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Computer shutdown/boot lock up's

Question: Computer shutdown/boot lock up's

I am having problems with this computer shutting down, booting and even sometimes while surfing the internet. It locks up about 50% of the time shutting down, and locks up while booting maybe 25% of the time. Sometimes while on the internet a web page will just freeze and upon pressing cntrl/alt/delete once I get the message that Internet Explorer is not responding.
When I choose *End Task* it freezes the system and I have to hit the reset button on the case.

These problems started when I installed my MSI G4 MX440 card a few weeks back. I have updated to the newest drivers for the video card but that has not made any difference.

Should I reinstall Win98SE on top of itself to get the drivers and software back to normal or will that work?

My system is a 400 MHz Celeron, Super Micro P6SBA Mobo, 256MB Micron RAM, WD 80 GB HDD, MSI G4MX440 video card, Diamond Monster Sound MX 300 sound card.

I appreciate any help

Mike

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Preferred Solution: Computer shutdown/boot lock up's

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Answer: Computer shutdown/boot lock up's

Have all available windows updates been done? If not I would try that first.

From my experience, re-installing 98 on top of itself will create many more problems than it will fix.

Probably just time for an FFR.

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ecs mb-k7sem,
if i turn on the the num lock, and if i shut down the computer,
the num lock will stay on. if there a way to fix it? and it happen to the usb camera too, even the system is off, the light on the usb camera and keyboard stays on, couldn't turn it off.
 

Answer:number lock stays on when the computer is shutdown

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Hi everyone,  I have bought a Lenovo T570 and a VGA to USB Type-C converter to had an external display on it. The problem is when I lock the computer I need to manually unplug and plug the converter to turn on the external display. Have you an isue like this and do you know how to avoid this ? Thank.

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My computer has lock-ups every so often where I will have to manually re-boot.  Lately, in the past week or so I've noticed that when I boot my computer it works very hard (i can hear it working) but it takes 7-10 minutes until I can open and programs, internet, etc.   My desktop boots normal very quickly, I just can't access anything until the computer (works hard) for the 7-10 minutes.. then it seems to slow down or (catch up finally) and I can access stuff.    When I do have a computer freeze.. (few times a week) sometimes It will just freeze and sometimes it will freeze and a contant beep will sound.
 
Thanks for any help you can offer.
 
DSS log blelow
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.67.2
Run by owner at 16:08:25 on 2015-01-16
Microsoft Windows XP Professional  5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3062.2216 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
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============== Running Processes ================
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C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\SoftwareUpdate\YahooAUService.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX\PDVDDXSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcm... Read more

Answer:slow running computer on boot-up...computer lock-up freeze sometimes

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repairing a computer that was having problems with RAM. Repaired OS put in different memory card and on start up when OS starts loading the computer freezes up and stops loading OS. Does any one have any idea what the problem is? All replies greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:computer lock-up during boot

More Info would be helpful. Like Make & Model.
 

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I am using Windows XP Professional on a stand alone pc.During the day I ctr alt del to lock the computer to run some reports. With the windows scheduler I schedule  "shutdown.exe -s -t 0"  to shut down the pc at 5pm.When using ctr alt del to lock the pc the shutdown.exe does not work. When the pc is not lock, the shutdown.exe works. The only program that is open before the shutdown.exe is another scheduler to run the reports. During the day, need to ctr alt del for security reasons.Looks like I need a script to ctr alt del to unlock the pc so that the shutdown.exe can work.Have look into the msdn library and could find any appropriate scirpt.Need some pointers on where the scripts are or there are other ways of shutting down the pc or someone has such a script.Thanks in advance.

Answer:Unable to shutdown.exe when computer is "lock"

Download the free shutdown.exe from www.beyondlogic.org It is the only shutdown utility that can shutdown or re-boot a PC that has been locked.  :exclamationBeyond Logic Shutdown Utility for NT/2000/XP

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This has happened only recently with both the 86-bit Firefox, now uninstalled, and with the 64-bit Firefox replacing it (have 64-bit system). Problem first appeared when I recently tried to repair non-functioning Spotlight, in some cases messing with the registry, etc.. Spotlight now works useably as it is now coming in via Dynamic Theme. Kaspersky updated as is all Windows Update/Security fine (periodic scanning) and apps so far as i know. Now downloaded SUPER Antispyware which found 43 tracking adware cookies which it has removed.

Older 86-bit Firefox (now uninstalled) would occasionally crash before, give crash report and restart itself WITHOUT locking up the computer (HP 840 G2).

After these recent computer lockups which I assume are caused by Firefox (seems to only happen when I try to interact with opened, running Firefox in top bar, as in typing in top address bar, etc.), when I hold down computer's physical on/off switch to turn off the computer, after clean stop and then use on/off switch to re-start .... everything works fine

Answer:Firefox now occasionally causes 1703 to lock computer, must re-boot

Hi Airider

To help isolate software issues you can use the clean boot procedure. From your description "Problem first appeared when I recently tried to repair non-functioning Spotlight, in some cases messing with the registry, etc.." I don't think this is a Firefox issue.

Perform a Clean Boot in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts

Another item that you can try is the in place repair / upgrade to repair your installation. I use the word repair very loosely.

Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

While this process should not impact data I always recommend having your data backed up. I also recommend creating an Image with a tool like Macrium reflect. Better safe than sorry.
Ken

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This has happened only recently with both the 86-bit Firefox, now uninstalled, and with the 64-bit Firefox replacing it (have 64-bit system). Problem first appeared when I recently tried to repair non-functioning Spotlight, in some cases messing with the registry, etc.. Spotlight now works useably as it is now coming in via Dynamic Theme. Kaspersky updated as is all Windows Update/Security fine (periodic scanning) and apps so far as i know. Now downloaded SUPER Antispyware which found 43 tracking adware cookies which it has removed.

Older 86-bit Firefox (now uninstalled) would occasionally crash before, give crash report and restart itself WITHOUT locking up the computer (HP 840 G2).

After these recent computer lockups which I assume are caused by Firefox (seems to only happen when I try to interact with opened, running Firefox in top bar, as in typing in top address bar, etc.), when I hold down computer's physical on/off switch to turn off the computer, after clean stop and then use on/off switch to re-start .... everything works fine

Answer:Firefox now occasionally causes 1703 to lock computer, must re-boot

Hi Airider

To help isolate software issues you can use the clean boot procedure. From your description "Problem first appeared when I recently tried to repair non-functioning Spotlight, in some cases messing with the registry, etc.." I don't think this is a Firefox issue.

Perform a Clean Boot in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts

Another item that you can try is the in place repair / upgrade to repair your installation. I use the word repair very loosely.

Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

While this process should not impact data I always recommend having your data backed up. I also recommend creating an Image with a tool like Macrium reflect. Better safe than sorry.
Ken

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My computer started shutting down randomly about 3 weeks ago. at first it was every 3-4 hours and soon it had decreased its restart times to every 3-4 minutes, then every 30 seconds or so. It does this without warning. Now, it will not even boot from hard drive (even in safe mode) sometimes it restarts before boot ever happens saying windows/system32/config/system file is corrupt or missing , sometimes it makes it past this point and i get to the windows startup screen before it restarts itself.

I tried starting it with only 1 stick of ram, so see if it was a memory problem. Nope.

Because the restarts were random, i replaced the power supply. That wasn't it.

I took the heatsink off the processor and replaced the heatsink compound. that wasn't it. All fans are working.

I tried booting from a Ubuntu cd and seeing if i could just run Linux from my CDROM... It restarts during install.

Whats the deal?
 

Answer:Computer Shutdown on Boot...

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I was on my Y560 Model 0646 checking my email and the computer shut off on me.  I went to turn it back on and it does not turn on.  The caps lock and number lock light up.  Blue tooth, Battery, and Video status all light up above keyboard in status area.  None of the fans are going, and it does not sound like anything is running.  I tried removing the power and battery and pressing power button a few times.  Also tried to remove power and battery and holding down power and nothing.  It's almost like it freezes.  I can push the mute button and it lights up, but then cannot turn it off.  Please help.  Laptop just went out of warranty last month.

Answer:Y560 will not turn on. Caps Lock and Number lock light up but not fans or boot

I'm guessing it is because of the motherboard. Since it is out of warranty can a Y560 motherboard be purchased anywhere? Any ideas? Please help.

