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Windows 8 crashes and enters "Automatic Repair" very often

Q: Windows 8 crashes and enters "Automatic Repair" very often

I recently built a new computer and installed Windows 8.1 64-bit on it. One day, the computer took a very long time to boot up, was very slow, and was stuck on the "Logging In" screen. I shut down the computer by holding down the power button (was this a mistake?), and turned it back on. It went into the Automatic Repair, then to the "Diagnosing Your PC" screen, and took me to the menu with different options to fix the computer. I selected the Troubleshooting option, and the computer froze. I decided to put the installation disc back in to reinstall Windows 8.1, and after that, everything was fine for about a week. Then, the same thing happened AGAIN. I have no idea why this is happening. Before running Windows 8.1, my computer ran the Windows 10 Technical Preview. With it, the computer crashed twice and went into the Automatic Repair loop. Before running the Windows 10 Technical Preview, my computer ran Windows 7 flawlessly. Any advice? Could my trail of problems have started with Windows 10?

System Specs:
Nvidia Geforce 660 (Graphics Card)
MSI A78M-E35 FM2+ (Motherboard)
Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB Kit (RAM)
AMD Athlon 760K Multicore Processor
Western Digital 1 TB SATA III Hard Drive
Corsair Builder Series CX 430 Watt Power Supply

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Preferred Solution: Windows 8 crashes and enters "Automatic Repair" very often

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A: Windows 8 crashes and enters "Automatic Repair" very often

Any advice?



Unless someone has better advice, if it was mine I would reinstall my OS.

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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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Earlier today, I noticed that my laptop wasn't automatically adjusting its screen brightness. I often fixed this recurring problem by putting the laptop in a state where the screen would turn off. I decided to quick press the power button to quickly put my laptop into sleep mode. However, the computer's internals were still operating, so I forced the computer to shut down. When I logged back in after I re-booted the computer, I was greeted by a window that said that the hardware settings had been changed and that the computer required a restart, so I obliged. When I rebooted the computer again, I was met with a boot screen that said "Preparing Automatic Repair." My computer loaded to the "Your PC did not start correctly. This can usually be repaired with a restart." I have not been able to load the OS proper. Please help!
 

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I have a Satellite U50D-A and when I turned it on thismorning it starts on the "Toshiba leading inovation screen" with Preparing Automatic Repair written on the bottom. I've googled it but everyone else has the same problem but stuck in a loop...mines just frozen on that first screen. Now been 9 hours and am starting to doubt it will automatically repair

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I have a Satellite U50D-A and when I turned it on thismorning it starts on the "Toshiba leading inovation screen" with Preparing Automatic Repair written on the bottom. I've googled it but everyone else has the same problem but stuck in a loop...mines just frozen on that first screen. Now been 9 hours and am starting to doubt it will automatically repair

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I have a Lenovo G500S Touch running Windows 8.1. I am stuck in the endless loop, which I've researched and still haven't found a solution. For many hours, all it would do is just show a black screen with "Lenovo" on it. Then it went into this loop, and nothing I do can get out of it. Help??
 

A:Lenovo laptop stuck in "Automatic Repair loop"

Note: I can get the "Startup Settings" screen, but following that, I CANNOT get the options to select; so I can't select, say, Safe Mode, or whatever.
 

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Hi there,

This is my first Dekstop PC I have built myself. Here is some information:

OS - Windows 8.1 x64 (Only OS - Purchased from retailer)
System Age/OS Age - 2 Months
CPU - i7 4790k (I haven't OC'd it)
GPU - GTX 980
Motherboard - MSI z97 Gaming 7
Power supply - Corsair CP-9020054-UK RM Series RM650 80 Plus Gold 650W
RAM - Crucial Vengeance low profile DDR3 1600mhz 16GB

I also have 4 hardrives (1 3TB, 3 1 TB) and 1 SSD (Crucial 256GB) (my OS is installed on the SSD)

System Manufacturer - MSI?

The problem:

Working fine for 2 months (no issues). Today I started the pc and I went away to do something else. Came back to a black screen (which had some backlighting). I moved the mouse and typed something and the screen didn't change and I assumed something had crashed so I restarted (held down power button)

I attempt to restart only for the PC to get into a loop of restarting exactly when the blue windows logo appears and then I get the windows 8 BSOD (sad white face) but I can't read the error as it restarts too fast.

It then attempts to repair and gets to the "Preparing automatic repair" before the whole "Windows has encountered a problem and needs to restart" BSOD.

Tried removing all cables (Everything except PSU cable) - No effect. Computer still restarted continuously.

I have made no recent hardware modifications.

Thanks,

~ Brya

A:Computer worked fine for 2 months. Now gets BSOD on "Prepairing automatic Repair"

Looks like one of my memory sticks seems to be at fault. Tried a single stick and it worked fine. Tried the other "bad" stick and the problem occurred again (computer just froze).

Tried using both sticks with good stick always in slot 1 and the bad stick in 2,3,4 and problem occurs as normal.

Why and how did this occur? It was working fine 3 hours ago with both sticks until I put the computer to sleep. After that, the problem started...

