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Lock screen broken after new update, requires hard reboot ever time.

Question: Lock screen broken after new update, requires hard reboot ever time.

Hey guys, I have been having a pretty major dilemma with my computer. So basically:
A few days ago (January 11, 2018), I downloaded the new windows update (forget the name every time ). It was initially working out quite well. Fast forward to like four o' clock, when I leave home for a few hours. I then come back to my computer, awakening it from its sleep, and then the lock screen is utterly broken. It appears as a white screen with red and green (maybe blue too???) lines running to and fro. My cursor as well appeared as a jumbled mess of black pixels. I have been dealing with this dilemma for the past few days (today is January 16 2018 at time of writing), and I have had no luck searching for help. If you have any knowledge of what is happening, or can offer help, then please offer it, that will be wonderful.
EDIT: Oh, forgot to include this, but I have tried a malwarebytes scan (probably at January 12, 2018), but it did not come up with anything important.

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Preferred Solution: Lock screen broken after new update, requires hard reboot ever time.

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Hi Seven Forums

Have a strange recurring issue and hopefully you guys can help me home in on the problem! Not 100% sure it's software over hardware though.

Situation is - saving a file in Visual Studio 2013 to my external hard drive (usb, exFAT, hardware encrypted) always causes an AppHang. The program stops responding, and any other program which tries to access that location on the drive does the same. These processes refuse to be killed and the only way out is to hard shut down the computer (regular shut down just sits there..). After doing so, chkdsk reveals that the location on the drive has corruption issues, which it then fixes and all is fine. Until the next time I try to save a file that is.

Some more information:

Only started happening about a month ago, before that the files saved fine.
Doesn't happen if I use the drive on another computer running similar Visual Studio
Other programs can save the same files fine. The problem did once occur with P4V, but I can't say with 100% certainty that it wasn't due to forgetting to fix with chkdsk following one of the reboots.
Tried saving files to other USB hard drives (FAT32 and NTFS, yet to try another exFAT) works fine.
My initial thought was PSU not being quite up to powering the drive, as I was already concerned that the wattage wasn't high enough for the machine. Beefier one made no difference though.
Some googling suggested system file corruption, ran System File Checker and there were indeed some corrupted files,... Read more

Answer:Saving file to external USB requires hard reboot & corrupts every time

If it helps anyone who gets here via google:

It turned out the issue was strongly linked to the drive being exFAT. A USB stick I formatted to exFAT also had the same issues. My conclusion was that it was likely a bug in the latest Visual Studio. Have reformatted my drives to NTFS and all is well.

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Ok, so I am going to try to explain this as thorougly as possible while trying not to sound like an idiot in the process. I am by no means computer savvy so anyone that has any advice will more than likely need to talk to me like a 5th grader. I am ok with that. Since installing a Windows Update about a month ago, my screen will randomly lock up. At times it will clear itself after a couple of seconds and state something to the effect that "display driver amd has stopped working and recovered." Other times it will stay frozen for about 10 minutes and then will start functioning properly again. More often than not though, it will stay frozen indefinitely and require a hard reboot. This happens during mundane activities. No extreme gaming going on. Generally it is while just browsing the net. It tends to happen more often to my wife who uses it during the day to work through a VPN. I don't believe there is any correlation though. I have read multiple forums on the web and have tried several things, from cleaning the registry to uninstalling the driver software and reinstalling it in safe mode. The latter seemed to work last night but today my wife started having the same issue again. I am attaching the file from the SF Diagnostic tool but it said I didn't have any dumps to log. I'm sorry if that makes a suggestion more difficult. Thank you in advance for any and all help I can get.

Brandon

Answer:Screen Freezes randomly, requires hard reboot

See if you can get to the DMP's this way....

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

If you are overclocking STOP.

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:





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* 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.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.


To ensure minidumps are enabled:





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* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK your way out.
* Reboot if changes have been made.

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Hello, I am hoping this is the right section to post in. It seems that a new Windows 10 update has broken my lock screen.

The lock screen background is no longer present, filled in with just a black screen with the time and date in the corner, as per usual. Pushing buttons on the keyboard no longer takes me to the log-in screen.

I have identified two potential Windows Updates that may have caused this problem.

Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3201845)
Installed 10/12/16

and

Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3200970)
Installed 09/12/16

I am more inclined to think the one installed on the 10th has caused the problem, given the problem started yesterday.

As far as I can tell, the update(s) have caused no other issues.

So, any advice?

Answer:Windows Update Seems to have broken my lock screen.

Hello The Cypher, and welcome to Ten Forums.

If you turn on Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen, then double check to make sure that you have Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing checked in your visual effects settings to prevent the lock screen background not displaying properly.

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Hello Friends,

Similar issue was solved in this topic: problem changing windows 8.1 lock screen image but it was only "similar". Let me descrive:

I made a clean install of Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (system was not preinstalled on my Dell Vostro). I set bitlocker, biometrics (fingerprint logon), I choosed LOCK SCREEN and everything worked fine. Until Windows 8.1 Update 1 was installed from Windows Update.

After this update, my lock screen is black. It seems not to be corrupted, because I have all 4 icons (at left-bottom there are two icons - WiFi and something, at right bottom there are two icons - keyboard language and power). Nothing more except an arrow in a circle in the left side of the place where normally there should be an user name and password field.

If I swipe finger on fingerprint reader, I'm logged into desktop without any issues. Everything works normally, except that I cannot change Logon Screen and Lock Screen.

If I go to personalize, I can pick up any image and it is being show in my personalization preview, but even after restart the logon and lock screens are black, like this image is not applied to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\SystemData (but I temporary replaced ownership and checked - new Lockscreen_B and _C and _D are created with the correct image when I change image to a different one). I rolled back ownership to SYSTEM.

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Answer:Broken logon and lock screen in Windows 8.1 Update 1

I made a test and I uninstall this big Update 1 (KB2919355) and logon screen and lock screen works fine, I can change it and it is shown correctly.

I will try to install this update again and I will give a feedback, maybe it will help someone else to fix similar issue.

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IT may also be a problem in UK but usually I am in range of a strong EE signal. In France it simply will not automatically connect to the local network without restarting the phone every time it loses the signal due to being out of range.

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This Windows 7 computer locks up periodically. When the computer locks, using ctrl-alt-del to reach the Task Manager is also not operational. A power off hard reboot is the only option.

Unfortunately, I have not been able to tie this to any specific program or computer function. The problem seems rather random. Any thoughts will be most appreciated.

Attached are the related logs.
 

Answer:Computer Locks - Requires Hard Reboot

The only clue might be Driver Toolkit. Otherwise, I am not seeing any malware. I suggest you post in the software forum.

Since you are not having any malware problems, it is time to do our final steps:

We recommend you keep Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for scanning/removal of malware.
Renable your Disk Emulation software with Defogger if you had disabled it in step 4 of the READ & RUN ME.
Go to add/remove programs and uninstall HijackThis. If you don't see it or it will not uninstall, don't worry about it. Just move on to the next step.
If running Vista, Win 7 or Win 8 or 10, it is time to make sure you have reenabled UAC by double clicking on the C:\MGtools\enableUAC.reg file and allowing it to be added to the registry.
Now goto the C:\MGtools folder and find the MGclean.bat file. Double click ( if running Vista, Win7, or Win 8 Right Click and Run As Administrator ) on this file to run this cleanup program that will remove files and folders related to MGtools and some other items from our cleaning procedures.
Any other miscellaneous tools we may have had you install or download can be uninstalled and deleted.
After doing the above, you should work thru the below link:
How to Protect yourself from malware!
 

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Greetings all, I have been stumped with this issue for quite some time now and was finally able to find a forum like this!
 
Here's the issue: my computer freezes/hangs randomly when I'm using it. It happens more when I'm playing League of Legends, all of a sudden the mouse and keyboard stop working and the screen is frozen as well. Ctrl + Alt + Del doesn't do anything and so I have to resort to rebooting my computer by holding the power button.. 
 
I have already checked my drivers to ensure that they are all updated. I just ran FurMark and that went fine for about 20 minutes before I decided to turn it off. I've tried using command prompt and using dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth. However the issue still persists.
 
