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Optiplex 990 with A20 BIOS - No UEFI "Onboard NIC" boot option for PXE Booting

Q: Optiplex 990 with A20 BIOS - No UEFI "Onboard NIC" boot option for PXE Booting

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


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Preferred Solution: Optiplex 990 with A20 BIOS - No UEFI "Onboard NIC" boot option for PXE Booting

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I have a Optiplex 990 SFF. Recently updated BIOS to A15 and I wanted to install Windows 8.1 x64 with the UEFI BIOS (Supposedly it boots very fast like that). 
Anyhow, I partitioned all drives as GPT, yada yada and it was all set up and running Windows 8.1 on UEFI with all drivers installed.

The thing I noticed was that Booting Windows 7 on legacy BIOS was so much faster. I have an SSD too but I am not sure why it is doing this. If I am not mistaken, UEFI boot means it will boot with the Dell logo showing and the spinning circle right? It doesn't show that, it shows a dell progress bar then boots into windows with the windows spinning circles. 

A:Optiplex 990 UEFI Boot "problem"

The 990 doesn't have UEFI Secure Boot.
It has Class 1 CSM Bios.
This is not and will never be a feature of the 990.
GPT partitions are standard now.
MBR Partitions / FAT32 are not allowed in windows 7 and up.
They Must be NTFS and they have a MSR.  You don't see the first 2 parts in disk management.

Your hard drive partition style must be set up to support either UEFI mode or legacy BIOS-compatibility mode.  Since there is no UEFI in a 990 they are Legacy GPT partitions without secure boot.

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I am receiving the PXE-E53 error when PXE booting an Optiplex 9020, and the error does not occur when PXE booting an Optiplex 780 using the same network cable. The BIOS is at A12. Any idea why this error is happening?

A:"PXE-E53: No boot filename received" error when PXE booting an Optiplex 9020

Hi ScotofMKE,
Make sure that the "boot filename" option is present on your DHCP or BOOTP server, and that its value is set to the filename of the boot loader.
When using Microsoft DHCP server, add option 067 (Bootfile Name) to your scope. When using a Unix/Linux based (ISC) DHCP server, use the "filename" parameter for this purpose.
In the context of the BootManage Administrator, the boot loader filename is "pxboot" for PXE clients and "bpboot" for TCP/IP BOOT-PROM clients. So, if you have exclusively PXE clients, set the boot filename option to the value "pxboot". If you have exclusively TCP/IP BOOT-PROM clients, set the boot filename option to the value "bpboot". In a mixed PXE and TCP/IP BOOT-PROM client environment, you must configure your DHCP or BOOTP server so that it provides the PXE clients with the "pxboot" boot loader, and the TCP/IP BOOT-PROM clients with the "bpboot" boot loader.

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Yesterday, after many, many problems with my computer, I finally decided to reinstall Windows 8.1 Pro onto my ASUS X200CA netbook. However, after backing up and reinstalling the OS, I found that when I tried to disable "Launch CSM" in my BIOS, all of my boot options would disappear and my laptop would continually boot into my BIOS. When I re-enabled "Launch CSM", the boot options would reappear - however, it had not included the "Option #1 - Windows Boot Manager" that I had seen in my other installation.

Please help,
Thank you in advance,

A:Cannot find "Windows Boot Manager" in UEFI BIOS

If you have an OEM PC that came with Windows 8 preinstalled and if you want to install Windows 8 (core/Pro) 64-bit, you don't need to change the default UEFI firmware (BIOS) settings.

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

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

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

Thank youin advance for considering my problem

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I cannot seem to access the bios at all with windows 8.1 and my gtx 780 ti. When I connect the hdmi to my gtx 670, I can see the bios screen and can change the config but with the hdmi in my 780 ti I get a black screen until the dual boot windows selection. I've disable fast boot and have no idea what else to do.

