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Windows 7: My PC is booting much faster now

03 Jun 2010   #11

Windows 7 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UKEZ View Post
Note: The only thing that I allowed to happen was a windows update which happened when I shut the system down.
Then logic would dictate that it was the result of an update.

Does it happen every boot now?
Thanks for your concern Smartyeyeball but i resolved the issue now. It wouldnt boot into safe mode, restore, I couldn't ctrl/alt/delete or anything.

One strange thing was that the on screen keyboard started coming up after numerous reboots and restore attempts, but still nothing else would load or function.

This is how I managed to resolve it:

When the black screen came up and the on screen keyboard started showing i selected the 'Options' button then selected the link at the bottom of the options page that says "Control whether the On-Screen Keyboard starts when I log on"

I was then presented with "Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Ease of Access Center\Use the computer without a mouse or keyboard" page, of which I deleted the menu text across the top of the screen and typed taskmgr.exe .

The Task Manager popped up, I selected the run command and run Explorer.exe which temporary gave me access to my desktop.

Once I was back at my desktop, my system restore still wouldn't work properly and the PC couldn't be shut down, it could however log off.

So I created another Administrator account, logged off and back in as a new user and everything worked fine for the new user. I logged out and back in as my original account and i got blacked screen again with keyboard.

I then rebooted and logged back in as my new administrator account and modified my original accounts user right to a standard user and found this totally fixed whatever the problem was.

I was then able to modify my original account back up to administrator status and bingo everything works again.

I ran a full Sophos scan and found no Viruses, I removed Sophos and ran a AVG scan no viruses I removed AVG and ran a Microsoft Essentials scan and again NO viruses.

Its sorted now so thanks

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03 Jun 2010   #12

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11

Ukez, Glad to hear you got it all straighten out.
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03 Jun 2010   #13

64 bit Windows 7 Ultimate (Free from Windows 7 Launch Event)

I don't know which update did the do? BUMMER. . . sort of
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03 Jun 2010   #14


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UKEZ View Post

Its sorted now so thanks
That was indeed a curious situation. Definitely a nasty conflict somewhere.

Have you had any trouble with installing updates with Sophos active before?

I assume that it since its your 'work machine' you don't have any patched files, custom themes etc?

For elimination purposes, it may be worthwhile disabling your security suite and then downloading each update manually and individually. On the plus side, if does happen again, you at least know of a laborious way to 'correct the situation'

+1 kudos on the handwriting
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03 Jun 2010   #15


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BruhthaKuga View Post
I don't know which update did the do? BUMMER. . . sort of
not listed in event viewer?
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03 Jun 2010   #16

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UKEZ View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
Isn't it nice when the new OS (win 7) is as good as it is advertised. :)
That's debatable, I switched my PC off last night went to bed, woke up this morning grabbed a coffee and booted my Windows 7 system up to find a black screen and white cursor.

A common thing on windows 7.... I get a log in screen login then a black screen...

They didnt advertise that in there brainwashing commercials
Yeah, those black screen with white cursor happenned to me twice in the last past, i guess you're right.

What i did is to shut down wildly and press F8 key to log on the repair console and did a repair (no restore choosen)...but it had replaced my "Modded" msoe.dll Windows Mail file, discuss in the tutorial forum...

At the second black screen i did shut wild again but three times and it booted again itself on safe mode and started working. So, after rebooted and all went fine in the Os.

I suspect the WAT to be part of this black sreen as a security warning on modified files. Anyway, my "Copy of Windows is Still Genuine" !!!
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03 Jun 2010   #17


Ive faced black screen only once. and it returns to normal after rebooting again..sometimes the windows system just acting weird. maybe they feel dizzy.sick just like human
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04 Jun 2010   #18

64 bit Windows 7 Ultimate (Free from Windows 7 Launch Event)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kucing13 View Post

not listed in event viewer?
I updated a few at a time and event viewer wouldn't tell me which was the one that did the do. The first few times I thought I was just waking the PC up from sleep till I realized that I was actually booting all the way up.
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