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Q: full System Diagnostics

Does anyone know of any software or hardware that will run a full system scan on everything of my computer to tell if i have anything at all wrong with it.. I have an alienware aurora 7500 and i have already had to respawn it like 3 or 4 times already. my warrenty ran out with them so i am on my own. i have had weird things happen, like..i lost all of my system 32 files...my cd rom would make my pc restart and now, my cd rom is running really slow, and it it freezes whenever i try to write data to it. please let me kow of any software or hardware that can help me...thanks....

Preferred Solution: full System Diagnostics

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: full System Diagnostics

Meaby this guide can help you: http://mywebpages.comcast.net/SupportCD/DiagnoseXP.html

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So as it is my TechNet Subscription is running out. So I went ahead and got myself DaRT. It's something I've been interested in for awhile but never got into it, but since I won't be able to get it soon I thought why not. Something I thought about while downloading it is if it can be applied to the Windows 7 Install file. I never really used a recovery disc, I mainly used my install disc to troubleshoot peoples issues, including mine. So if I could modify the install file to integrate DaRT that would be of great help in my IT department. If there is anyone here that could help my with this achievement I'd greatly appreciate it

Thanks for any help, DWreck

A:Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset 7.0, and it's full potential?

First screen.

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I have been experiencing random BSODs on my 40 day old Dell L501X laptop. Original OEM Windows 7 Business 64bit install. i7 CPU, 6Gb RAM, 640Gb HDD, very few programs installed. The system has BSODed 7 times so far, with 3 happening in the last 2 days. It appears to be random: the system BSODed when I was using a web browser (Firefox), another time it crashed at 6am when no one was using it. No obvious pattern exists. Just mIRC, Firefox, Thunderbird, and TrueCrypt in use.

The BSODs always have the same basic details: 0x0000007f (0x0000000000000008, 0x0000000080050031, 0x00000000000006f8, 0xfffff8000327e09b)

It's always 7f, and the first two numbers are the same.

The system has passed several runs on Memtest86+. I've downloaded and run Dell's diagnostics disc. Memory test is fine. The quick test did hang once, and subsequently has been run many times without problems.

As per the BSOD posting guidelines, full system details are attached to this post.

I would very much appreciate help with this BSOD, as it makes the system awful to use (you never know when it's going to go dead) and Dell don't want to touch it as Dell diagnostic CD says it's fine.

Thank you

A:Win7 x64 BSODs - Dell L501X - Full diagnostics

Remove any McAfee/ZoneAlarm software and use MSE instead

McAfee removal tool
Zone Alarm removal tool

BugCheck 7F, {8, 80050031, 6f8, fffff80003280b15}

Probably caused by : NETIO.SYS ( NETIO!CompareSecurityContexts+6a )
The last 2 crashes were directly cause by a McAfee software



LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from fffff80003273ca9 to fffff80003274740

PROCESS_NAME: mfefire.exe


LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from fffff80003277ca9 to fffff80003278740

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My daughters notebook battery appeared to fail: removing the power cable resulted in immediate power off (all lights off). (Power worked fined withe adapter plugged in)On powering up with the adapter, on the initial windows screen the icon representing the power cable has a picture of a fully charged battery next to it, and in 'Support Assistance HP Battery check Specification: Primary battery charge is '100% available', but it then says 'HP Battery Check was unable to access the battery So, I replaced the battery (a not entirely trivial undertaking). Exactly the same problem recurred.  So, it doesnt work unless plugged in to power. It seems a bit unlikely that the second battery was also a dud, particularly as  the icons seem to indicate battery is fully charged. On UEFI diagnosticBattery component test, it saysBattery Check: Primary - Replace (40), Failure ID PGAMVT-7KV701-MFPWL1-C08103Product ID: L0M39EA#ABUComponent test: FAILED.ON details it says, amongst other things:Charge Capacity 2%....Battery age 489 days (which the second battery certainly isnt, though the original battery would be a bit older than this)Cell voltage 1: 0mV; Cell voltage 2: 1953mV; Cell voltage 3: 4379mV; Cell voltage 4: 0mV.  Status 42D0  

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Since dropping Norton, I am without a system diagnostic program like "Win Doctor". Can anyone suggest a program that will safely do the same thing? It doesn't have to be free. It just has to work. I'm running XP SP2.

