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Advanced boot option doesn't show the option "repair your computer"!

Q: Advanced boot option doesn't show the option "repair your computer"!

Hey,
I have a HP Pavilion notebook. A bit older I think. It had built in windows Vista Home Premium. Somehow my hard disk crashed and I bought a new one. I installed windows 7 ultimate 32 bit and updated to service pack 1. I made a system image using windows default recovery console. Everything was fine. But today I needed to restore my computer to a previous restore point. Every time I press F8 to get to the advanced boot option I see everything is okay except the "repair your computer" option. Somehow the "repair your computer" option disappeared. I tried ctrl+F11 button and the F11 button too. F11 button worked for my previous vista home premium but for Win-7 it's the F8 key. Can anyone help me with this please? How may I get the "repair your computer" option back? Is there any way to edit advanced to boot option to get that option back? I would be needing it in case of system image recovery. Please I don't want to reinstall the O/S once again. Please somebody help me.

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Preferred Solution: Advanced boot option doesn't show the option "repair your computer"!

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A: Advanced boot option doesn't show the option "repair your computer"!

On my clean OS install, the "repair your computer" option also does not appear in the F8 Advanced Boot Options list.
The option does appear on my ACER PC.

You can access this option by booting from a System Repair CD/DVD. A system repair CD is a must have.

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Hello,

I have a recovery partition on my Dell windows vista 64x inspiron computer but when I press the F8 key there is no option for "repair computer" or anything like that. How do I restore it to factory settings using that image?

Thank you,

Jane

P.S.

when I tried getting the recovery screen from the neosmart boot disk i clicked "restore computer" to factory settings and it scanned and said it "couldn't find a valid recovery location" but if I'm in windows I can go to my computer and clearly see a recovery partition so I know one is there or at least WAS.

is it possible that it got corrupted or do I need to change some setting to make it work. Thanks.

A:F8 doesn't offer "repair computer" option

Hello again Jane.




Be sure to post back so I know if this is still correct.





Here are the recovery instructions from Dell.

1. Reboot, and press Ctrl + F11 at the Dell logo.
2. The Dell™ PC Restore by Symantec screen will come up.
3. Select "Restore" or use the Tab key to highlight it and press Enter.
4. if you wish to continue, click "Confirm", or use the Tab key to highlight it and press Enter.
5. When the utility is finished, click "Finish", or use the Tab key to highlight it and press Enter.

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(first, I posted this on windows7forums two weeks ago, and no one replied. I'm not sure why)

Hello. My friend recently encountered the error "Disk read error occurred."

It seems to be because her MBR is damaged, according to other forums I've read, and a partition recovery program that listed her MBR partition as damaged.

When I plug in her drive, the partition that holds her Windows 7-64 OS is absent(the computer hers interacts with is also Win7-64)

Her recovery partition on that drive seems fine, however. Is there any way I can copy that partition from her drive over to a blank drive that I have, and use that to repair her other drive? Or is there a way to recover her damaged drive? I'm not too good with this kind of thing.

If anyone knows the best solution for fixing this without having to wipe the inaccessible main partition, that would help a ton.

A:Advanced boot with repair partition does not show repair option.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by SuperTechyCow


(first, I posted this on windows7forums two weeks ago, and no one replied. I'm not sure why)

Hello. My friend recently encountered the error "Disk read error occurred."

It seems to be because her MBR is damaged, according to other forums I've read, and a partition recovery program that listed her MBR partition as damaged.

When I plug in her drive, the partition that holds her Windows 7-64 OS is absent(the computer hers interacts with is also Win7-64)

Her recovery partition on that drive seems fine, however. Is there any way I can copy that partition from her drive over to a blank drive that I have, and use that to repair her other drive? Or is there a way to recover her damaged drive? I'm not too good with this kind of thing.

If anyone knows the best solution for fixing this without having to wipe the inaccessible main partition, that would help a ton.