A:No "uefi firmware settings" option on asrock z77 extreme 4

My guess is its defaulted back to another output on that card. I have three monitors on my GT 640. My BIOS splash screen and the Windows splash screen display on one monitor (DVI), and the Windows logon screen etc display on my main monitor (HDMI). It does the same thing whether I set Windows to single monitor or extend. I haven't tried it with just the HDMI monitor plugged in by itself though. Normally they should all go to the one monitor that's plugged in. If I get a chance latter on I'll unplug my two DVI monitors and see what happens. There is no guaranty that it will do what yours is doing but it will be interesting to see what happens just for future reference for me.

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

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

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

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

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

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interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time.
Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I am having problems with direct booting into Windows 8 installed into a VHDX file.
This is a four-partition UEFI boot on a GPT drive. EFI files are residing on a second partition of disk 0 (the ESP partition) in the EFI folder. The boot virtual disk is residing on the fourth partition of that disk 0.
When I turn on the PC, it shows black screen after the BIOS POST screen. No Windows 8 boot menu, no other information is displayed. However, if I press Shift+F12 (or F12) to start Dell BIOS Boot Menu and choose Windows Boot Manager from the UEFI part of
the boot menu, Windows 8 starts to boot without difficulties.
How do I make Windows to boot automatically without having to select Windows Boot Manager in DELL BIOS boot menu?
I believe I messed up with boot sector somehow... What needs to be fixed provided that Windows 8 will boot into VHDX file?
Thank you.

Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...

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I have a Dell OptiPlex GX110 that produces the message "F1 to retry, F2 to Enter Setup" every few boots intermittently. I looked up a few websites and they said that the BIOS battery may have died.

I replaced the battery CR2032 with a new battery and thought that all was going well until on about the tenth boot (a cold boot), the dreaded "F1 to retry, F2 to Enter Setup" message came up again.

I've ruled out the battery so what am I looked at replacing the BIOS chip or the board or what. I only have BIOS version A05, will upgrading to A09 help - I dont see how it should.
There have been no hardware changes at all by the way.


A:Dell OptiPlex GX110 "F1 to retry, F2 to Enter Setup" after new BIOS battery install.

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I don't have the option in windows to boot back into the UEFI setup. In my motherboard bios setup there is an option which allows for the selection of UEFI, Legacy and UEFI or Legacy, When I change this to UEFI my pc wont' boot and the error message is that no UEFI partition was found.

I think it may have been deleted when I installed Windows 8.1 initially because i had to convert from MBR to GPT. Or so i read on one of the forums.

Is it possible to restore my UEFI partition so that I can use windows to enter the bios setup. I've had the boot on ultra fast and it took me a week to get into the bios without using the delete key. I had to use Gigabyte utilities which include drivers that crash windows. So i want to remove them again ASAP.

Any help appreciated.

A:UEFI option instead of Bios boot

Well to get back into UEFI mode you will have to reinstall in UEFI mode there is no other way, Sounds like some how your OS got converted to MBR so It may not boot either MBR or UEFI but you can't convert back to UEFI you have to Reinstall. If you have data on that disk you need to recover you can pull the drive and hook it up USB to another computer and recover your Data.

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


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

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


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I have an asus m5a99fx mobo with windows 7 64 bit (retail version) installed in bios mode. Is there any way I can change the mode to UEFI without reinstalling windows?

A:Going from "bios mode" to "UEFI mode" with windows7

No. You will have to reinstall Windows. Unless you have a very specific need to use UEFI, leave it as it is. There are no real advantages in changing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This problem is simly driving me crazy.

here is the problem as direct as possible...

I have an Asus K8V mobo(standard)

On this board there is 2 controller that can use the SATA interface.

One is branded VIA and work flawesly and the other one is from Promise. (376 here)

I do have many hard disks and they all have the 1,5 GB/s jumper on, they all work perfectly on the Via controller...

But i have more then 2 sata device wich mean i need to run the promise controller in IDE mode.. or whatever its called (none-raid)

1 DVD burner sata, 1 HDD sata are on the Via controller. (what ever is plugged there work)

I now need to use the Promise controller in IDE MODE but there is no way i can do this since i dont have the option "operating mode : ide mode" in my advenced option from the bios...

