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Q: Laptop won't turn on and when it does it says preparing auto...

Laptop won't turn on and when it does it says preparing automatic repair and automatically shuts off

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Laptop wont open its been two days and this is a third time its happing

A:Laptop stuck on "preparing to configure windows do not turn ...

Hi @sibongamafuleka,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts, and other support personnel. I understand you are having an issue with the computer not starting. I will be glad to help you. Please post the full product number and operating system in use on your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Is the Windows Version on My Computer 32-bit or 64-bit? Please get back to me and I will do all I can to help.

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Laptop Model : Asus N550JV
OS: Win 8.1
Previously I shut down my laptop, win button + x -> shutdown, the laptop turns off and then reboots itself. I've had no choice but to turn it off cold. I've also turned off 'fast boot' and changed the power settings so that shutdown means shutdown - not sleep. I've even reset the UEFI to default settings. I've stopped letting anything be able to wake the Laptop; wake-on-Lane disabled, magic packet disabled, packet match disabled and still the problem persists.The one thing I haven't done is set fast boot off on UEFI. As a result it seems I may be infected.
 
Previous thread in Win 8 forums:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/523088/cant-turn-laptop-off-win-auto-restarts-on-shutdown/#entry3281597
 
Am I infected? : http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/523424/cant-turn-laptop-off-win-auto-restarts-on-shutdown/#entry3281600
 
Sorry couldn't post a DDS log - won't run on Win 8.1 
 
MBAM log: 
 
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.75.0.1300
www.malwarebytes.org
 
Database version: v2014.02.07.04
 
Windows 8 x64 NTFS
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.16476
Haroon :: HAROONPC [administrator]
 
07/02/2014 12:33:43
mbam-log-2014-02-07 (12-33-43).txt
 
Scan type: Full scan (C:\|D:\|)
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 356604
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 16 minute(s), 33... Read more

A:Can't turn Laptop off. - Win auto restarts on shutdown

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Laptop Model : Asus N550JV
OS: Win 8.1
Previously I shut down my laptop, win button + x -> shutdown, the laptop turns off and then reboots itself. I've had no choice but to turn it off cold. I've also turned off 'fast boot' and changed the power settings so that shutdown means shutdown - not sleep. I've even reset the UEFI to default settings. I've stopped letting anything be able to wake the Laptop; wake-on-Lane disabled, magic packet disabled, packet match disabled and still the problem persists.The one thing I haven't done is set fast boot off on UEFI. As a result it seems I may be infected.
 
Previous thread in Win 8 forums:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/523088/cant-turn-laptop-off-win-auto-restarts-on-shutdown/#entry3281597

A:Can't turn Laptop off. - Win auto restarts on shutdown

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Laptop Model : Asus N550JV
OS: Win 8.1 
 
 
Previously I shut down my laptop, win button + x -> shutdown, the laptop turns off and then reboots itself. I turned off 'automatically restart': http://www.pcworld.com/article/2050341/what-to-do-if-your-pc-shuts-down-and-automatically-reboots.html
 
Now the laptop doesn't turn off, screen goes past the 'Windows is shutting down' goes black and the power button (physical) remains lit - after 10 minutes. I've had no choice but to turn it off cold. I've also turned off 'fast boot' and changed the power settings so that shutdown means shutdown - not sleep. I've even reset the UEFI to default settings. The one thing I haven't done is set fast boot off on UEFI. 
 
Any ideas? Thanks. 
 

A:Can't turn Laptop off. - Win auto restarts on shutdown

Run powercfg /lastwake in the RUN window and it should tell you what is causing the reboot. It's mostly likely a driver issue, so I would make sure everything is up to date.

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I use my Lenovo B50-80 Laptop as a server (Ubuntu Server OS). I need it to auto-turn-on when power supply appears. Probably this issue is relevant to the BIOS.

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I was initially faced with the Preparing Auto repair loop and having followed previous solutions to posts am now at the" EFI Network 0 IPv4 (68-F7-28-4D-1A-9E) boot failed" stage.So far: i have renoved battery and charger, pressed button for 20 seconds, plugged in charger, pressed button fpr 10 seconds, turned on alptop and entered BIOS, pressed F9, saved and restarted.....no differenceDownloaded windows onto usb and tried booting that way. have tried upgrade and advanced options but get stuck as it says drive O has no space (0).I have checked BIOS and HDD is not detected Any ideas?

