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Accidentally shut down computer during update to 8.1

Q: Accidentally shut down computer during update to 8.1

Hey guys,

I just did the stupidest thing. While updating my computer i accidentally left the charger out. So it shut down towards the end of the update and now when i restart my computer i'll only the see the HP start-up/loading screen and then the screen just turns black and all i see is my cursor. I didn't get any Windows installation cd with my computer and now i have absolutely no idea what to do. Help?!

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Preferred Solution: Accidentally shut down computer during update to 8.1

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A: Accidentally shut down computer during update to 8.1

You probably have an imagine partition as part of your main HDD. To access this you will have to press whatever key your system has indicated as the restore key. If you are unable to determine what key that is then see if you can get a hold of a copy of windows 8 DVD and use that to restore your computer. If you need further help just come back to this thread and either myself or a great deal of others will be glad to help you.

BTW Welcome to the Eight Fourms. . .

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New laptop, it was shut down or closed during the update and now is frozen on the 7 of 8 screen and just hangs there. I cannot reboot and it did not come with a recovery disk. I can't get it to come off this screen at all. I tried shutting it off but an orange light flashes and when I turn it back on it's still on that screen. Since I have no recovery cd or repair CD what do I need to do? If I have to restore I really could care less as I don't have too much on it because it's new. Maybe some photos but whatever. I am so not computer savvy so I have no clue what I am doing. Can anyone tell me what I should do? Thank you in advance!

A:Accidentally shut down laptop during win 7 update

You likely have a recovery partition, even though you don't have recovery disks. You have to find a way to access it and that varies by brand, which we don't know. Probably an F key of some type.

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I tried to shut down my laptop, the "Installing update, do not shut down or power off your computer" screen appears but my battery died during the update. And now when I startup the "Launch start up repair" appears and when i click it, I get stuck on a blue flower wallpaper screen thing and nothing appears. All i can see is the wallpaper and the mouse cursor. How do i fix this?

A:laptop accidentally shut down during windows update

Hello mdzbkr, welcome to Seven Forums!


The easiest first thing to try is a system restore to a point before the failed update, if you can't get into Windows to do the restore, have a look Option Two of this tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


How to Do a System Restore in Windows

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Hey all, hope I can get some help here.

I accidentally bumped my light switch in my apartment, (it controls all the electricity on that wall) and it shut off my computer. After turning it back on I've been getting constant BSOD's and I have no idea how to fix it. I've gotten about 7 of them in the past 2 hours.

I dont know where to start or what to supply you guys with to help me so any advice/suggestions is appreciated.
Thanks!

A:BSOD's after computer was accidentally shut off

Here's some information I collected before it BSOD again.

Attached is System Health Report and Windows7_BSOD_jcgriff2
Thanks

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Hey TSF,

I was performing a system restore earlier when, while the process was occurring, I accidentally knocked the power out to my computer. Now when I turn on my computer it goes to the boot screen where I can choose a normal start up or a safe mode start up. Neither work as when I start it up, it just seems to get stuck at the green loading bar screen.

I also have the option to boot from my recovery disc. But after the "Loading Windows files" screen it goes to a black screen and nothing happens. I'm freaking out because I do a lot of work at my computer and can't get it to work (on my brother's computer at the moment). I also don't want to lose any important files on the computer. What can I do?

I have Vista Home Premium on SP2

Regards

A:Accidentally shut down computer during System Restore.. computer doesn't start up

Do you get any options with the Recovery Disc? If you do look for an option called Startup Repair and try that. It should replace the mbr and other essential boot files for you.

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I was installing Windows Vista Home Premium 64 on my new computer I just built and it was going great until the power somehow switched off and my computer shut down. I turned it back on and it said "Windows had to restart and is unable to continue installing. Please restart computer to reinstall..." Something like that. So I clicked ok and it restarted and went right back to that screen...over and over. Can i wipe my hard drive clean or something like that?
Thanks in advance

A:Accidentally shut computer off when installing vista

Damn, nothing I try works.

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Hello, I cracked my laptop screen and I wanted to hook it up to a VGA monitor and I got it to work. But then I did a system restore to get rid of all files and software and I accidentally shut down while it was restoring and now it won't work with my VGA monitor and I can't see the laptop screen as the whole screen is cracked. Is there anyway to restart the system restore without being able to see a screen? My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5320. The computer is running Windows 8.

A:Accidentally shut off computer during system restore!

Listen, I'm not a tech. I don't want to steer you wrong, but this advice won't involve installing or running anything, so it should be ok. The reason I am replying is your laptop is the exact same model as mine. Have you tried hooking it up to an HDTV through the HDMI port? I sometimes hook mine up to my TV to watch movies.

