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Restarts After Active Hours Reliability SUCKS!

Q: Restarts After Active Hours Reliability SUCKS!

Greetings All,

I have had really bad frustrations with the unpredictability of Focus Assist and Active Hours ever since build 1809 on Windows 10 and this has now carried over on two PC?s; a Dell Desktop and a Toshiba Laptop. Here are some observations for the Microsoft Answers Community:

I have my Active Hours set from 7am to 11 PM on both computers. I also have notices checked to receive restart notifications. I will get the typical two notifications about the restarts sometimes on Patch Tuesday or the following day.

Sometimes the restarts are fine going without a hitch within about 1-2 hours after the first update notice. Other times for the past two YEARS I keep getting ?Your Computer Will Need to Start Outside of Active Hours, sometimes for FOUR OR FINE DAYS! The restart is not kicking in after the range of Active Hours have ended. This means, that from 11:O1PM to 7:01 AM I am not getting the restarts outside of Active Hours that Action Center says are waiting. Sometimes I just restart the computer through the Windows Start logo button I can?t stand waiting anymore.

What algorithms determine when these restarts happen outside of Active Hours? Why is there a delay of up to four or five days for a restart to occur for Restarts to happen outside of Active Hours? Microsoft needs to get a more definitive time for when the computer is set to restart outside of Active Hours and we need to see this in the Action Center toaster pop-up. Right-now, we have to go to Change Active Hours Settings to pick a day and time, if we don?t want to wait for the restart tick to take effect.

Regards,

Jack

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Preferred Solution: Restarts After Active Hours Reliability SUCKS!

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I don't know if the anniversary update fixed it more, but I've heard people have had Windows 10, restart automatically and reboot after installing certain updates, like when they're in the middle of doing things. I can't say it's actually happened to me. Not that I'm aware of, anyway.
Either way, I think it's pretty stupid how you can only have a 12 hour window for your computer being active. It also says, that it let's you know when your computer needs restarting anyway. So, if that's the case, what's the point in having active hours set, so your computer doesn't restart when you don't want to?
The only thing I'm concerned about, is if I'm in the middle of gaming or something, and it happens and my pc restarts. Or is that now not possible, as it only happens if your computer is idle? I thought I heard somewhere it happened to someone whilst gaming. ****ing stupid idea if you ask me. Especially, when I can't choose to turn off automatic updates because I'm only using the 'Home' edition.
Not even sure how it works. Like if I have my 'active hours' set from 8am to 8pm, what happens after 8pm? Surely gaming too, your computer knows you aren't exactly 'idle'!

A:Active Hours/Update?

I am on home and have mine set similar to you, 9am to 9pm here

From my experience it has never restarted while in the middle of something, if it wants a restart it always schedules it for around 3am or updates itself when i do a shutdown/startup

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This has also been reported in the Windows 10 Feedback Hub as being wonky. For the last two Monthly Windows Updates:

I have my Focus Assist (Active Hours) set from 7am-11pm and the "Notify me when computer needs to restart" box checked in Windows Update settings.

What has happened these past two updates is this:

1.) I get an Action Center luminated notice that the computer needs to restart outside of Active Hours about 7PM.

2.) Active Hours end, and the next morning I find out that Windows Update still has the updates scheduled to be installed in the query.

3.) I have found out that if you do anything to the computer or change time to install updates, the restart "Tick" will be missed and could carry over into the next day.

4.) A user reported that he has had repeated Action Center notices for the past 3 DAYS about needing to restart.

5.) I myself will sometimes click OK and than several hours later the updates have left the query and a check of Update History shows that they were installed.

6.) You can't click the Power Button on the Task Bar Windows icon to just shutdown or restart when an update is in the query. without installing the update.

7.) For this last Wednesday, I did a CTL+ALT+ Delete to do a Restart without updating and than when the desktop came back, Windows Update History showed that the Updates that Action Center had been yapping about needing a restart on July 12th, 2019, where actually installed on July 1oth.

8.) Action C... Read more

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Hello everyone,

So my problem is that my pc restarts every 2-3 hours (regular) after restart BIOS says There is problem with your hard drive please check Event Log for more info, so i opened even log and found.

