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Life Cycle for Windows 8 and 8.1?

Question: Life Cycle for Windows 8 and 8.1?

How long is the life cycle for Windows 8 and 8.1? If I recall correctly, I remember it not being very long.

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Preferred Solution: Life Cycle for Windows 8 and 8.1?

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Answer: Life Cycle for Windows 8 and 8.1?

Windows 8.x support ends in January of 2016. Windows 8.1 is supported until January of 2023.

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1.Prolonging battery life-cycle by the "do not charge when battery charge is above nn% which by default is 96%. How about setting it manually to much smaller value. 50%-60%. Would that prolong batterly life-cycle? (When I dont want to charge the battery)2. All parameters set to small values for using as little energy as possible for extending the time when nly battery power is available: The temperature is still (far too) high underneath where (center-center) the ventilation gaps are. How come? The only process take CPU-power is logmon.exe from IBM/Lenovo...3. Logmon.exe is alway running at about 15% CPU... How can I change that?4 Is the screen background light gas-filled? If so, will the life-cycle shorten if it turns on/off to frequently? (Light timeout value to low)Thank you IBM/Lenovo for this site.Regards,





-Tom Hummel, Norway ThinkPad Z60m 2529-FJGP M 760(2GHz), 1GB RAM, 100GB 5400rpm HD, 15.4in 1680x1050 LCD, 128MB ATI Radeon X600, CDRW/DVDRW, Intel 802.11abg wireless, Bluetooth/Modem, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure chip, IEEE 1394, Fingerprint reader, 6c Li-Ion batt, WinXP Home

Answer:Battery life and charge-cycle. Background light life-cycle.

1)  See and follow the hints and tips of the Battery University2) Look at the Z60m part list or into the HMM in order to detect which parts/components are sitting there, this will give you some hint what parts might get heated up a lot near the thermal device.3) AFAIK logmon.exe is part of or belongs to ThinkVantage rescues & recovery. - If it runs as a service on your OS, then you can disable that service or maybe you can just change the scheduling times for that monitor service inside r & r. A look into the r & r manual, which can be found on Lenovo's website, might can tell you more about this.4) Look for yourself here, CCFL backlights for notebooks have usually a life time of 15.000 till 30.000 hours. Yes in practise the life-time will shorten, but this is common for all electronic devices over time.





ThinkPad T60/X32/600/770  IBM IntelliStation 3x IBM SpaceSaver II

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...Support and Availability Policies for Consumers click here...Support and Availability Policies for Businesses click hereProduct Life-Cycle Wizard click hereNow you know ;-)

Answer:Windows Desktop Product Life Cycle

About the 'same time' you can still get parts for your 'old' washing machine - before you gottareplace it!...figures.

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Question: Helix life cycle

I am becoming concerned that the Helix will have a short lifecycle.   It has been plagued with production issues, delaying release.  And now with the cancelation of the LTE models, at least until August, it may be the best use of Lenovo resources to just drop this model and move on.  

Answer:Helix life cycle

Then don't buy one.  I have the i7 8GB and I love it.    

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have a look at this mailing from PCBUILD - Personal Computer Hardware discussion List [email protected]>, it should be very useful for those who are running Win98.click here

Answer:MS "End Of Life" cycle & Win98

the new "end of life" date has been pushed back to Jan 16 2005see:click hereclick hereclick hereclick here

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When support for DOS 6 was ended by Microsoft, we who wanted to continue using it, could. The same for Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows 2000. As long as we can find compatible hardware, we who want to use it can continue indefinitely.

But there is a worry I have about Windows XP; it requires activation. When Microsoft chooses to cease support for Windows XP, what is to keep them from simply refusing to activate it?

Is there anything in the license agreement that says we are guaranteed the use of it after its Microsoft-defined life cycle ends?
 

Answer:What happens when XP's MS-defined life cycle ends?

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hello all,
i used to have the option for battery life cycle inside the economy utility which let the battery charge only to 80 in order increase the lifespan,however since i upgraded to windows 10 i reinstalled the eco utility again but it docent have the option for battery lifecycle anymore any idea ?

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When will Microsoft legal define the life cycle of a device & Windows as a service?

I already know people opinions on these subjects. This will tell me if I even buy a new computer several years later using windows 10 or windows 10.99999

It will also tell me if I will upgrade to windows 10 (Maybe) or Keep windows 7.

Answer:When will Microsoft legal define the life cycle of a device & Win...

What does Microsoft have to do with the life cycle of a device ?

Nobody tells you to upgrade to 10 or keep 7, that is your decision and no one elses.

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I am using a Dell XPS 9550 primarily as a desktop.  By that, I mean, it is pretty much always plugged in and I rarely need to move it.  In order to keep from totally burning out the battery, I have completely pulled the battery out and just use the laptop on AC power.  When I need to travel, I'll put the battery in.  With the number of screws needed to do this every time, it is super inconvenient, so I wanted to know if there was a better alternative.
The BIOS battery options include a "Primarily AC Use" setting that says it is for users who mainly use the laptop plugged in.  Does anyone know how this actually works?  If I am on AC power with the battery charging and it hits 100%, what happens to the battery if I continue to leave the thing plugged in for an extended session, say 6 hours?  Is it just constantly running down to 99% and then charging back up to 100%?  And how does the AC Use option change this?
It would be nice if there was simply a way to disable battery charging completely without pulling the thing out, but if there is some good alternative, i would love to hear about it.
Thanks!

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My problem is almost identical to this thread http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic121358.html
I am putting a new video card (HD 4650) into the system in my sig.
Uninstalled drivers, put new card in, plugged in power supply and the CPU and GPU fans started for 2 to 3 second, than stoped, started again and stopped, they continued to cycle on and off without me ever pressing my cases power button.
I had to put the power cord the get the fans to stop cycling.
Then I removed the video card and the booted the computer using the integrated graphics and everything worked fine.
Is the start up power draw from the video card is to much for my Dell 305w PSU? Maybe the PSU can't supply enough power, which would explain why removing the card fixes the problem.
I tried removing two of my computer's four RAM stick and reinserting the video card, but the fans would still endlessly cycle until I pulled the power cord.

What should I do?
Should I get a new power supply?
I measured the current PSU and it is a weird size:
~3 7/8" tall (9.8 cm)
~5 1/2" long (13.8 cm)
~6" deep / width (14.7 cm)
Voltage and such... 305W
+5V = 22A
+12VA = 18A
+12VB = 18A
-12V = 1A
+3.3V = 17A
+5VSB = 2A
combined max 12VA and 12VB = 22A

I saw this PSU... at newegg
Any help, comments suggestions? Do you think it really is the psu or am I barking up the wrong tree?

P.S. I just noticed that the HD 4650 box and newegg page recommend a 400w power supply, so I guess the power supp... Read more

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Hi,
I just had a new hard drive installed, I have been deleting files to the re-cycle bin, but I just noticed the re-cycle bin is not on the desktop, and I can not find it anywhere. Where might it be on Windows XP.
Thanks
 

Answer:where is re-cycle bin on windows XP

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I have an Hp Pavilion 7966. Was gaming last night and it just shut down. Have not been having any prior problems with it at all.

Rebooted and was getting a black screen with a message about my primary drive. Opened case up and unplugged the hard drive, rebooted, shut it back down and replugged the hard drive.

Now when I turn it on the hard drive, 3.5" drive, cd and dvd drives all cycle and light up. The monitor blinks between a black screen and the HP logo screen. I can get to the Bios Setup Utility, but all appears normal and it shows primary master as my Maxtor hard drive.

I have checked for loose cables but other than that I am at a loss.

-Fluffie Bunnyslippers
 

Answer:Drives all cycle, won't get to windows

Unfortantely the hard drive may have died. You could try Clearing the CMOS by using the Clear CMOS jumper on the motherboard or by pulling out the CMOS battery for several Minutes. Then restore the jumper or battery and boot up the PC. You will need to enter the BIOS and load the defaults as well as check to see that the hard drive is being recognised.

If that doesn't work try accessing the hard drive by installing it in another computer. If you have Windows XP on the drive then you will need to put it in a computer with Windows 2000 or XP to access the files on it.

You can also download diagnostics to test the drive from the manufacturer of the drive or use any Recovery CD's that came with the system to see if they can access the drive. Be warned that most Recovery CD's will destroy all the data on the hard drive with a single press of a key.
 

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Hey guys,

i'm having a horrible day and i just came home to a computer problem!!!
im losing it...

to begin i have an hp pavilion a600n running windows xp home edition.

last night i was just surfing about, just doing random things on limewire, shareaza and on the internet. i dont remember everything i did but basically my computer started behaving unusually slowly so i restarted it in safe mode and ran my regular virus/adware scans. it found like 20 thigns which is unusual because i always keep my computer super clean so its normally zero. i deleted all the stuff it found and deleted files norton suggested to delete from the registry, deleted temp files, all that stuff. i booted it back in normal mode and it worked much better. i went to bed..

i get up the next morning go out come back at 5pm turn on the computer, it boots normally goes up to the point where i can see the desktop and move my cursor but right then it restarts itself. it keeps doing this over and over.
i tried booted in safe mode but it still does the same thing. i even selected 'restart with last working config.' and it didnt affect it.

any ideas of what i can do?

please help ASAP im freaking out..
thanks,
Nick.
 

Answer:windows restart cycle HELP!!

Right-click My Computer, Properties, then Advanced tab.

Under Startup and Recovery, click Settings, then under System Failure uncheck "Automatically Restart".

That won't fix anything, but may stop it from restarting when it encounters an error.

Check the Event Viewer for any clues on the error, and also pay a visit to the Spyware Forum and follow their recommendations to make sure you are free of infection.
 