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Some how I accidentally shut down thence during re-installation, now pc will not boot either from hdd or cd/DVD rom.....help!

A:[SOLVED] Accidentally shut down during re-installation of XP.... Help!

Any help would be great, as I can't do anything right now

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I accidentally shut my laptop while it was restarting now it's jus a blank black screen it will not do anything it's only a couple of months old

A:I accidentally shut my laptop while it was restarting & now ...

Try holding the power button for 30 seconds without the AC adapter, then reconnect power and attempt to turn on




*****I do not work for HP**********click the purple thumbs up button to say thanks**********If I solved your problem, help others by clicking accept as solution*****

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I was doing the initial setup for my new X360 pavilion when I left it unattended for 5 mins. When I left it, it was just past the part where it asked it I wanted to enable location. During the 5 mins it was unattended, my little brother picked up the computer and accidentally turned it off. He told me he promptly turned it back on, and now the laptop has just been circling for 3 hours. All I see is the name I gave the computer, an outline of a person in white on a grey circle, and just dots buffering around and around in a circle. Sometimes the screen flashes black, and it goes back to the screen I just described. Should I be worried that my bothersome sibling messed up the setup?

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my labtop is Samsung window 8, and I reinstall the windows. During installation, like at the last step of installation, after the installation got to 100%, and after it ask me to create name for the computer, and choose a wifi, and some computer setting, the part where the screen switch from different colors, and it has a line saying Finalizing the PC or something, I accidentally close the lid of the labtop, and the labtop just shut down. After it had shut down, I turn the labtop back on, the samsung logo came on, and there's beads rotating at the bottom of the logo, then the logo disappear, and the screen is blank. At first I thought it was getting ready to let me enter the login screen, but it's not. It stay blank. Is it still loading all the information or do I have to reinstall again? Because I thought I finished the installation I saw the 100%...Also, I wanted to know how would I reinstall the window now that I can't enter the system, and since you have to enter the system and click on the button that says "resetting the computer"???? Please help, it's a new computer I've only had it for one month, I really hope is not broken. What should I do???

A:I accidentally shut down the labtop during Installation of Window 8

Reinstall Windows 8. Do not close the laptop or turn it off until you are sure the process is completely finished.
 
What model number is your laptop?

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my labtop is Samsung window 8, and I reinstall the windows. During installation, like at the last step of installation, after the installation got to 100%, and after it ask me to create name for the computer, and choose a wifi, and some computer setting, the part where the screen switch from different colors, and it has a line saying Finalizing the PC or something, I accidentally close the lid of the labtop, and the labtop just shut down. After it had shut down, I turn the labtop back on, the samsung logo came on, and there's beads rotating at the bottom of the logo, then the logo disappear, and the screen is blank. At first I thought it was getting ready to let me enter the login screen, but it's not. It stay blank. Is it still loading all the information or do I have to reinstall again? Because I thought I finished the installation I saw the 100%...Also, I wanted to know how would I reinstall the window now that I can't enter the system, and since you have to enter the system and click on the button that says "resetting the computer"???? Please help, it's a new computer I've only had it for one month, I really hope is not broken. What should I do???
 

A:I accidentally shut down the labtop during Installation of Window 8

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my labtop is Samsung window 8, and I reinstall the windows. During installation, like at the last step of installation, after the installation got to 100%, and after it ask me to create name for the computer, and choose a wifi, and some computer setting, the part where the screen switch from different colors, and it has a line saying Finalizing the PC or something, I accidentally close the lid of the labtop, and the labtop just shut down. After it had shut down, I turn the labtop back on, the samsung logo came on, and there's beads rotating at the bottom of the logo, then the logo disappear, and the screen is blank. At first I thought it was getting ready to let me enter the login screen, but it's not. It stay blank. Is it still loading all the information or do I have to reinstall again? Because I thought I finished the installation I saw the 100%...Also, I wanted to know how would I reinstall the window now that I can't enter the system, and since you have to enter the system and click on the button that says "resetting the computer"???? Please help, it's a new computer I've only had it for one month, I really hope is not broken. What should I do???
 

A:I accidentally shut down the labtop during Installation of Window 8

Duplicate http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/1106343-i-accidentally-shut-down-labtop.html
 

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My PC accidentally shut down because electricity problem while updating to windows 1607 anniversary and when i turn it on its show black screen with restoring to previous windows version text. Whats going to happen ? Is my windows going to corrupt ?

