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Q: Unable to install Windows 7 x64 from USB or CD / needed driv...

Hello there,Since i bought a new HP prodesk 400 g3 MT Business, im trying to boot with a windows 7 cd and its not booting Here's a printscreen of my booting menu where none of them boots from the CD Rom, how can this happen? Printscreen here http://prntscr.com/ecpyl9Printscreen http://prntscr.com/ecq005 Printscreen http://prntscr.com/ecq036 Printscreen http://prntscr.com/ecq07x See here also other printscreens that might help you identify the problem The other issue i tried is booting with USB, i craeted a Win7 through RUFUS a software that alowed me to create a bootable windows 7 through USB but its asking for some drivers. Isnt this crazy?How can i solve the Cdrom issue ? And how the USB Booting isssue? thanks a lot

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Preferred Solution: Unable to install Windows 7 x64 from USB or CD / needed driv...

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


Hello friends,

I'm having problems trying to install Windows 7, hopefully you guys can help.

I own an HP Stream 13 like this one here: Amazon.com: HP Stream 13.3-Inch Laptop (Intel Celeron, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB SSD, Cobalt Blue) with Office 365 Personal for One Year: Computers & Accessories

It came with Windows 10 pre-installed. I get free access to Windows products via dreamspark through my school. I decided I wanted to download Windows 7. I got through the setup and ended up at the partition part where it says:
"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. Windows needs the driver for device [Intel SD Host Controller]. Click 'Load Driver' and load the required device driver."
I have tried downloading Intel's automatic driver detection utility thing, but that did not work.

I have also tried Shift+F10, diskpart, list disk, sel disk 0, clean. But it came with an error in the command prompt that says:
"Virtual Disk Service error:
Clean is not allowed on the disk containing the current boot,
system, pagefile, crashdump or hibernation volume."

I'm at a stump. Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Unable to install Windows 7 [Intel SD Host Controller] driver needed?

Hi Uni,
W7 likes to be installed as No1, even on a virtual Drive.
Your best bet is to install 7 and make 10 the virtual,
if you only have 2gb Ram, then you'll have to use 32bit versions, or buy more Ram

The drivers should available via the HP website for that model


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I tried to install the latest Intel High Definition (HD) Graphics Driver update version using HP Support Assistant quite a few times but every time I am encountered with the "Installation Failed" message. You are kindly requested to look into matter and resolve it at the earliest possible time. Regards, Arafat

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Can anyonehelp me with this I have been trying for the past few months to install these needed updates with no luck. I am getting 3 error messages.
1 -- error message # 8007000B

2 -- error message # 80070643

3 -- error message # 643

If someone can help with this it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance


A:Unable to install needed update's

Try these:

Error 1
1. Click Start, and then type cmd in the Start Search box.
2. In the search results list, right-click Command Prompt, and then click
Run as
3. When you are prompted by User Account Control, click Continue.
4. At the command prompt, type "fsutil resource setautoreset true C:\ ",
without the quotation marks and then
press ENTER.
5. Reboot your machine and try to update again

Error 2:
Method 1: Determine the status of the Office Source Engine service
To determine the status of the Office Source Engine service, follow these steps:1. Click Start, click Run, type services.msc, and then click OK.
2. In the list of services, double-click Office Source Engine.
3. View the Startup type list.
4. If the startup type is set to Disabled, change the startup type to Manual. To do this, click Manual in the Startup type list, and then click OK.
5. Try to install the Office update again.

Method 2: Repair the Ose.exe file
To repair the Ose.exe file, copy the Ose.exe file from the Office 2003 CD. To do this, follow these steps:1. Determine where the Ose.exe file is located. By default, the Ose.exe file is in the following location:
path:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Source Engine\
2. Insert the Office 2003 CD in the CD drive.
3. Right-click Start, and then click Explore.
4. Use Microsoft Windows Explorer to locate the following folder on the Office 2003 CD:
5. Right-click the Ose.exe file, and then click ... Read more

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Hi, From past 4-5 months I was not able to connected my PC to wifi as it was not getting signals.   Yesterday when I reset my PC, I saw the bluetooth and wifi option is now not avaliable, I tried installing all the drivers and exerything but there is no sucess. Please anyone help.  

A:Wifi and Bluetooth not working even not able to install driv...

Hi, Your machine has Ralink RT3290LE 802.11bgn 1x1 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 combination WLAN adapter. Please use the following driver for  MediaTek (Ralink) Wireless LAN Adapter:     http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp71501-72000/sp71571.exe and for  MediaTek (Ralink) Bluetooth Software Driver:     http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp71501-72000/sp71572.exe Other drivers:      https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-15-r000-notebook-pc-series/6875200/model/7308898 Regards.   

