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Re: [In Progress] Aquired parent's old laptop, runs slow, discs don't eject.
« Reply #30 on: August 10, 2013, 01:07:28 AM »
No blue screens yet, and im going camping till wednesday.

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Re: [In Progress] Aquired parent's old laptop, runs slow, discs don't eject.
« Reply #31 on: August 19, 2013, 07:13:56 PM »
MikeMobes How is your system running?

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Re: [In Progress] Aquired parent's old laptop, runs slow, discs don't eject.
« Reply #32 on: August 20, 2013, 06:11:46 PM »
Still no blue screens, but it did have an instance of "windows didnt shut down properly." I set it to hibernate, put it in my back pack, and about an hour or so later when i was at work, when i booted up, it didnt resume from hibernation, it gave me the not shut down properly message. So far, that has been the only anomaly i have noticed since clearing the event logs.

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Re: [In Progress] Aquired parent's old laptop, runs slow, discs don't eject.
« Reply #33 on: August 20, 2013, 08:03:52 PM »
Was the battery dead when you tried booting it back up? When it went into hibernate did all the indicator lights on the laptop go out?

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Re: [In Progress] Aquired parent's old laptop, runs slow, discs don't eject.
« Reply #34 on: August 27, 2013, 08:27:14 PM »
MikeMobes, Still there?

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Re: [In Progress] Aquired parent's old laptop, runs slow, discs don't eject.
« Reply #35 on: August 28, 2013, 04:46:08 PM »
Still here, sorry.

It seems like something was keeping it from getting into hibernation, because I gave it quite some time before tossing it in the backpack... like at least 30 minutes.  I don't recall if it was dead upon reboot, however, when i rebooted it it was plugged in already. Not sure if the indicator lights went out or not, i just hit hibernate and closed the lid.

Side not, noticed another issue.  When trying to switch to a different user, it starts to, then freezes "explorer not responding" once partway into the new user. so far all the stuff that we've done has been under my user. do the other user profiles need to be evaluated too? should i just delete em? (my parents each had their own user profile)

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Re: [In Progress] Aquired parent's old laptop, runs slow, discs don't eject.
« Reply #36 on: August 29, 2013, 09:51:59 AM »
Will the computer go into sleep mode? You can access that thru the start button.

About the other profiles, yes they need to be scanned as well. But before we get into that, do they have any personal information in those profiles? It may be easier to move their personal information to a different location and then delete their profiles and recreate them.  If you do that, then you will have to make sure to click yes when it asks if you want to delete the files and folders that are part of the users personal settings.

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Re: [In Progress] Aquired parent's old laptop, runs slow, discs don't eject.
« Reply #37 on: September 06, 2013, 06:49:23 PM »
I can probably get rid of two out of the four other profiles. I backed up whatever information the windows easy transfer thing thought was interesting for the two profiles. how do i go about wiping out a profile? Sleep and Hibernate mode work. Sidenote, it's had another instance of me turning on the computer to a "windows has recovered from an error" dialogs after logging in.

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Re: [In Progress] Aquired parent's old laptop, runs slow, discs don't eject.
« Reply #38 on: September 06, 2013, 06:58:43 PM »
Go to the control panel and then to the user control panel. Select manage another user and then select a user you want to delete and then select "Delete Account" and when it asks about keeping files, click the Delete Files button and then click the Delete account button.

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Re: [In Progress] Aquired parent's old laptop, runs slow, discs don't eject.
« Reply #39 on: September 06, 2013, 06:59:29 PM »
Check and see if a new dmp file was created when you got the message that windows had recovered.

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Re: [In Progress] Aquired parent's old laptop, runs slow, discs don't eject.
« Reply #40 on: September 09, 2013, 10:25:33 PM »
yep

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Re: [In Progress] Aquired parent's old laptop, runs slow, discs don't eject.
« Reply #41 on: September 09, 2013, 10:44:09 PM »
Zip it up and attach it please. If it is to big to attach, let me know.

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Re: [In Progress] Aquired parent's old laptop, runs slow, discs don't eject.
« Reply #42 on: September 12, 2013, 08:08:21 PM »
So, I don't really remember posting that last message, not really sure what that was all about. Anywho, im going to read through the last few messages, and get back to you today/tomorrow. Just wanted to post so you know im still here.

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Re: [In Progress] Aquired parent's old laptop, runs slow, discs don't eject.
« Reply #43 on: September 12, 2013, 08:14:56 PM »
No worries. It happens to all of us occasionally. At least it has happened to me.

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Re: [In Progress] Aquired parent's old laptop, runs slow, discs don't eject.
« Reply #44 on: September 17, 2013, 02:36:24 PM »
MikeMobes, still with me?

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