My PC has been freezing on me. I am running 32-bit Vista Home Premium.
My PC has been freezing on me. Everything just hangs and I have to use the reset button. I don't know why its happening, but its very predictable and only occurs under very specific conditions.
It happens ONLY when I have "Shut Down", leave my computer off for at least a few hours and then turn it back on. It does not matter if I leave the power on or off. It will freeze in a few minutes to turn on my PC.
Once I use the reset button, it freezes more until I have stop and wait for a few hours yet.
If I stopped and turn it back on in a few minutes, it does not freeze. I haven't checked if pre-empting the gel by stopping before the Frost occurs prevents occur, I'll probably test the next time I have to leave my PC turned off for an extended period of time.
If I use "Restart", it does not freeze. Although an old problem with very a decrease in performance after using "Restart" is still there. (Note: it is a very old problem that I've never been able to fix,.) I took several technology experts, and may not understand what is the cause either, but I found a temporary solution. Using Shut Down and then turn the PC back returns performance back to normal. Occurs when a reboot occurs as a result of the update of Windows too, so I just avoid using any form of "Restart" whenever possible, but I have always been updated Windows. I think that its not related to this problem of gel.)
If I put it on sleep mode and come back after many hours, it does not seem to freeze. Recently, it froze once after that, but it didn't happen since then, so it might be a fluke.
I don't know what is happening. It happened very rarely over the past 2 years but only started happening every time in the last 3 months. Windows told me recently that he recovered from a blue screen when it happened, but this message appeared only once so far.
Whenever it freezes, I mean a period of activity of the HDD for about 2 seconds. And then read/write rhythmic sounds half lasting one second time per second, which continues for about 10 seconds. After that, the hard drive noise settle in a low kind of drone. I can barely hear the hard disk read or write something, but its much softer. It doesn't seem to change this State no matter how long I leave it.
I think its some sort of hardware failure that only happens when the PC components are 'cold', if that's even possible, but I can't be sure.
Speculation as to what is the cause of software or hardware? If it's a hardware problem, is there a particular part of the PC which would cause it to freeze predictable in such a specific circumstance?
I use mode sees as a temporary solution instead of closing my PC, but I fear that the problem will be extended later.
My motherboard is old enough that my CMOS battery is dying, it became apparent a month ago. I'll soon change the battery. I don't know if the problem might be related.
Start by making sure that the software is running properly and change this battery CMOS ASAP.
And always make sure that the latest hardware drivers are downloaded and installed on your computer manufacturer's Web site.
Go to their site > drivers download section > your model number > operating system > drivers > download and install.
Use the built-in Windows programs to operate correctly
"Delete files using Disk Cleanup"
"Optimize Windows Vista for better performance"
It may be necessary to use after the use of registry cleaners.
"How to use the System File Checker tool to fix the files on system missing or corrupted on Windows Vista or Windows 7"
The only problem is that if it finds problems that it cannot repair, you may need to perform a repair installation.
Use this FREE version as a Malware Scanner on request.
See you soon.
I have an office for the expansion of Seagate 2 to external HARD disk, it is recognized by windows 7 Home premium.
The problem is that the setup.exe for Seagate Launcher will not run.
Once again you ask about Seagate software in a software MS forum, while you are asking in the wrong place. If I remember (it has been a while) because this whole program is to install an interface to their public services. But you really need to ask to Seagate. You ask Ford on a part of Chevy would you?
I've seen a lot of posts on the subject, but no solution. So my laptop has been freezing at random the day I bought it. Today it happens much more often, this becomes ridiculously boring.
Is there a way to fix this?
> Once again, there was a notification that emerged after one of those who freeze soemthing mean in the sense of "there was a problem with amd (graphics card)?"but it was resovled."" It's all updated however.
This notification comes from the graphics card driver. It might be possible that there is a problem with the graphics driver or with the graphics chip.
Try to install the latest driver for Toshiba page. In case this doesn't help, recommend you to contact the service agents to check the hardware parts
But the previous user's right, its really hard to talk about issues that put t always appear or are difficult to reproduce
I installed the captain and my mac has been freezing on step "Configure your mac" for 24 hours. How do I please you? It is just to show the "set up your mac" and the turning circle Rainbow
Reset the SMC. Choose the method for "on Mac Laptops with non-removable battery.
I have an ACER aspire x 3200 64 bit sytem with vista home premium which has been randomly locking up and freezing. The only mistakes were event 6008 with a description of the stop system prior to (time) on (date) was not planned.
