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How add VHD (there is Ubuntu 16.04) to Windows 7 BOOT Manager. Help and thank you.

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I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)



I was asked by answers.Microsoft.com to refer this question to this forum.

BTW there doesn't seem to be an option for Windows 10 forum. So I  had to choose Windows 8.

1st of all everything was fine until 2nd of December.

My Laptop installation of Winodw 7 and then upgraded to 10 was configured from the start to have the USER folders (u sing a script provided by Microsoft) on an SD card through an Expresscared media read/write because my system disk is a 64gig SSD
( which BTW means that system restore has been disabled).

on 3rd of December when:

I turned the machine on it couldn'the read my user profile.I tried to login in safe mode but I got sihost warning: unknown hard Error! But I got into prompt screen and ran diskpartThere is an inbuilt SD card reader slot in the machine where I store large downloadBut the system could only see the main SSD and the expresscared SD card with user folders on itI ran sfc /scannow &  then DISM and the sfc /scannow again until both were successful.But again diskpart  only detected the SSD and Expresscard SD cardBut the attributes on the SD card claims that Current state read-only : Yes although read-only flag is No.I have checked the SD card on other machines and it is not write protectedI have tried introducing writeprotected entry in the registry with values of 0 and 1 without successI have tried everything else that I could in Safe mode but other than what is expected in safemode (e... Read more

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I am using the SDLC Threat Modelling tool 2016 by Microsoft on a Windows 10 virtual Box 32-bit.

When I am trying to generate a final report, it discards all the different risk ratings for each threat, and instead of having the respective high, medium, low levels next to each threat, it produces a html report putting only high next to each
one of them.

Any help?


Ioannis (Yannis) Kostakis
Cyber Security Specialist

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this is what I did, since I have no CD-ROM, to install Win7 I created a partion X: NTFS and set it as the ACTIVE ONE, the put there the Windows 7 installation files, and opened prompt command to type bootsect.exe /n60 X: , next I restarted my computer, and automatically it booted into the Windows 7 setup, I installed Windows 7 on the partition C: and formatted the partition C:, everything installed and after the installation finished, a multiple choice menu appears that reads:
Windows 7
Windows Setup

I believe my error was not to set partition C: back as the active one, during the installation process where it asks you in which partition to install, I just formatted C: but forgot to set it as the ACTIVE ONE

I have 6 partition in total, but there is no need to put them all, just the ones , that are involved, this is how my partitions look:
Cboot,page file,crash dump, primary partition)
XSystem,Active,Primary partition <<<this one became hidden


Windows Boot Manager
identifier {bootmgr}
device device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume6
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
integrityservices Enable
default {current}
resumeobject {d83e2461-3627-11e2-b0f9-efb109b9309a}
displayorder {current}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windo... Read more

A:Windows boot files or boot manager installed in wrong partitiion

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map and listings:

1. Type Disk Management in Start Search box.
2. Open Disk Mgmt. window and maximize it.
3. Type Snipping Tool in Start Search box.
4. Open Snipping Tool, choose Rectangular Snip, click New, draw a box around full drive map and all listings.
5, Save Snip, attach using paper clip in Reply Box.

Tell us what is on each partition.

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Hello, I'm at a loss and afraid I've lost all my files.   Every time I restarted my computer I kept getting the Windows Boot Manager error message: Status: 0xc000000f Info: An error occured while attempting to read the boot configuration data. However, after googling and trying numerous methods to repair this, I now keep getting prompted with the Windows Recovery Manager.  I assumed that choosing the default factory restore option would prompt me with a back up option, but it didn't and proceeded to reformat.  I quickly shut my computer down. I don't know what to do next because now all I get is the Windows Recovery Manager option. Any help would be much appreciated!

A:Windows Boot Manager Error / Windows Recovery Manager Issue

If this string of events actually did start to reformat the drive, it might still be recoverable.  I would boot the computer to an independent OS IE: Linux Live on a CD or DVD and then look at the drive.  Then use that to copy your data to another drive.  Once the data is saved, then do whatever you want with this corrupted drive.  Do not try to continue with any other operations until the data is saved elsewhere.Since this PC came with Vista, once the data is saved, you could try the HP REcovery Manager to restore the original OS. Or just start over this a new install of windows 7

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Good evening, everyone.

So, I got a new ASUS tablet for Christmas. The OS was Windows 8, but it kept telling me to update to Windows 8.1 or else I wasn't able to download any apps or so. To do that, I had to look for updates with Windows Update first. When all the updates were ready to go, I went to the Store and tranfered Windows 8.1. Then it told me to reboot. So I did. And, when I do that, the thing tells me that there's some kind of error. I wasn't able to do a system restore or a repair or a recovery or what so ever. Nothing worked. So, I did what everyone does in such a situation. I went online and looked for a solution. I came across this site: Fixing the Windows Bootloader via the setup DVD. I followed its' instructions, but I must have done something wrong...

On "attempt three" (on the link) I couldn't manage to find that C:\Boot he talks about. It kept telling me that it couldn't find the patch. So, I thought, "maybe it's something else..." and I took the patch from the "Windows Boot Manager" thing that appeared somewhere... and I must have done something or deleted something when following the instructions... and now there is no way I can get it to work.

Can someone pleaaaase help me? I'm usually pretty handy with technology but I've never worked with tablets and I personaly dislike Windows 8.

Thank you so much for yout time and attention!

