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Used Laptop HP HDD upgraded to Win 10 Pro with key now stuck...

Q: Used Laptop HP HDD upgraded to Win 10 Pro with key now stuck...

I bought a used HP laptop hard drive for upgrading my Lenovo G550 with CPU ugraded with Intel T9300 DUO CORE 2.50ghz (HP Hard Drive: Laptop Thin HDD 500GB SERIAL ATA DISC DRIVE S/N W627S9NL P/N 756731-001 MFG Seagate Technologies DOM 8/2015) I was happy to see that the hatd drive had Windows 7 already installed because I had already bought a separate legitimate Windows 10 Pro License Key for the upgrade. I was able to go online and download the Windows 10 upgrade and used my purchased legitimate license key to activate my the upgrade. While doing the installation there was some HP software that was still on the HD. I thought it would be good to have some extra security protocols, so I also installed the WinMagic Securedoc Bootloader v1.2.12 and registered the HP Drive Encryption with password and Security Questions for secondary access. The Windows 10 was activated and all looked great. But when I restarted the laptop I put in my password for windows and then it goes to this HP Drive Encryption Screen comes up. I put in the password and it's accepted - and then the screen goes blank...not off..just blank with a flashing cursor that doesbn't react to inputs. I tried leaving it on for a day or so, and still nothing. There's nothing I can change in BIOS Setup that works so far.I've also tried downloading Reimage on USB and re-setting the boot sequence but no good. Even tried a boot disc, but nothing there either. I will try again.I don't know where to go or how to get past the HP Encryption Screen. I am pretty good at following directions, I don't know coding, but can do whatever you suggest to help me correct this problem. Can you help me?











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Preferred Solution: Used Laptop HP HDD upgraded to Win 10 Pro with key now stuck...

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.)

A: Used Laptop HP HDD upgraded to Win 10 Pro with key now stuck...

Sorry ... I missed the part about you having a Win10 license. I thought you were trying to activate 10 using the HP OEM license and that was causing problems. I don't use the HP encryption apps -- as personally, having recently finished a career in InfoSec, I find the whole emphasis on encryption of PCs to be laughable -- but my guess is that you're basically out of luck. If it were my drive, I would WIPE the drive of all its contents and then install Win10 afresh. A good product for doing that is DBan: http://tiptopsecurity.com/how-to-securely-wipe-your-hard-drive-with-dban-erase-your-data-for-good/ Once your drive is clean, then just install Win10 on it. That said, with any luck, one of the HP EXPERTS will probably come along and tell you how to bypass their encryption. Good Luck

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Please help my y40-80 is stuck here

A:Y40-80 when i upgraded to windows 10 error stuck o...

When i upgraded to windows 10. It said its going to restart multiple times right then when it restarted. Only once it was stuck on the loading screen, then i tried the shift+f8 combo it didnt work it was still stuck at the lenovo logoPlease help

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Greetings,

I'm a repair technician, and I'm working on a Toshiba L75D-A7283. Upon checkin, symptoms were booting up to a black screen to log in, then a black screen with cursor after that. Fixed that with a system restore point and a virus removal.My coworker upgraded the machine to 8.1 over the weekend without a Microsoft Account. When it failed, he put the machine into audit mode, I'm guessing so that we could have updates finished and have the system set up with a Microsoft Account when the customer came back in.

However, we can't get it out of audit mode. We've tried several things, including this:Sysprep Error with windows 8.1 At the setupact log, the error that presents is:
spopk.dll: Sysprep will not run on an upgraded OS. You can only run Sysprep on a custom (clean) install version of Windows.

At that point the sysprep fails, and I'm stuck in audit mode after a restart. I don't know how to get this machine back to vanilla Windows 8 without a full reinstall. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,
Red

A:Upgraded to 8.1 w/o Microsoft Account, stuck in sysprep

An update: I just tried running a refresh, and it immediately gave the "There was a problem refreshing your PC" message. In the Problem Signature, gave these details:

Problem Event Name: PushButtonResetFailures_Windows8
Problem Signature 01: 1
Problem Signature 02: 1
Problem Signature 03: 3
Problem Signature 04: 1
OS Version: 6.3.9600.2.0.0.768.101
Locale ID: 1033

I have no ideas past performing a full reinstall, I'm guessing from recovery partition or disc.

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A family member's notebook (Pavillion g7 with Intel I3-2330M 2.2GHz CPU) was unintentionally upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Now it is stuck in a loop where it starts the normal startup but within 2 minutes, reboots itself with a Windows 10 error (   giant Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart.  We're just collecting some data and then we'll restart for you. (xx% complete). / SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (ks.sys).  I can do very, very little before the reboot starts so initiaiting a roolback to Windows 7 appears difficult.  I can get to to the System Startup menu but would like to know if there are any options before an F11 System Recovery.

