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Can I use an "upgraded Pro" disk to upgrade from win8 core

Q: Can I use an "upgraded Pro" disk to upgrade from win8 core

Before getting my dell machine with win8 baked in, I purchased a win8 pro upgrade from MS for 14.99.
Can I use that win8 pro "upgrade" disk to upgrade my core version to "pro", or will that just screw things up?


A: Can I use an "upgraded Pro" disk to upgrade from win8 core

You can use the upgrade key in ADD FEATURES:
Add Features to Windows 8

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Is there any potential way I could upgrade this through the use of upgrading my current hardware?
More or less, I would love to know what's causing this problem in the first place.
Here's a picture of what I've been seeing.

A:"Disk" status in Win8 Task Manager is maxed out at 99-100%?

I see 7 entries for AVG. Seems like that's where most of your disk is being used.

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I tried to update a WinXP computer to Win8.1. The installation failed (longstory...not worth repeating).

Now at boot the screen appears offering the choice to boot to Windows Install or to the previous Windows Installation. The Windows Install is the default, so someone has to be ready to make the choice for the previous Windows installation, or the system will try to boot to the failed install. That causes a crash and an endless cycle of attempts until someone happens along to intervene and select the other choice. So if the power fails or an update installs, the machine goes into that endless cycle unless someone is present.

So how do I get rid of the Windows Installation choice. I've checked the boot.ini's not there. There's got to be a way to go back to booting directly to the original XP OS. But I'm stumped.

Any ideas? Thanks In Advance.

A:Solved: Failed upgrade to Win8 ... how to get rid of boot choice "Windows Install"?

Two ideas, but no guarantees.

Boot to the XP installation CD and repair the boot.

Try EasyBCD.

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Hi guys. I've been looking at 2 laptops, they are basically identical but one has an Intel Core i3-4005U mobile processor and 4GB of RAM, and the other one has an AMD A4-5000 mobile processor and 6GB RAM. The guy at the store and a couple other people I know told me that the Core i3 is better than the A4 as the AMD "Quad Core" processors aren't very good, so even though the Intel i3 is only dual core it will be better than the quad core AMD. The other question is the RAM. Is 6GB that much better than 4GB or will 4GB be fine for basic use. (That's all this laptop is for. Basic use and touch apps since it will be touchscreen)

The AMD laptop is this one: Buy the HP Pavilion Notebook - AMD A4, 6GB, 15.6 at
And the Intel here: Buy the HP TouchSmart 15.6 Notebook PC - F5W37UA#ABL at

Last question, what the hell is DDR3L? All the new laptops have it nowadays... Is it backward compatible with normal DDR3 laptop RAM? Meaning can I take a normal laptop DDR3 4GB stick out of my dads laptop and put it into the 4GB (i3) laptop if thats the one i'm gonna get? Or does the DDR3 "L" part cause issues?

Edit: Sorry i'm not sure if this is the right place for this thread. If it isn't mods could you please move it? Thanks

A:AMD A4-5000 "Quad Core" vs Intel Core i3-4005U Dual Core

Hmm, I guess you should read some reviews. But just from the specs the AMD has 6 GB ram instead of 4. Has a DVD burner where the Intel shows no optical drive. It only has W8 8.0 where the Intel has 8.1. But some people may prefer 8.0.

Read reviews. See how each performs. If you don't wish to use it to burn DVD then the optical drive, or lack thereof may not matter to you.

Edit: Oh, and the AMD is about $80 cheaper.

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Hi Guys, any ideas how to access my external hard drive [TOSHIBA MK3029GACE] device manager can see it but it does not appear in disc management.

I use this HDD perfectly in my car HDD player. But when I try to connect it to my Laptop, it does not show up in disk management.

Please check the attached screen shot..

Thanks for the help....

A:HDD shows in "Device Manager" but not in "DiskPart"or" Disk Management

Specs show that drive has a ATA-6 interface (P-ATA, or IDE). How are you connecting this drive to your laptop? Does the laptop have a PATA or SATA connection? Does it use an adapter?

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Hi there!
First of all thanks for the great toturial and the forum.

I tried to do the in-place upgrade from Windows 10 (build 1607) in order to "repair" my system (there are some quirks I want to get rid off) using a freshly created USB (as per description), but it fails with the message "make sure that there is enough disk space available in your PC" (rough translation from german; see attached screenshot) without any further information.

It then automatically cycles back to the question on how to install (i.e. with keeping data and apps or without) and then back into the above mentioned error message.

This is what I already tried or made sure of prerequisites needed:
I have made sure that there is definitely enough disk space available.My C: partition (where windows resides on) is 106 GB large and has currently over 58 GB of free space available.The system partition that is supposed to be 350 MB is still 350 MB (I read something about this potentially being reduced to 100 MB by other tools ...).I have deinstalled the Kaspersky anti virus tool (reinstalled it now after several tries with no success).I have disabled (i.e. fully decrypted) the disk encryption bitlocker on all disks.

My partitions (as seen from "Mini Tool Partition Wizard" and "Disk Manager"):
Do you have any ideas on what else could be wrong?
What intrigues me most is the fact that there is no further information in the error message on what or where is missing... Read more

A:In-Place Upgrade fails with message "not enough disk space"

Hi, Mark and welcome to Ten Forums.
Have you tried to mount the ISO in File Explore, instead if using an USB stick?
I just download the current ISO here: Windows 10 ISO , mount it in File Explorer and run the setup.exe.

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I have a Toshiba Portege Z830 that came with a single 128GB SSD.

I want to upgrade the SSD to 500GB (Samsung 840 EVO mSATA).

So I attached an external HDD and a RW DVD, created a system image backup and a system repair disk after which I shut down and swapped the SSD, rebooted, restored and everything is working as it did before.

However, now the new SSD is installed through the disk computer management's disk management facility it is showing 4 partitions and an unallocated partition of 346GB.

When I try to format the unallocated partition I get the following error message.

"the selected GPT formatted disk contains a partition which is not of type 'PARTITION_BASIC_DATA_GUID' and is both preceded and followed by a partition type 'PARTITION_BASIC_DATA_GUID' "

The four partitions showing are:

1.46GB Healthy (Active, Recovery Partition)
8GB Healthy(Hibernation Partition)
11.85GB Healthy (Primary Partition)
97.93GB Healthy(Boot Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)

If I click on the 97GB partition it won't allow me to expand the volume only shrink it.

Looking up that error on the Internet it would seem that I need to convert the SSD to a MBR format, but it also seems to suggest that you can only then have a maximum of 4 partitions and I am assuming I need at least 5.

Although all the references to this error seem to refer to MBR there is nothing displayed that confirms that the existing partitions are usng a MBR format so I am ... Read more

A:SSD upgrade Problem "the selected GPT formatted disk contains ...."

Quote: Originally Posted by MartinDay007

The four partitions showing are:

1.46GB Healthy (Active, Recovery Partition)
8GB Healthy(Hibernation Partition)
11.85GB Healthy (Primary Partition)
97.93GB Healthy(Boot Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)

If I click on the 97GB partition it won't allow me to expand the volume only shrink it.

Do those same 4 partitions also exist on the original 128 gb SSD?

Not sure I ever heard of a hibernation partition as opposed to a hibernation file.

Can you post a screen shot of what you see now in Windows Disk Management on the larger SSD?

Have you attempted to extend the 97 gb partition with a tool such as Partition Wizard?

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When ordering via the student offer (UK) you are given the option to purchase the "disk kit" for an extra ?9.

This might be a dumb question but does anyone know for sure if this "disk kit" is basically just the Windows 7 disk as you would buy it in a shop? I suppose what I am trying to ascertain is whether it is a regular bootable installation disk. I am planning on getting it and figure that I will be happy to wait for the disk to arrive and install from that rather than faffing around with ISO's and making the downloaded file into a bootable DVD.

A:Student Upgrade - "Disk Kit" Question

The disk in this "kit" should be exactly the same as the equivalent retail disk, dependent on Upgrade / Full.

However as they describe it as a Kit there may be additional content over the standard build - depending on if the supplier has added anything.

It is unlikely that the disk will ship with retail packaging

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hi. i'm new here. nice to meet all of you!
just like a lot of folks i'm sure, i've come here because there are some weird things running on my pc that shouldnt be in there.
please help!!!!!!

heres the hijack log
(thanks in advance. i don't know much about this computer virus stuff.)

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:06:40 AM, on 9/5/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Dantz\Retrospect\retrorun.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Verizon Online\ConnMgr\cmisrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Components\Encoder\Wmencagt.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Verizon Online\AppMgr\vz... Read more

A:"windows no disk" and "winsilly" "win956temp"

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I have almost 2 Gb of music on my computer that I'd hate to lose. And hate to have to rebuy or redownload too.

So what I'm wondering is... can I back up all that music on 3-4 700mb disks as a data disk instead of making a 70 minute music disk?

I have Sonic RecordNow that I use for music burning and data backup. I'm just wondering if it is possible to back up 1/3 of it in a folder as a data disk, and do the same for the other parts.

Possible? Would this work?

It would make much more sense to have 4 disks that although you could not PLAY them in a CD player as the songs would be stored in a folder on it, to just be able to copy them out onto another computer instead of making 20+ audio CD's.

Would my idea work? Help me out guys...

A:Backing up music as a "data" disk instead of a "audio" disk? Possible?

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Hi all,

Sorry to repeat a question I see a lot of instances of, but none of those seem to be addressing my problem correctly.