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I have a Ideapad Y560P that shut down suddenly and when we tried to turn it back on, the Caps Lock and Num Lock (on F8 key) lights go on but the computer does not start. I saw a similar thread from 2010 but there was no resolution. I assume that the two lights on at the same time at attempted start indicate some kind of "fault" condition in the computer. I have not been able to get the bios to start so that I could run diagnostics. I pulled the battery and held down power for 30 seconds, pressed start twice, put the battery back in but still won't start. I pulled memory out, trying to get a POST "beep" error but that didn't occur. I put memory back in one dimm at a time. I pulled the Hard Drive out and put it in an external enclosure and was able to extract the information to another laptop so I'm pretty sure I didn't have a hardware Hard Drive failure. Other than the one reference in this forum I haven't seen any information about this kind of, what I assume is a, hardware failure. I assume that Lenovo has some kind of guide that tells them what the lights mean. The computer was about six months out of warrenty when it failed. I called Lenovo to attempt to extend the warranty but they won't once it is out of warranty. Looking for some idea of what failed, whether it is worth getting one of Lenovo's listed companies that repair laptops to look at it and fix the problem.













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Answer:Lenovo Ideapad Y560P Will Not Boot. Caps Lock and Num Lock lights on.

MiKershaw wrote:I have a Ideapad Y560P that shut down suddenly and when we tried to turn it back on, the Caps Lock and Num Lock (on F8 key) lights go on but the computer does not start. I saw a similar thread from 2010 but there was no resolution. I assume that the two lights on at the same time at attempted start indicate some kind of "fault" condition in the computer. I have not been able to get the bios to start so that I could run diagnostics. I pulled the battery and held down power for 30 seconds, pressed start twice, put the battery back in but still won't start. I pulled memory out, trying to get a POST "beep" error but that didn't occur. I put memory back in one dimm at a time. I pulled the Hard Drive out and put it in an external enclosure and was able to extract the information to another laptop so I'm pretty sure I didn't have a hardware Hard Drive failure. Other than the one reference in this forum I haven't seen any information about this kind of, what I assume is a, hardware failure. I assume that Lenovo has some kind of guide that tells them what the lights mean. The computer was about six months out of warrenty when it failed. I called Lenovo to attempt to extend the warranty but they won't once it is out of warranty. Looking for some idea of what failed, whether it is worth getting one of Lenovo's listed companies that repair laptops to look at it and fix the problem.HiIn my experirience, these two lights don't mean anything specifically.The only good and co... Read more

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i was in the middle of doing something for school and the computer just turned off all by itself and restarted the load sequence. My DFI diagnostic thing went through all the lights and everything was fine until windows tried to load, just before the boot bar came up on screen i got a blue hardware error screen for about half a second and the computer began again.

I took a hard drive from another computer which i know works and tried it but I got the same problem, it boot up to a certian point and then restart.

Could someone help me diagnose this fault, I am willing to try anything you eed me to do to get a better idea of the problem.

Answer:Computer shutdown and will not boot anymore

Try pressing f8 continually after you turn on the computer and booting into safe mode. Also, if you have integrated things on your mobo (sound card, video, lan) pull out any redundant cards.

Dan

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I was playing gta then my pc automatically shutdown and turn back on but the screen did not turn on, the fan runs, the power light under ram light (green light) keep blinking, i tried to remove cmos battery for 20 minutes and put it back but that didnt help. This pc got the same problem for the first time but the power light doesnt blink because i overclock the pc to high, then i reset the cmos and it successfully boot. And now this is second time with power light blink. I havent tried cleaning the fan because i lost the vacuum. Who can help me solve this problem? I dont remember what motherboard is but i remember it's gigabite cpu, intel pentium 4 1,8ghz, 512 mb ram and i bought this pc 12 years ago
 

Answer:my computer automatically shutdown and cannot boot

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I'm having an issue with my computer locking up just after the desktop loads on the boot up. I can move the mouse but nothing on the desktop is accessible. I can't click any icons or the start menu. I've found that if I leave it alone for a few minutes it will start working. The same happens if I try to shut down the computer. However, I left it for about 30 minutes and it never shut down so I had to force it down.

Don't know if it is related, but performance speeds have seemed to lag over the last few weeks. I've run several virus and malware scans to no avail. I've also cleared some old programs, cleared temp files, and most of the other tips under the "Slow Computer" thread. I'm running a defrag now hoping to clear some things. I'm not sure if it is a malware issue or just a glitch in the system.

Let me know what to do.
Folfer

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Hi

I have a client whos P.C keeps shutting down after about 5 minutes and re-booting. This only happens when he's connected to his dial up account. This is running slow at 31.5mbps

I,ve run spybot and Adaware and removed entries that it found, but still doing it.

He's running XP Pro on a 750MGZ CPU and 254MB Ram but says it has worked ok up to now.

The system error report reads:

c\windows\minidump\mini012507-03.dmp
c\documu~\jake\locals~1\temp\weri.tmp.dir00\sysdata.xml

Can anyone advise how I should proceed.

Ian
 

Answer:XP Pro Computer shutdown/re-boot problem

Check the settings in the dial-up connection under Advanced
 

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Hi,

My errors are a freezing cursor - dead mouse on every other reboot ..and.. With file transfers from one HDD to another I will frequently get a system lockup of Windows (forcing me to reboot. hard reboot). My System is CLEAN of viri and trojan as wella s spyware. I Have WinXP Pro Sp2. Running Zone Alarm Pro v6, Eset NOD32 v2.5, Webroot Spysweeper (for coookies and alt scans), Spyware Doctor v.3.2.1.359 (resident), and Trojan Hunter v4 (also resident on boot). I am also booting and browsing with Pop-Up Stopper Pro. My Hardware? Abit NF7-S rev.2, Athlon 3200 Barton core, Best OCZ 400Mhz RAM (?) - 1Gb in dual channel, Audigy 4 Pro for sound. Latest drivers for all "to best of my knowledge" Any Helpers? :)

*More on the file tranfer lock-ups. The two other drives are Seagate drives and identicle. They're 300 Gb each... I have not reformated them since my last Windows reinstall - they were detected right off.

Could be Windows isnt seeing those drives for what they are?? Even worse, a bus problem?

Thank you in advance.

Answer:Mouse Lock-Up (not there on boot) and Windows Lock-Up Transfering Files HDD to HDD.

have you tryed running safemode? is it the same?
run a chkdsk: start > My Computer > right click the drive u want to scan > properties > tools > error checking - Check Now > put tick in both boxes > click start > click to scedule on next boot > restart

see if it returns any errors or corrects this

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Hi Guys, Just come back from holls turned the computer on and it wont boot up, Switched it on and off a few times, but all i get is the green AND the orange light on as though the hard drive is stuck, and the monitor wont come out of power saving mode. Any suggestions would be appreciated please.

Answer:After holiday shutdown computer wont boot up

If it's getting on a bit there's a possibility that the CMOS battery is nearing the end of its life, and has lost its charge over the holiday period. If that's the case the computer will just sit there, and will not boot.

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Hi all,After my shutdown probs, i am going to get a new mobo possibly an Msi, a new p4 processor.and a new graphics card.I need a good cheap card not a gamer arount £50max could i have some suggestions please.This will help to resolve my problem by interchanging and also whats left that works building a standby computer.

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I have gotten my first desktop and having finally got it going, ended up accidentally shutting it down after something bumped into the socket and switched it off at the wall. Now it won't boot. It turns on, fans start running and the mouse and keyboard are running. The monitor comes on, but I only get a black screen and nothing more.
It runs Windows 10.

Answer:Computer wont boot after forced shutdown

Sorry, forgot to include specs.
OS: Windows 10
Processor: Core i7
Memory: 16GB
Graphics card: Nvidia GTX 970

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Ok I had BSOD and i didn't wait for it to finish and force shutdown. When i tried to boot my computer it gets stuck on the boot from CD, and never goes any further. Any solutions
 

Answer:Forced shutdown during BSOD, now can't boot up computer

What version of Windows are you running? What is the make and model of this computer?
 

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Well Guys,I dont know which way to turn now. After installing Two new P4 cpu,s the computer is still telling me (System failed cpu Test)I just dont know what to do for the best.Any suggestions please.

