My sister's laptop kept getting notifications telling her that windows needed more disk space. So I decided to have a look at it because it should have a 320GB HDD.
On my computer, the C drive was showing 1 GB free out of 50 GB, I opened disk management and noticed that there was 200 odd GB in unallocated disk space. I wasn't able to allocate it or do anything with it, so I tried to format or delete the partitions in a clean install instead.
When trying to clean install, there are three partitions that appear, one is the 50 gb one, the other is system reserve or something and the last one is the remainder, over 200GB.
I don't know why but I can't delete all the partitions, in fact I can't delete any of the three. Also windows will only let me install to the 50GB one, when I try to install to the larger one I get an error: 0x80300024
I understand that the partitions may be read only? Is there anyway to format the whole hard drive into one partition again. Currently I've got it installing windows 8 to the 50 gb one so I can at least get into windows.
lately Iv'e been having trouble booting my windows 7 and decided that it's time to upgrade, I bought a copy ofr windows 8 64-bit from microsoft and burned it onto a disk using the windows 7 usb/dvd downloader. I was doing all this from a 32-bit and thus applied the bootsect.exe as needed. When i boot from the disk, everything runs smoothly. I insert the required code and select custom install.
At this point, i select the partitiion and proceed. as the installation proceeeds, it does not apear if the first phase of installation does anything, even after 5 minutes it stays at 0%. after it finaly switches to the next part, I wait again for the next phase, but it only throws up a message "windows cannot install required files. make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. error code 0x8007048F"
After multiple attempts I decided to reinstall windows 7, but now I get the same error.
I have downloaded Windows 8 Pro 64-bit through the students/partner site and burnt it on a DVD. When I boot from it though I get many types of errors....the most common is 0xc0000098 that says that my PC needs to be repaired and that one or more files are missing or contain errors...I have also tried burning 3 different dvds with different programs to make sure it's not a program's fault but still with no results..
Possible to install Windows 7 x64 on my laptop as a dual boot option? It's running Windows 8.1 upgraded from Windows 8. If it's possible(considering I'll be installing via partitioning my D drive), will I still be able to use applications installed on Win 8.1 on the newly installed Win7? (ie Microsoft Office '10; various Online Games) ...
And will I have to reinstall drivers? (ie Sound/Graphic Drivers)
Specs: Asus K46CA Intel i3-3217 1.8ghz 4GB Ram 500GB HDD Intel HM76 Express Chipset Intel HD 4000 Graphics Windows 8.1 Single Language
I bought a dell 3521 laptop today. The first thing I did is backup the operating system to USD using the dell restore application. Then I installed the SSD and tried to restore my installation to the ssd. It fails because it says it can only be restored to a drive of 1TB (like the original hard drive.)
A restore dvd was not included in the system and I do not want to wait for 2 weeks untill I sort it out with dell to send me one. Any option in order to install windows 8 to the SSD without using the installation disk.
I thought of installing a previous windows licence I had (windows 7) , but when I try to install it from the bootable flash drive, it does not accept it as a bootable device. It must have something to do with the UEFI.
I have a windows 8.1 laptop and I'm trying to install this theme to it right now. I'm new to custom themes but I've already used UxStyle to patch and ran the RIbbon Disabler as per the instructions. However, for some reason, whenever I install themes all I get is the basic colors that the theme is supposed to be, as if I just went under the personalize settings and changed the window color to white. There are no rounded windows as shown in the image and the minimize, restore down, and close buttons look the same as always (in the picture they are shown as grey & red circles). I'm probably missing something because I'm so new to this, but I've followed the basic instructions for installing themes.
I just bought my computer 2 weeks ago .. I filled in my specs and also uploaded my system info information as an attachment. Last night, I tried to download the windows 8.1 update. I let it run over night, but this morning when I woke, I had a blue screen that said windows could not fix my problem .. and gave me options to try. I ended up having to wipe my computer to factory conditions. After the restore .. the only thing I installed before downloading updates was my driver for my NVIDIA Geforce750 Ti card, and my wireless network adapter ..
I then downloaded 91 updates .. all failed .. and didn't install .. error 800F0922.
sfc /scannow .. got to 51% .. then ..
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.log windirlogscbscbs.log. For example C:windowslogscbscbs.log. Note that logging is currently not supported in offline servicing scenarios.
I got "x" mark on music app's tile then I uninstalled it and tried to install again but I got error 0x80240017. I also deleted app folder from userappdatalocalpackages and windowsapps then again tried to install from store but same error again. already used Modern app repair tool and Wsreset.exe
I have installed window 8 pro 32 bit and my Bluetooth is not working after that. Previously window 7 ultimate 32 bit was installed in my laptop. after installation of window 8 pro 32 bit the driver of Bluetooth is not working. In window diagnosis it says "Generic Bluetooth Adapter not working properly" . Generic Bluetooth Adapter Properties
Device status : Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)
In july 2013 I have installed windows 7 (because of s/w that I had to use and were not supported by windows 8) on my Dell Inspiron (Service Tag DYGGMV1, I know its out of warranty) and was guided by dell support and was assured that I will be able to again install windows 8 with recovery media, and when I requested for Windows 8 setup CD and key I was told its not needed as I have recovery media with me. Now I am willing to shift to windows 8 again but recovery media is showing error ( error 0x4001100200001005).
