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YogaBook does not start after System updating

Q: YogaBook does not start after System updating

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Last night, I installed the latest version of android system update on my YogaBook (YB1-X90L).During the update, the system locks after autosystems restarts. The system stops after boot music and locks with orange Lenovo text.What do we do now?

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Hi everyone, I have two questions:1,Is there any way I could potentially make use of my lenovo yoga bluetooth detachable keyboard to make it work as an external keyboard for my Yogabook? My Yoga was mechanically ruined but its keyboard was saved with not even a scratch. I would like to use it with my new Yogabook but it doesn't seem to read it. My Yogabook touch keyboard works fine, just want to have an extra keyboard with some extended functions (home/end etc.)2,The touch keyboard on my Yogabook seems to have a second delay when I pause in writing. Is looks like it is caused by automatic text saving. Is there any function enabling adjustment of automatic saving frequency? Or what else might be the way eliminating this?Thanks, Alex

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Need to figure out what is going on to decide if I should return it or keep it. https://twitter.com/yogabooklenovo/status/846026391279849472

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Hello, I just bought my yogabook windows version. Its so strange that some fonts seams very blurry while others are perfectly fine. Example: browsing on edge is working pwefectly while several pages under control panel are very blurry. Is my yogabook display defected?

A:Windows 10 fonts blurry on yogabook

That's a Microsoft feature!It's actually present on many machines.

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Hi allHave found myself in a bit of a pickle (read: inconsolably crying and tearing my hair out lol/but not)   My windows Yoga book has suddenly and unexpectedly up and died! It randomly turned off/went into sleep mode yesterday whilst I was using it to finish up some design projects I've been working on. It was plugged in at the time, now it won't turn on and only shows a blinking white light.. If I hold down the power button the light will eventually go off  and if I continue holding back on again.. Always blinking. Connecting the power adaptor also causes the light to come on blinking. Despite trying the suggested methods of holding power button for 10/15/30/64+/120 seconds, holding, letting go, pressing again etc or holding volume button down for 15 secs etc etc nothing seems to work!?  I have also tried connecting my yoga book to a lenovo thinkpad in order to try and at least access my drive and files but nothing shows up!   Can anyone please tell me what might be wrong with my yoga book? Could it be the battery? motherboard? Something else?  Has it been short circuited somehow? I had auto backup enabled but could my data i.e. 10 months worth of inkscape projects be affected? How can I check if my data's still intact? Am assuming I'm going to have to take it somewhere to get fixed seeing as the diy button pushing method doesn't seem to be working but would like an idea of what problems may be diagnosed... Read more

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Hi all has anybody noticed a wobbling of lines when drawing with the pen near the top and bottom of the drawing area... it happens on all drawing and painting apps. this is happening when first used out of the box brand new is there any fix for this CheersJames

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Anyone know why always switch to 3g after sleep / stand by?and can"t turn back to 4g , need restart system

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I have  a yogabook, and I want to use an external microphone to record audio. I read somewhere that the audio port is a combo headphone/microphone, but it didn't work with my samsung's combo headphone. I wonder if this information is correct? If not, do you know if there is any way to use an external microphone?

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Ok guys, yesterday i was just doin the good old maintenance on my dad's laptop (spywayre, virus, updates, and cleaning up) so i did scans and cleaned the registry and also was updating to SP2... but when it was finished, i think, the laptop turned off (restarting after the installation) and then when it turned on, it asked for a password, anyways, the password check passes through when i type in nothing in the password box... and then windows starts openin up, and i see the wallpaper then "windows explorer" crashes and the laptop just stops with the only the wallpaper and nothing else on the screen except the mouse... The same thing happens with the safe mode too... and also when i use the "Start with the last known working configurations"... I dunno what to do? can anyone help please?

Also i wanted to just reinstall the windows files without formatting but my dad's laptop's recovery disk only allows a fresh install with formatting... (he has a toshiba m40).. does anyone know how to install a fresh copy without formattin with this recovery disk?

Thanks for the help guys!

A:Computer won't start up after updating with SP2

You cant re-install the OS without formatting unfortunately. Try running it in safe mode.