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So, I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 7559, and decided to upgrade it with another 8GB RAM and a 120GB 850 Evo SSD. Directly after installing these, upon boot I was taken to a white screen reading: "The amount of system memory may have changed" with the options of "Continue" "BIOS Setup" and "Diagnostics". When I continue, I am asked to chose my keyboard layout, and then am taken to a screen with an array of options, such as "Continue", "Troubleshoot", "Use a device", etc. I have tried many of the options and solutions I've found with some googling, but nothing is working. When I continue, I'm taken to a screen with a circular loading animation that reads "Preparing automatic repair...", and then I am taken back to the "Choose your keyboard layout" screen. I've ran the diagnostics, albeit to an extent (I have not completed the second part of the diagnostics reading the memory, which takes 5+ hours), but what was tested was a-okay. I have factory restored, and reset Windows 10. I am pretty certain that this isn't due to faulty hardware with the aftermarket installations I made, as the Samsung SSD and Crucial RAM both came from the manufacturer on Amazon, both products having 5 stars.

Anyone have any ideas?

UPDATE: I completed the second part of the diagnostics; I passed.

A:Upgraded hardware on Inspiron 7559, now stuck in Automatic Repair loop?

So, I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 7559, and decided to upgrade it with another 8GB RAM and a 120GB 850 Evo SSD. Directly after installing these, upon boot I was taken to a white screen reading: "The amount of system memory may have changed" with the options of "Continue" "BIOS Setup" and "Diagnostics". When I continue, I am asked to chose my keyboard layout, and then am taken to a screen with an array of options, such as "Continue", "Troubleshoot", "Use a device", etc. I have tried many of the options and solutions I've found with some googling, but nothing is working. When I continue, I'm taken to a screen with a circular loading animation that reads "Preparing automatic repair...", and then I am taken back to the "Choose your keyboard layout" screen. I've ran the diagnostics, albeit to an extent (I have not completed the second part of the diagnostics reading the memory, which takes 5+ hours), but what was tested was a-okay. I have factory restored, and reset Windows 10. I am pretty certain that this isn't due to faulty hardware with the aftermarket installations I made, as the Samsung SSD and Crucial RAM both came from the manufacturer on Amazon, both products having 5 stars.

Anyone have any ideas?

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So, I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 7559, and decided to upgrade it with another 8GB RAM and a 120GB 850 Evo SSD. Directly after installing these, upon boot I was taken to a white screen reading: "The amount of system memory may have changed" with the options of "Continue" "BIOS Setup" and "Diagnostics". When I continue, I am asked to chose my keyboard layout, and then am taken to a screen with an array of options, such as "Continue", "Troubleshoot", "Use a device", etc. I have tried many of the options and solutions I've found with some googling, but nothing is working. When I continue, I'm taken to a screen with a circular loading animation that reads "Preparing automatic repair...", and then I am taken back to the "Choose your keyboard layout" screen. I've ran the diagnostics, albeit to an extent (I have not completed the second part of the diagnostics reading the memory, which takes 5+ hours), but what was tested was a-okay. I have factory restored, and reset Windows 10. I am pretty certain that this isn't due to faulty hardware with the aftermarket installations I made, as the Samsung SSD and Crucial RAM both came from the manufacturer on Amazon, both products having 5 stars.

Anyone have any ideas?

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Hello,
Just purchased and put in a new psu and gpu into my system, but when I boot up my computer I get a black screen saying "reboot and select proper boot device or insert....." Etc.
I use windows 7 but it came installed on my premade futureshop computer and I don't seem to have the cd. Can anyone help me out please?

A:Just upgraded psu and gpu, stuck on "reboot and select proper boot..."

Are you certain the hard drive is receiving power?

90% of the time after putting in a new psu problems are just because a wire or cable was overlooked.
HDD should have both a data cable and a power cable pluged into it.

That's an older image a newer drive would have a much smaller data cable but you get the general idea.

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I've noticed that my computer has been getting slower and can't run the lastest games that well. what can be upgraded on it?  ProcessorProcessor frequency*2.4 GHzProcessor family*5th gen IntelŽ Core? i7Processor*i7-5500UProcessor boost frequency3 GHzProcessor cores2Processor threads4System bus data transfer rate5 GT/sProcessor cache4 MBProcessor socketBGA1168Processor cache typeL3PCI Express slots version2.0Maximum number of PCI Express lanes12PCI Express configurations4x1, 2x4FSB ParityThermal Design Power (TDP)15 WProcessor seriesIntel Core i7-5500 Mobile seriesTjunction105 °CConfigurable TDP-down frequency600 MHzProcessor lithography14 nmProcessor operating modes32-bit,SteppingF0Processor codenameBroadwellBus typeDMI2Conflict Free processorMaximum internal memory supported by processor16 GBMemory types supported by processorDDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAMMemory clock speeds supported by processor1333. 1600 MHzMemory bandwidth supported by processor (max)25.6 GB/sMemory channels supported by processorDualECC supported by processor MemoryInternal memory*16 GBInternal memory type*DDR3L-SDRAMMemory clock speed1600 MHzMemory layout2 x 8 GB StorageTotal storage capacity*2000 GBStorage media*HDDNumber of hard drives installed1Hard drive capacity2000 GBHost interfaceSATAHard disk rotational speed5400 RPMCard reader integrated* DisplayDisplay diagonal*15.6 "Display resolution*1920 x 1080 pixelsTouch screen*LED backlight*HD typeFull HD GraphicsOn-board gr... Read more

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I was told when I purchased my laptop that it could be upgraded to a touch screen. I declined at the time, however I would like to know if this is an option. Thanks!