I have not done anything new to my computer in recent days, so this problem has caught me off guard (I see most instances of this problem come after upgrading to Windows 7, I have had Win 7 installed for a while now).

Here is a summary of my problem:
1) My computer recently got stuck on the "Starting Windows Screen." So I manually held the power button to reboot.
2) On reboot, it said there was a need to run a startup repair, which I did. Everything checked fine, except for the last one which said "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted," which it claimed to have successfully fixed.
3) After rebooting from repair, the system gets stuck on "Starting Windows Screen" for a good 10-15 minutes, after which it runs a registry check. After it completes that I get hopeful -- but the screen then gets stuck on an all black screen with just the mouse cursor and nothing more.
4) Additional note: Attempting to start the computer on "safe mode" leads safe mode startup to become stalled on "DRIVERS\CLASSPNP.SYS"
5) The lastest attempt to repair yielded this message: "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically.
Problem event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
02: 6.1.7600.16385
03: uknown
04: 21201099
05" AutoFailover
06: 2
07: Corrupt Volume
OS Version: 6.1.7600.... Read more

A:Stuck on "Starting Windows", Repair Shows "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted"

Hi Stan, Hopefully I can help you out....or at least lead you in the right direction. From my experience, the symptoms you are suggesting sound like perhaps a dying Hard drive.

1. Do you have the windows 7 boot disks that came with your computer or when you bought the Operating System? If so, you could try and insert one of those and boot from it, and attempt to repair the installation. (this won't affect your data, only the windows system files).

2. If that doesn't fix it, you could try a fresh reinstall of windows 7, and see if that works.

3. If neither of those work, its likely that because of the fact that when windows is repairing itself, it is generally putting copies of its system files in the same physical location on your disk. Because your disk is obviously not completely dead, ie....its still loading to the windows 7 startup screen, its just copying files to the bad sectors on your hard drive and gets stuck when loading. This is especially my guess because you said Safe mode is having same problems, even after attempting to repair. In the past, I've tried and salvage a disk by reformatting it and only leaving on partitions which do not contain the bad clusters. This takes some time, and some guess work.....and really this is only a "bandaid" fix because once the disk has bad clusters, its only a matter of time before these things give out. You wouldn't want to trust your important data on it anyways....

I hope this leads you in ... Read more

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hello, let's just get to the point, i had this problem recently where my pc can load windows, it keep looping
pc's on - booting - then "Windows Loading Files" - restart
it's infinite i don't know what to do, i don't have a cd rom, and i can't reinstall my windows from USB because every time i tried it says : "disk error" or "disk read error"
even after i burn it to USB correctly, tried this on other pc and USB can load just fine.
i'm thinking, it's something wrong with my boot system in System Reserved, is there anyway i can do to fix this?

A:"Windows Loading Files" infinite loop, Can't Boot USB "disk error"


Have you tried changing the boot sequence inside the BIOS?

Normally pressing F2 or F12 on the computer will solve this.

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Hello, TSG!

Just yesterday I was using the computer normally until I got a Blue Screen. Getting a blue screen is usually something normal that occurs to my every so often, so I didn't mind it and rebooted the computer normally. However, I got two more blue screens within the next hour. The 3rd time rebooting, my computer starts to act strange as if it had a virus. Upon powering up the monitor would just display a black screen with two lines about something --- which I don't remember, sorry --- and stayed like that unless I plugged out the power cord or held on the power button to shut down. Then when after a few tries it boots and displays a message "Floppy Disk Failure" and "Drive 1 not found: Serial ATA, SATA-1" (and the same message for Drives 2 and 3) show up. Also it asks me to continue loading by pressing the F1 Key.

When Windows loads the first time, it displays a message saying a bunch of hardware has just been installed and ready for use. Also, my internal clock resetted itself back to Monday, November 07, 2005 (Which, if I recall, is the date when I got the computer) and my speakers do not work.

TL;DR Version
3 blue screens within a short time
Floppy disk fail
Drivers 1-3 not found: Serial ATA, SATA-1-3

Anyway, I browsed through Google but I haven't seen anyone with both problems. I disabled my Floppy Disk Drive and that message doesn't show up anymore, but the others do and my computer still isn't fixed. I ran a vir... Read more

A:Solved: "Floppy Disk Failure" and "Drive 1 not found" problem

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I have a big problem here,
I have used my hard disk for 9month,
Yesterday when I watched movie on the half way,
My hard disk suddenly disfuntion,
And I thought my laptop problem due to always lagging so I restart my computer.
But after that I can't read my hard disk (WD)in my computer.
It can read in computer management there.

Ways I try:
1)I try to uninstall and reinstalled again,BUT it doesn't work.
2)I try to unchecked the hide folder and device at view.
3)I try to update the software BUT it still disfunction.
4)I try to use disk management and initialized it BUT there appeared CANNOT INITIALIZED Due to I/O device error.

Any solution for me ?

A:Hard Disk can't read in "my computer ", "initialized",I/O device error

The most usual cause is that the Hard Drive is beginning to fail. Back up your stuff. Go to the website of the manufacturer and test the drive.

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My Dell Inspiron E1505 has an Intel 1.66 Ghz/2 Mb/667 Mhz (T1300) solo core CPU. Last week my computer stopped booting (you can read my post about it under Mobile Computing) and I believe the problem is either the CPU or MoBo. I may end up replacing both. So my question is do I need to replace the CPU with a solo core with same specs or can I upgrade to a dual core CPU? It seems that it is not that easy locating an Intel CPU with same specs and solo core. Also, can I up my processor and/or bus speed and if so will a higher CFM fan be needed? Would it be better to try a new CPU and then MoBo (if CPU is not the problem), MoBo and then CPU, or just purchase a new MoBo with CPU included?

A:Replacing a "solo" core with dual core?

What version of Windows are you running? If you are using Windows XP, be advised that most likely you have a single-CPU kernel installed, and that while it will *work* with a dual-core CPU, it will not give you access to both cores. You'll need to replace the kernel or do a repair/reinstall to get access to both.

I am not sure if this is true for Windows Vista.

Also note that you'll probably want to call Dell and find out what CPUs your motherboard supports.

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i want make a dvd disk for my compaq recovery, but it always shows "this is not a blank disk, please insert a blank dvd?". wut should i do to get a recovery dvd? (i have updated my drive, but nothing useful. i have tested my burner with nero, it works fine.)

A:"compaq Recovery Cd/dvd Creator"!!! why it always shows "this is not a blank disk"?

plz help!!!

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I have four external drives (FAT32) and opened Partition Magic a couple of days ago. It said one drive was "BAD". MS Disk Administrator says drive is "Healthy".

I am able to access this drive through Windows Explorer and do anything I want with the data. This appears to be a false reading by Partition Magic but I am not completely convinced of this because it has been such a good program for many years.

Do you think I have a failing drive?

A:Partition Magic says drive "BAD". Disk Administrator says "Healthy"

I wouldn't trust either program. Find out the manufacturer of the hard drive and download their hard drive diagnostics. The manufacturer's own tests should give you a much better idea if its in good shape or not.

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My hard drive not showing in "my computer" or "Disk Management" but is showing under device manager. I got the hard drive from a friend and his dad had put a Password encryption on it. Any Ideas?

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Hi guys. I'm new here. I've tried to read all the discussion about how to fix the unallocated hard drive but I just can't understand it as the cases were pretty much different than I'm facing of.

Here's my problem.
Yesterday my external hard drive seems normal, everything is fine, until there's a blackout and I have to put "sleep" to my laptop. After the power got back, the hard drive suddenly gone and when I check the list of drives under "Disk Management", it showed up as "Disk 1 - Unallocated".

(I've attached screenshots here for your viewing)

My external hard drive is WD My Passport 1TB. It contains a lot of valuable data I cannot afford to lose. I really hope there's a way to fix this, and once I get back all of those precious data I will buy another HD to transfer them ASAP because I cant let this happen to me again.

Your help is so, very much appreciated.
Any questions regarding my problem, let me know. I'll provide all of the details you guys need.

1) I've tried TestDisk but on the "Analyse" process, it says "read error"
2) I've changed cable, but the situation remains the same.
3) I've tried Recuva, but it doesnt recognize my external drive.

A:WD EXTERNAL HARD DISK 1TB suddenly "unallocated" and "not initialized"


First don't mess up with the WD drive settings.. download partition wizard 7 (its free)..then .. open it wizard(menu) .. select partition recovery wizard.. and it will find the partitions on it i think.. that way you can recover your partition that has been lost.

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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I recently had my computer crash due to a TROJAN virus and at that time I had Windows XP service pack 3 which my computer man installed for me. After being infected I had to completely reinstall EVERY thing on my computer taking my computer back down to Service Pack 1 the only operating disks I had. Now when I do a Disk Clean Up, it doesn't have the option to "Compress Old Files." Can some one please tell me why this option is not there and how I could go about fixing this. Thank you.

A:"COMPRESS OLD FILES" not and option in my "Disk Clean Up"

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A 3.5" external hard drive connected to my Windows XP machine via USB 2.0 has a "disappearing" and "reappearing" partition problem.

After the external drive is turned on, all four partitions on it will be displayed. Very soon, they will all disappear in Windows Explorer. After a brief moment, they will reappear along with a USB-symbol icon in the taskbar, which brings up a "Hi-speed USB Device Attached to non-Hi-speed Hub" warning suggesting that I use free Hi-speed USB ports (indicated in bold).

