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"Do not turn off or unplug your computer; it will turn off automatically." (6+ Hrs!)

Question: "Do not turn off or unplug your computer; it will turn off automatically." (6+ Hrs!)

I've had this message on screen, alternating with "Installing update 2 of 2.." for well over 6 hours now!

How long can it take? At some point I'm gonna have to bite the bullet - what should I do?

(Windows XP, SP3. I think the Windows update is something to do with the .NET framework?)

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Preferred Solution: "Do not turn off or unplug your computer; it will turn off automatically." (6+ Hrs!)

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

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.)

Answer: "Do not turn off or unplug your computer; it will turn off automatically." (6+ Hrs!)

Re: "Do not turn off or unplug your computer; it will turn off automatically." (6+ Hr

If you have got an XP install disc to do a recovery if it goes bad, i'd just hit the reset button, and boot into safemode straight away [press F8 as it is booting] then schedule a chkdsk and restart.

to schedule chkdsk...



Go to "my computer" and right click on the drive windows is on.

Select "properties" then go to the "tools" tab and click "check now" on the error checking section.

It will tell you that it cant perfrom it and ask you do you want to schedule it for next time...
click "yes" and reboot.Click to expand...

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It seems that no matter how I set this, after the next start-up it reverts to "15 minutes".  What registry key controls this?

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As this question was never answered I'll post it verbatim with my own comments below,
See original post here;
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/756093-flash-drive-s-active-light.html

In all operating systems up to Vista, the flash drive's "active" light turns off when I go through the disconnect procedure; but, in Vista, it doesn't. I have traditionally used this as part of my explanation to others (and a convenience to myself) about when to not to remove the flash drive from its USB port.

This is a problem common to all Vista systems I've seen.

Why does the light not turn off in Vista?

And, is there an easy way to correct this?

Additional information: I have eliminated this problem being hardware-related. I have loaded Vista onto one of my systems here that previously had Windows 2000, then XP on it and it was only with the loading of Vista that the problem developed on this system. Just to be absolutely sure, I did a restore of a previous image of Windows 2000 and the problem went away again. I put Vista back on and the problem came back. So, this is strictly a Vista problem.Click to expand...

I have had the same problem with every Vista system I have used and every flash drive (note this means SSD NAND flash not HDD's or card adapters). AS the last discussion degraded into useless questions about hardware and other OS's let's get a confirmation that someone out there actually has a flash drive that turns its activ... Read more

Answer:Flash drive's "active" light doesn't turn off in Vista when "safely removed"

have done a litte research and testing in my lab on several machines and have confirmd the problem. What it seems to indicate to me is that, in Vista, the light simply indicates power, not data transfer. Whenever I am transferring data, the light blinks.

While I have never actually tested it, I do not belive that the "safely remove" feature actually kills all power to the USB port in XP. If that is the case, then there is really no danger as long as vista has acknowledged the disconnect and knows not to try to write data to the drive.
 

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Dell Dimension 4100 PIII 866 MHz, XP Pro, NViIDIA GeForce MX 440

This is my problem: I have the power saving settings set to turn off my monitor after 20 min. It does briefly turn off, only to turn on again 1 sec. later, displaying a faint very dark blue screen... It used turn off fine, but after upgrading from Windows 98SE to XP Pro I got this problem. Is this the OS or my video card?

Any clues?

Thanks all
 

Answer:"Turn monitor off" setting doesn't really turn off

Did you upgrade to XP right over the top of 98 or was it a clean install? If you did an upgrade over the top of 98 (and I know you don't want to hear this lol) then you should format and do a clean install. Upgrades rarely leave you with a stable system.

Things to try before you do that though:

1) Make sure your video card drivers are up to date.

2) Make sure Windows is updated - go to windowsupdate

3) try the system file checker (Start, Run, "sfc /scannow" [without the quotes]) to make sure your system files are intact.

Other than that I would say just do a format and install XP from scratch (to be honest, you should do this anyway if you haven't already, you'll get much better stability and performance).

Prime
 

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Hi,

I've set Turn off the display setting in my power plan to 15 minutes and my monitor does turn off after that period (sometimes it doesn't!), but then, sometimes, it turns ON by itself after few minutes.

I've been Google-ing these days trying to find some solution and I came across suggestions which recommends that Allow this device to wake the computer option, located in the Power management tab, in the Properties window of the network adapter, in the Device manager, should be disabled. Also, there were suggestions that Wake on Magic packet property in the Advanced tab should be disabled, too. Unfortunately, all that did not work in my case.

Does somebody know what can cause this problem? Has anyone ever encountered such phenomena?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Monitor turn on by itself after "Turn off the display" starts

Hello alokin87 & welcome to Sevenforums,

Sometimes the computer Wake from standby because of a program's updating itself. Sometimes it does wake, sometimes it does not!

Therefore it could be the Windows Media center as explained in this Hotfix from MS. You could give a try:

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-u...ly-2010-a.html

Look at post #1:

"-Do you find that your Windows 7 Computer wakes up from sleep unexpectedly at a particular time every day? If so then you might to check up if any scheduled tasks are waking your PC up."

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This strange thing happens at times. I need to move some files within the same drive and when I drag the files/folder to another location (on the same drive) the move function sometimes turns into a copy action. I've checked to make sure that it is all within the same drive so that isn't the problem. I've also looked to see if the file is being used at the time, or if there are any files within the folder being used and I never see anything.

I've noticed that there are a lot of thumbs.db files being created that I never noticed before and was wondering if this could have anything to do with it, b/c after I do a move (that turns into a copy) and go to delete the source location, the thumbs.db file is often denied the delete action. Could the action of the OS accessing the thumbs.db file cause the whole folder to be locked for the move making it instead copy the folder instead?

After the move/copy and I try to delete everything & the thumb.db file is denied, I have to wait a few minutes and maybe after accessing a few other files, am granted permission to delete it. Is this standard or is there a way to fix this.
 

Answer:Why does a folder "move" turn into a "copy" some times? Windows OS's

I've always wondered this myself, why moving things sometimes turns into copy/paste.
 

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After I click "Turn off computer" in the start menu, I get an hourglass and it takes over a minute for the Turn off/restart/log off box to come up. Anyone know why this is happening? I can still work with the computer and do other stuff, but it just takes a while for the box to come up. It's really annoying.

Thanks!
 

Answer:clicking "turn off computer" in start menu takes to long

Hi it can be for many reasons check.
http://www.aumha.org/a/shtdwnxp.htm
 

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Answer:After cumulative update, stuck on "getting windows ready don't turn off your computer"

haw long has it been that the system is trying to do so ? turning off the system in the middle of update wont be a good idea in my opinion. just be patient and it should finish.
If you need additional help or want to reply to this thread , learn how to join windows central.

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I have Windoes XP Home on my laptop. Recently, the computer takes a long time (about a minute or two) to respond after I click on "Start / Turn Off Computer" and then it shows my shut down options (Standby, Turn Off, Restart). However, the computer responds very quickly when I shut down from the Task Manager. I conducted all the appropriate tools (check disk, defrag, full virus/spyware scan, disk cleanup and disabled all non-critical processes).

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I noticed that my start menu doesn't have a "Turn Off Computer" button/icon. Now I have to "Log Off" and then press "Turn Off Computer" to shut down my computer. It's strange because I am the administrative user (I checked).

Also, my internet has become slower... either the page takes awhile to load or it never loads at all!

On top of that, I keep getting these pop-up notices from my computer (Symantec, I think--even though I didn't even know it was working... I thought it was expired) that says, "System Alert! System has detected a number of active spyware software... etc." Normally that wouldn't alarm me, but it happens every 5 or 10 minutes! And it's never been that persistent before.

One last thing... I tried to run AdAware and Spybot, but in the middle of the scan, my computer shuts down and when it boots up again, it says it occurred some kind of problem, do I want to report it to Microsoft? This happened twice. Maybe it's irrelevant, but I just wanted to put it all out there.

Here is my HiJackThis Log... I hope you all can help, I appreciate it.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:43:20 AM, on 6/17/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\s... Read more

Answer:no "Turn Computer Off" icon in start menu... amongst other problems...

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Relevant Computer Specs(IMO): winXP Home ed. OS/ MSI PM8M-V motherboard w/ Intel celeron 3.2 processor/ 1x1 gig of ddr400 Ultra RAM/ and a cheap 450 watt power supply that could very well be going bad. Overclocked to 3.5 Ghz.