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I was wondering if if my laptop can handle an upgrade to a better proccessor????

Mine has an intel celeron 540 1.86ghz, I would like to get a better one for faster proccessing and data transfer...

My Laptop is Acer Aspire 5315 walmart special....vista 32bit

Thank you

A:Can a Proccessor be upgraded on a laptop???

I would forget about this project. Even if you know how to properly take a laptop apart - and put it back together (not obvious), There are few CPUs that fit your socket and then you still may run into cooling problems. Plus, a Walmart Special may have all kinds of other restrictions. Those are being made for low price with the cheapest components around. That is also a reason why it is not worth investing into it.

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i have a acer laptop (acer Aspire 4315-2535) that i just got rather cheap for a laptop and i was wondering is it possible to upgrade the processor in anyway maybe to a better GHz or even a better type.
right now it is a Intel Celeron cpu 540 @1.86Ghz.
also can i or would it be to my advantage even to upgrade the 1 GB of DDR2 ram or not if there is no reason too then i won't.
but here is the main reason i am asking this is cuase i am running Vista Home Premium and i don't think that the processor is fast enough to really handle it.
I have another computer that runs vista but has a dual core processor and i love how it runs. so it isn't like i am hating on vista it just runs so sluggish on these specs.
i know i can't get the a dual core processor in this laptop (or i don't think i can) but atlease a better experience.
If you need anymore information about the laptop just let me know and i will get it to you
 

A:Solved: can my laptop be upgraded?

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Hello. I profusely apologise for asking such a stupid question, but will getting an upgraded RAM ever cause issues? I just bought a Dell Inspiron 14 (3459) with it's 4GB of RAM being upgraded to 12GB (4+8). Is this going to cause problems in the long run?

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I upgraded my A1T61UA#ABA laptop to win 10 and  discovered that there are no drivers for the fingerprint reader in Win 10. I expected better from HP than to be abandoned this quickly.         Marc B. Hankin   [email protected]

A:I upgraded my A1T61UA#ABA laptop to win 10 and there are no...

Hi, Please try Simplepass software first:     ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp71501-72000/sp71729.exe otherwise try to Install the HP ProtectTools Security Manager    ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp63501-64000/sp63727.exe  Regards.

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I bought a new ASUS laptop last August and was given a low price for upgrade to windows 8 since it was soon to release. I did the upgrade and though I am not fond of windows 8, it has worked fine, except for one thing. I have continually had an error message when I start up--saying a file, .dll, for Sonic, is missing. I just close the box and go about my business and have not had a problem. I was told by an ASUS tech that my laptop was not compatible to upgrade to windows 8. I do not understand that. He advised that I go back to windows 7 and gave me instructions to do it. I would like advice and any thoughts on this from you tech people who have knowledge in this area.
Thanks so much!
 

A:Solved: upgraded new laptop

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Have been advised to check if my Pavilion dm3-1070ea is capable of being upgraded to Windows 10 before buying the software.

A:Can my laptop be upgraded to Windows 10

Hi, No Windows 10 drivers for it at its homepage:        http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Pavilion-dm3-Entertainment-Notebook-PC-series/401... I would not bother to buy Windows 10 to upgrade it now. I should do few months back with free upgarde. Regards.

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I bought a top of the line laptop right before dual core processors came out, and my slow processor is really holding me back. It would be great if I could just upgrade the processor without buying a whole new laptop or desktop.

My laptop has the Intel Mobile Pentium 1.7GHZ and the Nvidida Geforce 7800 gtx go.

Is there someone I can take it to to swap out the pentium 1.7 for a dual core?
 

A:Can a laptop processor be upgraded?

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Hey guys. Long time lurker, first-time poster.I have a Sony VAIO VGN-S460 Laptop. It's not my main pc, but it's still quick and gets the job done. I wanted to use it for some music recording but the HD was almost full. I decided to buy a new one and use the old one as an external whenever I needed it.It came with a 80GB 5400RPM HD so I went out and bought a 500GB 7200RPM HD - This one exactlyThe BIOS recognizes the 500GB, but when I go to install XP, after Creating a partition. it doesn't matter whether I choose the quick or normal formatting, it comes up with this error:"Setup was unable to format the partition. The disk may be damaged. Make sure the drive is switched on and properly connected to your computer. If the disk is a SCSI disk, make sure your SCSI devices are properly terminated. Consult your computer or SCSI adapter documentation for more information."It's a legit XP CD - Laptop was working fine before the switch - Ram was upgraded recently as well.Any ideas? Does the BIOS limit HD capacity??Thanks in advance, guys!

