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Error On Shutdown - cmd.exe Application Error 0xc0000142

I realize this question is quite common, but I can't seem to find a situation that matches exactly what my issue is, it happens at shutdown and with cmd.exe. So recently I've been getting this bug... ...
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Sort Windows 8 search result by last used?

In Windows 7, the programs in the start menu were sorted by the date used last. In Windows 8, I've used PuTTY hundreds of times, but it still appears below random files when I search "p". Is there a ...
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One VLC instance for different file types

Is it possible to have two instances of VLC Media Player, one that plays WAV files exclusively and the other that plays MP3 files exclusively? I have to often listen to some WAV sound effects files to ...
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unable to Verify Java version in Windows 8.1 [closed]

i uploaded a youtube video with following descrition http://youtu.be/l1yb9Ws_bxU Symptoms : unable to Verify Java version Java not detected unable to open Java Control Panel Java not ...
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How to solve Windows 7 regular hangs after fresh install. Some diagnosis done but can't pin down

I am getting regular hangs on my windows 7 machine imedietly after installation and after updating drivers. The machine is a Dell XPS 15 (L521x). It happens approximately once every few minutes. ...
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Long session (cca. 85 sec) init in Windows 7 SP1 laptop

My Lenovo z50-75 laptop hangs cca. 85 sec in session init under win 7. I have managed to record etl file but I am not able to analyze it lacking the knowledge. I would really appreciate a helping ...
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Difference between Linux and Windows [closed]

This might also sound like a discussion, but I am interested in some quality and straightforward answers, so I hope my post is OK to be here. I "moved" from Windows to Linux some months ago and the ...
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USB Flash Drive issue

I have a PNY 128 GB USB3 flash drive that has stopped working properly. I had some media files on it and they would not play. I then tried to delete the files thinking I could re-copy them to the ...
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volume and power icon are grayed out and will not let me change it

on my HP laptop my power and volume icons do not show up after the new update. the Turn System Icons On or Off will not let me change to On they our grayed out. I have tried some of the help ideas but ...
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Disable sounds on Opera 12.17 on Windows

On older versions of Opera, there was an option to disable sounds on a webpage. This was present on Opera 12.16 and I had used it. Now, I have Opera 12.17 and lost all my settings due to a ...
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How to get custom Windows folder pictures with transparency?

How can I get custom images/icons to be displayed in my folder's icons? I'm talking about icons with a transparent background. Like on these folders: When I try to change the folder image manually, ...
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HYDRA_PERMISSION_RESTART argument on running executable

Recently, I discovered strange behaviour on my mom's laptop. I tried to install Utorrent, when I tried to run the executable UAC prompt and dimmed the screen. Previously I set the UAC not to dim the ...
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Programs appear in different order on taskbar every time I start my PC [on hold]

I have some programs namely Skype and IMVU which I have set to "Run On Startup" along with other programs like IE, Firefox, Google. However the order of the programs appearing on my Taskbar keeps ...
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Windows 8.1 Installation Image

I have encountered an automatic repair loop out of the blue and it says that automatic repair can't repair the system and it gives me a log file. I read that the installation image (DVD/USB) has a ...
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Win 7 says it cannot create a restore point in safe mode, but it isn't in safe mode

in7 64-bit, just had the repair shop put in a new disk (ssd is nice), reinstall windows, etc. Now I want to create a restore point. Windows says it cannot create a restore point in safe mode. I've ...
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In Windows, is there a visual indicator for applications that are “run as different user”?

In Windows, is there a way to visually determine that an application is being run as a different user? By visually, I mean on/in the application's window(s). At a minimum, this should be for the ...
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Always allow a program to act as a server

I'm coding some small application. Basically it listens for incoming tcp connections. I always get this screen: I always press the accept/allow button but it keeps asking every time I start the ...
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Thinkpad x220 restore factory settings after installing ubuntu

I've been using ubuntu in dual boot for a while now and it works great. I've got a new laptop and I want to bring my old x220 to factory settings. The problem is that I can't find this option. ...
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Is my mouse broken? Mouse stuttering

Just recently my mouse started randomly stuttering in-game (CS:GO). Today not sure what happened, but I noticed a more intense and often occurring stutter in the Windows environment (which didn't ...
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DVD Drive detected by BIOS, but lost by Windows 8

This Windows 8 computer has had this DVD Drive installed for 2 years. Now it no longer shows up in Windows. Neither Device Manager nor Disk Manager can detect it. But the BIOS clearly shows it ...
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Windows 7 checking for Windows Updates cause memory use to blow up

It started doing this a couple weeks ago, had NEVER done this before. Windows 7 Home Premium. Basically, when Windows checks for updates now, the memory used by the svchost process that holds ...
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Does VirtualBox allow sharing between a host and guest in practice?

I'm having a heck of a time sharing data between a host and its guests in VirtualBox. The host is Windows 8.1, x64 (fully patched). Virtual Box is 4.3.30 r96997 (fully patched). The guests are listed ...
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How to add Windows explorer favorites on user logon

I have some Favorites links in Windows explorer (not IE). I am looking for a way to apply those favorites to administrator@mycompany.com account each time I log on to any PC in our company. I have a ...
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Can I reduce the free space on my windows 8 Restore partition?

