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Boot Ini paths screwed up after recovery

Q: Boot Ini paths screwed up after recovery

After a bad recovery, I couldn't get a portion of windows to work. Went to Hp and microsoft both for the problem. Hp's suggestion on the matter, was to use F8, windows advance options. and select return to os choices.

Problem was I didn't know which to choose, nor, if I was following the right procedure. Would someone answer this please. Thank you


Xp pro sp2 Media center edition
os Xp pro, ie 6 after recovery

Boot. INi

[Operating systems]
Multi(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\Windows="Windows XP media Center Edition"/noexecute=optin/fastdetect
C:\cmdcons\Bootsect.Dat="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console'/cmdcons

A: Boot Ini paths screwed up after recovery

What appears from the first looks,
You should choose C:\Windows.

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there two windows xp professionals installe dmy pc .
How can I delete the second?

A:Boot Paths

Go to Start/Run and type msconfig go to the Boot.ini tab click Check All Boot Paths

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i installed vista on a spare dock drive to test it out i decided i liked it so i ordered another drive for vista to run on then i backed up my storage drive and then formated the drive from a XpPro x64 OS and reinstalled vista on its own dedicated hdd the prob is when the installer reboots and it gets back to vistas boot screen it shows 1 xp boot path and 2 vista boot paths one works and the other doesn't but in the one that dose i get all kinds of missing file and corrupt file errors any ideas?
oh and is there anyway to speed up the vista install its kinda sluggish (normal?)
thanks in advance.

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

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

So far so good.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Dos paths and unix paths conversion

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

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

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

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I bought a Windows 8 laptop, ASUS Q500A, and reformatted it with Windows 7.
I went into the BIOS and used "Restore Defaults" and now all Boot Option Priorities are deleted.

Each time I boot the laptop, it automatically goes to BIOS (or UEFI).

I tried inserting the Windows 7 disc so I can access Startup Repair or Command Prompt but it freezes before it could get anywhere even when I tried it with an external CD/DVD drive.

I cannot get the laptop to boot to the hard drive or CD drive at all,
please tell me how I can reset the boot option priorities so it will be boot to the hard drive again.

Thank you.

A:Boot priorities and paths deleted after BIOS reset to default.

A Win8 PC needs Secure Boot turned off to Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7.

If this fails or you'd prefer it you can Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7

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Somehow my hard drive was deleted. Or at least a portion of it and a goodly amount of mp3's. Well I used a data recovery program but now manyof the mp3's will either not play, play as another song. Play as one song then play the song their supposed to be, etc. What gives and can i correct this?

A:Solved: Data recovery has all my mp3's screwed????

Probably not.

The files were likely "fragmented" on the hard disk drive, and the recovery does not recognise that, so you end up with bits joined that shouldn't be and bits missing.

You are lucky to get anything recovered that is playable.

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Hi all. My wifes pc was hit with the windows recovery virus. I thought I had it all cleaned but her pc is still goofed up. Though the desktop displays it is unusable. You can't even drag and drop things to the desktop. Things are missing in accessories such as system tools etc. This leads me to believe she is still infected with something. I appreciate any and all help you can give me.
Thank you for your time.

A:Windows recovery virus. Still screwed up

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include the link to this topic in your new topic and a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Once you have created the new topic, please reply back here with a link to the new topic.

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Hello, I'm posting this from my XP, because my Windows 7 Toshiba Satellite L655D-S5164 won't load Windows or the Startup Repair by itself anymore.
It recently had been attacked by a virus (or malware, don't know the specifics on what separates them) and to get control of my computer went into safe mode and did a system restore to a restore point. That was so I could back up stuff I wanted and then do a full System Recovery.
Then I went in to do the System Recovery and it seemed like something was running behind it or something, like it didn't start the system recovery correctly. It said it was initializing some partitioning process, so I figured it was just starting up the whole process for the recovery, so figuring I'd start the process over again, I held my power button for the 5 seconds and shut it off. (Stupid I know. I don't claim to be the most computer savvy person ever lol.)
Now when I turn it on, it doesn't start windows and immediately tells me that Bootmgr is missing. I can go into my computer's options (with the F12 and F2 keys before the Bootmgr is missing screen). So I figured I'd just do one of those startup repairs so I could get back into Windows. A family member has a Windows 7 64-bit machine (like mine) and I made a Startup Repair disk and booted it up in my computer. I went to do startup repair and it didn't work, and then I tried to do a recovery from this disk, but it acts like I have no operating system on my computer, let alone the necessary stuff to d... Read more

A:System Recovery Screwed Up - Bootmgr is missing.


it came with the means to do a system recovery on it's recovery partition

Backup all of your files you want off your computer using an Ubuntu Live CD. And save them to a USB Flash Drive/HDD. Then do the System Recovery to take your computer back to Factory Defaults and then restore the backed up files from the backup drive.

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First I had to laugh, daughters laptop Packard Bell EASYNOTE MZ35-V-060UK wouldnt start and when asked if she had done a backup recently.... erm no, so we giggled.
Asked for her Vista install disk 'Dont have one I dont think, unless you mean the recovery disk I made when we got it', Yeah okay that will do the trick.
All we had for a few hours was a black screen, first giving two options to either load windows normally or attempt repair, then another mentioning an error 0x...forgotten...000000f, please use vista install disk and reboot.... WTF, no install disk.
The recovery disk wont boot.
Then...... nothing.
The errors and previous suggestions that we use the recovery console no longer come up, all we get is OS not installed, please insert Install disk and reboot.
Laptop is out of its guarantee.
So we have a dead laptop and a useless recovery disk.

Any ideas (besides mounting a rocket launcher and walking into microsofts brilliant install ideas department who like to save money on a cd).

A:Vista Basic - Screwed Up Recovery, No Install Disk

First I'd suggest a bootable hard drive test from the manufacturer of the hard drive - that'll tell you if it's the drive.After that (if it passes), then you can try this ISO file to attempt Startup Repair:

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I get a message that Windows failed.
Status: 0xc000000e
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

It instructs me to insert the windows installation disc, restart, and run "repair your computer".  However, I did not receive an installation disc, only a utilities disk (which does not boot)
What do I do now?

A:Inspiron M5030 recovery boot issue. Recovery disk does full restore and starts Win7, which operates fine. But on restart, windows will not boot.

1. Reseat the hard disk drives, reseat the controller and monitor. 2. Perform chkdsk /r on the RAID volume. 3. Run diagnostics on the hard disk drives and controller and replace as necessary.
Additional Information:
Event ID 1001 is logged in the System event log. Log Name: System Source: Microsoft-Windows-WER-SystemErrorReporting Date: 12.08.2013 11:23:04 Event ID: 1001 Task Category: None Level: Error Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: Description: The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x000000f4 (0x0000000000000003, 0xfffffa800644ab30, 0xfffffa800644ae10, 0xfffff80001be07b0). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 031214-68266-01 Review of the memory dump files using Debugging Tools for Windows will result in output similar to the following.BugCheck 7A, {fffff6fc40040128, ffffffffc000000e, 6454cbe0, fffff88008025000} Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+36c1a ) Debugging Details: ------------------ ERROR_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc000000e - A device which does not exist was specified. DISK_HARDWARE_ERROR: There was error with disk hardwareBugCheck F4, {3, fffffa8006332b30, fffffa8006332e10, fffff80001b8e7b0} ----- ETW minidump data unavailable----- Probably caused by : csrss.exe CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION (f4)
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I was asked for a SP3 disc when I went to install the XP onto it's own partition. I didn't have it so I cancelled, now my Vista machine won't boot into Vista. It keeps auto-booting to the XP side and getting stuck at the same point with the SP3 disc.

I tried hitting F11 for recovery at system boot, but it just ignores me and goes back to the XP install screen, asking for the disc.

What can I do? I don't care about wiping the Vista or the XP and starting with a clean Vista install. The copy of XP can go into the disc collection, because I only did this for I just want my Vista install running.

I just don't know how to get the Vista to load....if possible, and if not, I don't know what to do to clean install Vista without the recovery option. I don't have the Vista disc, like most computers these days. This is also my roommate's old PC, and he never made any recovery boot discs.....he is not PC adept at all.

Any advice is greatly appreciated. If I can just get Vista back up and avoid re-installing everything, I would really like that, but a clean install or re-install is not out of the question. Thanks ahead of time.

A:Screwed up XP dual-boot install, now can't boot Vista

Download and burn to CD the Vista Recovery Disk for your bit-version: Windows Vista Recovery Disc Download &#x2014; The NeoSmart Files

Boot the CD, accept any offered repair, if it fails to start Vista then boot back in to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots.

If this fails you'll need to mark Vista partition Active to make the Repairs work: Partition - Mark as Active

To get a graphic picture of what is happening to mark Vista partition Active easier, use free Partition Wizard bootable CD. I would rightclick>wipe the XP partition first.

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Acer Aspire M1100 AM1100-E1402A
Mfg Date 2008\03\07
Vista Home Premium 32-bit

It was running OK, but getting a bit old and a bit slow. I upgraded to a W7 desktop, but wanted to keep this one playing around with.