A:Upgraded Laptop HD, now XP won't install

Well, it's very possible the drive is bad. You can visit the website of the hd manufacturer, download their diagnostic utility, burn it to cd, boot to it and run it. But if I were you I'd return the drive. I'd also replace it with a better known name brand (ie, Seagate, WD, Maxtor, etc).

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Hello, I'm new to the forum. I'm still quite confused with how it works here. I've been using my Y510P since 2014 but I've been wondering if I could upgrade it instead of buying a new one. I'm still trying to learn all the parts in my laptop so bear it with me. My laptop has Windows 8.1 64 bit, Intel(R) Core (TM) i7 - 4700MQ CPU @2.4GHZ, GeForce GT 755M, 8GB ram, and WDC WD5000LPCX-22VHAT0 disk drive(?). I have like about 100GB space for (C and 365GB (D. I have no idea how much I was able to survive with so little space. It was more before my storage died on me. Even my CD drive has a bit of problem. Is there any else I should add here? Any advice and help could greatly help especially if I'm spending too much money on upgrading and I should just probably buy a new one for my own sake.

A:Can Y510p be upgraded or should I get a new laptop?

Laptops have very little upgradeability. Some things you can upgrade are the ram, the hard disk, and the operating system. You usually can't upgrade the processor or the graphic cards. For the Y510p, I've seen a video where it does look like you can swap out the processor (however you'll have to worry about compatibility with the motherboad). Electronics wear down over time and you shouldn't invest heavily into fixing an old laptop or replacing parts like a dead battery, it costs more than it's worth. If you don't have money to blow on a new laptop, you can get a big performance boost out of your old laptop by upgrading your 5400RPM hard disk (very slow) to a SSD (faster boot time, file transfers, performance on basic tasks). For example, you could get a 500GB Samsung SSD for $150 (even cheaper when it's on sale). Your processor and graphics card should be more than enough if you don't play games. And if later down the line you do decide to buy a new laptop, you can move this SSD to the new laptop. Over time the laptop can also slow down just from the pileup of programs and files that we put onto the hard drive. You can reset/reformat your laptop (make sure to back all your files up first) for a clean start. If you get the new SSD, you'll have to do this step anyway with installing the operating system on the new drive and moving your files. If you have the option to, you should definitely buy a new laptop, especially if you plan to game. The current gener... Read more

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I have "upgraded" a friends crippled Toshiba Satellite Laptop (Model #C875D-S7330) by replacing the 500GB drive with a 240GB SSD and then updating W8 that come with the Laptop to W8.1 Update 1. I used Acronis 2014 to backup the 500GB Hard Drive and Restore it to the SSD. The system has new life! It almost runs fast enough to be acceptable.

Since all the recoverable OEM stuff on the system is now obsolete or at least I do not ever want to go through the 100+ W8 updates and then W8.1 store upgrade and then Update 1 again I am curious what hidden partitions I can delete to clean up the SSD. I have included a screen shot of the partition structure.

W8.1.1 will only let me delete the first 450MB partition and the last 9.35GB partition. Can I use DiskPart to delete the 260MB EFI partition and the third 450MB partition? I have two desktop W8 systems set up using MBR and they only have the System Partition. The Laptop is set up with the GPT structure. I'm willing to settle on leaving the first Recovery partition and the EFI partition alone but I would like to Delete the other two recovery partitions at the end so I can add the space to the C: partition and/or create a D: for Data.

I'm new to the "store bought systems" since I have always "built my own" so I would appreciate some input on how to proceed.

A:Toshiba Laptop Upgraded to W8.1 Update 1

Can u please inform me how to
1. Download my updates on windows 8.1 on Tuesday 5 th August
2. How can I view or send mail from my three accounts
Hotmail,yahoo,gmail
Thanks

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Hello all,

I have old Dell laptop XPS M140, and had windows XP as the OS (my laptop has been worked fine). Then my husband installed and upgraded the OS to windows 7..it worked just fine for a week until in the last few days, I turned on my laptop and it wont start up anymore. I

I saw this message 'windows error recovery' : Windows failed to start. A recent hardware/software change might be the cause....then there're two options to choose : launch start up repair and start windows normally..I tried both options but the laptop still wont start up.
I also got through to the system recovery options, then I got result : launch an internal error occurred. The following information might help to resolve the error : the system cannot find the path specified (0x80070003).

Has anyone ever experienced something like this before? How do I fix this problem? Please I need a help..im not an expert in computer, need to use the laptop , and have no clue what to do. I've been trying to google the problem, but still no luck.

Another question, I also want to go back to my old XP (is that possible? since I don't have windows XP installation CD).
Thanks a lot for any help/answers in advanced!

A:can't start my laptop after upgraded to windows7

What is the make and model of your laptop?

