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    UEFI-partition error makes PC unbootable


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    UEFI-partition error makes PC unbootable


    By Fred Langa

    Most current PCs can't start properly if their hard drive's UEFI partition is missing or damaged. But simple free tools might restore the essential boot code and allow the PC to resume normal operation.

    Plus: A question about some Win10 features' hardware requirements, and a Win7 problem causes windowing operations to malfunction.

    The full text of this column is posted at windowssecrets.com/langalist-plus/uefi-partition-error-makes-pc-unbootable/ (opens in a new window/tab).

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    Lightbulb Re. Win7 windowing operations malfunction

    Just two weeks ago I encountered the exact same symptoms on a customer's Win7 computer.

    Turned out it was the mouse that malfunctioned!

    Normal behavior is that a double click on the window header maximizes the window. This specific mouse generated a double click every time you depressed the left finger pad!

    We tossed the "old" Logitech mouse, replacing it with a cheap model from another manufacturer and voila, all was well again.
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    A bad mouse would result in problems for all users.

    There's a similar result, but at the user level, if the mouse is set to use single-click instead of double-click for running programs.

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    I found this to only occur when I was using firefox. If I held the control key down while I moved the header it did not maximize the window.

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