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  3. Not a hopeless situation - Give this article a read: It explains many of the issues you're running into. BOOTREC is going to be your friend here.
  4. Heya - there could be a number of issues here. Give this article a read and try the suggestions: Let us know if you're still stuck.
  5. Working Packard Bell after update nothing

    Can you get access to a working Windows 10 box? Here's an article that talks about how to fix a box that won't boot and repair it from a black screen at boot.
  6. This happens a lot at work. You walk away from your computer and boom - someone updates your language... not good. Here's a guide on how to add / remove and change your language settings for Windows 10.
  7. It sounds like something on your box is messing with your file association table. That's not good. Make sure to do a full sweep of your system. Could be a virus/malware... If you goto the command prompt when this is happening, type: assoc .exe If should look like this: If it doesn't you can fix it using this command (launch cmd.exe using admin) and then reboot. assoc .exe=exefile You can also mess around in the registry using this as a guide -
  8. Thnx for pointing that our @Gunnar Hansen and sharing.
  9. PC stuck on boot, left on black screen

    Do you have access to a working Windows 10 PC so you can create repair media? Sounds like your MBR (Master boot record) has become corrupted. Could also be a bad Drive or PC component. I would try to repair Windows 10 using the details at the link you mentioned above and here
  10. Disabling "Switch to Chrome" popup

    Where are you getting this popup? Inside Chrome or when you launch Chrome, it prompts you to set your default to chrome?
  11. Black Screen with Cursor

    Hi @jinxedbomb - @andre wrote a great article on this here: Give that a read and let me know if that solves your issue.
  12. Missing Wifi Driver

    Hi @hgknutsen so WIFI was working for a short time after the upgrade then it stopped?
  13. Windows 10 pro automatic shutdowns

    HI @rajeshkc681 - So during the day, your system will just randomly do a shutdown? Have you looked at your event logs and reviewed system and application logs? Windows Key + R > Type eventvwr > Windows Logs > System or Application I would start here. It should show some info regarding the shutdown. Let us know back here what you find.
  14. I'm using a Linux system and cannot get a Windows 10 download whatever I try. I simply get 'we encountered an error processing your request' and a link to an irrelevant FAQ page!! In desperation I installed Windows 7 first as I had a copy of that handy but, once I've gone through the rigmarole of downloading the installer I get a typical meaningless Microsoft error code 0x80190194 - 0x90018. I'm only trying to install this OS for a friend and have NEVER encountered so many difficulties simply trying to get hold of a copy!!!
  15. Hello Support, I'm using windows 10 pro, my desktop gets automatic shutdowns randomly everyday(1/2 times a day). while restarting, it opens without any error. Couldn't get the reason behind this problem. I have recently migrated from windows 7 to windows 10. My desktop technical info is as follows: Manufacturer: AMD Phenom || X2 Processor 3.30 GHz RAM: 4GB OS: Windows 10 PRo 64 bit Motherboard: Biostar Group / TA880GB+ Facing this problem since 1 month. Cpu temperatures remains below 60 C. Didn't know the nature of this issue. Please help. Regards, Rajesh Kumar
  16. Same problem. I Rx'd this: Can't create files. Please check if you have permission to write to the installation folder. Ver 1073 - Error 0x80131501
  17. Window 10 to window 7

