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Disable Restart dialog after device identify

Sorry for my bad English I have an internet cafe and have a different keyboard mouse.. My all PCs deepfreeze protection but if my customers replace USB slot keyboard or mouse or webcam then Windows ...
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Windows 8 will not restart if your Registry Hives are larger than 2GB. Why?

Recently I read an article and in this article it mentions that if you are running 64-bit Windows 8 it will not restart if your Registry Hives are larger than 2GB. Can anyone explain?
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Windows 8.1 freezes irregularly at system reboot, cold reboot fixes it

My system is windows 8.1. From sometime ago, it starts to freeze irregularly at start-up during reboot. Screen shows 2 spinning dots and freezes at the windows logo screen. Turn off the PC and turn on ...
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1answer
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Custom registry key deleted on reboot?

I have made a custom registry key (String Value) for identification of which computer a user logs on to. The problem is that this key is deleted whenever the computer is rebooted. The key is entered ...
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Weird behavior on reboot and shut down

Ever since I bought my new machine I have this really weird behavior on reboot and shut down: When I invoke a shut down, the system will shut down just fine, but the hardware stays on. I have to hold ...
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3answers
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Windows 7 only shows blank screen with wallpaper

I'm using Windows 7 Professional. After updating Windows, I tried to restart the system. When I clicked Restart, it alerted me that "There is one program to close. If you want to close it click Cancel ...
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Show progress details when “Restarting…”/“Updating”.. on windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I've seen a tweaked version of windows 8.1 that claims it will show the user exactly what Windows is doing when it's restarting or booting or any other annoying undetermined progress. Those ...
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132 views

My computer randomly restarts

I recently bought myself an upgrade package and some other upgrading components for my computer. My specs are now these: Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P, Socket-AM3+ CPU: AMD FX-6300 6-Core ...
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2answers
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Why does the system power off some of the devices and turn them on when rebooting

When the system is rebooted, why wouldn't it go to some minimal state (like init 1 in linux) and start off from there, instead of completely powering off devices and powering them on (causing a lot of ...
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4answers
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How to force reboot from user login screen

If I have a computer with windows 7 on it, that is in the user login screen, how do I force a reboot? Pressing the "Shut down" button won't help since it is set to go to stanby in that occasion (but ...
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1answer
131 views

cleared cmos and now computer restarts when windows is starting up

I cleared the cmos as suggested for some problem that I had with hardware and changed the RAM place to another slot, and now windows wont start, it goes till the message WINDOWS IS STARTING (I use ...
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1answer
291 views

Windows Time not updating after reboot

Yesterday, for the first time, my laptop blackened out and I noticed it's base was pretty heated up. I Googled the cause and came to know that some laptop shuts itself down to prevent damage to the ...
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How can I tell when my PC was restarted?

My office PC restarts every Sunday at an unknown time for unknown reason. I wish to know when my PC restarts and most importantly reason for which it restarts. I suspect that there is a third party ...
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0answers
38 views

WinXP - forced root filesystem check skipped during reboot

The forced system drive (or root filesystem or in this case c:) filesystem check by HDD properties->tools->check now or by chkdsk c: /f is not executed at the next reboot. I'm aware I could check the ...
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65 views

Windows reboots randomly on battery, linux OK

About a week ago, the Windows partition on my laptop started rebooting randomly. No BSOD, nothing in event logs besides a kernel-power failure. I could still use linux (LuninuxOS) fine, and windows ...
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69 views

Restore Windows 7 Upgraded Computer

I have a laptop that came with Windows Vista and I purchased an upgrade to Windows 7. I upgraded the computer to Windows 7. Now I am selling my laptop and would like to restore the laptop to Windows 7 ...
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1answer
121 views

Fast shutdown of Windows Machine

Is there a (programmatic) equivalent to Linux's "Alt-SysRQ Sync Unmount reBoot" reboot sequence on Windows? Regular shutdown causes a lot of data to be written to drive, yanking the power cannot be ...
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I split partition in Windows 7 home edition but the Windows doesn't reboot

I Have Geniune Windows 7 home edition and my Laptop is Pavilion HP DV6 . I had only 1 partition of 500+ GB i Wanted to make another partition. I read somewhere in forum that I have to make my C: ...
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0answers
126 views

How does Windows know it should restart after a disk re-imaging?

