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Automatic Restart on Boot Unless I choose "Disable Automatic Restart",,,,

Q: Automatic Restart on Boot Unless I choose "Disable Automatic Restart",,,,

Hello everyone,

I have searched around a bit to see if others have ran into this problem, but I have had no luck so far. When I start my computer, it pops up with the standard menu it uses when an OS error has caused a restart. I can't get it too load windows using safe mode, last known good configuration, or normal mode. I never even see the windows loading screen, it restarts immediately.

Here is what I have tried:
1) I ran a check disk using the recovery console but it did not fix the problem.
2) I manually backed up the SYSTEM, SAM, DEFAULT, SECURITY, and SOFTWARE files from the root\windows\system32\config folder. I then replaced those files with ones from a few days ago located in the root\system volume information\ folder. It did not fix my problem.
3) I'm about to re-install windows when I decide to press f8 on boot and disable automatic restarts on system failure just to see if I'm missing some sort of BSOD. Windows completely loaded without any problems.
4) This confused me so I reversed the actions I took in step 2 (above) just to see whether it would boot with the original files as long as I chose "Disable Automatic Restarts on System Failure." It loaded windows without a problem.
5) I restarted to see whether it would boot normally or not. Again, it wouldn't load windows with any options other than the "Disable automatic restarts on system failure" option.

At this point, I'm pretty confused. Could the OS be mistaking an error and automatically restarting for no reason? That is the only logical reason I can think of as to why windows will load only when using the disable automatic restarts option. I have never ran across such a crazy thing. Any ideas? Thanks guys!


EDIT: The OS: Windows XP Pro SP3

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A: Automatic Restart on Boot Unless I choose "Disable Automatic Restart",,,,

Any ideas? I can just re-install, but I want to figure this out. It seems so odd to me. Thanks!


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You can press F8 for the boot options window, and choose "Disable automatic restart on system failure" option, but this seems temporary, for that boot only. I'm on WinXp 64 bit.

How to make "Disable automatic restart on system failure" permanent?

A:Permanent "Disable automatic restart on system failure"

Go to Start> Control Panel> Sysytem> Advanced> Startup and Recovery settings>
Then untick the Auto Reboot Box
After that any blue screen will stay on.

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Hoping someone can assist me in getting my Mother's laptop back in shape. She recently returned from a winter in FL and has the following problem. When she is connected via Eartnlink dialup either for email or Web browsing she eventually gets the following message:

"Windows must now restart because Remote Call Procedure (RPC) service terminated unexpectedly"

Then a mintue countdown starts, giving time to close programs, and the computer is shutdown and restarted.

About 50% of the time this is preceeded by a Norton virus detection message for either the "Worm 32 Blaster virus" or the "Welchia virus". I have updated all her virus program and run a scan and no viruses are detected, I also ran the Norton downloaded and ran the Norton fixes for these viruses but again they were not detected. The virus detection message refers to either the file "Windows\System32\config\System profile\Wks. Patch [1].exe" or a Temp file under System 32. I cannot find this file.

This only occurs when online. Any thoughts so that I can get my 75 year old mother back on the net?

A:"Automatic System Restart"

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Windows 10 Home rebooted for an unknown reason this morning.
I woke up and found my pc hanged and unresponsive.
I was able to connect through the vnc server, and saw the dot-circle going round and round. Just stuck there.

I had to hard reboot. When I checked the Event Viewer, I could not determine what triggered the restart.

Yesterday, I installed a new nvidia graphics driver, but did not reboot. It did not ask me to.

Windows update setting is set to "notify me to schedule restart"
I set that a long time ago. so it's not supposed to auto reboot.

What other ways does Windows auto reboot? I need to shut them off.

I need my pc to have 100% uptime, and only allow manual reboots. I hate when I wake up to surprises like this.

A:how to disable all automatic restart in windows 10?

Run CMD as admin and copy/paste:

reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v "AlwaysAutoRebootAtScheduledTime" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v "NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f

Originally Posted by link626

Windows update setting is set to "notify me to schedule restart"
I set that a long time ago. so it's not supposed to auto reboot.

That setting works only for a limited time, eventually Windows will restart itself.