Visit the following site;

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

HTH

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Hi all
Previously the  "Save Picture"  box would put a web generated title in the box and automatically selected JPEG.  Now the title box reads "untitled" and the only file options offered are "png" & "bmp" 

Please note that a similar post has appeared, but the solution did not match the fault.  I'm seeking to restore the automatic response to save picture, that might have been upset by antivirus clean-up programme.

Thank youin advance for considering my problem

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On a friend's computer, when I access the advanced boot menu using F8, the repair your computer option is missing. I found this info on a Microsoft page:

Repair your computer
Shows a list of system recovery tools you can use to repair startup problems, run diagnostics, or restore your system. This option is available only if the tools are installed on your computer's hard disk.

Does anyone know if these tools can be installed on a computer that is missing them? This is an Asus laptop.

Thanks

A:Repair your computer option missing from advanced boot menu

Originally Posted by YoVincenzo


On a friend's computer, when I access the advanced boot menu using F8, the repair your computer option is missing. I found this info on a Microsoft page:

Repair your computer
Shows a list of system recovery tools you can use to repair startup problems, run diagnostics, or restore your system. This option is available only if the tools are installed on your computer's hard disk.

Does anyone know if these tools can be installed on a computer that is missing them? This is an Asus laptop.

Thanks



I don't possess such deep knowledge to answer your question.
Perhaps the following link will be of interest to you :
Lost "Repair My Computer" Option in F8 Boot Advanced Startup Options Menu

Lost "Repair My Computer" Option in F8 Boot Advanced Startup Options Menu - Vista Setup and Install

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I have a Dell Studio 1440 with Win 7 home premium 64bit. I want to use the built-in recovery but after pressing F8, I click on Repair Your Computer and Windows 7 begins to load instead of going to the recovery GUI. I am trying to restore the system to it's factory settings and it had worked approximately two years ago but now it won't. I do not have a recovery disc because there is no optical disc in this machine.
Any Suggestions?
After reading previous threads I opened the elevated command prompt and ran c:\bcd.txt and got:


Code:

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume2
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-us
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {044b56e0-12ae-11df-adcc-df06ce43f584}
displayorder {current}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30
Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-us
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence {044b56e2-12ae-11df-adcc-df06ce43f584}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {044b56e0-12ae-11df-adcc-df06ce43f584}
nx OptIn
bootstatuspolicy IgnoreShutdownFailures
Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {044b56e2-12ae-11df-adcc-df06ce43f584}
device ramdisk=[\Device\HarddiskVolume2]\Recovery\WindowsRE\winre.wim,{044b56e3-12ae-11df-adcc-df06ce43f584}
path \windows\system32\winload.exe
description Wi... Read more

A:"Repair Your Computer" option not working (restoring factory backup)

Do you still have the recovery partition still? Also is it hidden?

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Hello,

I have a Dell Inspiron N7110 with windows 7 home premium. I want to restore my computer to factory settings but whenever I hit f8 at startup and choose the "repair your computer" option, my computer just boots up normally. I've tried several times and it never works. Please help!

A:Windows 7: "Repair your computer" option not working (from f8)

  
Quote: Originally Posted by MrMogwai


Hello,

I have a Dell Inspiron N7110 with windows 7 home premium. I want to restore my computer to factory settings but whenever I hit f8 at startup and choose the "repair your computer" option, my computer just boots up normally. I've tried several times and it never works. Please help!


Hi MrMogwai,

Welcome to the community.

There is a possibility that recovery partition might have gone corrupt on the system. You could try clean installing windows be following the link below:

Clean Install Windows 7

If the system is not bootable and that is the reason you are attempting the PC restore then you should check the link below:

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Keep us posted with the results so we can advise you further.

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To begin with the proverbial... I didn't know exactly where to post this but...

Is there a way to edit, change or alter the advanced start up screen in Windows 7 to remove the "Repair this computer" option? We are having a huge issue with users improperly selecting this option and trying to fix the computer themselves.. In a enterprise environment this is a HORRIBLE option and we have to hide it or delete it.

Thanks in advance!

