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General Computer Support / Re: Boot times are in need of attention
« on: February 13, 2017, 04:02:39 PM »
Go to Device Manager and expand Display.

There are three ways you may be able to this - right click on the adapter and select Properties then under the Driver tab, the Roll back driver option may be available.

If it's greyed out then close that window and right click again on the adapter and select Update Driver Software - Browse my computer - Let me pick...

The older driver may be listed for you to click on and then on Next where that will be installed.

The third method would be to use your restore points back to before you updated the driver.
Good, so no need to go Safe mode & uninstall, I can overwrite.

General Computer Support / Re: Boot times are in need of attention
« on: February 13, 2017, 10:46:30 AM »
Re:   Event 501 Desk top manager is experiencing heavy resourse contention.
In  the Intel HD 4000 properties I have driver v. currently installed.
I updated on 9/02/17.using the Intel auto scan / update.
When on the Events tab I "View all events" it takes me to Event viewer error 501.
So I see a connection here at last. The first time stamp is dated 27/09/2015 which I imagine is the original Acer Intel driver. I have got the Acer driver that this unit shipped with ( so I can reinstall this 2 year old driver, run WEI and see its value.
What is best practice for reinstalling the original and removing all traces of the more recent Intel updates?

General Computer Support / Re: Boot times are in need of attention
« on: February 13, 2017, 06:43:26 AM »
Well I have been going through my system following your advice checking Device Manager and event viewer and found a few things that might be slowing down the boot process.
I attch 3 Warnings & Errors I found.
In Device manager I see a long list of "E" in portable devices. Those would be external USB drives as I dont have any partitions. Should I uninstall any ?
In Devices & printers again a big list. I imaging these entries / handshakes are from various computers I have had over the years. Can I delete some of them, will they be recreated as required?
Looking forward to your response & thanks for your time.

General Computer Support / Re: Boot times are in need of attention
« on: February 10, 2017, 09:24:45 AM »
leave it with me, been researching this for a few days & will report back eventualy with outcome.

General Computer Support / Re: Boot times are in need of attention
« on: February 10, 2017, 08:57:27 AM »
thanks for that, what do you think is causing the 57" delay before I get "please wait" on initial boot?

General Computer Support / Re: Boot times are in need of attention
« on: February 10, 2017, 08:30:23 AM »
As I mentioned in first post, ran SFC  and all reported in order.
Screenshot of Task manager -  Memory (post reboot) for your inspection.

General Computer Support / Re: Boot times are in need of attention
« on: February 10, 2017, 08:14:19 AM »
Found this "error" in Event viewer. Unable to decypher this myself. Will check memory presently
I had put the Superfetch service on manual & have changed back to "delayed start", will observe...

General Computer Support / Re: Boot times are in need of attention
« on: February 10, 2017, 07:56:25 AM »
thanks for the quick reply. Defender is my A/V. I can disable remaining start ups and check, though they have been there for several months.

General Computer Support / Boot times are in need of attention
« on: February 10, 2017, 07:44:25 AM »
Acer E1-571. Win 8.1 / I7 3rd gen / 6 Gb Ram
I see my boot times are in need of attention.
Performance Times:
Power on – Black screen to “Please wait”    57”
Log in   till Desktop appears, additional   33”
Icons load                             additional         16”

Disc activity (task manager) show 100% for  another 2'.30”.
Prime suspect appears to be “Service Host Local System (14)”. (see attch for more detail )
I have minimal start up programmes (see attch)

Installed & run : Defender, Malwarebites,JRT, Adaware & Hitman Pro.
SFC reads all well. I ran the tweak repair tool and attch logs though to my eye, all appears well.
This deterioration has been gradual with no precursor, and the laptop flies along otherwise.
I'm very curious about the initial 57” delay before graphics kick in.
I trust I have given you enough detail; Ideas welcome.

General Computer Support / Adobe flash showing vunerable
« on: October 27, 2016, 04:01:54 AM »
I have 2 entries for Adobe flash, Shockwave flash and How do I uninstall the obselete (v. 20 ) entry ?

General Computer Support / USB bluetooth issue
« on: September 15, 2016, 06:51:53 AM »
So when I connect my “i Tech” USB bluetooth adapter (V 2.0)to my Acer 8.1, device detected and drivers load. I change the bluetooth surport service to automatic & manage to pair my Anker bluetooth speakers with the laptop. However, when I power on the speakers, sound drops from the laptop and the Anker speakers work for a moment then nothing. I have the Anker inches away from the USB bluetooth device. Task manager reports Bluetooth not connected. The speakers work fine with my Android phone.
Thoughts welcome..

General Computer Support / cbs logs_makecab.exe
« on: September 14, 2016, 05:42:27 AM »
I came across an interesting article on over size Cbs log file, due to issues with the action of CAB compressor (makecab.exe).

