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Win8 FUBAR-update ruined-registry issue-reinstall useless

Q: Win8 FUBAR-update ruined-registry issue-reinstall useless

Well, I was asked to fix a several month old win 8 laptop.

I was told it had been interrupted during an update and said no OS found, after getting permission I tried to refresh and when that froze (4% for an hour) reset. Then I loaded a copy of win 8 onto a usb to try a clean install, still nothing. I use a program to wipe it, then try a fresh install again. useless. I try installing win 7, same issue.

No matter what I do I keep getting varients of this \windows\system32\config\system 0xc00000e9 and a message mentioning registry problems.

Any ideas?
Failing that is there any way to more or less erase the registry and start from scratch?

Preferred Solution: Win8 FUBAR-update ruined-registry issue-reinstall useless

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: Win8 FUBAR-update ruined-registry issue-reinstall useless

If you do a clean install you registry is replaced (along with everything else)

0xc00000e9 tends to indicate a hard drive failure though which may not be good news.

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I deleted a registry file due to an EmailSpy problem. Now my printer does not work. Spooler problem. I deleted the VxD file from the services folder. Any way to fix that? My computer repair option will only allow a restore.

Here is the malware thread:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic119122-15.html

A:Registry Fubar?

Try this.. Restart the computer and during the boot sequence press F8 untill you get to the boot options select last known good configuration. This should restore the registry. Post back if this does not work.Reference: Windows document: to restore the registry

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At the beginning of December, I posted a question pertaining to miscellaneous error messages I was receiving. Through the responses and discussion, it was brought to my attention that the registry cleaners I use (CCleanup and Norton 360's optimizing) may, in-fact, cause more detriment than good. The member who assisted me mentioned, in so many words, that the registry clean-ups might have left me open to infection. In addition, she suggested the malware/spyware/viral files could potentially "hide" from detection tools due to CCleanup and Norton auto-deleting particular registry files. Here is the direct link to the Registry Cleanup Correspondence.My concern is now heightened because of an error Norton 360 is indicating. An orange "FIX NOW" exclamation point with a notation of "ATTENTION: Your PC requires disk optimization to improve performance" is ever-present. Following the programs instructions, I click the "Fix Now" box - which proves no avail. Instead I receive an error: "Drive B: Other Error." I ran MalwareBytes (showing zero problems) and SuperAntiSpyware (showing 2 adware files that seemed to of been deleted); alas, the error still shows on my Norton 360.As per the other member's suggestion, I am here beckoning assistance; hoping to determine whether I have un-welcomed guests amidst my computer files. With kindest regards and immense gratitude, Bambip.s. I run Windows 7. I am not certain what other sys... Read more

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Hello, please direct me to the correct topic in case I have posted in the wrong place.

I have recently reinstalled WinXP Home Edition with SP2 on AMD Athlon 64 2x with 2GB of RAM [at the moment the memory does not appear under My Computer properties and the system is impossibly slow].

After reinstalling most of the programs the computer seems to have developed some registry problems that have became apparent when reinstalling an AntiVirus program. Install is denied to the Administrator.

Service Pack 3 has been trying to update but after download will not install properly due to local administrator priviliges denied, although I am logged as Administrator on a standalone computer. I have also tried installing SP3 after dowloading the complete file but to no avail.

I have performed several AV and Anti Malaware scans in the last 48 hours, both online and off, CHKDSK and Defrag on all disks. System, drives and memory all appear to be error free.

The registry was reported to be too large to be backed up so I tried a compacter/defragmenter. All attempts have been unsuccessful. I also uninstalled [with uninstall tool] all AV instances. Windows Live OneCare scan tool gives error 0x04601C01 but I found no help in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer warns that Windows Firewall tests cannot be done due to an error(0x80080005) occurred while scanning for security updates.

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A:Registry Issue - Cannot Reinstall Protection/firewall/av

Hello TarAntXon and welcome to bleepingcomputer
Please read the forum where it says "preparation before posting a HJT Log"
Unfortunatly I couldn't find that forum but I'm sure someone will tell you soon.

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My computer worked as a charm until two days ago. Win 8.1 Toshiba Satellite S50-B. A lot of apps (IE, firfox, chrome) keep crashing on me. When they crash, there is nothing I can do, CTRL ALT DEL does not work. A button appears to stop the application, it doesn't work either. Have to reboot each time. It is getting annoying. Computer is also slower all of a sudden. Scans (virus, MBAM, etc...) don't seem to finish, they just hang at some point. Just ruled out malware in another section of this forum. Any idea?

A:Win8.1 Suddenly lots of app crashes, CTRL ALT DEL useless

Try preforming a "factory" fresh Windows re-install

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I had a virus and HostGator suggested running your program. So I ran ComboFix following the directions.