I have posted my specs below, any and all help would be so appreciated!
 
Specifications:Processor Type: AMD A10-7700KProcessor Speed: 3.4 GHzRAM: 8 GBHard Drive Capacity: 1 TBOptical Drive: 8X DVDRW Slim Optical DriveGraphics Card: AMD Radeon R9 270XDedicated Graphic Card: YesVideo Memory: 2 GBTV Tuner: NoBuilt-in Monitor: NoHDCP Compliant: NoTouchscreen Display: NoSound Card: Integrated - Realtek ALC892Audio Output: High Definition 7.1 Channel SurroundSpeakers: NoIntegrated Microphone: NoMicrophone Input: 1 x Front 1 x BackLine-In Input: 1 x BackLine Out: 1 x Front 1 x BackDigital Input: NoDigital Output: 1 x BackEthernet Port: 10/100/1000Integrated Wi-Fi: Dual Band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acIntegrated Bluetooth: Yes - 4.0... Read more

Answer:Windows 8.1 randomly hang, requires hard reboot

Let's start with this report:
Please do the following:
- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).
FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdowns), there's more info on that here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504
While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility:  http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
 

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I'm unsure if this is a virus or some sort of problem with parts of my computer. My pc is locking up at random intervals and requires a hard reboot. I have ran a recent scan on mbam and it found a pup crossfire virus. I'm hoping the issue can be resolved easily instead of having to buy a new pc or new parts.

Answer:Computer locks up and requires hard reboot after random moments of use

Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwar... Read more

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Just as I finished getting my system installed, my Control Panel started hanging.
When I try to open it, I can do nothing on the sytem, I can not even get to the Task Manager to end task. I have to Hard Reboot. Control Panel does open in Safe Mode.

I can not believe Vista is this unstable. I have nothing but Microsoft Products installed. Of course, incompatibilities and embarassing (for MS) bugs abound...it is very disheartening. I think I have had to hard reboot this system more in the past 2 weeks then in the last 10 years on w2k and xp.

The system is 2 weeks old. There are no prior versions to restore from.

I have tried refreshing licenses, creating a new user, rebuilding icon cache, I have no idea what else to try.

I would very much like to not have to waste another week rebuilding my brand new Laptop (Dell XPS).

I tried reinstalling from OS. That did not work. Said 'Checking Configuration' all night.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Starting a few days ago When ever i booted my PC after about 3-5 minutes on it would freeze. After hard reboot I would either get BSOD or the monitor wouldn't work. I've ran a full scan with both avast and malwarebytes and I'm not infected. I'm running memtest now, 6 passes and no errors.

Memtest finished 7 passes not 1 error.. restarted system was fine til earlier when i got home.. turned on PC and few mins in it froze again. had to hard reboot a few times didn't get any BSOD this time.

Answer:Computer freezes multiply times on start up, requires hard reboot

still need help :l

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Hey there, kinda new here.  Anyway.. Let's get down to business. I don't know how to upload anything such as attachments otherwise I'd upload the PCHF results as well as the MiniToolBox results. Yet here's the speccy results: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/63uxPbM8rX6Rufa1ftyeSo6 So whenever I do anything, open, try to uninstall, etc, with google chrom my computer is fine for about three seconds then it stalls for about twenty seconds.  After this is -seems- fine, yet really isn't.  Upon attempting ot do anything, log off, open the task manager, etc, the little spinning circle indicating it is loading pops up then it just outright freezes from anywhere between two to five minutes.  After that the mouse can be moved, the keyboard is not locked up as I can toggle caps lock, num lock, etc, yet because everything else is still locked up I cannot do anything or see anything being typed, if it is at all. I have run multiple virus scans with Windows Security Essentials, full scans, I have run startup recovery, I have attempted to system restore yet that failed each time.  My system is absolutely malware free and as of a month or so ago all of my drivers are up to date, which I -think- may be part of my problem.  As I vaguely recall having a similar issue with chrome after updating my video drivers a year or more ago, I had to, as I recall, roll back my drivers to resolve the issue.  I am hoping I don't have to do that a... Read more

Answer:Google Chrome Crashes/Stalls Computer - Requires Hard Reboot

Can I get some help?  I can't figure out how to upload attachments at all.  I've read your help topic here yet that doesn't help at all, it just tells me how to attach things however the buttons to do so are not at all available in the topic editor.  I've looked over the media library thing and can't upload it there I really have no idea how to include the files for viewing.

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After my computer started going into hibernation w/o any reason and during work last week I decided to install all new Windows and Lenovo updates and at the end update the BIOS. Everything went fine until my computer rebooted during flashing the BIOS. Since I get past loading the BIOS/ the Thinkpad screen I guess flashing the BIOS went fine, but on booting Windows I get a blue screen telling me to"Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run chkdsk /f to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer"Having had the auto-hibernation problem, I already did check for viruses before installing and I didnt install any new hardware either. I ran a full checkup of my hard drive using PC Doctor and it didn't show anything out of the ordinary.  Unfortunately I can't remember all the Lenovo updates I installed but I think "Fix for issue of HDD with HD detection for Windows 7 and Vista - Notebooks" might have been one of them. Is there a way to get a list of newly installed (Lenovo) software using "Rescue and Recovery" ? Or would it just be enough to re-install said update from a USB-device? I hope someone can help, thanks in advance 













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Answer:T61p: (hard drive) blue screen on auto-reboot after lenovo software/BIOS-update

I forgot to add the tech info given in the blue screen, it's STOP: 0x0000007b (0x80599BB0, 0xc0000034, 0X00000000,0X00000000) so basically my computer can't access the boot device. The question now is, is there a way to install a new or the old hard drive controller/driver in "Rescue and Recovery" or is it better to run a partly recovery of my OS?

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Ive  tried everything I know  but when windows is loading  the spinning circle stops and the screen freezes   ,   recovery says it has successfully completed  but still the screen freezes

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No cracks or any cosmetic damage, phone did a 'cracking' sound while was laying on a table, no physical contact, and seems something went wrong inside.
As a result, the screen is black and does not turn on, I hear all sounds, facebook notifications etc.i, sometimes couple pixels pop in a corner, sometimes I manage it to unlock (sound), so touch not dead entirely.
I want to extract all data before opening it, but... I have turned option "Ask me permission to use the phone as storage when connected to PC"... what a failer =(
Tried to run recovery tool, no go. I'm out of moves right now, any suggestion, please?

Answer:How to get data from a phone with a broken screen and USB connection lock

Welcome to WC!
What kind of data needs to be extracted from the phone.
Anything in One Note, Word, Excel and pictures can be recovered via a backed up Microsoft account.
Most apps such as Dropbox/Box or other cloud stuff can be logged into via desktop.
If it's messages or contacts those items will also be saved to cloud services and they should reappear by signing in with the current MS account on any other Windows based phone.
Good luck there and do join us here as member if you would like to.

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Hello, First of all I'm french so excuse me if I make mistakes !!!  I recently acquired a Thinkpad X200s and I'm happy but my problem is that the screen lock hook was broken when I received it!Despite my various research, I haven't find a replacement for that part!  Someone would have a solution for me ?? Thank you in advance for your answers!





Thinkpad x200 : P8600 + 4go + 160go + UltrabaseThinkpad x200s : L9300 + 4go + 160go

Answer:Screen lock hook broken on Thinkpad x200s

Welcome to the forum!!
 
If I remember correctly it was part of the LCD cover, so you will need to get a new one and replace it. Alternatively it could be possible to get a new cover and instead of replacing it move the hook mechanism.
 
I'm not sure if it can be done in this series, I did it for some T/R500 so I suppose it could be done in a X200s. 

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Kinda having an odd issue. I use the windows spotlight to set my lock screen. So that it changes about once a day automatically. But when I reboot the computer, it reverts back to some old lock screen image I set manually a couple months ago. If I login to the PC and lock it again, then it will go back to the spotlight image. Not a huge deal, just thought this was odd.