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I have a laptop that was brought back from the field and it has a problem and just boot cycles. The user said the last thing he did was click on a link then his computer shut down and restarted and did the recovery options boot cycle. Safemode is not available.
 
I have tried running automated repair 20+ times which fails.
Error code on failure is.
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: Unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21199803
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 17
Problem Signature 07: NoRootCause
OS Version 6.1.7600.2.00.256.1
 
The Startup repair log shows error
Repair Action : System Files integrity check and repair.
Result: Failed. Error Code = 0x490
 
 
I have tried fixboot and fixbcd.
I have tried Manually restoring the Registry Hives which did not work.
I have ran Chkdsk /r which shows no errors on hard drive.
I have run SFC /scannow /offbootdir=C: /offwindir=d:\windows which shows no errors.
 
I do have a recovery CD and I am able to boot to that and run recovery tools.
 
I am at a loss as to what to do next. I believe there is some malware on the computer but unable to boot to safemode to repair. Please Help ASAP.
 
Thanks,

Answer:Windows 7 Boot Cycle

*UPDATE* 
 
I have run Bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /fixboot again and magically it worked this time and the computer was able to startup. I am running malware scans and system file checker again to verify problem is resolved but initial issue is good. 

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Posted this in general, then realized it's probably better to ask here.

Daughter was on her usual morning video skype with her boyfriends in the middle east, when according to her, it said something about a problem with internet explorer "she thinks", then it did a forced shut down.
Since then it shuts down and reboots every time it gets to the part just past the splash screen, where the mouse shows up.
Doesn?t say shutting down or anything, just the thump of the subwoofer having it?s signal removed and the monitors note that the computers off and it?s going to sleep. Then it boots again.
FYI: Windows 7 /Pentium 4 3.0/1 g ram/with 2 1T drives, one with the current setup, and the other with the original XP system that I migrated from in December.
I?ve tried the auto repair options by booting from the Windows 7 disk. I?ve run several virus and the diagnostics from WD for the drive, but found nothing. Even tried abootsect /nt60 from the disk.
I?ve tried booting into safe mode in just about any configuration with the same shut down as a regular start up. Since I can?t start the system, Windows 7 won?t let me reload the OS. Really don?t want to use the custom option as I really don?t want to nuke everything if I don?t have to. Especially because, if I don?t find the problem, I can?t be sure what happened, or that it won?t occur again. I don?t believe it?s a hardware issue, because I never wiped the old XP system and left it as a second drive in the system.
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Answer:Windows in reboot cycle.

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Why don't you boot into XP , copy your files to the working drive then back again to Format the other ?!!
it won't take one hour for installing win7
Just be careful when browsing the web and talking with strangers :P

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Hello all,

I would like to know if windows backup deletes old backups after a certain number of backups.

I have windows 7 backup scheduled to make a backup every day at a certain time, of user files, and also a selected the option to make a system image.

Does windows backup deletes old backups if the backup-media, in my case an external drive is full? Or does it backup a fixed number of times, and then overwrites the oldest backup?

I could use some light in the dark ;-)

Thanks in advance for helping me!

zx81

Answer:Windows 7 backup cycle

I found most of the answer in Windows Help and Support.Backups are created in sets known as backup periods. To help maximize your disk space, Windows Backup backs up all selected folders the first time it's run and then it only backs up files that are new or have been modified since the last backup was made. Periodically, Windows creates a new, full backup. Each full backup is known as a backup period. When you view your file backups, you see all of the backup periods labeled with date ranges. If you decide to delete file backups, you should always keep the most recent file backup.
- I would like to know after how many days a new full backup set is created?By default, Windows automatically saves as many system images as it has space for without taking up more than 30 percent of space on the backup disk. Once the disk starts running out of room, Windows deletes older system images. You can set Windows to retain as many system images as it has space for on the backup disk or to only keep the most recent system image. You should always keep the most recent system image. If you are saving your system image on a network location, you can only keep the most recent system image.
zx81

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I have a custom Windows 7 theme with multiple backgrounds but it will not cycle though the backgrounds. it just sits on one background and does not move to the next. Googling the problem came up with all unresolved same issue problems. one did say to check power management but everything is fine there

Answer:windows 7 background won't cycle

right click.. desktop .. click personalize .. then double click any aero theme.. and then.. click desktop background(below)..select change the picture every(the duration of changing from one pic to another)..and then..uncheck.. when using battery power pause the slide show.. then click..save changes

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Can u tell me the boot cycle of winxp.i mean wn i switch on the pc which file loads first followed by which file and so on.i hope u got wat i mean.

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hi! in trying to help my father - who just got dsl - with some mild computer maintenence today, we couldn't even log in because the computer reaches his desktop wallpaper (but doesn't get to load the icons etc.) and promptly logs right out... i've tried to restart in safe mode w/ command prompt to use the windows recovery console if possible and, even then the same thing happens, his computer will not detect my windows recovery cd to allow me to work from it... do you think that a virus has entered thru his dsl and taken over his computer and is blocking us out? and, if so, do u think his computer is totally useless now? ...i really appreciate all your wisdom and thank you for those of you who take the time to help... xoxo, ~princi
 

Answer:windows won't let me log in - endless cycle - please help?

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My MD96032 notebook won't boot up except in safe mode. I have tried the recovery activities without success. I have also tried the VGA driver update recommended on Medion help section. I keep getting the "we apologize for the inconvenience.." screen & the 5 options. If I select last known good config or start normally it gives the windows loading screen for 5 secs then restarts tot he Intel symbol & back to the 5 options screen. I have not installed any new S/W or H/W in months and the notebook is rarely used and has never been connected to a network or the internet. Please help as I think the computer is just out of warranty. Thanks,

Answer:XP windows rebooting cycle

Boot in to Safe Mode and look in the Event Veiwer for any error that may be related to this issue.Start/Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Event Viewer. Check the system log files.

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Hi! I did a resize of my partition with system commander and now windows 2000 goes into a logon cycle. The logon window is shown(auto logon) and after that it says that the pagefile is missing and how to correct that when I get in. I press OK But I never get any further. The logon melody plays but nothing happens on the screen. After a minute it starts to log off and then it logs on again. It is in a logon circle.
Why?
I have linux so I can get in contact with the computer, but there are no other way to get into it since there are no cdrom drive or floppy drive.
So can I do something via linux or is windows lost for good?
 

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Hello,
Windows Spotlight isn't working right on my W10 home PC. The image just never cycles. Currently I have a nice image of a light bulb, but it's supposed to cycle to new pictures. On my Surface 3, I actually see new images all the time.
I'm on build 10586.104 (version 1511). I just enrolled in the insider preview ring, but no updates from that yet.
Any ideas? Thank you!

Answer:How can I get Windows Spotlight to cycle?

Try turning the option to use Spotlight off, then turn it back on. I wish I could have spotlight be used for my desktop background.

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When I try and start up I get to the screen saying that windows did not shut down properly and offers me the three safe mode choices etc. However, when I choose one the screen goes black and the computer just starts up again. I cant get out of this cycle.

What should I do?

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It all started with a BSOD, when i tried to boot the computer i got to the windows loading part, 3 bars progress then my machine reboots, tells me that windows did not start successfully and gives me options (the safe modes all cause reboot - after loading the files from my c:\windows folder), normal and last working both cause the reboot cycle)

My windows disk (happens to be an xp pro disk, my installation is a home one) recovery console doesn't seem to find my HDD and the windows installer itself doesn't...

My HDD is 2x160GB seagates in a RAID (so resetting my raid means i lose all 320GB of data from both) my raid controller is the "intel matrix storage manager"
 

Answer:Windows won't start (reboot cycle)

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So, this fault is on a custom built computer which was made in late October so its not very old.

Specs:

OS - Windows 7 x64
Graphics - MSI GTX 460 SE Cyclone OC Edition 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini HDMI PCI-E
Mobo - Asus P8H61-M PRO Intel H61 Socket 1155 8 Channel HD Audio mATX Motherboard
Processor - Intel Core i3 2100 3.10GHz Socket 1155
Ram - Extra Value 4GB DDR3 1066Mhz Memory Module
PSU - Corsair 430W V2 CX Series PSU
HD - WD 500GB 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s Caviar Blue Hard Drive - 7200RPM

Fault:
If it gets to Windows, it will shut itself down cleanly after various time periods (Ranging from instantly to several hours) and enter a chain of reboots sometimes not even reaching the BIOS.

Never get a BSOD even with automatic reboot on system failure off so no error code to go on.

This happened once on the night of building on a much lesser scale and seemed to had fixed itself. Worked seamlessly for probably a month then it basically just ****ed itself.

Also peculiary, a front USB on the case has stopped working it seems. Don't have a clue if this relates to anything.

Attempts at repair:
Recently had it at a computer shop and the guy there diagnosed it as a software (even identified a specific program) and said all the hardware tested fine. Took it home, formatted C drive and installed a fresh Windows 7, I think I had only put the mobo drivers on and it started being faulty again.

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Answer:Automatic reboot cycle - Windows 7 x64

If it's not reaching the BIOS, then one of these are causing the issue:
The motherboard is detecting an overheating CPU and is restarting/shutting down the PC.
The motherboard is faulty.
The PSU is faulty.
The CPU is faulty.

Given the details you presented, especially with the suddenly dead USB, this sounds quite like a bad mobo. While unfortunately there's no diagnostic test for motherboards, you can discern the mobo as the cause by the wide and seemingly random range of issues occurring on your PC. Also that some of these occurrences happen during POST (BIOS startup) rules out drivers, OS and storage devices as being suspect. Simply put, the motherboard needs replacing.

