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Windows slow shutting down-restart after installing HP drivers.

Question: Windows slow shutting down-restart after installing HP drivers.

Hi,
I have an issue with my Windows 7 x64 Pro installation.
After I installed the HP LaserJet Professional CM1415fn drivers the pc became very slow at restarting or shutting down. The problem is printer related because I found a temporary workaround by stopping the spooler service and then the restart-shut down speed is normal again.
The printer is connected by ethernet and maybe this is the problem? I haven't tried with USB connection but I prefer not because it will mess up the printer devices.
If there is another permanent solution please tell me.
Thanks

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Preferred Solution: Windows slow shutting down-restart after installing HP drivers.

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Answer: Windows slow shutting down-restart after installing HP drivers.

See if Shut Down -Speed Up helps

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I recently attempted to install the Intel eXistensible USB 3.0 driver as I was having BSOD issues when trying to install a new version of some audio software (Scarlett Mix Control). Installing the Intel driver also resulted in a BSOD though.

It has been brought to my attention that the original BSOD issues caused iusb3xhc.sys, which is why I tried installing the USB 3.0 drivers.

My PC also has an unresolved issue of hanging at the 'Shutting Down' screen, if I have put the computer to sleep and woken it up prior to shutting down (if I have not put the PC to sleep it shuts down fine).

If left hanging for long enough, a BSOD occurs.

Attached is the minidumb and DxDiag.

Answer:BSOD when installing Intel drivers and when shutting down

BSOD analysis and minidump attached

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Say you reformat your pc. As you reload the drivers, should you restart the pc each time it tells you too or just load all the drivers and then restart once?
 

Answer:Restart after installing drivers

It's best to restart the machine one at a time, as the driver udpates may affect other driver updates you perform.
 

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Hi all, after installing sp2 my pc is extremely slow during shutting down, anyone who know what`s the problem?
 

Answer:slow shutting down after installing sp2

It's good practice after installing SP2 to clear out all the old files, including the download of SP2 itself, which you no longer need, and run defrag.
Go Start>Run and type in %temp% and delete all the files that then appear. Delete all Temporary Internet files, Cookies and any History you no longer wish to store, then run the defrag.

If that doesn't improve things, go to Task Manager and see if any applications need manual closing before shutdown. Some ADSL net connections hang on after you think you've disconnected.
 

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Greetings,

I'm new to this site and wondered if someone would tell me why I have to restart my computer each time new software or drivers are installed on it. I heard that some applications don't require restarting. Is that correct and what are those applications?

Thanks for your help.

What
 

Answer:Solved: why restart a computer after installing software/drivers?

It allows the driver or software to take effect, some require to be loaded as the system starts or replace existing files that are currently in use on the restart. Restarting allows these drivers and software to load registry settings, services, startup programs, replacing files, and configure the system as they require. Most drivers require a restart, but not all. Most programs do not require a restart but there's lots that do.

Its also just good practice, if there's a problem restarting right after the installation will tell you why the system suddenly doesn't start or has a problem; you've just installed that application or driver.
 

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Everytime I try to turn my surface on it doesn't seem to work. I know it's still possibly working due to the fact that it occasionally shows the surface icon and that it's loading but it then shuts off after it shows it. They only way I know it's on sometimes is that the keyboard lights up. Anyone know how to fix it or if it's just broken? I've had it for 7 months.

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I have a HP Z400 workstation which I bought in 2010. It supports a two-port USB 3.0 card which I had installed until recently. It was the one that HP recommended. However, it stopped working and I replaced it with a different one, specifically an Anker card.

I now have a problem because the PC is very slow when booting. The power button lights up, remains lit for 45 seconds to 1 minute and then the normal boot process begins. Logging on is also very slow. The same applies when shutting down or restarting. There is a very big delay.

Are there any suggestions as to how to cut down these delays?

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I have a hp and have done the drivers update and took off anti virus protection and updated it to micro soft defender . But still it keeps shutting off for no reason that I can see?

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I have been trying to install Windows 7 64bit on to my desktop and my PC keeps cutting off and rebooting. I know this is most likely some hardware problem and I have tried a few things already.

Machine: Acer Aspire m3802

I have cleaned the fan and applied new thermal paste to the CPU, I have tested the Power supply and it seems to be working fine. This machine is pretty much new and is clean inside.

Can anyone give me some ideas to try please?

Answer:Windows 7 64bit - installing and PC keeps shutting down

try testing the harddrive. go to the manufacturers website and download their diagnostic utility.

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

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I am thoroughly fed up with this problem.I run Win7 and have run all the available fixes I can find but the problem persists.Even when I click installed updates it says there are no updates installed on this machine.The updates though are shown many times over in the WU list.Any suggestions to help clear this frustration would be most welcome.

Answer:Windows Update keeps installing the same updates when shutting down

Try a Windows Update-Reset

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Hello Tech Support Guy forums!

Here's the story:
After cleaning (read - deleting things I shouldn't have) my PC I had to re-install Win7.
Now when I want to play a video game that ran just fine the day before I get maybe 15 minutes of play in and my computer just overheats and shuts down. I read somewhere that the BIOS version was the problem so I updated it to the latest version but the problem still persists.

Here are some specs:

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Home Edition Media Center 6.01.7601 Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
Processor : Intel Core i5 2410M @ 2300 MHz
Video Card : Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000
Physical Memory : 4096 MB (1 x 4096 DDR3-SDRAM )

EDIT: After shutting off my computer and letting it cool off for quite a while next to an open window and turning it back on yields me this the second I turn it back on:
THM_ : 61.5 C
Core 1 : 53 C
Core 2 : 61 C
Package : 53 C
Hard Disk WDC WD5000BPVT-75HXZT1 : 34 C
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 15R N5110 keeps shutting down after re-installing Windows

Updating the BIOS will never cure an overheating problem. Open up the case and give it a careful but thorough clean out with one of those purpose-made cans of dry compressed air.
 

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I just have installed nvidia drivers for my card nvidia FX 5200, version 175.19, this has cause an overall slow start up time, please suggest something, should I disable nvidia display driver service, or something else? any suggestion would be highly useful, It takes almost 40-50 seconds to log in!
 

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Hello,

I was trying to install windows 7 on my computer but something really strange happened.

When i boot from the cd, the setup is loading some files (grey bar, bottom of the screen).
After that i get a blue background and i enter my language, keyboard layout and my time settings.
Then i press "install now" and after some seconds my computer just restart .

Can somebody help me to fix this problem?

My pc: Q6600 quad core
4 GIG RAM
x800GT video card (256MB)

Windows 7 version: build 7227 x86

I also tried to burn the image again but nothing helped.

Answer:PC restart while installing windows 7

I am curious but are you overclocked by any chance?

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Users with AMD processors that have been trying to install Windows XP Service Pack 3 might be greeted with a bluescreen error message after rebooting their computer that begins with STOP: 0?0000007E (0xC0000005 and contains the error text SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED. The computer restarts and the bluescreen error is displayed again. This is an endless cycle but thankfully though HP has found out about the cause for this problem and is presenting a solution on their website.
Service Pack 3 for Windows XP apparently copies an Intel power management driver to the computer that was not there before which is the cause for the restart bug. Things like these can happen but I?m wondering why non of the public beta testers have encountered this error before.
You can only use the following information if you use a non-Intel processor and encounter the previously mentioned restart bug after installing Windows XP Service Pack 3. I?m going to list two possible solutions, one from Microsoft and the other from HP.
HP solution for XP SP3 Restart Bug:Boot Computer in Safe Mode
Use Windows Explorer to browse to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers
Right-click intelppm.sys and rename it to XXXintelppm.syx
Restart Windows
If the computer is unable to boot into safe mode do the following:Press F8 during startup and load the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console
Type the number that corresponds to your Windows installation
Log in as an administrator
Type cd c:\windows\system32\drivers at the command p... Read more

Answer:Fix for Restart Bug after installing Windows XP SP3

Stickied for a while since this is a common issue right now.

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Hello ,
First of all I don't know what to choose in the "Forum" xD -/-
I recently used windows 8.1 but I see that it takes more than 10 mins to Shutdown/Restart and it really annoying me , How to solve that ? 

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Already have a big discussion here with all info needed, we did not find a solution.


http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-3154386/installing-nvidia-driver-makes-restarte-restart-continiously-sec-showing-log-screen.html

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Hey guys, I've read a bunch of posts of this happening to people too but it doesn't seem like there was a permanent solution to any of them. I just installed windows 7 on a dell dimension 3000 and im using the onboard video. Everytime i reboot it wants to automatically install the "Standard VGA Display Driver" even though I uninstall it and install the Intel Display Driver that works much better and actually plays movies. I even moved the display.inf out of the windows folder but now when i restart it still trys to install another driver over the one i have and just says that it cant find the driver for the device. And since I cant install the drivers then plug the device in, i'm kind of stuck in a rut right now. Any suggestions? I really appreciate it.