I have been using some disk imaging software (Ghost 8.0) to clone a Windows XP Embedded image. I noticed that even if I capture a disk image from a computer and then transfer that image back to the ...
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0answers
61 views

Computer restarts when windows 7 installation is tried to boot [video]

Here is Video Link of my problem It boots well into Windows installation, but then something happens and computer restarts. USB with Windows is OK. It doesn't happen on another computer. When ...
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1answer
477 views

Since sudden restart Chrome freezes computer

My computer suddenly restarted itself the other day and when it came back up so much as clicking on the icon to launch Google Chrome froze everything. I tried to re-installed Chrome, but as soon as ...
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0answers
297 views

Shutting down a Windows 7 machine sometimes restarts it instead

The machine in question is running Windows 7 (64 Bit) on a Core i5 with 8 GB of RAM with all Windows Updates applied. Not that the specs should make a difference. Shutting down this machine from the ...
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2answers
108 views

My Notebook can't reboot after reinstall new operating systems without display driver installed?

I have a small problem when I reinstalled my notebook with Windows 7 or Windows XP home edition. the problem is I can't reboot my system if I didn't install display driver (ATI-Radeon). I can't ...
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0answers
718 views

Windows 7 stuck in a reboot loop

My Laptop is stuck in a reboot loop. Every time I'm going to turn it on it just displays the windows 7 logo and then it then give me options to enter windows in safe mode or enter windows normally. ...
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1answer
825 views

Holding shift to disable autorun programs doesn't work?

I'm running windows XP SP3. I read that if you hold down Shift while starting up windows it should disable startup programs but it does not. What's going on? Thanks
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1answer
684 views

Reboot fails with “Invalid partition”

My laptop can boot, but it can't reboot. Any time something restarts the laptop (e.g. to apply Windows updates, or Start Menu->Restart, etc), the computer sits at a black screen with the message ...
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2answers
524 views

Starting Autoruns.exe or procexp.exe hard-boot the PC

I am currently backpacking in India for several months and have to use public PC to check my email and write my blog. The first thing I do when after I plugged in my hard-drive is to use ...
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2answers
374 views

Restart without shutdown on Windows

Is there a way to restart without shutting down first on Windows? On Linux this is possible using kexec and serves to minimize downtime. What happens is that one does not pass through the bootloader ...
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1answer
138 views

Computer hard-rebooting when using Windows, but the BIOS works

My computer keeps shutting down instantly when I'm in Windows – as if you pulled the power cord. There's no bluescreen or anything like that. Then, it starts up again. This happens at random after ...
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1answer
44 views

System restore - System crash

I had a problem with my Outlook Express program. I tried everything with it, but I couldn't start it (OE encountered program, so it will close). I tried to copy out the deleted e-mails.dbx from the ...
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3answers
3k views

How reboot computers in a LAN knowing the external IP only?

I know the external ip, like the provided by the ISP and the administrator account password. I need to restart one computer, but I don't know his local ip (given by the router), how can I reboot it ? ...
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1answer
3k views

Force a Windows service to restart

I'm having problems trying to restart a Windows service (VBoxDrv, a VirtualBox driver) net stop VBoxDrv doesn't work (service starting or stopping error) sc queryex vboxdrv displays ...
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1answer
307 views

Laptop restarts again and again

Recently my laptop being restarted again and again, this occurs in both Windows and Ubuntu (I have installed both of them on my laptop). I did not have this problem before when I was using just ...
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1answer
340 views

What is the difference between restarting the computer once and restarting the computer twice? [closed]

