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Windows goes into a 'state' of nothing loading (not 'not responding')

Q: Windows goes into a 'state' of nothing loading (not 'not responding')

I have this strange - and annoying - problem at times that I can't exactly pinpoint what's stopping it from working properly; nor can I find any pattern to when this might happen again.

My computer has this what I have started calling it a "mood", where it seems to 'forget' [or 'doesn't care'] to carry out the commands I give my computer. It's different to my PC "not responding" because everything still seems to be working [in that respect] (no graying out of the screen, no mouse busy pointer, no high CPU or memory usage). It's... just.. not.. loading things.

An example then:

When my computer's in this 'mood', I click on my Firefox logo and wait. Nothing happens. I click ctrl+shift+Esc, and it's there in the background - usually around 1,###kb - but it doesn't load it up fully, ever (but I think with Chrome, it loads it up, but the screen's just blank and doesn't load anything else up). I think the same goes for any program I try to load when it's in this 'mood'.

If I've got Firefox open already and I click a new tab/link/bookmark, it 'pretends' it's working but nothing happens (I don't remember if it even does a timeout after a while); the internet's on and working fine, so that's not the problem.

The only way I can solve it is just restart my computer.
Does anyone have any idea what's going on here?

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A: Windows goes into a 'state' of nothing loading (not 'not responding')

Look in event viewer.

Event Viewer - Open and Use in Windows 7

Look under windows logs-system

Scroll down and look for errors related to disk. Under source it will say disk. See anything like that? You will have to scroll for a long time. You do not need to look through the whole thing, just a weeks worth or so.

You might also want to perform a disk check.

Disk Check

Go from step 4 to 8. Then continue through the tutorial.

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Hi,
 
I started running into this issue a week ago where I was just browsing the web and suddenly web pages were failing to load but were working fine on my laptop. I went to click the task bar and the little loading icon came up on my mouse.. after a minute it proceeded to tell me Windows had stopped responding and I could close it or wait. On clicking that dialogue box the loading icon appeared again and the box didn't disappear leading to that crashing too. I decided to turn the computer off by holding the button.
 
On restart the computer hung on the boot circle for ages, I proceeded in turning it off and on till it reached the startup repair screen. I tried to repair windows but there was nothing wrong with it. I eventually got it to boot after waiting 10/15 minutes.
 
All worked fine until I ran into the same problem of the taskbar / windows crashing and not responding. I decided to perform a system restore to before the problems started happening at startup repair, thinking a dodgy windows update had happened. This did not solve anything.
 
On repeated attempts at finally loading into windows I've had several scenarios occurring.. windows cannot seem to find a network adaptor sometimes; When this occurs I have gone to restart the computer.. where again it just hangs. On one crash it proceeded to a blue screen of death DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE. I could not figure out what was up as no icons under drivers appear to have any exclamation icons by them... Read more

A:Windows not responding, hanging at boot loading circle.

Here's the manual version of the reports that I need.  I hope that you are able to gather them up.Upload Dump Files:NOTE:  If using a disk cleaning utility, please stop using it while we are troubleshooting your issues.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 in your topic so that we can download it.Also, search your entire hard drive for files ending in .dmp, .mdmp, and .hdmp.  Zip up any that you find and upload them with your next post.Then, follow the directions here to set your system for Minidumps (much smaller than the MEMORY.DMP file):  http://www.carrona.org/setmini.htmlMore info on dump file options here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/254649MSINFO32:Please go to Start a... Read more

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When I turn on my Vista Home Premium desktop, after selecting the user it becomes trapped in a state of loading perpetually at the welcome screen. Nothing will function, even attempts to activate windows task manager are thwarted. The problem occurred shortly after installing The Sims 2 and every expansion pack, and after performing startup repair, everything related to the program was uninstalled, leading me to believe that the program held some sort of virus, even though it was never picked up by kaspersky or malwarebytes, so I then deleted everything related to the program in any conceivable way, such as left over program files and the like. After purging the computer of the files, It would then quickly bypass the welcome screen and be perpetually loading on the desktop. And the computer does not stop loading. I have left it on all night and even some of the day to no avail. I also have had problems with my Nvidia graphics card in the past, so this may also be a result of that. At any rate, I have no idea what to do about this problem and some aid would be most appreciated.

A:My desktop remains in a state of perpetual loading after startup

I would boot to safe mode and try to do the following.Download/install BlueScreenView, http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html.Double-click BlueScreenView.exe file.When scanning is done, Edit/Select All...then File/Save Selected Items.Save the report as BSOD.txt. Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content and paste it into your next reply.Louis

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Hi,

I recently installed windows vista and im having some problems with the accompanying IE 7. Most pages load fine but it hangs when its loading certain pages on wincustomize.com.
In particular, this page hangs halfway through loading almost all the time: http://wincustomize.com/skins.aspx?skinid=249&libid=50

I have tried running IE 7 without addons but it does not seem to solve the problem. However, if i use a proxy, the page loads fine. What could be the problem? Firefox loads the same page without any problems with or without a proxy.
 