Answer:After holiday shutdown computer wont boot up HELP

This is a continuation of my thread on Sun 18/9 05

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So whenever I shutdown my PC something goes wrong, no idea what it is.
I press the power button and the PC lights and fans fire up but the screens do not turn on. As far as I can tell windows never loads either. I have to hold the power button, shut it off and try again. It usually finally turns on the displays and boots after the third or fourth time. I don't get any errors booting up telling me windows was shut down improperly or anything. No beeps happen or anything. Any help or advice is greatly appreciated I am worried something is dying in the machine. Here is my system details.

DxDiag

Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit (10.0, Build 14393) (14393.rs1_release_inmarket.161004-2338)
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.9GHz
Memory: 16GB RAM
GFX Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti
Hard Drive: Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB ATA Device
Motherboard: Gigabyte LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX DDR3 1600 Motherboards GA-B75M-D3H
Power Supply: Raidmax Thunder v2 735W
 

Answer:Computer fails to boot after shutdown intially

Loose or faulty hardware would be most likely.

From your description, it's not completing POST.
 

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I did some searching on here and on google and found nothing.
My computer is shutting down before it even gets to beep. I unplugged everything except the videocard and have removed all components. The PC DOES boot without any ram in it, it continues to beep, giving the beep code for no RAM. When I insert ram, it then does not even get to the boot stage, it shuts down in a fraction of a second. I have 4 RAM DIMMS, I have tried all 4 individually in each of the 4 slots and the same problem occurs. My current thoughts are that it is the power supply but I need a second opinion. Normally I am able to fix anything with my computer but this one has stumpt me. Thanks.

An edit: The computer has worked flawlessly in the past, I got a new one and let it sit for about 3 months and just tried touching it today. It is an asus a8n5x mobo with amd 64 4000+ san diego core, I have tried 2 different sticks of 512 ddr1 and 2 sticks of 1gig ddr1, all 4 are kingston hyperx pc3200.
 

Answer:Solved: Computer shutdown before boot but boots without ram

Bad power supply, please delete this thread.
 

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Caps lock and scroll lock blinking, will not boot up 

Answer:caps lock and scroll lock blinking, will not boot up

Hi, Can you match the sequence of 'blinks' to those shown in the table below.  Can you post back with the full Model No. and Product No. of your notebook - see Here for a guide on locating this information. Regards, DP-K 

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Hello my friend.
i have a problem woth my EliteBook 8460p.
the caps lock and num lock blinks 4 times each time and then turns off totally.
what is the problem?..

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   Hi,I have an inspiron 9400 that has been having some issues lately.  As of right now, when I push the power button, the power light comes on but it does not boot or even post.  The Num lock stays on and the caps lock and scroll lock lights blink for about 40 seconds then the whole thing shuts off.  This can obviously be only a few things but, how to I figure out what those blinking lights mean.  I have search dell support but have found nothing.  Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks 

Answer:blinking Caps lock and Scroll lock/ no boot up

Try reseating your RAM securely in their slots.  I have read that blinking of any of the lock indicators is a sign of memory failure.

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Hello My notebook is not booting, the only sign I get is the Scrool Lock and Caps Lock lights blinking repeatedly three times. Important to mention that this laptop has a history of overheating and problems with its battery (battery was not charging anymore). Thank you very much.

Answer:Caps Lock and Scroll Lock blinking, will not boot up

Hello @FerrariLuis, Match the sequence of 'blinks' to those shown in the table below. Try to reseat the Memory     Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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Hi all, I'm new here and hoping someone can help me with this problem I'm having. I can't seem to play a certain game without the computer freezing and shutting off on me, but it doesn't end there. After using system restore and trying to run windows update my computer did the same thing again.

The symptom that puzzles me the most is the system will refuse to boot into windows for a bit after a shutdown. It will get to the Starting Windows screen and stop loading during the logo formation, ending in a shutdown. This seems to happen regardless of Last Known Good Configuration, Safe Mode, etc.

My computer is a Toshiba Satellite a505 laptop. I have run sfc /scannow, chkdsk /f /r, and two memory tests. sfc found nothing, chkdsk found one bad cluster in the free space, and the first memory test made the computer shut down towards the beginning. The second memory test was Windows Memory Diagnostic and that shut down in the 6th area of the first pass. I'm suspecting it's the RAM, but I can't be certain, especially since both sticks boot up the computer just fine by themselves. This started happening about 3 days ago after the laptop fell from my lap on accident. I really hope I don't have to buy a new computer...

Answer:Computer freezing randomly, refusing to boot for a bit after shutdown.

Hello,I wonder if the laptop is overheating.1. ) To help us get a better look at your computer's hardware, please download and install Speccy by Piriform. (mirror site)During installation, uncheck "Install the free Google Toolbar along with Speccy."Run Speccy and from the top menu, select File --> Publish Snapshot. Click "Yes" to proceed.Click, Copy to Clipboard and paste this address into your next post.2. ) Please download MiniToolBox by farbar, save it to your Desktop, and run it.Check the following checkboxes:List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
List Minidump FilesPlease click Go. Post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.

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I recently got my new computer vista 64

a couple of specs

1tb hd
6gb ddr3 ram
i7 3.2ghz processor
ati 4870x2 graphics card

It used to boot/shutdown so fast but recently its began to slow right down, to the point where its taking 5 mins on the windows bar animation at startup, and then dollowed by a 5-10 minute black screen before it finally boots to the desktop.

Ive disabled pretty much all of the non necessary services in msconfig and on startup, so im pretty sure it has nothing to do with that, and i've got pretty decent virus protection so it couldnt be any spyware or malware or I would have found it by now, could it be my hard drive needs repairing or something?

oh and it also takes 3-4 mins to shut down aswell. and for the first few mins of loading to the desktop everything is fairly slow, but then it goes back to normal - super fast.

please help this is frustrating.
 

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id like to know if I can create a lock screen when my computer boots up to completely lock it from a very advanced user? Or any other ideas would be great. I'd like to know when im not home my computer is completely locked from my very spying boyfriend! I live alone, but sometimes he's here while im working. Im using windows 7 home premium. Thanks ahead of time for any ideas
 

Answer:would know if ican setup a lock screen wheny computer boots up to completly lock it .

Re: would know if ican setup a lock screen wheny computer boots up to completly lock

Don't log in :-D

Use a very difficult password. We have plenty of password generators on majorgeeks.
Enable the system admin account and password protect it.
Those two are probably enough. How advanced is he?
 

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I try to shut down my computer, the OS is windows XP Professional.

It goes to the normal shutdown screen. "Windows is shutting down" And then locks up... after a minute, all of my peripherals shut off (mouse and keyboard lights go off), and then it BSoDs me...

What kind of information do you guys need to help me out, ask and I will tell.

It's quite the nuisance not being able to shut down in an orderly fashion, and I do not know if it is having an adverse effect on my computer... For safety's sake, I would like to resolve this problem

Ask away to help me isolate and solve this problem,

-Olan

PS. I have reformatted once, and that did NOT solve this problem.
I have also taken apart the PC and put it back together. MY BIOS and drivers are up to date. And... I have the latest windows updates.

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I have an Athlon 650, 512 MB PC running Windows 2000 server edition running Internet Connection Sharing (for cable modem), and IIS 5.0 for several web sites. I also use it as a file server. I usually leave it just sitting there and just update things every once in a while. I don't even have a monitor hooked to it. Should I hit CTRL-ALT-DEL and click the "lock computer" or log out? Would this make it more secure somehow to hacks? I haven't had any problems yet, but I just want it secure as possible.

Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks,

Cory
 

Answer:Win2K server - ICS, IIS, etc... - should I lock the PC - CTRL-ALT-DEL -Lock computer?

According to what microsoft says, Yes, it will provide an added layer of security.
 

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I am having a strange problem that has been occuring now on a regular basis. I am running windows ME and using zone alarm as my fire wall. I also use antivar, DR. Spyware, along with spyblaster ccleaner to clean up spyware and malware on aty regular intervoles. I have run HJT and had major geeks review the log. All was good with my system.I am also up to date with all the micro soft windows updates to ME. However when I power down I get a blue screen (not the blue screen of death with an error message) but a pale blue screen. At that point the system hangs. I have to reboot to safe mode, run disk scan and then power down. The other think that will sometimes happen when I go though this process, is the next time I power up. Sometimes I get a message that my last power down of window was incorrect and I have to hit the radio bar on my screen to get back my desk top. Any ideas. I can supply any othere info you may need. I would like to thank anyone in advance for ant help.
 