When these errors originally occurred, I returned the system to acer and they installed a new hard drive. After updating the vista system blockages continue 30 times over a period of 3 months. Acer sent me a new disk image on 3 disks that I have installed and updated on 11 October. There is no blocking until the 10/27, 10/28, and for the 3rd time today.
The closed unexpected gives a blue screen if I use the locking system to the top. I have to hold the power to restart when the system crashes.
Can someone help me solve this problem?
Do you know when this problem started? Try a system restore to a point in time BEFORE the problem started. Here is the procedure: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/using-windows-vista-system-restore/. Don't forget to check the box to show more than 5 days of restore points. If the first attempt fails, then try an earlier point or two. NOTE: You will need to re - install any software and updates that you have installed between now and the restore point, but you can use Windows Update for updates. But I guess it's too late for this for so long that there are probably no so old restore points.
If the system restore does not work, do a startup repair, boot from the disk Installation of Windows Vista genuine (or one that you can borrow from someone) or a recovery disc. Here is the procedure: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial148.html. You may need to change the BIOS to do first the CD drive in the boot sequence to boot from the CD. To do this, hold the screen that tells you the key F to push to enter the menu start or start of installation. Push it quickly. Make the changes, save your work and exit. Put the CD in the drive and reboot. When you are prompted, press any key to boot from the CD.
If you do not have a floppy disk, you can make a bootable recovery disk by using http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/windows-vista-recovery-disc-download/ with burning software like: http://www.snapfiles.com/get/active-isoburner.html and, of course, a blank CD.
If this does not work, try to start in safe mode (repeatedly hit F8 key so that the start and go in safe mode with networking). Then we will check some of your system files:
Go to start / all programs / accessories / command prompt and right click on command prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
Type sfc/scannow, go and let it run. It will scan and try to correct some of your system files. If all goes well he comes complete with no corruption, it could not repair (if it has these post of corruption here or try to analyze it to find the problem or files using http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928228.
While in the command prompt, type chkdsk /f /r and enter and let it run. It will scan and try to solve any corruption or bad sectors on your hard drive and remove especially as a cause.
If this does not work, then please post repetitive errors in Event Viewer on the stop (Start / Control Panel / administrative tools / Event Viewer). Here's how to use Event Viewer: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic40108.html. From what I understand, there is none of the events (which surprises me because a freeze should certainly generate an error event).
If this does not work, you will need to do a repair/system upgrade using the Windows Vista Installation disc authentic (you own or that you can borrow from someone). Here is the procedure: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/88236-repair-install-vista.html as well as the upgrade from an earlier version of the Windows section of the following: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918884. Although this will not affect your data, settings or programs, you should always back up your data before you start just be on the safe side. If other procedures do not work, it is almost certain to work (but you NEED a disc). You can have a lot of updates to re - install (including all you need to remove service packs). If the version on system with SP1 or SP2 preinstalled cane and the disc is an earlier version, then you will need to do a slipstream drive as follows: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/151606-vista-sp1-slipstream-installation-dvd.html.
I hope one of these procedures can solve your problem. If this isn't the case, after return and we will try something else. Return message anyway so we know how it turns out.
Lorien - a - MCSE/MCSA/network + / A +.
I had problems with my task manager (I use the operating system "Windows Vista Home Premium"). Evertime I try to access the program, he returns with "task manager has been disabled by your administrator". I used different tools to remove malware and got rid of a lot of problems but still can not in Task Manager.
I created a new user with administrator account and logged on it and had no problem until my 'Task Manager' program open, but when I went back to my origional administrator account the same problem occurred.
Why can I get to "Task Manager" in my new account administrator and not the former?
I still have malware in the old account or do I go into my registry and restore something?
I am at a loss, and any help would be appreciated. I'm worried that I can always have some kind of malware that prevents me to access my task manager in my old account.
Please give step by step instructions because I am not computer savvy computer even when it comes to fixing the problems of this kind.
Thanks in advance.
What antivirus/antispyware/security products are in use and which have ALREADY been on your machine
even if you have uninstalled them?
Never put any Parental controls?
Start - type in the search box-> COMMAND - find top - CLICK RIGHT to it - RUN AS ADMIN
Copy and paste in the command prompt - press enter
Tracking Add HKCU/v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD
Start - type in the search box-> Regedit - find top - make a RIGHT CLIC top - RUN AS ADMIN
Look in the right-hand panel and delete the value named DisableTaskMgr
Right-click on it and delete
Rob - bicycle - Mark Twain said it is good.
