Forum discussion tagged with OS.
  1. X

    Question Is it better to reinstall Windows after upgrading motherboard and CPU?

    Hi, Is it better to do a clean reinstallation of Windows 11 after upgrading one's motherboard and CPU? Even if it's working. Or better to leave it alone? Thanks!
  2. A

    Question SSD Keep reverting changes after reboot.

    Deepfreeze like effect. Deleting any files , downloading files will revert after reboot. Diskpart clean/delete partition/format are also reverting. I can't clean install OS because of this. It happens after i downloaded the wrong version of noxplayer. Any tips? Ive tried malwarebyte , ease us...
  3. S

    Question HELP!!

    I just made a new pc, I downloaded Windows 10 install media onto a usb andI booted it and it came up with "Reboot and select proper boot device" I was using an old USB drive. I'm now using a new USB with windows on it, I boot up and it comes up with "An operating system wasn't found try...
  4. 1Reality1

    [SOLVED] Stuck on BIOS Screen - Won't Boot to OS

    Monitor went into "Power Saving Mode" while I was sitting at the keyboard and actively using the PC. Shortly before the happened, there was screen flickering and going black - and it came back from that a few times; until it didn't anymore. After trying a couple things, I reset the CMOS and...
  5. RageHippo

    Question Laptop stuck at hp logo while installing windows 10

    My laptop was first installed with Linux mint after realising that windows is more convenient I tried to install windows10 back using a usb But nothing happens during installation even after waiting for an hour it just shows a blank screen So after countless tutorials and reading threads i...
  6. jnjnilson6

    Discussion What Were the CPU and Specs of Your First PC?

    Specs of my first computer (year 2001): CPU: Intel Celeron Tualatin @ 1.3 GHz (overclockable to 1.5 GHz) GPU: GeForce2 MX 400 w/ 64 MB memory RAM: 256 MB HDD: 40 GB Operating Systems: Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000 and RedHat Linux 7.3 You may write about your current system specs and CPU, the...
  7. Tommy 1651

    Question SSD not showing in OS boot manager ?

    Hi guys, I have installed a new samsung SSD into my laptop for Windows 11. My SSD works perfectly using few days my laptop boots up very fast but recently I am getting a error system32/ winload.efi error code: 0x000000e and I don't know what is going with the laptop but when I enable legacy...
  8. Folkmane102

    [SOLVED] NVME Windows 10 OS not booting

    So I have a 500 gb nvme ssd that already has a windows 10 OS on it that I've used normally for years. I decided to install a windows 10 OS on a SATA ssd I had lying around so I took my NVME out while I did it. I used the SATA for a few days then unplugged it and replugged the NVMEM.2 back in its...
  9. R

    Question Laptop Acts Like There’s No OS.

    I have an HP Elitebook 8560w that’s acting kinda weird. I try to install different distros of Linux on it but after it installs, it acts as if there is no OS when it restarts after install. Its had Linux installed on it in the past. Below is what I’ve done: Different SSDs Used main HDD bay and...
  10. spynmaker

    [SOLVED] Mackie OS 5.1 Another Windows OS.

    Hello. I hope this is ok here. I have just acquired a Mackie d8b studio console. The way this recording software is setup is by a bare version of Windows 95 and called Mackie OS. The latest version we have is 5.1 and of course no newer versions because the technology was abandoned. But the...
  11. TheOfb

    [SOLVED] Changed partition size on my bootable SSD and now windows won't boot.

    I discovered I had unallocated space on my SSD that I have been using for months as my boot drive that I cloned from my previous dying SSD. So I used Aomei partition assistant to allocate some of the space but at the same time increase the partition the OS is on as it was very full. Clearly at...
  12. Y

    [SOLVED] System shut down on its own, then boot failed due to "no operating system found"

    This is an odd one. I was just watching a stream on Twitch when suddenly my system just powered off. After turning it back on, i was stuck with "operating system wasn't found. Try disconnecting any drives that don't contain an operating system" (mind you, this seems to be typical for laptops...
  13. T

    Question Flash BIOS from usb without OS

    Hi, i have download this .rom from this forum. How can i load this bios in my nokia booklet 3g? i have no OS installed. Can somebody make me a mini tutorial?Thanks
  14. zathazar

    [SOLVED] Upgrading C: Drive

    Currently I am running my C: Drive along, with a few other applications, on a 250Gb Corsair M.2 drive. I am wanting to clone everything onto a 500Gb M.2 drive (OS and the other apps) but not sure on the right way to do it. What is a good guide/application to use to transfer and clone the data?
  15. Haunted_

    [SOLVED] Recommended Drive for OS: 2TB NVMe PCIe 3.0 vs 500GB SATA SSD vs 1TB SATA SSD ?