SYSTEM LOGS:
===================================================================
Log Name: System
Source: ps7apa4b
Date: 2010-03-16 23:14:54
Event ID: 1
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Admin-PC
Description:
Protection Synchronization Driver detected an internal error, contact the customer support service.
===================================================================
Log Name: System
Source: EventLog
Date: 2010-03-16 23:14:58
Event ID: 6008
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Admin-PC
Description:
The previous system shutdown at 11:12:29 PM on ‎3/‎16/‎2010 was unexpected.
===================================================================
Log Name: System
Source: ps7apa4b
Date: 2010-03-16 21:13:35
Event ID: 1
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Admin-PC
Description:
Protection Synchronization Driver detected an internal error, contact the customer support service.
===================================================================
Log Name: System
Source: EventLog
Date: 2010-03-16 21:13:37
Event ID: 6008
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Admin-PC
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A:Pc Restarts Every 3-5 Hours.

Quote:





Originally Posted by n0f3ar


Update Windows license and product key tokens failed with 0xC004F050.

Installation of the Proof of Purchase failed. 0xC004F050




Run the WGA tool to check whether your system is genuine: http://www.microsoft.com/Genuine/
Note that it is against the forum rules to help you if you are running pirated software.
If you did buy it then see if this can help you solve the activation issue: http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/e...9-6245f0961d0b

Regards,
Reventon

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another computer restarts thread. mine started at the same time I installed sp2 and also installed different video editing tools(trying to find that perfect avi to mpeg) have since uninstalled all viedo converters and ran adware ,spybot, avg and online scan. found vbs krepper virus deleted file. I am still running in safe mode that is the only way it won't restart every 2- hours.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 9:15:41 AM, on 9/26/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS2\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS2\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS2\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS2\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS2\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS2\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS2\Explorer.EXE
C:\HJT\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = about:blank
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {00000010-6F7D-442C-93E3-4A4827C2E4C8} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O2 - BHO: IMTHelper Class - {FA1A6CC3-BE63-4f7c-A455-417D35A67DA6} - c:\windows2\system32\tsextsex.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTHelper] CTHELPER.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINDOWS2\UpdReg.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Jet Detection] C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\PROGRAM\ADGJDet... Read more

A:xp restarts since sp2 every 2-3 hours

now i get the blue screen about hardware
stop message
stop 0x0000000A
(0xac60038c,0x00000002,0x00000000,0x0x804eed80)
Thanks for any help

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Hi, with the anniversary upgrade, an active hours period of up to 12 hours is provided, after which, assuming one's PC is on, it will restart if so required for a Windows update.

I realised that programs such as 'Don't Sleep' which optionally block shutdown, hibernate, sleep, may actually be useful in overcoming this restriction.

Would this be likely to work or would an update related restart overcome that? Are there any other options?

I'll try it when I can.

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Hi, my computer restarts every 2 hours because windows 7 RC version expired. I have windows 7 build 7100. How can i prevent restarting or where can i find the final windows 7 ultimate ?

A:Windows 7 restarts after 2 hours??

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Unk75


Hi, my computer restarts every 2 hours because windows 7 RC version expired. I have windows 7 build 7100. How can i prevent restarting or where can i find the final windows 7 ultimate ?


You cant prevent it from happening, and in fact at the end of this month it goes into limited functionality mode. You can get RTM by buying it from MS or other retail source. Your current activation will not work on the RTM (7600)
Ken

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This will take some explaining:

Six months ago, July 2019, I would get two Action Center notifications (set to be notified) "Your Computer is set to restart outside Active Hours. The problem is that the Restarts are not happening. Back in July, I forced the update, ran Windows Update Troubleshooter and all was well with proper restarts for the past six months.

Flash forward last night, get the Action Center notification. See the lamination. Go to bed. Get up the next morning. Action Center is still laminating. (Computer was never automatically restarted overnight.)

Some questions:

1.) How long can I keep the updates in the query before the computer sends up a notification that something is wrong?

2.) I want to learn more about what conditions or time intervals are involved when Active Hours are over that determines WHEN Windows 10 restarts when updates are in the query.

3.) Yesterday, I got a notice about "Rate How Easy it is to Customize Windows 10" in Action Center. Submitted the rating. Today, I got the exact same survey.