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My Aspire V5 turned itself off. When powering up again a message briefly appears saying there was a problem and then that it is preparing auto repair. The screen goes blue and that is all that happens. . It seems to be stuck in a loop. Help!

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In my quest to update my HTPC hardware whilst keeping MediaCenter for OTA TV DVR as long as possible I have had some adventures with 8.1. First just figuring out what combination of OS and upgrades are necessary to have MediaCenter. You can read that thread in Win 7 if interested.

But in doing this I first bought Win 8.1 Pro, which turned out not to have MediaCenter. I did the initial install but never activated it and I have since sent that back to Amazon. So I intend to start fresh again with Win 8.1 (non-pro) and add the Pro Pack upgrade to get MediaCenter.

Wanting to start fresh when the Win 8.1 comes I pulled the SSD and put it in my other desktop and did a full format to remove the non-activated 8.1 Pro install. But when I put the SSD back into the HTPC it keeps prompting me to repair Windows... this is what I was hoping to avoid when I reformatted the SSD.

So, hoping that when I boot from the new Win 8.1 DVD it will replace whatever trace of the previous non-activated install remains? And how can there be a trace of the previous install after a full hard format?

A:Preparing auto repair - after I formatted the OS disc?

Do you have a secondary mechanical HDD installed on the computer? Did it previously have Windows installed on it? If so, it may have the Hidden System Reserved Partition on it, this holds the Boot information for the computer. If you installed Windows 8.1 on your SSD and left the old HDD with the System Reserved partition on it, then Windows would use that partition for the new install for the boot info.
Unplug this HDD when installing Windows 8. When you boot off of the new Windows disc, choose your language, then Custom install, on Where to install Windows choose Drive Options, and Delete All Partitions on the SSD, so the it is all Unallocated Space. Then go next. Windows will create the partitions it needs included the System Reserved and Format them automatically on the SSD. Once Windows is installed and Media Center is installed and Updated, then you can attach the old HDD for data.

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In my quest to update my HTPC hardware whilst keeping MediaCenter for OTA TV DVR as long as possible I have had some adventures with 8.1. First just figuring out what combination of OS and upgrades are necessary to have MediaCenter. You can read that thread in Win 7 if interested.

But in doing this I first bought Win 8.1 Pro, which turned out not to have MediaCenter. I did the initial install but never activated it and I have since sent that back to Amazon. So I intend to start fresh again with Win 8.1 (non-pro) and add the Pro Pack upgrade to get MediaCenter.

Wanting to start fresh when the Win 8.1 comes I pulled the SSD and put it in my other desktop and did a full format to remove the non-activated 8.1 Pro install. But when I put the SSD back into the HTPC it keeps prompting me to repair Windows... this is what I was hoping to avoid when I reformatted the SSD.

So, hoping that when I boot from the new Win 8.1 DVD it will replace whatever trace of the previous non-activated install remains? And how can there be a trace of the previous install after a full hard format?

A:Preparing auto repair - after I formatted the OS disc?

Do you have a secondary mechanical HDD installed on the computer? Did it previously have Windows installed on it? If so, it may have the Hidden System Reserved Partition on it, this holds the Boot information for the computer. If you installed Windows 8.1 on your SSD and left the old HDD with the System Reserved partition on it, then Windows would use that partition for the new install for the boot info.
Unplug this HDD when installing Windows 8. When you boot off of the new Windows disc, choose your language, then Custom install, on Where to install Windows choose Drive Options, and Delete All Partitions on the SSD, so the it is all Unallocated Space. Then go next. Windows will create the partitions it needs included the System Reserved and Format them automatically on the SSD. Once Windows is installed and Media Center is installed and Updated, then you can attach the old HDD for data.

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Hi, got stuck in preparing auto repair screen.Even F11 doesn't work. Did a fast system test and find out that Harddrive short dst check failed.Failure id: GUVWS8-74383X-MFPV61-60R703Appreciate if someone can help.

