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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2200 on: December 20, 2015, 12:39:36 PM »
My Windows 10 laptop (a few years old, upgraded from 7 about a month ago) won't turn on. I got a "page fault in non paged area" error upon restarting last night, and then it downgraded itself back to windows 7. Now it won't turn on - I can try Startup Repair but it fails, turning it on regularly fails, Windows Memory Diagnostics comes back fine. I can get into CMD but chkdsk won't run.

Any ideas/advice? Is there a bootable CD that can check for hardware errors? (It's 4 years old so I have to decide if it's worth putting $ into).

Thanks!
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2201 on: December 20, 2015, 12:56:27 PM »
My Windows 10 laptop (a few years old, upgraded from 7 about a month ago) won't turn on. I got a "page fault in non paged area" error upon restarting last night, and then it downgraded itself back to windows 7. Now it won't turn on - I can try Startup Repair but it fails, turning it on regularly fails, Windows Memory Diagnostics comes back fine. I can get into CMD but chkdsk won't run.

Any ideas/advice? Is there a bootable CD that can check for hardware errors? (It's 4 years old so I have to decide if it's worth putting $ into).

Thanks!

Just re install windows with a clean install from a cd either 7 or 10..

Or try system restore in safe mode by hitting f8 key on startup

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2202 on: December 20, 2015, 01:16:10 PM »
Just re install windows with a clean install from a cd either 7 or 10..

Or try system restore in safe mode by hitting f8 key on startup
System Restore didn't work. I will try a clean install but was wondering if there was an easy way to rule out hardware issues be for i spend the time.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2203 on: December 20, 2015, 01:18:46 PM »
System Restore didn't work. I will try a clean install but was wondering if there was an easy way to rule out hardware issues be for i spend the time.
Sounds like it may be a bad hard drive
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2204 on: December 20, 2015, 01:19:49 PM »
I just tried booting into safe mode and the computer made 8-9 really loud beeps. Any idea what that means?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2205 on: December 20, 2015, 01:27:46 PM »
Sounds like it may be a bad hard drive
Uh oh. How do I verify that? I can get into CMD but it won't let me run chkdsk...
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2206 on: December 21, 2015, 01:38:04 AM »
I'm looking for REASONS and FACTS why it is not great.
A virus an easily disable it (unlike most antivirus).

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2207 on: December 21, 2015, 01:44:25 AM »
I have an HP stream 7 locked out of both user and admin. HBCD doesn't work as it is UEFI.. recovery not working for some reason (for cmd prompt bypass...) any ideas?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2208 on: December 21, 2015, 10:12:34 AM »
I just tried booting into safe mode and the computer made 8-9 really loud beeps. Any idea what that means?
you need to figure out the pattern http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm
My Windows 10 laptop (a few years old, upgraded from 7 about a month ago) won't turn on. I got a "page fault in non paged area" error upon restarting last night, and then it downgraded itself back to windows 7. Now it won't turn on - I can try Startup Repair but it fails, turning it on regularly fails, Windows Memory Diagnostics comes back fine. I can get into CMD but chkdsk won't run.

Any ideas/advice? Is there a bootable CD that can check for hardware errors? (It's 4 years old so I have to decide if it's worth putting $ into).

Thanks!


HBCD

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2209 on: December 21, 2015, 10:41:46 AM »
I have an HP stream 7 locked out of both user and admin. HBCD doesn't work as it is UEFI.. recovery not working for some reason (for cmd prompt bypass...) any ideas?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2210 on: December 21, 2015, 03:21:15 PM »

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2211 on: December 21, 2015, 04:25:59 PM »
Thanks!
you need to figure out the pattern http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm
How do I know which of the following I need? (It's a lenovo ideapad)
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AMI BIOS beep codes
Award BIOS beep codes
Dell beep codes
IBM BIOS beep codes
Macintosh startup tones
Phoenix BIOS beep codes
Motherboard help
HBCD
What's that?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2212 on: December 21, 2015, 04:39:21 PM »
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2213 on: December 21, 2015, 04:40:25 PM »
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2214 on: December 21, 2015, 05:47:58 PM »
Does not support UEFI
yes it does
boot into any linux distro thats uefi
or set bios to legacy. you can still access the SAM file
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2215 on: December 21, 2015, 06:14:07 PM »
hirensbootcd. org
Do I want to run Seagate DiskWizard? (to check the hard drive for problems)
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2216 on: December 21, 2015, 09:09:49 PM »
Thanks!How do I know which of the following I need? (It's a lenovo ideapad)What's that?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2217 on: December 21, 2015, 09:46:58 PM »
http://bfy.tw/3OdL
I guess I deserved that :)
To be fair, "8 short beeps" is not in this list.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2218 on: December 22, 2015, 03:01:56 PM »
My Windows 10 laptop (a few years old, upgraded from 7 about a month ago) won't turn on. I got a "page fault in non paged area" error upon restarting last night, and then it downgraded itself back to windows 7. Now it won't turn on - I can try Startup Repair but it fails, turning it on regularly fails, Windows Memory Diagnostics comes back fine. I can get into CMD but chkdsk won't run.

Any ideas/advice? Is there a bootable CD that can check for hardware errors? (It's 4 years old so I have to decide if it's worth putting $ into).

Thanks!
I'm not sure why everyone is discussing boot CDs, but page fault errors are usually due to faulty RAM. Check if the address location is the same every time the error comes up. If it is the same chances are one of your RAM sticks are dead/dying.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2219 on: December 22, 2015, 03:03:17 PM »
I have an HP stream 7 locked out of both user and admin. HBCD doesn't work as it is UEFI.. recovery not working for some reason (for cmd prompt bypass...) any ideas?
worked it out?
remember, you can set to legacy/csm and access windows partitions with chntpw or whatever. its just a matter of booting into windows that you'll need to revert back to uefi
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