The Story: My computer use to shut down on its own without me manually telling it too. Also, the Stand By feature was availible if I wanted it. I recently bought 2 new Hard drives, WD 250GB Cavier/ SATA300/ 16MB, and set them up into a RAID 0 array. They did not cuase a problem as my system runs much better. 3 days later however, I encountered the problem that BattelFeild 2 did not run properly, so I reinstalled it. (I believe it was from copying files to my new RAID 0 array). Fixed the problem no hassle. To be on the safe side, I did a Repair reinstall of windows to make sure that no system files were corrupted in the transfer as well. (My computer would glitch randomly and close programs.) It wasn't until after the repair reinstall of windows, did I encounter a problem.

The Problem: My computer now runs smoothly, except for when I power down. I get the message "It is now safe to turn off your computer" along with winXP Logo and I am forced to shut down my computer manually. Also, when I click "start" "turn off computer" I no longer have the option to stand by.

I have tried all of the steps in the following link to Microsofts trouble shooter and still nothing has happened. In step 5 though, after I installed APM/Leg... Read more

Answer:Solved: "It is now safe to turn off your computer" error on shutdown

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Hi,

Every time when I turn off my computer, the machine shows "Now is safe to turn or your computer" message. I know there is a way to disable this but just don't know how.

I do some search on this website, and found out we can have this fix by enabling the Advanced Power Management Support at Control Panel. However, my computer doesn't have the APM option under the Power Option. I have W2K install on this machine.

I did fix this problem before by editing the registry but just forget how to do it. Hope someone can help me with this. Very thanks a lot.
 

Answer:Solved: Disable "Now is safe to turn off the computer" message

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One of the non-profit's I support purchased eight Dell Vistro 1000 laptops, and the one I am using has a neat Hibernate button on the "Turn off computer" screen. And this is NOT one that appears because I held down the shift key and clicked "Standby" ... instead, it is just to the left of the "Standby" button.

I hibernate my desktop machine a lot, and would like to have that little feature on it (or, better yet, an icon on my decktop that I could click and the hibernation fun would begin without intervention).

Any ideas???

Oh, for those who don't know what the Vistro line is from Dell, this is a bare-bones laptop for $399 that runs XP:

http://tinyurl.com/3gpx3h

The one I am using has a Mobile AMD Sempron Processor (3600+), 1/2 GB RAM, 60GB hard drive, XP/Home, and is noticably slower than my desktop rig, but for $400, it ain't bad. With a little imagination you can use Dell's configurator to add $500 to that, but then that defeats the purpose of a stripped-down XP machine.
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But I don't want to hijack my own thread! Any ideas on the hibernate button?
 

Answer:Solved: Hibertate Button on "Turn off computer" screen

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For 3 days now I have had this problem. I turn on the computer and the monitor has green lights then goes directly into "power save mode" and the mouse does not light up. 1st day what i did was check that all the wires were securely attached. After moving the wires around the monitor went on and so did the mouse.2nd day the monitor wouldnt turn on with the mouse agaain..a friend told me to clean out my tower..so I blew the dust out of the tower and turned my computer on and the monitor went on with the mouse.3rd day was the same senario. I opened the tower moved stuff around and turned on the computer and the monitor and mouse went on.  I have also noticed that after the 3rd day there is a wirling noise coming from a fan that usually turns on just as the computer is being turned on then turns itself off..but this fan seems to be staying on (hense the wirling noise sound) What r some of the things I can do at home before i take it in for repairand spend a fortune?Ps. I swaped my monitor out for another monitor  just to see if the monitor was bad. Its not the monitor.Ps.

Answer:Monitor goes into "power save mode" when I turn on computer

Same in Safe Mode?If not, most likely video driver.If yes, most likely video card itself.

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Was just wondering if anyone has encountered a problem like this before. I have a system that hangs when I click the "Turn Off Computer" icon in the Start Menu to gain access to the "Standby" "Turn Off" and "Restart" buttons. After I click the "Turn Off Computer" button it will just sit there for several minutes with the hourglass until finally the menu will come up. I fixed this once before by removing some things from startup. This time I fixed it by killing the googletaskbar.exe. I then uninstalled the Google Taskbar and rebooted and still did not have a problem but suddenly it has returned! I have no idea what is going on, there is really nothing obscure that is starting up on boot or running. Anyone have suggestions??
 

Answer:Windows XP hangs when clicking "Turn off Computer" button to bring up shutdown menu

The only two applications I have used since have been ThinkOrSwim and Telechart - both stock market applications. Don't know if this information would be relevant but thought I would add it in.

www.thinkorswim.com
www.worden.com
 

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I am running win98 se. the mother board is a S1590s Trinity 100AT . Thanks in advance for the help.
 

Answer:How do I stop the "it's now safe to turn off your computer" message

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I have an Acer Aspire M5 that I got a few weeks ago. I'm new to Windows 8. For the past week or so, every time I turn it on I get a message saying my PC ran into a problem that caused it to restart, then it lists these files, the same ones every time:

C:\Windows\Minidump\070613-17390-01.dmp
C:\Users\Harrison\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-84578-0.sysdata.xml
C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP

After that, this window pops up: Attachment 24311 Note: I've never actually gotten a blue screen.

That offers no help though, since my computer has Intel and not AMD. Also, it takes the computer at least 10 minutes to shut down. Not sure if that has anything to do with this. Other than those two things, it runs the same as it has been.

Answer:"Stop error" every time I turn my computer on

1, It seems like your WLAN driver is the culprit, update it:

Qualcomm Atheros AR5BWB222 Wireless Network Adapter
fffff880`05c3b000 fffff880`05fd4000 athw8x Mon Jan 21 11:56:10 2013 (50FD1ECA)
2, Uninstall the sptd driver (and Daemon tools too if you have it on your system) download and run the installation program to uninstall it:

SCSI Pass Through Direct
fffff880`01234000 fffff880`013a8000 sptd Sat Aug 18 23:05:38 2012 (503003A2)
3, Also update these drivers:

Intel(R) 7 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller
fffff880`02081000 fffff880`0234b000 iaStorA Thu Aug 16 22:32:56 2012 (502D58F8)

EgisTec Inc. Fingerprint Biometrics
fffff880`0400c000 fffff880`0401f000 mwlPSDVDisk Fri Mar 25 08:12:23 2011 (4D8C4057)
fffff880`0401f000 fffff880`04027000 mwlPSDNServ Fri Mar 25 08:12:13 2011 (4D8C404D)
fffff880`04d9a000 fffff880`04da5000 mwlPSDFilter Fri Mar 25 08:12:11 2011 (4D8C404B)

aljj3onk - I have no idea what this is
fffff880`05234000 fffff880`05280000 aljj3onk Wed Dec 28 10:10:52 2011 (4EFADD1C)

Mobiola WebCamera for iPhone
fffff880`0535f000 fffff880`05363900 mobiolavs Wed May 05 10:46:39 2010 (4BE1306F)
fffff880`05364000 fffff880`0536e000 mobiolawave Thu Jan 28 13:50:41 2010 (4B618821)

Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
fffff880`056f7000 fffff880`05c0f960 igdkmd64 Wed Sep 26 21:49:04 2012 (50635C30)

Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet
fffff880`05d59000 fffff880`05dc6000 k57nd60a Wed Oct 19 22:17:36 2011 (4E9F3060)

NTI CD-Maker (Ac... Read more

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I saw a forum like this before, but considering the fact that I'm really dumb with computers, I'm hoping someone can run me through what I'm supposed to do to fix the problem.

So pretty much, I'm having the same problem as I found here on this thread http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/592772-no-turn-off-computer-start.html.
The computer's just been reformatted with Windows XP Home Edition earlier this week and starting yesterday, I could not access the "Turn off Computer" in the Start Menu. I also do not have access to the "Run" option nor can I "Control+Atl+Del" (tells me it's been disabled by the administrator)

What do I do ?!

Thank you's in advance!
 

Answer:Solved: HELP! No "Turn off Computer" in Start Menu

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first I have do have power to the computer; the motherboard led power light is on.When I press the "power on" button, NOTHING happens.  I'm thinking that the switch is bad.  There have several occasions where the computer would go to "stand by" and it would not turn  back on.   I would have to unplug the computer and then turn it back on.  Everything was working fine up though when it booted back up.Is there a way to bypass the power switch to turn on the computer?

Answer:computer doesn't turn on - bypass "on" switch?

For testing purposes yes, you just short (connect) the two pins for the power switch together (temporarily). Best easy way is to use a metal flat headed screw driver and place it on the two pins for a second or two.

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Hi,

Having 2 partitions, one with XP Pro with sp3 and the other Win 7 Ultimate.

When running XP and when wanting to shut down,

Click 'Start' - 'Turn Off Computer...' It hangs then for awhile (approx 30/45 secs) before the box comes up ('Stand-by' - 'Shut Down' - 'Restart'). Once 'Shut down' is clicked, it shuts down reasonably quick.

