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Displaying number sign while I entering backslash("\") to logon to windows 7 for another domain.Anyone have any idea?

Q: Displaying number sign while I entering backslash("\") to logon to windows 7 for another domain.Anyone have any idea?

I have installed a Windows server 2008 R2 virtual machine and created a domain on VMWARE workstation. My local windows 7 machine is member of this domain.But while typing backslash("\") after the domain name in
username box it displaying number sign("#") instead of backslash("\").The key "\" displaying properly in notepad and everywhere.Anyone have any idea about this?

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A: Displaying number sign while I entering backslash("\") to logon to windows 7 for another domain.Anyone have any idea?

I got the correct answer from the VMWare workstation forum.If anyone facing the same problem please try the following details,

In your Windows 7 , it seems that your welcome screen is using a different keyboard layout.

To fix this ,

In your control panel , go to : Regional and language - > Administrative

click on Copy Settings






Check the Welcome screen and system accounts , you can also check the New
user accounts .

Click OK and restart .

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I configured a spare computer for a client and they are trying to deploy it. Customer is telling me that after they enter Windows credentials and hit enter the screen just "grays out" and doesn't log on. No error message or anything just infinite grayness until you power the machine down. What could that be?
Pertinent info: It's running XP, it's on a domain, the account be used to log in with is not a cached account. (the only caches account on the machine is the domain admin account which I can't give out the password for).

Any info would be GREATLY appreciated, client is many miles away and I have so many other things I need to do tomorrow besides drive out there.

Thanks, Stick

A:screen "grays out" after entering logon creds

Can you create a new guest account on the Domain Controller in AD for the client and have them log in as the new user? If that works, then their profile may have become corrupted.

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I have been plagued for years by this bug (see attached Mad_Explorer_col.JPG screen dump), and this morning after visiting Tech Support Guy > Windows XP then searching for "Windows Explorer", on page 2 in "Solved: Explorer tree display curiosity, AKA Odd Windows Explorer Bug", page 2, I found the cause and solution brought by Mosaic1 Wed 07 Mar 2007 05:48 GMT:
Do you have the desktop toolbar on the taskbar?​and mrwes Tue 07 Aug 2007 18:34 GMT:
You can get around this by making the toolbar point to the Desktop but using c:\Documents and Settings > (Profile name) > Desktop. You don't see the My Computer and IE icons in the list, but everything else shows up...​Thanks a lot to Mosaic1 and mrwes!

Versailles, Sat 13 Feb 2010 10:34:25 +0100
 

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Hi:

When booting up, Vista does not come up with the usual window that displays username and password box but comes up with a larger box with description "other user". There is only one user on this laptop. When you click on the box a window opens with "username and password". No matter what name o r password (or even administrator with or without password) you get the message " The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted". I have tried to do boot in Safe Mode (using F8), but no matter what option you choose from that menu (I have chosen all of them) it just boots up and gives that box "other user" in the middle of the screen.

I tried using TRK (Trinity Rescue Kit) to remove the password but without any success. I don't think it is a password issue. Since this "other user" box suddenly has appeared and was never there before I am suspecting it is due to virus.

This is my niece's laptop. She hasn't backed up the files at all so I am hesistant to reinstall the system at this point. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

A:Vista on logon gives error message "domain does not exist"

Hi Bwaanaa,

The reason you are getting 'Other User' is because your computer is set to be part of a domain. To change this, log into windows with your normal account, press the Windows key + R (which will bring up a Run box), type: sysdm.cpl and press enter, then under the "Computer Name" tab, where it says "To rename this computer or to join a domain or workgroup", click the Change button, then put a check in the Workgroup box, and type a name such as: WORKGROUP and then press OK and then restart your computer.

If that solves it, great. If not, let us know.

If this was caused by a virus, thats another issue.

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When I tried using a Windows98 SE machine to logon to an NT4 server, I received the following error: "No domain server was available to validate your logon"

I do not think it is a cable/nic problem as I was still able to browse the network. The only restriction was that I'm unable to access network resources like shared folder, etc.

Could some expert provide some assistant? Thank you.

Matt
 

A:"No domain server was available to validate your logon" error message

Have you checked that your domain name is correct in the W98 configuration? Is there an account on the server with the name/password you're attempting to logon with?
 

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Hi everyone. I'm new to the forum. I am running Windows XP SP2 Home Edition.

Background. I was running Windows IE 7.2 beta no problems.
I decided to upgrade to Windows IE 7.3 beta the system would not. I removed 7.2 before trying to install 7.3 beta. I dropped back to IE 6 thinking it would run correctly, but I was wrong.