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My laptop will not shut down. When I click shut down, the desk top icons disappear and hangs there for up to 5 or more minutes. It goes to the blue logging off screen and just stays there. I've left it there for the entire day and came home and its still there. I was told that this was a registry problem, and downloaded a trash free scan which gave me a virus. Did a clean install from the OS disk. Still won't shut down and now it won't update either. I've been to the "Am I Infected" forum and got a clean bill of health.
My laptop is a Gateway m-6846, vista home premium 64/32 bit with sp1( 64 bit in this case).
I would be grateful for any help I can get. I'm fairly new to computers, so if there is any other info needed....
Thanks akjim777

A:computer will not shut down and will not update

When it hangs, are you able to right-click on the Taskbar and bring up Task Manager or use Cntl+Alt+Delete to open it?If yes, does it show what is not responding?It could also be your video driver. Try replacing updating thatLook in Device Manager for any yellow exclamation points or red X's Also check the Event Viewer for errors that might be relatedPlease download and run Process Explorerhttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb896653.aspxUnder file and save as, create a log and post here copy and paste into a reply

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i shut down the computer while it was updating and now i get like 10 popups with errors when windows loads, what can i do about this? i tried installing all available updates again but didn't help...

i'm running windows vista

A:Shut down computer during update now getting errors

Hi -

Run Vista System Restore - choose a restore point prior to the beginning of the installation of the updates -
START | rstrui

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I was playing a few games on my XPS 625 and when I went to start up MSN I noticed my computer had the symbol where my shutdown button usually is that said it needed to shut down for updates, needing to go to the store I clicked it and headed to the store.
When I came back my computer was off, as expected, but when I turn it on my screens do not unhybernate and my mouse doesn't light up, my computer runs for about 10-20 seconds and then it starts beeping 6 times in quick succession and then it stays quiet for about a second and then repeats, I took out the CMOS battery for about a minute or two and put it back in, as well as taking out many of the parts and air-canning out as much dust as I could and it continues to beep when I start it up, any ideas how I may fix this?
 

A:Shut computer down to update, came home and it won't turn on

Was there a lot of dust inside the case? You might want to remove the memory and re install it...
 

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Last Tuesday I initiated a windows shut down, after noticing windows update had installed updates.
The '... Installing updates ......  Do not shut off computer ... '
screen was displayed and I left the computer/updates to do their thing ... for the day, as it turns out.
 
Upon returning home that evening the computer was in the very same state.  Feeling I had little choice,
I hit the power button, turning the computer off.  Now my computer will not boot nor can I get into the bios.
When I power it up the fans start, the motherboard beeps once and then the Intel motherboard logo' screen
(the one with the 4 PF/bios/boot options) displays but I can not use any of the options.  It just hangs there. 
I can initiate re-boot with <alt+Ctrl+Delete> and/or boot button, but the same thing happens. Have checked
all connections, reseated the memory but the result is the same  ... HELP!
 
Intel Motherboard DH57DD with i7 processor

A:Windows Update did not shut down computer. Now it won't boot into bios even

Hello -
Is this a "home built" or "Brand name" computer ?
If it is a Brand name, please list the Make and Model
 
Thank You -

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Thunderbird offered an update. I clicked OK to get it and then changed my mind after waiting for something to happen and clicked Cancel. I did this a couple of times. That window is staying on my screen...a couple of hours now... and I can't get rid of it. I tried to shut down computer by hand and it won't shut down.

How do I get out of this and shut down my computer?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Solved: Cancelled Thunderbird update. Computer won't shut down now.

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I have a laptop that's only about 5 months old and runs Windows 8. When I had to pack it up to go, I went to shut it down, and it started doing the windows update. I closed the laptop, packed it up, and left. When I start it back up, I see a screen with two options: Troubleshoot and Power off your PC. When I click trouble shoot, this is what I see:
Refresh your PC, and Reset your PC, Advanced options.

When I click refresh my PC, it says "The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again.
When I click reset, it says, "Unable to reset PC. A required drive partition is missing."
When I click advanced options, this is the screen.

http://i.imgur.com/g1aKNtF.jpg

Sorry for the bad picture. The four options are:
System Restore
System Image Recovery
Automatic Repair
Command Prompt

When I click System restore, it says I need to restart the PC, and select an OS and then select system restore, but I have no clue how to do that.
SIR says "The system cannot find the file specified (0x80070002)
Auto Repair says that it cannot fix my PC. No reason why.

If you need anymore information, just ask. Thanks for any help.
 

A:Shut down during Windows update, now computer wont start

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Updated bios via the insyde bios flash utility from website, now computer will not shut down or go into sleep mode. Screen will shut off, but fan continues to run and lights(WIFI and power buttons) stay on. Also, fan seems to be stuck at always on even when disabled in bios.  Windows 7 w/ dual boot of linux mint. Linux even worse for shutting down, screen won't even shut off and just hangs at page with LM logo.  

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I have Windows 7 Pro, and recently noticed that I haven’t been getting Windows Updates.  (I set it to notify me before downloading and installing).
 