Dell, HP, Acer, etc...? and the model number which would be on the front of your laptop or on the back on a sticker for example 1234 XD-123

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Hi, hope I've put enough specs in profile for you to help. I have a Compaq Presario 6735s I bought around 2008. CPU quite slow but graphics card not bad so made decision to upgrade. Looked up the laptop manual here to find compatible CPUs for motherboard, socket type etc. Went through 3 different (*****ic) buys before I found one that actually fitted.
Now with everything reassembled, screen will flash up once upon powering on, then nothing. All usual lights come on, even my wireless connects, makes usual start up noises, fan, dvd drive etc ....
Proceeded to take everything apart again, re-connected everything I tampered with. Even RAM, which I didn't have to remove before.
Still same reaction starting up.

Really frustrated with myself as thought this would be the right one. Could honestly cry, haha.

I read the tutorial on here called 'No POST' to no avail either. I really hope it can come back from this.
One last thing I can think of (before pulling new CPU out) is upgrading BIOS to support new CPU but with no screen I am stuck.

Can someone please give me a little direction?
 

A:Upgraded CPU on laptop, now screen won't work

Did you re-install the old CPU to see if the laptop booted normally again? Upgrading CPU's on laptop motherboards can be a very difficult thing to do. What is supposed to be compatible in reality is not
 

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I have a toshiba satellite a660 upgraded the ram now when the computer gets woken from sleep it restarts it self is there a way to fix this

A:Upgraded my laptop with 8gb ram now have sleep problems

I'm running windows 7 64 bit

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While out of town my husband loaded our XPS 15 L501 64bit laptop to windows 10.   So far it runs all functions that I need except that it now locks frequently.   So I checked the website to see if there were any Windows 10 drivers and it says as of today 11/11/15:
Product not tested for Windows 10 upgrade
Dell is not testing or developing Windows 10 drivers for this product. If you choose to upgrade, some features, applications, and connected devices may not work as expected.

So I am just out of luck,  I can keep on using but when I have had enough of it locking up and rebooting that I have to buy a new one?

A:L501X Laptop upgraded to Windows 10

 jsinop,
You would not have to purchase a new computer. You can reinstall Windows 7 back on the computer and it should be fine.

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I recently Upgraded my laptop to Vista Business. Over the last 3 days my computer just seems to crash for no reason. Last night it crashed 8 times while I was playing videos. I thought it might be MP 11 so I played on VLC. Same crashes happened. Its playing & from no where a blue screen (BSD) pops up. It doesn?t have any info just blue. It lasts about 2 -3 seconds then the whole system powers down abruptly. It then powers back up. The problem is sometime it fails 3-4 times before it successfully boots back up. Now today its crashed 6 times. I?m not running videos. Just a few Thunderbird Tabs Skype & Outlook. I?ve had Vista for over a month & this just started to happen. Once it successfully reboots I get a widow that says? System recovered from an unexpected shutdown? or something like that. It got the below info from that window.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.6
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1000008e
BCP1: C0000005
BCP2: 8187B7A9
BCP3: 8F1DCA24
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_0_6000
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini020508-14.dmp
C:\Users\john\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-59031-0.sysdata.xml
C:\Users\john\AppData\Local\Temp\WER6C9F.tmp.version.txt

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A:My Vista Business Upgraded Laptop getting BSD a lot!!

Hi. . .

I see you have a few issues with your laptop.

You mention that the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) comes up containing no information and abruptly disappears. Sometimes the screen flashes so fast prior to system shutdown that it simply has not yet displayed the error information. There are a few system settings that you can make to retain the BSOD to get the error information off of it and to produce a 64k memory minidump that may help.

Here is a screen shot of the changes you should make:
(START| SYSTEM | ==>)




When the BSOD comes up, either write down everything verbatim or take a picture or 2 of the screen and post it. The info that I would look for would be 1/2 - 3/4 down the screen on the left - it would say something to the effect "0x00000031 (0x00000007, 00000...." and you may see a driver file name something like "abcde123.sys". I consider these pieces of information to be vital and necessary prior to the commencement of finding a potential cause for this problem.

One other item - did I read your post correctly that you are running Vista Business with 702mb RAM? Most, including Microsoft, will tell you that Vista Business requires a minimum of 1024 mb RAM - and I would recommend going with at least 2048mb. This RAM issue may just be the root cause of your system problems.

regards. . .

jcgriff2

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After upgrading T470 with a Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB SSD, I'm facing these two issues: a. The 2 middle screws just keep rotating and it's impossible to tighten them. b. More importantly, I could feel that the laptop is slightly warm on the left side and in the back where the vents are. And not sure if those are normal as I had gotten the laptop yesterday and didn't play around with the stock HDD.  Running just Core Temp:ImgurImgur Running Google Chrome and Core Temp:ImgurImgur Any insights would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks in advance!

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Downloaded this AM to 8.1 from Win 8. Not sure it was the best idea, actually thought most of the bugs were out by now. Obviously a mistake. Have an old Gateway laptop, can't afford to get new even though I need one. The display is very dark - I have absolutely no idea why, it was fine with Win 8. Is there some setting I need to change - can't find any way to make it brighter. Like I said, it was fine before & I didn't change any settings myself. If you have a fix - I am an absolute novice on this laptop, so I need step by step suggestions.
 