It looks like i'm lock in raid mode. Sometime i just wish RAID never existed in the PC world.

I'm really about to give up on that since i must have wasted a considerable amount of time on that..

I do have the bios 1007 , v.2.54 from asus My Promise chip is identified as PDC203376.

Pls dont tell me i need driver in windows cause i know i need, and since im under winxp64 it might not work at all in the end but i'm not there yet since i dont even see the HDD in my BOOT DEVICE PREORITY list form the bios..

Thks, hope you guys have some clues for me, i'm starting to wonder if downgrading the bios, or if the K8v none deluxe is the problem.

See ya,

Best wis... Read more

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Hey all,

Brand new to the forums and relatively new to Windows 7. I was trying to enable an option my motherboard came with to allow the use of the onboard (ATI radeon 3000) and external (ATI Radeon HD5670) graphics so I could run two displays, one off of each card. I could run two off the 5670 but I like to game and have other things open and felt it would be less stressful on my gaming card to just run one off the onboard for internet and instant messaging. I set the onboard to UMA and I allowed 64MB of dedicated memory. I also enabled Surround View and set the display options so that GFX0 was primary and IGFX was secondary. Everything booted up fine with the exception of the displays switching what was shown at the log in screen. Which I fixed via the ATI tool. For some reason I felt the need to restart my PC. Upon doing so it crashed after the splash screen. If I leave all settings the way they are and disable Surround View everything boots as normal. For some reason the initial boot after enabling Surround View works fine, the next restart however causes the crash. I ran the repair tool and it came back with the following:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 48
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 1
Problem Signature 07:0x50
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

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A:BIOS option "Surround View" crashes on startup

So I booted up my PC just a few minutes ago and a message popped up after I logged in which stated "Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown" and gave the following info:

Problem Signature:
Problem Even Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

BCCode: 50
BCP1: FFFFF8A000B8B483
BCP2: 0000000000000000
BCP3: FFFFF88004A04547
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7300
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

It also referenced a dump file that I can't seem to open using dumpchk in the command prompt. It keeps coming back with "dumpchk [-y <sympath>] <dumpfile>" when I try select the dump file from its directory.

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Apologies if this is in the wrong section but seemed like the best place to ask!
Yesterday I unsuccessfully tried to install Linux Mint 18.1 and then 17.3 alongside Windows 10, both attempts failing for different reasons (the former because it couldn't detect my SSD, the latter because it couldn't detect Windows 10!).
I initially had some success with 18.1 but it messed up my audio drives in Windows so I had to removed it (deleting partitions).
Oddly I have noticed now that the Boot Sequence in my UEFI (F2)  changed. Before, it gave me the Windows Boot Manager as the first option, and a second option called "WINDOWSINS"; but both were now missing and replaced with the SSD drive (which still booted into Windows fine).
I managed to Restore Windows Boot Manager by goign through the 'add boot option' (it was kept in EFI file), but I can not find WINDOWSINS anywhere.
What is WINDOWSINS and how do I restore it?!

A:"WINDOWSINS" disappeared from Boot Loader Sequence in UEFI

Hi che_don_john,Thanks for posting.Here is some information you may find helpful:http://dell.to/2sPodz9

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Let me first address a few things:

- I have read extensively on this topic, using guides such as this to determine whether or not I have bootable media for UEFI, which I do.

- I have both an original, unused Windows 7 Pro w/ SP1 x64 install DVD, connected through the USB 2.0 external DVD burner that was provided by the computer manufacturer, as well as a 4gb USB 2.0 stick that I created using Rufus (the settings are all correct and specified for UEFI/GPT/FAT32 and all that) and slipstreamed with Intel's USB 3.0 drivers for Windows 7 x64. Both devices boot and give me the same result: the freeze at "Starting Windows," where the dots start moving around momentarily before freezing in place.

- Booting the DVD in Safe Mode still gives me a freeze. The last "Loaded:" item in the list is disk.sys.