So I ran Windows Update manually and it said that I had 57 items to install.  However, it kept hanging at 0%.  When I cancelled, I noticed that many of the items were listed as “failed” with an 80080008 error code.
 
After checking the forums, I performed the following commands:      
 
net stop wuauservnet stop cryptSvcnet stop bitsnet stop msiserverren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.oldren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 catroot2.oldnet start wuauservnet start cryptSvcnet start bitsnet start msiserverpause
 
 
Then:
 
net stop wuauserv
regsvr32 %windir%\system32\wups2.dll
net start wuauserv
 
Now when I run Windows Update, my update history has been deleted and it hangs at “checking for updates.”
 
I ran sfc /scannow and got no integrity violations.
 
Thanks in advance for any advice. I must have done something wrong above.

A:Windows update-- accidentally deleted history and now it will not update

See http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/616671/what-is-going-on-with-windows-update/page-2 .
 
There are any number of documented topics about Win 7 Windows Update problems...I've tried most of the postulated attempts at fixes and I don't believe that there is any one which accomodates every situation.  Some things that worked for others...did not work for me.  Trial-and-error is the only solution to some situations in life, IMO.
 
Louis

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My mini laptop was starting to install 24 updates. It was on 5 when it was accidentally unplugged & turned off (because the monitor went dark & someone thought it was done). When I noticed the power light blinking & realized the installations weren't done, I repluggled it, but it's been frozen on installing 5 of 24 updates for the last 2 hrs & the computer bottom feels hot & the cord is very hot.

I already pressed ctrl+alt+delete, but nothing happens. I turned the swtich off again & the power light kept blinking, but the screen that says installing 5 of 24 comes back.

How do I get out of this & still get the updates later? Thanks.

A:Accidentally Unplugged During Update Installation

System restore or on boot menu hit f12 safe boot then last good known connection or boot

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Hello,
 
 
I posted this in Chrome, but got limited answers and what they suggested did not work.. I'm hoping somebody here could help me with this issue as written below.
 
Before I clocked in to my job at work, I logged into my gmail to read my email. Something from chrome popped up and I clicked on this. Now my themes, extensions, and settings are on the computer at work. Once click and this has made a big mess. While I was on the computer at work, I deleted all my extensions hoping this would fix things, but it did not. When I got home from work all my extensions were gone from my computer at home.
 
How can I fix this issue? The computer at work is just a time clock for me and one other employee. I'm hoping I can fix this issue from my computer, but if not, I will have no choice but to fix the issue at work.
 
I also do not want to delete my profile in Chrome at work because I don't want to lose my email and personal stuff.
 
 
Please help. I don't know how to fix this issue.

A:I accidentally transferred or imported from my computer to another computer.

See this page on stopping sync.
 
http://www.howtogeek.com/103655/how-to-delete-your-google-chrome-browser-sync-data/

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Hello,
 
 
I posted this in Chrome, but got limited answers and what they suggested did not work.. I'm hoping somebody here could help me with this issue as written below.
 
Before I clocked in to my job at work, I logged into my gmail to read my email. Something from chrome popped up and I clicked on this. Now my themes, extensions, and settings are on the computer at work. Once click and this has made a big mess. While I was on the computer at work, I deleted all my extensions hoping this would fix things, but it did not. When I got home from work all my extensions were gone from my computer at home.
 
How can I fix this issue? The computer at work is just a time clock for me and one other employee. I'm hoping I can fix this issue from my computer, but if not, I will have no choice but to fix the issue at work.
 
I also do not want to delete my profile in Chrome at work because I don't want to lose my email and personal stuff.
 
 
Please help. I don't know how to fix this issue.

A:I accidentally transferred or imported from my computer to another computer.

See this page on stopping sync.
 
http://www.howtogeek.com/103655/how-to-delete-your-google-chrome-browser-sync-data/

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Hi,
I recently bought 2 Toshiba Satellite Pro L300D-138 laptops; one for me and one for my parents. I have been setting both of them up. They both came with Vista, and as Toshiba instructs, I made recovery discs, and then I downgraded to XP.
It appeared to go smoothly enough, but then when I shut down either computer, they would automatically restart. The only way to shut either down completely is to hold my finger down on the power button. What I have taken to doing is allowing it to shut down, then as I hear the fans re-activate, I then hold down the button and it shuts down properly.
At first I thought this was a Toshiba problem, so I checked their website, and I rang them a couple of times. They talked me through a couple of different options, and in 'Toshiba Modem' in the Device Manager, I unchecked a box that said 'restart on standby' or something...
This didn't solve the problem. I rang again, we did other things (sorry for lack of information, but as I now believe it is a Windows problem, I don't really think anything they said or did for me was of much help.)
Anyway, both computers still restarted when I shut them down, so I googled it, and on a Microsoft forum came up with: Right click on My Computer, go into Properties; click on Start up and failure, uncheck box that says 'automatic restart'. I don't claim to know much about computers, but I imagine the point of that little system is that when something is going wrong, the comp... Read more