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I installed, by the moment, first, free Avira that functioned pretty well; until I installed new Sybot. Both applicactions do very well, but, after Spybot installation, the PC's complete start is different. Small Avira's umbrella remains closed by a relatively long while until Spybot's Tea Time shield gets installed; only then Avira starts updating and any intent to operate the PC before, means troubles as, for example, no Avira updating or even opening. Could it be improved in any manner ? Many thanks and regards

A:Slow Avira's start updating

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I have an old PC with windows 7. I was downloading a word file via email which suddenly a amall windows open and sysprep start to updating and after that my system restarted and new windows start to instalation and I loosed my desktop information and files.
what was that? a virus? a hacker?
I'd like to hear your comments.

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Hallo,After upgrading the Bios via Windows (HP dv7 6101sd) there is only a black screen and flashing Caps Lock.I have tried to create recovering USB device (according to the instructions http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833 ).Unfortunately  when started the Bios updating file (http://support.hp.com/nl-nl/drivers/selfservice/hp-pavilion-dv7-6100-entertainment-notebook-pc-serie... ) there is no possibility to chose another location (step 5 according to the instructions).Can you give me another solution of the problem?Thank you in advance,Idjeral 

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I just received a DELL Optiplex 9010 with WIN 7 installed. I was a bit rushed and thought updating the Bios would be a good idea and didn't realise I was installing v A01, so a downgrade..

Now I can not start windows, when the PC starts it begins to boot but soon after the loading windows icons start there is a blue screen (stating to check the hard drives for errors..) and the machine goes to the Windows Error Recovery screen. I've tried to use the Launch Startup Repair tool but it doesn't seem to find anything wrong..

Not sure what to do from this point? Is there a way I can install the correct version of the bios for this machine?


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I am trying to help out a collegue by looking at his PC wiht ME installed, it will not boot into windwos, it starts to then a window pops up saying it is "Updating the hardware database" I do the ctr, alt, del to see what is going on, it is not responding. So I reboot and try to get it into safe mode, no easy task, sytem restore does not have any current restore points, it goes back to 2002. I have scanned it avg scanner and found back door trojan. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:ME Hangs at start up-updating hardware db

Please download HijackThis. Create a folder at C:\HJT and move HijackThis.exe there. Run a scan and save the log file. Post the whole log file here. Do not fix anything since most of them listed there are harmless (some are system required). This program will help us determine if there is any spyware/malware on your computer.

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i just formatted this pc and after a few updates now icant get in my properties as it is just a shell and my start button and time is gone ...... can anything be done ... oh if i hit the flag on my keyboard the menu for start shows up but thats it

A:Start Menu And Time Are Gone After Updating

Position you mouse on the very bottom of screen and see if the taskbar pops up. If it does then that means your "auto hide" option is enabled and all you have to do is right-click the taskbar then go to properties and uncheck "auto hide taskbar". If you still dont see the taskbar, try to position the mouse on the very bottom of screen and left-click and hold while dragging up. Otherwise I dont know what else to do, hope this helps.

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Please, I need urgent help.
On my brand new ASUS laptop, the automatic ASUS update downloaded and installed the latest BIOS version for Windows. During the process the pop-up windows appeared saying something like "Don't forget to load the default BIOS setting after reboot..."

After reboot, all I got was black screen with a blanking line like in DOS program.
I rebooted again, used ESC, entered BIOS but theres no such option there as load defualt BIOS..
I saved and exited BIOS and still WIndows won't load up.
Please, what should I do ???

A:After updating BIOS, Windows 7 won't start up !?

entered BIOS but theres no such option there as load defualt BIOS..

Did you use the option?

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Hi to all,

I updated my windows 7 32-bit machine but after some restarting now it doesn't start up. That is it doesn't show the desktop screen. I tried to repair it using Start up Repair but it can't fix the problem. I also tried the following command in "system recovery options" > command prompt:
X:\Sources>bootrec /fixmbr
X:\Sources>bootrec /fixboot
but no changes occurred.
Any idea to fix that?

Thanks in advance.

A:Windows 7 doesn't start up after updating

Go in safe mode and do a system restore.

