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How can I reliably determine the boot time?

Question: How can I reliably determine the boot time?

Hi,
I am trying to find a reliable method how to determine the boot time of our Windows clients (still mostly Windows 7). As far as I can see, it is mostly recommended to use WMI ($x = gwmi -comp $Computer -cl Win32_OperatingSystem) but in several cases
(about 7 % in our domain) the time ($x.LastBootupTime) does not correspond to the latest Event 6009 in the system log and is obviously wrong.
What is the reason for the discrepancies? Querying the event log is much slower...
Thanks, Georg.

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Preferred Solution: How can I reliably determine the boot time?

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I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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i know how to serve up a file. but ... im wondering how to serve up a video/music file that in theory 100 users could successfully download and watch/listen to at exactly the same time.

Curious at to any special requirements that i may need to do this.

Thanks.
 

Answer:How can I serve up a video/music file to hundreds of users at the same time reliably?

A Boatload of Bandwidth, which you are not going to have with a normal Broadband Internet Connection.

You might want to have the file hosted by a Video Streaming Website.
 

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Ok, just to let you guys know, I really do know what I'm doing despite what may follow this, and I use to do tech support for a living...

Here's the thing. My gaming machine was going along all happily and all trying out Never Winter Nights 2 the other day, and boom, power goes off. After a bit I go back and try to tpower it up, and I hear everything come on, but I get absolutely no video.

So, being the good tech diagnostic that I am, I pull a known to be good video card and put it in, and it doesn't work. Great, so the next best bet is the motherboard or the cpu. I don't have any test equipment to test that with, so no such luck

So I order a P5N Sli Asus motherboard, a new Core 2 Quad Core processor (2.4Ghz), and an Nvidia 8800 Ultra since I've been wanting one, and wait patiently for the arrival of my parts.

Stuff gets here, and I put it all together.... and get exactly the same problem, powers up but no video.

So, I try the only other thing I can think of, and try a new power supply... and behold, everything boots up, and manages to get to some video. At this point I bring everything back down to reconnect my liquid cooling in my basement as I don't want to burn out components with subpar cooling.

So I connect everything up, bring it downstairs hook it into my liquid cooling, restart the power and manage to get through post, but then the computer locks up again on a black screen. Just for giggles I put in my old video card, and same thin... Read more

Answer:Can't seem to reliably boot.

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My Envy-M4 often does not boot Win 10 reliably and today not at all. The Battery is removed and the M4 is run on the DC Converter.  Power up sequence1) Power switch pressed2) HP Logo screen with the circulating 5-dots beneath is shown for about 5 seconds3) A brief flash of 5 inch (or so) rectangular white window outline in upper left of screen.4) Smaller circulating 5-dots circles forever:  Win 10 doesn't boot5) Sometimes restarting the boot the boot is successful (except, so far not today)  Earlier we made a recovery USB memory stick but cannot get it to load and repair the system. Seems the computer doesn't access it when selected on the diagnostics page Followed all of the troubleshooting advice for no boot on the Support site with no successInternal diagnostics all appear to be OK

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OK, I'm writing a game for my AP Computers final project. I want to load some images into the game. I don't have a problem with actually loading the images, I just need a way to figure out where the images are on the disk. I know where the images are relative to the class file, I just need to figure out where the class file is. Something similar to getCodeBase in applets.
 

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As long as i've been using computers I cant remember how you can determine how long windows has been up since your last restart. I tried searching yahoo but couldnt find anything. Argh.
 

Answer:Stupid question, how do you determine windows up time?

Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Information. I just checked my system and it doesn't show there anymore (it used to!!!). If you are really concerned with it, I can email you a 1KB batch file that shows you just that. LMK. Try the system information thing first and let me know if yours shows. Thanks!
 

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What formular can i use to determine the number of night consultations from time column of number of visits in one month.Night consults is anytime between 18:00hrs to 06:00hrs, 06:00hrs to 18:00hrs are regular day consults

Answer:Determine Number of Night Consultations from time entered

There may be a shorter method, but this seems to work:=SUMPRODUCT((HOUR(A1:A25)>=16)*(HOUR(A1:A25)<=23))+SUMPRODUCT((HOUR(A1:A25)>=0)*(HOUR(A1:A25)<=6))The first SUMPRODUCT determines the number of Times whose Hour is >=16 and <=23.The second SUMPRODUCT determines the number of Times whose Hour is >=0 and <=6.Summing those 2 values should give you the result you are looking for.Click Here Before Posting Data or VBA Code ---> How To Post Data or Code.

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Hello,

I have been using Dreamweaver for several years now and this is the first time I have received this error.

When I try to connect to the host I get a message that says the host is found. Then I get another saying it is verifying connection. This verification goes on for a while then I get "connect to host lost.' When I click on okay I get the "Dreamweaver cannot determine the remote server time."
When I click okay I get another error "An ftp error occured - cannot get remote folder information."

I have a cable modem with 2 computers set up through the modem. I uploaded Dreamweaver on the second computer and tried to connect. I get the same errors.

I have a co-worker in a different location who is able to connect to the host with no problem.

I am using Windows XP

Thank you for any help you can give.

Regeth
 

Answer:Error: Dreamweaver cannot determine the remote server time

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i have Time computer which i bought in 2004 and then later it went bust and now i have virus on the computer and try using the reload or recovery cd but i get the error message unable to determine bios lock please contact manufacturer which have gone bust and need to my computer back as quick as possible running please help much appreciate with owners of time computer or ho have experienced this problem please help! what shall i do and how to bypass it and reinstall windows xp because it's not happening with bootup disks

Answer:Time computer showing unable to determine bios lock?

HI, i have the same issue with tiny PC, any help appreciated. In fact what i would prefer is not tohave to do the reload, but it all keeps crashing on me, cant boot up even in safe mode. Got as far as defrag in safe mode then crashed and cant get anywhere near it now

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The Event Viewer contains, although often well-hidden, some useful info.

Here's how to determine your Boot & Shutdown times:

WIN key | type EVENTVWR.MSC | ENTER key

First wait for the Event Viewer to be populated-watch the Summary of Administrative Events section.

Now, using the left-hand pane tunnel down as follows:
Applications and services logs | Microsoft | Windows | Diagnostics-Performance | Operational

Right-click on Operational.

In the top-section of the middle pane, various events are listed.

Click on EventID to sort the events from smallest to largest.

EventID 100 is for Boot Performance.
EventID 200 is for Shutdown Performance

You may find some of the other events to also be of interest.

Answer:How to determine your Boot & Shutdown times

I read somewhere there was a way to do that, but could not find it. I will remember this. Rep to you.

Unless I did it wrong, it appears you must run as administrator (what I did) or at least be in an adm account.

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Hello,

I'm facing a weird issue with my computer: it's booting, and rebooting, and rebooting again endlessly. Sometimes it runs for a full minute, but the screen stays black and it seems it can't reach the BIOS. The fans are spinning, the case LED is on, then everything shuts down and reboot again. This started yesterday in the evening, just after I had à "Bad Pool Header" BSOD.

Here are my specs:
MB: AsRock H87 Pro4
CPU: Intel Core i7 4770k @ 3.5Ghz (non-OC)
GPU: Gainward GeForce GTX 770 Phantom 2Go (OC by Gainward)
PSU: Corsair TX650W (quite old, this one, but I have another PSU from BeQuiet which I sent for repair two weeks ago)
RAM: G.Skill NT Series 16Go (2*8Go) DDR3 1600Mhz CL11
Case: Antec P280 Black

I did a lot of tests to find where this problem come from, everything I can do with what I have at home I think:
I tried to do an unsuccessful clearCMOS with the jumper, so I removed the mobo's battery for more than an hour for the same results.
I tried every single RAM stick, one by one, on every single port, then I replaced them with 2*2Go Corsair XMS3 DDR3, nothing new.
I checked every cables, and even replaced the PSU 3pin cable.
I unplugged everything, letting the MB alone with the CPU, the PSU and a monitor (DVI or HDMI, tried both), with or without SSD, with or without RAM : nothing new, again.
I did the tests again with another graphic card (in case the MB's chipset was not working), a PNY GeForce 460GTX.
I did the tests... Read more

Answer:Boot loop before POST (can't determine why)

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Asus P8Z77 V Deluxe mobo.
Seasonic 1050W modular PSU
i7 2700k
Noctua NH D14 air cooler
Corsair Vengeance RAM 1600 (mobo - native is 1333mhz)

Sometimes, when I access my BIOS, on the first page I see, it will show UEFI boot disk in the boot order at the bottom of the screen.
When I access my BIOS at other times, it does not show the UEFI boot disk. (large stripe on disk icon that says UEFI).
There are times when I boot my computer, I see a black ASUS splash screen before booting into windows.
Other times, I see a Red/Black splash screen with another company's name.
Is this normal?

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The automatic boot order in BIOS, it lists 2 devices.
my mechanical harddrive (disk 0) as option 1. Then my dvd drive as option 2.
The problem is my boot drive (with OS) is on an SSD (disk 1).
I tried to change it, but the boot order only shows DVD and mechanical HDD options.
I had to use the boot override option, which lists my SSD.

I just did a fresh install of win7, then upgraded to Win10. I only had the SSD connected.
I did not remove the win7 OS from my mechanical drive until I was sure Win10 would upgrade properly on my SSD. After the upgrade was working, I connected both HDDs and booted up I got some type of boot error. No boot sector found please enter a disk or reboot - something like that.
When I rebooted with the spinner disconnected, win10 started normally, afterwhich I hot connected the spinner disk and then formatted it to use as my data driv... Read more

Answer:BIOS boot issue and has UEFI boot option one time, next time it doesnt

This all stems from having both drives connected at the same time when you originally set this up and has caused the MBR location for both drives to be stored on one drive, your HDD (spinner). Which explains your very first boot error message (No boot sector found please enter a disk or reboot - something like that).

I would start from scratch; remove the SSD first and leave the HDD (spinner) and do a clean install on that with your original OS. Then upgrade to 10. Once done remove HDD and attach SSD and do a clean install of of original OS and then upgrade to 10 on that. This way the MBR is stored on the correct drive for each OS install and this should correct your BIOS flash screen problem.

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I know this is long story but I was trying to fill you in on how the problem occured.

This started after I tried to use goback because an update made my computer slow way down. I uninstalled the update as recommended by PCWorld.