A:Computer restarts on shut down OR blue screen- 'stop windows has shut down to protect' screen

Hi .Ati2mtag.sys is a video driver, installed for any system possessing an ATI video card/chip.http://www.file.net/process/ati2mtag.sys.htmlHaving possessed various ATI cards previously...I can attest that yours is a fairly common situation. I suspect that the driver has been somehow damaged and needs to be replaced by an undamaged version.What I would do is, once the system boots, remove the installed video drivers (using Device Manager)...then reboot and reinstall the drivers.How to update a Windows hardware driver - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-update-a-windows-hardware-driver/ The STOP0X0000007A noted in the error message...indicates that this is a hardware error. Component drivers are considered hardware, so I would try the uninstall/reinstall for the video drivers.As for shutdown problems...every version of Windows has those. Some have solutions, others are more obtuse. You might take a look at Troubleshoot XP Shutdown Problems (MS) - http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308029 AND Troubleshooting Windows XP Shutdown Issues - http://www.theeldergeek.com/shutdown_issues_in_xp.htm If you read through the links provided, you will see that the suggestions made by Toshiba personnel...followed a known, logical sequence.Louis

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I was removing unused programs from my system and accidentally removed Microsoft Office 2003. Is there any way to restore it or reverse the process?
 

A:HELP - accidentally removed office from my computer!

if you don't have the setup disk then no you can't get hold of "Open Office " its free software will do everything microsoft office will do and its compatible with your office files.
 

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Hi,
Using Vista Ultimate X64 SP2. Shutting down last night I hurried and accidentally hit "Lock this Computer" instead of going all the way over to the actual shutdown section in a few seconds the monitor went black; but the computer kept running.
My dumb question for the day is:
How do you properly unlock the computer and restart windows?
Thanks,
Jakeman97

A:Computer Accidentally Locked at Shutdown

Hi,

Not sure about the specifics for your model.

So, if the screen is blank (in standby or off) & PC is all quiet?

I would press the power button on the pc & monitor to wake them up/ turn them on.

Then go through a normal shutdown process & that should be all that is needed?

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When performing an "Add/Reomve" to clean up disk space, I accidentally uninstalled sound from my computer and I'm now really struggling to get it back. Looks like you good folks have been able to save people in a similar jam before.

I've unsuccessfully attempted a "System Restore" and have also failed to restore sound by installment of both SoundMax and RealTek. In brief: I'm pretty illiterate when it comes to this stuff.

I've got an HP Compaq nc6120
with
Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Can somebody please help me?

Many thanks and much love,

J
 

A:Solved: Accidentally uninstalled sound from my computer - Please help!

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So my computer was running slow the other night so I decided to uninstall some unnecessary programs. Not knowing I uninstalled SigmaTel Audio, which turned out to be my Audio Driver!

Now I have no sound and when after downloading the driver off Dell (or another source) and trying to install it, I get the following message:

"Device Object not present, restart the system and restart again."

I've restarted my computer but still no luck! Even though my computer is running faster, the lack of sound is killing me! So if anyone can tell me what this "Device Object" is and how I can fix my problem, possibly step-by-step, it would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in Advance!

Addition Information:

Model: Dell Dimension E510
Operating System: Windows XP
Missing Audio Driver: SIGMATEL STAC 92XX C-Major HD Audio
 

A:Accidentally deleted my computer Audio Driver!?

Dells usually have a driver disk supplied. Otherwise, you can find this driver at the Dell site.
 

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Upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7 RTM

Okay, so I accidentally hit the power bar switch as in place upgrade rollback started.

When I rebooted, it came up with a few * is corrupt, rollback cannot continue messages, and then was greeted with a command prompt window.

Then, I inserted the Windows 7 install disc and chose "Repair Your Computer". It said it was fixing some hard disc errors.

I tried to boot into the rollback again-no luck, just a command prompt window.

The corrupted data wasnt very important, just some YouTube videos.

Is there anyway to manually start rollback? Please help!

Thanks,
BlasterNT
 

A:Accidentally Powered off Computer right as Rollback started--Please Help!

Why bother? The Win7 RTM (if it is the Release To Manufacturing) would only be functional for the next month or two, anyway. Just bite the bullet and get a real Win7 commercial version.

When you go to install that, it should search your hard drive(s) and tell you what volumes you have and ask what you want to keep.
 