AB

A:Removing "Repair this computer" option in Windows 7

Well i am not sure the appropriate, Microsoft approved way to do this.. But i made a batch file with this command...

bcdedit /set {default} bootstatuspolicy ignoreallfailures

And it gave me the end result i was looking for.. No more "Repair this computer" on a windows error recovery reboot. Hopefully this will resolve the flood of support tickets this stupid option has created.

-AB

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After trying to correctly partition my hard drives, I now no longer have the "Repair your computer" option in the Advanced Boot Options.

I have ran Startup Repair 3 times using my installation disk.

Here is my disk management options:


Any ideas?

A:"Repair your computer" option is missing

Did you remove the System Reserved partition?

That is where the repair data is held.

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my machine is bootable and WIN7 starts without any problems.
My Problem is I'd like create "System Reserved" to boot from this partition using F8 key and "Repair your computer" instead of booting from the CD boot disk.

I've already tried to boot with a Windows Repair CD, I've done "Startup Repair", but "System Reserved" won't be created.

I can create this partition manually, but how to configure WIN7 to boot from this partition using F8 key?

A:"Repair your computer" option using F8 key is missing

Having System Recovery Options on F8 Advanced Boot Options is not dependent upon having the System Reserved partition, as it's file is actually on C. You can try to rewrite it's link to F8 by running Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times after making sure C is the Active partition: Partition - Mark as Active. This is why we use Startup Repair x3 instead of only bootrec commands since it includes rewriting the F8 WinRE link.

You'd need to create System Reserved during the install, by deleting all partitions using the Drive Options in Steps 7 and 8 of Clean Install Windows 7.

To create it now is a PITA, but can be done. There is absolutely no reason to do this other than as an experiment to see if WinRE link can be restored to F8 when other methods fail:

Back up a System Image of C first. Your files should always be backed up externallly anyway.

Shrink C from the left by 200mb using Partition Wizard boot disk: Partition Wizard Resize Partition Video Help.

Create a Primary partition there using Partition Wizard Create Partition Video Help,

Mark Partition Active, Label it System Reserved.

Then boot into the Win7 installer or System Repair Disk to run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times

If it doesn't move the System boot files as signified by the System flag to the new System Reserved partition, then unhide System Files in Control Panel>Folder Options>View and drag them there from C manually, run the 3 Startup Repairs again.

To revert becau... Read more

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my machine is bootable and WIN7 starts without any problems.
My Problem is I'd like create "System Reserved" to boot from this partition using F8 key and "Repair your computer" instead of booting from the CD boot disk.

I've already tried to boot with a Windows Repair CD, I've done "Startup Repair", but "System Reserved" won't be created.

I can create this partition manually, but how to configure WIN7 to boot from this partition using F8 key?

 

A:"Repair your computer" option using F8 key is missing

Please type your posts with a standard black font and no underlining, it makes them much easier to read .

Why do you want to create the System Reserved partition if the system is booting ok?

If you have tried to run an MBR fix you will have deleted the Repair Your Computer option and on some systems it is not available.
 

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i recently contracted a virus that does the above mentioned things. i have hijack this, prevx, and wintasks. i also have just downloaded norton 2007. can anyone help me fix my ailing computer?

josh
 

A:Task manager disabled, no "run" option, no "turn off" option

oh, i am running win xp sp 2, have a dell dimension 2350, and have already deleted viewpoint manager, but i'm still stuck.

josh
 

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Hey guys, during the setup I have no "advanced" option at the partitions menu which must contain the formatting option. I have the partitions menu and only two buttons under it: "Refresh" and "Load Driver".

Any suggestions?
EDIT: NO NEED TO COMMENT I WAS RUNNING IT FROM OS I GOT THE PROBLEM

A:No "advanced" option at partitions menu

Hello Xranitel, welcome to Seven Forums!





There's some useful information in the tutorial at the link below.


SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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Last night I updated my computer to Windows 10.
I noticed after doing so my Gaming Rig (which has been out of commission since 2014) had a 32bit operating system despite having the capacity to run a 64bit.

I read online that I'd be able to create a boot disc or usb device using the Media creation tool and install that following a few easy steps, however, going into the advanced start up options, it looked a bit different than what I was led to believe.

