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My laptop shows only the "dell" logo after an update to windows 10

Q: My laptop shows only the "dell" logo after an update to windows 10

Hi guys..i downloaded and the windows 10 update from my inspiron 15 5000series and then when it started installing it, it restarted itself and many times and then it only shows the "dell" logo for a couple of hours so i pressed the power botton for a long time till it turned off (i know i shouldn't but i did it) and then i pressed it again to turn it on but it only keeps showing the dell logo for ever.
Please help me, idk what to do

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/4997/t/19992732
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Hello!

Does anyone know how to enable details of registry updates after a Windows 7 update reboot?

On one computer, the registry updates are shown under the Windows boot logo like "Applying update XXXXX of YYYYY" followed by the registry key. On another nothing is shown...

I cannot figure out if this is a BIOS setting or something set in Windows.

Thanks,
S?ren

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Hi all Sorry to repeat a question I see a lot of instances of but none of those seem to be addressing my problem correctly I have not done anything new to my computer in recent days so this problem has caught me off guard I see most instances of this problem come after upgrading to Windows I have had Win installed for a while now Here is a summary of my problem My computer recently got stuck on the quot Starting Windows Screen quot So I manually held the power button to reboot On reboot it said there was a need to run a startup repair which I did Everything checked fine except for the Corrupted" Windows", is on Repair "Starting Stuck Shows Disk Volume "System on last one which said quot System Volume on Disk is Corrupted quot which it claimed to have successfully fixed After rebooting from repair the system gets stuck on quot Starting Windows Screen quot for a good - minutes after which it runs a registry check After it completes that I get hopeful -- but the screen then gets stuck on an all black screen with just the mouse cursor and nothing more Additional note Attempting to start the computer on quot safe mode quot leads Stuck on "Starting Windows", Repair Shows "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted" safe mode startup to become stalled Stuck on "Starting Windows", Repair Shows "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted" on quot DRIVERS CLASSPNP SYS quot The lastest attempt to repair yielded this message quot Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically Problem event Name Startup Repair Offline Problem signature uknown quot AutoFailover Corrupt Volume OS Version Locale Id In need of help not sure where to start Thanks nbsp

A:Stuck on "Starting Windows", Repair Shows "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted"

Hi Stan, Hopefully I can help you out....or at least lead you in the right direction. From my experience, the symptoms you are suggesting sound like perhaps a dying Hard drive.

1. Do you have the windows 7 boot disks that came with your computer or when you bought the Operating System? If so, you could try and insert one of those and boot from it, and attempt to repair the installation. (this won't affect your data, only the windows system files).

2. If that doesn't fix it, you could try a fresh reinstall of windows 7, and see if that works.

3. If neither of those work, its likely that because of the fact that when windows is repairing itself, it is generally putting copies of its system files in the same physical location on your disk. Because your disk is obviously not completely dead, ie....its still loading to the windows 7 startup screen, its just copying files to the bad sectors on your hard drive and gets stuck when loading. This is especially my guess because you said Safe mode is having same problems, even after attempting to repair. In the past, I've tried and salvage a disk by reformatting it and only leaving on partitions which do not contain the bad clusters. This takes some time, and some guess work.....and really this is only a "bandaid" fix because once the disk has bad clusters, its only a matter of time before these things give out. You wouldn't want to trust your important data on it anyways....

I hope this leads you in the right direction.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/stuck-on-starting-windows-repair-shows-system-volume-on-disk-is-corrupted.1023059/
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i am fed up with this, firstly i installed win 10 , getting same error so i shifted to win 8.1 now again same issue, that is really sad, why you create laptops when you cant upload proper drivers, laptop is useless without drivers and my laptop have 4gg graphics card also but its *** as all game etc use local hd driver instead of my card and i get o performance in running any game.

please help me with drivers i am fed up with this.

A:"the update installer operation is unsuccessful" getting error on each driver installation on my new laptop dell 5558 black one window 8.1 pro 64 bit.

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!

