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Q: Operating System Problem want to go back to the previous win...

My laptop model is HP 14-r008tx. It was bought from Malaysia. I live in Bangadesh. It came with Windows 8.1. I had installed windows 7 once on the time of installation I have formatted the whole hard disk and partitioned it again. on the time of formation I have deleted everything(like OEM, Restore point etc). Now I am using windows 10 the machine is now very slow that no one can imagine. And there is also many problems with the machine. Now I want to go back to windows 8.1 OEM or Install windows 10 OEM or Ubuntu OEM.Where to go? Or what to do now?Help me wih the issue ..Thanks in advance..N.B: It is impossible to go to Malayasia or other country. I have to solve the problem from here in Bangladesh.

Preferred Solution: Operating System Problem want to go back to the previous win...

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A: Operating System Problem want to go back to the previous win...

Hi, As long as the existing installation of Windows 10 has activated Ok after the upgrade from a previous OS, you can just perform a clean installation as detailed in the guide on the following link. Note: At the activation screen, select 'I don't have a Product key' - Windows 10 will activate automatically once the installation has completed. http://www.howtogeek.com/224342/how-to-clean-install-windows-10/ Regards, DP-K

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i recently got a copy of an updated windows xp, but when i was trying to install it, the key did not work. i stupidly chose to do the initial installation in the same C: partition i was already using. Now, neither my previous os or the new one work, and when i select one in the booting stage, all the pc does is restarts. is there any way i can restore my previous windows edition? i have tried to create yet another copy if my first windows on the same partition and go to system restore, BUT i cannot restore anything. PLEASE HELP ME SOMEONE!!! all i need to know how to do is delete the other windows, and restore my initial version. Thanx

A:Restoring Previous Xp Home Operating System After Trying To Install Windows 64x

Changing your Product Key without a Reinstall to match your genuine Product Key or COA.http://forums.microsoft.com/Genuine/ShowPo...2&SiteID=25 23 May 2006, 6:20 PM UTC Phil Liu MSFT Posts 1,160 Changing your Product Key without a Reinstall to match your genuine Product Key or COA. Was this post helpful ? First, please verify if your COA sticker or product key http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/en/coa.mspxmatches your Product Key being used on your system? You can view your product key with the Genuine Advantage diagnostics tool (at least the last 15 digits) located here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012The Genuine Advantage Product Key Update Tool is only valid for users attempting to change their current non-genuine Product Key to a genuine COA sticker or genuine Product Key ? all without a reinstall! http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=50346&clcid=0x409Good luck! -Phil LiuMicrosoft Security Product Support PolicyTechnical support is available from Microsoft Product Support Services at 1-866-PC SAFETY (1-866-727-2338). There is no charge for support calls associated with security updates. International customers can get support from their local Microsoft subsidiaries. Phone numbers for international support can be foundat: http://support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx

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I want to restore the factory setting of my netbook but it says there is no harddrive and i don't have a back up copy of the original operating system which is windows 7 starter.  what will I do.   Below is the complete detail of my netbook: Model:  HP mini 210-1000product number: WB888EA#ABVserial number: CNF95040MC

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I want to install a new Operating System (It's legal, don't worry. It's Linux.), but when I install it I know that I have 2 options:
1. Keep your old operating system
2. Delete your old operating system.
Now, I sort of want to do both.
I want to back up my entire old operating system on a cd. But, I have a problem.
The CD can only download so much. It has a mb limit of about 750. I really don't want to buy a new cd, but if that's the only choice, please recommend one for me. All help is appreciated.

A:Need help- I want to back up my entire Operating System on a CD

A CD of any size is not the recommended medium to download your OS.
The way to go is to back up using Macrium Reflect on an external hard drive.
In lieu of that use a thumb drive (usb Drive)

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hello i bought a new laptop that come with windows 7 home premium and i want to back up the OS in order to install it later can any one tell me how to do it

A:back my windows 7 operating system

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

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I have recently switched my operating system. I have discovered something that I do not like with it. Now, I want to switch back to Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit. I have an activation key and all, and all I need is the installation disc. Does anybody know where I can get an installation disc for a low price (under at least 100 dollars?)? Please help. All help is appreciated.

A:Help! I wanna switch back my operating system!

