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Every restart is basically a hard reset (and I'm NOT doing ...

Q: Every restart is basically a hard reset (and I'm NOT doing ...

New laptop May 2016, with Win 10 x 64 installed. Ran all upgrades. Since purchase, every time I restart, shut down etc, it 'resets' all of the personalized settings, especially annoying is the mouse/touch pad. I have to open settings every single time and select the disable touch pad, and also select the have touchpad icon on task bar. While I'm in this session, all is fine, but a soon as I shut down/restart it goes back to squre one, starting point ever time. It's very annoying. Especially that the icon won't stay on the task bar-I have to go to settings, advanced/more settings...etc. I've updated everything, I've run 'fixes' have tried everything I can think of. Thanks much!!

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New laptop May 2016, with Win 10 x 64  installed.  Ran all upgrades.  Since purchase, every time I restart, shut down etc, it 'resets' all of the personalized settings, especially annoying is the mouse/touch pad.  I have to open settings every single time and select the disable touch pad, and also select the have touchpad icon on task bar.  While I'm in this session, all is fine, but a soon as I shut down/restart it goes back to squre one, starting point ever time.  It's very annoying.  Especially that the icon won't stay on the task bar-I have to go to settings, advanced/more settings...etc.  I've updated everything, I've run 'fixes' have tried everything I can think of.  Thanks much!! 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Settings-reset-won-t-stay-Every-restart-is-basically-a-hard/td-p/5658118
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my speakers and microphone had stopped working...everything else was fine so i followed the steps to resolve issue on hp support.when it asked to do a hard reset i followed the instructions but my laptop will not now restart...am just getting a very quick flash fron on button then nothing...need help to resolve this

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/laptop-wont-restart-after-hard-reset/td-p/5611725
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So my phone Lumia was hit with the restart bug I was left with no option but to do a factory reset I went through the proper procedures I somehow managed to verify that my phone had created a backup of my apps and settings I removed the SD card just in case Etc etc However after the reset upon attempting to download my backups I was met with several problems The first OneDrive apparently has no backup for me to access I've tried numerous times but there seems to be no backups to be had The second several apps I had had installed are seemingly no longer available on the Windows store So what am I to glean from all this Because of some poorly coded bull leading to an OS or firmware bug bug hard restart and after defaults. Issues to factory reset I've lost a hefty chunk of personal data and cherished applications despite using MS's 'backup' feature if this sounds hostile it's likely because it is I'm very agitated by this I still have the SD card unformatted However there seems to be no meaningful way for me to recover what Issues after restart bug and hard reset to factory defaults. is on it At least not in any way that my phone will recognize Any advice anyone can give besides dropping this piece of junk and getting an Android

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This is going to run long so at first a resume Win installed on a clean disk which is small with a second drive for real storage because the first one can hold little except the OS Now I know there are driver issues Regardless I ran windows update it found 2nd update made my disappear drive Basically: hard Windows some update to install and when it was done doing that my second drive was Basically: Windows update made my 2nd hard drive disappear gone It's there of course and I can make it visible but not actually use it because it's reserved The long story So I bought this computer years ago It was aging even then It has a motherboard for which no win drivers exist So that's a thing Regardless it ran fine under win When I updated to win it was free it also ran fine for a long while then destroyed my hard drive No preamble or anything just went from to destruction in an instant I installed another hard drive It destroyed that too So that was disappointing Thing is neither drive is entirely destroyed I can access them every once in a while So through a herculean effort I got one of them running Sort of It would only boot if there was an installation disk in my dvd drive And even that only occasionally You realize of course that I'd not have put up with this if replacing the damned thing was an option Eventually I scraped together enough for a new drive Installed win again It worked I got drivers for it that also seem to work It's a little shaky about running games but not as such prone to spontaneous selfdestruction Yet So I've been running windows update in the vain hope that it'll suddenly realise what drivers I need Yea And then it suddenly yesterday told me it had some new update to install I'd tell you what it was except it insists no updates are installed At all But after I installed it my second drive had gone Amusingly it does somewhat feel like my motherboard is doing this to my drives just to spite me Anyone have any idea what's going on here

A:Basically: Windows update made my 2nd hard drive disappear

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Please update the Systems Specs in your forum profile with complete information.