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Long story short: I downloaded ComboFix onto my mother's Windows (Vista or 7, I'm not sure) computer, and yes, I know I'm not supposed to run it unsupervised, but assuming that what I downloaded was an installed, double clicked.

It appears that ComboFix either deleted or quarantined every single application.

When I now try to open any application--from Firefox, to Chrome, to Calculator, it tells me "Illegal operation attempted on a registry marked for deletion."

My little brother tells me that I should do a system restore (and that I'm computer illiterate for not knowing how) but I haven't used a PC for more than occasional internet in a long time (My laptop is a Macbook and my school computers are all Mac and Ubuntu. The last time I used a PC as my primary computer, I think I was using Windows 98.)

Any rate, help please?

A:Ran ComboFix accidentally and messed up mother's computer

Please STOP NOW.
DO NOTHING ELSE TO IT.
TURN IT OFF>

I will try to get you some help very quickly

EDIT there is no one online from security at the moment.
I will try to get this to someones attention but please do not work that computer until then.
Combofix is a complicated thing and as you may have noticed.
Can cause bad things to happen.

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Please help me! I just got a laptop 2 weeks ago and I downloaded something and as i attempted to remove it i accidentally deleted something called intel ..something. and i could not get on the web after that and i trited to restore but that did not work then it said i could turn system restore off and on again to create new point now i cant restore back to before i uninstalled this important "software?' i don't know what else to do .. i have a wireless connection but it says a network cable is unplugged ?? and something about a firewall i think i really messed it up after i uninstalled what that was .. please please help i am waiting for microsoft now to call me back but i don't know if they will charge me $>? if there is another option to restore my computer to the state it was in before i made that idiot move that would be great.
thank you so much for helping

 

A:Solved: I may have accidentally deleted something important off my computer and can't

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Hi guys,
Accidentally i uninstalled my atheros driver from my computer,and not able to connect any wireless network. How to re-install atheros driver back in my computer. My model or version is AR8152/8158PCI-E.Please its urgent!

My laptop is Lenovo G570 and model name is 4334...

A:accidentally uninstalled atheros from my computer how to reinstall it

Hi there Welcome to SevenForums.com,
You will need another computer unless you use a cable to plug directly into the router.
You will have to go onto the Lenovo Website Here: Lenovo Support - Home (US)
Select your laptop make and model and find the wireless card driver. Download and install this and it should work fine again.

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Sometimes after installing maintenance and performing a Restart, the Power options say (Update and Shut down" and "Update and Restart". Windows does not have another Restart scheduled at that point, but the few times I've seen that I decided I'd better do a restart just in case the maintenance needed a 2nd restart. In the 2 times I've paid attention, the shutdown the restart took a very long time (on the Hello screen) - much longer that usual. And the most recent tile I saw this (about 30 minutes ago) the power options still had the "Update and..." label. I have not restarted the PC a 3rd time so I don't know if startup will take a long time again. Anybody know what's going on when this happens?

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Hi

I have a problem with my pc. I have made a stupid mistake. My pc was busy installing windows updates BUT I was in a rush and thought it was finished. So I unplugged the pc and boom it hit me it was still busy installing. Blond moment!

So when I turned it on again the next morning it took me to system restore and I though ok now the problem is sorted because it restarted and everything look ok.

BUT when I shut down it was busy installing updates again so I waited and though ok this is normal and it switch off it self like it was suppose.

The next day I turned my pc back on again and guess what is took me to system restore again. This keeps on happening now. Please help how can I fix this issue???

A:Accidentally switched off computer - busy installing win updates

Hello blouogies and welcome to Seven Forums.

When your computer "takes you to system restore" are you saying it's automatically selecting a restore point for you to use or are you seeing either a restore screen or a recovery screen?



Have you tried to manually access System Restore to select a restore point of your own choosing (option one) to a date/time before the blond moment?

System Restore

If you aren't able to access other restore points I'd suggest running a System File Checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two) to see if your computer sufered any damaged or corrupt system files during the unintentional shut down. If any problems are noted run the scan 3 times rebooting in between each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Please post back if any of this helps or not.

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I have a HP touch smart desktop model: 310-1033 and a netgear router g54. I accidentally pressed the rest button on the router, which now disconnected my Internet. I have time Warner Internet with the modem. I was just going to plug the Ethernet cable into the modem -router - computer, but failed to realize my computer does not have an Ethernet port (weird?!). I am far from tech Savy and this is my only computer. Please help!
 

A:HP touch smart computer/accidentally reseted router. Please help!!!

Mmoore2476 said:


but failed to realize my computer does not have an Ethernet port (weird?!).Click to expand...

