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PostPosted: Fri, 20. May 16, 20:58    Post subject: win 7 64 bit bsod Please help urgent Reply with quote Print

Hi, I am getting a bsod but can start up using safe mode.
For some reason or other my pc isnt seeing my dvdr so I cant start up from the win7 instal disk or make a recovery disc that way.
Is there a quick fix for me?

The problem started when my machine was updateing windows (it may have been win 10) and I had a short power outage.

Chers in advance,

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PostPosted: Fri, 20. May 16, 21:55    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

can you revert to a previous restore point? It sounds like the update has borked some drivers.

I'm not using Windows right now, but I'm fairly certain system restore is in accesories in the start menu


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PostPosted: Fri, 20. May 16, 22:16    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Is it not possible to use a USB stick to repair windows? I'm not sure but I think that's an option.


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PostPosted: Fri, 20. May 16, 22:28    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Recovery and repair often don't work right anyway and maybe you don't have to. Check out http://www.sevenforums.com/
Maybe there's a thread of someone with the same problem (bsod error code) or you could follow instructions and post bsod log and they'll give you a quick answer. They're really helpful there.

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PostPosted: Fri, 20. May 16, 22:52    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

The power outage while updating your OS and during disk write has corrupted the OS or other essential drivers on your drive. I honestly think that going back to a known good restore point is your best bet.

You can spend a lot of time trying various check and repair functions (eg sfc/scannow or chkdsk /f etc) but these are not guaranteed to find and fix the issue while going back to a recent good restore point when your system was working well has pretty favourable odds. There should be one from just before you started the OS update.


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PostPosted: Fri, 20. May 16, 23:04    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Cheers guys.
Where would I find system restore points?
I have made one at some point but cant find it

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PostPosted: Sat, 21. May 16, 09:28    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

http://www.wikihow.com/Use-System-Restore-on-Windows-7


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PostPosted: Sat, 21. May 16, 13:00    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

If he was upgrading to win 10 then I think he could make a win 10 usb drive or disc and upgrade from it? It may not work? I keep my operating system on a separate partition from my data, etc... so that if I need to reinstall the operating system I don't lose stuff. It's a good idea.

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/how-to-upgrade-windows-10

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PostPosted: Sat, 21. May 16, 14:16    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Free Trade Inn wrote:
Cheers guys.
Where would I find system restore points?
I have made one at some point but cant find it

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Windows should have made a restore point just before the update process started, for exactly this reason--check for that one when you do the restore.

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PostPosted: Sat, 21. May 16, 15:38    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

pjknibbs wrote:
Free Trade Inn wrote:
Cheers guys.
Where would I find system restore points?
I have made one at some point but cant find it

FTI


Windows should have made a restore point just before the update process started, for exactly this reason--check for that one when you do the restore.


^--- This.

Windows creates a System Restore Point every time it begins to update the system. (Only when updates are going to actually be applied, not during download/waiting process, just in case you don't allow Windows to auto-update itself.)

For future reference so you can create a USB-bootable version of Windows 7, see here:

http://www.howtogeek.com/191054/how-to-create-bootable-usb-drives-and-sd-cards-for-every-operating-system

You will, however, have to configure your computer to search USB ports for boot devices. Most do not have this enabled by default, IIRC. Go into your computer's BIOS settings and configure the Boot Order settings to also search USB slots. Note: Sometimes, if you have any Read/Write device plugged into a USB slot that isn't a bootable version of an OS, the search process will fault out. (The same is true for CD/DVD boot) So, disconnect any other USB storage media when attempting to boot from USB. (If it does fault out, it won't harm anything, just let it finish complaining, unplug the USB device, then reboot.)

If you routinely attach USB storage devices, it's often a good idea to disable USB bootable-OS searches from your BIOS settings. You can re-enable them at any time to boot from USB. (That's why manufacturers often disable that USB boot feature in the BIOS.)

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Fresh instal of windows done.
I have a folder with my old account, desk top ect but steam games dont work.

1/ I have an image back up from a while ago am I better off using that or re-intalling steam?

2/ The only game that I really want to keep my last savesa is ESO are the saves on the server or my machine?


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Free Trade Inn wrote:
Fresh instal of windows done.
I have a folder with my old account, desk top ect but steam games dont work.

1/ I have an image back up from a while ago am I better off using that or re-intalling steam?

2/ The only game that I really want to keep my last savesa is ESO are the saves on the server or my machine?


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If you've already done a fresh install of the OS, just go ahead and do a fresh install of Steam, anyway. Steam has enough weird issues without adding more confusion for it. You shouldn't have any issues using saved games from your "old" system, so long as there's nothing with the game, itself, that prevents it. (ie: Really vicious copy-protection methods that digitally sign games/saves to a single PC, etc..)

Saved games will not be updated on Steam Cloud servers unless you've enabled that option for them. I think you can check for that from your new, fresh, install of Steam without having to even have the game installed.



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PostPosted: Sat, 21. May 16, 19:59    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Your Steam games account is pretty independent of the system you use and you should be able to log in from wherever (as long as only one system is active at a time on your account).

It sounds more as though either Steam and/or your games are not properly installed and initiated on the fresh install, or you have moved your Steam folder and/or saves from where they were originally held and are still expected. Also make sure that you have not further compressed or encrypted the gamefiles or saves during the reinstall.


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Log into steam np but get this


Other games when I try and start them act like they have never been started i.e.
Performing first time set up.
Do I want to do this with all my games or do I need to be moving folders.
If so what folders and where do I move them?

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Obviously I don't have the same games as you but this is my path for that granny2.dll - D:\Steam\steamapps\common\DefenseGrid2\granny2.dll

My Steam folder is deliberately not anywhere in a system Program Files** folder precisely to avoid Windows permissions issues.

I suspect that granny2 may not be the only Steam game dll with issues for you now.


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