My computer's USB ports are all USB 2.0 and I've tried attaching the external drive to different ports on the machine, all with the same result.

Would anyone hazard a guess as to the likely cause of this problem:
(1) Failed (or failing) USB controller on the external enclosure?
(2) Failing power supply to the xeternal enclosure?
(3) Corrupted partition table on the drive?
(4) Failed (or failing) USB controller on the mobo?
(5) Any other cause?

The enclosure also has an eSATA port. When connected via eSATA (or USB 2.0) to another computer, no such problem appears.

Thanks in advance!

A:Hard disk partitions "disappearing" and "reappearing"

xp will loose drives when its having problems accessing them probably due to the usb 2.0 , a pci adapter would be better for you

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Is the time to "Upgrade from vista to 7 supposed to be wayyy longer then it would to do jsut a clean install? (For example, hanging at 18% for a while while installing during upgrade)

(posting this since i cant get any replies to a previous topic)

A:Install time difference between "Upgrade" and "Custom"

The upgrade process will always be longer, and sometimes considerably. The upgrade process has to move/relocate previous files and keep certain registry entries based on software already installed. Did the upgrade eventually complete? (it's a silly question but you could be dual booting). If not then it could be a bad burn and your systems is taking it's time trying to read the install files from the DVD.

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Can you clean install to a different partition (I got XP on C and planing putting Vista on D) with the "Upgrade" version of vista or no you cant.

Based on this:
Its not.

A:No "clean install" in "Upgrade" version of Vista

Ether you have to format your hd or put it over xp
P.S you need xp product coad if you clean install the hd

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".

Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":

The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:

I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:

Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:

I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

The tech guys on that forum were unable to find the source... Read more

A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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I need help with this Diskette issue please. "Diskette Drive 0 Seek Failure"
I've had this problem a few times in a couple of years and I have been able to fix the error by pressing F2 and going to the SETUP. And I've done this with no issues. But this time I thought I fixed it but now I get this new error: "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart". After I press Ctrl+Alt+Del it takes me back to the same error massage "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart". Need help please. This is a Dell Desktop, Windows XP.
Thank you.


A:"Diskette Drive 0 Seek Failure" Error Then "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl..."

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Core i7 920 will be sent to the census, when Intel on very short time close up of the otherwise less denominated Core i7 870 and Core i7, will then have the final push of the Lynnfield models.

The reason is simple, a higher default rate, and especially Turbo Mode Frequency ensures the highest Core i7 model 800 series victory over the smallest model in the Core i7 900 series in the first test of Lynnfield with PCOnline. This happens despite the latter's superior RAM bandwidth because the X58 chipset and its additional memory channel.

Thus similar to Intel's final sentence for Core i7, which Intel has already sent on a slippery slope because in June introduced a new Core i7 stepping and introduced two new models to replace the Core i7 965 and 940 were left Core i7 920 continue without speed improvements or a reduction in price.

Core i7 and Lynnfield lose contrast in the memory test, due to the reduction of memory channels from 2 to three, which reduces RAM bandwidth by 33% - a good sign of how little RAM bandwidth means for desktop applications. Even here, however, are divided hiding out to Core 2, which achieves small 20% less RAM maximum bandwidth at the same DDR3-1333 memory.

Source (Danish Website, in danish): - Nyheder: Core i7 870 "Lynnfield" Tęsker Core i7 920

A:Core i7 870 "Lynnfield" beats Core i7 920

I wonder what this means. When they say "designed for the lynnfield CPUs" does this mean it will be better than any other DDR3 RAM?

Welcome to Corsair :: Press Release

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Here's the story. I bought this new Samsung 840 250GB SSD.
I first did a clean install of windows 7 on it and it worked fine. Windows installed without much problem and everything. Then something didn't look right about the partitions. It looked like because I had all my HDDs connected while installing windows on the SSD the windows created the system reserve on the old HDD rather than the SSD. So I went back and decided to start from scratch with all the HDDs except for the SSD disconnected. I tried reinstalling windows on it but this time it didn't work. I tried formatting the SSD and it just gave me an error saying windows couldn't install on a GPT disk. I went into bios, made sure the PC was booting from the UEFI DVD drive and it still kept giving me the same error.

So I then booted up my old HDD. I tried formatting my SSD and now I can't delete the partition!
This is what my disk set up looks like:

If I click "extend volume" on the "New Volume (G" disk, it says "there is not enough space on the disk(s) to complete this operation".
If I try to create a "new simple volume" on the "unallocated" partition, it says the same...

Have I destroyed my new SSD now?! I just want it to work like a new clean disk...

A:If I try to "extend volume" it gives "not enough space on the disk(s)"

Hiyya Tracing try doing it with Partition Wizard mate Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.
Brilliant tool if you can't do anything with the partition them just wipe the disk mate and start over with this SSD Alignment

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Newbie here. I have searched around for a while but have not found a post with my exact situation.

I just installed a new Seagate Momentus 500gb (7200rpm) SATA drive in my Lenovo X61 laptop and have been working on a installation of Windows7 Ultimate.

Not realizing this was an upgrade install disk, I tried to install Win7. I didn't know about the clean install method, so I started over with an installation of WinXP (slipstreamed to deal with the SATA drive).

Next, I ran the Custom Installation upgrade to Win7.

So far, it seems to be working ok.

However, the Local Drive is D: instead of C:. The System Reserved drive in labeled C:. Should I be concerned? Should/Can I change this?

Attached are screenshots of Disk Management and explorer window.

Thank you for any info.

A:"System Reserved (C:)" and "Local Disk (D:)" ??

Try removing the System Reserved drive letter in Disk Management to see if Win7 claims C instead. It sometimes works.

There is no reason you can't operate with Win7 as D even though it is meant to always assume the C letter unless it's installer is run from another OS.

But if you do I would not allow a drive letter for SysReserved as programs can write to and corrupt it, especially the ability to make Win7 backup images.

Now that you know you can clean install Win7 without needing XP on the HD, I would strongly consider booting the installer to do a Custom install, choose Drive Options to Delete all partitions, Create new as you wish, then Format before installing to first partition after SysReserved it will create for you. The installer will see an OS at boot to allow use of Upgrade version key upfront during install.

Here are tips to get a perfect reinstall - use the ones which apply: Clean Reinstall steps

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I have added a SATA drive to my Vista machine that was once loaded with Win XP, the Device Manager does pick it up as well as Disk Management, but under Disk Management it states the drive is "Unknown" and "unreadable" I also do not have any options once I right click on the "Unallocated" area.

I just want this disk formatted and used as extra storage, I did load the Vista DVD and tried to load it on this disk but I got an error as well.

A:"Unknown" and "Unreadable" disk drive

Download and run the disk manufacturer's utility to partition and format this drive. That should find the drive and do the job for you.

You didn't say what brand of drive it was, so I can't point you to the utility, but you can find it with a search of the manufacturer.

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I have added a SATA drive to my Vista machine that was once loaded with Win XP, the Device Manager does pick it up as well as Disk Management, but under Disk Management it states the drive is "Unknown" and "unreadable" I also do not have any options once I right click on the "Unallocated" area.

I just want this disk formatted and used as extra storage, I did load the Vista DVD and tried to load it on this disk but I got an error as well.

This drive works fine if I put it back in the machine it came from.

A:"Unknown" and "Unreadable" disk drive

Check BIOS settings for RAID and SATA. It may need to be tweaked.

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I hope someone can help.

I upgraded my trusty old (very old) Dell small form factor PC to Windows 7.

All seemed well, until I tried to burn a Dual Layer DVD+R with Nero.

I got the message that the disk is not empty.

Tried again with ImgBurn - same message.

I've tried lots of disks, same issue. Have over 500 to use up which is the problem!

Does work with a Verbatim SL DVD+R disk

It's a TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-L532B ATA Device

Anyone any ideas?


A:Dell SX280 Upgraded now DVD Burner says DL disks "are not empty"

I'm guessing I've either asked the wrong forum, or there is no answer?

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I recently upgraded Windows Vista Ultimate to Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 in order to get a lot of things working, and after a fatal Windows Virus... a lot of the programs I need to use aren't compatible with Vista yet, so I had no choice but to reformat. So anyway, I formatted the hard drive. Then I went ahead and did a clean install of Windows XP Professional edition. Everything is working fine and all my drivers are backed up except for my High Definition Audio Controller.

I have read another thread, with the same problem, but for another type of machine, and a person found a possible (but non working solution), please read so you are on the same level here....

After almost becoming desperate looking for a solution, and by try-and-error, my brother H?ctor has managed to solve the question:

1- Download hdaudbus.sys version 5.10 (easy to find via emule), be sure is from Microsoft Corp, size 135 KB.

2- Copy/paste and remove newer version 6.0 from C:\\Windows\system32\DRIVERS

3- Install Realtek drivers for XP, and, if asked, maintain older version.

4- Done! You will probably asked to reboot, after hearing a typical xp sound.

Good luck

I did the process, and followed each step this person took. This did stop the orange exclamation [!] next to the Aud Driver finding itself, and I did the reboot, and started the PC again, and the computer installed "Legacy Audio Codecs" and other drivers, and say they are working properly, but I... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Hi Def Audio Driver isn't working since I "UPGRADED" Vista to XP Pro SP2


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Just purchased and put in a new psu and gpu into my system, but when I boot up my computer I get a black screen saying "reboot and select proper boot device or insert....." Etc.
I use windows 7 but it came installed on my premade futureshop computer and I don't seem to have the cd. Can anyone help me out please?