Goback said it was corrupted and was going to uninstall itself itself. It uninstalled itself on my first drive but not my second drive. Then things got ugly.

The first error came up that program was unable to communicate with goback device driver.

I tried a few times and figured I needed to reinstall goback so I tried that. I first had to uninstall goback but after I received the message do I want to uninstall my copy of goback and said yes. I then received another error saying you have already selected a command for goback to perform on its next start.

I restarted a few times but each time I tried to uninstall goback it said it had a command already selected to do and whenever I tried to run it I received the communication error.

Could not disable goback either , received the same communications error.

I removed goback from the start-up menu in msconfig hoping it would release it and allow me to uninstall it and then rebooted. That didn’t work either.

I then found a message on Microsoft’s website that said how to remove goback from my computer by going into the registry. I removed all mentions of Goback, GBMenu, GB Revert, GBDrive, GBFile.

This then left me another error message when I tried to reinstall. Goback is unable to determine wh... Read more

Answer:Goback install - cannot determine boot drive

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I was playing Company of Heroes last night and in the middle of a game the system locked up. Not an rare occurrence, but not really common either. It locked up good so all I could do was do a hard shut down . When I restarted the computer it fired up and went to the initial screen that says ASUS as the motherboard began its thing. Well, that is as far as it got. It just hangs on that screen indefinitely. The fans and DVD drive all power up, and I can insert a CD, but all it does is make a repetitive ticking sound once the CD is in there. My keyboard does not light up and I can not enter set up by hitting delete. Anyone have any idea what my problem is? Is it motherboard or CPU? Thank you.


ASUS P5nSLI MOBO
Intel 6600 Dual core proc.
2 gigs ram
7950gt video card
 

Answer:Comp wont get past boot screen, can't determine problem. Need help.

bump please
 

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We have a Windows server 2008 network in our office. Someone stole one of the switches but I can't be sure of the exact time. Where the switch is there's no CCTV camera, but there is a camera that shows the entry into the room where the switch is. Is there any way of looking at a log in any of the 2 computers that became disconnected from the network as a result of the theft to determine what time the disconnection took place? If I know this time I can correlate this information with CCTV data to see who did it. The disconnected computers were running Windows 7 and one was a Windows XP machine.

Answer:Who stole the network switch? How to determine what time the network went down from a log?

Maybe possible by looking in Event Viewer ClickHere Might be logged in Event Viewer. I think the path is: Event Viewer, Applications and Services Logs, Microsoft, Windows, Diagnostics-Networking. The Event ID is 6100 I think for disconnections.

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Hi, My 2 year old N200 has lately decided not to boot up first time. Usually it starts third time lucky but this changes in the cold or outside when it can take 7 or 8 goes but it does eventually start.  I think it started after I left the machine running on battery one day forgot about it and the next day it took a few goes to start it after plugging it in to charge up. When it wont start the fan comes on just as the Windows screen comes on and after a few seconds it dies as if I had pressed and held down the power button as you would to switch off if the system wasnt responding and it makes the same noise. When it eventually boots the fan stays silent! Work this one out!! many thanks













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:3000 N200 wont boot first time, but will boot third time!

when did you perform clean windows installation for the last time?

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I'm running XP Home SP3 on a Toshiba Satellite 1135.

Just upgraded from IE7 to IE8 a couple of days back.

Connection to Internet got slower and slower. Now, IE stalls, and I have to use Task Manager to end task so I can start over. The second try is usually successful, but not always.

Suggestions?

Answer:IE8 not starting reliably

IE8 is still buggy on some systems, not sure why. You can remove IE8 an revert back to IE7 and check to see if you get the same results, if not use IE7 till they work the bugs out of IE8

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I have a windows partition on it's own HDD in my Mac Pro. The HDD is a bit noisy and I have a drive ready to replace it, so I want to know the best way to go about it. From what I understand, cloning can be risky and cause errors. What is the most reliable way to do this?

Answer:How to reliably clone an HDD?

http://clonezilla.org/

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In late May 2009, received from MS an update from IE 7 to IE 8. After installing update, IE opened slowly and not always on first try; it would often freeze, have to be ended with Task Manager, and then be re-started. The second try was usually successful, and once open, IE ran normally. The system began a gradual slowdown, IE starting more slowly each time. Also, after clicking a URL, there was often no response.

After posting these symptoms on the IE Forum, I was led through a series of troubleshooting steps, and then got instructions to post on this Forum.

Here are the results I got by following your instructions:


DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by ECG at 11:14:25.27 on Thu 07/09/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_07
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.750.265 [GMT -4:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
FW: ZoneAlarm Firewall *enabled* {829BDA32-94B3-44F4-8446-F8FCFF809F8B}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AskBarDis\bar\bin\AskService.exe
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Answer:IE will not start reliably.

"BUMP, please"

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Greetings,
I have the need for two scanners to be connected to my Dell Optiplex GX270 with Win XP Pro and 1 gig RAM. Scanner 1 is Epson Expression 1680 pro used to scan large transparencies (xray film) and Epson GT-S50 to scan documents. The 1680 is problem free. However, the GT-S50 only works once, right after reboot. After that there is a "can not find, please check connection" error.

Please help.
Cheers!!
 

Answer:2 scanners, only one works reliably

Try using the GT-S50 with other scanner disconnected from your PC.
You might also consider checking for a newer driver on Epson's website: http://www.epson.co.uk/Store/Scanners/Epson-GT-S50/Drivers-Support?supportLandingPage=true
 

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Vista laptop, integrated card reader. I use a 128mB SD card in my camera. After taking photos I remove the card and use the card reader on my computer to transfer images using Nikon software. The software has worked faultlessly for 5 years.Recently I did the above, pulled out the card, but then reinserted it to check something only to find it wasn't recognised and didn't show in 'My Computer' as it usually does. Restarting the computer restores the recognition process but only once as above. A System Restore didn't change anything...I have read that removing through the 'Safely Remove Hardware' utility uninstalls the reader software so I don't do that.Is this a USB issue? Or is there a Vista issue with SD cards? Or might there be a rogue entry in the Registry?Any suggestions, any fixes, whatever?

Answer:SD card not recognised reliably

The "safely remove hardware" is something you should use, it doesn't uninstall anything, it simply checks and if neccessary stops any read/write cycles to the card allowing it to be removed. Removing any USB device like a card when it is actually being written to is asking for trouble.Does Vista's "auto play" detect the card when you insert it. You say it's worked for 5 years ? What has ? Vista hasn't been around that long, do you mean your Nikon software... that's a diferent issue.Have you tried another card, or reformatted this one and tried again.

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Here's the problem:

I have an old computer which used to have windows xp on it and I have now put on Ubuntu Linux. I want to connect to our home wireless network. Unfortunately when it tries to connect it fails more often than not. Often you have to try something like six or more times before a connection is made. Once it connects the connection seems to be pretty stable.

Any suggestions on what I need to do to make it more reliable in its connection?
Here's the background info:

The PC is a Pentium III with a PCI wireless card made by Peak Hardware. The underlying technology is a TI ACX III 54bps wireless and the subsystem is Abocom Systems Inc Device ab90.

I am connecting to a Linksys wireless router (one of the WRT54G series).

The signal strength according to the computer, when connected, varies from 55-65%. At 60% I get Signal level:-57 dBm Noise level:-96 dBm. I have tried moving the router and got around 80% signal strength but continued to have problems. I am on channel 1. There are six other wireless networks that I can see. Three on channel 7, one on channel 9, one on channel 11 and one other on channel 1 like me (their signal level is -90 dBm).

I am connecting via WPA-TKIP. All settings on the router are otherwise set to the standard 'out-of-the-box' settings (I think).

I am running the Windows driver within NDISWrapper. I am running the Peak recommended windows driver. This problem was occurring under Windows XP before I migrated to Ubun... Read more

Answer:How can I get my wifi to connect more reliably?

WPA will usually run on older hardware, obviously the driver has to support WPA. Any encryption does tend to reduce the range, for reasons I've never fully understood.
 

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I just purchased a SATA3 128 GB solid-state drive and have been trying to use Acronis TrueImage to transfer my current partitions and I must say without ease. Needing to run start-up repairs after the data has been transferred to new drive but they are not solving the problem. Is there an easier program or should I say more failsafe as I have previously had no problems with Acronis TrueImage but this is the first time I have tried to restore partitions to a smaller disk even though the 128 GB is still larger than my data. I guess this is not much information but at this point I'm fairly frustrated and looking for an easier way without having to do a clean install.
Cheers

Answer:How to transfer data from HDD to SSD reliably.

acronis has often been painfully slow for me, but I have never experienced the kind of problem you are apparently having with it.
There is an enormous amount of apps out there for this though.
My suggestion is you move to a partition clone app.
Very similar to what you are using with trueimage, but a bit simpler / less to go wrong.

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My reliably monitor got stuck from 3 months ago, so i cleared it, however, now it is blank and is not displaying anything, what should i do. Please help

Answer:Reliably monitor not displaying anything

have you disabled "Windows Event Collector" and "Windows Event Log" services..... This needs to be set to automatic

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Computer:
Windows XP
P4 1.8 GHz
1 GB Ram
Soyo P41 Firedragon Motherboard in Custom Case

Disk 1 has 2 partitions 100 GB ea NTFS (C & G) Disk 2 has 2 partitions FAT 32 67 & 93 GB.