If you have a legit product key you should be able to install using an ISO from here

Just scroll down to get the correct Vista you have the license for.

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Since this is my first post, let me thank all those who answer our questions and all the admin(s) who make this site possible

i recently built a quad core computer with the intention of exploiting 64 bits programs but i'm so frustrated with Windows 7 that i'm about to try installing win2000 Pro on the new hardware

the new computer comprise of:

Antec P182 silent case
750W Thermaltake PSU
Intel motherboard extreme edition DP55KG (P55 chipset)
Intel CPU i7 860 (2.8MHz HyperThreads Quadcore)
Corsair liquid CPU Cooler
Kingston DDR3 (2 x 2Gb @ 1600MHz)
Asus ENGTS250 DK (1G ram onboard) video card
Optical drive Asus CD/DVD RW Burner
WD Raptor 10,000rpm for OS (1 x 150Gb)(new & formated by Windows7 during installation)
WD Green Caviar ( 1 x 2Tb @ 7,200rpm)
WD Green Caviar ( 3 x 2Tb @ 5,400rpm)

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Operating System was a charm to install, it did show some of the potential of the new hardward
but the defaults of Windows 7 are retarded to say the less (fit for a 5 yo but a pain for anyone wanting to manage the OS) maybe a great OS for an iPod?

i have been trying to fallow your forum's instructions to change those defaults but i am not getting anywhere near having an operating system that i could be productif. Fact is ; i'm pulling my hair and bashing my head against the wall.

Here what've i tried :

-- selected "Show hidden files, folders, or drives"
-- deselected "Hide extensions for known file types"
-- deleted the library sh... Read more

A:Need i to roll back to Windows 2000Pro to get a smart Operating System

Windows 2000 Pro is no longer supported nor patched by Microsoft. Why on earth would you use it?

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I have Windows Defender and McAfee Security Center anti virus softwares.When I run them they are telling that I does'nt have any virus.But I am unable to Go to previous restore points and many exe files are missing in the C:\Window\System folder."Warning! Spyware detected on your computer. Install an antivirus or spyware removal to clean your computer." error came on the desktop.Whole desktop was white with an orange color box in between with the above warning.Antivirus2008 something like that was installed on the desktop and in the control panel...so 1. first I removed the software icon from the desktop and the control panel.Next I went to System32 and removed the recent files.2, But I was Unable to restore to go to a previous date to get rid of the virus.My System restore is infected I believe.I don't have that much knowledge in this field.So kindly let me know in detail what I can do to remove the whole virus.Yes System restore was working properly before.I noticed this as soon as the the virus came. I have ran the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware but still I am unable to go back to my previous system restore points and system is operation very slowly...Please find the log file here:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:18:56 AM, on 8/20/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system3... Read more

A:Unable To Restore My System To Previous Dates, Clicking On The Back Arrow On The Restore Calender Is Not Working

Hello Ashakins and welcome at BleepingComputer,Sorry to have kept you waiting for so long, but the forums are really busy.If you still need help :Please don't run 2 active virusscanners at once, make a choice and remove the other one completely through Control Panel > Software, along with SweetIM.1. * Clean your Cache and Cookies in IE:Close all instances of Outlook Express and Internet Explorer Go to Control Panel > Internet Options > General tabUnder Browsing History, click Delete. Click Delete Files, Delete cookies and Delete historyClick Close below.* Clean your Cache and Cookies in Firefox (In case you also have Firefox installed):Go to Tools > Options.Click Privacy in the menu..Click the Clear now button below.. A new window will popup what to clear.Select all and click the Clear button again.Click OK to close the Options window* Clean other Temporary files + Recycle bin Go to start > run and type: cleanmgr and click ok. Let it scan your system for files to remove. Make sure Temporary Files, Temporary Internet Files, and Recycle Bin are the only things checked.Press OK to remove them.2. After reboot,Start HijackThis, close all open windows leaving only HijackThis running. Place a check against each of the following, if still present :O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - (no file)O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SweetIM] C:\Program Files\SweetIM\Messenger\SweetIM.exeClick on Fix Checked when finished and exit Hij... Read more

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I am using Win XP, IE 6. When I use the back button it does not take me to the previous page. I have looked at the history list and noticed that there are numberof "doubleclick" items there. When I click back button it backs up one at a time and finally reaches the previous page. Depending on the webpage I am visiting I have to click many times to back to the previous page. This is most annoying. I use FireFox on the same machine and I do not have this problem there. I use a laptop with Win2K and IE 6 and it does not have that problem either. Basically they do not retain the doubleclick frames in the history. How can I fix this on the XP machine. I compared all the internet advanced options with the laptop and they are identical. Thanks for your help in advance.