Any Ideas

Thanks
 

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Hello, I'm running a Dell Latitude D500 w/XP Pro and have installed SP. Now, everytime I boot I get this balloon that tells me my computer may be at risk. The thing is, it isn't. And if it was, I hate the balloons along with others that tell me other things.
The question, how do I shut that thing off? I can't find it anywhere in the Windows Security Alert section or Security Alerts section. Does anyone of you pros know how?
Thanks so much and may God bless you all!!
Peter
 

Answer:Solved: How to turn off "Your computer may be at risk" balloons...

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The "Turn Off Computer" window pops up every few seconds (this is the window that you normally access from the "start" button - bottom left on the monitor). When this happens it only stays up for half a second and then it flashes off and all the icons on the desktop disappear for about 4-5 seconds and then they reappear. In addition to that my Norton Internet Secuity 2005 self shutdown (or don't start) at the beginning. I didn't download/launch any suspicious file but I begin to think it's a virus, and if so, how could I deal with it?

Thank you in advance.
 

Answer:"Turn Off Computer" window pops up every few seconds

Edit: If I run in safe mode I got some control over my computer but still I'm clueless
 

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hi
last night i was working on my laptop, i realize my battery is low. so, i put it for charging..after a while i realized the battery is 75% charged so I disconnect it. and my laptop switches off.
later the laptop refused to turn on...so i reconnected the charger and the laptop turned on with the light that displays charging status (white light near the  screen-keyboard intersection) starts flickering in a cycle of 5 times...4 times orange and 1 time white...and this cycle continues till i use the laptop.
and this message is displayed when i go to BATTERY HEALTH option "Your battery is temporarily disabled. Please turn off your computer and try again when the unit is back to the operational temperature" my laptop is outta warranty...what should i do ? kindly help

Answer:Dell XPS 15z : "Your battery is temporarily disabled. Please turn off your computer and try again when the unit is back to the operational temperature"

hchentanshankar,
Welcome to the community.
I am sorry to read that you are having this trouble.  The battery failing is the most likely culprit but you should check to see if there are any problems with either the notebook or Ac adapter before rushing out and replacing the battery.
I would start by checking the bios, start the system tapping F2 to enter the bios, you can also tap F12 and choose bios from the menu.  Once in the bios look for the option for AC adapter warnings, if they are disabled enable them and save changes. If there is a problem with the adapter you should start getting errors about the adapter.
If the Adapter seems alright, disconnect the battery from the system and power down the notebook.  Wait an hour or so and then replace the battery and restart the system and see if you continue to get the message.   If you can run the notebook on battery only allow the battery to fully discharge and then charge it again and see if the problem returns.
I know that this may not be possible short of buying a new battery but if possible try a power adapter and battery and see if the problem continues.  This way you can find out if the problem follows the battery the ac adapter or the notebook.
Please let me know what you find out.
TB

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Hello,

I am wondering if I can disable the "Turn off Computer" at the welcome screen. I seen how to do it with XP Pro, but this computer is running XP Home and I need to find some way to disable it. Does anyone know how do it from the registry?


Thanks,
Brandon

Answer:Disable "Turn Off Computer" at Welcome Screen

Hello,

Yes. I've also done this in my installation of Windows XP Home. Follow these instructions: TweakXP.com - Remove Shutdown button from Logon Screen

Note: If the value 'shutdownwithoutlogon' doesn't exist, create a new one of type 'REG_DWORD'.

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Windows 2000 pro ... how do i get rid of this message. I want to be able to shut down my computer and have it shut down all the way with out having to wait and do it myself. Every time i shut down, i have to wait for this message and manually turn the pc off.
 

Answer:win2k "its now safe to turn off your computer"

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How do I get the normal XP style "Turn off Computer" dialog window to display - the one that shows Standby, Turn Off and Restart text with their icons, and a small cancel button at the bottom-right?

I run an XP Pro SP3. After much muddling between classic and XP style displays, I left things with an XP control panel, taskbar, start menu, etc. But I have "Shutdown" at the bottom of the Start Menu instead of "Turn Off Computer", and the shutdown window is much closer to Windows Classic with a drop-down menu.

How does one fix this?

Answer:Help: XP Style "Turn off Computer" not showing

I am not sure if what I will be saying is the one you are trying to do but you may try it and change it back if that's not what you meant...

Open User Accounts in Control Panel, click on Change the way users log on or log off, click on Use the Welcome Screen.

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I recently brought out of retirement an ancient system. Its a ASUS P2L97 with a PII 266 and 128MB of PC133SDram and a 45Gb HD. Okay everytime I shut own W2k it shuts down the OS and displays a screen that says "It Okay To Turn Off Your Computer" and then I have to hit the power button to shut the system off.

Now is there a way either through Win2k or BIOS to make it that when you shut down the OS it turns off the computer? When I had Win98 installed on it, it would power down the system with OS shut down.

Your help is very much appreciated.
 

Answer:Win2k "Its Safe to Turn of Your Computer"

I looked at the board, it seems to be an ATX spec. Enable ACPI and see if that cures the problem. On come board/software combos back then it (ACPI) caused some problems and ACPI was disabled by some users.
 

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Hi,
I need help to restore the Turn off Computer button in the start menu. I had a single user account and did not need to log in to the computer. One fine morning I find that the Turn off Computer icon has vanished from the start menu! Moreover, I cant press ctrl+alt+del to start the task manager, it says "Task Manager has been disabled by your Administrater". My account was an administrator account with full privileges, but it got changed to a debugger account.
I created another user account with administrator rights, logged into that account and changed the properties of my original account to full administrative account, but when I logged back on to my old account, I still find that the situation is still the same.
The only way I can switch off my computer is by logging off, and then selecting the Turn Off option in the logoff screen, which is tedious and of course irritating.
Can someone please suggest some remedy for this problem?
A lot of thanks in advance.

Answer:No "Turn off Computer" in Start Menu

Welcome
Did you try system restore?
What infection protection measures are on the computer?

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for my mouse and keyboard
"Allow computer to turn off this device" is grayed
what could i do?????

Answer:"Allow computer to turn off this device" is grayed

Hello Mr.Karan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You should be able to use the "powercfg" command in the STEP FIVE section in the tutorial below to manually set this.

Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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please help me... I am one of the victims of this infection...

here's my log..

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:16:45 PM, on 7/31/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\aspimgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDLL32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\RFCyber\bin\readermgr.exe
C:\Program Files\VDOTool\TBPANEL.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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Answer:No "Turn off computer" in start menu

I tried everything in the "Group Policy" but it only fixed the "Run" command and the "Task Manager" or "Alt+Ctr+Del" command... now, my problem is how to get the "Shut down" button back. Please help me. thanks.
 

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You'll be sitting there either online or on world of warcraft and then you'll be booted (slowly) back to the desktop with the "turn off computer, standby turnoff restart" box, sitting there without being prompted.

Happens on a very regular basis now. At least one per hour.

Button is not stuck, power management all set to never. Whats going on?

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My Start, "Turn off Computer" and "restart computer" button doesn't work. (processor is Intel Centrino duo on an Acer Travel Mate 4230)

I think the problem began when I installed Microsoft Mobile to use with my HTC 9625 (Tytn II) [smart phone/pda]

I seem to get a temporary fix when I reinstall the Mobile app, but then in 2 or 3 days I'm back to the problem.

Also, when the shut off starts failing, (I can use the hardware button...hold 10 sec) soon to follow my "Active Sync" starts working selectively.

Help! Thoughts.

Answer:"Turn off Computer" doesn't Work

Hi,

When you click the buttons does it show any sign of receiving that command? Does it lock up or change screens at all?

Cheers,
mantis484

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Okay, fuel to the fire, so to speak. The Purdue University guy in charge of "information technology" says to turn off the computer and all the things attached to it every night to save energy and be a good steward of the planet. He also says: Set the monitor and disk drives to sleep mode after 15 minutes, set the system to hibernate after 30 minutes, and turn off the computer before leaving for weekends, holidays or vacations. Would you?
 

Answer:"Expert" says turn off computer at night

My PC is set to sleep after 20min but i do not turn it off at night,i suppose it's green to turn it off but i can see no other reason.
 

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I saw someone's computer that had a customized Turn off Computer button, where instead of Computer it says the Username like "Turn of Username" and was wondering how to do this?
 

Answer:How do you change the "Turn off Computer" button?

plasma said:

I saw someone's computer that had a customized Turn off Computer button, where instead of Computer it says the Username like "Turn of Username" and was wondering how to do this?Click to expand...