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Hey there, this will be my first post on this forum I'm hoping someone can help me out! Today I picked up an Intel Dual Core 2.8ghz e5500 800mhz fsb lga775, updated my bios, installed the cpu (properly at that) and upon turning the computer back on all fans and drives power up, the HD led light stays red for about 3 seconds then goes out. I assume that the motherboard is not seeing the cpu for some reason and I can't seem to figure it out. Motherboard specs : ASUS P5GZ-MX - lga775 - fsb 800 - dual-ch ddr2 533 - (also says: Intel Core2 CPU ready, right on the box) Help please! If its not compatible I need to take it back within the allotted time. Thank you!

A:Updating CPU resulting in black screen on start up.

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Hello, you guys!!! My laptop won't start after updating itunes. It sort of told me to restart my laptop after and when I did, it automatically shuts down. like literally shut down. When I turned it on, the screen just stays blank and nothing happens, it does that for about a few seconds and automatically shuts down again. I tried clicking F8 or F11 or F12 on every reboot but still nothing happens. I'm afraid to do anything else. I don't have a recovery disk or any of the sort because when I bought it, my laptop has a build-in recovery program inside or something. I really don't know what do. Please please help.

A:Vista laptop won't start after updating itunes

Give this a try

If you create a recovery DVD, you may be able to boot to recovery options
Create Recovery DVD.
Hard Disc Controller must be set to IDE in BIOS and Bios must be set to boot from the CD Boot Priority - Change

The Vista recovery disk is used to boot Vista when it won't boot - to run Startup Repair, System Restore, access a Command Line, Recover using a Vista Backup Image, etc.
System Recovery Options. Choose an option tht will not cause you to lose your stuff.

If Vista will not start now, boot the Recovery CD to run Startup Repair which automates System Restore as well as numerous other tests including System File Checker which can repair system files which are not corrupted beyond repair.

If Vista still will not start, try booting into Safe Mode to run sfc /scannow to repair System files.
Special Thanks Given to Seven Forums.

Below is a bulletin distributed by MS to explain the start up procedure when Windows will not boot.
Startup Repair. Startup Repair is a Windows recovery tool that can fix certain problems, such as missing or damaged system files, that might prevent Windows from starting. Startup Repair is located on the System Recovery Options menu, which is on the Windows Vista installation disc. If your computer has preinstalled recovery options, it might also be stored on your computer's hard disk. For more information, see Startup Repair: frequently asked questions and What are the system recovery options in Windows Vis... Read more

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Hey guys,I have a Sony Vaio with windows vista and I had an update on it so of course i updated it, so then it asked to restart the computer so i did. but after i restarded it and everything wasloading up normally and it stopped on file number 2456 out of 68 thousand and the file it freezeson is microsoft paint. so i turned it off again and i got the black screen that saysstart windows normallysafe modeetc. screenand it try's to load and again it stops at microsoft paintand when i click safemode it just freezes the computerDoes anyone know how to solve this problem? My brother works on this laptop so he really needs it.SIDE NOTE: i tried pressing f12 after pushing safe mode and it just makes a noise and freezes.. PLEASE HELP Mod Edit: Topic moved from Windows XP to more appropriate forum~ TMacK

A:Vaio Freezes And Wont Start Up After Updating It

loading up normally and it stopped on file number 2456 out of 68 thousand and the file it freezeson is microsoft paint. so i turned it off again and i got the black screen that saysIf Im not mistaken I believe that your computer was performing a routing disk clean up. I am not sure how long you waited when the computer was stuck on the file, but turning it of abruptly like that may not have been a good Idea. When you try to boot into safe mode does it act like its loading the safe mode environment or is it not doing anything? If you have the install CDs you can try a repair. Just my thoughts.

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I recently upgraded to Windows 10, from Windows 8 on my HP Envy 20 and now I cannot get my screen to come on.  This is a touchscreen, all-in-one system.  If have followed a couple of different procedures I came across to reset the BIOS with no luck.  Am I out of luck on this computer?  Extremely frustrating that an update that my system kept pushing me to do has now left me without a computer. I can hear the system turn on, but nothing apears on the screen.  I have followed these two sets if instructions: http://support.hp.com/ca-en/document/c02217843andhttp://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c03561545-4

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Please can anyone help me. I updated with AVG free yesterday. Today I can't get past the login screen when I start the computer. It comes up with asking for a password, accepts it and then the screen just goes blank.
I've tried control, alt delete and it comes up with the options to
Lock computer
Switch user
Log off
Change a password
Start task manager
Can anyone help? I've tried taking power away and restarting in the safe mode, but am not getting anywhere.
Many thanks

A:Computer won't start after updating with AVG free and then restarting

After stopping stopping explorer.exe and then restarting, I have now been able to start the computer up to the normal screen with icons.
I cannot start the internet and i've just tried to access a word document and again word is not starting.
I've just got the windows task manager up and when I look at the services tab, all services have been stopped except PlugPlay and DcomLaunch. What are these?
Can anyone help, i'm a complete novice.