A:Just upgraded psu and gpu, stuck on "reboot and select proper boot..."

Are you certain the hard drive is receiving power?

90% of the time after putting in a new psu problems are just because a wire or cable was overlooked.
HDD should have both a data cable and a power cable pluged into it.

That's an older image a newer drive would have a much smaller data cable but you get the general idea.

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Recently upgraded to Windows 8, "as upgrade". Errors occured when trying to launch game after install. Deleted game files and completely reinstalled SC2 HOTS and coming up with same exact errors. Reinstalled Video Drivers, tried adjusting paging file. "Ran fixer for game files". Out of ideas...
Here are some files that may help:
Dxdiag : pastebin - dxdiag - post number 2312176
MSInfo32 : pastebin - msinfo32 - post number 2312177
SC2ERROR1 : pastebin - SC2ERROR1 - post number 2312178
SC2ERROR2 : pastebin - SC2ERROR2 - post number 2312180
Any help would be great

A:Recently "upgraded" to windows 8. Error launching SC2.

Did a bit of "research", is ".NET 3.5 framework" enabled in "Windows Features"? You can check by going to control panel, programs and under program and features you should see "Turn Windows features on or off". Click that and see if the check box is ticked for ".NET 3.5 framework".

I remember this being a huge issue for me when I tried installing various things because I couldn't enable or install .NET 3.5 framework.

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Tried stopping/starting spooler

C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\PRINTERS there is a file FO00000.spl
deleted after stopping spooler

Tried reload of drivers
Tried printing to a software based fax printer,
Tried printing to CutePDF printer
Tried printers connected directly with USB
Tried printers wifi connected

A:Upgraded to 10 from 8.1, nothing prints. "The printer queue is full"

I have the same problem - have you been able to solve this?

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I upgraded winxp home to pro and windows doesnt recognize any usb device anymore. Can someone help me please?

A:upgraded xp home to xp pro "doesnt recognize usb anymore"

If you could please give us a little more information on your system, motherboard, cpu, power supply, video card, sound card,etc. etc. The more information, the better the chance we have of resolving the USB issue.:D

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Hello everyone,

I have a compaq presario F700 CTO that came with vista.(Will post dxDiagnostics).

The laptop only came with 1gb of RAM, and well.. vista eats most of that up and leaves nothing for the rest of the things I want to do.

Well here's my problems,

I have successfully installed Windows XP Pro SP3.

Okay so....
First off I have no sound, I've downloaded and installed two .exe's that I THOUGHT were the UAA driver, but turns out they weren't, and I need that to install the rest of my sound drivers.

Second, for some reason XP doesn't recognize my graphics card..... AT ALL!
I did a dxdiag and for display devices nothing showed up and it told me that windows was using a "generic" display something like that. I am wondering how this can be when my graphics card is integrated. I don't really know. I can't install the drivers for my graphics card when my computer can't recognize the graphics card itself.

So far that's all I really have. I'll post my DxDiagnostic from when I had vista installed and then I'll post the DxDiagnostic I had recorded after installing XP.

Thank you guys for your help and suggestions.


System Information
Time of this report: 9/26/2009, 10:50:30
Operating System: Windows Vista Black Edition? 2009 (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.090302-1506)
Language: English (Region... Read more

A:"Upgraded" from Vista to XP, Problems with drivers.

Since you are running a pirate/hacked version of Windows XP (Black Edition), I'm closing this thread.

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Upgraded laptop from Vista to Windows 7. Installation went fine but when Windows 7 splash screen comes up, it says "other user" & then wants a Username & Password. I know what the username &password was, but it nor about 100 other username/password combinations that Ive tried, work. Each time it says "The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted". Same results happen when try to logon in Safe Mode too.
It shouldnt be even trying to contact a domain because this is just a regular user account!

Ive found suggestions mention trying ctrl-alt-delete several times, but that doesnt do anything for me. Ive also seen solutions of using a previous restore point, but since Ive never got to log on Windows 7, that doesnt help either.

Could someone PLEASE help?!?

Thanks ahead of time for your time & any assistance or suggestions.

A:upgraded to 7 but cannot logon "The specified domain either does not exist..."

Did you follow the upgrade instuctions for "Using the Custom installation option and formatting the hard disk"?

Installing and reinstalling Windows 7

Your security thread from last night -

Chrome "installed" fine, but wont do ANYthing! [Moved from Other Browsers forum]

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Hi to all of you!
Well I tried to upgrade my Core 2 Duo PC because it was getting unused and also the Old Video Card it had expired so I researched of what compatible components I could adquire and I got a new grapics Card (Geforce GT 610 2Gb) and I added a new 2gb 800mhz RAM to my pc which has a DP35DP motheboard with a Core 2 Duo CPU.
I installed Windows 7 Ultimate x32 to test the new Hardware, at the start it was doing fine, but lately it crashes randomly; most of the time when I:
Use several applications (Web Browser, any game and Windows Explorer)
Let it idle for some time
Play Dota2 or some other Steam game
Most of the time I get:
I tried windows memcheck and it didn't get any errors, also I tried Driver Verifier and I got 2 drivers conflicting, I thought uninstalling them will try to fix, but not.
I attach all the info the collector has got from my PC.
If there is anything for me to do I would gladly do to help, thank you for your help!

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I upgrade my Dell Insprion from windows 7 to windows 10. it was running fine for a few days, but after the last windows update it won't come up. I get the follow message on a blue screen.
No Boot Device Availalbe
Strike the F1 key to reboot, F2 to run the setup utility
SATA 1 : Installed
SATA 2: Installed
SATA 3: None
SATA 4: None
I hit F1 and it comes up with the same thing, although it did reboot properly once then mircowsoft restarted it again and now it won't come up at all.
Any help would be greatly apprecaited.
Thanks in advance 

A:Upgraded to Windows 10 - now I get "No Boot Device Available"

Thank you for reaching out to us!
This looks like an issue where the upgrade was not complete, however you could follow the mentioned steps which would help :

Left click on the “Desktop” icon you have in the start screen.
From the desktop feature left click on the “Start” button situated in the lower left side of the screen.
Left click or tap on the “Command prompt (admin)” icon.
Write in the command prompt the following: “sfc /scannow”.
Press the “Enter” button on the keyboard.
Let the system file checker process finish and reboot the  Windows 10 device.
Check again for the “no boot device available” message.


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I started having this BSOD after upgrading to win 8 and it is still persist after upgrade to 8.1.

it happens every time I wake the system from sleep.

Can someone please help me to pinpoint what triggering it?


Your BIOS dates from 2008. Please check at the manufacturer's website to see if there are any BIOS updates available for your system. Also check the readme file to see if they apply to the problems that you are having. Please be advised that flashing the BIOS is a very unforgiving process - and one mistake can physically damage your motherboard.

With a BIOS that's this old, it's very likely that the system may not be compatible with Win8 or Win8.1. I have a Lenovo x61t tablet that is in this area and I wasn't able to get it to work reliably with Win8 even when I was visiting Microsoft last April. In my case the solution was to go back to Win7.


Note - something is causing my system to hang when processing your memory dumps.
I suspect a corrupted dump file, but will have to do them one-by-one in order to figure that out.
Will post back when I'm done.

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Start8 isnt free but provides a win 7 start menu/button and boots directly to desktop

classic shell provides only the start menu for free

can anyone tell me the best/good FREE program that does what start8 does....?


A:what is best free "start8" type prog that will boot to desktop in win8

You may want to hold off until the Win 8.1 update, due next week, is installed. Its supposed to add more "desktop" functionality.

However, I have Start8. $4.95 didn't break the bank.

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I have one major annoyance I cannot cope with in the win8 explorer.

When you select a file in the explorer you get a "file sensitive" extension in the ribbon menu (the green application tools in the picture).

Is there a way to disable this file sensitive" extension? it so annoying, because when you work a lot in the explorer with files the GUI constantly changes (color an the posotion of the name from the window).I get all kinds of different coloured menus which distract me big time.

Maybe there i a win8 feedback forum which I can address this problem? I'm really not unhappy with win8, but there a some really annoying things in it for me.

A:Win8: Explorer Ribbon "selected file extension"

does no no one else find this annoying?

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Hello Large Brains,

I need some help. I recently installed Windows 8 Customer Preview over (not partitioned ((stupid))) Windows 7.
Everything seemed to work fine in the installation process. I did selected to KEEP my Legacy Software, Files & Settings...

THE PROBLEM is that when Win 8 opens up there is a blank screen. Charms load. Can access Search for Apps, Files, Settings. Search for Files and Settings works but NOTHING comes up for apps. I am forced just to win E myself into the old desktop and not use Metro at all.

I am on my 2nd install and has nothing changed. I did a SFC /SCAN as admin and it procuded some errors and fixed them but nothing has changed.

What do you think is the problem. I know there is a solution without having to REFRESH. That is just silly.

Please Help my friends,

A:Win8 Preview: No Metro Apps at all only "the view is empty" :(

Also, Has this been a common issue with others? Thanks!

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Hi All,

To make a long story short I have a win8 system on a SSD with about 200gb free on the left of the C: partition (left over from previous OS I dual booted). The ssd is gpt partitioned and boots using EFI.

I tried moving the partition to the left using Gparted which worked but windows wouldnt boot. I tried recreating the bcd files with no success. After doing some research I was lead to believe it was due to keys under HKLM\System\MountedDevices having the partition offset hardcoded as it would start to boot windows then crash with an error saying boot device inaccessible.