Answer:Windows 7 keeps installing its own driver restart

Hi cland410 and welcome to the forums. Download this driver and see if it installs without any issues. Download Link: http://download.cnet.com/Video-Intel-845-G-GL-Integrated-Video-Driver-Version-A01/3000-2108_4-106223.html

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Hi, when I download some windows 8 updates - not store updates - and restart the PC. After windows boots to desktop it shows me that they are all installed, but after a few minutes they come back as uninstalled and when I install them again the problem continues

what should i do?

Answer:Windows updates keep installing with every restart

Anybody?

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After installing Windows 10 on my G580, I can't fully restart the laptop.  I am getting a SYSTEM_EXCEPTION_THREAD_NOT_HANDLED error.  I checked my Device Manager and found two issues:1) Monitor - the Generic PnP Monitor driver has issues with Windows 10.  The driver is made by Microsoft and is version 10.0.10240.16384 (Date: 6/21/06).  I tried updating the driver but Windows says that is the latest driver.2) Lenovo Primary iM Controller - the driver is made by Lenovo and is version 15.13.13.941 (Date: 9/16/13).  Attempts at updating it says that it is the latest driver. I can boot into Safe Mode with Networking. How can I get these issues resolved so that I have a fully functional laptop with Windows 10? Regards,Ariel

Answer:G580 can't restart after installing Windows 10

Hi Arieltf,
 
Welcome to the Forums  
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with system unable to restart.
 
As there is a separate board for the windows 10. Hence please visit the board, below is link for the board.
 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-10/bd-p/EN-win10
 
Best regards,                    
 
Ashwin. S





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I am trying to install windows 7. The installation goes fine, until it gets to the point where it needs to restart the computer. When it restarts the computer, it starts the installation process all over again and repeats this endlessly. I am installing from a usb drive. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Answer:Windows 7 not installing. Starts over after restart.

This solution worked. It was simply a matter of pulling the USB drive out. Not sure why is was automatically booting from the drive but it was. Thanks.

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Wonder if someone can help me, I have a HP notebook with Windows 7 Ultimate installed I removed Avira anti virus and after that I installed Avast anti virus. Now the problems start right here, now installing Avast v6 the computer is restarting by it self . Tried Windows 64 b repair options but no solutions. Please I need help and any help will be appreciated

Answer:Windows 7 restart after installing antivirus

the computer is restarting by it selfRandomly, or right away.Same problem in Safe Mode?

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my laptop was working perfectly until I installed the Dell Latitude 3450 System BIOS 3450A14.exe
The update carried through correctly, but when I rebooted my laptop it would not load Windows 10. I tried booting with the USB key and all the recovery options, but it does not allow to roll back, it does not see a recovery point, it refuses to update on boot.
I have reset the BIOS settings, and Flashed the BIOS with an USB key, to no avail.I did the ePSA forced procedure, to no avail.
If I boot withouth USB key, it says either that realtek controller series media test failure check cable, or can't read HDD.
I tried to boot with a Windows 10 DVD sent to me by Dell, and to reinstall Windows, but all the option fail; either it says that the disk is locked, and to unlock it, without saying how to do it. Or it says that a necessary partition is missing.
I also flashed back to the previous BIOS, but it did not solve anything
What to do?
How come Dell Update suggests to update the BIOS when they are not sure that it would work?

Answer:after installing new BIOS, windows won't restart

When you talk about these recovery options and the disk showing as locked, are you referring to BitLocker?  If so, then it's well documented that BIOS updates will cause BitLocker to prompt for a Recovery Key because the TPM refuses to release the decryption key when it detects certain types of changes in the hardware environment, including a change to BIOS versions.  The reason is that certain types of hardware changes could be part of an attempt by an attacker to get the TPM to release the decryption key inappropriately, thereby compromising your data.  The workaround to avoid this is to choose to SUSPEND BitLocker immediately before restarting to perform the BIOS update.
If you didn't back up your Recovery Key anywhere, then you're stuck.  You'd have to erase your whole hard drive and reinstall Windows from scratch -- but in fairness, Microsoft makes it very clear when you enable BitLocker that you need to store your Recovery Key somewhere other than on the encrypted drive itself, for exactly these types of cases.  Other times you might need the Recovery Key are if your motherboard is replaced (since the TPM will be different and the new one won't have your key) or if you ever need to read that drive from another system (since that system won't have your key either).

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I have just ordered parts for a new PC.
Things I know that have drivers to install at some point:
OCZ Revodrive 3 (superfast ssd connected to a PCIe slot)
Asus P8Z68-V LX motherboard
Intel i5 2500K

I am sure that the ssd needs it's drivers installed when windows is being installed.

I'm not sure if the wireless mouse has drivers or not, its a Xenta. http://www.ebuyer.com/169281-xenta-wireless-optical-mouse-with-micro-2-4ghz-usb-dongle-fm-901-black

Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: What drivers need installing when windows 7 is installing?

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EDIT: I just realized i posted this in the wrong category.. sorry :/

Hey.

I hope you guys can give me a hand now cause i'm all out of ideas!

I re-formated my sisters computer yesterday, and after installing it i had no internet. As i hadn't installed any drivers yet, i understood that. But after heading over to dell's site, downloading all of the drivers for her computer and then installing them, i STILL do not have any internet.

I don't see any connections on the computer either, it's just blank!

Here's a screenshot.

Her computer model:
Dell OptiPlex 170L.

And the drivers for her computer can be found right here.

I installed all Chipset, Video, Audio and Network drivers. Have i missed out on anything important?

Any ideas what's wrong here?

Thanks in advance,
-Nike
 

Answer:No internet after re-installing Windows XP and installing drivers?

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I posted this in "logs" and have not heard back from anyone.  I do not know if I posted it in the wrong category or not...I hope someone can assist me... As always, thank you very much!
 
I constantly was getting BSOD... I worked with Kaspersky support... So far / so good with the BSOD issue... but - the computer is running ridiculously slow!
 
I don't know if I have some sort of virus, malware, etc. somewhere... this is what has been done so far
 
chkdsk /r /f
 
updated to Kaspersky 2015 Internet Security
 
I don't want to run any additional scans until you tell me what you need / want.
 
I'm running Vista home premium
8 GB ram
 
Thank you!

Answer:Very Slow Computer - Windows keeps shutting down

You posted in Malware Removal Logs on May 1st. That post is here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/574981/very-slow-computer/#entry3695794At the top of Malware Removal Logs is thisUnfortunately, with the amount of logs we receive per day, the average response time is 5 days. However, please be assured that your topic will be looked at and responded to. Your patience is appreciated.That topic did receive a reply shortly after you made the post above.Since you do have a MRL topicPlease refrain from asking for further help from other members or staff until the Malware Removal Team has checked your posted log. The Malware Removal Team work very hard to investigate a unique solution to your problem and you will receive individual expert assistance. This takes time and effort so we ask you to please be patient while waiting for assistance and NOT to make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Removal Team member. Any modifications you make on your own can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, following advice outside of that post may cause confusion for the team member assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.The Malware Removal Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean. If you fo... Read more

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When I try update WIndows XP it will say I cant get permission.
The computer also is slow shutting down when I use the start /shutdown option, If I use the task manager is shut rapidly.
I ran an antvirus scan in both the normal and safe mode,,no indication of any action .I'm using Kaspersky Internet Security 09..
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:13:09 PM, on 10/17/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\netdde.exe
C:\WINDOWS\arservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\SeagateManager\Sync\FreeAgentService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\SeagateManager\Sync\MaxSync.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehmsas.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\UPDATE~1\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exe
C:\Program Files\Verizon\McciTrayApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\SeagateManager\FreeAgent Status\StxMenuMgr.exe
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Answer:Cant get to windows XP updates. also slow shutting down..

Microsoft help line solved the problem ,,I'm not sure how. but they did a super job. Their tech help line support was surprisingly good.
Best of all,,,NO CHARGE
 

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I'm not sure where to go. I don't remember when this problem arose, as I don't shut down very often.

Here is my HJT log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 1:14:23 PM, on 2/27/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\brsvc01a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\brss01a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
C:\Program Files\Visual Networks\Visual IP InSight\SBC\IPClient.exe
C:\Program Files\Visual Networks\Visual IP InSight\SBC\IPMon32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SBCSEL~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exe
C:\Program Files\Scansoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
C:\Program Files\NoAds\NoAds.exe
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Answer:Can't Shutdown or Restart Windows XP. Gets hung up at "Windows is shutting down" scr

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After installing Windows 8.1 updates, my PC  did not restart. Every reboot ends up with the same blue screens listed below: Automatic Repair. Your PC did not start correctly Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. Also at the bottom of this blue screen there is the message of CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED I know for sure there is no HW fault as did all the test using HP diagnostic. Also using cmd.exe I can see partitions and drives (even virtuals) listed and recognised. Yet, in cmd.exe I did a system scan (sfc /scannow) and windows resource protection found corrupted files and successfully repaired them. The system file repaire change will take effect after the next reboot. But after rebooting everyting goes back to the initial blue screen problem. Is there anything else I can do? Thanks  

Answer:PC pavilion unable to restart after windows 8.1 installing u...

