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Computer Broke - Windows 7 license on other computer?..

Q: Computer Broke - Windows 7 license on other computer?..


I bought and installed windows 7 on my laptop and it was activated.. The laptop broke when I dropped it (hardware failure) and I'm wondering if I can use the same windows 7 license on my other laptop?

Preferred Solution: Computer Broke - Windows 7 license on other computer?..

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A: Computer Broke - Windows 7 license on other computer?..

That would depend on which version that you have...upgrade, student, OEM, NFR or retail.

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Warranty service replaced BIOS on my Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 3 laptop (service order #7024609337). As a result OS was downgraded from Windows 10 to Windows 8.1. I have contacted Lenovo multiple times: Within same email thread about the warranty support and through official service request web form. NO REACTION! Not a single reply! Except ofcaurse request fill in a form and evaluate the service.Is this Lenovo strategy to wait for warranty to expire and leave buyer with broken Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 3 laptop and old OS? 

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I finally decided to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10, however during installation the screen went black forever so the installation clearly failed.
I tried to switch off and on again but now I am getting an error 0xc00000f "The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible".
It suggests to insert my Windows installation disc but I don't have one.
Does this mean I need to buy a new PC?

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Hi, I have had my computer since Christmas and it has been working fine up until today when I updated windows on it. I have done this previously but it always crashes on start up and made me go back to an earlier date. Now it's not even letting me go back to an earlier date and it won't let me start windows normally and the startup repair fails. Is there any way I can fix this?

A:Windows broke my computer

what version of windows

will it start in safemode
- try safemode

For Windows 8 - see below

For other windows version, XP,Vista, W7 as the PC starts keep tapping F8 - a menu appears - choose
safemode - see if that works

For windows 8



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Hello, I was hoping someone could help me with an issue that I have, I was updating to windows 10 from windows 8 on my acer aspire V7 laptop when someone closed it, now every time I open it, it shows me the acer logo then open to the update progression which is stuck a 64% then shut down and restart itself only to do the same exact loop over and over again please help !

A:Windows 10 update broke my computer...

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I apologize for the cryptic title, but I'm not exactly sure what to ask. Here's a bit of knowledge I've danced around, but never have been real clear about (so excuse the terminology if it gets muddled):

I already have a copy of Windows on my system and the 20-some digit Windows OS key/license label on my box. Windows XP came with the system (eMachines), and as such I've heard that XP will likely not recgonize a new MB, CPU, etc... and therefore the hard drvie will not boot once the eMachine is no longer the eMachine that I bought. Is this right? By the way, I've never had to re-install windows XP (using the key or otherwise).

Assuming so, building a new system may often require a fresh install of Windows (XP or XP Media Center in my case), so I'll need a copy. Aside from the fact that this blows, my concern is that I do not want to buy an OS for each build, so here's my 2nd question : Can the OS install discs be reused for other installs so long as there's a unique OS key/license, such as the 20-some digit key/license on the side of each computer? After all those are valid keys/licenses.

Next question, how picky is this? I mean, could I install Windows XP Home into a system by using the Windows OS label on the computer even if it had Windows XP Media Center on it before? And visa-versa? In other words are the licenses limited to the version of XP installed already?

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A:Windows XP and the license key on the computer.

Hello akedm


I already have a copy of Windows on my system and the 20-some digit Windows OS key/license label on my box. Windows XP came with the system (eMachines), and as such I've heard that XP will likely not recgonize a new MB, CPU, etc... and therefore the hard drvie will not boot once the eMachine is no longer the eMachine that I bought. Is this right? By the way, I've never had to re-install windows XP (using the key or otherwise).
Yes that is correct.
If your machine has a Retail copy of XP installed you will need to run a "Repair" of XP after replacing the motherboard
If your machine has an OEM (eMachines) copy of XP installed it is tied to the original motherboard. Replacing the motherboard means you have to buy another copy of XP for the machine

Assuming so, building a new system may often require a fresh install of Windows (XP or XP Media Center in my case), so I'll need a copy. Aside from the fact that this blows, my concern is that I do not want to buy an OS for each build, so here's my 2nd question : Can the OS install discs be reused for other installs so long as there's a unique OS key/license, such as the 20-some digit key/license on the side of each computer? After all those are valid keys/licenses.
Yes you can reuse the disks for other machines if you have a legal product key for the system. The version of XP MUST be the same though, Pro/Home/Media
But, you cannot do it with an OEM copy o... Read more

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I am strongly considering purchasing this computer. It comes with Windows 7 Professional installed, but it also ships with Windows 8.1 Pro License and recovery media, which I do not plan on using. But I want to do a clean install of Windows 7 when I get the computer. Will it have the license key to both Windows 7 AND Windows 8, or is the Windows 7 install just something they did at the factory? I'm not even sure if this question makes sense.