I was noticing that when I restart my computer for the first time, it is "less clogged", and immediately after restarting I restart it again and it feels even "less clogged". This made me wonder, ...
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1answer
468 views

Cannot reboot Mac into OS X or Windows after installing Windows through Boot Camp

I thought I had successfully installed Windows XP on my Mac through Boot Camp when it restarted the computer in order to finalise the installation. However the problem is that I can't boot neither ...
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2answers
831 views

How do I reset the Windows password on an Acer Aspire One 753? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can reset Windows administrator password? I have an Acer Aspire One 753 notebook, but I don't know the password to the Windows 7 installation on it. How do I reboot ...
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0answers
584 views

Blue bar at bottom of screen, then laptop restarts

So I've been having an issue with my HP 6735s laptop. I went on holiday for two weeks, and after I returned (yesterday) and used my laptop, everything was fine when, suddenly, the entire screen went ...
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2answers
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How do you run chkdsk on every reboot?

There was a question a short while ago, Run Program Before Login Screen Appears, where I thought he meant specifically he wanted to run chkdsk on boot based on the picture, but he really wanted to run ...
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1answer
615 views

Hibernate: Restart instead of Shutting Down

The Situation I have sort of an odd request. I dual boot Ubuntu and Windows and sometimes I just want to switch between the partitions without loosing the state of the OS I was currently working ...
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Windows restarting certain applications after a Windows Update

So I've come across this strange function in Windows where after a Windows Update and the reboot it tries to restore your session prior to restarting. This though only works with Microsoft's own ...
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3answers
3k views

Windows XP Automatic Updates keeps asking for reboot

I installed updates via Automatic Updates (I have it set to "Notify but let me choose which to install"). Then I rebooted as prompted. Immediately upon logging in I received the message "You must ...
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1answer
107 views

Desktop cannot restart (it will shut down) - Multiple OS's tried

I built a desktop a year or so ago, which runs like a dream. I have installed many OSes on it but the problem persists. If it tell the PC to restart it does everything right, shuts down but the PC ...
2
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2answers
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Why does my Windows XP machine reboot itself every morning?

My computer runs Windows XP SP3. It restarts itself every morning at 8am, judging by the Windows logs; all apps log a startup at 8am every day. Whenever I get to the machine in the morning (around ...
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4answers
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Why the multiple reboots installing Windows 7?

I just installed Windows 7 on my non-PC and was struck by how many times the Windows installer reboots during installation. It even tells you on the screen during installation that the computer will ...
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3answers
2k views

how to restore windows 7 to a know working state every time it boots

A couple of days ago my mother asked me to set up a computer at her house, she wants to use it to basic web browsing, video chat and nothing more. The problem is, neither my mother nor my sister know ...
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1answer
769 views

What's the difference between a shutdown and a reboot on Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Difference between shutdown ( power off ) and restart ( reboot ) When I shutdown my Windows PC sometimes the boot time increases to 150% of the fastest boot it ever did. ...
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3answers
234 views

Restart Hangs, Power Down and Power Up Work Fine - XP SP3

BACKGROUND I'm Running Win XP SP3. I can power down fine. I can power up fine. PROBLEM Restart (warmboot) hangs. SYMPTOMS The HDD LED blinks on and off about twice a second. This is a ...
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5answers
269 views

Intermittent shutdown and reboot

I finally decided to take the plunge and build my own PC. All in all the actual construction went pretty well and after a couple of hours tinkering I managed to boot it up for the first time which is ...
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5answers
12k views

Disable Auto-Restart Prompt after Windows Update (in Windows Vista/7)

I've mastered how to disable/delay the Automatic Restart prompt after Windows Update deems it necessary to restart my computer in XP. But, now I'm using both Windows 7 and Vista and that method no ...
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3answers
478 views

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Possible Duplicates: how does reboot work ? WinXP: Difference between Log Off and Restart Is there any difference in the way restart and shutdown + start are handled by a machine? If it ...