4.) With the recent release of Microsoft Edge Chromium I wonder if Microsoft's server notifications are mssed up someway.

5.) Has anyone else had this issue?

6.) Did updating to 1903 improve these conditions?

Jack
 

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My Laptop Restarts within every 3to4 hours. When restarting it doesnt show any shutting down window or an error it suddenly goes down and restarts. i tried by repairing the os but im still having the problem. im using windows 7 ultimate. plz someone help me

A:My Laptop Restarts within every 3to4 hours

By any chance is this the RC-7100 versions that is expiring ?

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Hello everyone!

The title is meant to be a question, but I ran out of characters.

Firstly, I'm running both a Windows 10 and a Linux Mint. As per the default settings, if I turn on my laptop and don't touch it, it boots up Linux, I have to interact to boot to Windows. I usually use Windows, though.

Yesterday, I left home around 4.30 PM, put my laptop to sleep (as the other option was update & shut down, and I didn't feel like doing that). I came home at about 4-5 AM and noticed my laptop was awake (albeit with the screen off), and Linux was up and running. Since nobody at home touched it, the only way this is possible if it woke up from sleep (with Windows running), reboot and automatically boot up Linux. But this still doesn't answer why would this happen.

So can an automatic reboot to install updates wake up a sleeping device, in order to reboot? If yes, is there any way I can disable it? And if it can't, does anyone have a guess as to why did this happen?

Thanks in advance!

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Are there any simple, easy, and free email providers for my website domain email that are free?
example: [email protected] [email protected]

Part of my problem is I'm not 100% tech savvy and probably making this waayyy harder than it should be! There are millions and millions of websites with their own email and for the love of god I can't seem to figure it out!

My website is up on a shared server. My server provider offers "webmail" but it sucks and looks like it's from 1991 Steve Wozniacs garage! No Thanks! #Fail

Here are my observations so far:

1.) GMAIL
- I apparently didn't get the memo to create a free Apps account before they started to charge for setting up your own email with your website domain! No Thanks! #Fail

2.) THUNDERBIRD
- What a piece of crap. I just lost all my inbox and sent messages. The messages never listed from newest to oldest. The design and layout completely sucks. Functionality was crap as it kept creating Trash emails which I never could figure out what the heck they even were! No Thanks! #Fail

3.) OUTLOOK
- I just signed up at Outlook.com and spent hours setting it up with my server. Woo-Hoo! Oh but wait a second! How come emails come in 30 minutes after they are sent?!!! No one bothered to tell me that Outlook only grabs emails from your sever every 30 minutes. How are you suppose to conduct business when you can't reply to people or even know they emailed for 30 minutes!!!! No Thanks! #Fail

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A:HELP! Best Email for Website Domain? Gmail SUCKS - Thunderbird SUCKS! - HELP!!

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Hi!
I've read like 400 forum posts with the same problem without finding the solutions.

My computer can run a game (CSGO) for about 1-2 hours then it restarts. No bluescreen. After that it can restart just by opening a new website on chrome.

Specs:
ASUS motherboard z87-A
GTX 970 strix
Intel i5 3.4 Ghz
16 gb ram Corsair
Fractal design 800w PSU
intel 128gb SSD
This is what ive tried:
Removed 1 ram at the time
Removed the GPU (used the built in one on the motherboard when I tried this)
Checked temps on HWmonitor all looks normal. 30-40 degrees on both GPU and CPU
Reinstalled windows 7 and formated the entire drive before that.
Check the volts on HWmonitor and it looks fine.
Ive done a Memtest over night with 0 errors.
Installed old and new drivers for everything.

Ive checked event viewer and it tells me nothing. Only that computer restarted faulty.

When I run a Furmark test it can sometimes run for hours until I press "space" and make the ring disapear then comeback then it restarts.

Hope someone has some clue of what is going on here.

Thank you very much
 

A:Computer restarts after 1-2 hours of gaming. Tried almost everything. Need ideas of whats going on.