I got it booting again by moving the partition back to the correct position and recreating the bcd files again.

So are there any guides or tools that can move the partition to the left and update the relevant areas of windows so that it can boot? Or extend the partition to the left without breaking it?


A:cant move/extend gpt partition with win8 installed "left"

It would help if you post a screen shot from the disk management.
Screenshot - Capture Screenshots Directly in Windows 8

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I am considering moving up from Windows 7 to Windows 8 on my computer (I have been on this forum because of my wife's computer which has 8 on it). Windows 8 ain't bad once you fix it, but I'd like to know if it's worse in this regard (privacy, "phoning home," etc.) versus Windows 7.

A:How does Win8 privacy/"phoning home" compare to Win7?

All Operating Systems are going to send basic system information to the servers when you check for updates, regardless if it is Windows, Linux, Mac OS, iOS or Android. Your private information is more open when using a Web Browser to do things like banking, email, etc, then what Microsoft gets. The even better part is when people are out in public telling someone on the other end, their Social Security number, name, address, phone number are the ones who would be guilty of leaking private info.

Everything about what Microsoft has the OS set up to do, is in the TOS, which you can find at

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I am trying to get the Recycle Bin to be in the bottom right hand corner(taskbar being bottom) like Chrome is in the top right hand corner, with the "Align Icons to Grid" setting is on. I changed the "IconSpacing" and "IconVerticalSpacing" values in regedit to "-800" and I am happy with the spacing between the other icons, just not the Recycle Bin.
All help is appreciated!

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Hello, i recently installed microsoft office 2007 on my windows 8.1 pro laptop. But its not working , getting this error popup every time i try to open ms word.exe " windows cannot access the specified device, file , path ".
Tried running it as admin, reinsatalled office again with setup run as admin
Checked file and folder permissions of ms office folder in C> Program files and everything seems fine.
Other applications are working fine.

What is causing this error ? What should i do ? Pls help !

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I am new to this forum. I have searched for a thread will same or similar issue, but could not find anything relevant. I do apologize in advance if my noobness got the better of me.

The issue:

I started having this issue right after I had ran Malwarebytes to get rid of "Ads by sponsor" malware/virus. At first the update service, BITS services were not running and wouldn't run after trying to manually restart them. Then I read a thread somewhere where it said to reset the netsh stuff. I did that then restarted, the services are running, but now it is showing this message "Some settings are managed by your system administrator".

I have no idea how to fix this. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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Hi guys,

what do I do if the refresh install on W8.1 says that I'm missing files?

I installed W8 from a retail disc and upgraded to 8.1 via Windows Update. I can't use the W8 disc, it says invalid media.

Do I just follow the steps shown on the tutorial here?


A:(Win8.1) Refresh Install option "some files are missing"

You must insert the Windows 8.1 DVD/USB installation media. -> Look at this post for info.


How to download Windows 8.1 installation media? -> link

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Hi all

At my company we are currently running a server (with Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard), without Active Directory, and we have a bunch of laptops running Windows 8.1 Pro. Now we want to install Dynamics CRM which requires an Active Directory domain.

I am trying to run through every anticipated problem before I do the domain configuration. The last problem that I anticipate is the following:

Our MD's laptop is currently logging in without a Microsoft account (in other words, he uses a standard local user profile in Windows 8.1 Pro). He has a whole lot of data in this profile from a few years of work. So now, when we configure the domain, obviously he will have to sign in using an Active Directory username and password. So question 1 is, is it possible to synchronize the current local (non-Windows Live) account with the domain account? The second question is, how will this affect his data, settings, etc? And the third question is, when he's working from home, without the domain controller to authenticate logins, will he still be able to access his data and profile? In other words, what I'm really asking is, will we be able to kind of "integrate" the Active Directory account and local account as one account, but the authentication is AD based when he's at the office, but local if he's at home?

Thank you!

A:Possible to "integrate" Win8.1 user accounts with Active Directory?

When you join a domain you get a new user account/profile on the computer. All his data and settings will need to be transferred from the old local account to the new domain account. Once joined to the domain and logged onto the domain users can take the computers offsite and still log onto that same account, the domain does not have to be contacted for logins while offsite., a local account is not needed for offsite use but the previous local accounts will still exist on the laptop. That account if its not going to be used should be disabled for security though.

Now there are tools and a procedure to move a local account to a domain account if you want to give that shot, doesn't always work, and I've never needed to use it. ForensiT User Profile Wizard supposedly works well:
Definitely have a backup in place first.

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Hi I'm try to install Office Starter 2010 on my machine running Windows 8
I keep getting an error message saying I need " windows vista with service pack 1 (SP1) or later" to install

Has any one seen this before?

Any possible solutions gratefully accepted

Many thanks

A:Win8 error mess "you need windows Vista with SP1 ..."

Office Starter isn't compatible with Windows 8.

Microsoft stopped shipping it to manufacturers before Windows 8 was released.

You COULD try installing it under compatibility mode , or my recommendation would be to install a free equivalent such as OpenOffice or Libreoffice , both of which support .docx etc files and also give you equivalents of powerpoint etc also.

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I'm using Win7 all the time and want to upgrade to Win8 Pro. So, I bought the upgrade DVD from a local MicroCenter store.

According to the EULA, however, if I upgrade using Win7, then I can no longer legally use Win7 on this PC -- which would be a bad situation for me.

So, instead, I want to use Vista as the "qualifying OS" -- as I have an old copy of Vista Ultimate that I removed from this PC when I migrated to a much smaller SSD.

Question is, though, since I only have Win7 installed at present, and don't have room on the SSD to reinstall Vista AND then install Win8, how can I use Vista as the "qualifying OS" for the upgrade? Does it prompt for an OS version and a key?

I've been told to use the Upgrade Assistant, but when I launched that, it wanted me to go to MS and purchase an upgrade -- which I already have in DVD form. So, I don't want to buy it again.

When I messed around with Win7, I actually installed it several times in different ways -- which you could do because you could install it without using a key; but in the case of Win8, I believe you have to provide the key during the install. So, that doesn't give me any flexibility with trying different installation schemes.

So, one approach is to do the following:
1) Replace Win7 on the SSD with Vista
2) Boot using the SSD to confirm that Vista works OK
3) Boot from the Win8 DVD and "upgrade" using it, but do not transfer anything -- basically, this would be a clean i... Read more

A:Upgrading "using" Vista but running with Win7 & Win8

As you have Vista as your qualifying OS.
Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

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Hi everyone! First time posting here, but thought if anybody would be able to suggest something useful, it would be here!

So I'm trying to do something a little unique with the Windows 8 start page. I'd like a sub-start page to come up when you click on a category tile. Example: you click Start > click on the Games tile, and instead of it launching a folder in the classic window, it goes into another start page with JUST the games you've pinned. You could click back to go back to the main start page from there, or launch a game by selecting its tile.

I've been able to accomplish this somewhat by "metro/modern ui file managers" wherein you can pin a folder to start. This works, as you are able to launch the folder from within metro, stay inside metro, and see the folder's contents. However, it seems that most of these folder browsing programs don't allow (or even show) shortcut files or .lnk

I thought up the idea when I heard of Windows 8 a while back before launch. When I heard it was a full start page, i thought you could browse into sub folders (just like the cascading old start menu) only in full screen. I thought, "Wow, you click start, and have categories of whatever you want to launch, click on it then select the app!" And while I know some of you think it would be 'too many clicks' to get to what you want, as it stands, I have to scroll each and every time I launch the start page and find the column of games/apps/whatever and then try... Read more

A:Win8 Start Page "Sub-menu-Categories"

Sounds like a great idea in theory and I applaud you intent; however, it might just be easier to use Classic Shell and get the same result with minimum effort unless you are just intent on trying to make it work that way. BTW, it is highly customizable as well.

I apologize if my post seems to not fit as an appropriate response. Good luck.

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I'm setting up a new Windows 8 PC. In my Win7 PC, I have an icon on the taskbar that holds all open folders. I'll call it the "Open Folders" icon. I don't remember how that icon got on Win7's taskbar. How can I create a similar icon on Win8's taskbar.

In Win7, say I open the C: drive and click on "Program Files". Then I minimize that window. The "C:\Program Files" folder minimizes to the "Open Folders" icon on Win7's taskbar.

Then say I open drive D: and click on a folder named "Photos". Then I minimize that window. The "D:\Photos" folder minimizes to the same "Open Folders" icon on Win7's taskbar.

Now if I hover over the "Open Folders" icon on the taskbar, links to the Program Files folder and the Photos folder pop up. I can click the desired folder to open it.

How can I create a similar "Open Folders" icon on Win8's taskbar?


A:How to pin an "open folders" icon to Win8's taskbar?

Hi Skyzoomer,

it's very easy to do what you want. Here are the instructions.

Go to START and click on the arrow in the lower left part of the screen. Now you can see all the different installed programs etc. Scroll to the right and under the header "System" you can find an icon that says "Windows Explorer".
Rightclick on this icon and choose "Pin to taskbar".

Et voila! If you go to the desktopmodus you can see the pinned icon for Windows Explorer. Any explorer windows you open will be grouped 'in' this icon.

Hope this was helpfull.