GigE Network I/F
Bluetooth
Firewire
Cardreader
6 USB (3 1.0 and 3 2.0)
2 DVD R/W, one Dual Layer Plextor PX760A

This computer has been stable for several years, received constant maintenance (defrag, spyware and virus protection and scans and sits behind a NAT firewall in a LAN with a number of other computers) Apparently after installing proxy software, Ghostsurf 2006 Platinum, and at about the same time uninstalling Kaspersky Security Suite because it hogged the system and I could not get adequate support - in that timeframe, the problem started. Programs either do not start when double-clicked or seem to queue up to start. For example (IE is one that queus) I can click on IE and it will not start, I wait 5 minutes, click again, up to many times. Suddenly many instances of IE will start including the first (determined by count). Even items invoked at the cmd prompt, such as "ping" do not start the first time in general. Clicking on the command prompt icon usually opens a cp window, then the cp window immediately closes. On the nth try, it will stay open, where n can be from 1 to aprox 25 or so. Some programs queue, others close immediately most of the time and stay open or start all queued instances on the nth try. The problem is less severe right after reboot when most programs... Read more

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hey, built a computer last year and for the first month or two it seemed to be working fine, but after that its started to not turn on. when i press the power button it will all light up and the fans will start turning and the AudioBoost chip on the motherboard lights up too but it never gets to the bios screen and my monitor just says no signal and then there is no way to turn it off apart from switching the psu off, but occasionally it will turn on and work fine but that's after a lot of attempts of turning it on and it not working and normally its a few days laterthe hardware i have is:motherboard: msi 970 gamingcpu: fx-8350ram: 8gb corsair vengeancegpu: msi gtx 970 (and originally 1gb gigabyte gpu but it does the same thing with both cards)psu: corsair vs650ive spoke to msi support and they told me to try clearing the CMOS which didn't do anything apart from the next time it did turn on it said that the cmos had been cleared and asked if i wanted to continue or go to setupthey told me to take each component out and put it back in and test it one by one and it didnt do anything either and try all the ram slots one by oneand they told me to unplug the cd drive and hard drive and try update the bios which didnt do anything or updateso now they've told me to speak to the shop i bought the motherboard from, so i emailed them about an hour ago but i thought i would try a chatroom and i got told to post a thread on the forum because it would be easier so does anyo... Read more

Answer:pc doesn't reliably turn on

so i managed to get it to turn on again and i tried the live update and updated everything rather than just trying to update the bios and this time it says the bios was updated so im going to try turning it on again tomorrow to see if it will still turn on okay

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Hello

I need your assistance with wake on lan.

hardware
Asrock b75m B75 mobo, realtek NIC onboard, win 7 x64.

issues
I could wake the pc before so i assume the tools are working and the configuration is correct. Wol in the bios is active and the option in the nic driver in the OS too. The system is setup to enter sleep mode automatically.

The last attempts to wake the pc up were unsuccessful though. The sleep led was buzzing but sending the magic packet didn't do anything.

What could interfere with wakeup? Is there maybe a bios bug? Or an OS/driver issue?

Answer:PC wont reliably wake on lan

It could be a driver issue or it may be caused by a firewall blocking the relevant port. Try to temporarily disable your firewall and test.

Also, try the wake on LAN from a clean boot mode (Bar any applications that are needed in order to get it to work) and see if that resolves anything. If it does then a third party application will be interfering.

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Josh

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I have problems with the boot time and shut down time of my Thinpad Edge. It takes about 30 seconds (the loading screen) after I log in using password until the desktop appears. And then everytime I shut down the computer, it keeps showing the "waiting for background program to close" screen but there aren't any program listed in the screen. Does anyone know how to improve this?

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 14 experiencing slow boot time and shut down time

hey nitefury,did you install any new software or run and anti-virus programs ? There are some software that takes system resources but wont show at the "waiting for the background program to close" section.also check if you have any application that "runs when windows starts"





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Not sure if any one has already posted this and got replies...my T400 has a strange issue. it takes a lot time in pre-boot... a cursor blinks on the top left corner for 5+ minutes and then loads the 'Windows loading...' screen for about another 5 mins and finally shows the windows logon screen. Additionaly, when i hit shutdown, i am fine. if i hit restart - i am sitting there for ever.  my laptop has 8GB RAM + 256 GB SSD + Windows 7 Ultimate x64. 

Answer:T400 boot time takes long time & has issue with restart

Srini shared the following observation via twitter... perhaps the community can help?
 
@lenovoforums my T400 takes 10mins to boot; and doesnt restart properly. looks like a famous issue every one has out there #lenovo #thinkpad

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After update from w8.1 to W10, the laptop does not enter sleep mode in a regular manner. First time I close the lid it stays awake. opening and closing the lid makes it go into sleep mode. Apparently an event code bug. any fix for this?

Answer:T430 does not go reliably into sleep mode after Wi...

Somehow, for no apparent reason the problem fixed itself after 48 hours. Maybe MS installed some "security" update that took away the problem.

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For the three years I used XP, I desperately needed to use it's restore points to fix a serious problem. In both cases it failed miserably. I would pick a restore point, and XP would start to copy files like everything was OK, and then reboot. Just about the time the desktop started loading, I would get "restore failed", with no explanation. Researching the Internet showed it might be my antivirus and/or firewall interfering. I turned both off and it still failed. Never did figure out why. Because of that, I bought DriveClone as an alternate, and it worked everytime I used it.

Fast forward to new Dell computer with W7. Decided to try a W7 restore point and I'm met with the error message attached. Nooo . . . not again. Disabled Zonealarm and Sunbelt VIPRE through msconfig, booted up and verified they weren't running. Tried the restore point again, and again it failed with the same message.

FINALLY, I tried accessing the restore point from W7's "System Recovery" console (F8). Success! I've tried it a couple more times since with success, as long as I invoke it from F8 during boot up. Call me naive, but I didn't initially realize you could access that from F8. Seems odd to me that the error message doesn't tell you about this option.

Can I really really count on W7's restore points to be more reliable then XP was? Yes, I do complete image backups on occasion, but don't always remember to do them often enough, and they might require goin... Read more

Answer:Can I Reliably Count On W7 Restore Points?

First a disclaimer Nothing can ever be 100% reliable

Win7 restore points are generally much more reliable than windows XP, and I have heard far fewer failure reports than with XP.

With you particular experience the fact that the restore worked from the recovery console (windows not running) after failing when inside windows would point to some blocking application - sometimes even items disabled in MSconfig will still load drivers or services - this may be happening in your case

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I have Outlook set up on my wife's laptop to receive from her 2 roadrunner accounts.

Because she doesn't always connect via roadrunner I had to use my own virtual server to act as the smtp relay.

The problem is that while it always works from my laptop using Thunderbird (I always send and receive via my virtual server), she can receive only.

When she sends via my server, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I have checked and rechecked the settings. I have deleted and redone the account several times. Nothing seems to work. Is outlook just a bad program?
 

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I've got two different CD/DVD Drives in my desktop that often do not open when the button is pushed. The seem to be jammed. I get the led light and I can hear that it's attempting to open, and it moves a small fraction of an inch, but it appears to be stuck. They will eventually open after repeated tries. The condition appears to be intermittent. On rare occaisions, they will open on the first depression of the button. Sometimes one will open and the other will be difficult. Originally, I thought this was an operating system issue, but I'm installing a new OS with bare drives and the doors were misbehaving.

Has anyone experienced this annoyance and found a solution? Do these doors need to be cleaned and lubricated?

Regards

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When released, Microsoft, with emphasis, said that the preview version was only for developers and it was recommended to install on a secondary device. But recently I read that Mobile version already is stable and can be used normally, but I'm still afraid... Someone who uses on his cell could confirm for me that the version already is stable? thanks :)

Answer:Using WM10 reliably on a daily basis?

And i'm wandering the same thing for my L930. But i'd get over most things, i'm just curious about some apps, do they work on WP10?
Here's a list i'm most worried about:
Cam Scanner
Sport tracking apps Elan skis and Endomondo
FTP server
Photosynth
Push TV (or a TV series notifier similar app)
Rawer
Shazam
Simple timesheet
Tubecast
Wp torrent (or other free torrent app)
The rest i use is from Microsoft or Lumia exclusive, so i know it is there (or coming soon). Also, is the gmail/outlook still in the same app? Joined together?
Thanks for any info.
Take care

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I actually do run WinXP on the primary HDD (which indeed is a SSD and is numbered "0" by the Bios) and I managed to install and run a license of Win 7 on a 2nd HDD in the HDD-bay instead of having there the CD/DVD but after a few weeks when I boot from the 2nd device (which is numbered "1" by the BIOS) the only thing I get is the start menü for the install procedure, the so-called Rescue & Recovery by Lenovo ...... Can anyone help me pls? .... What is wrong here? Thanks T500 (2082-8WG) | CD2 - P8700 | 3 GB RAM | 128 GB MMCRE28G5MXP-0VB | 320 GB HDD | 15,4" WSXGA+ | ATI HD 3650 | Win XPP| Cinebench 2010: 2627, 5162R500 (2714-AAG) | CD2 - T6670 | 3 GB RAM | 250 GB HDD | 15,4" WSXGA | Win XPP | Cinebench 2010: 2367, 4319

Answer:Someone here running reliably and steadily two different O/S (on 2 different HDD) in his T5xx ??

Hey Icarni,
 
Did you make any changes before the issue started? From what I can tell it seems that on the second HDD where you have your second OS is missing. Could you post a screen shot of that HDD just so we can be sure that the OS is still there and that we could have a pointing issue or something is funky with BIOS.
 
Best Regards,
 
Hiro





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I have a laptop and desktop both running Win7 x64 and connected to a 100baseT Ethernet network (hardwired). The desktop usually comes up under Network in Windows Explorer on the laptop, but the laptop only occasionally comes up under Network in Windows Explorer on the desktop. The laptop tends to be visible on the desktop after I boot the laptop, and then will disappear when it goes to sleep and then wakes up later. Is there some way to force some sort of network "refresh" on either the laptop or desktop? Something else I should try? Thanks.

Answer:My laptop is not reliably visible to my desktop

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Involute


I have a laptop and desktop both running Win7 x64 and connected to a 100baseT Ethernet network (hardwired). The desktop usually comes up under Network in Windows Explorer on the laptop, but the laptop only occasionally comes up under Network in Windows Explorer on the desktop. The laptop tends to be visible on the desktop after I boot the laptop, and then will disappear when it goes to sleep and then wakes up later. Is there some way to force some sort of network "refresh" on either the laptop or desktop? Something else I should try? Thanks.


You can try turning off some of the power saving options via the control panel "Power Options".


You can also try turning off the power saver for the network connection via Device Manager>Network Adaptors> right click on the device you are using to connect to the internet then choose Properties, then choose Power Management and uncheck the power saving option for the network adaptor.

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I need to be able to reliably and remotely restart a service from cmd/batch.

So far I have been doing

Code:
sc \\server stop servicename
sc \\server start servicename

But because of a timing issue this invariably leaves the service as just stopped. So I introduced a time wait between the two commands, but this doesn't always work, if the server is slow to respond to the first one, it's not ready by the time of the second one and the service never restarts.

Anyone got any good reliable method for restarting a service and making sure it comes back up from cmd/batch?
 