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I have a multiple operating system and used to get the blue graphical boot menu with a rectangle with the name of each operating system in it. After a few boots it went back to the text menu, and only returned a couple of times. Is there a way to get the graphical boot menu back permanently? It looks a lot nicer. I have XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

A:How to get back the "Choose your operating system" menu

Hello and welcome to the forums archp2008. Boot into Win8, run bcdboot c:\windows

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Hey all! I am pretty new to this kind of Win7 issues, so I hope some of you will be able to help. Story goes...

After few hours of gaming the computer died. (It happened right after switching keyboards.) Now, on every setup BIOS(?) comes up with list of options (F2 enter BIOS, F11 boot options, F6 Flash etc.). After that a black screen with error message comes up: Missing Operating System.

I tried rebooting from USB (since I have no disk-drive) and I keep on getting the answer: Error Loading Operating System.

Any ideas?


A:Missing Operating System/Error Loading Operating System

All unlikely, but possible - (a) your HDD died. (b) your bios became corrupted (c) your HDD boot sector became corrupted (d) your HDD partition is corrupted.

Does the drive spin up when you switch on (feel it)?
Check the bios to see if the HDD is reported correctly and is at the top of the boot order.
Find a bootable CD - an OS installer, or create Easeus partition manager bootable CD http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm and boot from it. What does the HDD look like with Easueus?

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Hi all,

I have just done an upgrade from windows vista to windows 7... not a fan and wish to go back to vista.

However this doesn't seem to be the easiest task in the world!

Can anyone advise?

A:Going back to previous OS?


Originally Posted by greens85

Hi all,
I have just done an upgrade from windows vista to windows 7... not a fan and wish to go back to vista.
However this doesn't seem to be the easiest task in the world!
Can anyone advise?


Well, if you really want to do this, just follow the procedure that you find here:
How do I downgrade from windows 7 back to vista?


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I recently bought a new computer with windows 7 operating system and tried to run my dbase program.
To do that I first ran cmd.com to get a dos prompt.
It read the following way:
I received following message:
'dbase.exe' is not recognized as internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

I was able to run edbase.exe quite easily on windows xp and vista. Can any one help me solve this problem, so that I can run the program on windows 7. I understand it should be able to run 32 bit programs.
Best regards,
Gulab Gidwani

A:Operating system problem


you should that program using DIR c:\windows.old\windows\system32\dbase.exe

The message is telling you that DBASE.EXE is not found in your PATH
echo %PATH%​
You might try
c:\windows.old\windows\system32> ./dbase.exe

Why \Windows.old\windows\... looks like you are attempting to run an OLD program from another system without first installing it on this system

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Earlier today i got the bright idea to wipeout my c:/ drive and i used the system restore to attempt to restore it back to the factory programs and all that...during the restore and error came up and it restarted itself and then went back through the restore...now once the restore was done it went ahead and started up but when it did it came up with the windows error recovery and says... windows failed to s tart. a recent hardware or software change mightbe the cause..then it says insert your windows instilation disk..but i do not have one? does anyone know what i am supposed to do? or what i can do? im running vista basic on a sony vaio

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Hello there (exuse me for my english )My friend has a Sonny Vaio PC, he uses WIndows XP. But, lately the PC doesn't wanna start !! when he click the button to start the Computer we see the bios normally, then a black screen appears with this written on top left " Operating System not found " !!

A:Operating System Problem !!