- I've seen it mentioned that some NVIDIA cards have had issues with UEFI and/or Windows 7 booting/installation, so I tried switching off the "switchable graphics" option in my bios so that my system would run using the integrated Intel graphics (which I would assume it had been doing anyway). Still the same result either way.

- I am not dual-booting, nor do I have any desire to use legacy bios if it's going to stick me in an infinite boot loop like the last time I tried that. My laptop, a Lenovo Y700-15ISK, has no option to use any "UEFI + Compatibility" option--I am only given the choice between one or the other.

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A:Win7x64 UEFI-boot install hangs at "Starting Windows" on Skylake

Quote: Originally Posted by Jawn

Enabled: "When load default values, will load pure UEFI mode default values. Win8 and later OS support pure UEFI mode"
Disabled: "When load default values, will load legacy support mode default values."

Windows 7 does not support pure UEFI mode.

Quote: Originally Posted by Jawn

My laptop, a Lenovo Y700-15ISK


Y700 15ISK - How to install windows 7 64bit?

Probably too late, but this helped me... https://downloadcenter.intel.com/dow...reator-Utility make usb installation of windows and run this program... in bios boot set legacy... that?s all and easy.

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I am interested in buying a Plextor PCIe SSD M6e(A) Black for a performance upgrade.
Plextor SSD Storage Solutions | Products | M6e(A) Black Edition

I emailed Plextor support with a system compatibility question & they replied within 20 minutes.

He stated: "Check your boards bios to see if it has CSM and that it is enabled
because you will need this feature enabled to boot from a PCIe drive."

I have a ECS A890GXM-A v2.0 mobo. details at:
ECS > A890GXM-A (V2.0)

and it does have a PCIe x4 slot (Gen2, PCI v2.0 compliant) but does not have a UEFI BIOS nor can I find any reference to Compatibility Support Module (CSM). Does this mean I cannot use a SSD with a PCIe connection or are there work-arounds, hotfix's, etc. to make this work? I have read that Windows 7 is a little finicky when it comes to SSD PCIe connections/drivers and such. Thanks!

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Hi, I just bought a Dell XPS 8500 a few months ago and recently wanted to do a clean install of Windows 8.  I have two Windows 8 USB drives.  One is a Windows 8 Pro that I bought and the other is a Windows 8 standard that came from Dell.

I only have one MSATA SSD drive installed in the machine.

When I try to do a clean install, all the steps works fine.  It proceeds fine to the last step where it copies all the files.  Then, it will give me a 10 second count down timer and restart the machine.  After the restart, I get the following error message:

The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error.  Windows installation cannot proceed.  To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation.
When I click OK, the computer restarts itself and I get the same error message again.  It's like an infinite boot loop.  I have also tried the following:

Install Windows 8 Pro upgrade USB drive, same results
Install Windows 8 standard Dell USB drive, same results
Install Windows 8 standard Dell DVD ROM drive, same results

I've also tried all of the steps above with a 300gb SATA HDD that I have.  Unfortunately, same results.  I've also completely powered down the system and waited about 20 seconds.  When it starts up, it gives me the same error message again.

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A:Dell XPS 8500 Windows 8 UEFI Installation Boot Loop "The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error."

Hi funkmasterta,
I will suggest you to check the BIOS settings provided below to see if you have similar settings. If not you may try these settings and then install the operating system.

Go to the BIOS screen by pressing F2 at the Dell logo 4-5 times.
Navigate to ‘Advanced Tab’ and select ‘Onboard Device Configuration’.
Set ‘SATA Mode’ to ‘AHCI’.
Navigate to ‘Boot’ tab and set ‘Secure Boot’ to ‘Enable’ and ‘Load Legacy OPROM’ to ‘Disable’.
Boot Mode should be set to ‘UEFI’.
Save the settings and Exit from the BIOS.

