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Why is everyone having boot mgr problems?

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bbno
bbno
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Is it a new cool thing for kids to do or something? i've seen about 9102940195481 of them so far.

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bbno
bbno
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Oops, addicently posted twice

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Oh yes :) Never mind :)

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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You just need to put on the correct boots before you fire up your ordinateur.
(steel tipped are best)

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vistamike
vistamike
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Boots on, boots off;

Why is everyone having boot mgr problems?

To be real there is no one answer to this never ending question.

It is caused by many reasons but experience shows it usually points to a hardware install that went pearshaped, (soundcard, graphics card etc). Failure to reboot on install BEFORE configuration of these in some cases, games, game controllers, the list is end less.
It is seen in XP, Vista and 7 (to a lesser degree).

Troubleshooting without the OS repair disk then becomes a problem and you might be looking at a complete reinstal (my preference anyway after 30 mins of messing).

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....ows-vista/

In many cases it is the LACK of back up, folders, files (docs, images, music etc) because ALL your important files are on the C drive and never moved where the nightmare starts.

So we see simple housekeeping is not observed in many cases.

Nowadays, we should be imaging as a standard procedure, have bacup disks of our 'stuff' and the main OS.

Backup often.

The windows option is pretty useless if not criminal.

Fortunately there is software to help. One I, and many here on HTG use all the time is http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx

To recap, get your system running as you want it to. Ensure your apps are installed. Update your OS. Now image, ensure all your data is on an external drive (or partition).

A very good tut here for further info regarding this... http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....replies=39

And of course, this is not the resolve in all cases, but it should point peeps in the right direction hopefully.

Mike

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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And I would advise to backup images/files to more than one device.

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Drizzle
Drizzle
Posts: 2045

LOL!!!
Like my 10 DVD's of which I only ever require 'disk one' for a complete re install:):)
(Tis still being safely kept under lock and key!!!!!(Just in case for future use:)

Oh alright!!!! I know, I know, DVD's not a good idea, but hey! if it works, I ai'nt goin to throw them away!!!!!!!!

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warlock
warlock
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Whatever works. Get an extra key made for a backup LOL.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Will DVD's still work, after being stored in your fireproof safe, when then house burns down ?

Aah, you buried it in your neighbours garden...good move :)

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warlock
warlock
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http://www.wikihow.com/Bury-Va.....-Them-Safe

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Ted16
Ted16
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Pros. you could keep posting it to yourself. Cons. You wont be able to afford the postage here in the UK.. It will certainly at some stage go missing and turn up years later when we are all on Windows 59... Plus you will asked to pay the excess postage as the price will have gone up again. :)

You could always keep it in the Cloud. :)

Ted :)

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