Are you sure you didn't see "Log off" instead of "Turn off"? Other than that I've no clue how to do what you're asking.
 

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I just finished upgrading a computer system to Win Xp Pro.

PROBLEM.....

The motherboard is a GA-6VXC-4x.
CPU is a Celeron 600
The motherboard is ATX
The PSU is ATX

The problem is that Windows seems to think that box is an AT Box. When you down windows, you get the message "It's Now Safe To Turn Off Your Computer"

How to do fix this so it can automatically shut down?

Need problem fixed by close of business today.

Answer:"It's Now Safe To Turn Of Your Computer" - QUOTE Win Xp Pro

Does my problem have any thing to do with Windows XP ACPI mode support???

There is a new BIOS flash for it, but the problem is that I would then need to re-install Windows Xp again. And i am not sure if I am going to wasting my time on that.

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Hi,
I need help to restore the Turn off Computer button in the start menu. I had a single user account and did not need to log in to the computer. One fine morning I find that the Turn off Computer icon has vanished from the start menu! Moreover, I cant press ctrl+alt+del to start the task manager, it says "Task Manager has been disabled by your Administrater". My account was an administrator account with full privileges, but it got changed to a debugger account.
I created another user account with administrator rights, logged into that account and changed the properties of my original account to full administrative account, but when I logged back on to my old account, I still find that the situation is still the same.
The only way I can switch off my computer is by logging off, and then selecting the Turn Off option in the logoff screen, which is tedious and of course irritating.
Can someone please suggest some remedy for this problem?
A lot of thanks in advance.
 

Answer:No "Turn off Computer" in Start Menu

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These are in Firefox. I'd like to turn off all of these dumbo messages. If you know how, please let me know how too.

Thanks,
Burt

Answer:How do I turn off "Share Location," "Allow Full screen,"

Follow this guide from Mozilla support: https://Permissions Manager - Give certain websites the ability to store passwords, set cookies and more | support.mozilla.org
You can set individual web sites or you can do like I did and follow the second part of the guide and set for "all sites". You'll see the settings to ask or block either request to the right.

For further exploration try typing about:about into the address bar, be careful using the resulting page, all the links are mozilla/firefox related; Some of the links are benign, and others can get you into trouble.

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I have a bit of a strange issue with my computer. Forgive me if I'm a little too descriptive, but I'm not sure which details are relevant and which are not for such a problem. First, the specs:

Model: eMachines T2984
Operating System: Windows XP Service Pack 2
Processor: Intel Celeron D Processor 340, 2.93 GHZ, 256K L2 Cache, 533 MHZ FSB
Power Supply Unit: Bestec Model: ATX-250-12E REV: P7
Motherboard: I can't tell, but it appears to be an Intel motherboard by the number of Intel labels on it
RAM: 512 MB DDR SD originally, added 1 GB a couple of months ago
Let me know if you need anything else...

Yesterday, I got home from shopping around 1PM, and I tried to start the computer. I pushed the power button, and nothing happened. I checked all of the cords, and they were all plugged in. Not knowing what else to do, I opened up the case to see if there was something obviously wrong. The only thing that I noticed (other than a bunch of dust) was that the power supply unit was still hot. I shut the computer down about 5 hours earlier after about 20 minutes of use, so it seemed strange that the power supply was still hot. I unplugged the computer just in case there was some sort of fire hazard.

At this point, I called a friend who suggested that the problem might be with the motherboard or the power supply unit.

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Answer:Computer Doesn't Turn on, Fans and Some Lights Turn on Automatically

I would suspect that the Power Supply Unit (PSU) is going south. If you have a spare one laying around, install it and see if the problem goes away.
You can buy a new,better PSU from Newegg for about $40.00. I have used a Thermaltake 430 watt in one of my machines for some time now and it works well.
You will have to check the size of your PSU to be sure a new one will fit into the eMachine.
Here's the page with that PSU on it. It's the last one on the list.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010320058+50001379&name=Thermaltake
 

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i suspect it's not hardware related because i have seen the same problem every now and then on other systems. right now i am trying to fix a HP ze4900 that instead of shutting dow when you click on the "turn off" option it actually just reboots. But sometimes the "turn off" option does work. here's an example, i can turn off the lappy just fine 3 times in a row but it reboots on the forth and keeps doing it until the 10th time and then it shuts off normally. sometimes it shuts off properly ten times in a row but not on the 11th time.
i have spent an entire day on this and i would really like some input. i think i reformated the lappy the last time it happened. i have never had it happen to my pc's or lappy's but it tends to happen to computers that are brought to me to fix.......odd i know
 

Answer:"turn off" does not turn off. WinXP prob.

It's usually a driver issue that causes that.
 

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I have my updates set to "Download updates but let me choose whether to install them"

Yet every now and then, with no action on my part, when I go to turn off my computer or to restart it I get the "Do Not Turn Off" message and windows starts installing updates. This is Ok if the updates are short but very frustrating if it takes a while and I need the computer to restart fast or shut down fast.

Is there any setting that will prevent this from happening?

Answer:How do I turn off update function that causes "Do Not Turn Off"

This is what I use and it works most of the time.
*** Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install.***

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when i turn off my computer it closes everything and then the stupid screen that says "you can now safely turn off your computer" appears, i'm pretty sure there is a way to cancel it and that the computer will turn himself automatically,
HOW?

Answer:no "you can now safely turn off your computer"

If you have anything besides windows xp ( i think maybe 2000), its always going to say that.

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I'm posting this for a friend. I ran out of ideas.

start/turn off computer/restart does not work
start/turn off computer/turn off does not work
In both cases, when I click restart or turn off, nothing happens but I can turn the computer off after switching users and then using the button that is there.

Specs:
WinXP
Pentium 4 CPU 1.6GHz
256 MB RAM

Answer:Can't shut down through "Turn off Computer"

Try going to the Control Panel, than Power options, and check for any settings that might be causing this to happen. (You have to be in classic view in order to see "Power Options".........

It could also be a problem with your power supply.

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In Windows XP Pro (and maybe other versions), the computer can be turned off without anyone logged in.

I want to disable the computer from being turned off unless done so by a logged in user. This would keep "unauthorized" users from shutting down a machine (barring ripping the plug out of the wall...).

...And most importantly keeping my 3 year old from shutting down my print server.

This "feature" seems like a pretty big flaw...
 

Answer:How to Disable "Turn Off Computer"

These instructions are for Windows 2000, but I believe they are identical in XP Pro.

First, open Group Policy (Start --> Run --> "gpedit.msc"). In the left pane, browse to Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options. In the right pane, find "Allow system to be shut down without having to log on". Double-click the setting and change the policy to "Disable". You will need to restart to put the change into effect.
 

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The computer is running XP Pro, and now all of a sudden I get the message
" It is now safe for you to turn off your computer". I don't know why it is doing this out of the blue. SO could someone please tell me how I might get around this ???
Thanks!

Tommy4024!
 

Answer:" It is now safe for you to turn off yor computer"?

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When I click the Start Menu and click "Turn off computer" the box that is supposed to pop up and ask if I want to go on Stand By, Turn off the computer, or Restart doesn't show up until I move the mouse out of the start menu. It doesn't let me click anything else in the start menu it just sits there. The only option I have is to move my mouse pointer away.

It also does this for the "Log Off" button, as well as the "Help and Support," "Search" and "Run" buttons found in the Start Menu. All other button work properly.

The only thing I have done since it worked properly is use Style XP but I wouldn't think that has anything to do with it since I haven't heard about anyone else with this sort of problem that uses that app.

Any help? Thank you.
 

Answer:"Turn off computer" button

What happens when you use ctrl+alt+del?
 

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my daughter is running XP on a machine which has been quite adequate and stable and quick enough for her needs until last week.

The Problem:

When you move the mouse, the "Turn off computer" screen pops up and the screen fades to black and white like it does if you were trying to turn it off. Pressing the 'x' to close it returns back to normal computing, but then a few seconds later it pops up again. This happens maybe 10 or 20 times then it'll be ok for a few minutes before starting this cycle over again.

I don't know if this is connected, but I've also discovered that she can no longer connect to the home wireless network and she's been connecting to the web via a neighbours connection, which is unsecured.

Any help would be appreciated as for her needs (typing essays and listening to music) it is perfectly adequate for her needs, and up until now the PC has been fine!

Thanks,

JB

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Hi,

I have two MSI Mobos, exactly the same model. Both with SATA hard drives and mostly the same configuration. One of them when you click on "shut down" displays the message "It is now safe to turn off your computer" and you have to hold the power button down to turn it off. The other PC shuts down just like it should automatically. I've been through all the settings I know as well as some registry fixes and nothing seems to work. Does anyone know what could be causing this? How do I make this machine shut down automatically? I've even tried fresh installing windows as well as repair installs. Hope someone can help. Thanks.