(Expected)
(What I see)
(Note: This was just a reference image I found, I am running Windows 10, not 8.1).

My Disc Reader is working fine, so I'm unsure what I'm missing. I've had no luck searching for any answers so I thought I'd ask for my sanity's sake.

I've tried both a USB & and a DVD, both were able to hold the boot data created from the Media Creator, however I can't seem to get it to take.

I've attempted to open up the boot menu while loading, however when I selected to boot from BIOS using USB (HDD, ZIP, or otherwise), nothing would take. When I attempted to boot through CD/DVD, it only loaded windows 10 as normal, however my Desktop was broken (ie no icons outside of recycle bin), I couldn't access the start menu and Cortana has forgotten the hour or two we spent together asking me to initialize the function once more..

It wasn't a fresh install, however, and it certainly wasn't the 64 bit system.
Now, I'm at a loss.

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I am trying to rebuild by search index because my computer won't let me arrange items using the "Arrange By" option... However, when I try and load my indexing options to rebuild the index it will sit there and say "Waiting to receive indexing status". If I click the "Advanced" button it will freeze... I also receive an icon and loading display problem SEE PIC#1. Also when I click on "My Computer" it sometimes will sit there searching and it won't load. SEE PIC#2

I have tried the following:
1. Restarting the "Windows Search" service multiple times at different boots.
2. Deleting the files contained in the folder "C:\Windows\System32\config\TxR\". http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2484025
3. Stopping the "Windows Search" service then I opened up "regedit". I went to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsSearch, SetupCompletedSuccessfully" I changed the value from a 0 to a 1. Then I rebooted my PC. I then went back to the same key and changed it back to a 0 and rebooted my PC again.
4. Turning the "indexing service" on and off from the "Turn Windows Features on or off" menu.
5. Microsoft Fixit Indexing Troubleshooter
6. Sfc /scannow
7. Tried this hotfix http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977380
8. Tried another user account and creating a new user account
9. Tried resetting folder view to "defaults" http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/15692-... Read more

A:"My Computer" won't load, Disappearing Icons, & "Arrange By" option won't work. Help?

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Hi,
for some strange reason I can't seem to check the "Show hidden files and folders" option, every time I do so it reverts back to "Do not show hidden files and folders".

Has anyone had the same problem. This feels so stupid. Please help me. Thanks.
 

A:Checking the "Show hidden files and folders" option in Windows XP

Hi and welcome, are you applying the change? Not just X'ing out and closing the box?
 

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I am not able to view hidden files and folders because i cannot find the option "Show hidden files and folders". Look at the image below to know how the window looks. Some people said it could be a possible virus that has disabled that option. I thourougly scanned the pc with Kaspersky Internet security 2011, but could not find any thing. Please help me solve this problem. I cannot view any hidden files or folders. Look at the image below
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/QuoTbqEyY8qvx9HJfP4A0g?feat=directlink
 

A:"Show hidden files and folders" option not present. HELP

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Hey all,

Trying to figure out a way to display thumbnails in certain folders (ie: Photos & Videos) and icons in others. Unfortunately it seems this isn't possible, as the only option I've found is to always show thumbnails in all folders or always show icon's.

Anyone happen to know a way around this, help is very appreciated!

Camaren

A:"Always Show Icons Never Thumbnails" - Folder Specific Option?

Hello Camaren,

Unfortunately it's just not possible. It's a all or none setting.

The only workaround that I know of to do this is to leave thumbnails turned on and manually change the icon of each folder that you do not want to have thumbnail views for.

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Any registry entry to change this so it shows by default, so one doesn't have to click "Show more details" every single copy process?

Best regards,
Xelos

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Hi, guys.

After my pc has been infected by the "bagle prague" (hldrrr/wintems/flec006/srosa) i got cleaned by a software called Regrun. But the malwares have left some problems on my pc. The main problem is : In Control Panel / Folder option / View, i canīt find the options related to "show hidden files". In this forum there is a solution already posted,but it didnīt solve my problem.
The member says to go to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden]
and change the value into "group" My problem is : I do not have this last folder in the registry line ("hidden").
I mean, there is [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder] and in this folder ("folder") thereīs no "hidden" folder. So I canīt change the value of "hidden" īcause thereīs no "hidden". Help me please, thanks.
 