Good morning .See Microsoft General Guidance.Louis

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I have everything up on my desktop, but seemingly cannot open any programs that require to go online. When trying to open explorer, I get promted with
"Choose the program you want to use to open this file". "Do you want to run or save this file" then it asks Do you want to run this software. I select run, then it reverts back to "Choose the program you want to use to open this file"
also for example
If I open "Action Centre" and select "troubleshooting" I get
Application not found
a lot of times I get
Application not found
This all started after I was advised my computer is infected with a virus.
I can't download any program that I want to use to fix the problem.
I am using my 2nd old slow laptop to access this forum.
Can any-one offer advise on what to do please

A:Operating system problem

If you have access to another computer:

1. Download Malwarebytes:

2. Uninstall your current anti-virus software and replace with MS Security Essentials:

Put the installation file onto a USB stick, or CD. If you don't have any of those, you may put it on Windows SkyDrive (if you have a Windows Live Messenger).

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My laptop model is hp pavallion 15e039tx .my problem is that operating system does not work window not open .laptop screen show stop code INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE.please solve my problem

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Hi, I'm in need of figuring out if my laptop was infected by a trojan, the operating system went kapoot and i need to reinstall it, or if its hardware failure. I used it last night and my AVG caught a "small trojan horse" called cryptbase.dll and after removing it i believe is where it began. My computer restarted and ended up starting up with the acer splash with me able to click f2 for setup. But f8 doesn't work and causes a long beeping noise if i leave it alone it goes to a black screen with a underscore blinking at the top left. i've done some research but, im unsure which route to take without taking some advice for my own laptop. My laptop is a Acer Aspire 5741-3541, Windows 7,intel core i5-450 processor, 4 GB DDR memory, 500 GB HDD. if you need more information please ask because im unsure with what is needed to fix the problem. The solutions i've heard is reinstalling windows 7, or it might be a HDD problem. Thank you.

A:Unsure if virus, operating system problem, or hardware problem

Let ma ask someone to look here.

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Does anyone ever just go back to a previous version of Firefox where everything was working really well or is there always problems on everyone?

A:Going Back to Previous Versions

I stayed with Firefox 2 long after v3 was released because the new version didn't support some of the addons I use. Once they were updated, I upgraded to v3 and everything's working properly now.

What problems are you having with your current version?

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I have a spreadsheet with multiple tabs of names. I could be in any one of those tabs and decide to go to another. I need to know how to go back to the previous tab I was in without having to search for it. Can anyone help me with the code in vbe? I have to warn you that I have never done vbe before so you have to tell me where to type the codes and how. Thanks.

A:back to previous page

This is from the help in Excel 2003
To do this Press
Insert a new worksheet. SHIFT+F11 or ALT+SHIFT+F1

Move to the next sheet in the workbook. CTRL+PAGE DOWN

Move to the previous sheet in the workbook. CTRL+PAGE UP

Select the current and next sheet. To cancel selection of multiple sheets, press CTRL+PAGE DOWN or, to select a different sheet, press CTRL+PAGE UP.

Select the current and previous sheet. SHIFT+CTRL+PAGE UP

Rename the current sheet (Format menu, Sheet submenu, Rename command).

Move or copy the current sheet (Edit menu, Move or Copy Sheet command).

Delete the current sheet (Edit menu, Delete Sheet command).

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I reinstalled vista on this Dell Inpiron 1720 laptop after the owner told me some things were not working right but his wireless net connection was working, After reinstalling Vista, everything else works except for the wireless net connection, the wired connection works, I followed a Dell Tech here last night and tried everything he told me, no change, since I had chosen the format option on the HDD before reinstalling. Is there a way for me to go back to the previous OS?

A:Can you restore back to previous OS?

Yes, there is a way...obtain recovery disks from the manufacturer of the system, if available.
Formatting erased any hidden partitions...which may have contained the files for doing a restore-to-factory-defaults.
Recovery disks may or may not be dependent upon files installed by Dell on the hard drive...I own no Dell systems so I can't say.

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I had Fire Fox 1.5 or what ever was before 2.0. I now have 2.0,and why I don't know but I downloaded some add-ons. I thought they looked like something I could use. But I do not like them or the 2.0

My question is, how can I re-download my previous browser and get rid of the add-ons? I don't see anything of my add-ons in Control Panel/Add Remove Programs? And I can only find 2.0 to download, nothing previous to it?

Also, I use the new tab icon a lot but every time I bring it up it goes away when I re-open my browser the next time. How can I keep the New Tab icon up?


A:Going Back To Previous Browser and....

