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Q: stop Vista from asking for a password when it wakes up

I have set my machine (under Power Options and other places) to not ask for a password when it starts or wakes up, but it's still doing it. How can I get Vista to stop doing this?

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A: stop Vista from asking for a password when it wakes up

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Hello, my daughter and I share the same computer. She changed my account that was administrator to Standard and then clicked on this : require password when computer wakes. Now everytime i download something the download works but then the security question pops up and says i require a password and i have to type it below but it wont let me type it below because the setting : require password when computer wakes needed administrator account to function but now because i have standard it wont let me type a password. i tried changing the account type but the same thing happens and i tried : change settings that are curently unavailable and its the same! please help me because it wont let me download stuff for my work . thank-you

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setting up my new laptop and it will not allow me to set a password when I open the lid from sleep.
windows 8
thank you for any help

A:password when computer wakes from sleep mode

what you should try is... turn off the laptop. turn it on. go into your  settings. change pc settings. users. change password........ it should be the password you use for the sign in

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Hi Guys,

Am new to this forum *waves*, so please bear with me while I figure out how to use it!

I am having a problem that started about 1 week ago with my password protection. I have absolutely no idea what I have done to cause the problem and have tried Googleing, but cannot find a solution.

When I lift my lid on my laptop (whether it is plugged in or not) I have settings coordinated in a way so that I am prompted for my password for security reasons (obviously). I have the lid settings, set to 'sleep' (and have also tried 'hibernate' as well).

All of a sudden the only time I am prompted to enter my password is on Startup. Checked all settings; tried hibernate (plugged in and unplugged) same as sleep and nothing worked. Tried changing my password and also turning it off and on and still it is not working! I am the only one who uses my computer, therefore I am the Administrator. The concern is, anyone in the workplace can open my laptop lid and have full access to my laptop, as well as the sticky beaks at home.

Can anyone please offer a solution, step by step. I am not familiar with drivers etc nor do I know how to figure out what versions of particular programs I am running, but if given steps can easily figure it out.

Thank you in advance!


A:Password prompt not working when laptop 'wakes'

Hello Cleo, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might double check in your Power Plan Options to make sure that you have the Require password on wakeup option set to Yes.

Password Protection on Wakeup

As for how how to use the forum the FAQs link may help with the basics. If you have any questions though, then please just let us know.

Hope this helps,

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I have an HP laptop and sometimes it will not only wake up by itself, but turn itself on! It always happens when I am watching a movie on my Xbox 360, which is connected to a wired network. I assume it's some kind of media center thing with Vista. Thing is, if I don't catch the laptop turning on, it will stay on and run out of battery power and die, which is a pain. I've even tried turning off the wireless feature and it still comes on!

What's odd is that when the computer comes on/wakes up, the HP QuickPlay program is launched, which is HP's DVD/media player that pops up when you press the DVD button or insert a DVD. I don't have anything in the disc drive, so that can't be it.

It's random too. Like I said, it always happens when I have my TV and Xbox 360 on. But the 360 is connected via wire to my router, but the router itself is wireless. Sometimes I will be watching something for awhile before it comes on, and sometimes it doesn't come on at all. Hard to nail down.

Thank you.

A:Vista laptop wakes up on it's own.

I have the same laptop,, is it possible you are accidentally hitting the quick launch button next to the power button? Because it is very very sensitive and it will power on the laptop and go right to quickplay

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Compaq Presario 6-8 yrs. old. Only 2 GB ram. Looking into auto startup programs. Computer can take 5+ minutes to wake up in morning or middle of day after leaving it for awhile. Regular scans and defrags. Even took to Office Depot, but they want $100+ to do full cleanup. Saw the forum on this site about Event Viewer, came up with several codes: 300,302,301,351,303, also 501,500,400,100,101,103,107. Hundreds of them. Windows site a little too technical and not much help. What steps should I take and in what order? Thanks in advance!

A:vista wakes very slowly from sleep mode

Windows vista are very heavy and want a lot of resources.
Your machine is very old. Format it and install a fresh version of windows xp.

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I have Vista. I am trying to set it so that when I put my laptop to sleep it will ask for a password to log back in when I wake it up. Under "PowerOptions > SystemSettings> Power Protection On Wakeup" I have it set to "Require a password."