A:upgraded to 8.1 on laptop, display is very dark

In In Control Panel select Power Options under Choose or Create Power Plan click Change Plan Settings you will see Adjust Screen Brightness. You can move the slider to the right to increase brightness I would suggest doing this for both On Battery and Plugged In.
 

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I feel sure that the portable is just not current enough on hardware and marginal on RAM. So I plan to replace the existing HD with a SSD.

Thelaptop is a Dell E5510. I am so far unfamiliar with W10 and do not know how to determine what the processor is, size of the HDD, and how much RAM it has. Is there software in W10 that will profile the hardware?

In any case, I expect that the procedure will be the same. This is what I would do in the absence of a better plan:

update w10
back up my files
clone the existing HDD to a SSD using a USB>SATA cable (suggestions for free or low cost software welcomed)
replace the existing HDD with the SSD
boot up

Is this a good plan? Happy to hear a better one.

A:laptop upgraded to 10 is very slow now. install SSD?

A clean install would be better, if you don't mind re-installing your programs/applications:
Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First - Windows 10 Forums

In between steps 6 and 7 of the above tutorial you would remove the HDD and install the SSD and do the clean install to the SSD. You could then connect the HDD to the SATA to USB adapter/cable to retrieve files from it.

If you do want to clone, Macrium Reflect Free and MiniTool Partition Wizard are both good free programs to accomplish that.
Macrium Reflect Free

Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free

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can my laptop be upgraded to have a built in touchscreen display? i am looking at uprgading the displayof this notebook, however i am unaware of whether or not a touchscreen is motherboard compatable with this device. any help is appreciated, thank you!

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I have a Toshiba Portege M200. I just upgraded my RAM. The computer has two slots and came with 256 in each slot. I removed one of the 256 sticks and installed a 1gb stick of Mushkin. So now to my questions:

1.) After the install, the first boot up was crazy slow. As of this post, I'm defragging even though the analyzer said I was fine. It lagged on loading the desktop. I would say the whole process took 5 minutes or so from beginning to end.

(I used Mushkins memory wizard and they guaranteed I got the right stick which is DDR PC2700)

2.) I read another memory post that indicated the person needed to install the RAM fastest stick first then the slower stick. Can someone clarify this for me. Currently, I have the 1gb stick in the slot closest to the bottom of the case (or the one you come across first) and the 256 is in the slot closest to the motherboard.

Anyone have any tips for me as to what might be going on? I upgraded because the software seemed to be running very slow and if I had a few programs running and I executed a command while Windows Media was playing, the MP3 would actually skip or lag, every time I did something in one of the other programs.

While I'm posting, anyone have any easy tweaks I can perform to solve my problem and make the system faster. I was thinking there may be a sticky on making your system run faster by tweaking some memory settings.

I appreciate your help!

Tobykanobe
 

A:Upgraded LapTop RAM Question, seems slower

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As topic says, friends laptop had Win 8 and he updated to Win 10. Now I wonder if he can install a clean Win 10 through USB with his Win 8 serialkey.

A:Laptop had Win 8 and upgraded to Win 10. Can I install a clean Win 10?

Originally Posted by JerryW


As topic says, friends laptop had Win 8 and he updated to Win 10. Now I wonder if he can install a clean Win 10 through USB with his Win 8 serialkey.



Yes. He can do a Clean Install.
Make sure the USB has the same Win 10 version as the one that is on the computer now.
He does NOT need the Win 8 product key.
When he starts the clean install, he will be asked for a product key.
Just select the SKIP option and continue.
Activation after install will be automatic.

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I am aware that with my Dell Latitude D620 as its only a 32bit machine there would be a limitation, and that not all of the 4gb of RAM would be usable (I was advised about 3.2gb by a Dell technician).
But having found a great deal on 2x 2GB sticks of pc6300 RAM i thought why not.

Weirdly now though windows is saying that there is only 2.5gb RAM...?

Can anyone sread some light on this?
 

A:Solved: Just upgraded RAM in laptop to 4gb, but only 2.5 is showing?

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Good Mornng Everybody,

I have a Dell Latitude C600 laptop .( P-III 700MHz, 256 MB RAM, 10 GB Hard Disk)
After enquiring the Dell Systems Dealer about the compatibility with my laptop, i brought a 80 GB hard disc and replaced it with the earlier 10 Gb disc, Now when i tried to install OS (Win XP) in the Drive, it allowed me to partition the 80 Gb Disc then i choosed C drive to install the OS, as usual it copied all the Installtion support files to C drive and restarted. But after restarting it shows an error Hll.dll file is missing and the system doesn't proceed for further installation.
I thought my OS Installation Boot up disc might be corrupted and tried to install with other ones but same error. I also tried to install Win 98 it showed hard drive error.
Hope U guys come out with an effecient solution to resolve my problem.
Appreciate Ur Feedback,
Rag
 

A:Win XP installation failed when i upgraded my laptop

Either the hard drive is no good or the cd drive is NG, although double check that it is plugged in exactly right...laptop hard drives can be buggers with that.
 