When I try to move a file using the "Copy to" or "Move to" window, the window frame displays, but there is nothing in it except at the top "Select the place you want to move "x" file, and then at the bottom of the window, "to view any sub folders click plus sign," Move, New Folder. The entire file system is missing where I could select a file to move to, example:
C:\ and all the sub folders are not displayed so I cannot select one. The system still works, but all the files are sent to C:\SW3\F2 which is most likely the last folder I accessed before this whole failure to install mess started.

Is there any way to restore the file system so I can select where I want to send my files when I copy and move without dragging them with two open windows?

Thanks. I have more questions, but this is enough to start with.

I appreciate the help. I really screwed this thing up. I am currently running IE6 with expanded stuff left over from the botched install attempt from IE 7.3 beta.

5Turbo5
 

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Upgraded laptop from Vista to Windows 7. Installation went fine but when Windows 7 splash screen comes up, it says "other user" & then wants a Username & Password. I know what the username &password was, but it nor about 100 other username/password combinations that Ive tried, work. Each time it says "The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted". Same results happen when try to logon in Safe Mode too.
It shouldnt be even trying to contact a domain because this is just a regular user account!

Ive found suggestions mention trying ctrl-alt-delete several times, but that doesnt do anything for me. Ive also seen solutions of using a previous restore point, but since Ive never got to log on Windows 7, that doesnt help either.

Could someone PLEASE help?!?


Thanks ahead of time for your time & any assistance or suggestions.

A:upgraded to 7 but cannot logon "The specified domain either does not exist..."

Did you follow the upgrade instuctions for "Using the Custom installation option and formatting the hard disk"?

Installing and reinstalling Windows 7

Your security thread from last night -

Chrome "installed" fine, but wont do ANYthing! [Moved from Other Browsers forum]

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We only have one domain.  We would like to remove the link below the username / password  that says "How do I log on to another domain"

A:Remove "How do I log on to another domain" from Logon Screen

Hi,

I recommend you leave it. It also shows how to log on with the local user account. And there is no option to remove the link.

Thanks.Tracy Cai
TechNet Community Support

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Upgraded a laptop from Vista to Windows 7. Installation went fine but when Windows 7 splash screen comes up, it says "other user" & then wants a Username & Password. I know what the username &password was, but it nor about 100 other username/password combinations that Ive tried, work. Each time it says "The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted". Same results happen when try to logon in Safe Mode too.
It shouldnt be even trying to contact a domain because this is just a regular user account and its never been connected to a domain!

Ive found suggestions mention trying ctrl-alt-delete several times, but that doesnt do anything for me. Ive also seen solutions of using a previous restore point, but since Ive never got to log on Windows 7, that doesnt help either.

Could someone PLEASE help?!?
Thanks ahead of time for your time & any assistance or suggestions.

A:upgraded to 7 but cannot logon "The specified domain either..."

Follow this tutorial and do a "Clean" install Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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200+ Windows 7 Pro machines, similar configuration, 1/4 of them x86, 3/4 x64.
Encountered 6 such machines having this problem: After a restart, user logon stuck at a black screen. In Windows event application log there is an event 'The Windows logon process has failed to spawn a user application'. This application is an in-house developed
application and is called at winlogon\userinit registry key.
A restart into Safe Mode, first logon will experience an auto-restart, then second logon ok. Subsequent logon into normal Windows is ok.

Setting the group policy setting to User Account Control: Behaviour in Admin Approval Mode to 'Elevated without prompt' doesn't solve the problem.

All machines are in workgroup.
There seems to be a relationship between security hardening (through local security policy) and this behaviour but not conclusive because some of the machines encountering the problem had not been hardened.
When I booted a machine under MS DART and change the userinit registry key to call userinit.exe instead of the in-house application, subsequent user can logon correctly under normal mode. Then changing it back to call the in-house application will again
logon into black screen.
Based on these observations, can anyone share what Windows does during Safe Mode to recovery such problem? under what circumstances does it auto-restart after a logon? Can local GPO enforcement corrupt the default user profile?


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MS thinks that one of my PCs is running W7 that's not genuine. It is genuine - at least I bought it from Amazon and paid ?141 for it so that - to me - means it's genuine. It may not be but neither Amazon nor MS will take any responsibility for it not being genuine so I've given up with them both. I think that the issue arises because of hardware changes I've made. Oh - yes, I've lost the box with the key on it too.

Long story short. I use this PC very little and when I first first got the black screen and messages after I installed a larger hard drive and reinstated the drive image from an Acronis backup. I stupidly forgot to reinstate the drive signature. Then it happened again when I changed the ITX motherboard.