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When I start the computer up, the Windows Boot Manager screen comes on. I press enter, but every time the desktop comes up, the icons have rearranged themselves to be as close to the left hand side of the screen as possible. Also, the computer is chucking me out of games sometimes, when before they didnt. Could I be infected?

This is the first post I have done on this forum, so if I have done something wrong, please let me know. Thanks

Answer:Windows Boot Manager comes up every time I turn on the computer, Icons re-arrange themselves on desktop every time i start up t...

Hello. Have I done something wrong in my posting? Please let me know if I have. It has now been over 48 hours since I asked my question. Has anyone ever had this problem before or am I over-reacting.

Thankyou

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Hello:

Each time I turn on my computer and as it is boots up it will delay for a time with a line that reads something like ...Automatic IDE Configuration.... and then a message that my date and time are incorrect. The date goes back to Nov. 2003. Once I correct the date, time and year things seem to perform ok. Any suggestions on how to correct this problem would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Computer date, time and year change each time I boot up

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Hi,

I am running XP Home SP3 on an Asus 1005HA netbook

Every time I boot up I get a message to say that either I can press F1 to enter setup to set date/time or press F2 to load default values

If I choose F1 and enter the correct date/time and press F10 to save and exit - XP then starts up normally but the next time I boot up, the same problem occurs.

[If I select F2, then XP loads normally]

What can I do to fix this?

Thanks for any help in advance
 

Answer:Solved: CMOS Set date/time message every time I boot up

Your motherboard battery is dead. You can get a new one at any drug store for about $5.
 

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Okay, so everytime I run Chkdsk it always finds errors on the disk. I am unsure why, but if I run chkdsk back to back, it will keep constantly find new errors every time. Also, the Chkdsk takes about 2 and a half hours to complete, and always gets stuck at 10% for most of that time. [I run Chkdsk /f /r, it reboots the computer and runs]

This is what I have tried so far:
1) Running SFC /SCANNOW. It has fixed errors in the past used alongwith DISM. I just ran SFC again to be sure, no errors found.
2) Checking computer for malware. I have Malwarebytes Pro and Bitdefender Pro. I seriously doubt malware caused this since I have at most found 5 minor threats on my computer in the past year. Just to be sure, I ran a few scans in safe mode with Malwarebytes, and Hitman Pro, etc. All clean.

More Info on my problem:
The reason why I found out about the Chkdsk problem is because my computer has started booting up slow. About 2 weeks ago my computer would take 10 seconds to go from POST to login screen. Now it takes over 75 seconds [With Windows 8 Fast Start up Enabled]. I began investigating why, with no apparent reason. No big start up items, nothing running at start up that shouldn't be there.

Lately, I have been reading Errors and Warnings in Event Viewer as an idea to figure if anything was wrong. I have dealt with a few errors individually, but no improvement.

Here is some Info on programs I use on my computer.
1) Malwarebytes PRO [In Startup]
2) Bitdefender Total Security 2015... Read more

Answer:Chkdsk finds errors every time I run it [Slow Boot Time]

What make of hard drive? Best to run their drive checking tool if they have one. Does SMART show anything bad especially high reallocated sector count?

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Hi Everyone,

I hope anyone can help me with my problem with my laptop! Currently when I log onto my computer, it takes more than 5 minutes to load. I have already browsed through many threads and have minimized the number of start-up programs. It was a little better but it still wasn't like how it was before.

Also, when I want to shutdown my computer, I have to wait 10 minutes before I will hear the "Windows turning-off sound" and it will shutdown. Does anyone have any clue about how to fix this?

The computer in general appears to be running smoothly once everything is loaded into the computer except for when I want to add/remove any programs where there is a huge lag after uninstalling a program!

These problems started occurring about a couple days ago. I haven't been doing anything differently nor have I installed any new programs onto the new computer. I have scanned for viruses using Symantec Endpoint Protection (and no results) and also used CCleaner to clean everything else.

Here are my laptop specifications:

Dell Latitude ATG D630
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T9500 @ 2.60 GHz
2 GB of RAM
Operating System: Windows XP Professional Version 2002 SP3
If any help can be provided, it will be much appreciated!!

Thank you in advance!
 

Answer:HELP! Long boot time and shutdown/restart time!!

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I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this as I'm not sure if its a problem with vista or my hardware. For about a year or so my computer has had issues starting. When I first turn on my computer it could do one of two things. Either it could start normally and work fine or the screen will start flashing every 5 seconds or so. It flashes to the normal loading screen but the keyboard and mouse do not work and it doesn't actually function. The only way to get it to work is restarting it until it seems to load normally which could take 30 minutes of just restarting over and over again. When it does eventually start it works fine but if left on for a long time it will eventually freeze and crash and the computer won't turn on for hours (overheating probably?). I recently gave my computer to a Microcenter to run a diagnostic and repair it if they could but all they did was reinstall vista and tell me the problem was fixed (along with a lovely charge for having them fix it) but they didn't actually fix anything. I hope someone knows what the problem could be. Thanks in advance!

Answer:My computer has problems starting and running reliably

helloI would test the RAM 1st. http://www.ehow.com/how_2020294_test-ram-computer.htmlgood luck

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Hi! Sometimes it works, sometimes it takes the skin of my fingers to get two finger scroll working. The system update does not see a reason to update the drivers. Is there more effective software for the synaptic touchpad to do two finger scroll?

Answer:t430s Two finger scroll not working reliably

Hi, theking2
 
System Update is a very useful tool, but I find it best to always check for driver updates manually, just in case the updater missed something. The latest version of the Syanptics driver can be found here and may help your issue.
 
Hope it helps,
Adam





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Sometimes, my Surface pro 2 calendar running windows 10 doesn't sync with my phone. It would be so much better if it never synced with the phone, because then I would be ready for it, but no..it's only occasional.
Windows 10 just isn't doing it for me. I have had more annoyances since getting it. It seems the only thing people are raving about in the system is the settings and frankly, that is not make putting up with all these little pains worth it.

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For some time now I've noticed that much of the time my BenQ CDRW drive will only recognize and read disks occasionally, regardless of the type (RW's, music, games etc). I can't figure out why it would work sometimes and not other times; restarting sometimes helps but not always.

I have this drive installed as the slave to a DVD-Rom which works fine.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

48x16x48 BenQ CD-RW
2.0GhZ Athlon64 3200+
1GB RAM
40GB HD
XP SP2
450W PSU
 

Answer:CDRW refuses to recognize disks reliably

I used to have a BenQ CDRW drive that started doing exactly the same thing. It just got worse and worse. In the end I just replaced it.

Regards Howard
 

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Not sure if this is the best place to post this. Move it if you like, or let me know where to put it. Thx.
Also, not sure if the MS tech folks watch things here.. If so, I'd like to flag this as feedback to microsoft. See below. If not that's fine too.

I used Win 7 for many years capturing Fraps videos and editing them for youtube.
Just upgraded my machines to Win 10 and Fraps playback with Win Media Player is not reliable. The Movie player refuses to play the captured videos. Not clear why these two apps would use different playback engines, but Movie Player only plays the audio with a black screen. Win Media Player works mostly. However, it often stops well into the video with an error crashing the app.

I know these videos are ok, since Corel Video Studio 5 and 6 both open the videos correctly and can easily edit them and create MP4s from them. So the formats of the videos are fine, as they always have been.

Anybody else seen this behavior?

Also, I know that Win 10 has some Gamer stuff in it, connections with XBox and Gamer DVR, etc., but I don't have an Xbox, don't want to get one, And don't want to log my desktop machines in with a Microsoft account. They already know way too much about me. I'm not looking to have them get a ping every time I log into one of my machines, or who knows what else they are saving. Any, the first thing that the Win10 Gamer app required was for me to log into my MS account, which based on other things, will change my Desktop Account to con... Read more

Answer:Fraps videos don't play back reliably

Just tried VLC at VideoLAN - VLC: Official site - Free multimedia solutions for all OS! and it works fine. Someone let Microsoft know please. I have no clue how to do that. Thanks. Enjoy.
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OK I have concast. The indicator in Local Area Connection Status invariably tells me I have 100Mbps. I don't. The first week or three of service it was fine and ran quite well. Then it suddenly took a turn for the slow. Ihad thought it was Toshiba as I'd sent my machine in for the BIOS recall and when it came back it was slow slow slow. I complained but they denied having done anything evenm though the lojack has been activated. Lojack can't help me shut it off as they cannot find my machine.

OK I'm living with it. now I find this FCC websight that tests your connection speed. the MLAB test usually shows between 14-22 Mbps and the OOKLA test shows from 17-30 Mbps. SO now I have a range which is considerably less than what I am paying for but I want to establish a record over time of exactly what speeds I am getting. Like this morning it can barely change between pages of the paper without taking more than a minute.
I have an A135 with a 7200rpm HD that made this thing run faster than my L305 until Toshiba reset the BIOS and activated the lojack.

Again I'm looking for a reliable way to measure my connection speed. Being able to monitor it constantly would be great.
The FCC site; http://www.broadband.gov/ only tests it once on each method after entering your geographic location. To retest you have to re-enter your information.
 

Answer:Solved: How do I reliably monitor my connection speed?

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EDIT: For anyone surfing on this issue and arriving here, be advised I've decided simply that the ancient motherboard in this computer simply did not work reliably with my SSD and so I've abandoned the effort.
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I'd love if someone here would help me out. This PC does not reliably go into S3 standby, such that while a WOL or keystroke will wake it, this means only that it powers-up but does not start the monitor nor show the keyboard LEDs resetting with Numlock ON as normal. I have to hit reset or power off/on and the I get a startup screen that says it didn't shut down cleanly and usually I Start Windows Normally and it boots fine. Later I do diskchecks and have never had any serious corruptions.

I tried S1 mode, where it seems to work reliably, and after setting BIOS to S3 again on Thursday afternoon it's worked fine i.e. go into Standby, wake automatically for backup to WHS2011 Server, sleep again, a couple of wake/sleeps yesterday by me, and this morning it awakened for Backup fine, and I awakened it from Standby after Backup fine, but then I put it to sleep with AFAIK the standard Windows API (via control gadget) and I got a bad start again about a half hour ago. This is a typical scenario, where it works some times but not (maddeningly) others, and I can't find the "why not".