Answer:system lock up at shutdown

See if any of the steps in the link below help.

http://aumha.org/win4/a/shutdown.php#1

Steve
 

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anyone know how to do this, as it be a lot easier to have the shutdown menu there also and not having to click switch user

Answer:Add Shutdown to lock screen?

Press Windows Logo key+L to lock your computer. Now press the Switch User button. Now look at the bottom right side, there you go.

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Got a new comp recently, 660S, it has the annoying habit of lighting the Num. Lock on my (wired, USB) Keyboard at Shutdown only way so far to switch off the light is to unplug the keyboard which is becoming boring!
BTW the light would remain on even though the comp. is shut down until it is restarted - then it goes out!

Answer:Shutdown of W7 triggers Num. Lock on K/B

Think I found the answer, I removed my k/b from the USB Hub that I was using and plugged it directly into the computer (only available port was USB3) now the light comes on when shutting down but goes off when the comp completely shuts down! It comes back on again at start up but goes out when OS finishes loading - I can live with that!

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I've now looked at 9 of this series with a variety of chip and HD specs.  All share the same problem - random screen freeze-up, no operation of keyboard,  mousepad or mouse, often, but not always  followed by  involuntary machine switch off. Because they are all well out of warranty, no help has been available from HP.  All the geek sites have provided useful info, from hardware checks - Speedfan etc., updating drivers for everything including the  AMD graphics cards, cleaning out dust, but none have provided a cure. Both the 500 series and b27SA models are involved. Has HP ever put out any advisories other than what I've already done? Joxter  (TIA)

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Hi

For some reason I have not got the shutdown options within the Lock Screen. They are only in the login but I want to have them in the Lock Screen as I may find myself unable to access login screen sometime in the future. I would like to have that functionality.

I have confirmed the option in my Security Policies is set to disabled but I'm guessing this is not the correct setting. Please advise, as I know it's possible but cannot find the option at the moment. I'm guessing it is most likely in the registry somewhere but have not checked there as yet. Thanks!

Answer:No shutdown option from within Lock Screen

Press and hold the power button. Or set the power button option, in Advanced Power Options, to Shut Down the system for both AC powered and Battery powered.

Not sure why you wouldn't be able to access the login screen. No need to actually Log In. That option is available from the Log In screen where you type in your password.

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After trying to register at their forum, I finally gave up and hope to get help here.

This may be a stupid question, but Slawdog Smart Shutdown has an option to lock the computer. What does this mean? If I lock it, how do I get it unlocked?

I'm thinking this might be a good feature to use for a 16 year old grandson who gets up after we go to bed and gets on my computer. If I could lock it so he couldn't use it without my input, that would be great. Am I on the right track here, or does it mean something totally different?

Thanks
Peg
 

Answer:Slawdog Smart Shutdown - lock

You really dont need anything to lock him out. Try giving your account a password and when done on the pc simply log out and he cannot get on unless you let him on. Also you can set up to prompt for a password at the screensaver settings screen.
 

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Hi Experts,When we want to lock the computer we do the following:Ctrl Alt Del(A dialog box appears)Lock computerWhen we want to unlock the computer we do the following:Ctrl Alt Del(A dialog box appears)Key in passwordEnterIs there any possibility in the registry (or somewhere) of XP Professional menu to:1.      automate the above,2.      automate a shutdown at specified time?Thanks.

Answer:Auto lock, unlock and shutdown

1) What do you want to automate? Lock? Well, you can use also the windows key+L (the L key). To unlock, you have to press ctrl+alt+del and enter the username and password (username, in case you want to log off the user which locked the computer). You can't automate this -- but you can disable the lock option (why do you want to do it?). Are you in a domain? Then talk to network administrator/system administrator. It's your home computer? Then use the simple logon options, without passwords.A simple way to lock the computer it's to set the computer to lock when enters in screen saver mode.2) For shutdown at a specified time: you may create a bat file, which should contain a line like:shutdown -s -f -t 60(see shutdown command in windows)And then, add a new scheduled task which runs that bat file at the specified time.

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Hi,

I seem to have a problem with my paths in windows xp pro. I'm not too sure what it is that has caused the problem, but it is hindering my use of my computer quite badly.

Whenever I run command line prompts such as ping or net, I get an error saying

'net' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

The most recent cause is when I'm trying to run a development MySQL server on my machine and the command line prompt is C:\>NET START MYSQL, to begin the instance. Its the same for any ping commands I run, which means I can't network the PC with anything either. I can temporarily solve the problem by going into the windows registry and navigating to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control \SessionManager\Environment

and changing the path entry 'type' from REG_SZ to REG_EXPAND_SZ. However, whenever I shut down the PC, the path entry goes back to REG_SZ. Is there some way I can lock this change in the registry values, so it stays the way I instruct in the future, and I don't have to keep changing it every time I want to connect my computer to just about anything?

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after requesting shutdown the screen went black, the light for the speaker being muted did not go off and the caps lock light is flashing 5 times slow and then 3 times fast, and keeps repeating this. The problem happened 2 time the first 2 days I had it and after forcing a power down when the laptop booted the OS was corrupted and I had to do a full reload. If it happened a third time I was going to contact HP but the problem went away for 2 months and now it is back

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I was trying to help a friend w/ his laptop w/ Vista (which I have not used before) and when we shut it down, I accidently hit the LOCK icon and closed the lid. When he tried to restart, the system appears to come back up, but then the screen goes black. I tried CTL-ALT-DEL, but nothing happened, still black screen, but there is lots of disk activity going on. We did a hard shutdown (holding power button down) and rebooted, getting an error screen and then booting in safe mode. Can do that, but don't know what to modifiy or try and change. He says he never created a password, has only one account on the computer which is an administrator account. When we reboot into std OS, same old thing, black screen after just a flash of the main screen. HELP????

Answer:Shutdown LOCK- stuck and can't access to unlock

Try and do a system restore in safe mode: System Restore - How to

Amplid

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My unit is a 2400. Recently when i try to shut down via Win XP it works untill the message "windows will now shut down". At that point the image freezes with the mouse pointer in place. I installed a new HD with a new OS Win XP Pro. I downloaded all relevant drivers including Bios update. It seems that my english is unsufficent bec I'm to install the Bios via Boot and at switch on I'm to hold down the TILDE KEY. What's that?? Did anybody encounter this problems of system freeze shutdown and if yes whats the remedy? I also found a sys message telling me the BASE SYSTEM DEVICE has a ? What's a BASE SYSTEM DEVICE??
I appreciate your kind help in this matter. TNX and lots of XZEXZ++?!!! Rene

[Edited by: admin on 21-Jan-06 11:17]

Answer:AT SHUTDOWN the unit Satellite 2400 lock up

Hello

The base system device is usually the PCMCIA slot or card reader or both. Some laptop manufactures bundle a set of drivers and call it "Chipset" even though it includes more than the chip set.
I assume that you didn?t install the chipset driver or you have install it but in the false order. The chipset driver should be installed at first.

Well, the windows want shut down because some background processes are running or because of a OS malfunction. I assume that this problem doesn?t occur with the Toshiba recovery CD because all drivers are installed properly.

About the BIOS procedure:
Please check this Toshiba page. There you will find a instructions how to update the BIOS.
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/faq.jsp?z=234&service=EU&from=faq_selection&CFID=B IOS&FID=TRO0000000b07

But please note: The wrong BIOS or a wrong procedure can damage the mainboard. Firstly you should check if the clean installation with the Recovery CD will solve the problem before you start the BIOS update!!!

Bye

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Hello All,

I have a ASUS Laptop with Intel I3 processer and Windows 7 Home Premium. I recently had a forced shutdown during a Windows upgrade session. Ever since then the Boot and Shutdown times have increased to over 15 minutes. I have run the msconfig unticking all but the antivirus (Kaspersky) and it still takes >15 min to boot and Shutdown. Is there something I can do before I decide to reinstall Windows &. (I dont have a install disk.) The software came with the Computer and I have the OEM code (Bought at Best Buy)

Thanks in advance.