What driver are you trying to install in particular and what hardware IDs do you have?
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/downloading-drivers-checking-hardware-ids-and-downloading-and-installing-dell-system-drivers-in-the-correct-order/checking-hardware-ids-in-the-device-manager/
Also the size of the downloaded driver, in case its an incomplete download. 
Windows Reinstallation Guide and Related Wikies See here for other wikies such as Customising and Using Windows 8.1, Dell Wireless Cards and Unofficial Drivers.
Thanks
Robin

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Thanks to ImageShack for Free Image Hosting
 

A:partition magic shows partition type as "other", windows shows "healthy"

Quote from Symantec:
There are currently no versions of PartitionMagic that support Windows® 2000 dynamic drives.Click to expand...
moper
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/partition-magic-shows-partition-type-as-other-windows-shows-healthy.399582/
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Windows continually fails to update this module:
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So far there has been no solution provided.

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/b49b8eaa-3101-4ce8-815a-1f1ebf05bce5/windows-update-fails-installing-update-for-windows-7-for-x64based-systems-kb2952664-with-error?forum=ieitprocurrentver
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Hi,
Please share the system's Service Tag and Owner's Name and the exact message you get with the code via private message (click my username and then click Start Conversation). I will try and check if a master password can be generated for this to help you reset the password.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19579187
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Check under Security for the Broadcom Unified Security Hub (USH - probably a print/biometric reader) for the device that best matches your hardware:
www.dell.com/.../latitude-e6520
The other "mass storage controller" ... go to Device Manager, right-click the device in question, Properties, Details tab, change dropdown to Hardware Ids and give me the the VEN and DEV ID's (do the same for the above USH device if the driver linked does not work).  

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/3524/t/19487460
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Specs show that drive has a ATA-6 interface (P-ATA, or IDE). How are you connecting this drive to your laptop? Does the laptop have a PATA or SATA connection? Does it use an adapter?

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A:[SOLVED] Desktop won't load on dell laptop after "windows must be activated" event

should also include that after repair install loading back into windows after 3rd reboot when it's finished it would get to the windows xp loading screen and hang there without ever loading windows, but once i shutdown and turned it back on it would load fine. (fine meaning it would get to the login screen and just not work anymore)

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/solved-desktop-wont-load-on-dell-laptop-after-and-quot-windows-must-be-activated-and-quot-event-438691.html
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Any suggestions on what to do? Thank you!

A:Dell Inspiron Laptop Windows 7 Home Premium Stuck on "Welcome" Screen

Hi aphelocoma,

Please try the following steps to see if they help:

Try to run 'hardware diagnostics' to check 'hardware functionality':
- Power off the laptop > Power it back on; at Dell splash screen repeatedly tap 'F12' > Use 'arrow keys' on the keyboard to highlight 'Diagnostics' and tap 'Enter' > Capture 'error message' if any.
You may refer to the following 'web article' for detailed steps: Run Built-In Diagnostics for Your System

If you still experience issues, try to 'Load BIOS defaults' to see if that works:
- Power off the laptop > Power it back on and at 'Dell splash screen' repeatedly tap 'F2 key' > Tap 'F9' to 'load BIOS defaults' > Tap 'F10' to 'Save and Exit'
Note: Also check the 'hard drive status' in the 'BIOS' (Check if detected)

Please share the exact system model, if no conclusive results show up.