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Kinda having an odd issue. I use the windows spotlight to set my lock screen. So that it changes about once a day automatically. But when I reboot the computer, it reverts back to some old lock screen image I set manually a couple months ago. If I login to the PC and lock it again, then it will go back to the spotlight image. Not a huge deal, just thought this was odd.

Answer:Lock screen reverts to old picture after reboot

From what I've read about the lock screen it only changes the background when you lock the PC not when you restart/start the device.

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I use IM software to conference with my webcam, and every time the screen locks or I leave my desk and need to lock the computer the Lenovo Communicatrions Utility refuses to open the webcam.  I tried not using the Communications Utility, but then my softwares, like ICQ and Skype can't find the camera at all.  I've never had a computer or laptop that needed permission from a utility like Communication Utility before it would allow webcam use.  Is there a way to fix this problem or disable the function? I'm on a T430 with Windows 7 Pro 64-bit.  The Lenovo drivers and utilities are all up to date. Thanks.

Answer:Cummunications Utility needs reboot after every screen lock

It's not installed on my system with Win 7 64 and all devices work normally.  Did you uninstall it and try that way? Other things to look at:Thinkvantage Tools>Web Conferencing>Camera settings tab Make sure "Private" is not enabled in Skype for the camera properties

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For unknown reasons the Lock Screen prefs is locked on Slideshow mode, Picture and Windows spotlight do nothing:



In english:



Even when I select Windows spotlight or Picture the prefs window doesn't change accordingly but everything stays locked in Slideshow mode (?!) with its options. There is not even the preview anymore in upper part but the usual rolling balls circle (???!).

SFS /scannow gives no errors.

Windows 10 x64 desktop mode 1920x1080...

Answer:Broken Lock Screen prefs: Windows Spotlight not working

This fixed my issue: Lockscreen issues on Windows 8.1 - Microsoft Community

I've ADDED these values to my corrupt registry, and it worked!
Added values to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Lock Screen :

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Lock Screen]
"ImageId_A"="{9F5E9C6C-8359-4271-81D0-2B72817D3CDF}"
"Details_A"="ROAMING"
"ImageId_B"="{4F9143FC-E200-44C8-A55B-39084FB5C3C0}"
"Details_B"="APPID:FileManager_cw5n1h2txyewy!Microsoft.Windows.PhotoManager"
"ImageId_C"="{7C104D7F-E472-42CB-BE45-436218EEC483}"
"Details_C"="APPID:FileManager_cw5n1h2txyewy!Microsoft.Windows.FileManager"
"ImageId_D"="{F4BE80C1-0EBB-47F7-841A-E3F766DB1550}"
"Details_D"="APPID:FileManager_cw5n1h2txyewy!Microsoft.Windows.FileManager"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Lock Screen\FeedManager]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Lock Screen\FeedManager\Feeds]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Lock Screen\FeedManager\Selected]

Now my current and working again registry looks like this:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Lock Screen]
"ImageId_A"="{9F5E9C6C-8359-4271-81D0-2B72817D3CDF}"
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i need peoples thoughts on this if i plug a on the go (OTG) Cable with a keyboard in to the phone will i be able to unlock the pass code on the lock screen.
if anyone has OTG cable please try this idea out for me
ps i did not enable cloud back up

Answer:[L928] Screen broken need the pictures on it but has a pass code lock?

OTG is not supported and will not work in Windows Phone. In 10, in the future probably, but not in 8.1 or the 10 TP.
You will have to get the touch repaired, there is no other way. (this is why the cloud backup feature is a feature! why did you turn it off? thanks for disclosing it though)

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When I am on my computer usually about once a day my computer and screen will freeze, and I will need to hard restart my PC. I'm not getting a BSOD or anything.

PC Specs:
i7 2600k
GTX 680
8GB RAM
60GB SSD 1TB HDD
Corsair TX850M PSU

Answer:Screen and Computer Freezes Requires Hard Restart

Check your temp readings in Bios. Also clean your tower out with a can of compressed air. Also Check your Hard drive to see if it is failing.

Downloading UBCD which is in my signature.Burn the ISO Image to a blank CD using Imgburn (How to burn a ISO Image using Imgburn) burn at lowest speed. With the newly burned cd boot with the cd go to HDD>Diagnostics>The make and model of your hard drive, Seagate, Maxtor, Drive Fitness which is Hitachi, Or Western Digital. Perform a short and long test. Could also be called "Standard" and "Extended" test or also "Comprehensive" test.

If you can not find the right test for your hard drive your OEM computer may have it's own hard drive diagnostics testing tool. Refer to your OEM computer documentation to find out how to access these test. Also try going to the manufacture of your machine to find documentation about it. Also consider going to the manufacture of your hard drive to look to see if they have hard drive diagnostics test. The ideal test or method would include an ISO that could be burned via an image to a cd which would be made bootable.

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I have a T41 thinkpad. Since last year, the screen started to freeze. When it happens, I have to reboot the machine. Sometimes, I have to reboot three four times to get it to work. On the internet, I saw some other people were mentioning to the same thing. I wonder if there is a way to diagnoze the problem.  Thanks.

Answer:T41 screen freeze and have to reboot from time to time

Welcome to the forum! Your problem is most likely the graphic card detaching itself from the rest of the system board, as a result of heating/cooling cycles and/or chassis strain. Very common problem on T4x/R5x ThinkPads with ATi graphics. Re-balling the solder in GPU area or motherboard replacement are the only permanent solutions to this problem. Good luck. 

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How can I have the weather on my glance screen without setting the weather app as my lock screen? As I have the live lockscreen set!

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Is there any way to keep the lock screen from shutting me down if I don't do anything on the keyboard for a minute or 2 minutes, or whatever it is? I followed some instructions that I found on the internet that involve adding ".bak" or ".backup" to the lock screen file in "SystemApps" but it didn't have any effect. Then I clicked on "Settings" in the Start menu and got totally lost in all that stuff.

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Hello, I like seeing AM/PM on any time value. I already know if it's AM or PM, but it looks more Proper to see the AM or the PM with whatever time it is.

What Registry modification/Program can help me achieve this?

Thanks

Answer:AM/PM For The Time At The Lock Screen

You can change the time format, how time is shown on Windows notification area freely but AM / PM is regardless of your settings never shown in Windows Clock and lock screen if 24 hour clock has been selected.

To change how time is shown on Windows desktop, select Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Region, click Additional settings:



Now change time formats manually typing any of the following values for short time. Add :ss for long time for seconds:

h:mm
12 hour clock, no leading zero, no AM / PM

h:mm tt
12 hour clock, no leading zero, with AM / PM

hh:mm
12 hour clock, with leading zero, no AM / PM

hh:mm tt
12 hour clock, with leading zero, with AM / PM

H:mm
24 hour clock, no leading zero, no AM / PM

H:mm tt
24 hour clock, no leading zero, with AM / PM

HH:mm
24 hour clock, with leading zero, no AM / PM

HH:mm tt
24 hour clock, with leading zero, with AM / PM

Here I have selected 24 hour clock with AM / PM, but it's only shown in notification area. Opening clock does not show AM / PM, nor does lock screen, whatever settings I have chosen as long as I am using 24 hour clock:



Using 12 hour clock AM / PM is always shown in Clock and lock screen if selected.

Kari

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Anyone else seeing this issue? If I put my tablet into standby when I wake it I don't get the lock screen and it just goes straight to the start screen or whatever app I was using. If I put it into standby again then I'll get the lock screen the next time I wake it but then the next time it won't appear again. I've checked and it's literally every other time.

Toshiba Encore 8 on build 10162

Answer:Lock screen only appears every other time

No-one else? I tried doing a refresh and setting up a PIN and it's still doing the same thing here. Not good for device security.

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I need some sort of registry hack or software to get the current time somewhere on the sign-in screen. Please help

Answer:How to get the current time on the lock screen?

Hello Sayan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Not sure, but luckily for you, the Lock screen in Windows 8 will have this for you.

Lock Screen - Background Image - Change in Windows 8

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Hello, I used to use a reg file for Windows 8.1 to customize the time until the screen turns off during the Lock Screen Time Out. I want to know if that command still applies for Windows 10.