In the System Manufacturer/Model Number field, manually type Desktop or Laptop adding it to the information already in the field. The specific model number is important - there are often many models of a given series.
For example, my machine is a HP Pavilion dv6, but there are tens of the dv6 series, so dv6-6c10us is the specific model.
Specify Custom Build as the manufacturer if it is not an OEM machine.
The easiest way to do this is to use the information from a PUBLISHED Speccy report.
See: Speccy - Publish Snapshot of your System Specs

Post the link to the report that Speccy gives you and also open the Speccy link.
Then click here to view your System Specs on this forum.

When you have both windows open, put them side-by-side and simply copy the information, field by field, from the Speccy report to your System Specs.

To see what information other members provide in their System Specs, click on My System Specs in the lower left of any post by any member.

Please post a Disk Management screen shot

Download dmDskmgr-vg.zip (contains dmDskmgr-vg.mmc)
Open the compressed folder, dmDskmgr-vg.zip
Double click dmDskmgr-vg.mmc to launch it
Press the Open button if prompted Do you want to open this file?
Answer yes to the User Account Control prompt

Tip: you can drag the middle bar up to show more of the bottom pane


(just don't drag it too far up - I also need the information in the top pane)Press Alt+PrtScn to grab a snapshot of just the Disk Management window
Open Paint and Ctrl+V to paste it, then save the image
Attach the image to a new post

Thanks

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I have a Windows 8 tablet Acer Iconia W700(I5 Core) and i am trying to factory reset to the default settings again because of the stupid problems i am having on the tablet.
Here is the problem i am trying to get into the BIOS which is the 1 step on the Acer website but for some bizarre reason when it is completely off i press the Windows button and the power button to get in to the BIOS as it says on the Acer Website but it keeps going to the start menu/desktop now instead of going to the BIOS. :/
I have factory reset/hard reset on my Acer Iconia W700 a couple times and i never had this problem before, i gone in to the BIOS no problem!!!
Can someone help me please?? Thanks!!!

A:Windows 8 tablet factory reset/hard reset problem!!! HELP!!

Is it still under warranty? You should try contacting Acer.

http://forums.windowscentral.com/general-tablet-laptop-discussion/397817-windows-8-tablet-factory-reset-hard-reset-problem-help.html
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hi,i wanted to know if hard reset and factory reset are the same things?my laptop won't turn on and i found out that i can hard reset that, but i do not want any of my data on hard disk to be erased. is it possible?(i've shut it down before so there is no data on RAM)thanks in advance.











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A:are hard reset and factory reset the same thing?

Hi, No, factory reset will bring your machine back to facory status (the time opening the box) byt hard reset won't. Regards.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Boot-and-Lockup/are-hard-reset-and-factory-reset-the-same-thing/td-p/5676772
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Hi i just installed a new Motherboard, CPU, Power Supply, Graphics Card and Ram, basically a new computer except for the HDD and CD Drive, whenever i restart from the start menu it will shut off and go to a black screen and the light on my monitor turns from green to orange, same thing happens if i hit the reset button, it boots normally just fine and i checked the temps, it's not overheating at all, i've updated all the drivers, any help would be appreciated.

Motherboard: ASRock N68C-GS-FX
CPU: Phenom II x 4
Graphics Card: Geforce GTX 260

if you need anymore info i'll gladly post it.

A:PC won't Restart/Reset

Hi is this a xp operating system as your info say's win 7 have you rechecked all the cables and connections are firmly and correctly seated including your ram,graphics and monitor cable

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/pc-wont-restart-reset-652412.html
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A:My profile reset after restart?

Hello and Welcome to TSF

You can try and copy your user profile to a new profile via this link. In this link they are referring to a corrupt profile but I see no difference between what you are experiencing

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811151/

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/my-profile-reset-after-restart-170551.html
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Thanks for the help!
 

