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Use Hard Reset to recover a non-booting Laptop

Symptom: Laptop won’t boot If a laptop has been working normally then: fails to boot the next time it is turned on – appears completely dead fails to boot after a restart – again appearing completely dead suddenly cuts out try performing a hard reset. See also ERD Commander for Windows 10 (MS DaRT 10) ***NEW*** […]

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ERD Commander – Managing Startup Programs Using Autoruns

 Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset  MSDaRT 5.0 for XP, MSDaRT 6.0 for Vista, and 6.5 for Windows 7 is a complete suite of powerful and versatile tools released by Microsoft (formerly Winternals) that allows you to repair unbootable or locked-out systems, restore lost data, and diagnose system and network issues while the system is safely offline. Detailed information […]

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Free Download Hirens Boot CD ISO – Create a Bootable USB Flash Drive

Hiren’s BootCD (also known as Hiren BootCD, Hirens Boot Disk, Hiren Boot Disk or HBCD) is a bootable software ISO containing a large number of Freeware diagnostic programs In the past it also contained several commercially available software programs, but since version 11 it almost entirely contains Freeware. For Comprehensive list of programs see below Although the normal method of running Hirens Boot […]

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Using ERD Commander for Windows XP

Using ERD Commander CD to Boot Your System What is a Boot Disk? A boot disk is a CD or USB Flash Drive that contains software which can boot a non-responsive or dead Windows PC in order to perform diagnostics or repair – it is sometimes called a Windows Recovery CD or Windows Recovery Disk  See also Free […]

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