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  1. 2017-11-24 This month noticed that One very large Windows 7 update is not installing. It attempts to install, restarts the computer, says it is updating computer then says update failed then reverts back. All this installing and reverting back is taking up to a 5 minute wait for it to revert and finally offer me a sign in screen. The primary update which seems to be causing the issue is this - below first line is update name and then other info about it. 2017-11 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB4048957) Download size: 203.4 MB You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect. Update type: Important A security issue has been identified in a Microsoft software product that could affect your system. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system. More information: http://support.microsoft.com/help/4048957 Help and Support: http://support.microsoft.com/help/4048957 I need to know how to get this update to install without causing me all this time consuming problem. Also, I have tried going to services.msc and setting PCPitstop realtime to "disabled" then attempting to install and get the same results.
  2. Hi All, In the past week or so I have come across Windows 7 Laptops and PC's having an issue with logging in to profiles. When you have inserted the password and gone to log in a black screen appears with a moveable cursor, but the task manager will not appear. On a couple of PC's it finally logs in after a period of time, others it does not, unless it would be a longer waiting process for it. Does anybody know what the issue is and how to resolve it? Best regards, Ash
  3. Possible Windows 7 No Update Problem Again. I say possible, because I want to make sure before I go and look at the other Update problem thread here. As I said, this is now the 2nd time ( if there is a problem ) I've had this problem this year. I had it a few months back, & used something like Mr Fix It for Updates & it fixed the problem. But before I go look at the other thread about this subject here, I want to know for sure I have it again. I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit. And was wondering what is the latest/last update others have had to their computers? Mine is showing 8/17 as my last update, and I usually start worrying once it gets to a week or 10 days without one. Never mind 13 days now? So if anyone has a date, more recent then this, please leave a message here for me.
  4. Yesterday morning, my wife sat down at her desk and saw nothing but a bad image error window for an application. Computer had apparently rebooted overnight and in trying to x/close the window, wouldn't allow this, had to click on OK and that just presented a similar window for a different program - this happened over and over again, many times, apparently for every program that was trying to launch on startup. Searched and searched on another PC for what this might be - was finally able to run AVG which found something (I can't recall what) but indicated it couldn't be repaired/healed. Ended up trying multiple things throughout the day - ran Vipre according to those instructions in Safe Mode, ran SFS Scannow, Malwarebytes, AVG - all multiple times and in Safe Mode. Nothing (at least no threats related to fixing this problem) turned up. Found a post at this website/forum last night that referred to Combofix, but everything I see on this particular tool indicates that it isn't wise to use without expert assistance. This problem is like no other I've experienced, crippling. Help would be very much appreciated! A bit more info - almost every single error indicated the program was "either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support". I believe above this the window showed the program (program.exe) - Bad Image and the path C:\progra~1\movies~1 (example)\datamngr.dll. There was one instance noted that said: IAStorIcon.exe - Application Error Application has generated an exception that could not be handled. Process ID = 0X514 (1300), Thread ID = 0Xbf4 (3060) Click OK to terminate the application. Click CANCEL to debug the application.
  5. here are the symptoms: 1) I get bsod spontaneously, it could be a few minute into usage or couple hours into usage, sometimes a whole day before it crashes. 2) I get a different error every time i get a bsod, its either from bad video drivers, bad usb ports, bad memory and bunch of other random reasons as suggested by dump files. 3) The above only happened very recently, the computer was rock solid for months. what i've done to find out the cause: 1) I used driver verifier to check my drivers, they appear fine but I reinstalled my video driver anyway. 2) I used windows memory diagnostic to test the ram, they appear fine (note: I did go through THREE PAIRS of ram on this computer, they seem to go bad every once in a while, this one I bought earlier this year). 3) I checked out the PSU, which according to Speedfan is running two of the three +5V rails at 6.85V,while all other voltages are within 10% tolerances. Is this a cause for concern? 4) I checked my hardware cooling, they are fine, no over heating according to Speedfan. 5) I used disc check on my main hard drive, it appears there is no corruption or bad sectors. my specs: AMD Phenom II X4 980 CPU Asus M4A785TD-M-EVO Mobo 16gb Corsair Vengeance Ram 1TB Hitachi 3GB Sata HDD (Dual drive format for dual booting Win7 and WinXP) + a 2TB WD Black 3GB Sata HDD + 3TB WD Blue 6GB Sata HDD + 1TB WD Green (External HDD) AMD 7970 HD GPU Asus Xonar DX SPU OCZ 700Watt Modular PSU my question: can bad psu cause random bsod? I've yet to be able to resolve this matter...
  6. davidwomack