Once the system restarts, Go to the ‘One Time Boot Menu’ by pressing F12 at the Dell logo 6-7 times.
Select the boot device under UEFI to boot.
Keep me posted with the results. I will be glad to assist you further.

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I am on a Windows 7 Professional SP1 system, running IE 11 (11.0.9600.19230C0, update version 11.0.101 (4483187).

When I have Internet explorer opened in "kiosk mode" on one monitor and I open a hyperlink from the other monitor it will open the link in a new IE window (non-full screen) .    If I do the same test with IE not in "kiosk mode"
the hyper link will open in the open window/tab. 

I have Internet Options -- Tab settings "Open links from other programs in"  set to "the current tab or window".  

Any ideas would be appreciated.
Thanks - Tim Reisner

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

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

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

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The "Idle-time Full System Scan" in Norton 360 v4 is bogging down my computer constantly, and there is no option to turn it off in "Automatic Tasks".

I contacted Norton and (after several attempts to find someone at Norton who could understand what I just said above and getting "hung-up" on over Norton chat. Inexcusable!!!) I was able to get a hold of a technician who told me that Norton intentionally removed this option "for security reasons, because they didn't want people turning it off".

The problem is, people will then be forced to turn it off by turning off ALL scheduled tasks (under "Settings/Scheduling/Schedule:Manual Schedule") and that is an even worse security problem than the relatively small one that would be created by turning off idle-time full system scanning.

Once the system has completed a full system scan, all files are on-access scanned anyway, so running a full system scan every 3-4 days is rather silly and extremely annoying--especially, because it will continue to try to run every time the system is idle if you cancel it.

A warning urging the user to not turn off idle-time full system scans without fully understanding the risks, and after explaining the risks, would be VERY preferable. Or at least the option to run the full system scans when the system is idle on a certain day of the month/week! The schedule for idle-time full system scans really needs to be separate from other tasks. In fact, t... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

bootrec/ fixmbr
bootrec/ fixboot

remove the disk and reboot. You should be fine.

Bootmgr is missing - Fix

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I installed a Samsung hard drive using the same discwizard utility I used to install my seagate drive and now after turning the PC on I get this "Seagate Ontrack,,, boot from floppy or CD" blue box just before the Windows XP is starting screen. Even though it disappears after a few seconds, it is anoying and I still have my bios to allow me to boot from a different location. How can I remove this blue box?

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

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

Hello Robert, and welcome to Ten Forums.

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

Windows 10 - Clean Install

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I set my PC up as dual boot, with XP on the C drive and 98 on the D (or is it E) drive. But when I boot under 98, during the boot process I get two options:
- Windows XP Setup
- Microsoft Windows (which is Windows 98)

Of course the cursor by default lands on Windows XP Setup, so if I do nothing that launches automatically and I have to quit, restart, etc.

I figure I must have installed this when I was initially setting up XP. Is there some way to get rid of it? I no longer need to "set up" XP, and want it to just boot into 98 by default when I select that drive as my boot drive.

Thanks - and great to find this forum. I'm a knowledgeable Mac guy but pretty uneducated when it comes to the PC.

- Bob

A:Removing "Windows XP Setup" option that appears at boot

Just to clarify a little - these options appear during the boot process (i.e. in white on a black screen). Can I safely uninstall this "Windows XP Setup" option, and if so, how should I do it?


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After browsing through many of the threads here I have decided to post my own as I am unable to come to any conclusions.

MSI, Pentium 4 1.9GHz, 2x60 GB HD (Maxtor ???), 2x256MD DDR-266

It won´t boot at all - none of the F8 boot options work, which I have tried several times after recieving the following error:

Dialog Box Heading: WINLOGON.EXE - Bad Image
Message (not exactly): c:\windows\WnSxS\xxxxxxxxxWindows.Common.Controlsxxxxxxxxxxxx - bad image

I have used the Recovery Console to browse around a bit to see if I can trace what happened, find suspisious files, looking at *.log files etc. Nothing.