A:IE 7 not responding when loading a page

i actaully have the same problem. totallly differnet response time for different pages. Even tho in the end it loads, it gets annoying. my analysis is that some pages just load different on IE7 and there are bigger differences between pages depending on the content. but if someone knows a soltuion me and you would be glad to hear it
 

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Hi all,On the Spyware forum I had help to get all malicious stuff of the computer and I am now left with 2 things.1 -a pop up at start up that states: error loading STMCTRL.DLL 2- when closing: HPCMPMGR.EXE is not responding - and often issues that the computer does not want to shut downFor reference a HJT log below.Any ideas what to do? Many thanks in advance!ErnyLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 11:07:18, on 23-10-2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb09.exeC:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech&... Read more

A:Error Loading Stmctrl.dll +hpcmpmgr.exe Is Not Responding

Well...I see that you have NIS installed...what version? Is it current with updates? What does it reflect when you scan?I have the 2006 version installed and it seems to do a good all-around job of protecting the system.Next question: How did you get all this malware (you referred to), with NIS installed? Was NIS installed after the fact?Do you use the Messenger program? If not, I would recommend uninstalling/disabling same.I use 3 programs to deal with malware that is not viruses, trojans, worms: Microsoft Antispyware, Ad-Aware SE, and Spybot S&D. My suggestion would be to download and install the latest versions of each and keep them updated/active on your system. The combination, along with NIS, should take care of any adware/spyware that might find its way to your system.STMCTRL.DLL is needed, according to this link: http://64.233.161.104/search?q=cache:yAbbc...L.DLL+%3F&hl=en. If you have ADSL and its working fine, I would just ignore this.See http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintas...brary/hpcmpmgr/ for comments on the other file you listed.I would also suggest removing any Real programs from your system, if you don't really need them.Louis

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Here is my hijack this fileLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:39:18 PM, on 4/27/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\arservice.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
c:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\HPZIPM12.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\RMSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehmsas.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ARPWRMSG.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Soft... Read more

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Microsoft Edge: Tab says it's not responding while loading certain Websites

Whenever I look up different things on certain websites, the tab in my Edge browser says it's not responding while loading the page.

This site (Windows 10 Forums) loads fine. But websites such as Google sites for example stops responding while loading. After it gets through loading, it finally responds.

P.S I hate to keep posting threads so much.

Thanks in advance!

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recently I have noticed that my MS Outlook has been loading very slowly, upon loading, if I try to compose an email it stops responding and once it does respond sometimes lags or freezes and then eventually works.  I"m not sure why?  Earlier this year I discovered that my son accidentally downloaded a 'crack' tool which I caught quickly and was able to remove and make sure my system is clean.  It was after this that I noticed the lagging.  However, around the same time I started working from home and added a MS Exchange email account to my outlook  - I'm not sure if this is affecting it .  Thank you for your help!

A:Please help with MS Outlook loading slow, not responding and lagging

Hello cook, appears you are infected. So I moved this to Am I Infected to run these.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Download TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here....ADW CleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double-click on AdwCleaner.exe t... Read more

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As of yesterday my laptop has been playing up. One game I play (path of exile) will now sometimes freeze in the loading screen into a new zone. At the same time as this chrome will also stop responding and I have to restart the laptop in order to get it working again. This morning I couldn't connect to anything requiring an Internet connection (steam, battlenet, chrome, discord, path of exile and a few more). However I went to network devices and updated my drivers, this seemed to have solved it but only for half an hour or so.
I have also noticed my laptop getting a little warmer than it usually does.
My laptop has no problem running the game I am playing, it's more than capable of running it on the highest settings I just choose to run it at a lower setting.
It's also not an Internet issue as all other devices work just fine on the Internet.
Any help would be great.
Thanks
 

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As of yesterday my Asus gaming laptop has been playing up.
One game I play (path of exile) seems to sometimes freeze in the loading screen and stop responding, at the same time Google Chrome will stop responding. A few times I just restarted the laptop and it would work again for a while. However this morning I could not load up anything requiring an Internet connection (steam, battlenet, path of exile, chrome and a few more).
I went to network devices and updated my drivers there, seemed to work for about half an hour and now I'm having the same problem again.
I have also noticed the laptop it's self has been getting a little warmer than usual.
Any help or tips would be great, just a last resort before I sent it away for it to be fixed or to get a replacement.
Thanks.
 

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Running Windows XP. Internet Explorer 7
Internet Explorer constantly giving not responding message.  Pages are slow to load, some never load.  Constantly getting Not Responding Message and Internet Explorer becomes completely unresponsive.  This problem just seemed to begin several days ago. 
 