Use the recovery media to access system recovery. You could also use a  Windows 8.8.1 or  Windows 10 installation media to access the command line and then system recovery.  System recovery will off you the choice of wht=ich restore point to install. See the tutorial at the following URL.  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/windows-8-recovery-environment-command-prompt/

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Hey everyone, I was trying to reinstall windows 7 on laptop using a dvd. Everything seems to go smoothly until the very end. I put in my name, time settings etc. After it restarts, it says "windows is loading files", it goes to the windows start screen and then it restarts. It keeps doing this in an infinite loop. Do you guys have any idea what I might be doing wrong? Thanks in advance

Answer:Problem installing windows 7, restart loop

Hello and welcome to TSF!! What reason for reinstalling Windows 7? Any issues with the computer to make you want to reinstall or did you have Windows 8 installed?

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Iv had the exact same problem

So had a friend hit me up for a custom computer with a budget of $2500
I ordered all the parts through PCcase and are as follows

Coolmaster cm690 usb3 case
Asus m5a99x evo mb
Amd fx-8150
G.Skill ripjaws f3-1600c9d-16gxm ddr3 (2*8gb)
Ocz vertex 3 240gb ssd
Corsair hydro h80 CPU cooler
Gigabyte GeForce gtx 670 oc 2gb
Antec HCG 900w psu
LG ch12ls28 odd
Windows 7 pro (ledgit)

Long story short, everything is detected with in the bios but the boot device LED stays solid on, I've booted it from a Windows 7 DVD then THE COMPUTER RESTARTS?!? It's only restarted after I've booted from the DVD, sometimes when it's at the language part but always does it when its at the install part right at uncompressing files at 0%
Now I've but about 6 rigs over the years without a problem and it's really getting to me. I've tried most sata settings (IDE & AHCI), different hdds, different sata cables & ports, cleared the CMOS(removed mains power, removed the CMOS battery, moved jumper waited 5min, held down power button, waited 5min, replaced battery, moved jumper back, replace mains power) the mb memOK function gives the RAM the all clear as well as the windows memcheck after 5 passes, everything was seated with a wrist strap, I've checked the ssd with sata to USB interface and my laptop gives it the all clear (oh yeh I chech with a diff HDD) and the mb has the latest firmware, USB flashed.
This is not my computer, its for a friend, so anythin... Read more

Answer:Self restart when installing windows right on uncompressing files 0%

1. disconnect as much as possible.
2. listen for any beeps from the mobo
3. download the manual and all documentation available for the mobo

If all is to no avail, exchange the mobo.

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So had a friend hit me up for a custom computer with a budget of $2500
I ordered all the parts through PCcase and are as follows

Coolmaster cm690 usb3 case
Asus m5a99x evo mb
Amd fx-8150
G.Skill ripjaws f3-1600c9d-16gxm ddr3 (2*8gb)
Ocz vertex 3 240gb ssd
Corsair hydro h80 CPU cooler
Gigabyte GeForce gtx 670 oc 2gb
Antec HCG 900w psu
LG ch12ls28 odd
Win7 pro (ledgit)

Long story short, everything is detected with in the bios but the boot device LED stays solid on, I've booted it from a win7 DVD then THE COMPUTER RESTARTS?!? It's only restarted after I've booted from the DVD, sometimes when it's at the language part but always does it when its at the install part right at uncompressing files at 0%
Now I've but about 6 rigs over the years without a problem and it's really getting to me. I've tried most sata settings (IDE & AHCI), different hdds, different sata cables & ports, cleared the CMOS(removed mains power, removed the CMOS battery, moved jumper waited 5min, held down power button, waited 5min, replaced battery, moved jumper back, replace mains power) the mb memOK function gives the RAM the all clear as well as the windows memcheck after 5 passes, everything was seated with a wrist strap, I've checked the ssd with sata to USB interface and my laptop gives it the all clear (oh yeh I chech with a diff HDD) and the mb has the latest firmware, USB flashed.
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Answer:Self restart while installing windows with fresh build

Is the AMD FX-8150 a UEFI system? If so: UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

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My windows 7 install stars nfrom beginning after it does restart and now i have 5 windows 7s in boot to choose but none of them works because if setup wants restart my install starts from beginning

Answer:Windows 7 installing starts from beginning after restart.

Set HD first to boot in BIOS setup.

Trigger installer using one-time BIOS Boot Menu key.

Choose Custom install, then at Drive Selection screen delete all partitions, create and format new as you wish or just click Next to let installer do it for you: Clean Install Windows 7

When computer reboots during install if prompted do NOT press any key to boot installer again.

Read over these steps first to understand the best practices for installing Win7.

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Hey there,

i did some searching beforehand, but cant find anything satisfying my specific needs for my troubles...
I spent the whole day installing and researching...

In case anyone knows where i can find further help, please let me know.


System Specifics:
Every part of the computer is completely new.
Its a selfconfigured system...

Processor: AMD FX-8120 3,1GHz
Mainboard: Gigabyte GA-970-UD3 (BIOS F4)
RAM: DDR3 2x4GB 1600MHz
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 TI 1GB
SSD: 120GB SATA 6Gb/s
DVD: SATA Liteone iHas122

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

So basically my problem is what is stated in the topic already.

Windows loads the data off of the ORIGINAL (purchased it today) DVD, extracting files etc.
Then after the Computer restarts and loads, the installation process comes back up again, and shows the "moving dots" behind "Finishing Installation Process" for about 10-15 seconds, then they freeze... i left it for 2 hours. Nothing happened.
I tried unplugging everything during the reset, after another try to install it. It freezes.
I tried the "Shift+F10" --> explorer.exe . It freezes.

I tried a downloaded copy of Win7 Prof.... same thing, it freezes.
I tried 3 different Sata2 HDDrives, same thing it freezes.

I am out of options i know of.

What else can i do? Any other details i can provide you with?

I would really appreciate every single hint i can get.


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Answer:Windows 7 gets stuck after installing restart @ Finishing Installation

It's possible its a driver hanging during those final stages. Enter Device Manager to look for any Devices in error (likely Video card) to uninstall the driver to allow installation to finish, then update it from desktop via optional Windows Updates. Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation

Next try removing one stick of RAM to try install. Swap stick to try again. Then test your RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Next reset BIOS to defaults, then set SATA controller to AHCI to try install first (next try IDE mode), look for EFI boot disk in Boot order listings which must be removed to install to MBR disk on EFI BIOS, set HD first to boot then use one-time BIOS Boot Menu key to trigger DVD.

Next write the latest official installer ISO to flash stick, boot under USB, REmovable or HD's. Everything you need is here including steps to get a perfect install even for retail: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

If stick fails, unplug DVD drive to try again. Then burn latest ISO to DVD using tool provided, try DVD install again.

Try wiping the HD with Diskpart Clean Command accessing DISKPART At PC Startup .

Test your HD using maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan followed by Disk Check from DVD command line.

If all else fails move HD to another machine to install plugged in alone, SysPrep to move HD to another computer before moving it back to problem PC.

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Laptop frozen - used Ctrl Alt Del to restart
When restarted updates began to download
After updates were downloaded started again then nothing.
Now won't restart at all - no icon
Tried F8 - nothing
Mouse is visible but Windows won't start
Bruce H

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HELP! I do NOT want to update to WIN10 from WIN7.  When I open Windows Update it wants me to restart to finish installing WIN10. BUT there is no Windows~BT directory (I deleted it) and no KB3035583 is present (I uninstalled it).  How do I get
back to a normal Windows Update screen (reset it?) ?

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I very stupidly shut down my computer during the "system updates... do not power off or unplug" and now Windows 7 is exceptionally slow to log in or do anything at all.

I system restored it to a point a week before the shutdown incident and I also then installed all the missing updates but it is only marginally better. It still takes about 30 - 60 minutes to log in.

Any ideas on what is wrong would be greatly appreciated thank you! :)

Answer:[SOLVED] Windows v. slow after shutting down during system updates

Hi ariana44,

Is it the same when you boot in to Safe Mode? Tap F8 whilst the computer is first starting up and then choose Safe Mode when prompted. Report back whether this improves it or not.

Was it Service Pack 1 that you were installing? You could also try uninstalling it, then rebooting and then try re-installing it.

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Hi everyone,

I hope you can help me. I've had a variety of problems on my Win XP computer.

Shut down - Ending AXWIN FRAME Window
Ending explorer.exe
Ending Adobe Acrobat

My computer seems to be very slow in accessing programs sometimes as well. Everything has gotten worse in the last few days. (never saw the first two shut down messages until today.

I've searched all the threads and can't seem to find anything that addresses all these problems at once.

I downloaded HijackThis as others were instructed to do, and here's the logfile (after my signature).

Thanks for any help you can give. BTW, the computer is about 4 1/2 years old.

Ellie

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:31:00 AM, on 11/16/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\VTTimer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\LTMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ALCXMNTR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
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Answer:Problems with Windows shutting down and slow access to programs

Looks like you may have some spyware on your machine. Let an expert look at the HJT log.

I did notice that it appears that you are running the built-in UPS monitoring for XP, as well as PowerChute. Try disabling one of them, and see if that helps with the shutting down issue.
 