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HiMy 2 year old pavilion notebook now does not connect to the wifi when starting up and still won't connect when putting the password in, it will only connect when I re-boot the router.  Other devices we have, do not have this problem.Also, it will not update any windows updates, not sure if this is because it configures updates when re-starting and cannot connect to the internet?We've also tried upgrading to windows 10, but that doesn't work either, presumably for the same reason it won't do normal windows updates.We tried to restore back to a date before this started happening, but no luck.Any ideas??

A:Wifi not connecting on start up and updates not updating

Hi there @Choccie,  Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome! This is a great site to get answers and ask questions. I understand that you are having an issue with your Wi-Fi on your HP Pavilion Notebook PC.  You said that you need to reset the router for your Notebook to connect every time. I did some research and found a great document for your called Troubleshooting Wireless Network and Internet. This document will help you troubleshoot the Wi-Fi issue.  Please make sure that you check out the section that says "Other things to try" also. Once you expand the title Other things to try, you will see a section called Change your wireless environment. In this section of the document there is a chart that you may want to take a look at. It will tell you how the environment can greatly impact the effectiveness of your wireless network. It then gives you a chart that you can use to improve your wireless functionality.  If you are receiving any of these errors:Internet Explorer cannot display the Web page.Work Offline: No connection to the Internet is currently available.Not connected: You are currently not connected to any networks.Here is another document called HP PCs - Resolving Broadband Internet connection problems (Windows 8).  Have you tried to Restore the BIOS? Have you tried to directly connect to the Modem/Router? Have you uninstalled the driver in the Device Manage... Read more

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i have a dell dimension 8100 1.7 640mb memory nvidia geforce2mx. id like to upgrade to a better[but as cheap as possible] video card, what is my best bet? can a 4x work? also my memory is either rimm or rdram[duh on my part]two 64 and two 256, again whats the cheapest way to upgrade it or is it worth it? my video card is giving me problems so no matter what i need to change it, thankyou for any help

A:updating my system

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Within the last month or so, shortcuts on the start menu haven't been refreshing when their respective icons actually change. This only pertains to 3rd party programs and games--not those downloaded from the Microsoft store or included in Windows by default. For example, Steam recently changed the design of their logo. This change was never reflected in the start menu. There are at least several other apps, like the PortableApps launcher, that the same is happening to. I've actually had to go to the entry in appdata and completely remove them and re-add them to get the changes to show. Never had an issue with anything like this until relatively recently, though I can't place one particular event as being definitive. It may have been like this for even longer and I wouldn't have known until a few things updated anyway.

See system spec for details, as everything is up-to-date. Let me know if any other information would help. This is obviously not a dire issue, but an annoying one. It would be nice for software to update icons and have those changes reflected rather than having to add manually.

A:Start menu icons/shortcuts not refreshing/updating

Hi there.

Fix Store Apps and Tiles that are Not Working or Responding in Windows 8 and 8.1

Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8

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Hi, my PC (Dell Inspiron 15, 3537) used to work really smooth at start ups with Windows 8, but since I updated to Windows 8.1 my PC's start up time became really very slow.

It nearly takes 3 - 4 minutes to start up with Windows 8.1. While with the Windows 8 it used to start up in like less than a minute.

I hope you give me a good solution to this problem. I've been searching for this solution.

My specs are :- Dell Inspiron 3537,
Intel Core i5 ,
64 Bit ,
AMD RADEON Graphics.

Thank you.

A:Slow Start Up after updating to Windows 8.1 in Dell 3537

Product Support | Dell US

May be a driver issue

Or to many startup programs

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When I start up, the time / date seems to be on factory setting and has to be updated manually.  It will not update automatically.