A:Will this computer have the license key to Windows 7?

How are we to know ? You should ask the seller these questions.

But if 7 is installed, by law they have to affix a COA with the key. (license)

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Had the lovely pop message for 2 windows updates, chose both, noticed that one said fixing internet access to some web pages, but since both were checked, ok'd the install for both.

KB831167 and KB840374.

After reboot, secure website won't load. Restored back to yesterday, upon reboot, reminded about the 2 updates again, so I figured they should be removed, no?

Still no access to secure site.

Reinstalled KB831167 since it addressed that problem.

Still no access to secure site.

I usually don't do many Windows updates, so this is really ticking me off.

I probably have about an hour to fix it before hubby gets back home, or I may be missing for awhile

A:[SOLVED] Broke Hubby's Computer with Windows Updates

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I have a laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed (currently running 8.1 64-bit). I also purchased Windows 8 Pro a while ago. It was installed on another laptop, but has since been removed.

I decided to upgrade my current laptop to Pro in the add features menu. It worked fine, but the license is not activated because the activation server thinks the license is still in use by the older laptop.

I tried the automated call service, however, when asked how many computers the product was installed on, I made the error of saying more than one. Since then, when I try the automated call service, my Installation ID is refused or something and I'm put on hold for ages. I can't remain on hold because it's draining my money. I lost 10? in 15 minutes of calls.

I managed to chat with the Windows Answer Desk and all the woman kept pointing me to was to reinstall windows. I really don't want to do that.

Is there a way to transfer the license, or at least go back to Windows 8.1 (the OEM version) without having to refresh?


A:Cannot transfer Windows 8 Pro license to new computer

Unfortunately no easy solution...

The UK number is toll-free via Skype.

Windows 8 Pro license transfer a new Windows 8.1 computer?

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I have an old computer, which I did not upgrade to Windows 10, yet, have my original Product Key label on the back of the PC. So, I am now putting a computer together, and, would like to know if I can use that old Product Key to install Windows 10 on my
new pc? Thank you!

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Is it possible to clone an existing Windows 7 pro OEM registered harddrive onto a different new computer, then just change the product key using the 2nd new OEM license code? Am hoping for an alternative to reinstalling everything new again plus our local computer shop has closed down where the first computer was purchased.

Have a nicely running Windows 7 Pro OEM registered computer and ordered another new computer(newer different hardware) with a 2nd Windows 7 Pro OEM license.

Already own and installed one license of the 3-pack versions of Office 2007 Home and 3-pack of Bitdender Interent Security 2011(had huge install issues almost destroyed my existing Windows install, took weeks to get everything working again). Plus various other freeware software setups, documents, pictures, home movies, etc. Another big hurdle to a full clean install is our unreliable and slow 30/k internet download speed out in the country.

Searched around this forum and this good post below by GregRocker detailing cloning BEFORE activation but we have already activated and do not want to invalidate one of my two OEM licenses.

Cloning Windows 7

Since you say you want to do this legally, then do you have a second license for Windows 7 Home Premium to use on your desktop?

If so, you can use a drive imaging software to copy and then reimage to the desktop. Macrium Reflect freeware is good.

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A:Cloning Windows 7 OEM with 2nd license code onto a new computer?

It won't work. You can install using the OEM DVD (or an iso image using multibootiso) for another computer, then activate it by phone if the licenses are for the same version of windows, but because the hardware configurations aren't identical, the drivers for the other system will probably cause a ton of BSODs, if the system even boots

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If a computer dies, what is Microsoft's policy about transferring W7 Full Retail license to another computer?

To be clear, this is about the full retail, off-the-store-shelf copy of Windows 7 purchased from an authorized dealer.

A:Solved: Computer Died: transfer W7 license to another computer?

If it's a legitimate retail license you can transfer it all you like provided you don't use it on the previous computer anymore. OEM licenses are the ones that cannot be transferred to another system.

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I do have a Vista OS in my computer. I understand it can not be uppgraded right away to Windows 10. But my brothers hardware was damaged badly. He had Windows 10 in that computer. Is it possible to use that lisence?

If someone can help, I'm grateful, of course.

A:Can I use license of Windows 10 of broken computer to upgrade my Vista

If it was a purchased Retail Edition yes. If it was a factory OEM install no. What was the original OS on that now dead PC? How was windows 10 installed on it?

