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Win 7 won't boot after I reverted back to it from Win 10

Q: Win 7 won't boot after I reverted back to it from Win 10

Okay, it was a stupid thing to do but I tried Windows 10 last night. It installed successfully but I didn't like it. It had the option to revert back to Windows 7 so I did. Now it won't open. I used Windows Recovery Environment to repair the boot problems I thought it might have. (MBR, BCD) That didn't work. It will open fine in safe mode but not in normal mode. It goes straight to the Windows Recovery Page. Any help would be appreciated.

My pc is a Dell Optiplex 760 desktop,
Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit,
Intel Core 2 Duo, 8 gigs RAM

A: Win 7 won't boot after I reverted back to it from Win 10

Gazzer mate I don't know quite what you want to do but if you have all your data saved then you could try a factory restore because if it was a factory installed 7 then there would be a factory recovery partition that when used will take the machine back to as it came out of the manufacturers site - as new . Now this will lose the data and programs of course which is why I asked if you have your data backed up.

Now what you do is to hit the restore key while booting in most cases but beign a Dell I am not sure but this may give you a few options
How to restore your Windows 7 computer to factory settings | Dell US

Let us know how you go.

Just as a by the by mate what didn't you like about 10 as I resisted for some time and there are ways of setting it up to look like 7 and personalise it to your particular tastes. Myself I have it set to just show me the Control Panel This PC (Computer) ans System Configuration plus the weather and photos at hitting Start I got rid of all those ridiculous apps like crushed candy games News and suchlike.

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Seems like a windows 10 features is still in windows 8.1 afer i went back to 8.1 as in mainly in the taskbar stuff.

I tried to completely reset the PC, but its still there. Its kind of annoying.

I didnt like windows 10 very much.

How do i fix this?

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I upgraded an installation to Win 10, and I didn't like it too much, so I did the revert back to 8.1 feature (you have 30 days to change back). When I went back to 8.1, a pop up malware started happening. I had it about a year ago, and thought it was gone. Voicefive survey browser pop up. Seems kind of weird how it returned out of the blue.
Anyhow, I've tried a bunch of tools to attempt ridding this thing from the PC, but it keeps coming back. Also read online for hours, and there does not seem to be a way to kill this thing short of resetting the browser. I really don't want to do that. Passwords, settings, favs, plugins. I use firefox as main browser, but I remember this bug going across all browsers.
What's even more strange is that I have a dual boot to Win 7 also, and the same infection appeared on that one as well. Just seeing if anyone knows about a program that can get rid of the voicefive popup. It appears as a pop-under ad in a small window. Still no combofix for Win 8.1?

A:Reverted from Win 10 back to 8.1, and now this....

Hey you need to clean boot of your PC or trys ome purchase antimalware product which gives you gurantee to use and help to remove your all malware or trojans in PC. After that clean boot is necessary to remove parmanently

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Anybody had this happen, downloaded fine, seemed to install ok, but during the reboot and install screen (dos like screen) it went to 100% stage 3 and then it stated could not install service pack 2 and is reverting back to service pack 1. What would cause this any ideas???

A:SP2 reverted back to SP1

Originally Posted by rcnut360

Anybody had this happen, downloaded fine, seemed to install ok, but during the reboot and install screen (dos like screen) it went to 100% stage 3 and then it stated could not install service pack 2 and is reverting back to service pack 1. What would cause this any ideas???

It didn't "revert back to SP1", it just didn't install. Thus the could not install notification.

As for why this happened, there are various reasons, one of which could be a patch or two missing. Make sure you have "all" important and reccommended updates, then try again.

Look through this link for some suggestions...Vista SP2 is out

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as the topic says, i tried installing the newest ie, but instead it got reverted back to ie6 for some strange reason. already had an earlier build of ie8 installed with no problems at all, but this one really doesnt want to be installed.

i read a couple of ppl stating that sp3 is some sort of a problem. should i try removing sp3, then install ie8, and then install sp3 again perhaps?

A:cant install ie8, reverted back to ie6

I don't have an answer for you. However I must post this caution for members who may download IE8 to try and help you.Please note that this program is a pre-release beta version of a product and not completely tested to ensure its stability or reliability.What is beta software?After an initial round of in-house testing, software publishers often release new programs to be tested by the public. These pre-release versions are called beta software, usually denoted by a "b" in the version number, e.g., Netscape Navigator 2.0b5. Since the publisher couldn't possibly test the software under all possible conditions, it is reasonable to expect that wider use of the software may uncover problems that were not discovered during in-house testing. The publisher expects to be notified when users find such problems so that the program can be fixed before its official release.In general, you should expect to run into bugs whenever using any piece of beta software. These bugs may range in severity from minor features that don't work to problems that cause your computer to crash. You should decide whether the benefit of new features in a beta program outweighs the risk of program instability before choosing to use a piece of beta software. You should also be aware that UITS will not have thoroughly tested beta software, nor will the software be guaranteed by its maker, so you should not expect the same level of support as you would receive for an official release version of the prog... Read more

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I was working on my Uncle's office PC installing 13 Optional Updates including NetFramework 4.5.2 which had queued for restart.

During the interim Malwarebytes found what appeared to be serious infection Rogue.multiple (it said it Quarantined but isn't in that file) which when googled said needed ComboFix. I ran Combofix which found a jumble of what appears to be spyware but which could be more serious - I'll upload it to Security for analysis.

But this post concerns the Updates which had been forgotten so after Combofix reboot started to install and then Reverted back for 20 minutes, then a restart, then Windows started very sluggishly to the desktop. I Checked for Updates and it had 3 minor Optionals but none of the other ones it reverted.

I brought the PC home and now there are 12 Important and Optional Updates which seemed to install but again at reboot Reverted Back quickly shutting down, then at startup said Configuring, got up to 35% and changed to Welcome. Do I need to reset Updates?

Your informed advice is greatly appreciated as I'm getting ready to travel and need to have this fixed.

A:Reverted back - Where did those Updates go?

I don't see anything particularly nasty in the Combofix log - there are a couple of PUPs there, but nothing really bad.
I'd do a reset of WU and see if that makes any difference.
Post your C:\Windows\windowsupdate.log file before and after, and I'll see what I can see. (but it may not be in time for you)

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My computer recently reverted to an old login setup/profile without any prompting. The only thing I did was remove the PC from its power source, installed a wireless NIC (netgear G) and powered back up to find old login info from a previous user and password. How do I go back to the one I setup?

I'm sure I'm not including enough key info, please, ask for more and I'll respond asap. Thanks.

A:XP reverted to old login do I go back?

You should start up your computer, and then hit f8 or whichever f key it is for your computer. Then you should start up into safe mode with out networking. Once your computer is all set up you should go to start > control panel > User accounts. Then you can change things in there to the users that were on there.

I believe that is how it works.

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I have a windows vista laptop. My 81 yr old mother was playing games on it last night. When I turned it on this morning my desktop was in 2008 although the date was correct. When I went to system restore it said the last restore point was feb 2 2008. I need help undoing whatever she did last night so my computer programs and files are as they were yesterday.She does not know what she did.Please help!

A:Laptop reverted back to 2008

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Pasting in info. from another post. ~ OBhi,my father used combofix on his laptop. i have it now and it appears clean compared to "very messed up" as he says it was before. the problem is it appears to have reverted back to vista service pack 1 and service pack 2 keeps failing to install from windows update. i have no idea what this implies or what to do? (the windows disk that came with his computer is vista sp1)any help would be greatly appreciated.ComboFix 11-02-27.01 - Michael 02/27/2011 14:56:33.1.2 - x64Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.4054.2641 [GMT -5:00]Running from: E:\ComboFix.exeAV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}.((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).C:\Install.exec:\programdata\aMpFbCm08520c:\programdata\aMpFbCm08520\aMpFbCm08520c:\programdata\aMpFbCm08520\aMpFbCm08520.exe.((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2011-01-27 to 2011-02-27 ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).2011-02-27 19:51 . 2011-02-27 19:52 -------- d-----w- C:\32788R22FWJFW2011-02-25 22:21 . 2011-02-11 07:30 7947600 ----a-w- c:\programdata\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\D... Read more

A:vista reverted back to sp1 after combofix

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my father used combofix on his laptop. i have it now and it appears clean compared to "very messed up" as he says it was before. the problem is it appears to have reverted back to vista service pack 1 and service pack 2 keeps failing to install from windows update. i have no idea what this implies or what to do? (the windows disk that came with his computer is vista sp1)

any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:vista reverted back to sp1 after combofix

Hello having run ComboFix we need to see that and a DDS log.Please go here....Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9 which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.Skip the GMER step and instead post the ComboFix log you have.Let me know if that went well.

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Ok so my laptop's interface for some reason has been changed somehow to the windows classic interface and I'm not able to change it back. There's not even an option for it when I right click on the desktop, go to properties and such. Also, I'm not able to pick up a signal to connect to the internet. Things are slow loading as well. I had installed the Firefox plug in for Windows Media Player recently, but even after that I wasn't having problems. After doing that I restarted like it told me. I don't know if that might have any sort of impact or not. It just happened randomly and abruptly. Maybe it has something to do with a change in the registry or something? I dunno. Either way, I included a DDS Log below. Thanks in advance, guys.------------------------------------------DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by ndibenedetto at 0:09:43.56 on Tue 05/25/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_18Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1014.549 [GMT -4:00]AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroupC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exeC:\Pr... Read more

A:Interface reverted back to windows classic on XP

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I had Windows 7 earlier which came with DirectX 11. After upgrading to Windows 10, my DirectX has gone back down to DirectX 9Ex. How did that happen? I cannot find the update anywhere, I tried Microsoft DirectX® End-User Runtime Web Installed and it still remains the same. The following is from my DxDiag if it helps:------------------System Information------------------ Time of this report: 8/13/2015, 07:13:11 Machine name: WICKEDMIND-PC Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 32-bit (10.0, Build 10240) (10240.th1_st1.150717-1719) Language: English (Regional Setting: English) System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard System Model: HP Compaq nx6310 (ES471EA#ABU) BIOS: EPP runtime BIOS - Version 1.1 Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2300 @ 1.66GHz (2 CPUs), ~1.7GHz Memory: 2048MB RAM Available OS Memory: 2040MB RAM Page File: 1875MB used, 2212MB available Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS DirectX Version: 9Ex DX Setup Parameters: Not found User DPI Setting: Using System DPI System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent) DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled Miracast: Not AvailableMicrosoft Graphics Hybrid: Not Supported DxDiag Version: 10.00.10240.16384 32bit Unicode

A:Why has my DirectX reverted back to 9Ex after Win10 upgrade

My guess is it's because you have an older laptop with Intel GMA 950 graphics. It only support up to DX9.