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I have a XP Pro machine at home and I am in the process of doing some things that will take a long time to complete (several hours). The problem is, Automatic Update just updated and keeps prompting me to restart. I know if I just leave the PC, it will eventually restart on its own which will kill everything I am doing right now. How do I disable automatic restarting so it doesn't do this? I don't have a server or active directory running. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks

A:XP Pro, Disable Restart After Automatic Updates

Nevermind I figured it out


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Hi everyone,
Newbie here so hope I posted this in the right section.

I am not able to boot up my laptop at all so I cannot do the DM Log Collector, sorry!

I own an ASUS R500A laptop that seemed to have crashed for no reason yesterday. I was using it, went afk for a few hours, came back and saw it in Windows Error Recovery. I had 2 options - Start Windows Normally or Launch Startup Repair. Start Windows Normally loops back to Windows Error Recovery. Launch Startup Repair takes me to a blank screen with ASUS logo and a window X:\windows\system32\cmd.exe. I am unable to type anything in this box.

I cannot boot in Safe Mode (loops again). I get BsoD when i choose "Disable Automatic Restart Upon System Error". I did not install any new hardware or software recently. I also don't have a Windows 7 DVD or Recovery Disk to boot from. After a few more times trying to reboot, F8 on start up no longer takes me to the screen where I can choose to boot in Safe Mode. All I get is the Windows Error Recovery window.

Is this something I can fix on my own or should I bring it to a repair shop? I would appreciate any help you guys can provide! I'm heartbroken that I might have lost all my pictures of my beloved pets that have passed on, as well as my school work.

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..."Click here to fix this problem"

I don't want Automatic updates and turned them off. Now I want to get rid of this pesky popup...

A:How to disable the Microsoft corner popup about "Automatic Updates is Turned Off"...

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I wanted to disable the highly irritating "automatic image resizing" function in Firefox. So I followed these steps:

I went to >

1. about:config in the browser
2. Entered "browser.enable_automatic_image_resizing" in Filter field.
3. Double-clicked the single result and changed it to False.

No effect.

Everything still gets resized if it's a large image. I also closed and restarted Firefox.

Any suggestions?

A:Solved: Firefix didn't disable "automatic image resizing"

Can you give us an example (website) of an image getting resized?

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I have an external & internal HDD that are both encrypted with Truecrypt.

Whenever I plug the external HDD in the computer, because of the true crypt formatting, it thinks the HDD is new & wants to format it.

Likewise when I am looking at my computer I can see my main internal HDD listed with a drive letter even when truecrypt does not have that HDD mounted and if you click on it it prompts you to format the drive then too.

Is there a way to disable any of this? I don't want the accidental situation where someone may be logged onto my name, or their own on this computer & accidentally click & format my main media HDD.


A:How to disable automatic "Format disk" when new HDD is connected?

For a partition all it needs is to enter Disk Management, right click the partition and choose Change Drive Letter and Paths, and then Remove. I think the same applies to a HDD. Another method to get rid of these prompts is to initially format the partition as Linux as that is ignored by the OS. Works for me anyway.

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HI, I normally connect to client VPN to access their systems. To connect to VPN, IKE and Authip IPsec keying modules should enabled. I made it automatic from services, and after restart the computer, it changed to disabled. So i thought IKE service
will enable if i try to connect to VPN which also not worked. I have to enable it manually. Is there something that anyone can help? Any help will help here.

Thanks All.

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I am using XP and IE 6.0. I tried to disable "use automatic configuration script" in IE but it always comes back enabled. It is currently set to "http://localhost:9100/proxy.pac".

Does anybody know how to fix this issue. I already ran "regsvr32 /u ahiehelp.dll" which was suggested on the microsoft web site but it did not help.

Thanks very much for any suggestions.

A:Cannot disable "use automatic configuration script"

I got it resolved by removing Google Web Accelerator.

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Hopefully a new and exciting one for the experts.

Some weeks ago my desktop (Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit) started crashing sometimes, mostly when I put it into suspend mode. It could generally be restarted by powering up again, sometimes a couple of times. I didn't do anything unusual at the time such as major new hardware or programs.

Now the problem is systematic and I can't really boot anymore in normal mode. Windows 7 hangs on the screen with the four-colored animated window early in the process.

I've tried:

* The auto-repair option when booting. This reports an error for which no solution is known:

1 6.1.7600.16385
2 same number
3 unknown
4 21200699
5 ExternalMedia
6 2
7 NoRootCause
Operating system 6.1.7600.
"Gebietsschema" (German word) 1031

* The repair tools on my Windows 7 installation disc. Again no joy.