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T100 running Win8.1.1 x32 / WDTV Live SMP (Gen3) / WDBGXT0000NBK / Release 2.01.86

T100 shows WDTV Live in Devices, T100 can also see the WDTV Live & the files on a USB HDD connected to it when accessing via Explorer
WDTV Live can see the locally connected USB HDD & the T100 directory structure via WDTV Live Menu

[1] I can transfer files from the T100 to the USB HDD, no problems
[2] WDTV Live plays everything (either .mkv or .wav files) from the locally connected USB HDD or T100, no problems
[3] WDTV Live is configured with a Static IP address, no problems

On the T100 the "Play To" context is available when selecting a file in Explorer, but nothing happens when I send the file via "Play To" to the WDTV Live - just get the message "Unexpected Device Error" and a blank screen on the plasma connected to the WDTV Live.

I would like to be able to use the "Play To" function to send music files (.wav) from the T100 (Roaming around house and connected via WiFi) to the WDTV Live (Lounge) over the wired network ? any ideas and suggestions specifically in regard to the WDTV Live not processing the music file.

A:WDTV Live SMP(G3) "Play To" on T100 with Win8.1

I'm sure you will find many posts about WDTV Live here:
VideoHelp Forum

I had a WDTV for USB. Not the Live model, unfortunately.

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I think I'm having a problem with the Games app, since- per my Microsoft account, I am able to sign into the other various apps that use connectivity to my Microsoft account without error.

Upon opening the Games app, I get: "We can't sign into Xbox Services right now. Please check your internet connection."

This does not persist in other related applications, such as XBox Music, which means this issue is isolated. I believe that clearing the cache relating to this app will fix the problem, but I do not know how.

Any and all help is appreciated.

A:Win8.1 Games App: "We can't sign into Xbox Services now."

Not sure what happened. Probably Windows Update, but for some reason, this error is resolved.

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My office just upgraded, and I can no longer use Windows XP. On this system, I was able to add a separate taskbar to facilitate quick access to commonly-browsed folder locations on our vast network, and another one expedited the launching of useful programs and lists. Each task on each taskbar was represented with a big custom icon to save eye strain. I had them installed in opposite vertical margins, and they were set on auto-hide to keep them out of the way when not being used. Just move your mouse pointer to the left or right margin, and BAM! Sorry for the cliche, but I really got used to the convenience of what I had set up, and I just don't think I can be as efficient without anything comparable.

Now there appears to be nothing comparable in the Windows 7 GUI, and it's making me sick with rage! I see only the option to put a "toolbar" on an existing "taskbar", and no option to create any additional taskbars! This cramps up your one-and-only taskbar, plus the tiny toolbar access buttons require way too much precision for anything that's supposed to be quick. When you've figured out how to bring up that ridiculous button, the list that it yields is small enough to cause painful eyestrain - nothing efficient, much less cool about this at all! I have seen customization options in other OS GUIs that may have resolved some of these issues, but I see none such in W7.

I have tried every google search string that I can think of, and found... Read more

A:Need to add "TASKBARS" (MSese for "Launchpads", "Docks" NOT "Toolbars"

Several possibilities here: Second taskbar in windows7? [Solved] - Windows 7 - Windows 7

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When our website users click on an html attachment embedded on a web-page in IE9, the download manager will not display the "Open" option. It will only display "Save" and "Cancel" which our users don't like, having to save the
html document in a folder to open it. Whereas, when downloading attachments like pdf, word etc. all three options are displayed. 

Is there any setting to tweak , which will display all the 3 options for HTML attachments as well?

A:IE9 download manager will not display "Open" option (only "Save" and "Cancel" is displayed) for downloading HTML documents.

As you know, the Open-Save-Cancel dialog box helps you prevent your computer from affecting by virus while downloading. 
So I suggest you test to reset all zones to a lower level temporarily and then please attempt to download this html attachment again.

However, since you can normally download the other documents, I suspect there is some restriction in the website which you are trying to view. I recommend you to contact the administrator of that website if possible.
could you please send me the link of the website from where you are trying to download the html attachment?

are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this
interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time.
Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.

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I am infected with this crap and have used the following tools to try to get rid of it:
Windows Defender, Unible PowerSuite (SpeedUpMyPC, Registry Booster & Spyware Protector) and Norton's One Button Checkup and WinDoctor.

Not sure if it's related, but my DISPLAY is locked at 640 X 480.

Atempted the 5 Step Process before posting and Panda ActiveScan froze and crashed after scanning 59253 files, but not before identifying 28 spyware files.

Here's my extra.txt log from Deckard's:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Extra logfile - please post this as an attachment with your post.

-- System Information ----------------------------------------------------------

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (build 2600) SP 2.0
Architecture: X86; Language: English

CPU 0: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Percentage of Memory in Use: 36%
Physical Memory (total/avail): 1277.95 MiB / 810.39 MiB
Pagefile Memory (total/avail): 1516.89 MiB / 1165.44 MiB
Virtual Memory (total/avail): 2047.88 MiB / 1930.88 MiB

A: is Removable (No Media)
C: is Fixed (NTFS) - 37.21 GiB total, 18.7 GiB free.

\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 - ST340014A - 37.25 GiB - 1 partition
\PARTITION0 - Unknown - 39.19 MiB
\PARTITION1 (bootable) - Installable File System - 37.21 GiB - C:

-- Security Center -------------------------------------------------------------

AUOptions is scheduled... Read more

A:Netsky Worm-Popups-The Three Icons - "Error Cleaner" "Privacy Protector" "Spyware..."


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Hey, I have a small problem involving Java and Minecraft.

You see, whenever I try to launch Minecraft it opens up to the Mojang Logo and stops responding. It then proceeds to crash and leave me with an error message which I have attached below.

I've googled it and it turns out lots of people have had the same problem. The problem I have is all of the fixes they tried haven't worked for me. My drivers are up to date, I've uninstalled and re-installed Java (Both 32-bit and 64-bit and tried having only one installed at a time), I've messed around with the Java control panel, and I've even tried mashing the keyboard.

Nothing worked (I think the last one might've made it worse lol). If there's any Java experts out there that could help that would be great!

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Hi I was wondering if this Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 / 2.5 GHz processor would fit into my emachines t3512. Recently I upgraded it's intel celeron D processor to a intel pentium 4 processor. So I was looking at what would fit with that LGA socket and Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 seems to fit that socket. Here is a link of the processor. My desktop board is D101GGC

A:Will "Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 / 2.5 GHz processor" fit in my Emachines t3512?

No, it won't work. That board only supports Celeron D, Pentium D, and Pentium 4 boards according to the intel spec page:

I think you should really consider upgrading to a new motherboard or get a whole new system altogether because the upgrade path for your current board is a dead end.

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Hi everyone,

I've searched around and can't see to find a solution (or this problem) anywhere. Yesterday I installed an SSD to use as my primary drive with my HDD to be used for larger files. With both drives connected, I installed Win8.1 from a USB to the SSD. The installation went well, but I couldn't seem to change the boot order to boot from the SSD. The SSD was recognized in other areas of the BIOS, but specifically not Boot Order. I run an HP ENVY desktop.

I went ahead and just booted anyway, and I got a Win8.1 screen asking me to choose an OS. It had two options, both said Win 8.1, one with partition 7 and the other was partition 4. Partition 7 was the OS installed on the SSD and the Partition 4 was the HDD. Everything seemed fine but whenever I would attempt to boot, it would get stuck at the HP logo, and I had to reboot the computer, go into BIOS, exit BIOS, and only then would it boot to that "choose OS" screen where I would choose the SSD and finally boot properly. This morning it booted straight to the "Choose OS" screen, but I still want to try and figure this problem out.

I already tried to choose a default OS, but the OS on the SSD is already set to default.

Any help would be very much appreciated it. Thanks!

A:"Choose an OS" Screen after installing Win8.1 on SSD

You need to turn on 'Secure Boot' it the UEFI. Then it will boot directly toward Windows 8.1.

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In Win8, what does one need to do, so that when one creates a shortcut, it does not have "shortcut" added to the end of the name?

Of course one can rename the shortcut and delete that suffix, but simpler it they were not created that way from the outset.

I managed to stop that behavior in WinXP and Win7, but I forget how, and I don't know if it is done the same way in Win8 anyhow.

By the way, I do not mind the little arrow on shortcut icons, a little reminder that it is a shortcut (but no need for "shortcut" to be added to the name.)

Also, if I create a shortcut on my WinXP computer, it does not add a file extension. For instance, if I create a shortcut to a file named "program.exe", the shortcut in XP will just say "Program". On my Win8 computer though, the shortcut is called program.exe.shortcut.

I don't remember if it was that way in XP by default, or whether I did some tweak years ago. Although I do have Explorer set to show file extensions, I don't need a shortcut to include the extension, as well as no suffix "shortcut".

Is there a tweak in Win8 to have the default shortcut not include the word "shortcut" at the end, and not include the extension of the file linked to?

Thank you in advance.

A:How to get Shortcuts in Win8 not put the suffix "shortcut"

I'm not on my Windows 8 PC at the moment but it sounds like you have explorer set to show extensions. Go to "Folder Options" in Control Panel and look to see if "hide extensions for known file types" is checked. If it's not check it and see if that fixes things for you.

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Every time I get automatic updates for Win8.1/64, they're "optional". I never get updates that are required unless they are non-Win8.1/64 updates.

What's the point in all these "optional" updates?


Webbie in CO

A:Win8.1/64 updates always flagged "optional" -- Why??

I think most of them are to prepare for Windows 10 deployment.