And now the message for ANY program I try to launch is "Illegal operation attempted on a registry key that has been marked for deletion."

The computer starts up, but NO programs work. What did I do wrong?

I am trying to follow the directions at:


Unfortunately, I don't have any Windows 7 start-up disks or recovery disks. I have a Thinkpad W520. They don't come with them. HELP!!! It appears every single program registry file I have has been designated for deletion.

Email: doug(at)douggreene-dot-net.

A:HELP!!! No programs launch, "registry key marked for deletion" (I fubar'ed big time)

I saw this:*******************In order to access the Windows 7 System Recovery Command Prompt you first need to boot your computer off of the Windows 7 DVD by inserting it into your DVD player and turning your computer on. Your computer will start and you should see the BIOS listing the hardware on your computer as well as other information. When that information has been cleared, your computer will see that a bootable DVD is inserted and present a prompt similar to Figure 1 below. If your computer does not boot off of the DVD, and instead boots directly into Windows 7, then you can read this guide on how to configure your bios to boot from a CD or DVD.***************************at:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/windows-7-recovery-environment-command-prompt/*************The problem is that THERE IS NO WINDOWS 7 DVD. Lenovo ONLY has RECOVERY CD's.

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Hello All,

Okay...I thought I'd be slick and clean up my reg so I used CCleaner, Registry Mechanic, and Uniblue Registry 2...now my PC is totally farqed.

It boots up to windows but reverts to lowest pixel count in display, all my personal options are gone, it looks like windows doesn't have any thing installed(driver wise). It recognizes the CD drive but I can't use it or reinstall it. Same with the Printer. I cannot get online. When I look in regedit it looks like I have NO registry keys.

So my com is basically closed out to any input. I can use the WinXP CD to boot to repair mode, but i'm lost here. I've tried making a new boot.ini but it doesn't seem to do anything. Can anyone help? I'll pay you in back rubs.

A:Registry ruined..need to help please

Honestly, from here, I would try a Repair Install
How to perform a Repair Installation of Windows? XP.

Two things are needed here, just a bit of old technology, an ink pen and a piece of paper to write down any special settings that might have to be changed back after the repair-installation is completed.

Please Note: Performing a "Repair Installation" in this manner should not delete any Personal Files, it should 'repair' the core of the installation but to be safe with your data you should follow the next two paragraphs.

You might have to remove the hard drive from this computer and install it in another computer as a slave drive and after it is able to be accessed by Windows on that computer you will have to manually backup all of your important data that you have to another media like CD-R's, DVD or external hard drive. Then when this is done return it to the original computer as a master drive on the primary IDE cable. and do the following:


The details that follow require an above-average understanding of the technical topics involved. If you do not understand the Registry material presented here, either find a technically knowledgeable friend or do not attempt to repair your system Registry yourself. Improper changes in the System Registry can render all data on your hard disk inaccessible. :

Here is a link to a registry backup program that is absolutely fantastic it is called ERUNT and you would use this to backup ... Read more

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i installed these 3 registry cleaners called MyCleanPc. CleanMyPc, and RegistryEasy. the MyClean one didnt work so i deleted it and tried the other two and they deleted around 10-20000 files after i ran them then i realized that the audio stopped working even thought the speakers were plugged in with no problems whatsoever and that the windows action center wouldnt recognize Avira Antivir as my anti-virus software program! i also saw that they dont recognize any internet connection from my wireless and yet my internet worked fine. then they said my to check my backup settings and i got this message:

The backup application could not start due to an internal error: Class not registered (0x80040154)

Ive received suggestions to use system restore and sfc with command prompt but neither have worked

I dont know what to do, Please Help!

By the way i have windows 7 home premium


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Well, I don't know all of the details, but my younger brother deleted a few registry entries, and now his computer is showing up as a system error, and lsass.exe is missing.

Problem is, when I bought the computer, it was upgraded to Windows XP Pro...and I don't have the restore disk for it.

However, I do have a Windows XP Home upgrade disk, and I MAY be able to acquire a Windows XP Pro upgrade disk if I need to retrieve a file or two off of it.

Is there any hope that I can keep the exact, registered XP Pro on this computer? Can I somehow use that XP Home upgrade CD to repair the install, or do I need the XP Pro? Anything?

Thanks guys.

A:Registry ruined? File(s) missing?

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Hi everyone!!

Recently, I tried reinstalling the Windows Installer. Not sure why, but I believe that my system requested that it be done.

In any case, I was on Microsoft's website and I followed the step by step procedure on how to do this. This is the link that I followed:


Now, I can't access ANYTHING Microsoft related. Word, Excel, Publisher, Internet Explorer....nothing. When I try clicking on it, it says "The specified module could not be found."

Yadda yadda ...fast forward after trying System Restore (freezes at last screen), reinstalling the XP disc, crying....