* Re-installing Windows 7. I did this as an "upgrade", not as a completely fresh install, as I couldn't face re-installing programs and getting user data off and on. The re-install itself did seem to finish. But every time the computer had to be restarted it would freeze. I then turned it off and on manually, and it continued as expected.

* sfc /scannow

* Memory test

* Booting with a protocol file (F8, ntbtlog.txt).

* Fixing the master boot record.

I've not tried restoring to my only system image (9 months old), as I thought this cannot be better than re-ins... Read more

A:Boot, automatic restart don't work

What external media do you have plugged into the system? Things like phones, external hard drives, other USB/1394/eSATA devices? Try unplugging everything external to see if the system will boot.

Can you boot into Safe Mode with Networking?

Please zip up the contents of the C:\Windows\Minidump folder (if there is anything) and upload it with your next post.

Please do this also:
- Go to Start (or press the “Win” and “R” keys at the same time), type in "msinfo32" and press Enter
- When the utility opens, save a copy of it as an .nfo file, and another copy as a .txt file
- Zip them up and upload them with your next post

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The Windows 8.1 method is not working...

I cannot find "Idle Maintenance" under TaskScheduler anymore!!!

A:How to disable "Automatic maintenance"?

No, I don't think you can disable automatic maintenance in Windows 10 any more .

However, as you are asking about SSDs here http://www.tenforums.com/performance...tml#post812621 I'm guessing it's the automatic optimisation that you want to turn off. That you can do.

Start the 'Defragment and Optimize Drives' app and click the 'Change settings' button.

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i keep encounter this auto restart error therefore i decided to uncheck the automatic restart checkbox in system properties to get a BSOD so that i know what happen, but even if i uncheck it, my cpu still auto restart without generating a BSOD

i also checked my windows folder but there are no \Windows\Minidump in it

A:Auto restart even if uncheck automatic restart

Upload Dump Files:
Please go to C:\Windows\Minidump and zip up the contents of the folder. Then upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
Left click on the first minidump file.
Hold down the "Shift" key and left click on the last minidump file.
Right click on the blue highlighted area and select "Send to"
Select "Compressed (zipped) folder" and note where the folder is saved.
Upload that .zip file with your next post.

If you have issues with "Access Denied" errors, try copying the files to your desktop and zipping them up from there. If it still won't let you zip them up, post back for further advice.

If you don't have anything in that folder, please check in C:\Windows for a file named MEMORY.DMP. If you find it, zip it up and upload it to a free file hosting service - then post the link to it.
Then, follow the directions here to set your system for Minidumps (much smaller than the MEMORY.DMP file): Set MiniDump

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Hi there,
I loaded a new game on to my Laptop, which is running XP Pro. Consequently the game kept causing a BSOD which flashed by too fast to read anything. So I followed the below tutorial:
I applied steps 1 through to 8 and upon rebooting my system, and now the laptop automatically (and instantly) turn off upon commencing the boot cycle.
Just as the BIOS begins to load, offering F9 & F11 as options the whole thing shuts down, barely giving you enough time to blink!
Note that I did not have any PC issues at all, other than loading a new game which caused a BSOD. I have since found out that all I needed to do was to update the graphics driver.
So my question is, 'how do I manage to boot the laptop up and change the settings back to where they were'?

A:Disabling Automatic Restart created boot issue

...I'm not a moderator, just a member, but I would try this - shutdown, try booting into safe mode by continuously tapping F8 as it starts up - if it works, change your settings at this time - I would then run check disk - start button, run, type cmd, in the run box, then type chkdsk /r  in the command line (note the 1 space between the k, & the /), enter, read the paragraph, & type y for yes, enter, then type exit, enter, restart computer & let it run to completion - it will reboot itself when finished - check disk should correct any errors that cause your blue screen issue - good luck...

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Hi all,

I've got a real problem on my hands with my acer laptop. Every time I boot it up, it comes to the screen where it says that Windows encountered a problem. It then asks me to chose whether to boot windows normally, or in safe mode etc. I have chosen all of the options and the outcome is always the same. The windows boot screen appears normally and then a BSOD flashes up very quickly, (I am unable to read what it says) the laptop then restarts and continues in this cycle.