However, when I wake up my laptop it does not ask for a password but instead loads right back up to the desktop. When I leave the computer idle for a long period of time and it locks itself/hybernates/whatever it does ask for a password, and I do have a password saved on the computer.

Is there something I am missing here? I'd like for the password prompt to start working.


A:[SOLVED] No Password Prompt When Vista Awakes Though Password Enabled

Hi -

Try resetting the power options to default settings.

Are all Windows Updates in, including Vista SP1 & SP2?


Regards. . .



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I did it. In Windows XP, when I couldn't connect to the Net, I went into Network Connections and fussed around with the two Local Area Connections that I have, and now every time I boot up my computer it asks for a password. Even though I have always left it blank, it still asks for a password every time. What do I check or uncheck to get it to stop asking for a password?

A:XP, please stop asking for a password

Have u tried just clicking OK, and leaving the password blank??

If it doesn't work u may have to phone ur ISP to re-set the account

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I have an older Gateway Performance 1300 desktop that I inherited. There is a password on it that has to be put in before it will even go to setup. I assume it is a computer password rather than an XP password (running XP Home SP3) but I can find no way to turn it off. In the setup, it says supervisor password uninstalled, user password installed, and below it has places to put in both passwords. I guess if it is the user password, I could change it, but I see no way to turn it off. No one else uses the computer and there is no need for this password, it is just an aggravation.

Any help on how to turn it off would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

A:How do I stop using a password

Do you have the owner/user manual?

You could also go here:


and enter the serial number on the back of the case. You may be able to download a manual there.

That model is over 10 years old, you may have difficulty finding support documentation.

The basic approach would be to reset the BIOS/CMOS jumper pin on the motherboard, IMO.

Worth a look, http://www.tech-faq.com/reset-bios-password.html


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When I start my computer I have to enter a password. I would like to be able to stop doing this and be able to go straight into my computer without having to type in a password. Does anyone know how this can be done?

A:Want to stop using password

Hello John,

You can use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to set Windows to automatically sign in to your account at startup.

Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

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How do I change my logon options so that I do not have to use either a password or PIN#?

A:Want to stop using password

See this tutorial: Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup - Windows 10 Forums


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I have an account on a website that is quite important; it is a https site. It remembers my username and password, so I went to Internet options and deleted the history, passwords, cookies etc. I also edited the options to "don't remember passwords or data entered into forms etc" but the problem still persists. The people who manage that site told me it's not a problem of which they are aware either.

I would try a different web browser but neither chrome nor firefox seem to support all the functions of this site. If I am missing something obvious or if anyone has anything else worth trying please do let me know......thank you.

A:IE9 won't stop remembering a password!

Run CCleaner. That may eradicate it. Download CCleaner 3.20.1750 - FileHippo.com

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When the password window appears on startup, it immediately fills with dots and I cannot stop it. I cannot get into my system because I cannot prevent the dots. I have tried the following:

~ deleting the dots -- but they simply reappear
~ pressing enter (in hopes it would allow me to enter a password on the second time),
~ going in through safe mode (same problem exists)
~ go to 'last known good configuration'
~ using on screen keyboard
~ using an external keyboard
~ rebooting

This is on a Dell Pavillion dm4 laptop. Oh, and before this started, I was creating a new user account and the battery died. When I ran to get the cord, my child was pressing the numbers 1-9 repetitively. I did try to let it fill for a few minutes thinking it may just need to catch up, but that wasn't it. Something is wrong.

A:How do I stop password from filling?

Can you disable the built-in keyboard via a shortcut? Most laptops have the feature... Then try the external lone again.

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I keep getting a message "To use HP Password Manager, you need to install the Password Manager Firefox extension.  Firefox will not let me use the extension and I would simply like to stop the constant messaging.

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really losing my patience on this one, so any help would be greatly appreciated ...
XP Pro SP3 on DELL Dimension 4550
Ive been googling and for the most part see the same suggestion offered as a fix:

"right click desktop – properties – screen saver tab – power button – change monitor and hard drive turn off to the desired time period"

as well as this for the password issue:

"Log on to your computer as an administrator. Click Start, and then click Control Panel. - Click Performance and Maintenance. - Click Power Options. - Click Advanced tab. - Under “Options” section, uncheck the check box for Prompt for password when computer resume from standby opton."

ive seen this suggested over and over and have applied the steps in both my limited account and in the admin account. still keeps doing the same thing.
• I'd like to note that i saw one thing mentioned that i have not tried because i wasnt sure how to proceed.
i saw someone mention the power management settings in the BIOS. BUT when i entered the BIOS, i wasnt sure what might be safe to change / disable / etc.,etc...
any other thoughts ideas / tips?
thanks all

this is a work computer so i apologize if i dont update or reply right away

A:How Do I Make XP STOP Going To Sleep Then Asking For Password?

