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Posted 01 May 2015 - 08:48 PM
Posted 01 May 2015 - 09:18 PM
This can indicate a hard drive problem. If you have any important data on the computer I would back it up immediately to an external drive. Do you still get BSOD's in Safe Mode?
If you used Grimefighter in avast to detect 15 registry issues, do not use it or clean the registry. BC does not recommend registry cleaners.
Posted 02 May 2015 - 08:31 PM
Posted 02 May 2015 - 09:59 PM
Posted 03 May 2015 - 07:36 AM
You recieved the error that the software was not legit after doing the factory reset? Did you preform any updates after the reset?
You can test the drive using a bootable linux disk called PartedMagic. You can burn the iso file by using Imgburn or in Windows 7 right click and select Burn Disk Image.
If you do not have a CD/DVD then you can use a blank USB flash drive and Rufus to create a bootable flash drive. Tap F12 at boot with the flash drive attached and select the flash drive from the boot menu.
For Rufus select an MBR partition scheme. In the dropdown box that shows Freedos select iso image and click the small icon. Browse to the PartedMagic iso you downloaded.
Boot to the PartedMagic desktop and doubleclick the DiskHealth or GsmartControl Icon. Run the short test. Copy the results to your flash drive.
Posted 04 May 2015 - 12:15 PM
Posted 04 May 2015 - 01:23 PM
If the computer was never defragged then that will slow the computer. 22 hours for a defrag is a very long time. Hopefully you will no longer get an BSOD's. Does it still give the error that Vista is not valid?
Posted 05 May 2015 - 10:19 AM
Posted 05 May 2015 - 02:31 PM
Posted 05 May 2015 - 02:38 PM
Posted 05 May 2015 - 02:40 PM
Tap F8 at boot and select Use Last Known Configuration? Does that work? I cannot understand why that fixit would cause the computer to fail to boot. It was only the Windows Update Components that were reset.
Edit: Was the computer rebooted after you did the defrag?
Edited by JohnC_21, 05 May 2015 - 02:41 PM.
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