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Operating System:
Windows XP Professional (32-bit)
OS Version 5.01.2600 Service Pack 3
Celeron 2.40 GHz
448 MB RAM

Issue Description:

I am having a problem logging onto my Windows XP system. I am getting the error "A problem is preventing windows from accurately checking the license for this computer. Error code: 0X80070002". I have found from several sources that I needed to regsvr32 files in order to make it work. The sources are the following: http://www.anetforums.com/posts.aspx?ThreadIndex=27591 **AND** http://digitalpbk.blogspot.com/2008/04/0x80070002-problem-is-preventing.html

The instructions to fix the problem were as follows:

regsvr32 licwmi.dll
regsvr32 regwizc.dll
regsvr32 licdll.dll
regsvr32 jscript.dll
regsvr32 vbscript.dll
regsvr32 msxml.dll
regsvr32 shdocvw.dll
regsvr32 softpub.dll
regsvr32 wintrust.dll
regsvr32 initpki.dll
regsvr32 dssenh.dll
regsvr32 rsaenh.dll
regsvr32 gpkcsp.dll
regsvr32 sccbase.dll
regsvr32 slbcsp.dll
regsvr32 cryptdlg.dll

Initially shdocvw.dll and slbcsp.dll failed with the errors: Loadlibrary("xxxxxx.dll") failed - the specified module could not be found. I enabled the cryptogaphic services and this allowed me to register the shdocvw.dll , but not the slbcsp.dll . I went to another system with the same windows xp installation and copied slbcsp.dll over and then registered it and the registration succeeded.
The problem persists.
I followed the note of Cookiegal in one like thread and ran ... Read more

A:problem is preventing windows from accurately checking the license for this computer.

Please consider in my resolution actions that I have checked for the files:


oembios.dat was missing so replaced it with the oembios.dat from another system with the same operating system and service packs to eliminate that problem.

I would appreciate anyone who could help me with this problem.

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Hi,I have a ThinkCenter desktop mashine. It's about 8 years old. Recently I replaced the HDD with an SSD and reinstalled Windows7 on it from a DVD that I received from a friend. During installation I proveded the Windows7 product key as requested by the installer. During the Windows activation process I received a 0xC004F063 error message, indicating that the BIOS driver is missing a licence, so the activation can't be done.  I then called Microsoft Support to activate via phone, but was told, that only Lenovo can do the reactivation. Can you please help what to do? Thank you in advance! 

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Hello Everyone,
So I don't even know if this is possible or how I could go about doing this. Last year I bought a Windows 8 Pro upgrade disc we used to upgrade our machines from Windows 7 home Premium to 8 Pro. Is it possible for me to use that same upgrade product key for Windows 8 Pro on 8.1 so I could have a Pro version of 8.1? The computer I originally did the upgrade on I am no longer using and is there a way to deactivate the license on that one so it could be used on the new computer I bought? Also I just want the extra's of the Pro version so does it matter it is the license for Windows 8 even though the new computer uses 8.1? Thanks for any input.

A:Windows 8 Pro license transfer a new Windows 8.1 computer?

license on that one so it could be used on the new computer I bought?

What OS is installed to the new computer?

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I probably broke my old cyber power computer today but it?s super old like from 2012 and I need a new one unless I can fix my old one. I am looking for a cheaper PC under $700 because I?m leaving for the military in a few months so I?m not looking to spend a fortune. I am looking to run games like csgo, pubg, warframe, war thunder even if on the lowest graphics I just want it to be playable. I don?t know anything about parts or building stuff but I have friends who do so either pre built or easy to install would be best for me. Thanks for any help.

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Well I have to put like lots of pressure on a certain part of my laptop for it to work, otherwise it just stops.

Lol, and ofcourse I cant just have one elbow leaning on the latpop whilst im trying to type..

So annoying.

Ive opened the back of my laptop and I dont see anything loose or anything, so I dunno, maybe a switch or whatever it is, isnt making a connection, and thats why it works when I put pressure on...??

A:Computer Broke?

Check and see if moving your a/c adaptor makes the computer work/not work. It is common for the d/c power jack on laptops to get loose, or corrode. If that is the issue, they can be replaced. The actual part is only $10 to $20 USD, but the labor will run $100 to $200 USD to fix. (Of course, you could fix it yourself if you are REAL good at repairing laptops and soldering very small parts.)

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I have a gateway PC and am running windows XP. I was going to install a new sound card. I took off the side of the computer and looked inside. I played around with the old sound card and took it out and put it back in. I decided to try the computer again before installing the new sound card now when I start the computer it seems to turn on but the monitor just keeps showing the monitor check. I've tried turning it on and off, unplugging it, and anything else I may try. Nothing is working. Please help. I need my computer.


A:Help I think I broke my computer

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Her computer was running dog slow, especially at startup. Granted, she only has 512M of memory, but I thought I'd clean it up a bit first, and then add more memory. However, I must have screwed something up along the way.