    Windows 7 Boot Issues

    I was using my laptop last night and it randomly had a blue screen error and then shut down. After that I've tried to boot my laptop but it wouldn't load, it kept asking to either launch startup recovery or start windows normally. When I choose to start normally it stays on a black screen. When I choose to Launch Startup Recovery it brings up the "Windows is loading files..." Screen but stop after the loading bar fills twice and then restarts. I then tried pressing F8 at the BIOS screen and chose to boot in safe mode and then tried booting with Last Known Good Configuration, Both having the same result as the normal boot. After all of that had failed I tried loading different other hard drives, USB drives and CDs that I use for booting different systems, here were my results.*Note: Before this problem occurred all Drives below worked with no issues on the laptop. (Drive 1 is my Default Drive)Drive 1: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit 320GB - Issues explained aboveDrive 2: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 320GB - Error 0xc000428, Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file.Drive 3: Windows 8 Professional 32-Bit 120GB - Error 0xc000428, Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file.USB 1: Windows 7 Home Premium Installation Disk - Error 0xc000428, Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file.USB 2: Linux Lucid Puppy: Startup screen shows then randomly restarts when system attempts to boot.CD 1: Windows Vista Home Premium Installation Disk - Error 0xc000428, Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file.CD 2: Linux Ubuntu Studio 11.10: Startup screen shows then randomly restarts when system attempts to boot.*I also tried all of these drives in an older Toshiba Laptop normally running Windows Vista Home Premium and all Drives worked correctly.I'm not sure why my Laptop refuses to boot anything. Here's the info on my Laptop.-Dell Inspiron 1520-BIOS Version A03-Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.00 GHz-4GB RAM-Windows 7 Ultimate 320GB HDD-NVidia 8600 GraphicsPlease help me fix this issue, most issues I can usually fix on my own but this one has me very confused. I've already tried Microsoft's forums but the answer they gave had nothing to do with what I explained above.
  7. I have an old 16-bit program (circa 1995) that runs fine on two different Windows 7 Professional 64-bit computers. However, I can't get it to run properly on my new Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit laptop. About 90% of the program's functionality seems to work fine, but the 10% that isn't working is the most critical to me. I've diddled around with all the "compatibility mode" settings for running the program and none of them do anything. I've also tried moving older versions of some DLLs to the program's home folder, but that had no effect either. Any and all suggestions welcome! Let me know if you'd like to know the details of the functionality that isn't working. -Dan-
  8. Hello PC Pitstop! I am trying to update my 64 bit Windows 7, and it is giving me the aforementioned error codes. I generally install all the OS updates from Microsoft, but have never encountered an error like this that I couldn't figure out. Searching for these error codes online brings me to Microsoft tech support forums dating back to 2008. One of the suggestions I found took me to the cmd prompt, but the first command I typed (net stop wuauserv ) resulted in "Error Code 5 / Access is denied" I'm logged in as an administrator, and I don't really understand what this command means, what this error code means, or indeed, why I was directed to the cmd prompt in the first place. I tried installing the updates after disabling my Avast and Spybot, but got the same error codes. Here is a description of the updates I want to install, it looks like they were published by MS very recently: http://imgur.com/e8azo Anyone who can teach me about what is happening with my system will be much appreciated. Thank you!
  9. rrelleum

    Windows Clipboard Content

    Have you ever wondered what Windows has stored on your Windows Clipboard, which is where Windows temporarily stores content that you have copied for pasting or other use. Well if you are using Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010, the Clipboard Viewer is listed just underneath the Home tab. Click on it and you will see your complete clipboard content. Clicking on any portion of the stored content will automatically paste it into the active (open) Word window.
  10. In a situation that you tried to restore your system, but it won't launch System Restore (viruses can corrupt it) and tried booting in Safe mode to try System Restore, but still won't launch there is an easy solution, First create a system repair disc by selecting Start, type system restore disc and press Enter and follow the prompts. Only one CD-R will be needed and an optical drive is required. Then boot from the CD (press key when "press any key" shows up), then follow the prompts until you get "Choose a recovery tool" page, then select system restore. Thanks to Lincoln Spector, PCW
  11. lizardo_manson