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Hi folks,
I am very happy to find a forum like this. My wife's computer has been infected by a browser hijack..I was able to fix a few things..but I fear there is still more that my untrained eye cannot see. If you can see anything whack here, please let me know what I can do.
And know that you will be appreciated! My screen name says it all. ;-)


Scan saved at 9:25:13 PM, on 4/30/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
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\Prevx1\PXAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
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A:start up takes forever and I don't think TrendMicro is updating completely

more info if someone can help me.
I ran adaware (lavasoft) in safe mode, also did a trend micro housecall cleaning that found "softomate" entries.
my main fear is everytime i try to update pc cillin 12 it seems to quit whie insatlling the updates. and evry single time i click, it sys there are updates available.

thanks anyone who can help me out.


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I have a Lenovo all in one pc that I bought used, I factory restored it when I got it and it worked fine until I decided to try to update it from windows 8 to 10... I used the assistive technologies to get the free update... well it said preparing for update for about 3 days then one day I shut it down and came home from work and when I powered it back on it says updating your system 0%.... I've tried everything I could on google using keyboard shortcuts and it seams like my keyboard ain't doing anything? Is there anyway I could force stop the update till I got logged back into the computer or anyway I can just stop the update all together from the start up?

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Hello to all,
My OS is Win 7x64 and some time ago I created system image recovery disks. I have looked for tutorials on how to update the disks to
to keep current and have not had much success. What do I need to do to update the disks I previously made? As always, help from any
and all will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks....... Regards

A:Updating System Image DVD

I created system image recovery disks
System image and recovery disk are two different things.
How did you go about to create whatever you have question about?

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My dad has been having problems with his pc. He talked to his ISP & they suggested looking for driver updates for his system. Is there something on his pc that tells him what to look for? I did a search for drivers for myself the other day (I'm having problems too.), and found drivers, but nothing to tell me which ones I needed personally. They had some components of my system listed, but didn't tell me if I needed the updates. Is there some way to tell. If we install drivers we aren't sure we need are we gonna mess something up?

A:Updating System drivers.

If its a wondowsXP system then do a system restore backup before updating any drivers, then if there is a problem you just restore to the point before you did the driver updates.

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Hello. What software does everyone recommend that will check and update all or most of my system drivers and help keep them up to date. Driver Detective, Driver Max, etc.... There has to be a good program that does this and is safe to use . I am running Vista Home Premium Ed. Thank you

A:Updating System drivers

Driver scanners are useless and inaccurate and a waste of money.

If your computer's devices have the drivers installed and are working fine, it's not mandatory to update the drivers.


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Well I upgraded to windows 10 a few days ago, and it seemed to create a new profile or something, the default videos, documents, etc in windows explorer were new and empty, but all my old stuff was still there, so it didn't bother me much, but today I restarted my pc and there were some updates, and when it was up and going again, all the files were back where they were pre windows 10. I later find that everything I did between windows 10 upgrade 3 days ago and the update today, is gone... So I needed some of that stuff, and tried to do a system restore, which had been set before the updates today, but when it starts up again, it automatically applies the updates again and I have the same problem...
I can't find windows update in control panel now to turn it off manually, but I'm not sure if that'd even work, seeing as I'm restoring it, it would probably default to the settings at the restore point? Anyway, anyone know how I can fix this? It must be possible, why would it set up a restore point before an update if it couldn't restore before it....

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Is there possible after a unsuccesful update of my system BIOS to restore it's initial condition ???

A:Updating the system bios

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So about 2 hours ago on my PC. I was playing WoW and had a hard crash and lock up. So I restarted my PC. Everything seemed fine. Just a mysterious crash. So I went on to updating my graphics drivers since it had been on my mind to do so. About half way into the update my desktop then crashed again. Only this time it cannot even get windows 7 64 bit to start up.

Then I ran the Start up Repair program. I get a message that it cannot repair it automatically.

On a history note. This PC has been pretty good to me. A few months back I had a bad run in where my RAM wasnt being read correctly and a simple re-docking fixed that. That was solved on this web forum as well. I don't know if its connected. Just a reference on history.

Other then that I'm not exactly sure how to go about on fixing this. I've never had a problem where even Windows wont boot up.