Now here's the real question. Every now and then it gives me the "black screen" treatment. I fix it by restoring a drive image and turning off W7 updates.
If the damned thing is told not to call home then it shouldn't should it? What's going on? It seems to give me a month or two and then goes psycho on me like HAL9000!

A:How do I stop W7 "calling home" and displaying "not genuine" messages?

If this is an OEM version then I can understand why it's doing this after you changed motherboards, since it is forever tied to the first one it is installed on.

If you can follow these instructions for activation issues,

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

The results of that can help resolve your issue.

Filling in your system specs will help as well,

System Info - See Your System Specs

If your installation is valid then there's no reason to turn off updates or try to keep it from calling home.

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Sometimes when I try to connect to a wifi network, i enter my username/password, it tries to connect for a while then I get the same popup asking me to enter my user credentials...again.
There is never any reason specified for why I am being asked to re-enter my user credentials.
This is extremely annoying. How can I troubleshoot this if Windows does not tell me why?
Event viewer shows no error messages either.
Is there any way to get Windows to tell me why I am being asked to re-enter my user credentials?

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?
 

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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I'd like to assign a few select "domain users" to be local admin over their test machines which log into a domain. The test machines are Windows 7 64bit and the domain is Win2k8 R2. I have been searching around for the best way to do it but I've come up short on my search.

Anyone know off the top of their head?

Thanks

A:Assigning "domain user" to "local admin" on select PCs

Create a new group in AD, for example, TestUsers
Add the required users to the group
Go round each machine and add the group as a member of local admins.

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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.
Thanks,
Sai Kiran Katuri.

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".


Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":




The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:




I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:




Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:





I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

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A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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Dell M6500

When you open Windows Explorer via. the Start Menu > My Computer the summoned instance attempts to "Load" the Tree view on the left. Does not display "My Computer" or any Drives.

If you then middle-click the icon on the start-bar, or open another instance of Windows Explorer while the first, failing one is open, everything loads fine.

Haven't crawled through the logs yet. Will take a look at them after lunch.

A:Windows Explorer not displaying "My Computer" or any Hard-Drives.

In the Explorer shortcut does the Target line have this at the end:
{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}

that is the CLSID for Favorites and is how I have mine set up.

For Computer change it to:
{20d04fe0-3aea-1069-a2d8-08002b30309d}

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This is a question regarding a computer that intermittently ?hangs? at ?sign out?. When it hangs, the screen goes black and no commands are possible. The only recovery is to depress and hold the power button. The computer is a laptop Toshiba Satellite L55-C5272 that was purchased in March 2016 and came with Windows 10. Again, the ?hang? randomly occurs during sign out and will occur maybe 1 or 2 times every 20 sign outs. No other operating problems have been noticed. I have tried to isolate the source of this problem but no success. I have run a ?sfc? scan and no problems were detected. I have run the DISM tool and no problems were detected. I have disabled the anti-virus and the hang still occurs. The primary programs and applications that are installed are: ESET anti-virus, Office 2010, Firefox browser, and Goggle Earth. No games have been installed are run. Of course some games came with the system but none has ever been activated. The system has been rebuilt 3-times in an attempt to rectify the problem. As additional info, the ?hang? has occurred during sign out after a period of no usage after a restart. Any guidance on isolating and/or correcting the problem would be appreciated.

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I've been doing a lot of tidying up of my file types and associations, and one of the things that I have done is to ensure that all my most used file types have meaningful and accurate "friendly names". So, instead Explorer referring to .wv files as "WV File" it now says "WavPack Audio File". I've done this for numerous file types and it has all worked well and is correctly displayed in Explorer.

However, I also use Windows Libraries, and for some reason it is still using generic file descriptions, or older ones that I chose myself and subsequently updated.

I have done the usual things of clearing the icon cache and all other cache and temp storage. I've also completely rebuilt the index of the Library in question. I have even removed all folders from that library and deleted the top level library itself (then, after a reboot, recreated it by selecting 'Restore Default Libraries'), but as soon as I add my folder to the Library, the same old file names show up again.

I have done a thorough search of my Registry and some of the terms being displayed by the Library are nowhere to be found in the Registry (because I have updated every possible instance of the file type name) so it must be cached somewhere, unless its buried in some indecipherable format in the Registry that doesn't show up in search results.

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A:Windows Explorer "Libraries" displaying wrong File Type names

This could have something to do with your user files. Are you the Administrator of this computer & do you only have one user account?.

Click on Computer & then click on your main OS drive which is normally C:\, then click Users, which should show your user name as one of the folders. Click on that & select your Documents files & see if the new names are listed there, if so you can create a New Library by clicking on Include in Library, from the menu at the top, & selecting Create New Library.