Chris
 

Answer:"It is now safe to turn off your computer" ?????

Ive had the same prob, kind of.
read the info on this page: http://www.theeldergeek.com/clean_installation_of_windows_xp.htm

especially under this title: The Role of the F5 Key and Shutdown Problems

The option of pressing f5 at the time of install & choosing 'Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) PC ' worked for me.
Hope this helps.
 

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I am running Windows 8 64 bit

Apparently I scanned my system using full system scan (AVAST) and left my computer on thinking it would take for many hours. When I came back, my computer automatically shutdown because it was left standby for about 4 hours. I don't know if the scan was finished. When I try to boot, the screen gets stuck on "please wait" screen or "configuring windows. Do not turn off your computer".

I already tried going to System Recovery Options screen, then going to Troubleshoot, then Advanced Options, but I tried everything there and still the issue persists even when I tried to boot in safe mode. I tried going to command prompt, and type sfc/ scannow but it says it can't scan right now. I also tried chkdsk / R but it says the same. I don't know how to run cmd as administrator from the System Recovery Options.

So now I tried to use system restore but I am stuck to the windows logo for about 1 and half hour. I don't know if I should wait for this or it is already stuck. In other forums I read, they used system restore with only the "C:" disk group connected. Should I also do this?

I am thinking to remove AVAST or somehow disable it.

Please help me.

Answer:[SOLVED] Stuck on "Please wait" screen or "Configuring windows. Do not turn off your

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Do you have your Windows 8 CD?

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Dear Experts,I was using the PC and suddenly, my monitor get turned off, but the light on power button changed the color from green to orange with dark on the monitor and there was "POWER SAVE"...and something said "NO SIGNAL..". Now, I cannot use my PC because I tried restarted the PC but still turned off...How to fix this problem? Can anyone help me for this..I am very appreciate for your helps..  Thanks,Natasha

Answer:My monitor suddenly turn off with "NO SIGNAL"..."POWER SAVE..Pls Help

Hello Natasha.It's like foning your favorite car mechanic and telling him/her that your car won't start and asking what you can do...   His first question will be "Whats the make and model?"So the first question about your monitor is "What's the make and model?"This fault is 'generally' caused by damage to the connection cable, or incorrect plugging but may be caused by heat stress or a video card problem.  We could accept some details of your pc as well, the more info you supply the better chance of us being able to come up with a reasonably sane diagnosis..Thanks.

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My old HP Pavilion has been freaking out for months. This used to be a minor problem, though, but now it's truly disturbing...

Basically, oftentimes when I turn on my computer, the light on the power button flashes green for one second and then simply goes black again, and the computer never even attempts to start up. After it would flash, the power button would become unusable, and the computer just couldn't be turned on! I randomly tried to fix it, and I soon discovered that if I unplugged a bunch of plugs on my surge protector, and then plugged them back in, the computer would eventually start back up (I sometimes had to do this 3 or 4 times, though)...and I have no idea why. I thought it might just be the power plug, but many times I had to unplug more than just that (telephone plug, monitor plug...you know, all of 'em).

I have to basically do this everyday now (turn on computer, let it flash, then turn off surge, unplug everything, replug everything, turn on surge, then turn on computer), and it's really annoying.

Any ideas?

Answer:Unplug Everything to Turn On Computer?

either your surge protector is bad or the power supply, i would plug the computer directly into the wall and see if that helps, if not it could be your PSU

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When I try to "Turn off Computer" (WinXP), my computer simply re-boots..

The only way I can shut down is by turning my computer off manually - (which causes some problems...)



Does anyone know why this happens? Or how I can fix it?


Many thanks...

Answer:I can't "Turn off Computer"...

Don't know why it happens, but try this to see if it helps

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I have a Surface pro4 running Win10 Pro.

Today's lock screen is a nice winter scene, but it is marred by some "ads" that i didn't ask for nor do I want them on my screen. (for a photo visit: http://imgur.com/a/njoVt) The "ads" are links to the Microsoft store.
Ok, technically it's not the lock screen, because i've already logged in, it's the screen that comes up after the tablet has gone to sleep, but it looks the same as the lock screen. I just don't have to give my password, but i think that just my own settings. I don;t know what this screen is really called, if it's different from the lock screen.

Also, technically they are not advertisements, they look like holiday messages from Microsoft, but they are links to the Microsoft store so it's forced marketing. Most of all I did not ask for them to be there.

I tried looking for a way to turn of "ads" on the lock screen and it looks like there's an option on the lock screen configuration that i am missing. I don;t have the option outlined in these instructions: http://www.howtogeek.com/243263/how-...0-lock-screen/
Thanks for the help!

Answer:How do I turn off "lock screen" "ads"?

Hi YoungRascal and welcome to Ten forums

Change background setting to "Picture" temporary and see if that option shows for you. You can change it back to Spotlight after...

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What does this message exactly means to pc connected to Internet previously and afterwards not.

?Don't turn off or unplug your computer ;it will turn off automatically

Installing update 2 of 74?

Is there any problem if I turn off my pc if the process ?2 of 74? ends because some time it takes much time and it tends to happen from time to time. And which files are up dated? Systems ones or what ?is it necessary or not? If not how can i disable this message that happens when I turn off my laptop.

Answer:Donít turn off or unplug your computer -Installing update 2 of 74

You can use the Windows start menu and initiate a shutdown and it will continue running, installing the updates and when finished it will shut down.

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Hello guysI am beginner on computers and recently my computer obtained a problem and i think its on hardware the problem.When i open pc it is open for 4-5 seconds and its turn off and few seconds later it's turn on automatically without me pressing the power button, also it;s doesn't send signal to my screen.Can anyone please help me?  Sorry for my english, its not my native language.

Answer:My computer turn off and turn on automatically

Could you please share the make/model number of the computer? Also if this computer is new and under warranty have you considered returning it under warranty replacement?

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My computer won't turn on after being shut off until I unplug cord and plug back in! I know there are many things it could be but I will explain a little of the situation. It started about a little while ago when I came to turn the computer on. It would not start. I unplugged the computer and pressed the power button and it started. I have been doing some experimenting and found this out.
On the mobod there are three little blue lights. When I push the power button one of the blue lights will come on and not the other two and it won't start. I then unplug the cord and the blue light goes out after about 5 seconds. I plug it back in and push power and it starts. It runs fine when on.
It is and Epox mobod with an antec case and a 350watt smart psu.
Has anyone experienced anything like this?

Answer:My computer won't turn on after being shut off until I unplug it & plug back in.

well, its prossibly the PSU dying or not giving enough power to start.
try pullin out a PSU from the other system (the Fortron Blue storm 500w) and see if the issue continues

if i where u i'd switch the PSU ASAP before u fry ur mobo from switching on/off so many times

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My computer won't turn on after being shut off until I unplug cord and plug back in! I know there are many things it could be but I will explain a little of the situation. It started about a little while ago when I came to turn the computer on. It would not start. I unplugged the computer and pressed the power button and it started. I have been doing some experimenting and found this out.
On the mobod there are three little blue lights. When I push the power button one of the blue lights will come on and not the other two and it won't start. I then unplug the cord and the blue light goes out after about 5 seconds. I plug it back in and push power and it starts. It runs fine when on.
It is and Epox mobod with an antec case and a 350watt smart psu.
Has anyone experienced anything like this?
 

Answer:My computer won't turn on after being shut off until I unplug it & plug back in.

Hey

I'm just a newbie but I had that problem tonight and I found a solution buy putting my new PSU in
 

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recently I restarted my 2350 with 8.1 windows and this is the message I have now...  "getting windows ready don't turn off computer" I have been all over the internet and it seems NO SOLUTION..I still have approx. 2 months on warranty..any help? Thanks..In Advance.

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Whennever I shutdown, or try go to hibernate, I get "It is Now Safe to Turn Off Your Computer" . Also, the computer does not got into hibernate or standby when it is sitting. It is a Compaq Presario Laptop running XP SP3.

It also won't restore.

I've run SFC and found nothing.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:It is Now Safe to Turn Off Your Computer"

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i recently contracted a virus that does the above mentioned things. i have hijack this, prevx, and wintasks. i also have just downloaded norton 2007. can anyone help me fix my ailing computer?

josh
 

Answer:Task manager disabled, no "run" option, no "turn off" option

oh, i am running win xp sp 2, have a dell dimension 2350, and have already deleted viewpoint manager, but i'm still stuck.

josh
 

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Hi everyone! Recently did a reinstall of windows (yikes, what a pain), recently did all critical updates and installed SP2.

