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Can you hold down the Windows logo key at the same time as pressing Ctrl, Shift + B

You should see the screen dim or flutter and hear a beep, which means that Windows is trying to refresh.

This may get you into Safe Mode to use the onboard VGA graphics.

Another way to get into the advanced options is to start and power shut down three times which should give you the diagnosing screen to take you onto those options to select Safe Mode with Networking.

If you have access to another machine then you can create a Win 10 install USB (min size 8GB) then follow the steps in this article to reinstall your graphics drivers.

This article will guide you through creating an install USB - https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10

https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how-to-install-video-drivers-in-safe-mode

While it doesn't mention Win 10, the steps are similar, although I'm not sure about Step 6.

Let me know how you get on.

You may well have had a display problem which was exacerbated by the repair program, but that's only a guess as this has never been reported before.

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In your opening post you said it was taking 2 - 3mins but after changing ports, that is down to one minute so perhaps it lies with the router.

Is the delay now on start up as well as after a restart ?

Switch off your PC and router and remove all power cables as well as the Ethernet cable.

Leave those off for about 30mins then switch just the router on.

When all of the lights are on, Ethernet connect and switch the PC on.

You may want to try a different router port.

When everything is back up and running, reboot to see if there is any improvement.

Those steps power cycle the router but leaving it off for 30mins should give you a new external IP address.

I can make a note of your current IP address and compare it when you post next after the recycle and reboot.

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I'm not sure if this could be a DHCP or DNS issue and was hoping changing the ports may have helped.

Open a Command Prompt (Admin) or Powershell (Admin) and enter these cmds -

netsh winsock reset

netsh int ip reset reset.log txt

ipconfig /release

ipconfig /renew

ipconfig /flushdns

ipconfig /registerdns

shutdown /r /t 00

Then see what it's like after the reboot.

If that doesn't resolve can you go into Event Viewer to see if it has recorded anything.

When Event Viewer opens, ensure Event Viewer (Local) is highlighted in the left pane - if it isn't then just click on it.

When it has read the data, click on Error then on View All Instances of This Event in the lower right pane.

Clicking on any will give more details in the pane below.

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Can you try a different Ethernet port on the router to see if that resolves.

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Tweaking.com Support & Help / Re: Registry backup problem
« on: July 09, 2021, 01:51:07 AM »
How are you getting on with this ?

Going back to deleting the Windows.old folder, I took ownership of it and then attempted to manually delete it but it said it would take about a day which is why I opted for Disk Cleanup.

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Tweaking.com Support & Help / Re: Registry backup problem
« on: July 08, 2021, 01:34:55 PM »
A repair install is done from within Windows/Windows/File Explorer - insert the install media and double click on its drive.

This will start the process when using a DVD but will open to its files when using an USB where you would then double click on setup Application.

Is this how you did yours ?

I've tried a couple of times to perform a repair install on my Toshiba Win 7 Home 64bit laptop but in both cases, it got to the same point and then rolled back.


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Tweaking.com Support & Help / Re: Registry backup problem
« on: July 08, 2021, 03:54:30 AM »
When you perform a repair install Windows creates the Windows.old folder.

With Win 7 you require a valid product key whereas in Win 10, that digitally activates.

I recently performed a repair install on my other Win 10 laptop but needed cleanmgr to delete that folder as it's sizeable.

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Can you see what happens in a clean boot should it be something in your Start-up menu that isn't being cleared on the restart.

You could also try resetting your network adapter by opening a Command Prompt (Admin) or Powershell (Admin) and entering these cmds -

netcfg -d

shutdown /r /t 00

Then see how it connects after the reboot.

However, create a restore point before running those cmds.

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Tweaking.com Support & Help / Re: Using tweking.com for firstime
« on: July 06, 2021, 01:40:27 PM »
No, that isn't normal - it only takes about 45mins on mine.

Stop the program and open a Command Prompt (Admin) or Powershell (Admin) and enter these cmds -

chkdisk

That is a read only version but should report if there are any bad sectors on the HDD.

If that completes then enter these -

dism /online /cleanup-image /startcomponentcleanup

dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

sfc /scannow

Enter exit to close the cmd window.

These will all take a little while to complete with the first two reporting completed successfully.

The sfc /scannow can either report no integrity violations or that it has repaired all corruption.