If all the Documents are correct as mentioned above you could copy all the Documents into the New library & then after checking everything is correct you can delete the old library.

If you have more that one user account, it's possible that all the changes are being made on one account & you are then trying to access them on another account, so you keep getting the old arrangement.

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Hi,
I have Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB and I would like to enable the account auto login after resume sleep/standby.
If I go in "Sign in options", there are various functionality (Windows Hello, Password, PIN, Privacy) but there is not "Require sing-in" with the ability to choose whether to sign in after standby or not.
Can I enable this feature through another way (for example through Group Policy or regedit)?
Thanks in advance.

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Not the worst crisis listed on this forum, but annoying. I've google searched and found similar problems, but no solution.

When calling up Windows Explorer, I note the + sign on the folder side is missing. When I right click the Expand option is greyed out and inactive. I never noticed the extent to which I use this as part of my workflow until it is not there. Tried various things with no luck, and figured perhaps someone else has a good idea before I do something stupid.

Machine: XP-Pro Version 2002 SP-2 on a Pentium 4 2.4 gHz w 1 GB ram and 500 GB Sata. C: O/S E: My Documents

Me: Self-taught, just enough to make it work, not a techie but able to work around most problems when they arise. Been working with Microsoft O/S since 1981 on an IBM 5150, been cursing O/S since Windows 3.1, but XP has been remarkably stable since I assembled my own PC using components known to not crash. I get more lock-ups on the Apple Powerbook.

Advice appreciated
 

A:Expand and "+" sign by My Documents missing from Windows Explorer

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Did a fresh install of 8. After a few minutes the screen blinked and all the apps were gone. Restarted the computer and it gave me the sign in error.
I attempted to go through safe mode and change some registry keys as instructed by another forum. No luck. I tried creating a new account and no luck. I Reinstalled 8 with another CD and it gave me the same error.

So then I installed windows 7. Same thing. after a few minutes it said windowsexplorer.exe had crashed and all my programs were gone. Restarted to the same login error.

Performed a hard drive diagnostics and everything came back good. Currently running memtest. Anybody run into the same issue or know what may be causing this??

A:"user profile service failed the sign in" windows 8/7

BTW, it is an HP g6z-2200.
500gb Hard Drive
6gb Ram.
AMD A4 APU
Originally came with windows 8.

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Trying to fix my friend's laptop. She claims she was watching a youtube video and all of th sudden the computer started acting up and so she rebooted the computer and now it won't boot past the xp logon scren. Comes up with the error: "data execution prevention; userini logon application" with the only option of close message. windows does not contiue to boot and just sits there. I have tried to boot into safe mode but it only gives the option of booting into normal xp media center. tried last known good config and same results. any ideas?

acer aspire 3050-1594
AMD Sempron 3400+
xp media center
 

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Hi,
I am using ListBox to display last "n" items (say 10000) for a Real Time application. I am receiving around 10 lines of data for a fraction of second from a system. Once ListBox line reaches "n" (say 10000), I am manually removing first
item and adding last item. As data input traffic is more, UI is freezing while performing delete/add operation. Application is working fine if we comment delete operation. Means if we perform only add operation, application is working fine for more than 1
lack lines.
So kindly share the suggestion:
1. How can we display only last "n" items in UI?
2. Any other option is available other than ListBox?
Development Environment:
Windows Forms application with Visual Studio 2015
Thanks in advance.
Regards,
Hari.

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Every so often i get this ....see photo.....
I simply reboot and Windows boots up and appears as normal.

I am wondering why this occurs about once every 2 month for the past year.
My first theory is one of my utilities programs i use, goes wrong and changes something.
(photo is from the internet but essentially what mine looks like)

Also, Windows 10, formally Windows 7


 

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When turning on, the screen will display the windows startup animation and once finished a blank screen. After about 30 seconds to a minute a black screen pops up and asks if i would like to start up normally or run startup recovery. The Normal start up fails and ends up returning to the first black screen. When i run startup repair it says it cannot find a solution. I sent error message and the log said:

All tests performed were successful.
Root cause found: boot status indicates that the OS booted successfully.
Root cause found: bad hard disk: Bugcheck 7a. Parameters = 0xfffff8a000efeb80, 0xffffffffc0000185, 0x1753e08c0, 0xfffff900c0770000.

Each session reported a single root cause which ended up being one of those two.

After that i went under additional options and signed into system recovery using one of the users and selected startup repair again and went under problem details:

Problem signiture:
Problem event name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signiture 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signiture 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signiture 03: unknown
Problem Signiture 04: 21200110
Problem Signiture 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signiture 06: 6
Problem Signiture 07: BadDisk
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

I tried looking up aolutions online but couldnnt find one that was identicle.