Steps that I have taken to help problem: 
 Updated MalwareBytes and ran scan.  I also ran MalwareBytes in Safe Mode.  Scans showed nothing found.
Ran scan on Microsoft Essentials. Scans show nothing.
Made sure all Windows Updates are up to date (I have windows firewall turned on and have automatic updates turned on)
I have run a scandisk/checkdisk.  I believe it said it repaired one bad sector
I also have AFT Cleaner installed, which I run about once a week
I have no other malware or virus protection installed other than MalwareBytes and Microsoft Essentials.
Computer analyzed and said I did not need to defragment
Only using 25-30% if harddrive
Checked with Internet provider.  They said we are having no problems in my location area.
 
The only program I have installed in the last several months is Skype
 
Any suggestions.
 
 

A:Internet Explorer Slow, not loading pages, not responding

Hi
 
How other browsers work ?. My personal choice is chrome and it works fine for me.Your IE version is 7 and it is fairly outdated. Latest is IE10 but Microsoft didn't even released IE 9 for XP. Sticking with an outdated browser is a security risk. Also a large number of websites require at least IE 8 or higher. I strongly recommend consider using an alternative browser or at least upgrade the Internet explorer version to 8.  

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hello,
 
Please can someone help me?
 
Outlook just freezes sometimes & comes up with "Not responding" & occasionally Windows Explorer will do the same!!??
So once i have managed to close them i try & shut down my computer but it just freezes again on the "logging off" screen, i have no idea whats going on as i am pretty shocking when it comes to this IT tech stuff, it may be simple it maybe complex. i have had other problems b4 on this machine but this current problem is becoming very common & highly annoying!!!
 
In Outlook i run my main email account & then run two others with seperate email addresses down below...if that makes sense... it seems to be the secondary email addreses that crash my Outlook -  I think...
 
I have recieved emails to all accounts but when i try to send from one of the secondary accounts then the sh1t hits the fan.
 
would really appreciate any help.
 
thanks you!
 
 

A:Help! Outlook "Not responding" ! Windows Explorer "Not responding" !

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link.
 
Louis

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I am finding that occasionally my Windows 10 Pro pc will seem to be aleep, that is, screen blank, no response to keyboard or mouse, or power button. But the fans are going. To get it going I must hold the power button down until it completely shuts it off, and I can then restart it.

Any ideas what the heck is going on?

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Hello. Hope someone here can help me out. A few months ago I got a new motherboard installed because my old one fried itself and the pc was reformatted and windows was reinstalled. Since then, it was working fine. The start-up time had also lowered considerably and it was working perfectly for once.

This problem started a couple of days ago. One thing that's been happening for a while, my computer started taking longer to start-up. I figured it was just all the programs etc I have installed. Then, I have this one external drive that I got connected internally. There were times where it wouldn't recognize this drive; it wouldn't show up on My Computer. Otherwise, it was perfectly fine.

Now two days ago this started happening:
If I didn't skip the disk checking blue screen it would start checking a disk and get stuck there.
Secondly, the screen where it says windows is starting up.. it started taking really long for the profiles to show.
Then once I would log in, it would take extremely long for windows to completely load. There'd be a weird blue long where my quicklaunch bar is and no programs would open unless opened directly through ctlr.alt.dlt--> file --> new task (that's how i'm accessing firefox right now)
When i double click on my computer none of the drives show up.. it takes really long for them to.
and the kicker.. one of my most important drives (E) has been missing for the last 2 days. it hasn't shown up even on... Read more

A:Hard-drives not loading. PC extremely slow. Windows not loading properly. HELP!

Hello,

Sounds like a bad hard disk, remove the second disk you installed, and try it out. Does it behave better?

If so, you should reinstall the drive and either:

1. Boot and run 'chkdsk' on the drive. Open a command prompt and type 'chkdsk E:\ /r', assuming the second drive mounts as "E:\", verify this before you run this command, and change as appropriate. Keep in mind that on a particularily large and errored disk this can take hours or,

2. Run the diagnostics that the manufacturer offers on it's web site and test the drive (do a long verify test...not a short one). Fix any errors you encounter. It's best if you get a bootable floppy (or like) version rather than a tool that you install in your windows.

(also a very long test, 500GB SATA2 Seagate's with the 'Seatools for DOS' for example take nearly 4 hours!)

Using chkdsk is very good at keeping your data intact, using Seatools is not, and could corrupt filesystem data (FAT, NTFS, etc.) when you affect a repair, however it is important to fix any errors you encounter to ensure good performance and life of the drive.

If the drive won't repair or BSOD's (crashes) during these operations I would try to backup any data from this drive in your normal setup and then get rid of the drive.

Post back any results from the steps you followed.

Good luck.
 

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I am getting the blank screen with mouse only. When I press ctrl alt del I get the windows lock this computer ect. When I choose task manager it does not load. I can't find my system recover disc, safe mode is the same result. I tried safe mode with command prompt typed explorer.exe it said access denied.
I do not have a Vista OS disc since laptop came pre- loaded with vista. I don't I would appreciate any help.
Oh I also wanted to know if I make a vista system recover disc from one of our laptops at work will work on mine?