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I just used ATF Cleaner as recommended by Acklan, and my view of BC has gone totally haywire.I've been to my Control Panel and checked everything relevant that I can see but can't get my old view back.HEEEEELLLLLLP!!!!!!

A:Help. How Do I Get My Previous View Of B C Back

Hello rowal5555
the same software haywired mines too when i was using firefox to my laptop
all i can see is just plain white
did you check the cookies for cleaning?
If so this may be cause of the problem (not quite sure)

I fixed that kind of problem before but i forgot how....
reinstall your browser may do the trick

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I re installed Windows 7 and it doesn't activate my product key, is it possible to undo this re install and go back previous Windows 7 installation?

A:Go back to previous installation?

Quote: Originally Posted by h4mza

I re installed Windows 7 and it doesn't activate my product key, is it possible to undo this re install and go back previous Windows 7 installation?

Hi h4mza and welcome

Are you saying that it wont auto activate online only? You can call Microsoft directly and they will activate it for you with little difficulty.

If you have a backup with the product key entered you may be able to revert back to it. If you have a restore dvd and restore point.

Did you by chance change any hardware between the two installs, and is it an "OEM" product key?
Let us know if we can be of further assistance


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I have a Intel Compute Stick that is running WIN 10 Preview Edition.
I would like to go back to the previous install.
There are 2 files for old Win10 Installs, windows.old & windows.old (1)

When I started to reinstall it gave me a warning "You Must have the password for the reinstalled program!"
I don't have the old Password! Is it possible to recover my present password after the reinstall?

Thanx in advance!


A:Going back to a previous build

Originally Posted by Tully

When I started to reinstall it gave me a warning "You Must have the password for the reinstalled program!"
I don't have the old Password! Is it possible to recover my present password after the reinstall?

After the reinstall you may need to enable the built-in Administrator account in order to reset any account passwords you don't know or remember.
Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

Whatever you do, it would be a good idea to make a system image backup before you start.
Macrium Reflect - Backup & Restore
System Image - Create in Windows 10

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i am using Dell All in One.
Since morning of 03 August, when i start PC it says Preparing Windows and once started it shows
You have been signed in with a temperory profile 
You cant access your files and files created in this profile will be deleted when you sign out. To fix this, sign out and try signing in later. Please see the event log for details or contact your system administrator
Everything saved on Desktop is missing
please help to restore the problem
Even it is not taking connection of broad band line via wifi.

Vikram Vaghela
M 9377890090

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I have to point out I know nothing about computers and really need step by step help as I am a student and cannot afford to take my laptop to a shop.

I have a Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo Mobile V5155. After having it for a short while my laptop slowed right down and had many problems involving the internet. A friend of mine suggested reformatting it. So he lent me a windows xp media disk, as I could not find the original one that came with the computer, and I reformatted my computer. Worked well and the computer seemed to be fine, however my friend did not give me a disk with drivers and system utilities on it, so I was unable to do anything with my computer.

I then found all the original disks, for my computer (which was made by fujitsu and all the disks are official). I decided to try and reformat it with the correct disk, operating systems, twinload cd/dvd. I inserted the disk pressed f12 and it all seemed ok until I got this message:

Twinload Windows XP professional:
-Your configuration is not supported
-none of the required operating systems were found on the hard drive of your system
-remove the dvd and click OK to shut dow the system.

I have no idea what this means. I looked at other threads on this ofrum and I can see that people have had a similar problem, except people were trying to downgrade from Vista to XP, wereas I am trying to load the correct version of XP onto my computer so I can put the drivers and utilities onto it.

Please help!!! If anyone has any idea... Read more

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hi all. i have been hit by the bo heap virus. my mcaffes (on demand) said it blocked it from causing a buffer over flow in internet explorer/iexplorer libraryA.

but i would get the same warning every time i turned on my computer.
now When i boot up my computer it is defaulting to safe mode. even when i hit f-8 and tell it to boot normally it still goes to safe mode.

also i cannot add or delete and programs. it tells me that the installer cannot be accessed

i cannot access the internet on the affected computer.

i accessed the 5 steps on my wifes computer and printed them out i cannot complete any steps with the affect unit in its present condition.

one of the mentors directed me to go through the five steps and post results here.