The reg file command is:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Lock Screen]
"SlideshowDuration"=dword:000493e0
(where the screen turns off after 5 minutes).

I have the formula to figure out what you need to calculate to insert after "dword" for the amount of time until the screen times out (goes black). Ask me for the formula... as long as the above works.

Thanks

Answer:Lock Screen Slideshow Time Out

Never mind. I went into the Registry and checked it out.

Yes, the same exact rules apply here like in Windows 8.1

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Windows 8 keeps locking the screen, seems maybe 1 minute after not touching it. I would like to set that to something like 20 minutes, but I can't see where to do that?

Answer:How do I set the time limit for screen lock

Try looking in Control Panel under Power Option settings.
You can adjust for Battery and Power options / to your needs.

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Hi

My laptop reboot time has increased to a significant amount (about 15-20 secs, earlier it was < 5 secs) after I updated to Windows 8.1.

I am talking about the time it takes to lock screen to appear after I power on the laptop not the time from logging in to desktop visibility. Still I have reduced the number of start-up programs, and its of no use.

How can I reduce this time?

Regards
MH

Answer:PC reboot time increased after Windows 8.1 update

After installing the upgrade, the waiting time at the boot menu reverts to 30 seconds. You can change this back to, say, 3 seconds through the Msconfig - Boot tab.

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I frequently am logging in and out of my Windows 8.1 laptop. I have a good, secure password that I use and because I'm human, sometimes I mistype it. The issue is that on these occasions, I am locked out for a good 30 seconds from attempting to
login, even for the second time.

I can understand the time delay if it were say, my 5th or 6th attempt, but for one attempt this is entirely too long. How do I go about significantly reducing this, or ideally removing it?

Thank you very much!

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Hello Forum,
 
To begin with i would like to congratulate the admin team for maintaining such an awesome forum. I never felt the need to register because most of my seraches landed to this site for solution except for this one, so here i am with my problem.
 
I have 2 week old HP pavalion notebook pc with pre-installed Windows 8.1 64bit single language. Untill few days back, when i presses windows+L the lock screen would pop up immediately. But now whenever i do it, it takes time to lock.
 
I clocked it and it took approx 30-35 sec to lock. I am not sure what might be the problem or if this is  al all normal behaviour. Have to look at 'Please wait' screen for 30 sec to get lock screen image.
 
Kindly help,
Thanks.

Answer:Windows 8.1 Lock Screen taking much time.

plz deselect lock and problem solve.

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So, I have searched the internet for what I am trying to find but the only thing that comes up is how to add a timer that will turn the display off after a certain time WHILE the lock-screen is on. That's not what I am asking.

What I am asking is if there is a way to auto-lock the computer after a certain amount of time. I know you can activate a screensaver after a certain amount of time, and then once touched again it will show up at the lockscreen. That's not what I want. I have the lock-screen setup to play a slideshow of pictures that I want to play when not in use. (This is a 58" touchscreen display that is used to interact with a powerpoint presentation in a public area). If I leave the desktop screensaver option on, it'll turn off the lockscreen slides. Why does that matter if the slideshow is running you may be asking? Well, I have a script on the desktop of this computer that will lock the computer with a single click. This is because when someone is done doing a presentation, I want them to be able to lock the screen immediately so that when they walk away someone can't just walk by and start messing with a wide-open computer.

So, idk if this is possible or if someone has a better solution but i'd appreciate any input.
 

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after some sec of use navigator my divice my screen make some bright ticks and then go to lock screen how can i fix that..??

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I have a Nokia 1020 and I would like to remove the date and time function from the lock screen. Is this possible. Thankyou

Answer:Can I remove the date and time from the screen lock?

because you posted on my birthday I thought I'd help you out.
go to settings - glance - you can turn it off from there
good luck
Phil

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Every time my system does a hard power off, such as a power failure or AC disconnect. When re booting, the system will require me to enter set up to set the date and time. Once set, the system keeps the date and time very well.  The system runs 24/7. The system is as follows:Dell Dimension 4600 build date 11/2003Wind XP Sp2Not sure which BIOS is installed.Thanks

Answer:BIOS date and time problems after hard reboot

Replace the CMOS battery.It's located on the MBoard...part # CR 2032 about the size of a dime.                                  Be careful not to break the spring that holds it in place or you will be taking it to a shop for repair.As always when working inside the case remove all power sources and take anti-static precautions...

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Hi,

apologies if this has been covered before somewhere else.
I am trying to remove the time and date from the lock screen. having searched I have seen several customisation options but the only one that actually covered this specifically was to make a change in regedit:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SystemProtectedUserData\S-1-5-21-x-x-x-x\AnyoneRead\LocaleInfo

this brought about issues relating to administrator accounts which seem to be a common problem with windows 8.1.
nearly all of the solutions were not available to me but I finally found I could make the change in regedit by changing ownership of the file and changing the format of the time to a space. unfortunately the date is still showing.
how can I remove the date?

further, just to clarify, does the original account I signed in with have full administrator privileges? are they disabled and need to be enabled?
ive seen the tutorial on the built in elevated administrator account, this didn't work on its own either. do some files require a change of ownership to be altered regardless of which account you are signed in with including the administrator account?

any help appreciated

thanks

Brad

Answer:how to remove time and date on lock screen in windows 8.1

hi @bstevenson11 try replacing the values of "Language" and "LocaleName" to space.

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The whole thing started to appear around 3 days ago. The problem is that everytime I boot, windows 10 stays on a weird lock screen without any buttons for a long long time. There are just 4 icons in the bottom right corner (shut down, accesibility, ethernet...) It sometimes manages to get to desktop, and sometimes not. Not sure what caused it, could be a recent windows update, not sure tho. I ran some HDD scans and everything turned out fine, also did a registry cleanup, tried disabling lock screen, and nothing seems to work. Any suggestions or solutions?

Answer:Windows 10 stuck at lock screen for a long time

Welcome to the TenForums @Taukonza

Could you please review your update history and see if any updates for Windows or Drivers were installed in last week?

You mentioned when you boot. Not sure if this is happening on restart or power on or both. If it is power on booting can I suggest a quick test. Open a command prompt (admin) and type

powercfg -h off

This will disable hibernation and in turn Fast Startup. Test. If no change you can re-enable by typing

powercfg -h on

After you boot have you reviewed your Event Viewer to see if Windows is kicking out any serious errors to the system log?
Ken

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I sign in with my MS account (administrator) and after signing in and using win+l the time format is correct hh:mm (24hr) but after each restart the time format reverts to h:m (12hr). This after successfully upgrading from 8.1 pro 64bit to 10. What am I missing? Thanks

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Hello,
First I want to point out that the "Play a slide show on the lock screen" is not the option that I'm looking for, since it remembers the original image that was set for the lock screen after I log back in, or restart the computer.

I am looking for an option that will always load a random picture from a certain folder to appear as my lock screen, every time the lock screen appears.
So for example, I turn on the computer and I see Image #1. I log into my account and after a few minutes I lock the computer. When I lock the computer, I want to see Image #7 as the lock screen. Now I restart the computer. Windows shuts down and starts up again. I am now at the lock screen again. I want to see Image #4. (The reason why those image numbers are like that is because they're random).

So does anyone know of an option in Windows that can do that, or a 3rd party program that can do that?

Thanks so much

Answer:Set A Random Image Every Time The Lock Screen Appears

It costs $1.99 but it sounds like exactly what you asked for:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/stor...r/9wzdncrdqvl5

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How to remove date and time on my lock screen of nokia xl

Answer:how to remove date and time in Nokia XL screen lock?

Hi, it sounds like you are talking about Glance screen.
Check out the post below which describes how to turn it off.https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...10-mobile.html

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Up until a few weeks ago my screen resolution was happily set at 1280 x 1024. Then something changed and now every time I reboot the computer the resolution reverts to 640 x 480. As soon as the desktop has loaded I can then call up Properties and change the resolution back but I have no idea why this is happening. I did look for a system restore point but did not have a suitable one available so any help with this problem would be much appreciated. I am running Windows XP with Service Pack 3 on a 900 Mhz Celeron with 256 Mb RAM on a 17" tft monitor.