A:Option "show hidden files" in controlpanel->folder options disappeared

Greetings pokemon2005, Welcome To TSG

Show hidden files and folders - option missing or does not work
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/show-hidden-files-and-folders-option-missing-or-does-not-work/
 

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somebody pls help me
i got hit by some virus(trojan i think ) and try to run norton but notron cannot clean some suspect file. it show
- error opening (Access denied)[4] or
- error opening (folder locked)[4]
after running norton i found that 'folder options' from Tools command is diappear
i download and repaire registary as kiwiguy suggest

kiwiguy said:

Go here:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Read the heading as to how to apply these Registry "fixes", and then scroll down to number 129 and click on it to download the registry script to correct this problem.Click to expand...

now i can see 'folder options' but cannot find 'show hidden file and folder' checkbox
pls help me, thank in advance!!!!
 

A:checkbox for "show hidden files and folders" disappear from folder option

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when i unzip a file using XP home's zip utility,on the last screen the option "show extracted files" is always checked by default. how can i permanently turn this off? tia.
 

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I just bought a new printer(HP 2000) and everything is working just fine except one little thing. On my old printer(HP 2400) I automatically got preview before printing which saved me a lot of ink and paper as well. Now I forgot how to set that option again. Please help this old fool! Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Where is "Show preview before print" option?

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Hi,

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

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

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

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

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


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can ny one please solve this problem,.....i'm not able to see "show hidden files option" in the folder options........
the display can be found in the attachment....
 

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Strange are the ways of Windows. After an episode with a Worm/Small.2.F, I cannot set the option <My Computer/Tools/Folder Options/View/Show Hidden Files> Once I check this box and click 'Apply', the hidden files don't show and then on clicking 'OK'. it reverts back to <...Do Not Show Hidden Files>. Please help.

I had installed Avast Anti-Virus after the Worm infection because my existing AVG anti-virus was unable to 'delete' or 'heal' infected files (although it did detect them). I've now uninstalled it yet the problem remains (it has occurred after Avast installation though I'm not sure the two are connected). Any Experience, Strength & Hope?!

A:Cannot set option"show hidden files"

follow the five steps and check you have got rid of the infections
http://www.techsupportforum.com/showthread.php?t=15968

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Hi, my computer crashed a couple hours ago out of nowhere and when it restarted itself I got the dreaded "BOOTMGR is missing" message. I'm running Windows Vista 32-bit. I put my Windows recovery disc in and entered the information for language, time and currency, and keyboard input. Then it tries to go directly to installing Windows. I don't have an option for repairing it. I can't afford to reinstall as I have way too much stuff to lose and it would be devastating. There should be an option after that first screen on the lower left so i can repair instead of install. I'm desperate and time is of the essence as I was working on something I need done for tomorrow. I tried to follow the steps here... http://cyberst0rm.blogspot.com/2007/04/how-to-fix-bootmgr-is-missing-in.html , but yeah, like i said, it doesn't give me an option to repair after that first screen. Please help, I'm starting to tear out my hair!
 

A:"BOOTMGR is missing" but i don't have an option to simply repair startup, help!

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1720 with Windows Vista I am trying to do a factory image but the repair your computer is missing from the F8 advanced boot options menu.
Can anyone tell me how to get this back on the list Thanks in advance

A:advanced boot option menu missing option

if your just trying to do a "factory reset" try powering on then press the ctrl key and the f11 key at the same time (at the dell logo), should get you a pc restore screen, follow the instructions...good luckps, if you have a manual, the key configuration may be different...

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Whenever I try to open a file with a program such as Winamp, the programs now "arranges the icons" in some funky random arrangement instead of arranging them by name (or by type, or modified) or whichever order I had preset. When I tell it to "arrange icons by" name or whatever other options, it arranges them....until I try to open something else. Then it's back to the funky random arrangement.

