to download easybcd. clicked on download. save file dialog came up. clicked save. nothing happened, no downloader window, not on computer, search could not find it, visual search of download folder and desktop could not find it. so where did it go?

A:easybcd does not download/save?

Here are a couple of alternative sites you may try: - Download Free Software

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I have XP pro on one internal disk and W7 pro on another. Both were working fine except the OS choice screen at startup was not allowing me to boot straight in to the OS of choice (there was another choice screen when using the XP option). It was trying to rectify this that I started using Easy BCD and managed to completely mess up my boot up process. At one point I was not able to go any further than black screens with white print!
XP is working again courtesy of a clean instal (there were only programs on that drive and no data to worry about)
The W7 drive is another matter though. I had spent quite a bit of time setting things up as I wanted and whilst all data is backed up, restoring the drive to where it was will be a real pain.
The W7 drive was supplied by the maker (Novatech, a UK firm) with the OS pre-installed and a recovery partition included (plus a W7 OEM cd).
It appears that the Recovery Partition also included the MBR.
As a result of my endeavours the drive does boot into W7 but no longer recognises the OS as a genuine copy and hangs at the "preparing your desktop" screen before advising that the copy of W7 is not genuine and powering down.
Any bright ideas would be much appreciated if it can save me rebuilding things to the way they were.
The OS's incidentally are W7 pro 64bit and XP pro 32bit.(and both are genuine!)

A:Boot problems following use of EasyBCD

Have you run Startup Repair repeatedly and what did it report?

It's too bad you didn't check with us when you had the EasyBCD problems before reinstalling XP as we could have easily helped you correct it.

Non-geniune lockouts after repairs, reimaging or repartitioning are often caused by drive letter slippage. Download and burn to CD (using Windows Image Burner) this program: Paragon rescue disk; change drive letter; recover data. Boot into Normal mode, select Boot corrector, browse to the correct partition by size and name, make sure it has its correct letter. If not, change the letter to the correct one, if necessary freeing up the letter which has been hijacked by another partition.
Is the OEM disk you have a Win7 reinstallation DVD or just drivers? If necessary we can help you get the superior Clean Reinstall Windows 7 Factory OEM without the OEM bloatware and useless factory utilties which have much better versions built into WIn7. This will also correctly configure the Dual Boot with XP partition. Start by copying your data out to external or flash stick using Paragon CD.

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Hi, I'm new here, so i don't really know if i placed it, into right sub-forum. So I have a problem, after using easybcd, everything look's fine, they asked me to do memory diagnostic, i made it too, but after that i got a bug, or i don't know how to call this problem, while loading pc, window is going like this https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.n...d6efbbe28d4f8d and still getting black-er and black-er, sorry for my bad english, not my native language so, could any1 help me?

A:after using easybcd my pc aren't starting

Hello and welcome CT mate some system specs would be real helpful please.

Just out of curiosity how old is that monitor and have you tried plugging it into another machine or another monitor into this machine??

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I had 3 OS in boot screen and using easybcd I deleted all 3 including the default which is win 7. I though it wouldn't be a problem but now I can't boot to win 7. All I wanted to do was to get rid of the boot screen in order to have the machine boot faster. The message was this:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer
2. Choose your language settings and then click "next"
3. Click "repair your computer"

File: \Boot\BCD
status: 0xc0000098
Info: The Windows Boot Configuration Data file does not contain a valid OS entry.

A:Deleted win 7 os in easybcd and now I can't boot

I'm guessing you don't have a Windows DVD?

How many OS do you have installed?

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I recently installed Win Seven onto another harddrive because
I wanted to keep my xp installation and be able to choose on boot
which os I want to use.

Since my installation of seven it boot straight into seven without
giving me the choise of OS.

I tried using EasyBCD but I cant select the drive letter which contains
my xp installation, why is that ?

Could somebody tell me how to use this program before I do something
stupid here ?

Thanks alot.

A:Cant tweak boot with EasyBCD.


Go into Disk Management and make sure your XP partition is assigned a drive letter.

BTW, the version of EasyBCD you are using is quite old. I have 2.0 beta 63.

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I installed windows 2008 server in a partition disk. Before I had windows 7 installed on unit D.
I used EasyBCD, and succesfully have the menu to choose OS. Here the problem starts.

Windows server 2008, works perfectly. Shows drive C, where it has its files, and drive D with all windows 7 files.

But when I access windows 7, It goes only with drive C; drive D is not shown; so the windows 7 is not loaded propertly. (I checked on CMD the version that is running: windows 6.1, odd because the main screen is windows 7, has the users and passwords as usual)

How do I make windows 7 undrestands that there are drives C and D, and that its files are on D drive.

Here the EasyBCD info...

Windows Boot Manager
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale es-ES
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {c22f5aff-5d18-11e1-87ab-00269e7cc7c3}
displayorder {current}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows Server 2008 R2
locale es-ES
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence {c22f5b01-5d18-11e1-87ab-00269e7cc7c3}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {c22f5aff-5d18-11e1-87ab-00269e7cc7c3}
nx OptOut

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {c22f5b03-5d18-11e1-87ab-00269e7cc7c3}
device partition=D... Read more

A:Win7 using different drive, easybcd

!I checked on CMD the version that is running: windows 6.1, odd because the main screen is windows 7"

The name "Windows 6.1" can apply to both Server 2008 and to Windows 7 equally.
Under the hood they are virtually identical except for the server functions.

I don't know why Your Windows 7 doesn't show both drives.

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Hi, all
Actually my computer is equipped with a 300GB drive as boot-device with two equal sized partitions on it to alternatively boot either Vista x64 (default at the moment) and Win7 x64 alternatively.
It depends on which OS I boot, how both partitions get drive letters assigned:
If I boot into Vista, the Vista partition gets drive letter C:, and the Win7 partition gets drive D:
If I boot into Win7, that partition gets drive letter C: and Vista will become the D: (Just switching)
But now I start to use EasyBCD 2.0, the Beta version, in Win7: After updating from Win7 Build 7100 to 7229 it shows me booting Vista from drive D: and Win7 from drive C:
Before I did the update, the regular EasyBCD 1.72 shows when Vista is booted, to boot Vista from drive C: and Win7 from drive D:
Is there anywhere out there a simple description on how the drive letters of startable devices are allocated?
What about drive letters in BCD?

Thanks in advance,


A:Drive Letters, EasyBCD

Well, this is a common 'feature' in Windows... Whichever Windows you use, it will assign itself as C: and not D:. This 'feature' is still in Windows because some apps WILL FORCE themselves to install in C:. Imagine if the OS you have booted is D: and when you boot it, it sees itself in D:, when you want to install a HARD-coded app(well written apps won't do this), it will install in C: (Which is your Vista drive even though you running 7) this will screw up everything, so i recommend you to leave things as they are.

1 way to avoid this 'feature' from working is to insert 7 disc in Vista and install 7 (Use custom option)>install it in the D: drive> This way when done installing, you will see 7 in D:

BTW, EASY BCD 2.0 IS IN BETA(as you said)... I wouldn't use it on my machines.... I would use the latest 'Stable' version. and i can't explain about the way Easy BCD works coz i now only have a single partition 80 GB drive.... 500 GB went RMA..
PS: I've used Easy BCD b4....

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First, let me say that I very much appreciate whs for the wonderful tutorial and for pointing me in the direction of EasyBCD; with it I was able to solve an issue that was about to drive me to tears.

Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

I followed the above instructions to the letter and when I later tried to restart I kept getting "bootmgr is missing"

I finally had to sort things out with a system repair disc.

I have three more computers to do; is my experience a rare occurrence or a common event ?

Did I do something wrong or not do something I should have ?

Not being real savvy, I am a bit gun-shy of proceeding with the rest of our computers.

Thanks for reading.

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I add new entries but they do not appear in the boot loader!, if I try to do a simple copy thing with bcdedit and I open the msconfig I see the new entries...but when I add new entries through EasyBCD they do not work! even if easybcd says they are succesfully added they are not!
help please? what's wrong with easybcd?

A:Help, urgent! What's wrong with EasyBCD?

