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Windows Vista Help! Multiple problems! Explorer, Firewall, Sleeping

Discussion in 'General Software' started by ktadie, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. ktadie New Member

    Aug 7, 2008
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    The most important and most problematic is my problem with Vista Updates.
    I have asked for help at so many places, and hopefully you guys can help me out.
    This is basicly just copy + paste from my first post.

    And now, my second problem,

    My laptop strangly freezes, so I have to restart it. It happens when
    I have no active program running (i.e. music playing, a game, downloading)
    and isntead of going from my screen saver to standby/sleep, it freezes.
    What happens is that the mouse stops to work, my external Hard drive
    displays that it has been disconnected from my laptop. The power switch
    and power indicator (showing that the computer is on and "active") lights,
    and the light for the shortcuts, cpu usage and everything is on.. But, it dosn't
    respond to anything that I try to do with it, from the keyboard. F2 spam, Ctrl, Alt Dlt,
    etc. dosn't work. This results into me having to manually switch it off, and turn it
    back on...

    Now why is this happening? :S
    One thing that might be affecting it is that I recently (well a month ago) got a new driver
    for my laptop's nvidia card. it is the 174.93 ..

    My laptop spec's are:
    Windows Vista Ultimate
    t7100 Duo 1.8Ghz
    nVidia 8600
    2gig Ram.

    This is getting REALLY annoying.. Any suggestiongs? ;p

    and then lastly, for some weird reason,
    when ever i open MY computer, Windows Explorer stops working and restarts...
    Weird =_o

    Thanks alot in advanced.

    Lol, one more problem.. I recently downloaded a HUGE iso file (7gigs) with like 70 differnt zip files.
    I downloaded it straight to my external harddrive because my D drive and C drive are full. However,
    when i try to unzip them all together, it says that I cannot, because the format of my external hardrive
    is NTS or something o_O and that it cannot support files over 4 gigs.. now that is also, very depressing
    since my external harddrive is to all my big files and such.. ugh.
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2008
  2. Grasshopper New Member

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    For the first problem: If I were you first thing I would do is system restor. Vista by defaault makes a restor point befor installing updates. I don't remember where exactly this function was located in the Control Panel, but you can start it if you have a bootable Vista disc.

    For the laptop I realy don't know. It could be the drivers. Someone else will have to help you for that.

    As for the extHDD: most likely it is formated in FAT32 wich doesn't support files larger than 4GB or so. If you need to use it for large files reformat it to NTFS.
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  3. ktadie New Member

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    THe problem is that I don't have a vista cd. my laptop had it pre-installed ;p
    and, reformating my extHDD is kinda out of question, I have over 200gigs of movies, music and files on it :S:S

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