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Computer wouldn't wake up, reinstalled Vista home premium, now PC won't boot

I hope someone can help me find an answer to this. Our vista 64 bit PC was acting up- it wouldn't wake from sleep requiring holding down the power button to shut down the computer after which I could ...
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After resuming from sleep, computer reboots before login screen

(Solved... I guess? See 3rd edit) (edit: followed instructions here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/449401/constantly-restarts-before-login-screen/ to disable rebooting on system ...
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Why won't some apps start after a reboot?

I had Adobe and Norton nagging me to reboot, so I did a normal reboot. After it came back up, a bunch of apps won't start: The first one I noticed was Firefox. It would flash the disk light ...
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Computer's wireless connection stops working until reboot

One of my coworkers asked me to help her with the internet connection on her computer. She is running Vista on a pretty old laptop, but it's still functional. The problem is the following: Every once ...
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Why does my computer reboot by itself

My computer sometimes reboots when I'm not near it, usually sometime at night or early morning. It happens ay completely random times, not every day, not the same day of month or day of week and not ...
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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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Vista reboots right before login

Have a PC with Vista that reboots right before login. The Windows loading bar show up, then it shows a black screen with the cursor in the middle and after about 30 seconds the computer reboots. ...
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Reboot Emachines D620 (Vista) to factory default without using alt + f10 partition

I recently have had my computer repaired as it had hardware problems and it was working fine but for some reason it has started being unresponsive and extremely slow. I decided to try to reboot the ...
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PC reboots spontaenously: debugging tips

I swapped my core 2 duo for a quad core recently, and generally things run fine, but every now and then my computer just restarts. I don't even get a blue screen (Vista 32). Core temp isn't a ...
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OS won’t boot during Visual Studio 2010 install on vista 64

I am installing Visual Studio 2010 on a vista 64 bits machine. During the install it asked for a restart. Since that, vista won't load. I tried restore to previous good configuration - didn't help. ...
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Vista Enterprise / reboot on Sleep/Hibernate

I've got a Dell Inspiron 1525 on which I've installed a 64bit version of Vista Enterprise, but now it seems to randomly (not each time) reboot when I try putting it in sleep mode or hibernate. I've ...
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Media Center on Vista restarting randomly

Guys, just built this machine to be used as DVR with Vista Home Premium on it. All new components, this includes the 270W HTPC PSU (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817339023). ...
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Consequences of turning off computer during Windows Vista update (“Do not turn off your computer”)?

My system has been stuck at "Configuring updates" for about an hour with the percentage stuck at 25%. If I do a hard reboot, what are the likely and worst-case consequences?
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Mouse settings won't stick?

I like to swap my mouse buttons (like a left-handed person) and use a slightly faster pointer speed than the default. Why on Windows Vista Home Premium do I have to restore these settings again and ...
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998 views

Vista Restarts At Login Screen

Okay, I have a problem that is perplexing to say the least. I have an HP Laptop running Vista Ultimate (yeah bad idea on that). Anyway, I turned the computer on this morning and found my laptop ...
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How to prevent Windows Update from automatically restarting my comp? [duplicate]

Because I program a lot on my personal machine, sometimes I have a lot of windows open with articles on blogs etc that I would like to keep open as I'm working in addition to VS etc. Rather than turn ...