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Hi
So about a week ago I made the decision to update to windows 10, little did I know it was going to crash my laptop. what happens is my screen won't stop flashing. The icons on my screen appear and disappear over and over and over again. It never stops. It never stayz long enough for me to click on anything.

My question is, is there anything I can manually do, that won't erase the entirety of my hard drive, to either restore it back to windows 7 or just make windows 10 work?

I'd really love some advice, I honestly don't want to pay to have it checked out. (I'm a poor college student)
 

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I have a HP zv5160 laptop. There is 512MB of shared RAM leaving only 386 MB for processing. I went to HP's website and it said a 512MB 333 MHZ DDR SDRAM would fit this machine. I purchased a Kingston 512MB DDR SODIMM for notebooks, KVR33320/512R. I swapped the existing 256MB that was accessed through a panel on the bottom and put in the new 512MB and when I booted the machine up the screen was blank. I had to remove the battery to shut down. Put the old memory back and still no screen. Any ideas why this may have happend and how to fix?

reseated memory, it is now ok!!!
 

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Hi.After a few months I noticed the USB ports stopped working. Device manager reports "Unknown USB Device (Device Description Request failed)" . I have tried the usual driver update/uninstall reboot etc. Then I noticed the Blurtooth has also stopped working. Device manager doesn't detect any BT. Can anyone help? I'm thinking it's a hardware issue. Thanks in advance.

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Good day!

I have a laptop that started with Windows 8. Then I upgraded to 8.1 then to 10 after the update was offered. However, I hate the bloatware included with the laptop for it takes quite some time for the laptop to be fully functional (normal Asus bloatware + VPN + Spyder calibration software).

I could buy an SSD to make it boot faster but budget does not permit me at the moment. I was thinking I would reformat my laptop to remove the bloatware but the thought of losing my license made me think twice.

What would be the best step to reformat my laptop while maintaining the license? Downgrade to 8 then upgrade to 10 or is there a process to install Win10 immediately?

A:Reformat upgraded win10 laptop

If it's been upgraded to 10 already then the Microsoft servers will already know the Windows 10 hash for it , you should be able to just clean install and when asked for the licence number , skip it and it'll be activated automatically.

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If I go on line and read the HP Manual for my model, it says it supports up to 16. But when I take it in to a "Big Box store, they tell me its not upgradeable.  HELP !!

A:Can the memory be upgraded in my HP Laptop Model 15-ba009dx...

Hi, They may read "Two non-customer-accessible/upgradable memory module slots" and not willing to work on it. Please contact an HP Authorized Service Provider parts Regards.

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Hi - I try to explain this clearly since I'm not computer savy. I have a HP that has a C drive and a D drive recovery partition. I never made recovery discs for it. My HP came with XP Home Premium then I upgraded to Vista Home Premium. I am having all sorts of problems and want to go back to XP using my D partition BUT theres one huge problem or not if you know what your doing and I don't. My system crashed last nite and when I turned it back on it made me the guest with my name and a blank picture appears that needs a password and username and when I try system restore or anything it wants a password and even if I had it it wont let me even type into the space where its required!! I cant even download a picture of this cause Im in safe mode - The computer stated when I try to help myself "Windows needs your permission to continue. Edit security. Microsoft Windows. then a big line of numbers then it says "To continue, type an admin password and then click OK. then theres a space to type and it wont let me type anything and thens theres a choice to click OK which I can't and then Cancel which I can. My question is......Can I get to my D drive and just restore my PC to my old system I dont care if I lose any work I just want my laptop back, no one else evens uses it. Can I turn it off then when I turn it on click F something and it will erase and recover like new or can I reinstall Vista again and erase this mess??? HELP oh please Help. Thanks in advanc... Read more

A:Hp Pavilion Laptop had XP upgraded to Vista want it removed

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In two days, (Jan. 2nd) I am receiving a three year old used HP Pavilion dv7-2173cl Notebook which was upgraded to W7 Pro just prior to shipment. I have never acquired a used laptop. Thus I am cludeless on what to expect about creating recovery discs. Is it possible?

If not, what is my alternative in having some sort of resource in recovering OS in case of system collapse/malfunction? I have the implied understanding that upgrading was not through OEM discs(meaning, done online).

A:Creating Recovery disc....on upgraded used laptop

Easiest is when you make an image.

Imaging with free Macrium

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Hi guys im new to this forum and i would just like to ask what hardware or parts of my laptop G50-70 ( Model name 20351) can be upgraded cause I want a better performing but i can't scratch this guy out easily. So in anways i can, i would like to stick with it and try upgrades if ever it is possible or legal. Thanks in advance if ever somebody will try to answer this! P.S if ever something is wrong with this thread just kindly infrom me cause im a newbie at this. just made this account for the purpose of asking this. thanks a bunch!

A:What hardware parts of my laptop lenovo G50-70 can be upgraded?