Easybcd works perfectly fine. Walk us through what you're doing with some pics so we can figure out.

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I have Windows 7 on Crive (SSD)
I have Windows 8 on Wrive (HDD)

the PC is set to boot the C Drive first, I have used EasyBCD to set the options but when i choose windows 8 to load it throws and error about winload.exe or something

anyone had any success?

for me to load it I have to press F12 and choose the W: Drive (HDD) - I want to have 3 seconds to choose windows 8 or windows 7 will load


A:Solved: how do I set dual-boot? (EasyBCD)

sorry i mean HOW do i dual boot it? , looks like i need to do it within windows 8 but i think w8 has different boot files so wont work with easybcd

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I have Win7 installed on Drive C. WinXP is on drive D (restored from a Macrium Reflect Image). I have successfully used EASYBCD to enter change the bootloader, yet it doesn;t work.

I get a "Missing NTLDR" with instructions to get my CD out... But what shoudl I do here/ I have already spent a weekend rebuilding my drives and I don't want to do it again. can you please help me?


A:Dual Booting EASYBCD help needed

Quote: Originally Posted by CaptSpot

I have Win7 installed on Drive C. WinXP is on drive D (restored from a Macrium Reflect Image). I have successfully used EASYBCD to enter change the bootloader, yet it doesn;t work.

I get a "Missing NTLDR" with instructions to get my CD out... But what shoudl I do here/ I have already spent a weekend rebuilding my drives and I don't want to do it again. can you please help me?


NTLDR is in a hidden folder (usually on the first installed OS (XP?)). Did you by chance delete the partition (D?). If you use your win 7 dvd it will restore the NTLDR for you. Called a repair install. See tutorials if you need help
Ken J

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I bought Dell inspiron with pre installed windows 8. My research says that it has product key on bios. It came with only one partation. I tried to shrink c and making new partations using epm. after boot I got this error. "A required device is not connected or can't be accesed." I have nither any recovery disk, nor installation disk nor dell disks. I tried to search on internet somewhere I found that this problem is due to currption of boot manager. My laptop has gpt partations scheme. I can probably repair my boot manager using How can I repair the Windows 8 EFI Bootloader? - Super User. But as I said I don't have any disks. Please help me.

A:Tried to partationing with easybcd, error 0xc0000225

I tried to shrink c and making new partations using easybcd.

What easybcd partitioning tool?


We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD. (Windows 8 only)
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)

Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
Dell Windows 8 Recovery.
Windows 8 - Recovery Media in 99 Seconds - YouTube
Recovering Windows using the Dell Direct USB Key - YouTube
Dell Direct USB Key Solution - YouTube
Dell Recovery Mode - Making Recovery CD - YouTube
You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.
Manuals | Dell US

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Moderator: If this is the wrong forum for this question, please move this post to the right forum.

Has anyone used EasyBCD to book a Linux partition? Can you post how you accomplished that.

Thanks in advance.

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I spent most of the last couple of days trying to set up a dual boot of Windows 7 and XP. My plan was to use EasyBCD, as recommended on several forums, to complete the job. My original install was Windows 7, installed to Drive 0 (A Samsung 256 gb SSD). I installed XP on Drive 1 (A Samsung 256 gb SSD). There is one other conventional HD in the system, Drive 2.

After completing the XP install on Drive 1 (Logical drive D:\ in Win7 and drive D:\in the XP install), I installed EasyBCD and followed the instructions on several of the forums and on NeoSmart's site. I first ran the BCD Deployment and restored the Win 7 bootloader. I then attempted to Add A New Entry and this is where things went bad. I received an Error stating that there was not enough space to complete the operation. I tried it several times, with the same results. Not knowing what to do next, I closed XP down and rebooted. The machine came up in Windows 7, but with no option to boot into XP. I suspect this may have something to do with the fact that in the XP install, the System Reserved partition was showing up as logical drive C:\ and the main partition was showing to be logical drive K:\. I did not attempt to make any drive name changes as EasyBCD instructed that it would figure out where the XP MBR was.

At any rate, I now have XP installed on my second hard drive but can't access it or start the XP OS. Is there any way to solve this situation? Can I run Easy BCD from the Windows 7 side and make ... Read more

A:EasyBCD Problem with W7/XP Dual Boot

Best to use Easy BCD in Windows 7.

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Hello and I'm scared to shut off my computer, heh. Before we start, I apologize for the length. It all started one day. . .:

I had an old IDE HDD that I had some bits on, so I used an IDE to SATA adapter due to my motherboard not having any IDE capabilities. This particular HDD had Windows XP Home Edition installed on it, and a seperate partition for other bits. No matter what I tried, the furthest I could get with both or just the IDE drive installed was something like "Please choose correct boot drive; boot unsuccessful; insert correct boot media" something to that end right before the Windows splash screen should normally appear.

I sat on the IDE HDD for a month, thinking the answer would come to me in a dream, perhaps - it didn't. But I wanted that darned data, so I looked on forum after forum in search of something of relevance and substance, alas, heir to no avail.

I then saw something about EasyBCD being used to force a boot menu, or at least I believe that was the case, so I installed the free, non-commercial v. 2.1.2 yesterday, went to the "Add New Entry" section, and attempted to click on things I thought would bring about the function that I so desired, heh, but nothing happened when I clicked on "Add Entry" after filling out the information it required. I thought it was a fluke, so I did it again with the same o... Read more

A:EasyBCD Killed HDD's Boot Capabilities?


I checked around and found this, and it seemed to help to some extent, but not completely. The original "Windows Boot" option I had in my BIOS boot choices still isn't there, but I can boot up Windows, only if I have the Windows installation disc in the drive when I boot. When I take the disc out and reboot, I get the same error, "Please select correct boot device or insert bootable media".

Please help this poor soul.

P.S.: I'm also hearing, maybe every ten minutes, a "digital crackle" coming from my computer, seemingly random, even at idle. Assuming its the HDD, maybe that is a sign of something in particular?

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I am using this program to dual boot my 7 and my old XP.everything worked fine before,but this time,simply told-nothing is not working..i make changes in EasyBCD and as soon as i restart the pc every thing is back to how it was been...-NO VALID ENTRIES FOUND -.- i would be gratefull if someone would help me

A:EasyBCD dual boot problem

Hi there, look at this tutorial:
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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I have 2 HDD

HDD 1 > Windows 7 Ultimate x64

HDD 2 > 2 partition's > Windows 7 Ultimate x64 & Ubuntu Linux x64

Problem : HDD 2 > Windows 7 Ultimate hide from boot menu and EasyBCD why?

A:EasyBCD 2.1.2 / Dual Boot Problems !

Try checking no. of OS in ur computer. Search for "msconfig.exe" in start menu and checkout ur OS

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I am new to BCDEdit and EasyBCD is not letting me edit the BCD entries. I have the both Win 7 and 8's BCDedit values in a text file. I just need to add them in one file. When I add 8's ID to Win7 BCD it says "An error occurred while attempting to reference the specified entry. The system cannot find the file specified."

One more thing, I can access the D: (Windows 8) drive from Windows 7 and vice versa, but I can't boot up Win 8 without setting it as active in diskpart. When I do that, Windows 7 is no longer available and setting it as active in diskpart doesn't let me boot back to it BECAUSE Windows 8 switches its letter to C: and Win 7 becomes D: (Check BCD below). I have to use TestDisk from gparted to recover the partition structure and then flag them all primary with SYSTEM as *primary boot.

Win 8 BCD

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.8250](c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Windows Boot Manager
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
integrityservices Enable
default {current}
resumeobject {e6025af2-6b01-11e1-8d4f-cf2bd6e13be7}
displayorder {current}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30
custom:26000025 Yes
Windows Boot Loader
identifier ... Read more

A:Add Win 7 to Win 8 BCD or vica versa? EasyBCD doesn't work.

Try Visual BCD Editor.