Here's what I did:
- ran msconfig; only unchecked files that I verified as 'N' or 'X' according to this utility: http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php. Also changed boot timeout from 30 sec to 10 sec
- here's where I may have screwed something up: I intended to delete files from c:\D&S\<user>\Start Menu\Programs\Startup, but actually deleted files from \D&S\<user>\Start Menu\Programs. However, it wasn't anything critical, stuff like WMV.
- Did start -> run -> %temp% -> deleted all files
- ran disk cleanup on c:\

Now when I rebooted, everything came up a lot quicker, but I couldn't connect to the internet w/Internet Explorer. However, I *could* connect with Firefox. I looked around online for this problem, found something similar (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/community/columns/ietopten.mspx), and tried the recommended fix: netsh winsock reset. However, I rebooted, and I still had the same problem.
Also, several other oddities:
- when I click on \Start Menu\Programs\Accessories, Windows Explorer Hangs
- Malwarebytes Anti-Malware hangs at the beginning of the scan, when it's trying to enumerate the objects in the registry

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A:Help! I think I broke my mom's computer

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HI everyone, I have been having a lot of trouble with my computer lately. When I try to click on certain links(like "reply" in an email from my university account or links to articles on my class websites) my screen just flashes like it wants to go to the link, but then the same screen I was on will just stay up. Other links work just fine. I have run ad-aware, spy-bot search and destroy, and I use No-Ads. Nothing seems to be working. A friend told me to run a program called "Hijack This" and then post the results on here for some help. If anyone could PLEASE help me, I would really appreciate it a lot. Someone suggested that I just clear my hard drive and reinstall windows, but I am not anxious to do that, because I have a cd burner, scanner, and some ATI thing to hook my computer and TV together that I am not sure where the CD's are to reinstall the software after it has been erased. So if anyone could help me fix my computer, that would be fantastic!

Here is the log from my computer:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 9:56:23 PM, on 8/24/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
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A:I broke my computer :(

Open your browser; Click the View menu; Point to Encoding; Ensure Auto-select is ticked and that Western Eropean (Windows) is selected on all open browser windows; Then close those browser windows foir changes to take effect. Your posts are hard to read otherwise.


Your HijackThis log shows you are not running a firewall. If you are not computing behind a firewall-embedded network router enable ICF immediately:

To turn on the WinXP Internet Connection Firewall (ICF):

- On the taskbar at the bottom of your screen, click Start, and then click Control Panel.

- Click the Network and Internet Connections category. (If the Network and Internet Connections is not visible, click Switch to Category View under Control Panel on the left side of the Control Panel window.)

- Click Network Connections.

- Right-click the Dial-up, LAN, or High-Speed Internet connection that you use to connect to the Internet, and then click Properties from the shortcut menu.

- On the Advanced tab, under Internet Connection Firewall, select Protect my computer and network, and then click OK. The Windows XP firewall is now enabled.


Click the colored link below to do the on-line Panda AV scan second.


How to Reinstall or Repair Internet Explorer and Outlook Express in Windows XP

The information in this article applies to:
Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6 for Windows XP
Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0 for Windows XP

IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the regis... Read more

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I had a remote access person mess up my computer.  I thought I was talking to NETGEAR tech support but wasn't.  I pulled the internet connection when I figured out what was going on, but probably too late.  I have run Advanced system Care Pro 9 and then exited that and ran Norton Internet security to remove all that could be found.  Everything seems to work now, except my wifi adapter can not be identified by the setup software.  I bought a new NETGEAR A6210 but it still won't see the adapter.  I can install the adapter on another PC and it works fine.  Netgear tech support could not resolve the problem.  I tried a NETGEAR A4100 and saw the same result.  I am running Windows 7 Pro 64. I ran HIJACKTHIS but don't see anything obvious.  
Does anyone have a suggestion?

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I downloaded Glary utilities awhile back and one of the features it came with was "Disk Analyzer". I was "analyzing" my computer to see what my larger files were so i could delete and free up space on my pc. I came across a limewire file that was taking up space so i clicked it and then tried to delete it. As soon as i hit the delete button a small box appeared with nothing in it but what appeared to be a blank button, not paying attention i clicked it and then all of a sudden my computer shut off.

when i tried to restart my computer the following message was on my screen:

"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:

you can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Settup using the original Setup CD-ROM.
Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair"

I then shut off my computer and restarted it again to try and perform the recovery feature by pressing F10 but it did not work and the message came up again. I do not have the original Cd's that came with my pc. Can someone please help me out. My computer is a 2003 Hp pavilion 515n.

tried google and came across microsoft support "how to" advice but the instructions were to remove all PCI devices? and then reboot. Have no clue what's what. I need some expert advice, plz help a noob out.