You might be able to add more RAM, or add an SSD drive if it does not already have one, but other than that you options are pretty limited given that it is a laptop. Cheers, 

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The process keeps running into this error, with * Windows update could not be installed because of error 2149842967 "" (Command line: ""C:\Windows\system32\wusa.exe" *

It acts like there's some competing Windows Update being done, with Microsoft Office... but there is not. I ran Windows Update and it's all up to date, rebooted clean... Still keep getting this error.

On my other laptop, Windows would place the install files on my Recovery D: drive... which ends up running out of space. I was not given a choice for where Microsoft should put the files. Excuse me Microsoft, but don't you bother to detect how much free space is available and allocate accordingly so you don't run out? Why I can't I tell Windows where to put the install files? My C: drive has several hundred gigabytes free.

I was able to create a USB install of Windows 10 and it wouldn't work if I let it search for updates first. It would demand my Windows product key... which is an OEM one for Windows 8... and that was rejected. However, if I opted not to download any updates and proceed, it went through OK. I'm going to have to try this method on my other laptop once the installation completes.

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in the beginning after upgrading just the shift would get pressed automatically for a long time> and then later i installed nvidia driver and it worsened> now shift key is pressed automatically most of the time and hot keys are not working at all > when shift isnt being pressed function keys work but not the hot keys> as u can see i cant put any fullstops because shift is pressed now

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I've upgraded my memory in my Pack Bell laptop according to manufacturers guidelines and now my machine just blue screens.

If I take the memory out and leave my original memory in it works fine.

I had 256mb of PC2700 DDR 333MHZ and I bought another 512mb of PC2700 DDR 333MHZ

The BIOS sees my memory but it continually blue screens.

The blue screen error is as follows:

The problem seems to be caused by the following file: ACPI.sys
PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA

*** STOP: 0x00000050 (0x88BF02C1, 0x00000000, 0xF7BB6DIB, 0x00000000)

ACPI.sys - Address F7BB6DIB BASE AT F7BA3000, DATESTAMP 41107d27

Can anybody help me.

Cheers.
 

A:I've upgraded my memory now my laptop just blue screens...help please

I'd take the ram back to where you got it. It sure sounds like you got some bad ram.
 

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So i have an HP Pavilion g6t 1c00 cto notebook pc(the 4 year old one) it has core 2.2 ghz sandy bridge i3 4gb SODIMM ram at 1333 mhz and it has intel hd graphics 3000 and radeon 6950 m that is misdetected as radeon 7400m. I do not play games on this laptop, I do schoolwork, run light programs and MAYBE play a little flash games. I decided to upgrade it to an ssd which is sandisk ssd+ 240 gb SATA 6gbits/s. But the thing takes 5 minutes to boot up which is strange. and it also takes 3 mins to wake from sleep. then i found out people with switchable graphics to have this issue. so decided to disable the radeon chip and it did boot up fast. but Then the intel GPU showed a yellow exclamation point triangle sign and the laptop would freeze about 5 minutes after boot. So then i reinstalled windows 10 and drivers, and decided to use amd catalyst to turn it off. Then once i did that, it turned off the radeon it took 5 minutes to boot. then I tried using intel control panel to force intel graphics. but when i launched intel control center it crashed and deleted itself?(it would not appear in search windows). so how do i turn off the radeon without breaking the laptop?Or is there any workaround that will not use battery fast and boot and wake fast too? I already asked on tomshardware and got no reply

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Short story:
Updated from pro 64bits to ultimate 64 bits

result :

1. Dvd wont eject manually as in button it will digitally as in windows right click eject .
2. Sleep /hibernate /shutdown equals black screen still on
led light of the button is still on and the fan is still spinning .

Bios is in the latest version not updated by me it came like that.

Laptop information:

Asus K53sv.
Ram: upgraded from 4 to 12 gb w7 reads it fine
Site says 8gb per slot at first I thought 8gb per slot "right!!"

HDD: 500gb
Video: nvidia gt 540m
Core i7 2670QM


Ps: in any case when i boot a hdd with the previous windows dvd
works shutdowns properly example windows used windows 7 pro 64 bits or xp 32 bits

Link Laptop Specs

A:Upgraded Laptop to Windows 7 pro to ultimate 64 bits

How did you do the upgrade? Anytime Upgrade or a full upgrade or clean install?

PLease post an MGAdiag - it may give us some clues.....
we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool
(download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
Once saved, run the tool.
Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.

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In two days, (Jan. 2nd) I am receiving a three year old used HP Pavilion dv7-2173cl Notebook which was upgraded to W7 Pro just prior to shipment. I have never acquired a used laptop. Thus I am cludeless on what to expect about creating recovery discs. Is it possible?

If not, what is my alternative in having some sort of resource in recovering OS in case of system collapse/malfunction? I have the implied understanding that upgrading was not through OEM discs(meaning, done online).

BTW...should I have posted this in Seven forum?

A:Creating Recovery disc....on upgraded used laptop

OK, I just received this reply from seller:

"you can make a backup disc using win7 tools. the os came from an oem hp disc and windows is activated.the procedure is the same for a used computer as with a new computer foe backing up just follow instructions."

I am not sure I understand this statement.

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