If there's a failure that forces restart, then the EVENTVWR will log it before the restart.
Look again for logs->system, scroll for errors
 

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Computer freezes sometimes when playing DOTA2 or CSGO. Also, computer sometimes restarts itself but fails to boot into windows and goes into a reboot cycle for 3 or 4 reboots until it is able to boot back into windows. I turned on verifier and received a BSOD.
Specs:
i5 2500k
Gigabyte z77-ds3h
WD caviar blue 500gb
crucialx 2x4gig ram
evga 560ti
rosewill 600w powersupply

A:BSOD on startup with verifier active, computer also restarts itself

First of all, I want to warn you that Rosewill PSUs utilize very cheap materials. It is not uncommon to get a bad PSU from them that will die suddenly or cause instability not long into their life. Do not skimp on the power supply, as it is the most crucial element in a PC for stability. Save up for a high end model of some reliable brand names. Good article to read up is here as well as here for a database. Avoid economy versions of any brand, as they most likely have just as cheap of components as Rosewill does.

Anyways, whether it was actually causing your problems or not, Driver Verifier was catching the Gigabyte EasySaver driver doing something funky. Motherboard utilities and software are gimmicky and buggy, and are prone to causing BSODs and other symptoms. It's best to do a cleanup of all of them, leaving only drivers that are specifically designed to provide functionality to a component (e.g. LAN drivers for LAN, audio drivers for audio, etc.). Any driver that is designed to give a "boost" or some other improvement should be avoided. You may need to use something like CCLeaner or Driver Fusion (both free) to entirely remove all this software, since often even their uninstallers are buggy and leave stuff behind.

Once that's all done, test for stability. If it's ok, congrats, otherwise turn Driver Verifier on again, restart, let it crash and send crashdumps.

Oh, and it goes without saying, if you have any overclocking going on, reset to factory defaults. ... Read more

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That is my problem as stated above.

Henry

A:Can't change am/pm in settings, update,change active hours.

Hello Henry,

You should be able to click/tap on the arrows above/below AM/PM, or click on AM or PM to select one like below.

Windows Update Active Hours - Change in Windows 10

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Hi folks,

We need to run a Data Collector Set, to continuously monitor performance of some machines. We created the DCS from a Basic template, configured and started ok.?
However, few hours later the DCS stops, and we get "Access Denied" error when we try to re-start it.?
Deleting the DCS and re-creating it resolves the issue for few hours, but then again the DCS stops few hours later with "Access Denied" error.?
We can not figure out what is causing it. ?
The issue happens to all our Windows boxes, old and new, running different OS, from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2016.?
Any ideas?

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Hello Tech Support!
I have been experiencing an unstable desktop pc for about eight weeks now. I need help!! This pc is eighteen months old, purchased from ibuypower. It is running the original OS, OEM win7 64 bit which I freshly reinstalled last week. BSOD crashes, hardlock crashes, distorted image followed by a loud buzzing. Replaced the video card with another XFX AMD Radeon HD 6870, still crashing. Updated video driver, updated BIOS, ran disk check, ran sfc /scannow no integrity violations, ran mem86 for ten passes no errors, removed two memory stixs still crashing, put stixs in other two slots, still crashing. Tried two other stixs still crashing. Temps look good.
Have not tried driver verifier yet. A complete noob here. Would you please help me?

A:BSOD + loud buzzing Hours and Hours tied up

Asus M4A87TD EVO AMD 870 AMD Phenom ll X6 1090T Black Edition Six-Core CPU 8 GB DDR3-1600 XFX AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB 850W PSU Cooler MAster HAF 922

oops. Here are the specs. Thought they would show up with my name. Sorry about that.

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 the duration of my laptop  HP Pavilion 15-ab269sa has reduced to 2 hours 40 inested of 7 hours 

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Hi,
I've been fighting with some sort of redirect virus. Checked my computer with Malwarebates in Safe MOde, Normal Mode, etc. It did find some viruses but removed them and nothing is present anymore. I also checked my comp with BitDefender online scanner, SuperAntiSpyware, HijackTHis. They don't find any viruses. Computer works fast, although aftre all this checking and removal I found that sometimes when I click two windows too fast it locks and I have to reboot it by reset button.
Now the annoying part is that when I do Google search it still redirects me to various random sites. I also found that when I disable active scripting it does not do that, but then I cannot view YOuTube movies, etc.
Is ther a way to analyze and search for scripts that cause this. I assume it's just some stupid script that gets activated when I'm on line, because none of the AV programs I use finds any viruses anymore.
Any help would be appreciated
Thanks

A:Google redirect? No viruses found but active when active scripting enabled

Could you please post the log files from all the programs you ran? (MBAM and SUPERantispyware) Do NOT post the Hijackthis log.