This only happens when trying to access a file from a different program. When I access the folder through Windows, it remembers the arrangement perfectly. Any clue as to what's going on here?

Any help is greatly appreciated!
 

A:"Arrange Icons By" option doesn't work anymore!

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Hi all,
My Windows XP SP3 Professional suddenly crashed yesterday, and now all I see is a blinking cursor at Bootup. Any suggestions? I've ruled out any hardware faults.
So, I am trying to re-install WindowsXP SP3 Professional on my hard drive, I booted up using my WinXP CD, went to Install (not "R" Recovery Console).

On the screen where it asks you for the Drive and Partitions to install on, there is no "R" for "Repair" option. Why? I see it on all the online tutorials, but just not mine. I do have a second hard drive in the comp. with a corrupted Windows XP on it, but again, no "R" for Repair option.

Please help

Thanks.
Adam.
 

A:Windows XP - Why No "Repair" Option in Install?

When you repair, you go to install, and then the option is repair.

three quarters of the progress down this link
http://www.theeldergeek.com/repairing_windows_xp.htm
 

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The hard drive is a Western Digital 320 GB that I've had plugged into this computer before (and worked). Then i got a virus and had to do a recovery of windows.

Ever since then I can't get windows to recognize/show it in my computer. I just "disabled" and "enabled" it in device manager to no effect. I have a C, D, and E drive which are: two partitions on the hard drive, and then the CD drive (respectively).

So i'm stuck, not sure where to proceed since it's obviously not the hard drive itself, I use it on my xbox all the time. What next?

A:External Hard Drive doesn't show up in "my computer" but does in "device manager"

Does it show in Disk Management ? ?
Right clik My Computer...select Manage...then Disk Management.
Find the drive...right clik it and select Properties.
Report back with your findings.

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Hello all, am running Win 8.1 Pro x64. Today I noticed that the "Eject" option from the right-click menu doesn't work for either of my 2 CD-Rom drives, nor for a "virtual" drive - I get the same error message on all 3: "An error occured while ejecting [drive]".

Device Manager shows no errors, and I've tried uninstalling the drives and rebooting, but error persists. Can anyone help?

Also, to be clear, it is NOT a physical problem with the drives, as I can open them without a problem through the buttons on the front.

Finally, if for some reason I can't fix this issue, does anyone know of a way to at least just DELETE the "Eject" from the context menu?

A:"Eject" Option Doesn't Work for ANY of My CD-ROM Drives??

Just to try and determine if your context menu is corrupted, you could try and create a shotcut to open/close your CD tray. With that said, there are several freeware programs available to create these shortcuts so I would just google for:

how to create a shortcut to eject cd

Then pick one and try it out. I hve done this before; however, I can't remember which one I used but I think it was NirSoft.

Good luck.

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Recently my computer has been very slow in logging in and shutting down. Also my computer has been freezing for atleast 20 seconds or more until I have to just shut it down. I also found last night that my Malawarebytes scanner found this "Rogue Installer" which I deleted. My computer is still running slow to shutdown so I'm not sure if this program is still in. Actually, for a few months I had been having some trouble(intrusions) with some type of virus.

Today, I wanted to try to clean the computer on Safe mode. I tried numerous of times by clicking fast or holding down the f8 key for safemode but nothing happens.

My second option was mscongfig box but I found there was no "BOOT. INI" option. I'm not sure if there is a way to restore this option? If not, is there an easier option to generate safemode? Thanks
 

A:No "BOOT INI." Option in "msconfig" for Safemode

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Running Windows 7 Pro X64.
When I right-click a file or folder and select the "Show Versions" option nothing happens.
I have to click "Restore previous versions" to get a list.
What is the point of the "Show Versions" option?

A:"Show Versions" option does nothing

  
Quote: Originally Posted by HairyScot


Running Windows 7 Pro X64.
When I right-click a file or folder and select the "Show Versions" option nothing happens.
I have to click "Restore previous versions" to get a list.
What is the point of the "Show Versions" option?


Strange I dont have a "show versions" option, where did you find it? Previous of course I have but...