A:System diagnostics

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Hello all,               I have tried to run Lenovo's System Diagnostics and all I see is a message in red telling me that it is running and to wait. Well I waited for an hour and I suspect it was not running at all.I never had to wait this long. Why is this and it is not acceptable?

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A:System Diagnostics

Hi rjordan393 , 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
Either that the LSC is not ok or it has encountered issue during the test that was not able to verify. 
Try to uninstall it from programs and features under control panel and download a fresh updated copy from the support site and see if that would work. 
Likewise for differential comparison you can also use similar test software such as this and this . 
Update us how things go. 

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Hello,   I have an Envy 15t laptop, and the original battery seems to not be functioning properly (the initial charge is quite low and the laptop does not last a long time).  I bought a new battery to remedy this issue, and I was hoping to do a calibration test.  While doing this, I ran into a strange problem.   For some reason, when I try to access the HP PC Hardware Diagnostics (by pressing ESC on bootup, followed by F2), it looks different now than it did before (I don't think it's because of the new battery before though, since I still had the old menu even with the new battery at some point).  The old menu used to be more of a GUI style, something like Figure 9 in the following link: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03467259 Now though, under HP PC Hardware Diagnostics, it doesn't look like a GUI (it's more text based), and I only have the following options: Memory Test, Hard Drive Check, Language, Exit.  I no longer see a "Components" option, and I certainly cannot access the Battery option from within Components (since the Components option is missing).  Any ideas about why this is the case?  Thank you.

A:System Diagnostics

Hi, Try installing the latest hardware diagnostics uefi package on the following link. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp76001-76500/sp76284.exe Regards, DP-K

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Im looking for a good system utility, freeware or having to buy it.

I just want something that minimizes system process's and keeps the computer running at the best performance possible. Whether by cleaning out the computer periodically or stopping certain services.

I also want to see if there is any diagnostics programs out there for hard drive, memory, and any other hardware/software i would to diagnose in the future!

For memory i use MemTest currently and I have nothing else for all other hardware/software diagnostics.

A:Any system utilities / diagnostics out there........

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Is there a diagnostic program that can tell me what is going on inside my notebook? I am used to the one that came with my MSI machine that tells you CPU/GPU temp, fan revs etc. I suspect fan in this notebook is not working or is it not fitted with a fan? Also is anyone aware if win10 update can be turned off. I have totally had it well and truly that every update totally trashes the machine each and every time the download installs. I am sick of losing my 3rd party software and my data. This laptop will go into orbit on the end of my boot if it doesn't stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have no control over when it decides to update and I can be right in the middle of things and down it goes never to restart again until factory reset.

I bought this because MSI like to play funny buggers with that machine. It has now gone back for 3 warranty repairs and now is back there again as they damaged it last time they had it and who knows when I'll see that machine again!

A:Satellite C50-C system diagnostics

Originally Posted by Ceege

Is there a diagnostic program that can tell me what is going on inside my notebook? I am used to the one that came with my MSI machine that tells you CPU/GPU temp, fan revs etc. I suspect fan in this notebook is not working or is it not fitted with a fan? Also is anyone aware if win10 update can be turned off. I have totally had it well and truly that every update totally trashes the machine each and every time the download installs. I am sick of losing my 3rd party software and my data. This laptop will go into orbit on the end of my boot if it doesn't stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have no control over when it decides to update and I can be right in the middle of things and down it goes never to restart again until factory reset.

I bought this because MSI like to play funny buggers with that machine. It has now gone back for 3 warranty repairs and now is back there again as they damaged it last time they had it and who knows when I'll see that machine again!

Try this program hwmonitor

And yes, you can turn off Windows Updates

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Bringing up a new desktop.  I want to run the BOM-based system diagnostics.  I get to the Startup Menu OK, and F1 (system info) and F10 (BIOS setup) do as expected, but F2 does nothing (just a blank screen).  What do I need to do to get the system diagnostics to run?  Or, did HP decide to delete that package? Thanks & Cheers, Bob

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Hello all,
I did a system diagnostic check on my system (Windows Vista Business SP2) and have attached the report as a zipped html file.
Could anyone please help me analyse and let me know how to go about correcting the error states in them? Thanks.

