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Hi, I've decided to reinstall Windows on a 4years old laptop, because it's showing weird errors (basically Start Menu, Settings, and Apps don't run anymore). What's better: A- restore it to factory settings (so Win8 + apps) and redo all the infinite upgrades. B- reinstall just Win10. I'm thinking about B, do you agree? Are there some drawbacks? (except for Win10 itself, but the owner likes it) Anything I should be careful about? (other that the backup and maybe system img)
Hi, this is a generic question not limited to a single case, as I often have to deal with other people's computers. What's the best method to backup an OEM OS to small images for future reinstallation? (even to a different hdd\ssd) Possibly without user data, because that can be huge and it's better saved\updated elsewere anyway. What about saving the recovery partitions? (as they contain smaller installers for everything) I've checked the default programs, but: - Win7 can only save the entire disk and so it needs an additional big external drive to store the images (not a cheap solution). - Win8.x can backup the smaller recovery partition, but doesn't create images and thus needs a dedicated 16 GB USB device (basically always an additional purchase, even with available hdd or sticks). - (no idea about Mac or Linux for now) So I've tried Clonezilla and it seems good, but: - I haven't tested a restore yet. - cloning the entire disk to an image has the same problem of the huge size and the external drive requirement, so.. nope. - cloning only the recovery partitions seems the best option, but I'm not sure if it will work! What about the original partition table? For example, I've seen a Win8 laptop with 7 default partitions .. how could I ever restore those to a new empty hard drive? (unless I only need 1) Do you have any suggestion or advice?
Well i see that alot of issues with raw data but mine has a twist i have 2 ssd 120gb in raid to make 1 240gb ssd hd no i not sure what to do to restore of fix the issue even recovering data dont seem easy im using g parted live witch finds the 2 ssd and the mapped raid ssd but cant recover it or repair 2 error , 1 partition outside of disk and 1 other , 1 ssd is unallocated 1 is ok wid a warning but i duno how it used to be i have testdisk but duno how to use it on a ssd/raid testdisk shows 2 ssd and 2 mapped all these fault was cause but chkdsk on pc restart when it crashed any way i can save or restore data before i cut my losses witch are my appdata folders and my documents ? was only 4 days away from my server being up and would of had restore image thanks for anyhelp
Hel-l-lp! My parts-built PC running Windows XP Home SP3 is just barely functional. For quite a while now, up until a couple of weeks ago it would take about 20 minutes or so to boot up and about one full minute to load a program. About a month ago I updated a lot of old programs and drivers and the performance improved somewhat but it was still far from normal. I have Microsoft's firewall and Avast's free antivirus running all the time and I also run the latest version of Advanced SystemCare Free often so I don't think it's a problem caused by a virus or malware. I also occasionally run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Spybot Search&Destroy to further check for malware. I also don't visit sites where my PC's likely to get infected. Recently (a week or two ago) MS released a buggy Windows update which I had to uninstall by doing a system restore, something I've never had to do until now. That's when the major problems started, just a couple of days ago. Now, most of my programs no longer work, giving me 'The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000022)' errors. I also get 'Error loading' messages about IMF.exe, NvCpl.dll, NvMCTray.dll and ASCTray.exe. I ran a check for viruses today (using Avast) without finding anything. I can't use ASC or MBAM since they won't run now. I've got Fences version 1 installed which still works but every so often gives me (0xc0000135) error messages. I googled for info on my problem and found a couple of websites saying to uninstall and reinstall all .NET files (in order from newest to oldest) so I tried that. I got as far as .NET Compact Framework 2.0 SP1 which won't uninstall. I've tried using Dependency Walker but there don't seem to be any manuals on how to use it. I even went so far as to buy a new hard drive, intending to reinstall the OS from scratch only to find that my Win98SE CD will no longer boot! I can't boot from my WinXP CD since it's just an Upgrade CD, requiring my Win98SE CD to be installed first. On top of that, the new 2TB SATA HD I just got wasn't assigned a drive letter so even though the OS says it's working properly I can't use it! Plus, if memory serves, when I first built this PC I wanted to install the OS on a SATA drive only to find that the system (an AMD Phenom II X4 on a Gigabyte MA785GM-US2H MB) wouldn't let me! For some reason I never discovered the system reads from and writes to SATA HDs just fine but won't boot from one (at least, not then). So I had to stick with an EIDE HD. And please don't tell me to buy a newer version of Windows, that HD took all my extra cash and since I'm between jobs I won't see any extra disposable income for quite some time. I need to repair my existing install, and BTW, the repair didn't work (didn't complete, giving me another error message) when I tried it. Oh, and also (JIC this is important), some time ago (many months) my boot.ini file somehow got deleted and I'm not sure how to add it back. Hel-l-lp!