    Create recurring alarm with task scheduler

    Maybe you need to take medicine at a certain time every day. Maybe you just want to be reminded to get up and move around so you won’t “grow to the desk.” Whatever the reason, you can use the task scheduler in Windows 7 to create a recurring alarm. Here’s how: Click the Start button and in the Search box, type task scheduler and press Enter In the right Actions panel, click Create Task On the General tab, type a name for the task, such as Take medicine Click the Triggers tab. Click the New button Select On a schedule for the “Begin the task” field Select Weekly and check the days of the week that are applicable Check Repeat task every and select the time frame (such as 4 hours) from the dropdown list Select a duration of 12 hours or 24 hours or whatever time frame you need to spread it over Check the Enabled box Click OK Click the Actions tab to pick what actions you want to take place to alert you (such as displaying a message on the screen) Click OK Thanks to, WinNews newsletter
  12. lizardo_manson

    Block websites in Internet Explorer -Win 7

    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/block-websites-internet-explorer-windows
  13. Chris McKechnie

    Computer fails to startup properly

    Hi all! So i've had an issue with my PC for some months now, and I can't really pinpoint what could be the issue. Step 1: PC powers up, motherboard splash screen appears Step 2: PC turns off Step 3: Repeat Steps 1-2 Sometimes spamming the tab button to show the post BIOS startup message will avoid this, and then sometimes it does nothing, and SOMETIMES it will just startup correctly and load windows. Now i'm not sure what the problem could be, I thought it was a hardware issue, but everything in the PC has been replaced and is brand new, so I ruled that out. My specs are: CPU: i7 2700 Mobo: Ggabyte GA-P67A-UD3-B3 Intel P67 RAM: Cosair Vengence 8gb CMZ8-1600C8 1600mhz HDD: Agility3 SSD 256gb PSU: Cosair Modular HX750W GFX: Gigabyte 560Ti Super Overclocked OS: Windows 7 Ultimate
  14. lizardo_manson

    Underline keyboard shortcuts

    Windows 7 supports lots of cool keyboard shortcuts, but they're not always obvious. Sure, you can find the key combo in the menu, but to make it easier for you to remember, you can also enable underlining in the menus. When this option is turned on, the menu command name will show an underscore on the letter that is combined with the CTRL key in the shortcut. To enable the feature, you need to go to do the following: Click Start, then Control Panel Open the Ease of Access applet Go to Change how your keyboard works Under "Make it easier to use keyboard shortcuts," check the box labeled Underline keyboard shortcuts and access keys, as shown in the figure Click Apply, then OK Winnews
  15. lizardo_manson

    How to Play Fallout 1 & 2 Games Win 7

    Problems trying to run this games? check this out http://www.pcworld.c..._windows_7.html
  16. lizardo_manson

    Make Windows welcome you with audio voice

    You can make the Operating System to "greet" you with a voice message. Here's how: Open Notepad and copy-paste this Dim speaks, speech speaks="your user name here or anything, Welcome to your Computer" Set speech=CreateObject("sapi.spvoice") speech.Speak speaks and the save it as .vbs extension move it to the folder C:Usersyour user name hereAppDataRoamingMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsStartup source: Akhilesh Sharma, Tweakandtrick.com **example: Charlie, Welcome to your computer
  17. lizardo_manson

    Display multiple clocks in Windows 7

    If you are in the need of multiple clocks in the system tray check the following article http://www.thewindowsclub.com/multiple-clocks-windows-7www.thewindowsclub.com/multiple-clocks-windows-7 Thanks to, TWC
  18. lizardo_manson

    Add new file extensions to Windows search

    You already know that Windows can search the contents of your files, but it only searches certain types of files. If you have a proprietary application that creates files with an extension Windows doesn't recognize as being one of the types it normally searches, you can add the file type to the search function. Here's how: In the Start menu's Search box, type "Indexing Options" In the Indexing Options dialog box, click the Advanced button Click the File Types tab At the bottom of the windows, click the Add button to add a new extension to the list If there are file types listed that you don't want Windows to search, you can uncheck their boxes in the list. Thanks to, WinNews
  19. lizardo_manson

    7 Steps to secure Windows 7

    1. Enable BitLocker - This can be used to encrypt any volume on your hard drive, this include boot, system and removable media. 2. Rise the UAC (User Account Control) bar - note that when installing a program you will be asked several times due the hig security. 3. Windows Update- Microsoft will be releasing important and critical patches and updates. 4. Install antivirus, antimalware and Firewall - This is one important step, specially if you use the computer for internet surfing where you can get a lot of nasty things. A good antivirus is Microsoft Security Essentials which it has Antivirus and Antimalware. 5. Enable the SmartScreen Filter in Internet Explorer 8 6. Take and inventory of the programs and apps installed 7. backup your data For complete details visit http://www.infoworld...-7-326?page=0,0 Thanks to, Roger Grimes, Infoworld
  20. lizardo_manson