Answer:SLOW Boot and Shutdown after forced Shutdown during Windows 7 Upgrade

Yeah. I have been using the Software performance toolkit from windows. Basicly if you know about windows xp, xp had a program called bootvis that rearranged the bootfiles and such for faster boot times, and bootvis is in windows 7, but you need another program to try to use it (i believe).

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Hi,A friends PC has some issues with booting & shutting down / logging off. I'm posting this on behalf of him. He doesn't have much experience with computers. I have seen the computer in person earlier today.Manufacturer: ToshibaModel: Satellite Pro L40 I believe.OS: Vista (probably 32 bit)RAM: 1Gb.Processor: Intel CeleronGraphics: Unknown whether Laptop has graphics card & being used, or is using on-board graphics (I did not think about this earlier)Hard disk capacity approx 60Gb- Two partitions visible via "My Computer":Partition 1 - C:\ - OS - size approx 19Gb. ~ 16GB free. Partition 2 - D:\ - Data - size approx 51Gb. Hardly any space used.Summary of boot / shutdown related issues*****Normal boot -> after user logs in mouse cursor appears but screen is blackLast know configuration -> after user logs in mouse cursor appears but screen is blackSafe mode -> after user logs in mouse cursor appears but screen is blackSafe mode with networking -> not tried.Log off / shutdown issue (see 2. below)Startup repair finds no issues.System restore works allows PC to boot normally (see below), but boot problem always reoccurs after restart (see 1. below).1. Using system restore was able to restore PC to restore point in January successfully, and after restarting, user logs in boots up normally. (User has multiple restore points in past)2. When restarting / shutting down PC, it gets to "logging off" notification screen with blue h... Read more

Answer:Boot & shutdown issues. PC boots normally only after system restore. Cannot shutdown normally.

I would start with

a. Hard drive diagnostic, long test.

b. Followed by chkdsk /r if no issues during diagnostic.

c. Followed by defrag if no issues with first two steps.

<<Partition 1 - C:\ - OS - size approx 19Gb. ~ 16GB free>>

Is that correct as stated? Seems somewhat anomalous to me.

Louis

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Hi all,Over the past few months I've been using an X200 Tablet with Windows 7.  Since I've had it I've noticed problems with it not 'sleeping' properly and the ability to Lock, Restart or Shutdown the computer going missing. I?ve done some troubleshooting and narrowed down a scenario where I can repeat the problem 100% of the time.  -       Setup computer with USB device (a keyboard and mouse will do)-       Boot and logon-       <test to see if locking works, and unlock ? it works>-       Sleep the computer-       Wake the computer-       <test to see if locking works, and unlock ? it works>-       Unplug any of the USB devices At this point the computer can?t be locked, and if you send it to sleep it will essentially crash meaning you have to do a hard shutdown (or as has happened a few times, wait for the battery to run out in your laptop bag...).  I?ve tried different USB ports on the computer and different mice.  I've updated the BIOS and all the drivers, I've even rebuilt it from the Windows DVD.  Is something anyone else has experianced?  If you have a X200 tablet does the same thing happen to you? T  

Answer:Help - Repeatable X200T USB, Sleep and Lock/Restart/Shutdown crashes

Out of the blue, I happened to install this Microsoft hotfix (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976755), and today was the first day that, upon docking, I was able to lock my laptop, and I assume it will go to sleep at the end of the day when I take it home. In checking this forum, I see that this fix was suggested here some time ago:http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-Tablet-ThinkPad-Laptops/X200-Tablet-Win7-Black-screen-freeze-on-... Hope this helps.

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I have an X201 Tablet (3113-W4M) that came preloaded with Windows XP SP3.  I blew away the XP image and reloaded with Windows 7 Enterprise and obtained all Windows 7 drivers from the Lenovo website. The issue is that after the system resumes from Sleep or Hibernate *and* I plug in a USB mouse or USB mouse/keyboard combo, I am unable to lock, shutdown, restart, or hibernate the system.  Additionally, anything that invokes UAC fails to display.  If I look at Processes under Task Manager, I see where consent.exe is running (called when a UAC approval prompt should be displayed).  Sometimes it is running multiple times corresponding to multiple events that should have displayed the prompt (e.g. running RegEdit).  Turning off UAC is a workaround to this issue but does not address the root cause and does not address the lock/shutdown/etc. issue. After extensive troubleshooting that included 2 full OS reloads, process monitoring, and deep log reviews, I have narrowed my issue to the following steps: 1) Boot tablet with no USB mouse and/or keyboard attached2) Attach USB mouse and/or keyboard>>>Attempt to lock workstation and launch Regedit both function as expected.3) Hibernate tablet (USB mouse and/or keyboard attached)4) Resume from hibernate (USB mouse and/or keyboard attached)>>>Attempt to lock workstation and launch Regedit both fail I discovered this as I move my system from work (Logitech S510 keyboard/mouse c... Read more

Answer:X201 Tablet will not lock, restart, shutdown, sleep, or display UAC/consent UI after plugging in USB

you may want to look at the blackscreen issues we have been having with the x200 tablets.  could be related.

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Hey folks. I would appreciate if you could lend a hand with this issue, as I haven't had any luck so far.
 
My PC has been restarting instead of shutting down when I initiate a shutdown. I did a clean boot and tried it, as well safe mode, and it still replicates the problem. The BSOD I occasionally get before the restart is KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE
 
Even though the BSOD doesn't show up every time, I am getting a minidump each time it restarts with the KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE error. I've included the two most recent minidumps for analysis if it helps solve the problem.

Minidump 1: http://speedy.sh/WM23P/092014-21796-01.dmp
Minidump 2: http://speedy.sh/4UXvm/092014-24046-01.dmp
 
Where do I go from here?
Much obliged for your help,
Faithisreason

Answer:Computer Restarts on Shutdown (Windows 8.0) Occasional BSOD During Shutdown

Have you made sure that you have all your windows updates?

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Built my computer about 7 months ago, worked fine up until now.

My PC randomly freezes completely and suddenly. Task manager wont open and I have to reset it, however even after reset it takes forever to boot and it goes straight to the UEFI and not to Windows, even if I exit the UEFI it won't boot into Windows 8.1 until I shut it off completely then turn it back on. My M4 64g SSD (Windows Drive) doesn't show up in the boot menu but does in device manager/my computer, however this is not a new thing. (I suspected the SSD might be failing) The freezing started after having my computer off for 5 days (it's never been shut off for more than a day or two). I can think of no other unusual things I might have done or changed.

So far I have tried...

* Resetting the BIOS overclocks to "default" (they have been stable)

* Running memtest86 for a period of 5 hours with no errors.

* Running MSI Kombuster burn-in-test for about half an hour. (This was happening while playing Battlefield 4 (I thought it might be the game/GPU) but it happens even while watching VLC or browsing Firefox and Chrome on their own. (Didn't crash)

* Freeing up space in the Windows SSD. (It had less than 1GB, now it has 18GB and the problem still occurs.)

* Checked all temperatures of CPU/GPU/Drives/Mobo, nothing is overheating. Under GPU stress test.

It doesn't lag or give warnings it just locks up.

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Answer:Computer locking up, reset button goes to UEFI wont boot till full shutdown/reset

The SSD might be failing. Is it still under warranty?
 

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I have shutdown correctly, but I get BSOD and then it shutdowns, but then it turns on again.

Answer:BSOD as computer shutdown, turns on after shutdown

Even when i try to restore my computer it gives the BSOD

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Hello! I have recently had an issue with my computer not fully shutting down!

When I press on the windows icon and the press SHUTDOWN it goes to shutdown and looks like it is working but then as the monitor goes off and things get quieter, the computer still stays on!

The computer has been running great but I am very close to trying a new reformat (although Intel's driver website seems to be having issues when I go to download so this might have to wait).

I also just replaced my power supply recently, a friend came over who runs a pc shop and he sad it is installed right (he even redid it just to make sure). The PSU was like 6 years old, it would not start up before so thats why we got anew psu and put it in and its worked since (although with this not 100% shutting down)

Also I got a new motherboard and CPU put in not long ago. I have a feeling there could be a bios update I should use? I know its still an early default bios.