All attempts to boot (all boot options) result in the same situation: the regular WinXP load screen appears, then it turns black, mouse appears and there I sit waiting for the login screen. I am still able to move mouse, but no other actions have any effect.

I have had the machine for 2 years and never had any serious issues and I have kept drivers and Xp updated (except I haven´t installed SP2 yet).

Thanks for anything that might help.

PS! Reinstall is not an option (yet)


A:XP Black Screen - no boot option work after error: "WINLOGON.EXE - Bad Image"

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In earlier versions of Windows it was possible to display the name of each driver when booting by enabling the "OS Boot Information" option (also known as the /sos switch on versions of Windows which used boot.ini).
On Windows 8, this option still exists, but enabling it does not have any effect: the booting still displays the Windows 8 logo and spinning circle, even with this option enabled.  Is there any way to work around this?

A:"OS Boot Information" (/sos) option in Windows 8 has no effect

change the bootmangaer to the old one:

bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy

Now try to add the SOS flag.
"A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

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This option is always unchecked upon restart or boot up. I don't know why. I would like for it to connect automatically upon start up.

Does anyone know how to fix this? Thanks in advance.

A:"Connect Automatically" option is always unchecked every boot up.

I think your answer is right in front of you, right in that dialog window you posted.
It says
"Dialing attempts 1."
"Unable to establish a connection"
So it can't connect Auto when it can't make a connection and that box get Unchecked.

In the settings area you may be able to increase the number of attempts it make before it gives up.

It's been so long since I used a Dialup connection I forget.

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few weeks ago I deleted macrium and replaced with pc's own backup option

A:how do i remove "macrium" option from boot screen?

A quick diagram for you:

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I am running Windows 10 Professional 64 bit. Whenever I set the option "Turn off the display" to "Never", it reverts back to the default "15 minutes". This is under the "High Performance" profile. I have never, since Windows 3.11, ever had a setting change itself back. I have tried to change it and restart. It will either revert upon restart or shortly after. It will revert back even if I do not restart.

A:Power Option for "Turning off display" remains at "15 minutes"

That sounds like my problem - I leave the computer for an hour and it is shut down (I think sleep mode). I just need to hit the power button and it comes on to where it was when I left - but 2 of my USB devices are lost so I have to restart the computer anyway.

I changed all the power settings to NEVER. But his doesn't seem to make any difference......

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Hey everyone,
        I am trying to get the REST queries to work with the sharepoint end points instead of graph end points. I first created an app with relevant permissions and have given it the admin consent. Then I am hitting the https://login.microsoftonline.com/<tenant>.onmicrosoft.com/oauth2/token?Content-Type=application/x-www-form-urlencoded end
point with https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com as resource. I am then using the access token retrieved to give the rest call to https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com/_api/v2.0/drives/b!3indYSbqZ0-hVSPnCgIZy-2xDMh7jH9AuQnEzJMc6TEfQoSJvJT-R6tT0lFBQiPr/root/delta
but it is failing with "error":{"code":"generalException","message":"General exception while processing"}}. The REST response code is 401 Unauthorized. I have filed a Microsoft support ticket but they
have asked me to post on these forms. Can someone please help me with this? I am not able to move forward because the error is pretty generic and doesn't give any additional details.
Sai Kiran Katuri.

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Good Morning,

I would like to introduce myself. I am new to the forum. Should I address an issue inappropriately, kindly alert me.

Most recently, I have experienced multiple PC issues. Recently, I performed a System Recovery and encountered the following ?

1. Cannot perform a SYSTEM RESTORE. The message is: ?Restoration Incomplete. Your computer cannot be restored."

2. When I booted up this morning, and DID NOT HAVE A DESKTOP.
The screen was blank ? no Icons.

3. The items below are APPEARING IN MY TEMP FOLDER, and are located at: C:\DOCUME~1\COMPAQ~1\LOCALS~1\Temp:

........a. 415303181927525125.tmp
......... plus similar numbers.

........b. IswTmp
........c. msohtmlclip1
........d. msohtmlclip

I delete the above items through safe mode but they re-appear.
** I am MOST CONCERNED ABOUT Items 1 & 2.