What is most peculiar to me about these instances is that the System Log never records anything at the time it actually went into Standby--there are no status or error messages, ... Read more

Answer:Computer does not reliably enter Standby/S3 mode

Code:
BugCheck D1, {fffff80403885da0, 2, 8, fffff80403885da0}

Probably caused by : storport.sys ( storport!RaidpAdapterTimerDpcRoutine+5b )

Followup: MachineOwner
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Code:
Image name: storport.sys
Timestamp: Tue Feb 04 07:06:50 2014 (52F04432)
Storport.sys is the generic storage port driver. It is not the actual cause of the BSOD, but it indicates about the storage controller elements of the chipset.

Your SATA/AHCI controller is the element of the nvidia nforce chipset. Which is too old.

Code:
Image name: nvstor64.sys
Timestamp: Fri Apr 09 14:52:41 2010 (4BBEF1E1)
About nforce updates, what I see that nvidia is pretty out of the market of chipsets, nforce is almost obsolete nowadays. There is not a big scope of update to it.

Still, search for any possible Chipset/BIOS update for your MSI MS-7380. If you get any, apply it.

Please be aware that the BIOS update process is risky. If you dont have any prior experience with it, dont do it yourself. Take assistance of anybody who knows. (I am not aware of your skill levels. So please dont take this word otherwise.).

Let us know the situation.

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Hello, I have been experiencing a problem for a few days now. It occurred around when I updated Microsoft Security Essentials, but I don't think that is the cause. I don't know how the streaming works on Bandcamp, but I am having the same problem with Twitch archived videos.
On Twitch, I watch an ad then the content doesn't load.
When I click on a song to play it on Bandcamp's site it just has an endless buffering icon.
This sometimes just goes back to normal for seemingly no reason. This "normal" state only lasts about 30 minutes, though.

I've tried:
-disabling extensions in Chrome (currently all disabled)
-restarting computer

Thanks for your time.

Edit: So no help on the forums here or on Chrome. I've also tried emailing Bandcamp, which didn't help much. Seems like this is going to be a real hassle to deal with.

Answer:Can't reliably stream Bandcamp files (regardless of browser)

Clean boot,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/179159-troubleshoot-application-conflicts-performing-clean-startup.html
Troubleshooting for win-7,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/220165-troubleshooting-steps-windows-7-a.html

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I have three computers wired to my D-Link DSL-504T modem/router.

Since upgrading two of my PCs to Widows 10 Pro (activated, clean install) I can no longer get reliable access to my routers configuration screen (192.168.1.1) through these PCs, although my third computer that is still running WinXP has no problem at all. Internet access on all three computers is unaffected and works perfectly.

The two W10 computers get to the router login screen, accept my username and password and then try and display the next status page whereupon the following happens:

Firefox: Stops with 'The connection was reset' error
Edge and Internet Explorer: Sit waiting forever (or as long as I'm prepared to wait!)
Chrome: Occasionally displays part of the status page, but mostly just sits there waiting.

The WinXP PC just sails along, displaying every page instantly and putting two fingers up to its more modern brethren!

I've reset the router and that makes no difference. I've turned off the Windows firewall and that makes no difference. It can't be my AV software (NOD32) as that is only running on one of the W10 PCs. I've flushed the DNS and tried just about everything I can think of and still the two W10 machines fail.

A google search reveals that other people have experienced this problem with other OS's, but no-one has come up with a definitive solution and all the many suggestions that I've tried have made not the slightest difference.

Any of you wise people have any ideas? Pretty please!
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Answer:Can't reliably access my router setup screen after W10

Hey there,

two fast ideas:

a) Have you tried setting a static IP (same subnet as router) and then trying to acces the router again?
b) Is your network a private or public network? Win10 seems to like defaulting networks to public, maybe there are some bugs (you surely saw all the threads and posts about "no connection"). I would try to change it to private and try it again.

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I was going to switch to Server 2012 Essentials but in the past week I've had the eval crash on me twice.

I need something that is a bit more reliable and don't really want to end up paying for 3 2012 Standards if I don't need to for my home network/lab setup.

Granted I use that system for a couple other things as well([email protected],torrents, hosting the share for the VM's used by the other 2 servers) but well I never had WHS2011 crash on me and this last time that 2012 E crashed it wouldn't even do a reboot.

Thanks for your ideas and suggestions.
 

Answer:Can WHS2011 handle DNS/ADDC duties reliably?

Why was server 2012 essentials crashing? You should look into that before jumping ship, as it is most likely a configuration/hardware issue that will show up on a new install.
 

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I have had four BSODs recently, two with error code 0xA and the two older crash dumps occurred on system sleep/resume. I do not know much about what caused the first two, they seemed to happen when I put my laptop to sleep with very low battery but haven't happened since because I've been careful to watch the battery a bit better. The third occurred while streaming a .mkv file to my PS3 with PS3 Media Server. It was about an hour into streaming when the BSOD occurred. My video card drivers were old at the time, so I upgraded them trying to fix it but obviously I haven't fixed it yet. I also ran Memtest86+ which could find no memory errors.

The most recent BSOD occurred while I was transferring some files with Filezilla. I also had Chrome open with a few tabs, but the laptop was not excessively hot or anything. The transfer had been running for about 10 minutes when the crash happened. I have attached the results of running the jcgriff2 BSOD Dump & System File collection app and system health report. More than anything, I'm worried about the most recent 2 BSODs. I'm pretty sure I've got the older ones figured out, but I have attached them so that they may help.

The system is
Windows 7 Professional x64
MSDNAA edition
Original OS installed was Windows Vista
Windows 7 was installed ~1.5-2 years ago
Model: Acer Aspire 6930-6942

Answer:Seemingly random BSODs that I cannot reliably reproduce

Hi.

Update the software\driver for your Intel 5100 wifi.
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Default.aspx

Finish and post back.

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My W540 does not reliably sleep, and does not reliably stay asleep. Several times, I have found my laptop on while inside a confined bag. When a notebook lid is closed, it should be off period! I feel that this is a serious safety and reliability issue. Please fix this. BrendaEM




[Present: W540/K2100/4800QM/24GB. Past: X220, S10, T61P]

Answer:Safety Issue: W540 Does Not Reliably Sleep

Look in the event viewer to see if a device is failing to sleep.

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I have three computers wired to my D-Link DSL-504T modem/router.

Since upgrading two of my PCs to Widows 10 Pro (activated, clean install) I can no longer get reliable access to my routers configuration screen (192.168.1.1) through these PCs, although my third computer that is still running WinXP has no problem at all. Internet access on all three computers is unaffected and works perfectly.

The two W10 computers get to the router login screen, accept my username and password and then try and display the next status page whereupon the following happens:

Firefox: Stops with 'The connection was reset' error
Edge and Internet Explorer: Sit waiting forever (or as long as I'm prepared to wait!)
Chrome: Occasionally displays part of the status page, but mostly just sits there waiting.

The WinXP PC just sails along, displaying every page instantly and putting two fingers up to its more modern brethren!

I've reset the router and that makes no difference. I've turned off the Windows firewall and that makes no difference. It can't be my AV software (NOD32) as that is only running on one of the W10 PCs. I've flushed the DNS and tried just about everything I can think of and still the two W10 machines fail.

A google search reveals that other people have experienced this problem with other OS's, but no-one has come up with a definitive solution and all the many suggestions that I've tried have made not the slightest difference.

Any of you wise people have any ideas? Pretty please!
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Answer:Can't reliably access my router setup screen after W10

Hey there,

two fast ideas:

a) Have you tried setting a static IP (same subnet as router) and then trying to acces the router again?
b) Is your network a private or public network? Win10 seems to like defaulting networks to public, maybe there are some bugs (you surely saw all the threads and posts about "no connection"). I would try to change it to private and try it again.

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Is it possible to discover the previous drive letter assignments on an old boot drive?

I have a Windows 7 boot drive that previously was part of a system with 8 hard drives. I cloned the boot drive from this system and moved to a newer system, on which I've since done an "upgrade in place" to Windows 10 Pro. I have some software that expects the drive letters be the same as the old system (in order to find certain resources.) Ideally I would like to simply change the drive letters in the new system to match the drive letters in the old system, unfortunately, I don't remember exactly what those are. So ... instead of testing a bunch of different letter assignments, I was hoping this information might still be available on the original boot drive. Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Determine the former drive letter assignments on an old boot drive

Welcome to the forum. The only way I can think of is look at the software either in a config file or registry searching the reg for the software should then tell you the drive I assume you know the folders for the software. You may only need to do it a couple of times

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Is it possible to conveniently, reliably and safely disable and restart WWAHost.exe?
WWAHost.exe tampers with the threads of a web-hosted, sandboxed secure browser that I have been trying to use. The product is Quarri's myPOQ.
WWAHost.exe is controlled by WinRT. Therefore, I can not terminate it via Task Manager. If I use Process Hacker I can terminate it, but it will restart...which immediately causes the secure browser to close.
*** WARNING: Do NOT use Process Hacker to Terminate and Block WWAHost.exe. Doing so will cause the permissions of various folders to be revoked. Consequently, all Metro Apps will not function properly (they will launch, then immediately close). While this can be fixed, the only practical way to do so is to revert to a Restore Point. The alternative is a cumbersome permission reset of all the affected folders plus multiple registry edits. In short, don't do it!
Or is it possible to terminate and restart all Metro Apps at one time in a safe manner (without messing with WWAHost.exe)?
What, if anything, can I do?
Stumped...

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I have two Lenovo monitors (D221 and L192p) connected to my W510 via a dock.  When I connected them, they were both recognised and an appropriate image was presented on each display whilst using a DVI connector. Now however, the D221 will only display Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit when connected using a VGA connector - the monitor is simply not recognised as being present when connected by the DVI cable alone.  This is despite the BIOS boot screen and the Windows boot image being available via the DVI connection! Viewing the Windows NVIDIA Control Panel, I see both monitors, but the EDID info for the D221 is listed as a VGA connection. RegardsGuy

Answer:Unable to *reliably* connect to two DVI monitors to W510 via dock

Hi GuyI have the exact same issue. Did you find a solution? Cheers,Peder

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time and date changes every time i boot the system.......i happen to set de date and time every time.......how do i solve this problem?

Answer:time and date changes every time i boot the system?

You need to change the CMOS battery on the motherboard. See the link below.https://www.google.com/search?q=pho...