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I have Windows 7 Home Premium.

I've been trying to help you out, but I'm so computer-illiterate that I can't even find what version of Windows that I have. (Sorry!) I've been looking for 10 mins now...yikes! But I can tell you I have a Sony Vaio, got it last year, has Google Chrome on it, and a bunch of other stuff I never use.

My problem is, no matter where I try to go on the net, after I'm there for a while (especially when typing a response, filling out a form, etc...something that takes a long time), the page will either freeze altogether-meaning I can't even move the mouse (this rarely happens), or when I go to hit "enter" to complete whatever I'm doing, it doesn't respond immediately. Then it will sit there, and eventually I'll get a message saying "internet explorer is not reponding", or "facebook is not responding", or "amazon.com is not responding".... It doesn't matter what site I go to. And then it will ask me if I want to "recover" it, which makes me lose everything I've been working on on that page.

Also, half the time my pages will load half way; like I'll get title bars, menus, etc.., but then nothing else. NO words, options...ads will usually load. And it will sit like that forever until I refresh, or bring up the "task manager" by Ctl+Alt+Del, which seems to wake it up and finish loading the page. This only works half the time.

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A:Pages "not responding", half-loading, freezing...

There are a few ways to find your Windows version. You should be able to see it when booting.

Or,

Press the Windows key + R on your keyboard to open a Run box.

Type winver

Press Enter.
If no luck,

Again, press the Windows key + R on your keyboard.

Type sysdm.cpl

Press Enter.

===================================================================

Try Google Chrome without any extensions (Safe Mode/Incognito) to rule out any extension as a possible culprit:

How to Run Google Chrome Without Extensions
 

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Hi Guys,
I have recently been encountering an unusual problem. When I exit a program, start a new program from the desktop, or even boot up my pc, I am sometimes left with the loading icon replacing my mouse. When this happens, I cannot right or left click, or click anything on the desktop at all. I have to go to the start menu to access a program and when I scroll over this new program the loading icon goes back to the regular mouse, but the desktop is still unusable. I have checked my processes and nothing is using any CPU, I have scanned my computer with malwarebytes and it is clean. Here is my HiJackthis log. Any help for this problem would be much appreciated guys. Thanks in advance. Cheers!


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 6:44:56 PM, on 1/10/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16700)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alienware\Command Center\AlienwareAlienFXController.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\STMicroelectronics\Accelerometer\FF_Protection.exe
C:\Program Files\Alienware\Command Center\AlienSense\FATrayMon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\PC Tools\sMonitor\SSDMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Epson Software\Event Manager\EEventManager.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Epson Software\FAX Utility\FUFAXSTM.exe
C:\Program Files\Alienware\Command Center\AlienSense\FATrayAlert.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Intern... Read more

A:Windows Shows Loading Icon When Nothing is Loading.

Hello,

Try a system files check first, as that is the easiest. Open a command prompt as administrator, and enter sfc /scannow.

Can you put a date on when the problem first started happening? If the SFC doesn't help, try a system restore to before that date.

Finally, if the first two suggestions don't work, do a repair install.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 39.2

Hi Guys,
I have recently been encountering an unusual problem. When I exit a program, start a new program from the desktop, or even boot up my pc, I am sometimes left with the loading icon replacing my mouse. When this happens, I cannot right or left click, or click anything on the desktop at all. I have to go to the start menu to access a program and when I scroll over this new program the loading icon goes back to the regular mouse, but the desktop is still unusable. I have checked my processes and nothing is using any CPU, I have scanned my computer with malwarebytes and it is clean. Here is my HiJackthis log. Any help for this problem would be much appreciated guys. Thanks in advance. Cheers!
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 6:44:56 PM, on 1/10/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16700)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alienware\Command Center\AlienwareAlienFXController.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\STMicroelectronics\Accelerometer\FF_Protection.exe
C:\Program Files\Alienware\Command Center\AlienSense\FATrayMon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\PC Tools\sMonitor\SSDMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Epson Software\Event Manager\EEventManager.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Epson Software\FAX U... Read more

A:Windows Shows Loading Icon When Nothing is Loading.

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for posting... Read more

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okay so my computer boots all fine and dandy untill it gets to the windows loading screen, there isnt a loading sign and it stays like that forever... It started doing that after an automatic update. Its getting really hot too kinda weird...
EDIT: i fixed it! I remembered that one of my old computers hated restarting with the mouse and keyboard plugged in so i tried it and it worked

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I have downloaded Windows 10 Pro,version 1511,10586 but cannot instal.  I am told that Windows Steady State is not compatible and it should be uninstalled.  When I click on Uninstall I am informed that I must do this myself.  However, WSS
is not listed in programs in Control Panel and I am at a loss as to how I can uninstall or where and how to find WSS.  Please help. Papi J.