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I've changed the power plan to not require a password on wakeup but my system seems to be ignoring the setting. When I go back and check the settings, the "Don't require a password" circle is filled in, but when it wakes up I still have to enter a password. Any suggestions?

A:How can I stop requiring a password on wakeup

Hello Mark,

Double check all options in the tutorial below to disable requiring a password on wakeup may help. One may be sticking causing the other locations to get reset.

Password - Require on Wakeup

Hope this helps,

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Every other time I've installed Windows I haven't had this problem.
But I just installed Windows 8 on this laptop.
And now I'm trying finish setting it up. But every time I want to install something or run some kind of administrative tool like Firewall it asks me for my password.
On any other account I've ever used I just get a pop up saying "This app wants to run." Then I click ok or cancel.
How do I make it like that instead of having to type my password every time?

A:[SOLVED] How do I make UAC stop asking for a password?

Go to Search and type Local Security Policy Right click the results and Run As Administrator. On the left panel open Local Policies click on Security Options. On the right panel find User Account Control: Behavior of the Elevation prompt for.. Right click it Properties and choose Elevate without Prompting for Admn. You can leave the Standard User set to default.

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I removed the requirement many times and ways. But when your pc updates during the night it turns it back to asking for the requirement again. very frustrating

A:how do you stop windows 10 password requirement

njabbfan Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about wanting to login to Win10 without using a password and wanted to help.Don't know what you tried, but see if this TenForums tutorial helps:  http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3539-sign-user-account-automatically-windows-10-startup.html Good LuckI am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.========================================================================If you feel my suggestions helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol to say thanks!If they helped resolve your issue, please click "Accept As Solution" to help others find similar information. 

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My question is whether using a password manager would prevent a keylogger from stealing passwords.

I thought that as a password manager pastes the passwords directly into your browser then it wouldn't give much chance for a keylogger to record keystrokes or copy things from the system memory.

Any thoughts about this ?


A:Do password managers stop keyloggers ?

crezz said:

My question is whether using a password manager would prevent a keylogger from stealing passwords.

I thought that as a password manager pastes the passwords directly into your browser then it wouldn't give much chance for a keylogger to record keystrokes or copy things from the system memory.

Any thoughts about this ?

Thanks.Click to expand...


My strategy on windows was this;
Anti-Keylogger (for example: KeyScrambler or Zemana Antilogger) + Keepass with Secure Window + Two-Channel Auto-Type Obfuscation for every password.
Browser plugin too.

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A few days ago I had to re-load everything on this computer. My HD went bad. Now every time I start windows it stops and asks for my password. I didn't enter a password and don't need one. How can I prevent this from happening and just go ahead and load windows???

A:how to stop asking for password when logging in to xp home

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I would greatly apreciate if someone who already knows how to solve this prob could guide me. Nobody seems to know yet...

I have been trying to solve this prob for a while now .

I have a asus p6t deluxe v2 Motherboard with win seven on in.
I Have 3 sessions, Admin rights, standart rights, and guest.

When I start my pc in the admin session epu starts by itself no pop up. I want to keep on using this epu.

But when I use my standard session (wich i always do), at every start I have a pop up asking me if I allow the program to run and I need to type the admin password.

I would like epu to just start without asking me the permission nor password.

please help me

thx a lot

A:how to stop epu-six engin to pop up for password at every session

up por favor

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My 64bit laptop is connected to cable Internet/router, with wi-fi disabled-
I trialed Bitdefender IS (Slow/buggy!), and it forced me to create a logon password.

After uninstalling BD, I set PW to spaces so I wouldn't be prompted every time I booted.
Now Win popup says to create a new PW, as current PW expires in 4 days.

How can I completely stop PW protection, and Not be bugged again?

A:How to completely stop password protection?

I don't recommend this but if you really want to disable the password from the start menu type in secpol.msc. Expand account policies > password policies. Double click on minimum password length, enter 0, and then close. Open maximum password age and enter 0 and close both windows. From control panel open up user accounts. Click on your account and then select remove password. Type in your current password and then click on remove password.

