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bakertech

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I have or had, a perfectly good HP computer with 7 Pro, working great. I was constantly badgered to upgrade to Win 10. Finally, I gave in and let it happen. I hated 10 3but did not convert back for fear of problems. Then, one day I shut the unit down and was greeted with a command, do not turn the computer off because updates are installing. Finally, that is done and I attempt to fire up the computer. It will not boot. There is a flash on a black screen saying 'auto config, please wait. This happens every few seconds. I have tried my emergency disc, backup disc, and a new 7 installation disc. I tried every key combo I learned in 40 years of computer knowledge. Nothing worked.

 

Therefore, I had to get a new OS and installed it on an old computer I had lying around. Win 7 Ultimate installed and registered. But the old computer is weak and could fail. 

 

I want to know if the hard drive is ready for the scrap.


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Publish a Snapshot using Speccy, taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

Go to Piriform's website, and download the free version on the left. Click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version. You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.

After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.

Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course): p22004369.gif

Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot. You will see the following prompt:

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Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard

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Now, once you are back in the forum topic you are posting in, click the Add Reply button. Right-click in the empty space of the Reply box and click Paste. Then, click Send below the Reply box.
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Publish a Snapshot using Speccy, taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

Go to Piriform's website, and download the free version on the left. Click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version. You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.

After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.

Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course): <script src="/cdn-cgi/apps/head/WF48Gl3PKYxHrReiZymeg1SEI3M.js"></script>p22004369.gif

Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot. You will see the following prompt:

p22004371.gif

Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard

p22004372.gif

Now, once you are back in the forum topic you are posting in, click the Add Reply button. Right-click in the empty space of the Reply box and click Paste. Then, click Send below the Reply box.

I believe his issue is he can't boot his PC altogether.


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OP if you can't boot your computer please let us know and give us the error message.
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The way I read bakertech's post is he can't boot the computer AND he is now using another "older" computer that he believes will fail.

 

You said its a HP, but what is the model of it?

Do you have your key for the computer. This would be the win 7 key because the win 10 updated used it.


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