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Hi, I have a dual-boot Ubuntu/Windows 7 Lenovo Ideapad G460 that I'm trying to remove Ubuntu from (decided running Wubi is sufficient for my purposes). I used EasyBCD (The Non-Geeks Guide To Safely Uninstall Ubuntu From A Dual-Booting Machine) to write MBR. Now Windows won't load! I get an error Windows failed to start... 1. Insert your Windows installation disc... 2. Choose your language.. 3. Click "Repair your computer" If you do not have the disc, ... File: \Boot\BCD Status: 0xc0000098 Info: The Windows Boot Configuration Data file does not contain a valid OS entry. The Operating System Recovery Disc from lenovo (thanks Lenovo for sending it) boots to Lenovo Rescue and Recovery 4, or in "Safe mode with command prompt" but immediately crashes. Any advice on what to do?? Many me asap...:

A:help me:Unable to load Windows after using EasyBCD to write MBR

Mark Win7 Partition Active then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts and holds System Active flags.

Sometimes when GRUB is on the HD it corrupts Win7 irreparably. If all steps in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot fail to boot it then you may need to wipe the HD with Diskpart Clean Command before Clean Reinstalling or running Recovery disks.

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i have a hp mini 110-1125NR and it has an factory recovery partition but it requres a program that my computer refuses to install can i use easybcd to make it bootable via a boot menu?

A:factory netbook recover partition/easyBCD

Yes, you must point Easy to the smaller .wim file on board the Recov partition.

What other program does HP Mini Recov require to run it? HP Recover Windows 7 Operating System Using HP Recovery - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

You can also shrug off the industry's worst load of preinstalled crapware by following these Clean Reinstall steps.

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solved... I took the hard drive and mounted it in a dock in a different system. Using EASY BCD and copying a random BCD file I had it reinstall the BCD, recreate the entries, which did not work, however having easybcd run diagnostics and recover and fix the MBR a few times along with rewriting each entry and crossing my fingers when I installed it back in my main system it booted fine.

I was using easybcd to alter the bcd of another computer, long story short I think I told it to uninstall the vista bootloader before loading the bcd of the other drive I was working on.

the first installed software is Vista home premium, which I'm dual booting with win7 x64. When I try to boot I get the "NTDLR is missing" message.

Is the one of the situations where I would use diskpart while at command prompt to do something?

I cant get repair to work.

A:ntdlr is missing, stupid me messed up using easybcd now what?

Try this:

Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.

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Note: I'm using a Nintendo DSi to post this, so I may not do a quick reply.

Recently, about two weeks ago, I decided I wanted to install Linux Mint (htp:// I installed it, and it worked just fine.
After some time, I got a huge set of viruses from a fake IRC client, and it was nearly impossible to get rid of. I didn't have any system restore points, nor did I (still don't) have a Windows 7 Home Premium build 7601 installation disk. So, my only choice was to find a Windows 7 Home Premium build 7601 ISO file, (I don't have any disks with enough space) and extract it with 7-zip to run setup.exe. The system restarted a couple of times during a one-hour process, and the re-installation was complete.
With the virus set gone, I just realized that by re-installing Windows, I lost the modified BCD Store that had the information for booting into Linux Mint.
I was mad at myself for that, since I use that OS for the primary set of time I run my laptop.
Looking up on Google how to modify BCD files (didn't want to do the half-hour re-install, causing the loss of special files), I came across EasyBCD, made by NeoSmart Technologies. Testing it's easy-to-use BCD editing, I successfully got Linux Mint back in my BCD Store. But, then came my "curiosity".
Note: At this time, I had just learned about Windows Longhorn, the abandoned beta of Windows Vista.
I had just got my hands on a ISO copy for both Windows Longhorn and Windows Whistler (XP). Becoming intellige... Read more

A:EasyBCD broke my Windows 7 Home Premium

But, for the first time ever, I found the Options GUI. Being even more curious than before, I came across an option to install EasyBCD on another partition of the hard drive. I chose my empty third one, with 13.1 GB, and hit the install button. Once it finished, I restarted my computer, and got the following error:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next."
3. Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

File: \Boot\BCD

Status: 0xc0000098

Info: The Windows Boot Configuration Data file does not contain a valid OS entry.

I rebooted and tried to use the System Recovery, but that is also missing, and displays the same error.

If possible, can someone please help? Thanks in advance, The Minecraft Loadout.

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I used EasyBCD a while back because Windows 7 boot was showing two operating systems to boot into, and I was not dual booting. I deleted one of the options. I believe this was a few months ago. Yesterday, I had reason to use F8 to get into Advanced Boot Options and was unable to do so. I was trying to help someone with a virus issue to get permissions set back up.

Anyway, is there a method to restore the F8 option?

Right now, I have it jury-rigged to wait 5 seconds to boot (again through EasyBCD), so I am able to get to the Advanced Boot Options screen. This is not ideal, so I would appreciate any help in this.

A:EasyBCD Removes F8 -> Advanced Boot Options

This is why over three year's time we've settled with using Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times to write the System boot files to another partition. No other method also rewrites the hotlink to F8 from WinRe folder on C.

Mark it Active first: Partition - Mark as Active (Method Two)

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I made a rude mistake. Please someone help me
I want to remove Ubuntu 12.04 from my dual boot /win7/ computer. Then I followed a video from the youtube. According to the video I must choose the option EasyBCD->BCD backup/repair-> Re-create/repair boot files.
But I chose EasyBCD->BCD backup/repair->reset BCD configuration without realizing.

I have tried to install again win7 by windowss installation disk. Nothing happened.

windows boot manager is keep displaying

Status: 0xc0000098
Info: This windows boot configuration data file does not contain a valid OS entry.

I also continuously press F8. The result was only loud beeping sound that only stops press shutdown button.

What should I do?

A:How to fix EasyBCD->BCD backup/repair->reset BCD configuration ?

Confirm that the Win7 System Reserved partition (if you have it) or Win7 partition (if you don't) is Partition Marked Active
then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts.

Otherwise work through Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

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I installed XP Pro 64-Bit to run alongside my Windows 7 install - unfortunately XP did not detect Windows 7 and I used EasyBCD in XP to create the start-up dual-boot entrys...

Windows 7 (C) - default
Windows XP (E)
3 seconds

after setting those I was able to choose and boot into Windows 7 successfully but when I choose XP I get the NTloader could not be loaded message and asks to run startup repair from XP disc, but im worried that I will just end up back at square one (able to boot into XP but not Windows 7)

can anyone help with this please?


A:Solved: NTloader missing after EasyBCD sets MBR

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Hi. I am not sure where my problem started, so I will give a description of my entire project. I will try to be concise and brief.

I have a dual boot XP/Win7 system. I was given a free upgrade to Win10 through Win7, and I wanted to try it out without loosing my Win7 system (I don't want to lose access to certain applications-same reason I am keeping XP). At the same time, I want to upgrade to a larger HDD.

I install new HDD and use Macrum Reflect to clone my XP drive and Win7 drive to the new HDD. I then upgrade to Win10 on the original HDD, and then clone that to a third partition on the new HDD. I had an issue with a "Windows Not Genuine" message, for which I downloaded and used Paragon Rescue Kit to re-arrange drive letters so (on the new HDD), XP is C:, W7 is D:, and W10 is E:. All are primary and bootable. From here on, I disconnect the original HDD and work solely off of the new one.

When I boot the PC, I only have XP and W7 as boot options. For this, I am trying to use EasyBCD, where I am running in to my current problem. "The boot configuration data store cannot be opened. The file has been externally altered so the opened file is no longer valid".

Any one of the steps in my process could be the issue. I have found instructions on how to avoid this issue with fresh installs, but I don't want to lose files and programs, so cloning is the best option.

My primary question is, how can I get all three OS options in my boot menu? I would appreciat... Read more

A:triple boot XP, Win7 and Win 10- issue with EasyBCD

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I'd say if you upgraded this win-7 to win-10 the 7 key is no longer any good = it has been upgraded.

To dual boot you'd have to buy win-10 and leave your 7 alone = do not upgrade it to 10.

Unless I've missed something ?

There was a fish tell that stated a person can use both but these os's would have to be on separate hdd's
I personally would not risk a 7 key on the above statement.