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Hi everybody,

I am new here and actually after I checked different contributions, I liked the place, it's really helpful, and I hope to be a permanent member. Well, I am new to VBA, and I just got a macro that runs on active open sheet, then I need to run the same macro, but this time on more than a file/ sheet (actually it's a big number, like 1000+), closed and already saved in a folder. I would pretty appreciate if anyone helps me to add the necessary code ( which will direct the macro to : focus on a specific folder in a specific location (e.g. E:\myfolder) , then run on every excel file in that folder, and to save every file before close , doing that until the last file in that folder .. that's it .. Any help?

Many thanks
Jim
 

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Hello, I am trying to find out what kind of network connectivity is typically required between 2 Active-Active data centers? (Keeping in mind the global traffic management would be required between the 2 sites and all the traffic would typically be coming to Site A first though Akamai).

We currently have a GigE (provided by InterNap) coming to our data center.

Thanks,

Sam.
 

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Hi All,

My Application that is active and  40 users are using that, It was working fine on windows xp , but when we installed Windows 7 on users machine , they are facing issues that after few minutes their icon is disappearing and once we are going to check from
taskbar>>customize  and try to change the dropdown of the application it is showing "This
notification icon is not currently active. It will be shown next time it becomes active"

I tried almost all solutions that are on internet , deleting registry/scan system etc. but problem is still there.



Please help me on this.



Thanks,

Afzal

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System Requirements Lab. This site is mentioned in several posts here but I hestitate to follow recommendations listed on the SRL site until I hear that it is reputable. If your game does or doesn't meet minimum requirements, they have a 'recommended' list page which then leads to a site to buy the recommended item(s). Is this truly a good site and the way to go?

There's so much I don't know about computers but my Dell is only 2 years old and was bought with the object of playing games. It is supposedly built for game playing and top of the line for that purpose. However SRL is always saying that I need upgrades. I realize that computers change in the blink of an eye but surely game designers want their games to play on as many different computers as possible?

Thanks for any info or suggestions.
 

A:Not sure about reliability of

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I see lots of problems come by in various forums related to marginal/bad RAM. It is somewhat surprising that more people don't spend the small additional price for ECC memory, which a vast majority of PC chipsets support today. The $20 you save on 512mb of memory is small potatoes to the hours of work and debugging you may spend trying to determine what's going on with your system. I've been equipping my PC's with ECC or parity memory since the '386 days, and I've yet to spend any time debugging memory issues. In the worst case, you get a parity error indication, for most transient errors, ECC will correct them on the fly invisibly to the user. Don't you have better things to do with your time than shoot mystery crashes?

Next time you're buying new memory, consider stepping up to ECC RAM.
 

A:RAM Reliability

ECC stands for Error Correction Code. It is similar to Parity, but more advanced. It can detect multiple errors in data returned from memory and actually correct a single error. ECC memory has 8 extra bits to support the ECC. The System board to be used must support ECC, and all of the memory in the system must be ECC for it to be actively supported. Your system board specifications will tell you whether or not you can use ECC.

More about memory here
 

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Test your SSDs or risk massive data loss, researchers warn

New study finds 13 of 15 flash-based solid-state drives suffer data loss or worse when they lose power.

Companies adopting flash-based SSDs as a cornerstone to the data center storage systems are risking "massive data loss" due to power outages, according to a new study titled "Understanding the Robustness of SSDs Under Power Fault" by researchers from the University of Ohio and HP Labs. In exposing 15 SSDs from five different vendors to power loss, researchers found that 13 suffered such failures as bit corruption, metadata corruption, and total device failure. The paper did not specify which vendors' drives were used.

The researchers' conclusion: "SSDs offer the promise of vastly higher performance operation; our results show that they do not provide reliable durability under even the simplest of faults: loss of power."



Test your SSDs or risk massive data loss, researchers warn | Solid state drives - InfoWorld

It certainly pays to have a complete disk image at all times.