Now, when I attempt to shut down and select "Turn off Computer" from the start menu it no longer powers down completely, it gives me the "It is Now Safe To Turn of Your Computer" screen,,,,ugh!!

I've not messed with my bios....APM is enabled.

I've gone into Power Options and selected to not enable hibernation and I've selected Always On power schemes with all options to never.

By the way, before the install of SP2 it would shut down normally, please help so I don't have to use the power button!!

Thanks!!
 

Answer:XP Won't Power Off When I select "Turn Off Computer

You can go here:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
Scroll down to #76 and click on the word "Off" ,when the file download box opens up,click Open.
 

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Yesterday my computer went crazy.
I have a Dell Latitude D531, running Win Xp Professional Version 2002 SP3.

At the end of my shift I had many windows open in Rockmelt and Google Crome and I just closed the . When I came home I opened the lid and waited for like 10 min and the only thing I saw was a "on" blask screen. I held in the power button to turn off the computer.

Turned it on and after that I lost:
1. Internet connection both cable and wireless
2. The PC won't read USB pen.
3. It won't turn off properly, and up in a blue screen and stays there.
4. Lost also sound on the computer.

I have tried the following sollutions:
- Tried to reset TCP/IP but it just hangs up.
- Tried to uninstall sound driver, just hangs up.
- Tried to uninstall network adapters, but just hangs there.

I have not installed any new programs for ages.

Any sollutions to this massive brake down?

Regards

Kjetil

Answer:[SOLVED] Lost Internet connection, won't turn off properly, won't "read" USB pen

Boot off of the Windows Disc Or download the Recovery Console ISO. Burn it to CD with IMGBurn Boot off of the CD and get to the Recovery Console. Here type chkdsk /R and press enter. The Check Disk utility will try and fix any file errors.
You can also download the ISO image for Drive Fitness Test in my signature and burn the image to a CD using IMGBurn also in my signature and boot off of the newly created CD and run the short and extended tests on the HDD to test the integrity of the drive.

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HI,
By choosing this option, Does it really increase HD performance in win7?
(i'm talking about physical HD drive C:\ ,not out of the system connected storage device )
i read in some places and also Brink tutorial but could not find straight answer.
(Solved) - Speeding Up SATA Hard Drives in Windows Vista ? How-To Geek Forums
what do you think?

Answer:"Turn off Windows write-cache buffer flushing on the device"

I doubt anybody's done extensive testing or benchmarking for performance benefits when you enable/disable that feature. Most people probably leave it to the default (unchecked).

But heres some history. That setting exists to actually fix a bug in Win 3.1 that led to many legacy apps relying heavily on flush calls (forcing hdd to write buffered data to the disk). The reason they did this was because flush calls were extremely fast and the reason they were so fast was they didnt actually work! The feature was broken, lol. So when MS fixed the issue in Win 95, all such apps slowed down to a crawl. To fix this MS added back the option to break the flush calls.

Read here:

Windows Confidential: The Power of Bugs

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I'm using my daughter's laptop which has Windows 7 Home Edition and Word 2003 loaded on it.  In a Word document I selected a word and went to edit>find and checked the box "Highlight all items found in" >Main Document.  This feature works great and I could use CTRL + page up/down to find each incident of that word being used.  My problem is that I cannot figure out how to turn the feature off so I can use CTRL + page up/down to actually page up or down one page at a time.  I'm stuck showing the highlighted word still.  Currently, my only solution is to close the documet and re-open it.  How do I get out of the "find" mode after I'm done using it?

Answer:How to turn off "find & replace" highlight feature in Word 2003

The Ctrl-Page Up & Ctrl-Page Down key combinations are keyboard shortcuts for "browsing" through the document. What you're browsing for, a page, or Find, or whatever, can be changed by the "Select Browse Object" button. This is at the bottom of the vertical scrollbar. It is a little circle button with an up double arrow above and a down double arrow below.Click on the button to reveal the options:including Page, Find, Graphic, Comment, etc. Pick one, and then Ctrl-Page Up will move you to the previous item, and Ctrl-Page Down will move you to the next item of whatever type you chose.If you hover the mouse over each one its name appears where the word "Cancel" is in the image above. Select an option by clicking it. The Browse by Page option is the left-most one in the top row. You can tell if the Browse Objects feature is in the default mode (Browse by Page) because the double arrows are black but when you invoke one of the other Browse By features - such as Find - the double arrows turn blue.As you will soon realise, the up and down double arrows replicate the actions of the Ctrl-Page Up and Ctrl-Page Down key combinations.

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I'm trying to set up homegroup networking with other household computers. My new HP/Windows 10 is asking for a password. When I go to control panel, network & internet, network & sharing center, advanced sharing settings, all networks and select "turn off password protected sharing," the "save changes" button is grey. When I try to share, it asks for "network credentials" password. We haven't used passwords to share among our other computers, so stuck on where to go from here. Thnx for an answer.

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I'm looking for a way to actually remove the folder for "Games" under "Turn Windows Features on or off" in Control panel. We need to completely remove the folder from the list so that our users can't just go in and re install the games. Thanks.

Answer:Remove folder from "Turn Windows Features on or off" in control panel

Do not give your users administrative power. Done.

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I'm trying to set up homegroup networking with other household computers. My new HP/Windows 10 is asking for a password. When I go to control panel, network & internet, network & sharing center, advanced sharing settings, all networks and select "turn off password protected sharing," the "save changes" button is grey. When I try to share, it asks for "network credentials" password. We haven't used passwords to share among our other computers, so stuck on where to go from here. Thnx for an answer.

Answer:Advanced Shared Settings won't turn "off" password protected sharing

Advanced Shared Settings won't turn "off" password protected sharing
HI,

No one replied to the below post. Wonder if you saw? My husband has been tinkering with partial success. We had all our computers accessible through the network, but that wasn't working with new computer. So, we tried setting up a homegroup, and that's where had partial success. But still can't get access for both public files and named user's desktop among our home computers. Is there a paid online consultant that assists with this kind of thing? I'll give you a break after this and post just to general public

Original post: I'm trying to set up homegroup networking with other household computers. My new HP/Windows 10 is asking for a password. When I go to control panel, network & internet, network & sharing center, advanced sharing settings, all networks and select "turn off password protected sharing," the "save changes" button is grey. When I try to share, it asks for "network credentials" password. We haven't used passwords to share among our other computers, so stuck on where to go from here. Thnx for an answer.

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Folks:
Running Win 7 Home Premium
I'm very frustrated:
1. Ninite stopped working and stated: "A connection with server could not be established [0x80072efd]; Cannot connect; 354".
2. Tried a competitor Allmyapps which didn't work either stating: "Allmyaps servers couldn't be reached. Make sure Allmyapps can connect to the Internet, or try again later."
3. Alos found that I cannot connect to Google while using IE 11. However I can access Google using Firefox.
4. Trolling around the web I started learning About SSL and TLS and found all were unchecked, and greyed out under IE 11 Advanced tab. Could this be the source of my problem? However, there was no way for me to check any of these boxes. IE11 would not allow me to.
5. I found online that I could force IE to use TLS protocols by editing the "Turn off Encryption Support" policy in the registry.
6. From the policy editor, every website I found said go to: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Internet Explorer > Internet Explorer Control Panel > Advanced Page > Turn Off Encryption Support
However "Turn Off Encryption Support" was not there. I cannot find Turn Off Encryption Support anywhere. After weeks of reading and figuring this out I find I'm at a dead end and very , very frustrated.
How can I turn on TLS? Will that solve my access problems.
Please advise:
Froghammer
Please advise.

Answer:Can't find "Turn Off Encryption Support" using policy editor

Hello and welcome to TWCF,
Open Registry Editor and navigate: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVe rsion\Internet Settings Set SecureProtocols (REG_DWORD) = a0 (hexadecimal base), and see if it works. If that doesn't helps, set it to a8 (hexadecimal base).
Hope this helps, Good luck

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I don't know what else to call it. On my old computer, I would go to Ebay and begin typing in the first letter of what I wanted to look at, and several words would appear that began with that letter (items I've looked at before), and then I could just click on the one I wanted. Now I have a new computer, and it doesn't do that anymore so I am constantly retyping in the words.

I'm thinking there must be a simple place you go to turn this feature on, but I have no idea where/how. Can someone help me, please? Thanks.
 

Answer:how do I turn on automatic "letter/word fill in" feature?