    Hey All, I'm upgrading my computer with some new parts and I'm curious which drive others would use for the Windows 10 install. I do lots of video editing of 4K videos in Davinci Resolve, lots of photo organizing and editing in Lightroom (cloud and LR Classic, all RAW photos), and lots of...
  16. T

    [SOLVED] NVMe or sata ssd for os

    Hi I’m looking at getting another ssd for my computer. I currently have a seagate barracuda 2tb hdd and a 240gb toshiba tr200. I use the ssd for my os and the hdd for everything else, but want another ssd for the games I play frequently. I’m looking at a NVMe, the Samsung 970 evo plus 250gb, but...
  17. Shiftydot

    [SOLVED] Formatted my NVMe and made it Win10 bootable; success, however;

    I removed the data cable from the HDD, so it was clearer which was the NVMe in the BIOS > Boot sequence, and so placed that at #1, and figured that would be fine, but for whatever reason (The reason I'm posting here, really) it prefers to boot to the HDD , well I say prefers, it just does boot...
  18. Rizvee

    [SOLVED] USB OS installation drive

    Can I create an USB OS installation drive with multiple OS in it? If so, then which software can I use to create one? I want to install an OS from the USB drive, not run an OS from it.
  19. System32_76

    [SOLVED] Why can't I update Xubuntu ?

    Hi everyone. I tried to update from Xubuntu 20.04.1 LTS to 20.04.2, but for some reason, I can't easily do so. I executed the "sudo apt update" command before using these three specific upgrade commands: "sudo apt dist-upgrade," "sudo apt full-upgrade," and "sudo apt upgrade." The upgrade...
  20. AntoDono

    [SOLVED] Help - Cannot install any operating system

    I built a computer (as a server) a few months ago and was running windows. However, windows kept crashing and was corrupted. I thought of switching to a more stable OS like Linux mint or Ubuntu. When I flashed the ISO on to a USB and tried to install Linux Mint, it gave me the error (same result...
  21. B

    [SOLVED] Can my Chromebook support windows 10?

    Asus C433TA-AJ0005 Intel Core M3, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC SSD
  22. Marturo13

    [SOLVED] Can I run win both 10 & Linux on my partitioned HD 500gb WD 7200

    I have built PCs that used windows for far too long, it's time for the right OS & I am looking at Mint to start. I have a new build right around the bend & I would like to learn OS now, & not ever load Winders on a build ever again. Can you help me get started right? :p Thanks in...
  23. Z

    [SOLVED] What is the best way to transfer just my OS and games to a new SSD from HDD?

    I have a Lenovo Legion-Y520 Laptop with 1TB of HDD storage. I want to transfer just my OS and games to a new 1TB SSD, and leave the HDD for storage without removing it. Would it be best for me to fresh install Windows 10 from a USB to the SSD, and then transfer just my games over, or should I...
  24. euphoria4949

    [SOLVED] Help and advice needed please with OS backups & system images

    Hi everyone, I need some help and advice regarding OS backups and images, but please (ELI5) explain like I'm 5yo as my knowledge is very poor on this subject. I'm a little embarrassed to say that after more than 2 decades of being a techy PC nerd/enthusiast, I've never actually done any OS...
  25. M

    Question Cant enter Windows 10 - Samsung Evo 970 NVMe problem with MSI B350 Gaming Plus MBB

    Hi guys, I am having some serious issues with my Samsung 970 Evo NVMe when plugged into my MSI B350 Gaming Plus motherboard. I bought it like a year ago and it seemed to be working fine for about 3-4 months but suddenly it started causing problems by not entering my OS (Windows 10 Pro). The...
  26. user.anonymous

    [SOLVED] Can I use two storages at once?