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For the past week I have been unable to install any programs or software on my laptop. When I do, it says I don't have administrator privileges to do so. I am the only user account and I am an administrator and I have tried to right click "run as administrator" but the same message still pops up. I have tried creating a new user administrator account which does let me install programs with no problems. 

A:Unable to install any programs, says administrator privileges are needed

My guess...would be that your native profile is damaged, since the newly-created profile seems to work well.
Fix a corrupted user profile, Win 7 - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/fix-a-corrupted-user-profile.

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I have a problem with installing Bluetooth Driver and Sony Wireless State Device.
I always downloaded them from the laptop's official website and installed them, but this time after a clean installation of windows 8, they all refuse to install with a yellow exclamation mark on the Unknown Device with (code 28). I mean the process of the installation goes until the end and I thought they were successfully installed but they weren't.
please, how can I install them?

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I hope someone here has a solution to my problem.

I did a clean install of Win 8 Pro 64bit to a computer with an AMD780G chipset. Everything went smoothly until I tried to update to the AMD SB AHCI driver. The AMD driver seemed to install without error but on the reboot there was a BSOD.

People who run AMD systems with the 700 series south bridge might be familiar with previous problems with the AMD AHCI driver when installing Windows 7 where a line in the amd_sata.inf file had to be edited to prevent a BSOD. I thought I might be dealing with the same problem but that file doesn't seem to have that same error.

I've been searching here and with Google but I haven't stumbled across a solution so far.

Edit: After running AMD's installer a log is generated that reports successful installation of the AHCI driver but with the BIOS set to AHCI there is a BSOD. Switching the BIOS to IDE allows the computer to boot.

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Hi, I'll get straight to it, My computer was running its stock WDDM 8.12 version of my driver but the latest is 10.2 so I downloaded it and as soon as I installed it my screen became all pixelated not with small but large boxes, and my cursor also became a box. The boxes we're flashing pink and red lights. I had to go back into safe mode to get it back to normal. What is going on? Its official driver for Windows 7.
P.S I have 3.00Ghz Computer 1.3GB RAM DDR2 And ATI Radeon 9550 but computer reads it as 9600 series.

A:ATI RADEON 9600Series Crashes as I install Catalyst CC and Latest Driv

The latest driver for your card is the v10.2 VISTA driver. Are you sure that was the one you downloaded? There is no actual Windows 7 driver for your card as AMD stopped supporting it with new drivers years ago.

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Hey everyone,

My girlfriend has had her computer for well over a year now. Recently it's been crashing alot, mostly with the bluescreen, but on occasion just freezing.
Errorcode on bluescreen is: ***STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524,0xC0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000)

Recently it has been impossible to enter windows, so we figured it'd be best to re-install windows. All we have is a windows XP CD, which is fine.

But when I put in the CD, it crashes with the same blue screen, I googled the errorcode and I found out that alot of people has had simmilar issues, and fixed it by going into BIOS and changing SATA mode from AHCI to IDE, but i cant find anything in BIOS that allows me to do so..

Here's a couple of the links I found on google, with suggestions on how to fix it.

Hard disk not detected [Solved]
Installing XP: ***STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524,0xC0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000)? - Cyber Tech Help Support Forums
The computer is Acer

A:Unable to access windows and unable to re-install

I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests (in your case, please start with the Hard Drive diagnostics). They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:


H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link) - Test ALL of the hard drives.
If you find hardware issues, here's a link to the hardware forums: Hardware Support - Tech Support Forum

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Free Online AntiMalware Resources (read the details at the link)
There are also free, bootable antivirus disks at this link: Free Online AntiMalware Resources - Bootable Disks
If you find malware, here's a link on how to post in the Security Center: NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum

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HI, I just installed windows 2000 professional onto my computer. Everything works fine except that the resolution is really grainy. On some web sites I cannot even make out what the words are. I found out that when I go into my monitor settings in display properties I am unable to install the drivers for my monitor. Does anybody know a way in which I can get around this.

A:monitor drivers unable to install on fresh windows 2000 install

Are you really referring to the monitor drivers or the Dispay Adapter drivers?The symptoms you describe sound like the latter issue.

Monitor drivers are no big deal to install, and even if you don't, Windows should use compatible plug and play drivers. Still it's a good idea to install them -- but you get them from the Monitor vendor site. You get the Display Adapter drivers from the Display Adaptor vendor's site.

What Display Adapter model do you have? And are they properly installed?

To install a Monitor driver, you download and unzip the .inf file from the Vendor. Then you select "update driver" and browse to the location of the file you unzipped. Once installed your Monitor should be recognized by model number.