A:Stuck in preparing auto repair screen

Hi!, @ayhan203: Welcome, to Forum !. By the present error, IMHO, is fail, of HDD. You needed call, to Center, of Support and Assistance of HP, more near, your home, from ... http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Android/Phone-Assistance-in-the-world/td-p/5038024

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Hi there,

I am at my wits end. I have tried everything on the net and I'm still left with a blue screen that goes into a loop whenever I start up. I've tried booting up in safe mode but Lenovo C20 machine does not seem to recognize the Fn+F8 or F8 (the only key that works is F12 which takes me to the boot menu in Lenovo). What do I do from here as I'm clueless. My screen at the moment is frozen on Diagnostic starting... (It's been like that now for the last 5 minutes). Switching this off will just take me back to the loop. I am losing valuable time and money trying to sort out. Can someone please, please help as I'm slowly giving up!
 

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I bought a laptop not too long ago but im not sure what product name it is, For some reason i turned on the laptop and it took me to this screen that said HARD disk error and you had to press enter to go past it, and then now whenever i want to restore by going to this menu by f11 it wont let me.It also does the preparing automatic repair after i go past the hard disk error.Please help me because its really bothering me and no i dont mind losing all my files if i restore my product. Thank you

A:SMART Hard Disk error and Preparing auto repair just turns t...

Hi Noor_, I am not sure what functions does your product got but If applicable, you should do steps that i shared below; If Device gives a Smart Disk Error, you should find failure ID and contact with HP Support for your country. For Hard Disk Check; > Turn off to computer> After press to Power button to Power On, you should press quickly to ESC key for many times> While Start Up Menu comes, you should press F2 for System Diagnostics> After then, you should select Component Test > Hard Drive Tests > Long DST> If your device has defective hard drive, test will give result as failed and please take a note failure ID that appearing on screen then call HP Support for your country    Thanks,  




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Hello;
i have windows 8.1 on my laptop;
i deleted a windows update by mistake , i cant remember the updat's name;
after reboot i have this message 
Preparing To Configure Windows. Please Do Not Turn Off Your Computer.
system protection is disabled on C:
plz help me .

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Ever since I did a scan on my computer's OS (C) my PC always resets or does some weird thing where its hidden all my applications in random areas. I try resetting it or shutting it down then turning it back on, then I sign in and it pops up with 'Preparing Windows' it happens every time and it changes my desktop background and acts as if its my first time using it... Please respond with help people ?

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Yesterday, I was presented with 21 updates. After installing the updates, it gave me the message shown in the subject. Hours later, the message is still there so I went into safe mode and restored to an earlier date but the updates want to install again so I tried again. Same thing. I tried several times last night and again this morning.

Last night I set up update to ask me and this morning Windows scolded me for doing it.

Anyway, I am once again stuck at Preparing to configure Windows, etc.

I have a feeling that if I let it go for a week nothing will happen.

Please, someone, get me out of this mess.

My "low end" Windows 7 computers updated with no problems.

Thanks

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Preparing to configure windows Stuck

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I have a del latitude 620 laptop it was a Dell XP professional install when I bought it the guy. It put on windows 7 just a quick install the hard drive was outdated the memory card or RAM stick was only 0.5 Mb memory I am trying to see if when I put a new RAM which I have got a ram of 500 gb that I am buying for my computer and I've just bought a two GB RAM memory card and I was wondering if somebody can tell me which would be the best I want to install home Premium windows 7 onto my laptop it is a older model 2000 model I'll post a picture with it I want I want to know if a 64 bit or a 32 bit which one would be better for my laptop

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With only 2GB of RAM, 32bit is the better solution. Did you check whether your new RAM Dimm is compatible with the mobo. You can have it checked here:

systemscanner | United States (USD)

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My brother was doing something on iTunes, think unlocking a iPhone or something but when i came home and turned it on, it came up with Windows logo but then saying Preparing PC for first use and then a error comes up saying Windows needs to restart to continue installation. It restarts and does it all over again. I tried going into safe mode to do a system restore but comes up with same msg of preparing pc for first use and needs to restart. All i can think is something has corrupted the boot up and need to repair it but not sure where to go for it. There is a recovery option on the laptop from sony but that says it restores your laptop to factory settings, would that mean i would lose all my data.