Windows Vista Home Premium application password at startup upward. No password has been created. An automatic update of Windows has been installed just until the computer has been shut down.
Any suggestions on how to get around this would be appreciated.
I suggest you to follow the steps in this Microsoft KB article troubleshooting and check if it helps.
How to use system restore to log on Windows 7 or Windows Vista when you lose access to an account
For the last few weeks, my HP Pavilion dv6500 laptop has been freezing after periods of inactivity. Seems that the only change made to the computer until that moment was a Windows update that was late about 3 - 4 weeks. No other programs have been installed.
I have not precisely timed duration yet, but I think 10-15 minutes of inactivity in freezing results. Little happens is important if the lid is open or closed. Only "a freeze" is to do a hard restart.
I ran in Mode safe... same results. I did a system restore to a point before the update of Windows. I reinstalled the latest graphics and audio drivers. I ran SpyBot: Search and Destroy... we found an approximately 18 items requiring repair or removal, but it also has not fixed the problem. I ran Check Disk and the problem still persists.
I'm running out of ideas, and this problem is driving me absolutely crazy. I hope someone can help before I lose my mind. Thanks in advance.
1 I want to erase the General corruption and repair/replace damaged/missing system files:
Start - type this in the search box-> find COMMAND at the top and RIGHT CLICK – RUN AS ADMIN
Enter this at the command prompt - sfc/scannow
How to analyze the log file entries that the Microsoft Windows Resource Checker (SFC.exe) program
generates in Windows Vista cbs.log
Run checkdisk - schedule it to run at the next startup, then apply OK then restart your way.
How to run the check disk at startup in Vista
Check the settings (BIOS/CMOS) that you can start and ensure that this suite of lan, Wake on modem and
similar are not enabled.
Shoot sleep problems - hibernation
How to solve a problem of Mode for Vista and find a Solution
How to enable and disable Hibernation - you can try to disable and re-enable the it. http://www.Vistax64.com/tutorials/165508-hibernation-enable-disable.html
How to restore the default power in Vista (and then go back and change as you wish)
How to troubleshoot performance problems with sleep, hibernation and resume in Windows Vista
Panel configuration-Device Manager - look at the settings for the network card, WiFi, Modem power management.
and other devices. (Double click on the device and the power management tab)
All the default power plans and then set them as you wish.
Spybot is a fine program, however, it has two modes of residents who can cause problems with IE 8, Vista/Win7
and other programs. In the settings of Spybot, I stopped TeaTimer - SpyBot - settings. And then start - type
in the search box-> find Services at the top of list - just right-click on it - RUN AS ADMIN - look for SBSD security
Change-double click on it - STOP Service Center, then MANUAL. Now you can run SpyBot as one
scan on demand whenever you want. You will need to restart to stop TeaTimer to load again if it has been
the before value.
I hope this helps.
Rob - bicycle - Mark Twain said it is good.
Motherboard has been replaced, now need the Windows Vista Home premium media to complete the restoration of the system. Machine did not come with any recovery disk. These materials are available for download on the Microsoft site? Thank you
Vista Media recovery obtaining and/or using the Vista recovery on your computer Partition to factory settings .
There is no Vista free download legal available.
Contact your computer manufacturer and ask them to send a recovery disk/s Vista set.
Normally, they do this for a cost of $ small.
In addition, ask them if you have a recovery Partition on your computer/laptop to restore it to factory settings.
See if a manual provided with the computer or go to the manufacturer's website, email or you can call for information on how to make a recovery.
Normally, you have to press F10 or F11, Acer can be Alt + F10 at startup to start the recovery process...
Another way I've seen on some models is press F8 and go to a list of startup options, and launch a recovery of standards of plant with it, by selecting the repair option.
Also ask them if it is possible to do the recovery disk/s for the recovery Partition in case of a system Crash or hard drive failure.
They will tell you how to do this.
Every computer manufacturer has their own way of making recovery disk/s.
Or borrow a good Microsoft Vista DVD (not Dell, HP, etc).
A good Vista DVD contains all versions of Vista.
The product key determines which version of Vista is installed.
There are 2 disks of Vista: one for 32-bit operating system, and one for 64-bit operating system.
If install a cleaning is required with a good DVD of Vista (not HP, Dell recovery disks):
Go to your Bios/Setup, or the Boot Menu at startup and change the Boot order to make the DVD/CD drive 1st in the boot order, then reboot with the disk in the drive.