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Tried various methods but all came up short when a filter was applied to the data. eg
total record count is 1000
next unused row number should be 1001

but when a filter is applied row number can drop down to the next number in the filter list. So if 3 records are
displayed by filter then the next empty row number comes up 4 instead of 1001

How to find the absolute last row number +1 in a col regardless of filters?

A:Absolute Last row number

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okay. I've been at this for nearly an hour and a half -thats a decent try isn't it? I am trying to install a webcam, which I've never done before. It says its not compatible with windows XP, but it says on the box that it does. Here are the messages I've gotten so far! I've uninstalled and reinstalled a few times... but i can't get it to work. please help!!

I am on a fairly new computer that should be good for this... I think my motherboard is 'elitegroup 741Gx-m' that 'supports AMD Athlon XP etc.... but I don't know if I'm reading the right thing... I know you can physically check the label of the motherboard, but I dont' know where that is....

This is the message that pops up:

the software you are installing for this hardware:

USB2.0 PC Camera (SN9C201)

has not passed Windows Logo testing to verify its compatibility with Windows XP.

Continuing your installation of this software may impair or destabilize the correct operation of your system either immediately or in the future. Microsoft strongly recommends that you stop this installation now and contact the hardware vendor for software that has passed Windos logo testing.

.. so then I did this:

Uninstall and then reinstall your device.
To resolve the problem that is causing Device Manager to show an error code for your device, try uninstalling and then reinstalling the device.

To uninstall your device

Open Device Manager.
If the category for your device is... Read more

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Unable to clean the computer after usuall routine. Ctrl+Alt+Delete produces a message that says "blocked by administrator" ( I didn't block it! )Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:22:31 PM, on 3/5/2008Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\devldr32.exeC:&... Read more

A:Absolute Key Logger And Others

Hello country_duck,NOTE: If you have downloaded SmitfraudFix previously please delete that version and download it again! Also delete C:\rapport.txt Please download SmitfraudFix Note : process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user. should print out these instructions, or copy them to a Notepad file for reading while in Safe Mode, because you will not be able to connect to the Internet to read from this site. Please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :Restart your computer After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually; Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear; Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter". Choose your usual account.Once in Safe Mode, double-click SmitfraudFix.exe Select option #2 - Clean by typing 2 and press "Enter" to delete infected files. You will be prompted : "Registry cleaning - Do you want to clean the registry ?"; answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter" in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registr... Read more

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Hi guys this is the first time in about a week i've been able to access this site, basically i've just changed my isp and configured my wireless router accordingly. When the migration happened my router started behaving strangely, what happens is it'll show some web pages but not others, and sometimes the ones that load take ages to load up! Some one said it may be the DNS settings which i know nothing about, hopefully someone here can point me in the right direction


Ps: i may or may not be able to view any replies due to my browser not loading the page

A:Absolute nightmare

Turn off pc, router and modem . . leave modem off for 30 secs. or so . . then start the modem . . let it stabilize, start the router then one pc to see if the problem still exists

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anyone know what's become of Absolute Multimedia the video/sound card manufacturer. their site seems dead. are they ?

A:absolute multimedia

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So, as you heard, I got a new case, got everything hooked up, some ups and downs, until i got it all finished.

Everything is working fine but the sound, the case does have a SOUND plug in that comes from the front board along with the power SW and it's family. But I don't know where on my board this goes...

A:Absolute Soundless

I connected one of the Media Center accessories which has a TV and 3 video plug ins to the motherboard....just one. And it worked. I cant put that face plate anywhere though, should I get a sound card?

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So basically, my computer is on the iron lung right now. I ran Stopzilla which found 11 infections, some of which were simple, and two of which were difficult. I have one form or another of the Windowz.exe worm for sure. Basically i need help reworking Registry Keys and getting rid of some of this infection. Any Help would be appreciated. I am posting my full HJT log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:13:38 AM, on 8/7/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\WINDOWS\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\hp\support\hpsysdrv.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Advisor\HPAdvisor.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files\STOPzilla!\STOPzilla.exeC:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exeC:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsTray.exeC:\Program Files\STOPzilla!\SZOptions.exeC:\Windows\system32\Taskmgr.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\... Read more

A:Absolute Mess

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days since you scanned your computer with HijackThis, we will need a new HijackThis log. If you have not already downloaded Random's System Information Tool (RSIT), please download Random's System Information Tool (RSIT) by random/random which includes a HijackThis log and save it to your desktop. If you have RSIT already on your computer, please run it again. Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT. Click Continue at the disclaimer screen. Please post the contents of log.txt. Thank you for your patience.Please see Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem. If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped. Please post your HijackThis log as a reply to this thread and not as an attachment. I am always leery of opening attachments so I always request that HijackThis logs are to be posted as a reply to the thread. I do not think that you are attaching anything scary but others may do so. While we are working on your HijackThis log, please: Reply to this thread; do not start another! Do not make any changes on your computer during the cleaning process or download/add programs on your computer unless instructed to do so. Do not run any other tool until ... Read more

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alright...I've been trying to deal with this for weeks now. I'll run ad-aware, it'll find 300 items, 5 minutes later i'll get a pop up out of no where.
sluggish machine, IBIS toolbar downloading itself god knows how.
Ran the online antivirus in the readmefirst post, good god...15 virii..never had that happen before.
but this is truly a mess..if you guys can help me out..I'd be so grateful.

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoRpc.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoRT.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoTask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\WinTools\WToolsS.exe
C:\Program Files\RSNet\RSEDNClient.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
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A:Absolute mess

Hi Thrassil
Yep...a bit of a mess.So will you please run "SpyBot S&D" and fix all it finds then post a fresh log.Please ensure that you have version 1.98.2 of HijackThis.

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Hello there and thanks very much for reading my topic!A few months ago, My mothers laptop was infected with the ever known "AntiVirus 2009"I think I may have removed this sucessfully, but I later realised that I didnt disble system restore, but the Trojan didnt come back so I knew I removed it sucessfully.After that my mum had an error message pop-up every so often saying that there was a rundll error with the file Bsuhgoradl.dll (much longer) I knew from expeirience that was from AV09 and I simply used MSCONFIG to stop it from popping up at startup.Well, My mums laptop was just fine, untill she complained that her laptop was running extremely slow and she couldnt really do anything with it, Again I got my magic USB PenDrive and ran MBAM, SAS and ATF cleaner off it, MBAM and SaS both found files of the MyWebSearch virus and I removed it all, Lovely Jubbly!But then she said start-up was very slow, I said dont worry it will take me two minutes with msconfig, I stopped all the nuisance files like iPodService that didnt need to be run on startup, and I even went through some of the services likewise making sure I had hidden all the Microsoft ServicesIt was running alot quicker, and She was fine with it all that nightShe told me she didnt want iTunes opening on start up so I stopped it, but when she went on it the next day all hell broke lose, On a Windows XP computer, the welcome page and that opened lovely, all XP Style, but when she logged in it was the classi... Read more

A:Absolute Mayhem!!

The original Cds that where with my mums Fujitsu laptop have been misplaced and I have some for a windows XP System but wondering if that would work considering the laptop has a touch pad which would need installing seperately right?

Also there has benn some new areas in the COntrol panel
A - Program Updates
B - Windows CardSpace

thanks again, In advance

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Hello everyone,

I'm on of these people that leaves my computer on over night. Every morning, I expect to come down and switch my computer screens on to see my beautiful desktop as always. But this morning, no such thing happened. Instead, I was horrified to see this screen:

We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.

If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose Last Known Good Configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked.

If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power failure or because the Power or Reset button was pressed, or if you aren't sure what caused the problem, choose Start Windows Normally.

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Start Windows Normally

Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.

Seconds until Windows starts: 30

The thing is, I've searched a lot about this issue and everyone seems to have caused it by installing a new motherboard, a new this or that. I did nothing to provoke this... Nothing!

I have tried booting via all methods above, as well as the CD to find that none of them work. I've tried repairing the installation... it just freezes. Is my only option left to do a complete wipe of my ... Read more

A:Absolute Humdinger

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Hey , I'm Scott. well first of all i feel a little cheeky just singing up here for help but I'll try and stick around and help where i can.

I'm new to networking so please excuse my ignorance if this is quite simple.

