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    Windows fails to boot. Can't even boot to safe mode

    The laptop is an old one, about 5-6 years. It should be legacy BIOS to my knowledge. That's why I formatted the USB drive as MBR / BIOS or UEFI-CSM. The USB mouse does not work. I can only use keyboards to navigate in the installation window in the USB drive. bcdedit doesn't work. Error: The...
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    Windows fails to boot. Can't even boot to safe mode

    C drive is system reserved. D drive is actually where Windows installed. I'm not sure if it is the reason Windows disk failed to detect a system partition. I typed the following in the command prompt (in USB drive): D: bootrec /rebuildbcd It complained that it failed to find any Windows...
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    Windows fails to boot. Can't even boot to safe mode

    I could browse the folders via command prompt though. The drive does not seem to be corrupt. It appears the boot configuration data is messed up. I tried to run the following command in the USB drive. I switched to drive C. Then type: bootrec /fixmbr followed by: bootrec /fixboot I tried to...
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    Windows fails to boot. Can't even boot to safe mode

    When I ran the system recovery option from the USB drive, the system did not list any operating system or drive in the list. This is what is normally shown, but the list is empty in my case.
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    Windows fails to boot. Can't even boot to safe mode

    I made a mistake and chose USB FDD, instead of USB HDD. It could boot to the USB drive now. I ran the startup repair from the USB drive but failed. The error was slightly different. PROBLEM SIGNATURE Problem Event Name StartupRepairOffline Problem Signature 01 6.1.7600.16385 Problem Signature...
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    Windows fails to boot. Can't even boot to safe mode

    I created a bootable USB drive using Rufus with the following settings: Partition scheme: MBR. Target System type: BIOS or UEFI-CSM. File System: NTFS. Cluster Size: select the 4096 bytes(Default). I changed the boot sequence and chose USB drive as the first one. Still it won't boot and jumped...
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    Windows fails to boot. Can't even boot to safe mode

    I couldn't boot at all. It seems I have to log in to Windows first in the guide.
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    Windows fails to boot. Can't even boot to safe mode

    Windows fails to boot. Can't even boot to safe mode. Help! Comodo Internet Security couldn't start properly one day. I uninstalled and restarted. Then reinstalled but failed. It asked me to restart. I was no longer able to boot into Windows after that. When Windows started, it went directly...
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    Good to-do and reminder software, any recommendation?

    I see. Thanks a lot. Outlook is kind of an overkill since it is not just for to-do lists/reminders, but might settle on it if I couldn't find a better alternative. Thank you again for your help.
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    Good to-do and reminder software, any recommendation?

    Do you use it personally? Is it good? Does it have the features that I want? Could I store the tasks/data locally, or must it store in their server? Thank you.
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    Good to-do and reminder software, any recommendation?

    I would like to find a feature-rich to-do and reminder Windows software which has the following features: * a way to display all forthcoming tasks at specific period, preferably the ability to sort based on urgency, category etc. * a task which I can set multiple reminders (e.g. remind me before...
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    Install programs in limited user account

    Here's one example. It doesn't work even if you run the program as admin too. I guess you probably need to run the Windows explorer as admin too to make it work. Programs which try to integrate itself into normal operations, like copy and paste operation, windows explorer, internet explorer...
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    Scan for file corruption & errors + Disk wiping

    I think one point you miss is it doesn't have to be *comprehensive* or *complete* solution as I probably realise there is no comprehensive file checker available. I don't think nothing could be done other than sitting at the computer to open each file manually. And it doesn't have to be...
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    Install programs in limited user account

    How can I "run as..." a program which is integrated into the Windows explorer (e.g. desktop/window customization programs)? They won't work even if we run those programs in admin account.
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    Install programs in limited user account

    Is it the only thing we could do? If so the idea of using limited user account has to be abandoned. I want to set up such an account to the people with less security sense in mind. Well I'm not complaining why I can't install programs in the limited user account. I know I can use "Run as..." to...
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