Ken

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I have the microsoft lifecam cinema and the latest version of msn.
I only have the option to start a video call, no option exists for "show my webcam" its not even there as an option, totally gone (not even greyed out)

Help plz

A:MSN: no option to "show my webcam"

I have the same problem. I have upgraded my WLM to the latest version today after reinstalling the immediate previous version, which was crashing to often (Windows 7 64 bits). After I logged in the SHOW WEBCAM option was GONE for good (for bad would be more appropriate in this case). Have tried sign out/sign in thousands of times, nothing works. This is pretty lame from Microsoft. Every time I am forced to use a video call (which still works), my image quality is very bad. The Logitech Quickcam PRO 4000 webcam works perfect with all other applications. The same happens with a Notebook I have with Quickcam Pro for Notebooks, and the notebook is running XP SP3. Both machines are 100% updated, all drivers latest version. Running the ANCIENT MSN Messenger 7 shows the webcam perfectly. How come Microsoft releases a new version of WLM with a stupid bug like this? People rely on WLM for communications with friends and family worldwide. Hope someone there fix this soon, if they have any interest in doing so anyway.

If someone knows a work around (not the sign in and sign out one or disconnecting and reconnecting the webcam) it will be highly appreciated.

Good luck to us all........

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I keep getting this error when sending/receiving email with Vista Mail?
Header download for the '[Gmail]' folder did not complete. Could not select '[Gmail]' on the IMAP server. You might try refreshing your folder list to synchronize with the IMAP server. Account: 'Gmail', Server: 'imap.gmail.com', Protocol: IMAP, Server Response: 'Unknown Mailbox: [Gmail] (Failure)', Port: 993, Secure(SSL): Yes, Error Number: 0x800CCCD2
 

A:Vista Mail contacts doesn't have the option to export "cell/mobile" phone field?

For your information it is NOT "Vista Mail" but "WINDOWS MAIL".
If you go searching you will need to use the correct term to find what you are looking for.
 

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Computer Specs:

Gigabyte Z77-DS3H (Intel Core i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz)
8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 667MHz
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
238GB Samsung SSD 850 PRO 256GB ATA Device (SSD)
931GB Western Digital WDC WD10EALX-009BA0 ATA Device (SATA)
931GB Seagate Backup+ BK USB Device (USB (SATA))
The title explains most of it, I'm not sure where to start, new to the forums, and somewhat experienced with computers.

I'm in AHCI mode..when I restart computer, "DEL" to go into BIOS mode, I go to boot option #1 and boot option #2 and I don't see Samsung SSD 850 PRO 256GB ATA Device. What happened was, I took it to a tech to install the SSD and he added it to the computer physically, installed programs or whatever he did, I got it back and I tried to enable ACHI mode, kept getting blue screen, so I decided to click "repair windows installation" and...it system restored to the point where it's as if he just placed an SSD in the computer and said "here you go" I tried reinstalling it myself, reformatted windows, added windows to SSD. I'm loaded from SSD manually.


Hope someone knows how to fix this..I've wasted $70 for the installation, rather try to fix this myself (support from the internet) for future references. Thanks.
Edit: I've been up until 7am since 12/24/14. So yes, I've been googling for hours.

A:SSD not active/doesn't show up in BIOS boot option

I think I fixed it...I went into another setting, found samsung SSD, set as default boot option, went back, set again as default...new benchmark now.

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Is this option worded differently on 7? Because I cannot find it. I need to do this for a program.

Thanks

A:No "Turn off advanced text services” option for windows 7?

It looks like the feature was removed. What program are we dealing with here? I found a MS database article, but it mentions Office XP.

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Show lock screen background picture on sign-in screen option is missing from Windows 10 1903 Version.
I am unable to set sign-in screen same as lock screen

Vishal

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My friend has some important photos in his memory card which is in cell
phone.
They are not appearing in the cell phone.
But, they are appearing in my PC when connected using the data cable (

USB ) and after checked the option "show hidden files and folders".
They are reappearing in the cell phone after deleting and recopying
the files to cell phone.