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I recently did a clean install of Vista Home Premium x32 and upon completion am unable to connect to the internet. I received the following error: "windows unable to install ethernet controller." Upon accessing Device Manager, I noticed yellow exclamation marks associated with my network controller. I have an Acer Aspire 5536-5224 notebook. Windows could not locate the drivers on the machine and I cannot connect to locate. As a matter of fact, I'm not sure where to begin searching for the driver! Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.


A:windows unable to install ethernet controller after vista home premium clean install

Hi -

Try this Broadcom driver from Acer Support --> http://global-download.acer.com/GDFi...e&Step3=Aspire

Acer Support --> http://support.acer.com/drivers_download.aspx

Regards. . .



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My HP Pavilion with Windows 8 recently experienced a hard drive failure and I replaced it with a Samsung SSD. I have a usb drive with the recovery saved on it but I can't get the computer to boot from it. I have changed the BIOS boot order around trying to make it read but still nothing. The screen just flashes. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

A:Need help reinstalling Windows 8 after replacing hard driv

Well first off you need to be installing 8.1 Make you install media here or ISO. Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help You system is probably UEFI so make sure your install media is set to boot UEFI. Download the same version you had Core, Pro or Single language 64 bit most likely. I think HP uses the Esc key on boot to bring up a menu that let you go to the boot menu there select your install media UEFI. It should look like UEFI USB Your new SSD should be Clean blank? if not once you get to select Language put that in and hit the Shift +F10 that will bring up a command prompt use disk part to clean it.
list disk
select disk "your SSD"
let the installation resume

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hey there i was if i could redirect the following folders after installing windows and all the drivers:

$Recycle Bin
Program Files
Program Files (x86)
Program Data

i want to install windows and the drivers in the SSD on the motherboard and redirect anything installed after that to another partition..

which includes the data for those applications.... i'd use expresscache to cache the data to the ssd but E has issues.. hope i made myself clear... thanks!

oh and i should mention that it's a 20GB SSD mounted on the motherboard...

A:can i redirect a few folders after installing windows and all the driv

I know that the $Recycle Bin folder cannot be moved. When a file is deleted it is moved to the $Recycle Bin folder on the same volume as the file. Such a move is very fast because only the folder membership data (and some data specific to the recycle bin) needs to be moved. The file data itself is not touched. Moving files to a $Recycle Bin folder on a different volume would require moving the file data and that would be slow for large files.

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I am hoping whether someone can help me with this anot and i need the answer fast bez my pc is very lag. thanks if u reply me...

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Hi Experts, I installed windows 10 64 bit version on my Lenovo 3000 Y410 and also installed drivers that came with the laptop when I first bought in compatible mode as Windows vista. Even then wifi is not working properly and speech recognition for cortana is not working. After searching for drivers in lenovo site and for any help in forums I found that my laptop is legacy system which is no more supported by Lenovo and found this link.  I would like to know if I can use any other Lenovo drivers that is closest to Lenovo 3000 Y410. I really appreciate any help with this. Regards,Richa

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Hi Everyone,

This is my first post here and I am hoping that someone will be able to help me. I have a HP HDX9250EA laptop I am upgrading my laptop following so many issues with Windows Vista Home Premium. When I start the Windows 7 ugrade process it starts without any problems and then fails as it comes up with the following (I am trying to upgrade from Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium):-

Upgrading will affect the following devices and/or programs:

These devices might not work properly after the upgrade. Before upgrading, we recommend updating the drivers for these devices. Cancel the upgrade, open Control Panel and search for "update device drivers", or go to the device manufacturer's website to search for updated drivers.
Human Interface Devices: HP Quick Launch Buttons
Storage controllers: ADZMVBKX IDE Controller
Mobile devices: HTC USB Sync
These programs might not work properly after the upgrade. We recommend uninstalling these programs before upgrading. Cancel the upgrade, open Control Panel, and search for "uninstall a program". (Note: Programs marked as * can be safely reinstalled after the upgrade.)
HP Quick Launch Buttons
I have searched everywhere for the Storage Controller, I have no idea what storage controller this is as I can not find the ADZMVBKX IDE Controller listed on my PC anywhere.

I thought it might be something to do with PowerISO as this creates a virtual drive, however I have removed this from my s... Read more

A:Help Upgrading my HP HDX9250EA to windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit - Driv

1. I suggest you run the Windows7 Upgrade Advisor. That may shed some more light on the problem.
2. You should do a Clean Windows7 install. Upgrade installs are always problematic.