*Safe Mode does start up* Just not sure what to do.

BSOD data is attached. I tried running perfmon / report in safe mode but I got an error. Saying the path couldnt be found.

A:Crashed Updating Nvidia GTX 260. Can't start Win7.StartupRepair Failed

Quote: Originally Posted by RanSy

So about 2 hours ago on my PC. I was playing WoW and had a hard crash and lock up. So I restarted my PC. Everything seemed fine. Just a mysterious crash. So I went on to updating my graphics drivers since it had been on my mind to do so. About half way into the update my desktop then crashed again. Only this time it cannot even get windows 7 64 bit to start up.

Then I ran the Start up Repair program. I get a message that it cannot repair it automatically.

On a history note. This PC has been pretty good to me. A few months back I had a bad run in where my RAM wasnt being read correctly and a simple re-docking fixed that. That was solved on this web forum as well. I don't know if its connected. Just a reference on history.

Other then that I'm not exactly sure how to go about on fixing this. I've never had a problem where even Windows wont boot up.

*Safe Mode does start up* Just not sure what to do.

BSOD data is attached. I tried running perfmon / report in safe mode but I got an error. Saying the path couldnt be found.

No DMP files included in upload Please use this method.

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

If you are overclocking STOP

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

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I first noticed this issue when I did a fresh install of Windows 7 recently and I noticed that the recent programs in the start list was failing to update new programs that I opened (ones that were not pinned to the taskbar) and the only way of fixing it was to go to Taskbar and Start Menu properties,untick Store and display recently opened programs in the Start Menu, apply, and then switch it back on again. I initially thought this was an issue with a corrupt install, I tried a clean reinstall and got the same issue. After much experimenting I discovered that the issue occurs when you switch out of an Aero themed desktop to a basic theme, obviously it was occurring on a fresh Windows install because Windows 7 fresh install starts with a basic them by default. I have tried several clean installs and get the same result, I can only think it is a bug, or something to do with a Windows Update?? My particular install of Windows 7 is Windows 7 Home Premium Update (I have to install Vista first), any thoughts? I dont recollect having this issue in the past.

A:Recently opened programs in start menu stops updating???

Not sure how to help with your problem, it does sound like a bit of a quirk but it is possible that it relates to the way your upgrading

Installing as an upgrade is not the cleanest way to do it, it is possible to clean install without vista first
Have a look at this if your interested Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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 aspire axc600 desktop, trying to recovery system so did the disk recovery and it does fine till its on RESTORE PROGRESS , restoring system bar is at 100 percent but the updating system bar stays at 1 percent and does not move, i have let it sit for up to 24 hours but does not move and i have tried it do it over, but it stays stuck on that part, what am i doing wrong

A:recovery stuck on updating system

check if any prompt windows is under the main screen, try these key combo:windows logo key + dctrl + shift + Escctrl + alt + canc

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 1.70GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 1 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2039 Mb
Graphics Card: S3 Graphics ProSavageDDR, 8 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152617 MB, Free - 137860 MB;
Motherboard: ECS, P4VMM2
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
my system is old. i purchased it in 2003. it's time to start updating it / replacing parts.

i plan on staying with my windows xp for a few more years.

it would be nice to be able to update individual components now, with the hope that they should work with a windows upgrade a few years down the road.

i use my PC for ebay, amazon, craigslist, banking, surfing for information, forums, youtube, working with and saving photo's, burning cd's.

if i could improve the time it takes for my PC to load web pages, and video that would be a big plus.

my question is, where should i start, and what would be a good replacement part ??

i just replaced the hard drive, and added more memory to it.

here's what i have now......
Operating System
MS Windows XP Home 32-bit SP3
Intel Celeron
Willamette 0.18um Technology
2.00 GB DDR @ 133MHz (2.5-3-3-6)
ECS P4VMM2 (FC-478) 38 C
Acer P215H ([email protected])
S3 Graphics ProSavageDDR
Hard Drives
156GB Western Digital WDC WD1600AAJB-00J3A0 (PATA) 35 C
Optical Drives
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A:Solved: advice on updating my system

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My question is two-fold...

