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Touchpad freezes up temporarily

Windows RT

Sometimes my cursor will freeze on screen (I believe, clicking still works while frozen) but I can't move it....but in unfreezes after a bit. Note: Everything else is working fine in the background, it is only the mouse freezing and I did not hit the touchpad lock or anything. It didn't start doing this until fairly recently. I have windows 10, and a Toshiba laptop.

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Download, install & activate Yesterday, 15:07 0 Comments 0 views

"Sound Blaster Cinema 2" and MSI Motherboard's original DVD drivers & utilities Issues

Windows RT

My OS: Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate Desktop. Motherboard Model: 970-GAMING - AMD (MS -7693) Live Update 6 - Version: 6.2.0.06 After an MSI - Live Update upgrade on Realtek drives (suggested by the Live Update) few days ago, the Sound Blaster Cinema 2, couldn't detect the audio devises, so generally the app it was inactive like. I don't know what to do. Even the System Restore cannot recover the application on a normal state. Days of web search and even the original Motherboard's dvd won't start (Failed to load Hardware Monitor Driver! This program must run as administrator). Even with right-mouse click "Run as administrator" doing the same. The Sound Blaster Cinema 2 file that I downloaded from the support MSI site, won't start, setup.exe does nothing! I even tried to uninstall the "Realtek and Sound Blaster Cinema 2"* drives and re-install them, but without the desired results. (* Can't re-install at all!) • My PC Report file here - or - this one Help me please, a format is the worst case for me now.

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Files, folders & storage Yesterday, 15:07 0 Comments 0 views

Defender wants to scan

Windows RT

This seems to be a fairly common issue. Windows Defender will pop up in the message site that I need to run a scan and I am unprotected. The scan takes a very short time. I know CCleaner can be a problem. I did uncheck the box next to Defender so the log won't be zapped. Still the same thing happens at least once a day. Very annoying. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you

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Accessibility & ease of access Yesterday, 14:44 0 Comments 1 views

I don't even know where to begin. It's that bad.

Windows RT

Well... I'm not completely sure where to begin but from the beginning. One day I got onto my Windows 10 PC that hasn't had any problems. When I got on I realized something was wrong. My screen was black and I could only see my mouse. Explorer.exe had crashed. Ok. Easy fix, Task Manager and start explorer up again. When I started task manager up again I realized something else was wrong. My taskbar was not working what so ever. Tried restarting. Didn't work. Now then I tried to open up the settings with the hotkey and it wouldn't open. So I tried right clicking on the desktop to go to display settings and it gave me this error ---> ms:settings:display - This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the default programs control panel. Mind you this entire time I've had to start explorer from task manager at least 50 times by now. I can open the control panel and anything that task manager will let me open. I've tried the CMD stuff and Powershell. Now maybe I'm not doing it right but it's returned with errors. sfc / scannow did nothing. Any troubleshooter I've tried so far hasn't worked. I want to roll back this update (Currently on version 10.0.14393 Build 14393). Problem is that I can't get to settings. Neither any of the windows apps for that matter. Guys. Any advice will help. Cheers, Skyler

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Accessibility & ease of access Yesterday, 14:22 0 Comments 1 views

preparing automatic repair LOOP

Windows RT

I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows 10 and since Sunday morning (Jan 22nd 2017) after powering up my laptop it has been in a Preparing Automatic Repair loop. I have read numerous fix it type posts on various websites, tried all the different tools within the repair menu as well as the command prompt and nothing seems to help. I am starting to have feelings of regret towards the decision of upgrading to windows 10. If anyone out there has found a solid solution for this problem, any and all feedback would be appreciated.

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Email and communications Yesterday, 14:09 0 Comments 0 views

Windows 10 boot problem

Windows RT

Hello there I have windows 10 installed in my desktop.today when I started my computer I got "Boot from CD:disk boot failure"after some inspection I found that sata cable not properly attached so I attached it and started pc again .but this time it started windows 10 logo appeared but it took nearly 1-2 hours to go on lockscreen and went irresponsive.Then i stared system repair and opened command prompt typed "bootrec /fixmbr" Got this "system cannot find path specified" "bootrec /fixboot" Again "system cannot find path specified" Plz help