I then tried diskcheck using command prompt, under C: /F and /R.

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A:Windows sign in will not open "Bad Hard Disk"

What you need is a new disk. This one seems to be broken. Bugcheck 7a means that an essential Kernel module cannot be loaded. If chkdsk could not repair it, you do not have a lot of options.

Try to save your files (e.g. with Lucid Puppy) and make a clean reinstall on the new disk.

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I have a Hp Mini 210 - 1010NR Intel Atom N450 1.66 Ghz, Intel Gma 3150 netbook with 1 GB RAM. I used the Win To Flash program to attempt to tranfer windows 7 to a flashdisk, but my computer froze while it was formatting the flashdisk. So then I restarted it and after the BIOS it just displays the letter j. Nothing happens if I press buttons except to give a beeping noise. I cant enter safe mode or use last known good configuration. I then used another windows on a flashdisk and booted from it to enter the recovery. I then went to recover your computer but on system recovery options my OS isn't displayed, which is on my C drive. Going to command prompt is useless since I can't select a OS to repair. I heard from somehere that displaying "j"means a master boot record problem. I really dont want to install my os over the old one or worse - format. Please, please help me out, it will greatly be appreciated
 

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I got my dell few days ago. Installed it with Samsung EVO 850 SSD 500 Gb and Kingston 8GB PC3L - 12800 SODIMM.The Windows 10 Home OEM home is installed on HDD 1TB so I decided to use Samsung Data Migration software to clone the data to SSD. However, the OS crashed and decided to install a fresh Windows 10 Enterprise to SSD and deleted the previous OS on HDD using diskpart.Now after Installing Windows 10 Ent OS files. Every after BIOS run, I got BSOD errors "MEMORY MANAGEMENT" + "Page Fault it non paged area" + "IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL" 

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Several of our Windows 7 Enterprise PCs have been coming in with the following message at boot:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:


Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.
Choose your language settings, and then click "Next."
Click "repair your computer."
If you don't have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000e
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.
I know how to repair the PCs.
What I need to know is how to find out what is causing this?  Better if you can point to a smoking gun that is currently causing this.
We want to get ahead of this as we have many traveling users and have now been burned by having the issue happen while they were traveling.  We have also been seeing a couple return customers for the repair.
Any help or guidance on finding the answer is much appreciated.

The truth in truth is a terrible jest. --Blitzen Trapper

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When using IE8 and navigating to a site that requires authentication, a dialog is poped up requesting the username and password. On Windows versions prior to 7, this would not default the Domain to the name of the computer (assuming the computer is not part of an AD Domain), in fact there was no default domain name used as part of the username.

On Windows 7, the Domain defaults to the user's computer, if the username does not contain a domain specification ex not like: "MYDOMAIN\myusername". If you just type in "myusername", then the default domain is explicitly passed. If the site assumes that just the username will be passed, and infers the domain, the way Windows 7 always passes an explicit domain name (either typed as part of the username, or the default computer name) causes the login to not work. In my particular case, we're no quite sure what domain name the web site is expecting (since it expects just a username and infers the domain for us).

In Windows 7, when the "Windows Security" login dialog pops up, how do you tell it to just pass the username, excluding the default domain name?

A:Default Domain in "Windows Security" login dialog

I just started using Windows 7 and I am experiencing the same issue with the default domain in "Windows Security" login dialog? I've been searching, but no solution so far.

Some guidance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
Bud

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OK. I got given a laptop to fix. The problem was is that the O/S was hanging and BSoD. I thought, ok, simple fix or repair will do the trick. I was very wrong!

I tried several ways to make XP boot but failed, I gave up in the end so I created myself an XP bootable disk. Took around 10 minutes to create, all fine, no errors. Put it in the Fujitsu laptop and what a surprise, it doesnt want to boot. So I tested this CD on another laptop, it worked like a dream.

So, my first question is "Why doesnt my XP bootable disk want to load on a Fujitsu laptop?"

Next, I burned a XP iso file onto a disk and tried to boot to get into console recovery. This booted up fine, did my stuff but no help to the corrupt XP on the laptop. So I thought, ok, let me try and do a repair. This started to repair the O/S which was perfect, then BOOM! a pop up message saying "Enter your serial number in...". I looked under the laptop, wrote down the serial number, triple checked it, entered it in and "Invalid serial number".

So, my second question is "Why in the hell doesnt it like a valid serial number?"

Ok ok ok, now your thinking.
"Why dont you just reinstall the O/S from fresh?"
Well, the answer to that is well, the person has family photos on there of his kids and he doesnt want to lose them.
Yes, no back up was made.

My thoughts are on that laptop is that the laptop hard drive is corrupt, a bad few sectors or something.