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Everything has been going a little slower than usual, and now programs like aim and windows live messenger constantly shut down with errors. here is my hjt log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:46:40 PM, on 10/22/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\acs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\IVT Corporation\BlueSoleil\BTNtService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\TOSHIBA\IVP\swupdate\swupdtmr.exe
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Hello,
it is a week or so that I have a problem with my PC.
When I shut down the PC, instead of turning off, he restart.
Before restarting, for a brief moment I can see a BSOD screen, but I cannot read it.
After the PC restart, I see a small window telling me that the PC was restored due to an error.
The message detail is this :

Firma problema:
Nome evento problema: BlueScreen
Versione SO: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
ID impostazioni locali: 2064

Ulteriori informazioni sul problema:
BCCode: 1e
BCP1: FFFFFFFFC0000005
BCP2: FFFFF80003B7E4EA
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 000000000000004E
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

File che contribuiscono alla descrizione del problema:
C:\Windows\Minidump\011712-17643-01.dmp
C:\Users\Aris\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-44304-0.sysdata.xml

Leggere l'informativa sulla privacy online:
Windows 7 Privacy Statement - Microsoft Windows

Se l'informativa sulla privacy online non ? disponibile, leggere quella offline:
C:\Windows\system32\it-IT\erofflps.txt

A week and a half ago, I installed two add-on cards ( a PCI USB card and a PCIE USB 3.0 card), and with the PCI I has troubles to make it run, so I uninstalled it and I sent it back to the store.
With the USB 3.0 instead everything was fine.
I dont know if this is related to the problem I have right now.

Attached is the files requested on the BSOD Posting Instructions.

Any suggestion as what is the cause of this problem ?

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Answer:My Pc restart instead of shutting down

Welcome
Your problem is caused by a driver. applecharger.sys. If you know what software is using this driver, uninstall that software completely. If you do not recognize the softwaare, post and we will try to help.
http://www.freefixer.com/library/file/61250/

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why my windows 10 take so much time to shutdown and restart ?

i have a 480 gb ssd, 32 gb ram, kaspersky internet security,all updates done.

any fix to resolve this ?


bye

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Im trying to install windows 7 onto a new harddrive, when the computer boots to the DVD drive to start the installation, it (appears to) load the setup files properly, but when it displays the text saying "Starting Windows" the screen goes blank and the computer goes to the POST screen. I've tried multiple harddrives and both the 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows 7.
Any ideas on what is causing this?

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Hi,

actually my system restart time is very slow like above 120 sec.

And also after shutdown, system fan is still running like 20 seconds and then fan tun off

How to solve this?

Answer:Restart was very slow in windows 8?

Hello shiv,

You might see if turning off Fast Startup may be able to help. Some people have reported shut down and/or restart issues with Fast Startup turned on.

Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
Some systems have the option in BIOS to allow the fan to continue to run after shut down to continue to cool the CPU or PSU for a bit before turning off.
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi Guys, I have recently just upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 8 via the recommended way. However, I have noticed it take a bit longer to start up and restart than Windows 8, it's like I have gone back to Win Vista or 7.

Firstly is this just teething issues and does anyone else have this issue?

I personally would have performed a Clean Install of Windows 10 if there was a legal ISO for download but in saying that..... I bought my Laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed and wouldn't quite know how that would work performing a clean install anyway with out knowing my Windows 8 Product key as it is not visible on the Laptop. Not to mention that with it being a manufacturer OEM it probably wouldn't work using a legal ISO download. I didn't even get a Windows 8 installation DVD with my Laptop so had to make a Backup DVD.

So I'm thinking if no joy I shall just go back to my Windows 7. It would be a shame really because I really like the whole layout with Windows 10..... It's cleaner and crisper.
Thanks guys!

Answer:Windows 10 Slow on Restart

Mackarati said:

Hi Guys, I have recently just upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 8 via the recommended way. However, I have noticed it take a bit longer to start up and restart than Windows 8, it's like I have gone back to Win Vista or 7.

Firstly is this just teething issues and does anyone else have this issue?

I personally would have performed a Clean Install of Windows 10 if there was a legal ISO for download but in saying that..... I bought my Laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed and wouldn't quite know how that would work performing a clean install anyway with out knowing my Windows 8 Product key as it is not visible on the Laptop. Not to mention that with it being a manufacturer OEM it probably wouldn't work using a legal ISO download. I didn't even get a Windows 8 installation DVD with my Laptop so had to make a Backup DVD.

So I'm thinking if no joy I shall just go back to my Windows 7. It would be a shame really because I really like the whole layout with Windows 10..... It's cleaner and crisper.
Thanks guys!



Once you have upgraded to windows 10 and used it for some time I believe you can do a Clean install.

Regards

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I have this problem on windows 8.1 on my laptop the rastart takes a long time with fast startup activated but when i shutdown and start it take less time is there way for more improvments on my restart time and if you can tell me how to do?

I have windows 8.1 with all updates up to date

There is a way to make fast startup option work for restarts too to improve the time?

I have an asus X751L laptop

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Hi,

actually my system restart time is very slow like above 120 sec.

And also after shutdown, system fan is still running like 20 seconds and then fan tun off

How to solve this?

Answer:Restart was very slow in windows 8?

Hello shiv,

You might see if turning off Fast Startup may be able to help. Some people have reported shut down and/or restart issues with Fast Startup turned on.

Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
Some systems have the option in BIOS to allow the fan to continue to run after shut down to continue to cool the CPU or PSU for a bit before turning off.
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Please help. My desktop has Windows XP. I keep getting the Windows Antivirus 2008 popping up despite repeated attempts to block it. My computer is also very slow logging on, browsing and shutting down and it keeps shutting down inappropriately during browsing. I also keep hearing a noise coming from the fan every-so-often. I may have a virus. I have repeatedly run Spybot and Lavasoft's Adware all to no avail. Here is my HiJack this log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:06:53 PM, on 10/19/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Media Music Server\SSSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\Photo Server 20\appsrv\PicAppSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\fxssvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Media Platform\SV_Httpd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Media Platform\UPnPFramework.exe
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Answer:Computer very slow, keeps popping up Windows Antivirus 2008 and shutting down

Please help.
 

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Ok, im not too sure which section of the forum should of been in but here goes.

Whenever I goto restart my computer, weather or not its been on for many hours of just a few minutes It will NOT shut down. It just hangs on "saving your settings" ....i thought Id leave it for abuot 5mins and just see if it shut itself down but no luck, was there for about 10-15mins then I just held the power button in to get it off. After this I then struggle to boot my computer up within 15mins :|

Any ideas...

Thanks.
 

Answer:shutting down and restart issues... :|

Yes I have done all that is in there. One of the first things I had done.
 

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Hello, I recently obtained a nice barebones kit from tigerdirect. Everything works perfectly except for the fact that PC will only restart. When I push the power button on the front panel, or do a soft shut-down through the start menu, Windows 7 will try to shut down like normal. But when it gets to the very end and the screen has dimmed, it bursts on again, as if it's been restarted.

All the "Wake on's" are set to off/disabled in the bios, and I know for sure that the front panel cables are correctly connected to the mother board. My current hardware is:

-MCP61M-M3 Motherboard
-AMD Athlon II Tri-core processor
-OCz Vertex 2 60gb SSD
-diablotek 500 Watt ATX PSU
-4gb RAM Stick x1
-and an nVidia GTX550TI

I have yet to clear the CMOS or re-install Windows 7, any advice?

Answer:New PC build restart when shutting down.

What do you mean by a "soft shut-down"?
Open the power options menu in Windows 7 and check how the power button is set, sounds like it is set to restart when pushed instead of shutdown.

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Hello out there @ bleeping computer.
My laptop has a problem were it will just shut down and not start up again for a while. It had this problem last year and I sent it in for service. Then I got a chill pad for it, but it still acted up and I had to call HP for tech support. They walked me through it, but now my warranty is over, and I need some professional help. The other day it would lite up, but a black screen. My daughter finally pulled the battery, and at least the screen came back, but it cuts off on me at least 2 times a day now. Help

Answer:my laptop keeps shutting off, won;t restart eight away

The symptoms you describe could be symptomatic of a variety of things to include hardware/software issues, overheating caused by a failed processor fan, bad memory (RAM), failing or underpowered power supply, CPU overheating, motherboard, video card, faulty or unsigned device drivers, CMOS battery going bad, BIOS and firmware problems, dirty hardware components, programs hanging or unresponsive in the background, and even malware. If the computer is overheating, it usually begins to shutdown/restart on a more regular basis. If you're not finding any malware then its sounds like one of the latter problems.When was the last time you cleaned the inside of your computer? Dust restricts the airflow and prevents proper cooling. This in turn can cause overheating and faulty processor fans which can result in unexpected shutdowns, random restarts, booting problems, etc. If you use a notebook, they get dirty too and need to be cleaned.Clean out the vents on the computer with a can of compressed air to ensure that they are not clogged with dust.Unplug the computer, open the case and clean out any dust and debris you find inside. Be careful not to aim the compressed air directly at the circuit board or electronic components.Check all the electrical connections and make sure the fans are all operational.Remove the cards and RAM modules, clean the contacts and reseat them.Check the heat sink on the processor to ensure it is not blocked with dust or debris.Remove the CPU's cooling unit and... Read more

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I had to reinstall Windows 10 a month or so ago with Dell Support help.  Since then, the previous very speedy restart (10 seconds or so) booting off the 256 GB SSD has deteriorated to 90 seconds.  I looked at information here and from Google searches and looked at the Event Viewer but there was no consistent application or driver that was taking a long time,  I did uninstall Dell Concierge since it came up a couple of times as taking extra time but that did not improve things. There were posts about a Dell Bluetooth driver problem but my system has an Intel card and reinstalling the driver did not help.  Shutdown is speedy enough and the system boots almost instantly from Shutdown since I understand with fast boot in place it is working off a saved cache instead of loading drivers and applications.
Any other country dead?