Another problem now is that using the single "good stick" causes the pc to load fine except it doesn't display the login information and just displays a bright blue screen. I have to press the power button (which I have set to sleep) and then press it again to resume in order for windows to display the login information (i.e. resuming the pc caused it to show my account name and ask for my password etc)

Why do I have to do this? should I run automatic repair? I'll probably try running repair anyway.

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Hi, after sifting through many threads about this problem I'm still not getting anywhere. I can run recovery from the boot menu but it goes nowhere. I have a recovery CD and a USB but when I choose them in the boot menu nothing happens. I also disable secure boot. I don't care about the data at this point, just want it to boot up. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

A:Toshiba P75 "preparing automatic repair" loop

You appear to have a Toshiba Satellite P75 series laptop.

What is its complete model number?
(A dash and additional characters after P75 comprises the complete model number)

What "recovery CD and USB" are you referring to?
Did they come with or were they created in that laptop?

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Hello My xps 8930 i7 (new) is stuck on "preparing automatic repair" and stays there even after several reboots and several goes via the recover os assist option. We turned the desktop on today and this problem occurred, it was working ok yesterday. The only thing that was different was I added some firewall rules to the sky router which I have since removed and the same problem persists. I have also tried going to windows recovery from os assist and that hangs with "Please wait".I have already run Running the ePSA diagnostics - no issues and I have already run recoveryassist OS - this found and fixed a problem with the partition, but the same issue occurs.I did not receive a windows install CD with this. Is my only option to reset to factory settings ? I hope not.
Thanks
Dave

A:"preparing automatic repair" XPS 8930 desktop

You could use Microsoft's Media Creation Tool to repair your Windows 10 OS.

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Looking a for some guidance here. I have a Toshiba Satellite C55t-A5222 laptop that went into the dreaded "Automatic Repair Loop". I attempted to boot in Safe Mode to go from there. Upon rebooting (in Safe Mode), my laptop remained at the "Please wait" screen with the spinning dots for hours. After another hard reset, I attempted to boot it up again. This time with a recovery thumb drive I made from from my son's desktop. Same thing.... "Please wait" for hours. Frustrated, I decided to boot up in system recovery by holding down "0" while powering up the laptop. Same thing..... "Please wait". I am at my wits end and know of nothing else to do. The laptop will not boot past "Please wait" now. I am running Windows 8.1 but unsure of which version (32 or 64 bit). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:1st Automatic Repair Loop & now stuck at "Please wait"....

Any help would be greatly appreciated.



Have you tried restarting it shutting off 3 or 4 times quickly to get advanced boot options ?

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I posted this in wrong forum, in "security". So, I am re-posting it here.
Hello, I would appreciate help fixing my PC. System: Toshiba C75D-B7300, Windows 8.1. For a few weeks the pc was running slow. It would freeze frequently. Initially the mouse would be stuck for a while and then resume. It was like every keystroke took several
minutes to execute. Then it started freezing to the point where i had to restart to get out of it. Then it became so frequent that it became impossible to use the PC. The problem existed both in normal mode and in safe mode.

I have not installed any new programs before this began. I tried restoring to previous date, but it said "failed".
So, I looked up solutions on line and tried them. scannow, chkdsk, etc. (scheduled at restart) The results showed "errors were found, some errors could not be fixed". Every method I found on line I tried. After one of the methods, and I believe
it was some version of scannow.exe  with several alphanumeric /. After running that, the PC is stuck in a "automatic repair loop". The PC has been on for two days and I can see the windows go through  "preparing to do automatic repair",
"repairing disk errors: this may take over an hour" etc over and over for two days. Finally I turned the PC off from the power button. Then restarted the PC. Now I am unable to go to the start options to get into safe mode (it did before this loop)
and it goes ... Read more

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My laptop (Predator Helios 300, i7-7700HQ, 16Gb DDR4, GTX 1060, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD) doesn't start up for some reason. So I wanted to start it in safemode so I can backup my crucial data before formatting my pc. When it started "Preparing Automatic Repair" it went to a black screen with only the mouse cursor. It doesn't get further than that. If I repair or reinstall Windows 10 using a flash drive, will I loose my original license key?
 

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Hi all,

Sorry to repeat a question I see a lot of instances of, but none of those seem to be addressing my problem correctly.

I have not done anything new to my computer in recent days, so this problem has caught me off guard (I see most instances of this problem come after upgrading to Windows 7, I have had Win 7 installed for a while now).

Here is a summary of my problem:
1) My computer recently got stuck on the "Starting Windows Screen." So I manually held the power button to reboot.
2) On reboot, it said there was a need to run a startup repair, which I did. Everything checked fine, except for the last one which said "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted," which it claimed to have successfully fixed.
3) After rebooting from repair, the system gets stuck on "Starting Windows Screen" for a good 10-15 minutes, after which it runs a registry check. After it completes that I get hopeful -- but the screen then gets stuck on an all black screen with just the mouse cursor and nothing more.
4) Additional note: Attempting to start the computer on "safe mode" leads safe mode startup to become stalled on "DRIVERS\CLASSPNP.SYS"
5) The lastest attempt to repair yielded this message: "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically.
Problem event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
02: 6.1.7600.16385
03: uknown
04: 21201099
05" AutoFailover
06: 2
07: Corrupt Volume
OS Version: 6.1.7600.... Read more

A:Stuck on "Starting Windows", Repair Shows "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted"

Hi Stan, Hopefully I can help you out....or at least lead you in the right direction. From my experience, the symptoms you are suggesting sound like perhaps a dying Hard drive.