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A:Windows Boot Manager, missing files error in ASUS Tablet

The error message appears to say that it can't find \Windows\System32\winload.exe
It's most likely one of the following:
- missing from the disk
- the BCD entry is misconfigured
- there may be disk problems (hardware)

Are you able to access the System Repair menu?
Can you get into a Command Prompt?

If not, then I'd have to suggest resetting the system to it's factory state.
If unable to do that, then I'd request recovery media from Asus to restore it

If it's still within the return policy period, you may just want to return it and avoid all of the hassles.

Good luck!

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I've done well setting up a new computer with Windows 7 and Windows Live Mail and transferring everything from my Windows XP computer with Windows Live Mail.

I run a small business and desperately want to keep everything in my Storage Folder with many client sub-folders on my XP computer.

I have read and read and read for 2 days how to export/import these messages but nothing is working.

I can easily find the file with all my folders in it on the XP but there is nothing within the folders. The messages do exist as they are still there on the Windows Live Mail screen. When I export and try to import on Windows 7 it says the file is empty which of course it is.

I can't help feeling that the actual storage folder emails are kept someplace else that also need to be imported.

This is driving me crazy and all help would be very much appreciated. It's time my life moved on!!!! PS before this computer I wasted a whole day on another computer that ended up having to go back!!!!

Many thanks in advance.


A:Windows Live Mail Storage Folders......again!!!

Hi Cathie, Welcome to Seven Forums
I dont like using the storage folders, when I get mail I want to keep, I open it, click file & save as... then put it in an external hdd.

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On my employers computer last night his storage folders began to randomly delete themselves from his windows live mail every time he shut to program down. Over the course of shutting down and reopening the program 4-5 times a total of nearly 60GB's of email was deleted from his Windows Live mail. I used a data recover program to scan the hard drive and recover the deleted items. The inbox and sent folder remains untouched and and new folders created at the same root level as sent and inbox appear to be unaffected as well. Some of the recovered email is corrupted and is just gibberish and random text strings and symbols. Have no idea what it causing this and not sure if a reinstall of the Live mail client would correct this issue.

The system is a Windows 7 32-bit, IE 9.0, all adobe items up to date, java up to date, mcafee antivirus, and windows fully up to date prior to this starting last night. Any insights or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows Live Mail and its storage folders

Quote: Originally Posted by WayneWelgush

...60GB's of email was deleted from his Windows Live mail...

I've been saving mail since 2001 (10 years) and the size of my "Windows Live Mail" appdata folder is about 600MB. It can't hurt to do a repair install of Windows Live Essentials via Programs and Features. (I think the 2011 version requires that anyway due to a bug in Junk mail filtering.) You might also try sorting the mail into smaller sized groups before exporting from the original program and keep them sorted the same way in WLM. I found more suggestions here: Re: live mail message store folder size - is there a maximum? And here: http://www.ms-news.net/f3795/live-ma...-12016699.html

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I recently built this computer (see other a thread on building a PC) using Windows 7 on a ssd drive, and I used my sata drives for storage (audio/video). The other drives are from my old system, and they were set up for RAID. I re-formatted the drives, but now they automatically create a system info folder and a recycle bin folder. I don't know why, but I can't create a folder on these drives. They are patitioned (NTFS). Does this have something to do with the RAID configuration from my old system? I need to create folders to manage my projects, but it will not allow it. Also, I installed Norton on the system (I am using the internet for downloading programs I need, once everything is going smooth I will no longer access the web with this PC). The Norton has an error on it, and when I try to fix it it gets stuck on trying to optimize the storage disk E. My SSD is drive C with a partition D for B/U, the next drive is E. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong? Thanks to anyone who can speak to this problem.

A:Can't create folders on storage drives using Windows 7

Which RAID Configuration are you in? I think you may have have it set up incorrectly. Depending on what RAID you are using will depend on how your drives can be used. Let us know what RAID you are running which you should be able to find this in your RAID control panel when you boot into it. Thanks.

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I sent a question about microsoft works default and I can't figure out how to access the answer. Please advise step by step and let me know via email what I need to do precisely! Thank you.
-- Trudy

A:to access a subscribed thread


Go to blue menu bar at top, click 'user cp', if the threads don't automatically come up, click on 'View all Subscribed Threads', just below the log out option. That will then show you your previous postings.

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I get an email every hour saying someone has replied to a thread i posted in. I tried turning it off by going to User CP > Edit Options > Default Thread Subscription Mode > and then i tried each one and none of them work for turning off the emails. Right now it's set to No Email Notification.

Is there anything else i should change? It's probably something right out in the open that i missed.

Thanks! (+rep for the answer)

A:I keep getting an email saying im subscribed to thread

Just go to the user cp and the first page you see should have the threads there and there is a clickable link that says 'unsubscribe'. That should take care of the ones that you're already subscribed to

Edit: or you could also go to user cp and the default page should show threads. Then go to the bottom of the threads and click 'view all subscribed threads' then on the next page next to the thrad on the right there will be a check box. Check the ones you don't want and then at the drop down menu on the bottom right choose either 'delete subscription' or 'no email notification'

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I keep a dozen folders of archived emails in the Storage Folders of Windows Live Mail. They were originally imported into WLM when my old PC with XP and Outlook Express was retired. This was about a year ago. All was well until recently... all of my folders vanished.... without a trace.... for no reason. Not a problem because I have a backup of those files still in the Outlook Express format. So.... I imported the folders again last night, was quite happy about it and went to bed. This morning they were gone again!! Nobody but me had access to the computer.

