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Windows 7: Windows XP to 7 upgrade

22 Jan 2010   #1
steveseven

Windows 7
 
 
Windows XP to 7 upgrade

Hey, I just have a few things to list that are weird since my upgrade, and I wanna see if anyone knows how to handle them.

1. If I close my lid (which is set to do nothing) and leave it for a long time (I think about 2 hours, but I'm going to run some kind of experiment), when I open it back up the screen stays black for a prolonged period of time. then when the screen background comes back up and I move the mouse around, in about 5 seconds it freezes and I have to wait like 10-15 min for my comp to work normally. does anyone know why that is? when my comp sleeps, it starts up real fast coming put of sleep mode, so for now I switched it to sleep after 2 hours to see if that will help, but its not fixing the problem if one exists.

2. Under "Solve PC Issues" it wants me to run system maintenance and set up a backup. I ran system maintenance once, but it wanted me to do it again the next day, why is that? And I have an external hard drive, but will it keep coming back even after I back up my computer?

Those are my major questions, I have a few others I will post after these get answered. Thanks to all who are taking time to help, it is very my appreciated.


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22 Jan 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

First, did you actually upgrade from XP to 7, or did you do a clean install?

Second, System Maintenance is not a Windows 7 program. Could it be a program that came with the laptop?

If you complete a backup successfully, it should not prompt you to create another one for a while. If it does, post back, and we will figure it out.

~JK
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22 Jan 2010   #3
steveseven

Windows 7
 
 

I did a clean install

I have a Dell Inspiron 1520, i dont know if it came with the computer

Also, I have another weird thing- I was running an AVG scan on my computer, left the room, came back in (i was away about 30 min) and the sign in page was up. I signed in, and about 30 seconds later there was a message saying Windows shut down unexpectedly. Was this just a fluke thing?
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22 Jan 2010   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I doubt it was a fluke.

Provide more detail on running AVG.

I use to use it and never came to a sign in page. Sign in to what?? AVG? What do you think you signed in to?

Can you run a successful and complete AVG scan now without any "sign in" stuff?
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22 Jan 2010   #5
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

He means that Windows crashed and he had to log back into windows.

AVG is not a very good AV Scanner.

Get Microsoft Security Essentials,,, much better scanner and it's free.

Also,,, on 1
Your system will still go into Sleep or Hibernate after a period of time. This is normal.
However,, there is a problem at times when coming out of sleep or hibernate.
This may not be directly related to 7.
I am trying to find the fix posted around somewhere.....

Try these to start with....

PC Won't wake from sleep

and

https://www.sevenforums.com/gtsearch....sa=Search#1061

Can you provide screen shots for number 2?
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23 Jan 2010   #6
steveseven

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I doubt it was a fluke.

Provide more detail on running AVG.

I use to use it and never came to a sign in page. Sign in to what?? AVG? What do you think you signed in to?

Can you run a successful and complete AVG scan now without any "sign in" stuff?
ya, i signed in like i just turned on my computer
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23 Jan 2010   #7
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

you can go to the scheduled tasks and delete RAC and System Maintenance the RAC will cause the reboot issue
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23 Jan 2010   #8
steveseven

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computersplus View Post
you can go to the scheduled tasks and delete RAC and System Maintenance the RAC will cause the reboot issue
Whats RAC?

Also, my mouse pad has the scrolling bars on the side which were very convenient. now with Windows 7 they dont work, can I turn them back on somehow?

Also, when I would change the volume an image would come up to show the volume level, now thats gone too. how do i get that back?
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23 Jan 2010   #9
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steveseven View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computersplus View Post
you can go to the scheduled tasks and delete RAC and System Maintenance the RAC will cause the reboot issue
Whats RAC?

Also, my mouse pad has the scrolling bars on the side which were very convenient. now with Windows 7 they dont work, can I turn them back on somehow?

Also, when I would change the volume an image would come up to show the volume level, now thats gone too. how do i get that back?
Make sure your touch-pad driver is installed
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23 Jan 2010   #10
steveseven

Windows 7
 
 

would i find the driver online or on my comp?
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