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I had an extensive search and can?t find a solution to my specific problem?here?s my story:

I have Windows 7 Ultimate, with the OS installed on C: (128Gb Crucial M4 SSD) and all my user data on D: (500Gb hard disk). The laptop is Dell Xps17 with i7 cpu, 8Gb ram.

I have availed myself of the ?15 upgrade to Windows 8 Pro, and downloaded the iso (as copied this to DVD).

I have run the Upgrade Assistant ? and it advises me that most of the applications are fine with the upgrade to Windows 8 Pro.

I NEED to keep all my installed applications so an UPGRADE is my only realistic option. I have far too many programs and configurations, which would take me many days to rebuild (personal cloud, wifi cameras, Adobe Photoshop, Outlook, Office, etc?.)

However, on initiating the UPGRADE is only allows the option to ?KEEP NOTHING??if I then proceed to the next step it requires me to rename C:\Users (but this can?t be changed as it?s in use).

Thus, can anyone help me through this situation?



A:Win7 Ultimate to Win8 Pro option to "Keep Nothing" only

Windows 8 Upgrade Offer | Dell


Originally Posted by Dell

•Should I back up my files and programs before installing my upgrade?
•Yes. When upgrading your system, you should make backup copies of all files currently on your hard drive before installing Windows 8.

•Can I change the version/language of the Dell Windows? Upgrade kit?
•All customers purchasing the Windows upgrade offer will receive Windows 8 Pro. The language you receive will be the same as the language you purchased with your Windows? 7 PC.

Dell - Windows 8 Center

Windows 8 Upgrade Checklist | Dell

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What's the "Search" command prompt in Win8 pls? I thank you.

A:"Search" command prompt in Win8 pls?

??? Don't understand your question. When/where do you see this?

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When I open up programs like FL Studio or LightShot, I get this error message.

I tried cleaning out the registry, doing a SFC scan but no avail.

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The procedure was:
- Go to Regedit
- Select Edit > Find... and find this key: " 0cc5b647-c1df-4637-891a-dec35c318583 " just copy and paste without the quotes in the find box.
- Within this key, there is a value called: " ValueMax " This value represents the % number of cores the system will park
- Change the value of " ValueMax" to 0 so that, it matches " ValueMin "
- You will have to find the key a few times and repeat the process for each time it is found - the number of instances will depend on the number of power profiles in your system. To do this go back up to Edit > Find Next. (I had 3 instances of this key in my registry.)
- Do a full shutdown and power-off and cold-re-start.

Is this safe? Does it really improve performance?

A:I read about a tweak that slves "Core Parking" issues

If you are doing it for performance when gaming I would just switch to high performance mode. It is a built in power saving feature applied when using balanced power mode. I would leave it, then when gaming or using whatever program has you looking at this switch to high performance mode.

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A while back I came across a site where laptop batteries were rebuilt [cells replaced] and you returned your "old" battery in the same packaging that the rebuilt battery was shipped in.

The pricing was very good [under $100 average] and solved disposal of the old battery.

Is this "ringing a bell with anybody ???" I thought I bookmarked this site, now I can't find it.

A:Solved: Laptop Battery Exchange - "Core Credit"


Found the answer on a notebook forum.

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I have a problem with windows saying my 1TB WD HDD isnt there. When I boot my computer up i can see it on the boot menu, but when i log into my computer an error message pops up and says "error: core library not found", and my D: is gone. I boot off of a 64gb SSD. It also seems the problem is getting worse, earlier I could access the HDD but it would randomly disconnect sometimes, and a restart would solve the problem. Awhile after that (few hours or so) it would disconnect whenever i tried to access it. And when i rebooted I could see it again, but if I tried to access it would continue to disconnect. Now whenever I boot I can see it in the boot menu but when I get into windows I get that error message.

A:2nd internal hard drive wont appear "error: core library not found"

Have you re-seated the power & data cable to the 1TB HD ?

How does in show up in Disk Management ?

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Upgraded a laptop from Vista to Windows 7. Installation went fine but when Windows 7 splash screen comes up, it says "other user" & then wants a Username & Password. I know what the username &password was, but it nor about 100 other username/password combinations that Ive tried, work. Each time it says "The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted". Same results happen when try to logon in Safe Mode too.
It shouldnt be even trying to contact a domain because this is just a regular user account and its never been connected to a domain!

Ive found suggestions mention trying ctrl-alt-delete several times, but that doesnt do anything for me. Ive also seen solutions of using a previous restore point, but since Ive never got to log on Windows 7, that doesnt help either.

Could someone PLEASE help?!?
Thanks ahead of time for your time & any assistance or suggestions.

A:upgraded to 7 but cannot logon "The specified domain either..."

Follow this tutorial and do a "Clean" install Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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Hi, When I try an in-place upgrade repair I get 'Upgrade disabled' - Your windows configuration cannot be updated'.


I've tried to do an in-place upgrade repair on my (99%+ working) Windows Home Premium SP2 + latest updates in the hope of fixing some minor problems, after extensive discussion with 3rd tier MS escalation support.

I've used a Vista SP2 DVD, dated 11-4-09 - which I think may not be an RTM version, as these folder dates are prior to SP2 RTM.

I also note from this forum (great guide) that all patches I have on my PC post SP2 need to be on the DVD.

I'm left wondering:
- how can I make sure I have a precisely matching current DVD and PC installation - or a DVD which is later than my PC installation.
- should I really have to uninstall all patches post SP2 to match an SP2 DVD?
- what precisely would give rise to "Your windows configuration cannot be upgraded" - I can't find this message on the internet.
- If the DVD is SP2 but a lower version number, would that fail to do an upgrade install?
- Is it possible to identify exactly what build number a Vista DVD is from the DVD alone?

Elsewhere (I think) I noted the requirement for at least 15Gb of free space.

Is there anywhere a clear user level spec of this process (by MS)?


A:"Your windows configuration cannot be upgraded"

My question has now become-

Which system folder path changes inhibit MS upgrade?

Ok, I've found a hint.. from an obscure MS document about upgrading from XP, not Vista, with exactly the same error message.

This message is generated if you have changed the path to a 'special' folder to another partition from C:\.

"This issue occurs because you put the "Documents and Settings" folder on a partition that differs from the system partition."

Now, I have changed some, but not that.

So: which system folder path changes inhibit MS upgrade?
(there's nothing in my Setupact.log that tells me, alas. Hmm.)

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I'm getting a lot of "Check Disk for Errors" and "this hard drive needs to be formatted before it can be used" error messages when plugging my external usb hard drives into my home pc which uses windows 7. I don't get any of these messages when I plug the same hard drives in at any of a number of pcs at work which use windows xp. Any ideas on why this is happening only with windows 7? I'm also getting a lot of disconnects and reconnects on these devices but again only on windows 7.

Thanks in advance for any advice you can give...


A:"Check Disk for Errors" & "hard drive needs to be formatted" errors


I would do the ck disk. If you still get the notices, I would be concerned about HD failure. Take the HD diagnosis.

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I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64

The other day I was afk while listening to loud music from my computer.
Suddenly the speakers began screaming in a high pitch and when I got to my computer it had frozen.
I tried to reboot it, but it simply froze at the Windows loading screen with the floating balls of light and the text: "Starting Windows".
I have also tried booting from the Windows 7 Installation DVD, but it freezes at the loading screen once again.

I then tried to use the Startup Repair Tool, only to find Windows freezing at the loading screen again.

When trying to reboot in safe mode, it freezes again, just after having loaded "disk.sys"

These are the things I have tried so far:
- I have run memory tests using Memtest86.
- I have run hard disk drive tests using SeaTools
- No errors were found.
- I removed the sound card from the MB, with same boot result.
- I have reset the BIOS
- I booted with 2GB of RAM instead of my standard 4GB

Anyone who can think of other things I should try?

A:Windows freeze on boot at "Starting Windows" and "LOADED ...\disk.sys"

Suggest you run SFC. {Option 2}
You may need to run it at least 3 times.
Let us know the report at the end please.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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I just got done using the MS fix it tool to remedy the compress old files hang that occured when you used the disk clean up tool . There were about 20k old files that no matter how many times you ran disk clean up they were never compressed a matter of fact at times I would actually see an "Increase" in files listed in the compress old files line AFTER I did selected "compress old files" clean!!!

So I used the MS fix it tool to solve the problem and guessed it the tool removed the option for "compress old files" ! Now it is no longer there. MS states that they deleted this option to prevent the hang issue. But this is why I want to know whether these old files are actually being compressed when i use the defrag and it says "compacting files" ..

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Is "compacting" files in defrag the same as "compressing old files" in disk clean up?


The 'compressing files' referred to by a defragmenter is the process of moving the files it has put together to the start of the drive.

When defragmenting files, it moves the pieces of the file to an empty space further into the drive. Once it has done this to all the files, it moves them back to the start of the drive as this is generally the fastest part.

This doesn't compress files like the option in disk clean up.

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as described in the title when i boot my laptop:
i get the "disk read error -> press cntrl alt del to restart" message. I then tried to access the backup partition through f10 only to run into this error "status : 0xc00000e9 Info : an unexpected I/O error has occurred" it seems that it cant communicate with my hard drive.

I read a few other forum posts but didnt see anyone have the 0xc00000e9 error also. Bios boot priorities are in order if that matters.

Is there a fix without having to replace the entire HD and buy a new vista installation(preinstalled w/ no disc in the box).

Im very reluctant to take it to a service center as i can very likely fix it myself (with the help of the friendly people here of course), only problem is im having a little trouble..finding.. my HD in this damn notebook.. heh, ill figure that part out. new to notebook repair.