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So I had a recent problem with a corrupt hal.dll file that I couldn?t fix so I decided to install windows on my second HDD. But my problem is when I install XP it gets a ways in to the installation and says it needs to reboot. So I let it reboot, but when it starts up again it starts at the beginning of the installation.
So again I start installing when it says it needs to reboot and goes into this endless cycle.

Thank you in advance all you Major Geeks out there! Sdawg. :major
 

Answer:installing windows xp cycle reboot

g'day sdawg27

i once had this same thing happen to me and what i was doing was when it said it needed to reboot and it had the 30 second count down it also gave me the opportunity to press enter to reboot now so i pressed enter when it rebooted it went straight back to the beginning of the installation process.it took me a couple of restarts to figure out to just let it reboot it self and leave the enter button out of it.thus the installation went through successfully.
 

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Hey you computer literate people,

We have a HP Pavilion dv1000 laptop on Windows XP Pro that is in a crashing cycle of doom and despair. In normal boot it flashes a blue screen of death, but only for a flicker of a second, so you can't read what it's saying. then it reverts to the black screen that allows you to access the safe boot. we've tried the safe boot (it works) and reverting to old configurations, but we can't get the normal boot to work again.

Does anyone know where we can get started trying to figure out what the fracking cylons have done to this computer?

Thanks for any thoughts!
 

Answer:Crashing Windows Boot Cycle

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Windows XP Home installed.
When I boot to my Windows the desktop appears with a number of icons. I also get a message that I have a number of files to be written to CD. Within 15 seconds all my icons disappear and the whole process recycles. I tried loading in safe mode but it made no difference. I can't even get a scan in because the system recycles before I can start a virus scan or a malware scan. Any help?
 

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Is there a way to have Win10 automatically cycle through the themes?
I really like the pictures in a good number of the country-specific themes and would like win10 to just cycle through the themes automatically instead of me switching them every few days.
Any script for this ?

Answer:Windows 10: Automatically cycle through themes?

Actually I found a script somewhere.
But it is not working
Opening Desktop Icon settings instead.





dim fso dim folder
dim Folders
dim objRandom
dim tf
Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
sThemeFolder = "C:\Users\bornt\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes"
sCmd = "rundll32.exe %SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL %SystemRoot%\system32\desk.cpl desk,@Themes /Action:OpenTheme /file:"


Set folder = fso.GetFolder(sThemeFolder)
Set folders = folder.SubFolders


Set objRandom = CreateObject( "System.Random" )
rno = objRandom.Next_2( 1, folders.count - 1)


i = 0
For Each tf in folders
If i = rno Then
exit for
end if
i = i + 1
next
randomTheme = tf.name
Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
file = """" & sThemeFolder & randomTheme & "" & randomTheme & ".theme"""
WshShell.Run sCmd & file


Wscript.Sleep 3000
WshShell.AppActivate("Desktop Properties")
WshShell.Sendkeys "%FC"
WshShell.Sendkeys "{F4}"




Can someone please help on what is wrong ?

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Hi I need help with a Toshiba satellite laptop running windows 8 it take a long time to start up. when the desktop loads it just goes into a cycle and the desktop just reloads continuously you can do any thing with it . I can get into task manager and shut it down C P U is running at 99 % how do i get in to safe mode so i can try system restore thanks

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well I got a call from a buddy. he saying that his computer wont load windows.

it posts fine then shows a screen to select windows start (give the option to load in safe mode, normally or last know good config).
I've selected all that was listed (over the few tries) but i just restarts and goes through all this crap again.

I checked out the HD and all other componants with PC check all tested fine.
I also (incase) fixed the MBR.
changed cables

still nothing had fixed it. my suspicions are that windows is totally screwed (virus maybe) and will have to reinstall.

Any ideas???

Answer:windows booting in a cycle that never ends

oh and its windows XP OS 32bit

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Is there a way to have Win10 automatically cycle through the themes?
I really like the pictures in a good number of the country-specific themes and would like win10 to just cycle through the themes automatically instead of me switching them every few days.
Any script for this ?

Answer:Windows 10: Automatically cycle through themes?

Actually I found a script somewhere.
But it is not working
Opening Desktop Icon settings instead.





dim fso dim folder
dim Folders
dim objRandom
dim tf
Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
sThemeFolder = "C:\Users\bornt\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes"
sCmd = "rundll32.exe %SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL %SystemRoot%\system32\desk.cpl desk,@Themes /Action:OpenTheme /file:"


Set folder = fso.GetFolder(sThemeFolder)
Set folders = folder.SubFolders


Set objRandom = CreateObject( "System.Random" )
rno = objRandom.Next_2( 1, folders.count - 1)


i = 0
For Each tf in folders
If i = rno Then
exit for
end if
i = i + 1
next
randomTheme = tf.name
Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
file = """" & sThemeFolder & randomTheme & "" & randomTheme & ".theme"""
WshShell.Run sCmd & file


Wscript.Sleep 3000
WshShell.AppActivate("Desktop Properties")
WshShell.Sendkeys "%FC"
WshShell.Sendkeys "{F4}"




Can someone please help on what is wrong ?

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i'm running windows xp, and AV security suite has infected my laptop. It wasn't my first encounter with this malware, and i've removed it from other computers before. so i went to restart my computer in safe mode with networking to initiate the removal of the program, to find that my computer won't boot in any mode other than starting windows normally.

so i went into the System Configuration Utility program and checked off the 'safe boot' and 'networking' boxes... and now my computer won't boot at all, even normally! it's stuck in this infinite cycling boot sequence.

then i tried clicking on 'disable restart upon system failure,' and this is the technical information i'm getting:

*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78A6524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

i've been hunting on the internet for hours for answers, and can't find anything. i've read to use an xp installation disk? which i dont have... please help!
 

Answer:Windows XP repeating boot cycle

i would highly recommend booting from a live environment to scan for malware and other infections:

ftp://ftp.drweb.com/pub/drweb/livecd/

download the .iso file (the last item on the list) and burn it to a disk with ImgBurn, or your favorite burning software. once the disk is burned, pop it in your computer's CD/DVD-ROM drive and make sure you've configured the system to boot from a CD first in the BIOS. once this is done, the computer will run the program on the disk and you will be able to scan the computer without the OS loading at all.

post back with the results, good luck!
 

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Hi,

My friends computer is in the category of royally buggered (so i presume) due to a problem with the OS.

Upon start up the computer loads and then reaches a screen within seconds informing that something went wrong with windows, and a number of options are given:

Start in safe mode
Start windows normally
And so on... (im sure your familiar with the said screen)

At this screen the arrow keys on the keyboard will not work, and they will also not work for any other process, except moving around in the BIOS.
The countdown timer reaches zero and attempts to "start windows normally" which is highlighted by default.
The windows load screen appears and within a second, the computer restarts, and the same happens, and again... and again... and again.

When faced with the task of fixing this i tried:

Entering the BIOS, and reordering the boot order, moving CD/DVD drive to the 1st position.
Inserting a windows xp disc.
Restarting the computer, waiting to access the disc and format the Hard-drive.

This is where yet another problem struck...
Although i reordered the boot order, the computer seemed to some how skip the idea, and the reboot cycle would continue.

I am stuck on a solution to the problem, due to the arrow keys not working, and the disc not loading.

Could you please inform me of any options my friend has, be this purchasing a new hard-drive and installing windows on to that. No vital data is on the current hard-drive, so its not a problem losing it, but th... Read more

Answer:Windows won't load, reboot cycle!

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hi, i have a toshiba satellite laptop with a windows 7 operating system. i began to install the windows 10 upgrade but at 75% the computer went into a reboot cycle. i tried some settings in the BIOS and the computer continues to restart. any ideas?

Answer:upgrading windows 10 reboot cycle at 75%

Do you mean 75% at the Circle upgrade part or prior to that?

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Hi,

i have just spend 3 hours of reading on many forums and pages concerning my problem.
I had windows 7 Ultimate and bought windows 8 pro (download). I burned the iso on a dvd and installed it as upgrade.
PC was running smooth untill this morning. It refused to print something and after a while i decided to turn it off.
when turned on it tell me it cannot start up. i can select any option i want but nothing works.
Every option that requires the dvd, which is duly inserted, tells me the dvd is invalid and cannot be read.

so i tried to change time in BIOS but no luck there.
Also i suddenly have an extra user called ETB User (seems to be Easeus TODO Backup user but i don't know the password and i wonder if it would help if i had the password).

Safe mode doesnot work. all i can get working is msdosbox but commands don't seem to work there.

So who can help me out here?

Answer:windows 8 stuck in repair cycle, no way out?!?!

Hello there!

Well then, this is a problem. The DVD isn't read AT ALL? Even when you try to boot off of it?

