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If your computer or phone is giving you issues:

Please read this before posting: 4 Reasons Why IT People Ignore Your Requests for Help
Restart the computer. Hopefully this will take care of any issues
If your problem has not yet been solved, try to Google it. There may be a very simple solution
On a Windows computer, a system restore may do the trick.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5715 on: February 03, 2021, 11:06:35 PM »
I'm afraid that the f drive is the USB, is this that case?

It doesn't seem the case, does the USB have a windows installation?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5716 on: February 03, 2021, 11:11:12 PM »
F is my old c
I see all my content
I even made a bad backup, I just don't know the file name

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5717 on: February 03, 2021, 11:40:19 PM »
F is my old c
I see all my content
I even made a bad backup, I just don't know the file name
Did you try restarting?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5718 on: February 04, 2021, 12:43:27 AM »
Did you try restarting?
Yes multiple times

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5719 on: February 04, 2021, 12:44:06 AM »
I tried restoring from backup it didn't help
Bcedit import

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5720 on: February 04, 2021, 12:48:39 AM »
I tried restoring from backup it didn't help
Bcedit import
Have you got your USB to boot?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5721 on: February 04, 2021, 01:06:52 AM »
Have you got your USB to boot?
Yes I posted pictures earlier
Hey, it just booted, now I'm not sure should I do startup repair or cmd And fixmbr I forgot the 2 commands



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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5723 on: February 04, 2021, 07:55:51 AM »



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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5724 on: February 04, 2021, 09:48:35 PM »
I would like to watch a DVD on my Laptop (few year old Dell Inspiron). Seems like I need to buy an app to do that am I correct? are there any free options out there?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5725 on: February 04, 2021, 09:49:25 PM »
I would like to watch a DVD on my Laptop (few year old Dell Inspiron). Seems like I need to buy an app to do that am I correct? are there any free options out there?
VLC Media Player works well and is free
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5726 on: February 04, 2021, 09:59:28 PM »
I would like to watch a DVD on my Laptop (few year old Dell Inspiron). Seems like I need to buy an app to do that am I correct? are there any free options out there?
Built-in Windows media player should work as well. Been a while since I've tried :)

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5727 on: February 04, 2021, 10:33:09 PM »
VLC Media Player works well and is free
I find VLC is the best program for watching, especially on cheap laptops. BUT, make sure you download the program from the website, NOT from the Microsoft Store. The store program is a light version that does not work well.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5728 on: February 04, 2021, 11:14:55 PM »
plan C, i swapped the ssd with my old HDD that has windows 10 on it, i'm thinking of either backing up to a USB and importing it to the ssd, or to create a recovery image to restore from the USB

plan D fix grub with a live linux USB I dont know which program to use it has been a while since last time I did it and dont remember which program I used

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5729 on: February 04, 2021, 11:21:47 PM »
Built-in Windows media player should work as well. Been a while since I've tried :)
At some point it stopped letting you watch DVDs because they want you to buy something instead
I find VLC is the best program for watching, especially on cheap laptops. BUT, make sure you download the program from the website, NOT from the Microsoft Store. The store program is a light version that does not work well.
I once had a DVD that it wouldn't play, and SMPlayer (also free) worked for that one. But that was just once.
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