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I loaded windows 10, could not get on with it, so ended up reverting back to windows 7.  Then realised it had corrupted my recovery partition.  Used my Original Windows 7, to re-install. However, I could not find the correct way to install the drivers that were listed on HP Support pages. There was no list of which driver to install first, and I still have Other Devices on control panel, showing a problem with yellow flag.  Is there somewhere that I can find what I want.

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I have an HP Pavilion laptop that came with Win 8.1 installed. Last year, I upgraded it to Win 10, and the upgrade went smoothly, but the HDMI out didn't work any more. Since I use that a lot, and I couldn't find an easy solution for it, I used the recover feature to revert back to Win 8.1.

I plan to try Win10 again when the new edition comes out in August, but I'm aware of the July 29 deadline to upgrade to Win 10 in order for the upgrade to be free.

Am I correct in assuming that when I upgraded to Win 10 last year, that I'm now permanently registered with Microsoft, and I can wait until August to upgrade to the new version? Or do I have to be running Win10 before July 29 in order for the new version to be free? I don't want to install the thing twice in two weeks if I don't have to.

Thanks for any help.

A:Upgraded to win10, then reverted back. Am I still registered?

You "should" be fine. Can't say 100% now, but your PC should have gotten a digital entitlement for Windows 10, via the free upgrade. Assuming you upgraded and activated. You don't lose the digital entitlement when you do the rollback.

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Ok so my laptop's interface for some reason has been changed somehow to the windows classic interface and I'm not able to change it back. There's not even an option for it when I right click on the desktop, go to properties and such. Also, I'm not able to pick up a signal to connect to the internet. Things are slow loading as well. I don't think it's a virus or anything so I didn't bother including a HJT log. I had installed the Firefox plug in for Windows Media Player recently, but even after that I wasn't having problems. After doing that I restarted like it told me. I don't know if that might have any sort of impact or not. It just happened randomly and abruptly. I would really appreciate any sort of help on this issue. Thanks guys.

A:Interface reverted back to windows classic on XP

Only one idea right off, try system restore to a time when things were right.

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I am fixing someones PC now, I keep getting an issue that the changes that are being made to the PC get reverted back once the PC is rebooted. It reminds me of something that happens when you log in in school (or library), and once you log out the PC goes back to default settings. What can cause this? Or what software can cause this?

No bookmarks, no downloaded pictures, no preferences, nothing...

A:Computer settings are being reverted after a restart back to default

You're not giving us much to work with!

I keep getting an issue that the changes that are being made to the PC get reverted back once the PC is rebooted.Click to expand...

What type of changes?
What operating system?
Are you getting any error messages? What?

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Hi, well first of all the reason I changed it was because I tried to optimize (my mistake) by reducing it. My router is set to 1365 MTU manually after a support tech from Linksys asked me to change it for a previous problem. I used the "netsh interface ipv4 set subinterface "Wireless Network connection" mtu=nnnn store=persistent" command to change it around to find what MTU Windows uses automatically. It was set at 1500 (for both LAN and WLAN). I set the WLAN to 1365 to see how it would perform, didn't see a noticable change I believe so I switched back. Now I see a slight lag when loading sites. I also compared the time against another pc that I did not tamper with (which by default was set to 1500) and that one worked normally.

I fear I may have overridden Windows defaults for handling MTU since after manually setting it to 1500 (was originally 1500 when it was untouched) it lags a little. For the time being I set it to 1365 to get the performance that I normally got with default settings.

My question is if it's possible to get the original performance back with the MTU set back to what it was originally (1500)?

Also I learned my lesson and won't be trying to change settings without first making sure they are completely reversible. Also I'd like to do this without using System Restore.

Thanks in advance.

A:Changed MTU size, reverted back to default, noticable lag now

What browser do you use.

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Up until a few days ago I could view thumbnails/icons of actual PDF files while in Windows Explorer. Now I only get the Adobe logo icon. Other file thumbnails are working.

I tried a system restore back to before this started but it didn't correct the problem. Prior to that I tried changing the file association to another program and back again but that didn't work either. Any other ideas?

Windows 7 spoiled me-- I really liked being able to see what the file looked like before I had to go opening several to find the one I want. (When I'm creating document graphic designs I usually make three or four different trial versions which can get confusing when I am away from my work for a day or two!)

I tried Googling the problem and found some discussions on other forums but still haven't found a satisfactory solution.

Lisa in The Lowcountry

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Just last week I'd gotten my iPhone & updated the iTunes to the new iTunes 10. But just a few days ago I turned on the computer and it had a blank screen for a while so i turned it off then on again. It told me it didn't shut down properly so instead of starting it normally I chose the other option of, well, I don't even remember. Then it asked if I wanted to reboot or something like that & make the laptop go back to the previous condition in which it was better, which, unfortunately was before I'd updated the iTunes. So now whenever i try to open it, the message "The file "iTunes Library.itl" cannot be read because it was created by a new version of iTunes". I even tried downloading the new iTunes hoping it could pick up all my hopefully-not-lost music but in the process of installing it, it "could not access network location %APPDATA%\" and it requires QuickTime, which it looks like i have.
My parents have no idea about this & they will kill me if I've ruined my iTunes and, i may know my iPhone but I sure cannot figure out my own laptop

P.S. when it had asked me if I wanted to do the reboot/restart thing, it had told me it cannot be undone. So this shows what kind of comprehension skills I have

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I purchased a Dell Inspiron 2330 from a pawn shop - previous owner installed win 7 Ultimate 64-bit (replacing win 8). I got the activation code and downloaded a good copy of win 7 Ult 64-bit (from MS site) to do a fresh install to delete all his stuff !! Big mistake Cannot connect to internet. Multiple drivers out. Found a LAN driver to correct Ethernet driver but still unable to connect. Not very good at OS level diags (more of a "know just enough to be dangerous" type) Any help is appreciated. Have a laptop connected so can download and load via stick. I entered as much info as I could garner in the "System Specs" page of my profile. Thanks.

A:Dell Inspiron 2330 reverted back to win 7 - missing drivers

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... Go to the Device Manager click on Networking select the missing Driver device .. Right click select Property's/Details Tab .. There will be a Hardware ID there search google for the ID that will tell you which Driver you need .. A list of Drivers for your Computer is in the Link below ...

Product Support | Dell US

You should then run Windows Updates it should find most of your Drivers ..

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I am using a HP Compaq dx2420 with Windows XP installed

I have ran scans with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and AVG Scans since the start of the problem and within the first few days caught several Viruses,Badthings with both. Now tho they dont pick up anything and report everything to be clear

The Problem:

Cannot aquire IP address however when i connect ethernet cable to xbox or this second laptop then it works fine. so it must be something to do with the computer.
Cannot activate firewall, when i try to i follow instructions to control panel and activate there, it cannot do and suggest to run windows fireall ICS service, i click yes and it cannot connect.

Taskbar and documents and password input at start of loadup and task manager ect. has resorted back to classic grey and when i try and turn back it doesnt
Itunes has detected a problem with my audio configuration and no sound will play on iTunes or anything. When connected to sound system and i do something non compatible and it makes the beepy noise it comes out computer. (Like pressing shift 5 times really fast)

Has been like this for about 2 months now in which i have not turned on except for a few times just to shout at it.

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Hey guys, I hope this is the right section,

I had Grub and Kubuntu, then was done with linux for the time being, so i cleared the partition that it was on, and when i restarted grub was giving an error etc, so all i could find was my vista 64 cd, and after some reading on MS support pages, being that they used the same loader to fix it with that dvd.

So i ran this in the cmd prompt:

bcdedit /export c:\BCD_Backup
attrib bcd -s -h -r
ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot

and everything was dandy, it fixed the loader.... but put the vista boot screen(the simplistic screen with the loading bar)

so i go access to my windows 7 iso, burned it, and re did the same process (but used the repair option first cuz it asked me and i figured it would be easier) and then ran the same commands to hopefully refresh the loader w/ the possibly newer windows 7 one(mainly for the boot logo)

but its still showing the old vista logo

i know this seems silly but how can i fix it back to the newer windows 7 one?

A:Boot screen reverted to vista after repair

Welcome to the forums ....Try opening a command prompt and enter scannow/sfc ... see if this will help... if not, the simplest way may be a clean install of windows 7....

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After converting back to Windows 7 Pro, my Norton security provided by my Comcast account, thinks I am running Windows 10 and will only let me try to load a version for Windows 10.