1. Do you have the windows 7 boot disks that came with your computer or when you bought the Operating System? If so, you could try and insert one of those and boot from it, and attempt to repair the installation. (this won't affect your data, only the windows system files).

2. If that doesn't fix it, you could try a fresh reinstall of windows 7, and see if that works.

3. If neither of those work, its likely that because of the fact that when windows is repairing itself, it is generally putting copies of its system files in the same physical location on your disk. Because your disk is obviously not completely dead, ie....its still loading to the windows 7 startup screen, its just copying files to the bad sectors on your hard drive and gets stuck when loading. This is especially my guess because you said Safe mode is having same problems, even after attempting to repair. In the past, I've tried and salvage a disk by reformatting it and only leaving on partitions which do not contain the bad clusters. This takes some time, and some guess work.....and really this is only a "bandaid" fix because once the disk has bad clusters, its only a matter of time before these things give out. You wouldn't want to trust your important data on it anyways....

I hope this leads you in ... Read more

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Dell Inspiron 3541 laptop, 15.6" screen, Win 8 OS. (April, 2014)
Service Tag: F12R412
CPU: AMD A4 - 6210, APU with AMD Radeon R3 graphics.
CPU Speed: 1800 MGz
CPU ID:730f01
HD: 500 GB
RAM: 4 GB

It starts, shows Dell logo, then says: Preparing automatic repair. Dotted progress circle begins, then shows a rectangular box for a split second. Then it moves back to a black screen and doesn't progress. Maybe I'm not waiting long enough. How long should it take?

The cursor arrow stays visible and moveable when I touch the pad.

Just found this one tonight. It's a nice machine. Can it be repaired?
 

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i tried to clone a backup hard drive to my computer and canceled the operation about halfway through because it was taking way too long. Now my computer is stuck in a "preparing automatic repair", "diagnosing your PC", and then "repairing disk errors", then restart loop
 

A:Stuck in "automatic repair" loop

I have an Asus motherboard and bios, and I'm on a desktop 64 bit Windows 10
 

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I have had my Dell Inspiron 17 5758 Laptop since around Feb 10, 2015 so almost 2 years now.  The lap top was working fine up until mid day yesterday now it is stuck in the "preparing sutomatic repair" loop and ends with either a black screen, saying my laptop didnt start correctly or that it couldnt repair my laptop and when i try to run a diagnostic on it it says that my hard drive is not installed. Also now the hard drove is simply not running. Is this because the hard drive as failed? Its in transit a lot and occasionnaly hits a bumps on the seat of my car when driving.
Also if i have to buy a new hard drive how would i install windows 10 on my laptop again? Will i have to pay for it again?

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I have looked around for help on this issue and havn't been able to find a resolution that works. I think because I havn't been able to find any imformation on my specific issue.

I am one of the most computer literate people I know, so when a co-worker mentioned to me that he was having problems with his computer, I agreed to look at it. His problem was simple, he had a lot of viruses. I have cleared most (however I assume not all) viruses and instinces of spyware. The computer worked fine for a little while while I did some final checks on his computer, then the problems started.
He has a Dell Inspiron 710m Laptop, running Windows XP Pro. (Service tag 8sk8091)
As far as I can tell, he has not added or upgraded it in any way. He only has some basic programs.

I know that the issues might have something to do with his wireless.
He is running the Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG.
The computer is getting stop errors (BSOD)

The first one was called DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL Stop: 0x000000D1 amd listed the file w29n51.sys (which upon further study, turned out to be a file related to his wireless.)

I have already updated the drivers and reinstalled the program with the latest versions on the Intel website.

I also noticed (though with not frequent) the stop error with the same name and stop code, but which listed the NDIS.sys file (which upon further study turned out to be a system utility).
and now, I have gotten a stop error of 0x0000000A, (IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQU... Read more

A:Solved: Windows "logs off" after "open with" repair (userinit.exe)

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I am stuck on "Start Windows normally" and "Launch startup repair"
When I choose "Start Windows Normally",it gives me blue screen with the following error:Unmountable_Boot_Volume.On "Launch startup repair" I am stuck on the Windows 7 wallpaper with cursor and can't even open Cmd trough Shift+F10.I've tried re-installing windows from USB stick and I am also stuck on "Setup is Starting".Any help please,and how much I am screwed?
P.S-On Advanced boot options I can't use Safe Mode,Safe Mode with Networking,Safe Mode with Command prompt and Last Known Good Configuration,it gets me back to "Start Windows Normally" and "Launch startup repair".