A:SSD Reliability

And always use a UPS on your systems.

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· OS - Windows Vista 
· x86 (32-bit) · What was original installed OS on system? Vista· Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system)  · Age of system (hardware)  2009· Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS?  2009  no· CPU  Intel® Core™2 Duo [email protected]· Video Card  AMD Radeon HD 5450· MotherBoard -  Dell   0RY007· Power Supply - brand & wattage · System Manufacturer  Dell· Exact model number    Inspiron 530
Desktop

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hi i am concerned about buying an ssd drive ( OCZ vertex III 120GB for operating system), for my new pc, i've heard that they have quick reads but slow write speeds. and thus are unreliable, am i correct? isn't someone out there fixing these problems?, what should i do? thank you .(please don't email your reply as it is down)

A:ssd reliability?

SSDs are probably more reliable than mechanical hard drives. They are best suited for an OS and programs. As such, you will never notice the 'slow' write speeds. I have 5 of them and am quite happy with them and have had no problems. There have been some issues reported with the Vertex III firmware. I don't know if it has been resolved or not. My best suggestion is go to a place like Newegg and read the user reviews. They are the best judge. I'm not sure where you are, but even if you don't buy at Newegg, it is still a good place to research.

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I know every one as their own idea between Intel and amd processors but are there any reliability issues with phenom 9850 quad core for some minor games and more net searching and multi task work, Or as it got to be Intel quad do these give problems, Any problems i have is always down to my trying out a lot of freeware and when i remove it some times i will get trouble, but i just live with it as it is down to me. Thank's.
 

A:Solved: CPU reliability

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Hi all,

Just curious if anyone can tell me how reliability viewer is setup to view on remote win7 PC's.

I can go into Perfmon and connect to a remote PC, but when I right click on monitor to view reliability report it just opens my local machine report.

The RAC task is running on all PC, so the RACagent is up and going. I followed the technet instructions, but nothing I do seems to bring up the remote PC report. I can run the system diags on the remote PC and get all the correct info, so I know part of this is working. Its just reliability monitor that will not work correctly.

Thanks,

A:Reliability Monitor

I was curious so i played with this, and i see the Reliability Monitor history for the remote PC.
I started the remote Reliability Monitor program by typing reliability in the search box and clicking on View reliability history.

I'm a Home user, using TeamViewer free for remote access/help.

I connected from a Win 7 OS, to a remote PC running Win 7.
Your specs show Win 10 OS, i haven't tested with that.

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Faulting application name: svchost.exe, version: 6.1.7600.16385, time stamp: 0x4a5bc100
Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 6.1.7600.16695, time stamp: 0x4cc7ab86
Exception code: 0xc0000374
Fault offset: 0x000cea27
Faulting process id: 0x1a64
Faulting application start time: 0x01cbcee72ad346db
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\svchost.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ntdll.dll
Report Id: 4541f3eb-3b7d-11e0-b18d-5cac4cee3ad4
 

A:Reliability moniter

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i intend to purchase from one of these cdrw manufacturers : micro solutions, teac, spressa, que and magic writer. appreciate advise on your estimate of reliability and performance. (realize generality but any comment is welcomed)
 

A:product reliability

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Having been the route of cheap cd roms, modems etc... My suggestion is to by a name you can trust for support. The TEAC or the Sony Spressa would be the 2 I would try to decide between.

Just an opinion.
 

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I am using a brand new LG burner with Nero7. With my old internal CDRW drive, I've burned CD-Rs of many brands, mostly TDK, Maxell, Sony, Dynex. I had a few coasters/bad burns with any brand I tried, the same % with cheap CD-Rs(Dynex, house brand) as with those costing twice(Sony). In fact, because of this, I only bought the cheap Dynex CD-Rs until I switched to DVD's.

Now I read not to use cheap DVD-Rs made in China, such as Dynex, Playo(which now goes for $4.99 - 60spindle at Staples). However, all brands are made in Taiwan it seems, and whichever are made in Japan either arent sold in major stores such as Circuit City, Best Buy, Staples, or are always sold out.
I wanted to stick with Dynex(50 DVD-Rs for $8.99) but picked up a spindle of 50 Nexxtech DVD+Rs at Circuit City for $7.99. Burned fine, and was verified by Nero. If that's the case, and I make 2 copies, why should I be worried that the DVDs will go bad in 3 years as I will re-burn them by that time anyway?
 