Answer:Slow restart 8700 Windows 10

The last line is interesting but what I thought I asked is if anyone has more ideas.

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How Windows 8.1 restarts/shuts down irks me...

W8.1 has the latest updates, sans the W10 malware, is slow to restart/shutdown. Restarting the system takes couple of seconds for "Windows is restarting..." screen to appear, but it takes another 30-40 seconds for that screen to disappear and actually restart the computer.

The shutdown process is even more puzzling for me. Shutting down the system brings up the "Windows is shutting down..." that displayed for couple of seconds. Then the screens go black, the monitors go into power save mode (no video signal received), but the system is still running for 30-40 seconds before the computer is actually shutdown.

The same computer dual boots with W7 that within 5 seconds restarts/shuts down. The dual boot is managed within the BIOS/EUFI "F12" key to select the drive to boot from. Both Windows 8.1 and 7 runs from their own SSD drives without being aware of the other OS.

This is certainly due to the W8.1 and not to the hardware. Both W8.1 and 7 is run just fine performance wise as they should with quad-CPU, SSDs and 16 gig memory.

Anyone has an idea what causes the slow restart/shutdown in W8.1?
TIA...

Answer:Windows slow to restart or shutdown....

I've suspected Windows telemetry from the beginning to be the reason for the delayed restart /shut down and the suspicion was right. Despite removing all the telemetry patches, disabling all of the monitoring, etc., evidently system files had been "updated" to send the telemetry data anyway, if and when the user signs out, restarts or shuts down the system.

Installed Spybot Anti-Beacon 1.5, designed to disable telemetry in the system and MS Office, immunized my system, the restart is almost instantaneous and so is sign out.

Shutdown still has the delay, albeit the "Shutting down Windows..." screen disappears faster, the about 30 seconds delay to shut off the power is still there after the monitors go standby. It does not make a difference, if I unplug the network cable. It's still takes half a minute to power off and there are no errors in the logs. I just shut off the power on the strip as soon as the monitors go standby; even that does not result in an error message the next time the system is booted. Weird...

Is there a way to record the shutdown process? It does not seem that one could actually monitor the process, especially after the monitors go standby...

Edit: added link to Spybot Anti-Beacon...

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Hi there,
After upgrading from windows 8.1 to windows 10,
when i shut down and boot my laptop windows startup pretty fast 8 sec and The login screen appears.
However when i restart windows the bot went well it start to be slow in the loading screen with windows logo 10 sec after that a black screen( if i click or move the mouse the cursor appears) 10-15 sec , after that an other clear blue loading screen with a loading circle in the middle, after that the login screen also take a while to login and desktop too take a while to show properly all the icons and task bar.
And all those delays occur only when i restart windows, this is really confusing.

Answer:Windows 10 - slow startup after restart only

Windows 8 and 10 have something called fast startup. Essentially, when you shut down, the computer's state is saved to a file (open processes, etc.). When you start up, it restores the state the computer was in, resulting in faster startup. Windows 7 and previous operating systems do not have fast startup, so when you shut down, it shuts all processes down resulting in a slower bootup because they all have to be loaded again. Just think of fast startup as sleep, although it's closer to hibernation. When the computer shuts down or enters sleep mode, the state of the computer is saved. When it wakes up or boots, you restore the state instead of starting on a clean slate and loading the processes again. When you restart, fast startup is disabled because you usually restart to let installers make changes that they can't do while your computer is actively running. Putting your computer to sleep then waking it up again isn't the same as restarting, is it?

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It takes over a minute for my system to boot or restart (and probably to shut down), which I'm pretty sure isn't normal. I did a quick search and supposedly, drive count will add to boot times. Is this true? I do have a large amount of drives in my system (250 GB, 2 TB x 5, and 4 TB x 2, and one 3 TB), though I don't see how that would affect restart times.

What would be the most practical way to diagnose this?
 

Answer:Slow boot and restart in Windows 8/8.1

Is your boot drive a SSD or a spinner?
 

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Hi there,
After upgrading from windows 8.1 to windows 10,
when i shut down and boot my laptop windows startup pretty fast 8 sec and The login screen appears.
However when i restart windows the bot went well it start to be slow in the loading screen with windows logo 10 sec after that a black screen( if i click or move the mouse the cursor appears) 10-15 sec , after that an other clear blue loading screen with a loading circle in the middle, after that the login screen also take a while to login and desktop too take a while to show properly all the icons and task bar.
And all those delays occur only when i restart windows, this is really confusing.

Answer:Windows 10 - slow startup after restart only

Windows 8 and 10 have something called fast startup. Essentially, when you shut down, the computer's state is saved to a file (open processes, etc.). When you start up, it restores the state the computer was in, resulting in faster startup. Windows 7 and previous operating systems do not have fast startup, so when you shut down, it shuts all processes down resulting in a slower bootup because they all have to be loaded again. Just think of fast startup as sleep, although it's closer to hibernation. When the computer shuts down or enters sleep mode, the state of the computer is saved. When it wakes up or boots, you restore the state instead of starting on a clean slate and loading the processes again. When you restart, fast startup is disabled because you usually restart to let installers make changes that they can't do while your computer is actively running. Putting your computer to sleep then waking it up again isn't the same as restarting, is it?

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I experience slow shutdown on my computer although I've closed all running program.It takes nearly 5 minutes waiting it to turn completely off. Is it alright to delete the virtual memory on drive C ?

Answer:Windows XP slow shutdown & restart

Please post your system specs, at least the make/model/speed of the CPU & amount of RAM. If you have an OEM system (Acer, Dell HP, etc), post the make/model. It's difficult to help when we have no idea what you have. Could it be it's just an old, slow machine with a weak CPU with too little RAM & a HDD that's almost full?When's the last time you scanned for viruses & malware? Do you regularly dump the accumulated internet garbage files? Have you managed your startup apps so that you don't have a bunch of useless crap running in the background? Do you defrag regularly?"Is it alright to delete the virtual memory on drive C ?"Delete it? Do you understand what virtual memory is & how it works? Just leave it alone. If you've already altered the setting, change it back - let Windows handle it.

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I was installing win7 ultimate x64 on my laptop. After shutting down for the restart the computer won't turn on any more. Any ideas why this happened?

Answer:Comuter won't turn on after shutting down for restart

Try clearing your BIOS.
Clear CMOS - 3 Ways To Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

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OK I'll be the first to admit I'm a computer numpty, and I use and abuse my computer.
I don't know the exact model (can find out later tonight if needed), but it is a fairly old HP running Windows Vista.
Normally I would set my computer to "sleep" rather than shutting down (as it takes over 15 minutes to boot up and become usable normally). Over the course of the past week I have found that it wont wake up.
The hard drive will make all of the appropriate whirrs etc, but what ever happens just doesn't make it through to the monitor. It has taken approximately 4 or 5 "hard" restarts (using the on/off button) to get as far as displaying something, which is always then "MS windows didn't shut down correctly..." then asking "do you want to do a system restore or open windows normally"
Last night, I had something different and it went through some kind of thorough check - it was taking ages so I left it to get on with whatever it was doing, and when I came back it had gone to sleep and again wouldn't wake up.
I really just need to reboot properly one more time so I can make a back up of everything on the hard drives so I can buy a new computer. I thought I would be able to make it to Christmas when I'm back in the UK, but it appears that the problem is terminal and declining fast.
Any help or advice would be great. I'll try to give as much information as possible, but all of the background language of the computer is in French, and although m... Read more

Answer:Computer automatically shutting down and not able to restart

This sounds like a over-heating problem. When was the PC last cleaned out, physically? Could well be a built-up of dirt/fluff inside, this not unusual. Probably just needs a good clean-out, carefully using a vacuum cleaner and a soft brush, including all internal fans and grills.

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The topic pretty much says it all. I have an Inspiron 1545 with Vista SP2 that I'm working on for a customer, and it will only shut down when it's unplugged and running from the battery. Otherwise, hitting shutdown, sleep, or hibernate will cause the laptop to simply restart. 
 
The initial problem with the laptop was the user had inadvertently changed the SATA operation from ATA to AHCI, causing the laptop to blue screen and restart each time. I don't know why it was set to ATA to begin with, but that was the setting it wanted. 
 