Answer:Screen Resolution changes every time I reboot

All devices are working normally according to device manager - I had already checked that but did check again just to be sure. This did happen not long after an optimising session but this may be coincidence as I went back and checked what I did and none of it had anything to do with display properties.

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Hi,

I have a Dells desktop pc. All works great and then at any given time, the screen goes black. When it goes black, I can hear the sound of the CD drive starting up. Nothing I can do except to reboot it. It could then be working fine for hours or mins and then it'll happen again. I run windows XP & keep it virus free with Kaspersky antivirus. I also do maintenance cleanup with , PC Rescue v4.0 & System Mechanic Professional 6. Both fans in the back run.

Any ideas?

Answer:Screen Goes Black At Any Given Time, Have To Reboot

Does this unit have on board video or a separate video card?

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The 30 seconds, 1 minute, 3 minutes, 5 minutes screen time out is useless to me.
Anyone else feels my frustration? Does anyone know if Win10 will fix this?

Answer:Lock Screen Time Out: Will Windows 10 for Phone include the never option?

Lumia 630 has that option already.

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I regularly use the 24 hour time format for all of my systems.
Its not a major issue I have now with Win10, but its annoying a bit.

Before I logon to Windows 10, the default lock screen theme has the time in 12 hour format instead of the 24 hour format.
In Windows, I set everything in 24 hour time. Period. I just don't like 12 hour time.
However, when I sign out or just by locking my screen, it does show the time in 24 hour format.
But when I reboot my system it shows the time in 12 hour format.

Is this a bug or what in Win10?

Thanks!

Answer:Win10 Default Lock Screen theme does not show 24 Hour Time

Mine shows 24 hour.

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I regularly use the 24 hour time format for all of my systems.
Its not a major issue I have now with Win10, but its annoying a bit.

Before I logon to Windows 10, the default lock screen theme has the time in 12 hour format instead of the 24 hour format.
In Windows, I set everything in 24 hour time. Period. I just don't like 12 hour time.
However, when I sign out or just by locking my screen, it does show the time in 24 hour format.
But when I reboot my system it shows the time in 12 hour format.

Is this a bug or what in Win10?

Thanks!

Answer:Win10 Default Lock Screen theme does not show 24 Hour Time

Mine shows 24 hour.

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Answer:How Do I Disable The Windows Login Screen Every Time We Reboot?

Hello Gman,

If you like, you could use the tutorial below to set Windows to automatically sign in to a user account at startup.

Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

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I have Intel mobos on both the main machine and the backup, and when I change the hardware or fiddle with the BIOS, the next time I boot, the mobo logo ("Intel Desktop Boards") screen shows for a second before the Windows XP screen appears. Fine.

Lately, on both machine, EVERY TIME I boot or reboot, the Intel logo screen shows up for a second or so before the WXP screen loads.

I suspect that a recent Windows update patch did this, because it started happening on both computers at the same time, and I do my updates at the same time for both.

Anybody else seeing a mobo logo screen allofasudden, when there's no reason?

Anybody know why this would start after months (years) of no mobo logos *except* after tinkering episides?

(Yes, the BIOS is set to "quiet boot.")
 

Answer:Mobo logo screen every time I boot/reboot??

I'm not completely sure i know what you are referring to,
but there are some "logoshow" options in BIOS.

If you are referring to the boot logo, then:
1)Open "boot.ini"
2)After /fastdetect add: /noguiboot
 

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For some reason, when i start using explorer the system starts to take a long time to load anything and gets stuck on the loading cursor.. pretty soon it requires me to hard-reboot the computer. This also occurs when i am trying to install software.

Running:-

core 2 X6800
2gb corsair (something)
2x nvidia 7900gtx

Answer:Hangs then requires reboot

Have a look in your error logs and give us an idea of what it says. They can be found by clicking on start, right click on computer and open manage.

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I just installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, fresh on a brand new PC build.

Mobo is MSI Computer Corp. Motherboard ATX DDR3 1333 LGA 1150 Motherboards Z87-G41 PC MATE.

Vid Card: EVGA 02G-P4-3751-KR G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card

As 7 was installing, each time it would auto reboot, but it would never boot back to bios, nothing. The monitor's light would change from green to yellow, like it can't see anything (like it normally does on a reboot). The PC would still be running, but after waiting around 5 minutes, I realized nothing is going to happen. I kept watching the processor light on the unit to see if any activity is happening, but nothing. From what I can tell, it just isn't booting back in.

If I hard boot it it (hold power and completely shut down) then repower, it picks back up and boots in fine. After downloading all my video card drivers and having to reboot for about the 4th time and still nothing, I had enough.

Anyone ever seen this or know where to point at helping me figure this out?

Answer:Screen goes blank each time I reboot (fresh Windows 7 install)

Wipe the hard drive of all code first from the steps to Troubleshoot Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums.

If this doesn't help then there may be hardware problems. Try resetting the BIOS to defaults, check all cable connections are secure.

You can also try running from boot disk with HD unplugged which will eliminate not only the OS but also the HD as suspect. Peppermint3 - Create Live CD/DVD/USB To Use For Emergency Backup - Windows 7 Forums

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Have an issue with a HP dv2200 laptop with Vista on it. It's started to disconnect the wireless, not all the time, but intermittently. When it disconnects it goes to limited connectivity, and I can't ping the router, although it still lists a valid ipv4 address for me. When I try to repair it it won't work, and when I disconnect it doesn't see any wireless networks until I restart. It also seems to start freezing intermittently if I try to go into any of the network settings. I was able to get into them eventually and it listed the wireless card as disabled, but it wouldn't let me reenable it. Restart fixes it, but it keeps happening. Everything on the computer's been updated(bios, wireless drivers, Windows updates), but it's still doing it. Any ideas?
 

Answer:Wireless disconnecting, requires reboot

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I have this version installed in 4 computers and avira always asks for a reboot after updating.

Anyone else notice this?
 

Answer:Avira 9 - Always requires reboot after updating

The latest Free version or pay version?

EDIT: I reinstalled the latest Avira on a system just two days ago. Vista HP x64. No rebooting. The desktop in my sig doesn't reboot either.
 

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The video on the Toshiba laptop died (blank screen) and I had to to a hard shut down and power up to get the video back. This has only happened once on 20 March 2010.
Sys Info:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II P320 Dual-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3835 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 465163 MB, Free - 375050 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, NALAE
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Video problem requires reboot

If it only happened once I would wait a while to see if happens again, hopefully it won't.
 

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Hi there. I have to regularly reboot my PC to get my printer working. I've updated the driver after removing and reinstalling the printer, but the problem keeps returning.
Any ideas folks?
 

Answer:Printer requires reboot to work

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w510 4318 CTO i7 820 16gb ram w/ 6250 card on CLEAR.win 7 ultimate 64 w/ all current patches and IE8, also have DE (German) M$ language pack installed (could be relevant given UI type issues). Currently using firewall and up to date AV. Also ran an offline (boot from CD) virus scanner that found nothing.Used to work correctly now it doesn't. Following windows update of 4/19/2011 and additional updates from Lenovo, WiMax ceased working , multiple rounds of installation and removal of drivers and ThinkPad (ThinkVantage) software have not corrected the issue. Issue: when WiMax connects, it will function once, if the service disconnects for any reason (Time, movement, etc.) the WiMax connection cannot be restored and the access connections and other ThinkVantage software associated with communications hangs, or becomes unstable and unresponsive to the point that termination in TASKMANAGER is sometimes impossible. Note Also that AccessConnections or the software component that affects the status display in the explorer bar now hangs windows explorer such that the only way to switch between programs is to alt-TAB or ctrl-alt-del and use task manager. Once access connections gets hung it will not connect to WiMax until the system is restarted.The Ethernet port works regardless of the WiMax issue.  Note that it *may* also have the problem with WiFi  but I haven't tested that yet.  Prior to these updates, the WiMax service would disconnect at ti... Read more

Answer:WiMax works once then requires reboot to connect again

Does flicking the physical wireless switch off and on let you connect again?

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It has become necessary to fix my WiFi connection each time I reboot Vista on my Dell Inspiron 1525.
 