Ran System Recovery 2 or 3 times using the Alt-F10 method. First time, I wanted to avoid loading bloatware so ran msconfig early on, went to Startup to uncheck Acer Launch and stuff like that. Windows Update worked until SP1. Just couldn't get SP1 to install, including when I downloaded it from the web.

Then I ran System Recovery and let the bloatware run. It stalled at 9/11. Again, Windows Update worked until SP1.

Then I tried System Recovery using discs, instead of Alt-F10. It failed for some reason. I have a couple other System Recovery discs from an laptop and an eMachine laptop. I tried them with the same result. Recovery starts, writes over the C drive, then fails.

The message is:
The system registry contains invalid file paths. Installation cannot proceed. This system image was applied without guaranteeing that drive-letter assignments would match across computers.

So now I'm stuck.

I googled the error message, but generally ended up in discussion boards that are over my head. I think I saw some discussion about partition. I have a foggy memory that this desktop may have arrived with the HDD partitioned into something like 120 and 200 GB partitions. I think I removed the partition. I wonder if this has contributed to the problem? Then... Read more

A:Vista System Recovery failure - "system registry contains invalid file paths" - canno

The vista image extracts to the temporary drive letter D.

If you use a regular installation dvd and MS standard setup.exe, it will fix the os registry letter correctly. (Defaults to the first letter i.e. C as A and B are reserved for floppies )

If you are trying to restore from a factory image, you will have trouble because there is now another os on the machine.

I have a script I use for it.

You could get it to work , but it is a lot of mucking around.

It is just easier to use a Vista install dvd ( not the same as your factory recovery image ), boot it up, and install to your desired partition.

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Hi there,

Another challenge for the experts ! Without going into too much detail, by moving hard disks around etc. I managed to screw up my 8.1 boot settings.
Partition-wise I should be ok as the 350mb "system" partition is still there, containing all necessary files.
System will however go straight for automatic repair and tell me it was not able to repair the problem.
bootrec /scanos returns 0. Bcd file seems fine when I take it through bcdedit. Renaming the bcd file and trying to rebuild one doesn't work either as it says there's no installation found.

I did not touch any partitions nor files btw, everything is still there and in tact as far as I know.

Thx in advance !

A:8.1 boot settings screwed, cannot boot anymore

Ow and bcdboot, bootrec /fixmbr /fixboot /rebuildbcd, etc don't do or solve anything

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Hey, I'm Dave2008. Around Christmas time I got a new dell with Windows 7 pre-installed. For about three months it was working pretty well, but as of a couple days ago; I haven't been able to boot the thing. It's so bad that I can't even access safe mode. It just hangs at a blinking cursor.

The first thing I tried was running the backup discs. So I put old files on an emergency backup disc and tried to restore the hard drive back to the backup discs. Nope, didn't work, I still can't boot it. Another thing I tried was running the diagnostics CD that came with the computer. Nope, that didn't work either.

I know that there's something called "Startup repair" but unfortunately, my computer didn't come with a Windows 7 installation disc.

So is my computer pretty much screwed?

A:Can't boot Windows 7. Am I screwed?

It just hangs at a blinking cursor.It is likely a malware infection, namely an infection of the MBR (MasterBootRecord).See the following topic, which is a similar problem.'s have a look at the MBR.Please try the following: You will need a USB drive/flashdrive and a new blank writable CD. Please do the following on a working computer:Download GETxPUD.exe to the Desktop.Run GETxPUD.exe
A new folder will appear on the desktop.Open the GETxPUD folder and click on get&burn.batThe program will download xpud_0.9.2.iso, and when finished will open BurnCDCC ready to burn the image.
Please be patient: This could take awhile - download file size 63MB.Click on Start and follow the prompts to burn the image to a CD.You will use this CD to boot the ailing computer from. Boot the ailing computer with the xPUD CD.(You may have to configure the Boot Menu or BIOS Setup Menu to boot first from the optical/CD/DVD drive.)
A Welcome to xPUD screen will appear.Click on File.Expand the mnt icon on the left (click on the little arrow beside the icon).
sda1, sda2 etc. ...usually correspond to your HDD partitionssdb1, sdc1 is likely to correspond to a USB flashdrive, external USB hard drive etc.Click on the folder that represents your USB drive (sdb1 ?).Click Tool on the top menu, and choose Open Terminal.Type the following at the hash prompt:

dd if=/dev/sda of=mbr.bin bs=512 count=1

Note: Leave a space between the following:
dd ...... Read more

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My daughters pentium III (win98) got a jolt from when my husband installed a new breaker box. I replaced the power supply and of course now it comes up with the black screen saying theres a boot error, insert boot disk to restore boot data. The DVD drive and floppy drives appear to be working ok. I inserted a norton rescue floppy I had created back in Feb. Then I selected restore boot data from A: it just freezes. help. I tried the f8 and f9 keys during startup to try and at least get to safe mode, no luck.

A:Boot record screwed up

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Somehow I've managed to create what I think is a mess with my system after a clean install of Win 10 Pro 64bit on a new SSD. I get the below attached hodge-podge of boot options at bios boot...some of those drives have...or have never had operating systems on them and are only used for storage, etc.

In addition what do the P(x) entries in the bios screen mean or signify...and what's the difference between a 'P' entry and a UEFI entry in the bios ? Also BCEdit reports something on EFI issues below?

The issue is if I start Win 10 from either the Win boot screen or bios it runs fine...but if I start 7 from either the boot screen or the bios boot screen.. .it takes minutes to load and runs very sluggishly. Once I started Win 7 at boot up and it ran fine...but haven't been able to reproduce that one time it ran normal ? I have the current BCEdit...but not sure how to fix this from here or what if anything to change ?

Have current Acronis tib images of both current systems in case I really mess up trying to solve the very slow 7 startup vs the quick clean new 10 startup ? Note: Win 10 runs fine from either Win boot screen (either of the 2 Windows 10 entries ?) or bios boot.....7 runs but runs like a snail from both options.

I have the following entries in my Windows boot screen system start up: (don't know why there's 2 Win 10's - didn't try to create that - but both entries work to boot 10 ?)

Windows 10
Windows 10
Windows 7


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So I have a separate partition on my Mac for my Windows XP SP2 installation. I can access either via boot camp or parallels on the machine. One day I tried to boot it up in Parallels and it gave me an error saying a file was missing or damaged. I could boot into bootcamp as long as I hit F8 and made sure I "Booted from last good configuration". I did a quick google search for the missing file, found it, and replaced it. Everything worked fine for a while.

Recently Parallels just started saying "Unable to open disk image boot camp". If I boot into XP I can still get in but I have to hit F8 and make sure I boot from last good configuration. It never replaces my current bad configuration with the last saved good one though.

I would like to replace my boot sequence with the "Default". When I boot it up with boot camp it boots just as if it was all by itself on its own machine. I'd like to some how get that one back. Any Ideas?

A:Parallels screwed up my boot

I believe this is a question to be asking in the MAC forums.

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Hi anyone,

Can anyone help me with a problem i have with my dual boot system?
I had some other problems with my computer, and i did a re-install of the XP Home operating system, and as a result i cannot access the 98SE operating system.
The problems i had are posted in the link below:

(I don't do things by half when i do something wrong)

The XP Home is on C:\ and the 98SE is on D:\, i did a re-install of XP Home onto C:\ and in the process it has destroyed the links to the 98SE operating system.
The Boot.ini file for XP Home is as follows:

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect
C:\="Microsoft Windows 98"

I added the C:\="Microsoft Windows 98" line into the .ini file, and now i get the screen for a choice of operating systems.
But if i choose Windows 98SE, the screen changes, and then comes back to the operating choices screen.
If i set 98SE as the default operating system in XP (Control Panel\System\Advanced\Startup & Recovery\Settings\System Startup). I still get the same problem with the screen returning to the choices screen everytime.

Can anyone help me please?

Thanks in advance.

p.s. I have tried using the XP CD and booting from it, and using System Recovery, Fixboot. But, still it's the same?
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A:I screwed up my dual boot

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I wanted to install Linux Mint as a second boot option and didn't realize it then that I had to make a partition first in Windows. I installed Linux and now I don't have the option to boot into Windows. Is there something I can do to fix it? Or can I make a Windows 8 recovery disk from my wife's Windows 8 computer, its the same model as mine. Then can I boot from the recovery disk and re-install Windows 8.

A:Screwed up, Windows 8 won't boot!

If they are the same, that should work.

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Hey Gang,

I was trying to rewrite my boot.ini file so Win98 would be the default OS rather than XP. I screwed it up and managed to reboot successfully using the Sys C: command.

Now it only boots to 98 and I am not given the choice to boot to XP.

Here is a copy of my boot.ini file now:

[boot loader]
[operating systems]\multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Windows XP " /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
C:\="Microsoft Windows"

My question is:

What should it say to return to the dual boot. Win98 are both on the same disk but on different partitions.