Do reply with the findings; would be glad to assist.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/282894-dell-inspiron-laptop-windows-7-home-premium-stuck-welcome-screen.html
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When trying to update with Windows update i get a spontaneous reboot or a bluescreen-crash The filename quot lzx sys quot is mentioned The updates i'm trying to install are the following roughly translated from norwegian quot Update for Windows Media Format SDK for Windows XP KB quot quot Windows Tool for removal of dangerous software - march KB quot Other than that i believe i have all other "Exploit/ByteVerify" reboots/bluescreens - spontaneous Update Windows - "lzx32.sys" windows-updates I do however recall there beeing a third update on Windows Update - spontaneous reboots/bluescreens "lzx32.sys" - "Exploit/ByteVerify" the list Windows Update - spontaneous reboots/bluescreens "lzx32.sys" - "Exploit/ByteVerify" when i started the installation for the first time After the third or forth spontanous restart Windows Update - spontaneous reboots/bluescreens "lzx32.sys" - "Exploit/ByteVerify" bluscreen when i figured something was wrong it has disappeared from the list I do not know if it actually got installed or not I've been following the -steps-before-posting as good as possible From my normal startup programs msn-messenger and daemon-tools were shutted down before the dss-scan Here are the three logs panda-activescan dss-main and dss-extra attached PS note that the quot extra txt quot is from the first scan which was done abit earlier than my last scan where the pasted quot main txt quot is from This is because i was unable to get a fresh quot extra txt quot from the last scan no minimized window at all OK here we go now Incident Status Location Adware adware abox Not disinfected Windows Registry Dialer dialer asl Not disinfected HKEY CURRENT USER Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Ext Stats D A -E C - E F-A - D AC A Adware adware azesearch Not disinfected Windows Registry Adware adware adshooter Not disinfected Windows Registry Adware adware fastvideoplayer Not disinfected Windows Registry Adware adware wupd Not disinfected Windows Registry Adware adware ist sidefind Not disinfected Windows Registry Dialer dialer dk Not disinfected HKEY CURRENT USER Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Ext Stats D - F - C-B E -DEBDD C Adware adware ist istbar Not disinfected Windows Registry Adware adware dyfuca Not disinfected Windows Registry Potentially unwanted tool Application ServUBased A Not disinfected C Burn-Backup kl - Burn Stuff Progz - Inet Serv-U fo-su zip fo-su exe SERVUDAEMON EXE Spyware Cookie BurstNet Not disinfected C Documents and Settings Claw Programdata Mozilla Firefox Profiles hfevyay default cookies txt burstnet com Spyware Cookie Xiti Not disinfected C Documents and Settings Claw Programdata Mozilla Firefox Profiles hfevyay default cookies txt xiti com Spyware Cookie YieldManager Not disinfected C Documents and Settings Claw Programdata Mozilla Firefox Profiles hfevyay default cookies txt ad yieldmanager com Hacktool Exploit ByteVerify Not disinfected C Documents and Settings Claw Programdata Sun Java Deployment cache javapi v jar java jar- f c - ee e f zip NewSecurityClassLoader class Hacktool Exploit ByteVerify Not disinfected C Documents and Settings Claw Programdata Sun Java Deployment cache javapi v jar java jar- f c - ee e f zip NewURLClassLoader class Hacktool Exploit ByteVerify Not disinfected C Documents and Settings Claw Programdata Sun Java Deployment cache javapi v jar loaderadv jar- b- efe zip Matrix class Hacktool Exploit ByteVerify Not disinfected C Documents and Settings Claw Programdata Sun Java Deployment cache javapi v jar loaderadv jar- b- efe zip Dummy class Adware Adware Give free Not disinfected C Programfiler Give Free Plugin ibho dll Deckard's System Scanner v Run by Claw on - - at Computer is in Normal Mode -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -- HijackThis run as Claw exe ----------------------------------------------- Logfile of HijackThis v Scan saved at... Read more

A:Windows Update - spontaneous reboots/bluescreens "lzx32.sys" - "Exploit/ByteVerify"

BUMP

In addition I've done some work myself (Rustbfix.exe, SpywareGuard, SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition, AVG Anti-Spyware), and it seems to be cleaner than it was (i.e. Windows Update works).

It would be nice anyways to get the facts straight, so here's a fresh log from Deckards System Scanner:

Deckard's System Scanner v20070318.32
Run by Claw_ on 2007-03-22 at 14:16:44
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------



-- HijackThis (run as Claw_.exe) -----------------------------------------------

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 14:17:16, on 22.03.2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Programfiler\Fellesfiler\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Programfiler\Fellesfiler\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Programfiler\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Programfiler\Fellesfiler\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Programfiler\Fellesfiler\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Programfiler\Fellesfiler\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Programfiler\Fellesfiler\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Programfiler\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Programfiler\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Programfiler\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Programfiler\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Programfiler\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
C:\Programfiler\WZCBDL Service\WZCBDLS.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Programfiler\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\winpatrol.exe
C:\Programfiler\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Programfiler\Fellesfiler\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Programfiler\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Programfiler\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Programfiler\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Programfiler\PeerGuardian2\pg2.exe
C:\Programfiler\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
C:\Programfiler\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Programfiler\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
C:\Programfiler\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
C:\Programfiler\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Programfiler\MSN Messenger\usnsvc.exe
C:\Programfiler\Winamp\winamp.exe
C:\Programfiler\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Claw_\Skrivebord\Security-stuff\dss.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\HIJACK~1\Claw_.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.no/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Programfiler\Fellesfiler\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {1A0AADCD-3A72-4b5f-900F-E3BB5A838E2A} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {208E7E77-507A-4649-B0C9-D39E9049C7A2} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: SpywareGuard Download Protection - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - C:\Programfiler\SpywareGuard\dlprotect.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Programfiler\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Programfiler\Fellesfiler\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: Norton Internet Security - {9ECB9560-04F9-4bbc-943D-298DDF1699E1} - C:\Programfiler\Fellesfiler\Symantec Shared\AdBlocking\NISShExt.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {... Read more

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Any help?