I have seen a number of these reports in various forums (including this one), but I have not been able to find an explanation or a fix. Does anyone here have any ideas of what might be causing this?

A:Disappearing storage folders in Windows Live Mail

Might want to try the most obvious, first. There are little arrows or pointers, by the storage files. If you click on it the files will expand, open if you will, and be seen.

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Since downloading Windows 10 in late December, 2015, I have been having SO many problems with my pc. I finally ran a "refresh" a couple of months ago and my email was removed. I downloaded it back, but all of my personal storage folders are gone. I called Microsoft, but they wanted to charge me $150 to tell me how to get them back. I cannot believe that. Anyway, I can't afford that right now, but I am desperate to get them back, as I keep so much info in those folders. Does anyone know where I can find them on my pc? I would be so grateful to anyone who could help me. Thx!!!

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Windows Live Mail supports Storage Folders, which are useful to archive away or classify emails across a number of accounts. Regretfully, by default it is not shown. The procedure below will work with the newer Windows Live Mail v.12, which supports ribbon menus a la MS Office 2007.

Look for the View tab, on top of the ribbon, and select (click) it.
Once opened, look for the Layout section.
In that section, in the upper right side, look for the text Storage Folders, and click on it if need be to enable it.
The Storage Folders section should now appear in the left pane of the main window.

Sorry, this is not a tutorial on the parts of a ribbon menu; I've picked up their names here and there through the years.

A few additional notes:

I have used the Mail app in Windows 8; after using Outlook Express and then Window Live Mail, it feels like a cheap piece of junk. I stopped using it and deleted the email accounts I configured there.

In my opinion, one killer feature of Windows Live Mail is that Storage Folders are mapped into REAL Folders in the hard disk. Likewise, each email message is saved as an .eml file, and its contents can be read with a simple editor like Notepad. This means that you no longer have to deal with some proprietary format such as .edb or .ost or .pst, as with MS Outlook. It also means that if one of those files gets corrupted, only one e-mail is affected, instead of the whole message store. And, finally, to migrate a WLMail store, it is enough to... Read more

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Hi guys.

Using WLM and I have created a number of folders to help sort out my e-mails.
I now want to move theses folders into one folder, which I can do, but only using explorer.

However, when I restart WLM, it recreates the moved folders again in their original locations.

WHY? How can I relocate my folders where ever I want without WLM recreating them again.



A:Moving Storage Folders in Windows Live Mail

Hi Jerbear, welcome to Seven Forums.
If your pc crashes, you will lose all the mail in WLM. Depending on what email account you have, the messages can be read by accessing it directly. Here's a better method. Never Lose Emails.pdf

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This seems to be hard going. I understand it may be possible to do this if I uninstall/reinstall the program but that seems like overkill.

Also I imagine if I go into the programs folders on the C-drive I should be able to pick them out.
But why can't I seem to do this easily from within the program?

There must be a way surely.
Has anyone done this?

A:deleting storage folders in Windows Live Mail

Hello geordief
Have a look here see if that helps - http://www.sevenforums.com/software/...tml#post121588


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I have been storing lots of information in my email storage folders. Recently, I was attempting to clear them up a bit, you know, getting rid of messages I no longer needed. Little did I know that by doing that, I was risking losing at least a years worth of messages that I really do need. I've tried restoring to a date I knew would still contain all the folders, but it didn't work. I also tried importing the files from the compact view, and I called Carbonite, but they wouldn't help. I am totally frustrated. Can anyone help me out?

Hopeful thanks,


A:Lost storage folders Windows Live Mail

Have you had a look in the Recycle Bin, they might be there, but you will be very lucky if they are.

Having image back ups of your computer is really essential these days, particularly if you have data that is very important.

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How do I import long-term storage files (with lots of really, really important emails I wish to save) from Windows Live 2012 to the new Windows 10 email program? Can't find any how-to help anywhere so far.


A:Importing Windows Live Storage folders into Win 10 Mail

Originally Posted by oldMGguy

How do I import long-term storage files (with lots of really, really important emails I wish to save) from Windows Live 2012 to the new Windows 10 email program? Can't find any how-to help anywhere so far.

That's because it currently can't be done!

W10 Mail and Calendar app doesn't yet have support for any off-line activity; only on-line sites and their on-line folders.

Keep watching future updates, and keep running Windows Live 2012 until it does. (A tip for migrating -- Use File/Advanced/Maintenance to move all WLM storage into its own directory, and back it up.)

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Hi, I was asked to downgrade a Vista machine to Windows XP. I also was asked to backup files and folders from Vista and restore it on XP. I am using Backup and Restore Center from Vista to backup the files and folder. Is it going to work when i try to restore to a XP machine?

Thank You

A:Backing up Files and folders from Windows Vista and restore it in Windows XP

I don't think so. Most of the earlier versions of MS Backup worked only with the OS it came with.
Before even thinking any more, you need to take a REAL good look at the threads at the top of this list. You might also look at some of the other threads about installing XP on a Vista built machine. It is NOT fun.

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Hi all,

I followed some instructions to remove the Windows 8 Dual Boot by just deleting the Windows 8 Partition and that there was no need to edit the boot menu as everything will be done automatically after restart.

Now, when I tried to reboot my computer, the computer hangs at the screen where you are suppose to select to boot up Windows 7 or Windows 8.