I can only access the Internet through Firefox and I still am unable to open anything else.

At one point it also said something about "amydy8uu.sys unavailable" or something...I've tried googling that and I have no idea what it is.

Computers are the devil and this is my Hell.

Please help.

A:Solved: Windows XP Installer - ruined registry

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Was imed by somebody with a link. Accidently clicked it when trying to analyze it b/c it looked fishy.it was something called picture15 a file that got on my desktop. and accidently opened it when trying to delete it...yeah bad luck...and a .src file popped up then disappeared. Now my registry is messed up heres my hijackthis log. I pasted my spybot - search and destroy log after my hijackthislogLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 1:18:10 AM, on 4/28/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee AntiSpyware\Msssrv.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SY... Read more

A:Registry Ruined? Also Possible Trojan. Something Called Picture15

my spybot search&destroy log.
--- Search result list ---
Smitfraud-C.: Library (File, nothing done)

Windows Security Center.SP2Update: Settings (Registry change, nothing done)

Windows Security Center.AntiVirusOverride: Settings (Registry change, nothing done)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\AntiVirusOverride!=dword:0

Windows Security Center.FirewallOverride: Settings (Registry change, nothing done)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\FirewallOverride!=dword:0

Windows Security Center.FirewallDisableNotify: Settings (Registry change, nothing done)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\FirewallDisableNotify!=dword:0

Windows Security Center.AntiVirusDisableNotify: Settings (Registry change, nothing done)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\AntiVirusDisableNotify!=dword:0

Windows Security Center.UpdateDisableNotify: Settings (Registry change, nothing done)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\UpdatesDisableNotify!=dword:0

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I'm using XP Home, and in the device manager, under "SCSI and RAID controllers", "SCSI/RAID host contoller has an exclamation point. It says that the registry info for this device may be corrupt (code 19). The trouble shooter and Windows Update tell me to check for updates to the driver (which there are none of) or to reinstall the device (do they mean the driver? I dont see a way to reinstall the device. I dont even know what hardware its needed for). When I uninstall the driver and reboot to reinstall it, it tells me it cant start, and needs to start in the last known good configuration, which was before I unistalled the driver.

A:[Solved] SCSI/RAID host controller code 19 Registry info damaged, reinstall/update

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i have reg cleaner(a registry cleaning program that came with the software Tweak-xp pro)and when i had it check my registry for errors or duplicates or bad reg files it came up with 156 errors.i didnt choose to have it clean out and fix them all because ive heard of some people having problems after using things like this to clean registry.what i wanted t oknow was wether or not all that crap in my registry is slowing my computer down in any way or if its just taking up a bit of extra space?if its just space ill leave it alone,but if it could be slowing my system down in any way ill just backup my registry and give it a go at cleaning it out.thanx

A:errors and useless stuff in registry

The bigger the registry, the longer the bootup. Invalid keys in the registry are still read and take up space. The registry can become huge after awhile. Regcleaner, when used, makes a backup so you can undo whatever it did. I would run it and remove all it reports. In fact, you should run it 3 times as it will probably take that many times before it doesn't find anything, each time it'll make a backup. The backup file is located (by default) in C:/Windows/Program Files/Reg Clean and is usually named: xxxxxxxx20020915. In this example, xxxxxxxx = whatever your computer's name is, the 2002 is the year, and the last four digits are the month and day the backup was made.

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http://product-team.blog.avg.com/2010/12/avg-fix-for-computers-running-on-windows-7-64-bit-platform.html?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeedIt appears that the problems are most prevalent in Windows 7 64-bit systems. This is because a wrong update file is being served into the product. We removed the update immediately after the problem was identified and will release a program to ensure that the fix is completed automatically as soon as possible.Some Windows 7 Operating Systems Cannot Be Started After Latest Update http://forums.avg.com/ww-en/avg-free-forum?sec=thread&act=show&id=132999Windows Will Not Start After AVG Updatehttp://forums.avg.com/ww-en/avg-free-forum?sec=thread&act=show&id=132359&type=0

A:AVG serves up FUBAR update

Not good start for AVG 2011. Its continuously having lots of problems one after another.

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I have been having a real problem with the newest update of Win 10 14905, After a couple of hours working with a tech, he created a new users and some of the problems went away. I tried to make the fonts, icons and cursor larger but keep getting a message that a program is needed or if one is installed I need to create a link to it. Anyone else having this problem? If any solutions have been found, please help me out. I thought I would be able to fix these problems but I guess they are beyond my level of expertise!

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Is it possible to ruin a HDD through software?

I was attempting to set up a Vista / XP home dual boot. I set up a new 50GB partition on the vista drive using disk management & shrink. When I went to install XP but XP didn't see the partition as 50GB but 131GB or 131072 MB to be exact (on a 320 sata drive).