A:reliability of cheap DVD-Rs

Gomar said:


I wanted to stick with Dynex(50 DVD-Rs for $8.99) but picked up a spindle of 50 Nexxtech DVD+Rs at Circuit City for $7.99. Burned fine, and was verified by Nero. If that's the case, and I make 2 copies, why should I be worried that the DVDs will go bad in 3 years as I will re-burn them by that time anyway?Click to expand...

Under the conditions you've specified, no reason to worry at all.
To ease your mind, you might test a few you've burned for satisfactory performance on another drive if one is available.
Storing disks carefully is an important consideration, too. You can Google loads of guidance on best practice.
Don't stick labels on them!
 

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How reliable are name brand DVDs (eg. TDK Gold) +or- R for long term storage when stored correctly? Some reports say many years but I see the occassional comment saying don't use them???
I want them for a fall back system image and archiving data.

A:Reliability of DVDs

Flash drives are the most reliable media storage currently being marketed. But backups need about 50-70 GB's, so until they're affordable and available, I read that Memorex combines a 24-karat gold reflective layer, high performance dye and its innovative DuraLayer(TM) scratch-resistant technology to create Memorex Pro Gold Archival CD and DVD Media.

But Memorex's reported quality isn't the greatest, so I'd recommend "archive quality" disks from one of the better reported Mfgr's, ref...

http://www2.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/s...04242153&EDATE=

http://www.cdr-zone.com/articles/rec...ty_page_1.html

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I had Google App do something funny on me today and look around and found out my computer been having two problems but I didn't know what the issues are. So I look in my Reliability Monitor and found two problems

Compatibility Appraiser -> I think is from an update and uninstall all Windows 10 stuff.
These updates --> Stop Windows Telemetry/Tracking/Upgrading to Win10 ? alaya:techne
So I believe this to be fixed.

Windows Explorer - This one is a little harder I think.


Code:
Description
Faulting Application Path: C:\Windows\explorer.exe

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Explorer.EXE
Application Version: 6.1.7601.17567
Application Timestamp: 4d672ee4
Fault Module Name: MSVCR90.dll
Fault Module Version: 9.0.30729.6161
Fault Module Timestamp: 4dace4e7
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 000000000001e1ac
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 435a
Additional Information 2: 435a7c32d55a94f4103d16cad775fc40
Additional Information 3: 85d8
Additional Information 4: 85d823c90eed69f678bdd93486193011

Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID: 60748904
I also attach a BSOD stuff that I should run in case I get BSOD just in case someone would like to see if any information is there that is causing this problem.

A:Reliability Monitor Don't Get

Are you actually having a problem with your computer?.

Do you want to install Windows 10. If you don't want to install Windows 10, read through this forum website on how to disable it. Scroll down until you find Option 3 & then download the Disable Get Windows 10.

Get Windows 10 Icon - Remove from Taskbar in Windows 7 and 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

From what your post says it looks like your computer is being prepared for Windows 10, so disabling it should fix the problem.

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Buying Reliability

This is an interesting article that covers how to buy reliable components for computers.
 

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This is the second time in less than a month I have had a Maxtor hdd fail . Both different boxes . Anyone else having a run on bad drives from them ??
Is Western Dig any better ?

Thanks

XJ
 

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For the last week or so, Reliability Monitor has been showing the attached info periodically.
It makes no sense. There are 128 successful updates and 10 failures (5 pairs) each time, always the same.

The system seems to be operating normally.

Any suggestions?

Rob.

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Is anyone aware of any articles comparing different brands of RAM and their reliability?

I have gone through two sets of RAM made by two manufactuers. One by Kingston , the other crucial. I seem to get failures every 6 to 8 months.

I am giving Corsair a try next.
 

A:RAM brand reliability

In my opinion Corsair, and Kingston are the best. Link me the ram that you failed with.
 

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Does anyone know how RELIABLE flashdrives are? For example if I store files on them, then attempt to read the files 10 years later, will they still be readable? How about if I go through 10,000 cycles of writing and erasing info on them -- do they "wear out"?