I have tried inserting an XP pro disc on which I have tried to access the recovery console. It reaches a certain point and then restarts automatically with no warning whatsoever. I have tried various other recovery discs that all work for a few minutes at best but then the laptop just shuts itself down.

I have tried using an ubuntu livecd which works fine, but I really need XP and some of the documents on it.

If anybody could help I would be really grateful.


A:- Automatic BSOD crash at boot - Continuous start-restart cycle

Well the existance of an Ubuntu Live disk red-flags the possiblity that your Linux Grub is ultimately the source. I had this situation and had to do a completely New Install as support for XP from Linux people is non-existant in fact they will laugh in your face.

Only it's not funny...

I just re-read your post. Please pay close attention to the Recovery Console options and try it again, as you should be able to boot to this no matter how corrupt the HD software is.

If you REALLY can't get there, then I would be thinking hardware problems and not software. So then if the Ubuntu is working, that sort of indicates the hardware is GOOD, which is a pickle, for sure.

<looks for a pickle icon ...>

Hmm . . .

Okay, here's my thought.

Download & install the HD utility software for your particular HD. All the manufacturer's make this available on their web-site's Support section and run the utility to make sure the stinkin' HD is good (or find out maybe it is BAD, only Ubuntu doesn't know it yet . . .)

Also, maybe the Utility can FIX whatever is wrong.

If the HD turns out to be good, then I don't know what's next. Maybe the HD cable, the CD/DVD device or maybe even HEAT. Is your CPU fan clean & spinning really, really fast ?

Or Power Supply maybe. How old is it, what is it's wattage and is it a good one or a cheapie no-name ?

Hay ever-body ! Come help this guy; this one sounds FUN !!!

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Hi all,

I've got a real problem on my hands with my acer laptop. Every time I boot it up, it comes to the screen where it says that Windows encountered a problem. It then asks me to chose whether to boot windows normally, or in safe mode etc. I have chosen all of the options and the outcome is always the same. The windows boot screen appears normally and then a BSOD flashes up very quickly, (I am unable to read what it says) the laptop then restarts and continues in this cycle.

I have tried inserting an XP pro disc on which I have tried to access the recovery console. It reaches a certain point and then restarts automatically with no warning whatsoever. I have tried various other recovery discs that all work for a few minutes at best but then the laptop just shuts itself down.

I have tried using an ubuntu livecd which works fine, but I really need XP and some of the documents on it.

If anybody could help I would be really grateful.


A:Automatic BSOD crash at boot - Continuous start-restart cycle

Welcome to TSG....

Use the Ubuntu live to back up all of the important data and laptops are usually special tyoes of computers and take a bit more work to do a clean installation than a desktop. Make sure you have all of the recovery disks including the special driver disk if you do not have this one call the manufacturer of the laptop and order a complete new recovery disk set for your computer. Also while talking with them have them get you a guide on how to re-install Windows on this laptop. The on-line thru email should be able to give you this.

Question can you get into windows at all to do anything even for a short period of time?

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I had an update come through for IE some time yesterday. Ever since, Windows is nagging me to restart the system so the update can be applied.

I'm getting the popup so I can select "remind me in four hours" or whatever, but I'm sick of doing that every four hours - I don't even use IE!

This is a production machine and has a lot of uptime, and I'd just rather reboot it when I feel it's appropriate.

How can I disable these notifications?

A:Disable "restart now or later" popup?

You may try this tutorial: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...tallating.html

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Hello Guys and Girls,

My wireless internet connections are currently set to a manually configured status, but this means I am having problems connecting to other wireless connections with free (ie unsecured) connections. I have tried going to properties and ticking the "Let Windows configure my wireless network settings", but I get a dialogue box coming up telling me that not all of my changes have been made.

Any ideas? Thank you in advance.


A:Solved: Changing wireless connection status from "Manually Configured" back to "Automatic"

Why don't we start with the make/model of the wireless router in use, as well as the wireless adapter or laptop brand. Also, what version and patch level of Windows do you use?

If you have XP-SP2, you can set the machine back to installation defaults using the following procedure.

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2.

For these commands, Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log

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I have a computer in the lounge which doesn't have an internet connection so the specs on my profile do NOT match the computer in question.