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When I load Vista I find that the clock is at a time close to midnight (regardless of the real time) and the date has changed to 31 December 2006. This problem started about 5 or 6 weeks ago. I updated the bios and emptied CMOS and the problem ceased. During this week the problem has reappeared. I have an Abit KN9Ultra m/b, AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+, 2 X 2 Gbyte DDR2 Twin2X memory and a 400w Akasa psu.

Answer:Vista date and time changes every time I boot up

Sounds as if your on-board battery (CMOS battery) needs changing.

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HI again Toshiba users.

Since I've had my Satellite L500D I've had a problem with TSST corpCD/DVDW TS-L633C ODD. I run 3 OS ( Tri-boot ) and all have the same issue, so, even though I've upgraded the firmware to the TO02 version, I cannot get this drive to work reliably. Once in a while it will 'play' the DVD / CD but most often not.

Basically, when I put a DVD or CD in, the drive makes a "hunting" noise and nothing else happens.

I've been down several tracks from high-low registry settings, OS specific upgrading, and tonight a firmware upgrade.

Because of the propriety programs I use on this system I cannot surrender this unit to some 'tech shop', even if there was a local one.

I myself am a qualified technician in the electronic and electrical field but have not been exposed to the workings of such a DVD drive so seek guidance here before I put on the magnifying classware and go for a look.

My problem, what do I look for ?

Any suggestions anyone ?

Answer:Satellite L500D - Cannot get Optical disc drive to work reliably

Hello

Which Satellite L500D do you have exactly (L500D-xxx)?
Have you downloaded TO02 from Toshiba support and download page?

To be honest I don?t know what the problem can be but you can remove existing HDD, put other HDD, install OS using Toshiba recovery image (I hope you have created recovery DVD) and test ODD functionality with clean preinstalled OS (factory state).

If the problem persists maybe you should contact authorized Toshiba service provider and ask for help. They can check ODD and replace it if necessary.

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Audio CDs- couldn't open 3 out of 3 (all ok on a desktop)Digital CDs- could open 5 out of 6 (all ok on a desktop)DVDs- could open 1 out of 3 (all ok on a desktop) Brand new PC with XP. Any suggestions? Thanks,CharlieMessage Edited by charlie_schultz on 11-20-2008 06:37 AM

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I've been thinking about jumping back into Windows Insider testing following my fiasco with Build 10080, where it would never read the apps from my SD card reliably. It would read them occasionally, but often, it would take upwards of 15 minutes to do so. And even after it did, most of my apps, even built-in apps, would still crash almost immediately. This problem is the reason why I headed back to 8.1 from build 10080. Now that 10136 is out, I want to make sure this problem is gone before I resume my Insider testing.

Answer:Does Windows 10 Mobile build 10136 read SD card apps reliably?

No, it's still not working reliably at all.

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The adapter cannot keep a 2.4 GHZ connection and has trouble with wired and wireless at the same time and is missing all advanced settings allowing you to turn off 2.4, etc... I will return my laptop unless this is fixed. This is a fundemental issue with the chipset and design.1. The adapter has no advanced settings. It has been stripped of all the standard configurations.2. I have watched this driver from a monitoring computer standpoint and on 2.4 networks it loses connections all the time and sometimes will get into a connection loop when there is hard wire and wireless are on at the same time.3. When both adapters are enabled it does not work well at all.4. Signal strength / antenna performance is terrible. Side by side comparison with other devices shows bad performance. -50 vs -90 etc... a big swing in signal strength.There needs a new driver with ALL ADVANCED SETTINGS - for example prefer 5GHZ networks.no settings

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I love Vista x64 but... One thing Mainboard makers ignore and I hope this thread will somehow with luck open their eyes to work on a better method of booting and shutting down a computer, I'm not blaming OS because it takes serveral seconds just to post, so the blame goes to hardware. MAC Mainboards boot within secs where as PC Mainboards take forever even with fast multicore processors, even shutting down. I would pay extra bucks for a different hardware method without resorting to switching OS and hardware.

Thanks for listening to my gripe.

Answer:Time to work on Boot-time

yeah i know , my P5B also takes ages to boot-up.
If you want a speedy boot-up (better than intel neways) but are ready to sacrifice some performance then you should go AMD.
I have an AMD 4000+ in my other Machine and it realls boots up twice as much faster than this Intel system.For some reason,AMD systems do tend to boot-up quicker.

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Problem with Diskeeper 2008
When trying to do a boot time defrag using diskeeper 2008 I get the following message:

Some argument was unrecognized or conflicting, boot-time not running...

The defrag is then skipped leaving my MFT and Paging file badly fragmented
I?ve Googled but can only find one post (That?s right only one post on all of Google) that mentions this error message but no solution, although I did follow a link that hinted at a possible regedit solution.


The possible solution was:
Go to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager" and remove the string [the name referenced in the message on system startup] from the BootExecute value.
Under normal circumstances only the following would be present:
autocheck autochk *
For Diskeeper it would look like:
autocheck autochk * autocheck AUTONTFS C: PAGE=KEEP DIRS=NONE MFT=MIN

I?ve checked BootExecute in the registry and the string I have reads:
autocheck autochk * autocheck AUTONTFS C: PAGE=MIN DIRS=NONE ENDPAUSE MFT=MIN
I?ve tried to modify string so it reads:
autocheck autochk * autocheck AUTONTFS C: PAGE=KEEP DIRS=NONE MFT=MIN
But after attempting yet another failed boot time defrag I checked the reg only to find that PAGE=KEEP had once again become PAGE=MIN.
I also tried with default autocheck autochk * no luck there either.

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Hi guys,
I have a lab with 40 Dell OptiPlex 9030 AIO (touchscreen) desktops.  These computers all have up to date BIOS firmware.  They are running in UEFI mode with a well tested Windows 10 image, as are all of our labs.
The problem that I am running into is that these computers randomly, upon reboot, will enter the one-time boot menu screen instead of booting into Windows.
If I reboot the entire room, 2-6 random computers will enter into the one-time boot menu.  At that point I can either reboot the computer, or choose the Windows partition to enter enter into Windows.  The lab with this particular model of AIO is the only lab that is affected.  The computers that behave like this could be any of the 40 in the room, and the problem does not consistently happen.  It seems totally random.  When affected, the computer will reboot to the Dell logo screen, then the yellow Preparing One Time Boot Menu text will appear and they'll get stuck here.
I have not been able to dig up any potential causes to this problem.  I've thoroughly looked through the BIOS options, and I cannot see any settings that could be causing this to randomly happen.
This is a really strange problem that I have not encountered previously.  Any insight that you guys have would be really appreciated.  Please let me know if additional information would be helpful, I would be happy to provide it.  Thank you!

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After running a Avast boot time scan on a Aspire 7530 running Windows 7, the laptop is stuck in a startup repair loop which cant be fixed. Cannot get into safe mode either.

Problem details from the failed startup repair - OsVersionMismatch.
Recovery options using the windows installation disk gave me an error I was using a version of recovery tools that was not compatible with my version of Windows.

Using the command prompt I have tried chkdsk /r but it says the disc is write protected.

Next I ran diskpart and cleared the write protection on C drive

Tried chkdsk /r again - this is what I got...

X:\Sources>chkdsk r/
The type of file system is NTFS
Cannot lock the current drive
Windows cannot run disk checking on this volume because it is write protected.

The problem details from the failed startup repair read as follows.

Problem signature:
Problem event name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem signature01: 0.0.0.0
Problem signature02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature03: unknown
Problem signature04: 36
Problem signature05: AutoFailover
Problem signature06: 1
Problem signature07: OsVersionMismatch
OS Version 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
LocalID 1033

Any help is appreciated.

Answer:[SOLVED] Windows won't boot after running Avast boot time scan -

bump.

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I have a Inspirion 15 5558,with i7, 8GB ram,1TB HDD,My average To reach the login screen was around 45 secs.
I was facing LCD issues, the technician came over and checked the LCD and pasted some stickers on i it so that it can be repaired later.
I found that its taking more than 4 minutes to reach the login screen.
When i contacted the technician he said it was an OS problem and that i should downgrade to 8 or 8.1
so if everyone can comment about their boot time it would be helpful in determining the problem.

Thank you 

Answer:What is the average boot time/average time to reach the login screen of Inspirion 15 5558 Win 10?

" I found that its taking more than 4 minutes to reach the login screen ".

I like to suggest you launch "Startup Repair" in Advanced Startup:
A) Type settings in the (Cortana) search bar, Update & Security, and then Recovery
B) Click Advanced Startup, and then " Restart Now "
C) Troubleshoot, Advanced Options, and then Startup Repairs

I also like to suggest you check Startup in Task Manager.Please disable some of the programs that you don't want running in your startup.
A) Type Task Manager
B) Click Startup

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Please help!
 
The problem occurs when I try to turn on the machine from a cold start up.  Restarting the machine has a normal operation time.  During the time the Laptop is trying to boot and reach the lenovo splashscreen, the power LED stays on and the keyboard backlight remains illuminated.  Toggling the Caps lock key is unresponsive in toggling the caps lock led indicator at this time.  I also tried plugging in an external monitor to see if it that was the issue.
 
I have tried swapping HDD with no success with another HDD from a lenovo Thinkpad, and from another Lenovo y580.  The HDD from my y580 boots on either machine with no problem.  HDD from either machine into my Y580 did not improve the boot time response.
 
When the y580 is trying to reach the splash screen, if I plug in the AC adapter, the machine emits one audio beep.
 
I have tried booting with and without AC adapter and with and without battery input.  All combinations yield long boot times.
 
Boot times in general can vary from 5 mins to 15 mins.  I downloaded lenovo solution center and ran the hardware scan and there was no issue with the mobo or the graphics card.
 
Getting to the 'Lenovo' splashscreen takes around 15 mins. Afterwards, Windows 8.1 loads with no problem and the system is very responsive.  Games and applications run smoothly.  My solution was to keep the computer in hibernation mode when not in use.  After m... Read more

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So yeah, my simple issue is thaht i installed windows 7 on a hard drive, which i later replaced with a Samsung 840 SSD, which also was bootable. So now ive got 2 windows 7 options to boot from, and the only bad thing there is is that it takes 30 extra seconds to boot up, which isnt that much of an issue, but thats mainly why i bought an ssd, to get a quick bootup time, and i only use the FIRST (highlited) option of windows 7....