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Hey guys

My parents want me to put fliters on the family computer because we foster, so how do i make a limited account disable password creation but still allow for applications to be installed?(they are not smart enough to crack a password with software)

Any ideas? thanks in advance .

A:How do i stop password creation on a limited account etc..

Are you running Windows XP Professional or Home? If you are running Pro, I suppose making them Power User accounts but setting the "User cannot change password" option should work.

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I'm working on building an image of a windows xp pro machine to deploy to approx 800 machines in a windows NT4 network. By default every time a new person logs in it creates a new profile, and in this profile under the power settings it is set to prompt for password after the PC resumes. How can I set it so that option is not set by default for all new users.

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When I start up, the computer seems to be typing by itself, filling the password field over and over.  Sometime this occurs in the address bar and other field, and asterisks appear by the dozens/hundreds.  While this is happening the mouse seems to be disabled.  It's hard to explain it's very frustrating.  Can anyone help?

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When the password window appears on startup, it immediately fills with dots. I can remove them by backspacing then deleting. How do I stop it from happening?

A:How do I stop password window from filling up with dots?

Feels like your keyboard is malfunctioning.
That its in somekind of loop during bootup. Try with another keyboard.

Or do the super-duper solution. Reset your CMOS Its the big round battery on your mobo. Just jank that out, wait 5-10 sec, plug it back in.
That should erase any unwanted actions from the bootup.

If its a desktop, kinda hard to do that on a laptop. And if you havent done it before, use caution and google how to. Never start fiddeling in a open computercase if you havent done it before.

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My wife's computer (running Windows 10) stops at the login screen and asks her to put in her password. Since she is the only one using the computer and is the administrator of that computer, how can I not require it to ask for a login password at bootup? Not sure how to navigate to the place that would let me not require this.

A:Stop Windows 10 from asking for password at login screen

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Will the hacker still get into the computer system, if I change the computer password to get into the computer, if a virus has already probably taken the login passwords for the emails and other accounts, and if so, will changing those passwords make those accounts safe, or will the virus already have a reset password program in it.

If anyone can help me please.

A:Will changing the computer password stop hackers....

closing duplicate thread, please do not create duplicate threads for the same issue as it can get rather confusing. Your main thread is at http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/1127619-hackers-still-get-control-even.html.



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Ok, first things first I completly locked myself out of my own comptuer. Then I broke into my own account and created a password reset disk. Now, anyone who types in a wrong password can reset it.

In other words no matter the password you enter it can open my account.

I'm the only user on this computer, no guest , admin, nothing. I'm trying not to create a new account in order to correct this probelm.
*Changing the password dose not correct this probelm.

A:Stop the password reset disk function

I don't think there is any other way around it except to make another account

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Why do i have to change my password each time i log in from a pc ? Its me but i dont have the opportunity to prove it. You just make me change my password .......again. Thankyou idiots. You just make my day longer each week. Thankfully google, despite their
intrusive sales of personal detail, do not stuff up as much as microsoft. I think microsoft need a whole new security team, starting with director !

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I was told to post here, because it is most likely a virus related problem. One day out of the blue I start getting these "Enter network password" boxes. Nothing entered gets taken as correct. So I have to hit cancel, and a few minutes later its back. It minimizes anything full screen, making gaming impossible. It's a real hair puller, and it doesnt seem to have anything to do with home groups, or anything windows xp related.

What should I do?

Also I don't know if this matters, but it doesnt seem to have a process to find or kill. Can't see it unless you click the window its bound to, for example if I have a game up, it wont let me press anything if I dont click cancel before going back in.

Ran a mbam scan, it found something called "Trojan Dropper PE4" in my internet explorer folder. (who uses IE anymore?)

A:"Enter Network Password" Message wont stop popping up

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Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwar... Read more

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It's driving me nuts. I've tried all the user related fixes, the home group ones, and I do not have outlook express installed. But still it pops up every few minutes, minimizing anything I have going on, and wont let me touch it till I hit cancel. Makes playing games extremely frustrating.

Any ideas on how to fix this?

