How To Fix OOBEKEYBOARD Error

How To Fix OOBEKEYBOARD Error

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Fix OOBEKEYBOARD Error During Windows 10 Installation

How to fix the OOBE error that may occur during Windows 10 install.

OOBE stands for “Out Of Box Experience” which is a type of install designed to make things easy when a customer switches on their brand new computer.

The following instructions apply if you are installing a fresh copy of Windows 10 on an older computer and run into this error.

(If you receive the OOBE error on a brand new computer, consider switching off and returning it to the vendor).

How To Fix OOBEKEYBOARD Error
1. Open Command Promt
When you are on the screen that displays the OOBEKEYBORD error, press Shift + F10 to open the command prompt.

2. Type the following command lines, followed by Enter after each one. Changing user_name & password to your own.

net user Administrator /active:yes
net user /add user_name password
net localgroup administrators user_name /add (skip if new Windows 10 install)
cd %windir%\system32\oobe
msoobe.exe

3. Shutdown the computer & switch back on.
On entering the command to run msoobe.exe the message “Just A Moment” may hang on the screen. Force shutdown (press & hold power button) and start back up.

4. Once Windows Loads, Sign out of Administrator
Log out of the Administrator account and sign in to your own newly created local account.

5. Mark Administrator To Active:No
Once signed in to your own account, open command prompt as Admin and enter the following command:
net user Administrator /active:no

What These Instructions Have Just Done:
We have bypassed the part of the installation that asks for region, keyboard, network setup etc. This will all have to be corrected.

Go in and select the correct region, enter your network details and begin manually running Windows Updates.

What we have done is open up the (normally inactive) Administrator account to be able to manually add user details and progress with signing in.

It is strongly advised completing the above Step 5 and marking the Administrator account as inactive once you have gained access. You may need this account intact at a later date, or your tech support people may need this left alone to carry out future repairs.

How to disable BitLocker encryption?

How to disable BitLocker encryption?

How to disable BitLocker encryption?

BitLocker can be disabled using the following modes in the Imaging computer,

Through Windows Command Prompt
Through Windows GUI mode
Through Windows Power shell mode

1) Through Windows Command Prompt
Ensure that you have logged onto Admin user account to disable bitlocker encryption. Follow the steps given below to disable bitlocker encryption using Command Prompt.

Open Command prompt in Administrator mode.
To check the status of BitLocker encryption in the system execute the command given below.
manage-bde -status

Ensure that the results for the required drives(C:, D:, etc) are as follows.
Conversion Status : Fully Decrypted

Percentage Encrypted : 0.0%

How to disable BitLocker encryption?

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If the result is “Percentage Encrypted : 100.0%”, decrypt the BitLocker for the required drives using the commands given below.
manage-bde -off :

E.g.: manage-bde -off C:
Check the BitLocker status after disabling using the command (manage-bde -status) and ensure that the “Percentage Encrypted : 0.0%”, before proceeding with the image creation process.

2) Through Windows GUI mode
Ensure that you have administrator credentials to disable bitlocker encryption. Follow the steps given below to disable bitlocker encryption in GUI mode,

Click Start, click Control Panel, click System and Security, and then click BitLocker Drive Encryption.
Look for the drive on which you want BitLocker Drive Encryption turned off, and click Turn Off BitLocker.
A message will be displayed, stating that the drive will be decrypted and that decryption may take some time. Click Turn off Bitlocker / Decrypt the drive to continue and turn off BitLocker on the drive.

This might take some time to decrypt the drive and remove BitLocker protection.

NOTE:
You can ensure if the BitLocker encryption is removed by checking if the Bitlocker lock icon is removed in the particular drive and by accessing the particular drive. You can repeat the same steps to disable Bitllocker Encryption in other drives.

3) Through Windows Powershell mode
To disable Bitlocker encryption in Windows Powershell mode, Windows Power shell must be installed in your system. If not download & install proper Windows Powershell version from Microsoft website. Also check the Powershell System requirements before proceeding installation.

Note: If the partition with the operating system contains any automatic unlocking keys, the cmdlet to disable bitlocker encryption will not work. You can use the Clear-BitLockerAutoUnlock cmdlet in Powershell window to remove all automatic unlocking keys to disable BitLocker for the partition.

Disable Bitlocker for all volumes

Open Windows Powershell in Administrator mode and execute the following commands
PS C:\>$BLV = Get-BitLockerVolume
PS C:\>Disable-BitLocker -MountPoint $BLV

Verify the decryption process by using below method
Execute command: PS C:\> Get-BitlocerVolume
Check decryption progress in “Volume Status” & “Encryption Percentage”. Also these values must be “FullyDecrypted” & 100% to confirm the decryption completion.

or

Progress can be seen in Control Panel -> System and Security -> BitLocker Drive Encryption.