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A:(Redirected) Dell Inspiron stuck on "Dell" screen after failed update...

As you have a laptop, best to post this in the Laptop Forum here:http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/default.aspxBev. 

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19682602
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I can still get updates by going to Settings>Update & Security though.

In my other computers this works fine, and as far as I can tell all the updates are done.
From what I've searched around other people seemed to have a similar issue where they couldn't acess the settings at all which isn't my case. Still I tried the sfc/ scannow that a lot of users seemed to recommend but no results.

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Spanker,
.............. Still I tried the sfc/ scannow that a lot of users seemed to recommend but no results. .....................

Please clarify what did you mean by "no results".

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A:Cant find "System Image" of 36 GB but its shows on "Manage Disc Space"

Hello sattyaji, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It may still be showing if the system image was created as part of a Windows backup. Using the tutorial below to reset Windows Backup should clear it for you, but you will need to set up your backup again afterwards.

Backup User and System Files - Reset to Default Configuration

Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.sevenforums.com/backup-restore/284067-cant-find-system-image-36-gb-but-its-shows-manage-disc-space.html
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Hi have you tried running a start up repair An update is not installed successfully when you try to install the update in Windows Vista and Windows 7

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A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/windows-explorer-duration-column-no-seconds-just-hours-and-minutes-253928.html
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These links from Microsoft Support will help you up....
Link 1
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-update-error-windowsupdate_80070bc9-windowsupdate_dt000.983122/
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Is this a laptop provided by a company you work for by any chance?

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CaptainSiberia said:


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A:Logon Screen "Windows 7" logo remove/change?

Is this what you are looking for?

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in your system recovery options, do you have one for system restore? if so, try restoring to a previously saved restore point prior to the problem. you can also do this in safemode.

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A:Windows will not update "WindowsUpdate_80200053" "WindowsUpdate_dt000"

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Well I solved my own problem and feel a little silly. I just happened to check my msconfig.exe and I had it set to selective startup with the first option for services unchecked.

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A:Dell Latitude "battery not installed" preventing BIOS update

It may be referring to the CMOS battery which is wired to the computer beneath the keyboard. The battery can be replaced for $8.95 to $29.95 depending on where you purchase...

But regardless, you do have a problem that must be resolved. The D610 has been one strange little irrelevant problem after another... but you cannot afford to irritate it and have that mysterious unremovable password appear as it has on so many D610 and D620 Dells.
 

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I feel that I should be more observant. In Control Panel > Sound > Playback > Select the Realtek device > Properties > Levels there are the exact changes I need. I don't know why I didn't notice until now. Could explain why there was no "Show Meters" button in this release but I thought Windows 7 also had the same leveling and there was the leveling in Dell Audio as well.
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http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3513/t/19665447
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Hello, in the right side of the Win7 taskbar is a built-in show desktop shortcut. Just wondering why you have a pinned one?
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Delete the pinned show desktop shortcut. Hope this helps.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/163428-when-i-click-windows-explorer-shows-show-desktop-shortcut.html
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Hello sndflea,

Double check using the tutorial below to see if the Start menu power button is set to what you wanted, and if it sticks after changing.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/392614-windows-7-start-menu-button-shows-shutdown.html
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What is wrong is that you had 2 hard drives connected when you installed Windows.

Bad idea.

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Disconnect the HDD and do it over.

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A:On Dell C521 "repair" takes me to looping twixt Dell and Windows screens

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Try using the windows update troubleshooter

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A:Windows 7: Disabling printer sound "Now Printing" and "Done Printing" for Dell

I only use HP printers and have never used Dell printers, so I'm not familiar with those "now printing/done printing" announcements.

I keep my printer set to notify me of the ink levels ONLY when something is printing.