A:Windows System Diagnostics

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So last night I was using my laptop to watch a movie from my hot tub. I guess I managed to get a few drops of water on the keyboard when I went to change the volume because afterwords some of the keyboard buttons didn't work. I left it upside down with a paper towl on the keyboard and when I woke up the keyboard worked fine, but the computer asked if i wanted to do a diagnostic. I figured why not and ran it. It said yes. After the diagnostic though the computer turned off and it won't turn back on. I push the power button and all it did was flash 5 times and nothing happened. Any ideas.

A:Laptop won't turn on after system diagnostics.

Make and model of computer ?

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Hello. I would like to make an inquiry concerning system diagnostics for my computer system. I run a Windows 10 Home (Ver. 1703, OS Build 15063.483) on a ThinkPad T450s (under a 4-year warranty that'll expire on July 20 2019). I have recently run a System Diagnostics for my system and found issues regarding two storage tests (the tests being for Targeted Read Test & SMART Short Shelf Test for Storage 'device' WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5 - 931.51 GBs; the report is attached for reference). I was wondering if I should be concerned over those failed tests. I would like to know as the end results report state that my computer is 100% functional, even though it doesn't display the one storage 'device' with the two failed tests. Any help/suggestion/advice on the case would be appreciated!

Hardware-Scan-2017-07-28T00_12_47.zip ?4 KB

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After running the diagnostics i got these failures. Does anyone know what those System Memory Failures are and how to fix them? Finally, is this a big deal? I have Dell Optiplex 7010 sff i7-3770. Thanks

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System works 2001 Norton Diagnostics

On running memory test I get

Testing memory using pattern with all bits cleared...
Error detected at address 129355776
Test: Failed

Any Clue as to what this means?
I have recently installed 256 of sdram
Mark Blackmore

A:Norton Diagnostics System works 2001


Does all the RAM show at startup, or when you rightclick My Computer, and choose Properties?

It may mean that the stick that you have just added is failing. Can you check by pulling out the one you have just added, and then re-running the program?



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I've been having issues with the system running slowly. At  startup and when starting g a browser the disk is being accessed at a very high rate which slows the system  to a standstill. Often the browser is unresponsive for 20 seconds or more. I am running System Diagnostics from the startup menu. The SMART Check, Short DST and long DST all passed but the Startup Test failed. The diagnostics feature did not offer any more info about the failure or possible fixes. Does anyone know more about this test/failures/fixes? Thanks

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My hard drive failed and I've taken it out to prevent further damage to the data. I want to keep using my computer with a Linux live USB while I wait for a new drive. When I turn on the laptop, I can press escape to bring up the startup menu and F9 is listed as boot device options and F10 is listed as BIOS. If I choose any option, no matter which one, the computer opens System Diagnostics. If i press F9 or F10 during boot, I see the text pop up acknowledging the action, but still get System Diagnostics. I bought this computer new from Amazon, it has never been configured by any kind of IT department, it is simply locking me out of the BIOS and boot order for unknown reasons. I do not have anything the computer came with, so I'd need a link to an ISO if your suggestion involves a disk. Ideally, there is some inane secret combination of button pushing and holding that will either allow me to change the boot order or boot directly from USB. Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Probook 4530s will only boot into System Diagnostics. Can't ...

I'm having this SAME issue.. I put in a new hard drive because mine crashed, and it's doing the same **bleep** thing.. Have you figured it out since your post? *Please!* Let me know if you have... This is incredibly frustrating. I guess if nothing else I'm glad I'm not the only one it's happening to.....

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Boot Device error is fixable, right?  Wrong...so no matter what combination fo keys I enter when the laptop boots up - they all bring me to the System Diagnostics. I have run all of the four options given, and still end up right back there again.  I have tried F2, F10, ESC, and even tried the Hold WIN + B combination...no progress   Any new ideas?  I have WIN 7 ISO on a USB, and a CD of same on hand, but can't get the machine to boot from either device... In the end, that's what I need....I need to boot from CD or USB 

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Every time I run System Diagnostics it collects the data for 60 seconds and then I am asked do I want to open or save this file:


If I save or open it I am greeted with a blank webpage saying navigation cancelled and the System diagnostic screen still says generating report

Any thoughts on why this is happening?