Operating System: Genuine Microsoft? Windows? XP Home (SP2)
CPU: AMD Athlon? 64 3200+ Processor (2.2GHz, 512KB L2 cache, 1600MHz FSB)
Monitor: Includes eMachines? 15" LCD Flat Panel Monitor(E14T)
(15" Viewable, 0.297mm dot pitch)
Chipset: ATI RS480 chipset
Memory: 512MB DDR 400 (1 ? 512MB) SDRAM (PC3200)
Expandable to 2GB
Hard Drive: 100GB HDD (7200rpm)
Optical Drive: DVD?RW 16x multiformat double layer drive
Media Reader: 8-in-1 digital media manager (Secure Digital? (SD), Smart Media, Compact Flash, Micro Drive, Memory Stick?, Memory Stick PRO, Multimedia Card, USB 2.0)
Video: ATI Radeon? Xpress 200 (PCI-Express? )
128MB DDR shared video memory
Sound: AC '97 Audio, Dolby 5.1 (6-Channel)
Network: 10/100... Read more

A:virus problem or operating system?

i was able to run this off a flash drive hope it helps

Deckard's System Scanner v20070729.57
Run by Administrator on 2007-08-03 at 19:51:36
Computer is in Safe Mode.

-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------

Emulating logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2007-08-03 19:52:11
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 2 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (7.00.6000.16473)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\dss(2).exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.google.com/ie
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.emachines.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=74005
R1 - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Pag... Read more

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Got a message that the computer had to restart. When it started again there was a new message that said: Boot device not found. Please install an operating system on your hard disk. I can't do anything from this point. Yours sincerely Göran Johansson

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my acer 3680 has lost its operating system and i dont know how to get it back can someone help me ?

A:acer operating system problem

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Thanks for reading this post.I am trying to resolve some problems with an XP Pro (updated to SP2 via a retail upgrade disc about 2 months ago) PC. In recent months, several problems have been encountered. Unfortunately, I have not taken any notes, so I will be working from memory. I will provide any additional information that is needed as quickly as I can.Antec server case and power supplyIntel mother boardP2000 processor512 MB RAM with 200 MB currently availableDual WD Caviar drivesLite-On CD/DVDZip driveFloppy driveNvidia GeForce4 Ti 4600 video cardEcho MIA sound cardADS Firewire & USB 2.0 adapterAPC UPS "BackUpPro"The PC has been operational for approximately 3 years. It has been powered down fewer than 20 times during that period. It is restarted daily. No restart problems have been encountered.All drivers were updated since the upgrade to SP2.The BIOS has never been updated.Three internal modems have suffered "hardware failures" within the past five months. The first MAY have been related to a lightning strike. The most recent two, which occurred within 6 weeks of each other, were definitely not related to lightning.No other hardware failures have occurred.I use WinAmp with DFX for listening to MP3s. Playback would skip slightly when the original modem (Compaq server component) was activated. Now, playback skips very badly when any application is started.Shortly after the most second modem failure, PC-Cillin stopped running. I attempted to reinst... Read more

A:Malware Or Xp Pro Operating System Problem?

Hi wizard509 and Welcome to the Bleeping Computer!I dont see much from the HijackThis log so lets look a bit deeper!Download WinPFind: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/winpfind.phpRight Click the Zip Folder and Select "Extract All"Don't use it yetReboot into SAFE MODE(Tap F8 when restarting)Here is a link on how to boot into Safe Mode:http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgen...src=sec_doc_namFrom the WinPFind folder-> Doubleclick WinPFind.exe and Click "Start Scan"It will scan the entire System, so please be patientOne you see "Scan Complete"-> a log (WinPFind.txt) will be automatically generated in the WinPFind folderRun MSCONFIG and enable everything in the startup area. To get to MSCONFIG, click on Start -> Run -> type in MSCONFIG -> click OK!Under the "General" TabMake Sure "Normal Startup-load all device drivers and services" has a green tick by itClick Apply->Close->Follow the Prompts to RestartRestart Normal and Download and Save Blacklight to your desktop:Double-click blbeta.exe then accept the agreement, leave [X]scan through Windows Explorer checked, click > scan then > nextYou'll see a list of all items found. There will also be a log on your desktop with the name fsbl.xxxxxxx.log (the xxxxxxx stand for numbers).Copy and paste this log in your next reply. Don't choose the rename option yet! I want to see the log first, because legitimate items can also be present the... Read more

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All of a sudden I am experiencing these failures:
no right-click
no drag & drop
no single click, have to use "open"
cannot work in Excel
system running slower indeed

Have run everything, disc clean up, defrag, AVG, a2suared, Adaware SE, eweido, SpyBot S&D, Keylogger.