That saves me from having to go into the printer toolbox to manually check the ink levels.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-7-disabling-printer-sound-now-printing-and-done-printing-for-dell.1106559/
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A:windows update error code "WindowsUpdate_80073712" "WindowsUpdate_dt00

Read this instructions carefully and proceed:






Quote:
If the System File Check tool found corruption and could not fix them, then we will do a repair install to correct this. First check if the second set of instructions (Resetting Windows Update Components) is successful.

Repair Installation:
You may reinstall your copy of Windows 7 while keeping your files, settings, and programs by performing a repair installation or an upgrade installation.
1. Insert the Windows installation disc into your computer's DVD or CD drive. You must start Windows installation while running your existing version of Windows.
2. On the Install Windows page, click Install now.
3. On the Get important updates for installation page, we recommend getting the latest updates to help ensure a successful installation and to help protect your computer against security threats. You will need an Internet connection to get installation updates.
4. On the Type your product key for activation page, we strongly recommend that you type your 25-character product key to help avoid problems during activation.
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It is always advisable to backup any and all important data before proceeding with any major changes to your system. Please see: Methods for backing up your files.
Always make sure you have the means to reinstall your programs, either through an install disk or having access to the installation files.


Source: "WindowsUpdate_80070570" "WindowsUpdate_80073712" - Microsoft Answers

I would prefer you try an upgrade installation and input your newly purchased product key which will install Windows 7 Ultimate.

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Ii's probably this. Boot into safe mode (tap F8 on boot up), and set the resolution to 60-65Hz. Then reboot as usual. The new monitor probably cant handle the res it is set at now.

If that doesn't work, come back.

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Hello there and welcome to the forums Doomdaddy!

If you want to be absolutely sure whether your drive is gutted/or still recoverable, try and pull it out of the laptop and place it into an external USB caddy/enclosure, and plug it into a working system to see whether the system can detect it or not...

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One of the main differences is that on a Tablet PC you use a "stylus" or your fingers on the screen to operate it (touch-screen), whereas with a laptop you use either the touchpad or an external mouse and don't touch the screen at all.

The famous iPad from Apple is one example of a tablet

More info here: Tablet Vs. Laptop: A Comparison - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f56/tablet-word-shows-up-in-ie-for-windows-7-32-bit-os-639198.html
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-dells-browser-hijacker-google-helper.654548/
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Thank you!

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A:Dell Precision laptop showing message,"Local Area Connection Network cable unplugged"

If you don't have an ethernet cable connected then that message is normal. Since you apparently don't use it you can disable the connection in Network Connections to get rid of the nag.

It's impossible to guess what files might have been modified by the malware, the malware fighter, or the computer guy.

Does your wireless adapter appear under Network Adapter in Device Manager as OK? What, if any, warning or errors are there in Device Manager?

Assuming you are using an integrated wireless adapter is it switched on? Can you detect your network?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dell-precision-laptop-showing-message-local-area-connection-network-cable-unplugged.915461/
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If anyone could tell me how to turn this feature off it would be great, I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium at the moment but I'm upgrading to Windows 7 shortly.

Also if I do turn this feature off, how would I go about activating/deactivating wireless?

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Dell Laptop "F-keys" problem

Ok I figured this out myself. Weird that there are quite a few forum posts around the internet about this but no fixes listed anywhere I looked on google, so maybe this thread will help a few people even after it's closed

Anyway to fix it, go to your BIOS > Advanced and there's a Function Key option there, set it to "Function Key First" instead of "Multimedia Key First" and voila!

Enjoy!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dell-laptop-f-keys-problem.872760/
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A:Network shows as "Unauthenticated"....Changed my network profile to "Public"

How many DCs are there in the domain?
I suggest that you remove the Windows 7 computer from the AD, and exit the Windows 7 computer from domain. Then, re-join the computer to the domain. How does it work now?
If the issue persists, please temporary disable the firewall on both computers. Also, please check if Network Location Awareness service is enabled on the server and Windows 7 computers.Arthur Xie - MSFT

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plz reply back. :)

A:Dell 15R N5010 graphic shows "Standard VGA Graphic" and graphic stretched

You can click the link below to download the drivers for your computer. There is a link to driver install order as well. 
Inspiron N5010 Drivers Downloads and Manuals
How to install Drivers in order

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3519/t/19986492
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I just migrated to a new hard drive and did a clean install of Win7 (did not have SP1 on the DVD).