A:Screwed Up My Boot.ini File, Need Help

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In short, I was trying to get a dual boot of XP and Win7 working and set the wrong partition to be active, causing the following error message on bootup

NTLDR is missing
Press Ctrl Alt Del to Restart

The computer is running the 64 bit version of XP which right now is what I am trying to get back into and can't. I know how to fix the problem if I can get back into windows. I have the original disc from the manufacturer which is a restore disc, as well as an original windows xp home edition disc.

I have tried using the home edition disc to boot but receive the BSOD as it is doing its thing.

I'm not really sure where to go from here.

Thanks for any help you can give.


A:I really screwed up a Dual boot of XP and 7 and can't boot at all now

Yes there is, as this can be quite involved (but still something that can be done) I am providing a guide:
How to fix: NTLDR is missing

HERE is another one than reads a lot easier

HERE is one from Microsoft

I have fixed this myself (NTLDR is missing) many times in the past.
Following the guides will hopefully fix the issue for you

Sometimes one fault can open up another fault when fixed. Sadly this has happened to you

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well, i got an SSD, had everything running perfectly.
1 OCZ 30gb <----this is my os now...
2xhdds raid-1 << all my games/isos, installs, ect

Now, in windows i could not delete the small 100mb partition and the empty unallocated partition to merge it with the rest of the HDDs (the raid setup)

It went:
|100mb partition||unused partition (this used to be the OS before i deleted it before installing the OS on the SSD||installs/movies|

picked up Free Download Partition Wizard
Told it to delete the 100mb partition, and merge all the partitions into one. Rebooted the computer like it it wont boot...
trying things right now....any help??

A:Screwed my install? Wont boot!

It sounds like when you told it to merge all partitions that your MBR got borked... If you are totally unable to boot into any mode ( safe ) then your only option sounds like a reinstall.... Partition managers can be dangerous, always use with care...

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I needed to reboot my computer using the Boot Disc that it came with (E-Machine Windows XP Media Edition) due to a virus attack that messed it all up. When I place the disc into the drive it takes me through the whole reboot process and asks to restart afterwards. When restarting, a screen pops up asking to be run in Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, Safe Mode with Configurations or Start Normally. Safe Mode is the only option that will allow me to get to the desktop. Now my computer will not recognize my sound card, modem, etc. Whats the deal? P.S- if I was to try any other of the options my computer would freeze at a black screen and I would have to shut it off and try again.

A:Used Boot Disc.. And Now Computer Is Screwed!

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I was dual booting Vista and XP.

Both on different partitions. I installed Win 7 over the XP partition, and now I cannot boot Vista or XP. I dont need XP anymore, but I do need to boot into Vista to backup my old stuff. The installation and all my files are intact.... I am assuming the boot folder is messed up somehow and all I need to do is restore the files.

Waht should I do and how? Thanks.

A:Screwed up my dual boot.. any way to get it back?

Quote: Originally Posted by ibex333

I was dual booting Vista and XP.

Both on different partitions. I installed Win 7 over the XP partition, and now I cannot boot Vista or XP. I dont need XP anymore, but I do need to boot into Vista to backup my old stuff. The installation and all my files are intact.... I am assuming the boot folder is messed up somehow and all I need to do is restore the files.

Waht should I do and how? Thanks.

Please look at this thread to see if any of it is of help to you:

Then we need a screen shot of your Disk Management drive map to see what we have to work with. If you need help doing that just ask?

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Hello, I know this is my first time posting on this forum but I have a serious error.

Yesterday I decided I was going to download Unbutu, it successfully installed I restarted my computer to find that it didn't tell me what Os to boot into (windows 7 defualt) so I decided to look around on the internet for a boot loader. I found one called Easy BCD I followed a tutorial and everything looked great. HOWEVER now when I start my laptop up, it tells me something about /boot/easybcd corrupt boot manager file 0x0000000093 sorry I can't remember the complete error. I've just reinstalled unbutu so I could get on the try without installing mode i'm pretty sure I backed up the boot manager file but when I access my hard drive it gives me:
No object for D-Bus interface. I really don't want to reboot my computer because it will give me the error again and I wont be able to get onto Unbutu again. I tried fixing boot manager by pressing f8 at startup it didn't work, I held it down, it have me a really horrible noise and the error just loaded slowly. I can't make a disk because I can't burn disks on unbutu if I remove the installation disc. Please help me!
PS, I have a western digital blue 350gb HDD (laptop size)
My laptop is a Packard Bell: Easynote TM80
New hard drive (see above)

A:Help, I screwed up my Windows boot manager!

I will be constantly checking this thread

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long story short i did something that wont let me get into windows 7.

i have windows 10 on a seperate drive on the same computer so i can access the drive from in there.

ive already gone thru the steps to repair it traditionally and they diddnt work.

i have 2 options id like to try before all hope is lost.

1. i have another computer that has win 7 on it, could i create an image of the boot partition on that drive and replace my faulty one with it?

2. could i create an image of my current c: drive, then reinstall windows fresh, then replace the c: with the image?

A:i screwed up my boot wondering if imaging can save me

Neither of the option you list will work 100%
1 your other machine will have different hardware so when you transfer image to other system you may well BSOD unless you have similar hardware then it may be able to install drivers for new hardware and run, you wont know until you try
2 when you reimage the C drive you will import your corrupt startup/boot files and you will be in the same place you are now

If you list in more detail what you have done and what you have tried someone may well be able to help you get the machine up and running again

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Ive read Phantasms guides but they fail to mention what to do if I wanted a dual boot with redt hat 9 with XP if I have to constantly reformat windows everyweek. Now we all can agree on XP being a fag of an OS. No wonder why I have to reload XP every few weeks. There must be a way to not corrupt the grub boot loader everytime I need to reload windows. Any suggestions???

A:ok.....well what if i have to reinstall XP every week? grub boot ldr screwed?

Windows will always overwrite your bootloader. No way around it. Just use the floppy you made during RH install to boot into Linux and reinstall Grub every time. Or use some third bootloader (you'd have to reinstall that with a bootable floppy every time too)

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Okay let me start off saying I was really misinformed what was this software called BootMagic (PartitionMagic 8.0), installed it and in a dilemma before it was too late. I am not a computer expertise either, so I apologize in advance for my vague explanation on the situation and hope you can assist me.

When I installed Boot Magic, every time I boot my pc I would get a screen similar to the picture below but with only two options named under "Windows NT/2000/XP." I use Windows xp so it got confusing from there.

I assume that these two selection were divided between my default windows hard drive and my system partition drive both labeled under "Windows NT/2000/XP."

I accidently clicked on the first option this time and I can no longer load windows or my desktop and instead always be lead to my computer's inbuilt System Recovery when I boot my PC. Where else when I previously clicked the second option, I was lead to my windows desktop. Now I am basically stuck because it only loads my System Recovery every boot and it fails to find my partition drive to format. Other notables is that I can get into "Windows Advanced Options Menu" but options like Safemode and Last known working configuration doesn't work.

Can you diagnose what happened and how should I go about this?

A:Screwed up booting sequence with BootMagic, Windows xp won't boot.

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Hello, my HD is divided in 3 parts which was: i had dual boot with windows xp 64, windows 7 64, and another windows xp 64(this is a old installion which i had problems with system files) but the help i want ask here is because i of that fault windows xp i installed a new copy in this new copy i messed the boot with easy bcd i deleted windows 7 informations now im not able to boot into windows 7 i was able to fix the windows xp boot using the cd repair console and the command bootfix, but now i need fix the windows 7, i have the cd but the cd installs the home edition and the windows 7 i have is the ultimate so im not sure if it works for recoverng the boot... also i'm afraid of trying it and it deleting the windowsxp boot information.
p.s when i boot i the computer shows me 2 options to boot into the old xp installation and the new so it shows:
windows xp professional
windows 7 (i added from easy bcd, but it has no boot information at all, nothing)
so i choose windows xp and then appear other options:
windows xp on D:/
windows xp on E:/
this is pretty annoying... someone help me please? Forgive my english language i tried my best to be clear.

A:Dual boot recovery - windows 7 boot recovery

If you boot from a Win7 DVD, you should be able to run Startup Repair without reinstalling the OS. You might need to run it three times to get startup working again.

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I shutdown my PC last night and I noticed it was getting an update while shutting down.

Now, as of today when I turn it on it gets past the POST, detects the Drives and then just Hangs. Nothing else happens, the screen is totally blank. Normally the windows XP splash screen would show up and I would logon as usual, but since the update the other night when I shutdown I am stuck here. And the only way to restart is to press the power button as my keyboard is unresponsive. (Interestingly enough, I have to just press the power button and it shuts off, normally I would have to hold it in for several seconds for it to shutdown, now it immediately turns off).

I attempted to boot into safe mode but I can't do that either, after hitting f8 after the post I get to the options for safe mode, hit enter and then it just hangs again.

I don't seem to be able to find any way to get into windows. Even if I hit f8 and get into Windows Advanced Options Menu, I am still unable to boot into windows.