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Hi.We bought 3 subjects and for some reasons we need to downgrade it drom Windows 8 to Windows 7. Site has drivers for Windows 7 x64, but installer doesnt want to see built in emmc disk. So i've integrated chipset and usb drivers to loader with no success. Then i've found and downloaded Intel Embedded drivers for this processor family from this linkhttps://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/24548/Intel-Embedded-Drivers-for-Windows-7-32-bit-64-bit-And after that, installer saw it. However, it refuses to format it with io error.Yes, i've switched from uefi to legacy in bios. Diskpart also can't format it, but can create and delete partitions in x86, but in x64 when i try to create partition, its an error.So, something is missing. Or i use different drivers (its the best i can find so far) or i need something else to add to this party. I've managed to extract SCSI, SDHost drivers from Windows 8 and to integrate in Windows 7 boot_x64.wim with /forceunsigned key, but still, it didnt do any good.O, and i've tried drivers from other vendors, form books which using same chipset, but it's pretty the same, so, yeah.Please help, what should i do ?

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After this computer upgraded to Windows 10 (too late to revert, wipe and reinstall isn't an option) we have had an issue with the USB ports acting correctly.  When looking at the device manager, we noticed that there was a device that was having issues: USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller.  Under the hardware ID, it was listed as: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_8C31&SUBSYS_2B0D103C&REV_05 which seems to be an Intel USB controller.  Unfortunately, on the support site here, none of the drivers we've downloaded will correct/update the issue, nor will the driver updater from Intel.  Any ideas?

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Hi, I've been trying to install a clean version of Win7 Enterprise on my brand new Lenovo X260 which has Win10 preinstalled. In BIOS i've disabled Secure Boot and chosen Legacy only in UEFI/Legacy Boot. At the beginning in Windows 7 setup I'm missing device drivers and wont continue installation.   How should I move forward from this point?

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If you read the title you may be a bit confused...

So my problem is i have built my first pc , and once i got everything wired and connected I turnt the pc on first of all it said my windows is not geunine as well as the resultion was 800x600 and everytime i resart the computer it reverts back to 800x600. I tried reimageing my computer with the windows 7 Home premuim OEM but of course the internet dosent work because of " no driver " and i install driver because the 3.0 usbs donsent work and i need to reimage . On top of that i can not install any new drivers for the GPU , CPU and MOBA. And instead of saying the benq what ever model in screen resoultion it says " Generic non PnP mointor on standard VGA Graphics Adapter when im using HDMI. As well in device manager it is saying alot of errors. Im pretty sure thats it, i have no clue how i have done this i am sorry .
If the internet was fixed i could atleast get all the drivers and validate windows 7 . Btw i am using a ethernet cord to connect pc to internet .

Here is some pictures :
Sorry i had trouble uploading on this website so i did it on IMGUR

Part list :https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/7KhbTzH

Thanks for your help!
Xavier Hay

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So long story short i was continuously getting notification to install some particular updates again and again .

They were : KB2446704 , KB2418241 , KB2539631 . ( All of them are security updates for .net framework 2.0 sp2 and 3.5 sp1)

So whenever i installed them and restarted my pc they used to show up again . So today i decided to download Windows install clean up utility and uninstall and reinstall .net framework 2.0 sp2 .I uninstalled but when i tried to install it again i couldn't . It showed as a " setup error " .

Note :
Also i have an windows xp sp3 .

A:Can't install 3 windows update and now unable to install .netframework 2

Here's what I'd do, Caveat Emptor & all that stuff...1. Run the FixIt in KB 971187 - How to fix MSI software update registration corruption issues http://support.microsoft.com/kb/9711872. Retry the Update(s).3. If the Update(s) fail(s), proceed to Step 4.4. Download .Net Cleanup Utility: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/archive/2008/08/28/8904493.aspx5. By using the Cleanup Tool, uninstall all .Net Framework entries. (You will not be allowed to remove the .NET Framework 2.0 on Vista and 3.5 on Windows 7 because they are Operating System components.)6. Reboot.7. Download and install the .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 by clicking the link below (this will also install .Net Framework 2.0 SP2 and 3.0 SP2):http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=AB99342F-5D1A-413D-8319-81DA479AB0D7&displaylang=en8. Reboot9. Check for & install all important/critical updates/security patches/etc (do not select any optional .Net updates yet) for .Net thru Windows Update.Hope this helps.

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-Running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Service Pack 1

Hello there, I've just built a new computer and am having trouble installing Windows updates on my fresh install.

When I go to Windows Update, I get the following message:

Install new Windows Update software

To check for updates, you must first install an update for Windows Update. Your automatic updating settings will not change

To install the update, Windows update will automatically close and re-open.

When I click 'Install now', the window disappears and I am then confronted with the following message:

Windows could not search for new updates

An error occurred while checking for new updates for your computer.

Error(s) found:
Code 800F081F Windows Update encountered an unknown error.