Answer:Extra Windows 7 Boot option makes pc take more time to boot up.

Type msconfig in start search box. Click it when it pops up. Under the Boot tab, highlight the one you want to remove and Delete>Apply>OK

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After installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS  I was unable to reboot into the newly installed system nor access the one time boot menu from F12 or the BIOS from F2 keys after the DELL logo and bar completed itself and displayed F12 and F2 in the bottom corner of the screen.
I can access  the ePSA Pre-boot System Assessment using CTRL Fn held down at boot.    I have run it twice, returning no faults.   Tapping the F8 key at boot has no effect.
Any help would be very much appreciated, thank you.

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I have been trying to trouble shoot a slow booting Windows XP Pro machine. It currently takes around 145 seconds to fully boot up. Before I started it took over 200 seconds to boot up. While doing research I found a tool called BootLogXP (30 Day Trial) to see how long ever process takes and what takes the most time. I was wondering what kind of times everyone else gets on what systems and what processes are taking the longest?

I've gone to all sorts of tips sights and still haven't found anything that really knocks the boot time down. With increased energy costs I have gone to shutting down or going into hibernate but these boot times are a real drag.

Here are my general system specs:

Dell 9100
Pentium D 820
1 Gig Ram
Windows XP Pro

And here is my BootXPLog report.

 

Answer:Windows XP Boot Time? (Compare your boot times here)

Any errors or warnings in your event logs?
 

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I have a month old Z50 running Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, 2.5GHz Core i5-3210M, 8GB DDR3, HD 4000 Graphics.  I decided to do a little optimization since I hadn't bothered to yet. First I opened msconfig and turned off a few of the updaters (Google, Adobe, etc...) and restarted. It wasn't anything major. My start up time was 20 seconds from the windows starting screen to the time when I saw my account to log in. The Boot Optimizer said boot time was 49 seconds. I figured I would run the Lenovo EE Boot Optimizer since it was there before I did anything else manually. I expected it to give me some options as to how I wanted my optimization done but it went through whatever it does and finished saying my system was optimized. I restarted my computer twice and got the same results both times. It took 35 seconds from the windows starting screen to the log in screen and the Boot Optimizer time at 54-56 seconds. Like I said, I did not do any major manual boot optimization before this. I have included a screenshot of my optimization log. I would like to know what the Boot Optimizer actually did and how to undo the "optimization" which actually hurt my boot time by 57%. The times in the picture from left to right are: 51s, 47s, 46s, 69s, 54s, 56s.

Answer:Lenovo EE Boot Optimizer Slowed Boot Time More

No one knows anything about this program?

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This is on a y510p.
When booting up my laptop it stays stuck on the lenovo logo forever(I've waited over an hour with no change), however if I shutdown my laptop by holding down the power button then immediately turning it back on again. It will boot up with the spinning icon like normally, but it will take about 8 minutes. After that long booting up process, the laptop acts completely normal as if nothing is wrong. I was thinking if replacing the hard drive will solve this issue?
 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

Answer:Y510p - Takes 2 attempts to boot up? Then an 8 min boot time.

along002 wrote:This is on a y510p.When booting up my laptop it stays stuck on the lenovo logo forever(I've waited over an hour with no change), however if I shutdown my laptop by holding down the power button then immediately turning it back on again. It will boot up with the spinning icon like normally, but it will take about 8 minutes. After that long booting up process, the laptop acts completely normal as if nothing is wrong. I was thinking if replacing the hard drive will solve this issue?Try removing the ssd cache and see if boot up is better. If yes, then you need to replace that ssd. Refer to the hardware maintenance manual. Just search for it or someone will just pop and point it to you.

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Often, we require a utility to speed up our Windows boot. Boot Racer is a program made exactly for that. It is a simple program that calculates your Windows boot time automatically i.e. it measures start up time for Windows.
You simply need to download and install the program and launch it. Upon launch, it prompts you to restart the computer for calculating/measuring the boot speed of your computer. The system requirements for this program are minimal. It takes approximately 3MB of the disk space.
The developers of the program have even released the beta version of the program – Boot Racer 4.0 that is compatible with Windows 8, as well.
Download Boot Racer.

Answer:Measure your Windows Boot Time with Boot Racer

Nice find. There is another one called Boot Timer.

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Hi,

i have an Satellite A30 and sometimes it does not boot.
After powering on, not even the BIOS starts,
even though sometimes the BIOS starts, but OS does not load.

I figured out that its related to USB-devices connected at boot time.
If no USB-devices are connected, it boots without problems.
Even if boot hangs, as soon as you disconnect the USB-devices BIOS starts.
Its ok to connect the USB-devices later, once the system has started.
I disabled "booting from removable devices" and "boot from network",
just in case, but it makes no difference.

BIOS is newest version (1.70) and it happens with all kinds of USB-devices,
printer, mouse and (self-powered) external USB hard-disk.

Is this a known issue?
Is there any known workaround?

Answer:Satellite A30 does not boot with USB-device connected at boot time

Hi

I don?t know why it happens but it has to do with the BIOS.
The same happened on my old notebook. I could not boot up my unit while the USB printer was enabled and connected.
The only solution is to disconnect the external USB device during the boot process.

Ps; you should check if the booting order in the BIOS was set to HDD firstly.

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Vista Home Premium x64. Ran an Avast boot time scan and afterwards was stuck in a boot loop which generally tried running startup repair (which never fixed anything). Safe mode will also not boot. Using an installation disk to go into recovery options gave me an error that I was using a version of recovery tools that was not compatible with my version of Windows. However, I can get to a command prompt through F8>Repair>Command Prompt, though I'm not sure what specifically to do and in what order for that.

Below is the log for Avast's boot time scan. Is there anything that was deleted that would have done this?


Code:
File C:\Users\p&p\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\0\63562ec0-1dfe8300|>photo\ExtResolution.class is infected by Java:Agent-ACL [Expl], Deleted
File C:\Users\p&p\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\0\63562ec0-1dfe8300|>photo\Image.class is infected by Java:Agent-ADX [Expl], Deleted
File C:\Users\p&p\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\0\63562ec0-1dfe8300|>photo\MultiZoom.class is infected by Java:Agent-ACM [Expl], Deleted
File C:\Users\p&p\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\0\63562ec0-1dfe8300|>photo\Zoom.class is infected by Java:Agent-ACN [Expl], Deleted
File C:\Users\p&p\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\31\2a68dcdf-69af1689|>morale.class is infected by Java:CVE-2011-3544-J [Expl], Deleted
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Answer:Wont boot after Avast Boot Time Scan

Go to google and search for Vista Home Premium x64 boot disk make sure that you download an x64 bits and burned in to a disk has a ISO file.. Then press F12 and Say" boot from the disk"

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finished a new build computer Asus A7V8x-x, AMD Athlon XP2400, 2x 256MB Crucial PC2700 DDR, 80GB HDD, FDD,So, I switch on, screen stays white, green light is on (not the orange Stby) HDD light indicates activity, Power light ok, HDD makes a bit of noise but no Bleep/s, no boot and nothing on screen, pulled out PCI Modem, Tried another working HDD, disconect FDD, DVD, still no boot and nothing on screen.Also notice Keyboard won't light up CAPS Lock or Num Lock indiction.Does some think this could be a Motherboard faulty or any ideas welcome. Got to kip now but will be back miday Frdiay for any ideas.

Answer:fist time boot on new build pc - power but no boot

some mobos have the bios jumper set to clear insted of run when unpacked from the box.

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So this started about 5 days ago, and it was out of the blue. The boot would take 18 to 23 minutes. The weird thing is that is is in slow motion, like when the window first shows up by the stars coming together in a spiral, the stars are moving really slowly. Originally it was slow rendering the graphics once the boot was complete, however I change the graphics requirement to be at a minimal, and there is no really operational issue here except for the start up time. I am about to give up and bring it to a shop, but to save a few $ I am going to try here.

I found that I had the Java exploit virus (cve_2012_1734), I removed that with MSSE. I scanned with MSSE and then did the safe startup (also took a long time to boot up) and ran Maleware, they found nothing after the removal.

I deleted JAVA and reinstalled the new version from the java site
I did a system restore to before the problems started but that did not help (I have system restore back to July, I am wondering if that is the best way to go?)

I found that my driver for my graphics card was old, so I changed that.
I ran sfc \scannow .... no problems.

I am searching for my install disks, I remember reminding myself to make them when I got the computer last summer, I am just not sure I made them or not.
I made a system repair disk, but I only did that after the problem started, so I am not sure if that is worth anything.

After all that I am still having the slow motion boot ups and everything is fine after that.

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Answer:20 min+ boot time, boot is in slow motion

try a system file check first
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

After that I would start looking at items in your startup that may be interfering with the boot process.

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After the expiry of the RC on my test PC I have recently purchased Windows 7 for my main machine, since it's so much better than Vista and I need (okay, want) the DirectX capability it affords. A fresh install was the ideal time for a spring clean as well.Being a skinflint Yorkshireman I decided to go for Home Premium and dual boot it with my copy of XP rather than pay for Pro/Ultimate with virtual XP. No problems getting this sorted - formatted hard drive (after imaging), partitioned equally, installed XP Pro on one and Win7 on the other.My problem, albeit a small one, is this: after the boot manager comes up asking which version of Windows to boot, if I select Win7 (default) the OS loading screen comes up almost instantaneously whereas if I select 'an older version' I get a black screen for approx 30 seconds before the XP loading screen appears. Once into either OS the PC runs flawlessly.I wouldn't have thought so, but does this have anything to do with XP and 7 being on different partitions? They are both on the same HDD (WD Raptor) but is the boot manager on the Win7 partition and taking a while to get its head around XP being separate? I also thought about the SATA connection being loose but it appears fine and I never had this delay prior to formatting (when I just had XP as a solo OS). I could understand if they both had a delay then it may be a hardware issue, but I don't know what it could be. Obviously specs can be posted if necessary, but I figure it's more the boo... Read more

Answer:XP Boot Time (Dual Boot with Win7)

May be something to do with the fact you can only have one "system" partition on a drive and XP is not on it when asked to boot XP.