As I had deleted Windows 8 Already, it should not prompt me to select to boot Windows 8 but rather directly boot into Windows 7.

How should I proceed from here ? I am currently installing Fedora Dual Boot on my laptop so hopefully I am able to do some salvaging from there....

Thanks in advance !

Warmest Regards,

A:Windows 7 Crashes at Boot Manager after Deleting Windows 8 Dual Boot

Take a windows 7 installation DVD/USB thumbdrive, boot from it, select "I want to repair my computer" and then do a "startup repair".

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During a six week holiday I've been accessing my emails from a Kindle and pretty sure I've not deleted anything, but returning home I opened Windows Live Mail to find all the storage folders intact, but the subfolders have disappeared.

i.e. If I open a folder I find all the emails under it. But if I open a folder marked 'Groups', under which there were four sub-folders (e.g. tennis, bridge, etc) then there's no emails in them. The emails under those folders are nowhere to be found.

So, going on the Internet to Hotmail, and opening my email account there, I find the storage folders intact with all of the missing emails (phew!).

How can I restore them to WLM on my PC? I've tried 'synchronisation settings' and doing manual 'send/receive' but no joy. I've checked and they're not in the 'deleted' section.

But they exist on my PC when I did a search for .eml files. In fact under App Data\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail\Hotmail I then find all of the sub folders entirely intact with contents. How can I restore them to the Windows Live Mail application?

So I manually created the missing sub-folders in Windows Live Mail and then tried a 'send/receive' but still no joy.

Baffled ... all advice most welcome and gratefullu received.

A:Windows Live Mail - emails disappeared in storage folders

Answered my own question in the end. Went into Windows Live Mail and deleted the email account. Then added the email account, waited for synchonisation to finish with the server and, hey presto, everything is recovered and restored and all the subfolders and contents are there. I have absolutely no idea what happened, what the glitch was, but just wanted to report how it got fixed.

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Just upgraded to Windowss 7 with Windows Live Mail, used Windows Easy Transfer to move from machine running Outlook Express. All of my accounts, folders, and message rules were imported just fine, but I cannot change message rules to filter new incoming emails to go into the correct folders - everything goes into the Storage Folders which is totally frustrating :-( If I try to edit a message rule the "OK" button is ghosted. Surely there must be some way to get emails to go into the correct account folders?

A:Stop email from going into Storage folders in Windows Live Mail

Are you accessing your mail with POP or IMAP?

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I'm running an SSD and have limited space - is it possible for me to move my large Windows Live Mail folders off my C:\ and onto one of my local storage HDD's?

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Before uninstalling the operating system all data files were backed up into a separate directory on C:

After the o.s. was reloaded I downloaded Windows Live Mail and started to use it.
I want to recover the backed up storage folders and the contacts folder and instal them into the new Live Mail. I have followed some instructions from Winhelponline.com but no success.
Since I am using the most recent installation, is this creating a problem that will not allow the backed up folders etc. to write into the new folders.......or what !!

A:Windows Live Mail; move contacts and storage folders .

WLM has an "Import" feature feature for contacts and email messages. When importing, navigate to the location on the backup where the folders "Windows Live Mail" and "Windows Live Contacts" are kept. It should be within "<username>/AppData/Local/Microsoft"

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I have windows 7 64bit running on my main desktop pc now. HDD's on the ich7 interface are running in AHCI mode.

I decided to install intel's ahci drivers and upon the first reboot there was around a 5 minutes pause of nothing on the windows 7 loading logo screen and then it finally booted, after logging in there was a very unresponsive desktop followed by a balloon popup telling me my drive is detected and to reboot. On the 2nd reboot the delay was back again at the loading logo but this time it was infinity and after 30 minutes I hit reset and booted using f8 last known good configuration, this gave me the 5 minute pause again but I was able to get to my desktop.

Looking at device manager showed that whilst using intel's drivers 2 of my 3 ich7 drives are detected properly but my boot drive simply shows as 'disk drive' rather than its actual name. I then uninstalled intel's ahci software and on reboot it was fast again using microsoft's ahci driver.

My laptop I did the exact same procedure, installed windows using ahci and its integrated ahci driver, then installed intel's ahci driver on top and that has no such problems booting.

I will update my specs so people have the info needed to help.

A:intel matrix storage manager and windows 7 64bit

ok did a bit of googling etc.

the driver that my laptop is using was an 8.7 version of the driver issue by dell for its customers I had downloaded a couple of months back, the same driver works ok on this machine no delay in bootup (although no official windows 7 support). However the drive stays as just 'disk drive', if I load the intel matrix app it does correctly identify the drive.

I found a beta 8.9.4 driver (the official latest drive which hangs is 8.9.0) and that has the same issue as 8.9.0, it seems intel is writing bad drivers for windows 7 in my experience as some may remember I had issues with their graphics windows 7 drivers as well. I would love to know if there is a solution to this as for now I am probably going to revert back to the microsoft ahci drivers.

My research so far indicates it is possibly a compatability issue between my new WD 640gig cavalier and the intel matrix drivers.

So 8.7 no pause
8.8 not tried as cant find it anywhere I expect be same as 8.7
8.9.0 first driver to officially support windows 7 pause on 1st boot, 2nd boot does not finish
8.9.4 beta driver same behaviour as 8.9.0 but pause is a bit shorter

8.7 and 8.9.4 do not recognise the drive by its name in device manager, 8.9.0 did recognise it after some unresponsiveness in the OS but the reboot after did not finish.