Thanks in advance. Danny

edit: found the HD, doesnt look like it even uses a cable, just plugs right into what i assume is the mb. dont know if that helps just supplying what i can.

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I double-click and get "search" instead of "open"--only when I click a disk, like Hard Drive C: or Floppy A: or CD F: and so on.

It didn't used to do this, so I must've inadvertently changed some setting somewhere, but darned if I can find it now.

Any ideas?

A:Solved: On the "my computer" list, I double-click on disks and get "search" instead of "open"

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Ok, so im new here so hey everybody..

to the point: my laptop is "stuttering"/lagging/skipping.
whatever you wanna call it its doing it.
my video/music/and cursor skip every second for a splt second it starts on start-up and dont stop til i turn my laptop off. it happens in a pattern its not random, ive done checked my drivers, spyware, and m RAM is good.. so can someone please help me? ***could it be because my battery wont hold a charger? so it has to be hooked up to the charger at ALL times or it dies Example: is the charger not got the "juice" to run the laptop by itself so it studders/skips..*** i dont know if this has anything to do with my problem but i ran "event viewer" and found this : The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:


OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39723 MB, Free - 23484 MB; D: Total - 12684 MB, Free - 3633 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0FF049, , .HWPLLB1.CN1296167S5169.
Antivirus: McAfee VirusScan, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disable

A:Solved: Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE

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i re installed my sytem with a partition off 100gb that had all my vids so normally the local disk "C" which is 60gb wod be dere jus for windows xp after re installin an stuff now the letters are mixed up my 100gb partition is now ready as "C" and my local disk is reading as "D" how do i change it back

A:local disk "C" has change to "D"

go to Start/Run and type diskmgmt.msc and press enter. In the Disk Management window, if your D: drive is the Boot/System drive the only way to reset it is to reinstall Windows. Remove/Unplug what is now the C: drive. Once Windows is installed plug in the storage drive.

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Ok first off I want to say I've searched and searched and searched to no avail in trying to find a solution to this I've come to the conclusion it's software and not hardware based. Let me start from the top.

I've had an older computer (HP Pavilion a408x) out of commission for a while due to a 'sploded psu. I finally get around to ordering one, install it and everything is good. I bring it back to my office and hook it up to the internet and as expected there's updates. So I up date it and after the updates are installed the computer restarts automatically (weird yes) and as it's coming back on it detects errors and runs CHKDSK. So I let it run and it gets to part 2 of 3. At this point in time my partner is really needing to print sometime and all computers print through this computer. So after about 45 minutes CHKDSK is still on part 2 at only 15%. So I'm like "screw it" and manually shut down and restart. It's at this point I get a "primary master hard disk failure" at the boot screen. Letting start up continue I get a "Stop : c000021 unknown hard error \systemroot \system 32 \ntdll.dll" At this point I realize something is delectably wrong.

Found this thread, which didn't help much. At some point the c000021 error stops and I start getting "disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter" and I found this thread, which didn't help much either. I have also been searching other sites as well.

Here's what I found ou... Read more

A:Hard Drive not found "disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter"

Anything would be super helpful, even if it's bad news. I just need to know if I can get this remedied or not.

Another thing I noticed is that the HDD activity light on the front of the computer does not blink or show any activity.


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Ok, I built a PC a month ago and everything seemed find no problems of any sort. The other night I defragmented my hard drive and shut it down and turned it on today to a memory test and the message "Disk Boot Failure, Insert system Disk and press enter"

The computer has access to the XP pro w/ sp2 disk only as a boot device but it will not recognize it now.

I have set Cd-rom as 1st for boot sequence then hard drive I have no floppy drive and the bios has been configured to know that.

I am not sure if this means anything but in the bios the IDE Channel 0 Master says none and when I try to turn on auto detection it wont detect a hard drive.

The HDD is fully connected and has not been touched since I installed it a month ago.

I have this awful feeling that I fried the HDD when I defragmented it last night.

Any help would be very much appreciated. But please be simple this is my first build and my knowledge at this sort of thing is very very sketchy at best.

A:Error message "Disk Boot Failure, Insert system Disk and press enter" on first build

The first thing to do would be to get a new data cable for the herd drive and see if that fixes it, they are nice and cheap nowadays.

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I just built this new computer (everything new) but when I start it up it gives me this message, and I cannot open my disc (probably not recognised?). Please help resolve this.
Btw. no operation system installed or so.

my computer:
CPU: intel i7 920
Motherboard: gigabyte GA-ex58-ud5
Sata-II hdd
+ cd writer is SATA as well

Could it be that I need to update my bios somehow? I highly doubt it's the hardware as it's all new

A:"disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter" But CD-drive won't open

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I had a fresh install of 7 and everything was working fine.
All of a sudden it starts randomly freezing and programs start responding.
I got KERNAL_PAGING_ERROR BSODs etc. and got a new disk, thinking it was that.
After cloning the new disk which didn't work, and produced loads of errors on chkdsk, I decided to do a clean install of 7.

I still keep getting "Disk boot error, insert system disk and press enter", and when it does boot, it freezes all the time and every time I click the start button, it basically crashed and is messed up.

Tried new SATA cable and ports. Any ideas?

A:Windows 7 freezing, "Disk boot error, insert system disk and press enter"

BIOS settings or Motherboard issues?

Have you checked with the manufacturer website for the Motherboard that you have the Windows 7 drivers?

Is your Windows 7 DVD a retail copy...or the pre release BETA....or dodgy(in which case problems might lie there)

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Hello everyone, been lurking for a while, but first time posting because I could use some help. I tried looking through other threads, but nothing seemed to help. I was downloading a game off of Steam, and my family computer just crashed. It apparently restarted itself, and presented that disk boot error message. Tried restarting again using ctrl+alt+del, and same situation occurs. I go into the BIOS screen, and try to use the auto detect to identify the drive, but it is not identified. All of the cables are working correctly, as I plugged a different drive into them and that drive booted fine. Btw, the hard drive is a western digital 5000AAKS.

I'm running an AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3800+, 2412 MHz, 2 gb of ram, Windows Vista Home Basic. Its a Compaq SR5110NX. I'm not overclocking it or anything, just downloading a game, and then this happened. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Another "disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter" thread

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just like the title says my HD crashed and i could not boot on the computer i put in a new HD and tried to boot it would not work. i would see the HP screen but then i would get the error. it is a 810a model and help would be extremely appreciated. and if you really know you can email me at <email removed>

A:Installed new HD now getting "disk boot error inset system disk & press enter"

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Hi there,

Well, the message I get it pronounced above in the title. I know a little bit about computers, but I don't know how to get into DOS, BIOS, etc when I don't have a start menu to do so. I read some other threads and they seemed to have useful information, but I would need further explanation. Also - I hooked my HD into another computer to see if it would work, it did, booted up, everything. Also, when I went into Boot Setup or something - blue screen and the only thing I could do when hooked into my computer - it doesn't show any options for booting - it says select from the list - but how do I do that when there's nothing in the list? Oh please do help me as this computer is my main source for writing.


A:Problem: "Disk Boot Failurs, Insert System Disk and Press Enter"

If you're running a HP what it's asking for is your System Restore Disk. Meaning the HP OS that came with your system. Finding Bios in HP are generally simultaneously with Start button on casing F1 or F11. If neither key works then try F2 and or the Delete button. Making sure each key is pushed as you boot up.
Once your in Bios use the arrow keys to scroll up and down your bios - the enter key once on the various listing in menu until you find your boot sequence listings. In general plus and minus are used to change the sequence. CDrom HD and floppy is the correct setting. But with your Restore Disk from HP it might not even require all that.
Pop it is and Boot up and see if it works. Then try the Bios sequence if you can get there, the F10 to save and enter making sure your CD with the OS is in your CDRom when you do.
Let us know as things go...Jazz
Sounds like you've either lost your OS or you've lost your HD.

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i am looking at an 400 dollar ACER computer with : AMD Athlon II X2 Dual-Core 255 Processor

Last time i bought a computer PEN4 was king. Dont laugh

A:How is the "AMD Athlon II X2 Dual-Core 255 Processor"?

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I'm trying to do some cleaning up around my computer, and I have never used the AMD Core Line other than when I first installed it to see what it was. I kept it cuz it looked cool. Now, I want to uninstall it.

I have tried uninstalling both through the Control Panel and through Ccleaner several times already. I keep getting this error, and then a notice that the uninstall has failed. "Error getting file security: C:\ProgramData\DDNi\AMD Core Line\GetLastError: 5"

I also tried a Microsoft "Fix it," for "ProgramInstallUninstallRun" but that was unable to do anything. Any other ideas?

A:Uninstalling AMD Core Line, "Getlasterror: 5"

Error 5 is "access denied"

You may have to take ownership or run the uninstall as administrator.
btw what does AMD core line do? I have a couple of AMD HP PCs and I never heard of it.

edit: I found this page:

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i am working on Digital UNIX V3.2c Work station, my program uses Pro*C, C and X-Motif calls. i am facing problem while running application saying "Illegal Instruction Core Dumped".
debugger dbx shows error at a line which shows "noname". when commenting large portion of the code it runs successfully and the code is quite large consisting of about 300 files the same is working perfectly fine when compiled and executed on Windows NT/ XP with Exceed( an X window emulation and development environment on PC).

Please advice what to do and i would like to understand when this type of error occurs.
Sam .N

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