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A previous question about how to uninstal Windows Steady State goes unanswered.  I presume Microsoft people monitor these posts, but they do not know how to uninstall Windows Steady State to enable the Windows 10 1511,10586 updates
to be installed.   It looks like I am stuck in a bog unable to move forward with Windows 10, so intend to roll back to my previous version and then consider my OS options.   
Is anyone aware of any major problems likely to be encountered by me taking this course?

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When I shift-click a link, or click a link with _new or _blank as the target, it opens with the title of "Microsoft Internet Explorer", with the window's contents being the frozen remnants of whatever it loaded over. The odd thing about it is that the window is still fully functional, it simply never loads the page. If I click 'Stop', or hit Esc, and then refresh, it usually goes to the site without a problem. However, it is insanely annoying and may be evidence of a deeper problem.

In addition to this, I can no longer open the 'Find' or 'Print' dialogs. With no Toolbars open, if I hit ctrl+f, nothing happens. With a Toolbar open, it changes it to the Search Toolbar. Right-clicking a page and selecting 'Print' does nothing. I'm not sure if there are any other dialogs I can or cannot open, those are the only ones I've come across.

I recently ran Housecall, and alive on my system was a keylogger of some sort. When I tried to remove it, it was an active application and I could not delete it. Since that time I've forgotten its name (and don't care too much about it to be perfectly honest). I ran HijackThis today, fixed some minor things (like Windows Messenger being in various Menus), and that's changed nothing. Any help at all will be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Dialogs not loading, 'New' windows not loading.

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Ok so when shutting down my computer it seems to hang at shutting down for ages (time changes) and then I get a BSOD and it says DRIVER POWER STATE FAILURE. It also does this randomly when not shutting down.

I have a Dell XPS, Core i5 (2.4ghz), 6Gigs of RAm, running a legal copy of Windows 7 Home Edition (64bit).

Its fully updated and have previously done a reinstall.

Music also gets stuck in between sometimes

I have attached zip file required for analysis

Anything would be helpfull.

A:Windows 7 - DRIVER POWER STATE FAILURE Windows 7

Security Software:
Code:
mcagent.exe c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe 5520 8 200 1380 23-03-2012 03:46 11.0.644.0 1.60 MB (1,675,160 bytes) 12-02-2012 00:09


Code:

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [D:\Kingston\BSODDmpFiles\KaranKhanna23\Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2\032312-17097-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

DbsSplayTreeRangeMap::Add: ignoring zero-sized range at ?fffff800`00b9c3c0?
Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\SymCache*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7601.17727.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.111118-2330
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`03205000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`03449650
Debug session time: Thu Mar 22 16:13:49.727 2012 (UTC - 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 1:53:34.991
Loading Kernel Symbols
...............................................................
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Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
......
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis ... Read more

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On a Toshiba satelite laptop with Windows 7 installed each time the computer is "put" into a sleep or hiberate state the screen freezes after several minutes upon coming out of this state. however if the laptop goes to sleep on it's own due to inactivity it can be woken up without an issue. Any thoughts?

A:Windows 7 sleep state

Please provide the information in this post: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ns-452654.html

Although this isn't a BSOD issue, the information from the reports will give us a start at troubleshooting this.

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ok I found a free program from microsoft call windows steady state. Interesting free program. you can find it here well with disk protection on it stores everything on a cache file and upon restart of the computer it goes back to where it was before..

I was useing linux distros for a while now do to the constant trouble of keeping my conputer working right. I like windows do to the games and everything that windows have to offer. so If windows steady state suppose to protect your computer like this. why would one really need a antivirus software if it would be deleted after reboot.

I dont want to have to worry about and spyware or virus I dont want to have to worry about where I go or what I download. I just want to know if something happens I can go back easy with a simple reboot. so Why is there need for antivirus with this program

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Microsoft declined to release a version of Steady State for Windows 7 - but I happened upon this link today by Stephen Rose: Steady State for Windows 7 - Building Community One Brick At A Time - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

It details how to make "Steady State" using currently available technologies.

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Hello.
In Windows when i leave my computer for a short time then my computer going to state like standby and I must reboot my system. I did "sfc /scannow" and everything is OK. I check my Power setting and disable all settings for hibernate and standby
but problem exist.
Why?

Thank you.

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When you initiate shutdown on a P70 with Windows 10, does anyone know what power state the laptop goes into? S1-S5, G3 by default? The problem is that the machine will not power back on, HDD light just blinks and the only solution is to remove the CMOS battery for a few minutes and then power back up. I don't have access to the machine, trying to help remotely and Lenovo's only solution is to return the machine for servicing. I think it is possible the power state that Windows is trying for is not supported by current BIOS settings or by the P70 hardware or faulty hardware. Also possible that the drivers are not installed to support the current settings or some piece of hardware won't wake up (e.g. SSD) from that particular power state. Any recommendations on BIOS settings, hibernate, Windows power settings to resolve this? The current solution is just to never use Shutdown. Thanks  

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Installed Steady State, created local user - Public. When trying to get in to the account named "Public" from within Steady State to configure receive error message "The system cannot find the specified path". If I try to import a valid Steady State .ssu or create a new user from within Steady State I get "The user profile cannot be created. Try again." I am an Administrator. Suggestions....