For Example. I got to the advanced options menu by taping f8 and tabbed up to safe mode then hit enter to select Safe Mode. Now I am stuck on the screen that says:

"Please select the Operating system to start:
MS Windows XP Professional"

At this point my keyboard seems unresponsive and I can do nothing else. I am just stuck on this screen and my keyboard is unresponsive (ctrl Atl Del does not shutdown my system here either)

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A:Windows Update last night screwed up my system, cant boot into XP or Safemode

If you can't boot a Live CD then that suggests to me that there is something going on with your computer aside from a 'bad' update and/or hard drive. Try removing anything not essential to operating the computer. That means everything except the memory, video card, hard drive[s], mouse, keyboard, and monitor. If that doesn't work and you have multiple sticks of memory. Try removing one of them and booting Windows, and switch sticks if it fails to boot the first time.

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I have two front USB ports in my case. For some stupid reason, only one of them works even though they're both connected to USB connectors in the mother board, but that's not the problem (for now).

The problem is, I've changed the location of the USB connectors randomly to finally get the faulty one to work (the other one stopped working though). So I turned on the computer, connected my external HDD, and got a message "USB Device Not Recognized" from windows.

Now every single PC I plug in my HDD to still says the same thing!! I can't see the HDD in windows so I can't format it or do anything! there are tons of important data in there.

Is there anyway to fix my HDD through software? also, do you have any idea what the problem with my front USB port could be?
your help is much appreciated

A:My screwed front USB port screwed my external HDD

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I have just finished a pc build with a SSD to be used as the boot/OS drive and a secondary 2 HDD setup in raid 0 for storage.

First I started with the SSD only and installed win7, applied all the updates etc. At this point the system has rebooted at least half a dozen times with no issue.
Next I set up the 2 HDD in raid 0, initialized it with disk manager and everything is looking good. But as soon as I reboot the system, upon startup the system can't find a os. Using the windows install disc, I go into the recovery console and discover that the boot drive which was C:\ is now E:\ and the storage drive which was E:\ is now C:\.
The os files on the boot drive seem to be all there. It's just in the wrong drive path. Using the recovery console I switched back the drives to their proper places, but then on startup I got the error 'bootmgr is missing' at this point I gave up, nuked the drives and started from scratch only to get thing again once I initialized the HDD and rebooted.
I am sure I have overlooked some stupid detail somewhere. Can anyone help me figure out where I went wrong?

A:Windows 7 has swapped my drive paths with my boot drive and sec. drive

My first thought with a new build is settings in the BIOS, many times something has to be changed.

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i formatted my c parition using windows disk and tried to restore from original recovery novo button it won't get into lenovo boot mode instead it boots into windows 10 boot options as u see  ????

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Dear Customer Service of HP I want to inform you about all your tips about making the Recovery partition as active is not working at all. I have changed as active and nothing. Is there anything else that I can doI have pavilion dv9819wm with vista home premium. I've format drive C with windows 7 and now the F11 is not starting the recovery partition. I tried also with the makeing the recovery partition active and still nothing.I download recovery partition software from official HP site and still nothing. The instalation is starting but at one point of the instalation it says "The recovery manager setup has stop working" and there is no solution online.Please if you can help me to get my original software. Thankking you in advanced

A:Re: F11 HP recovery doesn't boot into recovery partition

sounds like you need to order a set of recovery disks from hp, you can usually find them online at

click Kudos to say thanks if I helped

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Hello! I'm a owner of a HP Mini 5101. It has a function to press F11 to return the system into the "out-of-the-box" state. But my problem starts here. When I press F11 I imediately get a screen that says Windows Boot manager on top and and error : 0xc000000e and required device is inaccessible. This started after I made a "clean" install with the DVD Windows 7 that came with the computer as I tried to avoid all the "crapware" that comes included with the new notebook. If I boot into Windows, the HP_RECOVERY partition is visible and the HP recovery image is on it. Is there anyway to get the F11 recovery back to working state? I have some BCD editing knowledge in that would help in any way with my problem..... Thank you very much! U

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A:F11 HP recovery doesn't boot into recovery partition

Thank you very much for getting back to me so fast.I have to apologize as I did not explain my problem in the right way. Technically I am able to boot the partition, but the problem occurs when the partition needs to boot into WinRE or WinPE I guess so that the recovery can start. The loading process gets stuck immediately at the beginning even before anything "Windows related stuff" starts loading. So about five seconds after I turn on the computer and boot into the recovery partition, or pressing F11 the error that I'm describing shows up. Update: I managed to fix my problem. After setting the recovery partition to active, and booting from the installation USB with windows 7, I managed to fix the mbr that was corrupted and the partition didn't know what to boot. So after fixing it, i had no problem running the recovery. Thank you!

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I have a Satellite L645 I put together 4-5 months ago from the wreckage of it and a Satellite P745  Next, will be learning if swapping the CPU from P745 to the MOBO of the L645, but that will be another day

I recently did a number of repairs on several PC's/Laptops that I restore/refurbish/rebuild to provide inexpensive units to those less financially fortunate.  After 30+ years in the IT industry, and now retired, I can return to computers as the hobby it began as.
While doing this latest bunch it appears I picked up a virus either from one of the harddrives in the wreckage, or from the online hunting & scrounging for parts, drivers, apps, etc.
WIN10 began, during booting up, telling me I needed to allow the Automated Repair to run, then changed its' mind and said to use the Recovery Media to repair the system.  I tried to force numerous incomplete boots to cause the options menu to appear, but to no avail.

The errors progressed to the "a required device is missing or not accessible" when trying to boot from proven USB Recovery AND USB Win10 Install media.  The system tries to boot from the WIN10 DVD boot disk, but after a long wait, that too, fails.
These are the various BSOD screens:



In so many words, "LOOK ONLINE LATER FOR MEMORY MANAGEMENT.... Read more

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This question is concerning the disc that Windows 7 users can make by going to Backup and Restore > Create a System Repair Disc and then burning the disc.
Windows says this disc can be used to boot the computer. However, you won't necessarily be able to boot your Windows 7 OS from the hard drive. When I had a problem recently (shut down system and when restarted I got a DOS message that said "Boot MGR missing") this disc did nothing in an attempt to make a repair. From the System Recovery Menu you see here when you boot the CD:
I selected "Startup Repair" and it couldn't fix anything. I ended up cloning my hard drive from a backup.
From"Are there problems that Startup Repair can't fix?
Startup Repair can only fix certain problems, such as missing or damaged system files. It can't fix hardware failures, such as a failing hard disk or incompatible memory, nor does it protect against virus attacks.
Startup Repair isn't designed to fix Windows installation problems, nor is it a backup tool, so it can't help you recover personal files, such as photos or documents. To help protect your computer, back up your system and files regularly. For more information, search for "backup" in Windows Help and Support."
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A:Windows 7 System Recovery boot CD cannot fix Master Boot Record if it's damaged

the recovery disk can fix the MBR...
here's how

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On both my Win7/Win8 Dual Boot machines I have now lost both my Advanced Boot Options and System Recovery Options on F8. I cannot boot F8 after BIOS post or after selecting either OS from the Metro-style Boot Menu.

I tried running Refresh just now on my deskstop but it didn't reinstall these Options. I still don't have the Recovery folder in C: on Win8 although it is there on Win7.

Can someone give me the way to link these to F8 hotkey? It's obviously not being used now.

A:Lost my F8 Advanced Boot & System Recovery Options on Dual Boot

Hello Greg,

Do you have Windows 8 set as the default OS to run at startup? If not, then you will see the boot screens that Windows 7 uses instead of the new Windows 8 ones.
You might see if you could use a different option to boot to the Startup Options Menu to get to the Advanced Boot Options screen.

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I have this older Compaq desktop I got out I haven't used in awhile. I am trying to remove all my files from old computers.

Well I started it up and it gives me the infamous Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) and says "Unmountable Boot Volume." The computer didn't do the BSOD when it was in use.

I did a Google search and searched on TechGuy and found the procedure to boot from the Windows XP Install disc to run the recovery mode. I checked the BIOS and saw that it was set to boot into the CD-Rom drive. So I inserted the install disc but I can't get the computer to run in the recovery mode.

Here is what happens everytime I start it;
Press any key to boot - I usually press Enter but it goes to the next screen.
We apologize for the inconvenience but windows did not start successfully. - It gives me options to different boot into Windows but for some reason I can't move up or down on my keyboard. It boots into Windows normally.
Windows XP start screen appears
BSOD - Unmountable_Boot_Volume

What do I need to do to make the computer boot from the install disc?

I greatly appreciate any help or advice.

A:Solved: Can't Boot into Recovery Mode to Fix Unmountable Boot Volume

Either there is something wrong with the XP installation CD, or something wrong with the CD drive, or you didn't hit the "any key" quickly enough. For the last one make sure it starts to read the CD after you hit Enter and before it tries to boot normally. For the first one see if you can boot the CD on another computer (you don't have to do anything with it except to see if it boots).