I screwed around with volumes & partitions in diskpart, ended up dumping the Vista install. I think I got the disc back to its original size & shape of 320. Went back to Vista and used their install procedure to set the drive up again as C: 50 and D: 248 partitions. Went back to XP install but it wasn't seeing the 50 & 248 just this weird 131072 MB (for both C: and D: ) business again. So being fed up I just decided to install XP using the 131 size it was giving me but it's now in this loop where it then prepares to set up by copying files, resets, then asks me to do it all again (install on to what drive, format because there is *something* on there, copies files).

If I go back to Vista install and check it still gives me the option to install to either a 50 GB partition or a 248 GB partition.

Does anyone know what is going on? Is the drive screwed or is it an XP issue?

I've spent about 5 hours on this going around in circles and I'm going spare.

A:Ruined Hdd? Xp Install Issue?

I believe that XP must be installed first.

You can use the XP installation program to setup your partitions.

Boot into the XP installer, then use the disk partiton screen to delete all partitions. Repartition as you see fit. Install XP.

Once XP is installed your should be able to install Vista on the other partition. Vista's boot loader will override XP's so everything should work well.

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I used windows 8 normally and has apps like steam/origin/avast/ccleaner etc and I have upgraded to windows 8.1 and the icons are still on my desktop(not incl Avast) and can be run but are not available on the start screen and cannot be found by searching via the start screen.

Extra info: Using StartIsBack

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My system: Thinkpad X1 late 2011 (not Carbon), running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. 8GB of system RAM. I updated the computer this week using Lenovo's terrible update system, and I got two updates. One, for that Intel ME firmware thing, and two, for the Power Manager. Now, the computer first gave me a "ME is in Recovery mode" text at startup, which has gone away after I manually downloaded the ME update from Lenovo's website and re-applied it, and also and more importantly (because that error didn't stop the machine from booting), every time I try to sleep the machine, it shuts down after it enter ssleep mode. I can't put my computer to sleep and resume my work, and Windows boots now every time with "system was not shut down properly". [edit: "ME is in Recovery mode" came back again without me doing anything] Incredibly annoying, but how to fix this mess? I tried rolling back the system to a previous point and it didn't work. I don't even think that, if it s a firmware issue, rolling back would work. What is there to do? Is contacting Lenovo even worth it? I don't want some sort of "turn computer on and off" canned fool response, I already tried everything I can possibly do, including installing an older Power Manager and PM device driver. 

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Any suggestions? I forgot to switch off auto updates and now Windows 10 auto updated/installed now hardware not functioning correctly, drivers aren't being recognised, can't install drivers from Disk, unable to connect to Internet. I have no OS disk to reformat or a restore point to revert to

A:Auto update to windows 10 ruined me

i think there is no option to rever back to windows 10 to windows 8/7 version. if you have recovery disk then go to revert back try to install fresh window 7/8 if having recovery disk

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i have the Envy M6 notebook with Beats Audio.  never once had a problem with it, until i did a recent Windows update.  Now there is no trace of Beats audio on my laptop and the audio quality when listening to itunes is garbage. has anyone else had a similar issue and how do i get Beats back on my laptop?

A:windows update ruined my audio

Hi, Can you post back with the full Model No. and Product No. of your m6 series notebook - you can usually get this by holding down the fn key and pressing esc, otherwise see Here for a guide on locating this information. Regards, DP-K

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BIOS update F.23 Rev.A for the Pavilion x360 m3 Convertible Notebook destroyed it. There has to be a way to fix this.

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Hi there,

I attempted to install XP SPII on my PC (a first step in installing SPIII).

Now my PC will not boot!!

I am currently running it in safe mode but if I try to "open windows normally" or even "open using last known working configuration" it will not boot properly". It just boots up till about the time the log in screen would appear and then reboots from the beginning.


A:service pack update has ruined my PC!

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Ok, this isnt a thread where my .net framework completely fails or I cannot install it

Yesterday I completely removed all .net framework on my computer, manually cleared some folders and files and reinstalled .net framework 4.0, after that IT WORKS, my programs (mostly game editors and handbrake) are able to run completely fine and no more clr error 80004005

Now, when I turned off my computer I realized that it has to undergo 10 updates, when I checked, they are all about .net framework 4 security update and some program updates, it took around an hour for them to be installed when I shut down my computer

Now heres the problem, MY .NET FRAMEWORK IS NOT WORKING AFTER I RESTART, damn clr error 80004005 shows up again and for real? it was working an hr ago when I freshly install it, JUST HOW BAD ARE MICROSOFT'S DEVELOPERS?

Now Im completely lost, googling takes me mostly to installation problems regarding that error, but I know it works and its obviously microsoft update corrupted my .net framework, reinstalling gives me a one time access to the programs I need, but thats highly inconvenient and also it will take an hr for my computer to be turned off

Any suggestions?