A:"Enter Network Password" Message wont stop popping up

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I have 2 computers networked together. (peer to peer) They both use VISTA Business. Computer 1 has no problem accessing Computer 2. Computer 2 gets a pop up asking for username and password when I try to access Computer 1.
Ironically I only need Computer 2 to access Computer 1.
Computer 1 has Mcafee Firewall. Computer 2 has no firewall enabled.
Both computers have the same settings.
File Sharing is on
Public Folder Sharing is on
Password Protected Sharing is off.
I assume I must find a way to get around Mcafee but I have no idea how.
I appreciate any help you can give me. My thanks in advance.

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I have a laptop that has a SATA drive as C: with XP on it. I took this drive out and installed a drive from an external USB case that I have and installed Vista on it (as a "new" C: drive.) then pulled this drive out and reinstalled the original drive into the laptop and put the Vista drive into the USB case. I connected it to the laptop, and it will get part of the way through the boot process then give BSOD with a STop 7B error (Device Inaccessible).

I don't want to have a boot menu on the C: drive in the laptop. I want ot choose from the laptop's boot menu which drive it will boot from (C: in laptop, or D: on USB connection).

What do I need to modify on the Vista drive to get it to boot completely, without making any changes to the current C: drive?

Thanks in advance!

A:STOP 7B on Vista

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Hello World,

My Sister has kids who are using computer continuously doing nonsense and not school works. She always been talking to them about the important of school and they don't listen, the warning letter is almost to half the the garbage bin if they have been kept.

We just been discussing "what action should be taken?" I have told her we may install some software like parental control of Windows Vista. because the parental control in not in Windows XP, I am here asking you to tell me "where to get the free/cheaper software that can do they followings:

Limit the hours of using computer.
Automatically computer log off after hours.
Setup the days to use computer.
Block specific website
Stop them from playing games from the internet/computer too
Stop each user from downloading as set up by Admin.
And all those that Admin (parent) can do to prevent the kids from.

To the online games, the bill for the internet is too high because of online playing, watching movies, surfing the web each after each (children).

Mum of the Kids is desperately waiting for your help.
Any help would be grateful and appreciate.
Thanks you

A:Solved: Stop! Stop! Stop!!! Kids from long hours computer used

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About 2 weeks ago I built the computer specified below, mainly for gaming, but for other regular functions. After everything got set up it seemed like it was all fine except I get Blue Screen of Deaths every so often that really have me worried something more could be wrong. So far though they haven't happened regularly. There isn't one particular thing I do that causes them. The last time it happened it was when restarting my computer, however there may have been a time where it did it without it being restarted.

I've run all sorts of scans, AVG, Ad-Aware, Spy-Bot and they havne't really found anything. I've also run a MemTest 86 because I read that this problem sometimes signifies problems in memory but it didn't come up with any errors.

As I said this doesn't happen lie every time I restart or start the comp up, or when I open a certain program so I'm not sure what the cause of it is. Since they've happened sporadically I don't even remember the conditions of all the times it's happened because it seemed so random. If I had to make a stab in the dark I'd say that at least two of them happened after I finished playing games like Call of Duty 4 and then restarted my computer, but I can't swear by that being hte only time it happens.

Since I just built this thing 2 maybe 3 weeks ago, the drivers are pretty much up to date as I installed them all after I finished building. Any idea on what the hell is up with my computer? The next string after 0x0000008E I THINK (onl... Read more

A:Vista Stop 0x0000008E

Well unfortunatly that error message is difficult to decifer. I've had that error message with anything from a corrupt windows to bad hardware and everything in between. My advice.. the next time it happens open eventviewer if you haven't tried that already. (start-run-eventvwr.msc). It may give you some error messages to help narrow it down.

If it does you may have to use debugging tools for windows which can be found here: http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/devtoo...g/default.mspx to open your .dmp files. I'm not sure where these are saved in windows vista so you may have to do a search for .dmp. You will have to load symbols in the program which can be found under file menu and I can't remember the exact name for the menu item to choose but it has something to do with symbols. If you need more info I can download it and let you know.

Enter SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols into the symbol path and then open the latest dump file. If you can get through this post it and we can take a look to see if it helps us narrow it down to a particular file or driver causing the crash.

I'm being quite vague because details may end up in a very long boring post but if you need more direction let me know and Ill walk you through it step by step.

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Dear all,

I am having some major hanging issues with Vista (Ultimate 32bit). I believe that I can divide the issues into two: non game related and game related.