I've looked around online and no one seems to have this exact problem, and any fixes I've found for similar issues don't seem to work. Here's what I've tried so far:  
 
-Windows System Restore (pretty sure it didn't actually do any restore)
-Complete removal and re-installation of the LAN, WiFi, video, and chipset drivers
-Updated and reset the CMOS (both by loading default settings and pulling the coin-cell battery)
-Ran System File Checker (found and replaced corrupt system files)
-Checked for viruses and rootkits using Hitman Pro, ComboFix, Malwarebytes, and TDSS Killer (nothing found)
-Reset all power options to default settings
-Ran Tweaking.com's Widows All-in-One repair utility 
-Created another user account, still just restarts 
 
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My computer seems to be getting more and more unstable. first it started shutting down whenever I disconnected an mp3 player or my printer from the USB. If you unplug the printer the computer shuts down also. now it shuts down randomly after a while. It is hard to restart , If i just turn it back on it will start to load windows, getting to the windows xp splash screen , but then shutting down again. Fully shutting down the computer then rebooting does not help. I have to start it in safe mode and restart it from the start menu to get it to successfully restart. That is now taking longer also. It might have to try 5 or 6 times now to get that to work. restoring it to an earlier restore point does not help.

Not sure if this is related, but I have noticed that things start getting weird the longer its on. . firefox will start shutting down on its own. my e-mails in outlook express wont open, saying that there in not enough memory( no other indicators that there is a memory issue) Right clicking with the mouse will stop working. programs like firefox or winamp will stick in a limbo of sorts where they dont work correctly but I cant shut them down even from the task manager

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you

windows home xp service pack 3
m2n-sli
AMD Athlon 4200 64x2
3 gig memory(cant remember exact type)
g force9600 gt
 

Answer:computer shutting down. hard to restart

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I'm running a emachines WinXP Pro, 687 MG RAM with AMD Athlon 2.4. As programs I have Spyware Doctor, AVG Anit-virus, Sygate firewall, and Registry Mechanic.

A few days ago the comp shut down without warning. At first I thought it was the power supply. I opened the case and blew out all the dust from the bits and the power supply. Later it started fine. The next day it shut down again, and again without warning. It again shut down last night. This time I checked the heat sink to see if it was overheating - it was not. Today I was on there and this time the video gave out, and the keyboard wouldn't work either (I tried to shut it down using the keys), and in fact it wouldn't even shut down using the power on / off button and I finally had to unplug it from the wall. One more thing: twice it restarted after removing the power plug from the motherboard and pluggin it back in.

Is this a mechanical problem? A virus?

I need help on this, it seems like the time it's working is getting shorter and shorter, meaning I can't get files burned to a DVD to save them.

Thanks,

JohnC
(this is also posted in the security and hardware forums)
 

Answer:Comp is shutting down, won't restart for hours

Welcome to TSG....

How did you check the heatsink for overheating?

Did you remove the heatsink from the top of the processor?
 

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My y500 running windows 10 won't boot after going through the shut down or restart menu on windows 10. It gets stuck at the lenovo splash screen and nothing happens. However, if I hold down the power button to reset the computer when it is stuck on the splash screen, the computer boots up fine on the next try. Anybody know what could be going on? Thanks.

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So I have Lenovo Thinkpad s230u. Is been having some problems one in a while when I shutdown the screen it takes like 5 mins for the screen to come on again. But it DOSENT go thru the process of restarting the screen just turns on again. Then it says, "Your PC ran into a problem this cause your pc to restart. So I want to know what is making the screen shutdown for some minutes when I turn it on and how can I fix it? Thanks for your help.

Answer:Windows 8 restart and slow turn on problem

It could be an issue with your power settings or even a heat problem, can you give us more information as the information you have given is vague at best. Describe exactly what happens when your computer has been off for one hour and then you start it. Be as detailed as possible.

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I've tried twice now...

i used the update assistant and it verifies all is well except for a Bluetooth driver which it says to re-install after the update...

all updates that are available have been installed...

i currently have very limited web access so it makes everything difficult...

i open the store and click on the free update... All proceeds well and it completes waiting to restart.

beginning the restart all seems well as it continues doing things then shuts the machine diwn... Manually restarting the machine only to finally show 8.1 install could not be done... Then it does a restore back to 8.0

it has done this twice... What might I do?

thanks...

keni

Answer:8.0 to 8.1 update fails at restart shutting down machine

I'm surprised this hasn't been responded to. But, give it a chance.

Jack

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Hi, I just updated my Ideapad Z400 to Windows 8.1 last November 16. Now, I'm experiencing this weird issue wherein I can't shutdown my unit. Sometimes when I shutdown, it will take like 10 mins and the machine itself will restart. When I check the Event Viewer, it says that Critical, error 41, my machine did not shutdown cleanly. Can someone please help me with this problem? IdeaPad Z400i3 2.5 ghzIntel HD 4000Nvidia GT635M 2Gb card

Answer:Z400 not shutting down, restart, hibernate nor sleep

hi Travz03,
 
Can you try one of the following:
1. Boot the computer in Safe Mode and try to shutdown/restart/hibernate or put the computer to sleep. If everything works fine, perform a clean boot and observe it in normal mode.
 
2. Open a command prompt and type
shutdown /s /f /t 0     - performs a shutdown
shutdown /h /f /t 0     - performs a hibernate
shutdown /r /f /t 0      - performs a restart
 
Let me know how it goes
 
 
Regards

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Hello,

My laptop after restart or shutting down doesn't starting.
I need to turn off the computer and wait 10 seconds and try again, after that it start ok.

Any suggest?

Thanks,
Dvir

Answer:Satellite L doesn't boot up after restart or shutting down

Difficult to say why this happens?
Did you test the HDD for possible damage?

Test the HDD using HDD Drive Fitness Test.
Maybe the HDD is not fully ok and it needs to be stopped fully before starting to rotate again?

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Hi,I'm using T400, I installed win 7 again recently and the Lenovo drivers for my system,Ever since I installed Lenovo drivers I'm having few problems:My system won't shut down- just "shutting down" win 7 message   for a  very long time.Sometimes my system will not wake up from sleep, it making noises like it is going to wake up but then       the noise stops and again the same noise in loop until I'm performing a hard reboot .While on sleep I can hear the system restarting on it own, sometimes numerous times. Pleasehelp

Answer:Sleep wake up, shutting down and restart problems

hey inspector_60could you uninstall all Lenovo software that you have installed.then see if you have the same issue.if you have the same issue, then run msconfig and turn off all startup program except windows startup items and try again. this is to determine if something in the startup might be causing the issue.





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Hello sirMy laptop notebook 15-ac120tx not shut down and not start, not restart only blue screen and shutting down loading continue..Please sir help this problem

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I have an SSD boot drive in my W540.  Until recently boot/restart time to get to the login screen has been great (under 20 seconds).  Starting about 2 weeks ago the time to boot/restart the laptop now takes over 2 minutes with a large part of that (over 1 minute) with a blank display.  I suspect that the cause is one or more of the many Windows Updates and Lenovo driver updates that I installed.  Of course, in this case I did not reboot after every update, and have not been able to identify the update or specific combinaton that causes the startup delay. Is anyone else experiencing log boot/restart times? Any suggestions on a methodical procedure to isolate the cause of the startup delay? 

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Yesterday I was using my computer as normal, playing some Overwatch, downloading a mod for Witcher 3, when it started to act really strangely slow.

My CPU usage was near 100% but from Task Manager there were no programs open that had high usage. Spotify wouldn't load a playlist and the current playing song wouldnt pause for a long while after I clicked the button. I tried to rename the RPCS3 emulator exe file in 7-zip but the renaming process was taking several minutes.

I figured I'd restart my computer, but the boot to Windows was slow and stalling at the spinning wheel, before attempting to repair a drive after ~10 minutes of waiting. I haven't been able to successfully boot into Windows since the restart yesterday.

I'm currently trying to reinstall windows. Is this a software or hardware problem?

My PC specs:
i5-3570k was OC to 4.2GHz, but I reverted to stock clock in bios.
24GB DDR3-1600
250GB SSD With Windows
2TB HDD for storage
GTX 1070
XFX 650W bronze

Answer:PC Running Slow, now doesn't boot into Windows after restart.

Hi, first check your disk. Download and create Kyhi's bootable disk from the top of the Software and Apps section here.

Boot your PC from it and run HD Tune (Health tab) and post a screenshot.
To post a screenshot use the Insert Image icon above your post

Also run Minitool Partition Wizard, expand columns so all text is visible, and post a screenshot.Which major build of Win 10 are you running?

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Hi, I've been having this soundcard not working and slow startup issue, for 5 months now. When I start the computer it's slow and the soundcard is not detected at all. I go to playback devices and it's not even something I can select. Restarting the computer always corrects the problem. Once Windows starts everything is fine, but the initial startup is very slow. Occasionally the internet connection isn't detected either, but it's rare. Restart usually fixes that too but it's not everyday like the soundcard. It feels like when Windows is starting it hangs on something. I went through msconfig and checked everything I could, and nothing seems suspicious or unaccounted for. I'm not entirely sure though.