At the startup/power on you should see at the bottom of the screen either F2 or DELETE, go to Setup/Bios or F12 for the Boot Menu
MS advice on the conduct of clean install.
A tutorial on the use of a clean install
Super Guide Windows Vista Installation
After installation > go to the website of the manufacturer of your computer/notebook > drivers and downloads Section > key in your model number > get latest Vista drivers for it > download/install them.
See you soon.
Mick Murphy - Microsoft partner
My computer has an operating system of windows vista Home premium 64-bit. When I try to get updates, there is a message error code: 8000-ffff. How to solve this problem?
My computer has Windows Vista Home Premium 64 - bit operating system. When I try to get updates, there is an Error Message Code 8000 ffff. How fix/resolve this problem?
Error when you download updates using Windows Update or Microsoft Update: 8000FFFF
How to reset the Windows Update components?
[Launch the difficulty mode by default and aggressive , if necessary]
~ Robear Dyer (PA Bear) ~ MS MVP (that is to say, mail, security, Windows & Update Services) since 2002 ~ WARNING: MS MVPs represent or work for Microsoft
I have problems with the update. I've never been able to update Windows since I bought this computer in September 2009.
I have Vista Home Premium SP1 (was pre installed)
I have CA Security Center
I've also tried the auto detects in the LAN configuration but still does not. Also turned and on the update command in the command prompt.
Does anyone else have an idea? It is slowly driving me crazy and I should have settled this long time.
Please I need your help
Have you tried the methods of resolution 1 and/or 2 in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/900936 yet?
If still no joy, try to do a Reset by http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058. ~ Robear Dyer (PA Bear) ~ MS MVP (that is to say, mail, security, Windows & Update Services) since 2002 ~ WARNING: MS MVPs represent or work for Microsoft
I have been informed if you have Vista Home Premium windows will give you windows 7 ultimate for free. Is this true? And who should I contact to go forward with this place.
Please see the bulletin: Windows 7 Upgrade Option Carey Frisch
I have Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit and I get this pop windows window advising me "TCP/IP Ping command has stopped working". I click on "check online for a solution", but there is no charge and disappear. I still have the problem, and it's very irritating. How can I remedy outside junking my Tower and buy another? Thanks for any help on this.
1 did you change on your computer before this problem?
2. when exactly you receive error message?
You can follow the methods and see if it helps.
Use the PING command to verify that TCP/IP is working properly. To do this, ping the loopback address (127.0.0.1) by typing the following command at a command prompt:
(a) click Start .
(b) in the search box type command prompt.
(c) right-click and select run as administrator of .
(d) type ping 127.0.0.1 and ENTRY.
If you receive the response of 127.0.0.1, it means that TCP/IP is configured correctly.
Check to see if the problem exists in safe mode with network.
Start your computer in safe mode
Alternatively, you can try to reset TCP/IP and then check if it helps:
How to reset the Protocol Internet (TCP/IP)
I also suggest you to download and run the latest Microsoft Scanner on your computer and check to see if it helps:
Note: The data files that are infected must be cleaned only by removing the file completely, which means that there is a risk of data loss.
I installed quicken 2009 connected as owner on Vista Home Premium Notebook Sony. When I try to run Quicken I get a windows message immediately that "Quicken launcher has stopped working" Windows will attempt to resolve then problem__
I installed quicken 2009 connected as owner on Vista Home Premium Notebook Sony. When I try to run Quicken I get a message of immediate windows Windows "Quicken launcher has stopped working" will try to resolve the problem then
Hello Richard Popp,.
I'm not an expert on Quicken so I do not know what help I will be.
You could look at this post on the Quicken Forum and see if this information helps you.
1 Quicken uninstall using the Windows Control Panel
2. run qcleanui.exe and clean all versions.
3. restart your PC
4 Quicken resettlement to a new distinct and NOT in the Program Files folder in the folder where your Quicken data resides and install as administrator (if on Vista).
5 update Quicken at the last updated R6.
See if that helps. Marilyn
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I have Touchsmart IQ504, using Vista Home Premium 64 - bit operating system. About a month ago the weather software has stopped working. I can't understand why. All the other Touchsmart software works very well.
He is Expert days HP so I'm here to help you with your problem. I did some digging around to give you and answer, but before I did, let me share what I think is happening. The system that you referenced is an old PC, the IQ504, released in 2008. I understand that the weather app is is more updated and thus stops working. You can get an application similar to the following link. It's just one of the many weather apps out there so maybe do some looking around and see one that meets your needs.
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