A:I think i broke my computer, can someone help?

Hello and welcome to the forum

pci devices are cards that are plugged into the motherboard. You can open the case, and remove any cards ( except the video card ) and reboot to see if the same error is there. Be sure to pull the power cord prior to opening the case.

See this guide for more: http://compreviews.about.com/od/tuto...DIYPCICard.htm

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Hi. Was running Windows 7 64bit, new computer, it worked for a while. My OS was installed on my SSD and I have an HDD in for storage.
I have
FX8150 cpu
16gb DDR3 ram
MSI 990xa-gd55
an SSD and an HDD
raidmax rx730ss psu

I overclocked my ram, it restarted and wouldn't display so I reset the CMOS and tried removing the RAM and putting it back in, eventually it would boot, but now it gets to the windows startup animation with the colorful spheres and freezes, then restarts.
Windows startup repair fails every time. If I put windows 7 in and boot from that, it shows my SSD on the list with about 30gb taken up already, but I can't get into it. Might be able to reinstall windows but I don't want to lose all my stuff if I don't have to.
Also, if I put both my harddrives in at once, it won't detect the HDD at all. If I just put in the HDD, it detects it in BIOS, then when I attempt to boot it, I get weird characters such as spanish letters and spades like on playing cards and etc. It won't go anywhere after that, and won't let me install 7 on the HDD. If I boot from disk using the HDD it says press any key to continue, and just won't continue. Also the weird characters with it.

So, any ideas? I did something stupid and switched my voltage from 115 to 230 and then I put it back. I figure if it fried my computer it wouldn't be booting at all?

A:Just got a new computer and broke it?

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Hello! Newbie here to the forums but not to PCs in general. I have done something similar to kingandy so I will just take the advice posted here & attatch my HJT log to my post.I must have deleted something important because when I downloaded Sophos AV,it's always stuck in autoupdate configuration & I am unable to uninstall the program. I have recovered from some disasters but this one is so bad that I can't even download the files I need to fix it !
I thank any and all in advance for their help & look forward to participating in these forums for help & to help others.
Thanks !

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:24:15 PM, on 5/4/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MSMPSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MpEng.exe
c:\Program Files\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus\SavService.exe
c:\Program Files\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus\SAVAdminService.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\sdhelp.exe
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A:Broke my Computer

Hi kdad64, Welcome to TSG!!

I have split your post off to a thread of your own so please reply here.

You may want to print out these instructions for reference, since you will have to restart your computer during the fix.

Please download FixWareout from one of these sites:

Save it to your desktop and run it. Click Next, then Install, then make sure "Run fixit" is checked and click Finish. The fix will begin; follow the prompts. You will be asked to reboot your computer; please do so. Your system may take longer than usual to load; this is normal.

When your system reboots, follow the prompts. Afterwards, HijackThis will launch. Please click Scan, and check the following items (if they appear):

O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{49264316-7E8F-48F5-9DAA-A49581A7868C}: NameServer =
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{9E4ED8D4-9099-42C7-96F4-78D6C4A02A69}: NameServer =
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{49264316-7E8F-48F5-9DAA-A49581A7868C}: NameServer =

Then click Fix Checked. Close HijackThis, and click OK to proceed.

At the end of the fix, you may need to restart your computer again.

Finally, please post the contents of the logfile C:\fixwareout\report.txt, along with a new HijackThis log.

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I took out my sound card while my computer was on. Suddenly it froze and I had to turn it on manually. Now it starts, but there is no signal to the monitor. My (wireless mouse) doesn't get any signal and computer doesn't turn off unless I hold the power button in for 5 secs. What in the world could have happened? Did i fry my processor or memory or something? Please help and thanks in advance.

A:Help! Broke My Computer?

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When i turn on my computer it just gos to a black screen and says:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <windows>/system32/ntos krnl.exe. Please re-instal this file.

How can i re-insal it if i cant get to anything but that screen? (i'm on my grandpas computer)

I cant get on safe mode, system rertore or boot menu

If i need a CD please tell me where i can get one cuz i dont have any that came with the computer. I dont know a lot about computers so if you tell me to do somthing tell me everything you have to do. Thanks!

A:I need help i think my computer broke

You can use any copy of XP to do this. Use Recovery Console by booting to a WinXP disk, then run the following:

chkdsk /r

in that order.

If this is a laptop, or a pre-manufactured computer that has a system restore partition you have to access by special keystroke DO NOT do the first two, as it will keep you from being able to access your restore partition if you have to do a factory reinstallation.

What brand & model computer is it ?