Asus P8Z77-V_LK
Consair 650w PSU
Intel I5
Auzen 7.1 Prelude
660ti+ 3gb version
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

When I go into events for windows after I have to shutdown the comp with the button, it says "Kernel Event" and "Session Micrsoft Security Client OOBE Stopped due to the following error: OxC000000D"
and "Microsoft Windows Setup" Stopped due to the followign error:0xC00000D" The wierd thing Is I dont even have Microsoft Security going and I dont know what the whole Microsoft Windows setup thin under event view... Read more

Answer:Pressing SHUTDOWN does not fully shutdown computer

Go to the Start Orb and right tick and select Properties.
You should see a window. Then select Start Menu and you should see this. Notice the red circle.
Tick there and you will see some selections.

Attachment 292213

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This is weird. I have to go through the shutdown procedure twice, i.e., Start/Shut Down/Shut Down and click Ok, then Start/Shut Down/Shut Down and click Ok again. It will then shutdown properly. The same thing happens when I try to "Restart."

After doing the first shutdown sequence, everything is normal. I can open programs, surf the web, etc. It's as if I never tried to shut it down at all. Only after the second shutdown procedure will it shutdown fully. One note: When I go through the first shutdown sequence, my taskbar pops up and the desktop is darkened. After clicking Ok, the taskbar autohides and my desktop returns to its normal color.

I have only had this problem for the last month or two. Before that, all was fine. It's not critical since I can shut it down. It's just annoying to have to do it twice.

I have Windows 2000 Pro, SP4, build 5.00.2195. Any ideas/suggestions?
 

Answer:Solved: I have to shutdown Win2000 Pro twice to shutdown computer

I have had this happen a couple of times in the three+ years I've used W2K, and I figured I hadn't let the thing work long enough to shut down (due to my impatience). W2K saves changes, analyzes configurations, etc, etc during both start-up and shut-down.

Sooo , I waited a couple of times, and sure enough, it shut down after 10-15 minutes.

Then, I waited once, including going to bed, and it was still up in the morning.

What is it? I don't know. I do know that after I did a reinstall about 3 months ago, I have yet to experience it again.

(Not saying that I won't).
 

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Hello! Since the most recent build of W-10 (9879), my caps lock, num lock, and scroll lock lights do not function on either computer on which I have W-10 installed (a desktop with a USB keyboard and a laptop with an integrated keyboard). The keys still work to correctly toggle the functionality, but the keyboard lights don't work. In case it matters, my keyboard's actual backlights and my mouse's internal light (not the laser, the internal LED) are working correctly, it's just the CL, NL, and SL indicators that don't function.

Anyone have any ideas for fixing this?

Answer:Caps lock, num lock, scroll lock lights no longer function

Welcome to Windows TenForums, Vaindil.

It doesn’t seem to work on anyone’s system and there doesn’t seem to be a fix yet. You can read here into the beginning of the next page if you like.

https://www.tenforums.com/general-dis...tml#post167249

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what to do when a dell latitude d630 laptop is not on but cap lock, num lock and scroll lock is on and i'e tried to check the VGA and the processor

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My PC suddernly locks up when booting. It does the RAM check, finds the hard disks, but don't think it can find the boot record from hard disk. It can boot from boot floppy and can and read the hard drives when in DOS. (I got 2 drives dual booting with 'C' as Win98 and 'D' as Win xp)It tries to search for boot record from A then CD drive then C, screen goes black with small flashing cursor top left and hangs there.Is there a way I can repair without rebuilding?Is it the boot record as I assume?I got second machine to download any fix files if suggested.Help appreciated

Answer:Lock up on boot up - cant find boot record.

Have you done anything to it recently? i mean install new hardware/software etc? or did this just 'happen overnight'?

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I'm using an HP Pavilion dv6000 Notebook series. I noticed that my Caps Lock LED is not working but its FUNCTION is working fine.. same goes with Scroll Lock. Here's the weird part.. when I press Num Lock ( function key + scroll lock ) the LED turns on! I already tried a system recovery, it didn't solve the issue. Is there something wrong with my BIOS? Any help from you guys will be highly appreciated.. thanks!

Answer:Caps lock & Scroll Lock LEDs not working but Num Lock is wor...

Sometimes electrical components needs to have all power sources removed and reintroduced to work properly.  Try performing a hard reset first, if it doesn't work then try updating your BIOS.  If neither works...It's pretty much dead and not worth fixing.  To Perform A Hard Reset Shut down the computer by going to the Start menu and selecting shut down. (If you have no display, hold the power button down for  5 seconds)Disconnect the AC Adapter from the notebook.Remove the battery from the bottom of the notebook.  There will be a switch/button to eject the battery.Wait at least 1 minute with all power sources disconnected.Re-insert the battery and reconnect the AC Adapter and then attempt to power on the notebook.

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Hi,

how to disable Caps lock, num lock, scroll lock screen messages?



I have desktop pc with two keyboards usb and bluetooth. Also TOSHIBA Bluetooth Stack software, but in device manager: keyboard > hid keyboard device both using microsoft drivers. And I dont have any software installed for keyboards. Also bluetooth has separate system tray indications (it is also disabled) so its not that. I made some googling and found other fix it with Hkey_Local_Machine\Software\Widcomm\BTConfig\General KeyIndication set to 0, but I dont have it in registry. Acualy I dont have anywhere in registry KeyIndication. So any ideas how to disable it? Thanks

Answer:Caps lock, num lock, scroll lock screen messages

Hi,

You'll find that the messages are controlled by a piece of software that came pre-installed on your machine when you bought it. Try looking for a Hotkey managing app to see if the notifications can be disabled.


OS

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For some time now, i have been experiencing that my Num Lock, Caps Lock and Scroll Lock all lights up (not blinking) all at the same time, I tried to google it but i can not find any solutions or explanations for it.

Does anyone know if it is bad? and what is causing this?

I am having a wired keyboard with nothing fancy just a standard issue Logitech keyboard.

Answer:Num Lock, Caps Lock and Scroll Lock all lights up (not blinking)

Can you toggle those functions off, one at a time? Sometimes restarting the computer will use the last state it was in, I'd fully shut down and pull the power cord from the computer and the keyboard cable then put them back and try again.

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Trying to figure out this nagging problem with my HP laptop Pavilion DV7 running Vista 64 bit.
The laptop won't shutdown.  It logs off user, then stalls at shutting down message then finally blue screen error and memory dump files created.
It then reboots to the logon screen.
 
Once logged back in get windows messsage:
 
Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown.
Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name:    BlueScreen
  OS Version:    6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.3
  Locale ID:    4105
Additional information about the problem:
  BCCode:    1000009f
  BCP1:    0000000000000004
  BCP2:    0000000000000258
  BCP3:    FFFFFA8003CBD040
  BCP4:    0000000000000000
  OS Version:    6_0_6002
  Service Pack:    2_0
  Product:    768_1
Files that help describe the problem:
  C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini031213-02.dmp
  C:\Users\Alex\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-1868689-0.sysdata.xml
  C:\Users\Alex\AppData\Local\Temp\WER4BDE.tmp.version.txt
 
 
 
 
I also have issues trying to use Windows backup utility as it times out when creating a shadow copy.  I belive this is related to above issue.
I can shut down from safemood without any apparent issues.  So I think some driver is corrupt somewhere.
 
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Answer:Computer won't shutdown, bluescreen on shutdown

Download BlueScreenView:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html
unzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe to run the program.
when scanning is done, go to EDIT - Select All
Go to FILE - SAVE Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt
Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all of the content, and paste it into your next reply
 
 
Also, What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

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I think I have tried all of the "remove lock tutorials" but lock remains in my START....SHUTDOWN.......options menu. What should I use to remove that "Lock"?

