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General Computer Support / Re: Windows 10 and msconfig
« on: August 18, 2015, 03:33:52 am »
That makes sense...

General Computer Support / Re: Windows 10 and msconfig
« on: August 17, 2015, 05:51:47 pm »
OK, Thank you!

General Computer Support / Re: Windows 10 and msconfig
« on: August 17, 2015, 01:56:08 pm »
So what do you suggest I do?

General Computer Support / Re: Windows 10 and msconfig
« on: August 12, 2015, 10:36:21 am »
I think so, but I'm not sure! It seems that my machine rebooted last night...update? and everything seems to have loaded except google drive so far, but I can manually load that. But the first day or so that I was on Windows 10, the start menu was not working. So I rebooted and got this CRITICAL ERROR, START MENU AND CORTANA DID NOT LOAD. WE WILL TRY TO FIX IT ON NEXT LOG IN. But I couldn't get anywhere with that! It wouldn't load, each time I'd try to log in, it would give me the same message so I was in a loop. Finally I did a control/alt/delete and opened the task manager. Nothing was running so I started a new task and ran misconfig. I set it to normal, rebooted, and everything has seemed OK since. But it is still defaulting to selective startup in misconfig. Will I not be able to boot into safe mode??

General Computer Support / Re: Windows 10 and msconfig
« on: August 12, 2015, 03:17:29 am »
If I set it to normal through msconfig and reboot when it asks me to, it will reboot normally; however, it reverts back to selective startup as a "default" after the reboot. I haven't booted into safe mode since the Win 10 upgrade...

General Computer Support / Re: Windows 10 and msconfig
« on: August 10, 2015, 02:35:16 pm »
Still didn't work!

General Computer Support / Re: Windows 10 and msconfig
« on: August 10, 2015, 12:40:42 pm »
Yes, I made sure of that!

General Computer Support / Windows 10 and msconfig
« on: August 08, 2015, 12:49:05 pm »
I have just updated my PC to Windows 10 from Windows 7, and everything is going fine so far, except..... I did a clean boot on the machine before installing the update. I have found that now, I am unable to permanently change the msconfig start up option to normal. I can set it to normal and reboot, but it reverts back to selective startup after the reboot. I was going to check the "make all boot settings permanent" box, but I was warned that this could not be undone or reversed! So I'm at my wits' end as to how to set a default, etc. for the boot. Any suggestions? And thank you! :confused: :teeth: :thinking:

PS I just upgraded to the newest version and it still didn't appear. I rebooted and IT STILL WASN'T THERE! BUT I was able to click on the .exe file that goes with the WR repair icon application and it placed it in the taskbar. I was not able to do that before, so I don't know if it was the upgraded version or the reboot. Always before, it just appeared in the taskbar after a reboot. :confused:

I am fairly new to, probably about 3 weeks or so, and I did purchase the pro version. The icon keeps disappearing from my taskbar! When I go to start/programs/ windows repair icon and I click it, Windows asks me if I want to allow it, which I say yes, and then nothing happens! I have to reboot to get it back! What am I doing wrong?

Thank you so much for your imput, I will have to digest this....

Thank you very much! I will wait for further advice before proceeding... :smiley:

Also, for example, the bios update files are .202 and Windows can not open them. When windows goes online to find programs to open I don't know anything about them! They found a program called "Open.202 File" From it is a sponsored site...

Thank you for your imput. I had done all that...I ran the Windows 7 upgrade adviser, and it said I'm good to go for 32 or 64. I also looked at the hardware in the tools and performance view in control panel and the machine is definitely 64 bit compatible. I also ran the Windows 8 Upgrade adviser, and it said I'm ok with that except for a few "minor" things which could be addressed. However, I really don't want to load Windows 8 on a machine that is 6 years old. I also went to the Asus website for the Vista drivers and it makes NO SENSE to me: There are a bunch of folders there. I downloaded a few and unzipped them. But the files in the unzipped folders don't mean anything to me! So I went to majorgeeks to try and find a FREE program to update drivers. All of them give you a free partial scan or something and then want money. So I don't know if any of them are worth it. So one of them said that I have 12 drivers out of date and offered to update them for purchasing the program. So I went to the device manager and asked Windows to search online for all of those "out of date drivers" and Windows said all of them except one were up to date, and it updated the one that needed to be updated!!!! So I'm wondering if these device programs are a big rip?! Anyway, I won't buy any of them unless I they are portable and can be used on other machines...any suggestions there?
I have also found a copy of Windows 7 and Window 8.1 reasonably priced: and so I still don't know what to do there. But it looks like there is a money back guarantee, so I should be ok there>>>> :undecided: :confused: :thinking:

