Dell XPS 8700 - How To Start Windows 8.1 After Crash
Jan 17, 2014
I have a month old Dell XPS 8700 with Windows 8 (later updated to 8.1). The computer has been super. While running Acronis True Image, the computer crashed. Now, the screen shows only Dell logo. No Windows 8. Unlike Windows XP or 7, booting from CDROM is not possible unless wind0ows 8 is running. The computer came with "windows 8 Recovery Media" DVD disk. But it does not boot from DVD ROM. Shift +F8 does not respond. It seems that my computer is dead. I wonder how I can start Windows 8.
I just got a new XPS 8700 with Windows 8. I have an SSD drive from the Windows 7 system that it is replacing that I want to use as the boot and C drive of the system. The XPS 8700 is new, so I don't need to preserve any data on it.
I made a set of recovery DVDs. I disconnected the hard disk and installed the SSD. I followed the instructions on the youtube video "Windows 8 Restoring From Dell Recovery Media ." I choose the factory refresh option (only restores system partition) when it appeared. It went through the entire restore process and appeared to work. It took a long time, no errors were reported and it said recovery completed. When I rebooted, the system was running Windows 7 from the old system the SSD came from.
There are only two partitions on the SSD, a 100 MB boot partition and a 80 something GB system partition. If it didn't put Windows 8 on the SSD, what was it doing all the time it said it was "preparing your hard drive", restoring your system" and "finalizing"?
I then booted from a Partition Wizard bootable DVD and deleted all the partitions on the SSD and wiped it (overwrite the disk with 0's). I tried the recovery process and this time it did not give me the choice of factory refresh or factory recovery. It just says "your drive size is not supported for this process. Please use a hard drive of at least 931 GB in size." Why on earth does it need such a large disk size to recover?
I have a new XPS8700. I have been unable to download the Windows 8.1 upgrade from the MS Store. My first problem was a lack of Windows updates, which I did, and now I can see the 8.1 upgrade in the store. I can also download updates to other aps.
My remaining problem is a continual notice every time I hit download that I need to first log into an account with admin access. Best I can tell, this and other forums have shown me how to add Admin capability with the Command prompt. I even created a second account and did the same thing. Within the User Summary screen within control panel, both Users show "administrator". Yet I still cannot get access
I have tried "net user administrator /active:yes" as well as tried same with swapping my name for administrator
The actual "administrator" user cannot do anything within the App Store. That appears to be what is supposed to happen.
I'm another user with the same situation, it did not work, the direct download stated, does not work with this system.
have a brand new xps with all the best but I am unable to install Linux rather than windows 8 , it will not allow me to boot from disk unless I disable the safe boot mode and then it starts in a mode with no video drives and will not allow installation
Since upgrading my XPS 8700 from Windows 8.1 to 8.1 Pro (via the Win 8.1 Pro Pack upgrade) every time I shut down the system - no matter if I use the "charms" power button or the shut down option from the half-baked "start button" - my computer restarts. I've checked Microsoft's Windows user forums and followed one suggestion to turn off fast startup, but this did not solve the problem. My computer would occasionally restart rather than shut down when running Windows 8 (the original OS) and 8.1, but now it happens every time I shut down.
ODD ASIDE: My two year old Inspiron 620, which supposedly wasn't upgradeable to Windows 8 from Win 7 shuts down running Win 8.1 Pro with no problem whatsoever.
I got a new Dell XPS 8700 a few days ago, and have been getting pretty random BSODs always containing ntoskrnl.exe as the cause on my blue screen viewer. They tend to happen sometimes in game, on game closing and once on start-up. Some games I can play for hours and no blue screen some I play for a while and I get one. I've tested all my RAM and my HDD for bad sectors and errors.
I have uploaded my dump files and system info
UPDATE: I'm not 100% positive but it seems like these BSODs only happen on games that have access to an internet connection. It has never happened on games that are single player only.
My Dell Latitude D830 won't reboot in any manner - windows fail to start. It starts on well, shows the Dell logo, loads the files on prompt and gets stuck on one of the files with 'Please wait...'
The problem it is the only Dell machine around and I lost my recovery key. I have useful files therein that I would like to recover and backup but it would not get even to the C: prompt by any option. How can can I create a recovery disk from the web or I must get another Dell machine? This is acutely an emergency for any asap response will go along way for me.
How can I create the recovery without a dell machine?
Whenever my windows startup i get a popup error message which says "Your system does not appear to have Intel Rapid Start Technology enabled". I have a 32G SSDR mSATA Card. I have not received this message when I was having Windows 8. How to enable Intel Rapid Start Technology?