    Copy path to a file

    Do you get tired of clicking through a bunch of folders to get to files you want to upload to Facebook or a cloud storage service or some other location? Here's a way to save a lot of stress and strain on your mousing hand: copy the path and paste it in instead of browsing. Windows 7 makes that easy: In Windows Explorer, hold down the SHIFT key and right-click the file that you want to upload. This displays more choices than a simple shiftless right-click. Now select Copy as path. On the web page where you want to upload the file, press CTRL+V to paste it into the box and you're done. No need to browse through all those folders all over again. Thanks to, Winnews
  21. lizardo_manson

    Flush & clear jammed Print job queue

    There will be time when you need to cancel a print job and trying right-click and end the task won't do a thing, don't get frustrated you can try this, 1. Type services.msc in Windows start menu search bar and hit enter to open Services. Navigate down to Print Spooler. Rt click on this services and ‘Stop’ this service. 2. Next navigate to C:\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS folder and delete all the CONTENTS of this folder. Now rt click again on the Print Spooler service and restart it. 3. You can copy-paste this commands and save it as prnt_flusher.bat for example and use it everytime you have problems again. @echo off echo Stopping print spooler. echo. net stop spooler echo Erasing Temporary Junk Printer Documents echo. del /Q /F /S “%systemroot%\System32\Spool\Printers\*.* echo Starting print spooler. echo. net start spooler Original post thanks to, TWC site
  22. Ive been havin some problems and ive finally given up, made an account for a forum and dicided to look for some more help. My problem is virtualbox at the moment. im running on xp and have been getting some 'blue screen of death' when installing windows 7 onto virtualbox. ive already installed windows 7 onto virtual box about 4 times and it just stopped working. 2 errors i have been recieving. KERNEL_STACK_INPAGE_ERROR and the 'a crucial process has exited' or whatever it is. KERNEL error was happening as soon as it started extracting files but i fixed that, but if it gets to 10 percent in the installation of windows 7 it will crash saying KERNEL error. some times it will crash at the start of extracting files but instead of kernel error its the crucial procces exited this time. but itst completely random between the errors. ive tried numerous ways to fix it after browsing the web for hours on end just trying to fix this. im looking for any awsners for helping me that DOSNT include downloading any software that requires me to register like 'regcure' and so on. my specs from 'Speccy' Operating System MS Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3 CPU Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T5850 @ 2.16GHz 42 °C Merom 65nm Technology RAM 2.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 332MHz (5-5-5-15) Motherboard Dell Inc. 0U990C (Microprocessor) 43 °C Graphics Plug and Play Monitor (1280x800@60Hz) Mobile Intel® 965 Express Chipset Family Mobile Intel® 965 Express Chipset Family ZD Soft Screen Capture Driver Hard Drives 244GB Western Digital WDC WD2500BEVS-75UST0 (SATA) 43 °C Optical Drives TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-L632H MagicISO Virtual DVD-ROM0000 Audio Intel® High Definition Audio HDMI ALSO i cant give te minidump file because it has managed to stop giving me the mini dump. it says it dumps it but it just never comes up. PLEASE HELP ME Thanx Sqaush25
  23. lizardo_manson

    Create or Remove Briefcase Win7

    The Briefcase is no activated by default. If you still use this feature and need to make it back, check http://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-activate-or-remove-the-briefcase-in-windows-7 TWC
  24. If you are having problems with Jump List this may help you http://www.thewindow...ng-in-windows-7 thanks to TWC
  25. Hi, I have run into a sticky problem with the Windows 7 "universal" print driver. I have a HP dj5150 that has worked flawlessly printing greeting cards with Windows XP / Publisher 2000. I could always print to 0.3" margins, but now the minimum bottom margin has been bumped to ~0.6", making most of my existing templates unuseable. Also, in printing Word documents, I've noticed that the printer seems to print in bold for some lines and normal weight for others. I've been to the HP and Windows 7 forums looking for a solution (aside from junking a perfectly good printer, which still works well on a Win XP machine), but haven't found anything that works. Any suggestions?
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