OK to hell with microsoft, I reinstalled .net framework and disabled my windows update, finally its in (semi-) working condition

@moderators, IDK why u moved this to the windows update section, although the .net framework update was processed through windows updater Im looking for a solution to fixing the fi... Read more

A:Windows update ruined my .Net framwork 4 help

Hi im4eversmart,

The moderators probably moved your thread to the Windows Update forum because the people who are more familiar with Windows Update have a good understanding of the .NET Framework so you're more likely to get the answer you want. I would never have seen this thread if it hadn't been moved, the Windows Update forum is the only one I check.

I would recommend removing the .NET framework 4.0 with the cleanup tool: .NET Framework Cleanup Tool User's Guide - Aaron Stebner's WebLog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

Then reboot, install the .NET Framework 4.0 again. Then run the SURT and a SFC scan, as explained in this page: Windows Update Posting Instructions

Post your zipped up CBS folder when finished


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I bought an HP Pavilion DV8t last month. Runs great but decided to update the bios and its a program that flashes the bios. I followed all the directions like have my computer plugged in, unplug all mice, hardware, don't touch anything. Well it did it then stopped at erasing bios. So I restarted the computer only to find a black screen. All lights and indicators are on but the hard drive doesn't load and its a black screen. NO cursor no nothing. I try hitting F8 and escape which use to open the bios utility but nothing. I also tried inserting a windows 7 disc but nothing. Any one know how to fix this. HP is covering it I was just hoping there is some easy fix I can do myself.

I am not an expert or anything but I think it could have erased my existing bios with the intent to install the latest ones but something caused it to just stop. Now the computer with no bios doesn't know what to do. Maybe someone out there on this forum (which has helped me in the past) can help me with this. I also tried holding the Windows key +B but nothing. Thanks

The specs are the following:

Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
? Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-720QM Processor (1.6GHz, 6MB L2 Cache, 1333MHz FSB)
? 8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
? 500GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
? 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 230M
? 18.4" diagonal High Definition HP Ultra BrightView Infinity Display (1920x1080p)
? Lightscribe Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW Double Layer
? Webcam + Fingerprint Reader with... Read more

A:BIOS update ruined new laptop

I guess you'll need a new BIOS chip. It's a little tricky to replace though. I would recommend you let HP do the job.

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This 64GB internal card was working fine on win8.0 Acer v5, laptop.

Tried four different SD cards, win8.1 could not see any.
I have checked with SFC and DISM no problems.
Hardware Diagnostic tool does not find the SD.
Updated drivers from Acer. No help.
Have Auto Play set to use for everything.
Tried 8GB and 32GB SD cards, nothing.
If I plug the SD cards into a USB adapter they all work fine.

This sucks big time as the SD is my daily back up drive.

Any help?


A:SD Card Gone after win8.0 update to win8.1

OK, problem solved. Win8.1 kept seeing the SD card slot and installing the "Standard SD card slot drivers.

Acer's Support for this model V5 showed the card reader as an Alcom or something close to that and I was pretty sure that was wrong. I reinstalled an older backup image of win8 and Device manager showed the SD card reader as Broadcom SD SCSI drivers.

I reinstated the win8.1 in place of the win8 backup and then I went back to the Acer V5 models then looked through until I found a card reader that had Broadcom drivers. Downloaded that and installed and all is well with the world again.

Who was at fault? Beats me, but the card reader is obviously telling win8.1 that it is just a vanilla slot. Acer got it wrong for not listing a Broadcom card reader driver with this model. On many of their models they list two or three different drivers, but for mine there was only one and it was the wrong one for what was actually in the laptop.

The original win8.0 worked fine as the Broadcom drives were installed at the Acer factory.

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Laggy and moves too quickly across the screen. Doesn't feel precise anymore. Is there a fix in the works for this? It's infuriating.

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The newest Microsoft update seemed to patch something in winload.exe or wherever that made my custom boot image revert back to the original Microsoft Corporation loading screen.
Not sure if this was intentional or not on Microsofts part, but it is extremely annoying. Is there any way to fix this or patch it again?

A:New update ruined "Windows 7 Boot Updater"

I changed mine permanently with a registry setting...

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All I did was the major update which apparently removed the software and replaced it. Well why in the world would it mess up my Uverse connection and insists I am not connected and then displays airplane mode...why did it delete CCleaner? Why did it rob my license from my Adobe programs.( I have 2 that cost a fortune, Dreamweaver 6cs and Photoshop CS6 and can replace the license)  Above all what happened to my One Drive? It is not accessable and says I have to do something in the control panel, What a mess and I am in a fix since I need those things to ready my son's business site for Christmas. BY the way about the connection, it keeps disconnecting and going to airplane mode, However it does not effect the web connection,, I checked the connection and it is on my router..in on mode but I sm not sure what is going on,
Thank you

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Hi everyone,I just reinstall win8.1 on my y50 (old one got virus and i format it and reinstall the OS)so when i try to use OKR , it shows that "Current System can not support backup"does anyone know why?Also what other preinstalled software does laptop come with?Thank you.