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This is a new Dell Inspiron N5050 Computer and came with a discount coupon for the windows 8 upgrade. When I thought it was finished downloading - the screen went blank. I waited and waited and then rebooted. When it came back on it stated that the download failed and reloaded Windows 7. When it reverted back to Windows 7, the desktop time/temp icon is gone as well as the scrolling screen icons. I DO NOT WANT THE WINDOWS 8 NOW but I do want my computer to function as it did before. WHAT CAN I DO TO GET IT BACK TO WHAT IT WAS BEFORE? ( also, I do not understand much about computers) PLEASE HELP!!!!

A:Please Help - Windows 8 upgrade failed-reverted back to Windows 7

Try doing a restore.
System Restore

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

How to use Dell Recovery Partition,make Recovery Disks & how to order Recovery Disks.
Dell - Support

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Screenshot from disk management(from former RAID1):

This is what happened>

I had RAID 1 running on Intel Matrix Storage,(Win 7 Pro x86)
then the software failed first with one then with the another disk.

I use ASUS P7P55D PRO Motherboard where I had two
WD Green 1 TB in RAID 1 (Model> WD10EADS-00L5B1)

After failure disks were checked with Linux, and they were healthy and no data lost.

So far so good, I made a backup of the files and now try to boot, but boot fails right after windows 7 logo animation, it shows blue screen. I tried to fix issue with Windows RE (The automatic repair). No help with that.

I'm not familiar with cmd repairing from the installation DVD nor from Hiren's Boot CD 10.1.

I'm thinking the problem could be with the partitioning, but I've got no idea how. Both disks have two partitions:
1:System reserved (105MB or so) NTFS > Partition Type: HPFS\NTFS (0x07)
2ata 1TB NTFS > Partition Type: HPFS\NTFS (0x07)

Advice appreciated

#EDIT# Advice for everyone, don't use software raid for OS buy a NAS instead, and install OS to SSD or other disk and leave the RAID for Hardware based solution. It'll save you a lot of time.

A:Advanced Boot problem with disk reverted from RAID 1 (Files are ok)

Hi Tonza,

Ouch : another RAID problem....we see lots of these here.

I'm not sure that you can boot from either one of those disks without formatting & installing again. I assume you reverted to IDE or AHCI controller in the BIOS, when you tried to boot from one of the single disks?


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I think this may have come up before but cant find the answer I'm looking for. I get this message every single time I start my puter up. After many searches I found lots of threads but always got bogged down in pc jargon. I dont mind if I dont know why ram speed is set at a certain speed, but the thing thats bugging me is that I never got this message for 8 months after building this pc and now I get it every boot. What sort of things would cause this to happen all of a sudden? I'm just wondering if my hardware I spent good money on isn't working at well/fast as it could be. If its a case of setting the ram speed lower, why now and not from day one?

Hope someone can shed some light

A:dqs training failed on previous boot, reverted to slower dram speed.


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I have a Gateway model DX4200-09 With Windows Vista SP2. It has a AMD Phenom 9150e Quad core processor 1.80ghz. Ram 4 GB. I started getting the blue screen in windows with various messages: PFn-list_corrupt error , Memory Management error, Bad Pool-header.
It shutdown and would not startup. One time I saw Boot Mgr image corrupt , system cna't boot. Another message was File Header checksum doesn't match computer checksum. The power light would flash. I finally get it to come up up and it says: DQS TRAINING FAILED ON PREVIOUS BOOT REVERTED TO SLOWER DRAM SPEED. I keep getting this. If I leave my computer on and not shutdown it is fine. Only when I restart I get message??? I have not changed any software or hardware, or memory. I ran memtest and it said memory was good.
Any suggestions??

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I have a problem where an upgrade to Windows 10 has happenend and had to rollback to windows 7.  I use RDP and the printer redirection quite a lot and since the upgrade & rollback this no longer works.  I can still use RDP without a problem
its just the printer redirection which won't work. Has anybody had this and managed to sort or any ideas.  Thanks

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I have Win 7 pre-installed on my laptop and I installed xp secondly in a new partition (seen from win7 as S, succesfully. I rebooted and it only booted to xp. Fine. I installed my programs there.....I ran the easybcd from windows xp, but I did not get any option to add windows xp in the bottom right section. In fact the right bottom section was deactivated. Anyway, I went forward to manage bootloader and wrote MBR. Result: I am back to win 7 but how can get to XP now?

A:I am back to win 7 but how can get to XP boot listing back now?

You needed to Add Win7 from EasyBCD version 2.0 or higher.

Since you've started back up Win7, instead Add XP. Accept offered boot files, allow to autocomplete, Save, Restart.

Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map using Snipping Tool in Start Menu if there are any probs.

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When I built my present PC I moved from XP to Vista Home Premium. I had one essential program that would not run on Vista so I created the necessary partitions and made the machine dual boot to either XP or Vista. That was three years ago and I now want to return to a single boot using Vista. Problem is that my vast Vista Technical volume (1500 pages!) covers creating dual boot but not return to single boot.

I know that I could simply delete the XP partition, format the existing Vista partition and go for a fundamental bottom up rebuild of my OS software but the prospect of reinstalling all my other programs/applications leaves me cold. Is there a straightforward way of just going back to Vista? I am not short of disc space so I could just leave the XP OS on the side where it is, there but not used.

A:Wind back dual boot to single boot OS

I would just leave it there. If its not a problem with space, thers no real reason to delete it. It also gives you the XP option, and if yo uhave a dual boot OS, you have a second way in- if yo udelete an essential system file and it doesnt boot, you can always reoplace it from the other OS.

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New computer with windows 7 preloaded:
Setting up my new computer was a breeze, but when I tried to log onto windows, my password would not work. Having had this problem on an XP computer, and since I had nothing to lose, I rebooted from the disc included with my package. I don't know what wrong choice I made, but now I have a dual boot with two windows 7 os, one without a password that I can access and one with the preloaded windows 7 os that is password protected that I can't access. Is there a way to take off the original os?


A:How do I revert back to sigle boot from dual boot

You'd have to reinstall the whole system there if both OS's are on the same drive.

If they are seperate drive's you can format the one thats not needed and run the windows 7 cd again but then choose repair install to create a new MBR.

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My laptop has a web Cam built into it
sound card,
Switch to wireless mode,
Press and hold the Fn Functionality button to activate other options eg; brighten up screen or raise and lower volume etc...
That all worked when I had vista installed, but when I installed XP Professional, things have strangely disappeared eg web cam not working and the little sound symbol that you get in the bottom right hand corner isn't there and the other things I have mention above.
Will some one be as kind to offer advice on what too do?

Here's what I have done to try to fix it I bought a program Driver Robot and reinstalled all little drivers you don't think about. Amongst Installing it all I managed to install a sound hardware called Sigma Tel Audio which doesn't work at all.
When you click on device manager you'll find it has a quotation mark on it.

Are laptops built to a default windows which can only be the "Only" windows installed on it??


A:Reverted to XP On Laptop

Can you tell us what make and model laptop you have?Can you give us Hardware ID's for the components that are not working?

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Reverted back to W7 from W10 on grandsons Laptop using the Samsung install disk but cannot get it to install updates. Disc came with SP1 on it and about 4 years old if that makes any difference,
Windows updates just shows the updating and does nothing.
Apart from Downloading IE11 from the Microsoft sight nothing else updates. laptop is sluggish and struggles to cope with little things.
tried one of the Microsoft fix its which repaired 3 things but still will not download updates.
probably something simple any ideas welcome.

A:Reverted from W10 to W7 and cant get any Updates

Microsoft Site that should have said.

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The XP logo on startup is fine, but the welcome screen and everything else is in 4-bit, and after a while, it gets worse, overlapping screens, flickering... very annoying and impossible to do ANYTHING. First, I tried simple things, like properties, settings... nothing. Then I tried updating the monitor driver. Nothing. I installed a new NVIDIA driver. Nothing. GeForce? Nope. So, I am hoping that someone out there has had the smae problme and knows how to fix it. Thanks in advance!

A:Monitor reverted to 4-bit

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There has been something strange going on with a shared PC at work for a while. Files have been disappearing, whole folders have been disappearing. I removed the two SATA hard drives and ran a data recovery utility on them while they were connected to another PC by a HDD dock. I was able to find the files I was looking for, but when I reconnected the drives, the PC had reverted back to its state from about two or three years ago. Programs, files-everything that had been updated is gone. Is it possible that I did not reconnect the drives correctly? I handled them very carefully. I've done this before and I've never had this issue. P.S. The initial issue (data disappearing) seems to have had something to do with system updates. Any help would be greatly appreciated as our QuickBooks files and everything are at stake here. Thanks.
Service Pack 3 on Microsoft XP Professional
Both drives have 465G with over 400G free on both

A:Help! PC Has Reverted to An Earlier Date!

I believe that Quickbooks files are stored online these days...the base program can be downloaded/installed anytime, in my experience with a home user.  Your problems could be an indicator of hard drive problems, IMO.
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 


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xp pro has reverted to what looks like it was just installed for the first time. It offers to see the tutorial. Icons are missing from the desk top. I can't get to the internet. I tried system restore but the only restore pt. was nov 30 for a down load of service pack 3. But I did that when it came out.
Any ideas on what happened , how to fix it?

A:Solved: xp pro has reverted to what looks like it was just installed...

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There has been something strange going on with a shared PC at work for a while. Files have been disappearing, whole folders have been disappearing. I removed the two SATA hard drives and ran a data recovery utility on them while they were connected to another PC by a HDD dock. I was able to find the files I was looking for, but when I reconnected the drives, the PC had reverted back to its state from about two or three years ago. Programs, files-everything that had been updated is gone. Is it possible that I did not reconnect the drives correctly? I handled them very carefully. I've done this before and I've never had this issue. P.S. The initial issue (data disappearing) seems to have had something to do with system updates. Any help would be greatly appreciated as our QuickBooks files and everything are at stake here. Thanks.
Service Pack 3 on Microsoft XP Professional
Both drives have 465G with over 400G free on both

A:Help! PC Has Reverted to An Earlier Date!