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I have hundreds of new files in my WINDOWS folder and it's system32 subfolder. I looked up some of the applications (TASKMAN, wupdmgr, twunk_32, twunk_16, etc) and I believe they are all threats! The most suspicious files are all dated 8/23/2001 08:00AM (predates my computer).

Right now my WINDOWS folder is nearly 8GB and my system32 folder is 1.26GB. This doesn't seem right... Please help.

I've posted my HJT log below.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 05:46:47 PM, on 9/20/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16876)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan ... Read more

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I am trying to migrate old emails from one PC to a new laptop that's running Windows 7 with Windows Live Mail. During the import process it seems to be going through each folder I am trying to import, as if it's actually working correctly, but when it's complete it simply says the import is finished but most of the folders are missing or weren't imported at all.

I really don't know what to think about this or what alternative method I could use. Perhaps there's another format I could export these emails from Outlook Express into and then try to import than instead. Any suggestions?


A:Solved: Not all storage folders from Outlooks Express are importing into Windows Live

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Ok, so things have gone to pot and I don't know where the fault lies between a damned virus and my own mistakes in trying to fix the laptop.
I have a Toshiba Satellite A505-S69803; serial number Y9340538Q, with Windows 7, 500Gb HDD at 5400rpm and 4Gb RAM... I think that's all correct.
Anyway, long story short, I got a b!tch of a virus, which apparantly was doing all sorts of nasty things to the explorer.exe file in particular. So I backed up all my important stuff: files, Uni work, writings, music and photos etc onto an external hard-drive and went about restoring the laptop to out-of-box factory settings by making the Windows 7 Recovery Media Discs. But when I try to use the discs I get told after about 30 minutes The Toshiba Recovery Wizard "Can't read from the source file or disk: PREINST5.SW5" with options to: Try Again (The same thing happens), or Skip (Same message again), or Cancel (in which case I'm back where I started).
After the Recovery Wizard failed I chose the option to erase the hard-drive; it then appeared that when I turn on the laptop as normal I was told <Error>: F3-F200-0002 and the Recovery Media Disks still refuse to work.

Now, if I turn on the laptop as normal a message t
elling me to insert the installation disc, choose language and click "repair your computer". So I put in the recovery disc and get the same message.
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A:Solved: Windows 7 Toshiba A505 Windows Boot Manager and Recovery Media failed

Wow! 180 views and so much assistance. Thank you, all.

Sorry, not meaning to sound sarcastic, I just expected a bit of help; even if it was to tell me I had been idiotic screwed it up myself and may as well throw the laptop away!

Regardless, I am only replying today to say that I believe the problem has resolved itself. I was able to use an image of Windows XP to place drivers and an OS on the hard drive. From there I was able to use the Recovery Discs afforementioned, which have now worked and I have Win7 back up and running. It wasn't as simple as I just made it sound because I don't really understand how I have fixed it, but fixed it I have.

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Recently my HP Pavilion dv7 laptop crashed and would not boot.
This system is the Core i5 with 6gb of Ram.
The laptop was upgraded to Windows 10 previously from the original Windows 7.   Unable to get the laptop to boot, I managed to get into the HP recovery manager and back up all pictures, documents, videos, music files, etc. to an external USB drive.   I have a feeling the HP recovery manager was still on the laptop from the original OS - Windows 7.
I had to put a brand new hard drive in the lap top and remove the old hard drive.   I did a clean install of Windows 10 on the new drive.
Now I want to put the recovered files onto the new hard drive running Windows 10.  When running the system restore application off the USB backup, it attempts to put the files back but errors instead.
Since I am not restoring to the hard drive that I backed up from, is that the reason for the error?  How can I get the backed up files (in their current restore format) off the USB and to this new drive?
Please advise.
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Ok, so Google Chrome has been fine for quite a long time now, but today someone logged on, opened chrome and it closed straight away. After multiple attempts, always the same thing(this also happens with incognito mode).

I have reinstalled Google Chrome and still does the same thing. I can't really find anything online about this, except a few people shouting 'VIRUS'. I have ran malwarebytes but it found nothing.

Does anyone have any ideas what could cause this? Or any ideas on how i can fix this?

Thanks in advance

A:You are subscribed to this thread Google Chrome closes instantly

closing duplicate, please respond at http://forums.techguy.org/all-other-software/1109765-google-chrome-closes-instantly.html.



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I have been using Windows Live Mail for about a month. I am still trying to set it up so that I can have all of my messages at the top left, and not within each email account.

I have set up Quick Views which covers most, but not deletes. Noting the Storage Folders at the bottom, I "moved up" these folders (along with the Out Box) so that they are under the Quick Views, above all of the email accounts I have. However, whenever I restart the program, they are back at the bottom.

Additionally, whenever I delete an incoming message, or send out a message, it goes into the appropriate email account, rather than were I would prefer, into the storage folders for these items, where they would all be together when I am searching for a prior incoming or sent email.

1st Question: How can I keep the storage folders at the top on restart?
2nd Question: How can I have deletions and sent messages, automatically placed into the appropriate Storage Folders, rather than into the individual email accounts?


A:Windows Live Mail Storage Folders moved up, drop back on restart?

Quote: Originally Posted by Coastalguy

...1st Question: How can I keep the storage folders at the top on restart?
2nd Question: How can I have deletions and sent messages, automatically placed into the appropriate Storage Folders, rather than into the individual email accounts?...