A:Stuck on "Start Windows normally" and "Launch startup repair"

Time to boot to an external testing/repair environment, such as a Win7 Repair disk or a hard drive test disk.

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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.

Sukita
 

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 hope my computer never falls into serious trouble. But if I should find myself in that position, one of the tools available to me is Windows 8's "Automatic Repair".

I've read plenty about how to start an Automatic Repair (and what to do if it gets stuck in a loop)...but I have yet to find a thorough explanation of what it does. I'm quite reluctant to hand my computer over to a process that aims to repair my computer when I don't have a good idea (or any idea) of what it's going to do to my computer.

Can someone explain or, even better, point me to where I can find out?

A:Just What Does "Automatic Repair" Do?

Hello Daddyman,

"Automatic Repair" in Windows 8 is just a renamed "Startup Repair" from previous Windows, and does the same thing. It's basically used to try and repair any Windows startup issues. For example, issues with your MBR (Master Boot Record).

Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8

Hope this helps some,
Shawn

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I hope my computer never falls into serious trouble. But if I should find myself in that position, one of the tools available to me is Windows 8's "Automatic Repair".

I've read plenty about how to start an Automatic Repair (and what to do if it gets stuck in a loop)...but I have yet to find a thorough explanation of what it does. I'm quite reluctant to hand my computer over to a process that aims to repair my computer when I don't have a good idea (or any idea) of what it's going to do to my computer.

Can someone explain or, even better, point me to where I can find out?

A:Just What Does "Automatic Repair" Do?

Hello Daddyman,

"Automatic Repair" in Windows 8 is just a renamed "Startup Repair" from previous Windows, and does the same thing. It's basically used to try and repair any Windows startup issues. For example, issues with your MBR (Master Boot Record).

Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8

Hope this helps some,
Shawn

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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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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?
 

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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Hello TechGuy forums!

Recently my custom build has started randomly going into some kind of sleep mode, probably caused by lack of video signal. The monitors report that they are entering power save mode and there's a loud crack from the speakers.

However, no input will ever wake it back up. TeamViewer reports the computer as online for a minute or so (but fails to connect) and then it switches to offline.

The problem seems to occur at completely random times. It has happened after half an hour of browsing the internet or two hours of gaming.

All the temperatures are OK (except for an "AUX" sensor that has been reporting insane temperatures since the first day) and I have made no hardware or software changes other than reseating my video card a couple of weeks ago.

So far I have ran FurMark, which got my GPU temperature up to 75 C with the case open and it all seemed stable and the Windows-based memtest, during which the PC crashed again while I was away.

The next thing I would do is try using the PC with one stick of RAM at a time and see if that solves anything, but I thought I'd post here first to see if anyone has had a similar experience or has any advice.

Specs (short version)

HD6870
FX-4100
2 x 4 GB Corsair
Sirtec 500W
ASRock 970DE3/U3S3
Dual monitors (DVI/VGA and HDMI)
Windows 7 x64

Thanks for reading!
 

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Howdy doodles, here's one for you:

I have this PC I got 3 years ago, it's been great until now:

AMD Athlon 64 @ 2 GHz
2 gigs of ram in dual channel
Ati X1600XT video card
some seagate 160gb HD
420W PSU
LG L1750SQ monitor (17 inch)

Here's what happens:

-I turn on the power (press the button on the extension cord my pc components are connected to - monitor, pc, printer, speakers)

Monitor goes into standby as expected, speakers are on

-I press the on button on the pc and it powers up, I get a green splash screen saying A8R-MVP which is my motherboard, for a few seconds

-then it beeps once, it's a short, singular beep (I've read that this can matter) and winxp starts loading, I get the xp splash screen

-just as xp finishes loading and I'm supposed to get the first glimpse of that glorious microsoft desktop BOOM! the monitor goes into power saving mode (yellow LED)

However, the pc itself continues to function normally; if I randomly start clicking and pressing enter I can hear sounds from games and other programs, so the pc works

I've tried switching the ram around, removing the battery for the bios for a while, reconnecting the cables; I don't know what's causing it, this is a fresh OS install and it did happen a couple of times before I did the reinstall but it fixed itself and the monitor worked upon restart

another thing to note is that if I remove the drivers in safe mode (I'm in safe mode right now) for the video c... Read more

A:Solved: Monitor enters "Power Saving Mode" during bootup

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".


Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":




The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:




I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:




Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:





I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

The tech guys on that forum were unable to find the source... Read more

A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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Hello,

I've scanned my laptop with SFC four times in this past week, and each scan ended with the same failure to repair specific files. I'm uncertain how to proceed with these corrupted files.

I followed the instructions in the SFC /SCANNOW tutorial; I installed the System Update Readiness Tool (CheckSUR in attachments) after running SFC three times and it managed to find and fix some sort of error. However, the results seem to be the same in the new SFC scan logs.

I also tried obtaining a .iso of Windows 7 home premium from Microsoft's website (Access Denied) to run a repair install, but it will not accept my product key due to it being a pre-installation provided by Samsung.