A:Windows Steady State

One critical issue with Steady State is AV - it can prevent necessary setup functions. There are other checks to make - here's a reference;

http://social.microsoft.com/forums/e...-18e00b4d8bcd/

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During a recent windows update my pc froze, (mid-update) and I restarted my machine. Now windows gets stuck at the black" Loading operating system..."screen. After a long wait it will eventually display .........boot from cd/. When I boot from my windows dvd my os is not shown in system recovery. I Have also tried running start up repair from recovery with no luck. ANY IDEAS?????

A:Windows not Loading after update, hangs on "Loading operating system."

Hello deralickt and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you receiving any error codes? Are you able to boot your machine in Safe Mode? If yes, see if you can access System Restore and go back to a date/time prior to the update. If you don't have a restore point you could also see if that update is showing in Windows Update History. If it is, try uninstalling it.

Safe Mode

System Restore

Windows Update - Uninstall an Update

The failed update may have damaged or corrupted some system files. From Safe Mode you could try running a System File Checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two.) If problems are noted run the scan 3 times rebooting in between each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Since you have an install DVD you could also try a Repair Install to fix your currently installed Windows 7 and preserve your user accounts, data, programs, system drivers, etc.

Repair Install

A repair install may require that you reinstall a bunch of Windows Updates. I found it's safer (but more time consuming) to install just a few at a time rather than all at once. If you install a few at a time you can reboot, see if there are any issues, and if there are, you'll know exactly which 3 or 5 or 10 updates you need to remove. Reinstall them one at a time. They'll either all install correctly or you'll know exactly which one(s) are problematic. (If you install all at once and later find out there's a problem it's almost impossible to know which update is inv... Read more

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Hi everyone,
My HDD died on me last week so replaced it with a new one, reinstall windows 8, upgraded to windows 8.1 with out any problem, but for the past 2 days I've been having this POWER_STATE_FAILURE thing which I have no idea why.. Please help
Thanks
Attached is the .dmp file

A:Power State Failure on Windows 8.1 with New HD

Hi

Crash dumps blame "Storport.sys" ( Microsoft Storage Port Driver) as the reason behind the crashes. So the issue is definitely storage related.

Please try the below steps and let us know the result.

1. Update storage controller driver.

Download and install the latest "Chipset" driver from this link - http://www2.ati.com/drivers/13-9_win7_win8_32-64_sb.exe

2. Change power plan to "High Performance".

Power Plan Settings - Change in Windows 8

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I would like to buy a windows 8.1 pro and then update it to windows 10 (in this little remaining time). The thing I want to know is that if I can somehow backup my windows status (in case of activation and the windows itself). Since I have windows 8.1's disk, am I be able to somehow backup windows 10's status on dvds or something and restore it in case of s**t happening?

A:[Q] Is there a way to somehow backup current windows state?

Once you have Windows 10 Pro installed and activated, you have the "Digital Entitlement".
Digital Entitlement means that you can re-install Windows 10 anytime you want and as often as you want.
You won't need a product key to re-install, and activation will be automatic.
You won't need your Win 8.1 Pro disk anymore.

You can backup your Windows 10 Pro image to an external hard drive, and you can use it to restore the system if something happens to Windows 10 Pro and you cannot fix it.

The above is just general info.
There are tutorials to show you how to do that.

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My system is a recent, clean install of windows 7 64 bit, using all current drivers and updates for the components. Using Norton IS 2011. My problem is that after leaving the pc (walking away) idle for a while (10 to 15 minutes),
I come back and the mouse will move the pointer around the screen but no response from a left button click for over a minute. Then all is well untill the next idle time break. I have disabled all power saving schema in bios and in device manager for usb (mouse and Kb), as well as in power setting within windows. This is driving me a bit crazy as I can't nail this down to software or hardware. I have defraged the HDD, av scanned and disabled almost everything in the start up config file. I can't locate any errors in the windows logs either. Log file below, Thanks to any who can help..

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:58:18 AM, on 1/13/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16700)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Roxio 2011\Roxio Burn\RoxioBurnLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Roxio\CinePlayer\5.0\CPMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Ctxfihlp.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\CTXFISPI.EXE
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash... Read more

A:Windows freezes out of idle state

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the ... Read more

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Hi, I'm looking for a feature similar to windows suspend/virtual machines's save state.
I wish to resume my work without going through opening and all databases and files again in the next day.
I have been using windows suspend instead of shutdown so I can easily keep on where I left last night. But this is unpractical as ram will go and go away, my system starts to slow down after a couple of days.

Have searched for a while on google and found nothing. If someone has knowledge about such thing, it would make my life much easier.

Thanks

A:How can I save current windows state?