My question is ,the "show hidden files and folders" is a option in
windows based operating systems. But, why it is effecting the memory
card. Why they are not appearing in the cell phone.

Thank you for your consideration.
 

A:Files are hiding in memory card? The "show hidden files and folders" option.....

I got the answer, thank you.

The properties of the file has changed to 'hidden'.
I have unchecked the "hidden" option in the file properties.
 

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URGENTLY REQUESTING YOUR ADVICE:
I bought a new VAIO notebook running Vista Home Premium. Not happy with this Vista OS at all, so i installed Windows 7 Ultimate. But the problem i am facing is the machine boots ONLY to Windows 7, and I now have NO way to run Vista (even though I see that all the Vista files are still in place on the C-drive). CAN YOU HELP ME KNOW HOW TO REACTIVATE THIS VISTA OS? (Note: VAIO comes with NO Vista-discs.)
Plz reply for solution

A:How to get the Dual OS Boot Option at System Startup "Windows 7/Vista"

Hi and welcome to TSF first I have removed your email all help is given via this thread and it also takes away the problem of being spammed since this is a open forum and spammers can read the pages, how did you install win 7 ie upgrade or full retail ? did you format the partition ?

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Windows7 64bit
Every time windows restarts it pauses at the Boot Manager console and I have to "Choose an operating system to start". The first option is a normal startup and the second is Windows (Recovered).

I've never had any issues which would warrant a Recovery prompt but i'm presented with this option each time windows restarts. Is there any way to bypass this console and/or clear this "recovered" option?

A:How to bypass Windows Boot Manager. Prompting for "Recovered" option

It sounds to me like you may have a problem with your boot mgr. I do not get this. I would boot with a start up or recovery disk and get to the C: prompt and enter:

bootrec/ fixmbr
bootrec/ fixboot

remove the disk and reboot. You should be fine.

Bootmgr is missing - Fix

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We have 4 classrooms of Optiplex 990s and I intend to image them with Windows 10.
I upgraded the BIOS to the latest version A20, and there is no UEFI "Onboard Nic" boot option only a Legacy one. This means that it won't PXE Boot for a UEFI image.
Am I missing something?
Is it supposed to have it?

Thanks

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First things first, thanks to all who can help.....





I need to programmatically make some adjustments to the Internet Explorer security settings. Most of these settings I have found but there are a few I have not been able to get a clear exact location for in the registry. I will be using a .BAT file to make
the adjustments on 100+ PCs.





Here is what I am looking for.....





Under the "Internet  Properties" found in control panel, under the "Privacy" tab there is an "Advanced" option button. When I click on it I get an "Advance Privacy Settings" options box. On it are several settings.
The first setting, "Override automatic cookie handling" needs to be checked in order to access the other options. I can do that by adjusting the DWord value of "PrivacyAdvanced" under the "Internet Settings" key in the registry,
"HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet settings", to be specific.





What I have not been able to find are the registry entries for the "First-party Cookies" "Accept, Block, or Prompt" options, the "Third-party Cookies" "Accept, Block, or Prompt" options, and the "Always allow
session cookies" check box. Please see picture below....















I have seen references to the following settings as being where those options exist, but nothing that explains ... Read more

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Upgrading my wife's Win7 laptop, but the initial startup screen only displays "use express settings" as the only option. There is no "Customize Settings" option on that first screen. I know I can allow Express Settings and then go back in and change all of the many settings that I would be uncomfortable with (of which there are many) but I really dislike that option.

A:windows 10 "use express settings" is only option offered at 1st boot

Hello Robert, and welcome to Ten Forums.

There should be a Customize settings option on the left side like at step 15 below.

Windows 10 - Clean Install

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laptop asus rog G750 JS. bios american megatrends version 208
have 2 ssd with 2 os ( win 8 win 10 ) I switch from time to time
back and forth no problem. go to bios "boot option priority" and
choose my boot. did that for more than 2 years. easy switch.
but today "boot option.." is not highlighted i cannot use it and when
i reboot i am sent to bios again. no windows opening.
my 2 ssd are seen in "advanced" "sata configuration"
thanks
 

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