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Windows 7: My Win7 computer behaves weird!

19 Jan 2010   #1

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
My Win7 computer behaves weird!

Hello geeks!

Basically, I have no problems or issues with my Win7 computers. It's just that sometimes they behave really odd, without logic.

I thought it would be interesting to collect these weird stories here. I'll begin:

I have Logitech wireless keyboard / mouse combos in every computer I have. All are working fine, it's just this my private use laptop (see my specs) that is a bit weird. I use Logitech diNovo Media Bluetooth keyboard / mouse combo with this laptop, when home. It's working perfectly as long as I do not reboot. Normally I reboot only a couple times a month, hibernating all the time. But when I reboot, I have to unplug all USB devices for Logitech kb & mouse to work. If I reboot when one or more USB device is connected, the kb & mouse do not work.

Sometimes I don't remember this when rebooting so after Windows 7 has started and keyboard & mouse are not working, I have to shut the computer down, disconnect USB devices and reboot once again. After reboot, I can reconnect the USB devices and everything works perfectly.

Not a big issue, just weird.

Second weird thing is the Quick Launch toolbar. It works and I like to use it, it's just that the built-in Snipping Tool does not want to stay there. I mean, when I reboot, the Snipping Tool has normally disappeared from Quick Launch, and I have to manually put it back. (read more here, post #221). It stays there until next reboot.

Do you have any weird issues with your Win7 computer? If so, post it here.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jan 2010   #2


Windows 7 and Media Center is the first stable TV viewing / recording PC platform I have owned. I am very happy with it. What seems weird is the picture will disappear but the sound continues to play and I get this message that it can't find any tuners? The picture will appear for an instant when I scroll the channels, and the preview pictures works. It is like "Where is my hat?" Duh, look on your head! Always takes a reboot to restore.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

The only thing weird about my Windows 7 computer is that I have no problems with it, not one. It works perfectly and I can't break it.... which is really weird because I do try. any day now... come on.. break....
My System SpecsSystem Spec

19 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

So your Logitech stuff is not acting logically? Wierd.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jan 2010   #5


If I stay connected to my wireless for more than 2 hours, I lose the connection, and the only way to get it back is to delete the connection from the wireless network settings then reboot and enter the psk code
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

6 weeks now and no issues to report...
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