? (DESKTOP PC) Windows XP
? (SP3) HP Compaq Presario 061 - Media Center Edition,
? AMD Athlon (m) 64 Processor / (X 86-Based PC - 32-bit package)
? Version 5.1 / 2600 Build Processor

** If someone would give me some feedback, I would appreciate it tremendously.

Kind regards,

A:NO DESKTOP after booting up … & SYSTEM RESTORE "Incomplete" … & "Strange" Temp Files

Usually when the machine has a "blank" desktop, the boot/startup process has been interupted or is frozen to before Explorer is launched.

You can launch Explorer manually be navigating C:\Windows and double-clicking "Explorer".

If successful, do the following:

Start>Run>(type) "msconfig" and turn off all non-MS services and all startups.

Then, Start>Run>(type) "cmd", and at the command prompt type "chkdsk /f" and schedule a chkdsk to run on next reboot.

Reboot system and report results.

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I recently had my computer crash due to a TROJAN virus and at that time I had Windows XP service pack 3 which my computer man installed for me. After being infected I had to completely reinstall EVERY thing on my computer taking my computer back down to Service Pack 1 the only operating disks I had. Now when I do a Disk Clean Up, it doesn't have the option to "Compress Old Files." Can some one please tell me why this option is not there and how I could go about fixing this. Thank you.

A:"COMPRESS OLD FILES" not and option in my "Disk Clean Up"

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Hi all,

So I'm kind of stuck.. I currently have the problem where I am in an endless cycle of "loading files" -> "Windows Boot Manager" (see: How To Boot Into Safe Mode On Windows 8 (The Easy Way)).
I have tried to load all of the options -- and none successfully load.
I also end up at a OneKey Recovery as well.. unfortunately, the laptop does not have initial backup or user backup images.
I have a Windows 8 CD for repairing purposes.. however, I cannot load the BIOS/UEFI to change the boot order to load the optical drives first. I have also tried to remove the CMOS battery to fix it.. did not work. .
Also - Windows Boot Manager:
Windows Setup [EMS Enabled] -- does not load properly (leads to OneKey Recovery) Safe Mode (does not load properly) Safe Mode with Networking (does not load properly) Safe Mode with Command Prompt (doesn't load - tries to boot and load all files onto partition that is too small.. can't change partition?)
Enable Boot Logging Enable Low-Resolution Video Debugging MOde Disable automatic restart on system failure Disable Driver Signature Enforcement Display Early Launch Anti-Malware Driver
Start Windows Normally
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Hi! I just burned a copy of the Windows 8 Developer Preview onto a DVD. I have created a partition for the new OS (because I don't want to install over Windows 7).

When Windows 7 is running and I pop in the DVD, the computer directly recognizes it as a runnable program. I'm also able to install Windows 8 when Windows is running.

But because I want to install it to another partition I need to boot from the DVD. But I can't. First it just ignores the DVD, and boots right into Windows 7. So I tried to force boot via BIOS. Then it just said "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected". Can someone please help me?
I have an ASUS N82J laptop, 4GB RAM, Nvidia GT335M, i3-350M processor, 500GB HDD.

Thank you in advance

A:Booting from DVD issue, "Reboot and select proper boot device".

im thinking it ignores the disc because the order you have for booting 7 is from hardrive first, if you press f1 or f8 or one of the f buttons at the black screen before 7 loads you will get the order of which to boot from first ,select disc and it should load the install screens .

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I haven't been on my computer for a week, I was away from home and once I turned it on i get some message saying, Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key.

This happens every time I turn on the PC. I don't get to the Windows login screen or anything.
I have an AMD Motherboard, Raedon HD Graphic Card and run Windows 7 Ultimate.

Help, please?

A:Booting Issue: "Reboot and Select proper Boot device"

Please someone!

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Hi! I just burned a copy of the Windows 8 Developer Preview onto a DVD. I have created a partition for the new OS (because I don't want to install over Windows 7).

