Author Topic: Reloading a laptop  (Read 3311 times)

Offline juventino

Reloading a laptop
« on: February 12, 2016, 03:34:43 PM »
Hi Guys
Happy Friday, hope everyone is ready for V-Day. Put away all the remote controls for the Audio equipment. Covered the listening Chair with a white sheet so that you can spend that one full day with the one you love.

I need some Help with an HP Probook 4510s laptop loaded with Win 10 that I have been using to play my music through.
Its started giving me issues on Wednesday and last night would not load. Tried a system restore and I can now get into windows but before it completely shuts me out I am backing up all my Music.

The issues I encountered were:

1. Tracks were becoming corrupted
2. The font in some programs became really large so the window could not fully be seen on the screen so could not end a program or uninstall it
3. Foobar would randomly freeze
4. Would get to the windows 10 load screen and then go blank (That was last night)

I would like to do a reload and start from fresh. I only intend on using it for storing and playing all my music so as long as I can load FOOBAR or LMS i'll be happy.

Anyone that can help with a reload, never done it before.
Time to get back to when I enjoyed listening......no more upgrading, more of a headache than a pleasure

Offline Bernard

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Re: Reloading a laptop
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2016, 05:24:53 PM »
Is there not a partition on the HDD with the Windows Installation Files ?
We inherited a Toshiba and the first thing I did was make Win Install disks from that partition.

I just don't know how you would access that partition if the OS is flakey. Boot with Hirens ???? and copy the stuff off ??

Offline juventino

Re: Reloading a laptop
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2016, 10:01:39 AM »
will take a look at the harddrive this evening.
Been busy backing up all my music and old documents that I had on the laptop
Time to get back to when I enjoyed listening......no more upgrading, more of a headache than a pleasure

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Re: Reloading a laptop
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2016, 12:47:11 PM »
Step back to Win 8.1 if possible. Don't live on the (b)leading edge...
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Offline juventino

Re: Reloading a laptop
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2016, 04:24:20 PM »
definitely want to take a step back to Windows 7 or 8.1
But I also want to give the laptop a clean slate, get rid of all the preloaded useless software that HP loaded.
Time to get back to when I enjoyed listening......no more upgrading, more of a headache than a pleasure

Offline BWS

Re: Reloading a laptop
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2016, 09:12:48 PM »
definitely want to take a step back to Windows 7 or 8.1
But I also want to give the laptop a clean slate, get rid of all the preloaded useless software that HP loaded.


Why step back? When you can step forward to Linux? Or OSX (hackintosh)
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Offline juventino

Re: Reloading a laptop
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2016, 09:13:40 AM »

Why step back? When you can step forward to Linux? Or OSX (hackintosh)

Hey im up for any OS, but never reloaded a PC or Laptop so wouldnt know where to start.
Stepping back is my non tech option.
Time to get back to when I enjoyed listening......no more upgrading, more of a headache than a pleasure

Offline scrarfussi

Re: Reloading a laptop
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2016, 09:23:25 PM »
linux for the win
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Offline Rotten Johnny

Re: Reloading a laptop
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2016, 09:53:24 PM »
Go give him a hand.
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Free your mind...and your ass will follow.

Offline scrarfussi

Re: Reloading a laptop
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2016, 10:05:02 PM »
Go give him a hand.

its coming my way soon and a chance to listen to the korg dac
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Offline element1

Re: Reloading a laptop
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2016, 02:04:57 PM »
This will... Reset your PC:-

Resetting lets you choose whether to keep your files or remove them, and then reinstalls Windows.

To get started, go to Settings > Update & security > Reset this PC > Get started and choose an option.


http://windows.microsoft.com/en-za/windows-10/windows-10-recovery-options

Offline juventino

Re: Reloading a laptop
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2016, 03:32:49 PM »
Thanks to Scrafussi Laptop is back to 100% working order.
Had to reload Windows 7 as the Dacs would not work with Linux.

Its like having a new PC

 :dop:
Time to get back to when I enjoyed listening......no more upgrading, more of a headache than a pleasure

Offline Rotten Johnny

Re: Reloading a laptop
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2016, 05:36:45 PM »
Must be a kak Dac
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Re: Reloading a laptop
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2016, 05:41:50 PM »
Mr Korg DAC would not work with OS X El Capitan.  Korg never provided any drivers and avoid answering questions about availability
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Offline Rotten Johnny

Re: Reloading a laptop
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2016, 05:48:57 PM »
Their USB implementation must be non-std. I'm told though the Dac sounds pretty good.
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Free your mind...and your ass will follow.