A:Problems generating a report with System diagnostics

Quote: Originally Posted by frozenreads

Every time I run System Diagnostics it collects the data for 60 seconds and then I am asked do I want to open or save this file:


If I save or open it I am greeted with a blank webpage saying navigation cancelled and the System diagnostic screen still says generating report

Any thoughts on why this is happening?

Check in event viewer by typing eventvwr in search. Look in windows logs, application tab.

You are looking for critical errors (they have red in the left column) that have app hang, app crash, or anything relating to the problem.

When you find them pplease note the event ID and source code and tell us what they are.

Let us know if you need help with any of these


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Hi.I have an Elitebook 8540p and when it boots up it stalls to a black screen after the hp logo disappears. It sounds like its running but it never boots. I tried to complete the system diagnostics by pressing f2 and that screen opens but freezes up saying initializing system diagnostics.Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.Thanks.

A:Elitebook 8540p wont initialize system diagnostics

Cmccullough1 wrote:Hi.I have an Elitebook 8540p and when it boots up it stalls to a black screen after the hp logo disappears. It sounds like its running but it never boots. I tried to complete the system diagnostics by pressing f2 and that screen opens but freezes up saying initializing system diagnostics.Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.Thanks.It sounds like the hard drive is probably failing/failed causing the system to hang.    Are you able to enter the System BIOS setup screen?

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The Reliability and Performance Monitor found in Vista keeps a heap of data sets for response times, processes, configuration data, diagnostics, debug logs, registry keys and performance counters. This tool will help you diagnose windows errors, slow performance or anything else you would like it to help you track down.

1. Open the Start-Menu and search for Performance Monitor.
2. In the performance monitor there is a folder called "Data Collector Sets" found in the left open it and click "System"
3. Here you will find some default diagnostic tools to run on your vista machine, just right-click the name and click start, scroll down to the Reports folder to view your results.

You can also add your own customised monitors under the Data Collector sets folder for a more complete view of the systems performance handling, Just remember too many sets might slow your system down and vista allready runs a Reliability Monitor every hour.

This tool will point anyone in the right direction to solve issues they are having with vista or the hardware, Include the report in a support request and it can help diagnose the problem very quickly. Its proberly the most usefull feature found in vista.

A:Use Advanced System Diagnostics/Performance Reports for troubleshooting

For those of you having trouble finding it perfmon.exe at the run command

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failure id: PG8DXF-8418HJ-XD7X6J-61ADO3Product Njmber: V8T79UA#ABAWindows kept booting into recovery manager, so I did a hard drive check.BIOS V -

A:System diagnostics hard drive check failure.

Hi,Sadly to say: Most of the time the 24 char failure id indicates the HDD is failing and need to be replaced. Is it still under warranry ? If Yes, please call HP for a replacement.In the US:    http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1or HP technical support: 800-474-6836. If you live outside the US/Canada Region please click the link below to get the support number for your region.  http://welcome.hp.com/country/w1/en/contact_us.html    Regards.

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I need to change the boot order of my laptop which is running Windows 7. It is an HP/compaq laptop. I have tried pressing F2, F4 and F8 on startup. The only thing I got to was the "HP Advanced System Diagnostics".

How can I change to boot order to boot from CD? Also, can I change the boot order to boot from a USB drive?


A:How to change boot order with HP Advanced System Diagnostics

It would help if you were to post the model of this Compaq.

Try F10.

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Hello, I'm the process of trying to de-brick this EliteBook 8640p that was working just yesterday, but I decided it was time for a re-format.  I went into the BIOS settings and noticed an option called 'Safe Erase'... and I decided to perform it. After the process was complete, understandably there was no OS found. The next step (I thought) was to add bootable media (DVD-ROM or Flash Drive, I tried both) to install a new OS. After tweaking the 'Legacy Boot' settings by putting USB Flash Drive at the top, I rebooted -- and it didn't load from the removable media. I tried checking the BIOS settings again, but every time I press ESC, F9, etc. during the POST, it redirects me to 'system diagnostics', which has been extremely unhelpful since all it offers me is a few diagnostic scans (they all pass, by the way). I'm not ever able to get back to the BIOS settings. This would be day 2 of my adventure, yesterday I tried updating/reinstalling the BIOS using a Flash Drive, but the utilities provided by HP all crashed when they were about to create the BIOS update drive. I tried moving basically every .bin file I could find (there isn't a single Phoneix Bios file that I could find) onto a freshly-formatted (FAT32, 4MB block size, 2 GB capacity) Flash Drive. Booting normally with the flash drive in keeps bringing me back to the 'system diagnostics' screen, over and over again. Something quite odd happens when I try initiating the BIOS recovery routine with Win + B -- when ... Read more