Basically, the computer has an AMD 6 Core processor, 8GB of DDR3 memory a single harddrive and a dvd drive, if I go into the bios and then choose save and exit on normal computer it saves and restarts but this one saves and powers down and then does nothing which pretty much rules out the operating system being the problem.

If I turn the computer off and then tell it to restart it will turn off but it doesn't start back up...

What could be the problem and how can I test/check the system to see whats the matter?

Any ideas would be much appreciated
- Ryan

A:Restart doesn't actually restart nor does "Save and Exit" when in BIOS

Is there a bios update available?

Have you tried updating it?

Any other problems with the system at all?

Questions on the above questions I asked you? Please ask

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I have Thinkpad T43, with windows XP professional.

Since few days whenever i launched my ATI catalyst control center I would get BSOD and laptop will boot automatically and then everything would be fine.

Then while browsing my wife downloaded some media player exe, and since then my IE was redirecting to unknown sites (xalab etc) not to mention various ad pop-ups. One of the online video sites gave a message that I have TROJ/Rustok-N. (Also I would like to mention since couple of months my System Restore was not working although everything else was working fine)

I ran spybot, malawarebytes, trojanremover and removed whatever was reported. But the problem persisted, so I renewed my Norton Internet Security (actually got Norton 360), ran scans but it couldnt find anything.

Then I booted in safe mode and ran all these again, last thing I remember trojanremover prompted to remove something like sv~.exe and i did, when i restarted the system in normal mode I got BSOD and laptop rebooted, I disabled automatic restart on failure but it keeps on doing that.

I then went to Access IBM and restored by configuration which brings back the system files to previous state (the most latest point available was 07/2006)
I still got the BSOD while booting into normal mode, but safe mode was working fine.

I then went into safe mode and disabled couple of services on startup, then my laptop booted fine in normal mode, I found that now windows xp was reset to SP2, so i ran windows update w... Read more

A:BSOD 8E while booting into normal mode, Safe mode fine. Disable automatic restart doesnt work.

FWIW: http://kadaitcha.cx/xp/stop_error.htmlAs stated, it's a matter of hide-and-seek, with no guarantee of finding the culprit.Another link that may be useful: http://aumha.org/a/stop.htmLouis

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The "Idle-time Full System Scan" in Norton 360 v4 is bogging down my computer constantly, and there is no option to turn it off in "Automatic Tasks".

I contacted Norton and (after several attempts to find someone at Norton who could understand what I just said above and getting "hung-up" on over Norton chat. Inexcusable!!!) I was able to get a hold of a technician who told me that Norton intentionally removed this option "for security reasons, because they didn't want people turning it off".

The problem is, people will then be forced to turn it off by turning off ALL scheduled tasks (under "Settings/Scheduling/Schedule:Manual Schedule") and that is an even worse security problem than the relatively small one that would be created by turning off idle-time full system scanning.

Once the system has completed a full system scan, all files are on-access scanned anyway, so running a full system scan every 3-4 days is rather silly and extremely annoying--especially, because it will continue to try to run every time the system is idle if you cancel it.

A warning urging the user to not turn off idle-time full system scans without fully understanding the risks, and after explaining the risks, would be VERY preferable. Or at least the option to run the full system scans when the system is idle on a certain day of the month/week! The schedule for idle-time full system scans really needs to be separate from other tasks. In fact, t... Read more

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I have a Maxtor HDD which has recently given me "disk read error" whenever i boot up. It then tells me to press ctrl+alt+del but repeats the cycle. Recently i plugged in an old quantum HDD (running on win98) which had some problems as a slave with my Maxtor as the master. I got into WinXP and used the Admin tools to reformat the old quantum HDD. Now the quantum HDD is running but my Maxtor isnt! Before formating the Quantum i had some issues figuring out which jumpers settings were master, slave and cs so i turned the power off quite a few times w/out shutting down properly. i only did this when the Quantum was in master setting tho.
I tried setting up the Maxtor as a slave on another computer but i still get "disk read error".
Whats happened to my Maxtor HD? Is it a windows version problem cos of the 2 HDs having diffrent OS's? Is there a way to get all my data back from the Maxtor like a recovery program. I heard of one called GetDataBack but im not too confident it will help.
Does anybody have any suggestions for recovery programs or has anybody had this problem before?

