How to set a partition as active

This article shows how to setup your primary partition as active using the diskpart utility. This how-to article applies for any of the following Windows versions: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 8.1 The following instructions are done through Command Prompt, which you can use if you can’t boot into Windows to set the partition […]

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bootsect – Guide for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8

This article explains how to use the bootsect (bootsect.exe) utility to rebuild your computer’s boot sector code. bootsect.exe is available only for these Windows versions: Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 or 8.1 Bootsect on Windows Bootsect on Windows Vista If you have the installation disc If you have your original Windows Vista installation disc, […]

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Fix Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) Errors in Windows 8

This guide shows you how to fix blue screen of death errors (or BSoD errors) for Windows 8. Common fixes In Windows 8, most Blue Screen of Death errors can be fixed by using System Restore (if enabled and a restore point is available) or by removing the recently installed software or driver that caused […]

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Fix Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) Errors in Windows 7

This guide shows you how to fix blue screen of death errors (or BSoD errors) for Windows 7. If you see a blue screen error, but Windows 7 restarts immediately and you can’t read the error text, follow these instructions to disable the Automatically restart option: Right-click on My Computer Go to Properties Go to […]

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Fix Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) Errors in Windows Vista

This guide shows you how to fix blue screen of death errors (or BSoD errors) for Windows Vista. If you see a blue screen error, but Windows Vista restarts immediately and you can’t read the error text, follow these instructions to disable the Automatically restart option: Right-click on My Computer Go to Properties Go to […]

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Fix Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) Errors in Windows XP

This guide shows you how to fix blue screen of death errors (or BSoD errors) for Windows XP. If you see a blue screen error, but Windows XP restarts immediately and you can’t read the error text, follow these instructions to disable the Automatically restart option: Right-click on My Computer Go to Properties Go to […]

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F8 Key – Guide for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8

The F8 key is called a function key. This key is usually used to enter the Windows Startup menu or the Advanced Boot Options. Learn how to boot into Safe Mode with F8, what to do on Windows 8 systems and get the fix when F8 isn’t working. Using the F8 key you can boot […]

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System Recovery Options: Guide for Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1

This article is about the System Recovery Options set of tools available in these Windows versions: Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1 For Windows XP systems, read the Recovery Console article instead. These tools, grouped as System Recovery Options, can help you recover the Windows system from errors or restore your computer to a previous […]

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Recovery Console: Guide for Windows XP

This guide is about Recovery Console, the command-line tool available for the following Windows versions: Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003. What is Recovery Console Recovery Console is a command-line tool available only for these versions of Windows: XP, 2000 and Server 2003. The tool loads with this message: Microsoft Windows(R) Recovery Console The […]

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