OK... but the shutdown problem persists. I just shut down and restarted. I got the full hang. Light stayed on. I had to hold the buttone on the case in until the light finally went out. And I got the OVERCLOCKING FAILED message at startup. Had to go into the BIOS and out again in order to start Windows. Yucky.
Posted 23 March 2015 - 08:30 PM
I thought you say it was working? Does it do this each time? Update your drivers with this free tool.
Snappy driver installer
Posted 24 March 2015 - 07:19 AM
Here's what happened:
I did neglect to close all programs before shutting down.
I got 1 or 2 "mini" hangs, where the light went out immediately when I pushed the button, and there was no problem restarting.
There were 1 or 2 full shutdown hangs. OVERCLOCKING FAILED at startup.
At other times there were no hangs.
Posted 24 March 2015 - 07:33 AM
The shutdown problem is still there. Different levels of the problem, sometimes seemingly depending on what happens during the days usage.
I really suspect the Classic Shell combo with Win 8.1. I'm gonna start looking at the unmodified version of Win 8.1 so I'll be able to handle it when Classic Shell is gone.
If that doesn't fix the shutdown problem, then it's probably Win 8.1 itself. I may just have to wait 'til Windows 10. There HAS to be a REASON for this annoying problem!
Posted 24 March 2015 - 07:58 AM
This computer is only about 6 months old. It's a top-of-the-line machine, with lots of storage, memory, and a giant video card. It's running faster than it did when I first got it, thanx to you... but I think we've gone a bit too far! I'd really like the list of programs I've downloaded to remain in my browser. But I donno how to make that happen. I looked in WIPE, and unchecked HISTORY OF DOWNLOADS but that didn't help. The last thing I downloaded did not remain on the list after a restart. (I'm not looking for the old list to be brought back though.)
I didn't see any indication of bad drivers in DEVICE MANAGER. Do you still think Snappy Driver Installer will help as far as the shutdown issue? I'm sure that program will come in handy as the system ages though.
I'm gonna try a few shutdows now, to see what happens. WIPE has a CLEAN AND TURN OFF icon on my desktop. If I get a hang at shutdown now, I'll try using that? After that, are you out of ideas?
I appreciate your help, even if the shutdown issue didn't go away.
If Windows 10 doesn't fix the problem, I guess om gonna be pretty upset! This system cost a GOOGLEPLEX dollars!!!!!
Posted 24 March 2015 - 08:10 AM
OK, to simplify...
I'd like my downloads to remain in my browser.
I'd like my bookmarks to remain in my browser as well.
If I know how to turn that stuff on and off, I'd feel much better about it.
Posted 24 March 2015 - 08:18 AM
I forgot to mention... something weird happened a short while ago this morning. A purple band appeared across my screen with text on it. YOU'RE ABOUT TO..... I think that's what it said. The computer restarted before I could read the text. I'm pretty sure I didn't accidentally press anything. Maybe this is nothing?
Posted 24 March 2015 - 12:20 PM
This is the mystery of the ages!!!!!!!!!!! I used the WIPE icon that cleans and shuts everything down... and I got a full hang!!!!! And then I had to retrieve passwords to get into both of my email accounts. So though cleaning out a lot of junk from the system makes it run faster, I wanna back off a BIT. I wanna be able to get into sites without having to retrieve passwords and then type them in. Apparently, cleaning out the system isn't the answer!
Posted 24 March 2015 - 02:53 PM
Ok, if you are overclocking then I suggest you to clear the CMOS.
Try shutting down after you have done this.
Posted 26 March 2015 - 09:38 AM
I think enough has been done in an effort to fix the shutdown hangs on my system. Although it didn't fix the problem, my system runs faster now. But I'd like to back off a bit.
When I go to my two email accounts, I now have to retrieve and type in my passwords in order to get to my inbox. Can you tell me how to change this back to the way it was before when I just needed to type "HOTMAIL" in Google, click on one of the results, and I'm in.
Thanx for trying to get rid of the shutdown hangs on my system. I'll be ditching Classic Shell soon, hoping that will fix things.
Posted 26 March 2015 - 09:52 AM
SORRY, I didn't see your post!
I'm not overclocking! It just says that when the system hangs. I don't know why it says that. Do I still clear the CMOS?
Posted 26 March 2015 - 10:06 AM
I'm attempting to get a list of all my components. Login failed at the Puget Systems site.
Posted 27 March 2015 - 08:46 AM
Before anything else, I'm suddenly getting "REDIRECTS" in FireFox. Lots of them. FireFox prevents them from happening but I'd like to know what to do about this. I scanned with Malwarebytes and found nothing. I even temporarily installed Spybot S&D... scanned and found nothing. I scanned FireFox and found nothing. I'd like to fix this before the situation gets worse? Do you think uninstalling FireFox and reinstalling it again will do the trick? I know sometimes that doesn't work.
Posted 28 March 2015 - 04:06 PM
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