I'm running server 2003 and my workstations are Windows xp pro SP2

i have assigned a network drive to letters F:\ where members save their work. so if someone saves a txt file it would come out on their screen as


I've been told that people could hack into my server using something called "absoute path" and $ signs.

what i want to know is a brief overview of what the absolute path is, how to find out about it and if its possible to hack my server using it and the dollar signs.

again i apologize for my ignorance on this.

[Not Sure where to post this either]

A:Absolute path.

- In short, these are administrative shares. They are enabled by default on all windows machines, and while they are hackable, it would require an administrator's password. The link provided above has some steps for disabling them if you are sincerely worried.

you can connect to it by going to your start menu > run > and type either (obviously substituting the computername or ipaddress for the computer name or ip address that has the shares)



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I'v just been offered an slk 700 cooling unit by a friend with which I aim to replace my cheapo amd 1.7 heatsink and fan.
Presumably, this new unit will bring the temperature of my 1.7 from 41 degrees centigrade down to a level where my cpu can be overclocked to a reasonable level but the problem for me is this - I currently use a gigabyte 7dxe mothgerboard which includes easytune 4 - is this the sole means of overclocking an amd processor?

A:Absolute beginner ..............

You can alter settings in the BIOS (probably just fsb, don't think gigabyte provide multiplier access in their BIOS'). Also their should be jumpers or dipswitches on the motherboard for setting the clock multiplier. So EasyTune isn't the only way to overclock. It is quite handy though

Just be aware that increasing the fsb increases the memory clock as well, so your memory needs to be of a decent quality that is rated high enough that it will handle the faster speeds (PC3200 or so would be best, PC2700 is 333Mhz ram). Also the PCI bus speed is worked out via a divider system, so 133/4 = 33.25Mhz.
For 166 fsb the motherboard needs to support a 5th divider, 166/5 = 33.2Mhz. With speeds over this normal clock speed PCI devices may not function properly and cause system errors and instabilities. I don't think the 7DXE supports this divider so your primary way of overclocking is going to be increasing the clock multiplier. If you get a decent fan for that SLK-700, you should be able to up the multiplier a couple of notches. I know I stepped up my 2100+ Tbred B to 2.171Ghz from 1.73Ghz when I got an SLK-800 and 27CFM 80mm YS-Tech fan.

Any other questions regarding your overclocking attempts, feel free to ask the forum

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Hello, Whenever I save a file to my desktop
and then click to open the file
, or if I open the file after including it as an attachment in an email, the address in the url Text field info changes - for example to


The file either doesn't open or doesn't exactly match the page I saved. A message comes up that says: * Firefox can't find the file at file:///CUsers/Joe%20Smith.joesmith-PC/Desktop/My%20Stuff/My%20%20Documents/The%20electronic%20File/Hp%20dv6t%20series%20%20$624.99.htm or

* Check the file name for capitalization or other typing errors.

* Check to see if the file was moved, renamed or deleted.

What do I need to do in order to correct this problem? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.

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i have a USB drive that has a boot menu on it (made through easybcd) what i would like to know is i have a few programs that i could burn on to usb drives and boot through them, how could i add them to the boot menu list (to create a Swiss knife) like to extract them to different folders and make a boot menu that as if they were all on separate usb's that windows would have booted without any problams
i hope i am clear

A:boot menu entry for bootable programs EASYBCD

I have a hard time understanding however, I guess you want a program like YUMI Multiboot. It works with USB sticks though. Check it out and see if it helps.

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1 Disk multiple partitions of which some are OS's as noted below:

WinXP: 1st OS installed to system, Boots Ok as C:
Win7-64Bit: 2nd OS installed to system, Boots Ok as C:
Win764BitCloneOfWin764Bit: 3rd OS partition file cloned from Win7-64Bit, Boots Ok as H:

Cloned above using Easus ToDo Backup Free v4.0, selected the file clone (rather than sector by sector), from Win7-64Bit C: installed EasyBCD and told it to config a BCD to boot Win764BitCloneOfWin764Bit, it referenced this as H: during the config of EasyBCD as that's the letter I gave to the OS. Sure enough it boots the cloned partition Ok boot the cloned OS refs itself as H:, oh and some of the environment variables are still referencing C: (not an issue this can be changed), but I won't bother changing them because I want this partition to also boot as C:

EasyBCD moderator tells me that even though it shows this as H: when configuring really underlying the writing of the BCD it is referencing unique disk identifiers.

I posed the question....could I not boot to the clone, change the drive letter of the clone to C: and get EasyBCD to look at the config, I change the drive letter now of the clone in EasyBCD to boot C: (the clone), it write the BCD and the cloned Win7 should now also boot as C: along with the other OS's untouched. I'm not getting a clear answer on this at the mo if this will work.

Does this SevenForum have any ideas how I get the partition clone to boot as C: and if my thoughts above ... Read more

A:Triple Boot XP / Win7-64Bit / Win764BitCloneOfWin764Bit & EasyBCD

Clone it again using Automatic mode which is offered on Acronis' premium cloning/imaging suite that comes free with any WD or Seagate HD in the mix. Make sure to include the MBR and track 0 in the clone.

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Hi. I'm trying to get access to my Win7 OS after a successful Windows XP installation using EasyBCD. After adding both XP and Win7 entries, I am still not presented with a multiboot screen at startup.

Why is this?

A:EasyBCD not working - WinXP and Win7 dual boot

Did you read my post over here?

See this page, scroll down to "Setting up the Dual-Boot" substitute Windows 7 where you see Vista, the procedure is the same. to expand...

Double posting for the same issue is frowned upon by the moderators.

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I used EasyBCD to setup dual boot with win 7 and now I can't get back to the original win 8 startup (blue) screen
Can I get back this original screen ? (Win 8 is set up at the front of my drive) Should I just re-install Win 8 to wipe out the easybcd control ? Should have done more reading before installing.

A:used EasyBCD to dual boot instead of option on startup screen

By default, Easybcd stores backups here:

C:\Users\username\Documents\EasyBCD Backup (10-28-2011).bcd

You could be lucky enough to be able to restore the original?m Look under the "BCD backup/repair" tab

There are a couple of ways you might have used the progam to create a dual boot(? Windows 7/8 normally create a dual boot?)
Perhaps, in the unlikely case that you only changed the boot order, you could try making Windows 8 your default. That does it for me.

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I read that statement in an article about dual booting Windows and UBuntu.


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I get

The boot configuration data store could not be opened. The system could not find the file specified....

.. the file specified clearly being the Win7 bootloader.

I do already have Win7 installed on the PC. For some reason, when I reinstalled it (as I had to yesterday), no 100MB system partition was created, so everything is in one partition. It ran fine and I installed all the necessary drivers.. At that stage, there was no other O/S on the PC.

Then I installed Windows XP to a separate hard drive, and set that up to with drivers so it boots fine.

Next, I ran EasyBCD, but I get the error message about boot configuration data store. Clearly EasyBCD cannot find the Win7 bootloader...

How do I proceed please? I do not just want to go ahead and press the 'Write MBR' button until I know it's safe!

Many thanks,


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  Hey everyone!  In short, my laptops do not have SysRes partition, only C for OS, D for data.  My desktop was setup by Altex -- and it has a SysRes partition [which must be primary and active - or no boot], C OS, D data.
Can somebody give me a quick-list of the keystrokes within EasyBCD to copy the necessary boot files from System Reserved partition onto c-partition, when do I flag C as primary and active, when do I flag SysRes as logical, finally to have SysRes completely absorbed into C-partition.
  Some time ago, I dinked around with EasyBCD, and did not accomplish the above at all.

A:EasyBCD to "move" W7Pro boot from SysRes to C-drive

Louis [Hamlius], message could be sent, so I'm thanking you in here:
I want to thank you for your gracious advice concerning Macrium Reflect cloning!  It worked!  Later on, I decided on Imaging over cloning, however, because of your advice - the process went smoothly.
And, I will be using Macrium Reflect later on, to clone my C & D from primary harddrive onto my second harddrive in the desktop.