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I would just like to get some opinion about disabling system restore when doing a full system scan. I've read in many anti-virus sites and microsoft that system restore should be disabled to allow the anti-virus software to scan the infected (if infected)system properly. However, another source told me that I should not disable it in an event that the system crashes I cand still revert. Which should I believe in? Any feedbaks, would greatly be appreciated. Thanks in advance

Here are the list of site I've read for system restore disabling:

-MICROSOFT = http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q263455/
-MICROSOFT = http://support.microsoft.com/kb/831829
-ABOUT.COM = http://antivirus.about.com/od/windowsbasics/a/systemrestore.htm
-SYMANTEC = http://www.symantec.com/business/theme.jsp?themeid=full-system-scan
-TREND MICRO = http://about-threats.trendmicro.com/ArchiveVulnerability.aspx?language=us&name=DISABLING/ENABLING%20SYSTEM%20RESTORE
-MCaFEE = http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/disabling-system-restore.aspx

A:Disabling Windows XP System Restore to perform a full system scan

Did you notice that the first link you posted is a Microsoft KB article for Windows ME, not Windows XP?

I would not disable System Restore to perform a scan, I would rather use a Live CD from a AV company to perform an offline scan.
Are you familiar with AV Live CDs?

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Our Gateway is crashing every now and then leaving behind an exe to CrashDumps and error seen below. What could cause this, how to fix this?

20xx-xx-xx 06:28:xx.xxxx 9876 76 Error [EventLogException] System.Diagnostics.Eventing.Reader.EventLogException: The handle is invalid
at System.Diagnostics.Eventing.Reader.EventLogException.Throw(Int32 errorCode)
at System.Diagnostics.Eventing.Reader.NativeWrapper.EvtGetEventInfo(EventLogHandle handle, EvtEventPropertyId enumType)
at System.Diagnostics.Eventing.Reader.EventLogRecord.get_ContainerLog()
at Microsoft.Tri.Gateway.Collection.Events.EventListeners.WindowsEventLogReader.HandleEvent(Object sender, EventRecordWrittenEventArgs eventRecordWrittenEventArgs)
at System.Diagnostics.Eventing.Reader.EventLogWatcher.IssueCallback(EventRecordWrittenEventArgs eventArgs)
at System.Diagnostics.Eventing.Reader.EventLogWatcher.HandleEventsRequestCompletion()
at System.Diagnostics.Eventing.Reader.EventLogWatcher.RequestEvents()
at System.Diagnostics.Eventing.Reader.EventLogWatcher.SubscribedEventsAvailableCallback(Object state, Boolean timedOut)
at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.RunInternal(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx)
at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx)
at System.Threading._ThreadPoolWaitOrTimerCallback.PerformWait... Read more

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Please somebody help me!! I have an HP Pavilion a520n and since it started to give me some problems (weird mouse - I had to change for a USB mouse instead-, freezing all the time, not responding, etc), as my last alternative I did a full system recovery using the Recovery Discs (as recommended by HP). However it didn't solve the problem. It is even worse. The USB mouse is weird too and the keyboard is not responding - it just works for a few minutes when I reboot the system but it doesn't last at all. The whole system is slow. What should I do? Thanks.

A:XP full system recovery

If you've done a complete system recovery, then you can rule out the software set up (unless it's always been this bad but it was shiny and new ) Tend to get these kind of issues with either memory / system board (i/o) errors, or heat. Can you get into the BIOS and see if you've got sensor temperature for the system board / processor. If the processor is running a bit warm, you might want to replace the heat-sink compound, or if you're not getting much air through it, may want an extra fan.

Good luck.