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dearest all-knowing, benevolent 'geek' beings~

i ~have~ tried my best to find the "read first & run" manifesto but, despite seeing it mentioned i can't seem to find an active link to it and i've tried to research similar problems here but, i'm seriously overwhelmed... i know i haven't satisfied your prerequisites to make helping me, easier, so i'll understand if you don't bother with helping me ...on the off chance you decide to...
i just installed dsl on my father's computer and, it looks like, with an open connection something took over his computer - now attempting to log in to windows is an endless cycle of being bumped back out and, i cannot even get the computer to start in safemode and/or command prompt to be able to try to clean whatever infection, or work from the windows operating system cd and/or edit the registry to see if i can alter a setting that may be causing the endless loop...

if any of you could spare some of your time to help a little gnat like me even though i don't deserve it, i'd be just so incredibly grateful... thank you for taking time out of your lives to help us little people who don't know like you do... xoxo, princi*~
 

Answer:windows logs on/off endless cycle, no safemode either

windows logs on then off and can't load safe mode or boot from cd... please help?

hi... i am just begging your help... something has taken over my father's computer after just installing dsl and it's my fault because i uninstalled his aol-forced mcaffee because it was also causing so many problems ...now the computer is stuck in an endless loop of logging on and (when you try to proceed by clicking "owner") logging off ...his computer is a compaq running windows xp - i can find out other info but will have to go over his house to... if i press f5 i am presented options to start windows normally or roll back to last known good condition or start in safe mode with command prompt and, neither last known good or safe mode work, same thing happens... i put my windows operating system in his computer and tried the safe mode w/ command prompt option and that didn't work...
is his computer toast?
i have tried to read other similar issues and someone mentioned getting into BIOS ...i'm not sure how to do that ...i've asked on another site and, someone replied but actually refused to help me because they it's "too hard for someone who is not a geek" to handle - but if i knew how to fix this on my own, i wouldn't need help, so i am begging for guidance ...anyone, please?
 

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Hello.
So last time after i change in my UEFI boot priority (weird but on past it working fine ) from :"UEFI USB KINGSTON" to "P1 SSD SAMSUNG EVO 250 GB" i am getting weird booting problem with Windows 10.
When starting Windows 10 boot loader starts by "preparing automatic repair" and diagnosing pc. Then after this i get screen with Your pc did not start correctly or Automatic Repair couldnt repair your pc . And when i click restart then Windows 10 boot fine. So i am needing 2 boots to boot properly to windows.
My disk is on MBR partirion. Is this related to my UEFI/Partitions?
Somebody said to me this:"UEFI booting requires a GPT disk. This is why Windows has to fix itself and only boots in 2nd cycle - as you keep trying to boot UEFI to an MBR disk."
Also i know that UEFI firmware can emulate BIOS functionality (CSM/Legacy) and work with MBR disks just fine. Or i am wrong? And cause is elsewhere? Hardware, software/bios issue?
I am a little confused. Thx for reply. My ssd Samsung Evo 250 GB , rams 2x8gb DDR3 Kingston Hyperx 1600mhz.

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Hello. This is similiar topic on our forum but now i will explain more brighter.
So last time after i change in my UEFI boot priority (but on past it working fine ) from :"UEFI USB KINGSTON" to "P1 SSD SAMSUNG EVO 250 GB" i am getting weird booting problem with Windows 10.

When starting Windows 10 boot loader starts by "preparing automatic repair" and diagnosing pc. Then after this i get screen with Your pc did not start correctly or Automatic Repair couldnt repair your pc . And when i click restart then Windows 10 boot fine. So i am needing 2 boots to boot properly to windows.

My disk is on MBR partirion. Is this related to my UEFI/Partitions?

Somebody said to me this:"UEFI booting requires a GPT disk. This is why Windows has to fix itself and only boots in 2nd cycle - as you keep trying to boot UEFI to an MBR disk."

Also i know that UEFI firmware can emulate BIOS functionality (CSM/Legacy) and work with MBR disks just fine. Or i am wrong? And cause is elsewhere?

I am a little confused. Thx for reply. My ssd Samsung Evo 250 GB , rams 2x8gb DDR3 Kingston Hyperx 1600mhz.
 

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Hello.So last time after i change in my UEFI boot priority (weird but on past it working fine ) from :"UEFI USB KINGSTON" to "P1 SSD SAMSUNG EVO 250 GB" i am getting weird booting problem with Windows 10.When starting Windows 10 boot loader starts by "preparing automatic repair" and diagnosing pc. Then after this i get screen with Your pc did not start correctly or Automatic Repair couldnt repair your pc . And when i click restart then Windows 10 boot fine. So i am needing 2 boots to boot properly to windows.My disk is on MBR partirion. Is this related to my UEFI/Partitions?Somebody said to me this:"UEFI booting requires a GPT disk. This is why Windows has to fix itself and only boots in 2nd cycle - as you keep trying to boot UEFI to an MBR disk."Also i know that UEFI firmware can emulate BIOS functionality (CSM/Legacy) and work with MBR disks just fine. Or i am wrong? And cause is elsewhere? Hardware, software/bios issue?I am a little confused. Thx for reply. My ssd Samsung Evo 250 GB , rams 2x8gb DDR3 Kingston Hyperx 1600mhz.

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My computer is in a reboot cycle, always asking the standard "boot windows normally, safe mode, last good known configuration..." It loads Safe mode fine. When looking at the minidumps it points to 'ntkrpamp.exe.' When I look that up I find a lot of hits about the RAM. I have 2 sticks in and I've tried swapping and using only one etc. with no luck. I was able to get the computer to work once after forcing a scandisk /r, but after rebooting it got stuck in it's cycle again. The minidump also says:
ERROR_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000218 - {Registry File Failure} The registry cannot load the hive (file): %hs or its log or alternate. It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.

EXCEPTION_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000218 - {Registry File Failure} The registry cannot load the hive (file): %hs or its log or alternate. It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.

EXCEPTION_PARAMETER1: e1aed480

EXCEPTION_PARAMETER2: 00000000

EXCEPTION_PARAMETER3: 00000000

EXCEPTION_PARAMETER4: 0

ADDITIONAL_DEBUG_TEXT: \SystemRoot\System32\Config\SOFTWARE - hive could not be loaded.

I'm guessing my registry got messed up, but I'm not sure how to fix that. It is Windows XP sp2 and it is an OEM version, so the MS KB article I found about registry repair didn't help. Any help would be great. I can post any more info if needed. I don't know much about mindidumps.
 

Answer:Windows XP: Help with Reboot Cycle and Minidump Translation

Greetings, awildey...

Looks as if you're a non-neophyte, so I'll not bore you with stuff you've probably already tried...

I will, however, point you to Adrynalyne's excellent thread about debugging: http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=35246 ...there's good info there...

Good luck!
 

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Im in the process of fixing a laptop for my friend. It was running painfully slow. He had norton installed to make matter worse.

I installed Revo uninstaller and removed norton and start the system back up and now widows explorer crashes and restarts constantly. I installed avg through run task in task manager and it found 53 trojans. I also ran CCleaner to remove temp files and registry errors as well as Adaware which found another 2 trojans.

How do I fix this problem with explorer? Im guessing its a corruption in the registry.

I backed up the registry before I used CCleaner also, but the explorer problem had already started by this point. (I dont know how to used the reg back up file anyway haha)

Also to make matter worse, the *i* key doesnt work on the keyboard so i cant even type msconfig in to select the start up services.

HELP!

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Got into msconfig by copy and pasting, noticed a startup item called ntos.exe which according to google is a rootkit trojan. Anything to do with the explorer issue.

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Rebooted and this time I get a message of startup

Data Execution Prevention

The help protect your computer, Windows has closed this program.

Windows Explorer.
 

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My roommates laptop is infected with ghostware, which I know because its the second machine I've seen infected with Reg Clean Pro. Anyway after attempting to boot it into safe mode and use portable apps to remove it, which wouldn't load the machine now won't load or boot from anything that uses Windows. However, it will boot from a Linuxmint installation usb drive. I created a Windows 8 USB installation disk but it still won't boot from that as well as the Windows 8 installation DVD I created, so I'm definitely not going to be able to use either one of those for the repair. Refresh and reset don't work from the Windows 8 already installed as well and I don't want to reset if I don't have to, because I'm not sure I was able to back up all their files while booting from the Linuxmint USB flash drive, which I was only able to allocate 500GB of my 1 TB mac external hard drive to NTFS for their windows files. Does anyone know another way I could repair it? The following is what I did to make the bootable USB flash drive considering the drive letters for the optical drive is D: and the flash drive letter was G:.

1: Insert a flash drive ( 8GB )
2: Command Prompt (DOS PROMPT)
3: DISKPART
4: LIST DISK
5: SELECT DISK ( DRIVE NUMBER)
6: CLEAN
7: CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
8: SELECT PARTITION 1
9: ACTIVE
10: FORMAT FS=NTFS Quick
11: ASSIGN
12: EXIT
13:Go back to your command prompt and type – assuming D: is your DVD drive with the ins... Read more

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So, I've been getting BSOD's for 4+ months straight, every day. They usually happen on startup and I'll have to go through 15-20 BSOD/computer restart cycles before I can actually get to my desktop. Other times they happen are after I close a game, multi-tasking, downloading torrents, and sometimes they just happen randomly. As of today I am no longer getting audio and any kind of video is extremely choppy. I've done the startup repair as well and it always says that it was unable to repair. I'm really at a loss. I'm working on building a new computer but it probably won't be done for at least 3 months. I need to keep this one around for at least that long.

These are the errors that I can remember off the top of my head:

0x0000ed
0x00008e

atikmdag.sys

Any help you guys could provide would be amazing.
 

Answer:Windows 7 BSOD/endless startup cycle

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Hello.So last time after i change in my UEFI boot priority (weird but on past it working fine ) from :"UEFI USB KINGSTON" to "P1 SSD SAMSUNG EVO 250 GB" i am getting weird booting problem with Windows 10.When starting Windows 10 boot loader starts by "preparing automatic repair" and diagnosing pc. Then after this i get screen with Your pc did not start correctly or Automatic Repair couldnt repair your pc . And when i click restart then Windows 10 boot fine. So i am needing 2 boots to boot properly to windows.My disk is on MBR partirion. Is this related to my UEFI/Partitions?Somebody said to me this:"UEFI booting requires a GPT disk. This is why Windows has to fix itself and only boots in 2nd cycle - as you keep trying to boot UEFI to an MBR disk."Also i know that UEFI firmware can emulate BIOS functionality (CSM/Legacy) and work with MBR disks just fine. Or i am wrong? And cause is elsewhere? Hardware, software/bios issue?I am a little confused. Thx for reply. My ssd Samsung Evo 250 GB , rams 2x8gb DDR3 Kingston Hyperx 1600mhz.