    Error code:0x80072F76-0x20017
  18. Missing Wifi Driver

    I bought my Dell XPS in April and it came loaded with Windows 7. I decided to upgrade to Windows 10 and it worked great! About two months ago my wifi icon went missing from the action center. When I search wifi anywhere on the computer I cannot find anything. My wifi capabilities were just GONE! Now, after doing tons of research and looking through every crook and nanny of this laptop, I find that the wifi driver is nonexistent. Weird, because it was there since April. I didn't think it had anything to do with the Win10 upgrade as it had been perfectly fine for a few months. When I go to the Dell website to download the driver, it does not offer me anything after Win7. I just need to know, has anyone else experienced this problem? Do I have to downgrade back to Win7 now? Or is there a work around?
  19. latest win 10 update, intel I5 processor 7 series, avast! anti-virus, computer is only about 9 months old. Another thing to note is that I'm only missing some text elements not all, for example my cmd is 100% empty but my file explorer is untouched.
  20. I have a Acer TC-730 which was running fine until a few days ago, I decided to update it but it took a couple of hours too long. Restarted my desktop and logged in to see a black screen with cursor. Any solutions or reasons behind what could have caused this?
  21. Enabling 'block pop-ups' in latest version of MS Edge settings DOES NOT stop its annoying "Switch to Chrome..." popup from reappearing. Please advise how to prevent / stop that annoyance. Thanks.
  22. No online recommended changes to win10 registry (DWORD32 value to 1) nor changing MS Edge "group policies" stops latest version of MS Edge from again and again reverting back to its default "source=firstrun"" welcome page. Please advise working fix. Thanks.
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  24. PC was working fine last night, nothing odd happening. Today when i tried to turn it on it booted up til (I understand based on this article) the HAL, then the screen goes dark and it comes back on a black screen with only the cursor usable. Windows also will not boot into safe mode.
  25. The problem with my answer is that following error message appears "Windows cannot read the <ProductKey> setting from the unattend answer file". Can someone help me with this problem? Can I somehow skip this product key part in the answer file? Here is my answer file <DiskConfiguration> <Disk wcm:action="add"> <CreatePartitions> <CreatePartition wcm:action="add"> <Order>1</Order> <Size>200</Size> <Type>EFI</Type> </CreatePartition> <CreatePartition wcm:action="add"> <Order>2</Order> <Size>128</Size> <Type>MSR</Type> </CreatePartition> <CreatePartition wcm:action="add"> <Order>3</Order> <Extend>true</Extend> <Type>Primary</Type> </CreatePartition> </CreatePartitions> <WillWipeDisk>true</WillWipeDisk> <DiskID>0</DiskID> <ModifyPartitions> <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add"> <Extend>true</Extend> <Format>NTFS</Format> <Label>Windows</Label> <Letter>C</Letter> <Order>3</Order> <PartitionID>1</PartitionID> </ModifyPartition> <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add"> <Active>true</Active> <Label>System</Label> <Order>1</Order> <PartitionID>1</PartitionID> </ModifyPartition> </ModifyPartitions> </Disk> </DiskConfiguration> <ImageInstall> <OSImage> <InstallTo> <DiskID>0</DiskID> <PartitionID>3</PartitionID> </InstallTo> <InstallFrom> <MetaData wcm:action="add"> <Key>/image/index</Key> <Value>8</Value> </MetaData> </InstallFrom> </OSImage> </ImageInstall> <UserData> <AcceptEula>true</AcceptEula> </UserData> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="" xmlns:xsi=""> <SetupUILanguage> <UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage> <WillShowUI>Never</WillShowUI> </SetupUILanguage> <InputLocale>sv-FI</InputLocale> <SystemLocale>sv-FI</SystemLocale> <UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage> <UILanguageFallback>en-US</UILanguageFallback> <UserLocale>sv-FI</UserLocale> </component> </settings> <settings pass="specialize"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="" xmlns:xsi=""> <AutoLogon> <Password> <Value>MQBQAGEAcwBzAHcAbwByAGQA</Value> <PlainText>false</PlainText> </Password> <Enabled>true</Enabled> <LogonCount>5</LogonCount> <Username>Administrator</Username> </AutoLogon> <ComputerName>Computer</ComputerName> <TimeZone>FLE Standard Time</TimeZone> <ProductKey>XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX</ProductKey> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-IE-InternetExplorer" processorArchitecture="wow64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="" xmlns:xsi=""> <StartPages> <StartPage wcm:action="add"> <StartPageKey>1</StartPageKey> <StartPageUrl>http:\\</StartPageUrl> </StartPage> </StartPages> </component> </settings> <settings pass="oobeSystem"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="" xmlns:xsi=""> <FirstLogonCommands> <SynchronousCommand wcm:action="add"> <CommandLine>\Software\Silverlight_x64.exe /q</CommandLine> <Order>1</Order> </SynchronousCommand> </FirstLogonCommands> <OOBE> <HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage> <HideLocalAccountScreen>true</HideLocalAccountScreen> <HideOEMRegistrationScreen>true</HideOEMRegistrationScreen> <HideOnlineAccountScreens>true</HideOnlineAccountScreens> <NetworkLocation>Home</NetworkLocation> <ProtectYourPC>1</ProtectYourPC> <SkipMachineOOBE>true</SkipMachineOOBE> <SkipUserOOBE>true</SkipUserOOBE> </OOBE> <UserAccounts> <LocalAccounts> <LocalAccount wcm:action="add"> <Password> <Value>IABQAGEAcwBzAHcAbwByAGQA</Value> <PlainText>false</PlainText> </Password> <Group>Administrators</Group> <Name>Admin</Name> <DisplayName>Admin</DisplayName> </LocalAccount> </LocalAccounts> </UserAccounts> </component> </settings> <cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:d:/system/wininstall/win10pro/install/sources/install.wim#Windows 10 Pro" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" /> </unattend>
  26. Never mind, I found an article elsewhere that helped. For those who are wondering, it was this one:
  27. Okay, just a disclaimer: Although I consider myself fairly noobish, I'll understand WHAT to do when it's explained to me, there are just certain things I'm not sure HOW to do. But with that said, here's my predicament: I like to make custom icon for my various folders. I'll create an image in Photoshop, save it as as a .gif file, and then convert it to an .ico file after that. I have created a specific folder where I keep my custom icons, so that when I want to want to change the icon on a folder, I naturally right click and then go to Properties --> Customize --> Change Icon --> Browse, and then I just locate the folder where my custom icons are stored, and select the one I want. But here's my problem: Just to use an example, let's say I create an icon titled "Example.ico" which I assign to a folder. But then I change my mind about how I want this icon to look, so I redesign it. I delete the first icon file (permanently, using Shift+Del). Just to make sure that it's gone, I hit "refresh," and the folder to which this icon was assigned is now a standard, "blank" folder. After I have made a new custom icon, I also call this "Example.ico", but when I try to assign this NEW icon to the same folder, the OLD design shows up. I know that if I call the .ico file a different name, or I store it elsewhere, the new design will show up. But I have my reasons as to why I prefer that certain icons have specific names, and are stored in a specific folder. I understand enough to guess that this happens because when I first assigned the original "Example.ico" to a specific folder, Windows made some kind of backup "memory" of that connection, including the visuals. So what I want to know is, would anyone be able and willing to explain to me how to erase that "memory" - to reset the folder, so to speak - so that the NEW version of "Example.ico" appears when I assign it to the same folder? Thanks in advance.
  28. Hi, I have a Lenovo Ideapad 11S, and my OS is Windows 10. After using it for some time, suddenly all the executables (exes) stop working. Even the windows commands like reboot, task manager etc. dont start at all. The Windows menu continues to function, but on clicking the buttons nothing happens. The only thing i can do is a hard reboot. After the reboot, the problems go away for some time, and then reappear again. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Regards, Ajey
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