For safety and reliability in recovering data, how do they compare to 1) a standard hard drive, 2) a floppy drive, 3) a zip drive, 4) a tape drive, 5) a C/D?

Are some brands better than others?

Would be grateful for any info....thanks!
 

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I have searched this site and applied the fix (settings) suggested to restore it's operation but mine is still not updating.Is there a current fix for this problem.OS Vista home premium sp2

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Hello, I am trying to determine how many VMs across how many regions and/or cloud platforms would be needed to reach five nines availability? Any help would be greatly appreciated
 

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Hello everyone,
 
My name is George and I was the unfortunate owner of a Dell Inspiron 9300.
At the begining I let myself dragged in the salesman web of promises of quality products and outstanding customer support, but what I got was a system that performed lower than my 5 years laptop and I "enjoyed" the so called "award winning customer support  from Dell" which means being on hold and passed from one department to another.
 
The only thing I have to say is buy a Dell only if you want to get ripped off and enjoy staying on the phone with represantatives who are almost powerless!
 
 
P.S: I have another two friends with similar problems regarding desktops.

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so are there any specific problems you might like help with or are you just venting?

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Hey guys,

I'm currently living in a country that blocks a good portion of the web. I've been using Private Internet Access to get around the blocks, but every 10 minutes or so, despite still being connected, the local censors seem to catch on. Anyone know what's going on?
 

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i have just realized that the Reliability Monitor has stopped updating on my machine i have looked at the settings but it looks ok what is the best way to reset it and get it up and running again?

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Hi,

This might help


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So I've heard Thinkpads were extremely reliable and had been recommended them by a couple of friends. Since then I've owned an X220 and a T430s. Reliability  is not the word I'd use to describe my experience. The X220 had issues because it never shut down, it would always reboot instead of shut down I believe this is a motherboard issue and is not something I would expect. The T430s had the latch of the screen break,. Also pretty strange considering I opened/closed the screen at most once a day on average, once to open it in the morning and once to close it in the evening. Before my Thinkpads I've had an Asus that lasted 5 years before having any issue (hard drive broke) and another asus vor about the same time. I find this very unfortunate, because the build quality is great, the hardware configuration guide is superb, and I love the trackpoint. I find this very unfortunate because I absolutely love them while they work, they just don't seem to work very well for me. I'm wondering if I'm the only one that is having these reliability issues and that I am just "unlucky" when it comes to thinkpads, or that reliability just isnt one of their characteristics anymore?

A:Thinkpad reliability?

The Thinkpad used to be my laptop of choice.  Now I am almost frustrated to tears with them.Of the more recent ones I have owned, my ThinkPad X220 acceptable, but the T450s I have now is a "hunk of junk".  My wife has an X230 which is greatly inferior to the X220. Lenovo has truly strayed from the path with the recent Thinkpads.  Maybe, just maybe something will come of David Hills Retro Thinkpad Project.  Until then, my next laptop will probably be a Dell or HP---or at least something like a TouchPoint.

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I have searched this forum--and others--for information on motherboard reliability. I found a posting on this forum by gotroordude going back to 2003, saying "...motherboard stability and reliability can almost be taken for granted these days." Didn't the bad capacitor problem show up about then?

However, what I would like to find is independent (of manufacturer) reliabilty test data--if it exits--especially if available online, although given the seemingly endless variations in products I suspect my quest is not likely to be satisfied.

I am particularly interested in comparing manufacturers (perhaps selected product groups), vs. specific products.

I would like to know if there is a knowledgebase available that provides some insight into past performance of today's primary manufacturers.

Even some anecdotal info would be helpful, although I realize it must be discounted.

No, I am not an attorney trying to find a potential class action suit--just a less than power user trying to evaluate bids for a new computer.

Can anyone help?

Thank you.
 

A:Motherboard reliability

I'm afraid whoever you ask will probably tell you differently. For me, Intel boards are the best but obviously they require Intel cpu's and you didn't state what you are looking for.
Next to Intel for me I have Biostar and lately Gigabyte followed by Msi. Least favorite for dependability which I will never use, Ecs, Pc Chips, Matsonic, mercury
 

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