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Hi TSG, having a bit of a problem gaining access to my PC.

Here's the visual procedure my PC goes through after pressing the power button:

- POST screen
- Checking-for-bootable-drives screen
- Windows logo screen
- White text reading 'autochk not found - skipping autocheck' on an otherwise blank, black screen
- VERY brief flash of what looks like the same blue as a BSOD with very few words right at the top
- Automatic restart
- Back to the POST screen, etc, etc, etc...

I can still happily boot into the Windows 7 CD and GParted (they're the only bootable discs I have).

If you will, please take the time to read my final post (the other posts may be useful aswell) on this thread, as it contains useful information on what caused the cycle (and what I have already tried) and has some screenshots (this thread is more of a continuation of the aformentioned one).

Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks.

Edit: Also, I'm running Windows 7 Home Premuim SP1
 

Answer:Windows won't start - continuous reboot cycle

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Dell Dimension 4700

OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1014 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 32239 MB, Free - 25854 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0M3918
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
I have replaced PSU, HDD and MOBO with identical items.
New OS loaded, now PC will boot to Windows desktop audible click, black screen and reboot prior to loading full desktop.
If it makes it to the desktop it will reboot when trying to open the browser.
It will reboot as well when trying to run any antivirus or spyware.
Have run MEMTEST86 4.29, Spotmau 2011, Ultimate Boot CD, Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Western Digital, Windows Memory Diagnostic, Universal Diagnostic Tool Kit ( both Micro Post Probe & Micro-Scope software), all showed no detrimental errors.
Pulled HDD & checked it with Rosewill, all data seems intact.
Ran a boot log;
Service Pack 3 12 19 2011 20:53:07.500
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\hal.dll
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\KDCOM.DLL
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\BOOTVID.dll
Loaded driver ACPI.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\WMILIB.SYS
Loaded driver pci.sys
Loaded driver isapnp.sys
Loaded driver PCIIde.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\PCIIDEX.... Read more

Answer:HELP, PC boots to windows Desktop then reboots into cycle

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I recently restarted my computer (windows xp) after getting rid of some viruses. When it was rebooting it automatically went to the safe mode menu screen, and no matter which option i select (start in safe mode, start windows normally, etc.) it runs for a bit and then a blue screen with white writing pops up for a fraction of a second and it begins the reboot cycle all over again and it wont stop. i ran system recovery once and it worked but i was updating with windows update again, i had to restart the computer and the cycle i just described happened again...how can i fix this?
 

Answer:Windows Xp in a constant reboot cycle, cant get it to stop!!

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I am running WinXP  Home on a Asus A7V8X motherboard with a AMD Athlon processor.  A few days ago the computer would suddenly stop then restart at random.  I've checked the fans on both the proscessor and on the power supply. They are both working. Last night the computer would start to load XP and got hung up then restarted. The first couple of times I got a message from the BIOS setup saying something was set incorrectly( did not write message down). It did however say that it wasn't booting so that it would protect the CPU. AT this point the only thing that is happening is the computer is stuck in a cycle of starting restarting and nothing else.  Any suggestions

Answer:Windows XP endless start/restart cycle

You could try to install a new Power Supply Unit.Have you recently modified your hardware?

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Hi all,

I hope someone can help with this problem as it is driving me slightly mad… I apologise if this is not in the right part of the forum but I couldn’t find a section that it seemed to fit into.

Firstly I’ll give you my set up details for some background:

Computer:
Windows 7 Ultimate 64
EVGA Nvidia 560 TI
HP 1080p monitor

Receiver:
Onkyo TX NR414

HDTV:
LG 42LW550T

The computer is connected to both the HP monitor (by DVI) and the Onkyo Receiver (DVI to HDMI cable). The receiver is then connected to the LG HDTV. Windows is set to duplicate the display on both screens, the resolution is set to 1080p 60hz which is meant to be the native resolution for both the monitor and the HDTV.

The problem I am having is that, when using the computer on the TV, it will sometimes cause the TV to power cycle (go into standby and then turn on again).

I also have a Sky HD box and Xbox 360 connected and never experience this issue with either of them, so I assume it must be computer related.

The main time this happens is within XBMC whilst watching a video, the screen will freeze (I can still hear sound), the TV power cycles and then comes back on. However, this has also happened whilst using the Dolphin Emulator and watching a game trailer in Steam (in Big Picture mode).

I have tried updating the video card drivers, rolling them back etc… but the problem persists. I have also tried different HDMI cables and HDMI ports etc...

I can only assume that some... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 64 causing HDTV to power cycle (turn off and on)

Hmm, another update.

This has now happened whilst watching TV via the Sky HD box. However, it only ever happens when the PC is also connected to the receiver.

Interestingly, at the same time as the TV power cycled the PC monitor went black and the computer beeped as though a device had been unplugged. The problem is I don't know whether the TV turning off caused the computer to do this or whether it is the computer losing connection that is causing the HDTV to turn off then on again...

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I just purchased a used helix, and when I first opened it in the windows metro app for support there was a place where I could check the battery cycle count, and battery first use date. I have since factory reset it, and set everything back up (upgraded to windows 8.1), but there are no settings in the app for checking battery cycle, and in the settings app there is no option to set it to battery extend mode when plugged into an AC adapter. Can anyone help me?

Answer:Check battery cycle count on Helix and windows 8.1?

Hi Daemos,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to inform that the Battery Health Mode setting has been removed from Lenovo Settings.  When you install the latest version of the Lenovo Settings Dependency Package, Battery Health Mode will become disabled and the setting will no longer be available to change within Lenovo Settings.
 
It was removed just because it created needless confusion regarding battery charging. Fully charging the battery is totally fine.
 
Hope this clarified your query!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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I want the background to change every so often using a folder I set with images I put in there.
Is there a way to do that with windows 10 mobile?

Answer:How to get windows 10 mobile to cycle thru images in a folder for the background

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I want the background to change every so often using a folder I set with images I put in there.
Is there a way to do that with windows 10 mobile? It's a feature that has been requested, check in the feedback app if you have a device with windows 10 mobile

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Hi,

I have a Windows 10 Home machine that recently went through a windows update and restarted. It now boots past the BIOS and goes through "Windows Updating" to "Windows Diagnosing/Repairing" boot loop. My computer uses an SSD so it is (I believe) impossible to get it to boot into safe mode. Is there a way to boot into safe mode or rollback the update somehow? My apologies if this is better posted elsewhere on the forums.

Answer:Recent Windows Update Boot Endless Cycle

Hi, booting from an installation medium you should be able to get to safe mode- or try to.
4 Ways To Boot Into Safe Mode In Windows 10
Scroll down to (or search for)
Boot From A Recovery Drive

You might also find this helpful:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/faq/id...e-windows.html

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Hi,

I have a Windows 10 Home machine that recently went through a windows update and restarted. It now boots past the BIOS and goes through "Windows Updating" to "Windows Diagnosing/Repairing" boot loop. My computer uses an SSD so it is (I believe) impossible to get it to boot into safe mode. Is there a way to boot into safe mode or rollback the update somehow? My apologies if this is better posted elsewhere on the forums.

Answer:Recent Windows Update Boot Endless Cycle

Hi, booting from an installation medium you should be able to get to safe mode- or try to.
4 Ways To Boot Into Safe Mode In Windows 10
Scroll down to (or search for)
Boot From A Recovery Drive

You might also find this helpful:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/faq/id...e-windows.html

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Hi folks

I would like to download the log of my system but have not been able to get past a certain point of booting windows

I have an Intel Pentium Duo Core 2 with 233 Mhz and 3.5 GB of RAM

So essentially all of this started after I installed a new LG Multi Media CD/DVD burner. It was working ok for a while until it froze and has been in an endless cycle of booting/rebooting all day. The very first thing I did see on one of the screens was "Overclocking failed - Please check settings...etc.." Well I didnt do any overclocking so that was the first odd item. The system will constanlty boot up, ask me since windows didnt load correctly I can boot up in Safe mode, Last confirguration that worked or boot windows up normally.
I have done all three of these and no luck. It gets to a point then a quick BSOD pops up (of which I cant read what it says) then resets and starts the cycle again..

I have taken out the new CD burner and put back my old one, thinking I would at least get to boot up, but that is not the case. I have even booted up not having either burning plugged in but that didnt help.

I have read itrems close to this where folks say to hit F5 and go back to "default settings etc but again that hasnt worked.

Anyone have ideas of how to rectify this. I am a bit worried maybe the new CD burner was maybe too much for my machine? Any and all advice is welcome!!
 

Answer:Desktop in unending cycle of booting up windows then shutting down

Ok, I was finally able to read the BSOD that was flashing for just a second. Its saying "Unmountabl,e Boot Volume"

Hopefully that helps!
 

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Hi,

I have a laptop that was previously running Win 7 Ultimate x64 andI upgraded that to Win 8 Pro x64 quite some time back. On this laptop, when I have several windows open for an app on my task bar, when I repeatedly left-click on the task bar icon, it cycles through the app's windows. That is, as I click, the app window will show up in the foreground and the next click will show the app's next window, etc.

Now I have a new laptop, with Win 8 Pro x64 pre-installed and I no longer have the cycle-through feature. When I click on an app that has multiple windows, all it does is show me the preview windows down by the taskbar.