Do you mean your profile had changed or files outside the profile. Find cmd.exe right click choose run as admin then type chkdsk c: /f it will say disk locked test on start day yes. Repeat for other drive same cmd just change c to other drive letter. Did you dismount the drives correctly that could give problems if you didnt

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what appears a state they may have been 3 months ago. My sites (like bleepingcomputer, reddit, etc.) where I clicked "remember me" when I originally logged in, no longer do.

Much shareware I have which I long ago entered registration codes for now acts like I just installed the programs as unregistered.

I did not rollback my PC to a prior state, etc..

For those familiar with Sandboxie:

I have a registered version. It still "knows" it's registered but has partially erased the sandboxes, (they are still in the sandbox sub, but Sandboxie doesn't "know" it),and Sandboxie started a new config file.

What might cause this to happen?

Thank you.

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Brand new Lenovo z580 with I5 3 series 6gb ram etc Win8/64 HP plus Avast AV.

Initial windows updates download and install, then on rebooting it gets to approx 10% install, and then reverts updates and reboots again.

I can see from update history rhat 13 updates have succeeded of which 7 are for Office and 2 for Intel.

I've tried the repair tool, which said it fixed a couple of things, but frankly has made no difference. Unfortunately I get no diagnostics on why all these other updates are reverted.

Any advice? Thenks.

A:New system updates reverted.

Install only important updates first, once theyre successful then do the optional updates..

As long as the harddrive is active, the system is busy, you may just have to wait it out..

unplug all unnecessary USB devices then try again

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I have a friend who wants some help. She has a computer that was used by her grandson. It was Windows 8 when she got it but we upgraded it to 8.1 and set it up as her computer. She has been using it for about eight or nine months now with no problems, it seemed there was no trace of her grandson't stuff but she has just rung me to say that when she turns it on now, it goes to the log in part for her grandson and she also thinks it is now Windows 8. again, not 8.1. I have to help her tomorrow and would appreciate any suggestions of how it can be fixed. Has anyone else had this happen?


A:Windows 8.1 apparently has reverted to 8

First off verify that it is in fact 8.0 and not 8.1. Open the System screen and see what it lists under Windows edition. On my PC in small print it says Windows 8.1, but the large blue text to the right just says Windows 8. If it is Windows 8.0, my guess is the grandson did a factory recovery to fix or cover up something he did. If it is just Windows 8.0, doing all the available Windows updates should make the upgrade to 8.1 available as an option in the Windows Store. You do the upgrade though the windows store. Windows 8.1 - Update to from Windows 8

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Yesterday morning when I turned on my computer it got as far as the second screen and stopped. It said that the CMOS settings were wrong and CMOS Memory Size was wrong. I should Press F1 to run SetUp or F2 to load default values and continue.
After I phoned the Microsoft Helpline I pressed F1 and was able to reset time and date and all was well.
However I am puzzled as to what could have changed the date and time as only a few hours before my wife had turned on the computer with no problem, played a few games and then turned it off again.
The computer is only about three months old and I have Windows XP.
Anyone have any ideas?. Thanks Roger

A:Date and time reverted to 2004

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Hi. Sorry if this is in the wrong section. I installed football manager 2014 yesterday along with hitman pro and malwarwbytes with no problems.

today I turned my laptop on and windows has reverted back to an old style with grey task bars. Also I cannot connect to internet.*

I have checked web and can confirm that it wont let me change to windows 7 theme and I can't perform a system restore as it wont let me. I have uninstalled hitman pro and malwarebytes and have ran a full scan with norton.dont understand why this has happened as my laptop was fine when I turned it off last night.*

Please help as I hate the fact something is wrong with my laptop as I have always looked after it. Anti virus defrag ccleaner etc.thanks in advance any advice would be really really*appreciated

A:PLEASE HELP - windows reverted to old style and no internet

Hi and Welcome to the forum.
Firtst off it really doesn't help to post three topics all the same, it will likely confuse the isse. Put a post on each of the the other threads to say your problem is being dealt with here!
Now try to boot into Safe Mode and try a system restore to a point before you installed FM 2014. Norton will stop a system restore in normal mode but Norton is disabled in Safe Mode.

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I did a repair of Office 2003 and now find that my Address Book in OE is now an old one.

I have tried AddressBook>Tools>Options - Share with MS Outlook (where all my uptodate contact email addresses are), but nothing appears in OE address book

Can you help


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Some GUI features have been removed from the latest development build of Google Chrome, with the Mountain View-based search giant indicating that it needs to do additional testing before implementation. Early adopters can now download Google Chrome 5.0.375.17 for Windows and Mac OS X, through the Dev channel, and those already familiar with past version 5 testing releases will notice a few changes. Essentially, Google has decided to remove some features, impacting the UI.

Full read: Google Chrome 5.0.375.17 with GUI Features Reverted - Available for download - Softpedia

A:Google Chrome 5.0.375.17 with GUI Features Reverted

Screenshot incase anyone is interested.
See more here

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I upgraded to win10 from win7 and started having a problem so I reverted back to win7. The problems from the upgrade followed me back with the revert to win7. The problems have to do with files and folders. I cannot create a file (doc) and save it to my documents file folder. I get a message "you don't have permission to save to this location" contact administrator. Incidentally, I'm the only user of this computer and always have been. I also get a message when trying to open an existing file " document file is locked for editing by (me or unknown user)
I'm totally confused not knowing how to get by this "file locked for editing" and "administrator privilege" needed.
Please tell me how to get around this.
Thanks in advance for any and all advice.

A:Windows 7 (reverted from upgrade to win10

Take Ownership of the save file location and of the file that is Locked.

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Today I installed 6 updates that were released April 7, 2008. However, upon doing so, ALL of my Windows settings were revered to factory: desktop, taskbar, program files, everything. The installed updates were as follows:KB947864 - Cumulative Secutiry Update for IE7 for x64-based SystemsKB948881 - S.U. for ActiveX Killbits for x64-based SystemsKB941693 - S.U. for W.V. for x64-based SystemsKB948590 - S.U. for W.V. for x64-based SystemsKB938371 - Update for W.V. for x64-based SystemsKB890830 - Win. Malicious Software Removal Tool x64Luckily, system restore was able to revert to my pre-update settings, but I have no idea which update(s) caused this issue. If anyone can shed some light on this situation, I'd appreciate it.

Also, I suggest a bit of caution when updating until this situation is resolved, unless you're looking to restore your system to factory.

A:Yesterday's Updates (4/8/08) Reverted to Factory

Didn't see exactly that...but yesterday's updates did not go well for me. I encountered them upon shutting down the computer and it sat with the update message for "2 of 7" for > 14 hours...finally ending within 20 hours.

Afterwards, I see that KB941693 succeeded, KB938371 failed and the rest were ignored. I did all the updates except the MSRT (I mistakenly thought that was the one which failed) from the windows update tool and the updates succeeded.

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I had something strange happen on one of my laptops couple a days ago.

I opened it up. I'm on XP. The first thing I noticed was that my Show Desktop icon in the bottom quick-launch bar was missing. Other icons were all there.

Next I opened Google Chrome, and the bookmarks bar was gone and my start pages had been replaced with the standard "new tab" page that you see when you click open a new tab (big icons for Chrome Web Store, Gmail, Youtube, Google search). I also noticed that a Skype button had been added at top right next to Settings icon.

The next thing I saw was that when opening up MS Word or Excel, I get a dialog box that says Windows is installing something or other, to insert the disk. At another point it asked in a dialog box to enter my name (first box) and initials (second box). I don't remember seeing that one before. Initials?

Skype was logged out, it's normally set to sign in automatically. My username and password were not in the sign-in box, those were blank.

Firefox seemed unaffected.

Hoping there's a simple standard explanation for this kind of strangeness.

A:Some programs reverted to start-out state

Hello, can you return the PC to a date prior to when this started and see how it is?See Windows XP System Restore Guide

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Hey guys I have a weird problem here, my computer reverted it's settings like the day after reformatting it which was 2 weeks ago, don't know why. My installed applications still here but the desktop shortcuts, pinned programs in the taskbar are missing, browsers are still here but the history, cache, add-ons, extensions and every settings for the browsers are deleted, it's like a newly installed one. Also a weird problem with the theme, currently on safe mode (just wanted to go to safe mode), my theme is like Windows XP, don't know that status in normal mode yet. Also before I can get to the desktop, it say's "Welcome" and then after that, this word appeared "Preparing your Desktop". I didn't do anything that will restore the PC to the date of reformatting it.

Edit: I know the reason, my PC did a system recover not restore without my interaction or anyone's interaction, what I did earlier was, plug the cables to the socket, turn on the PC and then selected safe mode (just wanted), while loading files, I went away for a while (don't know what's happening), after coming back, it was on the desktop, noticed shortcuts are missing but files are still there (working), restarted it, noticed that the "Preparing your Desktop" is appearing on the welcome screen. Will do system restore now, and see if every settings, files, etc., is restored, if it works, I need to know what caused my PC to do a system recover without my interaction or anyone's interactio... Read more

A:Computer reverted it's settings like the day after reformatting it.

Ok, just a sitrep, I'm on normal mode now, every setting and shortcuts are restored thanks to system restore, now I only need to know is why recovery manager did it's job without my interaction or anyones interaction.

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Hey, I downloaded a custom icon pack which replaces the original ones with Vista. After installing it, I got most of them to work BUT most of the folder icons are reverted back to Vista's default. If I delete the thumbnail cache and refresh my folders, the new icons are shown for about 2 seconds before reverting back to the default.

This only seems to happen if I set the folder display size to Medium/Large/etc, but if I set it to Small I can see the tiny version of the folder's custom icon properly.