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Hi Tech people,

So here is my dilemma....I have a Toshiba satellite preinstalled with windows 8, after a family member borrowed it the hard drive was DOA, nothing I could do to salvage it. So I bought a new hard drive (from Toshiba) and began to reinstall windows 8. everything went fine until I tried to activate it and my product key failed. I have the original key from the BIOS as well as an additional media & key (windows 8 pro) but neither product keys will work. I think I might have miss matched my media disks, (I have 8 various copies of windows 8). when I input either keys I am given a message stating that the key is not ment for this version please use windows 8 setup or use a windows 8 pro key. well both of these keys are windows 8 pro. I called Microsoft and they verified that both of my keys are legit, but the disk I was provided (by Microsoft) is not. they told me I have a MAK key and my version is GVLK. they told me I would have to pay $100 for a new key. is there anyway I can just get a install disk that uses MAK keys or something? and what the hell is the difference in using a mak key vs GVLK?

A:reinstall win8 after crash

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I have a Dell XPS 9550 laptop, and I've recently made two BIOS updates. The one 1.3.something, and now I have 1.4.0
They both had the same terrible issue.
It seems like the processor cooling policy is completely broken.
My laptop's fans never go to silent mode now. They always run, with pretty high speed and noise. Even when CPU is totally idle, or loaded on about 1-5%
Before these updates my Dell never ever turned on the fans with this kind of CPU load, staying completely silent.

If this is BIOS's issue, I'd like to ask Dell engineers to fix it and push new update.
If there is anything I can do myself to fix it, I would highly appreciate any help.
Thank you!

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Windows updated a bunch of things one being Live Mail 2011. Ever since then at times a have no mail even though I can see the mail on other mail sources and download the mail. Other times I send mail and it says in the sent folder they have been sent. But the person I sent to never gets the mail. I can send it through other email sources and they will get the mail. There are no error messages that come up. Ever since this update I have had nothing but problems with email.

A:Live Mail 2011 Update ruined everthing

The Windows Live Essentials 2011 Package on Windows Update is the same one that became available as a separate download last December. It has at least one bug having to do with Junk mail filtering in WLM that requires a repair via Programs and Features of the Essentials package. If the repair doesn't work, you could try going back to the previous version, without the ribbon, but you must revert all the components of the Essentials Package. In addition, since WLMessenger requires 2011, you won't be able to use Messenger at all:
http://g.live.com/1rewlive3/en/wlsetup-web.exe .

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I run Windows 8 x64. During the last few days Windows 8 kept on trying/pretending to reinstall itself on start up/turning on my notebook. Colors of the screen changes I am asked to be patient and 2 or 3 mins later an empty--no tiles--start screen is showed and my account's name. No settings available on the right except Sleep/Switch off/Restart. A few turning on and off and then I used to be able to use Win8, but now it I am unable to do so anymore. Actually, today it's trying to do so constantly, so now I'm using Puppy Linux Live CD 5.2.8. to be able to ask for some help.
Recently I changed BIOS settings to be able to boot live CD. Yesterday I set all settings to default.
I guess its a Win8 bug, isn't it?
Well, I have no hot F keys to boot in safe mode, so actually I am unable to boot Win8 at all.
I don't think that I have any kind of malware, but Windows 8 bug/s.
Please help and tell me what to do! (Pls note, that I cannot run any diagnostic program under Win8, since I cannot boot. I can use Linux or bootable CD only.)
Thx for your help in advance!

A:Win8 constantly tries to reinstall ITSELF on start up!?

Plz show me a pic of what happens when you boot the computer.

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I'm running MS Office 2013 Professional in Windows 8. The old hard drive in my laptop was beginning to fail and I could not clone it directly to the new drive because of the few bad sectors. So I moved over all of my data and documents to the new drive and reinstalled windows, office, and the other apps from scratch. The problem I'm having is with Outlook within Office 2013. Right from the start, I had problems with the new install in terms of migrating my old mail files to the new application install. Multiple issues, from Inbox always hanging up, Outbox hanging up, folders disappearing, etc...I tried to do an Uninstall of Office/Outlook via Control Panel, and a fresh Reinstall via Setup files, but the main mail folders/file that is causing all the problems was automatically ported over to the new reinstall, so all of my problems continue. How do I uninstall Outlook/Office, making sure that I also uninstall the main mail folder/file/configuration, so that it is truly a fresh new install FROM SCRATCH, and NOT saving & porting over any email configuration. Obviously, when you Uninstall the app, it does NOT Uninstall your main email configuration/address/folder...it is saved, and automatically reconfigured upon the Reinstall. Hope I'm making some sense and not babbling incoherently....Jim