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Im thinking about rebooting my laptop today as its become really slow and clogged up, I have salvaged all the documents and photos etc that I want to keep and made sure i have all the software CD's to load again.

But there is one photo editing program that i use regularly of which i cannot find the CD for.. is there anyway of copying it so it will run again after i have rebooted it?

I have a Sony Vaio which has the hard drive split into 2... i have read somewhere that you can put things in the D: drive and it will not be affected by the reboot... is this true?

Thanks for any help!

A:Full system recovery help

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I am after a way to back up - I have a lot of data that requires transferring from an external hard drive and my desk top.

Is the simple drag and drop the best way?

Thank you Forum

A:How to do a back up - full system

Hello Melissa,

If it's just files and not the operating system, then drag and drop would be the most reliable method to copy them to another location as a backup.

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hp walked me through a full system restore, so my computer is back to its original form when I first bought it. I installed a graphic card a couple of years ago, visiontek. How do I know if it is still working? Also, now when I scoll or move a window around it's choppy and Im wondering if that has anything to do with it.

....Don't know how to delete a post but I figured it out. I installed ATI. Woot!

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I just bought a new Western Digital Black 3TB HDD, but my system sees it as only having 746.39 GB. (System: 2011 Dell XPS 8300, Win 7,64x). I've got several other >2TB drives connected to this PC (including one WD) and it sees their full capacity just fine. Same result whether I connect the drive via USB or plug it directly into the mobo's SATA port. My new Win 8 laptop also sees it as only 746 GB. I'm stumped. Any ideas?

A:System can't see full size of new WD 3TB HDD

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My PC is being given away and I want to wipe it clean of all trace of me (user name etc).

I tried to delete my user name using instructions given elsewhere on this site and I must have done something wrong as it hasn't fully worked and is now causing problems eg trying to do an image for backup won't complete as it is looking for the deleted user files.

I can't do system restore as the restore point I created has disappeared from the list!!

I have tried getting support from the supplier - Mesh Computers but the line is continually engaged and they have not replied to my email request for help.

I have a recovery partition on the HDD and a Backup DVD that I created when I first got the PC in 2010. This DVD does not have the system on it but I presume it will allow me to access the recovery partition?

Can anyone ell me how to sort this out please?

A:How do I do a full system re install

Is the computer a big box system (Dell, HP, etc.) or a custom built system.
If big box, what is the make and full model number?
If custom, what it the model number of the motherboard?

Is there a Users Guide or Users Manual on the computer? If so, it should tell you how to start the recovery process. Usually you can get to it from a selection off the Start menu or by pressing a Fn key during boot.

Edit: I see Mesh is the manufacturer. Need the full model number please.

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ok so my brother was given a HP compaq presario laptop with windows vista. it has many, many problems and he doesn't trust computer shops so he asked me to help. i cant do much with it as of now. the internet does not work and his computer states that he has malware. here is a list of some of his programs:

Avast antivirus
Cisco systems VPN client
microsoft office 07
microsoft works
and then some standard installs
can anyone help?

A:Solved: need full system help

Try holding down F11 when the machine starts (it may take a few tries to get it right). If it works, the machine will boot from its recovery partition and restore the machine to the way it was when new.

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Hi All

I am new to this form and hope this is the right place to get help.
My C: dreive is a 128GB SSD which devided into 70 and 50 GB logical drives.
Windows and all programs are installed on 70GB, the 50GB drive is free.
All programs are about 11GB, Win7 ultimate 64 is about 17GB so all together it should not exceed 30GB. Suddenly I found on one day that my user folder became 25GB without any reason. When looking into it and calculated all subfolders it even did not come to 1GB.
So the C drive is almost full and I have no idea for the reason.
Can anyone help?



A:System drive is full. why?

I use Tree Size Free to determine what is stored on my hard drives.


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Can someone plz walk me through or explain to me how to do a Full system restore to factory settings? I went to system restore and it only let's me restore up to a certain point, but I want to do a FULL restore and can't seem to figure out how, I tried pressing the f10 and f8 keys after reboot to get to the restore option but I never get it, i do get some xp recovery console window, any help is appreciated, thanks.

A:Full System Restore on XP

"Reinstall" or "system restore"? This is how you do a system restore in XP...

START > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore > select "restore my computer to an earlier time"

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I am trying to do a full system restore and i ordered two cd's from HP. one is application and driver recovery DVD and 2nd is operating system cd. i installed the application and driver recovery DVD and nothing changed. than i tried the 2nd one and i could not get anywhere with that one. am i suppose to use both, and which one first or just one. please help i have been trying for about 5 hours now.

A:full system restore

Hello garciacag

Use the operating system CD first.

Configure your PC to boot from CD if it isn't already set up that way. You may need to enter the BIOS to configure the PC to boot from the CD.
Set the boot order to
Floppy (if present)
Hard Disk

Start your PC with the operating system CD in the drive. When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD..." prompt, do so and let the CD-based boot process begin.

After XP is installed and you are at the desktop, then use the Applications and Drivers CD. Install the drives first.


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This is xp windows home edition on a dell dim. 2004. Now this computer had some major problems. I fixed that. But it won't let you do any updates, get on messenger or in email. So I decided to restore to factory, the way it came and it will not do that either. I have been trying to get this computer to work right for 2 weeks and am at my wits end. Also the security icon and firewall icon is missing. Tried dell support and they just don't know crap. Please help here.

A:Cannot do a full system restore

i am missing (Windows root)\system32\ntoskrnl.exe file. Where can I get it and how do I install it. There are no cds with this computer or back up disks.

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Trying to completely restore my computer but it wont let me go back past a certain restore point that is yesterday. I need to completely wipe it. Any suggestions on how i can go about it to get past those restore points?

A:Cant do a FULL system restore

Also, i am running Windows 7 Ultimate. I dont need anything off this computer since it is my gaming comp. And I have everything that i need to put back on it once I can get it completely restored. Just having that problem of getting past the system restore points.

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I wanna start my computer all over. I've backed up my necessary files and all so I'm ready to delete everything from my computer and start clear.

A:How to do a full system recovery?

Do you have a Windows 7 disk?
Is the system a laptop?
Does system have an optical drive?
What is wrong with the system...and what makes you think that a clean install is going to improve that?

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Windows XP 2002, service pak 3:
I finally bought an external drive--Seagate 500GB FreeAgent Desk. I want to do full system backups from time to time as well as incremental backups of data files. I do not know which is the best software to use:
1. Seagate software -- DiscWizard?
2. Windows backup and restore: Seagate Help says: The Microsoft backup utility available in Windows XP and Vista. For more information on copy-and-paste, Drag-and-drop and the Microsoft Backup utility you can refer to the Microsoft Support article on the topic.
Seagate does not provide support for the Microsoft backup utility.

**** Does this disclaimer just mean that I can't call Seagate for help or that I just flat out can't do it to a Seagate disc?
3. The Lenovo ThankVantage backup and restore that came installed on my Thinkpad.

My assumption was the SeaGate external drive would just act as another disk and I can point any backup, restore utility to it, but the disclaimer by Seagate makes me wonder.

Thank you very much for any help you can give me. I really need to start backing up.

A:Best way to do full system backup?

For the "full system" backup I would use the Seagate software. I haven't used it myself but I've heard it's okay.

Windows backup will work on your Seagate drive. It's just that you can't call Seagate for help.

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I'm out of room on the system drive. In searching for the culprit the only thing unusual I can find is 2+ gigs in something called "Files". Tried reducing the setting for System Restore, but at max in only called for abour 1,500 mgs.


A:System drive full.

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I had no problems with Norton antivirus 2005, which I updated last year. When it was about to expire, I purchased the 2007 edition and installed it on my Dell Dimension desktop with Windows XP. Everything installed well except that I cannot run a full system scan on the computer. It would stop after about 3000 files and say that symantec encountered an error and had to close. I worked with symantec technicians over the phone and we determined that it had trouble scanning compressed files and that problem was fixed. It now scans up to about 60,000 files and then stops on a file windows\default.pif, sometimes with xewro or nyeln after it. After a while, it says symantec encountered a problem and had to close. What is the default.pif file and does anyone know how I might correct this problem so a full system scan can be done? The antivirus program is for multiple computers and I have had no problem on the other computers. Thanks for any help with this.

A:can't run full system scan

Welcome to TSG....

It is possible that you might be infected and the infection is prohibiting Symantec's software from performing properly.