Please tell me I need a new mouse!!! I have a Microsoft Intellimouse scroll.

Many thanks


A:Operating System or Mouse Problem?

NEW Mouse!

How often do we spend hours searching eh?

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I own both Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional. I had some issues in the past with memory and in troubleshooting sed problem I erased my Professional Edition in place of my Home Edition. Basically the games I was playing had worked in the past on the Home Edition so I thought I had operating system problems. Anyhow, I fixed the memory problem and all games ran fine again. Wanting the newer Professional Edition back on the computer instead of the older Home Edition I decided to do a clean install with my Pro Ed. However, when I loaded up the Pro Ed, I must have skipped a major step and now have both operating systems on the computer. My question is, is there a way to erase the original home operating system and keep the new Pro Ed operating system without doing a compete clean install?

A:Dual Operating System Problem

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hi, i just bought a new pc.. it had vista on it so formatted fully.

i booted xp from cd and installed. after the blue screen installation my pc rebooted as normal.

when it loaded up a message says: problem with operating system

nothing else..

any help please.

A:problem with operating system message

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I have windows 7 home basic installed in my laptop. While browsing suddenly i got a blue screen with some information showing - "collecting crash dump...." and the system got restarted automatically. I am facing with this problem more frequently.

Please help me in resolving the problem.

Please its urgent!!!!!!


A:Problem with windows 7 Operating system

Welcome to TSF!

Please carefully follow the BSOD Sticky instructions here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html so that we have some data to work with.

(I'll move the topic into the BSOD area of the forum, don't worry, you'll be automatically redirected there.)

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Hello guys.tonight I lost the icons on my operating system.after I use ad aware pro the program tell me if I need to erase something after reboot my system.i click yes.that was my bad move.after reboot the only thing I can see is the screen saver without the files.next the welcome word next to my picture and my name.below the name I read 7 unread mail messages.i click that but the system cant go up.the only thing that said is logging of and saving your personal settings.dont see my system and files.very bad for me.i really care all the thing my hard disc have.any helps are welcome.thanks for the attention.i always admire the brilliant people. i have windows xp.gateway 500xl.2.4gh 256ram

A:problem with my operating system after reboot.

Boot up in Safe Mode.

Use the System Restore function to restore the operating system to a date prior to the event that caused the problem.

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One day few weeks back I turned on my home built comp. and It stated that there was a file missing. And this wasn't the first time I got this error. But I knew what to do, format and re-install windows. (kept a back up hard drive for all my files since this happens every 3- 4 months) But this time, when I try to install it, the setup procedure stated that there was a file that I couldn't install, actually there were several. It gave me an option to either retry or skip this file which could result in a malfunctioning os. I had no option but to skip it. And when it was done, it rebooted and a blue error screen message came up. I have re-formatted and re-installed at least 4 to 5 times, the hard drive is not the problem and neither is the disc. I have a dell laptop, and I used the os disc that came with it, the same error came up. I even changed the cd-drive from which it was reading the cd from, but no luck or results, techguy please help

A:Solved: Operating system problem

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Hello everyone. Ive been having a sustained and frustrating problem with my PC. To cut a long and very infuriating story short the drive letter was changed on my pc meaning that windows xp professional wouldnt load up. Ive tried a number of different fixes but in the end backed up my hard drive to a friends pc and then decided to start from scratch.

I ran the windows 98 boot disk to format the drive so that I could then reintall windows. When I used that floppy disk it made me partition the drive. After doing this I now only get a message saying 'Problem loading operating system'. This happens with the xp cd in as well. I have checked the boot priority in the bios and everything is fine there. At no point do I get the 'press enter to boot from CD' message either. I just want to reinstall xp and start again, Im not bothered about losing anything on there as Ive backed it all up. Any suggestions?

