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Windows 7: "Restart computer now?" - fails to restart

26 Aug 2014   #11

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Hi gregrocker - shot attached.

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26 Aug 2014   #12

Windows 7 32 bit

Just out of curiosity, when you get prompted to reboot after an install, click no or I want to wait until later, then immediately reboot from the start menu. If it succeeds every time then it may be a bug in the API programs call to reboot.
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26 Aug 2014   #13


It looks correctly configured, but may I ask why you have the ugly Win2000 graphics instead of Win7's elegant Aero graphics. If you are misled that this saves any resources, it does not.

I would right click the Desktop to Personalize, choose an Aero Theme and some of the spectacular Win7 backgrounds for a slideshow - the most popular feature on all of my thousands of installs.

Then continue to work through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 to run SFC, establish a Clean Boot, try the recommended free lightweight AV in place of any bloated AV, utilize System Resources to check for problems and solutions, consider a Repair Instll.
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27 Aug 2014   #14

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

I like things plain when working on the PC. Fancy graphics serve no purpose and sometimes make the names of tabs tricky to read. Thanks for the additional suggestions, MilesAhead and gregrocker. If I find a fix I'll let you know.
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