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  1. Re: Windows fails to boot. Can't even boot to safe mode. Help!

    I tried bcdboot D:\Windows
    It complained "failure when attempting to copy boot files"

    I have no idea why windows is on d and c is system reserved.
    I changed the drive letters. Assigning Windows...
  2. Re: Windows fails to boot. Can't even boot to safe mode. Help!

    I typed:
    D:
    DIR

    Windows folder is there.

    Then I typed diskmgmt but it didn't work. No such command.

    I typed:
    diskpart
  3. Re: Windows fails to boot. Can't even boot to safe mode. Help!

    C drive is system reserved.
    D drive is actually where Windows installed.
    The laptop is 5-6 years old. It should be legacy install. That's why I formatted the USB drive as MBR / BIOS or UEFI-CSM.
    ...
  4. Re: Windows fails to boot. Can't even boot to safe mode. Help!

    In this tutorial, it states in step 13:

    The DEFAULT, SAM and SECURITY files should each be about 262,000 bytes in size.
    The SOFTWARE file should be about 26,000,000 bytes.
    The...
  5. Re: Windows fails to boot. Can't even boot to safe mode. Help!

    Thank you for everyone who replied.

    I created a bootable Windows 7 USB drive using Rufus with the following settings:

    Partition scheme: MBR.
    Target System type: BIOS or UEFI-CSM.
    ...
  6. Re: Windows fails to boot. Can't even boot to safe mode. Help!

    Not from a disk. Ran like 4-5 times but failed every time.
  7. Windows fails to boot. Can't even boot to safe mode. Help!

    Windows fails to boot. Can't even boot to safe mode. Help!

    Comodo Internet Security couldn't start properly one day. I uninstalled and restarted. Then reinstalled but failed. It asked me to...
  8. Good to-do and reminder software, any recommendation?

    I would like to find a feature-rich to-do and reminder Windows software which has the following features:
    * a way to display all forthcoming tasks at specific period, preferably the ability to sort...
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    Install programs in limited user account

    1. I have set an account as a limited user in Windows XP. It has to temporarily run as an administrator when he wants to install a program. Most of the time it works but I encountered a few cases...
  10. Scan for file corruption & errors + Disk wiping

    1. Hello. I would like to see if all data files in my computer are still healthy, i.e. they haven't been damaged or corrupt yet. Manually opening one by one is not an option. There are literally...
  11. Re: [Seriously need help] External hard disk causes hard drive failures & OS crashes

    After posting the config, do you get any clues why something like this would occur?


    Well seemingly no. My new computer acted weirdly yesterday (see the previous posts about display quirks). But...
  12. Re: [Seriously need help] External hard disk causes hard drive failures & OS crashes

    The data which has been transferred.
    Is there any way to verify their integrity?
  13. Re: [Seriously need help] External hard disk causes hard drive failures & OS crashes

    Thanks. What about the verifying part - how could I verify that the copy is identical and error-free. I know there are some tools to calculate checksums but they are very ineffective. Let's assume...
  14. Re: [Seriously need help] External hard disk causes hard drive failures & OS crashes

    Whatever can solve first. They are all towards the same goal after all - solve the bug, saving the data and hard disk/laptop.

    Laptop is completely locked up now.
    Can't get into safe mode.
    Can't...
  15. Re: [Seriously need help] External hard disk causes hard drive failures & OS crashes

    Would anyone mind giving some hints or clues about those questions too? We are struggling to recover after such a mysterious disaster:

    1. What checking tools (free or paid) do you recommend to...
  16. Re: [Seriously need help] External hard disk causes hard drive failures & OS crashes

    Here you are:
    http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/1317/configf.png
    Note that Computer 1 (desktop) and Computer 2 (laptop) are running fine for years until such a disaster. Computer 3 is a new...
  17. [Seriously need help] External hard disk causes hard drive failures & OS crashes

    [Seriously need help] External hard disk causes hard drive failures & OS crashes
    The thread is rather long. Only read what you think important. Skip the rest!

    We have a serious but mysterious...
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