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Unable to get beyond BIOS - need bootable recovery CD that can re-initialize Boot Record and/or reimage drive
Gateway HDMI, AMD A6 processor 4 mb Ram

A:Win 8.1 Pro 64Bit boot bcd error 0xc0000034 CANNOT Boot System Need Recovery

Hi -
Does your system have a HDD Recovery partition?
Take a look at this from Gateway -
If no-go with HDD Recovery partition, you'll need to contact Gateway and order replacement recovery discs -
Regards. . .

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1. Problem
So this thing happened after I was chilling on my laptop on battery. Windows didn't warn me that I was low on battery, so it went to sleep for a few seconds, then booted up without me touching anything (thought I had time plug it in quickly) and then boom - it shut down. Laptop plugged in, I was ready to boot the laptop up. I was ready that it'd tell me that "last shutdown wasn't done properly, blablabla" - I was familiar with this, so I had two options:
- "Launch Startup Repair (recommended)"
- "Start Windows normally"
First I tried to "start normally" - as you may think already, it didn't "start normally", it booted to the ASUS' recovery wizard (to make things clear, Startup Repair also boots to ASUS' recovery wizard), which looks like this. So these three options from the last picture:
Recover Windows to first partition only
This option deletes only the first partition and allows you to keep other partitions, and to create a new system partition as drive "C".

Recover Windows to entire HD
This option deletes all partitions from your hard disk drive and creates a new system partition as drive "C".

Recover Windows to entire HD with two partitions
This option deletes all partitions from your hard drive and creates two new partitions "C" (60%) and "D" (40%).​

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A:Windows 7 doesn't boot, only able to boot to ASUS recovery wizard

Don't have an Asus but there should be an option to recover to factory condition.. If not the 6 recovery disks you made will do that. They are a copy of the recovery partition only. Use the Linux disk to save everything on the drive you want to keep to another drive. Boot to disk 1 and follow the instructions.
Hirens and UBCD can both be used to repair the MBR which You should try first.


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I have a sony Vaio laptop VGN FS515 H.
I want to use his Recovery Tools by pressing F10 when the laptop boot.

The problem is that the recovery partition (OEM) won't boot and an error message says :"that my partition of my Hard disk is dynamic and it should Base in oreder to let the procedure of recovery begins.
I used utility like EaseUs and Partition Wizard to change my hard disk from dynamic to Basic ,
but They don't do any thing.
I checked my hard disk it's always dynamique, and I can't boot from my recovery

How can I solve that issue?

A:Can't boot from an OEM Recovery, error : can't boot from dynamic disk

When, how, and why did your hard drive become a "dynamic disk"??

It should be "Basic" in nearly all situations.

Exactly, I say exactly, what happened when you tried to use Partition Wizard to change to Basic?

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Hi all !

The tittle says it all : i was tweaking my partitions (i had a 70 gigs partition with nothing on it since i got rid of Ubuntu) and since was not able to extend the boot partition i decided to make it active (god only knows why I did so) but it seemed to have change nothing and i went on with doing other things on my computer.

I ran a Dell Vostro 3450 (i5-2410M 2.30GHz - Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500gigs ...)

After i tried to turn my computer on this morning it said "BOOTLDR is missing" and press ctrl-alt-del to restart.

I tried to boot from my Dell Win7 cd but after i selected boot from CD a black screen displays "Press any key to boot from cd" or something alike. I do so and an other black screen appears with this error message : Pressing "Enter" obviously didn't work and got me back to step 1 (Dell loading screen).

Problem is I can't load the Advanced Boot Options : tried pressing F8 repeatedly, after or before the Dell logo fades and just after i started the computer. I was able to run the diagnostic in the F12 Boot Options menu and everything checked OK except for my processor that allegedly run "abnormally fast". I did notice that my computer was super hot last night but that was after several hours playing video games so that's no news on a Vostro laptop (shitty fan ventilation). I did however stop the long Memory test before the end but the short one gav... Read more

A:Can't boot from recovery CD after i made the boot partion active

Boot your Win 7 install DVD and run Startup Repair, up to 3 times. That should fix it.

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I used MicroTool partition manager to delete the extra partitions on an OS drive with win10 (leaving just the main C partition on the drive), and now the laptop will not recognize the SSD with the OS on it, and obviously cannot boot. I also tried using the bootable partition recovery tool from MicroTool, but restoring the partitions also does not work, it will only allow one of the two partitions to be restored.
Any suggestions to recreate these necessary partitions?

A:Deleted recovery and boot partitions; can no longer boot

Install Macrium Reflect Free on an operating computer. Create a rescue USB/DVD with it. Boot the laptop with the Macrium rescue USB/DVD. Under the restore menu is an option to fix windows startup problems.
Macrium Reflect Free

Also, Kyhi's Bootable Windows PE might have EasyBCD on it. You can use EasyBCD to create boot files from scratch:
Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums

If you have an UEFI bios you are probably going to need to create a small (150mb) FAT32 partition to hold the boot files. But you can try just putting the boot files on C: drive first.

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Q: Paths


Sounds like your PATHS are wrong ?

This is always fun.

You need to ?locate? the nmake.exe and ensure that the path to this file eg, c:\myfiles\nmake.exe is listed in PATH

This is something someone told me i needed to do to finish compiling a program (anope IRC services)

Frankly I'm rather new to all of this and have no clue exactlly what to do

Any help would be greatly appreciated


This page has the full instructions for building Anope for Windows

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Hey all! This is my first post to this forum.

I am building my first computer for myself in the upcoming month. I have built other brand new computers for the company I work for, so I have a general idea of how to go about doing this. My issue is this:

I bought a case about 2 years ago, a Nikao Kitty case (I'm a girl, it's a cute case) and have been dying to build the thing since I got the case. Problem is, I moved and in the move, I lost the screws and standoffs that came with the case. Normally, I wouldn't think this a problem as I have literally boxes of screws and standoffs from other computers because you always get too many. The thing is, this case has bizarre (I haven't seen them before) openings instead of standard tiny holes. They have squares. They are about .35 inches square.

I found in my shop some metal things that are the right size for these holes. They have screw holes on the top. They do not have anything on the bottom to hold them in.

Basically, I'm asking if anyone knows what I need to attach a motherboard to this case. If anyone could point me in the direction of a link with directions, or a place to buy a screw set containing what I need... that would be useful, too. I am almost ready to buy another case as I know they redesigned it (and subsequently discontinued it) but it would come with new screws, probably the nicer ones with the screw in standoffs.

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A:Too Screwed or Not Too Screwed (that is the question)

If the "metal things that are the right size for these holes" are what i think they are then you just have to push them through the square holes from the outside. After you hear a snap they will hold themselvs still perfectly and you can use normal screws to attach the motherboard.

Since the tops of the metal standoffs are quite big, make sure they align perfectly with the motherboard's mount holes so you won't short out any wires.

There are also plastic standoffs for those square holes. that you have to push in from the inside.

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Problem started with OE emails disappearing. I could read them first time then when I checked again...they were gone.Next it was absolutely impossible to delete Acrobat/Adobe crap. Used Control/Panel/Delete 4 times and some Adobe crap would no go away.Used help..used Windows help...deleted both Mal & Win and used help..I'm about to format the the computer(Gateway T4697) but I'd like to think there is one or more geniuses out there who could help me solve the problem....."Uh...thankya vera much."Mod Edit: Removed poll format ~ Hamluis.

A:OE screwed up, Combofix screwed up

A clear definition/statement...of the problems experienced...onscreen error messages...and such...would go a long way toward providing some idea of what might be going on, IMO.


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Dual booting Win 7 and Win 8. Win 7 is C: Primary installed first, Win 8 is installed to a primary partition (25GB). I get the blue recovery screen after starting Win 8 from bootloader menu. Win 7 starts fine. I have installed Win 8 on another computer using the same flash so I know the flash is good. First I defraged and cleaned out C: then created the partition. I have installed it on the computer before(preview edition) then removed it(formated D: partition), this is the RTM 9200 build. Did I mention that on the other computer when installed it asked for Key which I temporarily skipped, on this computer however when installed it did not ask for the key. Before the install I ran bootrec /fixmbr, /fixboot and also /rebuildbcd from Win 7 install disk. I don't think it's a problem with the Win 7 boot loader. My guess is some registry value or other setting or file in Win 7 is preventing normal startup of Win 8. I do believe it's not hardware related. Any thoughts on what could cause this? Could it be the Win 8 bootloader now causing problems and if so how would I fix this issue? Do I need to fix bootloader in Win 8? Not sure which has taking over now! I have searched in these forums and online for a couple of day's to no avail though references have been made that the Win 8 bootloader has now taken over, if so were does the now functioning bootloader reside - C: or D: (partition) and which one is it Win 7 or Win 8 loader? This is driving me nutz cause it should start without a... Read more

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If I hit F9 or F12 in early BIOS, I get a black screen with an underline cursor in upper left.

In the middle of the screen is a green block and the letter n with a tilde ~ over it.

How long should I wait? It sat there for 15 seconds and no movement. No keyboard or mouse actions can do anything.