A:Sony Laptop keeps restarting with Preparing PC for First use

Boot into System Recovery Options to run Startup Repair repeatedly, report back results.

It should automate many tests and fixes, including System Restore and System File Checker - but you can also try to System Restore from the Options list manually to a point before the problem existed.

At any time you can copy out your data using the Win7 installation DVD or the System Repair Disk: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console.

If Repairs fail after copying out your data you can run full Factory Recovery from its partition using the hotkey given on first boot screen or in your Manual available by googling, or using Recovery disks if you made them.

Otherwise you can download a Win7 ISO to get a superior clean reinstall of just the OS, following these steps to get it perfect: Reinstalling Windows 7

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I've got a 4 year old IBM Thinkpad i Series 1400 laptop that I want to give to my 7-year old grandson. I recently purchased a new laptop for myself to replace this one, and thought he might like the old one to learn on.

I will remove all my personal files from it, but am afraid to wipe the HD and reinstall the OS because I never got a Windows 98 CD with this machine. I got the little book with a product key number on it, but no disk. I have a Win 98 disk from another PC I bought around the same time...could I use that one?

This is the first computer I've ever given to somebody else, and even though it is going to people that I totally trust, I thought it might be nice to give it to them with all my old stuff wiped off of it, as if they got it brand new. What are the steps involved in doing this, is it risky, and can I use the Win 98 CD from my other computer?

Thanks for your patience with my ignorance.
 

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Dear

​the laptop:
Acer travelmate 4672WLMi
MFG.DATE: 0608
Travelmate 4670 series
Model NO.: ZB1


original OS
windows xp professional SP2
Acer does not support this laptop according to the list on their website. All laptops not mentioned on the list are not supported.

I assume this means I have to find out for my self? or it's a confirmation it will not work at all?

According to acer site these are the minimum needed on the laptop:

Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster ( laptop has 1.66GHz, genuine intel(R) CPU T2300 (2 CPUS, x86 family 6 model 14 stepping 8 ) )
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bits) or 2 GB (64-bits) (laptop had original 1 GB(supports dual channel), but is doubled to 2 GB. one is samsung 1GB 2Rx8 pc2-4200S-444-12-E3, other is kingston kvr800D2S6/1G 1.8V )

I assume OS (XP) is a 32 bit version as I don't see anyware 64bit nor 32 bit mentioned).

Free hard disk on hard disk: 16 GB (32-bits) or 20 GB (64-bits) (as windows xp does not give right for a free windows 10 , I have to buy one. so plenty of harddisk space (44,3GB (C drive) and 44.8 GB (D drive ), total disk: 93.16 GB.
Grafics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM-device driver ( laptop has a ati mobility radeon X1400 card, memory 512 MB. directX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904), I can't find anything about a WDDM-device driver).

A Microsoft account (is this obliged? I prefere a local account for the moment).
And internetconnection (I assume this is for those who can download ... Read more

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I left my laptop (HP Pavilion 17-g121wm; Windows 10-64 bit) on but unplugged overnight, and when I woke up, the fan was loud, so I went to see what was up. It's certified refurbished (from Amazon) and I've had it for only about a week.I open the lid and it's on this loop of "preparing automatic repair" messages. It goes to the HP logo screen (with spinning wheel animation), then to black, then to these blue error messages (alternates messages each time), the back to HP logo screen and so on. I read that it could be something to do with driver errors. I did update my video driver and I think my audio driver (but not sure about audio). Some are" stop codes" as labeled, some are "what failed" codes.Kmode exception not handled.Stop Code: System thread exception not handled.What failed: netio.sys (paired with stop code above)Stop Code: Page fault in nonpaged area.ACPI.sysKernel security check failureIRQL not less or equalBad pool header (only saw this one once, but all the others a few times each).fbwf.syswdf01000.systcpip.sysI did not make a system recovery disk, as I only had it a week so far, and did not figure I actually would need one so soon! Thank you if anyone can help.

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Hey everyone,

So I have a school laptop. They overloaded the stupid thing with so much crap software. I've been able to uninstall/disable services I don't need. But I can't for the life of me get rid of this stupid hang. During startup it will hang for 10 to 20 minutes on messages such as Preparing Network Connections. Anyone have any ideas what this could be? I'll try just about anything at this point. This is a huge hassle to go through every time I have to restart. Thanks in advance!