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Hello there everyone again! I jsut downloaded SP2 on my XP HOME computer and now the computer profile and the OS will not start properly? It boots real slow but then doesn't load the profile. I can't even uninstall like this?

Anyone have any Ideas?

A:sp2 broke my computer

Does it even boot into Windows to allow you to get TaskManager up? If so, Press alt/ctrl/del and see if TaskManager will appear. If it does, click on File>New Task. Then key in appwiz.cpl and click on ok. Once Add/Remove Programs appears, scroll down and locate "Windows XP Service Pack 2" and uninstall it.

Let us know what happens or if your unable to get to Task Manager...

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OK, this morning i removed my computer from its normal resting place to see what kind of RAM it uses, and i removed the ram, figured it out, and then put it back, affixed it, and put the case on it, and now when i try to use my computer, nothing happens, it will turn on it has power, but like, the monitor doesnt show up my mouse and keyboard do not power up, its like nothing is connected to it,,, but trust me it is, please help!

A:i think i broke my computer, need help!

Did you use any anti static pre-cautions when removing and handling the RAM, if not,then i would suggest you probably destroyed the memory IC's on the boards.

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Hello Bleepingcomputer administrators and monitors . .how are you? Well i messed up. I ran a 'System Recovery' which i shouldn't have, and now my computer . .is like if i started it for the first time. ( back to factory- installed applications or hardware drivers ) . .I had no reason for doing it, i don't even remember why i did . . .it just sort of happened. Though i am 90% certain that everything is still there before i did this, i just don't know how to 'rollback' everything to how it was. ( I should also mentions, i remember when it asked to do a full restore or to do or use a partition (something like that) i did select the partition thingie. ) I tried to do a 'system restore' but it says there isn't any restore points, ( even though i know for a fact there was one dated back to yesterday morning. ) How can i . .go 'back to the future' so that my computer is like it was before i did this? System Info: - Windows XP Professional Media Center Edition Service Pack 3 - Hewlett-Packard HP Pavilion Intel Pentium 4 . . .not sure what other info you need, but just ask.

A:Aaargh!! Help i broke my computer..

Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792


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AlienRespawn has actually bothered me for some time, it has started once or twice before after closing my computer. I usually handled this through restarting my computer, but roughly a week ago I decided to do what the computer told me to.
Upon letting the program load for a few hours I was able to start my computer up again, only to be greeted with the in-ability to use any audio function or open any .exe file nor their sources.
At first I thought this was due to the drivers being messed up, but after a few hours of trouleshooting Microsoft's tech support confirmed it was due to the OS being messed up after the use of AlienRespawn.
I'm still trying to fix this, and any form of help would be greatly appreciated.

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So the hinge on my Y50, their "Top of the Line" gaming laptop broke. When the hinge broke it popped off the front panel of the laptop. Although my computer was out of warrenty by about 2 months, they agreed that this should not have happened and decided to repair my computer. They took my computer for about a month. When it came back, I booted it up, and the touch screen was constantly being triggered on the left side. I called Lenovo and they told me to send it back. Long story short, they have had my computer for the last 4 months now and cant come up with a solution. They say the part is on backorder and I can either wait for the part.....which I've been waiting 4 months for, or I can have my computer returned in the condition it's in. I haven't been able to use my computer for months now....as I type this on my phone. 

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Running windows xp
Internet 7.0

My son received a new mp3 a few days before Chistmas. He immediately went to bearshare and piolet to download. First we had a popup saying "softwrap" error. After searching this site, I fixed that by going to msconfig and unchecking piolet. Today we had a popup with a "stack overflow at line 0", that is gone now? Computer is still running slow, don't know if we have any other problems, or just because we are on dialup connection.

Dont know if anyone here has visited any "cracksites' because Im not too sure what that is.

Anyways, here is the dds:
NOTE FOR GMER SCAN: GMER hasn't found any system modification.

DDS (Version 1.1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by Owner at 11:00:13.90 on Sat 12/27/2008
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.111.12 [GMT -5:00]

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\Omniserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\OPXPApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark X74-X75\lxbbbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\USB Storage RW\udsi.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark X74-X75\lxbbbmon.exe
C:\HP\K... Read more

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I am running Windows XP Professional on a Dell Latitue D810. My computer was running very slow so I did a few things, first I'll tell you what I did then list the consequences I have discovered so far. I have no clue how this happened or how to fix it- or how the issues are even related.