Disable Bitlocker for a single volume
Open Windows Powershell in Administrator mode
Disable-BitLocker -MountPoint “C:”
Verify the decryption process by using below method
Execute the command: PS C:\> Get-BitlocerVolume -MountPoint “C:”
Check decryption progress in “Volume Status” & “Encryption Percentage”. Also these values must be “FullyDecrypted” & 100% to confirm the decryption completion.

or

Progress can be seen in Control Panel -> System and Security -> BitLocker Drive Encryption .
Wait until it shows that Bit locker encryption is turned off.

What to Do If Computer or Hard Drive Makes Buzzing or Grinding Noise?

What to Do If Computer or Hard Drive Makes Buzzing or Grinding Noise?

What to Do If Computer or Hard Drive Makes Buzzing or Grinding Noise?
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Sometime when you are working on your laptop or desktop; very random noises start coming from hard drives. Like buzzing noise, grinding noise, or clicking noise coming from hard drives. This can be very irritating and you may start wondering about the reason for the hard drive noise. There may be some other random type of noises coming from your drive.
Clicking Noise from Hard Drive
Head Stuck Noise from Hard Drive
What are the Reasons for Hard Drive Grinding Noise?

There are two possible reasons for grinding noise coming from Hard Drive or the computer. Let’s look at each:

Reason 1: Firstly, the buzzing or grinding noise could be because of the CPU FAN. FAN is embedded to cool down the heated system and prevent overheating damages. There are computers designed to run all the fans simultaneously and at the maximum speed initially. This is to check if the fans are working properly and to remove the accumulated dust. The speed of one fan is not strong enough to remove the dust; hence we need multiple fans to operate simultaneously.

If there is something that obstructs the normal functioning of these fans in the PCs. It could be their blades hitting each other as they do not necessarily spin at an even pace. Therefore, resulting in a grinding noise. If this is the reason, you can easily detect it. It requires you just to open your computer and check the blades of the fans, whether or not they hit each other when in the running mode.

Reason 2: Secondly, it could be the grinding noise from the hard disk. In fact, this indicates something bad or negative, and you should be worried about this. The reason being, severe internal damage is what may follow. To be specific, the grinding noise from the HDD is a symptom of the hard drive failure in the future. This indicates that components in the hard drive have turned faulty.

Effects of Hard Disk Drive Failure

If the HDD in your computer fails, all the data stored on it becomes inaccessible or is lost. This indeed is a big setback. Nothing can be worse than losing access to all your important data. Therefore, you should fix the hard drive grinding noise issue before it leads to complete hard drive failure. A hard drive failure will result in a data loss situation. Even if you have a failed hard disk, you should take the necessary steps to recover the lost or inaccessible HDD data.

Steps Towards Hard Drive Recovery When it Started Making Weird Noise

Now that you are aware of the effects of a hard disk buzzing or grinding noise. Let’s now look at the methods to recover the lost data from hard drive:

1: Backup and restore all your hard drive data – Soon after you detect that the grinding noise is from the hard disk of your computer, the first and foremost step that you should take is getting a backup of all your data. You can take backup on any external or removable media storage. This backup file is of great use to restore data when the hard drive fails.

2: Use Hard Drive Recovery Software – Using quality and proven Hard Drive recovery software is another way to regain all lost data. You can employ this method of using data recovery software in several conditions. e.g.

Deleted data
Lost backup data from an external drive
Corrupted data
Virus-infected data

Note: Data recovery software only works on working hard drive. So you can use DIY software before your hard drive becomes dead due to physical damage.

3: Go for Hard Drive Recovery Service – Another way to recover data from failed hard disk is via professional Hard Drive recovery services from a reputed data recovery service provider. The one that you choose must guarantee that you should get back your complete lost data. PC Expert Services Data Recovery is the professional data recovery service provider in Orange County. We have service Centers spread across the country and caters to all forms of Data Recovery – Hard Drive Recovery, RAID Recovery, Server Recovery, SSD Recovery, File Recovery, Email Recovery, SD Card Recovery etc.

Conclusion

As stated above in the blog, restoring the backup is one of the cheapest and effective ways to recover data during instances of HDD failure. However, if you have a failed backup or do not have the backup at all. You can opt for software in the comfort of your home or office. You can use data recovery software for your Windows and Mac provided your hard disk is detecting. If that is not the case, then contact PC Expert Services for professional assistance.