A:Reset Volume on Restart

Sure, I thought it was clear.

I want my Vista system volume to be at 100 % (meaning: not at the value which is saved when I shut down the OS) when I start my PC.

Even more detailed:
1. My system or master volume is now at 33 %.
2. I shut down the computer.
3. I start the computer.
4. My system or master volume is still at 33 %, because Vista saves this value on shutdown.

I want the volume to be 100 % at step 4. I do not know how to do that.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/reset-volume-on-restart.992634/
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A:Limited connectivity on restart/NIC reset

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Celeras


Your computer was not assigned an address from the network (by the DHCP Server) for the Network Card with network address 0x001A4D4F62E8. The following error occurred: 0x79. Your computer will continue to try and obtain an address on its own from the network address (DHCP) server.


A DHCP error with one computer should not require you to reset the router. What happens when you "release" then "renew" the network ip address from the mis-behaving computer?

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/19779-limited-connectivity-restart-nic-reset.html
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How do I prevent this from happening?

A:Settings reset on computer restart

Hi, go to start search and type:-control folders (press enter). Select the "View" tab and put a check in "remember each folders view settings".

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A:Laptop Battery Reset/Restart

The only way to reset the "memory" on the battery is to completely drain it.
Unfortunately,draining it once a week has probably worn it out.
Should only drain it when it shows signs of not fully charging.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/laptop-battery-reset-restart.719483/
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A:Tried reset and reinstall, setup restart never end

Welcome to EightForums.
Try Cleaning the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Support Forums

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What program does it default to. There may be an option in that e-mail client that keeps setting it as the default. If you do not need it or use it then you could probably uninstall it and then set outlook express as the default again.

Let me know whats going on the more details we have, the better we can help.

Thanks Sam.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/141969/default-settings-reset-themselves-sometimes-on-restart/
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The only cause I can think of is having a Logitech wireless mouse installed. The setpoint.exe program for the wireless mouse runs in the background whether or not the mouse is connected. Could this be the problem?

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A:Icon sizes reset after restart and...

This is my simple solution, found after a year of trying suggestions from various forums:

- Go to c:\Users\[account]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat
- Move the UsrClass.dat to a backup folder (I used "My Documents")
- arrange your icons, restart and let the system create a new file

thanks to hypercube
HTML Code:
http://www.sevenforums.com/members/hypercube.html
for original suggestion. I screwed up his instructions and found the above solution

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/247747-icon-sizes-reset-after-restart.html
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hi, the laptop should have a recovery partition to boot to and restore it back to factory setup.
usually a F key combo to get to it like F4 or F11 or F12 ,what make and model # is the laptop

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A:Toolbar definitions in taskbar reset after restart

Hi,

I also have the same problems with windows 7 pro and home premium regarding the taskbar resetting after rebooting or resetting explorer.exe. I opened a thread on cnet forums regarding this issue but i've yet to find a solution to this. I have two different computer, a desktop and a laptop and both systems present the same exact problem. Please read my post maybe we will be able to find a solution to this issue.
Windows 7 Doest not Maintain Customized Taskbar Settings - CNET Windows 7 Forums

Cheers,

Jose G.

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A:Can't restart, refresh or reset Windows 8 machine

You're to the point of ordering restore discs from Acer if you did not make them.  I kinda wonder if the hard drive failed and if there any diagnostics available I would run them.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/528709/cant-restart-refresh-or-reset-windows-8-machine/
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A:Cursor reset to default & scrolling goes away on restart

I'm just posting on here again because it's been so long and the issue has NOT been solved. I don't know how it works on here, but this might bring it to the top of the 'recent' list instead of buried under forgotten issues. I guess I still want to know about the cursor thing, if that's even possible, but I'm really, real tired of fixing the scroll bar going away every time I restart my computer.
I use the scroll bar on the side of my touch pad a lot. And the fact I have to update my synaptics settings every single time is getting on my nerves. I didn't have to in Windows 8, 8.1, or 7. So is there a way to fix this?
Is anyone else having this issue, even?