Answer:Remove "LOCK" from START.....SHUTDOWN......options

Hello William,

If you like, you could use the tutorial below to remove "Lock" from the Start Menu power menu, but it will also remove "Switch User".Lock and Switch User - Add or Remove
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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The BSOD doesn't always happen, but it happens maybe once a week. The BSOD info file shows the following:


Code:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 9f
BCP1: 0000000000000003
BCP2: FFFFFA800A810060
BCP3: FFFFF80000B9C3D8
BCP4: FFFFFA800B1F4BD0
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

My system information:

System Information report written at: 09/08/14 08:46:20
System Name: ANDREW-PC
[System Summary]

Item Value
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name ANDREW-PC
System Manufacturer CYBERPOWER Corporation
System Model MEGABOOK
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4810MQ CPU @ 2.80GHz, 2801 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. E16GCICP.510, 8/6/2013
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
User Name Andrew-PC\Andrew
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 7.92 GB... Read more

Answer:BSOD 9f a few minutes after boot, hang on boot/shutdown sometimes...

did u try safe mode

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M5A97 LE R.20 MB
AMD FX 4350
2 Sandisk SSDs one with Win7 other with Ubuntu/Kodi
1 Seagate 1 TB HD
8 gig RAM
Thermaltake 500 PSU
7 130 fans
Win 7 Professional 64
Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS
 
When PC running Ubuntu, this does not happen
When PC running Windows and applications run, does not happen
Only occurs when PC idle in Windows 7
Have stopped boot after post pending hitting escape...no shutdown
 
Monitored temps and voltages....all within spec
 
Windows logs:
0x0
0x500ff
0x81000000
 
I found this "workaround" but it does not help:  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2001061
 
At this point, my thought is to simply use Acronis to restore the system to an earlier time.
Any other thoughts.
 
 

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Has anyone seen this web page:?  (From the chrome history page)
 
The website generating the Security error is a1.helpcustomeronline.com.  I found it is located on a godaddy server in scottsdale, az.  ip is 166.62.97.136.
<div class="visit-entry" style="background-image: -webkit-image-set(url(&quot;chrome://favicon/size/[email protected]/http://a1.helpcustomeronline.com/cw6h6-x2200541287-oo0017/index.html&quot;) 1x, url(&quot;chrome://favicon/size/[email protected]/http://a1.helpcustomeronline.com/cw6h6-x2200541287-oo0017/index.html&quot;) 2x);"><div class="title"><a href="http://a1.helpcustomeronline.com/cw6h6-x2200541287-oo0017/index.html" id="id-0" target="_top" title="*** Security Error Code 0x80070424" focus-type="title" tabindex="0">*** Security Error Code 0x80070424</a></div><div class="domain">a1.helpcustomeronline.com</div></div>
 
I don't have a picture because they got it on their computer and I was busy stopping it.  It wasn't hard to stop.  I stopped the google chrome process using task manager and then cleaned out the cache and history.   Malwarebytes found nothing. But there is no info that this is a bad site.  
 

Answer:Web Page That Ransoms Your Computer, Blares a Horn, But Does Not Lock Computer

Hello,
please check these scan results:
https://sitecheck.sucuri.net/results/a1.helpcustomeronline.com
https://safeweb.norton.com/report/show?url=a1.helpcustomeronline.com
The website is probably empty now.
 
Ralf

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The volume is set to 10/10 and I get a lock sound when I lock it using the power button. Does this mean that Touch Lock does not actually lock the phone?

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Question: Num lock on boot

My number lock will sometimes be on or off at the password screen in win 8 on startup.

Answer:Num lock on boot

You should be able to set that in the BIOS.

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Whenever I boot, my Num lock is set on and I have to manually reset it. Does anybody know how to automate that.

Answer:Num lock is always on at boot

Interesting. I just changed the logon to always automatically log on (as per Shawn's tutorial), and the Num lock is no more on.

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For some reason, my num lock is off by default. I looked up the solutions, and the ones I found said to turn it on at the login screen, then reboot. It remained on for the next boot, but after that, it was off again. So I tried changing the registry key under "InitialKeyboardIndicators" to "214783650", which was the other suggestion I found. Neither of these worked. Does anyone else have any other ideas?

Answer:Num Lock key on at boot

I do this:
Win+r -> regedit.exe
HKEY_USERS -> .DEFAULT -> Control Panel -> Keyboard -> InitialKeyboardIndicators
Edit the value, and set it to 2
shut down Regedit, and reboot.
Now the numlock is on at the login screen

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For some reason, my num lock is off by default. I looked up the solutions, and the ones I found said to turn it on at the login screen, then reboot. It remained on for the next boot, but after that, it was off again. So I tried changing the registry key under "InitialKeyboardIndicators" to "214783650", which was the other suggestion I found. Neither of these worked. Does anyone else have any other ideas?

Answer:Num Lock key on at boot

I do this:
Win+r -> regedit.exe
HKEY_USERS -> .DEFAULT -> Control Panel -> Keyboard -> InitialKeyboardIndicators
Edit the value, and set it to 2
shut down Regedit, and reboot.
Now the numlock is on at the login screen

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Question: Lock on boot

Hello !
 
We are a public school in central florida, need some help with a Lenovo Yoga e11 , a student put a lock option on boot. We have the admin bios password and can change edit options in the bios but we don't know what option disables that boot lock requirement to enter admin password. I attached the image.
 
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Answer:Lock on boot

Based on your description, it sounds like the student set a Power-On Password. Since you know the Supervisor (admin) password you can disable the Power-On Password in BIOS Setup. It's on the Security->Password page, near the bottom. Change it, by providing the Supervisor password as the Current Password, and leave the new password blank.

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Hello all, I have a G500 laptop.  When it boots up, I would like the Num Lock to automatically be turned on.  I can't see anything in the BIOS that would do that.  Any other places I should be looking?  Any other way to keep it turned on? Thanks! Dan JablonsRetail Smart Guyswww.retailsmartguys.com 











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Answer:Boot with Num Lock turned on

Hi Dan, welcome,
 
I don't know if this will work on your specific machine or OS.  It did work (actually caused some problems) on a somewhat older machine.
 
Bring up the on-screen keyboard: in Win 7 start->search-> "on-screen keyboard".  Click the Options button and tick the "turn on numeric keyboard" check box.  That should add a NumLock key to the on-screen keyboard.  Click that.
 
On a U160 that caused NumLock to persist on reboot.
 
Z.

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Just curious, but like 1 out of 10 times I reboot my PC it locks up in XP with just the wallpaper showing, no icons. Mouse cursor even moves around. Any idea why this happens?

Answer:Occasional lock up at xp boot

Usually it could be your AV or spywares. Any information in msconfig? Check that to see what starts up.

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System: Athlon XP 2400+Jetway V600DA/DAP MoboVarious sticks of PC3200 RAM (all tested OK)BFG GeForce 6600GT OC 128Mb AGPMaxtor 40Gb 7200rpm HDD (Master)Western Digital 7200rpm 80Gb HDDLG CD-RW/DVD Combo DriveLG DVD-RW/+RW/-RAM DriveHercules Gamesurround Muse Lt AudioTornado 56k ModemWindows XP Media Centre 2002 (+ all hotfixes/patches)Jeantech 480W PSUA friend?s PC has developed a fault, which seems to cause lock-ups particularly during games. He claims not to have altered anything before it happened, but I only have his word? Interestingly, on restarting, the system seems to hang (no monitor, beeps etc.) for the first few efforts, before eventually kicking in. Every time I have turned it on, in fact, whether it locked or was shut down properly, it hangs once on the GPU initialisation screen, then a reboot is successful.This sounded to me like a cooling problem, probably the graphics card, as his PC is in a warm room, and case airflow was not great. Things he has done include: install a Scythe Samurai CPU cooler, a couple of case fans and a small fan on the northbridge, whose heatsink was getting very hot. There are 3 empty slots below the graphics card, so airflow is no real issue. System/CPU temps are normal (20-30 C/40-50 C) all the time.I?ve tried unplugging everything unnecessary both in and outside the case (such as USB connectors, drives etc.) to no avail. I?ve had a go at almost everything I can, but I have no old AGP cards lying around (I?m on PCI-e persona... Read more

Answer:Lock-up & boot trouble.

Bump - any ideas?

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I just bought a G505S and an annoying bit is that Num Lock is set off by default. Usually this would be a 10 second fix in the BIOS, as on my last 10-15 computers, but this new craptacular UEFI BIOS has almost NO user changeable options.. Anyone know of a way to turn on Num Lock prior to logon any other way? Or Hint Hint: Lenovo release a new updated BIOS?  Thanks for the help.Aaron

Answer:G505S Set Num Lock on at boot?

Hi Aaron,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to inform you that in UEFI BIOS settings that NUM lock cannot be Enabled/Disabled in G505S also there is no other available ways to turn it on at the startup.
 
Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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Hi guysHow can I get xp to boot up with caps lock on? I have tried the registry thing and it kept going back to 0, has anyone out there got a solution.Cheers

Answer:Boot up with caps lock on in xp

http://www.technipages.com/set-caps...http://www.pcnet-online.com/content...There is a slight difference in the instructions on these two tweaks.The first mentions CURRENT USER and the second refers to .DEFAULTWhich if either of these did you try and have you tried both?Goin' Fishin' (Some day)

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hi guys, quite simply i just would like to know how to start my laptop with the caps lock on as default. im lost as to how to do this. appreciate any advice.

Answer:caps lock on from boot up

This may be what you need. click here

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I've got this thread running on the normal forum but thought there might be different guys with more vista knowledge over here to help.Link to thread (click here) but essentially, Acer laptop, Vista home premium. numberlock won't stay on after shutdown. no option in bios, some programfor xp won't run on vista but it's tryig to chage a reg key. dos anyone know the key to keep it locked on please?

Answer:Number Lock need it on at boot up

The registry entry is as Eric says in the other thread.Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard\InitialKeyboardIndicators For always on,set the value to 2

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My T60 will occasionally lock up after XP boots. No mouse or kbd. I have to press the power button to shut it down and after a reboot, it works fine. IF I play with the mouse cursor as soon as it appears on the screen at boot up, it never locks up. I've tried updating the BIOS, no help. If I start the unit and let it boot up without pressing any keys or moving the mouse cursor, it will lock up.

Answer:Intermittent lock up after boot

Welcome to the forum!How's your battery? I had a couple of machines that use to lock up like that due to defective batteries...

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Is there a factery secret password that will over ride this problem?, or set it back to factery settings.













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Answer:Help cant get thinkpad 600 to boot up out of lock mod

tmerritt, welcome to the forum, there is no magic password. You will need to remember it or find out from whoever set the password, what it is. This type of discussion is not permitted in these boards as you will have seen in the forum rules. The passwords are security measures designed to protect a system and it's data should it be lost or stolen.  "No posts shall include instructions or directions intended to subvert security measures, including passwords, locking mechanisms, fingerprint scans, etc, nor shall any posts provide descriptions to the location of, nor direct links to content related to these topics."  Sorry, but I have to lock this thread.

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Question: Number Lock Boot

The BIOS in my Gigabyte GA-7VAXP mother board does not give the usual option to Boot with Num Lock OFF. Can I do this in the Registry ?

Answer:Number Lock Boot

This MAY help.click herelook for the post from Infamous at 17.20 and on wards. It would appear that this board has a hidden section in the bios.

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 My current operating system has been shanghaied and Windows I know is not genuine software, I'm locked out of my spare key  key recovery by startup program everything fake. How can I initiate a secure boot to get around this system redirection.
  I'm using Windows 8.1 and 7 on my other operating system both inoperable as far as online dependability and security is involved even the Defender program I downloaded with Security Essentials has been redirected with j script programming in notepad.
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. I'm replacing OS tomorrow.

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This one should be easy:

I have a laptop (Vista Home Premium) that has a number pad built in. How do I make it so that Num Lock is enabled at startup?

Answer:Enable Num Lock at Boot

It's is turned on and off in the BIOS

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Hi guys.New Acer laptop running vista home premium and i cat seem to find how to get number lock to be on after bootup. I have a 17" model that has the room for a number pad that i use a lot.I have looked in the bios and cant see it there as it is on my desktop. is there a software option to envoke it just after bootup please?Cheers, Garry

Answer:Number Lock need it on at boot up

If Num Lock is on when you shut down (or, better still, permanently on) it should remain on at boot up.

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I have managed to configure the bios to boot from USB. Although, when I try to boot from usb which is configured to use WINPE the system locks and both the keyoboard and mouse does not respond. . I have mounted the usb 3 drivers and also network drivers via the USB. Although, I am still getting the same issue. Do you know what I need to do in order to get this to work. thanks.

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I have just installed an ASUS P5QL Pro with dual Celeron E1200 and MWave 2 GB RAM.

Occasionally, it hangs up right after "Detecting" on power up. After "Detecting" disappears, the screen should show P0, P1, P2, P3 hardware, and then continue to "Initializing", but it doesn't. The only solution seems to be a soft reset.

I'm worried that this problem will ultimately occur on every power up. My BIOS is Version 0601 2.61 Build date 08/26/08.

Other info:
I have one SATA drive. On the one IDE port, I have my IDE boot drive, and a slave IDE drive. The BIOS boots from CD, IDE, then SATA, in that order.
My OS is Win XP Pro (but the problem occurs much prior to the OS boot)
 

Answer:Solved: Lock-up before OS boot

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Yello, I built a new PC not long ago and have an odd problem. Pretty randomly it will sort of lock up on the XP boot screen. I say sort of because the loading bar is moving, but at a speed of about one pixel a minute or worse. I left it for half an hour once and it didnt boot.

If I just hit reset it usually does it again, though sometimes it will boot normally, but if I turn the power off entirely for a few seconds and boot, it has a 90% success rate. It's not a huge problem, but I see no reason for it to happen and it problaby will trash something in time. The same thing happens with a seperate XP on another disk. The only thing I can think of is it's something to do with something not flushing properly. I dont know. It shuts down perfectly. Couldn't find anything about this elsewhere. Any ideas?
 

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Bought a new Omen just to see that bios has no option to set default NUM Lock status as "ON" Support is so difficult to access, cant it be simpler likeDELL that you just summarize and send mail 

Answer:OMEN Boot NUM LOCK needed as ON

@BHAVS To enable NUM LOCK before a user logs on, follow these steps:Run Registry Editor.Move to HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\KeyboardChange the value for InitialKeyboardIndicators from 0 to 2REO

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I'm unsure if this is a Windows related issue or a disk issue, but here's what I've done/found.

I was just playing a game yesterday and the system froze up on me, I thought nothing of it. Upon reboot the system booted fine. A few seconds later, though, the system became unresponsive to the point of no mouse movement. Upon another reboot, the system gives me a black a screen with the error address "0x0000000e" with the text "The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible."

I tried the install disc to attempt repairs and the startup repair simply said that it could not repair the machine. chkdsk did not find any errors, it did give back error code 50 while trying to save a log. sfc also did not find any errors. So I popped in Hiren's boot disc [10.1 is what I had]. The S.M.A.R.T. viewer shows an asterisk next to "Raw Read Error Rate", "Spin Up Time", and "Reallocated Sector Count". I don't typically use Hiren's boot disk or this HDD tool, so I'm unsure about those asterisks and how related they are to my issue.

I can boot into my Linux install which resides on a different drive [with Grub on a separate partition on said other drive]. There was a point where fdisk -l would not list the Windows drive nor could I read it. `ls` gave an "input/output" error. I have been able to read and mount the disk from Linux, and I have been able to successfully copy, write and move large files. Hell, I eve... Read more

Answer:Random lock-up and freeze, now no boot

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I've recently upgraded from a FolioBook 9470M to an EliteBook 840 G3, and I've now lost the BIOS option of enabling Num Lock at boot.Current BIOS version is N75 v 1.10 I've searched high and low for a solution, none of the reg edit fixes listed online have any effect. The reason I'm eager to fix this is because every time I boot up I need to enter a numeric BitLocker key on an external USB keyboard. Thanks in advance for any help.

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On every boot, my caps lock gets turned on. Is that normal ?

Answer:Boot turns Caps Lock on

Hi, whs!

I wouldn't think so ... I mean, at least, I'm not seeing it.

I've always taken that to be a bios setting like NumLock.

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I was sailing smooth but last 2 days I am getting random screen locks and then have to force re-boot.

I looked at my minidump file "last modified date" and it shows 7/30/2010 - does that mean that windows did not crash - but the screen locked up anyway???

Also noticed that tonight when it locked up, some music i had playing kept playing till I force quit the computer. (don't know if that means anything)

Answer:screen lock = force re-boot

  
Quote: Originally Posted by bobmane


I was sailing smooth but last 2 days I am getting random screen locks and then have to force re-boot.

I looked at my minidump file "last modified date" and it shows 7/30/2010 - does that mean that windows did not crash - but the screen locked up anyway???

Also noticed that tonight when it locked up, some music i had playing kept playing till I force quit the computer. (don't know if that means anything)


If you wish to have others assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder. The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
* Briefly describe the problem history and circumstances in the same post. Somebody will attend to your query as soon as possible.

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