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A:Unbootable Windows XP disk, "Invalid serial number". All on a Fujitsu Laptop

the xp disk you are using has to match the version of the key,which is a oem version

first slave the drive to another computer and see what you can save from it

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Hi,

First post in this forum, wondering if anyone can help me. I used to have Vista, when I had multiple windows open in an application (and they were combined in the taskbar) the number of windows used to be displayed next to the icon. Now I have Windows 8.1, this feature seems to have disappeared and the only way I can see how many windows are open is to manually count them one-by-one. The only difference when the application combines the windows is that is looks to have 3 windows combined on the right hand side of the application in the taskbar.

Is there any way to get this number back? I think this feature may have been removed from 8.1, but if it has is there a workaround?

Thanks so much for reading and if anyone has any help/solutions/tips they would be much appreciated.

Chris

A:Number of windows when "combine when taskbar is full"

Unfortunately not, it made my life difficult as well. That is the way, that Microsoft "improves" everything.

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Hello there!

I was wondering if anyone may offer any help to the situation i currently have. About 3 days ago, i was on the computer as usual, went to make coffee, came back and my computer had restarted. I thought nothing of it, but when it got to the welcome screen, the only account showing was the Administrator (the welcome screen usually only shows my personal account), and upon typing in the correct password, i get this message:

"The specified
domain either does not exist or could not be contacted"

It's a standard home laptop running XP Pro SP2, so i have no idea why this is. I've read about a bit and have found mixed responses, many of them involving wiping the whole hard drive and starting from scratch (which i'd rather not lose hundreds of hours work and do).

I've tried the blank password, Ctrl-Alt-Del (which only prompts for user name and password, none of which work) and doesn't have a box for location to log on to.

Currently running another boot of XP Pro on a little partition on the side of the hard drive. I can see my files in backup searches and such, but can not access them.

May anyone provide a solution that may rescue my hard drive?

Thanks ever so much for reading, and i'll be truly grateful for help.

A:Major issue with Windows XP, "Specified Domain Does Not Exist"

If you can run windows in safe mode and you remember admin password, then you should be able to log in and change this profile or delete it and create new instead, which should work ok.

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OK, a friend of mine was installing W2k and she has the domain name followed by her computer name during the win2000 network id/ setup wizard. I had her remove it and just put her domain name in "abc" now she continues through the wizard and it asks for the user name,password, domain again, and then where my computer would bring up a pop up box to enter my name,password, and domain for a final time, hers says "domain not found". running ipconfig she has a correct ip. Logging off and logging back on gives just the "name", "password" boxes. Selecting the "option" button only shows her "connect via dial-up" and not a domain, or log on locally option. How do you fix this??????

In advance,
Thank you!
 

A:{Resolved} - Windows 2000 "Domain not found"

Greetings

Um... is she on a domain? Connection to an NT server? With an NT server domain account?

If not, then you can not create a domain using W2K Professional. If she is just trying to connect to your machine, and your machine is not an NT (or Netware) server, that you must do so in a workgroup enviroment.

Cheers

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Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

Every morning is the dawn of a new error...
 

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How can I just have "press ctrl + alt + delete to..." instead of this "Windows Security Button" part added on?

A:Remove "Windows Security Button" from logon screen

I would politely suggest reading this, and perhaps a mild use of the search function in the future.

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Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0x8004FE21
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0x800700b7
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-6FK7P-XQXFQ-J4MP4
Windows Product Key Hash: lNwLB5MBClr7RptLlxdkJ2WJB4I=
Windows Product ID: 00371-168-2952091-85015
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {5CA96619-84CB-4C23-9A86-86035076DCD3}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-8007000... Read more

A:Only 'Administrator' account will logon, then "Windows Genuine" issues

A very rare error, this one!





Quote:
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0x800700b7


Your SFC scan appears to have crashed - or at least any more data after this is missing...

Code:
2014-06-08 01:24:52, Info CSI 000001e2 Ignoring duplicate ownership for directory [l:64{32}]"\??\D:\Windows\Branding\Shellbrd" in component Microsoft-Windows-Branding-Shell-Professional, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-06-08 01:24:53, Info CSI 000001e3 Ignoring duplicate ownership for directory [l:74{37}]"\??\D:\Windows\Branding\Basebrd\en-US" in component Microsoft-Windows-Branding-Base-Professional.Resources, Version = 6.1.7601.17514, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture = [l:10{5}]"en-US", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-06-08 01:24:53, Info CSI 000001e4 Ignoring duplicate ownership for directory [l:62{31}]"\??\D:\Windows\Branding\Basebrd" in component Microsoft-Windows-Branding-Base-Professional, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neut... Read more