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I'm confused. Are the updates I'm referring to "FAILED" or are they properly installed?

Thanks!

A:Win7 - "View Update History" vs. "Installed Update"

In your description, you might have switched the observations.

"History" is a log that tracks attempts at installing specific updates. One user might have multiple failed attempts for a particular update; or multiple successful attempts if one was looking for a source of a problem.

"Installed updates" records the last successful installation of a specific update; no timestamp, just the date.

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/247462-win7-view-update-history-vs-installed-update.html
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A:The past Windows logo "Starting Windows" does not appear

This thread may be of help

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A:Dell laptop "freezing"

Hi joemac278

Please download HijackThis . This program will help us determine if there are any spyware/malware on your computer. Double-click on the file you just downloaded. Click on the "Unzip" button to install. It will by default install to the directory - C:\PROGRAM FILES\HIJACKTHIS\ Run a scan and save the log file. Post the contents of the file here in this thread. Do not fix anything in HijackThis since they may be harmless. Make sure to include the System information at the top of the log as well.

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A:Windows Update - "Advanced Options/View Update History" Problem

Hello kokakola,

You might see if resetting Windows Update may show the history of what you install afterwards.

Windows Update - Reset in Windows 10

http://www.tenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/31974-windows-update-advanced-options-view-update-history-problem.html
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I don't know about hacking BIOS's, and I wouldn't suggest it at all. You could brick your motherboard.

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A:Laptop 1545 won't start up past the Dell welcome page- Black screen with "_" blinking in top Left corner F8 won't work at all to restore or safe mode.

Hi Emilie2011,
Welcome to the Community, it could be an issue with the harddrive. I suggest you can start by running the Hardware diagnostics.
To run diagnostics press and hold down the "Fn" key (on the lower left hand bottom of the keyboard)  and turn on the system,it should ideally bring up screen showing Pre-Boot System Assessment.
Another way to run the diagnostics go to F12 screen,scroll down using the "up" and "down" arrow key,choose diagnostics  and press Enter.
If the diagnostics shows any error code/message please post it back.
Since your system is getting stuck on black screen with blinking cursor,you can also try to release flea power.
To release flea power disconnect the charger and remove the battery,press and hold down the power button for 30 seconds,reconnect the battery and charger.Turn on the system and see if it boots to Windows.
Hope this helps,
Thank You
Roshan.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19441817
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A:"Google Update.exe - Bad Image" & "not a valid Windows image"

Bump.

I see on the HijackThis log, line 020 is the line that I'm getting on the error messages regarding bad image. So now, my husband uninstalled the Google download he did before and also uninstalled the folders with Google in them. The result is that the "Bad Image" pop-up messages have ceased, but I don't know if that's all we need to do.

I did another HijackThis log, which follows:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:10:56 PM, on 10/3/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS2\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS2\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS2\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS2\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS2\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS2\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS2\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS2\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS2\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS2\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS2\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS2\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS2\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS2\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS2\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\RegCure\RegCure.exe
C:\WINDOWS2\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1195317500\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\WINDOWS2\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\Engine\17.0.0.136\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS2\system32\PSIService.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exe
C:\WINDOWS2\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS2\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS2\system32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\Engine\17.0.0.136\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS2\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\WINDOWS2\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe
C:\WINDOWS2\system32\devldr32.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\TFEngine\TFService.exe
C:\WINDOWS2\System32\alg.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\Update.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://home.peoplepc.com/search
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
R3 - URLSearchHook: IAOLTBSearch Class - {EA756889-2338-43DB-8F07-D1CA6FB9C90D} - C:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\aoltb.dll
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - 731C719-B8C5-4282-993D-B5AD0E77531D} - (no file)
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - FBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer - {3049C3E9-B461-4BC5-8870-4C09146192CA} - C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - (no file)
O2 ... Read more

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A:Windows update "2014 time zone update for Russia "

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HAMMI_SAIF,
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Hi KronKyrios, welcome to 7F!

I did find some very old information that may shed some light:
http://www.pctools.com/forum/showthread.php?17198-explorer.exe-(W98)&p=58079#post58079

"Launch Browser Windows in a Separate Process" Setting Is Not Available in Internet Explorer 5.01 or Internet Explorer 5.5

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Here is a good list to help you: Black Viper’s Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Service Configurations

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