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When I boot/restart the PC a box appears on the screen almost immediately once desktop appears. It's a "Setup" box providing certain details involving Windows etc. Please see attachment of screenshot. It's been like this for a week or so and I have tried everything to disable it but nothing works. It would be great if you could look into this for me and any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Have a Dell Precision T3600 with a 300 GB SAS drive connected to a LSI Disk controller.
When I do a cold restart, I am getting the message "no boot device available, press any key to reboot" - by pressing "any key" the system is rebooting (warm) and Win7 is booting.
If I select "restart" instead of "shutdown", system is also booting normally, seems the problem only comes when I do a cold reboot.
I tried to replace the disk controller, but no change.Then I put in an old HDD that was used on this system earlier -  that seemed to work. As a result I got a new 300 GB SAS drive and reloaded SW. Problem was solved for a few weeks, but then suddenly reappearing...
Any suggestion?
Since it works on a warm reboot I dont really think something is wrong with the HDD, it seems to be more like a timing issue...that the disk is to slow or somehow not ready when it is supposed to be.Has anyone experienced anything similar? 



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Hello everyone how are you!

I have a question, actually I'm development a application for sharing internet connection. I'm using "Wireless Hosted Network and Internet Connection Sharing" that it's in https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd815252%28v=vs.85%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

I want change default IP Address range and I have read that these settings it's in next address:


My question is, How I can restart or update the "Internet Connection Shraring" or "Wireless Hosted Network" after I change the IP Address range for that assign IP Address different to default.

Thank you!

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So I did some work on this machine not too long ago. It had basically lost one hard drive in a raid 0 setup during a power surge, and this poor fellow lost all his data. I tried to talk him into upgrading to a third drive for future situations like this, but now not even two weeks later, when he boots, we get to a screen that says

a disk read error occurred
press ctrl alt del to restart

A browse through these wonderful forums is telling me that his hard drive, or at least the partition on 1 of the drives is toast, which would be disastrous at this point. So I am truly hoping for another solution. Yes the machine is running Raid 0. When I boot the machine I get to the intel boot agent screen with the option to enter the setup menu (this is not the bios, just a boot agent something or other where you can tell the machine to boot according to the bios ect) Following that, the screen goes blank, the super micro graphic screen comes up just briefly and then bam, this good old message appears, so there does not even appear to be a way to get into the bios.

I am desreate for advice... If I must resinstall windows, then so be it, but we are talking thousands of dollars worth of data, that would be lost. Please please help!

A:Raid 0, Boot prob, "A disk read error occurred" press ctrl alt del to restart

Try hitting del continuously when booting to see if you can get into the bios, then see what drives in the raid array are recognized.

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Hi, my Lenovo laptop has had a virus in it for quite a while and I recently did a factory reset, (I wasn't trying to get rid of the virus, I was just trying to clean out my old files) and it shut off. I turned it back on after I thought the reset had finished and all that came up was a black screen with the words Lenovo and it said "preparing automatic repair", and would go to another screen and say "diagnosing your pc". It would stay in a constant loop. I haven't been able to fix it on my own, any ideas?

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I'm running Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 on a HP Media Center PCm7170n

I have ran several virus scanners such as Kaspersky Internet Security and AVG Anti Virus and defraggged and scanned my hard drive.

My computer seems that whenever it is idle it will reboot. I'm not even getting the dialog box that countdowns and asks me to reboot. I will leave my computer and when i come back sometimes within 5 minutes it will have reboot. Doesn't matter what program I have up and running. As long as I am working on the computer it does not reboot. But if i walk away, it will have. It even rebooted while i was running Zone Alarm and had the security set on the highest setting.

It doesn't seem to do it at any specific time, as in if i have a particular program up and running. It doesn't matter it will reboot whether i have nothing running or all messengers and p2p running. It reboots either way

Both virus scanners have come up with nothing. Any suggestions?

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well today i got oblivion for my pc and was ver excited to play it. So i go through the task of making a char and just when i thnk i am ready to play i press go, look the the left side ofthe jail and BAM my computer decided to retart itsef, it also does this with another game half life 2:lost coats, it just retsrats itself, i have no idea what the problem is maybe you guys can shed some llught on my situation thaks!!!

A:automatic restart?

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Hai Everybody ,

I have an Desktop with XP Professional Operating System. Recently a two days before get automatic restarted when i had been working the same.
Anybody can give the solution for resolve my problem. I am fear about whether my data will get loss.

Thanks in advance.