I assume you mean Sleep when you say suspend in Win 7.

I see the opposite when I use Hybrid Sleep - on wake-up less RAM is used than before going to sleep.
Maybe you are using programs that have a memory leak?
Do you have an issue with all programs, or just some specific program(s)?
I do see some programs use more memory over time the longer I keep them open.
MS Office Outlook is one program I have that uses more RAM each day it is open.
I can exit it and re-start to clean up RAM used ...

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.Windows 8 Thread does not have a “ZOMBIE” state. Would it be useful if Windows 8 were modified to add the “ZOMBIE” state?
 

A:Windows 8 Thread does not have a “ZOMBIE” state.

Hi abbey Can you explain us what you mean exactly by "zombie" state? You mean, "hibernation mode"?http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/how-shut-down-turn-off-pc

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Hi,

I am quite new in this forum so please forgive me if i am placing the thread in a wrong place.
any ways, a while ago i assembled my own computer with a dual core AMD, 7200 RPM harddisk, 4 GB of RAM, etc. My only flaw might be my on-board graphics card. I have installed windows 7, 64-bit.

Here is the problem description,

from the start i was experiencing slow system performance and excessive harddisk activity. After three months my computer thinks twice before opening a light browser such as google chrome. The harddisk activity has become formidable. I have tried every thing from defragmentation, leaving enough space for windows in my C drive, etc. I am not even sure if this is due to my harddisk any more. I have checked my RAM, it passes the test. I am just going crazy since i can't locate the bottleneck. can someone pls help?

cheers,
cyrus

A:very low windows 7 experience with state of the art hardware

My first guess would be a driver issue.

Did you use any vista drivers while setting things up?

Also are you using a active av scanner?
As it being too aggressive could explain all the hdd activity.

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Trying to use Windows Steady State to make some Kiosk pc's.

I want to restrict internet access to only a few websites. Problem is that when I check 'prevent internet access except for the websites below", it will not allow access to any websites on the web addresses allowed list.
It won't even go to the website that I have as the home page even when it is in the allowed list.

As soon as I uncheck Prevent Internet access, the account can go to anywhere on the web.

All my other restrictions are working perfectly.
 

A:Solved: Windows Steady State

Don't know if this will help or not...my experience in this neighborhood was limited to the older Windows Shared Computer Security Toolkit---I think that was the predecessor of Steady State.

This from the handbook is all I found on restricting sites in IE:

Home Page
In the Home Page box, you can type the Web address of the home page
you want to configure for the shared user profile. This is the home page
a shared user will see each time they open Internet Explorer.
Note: In the Home Page box, you can enter the protocol prefixes http: or https:
when you enter the Web address you want to specify for the home page of the
shared user profile.

Web Addresses Allowed
If you select the Prevent Internet access (except Web sites below)
option under Internet Explorer Restrictions, you can type the address
of the Web sites available to the user profile in the Web Addresses
Allowed check box. To enter multiple Web addresses, separate each
Web address with a semicolon; for example, type microsoft.com;
msn.com.
Note: Do not enter the protocol prefixes http: or https: in the Web Addresses
Allowed box when you enter Web addresses you want to allow the user profile
to access.For more information about parental controls and advanced Internet
filtering, see Windows Live OneCare Family Safety at:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83433.Click to expand...

The Steady State handbook is available for download from Micro$oft here.. If there's no fix for you there, and ... Read more

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Hi,

I installed Steady State on my laptop last year - Toshiba A100 Satellite. I decided to uninstall it a few days ago. Since that time, I cannot log on. I keep getting a "Please wait to log on while the Windows Steady State is being initialized" message.

The OS is XP Media Center 2006. I have tried Safe Mode, Safe Mode + Networking, trying the last know good configuration - same thing. I do have the recovery disks, but would prefer not to go that route as I would lose quite a few saved items.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanx.

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My Media State has somehow become disconnected and I am trying to reconnect it. Can anyone walk me through the steps in order to complete this task? (MY DISC WILL NOT LOAD)

A:?Windows Media State disconnected?

huh? What has become disconnected? The Ethernet? Wireless? some other form of Lan adapter? What is the exact error message you are getting. This will help us in troubleshooting the issue.

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AFTER DOING A RESET OF MY PC, MY PRINTER IS "ERROR STATE". WINDOWS 10. TRIED NUMEROUS FIXES NONE WORKED.
 

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I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but here goes: my father tried to upgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 10 on two of his laptops.

The upgrade succeeded on one computer, but the installer would not run on the other. There is no error message or anything; the installer simply appears to do nothing. However, the computer started having numerous problems afterwards: many of the programs would not run anymore, and those that still work now take an extremely long time to start.

System Restore gives me a "The dependency service or group failed to start" error. I did lots of Google searching but could not find any solutions. I tried to repair the operating system using the Windows 7 installation disc, but the same error occurs. Anyone got any suggestions?