-G
 

A:Laptop Hangs at 'Preparing Network Conn...'

it may be looking for network drives - if you have drives set up to always connect - then during startup it looks for those drives and allows time to timeout - that maybe the delay

have a look under windows explorer how many drives are there networked

Also - does it work correctly (ie time toload the network) when connected to the school network
 

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I have a HP Compaq Presario Vista OS CQ60-220US Notebook. I bought a new laptop and now ready to sell the Compaq. I would like to know how to make a clean sweep so that nothing at all remains on HD or system, including temp files because I owned this computer for quite a while and I do not want someone into my personal data.

Would someone here please either give step by step procedure on how to do this, otherwise, maybe you can direct me to an HP link to follow their directions. BTW, if anyone is interested, I am selling this for $150. It's in great shape. I'm selling only because I have a new laptop.

Thanks!
 

A:Solved: How do I reformat my HP laptop, preparing to sell

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 Hello HP user !   I made a Recovery  DVD Disk for my HP  laptop from ( 1 to 5 disks)  in that order windows note 8 or Laptop r...My daughters has the same laptop  ass well .  When  I  start the laptop a blue screen comes up with hp automatic preparing  to repair error. I have tried everything  that I can think  of to get to the desktop and cannot because it is stuck on the blue  screen. I did the F11 Recovery Key  and it dose not seem to help.  I also tried the HP recovery disk.. I can not get screen to change so that i can put it in safe mode to install it on her computer....  Please tell me what I am doing wrong.

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my laptop charger started smoking so i took it out really quickly and binned it, i then bought a new charger, charged my laptop and found that it now gets struck, it says "preparing automatic repair" then goes onto black screen. i have looked at many forums and i have checked my hard drive etc, they all passed. i have taken the battery off and held down the power button etc, but still nothing works. do i now have a dead laptop or can i save it. some people say i need a re boot disc but it doesnt have a disc drive and i havent been able to find anything i can put on a usb stick. i am stuck and i cant afford another laptop.could someone please help?victoria

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My laptop is stuck on "preparing to configure windows do not turn off computer"  screen for over a week now.  please help!

A:laptop is stuck on "preparing to configure windows so not tu...

Hi MissBat, It sounds like the computer is not coming back on its own. You probably want to shut it off by Pressing the Power button until the system crash-stops.  A crash stop takes about ten seconds of pressing the power button. Let the system "spin down" completely - it takes probably not more than three seconds for the disks come to a complete stop after the system shuts down. Then, go from there - try to power on the computer and see what it does.  If you need more help, you must provide more information - your exact computer model, your exact Operating System, and whether or not you know what the system was doing before it shut itself down and got stuck. How to find your Product Number: Locate the Notebook Product Number===========   OR    ================On your keyboard (Use the built-in keyboard, and not an external / USB controlled device):Press the FN and ESC keys at the same time Which Windows operating system am I running?Is the Windows Version on My Computer 32-bit or 64-bit?  

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My laptop HP pavilion 15 had stuck on preparing automatic repair screen . I had called HP centre . Then he had filed my report and said will call back after 3days working . But now it had been 2 weeks ?

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Hi!

My laptop is stuck on preparing automatic repair! I've tried shift+f8, I've tried them separately. Nothing is working! I have no windows 8 install disc. The only thing I have access to is the laptop. Can I in someway fix the laptop without needing professional help?

Help!

A:My laptop is stuck on 'Preparing Automatic Repair'! Help!

   Information

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD. (Windows 8 only)
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)




From the Repair DVD/ CD/USB:
How to do a Auto Repair:
Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Help Forums

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hi,im running windows xp home edition with sp2. To turn off my pc,i usually click on start in the taskbar,then the options to stand-by,turn off or restart appear,I then click on turn off,and the pc does the rest,it turns the pc off and the monitor. Now when i go through the process of turning it off, i do everything as described above,but instead of shutting off,it just acts as if i did nothing,i am left staring at the desktop and can just continue to use it as normal.So i have come to the conclusion that some sort of virus or something (i am doing a virus sweep as i am writting) has turned off the auto shutdown function,What i'd really love to know is can anyone tell me how i can turn this feature back on,i also forgot to add,that u cannot log off either,the same thing happens,so i would be really greatful if anyone has any suggestions at all,Thanks for your time
 

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Hi,,
Is there a way to set your computer to turn off after a certain amount of
time of inactivity?
thanks for your help.
karebear
 

A:Auto turn off????

