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Wouldn't boot

#1 Post by Pontius Navigator » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:02 am

Yesterday looking at New computer, better spec, same price as earlier Win 7 machine.

Last night computer wouldn't boot. Used Kindle to find help online which was basically to keep switching off once splash screen started. After about 3goes it opened with a diagnostic routine. This got me to a recovery section with various options. Mine route was to advanced and then restore which took over night whic h it did to the last update.

Bloody Windows.

Hot tips.

1. Don't let old computer know you are looking at a new machine.
2. Have a second device to get help.
3. Print off password list.
4. Make more of program to find Cloud back!

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#2 Post by OFSO » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:38 am

5. Remember which F Key to press on start-up to enter Safe Mode. I never can remember.
6. Don't allow updates.
7. Stick to XP !

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#3 Post by izod tester » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:22 am

Also, download and burn to disk or usb drive the following 2 system rescue packages:

SystemRescueCD: http://www.system-rescue-cd.org/

Hiren's Boot CD: https://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/

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#4 Post by Pontius Navigator » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:08 pm

Someone else had a crash last night too.

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#5 Post by ribrash » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:09 pm

OFSO wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:38 am
5. Remember which F Key to press on start-up to enter Safe Mode. I never can remember.
6. Don't allow updates.
7. Stick to XP !
Stick to XP +1
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#6 Post by 4mastacker » Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:24 pm

I've got an i-Mac, I don't seem to have the problems that Win users have. Maybe I'm just lucky.
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#7 Post by Pontius Navigator » Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:32 pm

Yes, trouble is Win PC tended to be cheap. Mrs PN has an iPad S L O W.

Doesn't want a new one.

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#8 Post by 4mastacker » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:37 pm

On another forum, there's a link to an article about a 10 year old girl conquering El Capitan(in Yellowstone Park). I, quite light-heartedly, asked if she could conquer Windows 10 as well. Oh dear!! what a miserable, humourless bunch of prats they are on that forum.
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#9 Post by Pontius Navigator » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:42 pm

4mastacker wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:37 pm
On another forum, there's a link to an article about a 10 year old girl conquering El Capitan(in Yellowstone Park). I, quite light-heartedly, asked if she could conquer Windows 10 as well. Oh dear!! what a miserable, humourless bunch of prats they are on that forum.
Well what a stupid question. Any 10 year old can.

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