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Hi,

I worked through a few different issues already, namely an error about there being a Fatal Error in the Logon Process (lovely BSOD that was..) and then DCOM Process Launcher dying and causing automatic reboots. I ran HijackThis ver.2.0 for grins and got the following output; I was wondering if someone could look it over for me:

----startup list report being------
StartupList report, 8/8/2007, 8:13:03 PM
StartupList version: 1.52.2
Started from : F:\HiJackThis_v2.EXE
Detected: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
* Using default options
* Including empty and uninteresting sections
==================================================

Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MPFSERVICE.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
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A:Multiple "DLL Not Found" Errors on Logon, Windows XP Home

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Hi all,

I'm specifically looking for a way to change the logon screen Windows logo from its (personally) ugly appearence to white (both examples attached), I'd rather not remove the logo because I have it in my head that a plain white logo would match the "Windows 7 Home Premium/Ultimate/etc" text at the bottom of the screen.

I have opened authui.dll in notepad although I'm not too sure if it is possible to edit this .dll with notepad. I really do not want to use a resource hacker program to do it. I mean, I'm quite happy going into the registry to activate my own logon background and as happy editing a picture to fit nicely to my resolution! Hell, I go into the registry to do what most merge a downloaded .reg file to do! I am perfectly happy customizing Windows manually as I believe its a perfect way of being able to undo any problems that occur.

Excuse the length of this post and an apparent rant, I really am hoping that there is an "offline" method of customizing the logon logo!


EDIT: I don't mean the Boot animation. I just realized it may seem so by the attached images!

Cheers!

A:Logon Screen "Windows 7" logo remove/change?

Is this what you are looking for?

How to Change the Windows 7 Log On Screen Background

HTH.

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Hey guys searching searching searching but didnt found the asnwer.
The problem we have alot of users and since 2 months we have 40 pc running windows 7.
Most of them work perfect (after alot of coding) but we run into some problems.
Some pc`s dont run the computer startupscript, we made a policy to run the computer script but on some computers it doenst work.
All the pc are the same, have the same security groups.
We have another policy "Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon" and we have the policy "
Run startup scripts synchronously" 
So again everything works on most computers but some just don`t wait for the network, they skip the policy because the network isn`t ready yet?
Whats happening here?
Update: ok so i figured out that if i add a reg setting (or policy) that it works but i have to wait for 60 sec before the network/pc is ready, were all on the same network some people have no problems some do.
regsetting: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon "GpNetworkStartTimeoutPolicyValue"=dword:00000019
regsetting: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters "DisableDHCPMediaSense"=dword:00000001
Its 60seconds right nog if i put it to 24 sec the startup computerscript isnt triggered! at 60  seconds it works!
So its odd that some pc have no problem and some have to wait for 60 seconds before everything works.....
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Okay first hello and thanks for any info you could provide.

First my screen resolution is 1920x1200

The logon screen is this same resolution, thus the User Account Picture on Logon Screen size looks about 1 inch squared

Is there anyway to change this to make it larger

Note: I'm talking about the User Account Picture not the logon screen

A:User Account Picture on Logon Screen size "Windows 7 Ultimate x64"

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ZeroProfile


Okay first hello and thanks for any info you could provide.

First my screen resolution is 1920x1200

The logon screen is this same resolution, thus the User Account Picture on Logon Screen size looks about 1 inch squared

Is there anyway to change this to make it larger

Note: I'm talking about the User Account Picture not the logon screen


If you're the only person that uses that pc, set a password and it will help make your pc more secure, plus you will have a bigger user account picture.

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To anyone having issues with Crystal Reports 2011, recently, after the 10/17 updates, with the "Logon failed"  issue.. 
Uninstall: 
KB4041678
KB4041681
KB2553338

Once you have these updates uninstalled, this fixes the issue with Crystal Reports 2011 and the error "Login failed, bad password" 

Rob

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Yesterday I started having problems with my Windows 7 Professional 64-bit desktop machine. Here's the sequence of events I would encounter:

I would start the computer, logon normally, and about 3 minutes after I logged on my video would go black, monitor lights blinking like there was no signal, but the power to the system was still running. Each time I rebooted into normal Windows boot, the system would result in the same error.

I tried re-seating all my components to no avail. I also tried unhooking one component at a time, to no avail.

I started trying to diagnose the issue. Event Viewer logs provided nothing except for some generic error codes which I reviewed on EventID.net. I found that booting into Safe Mode worked fine. I found that doing a Clean Boot would result in the error. I found that doing a selective startup with Windows Services only would result in an error. I found that booting with Diagnostic Services only would result in an error.