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Hello and thanks in advance...
It will be obvious from my questions that I'm taking a C++
course for the first time, and the only thing I've ever programmed is
my VCR.

I have a Windows computer running XP Pro.

Question 1:
I had thought that I could type the C++ code in a text editor, and
then use a C++ compiler to get an .exe program.

Well, I looked around and I had trouble finding a compiler.
Is this the way it's done, and if yes, what's a good compiler to use?

Question 2:
In order to get something to compile with, I bought an academic
version of Microsoft Visual
Surprisingly, I couldn't find a compiler in that whole large thing.

This morning I downloaded the MS Visual C++ Toolkit (free from MS
How is this toolkit used? .. . Running it, it looks like a DOS screen.
At the prompt, do I simply type in the name of the file to be compiled?

Thanks very much!

A:Absolute Beginner C++ Questions

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When I insert a row the absolute references on linked documents fail. I have several linked documents and every time I insert a column or a row the links are pointing to the old location of the cell prior to the row insertion. And the calculations are not totaling.

A:Excel -97 Absolute Reference

Open the worksheet with the links. Hit Edit-Links. Make sure "automatic" is selected.

Also, make sure calculations are set to "automatic" under Tools-Options, Calculations tab.

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Hi! I didn't know where to post, so sorry if this wasn't the intended place or forum for it. Here it goes:

I've bought a Phenom 3x 2GB 250GB for my girl. It works great but there is this freezing mystery. Once a day or less often it will freeze, messing up the screen and stopping completely.

It's not the screen only because music stops, and with no HDD noise whatsoever as it was on some starvation status.

I've already memtested it on 7 passes and there are no memory errors. Hardware ought to be compatible as the PC works fine 99% of the time. All hardware listing on System Information checks out to reality (what I've bought), and there are no explicit driver issues at Driver Administrator (or w/e it's called since I have Spanish version).

Some more context:
-Windows XP SP2
-Memory is "Supertalent", the cheapest I've found, 2GB 800 Mhz
-My mother, also the cheapest I could find, said to work very well: GeForce6100PM-M2, I'd give you the link but I'm not allowed

My question would be: what's the most likely cause of the freezes? What should I do about it?

One last thing
We have noticed that most curiously it has always freezed while using Google Chrome, that's not to say that's the cause, maybe that program makes intense use of some feature which the PC has problem with, or maybe just coincidence.
Thanks a lot in advance!

A:PC absolute freeze problem


-I switched memories from my PC and my girl's, problem persists on my girl's PC, indication that memory is not the source of the issue.
-I checked System Health from BIOS for FAN Speed and Core Temperature, speed normal and temperature normal at 34-40ļC
-It has hanged up twice in a day for the first time, and NOT while using Google Chrome. And I had no trouble with it yesterday, so the behavior is very erratic.

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If I wanted to eliminate every single ďunnecessaryĒ thing on my computer and only use the absolute very essentials, what would I have to do? By absolute, I do mean everything. I have come up with some things that I can think of myself already but since I am only a beginner there are probably tons of things that I donít know about.

So, I was thinking about these things:
1. Only use the command line for everything. Donít use a mouse. Boot to command line and stay there doing everything. Internet, documents, email, etc. etc. This is possible right?
2. Remove all visual add-ons, etc. Iím not sure how to do this but I was thinking it would help a ton.

A:Absolute fastest window xp possible

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On page 1 of my workbook, I have a named range ("Contingency")of positive and negative values in one column and criteria for each value in the next column, also a named range ("Responsible"). On page 2, I want to sum the absolute value of each value in the Contingency sorted by Responsible.

So far I have:
criteria-x being one of 10 different criteria

That brings back the net value and I want the value of the absolutes.

I tried
to no avail.

Any suggestions would be appreciated,


A:sumif absolute value of a range

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The menubar I've made requires that text be below a certain size, but as of currently, if you increase text size in your browser, you can stretch the text out of what the layout describes. See for an example. In IE hold control down, and scroll up and down to see what's going on. So my question is: Is there a way to set font sizes that are independent of the user's selection in text size without using images? and: If so, how?
Thanks in advance,

A:Absolute Text Sizes

Problem solved, used some CSS.

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Hello everyone. I just bought a new PC and assembled it my self so naturally there was problems.


PSU: Ultra LSP750 750-Watt Power Supply
MAINBOARD: XFX nForce 750i SLI Extreme Motherboard
CPUFAN: Thermaltake / V1 / Multi-Socket LGA1366 Core i7/775/AM2/939/754 / Copper / CPU Cooler
GPU: XFX GeForce GTX 260 Video Card - 896MB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0 x16
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 Processor BX80580Q9400 - 2.66GHz, 6MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB
RAM: Corsair Dual Channel TWINX 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2 x 2048MB)
HDD: WD Caviar Green 1TB 32MB/SATA-3G

Full Story
I installed Windows Xp Home and started playing games with my friend. Mid way into our game my computer just froze. No artifacts were shown, no tearing, no weird pixels, it just stopped what it was doing as if some one hit the pause button. I couldn't move the mouse or anything else. I looked inside my case and saw that all 4 fans were still running (if that means anything).

Anyways I restarted and my friend and I began our game again. 5 minutes later it froze again! I decided that was it! I checked my graphics drivers and they seemed to be up to date. I ran speed fan and verified that my temperatures for my GPU never surpassed 48 C and my CPU 38 C. I even ran a memtest CD to check for bad RAM. No problems.

The strange thing is that the freeze not only happens when Im playing games but sometimes when I start windows. It also happens rarely when Im browsing the web. After all this I said to my se... Read more

A:Absolute Freeze: Hardware?

Well it's either going to be your graphics card or your motherboard... everything you said before about the game freezing up made me think graphics card, but then you said browsing, boot up, and safe mode, makes me think its your motherboard...

HOWEVER... it's possible it could be the hard drive... but the hard drive is the least likely of the problems in my opinion... to me it sounds like the motherboard...

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AHHHHHH! I'm so frustrated right now! I need help!

I have two worksheets in the same file, Master and SRTFT. Both worksheets have a column labeled "Title" (column I). In SRTFT the Title column is pulling the title names in from Master with a simple formula of =Master!I5. The problem is there is other unique data in the other columns on the SRTFT worksheet and when Master is sorted differently, it causes the Title colum to not match up with the data in the other columns on the SRTFT worksheet. I've tried anchoring the formula =Master!$I$5 but that still does not work! I've also tried the following formula which I found in another thread but again, this does not work! =INDEX(Master!$I:$I,ROWS(I1:I5)) Not matter what I do the Title column always changes every time Master is sorted differently.

How to I get the Title column in the SRTFT worksheet to not change when the Master worksheet is sorted differently. Also, there are actually 4 different columns of data being pulled in. When I anchored the cells, I used F&R to add the $'s. Not sure if that makes a difference but even when I manually changed (F4) 5 cells just as a test, it still didn't work.

I hope this makes sense because I'm ready to throw my laptop out the window!

Thank you for taking the time to read this!

A:Trouble with Absolute values

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Hi All,
I am developing a solutions for clients to run some webpages. Since there is no webserver the ASP route is a No Go. So I am using Javascript to connect to my database.

The Problem is that the following Connection string
var conn_str = "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=Data.mdb";
Search of Data.mdb on the desktop.

I came to know that this requires absolute path i.e
var conn_str = "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=C:\Folder1\Data.mdb";

But the problem is the web pages will be distributed on CD and drive name may differs. Further more if the user copies the pages to the hard disk it may stop working.

I want to know how can I get the absolute path, in ASP we use Server.MapPath but what function to use in javascript only version?

Thanks in advance

A:How To Get Absolute Path In Javascript

I have not tried this on a cd, but it might work

Dim sDataSource
Dim objCon

Sub subConnectionOpen
Set objCon = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
Set objRS = CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset")
sProviderName = "Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0"
iCursorType = 1
iLockType = 3
sDataSource = InputBox ("Enter path to DB file Exp: C:\Data\dbCompInfo.mdb")
objCon.Provider = sProviderName
objCon.Properties("Data Source") = sDataSource
End Sub

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I'm intending to set up a network to share my A|dsl connection with (initially) two computers. The first problem is that the modem is connected to my XP machine via a USB lead.