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When my WinXPPro SP3 machine is in sleep/standby/suspend mode (S1 or S3), the fax modem wakes the machine some of the time but not all of the time. I want it to wake the PC every time, with 100% reliability. (When the PC is up and running, the modem and the machine receive faxes beautifully.)

What do you suggest?

Modem: Conexant D850 PCI V.92 Modem with recent driver update to version 7.67.0.50 (7/3/2007) (but this problem is the same now as before with the 2004 driver version)
PC: Dell Optiplex 755
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 @ 2400 MHz
RAM: 2GB, of which 1.4GB is usually free
BIOS: A14
OS: WinXPPro SP3 with all updates
AV: Avast Home Free
Anti-spyware: SpywareBlaster Free, Spybot S&D Free and AdAware Anniversary Free
Fax software: MS Fax Console that comes with WinXPPro SP3
Printer/Fax Printer: HP OfficeJet Pro 8500 Wireless AIO (model A909g)
Screensaver: XP logo after 9 minutes; do NOT show welcome screen on resume
Power Settings: Home/Office Desk; Turn Off Monitor after 10 mins; Turn Off Hard Disks Never; System Standby after 20 mins; System Hibernates Never; Do NOT prompt for password when computer resumes from standby
Home network Ethernet connection: Intel(R) 82566DM-2 Gigabit Network Connection card with all Wake on LAN settings ON.
Browser: Firefox latest but use IE occasionally when necessary
Email: MS Outlook Express 6 to POP3/SMTP email service
Misc: I also run LogMeInFree version 4 on all my home computers

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Answer:Wake on Ring problem - Fax modem fails to wake PC reliably from standby

I may not be able to help, but I am curious - is this a dedicated telephone line?

If not, what services do you use, like call forward, messaging, call waiting, etc.

Or does the dedicated line have anything like that that you know of? (or didn't know of)

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When my WinXPPro SP3 machine is in sleep/standby/suspend mode (S1 or S3), the fax modem wakes the machine some of the time but not all of the time. I want it to wake the PC every time, with 100% reliability. (When the PC is up and running, the modem and the machine receive faxes beautifully.)

What do you suggest?

Modem: Conexant D850 PCI V.92 Modem with recent driver update to version 7.67.0.50 (7/3/2007) (but this problem is the same now as before with the 2004 driver version)
PC: Dell Optiplex 755
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 @ 2400 MHz
RAM: 2GB, of which 1.4GB is usually free
BIOS: A14
OS: WinXPPro SP3 with all updates
AV: Avast Home Free
Anti-spyware: SpywareBlaster Free, Spybot S&D Free and AdAware Anniversary Free
Fax software: MS Fax Console that comes with WinXPPro SP3
Printer/Fax Printer: HP OfficeJet Pro 8500 Wireless AIO (model A909g)
Screensaver: XP logo after 9 minutes; do NOT show welcome screen on resume
Power Settings: Home/Office Desk; Turn Off Monitor after 10 mins; Turn Off Hard Disks Never; System Standby after 20 mins; System Hibernates Never; Do NOT prompt for password when computer resumes from standby
Home network Ethernet connection: Intel® 82566DM-2 Gigabit Network Connection card with all Wake on LAN settings ON.
Browser: Firefox latest but use IE occasionally when necessary
Email: MS Outlook Express 6 to POP3/SMTP email service
Misc: I also run LogMeInFree version 4 on all my home computers

Thanks.

Answer:Wake on Ring problem - Fax modem fails to wake PC reliably from standby - how to make 100% reliable?

Please see more details (and post your reply) at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...hl=wake+on+ring(By the way, I'm up to BIOS A16 but does not help.Thanks.

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It's astounding to me that you remove so many buttons that most users rely on regularly, and then don't provide any obvious instructions or tutorials on how to use all this functionality. So I'm trying to do something incredibly simply with buttons -- select some text to copy or paste or cut. I'm using Windows 7 on a t440s. Apparently the only way to do this -- unreliably -- is to hold the trackpad down (press it all the way in -- not easy to do with one finger!), and try and get the whole thing you need to select in one swoop. If you've mis-positioned your finger on the trackpad to begin the operation, though, you'll run out of space before you get to the edge of the trackpad. And then you need to start over. And keep trying to do it, until you get it. So now an incredibly simple action I did a dozen times a day before the t440s has become nearly impossible. The 3 times I've tried to do it so far, it's taken me a half dozen times each time. It's not gotten easier. Which makes me believe I'm missing something here... So what's the easiest way to select some text on a page, and quickly copy it? If I get find a simple way to do this, sadly, this laptop might be going back. I can't believe this trend to remove the trackpad buttons amongst manufacturers. If I wanted to buy a Mac, I would've bought a Mac. 

Answer:How do I reliably select text or highlight text with t440s trackpad?

You can start by selecting a small portion of text, then release the clickpad, then hold down a Shift key and single-click at the end of the text to be selected -- the selection will expand to encompass the whole text segment ending at your last click.If you prefer tapping to clicking, in most apps you can start by double-tapping on a word (word gets selected) then use Shift in the same way as above, ending with a single-tap.

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Came across this while hunting for a way to get load times on each individual process loaded at System Boot. While the scripts out take snapshots of time from restart........... this will give you Very Detailed information about your Boot Time, Shutdown, Standby/Resume and Hibernate/Resume
To get started you need the Windows Performance Tools Kit. Sadly Microsoft removed the stand alone installer from download. To get the installer, you have to install the Windows 7 SDK.
Download the Web Installer and select the Win32 Development Tools and install them. Download details: Microsoft Windows 7 SDK

Make sure to just select the Win32 Development Tools or I promise you, you'll be waiting for a long time for it to download and install ( I found out the hard way not paying attention)

Now go to the path:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0\bin

and look for the 3 files
wpt_ia64.msi, if you're running an Itanium Windows
wpt_x64.msi, if you run a 64Bit Windows Vista/7/Server 2008 (R2)
wpt_x86.msi, if you run a 32Bit Vista/7/Server 2008).
Now open an elevated command prompt and run the following commands:

Start Menu/All Programs/Accessories Right-Click Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator

For boot tracing:
xbootmgr -trace boot -traceFlags BASE+CSWITCH+DRIVERS+POWER -resultPath C:\TEMP For shutdown tracing:
xbootmgr -trace shutdown -noPrepReboot -traceFlags BASE+CSWITCH+DRIVERS+POWER ... Read more

Answer:How to time boot & perform a Boot Trace in Windows with Microsoft Windows 7 SDK

A rather one-of-its-kind tutorial !

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Hey guys,Recently (~3 weeks ago) my computer has been taking excessive amounts of time to boot. On start the power button and keyboard light, fans go on, but screen remains black. Takes 15 min to get to the lenovo splash screen, after which everything works fine.Updated all drivers. No change.Fixed as many errors as I could find in the event logger. Still nothing.Tried a fresh install/factory reset. Nope.Here's where it gets strange.Tried to boot in safe mode from the advanced start options. Instead it booted in normal mode (again after 15 min).Tried running the boot logger. No log file showed up.At this point I have no idea where the problem could be. Has anyone here seen something like this before and has any advice on what I should check?Thanks for any help.

Answer:15 min+ boot time on y50-70

hi theahura,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
 
There's a discussion in this thread about the SSHD (Model#: WDC WD10S21X-24R1BT0)  on the Y50-70 being the culprit of regular freezing & slow performance issues. Try to check if you have the same HDD on your system.
  - Link to picture
 
Other things that you can try:
1. Boot into the BIOS (either by pressing F2 on startup or via the OneKey Recovery button). In the BIOS, hit F9 to load default settings then hit F10 to save and exit 
    - this will reload the hardware configuration of the machine.
 
2. Run a full diagnostic scan on the machine (either by using the Lenovo Solutions Center (see Checkup > Hardware Scan) or by using the Individual Windows Diagnostics then observe the results.
 
 
If you get errors on the scan then I recommend you contact lenovo and report your findings.
 
Support phone list
 
 
Let me know how it goes.
 
Regards

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Hey everyone,
Have a qosmio that I'm taking from win 10 back to win 7. Never did it with a USB drive before.
Bought a key with an ISO.
ISO is on my 128gb flash drive.
Reformatting the drive is easy, but
I've never made a bootable USB and loaded a ISO on a clean HD.
What are the steps?
Appreciate any good help I can get. Thanks,
Redrider
 

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Question: boot up time

It takes 15 to 20 minutes to get to the windows.I have to keep turning the computer on and 0ff for 15 to 20 minutes.I have used all the cleaners and malware to no avail.I get up when everything is smooth and out of nowhere this happens.I guess you people are my last hope or its a new one......Please help,,I sent an attachment about the computer.

Answer:boot up time

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Use Clean boot,
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
Click Start and type in the search box,
msconfig
Click on the suggestion on top or hit the Enter key,
Go to the Startup section and take some screen shots for a complete list,
Go to the Services section and on the bottom left Check the box to Hide All Microsoft services,
Repeat the screen shots,
See the links above my signature on how to take and upload screen shots here,
Cheers.

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Question: boot time

I have windows 7,64 bit....Intel SSD HD...Boot time is very good...However it would be lot's better if I could find a way to shorten the length of time the screenshot shows for "press del to enter bios"...It shows about twelve seconds...Is there a way?...Thanks

Answer:boot time

  
Quote: Originally Posted by steven11


I have windows 7,64 bit....Intel SSD HD...Boot time is very good...However it would be lot's better if I could find a way to shorten the length of time the screenshot shows for "press del to enter bios"...It shows about twelve seconds...Is there a way?...Thanks


Not if you want all your hardware devices detected and configured....

About the only way I know to shorten that time is to make sure you have all external drives and devices turned off...

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Question: Boot Time

My computer can take up to 10 minutes to boot up, I did reset but it didn't help any. Not sure where to go from here, once it is up it seems to run fine but it would be nice to not have to wait so long. Any advice would be appreciated.

specs.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A8-5500 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 21 Model 16 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6838 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7560D, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 2693 GB (2648 GB Free); D: 100 GB (100 GB Free);
Motherboard: MSI, 2AE0
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

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Here is the programs list

Answer:Is my SSD boot up time OK?

Seems abit long for a SSD. Use ReBoot to time your reboot time. Enable automatic logon. Your POST is pretty fast, so it won't be a factor. Also, go to

Computer - Properties - Performance Information and Tools - Advance tools

Then look for boottime and paste it here.

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