When i tried to install Intel Rapid Start Technology Driver from Dell Drivers (APP_iRST_W8.1_A01_Setup-7VYC3_ZPE) i get message stating "The Computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software."
From the start screen I can only open desktop and Microsoft software. When I click on other app tiles the screen shows the app logo as if it is opening but it doesn't open and goes back to the start screen.
I reloaded windows 7 in my Inspiron 7720 SE 17R but now when I try to install the Intel Rapid Start Technology from the driver cd that was supplied with the computer inside the box it gives me an error " This Computer does not meet the minimum requirements to run this software "
I am trying to create a recovery media for my Inspiron 15R laptop. I have followed the steps as per the instructions given in manual.I want to create the recovery media on DVD disc. I am selecting disc as the option but every time i m getting the error as " The burning engine was not able to start, please restart the application. I have wasted my whole day trying to create the recovery media...
I was installing nvidia gfx card update today when my computer crashed. When I went and restarted it and tried signing in I get preparing windows forever and nothing seems to happen.
So I held shift and pressed restart to get to the troubleshoot/bios menu and then click troubleshoot when I click anything in there such as restart in safe mode or open cmd in order to run a scandisk my computer seems to crash and go to a black screen but the blue light indicating power on my computer stays on.
My OS is installed on a ocz ssd and the only thing I can think of is that my harddrive died.
the problem is that i have successfully upgraded to windows 8.1 professional and i dont know why my etro apps open and directly crash and after a while i found a little "X" in the downer right corner of the app while in web source apps or programmes(desktop programmes)works perfectly.
I upgraded my Windows 7 to Windows 8 pro back in November. Windows explorer has always had issues but now I cant open windows explorer (any way) without it crashing and reload. In SAFE MODE it seems to work fine. I have tried disabling all the Services (non MS) and the Startup function but in normal mode but Windows Explorer still crashes.
I'm definitely not the only one experiencing this issue. A quick search online shows other people reporting their Windows 8 explorer frequently crashes. Is there a solution or something I should try to see if it can resolve the issue?
Blue screen of death after installing comme view for wifi, issue - Microsoft Community
i installed software (comm view for wifi) but after that my pc is going to blue screen of death ,after that i unistalled the app but i see its look like comme view for wifi changed my wirless adaptor name to another name and my pc again its going to blue screen of death...
yesterday i was think that comme view for wifi not was unistalled complitly and i installed comme view for wifi again and deleted with software (perfect unistaller) but after that i see this new problems in my windows... many of my app is not showing but files of app still in c:/program files....
recycle bin folder is gone
change pc option is not opening
when i install new programs not coming with apps
i decided to refresh my pc after that most problem was fixed but i got diffrent bsod
the bsod came while i downloading big files like 100 mb from internet
I've installed win 8 consumer release not long ago, and the windows keep crash from time to time with and says to search for dpc watchdog violation for more info.
Aafter the PC is restarting it says that the problem was with memory.dmp.
At the beginning it happened once in a few weeks so I didn't care but now it happens more often which in not good! before the crash itself happens the PC freeze and make some weird buzz-like sound, sometime it keeps working after but sometime it crash.
There's a certain folder on my external HDD which causes Windows Explorer to crash when I attempt to open it. I've tried running a full virus scan and nothing has been detected, so I'm ruling out anything like that. Could it be down to file corruption?
Also, strangely enough, I copied the folder to my desktop and was able to open it and look through the files, however, as soon as I try to sort the files by certain parameters (date, size, etc.), it causes Windows Explorer to crash again.
I am not able to understand whenever i do a fresh installation of windows 8.1 after some time explorer.exe stars crashing with some time faulting module path c:windowssystem32devrtl.dll or unknown which i check through event viewer.
And also i run sfcscan and do not find any violation or error.
I also upload my dump file to the link: [URL] ....
[COLOR=#333333]I have done hardware diagnostics test in my dell laptop and i also currently using new version of internet download manager. Now i am adding some more dump file.
My error Detail is given below: Code: 1>Log Name: ApplicationSource: Application Error Date: 15-Sep-14 1:45:02 AMEvent ID: 1000 Task Category: (100)Level: ErrorKeywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: Om Description:Faulting application name: Explorer.EXE,
I have recently installed Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x86 on FSC V3505 laptop and so far the OS has been working for a month. However, Recently I tried to access "Control panel -> Indexing options -> Advanced -> File types" which caused the Indexing options windows to close. Similarly, trying to access "Control panel -> Default Programs - > Associate a file type or protocol with a program" causes windows explorer to crash. The Event Viewer reports are shown below. Both options I am trying to access are supposed to show a list of file extensions. I am trying to figure out what is the reason for this behavior and possible to correct the issue without reinstalling windows from scratch. System restore is not a good option since there are only two restore points corresponding to recent time points.