According to the product description page on the H-P web site, there is an Ethernet port between the audio output jack and the USB ports on the back of the computer.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=120&prodSeriesId=4273627&prodTypeId=12454&objectID=c02623032

You may need an Ethernet connection from a computer to the router to get the router set up.

EDIT: Corrected URL in link. Also, hi and welcome to TSG.
 

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I was trying to fix my internet I hit the reset network button. And now when I try to type in my password my computer is going into a loop how do I fix this problem?
 

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Hey all. I hate to be the newb who hops on here simply to exploit your knowledge for my benefit, but that's why I'm here. I don't know much about computers...What I have:A Toshiba laptop running windows XP. It's had problems bogging down for a while, but still operates with minimal trouble and manages to browse faster than my desktop.What I did:-First, Firefox commonly bogs the bleep out of my laptop and everything slows down. When this happens I terminate the process (firefox) in task manager.-Because firefox has been the culprit 100% of the time, I've begun (stupidly) locating it in the processes window not by name, but by simply looking for the file which is taking up the most operating space. -Last night this happened. However; I noticed a split second too late that the process I was ending this time was actually different, I only caught a moment to look but I believe it was svchost of some sort.What the problem is:The computer did not shut down but instantly began running differently. I tried restarting and all of the problems were still there. There could be more but what I've noticed so far is:-Actual windows have boxy headers like safe mode (no beveled edge look)-Computer is showing connectivity to wireless, but will not go online. I opened the connection and it showed 0 packets sent and 0 received, doesn't seem good?-Speakers are not be working Though I feel like I could still hear sound, I know some (perhaps all?) computers have ... Read more

A:Accidentally terminated a process. Computer running like safe mode :( please help.

Stopping any process in Task Manager...only stops it until the system reboots...at that time all processes listed begin anew.Doing such...cannot cause any system complications beyond rebooting.So your cause/effect reasoning seems to be wrong.System manufacturer and model?Do you have recovery/restore disks...or such partition?Do you have a MS Genuine XP CD?I suggest taking a look in Event Viewer and noting the base detail for the last 5 errors (not information items, not warnings) listed there. Post the Source Category and ID data for each.How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/ Louis

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Hello all,
I guess I'll start at the beginning: my computer has been acting funky for a while now. For the past several months, every time that I attempted to update my graphics driver (EVGA gtx 670), my computer would boot back up to a 800x400 resolution screen, and it seemed to fail to recognize my video card. So, I just reverted to older versions of the driver, and problem solved.
More recently, I was working in Maya, and my computer gave me an error. Don't remember exactly what the error was, but it was failing to save into the C:/User/Documents/Temp folder. As a fix, someone suggested to update my graphics card driver. So I gave that another shot. I used the NVIDIA control panel to update my driver, restarted my computer, and bam! Same thing again. Computer booted up to a low resolution, only displaying on my primary monitor. However, it actually finished installing this time, and did not crash. I rebooted my computer again, and everything seemed to be in working order. So, I tried Maya again, and unfortunately, it still did not work.

So that is part one. I'm not actually sure that the updating of the graphics card actually has any implications on the current troubles I'm having, but I thought that I should include it.

Fast forward to today. For research purposes, I tried to boot up a game that I haven't accessed in a while. I open Steam, try to open the game, and my computer freezes. Reboot my computer, try again, and it freezes again. I try a few other games, a... Read more

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I was uninstalling some programs and apparently I uninstalled the wrong one and I now have no sound on my pc.

I have a Dell Dimension 3000
with Microsoft Windows XP (Home Edition) Version 2002

Thanks for any help.
 

A:Solved: Accidentally uninstalled wrong program and now no sound on computer

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Hi Need help :(
I accidentally deleted Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows . and now my PC do not boot up anymore.

Is there any way I can restore it ?

Please help

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04-30-11 / USA!Greetings:As a newbie, this is my second post AND a new issue. And one that def qualifies me the right to call myself: "windummy" up here in BC!My first post involved explaining about getting whacked by WIN RECOVERY virus and HOW I was able to fix some things---but not all, etc.I've yet to get a reply. Prob because I listed too many associations to that problem.However, one of the probs was inability to manually update my XP Pro (SP3). The error code for that is: 0x800A0046Also, SR is turned off by initial virus attack and impossible to turn back on or off via roll back options through My Computer icon right click > Properties > Tools > System Restore.I was advised by my retail tech to remove tool bar and re-install IE-8 again.(My main browser is firefox. I Use IE-8 only for MS updates as separate browser).The 0x800A0046 error code in manual win updates still appeared as before. So, THIS is what I did in their knowledge Base Article suggestions regarding this code error as follows:(please click a/o URL copy paste)http://www.update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/showarticle.aspx?articleid=20&ln=en&IsMu=TrueTo make things shorter, they provide x 3 solutions.The first (2) did not work.#3. (Where I discovered Administrative Tools icon was missing from Start / All Progs icon list) is where my life ended.I knew I could access this tool through Control Panel a/o C: / All Programs and did so to follow #3. instructions by Microso... Read more

A:Restore XP Pro User Account accidentally removed in Computer Management > Member of tab.