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Hi,

Yesterday we had a 3 second power failure and when my computer restarted, the desktop icons were taking foreverrrr to show up (usually my computer takes 30 secs to load up because I only have a few programs installed at the moment). So I forced shutdown using the button and then booted up again.

Now it won't get past the MOBO's post screen and I can't even use my keyboard to get into the startup or the bios. Every time I shut down my computer, when I go to turn it back on the same thing happens and the only way I can get it going again is to reset the jumpers.

I did research prior to asking for help, but it seemed that everyone had different issues. I've never heard of this one before. My only guess is the MOBO battery, but I highly doubt it. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks a lot!
 

A:Freezes at post screen. Need to reset jumpers EVERY restart

The cmos battery does not stop a post. You will get an error however the system will post.

I would put the system into a very basic state.
1 Open the case and pull the pw connector from ALL drives; hd and optical.
2 Disconnect any usb type device
3 Pull out any add-in cards such as sound, nic, etc. Leave in your video card
4 Remove all ram except one stick.

Now attempt a post. If it fails, shutdown and try a different ram chip.

If it still fails to post, you will need to swap parts with known good ones; ie power supply, motherboard, ram, etc to find the problem.

FWIW I just fixed a family member's system that suffered a power failure/surge. It was just the pw supply that went out [they were lucky]
 

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A:Custom mouse cursors reset to default upon restart?

ech..... that's good for you.. i have same problem. You just copied all your custom cursor folder to Windows/Cursors folder? i've tried to do this but it didn't helped me... Maybe it's becuz i have another custom cursor installed on my PC? O__o

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A:fail to post after restart, but fixed with reset button

Welcome to Seven forums LongN3ck.
Offhand this sounds like a bad motherboard. Power off and remove all USB devices, except keyboard, mouse, and try it. Take out all memory modules except one and try it.
Power off and reset CMOS. Pull the power cable out first.
*Method one, remove the coin battery and short the battery terminals for 10 seconds.
*Method two, The mother board may have CMOS reset jumpers, short them for 10 seconds.

If the issue persists I still think its a bad board. I've had much experience with bad ones.

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A:Solved: Soundmax driver sound levels reset at restart/sleep/closing lid

Fix: It seems Skype was causing the issue. An update apparently reset some settings, which caused Skype to automatically adjust sound levels. Switching this option of in Skype provided me with a few hours and a sleep-awake scene without the problem.
 

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Hi...welcome to TSF

Have you tried TDS-3:-

http://www.diamondcs.com.au/index.php?page=home

Be sure to update it before using... if that doesn't help you need the HJT board... try the above and if it doesn't shift it, repost with a request for one of the moderators to move you to the HJT board

Peter

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A:Will Factory Reset Fix "a disk read error occurred press ctrl+alt+del to restart"

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A:Windows 8.1 & windows 10 : fail to factory reset and stuck in restart

Since you did upgrade and activate (did it activate okay?) then you should be able to clean install Windows 10 and have it activate.
See here: Windows 10 - Clean Install

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A:Solved: %*&@#%(*& basically this...

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A:Pc basically exploded

Sounds like you fried it/some/or all of it....not good, not good at all.

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A:Basically Everything is Corrupted

These people think it is your graphics driver or too much RAM.

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A:Two problems, basically

I think I can help get your SFC working. You need to right click the command prompt and select "run as administrator". Then the SFC /SCANNOW should work.

http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/217434-two-problems-basically.html
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A:Desperate need of help, PC has basically given up

 I see you listed both Avast and AVG.  You do know you can't run them both at the same time, don't you?
 
 I'd suggest trying a clean boot for starters.  Start MSCONFIG and click the Startup tab (Note: avoid the other tabs).  Uncheck everything there except your antivirus program and reboot.  See if that helps.  
 
Then  download minitoolbox and run it with the following boxes checked:
 
List last 10 Event Viewer Errors
 
List Installed Programs
 
List Users, Partitions, and Memory size
 
List Minidump files
 
Copy the resulting log and paste into a reply here.
 