Hi JHphc028 Your Outlook configuration files and folders are located in %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft and %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft. There should be a folder called Outlook in both these folders. To be sure that you delete everything related to it, I would uninstall Microsoft Office completely using Revo Uninstaller Portable, set the scan type to Advanced and delete all the Registry keys and files/folders found related to it after. Or I would just go in Program Files (x86), Program Files, ProgramData, etc. and delete the Microsoft Office/Office folders manually.http://www.revouninstaller.com/download-free-portable.php

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I bought windows 8 a few months ago only because the deal was too sweet, but never installed it until recently, and that was only because I got the free Windows Media Center license that would expire on Jan 31. So I upgrade installed my Win7 install and everything went ok, but somehow, a few weeks later, my RAID setup broke. Luckily I back up everything. But I've never been a big fan of upgrade installs and want to start over. I know Windows will install fine, but I use WMC a lot, and wonder if I can reinstall using my license, even though its after the 31st. I had already installed it, so i don't think I'm not abiding by the rules.

A:Will I lose my WMC license if I reinstall Win8

Let me know too...

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I tried pulling (un-ticking and hiding) both updates that initiate Win 10 download but Windows 8.1 Update still tries to force 10 on me like a bad date after the roofies failed.
I have 10 burnt to disc and put aside for later.
I want to continue updating 8.1 for now - is there anyway possible?
There's a good 6 or so optional updates waiting for 8.1 64 bit and a .net 'important' update - perhaps they are only necessary to prepare for Windows 10; hence why Windows 10 keeps dloadling when I attempt to install them?

A:Windows update for 8.1 now rendered useless

This is gonna be one of those threads not uncovered until about 2022 by someone wanting the same answer.
I'll have long since been smothered to death under Windows elephant plop.

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I am not sure what to do. I have tried everything that comes to mind. Whenever I update my windows 7 64 bit my usb ports malfuntion. Every single one of them except my keyboard. I have to do a system restore to return my computer to its working state. I am honestly stumped by this. Any suggestions?

Amd Phenom Quad 3.21 ghz
EVGA 9800 GT
4 gig of ram
Windows Seven 64 bit
MSI motherboard
Cyberpower PC computer

A:Windows Update Renders USB useless

Go to control panel>hardware and sound>device manager>Universial Serial Bus Controllers>Right click the ones that are not working>properties>Drivers>roll back Drivers

See if that works.

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I had a version of Windows 8 installed on a secondary hard drive for testing purposes. When I no longer needed it, I uninstalled it and formatted the hard drive. What's odd is that the Bootloader for Windows 8 is still there, and throws up an error screen saying it can't find critical system files.

Ive tried restoring the MBR using my Win7 disc, but to no avail.

A:Win8 Bootloader/recovery still in place after reinstall

Sounds like a boot menu entry pointing nowhwere. You should be able to delete it from msconfig>Boot tab

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I bought a computer (Z930, 128 SSD, 6GB RAM) with Windows 8 preinstalled, and I want to remove windows 8 and install windows 7 for which I have the license.
my question is:
1 - is it possible to format completely the hard drive to install a "clean" windows 7
2 - after doing this, will it be possible to reinstall Windows 8 from USB recovery media that I've created.
2 - Is the installation of Windows 7 pose a problem? (about the new UEFI; reconnaissence of hardware ...)


Message was edited by: bassam
to clarify my question about the reinstallation of Windows 8: if I delete all partitions of my hard disk, will it still possible to use the USB recovery media support that I created? is there any partition necessary to the USB recovery media support

A:Satellite Z930 - Is it possible to reinstall Win8 after its deletion?


Last week I tested it on my Satellite U940 and my answers are as follow:
> is it possible to format completely the hard drive to install a "clean" windows 7
> after doing this, will it be possible to reinstall Windows 8 from USB recovery media that I've created.
> Is the installation of Windows 7 pose a problem? (about the new UEFI; reconnaissence of hardware ...)
Generally speaking no, it is not a problem. Only problem can be installation of some drivers, tools and utilities but I believe you will be able to install it.

Check also http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB2C03F80002R01.htm

> to clarify my question about the reinstallation of Windows 8: if I delete all partitions of my hard disk, will it still possible to use the USB recovery media support that I created?
I have tested it and there was no problem at all.

Before you start to do anything test recovery USB functionality.