I would be interested in looking at a wireless setup but am worried about security. My house is on three floors with the system based on the top floor. I will eventually want to use a laptop on the ground floor. However the house is semi-detached and so security is a big worry for me.

I would appreciate any help or pointers to a site where I can read please.


A:Networking for absolute beginner

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Hi. I find most of the info on this site well beyond my understanding. Is there a section which gives tuition to beginners?

A:Vista For Absolute Beginners

Hi ronda,

Have a look at the Tutorials: Tutorials - Vista Forums

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Hi guys. I want to disable Windows update to install Windows 10 on my old Win 7 PC without any additional application. By idea I want to disable Windows update to install KB removing ownership to destination folder. I've removed all users from thhere except Administrators but when I install 3035583 again, it moves back all files in previously "protected" folder.

I know for some other approaches how to disable this update but I want to understand how to do that on this way. I've became curious about taking absolute ownersip over desired folders. As the first, is it possible to disable anything to Win updates?

A:How to take absolute ownership of a folder

Hello Cortex, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could directly clean install Windows 10 Pro on your Windows 7 PC.

Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First - Windows 10 Forums

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Hi Guys, your advice please.

Hoping to learn about putting a pc together, I bought an acer veriton M464 2008 vintage
The ad said working fine before hdd removal

On power up I have fans running, mouse lit-up and cd tray opening but nothing else
Keyboard is dead but works elsewhere
Monitor says "No signal input check video cable". Again works with other pc.
Also there are no beeps

Any ideas on how I make progress please

Many thanks

Peter Fay

A:Solved: Absolute beginner

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I have two HDDs. For the sake of argument, C: is my primary one and D: is my reserve.

C: is now failing to boot completely, though I can access it fine when booting from D: (which I am currently doing).


Recently, booting C: has gone as follows:
POST Screen
Windows loading bar
Black screen
Mouse cursor
Unplugging the computer for a while HAD fixed this, but didn't one time, so I opened it up and moved that little connector between the three pegs (I believe it's resetting the ROM) and took out and put back in the MOBO battery.

Since then, C: has failed to boot altogether, not even getting to the "Windows is Loading" screen.

I can access all of C: when booted from D:. Windows folders are present and I can load exe's off it (like Firefox right now)

Attempted Fixes

BIOS reset, boot sequence, time/date etc. all corrected
Doing the same thing again on the MOBO
System repair off the install disk
Bootrec.exe off the install disk
Virus scan off D:
Chkdsk off D:


C: - 250GB Maxtor SATA
D: - 70GB Hitachi SATA
GFX - Nvidia GeForce 8600GT (1GB)

A:Absolute fail to boot

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hi all,
if you check my specs at the bottom you'll see what i'm running. It's obviously no monster but it's not a sloth either. Not wanting to spend any money for at least 6 months though I'm trying to optimize it to the max. Does anyone have any *INFORMED* input into my progress and next steps or links to my perfect web destination? Thanks:

-FSB [email protected] (synchronous with RAM is better, I've heard)

-multiplier x10 (1660MHz, xp2000 equivalent, don't want to go much higher 'cos I don't want a louder fan)

-Asus GFFX5200magic 128Mb [email protected]/370 (250/333 is stock for this one 'cos of cheap RAM modules, still room for further oc'ing with a recently added 80mm fan though)

Next intended steps:
-max out the GFFX oc. I know it's low end but I refuse to buy a £200 card!
-tighten RAM timings, not yet adjusted at all.
-deduce my worst bottleneck to see where my money goes in a few months time

I would especially appreciate pointers on the bottlenecks and further steps.
I would especially NOT appreciate people just saying "Ive got this" or "Ive got that nahnahnahnah" - Ive got what Ive got and want to make the most of it.
Thanks a lot

PS 3dMark2001 = 5400 at last count

A:help with absolute system oc optimization

Omega drivers -
Black viper system process optimizing -

Run xen and xentweak to further optimize.

Keep it clean with adaware, spybot s&d, and hijackthis.

defragment nightly.

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Never even used a laptop before I bought my new little eee and Linksys router. I followed a tutorial for secure networking that I found on CNet and was able to do everything to establish and secure my network. I can see my network, and see that it is secured with WPA2. My stupid newbie question is: why am I automatically connected to my network every time I boot windows on my eee? I thought I would have to request my network and sign in with my new SSID name and password? (I did tell my network to permit only my own MAC address...if that has anything to do with it.) If I am SUPPOSED to be automatically to my network every time I boot Windows, then just tell me and don't kill yourself laughing! Thanks...people like you keep people like me going!

A:Absolute new newbie question

No it remembers the SSID and the password from the time you input it and probably put it into the preffered networks section for you to automatically connect to your pereffered networks. You can change the automatically connect portion. I don't believe you can tell it not to remember the password for the particular SSID your connected to (I may be wrong there).

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(PC Windows XP)

I am afraid I can't post an up to date Hijack post as the PC I was remote controlling to cure has just crashed and the person is in bed so can't get them to reset the PC. I did manage to get one earlier, but I have since removed many of the trojans so it will be out of date. But I may be able to get one tomorrow, but I think this is the remains of a mass virus attack rather than still having them resident. I have no idea what this guy has been downloading but I saw a lot of casino software and movie download links, and all without any virus protection (his McAfee had run out), BAD BAD move.

Okay, firstly I am helping sort a friends PC, and it was riddled with endless viruses and trojans and rootkits. I should of just formatted their PC but when I started I thought it would be a afternoons job, but it has turned in to 2 days for many many hours. The virus wouldn't allow me to visit virus remover websites so that was the first problem as then I was sorting it out on site rather than remotely (like today). Thankfully I managed to sneak some third party URLs which allowed me to download MalwareBytes, which I did, that removed some but not all. I then activated the trial and saw endless messages of IPs trying to connect out to the internet, every second was a new IP, non-stop.

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A:Absolute nightmare with virus !

The HiJackThis log is outdated, so it's useless.

You don't have a "hands on" with that computer and have been remote-accessing it.

It's riddled with problems.

A hard drive format and clean reinstall of Windows XP SP3 is really the best option.

I've resurrected enough older computers from scratch that I know it's a 12 - 15 hour/2 - 3 day job to get one going and completely up-to-date.


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A friend has just purchased his first PC running XP Home , he knows zero about computers but as he has to now use one at work he needs to learn.
He has it up and running and I have installed for now AVG anti virus , zone alarm firewall (disabled XPs firewall first) also Ad-Aware , Spybot , Microsoft Anti Spyware Beta , Spyware blaster , win patrol and CleanUp! , a≤ and mail washer.

As a starting point is there anything else that I have missed or need to download for him ?
All suggestions appreciated.

A:Solved: Absolute Basics !

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Hey there everyone!

First time poster, long time searcher-for-info-on-these-thinger!

Here it is, I have an Excel spreadsheet, it has a list of jobs on it that are then filtered into areas that get put on to three separate worksheets for three separate people to view on the same workbook.

What I really, really need is some way to have an email sent to a person the day before a job fails

like if there's a formulae showing today's date on the sheet, and if a job is due to fail the next day, it emails the person who's area it's in.

Like I said I have very little expertise on this, I barely managed to create a Macro to separate the the jobs on to the specific workheets so I would really love a step by step (small steps) guide.

I think I've seen the phrase VBA banded about, I know nothing about it and knowing my luck I really need it to do this.

I've attached the spreadsheet I use.

Let me try to make it clearer...

Each worksheet has someone who ideally would be emailed a message letting them know the job number when colun N's date is a day before and ideally a day after today's date (I understand that I can add formulae =today() for that to appear) As there are three people using the spreadsheet it needs to be only their specific jobs that are for their area emailed to the,

Also it should only be emailed once to them, not every day or everytime i open the sheet.

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A:Excel help for absolute novice

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Hi I have a WAR file and I want to have a code that can find the full directory of this war file
for instance, 'D:\myFolder\websphere\myApp.war'.