Good luck.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/539007/desperate-need-of-help-pc-has-basically-given-up/
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/157338/disable-hard-reset/
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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Boot-and-Lockup/Hard-reset-on-a-14-d004au/td-p/5714711
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Hard reset documenthttp://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01684768/  You will need to contact HP directly for your issue. See the following web document for contact options.http://h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/help/contactHP/home/ 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-Notebooks/Hard-Reset-on-HP-Elite-X2/td-p/5540680
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A:i can not hard reset my laptop

Hello, Your PC came with Windows 8.1. The Win 10 upgrade killed the recovery partition. You need an HP Recovery disc set . The Grzy

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/i-can-not-hard-reset-my-laptop/td-p/5825375
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A:Reset Hard Drive

Hi .

If "reset" means delete everything...

You can just use the XP CD...to delete everything on any drive, before creating a new partition/formatting/installing XP.

Louis

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/176180/reset-hard-drive/
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A:PC will only boot after hard reset.

Wow, sounds like you've essentially swapped in a brand new computer.

You didn't put jumpers on the hard drive, did you? I've heard of that messing up SATA drives. Poke around the BIOS and mess with the drive settings, including raid configs that might not exist. it definately sounds like a BIOS problem related to your hard drive.

That does seem like a royal pain though.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/pc-will-only-boot-after-hard-reset.68670/
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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Boot-and-Lockup/Won-t-start-Tried-hard-reset-and-everything/td-p/5760886
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A:Hard power reset

I asked HP about this earlier today.   There is no current documentation that describes how to hard reset an x360 notebook.   I have no idea as to how long it wil take before the Hard reset document is updated. As soon as it happens I will let you know. 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Software-and-How-To-Questions/Hard-power-reset/td-p/5450011
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http://forums.windowscentral.com/ask-question/438052-hard-reset-wm10.html
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A:Reset Hard Drive

Well, for starters your disk is dynamic - no good. If you want that many primary partitions, initialize it in GPT.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/367494-reset-hard-drive.html
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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Video-Display-and-Touch/does-not-start-after-hard-reset/td-p/5679394
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A:HDMI Hard Reset.

Hello,Sorry just got everything sorted thanks.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/HDMI-Hard-Reset/td-p/5823200
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A:Unable to hard reset

There are other ways you could run Reset/Recovery:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04758961

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Boot-and-Lockup/Unable-to-hard-reset/td-p/5826966
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A:Computer won't restart. Have to hit reset button to get computer back

Hello,

Are you experiencing a Blue Screen?
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

John

http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/313726-computer-wont-restart-have-hit-reset-button-get-computer-back.html
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A:Basically setting up a new computer...

Originally Posted by Presario


Hey,

So I have a Toshiba Satellite A215-S7428. I had the ram replaced in it a while ago and it was a faulty stick not too mention it was mis-installed. Originally there were two 1GB DDR2 RAM Cards and they swapped one of the 1GB DDR2 RAM Cards for a 2GB DDR2 RAM Card and mis-installed it which basically corrupted my Operating System and lead to a hard-drive failure, according to Toshiba and Office Depot. Toshiba wouldn't deal with it as it was out of warranty in a week from the time I called, therefor I called Office Depot as I have 3-Year Extended Warranty to get this notebook serviced, it's my main computer and runs nearly all day for multiple reasons: IM, Music, Movies, Photos, Gaming, Blogging, Forums, Socializing and downloads on a 56K Modem. It also had random screen shut off issues which was apparently fixed in a BiOS, after Toshiba directed me to update the BiOS to see if it fixed that issue (Which it did!) and fix the issue with the hard-drive my computer wouldn't even boot up past the green loading bar, it'd hang on a black screen with a white cursor as it wasn't loading my Windows.

Office Depot just sent back my notebook, right now I'm away on vacation in Florida and will be heading home in about two weeks to my notebook with a new hard-drive and recovery discs, whether or not it's a vista disc or just recovery discs I'm not sure. I want to assure that I get the most out of my system and it's safely up to date. I also need to re-install the new 2GB DDR2 RAM, I'm looking for anything I have to do before/after the installation to make sure that it's properly installed and problem free. So, below are some questions about what's going on.