I searched and searched and could not find where such an option exists for me to enable that feature to cycle through when I click and I couldn't find anything. Nor was I able to find any posts on the matter.

Does anyone know how I can enable this feature on my new laptop so that both are functioning the same?

Thanks!

Answer:How to setup click on taskbar icon to cycle thru windows?

Would this help ?
"Window Switcher" Shortcut - Create in Windows 8[1]=Shortcuts

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I have an HTC One M8 running the windows 10 preview ahead of the actual windows 10 mobile release. Last night I plugged it in to charge as I do every night and this morning it was off. I turned it on, the HTC logo appeared for less than a second, the phone vibrated and it powered back off. It has now been repeating this cycle all on it's own for over an hour, vibrate, begin boot up with HTC logo, power off, repeat.
My computer will not recognize it when plugged in with it's charging cable.
Hard and Soft reset button sequences have done nothing, it just maintains the cycle.
Please help

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Hello Peeps ! I've been reading alot of forum on this problem but it doesn't solved ~

Basically~ my computer would starts with all the RAm thing and stuff after that it would boot onto another screen that says~

Safe mode
Safe mode with Network
Safe mode with Command Prompt

Your Last Working Setting

Start Windows Xp Normally
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Basically ~ All of these option doesn't' work ~ Once it loads onto the Window Xp loading screen ~ After 1 second it will just restart and goes on the cycle like this ~

On the Safe mode after loading some sys thing ~ it will just restart too~

I hope you guys would be able to help me with this~ my Spec are as followed (Oh ~ Its a customized computer by the way):

OS : Windows Xp SP2
Processor : Amd Sempron 2400++ 1.67 Ghz
Video Card : Radeon 9200 SE 128mb
HDD : (forgot) 40GB
Disk Drive : AOpen CD-RW 52x
Ram : 2x Kingston 512mb

:)

Ben

Answer:Computer restarts in a cycle after getting onto Windows Xp Loading screen

Welcome to TSF....

Give this a try:

If you have a Full Operating System on CD then you can try this:

1. Configure the computer to start from the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. For information about how to do this, see your computer documentation, or contact your computer manufacturer.
2. Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and then restart your computer.
3. When you receive the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM.
4. When you receive the "Welcome to Setup" message, press R to start the Recovery Console.
5. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you have to use from the Recovery Console.
6. When you are prompted, type the administrator password, and then press ENTER (if none was set, leave it blank and press ENTER).
7. At the command prompt, type bootcfg /list, and then press ENTER. The entries in your current Boot.ini file appear on the screen.
8. At the command prompt, type bootcfg /rebuild, and then press ENTER. This command scans the hard disks of the computer for Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, or Microsoft Windows NT installations, and then displays the results. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to add the Windows installations to the Boot.ini file. For example, follow these steps to add a Windows XP installation to the Boot.ini file:

a. When you receive a message that is similar to the following mes... Read more

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For the last week I have been having a problem when shutting down w7 and booting up.
When shutting down there is an exclamation point in the start>shutdown icon
When I click on it a message appears installing windows updates. After about 30 seconds the PC shuts down

When I start my PC I get a message across the screen
Configuring Windows Updates
0% complete
Do not turn off

The message remains on the screen for about 5 minutes and then my desktop appears.

I have tried to remedy the problem with System Restore, but the last restore point shows the last update and today's date!

This is an endless cycle at every shutdown AND bootup

Any suggestion as to the cause and solution of this frustrating problem??
Thanks for your help~

Answer:endless cycle of installing and configuring windows updates???

See this @nitargaval1988 post:

Windows keeps restarting after IE 8 Windows Update

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Help! My laptop was working just fine until yesterday. It usually configures updates and then after that, I would be able to log-in.
Unfortunately, yesterday, after it said, "Configuring Updates. Stage 3 of 3 0% Complete," it shut down and restarted the whole cycle.

I've read some forums about this, but they had no particular solution. Please help!

Thanks!
 

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First some background info;
I'm running Vista home edition on a Fujitsu FMV Biblo NF/D75 laptop. It's a Japanese computer with Japanese installation. However I changed the UI language to English. After about 18 months of use, the battery stopped charging. We haven't bought a new one and just use the computer plugged into the mains.
Yesterday I used the computer fine, did a windows update and restarted, all OK. Later I set the computer to sleep, and then later on unplugged it and put it away. This morning, I switched it on and I got the familiar configuring updates screen. I thought nothing of it, went and made a cup of tea while it did its thing. When I came back I noticed that it was getting to update 3of3, and the computer would restart. This happens continuously if I let it.
I then pressed F8 and tried safe mode - it didn't work.
I then tried f8 and 'Repair your computer'. It's all in Japanese but I managed to get to a diagnostic screen where I received the following report.

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairV2
Problem Signature 01: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6001.18000
Problem Signature 03: 0
Problem Signature 04: 65537
Problem Signature 05: unknown
Problem Signature 06: NoRootCause
Problem Signature 07: 0
Problem Signature 08: 2
Problem Signature 09: WrpRepair
Problem Signature 10: 10
OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

I searched around the internet using this report and followed advice t... Read more

Answer:[SOLVED] Windows Vista stuck in 'configuring updates' cycle

Hello majorbriggs and welcome to TSF!

Sounds like you are getting a BSOD while your computer is updating. Can you get onto your desktop atall? (if you could Go to C > Windows > Minidump > zip up the dump files and upload them with your next post)

How much free disk space did you have?
When was the last time you updated the drivers on your laptop?
Have you installed any new software prior to this happening?

Thanks,
Altie

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I have recovered windows 7 installation on another computer with the same hardware with a copy made with the Windows image backup tool built with Windows 7 x64 from usb hard drive. Windows usually works after multiple reboots until it stops after restarting the system in an endless cycle of boot. The source installation runs smoothly. I appreciate all your help to correct this problem.

Answer:Infinite cycle booting after recover win 7 with windows image backup

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sevenvoyager


I have recovered windows 7 installation on another computer with the same hardware with a copy made with the Windows image backup tool built with Windows 7 x64 from usb hard drive. .....


Based on your specs you probably have an OEM:SLP license
Differences Between OEM Channel SLP, NONSLP and COA License Product Keys ? My Digital Life
"Data embedded in the BIOS (in SLIC table), together with the digitally signed certificate (OEM cert), is used to validate the product key."
It is intended for the original PC only.

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Hi, this bsod has been messing with my mind for awhile now. I plugged in a new hard drive planning to upgrade by cloning, then suddenly my computer restarts and it continuously cycles... I disabled the restart on automatic failure to see the bsod and it says:

STOP: 0x0000007B (0xFFFFF880009A9928, 0xFFFFFFFFC0000034, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)

I don't have the windows recovery disk... and I have no idea how to fix it... I can remove the hard drive and plug it into my laptop but I have no idea what to do from there. Please help! Thanks.
 

Answer:Windows boot logo, quick bsod, restart cycle

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Ok so my computer is this:

amd 64 3700
asus a8n-e
windows xp sp2

I was using it fine a few minute ago then while i was using winamp i accidently hit the shortcut key to log me off windows - when i tried to go back in by clicking my name it thought about it for a few seconds then gave me a blue screen maybe 3 or 4 lines of writing with a number at the start.

The thing is it disappears really quickly so I can't tell what it's saying.

I went to the boot menu thing and tried safe-mode and starting windows with last good config but nothing is working. It still gives me the writing and blue screen no matter what I do.

I've unplugged it as well to give it a cold boot but nothing is happening.

Does anyone know what the blue screen might be saying to me or anyway to fix this?

Is it software or something much worse?

My next idea is to whack my windows cd in and try to repair it but I just know I'm goign to need to reformat or something

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Computer Stuck In Cycle With Blue Screen/windows Splash

windows will generate a minidump file for every bsod it comes up with. they are stored in the %systemroot%/minidump folder of the hdd. if you can access safe mode, zip 5-6 of a few recent ones and post them here. alternatively if you cant, then use a Linux Live CD like Knoppix to copy that and also your important data, just in case. post the attachment here (minidump.zip) and someone here can read it..
 

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After power cycling the desktop. Windows 10 says "no boot device found". I was able to see files in the DOS prompt from recovery options. The boot diagnostics all passed also. Restoring from a system restore point taken several days ago didn't change anything -- i.e. Win 10 still didn't find a boot device. 
Any suggestions? I'd call Dell support but the warranty expired 3 months ago (of course).
Thanks.

Answer:No boot device found after power cycle Windows 10 - Dell XPS8900

Are you booting from a hard disk drive or a solid state drive? Do you have a small (32-GB) SSD that's used as cache for things needed quickly?
Did you try disconnecting all USB devices (except mouse and keyboard) and make sure you didn't leave a CD/DVD in the optical drive?
Reboot and immediately press F2 to open BIOS setup.  Does BIOS identify the HDD correctly? If you have the cache SSD, does BIOS setup identify the SSD correctly?
Make sure the HDD is first in the boot sequence in BIOS setup. And if you have that SSD cache drive, made sure SATA Mode (aka SATA Operation) is set to RAID. Don't change anything else in BIOS setup, but save the changes if you change the boot sequence or the SATA Mode setting.
And it's possible the boot sector files on the HDD or SSD got corrupted and that might not show up when you ran the diagnostics.

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I have had Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) installed on my Gateway NV53 laptop. I must note that my laptop dual boots Windows and Ubuntu 10.04 with GRUB 2 as my default bootloader (which employs a chainloader to boot Windows 7). 4 weeks ago, I began experiencing problems with my Windows partition. Everytime I booted up, the bootloader would show the Windows 7 logo, and then the computer would restart without ever reaching the login screen.