Things I did-
ccleaner
Malwarebytes

I've checked for viruses with Malwarebytes and Windows Security Essentials on a daily basis and they never detect anything and the computer does run well once everything is working after restarting. Things started to go downhill during that Windows 10 anytime upgrade. I'm unsure what drivers my soundcard uses. I think it was discontinued too - SB Recon3D PCIe

If anyone can help with this problem I'd greatly appreciate it. I am getting a new pc in March, but I need this one for work so I have to make it last until March, when I can afford to get something new.

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Hi I seem to be in desperate need of help once again, again! I made this thread once before and was advised it was probably a faulty power supply so I replaced that power supply with a new one but still have the problem.

My computer randomly powers down completely with no warning. After it crashes/powers down it wont turn back on again unless I turn off/unplug the power supply and let it sit for a while. I've tried checking the connections and they "seem" fine, replaced the thermal compound. I even did a complete clean installation of window 8.1 and it still shuts down at random. I wasn't sure where to post this since I'm not sure what's causing the issue. I think it's probably a problem with the mother board or the processor. If i try to update the BIOS it works great till it tries to reboot and it dies then, same thing if I reset the CMOS.

I know I'll probably have to replace one or the other but I can't afford to replace them both. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

My system information
Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor
ASRock B85M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (x2 so 16Gb in total)
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card
Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case
Antec TruePower Classic 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply (New)
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)
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Answer:Computer randomly shutting down, wont immediately restart.

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My 2-month-old Alienware 15 bought online from dell.ca always restarts after shutting down or Sleeping. Some similar problems found online but my case is more serious. It restarts even when I unplug the power and use battery only. I thought it's a software issue so that I have already followed the instructions online by updating &restoring BIOS, restoring power management sets, disabling fast boot, disabling automatically restart after failure,  disabling Wake-on-Lan, checking the powercfg-lastwake, reinstalling win10 operating system, removing static electricity. All those possible solution didn't work. I ran the DELL diagnose test but all hardware components passed. I didn't really believe the that test so that I installed a Linux system, in which the issue persisted. This problem occurred one day when it couldn't boot up after using up the battery, even though the power adapter was connected and had already charged the laptop for 2 hours. It finally turned up surprisingly one day later but the new issue came out that it couldn't normally shut down.  Are there any other possible solutions? Must the motherboard be replaced? Help! 

Answer:Hardware Problem: Alienware 15 Always Restart After Shutting Down or Sleeping

Hi CHDY,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id.
(Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).
Regards,DELL-Akshatha MSocial Media and Community Professional#IWork4Dell

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Hi I seem to be in desperate need of help once again. My computer has started to randomly power down completely with no warning. After it crashes/powers down it wont turn back on again unless I turn off/unplug the power supply and let it sit for a few hours. This occasionally happens when I turn it off too. I've tried checking the connections and they "seem" fine, replaced the thermaltake. I even did a complete clean installation of window 8.1 and it still shuts down at random. I wasn't sure where to post this since I'm not sure what's causing the issue. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

My system information
Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor
ASRock B85M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (x2 so 16Gb in total)
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card
Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case
Antec TruePower Classic 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)
Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard
ASUS DGX XONAR sound card

Thanks in advance for any help.
 

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Before i do a windows install i use everest and find the info i need to get drivers.
After i do a windows install i go to dev mgr to see what drivers i am missing and go hunt them down, often at the mobo mfgr website of course. And often i have to get the drivers for pci and pci-e cards that arent built into the mobo.
But i am wondering if there is an easier way to do this. I see people offering to do a windows install and get all the drivers for $30 and i wonder how they can do all that for only $30. There must be a quicker way?
Is it by using one of those driver programs?
Thanks in advance as i know there will be some good replies!


I
 

Answer:After installing windows - best way to get drivers

I use a CD with a collection of 75000 XP and Vista drivers.
 

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Hi all,

I have had a problem with my rig for a few months now; have found no solutions online and been skirting around sorting it out. I'm running a custom build PC on which I clean installed a (legal) copy of Windows 8.1

My system works fine except it can not install drivers for ANYTHING non-standard. Keyboard, mouse, memory sticks, HDDs all work fine, however when I plug in my phone/tablet/camera etc via USB, it fails to install drivers and I can't use my device.

Here's what device manager looks like with my (android) phone plugged in

And when I select Update driver software, I get this error:

Any help greatly appreciated.
Cheers,
Matt

Answer:Windows 8 not installing any drivers

Can nobody help me!? I've been trying to find solutions but I can't get around the basic noob solutions like "Check windows auto-update is switched on" - and other steps which I have obviously already tried.
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Yes, I know! I was stupid!

I had finally had enough of Vista and formatted and installed XP. However, it would now seem that my drivers are not on the PC after installation (as I said.. Yes, I know now that that was stupid). Am I best removing XP and reinstalling Vista. My D drive still is still the Vista recovery drive. Will reinstalling this bring back my drivers and give me the chance to download them again. I also have a Windows Vista CD that I downloaded... I have the original key that came with the PC, for Vista.

Otherwise I will need to download them on my Windows 7 PC..... As I also have no drivers for internet connections.... :-(

What am I best doing? If I am best downloading and installing the drivers..... How can I find out what drivers I need???

I know you probably get this kind of question a lot, but I would really like your help.

Thanks in advance guys and gals!

Answer:No drivers after installing Windows XP. What now?

Hi what is the make and model of your computer or if a custom build the make and model of the motherboard

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I have installed windows 10 recently. But after downloading the drivers, it is not installing in the PC. What should i do to install the drivers

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Good People,

This is a TechNet video on configuring & installing devices, but, in reality, the video is primarily about installing drivers.

The speaker speaks at a mile a minute rate so get your hands on the Ctrl-P keys to pause/resume the video.

I definitely think that this video is worth viewing if you are encountering driver installation problems.

Configuring Devices in Windows 7

Answer:Installing Drivers in Windows 7

Nice post +1
Fabe

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I think the network drivers on a laptop I'm working on have become corrupt. If I uninstall the drivers and reboot to reinstall fresh downloaded ones Windows will automatically reinstall the drivers it has for it. Is there any way to prevent it from doing so?
 

Answer:Keep Windows from installing drivers?

when the new hardware wizard comes up, hit cancel. Or if you cant do that, just update the drivers with your own
 

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Someone has asked me to re-install Windows 98SE on his PC.He only has the Windows 98 SE CD, not any CDs with drivers. I'm a bit worried that if I re-install Windows, it might not be able to find some of the drivers (eg modem, graphics card, etc). Is there a way to extract the drivers from the PC before I re-install Windows?Also, I've never attempted to re-install Windows 98SE before. Will the CD be bootable, or do I have to make a boot floppy?

Answer:Drivers when re-installing Windows 98

click here for driver back up copy to another partition or CD before you wipe the drive with the op system on(c:).

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I have upgraded to Windows 10 my notebook, (ProBook 650G1-W7pro 64bit), and I had some issues with Wi-Fi that I'm trying to solve, that's why ... I've rolled back to Windows 7.I would like to do a clean upgrade using the Windows 10 ISO. As my hard-disk has four partitions, I would like to erase Hp Recovery partition and Hp Tools, this way I can install W10 on C and then all my data and music on an new partition.... But if I upgrade to Windows 10 using a DVD with ISO... then I loose all the HP sofwares ?! isn't it ?HP Client Securety Manager (I use fingerprint), HP Softpaq etc.I think that I can download from HP site about all the softwares and drivers I need... but will it work ?!Is it too "drastic" to use an ISO to upgrade to windows 10 and erase all I have on C ?For exemple, now I can access to BIOS by HP Client Security Manager... and then ?!? I hope I explain myself, I don't speak very well English !  Cheers, Marco  

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Yeah, so I'm trying to install my video card driver update from acer website. I uninstall, then windows installs its own again. It is making me angry... Anyone know how to disable that function, remove the windows drivers, or another solution?
 

Answer:Windows installing its own drivers = bad

Easy fix. Acer does not make video cards. Get the OEM drivers from the manufacturer. If it's a GeForce card, go to Nvidia.com. If its ATI, go to ATI.com.

Bottom line: PC manufacturers use the drivers provided by them from the chipset manufacturers. Problem is, those drivers are 2 to 3 versions old.

Courtney sends....
 

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I have Windows XP Home Edition installed on a Dell Dimension 8300, and the OS works fine except for the shutdown. It hibernates and goes into standby at normal speeds, but a shutdown is very slow. It goes through "Logging off" and "Saving your settings" at normal speeds, but it displays "Windows is shutting down" for 90 seconds (I timed it). Booting up goes at a normal speed, but it doesn't load my notification area icons until I end and restart the "explorer.exe" process. I have run Ad-Adware, Spybot, and my anti-virus suite scanners, and fixed any issues that they found, but it still shuts down slow. My specs are perfect to run XP:Intel Pentium 4 Processor @ 3.2 GHz, With Hyper-Threading Enabled4 GB of RAM40 GB OS Drive with 20 GB freeNvidia Geforce FX5200 With 128 MB of Video MemoryDoes anyone know about how to fix this? Any help would be appreciated.Ask and Answer. The way of learning.Dell Dimension 8300Intel Pentium 4 HT @ 3.20 GHz4 GB RAMNvidia Geforce FX5200

Answer:Windows XP Windows is shutting down slow...