Does anyone know how I can get updates to work? Is there some way that I can manually download and install this update for Windows Update?

Thank you.

A:Unable to install updates on fresh Windows 7 SP1 install

I'm guessing that your installation media already contained SP1, is that correct? Since this is a clean install my first thought is something happened during the installation process to damage or corrupt some system files. I'd try the Microsoft troubleshooter first.

Troubleshoot problems with installing updates - WindowsUpdate_dt000

If that doesn't work I'd try running the System Update Readiness Tool.

What is the System Update Readiness Tool?

If still no joy, and only because this is a very recent clean install, I'd just reinstall Windows 7 again. If the problem persists I'd start looking into the possibility of a bad installation disk, hardware issues, etc. Please post back if any of this helps or not.

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Hey all!

I need help with my laptop as i'm hopeless with such stuff. My laptop (running on windows xp - home) suddenly went bonkers yesterday. whenever i start my comp 2 messages will come up.

the first one says "windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible causes include insufficient security rights or a corrupt local profile...."

the second one says "windows cannot load the local profile and is loading you with a temporary profile..."

i tried to use the recovery disc to reformat my comp but everytime i will encounter an error message "setup was unable to create, locate or modify a critical file (c:\\BOOT.ini) needed to start windows xp. access is denied" and then it would just undo all the changes. but when i go to my computer => properties => advanced => recovery and setup i could edit the boot file

i tried pressing f2 to access bios or f10 on start up to try to boot my comp using cd but somehow the option is not available to me.

do you have any advice as to how to sort this out?


A:Help needed - Windows XP unable to load profile + reformat comp

"the second one says "windows cannot load the local profile and is loading you with a temporary profile..."

So, after this, did it boot OK?

edit: Read this -> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318011

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How to delete PChealth folder from windows. If I delete the contents inside those folders, it automatically creates again and I am not able to access my "Regedit" , "it says unable to edit registry". System "C:\", "Task Manager", "regedit" are all blocked by the PChealth virus. Can someone guide in removing this virus.


A:I am unable to delete PCHealth from c:\Windows [moved from XP, Malware help needed]

hi, welcome to TSG.

Download hijack this from the link below.Please do this. Click here:


to download HijackThis. Click scan and save a logfile, then post it here so
we can take a look at it for you. Don't click fix on anything in hijack this
as most of the files are legitimate.

Download SDFix and save it to your Desktop.


Double click SDFix.exe and it will extract the files to %systemdrive%
(Drive that contains the Windows Directory, typically C:\SDFix)

Please then reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :

* Restart your computer
* After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the
Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
* Instead of Windows loading as normal, the Advanced Options Menu should
* Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press
* Choose your usual account.

* Open the extracted SDFix folder and double click RunThis.bat to start
the script.
* Type Y to begin the cleanup process.
* It will remove any Trojan Services and Registry Entries that it finds
then prompt you to press any key to Reboot.
* Press any Key and it will restart the PC.
* When the PC restarts the Fixtool will run again and complete the
removal process then display Finished, press any key to end the script and
load your desktop icons.
* Once the desktop icons load ... Read more

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I have a COMPAQ PRESARIO originally built with WINDOWS XP now with WINDOWS 7. Hard drive is full. I have a backup hard drive in now. Don't believe I correctly transferred WINDOWS 7 program to back up and added other programs to it. I have to fully empty back up now, right

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I have been having problems getting my windows updates to install on my computer. I am running windows xp and I keep getting the message that updates were not successfully installed. I have searched high and low for a fix for this and nothing that I do seems to work. It just started happening a few weeks ago.
Any help will be appreciated.

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Using the DISM, restorehealth, etc.. all do not seems to work. Advise. Spend 3 days doing it... even reformatting and reinstall OS.

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Good day! I just recently formatted my pc. After the installation, I cannot connect to the internet due to the missing drivers or the drivers that are not yet installed. I need help guys!

MSI H61M-P23 (MS-7680)

Intel Sandy Bridges

What should I do? I hope to hear from you guys soon :D

A:[SOLVED] Just reformatted my pc. Windows 7 Home Basic 32 bit "No Internet due to Driv

and welcome to the Forum

You should be able to find the drivers on the MSI support website . . install the Chipset driver first, then the others

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I tried to install windows xp professional. When it is installing the os in the blue screen. A pop up says. I tried to reinstall my windows xp because it couldnt boot up because it say that my drv.sbd got corrupted or missing file so i try to reinstall the os but problem popped up.

The file AFw.Sys (unknown) is needed

and they ask me to browse it for the path file but i cant find it nowhere.

And then it says

The exception unknown software exception (0XC0000409) occurred in the application at location 0X6976Ea96

Then i cant install my windows xp..