1) Can't move them and have them stick. That's a bug from 2009 that apparently has not yet been fixed.
2) You may have to alter your definition of "appropriate". Microsoft has decided that users of their free mail program want things separated by account. As a workaround, I set up only one pop3 email account and forward the mail from another to that one. (Unfortunately, the storage folders get thrown in to the mix if I use IMAP or Newsgroups since all drafts and sent items for those two wind up there.)

If you feel strongly about recreating the Outlook Express experience all I can think of is this tutorial: Windows Mail

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I had Windows 7 installed on my PC and I wanted to install Windows 8 in dual boot, so I bought a SSD and installed it and then proceeded to install Windows 8 on the SSD.

Now when I restart the computer, it just boots into Windows 8 without loading the boot manager where I can choose the OS.

Instead, the only way to get into Windows 7 is for me to press F12 and choose the other hard drive. I have attached a screenshot of Disk Management. Windows 7 is installed on Disk 0 (C) and Windows 8 is installed on Disk 1 (G).

How can I get the Windows 8 boot manager to show up?


A:Windows 7/Windows 8 Dual Boot - No Boot Manager Loads

Hello akishore, welcome to Eight Forums!

To most people you have the desired boot set-up, a BIOS managed dual-boot but if you want a Windows managed dual-boot the easiest way to achieve that is to use the Windows 7 installation DVD to do 3 separate startup repairs, have a look at the tutorial at the link below for the procedure and be sure to post back with updates.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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I am a new windows 8.1 user and need to know the easiest way to transfer files/folders XP to 8.1. My level of experience doing things like this is minimal. 

A:Transferring Folders/Files from Windows XP to Windows 8.1

Copy them from the Windows XP computer to a USB flash drive, then from the USB flash drive to the Windows 8.1 computer.

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I apologize for the length.A friends computer is having issues so I told him I would look at it. I've never used a computer with Vista, so I'm kind of lost. You guys have always been very helpful in the past, so that's why I'm here. The computer is a Dell Inspiron 1525 running Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit. I don't know anything about the history or installed programs in this computer.On startup, it went directly to a black screen showing this message:"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:1. Insert your Windows installation disk and restart your computer2. Choose your language settings and the click "Next"3. Click Repair your computerFile: \Boot\BCDStatus: 0xc000014cInfo: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data."I did so, and was able to access the Startup Repair. Here is the results from the first scan:"Startup repair cannot repair this computer automaticallyWindows is checking for a solution to the problem"I clicked to view the details, and this is what it said:"DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR DETAILS:Numer of repair attempts:2SESSION DETAILS:System Disk = \device\harddisk0Windows Directory = c:\windowsAutoChk Run = 0Number of Root Causes = 1TEST PERFORMED:Name: Check for UpdatesResult: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0Time taken = 31 msTEST PERFORMED:Name: System Disk TestResult: Completed successfully. Error code = ... Read more

A:Windows boot manager; Windows failed to start

ROOT CAUSE FOUND: Boot configuration is corrupt.Repair action: Partition table repairI would suspect a bad hard driveGo to the support site of your hard drive's manufacturer and download their diagnostic tool and run it

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windows boot manager
file: \Boot\BCD
status: 0xc000000d

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Windows 10 Folder will not refresh:
Either it is Windows 10 x64, B10240 and B10523, OR Acrobat 11 when using their 'Convert' button an Acrobat add-on in Internet Explorer 11. The associated Window Explorer folder lists existing and old now non-existing PDF files; the file
list keeps expanding. The Convert button coverts a Web page to a PDF file. Typically I use the Desktop to store the PDF after conversion, and then either delete that file or move it to an alternate folder for archiving. On pressing the Convert button
an Explorer Window appears which allow for renaming and selecting a folder to store the PDF. It is this window that is not refresh, and F5 has no effect also. The non-existing PDF files are sized as "0 KB" and the list is getting
larger. At one point I actually had six real PDF's and the Explorer Windows listed and additional 75 files phantom PDF's.

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Hi Everyone

I'm using Office 2007, and have just transferred my data to a new computer.
When I come to address an email however, the address list is empty, although my contact lists are showing within 'Conacts'.

If I go to Contacts Properties 'Contacts' is grayed out under 'Name of the address book', and I cannot tick the box 'Show this folder as an e-mail address book'.

Can anyone shed some light on how I can reslove this please?

A:You are subscribed to this thread Outlook contacts not showing up in address book

I'm curious as to why you've prefaced the title of your thread with: "You are subscribed to this thread"?

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Good morning everybody!
I have recently performed a factory default installation on the notebook object of this thread followed by Windows 7 update.
I had some problem in reinstalling all the drivers, but I solved it.

Because I always am a lucky guy , the installation of the AHCI driver has brought another undesired issue.

I have a problem in searching and installing Windows updates through, obviously, Windows Update (WU).
When I try to perform an update research, I get this error:? Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running...?.

The first thing I did was to check if WU service was running looking into the service ?tab? of control panel.
Nothing was changed accidentally and in fact the WU service was turned on as always.

The second step, suggested by some tutorials on the web, concerned into stopping the Windows Update service, deleting the ?SoftwareDistribution? folder and turning on another time the Windows Update service. This procedure did not solve the issue.

After many others attempts, I found the solution reading a thread in an Italian forum.

Briefly, the post explains that the issue (more evident on just formatted machines) is caused by an incompatibility of Intel Matrix Storage Manager with some processes of Windows Update. This causes that error appearing without any apparent reason.