At first, I thought the issue was with the Windows 7 bootloader. So, I used the Windows 7 Repair Disk (for 64 bit machines) and from the command line, rebuilt the BCD from scratch. I even made Windows 7 the default bootloader (instead of GRUB, because I suspected maybe GRUB was being buggy), and still I experienced the same problems. I concluded that the problem could not be the bootloader seeing that I rebuilt a new one from scratch and the problem persisted. I then proceeded to remove the most recent hotfix (I had read somewhere that lately users have been experiencing issues with hotfixes offered by Microsoft) using the Windows 7 Emergency Recovery Disk (ERD), and that did not fix the problem either. I also scanned my partition for viruses and none were found.

I should also note that I have tried booting with Safe mode, Safe mode with networking, and Safe mode with command prompt, and all of these options result in the same boot issue. Furthermore, I have performed Startup repair and that does not work either.

I suspect that maybe I a... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Home Premium does not reach login screen - reboot cycle

This is the primary reason why I'm glad dual-booting is dead/dying/etc. My suggestion would be to pick an OS to run native, and virtualize the other.

Anyway, to fix your problem..if you insist on dual-booting, it sounds like might just be better off doing a clean install of the Windows partition.

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So, I'm not exactly sure what I did. I was clearing up some space on my computer after using the Norton Removal Tool to get rid of this Norton trial popup that came up everytime I booted my computer. Now, after it told me to restart, it seems to be stuck in an endless boot cycle that resets itself after showing the Windows logo. I've since tried running startup repair, which freezes as it shows the progress bar for 'Windows is loading files'. Safe mode will not work, either. It just sends it back into the boot cycle. Not sure what to do at this point. My computer came pre-installed with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, so I don't have any startup discs. Help?

Answer:Windows 7 stuck in endless boot cycle, startup repair freezes

Run Startup Repair 3 times. If that doesn't work, then go into a Command Prompt and use these 3 commands (pressing Enter after each one):

bootrec /fixboot

bootrec /fixmbr

bootrec /rebuildbcd

If none of this works, try the bootable CD's listed here (hard drive, memory test, and antimalware): Hardware Diags

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Hi, I have had my T430 since August of 2012 at the start of college. I am currently running windows 8.1 pro and I recently just noticed my battery life issues and after installing lenovo settings I discovered that my battery's capacity is at 27% of the original capacity. The battery life is really bad, e.g. it says 15 minutes remaining at 25% on POWER SAVER mode.  I have google this and it said to "reset my battery" but unfortunately 8.1 Lenovo power manager doesn't have that feature.  I am just wondering if anyone had any suggestions for what to do?  Will I just have to get a new battery?

Answer:Lenovo T430 Battery Life 1+ hour on life saver

you would have to have a pre-Windows 8 OS to gain that crucial battery reset function. This is one reason why i dislike running Win 8 on ThinkPad.

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I have built a new computer, and managed to install Windows 7 on it. That installation worked perfectly, so when I reached the desktop I activated windows and downloaded updates. After that, though several problems appeared:

If there is no windows disc in the DVD-drive and both optical drive and hard drive are powered and connected with SATA, on startup I see an error screen saying "Windows failed to start". The message says I can fix that with my installation disc and startup repair, the problems with that are detailed further down. This same screen offers me methods to boot into windows using Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, Last Known Good Configuration and Start Windows Normally. If I select either safe mode, the system hangs up when loading "crcdisk.sys" and reboots, and under the other two options I see "Starting Windows" with the animated logo for less than a minute, and then the system reboots. After rebooting it returns to the same error message. Also in this configuration, the BIOS tells me it does not detect ANY drives at all, and will not recognize a Windows installation disc (it goes to "loading operating system" with or without a disc and performs the above error. My boot priority is set CDROM -> Hard Disk -> Floppy). This has been repeated both with an identical hard drive and a much older IDE hard drive, both yield the same results (even though either drive has no OS to begin with). Again, through all of this... Read more

Answer:Unending reboot cycle, no SATA drives detected, Windows fails to start

Try this, as it was a solution for several people I know suffering the same issue: (not guaranteed to work though)
1.) Start the computer and choose "Safe Mode."

2.) When it freezes at "crcdisk.exe," press the computer's power button ONCE.

3.) The computer will appear to have shut down, but should restart itself in Startup Repair Mode.
 

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To all owners of X1 Carbon 2017 (5th gen).I read all of those reviews where people are impressed by 10+ hours of battery life (15,5h advertised), but I can't really figure out how....!? First time I tested was a normal working day - Firefox (a lot of Flash it must be said), Outlook, Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat. Nothing really heavy, no peripherals except Bluetooth mouse. Brightness dimmed 1 level below the ideal. It lasted for about 4 hours! I windows's list of apps affecting battery life, Firefox was on 1st place with 32-35% Second attempt - same set of tasks, however less Firefox (no flash) - 7 hours. Now in the middle of a 3rd attempt (using Opera this time) - battery time remaining indication goes over 10h only when I completely stop using the laptop Not many apps running in the background either (Dropbox, Skype...) So my question - do you guys get more than 10h of battery life and HOW? Do you enable "Battery Stretch"? How actively do you use it and for what?

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When I have a few different windows open (Outlook, IE, Adobe Prof10, etc.), I have a lot of trouble cycling from one windo to the next. In Windows 7, I was able to hold "Alt + Tab" and it would allow me to change the active window displayed. With Windows 10, I can click on the window I want to come to forefront (on the task bar) and it does not bring it forward. Or, it will bring it forward and then it disappears back into the background, quickly. My work calls for me to have a few open programs at a time and it is almost impossible to change the active window, without minimizing each window that is on top of the window (program) I need to have forward. BTW: sometimes it will work, but only 1 time in several tries. Very inefficient and a pain. Anyone have this problem after updrading from 7 to 10 (I foolowed the free upgrade prompt)? Please advise.

Answer:cannot cycle through active windows in windows 10

Hello, ALT+TAB: displays windows opened on ALL your desktopsWIN+TAB: displays windows opened ONLY on your CURRENT desktop + list of your desktops  #hpexpertday




Regards;SmileyI am an HP employeePlease click the White Kudos star to say thanks for helping.Please mark Accept As Solution if my help has solved your problem.

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sorry to intrude..but look like my life tile doesn't life again.....
is there a solution for this. to be specific store is dead now, calendar, mail, ..
already restarting, from clean 'till normal, sfc , dism , cleanup storecomponent, ..
thanks!

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Hi,

I am wondering if end-of-life Vista is more dangerous than end-of-life XP. My reasoning is that Vista more closely resembles Win 10 than XP. So as MS was saying, attackers may reverse engineer patches meant for recent OS's into exploits that work on the end-of-life one. So it seems to me that Vista looks more dangerous than XP.
 

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I've gone through several threads relating to this issue, with zero luck, so far.  Have had this installation of Win7 x64 for over a year with no WU issues.  Hadn't updated in a few weeks, so I went to do a manual check, today.  The netsvcs
process w/ WU locks one of my cores (25% CPU use).  Initially, this process accesses a variety of files on the drive, but, after a few minutes, there is absolutely zero further file access from this process.  Process never shuts down or releases
that 25% CPU.

I've run the Windows Update Troubleshooter.  Had problems the first time, rebooted, stopped the crypt, BITS, and WU process.  Ran it, again, it "fixed" four issues and claimed that everything was swell.  Rebooted, ran WU... perpetual
"checking."

Walked through the manual process from https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971058, though I did get a number of errors when trying to register many of the modules in step six.  So, didn't have much confidence.  Anyway, continued through the steps,
rebooted, ran WU...  No dice.

Manually downloaded and ran the two updates from https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3102810 and https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3083710.  Both told me they were already installed.

At this point, I'm looking at a complete wipe and reinstall, which I'd really rather avoid.  Any other bright ideas to resolve this?  WU log at https://www.dropbox.com/s/3... Read more

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Hi I have a Portege z10t and I use to be able to see my data usage in the setting. I use to tell what I had used in my billing cycle.. I can't even get the billing cycle date to change now.. Not sure if it is a hardware issue or a software issue.. Any help would be appreciated Thanks

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Question: Windows XP Life

Evening All,

I'm just wanting to know when Windows XP Pro is going end of life? it says the following on the Microsoft site

Direct OEM and Retail License Availability (end date)

June 30, 2008

System Builder License Availability (end date)

January 31, 2009

I dont quite understand the above, we build systems for a customer and use the OEM version of Windows XP Pro so from the above I gather I can only buy the OEM or Retail until June 30th 2008?

Am I correct in thinking this?

Paul Wike
 

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Question: Life of Windows 7

Wonder how long Windows 7 is going to be around before I am
going to be forced to buy the coming Windows 10 disaster?

Answer:Life of Windows 7

  
Quote: Originally Posted by phenix


Wonder how long Windows 7 is going to be around before I am
going to be forced to buy the coming Windows 10 disaster?


You won't be forced to buy Windows 10; you can continue to use Windows 7 after MS decides to end their support.

What influenced you to predetermine that Windows 10 is a disaster? It hasn't even been fully developed at this time.

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Microsoft released 5 "out of cycle" updates on April 26th. These are reliability updates to resolve problems in Windows 7 SP1, including problems with Windows Explorer.

If you haven't yet been alerted to and installed these updates, run a manual scan with Windows Update to obtain them. You'll need to restart your computer afterwards.

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Tried all start up sequences keeps repeating with message: Entering Power Safe Mode. Please Help.

Answer:Starting up computer restarts to windows XP restarts cycle

Have you tried Disable Automatic Restart on System Failure?You've been helped by a 14 year old.