I cant finish installing my os because the problem keep occuring.

Is there any possible for me to fix this problem so i can proceed to install my os?

A help would be really appreciate it.

I have Windows XP Professional legit cd of it.

A:AFW.sys needed to install the windows xp

After i put the product key.

A pop ups shows and says

The software you are installing for this hardware

Agnitium Firewall Miniport

Has not passed windows logo testing to verify its compability with windows xp

Do you want to continue installing the software for this hardware?
I keep pressing no or yes. The pop up still shows up and i cant continue installing my windows xp. What can i do?

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hello when i run the windows xp installation it tell me that there is no harddisks on the system please help me

A:windows install help needed

You need to go into the BIOS & change the hard drive from SATA to IDE

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Hi I have just replaced Windows Vista with Windows XP Pro on the following computer:-Acer Aspire M1100Now I am stuck at the 'drivers' stage, and would greatly appreciate some help. Note that I am fairly novice in the field of computer hardware, drivers, BIOS and the like.Here is where I am at: XP is now successfully installed on the computer. First thing I notice is the desktop screen is stretched even on what looks like the 'correct' resolution [1280 x 1024 on 19" wide monitor] - but of course no graphics drivers are yet installed on the new OS.The graphics hardware inside the computer is: ATI Radeon X1250 - I understand this is 'integrated graphics'?. After hours of searching [including ATI website drivers page], it seems there is no specific driver for this graphics card and Windows XP. However I did find this 'ATI Catalyst 8.2 Display Driver for Windows Vista (32 bit)' which mentions XP in its spec:-http://www.softwaredriverdownload.com/ati_...sta_driver.htmlAfter attempting to install however, there were installation failure messages [I forget exactly, something about 'install manager' failing I think]. After going past the few error messages and allowing 'installation' to continue, it seemed at the end that nothing had been installed at all.But before I deal with the graphics card/drivers, I learned from some Googling that the first drivers I should be concerned with is for Motherboard. I've had a look in Device M... Read more

A:Windows XP new install - drivers help needed

OK, I've had to go ahead and try to get this computer working.

From the drivers mentioned above I obtained from the Acer website, I have done the following:-

- Attempted install of the Acer VGA driver. This is also described as a 'catalyst display driver'. Installation successful. However, on rebooting machine, nothing has changed graphically - looking in Device Manager, there is no entry for 'Display Adapters', and running DXDIAG says in Display/Device that there is none available. BUT... I don't quite understand if my ATI Radeon X1250 would register as an 'external device/graphics adapter', since I believe it is an 'integrated graphics card'?

- Attempted install of the Acer Realtek HD sound driver. Success - the computer now has sound, so that is at least one thing out of the way

What I am still in the dark about, is the state of the computer's graphics - I do not know if they are running 'correctly' or if another driver needs to be installed to unlock the X1250 [or is it now running, but it doesn't show up in Device Manager because of its 'integrated' status'?].

Tomorrow I will be able to hook it up to the web, providing there are no problems installing the modem driver! Once on the web I guess I can surf and see how the graphics fare compared with when it used to run on Vista.

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Hi everyone,
I am SO SO confused by how windows 8 works now without the sticker key on new laptops. I've searched all over the internet and all I can find are dumb articles telling users to use the manufacturers recovery image. I DON'T WANT THAT. I was hoping that someone could please give me detailed and explained instructions on how to do a CLEAN install of Windows 8.
My new windows 8 has NO sticker key on the bottom so my understanding is that it's stored on the bios? Is this correct? So my question is, is if I get an ISO of windows 8 and install it, will it automatically recognize the key or is the key only set up to be recognized by the PC manufacturers crapware filled image? ALSO, if thats the case, can I use a 3rd party product to pull my key and then use that with the clean ISO? Lastly, where can I download a clean ISO of windows 8? I know you can download official windows 7 ISO's, but i cannot seem to find an official windows 8 iso. I have no desire to download a torrent or from some shady website, I just want an official ISO.
Thank you soo soo much for your help in advance.

A:Help needed to do a CLEAN OEM windows 8 install?

Welcome to EightForums

Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?


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)

I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.

Originally Posted by Derkuda

where can I download a clean ISO of windows 8? I know you can download official windows 7 ISO's, but i cannot seem to find an official windows 8 iso.

There are NO official downloads for windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 ISO's for OEM manufacturer's installs.

Take a look at those posts for more info.

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

The only legal download:
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

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I'm having some issue with my computer, and to solve that I'm trying to install Windows 7 again. I've yet NOT managed to do that ever on this computer, which is about 1 year old. There's no multiboot or whatever, BUT, there is a RAID controller active, and RAID is actually enabled. Actually, now that I threw away all content, I can easily switch RAID to non-RAID, but that doesn't seem to help THIS problem:

I have a LEGAL copy of Windows7, which SHOULD be the Windows I had running. I never installed Windows initially since the shop did that for me.