When Windows 7 is running and I pop in the DVD, the computer directly recognizes it as a runnable program. I'm also able to install Windows 8 when Windows is running.

But because I want to install it to another partition I need to boot from the DVD. But I can't. First it just ignores the DVD, and boots right into Windows 7. So I tried to force boot via BIOS. Then it just said "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected". Can someone please help me?

I have an ASUS N82J laptop, 4GB RAM, Nvidia GT335M, i3-350M processor, 500GB HDD.

Thank you in advance

A:Booting from DVD issue, "Reboot and select proper boot device".

It would probably be better for you to post this on the new windows 8 forum.
Windows 8 Forums

I am using 8 myself but have yet to properly verse myself on it.
You are sure to find people with more on hand experience on the new forum

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after the boot screen

i got this message
after that it continue normally
but usually i didn't get that

i have no idea what's the problem
can anyone help?

A:Got this when booting, "remove boot execute record unsuccessfully"...

Hey Tony,
I actually have windows vista, however just in the last week, I have noticed exactly the same message appearing at startup. It doesn't seem to affect anything however has made me a little nervous. The only thing I have done recently is install the latest AVG.
Any help as to the reasoning behind this message would be great


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My pc was running fine when it just started beeping like a warning klaxon. Rebooting didn't help, but rebooting into safe mode then normal mode did. Then 1 hour later while running spysweeper, I stopped the scan early because it was taking too long. It detected 1 adware and 1 trojan, but the log said the trojan (ruin) could not be quarantined and some threat was still in memory, despite a problem free pc except for the beeping which I thot was resolved. After exiting spysweeper, my pc locked up and could not be turned off manually, so I unplugged the cord in back. Then I got a blue screen after it tried rebooting. The bootup started normally, but then a blue screen read as follows, more or less-If this is the first time you are seeing this message reboot your pc. Otherwise check for viruses, remove any new hard drives or hard drive controllers. or refer to your startup manual. I can't even boot in safe mode. I am running win2000 on a pIII 933 mhz at 256mb ram w/ a cable modem. Can anyone help? TYVM.

A:not booting-blue screen, "boot device inaccesible"

Get the drive diagnostics for your hard drive model from the manufacturers web site and test that first. The constant beeping may also be a BIOS warning of either a boot sector virus or a thermal warning. Open the case and make sure all of the fans are running including the power supply fan.

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I have 2 Dell 780's that I would like to reset to factory using the Dell Recovery partition.  These are Windows 7 64bit Pro machines.  The units have 3 partitions, diagnostics, recovery and OS.  I have followed instructions to start the recovery process and can successfully get the units to boot to the standard windows restore options page, but the expected last item "Dell Factory..." is not present.www.dell.com/.../how-to-restore-your-windows-7-computer-to-factory-settingsI do not see Dell Backup and Recovery installed.www.dell.com/.../DriversDetailsThere is nothing on the C:\ partition I wish to retain and want to do a clean (re)install, ideally on a formatted drive.  I would like to keep the recovery partition functionality intact so this can be done again.  I rather not do an upgrade where I get left with a windows.old folder and other unused folders in the root directory.Related:1 - I think I read somewhere that recovery can only be done once.  Is this correct?2 - Does recovery also include the Cyberlink software?3 - From where is the System Recovery tools run?Also have seen this:  en.community.dell.com/.../20141229

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XP is trying to boot up as normal, but gets to the "Verifying DMI Pool Data" bit and then requests that you "Boot from CD"
Have tried going into the Advanced BIOS menu and changing boot priorities 1, 2 and 3 to "Hard Drive" - no help
(NB. 1st option, "Hard disk Boot priority" (where it says press enter) cannot be changed from "Bootable Add in cards". Not sure if this is significant)

Have tried with an XP disc to use Recovery Console with chkdsk /p . It scans the partition and can tell me there is a problem but doesn't attempt to do anything with it.

Please help! I'm utterly stumped!!

Julie x

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