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For some reason I can't turn on the Intrusion Detection on my Norton Internet Security

When try to turn it on it says "Failed to Save Setting. Please verify that your Windows account is not restricted"

The only problem is that I'm the administrator and the only account on this laptop! I have no idea what to do. I've fooled around with the settings to see if I could find anything but I came up with nothing. At this point, I'm really worried that it's a virus or something like that but Norton and AdAware haven't picked up anything. I could post a HijackThis log if you think that'll help. Thanks in advance for any help you guys
 

Answer:I can't turn on "Intrusion Detection" on Norton Internet Security

bump.. I could really use some advice. I'm really paranoid about having a trojan
 

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As the title suggests, every time I open "turn windows features on or off" the box stays blank no matter how long I wait. I have tried several things and have searched for quite a long time for solutions, but to no avail. The things i've tried include; everything in the following - FIX Blank or Empty List in Vista Turn Windows Features On or Off (OptionalFeatures.exe), sfc /scannow, reg delete HKLM\COMPONENTS /v StoreDirty, and making sure Windows Modules Installer is running and set to manual. I'd appreciate any help and suggestions, thanks!

Answer:blank/empty list in "turn windows features on or off"

Is your windows install disk legit or one of those prepatched / preactivated from the torrents?

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I recently (2 days ago) had this weird problem.

It's a sort of a "syndrome" with many problems, the most evident one is the disappearance of the "Turn off" button from the start menu; but with it some other problems as follows:

- cant open task manager, i have an error message saying:"task manager has been disabled by ur administrator" although i am an administrator.

- no "run" button in the start menu.

- some sys tray applications stopped being started up with the windows.

And i havent discovered more things,,, yet...

Also, i have recently uninstalled download accelerator plus, and downloaded internet download manager, and i am almost pretty sure this is the problem as it is happened exactly with these programs added and removed.

Please if u have any idea what is going on, enlighten me...
 

Answer:Solved: "Turn off" button in the start menu disappeared!

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Hi I'm new to this whole forum thing so let's see how I go.

Some background info about my laptop is probably useful so I'll start there. I have owned my ASUS Transformer Book TX300CA for about 2 years now and haven't had many recent issues with it. My laptop recently suggested to update my Windows 10 to the "Anniversary Edition" and I did so thinking everything would be fine.

I didn't really use my computer for a couple of days after that but it was still turned on and charging as normal (I never usually turn it off). The next time I went to use it, it notified me that it just had to finish installing the updates which it did after this I went to use my computer and proceeded to detach the screen of the transformer book from the keyboard dock. I held it for about two minutes in which it was working perfectly normally and then all of a sudden it went black as though it had run out of battery life which it shouldn't have as it was charging all day and had a good percentage before I detached it from the keyboard dock.

Initially the computer was still making some whirring sounds but when I held down the power button in an attempt to turn it back on it stopped completely. I put it back on the keyboard dock and attempted to charge it thinking that I may of not had it plugged in and the battery may have just died. After a nights worth of charging it would still not turn on. I took a closer look and separated the screen and keyboard again.... Read more

Answer:Laptop wont turn on after Windows 10 "Anniversary Update"!

Put in a windows 8 installer disc,and then try to turn it on. If not, reply again. Also,unplug charger for a few mins.
 

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Hello...

I was wondering if its cool to disable the vm page file, if I upgrade to xp 64 bit edition, and install 8GB of RAM? Ive never given it much thought before now... (i figure the option to disable it, is there for a reason)

With 2GB sticks on the cheap, (around 45 bucks each), i was wondering if this config could affect performance in any way.

Currently I have 4GB of RAM (only 3.5 is addressed though), and I never seem to use more than that.

Sometimes however... when i run adobe flash 8 and photoshop.. everything really slows down quite a bit. Im just looking for super fast speeds when i run these applications.
 

Answer:Solved: Ok to turn off "page file" if i have 8GB RAM, XP 64bit edition?

I wouldn't.
Windows still uses it for some data no matter how much memory you have.
You may be able to reduce it's size though.
 

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Good Afternoon,

I'd appreciate any help that I could receive for this issue. I'd like to preface this post by mentioning that I have searched these and other forums about this issue and have found people that have had similar problems, but I don't think they are explaining things properly/as clearly as they could be. I'm hoping that I could give a little more incite into what's happening.

My laptop has Windows 7 Ultimate x64. The power options are set to "High Performance" which means that the system never goes to "Sleep" whether it is plugged in or not. However, the display is set to "Turn Off" at 5 minutes on battery or 10 minutes while plugged in.

Here is the issue: After my system's display has "Turned Off" due to inactivity, I will hit a key or move my mouse to bring the display back. Sometimes (not all the time), the laptop display will remain inactive. However, I do have two external displays hooked up. When this problem occurs, I can see my cursor on the two external displays.

Now, in most posts, people say they fix the problem by restarting their computer. I've found a different fix that doesn't require a restart. I'm able to log into the system while the screen is still off (ctrl+alt+del, type in password, press enter). Once logged in, I can see my desktop on the two external screens, but not on my laptop's native display. I then hit ctrl+alt+del, and my laptop's native display returns from it's off state. I pr... Read more

Answer:Laptop Display Remains Off When Returning From "Turn Off" State

I've continued to see this issue. And my assumption was wrong - it doesn't rely on locking my computer. I have come back to my system after the display has turned off, shook the mouse, and the two external monitors come back, but the laptop display does not. The only thing I can think of doing at this point is to turn off the option where the monitors "turn off" after so long, even though that seems like such a waste. Maybe I'll see something funky when I do that though. If anyone has any thoughts, they would be very appreciated.

~Jeeves

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Windows Vista Home Basic: Every time I boot I get the message "Windows has blocked some startup programs." I don't care if Windows has blocked the programs. It can keep on blocking them. I would just like the warning to go away without me having to click and exit every time. How can I do that?
Keith
 

Answer:How to turn off the "Windows has blocked some startup programs" message

You might want to investigate what programs are trying to start. Some info for you: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/930367
 

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urgent!!! when i "save as" images from internet to me desktop or any folder they are saves in png format, i have no use for that format, so please ti hink it is something adobe photoshop set up as automatic, but i dont know how to change that config or if it is something else.. please help.
 

Answer:my images turn into png format when "save as" to desktop or any folder

I haven't heard of them changing to ".png" -- but I have heard of them being changed to .bmp when the Internet Explorer cache is full.

Try clearing the cache in Internet Options.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;810978
 

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Yesterday I had to make a trip to the hospital after suffering damage to my right eardrum as a result of horribly loud "background music" played by a profile on Hi5, and would like to ask for help from the members of this community before something like this happens again!

I have searched on-line (Google) and in the archives of this forum, as well as the Hi5 FAQ, naturally, but have found nothing at all that addresses this issue.

I would like to ask if anyone knows how to turn off the "background music" (I would call it by another name, but this is a family oriented forum, so let's leave it at that) that plays when I open some of the profiles on "Hi5." I was listening to my own music, which was playing rather softly (with the sound volume adjusted on WinAMP, not through the sound system itself), through headphones of my computer yesterday afternoon, and suddenly when I opened the profile of a friend's friend, and without any warning, music started blaring at such an incredible volume that I was literally stunned. It took a while before I was able to possess myself enough to throw my headphones (together with my glasses) off. After a hour the intense pain in my ears persisted and I ended up in the emergency room...

Now, I know about muting the system -- that is, turning off all of the sound by means of the little pop-up volume control switch. And I also know that I can adjust the sound levels by means of the Volume Control panel (i... Read more

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So I have a two years old Dell Inspiron 1564 which has been giving me a lot of trouble. It has however, never been this bad. I turned it off after it kept freezing and lagging and then it wouldn't turn back on. It got to the starting windows screen, had a flash of a blue screen and tried again. I tried to launch startup repair, but it won't do this either. It just shows me the cursor and the blue windows screen. I can move the cursor but that's it. F12 and F2 are not working either. It is kind of urgent so I hope someone can give me some advice here...

Thanks
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron won't turn on beyond "starting Windows" screen

The hard drive has failed
 

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My desktop has possibly been infected with some malicious virus. I have notice slower speeds, an annoying flashing hourglass and I am not able to turn the firewall ON....I have read similar posts and have reinacted them but nothing has changed..I have Norton but not sure that is any good at this point...please help!!!! here is my hijack report.....
thank you for your time...

Mr.Lett

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:12:42 PM, on 2/24/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Griffin Technology\PowerMate\PowerMate.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S4I2H1.EXE
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\virus stuff_april\HijackThis.exe
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Answer:Solved: HELP ...."Flashing Hourglass Virus?" & Can NOT turn Firewall ON!