First, I get a message that my Wi-Fi Catcher band configuration is not compaitble with the WLAN card band configuration. So I select YES to automatically change the band configuration.
Next, I get a message that this is fixed.
The final fix is to use the Diagnose and Repair function from the tray Wi-Fi icon. This fixes the problem until the next boot.
I tried to fix this by restoring to a restore point. The problem seemed to show up after an automatic update.
The restore did not fix the problem.
Anyone with an idea?
 
Cheers

Answer:WiFi connection requires repair at each reboot

Hi turbine_guy,
 
I suggest you to update the wireless drivers, BIOS to the latest version and check if that fixes the issue. You can download the latest drivers from the following link by selecting the Operating System (Windows Vista 32-bit):http://www.dell.com/support/troubleshooting/us/en/19/Product/inspiron-1525
 
Please let me know if you need further assistance.

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The basics:

Vista Home with SP1 and all updates.
Firefox 3.0.5
ZoneAlarm firewall
Avast! AntiVirus
ThreatFire
Road Runner internet through Time Warner

The problem is intermittent which leads me to believe it is an ISP issue.

After browsing for "a while" (sometimes 10 mins, sometimes 30) I will get the status of "Waiting for url.com...." and it never connects. If I close Firefox and restart, I get the message that Firefox is still running. If I open IE at this point, it also will not change from status "Waiting for url.com..." Now here's the part that really pisses me off... when I try to reboot, my computer hangs indefinitely and I have to do a 'hard' shutdown by pressing and holding the power button. Immediately on reboot, it works fine again.

I know this is a pretty vague start, but I need some direction as to what to look for. I recently did a very thorough malware/virus scan on my computer using several advanced tools. Everything is 100% clean. This will be hard to trouble shoot, because it's so intermittent. I'll also be honest that my next door neighbor, using a Mac and the same ISP, reports similar problems that are usually resolved with a reboot as well. Hoping someone can point me at something that will at least get me started in the right direction.

Answer:Internet hangs constantly, requires reboot

Are you using a router? Are you wireless or hard wired? Have you tried resetting your modem and/or router?

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So. at random times my WIFI gets disabled and when I hover over the symbol it says wifi networks available. When I go into the network list it just goes into a loop that never loads the list.

the none of the network list services can be restarted/stopped/started and in device manager I can not disable/uninstall/re-install my wifi adapter.

The only way to re-enable my wifi is to completely restart my computer with a forced shutdown (hold the power button) because normal methods go into loops that never end.
In the past I did fix it for an extended period of time by downloading the most recent .net Framework, this seemed to solve the problem for months until now.

DM log is attached just encase it can help in any way.

Answer:WIFI Gets Disables and requires Reboot to enable again

Hello John am a real newbie to 10 but personally I would try the really simple stuff first -
SFC Command - Run in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums and this
Drive Error Checking in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums as I usually do in 7 but I see it is slightly different but doing what I want.

The other thing that springs to mind is have you updated the WLAN drivers for that board - or have you recently changed the BIOS for any reason

This is the mobo support site but I am not that familiar with AMD cores or sockets so you might have to dig around to find what is needed https://us.msi.com/Motherboard/760GM...#hero-overview as I cannot track down the socket type - although 10 should have picked up the drivers but as I said I am new to answering stuff on this forum so I stand to be corrected on anything .

There is of course a possibilities of malware so I would be running these myself
SUPERAntiSpyware | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware!
Malwarebytes | Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium
AdwCleaner Download
delete any rubbish found with the malware scans
(NB If one is running Kaspersky security it may rant about ADW - just ignore it or disable Kaspersky while the ADW is being used)

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Hi there. I bought a Lenvo yogo 900 last year for going to uni. For serveral weeks now, the only way I can start up my laptop is by using the indented reset button, as when I press the power button the laptop is totally unresponsive. I broke my touch screen and it was fixed in October (by lenvo or an affiliate company I believe), which is when I started having trouble with my laptop.Had to turn off my touch screen after getting repairedProblems with my laptop not starting at all no matter what I do (seen posts from other people about this) but started turning on againSo now I rely on the reset button to turn on my laptop. If anyone else has had this problem or knows how to fix it, I would be grateful, especially if it something I should be worried about!

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Hi there. I bought a Lenvo yogo 900 last year and for several weeks now, the only way I can start up my laptop is by using the indented reset button, as when I press the power button the laptop is totally unresponsive. I broke my touch screen and it was fixed in October (by lenvo or an affiliate company I believe), which is when I started having trouble with my laptop.Had to turn off my touch screen after getting repairedProblems with my laptop not starting at all no matter what I do (seen posts from other people about this) but started turning on againSo now I rely on the reset button to turn on my laptop. If anyone else has had this problem or knows how to fix it, I would be grateful, especially if it is something I should be worried about!

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Hello Everyone,

Here lately my Windows XP system has been freezing randomly aup to five times a day. It requires a manual reboot with me holding the power button in for 5 seconds.

I use Trend Micro Internet security for spyware, virus protection etc. It has been very reliable the past few years and I rarely have problems with my computer. However, this is one problem that I haven't yet been able to solve.

If there is anyone out there that could assist me with this it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Answer:Computer Freeze Requires Manual Reboot

Hi .Error messages in Event Viewer...that are relevant?How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/ Louis

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I have recently began having an issue with my Windows operations. When I click on the START button the menu flashes up and goes back off. I restarted my computer and received a startup option list that blinked rapidly until I hit the arrow key ( or mouse ). I was instructred to choose a device that would start up first ( options were Hard Drive or CD Drive ).
I chose Hard Drive and the reboot completed but now periodically the Start up button will work normally and sometimes it simply flases up and back off.
Not sure what to do at this point.

Well we have discovered the problem was with the keyboard.
 

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Hi All;

Working on Toshiba Satellite laptop upgraded to Windows 7.

After upgrading to Windows 7 everything worked fine for about 3 months. I had it set to sleep when I close the lid nnd it worked well. But suddenly it began getting pernickity. When I opened the lid, about 15 - 20 seconds later the computer totally froze and I had to reboot. Of course, when reloading I get the message that Windows shut down unexpectedly and a 'solution will be searched' but nothing every happened as far as that goes.

I made a new profile but it did the same thing when working in that.

At approximately the same time as this began, I lost my 'start menu' list, and although I can 'attach items to the list, upon reboot, they disappear. Can the two be related?

Any suggestions for a 'mature' lady who can follow instructions if not too complicated?

Thanks
Singer35
 

Answer:Laptop hangs after closing lid; requires reboot

Hello!
When you say 'upgraded' did you install windows 7 on the laptop when, before, the computer had a different version of windows on it?
And what do you mean by a 'new profile'?
 

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Anyone know what may cause this? Right now the computer is set to go into standby mode when I shut the lid, but lately when I reopen it (usually 10-15 minutes later) I just get a black screen and have to reboot.

The only thing I can think of that may have caused this is changing my hardware acceleration. I was having problems with Microsoft Streets and Trips and their GPS and they told me to turn HA down. Not sure if this is the direct cause.

Anyone have ideas or experience with this? Thanks.
 

Answer:Laptop hangs after closing lid; requires reboot

Sounds like your video card is not being reinitialized. This can be caused by several situations:

1) Your AWAKE settings in the BIOS have reverted to OFF - this can happen when the onboard battery goes out. Have you been getting any other strange occurrences lately? Longer boot cycle, additional memory test, etc. . . . .

2) Your power save mode is set to shut the monitor off in standby - check your power settings.

3) When you try to come out of standby-mode, the monitor doesn't get a strong enough signal to activate - try turning off and on the monitor to see if anything happens.

4) You may not be waiting long enough for the standby-mode to reactivate the system. If your power savings settings are set to power down HDD, video, processor, etc., it takes a bit for things to get fully back up and running.

5) Last, but not to be discounted: power supply. Don't know what your hardware configuration looks like, but it could be that the additional PCI card you added put your requirements right to the top of what your PSU can offer.
 