I do not have a Windows 7 installation disc so I cannot manually replace them like the tutorial suggests.
Also, I don't know if this is relevant or not, but I ran the WindowsUpdateDiagnostic.diagcab troubleshooter several times as well (dism.txt is in attachments). Every single time it says that two problems were found:
1. Problems installing recent updates (Not fixed)
2. Service registration is missing or corrupt (Fixed)

Additionally, I've recently noticed that my free hard drive space has been decreasing rapidly. In the past two days, it has decreased by 2 or 3 GB, despite not downloading or installing anything. Is this related to my current problem with the corrupted files or something else? I don't know how to find what's eating up my storage space.

Any advice is appreciated,

Thanks.

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I got my dell few days ago. Installed it with Samsung EVO 850 SSD 500 Gb and Kingston 8GB PC3L - 12800 SODIMM.The Windows 10 Home OEM home is installed on HDD 1TB so I decided to use Samsung Data Migration software to clone the data to SSD. However, the OS crashed and decided to install a fresh Windows 10 Enterprise to SSD and deleted the previous OS on HDD using diskpart.Now after Installing Windows 10 Ent OS files. Every after BIOS run, I got BSOD errors "MEMORY MANAGEMENT" + "Page Fault it non paged area" + "IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL" 

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I just ran "sfc /scannow", got the message "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log ...". I opened that with texteditor, and found 4
Code:
Cannot repair member file [l:36{18}]"Amd64\CNBJ2530.DPB of prncacla.inf ...


lines in the textfile. I read somewhere that one way to resolve this is to get the Windows 8 installation disk. However, I don't have that with me. What else can I do to fix this? Thanks

A:"Cannot repair member file " after running "sfc /scannow"

Try---

Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
sfc /scannow
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
sfc /scannow

Reboot.

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Hi ,
Can any one help on below ??
IE11 on Windows 7 - Use Server 2012 group policy to set 'Override automatic cookie handling' or Via Regedit or script ? 
Setting should be like below :
Internet Options -> Privacy -> Advanced
Override automatic cookie handling [Checked]
First-party Cookies -Accept [Selected]
Third-party Cookies -Accept [Selected]

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I have set windows update to update manually, however every time I turn on, I get a little yellow speech bubble reminding me that automatic updates are turned off and that my computer might be at risk. I know that they are turned off! Is there a way to stop this reminder popping up every time I turn on?

(It's nice to get the little things right...)

I would be glad of some help.

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Windows XP Pro SP2.
 

A:How to stop "automatic windows update" reminder.

Start > Settings > Control Panel > Security Settings .... " Change the way Security Center alerts me"
 

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Hello
I really need help.
Yesterday evening windows retarted my laptop, telling me it found a new update. I vened had no choice, it just restarted.

Last windows version was fall creator update. Now i don't know the one it just installed.
Since nothing happened except the littles dots moving sometimes, I let it work over night, thinking that in the morning it would have installed the update.
But this morning I found only a black screen, and after reboot this red message.
It seems it is not finding the disk boot sector.
Any Idea? Panik...

A:After Windows Update (automatic) Red Message "Invalid Signature detected. Check Policy in Setup"

I disabled secure boot option,
But no boot device found.
Is there a way to uninstall the last windows update, without being able to boot the computer? 

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Hi there, recently recieved a virus on my laptop, I'm pretty sure my McAffee has got rid of it but now I constantly have pop ups and cannot turn on the Windows Defender Automatic updates- I also cannot download any updates directly from Microsoft. Please help as this is soooooo frustrating!! Many thanks!!

A:Cannot turn on " automatic updates" Windows XP

Welcome to TSF....

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Despite Win8's report indicating all my programs and hardware would be compatible with the new OS, Outlook stopped sending mail, and Acrobat Distiller would not spool to the printer after my "upgrade" (Microsoft's term, not mine). I tried reinstalling Office and all my Adobe programs, downloading new drivers for my printers, and of course crying ... to no avail. Win8 also wiped out all my previous restore points, so I used its suggested "refresh" function, which "refreshed" nothing and instead UNINSTALLED EVERYTHING EXCEPT WIN8! Thousands of dollars in programs and project files gone. Twenty-five years of e-mail messages deleted. My small business records destroyed. I am ashamed for believing, "Your files and personalization settings will not change," but hopeful they're still on my computer somewhere. Anyone know where? Bueller? Anyone? Help?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 550 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 22 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2038 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1), 5 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114399 MB, Free - 52466 MB; S: Total - 69 MB, Free - 53 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0U990C
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

A:"Refresh" sounded innocuous (like "repair") but ...

Actually I think that Refresh reinstalls Windows 8, preserving many settings and user data and some (all?) Windows Store Apps. Legacy applications (you know, our useful desktop programs) are preserved only if you have made your own image file. And I'm not sure I would trust that. See this article for more info.

You may be able to recover some data using a data recovery program, such as Recuva. Remember that any usage of the system will potentially overwrite more data.

You had lots of data not backed up? Business data? If so, I think that I had better not make any comments.
 

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Installed Win 7 SP1 with media refresh from heidoc.net (X17-58997). Made it a bootable dvd with MS USB/DVD Download Tool. Booted from dvd and used "custom" install option. I did not reformat nor set partitions (this is where I maybe goofed?).

