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Reset Windows 7/8 Firewall to its default state

Note: You need the rights to be able to run an elevated Command Prompt.

Windows 7

  1. Click Start
  2. Click All Programs
  3. Click Accessories
  4. Right click Command Prompt
  5. Select Run as Administrator
  6. In the command prompt type: netsh advfirewall reset
  7. Press Enter to reset your firewall rules to their default state

Windows 8

  1. Press the Windows key to open the charm interface
  2. Type in: command
  3. Right click Command Prompt
  4. Select Run as Administrator
  5. In the command prompt type: netsh advfirewall reset
  6. Press Enter to reset your firewall rules to their default state

Using Clonezilla – Clone to Image

  1. Download Clonezilla
  2. Burn to CD
  3. Boot from CD
  4. Select Clonezilla VGA mode (top option)
  5. Wait for Clonezilla to extract the files from the CD into the computers RAM
  6. Select your language ie English
  7. If using a different keyboard, choose Select Keymap from Arch List, otherwise leave Don’t touch key map as default, press Enter
  8. Select Start Clonezilla If you are cloning directly onto another drive choose device-device in this case we are cloning to an image so select device-image
  9. This is where you specify where the device will save to select: local_dev
  10. Insert the USB device when prompted, press Enter
  11. Select the device to mount
  12. Select the directory; I just leave it as top level
  13. Leave beginner
  14. Select SaveDisk (Save local disk as an image)
  15. Type in the name of the image, it is safe to leave it the default time/date
  16. Select the disk or drive you would like to clone, press Enter
  17. Select Skip Checking, unless you have reason to believe the drive might be failing.
  18. To avoid mistakes restoring images make sure you select Yes, Check the Save image (this will take a bit of extra time but worth it in case of problems restoring)
  19. Press Enter to continue
  20. It will then do a last scan of the hardware and ask you for confirmation (make sure that the drives you are trying to clone are the right one, this is your last chance) press Y and enter to continue

 

Load needed DLLs for Kernel

  1. First thing you need to have a Windows XP CD
  2. Put CD in drive and boot from it, you may have to press ESC or F8 to open Boot Prompt to select CD Drive.
  3. Once it has loaded choose Recovery Console
  4. Type: chkdsk /r /f c:
  5. Press Y
  6. This may take an hour or two to complete, once it has completed type: BOOTCFG /rebuild (Press Enter for prompt)
  7. Type: fixboot and press Enter
  8. Type: fixmbr and press Enter
  9. Restart your computer which should now be loading Windows properly.