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Best Answer phillpower2 , 03 May 2016 - 08:08 AM

Hello Rickles, Is there anything I need to check?  Possibly but only after doing a couple of other things first; 1: Make sure that you have a new restore point for the present s... Go to the full post »


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Hi,

 

I got stuck in the Repair Windows Loop but managed to get out of it with a Systems Restore.

 

All seems to be working.

 

Is there anything I need to check?

 

I also need a good but safe all purpose cleaner for Temporary folders and if possible a registry cleaner.

 

I have looked around but there are too many conflicting comments on the programs.

 

I am using Windows 10 after a sneaky upgrade from 8.1. Aspire TC-605 is the computer with 397GBs on one partition and 457 GBs on another partition. Thats how it was when I bought it.

 

Regards


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Hello Rickles,

 

Is there anything I need to check?

 

 

Possibly but only after doing a couple of other things first;
 
1: Make sure that you have a new restore point for the present stable settings.
 
2: Make sure that Windows and other important software such as any 3rd party AV that you may have is fully up to date.
 
3: Create a back up image of the HDD, see Essexboy tutorial here
 
I also need a good but safe all purpose cleaner for Temporary folders and if possible a registry cleaner.

 

 

Use Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer which you can download from here but avoid anything to do with registry cleaners at all costs, they should not be used by the average user as the risk to hosing the OS with one wrong click is too great, see miekiemoes' Blog here for further info.

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Hi, 
Thank you for your help and time. I have started on your list and I will follow your instructions. I live in Australia so there is a time difference and I will add a reply once I have finished the list.
1: Make sure that you have a new restore point for the present stable settings.  Done.
 
2: Make sure that Windows and other important software such as any 3rd party AV that you may have is fully up to date. Done
 
3: Create a back up image of the HDD, see Essexboy tutorial. Will finish tomorrow as I need to buy a flash drive. 
 
4. Use Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer which you can download  but avoid anything to do with registry cleaners at all costs, Downloaded and if you say don't touch the Registry I will not go near it.
 
Regards

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You are welcome  :)

 

Will look out for an update from you  :thumbsup:


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Hi,

 

I downloaded and ran  the back up image of the HDD.

 

All went well until I was asked to reboot the system which it did.

 

​Upon restarting the computer I just went through normal start up.

 

Help.

 

Regards 


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Hello Rickles,

 

I downloaded and ran  the back up image of the HDD.

 

 

Crossed wires somewhere as this was not suggested (installing the back up image) a back up image is created only for use in the event of HDD failure that requires a new HDD to be fitted or an OS being so corrupted that only a full format of the HDD and the use of the back up image will resolve the issue.

 

All went well until I was asked to reboot the system which it did.
 
​Upon restarting the computer I just went through normal start up.

 

 

If as it would appear from the information above you have loaded the back up image onto the present HDD you have only replaced what was on the HDD in the first place and so will not see any difference.


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Hi,

 

What I meant was that I downloaded the program Reflect and followed the tutorial by  Essexboy .

 

I have tried it again but although it loads the program into the flashdrive, it then stated that I should reboot to test the program.

But it went to normal start up.

 

Or:

Will the program only run if the computer will not start?

Then I put the flashdrive in and restart?

 

But do not panic as I will not do anything unless you tell me to.

 

Regards


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Hello Rickles,

 

So it was the Recovery USB stick to which you were referring, if yes, was the boot sequence set to USB device first, if you have UEFI as opposed to standard BIOS you may need to disable secure boot "how to" below;

 

To switch UEFI native mode to legacy BIOS mode (and disable secure boot):
 
Restart the computer. In Windows 8/8.1/10 from the Start or Desktop screen move your pointer over the upper or lower right corner of the screen. When the Windows Charms appear, click the Settings ( ) charm, click Power, and then the Restart option.
Press and hold the F2 key when the screen goes black, and wait for the BIOS setup utility to launch. If your system cannot boot into Windows , shut down the computer completely, then press F2 while powering back on.
Select Security -> Secure Boot, and then Disabled.
Select Advanced -> System Configuration, and then Boot Mode.
Change UEFI Boot to CSM Boot.
To save the change and exit the BIOS setup, press F10. 
 
Panic over btw  :)

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Hi,

 

We have a problem.

 

I tried both ways to get in the Bios mode but neither worked.

 

Did I mention I am using the new Windows 10?

 

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Hello Rickles,

 

I tried both ways to get in the Bios mode but neither worked.

 

 

Sorry but not sure what you mean, are you saying that you cannot get into the BIOS at all.

 

See Verify your PC information here

 

Did I mention I am using the new Windows 10?

 

 

Macrium Reflect V6 is fully compatible with Windows 10.


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Hi philpower2,

 

I right clicked the start button

 

Left clicked Shutdown-----Restart

 

When the screen went black I held down the F2 key.

 

But the computer went into normal start up.

 

Same with shutting down the computer and starting up and holding down the F2 key.

 

It also went to normal start up

 

Regards


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Hello Rickles,

 

A different key is obviously used on your model of Acer, try pressing the Del key as soon as you see the Acer splash screen. 


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Hi philpower2,

 

Ok, now that worked. I restarted the computer and as soon as I saw the Acer Splash Screen I pressed the Delete key and it went to the BIOS.

 

I selected Security but could not find  Secure Boot.

 

Sorry this is taking so long but I am a better photographer than computer man.

 

Regards


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Hello Rickles,

 

See if the following helps any;

 

Press Delete to enter the BIOS setup
Under the Authentication tab, disable Secure Boot
Under the Boot Options tab, set Launch CSM to Always
Under the Boot Options tab, set 1st Boot Device to USB device etc.
Under the Boot Options tab, enable Boot Menu
Save the changes and exit

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Hi philpower2,

 

Press Delete to enter the BIOS setup: Done
Under the Authentication tab, disable Secure Boot: Done
Under the Boot Options tab, set Launch CSM to Always: Done
Under the Boot Options tab, set 1st Boot Device to USB device etc.  My choice here was to set Removable Device. Could not find USB Device
Under the Boot Options tab, enable Boot Menu: Done
Save the changes and exit: Done
 
However when I started up Reflect and Restarted to test it did take much longer but the computer went to Normal Start Up.
Regards

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