Below is an example of one folder using a new icon and the rest reverting to the default:
Anyone know why this is happening and how I can fix it? I've tried repairing/restructuring the thumbnail cache, etc, but that doesn't seem to be the problem.

A:Custom folder icons are reverted to default


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Right. My folder settings return to default after changing them. (Returns to default instantaneously.) For example, I tick "Show hidden files and folder blabla" after clicking "Apply" It goes back to "Do not show hidden files and folders blablabla". Please help.

Oh and, when I'm opening "C:\" in My Computer, it opens in another window.

How to fix 'em?

A:My folder settings get reverted/return to default!

Hi hotwater, and welcome to TSF.

We need some details about what software you are running.

Please click on the link below, follow the instructions to download and post back details.

Use Belarc Advisor it builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, including Microsoft Hotfixes, and displays the results in your Web browser. All of your PC profile information is kept private on your PC and is not sent to any web server.
NOTE: When providing this information please remove any licenses, listed in the results.

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Hi there

I recently purchased an Acer Aspire for the business & I was very specific at time of purchase that it must NOT run Vista as the accounting software I run is not compatible with Vista.

All went well for about a month & then the accounting software started to play up. I contacted their tech support people & they talked me through a few fixes however during these fixes we discovered latent COMPATIBILITY FOLDERS on the computer that simply should not be on a machine unless it is running Vista. I contacted the store I bought it from & they admitted that it had originally come with Vista but had been upgraded to run Windows 7 Home Premium prior to purchase. He told me to come in & they would remove the components that had not been removed properly during upgrade.

I was unable to go in that day but told them to expect me within a day or two at the most however before I could get back (the following night in fact) the computer ran some scheduled updates from Microsoft & when I went to use it the next day it was all sorts of wrong! It didn't even look the same (desktop) & files were missing or moved. When I went to online help I kept getting diverted to Vista help rather than Windows 7 help. I contacted the computer store again & they said that the update may have found these compatibility folders & freaked out & reverted the machine back to Vista...???

Anyway, I have lost loads of files that I had not yet backed up as I was planni... Read more

A:After update, laptop reverted FROM Windows 7 TO Vista?????

Hello Skye,

Sorry, but a Windows Update WILL NOT revert a upgraded Windows 7 back to Vista like that.

It sounds a lot more likely that the computer store messed up and did a factory restore from the recovery partition on your computer, and that is what restored Vista since that was on your computer from the factory.

If this is what they did, then that most likely may have also wiped out all data that was previously on your computer for good.

I wouldn't let them get away with trying to cover up their mistake with a BS line about it being caused by a Windows Update.

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OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 TL-58, x64 Family 15 Model 104 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1982 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7150M / nForce 630M, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 228165 MB, Free - 75865 MB; D: Total - 10307 MB, Free - 1105 MB;
Motherboard: Wistron, 30D6, 81.51

My laptop appears to have defaulted to its factory settings. All of my personal settings have been deleted and while all the programs I had downloaded remain, when opened they act as if I have never before used them. There even appear to be programs that I had previously downloaded and deleted back on my system. I initially thought all my documents, music, pictures, etc. had been deleted, but it seems a new user folder called TEMP was created and has become the default rather than the user folder I had previously been using.

The last time I used my computer before this happened I didn't do anything differently. I haven't downloaded any new programs, certainly haven't installed any hardware, or anything like that in months. I usually just use my computer for Office and the Internet which made me initially fear a virus. It had been on sleep mode for about 24 hours, however, which is unusually lengthy for me. I called my local comp tech place, and the guy on the phone seemed to think it was a hardware issue, but he said it would be a week before I could get my computer back and I can't aff... Read more

A:Vista reverted to factory settings - sort of

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Hi,I know this seems like an XP issue but i think i still may be infected as these changes/restrictions were done straight after my symantic detected and deleted the 'trojan.fakeAV' which was file 'bolflphtssd.exe'Basically Symantec deleted the virus and didn't need to reboot. But just to be sure I started in safe mode and ran malwarebytes which came up clean. I then shut-down, restarted again only to find the theme had gone to classic (and un-able to revert back) and the network connection was removed, or constantly in the process of handshaking or syncing with the network.I have ran numerous scans with symantec and mbytes in normal mode and safe mode but they have come clean.Any ideas? Maybe just critical data got deleted as well?I look forward to eharing from you. Thanks for your help.Tris.Here is my hijack this log from that computer if that helps.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 12:34:41 PM, on 25/05/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Co... Read more

A:No network connection, theme reverted to classic...

Hello, and to the Malware Removal forum! My online alias is Blade Zephon, or Blade for short, and I will be assisting you with your malware issues!If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.Before we begin cleaning your machine, I'd like to lay out some guidelines for us to follow while we are working together.I will be assisting you with your malware issues. This may or may not resolve other problems you are having with your computer. If you are still having problems after your machine has been determined clean, I will be glad to direct you to the proper forum for assistance.Even if things appear better, that does not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions until I give you the all clean. Absence of symptoms does not mean that all the malware has been removed. If a piece of the infection is left, it can regenerate and reinfect your machine. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding ... Read more

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All of the icons on my desktop, start menu and quick launch suddenly changed to the old windows 98 style when i minimised an IE window. No settings have been changed and I am running Windows XP Home SP1.

A:Solved: Icons reverted to Win98 style - need urgent help

More Information:

This problem originally occurred on 1280x1152 res on 16 bit colour.
The problem fixes itself on 32 bit colour but I can only go upto 1024x768 res.

Hopes this helps.

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Yes, sadly discovered this evening that the Win 10 AU has reverted ALL of my audio file associations to 'Groove' Music, whatever the MS HE!! that is . . . methodically going through the file type re-association process . . . Thank You, MS[NOT!]

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I have recently been cleaning up my computer and removed some older versions of Microsoft. I have Windows XP, and I'm using MS Office 2007. I am still using Outlook Express for email. All of a sudden in the email, my spell check defaults to checking with a French dictionary. When I found a drop down menu for language, only French was shown as an option. Can someone guide me to the location to change the default language to English? Many thanks.

A:Outlook Express spell check reverted to French

Hi and welcome to TSG.

Did this happen right after you installed Office 2007?

If so, here is an old thread with a possible solution.

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I made the mistake of upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 10 on my Dell XPS 702X laptop before reading that Dell does NOT intend to upgrade drivers to support the laptop on the newer OS. I reverted back to 10 due to the fans running all the time and the laptop was always running hot.

The reversal process appeared to go fine without errors, but almost every day since August the system will suddenly stop and reboot. It always hangs on the welcome screen. After looking up the issue on various forums, I found that a temp fix that sometimes helps is to turn off the wireless lan card during hard shutdown and restart, or sometimes booting to safe mode with a command prompt and running chkdsk /f.

It did it again today, and I started digging deeper. I have turned off the automatic restart in properties and now it should BSOD me with a more specific error. The error log indicates a LONG list of the same error. I'm not savvy enough to begin to understand this! Thanks in advance:

Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
Date: 10/14/2016 1:27:25 PM
Event ID: 41
Task Category: (63)
Level: Critical
Keywords: (2)
Computer: John-PCLaptop
The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.
Event Xml:
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A:Windows 7 upgraded to 10, reverted to 7, now random reboots, locked up

Whatever you do to fix will never make your laptop run as it should.
My suggestion:
- Backup all your data
- Do a clean install or use the Dell factory recover disk.

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When going to or with WINXP in IE8 or Chrome I get an old copy of the google page with the black bar across the top. The search results are shown differently also. The page address starts with (custom search?) and there are some options missing . It only shows web and image, no search tools etc. Also the output is shifted to the left margin and the "go to next page" bit is missing the arrows for next. With firefox, it is all OK. Bing has stopped working completely in Chrome & IE. The picture is missing and none of the search actions do anything. MSN takes me to the NL page rather than the EN-GB one. It reverts to this after I reset it. takes me to my emails OK. It still works OK in Firefox.How do I get IE and Chrome back the way they were please?I have cleared cache & cookies and that makes no difference.Chrome is Version 38.0.2125.122 m. Google Chrome is up to date.IE is V8 - the latest that will run on WINXP.Firefox (which works OK) is 33.1I have tried disabling addons & extensions - still the same.All of this used to work OK. It just stopped and I cannot identify the reason.

A:Google reverted to old page & Bing stopped working

Try resetting IE & Chrome:Chrome Click the three horizontal bars at top-right and choose Settings.Scroll down and click Show advanced settings.Scroll down to bottom and click Reset settings.Restart browser.IETools >> Internet Options.Click the Advanced tab.Click the Reset button.Restart browser.message edited by phil22

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My wife's laptop auto updated to Windows 10 last week and everything had been working perfectly until yesterday. Suddenly her desktop/start menu reverted from the new Windows 10 start menu to the old Windows 8.1 desktop. I did some searching and supposedly if you go through control panel, appearance, taskbar and start menu properties there should be a start menu tab where you select which one you want. That tab doesn't exist on her machine or mine for that matter. I also verify that notebook mode was turned off.

How can I get her desktop/start menu back to the standard Windows 10 style?

A:Desktop/Start Menu reverted to Windows 8 style?

Right-click the desktop and select personalize. Then select the default Windows 10 theme.

Also, are you running ClassicShell?