My disk mgmt ended up looking like this:



BUT, I also have a windows.old file which I understand only appears after a repair. Also, I thought System Reserved was supposed to be 100 MB and mine is 350??

So do I have a clean install or a repair install? There have been a couple of glitches (display adapter acting up and WMP initially not playing any files until I reinstalled mf.dll file).

Any comments? Help? Suggestions? Thank you in advance.

A:Confirm "clean" vs "repair" install from .iso?

With Windows.old, doesn't look like a clean install to me.

You didn't have to "format" or "set partitions", but you should have deleted ALL existing partitions on disc 0----if you wanted a clean install. Deleting all partitions turns the entire disc 0 into "unallocated space" and you then install directly to the unallocated space---without directly partitioning it.

Was your E drive disconnected when you did the install to C? E should not be "active".

I know next to nothing about Windows.old--maybe you can just delete it instead of a re-do, but a clean install is not going to have it.

I've seen System Reserved vary in size, but not sure I ever saw 350. But you should have deleted it as well.

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Hi all,

So I'm kind of stuck.. I currently have the problem where I am in an endless cycle of "loading files" -> "Windows Boot Manager" (see: How To Boot Into Safe Mode On Windows 8 (The Easy Way)).
I have tried to load all of the options -- and none successfully load.
I also end up at a OneKey Recovery as well.. unfortunately, the laptop does not have initial backup or user backup images.
I have a Windows 8 CD for repairing purposes.. however, I cannot load the BIOS/UEFI to change the boot order to load the optical drives first. I have also tried to remove the CMOS battery to fix it.. did not work. .
Also - Windows Boot Manager:
Windows Setup [EMS Enabled] -- does not load properly (leads to OneKey Recovery) Safe Mode (does not load properly) Safe Mode with Networking (does not load properly) Safe Mode with Command Prompt (doesn't load - tries to boot and load all files onto partition that is too small.. can't change partition?)
Enable Boot Logging Enable Low-Resolution Video Debugging MOde Disable automatic restart on system failure Disable Driver Signature Enforcement Display Early Launch Anti-Malware Driver
Start Windows Normally
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Hi..after a crash of the server (win2000,exch2000) we've copy the Mdbdata in another PC.
Reinstalled Windows 2000 Server and Exchange 2000 Server.
Now we're trying to mount the mailbox store (Priv1.edb 5 GB) but we receive this error:
The database files in this storage is inconsistent.
So, following the MS article n. 327156:
Eseutil.exe says that we have a "Dirty shutdown" database
"Eseutil /p" remains in "stand by" on "repair damaged database" step at 90% (the day after was still at 90%).
Any suggestion will be very appreciated....
Thanks in advan?e to everybody.
 

A:Help.... Exchange 2000 priv1.edb recovery: Dirty shutdown,eseutil /p remain in "stand by" on "repair

Have just spent most of this week getting our e2k server up and running again. What about backups? We spent 2 days running eseutil /p and isinteg - finally got the information stores mounted but found approx 50% of users had absolutely nothing in their accounts.
Then resorted to restoring from backup (we used MS backup)- was surprisingly straightforward and hassle free.
If you haven't backups and eseutil /p will not run you will need to try a eseutil /r to get the databases into a 'consistent' or clean shutdown state before it will let you run the /p option. Our database was 12Gb and the /p took 8 hours to run. After that you'll need to do an isinteg - but be aware there can be significant data loss.
Good luck. Lots of help here: http://www.fixya.com/support/t25426221-restore_emails_from_edb_file
 

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(I posted this topic earlier on whirlpool.com.au but I thought I'd try my luck copy/pasting it here to see if anyone has any insight on it)

I've just encountered an issue that must surely be malware of some kind, but I have no idea what's going on and Googling doesn't shed any light on it.

About half an hour ago, out of nowhere, a female computer generated voice over my speakers says "Repair Windows Errors". Nothing else, just "Repair Windows Errors".

I have only two applications running, Firefox and VLC which was playing a video at the time.

At first I thought there was a some weird audio glitch in the video and / or I was "hearing things", so I jumped back ten seconds and replayed it and it didn't happen again.

So then, more obviously maybe, I thought it must be a popup in Firefox. I checked, and didn't see any tab that it might have come from. Besides, all the sites open in the tabs are reputable sites that don't have popups.

I checked that Internet Security Essentials was up to date and ran a scan of the computer which came up with no results, so I tentatively shrugged it off and go back to what I was doing.

15 minutes goes by and I hear this voice speak again – "Repair Windows Errors" – and this time there's no confusion, I made the words out plain as day.

Anyone have an idea what's going on here?

Some quick googling has not given any results that would seem to relate to this specifically.
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A:"Repair Windows Errors" - audio prompt - source unknown

You may have adware PUP (potentially unwanted programs)

download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
Click on the Scan button.
AdwCleaner will begin...be patient as the scan may take some time to complete.
After the scan has finished, click on the Report button...a logfile (AdwCleaner[R#].txt) will open in Notepad for review (where the largest value of # represents the most recent report).
The contents of the log file may be confusing. Unless you see a program name that you know should not be removed, don't worry about it. If you see an entry you want to keep, let me know about it.
Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.
A copy of all logfiles are saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder which was created when running the tool.