OK, when I try to install Windows, at some point it says the device drivers are not present, and thus Windows cannot install. It keeps looping into the same error, if I boot from DVD.

I DID use my DVD drive on Windows when I was able to use my computer, I never had any issue with that. I don't understand what driver I need, when I am installing from DVD.

Either he totally cannot read the DVD, but how do I end up in Windows screen then ? Obviously, Windows want to start installation, but then fails over something. Maybe the disk is not valid (it is new though).

Any advice here ?

I disabled RAID for the moment, but that does not help anything. Before the re-installation, this setup (BIOS Intel Raid storage) did report an issue with 1 of both disks, but that error is gone now.

It's not clear if Windows is an issue here, but a clean system reacting this way, obviously something is wrong.

A:Windows install : device drivers needed

SATA setting have been changed from RAID to ...?

Boot from win7 install DVD and do shift+f10 . See Command Prompt at Startup

In command prompt do:

list disk
Do you see both disks (that were RAID)? Look at the disk size , so you know what is what. Assume it's disk 7 and 8 (replace with actual disk numbers!)

select disk 7
select disk 8
What happens?

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I have tried to install directx on my older dell demension computer and during installation it says it can not install due to not passed windows logo test. If you can help please do so.

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My HP Pavilion Elite 110F had so many issues that I decided to do a clean install of Windows 7 so I could move forward and only download programs that I need currently.

The clean install went fabulously, however, now I have 135 Important Updates and 57 Optional updates. There are 20+ Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 R2 SP1 for X64 systems updates, 50+ security updates, and 15 or so various other updates Windows 7 updates. These don't include all the other "important" updates.

It seems that I would be back in the same boat with all these various updates for each category as previously my Programs list was full of all kinds of different Microsoft versions of updates that were never removed with the Cleanup Utility. Isn't there a current not-bloating list of updates that I install? How can I locate the cleanest list of most recent updates that will keep my system running?

A:Clean install of Windows 7 - what updates are needed?

I'm not aware of a "non-bloating list of updates" and would be suspicious of any such list I might find.

Your HP had many issues.

Do you have any particular reason to think that Windows Update was the source of any of those issues?

Windows Update isn't perfect, but in my experience it's not a leading suspect on a PC with "issues".

I'd think about doing them in batches, first concentrating on those rated critical and most likely taking all of that class, in batches.

Then move on to those rated important, again in batches. Probably taking them all, in batches.

The optional ones I'd evaluate one by one, accepting any that appeared to apply and possibly rejecting the others. I wouldn't necessarily accept an optional update for something that was working well or that applied to some functionality I never used.

I'd guess your prior issues have other causes unless you have specific reason to believe to the contrary. I don't know what your habits are regarding PC maintenance and don't know if you have any hardware issues.

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Hi! When I try to install Windows 7 it gives me an error that says A required CD/DVD driver is needed after clicking install now. I am running Windows 10 on a Lenovo Flex 3-1130. I am trying to dual boot windows 10 and windows 7 together. It has a UEFI bios and the windows 7 iso is formatted on a flash drive. I have a legit key for it and the iso says it is untouched.

A:Windows won't install, a required CD/DVD driver is needed

Did you follow this tutorial?
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

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Got a new SSD shown below. I installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit and doing so system reboots normally. Now in Windows first time to actually install updates and software, but I installed the motherboard chipset and rebooted. All is still okay. Now I go into IExplorer to do the first group of MS updates. So they load okay and system then wants to reboot. Now I have the problem where the system cannot get to the monitor.

This system has had Windows 7 re-installed in the past at least twice with no problems.
But now the only difference is the below SSD. So I am wondering if the SSD is causing the problem.
Also in the mb bios I am using the selection ACHI as I believe that I should be using for an SSD.


Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Help needed - Cannot re-install Windows 7 Home Premium on an SSD.

Hello, yes ACHI should be selected in BIOS before Win 7 is loaded, not after.
If you have installed Chipset and then MS Updates then the Updates are more than likely your problem.
Updates may have installed a Video driver not compatible.
Start the PC in Safe Mode and go to Device Manager and roll back the Graphics driver then re-boot normal.
If this is not helpful then start in Safe Mode and use your System Restore to a date before the problem started.

Let us Know.