The purpose having the path is to install it in websphere using jython script

AdminApp('D:\myFolder\websphere\myApp.war', -contextroot myApp)

I want the full path to be parameterized


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Hello! I've just designed a home page to a site which works in Chromium and Firefox but not Internet Explorer. I'm using Linux-Ubuntu Studio so checking Internet Explorer may be a minor challenge but I can probably pull it off, anyways here's my code -

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon2.ico"/>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<style type="text/css">
p {display:inline}
<a href="" style="font-style:bold; font-size: 50px; color:yellow; font-family: arial;"><p style="position: absolute; top: -37px; left: 245px; font-style:bold; font-size: 50px; color:yellow; font-family: arial;" ALIGN=JUSTIFY>Home</p></a>
<p style="position: absolute; top: -41px; left: 410px; font-style:bold; font-size: 50px; color:yellow; font-family: arial;" ALIGN=JUSTIFY>|</p>
<p style="position: absolute; top: -37px; left: 450px; font-style:bold; font-size: 50px; color:yellow; font-family: arial;" ALIGN=JUSTIFY>Media</p>
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A:absolute Positioning error

Which version of IE are you referring to?

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I'm a different forum. After much helpful advice on a system which appears to be dying, my obsession is to determine if it is indeed no longer worth the effort to resolve.

My original symptom was that my PC, running Windows HP Home was constantly and randomly rebooting. So, I took it apart, cleaned, re-seated all cards, etc and went to load Win XP Pro (not Home) afresh at which time I noted that WinXP failed at formatting the hard drive. After receiving much valuable help on this issue from here (at another forum), I installed a new drive and cable, and successfully loaded WinXP Pro, including all security updates,etc.

I also loaded Office 2007, and media player 11. Now, while sitting at home doing nothing, this computer stayed on and was a perfectly behaved computer.

Back at the office, I attached speakers and started running Windows Media playing hours of loaded mp3 files. (That is what this computer is for...providing background music in an office setting), and kaboom, it starts rebooting randomly again. I tried a version of Music Match to run the mp3s to see if the problem was MediaPlayer, but no, same problem.

When it reboots, there is no error, no blue screen...just as if someone pulled the plug. There were suggestions that the original drive formatting problem was a power supply issue, and now I am wondering if that is the real problem.

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A:Absolute random rebooting

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C2D / 2 GB / Win 7 / Excel 2007
For example if cell A1 is 2 and A2 is 4, then in A3 their multiplication will show as 8. Now, what I would like is that cell A3 becomes the absolute number, and not a result. i.e not A1*A2 but should be read as 8, and that in case I delete A1 & A2, then still the result of 8 is displayed.

I would like to use the data which is the result of a function to become the final figure.

Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Absolute Figure

You can copy and paste special as value for these cells after the calculations, else you'll have to use a macro that does the calculation for you

BTW Absolute is a mathematical term and not what your question implies

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New PC - Win 7 Pro x64 - Clean install EACH TIME (x4 now)

After about two hours after a new, clean install, Services begin shutting down... Greying out... I cannot turn them on... (Firewall, DHCP, Windows Service Center, etc)

I cannot access my gateway modem (internet works though although through a dial-up configuration, wireless OK)...

I have tried TWO different Windows installation discs (yes they're both legit)... No difference - the above happens each time...

I have contacted vendors, researched until I am blue, tried EVERY suggestion I have found on the internet... registry edits, permission edits, command line instructions, programs and utilities...

I have tested the HDD... as I said brand new and passes 100% each time... I have ran malware, virus, spyware tests Nothing found...

I need some help.... can someone provide some guidance??? From my research this seems to be a VERY common problem, but NO ONE has an answer. It even seems that MS does not know.....


A:Absolute Frustration New Install Win 7 Pro x64

Had you installed anything else besides the OS?


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~ a year ago my wife's computer experienced (paraphrased) 'can't find boot loader' when rebooting. At the time, I downloaded Win 7 repair files that corrected the problem until last night. Apparently there was a short power line glitch. Her UPS' battery was no longer effective, her machine rebooted and got stuck at the 'can't find boot loader' prompt. She tried rebooting a few times to no avail. This morning her computer was at the login screen so the machine apparently got through the boot process on her last attempt after she left the room.

Apart from getting a new UPS I need to be prepared to deal with the boot loader issue again. I can't find the disk I used the last time. EasyBCD appeared as the first Google hit, has very clear instructions on the 3 steps to repair/replace in order of what works.

Before downloading the file and using it assuming the boot problem is back again, I wanted to check here to be sure the software is as good as it gets for the problem.

[EDIT] I found the instructions online that I had previously used: How to Manually Repair Windows 7 Boot Loader Problems

Easy Recovery Essentials costs ~$20. I'd pay for the software if it contained anything more helpful regarding the boot loader than just using the Win 7 repair disk + the referenced website's command line instructions.

If I don't hear back on this post I'll proceed with the Win 7 install disk on the assumption that the RE software simply automates the command line options.

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A:Problem with Boot Loader--EasyBCD--Recovering the Windows Bootloader?

To boot disk or stick just use the one-time BIOS Boot menu key which every PC has.

In the future the steps are here for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start.
EasyRE is covered where it offers enhanced boot disk repairs. Otherwise you should make a Win7 System Repair Disk if needed for future repairs, during which the hard drive should always be set first to boot. A backup system image should also be stored externally to reimage the hard drive in 20 minutes if Win7 becomes irreparable.

There may be a problem with your boot files so let us see a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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As a newbie and using EasyBCD, I had problem-free success creating dual boot unit four months ago. But I never much used Mint 16 and wish to do clean install of LTS Qiana 17.

There is no findable guidance for folks that want to do a Clean REinstall of Linux (Mint) in a Windows 7 dual-boot situation...especially for those who have the Grub2 boatloader placed in Linux Root.

GOAL: Clean dual boot install of Linux (Mint 17) in place of never-modified Mint 16 (no data or mods to care about or preserve)


- Non-UEFI laptop with Windows 7
- Current partitions: Win7 / Data [NTFS] / Small Fat32 / Linux LOGICALS (3): ROOT + SWAP + HOME
- Bootloader is currently in Linux Root (wish to keep it that way)

Much of the following is newbie presumption based on common sense. Please correct or clarify at any point, thanks!


I think #1.) concerning EasyBCD might be a non-issue. My key interest is getting guidance and help on 2.) farther below...

1.) Preferred sequence of the following 2 actions. Does in matter?

a.) Wipe Linux partitions via "Delete Volume" in Windows Disk Management.
b.) Use EasyBCD to clear the Linux boatloader entry **

** I am blindly presuming b.) is required (common sense without experience) but for a while I was wondering if clearing the Linux bootloader entry could be skipped, meaning:

"Could it be that if you don't touch EasyBCD when doing reinstall of LINUX, the old Linux pointer in the MBR might still find/see/pick-up the *New* insta... Read more

A:Partition clearance for clean REinstall of Linux (w/ EasyBCD question)

Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux

If you do not use Linux much, then consider just booting it off a flash drive when you do wanna use it

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internet explorer has stopped working pop up I can't get to the internet from my desk top it pops up every time I click on the internet explorer icon and it won't let me connect when I exit it won't go to my home page at all amnd the screen goes blank

A:is there an absolute free virus program out there

I don't know what any of that has to do with anti-virus, but here are several freebies to consider:Avast!AVGAviraBitDefenderMicrosoft Security EssentialsYou may also have malware & spyware that needs removing.

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I'm building a PC for my friend who is unfortunate to not have very much money at all to spend on her PC. She wants to play games such as minecraft and Left 4 Dead on this PC and tasked me with building it or getting a prebuilt and installing upgrades. I'm not horribly good at finding parts for good prices and her limit is $200.
Here are the requirements:
Must have PCi-e x16 or 2.0
Must be at least a 2ghz Dual core
Must have at least 2GB RAM
Must have at least an 80GB HDD
(Do not include an OS, GPU or Monitor because she has all 3)

Here is the build I have so far:
PCi-e x16
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.3ghz
Windows 7
The GPU I'm using is a ATI Radeon HD 6570
Along with the rest of the PC for $180. Can any of you build a better PC for the same price or lower?

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