Hello, I have an older ASUS laptop X71SL running Vista Business 32 bit and I would like to do a custom installation of Windows 7 64 bit, but I don't know where to get a disk at a price that is reasonable given the age of the laptop. I bought it in 2009. Also, I'm not geeky enough to figure out how to update the drivers from the Asus support site...any advice or should I just forget it? Thank you! :undecided:

General Computer Support / Re: gmail alternative
« on: June 30, 2015, 06:04:05 pm »
I will look into it! Thank you soooo much!

General Computer Support / Re: gmail alternative
« on: June 30, 2015, 05:44:16 pm »
Thank you so much...I set up a yahoo email account today to start, but I will definitely look into these... :cheesy:

General Computer Support / Re: gmail alternative
« on: June 29, 2015, 06:05:00 pm »
So here is what they are telling me:

Hello Google user,

Thank you for reaching out about your difficulties accessing your Google account. We understand how frustrating that must be, and apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced.

However, we're happy to say that we've got good news for you! We've looked into your account and it's still active, so you should be able to access it. May we ask you to please try one more time? Make sure that you correctly enter your username and password.

If you can't remember your password, go to this form and select "I don't know my password."

If you can't remember your username, but still have access to the email address you used to create your account, you can regain access to your account by selecting "I don't know my username."

If you are having other problems signing in, please go to this form to troubleshoot your issue.


The Google Accounts Team

However, I can' together on!! What should I do? Thanking you in advance.

General Computer Support / gmail alternative
« on: June 29, 2015, 06:02:10 pm »
I am wondering if there is a good alternative to gmail. I am really honked off at them right now. They have "locked down" my account for no reason, and I can not log on unless I am on my mobile devices and it goes through Apple. I was sending a bunch of attachments to friends, when suddenly I was locked down. I have submitted my ticket to them, and they inform me that I am in good standing and I just need to "log on" again. But I keep getting the message:

To keep our systems healthy, Google has temporarily disabled your account. This primarily occurs when we detect unusually high levels of activity on your account. In most cases, it should take one hour to regain access. In rare cases, it can take up to 24 hours for access to be reinstated.

We’re sorry for the inconvenience.

Here are some reasons why this could have happened:

    Receiving, deleting, or downloading large amounts of mail via POP or IMAP in a short period of time.
    Sending a large number of messages to many people.
    Being logged into or synchronizing Gmail on many computers, clients, or mobile devices.
    Browser-related issues. If you find your browser continually reloading while attempting to access your Inbox, it’s probably a browser issue, and it may be necessary to clear your browser’s cache and cookies.
    Providing access to file-sharing, file-storage software, email analytics services, browser extensions, or third party software that automatically logs in to your Gmail account.

For more help troubleshooting this issue, click here. For Google Apps users, please contact your administrator if you have any further issues.

I can not get on to my email account. I like that I don't have to keep my emails on my hard drive but can access the email anywhere...WHEN IT WORKS!!!

Any suggestions? I am fed up with them. This has happened before. I will send another post with the reply they give me from my ipad...

So far, so good! I had to reinstall everything, but looks like everything is back to normal...FINALLY!! I'll keep you posted if I have any problems. Thanks for inquiring and helping... :smiley:

Well, I don't know about that, but it's too late now, anyway..... :teeth: :cry: :confused: :sad:

I did not have the install disks, but Windows is being reloaded with the repair tech's OEM disks? Could he have done a repair/install?

Do you mean a new format and install? The others Boggin and Jraju said it should have been a repair install?

Thank you for replying, Shane. I haven't picked up my machine's not ready but should be this morning! I have never had to take my computer to a shop in the 30 + years I have been nutty over them. I'm not a tech, but I can usually fix my own problems! I have had techs come to me occasionally, though, over the years to help with a glitch or so....the worst time was around 2000 when I had been on vacation for a couple of weeks and my son had ruined my hard drive by turning it into a recording studio using Napster...( he was forbidden to use my machine as I needed it for my business, but you probably know how teenagers are...if you don't yet. YOU WILL..I promise :cheesy:)

Anyway a tech helped me install a new hard drive and get back running. Other than that, no serious problems as I am careful.

Oh, luck! :teeth:

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