A:Automatic get Restart

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I want my NT4 server to be restarted once a week. Is there an easy way to schedule a restart? I'd like it to run after the backup every Friday night.

A:Automatic Restart

The free software at the link below should help. Let us know what happens.

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Sometimes my PC automatic restart. I never click restart button. Why is that?
How do i overcome this matter? When windows starting it show "Windows is not shutdown correclty.....
Start normal" screen.
*Windows never show "Error message" in this process.

A:Automatic PC Restart.

I think more details would be in order here. Particularly, what are you specifically doing on the PC when it automatically restarts? Do you get a Blue Screen, an error message, does it freeze and then restart or does it just go black then restart? Additionally, is there a pattern or does this happen randomly? Also, did this start recently or has it been happening for a while?

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I have Vista on my laptop and every time I shut it down ? it automatically starts up again. I?ve messed with the power settings but can?t seem to get it to work properly. Also, when the computer goes to sleep, I have to do a hard close and shut down - it won?t wake up but it restarts agin automatically!

I am not very tech savvy. Any ideas with simple fixes?

A:Automatic restart

Welcome to the Group...
First of all it seems as if you have got a custom-built computer, and may have had some error plugging in your reset and power buttons into your Motherboard to give it some wrong signals. Also if that doesnt work, repartition your HDD

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MY laptop probook 4540s starts this week to restart automatically after choosing to  shutdown; after 5 seconds of shutdown it starts automatic  deos any one know how to fix this problem ?

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Is there a way to schedule an automatic restart in Windows 8.1 where my computer reboots in the middle of the night every day or once a week? If so what is the process? Thank you!

A:Automatic restart

Welcome to Tech Support Guy
I hope this helps you... http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/schedule-task#1TC=windows-7

or this may be better.... https://askleo.com/how-do-i-schedule-a-nightly-reboot-in-windows-8-1/

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hello guys!

i have an issue in my system, it automatically restarts when i play any game or watch a movie.my os is windows 7 ultimate
could anyone suggest me how i could fix this problem

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Hi. Whenever I'm asked if I wish to shut down and reboot now (after, say, uninstalling a program), I say 'yes'. More often than not, however, my restart only gets as far as the 'enter BIOS' screen (is that the POST screen?). To proceed, I have to press the reset button next to my main 'On' button.

Can anyone suggest why this is? Mine's is a new self-build which I'm very proud of bar this wee glitch...

My thanks in advance of any guidance offered.

A:"Restart computer now?" - fails to restart

This post is about a similar problem:
System hangs on soft start. Cold boot works fine - Prebuilt - Systems

A BIOS update fixed the booting but it was not without hassles. You might check if there's a BIOS update for your motherboard. Also see if there's a way to go back to how it is currently if the update fails. There's always some risk with these firmware updates.

Edit: But I'm a software guy. Hang on and see if you get better answers from some of the hardware gurus here.

Edit2: as a work-around, when you don't need to use the installed program right away, click to decline the reboot. Most of the time it's rebooting to let go of files used during the install and will just delete them prior to log on. Some programs actually need the reboot to work. But if a warm boot consistently works from the Start Menu you may save the risk of a BIOS update. Unless it's another issue. But I suspect it's a BIOS glitch.

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I really need your help. I have exams coming up soon so need to get back on my computer as soon as possible. I have a notebook with windows XP. The model is Compaq mini CQ10-400.

When I switch the notebook on it displays the "BOOTMGR IS MISSING"... message. I cannot get on my computer passed that screen, apart from when I press escape after pressing Ctrl, Alt, Del. It gives me 4 options ... " F1 system information, F2 system diagnostics, F9 boot device options, F10 BIOS setup."

There is no disc drive so what should I do, and what is the easiest way to fix this issue.

Thanks in advance.

A:"BOOTMGR IS MISSING""PRESS Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

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I really need your help. I have exams coming up soon so need to get back on my computer as soon as possible. I have a notebook with windows XP. The model is Compaq mini CQ10-400.

When I switch the notebook on it displays the "BOOTMGR IS MISSING"... message. I cannot get on my computer passed that screen, apart from when I press escape after pressing Ctrl, Alt, Del. It gives me 4 options ... " F1 system information, F2 system diagnostics, F9 boot device options, F10 BIOS setup."

There is no disc drive so what should I do, and what is the easiest way to fix this issue.

