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Taskbar doesnt stay hidden

Windows 8.1

I like to have my Taskbar hidden until mouse over Problem: it gets stuck many times and wont go down This problem has been there since the beginning of time :( I have Googled and see some offer the solution of finding Explorer's process and killing. This doesn't work still. 99% of the time, it's because of an explorer window. I have 5-10 Explorer windows open at any one time. I have to go to each one and select one by one. Once the culprit is selected, the Windows Taskbar will pop down again. 10% of the time, the offending Explorer window be highlighted and you can spot which one it is. 90% of the time - no clue given at all - you have to take a random choice and select. (1% of the time, it will be some other process wanting attention.) It's just so frustrating. To stops me working. Like in my browser window, I can see the files downloaded - because the Taskbar covers. + Similar annoying problems. Suffering this damn problem on Windows 10 now. Why why why? :(

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Other Windows apps Yesterday, 03:16 0 Comments 2 views

windows computer not processing requests

Windows 8.1

Went on vacation for a week, not the computer will not respond. Upon startup, system takes 10 minutes to load up. Immediately get a OneDrive Script Error. When I select No to continuing to run the script, takes a good 3-5 minutes before next request can be processed. I have launched task manager - nothing is running, does not have anything taxing the system (CPU - <1%, Memory - <6%, Network and Wifi are fine). Task Manager becomes non-responsive and cannot be closed. Norton does not show any virus. Three updates ran and 1 failed while I was gone. One on Adobe, one that failed (5x) for my HP printer, One Windows Suspicious Activity and One Windows security update. Have tried restarting 4x - same result every time. Tried to restore Windows, but the operating system does not respond when I select the restart option under Recovery Options. Any Suggestions? Computer is a recent model Lenovo.

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Windows Store Yesterday, 02:12 0 Comments 3 views

Latest Windows Update deleted my media files

Windows 8.1

This is not a question. This is a complaint. The latest Windows Update deleted all of my music, videos, and pictures. I made the mistake of leaving them inside the Windows.old directory and after the update everything was deleted. I had to use Recuva to recover some of the data. I hope my media is safe now in another directory.

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Update & recovery Yesterday, 01:46 0 Comments 3 views

Sign in issues with my acer pc

Windows 8.1

A couple of weeks ago the power at my house went out . Although I had a surge protector on , it shut my computer down. Went i turned it back on and typed in my password it showed ( you cannot sign into this device right now. go to account.live.com to fix the promblem, or try the last password used on this device) i have repeatedly tried my password, which I know is correct. But, I get same response. I am not very computer literate. Please help me if can . Thanks

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Update & recovery Yesterday, 00:27 0 Comments 2 views

Computer won't install Windows 10

Windows 8.1

I don't think my computer has the capacity to download windows 10, but I can't uninstall/change the fact that the computer wants to and continues to try and download windows 10, now my computer continues to want to restart itself to update installs and does this regularly. How do i fix this and keep windows 7?

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Update & recovery Yesterday, 00:25 0 Comments 2 views

Windows 10 booting to setup screen and not desktop

Windows 8.1

Hi, I need some help. When i turn my computer on, it boots to the windows 10 setup screen. I already tried downloading a windows 10 ISO to a USB and reinstalling windows, but at the last step, I get the error, "windows could not prepare the computer to boot into the next phase". Now I have honestly no idea what to do. After getting off the phone with Microsoft support, I've discovered that it is a system issue and not a windows one. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks

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Other Windows apps Yesterday, 00:23 0 Comments 2 views

White Screen

Windows 8.1

when I wake my computer up, some days I get just a blank white screen. I have been able to shut it down and restart it, but it seems to be happening more often and restarting it doesn't always help on the first try. Is there anything I can do to fix this or do I need a new monitor. I do have an arrow with the white screen but unable to do anything.

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Windows Store Yesterday, 00:22 0 Comments 3 views

WWAN not detected on Windows

Windows 8.1

I have a Dell Venue 11 Pro (5130, 64-bit) with WWAN (Modem) Dell Wireless 5570e HSPA+. I had reinstalled Windows 10 because it was being slow. But it has caused a lot of issues since then. My Dell Wireless 5770e is no longer detected by Windows Device Manager (but it is in the Hidden Devices under the name 'Generic Mobile Broadband Adapter' but it has error code 45 'Not Connected') no matter what I do. I can't change the driver to the DW 5570e one through Device Manager or from Dell directly. They both say 'your driver has been installed correctly' but the driver does not change nor does the status. I reinstalled Windows 10 (again), installed 8.1 Pro (because that was the original OS). Neither worked. Then I found this, which is the same as my case but the Solution did not work (The bit in Italics above): dell com / support / article / uk / en / ukdhs1 / SLN302265 But it still gave me an idea. I disabled the WWAN module (through the BIOS) and reinstalled Windows. This would stop the Windows Installation from restarting the PC when the WWAN card is being configured (read the Dell Article). Then I reinstalled all the other drivers. After that, I enabled the WWAN card. But when I turned the PC back on, it was not in Device Manager, but was in Hidden Devices and had the error code 45 'Not Connected', so exactly the same as before.

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Search, touch and mouse 22/01/2017 0 Comments 3 views