The solution is uninstalling the Intel Matrix Storage Manager software and installing a newer one, for example this suggested by... Read more

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I have recently just tried to upgrade my system to windows 7, however, I accidentally installed 64-bit version, and my laptop is only compatible with 32-bit. So now, whenever I try to boot from a 32-bit installation cd, yes, I've pressed F12 and selected boot from cd, the Boot Manager doesn't work and goes to this screen no matter what I try:

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

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

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

Status: 0xc000035a

Info: Attempting to load a 64-bit application, however this CPU is not compatible with 64-bit mode.
Any help? I really hope my little laptop isn't broken.

A:Windows 7 - Windows boot manager fail

Take the hard drive out & reformat in another computer from the OS installed. Then reinstall back to the other computer. Try your reinstall again.
I'm sure someone else has a better idea but this will do the job.
If there are other ways or this wrong let me know. Thanks!

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I have a HP Dv4 2153cl laptop, everytime i open my laptop windows boot manager always shows up and my touchpad and external mouse are malfunctioning it gets stuck at only one icon(whenever i scroll up it automatically goes down) and when i press flag+E it becomes okay for only a short period of time, i can't figure out what the problem is. Please help me. Thank you...

A:Windows Boot Manager Malfunction(Windows 7)

Reboot and tap the F8 key repeatedly. Look for Repair My Computer on menu, select it, see if it finds anything to repair. Next click through to System Recovery Options to run Startup Repair repeatedly until it reports nothing to Repair.

In some cases onboard System files are corrupted requiring Startup Repair to be run from Repair CD, so make one now in Backup Center as you will need it if Win7 stops booting. System Repair Disc - Create

Next run SFC -SCANNOW Command to check for damaged System files to repair. You may need to run it repeatedly until files are fixed.

If this fails to solve problems, find a Win7 installation DVD for your version to run a Repair Install
which is an upgrade over itself of the same version, keeping all files, settings and programs in place.

As a last resort, back up your files and run HP Factory Recovery from it's partition at boot, choosing the minimal version if available: HP Backup and Recovery Manager.

Make your Recovery Disks as a backup in case factory recovery fails when run from it's partition at boot.

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Today, something happened to my Vista install, which prevented me from rating my computer, and prevented the network icon in the notification area from flashing.I did the following:sfc /scannow to check for corrupted files and missing ones.I got the server execution failed, and did the following.net localgroup "Administrators" "NT Authority\Local Service" /add to see if it was a persmissions error.I then got the following: No such Interface Supported so I did the following:DHTML Editing Control for Applications Redistributable Package (x86)And low and behold I can now rate my computer, and my network icon in the notification area works.This is for Windows Vista and possibly Windows 7.

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Hey guys, Windows 8.1 veteran here. I'm also a good-standing member on EightForums. I always try to post my new topics in the appropriate section, but if I'm wrong, you can move me.

Anyway... On to the issue.

For Christmas, I received an ASUS Transformer T100-HA, which is essentially a Windows 10 tablet with a keyboard docking platform. I love it. Not entirely a fan of Windows 10 yet, but it is somewhat growing on me.

In the Windows 10 Settings panel, under the Storage options and the main OS drive, (a built-in 64GB SSD) I have the option to clear out temporary files and other data that is taking up space where it is not needed.

However, when I click the button to delete temporary files, it tells me to wait a moment, then goes back to showing the 16.4GB of occupied space that it had before.

I need help figuring this out.

Any and all assistance is appreciated.

A:Windows Storage Files; Can't Delete?

This option (I take it you mean at Settings / System / Storage ) is problematic (or "buggy" if you will) and there is discussion of it in another thread.

Your best bet for now, IMO, is that you go into File Explorer, right click for Properties of C: drive, and run the Disk Cleanup wizard. There's also a "Clean up system files" button that becomes available once it does the initial scan for files to clean up which can give an extended sweep to clean out various system / install / update / error logging / temporary files.

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Alright, simply put , i had 4 partitions existing on my hard drive . System partition , Drive C: partition , HP Recovery partition , and a SYSTEM TOOLS partition .

My goal is to shrink drive C: partition in order to allow me to dual boot windows and zorin OS

I was able to successfully shrink the drive C: partition creating 350 GB of unallocated space . The way i shrank the partition was using MiniTool Partitioning wizard . Then through mini tool i tried creating a partition in the unallocated space . i would get an error "Cant create partition , no free MBR slots" so i googled .

I then used Disk Manager found in administrator tools to successfully create the partition in the unallocated space . I was able to access the partition in windows explorer and it was labeled drive D:

The thing which confused me was in minitool partitioning wizard it didnt show all my partitions but ONE partitioned labeled "Dynamic"

So i shut down and rebooted with my flash drive in and was able to again reformat the partition running zorin OS live and successfully installed zorin OS to said partition .

HOWEVER , when i rebooted i did not get an OS selection screen in BIOS it just went straight to "Booting windows" and then a blue screen with a bunch of writing on it (I usually get this when a hardware change has occured) and then rebooted and went to "Start windows normally" or "Windows Startup repair" which both do not boot .