I tried using a Windows 7 repair disc to repair my install and that didn't work. When I tried to do a full re-install over my existing install, my computer wouldn't stay on long enough for everything to finish.

Finally at 9:30pm last night the system stayed on with a normal windows boot with all services running (with the cd-rom unplugged; I don't think this actually had any impact) for a few hours before I went to sleep. I left the computer on overnight to see if it would last.

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A:Black Screen upon Win7 logon, now result in "Windows Failed to Start"

Since the error did not occur in SafeMode where Win uses a generic low-res 600x800 video driver, but occurred in Clean Boot mode, where your hi-res installed video driver is used, I would guess the problem is a corrupted video/graphics driver. You might try looking for the latest vid driver from the manufacturer website, of your particular machine.

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I'm getting this error msg on Rollback Rx

"you have exceeded the maximum number of authorized activations" Now the application won't work. What do I do? I checked the website and this issue isn't listed.
 

A:Roillback Rx :""you have exceeded the maximum number of authorized activations"

Hi,
Are you using the 'free trial version' ? 'cos that might have a limited number of activations built in. If you're using the paid version have you contacted customer support http://www.rollbacksoftware.com/contact.php ?

Richard
 

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I have started a new thread since it is a long time since this error was discussed.
Below is a simple way to supress the error and somequestions as to why/what MEI is perhaps miss-installed and what it does.

I have just installed windows on an ASUS Z97-P andafter a number of tribulations I began to get the error:-
C:\User\"UserName"\AppData\Local\Temp\xxxxxxLog.iniislost
at Boot and Logon. xxxxxx are numeric digits. Theerror is displayed by a process, "ASUSSetup", in Task Manager which is killedwhen the error is acknowledged.
This problem seems to date back to 2010 and perhapsbeyond. Staring at the message I guessed that there is a format error in it. Itshould read:-
C:\User\User -User\AppData\Local\Temp\xxxxxxLog.ini islost.
There may be a number of similar files in c:\.........\temp\ namedxxxxxxLog.ini. They contain the address of the ASUS MEI driver (managementengine interface), for example:-

[SetupInfo]
ItemNum=1
[MiniInfo]
(1)IniPath=C:\windows\MEI_win7-8-8-1_VER10001204_1-5M\Install\AsusSetup64.ini
(1)State=Success

The file causing the error will not be there, so copyone of the others and call it xxxxxxLog.ini
Be sure to check that the folder:-
MEI_win7-8-8-1_VER10001204_1-5M is in C:\windows\ orwhere ever that folder exits.
The error should not now occur.
This may be considered less dangerous than editing theregistry.
I do not have any idea why these .ini files are in thetemp file, vulnerable to deletion. They could be made ?read-only? I suppo... Read more

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Okay..... I have read about this problem so much and the first thing everybody say's/ asks is "is your copy of windows legit?" YES yes is it then the next "fix" anyone tells you is "just call microsoft and activate over the phone" i just want to get that out in the open because both of those are non issues'

decided to to a mass cleaing of my HD about a month ago so i formatted the drive and reinstalled window's, everything seems to go fine until it brings me to the welcome screen for the first time, try to click on the admin account to log on and i get the error "you must activate this copy of windows with microsoft before you can log on" okay so thats no big deal i guess so i go ahead and try to activate, the sequence of events here is always the same i have tried this 4 times now...
click on activate now and windows tries to bring up the activation screen but its blank and the computer locks up, okay so i power down and try again... same msg comes up but this time it shows me something to read. all the usual info except for the device ID, hmmm try to activate through the internet and it does not recognize my onboard nic, so i power down boot into safe made get the driver for the nic installed and i have internets, okay so i power up go to the activation screen and it will let me activate over the net, mmmmkay so i go ahead and try to logon and i get the same error as before but this time i open the activation screen and it says ... Read more

A:"you must activate this copy of windows with microsoft before you can logon"

Welcome to TSF

Either phone Microsoft and ask for assistance or format and reinstall again. Possible hiccup in the install as I see it too often. You cannot lose nothing as you are not even into the system yet.


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Okay..... I have read about this problem so much and the first thing everybody say's/ asks is "is your copy of windows legit?" YES yes is it then the next "fix" anyone tells you is "just call microsoft and activate over the phone" i just want to get that out in the open because both of those are non issues'




So what did they say?

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I Want To Change"Windows 7 Ultimate" On Logon Screen To Anything I Want Is There A Way To Do That If So How(BTW Id Rather Not Use Tuneup Utlities)

A:Change"Windows 7 Ultimate" On Logon Screen To Anything I Want Please H

Hello Dylan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This may be able to allow you to do this.

Log On Screen - Change or Remove Text Branding

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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