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Hi all,

i have a problem, i want to turn on wifi hotspot on notebook with windows 10 at boot. Function working fine, but the problem is set it to automatically turn on the hotspot at computer start, wihout ANY user interaction. I know that i can use commands for cmd line to create wifi hotspot, but this need to share connection from ethernet and is admin privilegies needed, and ...yes, user interaction, that i want to avoid. I think that maybe exist some cmd command or powershell, but i can not find it. Hope you have some good solution for me.

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Hi,
Is there a registry setting or option to turn off the message

"other users are logged on"

you get when you try to turn off or restart/ Windows 7, vista, xp etc? (Also ubuntu if it's not off topic)

Whats a "quite command"?

I guess I'm looking for no warning even if other users are logged on and multi RDP.

Also where are the settings to turn on or off the various windows warning messages and notices? (I'm NOT referring to the "action center" messages).

I'm doing a lot of virtual testing and multi RDP etc.

Also how do you go through 2 subnets, where one is a virtual VMWare subnet

Real PC -> Physical router (ADSL Modem Internet gateway) 1 -> Physical sub router 2 -> VMware subnet router -> VMWare workstation.

Thank you.

Answer:Turn off, disable "other users are logged on" message when restarting

Yeah log the other users off.

Setup the VM to use your on board NIC instead of a virtual NIC on another subnet.

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Howdy,

Settings > Personalization > Start :: Show recently added apps
This one I really spent so much time on, please if someone can help me finding this one's registry address don't hesitate.
I need to turn it off via registry only!

Cheers.

Answer:Turn off "Show recently added apps" in Windows 10

Ask Shawn if he has a registry method he can add to this tutorial: Start Menu Recently Added Apps - Add or Remove in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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G'day,

I recall seeing someone (Cluberti maybe?) posting the steps required to permanently turn off this prompt on the Google page? Can anyone recall what they were?

Regards,
Golden

Answer:How to permanently turn off "Install Google Chrome" prompt?

Hey Golden.

Check this link below.

Google Support - Delete Chrome Install prompt

Carry on.
Frederik

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Hi, ever since I installed the windows anniversary update I haven't been able to disable the "Search online and include web results" in Cortana settings. When I turn it off the next time I check the setting its just turned itself back on again... Having this setting enabled really slows down my search results, so if anyone could help that would be great. Also has anyone else been getting 99% usage on ram, cpu etc from multiple different things since the update? I'm constantly having to disable windows security (aswell as other things) to stop it basically freezing my PC. Thanks.

Answer:Can't turn off "Search online and include web results" (Cortana)

In prior beta and regular builds yes you may know we could turn off task bar search /Cortana unified local /web search to local search only

Get an intel CPU and an SSD that can single thread and go fast plausibly / sarc.

........just came over to the Intel Haswell Core i5 dark side on this new test mule in my specs from an K10 AMD 6 core ...
( TBH that wasn't bad just not nearly as fast in the real world ) and ain't looking back..... nothing regular or common multitasking slows this thing down

Now at least in 14915 and maybe 14905 ( not sure about the AU ,haven't tried it ) you can't do that now but only turn off all the cortana options you can see in cortana settings but web search isn't one of them in the betas anymore....................

Maybe someone knows a reg hack from prior builds that allow this for us ?

ppffttt.....that's above my usual windows beta pay grade ......(free ) to find it even if knew where to look and I don't have a live copy of anthing to compare beyond 14915 on this test mule in my specs and the AU x4 PC's .

OTOH al this makes a good argument to put 10586th2 on new NTFS volume or VM temporarily and look in the reg for a plausible (no cortana web search ) hack to put in the new betas and maybe the AU .

SRSLY I'm willing to offer up a forum rep tick button up vote and kudos here for that

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When I try to print, I get the "Turn Power off, then on again" error message on the printer's screen. Any ideas/fixes? Thanks a lot!

This does not happen all the time, but more and more often now.

PS- It is running on my Wireless Network Connection.
 

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Hi,

Has anyone noticed an annoying notification bug asking for virus protection to be turned on? Every time I switch my laptop on I get the notification being displayed for a split second.

It is a clean installation of Windows 10 (not upgraded) and all drivers are installed.

The same problem is experienced on all 3 PC's I have running Windows 10.

Just to clarify, virus protection is enabled

Answer:Notification - "Turn on virus protection" evey time Windows starts

Control Panel\System and Security\Security and Maintenance\Change Security and Maintenance

Uncheck Security messages for Virus Protection and Spyware and unwanted software protection

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Good evening all! Thank you for your access here.
Now I am having a question about effecting of dangerous site blocking feature.

Some anti-malware softs are having too agressive site blocker.
Their blocker disconnect connection to websites which are obviously safe.

I think that some people, who are using anti-malware soft, which is including too agressive site blocker,
want to disable only this feature.

But the most of softs are showing that "You are in dangerous" or "This PC is in dangerous situation" when users turn off only site blocking feature.
I also faced the situation like above.

I want to ask you that...

Question 1:
Why should not the user turn off "site blocking feature" provided by anti-malware soft(Not "WEB scanning feature" or "HTTP scanning feature")?

Question 2:
The most of anti-malware software are showing warning even when the user turns off only Site blocking feature.
Are these warning correct in terms of keeping PC security?

Question 3:
I am using the latest edtion of Mozilla Firefox, and enable default "blocking feature" at "Security" tab of "Option" page of Firefox.
And I am also using ublock origin which is included "Malware domains" and "Malware Domains List" filters.
(I don't want to use some security addons (e.g. Adguard or Avira Browser Safety) because of heavy and not supporting e10s of Firefox).
Even if I keep turning on avobe feature, sh... Read more

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On the main screen, the phone tile now displays a tape spool beneath the handset pic, yet I have deleted all messages. How can I remove this prompt?

Answer:how do I turn off the "recorded message" prompt (tape spool) in my phone tile?

That's voicemail. Messages is the wrong description if that is what you mean

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In all operating systems up to Vista, the flash drive's "active" light turns off when I go through the disconnect procedure; but, in Vista, it doesn't. I have traditionally used this as part of my explanation to others (and a convenience to myself) about when to not to remove the flash drive from its USB port.

This is a problem common to all Vista systems I've seen.

Why does the light not turn off in Vista?

And, is there an easy way to correct this?

Additional information: I have eliminated this problem being hardware-related. I have loaded Vista onto one of my systems here that previously had Windows 2000, then XP on it and it was only with the loading of Vista that the problem developed on this system. Just to be absolutely sure, I did a restore of a previous image of Windows 2000 and the problem went away again. I put Vista back on and the problem came back. So, this is strictly a Vista problem.
 

Answer:Flash drive's "active" light doesn't turn off in Vista when disconnected

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Hi, first post.

I can't follow the guidelines and put any information from the BSOD, because I can't boot my computer. However, I've taken a picture of the blue screen, if that's of any help.

Picture: http://i.imgur.com/faUQAZs.jpg

This is the process up till the BSOD:
1. Turn on computer
2. "Windows failed to start"
3. I can then a) "Start windows normally" or b) "Launch startup repair (recommended)"
4. a) just reboots the PC into the same state
5. b) results in a BSOD seconds after. It's stays until I turn off computer,
6. The BSOD again: http://i.imgur.com/faUQAZs.jpg

Things I've tried:
1. Booting into safe mode (and any of the other fancy options after pressing F8). This is NOT possible. I press an option, and I see a BSOD for 0,1 second, and the PC reboots.
2. Booting from recovery disk. I enter BIOS and change booting order = it detects the disc, starts to "load windows files" = but goes into BSOD seconds after.

What is definitely causing this:
My Samsung 840 SSD. I've tried replacing it with my old WD 640gb hard disk, and the computer boots just fine.
HOWEVER, it has worked fine since I installed it in September 2013. I WANT TO STRESS: It has worked fine, with out ANY issues since September 2013 up until now.

Nothing strange has happened lately; no new software, no new hardware.. nothing. It was a little overheating a few days ago, because it didn't turn off correctly and I put it in my PC shoulder bag... Read more

Answer:Turn on PC - "Windows failed to start" - Launch startup repair - BSOD!

The Bugcheck code of 50 suggests a memory problem, but I have seen something similar on the same Samsung 840 EVO SSD that I solved by power-cycling the SSD. To do that, follow these steps:

1. Power off laptop, unplug power lead, and remove battery.
2. Press and hold down the on/off button for 30 seconds, then release
3. Open the laptop and disconnect the SSD
4. Press and hold the on/off button for another 30 seconds, then release
5. Reconnect SSD, close-up the laptop, reinsert battery, reconnect power lead.
6. Boot as normal

Report back if it helps or not.

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