Safe Mode: Guide for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1

This guide explains how to boot into Safe Mode for the following Windows versions: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1 About the Safe Mode In Safe Mode, your computer is running with non-core components disabled which makes it easier to fix potential errors or remove various software that, in normal conditions, can’t be fixed […]

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Boot from USB drive

This guide explains how to boot from a USB flash drive and what configurations you need to have. If you have a new computer model (usually with Windows 8) that has UEFI/EFI, make sure that you read UEFI/EFI configuration before you proceed to How to boot from a USB flash drive below. If you’re looking […]

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

This guide explains how to use the Bootrec (bootrec.exe) utility for the following Windows versions: Windows XP (bootcfg, not bootrec), Vista, 7, 8 or 8.1 Bootrec in Windows Bootrec or the bootrec.exe utility is a tool provided by Microsoft in Windows Recovery Environment, or the Windows RE. When your computer fails to start, Windows automatically […]

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

CHKDSK is a Windows utility that can check the integrity of your hard disk and can fix various file system errors. CHKDSK (or chkdsk.exe) is short for “check disk”. It’s recommended to use this utility when your computer shows various boot errors. The check disk utility can be run if you need a fix for […]

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Restore To Factory Settings – Guide for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8

Factory Settings or Factory Defaults usually refers to performing a restore or a reset of your computer to its original configuration as it first was when it was purchased. A restore to factory settings is also known as a reset to factory settings or as a restore to factory defaults. Restoring a computer to its […]

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eMachines Recovery Disk – Guide for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8

This guide is about recovery and restore disks for eMachines computers for the following versions of Windows: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. A recovery disk is also known as a restore disc, repair disc, boot disc or rescue disk. eMachines Inc. was acquired by Gateway in 2004 and Gateway Computers was […]

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Compaq Recovery Disk – Guide for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8

This guide is about recovery disks for Compaq computers for the following versions of Windows: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. A recovery disk is also known as a restore disc, repair disc, boot disc or rescue disk. Looking for a recovery disk for Compaq? Download Easy Recovery Essentials, our recovery and […]

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Samsung Recovery Disk – Guide for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8

This guide is about recovery disks for Samsung computers for the following versions of Windows: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. A recovery disk is also known as a restore disc, repair disc, boot disc or rescue disk. Looking for a recovery disk for Samsung? Download Easy Recovery Essentials, our recovery and […]

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VAIO Recovery Disk – Guide for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8

This guide is about recovery disks for VAIO computers (including Sony VAIO) for the following versions of Windows: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. A recovery disk is also known as a restore disc, repair disc, boot disc or rescue disk. VAIO computers were originally manufactured by the Sony Corporation, but the […]

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Windows System Repair – Guide for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8

This guide shows you how to create a Windows System Repair disc to repair Windows for the following versions: Windows XP, Vista 7, and 8. Create a Windows System Repair Disc A system repair disc allows you to boot to the recovery options of your Windows version and help you recover and restore your system, […]

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