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So. at random times my WIFI gets disabled and when I hover over the symbol it says wifi networks available. When I go into the network list it just goes into a loop that never loads the list.

the none of the network list services can be restarted/stopped/started and in device manager I can not disable/uninstall/re-install my wifi adapter.

The only way to re-enable my wifi is to completely restart my computer with a forced shutdown (hold the power button) because normal methods go into loops that never end.
In the past I did fix it for an extended period of time by downloading the most recent .net Framework, this seemed to solve the problem for months until now.

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I have an X1 Carbon Touch i7 16GB 3443 CTO running Windows 8.1, all drivers/BIOS updated. When I plug in USB devices (even onces that have already been installed and configured), Windows prompts me to restart (see attached image). If I restart, unplug the USB device, and then re-plug it in, I get hte same prompt.  This problem existed when I was running Windows 8. When I upgraded to 8.1, the problem went away, but re-appeared after several months. I wouldn't be too concerned, but some USB audio devices I plug in do not work as expected (can't hear audio through them or speak through them), even though  I'm not sure if these are related, but I have a feeling there is an issue with USB on my laptop. I have had the motherboard replaced 3 times and speaker assembly replaced once due to other audio issues (audio would stop playing through my PC speakers, but tapping the case would cause hte audio to start playing again). I believe this to be unrelated, but I'm quesitoning the quality of the original components in my Carbon Touch. I will be calling support, but I wanted to see if anyone else has a suggestion on the USB issue.

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My name is Jane and I am on a Windows 8 X 64 system and all has been great for a while. About 3 days ago I started having the computer freeze up suddenly. At first it would recover after a short time but finally it totally crashed the system, requiring a reboot to get going again. It seems to happen a lot when i right click on something, but has also happened when the system was not active once, today. I was reading some web instructions and suddenly my screen went black and I got a message saying there was no video signal. The progress I have seen with this was at first just freezing for a few seconds, then for a longer time. Then it stopped recovering at all and the screen would black out and I would get the no signal message. Now my user account is totally trashed. If I try to log in to it I get a black screen, the no signal message and have to reboot to get my video back. I am using the Admin account to send this and it seems to be ok, but I did have one crash from this account earlier too.

At first I thought it was something in Chrome so I uninstalled it and reinstalled because the crashes seem to always come when I was using Chrome. I do not think that fixed it, though because it has crashed since then. I looked around in safe mode, but I really have no idea of what I am looking for. Any thoughts, suggestions and advice would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Computer freezing randomly - requires reboot

This might or might not help but is worth trying.
In administrator command prompt run sfc /scannow.

Then run Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

in administrator command prompt & reboot & run sfc again.

Post back with results.

Both commands take a while to finish.
Up to an hour.

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After installing or removing a patch or a feature windows often requires a reboot.
Is there a tool to see exactly why windows asks for this?

In w7 I found that HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\PendingFileRenameOperations often lists a bunch of actions which can just be ignored (like cleaning up some temp stuff) or can be solved without rebooting by just terminating  a process
or a service which prevented the file rename operations in the current session.
I found lockhunter being a very helpful tool for this purpose.
My server 2012 says it requires a reboot but I don't see any pending file rename operations.
I cannot reboot the server right now so I am curious to know why exactly the server wants a reboot.
I want to judge myself about the criticality of the reason.
If windows says it needs a reboot, it well knows what the files are that need to be replaced so why can't it tell me?
As I said I often can resolve the PendingFileRenameOperations by hand.
If I then delete the PendingFileRenameOperations key windows does not request a reboot anymore.

On the server 2012 I don't see the PendingFileRenameOperations key and windows still says it wants a reboot.
So I want to know where else I need to look for the detailed reasons of the reboot windows pretends to require.

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If, when you go to run System File Checker, you receive the following error message, There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete, then you may want to try the following.
First, reboot your computer once and let the pending process complete.
But if you continue to receive this message, navigate to C\Windows\WinSxS\ folder, search for a pending.xml file and rename it. You may even delete it. This will delete pending tasks and build a fresh new check.
Hope this helps!

Answer:There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete

How do you navigate to the .xml file from the Windows 8.1 Installation DVD? I'm not familiar with DOS commands.
Thanks

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UPDATE: Problem sorted! THANKS!Hi guys, I'm really glad I found this forum and hope you can help.I was infected with AV Security Suite, ran all the recommended programs such as GMER, TDDS Killer, rkill and malwarebytes and my PC seems to be clean now. When I ran Combofix, I didn't manage to disable Avast!, so I decided to uninstall it. On re-installing the program, I repeatedly encountered the following prompt:Setup has detected that another program setup requires the computer to reboot. You must reboot the computer before installing avast!. Once the system reboots, you need to restart setup. If you decide to continue, application may not work correctly. Do you want to continue?Yes NoOf course I said no each time, and I'm now wondering what that "other program setup" could be. I disabled the Windows firewall, finished the Windows Update Manager, all to no avail. An Adobe Acrobat Reader Update icon that appears on my taskbar during startup seems kinda genuine (when I move the cursor over it or right click it actually says the name and I can close it, so I doubt that's the problem but I'm not sure. Any idea what that other program setup that requires the computer to reboot could be?On the web I found the following help for this problem ("Modifying the Windows Registry"), but I don't want to mess with the registry unless absolutely necessary, even though I have done a back-up with ERUNT:Method 1: Modify the Windows Regi... Read more

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Recently I uninstalled Mcafee Security Suite and put in the ones stated on my computer info file. After that, after about 2-3 hours of Internet use use, all web activity stops from my wifi connection and Firefox says:

"Proxy server is refusing connections"
The settings have not changed (always "direct connection").

In IE, the settings have not changed either, yet it spits out an error message. No program on my computer works, despite still supposedly being connected to the wifi box, until restart, (albeit slower) except for 3dtraceroute, which can still ping Google at 64.233.167.147
. Otherwise, no solution works, including:

Using an IP address
Restarting the browser
Restarting the built-in wifi card
Checking my system for malware
disabling my firewall

I have not tested it on any other connections yet, but other computers do.
What can I do?

Thanks,
Avi L
 

Answer:Solved: Delayed Internet Error that requires reboot

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I'm running windows vista with a Motorola surfboard modem and a cisco lynksis wireless router. The internet connection is fine most of the time, however about once or twice a day (and recently 3-5) the internet connection will just randomly stop. This seems very strange to me because both my modem and router both display internet connectivity. All lights are on on their displays. Every device in the room will not have no connection though and the two computers that use the wireless internet will both display "Local Only" in the network center.

Now at first, this really frustrated me and I searched everywhere for answers and tried everything I could find on forums like this to try and troubleshoot my issue. I finally accepted it and moved on because the ONLY solution is to unplug the modem and plug it back in, wait a minute for it to load, and then the internet is back.

Sometimes it seems like to much bandwidth usage will trip it off, but at other times I can be on my iPhone doing something simple and it'll kill the internet or it will be dead when I get home from work.

My only theory, which I don't even know if this is possible, was that I have too many things going on with my cable outlet. A cord exits the hub into a 4 way splicer (2 tvs and the modem). Maybe that causes problems? Apparently not since a test proved that the problem still exists with only the modem plugged in.

Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Internet connection halts, requires modem reboot

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Hi,

I have an Acer Aspire 1350 an the hard Drive Locks after bios update and demand password to access.

Hash code is 00007

Please, help me !

Thanks
 

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I recently upgraded to Windows 8.1, but it reset my custom lock screen image.  I tried re-applying it but the lock
screen preview in the settings is stuck on a load loop.  Does anyone know why that is and why it won't set my custom image as the new lock screen image?
i can't find the  C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Systemdata, folder,
in my laptop
how to get default lock screen images in 8.1? plz help me..

Answer:Lock Screen Custom Image Stuck on Load for Windows 8.1, (Can't see the default lock screen images)

Please take a look at this link and it should solve your problem.
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/29621-start-screen-set-default-background-image-windows-8-1-a.html

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Last night I upgraded to the new Windows 10 Update and it was working just fine, but this afternoon my computer started doing this on the lock-screen every time I would close my laptop/lock it. Has anyone else had this issue? I am on an Alienware 15 R2. It runs fine otherwise, I just need to restart every time this happens.