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I have a Win8 laptop. Installed a free antivirus from AT&T which bricked my machine. I didn't have a backup copy -- yes, I know I should have -- but I own Win7 and used that. It's not working well. I thought I could just upgrade to Win10. It's not working well either. Anyone have a cheap Win8 I can buy? Or know how to fix the double image Win10 is giving me? I can't read anything on the screen well enough to use system restore. Additionally, it's not accessing the boot menu.  I appreciate your help. 

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A:Catastrophic loss. Didn't have Win8 to reinstall h...

Right before you use the Acer recovery media, you should load BIOS defaults and then save/exit, and use diskpart clean to wipe your HDD. So it would be like this: 1. Load BIOS defaults and save/exit2. Boot your Acer recovery media. Navigate in the menu to "command prompt".  Use "diskpart clean" to wipe your HDD3. Shutdown your computer4. Turn on your computer and use Acer recovery media

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I have a Win8 laptop. Installed a free antivirus from AT&T which bricked my machine. I didn't have a backup copy -- yes, I know I should have -- but I own Win7 and used that. It's not working well. I thought I could just upgrade to Win10. It's not working well either. Anyone have a cheap Win8 I can buy? Or know how to fix the double image Win10 is giving me? I can't read anything on the screen well enough to use system restore. Additionally, it's not accessing the boot menu.  I appreciate your help. 

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A:Catastrophic loss. Didn't have Win8 to reinstall h...

Right before you use the Acer recovery media, you should load BIOS defaults and then save/exit, and use diskpart clean to wipe your HDD. So it would be like this: 1. Load BIOS defaults and save/exit2. Boot your Acer recovery media. Navigate in the menu to "command prompt".  Use "diskpart clean" to wipe your HDD3. Shutdown your computer4. Turn on your computer and use Acer recovery media

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I have a Win8 laptop. Installed a free antivirus from AT&T which bricked my machine. I didn't have a backup copy -- yes, I know I should have -- but I own Win7 and used that. It's not working well. I thought I could just upgrade to Win10. It's not working well either. Anyone have a cheap Win8 I can buy? Or know how to fix the double image Win10 is giving me? I can't read anything on the screen well enough to use system restore. Additionally, it's not accessing the boot menu.  I appreciate your help. 

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A:Catastrophic loss. Didn't have Win8 to reinstall h...

Right before you use the Acer recovery media, you should load BIOS defaults and then save/exit, and use diskpart clean to wipe your HDD. So it would be like this: 1. Load BIOS defaults and save/exit2. Boot your Acer recovery media. Navigate in the menu to "command prompt".  Use "diskpart clean" to wipe your HDD3. Shutdown your computer4. Turn on your computer and use Acer recovery media

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Hi, i have and 6 month old asus with preinstalled win8, for about 2 weeks ago it started to crash, and i received several error messages, now it is looping trying to repair it self.

I can get into the menu and use sytem restore, i can also use the selfrepair and make Windows start all over, but none of this is helping, everytime i starts up it starts repairing and crashing again.

So my idea is to format my harddrive it is in 3 sections C: D: and X:
My current Win 8x86 is in danish language i have bought and upgrade to win8 pro also. but i dont have any of these DVD with me,
I have however two guys here one with win8x64 in eng and one win8x86 in danish, i have tried to use their dvd and reinstalling or repairing win8 that way, but my laptop will not accept it

I am and sailor and out at sea at the moment, our internet is nearly non existing so not easy finding solutions online. and getting little desperate thinking about 4 weeks without my laptop working, so i hope someone can give some good advice

A:reinstall win8 on asus K56CM-XX284H

are you getting any error messages

d/load and run the h/drive makers dos diagnostic utility on the h/drive


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A few days ago, I went ahead and allowed Windows to do its update like I always do. Except this time the result was a laptop that no longer works. Unfortunately, I cannot tell you what version of Windows 10 I was running, and what it was trying to update to. My laptop is an IdeaPad z710. I got two "hard" errors, one is shown in the picture attached.  One error for sihost.exe, and the other for explorer.exe.  As soon as I took a picture of the screen, it went black and all I can see now is my pointer for the mouse. I seem to be getting slightly different results every time I reboot, but if I do get a desktop, the start button doesn't function, and I don't know how else to check my OS versions. Thank you for any insight. 

A:Windows update rendered my laptop useless

I have this problem as well and it's saying I have no operating systemMy laptop is a lenovo B50-30

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I have done the WIN 8 upgrade on a Toshiba L870-156 laptop. The upgrade is OK, but I have no more Toshiba recovery media creator, as the upgrade procedure said that it had to be desinstalled before the upgrade and reinstalled after the upgrade.

I have one big issue : where can I find Toshiba recovery media creator to reinstall it ?

By advance thank you.

A:Upgrade WIN8 on Satellite L870 - Toshiba recovery media creator reinstall

You need to install the Windows 8 version of the Recovery Disc creator. I think it's generic so grab it from the drivers page of one of the new Win8 model notebooks.

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