Try Windows Repair again after they complete.

If the chkdsk reports kbs in bad sectors then you will need to immediately create a system image in preparation for full failure.

Performing a chkdsk /r may buy you some time so the system will still work, but once sectors start to go bad, they can escalate quite quickly.

Let me know how you get on.

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General Computer Support / Re: W 7 DISM Error 87
« on: July 06, 2021, 08:22:02 AM »
Unfortunately the dism cmds don't work on Win 7.

Download and run SFCFix to see if that can repair the system - it will produce its own log.

https://www.sysnative.com/forums/downloads/sfcfix/

If it reports it is unable to repair all then register on the www.sysnative.com forum and open a thread where you may be presented with a script to repair the corruption.

You will be required to post the sfc /scannow CBS log.

Windows has another tool you can download which may or not resolve and that is the System Update Readiness Tool (SURT).

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/troubleshoot/windows-server/deployment/fix-windows-update-errors

Scroll down to the Win 7 section.

However, a final solution could be that you will need to back up your personal files and factory reset the machine.

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Tweaking.com Support & Help / Re: Registry backup problem
« on: July 05, 2021, 01:49:55 PM »
You will need to go back into msconfig and re-enable one item at a time, reboot then see which one is causing the problem then leave it disabled/stopped.

It could be an item in Start-up or one of the non-MS services.

I only have Realtek Audio items enabled in my Start-up.

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Tweaking.com Support & Help / Re: Registry backup problem
« on: July 05, 2021, 08:26:03 AM »
When you go into msconfig click on Services then check the box to hide all MS services then hit Disable all - Apply - OK then click on Start-up and Disable all - Apply - OK then reboot.

You haven't said what the CPU usage is before running RB.

Compare that with the CPU usage after the reboot into a clean boot before you try RB.

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Tweaking.com Support & Help / Re: Registry backup problem
« on: July 05, 2021, 04:17:15 AM »
What is your CPU usage like before you use RB ?

Have you tried it in a clean boot ?

My three laptops are just cheapies as well but I've just tried RB from within WR and the CPU usage was still reasonable.

This machine is a dual core Intel Celeron B800 1.5GHz CPU.

My other Win 10 is an AMD 1.3GHz dual core and my Win 7 machine is a single core AMD 2.5GHz

I don't have any room on my table to boot the Win 7 machine up just yet but will check it out later.

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Tweaking.com Support & Help / Re: Registry backup problem
« on: July 05, 2021, 02:38:41 AM »
And does it do the same when you use it in WR ?

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Tweaking.com Support & Help / Re: Registry backup problem
« on: July 05, 2021, 02:29:01 AM »
I'm unable to check it out on my Win 7 machine just yet but why don't you just use the Backup Tools in WR ?

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Is your keyboard working okay as you have used ? instead of " as quotes.

Those steps are exactly what you do to perform what is known as a repair install.

I'm performing a repair install on my other Win 10 laptop and while a pane flashed briefly at the start for choosing what to keep, it was otherwise blank.

It quickly went from there to getting updates, but prior to the actual install, I got a page which defaulted to installing Win 10 as well as keeping my files and apps although there was a link below that for Change what to keep.

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Did you boot up with the install USB or with the machine switched on, insert the USB - open Windows/File Explorer - This PC and double click on the USB drive ?

This is known as a repair install which won't affect personal stuff or installed programs.

When I've previously performed a repair install, I don't remember seeing those options about which to choose.

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I wasn't aware that a reinstall kept apps.

There is a Reset option which keeps personal stuff but you have to reinstall any 3rd party programs - unless they've changed it since I last checked out that option after creating a system image.

I use the free version of Macrium Reflect but you can still use Windows own system image creator as found in Control Panel/Back up and Restore.

Normally you would have to create a System repair disk to boot up with but your install USB gives you the same option to restore from a system image.

You may want to create a more recent install USB.

The advantage of Macrium Reflect is that it saves the images separately so you can choose how far to go back, unlike Windows where it overwrites the previous image.

However, I've only had to use the latest back up image.

Anyway, glad things have worked out for you and thanks for the update.

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Yes, I'm in the UK as well but will be hanging on a bit longer.

I forgot to mention that I've found it best to insert the USB before you download the media creation tool and then it will recognize you are creating a bootable USB.