To download HJTsetup.exe from SpyKiller To Download HijackThis go to the following at the File Repository
Click on the button for Download to the right of HijackThis Self Installer:


Save the file to your desktop.
Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\HijackThis.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialog boxes until you get to the Select Additional Tasks dialog.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialog box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
At the top of the Notepad HJT log screen, hit Edit then Select All then click Edit and then click Copy doing that copies the text to the clipboard, you won't see it yet....
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply. DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
A security expert with a gold shield to the right of their name should take a look at your log - please be patient.

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When I installed W7 I created a 15GB partition for it. All my apps and data files are installed in other partitions (e.g., D:\Apps for programs). Pagefile.sys is also on D:, as is the TEMP folder.

Recently I discovered that the C:\Windows folder has swollen to nearly the whole partition -- just 300MB free space, even after Disk Cleanup and CCleaner. W7 seems to be still working fine.

I've read that the Winsxs folder is known to grow -- mine is 6.5GB.

Is this cause for concern? If so, what's the solution?

A:System partition full!

Hi kaborka

Have a look at the thread here

hope this helps

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I have had my laptop for about 4 years with no problems (HP Pavillion dv4000). When I turned it on this morning, it gave my a logon screen that I have never seen before. It automatically input "HP Customer" as my user name (not my usual user name). I was able to log in, but then a blue screen came up and --- nada. I couldn't even log off/exit, so I just had to disconnect all power. I tried it again --- same thing.

I tried logging in on Safe Mode, and the same thing happened.

I tried the "restore to the last known good configuration" option, and the same thing occurs.

I have used Knoppix to get all my necessary files in case I have to do a full system restore.

Can you suggest anything, or is a full system restore my only option?



P.S. I looked in my HP Manual, and it states that the computer came with a Recovery CD, and other discs. I've never had a problem with my computer, so this is the first time I've had to actually look for the discs, and I discover that I don't have them. Others have told me that you have to buy the disc from the manufacturer, but it seems really misleading for the Manual to explicitly state that the disc came with the computer.

A:Do I need to do a full system restore?


Originally Posted by GDG712

P.S. I looked in my HP Manual, and it states that the computer came with a Recovery CD, and other discs. I've never had a problem with my computer, so this is the first time I've had to actually look for the discs, and I discover that I don't have them. Others have told me that you have to buy the disc from the manufacturer, but it seems really misleading for the Manual to explicitly state that the disc came with the computer.

You aren't certain it didn't come with the disks, are you ? Many people lose them, or put them somewhere and forget where they are. I deal with this all the time, and EVERYONE goes through the "finding the Recovery Disks ritual". Some fail the ritual, and have to buy the disks.

It's also possible that your recovery software came installed on the HD as a hidden partition, accessible by special keystroke at BIOS. Can you see more than one partition via Knoppix ?

Post the full and exact text of the BSOD. Not all are the same, and some are repairable.

Do you have/can you get any kind of an XP Installation disk ?
Do you have/can you get a Hiren's boot CD ?

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Alright well pretty much I can't do a full system restore.
The reason why I need to do one is that my whole hard drive got completely erased along with the operating system. My computer (HP Pavillion a1230n) didn't come with an Operating System disc, so I had to use the disc that came with our Dell Dimension 4550. So right now my computer is running Windows XP Service Pack 1.
I cannot update my computer because theres a compatibility issue with my wireless adapter and Windows Service Pack 1, so I can't get any updates from Microsoft Updates.
I do know that when I got my computer there was a seperate hard drive that had all the system restore information on it (programs, files, etc). But it doesnt appear anymore, and no matter what I try I cannot do a full system restore.
If anyone had any ideas on getting Service Pack 2 on my computer or running a full system restore so that I can get all the programs that my computer came with back please reply. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:cant do full system restore

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I did the Full System Recovery thing as my computer was getting slower and slower and locking up quite often! The instructions said it would take me back to the factory settings, just like it was when I purchased it! I went through the process and now it won't boot up, it says windows has not loaded and tells me to restart the computer--it gets in a loop and tells me the same thing over and over! Is there an easy fix?

A:Full System Recovery

Try and boot the computer again, and then do the reset. If you cannot

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

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

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

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

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

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