This has got to be a first! Honestly, I've never in 20 years heard of a faulty RAM stick causing hard disk failure!







Originally Posted by Presario


1) Is there anyway of imaging, cloning or burning a new set of Recovery Discs just in-case the originals fail?



The easiest would be to use Nero (or some other DVD burning software) to make copies of said recovery discs, and then keep the originals in a safe place, using the copies when needed.

The second option would require you to get the system operational as you want it, then use Acronis True Image to clone the entire harddisk.







Originally Posted by Presario


2) Is there anyway of downloading the service pack, updates, bios etc on the computer I'm on now and burn to disc for install on my notebook when I get home? (I'm on dial-up and it makes it virtually impossible to download updates)



Sure. Just go to the manufacturers website and download the appropriate files, burn them to disc, and use them when needed. Just besure to get the correct files, so as not to cause problems.







Originally Posted by Presario


3) What's the best free anti-virus suite out there?



This is a matter of opinion. AVG comes highly recommended. I myself use Avast!







Originally Posted by Presario


4) What do I have to do to assure that the ram is properly installed, not faulty and problem free?



Not much really. If it's not properly installed, then the computer will likely give you a warning about it. If the RAM is installed correctly but is faulty, then the computer POST will probably also detect this. Otherwise, you can always use the Vista Memory Test, which is available from the F8 boot menu.







Originally Posted by Presario


5) Should I download and install all my updates before I download and install the progams I use?



It's a matter of preference. I like to follow this procedure:
Install Hardware and associated driversInstall all available and relevant Windows Updates.Install Software.


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A:Windows XP SP1 Basically frozen, CPU 100%

oh no,
a bunch of boxes popped up and i hit ok to them,
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-xp-sp1-basically-frozen-cpu-100.724766/
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A:Everything Basically Dissapears But The Wallpaper

Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum. My name is Richie and i'll be helping you to fix your problems.Apologies for the late response,as i'm sure you can appreciate we are extremely busy.If you've already recieved help at another forum and your issues have been resolved,or you're presently recieving help elsewhere then please let us know.If you have not followed the info in the link below prior to posting your log then please do so now:Preparation Guide for use before posting a HijackThis Log:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/If you still require help,please post a new Hijackthis log into this topic in your next reply.Also post a detailed description of the issues you're experiencing.*Note*Post all reports/logs directly into this topic,not as attachments,thanks.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/129626/everything-basically-dissapears-but-the-wallpaper/
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A:Computer basically dead, what now?

If you donate it and not sell it you can remove the harddrive if its still good and use it as a spare.Since you cant even get the computer to work either because its a bad motherboard or power supply i dont think you will be able to run it long enough to wipe the drive.However donating a dead computer to have someone fix it might be more than its worth.If its one of those old monitors that looks like a tv set and not a flat screen one they have no value and very few people want those. The keyboard and mouse you wont get much for them. As for the tower a good computer repair place can remove what is salvageable and will then recycle it properly so it doesnt end up in a landfill.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/computer-basically-dead-what-now.1061643/
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A:Can anyone help me? My computer is basically nonfunctional

I suggest having a live distro like ubuntu to backup all your stuff first, once everything is backed up, perform the Clean Install Windows 7 tutorial

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/167580-can-anyone-help-me-my-computer-basically-nonfunctional.html
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Hi Gradeabra,

Based on no other information on your computer and your problem, I would say that reset is very likely due to overheat. May be a maintenance cleaning up would help.

Good luck and post back.

Bruce

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/283253-pc-black-suddenly-got-hard-reset.html
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Is there anything I can do??? Or is the router a brick now?