What I Did
Installed Windows Security Essentials
Deleted a bunch of programs through Add/Delete
Cleaned the registry using a free program called EUsing Free Registry Cleaner
Defragged my D:/ (I have a D and a C)
Clean disk on the D:/
Downloaded a bunch of antivirus programs etc. then deleted them through the Add/Delete
Went into msconfig and changed the settings to normal startup
It cannot find the wireless internet connection that has always been there
When I run Help & Support it gives me the error: "Windows cannot open Help and Support because a system service is not running. To fix this problem, start the service named 'Help and Support'.
My computer settings have changed, I cannot use the Windows XP fancy settings but have to use the older version (I'm speaking of the Start Menu, etc.)
Still running slow

When I restart it says "Ending program Quickset" then another pop up saying "dwwin.exe The application failed to initalize because windows system is shutting down" Or something... it goes too fast for me to see.
What I've Done To Try To Fix It
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A:Solved: I'm not sure what I did- but I broke my computer.

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Hi, i think this is the right forum to post this, sorry if it is not. I recently scanned my computer for viruses with Avast antivirus and found a number of viruses. I clicked on the found ones and deleted them and a message came up something like " are you sure you want to delete this file as it is a windows component", and me being an amateur deleted it. But the problem is part of the message had tool3.exe in it so i looked that up and it said it was a virus and can be dangerous so thats why i deleted it. When i now start my computer up a message comes up, something like " you do not have permission" when i try and enter a program. Is there a program i can put on disk from this computer to fix this?

( Sorry i havent got the specific error messages handy as the said computer is at university and i have come home for the easter period"

Please, please help

A:Solved: Broke my Computer :(

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Okay so the pin on the end of my headphones broke inside the headphone socket and now i can't get it out...i tried to open up the tower to see if i could get it from the other side but alas i cannot.
any suggestions?

A:Pin broke inside computer

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Ok so I was directed by a user from Safer-Networking forums to use ComboFix and sometime late in the second attempt to use it (at the point where it says to wait for a restart) it stopped running and my computer hung. I tried waiting for a few hours but nothing changed. So I manually restarted my computer. Ever since then I've been getting a BSOD on startup:STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}The Windows Logon Process system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc0000135 (0x00000000 0x00000000).The system has been shut down. I poked around a bit and discovered that this is the same BSOD used by MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware to force a restart. Based on the evidence, I believe there is some flag that was set by ComboFix to cause the BSOD (and thus a restart) that was never removed. Could somebody who knows a bit about ComboFix help me out? Here is a link to the thread I was involved in when using ComboFix:http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=35782We tried a few things but ultimately none of them worked. Could somebody please help me?

A:Computer broke while using ComboFix.

Combofix is not to be used outside our HJT forums
I would suggest posting in our HJT forum or going back to where you were being helped. You never did respond back and they closed your thread.

FWIW, I agree with Shaba. It's time to reformat and reinstall

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I accidentally renamed the authui.dll in the System32 folder to authui.old and broke my computer. Help? I can't log on because that file was related to the log in screen, and since that won't show up anymore I have no way to access my computer. Is there any way to fix this or do I have to reformat my computer?

A:Broke Computer. Oops.

just take the genuine windows CD/DVD and boot from it. Then go into the fix my computer selection and repair the start up. If you want the actual steps just ask. I cant remember them right now but I can tell you them later.

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Hi...I wrote last week and thought everything was fixed, but evidently i picked up something somewhere else as everything is acting screwy...especially when i try to play a game on pogo. Otherwise, i'm just timing out alot. I ran ad aware and i had 2 data miners and a malware called win ad. I deleted those, then ran hijack this. This is what it said:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 9:59:49 PM, on 11/23/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\NISUM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
C:\program files\Support.com\bin\tgcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Palm\HOTSYNC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ccPxySvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
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I had an Hp pavillion about 6 months old. My son dropped it& now when I turn it on it says ti run a hard disk test & then says it failed. I called the company because its under warranty & they sent me a new hard drive for me to put in & send the old one back( within 15 days). I was wondering how i could get the pictures from the broken laptop? Thanks

A:computer is broke..can i get pictures from it....?

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I just installed the latest free version of Avast. It blocked my internet connection.

Tried a few settings...nothing.

Uninstalled, Reboot...I'm back!

A:Avast 4 Broke My Computer

Are you using some kind of firewall?avast! uses an HTTP proxy server called Web Shield for scanning all HTTP traffic. In simple words it scans all the data before it gets downloaded n your browser. If you do not allow avast! Web Shield to access internet and act like local server then, you wont be able to access web sites in your browser.Two possible solutions - Disable Web Shield component in avast! settings, or allow ashWebSv.exe in your firewall.For more information : http://www.avast.com/eng/webshield_issues.html

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I need to remove a item from the notification bar near to the clock on the taskbar.
It is a anti-vius scanner that downloaded on its own and i have tried about 5 diffrent ways to delete it but it wont go, when i put the mouse over it nothing comes up when if i put my mouse over the volume it says volume so i dont know what it is called or anything, all i know is it will break my computer so i really need someone good at computers to help me out here.
so please if u know how i can delete it please tell me!!