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How to Stop Skype for Business from starting automatically

How to Stop Skype for Business from starting automatically

How to Stop Skype for Business from starting automatically

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1. In Skype for Business, choose the tools icon and Tools > Options.
Stop Skype for Business from starting automatically
2. Choose Personal, then uncheck Automatically start the app when I log on to Windows and Start the app in the foreground. Then choose OK.
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3. Choose File > Exit.
Stop Skype for Business from starting automatically
Skype for Business is still on your computer, but you’ll no longer see it.
You can uninstall Skype for Business on Mac so you don’t see it on your Dock in a few easy steps.
1. To remove the Skype for Business icon Skype for Business launch icon from your Dock, sign out of Skype for Business on Mac.
To remove the Skype for Business icon Skype for Business launch icon from your Dock, sign out of Skype for Business on Mac.
2. Close the Skype for Business on Mac sign in page.

3. Press Control and click Skype for Business launch icon at the same time. Choose Quit.

4.Open Finder > Applications. Scroll to Skype for Business. Drag and drop it into the Trash.

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Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti for Laptops

Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti for Laptops

If the 3050 Ti is real, the GPU will probably be packed in laptops under $1,000, opening the door for more affordable PC gaming with the latest graphics technology.

Asus may have accidentally leaked details about an Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti GPU coming to laptops. The GPU model is mentioned in the tech specs for one of Asus’s latest laptops, the TUF Dash F15, which went on sale last month.

The product’s web page originally listed a mysterious “GN20-P0” chip under the graphics options you could buy for the laptop. But on Friday the tech specs had been updated to explicitly state the name RTX 3050 Ti.

Based on the web page, the 3050 Ti will feature 4GBs of GDDR6 RAM, which is down from the 6GBs found in the laptop-based RTX 3060.

But if the 3050 Ti is real, the GPU will probably be packed in laptops under $1,000, opening the door for more affordable PC gaming with the latest graphics technology. Currently, the TUF Dash F15 with the RTX 3060 is being sold for $1,099.

In January, Nvidia announced the first trio of RTX 3000 GPUs for laptops with the RTX 3060, 3070, and 3080. PC vendors including Alienware, Gigabyte, and Razer have all begun to incorporate them into their gaming laptops at prices from $1,000 to $2,000 plus.

The GPUs also provide an alternative for anyone struggling to buy the desktop graphics cards in the RTX 3000 series, which continue to sell out in minutes at all the major retailers.

However, if you decide to buy a laptop with an RTX 3000 GPU, we’d advise you to first check out reviews of the specific product model. In recent tests the laptop-based RTX 3070, including on the Asus TUF Dash F15, and it is noticed that performance can vary depending on how the GPU is implemented on the hardware. It’s also important to note GPUs built for laptops usually pack less performance than the desktop versions.

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3 Easy Ways to Uninstall Programs in Windows 10

3 Easy Ways to Uninstall Programs in Windows 10

Windows 10 offers several built-in ways to delete unwanted software, but several third-party programs can also rid your hard drive of unneeded applications. Let’s look at your options.
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If there are several applications on your Windows 10 PC that you no longer use, you aren’t stuck with them. Get rid of them to free up disk space and unclutter your Start menu.

Windows 10 includes an uninstaller option available through the Start menu, Settings screen, and buried within Control Panel. You can quickly and cleanly remove a Windows 10 Universal app through the uninstall feature in the Start menu and in Settings, though not with the Control Panel applet.

However, if you try to remove a full desktop application using Windows’ built-in options, the process often leaves behind leftover folders, files, and Registry entries. That’s why you may want to use a third-party uninstaller, which can fully wipe out entire applications and leave no traces behind. Let’s go over your options.

Uninstall From the Start Menu
Uninstall From the Start Menu
You can uninstall a program from the Windows 10 Start menu. Click the Start button and look for a program you wish to remove, either in the All Apps list on the left or in the tiled section on the right. Right-click the program. If it can be removed this way, you’ll see an option for Uninstall in the pop-up menu. Click it, confirm you want to uninstall it, and it’s gone.
Uninstall in App Settings
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You can also go to Settings > Apps > Apps & features to more easily view all the programs you can uninstall. This screen shows you both Windows Universal and standard desktop applications, so you should find every program installed on your PC here. Scroll down the list to locate the program you wish to remove, then click it and select Uninstall.

Uninstall Through Control Panel
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If you prefer using Control Panel, that option is still available in the latest edition of Windows 10. Click the Start button and scroll down to the Windows System folder. Click the folder, then select the Control Panel shortcut. You can also search “Control Panel” in the search bar.
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