Next:

Using AdwCleaner v3: Scan & Clean:
Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool again.
Click on the Scan button.
AdwCleaner will begin to scan your computer like it did before.
After the scan has finished...

This time click on the Clean button.
Press OK when asked to close all programs and follow the onscreen prompts.
Press OK again to allow AdwCleaner to restart the computer and complete the removal process.
After rebooting, a logfile report (AdwCleaner[S#].txt) will open automatically (where the largest value of # represents the most recent report).
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Current situation: 2 minutes remaining in a repair installation of WinXP Home, I get an error with a large X and the words "has not passed Windows Logo testing." Below that, it says "This software will not be installed...."
If I click OK or turn off at this point, the pc reboots and restarts the setup program at 39 minutes remaining. If the CD is not in place, I get a blue screen asking for the CD.

Anyone know if this is salvageable?

Thanks, Kimmer

P.S. History: PC simply started to refuse to load desktop. Not for any ID. Not in Safe Mode. Running Recovery Console and using Chkdsk/r found and corrected errors, but didn't change the problem.
 

A:Solved: "has not passed Windows Logo testing" at end of XP Repair install

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Good day all,

A colleague threw a Dell Optiplex 745 machine on my desk for me to look at. My colleague says that "it just stopped working" so he has not been much help with the machine's history. It is a Windows XP SP3 machine. Will not boot and instead shows "No boot device available - strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility". The boot sequence in the BIOS is correct (CD then Harddisk then everything else). I popped in a Windows XP SP3 installation CD and got into the setup screens. Harddisk C is there and there is a Windows installation on it. I tried a recovery console "fixboot c:" then "fixmbr" to no avail, so I tried to repair the installation. That concluded successfully but again, on a reboot, I got the "No boot device available" error. That's the extent of my troubleshooting prowess and have not been able to get further by reading similar posts online. Any assistance/ideas are appreciated.

Thanks all.

Goose.

A:After Windows XP repair, "No boot device available" error persists

it's a dell, press F12 for a diagnostic at boot up.
If everything is fine then do a proper reinstall.

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I have an Acer Aspire 5750-6677. I3-2310m. It has been performing the startup repair for over a day. It's now, finally (I think), saying "windows is loading files". It has been doing this for HOURS! Can I simply turn it off and attempt a different method or will that make it worse? BTW: it came with zero discs of any kind when I purchased it new in July 2011. I appreciate any time you are able to give. This is my work comp too and I can't lose the info that's on it.

A:Startup repair info while "windows is loading files"

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot which disinfect then attempt to repair system files to start Win7.

If these fail the steps work up to copying out your files to run Factory Recovery or Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

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I don't know why this file is being flagged by SFC scannow, but it keeps repeating in the log output.






Cannot repair member file [l:12{6}]"mf.dll" of Microsoft-Windows-MediaFoundation, Version = 6.0.6002.18392, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch.



After reading up on similar problems, I learned that the approach is to replace the file with a trusted original copy. So, I installed 7z in order to view my Vista Ultimate install disks and extracted "mf.dll" from the appropriate image (#4, for Ultimate). And yes, I did make sure I had selected the x64 disk (not x32).

When I compared the two files, it was clear that they were slightly different in size, so the one that was in the System32 folder was not original... not to mention the fact that it was dated November 7th of 2012. I executed takeown (takeown /f c:\windows\system32\mf.dll) and icacls (icacls c:\windows\system32\mf.dll /grant administrators:F), then copied it over the current file with no problem, followed with a reboot. I then ran SFC scannow again...

Same problem. SFC scannow keeps flagging it. Incidentally, I noticed there's another copy of this file in SysWOW64, but it's of a smaller size than both of the others.

What should I do?

A:Cannot repair member file [l:12{6}]"mf.dll" of Microsoft-Windows-MediaFoundation

OK, I did some investigating and found that under the Winsxs sub folder off of C:\Windows, there are numerous copies of mf.dll that are of many different sizes (11 distinctly different ones in fact, ranging from 2,789 to 3,467).

Oddly, the "winsxs\backup" folder does not contain a single instance of "mf.dll". They're all in "winsxs".

My installation is fairly recent (I got a new hard drive and installed Windows Vista Ultimate successfully). I do not have any operational issues and very few errors appear in the event logs. The largest software package I installed so far is Office 2007.

I'm baffled as to why there are so many different media foundation DLL's, but then I don't have a working knowledge of how "mf.dll" functions in the system. But why does SFC find it corrupt? My previous Vista Home Premium installation did not have this problem.

Any ideas?

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I thought that this might be considered handy to u...
i know it helped me...

http://www.mediaworkstation.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=8658

[Note from Admins: You cannot post copyrighted material here. Please link to it instead, or you'll get us in trouble!]
 