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Hi. I seem to have got a virus. Any program I use seems to have reverted back to it's default seetings. In photoshop CS2 I lost all the colour settings. When I try to restore the previous settings I now only have a choice of 4. Before there was about 30. I scanned with XoftSpySE and it found Deskbar.exe and secondthought. I have this file secondthought now for several weeks. It always shows up on XoftSpySE. Every time I remove t but it always comes back when I restart my Computer. Do I need to re-install Photoshop to get my colour settings. Do I still have spyware on the computer. Below is the Hijack Logfile.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 20:44:18, on 20/11/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Maxtor\OneTouch\Utils\SyncServices.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Communicator\xcommsv... Read more

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System: Vista Home Premium 32 / Sony Vaio Computer / (6) acomdata external hard disc drives - USB 2.0 connectors.

Six months ago I converted all of the Ext HDs from fat32 to NTFS, using the windows utility, in order to store multi gb files. Today, I attempted to store a 6.5gb single file on one of the hard disks and received an insufficient space notice. When I checked Computer - Drive - Properties, I found that my format had changed back to Fat 32. I then checked "format.." on the right click menu and found that the file system of the drive was still listed as NTFS (Default). And there was an option to "restore defaults". Will this option restore the NTSF in properties without deleting content from the drive?

I assume that, regardless, of what properties indicates it still must have the NTSF directories because there are several single files of over 5gb on the drive.

Three of the other drives have the same issue. Sorry, if this is a newbie problem, but your assistance would be greatly appreciated.


A:Solved: External Hard Drives reverted from NTSF to Fat 32

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I installed Windows Live Mail but didn't like it. So, I uninstalled it and reverted back to Windows Mail. Now, when I select some pictures and right-click, send to> mail recipient I am allowed to set the size of the attached pictures but the mail client never opens. Instead the attachement sizer window just closes and I'm back to my desktop. I tried setting the defaults in Windows Mail but that didn't seem to help. Any ideas? Thanks.

A:Reverted to Windows Mail and now I can't attach pictures to email

1. In Vista... click "Start" (the orb with the flag, bottom left of your screen.

2. Click "Default Programs"

3. Click "Set your default programs"

4. Click "Windows Mail"

5. Click "Set this program as default

Now you should be able to right click your picture, click send and it will now open Windows Mail for you.

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I use keepass on my laptop. I store all my username/passwords for everything on it. Today i noticed when i started keepass... i noticed I could not log into several of my accounts. I had wondered why. Until i took a look and many username/passwords for certain sites are not shown in it. I then looked and see many of my username/passwords... all of these got reverted back to early last year. Not long ago i had changed my passwords for many sites and added other sites and passwords.

So many of my email accounts, i could not log into it because the password thats in the keepass that i copy and paste now... well its the wrong password b/c i had these pw's changed. It wasn't that long ago but it wasn't that recent. I did however have a piece of paper that i wrote many of my username/passwords down in case. However, i didn't do this for every single site.

Does anyone know what happened here and how did this happen? I always used an old version of keepass and everytime keepass starts, it ask if i want to upgrade and i always clicked no. Im not sure but i think there is a small chance i could have clicked yes this time though i dont think this happened.

Can someone tell me how in the world did this happen to my keepass? I also noticed i had 2 keepass. I have one that says keepass1 and keepass2. Keepass2 was the new one where i made changes to it. Does that mean the only way this happened was i opened keepass1... then saved it and overrode keepass2?

My issue is m... Read more

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I am not sure how to begin to describe my problem, so I will recount my experience in chronological order and describe the problem as I go. I have provided a couple of images for reference as well.

Last night, I only had one hard disk in my computer, a Seagate. It is Disk 0 in the Disk Management screenshot below. I installed two more hard disks (both Western Digital), converted them to dynamic, striped them, and created a volume (G. I moved some data to the new G: volume. If it's relevant, then it may help you to know that one of them already had a Windows installation of its own. Reformatting it should have deleted all that information, though. Then I went to bed.

When I woke up, my computer had restarted because Windows had automatically updated. This is where things start to go wrong. My computer was stuck at boot-up on a blank screen with a flashing underscore. I restarted a couple of times, and Windows would try to boot but fail and stop at the same screen. I went into the BIOS, and while I could manually select my Seagate from a boot list, it was not showing up in my BIOS' boot order settings. I removed every other device from the boot order, and my computer will now boot normally. So, I have actually resolved this issue but am telling you about it in case it may be relevant to my current problem.

Afterward, I noticed that my G: volume was not appearing in Explorer. I checked Disk Management and discovered that one of my disks has failed (screenshot below). He... Read more

A:Striped dynamic disk failure: one missing, one reverted to basic(?)

Two questions to start:

1: Why is Windows set to update automatically?

2: Why are you using dynamic disks at all?

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I've been offered the same 14 updates over and over. They fail to configure after reboot and are reverted. In the attached picture all show 800F0826 except for the one marked (that one is 80070005). I suspect permissions on the registry or filesystem are to blame.

I removed IE11 from my features a year ago when IE11 updates started to fail. I tried to add IE11 back,. but the updates still failed. I also tried turning IIS off in add remove features, but those got reverted.

Cleaned out Catroot2, CBS and WindowsUpdate.log in repair boot shell to get logs as clean and empty as possible. Not sure if that was a bad idea, but I got frustrated.
Reattempted update
Ran SubInACL* to grant access to the Adminstrators to registry and file system. Those logs are huge (3 GB plus and I don't have tools to parse them, plus I don't know where failure to set permissions are to be expected.
I ran latest SURT and got a clean CheckSUR log
SFC /scannow found no issues.
Attached is the windows update log
The zip file for the CBS folder is too large to attach so here is the OneDrive link Microsoft services
*SubInACL used

"c:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Resource Kits\Tools\subinacl.exe" /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f
"c:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Resource Kits\Tools\subinacl.exe" /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f
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A:Updates repeated fail to configure and are reverted 800F0826 80070005

This appears to be the initial error...

2015-03-21 18:52:59, Info CSI 0000006f Begin executing advanced installer phase 38 (0x00000026) index 67 (0x0000000000000043) (sequence 106)
Old component: [ml:318{159},l:316{158}]"Microsoft-Windows-MediaPlayer-Core, Culture=neutral, Version=6.1.7601.18150, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35, ProcessorArchitecture=amd64, versionScope=NonSxS"
New component: [ml:318{159},l:316{158}]"Microsoft-Windows-MediaPlayer-Core, Culture=neutral, Version=6.1.7601.18741, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35, ProcessorArchitecture=amd64, versionScope=NonSxS"
Install mode: install
Installer ID: {1b265fd2-721c-4e59-ad55-9d102a5d1d7f}
Installer name: [12]"SppInstaller"
2015-03-21 18:53:00, Info CBS Progress: UI message updated. Operation type: Update. Stage: 1 out of 1. Percent progress: 71.
2015-03-21 18:53:03, Info CSI [email protected]/3/21:22:53:03.029 [68]"SPP Installer: SLpUpdateComponentTokens completed with hr=0x80070005"
2015-03-21 18:53:03, Info CSI [email protected]/3/21:22:53:03.029 [161]"SPP Installer: ProcessInstallOrUninstall (amd64_Microsoft-Windows-MediaPlayer-Core_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.18741_neutral_c59eec9d) completed with hr=0x80070005"
2015-03-21 18:53:03, Error CSI [email protected]/3/21:22:53:03.029 (F) CMIADAPTER: Inner Error Message from AI HRESULT = HRESULT_FROM_WIN32(... Read more

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Hi. I bought Windows 7 64bit home edition on a disk with my new Novatech pc over a year ago, and it successfully activated. Until 30 days ago it ran fine. Then the Windows not genuine pop got going with a link for activating online. I used slmgr /dlv which showed that the computer thinks my Windows is in its 'grace period', on a countdown from 30 days to 0 (tomorrow!).

Any suggestion, anyone? Here's what did NOT work:

Online activation (nothing happens)

Phone activation

Microsoft support - phoned them.
They talked me through a few things that did not work, then gave up.

slui.exe, scannow, chkdsk

Here is the diagnostics file:

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0019.0):
WGA Data-->
Validation Status: Genuine
Validation Code: 0

Cached Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-MGVXB-D8TWR-XYK7K
Windows Product Key Hash: BwAUykrwiZboXJk+MbD3sQxKSEk=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8704574-20350
Windows Product ID Type: 3
Windows License Type: OEM System Builder
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {296873BB-14AE-45A0-B5C2-ED74EE95ACC3}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
WGA Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_ldr.160516-0600
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, h... Read more

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   Evidently while trying to take advantage of the Windows 10 Upgrade, somehow some damage was done to a file(s) from my old  Windows 8.1 OS pertaining to a missing, or damaged, file....  \windows\system32\boot\winload.exe  ...  which
in turn rewflects an Error code:  0xc0000001...
  At any rate, as a result, I am not able to boot up without an installation disc, nor perform the requested "Restart" to continue with the Windows 8.1 reinstallation because of this Error, and missing file(s), and am at my wits end...
  Please does anyone have any idea what my best course of action might be at this point, as I have seeminglly tried everything that I could think of for the better part of two weeks now.
  Last night a gal that lives a few doors down checked in on me, because she hadn't seen me for those two weeks and was just pretty concerned about whether I was allright or not, and she suggested that I take the laptop to an outside Technician, but
unfortunately, I am a disabled  U.S. Veteran, and I just don't have alot of money to work with.
  If someone could please help me with this litlle bit of a predicament, I would surely appreciate it more than you could ever know.
  Thank you....  And I Wish you Happy Holidays!
     -Otto Pedersen

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It happened so I've erased boot.ini file on my laptop machine. What tool can be used to recover it? (i need the tool to boot also, as boot.ini is gone and i can't boot normally). HDD is internal, NTFS format.

A:need back boot.ini

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Hi all,
I find that the Windows 7 boot screen slows down the boot process on my machine. Is there a way to restore the old Vista scrolling loading bar? I know it's there as my netbook uses it.