    I recently built a PC with a functioning M.2 Samsung Evo 500 GB card and Western Digital 2 TB Storage HDD. I want to be able to use both at the same time so that I can maximize the most storage out of both drives. Before, I attempted to make a storage pool but I'm unable to do so for unknown...
  27. Thedoc_tv

    Question Pc won't boot or install any OS

    Hello, my pc was just working fine, until two days ago I started having multiple bsod, after a while I figured that it was a broken driver, an then worked fine after that. But yesterday, everytime I tried to open rainbow six siege, I would get a bsod cause by the antichrist battleye, also other...
  28. K

    [SOLVED] Best OS for HP Pavilion X2 detachable PC 10

    I bought this little computer from someone else who installed CloudreadyOS on it, but I hate this os. It came with Windows 10 originally, but I don't know if I should try to go back to windows since this computer only has 2gb of RAM. I think it's a 64bit or 32bit. Not sure, but I wanted to...
  29. user.anonymous

    [SOLVED] Should I use both ports to install my graphics card?

    Greetings Recently, I have built a pc and I have been having trouble connecting the display. I figured out there wasn’t anything wrong with the DP or monitor after some trial and error and switching out many cables/etc so right now, my thought is this: My graphics card comes with two fans and...
  30. user.anonymous

    Question Trouble Accessing the BIOS ll PC Build

    Hello, I am currently building a pc for the first time but I have encountered problems with accessing the BIOS. In looking for the solution, I have come to the conclusion that the problem is potentially related to either/or my USB keyboard and MSI motherboard (see specs below). 1. Given I have...
  31. GucciTofu

    [SOLVED] I'm about to install windows 10, some questions

    I'm currently running windows 8.1 and I've decided to upgrade to windows 10 but I have to do it from the usb drive, so I bought a 16 GB usb stick to do the job. I have 2 hard drives, C: is an ssd which I use for the OS, antivirus and the drivers, then I have an hdd for everything else. Should I...
  32. user.anonymous

    [SOLVED] Is it possible to install the Windows 10 operating system before the installation of the BIOS?

    So my current situation is that I do not have an optical drive to install the msi dvd containing the drivers and utilities needed with the computer. Instead, I was thinking of using the Windows 10 operating system first, then going onto the relevant websites to install the software for the BIOS...
  33. _fishp0cket

    [SOLVED] Moving dual boot partitions safely?

    So my current storage situation is a bit of a problem. My current main boot drive was originally a storage drive, that at some point I installed a very slim Windows system to in a small partition (50GB) part way through the drive and between 2 storage partitions I resized to fit it between. Poor...
  34. A

    [SOLVED] How do I delete a second copy of WIN10?

    I migrated my WIN10 from a SATA SSD to an NVMe M.2 SSD using AOMEI Partition Assistant, so now I have 2 copies of WIN10, one on the SATA and one on th M.2. Is it safe to delete the WIN10 on the SATA SSD?
  35. aasthasha123

    [SOLVED] My Keyboard is working fine in BIOS but not working in Windows 10.

    I have a AMD RYZEN 5 Asus Laptop . Keyboard is working fine in BIOS but not in windows. But in windows few "fn" keys are working. URGENT Please Help.
  36. editor1

    Question Pluralinput. Gaming and OS's q's

    Hi all I tested out Pluralinput software on windows 10 64bit. I have tested these game's; OSRS, RS3, D2, GW1, POE. I will be testing Borderlands, Crisis and Xcom 2 as soon as I download/install them. On all listed game but OSR the mouse floats around very inconsistent. It is almost impossible...
  37. Darkbreeze

    Discussion Windows 7 and 8 users can still upgrade to windows 10 for free.

    Clearly, most of us here already knew this, and it's pretty much common knowledge on the forums, but it's always nice to see a somewhat official validation. As well, this should serve as a reminder to anybody still running Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 that you can, and probably should, take advantage of...
  38. GrandXCalibur

    [SOLVED] Bad Pool Caller Error

    I just installed a new Samsung 970 EVO into my MSI GV62 8RD-200, replacing the Intel Optane Chip that came with it. I put the OS on the SSD leaving a terabyte HDD for games etc, and both drives have over 300gb in space left, but my computer randomly crashes giving the stop code: Bad Pool Caller...
  39. G

    [SOLVED] Kali Linux Screen Glitch After Flashing To USB With Persistence

    HERE'S A VIDEO OF WHAT IS HAPPENING View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWCtGE-2DHI&feature=youtu.be PLEASE HELP ME I DON'T KNOW
  40. T

    [SOLVED] If my SSD is partitioned into 2 drives, would I just be able to transfer my OS drive to the M.2?

    I have a Samsung QVO 2TB with 2 drives. 200g for windows 1800g for everything else I just bought a 500g WD m.2 If my SSD is partitioned into 2 drives, would I just be able to transfer my OS drive to the M.2?