Thanks in advance.

A:"BOOTMGR IS MISSING""PRESS Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

The only way to fix this is to use startup repair from the Windows XP CD.

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Hello everyone,
I've installed windows 7 some days ago. This is really great. But I am facing one problem. My pc takes Restart after 1 hour/1.5 hours continiously
Whats the problem...Plz help me.


A:Windows 7 automatic restart

Are you running the beta version? Because afaik the beta version has already expired so it will restart like that.

Install the RC version or the RTM trial.

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So, I have this laptop.

Toshiba satellite A200-AH6

OS: Vista? Home Premium (Bilingual)
Processor: Intel? Core? Duo Processor T2450 2.0GHz
Ram: 1 GB DDR2 / 2 GB
HDD: 160.0 billion bytes
VideoMobile Intel? 945GM Express Chipset 256MB

And it won't shut down! You shut it down using the start menu tab and it restarts. I changed the settings on the shutdown button to actually shut it down, and it restarts. I use the physical button to shut it down and it works fine, but comes back up with the windows did not shut down correctly error when rebooted. Now, the kicker, when it is not plugged into the ac power and is running off of the battery, it is just fine!

What I have done so far is update to the latest updates for windows. I installed the latest drivers from the toshiba website and other vendor sites. Updated the Bios. Changed all sorts of settings in the power options and nothing works.

Any Ideas?

A:Automatic Restart Of Laptop

i've got a Dell laptop so it might be different on mine, but when i was looking at the BIOS yesterday, there was a part of the BIOS that allowed you to control what the power button did when the power supply was plugged in or not. i know you've said you've updated the BIOS but have you seen this in the BIOS.

another one, maybe a little bit stupid, but when you shut your computer down, are you clicking on the power button option, or choosing 'Shut Down' option for the drop down menu. i say this because for the first day or so of using Vista for the first time, i was clicking the button that has the same symbol as the power button on the laptop, and it was just hibernating, rather than turning off.

hope this helps, but i'm just a newbie lol, so someone who knows what they're talking about might have an answer

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Hey there! I recently assembled my own custom PC (see specs lower down) and when all the parts were assembled it turned ugly. When I started the computer it turns on fine, for about 3 seconds. Then it turns itself off again, 5 seconds after that it turns itself on again. It then repeats this cycle into eternity...According to another forum I visited it might be that my haswell refresh processor won't go together with the standard bios version of the h87 chipset. But I never got a clear answer from them...Could someone please help me with this .

Specs :
Chassi : fractal design arc XL
Graphiccards : 2x6950 2gb
Ssd : corsair force 60gb
Hdd : western digital green 500gb
Psu : silverpower 750W
Memory: corsair xms3 2x4gb
Cpu: i5-4690
Motherboard : gigabyte z87x-OC

A:automatic restart after 5 seconds

yes is not booting into BIOS something is not compactible try using an old processor if you have one, it happened to me once and I tried an oldprocessor

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Is there a way to schedule an XP PC to automatically come out of hibernate or standby at a preset time? If not, is there shareware that will allow you to do this?

ie. I've seen shareware/freeware that will allow you to schedule a preset time for the pc to automatically reboot. But what I'd like is for the pc to automatically go into either hibernate or standby at a preset time (I've seen shareware that will let you do that) and automatically come out of either hibernate or standby at a preset time (I've haven't found anything that will do that).

thanx for your help!

A:automatic restart from hibernate

Bill Castner responds to this issue in this thread;


Unless you use wake-on-lan ( http://winhlp.com/node/57 which has many issues for what you are considering) and schedule another comp to call yours, that is the only built-in method I know about.

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Basically we have recently purchased a new workstation it is a HP vectra (nice and cheap).
The problem I am having is it restarts when NT is shutdown.
It never brings up the safe to turn off message.
Now is this and HP or an NT problem.
I am thinking it must be the machine.

A:{Advice Given} - Automatic restart


There was a recent thread that describes the same problem on a HP PC. It may help you with your problem



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Hi there. From searching on forums, this is quite an issue. But everybody suggests to go to gpedit.msc. My OS (Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit) does NOT have that function. There is a folder for policies, but it is empty. Also, the settings for updates does not have any option of that nature. So what do you do to prevent Windows from restarting automatically after applying an update?

A:Automatic restart after updates

You should have group policies do you have admin?

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