A:Changing the Windows 7 Boot Screen back to Vista's boot screen

Boot manager is the same as in vista! It doesn't slow down your machine.
Or do you mean something different with "boot screen"?

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I know there are at least a couple people on here that rather I wouldnt get back into the "dual boot" problems again but you were so great in helping me set it up that I thought I would throw one more situation your way.

The boot process is working fine, just as you said it would..

My question is: Why cant I see the drive letter and files of the Slave drive when I boot into Master?? When I boot into the Slave, it has assigned the Master a drive letter and gives me access to files in the Master.. Shouldn't it be the same for both???

Any/all comments and suggestions appreciated

A:Back To Dual Boot

Hi again,
If I remember correctly you are using 2 x XP Home edition. Did you format the drives in "Disk management"?

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Hello All,

I'm at my whits end with this one now.
I'm either not on the right path and been researching the entirely wrong solution or what I'm asking for just isn't achievable.
I've tried the unattended setup, post-PXE boot and it throws up more errors than I care to mention, after following again, numerous tutorials and got fed up of it.

I've spent probably in excess of 8 hours trawling through tutorial after tutorial after tutorial and the problem is most of them are either out of date (most up to date one was 2011) and no longer applicable on current platforms or the solutions just don't
work - or, on the slim chance, I'm asking too much of what I need.

Before people start throwing more tutorials at me, a list of all the websites I've been on already and failed to meet my requirements are at the bottom of this post, which include links within each page relating to the subject, so please don't just quote the
same tutorial again.
Apologies if that sounds brash but I'm fed up of reading the same thing over and over again.


- I want to have a base-PC setup with everything I need on it. (Ninite, Office, Remote Access Software, Updates etc)
- I want to be able to take a FULL capture of that completed install and put it on a WDS server so I can roll out identical duplicates of that completed image.

Once the image has been deployed, the only thing that will need to change is:

- Add PC to the domain.
- Add User-specific email details in O... Read more

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Ok, this seems to be the most knowledgeable forum out there, most places I have tried people don't even know what I'm talking bout.

So first, there is a thing call in-place upgrade, I believe it started in XP. This is where you install over the existing OS with the original CD. It replaces files but keeps your data. Windows 7 claims it dint have it but that's not true.

Here is how to do it.
How to Restore Your Files From the Windows.old Folder After Upgrading

Now my issue:

I did a in place upgrade from win7 ult. to win7 ult. ( same CD ). Setup did indicate all files and setting will remain so I proceeded. Everything went great until the final restart. Windows just said that it failed to upgrade and will now roll back my system. On reboot I saw my old "windows 7 64 boot option" and like an idiot I selected it just to see it it was done. To my surprise it didn't boot to the OS and instead finished the install that is said could not be completed. After that reboot I quick learned it was a new install. And on top of that Windows put a 32 bit windows 7 on there. Well no wonder if failed because you can install a 32 bit of a 64 bit.
So now I want to roll back but the boot loader option is gone. I do see the files windows made to the roll back, I just need to know how to set up the windows 7 boot loader to roll it back.

this is not the windows.old deal... ( again this is an in-place upgrade ) Most people dont even know about this.
here are the folders... Read more

A:fix my roll back boot.

There should be a file called rollback.exe - can't recall which of those folders it may be during in place install.

You will need to have a look ,from winpe you can shift+f10 to get cmd promt, then notepad >file >save to browse.

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I had Windows XP on my Western Digital drive and I installed Windows 7 on my Seagate drive . I want to remove Windows XP from the Western Digital drive and format it to use as a data drive. How can I do this?

Disk Management:
Seagate (C:) Boot, Page File Active, Crash Dump Primary Partition
Western Digital (D:) System, Active, Primary Partition

A:How do I go back to single-boot?

I too, would really appreciate knowing how to do this. I recently had a hdd crash, so I reinstalled Windows 7 on my other drive. Now I'm all set up, on the start up screen it still continues to give me the "dual boot" option, even though I have formatted that drive.

Anyone know how to remove the dual boot option? Specifically for W7, I know in XP you could edit the boot.ini file, but with W7, I'm stumped!

Any help is appreciated!

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Iv installed win 7 on one drive,XP on another.
During boot up,i have the option to boot C:windows 7(Primary),or older OS,IE D:WinXP.
I would like to format the XP drive,& do away with the options in boot.
Any help please.Thanks

A:Revert back to win 7 Boot up

Hello disgo55,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Type msconfig into the start menu search and hit Enter. Boot tab, select the xp boot option and click delete. Format the XP drive. Should do it. Reboot to see that it's gone.

Hope this helps.


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my pc said i had spyware so i downloaded "super anti spyware removal"

i did a scan and it removed the spyware and it said to remove all spyware restart your pc which i did

after restart i get this message with a black screen ' CLICK TO START WINDOWS NORMALLY OR RESTART IN 30SECONDS' i also see start in safe mode

my keyboard wont work to do the above, ive tried a few different keyboards and neither are working on my pc (keyboards do work) on start i kept hitting f8 which i read to do else were but this aint working either

any ideas? thanks

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i made a booboo by changing the boot.ini file, and now it wont allow me to boot back in sothat i can reverse that change. What can I do? I have the original install CD and tried to boot from that, but the only options I had there was

1/ install win2k (which idont want to do)
2/ repair win2k (ditto)
3/ exit set up
there is no option 4 which should be let me the hell in without bothering me with the first 2 options.

Luckily, I have a network at home, so I am trying to search around onhow to make a bootable CD 'cause may be that will just boot and wont bother me with the install caca.

Now, does it have to win2k boot cd or it will boot with true dos disk as well? (the computer had ME when i bought it and now i use win2k)

thank you guys!!

A:please help! i can't boot back to windows

Can you boot to a Command Prompt and then type: edit boot.ini?
What exactly did you edit out of your boot.ini file?

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My Dell Dimension 8400 suddenly won't boot up, and Dell told me I would have to reinstall the OS (XP Media Center Edition). I would rather try to repair the boot files first in order to save all of my apps, drivers and files. But before trying this, I would like to move my SATA HDD to another PC and make it a slave so that I can backup my files to an external HD. Is this a complex task? Dell also told me that all of my OE apps are stored on a partition in my HDD, so a reinstall will put me back to the way my PC was when I first got it, but I would then have to try to find all the drivers for everything I have since installed.
Any ideas on this would be most appreciated.

A:XP will not boot, how to back up files?

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Hi there, here are the specs and comp. basics first to get them out of the way:
Averatec 5100A series
2GB RAM (upgraded 10 months ago)
Windows XP
No new software or hardware
No recent errors
I forget the SPU speed, but I think it's 1.8G (AMD)
The laptop, I believe is from 2005/2004
Feel free to ask me any questions.
I was playing games, etc. and my laptop overheated (that's not the problem, it's happened before). It crashed, I let it cool off, and it started up. At the log in screen, my wireless mouse worked and only a select few keys on the keyboard worked (L, A, arrow keys only when shift is held down, and that's about it). Since the keyboard wasn't working properly, I couldn't log in. I restarted the computer again, with the same thing.

I then took off the panel underneath on my laptop, exposing my RAM, heat sink, fan, etc. and cleaned the dust out of the vent. I took out the fan, wiped it off, took off the heat sink, wiped it off, took out the top slot of RAM to see if there was anything underneath, and put everything back.
I plugged my computer back in, hit the power button and I see the light ome on for 3 seconds, then I hear a power down sound, and it's off. The fan never started, the screen never came on. This happens several times.

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A:Laptop will not boot back up

I&#8217;ve only worked on one laptop in my life, but personally I think it sounds like its overheating. I'd reseat the heatsink/fan. If it's not mounted right, it will overheat very quickly (assuming you haven&#8217;t &#8220;cooked&#8221; it from overheating already). Also when you "took out the fan, wiped it off, took off the heat sink, wiped it off", did you reapply any thermal paste?

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So i installed my new MSI Z77A-G45 motherboard i tried to put my windows in secure boot i been all threw click bios 2 and i have everything set windows 8 mode is on in the bios, secure boot is enabled and set to standard, boot mode is set to legacy+UEFI makes no difference whether i set it to uefi or that as system info says bios is in UEFI mode, i just don't get it everything is set right, gather i did not reinstall windows but it booted up like no tomorrow without issue, i installed the mainboard chipset just in case, to weed out errors if there was any. It said something about it might have been an older version, but it don't look like it changed anything that i can see. So what gives ?? why can't i get secure boot to show as on in windows the bios clearly states it is on?. can someone shed some light on this for me like maybe i'm missing a step in this click bios 2.

A:i can't seem to get my windows to go back into secure boot

If you installed a new motherboard and are using a pre-existing install of Windows. You have to fully reinstall the OS, even if the motherboards are the same.

You really do not need Secure boot enabled. You can leave it off. But if Windows 8 is installed in UEFI mode, the bios has to have UEFI enabled.

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I want to try Vista ( Ultimate ) so I have installed it on a partition next to Win XP PRO SP3.

Previously I used to use a prgram called XACT copy to make an identical copy of my entire hard disk with OS all the programs & settings & all the data. If something went wrong with primary hard drive, I can switch to the backed up copy in less than 2 minutes & ready to use.

But now XACT copy does not work with Vista & they have not come up with a Version for Vista.

Is there a way to do the same thing with a dual boot system ? ( i.e. make an exact copy of the whole hard drive with both OS' & data ? )

Thank You.

A:How do I back up a Dual Boot System ?

Any HD imaging software (Ghost & Acronis True Image) will do nicely.

Dual Boot systems need to insure that the MBR is also copied

Usually you image the HD when booted from a CD, not a running system.