A:The Only Way To Repair("Reinstall") Windows Xp Without Loosing Any Files And Settings

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Hello
Last night I turned off my computer normally. The only thing different was that it installed some updates before turning off. This morning when I turned it on, I noticed that it got stuck on the "Starting Windows" logo screen. I turned it off (forcing it) and turned it on again and asked me if I wanted to start normally or repair. When I clicked repair it got stuck on the loading bar thing. At first, the f8 button wouldn't work but after a few tries it did and I can't get in safe mode either, it gets stuck.

I gave up and since the computer is pretty much new so I don't have much installed on it, I decided to just reformat it but even in the disk it gets stuck. I downloaded a repair disc and it is stuck in the loading bar with the Microsoft Corportation below.

EDIT: So I noticed when opening it up that the mobo has a red light(located in the front panel header thing)... next to it, it says LED1 R474... I'm not completely sure what it means but with my luck...it probably died on me. (Should i post this in the mobo's section?)

It was probably the updates so if I could somehow get it to unistall last night's updates (and maybe preventing it from updating again since I'm freaked out) it will get fixed maybe? The question is how :/

System specs:
System Manufacturer/Model Number Built it myself
OS Windows 7

CPU intel quad core 2 2.66ghz
Motherboard xfx 750i sli nforce
Memory 4gb corsair gaming memory
Graphics Card(s) pny nvidia geforce gts250
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A:Stuck in "Starting Windows" logo - Even in installation/repair CD

Lot's of issues with this mobo: http://www.google.com/search?q=LED1+...ient=firefox-a

Go into the BIOS and reset the board to default values.

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I have a minor problem with my Lenovo laptop (Vista OS). I may have self-inflicted this one.

Each time I want to fire up my wireless, I have to click on the icon and do a "repair." It then pokes around and says "do you want to run windows wireless" I say yes, and it is off the races.

But the service does not start itself upon boot up.

Now, confessions time, a few weeks ago, in an effort to speed up the boot up (which was VERY slow), I followed the advice of some tech postings and either disabled or set to manual start some of the services. I must have nicked the zero wireless, but for the life of me I can't see which one it is by the descriptions.

Suggestions? I hate to run ALL the services back on. The sytem does boot up and even shut down faster.

Thanks in advance.

Robb

A:Glitch with Windows Wireless Service - Have to "repair" it each time

Hello RP Lightfoot

Ok now i believe it might have been effected by the services setting WLAN

1. Start\Run
2. Type Services.msc and hit enter
3. Find WLAN Auto Config
4. Start the service
5. Reboot and repost

Regards


Craig

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Wow, so I just recently got great help from Catbyte for the google re-direct virus and my computer was running great since that fix. I've been so much more careful with what I click on and for the most part have been using my Macbook to browse the internet while I either play online poker or create music on my PC. Earlier tonight I contracted the "Windows Repair" rogue virus, which looks exactly like this hxxp://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6LUmuuiKQE8/TY-v5lvqqVI/AAAAAAAAAPQ/_YWVa3FHDv8/s1600/Windows%2BRepair%2Bvirus.jpg

I searched google on my macbook for this rogue and only found results on this thing as recent as March 26th. The removal guides on them were all from 3rd party blogs so I was skeptical and didn't want to follow any of the instructions. Unfortunately I couldn't find a removal guide on it from a reputable source such as bleepingcomputer.com , probably because this rogue just came out.

What happened was I clicked on a link from google that was marked as Green by Firefox WOT. Not too long after I clicked on this link I kept getting a user account control ("Do you want the following program to make changes to your computer?") pop up for Internetexplorerupdate or something along those lines. I knew I probably contracted a virus when I kept clicking no on the user account control box and it kept popping up. When I tried to start task manager it kept popping up and wouldn't go away. The Windows Repair rogue popped up and I kept getting alerts in... Read more

A:Help! got "Windows Repair" Rogue virus now part of C: drive gone!

Update: I clicked show hidden folders and the things that were gone have now re-appeared as hidden folders/files. The things that disappeared that are now back are as follows. The desktop background is still black and the dock is still not there on the right.

Under Computer --> Libraries

Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos which had previously disappeared are now back. All the folders/files in these categories are hidden.

Under Computer --> OS (C:)

the folders - dell, Drivers, Intel, Program Files (x86Digidesign, ProgramData, PSQLINSTALL, TDSSKiller_Quarantine, temp, and viruscleaner have all re-appeared as hidden folders. All the sub folders and files within these folders are also hidden.

A few folders in Program Files (x86) re-appear as hidden, and some folders that were not hidden, but empty before I clicked show hidden files/folders such as Program Files (x86) --> Image-Line now have all the sub-folders shown as hidden.

I attempted to run several programs from my C drive to see if they would still work. I tried to run Pokerstars and it would not launch, got the error "Unable to get latest software version from this server Error code -2/-79 Please contact support @ pokerstars . com
I also tried running FL Studio (I assure you this is a legitimate, purchased copy..proof of purchase can be confirmed with image-line.com) and I got the "FL Studio engine launcher has stopped working" when I try to launch it, I'll also get an application erro... Read more

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