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Hi-
I have a Gateway laptop running Win8. Just yesterday upon booting up, received a message below Gateway logo that it is Preparing Automatic Recovery. After this a dark blue screen and it seems to reboot and repeat.

From reading other users' dealings with this issue, I've read that the HDD might be going bad or already bad.

I've been able to click F2 repeatedly to get to the InsydeH20 Setup Utility screen, but am not sure what (if anything) should be done from here.

Also, if my HDD is bad, is it possible to recover any information off of it? I have a ton of pictures on it that will devastate my wife if they are gone forever

Any help offered is such appreciated. I am hoping someone knows what I can do from the Setup Utility screen
 

A:Gateway laptop - stuck on Preparing Automatic Recovery

No ideas?
 

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On start up in Windows 8, I get this message "Preparing Automatic Repair" which stays for a while, then the screen goes blank
and cycles itself through the process. I am unable to get past this screen and cannot enter the computer. Not sure if there is a way to enter via the Safe Mode as I do not know how to get there. The Gateway laptop never came with any recovery media and only utilizes USB ports as there is no access for a CD.

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HP Laptop stuck in continuous loop of preparing automatic repair. I am raising the white flag as I am pretty techinical and tried everything. CHKDSK did fix a bunch of things as I can get to the C: drive from the diagnostic menu. However at this point and because of that I am going to buy a new SSD drive. Only problem is that I need my WIndows key and MSOffice key and I don't have that. I bought this by calling HP directly. Would they have the key(s)? I don't believe I was ever given media as the laptop does not have a DVD player. Also when I got this it was WIndows 8 and I have since upgraded to Windows 10. Even if I get the key, will I be SOL trying to install Windows 10 with a Windows 8 key? Any advice would be greatly appreciated













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A:HP Laptop stuck in continuous loop of preparing automatic re...

Great information!!!!!!!! I can't thank you enough! I have used Nirsoft stuff before so I checked it out and I got the windows key by downloaded the 64bit version. It didn't give me the MSOffice key but perhaps I can find another tool to do that. Can't wait to upgrade to an SSD drive!!!!

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Hey,

Sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong place, but any pointers would be hugely appreciated! I'm running an ACER Aspire 5920G laptop, which comes with Vista 32-bit installed. I'd really like to give the Windows 7 RC candidate a try, but don't want to screw anything up!

I'm going to add a new partition so I can dual-boot the existing OS with the new one, but my major concerns come from ensuring the hardware works acceptably. The graphics chipset in the 5920G is a Radeon 3470 HD Mobility, and I keep it up to date under Vista using the Mobility Modifier software. Will the same modified drivers work fine with Windows 7 RC? (I'm hoping that there might be someone on this board who's been in a similar position).

Also (and this isn't quite on the topic of drivers), the laptop has 4gb of RAM installed - is it worth using a 64-bit version of Windows 7 RC, or does that complicate matters unnecessarily?

Many thanks for any advice you can offer.

A:Preparing laptop for Windows 7 install - video drivers?

hi mate,

i was in the exact same position as you are are lol. I have a vaio though. It has 4 gig ram, the same card as yours. I had windows vista 32 bit too. So i ended up installing windows 7 64 bit on a separate partition and so far no problems!! I also used to use the mobility modder in vista but in windows 7 it hasnt worked for me yet. However in their forums some people report success with those drivers in win7 so i must be doing something wrong. But i dont think there is the need for modifiying the drivers just yet because the ones that install automatically when u install win7 are relitively new as well.

So i would suggest u go for win7 64 bit if u can, but make sure u have the other drivers available for your ACER, like motherboard, audio, etc.. Should be available on their website..

hope this helps

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does anybody know how to turn off xp's new hardware auto install? I have a new ati card and windows installs its own drivers for it and I think its messing it up. I want windows to ignore it and let me install my own drivers.

thanks,
Mocboy
 

A:how do I turn off xp auto install?