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I had a dual booting system with win 7 and XP (thanks to this great group). It worked flawlessly for a year. Then one day, the circuit that the computer was on tripped (had a heater on in the room on the same circuit).
After resetting the circuit breaker, the win7 MRB(boot manager) seemed to be screwed up. Now, only XP showed up in the boot manager. Windows 7 seemed to be gone.
When I boot into xp, it went through the startup process, but instead of getting the desktop, it rebooted. Then, at the end of the boot up I got nothing ... no xp or windows 7.
What I got were all these error messages about my hard drive. However, I knew they were fine because I tested them with diskchk on another computer and found no errors.
I read a thread here about fixing Win7 by running the disk repair 3 times. This worked, and then I got Windows 7 back.
But now I have no XP in the boot manger.
So I followed another thread how to use EasyBCD 2.0 to add XP to the boot Manager. This did add it to the MRB, but when I try to go into XP it just gives me a black screen.
I have included pics of the EASYBCD 2.0 and my disk management.
Can somebody help get XP back up and running. All my boys' favorite star wars game are on this drive and they're driving me crazy!
Thanks so much you guys are the best.

A:dual boot system how do I get XP back

Since you have separate HD's you can boot either OS via the BIOS boot order or BIOS one-time Boot Menu which is normally F8 or ESC on Asus. THis will make the Windows-managed Dual Boot unnecessary and free the HD's to come and go as you please without complication.

To fix XP now, unplug the Win7 HD, set XP HD as first to Boot in BIOS setup (or swap the WIn7 cable to it) then run an XP Repair Install following these steps closely: XP Repair Install

After XP starts, change the BIOS boot order back to Win7 as first HD to boot (or swap cable back) then when you need to boot XP, press the Asus F8 or ESC keys at bootup to open Boot Menu popup.

If you continue to get a Windows-managed Dual Boot menu then use EasyBCD 2.0 to Edit Boot Menu and remove listings. Or you can configure a Dual Boot by on Add OS if you want to go that way.

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I am preparing to buy a new system with win7 premium home installed. However, in the event of a crash (happened before) where would I get a Win 7 disk to reinstall the operating system on a new hard drive or computer. I have been told that you can create back-up disk, that take multipule disk. But if booting up a new hard drive, how would I reinstall the full version 7 operating ssytem?

A:Windows 7 back-up/boot disk

Make a system image of your hard drive and save it to a seperate partition... See Brinks tutorial on this -=> Here

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I (stupidly maybe) used a program to allow me to use my own start up screen. Ive now decided i don't want it but cant get the original one back.
All i get is a black/blank screen with a few white dashes at the very top of the screen.
Its bugging me, more than causing any problems.
Is this image something i can down load and re instate.

Thanks for any help.

A:How do i get the pulsating W7 image back as i boot up?

Hello Fliplip.

Does the program have an undo option? You might see if uninstalling the program may undo it's action?

If not, then you might see if running a sfc /scannow command to repair any system files that the program may have altered may allow it to work properly afterwards.

If still not, then you could try either a startup repair, or do a system restore using a restore point dated before you used the program to undo it completely.

Hope this helps,

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got used HP model a350n PC w XP;boots to H not C----Had assigned my name and password and didn't realize it opens H(recovery partition only--only has 7GB and very little space left for programs--The C partition is assigned to Guest which doesn't allow me to connect to the internet nor go into help files,etc----Have read other sites about this and don't seem to find right answer for me----It seems the XP operating system is on both partitions---as though I have 2 separate puters but on same harddrive----Have tried the reconfig window to see if can change default--It shows 2 operating systems with a bit different title--not C and H---I'm a senior and use dialup for my net---I can copy some programs ftrom H over to C and copy some files like pictures over to C so to free up space on H which does allow me to use email thru firefox--but have no room to get flashplayer, antivirus, other needed programs----Thxmessage edited by muzkguy

A:How to get C back to default boot which is on H(recovery)

What country are you guys in? full of crap!!!!Both my puters are HP Pavilions and I have the manuals and spec on boths--and there are 2 partitions---You don't read what I'm saying and you disrespect me as a senior as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!--I happen to have 5 years of college and have been computing for 10 years---My 03 says it is 160 GB for the HD and 142 is on C and H is the recovery partition with 7 GB-----There are 2 separate XPs on each partition as well as the recovery XP is also on H--I know all about the assigned letters--I go into the My Computer page and they are all shown there----also my best friend has a degree in computer science and rebuilds puters---I'm sorry to get angry but you all are full of it--period!!!!!!!

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I had win7 and win8 on my system. then I deleted win7 and installed a fresh copy. the boot screen is now traditional black and white boot screen where we have to choose OS. I want win8 blue boot screen back. plz help.

A:how to get back blue boot screen.

That happened to me when I set Windows 7 as the default OS. When I switched it back to Windows 8 as the default I got the Blue Windows 8 graphical boot menu back. My guess is its something to do with the way the dual boot was setup.

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My apologies if this problem has been addressed before. It's difficult to search for Back Up Tool THEN problem when so many threads contain problem THEN Back Up Tool.

Problem Description: For the first time, I decided to back up my C: Drive using the Windows back up image tool. I selected my internal D: drive as the storage target. The recovery tool ran, and ran, and ran. The "back up" portion of the event had finished, but the "create shadow copy" went on for a good hour before I aborted the activity. The tool window never closed. After a while I hit the "x" button, but the window remained open. I clicked the shutdown icon and selected "restart", the restarting screen came up and remained for another hour or so before I cut the power to my pc.

Immediate problem: Now, my PC won't boot up. It gets to the windows 8 icon and the spinning dots never stop circling each other.

Attempted remedies: If I disconnect the SATA cable to my D: drive, the pc boots up. I can then connect the D: drive as an external and it will load. I deleted the back up image folder and the .dat file that was created on it. These are the only 2 files I could see created around the time of the back up, with "show hidden files" enabled. However if I reconnect the drive as an internal, my PC still won't boot. I have tried reverting to an older system restore point, but this has not affected whatever is going on during bootup.

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A:Back Up Image corrupted my hdd, PC won't boot up.

Can you wipe the 1TB drive using diskpart clean command or is there data on there you don't want to lose? If you can wipe it you can then partition and quick format it and it should be useable again.

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Okay my friend had an user account set up on her computer and we went in to uncheck that so that she didn't have that option any more. when we shut down and booted back up a screen came up asking for her password. When she typed in the password this came up...The system could not log you on. Make sure your user name and domain are correct, Then type your password again. Letters i passwords must be typed using the correct case. needless to say we can not boot her computer back up so what do we do? Please help

A:Solved: Help can't boot computer back up

I think you can boot up.. but not access your account.... anyhow you could always crack the password..

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Dual boot system: W98 on drive C, XP sp2 on drive E (this is on a second disk).
Installed ghost 2003 on C (W98), and from there made 2 images of C and E on drive D (that’s another partition of my second disk). Tested these images in Norton and seem to be fine. This was 6 months ago.
Today, I experienced some problems with XP, and I’d like to restore using the image I did of drive E. I would do it again from W98, which is working fine and has ghost installed.

1-Will it work? or am I doing anything wrong?
2-If any or both my two hard disks get useles, will images made on CD of C and E be enough to recover my dual boot system on new similar hard disks?

Thanks a lot

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Hi there, I got a Lenovo n200 with preinstalled Vista on it. I partitioned the drive and reduced the Vista partition to 63gb, then installed XP on the other partition. Since that time I've only ever used XP, in fact I hadn't even installed the dual boot software to get back into Vista (this was more than a year ago).

Now, I see that the 63gb drive is full, and I can't figure out why. I installed EasyBCD, got into Vista and ran TreeSize Free. The analysis shows 16.7gb is used, but at the bottom of the window of course it says only 2.29gb of 63.5 is free.

I can't access the RRbackups file, nor the System Volume information but it says Folder is Empty.

I also checked ghe vssadmin settings and it was nothing out of the ordinary, 2gb or something.

Can anyone offer up any idea about what this might be, and how I can fix it? 50gig is a lot of space to lose :(

A:Is it possible to go from dual boot back to single?

Agh, - update. It WAS the rrbackups file. It said empty, but once I removed the Lenovo backup program itself, I found all the backup files and sure enough it was 48gb. So, yay on that, but now even though there is more than 50GB of free space, the Shrink Volume says zero available to shrink?

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Dear All,
I am dual booting Win 8 with Win 7. The 1st time i installed Win 8, the boot manager presented me a nice green background image with the option to boot into the desired OS. Win 8 was set as default. I changed that to Win 7.
Now, after restarting the machine, I am no longer getting that boot image..rather textual version (dos like) with black background is coming

Plz let me know how to get back to the earlier green background boot screen.


A:Help me get back green boot screen

Not sure you can with Seven as the default OS.

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i'll tell you what i do know, in return for someone offering advice on what that caused or what i need to do!!! hahaha PLEASE HELP !!!!

desktop intel home build, worked fine for 5yrs
took a 19gb hard drive out
plugged in a 40gb hard drive
assumed the position and forgetting that i hadn't formatted the new (though old) hard drive, screen said couldn't find ntfscsddsdblah whatever and only gave a reboot option
freaked out, put the 19gb back in
now nothing happens
did take the ram's out (to blow the dust of them) all 3 went back in as were
on boot, motherboard light comes on and stays on, hard drive spins, front panel disc drives do their 'just seein if your home' light up check, then nothing.
nothing on the monitor, does click on (could just be from plugging it into the power) but goes to hibernate mode.
can't turn tower off, only way to stop the hard drive is to pull the plug
there are no beep sounds on startup and the monitor does work on another tower.
did i kill something?
is there something that i have missed here?

any ideas on getting this thing to go again would be INSANELY HIGHLY APPRECIATED, aside from it going into the dumpster?

A:put hard drive back in - NOW IT WON'T BOOT

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