I attch my CBS.log file as I see entries like :
2016-09-14 13:06:00, Info                  CBS    SQM: Failed to start upload with file pattern: C:\WINDOWS\servicing\sqm\*_std.sqm, flags: 0x2 [HRESULT = 0x80004005 - E_FAIL]
2016-09-14 13:06:00, Info                  CBS    SQM: Failed to start standard sample upload. [HRESULT = 0x80004005 - E_FAIL]

What is happning here ?

Running W 8.1 and stable.
Am I right to assume that ccleaner removes the bloated Cbs persist log files ?

The reinstall (at default settings) overwrites the currupted installation and plants the uninstall in correct location. I found a solution but not the cause. The reason for removing was I ran Win Experience Index before and after updating my Intel Graphics driver to latest available driver and found my values actualy decreased with the new driver. I assume my Acer Aspire E1-571 has customised graphics drivers which of course are years old! The update utility did not degrade performance but was unnecessary.
As usual Boggin, thanks for being the first responder.

no refference to programme in iob, no suprise as there is no uninstaller (see attch). Reinstalled and then uninstalled. Solved

How do I uninstall Intel driver update on W8.1? No uninstaller present

Good morning all. Am running W 10 and all appears stable, however I found a folder on my E partition which seems to relate to . Net. Is it safe to delete?
Also in Disc Management I see my Sata HD with C is showing as Disc 1 and my 2nd IDE HD is showing as Disc 0. (I'v allocated my page file to Disc 0). As I said no issues but am curious about this detection. thoughts welcome.

off topic I know though Spybot Anti-Beacon for Windows 10 is a tool that will attempt to curtail Windows 10 from sending data back to Microsoft. Created by the developers of Spybot Search and Destroy.

So users must now agree to give cortana unmitigated access to their PC if they want to use basic functions like search?

Thanks for the prompt reply. I suspect the coprocessor relates to the disabled Nvidia on board graphics. However, I'l wait till the 2nd Aug update and see what its payload is before I decide my next move. Still dont understand the function of a coprocessor !

W 10, smooth upgrade from W 7. well almost. Device Manager shows issue as Other Device with "Coprocessor". Ran Tweaking Hardware Identify and see its flagged as
NVIDIA nForce System Management Controller,NVIDIA,PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0753&CC_0B4000. So right click & get the driver, ran it, briefly got a Nvidia Image then no change, same with the 2nd detect: NVIDIA nForce System Management Controller,NVIDIA,PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0753&CC_0B40, reboot and issue still there.
MB is GF8100VM-M5 with an AMD Radeon HD 4800 graphic card. i tried reinstalling the chipset driver that came with the  GF8100VM-M5, nada.
The pc is stable and fast & the Nvidia Nforce Networking controller is ok. So no symptoms but I'm curious. (Bios set to "Initial Display PCI)

Good evening Boggin, I found "", ran it no change.
I did find add legacy hardware in action / device manager but as I drilled down there was no refference to Nvidia anywhere. Hmm, I'l leave it for the moment.

Device manager under other devices shows coprocessor missing after clean install W 10. No issue with W7 previous OS
Motherboard D845GVSR (yes, old) I cant find a solution on line, now I have the disc that came with that board but its over 10 years old and should I do an install of all drivers from it?
All appears to be working well.

Unable to install Tweaking Repair  3.9.4 on fresh W 10 clean install. Getting error : Missing file  TweakingImgCtl.ocx
I'v disabled defender and tried multiple times with repair tool from site. thoughts or a link to a previous version?

woops! just spotted refference to this in forum, I'l try solution.
And 5 minutes later joyousness, all well & solved

General Computer Support / Re: W 7 SFC log error
« on: June 21, 2016, 04:31:53 PM »
I ran Belarc Advisor, & did a manual install of the detected missing updates & then after multiple reboots, Win updates is working again. hmm.
I see the error flagged in SFC is:
 Cannot repair member file [l:18{9}]"MSDTC.LOG" of Microsoft-Windows-COM-DTC-Runtime.
Full line:
 Cannot repair member file [l:18{9}]"MSDTC.LOG" of Microsoft-Windows-COM-DTC-Runtime, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, file is missing.

Steps taken to date:
1.From Folder Options, turn on the "Show hidden files" and uncheck "Hide protected operating system files". Take ownership of the folder: C:\Windows\System32\MsDtc then delete MSDTC.log
2.Reboot the PC and run sfc again.
NOTE: the MSDTC.log will be re-created again the next time Microsoft-Windows-COM-DTC-Runtime try to log to this file.

SFC still detecting error. My reading continues!

General Computer Support / Re: W 7 SFC log error
« on: June 21, 2016, 06:53:40 AM »
Yep, ran prescan & no coruptions found in packages or enviorn var. Running Surt, "scanning for updates" for 2 hours now.

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