A:I really need help!!!my friends computer broke this way and now it is happening to me

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So I had a computer with Windows 7 installed on it. Unfortunately, it broke beyond repair, and I was forced to "decommission" the computer to my garage where it sits now. Now I have a new computer, but I realized that I only have one product key for Windows 7. That key is used on the broken computer, while I can't activate Windows 7 on my new computer because the product key is already in use.

Is it possible to somehow free up the product key again? I know that you can somehow uninstall the OS on an old computer to free the key up, but I have no way of uninstalling it when the computer itself won't start up. Is there another way to free the product key up, or am I now forced to either fix the computer or buy another copy of Windows 7?

A:Old computer broke, can I decommission the product key?

A migrated retail Product Key is freed up after reinstall during the required activation robocall, when you answer the question "How many computers is this copy of Windows 7 installed upon" with the only acceptable answer "One".

This authorizes MS to overwrite in their Activation servers the hardware ID associated with a retail Product Key with a new one represented by the number string traded during the call.

If for any reason the old PC is started up again, or its HD is used elsewhere, be sure to wipe the HD or delete the partition since the old OS will lose activation if connected to the web anyway.

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Dear HP, Your BIOS update F.2E for the Pavilion dv6235nr Entertainment Notebook destroyed it.  I recently upgraded it to Windows 7 and wanted to apply the F.2E update to fix the "an incorrect message about replacing the battery during startup" error.  After your "update," the machine will no longer start.  It emits a very loud beeping sound but will not do anything else. I don't care if it's "out of warranty."  There is ZERO justification for you offering a "BIOS update" that breaks computers. You need to fix this.  I am seriously rethinking whether I want to buy anything HP ever again.  Please PM me or reply here. Thanks,A very disappointed former customer

A:HP BIOS "update" broke my computer

BUV, according to the updates that are available, the only BIOS update is for Vista; not for Win7. Therefore, it appears that you may have updated the BIOS incorrectly. It is always good to read the information that comes with the updates to assure they are for your laptop and the OS that you are using.

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I got my new comp yesterday and it was working fine but during critical updates the power cord came unplugged and since then my computer won't work. When I press the power button it turns on for a second or two, then immediately turns off, then just continues doing this in an endless loop restart cycle. I cannot access bios and my monitor does not turn on during the few seconds that the computer has power. My power cord does not work in my current old desktop and the power cord from my old desktop does not work in my new pc..

is my computer broken, or is there a fix?
Might just ship it back Monday for a replacement.

I have tried inserting the windows 8 disc, but computer doesn't stay on long enough to do anything. I've also pressed f2, f8, f10, f12 all of those and nothing works or causes the computer to respond.

A:New computer broke after interrupting update

Sounds like something is glitched big time or you have a hardware failure.

There are ways to try a BIOS install using a USB drive in the old days. Not sure it is possible with UEFI systems though. Easiest, send it back.

A bit confused by this: " My power cord does not work in my current old desktop and the power cord from my old desktop does not work in my new pc.."

Do you have a known good power cord?

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I installed comodo firewall and I restarted my pc
After I log in the comodo freezes and I cannot use the icon tray or anything I can use my desktop icons but nothing happens I tried to uninstall it but it stays on preparing to uninstall also if I end the process my cursor goes into the loading symbol and freezes please help urgently I can access login screen fine but after login I freeze after 10'seconds

A:Please help fast comodo broke my computer

Hello NewMember_786, and Welcome to the BleepingComputer.   
My name is Yılmaz and I'll help you with the cleanup of malware from your computer.
Before we move on, please read the following points carefully.
Please complete all steps in the specified order.
Even if tools don't find malware, I want you to post the logfiles anyway.
Please copy and paste the logfiles directly into your posts. Please do not attach them unless you are instructed to do so.
Read the instructions carefully. If you have problems, stop what you  were doing and describe the problems you encountered as precisely as  you can.
Don't install or uninstall software during the cleanup unless you are told to do so.
Ensure your external and/or USB drives are inserted during always the scan.
If you can't answer for the next few days, please let me know. If  you haven't answered within 5 days, I am assuming that you don't need  help anymore and your topic will be closed.
I can not guarantee that we will find and be able to remove all  malware. The cleaning process is not instant. Please continue to review  my answers until I tell you that your computer is clean
Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic
As my first language is not English, please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to understand.
Please open as administrator  the computer. How is open as administrator  the computer?
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