Since installing Windows 8 to my laptop, I can no longer display to my Samsung USB hub monitor.
When I try to duplicate or extend, the hub says 'Connecting to PC...' but then nothing happens. Something is working as my mouse and keyboard are plugged into the hub and they work. I just cant get the display. I think all my drivers are up to date.
Ok after recently installing 8.1 and installing Kies 3 for my S3 Ive been checking my event viewer and seeing the below error consistantly , googled it but no real joy.
The device GT-I9300 (location (unknown)) is offline due to a user-mode driver crash. Windows will attempt to restart the device 5 more times in its own process. Please contact the device manufacturer for more information about this problem.
Ive checked the drivers uninstalled and reinstalled removed kies 3 and reinstalled but still showing.
Each time I attempt to install or update through the app store I receive error message 0x80072ee4 or 080073cff. I tried:
1. Performing a clean boot. (Disabling all non-microsoft services and startup items) 2. Using the SFC /SCANNOW option to verify the integrity of windows files. 3. Clearing C:/Users/Myusername/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows Store and C:/Users/Myusername/AppData/Local/Package to clean the cache files. 4. Clearing C:/Windows/SoftwareDistribution and restarting the Windows Update service. 5. Verifying that all windows services are running. 6. Disabling NIS 2013 7. Running troubleshooter
Nothing works. Don't tell me to run the windows restore function.
1. I don't consider that to be a genuine solution. (What if the same thing happens again?) 2. I don't plan on reinstalling all 50 non-windows app store applications.
I have a Lenovo laptop that came with Windows 8 pre-installed. I decided I want to dual boot with XUbuntu.
I shrank my partition and left space for the linux distro. I installed xubuntu into the free space, and even set the bootloader installation to be in that partition as well.
Then after installation, I only get the GRUB bootloader. How to get Windows 8 back and I finally be able to boot into either OS.
However, I have lost the blue UEFI boot manager that Windows 8 should display.
So I get EasyBCD on Windows, try lots of options to regain an original boot manager. But instead of the typical blue UEFI screen, it created a black screen with my boot options (and the linux option doesn't boot from there).
So to summarise, my boot sequence is like this: -Switch on laptop -See GRUB, with default pointing to Windows. I am able to boot to linux from here. -Click Windows and then see Windows Boot Manager (black) with Windows and Linux -Click Windows and it boots. Click linux and get an error.
I have secure boot enabled, and I installed xubuntu in secure boot mode.
Since I have installed windows 8.1, every time for example if I don't use my laptop for 10 minutes, and because of the battery saving setting plan, my display turns off. Before I installed windows 8.1, I could just move a mouse or press any key and display would turn on, but since the installation I have to restart my laptop (Samsung ultrabook), even if I can hear it's on and working.
I'm an old Windows XP guy on my desktop who is struggling with Windows 8 on a new laptop. My current issue is the fact that each time I turn on my laptop I have to reconnect to my wireless network. I have to go to my settings and than to change PC settings and go though a series of steps to get it re-set. When doing the initial set up I did set the wireless connection as always on (or what ever the wording was). What do I need to do to keep the connection.
I'm using Windows 8.1, trying to install .NET Framework 3.5 through the "Turn Windows features on or off" menu, and for some reason it won't connect to the update server, but only for this one feature, enabling and disabling everything else works just fine. It spits out error code 0x800F0906. When I go to the support site linked on the error message [URL], it gives me a few things to try. None of them work. When I try the one that apparently fixes the issue for most people, Method 3, the terminal spits out an error about the files not being there [URL]. This error also being covered on the same page as the first, I read through that, made sure everything was good to go, and even tried it with a completely separate Windows 8.1 ISO (what I was originally using was a base Windows 8 ISO), still nothing.
Now, I had this issue a few days ago, and it was stopping me from running a few programs. Having gone through everything I could find on the matter, I decided it was just some sort of file corruption and decided to do a fresh "nuke & pave" reinstall.
I have tried installing Win 7 in UEFI on my old Asus K56JV Laptop.
I have used a tutorial by Brink to create the bootable usb. The system can see it but after it has loaded, I get the following message:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix problem
1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart 2. Choose your language setting and click next 3. click "repair your computer"
What should I do from here?
I have tried to make the usb both manually and with rufus usb software. The system does not currently run on UEFI, but it supports it, and I have changed it in BIOS. Also I run Ubuntu in dual boot. I don't know if the GRUB interface does anything here, because the recovery will not start either, though I believe it did so last time I formatted the laptop
Recently I have downloaded a few things that require the .NET framework 3.5. When I go to download/ install this, it moves realy fast, then stops and says: "Windows couldn't complete the requested changes" with the error code '0x800F081F'. I have been trying to do this for weeks now, and keep getting this error.
Some things to note: I downloaded Windows 8 (Pro, 64) My computer had a problem and I had to refresh it.