Attempting to access : Control panel -> Indexing options -> Advanced -> File types causes the following error in Event Viewer :
Faulting application name: DllHost.exe, version: 6.2.9200.16384, time stamp: 0x5010888a Faulting module name: combase.dll, version: 6.2.9200.16420, time stamp: 0x505a976e Exception code: 0xc0000005 Fault offset: 0x00027579 Faulting process id: 0xc58
So when I restart my system everything works fine. After s few minutes videos e.g. on Youtube stop working (keep on buffering but won't play). From that moment on I can't change the system volume and trying will result in crashing the Windows Explorer. After the Explorer restarts some things start to work partially again, e.g. I can change the volume again and streams work for a few seconds each.
However, the Explorer keeps on crashing every few minutes and no multimedia stuff seems to work properly, neither Youtube nor music players like Winamp.
I suspect it is somehow related to my Logitech G35, as the problem came up today after plugging the headset in. However, I use the headset nearly daily for months now .
I guess for now I will just go and try to kill some processes...
I've had my windows 8 desktop for over 2 years now and I tried to log in to the administrator account.
But when I entered the correct password into it. The Startup screen opens but only shows 2 apps (Windows Store and Photos) and continuously blinks. I would post a screen shot,but it blinks too fast preventing the command. It continuously flashes from the incomplete Startup screen to a black blank screen back to the Startup screen.
I dont have the dump files from the SF diagnostic tool as this problem prevents me from clicking or entering any of the apps.
I know for sure that this is only an isolated problem with the administrator account as when I log into other admin and standard user accounts and the guest account, everything still works perfectly fine.
I scanned for viruses and found nothing with Norton 360 full system scan.
Im not sure when this started to occur as I haven't used the account for over a year.
I just want to know if I would be able to fix this problem or should I just delete this admin account and then create another admin account?
Using windows 8.1. Every time i right click on a file or a folder explorer just crash an restart. I have googled around and found a lot of people have this problem with autodesk inverter 2013, but I don't have it. Its quite annoying.
When I click on empty space, everything is fine. When I select multiple files or folders, i CAN right click on them.
Here is what I wanted to do: right click in File Explorer on a local disk, so I can share it, so I can access that drive from my laptop. Attached a picture, I want to share "Local Disk (E:)", underlined with red, with my mad paint skills. You can see a snippet from my task bar as well, it is important.
Here is the problem: after right clicking, the OS seems to think about 1-2 seconds, then it closes the File Explorer, then kills my task bar, every icon disappears for a few seconds, then everything loads back, tho File Explorer won't open again automatically. Back in Windows7 and XP etc. days this was typically something like an "explorer.exe" crash. Attached another picture, how my taskbar looks exactly, at the moment of restarting. Note: the taskbar flashes before reappearing - still without icons - with dark blue color for a brief moment, then it loads my icons, as I mentioned above. Dark blue is the color of my "Start screen", or however it is officialy called, not sure. The pic:
Also, you can see at the right side, the clock does not show as well.
My setup is like this: I have a 500GB hard drive: C: is the system partition, D: is the data partition. E: is a completely separate 320GB hard drive, another data partition. I have a fully legal Windows 8 Professional, with updates installed(perfectly up to date, I just did an update check, everything is installed) provided by MSDNAA (or Dreamspark nowadays, if I am right) for university students. Every hardware works good, so something went wrong with Windows 8. I am not completly sure, but I think I could right click the drives a while ago, it started just now. Also, I can right click everything else without error, just not the disks. I don't want to roll back to Windows7, since I really like 8, but if this won't get sorted out, I may have to.
Here is what I did: It was obvious that something 3rd party context menu extension (shell extension) caused the problem. I did try to disable extensions 1 by 1, to see if it solves it. Finally, disabling "NVIDIA CPL Context Menu Extension" solved my problem.
My computer randomly crash when i sleep the computer. normally, it should sleep and the power light should be off in 30 seconds, but when it crash, it takes 5 minutes and finally the computer shutdown instead of sleeping.
And the problem is... i can't have the screenshot of my bluescreen because it always happened when the screen is off....
if i opened memory.dmp with windbg ,it sayd "memory corruption"..... Here is my debug file generated by SF, i opened it with windbg(64 bit) and it says "Probably caused by : ntoskrnl.exe ( nt+5a440 )" it seems a system application ,how could i solve it?