A:Problem loading operating system

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i have been hit by the bo heap virus. my mcaffes (on demand) said it blocked it from causing a buffer over flow in internet explorer/iexplorer libraryA. i would get the same warning every time i turned on my computer.

i tryed using superspykiller home version now my computer is locked up and will only boot up in safe mode.

my computer is a 2 year old e-machine model w 3410 3200+

A:operating system or virus problem?

Hi Dano50 !

Follow the HJT link in my sig and go through the whole 5 steps process. Post your final log in the HijackThis section where security techs will review it. It can take some time before you get an answer from them as that section is often overcrowded, just be patient. Once they'll start reviewing your log you'll have quick feedback.

You can also check this thread :

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The only thing I want to verify before I do is, Win 7 is supported until 2020 Correct?? meaning there will be patches & updates etc.

A:If you read my previous post you know I am going back to Win 7

Hello Ron,

Extended support for Windows 7 ends on January 14, 2020.


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I am running Vista Home Premium Edition with Internet Explorer 8.

Up until recently, I had the sidebar of my FAVORITES organized as follows:

A.) I dragged the ones I used the most into a group at the top of the

B.) I dragged some of the others into groups of similar types so they
would be easier to find.

C.) The REMAINDER were listed in the order in which they were created.

The last couple times I opened IE, the sidebar of my Favorites were organized
alphabetically (I had done nothing to ask that they be listed alphabetically).

If I add a new favorite, it adds it to the bottom of the list (does not put it in
alphabetical order).

Is there any way to restore the organization of my Favorites to the way I
originally had it (without moving each one manually)?

Also, if I do get my Favorites back in the order I want them, is there any way
to save or print out the order of the list so that if they get disorganized
again, restoring the order I want will be easier to do?

Thanks, in advance for your help!!!

A:Can I get my PREVIOUS organization of Favorites back?

I havent found one. Every time I import or export them they do that.
There are some progs. around that help to maintain favs. and you may have better luck with one of those.

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does anybody know why I can find previous versions of all the documents which have been backed up, but if I try to get a previous version of the folder which contains those documents, I get this message :

there are no previous versions available

none of my folders, but for C, seem to have previous versions available
I store my documents on a second hd, "D" - no previous version available for D, only for each individual document it contains....

A:window back up and previous versions....

no one has a clue ?
really ?

the question again : I regularly use window back up and can find previous versions of all my documents but not of the folders.... why ??

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Anyone know how to get the Previous Versions Tab back for C: in Windows Explorer. It is quite useful, I hope it doesn't disappear...

Windows Dev. Preview 8102.101

A:Turn Previous Versions tab back on?

Hi, Wincomelately! Welcome to the Eight Forums!

Remember, this is an early beta and if you haven't updated an installed program, you're not going to get that option.

You might want to do an update on your Dev Preview, though, as you should be on .109.

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Hey there,
Currently i am running windows 7. I recently got a Windows 8.1 installation disk and wanted to try out that operating system.

But before i do, i wanted to make my usb into a recovering device so that i can use that as a recovery device if things start to go south. I dont care about the softwares and programs installed i can install them again without a problem. I just want a foolproof method that will not even touch my D and E Drives just install it on C. I dont have a DVD writer so it all has to be done with usb.

question-1 : Which option will be the best to do that, to create a recovery usb that is?

question-2 : How to do that?

question-3 : I have an 8 GB pendrive, The windows 7 iso file is around 4 GB and Windows 8.1 x86 is 2.6 GB, summing up to less that 7 gb. they are separate iso files. can i burn them both on to the same usb using tools like windows 7 usb tool or rufus etc so that when i am booting from that usb, i have a choice to load or install which iso image?


A:How to set up your USB as a restoring device to go back to previous OS

YUMI should do what you want.
YUMI ? Multiboot USB Creator | USB Pen Drive Linux

I thought there is a tutorial, but can't find it.
It supports Windows OSs...
I found this thread, read through it, it should help.
how to create multi-boot USB?

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I need help to try to restore my orignal windows over the weekend I tried to update my HP laptwop to a window (10) and now it keeps blicking off and on say attemptiing to restore previous software but it has not restored anything please help.

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I am unable to get back to the previous chat session in HP Support Assistant having a case number: 3030184796

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