I don't know how old your machine is but some older machines don't have an option to boot from an USB.

You will find that out when you tap F12 as you switch on to change the boot order.

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I'm not sure if this will put things right for you but you could give it a try.

Create a Win 10 install USB (min size 8GB) after reading - https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10

Boot up with the USB and navigate to the Install screen

Click on Repair your computer and select Command Prompt.

At the prompt type bcdedit |find "osdevice"

For clarity that is a Pipe symbol before find and is the uppercase of \

Using your partition letter instead of the X I have exampled, enter -

dism /image:X:\ /cleanup-image /restorehealth

sfc /scannow /offbootdir=X:\ /offwindir=X:\Windows

The sfc /scannow should report no integrity violations.

Enter exit to close the cmd window, remove the install USB, restart then try the advanced boot options again.

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This is a pic of my Win 10 Disk Management.

The 400MB Recovery partition is a relic from Win 7 so the Win 10 Recovery partition is the 584MB one which has the advanced boot options in it.

Did your machine come with Win 10 pre-installed or has it been upgraded from an earlier version of Windows ?

I'm not sure how you adjusted the partitions - perhaps you can reverse that.

You may have to factory reset your machine to reinstate the recovery partitions.

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If you still don't see all of the options in the advanced boot options then go Start - type control panel and click on it when it comes up.

Click on Backup and Restore (Windows 7) then click on Create a system repair disk.

Select the Safe to remove option to eject the disk and shutdown.

Tap F12 as you switch on - insert the disk and select to boot from the disk drive.

You may be prompted to press any key to boot from CD/DVD - do that and when it has loaded you can navigate to the restore options.

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Can you start the machine then power shutdown when the Windows logo comes up and do that again and on the next restart will boot to Diagnosing your PC.

This will bring up the Automatic Repair screen - click on Advanced options.

Click on Troubleshoot - Advanced options where you will see the option for System Image Recovery.

After you have restored with the system image, you can boot into the advanced options again to select Command Prompt and reinstate the F8 option to boot into those.

At the prompt type bcdedit and press enter.

Make a note of what it gives for the identifier under Windows Boot Loader.

It can either be {current} or {default}

Using your identifier, type bcdedit /set {identifier} bootmenupolicy legacy and press enter.

Ensure you use the correct brackets.

Enter exit to close the cmd window then shutdown.

Tapping F8 on boot will get you the advanced boot options and pressing enter on the default Repair your computer will get you the same options as you would when you access those normally in Win 10.

To revert that, use standard instead of legacy in the cmd.

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Tweaking.com Support & Help / Re: MD4 miss-match
« on: June 26, 2021, 02:31:10 PM »
You seem to have a lot going on with your machine.

Can you download and create a Kaspersky Rescue Disk to boot up with which after loading will scan your system, but you need to wait for it to load.

I have to Ethernet connect to get an Internet connection for it to update its Definitions.

https://www.kaspersky.co.uk/downloads/thank-you/free-rescue-disk

You can use Imgburn to create the bootable disk - https://m.majorgeeks.com/files/details/imgburn.html

Let me know if it finds anything and if things improve after the scan.

You may have to remove the disk and power shutdown.

If nothing has changed then I would suggest you back up your personal stuff and factory reset your machine.

You will need to reinstall your programs but I would advise you to swap Spybot for the highly rated free TotalAV but I'd swap Spybot for TotalAV anyway as you shouldn't have to keep running Spybot - it has a bad rep.

https://www.totalav.com/en/free-antivirus

If you can get into Safe Mode. select Command Prompt and enter bcdedit

Under Windows Boot Loader check to see what is says for identifier.

It can either be {current} or {default}

Using your identifier enter bcdedit /set {identifier} bootmenupolicy legacy

Ensure you use the correct brackets.

Enter exit to close the cmd window and shut down to see if tapping F8 on Start gets you into the advanced boot options.

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Tweaking.com Support & Help / Re: Problem with shopping cart
« on: June 25, 2021, 01:43:47 PM »
I don't think there was a shopping cart when I bought my Pro version of WR, but agree you should be able to edit.

I'll email jpm (Jim) who is an admin to see if he can change the format.

BTW - You should have been able to do what I suggested straight away without the need for a shower and overnight sleep :lol

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