I've never tried booting into the RE or Boot menu. But, on occasion when a boot would hang, I would get the DOS-like boot screen that asks if you want to start Widows normally, try safe mode, (all those options), etc.

Booting off DVD into Recovery environment works as expected.

Does this mean my System Reserved partition is whacked?

A:Boot F9/F12 (recovery environment or boot menu)

Your spec's say Custom built.
How did you setup your Recovery Partition on the Custom built rig?

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I am using Parallels running Windows XP.
I try opening the run.bat file from there but it appears and disappears in a second. I managed to click it like crazy and see what it says. "UNC paths are not supported." I also opened CMD and dragged the run.bat file over into it. This is that I got...

Any help would be much appreciated.

A:UNC paths are not supported

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Looking for a way to add a single file to an existing .ZIP file, but need to specify the path within the existing file structure.

Example - I ZIP a directory and it's subs with all of their files. It has about 6 different subs and each of them have up to 10 subs of their own.

I need to add 1 single file and tell it that the path I want it to go to is:

BUT - the file is not coming from the same directory on the system being used to create the ZIP.

Please help.


A:WinZip paths

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I did not know which forum to post in for my problem. Sorry if this is the wrong one.

I recently tried to relocate my data folders and something went wrong. When I was done I had dble folders. This is a picture of the results.
Attachment 171583

I moved them back to it's original place. I want to be able to move them a separate partician. I know that the problem has something to do with paths being incorrect.

When I click on the start menu and on my username icon it opens up my real user folders and not Libraries. I wonder if this is a clue. I have returned the start menu customizations to default and it still opens my user folders. Can someone help me figure this out?


A:Need to fix folder Paths.

Hi ariel5345

Have a look at this - Start Menu User Folder Buttons - Open to Users Instead of Libraries The second set of .reg files will reset your start menu open locations.

This should help put your user folders back to their default location - User Folders - Restore Default Location

Follow this excellent tutorial to help move your user folders successfully - User Folders - Change Default Location

Post back with any questions


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I'm trying to enter a registry value. However, the place to enter it is dimmed:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\

When I right click App Paths "New" appears and should allow me to left click on "Key". However, "Key" is dimmed so I cannot select it.

I am the admin and logged in as such. I have XP Pro SP3 installed.

How do I make "Key" available?


A:How to make xp app paths key available

Sounds like a permissions issue of some kind.

Right click App Paths then click Permissions
Administrators and System should have Full Control and Read access, Power Users should have Read and Special, and Users should have Read access. Creator Owner should have Special. These should all be greyed out, meaning they are inherited.

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Hello, I know (am pretty sure >.<) that there is a way to do this.

I am trying to set a file path for a folder, but I need the folder to go to the current username, instead of my username. For example..

C:\Users\Matt\Documents\ - Is my current path

I want it to be C:\Users\*THEIR USER NAME*\Documents\

A:Help With File Paths

Hello Anyok,

You can use the path below for a universal profile path instead.

%USERPROFILE%\My Documents

Hope this helps,

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Applications won't run because the paths can't be found but the files and folders all exist

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Is it possib to delete the shared document and libraries from my Seven ? Or will windows keep generating new ones at each boot ? Can I stop windows from doing this ? or have i have to live with this ?


Packard Bell Imedia
4 gb ram



A:Paths , Librabries ?

You need to remember that library's only point to the actual file somewhere on the network or on your own machine in the "user" files. If you need to delate something from the library you should delate the file from the actual source "my pictures" My documents" "my music".

But there is a way to make it work like you want.

Just go into Windows Media Player, choose the "organize" tab then "options" then choose the Library tab and set it to "delate files from the computer when delated from the Library. Although I believe that only works if you are delating files from Library of the machine that contains the source files.

That should allow for delating from the Library, but only from the machine that the files reside on, I don't believe it will work accross the network. It think it still works best if you delate from the file source instead of the Library.

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I am trying to show a friend how to use a used computer he purchased recently. I have done some exploring in his files and folders. My experience is limited to XP only; so some things look different to me. I found this path: C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Temp\services.exe which seems odd. Is a temp folder where Vista would place services.exe, or does this indicate a problem?

Thanks for your replies,

A:vista paths

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Im new to windows 10, i upgraded from windows 7. I am beyong annoyed with the File looking for is here, there, in that folder and dont forget the folder under it lol. I sync my phone to pc for Dropbox, Files starts to sync and im seeing the same file syncing over and over like 4 times, along with the annoying windows sounds each time. I look to see where they are going and one goes to a folder
Same file here
This PC-Windows C-users Branscum-dropbox

same file went here
and here
C-users-craig and lisa-Dropbox

i could go on but im confusing my self even more...Please i dont need all them access points for the same file ...Could some one explain this to me

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I was just wondering if there were a way to change the default cookie path in XP to another location; for example, my RamDrive...Thanks for any help! peace,

A:XP Cookies and Paths

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I recently had to get rid of of my slave harddrive, and therefore had to reinstall a few programs:

A problem occurs when i try to setup software using setup files that worked perfectly before:

---- 1607:Unable to install InstallShield Scripting Runtime.

I check this out on net. Download the required isscript.msi, which should automatically install the required installshield again. But then i get it automatically pointing towards my old hd

---- Error 1327. Invalid Drive: G:\

Can someone please help me understand whats wrong and how to find a solution?



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I am using Parallels running Windows XP.
I try opening the run.bat file from there but it appears and disappears in a second. I managed to click it like crazy and see what it says. "UNC paths are not supported." I also opened CMD and dragged the run.bat file over into it. This is that I got...

Any help would be much appreciated.

A:UNC paths are not supported

I've posted this on 10 sites and all I got are witty remarks. People are just dumb these days....

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I'm writing a batch file which calls a 32 bit .exe program. I want it to be compatible with the different Windows operating systems. The problem is that the path to "Program Files" is different depending which OS is being used. For instance:

I know the paths for these OS' since I use them:
- WinXP 32 bit: C:\Program Files\
- Vista 64 bit: C:\Program Files (x86)\

Could some kind souls please tell me what the 32bit paths are for:
- WinXP 64 bit:
- Vista 32 bit:

And for Windows 7 also would be nice:
- Win7 32 bit:
- Win7 64 bit:


A:Need help with paths in XP and Vista.

Environment variable - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Look down in the section called "system path variable" for %ProgramFiles%.

Some other good stuff on that page as well.


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I have Windows XP Pro, sp 2.

I've encountered paths like: C:\DOCUME~1\ROYON~1\LOCALS~1\Temp. Except the tilde is higher. I don't know how to follow paths when there like this. Can someone please tell me how to interpret this path?



A:How do you interpret paths like C:\DOCUME~1\...


This kind of path is contraction of the real folder or file names so that they are compatible with the old 8.3 DOS filename format. I don't know why it is necessary, but in (my) theory it works this way:
Long names are stripped of all spaces, even between words.
If the resulting string, without extension, is longer than 8 characters, the 6 leftmost characters are taken and an index appended, to distinguish between similar names.
So "ASDFGHJKLQWE" becomes "ASDFGH~1" while ASDFGHJKLRTZ" becomes "ASDFGH~2"

So the one you submitted translates to something like

C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Local Settings\Temp
Where username is different for each user of the computer.

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How would I set up Windows 8 so that I can edit the `path` environment variable in a fixed pitch font such as `Console` or `Lucida Console`? I don't want to change the font for other parts of Windows - only where paths are displayed. It seems I've been doing this in a terribly inappropriate font for many years and my tired eyes aren't great for semicolons.

A:change the font for paths

Hi Broiyan,
In windows 7 it was so easy by going to control panel, but now is much harder(you`ll see what i mean):
As Far As i know go to regedit>>>>HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>>>>SOFTWARE>>>>Microsoft>>>>Windows NT>>>>Current Vision>>>>FontSubstitues>>>> thats all what i know now i need an MVP like brink to hep you with here.

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There are still doubts about what the possible and legal upgrade paths are for Windows 7.

Below I tried to compile some information in a way which I hope will be helpful.

Thanks to my friend Kari for his valuable contribution
Any other additions or comments are much welcome

1) Upgrade: to move from Windows XP or Windows Vista to Windows 7
2) Custom or Clean Install: wipes the previous installation and install Windows 7 anew. Does not preserve user files
3) In-Place Upgrade: upgrades from specific versions of Vista to specific versions of Windows 7, preserving user files and programs.
4) Upgrade version: Windows 7 license for those who own a valid license of XP or Vista
5) Full retail version: Windows 7 license to install on any PC, independent of previous installations or ownership. Can be reinstalled on other computers (when activated the previous installation is no longer valid)
6) Full OEM version :Windows 7 license to install on one PC, independent of previous installations. Can only be re-installed on same computer and hardware setup

Upgrade paths
The chart below shows in what situations one can perform an in-place upgrade (e.g. from Vista Business to Windows 7 Professional) without the need to migrate files or programs, and the situations when one needs to do a Custom (Clean) Install and replace the data in the target disc. This is the case for all Windows XP owners or Windows Vista Starter. In this case you will need to migrate your personal files ... Read more

A:Windows 7 Upgrade Paths - FAQ


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I am using Oplisker program.

