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We pre-purchased and pre-installed the game Shadow of War on our gaming PC through Steam this week only to discover it would not launch when we clicked Play. I wanted to post our fix here in case anyone else searching the Web for clues to this needs help.
Tried uninstalling and reinstalling the game (all 100gigs worth).
Tried rolling back the nVidia graphics driver.
Tried cursing (made me feel better but did not fix the issue).
Scanned and verified the game from within Steam
Ran sfc /scannow from the command line to make sure Windows was OK.
I ultimately realized the issue was with Visual C++ Redistributable
I had multiple version installed. Some we very old. I removed them all and installed Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 from here and that fixed it. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48145
If anyone else had problems and found different solutions, let us know.
I have had this laptop for almost 2 years and no problems. Charges fine but yesterday is just stopped working! I plugged it into the charger port and it wont turn on. Charged fine before yesterday. If it helps, its a hp stream 14 and I use a third party charger aswell as the stock charger that comes with it. I am aware of the trick of removing the battery and turning on the laptop, but you have to unscrew the bottom of the laptop to get access to that battery, but would the fix still work?
Ok so this happen yesterday,
I was using AVG to clean out my PC to play games with a higher fps. I selected Hard Drive scan to check for any errors. It restarted my PC and started the scan. It sat for 11% for literally 5 hours, so I decided to turn it off and continue my PC tune up. I also stopped the superfetch service. (as I heard it makes for better performance) Now here's when things get bad, I was reading a tutorial on faster gaming experience, and it suggested the tool, GPU Tweak. Not knowing much about it at all I downloaded it and ran it and it asked to restart my computer. I did, and it never booted back up again. I turn on the power and after about 5 seconds the screen shows a slightly lighter shade of black for about 5 seconds, then goes back to black an sometimes even turning off. Even with the HDD and RAM removed same result. I know this is probably my fault, but is there any to fix this and keep my data?
Intel i5 is what I have.
To preface, this is going to make me sound like a total noob but bear with me here.
I have an Asus laptop running on Windows 10, and I've had it since 2014. I don't know the official name of it or anything as it was given to me by a family member with little to no information.
It's been fine up until today. It charged through the night, I unplugged it when I left for school, etc etc. I noticed out of the corner of my eye that the battery light was flashing orange and green (it's happened before but I brushed it off because a turn on-turn off worked to fix it). I turned it on, and a black screen came up with “Scanning and repairing drive (C:)”, that eventually finished and it started up like normal. The battery light still was flashing orange and green. I was just kinda like “Eh whatever I have a paper to write I'll deal with it later."
Later came and I noticed that the actual battery icon (on the taskbar) wasn't depleting. It stayed at 96% for about 3 or so hours. I went and looked in the settings and it was still the same. So I turned it off (through the start menu) and now it's off completely, but the battery light is now green with it not being plugged in.
I asked a tech buddy of mine about it and he said it's a drive problem and that my laptop is ready to be taken out to pasture. I'm trying to avoid that at all costs because it's how I do pretty much all of my school things and I don't make enough money to buy a new one right now (also would not want to lose all my files).
I don't know if any of this made sense; but I hope so. I apologise for any errors as I'm writing this on my phone. Any help is appreciated though!