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Hi guys,

I recently bought a new motherboard for my Dads PC. I got the ABIT NF7, but now after installing it, I can't install Windows. I havn't got a bootable CD so I've been using the Windows XP startup disks. I've used two different sets but the PC freezes in exactly the same place with both sets, and that's right at the end (when I put in disk 6, its reads it for a second, then freezes) when the installation is about to start. I know it's not a prblem with the startup disks as I have used them before. I've also tried installing Windows 2000, but again, the PC freezes just before the installation starts.

I don't know what is wrong, so if you guys think you know or have any suggestions, could you please tell me as I'm getting a little ****ed off here. . .

I'm using a Athlon XP 1800+ with 512MB DDR400 PC3200 RAM just incase you need to know.



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Hello there, I recently did a clean install of Windows 8.1 on my Lenovo G50-45 and I'm wondering which drivers I need to install and how I can access them? When viewing my Device Manager, the 4 yellow exclamation errors I'm seeing are for the following:1. Network Controller2. PCI Encryption/Decryption Controller3. Unknown device4. USB2.0-CRW Since it was a clean install, I'm wondering if there are drivers I may need in addition to the ones shown in the Device Manager. For example, when I push the brightening/dimming function on the keyboard, nothing happens. The volume function works, but I have no tried playing music or listening to anything to test it.  I tried searching for the drivers on the Lenovo site, but may have the incorrect Serial number, as no results come up. I purchased the laptop from a previous user, so they may have attached the incorrect Serial number.  Any help would be appreciated so I can set up my laptop.  Thank you!Keith

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Hi All,
I've run out of space on an old small SSD, and have decided a clean start is probably the best way to go in setting up Windows 7 64 bit on my shiny new bigger SSD.

I plugged in the new drive, successfully installed Windows 7, and can boot to it. Great start!

Thing is though, it's installed with a bunch of generic drivers for things like the display, (which came up in 800x600! No option for the HD I know it is capable of...), and in the case of the network card, nothing at all. Which is making it rather difficult to get the right drivers, as I can't get online from the new install!

I'm sure there are other drivers too, for things like the sound card for example.

Is there a relatively easy way to get drivers for all my hardware in? I can still get at the drives with the old install on, if that helps. And I must admit I'm a bit surprised the network connection is not working as there's nothing fancy about the network card I am aware of.

At the most basic, advice on the best way to get online fast would be a big help, but if there is a good way to get the other drivers fast, that would be seriously useful!

Thanks in advance,

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I have a Dell Insprion One All in One running windows 7. Recently I tried to preform a system restore but because I did not have the disk I tapped F8 when the computer was booting. From there I preformed the system restore. The problem that I am having is that when the computer turns on an error message appears saying that the windows installation was unsuccessful and that it will install after the computer is restarted. This happens even after the computer has been restarted. Any Ideas why this is?

A:Unable to install windows. Windows will install after restary.


Are you able to perform clean installation of Windows 7? If you don't have DVD ROM drive you can use flash disk.
If you are able, I suggest you to do so.

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I've searched HP's support site, but I don't see any drivers for any OS available for my model, the Pavilion g6-1d21dx. I did a clean install of Windows 10, but the Wi-Fi button doesn't work. Apparently there is a driver called HP Wireless Button Driver that I need to install. When I do a Google search for it, there is a link to an HP download page, but the link appears to be dead. Is HP not allowing us to download drivers anymore? This is frustrating, because getting drivers should be simple and easy. Can someone please tell me where I can get this and any other drivers I might need after doing a clean install of Windows 10? Thank you.

A:Drivers needed after Windows 10 clean install on Pavilion g6...

Hi, No, it is still alive:          http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=ob_123643_1 Regards.

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I have been having these errors right after the upgrade. Once I did a clean install still having these same errors!
I did sfc scan and says there is no problem at all.

Can you guys kindly take a look and see if you have a solution or any idea what the problem could be?


The User Data Access_Session1 service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s). The following corrective action will be taken in 10000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

The User Data Storage_Session1 service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s). The following corrective action will be taken in 10000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

The Contact Data_Session1 service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s). The following corrective action will be taken in 10000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

The Sync Host_Session1 service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s). The following corrective action will be taken in 10000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

The driver \Driver\WUDFRd failed to load for the device USB\VID_138A&PID_003D\0020dc4dd58c.

A:Errors persisting in windows 10 even after clean install. Help needed!

Does it have a fingerprint sensor?

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I have tried a lot to install hp deskjet 845C printer on windows 7, but not succeeded. Any one can help me plz. Is there my hp deskjet 845C printer is useless after installation of windows 7?

A:Help needed to install hp deskjet 845C printer on windows 7

Hi there ... Read the Link below .. If you follow the Instructions you should be able to get your Printer Installed ...

Installing the Printer Software in Windows 7 for a USB Cable Connection HP Deskjet 845c Printer | HP? Support

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