Oplisker (Open Source Play List Maker) |

How to create m3u file from mp3s in different folders on your computer ?

It seems to only create mp3 playlist only from mp3s in the same folder.

I was interested to create playlist from different folders with different paths
to save to one m3u file, not m3u file in each folder from the mp3s within that folder.

I know I can edit the file so it goes to different paths using notepad, but that would defeat the purpose of this program making it easier to save playlst from diferent mp3s in diffrent folders.


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I can ping by name or IP address, but trying to connect via
\\name or \\ipaddress fails. IP v6 has been disabled on the adapter.  The error message is: 
\\share is not accessible.  You might not have permission to use this network resource.  Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.  A specified logon session does not exist. 
It may have already been terminated.

Thanks for helping!

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When I open 3ds max I get a number of error messages for example:
The fonts path D:\Program Files\W2KPrograms\Fonts does not exist. Use configure paths to set the locatioin to a path that does exist.
[These messages also include The Import Path D:\Program Files\W2KPrograms\Meshes, The export path D:\Program Files\W2KPrograms\Meshes, The Expressions Path D:\Program Files\W2KPrograms\Express, Previews Path D:\Program Files\W2KPrograms\Previews and Video Path D:\Program Files\W2KPrograms\Videos does not exist. Use configure paths to set the locatioin to a path that does exist.]
I would dearly love to do that but I don't know how???
Can anyone help me to find out how to 'configure a path?'
Many thanks.
J. Nabney

A:(Solved) How to configure paths?

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Will the Windows Vista Upgrade path allow me to upgrade from 64 bit Home Premium to 32 bit Ultimate? I need to do this to use my legacy software without re-installing everything.

A:Vista upgrade paths

The last that I read, going from 32 to 64 required a CLEAN install. Based on that I would think that it would be the same for 64 to 32.

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Hello! I recently upgraded my computer with an SSD for boot and main programs and use my 1TB HDD for general programs and media storage. The thing is I want it to by default install to my D:\ drive.

Now the only solution I see is editing the registry ProgramFilesDir - Which has some serious flaws. It will attempt to launch every program off of the D:\ drive even when it is stored on C:\ and about 9 out of 10 times, it still default installs to C:\.

Does anyone have a fix for this?

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Since a picture is worth 1000 words....

I can't figure out how to edit booloader paths.

I had the triple boot working- 7, vista, WUBI ubuntu. Then I installed Snow Leopard and tried to add it in via easyBCD.....and all hades broke loose.

Anybody know how to fix? And how to actually set OSX to boot from windows, since there's no drive letter?

A:Edit Bootloader Paths

Open an elevated command prompt in Windows 7

IMPORTANT: make a backup of your bcd file first. To do that, type:


bcdedit /export C:\SAVEDBCD

For Vista:


bcdedit /set {*insert here*} device partition=F:

* insert the Windows vista BCD ID, too small for me to read (take out the *'s)

ok, Vista should be working now, please test it to make sure

For Ubuntu: - optional; this will rename "nst Linux Loader" to "Wubi Ubuntu"


bcdedit /set {*insert here*} description "Wubi Ubuntu"

* insert the "nst Linux Loader" BCD ID, too small for me to read (take out the *'s)

It is getting late, so try those, which should get Vista back on its feet, also go to the elevated cmd and type "bcdedit" please post back the results right-click the cmd prompt and select "mark" then highlight every thing, then post the results. Please copy the results, so i will be able to copy and paste

Also, what is the "EFI snow leopard" partition for???

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We are stuck for the time being using Window Media Player to Rip/Burn/Sync music with. I've set the paths for the ripped music and library to go to a separate partition/drive, but each time the system is reset, WMP resets the paths back to c:\documents\ etc........
Should this be the way things work?
Thanks for your time,

A:WMP Rip and Library Paths Don't Stick

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A little background first.

I have a shortwave radio that is of a new type where a lot of the functions such as filters, etc. is done via software that resides on the PC.

The radio is mfg. by the WINRADIO company.
The model of the radio is a G31 DDC

After playing with the radio, it automatically Saves the frequencies that you have listened to, and puts them into Memory to be able to recall them later.
The file that it creates is called "User Memory"..

I seem to have the User Memory File in the right place, I think, but the "path" to get there seems to be different.

I have one path of:
Libraries/ Documents/ WINRADIO/ G31 DDC/ User Memory

And another path of:
C:/ Users/ Bob/ My Documents/ WINRADIO/ G31 DDC/ User Memory

They both seem to lead to the correct file of User Memory.

a. My main question: Is there really only one file of User Memory, but two different ways or paths to get to it ?

b. What's with Libraries; I've never set that up ? What are they ?

c. Notice that one path has My "Documents", and the other just "Documents".

If anyone could explain this for me, I would be most appreciative.

Much thanks,

A:Two Paths To The Same File Question ?

A Library doesn’t contain files, but provides a single aggregated view of multiple folders and their contents.

These links may help:

Libraries - Personal and Public User Folders

Windows 7 Libraries: Frequently Asked Questions

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I use WinAso Registry Optimizer; when I run it my computer crashes when it gets to Invalid File Paths, but when I remove the invalid file paths flag, it completes the process just fine. I would like some advice on correcting invalid file paths...thanks.

A:Invalid File Paths

Don't use registry cleaners. If you continue to use them, chances are that crashes will be among the least of your problems. Those things are junk, do only harm, and you should be thankful you were even able to reboot. Performance is not improved by using them, they remove needed entries, and they create their own "errors" so that they can "fix" them, making worse errors in the process.

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Hi guys.
I've just tried to use WinMX and found that it is showing the full paths as to where files are stored on the users' HDs.

Can I turn this off? It makes it really difficult to see the file you're looking for, with all this C:\My Documents\My Music\..... crap at the front.



A:[SOLVED] WinMX paths??


Go to the Search page. Then, look for a button that says:

Show Full Paths. Press that, and the paths should dissapear



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Dear All,

One of my user is facing copy paths issue in window 7 enterprise . User get the following error.

Thanks & Regards,
Kashiram Sawant

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How do you get to see the full path rather than have part of it cut off?

A:Seeing full drive paths

Take a look here:

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Cant run any virus scanners I get "Windows cannot access specified device, file, or path." error.... getting horrid redirects and as you can see from THIS thread in the "Am I Infected" section we have tried a lot of things. DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Vitamin SB at 17:41:55.32 on Wed 08/12/2009Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.958.614 [GMT -5:00]FW: Norton Internet Worm Protection *disabled* {990F9400-4CEE-43EA-A83A-D013ADD8EA6E}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroupsvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\DLA\DLACTRLW.EXEC:\Program Files\Dell Support\DSAgnt.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\UnHackMe\hackmon.exeC:\Documents and Settings\Vitamin SB\Desktop\dds.exe============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 7.0\activex\AcroIEHelper.dllBHO: AVG Safe Search: {3ca2f312-6f6e-4b53-a66e-4e65... Read more

A:Windows cannot access paths?

Hello YouMayLose,You appear to be infected by a new very nasty Rootkit infection associated with a Rogue antivirus program. See here for more info.==========Let's begin.....Download and run Win32kDiag: Download Win32kDiag from any of the following locations and save it to your Desktop. Download Win32kDiag (Win32kDiag.exe) - #1 Download Win32kDiag (Win32kDiag.exe) - #2 Download Win32kDiag (Win32kDiag.exe) - #3 Double-click Win32kDiag.exe to run Win32kDiag and let it finish. When it states "Finished! Press any key to exit...", press any key on your keyboard to close the program. Double-click on the Win32kDiag.txt file that is located on your Desktop and post the entire contents of that log as a reply to this topic.Next......Download and run a batch file (peek.bat): Download peek.bat from the download link below and save it to your Desktop.Download peek.bat Double-click peek.bat to run it.A black Command Prompt window will appear shortly: the program is running. Once it is finished, copy and paste the entire contents of the Log.txt file it creates as a reply to this post.==========With your next post please provide:* Win32kDiag.txt* Log.txt

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On my main PC i am running Windows 7 Homepremium 64bit. My Pc is connected via ethernet cable to BT Homehub3.

I have another PC running Windows XP SP3 connected via WiFi and a laptop also Wndows XP and connected vis WiFi.

I have a Kodak C110 AiO printer connected to the home pc via USB cable.

I have tried to set up printing on the other PC and laptop and the Printer is shown in the network map, but cannot and all my efforts have now disrupted the network; viz I cannot access shared files on the Network.

On the Home PC the network is called Network 2.

I want it to be the Homegroup or Work Group but cannot seem to make this happen.

Any suggestions please?

A:How do I reset my network paths

If I take it you want to print on the main PC from the other two ? I have a similar situation and set it up giving the main PC a fixed IP and then when adding the printer to the other two I used the local port method i.e \\fixed IP address\printer share name, having initially shared the main printer - you will need to install the printer driver on the remote systems. My main PC is ethernet and all the others are wireless.