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I own a yoga 710-14iKB.Till a while ago, I was able to rotate my screen whether the tablet mode is on or off.But now I can't rotate the screen in neither mode.I tried switching to tablet mode but the rotation lock option would stay greyed out. I also tried to turn off rotation lock in settings > display > rotation lockbut the option is greyed out as well. this problem bothers me alot as I need to rotate my screen as I use the laptop in different modes and positions.


























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In windows seven there is an tab called Communications that will auto turn down the volume by YZ% when you wan it to. Before I rewrote my Windows 7 system it turn down the music when I had an incoming call via Skype. Now after reinstalling my Windows 7 system even with the setting set correctly and label in the Playback and Recording listing as default communication device it still don't work not work anymore with Skype. All the posting that I come across are trying turn the feature off so it don't work. I can't find one with similar problems then me of it not working. Everything I can think of don't work so I thought I post up the issues here to see if anybody has a thoughts on how to get it to work again.

Any ideas?

A:Sound Don't Auto Turn Down?

Try setting the audio input device that you use with Skype as your default communications device in the recording sound control panel.

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hi, im from malaysia and im using streamyx (name of isp) and i configured my pc to use manual dialer (username and password) but yesterday after restarting my pc my computer started to connect to the internet automatically and my modem's ETH/ACT LED keep on blinking. how to i restore my internet connection to manual

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I own a yoga 710-14iKB.Till a while ago, I was able to rotate my screen whether the tablet mode is on or off.But now I can't rotate the screen in neither mode.I tried switching to tablet mode but the rotation lock option would stay greyed out. I also tried to turn off rotation lock in settings > display > rotation lockbut the option is greyed out as well. this problem bothers me alot as I need to rotate my screen as I use the laptop in different modes and positions.


























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I know there are other posts on this subject but they don't help. I disabled Autorun with avg tools, but want it back on. It shows it is on but it will not start. Hope someone has an answer for me.

A:Unable to turn on Auto Run

Have you tried the tutorial on how to turn on or off auto run?

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Hello, I need a fast answer please. I have a Lenovo B71, and the problem is that when I shut down the laptop, it automatically starts again after 3 seconds. It only happens only when the charger is connected. Thanks in advance

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hi all

I am a little unsure where to place this as a topic, thats why it is in the general section.

I am trying to change my group policy setting so that auto run doesn't work. I have to get some data of an external hard drive that is infected.

as i am running Home premium I can't access it. Will this regedit work for windows 7

One quick trick prevents AutoRun attacks

cheers

A:Need to turn of auto play

Why don't you just change it in control panel autorun

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I just upgraded my computer to WinXp home and now I have auto-complete on. :evil: I like it when it remembers my passwords but I hate the auto complete on everything else. (such as, email addresses, searches, and other random stuff) How can I turn it off?!?!?!

Please Help,
Matt

A:Turn off auto-complete

Open IE and click on Tools/InternetOptions, then go to the Content tab. You'll find a button for the AutoComplete function where you can make the changes you want.

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my computer auto turn on after 15 min of been shut down and i dont have any program to do that
plz help!! (window xp)
 

A:computer auto turn on

Im confused as to exactly whats going on here. What exactly is the problem? your looking for software to make your pc turn on automatically or your pc turns on by itself after shutdown?
 

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When I first bought my HP Pavillion several years ago I noticed that occasionally a odd symbol appeareed on the screen. It looked like two small  triangles one on top of the other. I soon found out that when it was operational I could control the rate of scrolling. I never found out how to controll this gizmo but now it is driving me mad. If I happen to be looking at page 400 of a large document, it suddenly takes over and races the page  to the start or end of the document. This may be handy if it is controllable but right now I would love to do something to cancell its mad operations. This forum talks about synaptics but I am loath to enter the driver in case it has nothing to do with the problem. I would appreciate some help here.

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Friends:

How can I activate the setting for auto fill in on Windows 2000?
I could also ask that question foe Windows XP.

Thanks,
Charles
 

A:Auto Fill - How to Turn It On?

do you mean autocomplete ? If so then open internet explorer and click /tools / options / content / autocomplete
 

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