All the files have been backed up, but we'd rather not have to do a clean install if possible due to the amount of time involved, and Dad urgently needs to use his computer. Thanks so much!

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I would like to ask some help.
If anyone know how should I proceed with my problem or give some guidance in what I should do next.

I'm trying to get Samsung N210 windows 7 back to its initial state.
But problem came in Samsung Recovery Solution 4 > Complete Restore list. Its bloody empty and I can't make complete restore. How should I proceed from here, if I want to get windows 7 back to its initial state.

A:restore windows 7 back to initial state?

http://www.sammynetbook.com/forum/th...092#post133092

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Hello,

I was just watching YouTube videos when I got a driver power state failure BSOD, my computer is set to never sleep (because I sometimes render videos over night)

I have attached my files from SF diagnostic tool.

Thanks a lot

-Jack

A:Driver power state failure - Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

*bump*

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For stability and security reasons I can't use the standby sleep S3, S4 or hybrid states for this PC. I need to try if S1 would solve the problems but I don't know how to change/switch to S1 sleep state.

PC does support S1 from the reports below and in bios there is nothing in regards to S1, S3, closest things would be C1, C2 etc which are enabled.

Fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and the latest drivers:
Intel 2500K
Asus P8Z68-V Pro
16GB ram
SSD
AMD 6950x2
sound card
"powercfg energy" energy-report.html:

S1 Sleep Supported true
S2 Sleep Supported false
S3 Sleep Supported true
S4 Sleep Supported true
"powercfg a":

C:\Users\user>powercfg a
The following sleep states are available on this system: Standby ( S1 S3 ) Hiber
nate Hybrid Sleep
The following sleep states are not available on this system:
Standby (S2)
The system firmware does not support this standby state.

A:How do I change Windows 7 sleep state settings(S3 to S1)?

Hello and welcome to the forum

I've seen this issue before and I don't know if there is a way to change the default Windows sleep state from S3 to S1.
I've never had a MB with the newer UEFI bios.
Also, never had one that enabled S1 and S3 without the option to choose one or the other.

I also would like to know if anyone has found an solution for this... registry tweek, etc.
I use Sleep and Hibernate all the time, and it's great when it works correctly.

I'm glad I don't have a MB/BIOS like this, and it just adds a requirement for me when choosing a new MB / Build.
From what I know Windows doesn't support changing the default state, and this BIOS doesn't allow selecting one for this MB...

@coffeetime
Is there a newer BIOS for your MB?
Maybe ask Asus about this, and refer them to this thread if that would help ?

You should be able to disable Hybrid Sleep in Windows Power Options / Advanced settings.
You should also be able to disable Hibernate (S4) in Windows with an elevated CMD powercfg.exe -h off
Hibernate - Enable or Disable

This won't solve your S1/S3 issue, but something you can try.
You could also try gathering a Sleep trace and see if one of the experts in the "Crashes and Debugging" sub-forum can help.
Gathering a Startup, Shutdown, Sleep, Hibernate, or Reboot Trace

Personally I don't like S1 sleep, and prefer using S4 hibernate (or turn the PC off) if S3 sleep doesn't work.
With S1 the fans run, more noise, more power used...

hope this helps,
David

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Hello,

Ive asked this now on several other places, including the eightforums, but got zero qualified answer, and I hope someone here may know what could be causing this problem:

I have bought a cheap Windows 8.1 8" tablet, a Odys Wintab Gen 8. It comes with Windows 8.1 Bing edition 32bit. The tablet was of course pre-reset and I went through the set-up (user name, password ect), I am just saying this, so no one comes up with maybe it was something preinstalled or registry may be faulty, plus I have already tried to reset Windows via recovery and went through setting it up again, without solving the issue. My idea is, that something set up by the manufacturer, mostly via Windows registry entry, or via policy, is causing this, and the setting is stored already in the recovery image. There are no third party programs running.

The problem is simple: Whenever I open any exe file, regardless how, via double click, via start menu, or even via cmd.exe type and enter, Windows will open the exe in a maximized state. Again, I am talking about normal Windows exe files, not modern ui apps!

It also happens for programs, which dont allow a maximized window state at all, like setup dialogues, or info popups, I have attached an example.

Hope someone can help me sorting this out and offering a solution. Thank you very much

A:Windows opens all EXE as window state maximized

Hello and welcome maffle mate am not promising anything but just what I would try and that is if you can get a command prompt going I would run a sfc and a chkdsk - including the /f and /r switches.

But as I said this is just something I would try and do not know if this is appropriate but seeing you have been waiting for a while I thought I might toss a few thoughts in your direction


http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html< if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2
Now as you have a desktop too running in 8 and this is just a pure guess and try why not hook it to the desktop via cable and scan it for malware these three would worth a try

http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

ADW download frombleeping computer delete any rubbish found with the malware scans

(NB If one is runningKaspersky security it may rant about ADW - just ignore it or disable Kasperskywhile the ADW is being used)

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