Hope this is of help.

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ok this might sound stupid but, i have a wi-fi router that also has ports for wired connections.
my laptop is usually connected to the router through the wireless medium but if i connect the wire too then what path would the packets take?
the wired or
the wireless?

A:priority of routing paths

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after i run winaso registry cleaner/optimizer i get a messeage that i need to delte invalid files path

how do i do that ??????????

A:invalid file paths ???

Do yourself a favor, and if a registry cleaner offers to do something you don't understand, decline. It's far easier to clean the system to death than to actually fix something with a registry cleaner.

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From this download link:
Unsupported Upgrade Scenarios

? Upgrades to Windows 7 from the following operating systems are not supported:
? Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows XP, Windows Vista? RTM, Windows Vista Starter, Windows 7 M3, Windows 7 Beta, Windows 7 RC, or Windows 7 IDS
? Windows NT? Server 4.0, Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server? 2003, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2008 R2
? Cross-architecture in-place upgrades (for example, x86 to x64) are not supported.
? Cross-language in-place upgrades (for example, en-us to de-de) are not supported.
? Cross-SKU upgrades (for example, Windows 7 N to Windows 7 K) are not supported.
? Upgrades from Windows Vista to Windows N, Windows K, Windows KN, or Windows E are not supported.
? Cross-build type in-place upgrades (for example, fre to chk) are not supported.
? Pre-release in-place upgrades across milestones (for example, Windows 7 RC to Windows 7 RTM) are not supported.

Supported Upgrade Scenarios

From Windows Vista (SP1, SP2)
Upgrade to Windows 7
Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate
Home Basic
Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate
Home Premium
Home Premium, Ultimate
... Read more

A:Win7 Upgrade paths

These are "in place" upgrades.
To upgrade from XP is also possible doing a clean install.

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My documents are located in D:\Dropbox\MyOwnDocuments

I no longer use Dropbox; so I would like to move them all to D:\MyOwnDocuments

Problem is that I have many portable programs there, and also program files and program data for programs running from my C drive. Not to mention various other shortcuts to documents or folders in D:\Dropbox\MyOwnDocuments

Is there a quick way to check which programs / shortcuts need to be changed? Or (better) is there a way to change these paths automatically?

Thanks for any input.

A:How to change paths seamlessly?

Use subst cmd to fool things they are still in the same location Subst

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I can´t find a solution to this problem anywhere in the Net, so maybe you guys can help me. I just did a reinstall of windows 8.1 on my desktop using the option to keep all data AND program files. The process went on very well....BUT when I restarted some programs' exe files are not found by Windows when I try to open them (Ccleaner and Office 2010 are examples) Ccleaner I uninstalled and reinstalled but the message is the same " Windows cannot find [path], make sure you typed the name correctly and then try again...." Office 2010 I ran the repair option but the message came on again, so I reinstalled it and couldn´t open it because the message came on again. I think paths got messed up somehow because those files are certainly in my hard drive. Please can you help me out?

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I was wondering what would be a good career path to follow or combine with a mcse certification. Would it be better to go the cisco way and get the ccnp or with red hat and do the rhce? I am currently in South-Africa and been around to our local job sites but it seems that demand for both are low at the moment.

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Firstly, context: My student edition of Autodesk Maya was not working (something about the license being invalid or 'not found', and so when I searched for the error message online, a solution was to go into Environments and Paths, and replace/edit or add one for C:/Autodesk. It didn't work, and I ended up just uninstalling and reinstalling the program manually for it to work.
However, apparently I screwed around really badly in there, because now important things won't open, such as my MalwareBytes program. When I try, a window will popup and say this:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbam.exe
The system could not find the environment option that was entered."
So, naturally, I try to find/open the Environments and Paths thing again, right? Nope. I can't open that either:
"Windows cannot find '%windir%\system32\SystemPropertiesAdvanced.exe'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again."
Even though I typed 'Environment' in my search bar to find it.
Then recently, Origin tried to install an update on my laptop, but it couldn't find the ProgramFiles, and so there was an error in installation. As a result of this, Chrome is not opening up immediately when I click it. It waits about five-six minutes after I've clicked it. I think it's what caused it, because it didn't do it before yesterday, when I tried to install the update.
So basically: how can I fix this despite knowing little to nothing about computers? How can I go into the Environments with... Read more

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So I've been trying to use system file checker, and encountered a problem where it can't repair a file. I found this page detailing how to manually fix the problem:

Use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7

I was fine until step 2, where it says

"For example, type takeown /f E:\windows\system32\extremely_simplified_example.dll"

The problem is, my CBS.log file says stuff like:

Cannot repair member file [l:24{12}]"FWPKCLNT.SYS"
Unable to repair \SystemRoot\WinSXS\Manifests\\[l:24{12}]"FWPKCLNT.SYS"

and I don't know how to translate that into a path to use with the takeown command. I searched for that file using explorer and found a dozen different copies, so I'm not sure which one to replace.

Semi-related questions: Can I just replace them all? I'm planning on using a copy of the file from a similar system that works, is that ok?


A:Help understanding CBS.log file paths

Hello Southbound, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Those instructions there are fine, but just a bit vague. OPTION THREE in the tutorial below can help give you only the SFC results to help make it easier to go through.SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Next, the tutorial below can show you how to extract files from your installation disc to replace any listed files that SFC cannot repair.Extract Files from Windows 7 Installation DVD
Before doing anything, please post back and upload your sfcdetails.txt file to see what all may be wrong, and if it any file that cannot be repaired is worth worrying about.Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
To help interrupt what it says to know the path:Cannot repair member file [l:24{12}]"FWPKCLNT.SYS"
Unable to repair \SystemRoot\WinSXS\Manifests\\[l:24{12}]"FWPKCLNT.SYS"
The first line says that SFC cannot repair the FWPKCLNT.SYS file.

The second line is the path of the file. "SystemRoot" is a variable "%SystemRoot%" that is actually just a shortcut for "C:\Windows". This leaves you with the file path as:C:\Windows\WinSXS\Manifests\FWPKCLNT.SYS
Doing a search on the C: drive for the listed FWPKCLNT.SYS file would help give you all of it's locations if needed as well.

Hope this helps for now,

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I'm trying to figure out how to change my file path names. The system name on my computer is Tsula but all paths still say the 'Owner' thing.

Example: C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\My Music\Enya\Enya (new age)\2005 - Amarantine

Know how to fix it? x3

A:Changing Root Name In File Paths

I think you need to create a new profile and move settings from old to new, How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile - Louis

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If I've mapped a drive through the network, I know i can disconnect it, but after that, I need to delete the path from the drop-down list. how do i do that?

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

Using Visual BCD Editor or bcdedit.

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

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Hi all,

I was hoping someone knowledgeable could clear up some confusion I have on the upgrade process. I've googled my questions and it seems there is no definitive answer and that Microsoft themselves seem to not be consistent on their treatment of upgrades.

I originally wasn't going to upgrade but at $39.99 for a Pro version, I can't resist. I am aware that you need a current install to upgrade. I was hoping that during the upgrade process I would be given an option to chose the key I wished to invalidate for the upgrade. Now, I am quite fond of my Windows 7 license and am going to keep it around in case I don't like Windows 8 and just because it is a great OS.

So my dilemma is as follows:
I have a couple full licenses for XP and Vista. I also have the OEM license of Vista Business that is on a sticker on my computer. I am resigned to the fact that I'll have to uninstall my current OS and install an old one for the upgrade and I can live with that.

I would, however, like to get rid of my most worthless license for the upgrade, which in my opinion is the one OEM one on a sticker on my laptop. So I guess the question is would the limitations of the OEM license, which is that it is only valid for that specific machine be attached to the upgraded version. As the Pro upgrade is for a limited time only, I imagine any future computer I will buy will have the Home version with it and I would like to preserve my access to the Pro version as well as to have the option to have a... Read more

A:Upgrade paths and future limitations

Hello jaebberwock. Welcome to the Eight Forums.

You mentioned "in case I don't like Windows 8" so I guess you haven't used it yet.
Based on that assumption, I would suggest downloading Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation for free. (good for 90 days) Burn it to a dvd. Do you know anything about imaging? Do you have any external drives? I would consider learning a little about external drives so that you could make some images? Are you on a budget? Can you afford to spend a few bucks on imaging software? Search online for imaging software. You could image your XP system without affecting it by an upgrade. Same with Vista or Windows 7. Image what you want to save so that they could be returned to the condition they were in. I cannot help you with your questions about upgrading licenses and keys so maybe someone else will chime in. Personally, I am not a fan of dual booting, many problems could happen. Opinions vary.

Download Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation

From my point of view, I would image backup XP, Vista, Windows 7 using the software of your choice (perhaps something like Acronis). Then, install Windows 8 on unallocated space. Do you know what unallocated space is? I apologize. I know nothing about what you know. Anyway, good luck. There are tutorials here:

Installation & Setup - Windows 8 Forums

Suggested Steps To Take Installing And Setting Up Windows 8

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