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Forum: Installation & Setup 12 Apr 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 538
Posted By Randysea
Recovery disk says Repair Windows Boot Manager but OS is booting fine

I made a recovery/repair DVD and booted up from it. It located my Windows OS on drive C:. Then it gave me a strange menu: Recovery disk Repair Windows Boot Manager Add startup option: Windows...
Forum: General Discussion 14 Jan 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By Randysea
Still no solution. The workaround is to set the...

Still no solution. The workaround is to set the sleep timer to be very short when on battery, like 5 minutes idle. It is annoying but at least it gives me a sleep/standby option. I would still...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 11 Jan 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 744
Posted By Randysea
Same exact problem is being discussed here:...

Same exact problem is being discussed here: http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/317903-getting-exhausted-trying-put-my-laptop-sleep.html#post2652699
Forum: General Discussion 10 Jan 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By Randysea
Fantail thanks. I have checked settings. No help...

Fantail thanks. I have checked settings. No help before. But I will try them again, maybe switch power choices.

PSCO2007 thanks also. Wake_armed lists nothing preventing sleep mode.

As for...
Forum: General Discussion 10 Jan 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By Randysea
Here is some more info. It appears that the...

Here is some more info. It appears that the laptop will sometimes go into sleep mode based on timer settings. I have it set to sleep after 3 hours idling on power, 30 minutes idling on battery.
...
Forum: General Discussion 10 Jan 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By Randysea
Getting exhausted trying to put my laptop to Sleep

Sleep mode worked fine for 2+ years, until a month or so ago. I could get to Sleep mode from Start/Shut Down, or automatically by closing the lid. Now I can't get to it either way. Panasonic...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 05 Apr 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 2,509
Posted By Randysea
Thank you, Noel. I ran the Intel driver updates....

Thank you, Noel. I ran the Intel driver updates. After that, Windows Update worked and offered me 13 important and dozens of other updates. I went with the important ones for now. Looks like all is...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 05 Apr 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 2,509
Posted By Randysea
Thank you, NoelDP. I have seen this suggestion...

Thank you, NoelDP. I have seen this suggestion posted elsewhere. I hesitated because these are described as RAID drivers. I don't have a RAID array, just a single hard drive with two partitions.
...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 05 Apr 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 2,509
Posted By Randysea
Windows 7 Ult, updates won't run, Fixit crashes; error 0xc800247

Panasonic Toughbook laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate. MyComputer/Properties says Windows is activated and shows my correct activation code. Except for the update errors, everything seems to be...
Forum: General Discussion 19 Feb 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,580
Posted By Randysea
Good news, and better news. The tutorial worked...

Good news, and better news. The tutorial worked as described. After I Restarted, I logged on as a user. Ran it once to enter the administrator password. After rebooting, I could just click on the new...
Forum: General Discussion 18 Feb 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,580
Posted By Randysea
I don't think the linked tutorial will work for...

I don't think the linked tutorial will work for my issue. Right up front, it says:


This shortcut and task can only be created and work while logged in as an administrator account.
This...
Forum: General Discussion 18 Feb 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,580
Posted By Randysea
How can I schedule a startup task that requires admin privileges?

This is something that has bugged me since installing Windows 7 Ultimate with separate admin and user accounts.

As often recommended for security, I normally log on as a standard user. If I...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 24 Mar 2012
Replies: 15
Views: 25,293
Posted By Randysea
Sorry, I did not understand from your second post...

Sorry, I did not understand from your second post that the files were missing.

As for restore, I don't use Windows built-in backup because it doesn't encrypt the backup. I use Norton Ghost. I...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 17 Mar 2012
Replies: 15
Views: 25,293
Posted By Randysea
Are you sure you first activated the hidden...

Are you sure you first activated the hidden administrator account? If you did, you'd now have at least two admin accounts. It is that newly revealed account that worked for me.
Forum: General Discussion 18 Aug 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 2,301
Posted By Randysea
Maybe coincidence, maybe sunspots. Today when I...

Maybe coincidence, maybe sunspots. Today when I booted Windows, I no longer had icon drop shadows. Maybe it's like the "shortcut to" part of the name of shortcuts in XP. Change the name enough times...
Forum: General Discussion 17 Aug 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,816
Posted By Randysea
I have a similar problem with Visual Effects...

I have a similar problem with Visual Effects reverting. The thread is here (http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/180995-no-way-get-rid-icon-drop-shadows.html), but so far no replies.
Forum: General Discussion 15 Aug 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 3,714
Posted By Randysea
Thank you, pallesenw. That was exactly what I was...

Thank you, pallesenw. That was exactly what I was looking for.

It also makes perfect sense now that you've pointed me there. In this procedure, Windows looks at all available certificates on the...
Forum: General Discussion 15 Aug 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 3,714
Posted By Randysea
So how do I do that? I've seen explanations of...

So how do I do that? I've seen explanations of exporting keys so encrypted files could be read on other machines, nothing about this situation.

As for the question from Logicearth, it's not any...
Forum: General Discussion 15 Aug 2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,509
Posted By Randysea
Not exactly a speed fetish. You are copying 4.5...

Not exactly a speed fetish. You are copying 4.5 GB in 13 minutes. I am copy 700MB in 20 minutes. That just seems very slooooooooow.

Maybe I should try copying a DVD for comparison. I don't think...
Forum: General Discussion 15 Aug 2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,509
Posted By Randysea
Using Nero 9, I just copied an audio disk...

Using Nero 9, I just copied an audio disk (recorded book). It took just over 20 minutes to read and then write a CD-R. My laptop is set for maximum performance. Seems like it should be faster. But...
Forum: General Discussion 14 Aug 2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,509
Posted By Randysea
My setup, unlike the OP, is an internal drive in...

My setup, unlike the OP, is an internal drive in my Panasonic Toughbook W8.
Forum: General Discussion 14 Aug 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 3,714
Posted By Randysea
Access my user account encrypted files from my admin account?

I have a set of folder I encrypted from my user account. I haven't figured out how to access them from my admin account.

In reverse, while logged on my admin account, I droppped some files into...
Forum: General Discussion 14 Aug 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 2,301
Posted By Randysea
No way to get rid of icon drop shadows?

Using Control Panel, Performance Info & Tools, Adjust Visual Effects. I have done various combinations that include unchecking Icon Drop Shadows. This works initially. But they always return on the...
Forum: General Discussion 14 Aug 2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,509
Posted By Randysea
I tried CDBurnerXP. I wanted to copy a CDROM with...

I tried CDBurnerXP. I wanted to copy a CDROM with audio on it. The copy process took over an hour and had errors.

I've just gotten Nero 9 (Windows 7 updated). Haven't tried it yet, but I hope can...
Forum: General Discussion 09 Aug 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 6,260
Posted By Randysea
I tried this solution a while back. I have a...

I tried this solution a while back. I have a Custom scheme for Performance Options/Visual Effects. I unchecked Use Drop Shadows for Icons on the Desktop. It works fine until you reboot. After...
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