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Windows 7: Microsoft Windows Essential froze up - I am not tech savy

23 Aug 2015   #11
PC LIZARD

windows 7
 
 

Emily the more you learn the less you pay the man to fix your pc... i have two laptops for 8 yrs. only paid for one repair...in 8 yrs..


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23 Aug 2015   #12
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by emilyINillinois View Post
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Question 2: The YouTube video said you have to be in administrator mode. How do I get there?

Thank you.
Try the steps shown in that video and let us know where you encounter problems.
Right-click on the cmd shortcut (as shown in the video)
Select Run as administrator (as shown in the video)

Let us know if that works for you.



As far as what happened with the forum post - let's consider that a glitch and only deal with it if it happens over and over.
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23 Aug 2015   #13
emilyINillinois

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thank you, PCL. I will try hit post "quickly" and see if it works.

Yes, did a "critical" scan on Panda.

Will now try to ck dsk as admin. Wish me luck.
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23 Aug 2015   #14
PC LIZARD

windows 7
 
 

Emily as i said you can do it... if it don;t work keep at it..
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23 Aug 2015   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

This forum has a very complete list of Tutorials for Windows 7.
The Tutorial section is a the top of every page.

Seldom does one have to leave the forum to see a how to or tutorial for Windows 7.

I would recommend reading them and using them.

Tutorial by Brink:

Disk Check

Microsoft Windows Essential froze up - I am not tech savy-tutorials.jpg


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23 Aug 2015   #16
emilyINillinois

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

First, I really would have not posted here if I had felt confidant to watch the YouTube video or a tutorial by myself. I have gotten myself in a lot of hot water in the past....

That said, THANKS to torchwood, PCL and ThrashZone for your patience and understanding with me. (Thanks for your encouragement, too, PCL!)

I DID it! I ran a chkdsk and all was well until just a few seconds ago....the little Essentials flag WAS green until just a moment ago. Ugh. Well, mission accomplished....I hope!

Now I need to ponder upgrading to Windows 10. . . but that's for another thread, and most likely I won't do it at all.

Again, thank you all very much for your kindness! Your random act of kindness for today!
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23 Aug 2015   #17
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windows 7
 
 

thank you miss emily....
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23 Aug 2015   #18
emilyINillinois

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

No, thank you, PCL!
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