First, I have been using Microsoft Photodraw for quite some time now and I just love it! However, I haven't used it in about 3 weeks and when I tried to open the program, all it says is, "unable to start the application." I have the CD but when I tried to re-install it, i get the message: "setup has encountered a problem updating your system registry." I uninstalled photodraw and re-installed it but i still get the same massage. I even tried disabling the "auto protect" feature of my anti-virus software. Can anyone help me please?

Secondly, is there any other program out there that's as user-friendly as Photodraw 2000? I have Photoshop 7 and Adobe Illustrator. They are so much more complicated to use. So I am looking for the counterpart of photodraw.

I would be eternally grateful for any advice anyone can give me!


A:Help please! Problem Updating System Registry

Hiya and welcome

Which version of Windows are you running? Also, when the error comes up about the Registry, is there an error number as well?

If you're on XP, are you logging in as the Admin?



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I recently had an issue, whereby my computer would no longer startup for unknown reasons. In order to fix this, i found a windows 7 cd (previously windows 8) and installed it. It was all going well until i attempted to update my graphics card driver. Each time i do so, i get as far as the windows logo on startup, the computer somewhat reboots, and it goes straight to a black screen with only my mouse visible. Every time, i have to go into safe mode, uninstall the driver, and carry on without. My graphics card doesn't appear in the 'windows experience index' under either 'graphics' or 'gaming graphics'. Any help would make me a very happy boy, thanks!

A:updating Graphics card driver results in black screen after start up

Have you tried waiting for at least 5 minutes before everything gets back up running? It also happens to me everytime I update something and restarts and everything gets ready up on a minute.

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I updated my laptop, and it would not start up correctly afterwords. I reset the laptop back to before the update, and it ran fine again, until it automatically updated, after which, it would not run properlyDoes anyone know how to fix this issue?

A:My Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series, running windows 8 will not start up after updating.

Thank you for writing to us !
Which update was run on the system ?
Does it come up with any error messages ?
Kindly try the following steps :
a.Boot using Windows 8 Installation disk and perform startup repair.
b. Insert the disk into DVD drive and restart the computer.
c. Press F12 key (typically this is F12, but it can differ between computer manufacturers) and choose the drive that you inserted the installation media into.
d. Once the Windows Setup window appears click Next.
e. Click on Repair your computer.
f. Click on Troubleshoot and then select Advanced Options.
g. Click on Automatic repair.
h. Follow the on-screen instructions and finish the repair.


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I wanted to know can i update drivers that are only for vista and install them in windows 10, or do i need that operating system to install them, or will there be errors? Thanks 

A:Updating older drivers in new operating system

Mokhy, welcome to the forum. You will not be able to use any drivers other than those that are developed for Win 10.  It may be that some of your components won't be compatible with Win 10 since your computer is older.  You should run Win 10 upgrade assistant to make certain which components are compatible. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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I have searched the internet but it's difficult to pinpoint what's going on which makes it hard to search. Here's what I have, hopefully someone has an answer.

I did a fresh install of Win7 64 Ultimate. First thing I do is update. After downloading the updates it begins to install the malicious software removal tool update but my system just hangs. It's not locked up it just hangs on the install. I figured ok I'll reboot and try again. Same thing happens. On the 3rd attempt I deselected the malicious software removal tool update and the rest of the updates install fine. Microsoft's answer to this problem is to hide the update lol.

Later I am installing my Logitech mouse driver and it won't install either. It looks like it's starting to install but just hangs. Again the system is not locked up just the install is frozen.

The next day I installed Office 2007 and start the update process and 2 of the office updates will not install. The rest of the updates install fine but

Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 for x64-based Systems (KB973688)
Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 for x64-based Systems (KB954430)

will not.

I am at a loss as to why this happens. Any ideas would be appreciated.

System Specs: Asus Rampage 3 Formula, i7960, No OC, 12g Corsair, WD 300g Raptor HDD, 2 Evga 465's SLI, Corsair 850w PSU

A:System hangs while updating and driver install

FYI - I have severe eye problems. If I don't respond to your postings, please PM another staff member for assistance.

Please provide this info for a more complete analysis (even though you don't mention any BSOD issues): http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html

Did you use KillDisk or DBAN (both are free) on the disk before installing Win7?
If not, please try that 1st - then see if the updates still hang.
Don't use any custom settings when installing Win7 and have it hooked to the internet when you start.

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