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A:Accidental hard reset on router- Help!

ask your nephew if he saved the settings for you, or try searching your computer for a file named something like this

network settings.conf

not sure if DLink save as .conf files but worth a try
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/accidental-hard-reset-on-router-help.1086000/
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A:Hp iPAQ pocket pc hard reset

To hard-reset your Pocket PC, hold down the power button and press the reset button at the same time. You will loose any data, backup before attempting.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/hp-ipaq-pocket-pc-hard-reset-588516.html
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A:Computer won't boot sometimes without hard reset

Hello kat91119,Some people have been able to awaken the monitor when the computer is in "sleep" mode by pressing CTRL-ALT-DEL (not holding them) and then clicking cancel. You could try going through this troubleshooting guide: How to Troubleshoot a Vista or Windows 7 Sleep Mode Problem.You will note that they recommend updating the display drivers and the system bios, first. I wouldn't worry about the bios at this point but would check the computer manufacturer's web site to see if they have an "updated" display driver. How to determine the dispaly adapter name and version then go to manufacturer's website:First, click "Start" (the globe) and right mouse click on "Computer" and click "Properties."Select "Device Manager" then click on the (+) next to "Display Adapters." Write down the make and model number.Next, right mouse click on the Display Adapter and click "Properties," "Driver" tab, and write down driver date and driver version.Now you can go the computer manufacturer's web site (i.e. Dell, HP, Acer, etc.), look for "Download Drivers and Software" (may have to click on Support, first). Enter either "Tag number" or exact "make and model number." Select the computer operating system (Vista 32 or Vista 64).Look for your exact display adapter, note date and driver version. If newer, download and install.Finally, proceed with the troubleshooting guide.I hope it helps.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/433786/computer-wont-boot-sometimes-without-hard-reset/
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A:hard reset for black screen

Hard reset instructions: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01684768 Not guaranteed to work for you but worth a shot.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/hard-reset-for-black-screen/td-p/5577888
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A:external hard drive reset plz

Hi pride and Welcome to Vista Forums.
Did you right click the Hard drive and then format it?

http://www.vistax64.com/drivers/229790-external-hard-drive-reset-plz.html
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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f299/computer-locking-up-need-to-do-a-hard-reset-701746.html
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https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-IdeaPad-100-305-500-Edge/Lenovo-flex-2-hard-reset/td-p/3442142
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Thanks in advance for any assistance. I am so frustrated!
 

A:D-Link Router Needs Hard Reset

'Could the problem possibly be an adapter card in one of the clients?'

Possibly.

The obvious test is to run only 1, and if it happens, keep alternating one out and another in. If all 3 get the router failure 1 at a time, then the router is toast. If single comp causes the fail, then the comp NIC is bad.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/d-link-router-needs-hard-reset.109730/
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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Even-after-a-hard-reset-my-hp-laptop-won-t-turn-on/td-p/5655805
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A:PC crashing, requiring hard reset.

Please provide full specs of your PC including PSU make/model/wattage so we know what we're looking at. Could quite possibly be a PSU problem, but we need all your other hardware info too (CPU, Motherboard, RAM etc).

Is the PC pre-built or custom built?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/pc-crashing-requiring-hard-reset-614768.html
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I have this problem too. I've sent a message to Lenovo to see if they have a procedure. I know that for other devices it is possible to reset using just a power button menu. catzi67: did you manage to solve the issue?

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Beacon-Stick-300-D-J-and/Hard-reset-BIOS-on-Stick-300/td-p/2267136
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hi everyone.

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A:blue screen after hard reset

I had this exact same problem with our family computer... however we used windows system recovery... if you still have the windows xp CD that would be the best option to reinstall... Does it go on a cycle? Startup, restart, startup, restart?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/blue-screen-after-hard-reset-171325.html
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A:Acer XC-704C won't allow fix after hard reset. Any...

http://community.acer.com/t5/Knowledge-Base/Windows-10-Installation-Recovery-Media-Creation-and-Use/... i would try a clean windows 10 install (wiping completly any partition on the HDD/SSD), most of Acer software and drivers can be downloaded from their support website:http://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/support-product/6067;-;Aspire%20XC-704G

http://community.acer.com/t5/Aspire-Desktops/Acer-XC-704C-won-t-allow-fix-after-hard-reset-Any-ideas-Shows/td-p/422110/jump-to/first-unread-message
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A:Laptop still won't turn on after hard reset