I recently did a hard drive clone from the out-of-the-box HDD of my new laptop to a smaller SSD. The cloning software (Acronis True Image HD) handled the resizing of the primary partition to make it ...
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Sdelete syntax error?

seems i have a bit of a problem here and i cant find a answer anywhere so dose anyone know's why can i run sdelete on drive D: to delete the free disk space and why can't i use it on drive C? I have ...
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Grey X in Windows 8 [closed]

I "repaired" my Win 8. After a few tweaking, everything worked except a few icons on the screen show a grey x in the bottom right corner. Anyway to remove it?
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How to create a script or shortcut for a certain display configuration and playback device?

I have the following setup hooked to my Windows 8.1 machine: 2 x Dell 24" monitor on my desk 1 x Samsung 42" TV I want switch between the following three configurations: 1. Working config Both ...
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What does %Path% mean at the end of PATH?

My PATH on Windows looks like this: C:>echo %PATH% C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\dwimperl\perl\bin;C:\dwimperl\perl\site\bin;C:\dwimperl\c\bin;%Path% What does %Path% mean at the end of ...
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RunAs user from administrator account without password?

Is there a way to runas /user:<username> from an administrator account without runas prompting for the user's password?
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Is it possible in Illustrator CC to set a Mac keyboard layout on windows?

I've always worked with my Mac and I just started using the company's PC with Windows 7, nevertheless I'm still using an Apple keyboard. Is it possible in Illustrator to set the Mac's shortcuts? Maybe ...
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Running same exe file from different consoles using different parameters

I have a C++ exe that reads images and writes text files based on some algorithms. Since it takes different parameters as input, I can run multiple instances of the same exe without overwriting the ...
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Moving data off the system drive (Windows) [closed]

I like to keep data and working files off my system drives. I am looking at better and more efficient ways of of doing that, preferably for all users. What I do now: I manually move the location ...
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Unable to access external HTTPS websites…unable to download windows updates

I need help with two problems I'm having on a Windows 2008 R2 server. I believe they are connected. This server is not able to download windows updates and further checking I found out that I cannot ...
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Window 8 Sign On Screen

I'm looking to customize the Windows 8 sign on screen. I can get the computer to boot up and display the last signed in user but when I sign in and sign out of the user it shows the last signed in ...
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Defining git commands on windows

I have a script that I use to add some functionality to git. For this particular case I cannot do it with an alias. The name of the script is git-cim. In linux if I place this script in my path and ...
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my laptop doesnt boot after shutting down and i have too press several time to turn on [closed]

I had installed ubunto alongside my windows 7 in my laptop (asus) and after the installation when I had to shut down and for booting again it doesnt work so I have to press the power button for ...
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HP Elitebook 8570p / Windows 7 - Docking issues / After entering credentials, desktop is just a black screen

When booting the laptop on a docking station, the logon screen appears and user X is able to input thier credentials. Then the desktop does not load - just a black screen. When the laptop is ...
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How to measure how long it take's for a laptop's battery to charge

I have the following scenario: I am testing several laptops with Windows 8.1 installed. One of the tests is to measure how much the battery lasts. For this task I use benchmarks like PeaceKeeper or ...
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Hide Mac's ._ (dot underscore) files in windows

I work in an envirement where a MAC user and me as Windows user work together. The MAC generates files starting with ._. If they access a file called foo, they'll create a ._foo in the same dir. I'm ...
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Folder with 37gb of photos crashing explorer on open

I have dropbox folder which has been syncing photos automatically now for the past 2 years. Problem is, it has become so large that it crashes explorer when I open it. Crash in freezes then toolbar ...
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Remove Mac OS partition on 2011/2012 Macbook Air

My 2011/2012 MacBook Air is currently bootcamped with a Mac and Windows 7 partition. How do I remove the Mac partition? I never use it and I heard battery life is better when you're only running on ...
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Copy files to different location created one hour Ago [duplicate]

I want to create one batch file to copy files from one location to another which are created one hour Ago. I tried to use xcopy /d but it does not accept time. Can you please suggest. thanks.
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How to move MSMQ message to another queue

I have a problem moving messages from one queue to another on my development box (Windows 8.1). I'm using MassTransit service bus which generates three private queues per service instance for me. One ...
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UAC dialog when changing windows settings windows 7

Each time I change a windows setting in control panel that requires admin a UAC (User account control) dialog pops up and this did not happen before. I am the main administrator on the computer and I ...
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How do programs shutdown windows?

Upon doing some looking through my computer, I found a program called shutdown.exe and another relevant one which I forgot (shutdown.exe.mui ?). This brought forward a question. How does a program ...
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Change COM Port Number programmatically

In Device Manager, I can right click on a serial device, navigate to the Port Settings tab, click Advanced, and change the COM Port Number via a drop-down menu. I need to automate this step across a ...
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The Command “copy /b Source+,,” does not work in a Batch Script

I'd like to update the timestamp (Modified Date) of a file in a batch script by using the following command "copy /b Source+,," but it does not work. I tried the same command through command line ...
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Retrieving data from a virtualbox instance that refuses to boot

I have a Windows 7 VM in VirtualBox running on a Windows 7 host, but recently it no longer would boot. Is there a way to retrieve the data stored on the harddrive somehow?
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How can I make the programs I had open on shutdown open on turn on? [duplicate]

I am reluctant to turn off my computer now because I have a specific set of windows (not web tabs) open that I would rather not close. Instead I keep hibernating. I would like to be able to turn of ...
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Changing multiple Internet Option in IE8 for all users

I am trying to change some Internet Options for all users that log into a laptop (on a domain). Things like, turning off the popup blocker, "Check for newer versions of stored pages" changed to ...