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Desktop, Start & personalization Yesterday, 13:34 0 Comments 0 views

windows/fonts "font file names" column empty for MANY fonts

Windows RT

I was looking at fonts in C:Windowsfonts and decided to sort by the column "Font file names" (might have to enable the column, not sure if it is on by default). I have what looks like 100's of files that have no filename listed. I have seen these before, but thought they were variations or fonts in a "TTC" type file that shared the same file with other fonts in the same family or such. But when I sorted by filename, I found tons of files that showed no path, but were simple files in the C:WindowsFonts directory. It seems that if a Font family, shown in the windows font display is split among 1 or more files, the 'filename' column is also blank. Does anyone know how to have it display *any* of the filenames? Ideally, it would show the file for the main-font (regular or medium width -- like filename with no "adjectives" on it). Two examples: "7th Service" having a main file of 7th.ttf + italics in 7thi.ttf would, ideally, show 7th.ttf. "A Charming Font" would show "A Charming Font.ttf", ignoring variants for expanded, italic, leftleaning, outline, and superexpanded (all separate font files). Not that groundshakingly important, but mostly curious if builtin font-page could be more helpful. FWIW, it is easier to locate filenames if you also open an explorer window aside the normal font-display window w/address \localhostcwindowsfonts (assuming you allow yourself to read your file system from the local system :-)). Thanks!

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Accessibility & ease of access Yesterday, 12:44 0 Comments 1 views

Windows 10 - WiFi not working with latest Windows 10 update

Windows RT

I have a desktop PC located remotely so I generally use a wireless adapter to connect to the Internet. I have had Windows 10 for over 1 year and I have successfully connected to the internet with the same wireless adapter. A few days ago, I updated my computer with the latest Windows 10 update (released mid-Jan). I can no longer connect to internet through the wireless adapter. I have moved my PC so I can plug it into an Ehternet cable, however this is temporary until I can fix this wireless. When I go to the Networks page in Settings, I do not see a Wi-Fi option at all. I have checked that the driver for the wireless adapter is current and working. System says it is. I saw the warnings that perhaps the reason there is no Wi-Fi is due to old VPN software. I saw the Microsoft tools/troublepack and tried it - that did not work - I did not have the issue the troublepack would have resolved. I know my wireless network works as I have other wireless devices that are working fine. How can I get the computer to show me Wi_fi options so I can enable the computer to work?

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Accessibility & ease of access Yesterday, 12:18 0 Comments 1 views

Why does the BITS service automatically stop and how to fix?

Windows RT

Okay so I have been trying for these past couple days to run the BITS (Background Intelligence Transfer Service) Service full time. When I set the priority of BITS to "real time" I get much better latency and connection in the video game I enjoy playing. Every time I start BITS it automatically stops after a couple minutes. I was wondering if someone could help me run BITS at real time permanently without being automatically stopped.

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Accessibility & ease of access Yesterday, 11:30 0 Comments 1 views

Windows 10 Anniversary Update Causing Random Display Problem

Windows RT

HP Envy 15 Laptop Model: 15z-j100 Laptop came OEM configured with Windows 8.1. The computer worked flawlessly as purchased. Upgraded to Windows 10 when it became available. Again, the laptop performed flawlessly - no issues. This summer (2016) the Windows 10 Anniversary update was pushed and since then I have had this problem. At random times, maybe once or twice every few hours of use, the display blanks for just a few seconds, 4 times. This is consistent. Also, each time the screen blanks off, when it comes back on, there is an accompanying Windows "notification" tone. The last time the screen blanks, it is for a few additional seconds and the accompanying notification tone is different than the other three times. It is not auto-booting, just momentarily blanking and then returning to the normal display. I can pick right up where I left off. The whole event takes less than a minute. This mode of malfunction is identical every time. I have not found any satisfactory solutions online, have inquired at HP (they don't want to help since it isn't the OEM installed OS), and have just dealt with it until now. Recently, it seems to be occurring more frequently and I am concerned since this is my primary computer for college. I believe there is an issue with the Anniversary update, but I hate to roll back to the original Windows 10 release and lose all of the security updates as well. Help?!

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Other Windows apps 19/01/2017 0 Comments 2 views

Win10 Activation after hardware upgrade broken

Windows RT

I just upgraded my computer, motherboard, cpu, ram, that had previously used Win10 Pro free update from Win7 pro. I understand that major changes have been made, but even after attempting the troubleshoot activation option and selecting the new hardware option Windows fails to connect to the authentication server. Is there a way around this broken dialogue?

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Other Windows apps 19/01/2017 0 Comments 2 views

Taskbar changed from virus

Windows RT

So I think a virus of some sort just installed itself (I'm doing an AVG scan currently) but I was randomly taken to a page a couple minutes ago with the address of (r8980.ru) and I had a bit of a fiasco trying to close out of it, as dialogue boxed kept coming up telling me to add the extension. When I finally got out, by taskbar-- formerly translucent with a good number of icons-- was now solid black with no icons past the default. I also cannot engage the taskview (where you see all open windows and desktops) and am not really sure where to locate this thing or how to revert back to normal. Any tips? Windows 10.

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Update & recovery 19/01/2017 0 Comments 2 views