Non-game related hanging issues usually happens between the BIOS loading to within the first few minutes of successfully booting up Vista. As per the previous sentence, my computer can hang right after the BIOS screen (total blank screen); right after load select screen (F8) screen where the loading windows screen can be seen as a faint ghost as the computer locks right as Vista loading takes place; as well as during the loading screen (the moving bar locks).

Post-loading, the non-game hanging issues can happen almost immediately (just the backdrop and the mouse cursor with the mouse circle frozen); as the background programs are loading; and sometimes even the mere act of clicking can hang the computer.

Usually I have to reboot my computer several times (up to ten times sometimes!) just to reach to the point where Vista somehow ‘stabilizes’ itself (i.e. no post-loading crashes for a few minutes). I have also experienced the hanging during installation of SP1; and the problem has still not gone away since the SP1 update.

Game-related seems to only occur with specific games, in this case I have gotten hangs (the screen goes black with/ without music playing in the background) with games such as NeverWinterNights 2 and Nine Dragons. Oddly enough I never experience hangs with such games as Evil Genius or Splinter... Read more

A:Vista hangs non stop, please help!

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I already checked the site in the sticked thread (cant post links yet) but none of the listed issues helped my problem. Here is what is going on:

I turned my computer back on after about 3-4 months of no use at all. Everything was running fine and then at start up I got my usual Adobe Flash pop up telling me to install the new version. I always said no because I never really use Flash but this time I said why not I just got my computer back running might as well get everything up to date.

After about 5-10 minutes of running the computer shuts down and I get the BSOD. This is the first time I have ever seen the BSOD on this computer. I kept trying to start it up and got no where. I am almost certain is being caused my the new version of flash i installed. I want to get in to the computer to remove flash but I cant even get past the splash screen. Here is everything I have tried:

Safe mode: cant get in only get BSOD
Repair mode: it started to repair once or twice but eventually got BSOD
Repair CD: Starts to load and then BSOD

There has to be something else I can do!

The error code is this - Stop: 0x0000007e

This is a 32 bit vista duel core machine if that is any help


A:Stop: 0x0000007e on Vista

Looks like most other threads except this one have been getting replies. Im desperate guys!

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Gives me the blue screen of death :-(
It says "startup repair" has checked for problems and it can't repair the problem automatically.

No new hardware or software have been installed.
The computer is a Dell Inspiron 1420 notebook computer.

It says repair attempts 15 times.

A:vista stop error 7E

Can you log into Windows?

Try booting into SAFEMODE w/ Networking - tap F8 key during boot-up.

Then -->> http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ns-452654.html

Regards. . .



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In the last couple of days something has happened with my laptop so that it will not boot. Acer Aspire 6930, running Vista Home Premium (32 bit).

When run in safe mode it shows a list of loaded files, with crcdisk.sys being the last of these. As I understand it from a little bit of reading since the issue surfaced, that is the last successful file in the boot, not the problem child.
When run in safe mode the BSOD appears, with an error message DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE and stop code of 9F.
CCleaner seemed to update and run itself a couple of days before this issue and seems the most likely culprit, or it and something else combined. There were good boots after that though.

I have downloaded a boot disk and attempted to run system restore. That said it fixed one disk issue, and subsequently finds no issues. Nor is there a previous restore point that it could find. I can get a command prompt when using the recovery disk, but that is limited in what it can do.

I'm not techie whatsoever, and am completely stuck with where to go next. My reading makes me think it might be a driver conflict, which fits with the error. Everyone else (that I have read on various forums) who has solved one of these had the issue only after sleep, or intermittently, and had some Windows access.
I am loathe to do a re-install because there is data on there that I can't afford to lose, and right now have no way of copying it to anywhere else.

A:Can Not Boot Vista - STOP 9F

Go here to download Ubuntu 10.04 ( There is a newer version, but I am going by my existing setup, so follow along and choose 10.04 ) http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download Save the iso file.

Then download ImgBurn from here: http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

Install ImgBurn and run it.

Choose "Write Image to Disc"

At the top of the Imgburn window, where it says "Source" click on the folder with maginfying glass icon; Then navigate to where you saved the ISO file.

Then click on the bottom area of the window depicting hd write to CD.

That should create the CD.

Now you want to boot with the CD on your PC. Check your BIOS so that it chooses to boot using the CD first. You are looking for the Boot menu, boot priority, or something along that line.

Once you boot into Ubuntu, pull down the Places pull down menu. Choose the ## GB Filesystem. That would be your hard drive. You will be able to see all folders in your drive. Now copy off the files you want to a USB memory stick.