Just a clarification.Your first topic/post was made 26 Apr in the wrong forum. You posted your comments in the Malware Removal Logs forum...you did not submit any logs, so the post did not belong there. Turnaround for topics in that forum is currently 7-8 days...so it's probably a good thing that you made this second post or your topic would have remained needlessly in the wrong forum.I just moved your post to the appropriate forum, your topic is http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic393718.html/page__p__2221926#entry2221926 .Since you have an open thread/topic concerning a possibly infected system...I suggest that you not explore any other apparent issues on that system until the topic listed above is concluded.Louis

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I made the virus at Easy Virus Creator (google it to know what i mean). I thought the virus would be downloaded so i can easily put it on my VM, but it directly installs the virus and now my computer is infected.
Because I was so dumb,I made contaminations till activation to 5, and i set it to corrupt all files. R.I.P Acer Aspire 8930 :,( PLEASE HELP i am going to cry now.

Do you have an idea where Easy Virus Creator saves the installed malware?
BTW, does it work on Vista?
How to remove it?

EDIT 03-Aug-2010:
Sorry if I posted this in the wrong location.
Forgot to say Thank you in advance.
I use K7 Antivirus 8.0, and scan using Panda ActiveScan 2.0 to security.
OS: Windows Vista 6.1 Home Premium
4GB ram
CPU @ 2.26 GHz

Thank you in advance. This is my last computer I get - - - if that one will break, i will have no choices anymore.
*#^% me, really.

EDIT 04-Aug-2010:
I did this because I thought that I could download the virus, save it on my computer and throw it in VPC.

A:I accidentally installed a virus i made myself, help me! I only have 5 contaminations till my computer is killed.

With the information you have provided I believe you will need help from the malware removal team. I would like you to start a new thread and post a DDS log HERE and include a link to this thread. Please make sure that you read the information about getting started before you start your thread.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient. Help is on the way!

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HELP! In an attempt to install the problematic update MS KB979906 for .NET Framework 1.1 SP1, I accidentally Removed Windows XP component which connects to AVAST Server, Windows Automatic Update Server etc. All my windows-icons and AVAST-icon (orange spinning ball are missing from toolbar) I tried to recover by doing a ThinkVantage Rescue & Recovery Back-up Service then I received an error message but was unable to Send a Report to Microsoft due to "server path not found".Since I'm unsure what was the component I removed from the "Control Panel - Add/Remove Program/Software" I tried googling various download to no avail. I had downloaded NET Framewok Version 1.1 Redistributable Package from off of Microsoft.com but I still could not install KB979906, so I went to the control panel and tried to remove it, but I ended up removing the WRONG component.Please HELP!

A:Help! Accidentally removed WindowsXP Component Unable to Access Windows Update or See Windows Icons in toolbar

Try reinstalling Avast?

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i have a gateway laptop that runs vista home 32-bit and it was doing an update and in the middle of the update it over heated and shut off on me and i turned it right back on and was keeping it cool but my cooling pad and as it was firing up it loaded the gateway screen but when it came to the vista screen the symbol never showed up and it just sat there with a grey screen doing nothing. i hit alt+control+delete and it restard and said it could load the pc due to an error and asked to do an "auto-fix" i ran the auto fix and it says it wasnt able to fix the problem and it says i dont have an OS. What do i do?!?
 

A:shut off during update

What was the exact error message. Was it more like "No bootable device found" or similar.

Apart from overheating I think you may have a failed hard drive, use this following guide to test the drive and I would also recommend that you strip the case off the laptop and clean it out with a can of compressed air. If dismantling the PC is too much to take on then remove all the covers from the underside and blow the compressed air in at every angle you can to clean it out.

Identify the make of your hard drive and then use one of the links below to get the manufacturers diagnostic for ISO CD. Burn the image file to a CD, boot the PC with the disc in the drive and run the diagnostics. You first need to set the CD drive to 1st in the boot order in the Bios setup.
If you do not have an image burner use this free software to make the CD.
http://www.isoimageburner.com/

ExcelStor: http://www.excelstor.com/eng/support.php?sub_id=3
Hitachi/IBM: http://www.hitachigst.com/support/downloads/
Samsung: http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/support/downloads/support_in_es.html
Seagate, Maxtor & Quantum:http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads
Western Digital:http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?lang=en
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Toshiba Fujitsu: http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=SoftwareUtilities#diagnostic
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