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I have a Acer Aspire V5 laptop. When I was running Win 8.1, the battery life wasn't great, but lasted about 2 1/2 - 3 hours.
Now that I upgraded to Windows 10, the last time I turned it on the battery meter said 52 %. Two minutes later, it was dead.
I just turned it on after charging it, and the meter read 98%, 1 hr 50 min remaining. I haven't touched it yet, and five minutes later the battery's down to 90 %, although it says that there's 3 hr 5 min remaining. When I do any work on it, the battery goes down drastically. Does this have anything to do with Windows 10?

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I use Windows XP Pro, SP2.

I have a machine that has an AMD 62 bit dual core, #4200 processor. 3 GB of memory, a 200 GB hard drive and a Phoenix BIOS. Version PG 6.00, date 3/30/06.

I have installed Second Life and set up an account. It seems like the install is successful but after a while, (I mean I am able to move around and explore and do things), it crashes. I start it back up and it goes to the last place and position I was in but immediately crashes. (It doesn't seem to effect Windows or any of my other apps.)

I have uninstalled it and reinstalled it but it must adjust some registry component because it comes right back to the same position and then crashes. I have even reinstalled Windows. The account is already set up so I don't need to do that. The install seems successful but after moving around and doing things it crashes, (at a different spot).

Is there something I should do differently? Is there anything I could try?

Thanks,

royeo
 

Answer:Second Life crashes in Windows

Did you check the system requirements for the Second Life before installing it? Base on Secong Life website the System Recommendations are:

Internet Connection*: Cable or DSL
Computer Processor: 1.6GHz Pentium 4 or Athlon 2000+ or better
Computer Memory: 512MB or better
Video/Graphics Card**:
nVidia GeForce FX 5600, GeForce 6600, or better
OR ATI Radeon 9600, X600, or better

*
Second Life is not compatible with dial-up internet, satellite internet, and some wireless internet services.

**
Second Life may not run on graphics/video cards other than the ones listed above. Unfortunately, if your graphics card includes any of the following words, it's NOT compatible with Second Life:
nVidia cards that report as a RIVA TNT or TNT2
ATI cards that report as RAGE or RAGE PRO
ATI cards that report as RADEON 320M, 340M, 345M, or similar model numbers
Intel
Intel Extreme
3DFX
RIVA
TNT
SiS
S3
S3TC
Savage
Twister
Rage
Kyro
MILENNIA
most cards by MATROX
The following cards have not been tested with Second Life, and compatibility is not certain:
nVidia cards that report as Quadro
ATI cards that report as RADEON IGP or RADEON XPRESS
ATI cards that report as FireGL
ATI cards that report as FireMV
 

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Preface... (and yes, this is one of my infamous "Megaposts" and this one might be in several parts, so, bear with me and get edjumicated...

I found that link about this "new" power configuration diagnostic in Windows 7 and posted it in the other thread, but as it'll get buried in the muck soon enough, and considering just how vital this specific tool could turn out to be in terms of maximizing the potential battery life/run-time of laptops and notebooks (and Tablet PCs too) that will use Windows, I figured this specific topic is very deserving of its own thread, so here it is.

What I'm hoping this thread will be about is related to a diagnostic tool that, until recently, has been relatively unknown (and I admit I just discovered info about it last week myself, so I'm cobbling together a bunch of information from a variety of sources, several being Microsoft and blogs from MSDN folk, and some Windows 7 developers also, and putting it in this one post/thread.

Hopefully there will be some intelligent discussion as time goes by as the more I do research on this the more I realize it could very well be one of the coolest things - and gain one of the most vital aspects - about Windows 7.

So let's get this thing started... who knows, maybe this'll get stickied like some other stuff I've written about... if people deem it valuable, by all means, tell the Admins/Mods and point people to it as needed.

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Windows 7, th... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 and Battery Life... What You Should Know...

cliffs?
 

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Hi

First of all, I am new to the forum so hi to everyone! This forum so far looks fantastic and so do the members!

Getting to the issue: I currently have Vista and want to not have Vista ASAP!
I need to know if Windows 7 improves on battery life, and if so, by how much? Please provide your knowledge and links(if any) to outside websites that has looked at 7 battery life.

I have a Dell M1530 laptop which has about 5 hours battery life on balance settings. But I really need about 6-8 hours for my work. Many thanks in advance.

Mani

Answer:Windows 7 Battery Life??

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Mani


Hi

First of all, I am new to the forum so hi to everyone! This forum so far looks fantastic and so do the members!

Getting to the issue: I currently have Vista and want to not have Vista ASAP!
I need to know if Windows 7 improves on battery life, and if so, by how much? Please provide your knowledge and links(if any) to outside websites that has looked at 7 battery life.

I have a Dell M1530 laptop which has about 5 hours battery life on balance settings. But I really need about 6-8 hours for my work. Many thanks in advance.

Mani


It better on my dell by abt 15%. Dont think 7 hrs is do'able wo a larger battery.

Ken

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every time i start up half life it says: Half-Life has a known compatibility issue with this version of Windows. For an update that is compatible with this version of Windows, contact Sierra.
does anyone know how i can fix that. thanks
 

Answer:half life on windows xp

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Hi there
I'm surprised at all the Windows XP end of life hysteria -- probably done by the same bovine set of bozos who thought Cars would stop running and most computer applications would fail on Jan 1 2000 (the so called Y2K problem - probably the biggest non event in the entire history of computing).

On Apr 9 your Windows XP machine will still run just fine (and on apr 10 too etc).

Simply VIRTUALIZE it and only use Internet from say a W7 desktop. Modern hardware will run Virtual machines at almost Native speed and unless you are into heavy gaming / graphics then VM machines will certainly work for you --they've come a HUGE way in the last few years.

With Unity features common XP corporate applications can easily be placed on a W7 desktop so the user just has to "point and click".

I can't understand what all the corporate brouha is about - unless it's just a few consultants trying to cash in on a few bucks while the going is good.

I said the same in 2000 about the Y2K stuff -- all those expensive consultants at 1000 - 2000 USD a day BACK THEN were all sitting around doing not much except drinking in Local Taverns and laughing all the way to the Bank. !!

While I.T wages have slumped in the last 15 years (seems the only profession I know where that's happened) the same scenario in principle although slightly less booze being consumed in the taverns is being enacted by the "Consultancy Firms" who advise on how to migrate off XP.

Reminds you ... Read more

Answer:Windows XP - End of Life - a bit like W2K bug that never happened

MS itself is playing up the XP end of life hysteria in attempt to move people off of XP. Not all the credit can be given to the "sky is falling" individuals.

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Best Windows version you've ever used in your life.
 

Answer:Best Windows version you've ever used in your life.

windows 8 undoubtedly.
 

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Hey I had a question about Windows end of life support. I'm running Windows 7, which isn't supposed to expire for a while to come (no date set yet). Now, like many of us here, I like Windows 7. Why does Microsoft expire support for it's products? It's not because they want us to rush out and buy a copy of their new OS is it? Especially when Windows 7 works fine. So would it be possible to keep using Windows 7 in say 2030?

Answer:Windows End of Life Support

  
Quote: Originally Posted by magnetite


Hey I had a question about Windows end of life support. I'm running Windows 7, which isn't supposed to expire for a while to come (no date set yet). Now, like many of us here, I like Windows 7. Why does Microsoft expire support for it's products? It's not because they want us to rush out and buy a copy of their new OS is it? Especially when Windows 7 works fine. So would it be possible to keep using Windows 7 in say 2030?


Its more than just economics. At some point things change and with new devices coming out, it doesnt make sense to try and continue to develop drivers, and fixes for an OS that is being used by less and less users.

While possible, chances are you wont. Will you even still be using a traditional computer in 18 years?

If you like win 7, you will love win 8. Right now it is about to go beta and will be free until it is released to marketing in a year or so.

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I know this is an advertised benefit of Windows 7, but now I can testify first-hand to the better battery life. I bought a laptop with Vista on it, and upgraded it to 7 today. I charged the battery before installing, and unplugged it soon after it started installing.

I haven't plugged it in yet. I have been using it for about 2.5 hours now, and the battery is at 73%.

Granted, it is a very good battery, but if this had been Vista, it would be at about 20% by now.

Windows 7 is a great OS, isn't it?

Answer:Windows 7 and battery life

Hi Jonathan,

I think most Members would agree that Windows 7 wins hands down over Vista. I think that it is true that Vista should have never been marketed, in so many ways it was not ready. Windows 7, is basically Vista under the hood with additional features and benefits that should have been claimed by Vista. Your battery experience, for one, security, aero, driver availablity to mention just a few. Enjoy your new computer, Jonathan, and keep busy on the keyboard, helping us at the Forum.
Richard

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Initially battery life increased for my laptop ASUS S400CA from 2:35 to 3:35. Now it has come down to 2:30. In between I changed battery saver from 100 to 60. Now again I changed to 100. Still battery life is going down.
I would like to know about other users exp.

Any solution to increase it.

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I had been doing some reading online and I thought I'd post this for anyone who wasn't sure or knew were to Look. So I thought I'd post hear in the Microsoft Forums.


Windows XP April 8 2014

Windows Vista April 11 2017

Windows 7 April 14 2020

Windows 8.1 January 10 2023


The Dates above are for Windows Versions Extended Support.

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I think Microsoft took down there ISO(s) for Windows 7 because when I go here it says "Page Not Found."

Anyone else having this issue?

EDIT: I'm able to get the ISO(s) when I go here.

Answer:My Digital Life Windows 7 ISO

It appears the page has been removed. Happens all the time on the Internet. I suspect that the download wasn't legal.

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