Hi there @PaulaEmde,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, both from other users, HP experts and other support personnel. I understand that your notebook is not powering up. I am happy to help with this. When it is plugged in do you see a charging LED lit?When you try to power it on, is there any sound of the unit starting, like the fans spinning or the sound of the hard drive spinning up?Do you have another power adapter available that you can try?Have you tried a different electrical outlet?Do you have a direct power connection, or are you using a power bar, or UPS? For now give these a try, and let me know the results and the answers to my questions. Hopefully one of these will resolve the issue, but if not, the answers may help to localize the cause.Using and Testing the AC Power AdapterHP Notebook PCs - Computer does not start (Windows 8)Improving Battery Performance (Windows 8, 7, Vista)

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Boot-and-Lockup/Laptop-still-won-t-turn-on-after-hard-reset/td-p/4982739
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My computer used to have the "blue screen." Then my computer completely crashed (when I hit the power button, the light on the desktop blinks a little and shuts off)...It does not turn on the screen either...

I think it might be the hard drive. Is there a way to reset the hard drive without having to turn on? (Is there a button you can push to reset it somewhere? etc.)

Even if it is not the hard drive I would still like to completely reset it...

Thanks for any advice
 

A:Reset Hard Drive Manually

No. There isn't a reset for the HDD.

If the PC won't even power up properly, there is likely a hardware failure or at a minimum, something inside the PC is not properly connected/installed.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/reset-hard-drive-manually.1014065/
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Initially I was facing a problem wherein the keys A,S,D,F and some other keys were not working. The mousepad was also not working fine. I searched the net and got a page that suggested hard reset. Hence, I did the followingStep 01. Turned OFF the NotebookStep 02. Un-plugged the Power/AC Adapter and also removed the BatteryStep 03. Pressed and Held the Power Button of the Notebook for a full minuteStep 04. Re-inserted the battery back in  As soon as I re-inserted the battery, the following happenedPower button with LED indicator - is continuously onBattery charging LED indicator - is continuously onPower/standby LED indicator - is continuously onScreen is blank. Nothing is displayed on screen If I remove the battery the lights shut down. As soon as I put the battery the lights are on. Pressing the power button continuouslt doesn't help. Can someone please help in resolving the issue and starting my laptop.

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The issue started a few weeks ago when it seemed my HDD failed sent it to a shop to be tested and repaired Went through HDDs before the rd actually worked that's the HDD i'm currently using ST DM - CH SCSI Disk Drive It hard reset only locks from and a up responds Pc worked fine up until a few days ago when random screen freezes started to occur mainly when playing online games such as World of Warcraft Each day the game would freeze to the point that the entire system locked up and only a hard reset would work it went from a couple of freezes a day to - a day Pc locks up and only responds from a hard reset The HDD itself showed no signs of failing Pc locks up and only responds from a hard reset or struggling and all drivers are up to date I then ran Memtest on both Rams then each while in the primary slot a combined total of tests all of which passed Then booted up the PC with Ram at a time and it worked fine my next step was to run HDDScan but for some reason it would not allow me to hit the S M A R T button even though it recognised my HDD I must also say that at times the boot up has been extremely slow to the point I thought it froze it seems hit and miss whether it reaches the desktop screen With both RAM in it struggles to fully boot up too Linked the DXDiag file which gives a run down of everything EDIT Finally on the pc with only Ram installed running HDDScan right now and will post a screenshot of the outcome shortly It's just strange that it's able to boot up with each RAM but when both are installed it struggles thing to add is that I contacted World of Warcraft Tech Support as the crashes happened more frequent when playing the game they stated that my network drives were out of date from and my BIOS drivers from yet when I tried to update both I got a quot not compatible quot pop up that was from the manufacturers website Hope this helps

A:Pc locks up and only responds from a hard reset

This is the outcome of my HDDScan, I really can't tell whether there's issues or not. Some help appreciated. I'm really starting to think my PSU may be at fault, Atrix 650t 12v but I'm finding very little on reviews or complaints about the product.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/313881-pc-locks-up-only-responds-hard-reset.html