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I have bought an Acer Aspire 5738 on Saturday.
It was working all fine.I installed Alcohol 120 in the system.After that window got restarted and a blue screen came to appear writing the error.
This is a stop error.
I tried many times to go inside the window and to uninstall the software I installded.But it is not giving time to do that job also.it automatically starts rebooting and the blue screen with the stop error comes.
I tried in safe mode also.same thing happens.
I m not getting time do anything.

Please suggest me what will i do?

A:Stop error in Vista

It would help if you told us what the error actually is.

Try booting in safe mode. (tap F8 while the system is booting)

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I'm logged in as a system administrator and i cannot stop the services trough task manager. I tried to modify the services.msc file to allow permissions for administrator as full control but it cannot be done. Check box Full control is unable to be checked.

Thank you for your answer

A:how to stop service on vista

Is it just in task manager you can't disable them? Or can you disable them through services.msc still?

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I have received the Stop 0x0000000A on my recent build. System was stable for ~ 3 weeks. Specs are as follows: Asus P5Q, Q9550, GTX 260 core 216, 8GB 1066MHz Kingston HyperX, 500GB Seagate, 750 Zalman PSU.

First few times I was able to review event logs and check for any application/driver installs that might have caused the problem with no results.

System no longer goes past logon screen before BSOD. Tried a new MB with updated BIOS. Tried different modules in different RAM slots. All with no success. I am unable to get into the system to apply any update patches or configuration changes past the BIOS.

Any suggestions?

A:Vista x64 Stop 0x0000000A

try removing some ram and see if you can get past the login if you can you need to download and install this update.

Error message when you try to install Windows Vista on a computer that uses more than 3 GB of RAM&#58; &#34;STOP 0x0000000A&#34;

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similar problem.. im gnna give out all the details i have managed till now..
i have a laptop,vaio VGN -CR363 , my OS is vista,32 its about 18 months old..

just before the bsod problems my bluetooth adapter was working up and i got messages to reinstall the drivers fer it.(didnt pay much heed to it)i thnk i had a few viruses on my system i used avira and cleaned them up.(only the c i also let windows update download updates (around 450 mb) (in the meantime i went out fer a smoke) it installed them then prompted me to reboot. i rebooted it when i got back and since then iv had this error message.(BSOD)

a problem has been detected ..blah blah..windows shut down to prevent damage to your system.. .
stop :0x000000ED (0x85B33808,0X80000003,0X00000000,0X00000000)

the first time i saw this i nearly shat in my pants, when i regained control of my bowel movements i managed to fumble upto the system repair that is bundled with the system. my 250gb hdd is divided into usable part for me, and the restore part which is not accessible normally.which is why i never bothered with bootable windows disks.
nevertheless i got to a (windows like)GUI when i accessed system repair.(which is loaded automatically upon rebooting after unsuccessful boot)the automatic system repair failed and i got a box giving me options to either send a report to microsoft or not.nuthn happens either ways.. after this fails i am acquainted with some advanced optio... Read more

A:vista stop :0x000000ED ,please have a look.

depends on which driver update software you were using.
some driver update software programs don't recognize your hardware (for example driver genius pro) and it installs Wrong software for the item, therefore causing windows to malfunction or, as in your case, not start at all (and showing the blue screen of death)

the least you can do right now is recover to the out-of-box state.
if you don't have the recovery cd's (or dvd's) I would strongly suggest to you to obtain any os and do a fresh install on your VAIO
Good luck and hope this helps!

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hey guys i have my vista wireless laptop and i want to manualy enter my PSK everytime i connect so basacly i dont want vista to rember my PSK also i want to know how to do this on many other OS so i can delete the PSK after they have disconnected from ym network,=) so because its to hard to change it every 5 min i just want to know how i can stop and computer using wifi from remembering my PSK so i dont have to change and people who have been on the network dont "piggyback"
help would be great.


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I have vista, recently upond boot up the computer freezes or takes forever to load vista, windows side bar is slow and has a white back ground, once I get on the net it takes forever to move forward or backward on pages. I have Norton interet security, ran it and it says no virus found, I have also done all windows updates.

please help this computer never ran this slow.

A:vista slowed down to a stop

Try this donjuandavid: Slow Computer?, Use this troubleshooting checklist.

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