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  1. ValiantSaint

    Upgrading corrupted 8.1 to Windows 10

    Hi everyone. A friend of mine has given me his old Asus desktop PC to have a dabble with. Sadly, the 8.1 OS refuses to come back to life. I can't, refresh or clean install and all of the System Restore points are toast. I was thinking about putting Windows 10 onto the machine after reading that...
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    100% HD load, after Automatic Repair on Asus X502c laptop

    I'm really at a loss what to do with this laptop. It runs after Automatic Repair, but the HD's spinning at 100% all the time, even though Task Manager tells me nothing's running. iI've been through the running processes, and tried to turn off the not-needed ones, but to no avail. I've had the...
  3. ValiantSaint

    Using Hirens Boot USB drive with Windows 8

    Hello everyone, I'm trying to run some programs from a USB-based version of Hirens that I made today on a new USB flash drive, as the HD is working at 100% all the time and locking the machine up (wanted to run some test to see if the drive's on it's way out) I'm really struggling getting my...
  4. ValiantSaint

    would a "refresh" install normally cure non-booting W8

    Hello everyone. I have to try and set up a boot USB drive for my friend's laptop (which has no DVD-ROM drive and won't boot) how can I find out which version on W8 it has on it? (Should I just download the "Pro" version?) And when I've set up the drive, would a "refresh" install normally cure...
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    It never rains, it pours! Two failed OSes in one day!

    Hello everyone, I have just turned on my laptop, after not using it for a few days, and BOTH my operating systems are playing up! I'm getting a "Updates failed, Undoing Changes" error on my Windows 8.1 install, and a "DPC Watchdog violation" BSOD in Windows 10 TP. What's making things worse is...
  6. ValiantSaint

    Easiest way of booting into Safe Mode from DOA laptop?

    Hello everyone, I have a friend who has tasked me with removing the dreaded "Interpol" scareware virus from his Windows 8 laptop. Sadly, this means he can't boot into Windows 8, as the virus just locks him out. How can I boot into Safe Mode, so I can run the "Power Eraser" tool from Norton...
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    Nightmare time trying to sort out 0Xc000021a BSOD on W8

    Hello everyone, my friend has asked me to have a look at his HP "Envy" ultrabook running Windows 8, as it's stuck in a boot up "loop" whilst displaying an error code (0XC000021a) I had a bit of shock, when I found out it doesn't have a DVD drive! Cue, several hours reading up how to install...