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any way to fix windows without a new install
show user profile  npcph
So a couple of weeks ago, i tried to run vray but Vray could not find the USB dongle. after a bunch of troubleshooting, the USB ports are not working. So i contacted Dell and they insist that it is a motherboard issue. So i looked through the updates done to the computer and i find an update to the USB driver right before they stopped working. So i contact Dell back and they insist that i go through with the motherboard replacement first. So they replace the MB and now it will not run for more then a couple of minutes without a BSOD and the USB ports are still not working. So i call them back and go through a couple of hours of them trying to remove the update, reinstalling the drivers and other things to no avail. So now, my USB ports still don't work and it will not run for more then a couple of minutes at a time without a BSOD. They tell me that the only way to fix this is to reinstall windows from a fresh install.

My question is, I do not have a system restore point, so is there another way to do with without wiping everything and starting over? I'm on Windows 7 Pro 64

Thanks
Phil

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9/26/2016 10:19:04 PM (last edit: 9/26/2016 10:19:04 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
My advice:

Did you try the repair option from a Windows install CD?

If you can't, buy a new SSD, install Windows 10 on it, get your data off the old drive and enjoy a faster system with access to your old data.

Good luck.





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9/26/2016 10:31:22 PM (last edit: 9/26/2016 10:31:22 PM)
show user profile  npcph
it's already a m2. 500 gig ssd drive. it runs really nice until that update. i thought the repair option was only if you had created restore points. i'll give it a go
thanks

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9/26/2016 11:00:17 PM (last edit: 9/26/2016 11:00:17 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Man, that's a pain. I hope it's fixable.




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9/26/2016 11:02:33 PM (last edit: 9/26/2016 11:02:33 PM)
show user profile  TiMoN
Is it a PCIe or SATA based M.2 drive. I had some serious stability issues with a PCIe based SSD on a mobo, until I updated the BIOS. And since you got a new motherboard, the new mobo may have come with an older BIOS.. unlikely, but could be.

Dpending on how many programs you have, sometimes it is just nice to do a clean installation anyway..

Terribly boring signature.
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9/27/2016 10:59:44 AM (last edit: 9/27/2016 10:59:44 AM)
show user profile  npcph
So i was trying to do the windows repair and it wouldn't work. Turns out though, i must have setup the system to create restore points everytime it does an update. so i was able to roll back to the system restore from before the new drivers.

thanks for all of your help

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9/28/2016 8:55:23 PM (last edit: 9/28/2016 8:55:23 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Great news!



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9/28/2016 10:07:22 PM (last edit: 9/28/2016 10:07:22 PM)
show user profile  joelr
windows creates restore point automatically before updating



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11/28/2016 5:32:00 PM (last edit: 11/28/2016 5:32:00 PM)
show user profile  LionDebt
If only you had a restore point before installing DELL as your support... They sound beyond useless... Glad it's fixed now though :)
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11/29/2016 12:34:43 AM (last edit: 11/29/2016 12:34:43 AM)
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