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A:[SOLVED] [Long thread, serious help only please]Cant boot windows after repartitionin

I don't know if you'd be able to fix the system to get it to boot properly again but you should be able to boot the system with a "Linux live" CD/DVD and get all of your data copied to a safe location. I wouldn't recommend doing anything else until the data is safe backed up (possibly to two locations)

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I have recently installed windows 8.1 onto my previous installation of windows 10 (upgraded from laptops factory windows 8). Both OS's work perfectly fine however i am faced with a problem where i get the legacy boot menu. My problem is i can't get the standard windows 8 GUI boot manager rather i get the legacy boot menu and sometimes my computer even decides to skip the boot menu and load straight into the default OS.

I have done some BCDEDIT commands and i set it up. To me it looks perfectly fine but the boot manager doesn't reflect that. Here is a screenshot of the bcdedit oiutput.

As you can see boot manager is set to standard which is the GUI boot manager. I cannot seem to figure out the problem here. I have already posted in another thread and i could not get a solution so i decided to start my own thread.

One thing that i should mention is when i was installing the windows 8 it did give me a warning about the recommended order for partitions for GPT. However i ignored it and saw no real problem in how the OS runs or booting. Only the boot manager but here is a screenshot of diskmanager

Any help is much appreciated.

A:Dual-boot windows 8 and Windows 10 but no GUI boot manager

Windows 10 and Windows 7 dual boot system (see screenshots below).

Take a look at this post: dual boot win 7 and win 10? - Windows 10 Forums

Open Admin Command Prompt and type: bcdboot %windir%
will rebuild the BCD and gives you back the GUI.

Thanks, it works perfectly.

Originally Posted by ajay250496

One thing that i should mention is when i was installing the windows 8 it did give me a warning about the recommended order for partitions for GPT. However i ignored it and saw no real problem in how the OS runs or booting.

That's a useless error message, so this error message can be ignored.

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Hi guys,

Is it feasible to create a VHD, install Windows 8.1 and then use RAMDisk to add more speed to the VHD usage? This idea just got into my head the other day as I planned to install Windows 8.1 in a partition on my hard drive. Dual boot arrangement with Windows 7 x64 (2 partitions). Got some issues with the install as I found out that Windows 8.1 does not boot as fast as my old Windows 7. When I compare the laptop with pre-installed Windows 8 the boot speed difference is glaring (though the laptop is not in a dual-boot arrangement). I understand that Windows 8 does not really shutdown but hibernates itself for more faster boot the next time yo boot it up..correct? Now I find that in a dual-boot it aint so. Windows 8.1 boot's very slow in this desktop(same desktop where I test the Bitdefender AV and IS 2014 trials).

Now to get back to my question, is it feasible? I mean to,

Create a VHD in Windows 7 > Install Windows 8.1 > and then use RAMDisk to speed things up.

What may be the benefits of using an 8.1 VHD dualboot arrangement with Windows 7 versus the live partition install/usage..?

I have GiliSoftRAMDisk lying around here and have no experience using it. Now earlier I was searching the web and checking out ways to install and use Windows 8.1 on this desktop but also seeking ways to make it worth the while by improving on what I have experienced when I installed 8.1 on a live partition.

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A:Install Windows 8.1 in VHD in a dual-boot with Windows 7 and use RAMDisk question etc


Anyway just to update here. I was not able to pursue this endeavor and went straight to installing Windows 8.1 Pro on a separate hard drive. I did not have any of the boot issues as that I have mentioned before when I installed with an existing Windows partition. I booted fine and acceptable a minute or less. Did observed some long boots but that was when after installing programs that required a reboot. So the desktop s now with Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 sp1. Still have not installed AutoCAD 2013 and Minitab 15 on it as I am awaiting the response of our IT as to the licensing etc so I have not used those programs yet in Windows 8.1 Pro.

Also discovered that there are issues with Acronis True Image 2012 in Windows 8.1 during the install. So did not install that and used the YUMI built usb whenever I wanna recover. Have not tried Macrium Reflect though. But in any case whenever I wanna recover or create a backup system image I'd just plug-in the YUMI created usb drive and fire-up Acronis WinPE or Macrium WinPE from there.

Now the use of GiliSoftRAMDisk I have abandoned as of the moment as I can't understand really how to use it. Have read some information and posts from blog that it may help but on more occasions it is unneeded.

So I guess the questions that I posted here for the VHD may be shelved now and I will post another thread about this if and ever I started it.
For the veteran users of Windows 8/8/1 I have more questions to ask but I will start... Read more

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Recently upgraded my PC from AMD to Intel, i.e I went from an 8350 to a 4790k. Obviously, the motherboard was changed and the upgrade went very well, no issues at all. (Maximus VII Ranger).

However, about 2 weeks after the upgrade I started having this issue, when I boot from cold I get a BSOD 1/2 times in which the error message is displayed off screen. The text reads as far as 'Search online for System Thread Exception...' and then goes off screen which tells me that once I am into Windows, my resolution is at less than the native 1080p.

Once the PC has restarted itself, it goes through usual boot and works fine. No errors, no crashes. I can proceed to play Battlefield 4 for several hours.

What could cause this? I'm running out of ideas, I've uninstalled my latest beta graphics driver and reinstalled the older stable 14.6 release candidate which had no effect. I have all of the dump files and can upload them upon request if necessary. Using BlueScreen viewer it is evident that each BSOD has been caused by a separate driver, I have had 5 of them so far, one of which lost its minidump.

A:Windows 8.1 Pro cold boot BSOD, system thread exception

Hi Delboyd12 & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

Please follow the instructions over here :-
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

Please use the Option 1 and then upload it to some File Sharing websites like One Drive, Dropbox or Mediafire.

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