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Prior to this update I could and did leave my computer running all day and night and when I come back to it I am always at the desktop, now I sit down and move the mouse and I am back at the lock then login screen.

I have checked all the power and screen saver settings and none have go to lock screen enabled what am I missing?

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I have found two methods to do this, neither of which work

Disable the Windows 10 Lock Screen (Anniversary Update) - gHacks Tech News

Disable Lock Screen in Windows 10 Anniversary Update version 1607

are the ones I've tried, but the lock screen is still there. I'm on 1607.

Answer:Disable anniversary update lock screen

Hello mkr10001,

You can still disable the lock screen, but just not at startup in the Home and Pro editions.

Lock Screen - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

Currently, the only way to disable the lock screen at startup in the Home and Pro editions, is to set Windows to automatically sign in to your account at startup. Of course, this is not a very good option if you have other people using your computer.

Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

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I used my facebook albums as the wallpaper for my lock screen. After most recent update all I have is the T-Mobile default. I went to settings and set my facebook albums as the lock screen. Rebooted any number of times. Still won't work.

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Old laptop, Core2 Duo. Windows Update still hasn't offered the Anniversary Update so I downloaded the installer (Windows10Upgrade28084.exe)today, and installed. After which, whenever waking from sleep, the lock screen would be totally unresponsive to keyboard and mouse; only solution was hard power-off. Oddly, lockscreen worked fine on initial startup. The wife won't put up with this, so I rolled back.

But I do want to eventually get to the Anniversary Update. When I try again with AU, what should I try to fix the frozen lock screen problem?

Answer:Anniversary Update causes freeze at lock screen

Update: After reverting back to the previous Windows 10 version 1511, I found and installed two updated drivers (Synaptics touchpad and wifi). Then installed Anniversary Update again, this time using the ISO. During installation, I let it check for updates. After installation completed, I checked for updates again, and got "Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 (KB3176936)" plus a Flash update. Then I put the computer into sleep, and upon wake, the lock screen is still frozen and unresponsive to mouse or keyboard. After a hard reboot, I used the tweak to disable the lock screen; now after waking from sleep I can see the box in which to enter a password, but it's still unresponsive to keyboard and mouse. Next tried using netplwiz to disable password on login, hoping that it would just skip past the lock screen and password screen, but no such luck. It still asks for a password, and it is still unresponsive to mouse or keyboard.

Going to have to roll back to 1511 again.

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Hi,I dont know if this belongs here but in the windows community they told my to reinstall windows...After the big update in th summer I cant see a photo in the lock screen, only a color.Any one else know the problem and can help?  

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Old laptop dell, Core2 Duo. Windows Update still hasn't offered the Anniversary Update so I downloaded the installer (Windows10Upgrade28084.exe)today, and installed. After which, whenever waking from sleep, the lock screen would be totally unresponsive to keyboard and mouse; only solution was hard power-off. Oddly, lockscreen worked fine on initial startup. The wife won't put up with this, so I rolled back.
But I do want to eventually get to the Anniversary Update. When I try again with AU, what should I try to fix the frozen lock screen problem?

Answer:Anniversary Update causes freeze at lock screen

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
We would suggest you to private message the service tag and email address.So that we can check if the system has been tested for windows 10 . Force installation will cause issues as there are no drivers.
If the system is not on windows 10 or any lower version of windows kindly back up the data on the system and do a clean installation.
Thanks
Robin

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Ok, I am having an issue with my HP laptop, windows just pushed the creators update and now every time I either lock the computer or put it to sleep, when I try to log back in it just sits there with the spinning circle, it will then go back to the lock screen. I have to restart or shut down my computer to get back in. My laptop did this occasionally before the update but now it does it every time. This really renders the laptop fairly worthless since I can't lock it or put it to sleep. Any help is appreciated.

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I have found two methods to do this, neither of which work

Disable the Windows 10 Lock Screen (Anniversary Update) - gHacks Tech News

Disable Lock Screen in Windows 10 Anniversary Update version 1607

are the ones I've tried, but the lock screen is still there. I'm on 1607.

Answer:Disable anniversary update lock screen

Hello mkr10001,

You can still disable the lock screen, but just not at startup in the Home and Pro editions.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html

Currently, the only way to disable the lock screen at startup in the Home and Pro editions, is to set Windows to automatically sign in to your account at startup. Of course, this is not a very good option if you have other people using your computer.

Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

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What's the next possibilities in live lock screen beta ? It has been a long time we didn't get any update . After 8.10.14157.200 update it become the worst. Any one have news about this app ?

Answer:Live lock screen beta update ??

No idea about it and who cares about it. I uninstalled the app. Stiil if you want to know about it tweet joe
Nokia Lumia 925 India

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Old laptop, Core2 Duo. Windows Update still hasn't offered the Anniversary Update so I downloaded the installer today, and installed. After which, whenever waking from sleep, the lock screen would be totally unresponsive to keyboard and mouse; only solution was hard power-off. Oddly, lockscreen worked fine on initial startup. The wife won't put up with this, so I rolled back.

But I do want to eventually get to the Anniversary Update. When I try again with AU, what should I try to fix the frozen lock screen problem?

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Hi,I dont know if this belongs here but in the windows community they told my to reinstall windows...After the big update in th summer I cant see a photo in the lock screen, only a color.Any one else know the problem and can help? Lenovo z40-70 windows 10 

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Hi, yesterday Microsoft pushed out a major update to my PC, presumably in answer to meltdown and spectre vulnerabilities. It has locked my PC to the lock screen. If I try to login it flashes the desktop for a fraction of a second, then resets the lockscreen.

I have been able to get to advanced options by holding down shift while restarting but my monitor goes black if I select any options and I have to force shutdown. Tried hitting F12 and also delete during startup and PC starts but monitor is black, again have toforce shutdown.

Mobo = Gigabyte Z270N-wifi
CPU = Intel Core i7 7700k

Any ideas how to fix this? MS techs were no help after 4 different ones and 4+ hrs on chat with them. Everything functioned perfect before their poxy, half baked update.

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Ok, I am having an issue with my HP laptop, windows just pushed the creators update and now every time I either lock the computer or put it to sleep, when I try to log back in it just sits there with the spinning circle, it will then go back to the lock screen. I have to restart or shut down my computer to get back in. My laptop did this occasionally before the update but now it does it every time. This really renders the laptop fairly worthless since I can't lock it or put it to sleep. Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Windows 10 will not log in from lock screen since creators update

How do you feel about doing a clean install of Windows?

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Under group policy > administrative > control panel > personalization > do not display the lock screen: it is enabled. and the associated registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization NoLockScreen is set correctly to 1. Yet upon bootup I'm presented with the lock screen that I must dismiss to get to the login screen to enter my password. This policy setting is supposed to turn off that pointless screen so that the login screen is presented right away. This was not an issue prior to the update. Any ideas how to fix this? Thanks.
 

Answer:after anniversary update lock screen issue, help please

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My Lenovo Yoga 3 11 worked fine after upgrading to Windows 10. However, after some further updates that were automatically installed, the screen rotation is set to wrong defaults: Whenever I use it without external monitor, the screen appears upside down. I can rotate it by changing the settings in the intel HD graphics driver, but when I open firefox it switches back to upside down. Startup and Shutdown screens are also always upside down.It seems Windows 10 has saved some wrong default screen orientation during the upgrade (possibly because the yoga was folded all flat and connected to an external monitor during the windows updates?).What can I do?

Answer:Screen rotation broken after Win10 Update

Some additional infos:- I have already re-installed the latest Intel Graphics driver versions- I have tried to start all sensor services and put them on "automatic start"- I have tried to re-set the rotation setting to "0 degrees" in the Intel Graphics options- that helps, but only until you start a new app or do something new - then it turns upside down again. The setting is overridden and there are no options in the driver to make it persistent.- I have rolled back to the previous windows build, but the problem stayed.- I have not rolled back to Windows 8.1 yet, which I really don't want... I'll keep that as the last resortThe only way to work with the computer is to turn it upside down and then quickly switch on "rotation lock" in windows settings. 

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