IE is always empty - I've long since forgotten the reason.Right now you need to look for any errors that relate to shutting down - their times will help. They might give a clue about what things are hanging up.As for the general bulk then it's a case of slowly wading through them sometime, concentrating on the most recent ones. Not all errors and events are serious and they can come and go.Check out that second link I gave you - it has a lot of useful info.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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Hi! 
 
My Windows 8 laptop is slow, and freezes a lot. Also, sometimes the mouse stops working - it can move around, but clicking doesn't work (in my mouse or with my touchpad), and I have to restart to fix that.
 
This is a work computer that I inherited from the person before me, so it's possible that there are viruses/who knows what on it. I ran a Windows Defender scan, and it came up clean.
 
Here's my dds and attach. Thanks!!!
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16688
Run by hudi at 15:41:25 on 2013-09-16
Microsoft Windows 8  6.2.9200.0.1252.1.1033.18.3961.1247 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\WLANExt.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\system32\AECLSr64.exe
C:\Program Files\Blue Coat K9 Web Protection\k9filter.exe
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Answer:Windows 8 laptop slow and freezes, sometimes mouse doesn't work until I restart

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===--RogueKiller--Download & SAVE to your Desktop RogueKiller for 32bit or Roguekiller for 64bit Quit all programs that you may have started.Please disconnect any USB or external drives from the computer before you run this scan!For Vista or Windows 7, right-click and select "Run as Administrator to start"For Windows XP, double-click to start.Wait until Prescan has finished ...Then Click on "Scan" buttonWait until the Status box shows "Scan Finished"click on "delete"Wait until the Status box shows "Deleting Finished"Click on "Report" and copy/paste the content of the Notepad into your next reply.The log should be found in RKreport[1].txt on your DesktopExit/Close RogueKiller+===Search and delete the AdWare, PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) installed on your computer.Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double clic... Read more

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I seem to have a host of problems with my Windows 10 PC lately. Perhaps this isnt the right forum to get help with this so apologies if i've posted it in the wrong place.
 
A) he system shuts down for no apparant reason in the middle of using it, without any notification. This happens at least once a month.
 
Looking at the event veiwer, i have saved the details but here are some of the initial commands that keep coming up.
 
User Logoff Notification for Customer Experience Improvement Program 7002
 
DHCPv4 client received shutdown notification 50104
 
there are also some error logs in there too - unfortunately i don't understand it too well.
 
Alongside this is the issue that i have with 100% disk usage a lot, which carries on for a while after startup.
 
In general my system seems slow, programs hang and perhaps these aren't issues that i can fix via this forum.
 
Thought it was worth a try though. Failing that i might need a new one!
 
Cheers.

Answer:Windows 10 Random Restart, 100% Disk Usage and Generally Slow an Hanging

Please follow the instructions here first. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/. Thanks.

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This computer had windows 7 installed but suddenly was unable to boot. I'm attempting to install windows 7 again, but where the installer asks me "where do you want to install windows?"  it tells me "No drivers were found." and the list that usually shows drives and partitions remains unpopulated.
 
Other things that may be important: 
My friend had windows 7 installed on the computer from a bootleg disk. I read that doing this improperly has caused the problem.
 
The BIOS is already set on ACHI mode
 
Model: Inspiron N5040
 
I could not locate a recovery image.
 
any help is appreciated!
 
 

Answer:Can't find drivers when installing Windows 7.

This is a french site which detect all your Missing drivers on your computer and give u Links for downloading very easy to use, 
 
Go to  :http://www.touslesdrivers.com/index.php?v_page=29
 
scroll down and click on Lancer la détection
 
this will Launch a simple java Application which is going to scan your computer and detects all missing drivers after that,  u see all missing drivers with there download Link, Just download and install them hope its helps,

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Hello, this is my first post on this forum and I'm hoping you guys can help me out....

Today I upgraded my Dell Xps 720 from Windows XP SP3 64x to Windows 7 Ultimate 64x, everything was going fine until I realized that I had no audio. I checked device manager and there wasn't even a "sounds" tab, so, I tried to install various different drivers and none of them seem to work.

Before I switched over from XP to Win7 I did a compatibility test to see if my computer could use Windows 7. It said I wouldn't have any problems but after snooping around on the internet a bit I've found that many other dell computer owners have had similar problems with drivers on Win7.

Anyway, I was just wondering if there's anything I can do to get Win7 working. Or, should I just reinstall XP?

Answer:Problems installing drivers on Windows 7.

Where you should have checked before installing Win7 is the Dell website because they are the only people who have the correct drivers for Dell machines. It's no good trying "various different drivers". there is only one correct audio driver and that's the one that Dell has on it's support website.

Unfortunately they have no Win7 drivers at all for the XPS-720, but they do have Vista 64-bit drivers for it. Vista drivers will often work on Windows 7. Go here:
Drivers & Downloads

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Problems Installing SATA Drivers to Windows XP

I cannot seem to get Windows to recognise the floppy that holds the drivers for my SATA drives. I hit the f6 option during the Win XP install, it prompts me to insert the floppy, yada, yada. I do so, the floppy appears to be accessed, but then it goes right back to the screen prompting me to insert the floppy that contains the drivers. This is a completely new system, new Abit KV8 Pro board, 2 new WD 80 gig drives, new everything. I got the RAID array set up in the bios no problem, I just cannot get the Win install to recognise the floppy that has the drivers on it. What am I doing wrong? Any help would be greatly appreciated, and knowing me, it is something extremely simple and stupid.
 

Answer:Installing SATA Drivers to Windows XP

I had the same problem. This is what I did to fix the problem. I left the floppy in the A drive by mistake. When I booted, instead of hitting f6, I hit f5. Then the process continues, it will stop and ask what type of computer you have. I chose the i486 option. Then the boot process continued, and it read the A drive and installed the drivers for the SATA controller, and then everything installed just fine. Good luck
 

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I am trying to troubleshoot a problem I am having with a non-typical HID device. The device in question is called a NEO2, manufactured by a company called Renaissance Learning. This device is used in schools for students to test 'smartapplets' on. These smartapplets teach things like keyboarding and math, etc. The device looks like a keyboard with 2x8 inch LCD screen on it. Typically you are able to connect this device to a computer and it will transfer the information to an application that can manage it all.

The problem that I am having with it is that when I connect this device to a computer, it should install 2 drivers back to back. This is how it had previously worked on all Windows operating systems in the past. You connect it, it installs a standard HID driver for allowing the device to be used as a secondary keyboard, then another driver to allow the device to connect to the NEO Manager software. Windows 8 will install the HID driver automatically, but not the second driver.

When I view the device in Device Manager, I can see it there with an asterisk by it, as if it knows that drivers were not installed properly. Right click the device, choose to update drivers and choose the search option. It will find the drivers locally (I know this since fiddler did not report any communication http wise) and then install them and everything is fine. So, this is my question. What has changed in Windows 8 that now does not install both drivers automatically as ot... Read more

Answer:Windows 8 only installing 1 of 2 drivers automatically

I would like to add the steps of what happens with this device when plugged in.
1. Connect USB cable to device, then plug other end into any usb port on the computer
2. Windows recognizes a device has been plugged in, then installs a driver for it (HID Keyboard driver)
3. The device is not recognized by its dedicated software that was previously installed. Check Device Manager, a device shows with an ! next to it.
4. Right click on said device and click Update Driver Software, choose the Search Automatically for updated driver software
5. Windows searches, quickly, the search is only done on the hard drive, not the internet.
6. Windows finds needed driver, and installs it, with visual dialog and verification of completion.
7. Dedicated software detects the device and everything works as it should.

Why this second driver doesnt install automatically is what I do not understand. All other Operating Systems prior to Windows 8 installed both after attaching the device to the computer.

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I have windows 8.1 and i when i check for updates it ONLY gives me updates for windows defender and nothing else(just sometimes it gave updates for windows 8.1 ) and i wanted to find out if this was indeed normal or are there updates available that i am not getting , also to add i had acquired many updates in a 100 MB pack last night which i installed but i want to know about these windows defender definition updates because i am getting them daily in 400-800 kb's
Thanks in advance

Answer:Installing Drivers from windows update

you should never touch Drivers from Windows update. Always get them from the manufacturer. I can't count the times when I've seen people's computer especially their WIFI losing connectivity after they update their drives from Windows updates

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I installed drivers for a scanner and when the computer rebooted, I received the message:
c:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\VMM32.VXD: Missing/Unable to Load
Press any key to continue.

When I press a key, the computer immediately shuts down.

Please Help!!
 

Answer:Windows Won't Load After Installing Drivers

this sounds like your fix Error Message: VMM32.VXD: Missing/Unable to Load

This behavior can occur if the Umaxis11.386 file is being loaded from the System.ini file. This file is used by UMAX scanner software.
This behavior can be caused by a file that is used by the Genius scanner software. The Genius scanner file is named Smis11.386.
 

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