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Why does my computer take an abnormally long time to shut down?

I am booting Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit off an SSD (specifically, a 128GB ADATA SP900), and while it boots up incredibly fast, it also takes an obscenely long time to shut-down. The time to go ...
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How do you determine what startup programs steal focus and start ephemeral consoles?

Context A startup program on my computer launches a short-lived cmd.exe on my desktop after logging in. The window steals focus and does not return it when it closes. It is too short-lived to read ...
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How to find drivers that are loading on startup?

How can I find what drivers are being loaded on a Windows 7 x64 startup? I've seen a couple apps that show what programs are being run via registry entries and Startup folder, but I'm not sure how to ...
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3answers
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Computer making strange sound when turned on, ever since power outage

Recently we experienced a power outage, and the PC was off. However, once the power came back, I switched on the PC and heard a strange noise - almost as if the hard disk or fans were struggling to ...
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3answers
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Dell Studio 1555 not starting up

This is a 3-year-old laptop. I never had a big problem with it until now. I updated Kubuntu the night before yesterday. And Firefox got updated to version 18 and a few other related packages got ...
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2answers
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Beep code due to lose connection

There are various beep codes to indicate errors at start up. I need to know this one thing. Can such a beep code occur due to lose connection of external cables. For example one single long beep is ...
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1answer
2k views

MSI laptop will only turn on once

I am working on an MSI A6200 MS-1681. When you press the power button the lights all flash. The fan comes on. The screen comes on and shows the POST screen for a second and then it dies. I have been ...
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1answer
433 views

How to fix Asus Eee PC 900 startup issues after failure?

My Asus Eee PC 900 shows no signs of life. I push the power button and get no response from anything. No lights, no power, no boot-up screen. It has been like this since I received it from a ...
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138 views

On MacOS where would a message be logged if the startup disk is not found? (Trouble shooting startup problem.)

When starting up an iMac (Intel, Snow Leopard 10.6.6) the first time after being off for a while the Mac starts up from a system backup on an external drive rather than the internal drive as it ...
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2answers
230 views

After boot, Windows Live Messenger says it can't connect

When I boot my computer and automatically logins to my Windows account, when Live Messenger starts it says it can't connect. Although when I retry it works just fine. Due to my low amount of ...
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2answers
801 views

Skype does not start on Vista 64

I have a computer with Vista 64 and I have a problem with Skype on it. It does not start automatically. I have checked the corresponding option in the Skype settings (Start Skype when I start Windows) ...
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1answer
705 views

Mouse and Keyboard Stop Working on Startup

I have a Dell Optiplex 330 and have recently done a Windows XP repair. After it was finished I was able to use the computer just fine. Now I take it back to it's original location and plug in the ...
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Windows vista stuck at the logon “please wait” screen

So, I got hit by a virus and it seems while I was trying to clean it, I removed something essential from the list of startup programs. So, when windows starts, it gets stuck at the "please wait" ...